If the news is correct, apparently Colonel Qaddafi, the former leader of Libya has been killed in fighting in his home city of Sirte, Libya. This signals the end of Obama’s first war of aggression against a sovereign nation. Europe stands to gain from this unjust Western involvement in Libyan affairs but the US and the Obama administration holds the most blame for failing to prevent this war that has lead to thousands of civilian deaths from NATO forces alone. What is truly disturbing is the multitude of rationalization for this armed conflict against a regime that has not posed a threat to the US or Europe but has lead to 6,652 reported civilian deaths including the deaths of children. The concept of American and foreign “intervention” is a greater threat to the sovereignty of all world nations.
But Obama’s war can’t be rationalized as a just. Yes, this is Obama’s war. He did not seek the US to veto resolution against the Libyan government for trying to suppress unrest against the ruling regime even though that is the normal actions of any government. Europe wanted this war and Obama allowed the US to aid their aggression as a likely political move to repay them for their aid in US aggression against Iraq. Obama is a warmonger and his pro-war stance has lead to increased US presence in Yemen and Pakistan.
Those Obama supporters that would not oppose the actions of his administration while correctly opposing Bush II’s war against Iraq as US neo-imperialism and a war of aggression are great hypocrites. They support this aggression because it is backed by the Obama administration. They don’t understand the inherent dangers in Western backed revolutions and our great history in regards to this kind of “intervention” against foreign nations. Do you think this was about “protecting civilians”? That is what they said but NATO didn’t even pretend to hold a neutral policy towards the war as they continuously bombed government positions. This was a direct Western backed overthrow of another government in Islamic lands. The pro-war policies of the Obama administration is a great threat to peace and he needs to be removed from office and replaced with someone that understands peace before Obama sends the US into another conflict that will cost us hundreds of millions of dollars and will kill thousands of civilians and that is only the costs of the war against the regime and not considering post-war conflict and unrest against an unstable government in a potentially fragmented nation. But do those people care if the cost of war is inflicted on the people of nations like Libya and their government becomes vulnerable to religious rule?
In the end, this mindset of aggression and “intervention” is not what the US stands for. This is not a nation that is in favor of interfering in the internal affairs of foreign peoples. In the past we were isolationist and the world gave us the same consideration in return. Aggression not only violates the American ideals of peace but it places the US in danger from anti-American extremists.
Please think about what I wrote in this brief opinion piece.