Thursday, October 27, 2011

NATO: from protecting civilians to propping up a regime

This is quite something.  The NATO has been bombing the hell out of Libya all in the name of "protecting civilians" from Qadhdhafi although the there may be evidence that the NATO rebels, and their mercenary armies, may have caused the worst destruction and killings in a place like Misrata (according to a Western correspondent who spoke to comrade Amer).  So the regime fell.  The UNSC resolution does not apply anymore.  So NATO is now an occupying power staying to prop up a regime. Welcome to another American-guided occupation of an Arab land.  But look at the justification of Mustafa Abdul-NATO:  "“We have asked NATO to stay until the end of the year, and it certainly has the international legitimacy to remain in Libya to protect the civilians from Qaddafi loyalists,” the interim leader, Mustafa Abdel-Jalil, chairman of the Transitional National Council, said in an interview with the pan-Arab news channel Al Jazeera."  The regime is gone, and the military power of the regime has been dismantled.  There are 7000 prisoners held by the new NATO regime. So what is there to protect civilians from except from opposition to the regime?