The violence in Libya is horrid and unfortunate… and it saddens anyone with even a small strain of humanity that a government would attack its own people. Because of this, there has been talk of a US intervention. This is a bad idea.
There is no legitimate of valid reason for the USA to step in. In fact, there are even more reasons to stay away. Next to Libya is Egypt who is returning to the state of chaos it had just settled down from. The region is violently unstable. Our presence there would only serve to agitate and aggravate the entire region.
We are already in two war zones over there. We do not need a third. If Libya is to be stabilized, someone else is going to have to do it. Saudi Arabia could step up, negotiate that Crackpot’s departure and take command of Libyan military forces until elections are held, and then oversee those elections. Same thing with Egypt. If not the Saudis, then someone else, I don’t care who. Just not the USA.