|Peter MacKay, Canada's Defense Minister, in Brussels today|
|Civilian casualties of the Libyan conflict|
|NATO actively protecting lives in Libya|
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has recently made clear that “NATO has no plans to remain in Libya after the conflict ends”. Of course they will not stay after the assassination and destruction are consummated. It will be up to the Libyans to reconstruct and deal with the aftermath of the aggression. What Secretary Fogh Rasmussen failed to clarify was that by the time NATO leaves, arrangements will have been made so that Libya’s oil makes its way to Europe and North America. After all that has always been the reason why the West wants to “protect civilian lives” in Libya.