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Attack on Libya is “War of Plunder and Aggression”


By davidswanson - Posted on 29 March 2011

From Black Agenda Radio

Francis Boyle, professor of international law at the University of Illinois, at Champaign, says the U.S. is involved in an “all-out war” of “plunder and aggression” in Libya. “This is the first major outright power grab by the United States and the major colonial, imperial powers against Africa in the 21st century," says Boyle.

Humanitarian” Bombing Bogus

David Swanson, peace activist and publisher of the we site “War Is A Crime,” says President Obama’s claims that “humanitarian” motivation is nonsense. “If there were an Obama doctrine that said: Where there is a humanitarian crisis, we’re going to go bomb people, we’d be bombing our own puppet dictators.”

Western Military Occupation Likely

When the U.S. invades another country, which happens frequently, we generally leave U.S. military bases there,” says Marjorie Cohn, professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, in San Diego. “The countries who are bombing Libya don’t really know who the opposition is,” says Cohn. “It could be al Qaida.”

Whose Interests Are Served?

Ali Ahmida, an historian of Libya and chairman of the political science department at the University of New England, is generally sympathetic to the rebels. But, he worries that the revolt could be “hijacked for other people’s agendas.”

Obama’s Haiti Policy is “Deeply Cynical”

Haiti’s recent presidential elections, which offered a choice of only two rightwing candidates and for which only about a quarter of the population turned out, will produce a government that has “absolutely no constitutional or popular credibility.” Brian Concannon, Jr., of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, calls President Obama’s claim that the U.S. is bringing democracy to Haiti is “deeply cynical.”

 

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How Humanitarian is turning away and preventing the landing of 2 planes of Doctors from Cuba? In the first few days of the Earthquake in Haiti, Cuba tried some of that Humanitarian aid and the US intervened for some of that Humanitarian Intervention we hear so much about... and one wonders why we landed a mess of Marines on Haitian shores... Damn those Red commies anyhow!

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