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John Seal

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  • Qaddafi reportedly South of Tripoli as Algeria offers Family Members Safe Passage
  • Lockerbie Bomber in Coma in Tripoli, as retreating Qaddafi Troops use Human Shields
    • Juan, could you please comment on Pepe Escobar's most recent column, which discusses the critical role played by al-Qaeda asset Abdelhakim Belhaj in the overthrow of the Libyan government and the assassination of Abdel Fattah Younis. Thanks.

  • Qaddafi Using Cluster bombs on Civilian Areas
    • Read Gar Alperovitz's The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb. It is fairly obvious that the inexperienced Truman got rolled by Secretary of State James Byrnes, who was eager to show the Soviet Union that the U.S. was not to be messed with. Dropping the A-bombs was a disgusting example of 'realpolitik' at work.

      As for Qaddafi's cluster bombs, they pale in comparison to the depleted uranium armaments being unleashed by the 'allies' on the people of Libya.

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  • AU proposes Ceasefire, NATO protects Misrata, Ajdabiya
    • Juan,

      You refer to 'critics of the UN intervention in Libya keep asking why there was no such humanitarian mission in Darfur in the Sudan'. Leaving aside my own opinion (the west should stay out of both Libyan and Sudanese affairs), who are these critics? I admit to not paying much attention to the so-called 'liberal blogosphere', but this is an argument I hadn't previously heard.


  • An Open Letter to the Left on Libya
    • Athena,

      You really are being naive and imperialist for supporting intervention in Libya.

      You're welcome.

    • Juan,

      I have admired you for years and been a daily reader of the blog. However, I must part company with you regarding the intervention in Libya.

      I am an 'absolute pacifist', in that I would never countenance violence, not even in self-defense.

      That personal opinion aside, however, it is unequivocally true that America's intervention is unconstitutional, and that this is an impeachable offense.

      It is also screamingly obvious that, once again, our foreign policy is being driven by oil. Intervention only became 'imperative' once Gaddafi announced that he would no longer do business with the US or European countries other than Germany.

      The governments of Yemen and Bahrain also cracked down on their citizens--but those governments are 'the good guys', so we cannot intervene on behalf of those 'rebels'.

      I understand that a number of the Libyan opposition leaders are deeply unpleasant former Gaddafi colleagues. Meet the new strongmen, same as...

      Thanks for all you do, and I'll continue to read you on a daily basis, even though I strongly disagree with you on this issue.

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