Before I say anything that I intend to say in this post, let me be clear, I am no fan of Moammar Qaddafi. Let me say right up front that he was a murderous thug who deserved to die a long time ago, for his crimes against humanity and his acts of terror against innocent people. He was lower than whale dung in my book and I do not feel sorry for him.
But let’s examine something here.
The Left is singing the praises of an operation that has ultimately resulted in the execution of Libya’s former dictator. There was no trial.
Contrast their glee with Saddam’s execution. One of the commenters on the Daily Kos’s announcement of the hanging went like this:
A perception of Justice……was sorely needed in the whole spectacle of Saddam’s trial and punishment.
If you saw anything like that, please tell me, ’cause I didn’t.
This rubbish about him being in the hands of Iraqi authorities, and following the Iraqi Constitution is just sowing dragon’s teeth.
Everybody else in the entire world sees the Iraqi Government as puppets of the U.S. Government except our so-called news media, and remember what the kind, gentle Chinese Government said about “our” moral authority.
Now, a comment on the announcement of Qaddafi’s death:
good day for Libyan citizens … a dictator we don’t like … we tossed them some help. Yemen or Bahrain are probably a bit envious.
Many who are singing these praises are convinced that the new government in Libya is going to embrace freedom and democracy. But if we look closely at some of the aftermath that has already taken shape, we may want to withhold the praises for awhile.
The African Union is claiming that Libyan rebels are indiscriminately killing black workers, accusing them of being mercenaries in Qaddafi’s forces.
Libyan rebels may be indiscriminately killing black people because they have confused innocent migrant workers with mercenaries, the chairman of the African Union said, citing the fears as one reason the continental body has not recognized opposition forces as Libya’s interim government.
“NTC seems to confuse black people with mercenaries,” AU chairman Jean Ping said Monday, referring to the rebels’ National Transitional Council. “All blacks are mercenaries. If you do that, it means (that the) one-third of the population of Libya, which is black, is also mercenaries. They are killing people, normal workers, mistreating them.”
These rebels appear to be doing what many other revolutionaries have done throughout history, eliminate opposition (either real or perceived) by killing them without benefit of a fair trial. The French did it in their revolution, the Bolsheviks and the Cubans too. But in this case, it is based solely on race.
This is not the mark of a free and democratic society, rather the mark of blood-thirsty savages bent on revenge and consolidating control. These are people who will likely impose another form of tyranny, like was imposed in Iran.
In the end, the Libyan people will not be any better off than with Qaddafi. But the Leftist forces who are dancing in celebration can rest easier, because Europe will now be assured that their oil supply will not be hindered. And the peacemaker in chief can celebrate another victory, to distract from the fact that he has put American troops in Uganda for no good reason.