"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."

Friday, February 25, 2011

HOW TO END THE LIBYAN CIVIL WAR IMMEDIATELY AND WITHOUT ANOTHER BULLET BEING FIRED: PAY QADDAFI'S MERCENARIES TO STOP

NYTIMES: Diplomatic Push on Libya Intensifies
The world should intervene in Libya to stop the killings and bloodshed there, a senior United Nations official said Friday, as France and Britain called on the United Nations to approve an arms embargo and sanctions on Libya and NATO said it was ready to help to evacuate refugees.

What can the world do to keep a brutalized country from falling apart?

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said that “there’s a need for more state action and intervention for Aprotection” of civilians.
I'VE GOT A BETTER NON-KINETIC/NON-VIOLENTR/NON-MILITARY IDEA:

QADDAFI'S FORCES ARE ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY MERCENARIES.

WHY NOT OFFER THEM A THEIR PAY PLUS A BONUS AND AMNESTY FOR RETREATING/DEFECTING?

QADDAFI IS PROBABLY GONNA L.OSE AND IF HE DOES THEY WON'T GET A CENT.

THIS IS REALLY THEIR ONLY OPTION, AND IT WILL END THE BLOODSHED AT ONCE.

UPDATE: AFTER ALL, TURNABOUT IS FAIR-PLAY