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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: AMERICAN GENERAL SAYS MISSION IN LIBYA ALMOST DONE – THE WORLD-CLASS STUPITY OF BOMBING LIBYA – NOTES ON WHO DID THE FIGHTING   Leave a comment

JOHN CHUCKMAN

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

Not too many targets left, in other words.

What a bloody world-class stupidity this operation has been.

America kills and destroys for “anti-Gaddafi” in Libya while it also kills and destroys anti-tyrants themselves in Yemen and Bahrain.

(I wonder how many readers know that the government of Bahrain is actually charging doctors for treating patients because the patients were rebels? Some friend of democracy and human rights that is.)

The only thing which matters in deciding which side to bomb is whether the tyrants toe the American line or not.

And, oh, having substantial oil reserves helps.
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“Again, Congratulations to the Canadian Airforce and Navy. Their contribution was outstanding in imposing an embargo by sea and air as this conflict took place.”

Oh boy, let’s hear it for a useless contribution to American blood-drenched global imperialism.

I’d say the boys and girls deserve medals.

American medals, that is.
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“…you ignore the obvious fact that Libyans liberated themselves in this conflict.

“It is all about who has the most ground forces.”

Why do you insist on advertising your ignorance?

The bombardment has been horrific.

At one point Britain actually was running short of Tomahawk cruise missiles.

America used fleets of cruise missiles, B-52s, fighter-jets, and B-2 stealth bombers sent from the United States.

America has destroyed gigantic amounts of infrastructure from airfields to roads to portions of cities.

America has killed thousands of civilians with the bombardment.

Every concentration of the government’s troops was subject to fierce assault plus any civilians nearby.

America has also surreptitiously supplied the rebels with substantial weaponry, and significant special forces – hundreds of murderous thugs – were secreted in to do as many dirty deeds as they could.

The rebels – whatever it is they represent, about which we literally know nothing – basically followed a wall of fire and destruction to claim their prizes.

Even then, the rebels clearly are such a minority they have often failed and close to failed.

I simply cannot conceive how any thinking person can describe the whole ugly effort as the work of the rebels.

Indeed, it is precisely the pattern adopted in Afghanistan where America blew the crap out of anything in doubt while the Northern Alliance advanced on the ground.

Does any sane person doubt that America conquered Afghanistan, or much of it, in this fashion? Or that the existing government figures in Afghanistan serve at America’s pleasure?

What you mistake for arrogance is in fact despair over the lying and cheating and ugliness which dominate world affairs, always pasted over with cheap slogans about freedom and democracy.

Neither of which exists in dozens of places the United States supports and embraces – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, Bahrain, and occupied Palestine just for starters.

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: LONDON RIOTS – WHAT THEY MEAN – A SARCASTIC VIEW OF THEM IN LIGHT OF OTHER ACTIVITIES BY BRITAIN – GADDAFI RECOGNITION   Leave a comment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSES TO A COLUMN IN THE FINANCIAL TIMES BY CLIVE CROOK

I’m not sure why these many people are rioting.

But I very much like the idea that Gaddafi apparently has recognized them as the legitimate government of Britain.

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I think you are still too young, Clive Crook, to have an accurate perspective on this.

The truth is that we are just chimpanzees with big brains, the brains largely serving to expand our opportunities for mayhem.

Perhaps a tenth of humanity thinks and reacts as you do, as civilized and thoughtful and decent.

I wish it were a larger portion, but I know to a certainty it’s not.

If you think the London riots or people defecating in an alley are bad, try imagining what the people of Iraq have experienced in the last decade, their entire advanced Arab society set back for a generation and perhaps a million dead and no jobs or opportunity left.

Or what the people of Vietnam experienced in the 1960s and ’70s when the world’s most advanced nation spent countless billions bombing, napalming, and poisoning them, leaving their land a hideous mess for decades to come, and all for absolutely nothing but political superstition?

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: AMERICAN JET JOCKEYS KILL 90 CIVILIANS ATTACKING HIJACKED FUEL TRUCK   Leave a comment

JOHN CHUCKMAN
 
POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN THE TIMES

 

That’s the way to win hearts and minds, America.

There are many, many instances of American pilots wiping out whole families during their time in Afghanistan.

In their early days, they, several times, wiped out trucks full of friendly village leaders.

How many wedding parties were wiped out just for practicing the old Afghan custom of firing guns into the air to celebrate?

One brave American pilot killed four Canadian allies and wounded eight others trying to prove what a daredevil he was.

It is rather misleading for the press to characterize these strikes as being by NATO. The air attacks are virtually all by Americans.

I think the air attacks symbolize the entire filthy enterprise in Afghanistan, full of killing and no meaning.