As the violence increases, so does the reaction from the international community. A spokesman for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that the UN chief had had "extensive" telephone conversations with Gadhafi in which he had expressed his "deep concern at the escalating scale of violence and emphasized that it must stop immediately."
In Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was quoted by her spokesman as being "shocked"
Harper 'vigorously condemns' violence in Libya
US President Barack Obama is "considering all appropriate actions" on Libya
Cameron condemned the "completely appalling" violent response of the Libyan regime
Finland's Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb said EU sanctions against Gaddafi were warranted.
Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini was far more guarded in his criticism than his northern colleagues.
"We should not give the wrong impression of wanting to interfere"
Other such well selected words and phrases have been noted such as:
"outraged", "genocide", "strongly condemning", "unacceptable bloodshed",
"very disturbing and shocking scenes", "appalling", "unacceptable use of force",
"serious violation of international humanitarian law", "most vicious form of repression",
"mass atrocities now being perpetrated by the Libyan government against its own people"
That last one is attributed to the only ones who have enough balls to speak the truth 24 rights groups urge US and EU to confront Libyan massacres...
I can probably find the responses made by the many world leaders and other dignitaries regarding Libya all over the internet.
I would not be surprised to find that they all typically employ some form of worded phrase that has been manufactured
with the help of an inventory of personnel. I would surely suspect, of course, that there would no doubt be an emphasis made
on condemning the actions that their government has taken toward their people.
I would even begin to believe that their words are sincere, or at least I would hope that they are.
But words without action are puffs of hot air. Lip service, useless nonsense floored from some imaginary moral high ground.
The UN Charter is clear on these matters, quote, "should peaceful means be inadequate, member states are obliged to take
collective action in a timely and decisive manner."
In this case UN/Libya you are quite right. The UN that we have so faithfully implemented, deals in very little physical action even
where existing policies call for it to do so.
It is well known that all things begin in purity but over time become corrupt. So then this internally so-called great body
of bla bla has inadvertently met its uselessness. But we continue to oil substantially its non-functionality.
We even try to secure ourselves a seat inside that prestigious body to do as much of nothing as possible. And when we attempt to try to do even the least, we are quickly and abruptly vetoed. So then, what is it there for ?
A stumbling block ? A weigher of words ? A creator of illusions ? A worldwide fantasy ? A manipulator of agendas ?
What a disgrace.
Nations that boast themselves as being so far advanced over other nations should be aware that they are also exceedingly far advanced in national debt like uncountable trillions. Ironic as it may seem, those ever so advanced nations are also on the brink of bankruptcy. And we all know very well that some have already fallen victim.
So what do we do to rid ourselves of our self inflicted ever so heavier burden ?
What does a country do after considering, implementing and then finally exhausting all the possibilities we make available to ourselves ?
What window of opportunity is left when nearly all of the GNP goes to pay the debt ?
The answer to that in not the hardest one to find is it now. It is not like it sits in a labyrinth of endless possibilities but it sure does open up a medusa of cans of worms. And the most important aspect that you likely count upon is that it will perhaps offer some sort of economic growth.
As we are so reluctant and arrogant to not even try to learn from our past baggage of stupidity and ignorance, that we quicken ourselves to add more dead weight to it.
Perhaps someone in future-land will be able to determine where we went wrong.
Because we don't want to know. Nor do we even care to know. We are just so tied up into loving ourselves that there is just no room for anything else, including other peoples and oh !, perhaps not even our own children. Why should we give a hoot ?
Hey ! Lest we forget, It was our forefathers who made those great sacrifices to ensure our freedom. They had a heart. And that is not all they had, they had enough guts to stand up for what is right. By their blood, sweat, tears, commitment and perseverance they earned there place to be remembered. We on the other hand have spoiled and corrupted that which they gave to us so freely.
By our inaction we will be left to pass on a gathering gloom of stench to fill the nostrils of the little ones. And who will stand up for them ? What institution that we allow to be corrupted will finally put its foot down ? We are not even able to 'stand tall' regarding the same institutions that we call upon to act. How can we ? We mock them to their face when justice is called upon for other peoples and nations. But hey ! There had better be free flights for us out of harms way with toothbrushes and toothpaste made freely available or you will never hear the end of it.
Yeah, we so quickly allow the stomping out of life and turn the cheek on atrocities and all that for the oily measure of our own comfort.
Time to wake up all you weak "girlish" leaders.
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a short poem:
Continue to earnestly weigh
those lip served words
that knowingly fall upon the deaf.
Take no immediate action
that the noose be well set.
Go ahead without reluctance
and do those things
that your mind
has been set to do.
Surely in your wisdom
that we will grease the steel wheels
and break our young
in their boots.
Bring with you the scale
for good measure,
for the baggage
of your allowance
will surely overwhelm.