Bill Van Auken provides a summary discussion of the usual hatching:
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, followed by their British counterparts, Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague, have spoken in almost identical terms over the past two days, insisting in response to questions about arming the anti-Gaddafi forces that they were “not ruling it out.”Nothing new and hardly unexpected hey? The US cannot exist outside of a war(s). Van Auken continues:
The proposal to provide arms ... “carries echoes of previous American efforts to arm rebels, in Angola, Nicaragua, Afghanistan and elsewhere, many of which backfired.”
All of the examples given by the Times were counterrevolutionary operations mounted by the CIA. In Angola, the agency poured in arms, money, advisors and South African troops to back the UNITA movement of Jonas Savimbi, fueling a civil war that claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands.
In Nicaragua, the CIA directed the infamous contra mercenaries in a terror war against the population, killing more than 40,000 people, mostly civilians. And in Afghanistan, the CIA armed and funded the Islamist mujahideen against the Soviet-backed government in Kabul in a war that left more than a million Afghans dead.It is becoming increasingly evident that the armed conflict in Libya is not a “revolution,” a “pro-democracy movement” or a “humanitarian” intervention, but rather a similar operation run by the CIA and allied intelligence agencies. Its aim is not to liberate the Libyan people, but rather to install a more pliant regime in Tripoli that will guarantee US control of oil production in that country and the wider region.
See the rest of the article here.The discussion on arming the anti-Gaddafi forces is dominated by the same lies and duplicity that have characterized the US intervention from its outset.
Comment: I wonder if the leaders of South Africa, Gambia, and Nigeria who also voted for this war on Libya can sleep at night? I expect they can. The leadership in South Africa can even argue that at the very least Gaddafi can use the weapons they just recently sold him to hold out for a little while longer.
And in case you missed it, did you see South Africa's deputy president doing the rounds in the US this week? There is no politics without a carrot and a stick. South Africa is busy gathering the carrots it was promised for its murderous vote.
Dirty politics but the usual sellouts game. And you vote why again ... ?
Onward! to a real revolution!