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No-fly zone over Libya can be ‘bloody blunder’

William Pfaff has a nice way of zeroing in on the core of a problem. He flags three things against foreign intervention in Libya. First, let Arab uprising remain what it aspires to be – popular, authentic, spontaneous, democratic and disinterested with regard to established international political and economic interests. Let it remain that way. Don’t discredit it or dent its self-respect or doubt its capacity to regenerate. Second, some of our media honchos who rooted for Indian support for US intervention in Libya as smart thing to do are dead wrong. Father, forgive them, they do not know what they’re talking about. They don’t know this isn’t a case of Gaddafi versus the people. A lot of history goes into it and it has overtones of political separatism. To blunder into it will be crass naivety that will show up George W, Bush a real wise man – who came to know only after the invasion of Iraq in 2003 that Islam has two sects known as Sunnis and Shi’ites. Third, a prerequisite of enforcing a ‘no-fly’ zone will be to bomb the daylight out of Libya  to such a thorough point that no fly or mosquito dares to fly. In short, Libyan sands will turn red with blood. Read William Pfaff on the perils of foreign intervention in Libya.    

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