It’s not the first time and I’m sure it’s not only some of us who are lately more often reminded of the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” idiom. Since what’s happened to Libya last 8 months, it’s particularly so!
According to Wikipedia, this Christian biblical idiom which is often “used of those playing a role contrary to their real character” seems perfectly identical with what NATO did last 8 months.
The most hypocritical, disgusting and infamous claim NATO has made is just like what the idiom says as if they were “playing a role [the so-called "protection of civilians"] contrary to their real character” or goal [the "regime change"].”
Also according to the Wikipedia, the similar Aesop fable, “concerning wolves that are mistakenly trusted by shepherds; the moral drawn from these is that one’s basic nature eventually betray itself,” also seems remind the world with another important lesson: Deception and Betrayal.
With that seemingly logical Wikipedia interpretation in background, if this “one” in the Wikipedia definition could be replaced by NATO, this fable seems also perfectly identical with what NATO has done to the people of Libya and the entire world.
The NATO used the betrayal card to Libyan people first, particularly its entire leadership, and then the deception card to the entire world including the UNSC which seems to have become in many aspects (NOW more than ever BEFORE!) one of the most PUPPET global regimes of the US/Israeli-ruled NATO powers, i.e., the traditional Western colonial powers.
As to the UNSC issue, whenever needs arise in global affairs, particularly in the billions and trillions dollar businesses of “regime change” through (almost all the time!) military interventions, the UNSC has often been conveniently employed to mostly cover up and/or justify the US-ruled NATO power’s “real characters, basic natures” and greedy goals as they did in Libya this time, of course as they have done to many others around the globe in the past and still this very day!
It’s nothing new the world seems to have watched helplessly the US/NATO colonial power’s very destructive military aggressions by way of their most well-known but ugly characters and natures such as betrayal, deception and hypocrisy.
All these could be quite easily identified with or found from the entire history of over five century-long Western colonialism.
These “real and basic characters and natures” of the US/NATO power seem to have never been changed even a bit throughout the history of US-led NATO interventions, as in the cases of Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, now Libya, which have been further intensified and nakedly uglier last 20 some years particularly after the collapse of former Soviet Union in early 1990s.
It’s extremely challenging and devastating for the world to realize these disastrous traits of the Western colonial powers which seem to have been present all along throughout the entire history of the whole (north, central, and south) American continents including Caribbean Islands since 1492 which had been completely plundered by Western colonial gangsters, thieves, murderers, rapists, looters, robbers, or in short destroyers,do still overwhelm the whole world even in this 21st Century!
From the above-quoted two well-known Western parables, the world is cruelly reminded again the following characters of the revived(?) Western colonial barbarism in the form of Deceptiveness, Betrayal, Greed, Hypocrisy, etc.
By Kiyul Chung - November 4,2011
Dr. Kiyul Chung who is a Visiting Professor at School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University is Editor-in-chief at the 4th Media