"The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy.
All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
It works the same in any... country."
-- Nazi Reich Marshall Hermann Goerring
(at the Nuremberg War Trials)
congratulations on the most irrelevent use of this quote.
the issue regarding foreign incursions over Libya, is that none of those making the attacks are actually being attacked!
Germany, a nation who is far closer to this arena of conflict than USA have withdrawn their support for purely this reason.
italy, as mentioned in here by another poster, has had missiles fired at it by Ga-daffy duck and still plays a very minor role in the situation.
and yet the overwhelming majority of acts are being undertaken by the USA.
during recent wars, many have complained that american is NOT the world's police. once again, i am being provoked into reiterating this alleged fact.
i dont like ga-daffy duck. frankly i think there have been more than enough excuses to 'neutralise him'. Pan-Am 103 and WPC Yvonne Fletcher being just two examples from a UK perspective alone!
but right now, you have a ruling authority (whether you like them or not) being threatened by a domestic force, which is being aided by foreign agents at a sudden drop of a hat.