People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 44

October 30, 2011

US, NATO Must Quit Libya


The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following statement on October 21, 2011.


THE main aim of the US-NATO intervention in Libya has been fulfilled with the killing of Md Gaddafi. From the outset, the blatant aggression of the US-NATO was to effect a regime change in Libya, even though it was proclaimed as an intervention to save the Libyan people and for the establishment of democracy. The claim that the killing of Gaddafi marks an end of despotic rule is sheer hypocrisy since it is the US and its allies which prop up the most despotic regimes.


It is the people of Libya who have to decide what type of government and political system they want in their country. This is not something which can be imposed by the US and NATO by force of arms.