The Mad-Hatter's Oil Party!!! (Updated).

These is no words to express this tragedy

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Gaddafi.  Planning his next move?The blooms of this sad seeding.
Gaddafi.  Planning his next move?
Gaddafi. Planning his next move?
The blooms of this sad seeding.
The blooms of this sad seeding.

Any bets on who's up next for a good old blitzing?

Are we all stark, staring bonkers in the United Kingdom? We have let this government impell this long suffering nation, without a pot to piss in, into another expensive, lunatic conflict!

The whole country is suffused with outrage over a policewomen who was shot from the Libyan embassy 25 years ago and we howl for justice. Meanwhile, we are raining bombs and rockets down on simple Arab workers, killing dozens every day and we don't give a damn! (For all the condemnation of Gaddafi over Lockerbie, it has never been proved he was directly responsible).

Why don't we ever learn? Is it really just for Libya's oil? And even if that is the motivation, how will we ever be able to say it is ours? The rights will belong to whoever wins and they will sell it to us, just as they are doing now.

Do we ever consider the hatred we, too, engender in the hearts and minds of the Libyans who have lost family members, just as the family of officer Yvonne Fletcher did in the UK.

How is it that no account hub article writers can see - and put in print - what a mistake another adventure like this will be? A “no-fly” zone they said. This was exceeded in the first few hours as the destruction began from Western ships and planes. The sick little hawks in the government combing the legalese of the UN agreements to find any words which will sanction further outrage.

Now we are going to arm the "Rebels." Just who they are no one seems to know: we see a rabble firing Russian automatic rifles in the air and burning pictures of Gaddafi. Just as what happened with Saddam.

When that doesn't work - these hard scrabble farmers and ordinary citizens have no experience and fortitude to take on battle tanks and heavy artillery - we will no doubt be landing our armies leading to real slaughter of militants and the innocent.

I thought Cameron had more sense. Even Obama seems less inclined to let this escalate further. But let it be said that no red blooded Tory ever ducks a fight! Why, Churchill would have brought the rabble to heel! But the British Prime minister seems to have lost his head, along with using the "war" as a way to hide from the crisis at home.

Britain is said to be making huge cuts into all the country's services. How, then, can we afford millions every day on fighting foreigner's battles for them, however charged we are with moral conviction?

Many look to Kosovo as an example of Allied intervention that turned out well. I know very little about that war, except many were killed again. Many might say the two World Wars turned out well also, there was only about 100 million people who lost their lives.

In the last analysis that's the bottom line, or it should be. Just taking one life abhors me to the point of vomiting. Even that of an animal or any creature. ..even plants and trees. That's the one precious thing we have; one small journey to taste the wonders of this universe. Then we will lie in nothingness as far as the creation we are now - for eternity. War is cheating millions from this marvellous experience as a Homo sapiens - a thinking, breathing, feeling and loving creature like the world has never before seen.

Many will say, "Well, it would have been worse had we let Gaddafi continue," but I wonder; we shall never know that. But we do know we have guaranteed the extinction of many young Libyans on the threshold of their lives, wrenched from the bosom of their families.

It had better be for moral reasons. If I find out for sure it is all about bloody Oil, I will be finished with this senseless state forever.

(And what we read in the papers and see on the TV is only the tip of the iceberg about what is really happening, no doubt that is a good thing.)

Ongoing...

Three weeks after I wrote this hub, our worst fears are being realized. Civilians are being killed and wounded in droves; Gaddafi and Co are still in power; the Rebels have made little advance. The contribution by NATO seems to be loosing momentum since the States handed over control. Diplomatic efforts aren't working (and why weren't they tried first?); The main fighting is concentrated arount the oil ports (Ha!). The insurgents can't wait to get their hands on the refineries and begin selling barrels of crude, etc., for millions of dollars.

David Cameron is making an extended foreign tour, obviously ducking the growing furor. Obama has been curiously silent about Libya for the last few days after dropping a couple of million dollars worth of hardware on the country and doing little good it seems.

Maybe THIS TIME these idiots will realize these foreign adventures just don't work in a divisive world?

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Sophia Angelique 5 years ago

Priorities be damned. I think that's the new paradigm that politicians have been working with these last three decades.


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cathylynn99 5 years ago from northeastern US

i once heard, "when a person dies, a world is lost." i think about that when i read statistics. 10,000 worlds lost in japan's earthquake. it brings the scope of the disaster home.

i think we are actually saving lives in lybia. ghadafi has been "disappearing" people for slights against him for years. it's time for him to go. the rebels are getting organized militarily. they are making a deal to buy weapons for oil from quatar. ghadafi's inner circle is defecting. this may be won without too much more "interference".


