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Statement of Scottish Palistinian Org. Supporting Libyan Revolution, Against Imperial Aims

The Libyan dictatorship is attacking the centres of the democratic uprising in Libya, using the vast stockpiles of weapons previously supplied by European companies. A people fighting for democracy and freedom against a thug such as Gaddafi has the right to accept help from any source they choose.
In Yemen, the pro-Western dictatorship of Ali Abdullah Saleh has carried out another massacre, this time of over fifty democracy demonstrators, in the capital, Sanaa. The US Government condemned 'the violence' and called for 'dialogue'.

In Bahrain, forces of the Saudi dictatorship invaded to help the Bahraini royal family crush the democracy movement. The US refuses to call for the Saudi troops to be withdrawn. The Saudi regime, one of the most brutal, repressive regimes in the world enjoys total US and EU support.

Israeli violence and land theft against the Palestinian Arab people continues with US Government support for Israel. The people of Palestine, both in Gaza and the West Bank, continue under a brutal US-backed Israeli blockade/occupation, imposed after Palestinians voted in democratic elections.

Determined mass resistance continues in both Yemen and Bahrain, despite the bloody violence of the regimes. Despite a fight-back by those who benefitted from the old regimes, the democratic revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia are moving forward, cleansing the society of the corrupt old ruling parties and secret police networks. Public opposition is growing across the Arab world. Palestinians continue to resist Israeli crimes committed against them daily.

The US, UK and France backed the Egyptian and Tunisian dictators until the last minute before their fall to democratic revolutions; they now present themselves to their own people as friends of 'democracy' in Libya.

These same powers authorised and supplied Israel during its massacres in Gaza, in Lebanon in 2006, and prevented UN Security Council resolutions criticising Israel's massacres. They even supported Israel's massacre of Turkish aid workers on the high seas.

They now claim that 'humanitarian' concerns are behind moves to intervene militarily in Libya against Gaddafi's military thugs. We are asked to forget the mass killings of Iraqis and devastation of that bleeding country, where they invaded to secure control of oil, under the guise of protecting the Iraqi people from another brute, Saddam Hussein.

The Libyan dictatorship is attacking the centres of the democratic uprising in Libya, using the vast stockpiles of weapons previously supplied by European companies. A people fighting for democracy and freedom against a thug such as Gaddafi has the right to accept help from any source they choose. The fact remains, as the record from Sykes-Picot to Obama will show, that the UK and France, together with the US, have always been determined opponents of democracy in the Middle East and North Africa, and long-term supporters of cruel dictatorships.

Their sympathy for the Libyan people is entirely false; they are driven mainly by a lust for Libyan oil. The record of these governments in opposing the aspirations of the Palestinian people for freedom, democracy and independence fits entirely with their long-term record of opposition to the massive struggles of Arab people to shake off Western domination of the region and its resources.

Mick Napier, Chair & Jan Benvie, Vice Chair
Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign
19 March 2011

But We Have All The Freedom, Democracy, Independence? 26.Mar.2011 22:44

blues

I thought we had millions of prisoners, indefinite "detention" without habeas corpus (as per the Magna Carta), Diebold touch screens, and totalitarian corporate hegemony. They want that? They want the CIA's "rebel" al Queda warlords running their country?

Maybe they want Exxon to take their oil?

Um... maybe not?

Qaddafi provides the highest standard of living in Africa. Even health care. Do we get health care? No?

The "Uprising" In Libya Is NOT Democratic 26.Mar.2011 22:57

blues

It is a Western operation to grab 10% of the worlds oil from 6.5 million Libyans.

If we don't get Qaddafi out, we will have to actually buy it. Exxon doesn't want to pay what Qaddafi demands for his people. Simple.

Saddam Hussein was a C.I.A. Paid Opperative for 27 Years. 26.Mar.2011 23:15

Hans B.

