Remember when George W. Bush said this…
The correct rendering of the aphorism is:
“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”
Remember Libya…when the US and its “coalition partners” got a UN resolution passed, imposing a no-fly zone, except for NATO fighter jets, which did this to Gaddafi…
Just to refresh your memory (via Wikipedia)…
On 19 March 2011, a multi-state NATO-led coalition began a military intervention in Libya, ostensibly to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973. The United Nations Intent and Voting was to have “an immediate ceasefire in Libya, including an end to the current attacks against civilians, which it said might constitute crimes against humanity” … “imposing a ban on all flights in the country’s airspace – a no-fly zone – and tightened sanctions on the Qadhafi regime and its supporters.” The resolution was taken in response to events during the Libyan Civil War, and military operations began, with American and British naval forces firing over 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles, the French Air Force, British Royal Air Force, and Royal Canadian Air Force undertaking sorties across Libya and a naval blockade by Coalition forces. French jets launched air strikes against Libyan Army tanks and vehicles. The Libyan government response to the campaign was totally ineffectual, with Gaddafi’s forces not managing to shoot down a single NATO plane despite the country possessing 30 heavy SAM batteries, 17 medium SAM batteries, 55 light SAM batteries (a total of 400-450 launchers, including 130-150 SA-6 launchers and some SA-8 launchers), and 440-600 short-ranged air-defense guns.
In the video below, RT’s Murad Gazdiev does an absolutely exceptional job in laying out how John Kerry is trying to pull a fast one on Syria, Russia, and the international community, in America’s latest attempt to impose a no-fly zone in Syria.
Which is in fact a no-fly zone for Russian and Syrian jets.
American “coalition” jets will be exempt from Kerry’s plan…which would undoubtedly result in Assad meeting the same bloody fate as Gaddafi (above photo), under the brutal hands of ISIS jihadists.
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