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Libya: What Was Canada’s Role In This Crime?

A former US Congressman declared that he saw French and Danish NATO troops beheading and maiming rebels and loyalists in the country of Libya.

To what extent were we responsible for this atrocity, given that John Baird has just given the rebels the keys to the Libyan kingdom?

How many billions will this Western-manufactured cesspool of violence drain from the pockets of Canadians before we say ‘ENOUGH’?

And, there’s an important comment provided that gives context to the situation in Libya.  Here are some interesting facts that you won’t see on the CTV or via Quebecor:

  1. There was no electricity bill in Libya; electricity was free for all its citizens
  2. There was no interest on loans, banks in Libya are state-owned and loans given to all its citizens at 0% interest by law
  3. Home considered a human right in Libya –Gaddafi vowed that his parents would not get a house until everyone in Libya had a home. Gaddafi’s father has died while him, his wife and his mother are still living in a tent
  4. All newly weds in Libya receive $60,000 Dinar (US$50,000) by the government to buy their first apartment so to help start up the family
  5. Education and medical treatments are free in Libya. Before Gaddafi only 25% of Libyans are literate. Today the figure is 83%
  6. Should Libyans want to take up farming career, they would receive farming land, a farming house, equipments, seeds and livestock to kick-start their farms –all for free
  7. If Libyans cannot find the education or medical facilities they need in Libya, the government funds them to go abroad for it – not only free but they get US$2,300/mth accommodation and car allowance
  8. In Libyan, if a Libyan buys a car, the government subsidized 50% of the price
  9. The price of petrol in Libya is $0.14 (N22) per litre
  10. Libya has no external debt and its reserves amount to $150 billion – now frozen globally
  11. If a Libyan is unable to get employment after graduation the state would pay the average salary of the profession as if he or she is employed until employment is found.
  12. A portion of Libyan oil sale is, credited directly to the bank accounts of all Libyan citizens
  13. A mother who gave birth to a child receive US$5,000
  14. 40 loaves of bread in Libya costs $ 0.15
  15. 25% of Libyans have a university degree, Paid by the Gov.

Western Hypocrisy Exposed: NATO War Crimes?

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NATO is poised to attack Libya in the wake of uprisings in that African country.

Libyan leader Moammar Ghaddafi has attacked hundreds of his citizens in an effort to protect his fiefdom.

In the wake of the situation, Western hypocrisy is exposed once again.

Understandably, Moammar Ghaddafi should stand trial for war crimes against his people.  But SNC Lavalin is building prisons for people that oppose him.  Should they too stand trial for war crimes?

And what of NATO?  This is the same NATO that in 2010 killed nearly 20% of the 1,000+ civilians killed in Afghanistan as a direct result of military actions in that country, although these estimates vary widely.

To what extent are we accountable for our own war crimes?

Western Hypocrisy Raw in the Middle East

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As things fall into the hands of more military regimes in the Middle East, democracy is not spreading, it’s failing.

The failure of democracy in the Middle East exposes the lavish hypocrisy of our own leaders.

Unfortunately, the great enablers of the dictators and tyrants of the world are us.  The people of the ‘West’.  Our governments – on our behalf – are deciding every day that it’s OK to support Ghadaffi Duck, but we have trade embargoes and can’t support someone like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the leader of Iran.  It’s not because they’re cut from the same cloth, but because the Libyans seem to have come to terms with Israelis committing genocide against the Palenstinians whereas the Iranian leader is just learning about these crimes and wants to do something about the situation.

Westerners have a history of picking their dictators more out of who’s friend with Israel as opposed to who’s friendly with their own people.

Our hypocrisy is showing.

The first thing I heard yesterday was how Moammar Ghadaffi had arranged to have jet planes shoot down citizens indiscriminately.  This is the same man that runs the same regime that we have been doing business with for decades.

As we enable this type of behaviour, we say ‘hey … it’s OK.  Keep it going, keep your people quiet, but just don’t let the flow of oil stop.’

What we need is a comprehensive list of any company that is doing business in countries like Libya and arrange a boycott of their products and start a campaign that says ‘we understand that you’re gluttonous and greedy bastards that could  give two shits about the lives of peons, but we’re not buying your crap anymore.’  A consumer boycott is ultimately the most effective route to follow because it does two things:

  1. It ‘outs’ the corrupt economic agents that pretend to represent us when they do business with dictators
  2. It hits them where it hurts:  the pocketbook.

Act now.  Save Libyan lives.