Friday, June 24, 2011

The power to declare war

In some way the International Energy Agency (IEA) announcement to release 60 million barrels of strategic oil reserves over a month is a tacit admission that the bombing of Libya is all about oil, and not much about protecting Libyan civilians as was stated originally in the Canadian House of Commons: "that the House deplores the ongoing use of violence by the Libyan regime against the Libyan people; acknowledges the demonstrable need, regional support and clear legal basis for urgent action to protect the people of Libya".
Canada has been involved in Libya since March 2011 and it recently extended the mission. Canada should not be involved, but at least the House of Commons was asked. Contrast that with what happened in the US care of Cato@Liberty:

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