Friday, April 1, 2011

ground troops to libya?

having a blast in libya!

by way of rianovosti comes a story headlined "EU approves possible military operation for Libya."

funny, i don't recall seeing this on any other new site (though i found the link on

The European Council on Friday approved the decision to mount an EU military operation to support humanitarian efforts in Libya, if asked to do so by the United Nations.
"The EU will, if requested by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), conduct a military operation in...order to support humanitarian assistance in the region," the council statement read.
it's not the US, and it won't happen until/unless the UN security council approves it, but it is on the table now. under the right circumstances, i can see the security council -- with a couple of abstentions -- allowing "humanitarian" intervention. and once the troops are in there, everything's on the table.

if you thought the UN was chastened whatsoever after what happened to their "workers" in mazar-i-sharif, well, think again. it's been more than obvious that the UN is simply an instrument for control of weaker nations by the powerful -- even if it's less than a rubber stamp on issues like iraq.

meanwhile, it's an article of faith that the CIA is already active in libya -- even though the US government has yet to articulate what its policy or objectives are. one thing alone is certain, this is NOT a humanitarian mission!

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