If you ever ventured down a Suq, you already know of the intense pestering and lying that goes on in place of honest business-customer relations. Here’s an article that shows just how the willful politician stooges in West are carrying the water for the Arab League. Do take note that the only Arab country that has sent any planes to help out in the no-fly zone over Libya, was Qatar, which amounted to a few measly planes.
Like the TT has said earlier, the only Western involvement inside Libya, should have been the offing of Gadaffi. Killing him should have been the only priority, the Arab League has more than enough money and man power to safe guard civilians if that was their chief concern. But lets face facts, humanitarian endeavors are never high on the Arab Leagues’ agenda. KGS
West being suckered by Arab League
By Salim Mansur
The Libyan mission Operation Odyssey Dawn, under UN authority, is a dog’s breakfast and nothing good is going to come out of it.
The conniving elite of the Arab League has snookered an ever-ready coalition of western powers to do its bidding. And the western powers (Britain, France, the U.S. and Canada dutifully in tow), with their sights protectively fixed on oil-rich desert patches of the Middle East and North Africa, needed little urging to respond.
This operation, as repeatedly broadcast by coalition leaders, is to save Libyan lives.
There is no instance in the league’s 66-year history when its members were sufficiently moved by evidence before them — even genocide as in the case of Saddam Hussein’s repeated massacre of Kurds and Iraqi Shiites — to protect the abused.
The Libyan situation offered the league an opportunity to redeem its dishonorable record.
Arab states possess military resources that they could have deployed as a league operation and, in keeping with the UN principle of “responsibility to protect,” placed in effect a no-fly zone over Libyan air space to save civilians and punish Gadhafi.
But the unwillingness of the league to intervene in Libya, or anywhere else in the Arab world — save for its unrelenting hostility towards Israel — is related to the fear of establishing a precedent among its members that nobody wants.
However, a precedent of a sort with unsavoury consequences for the future has been established. The league has talked the UN and western powers into doing its bidding without assuming any responsibility for consequences it finds politically distasteful or unpopular.
Middle Eastern culture of bargains made in bazaars is well known and in such haggles, sellers regularly find happily deluded suckers. The league made a winning bargain over Libya, and suckers of those left to pick up the bill and take the blame.