'This Does Not Represent Us': Moving Photos of Pro-American Rallies in Libya

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9 comments on “'This Does Not Represent Us': Moving Photos of Pro-American Rallies in Libya

  1. Charles52 says:

    I watched the news all day today, ABC, CNN, Fox, and local channels. NONE of them showed this. That’s a disgrace.

  2. Alta Californian says:

    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.

  3. Robert Lundy says:

    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

  4. Sarah says:

    RE: “I don’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.

  5. Charles52 says:

    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.

  6. MichaelA says:

    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.

  7. Robert Lundy says:

    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.

  8. Robert Lundy says:

    Thank you so much Charles52.