Without any doubt, today’s biggest headline is, the warning myself and other military analysts have been repeating, ‘where does the 1973 UN Resolution on Libya stop, and the main secret-goals behind the ‘mission creep”, the New phase on the Libyan War.
The Guardian has this article http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/23/apache-helicopters-libya-britain, but the story is dominated throughout the mainstream newspapers and channels, as yesterday saw an extensive barrage of ‘indiscriminate bombardment’ of the City of Tripoli by the Anglo-Franco Libyan Occupation Forces. And still no one has come out and say loud and wide, NOT IN MY FUCKING NAME. The media need to start changing tact here, and put out the real stories of how the escalation has actually brought more human crises, such as hunger, as the result of ‘blockades’, economic and social disruption, psychological distress, deaths of the elderly, the children and the women, as the result of all belligerents involved in this conflict.
Now, we are seeing the second phase for ‘ground operations justification’, the first initial phase of sending in ‘advisers’ was hoped to incite the Libya forces to ’cause harm and as such give a reason for ground troops’, in protecting those few deployed. But the Libyan Forces have been very wise, tried hard to avoid assaulting areas or zones that are known to house these foreign ‘advisers’. So, by sending in tactical support Apache helicopters, there is the higher risk of these being targeted and as such, providing a real tangible excuses for more escalations toward, the desired strategic goal, ground troops, to occupy Libya, at least until the resources of the states have been ‘auctioned’ and ‘acquired’ by the Anglo-Franco (and Italians) energy firms, and other commodities companies.
AFTERNOON UPDATE: From the Guardian an article on how the parliament is asking questions, led this time by Labour Party, hope they will continue rather than brush it under the rugs as they did during the recent questioning by the conservatives own candidate on the earlier ‘mission creep’ with the deployment of UK ‘military advisers’ to Libya without the consent or even notifying the parliament of the action. Here is the excellent Guardian’s article (all right reserved by Guardian); http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/may/24/no-decision-uk-apache-helicopters-libya
For the readers of this blog, please, spread these symbolic counter-propaganda words;
*** LIBYA NOT IN MY NAME (TWEET; #NOTINMYNAME /FACEBOOK ETC)
*** HANDS OF LIBYA
*** NEO-COLONISATION OF AFRICA
*** WHO IS NEXT AFTER LIBYA?
and so forth, be creative.
thanks as always.