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Deceit in Nato bombing of Gadhafi cities and loyalists revealed



The Nato bombing of the cities of Sirte and Bani Walid teared the mask off Nato’s claim that it intervened in the Libyan conflict in order to “protect civilians.”  It goes against reason that Moammar Gadhafi’s die-hard defenders would be killing the very people loyal to them and, apparently, fighting to the death in support of the former Libyan leader.

It is a Western-propagated racist myth that non-Western peoples like Africans, Asians, Arabs and Indians value human lives less than Westerners do. Western media often claim that non-Western peoples would use “human shields” to protect themselves, or would “kill their own people” to resolve civil or political conflicts.

During the Korean war, American media were saying that the North Korean troops were using “human shields.”  But the same accusation was not made against the South Koreans, the allies of the United States. In the Vietnam war, the US media reported that the North Vietnamese were staging “human wave” attacks against the American military bases because they had “less respect” for human lives, even their own. This presumably justified the carpet bombing of North Vietnam by US B-29s, including the use of napalm and chemicals that converted large swaths of North Vietnam into a wasteland and a graveyard.

In 1901, during the Philippine-American war, US General Jakes Smith ordered his soldiers to convert Samar into a “howling wilderness.” He said, “I want no prisoners. I wish you to kill and burn; the more you kill and burn, the more it will please me.” Those to be killed included “ anyone over 10 years of age … (who) could carry a rifle and swing a bolo.” To justify the savagery, the Americans had to be taught to look at the Asiatic Filipinos as less than human.

Thus in an American newspaper, one Col. “Marse” Watterson described Filipinos as “the riff-raff; injun, nigger, beggar-man, thief—both mongrel, puppy, whelp and hound, and cur of low degree.”  (From “Little Brown Brother,” by Leon Wolff, quoting from the Louisville Courtier-Journal.)

To justify the bombing and invasion of Iraq, then US President George W. Bush painted then Iraq President Saddam Hussein as a madman who was killing his own people with chemical weapons and who was keeping “weapons of mass destruction” (WMD) presumably for use in a planned attack on the United States.  After the invasion, which killed thousands of Iraqi civilians, no WMD was found.

In the Arab Spring, government forces have killed hundreds of protesting civilians in Yemen and Bahrain, but since their governments were pro-American, the West did not intervene. In Syria, Nato has not yet intervened but has made moves to do so. It is clear that Nato bombed Libya not to protect civilians because civilians have been killed by Nato bombs, but in order to grab its oil and for this, it was necessary to change the Gadhafi regime which had nationalized its oil resources.

—MANUEL F. ALMARIO

spokesman, Movement for Truth,

In History, mfalmario@yahoo.com


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  • alienpatriot

    The problem with so many articles and blogs that I am reading here is the tendency to generalise and over-simplify. Syria’s state at the moment is the most murderous of all the Arab Spring nations. If Western powers were to intervene on the basis of human rights abuses, Syria would be chosen. The interesting thing about the Syria situation is that Western powers have not intervened. Thus the general statement by Manuel here is not valid for Syria.
    What Manuel says has some validity but when the case is exaggerated it loses credibility. The current US regime will act in line with human rights concerns but will also be aware of the cost. As it faces an election next year, the US administration will not want to commit too much money overseas and it will want to show return on what the Libyan involvement cost also. It will also want to ensure that the Libyan assistance is not seen as like the Iraq war which was more costly financially and in lives than forecast.
    The current US regime differs from the Bush administration in some ways. It sees more value in negotiated non-military outcomes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBOZBBLRVEOTWHXEXOAXJR3Q3Y Dana

    Some people don’t reallly comprehend what’s going on in Libya. You said Khadaffi is a tyrant? I don’t think so. But yes, yes he could be a tyrant to Islamists. The same group right now who want to impose Shariah Law in Libya. If he executed those who tried to assassinate him,  you will do the same thing if you were in his shoes. Libya is number one in human index compared to all of Africa and the middle East combined. College education is free and every Libyan have homes. The only poor there were foreigners from other African countries. He is fighting against Islamists and other power grabbers. The only problem during his regime I believe is that he doesn’t have a propaganda machine. In the last quarter of his rule he seems not himself anymore basing on his U.N. speech ( slurred speech ) and his latest behavior, it appears he is out of his mind or under the influence of some kind of medication. He appear not to know what’s going on around him. Looks like he’s been secretly drugged. (drugged by a CIA mole? That hot Lithuanian nurse or that hot American female who befriended his playboy son, a former European soccer player.)
    The leaders of Libya’s instability before the turmoil, were top government officials  who cannot explain the billions of dollars missing but maintains fat bank accounts overseas and big mansions. They started running.
        But then from the US standpoint, the Chinese were doing their own diplomacy in these areas. Winning governments by building railroads, schools, hospitals, etc. The Chinese have no oil at all.  For them its strategic. The US have no problems with oil at all. Latest find were oil fields in the Dakotas. One of the oil finds is in the ranch of Filipina beauty Melanie Marquez  husband’s ranch.
        For the Philippines, oil in the Spratlys is our strongest card only if we will play it well.

    • alienpatriot

      Clearly Dana you have a very exclusve view of what constitutes a tyrant. Being prepared to murder thousands of your own people in order to retain power clearly is not an issue for you. He has been accused of hundreds of rapes. He has been implicated in many acts of terrorism. Please check his Amnesty International file.
      Fighting against Islamists? He fought everybody who didn’t accept his tyrannical rule. He fought democrats. I have no idea what you mean about the “human index”. Libya has great wealth yet is poorer than neighboring Egypt which lacks the oil.
      It is not clear why you link Gadhafi with China and the Spratlys. It is also unclear what your point is regarding Dakotan oil. It is not true, anyway, that the US has all the oil it needs. It imports a lot. The Dakotan oil is barely relevant.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZUJ5PWPGPIHIHNGC66C5WHKNZA Roberto

        Have ever you been in Gaddhafi’s Libya? Of course such systems will fight any kind of rebellion in a harsh manner, but even democratic countries fight and punish rebels, eben less harsh. But that Gaddhafi should have comitted hundreds of ra[pngs is rather unbelievable. He was a fammily type with a muslim surrounding which would not have accepted such crimes by its leader. Thatdictators, esp. when out of power, are accused of anythin is very usual.

  • Anonymous

    The american led NATO Coalition are after Qadaffy’s oil because Americans do not want to drill oil in their own backyard to protect their environment ….

    Ito naman oflok Filipfinos did not want to drill oil in their backyard to protect philifines environment as if they are thoughting that they are wealthy !!!!  HAR! HAR! HAR!  NAKAKATAWA UTAK FILIPINOFINOS!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJWHBJLMWPTRUOZMN6JOMHLO2A Banana Na

    huwag na kayo mag-away…mostly human being don’t satisfied what they have…



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