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Libya, European Union and Europe’s left…

Beno Klee | 21.02.2011 20:01 | Analysis | Repression

When, faced with crimes against humanity, you don't pass beyond the level of declarations, you make yourself accomplice of the crime...

Today, the European Union issued a declaration on the uprisal in Libya; You can read it here :

It is diplomatic language, which translated means : we are worried, but we won’t bother you. When you don't bother a mass murderer, you make yourself accomplice !

Faced with crimes against humanity, only highest degree diplomatic actions (economic sanctions, travel restrictions, confiscation of airplanes, blocking of bank accounts,etc...) make sense and even military intervention is permitted.

With this declaration, in other words, the European Union makes itself accomplice of the mass culling that is going on in Libya .

Europe's stand towards Khadaffi should not come as a surprise., since the European Union and many of it's businessmen closely cooperated with the mass murderer Khadafi.

More of a surprise is the relative silence of Europe's left. Apart from declarations of solidarity from some unions, organisations and individuals, nothing is moving. Even radical left is more busy with it's own, at this moment relative small fights.

The situation is very comparable to what happened during the Egyption uprisal, a few weeks ago. Most demonstrations of solidarity hardly gathered more than a few hundred protesters. Shame...

It is a complete lack of sense of the historical moment,and lack of sense of own involvment in what is going on in the Mid-East. At historical important moments, you have to put your own at that moment relative small fights aside, and come on to the street. Organise protests, sit-ins, strikes, etc....

Targets here are our own governments, the European Union, and Corporations working together with the Libyan regime. They have to be forced to take meaningful diplomatic action, and eventually to shoot the airplanes down that target their own people !

When you don't do that, you make yourself accomplice..

Beno Klee.

* In diplomacy you have 3 levels of action : level 1 are the declarations, which mean in human language; no matter how clear and to the point they are made : we are bothered, but we will not bother you. Level 2 is the cool of or the freezing of diplomatic relations, which mean in human language : we are angry, but we will not bother you. Degree 3 are the economic and personal sanctions, which mean in human language : you have gone to far, you have to pull back. The latter is the only one that has real political impact.

Beno Klee


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waiting for a latuff cartoon

22.02.2011 23:58

Ahmadinejad, Medvedev, Castro, Chavez, Ortega... all condemning the Libyan people for getting in the way of Comrade Quadaffi's fighter jets? Oh, perhaps not then,,,


These any good?

23.02.2011 00:40


Libya by Latuff

Neither Kadafi nor Latuff

24.02.2011 17:40

Latuff como carne de canhao do Tio Sam
Janete 24/02/2011 12:58

Que o Gadafi nao é um anjo, nao é preciso dizer. Agora, apoiar a arremetida ianque para derrubar o inimigo ianque na Libia equivale a se prestar de vassalo do imperio.

Às vezes é preciso pensar de forma estrategica. Nao há esperanca nenhuma de que com a derrubada de Gadafi a Libia se torne melhor socialmente. O petroleo tem lá a mesma funcao para os ianques que teve e tem o petroleo do Iraque. Um Gadafi é, neste contexto, sempre menos pior do que a expansao do colonialismo ianque!

Que Latuff nao entendeu esse principio tao elementar é uma lastima!

Do you understand portugueses? Moi non plus.

Latuff like cannon fodder of Uncle Sam.

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