JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: ANTI-GADDAFI FORCES RECOGNIZED BY CANADA’S HARPER GOVERNMENT AS LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT OF LIBYA   Leave a comment

 

 

 

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

 We really have no business backing one side in a civil war. Even worse, we actually have no idea what these people represent beyond being against Gaddafi.

Moreover, our backing is now for an attempt to topple the government directly, rather than helping with a no-fly zone.

We are in violation of the UN mandate.

But then, we know that with a Harper government, we will back America in every last detail of foreign affairs, no matter what considerations there are.

Harper wants to make America feel loved.

And the US hates Gaddafi and always has. It’s bombing efforts have nothing to do with democracy or human values.

Why aren’t they also fighting in Bahrain? The US likes that dictator.

Why aren’t they also fighting in Yemen? Actually the US is reported to be making illegal secret flights there, flights to back the government.

Why aren’t they fighting in Syria? The US knows that Syria is a difficult place to govern and it would rather have Assad than something it doesn’t know so near Israel.

 What about Saudi Arabia?

 Hypocrisy, entirely, and Harper’s our man when it comes to hypocrisy.

 Readers may enjoy:

 http://chuckmanwords.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/the-meaningless-concept-of-ethical-war-the-case-against-intervention/

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