August 30, 2011
Bill Van Auken, a 2004 US presidential candidate and activist for the Socialist Equality Party, says that even though NATO is using protection of civilians as an excuse to stay, its participation in this conflict has nothing to do with protecting people.
"This has been a war that has been waged for definite material interest, largely oil, and geostrategic placement in North Africa, a means of countering the revolutionary upheavals that have taken place on the Libyan borders both in Tunisia and Egypt," Van Auken declared. "NATO says it’s protecting civilians, yet it’s been leading an air war against civilians. It’s trained so-called rebels, who have now been implicated in massacres of civilians."
Auken says that NATO interference will end poorly for Libya, and c