Extracts from an article by award-winning journalist Paul McGeough in the Sydney Morning Herald titled First days of a new war:
Put to one side the seeming inability of the West to agree on a course of action, and to act upon it in the face of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's threats to monster his own people. Focus instead on the curious circumstances in which the West has gone to war against Gaddafi, because he is rude enough to suppress an uprising by his own people, while elsewhere in the region the West's stoutest ally, Saudi Arabia, has sent troops into Bahrain to suppress an identical quest by Bahrainis for the same rights as sought by the Libyans. And all that the West, from Barack Obama down, does about the incursion into Bahrain is to mumble in its muesli.
It's the same in Yemen, where the President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has unleashed the full power of his security forces on protesters, but he, too, gets only the mumble treatment. He provides a platform for the US-led war on Islamic extremism; the Saudis have a lot of oil; and Bahrain is the home port for the US Fifth Fleet.
The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, wondered aloud about what it all said about Western hypocrisy. ''In Libya they are very eager to impose a no-fly zone. In Bahrain and other areas where there are pro-Western regimes, they turn a blind eye to the very same conditions or even worse conditions.''
More than their typically western double-standard hypocrisy, it tells us about their apathetic (couldn’t care less) attitude towards oppressed people under the ugly dictatorial thumb of their clients and their Israeli master.
As one of my visitors said, "if Libya doesn't have oil, the US and European governments would keep their distance like they did with Rwanda", and indeed Gaza and Lebanon as well.
More Western hypocrisy:
(1) Europe's Dilemma - Holocaust Denial vs Caricatures
(2) European 'Freedom of Expression' took nosedive!
(3) David Irving - Still divisive to the end
(4) Danish double standard hypocrisy & anti Islamic provocation
(5) What happened to British 'Freedom of Expression'?
(6) Jewish Goose, but no Arab Gander
(7) Western Double Standards Again
(8) Cartoons - Some Provocative to publish; Some Hypocritical not to!
(9) World Lesson for China & Korea
(10) US hypocrisy in freedom of expression
(11)President Carter on Israeli Supremacist Racism
(12)Clash of Civilisations, or Clash of Civilities?