Monday, March 21, 2011

March 19th, "A Date Which Will Live in Infamy"

March 19th, "A Date Which Will Live in Infamy"*

The world's true freedom-loving people strongly condemn US/UK/French imperialism's criminal aggression against Libya, which was launched today (March 19, 2011) on the eighth anniversary of the illegal invasion of Iraq. The timing is no coincidence. The bombings represent an imperialist message to the planet that "Nothing has changed!" since 2003.

The Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya is one of only a few Arab governments not controlled by US imperialism (along with Syria and Algeria, who also oppose this war). Therefore, this attempt to seize control of Libya and its oil is simply a continuation of Wall Street's project for global domination. Their strategy involves controlling the world's fossil fuels (critical for modern industrialized economies) by establishing an empire of overseas military bases, harbored by repressive client regimes. Anti-war leaders must organize against this latest war.

The "Arab League" regimes that voted a week ago for the "no fly zone" are hated by their own people and have seen massive protests against them in the past two months. Meanwhile, those same regimes (Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Iraq, and Yemen) continue to slaughter peaceful protesters. As this message is being typed, Western planes and missiles murder innocent Libyan civilians. However, USA's "human rights experts" are not concerned by those deaths, only Libya's oil.

During the "UN Security Council" vote two days ago for a "no fly zone resolution" (UNSCR 1973), Russia, China, India, Brazil, and Germany abstained. On the one hand, this shows that most of the world's population (who live in these five countries) opposes NATO military aggression against Libya. On the other hand, it also reveals the submissiveness and subservience to the US by Russia's current Medvedev government for failing to veto it.

The UN, headquartered near Wall Street in New York City, has proved itself once again to be controlled by US imperialist puppets. The world's progressive forces must recognize that the UN, at present, is fundamentally no different than the IMF, the World Bank, or NATO – which are imperialist instruments. Internationally, protests should be held against not only the NATO-aggressor governments, but also the UN's pro-imperialist leader, Ban Ki-moon. He obviously does not represent humanity.

In addition, any self-proclaimed "left-wing" organizations that do not fully denounce this Western aggression will simply be proving themselves to be imperialist quislings. US progressive voters must remember this infamous day when they head to the polls in November, 2012: "Nobel Peace Prize" winner Barack Obama kills Libyan civilians while allowing Wisconsin's fascist governor to practically ban unions! Finally, it goes without saying that anti-imperialists uphold Libya's sovereign right to defend itself against foreign aggression.

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