Sunday, March 06, 2011

world should oppose britain's fishing for oil in troubled libyan waters

it seems that despicable remnant of genocidal british empire wants to keep and expand its libyan oil holdings taking advantage of unrest there. so called united kingdom (which is almost broke) has put its armed forces (renowned for their undisciplined brutish treatment of natives in iraq and afghanistan) on alert. here are some headlines from papers in uk. france seems to be doing the same.

britain and qaddfi in recent past
remember britain in 2009 released the libyan terrorist who bombed an airliner over lockerbie killing hundreds, british ministers (including prime ministers and royals) were regular visitors of crazy dictator qaddafi, english education institutions gave degrees to qaddafi's son, etc., etc..
all this for what?
primarily to get oil deals for british oil companies like bp (formerly british petroleum). this blog, among many other commentators, pointed out the 'blood for money' nature of what was going on when the terrorist was released and several wikilaeks documents have tended to confirm it further. don't forget all those british engineers who had to be rescued from libya.

(btw for the record, lots of political leaders from around the world visited quddafi in recent years to get something, but british were very successful in getting concrete results, in contrast to most of others, including sri lankan president)

fishing in troubled waters
now that their chum qaddafi is battling for survival, british leaders have decided, it is a great time to dig their snouts further by employing the time tested imperial technique of exploiting quarrels among natives.

hard pressed anti-qaddafi rebels have an unknown, inexperienced, and disorganized leadership. legitimacy of their claim to represent libyans is doubtful and needs recognition from libyans and foreigners. by mere fact of dealing with them, western countries can and will give part of that recognition to those among rebel leaders who are willing to obey west. in other words, rebels are hardly in a position to safeguard libyan interests in such dealings. at this stage, they will be concerned more with establishing their position against qaddafi and within movement. result - rebels almost certainly will agree to oil agreements that will mostly benefit british. no wonder western eagerness to get involved.

that is why, rest of the world should send a clear message to british and west -

hands off!

let libyans fight it out without foreign help if that is what libyans want.

if world (including west) want to help libyans, they should confine themselves to sending aid (food, medical supplies, etc.,) nothing more.

don't allow united nations to be manipulated in to legitimatizing this oil grab.

if a western "coalition of the willing" go ahead without even u.n. sanction , they should be condemned and exposed as the neo imperialists they are. anyone in non-west who support such an attempt and refuse to condemn it should be branded as a slave of west.

one of the methods by which these western nations will try to legitimize their attempt to devour libayan assets is to exaggerate the alleged violence and resultant chaos in libya. to this end they will use all tools available including western media and western funded ngos. rest of the world should not be fooled. they should check the sources of news reports and follow the money before believing anything.

even if such chaos is true, that does not justify military intervention from west. iraq and afghanistan are suffering from much larger humanitarian disasters as a result of western occupation. given that fact, western military intervention is definitely not the solution to a humanitarian crisis in libya.

if britain and west commence a military intervention in libya, westerners in libya should be and will be legitimate targets, and all honest ppl should support libyans who want westerners out of libya.

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Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

If you read Western media they are alreayd barking about "humanitarian crises" and the only solution is the "international community" providing intervention to "help" the Libyan people.

Like we haven't heard that before

The American said...

World should also oppose Gaddafi murdering his own people

The American said...

World should also oppose tyrannical Gaddafi murdering his own people
So what is best ?
Opposing the guys who oppose the original villain of the piece ???

Anonymous said...

Those who blindly follow western philosophies(like libertarianism) that has no common ground with our culture/religion/history are slaves of the west too. They may be honest and clueless but knowing or not slave is a slave.

sittingnut said...

anon @4/17/2011 7:56 pm -
'blindly follow'!
on what ground do you think i follow any thing blindly? lol

i am a libertarian bc i think ppl should be free to act as they wish as long as they do not prevent others from acting as they wish.

if you want to argue against my libertarianism you have to argue why such thinking is harmful and/or useless to me or others.

value of an idea does not depend on where it originated . and nobody ( let alone an anon) is big enough to define and fossilize a vibrant and living culture such as sri lanka.

a slave is a person who does what others want him to do regardless of facts, reason, or his and others interest to the contrary.

your comment and irrational words certainly point you being/will be one

Anonymous said...

//value of an idea does not depend on where it originated

Applicability of an idea always depend on where it originated. Dominant culture in West has and always will be judeo-Christian culture and Sri Lanka will always be a Sinhala/Buddhist cultured country. Every religion/culture is welcomed in Sri Lanka but the defining culture is and always will be the Sinhala/Buddhist culture.

Judeo-christian culture is centered around individualism and materialistic success while Buddhist culture is centered on society and inner peace. That is why an individualistic value system like libertarianism is never applicable for our society. We must protect and develop our own value systems not run after value systems nurtured in societies completely different from us.

sittingnut said...

"Applicability of an idea always depend on where it originated."
why? you don't reason this. you just assert it.
existence of something ,a connection,a limitation, guilt, etc, must be demonstrated through evidence and reason . otherwise it does not exist

so since assertion that an idea is limited by its orgin is unsupported it is wrong. value of an idea does not depend on where it originated


"Dominant culture in West has and always will be judeo-Christian culture"
really? lol
to take one simple exception, what about greco-roman culture among others?

west at present is a dynamic mixture of lots of influences as all living cultures are.

none of them are fossilized as petty anon wants


'ideas' are not equal to culture. ideas can be shared and be universal regardless of orgin.

btw who gave a petty anon like you, who cannot even put together a coherent argument, the power to define broad and living sri lankan culture?

"Judeo-christian culture is centered around individualism and materialistic success while Buddhist culture is centered on society and inner peace. "
those are way too broad definitions that only half-educated use.
while some strands of so called "judeo-christian culture" may emphasize individualism and materialism that is not true of all of them, as anybody who has experienced, read, seen, heard, etc., their cultural productions will know.
similarly products of sri lankan culture don't all trend towards "society and inner peace", whatever those rather vague words mean.
you are free to value your value system.
but you should not be free to impose it on me in the same way west should not be free impose their values on me, sri lanka, libya or rest of world.

in all my life in sri lanka i have not seen any sri lankan here imposing what they term sri lankan values on anybody else.

a very few , like you, may try to argue for such things, but usually, again like you, fails miserably when confronted with facts and reason.

on the other hand west and western slaves have tried to impose their values on sri lankans (and res t of the world ) both historically and at present.

too bad you are limited in brain to see this difference.