The fact of the matter is that the C.I.A. paid Saddam Hussien to kill the elected president of Iraq, who when elected nationalized the oil. Saddam Hussein tried three times, and on the last time killed the President populare of Iraq in 1963. He was then set up in the palace of ever by the C.I.A. of the U.S. Imperialists as the president of Iraq. From there he delivered to the U.S.A. as a puppet whatever the U.S. ordered which was oil mostly, for 27 years. Including the U.S. order to invade Iran, in which aggressive war he obeyed, and subsequently one million Arabs were killed 500,000 on each side. Still he did not succeed in annexing the Iran majority oil which was next to Iraq. Such a failed puppet dictator the American Empire soon eliminated at the cost to 2,500,000 lives in which they subsequently ordered and carried out, which sits the country of Iraq to this day. American figures on this war from whatever source cannot be relied on as they only suit the requirements of their ability to live in an Imperialist suppressive society. End pollution wars, not endless wars for more and more pollution. Viva socialist liberation.

. 27.Mar.2011 01:47

.

Jesus Fucking Christ.......... How God Damned Naive people are.

There is no democratic uprising in Libya. From the telegraph: "The rebel's interim government is made up of professionals academics, businessmen and lawyers often educated in the UK or US who make all the right noises about democracy, human rights and the rule of law." So here we have a leadership comprised of members of the privileged sectors of Libyan society but that's not all. Just yesterday, it was reported that the new financial minister of the Libyan opposition is a senior lecturer in the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.

Meanwhile there are many racial killings of black Africans by the rebels. And the civilians living in rebel held cities are afraid of them (the rebels).

Crusty Cynics should watch Al Jazeera English 27.Mar.2011 08:35

Red & Black Against Blues

Many of the posts about "C.I.A. behind Libya revolution" are by venerable thinker who identifies himself Morris Herman. You can check out 108morris108 videos on Youtube. Besides being pro-Gaddafi, he is anti gender equity and anti "multiculturalism".

Best Pipe Dreams of a Fascist 27.Mar.2011 10:10

All Social Strata Negated in Performative Statement

"There is no democratic uprising in Libya."

. 27.Mar.2011 12:05

.

The rebel leaders are an exclusive group of US/UK educated elites who want control of the oil in the region for western corporations. It is not some peoples uprising. Understanding this does not mean one supports Gaddafi.

No doubt some civilians have rallied to the cause out of their own interests in self determination. But they have no control over the 'rebellion' which is being directed by the US for its own purposes

so 27.Mar.2011 15:13

there

All you wankers will argue about far away places cause you are all too scared to do something about your own fascist government. Your own government inflicts a thousand times more misery on the world than Gaddafi ever could.

"Red & Black Against Blues" Is Just Libel 27.Mar.2011 19:19

blues

I never heard about any "Morris Herman," or "108morris108."

I have always just assumed that women and men are equal. I totally support gay and lesbian marriage. And equality with transvestites and trannies.

I think there should be multiculturalism, albeit with reasonable accommodations. I think it will work just fine with mutual respect and a bit of compromise.

I am an equalitarian everyone should enjoy approximately equal wealth and power.

I am, however, totally against the illegal oil war against the people of Libya. I'm anti-war.

I Own Domain Rights To My Own Indymedia Sites 27.Mar.2011 19:56

blues

They will be on line soon!

"Red & Black Against Blues" Is Just Libel

I never heard about any "Morris Herman," or "108morris108."

I have always just assumed that women and men are equal. I totally support gay and lesbian

marriage. And equality with transvestites and trannies.

I think there should be multiculturalism, albeit with reasonable accommodations. I think it will

work just fine with mutual respect and a bit of compromise.

I am an equalitarian everyone should enjoy approximately equal wealth and power.

I am, however, totally against the illegal oil war against the people of Libya. I'm anti-war.

Stop libeling me!

Get a good lawyer!

no 28.Mar.2011 09:13

rex

"The Libyan dictatorship is attacking the centres of the democratic uprising in Libya, using the vast stockpiles of weapons previously supplied by European companies. "

Most of the heavy weaponry being used by the Libyan government is old Soviet equipment.

Facts are a real pain when they don't support your argument that the evil western empire supplied Libya. Because they didn't.

ha 28.Mar.2011 12:53

rum

The UK and France have both supplied significant arms to Libya