Sami Jamil Jadallah, 18 March 2011
Muammar Gaddafi went on radio threatening no mercy for the pro-democracy residence of Ben Ghazi. In the last few days, Muammar and his son Seif El-Islam feel energized again after making some gains on the grounds during the last 10 days.
It seems the secret visit of Seif El-Islam to Israel via Jordan in the first week of uprising is paying off and paying off very well. It is reported in the media that the first plane to take off from Libya after the uprising was to Jordan and from there Seif El-Islam either went across the Jordan River or met with Israeli officials seeking help in quashing the rebels and seeking Israel’s support in thwarting US efforts to topple his father criminal regime. Gaddafi, thanks to Israel seems to be winning the battle.
Obama’s policy suddenly changed from pro-active one leading world support to topple Gaddafi and his regime to wait and see allowing Gaddafi forces to make gains on the ground, specially when the US seems to back down from calls for immediate enforcement of “no fly zone” over Libya.
The delay, which seems coming as a result of Israeli intervention allowed Gaddafi to gain the upper hand using his air force and tank force to attack cities and towns and people with impunity. Any action the US takes now will for sure comes too late for the millions of Libyan people who were looking for the “world community” to come to their assistance, not in terms of sending troops into Libya but through neutralizing Muammar air and tank force. At least giving the people an even chance to win the war of liberation.
According to news reports, Gaddafi with the help of Israeli embassies in Sub-Sahel have been heavily engaged in recruiting veteran African mercenaries and their Israel handlers to fight on the side of Gaddafi forces terrorizing the people. This is in addition to neutralizing US efforts to support to Libyan people.
One has to ask when the US needs UN Security Council for any thing it needs? It has engaged in many military campaigns and invasions without the authorization of UNSC. Using UNSC is only a tactical maneuver on the part of the US to allow Gaddafi to gain the upper hand, and then come out and says, “well we tried but other members of UNSC did not go along”. Once again, Israel using its influence was able to abort the people fight for liberation and freedom.
This should remind us of US decision to abandon the people of South Iraq when they rose against Saddam Hussain after the First Gulf War. George Bush the father and his commander on the ground General Schwarzkopf did not intervene and enforce a no fly zone over South Iraq. This allowed Saddam to use helicopters to wipe out entire towns and kills tens of thousands of Iraqis in the first credible uprising against Saddam Hussain. Then the excuse was that helicopters were not included in the no fly zone. For sure Bush and his commanders should have anticipated Saddam use of helicopter to take revenge on the people of the south.
What we see today is no different from the past. Once again, the US abandoned the people midway through an uprising. Egypt and Tunisia were a different story since the army stood on the side and Bin Ali and Hosni Mubarak failed to influence military commanders to take on the people.
Saddam Hussain and Hafez Assad where the only two Arab leaders, so far, who waged wars on their own people and made good used their armies against the people. Of course the Algerian leadership also made good use of the army to quash a popular uprising after France and the US supported the Algerian military leaders decision to abort an election that would have been won by Islamists parties. Al-Bashir did engage the army to fight separatists in Darfur and Ali Saleh made a limited use of his army to quash an ongoing civil uprising.
Gaddafi was committing murder against his people for many years, with secret prisons where tens of thousands died. Of course the same man was solely responsible for the mass murder committed when his agents bombed the Pan Am flight over Lockerbie and the French UTA over Niger. Both the US and France accepted financial compensation from Gaddafi in exchange for letting him lose to continue to commit his crimes against his own people.
Israel was only too pleased when he gave up his weapons of mass destructions and his nuclear ambition and to hand over every thing to the US. Many world leaders suddenly discovered Gaddafi giving him legitimacy while he continued to kill his own people and fleece the country poor. His children would spend tens of millions of the people’s money on wild parties all over the world. Let us hope it is not too late to bring down Gaddafi and his family and bring him and his family to trial to face charges on crimes committed in 42 years reign of a hallucinating criminal mega dictator.
Sami Jamil Jadallah is an international legal and business consultant and is the founder and director of Palestine Agency and Palestine Documentation Center www.palestineagency.com and founder and owner of several business in technology and services. Sami also runs an online website (Jefferson Corner)
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