In the conflict’s early months it appeared that Gaddafi’s government – with its greater firepower – would be victorious
NATO intervention: March–August 2011 (as told by Wikipedia)
QUOTE…”A week after the implementation of the no-fly zone, NATO announced that it would enforce it. On 30 April a NATO airstrike killed Gaddafi’s sixth son and three of his grandsons in Tripoli, though Gaddafi and his wife were unharmed. Western officials remained divided over whether Gaddafi was a legitimate military target under the Security Council resolution. U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said that NATO was “not targeting Gaddafi specifically” but that his command-and-control facilities were legitimate targets—including a facility inside his sprawling Tripoli compound that was hit with airstrikes 25 April. However, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was captured on video calling for Gaddafi to be killed or captured and was later captured again on video celebrating the news of his death.
pictures above…Need to emphasise this fact. Gadhafi was attacked by NATO, which is US and EU funded, when he had the Rebels at his mercy, and was moving on Ben Ghazi city. Above pictures is outcome of US and UK intervention.
The role of the two countries China and Russia in all of that is particularly important to understand. They went along with the “No Fly Zone” in the United Nations Security Council. Once they did this they opened the door to the war on Gadhafi, the murder of Gadhafi and all that has followed, which includes the murders of thousands of Black African workers who were in towns dotted along the Northern Coastline of Libya, yet China pretends to be the friend of Black Africa.
Putin and Russia must have put some faith in countries like the US and Britain, thinking or most likely hoping against hope that their intentions were honourable.
In that sense Russia was hoodwinked by these major powers, and this goes a long way to explain how Russia has emerged as the main opposer of the Jihadist crooks opposing Assad. Basically I think Putin saw what happened to Gadhafi, and learned very quickly that the Empire was particularly ruthless, a very cruel Empire, and that indeed Russia had to look after its own interests.
As I see it this extends on a very wide swathe of international political life and events.
This also moves into a very firm and righteous Russian nationhood feeling, which is expressed int he following:
“On February 4th, 2013, Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, addressed the Duma, (Russian Parliament), and gave a speech about the tensions with minorities in Russia:
- “In Russia live Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, then we advise them to go to those places where that’s the state law. Russia does not need minorities. Minorities need Russia, and we will not grant them special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they yell ‘discrimination’. We better learn from the suicides of America, England, Holland and France, if we are to survive as a nation. The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the primitive ways of most minorities.
When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the national interest first
- observing that the minorities are not Russians.