I enjoyed this–hope you do also.
I watched the news all day today, ABC, CNN, Fox, and local channels. NONE of them showed this. That’s a disgrace.
I saw some of these earlier today. It’s part of the reason why I’m nervous about the idea of withdrawing aid or, as some have suggested, entirely withdrawing from the Muslim world. Whatever we do, we need to do it in a way that does not hurt these people or any friends we have in the region.
While this is heartening, I don’t get the sense that these kind folk represent the majority of Libyans. Also, it’s really annoying to see news outlets blaming an obscure film on YouTube as what sparked these events. Lord have mercy
RE: “I donâ€™t get the sense that these kind folk represent the majority of Libyans.”
Unfortunately those aren’t the ones in charge. So . . . it’s a pity.
The rioters don’t represent a majority, either. They just get most of the attention. I’ve been hearing that polls in Libya show the U.S. to be popular now for our role in the overthrow off the former regime.
Thank you T19 for publishing this – that takes courage because this does not fit the pre-conceived and simplistic ideas that many people hold about the situation in Libya.
It is a pity that this didn’t get more coverage. Charles, can you point out the polls you have heard of? I would like to see some of this good news.
I heard it on the television and it turns out to be true:
Thank you so much Charles52.