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December 02, 2006


Come to Libya

we won't kill you, probably ...

sounds like a winning tourism slogan to me

or how about this one

come to libya

Now with 50% fewer beheadings

see, designing an advertising campaign isn't as hard as it looks

When the great mercantile powers financed and sent missionaries to other countries, they did so knowing that those missionaries would be the vanguard for the future military and commercial conquest of those countries. When I read your account of the corporate sponsorship of that event, I can't help but think of it as the same kind of project.

Thanks for posting on this, 'pockets. The science community has rallied around the health care workers, but at this point, it's really all up to the Libyans.

If those six are executed, one wonders how many health care workers from other countries would be willing to go there? (Assuming that the info that the six are innocent is widely known, of course.) Thanks for the info E.P.

Not to be a total cynic, but isn't this EXACTLY the sort of behavior we expect from Libya? Kangaroo courts and show trials, and summary executions so that the citizens can blame someone other than the government for failures of domestic policy?

I find it completely unsurprising that the Libyans aren't taking American concerns seriously. After all, our little concentration camp in Cuba and our international torture network aren't very popular with the international community, but that doesn't seem to be stopping us. Pot, meet kettle.

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