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

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

NATO faces 'catastrophic success' in Libya

Click here to access article by An Huihou from Jiefang Daily (China).

One must often go to foreign sources not involved in wars to find out what is really going on. Ruling classes always lie about their wars. I believe that this article provides some accurate details of what has happened in Libya during the past eventful month. 
There are two main reasons for the sudden victory of the opposition forces. First, Western countries not only launched air strikes and provided a large amount of weapons to the opposition forces but also sent ground troops to Libya. According to recent media reports, France, the United Kingdom and Italy had dispatched Special Forces to Libya to help the opposition troops finally win the ground war. Second, Western countries reportedly bought over almost all senior officials of the Qaddafi regime. In brief, Western countries planned and directed the opposition forces' capture of Tripoli. 
I assume the translated phrase of "bought over" is not a typographical error and that it means that the senior officials were bribed to defect. It makes perfect sense that political operatives of capitalist NATO would employ such a tactic. 

It appears that NATO's war crimes against humanity are becoming so obvious that even people in their ruling classes are concerned.