Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Saudi Arabian troops enter Bahrain

But everyone was too busy venting about the hypothetical intervention in Libya to notice, let alone comment on and condemn, this actual foreign intervention.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said that the US does not consider this an invasion and has urged 'restraint' - like they did in relation to Egypt, like they did in relation to Libya.

Much of the aforementioned commentary from the laptop anti-imperialists seems to have been based on the assumptions that Western intervention in the affairs of Libya would either be the incarnation of oil-interests or the relatively more charitable interpretation that it would be merely a very stupid knee-jerk response to the impulse that 'something must be done'.

The possibility that it is inaction that might be motivated by oil-interests or 'geo-political' concerns doesn't seem to have occurred to them.

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