By Ben Schreiner
After six protracted months, and well over 7,000 sorties, the NATO “humanitarian” mission in Libya has finally achieved its principal objective: the deposing of Colonel Mohmar Gaddafi. The ousting of Gaddafi—who once upon a time was heralded as an anti-imperialist—is definitely not to be mourned. Gaddafi ruled Libya with an iron fist, having readily succumbed to the corruption of unchecked power long ago. However, his overthrow at the hands of Libyan rebels (the title bestowed upon all “good-guy” insurgents) and their NATO backers is not to be celebrated either. For the downfall of the Gaddafi regime signals not a victory for democracy, but rather one for imperialism.