With Western officials uniformly praising the killing of Moammar Gadhafi, the relief is coming not so much from him not being at large, but from the fact that he didn’t survive his capture by rebel forces. The biggest danger Gadhafi posed for Western governments and oil companies was a laundry list of embarrassing secrets that would have come out if he had gone to trial.
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the same holds true with any Mafia…dead men tell no tales
there never was going to be a trial
And the hits just keep on coming- Hussein, bin Laden, now Gadhafi…. any and all of these should point out in painful detail how foreign leaders shouldn't trust the US or its allies to do right by them under any circumstances. They know too much, and when that cache of information gets to a certain point, they immediately become "the worst man since Hitler" and must not, under any circumstances, be allowed to live and speak their mind in court or from prison. It won't surprise me in the least if Afghanistan's Karzai finds himself on the bad list soon, or the Ugandan leader (the name escapes me- oh, that's right: Dictator #14a).
Hussein = captured in a hole, armed with a pistol. Executed later.
bin Laden = potential capture at home, unarmed. Executed on the spot.
Gadhafi = captured in a hole, armed with a pistol. Executed later.
Am i missing something, or is there a theme connecting all of these hits?
I think this whole story of being trapped in a hole like a rat sounds too similar to other instances. The West wants to present these people as cowards when they are not. Saddam, for all his crimes and brutality, showed he's got balls when he faced death. I wonder what the western leaders would do in seeing the gallows.
This conflict in Libya, was it an act of war, or an act of terrorism? For on one side we had the legal military of Libya, while on the other side we had the legal military of NATO in the air combined with illegal terrorists on the ground.
Surely an enigma, a mystery, for the War on Terror is the military protecting the upper half of society, and terrorists protecting the interests of the lower half. Surely, the ultimate conclusion of class warfare.
For wars are fought to preserve the rights, privileges and wealth of the 51% most aggressive and wealthy, with most of the dead and injured being of the most productive and hard working lower half.
Whereas, terrorism is fought to take away the ability of the 51% highest achievers to wage war, plunder nations and enslave people.
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