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Why Qaddaffi?

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Submitted by Zeena (United States), Oct 21, 2011 at 02:35

Throughout this war in Libya, I have been wondering: Why are the US, France and England sending airplanes to attack Qaddaffi and protect the "rebels" while Assad in Syria is butchering his countrymen yet the demonstrators have not received help from the West.? Why didn't these countries help the revolutionaries in Iran during their last election, when Ahmadinejad ( spell. ?) and his Islamic goons slaughtered the citizens of Iran who tried to demonstrate for more democracy? The Little Hitler of Iran does not hide the fact that he wants to exterminate Israel-the little Satan, and the USA, the great Satan. Obama even said he would not get involved, and we should let the Iranian people take care of their own problems, and we saw what happened to the people. Nobody messes with Ahrmadinejad and the goons, and he even comes to NY to talk in the United Nations.

If there is abuse of human rights, how about Saudi Arabia where there is total abuse of women's rights and repression and violence against its own people ?I read that the US even has armed forces in Saudi Arabia to protect the Saudis. Here in this country they are above the law and have political immunity when they commit crimes. These nations are engaged in exporting terrorism, the same thing Qaddaffi used to do, yet he was persecuted , apprehended and executed WITHOUT TRIAL while the other tyrants continue doing the same or worse

I heard a theory that maybe Qaddaffi and Mubarrack had to go because they did not bother Israel, and these others do. It's a way to help the islamic groups that are anti Israel. Saddam Hussein was apprehended , went to trial and then executed. If Bush did what Obama and the French and the British did to Qaddaffi, we would never stop hearing all the criticism from the left about how he had handled the situation.Now it's Obama 's turn and no criticism. I think Qaddaffi was a despicable man, but I think he should be arrested and tried not executed the way he did by a pack of wild hyenas.There is a double standard and I wonder why? I thought there was some law that countries could not invade other country and execute its leader without trial. Does that mean that if somebody does not like what the presidents of a country does, it's ok to invade the country and execute its leader?The same principle can be applied to this country, France or England. It's ok when they do it , but it's not ok when somebody else does. I am a bit confused. What is your opinion, Mr. Pipes?


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Title Commenter Date Thread
1"That foul legacy" [447 words]IanusMar 24, 2012 14:37194735
1Why Qaddaffi? [445 words]ZeenaOct 21, 2011 02:35190231
Separating our hearts from our minds [108 words]Robert WOct 23, 2011 02:58190231
1Qaddhafi was a lesser evil for Israel [116 words]IanusMar 5, 2012 14:33190231
3LIBYA BEFORE THE MURDEROUS US/NATO INVASION [280 words]BARBFSep 13, 2011 08:52189302
1Assessing Qadaffi [251 words]sufi imdad ali soomroSep 5, 2011 06:56189118
crimes against humanity [207 words]moSep 11, 2011 08:28189118
What does "ugly" have to do with it? [44 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Paul RothbergSep 2, 2011 17:12189034
2What comes next query [179 words]Peter HerzSep 1, 2011 21:18189020
Oil prices [351 words]Boris ScheinAug 31, 2011 12:23188988
7The problem with Qaddafi is not that he is a bastard but that he is not "our" bastard. [764 words]IanusAug 30, 2011 17:13188973
THE COMPLACENCY OF THE WORLD AND THE LIBYAN POPULATION [156 words]JACQUES HADIDAAug 30, 2011 12:37188962
2Libyan rebellion was instigated by meddlesome Western powers [173 words]BamagujeSep 8, 2011 14:20188962
3Good article, one glaring error. [78 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Ian McVayAug 30, 2011 08:03188957
1another glaring error [48 words]AdvocatusAug 31, 2011 10:35188957
1Another error [15 words]Peter HerzSep 3, 2011 13:48188957
Another error [13 words]AdvocatusSep 8, 2011 01:45188957
Did I count wrong? [14 words]Peter HerzSep 9, 2011 22:23188957
Ananda [56 words]AdvocatusSep 12, 2011 01:31188957

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