Posts Tagged ‘Libya’

“Winter is coming.” George RR Martin penned into his book, Game of Thrones, but the patron of his protagonist clan may have been looking beyond the Wall at the sleeping Soviet dragon rather than the undead Others. As Qaddafi falls and Arab Spring continues, a Russian Winter looms for western powers.

Libya will oust Qaddafi and plunge into political turmoil as tribes squabble over the future of the country and the oil they produce. Obama and the Western leaders will appear to have chosen the right side, if nothing else. Libya isn’t just some gateway drug, though, it was a downright trap with Syria waiting on the horizon. It is classic bait and switch, we jump at the chance to attack a rogue state which viciously murdered its own citizens, but are caught blinking as one goes down and Syria commits the Ramadan Massacre.

We will be forced to pick a fight with a bully we don’t want to put down. Unlike Libya, this rogue state has a bunch of relevant friends: Iran and Russia. With the United States economically and militarily weary, we are playing right into the hands of the Russians. They had us on the ropes in 2008 when Wall Street went to shit, but China refused to destroy the dollar – more out of self-preservation than out of respect to us.

The United States will not be leaving Afghanistan any time soon. We are slowly lining up international bases in preparation for what may become an inevitable war with the eastern powers. I will say I do not know China’s role in this brewing catastrophe just yet. They are arming the South China Sea – a vital international trading passage – by expanding their naval fleet with state-of-the-art ships. And of course there is the simple fact that China has a gender imbalance of about 60 million more men – an indicator that the market is ripe for a land war and prostitution. China might just be waiting on the sidelines to see who emerges from this brouhaha. Very quietly, they have bought up much of the mineral resources in both Africa and Australia. With space and the Arctic as new frontiers, it is the Chinese that are poised to take over the world. Time to teach our prostitutes Mandarin, if you ask me.

Back to the main point: the brutal dictatorships in North Africa needed to be overthrown, even though the revolutionaries may not be prepared to fill the huge power vacuum the lack of authoritarian government leaves behind. With this being said, the involvement of the United States has inched us closer to the great showdown. Can diplomacy save the day and the citizens of Syria? Or will Damascus be the new Baghdad of the American crusade? Would Iran be next? How many lines can we cross before the Russians and Chinese start pushing back?

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An interesting discussion came out of a Vic Neverman blog posted on the philosophical meandering site Zoey and the Zeitgeist that I am linking here. I would have re-posted this Neverman blog, but then the valuable comments would be lost.

The blog began as a comical aside about our cultural hate for Nazis and blossomed into defining the role of America in fighting tyranny abroad. Qaddafi called us ‘Nazis’, others call us imperialists for interfering in North Africa. Even those anti-Qaddafi have to wonder what are we really doing there and where will this end.

Enjoy…

http://zoeyandthezeitgeist.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/loving-to-hate-the-nazis-is-this-a-good-thing/

As if stolen from a script of MadMen, the ad wizards are at it again, signing Muammar Qaddafi to an endorsement deal with Nescafe, the international instant coffee dealer. Qaddafi will not be paid in any monetary currency, because according to his agent “the fucking Swiss froze all of our accounts anyway.” Muammar celebrates after penning new endorsement contractInstead, Nestle Co will be paying Qaddafi in mercenaries.

Qaddafi immediately appeared on state run radio to plug his product, saying Al Qaeda fed the young people of Libya “hallucinagenic” drugs “in their coffee with milk, like Nescafe”.

Nescafe, goes great with Al Qaeda hallucinagens