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Is the Libyan Rebellion Seeking to Remove Gadaffi a Good Thing or Bad Thing

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Is the Libyan Rebellion Seeking to Remove Gadaffi a Good Thing or Bad Thing

     There are widely varying perspectives on what is happening in Libya. 


Opposing: 
Some accuse the mainstream media of falsely depicting what's happening there and slandering Gadaffi. Others argue that NATO's powers are being abused by the USA and Europe. 
Others claim that the "war" or attack is being used to secure a military bastion for the US, and preferred access to oil reserves by corporations. The US and NATO and the CIA are imposing imperialism upon Libya and killing many civilians.

Supporting:
Gadaffi is accused of being a dictator, a tyrant, a terrorist. The rebels are characterized as people seeking democracy, freedom and self rule. The US and NATO are assisting the rebels is their fight for freedom. 

Some people say that the rebellion is a good thing but that the US, NATO and the CIA should be keeping out of the struggle. The core question of this poll is about the rebellion. Do you support the rebellion or oppose it?

Please vote and then add your comments. 

What's your opinion, including whether the poll question and options are fair?

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I'm not sure.
       20% from 26 votes  
The rebellion is a bad thing
       53% from 69 votes  
The rebellion is a good thing.
       27% from 36 votes  

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I've struggled with this, but the fight for freedo... by Rob Kall on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 11:06:11 AM
"Watching native dressed Libyans celebrating, shou... by Maxwell on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 1:43:02 PM
"I've struggled with this, but the fight for freed... by Levantine JR on Wednesday, Sep 21, 2011 at 5:40:33 AM
I'd be a lot less suspicious of the anti-rebel rep... by Jim Arnold on Wednesday, Sep 21, 2011 at 8:15:02 AM
the only bad thing I see possible is the new Libya... by Kent Welton on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 12:19:47 PM
...that no person not privy to the secret and ... by Rafe Pilgrim on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 12:24:21 PM
I suspect when this is over our first move will be... by Michael Shaw on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 5:05:08 PM
are already moving in. To me, this was just anothe... by Vaikunthanath Kaviraj on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 6:21:05 PM
I would  like  to pose a challenge to ev... by Mark Sashine on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 12:38:02 PM
When I take off my liberal and judgement hats, I d... by Maxwell on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 1:39:39 PM
The truth for me is, I really don't care about the... by Robert Tracey on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 6:01:47 PM
...for his own people and for Africa. He never eve... by aberamsay on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 3:40:17 AM
I expand my vision on the issue. In any case, good... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 8:05:15 AM
Does anyone know who the rebels are and who is fin... by Phil Linehan on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 12:47:39 PM
to nationalize foreign oil companies, and he had l... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 7:06:29 AM
For the past several years, I have viewed anything... by Monish Chatterjee on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 12:56:47 PM
as a quid pro quo to NATO for their participation ... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 7:16:58 AM
We won't know if the regime change will benef... by Donald on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 1:16:01 PM
The military incursions are covered by mainstream ... by Nimueh Rephael on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 3:42:55 PM
who intended on moving away from the American doll... by Michael Shaw on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 5:02:58 PM
There are always many angles to every situation an... by Francisco Aguilar on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 4:41:12 PM
I read a lot of people referring to Gadaffi as a d... by Vernon Huffman on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 12:27:05 AM
I admit I think Gaddafi is getting his comeuppance... by Michael Shaw on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 4:54:46 PM
The insurgency with massive military intervention ... by Helge Nome on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 5:20:46 PM
Interesting comments. We just don't know but ther... by Gustav Wynn on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 5:36:37 PM
for posting this. Very informative. It sickens me ... by intotheabyss on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 7:54:48 PM
The reality is more complex than the pro and con a... by ron park on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 8:26:21 PM
The poll is not fairly stated. There are widely va... by Kenneth Walton on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 9:31:00 PM
It is all about centralization. Arabian tribal pol... by John Smith on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 10:09:05 PM
The invasion is more aggression and crime against ... by Mike Preston on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 11:33:20 PM
Libya under Qadaffi was the only prosperous Africa... by aberamsay on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 3:09:53 AM
http://www.answercoalition.org/national/index.html... by tim mcghie on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 6:00:29 AM
We do demographic analysis automatically on all po... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 6:44:08 AM
is always a good thing, both for those who suffere... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 6:53:05 AM
The Libyans did not remove their government, thoug... by Frances Thomas on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 9:14:07 AM
You said it right and could not be put any better.... by aberamsay on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 3:01:34 PM
The "rebellion" in Libya was violent from its Fe... by Frances Thomas on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 7:14:00 AM
Is Western support about the oil? Of course. Is th... by Jim Arnold on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 7:47:45 AM
As you defined the opposition answer, essentially ... by John Reed on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 7:50:45 AM
I suppose I wasn't clear enough about NATO's obvio... by Jim Arnold on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 8:58:43 AM
Like it or not we here argue our own souls. Some o... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 9:30:20 AM
I don't believe in devils, Mark. And to elevate th... by Jim Arnold on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 2:48:57 PM
Mark's reference to "devils" is clearly metaphoric... by John Reed on Friday, Sep 2, 2011 at 1:07:37 PM
I'm not sure Mark was being metaphorical. In any c... by Jim Arnold on Friday, Sep 2, 2011 at 10:11:32 PM
Not that any of this is the least bit relevant to ... by John Reed on Monday, Sep 5, 2011 at 12:08:12 PM
The counter-offensive in Afghanistan involved genu... by Jim Arnold on Monday, Sep 5, 2011 at 7:54:15 PM
Getting rid of Khaddafy? Good.Getting the people u... by J. Edward Tremlett on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 9:18:29 AM
... whenever your bosses commit a hideous crime- t... by aberamsay on Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 at 2:56:06 PM
1. We have no business going into a sovereign coun... by Susan Gonzalez on Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 at 1:48:21 PM
"What business is it of ours to oust a ruler of an... by Jim Arnold on Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 at 3:09:52 PM
The rebels in Libya started off by firebombing a p... by Vernon Huffman on Tuesday, Sep 6, 2011 at 12:39:49 AM
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have ... by Jim Arnold on Tuesday, Sep 6, 2011 at 8:40:37 AM
very poorly put.  Gadaffi was a dictator, sur... by GLloyd Rowsey on Sunday, Oct 2, 2011 at 6:39:10 PM
You may be the last open supporter of Kadaffy, and... by Jim Arnold on Monday, Oct 3, 2011 at 4:07:21 AM
All you Trolls on here qualify your statements by ... by XTAR GUY on Sunday, Oct 30, 2011 at 12:18:05 PM
You go from saying that "trolls" claim "Gaddafi wa... by Jim Arnold on Sunday, Oct 30, 2011 at 8:49:44 PM
Obama is, in fact, the first US President to openl... by Vernon Huffman on Monday, Oct 31, 2011 at 3:27:45 AM
I'm not defending Obama. But the difference betwee... by Jim Arnold on Monday, Oct 31, 2011 at 5:02:35 AM

 
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