Sunday, February 22, 2004

“As part of a U.S. congressional delegation, U.S. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert met with Libyan officials for several hours Friday prior to a two-hour meeting with Libyan leader Qadhafi. Boehlert said Saturday in a phone call to the Observer-Dispatch that the delegation insisted Libya meet several conditions: It must implement a systematic disarmament of its WMDs, forge a partnership with the U.S. in the war on terrorism, acknowledge its culpability in the Pan Am Flight 103 disaster and begin to improve its human rights record. Improved U.S. relations would be Libya's reward for compliance.”

I have always asked myself why are we not allowed to develop our own WMD ? Who has given the right to other countries to dictate this ? Not that I advocate this path because it is too expensive and the money used for this progam would be more useful elsewhere . But simply why shouldn’t my country have it s own weapons if it can afford it ? is it because it would on a par with Western countries and therefore a threat to their interest ? just a thought …
Anyway it is too late now the weapons are gone and probably it was the only way to get back into the fold as the proverb goes ‘when you can’t fight them , join them’. I hope we can turn the page and start a better life… Libyans are going to be rewarded for ‘compliance’ .

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