One of the big questions about the situation in Libya is: is it war? The term “civil war” has been widely used to describe the fighting among the Libyan people. What is less clear is whether or not the military intervention should be considered a war.
As the situation unfolds, Oregonians are debating whether the U.S. should be involved in Libya or not. An anti-war protest marking the eighth anniversary of the war in Iraq drew people from around the region, some of whom decried President Obama’s decision to help enforce the no-fly zone. But a group of Libyan-Americans gathered in Portland recently to voice their support for U.S. involvement in their home country.
Do you have a connection to Libya? Do you have family there? What’s your reaction to the fighting among Libyan citizens? What do you think about the no-fly zone? Have you participated in a demonstration for or against U.S. involvement in Libya?
- Ahmed Abraibesh: Owner of Clogs N More stores in Portland, grew up in Bengazi and left Libya in 1977
- Paul Sullivan: Professor of economics at the National Defense University and an adjunct professor of Security Studies at Georgetown University
- Will Seaman: Volunteer with Portland Peaceful Response Coalition and a mechanical engineer for Hewlett Packard