Sunday, March 20, 2011

Déjà vu

As events in Libya unravel there are eerie similarities with Iraq in 2003 and the West shows itself as the hypocrite "par excellence," Most frightening, however, is that as bombs rain down on Libyan civilians there is no end game and .... ooops has everyone forgotten Bahrain? There troops from the United States' "democratic" friend King Abdullah ibn Abd al-Aziz are helping its other "democratic" friend, King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain surround hospitals and round up peaceful demonstrators. The hypocrisy is mind boggling and surely, surely this time they cannot get away with pulling the wool over our eyes? Of course, just turn on the BBC and read the mainstream press and you might be convinced otherwise; they are getting away with it. No end game, perhaps, but isn't isn't there a real déjà vu, haven't we been there before ..... but then, "no". It has never been any different.

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