... under the pretext of so called humanitarian ‘Right To Protect’
Ever since West invented more and more lethal war machines, bombs and missiles to use Chinese invented gunpowder, they were on warpath first among themselves in Europe. Then, after the defeat of the Ottoman arms at the Gates of Vienna in 16th century, they began colonization of north Africa, then Africa and most of Asia under so called mission of civilizing the natives, who were much more civilized then them in most places.
There was some respite under the Mutual Assured Destruction strategic balance after WWII but following the Collapse of USSR in 1990, US led West has been on rampage. We will not detail them all but here look at what they have achieved under the policy of Right to Protect in Libya, a very rich and welfare flourishing state under Qaddafi with many more rights and freedoms then citizens of Western friends in Gulf led by Saudi Arabia.
While no exact figures are available, it was reported that before US led NATO and Gulf States began their bombing missions and testing missiles and other latest killing machines on Libyans, during the rebellion around 5 to 10 thousand Libyans had lost lives. Since then some reports suggest up to one hundred thousand fatalities including the US Ambassador Stevens have been estimated.
During the Libyan rebellion and the massive bombings and missiles attack by NATO forces I had written on March 10, 2011 − “Humanitarian Imperialism in Libya Could End the Whiteman’s Burden!”
A recent piece − Blood and Oil: Report Card from Libya by Vijay Pershad, an analyst, teacher and journalist of repute, gives an interesting analysis.