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Libya and hindsight
Fri 22 Apr 2011 02:50 am filed by the Editor - Opinion
By BiteBack Publishing Hindsight can be a troublesome thing. I distinctly remember ranting on this very blog about Gaddafi’s barbaric treatment of his own people. I never went so far as to suggest that we should send in the gunboats, so to speak, but rest assured, I thought it. When I read David Cameron’s words to the Kuwaiti Parliament and then again in the UK Parliament, I felt reasurred that we should back the uprising on humanitarian grounds. A popular uprising against four decades of Gaddafi rule being violently quashed by a bloke who, to be frank, I never really liked.
Liberal supporters of Libya 'humanitarian intervention' have become useful idiots of the same old nefarious purposes
Fri 22 Apr 2011 02:43 am filed by the Editor - International
By David Swanson Muammar Gaddafi's deals with the west may have helped him tighten his grip on the Libyan people. The US department of justice (DOJ) has submitted a written defence of the US role in this new war in Libya to the US Congress. The DOJ claims the war serves the US national interest in regional stability and in maintaining the credibility of the United Nations. Who knew?
Tue 19 Apr 2011 12:22 pm filed by the Editor - Opinion
By David Swanson Before Tahrir Square happened almost nobody predicted that President Hosni Mubarak would be forced out of office by a movement that didn't pick up a gun. Had President Barack Obama expected that outcome, he might have publicly backed Mubarak's departure before, rather than after, Mubarak stepped down.
Tue 12 Apr 2011 04:00 am filed by the Editor - International
Lesser-Evil Math Doesn't Compute By David Swanson In an electoral system corrupted by money, media, and parties, the U.S. people are offered a choice every four years between two hideously awful candidates for an office that increasingly resembles an imperial throne. And increasingly the primary motivation of voters is to oppose the candidate they believe is the greater evil.