The jubilation of the anti-Gaddafi dictatorship fighters who have entered
These revolutions inspired some sections of
Nato, which we should never forget is the military arm of the major capitalist states, was summonsed into action by
Behind the fig-leaf of a United Nations security council resolution – how many wars has this discredited organisation now facilitated? – military power was used to advance the cause of the Benghazi-based forces in clear breach of the terms of the UN mandate.
As rebel fighter Hisham, speaking to the BBC's World Service, said today
Nato never acts for “humanitarian reasons”, however its leaders dress up bombing and missile attacks with honeyed words about “democracy” etc. Other interests – political and economic – lay behind the intervention.
The Arab Spring caught out the political elites in Washington,
Nato’s intervention had the effect of corralling the
Attempts by the Arab Union and others to broker a ceasefire and a compromise settlement were scuttled by the US State Department on the orders of the White House, which had bypassed Congress to take part in attacks on
Undoubtedly, the “planning” for a post-Gaddafi
The scenario planners at Nato HQ and the Pentagon don’t exactly have a great track record, however. In
With their own economies falling apart as a new financial meltdown takes hold,