I'm doing an argumentive essay on the military intervention in Libya. I want to do it supporting the military intervention, and I wanted to get your opinions on what points that I should focus on as well as what points I need to counter that are against the military intervention in Libya such as US interests, why aren't we in other countries(this one seems obvious to me to counter), as well as any other argumentive points.
Military intervention in Libya
You could start by mentioning what happened in the first 4 WEEKS, let's see:
-Peaceful protest turned to a massacre
-Shelling and air-strikes
-Comments of both Gaddafi and his son (destroying oil fields, blaming al-qaeda and threatening to lynch everybody… etc)
Then the fact that the people have asked for this intervention.
Counter arguments? I've read some that were so dump that I flushed them out of my system. Nothing comes across my mind right now.
I feel like I'm missing something.
Thanks. I've been keeping up with the events of Libya in the thread. I just wanted to get everyone's opinions on points to help make sure I don't forget anything, or if anyone has something they feel is important that I should make sure to include. And yeah. I remember some dumb arguments, but they're probably still wide arguments that I need to address.
Wow you picked a hothot topic. For counter arguments you have probably heard them already the one I came across is by this anti imperialism famous journalist in belgium whose interview I posted in the thread the last parts may help you: http://www.michelcollon.info/Libya-popular-uprising-civilian.html?lang=fr
Gaddaffi's buddies in africa: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/world-africa-12816381
though many thinkers and civilians have raised the same concerns.
but yeah the most recent pages of the thread should have various examples of opinions too,you could go back a bit earlier and find dragonpiece's (garbage) arguments which nevertheless were egs of the 'concerns' of one soldier etc, good luck!
edit: As for france rushing at the front of all of this, some argue it is simply a desire to shine on the international stage. To be recognised as a power,show their military strength. To show they have (been forced) learned from rwanda, from more recent mistakes in tunisia.Internal Politics in france are not too good at the moment either so this is an attempt at bringing the people together. Well just arguments I saw this morning which may be useful to you.
there were some graphic videos. maybe to support your argument you can show them. visual impact is usually really convincing.