Libyan rape claims: more imperialist strategems? Moaning Stalinist comment

June 9, 2011 at 10:48 am (apologists and collaborators, Champagne Charlie, grovelling, Libya, spoofs, stalinism, thuggery, wankers)

Moaning Stalinist, Britain’s socialist daily, comments:

Let us be crystal clear: the use of rape in war is completely unacceptable. If the allegation raised by the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor to the effect that the Gadaffi regime has been encouraging this practice proves true, then this newspaper will have no hesitation in condemning this outrage, as we have always done.

But that has to be a big “if”: given the deceitfulness of the Nato powers and the willingness of the ICC to do imperialism’s bidding against any small power that dares stand up for itself, these allegations must be taken with a very considerable pinch of salt. Remember the farrago of Western lies, deceit and duplicity that Wikileaks has exposed.

And with his decision to authorise the deployment of Apache attack helicopters, Prime Minister David Cameron has now openly committed this country to a war of aggression against Libya.

There can no longer be any resort to the flimsy excuse of preventing civilian casualties.

It was always a shameless cover for naked aggression and now even that insubstantial cover is blown.

Withgout possibility of argument, Britain is now involved in open war with Libya and Mr Cameron takes his place alongside Iraq warmonger Tony Blair as a candidate for an eventual war crimes hearing.

The actions of the British and French governments in committing attack helicopters can find absolutely no justification in resolution 1973. Yet the mainstream media has had little to say about this development, no doubt because the vast majority of them are little more than cheerleaders for the warmongers, insatiable in their desire for domination.

And there’s even less news about direct assassination raids aimed at Muammar Gadaffi’s various compounds.

There’s nothing of the preservation of civilian lives in that, given that the compounds are mainly in urban areas. Such attacks are a direct contravention of the UN resolution as an open attempt at regime change.

The Libyan rebels, who rose up demanding democratic reform and an end to state repression, have been unwittingly transformed into the infantry shock troops in an imperialist strategem.

French, Italian and British military intelligence agents have been holding meetings with former Gadaffi supporters, now born-again democrats, to lay down the terms for continuing military backing to their insurrection. these terms include the honouring of the accords entered into by Gadaffi with imperialist governments and transnational corporations advantageous and profitable to the Western side.

While the rebels were capering across the desert from town to town, occupying them in quick succession and bringing happy grins to the faces of the US, there was no question of direct intervention apart from the so-called “no-fly zone.” The moment, however, that the government’s forces retake an oil-significant town or city, it all changes.

Thus Gadaffi’s opponents have been encouraged by France and Britain to spurn mediation offers by Venezuela and the African Union and to continue the armed struggle: something  that we, as supporters of the Bolshevik revolution naturally oppose.

This was and remains the wrong advice, based on the selfish priorities of the Nato powers, rather than an objective assessment of the situation in Libya. From the outset of the Nato attack, the Moaning Stalinist warned: “There is no benefit for the Libyan people in a long drawn-out military conflict.” The claim that Gadaffi’s troops have been given medication such as Viagra to encourage rape, if true, only goes to further prove the wisdom of our words.

If these horrifying claims are true, then by deliberately prolonging the conflict and upping the ante against Mr Gadaffi, the Nato forces are at least as responsible for the rapes as the pro-Gadaffi security forces.

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14 Comments

  1. Mr Oscar back with the shelving said,

    all AWL’s fualt

  2. baldric said,

    What is that mans name who is charged with raping a hotel worker,him that is the leader of that money orginisation.Does his organisation supply viagra.

  3. baldric said,

    Murmar,is laying low,as are his fair weather freinds .Those western Leninist/Trotsky types,those going for not so much a holiday,but for the knowing of what revolution is about,open the back door.Good holiday though,tan has faded has the learning.

  4. SteveH said,

    Rape and invasions go hand in hand. Just look at your favourite little wars, Iraq and Afghanistan. It was a rape free for all there by the ‘liberating’ troops. But the absurdity of some of the claims against Libya would be amusing if they were not so dangerous. Welcome to the end of enlightenment values.

  5. baldric said,

    What is more disturbing than the bullshit rape claims in Libya.Is the arrest and torture of doctors and nurses, who are administering aid to those protestors injured in Bahrain. Under trial now forced to sign papers blindfolded after torture,and standing in a dock with no defence, or speaking rights.

  6. sackcloth and ashes said,

    ‘It was a rape free for all there by the ‘liberating’ troops’.

    Care to offer any evidence to substantiate that claim? Perhaps you could provide us with the stats that show that for Baghdad and Basra in 2003 – or Helmand in 2006 – the arrival of American and British troops led to an epidemic of mass rape similar to that (say) experienced by Berliners in 1945.

    Or perhaps you should just admit that you’ve extrapolated from one or two cases to smear thousands of servicemen and women.

  7. charliethechulo said,

    Steve H: ” Just look at your favourite little wars, Iraq and Afghanistan”: care to justify that comment, Mr H?

    Or are you simply either:
    1/ A liar…or
    2/ An illiterate fucking eedjit?

  8. charliethechulo said,

    ‘Baldrick’ says: “What is more disturbing than the bullshit rape claims in Libya.Is the arrest and torture of doctors and nurses, who are administering aid to those protestors injured in Bahrain.”

    ” bullshit rape claims “…

    The power of satire…

  9. sackcloth and ashes said,

    I presume Baldrick was one of those who sneered at the Omarska victims as well.

  10. Rosie said,

    If these horrifying claims are true, then by deliberately prolonging the conflict and upping the ante against Mr Gadaffi, the Nato forces are at least as responsible for the rapes as the pro-Gadaffi security forces.

    I really am amazed people can write sentences like that and not find their fingers withering. “

  11. charliethechulo said,

    “I really am amazed people can write sentences like that and not find their fingers withering. “

    Rosie: just to be clear, *I* wrote it as a spoof on the ‘Morning Star”s coverage of Libya.

    Mind you, the entire point of the spoof is that I wouldn’t be surprised to read such a view in the ‘ Morning Star’.

    Readers may also be interested to note that approximately 80 to 90 per cent of the spoof is taken verbatim from various articles and editorials that have been published in the ‘Morning Star’ since March. But *not* the stuff about rape.

  12. Rosie said,

    Well, that makes me look an idiot. However, like you I wouldn’t be surprised at seeing something like that expressed, though in a more roundabout way.

  13. Jim Denham said,

    “Well, that makes me look an idiot”: no it doesn’t, Rosie!

    I take it as a compliment to my satirical skills – and also as a commentary on the state of today’s “left.”

  14. Rosie said,

    The hegemony of leftist discourse has left me no choice but to appear like an idiot. I can live with that explanation.

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