I want to point out something rather obvious that people might be overlooking. From the onset, something has been rotten about this ordeal. But has anyone noticed the fact that in a place where Arabic is the primary language, why are foreign reporters/photographers (that includes american media since we’re being told these protests are [exclusively] occurring in Libya) capturing protesters who’s signs display English?
I remind folks, I lived in a place where Arabic is the primary language and I do have a newspaper that depicts the protests of a young girl who was stoned to death (the first time in years in that city) and guess what? Their signs displayed their primary language, not English. It just seems rather convenient that people who are upset and protesting had the presence of mind to make their nearly perfectly plotted signs with English only (or mostly). Here’s a few examples:
Muammar Gaddafi has been in power in Libya for 42 years– why is the u.s. so concerned about spreading democracy now? They let a bully go crazy his own people for nearly half a century but now they want to step in? Hmm… just look at the signs and remember how I’ve mentioned media manipulates us.
July 2009, Gaddafi and Obama meet at the G8 in Italy where they later sat at the same dinner table. This was also the first time in 39 years that Libya sat and talked with a u.s. President. September 2009, Gaddafi said; “he’d endorse Obama as President forever”. And way back in 2004; “The delegates said the meeting was “warm” and that they had discussed renewing ties between Libya and the u.s.” Further, “… delegation leader Curt Weldon said the talks had been “very positive”.
Not one sign is in English… as to be expected since English is not the primary language.
A final note; check out what Wesley Clark had to say in 2007 because I think you might find it interesting…