Wednesday, March 23, 2011

No exit

I don't think Libya is worth the life of a single UK serviceman, I don't think it's worth the cost and I can't see the benefits, even if we seized the oil fields, what then?


The Government does not know how long the Armed Forces will be engaged in Libya, a defence minister admitted as debate intensified over the likely outcome, cost and leadership of the mission. 

Nick Harvey, the Armed Forces minister, was asked how long Britain would be involved in the military operation in north Africa. He replied: “How long is a piece of string? We don’t know how long this is going to go on for.”
His admission, three days into the intervention, came as ministers faced mounting pressure to set out the limits of Britain’s involvement and explain their eventual exit strategy.
MPs were becoming increasingly concerned that Britain would be “sucked in” to a prolonged conflict.
Adding to the sense of uncertainty, France and Britain remained at odds over a plan for Nato to take over command of military operations when the US winds down its involvement, a transition expected in days.
Wonderful, we still seem to have a bunch of politicians in charge who believe that 1984 is an instruction manual.
"We've always been at war with Eastasia"
- George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter3

Being the relevant quote and that seems to be what they are proposing, war without end with various foreign regimes, simply to keep the proles from asking what's actually going on, at least until the dumbing down process in the education of our youth along with the mind numbing "variety/talent/celeb" shows which keeps them occupied all without questioning the motives of the powers that be.
"Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they they have rebelled they cannot become conscious."
- George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 7

The Romans called it "Bread and Circuses" as it kept the proles out of the affairs of their so called betters as well as making them susceptible to the odd demagogue who would use them to riot on his behalf.
But no matter the name the process remains the same, though I believe this time they may have bitten off a bit more than they can chew as the public sentiments are no longer behind such a war despite the best efforts of the MSM and government cheerleaders. We've seen too many flag draped coffins and heard too many Islamoloons spreading their vile hate to know that these are not people you can reason with, Melanie Phillips is being investigated (allegedly) by the police for calling Islamists savages and it's hard to blame her, the very rebels we have chosen to support have been sending their people until recently to fight us in Afghanistan. Even now the Arab League who called for a no fly zone are complaining that they didn't mean it the way it ended up, probably trying to get the best of both worlds I should imagine, claim they were trying to help then criticise the helpers.
So, here we go again, another war, another media onslaught and another round of dead soldiers courtesy of "Islam R us"


Don't you just love Big Brother?

5 annotations:

WitteringsfromWitney said...

Nice post QM, as usual. With you on this one,Libya is no more than Cameron and co showing us how macho they are and to divert our attention from more pressing home problems.

Smoking Hot said...

Macho would be at the frontline alongside the troops!

Senior said...

The benefits are that Gaddafi will be replaced by a democracy. Libyans will be as free to criticise their government as you are to criticise yours. They will be free to be as selfish as those who say their suffering is not our problem. They will be free to be more humane and caring than those who say their suffering is not our problem.

Gaddafi will be stopped. He will not be able to manipulate, threaten or attack other countries any more.

When we see people being massacred, we shouldn't ask how much it will cost to save them; we should think about how we can save them.

Longrider said...

That might be the aim. The outcome remains to be seen. Doubtless the Islamists are awaiting the main chance.

Quiet_Man said...

I have my doubts that what will replace Gaddafi will be an actual democracy in the way that the Iraqi parliament isn't exactly a democracy either, merely a talking shop based on tribal/religious lines.