Wednesday, 16 March 2011
- To take the attention away from the shaken pro - Western regimes , such as the Bahraini and the Saudi regimes. Having lost Mubarak , and having failed to use Iran ( and possibly Syria ) as a distraction, Libya was always the next logical choise by the West, given that Qaddafi is not pro - West ( despite multi - billion oil deals with some Western powers such as Britain ).
Now, with Russia and China rightly opposed to another Western imperial intervention in arab world, the Western powers are ironically seeking support from their shaken puppet arab regimes to back a possible UN resolution. In meantime, while Qaddafi forces are gaining momentum, the so - called rebels are losing momentum, possibly because their Western weapons supply is running low.