As I’ve moved west access to television news in English has gotten easier. Here in Arcueil I have my pick of CNN, the BBC or Skye News. I could also get Al Jazeera in Greece. So I’ve been able to watch the rebels in Libya shoot down their own plane, pose for pictures on top of shattered tanks while flashing that universal symbol of vacuity, the peace sign, engage in bitter disputations amongst themselves, lie to the television reporters by staging an obviously fake burial for the cameras, and cry out for military assistance. I’ve seen a high profile representative of the French intellectual class, Bernard-Henri Lévy, weigh in on the side of military intervention. Given all these warning signs, if President Obama does anything more militarily in this situation, he is not as smart as I thought he was.

About Saint Expedite

Retired early, then took a trip across the Pacific from Seattle by container ship. From China I stopped in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, Holland, Denmark, England and Ireland before heading home to Puget Sound. This blog is an account of my travels. Write to me at
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