Hey, it’s not like Gaddafi is having his fighter jets bomb protesters or anything. . . no, wait. . .
(Politico) — Now here’s a situation pretty much without precedent: The Libyan Ambassador to the U.S. just called on the Untied States to denounce his country’s leaders — and his employers — more forcefully.
“I want the U.S. to tell the world and to work with the countries who love peace . . . they have to stop this,” Ambassador Ali Ojli said, suggesting that he had resigned his post, in an interview with Al Jazeera English.
“I would never ask us to intervene physically in Libya,” he said, but called on the Obama Administration to “take a strong position that what’s happening in libya must be stopped now . . . and to avoid giving the impression to the Arab world that the West “has only a materialist mind — they don’t care about human rights . . . except when it comes to their own interest.”
“You see them raising their voices about iran . . . because they have some interest in in Iran. . . . When it comes to other countries they don’t raise their voice,” he said, adding that the Arab and Muslim world won’t “trust america or the west if they behave that way.”