We Love To Whittle While The UN Ponders

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2011)

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We wrote about Libya‘s citizens having a tough time as they attempt to remove themselves from under the iron claw of a dictator’s control over them for a little over forty years.  We didn’t say much when Libya along with other proven human rights violators were elected to the United Nations Council on Human Rights.  And we haven’t said much more as Qaddafi has continued down the path of killing and torture.  Now as the killing has continued since revolutionaries have bucked the madman and reports tell us he has had over 1000 of his citizens murdered by his military, we finally peek out such as a wild turkey might peek over a log in the woods.

We have now asked that Libya be stripped of her seat on the council and a few other members have joined with us asking for the same.  Bets are that it isn’t going to happen, at least not in any hurried fashion, and perhaps never.  There are likely reasons why we have not acted more forcefully in the past and perhaps the inaction can be excused, but to be a part of the spit and whittle club that most of the United Nations’ members seem a part, seems a little much when we have touted freedom and democracy to the extent we have.  I am not suggesting that we have to invade, but maybe a little action such as that taken by President Reagan might go toward a end to Qaddafi and his craziness.

Since we don’t seem inclined to act in an fast way,  perhaps others who have an interest in freedom and democracy will step forward.  In the meantime, here’s a rather lengthy interview from PBS which might entertain while it provides speculation on what groups are, and what groups are not, on the Libyan dictator’s side:

 

Ahmadinejad & Gaddafi — Chickens Staying Home To “Roast?”

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2011)

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Mahmoud and Muammar,  two fine allies who do our work for us.  At least in a way.  Each has recently called for more demonstrations or massing on borders of another country.  Unfortunately, they were not referring to their county, but they are on the receiving end of some serious demonstrations or threats of acts against their governments.  Gaddafi has played with mischief before and many times it brought him misery after it purchased fame for him among some who support him.  Ahmadinejad has been another “fly” in the world’s ointment, and remains so today. While everyone waits for them to join together to drop the physical “N” bomb (nuclear) and not just talk about it in a virtual way;  both men are dangerous boys with economies and constituents lagging in serious ways.

Ahmadinejad faced challenges in the very recent past, when many of Iran’s citizens were unhappy with his alleged win for a second term as President of Iran.  Gaddafi has had a 42 year reign in Libya, which was surpassed by Castro, but no longer since “the Fidel” resigned and” the  Raul” assumed power.  The Wall Street Journal has reported that both of Iran and Libya face demonstrations and as stated above Iran’s has begun today.  The quote below is excerpted from WSJ (click here) :

And in Iran, opposition leaders planned a demonstration on Monday in solidarity with the Egyptian and Tunisian revolts. The streets of Tehran rocked to the chants of residents shouting “Death to the dictator” and “God is great” Sunday night, according to witnesses and videos posted on Youtube.

Activists are calling for protests in Libya on Thursday, testing whether Col. Moammar Gadhafi‘s 42-year regime will be forced to make political concessions.

Perhaps the world will see more despots and dictators fall as the next week or so travels on to witness more folks making a charge to freedom such as they aren’t accustomed to feeling or witnessing.  Here’s a short video recently posted to the web, and you can click on the video, and then the start triangle after the video plays to continue playing more related videos:

A flap of the cap to Wall Street Journal/Digital Network for this story (also cited above) and the reporters on the story, Margaret Coker, Matt Bradley and Tamer El-Ghobashy.

 

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