I’ve perused a number of liberal leaning media entities today (not blogs) and I have to say I am absolutely disgusted with the hypocrisy and idiocy of the international liberal elites and their take on the Libya War.
That this war is the right war at the right time for the right reasons is a morally bankrupt statement and is one I’ve seen within all the pro Obama pro Libya war propaganda.
And before you blabber I’m throwing the word W-A-R around too easily I’d say STFU! When one goes from an alleged no fly zone for the intent to protect civilians to trying to blow up a sovereign leader nowhere near said civilians you’ve crossed the line. Lest ye be reminded also that said civilians are indeed armed combatants in a civil war thus forfeiting their falsely bestowed international victim status.
I’m no fan of Gaddafi but what the world has done here is nothing more than try to heal its wounds of guilt.This war is more about feelings than it is anything else, although I readily concede there are two other primary factors. More on those in a sec.
Elitist guilt over Rwanda,Congo,and the Balkans is a driver to fight this just war. “To end human suffering”, the sheep bleat. The cleanliness of aerial bombardment where your guys don’t get dirty let alone bloodied won’t be enough,unless we bomb so many pro Gaddafi civilians and the Col himself into bits this won’t work. Where is your feeling-meter then? Well I’ll tell you it is where the head of the Arab League is, when he wasn’t misquoted,saying the operations are going beyond the no fly zone previously approved. It’s going where the two public supporters from the Gulf,Qatar & UAE have voiced support,offered nothing physical but have along with the Saudis supplied muscle to crack down on democracy seekers in Bahrain.
As for the other two drivers:
OIL. There I’ve said it. If over 10% of the EU’s oil supply isn’t part of the reason the Euros are gung ho I just don’t know.
Political stability. Again this is more for the Euros since it is their backyard and impacts them economically and socially. It doesn’t help the USA much at all and in fact since we don’t follow through with bombing Bahrain I’m thinking we’re screwed up on facts and reasoning but then again hope and change was never true anyway.