Monday, 21 March 2011
ARE WE MAKING A HUGE MISTAKE IN LIBYA?
As British and French jets pound Libya tonight, I can't help but ask myself, are we making another huge mistake like we have in Iraq and Afghanistan?
When the UN voted for the mandate to allow NATO to enforce a 'no fly zone', the Arab League pledged their support. But, where has that support gone? The UAE and Qatar are the only ones now supporting action and that is with financial support. Where is the huge Egyptian air-force for instance? Have the Jews in the US administration held them back for fear that once they taste blood in Libya, Israel might be their next target? Gaddafi is already playing this as Western imperialists on an oil grab, using language like crusaders and Muslim brothers, how is that going to play in the Arab world? Are we going to have been said to have interfered in a civil war? Who are these rebels anyway and where do their loyalties lie? Will we be able to get rid of him anyway? We had a 'no fly zone' in Iraq for 11 years before Saddam was found in a hole in the ground, (maybe).
No mention of Western Military action in the Yemen or Bahrain. In both those countries, civilians are being massacred by Government troops and police. I have seen videos, as I'm sure you all have because they're circulating freely on the net, of civilians being shot indiscriminately by police and armed Government militia. But, of course, both these countries are pro-West and our allies, so that's alright then! Mind you, they don't have oil either, or am I just being cynical?