Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Unintended Consequences of the War on Libya

  • "North Korea could hardly have come up with a better reason for not giving up its nuclear weapons program than the United States-led bombing of the forces of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi," writes Donald Kirk — North Korea laments Gaddafi's nuke folly. "It was nearly eight years ago that Gaddafi made a show of jettisoning a nuclear weapons program in deference to the demands of the United States and its allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization."

  • "In the war that has broken out in Libya and which sees Italy on the front line, the only real certainty, beyond the intentions of those who unleashed it, is that the Islamists will win and that, consequently, the populations of eastern and southern shores of the Mediterranean will be increasingly submissive to sharia, the Islamic law that denies fundamental human rights and legitimises theocratic dictatorship," says Catholic convert from Islam Magdi Cristiano Allam, quoted by Piero Gheddo, calling this "an outcome that is exactly the opposite of the official proclamations of Sarkozy and Obama and their excessive use of catchphrases such as 'freedom and democracy'" — Gaddafi a controversial dictator.
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    Blogger Francis Xavier said...

    Ghadafi never had a nuclear program. He bought some useless odds and ends, and called it a nuclear program, thereby getting himself a bargaining chip, and giving Tony BLiar, upstanding Catholic that he now is, a bigger propaganda victory at home.

    10:43 PM  
    Blogger The Western Confucian said...

    "BLiar," indeed. I was always impressed that my mother, a liberal Democrat, was disgusted by Blair even more than by Bush.

    10:12 PM  

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