We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Middle East: Obama’s counter-revolution

Click here to access article by Thierry Meyssan from VoltaireNet.

The author presents quite a few details about US Empire designs on Libya and the African continent, and its current attempts to contain, if not rollback, the insurrections in this part of the world.
The issue has been settled. After a pacifying discourse on human rights and its enthusiastic acclaim of the "Arab Spring", the Obama administration has chosen the strong-arm solution to save what can still be salvaged.

...Washington has picked its Saudi client to lead the counter-revolutionary charge. It armed a faction of the Libyan opposition, and hijacked the UN debate over sanctions against Libya by imposing the debate over the no-fly zone, tantamount to a military intervention. It organized a military intervention in Bahrain.