124 Tomahawk Missiles dropped on Libya at $1.5 million each = $186 million. The US Congress voted to cut funding for NPR which would save about $10 million a year but they are fine with Barack O-bomber dropping $186 million worth of Tomahawk missiles on brown skinned people in North Africa in a single day.
Barack O-bomber, our beloved Nobel “War is Peace” Prize winning leader, has given up US sovereignty to the UN and started bombing the people of Libya. Is it me or does he love war more than Bush?
The thing is – even “smart bombs” can’t tell the difference between a Gaddafi mercenary or a rebel, a woman or even a child – bombs just kill and civilians will die. That’s a sure thing.
Who really believes that the “No Fly zone” was intended to “protect” civilians? Shame on them – wake up! Saudi Arabian troops shot protesters, then drove over to neighboring Bahrain and killed protesters there as well. The US/UK governments or the UN did not utter a word of protest – why? Because the Saudi and Bahrain tyrants are OUR tyrants.
Well, not even 24 hours after the bombing which killed civilians, Amr Moussa, the head of the Arab League (who is planning to run for President of post-Mubarak Egypt) complained to reporters:
“What happened differs from the no-fly zone objectives. What we want is civilians’ protection not shelling more civilians.”
Here’s the story and excerpts:
Having been instrumental in pushing the UN to approve the resolution authorizing the no-fly zone over Libya, the Arab League has found itself quickly regretting its Faustian bargain. Now, with reports of civilian casualties on the rise, they are condemning the massive air strikes by the US, France and Britain.
In addition to the Arab League, the African Union has also called for an immediate attack on all the strikes against Libya, saying it feared “serious humanitarian consequences.” Though the figures cannot be confirmed on the ground (particularly with the US warning journalists away from Libya), the reports as of late Sunday morning are that as many as 64 people have been killed in the air strikes and hundreds wounded. US commander Admiral Michael Mullen insists he has seen no reports of any civilian casualties at all.
Here’s Sheldon Richman’s brilliant article on our warmongering politicians – Senators John Kerry, John McCain and Joe LIEberman are banging the drums, calling for a war against a country that is not a threat nor has attacked the United States (although the US has bombed Libya before and even killed Gaddafi’s adopted daughter). But the US military doesn’t seem too eager to rush into another war. If Kerry and McCain want to bomb Libya – they will need to fly the planes themselves.
Please call, write and email your elected representatives in the House and Senate and the President that another war is not in the best interests of America, especially at a time when several wars are already a huge drain on the economy and impoverishing the country.