In Libya, a bloodbath looms

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September 1, 2011
In These Times
by Robert Parry  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"NATO’s war in Libya, which began with high-minded declarations about 'protecting civilians,' now appears likely to end with a bloodbath that will claim the lives of many civilians, albeit pro-Gaddafi civilians, not the earlier threatened anti-Gaddafi civilians. Ali Tarhouni, a senior official of the NATO-backed Libyan rebels, summed up this Orwellian reality with a phrase reminiscent of the famous Vietnam War quote that 'we had to destroy the village in order to save it.' Tarhouni was quoted by the Associated Press as saying 'Sometimes to avoid bloodshed you must shed blood -- and the faster we do this the less blood will be shed.'" (08/31/11)  

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