Thursday, June 23, 2011

"Libya war has cost UK at least £200m"


At a time when we're told that the country is broke because 'Gordon Brown spent all the money'.

More on the rapidly escalating war costs here.

What a surprise that this not-so-expensive, ‘humanitarian’ war of 'liberation' hasn’t turned out as its supporters said it would. Well, not really a surprise. But how on earth did some on the left fall for it, knowing full well the lies that were told prior to the military interventions against Yugoslavia and Iraq?


Douglas: any news on what this latest neo-con inspired war has cost US taxpayers?

UPDATE: Great piece attacking Britain's neo-con inspired foreign policy by the military historian Correlli Barnett in today's Daily Mail.

3 comments:

Douglas said...

Fox News reports...

Defense officials told Fox News that U.S. combat operations in Libya will far exceed the projected cost of $750 million (£470m) through September 2011 that Gates announced last month. Officials say that by mid-May the U.S. taxpayer had already spent $664 million and there is concern operations could cost more than $40 million for each additional month.

Many UK and European media sources have pointed out the presence and influence of Al-Qaeda among the Libyan rebel forces, but the American media narrative is that it's a mere "flicker"

I know you don't like this war, you didn't like Operation Iraqi Freedom, you didn't like war in the Balkans. Are you a pacifist, or is there a war in your lifetime you consider to be just?

Neil Clark said...

Hi Douglas, many thanks for that.

You ask: "I know you don't like this war, you didn't like Operation Iraqi Freedom, you didn't like war in the Balkans. Are you a pacifist, or is there a war in your lifetime you consider to be just?".

Yes, there's two I'd consider just. One is World War Two. Please see here:
http://neilclark66.blogspot.com/2009/09/world-war-two-just-war.html

the other was the military action to regain the Falkland Islands:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/neil-clark-back-then-british-military-action-was-legal-and-jus/story-e6frg6zo-1111113264429

Both cases were about resisting aggression and defending national sovereignty.

best wishes,
Neil

brian said...

just who wants war in Libya? not these women:
http://lizziesliberation.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/libyan-women-take-to-the-streets-to-rubbish-false-rape-claims-against-the-government/

and FYI
guess where Libyans flee to?

' Ordinary Libyans are fleeing Rebel strongholds, racing to the protection of Gadhaffi’s central authority for safety.'
http://lizziesliberation.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/the-ugly-truth-videos-of-atrocities-committed-by-libyan-rebel-and-nato-war-crimes/

how many europeans like their tax money to be used by NATO to kill Libyans? and by what right does NATO invade Libyan airspace. let alone bomb libyans? Not Res 1973!