By M. Alexander
Why is this “war” different from all other wars? It seems to me like the same thing is happening in Libya that happened in Iraq, the same thing is happening that happened in Afghanistan—an escalation of media coverage, increased military presence, and deterioration of domestic infrastructure; a civil war within the country causing an international conflict.
To be honest, I haven’t been keeping up with the all of the news about Libya. Most of my knowledge comes from headlines and passing conversations. I hear things like “We’re at war…again” “There is a no-fly zone” and “This is going to be World War 3”.
I am not writing this blog to agree with or dispute any of these claims. I am just tired of the debate about whether it’s a war or not a war. What does the definition have to do with it? As far as I can tell, people are dying. As far as I can tell, social uprisings seem to be popular in The Middle East lately. As far as I can tell, this will not be the last one.
I don’t know how to stop it, I don’t know what we should do, but can we try to do something different this time?