The hypocrisy of belaboring the hypocrisy of the Libyan Revolution (which now isn’t really a revolution because of Western intervention) for requesting international military support is stunning; “How dare you seek the aid of a force that oppresses your brothers and sisters in the Arab world! For attempting to save the lives of hundreds of thousands, we will now suppress your voice. Because that’s what these revolutions should be about - making sure Arabs can overpower other Arabs because they want to instill their own world order, and it is unquestionably better than whatever it was the Libyans had mind — let’s not even bring Libyan citizens to the discussion table.
OH SHIT WAIT…hah wait…that’s kind of what we have right now, right? With, you know, the Arab dictators who think they know what’s best for our countries and play up Western fears/occidentalism as much as Western nations play up Islamic fears in order to secure their own obnoxious visions? Okay, wait. But if the ends justifies the means, then we’re okay. At the end of the day, it’s better to know the future government won’t be a lackey of Western powers than if we saved entire cities from certain death.
Except, well, oh wait. We’re not really in the post-colonial era anymore. I mean, the leaders we’ve had, sure they’ve gotten arm deals & such from Western powers, but you can’t really call them puppet regimes…I mean, look at Gaddafi: he came to power defying Western influences. But he still kind of screwed over the Libyan people & eventually - as they all do - became pretty close with a bunch of Western nations despite his anti-imperialist-greenbook little front. Whereas on the other hand..the mujahadeen in Afghanistan were aided by the United States…and well that didn’t turn out as expected, now did it? Hmmm. So perhaps I am incorrect but VIVA PALESTINE WE DO NOT ACCEPT NATO INTERVENTION BECAUSE THE UNITED STATES SUPPORTS ISRAEL AND REALLY, THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS.”*
*”Not that I ever really do anything positive to aid the Palestinian effort, it’s the principal that matters.”