In case you missed this or would like to re-read it as Libya is in the “news” again.
by Finian Cunningham and Mark Robertson
Crossposted from www.presstv.com
September 21, 2012
The NATO powers and the bureaucrats they installed in Libya want you to think that all 5.6 million Libyans are happy that NATO and its proxy terrorists destroyed Libya, whose standard of living had been Africa’s highest under Gaddafi.
They want you to think that NATO brought “freedom and democracy” to Libya, not chaos and death.
They want you to think that there is no Green Resistance to the NATO imperialists or NATO’s Islamist allies in Benghazi.
Continue to read at the original post: Benghazi Attack and The NATO Cover-up by Finian Cunningham and Mark Robertson
Finian Cunningham, is a columnist at Press TV and a Featured Writer on Dandelion Salad. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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Thanks for reposting this Lo.
It is an excellent piece of work and thought provoking in the extreme.
If it illustrates anything beyond dispute, it shows just how reluctant the US administration is to learn, not only from its own errors of strategic mismanagement, but from the old mistakes of a Eurocentric colonial past, the former Anglo-French mandates of the Levant. We seem to be revisiting these earlier imperialist ambitions yet again, now that the Hollande government has asserted its right to proclaim the heirs of Assad. Is this just Gallic arrogance or evidence of some trans-generational nostalgia?
America is spreading itself far too thin. The assumption that Libya can be a strategic defence industry beach-head into Africa is highly imprudent, however desirable the vision of a progressive African Union with strong ties to Washington might have been. The hubris of European powers covertly enjoying a free piggy-back ride by this convenient back-door, courtesy of US-dominated NATO forces is equally ill conceived. The historical clock cannot be reset. If the US is to play global policeman successfully, that tired old “globe” needs to be totally reconfigured as a multi-polar confederation of vibrant, complicit, regionally embedded political entities, not a corporatized pseudo-United Nations that is just an “us ‘n them” anarchic free-for-all..
The US should concentrate on what it can do well that nobody else can do better, and quit trying to be the world’s wicked, jaunty, twinkly Uncle. We shall all be laughing our way into the abyss of lawless depravity, if we don’t soon get this message across to the new Pharoahs:
“Get real, and get down to earth! plant some real seeds for a change…”