The soft left’s foolish illusions in Benghazi’s rebels
Cammeron and Sarkozy in Benghazi. The flag of King Idris, the stooge monarch imposed by Britain and the US after WWII, was everywhere carried by the Benghazi rebels. He and it were overthrown by Gaddafi in 1969. Its return was for this author a sure indication of the politics of this bogus “revolution”.
Comment by on Lenin’s Tomb Blog:
“Even if the USA now departs the scene, they have stuck around – and bombed – long enough to undermine the revolution; to drain it of, as you call it, emancipatory content and turn it into a civil war. Gaddafi now has his anti-Imperialist cred boosted enough to politically undermine opposition in areas under his control; the rebels are pushing aside the popular militias in favour of the professional forces led by former Gaddafi military leaders. The popular, political impetus has been frozen in aspic, as it were, pushed aside by a conflict within the ruling class of Libya.”