I was surprised to discover the following article in a conservative-leaning British newspaper. I agree with the conclusion, because by saving a few from suffering, western governments have inflicted suffering on everyone.
STEPHEN GLOVER: I'm afraid the bitter truth is Iraq and Libya were better off under the tyrants toppled by an arrogant and naive West
Why did we invade Iraq and Libya asks STEPHEN GLOVER. We have made a bad situation worse for the people we thought that we were liberating.
Once again, disturbing news for law-abiding citizens that are still foolish enough to believe in government integrity...
I recall during my days of business travel having had a concern that most Americans did not even know was a mattered about which citizens must be concerned. At the time, it was illegal to do business with Libya or any Libya business. How did that concern me? I would have been breaking the law if I stayed in a hotel owned all or in part by Libyans. Of course, I had no idea about the ownership of hotels in which I stayed and never sought the information. I considered that living on the edge (to show you how edgy my life was).
After reading the following article in the New Yorker, I learned that it was okay for the government to, once again, ignore its own laws. Those apply only to stupid, innocent citizens.
As always, a powerful piece by the editor of The New Yorker, David Remnick...
Of course, Fox News fans will not like it nor agree with it, because it is intelligent and well-informed. For anyone interested in foreign policy and current events, it is well worth reading.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.