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dc
24 March 2011 @ 03:21 pm
This may be a first for the Arab world: An American airman who bailed out over Libya was rescued from his hiding place in a sheep pen by villagers who hugged him, served him juice and thanked him effusively for bombing their country.

Even though some villagers were hit by American shrapnel, one gamely told an Associated Press reporter that he bore no grudges. Then, on Wednesday in Benghazi, the major city in eastern Libya whose streets would almost certainly be running with blood now if it weren’t for the American-led military intervention, residents held a “thank you rally.” They wanted to express gratitude to coalition forces for helping save their lives.

Doubts are reverberating across America about the military intervention in Libya. Those questions are legitimate, and the uncertainties are huge. But let’s not forget that a humanitarian catastrophe has been averted for now and that this intervention looks much less like the 2003 invasion of Iraq than the successful 1991 gulf war to rescue Kuwait from Iraqi military occupation.

This is also one of the few times in history when outside forces have intervened militarily to save the lives of citizens from their government. More commonly, we wring our hands for years as victims are massacred, and then, when it is too late, earnestly declare: “Never again.”

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dc
23 July 2008 @ 07:09 pm
http://www.wecansolveit.org/


please watch this speech, if you can.  it's only five minutes long, and incredibly interesting.  this very well might be the future, happening right now, and if anyone can do it, al gore can!  he's kind of the man.
 
 
dc
19 July 2008 @ 01:31 am
    BATMAN
 
 
dc
09 January 2008 @ 12:14 am
So I here you all are having some kind of elections or whatever back home. I should probably get back in the swing of things later. For now, last full day in Turkey!
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So, from Istanbul, Turkey, signing off! Here's to 2008!
 
 
dc
08 January 2008 @ 11:26 pm
It's been a busy last couple of days, hereabouts. I would have updated last night but I fell asleep around eleven... readjusting to EST is going to be hell.
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dc
06 January 2008 @ 10:11 pm
A lazy Sunday...IN TURKEY.
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dc
05 January 2008 @ 06:10 pm
Snow! :(
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dc
03 January 2008 @ 06:30 pm
Snow! :D
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dc
03 January 2008 @ 06:20 pm
Slow day today, but more ahead, by all accounts. I am currently listening to the last call to prayer of the day -- it's really a quite beautiful sound, something I could get used to listenig to five times a day -- and relying on Turkish coffee to keep me awake until bedtime.
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dc
02 January 2008 @ 10:57 pm
This was a most excellent day.
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