What About Them?

Turning a blind eye to wholesale massacres in Bahrain and Yemen Hypocrisy

What About Them?
by Piyalechi

“We have seen the appalling brutality that Colonel Gaddafi has meted out against his own people,” was part of what Mr. Cameron, the young British Prime minister told the world in justification of the military intervention that started few hours ago in Libya by the coalition of American and other western allied forces. He further asserted that the UN authorized military campaign that is underway in Libya “is necessary, it is legal, and it is right.”

My understanding therefore is that the operational goal of the military ass-kicking being meted out against Gaddafi is to stop him from slaughtering his people that oppose him and want him out of power.

That is a noble goal that I have no argument against, and furthermore, I am no fan of that lunatic Gaddafi by any stretch of imagination. In fact, I have wanted him crushed like an ugly cockroach that he is ever since it was known that his intelligence apparatus was involved in the terrorist bombing of the Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, England.

What I am concerned about though, is that Libya isn’t the only Muslim country where the natives opposed to the government are being killed en masse by the government guns. In Bahrain and Yemen also, the opposition has been mowed down by government troops like it’s nobody’s business!

Sure, in the aforementioned countries the opposition are by and large comprised of Shiite citizens and it is a good bet that the terrorism sponsoring Islamic Republic of Iran is involved in those unrests.    

While I am absolutely no fan of the Shiites or the Islamic Republic of Murderous Mullahs either, the Devil’s advocate in me sees a situation where in it the free world is going to be accused of utter hypocrisy and double standard by going after Gaddafi but effectively turning a blind eye to the wholesale massacre of the demonstrating opposition in Bahrain and Yemen.

So what about Yemen and Bahrain?  


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by pedro on

Bale chashm Ghorban, Shoma dastoor befarmayeed. Dige man az in be baad khafekhoon khonagh migiram........... Ok, is that going to solve all your personal issues. I'm glad I was in my minute ways able to reach out and help, but please don't stop here, seek professional help. If you are Iranian,we are not going to give up on you, we need your vote for our freedom and democracy, even as severe case as you. Practice saying " I LOVE YOU " 3 times today. I love you too pal.

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by fussygorilla on

glad you confirm that you are running out of ideas.  Your ideas are not worth a dime. So, don't bother.  you wouldn't know what "the truth" is if you see it. Read the other posts here you may learn a thing or two, hopefully.


Paradigm shift

by hirre on

The west are "weak", countries like Iran, Saudi A. and so on are very strong in leadership and vision. The opposition you see in those countries are not armed and could easily be oppressed. When it comes to Libya you have a total different scenario: you have a weak dictator and a situation where people are actually fighting with arms against the military. They managed to do a whole lot without the west interfering at start.

The future outcome of Libya is much easier to calculate than e.g. Bahrain, Saudi A. Iran etc... The west chooses to take action where they see a positive future outcome. Who knows what will happen if the west goes against Iran, Saudi A. etc...

Basically it's a paradigm shift right now, one-man dictators like Saddam, Ben Ali, Mubarak, Ghaddafi are easy to get rid of and therefore the west is  trying to do just that...The US is especially afraid of appearing as the bad guy in the war, that's why they want to shift command, sadly Europe are cowards so NATO (US) had to step in...

If think the US has a democratical plan for the M.E. and I think it is starting to clean up the easy mess first. Then it will be more aggressive against Iran and finally Saudi A. Right now I think after Libya the next target will be Syria and some forces in Lebanon.

Soosan Khanoom

It is not that they are

by Soosan Khanoom on

It is not that they are just turning a blind eye to the massacre ....... but what that truly shows their hypocrite faces is the fact that they are sending Saudis and six other Arab nations to aid in the Massacre ....... and yes they are sending them........ The head of those Arab nations are just at their commands !!


Maryam Hojjat

All West Cares their Own Interest.

by Maryam Hojjat on

Something we should have learned since 1953 overthrown of Dr. Mosadegh in IRAN. 


Ah, the truth hurts.

by pedro on

 For 32 years we got the same treatment from western countries. They turned the BLIND EYE to the rape torture and massacre of Iranians,........ For 32 years they gave us the COLD SHOULDER,...........For 32 years they were HEAVY HANDED when words of democracy for Iran was uttered,...........For 32 years our crying FELL ON DEAF EARS..........For 32 years all the nations treated us and spoke to us with CHIP ON THEIR SHOULDER........for 32 yearsIi constantly said AINT THAT A BITCH?..... I'm ruining out of ideas here!


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