Well…not exactly. It isn’t that man-made global warming is the cause of these uprisings; it’s the policies, what I call the dogma of the religion of Anthropogenic Climatism, being used to “fight” it. For years, the Dept. of Agriculture has subsidized farmers, especially those growing corn, to funnel their harvest towards the production of corn-based ethanol and biofuels instead of as food; as a result, food prices around the world have exploded. In addition, the U.S. is being run by a lawless regime that is bent on raising energy costs on all Americans, along with further increasing America’s dependence on foreign oil.
As the Middle East has exploded in uprisings (I won’t call them democratic movements until I see some democracy going on; my post on revolutions makes my case) over food prices in those countries, we all saw the Obama regime all but tell Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak to not let the door hit the Egyptian on the butt as Obama pushed Mubarak out of office.
Now with Libya’s long-time terrorist dictator Muammar Qaddafi being on his way out (maybe), Obama took days to respond to the Libyan thug’s violent offensive against his own people; and then, Obama couldn’t even say Qaddafi’s name or demand he step down. Americans trapped in Libya waited for days for a ferry boat to come in and pick them up, as opposed to a warship with Marines on it (it seems the Obama regime forgot the line “the shores of Tripoli” in the Marine hymn and why it’s there).
One other big joke is the anti-Semitic UN Human Rights Council, of which the U.S. became a member after the Obama regime took power in the U.S. Libya is currently sitting on the UNHRC. The UNHRC issued a feckless and pathetic statement on the situation in Libya, one that is longer but similar to utterances by Obama; even here, the UNHRC doesn’t throw Libya off the Council. At the same time, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, who convinced the Obama regime to have the U.S. join the anti-Semitic UNHRC, wasn’t even involved in drafting the statement, having flown to South Africa for…who knows.
But then again, all this fits in with Obama regime energy policy. Stabilizing Libya too quickly would mean that country could go back to distributing oil through OPEC (Libya is a member), thus increasing production and lowering oil prices, which are going through the roof now. It’s the kind of crisis Obama doesn’t want to waste in order to force down his energy plans, like everything else, down our throats.
Let’s add another little tidbit. The Obama regime made protest-like noises in August, 2009 when a Scottish judge, with assistance from Britain’s government under Gordon Brown, released the Lockerbie bomber to Libya on “compassionate” grounds. The terrorist was supposed to have died three months later; it’s the longest three months on record since the terrorist still hasn’t croaked (although, who knows now with all that’s going on in Libya). We later found out that BP, who provided the largest bribes campaign contributions amongst all oil companies to Obama’s 2008 campaign, got the Brown government to work with Qaddafi and the U.S. to allow BP to extend their operations in Libyan waters provided the terrorist was let out of prison.
Lastly, I don’t believe the Obama regime has ever thanked President George W. Bush for bringing Qaddafi to heel after invading Iraq and throwing out Saddam Hussein. Obama doesn’t have to deal with Libyan nukes and with far less WMDs Qaddafi used to have before 2003.