Saturday, March 19, 2011

"The somethingorother-ization of Libya has begun"

Shots fired.

As it usually does in situations like this, my mind alighted on a historical parallel: The day in 1983 the U.S. decided to take a "hot" role in the Lebanese Civil War. The Marines had been rather popular, up until we decided to shell the Chouf Mountains. It was for the defense of the multi-national force, which was being plinked by the Druze militia. Still and all, the main result was that a couple of months later we wound up with 300+ dead Marines.

As for Libya? Maybe I'll have something more worthwhile to say later. Here's hoping for the safety of our military in the meantime.