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Jody McIntyre

Untitled 317 260x300 War is peaceThe war-mongerers are at it again, or the peace-mongerers should I say?  That is why we should bomb Libya; to tear down the tyrant Gaddafi, to establish peace and to ‘liberate’ the Libyan people.

The Bahraini government destroyed the Pearl Roundabout this week, hoping to erase the stain of the uprising from it’s memory, but thousands continue to march in the villages of Sitra and Daih, mourning their dead from a bloody crackdown.  The Saudi occupying army set up check-points and road-blocks whenever they like; Al Jazeera aren’t so keen anymore, because Qatari forces are also there.  In Yemen, President Saleh was responsible for a massacre of his people in Sanaa, the capital.  The following day, protesters were shot at and killed in Aden.  None of these actions will result in foreign intervention – except, of course, for intervention aimed to keep the rulers in power, as is the case in Bahrain.

I cannot celebrate the establishment of a no-fly zone over Libya, because we have seen, and are seeing, what it will lead to.  Make no mistake, this is the launch of a war on Libya.  And we all know why; Libya has one thing that the people of Bahrain and Yemen don’t, oil.

Of course, I fully support the Libyan people, who have risen up to throw off the chains of the Gaddafi dictatorship.  They were inspired by the revolutionaries in neighbouring Tunisia and Egypt, not by the states currently offering to help, the same states who sold Gaddafi the weapons they now fear are so dangerous.  They have resisted so bravely, and inspired us all in the process.  But bombing the country will not ‘liberate’ them.

Imagine if we’d seen a solution based on an army of revolutionaries crossing across the borders from Tunisia and Egypt, fresh from their own revolutions, to support their Libyan brothers and sisters.  Instead we have British, American and French military armies, imposing their will by brute force.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Miguel-King/765775627 John Miguel King

    “Imagine if we’d seen a solution based on an army of revolutionaries crossing across the borders from Tunisia and Egypt, fresh from their own revolutions, to support their Libyan brothers and sisters. Instead we have British, American and French military armies, imposing their will by brute force.”

    So, essentially, a westerner is not their ‘brother or sister’. And, you seem to imply, this imagined ’solution based on an army of revolutionaries’ would have used roses, lilies and marzipans, not ‘brute force’. I’m sure those in Bengazi put all their money on your imagined solution when confronted by howitzers and T-55s.

    Your blindness, prejudices and delusions put you on a par with the Tea Party. Facts, for the likes of you, don’t matter. It’s all about principles and the possession of the moral high ground. I refuse to accept your bigotry as a representation of the left. That’s not my left.

    I’m Spanish and, rest assured, it was the likes of you that starved the Spanish Republic, it was the likes of you that gave us 50 years of Franco. Thanks to the likes of you Franco had access to all the help Mussolini and Hitler offered. Thanks to the likes of you, the Spanish republic had to consort with the devil, a fella called Stalin, who was just another fascist, With the result that the our worker’s revolution lasted for a mere 12 months, crushed by Stalin’s agents, starved of any means of defence by the ‘democracies’ of the West.

    Remember Marx’s ‘workers of the world unite’?. I guess not, why reading Marx when you can just play the ‘leftie’?. The left is reason, is enlightenment, is a scientific approach to history. Beliefs have no place in our camp.

    By the way, Orwell went to the Spanish front. He put his neck where he put his words. So, please, if you are going to quote him, at least read him, study him., make the effort.

  • LAWD

    bozzio well said. They don’t want to control the conflict so much as control the debt the conflict produces. Watch this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B_SxGmSJP0 By supporting both sides (didn’t Israel send Gaddafi 50,000 mercenaries?) and supposedly NATO coming in on the rebel’s side, they ensure Libya will be driven so deeply into debt the IMF and WB will effectively control the country and all it’s resources. Yet people think that NATO is going in to defend civilians LOL!! War is a racket.

  • zochoten

    Now I see your point. Thank you.

  • http://www.mathaba.net mathaba

    Well said Jody, perhaps you can write an article or commentary for http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya we will publish it if you submit at http://mathaba.net/add/proceed.htm thank you

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HJ27WL4Z2R47LBKXND7HBKPKA Vic

    “… it was the likes of you that starved the Spanish Republic, it was the likes of you that gave us 50 years of Franco. Thanks to the likes of you Franco had access to all the help Mussolini and Hitler offered. Thanks to the likes of you, the Spanish republic had to consort with the devil, a fella called Stalin, …”

    Is this what they teach as history in Spain nowadays? They do not refer to the reasons behind Franco’s intervention? The total chaos that was brought about by the communist revolutionaries of the so-called “Spanish Republic”? The opening of jails to the most violent and sadistic members of the community, who went on a rampage of murder, rape and looting, intent in destroying the very fabric of Spanish society?
    So you had Franco for 50 years and in those 50 years Spain had stability, peace and prosperity, free from that most destructive ideology fomented by the rally cry of “workers of the world unite”.
    “Unite” for what? To bring about the “workers paradise” that the USSR became, where 60 million people lost their lives and those that survived lost their land and became virtual slaves to the fat cats at the top? Where the rank and file had to queue for hours for the basic necessities of life while those in control would send their diplomats on shopping trips to Europe and America for luxuries?
    Yet, you must not despair John. Within the New World Order that is being foisted upon the world you will be able to enjoy all the wonderful privileges that were bestowed on the workers of the Soviet Union and its satellite nations. I wish you happiness.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Miguel-King/765775627 John Miguel King

    Yes, they teach Franco was a dictator.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HJ27WL4Z2R47LBKXND7HBKPKA Vic

    That’s all? Education must be in decline there.


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