Now this is where the crucial question must be posed. If the Occupy movement (or some other) developed into violent protests that exploded on a huge scale in the United States and beyond, would the governments of these countries suppress that violence in a similar fashion to Gaddafi and Assad? Would these governments 'step aside' and relinquish power as Gaddafi and Assad have been urged to do? It is not for me to answer that question, but for you to question yourself and come to your own conclusions. What is for sure is that violent suppression of protest and dissent in one place is the same as another. It is wrong. It does not however provide the justification for imperialist intervention. It is for dissenters and protesters themselves to effect change in their state, and not for the imperialist states to intervene for them under false altruistic justifications.
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