Category Archives: Libya

Syria, Libya And The Endor Problem

Note: I say “we” a lot in these kinds of posts, for convenience more than anything. It should be taken to mean “the West”, as in the general “Western World” of which Ireland is a small, but legitimate, part. A … Continue reading

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The Third Presidential Debate

So, third debate time, after the first and second. This is primarily a foreign policy debate and follows much the same rules as the first debate a few weeks ago. Romney needs something out of this. The polls are stabilising, … Continue reading

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Libya: The Dangers Of Intervention And Free Speech

It may seem like I only discuss Libya when something bad happens. In that regard, I can only plead my subsistence on what I get to read on a daily basis. A country struggling to exert control after a somewhat … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Thing I’ve Read This Week (07/04/12)

Third place: Someone from the milblog community said this on Twitter: Yeah, no. Two drastically different situations there,  separated by the difference in geographical position, technology, media coverage, room for expansion, openness to new ideas, experience with democracy, religious issues, … Continue reading

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Syria

It has been pointed out that I haven’t said anything about Syria at all, which may seem odd considering the amount of time I spend harping on about Libya. Part of this is a general burnout on such a topic, … Continue reading

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Libya: Problems In The New Year

It has been a while since I last talked about Libya, but a few events and incidents in the past few weeks have brought it back firmly in my mind ( my traditional “wait and see” attitude the other reason … Continue reading

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Libya: Post “Liberation” Thoughts

Libya continues to struggle in the aftermath of Ghaddafi’s death. While many have trumpeted the death of the “mad dog” as the end of the Libyan trouble and the beginning of a new free state, I, as ever, remain deeply … Continue reading

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