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First off, thanks to the Think Out Loud folks for having this discussion and for inviting me to take part. And thanks also to Ahmed Abraibesh and Paul Sullivan. Here are some links to several discussions of this topic that I believe are helpful in thinking this through. I mentioned only the Gilbert Achcar interview which, in light of the events of the last several days, is much less persuasive. The others are by Richard Falk and Marjorie Cohn. Had there been time, I think it would have been useful to explore the likely motivations for the US/French/British governments. Even if we accept that a part of that motivation was genuinely humanitarian, the consequences for the Libyan people will depend very much of what other goals are likely in play.
If folks want to get in touch with the Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, or see a list of the over sixty local organizations involved in last Saturday's peace rally and march, please visit www.pprc-news.org
Again, thanks to OPB and the other guests. Let us all hope for the best for our brothers and sisters in Libya and throughout the Middle East. But let's do more than hope by getting engaged with these issues, and by contacting our elected officials to share our views and concerns.
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