The ugly consequences of a beautiful gesture 4

Now we can see what happens when sentimental leftist ideology dictates American action in world politics.

Three women – no, let’s call them girls – in the Obama administration: Samantha Power, Director of Multilateral Affairs; Susan Rice, Ambassador to the UN; and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, have wangled the use of America’s military power to support an insurrectionist Arab mob in Libya, on the grounds that “civilians” needed to be protected.

Never mind that they have not the least idea of how such a thing can be done. They want to make a beautiful moral gesture.

And, as they are ideologically pacifist and don’t really want to be sullied by the nasty business of war, they persuaded 27 of the 28 nations in NATO – all except Turkey* – to take as much of the blame for the martial intervention as possible.

And again, as they fear to offend Arab potentates, they cajoled a couple of small Arab states – Qatar and the United Arab Emirates – to send a few aircraft to fly about in the theatre of conflict to make it seem that they too approve of the beautiful gesture.

From RedState:

Apparently mobs of US supported rebels are happily slaughtering Africans living in cities under their control.

About the time the Obama administration was making nervous noises about military intervention, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees was reporting:

“Yesterday a UNHCR team at the Egypt border interviewed a group of Sudanese who arrived from eastern Libya who said that armed Libyans were going door to door, forcing sub-Saharan Africans to leave. In one instance a 12-year-old Sudanese girl was said to have been raped … many people had their documents confiscated or destroyed.

“We heard similar accounts from a group of Chadians who fled Benghazi, Al Bayda and Brega in the past few days”

These atrocities were not being carried out by an evil dictator, rather they were the work product of the people with whom the world’s greatest democracy has aligned itself. …

Rebel forces are detaining anyone suspected of serving or assisting the Kadafi regime, locking them up in the same prisons once used to detain and torture Kadafi’s opponents.

For a month, gangs of young gunmen have [been] rousting Libyan blacks and immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa from their homes and holding them for interrogation as suspected mercenaries or government spies.

These pogroms directed against Africans living in Libya have started a deluge of refugees [fleeing]  into Niger, a country uniquely unready to accept them. …

Now we do know something about the people we are helping. They are brutal. They practice systematic rape and oppression as a means of expelling blacks from Libya – one of the many charming things about the Arab world.

They are supported by al Qaeda.

In fact, they are demonstrably worse than the man we’re struggling to depose.

Don’t put your daughter on the stage of world politics, Mrs America!

* An error here. Germany refused to participate in the war.

  • George

    Liberals are so warped in their thinking that they will even take sides with our open enemies in order to take down America.

    • Jenny

      This is very sloppy thinking. All liberals do not think alike, and I have yet to hear any liberal say anything that made me think they wanted to “take down America.” You are ascribing motives that don’t exist, and you can’t summarize half the country in one phrase. That’s like saying conservatives want to “take down America” which is what a lot of liberals believe. Let’s face it, both sides want what is best for the country, and they just don’t agree on how to do that, due to different assumptions. Both sides are bound by political necessity, and therefore choose actions that are bad for the country. But rhetoric like this makes it even harder for one side to understand the other.

  • Ralph

    Samantha Power has also suggested we invest in the state of Palestine.

  • George

    As a black atheist conservative , I hate to admit it but my people are so brainwashed and gullible. Many blacks today in America are converting from Christianity to Islam which IMHO is like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. As a result , we wonder why we NEVER advance when we continue to embrace theological superstition so staunchly instead of rational thinking , scientific inquiry, plain common sense , self reliance and hard work. Religion has so duped my people that we have become a dysfunctional ethnic group worldwide.
    I do not say this to sound like a self-hater or to be a “put-down” of my ethnic group but to illustrate how religious indoctrination and tyranny has practically destroyed my ethnic group. Look at the slavery of my people that is going on now in sub-Saharan Africa. Where is the public outcry from the self-righteous, self-appointed, phony, poverty pimp, race baiting , race hustling, demagogue, whining , entitlement mentality, Bible-thumping, hypocritical and racist so-called black leaders ?
    All it takes to to destroy the civilization, culture, self-pride and motivation of any society is to brainwash them with an ideology that teaches them that they are NOTHING and to be submissive. To control the people you have to control their minds and that is what RELIGION does and it has worked tremendously. I am a capitalist ( I hate socialism/communism ) but I have to admit one thing—————– Religion is indeed the opium of the masses.
    The “girly men” and the “manly women” have taken control of America. We have no true masculine leadership anymore and America ( and the world ) is in peril. We neeed to let our voices be heard loud and clear to stop this decline of our great society. We need to speak out to our politicians (also use talk radio ) , write letters to the editor ( in newspapers, magazines and internet comment pages ) , contact your law makers and politicians and let your voices be heard. A small select few anti-American misfits in high political office are running ( or RUINING ) our country and putting our lives and future in jeopardy. It’s time to come out of the closet and man-up guys. It’s time to take our great country back from the destroyers of civilization, peace , freedom , justice, and equality.
    This world situation is serious and is getting worse every day. Semper Fi !!