Friday, November 25, 2011

Obama's Splendid Little War

By Doug Bandow on American Spectator

Libya's PM designate Abdurrahim El-Keib and National Transitional Council leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil

It’s good that Moammar Qaddafi is gone.  But will the new cabinet dominated by defectors from his regime be a lot better?  We’ll see.  The latest report on human rights in “liberated” Libya is not reassuring.

Explains the Independent:

Thousands of people, including women and children, are being illegally detained by rebel militias in Libya, according to a report by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Many of the prisoners are suffering torture and systematic mistreatment while being held in private jails outside the control of the country’s new government.

The document, seen by The Independent, states that while political prisoners being held by the Gaddafi regime have been released, their places have been taken by up to 7,000 new “enemies of the state”, “disappeared” in a dysfunctional system, with no recourse to the law.

The report will come as uncomfortable reading for the Western governments, including Britain, which backed the campaign to oust Gaddafi. A UN resolution was secured in March in order to protect civilians from abuses by the regime, which was at the time mercilessly suppressing the uprising against the Gaddafi regime.

Such are the benefits of President Obama’s “splendid little war”!  Hopefully he’ll keep this experience in mind before plunging America into war elsewhere.

Read the article here.

Obama is trying to destroy much more than just the USA...iowntheworld

Today's leftovers...

We can haz some PLZ?


Chuck Spears said...

This is complete and utter Right Wing adulterated Bullshit.


What's the matter Chuck? The facts hurt huh? The truth slaps you in the face? Your messiah gets handed a Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing (affirmative action)and then starts wars in Yemen, Somalia, Uganda, Libya, Egypt, and now Syria! And then LIES ABOUT IT!

I don't know WHO is more pathetic, you Obots or the idiot you installed in the White House.

Scott said...

Thx ALZ! As my lead in states; I do not ADULTERATE the facts. Satire and sarcasm aside, I enjoy hitting Moonbats in the face with their own hypocrisy and fallabilities. No right wing warmongering here! The left has instigated wars over the decades and expected conservatives to save their bacon. This is historical fact. BO wants a wider African conflict to save his ass. It has everything to do with a political victory in 2011, and nothing to do with a phony Arab Spring.