The day UKIP opposes the war is the day we have an opposition, is the day we still have an independent country. The Daily Express and UKIP, this is your moment to prove you mean what you say. I fear both of you are failing.
On March 19, US and British cruise missiles joined with French and other NATO combat aircraft in Operation Odyssey Dawn/Operation Ellamy, a neo-imperialist bombing attack under fake humanitarian cover against the sovereign state of Libya. Acting under UN Security Council resolution 1973, US naval forces in the Mediterranean on Saturday night local time fired 112 cruise missiles at targets which the Pentagon claimed were related to Libya’s air defense system.
or key ”Kucinich – War A Swamp. Obama Libya Action Unconstitutional” in Youtube..
John Redwood expresses his doubts –
(I am tempted to fisk this statement but just look at how many reasons there are as to why this intervention should not be happening. As for the UN’s desire to protect civilians from barbarism, I would suggest they might be about to do just like the coalition did in Iraq. The lesson of Vietnam was the best way to protect civilians is not to go around killing dozens of them every day, and bombing them )
This is bloody hopeless. The real aim is not to help civilians anyway as we know. The reason so many are being killed and maimed and will be, is so the oil/banking cartel which bought Cameron and Hague and put them into office, get their pay-off.
John Redwood knows it’s a sack of shit, but he won’t rock the boat…….
UKIP should be piling in.
Rock The Boat by The Hues Corporation might inspire someone to stop prevaricating and openly oppose the war in Libya. While Hague keeps talking right up his …………arse, as follows –
Writing in the Times, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague argues, “The Prime Minister and I are working to transform the European Union’s neighbourhood policy so that it can act as a magnet for positive change, providing clearer incentives for the creation of free, democratic and just societies that respect human rights”.
And that man thinks he’s a Conservative. He’s a living nightmare. Before you say anything more about it being a good idea to kill innocent people, William Hague, please watch this video –
Actually, ‘Operation Odyssey Dawn’ as it is officially called, serves multiple functions:
1. It acts as yet another diversion/delusion from other more pressing events (timing is always critical);
2. It attempts to put the Empire on the ‘side of the angels’ following its embarrassment over its funding and (continued) support of a gaggle of murderous military dictatorships;
3. It gives the Empire yet another bridgehead in Africa;
4. And of course it guarantees the largest source of oil in Africa.
Amongst those who abstained over Resolution 1973 were Russia, China, Brazil, Germany, and India. Aren’t they embarrassed by their collective display of at the very least ignorance and at the most, indifference? Had Russia or China used their veto, this illegal invasion could at least have been delayed. Damn all politicians!
In the UK only thirteen MPs voted against the Libya operation after the invasion had already been launched! So much for democracy (what would have happened if by some miracle the Commons had voted it down? Could the British government unkill the people it has already murdered in Libya?).
The degree to which politicians use propaganda is illustrated by the following quote from a British MP, John Woodcock:
More pre-emptive rationalization! On this basis anybody, anywhere is likely to be attacked based upon what they might do. It’s outrageous that allegedly civilized people can agree (post-humously) to rain death and destruction down on the Libyan people based on nothing more than an opinion! It’s based simply on the fact that the rebels faced defeat in Benghazi and the assumption that Gaddafi’s forces would then go on the rampage raping and slaughtering the inhabitants of Benghazi.
So instead Gaddafi doing it, it’s being done by the combined forces of the most powerful military machine on the planet that acts with impunity even excusing the inevitable ‘collateral damage’ based simply what he thinks the numbers of dead will be on either side! There speaks the voice of Empire, “Any path we choose” indeed spells it out, the God-given right to interfere anywhere they choose to.
It started life with well-placed atrocity rumours, created by ex-Gaddafi sidekicks that got the whole ball rolling. A classic Kosovo move: plant fake stories of ethnic cleansing and genocide by the Serbians (all the while arming the fascist Kosovo Liberation Army, who had been committing atrocities and funding their operations from the heroin trade), then send in NATO and bomb the shit out of the natives.
Isn’t it about time that the Western ‘left’ stopped passing judgment on the workings of other countries (I suppose I should be thankful that’s all it has) but words that essentially reflect the imperial mindset? The ‘we know best’ attitude, something I have come across all too often in my travels around the planet and one heavily imbued with racism, albeit of the patronizing kind (actually possibly the worst kind, the ‘Robert Fisk‘ kind of liberal racism).
Fidel may be long in the tooth and very much out of the ‘old school’ way of thinking but he knows how the Empire operates, it’s also very much ‘old school’ too.
Note when Fidel wrote this, on 4 March, nearly three weeks ago, accurately predicting that the invasion was already a ‘done deal’. But it needed a pretext, a ‘Gulf of Benghazi’ kinda thing, thus the video of a jet going down over Benghazi was offered as proof of Gaddafi’s evil intentions. The problem was that is was a rebel jet, shot down no doubt by Gaddafi’s forces.
As with everything else about the Libyan ‘revolution’ (I wish), nothing is what it appears to be, all is illusion faithfully peddled by a complicit MSM. Thus the chance for the Libyan people to really take charge of their own future has been aborted by the Empire.