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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Obama’s speech—more useless blather

So President Barack Obama, in a speech last night, told us he has got a coalition together protect civilians, to stop an advancing army, prevent a massacre and establish a “no-fly” zone. He claims this is not about “regime change” and yet everything he has done has been to stop Muammar Gaddafi’s, (معمر القذافي‎) army and force him out of power by the use of a rebel army.
Everything this man talked about, cutting off his arm supplies, and hastening his fall, is about removing Gaddafi. Why is that NOT regime change? Either they are trying to remove this man or they are not. Which is it? And what do they expect will happen when these rebels take control?
He has made it clear that he believes “history is not on Gaddafi’s side.”

It is clear that he is going after a man who the US has wanted to remove as bad as removing Fidel Castro from Cuba. He has been a traditional enemy. It is true that Gaddafi has recently killed a lot of innocent people and he is a dictator. But he is not alone and while the US, under Obama, continues to focus on Libya, they continue to ignore other dictators in the Middle-east who also slaughter innocent people and have uprisings to deal with. So far none of these have gotten much attention from the US Government or the press. They include;
-សតិវ អតុ


Reuters) - Unrest spread in southern Syria on Monday with hundreds of people demonstrating against the government in three towns near the main city of Deraa, but authorities did not use force to quell the latest protests.
Security forces killed four civilians in demonstrations that erupted last week in Deraa, in the most serious challenge to President Bashar al-Assad's rule since the 45-year-old succeeded his father 11 years ago.
An 11-year-old child died overnight from inhaling tear gas fired by security forces, activists said.
"This is peaceful, peaceful. God, Syria, freedom," chanted the protesters in Jassem, an agricultural town 30 km (20 miles) west of Deraa.
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MANAMA, BAHRAIN — A protest movement that was inspired by the new calculus of the democratic revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt now appears to be following a decidedly old equation: the Sunni-Shiite divide that has riven the Middle East with violence for centuries.
And with Saudi Arabian tanks now in Bahrain to help keep order and many of the nation’s majority Shiites dismayed that their demands for greater influence in the country will not be met anytime soon, the future of this prosperous island looks suddenly contentious and bleak.
“I could see a Sunni extremist blowing himself up during an Ashura celebration” — a major Shiite holiday — “or a Shia going to a Sunni mosque,” said Jasim Husain, a member of the main Shiite opposition political society, al-Wefaq, and a former member of parliament.
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 (Reuters) - Yemeni protesters demanding the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Tuesday they would insist he leave power soon, blaming him for violence that has raised U.S. fears of chaos that could benefit militants.
Explosions at an arms factory on Monday killed more than 100 people in a southern town where Islamists seemed to have driven out government forces, a reminder of instability that Saleh's Western allies fear in the poorest Arab state.
Al Arabiya TV said the death toll could rise to around 150.
The main coalition of opposition groups said Saleh was to blame for the presence of militant groups including al Qaeda in Abyan province, where the blast took place.
"We condemn this ugly crime and accuse the president and his people of involvement with al Qaeda and armed groups to whom handed over government institutions in Abyan. The chaos was planned in advance," it said in a statement.
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