Neo-Cons Applaud Obama’s War, Call For Occupation Of Libya

By: Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, March 21, 2011

Kristol and McCain brazenly admit “humanitarian mission” in Libya is about neo-colonial regime change

While applauding Barack Obama’s involvement of U.S. forces in air strikes, influential neo-con Bill Kristol told Fox News that America should go further than merely bombarding Libya and send in ground troops as “peacekeepers,” embroiling the bankrupt United States in yet another foreign occupation while enabling Muslim extremists fighting Gaddafi to rise to power.

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Enthusiastically backing Nobel Peace Prize winner Obama’s decision to follow UN orders and launch air strikes against a sovereign nation with zero congressional approval, Bill Kristol, co-founder of the Project for the New American Century, the infamous group of neo-cons that called for the U.S. government to exploit a “new Pearl Harbor” before 9/11 as a means of aggressively expanding the U.S. empire and occupying the middle east, appeared on Fox News yesterday to make it clear that the number one aim of the mission in Libya was neo-colonial regime change.

Although the United Nations resolution that preceded the air strikes was focused around a “no fly zone” (unless of course you’re dropping bombs from America, British or French fighter jets), and it specifically forbade ground troops (unless of course you’re members of the British SAS), Kristol told host Chris Wallace that he “Would not rule out ultimately having to go in with peacekeeping and nation stabilizing forces. And I wouldn’t be surprised if we do that at the end of the day.”

While acknowledging the token pretext of ‘protecting civilians’, a justification that has now entered the realms of absurdity as an aggressive military assault quickly unfolds and the U.S. turns a blind eye to atrocities carried out by its allies in Bahrain and Yemen, Kristol made it brazenly clear what the “Odyssey Dawn” operation was really all about.

“Let’s talk about the mission,” host Wallace said. “You heard Admiral Mullen, earlier in the show, say his orders are clear: protect the civilians, don’t overthrow Gaddafi. That’s not the point. Is that a mistake? Can we live with Gaddafi in any sort of power? He can create a lot of trouble.”

“No, we cannot leave Gaddafi in power,” Kristol agreed. “And we won’t leave Gaddafi in power.”

“The immediate military mission, Admiral Mullen correctly described but the political goal is to remove Gaddafi and ultimately military assets will serve that political goal.”

“I hope that happens sooner rather than later here. We need to get rid of Gaddafi,” added Kristol.

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In openly admitting that the whole affair is ultimately about nothing less than regime change, and in turn access to the richest oil reserves in Africa, Kristol inadvertently highlights the text of the UN resolution for what it is – a pack of lies.

Moreover, the man who represents the neo-con ideal of U.S. military domination of the entire Middle East and North Africa in the name of stopping Muslim extremism reveals himself to be the ultimate hypocrite and fraud. The rebels being backed by the United States to overthrow Gaddafi largely comprise of religious extremists who want to impose sharia law in Libya. This is why the air strikes have received the glowing approval of Libyan Al-Qaeda members.

The likes of Fox News, along with top neo-cons and deluded conservatives, the kind of people who furiously opposed the building of a mosque at ground zero in New York, are now rapaciously supportive of a military assault that will see Muslim extremists rise to power in Libya.

Kristol was joined by fellow neo-con John McCain in revealing that the no fly zone was merely the pretext on which the overthrow of Gaddafi would be initiated.

Kristol also cited Bill Clinton’s actions in Serbia as a template that Obama should follow.

“President Clinton ruled out ground forces in Kosovo. And finally, the threat of ground forces caused Miloševic to capitulate and we ended up sending in peacekeeping forces and we eventually got rid of Miloševic,” said Kristol.

Of course, just as we are witnessing now, Clinton’s depleted uranium holocaust in Serbia, the consequences of which led to thousands of cancer deaths, was manufactured for mass consumption by the helpful establishment media in a glossy package of deception based on a similar “humanitarian” hoax.

Clinton’s war was launched on the back of a fabricated controversy involving a Serbian relief camp that housed Bosnian refugees, which the media spun into being a Nazi-style “concentration camp” in which emaciated Bosnians were being imprisoned against their will.

The footage broadcast by the global media was contrived so as to make it look as if the Bosnians were inside a barbed-wire enclosure, when in fact it was the British TV news crew who were inside the enclosure and who were filming through the barbed-wire to the outside, where Bosnians had gathered. The “emaciated concentration camp victim” was in fact a man with a natural birth defect.

Publications like Time Magazine ran the hoax alongside headlines like Must It Go On?, and the public was told that air strikes were imperative to protect the civilian population. The subsequent NATO-led attacks on the country, aided by Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, with depleted uranium weapons caused civilian deaths and crippling long term health effects that dwarfed anything Slobodan Miloševic was accused of.