European Union Colonialists are Morally Bankrupt
It can't be overstated how important and momentous are the popular uprisings against the dictatorships and monarchies of North Africa and the Middle East. While we all feel an urge to support the revolutions, history must teach us that meddling is wrong. After all, many of the leading European Union powers, such as the United Kingdom, France, Italy and the Netherlands caused most of the problems in the modern world, with their colonialist policies that pillaged continents and imposed friendly dictators. The United States has, in the last half-century, taken this bankrupt policy to new heights, with massive military and diplomatic support for the dictators of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and many more oil-rich or Israel-friendly puppets.
So, while America is rightly staying out of the revolutions, Europe seeks to meddle, with David Cameron fantasising about using British forces in Libya while Gadaffi uses French jets to bomb his own people. It's pathetic and it exposes EU Foreign Policy (led by an unelected British woman) as a shambolic fantasy that can never happen, as all the world sees it as still more colonialist meddling for the EU's gain. I really don't know if Ireland, a disgraced and impoverished vassal of EU/US banking scams, can ever really influence international affairs at an EU level, but it would be a good start to call for EU foreign policy to be defined primarily by those nation states that have never colonised.