Missing: Agency and Alternative in the Anti-Intervention Critique
by N. El Najjar
What would your articles have said when Benghazi turned in to Dresden? Would you still be
talking about reinforcing a narrative if the city lay in ruins and tens of thousands were slaughtered?
It is difficult to fathom the Libyan people thanking the world for not falling in to Gaddafi’s trap
It is even more difficult to fathom the leftist academic approach of addressing moral
bankruptcy by allowing Gaddafi to have his trap both ways – by either keeping a NFZ from being considered (from fears of aiding his rhetoric and allowing him to bomb cities) or by the West attributing to his narrative (even as they keep cities from being bombed).
What are we then led to believe, is the alternative just as morally bankrupt of a
narrative that Libyans actually do not know what is best for then ?!