Bin Laden out, Gaddafi next


Pepe Escobar
Asia Times
May 13, 2011

The roving eye Let’s start by invoking a Western cultural icon, Dante; “Abandon all hope ye who enter here” – because international law as we know it has just been delivered a stake through its heart. The “new” sociopolitical Darwinism entails humanitarian neo-colonialism, targeted assassinations – extrajudicial executions – and drone wars, all carried out in the name of a revamped white man’s burden.

In the whirlwind of lies and hypocrisy engulfing the Osama bin Laden hit job, the key justice-related fact is how an unarmed man, codename “Geronimo”, was captured live then summarily executed in front of one of his daughters – after a lightning-quick invasion of a theoretically “sovereign” country.

As for the quagmire war waged by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) against Libya, the fact is that Western public opinion was fed a military attack against a sovereign country that has committed no violation of the United Nations charter. Talk about a wolf – neo-colonialism – in sheep’s clothing – “humanitarian war”.

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