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The U.S. Intervention in Libya Was Such a Smashing Success That a Sequel Is Coming

Just as there was no al Qaeda or ISIS to attack in Iraq until the U.S. bombed its government, there was no ISIS in Libya until NATO bombed it. Now the U.S. is about to seize on the effects of its own bombing campaign in Libya to justify an entirely new bombing campaign in that same country. The New York Times editorial page, which supported the original bombing of Libya, yesterday labeled plans for the new bombing campaign “deeply troubling,” explaining: “A new military intervention in Libya would represent a significant progression of a war that could easily spread to other countries on the continent.” In particular, “this significant escalation is being planned without a meaningful debate in Congress about the merits and risks of a military campaign that is expected to include airstrikes and raids by elite American troops” (the original Libya bombing not only took place without Congressional approval, but was ordered by Obama after Congress rejected such authorization).

This was supposed to be the supreme model of Humanitarian Intervention. It achieved vanishingly few humanitarian benefits, while causing massive humanitarian suffering, because — as usual — the people who executed the “humanitarian” war (and most who cheer-led for it) were interested only when the glories of bombing and killing were flourishing but cared little for actual humanitarianism (as evidenced by their almost complete indifference to the aftermath of their bombing). As it turns out, one of the few benefits of the NATO bombing of Libya will redound to the permanent winners in the private-public axis that constitutes the machine of Endless Militarism: It provided a pretext for another new war.

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The ugly, and incontrovertible truth here is that, at the end of the day, our Warmonger in Chief, Nobel Peace-Prize winning President Obama, is no less beholden to the US military industrial complex, and the banks, which make out like bandits during war, than are his Republican colleagues.

But this cycle of endless war has had, and will have, moral, physical and economic, consequences for this country.

There is the Christian adage, "That which ye sow, ye shall also reap."

And right now, the government of this country is about to reap a whirlwind, which will spread though the land like an unstoppable plague.

As a Christian pacifist, I would never, ever advocate violence; but there will come a time when the rest of the world grows tired of the violence and death perpetrated by the US government, directly and indirectly, upon thousands of people yearly, and says, "Enough".

I don't know when or how this will come about; but hubris, personal or national, always comes with a shudderingly fast fall from grace, and my friends, we are very close to this moment.