U.S. SAYS NEW BOMBING CAMPAIGN AGAINST ISIS IN LIBYA HAS NO “END POINT AT THIS PARTICULAR MOMENT” | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


U.S. SAYS NEW BOMBING CAMPAIGN AGAINST ISIS IN LIBYA HAS NO “END POINT AT THIS PARTICULAR MOMENT”

THE U.S. LAUNCHED a major new military campaign against ISIS on Monday when U.S. planes bombed targets in Libya, responding to requests from the U.N.-backed Libyan government. Strikes took place in the coastal town of Sirte, which ISIS took in June of last year.

The strikes represent a significant escalation in the U.S. war against ISIS, spreading the conflict thousands of miles from the war zones in Syria and Iraq.

All of these attacks took place without Congressional authorization or even debate.

“We want to strike at ISIL anywhere it raises its head,” said Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook. “Libya is one of those places.” He said the airstrikes “would continue as long as [the Libyan government] is requesting them,” and that they do not have “an end point at this particular moment in time.”

The U.S. has long planned to spread its military campaign to Libya. In January, General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters that the U.S. was preparing to take “decisive military action against ISIL” in Libya.

Intercept co-founding editor Glenn Greenwald responded with a post headlined “The U.S. Intervention in Libya Was Such a Smashing Success That a Sequel Is Coming”.

The New York Times editorial board called the plan “deeply troubling,” and said it represented a “significant progression of a war that could easily spread to other countries on the continent.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Many years ago, the brilliant comic and sage George Carlin made the observation that the US goes around "killing brown people" Here's a quote from one of his monologues:

"This country is only 200 years old, and already we've had ten major wars. We average a major war every twenty years, So we're good at it.

And it's just as well we are, because we're not very good at anything else. Can't build a decent car anymore. Can't make a TV set, a cell phone, or a VCR. Got no steel industry left. No textiles. Can't educate our young people. Can't get health care to our old people. But we can bomb the sh*t outta your country, all right. We can bomb the sh*t outta your country. Especially if your country is full of brown people. Oh, we like that, don't we? That's our hobby now. But it's also our new job in the world: bombing brown people. Iraq, Panama, Grenada, Libya. You got some brown people in your country? Tell 'em to watch the f*ck out, or we'll goddamn bomb them!"

Unfortunately, it is never about the people in countries like Libya against which the US military practices serial genocide (and calls it "liberation"); it is to wrest control over the natural resources of that country, to which the US and the corporations which own this government have utterly no moral right to control, and insure those resources are only sold in American dollars.

The White House and Pentagon will do what they want to do with impunity in Libya, (in this case, bomb it back to the stone age), because, in an election year, Congressional members don't want to do anything seen as "controversial", which may impact their chances of re-election.

IF members of Congress refuse to even discuss this, as - theoretically -according to the Constitution (anyone remember that, the foundation of our government and system of laws?!?), only Congress can declare war, none of the members of Congress deserve our vote in November.

We need to pink slip the entire lot of these "alleged" representatives in November, as they have collectively proven themselves utterly worthless to take care of We the People, and determine the legitimacy of what wars will be fought by this nation, and why.

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