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Liars AN OUTSIDERS VIEW Ken Fuller 04/05/2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Liars

AN OUTSIDERS VIEW
Ken Fuller
04/05/2011
Remember those innocent days in January when people were persuaded that the upheavals in North Africa and the Middle East were driven by nothing more than the desire of ordinary people to live in freedom and dignity, ridding themselves of despots who governed in the interests of foreign powers and businesses?

How different things appeared in March, after the UN Security Council decided, with a principled veto nowhere in sight, that those with the means (not to mention the barely-concealed eagerness) to intervene in Libya should do so. This, they pronounced sanctimoniously, would be conducted on the basis of the noblest of motives — the protection of “unarmed civilians.” Liars. Are these the same “civilians” we see on television, their chests crossed with bandoliers, firing rockets and brandishing automatic weapons?

And are the “statesmen” — Obama, Cameron, Sarkozy, et.al, — who decided that their own peoples should shoulder the costs of another war the same politicians who previously told those identical peoples that they must tighten their belts, there being insufficient funds for the customary levels of social provision? Liars. In truth, the war in Libya is being waged on behalf of the same interests whose cause is served by the social expenditure cuts in the aggressor nations — big business..... MORE

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