Where is Twitter outrage at Russia and China opposition to no-fly zone for Libya?A Point of View, Libya, Middle East & North Africa, Politics | Sandra | March 1, 2011 at 20:37
Does Libya want a no-fly zone or not? Is that considered “help or intervention?” If they do want a no-fly zone, then why aren’t the tweets flying hard and fast that show outrage at Russia and China for opposing a UN Security Council resolution for a no-fly zone to be enforced by NATO?
I follow Twitter #Libya and #Egypt religiously. First I heard, “Where is the U.S.? Where is Obama?” There was a huge cry for help.
Then suddenly it changed from “Why isn’t America doing something?” to “No intervention. We don’t want help.”
I support the Libyan people’s uprising and have from Day One. But just as they complain about mixed messages, I’m getting mixed messages too – from Libyan Twitters. But the tweets are silent on Russia and China who oppose a no-fly zone. Who knows what Russia and China support? It’s certainly not democracy.
Sigh – It took a lot of martyrs spilling their precious blood for the world to act. It looks like a lot more is yet to come. Russia and China don’t seem to mind.
Gaddafi is a master of manipulation. He stayed on top in Libya for 42 years by dividing and ruling. He’s licking his chops as the Libyan twitters go at the U.S. Â The Gaddafi regime is emboldened.
Obama doesn’t want to be involved in another war and either does America. In a democracy, everyone gets to speak their mind. Those talking loudest are not necessarily those who make the decisions.
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