Imagine for a few moments what political life must have been like in Antebellum America. As the Civil War erupted, high ranking politicians abandoned the “Unionist” side and joined the Rebels. A former member of Congress became President of the new Confederate States of
The Rebels had their own flag–The Stars and Bars–which was distinct from the American flag–Old Glory, The Stars and Stripes.
Soon, some of the finest graduates of the U.S. Military Academy were casting their lots with the insurgents. Indeed, President Abraham Lincoln’s first choice to command the Union Army–Gen. Robert E. Lee–defected to lead the Rebel Army in its campaign against his native land, against the Constitution he had sworn to defend.
The traitorous Rebels hoped that
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But in the end, the Europeans stayed out of that fight. It was an internal affair, to be decided by the Americans, and only the Americans, without any foreign intervention, they determined in the end.
Now fast forward 150 years. The scene is the North African country
This band of traitorous rebels, fighting to bring down their own country, wanted (and got) foreign intervention by
So, before the ink even dried on a sham United Nations Security Council resolution, establishing a Libyan “No Fly Zone,” allied forces launched hundreds of air strikes against not just Col. Qaddafi’s air defenses, but also against ground troops poised to attempt to retake the rebel stronghold, Benghazi. These attacks were launched ironically on the eighth anniversary of the
This was not simply an effort to prevent Libyan attacks on civilians, this was an outright intervention on the side of the rebels–military support and cover! Before the attacks were launched, the rebels foresaw their doom. When the attacks were reported, the rebels cheered, perceiving their saviors had jumped into the fight on their side.
Now, ironically on the day before these foreign military fighters rushed to intervene in Libyan affairs, dozens of civilians were massacred in
Have there been any U.N. resolutions condemning those tinhorn dictators? Has there been any “no fly zone” imposed in those countries? Have there been any military attacks against their troops or supporters? Hint. The one-word answer to each question is the same. You have three guesses, and the first two don’t count.
What may be most shocking about this is that there is no alternative in place to the Qaddafi government. There is no organized leadership of the opposition, but there is evidence that
Intervention into the “internal affairs” of any country, by any other name reeks just the same.