Thursday, January 05, 2006
# Posted 9:27 PM by Ariel David Adesnik
“And Qaddafi is our president,” [the shopkeeper] said. “About him, no comment.” He laughed, but I don’t think he thought it was funny.Who wouldn't be? (6) opinions -- Add your opinion
Uh, Forbes magazine?
They were flogging Libya as a travel destination last year:
In response to Michael Totten writing "I'm sorry", I asked "Who wouldn't be?" Presumably, cs is suggesting that Forbes wouldn't be.
So, no, the post has not been edited. And my general policy is never to edit posts without letting everyone know.
To completely drain the blood out of the writing, David is saying/asking 'who wouldn't care that Qaddafi is stealing from this shopkeeper.' My point of the Forbes link is that corporations don't care, if they can make a buck.
I am pro-engagement even in the face of the shopkeeper's dilemma. We've affected more change in Libya than in North Korea and Cuba. If you attack Libya to save Libya, that shopkeeper will become a nationalist fanatic faster than you can say Slobodan Milosevic.
I see, the point is that if you sympathize with the shopkeeper, then you should oppose tourism. Forbes supports tourism and so doesn't sympathize with the shopkeeper. And cs is also pro-tourism so he doesn't care about the shopkeeper either.Post a Comment
Thank you for clearing that up.