When Britain's Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, recently admitted that the removal of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya in 2011, courtesy of NATO, was a 'disaster' which has resulted in a 'tragedy' for the Libyan people, he was surely guilty of understatement. For what took place in Libya was neither a disaster nor a tragedy. What took place was a crime, the crime of regime change fueled by Western imperialism under the rubric of democracy.
As the conflict in Syrian approaches its post-Daesh phase, where another attempt at regime change has been thwarted courtesy of the Syrian Arab Army and its Russian, Iranian, and Hezbollah allies, when will the West finally accept that destroying countries in order to save them is not only a crime it is a wanton act of self-harm given the explosion of terrorism that has resulted?
Western foreign policy in recent times is encapsulated in the words of Samuel Beckett: 'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again.'
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