The King of Kings is Dead

King of Kings crown collage

Three years after being declared “King of Kings” by over 200 African kings and rulers, Muammar Gaddafi has been killed by rebels that despised his rule. This title, King of Kings, was bestowed upon Gaddafi in August of 2008, during a meeting in the Libyan town of Benghazi. The purpose of the meeting was for Gaddafi to consolidate his power over the whole of the African continent. In his remarks Gaddafi declared:  “We want an African military to defend Africa, we want a single African currency, we want one African…

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Why the NATO Policy in Libya is Better than the BUSH Doctrine

I grew up in a place where we had enough land to raise a few animals. Raising animals is valuable because it teaches lessons of life and death. There were also object lessons of self-reliance and of care taking. We raised chickens and one of the most beautiful parts of that was watching a hen dutifully sit on her eggs until they would hatch into soft fuzzy chicks.  It was a momentous occasion to watch that little chick peck its way out of the shell. As a young child, my…

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The Libya Problem | To Remove a Dictator or Not

Senator Marco Rubios proposal of a senate resolution to remove Qaddafi i fraught with perils. Removal of a brutal power obsessed dictator such as Qaddafi is no easy task. Such monsters will not just walk away from power. Qaddafi has already declared that he will not go quietly into the night like Hosni Mubarak of Egypt.

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Emotions Lead The United States To Another War

We humans seem very good at using our our emotions to decide what is good or bad.  This emotional gut instinct or “common sense” is often based on large identifiable events or occurrences, rather than daily, incremental occurrences. Take the attack on the USA on September 11, 2001.  On that day a little over 3,000 people died. It was a tragic day, but in the ensuing wars that have followed we have lost over 4,500 of our soldiers.  We justify the deaths of our soldiers (more people) based on one…

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