|World Focus: Lapdogging for the US: Libya, Canada's Other Ugly War|
Wednesday, June 22 @ 16:04:23 UTC
|By Murray Dobbin|
June 22, 2011 - counterpunch.org
NATO members, including Canada, are continuing their bombing campaign against Libya in a war that may just break the record for the casual breaking of international law, and lying about the motives for the war. There is no mandate to engage in "regime change" yet everyone, including the Harper government, openly admit that that is, in fact, what they are doing.
Canada has stated that only the removal of Gadhafi will satisfy NATO. Note that the goal is to satisfy not the United Nations -- which gave a mandate to protect civilians from the Libyan government's attacks -- but NATO, that alliance whose mandate is supposed to be the mutual self-defense of nations of the North Atlantic.
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