The war in Libya continues, as coalition forces led by the United States transferred targets from air fields and air defenses to tanks and artillery. A number of people including young innocent children, and women are being killed by the NATO forces besides destruction of infrastructure, downfall of economy, social disturbance are predicting an unsafe and dark future of the country. The most common justification for instigating war in Libya was the allegation that Gaddafi had been killing innocent civilians but now the NATO is severely violating human rights in Libya and killing of guiltless citizens by it gives the evidence that there is no difference between the thinking of Gaddafi and NATO forces, both are murdering the people. The entire region has been destabilized, endangering many other African countries. Since then, most of the reports coming out of Libya appear to indicate that the violence is between armed rebels and forces loyal to Gaddafi but the reality is that innocent civilians are losing their lives as a result to this dangerous war. It is also very tragic that the international community is silent over the worse violation of human rights in Libya everyone is condemning Gaddafi for massacre but nobody is protesting against the NATO and rebels killing of civilians, both NATO and Libyan rebels jointly and unambiguously are killing innocent civilians and the whole game is being played for two different purposes, the rebels purpose of involving in the war is to come into the power and govern the country while the America and NATO want oil and they are solely fighting for this purpose.
The United States is heading this illegal and unauthorized war even the Congress has not given approval to Obama, he has crossed the limits of his presidential and constitutional powers the proof of this can be seen recently warning given to the President by the opposition as well as his own party members in the congress. Sufficient evidence has not been provided by the Obama administration that unveils mass atrocities committed by the Gaddafi regime or indications that in case Gaddafi wins the war the entire region would be destabilized besides the alternative to Gaddafi has not been suggested yet by the imperialist powers. No one in the Obama administration has come out to predict what will emerge in a post-Gaddafi Libya but the reality prevails that the ongoing civil war in the country would break up the country into pieces, the oil would be exported to the US, France, Germany, Canada and to the rest of the western world, the Libyan Arabs cannot be friends of foreigners, time comes when these rebels whom they are supporting would turn against NATO forces and start fighting with them then again war would commence and today’s “rebel friends” would be tomorrow’s terrorists and ‘real rebels’. The Libyan oil cannot be easily digested its blazes would reach till Washington and Ottawa. Seeds of hatred, oppression and tyranny, revenge have been cultivated on the soil of Libya and the tragic aspect is that it was the Arab League that called for a no-fly zone over Libya, giving the US and its imperialist allies a cover of “regional support” for military intervention, even some League members particularly Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and UAE did not perceive that the Libyan like situation can take place in these countries too because there are also monarchies and dictators are governing their people against their will. The process of arresting, torturing and shooting opponents has started in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and other emirates who have voted in favor of a military intervention for the supposed purpose of strengthening democracy in Libya. The governments of these countries must think and recognize the hatched conspiracies of the western world to grab the oil resources of the Middle East therefore it is high time for them to refuse the National Transitional Council of rebels which is not the official representation of the Libyan people.
A war when brings forth a lot of human casualties, destruction of infrastructure, vulnerable diseases and dark future of a country. Libya has the highest standard of living in Africa and it exports about 1.8 million barrels of oil a year so but this war would push the country and the adjoining areas towards the Stone Age demolishing its economy and infrastructure, wasting oil resources and putting the country on the lines of Afghanistan. The Libyan people are losing control of their own country and future by the intervention, the NATO has no capability to bring an end to the civil war rather it is extending it intentionally. After few days the next demand by America will be for a full-scale armed presence in Libya, as in Iraq. It is more like Iraq in the 1990s, after the First Gulf War, then the US, Britain and France imposed no-fly zones which did not lead to peace, but civil war started in this region too and this intervention may partition Libya and institutionalize conflict for decades.
As a matter of fact, the illegal and unethical war in Libya gives the proof of hypocrisy and double standards of the USA and NATO countries. Take the example of Congo for example despite a lot of violation of human rights; it was not invaded in the name of humanitarian effort. The hypocrisy gives the game away. When the people of Bahrain and Yemen rose against their US-backed monarchy and were cut down in the streets, there was no talk of action, even though the US sixth fleet is based there and could doubtless have imposed a solution in short order. The West only seems to intervene in the country when it has oil. Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe had treated his subjects brutally and dreadfully for years but there was no intervention. A totally corrupt and cunning attitude has been applied by the U.S. and the E.U. in the matter of Libya than the attitude that was applied to Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Oman, Yemen, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and the corrupt Palestinian Authority. No sanctions were applied against the authorities in Bahrain by the U.S. and the E.U. when the Bahraini military without warning blatantly attacked peaceful protesters in Manama’s Pearl Square. The Bahraini protesters were completely peaceful, but this did not stop the ruling Al-Khalifas from ordering indiscriminate live firings on the crowds of Bahraini protesters. The US and NATO have been providing material support to Libya on both sides. They first supported Qaddafi through military hardware and training that lasted up until the start of 2011, while they now support the forces opposed to Qaddafi, a totally dishonest behavior for regime change.
Every wise person knows that the war is not the solution of any problem rather it adds up crises and brings annihilation, death and diseases, hunger and turmoil. In his autobiography, President Obama wrote: “War is hell, but sometimes you have to do it, anyway.” But the history bears out that America always goes for war not sometimes, it has hardly sought diplomatic solution of the matter; first it launches war, destructs everything, kills innocent civilians then at the end yields to negotiations as at the present moment it is having talks with Tailban in Afghanistan. The time has come for the United Nations to review its resolution regarding war on the Libyan soil as it is not a legal war, the Libya has no weapons of mass destruction, and it has no nuclear assets to which concerns may be made. The UN ought to play its role in ending the war and starting talks to the Libyan leader who has yielded down and it is today’s news that Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi is willing to hold elections and step aside whether he lost in the elections, his son said on Thursday. Also on June 9 the same type of proposal was made by Col. Gaddafi when he had written a letter to the US Congress that called for a cease-fire and urged the U.S. to take the lead in negotiating a deal for peace in Libya but it seems as if the US and the Western Alliance are not in the mood of ending the war through peaceful and result-oriented talks which is the very spirit of democracy; the America and the NATO forces seem very crazy to continue the unpredicted and dangerous war and disfigure Libya to that of Iraq and Afghanistan or cut it into pieces that would not be in the best interest of the international community and for peace and stability in the region.