President Obama has announced that he will be offering membership (or dismembership) to Libya in the Drones Club. I suppose this means that Pakistan won’t be the only place where we accidently blow up civilians instead of bad guys. Now that Syria is gunning down their people, perhaps Syria will be inducted into the Club as well. I mean, one can’t justify going into Libya to stop one government from shooting protesting crowds if you aren’t willing to intervene militarily in other nations when it happens elsewhere.
I myself would rather subject the offending nations to the warbling of Crosby Nash Stills and Young who managed to end protestor shootings following the Kent State Massacre with the annoying song “Ohio” . Perhaps the lads could croon “Libya” or “Syria” instead, tin soldiers and Assad coming, etc. Sure, aging rock star singing might not be pretty, but it is cheaper than war and generally involves less death. You can’t count on Bob Dylan for protest anymore, he just sold out a lifetime membership in the we shall overcome hall of fame by playing in China and allowing the Commies to dictate his song selection. Forgive the vulgarity but Blowing Mao in the Wind is not good for one’s protest legacy.
But I digress. Libya will now experience the spectacle of Italian Military advisors (the first since Il Duce), French military advisors (pardon, use this white flag), and British military advisors (Lawrences of Libya). There may be more advisors than rebels. My advice to the advisors, locate bomb shelters, those drones sent by Obama don’t always distinguish friend from foe. I would imagine that John McCain, oddly walking around Libya with his strange smile, will be happy we are bombing, but a little disconcerted that the President has stepped up attacks now that McCain is in Libya.
In any event, it seems that the Drones Club membership will be on the rise. Whether that is good news remains to be seen. Or whether the remains to be seen will be good news.