IMPOTENCE IN ACTION: Western Powers Can't Figure Out How To Deal with Gaddafi


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IMPOTENCE IN ACTION: Western Powers Can't Figure Out How To Deal with Gaddafi
by Darius Kadivar
09-Mar-2011
 

Whatever happens in Libya tomorrow the West is losing total credibility in the region and I am afraid even beyond. I first thought of blogging this as a Satire but I believe this ain't a laughing matter...

IMPOTENCE IN ACTION: 

Western Powers Trying to Figure Out How To Deal with Gaddafi

The US talks Tough to Gaddafi ... ;0):

Italy Suggest’s Removing Gaddafi with discretion:

(NOTE: Doesn’t the fellow next to him look like Gaddafi’s Son ?) 

France Trying to Locate Libya on the Map:

Great Britain Believes in Negotiated Peace (Never mind that no one even declared War in the first place):

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Evidence of Libya torture emerges 

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As opposition groups in Libya take over areas outside of the capital, state prisons and military buildings are being searched.

In Benghazi, the opposition says they have unearthed equipment used by the government to torture dissidents, while more and more allegations of cruelty towards political prisoners are emerging.

Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports from Benghazi, Libya

Libya's 'crown prince' makes appeal to stop the massacre ( Al Jazeera):

Muhammad al-Senussi, who would be Libya's crown prince if the country stillhad a monarchy, has spoken out about the on going violence in the country fromLondon. Libya was a monarchy until Muammar Gaddafi took power in a military coup in 1969 and the exiled King Idris has long since died. In this interview with Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips, al-Senussi asks the international community to help remove Gaddafi from power and stop the ongoing "massacre".

Also See : Libya's ExiledCrown Prince calls on world to stop 'massacre,' remove Gaddafi

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No Fly Zone ? But Ghaddafi is afraid of No Ghost ! 

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DO YOU EVER LEARN FROM HISTORY ? 

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An excerpt from Edward Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-1788) 

 
The decay of Rome has been frequently ascribed to the translation of the seat of empire but this history has already shown that the powers of Government were divided rather than removed. The throne of Constantinople was erected in the East; while the West was still possessed by a series of emperors who held their residence in Italy, and claimed their equal inheritance of the legions and provinces. This dangerous novelty impaired the strength and fomented the vicesof a double reign: the instruments of an oppressive and arbitrary system were multiplied; and a vain emulation of luxury, not of merit, was introduced and supported between the degenerate successors of Theodosius. Extreme distress,which unites the virtue of a free people, embitters the factions of a declining monarchy. The hostile favourites of Arcadius and Honorius betrayed the republic to its common enemies; and the Byzantine court beheld with indifference, perhaps with pleasure, the disgrace of Rome, the misfortunes of Italy, and the loss of the West. Under the succeeding reigns the alliance of the two empires was restored; but the aid of the Oriental Romans was tardy, doubtful, and ineffectual; and the national schism of the Greeks and Latins was enlarged by the perpetual difference of language and manners, of interests, and even ofreligion. Yet the salutary event approved in some measure the judgment of Constantine. During a long period of decay his impregnable city repelled the victorious armies of barbarians, protected the wealth of Asia, and commanded, both in peace and war, the important straits which connect the Euxine and Mediterranean seas. The foundation of Constantinople more essentially contributed to the preservation of the East than to the ruin of the West.

A Brief History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire:

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DON'T TELL US THEN THAT WE DIDN'T WARN YOU ! 

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Whatever happens in Libya tomorrow The West is Losing Total Credibility in the Region and Beyond. A New World Order is Emerging and the West will pay adear price for it's naive and Incompetent approach. I am afraid we can also say goodbye to any hopes of seeing a democratic Middle East, let alone a democraticIran emerge in our lifetime.

I am VERY Pessimistic on the future of the Western Civilization and it's Values which they and often we claim are "Universal": Human Rights and Democracy.

The Real Power Brokers of Tomorrow will be :China and Russia none of regime's of which were built upon Democratic Principles and it is Turkey which is on the Verge of becoming the Real Power Broker in the Middle East. 

Any democratic transition in Iran will depend on the good will of these Three Emerging Powers.

Mark My Word, the Tragic Debacle of the West in Handling the Crisis in Libya will mark a Turning Point in the History of this Post Sept 11th World.

In this context the words of the Shah in his interview with American Journalist Mike Wallace seems to ring true and echos through time as a bitter reminder of the Western Power's "IMPOTENCE" often confused with "IMPORTANCE":

"The BLue Eyed People Need to Wake Up"


 

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GADDAFI UNDERSTAND’s ONLY ONE LANGUAGE !

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But Will They Wake Up ? For Gaddafi Understands ONLY One Language:

With Such School Boys and School girls at the Helm of Leadership in the Western Nations who often take pride in reminding everyone that their country is a beacon's of "Democracy" and "Human Right's" but fail to live up to those standards when coming in support to the cause of Freedom ...Then I'm afraid it is already too late ...



