by Stephen Lendman
Has Libya 2.0 begun? Will weeks or months of terror-bombing continue to solidify control over a nation Washington wants as an unchallenged client state?
Law Professor Francis Boyle emailed the following: “Congress goes on vacation in August. So predictably (Obama) uses its absence as an occasion to start a new war in violation of the United Nations Charter, the War Powers Clause of the Constitution and the US War Powers Resolution of 1973.”
Bombing Libya or any other country without Security Council authorization is naked aggression plain and simple. There’s no getting around it.
Pretexts don’t wash. Libya has no legitimate ruling authority, US-installed puppet governance at odds with other elements in the country wanting its sovereign independence back, what US-led NATO stole in 2011 - illegal aggression then, same thing now.
Obama personally authorized naked aggression, adding another supreme high crime against peace to his rap sheet.
How many thousands more Libyans will die before America’s latest adventurism ends? How much more suffering can Libyans take?
In 2011, US-led NATO destroyed Africa’s most developed country, massacring tens of thousands of noncombatants.
I had live broadcasts on the Progressive Radio News Hour with guests in Libya while bombing and carnage was ongoing. They were lucky to get out alive before US-supported extremists took over parts of the country.
Is history repeating on this beleaguered nation? Is August 1 the beginning of another horrific nightmare - making an already deplorable situation far worse?
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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