Friday, 26 October 2012

US Blocks Russian Proposal to UN on Peaceful Bani Walid Solution

The US has blocked a proposed statement to UN Security Council, drafted by Russia, calling for the conflict in Libya's besieged city of Bani Walid to be resolved peacefully. This, as loyalist militias are mounting their offensive in the last stronghold of Muammar Gaddafi supporters. RT's New York correspondent Marina Portnaya reports.

The US actions are easy to explain when you factor in geopolitics. People's lives mean little. The broader goal is to wipe out any threat of the old regime and install a new system that is favourable to Western interests. Because the overthrow of Gaddaffi was not really a country wide uprising the militias now have to suppress whose that would defy them.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 26th, 2012.]

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