I was thinking about Estonia’s independence today, because it is Estonian Independence Day today. I was thinking – what if one day, say, the EU for some reason agrees with the US upon the change of the Estonian governing regime to, say, modernize the fishing techniques so that everyone could benefit, and because the EU does not feel secure with the governing regime. If this would be the case – you actually might have nothing else to do, but accept the situation. Because the NATO would support the US, the UN would definitely condemn violence you may use against the protesters … The Nordic States would probably remain neutral. Some people could be provoked to give false testimonies about the governing regime’s action, alleged could be occurrence of incidents committed by the present government (such as killing innocent US tourists), the communication-lines of the government would be switched off, their websites would be closed. All the major world media channels would present the situation from only one angle. Some essential historical acts, such as the facts of Lockerbie bombing in the case of Libya, would be presented manipulatively. And common people do not have enough education, time, nor power to adequately estimate the situation. Especially in the light of talks about democracy as justifying everything, incl. mass violence.
One might argue that, of course, the Estonian situation is different from the situation in Libya, because (not talking about what do the representatives of the former Soviet regime do) colonel Gathafi was not elected, but came to power during a revolution against the previous monarchs. (At least that time also a revolution took place.) Therefore, many people in Libya today are talking about restoring the previous monarchy, whereas some people do not seem to think about that, but of free elections. But having been opposed and cut off the new and old media, the chances of Gathafi family members to get elected would be very low, one may rather imagine the new candidates being nominated by the supporters of the US, the country being divided, and – imagine how much more oil would be pumped out with modern technologies the present leaders have been unable to provide and have not been willing (or not proposed) to agree upon.
In the light of, for example, this book, the “things” seem having been done by the world superpowers and their media channels this time in a really “negligent” and uncovered manner. I am thinking that if one really cares about civilians and probably well knows Gathafi’s character and the size of his family /capacity of his supporters – why was he provoked?
Could be probable that the world had the possibility to observe the only relevant methods available nowadays for achieving a regime change – you cannot kill the person or his family without breaking the law, so you really need to get the person to break the law, e.g. commit a crime against humanity, in order to attack him and his regime. (9/11?)
Although remote, also this book, written by Rein Müllerson, may lead to some understanding about the world power-politics.