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:
- Protesters Vow to ‘Liberate’ Tripoli (foxnews.com)
- Qaddafi Losing Grip as Revolt Spreads (foxnews.com)
- Gaddafi control being whittled away (mirror.co.uk)
- US, Europe Removing Libya from Human Rights Body (israelnationalnews.com)
- Libya’s Future (andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com)
- Desperate Qaddafi Bombs Libyan Protesters (wired.com)
- Opposing Qaddafi: Libyan students fear backlash (cbsnews.com)
- Believe it or not, UN Human Rights Council might not condemn Qaddafi tomorrow (hotair.com)