Our hearts are torn apart between two human-made disasters: One in Japan, the Other in Libya

Published on 4th Media, Beijing, by Dr. Kiyul Chung, March 16, 2011.

The 4th Media’s words of sincere condolences to all those yet fully-unknown number of victims in Japan’s worst disaster.

Peoples’ hearts and minds on the whole globe are torn apart in great dismay, shock and sorrow upon hearing the devastating news from Japan’s most disastrous tragedy by far, starting with first 9.0-magnitude earthquake, together with tsunami, and then even with daily horrifying tales of (yet fully-unknown or much too early to predict) imminent nuclear catastrophes in Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plants.  

All of our hearts and minds, together with our sincere words of condolences and eulogy, should go first to the yet unknown number of victims in those crisis-stricken areas which are badly damaged (or even a whole city completely wiped out) by both natural (earthquake and tsunami) and/or human-made (nuclear) disasters.

We wish all of them with full and speedy recovery from the heartbroken experiences either from the loss of loved ones, injured or even being contaminated by the exposure to the radioactive gases and/or particles from those failed thereby could-be catastrophic nuclear power plants … //

… Another human-made disaster in Libya

As they did to Iraq in 2003, this catastrophic behemoth like weapons manufactures (i.e., MICs), together with both American and Western oil businesses, are about to create another human-made disaster for another incalculable business profits through another military invasion. But this time their plan seems much more sophisticated, cunning and crafty than the past in its war preparation. So it’s much more deceptive than that of Iraq. But it’s still very much same in terms of its hypocritical nature!

This time it’s Libya. However, as they did against Iraqi leader Hussein then, they’ve masterfully deceived literally the whole world again by “massive information war against Libyan leader Gaddafi. Prior to US/NATO’s military invasion, mainly in order to justify their military and economic agenda, they’ve poured out to the whole world much more vicious misinformation, disinformation and/or flat lies about Libyan situation!

Why? Of course, it’s all again geared up to typical demonization campaign against Gaddafi, as US has done to Grenada’s Maurice Bishop, Panama’s Manuel Noriega, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, Cuba’s Fidel Castro, Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, DPRK’s (North Korea) Kim Jongil, Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, China’s entire collective leadership and so on, and so on. The US/NATO-made massive “information war” seemed very successful so far since it’s even already obtained UN Security Council’s sanctions against Libya .

However, Obama administration hasn’t jumped onto the action yet. They look like as if they are concerned of further human casualties. They look even “indecisive,” according to several Israeli and other pro-US media outlets which have criticized president Obama’s so-called “inaction.” Again, this time, it looks somewhat different from its Iraqi invasion. They must have learnt something from the failed 2003 experience which was disastrous with regard to their PR campaign of the war. So, this time, they seem to spend more time to prepare their invasion. They seem to try more to cover up their real intent as best as they could with the “no-fly zone” card.

US/NATO military invasion another human-made disaster like Iraq

During both natural and human-made disasters in Japan when the whole world’s attentions are tied down by the impending nuclear catastrophe, one of those silent cover-ups went on with US-dominant Arab League’s March 14 call for the so-called “no-fly zone” over Libya. In order to deceive the world further by easily coalescing the US-ruling (therefore “sold-out” body like) Arab League to their side was a convenient pretext for the planned US/NATO military invasion against a sovereign nation.

In his most recent article on Libya (”’Operation Libya’ and the Battle for Oil: Redrawing the Map of Africa”), Prof. Michel Chossudovsky charges US of its imperialist intent. He urges the world understand the imperialist history of US. He reminds the readers the “2000 Report of the Project of New American Century” entitled “Rebuilding Americas’ Defenses” which calls for the “implementation of a long war, a war of conquest.” He further argues “one of the main components of this military agenda is: To ‘fight and decisively win in multiple, simultaneous theater wars’”.

For the ending of this rather long Editorial, I am going to introduce his last concluding remark together with a quotation he made from Lesley Clark, the former NATO commander in regard to US military agenda in the Middle East and the North African region:

“Libya is targeted because it is one among several remaining countries outside America’s sphere of influence, which fail to conform to US demands. Libya is a country which has been selected as part of a military “road map” which consists of “multiple simultaneous theater wars.” In the words of former NATO Commander Chief General Clark:

‘In the Pentagon in November 2001, one of the senior military staff officers had time for a chat. Yes, we were still on track for going against Iraq, he said. But there was more. This was being discussed as part of a five-year campaign plan, he said, and there were a total of seven countries, beginning with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan’ (Wesley Clark, Winning Modern Wars, p. 130).” (full long text).

  • Related article by Prof. Chossudovsky here.
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  • Dr. Kiyul Chung is Editor-in-chief at the 4th Media and also Visiting Professor at Tsinghua School of Journalism and Communication in Beijing, China.

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