April 3rd, 2011
06:36 PM ET

Do you think the U.S. should arm the Libyan rebels?

We've had lots of discussion on this site about whether or not to arm the Libyan rebels. I weighed in early, along with Zbigniew Brzezinski, Doug Feith, Angel Rabasa and many others.

What do you think is best?

soundoff (321 Responses)
  1. brian

    the libyan opps are not fit to rule:
    the NFSL have long allowed themselves to be used as tools by the CIA, trained to assassinate Gadaffi. They have allowed foreiign militaries into the country, who are killing Libyans...and destroying the country...just like they did in yusoslabvia and Iraq and afghanistan...and the will do the same to Libya

    April 6, 2011 at 4:58 am | Reply
  2. brian

    Al Qaeda: Pawns of CIA Insurrection from Libya to Yemen

    Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
    April 3, 2011

    After two weeks of imperialist attack, Libya is being mangled by al Qaeda terrorists, civil war, NATO air raids, cruise missiles, Predator drones, and C-130 gunships – all made possible by the CIA-backed al Qaeda rebels of Cyrenaica. US, British, French, and Dutch commandos have taken leadership of the rebel forces, and are arming them with modern weapons in flagrant violation of the arms embargo specified in UN Security Council resolution 1973. Al Qaeda is also stealing heavy weapons on its own, as the president of Chad has reported. The singing tomorrows of the fatuous US-UK color revolution rhetoric have dissolved, exposing the hideous reality of a brutal, cynical, imperialist drive to destroy the modern nation-state itself.
    havent the The stupid anti libyans libyans read Machievellli...NEVER allow in foreign armies, esp the US and NATO...cause they wont leave

    April 6, 2011 at 5:41 am | Reply
  3. Adel

    Obviously you are on welfare and don't have to work.
    You should use the time to find the truth instead of the junk you call information.
    Get a life.

    April 6, 2011 at 9:18 am | Reply
  4. nic


    April 6, 2011 at 10:07 am | Reply
  5. Adel

    Brian you must be on welfare. I have no time for this kiddish stupidity, I have to work.
    As for you Brian and the other few kids who can't see Gaddafi for the criminal he is, I say: Stay stupid, it looks good on you.
    Good Bye

    April 6, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Reply
  6. Sam

    Libya is bleeding, help Libya, protect the poor civilians :'(..Mummer stop the blood shed GO OUT !!

    April 6, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Reply
  7. megobasha

    نعم لتسليح الثوار لأن القوة ليست واحدة ولأن رسالتنا واضحة وهى بكل بساطة بأننا مللنا من الكذب والقهر والتعذيب وأسر الحريات وإنعدام حرية الرأي والأمان لكل الليبين
    إن معمروأولاده وزبانيته يعتبرون أن ليبيا وثرواتها هى فقط ملكا لهم والليبيون عبارة عن عمالة وصخرة وعبيد لهم يرمى لهم الفتات وقتما يشاءوا وهم يعيشوا فى نعيم وفوق القانون

    April 6, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Reply
  8. nural

    the argument that there are alqaida member with the rebel is absord and here is why
    1 the libyan rebel fight for democracy and civil right,and when alqada member fight under the comand of people fight for democracy they belive that they will go to hell afterlife ,because democracy is an secular idea and not an islamic state ,
    2.the claim that if usa armed the rebels they will turn there power against the us like the taliban ,here is the thing
    taliban from the start make it clear ,we fight for islamic state ,the libyan rebel fight for democracy
    3.the usa armed the kurdish rebel against saddam and they never make an terror attack on usa
    4.even israel armed and the usa traind the palestinian authority and they never attacks an singel israely
    5.the russian armed the Ramzan Kadyrov chechnya forces and that worked well

    April 6, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Reply
  9. memo

    New video of al-Qaida in Libya ((ateia allah) )


    Execution of a police officer in Libya, play and beat him after his death by the rebels February 17


    The death of Libyan children with the result of Allied bombing on civilians in Libya


    April 6, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Reply
  10. brian

    de ja vu History : we had Rome at war with carthage and seeking to destroy the main obstacle to its imperial designs in the region. Now its Libya with Gadaffi playnig the role of Hannibal. Rome was insane with the desire to get rid ofCarthage, the US has inherited the same malady.How will this story unfold?

    April 7, 2011 at 4:00 am | Reply
  11. aisha almosrati

    stoooooop fighting .......stoooooop fighting .......stoooooop fighting .......stoooooop fighting .......stoooooop fighting .inf !!!
    we need peace . to build our country . and i hope it will be an Islamic state . the Islam is the peace . without kedafi . we need kedafi out out .

    April 7, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Reply
  12. aisha almosrati

    i hope that fence help us for freedom not for oil >> because i file like they do it not for islam but for personal problem with Libyan regime .

    April 10, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Reply
  13. Carolyn

    Dear Brian, I want to talk to you westerner to westerner (Judging by your name). I understand that you care about this situation, and you care about the truth. I do not want to warp your pride but I must tell you these Libyans are right. I was in Libya for 8 months 10 years ago and the whole country lives in a constant state of fear. it is like playing hide and seek, only the game never ends and if you're found you disappear. If you were a Libyan you would have secrets so deep you would be afraid to tell your wife, and you would have friends that disappeared. Every Libyan has their story. They don't even know what it means to be free. this word "freedom" you and I know, but these people never felt it. When I came home I cried for months, feeling the weight of this. the suffering if horrible. I know 2 people personally who were jailed. and have heard of several other disappearances and imprisonments. Please be careful what you say, and do not hurt these precious people any more. They have suffered enough. Instead listen to their stories, cry with them and pray that God will give them the freedom you have every day.

    April 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Reply
  14. meme

    no one is love gaddafe if he is crazy or killer cuz he is kill us cuz we say one thinge freedom no thing else donot belive any ony say ilove him cuz they take alot of mony to say that amirecan kids heat him too

    April 18, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Reply
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