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View Diary: The Repetition Compulsion for War -- and How It Might Fail This Time (134 comments)

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  •  I'm afraid I don't agree (0+ / 0-)

    with that statement. Using your logic our Revolution in 1776 failed to produce our own democracy because it took a long while and a Civil War to get where we are today. The same could be said for the French Revolution...how many years until they finally had a Republic? I don't think you're giving Libyans enough credit.

    That doesn't mean I advocate anything in Syria...there are a whole host of differences between the two countries...it's not a cookie cutter proposition, and I firmly oppose striking Syria.

    •  History has showm the majority of armed, violent (0+ / 0-)

      revolutions do not succeed and end up with further violence and sometimes civil war. The US compared to Canada is a prime example. Canada surpassed the US sooner in democratic rights which also included women and minorities without the appalling loss of life that occurred in the US.

      Libya is still under UNSMIL, UN Chapter Seven, until March 2014 so the west could go back in. Doubtful they would do that. Everyone in Libya would pick up arms against the foreigners.

      There are now calls for the removal of current government leaders.

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