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War Through UN Still War, Still Hell, Still the Worst Option

By davidswanson - Posted on 17 March 2011

The problem with bombing Libya is not hypocrisy. Better a good thing once than consistent bad performance, after all. The problem is that war is uncontrollable, usually spreads, always kills, rarely achieves its objective, creates blowback (al Qaeda wants the US in Libya for its recruitment purposes), costs a fortune, and maintains imperial interests.

While the US props up all the nearby dictators and arms them, including in Bahrain, and was doing the same for Gadaffi until about 5 mins ago, it's switched sides in Libya. This doesn't just look bad. It is bad: the US wants to control someone else's country.

When the Iraqi govt murders and tortures after years of US involvement, who cries out for the solution of US involvement? When the Afghan govt or Bahraini govt does so, what then? No fly zones were themselves genocidal in Iraq and Yugoslavia.

Saudi Arabia is helping out Bahrain, by the way. Nations joining in each other's violence or spreading around the weapons we've provided them is not good news.

There is not a well-intentioned world police force at work here, and the bad intentions will lead to very bad places and are not the only option. Other options include humanitarian aid, nonviolence training, and communicating to Libya the seriousness of US support for local rule and democracy by cutting off the dictators we're backing all over the region.

Just hours ago, the UN Security Council led by the US has backed the use of "all necessary measures" against the oil rich country of Libya--including no fly zones.

The UN once again proves to be a toady of the hegemon and the globalists who want to drain this planet dry of every drop of crude oil at any and all costs to the native populations of the countries that have the misfortune to be on top of vast reserves of crude oil.

With the scandalous excuse of "protecting" civilians, we all know that the US-UN no fly zone and sanctions against Iraq caused the deaths of at least 1.5 million (expendable to the profiteers) Iraqis between the two US invasions.

I am against all forms of violence, but I am especially against the US invading another Arab country at the behest of her controllers.

The United Nations is a failed organization that seems to promote war and inequality by being a rubber-stamp for US violence.

The Mission of the United Nations is as follows:


* to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and
* to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and
* to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and
* to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom

The UN just sanctioned an act of war against the country of Libya.

Shame, shame, shame once again on the US and the UN.

When will it ever end?

Peace is the urgent imperative and it seems like our "leaders" are criminally insane.

There are actions all over the country for this 8th anniversary of the on-going war on Iraq--one day actions are not enough and they never have been--general strikes, daily civil disobedience from peace camps in DC and refusal to support the crimes of this regime by paying our Federal Income Taxes are just few of the things we can do that may have an impact on policy.

Stay tuned, we obviously can't stop now!


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