The three most important letters in any conflict:
O I L
I will add: why aren’t we bombing the Israelis? Their warplanes and tanks unleash disproportional retaliation against Palestinian civilians and what’s left of their economy!
“This war is about oil, control and a message to the rest of the world and region that we can do it if we want to. I fear we will soon be involved in a ground war, the partition of Libya and the theft of that country’s oil and resources.
“What is even more worrying is the fact that David Cameron ignored my request, in the House of Commons … for assurance that cluster bombs and depleted uranium weapons would not be used,” he added. “This is not peace. Let there be no mistake. This is war.”
Hudson agreed, calling the attacks “utterly reprehensible”. Galloway predicted that the air strikes would cost the Libyans “hundreds of thousands of lives and even more livelihoods … just as the shock and awe savagery has in Baghdad”.
He predicted: “This bombing will not succeed. This will be a long war, casualties will occur far from the scenes of battle and the radicalisation of Arab and Islamic world will proceed apace. This is not peacekeeping. This is imperialist war-making.”
German warned people not to be “taken in” by claims that the goal of the air strikes is to “help the poor people of Libya”. She said: “The people of Libya will not be helped but will be harmed by this intervention, just as the people of Afghanistan and Iraq have been. The only people who can change the situation in the Middle East are the people in the Middle East.” – more