Being the enemy of my enemy does not make you my friend

If you ever wanted to prove the famous proverb of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” is wrong, look no further to Libya. Western nations such as Canada, Great Britain and the United States support the Arab Spring uprising in Libya with the goal of kicking Moammar Gadhafi to the curb.

“Gadhafi’s days are over,” – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said.

“Never again will he be in a position to support terrorism or to turn guns on his own citizens. The Libyan people can finally turn the page on 42 years of vicious oppression and continue their journey toward a better future.”

Source: Global News | Canada prepares to end Libyan mission – October 20, 2011

The transitional government leader for Libya,  Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, stated this week that Libya’s new government would be based on Sharia Law. Now reports are coming out that women who held professional jobs under Gadhafi’s regime, doctors, nurses, teachers, pharmacists and the like, are being gang-raped because they hold positions higher than some men. Yup, gang-raping women, that’s what our countries fought to defeat Gadhafi’s quasi-sorta-government-like thing. For gang-rape.

I only have one question, what did western leaders think would happen? Look at Egypt, the Arab Spring movement was headed by a group called the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that wants to impose a Sharia Law-based government in Egypt and elsewhere. By removing the tyrant you knew, you’ve allowed a relatively unknown radical group be able to claim power. Smart move.

This idiot move by the west does prove that our actions of nation-building in Afghanistan for the last 10 years did some actual good, despite the critics.

The only thing we can be thankful of here in Canada is that none of our military were killed in action over there. Dropping bombs for an unknown entity is one thing. Having soldiers paying the ultimate sacrifice so that a bunch of miscreants can gang-rape women, would be the ultimate insult.