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):
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”.
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:
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”:
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 …