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Not long after Obummer announced there'd be no US "boots on the ground" in Libya, the NY Times and LA Times revealed that the US did, in fact, have boots on the ground in the form of CIA spooks functioning as "advisors" and gathering intel to share with Libya's "Toyota Tigers".

More interesting were the reported CIA ties of Libya's new rebel commander, Khalifa Hifter. Apparently, Mr. Hifter defected from Gadhafi's army about 25 years ago and was living in the suburbs of Washington, DC, until he suddenly felt moved to come to the aid of his motherland in its most desperate hour of need.

04 Apr 2011



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And the next thing I'll try to tell you is that you're absolutely right. You really did have me going, there, if only because so many "Cruise-Missile Liberals" have been crapping their drawers over this cartoon in just that fashion.

Heh. "Boehner for Obama". Good one, man. Seriously, though... on the day he does a 180 on closing Gitmo and civilian trials for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, he kicks off his re-election campaign with the slogan "Are You In?" WTF? Talk about political tone deafness. "Are You In?" ...Sounds like a goddamn' venture-capital pitch.

05 Apr 2011

HaHA, and next you'll try to tell me that my sarcasm is so subtle and dry as to be nearly undetectable. Seriously though, what's confusing many on the "left" is their Boehner for Obama.

05 Apr 2011

D'ohhhh... that should be "SOUTHWEST Asia" in the third paragraph, there. (Proofread, dude, proofread!)

05 Apr 2011

"And I guess next you'll try to tell me that this "CIA" and "Obama" don't really care about protecting civilians or democracy so much as seizing an opportunity to put new leadership in place that "listens to what the U.S. fucking tells them to do" and "buys U.S. weapons" and "sells its oil to the U.S. for cheap" and that the "UN" and especially "NATO" are largely controlled by U.S. interests but are useful tools for improving its public image..."

BINGO! We have a winner!

Take a good look at US military interventions around the world going back to at least Vietnam, and what the real motives were, and what the results were... and especially take a good close look at the USA/NATO action in Jugoslavia in 1999, and the US record in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade, and try and tell me that the US is intervening militarily in Libya out of the goodness of their hearts.

Oh, and let's not forget the UN -- those good old gutless wonders, the UN -- providing fig leaves for naked US aggression since at least 1991.

You might also take a look at what was happening in North Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia right about the time Obama decided -- on his own -- to intervene in Libya: the forty civilians killed in US drone strikes in Pakistan, the US "kill squad" and its "trophy shots" leaked out of Afghanistan, the US arms sales to the Saudis so they could help the Bahraini regime murder protesters in the streets, the imprisonment and torture of US soldier Bradley Manning, and try to tell us that the USA's motives in Libya are in the least bit positive.

You might also ask yourself: if the USA is so concerned about protecting innocent lives and restoring democracy, then why isn't there a no-fly zone over Gaza? Obama sells arms to Israel and looks the other way while Israel uses them to murder Palestinians.

I think what's confusing anti-Gadhafists worldwide -- and much of the US Left -- is that the USA's pretext in the Libyan intervention isn't as obviously and transparently fake as it was in Afghanistan and Iraq... but if you take a really really close look -- and remember what's been going on in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Gaza and Bahrain (the US has a naval base there, don't forget) -- you'll see that the US/NATO action in Libya is as phony as a three-dollar bill.

And let's take a good look at the Libyan "rebels", shall we? Not all, but many of them are defectors from the Libyan army, including many defecting officers, and led by a collection of defecting high-ranking officers and ex-government ministers. Add to this the fact that the Libyan opposition hasn't once -- that I recall -- ever publicly called for the military to refuse orders and join the opposition in the streets... and you'll see they're not exactly Walking Like An Egyptian, if you know what I mean.

Regarding the Khalifa Hifter business... if the guy IS just a Redskins fan, then he has my deepest sympathies, as the 'Skins have been sucking wind for nigh on fifteen years, especially since Dan Snyder bought the team. Hifter was out of sight for over twenty years, then suddenly appears as the Libyan rebel commander? Dude, c'mon.

(FYI, folks: The revelations concerning US CIA "advisors" embedded in the Libyan rebel forces came out in the NY Times and LA Times on March 30; the reports on Hifter's CIA connections were reported on CNN on March 31, and in the "Political Fail Blog" on March 30. Got URLs if you want 'em.)

05 Apr 2011

And I guess next you'll try to tell me that this "CIA" and "Obama" don't really care about protecting civilians or democracy so much as seizing an opportunity to put new leadership in place that "listens to what the U.S. fucking tells them to do" and "buys U.S. weapons" and "sells its oil to the U.S. for cheap" and that the "UN" and especially "NATO" are largely controlled by U.S. interests but are useful tools for improving its public image. Pleeeaaaze, maybe Hifter is just a Redskins fan.

05 Apr 2011

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