>A Brief History Of Regime Propping

>I posted this onmy Twittera few minutes ago not thinking I’d put it here, but I think it’s something that as many people as possible need to see just in case any of you still think your government has your or anybody’s best interests other than its own in mind when making decisions.

Why the West has been cozying up to Moammar Gadhafiis a good overview of the western world’s history with Libya and its leadership written by Brian Stewart of the CBC. There’s a good chance you may already know some or all of this, but it’s quite something to see it all spelled out so clearly in one place.

Here’s where I’d sometimes think about quoting a small section of the article to give you a taste of what you would find if you were to click the link, but there’s so much going on here that I’m not sure what to choose. Do I go with the part where Canada calls Libya “a beautiful, peaceful country — full of potential”? Do I choose the part where England makes up with them in spite of the Lockerbie bombing, providing weapons to the IRA in the 1970’s and more? Or how about the stuff about U.S. companies providing equipment to Libyan special forces…that have been trained by Britain?

Forget block quoting anything. Just go read the story in full. If it doesn’t upset you even a little, I don’t know what to tell you.

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