The latest chapter in NATO’s ‘anti-terror’ operations seems to be opening up, again in Libya.
In case you didn’t know, ‘ISIS jihadists’ are coming to Europe and the UK! Disguised as Muslim refugees they are “hell-bent on committing atrocities,” thus the necessity of ‘bombing them over there so we don’t have to bomb them here’. The story goes that ISIS is ‘blending in’ with refugees on their boat crossings to Europe, thus ALL refugees coming to Europe could potentially be ‘terrorists’. So, bomb them!
The US (NATO) which is responsible for causing the humanitarian crisis and, as it happens, ISIS itself, is once again offering a ‘solution’ to a problem it created. If you don’t want hordes of refugees, then don’t bomb their homes; that’s the simple truth that is lost on NATO warmongers. But the price of killing innocent people – as Madeleine Albright would say – is always “worth it”. Especially when you can just call the refugees you create “terrorists”, and threaten to kill them too.
NATO is not only capitalizing on the ISIS ‘threat’, it’s using the ‘concern’ about the refugee crisis it created to continue to ‘manage’ the Middle East in a way that ensures Western control of the oil spigot and keeps Russia and China out of southwest Asia. Another Western intervention will, of course, cause even more displaced persons and spawn more terrorists in a never-ending loop, but don’t expect the goons running NATO to care or have the perspicacity to foresee that inevitable consequence. It’s a twisted world of psychopaths in power that wouldn’t appear in your worst nightmares.
In a recent report from the Guardian, we learn that:
The European Union has drawn up plans for military attacks in Libya to try to curb the influx of migrants across the Mediterranean by targeting the trafficking networks. It is to launch a bid on Monday to secure a UN mandate for armed action in Libya’s territorial waters.
Sometimes all you can do is gape in awe at the depraved and twisted mindset of these psychopathic warmongers and their collaborators/enablers. The 2011 NATO carpet bombing of Libya, resulting in the obliteration of the wealthiest and most stable country in Africa, and the death of up to a half million people since then (no one’s bothering to count), was justified under ‘R2P’ – the ‘responsibility to protect’. The US (Empire) took it upon itself to protect the lives of ordinary Libyans from their “evil dictator”, who was killing them by the thousands, we were told. That was, of course, complete and utter bullshit, but it didn’t matter; Washington, London and Brussels settled on a noble cause to sell their electorates, and they just had to ‘make the deets stick’ (U.S. State Department euphemism for ‘make this a reality, and to hell with the facts’). They “sexed up” the Libyan dossier just like Iraq, and the people swallowed it, again.
Now here we are, barely four years later, and the same Western leaders are telling us they need to ‘do’ Libya again… only this time they’re going to bomb the very people they said they had to protect last time because… well, you never know, they might be terrorists. British Sun newspaper reporter Katie Hopkins, in an op-ed about the tens of thousands fleeing the raging violence her government helped start in North Africa, was publicly and internationally condemned last month when she compared migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean with cockroaches. Here’s what she wrote:
Rescue boats? I’d use gunships to stop migrants, May 19th, 2015
“No, I don’t care. Show me pictures of coffins, show me bodies floating in water, play violins and show me skinny people looking sad. I still don’t care.”
“Because in the next minute you’ll show me pictures of aggressive young men at Calais, spreading like norovirus on a cruise ship… These two populations are the same. The migrants harassing Brit truckers at the port are the same as the vagrants making the perilous trip across the Med.”
“What we need are gunships sending these boats back to their own country. You want to make a better life for yourself? Then you had better get creative in Northern Africa.”
“Make no mistake, these migrants are like cockroaches. They might look a bit ‘Bob Geldof’s Ethiopia circa 1984’, but they are built to survive a nuclear bomb. They are survivors.”
Yes, what she wrote is nasty, ignorant of the context that created the situation and typical of a right-winger’s solution to any problem: ‘kill them all; God will know His own’.
But take note of how, in the space of just one month, Hopkins’ derided solution – to keep the desperate migrants at bay under the barrel of a gun – is now perfectly acceptable to Westerners of all political persuasion because they have eaten up the lie that ‘ISIS is coming to get them’. Hopkins, therefore, was merely expressing what all, or most, Westerners wanted to do – ‘keep darkie down and in his place in Africa’ – but didn’t feel comfortable being seen to agree with until the right narrative (lie) had been served, at which point their liberalism can gush forth in poetic tones – ‘R2P’, ‘freedom and democracy’, ‘evil people-smugglers’, ‘terrorists who hate us for our freedoms’, etc, etc.
The Russians were against this absurd proposal from the beginning, saying that they would veto any such UN resolution, no doubt because it sees such a plan for what it is: another attempt at ‘humanitarian’ intervention in Libya by the US-led Atlantic Alliance. Russian-Chinese opposition, and thus no UN Security Council approval, apparently led to the proposition being dropped by the EU, at least in the UN. Not to be deterred from the practice of their favorite sport of abusing Africans, yesterday the EU agreed with itself that it should still take military action against the refugees it created:
According to the EU foreign policy chief, the operation will consist of three main phases – intelligence gathering, inspection and detection of smuggling boats, and destruction of the captured vessels…
Following Russia’s resistance to the plan, we’ve seen an intensification of the ‘ISIS-is-coming-to-invade-Europe-disguised-as-Muslim-refugees’ charade. This narrative has been blasted through the Western media before, but it appears that NATO talking-head, Jens Stoltenberg, has now received his marching orders and is rushing headlong to ‘make the deets stick’.
For anyone having trouble just taking Stoltenberg’s words at face value, Rita Katz of ’24/7 Jihadi Watch’ SITE Intelligence Group fame has obtained (produced?) – right on time – photos showing that ISIS isn’t only plotting to invade Europe, they’re already here! – roaming around Italy, sightseeing, and counting down ’till zero hour’ when they will blow all of Christendom to kingdom come, starting with the Roman Colosseum.
If you took a step back, put down your ponerized goggles for a minute and actually looked at these photos, without being told that they are in any way related to ISIS, what would you think? These photos, like the rest of the gibberish that SITE and Rita Katz come up with, look like they came from the febrile brain of a complete lunatic. If the shoe fits…
How much of an inveterate coincidence theorist do you have to be before you admit that the consistency with which “terrorists” pop up in a foreign country and threaten the West just as Western governments are proposing to bomb that country, is no coincidence at all? The pattern couldn’t be more obvious after so many interventions justified in like manner since 9/11. Yemen, the Balkans, and now – allegedly – the EU; the al Qaeda/ISIS hordes always appear on the scene when the West needs ‘a noble reason’ to further their war-plans and silence domestic criticism. Duh!
It’s unlikely Russia can do much to save Libya from another mauling, but we wonder just what assurances Kerry was seeking from Putin in Sochi a few days ago. The silver lining, if there is one, is that with each new global crisis, the stench of stark, raving psychopathology driving the Western hive-mind leeches up closer and closer to the surface.