Libya: The real story of security after Gaddafi

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/toppling-a-bad-regime-liberates-a-country–but-lets-not-go-there-8906269.html

“Only a year ago, Nato action in Libya in 2011 in support of the rebels was being held up as a successful foreign military intervention that might usefully serve as an example of what the United States, Britain and France should do in Syria. Not many still believe this, but those who do might like to look at the latest FCO travel advisory for Libya last updated on 22 October, and accompanied by a useful map. This divides Libya into two zones, denoted by dark and light shades, to illustrate the different levels of insecurity.The news is not good for potential travellers: the darker shade covers 85 per cent of Libya…”

“10 days ago, assassins shot dead the commander of Libya’s military police, Ahmad al-Barghathi, as he left a mosque in Benghazi. In the past year there have been 80 such assassinations of senior military and police commanders.”

“Responsibility to protect” (R2P) and “humanitarian intervention” = War justifying farce

“humanitarian intervention, along with the concept of the “right to protect” (R2P) has developed into the most effective ideological weapon the liberal human rights community provided Western imperialism since the fall of the Soviet State.  Humanitarian intervention has proven to be an even more valuable propaganda tool than the “war on terror,” because as the situation in Libya and now Syria has demonstrated, it provides a moral justification for imperialist intervention that can also accommodate the presence of the same “terrorist” forces the U.S. pretends to be opposed to.”

 

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/06/04/syria-and-the-sham-of-humanitarian-intervention/