Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Very Sobering Thought

M.K. Bhadrakumar in Asia Times Online, on the UN resolution on Libya:
In sum, we are standing somewhere at a similar threshold to the US invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, which began as aerial operations to back up Northern Alliance [NA] militia, supplemented by special forces operations, and was later legitimized as a ground presence.

We all know how that one worked out.

This time will be different?


The Afghanistan war may have legal sanction but I would not call it legitimate. I think Bhadrakumar uses the word in the context of recognized legal authority. I read the word with that meaning and it in no way changes the meaning of his statement.



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