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

This is so true. America too, whines it has 'no money' yet we have money and plenty of it for getting into this crap, we also seem to have plenty of stomach for killing too. Governments cut workers' wages, break unions, crying 'no money, no money' so it is scary that we can support a military industrial complex well enough. People in other places of the Middle East are killed daily, yet none of us help Them. I guess Syria has nothing we industrial nations want. The word 'civilized' is wasted on Western governments. Great hub.


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diogenes 5 years ago from UK and Mexico Author

I'm an old man now Bobbi. That's a fact that reassures me. I can't imagine the disasters and trauma people are going to suffer from here on out. Can there be any doubt that the Gaddafi's of the world will be planning terrorist attacks on the west all the time? Ghandi showed us how you can't subdue a peoples with violence, unless you practically anihilate the race (American Indians?). Once people see exacting revenge on civilians: women, kids anyone and anything (World Trade Center and all the rest)there's no hope left. Once, wars were fought by soldiers on blood-stained fields and civilians were kept out...until the victors came to claim their spoils I suppose.

Words, words, words, Bobbi: it's in our DNA I'm afraid. We have outstripped evolution's ability to keep up and compensate for our changing conditions. Thanks for comment...Bob


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diogenes 5 years ago from UK and Mexico Author

Hi Sophia: What is it about politicians that makes them into immediate liars? It must be the pressure from special interests that clash with the interests of the electorate...Bob


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diogenes 5 years ago from UK and Mexico Author

Cathylynne: It's chaging hour by hour. Now the rebels are using aircraft..no fly zone? I just can't see taking lives to save lives. Who gave us the judgement and implacability? It's all about power, the big dog gets the bone - in these cases, the oil. When do these conflicts EVER end well? Bob


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diogenes 5 years ago from UK and Mexico Author

Cathylynne. Re your comment about Gaddafi "disappearing" many people. I will never forget the great Marlon Brando when he was being interviewed by David Frost (no intellectual slouch himself). Frost made some comment such as yours re Gaddafi. Brando said, "How do YOU know, where you there?" The point being, we are continually being motivated by what we hear and read in the press and see on TV. We don't ask ourselves often enough, "It is true or just spin; smoke and mirrors." I can't believe Gaddafi is as bad as he is tarred - too many are still supporting him, and...I was not there! Bob


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

"Why don't we ever learn?"

That is a question I have been asking myself for years. History teaches us that we never read history let alone learn from it. When will our eyes open and truly see?

Great hub.


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diogenes 5 years ago from UK and Mexico Author

Hi Genna

We all ought to go to a remote peice of land somewhere ant start a new country with the slogan, "Hubbers Against World Stupidity." And make sure there was no oil under the surface. Thanks for comment. Bob

PS I see they are bombing the friendlies now!


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PR Morgan 5 years ago from Sarasota Florida

It is difficult to discern the true motives of any politician, whether he be American, British or Outer Mongolian. We know the nature of politics, so we can be sure there are some ulterior motives other than just protecting the Libyan people. But I will say, we will be damned if we do, damned if we don't....I'm glad I don't have to make those decisions!


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diogenes 5 years ago from UK and Mexico Author

We would all be happier with our leader's decisions if the specter of oil wasn't behind all of them lately. The sun must laugh at man. All that energy, free and for ever (as far as man is concerned) and we continue drilling for rotted trees! Madness. Thanks for comment...Bob


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

Well said. Money still talks as can be seen when nobody helped poor Tibet when the Chinese decided to make it their own and wipe out those people. No oil in Tibet!

Thank you for a great hub.


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diogenes 5 years ago from UK and Mexico Author

Tibet and many more areas we could have intervened. But they weren't politically expedient...Bob


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johndwilliams 5 years ago from Essex England

Great hub Bob - it fills me with shame what our country is doing in Libya, especially after the latest secret release documents about oil companies digging around for the scraps from Iraq 1 year before the invasion.. such a sad world sometimes... what's essential to understand is that the Governments are puppets to the oil companies and banks, and so too are all the politicians - they are just democratic puppets for the people - peace Bob - John


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diogenes 5 years ago from UK and Mexico Author

How is it that politicians become secretive, greed filled warmongers as soon as they are elected? I mean with all the problems you and we have at home, here we are getting involved in MORE conflicts! I predicted a mess in Libya (it wasn't rocket science) and now we have one...Bob

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