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Why isn’t Obama protecting these Libyan civilians?

Why isn’t Obama protecting these Libyan civilians?

The pretext for the U.N. no fly zone in Libya was to protect Libyan civilians from Gaddafi’s army.  The U.S., France and others then exceeded the U.N. mandate by attacking Gaddafi’s forces more generally, leading eventually to Gaddafi’s capture and field execution.

Back in March I asked whether Obama would protect Gaddafi supporting civilians once the regime was overthrown, Are Some Libyan Civilians More Equal?

If the rebels start attacking pro-Gaddafi civilians, will we intervene to protect pro-Gaddafi civilians pursuant to the U.N. Resolution?

We now know the answer, and it is that Obama has abandoned pro-Gaddafi civilians who are being driven out of their towns and hunted down, as reported by AP:

This town once loyal to Moammar Gadhafi is no more: its 25,000 residents have fled, fearing retribution from vengeful victors from the neighboring city of Misrata who have burned and ransacked homes, crossed out Tawergha’s name on road
signs and vowed not to let anyone return.

Tawergha, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Misrata, is just one casualty of score-settling following Libya’s 8-month civil war that ended with Gadhafi’s Oct. 20 capture and death.

The country’s interim leaders have appealed for restraint, but seem unable to control revolutionary forces whose recent vigilante acts, including the suspected killing of Gadhafi while in custody, have begun to tarnish their heroic image abroad.

There will be no U.N. resolutions or NATO intervention for those civilians.  The U.N. mandate to protect civilians ends on Monday, at the request of the Obama administration.

Obama has spiked the football and moved on.


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BannedbytheGuardian | October 29, 2011 at 9:38 pm

But it is not Monday yet. They can still bomb -but they are out for lunch.

After that it s just a case of domestic violence.

Is it too early to talk about Obama getting a second Nobel Peace Prize?

There is also Egypt, Kenya, Sudan, Syria, Indonesia, Pakistan, etc. Not to mention with their emphasis on deporting criminal illegal aliens, they are establishing a de facto penal colony south of our border, with a population progressively incapable of supporting a viable nation, let alone a civilized society.

They are also still in Kosovo.

It’s time for a global humanitarian intervention.

I would suggest they possess ulterior motives, but that would be trite and obviously true.

Well, whatever the case may be, there is no indication of positive progress. Just an ambiguous, unqualified progress.

So much for the Obama administration’s vaunted commitment to living up to our nation’s principles.

Ya see, here’s the problem; you can’t give murdering savage barbarians a license to do anything that they want because they’re murdering savage barbarians.

One wonders (rhetorically) hmm why do the countries this happens in seem to be dominated by … Islam? That Religion of Peace George told us about.

Gee, they only have a 12 century history of barbarism, murder, piracy, invasion, rapine, pillage, slavery, butchery, theocratic maiming and head chopping with a relentless hatred of the west.

“There will be no U.N. resolutions or NATO intervention for those civilians.” There will be no resolutions because they will be too busy drafting new resolutions against our ally, Israel.

Why does our government support this corrupt institution?

It’s not just pro-Gaddafi citizens but coloured people who were being rounded up and shot as well.
Leading from behind one is always late to the party.
Hypocrisy and bigotry run rife.
By the way is there any truth to the story that “Responsibility to Protect” was applied as a run up to using it for Gaza against Israel actions?

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Let’s also not forget that the birthplace of the anti Khadaffy Duck movement in BenGhazi, the Courthouse, is flying the Al Queda flag, without a negative comment from Obama or any mainstream media.

My understanding is that these are not die-hard Islamists. We are in the post-republic faze of American politics. Our Imperious Leader enters into conflicts based upon his personal quirks, likes, and dislikes. If he could get a UN resolution to ‘protect civilians’ in the UK London would get bombed.

VetHusbandFather | October 31, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Will the UN also support the right of return for these displaced civilians, and allow them to come back and re-establish a second Libyan state under the rule of Ghadaffi’s son?