Monday, May 16, 2011
Stop the War Against Libya
Back in March, when the military action against Libya began, I wrote:
Both in 1999 and 2003 our leaders lied to us about the real reasons for our country's involvement in military conflict. How can we be sure that what is happening in 2011 is any different?
Well, surprise, surprise, it wasn’t any different.
In March, we were told that we were getting involved in Libya in order to save civilians in Benghazi from being massacred. Nearly two months on, and it’s obvious to all that this ’humanitarian intervention’ is about ’regime change’- (which is illegal under international law) and destroying the country’s infrastructure.
Stop the War have called an emergency protest for 5pm tonight, at Downing Street, Whitehall, London SW1A 2AA, at the time when Parliament is debating Libya. Do try and get there if you live in London.
Our political elite have dragged us into yet another military conflict- at a time when they tell us there’s no money for public libraries and youth centres.