The Libyan Revolution
Over the past few months, Islamic regions have been undergoing revolutionary change. The most recent example is the Libyan crisis with the tyrannical rein of Muammar Qaddafi. Qaddafi was no doubt a bad man, but before we judge too soon we must reevaluate the United States’ actions. Now that Qaddafi is dead there lies the ultimate question: who will come to power? There is empirical evidence that terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda or Hezbollah will support and rule the new government. In fact, the Top Libyan Rebel Leader, Abdel Hakim Belhadj, has roots with Al Qaeda and is the founder of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group. There is a strong support for this rebel leader and others like him with a common ideology.
Let’s examine the United States and its involvement in this whole Libyan extravaganza. There is a strong animosity for the United States around the world for many reasons but particularly because of our American Globalization, which can also be characterized as our interference around the world. This whole Libyan ordeal was never in the interests of the United States but somehow we still ran to their defense. We are already fighting two wars and we don’t need another. From the beginning, the United States was ultimately funding rebels we knew absolutely nothing about. This is totally illogical. As a result, the United States is going to pay the price with a Libyan government highly likely to be backed by radical Islamic terrorist organizations. How does this benefit us?
The United States needs to be more centralized and concerned with domestic issues first. I believe American problems like immigration, healthcare, and the economy are far more vital than supporting a Libyan revolution. The United States needs to stop being the world police and should let countries make their own destinies. The United States became the greatest nation in the world, not from the help of others, but because of our own initiative and talent.