Lord Soley

For those who are interested in the arguments for intervention (not just military) and the history of intervention back to the 19th century British campaign to end the trans Atlantic slave trade look at my article written for the Henry Jackson Society:

5 comments for “Intervention

    18/03/2011 at 3:12 am

    Its as with all other things. Sometimes right and sometimes wrong.

    Intervention can often lead to a greater good though, and its nice to see this highlighted in an Era when most think that Intervention is only bad. EG, how Iraq dominates how it is seen.

    Its always good to see Historical examples of how its not always been seen as so awful, and often had beneficial effects.

  2. Gareth Howell
    18/03/2011 at 10:25 am

    I am quite surprised that the four countries in question have agreed to impose the no-fly zone.

    Qaddaffi’s son and daughter have put their necks on the line, on syndicated TV footage.

    I suppose that reluctance to get involved in north Africa must be the reflection of history….. Tripoli (was it?) and the desert
    war. NATO involvement will certainly exclude a large commitment by the Germans or other WW2 Axis countries.

    To coin a newer epithet, The sands of time wait for no man, (Time and tide wait for no man) least of all for the UN
    security council in the North African desert.

    I have a great fondness for the people of North Africa, (Tunisia/Moroco), and a good deal of what the Arabs stand for.

    The pictures on the Zayed University website of an unbelievably handsome man,(no sensible person would object to that remark), so similar to the US President are also a reflection of precisely how small this world of ours is, and how important freedom and diverse democracy, is within it.

  3. maude elwes
    18/03/2011 at 11:25 am

    The intervention in Libya is a big mistake. A no fly zone will last as long as it takes to set up a full blown assault.

    So now we have Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. The next move has to be Iran. No?

    You really must move toward a call up of our British sons. That will kill two birds with one stone. Youth unemployment no longer menacingly knocking at the door.

    At the rate we are going with this US love in of war for oil sentiment, you should build more military hospitals to cope with the pawns being maimed and dying for this betrayal. In fact, the budget we have for these needs is far too low. We simply must fully follow the American line and take away all benefits from the poor, elderly and sick, they don’t deserve to live, after all, they only squander what you give and come back for more. Their hand outs may just pay for the first round weapons. And with any luck, we will be fully in there in three weeks.

    Now it comes down to we don’t need Blair and his ‘weapons of mass destruction’ cry. That was yesterday. All that’s required today is a call from a group of rebels who can’t keep their heads up and there we are, ready to let our men die for their cause. Not to forget, of course, the oil that hovers like a phantom as we watch the fire play on our TV news.

    How anyone in this country still pays tax is an enigma? A biblical exodus is what we should be planning. We need an Israel for the Christian British.

  4. Lord Soley
    Clive Soley
    18/03/2011 at 12:22 pm

    Maude. I suspect you haven’t read the article – am I right? If you have read it would you have been against the intervention to stop the slave trade in the 19th century as well?

  5. maude elwes
    19/03/2011 at 12:29 pm

    @Clive Soley:

    Perhaps if you could move on from 19th century slavery and an antiquated mind set, we could find answers for today in this 21st century.

    When is the welfare of the British people going to be top of your agenda? Is it impossible to extend your compassion to those here that could do with saving and assistance in fighting off a tyrannical mind set toward them? That way we may get value for money.

    War, in this case, is not the answer and pretending you are some kind of humanist doing a proud job by taking up the cudgel for others at the expense of the British people, by once again, taking us into war with the line ‘saving the incompetents from themselves’ the better off the world may be.

    We are incapable of looking after our nation, seemingly can’t influence Europe and commit to our duties there, and you want us playing Zorro to people who despise our way of life.

    I find that perverse.

    And, yes, I did read the article. Doesn’t mean I can’t think outside it for myself though.

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