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Obama Starts Sounding Tough on Libya

Obama just spoke at the White House on Libya. The words are good. We’ll see if they mean anything.

I’ve also asked my administration to prepare the full range of options that we have to respond to this crisis. This includes those actions we may take and those we will coordinate with our allies and partners, or those that we’ll carry out through multilateral institutions . . .

Like all governments, the Libyan government has a responsibility to refrain from violence, to allow humanitarian assistance to reach those in need, and to respect the rights of its people.  It must be held accountable for its failure to meet those responsibilities, and face the cost of continued violations of human rights.

No specifics of action here. Plenty of demands and threats. We need to do everything we can, short of putting our own troops in or promising we will ride to the the rebels’ rescue, to at least help the Libyan revolutionaries, who will be slaughtered en masse if they lose. Because as a civilized people, we cannot allow genocide which, due to Libya’s tribal nature, is what a victory for Qaddafi will become.

Perhaps Obama will take strong steps. At least he has begun to publicly address the issue.

But please, this is not the time for jokes.

I’ve also asked Secretary Clinton to travel to Geneva on Monday, where a number of foreign ministers will convene for a session of the Human Rights Council.  There she’ll hold consultations with her counterparts on events throughout the region and continue to ensure that we join with the international community to speak with one voice to the government and the people of Libya.

Of the four vice president of the UN “Human Rights” Council, one is from Cuba and another from Angola.

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11 Responses to Obama Starts Sounding Tough on Libya

  1. Che Guevara used to shoot pregnant women in the stomach at the notorious La Cabaña Fortress prison in Havana. While they writhed around on the ground screaming, he then administered the coup de grace to the forehead with a .45 … of course in between shots of tequila, cold beer, prostitutes and much merriment. He executed *thousands* of teachers, doctors, lawyers, Army officers and Batista Government workers in this manner. According to Prof. R. J. Rummel (Univ. of Hawaii), an expert on 20th Century Genocide (what he calls “democide”), Fidel and Che are responsible for the deaths of possibly 141,000 Cubans:

    Posters of Che and Fidel were found in a half dozen Obama Election office buildings in 2008.

    Angola, like Rhodesia (now modern day Zimbabwe) were holocaust zones of Soviet-Russian-Cuban influence. Between ZANLA, ZAMFA and ANC Communists (organized, trained and sent by Nelson Mandela and Joe Slovo’s ANC Commando units in South Africa, Ciskei and the upper Transvaal) they slaughtered probably 200,000-250,000 Angolans.

  2. Reporter: Mr. President, why does the United States continue to sit in session with the UN Human Rights Commission, when many of its members (rotated yearly) are human rights abusers?

    Mr. Obama: I am not a human rights expert so I am unable to speak on this issue.

  3. at the risk of sounding offensive or crass (both of which accusations i will gladly accept), my best advice is to stock up on body bags.

    this is just the beginning.

    • Liberal angst: The slightly satisfied feeling a rich, educated, elite, liberal has when he sips $9 coffee, munchs on fresh prosciutto and discusses the latest Grammy winners while quickly turning the page of the New York Times ( so as not to read about the extermination of tribal minorities ).

  4. I think the speech was too insignificant. Even Sarkoszy held a much better speech. But Obama probably thinks that the US shouldn´t be the beacon of freedom anymore.

  5. What I heard:

    blah blah blah blah blah our values blah blah blah unacceptable blah blah Secretary Clinton blah blah talks blah blah

    Qaddafi’s safe. Libya has no decent golf courses.

        • Star good point. I hope your wrong.

          Our nation has been alive only since the first cracked shot was fired at the redcoats at Lexington and Concord. We’ve stood the test of time since 1775. If things don’t change, we’ll be done by 2030. Clinton, Bush, Obama are the beginning. They have helped set the stage for the destruction of this nation. The next 3-4 prigs will finish us off.