Libya: The Nazi Allies Fight For Arab Fascists Against Gaddafi’s African Union
LIBYA – the war: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at the war on Colonel Gaddafi in teh news: The Sun, Independent and Mail all lead with news of the “blitz” on Colonel Gaddafi’s troops.
This jingoism follows the Times’ headline, which harped to those dark days leading to the Second World War: “The Storm Gathers.” You want perspective? Don’t read the papers.
The Blitz was, of course, when the Germans and the Nazis terrorised the British. Good to know that 60 years on our newspapers are praising Our Boys for blitzing an enemy.
The Guardian and Independent, however, lead with a photo of death. As you wonder what the national interest is of war in Libya now – Lockerbie wasn’t enough to attack Gaddafi but rebels around the oil wells is – we see a picture of a dead man.
“The bodies lay strewn dismembered and burnt.”
The paper then piles it on.
“Some of the faces expressed the horrors of the last moments, others lay peaceful in repose.”
We are in war against a small country in the sand. We support the rebels, who this blogger compares to the BNP – the so-called freedom fighters who want to see the back of Gaddafi and his black immigrants. And Gaddafi is a leading light in the African Union:
The AU was born in the 1999 Sirte Declaration, named after a summit hosted by Kadhafi in his hometown on the Libyan coast. The declaration said its authors felt inspired by Kadhafi’s “vision for a strong and united Africa. The AU as an organisation has benefited significantly from Kadhafi’s wealth,” said Fred Golooba Mutebi of the Institute of Social Research at Kampala’s Makerere University.
The pan-African body has taken a firmer stance on three west African crises: most recently Ivory Coast and previously Guinea and Niger.
Handouts aside, Libya has invested billions of dollars in sub-Saharan Africa.
So. The allies are fighting the despot? Or are we fighting the man who dares to dream of a federal African super state? Such a thing could make Africa stronger and less able to be relieved of its assets. And we can’t have that…