Proof That NATO is Relevant. And Irrelevant, Part II

Apparently George Grant is not the only one who thought that the performance of of a handful of powerful militaries working under the guise of NATO is proof that the transatlantic alliance is still healthy. David Abshire, the U.S. permanent representative to NATO from 1983-1987, writes that the speed with which NATO acted in Libya, as compared to … More Proof That NATO is Relevant. And Irrelevant, Part II

Proof That NATO is Still Relevant. And Also Irrelevant.

Clearly NATO played a major role in the ability of the rebel forces to bring down Qaddafi. Though the TNC deserves credit for its efforts on the ground – particularly the apparent coordination between the TNC command in Benghazi and the sleeper rebel cells in Tripoli – the Libyan uprising would have been much shorter and … More Proof That NATO is Still Relevant. And Also Irrelevant.

Drunken Liberals Ruining Libya With Their Jets, and Parties and Other Unspeakably Immoral Things

So I am just getting around to the recent divisions within the rebels forces in Libya (more on that later), including the interview that Seif al-Islam  al Qaddafi gave to the New York Times, in which the Brother Leader’s son claimed that he had reached an alliance with the Libyan Islamist movement led by Ali Sallabi. … More Drunken Liberals Ruining Libya With Their Jets, and Parties and Other Unspeakably Immoral Things

He is Screwed. She is Screwed. We’re all Screwed!

Admittedly, I have been a bit harsh on the United States and NATO for the way in which they intervened in Libya seemingly without giving thought to post-intervention requirements as well as on the Transitional National Council (TNC) and the rebel movement in general for being relatively weak, disorganized and divided (although this is much … More He is Screwed. She is Screwed. We’re all Screwed!

Video from the Libya Front: What Was the US Thinking?

So Libya is screwed and the United States is doing little to make the situation any better. As the stalemate between rebel forces and Qaddafi troops solidifies and as intervening forces actively call for a negotiated settlement that undermines international law, two issues are becoming more apparent for the United States. First, it is increasingly … More Video from the Libya Front: What Was the US Thinking?