Recommended Watching:


LION OF THE DESERT: Anthony Quinn In Libyan Epic Funded By Gaddafi (1981)

 

Related Satire:

 

CAMEL SPOTTING: First reactions to Mubarak's Speech on Tahrir Square

 

SATIRE: Egypt's "Papyrus Revolution" 

Related Blogs:

Libya's Exiled Crown Prince calls on world to stop 'massacre,' remove Gaddafi

AUTHENTIC FRONTIER GIBBERISH: Egypt's Rebuffs Washington's Speed Up Calls ;0)

Tunisia could benefit from bitter lessons of Iran’s clumsy '79 revolution 

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darius thanks

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for keeping the libyan situation in the spotlight.

i still am against military engagement.

i am for emotional engagement.  these are people trying to peel off a decades long dictatorship whose attempts are being bulldozed and steamrolled. sound familiar?

you know guys, this is not a one way street.

the whole world has been rallying around to support the bravery of the iranians in their struggle against the iri.

the cynics among you may have laughed at all those well-,meaning but naive people in the free world who have identified with the plight of your brothers in iran, and engaged in symbolic shows of support.

but most of you must admit it has boosted your morale and that of people inside the country when they know people outside care and are spreading the story and keeping it in the limelight.

it may be symbolic, but morale is the most important 'weapon' in the fight for change. 

what about a word in moral support of the libyan people? 

gaza/lubnan yes, but libya no? selective sympathy?

we are all human. we are all hurting.

if we remain detached, we are also guilty.  

 


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Gaddafi Recieves European Union's Ambassador in a bid to negotiate a peaceful solution advised by our local Irandokht ;0)

Oops Sorry This was a misinformation due to the current media propaganda war engaged between Colonel Gaddafi and the International Press !

;0)


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SHAME ON THE ARAB LEAGUE !

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If this is the so Called ARAB Opinon then the Arab Opinion is Heartless ! This is Sheer Hypocrisy by a minor few who have highjacked ALL major Representational institutions in order to use Neo Colonialism and anti American Arguments as an excuse for non intervention.


These individuals don't represent PUBLIC Opinion given that there is No real Poll to suggest What the people in the street think. Egypt and Tunisia are buried deep in their own problems to be able to focus with serenity on what is taking place in neighbouring Libya  probably even afraid to look any further from their own national pre occupations to even bother giving a thought to what should or could be done. That is Not an excuse for Not doing anything.
 
They are as much partners in this Mass Slaughter as those who are Commiting the crimes in question.

LET YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS GET SLAUGHTERED AND YOU WANT TO BUILD DEMOCRACY ?
IF THAT IS THE CASE THEN THEY HAVE NO CLUE OF WHAT DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS ARE ALL ABOUT NOR DO THEY DESERVE IT !


SHAME ON THEM !


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Tokhmeh Sagh !


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humanbeing

good for obama, image comes first

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world events and the lives of millions of innocent victims are not meant to revolve around the publicity pitch and popularity rating of obama.

nobody thinks obama is like the s.o.b.s before him who went medieval and bombed iraq into the middle ages, armed all the countries in the ME, including my country, and degraded the prestige of america as a credible negotiator or mediator and peacemonger. 

 leadership involves taking risks, doing the right thing, and keeping policies flexible and reactions dynamic, not to be a slave to plans from years ago, or become paralyzed and tongue tied by turns of event which are not in the plan when one was a naive candidate, sitting in some university or in some starbucks and writing out one's recipe for a teflon presidency.


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I assure you people care

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But I hear from journalists that they are saying Obama wants to confirm to those that elected him (and to the ME) that he is a different type of American President. Not like those before him who wanted to meddle in the outcome of changes going on in the ME. America will not do any type of military action without approval from UN. Not like they did in Iraq.


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how come almost nobody cares?

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darius, you know we don't always hold the same views (no two people have 100% interface yadda yadda), but i wanted to thank you for voicing a real concern for what is happening to the people of libya, and not only for the geopolitics, and 'what it means to iran'.

i would have expected more interest, if not empathy or identification, from people on this site, for the innocent victims in libya, and the brave people who are giving their lives to try to wrest themselves from this barbaric dictator while the western leaders are drinking pellegrino and granatas. 

 just because the cat caught the western leaders' tongues, and obama has a halo of teflon surrounding him and a legion of blind groupies who worship his every 'kalam fadi' ('empty nice words') and terrorize anyone who makes objective criticism of him, and would thank the lord for the rain even if he were pissing on them, it doesn't mean people can't express some kind of emotion for what is happening. 

i am against military intervention (i suppose we may disagree on this, though i don't dare make any assumptions) but i would expect more potent words from world leaders. 

i swore i would stay off of here. i may not respond to comments.

thank you again for this blog.   


MRX1

why not

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granted you can not compare a low life ghadafi with shah of Iran. on top of that shah suffered from terminal cancer, but there is not  a day go by that  we all wish he stayed and use all the muscle he had to crush the isalmo facists. so give credit where credit is due, despite all odds Ghadafi is still holding on to pover.


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The BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen reports from the capital Tripoli

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The BBC's Wyre Davies in Tripoli says the army seems to be hammering home its advantage over poorly equipped and badly organised rebel forces.

Zawiya, 50km (30 miles) from the capital Tripoli, has been battered over four days by government artillery, tanks and snipers.

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Meanwhile, Col Gaddafi dispatched a top official to Egypt, and other envoys, reportedly, to Brussels and Portugal.

The government has offered a reward for the capture of rebel leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the ex-justice minister.

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Not quite

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End game is spliting Libya. For that outcome, they are playing it just right.

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Well!

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Chaos equate oil and money for the West.

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