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Germany and Poland have stayed out of the conflict.

The conflict in Libya continues without a sign of a clear victor in the wake of NATO intervention. Readers have been writing in with their thoughts on the situation.

The following comments reflect the views of DW-WORLD.DE readers.

Ongoing conflict in Libya

Covert operatives are indeed the precursor to ground troops in Libya! As you can see the involvement of the West is becoming deeper and deeper, which is no longer the original professed scope outlined by the promoters of the “no-fly zone.” Ground troops will eventually be necessary to save face (the West’s) in the aftermath of the routing of the rebels by loyalist forces. Besides, the rebels by themselves can’t be counted on to oust Gadhafi because of their inexperience and sheer stupidity! Congratulations to Germany and Poland for not participating in this foolish adventure! — Kevin, Philippines

Here the US is trying again to get other people to do the dirty work for their own interests. Why get involved in Libya? To claim the protection and democratization of the Libyan people is pure hypocrisy. If there weren’t oil and other important resources there, they would not give a hoot. Why not concentrate on helping Japan instead? — Merillet, France

Germany and Poland are right in their decision not to join the ongoing conflict in Libya. As everyone can see, the promoters of the no-fly zone are wrong in thinking that it will be a short war and making bombing raids is enough to eventually flush out Gadhafi. That has not happened and now, there’s talk of sending ground troops! — Irma, Philippines

It is somebody else’s turn to rush into this civil war. Sarkozy is eager to do so, Italy was happily befriending Libya. Leave it to the EU, United Nations or the international alliances of African or Arab countries. Saudi Arabia can afford intervention or mediation. The US cannot afford more international armed conflicts while we close schools and cut domestic programs for the elderly. — Felicia, US

I am proud that reason prevailed in the German and Polish stance on Libya. As for the former-US National Security Adviser’s critique, this is all about US interests and falls in the same category as the statement by Joschka Fisher; paid lobbyist for US interests. Zbigniew Brzezinski is still trying to manufacture public opinion with his outdated Cold War mentality. It seems the German government has shed their US apron strings, which was long overdue. Again I have to say, good work for a mature and wise policy on the decision not to take part in a Libyan civil war. — G., Canada

I think Obama is right. He said overthrowing Hussein had a cost of millions upon millions – “we can’t do it again.” It is clear that overthrowing Gadhafi is not possible for the rebels [alone]. Only somebody with a million upon millions [of dollars] can succeed. — Franklin, Costa Rica

I suppose the rebels shouldn’t be armed, otherwise it would seem like Western countries are using Libya’s war as a market for their weapons. Diplomacy should begin immediately on both sides and a ceasefire should be declared. Bombardment will achieve nothing. It begins to smell like the “democracy” brought to Iraq. — Anar, Azerbaijan


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2 Responses to " Germany's decision to stay out of Libya lauded "

  1. Anthony Cloud.. says:

    The warmongering British (the Poodle), have been left in the lurch by the USA (the Master). Now they started a nice NEW war, along with France fully expecting the full might of the American war machine to back them. A poodle needs someone to give it commands and without the USA, they are running around like headless chickens.

    They ‘forgot’ that the USA is bankrupt (as well as themselves). Now they suddenly find there is no face saving way out. It seems to me that Gadaffi is winning this one hands down, so what now?

    If the Brits pull out, they not only lose face, but they also lose trade with Libya and their oil plus a lot more rabid Muslims all trying to get at their 72 virgins in the UK. The only ‘decent’ thing they can do is to send in ground troops. I’m not sure how they will pay for it, after all it’s all for a good cause, and they will try to make the British taxpayer pay. Problem is, they have already sucked the taxpayer dry.

    So, I’m guessing it won’t be very long before the ‘brave British troops’ are invading, raping and killing as is their wont, until they have installed a new dictator of their choice, boosted the queues for Al-Quaeda membership, killed off a few more hundred young British lives, (who only wanted the thrill of knocking off a few “rag-heads” and raping their daughters) and killing untold thousands of innocent Libyan civilians all in the name of US and UK “Democracy”.

    I’ve always found it strange that when soldiers of a non-UK, European or USA country rape and murder innocents civilians, that this is a war-crime and the horrid perpetrators (everyone except the actual soldiers) have to be dragged to a kangaroo court in The Hague, but when USA and UK troops rape 14 year old girls then hill their entire family and burn the evidence, that this is somehow overlooked as ‘combat stress’ and the soldiers who did it get a slapped wrist. I wonder if this couldn’t be dual-standards again?

    Perhaps the fact that anyone who dares to tell the truth about Islam, Black crime or the Holocaust is locked up in the name of “Democracy” is also a double standard.

    Maybe even the howls of outrage that were screamed against ‘Apartheid’ and the deathly silence about the Israeli ‘Apartheid’ would qualify as well. What do YOU think?

    Watch the TV – they give you Bankers, Cabinet Ministers, NHS Bosses and everyone else who gets a big salary, but just like John Clees in Fawlty Towers – “Don’t mention the WAR”. After all, wars are free, aren’t they?

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  2. William says:

    At least the South Africans didn’t build a bloody gate wall around the Bantustaans (homelands to the ignorant) and stop anything getting in or out!

    You see the Blacks in S.A were “Freedom Fighters” but the Palestinians are “Terrorists”. How’s THAT for double-speak?

    Are the masses having “Free Palestine” concerts, collections, student demonstrations, and riots? Is the UN applying sanctions?

    Will someone explain to theis ignoramus what the difference is?

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