Regime Change Comes to Libya

The four New York Times journalists missing in Libya since Tuesday have been “found.” They were in “state custody.” Of course they were! And in Libya, Gaddafi has… sort of agreed to a ceasefire, and sort of offered amnesty to rebels, after the U.N. security council agreed to military action against Gaddafi. Except, in his way, Gaddafi also promised to hunt down and murder anyone who opposed him! Yes: “We will find you in your closets. We will have no mercy and no pity.” The U.N. and the U.S. are also putting real action in the hands of the Arab League, because of all the obvious reasons. Still, this is one of those situations that a large number of people will be unhappy about for various rationales! Pick your hobbyhorse: oil, Iraq, Israel, chaos, the rise of the MUSLIM CALIPHATE, whatever. And it will be messy. But it’s very difficult to find your way to a position that doesn’t support the citizens trying to get rid of Gaddafi.