Sunday 23 July 2017

We all have duty to help oppressed

Supporters of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi protest opposite Downing Street against the military
action taken by the UK, USA and France against Libya this week.
Supporters of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi protest opposite Downing Street against the military action taken by the UK, USA and France against Libya this week.

KEVIN Myers (March 24) refers to the military action in Libya as originating with " the feminisation of the State Department decisions" and goes on to say how this conflict is "elevating the feminine instincts of caring and nurture".

Since when is the idea of protecting those weaker than ourselves, and using force to do so necessarily a feminine instinct? I don't believe there's anything feminine in aiding the rebels in Libya to overthrow a tyrant, as it is a masculine trait to protect those who need it.

It is also the duty of the West to protect and to assist citizens fighting for their freedom wherever they happen to live, and we should feel proud to be part of the Western hemisphere despite our inability to aid the coalition militarily.

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