Chris,I hope that I am just a

Chris,

I hope that I am just a paranoid blowhard that should shut up and smell the roses.  I hope that I am looking at events through an antiquated prism, and that the world has changed dramatically in the 20 years since I completed my university studies.

I hope that I am completely wrong and that you guys mock me for my stupidity until I retreat from openDemocracy with my Texas tail between my legs.

However, every neuron in my body is firing with the message; "Mucho oil + mucho tribalism = muchos muertos".  Gadaffi is a symptom, not the disease.  Libya has Tuberculosis and you are giving it Luden's cough drops.  You will be blamed when the patient dies.

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