Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Anti-war groups protest against anti-Gaddafi air strikes

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
 
The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 10:07 PM
Original message
Anti-war groups protest against anti-Gaddafi air strikes
Small group of protesters demonstrate outside Downing Street calling for end to military intervention in Libya

Shouting "Hands off Libya" and waving placards stating "The lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan have not been learnt", a small but passionate group of anti-war protesters made their stand outside Downing Street.

The disgust and anger felt by those opposing the air strikes was spelled out by MP Jeremy Corbyn and former MP George Galloway, the chair of CND, Kate Hudson, and the convenor of the Stop the War Coalition, Lindsey German.

"The stench of hypocrisy around this war is unbelievable," said Corbyn.

"This war is about oil, control and a message to the rest of the world and region that we can do it if we want to. I fear we will soon be involved in a ground war, the partition of Libya and the theft of that country's oil and resources.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/20/anti-war-pr...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 10:14 PM
Response to Original message
1. So no anti-war protests overGaddafi's use of his military to...
mruder his own civilians?

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 10:17 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. Nope. That's Ok with them, I guess.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 12:28 AM
Response to Reply #1
4. They are protesting their own government's actions. What's so hard to understand?
The right-wingers also said "where were these anti-Iraq war protesters when Saddam was killing Kurds? They were OK with that then." Same disjointed and McCarthyite logic.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 01:00 AM
Response to Reply #4
6. The Libyans are prtesting their governments drive to murder them...
The protstors in England didn't seem to give a fuck about them. Dead civilians in Libya can take care of themsleves I suppose. Now that is right wing thinking, utter devoid of any sense of ethics.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 01:10 AM
Response to Reply #6
7. So the Iraq war opponents didn't care about the Iraqi people?
I don't think so. I support self-determination for Libya, free from US interference.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 01:46 AM
Response to Reply #7
8. the reasons for going into IRaq were WMD , and the story changed a bunch of times
and it was all based on lies.

the same is not true with Libya . you can oppose what we are doing in Libya but it's not the same as how we went into iraq.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 10:35 PM
Response to Original message
3. Any of them Libyan?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 12:30 AM
Response to Reply #3
5. Some are sure.
Why wouldn't there be.


London, February 2011.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Dec 13th 2017, 02:36 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC