Surprise, surprise, as soon as the first salvo of America’s brand new war has been fired, the same forces that pushed America into this conflict, are now washing their hands clean of it while pointing fingers at the US. Everyone knew it was coming, and now the liars and hypocrites are revealing their true form.
Meet the coalition of the no longer willing:
China and Russia have condemned the Libya operation, despite both failing to veto the UN resolution calling for intervention.
“China has noted the latest developments in Libya and expresses regret over the military attacks on Libya” declares a statement from the Chinese foreign ministry.
Russia went even further, its foreign ministry stating:
“In that respect we call on countries involved to stop the non-selective use of force.
We believe a mandate given by the UN Security Council resolution– a controversial move in itself – should not be used to achieve goals outside its provisions, which only see measures necessary to protect the civilian population.”
But what about our stalwart Arab allies that took the extraordinary step of calling for western military intervention in the the conflict? The head of the Arab League Amr Moussa chimes in:
“What is happening in Libya differs from the aim of imposing a no-fly zone, and what we want is the protection of civilians and not the bombardment of more civilians.”
The African Union that for the past month issued impotent condemnations of violence and calls for peace, and that only two weeks ago released a statement that “condemns the disproportionate use of force against civilians and deeply deplores the many human lives lost so far”, has now demanded an “immediate stop” to coalition attacks against Libya.
But enough foreigners. What about the left wing humanitarians who for weeks demanded intervention to save the lives of the Libyan people? Well, we are already seeing left wing groups starting to call for an end to the no-fly zone. ANSWER Coalition has chimed in stating that:
“U.S./U.N. intervention will not bring “democracy” or “freedom” to the Libyan people. There is no such thing as “humanitarian intervention” for the U.S. government.”
If it was not obvious before, it is now, the US is in a war, and unless that war is ended quickly, the world and the left will increasingly portray the bombing campaign as an aggressive and imperialist crusade for oil and hegemony. Never mind that without US intervention the population of Benghazi would be slaughtered, never mind the weeks of pleading from the world and from the American left for US military to intervene in Libya, nobody will remember this six months from now. History will be rewritten by the left, and if this war is not won fast, America will once again be the worlds pariahs, wasting blood and treasure on an unpopular war to the jeers of those at home and abroad.
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