Monday, February 28, 2011

The West's Sudden Urge to Intervene in #Libya Militarily

to set up their "favorite" dictator in Libya that they can control?

Not just the US and the UK, but even the Canadian government wants to intervene with its military.

Canada (from CTV News):

the Canadian military has sent a reconnaissance team and medics to Malta

CTV News has been told that Canadian special forces are also on the ground in Libya

UK (from WSJ):

British Prime Minister David Cameron said his country wouldn't rule out the use of "military assets" in confronting Gadhafi. Cameron also told Parliament that he had asked the Ministry of Defence to work with "our allies" on plans for a military no-fly zone.

USA (from San Jose Mercury News):

Pentagon officials said military aircraft and ships were being ordered to move into position closer to the Libyan coast. The Navy has an aircraft carrier strike group -- with ample planes and helicopters -- and an amphibious landing vessel, with Marines and helicopters, in the nearby Red Sea.

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said it all: they want to be on the "right" side, this time:

"This is an historic moment and we have to be on the right side of history. This is a [once in a] lifetime opportunity to assist those who are pursuing freedom, justice, democracy and human rights," Barroso said.

In other words, 99.99% of the time they don't do anything or pick the wrong side.

Remember they all screwed up in Tunisia and Egypt, when one after another these leaders of the West were calling for restraint on the protesters and dialogue with Ben Ali and Mubarak, until it was too late and Tunisians and Egyptians got rid of them. They didn't have control over the outcome of the revolutions. (I'm sure they are trying really very hard to influence the interim governments.)

So, they, the Western leaders, don't want to repeat the same mistake again in Libya. Events in Tunisia and Egypt have made them look like bumbling idiots. They don't like that. They want to get it "right", for them, and they are willing and eager to use military forces whether it is needed or wanted by Libyans. It's for THEM.


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