Monday, September 19, 2011

Islam and the West
19 Sep 2011, NewAgeIslam.Com
Looming in Libya, a Murderous Peace

By Praveen Swami

Islamists are likely to be the principal beneficiaries of NATO's intervention. Early in March, U.S. President Barack Obama claimed that if NATO waited “one more day, Benghazi could suffer a massacre that would have reverberated across the region and stained the conscience of the world.” Dennis Ross, a White House adviser on the Middle East, warned of the “real or imminent possibility that up to a 1, 00,000 people could be massacred.” This we do know: between 30,000 and 50,000 are reported to have died in a war meant to stop a massacre. Even worse, the end of the war in Libya is more than likely to be followed by a no less murderous peace. -- Praveen Swami

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