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Letter to the Toronto Star re: Libya

The world has wisely intervened in Libya to stop a tyrant from killing his own people” wrote Haroon Siddiqui in his op-ed piece in the Star on March 24.

That the governments of half-a-dozen or so powerful western countries – who all have contributed to massive killings directly and indirectly – have bullied the UN Security Council (10 yes votes, 5 abstentions) into passing a resolution authorizing military action against Libya, does not mean ‘the world’ is supportive of this action.

Quite to the contrary, world public opinion – in China and India, Brazil and Russia, Indonesia and Pakistan, in Latin American and Africa, in the Arab countries and even in western Europe – is opposed to these actions. Continue reading