Over the last few days there’s been much talk in the West of intervening in Libya. The very fact that American warships are now heading for Libyan shores will not only give credence to Gaddafi’s claims that the West is trying to invade Libya (which he says to bolster-up his dwindling support), it will also enrage every nutter in the Muslim world. The extremists will use it as propaganda, and no doubt call for jihad in Libya. If the Libyan revolution is not resolved soon, by the Libyans themselves, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if suicide bombings start taking place in the country. Utter chaos/bloodshed will then ensue.
The insane old gits who run these despotic regimes are beyond repair (and will all get kicked out sooner or later), the West, though, should have learnt some lessons by now. Alas, it doesn’t seem so.
In a previous post I spoke of Neda Agha-Soltan, a young woman killed by the Iranian regime, and how President Obama tearfully spoke about it at a press conference; ignoring the fact that on the same day that Neda died, 15 civilians, including many children, were killed in Pakistan by US drones. And the Americans still don’t seem to understand why they are hated so much by people in this part of the world. It ain’t rocket science folks.
Colonel Gaddafi is totally mad, and we all knew that the Libyan revolution would be a bloody affair (just like the Iranian revolution will be). It’s not over until the fat lady sings, yet it is perhaps fair to say that the odds are stacked against Gaddafi: with most of the military taking the side of the protesters, and many senior officials in the regime also defecting, Gaddafi is left with at best perhaps 10,000 nutters who will fight to the death with him; this in a country of 6 million.
Here’s a piece from yesterday’s Guardian, from someone who calls themself ‘Muhammad min Libya’ (I believe he/she is part of the Libyan Youth Movement, which has played a big part in the uprising)…