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