Now that all Americans have reportedly been evacuated from Libya and the U.S. Embassy has been shut down in Tripoli, I'm glad that President Obama and his administration have proposed economic sanctions. Freezing the assets of Gaddafi is something I also agree with, obviously. I think it's interesting that in the 21st century, the fastest, and often times the simplest, way is to "attack" financially. Although Gaddafi has a reported amount of billions and billions of dollars, he's trapped in a corner, no?
He's doing everything he can to cling to his power, though the people have spoken. I feel like this is an accelerated version of the American Revolution inspiring the French Revolution. But I hope the Libyan Revolution is 10x more successful with positive long-term effects, than the French's in the 19th century. Anyways, it is like a good domino effect, where the corrupt and dogmatic regimes across the globe will slowly fall one by one. But how will the UN, the world, and the United States react? How much influence does the UN Security Council actually have, and how fast can they act? But of course, we have to think of the humanitarian aid that must be sent to Libya and protecting the foreigners in Libya who must be escorted safely out of the country.
My brain starts to hurt when I start to think about all the things that must be considered before taking any action, politically. I just hope the United States plays it smart and doesn't start something we can't finish and simply works with the international community as a whole to solve this crisis.