It is obvious that the Caucasian consortium had duped the Arab League
Posted on March 28th, 2011

Herold Leelawardena

Few days back, BBC reported as the US president Obama said; “Make no mistake, because we acted quickly, a humanitarian catastrophe has been avoided and the lives of countless civilians – innocent men, women and children – have been saved.” That is the same thing that Bush said when the US and its allies started their war on Afghanistan twelve years ago, and Iraq eight years ago. But both those wars have killed or maimed over a million civilians to date and counting.

 There is only one difference between those two wars and this one. That is; the Caucasian consortium got the UN approval to ‘save civilians’ in Libya. But most people outside Caucasian countries knew that ‘save civilians’ is a ruse and the real aim is the regime change. So, when the resolution 1973 was submitted for approval by the Anglo-French-American consortium, they expected Russia and China to use their veto power. 

 It is obvious that the Caucasian consortium had duped the Arab League. And the fact that the Arab League backed the resolution made BRIC to do the unexpected. Five countries “”‚ Brazil, Russia, India, China (Bric) and Germany “”‚ decided not to vote.

 Arab League should have found out more about those “ƒ”¹…”civilian’ demonstrators in Libya before they made a declaration to back the UN resolution 1973. Among hosts of questions they should have queried had been, who these “ƒ”¹…”civilians’ were. And, how they got hoards of machine guns, not stones and Molotov cocktails in their hands as in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia or Yemen. All those demonstrators were civilian and unarmed. 

 Then come about a turning point. There emerged a man named Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi as the leader of those “ƒ”¹…”civilians’ and, Arab decision to back the Caucasian consortium seemed to have changed. Abdel-Hakim has admitted that his fighters in Libya have Al Qaeda links. With which Al Qaeda that Abdel-Hakim’s “ƒ”¹…”rebels’ fought is no doubt an important question? Is it the Al Qaeda that fought to oust the Russians from Afghanistan? Or is it the one that still fight to rid the US led forces from Afghanistan? Or is it the one that follow Osama bin Laden blindly?

 On 25th Friday Amr Moussa, head of the Arab League said, his organization had only supported the enforcement of a no-fly zone and not full-scale bombing in Libya. Whether Amr Moussa had found out which al Qaeda that the demonstrating “ƒ”¹…”civilians’ in Libya or Abdel-Hakim’s “ƒ”¹…”rebels’ had been fighting, we do not know. Whatever it is, Amr Moussa’s change of heart seems to be changing the worldwide opinion. 

 The African Union’s panel on Libya had announced late night on Saturday 26th that it would follow up on its opposition to the air strikes by calling a meeting in Addis Ababa on Friday. On the same day, South Africa and Lebanon said, if the African Union and the Arab League had taken today’s position at that time, they would not have voted for the Council’s resolution. Mauritania President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, whose country is hosting the union’s summit right now, added that “the African Union rejects the idea of foreign military intervention in Libya, regardless of its form.”

 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday 27th likened the UN Security Council resolution supporting military action in Libya to medieval calls for crusades. “In Bill Clinton’s times they bombed Yugoslavia and Belgrade, Bush sent troops to Afghanistan and then, under a made-up and absolutely false excuse they sent troops to Iraq, liquidated all Iraqi authorities, even children from Saddam Hussein’s family were killed. Now its Libya’s turn. They use protection of civilians as an excuse. But it is the civilian population who perish in air raids. So where is the logic and conscience? There is none of both.”

 China’s most important political newspaper the People’s Daily, ratcheted up the country’s criticism of Western airstrikes against Libya on Monday, comparing them to the US-led invasions in Iraq and Afghanistan. “The blood-soaked tempests that Iraq has undergone for eight years and the unspeakable suffering of its people are a mirror and a warning. The military attacks on Libya are, following on the Afghan and Iraq wars, the third time that some countries have launched armed action against sovereign countries. It should be seen that every time military means are used to address crises, that is a blow to the United Nations Charter and the rules of international relations.”

 Though India never said the same words, it has hardened its opposition to the Anglo-French, US military action against Libya. “We view with grave concern the ongoing violence, strikes and deteriorating humanitarian situation in Libya. We regret the air strikes that are taking place…. India calls upon all parties to abjure violence and the use of threat and force to resolve the differences. I think the need of the hour is cessation of armed conflict.”

 We the people of Sri Lanka should declare our opposition to Caucasian aggression for we know what Anglo-French-American consortium had done in many countries in the past.

 Herold Leelawardena

One Response to “It is obvious that the Caucasian consortium had duped the Arab League”

  1. Chintha Says:

    This is the modern day INVASION. History repeat.

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