The U.S. and U.N. Put Pressure on Libya. Why Not Bahrain?

Gaddafi is facing international pressure now that the UN has authorized a No Fly Zone and all military action against Libya. While the U.S. and other European countries are focusing on attacking Libya, let’s us be clear what the main mission in Libya is. I am against Gaddafi attacking and killing his own people but he is not the only one that is doing it. It is happening in Bahrain, Yemen, Ivory Coast, Algeria, etc. Why is the U.S. and the U.N. putting too much attention on Libya? Why have they not condemned the massacres that is going on in Yemen, Ivory Coast and other countries?  Why hasn’t the U.S. or U.N. putting pressure in Bahrain? The people in Bahrain are going through some a lot as well as their Libyan brothers. When Mubarak supporters were firing shots and tear gas at the Egyptian protesters, the U.S. stayed quiet. Even after the tear gas was made in the U.S. It is quite clear that the U.S. continues to be a hypocrite when it comes to domestic and international issues.

The interest of the international community to attack Libya has to do with Libya’s oil and Gaddafi’s anti-western rhetoric. It is interesting that the U.N. continues to be a puppet institution to U.S. policies. I haven’t heard the U.N. adopt a resolution for peaceful troops to go to Japan and helping out the earthquake and tsunami victims. 

Any type of foreign occupation disguised under foreign intervention will make Libya a haven for Jihadist and make Libyans rebel against occupation forces. The U.S. cannot continue to occupy countries in the name of “democracy” and taking over countries natural resources as “compensation” for “bringing freedom.” That blue print didn’t work in Iraq and it won’t work in Libya.

If the U.S. is concerned about Libya, they should also put pressure on Bahrain, Yemen, Ivory Coast and other countries where they are shooting at peaceful demonstrators. By only focusing on Libya and ignoring the other countries, it clearly demonstrates the political ambitions that the U.S. and its allies have in Libya.

3 Responses to “The U.S. and U.N. Put Pressure on Libya. Why Not Bahrain?”

  1. Kelli Says:

    The US isn’t the only force behind this decision, the UN made a decision to enforce a no fly zone that was absolutely necessary. Are you suggesting the US controls the UN? This article is perfect example of "damned if you do and damned if you don’t". If the US doesn’t go to extremes they are wrong for standing back and watching innocent people be murdered, but also when the US stands up with the UN and says "YES, we agree, this is wrong, we have to do something" (along with many other countries but the US is the only one who get condemned) either way the US is going to be accused of ulterior motives. The US has spent WAY more money in the war in Iraq and Afghanistan than they have pulled out from their "compensation" for "bringing freedom". The US and other countries have offered help to Japan and they have, thus far, refused it, but have left many on stand by.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you for your comment. I am in favor of a no fly zone in Libya. I just don’t want to see missiles fired from the U.S. coalition to kill civilians. My point is that countries like Yemen, Bahrain and Ivory Coast have peaceful demonstrators being killed and there hasn’t been much focus given to those atrocities. The U.S. backs the Yemen regime and they have been silenced on the killings of peaceful demonstrators.I’m just stating that I am not surprised that the U.S. and its allies are targetting Libya not just to topple the Gaddafi regime but to control its oil. Like I mention above, why is the U.S. and the U.N. putting pressure on Libya? Why are they not condemning the massacres in Yemen, Bahrain, Algeria, Ivory Coast?You are right that the U.S. has spent too much money on Iraq and Afghanistan. But, that is because of the resistance from the Iraqui and Afghanis. The hawks that took us to to war didn’t expect this to be an 8 year war. They thought it was going to be a short war as Bush stated on May 1st, 2003: Mission Accomplished. The Iraq war first began under the code name of Operation Iraqi Liberation and if you take the first letters of each word, you get OIL. We all know that is why the U.S. went to Iraq. What we don’t need is for Libya to be another Iraq.

  3. Kelli Says:

    Individual peoples of the US have gained a lot from the war in Iraq but to say that oil is the only reason the US went to war in Iraq is offensive. Those individuals’ gain does not even compare to the loss the US, its people, and its economy have taken and suffered in defense for those who deserve freedom. Not to mention the great loss on 9/11. Give the people of the US some credit here, just because of a few spoiled apples in the government doesn’t make them all spoiled. The intentions by most are good.The reports of civilians being killed by US-led attacks on Libya have not been verified and have mostly been reported by Gaddafi government, of which has also reported that the US fighter jet that went down in Libya was a phantom jet that they had shot down, all lies, it was an F-15E that went down because of mechanical failure. The US hasn’t used phantom jets in combat for over 20 years. You seem to be worried about civilian deaths but what about the estimated 14,000 to 15,000 that Gaddafi has killed since the uprising started? If you support the No-Fly zone then you have to be prepared to support the part of the No-Fly zone that states by all means necessary.I would also like some answers, not guesses or assumptions, as to why there hasn’t been more action being taken in other places such as Bahrain and Ivory Coast (although I’m not sure but I believe the French have sent troops into Ivory Coast), but …..the scale of violence has been much more severe in Libya. The UN has been putting a lot of pressure on Bahrain and other countries "government" to stop the killings, they just haven’t used force….yet.I believe at this point, the way things have played out, that Gaddafi has to be taken out. He already hated the US and has proven himself to be a murderous terrorist. He will be more determined than ever to get revenge on the US and it’s allies. He has had nuclear weapons in the past (thankfully he doesn’t now!) and I fully believe he is a threat, not only to the US, but to the world and, of course, his own people. No one KNOWS if there is ulterior motives here by the US, lets hope not, but even if there is, the right thing is to help the people of Libya who have been crying out for help for weeks now.

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