Friday, 11 March 2011

Gadaffi's loyal old friends.

This, from the EU press office:

""EU governments need to stand ready for a decision in the UN Security Council on further measures, including the possibility of a no-fly zone", in compliance with a UN mandate and coordination with the Arab League and the African Union stressed MEPs in a widely-backed resolution (584 in favour, 18 against, 18 abstentions). During the debate, only the GUE/NGL group was against this idea".

And what is GUE/NGL, or Gwengle as I am calling it, when it is at home?  The European United Left–Nordic Green Left, which in its own words claims 'We want to see a different Europe, without the democratic deficit which the Treaty of Maastricht served to confirm and free from the neo-liberal monetarist policies that go with it....In order to deepen its ties of friendship, solidarity and cooperation with the other countries of Europe, the Union should strive to strengthen the OSCE, where instruments should be developed capable of addressing problems of joint security, while disbanding all those structures which, like NATO and the WEU, are a hangover from the political blocs of the Cold War".

Members using the 'C' word include the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, the Communist Party of Greece and French Communist Party.  From these parts, we have Sinn Fein, in the person of Bairbre de Brún.

Those with long memories might recall this:

"...early Libyan arms shipments furnished the IRA with its first RPG-7 rocket-propelled grenade launchers, and that Gaddafi also donated three to five million US dollars at this time...In the 1980s, the IRA secured larger quantities of weapons and explosives from Gaddafi's Libya — enough to supply at least two infantry battalions".

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