Yesterday some countries began attacking Lybia as we all know. According to the news I get this is done in order to protect the Lybian population against Kaddafi attacks. According to the news I get people in Bengazhi are quite happy. At the same time I see images from Tripoli with people supporting Kaddafi.
In this blog I am not going to support Colonel Kaddafi or the countries that attack Lybia supposedly to protect civilians. I am very sure that these countries and Kaddafi have its own media to speak how good they are and how evil the other is.
This blog has another purpose. I know that the purpose is stupid but I think that it would be more stupid to repeat what you can find written here or there. The purpose of these blog is to try to save lives. I am almost certain that I won’t be successful but at least I will do the only thing that I can do: to try to save lives.
So let me start by saying that I am sure that the people in Tripoli are not demons and that people in Benghazi are not all angels. I say that because when there is a war there are always the good and the evil and we sometimes forget that we just have human beings in both cities.
Well, for now I cannot say much. I just have seen the images of French, British and American military attacking Lybia. As it happened in other wars, the images of war by the “good guys” are always beautiful: beautiful and modern planes, beautiful images in green. According to the news I get – I just live in the northern side of the Mediterranean – it is obvious that any civilian death from the French and others was not wanted. Deaths from Kaddafi are another kind of thing. If there was not petrol in Lybia I wonder if all this would be happening.
I imagine that there must be people in Lybia that have family in Tripoli and Bengazhi. And I imagine they are very worried. But on TV the things always seem white or black: They show us Bengazhi with all people supporting the revolts and they show us Tripoli with all people supporting Kaddaffi. They do not show us maybe the people that stay in their houses just crying and wishing all these ends.
In Europe Angela Merkel has not agreed with the French and the British. maybe, she, as a woman, could call the daughter of Kaddaffi and try to solve these crisis. On the other hand Monsieur Sarkozy seems so happy with his role.
It is obvious that I have no solutions for all this problems happening in Lybia.
After all that has been said in the Western media about Kaddafi it is obvious that only a mad man will feel sympathy for this man at least in the West but I think that it would be crazy to try to support Benghazi by attacking Tripoli.
On the other hand I must admit that Sarkozy seems to me more worried about the way History will portray him that about the Lybian people at all. Some days ago the son of Kaddafi said that they had paid the election campaign of Sarkozy. I am still waiting to know more about this in one way or another.
These days we read about the killing of protesters in Bahrain and Yemen. But the Western world does not say anything. How come?
I am a bit fed up of this obstination of the Western nations to intervene in other countries. First we sell weapons to the dictators during decades and then we intervene against the same dictators.
I think that in the West some people thing they are acting well. They think they are protecting Bengazhi civilians against the attacks from Colonel Kaddaffi. What they do not realise is that even if they act for a good reason they are entering an internal affair – when there is petrol the West is always kind to intervene (Lybian case) … or not intervene (Bahrain case) … And if you enter an internal affair because you say that Kaddafi is killing civilians in Benghazi then why don’t you react the same way in other parts of the world?
If tomorrow there was a miracle and all the petrol of Lybia disappeared I am sure the West will end protecting Benghazi.
If the West had not sold weapons to “crazy Kaddafi” – as it is portrayed in Western media – now we won’t need to protect Benghazi.
I am afraid that the weapons that Kaddafi has been using against Bengazhi and the weapons against Kaddafi that are going to be used in Tripoli are made by the West. So some people are getting rich with this war! First you sell to Kaddafi and then you sell to the one who will attack Kaddafi.
Milions of people die of hunger in the World while in the west we live a wealthy life. The West does not spend more money to make disappear hunger but the West will be throwing a lot of money to this war in Lybia (when there are wars the West never uses the word war and it never talks about money. It only talks about money when they cut jobs and wages to its citizens …)
So, when I hear that the West is doing something to save lives I always take that with a pinch of salt. I am sure Sarkozy is attacking Lybia not to profect civilians but because of his vanity.
By the way, the right title of this post should be HELLO LIBYA!