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Thread #136028   Message #3104298
Posted By: Bill D
28-Feb-11 - 12:00 PM
Thread Name: BS: Dealing with 'Unreasonable' People
Subject: RE: BS: Dealing with 'Unreasonable' People
Look at the situation in Libya. Many feel that 'the people' need help from outside, and are debating "how" & "who" & "when", long before anyone has decided "whether".

In situations like this there IS no really clear answer...even among 'reasonable' people....because there is no clear consensus among Libyans as to what they'd prefer. I heard several insist that 'interference' from some power like the US would ruin the result because they didn't want any feeling of obligation to us. "Please...let us do it ourselves"
Others felt that so many were dying that the UN should get involved.

It seems that 'reason' was on BOTH sides.