No country deserves a leader as mentally unbalanced and vicious as Gaddafi. But that’s what Libya has, hopefully not for much longer. If there was ever a time for western nations to intervene militarily (or so simply threaten to do so), this is it. Yet they continue to make unctuous clucking noises about how they are deeply concerned as a deranged head of state uses fighter jets against his own people, yet do nothing.
But, we can’t have this democracy stuff spreading, can we? It’s bad for (attempted) US hegemony and besides it’s all about the oil isn’t it, and our decades long policy of backing thugs to ensure a steady flow of oil.
But that game may be about over.