“Fortunately, they are our ‘allies.'”

Victor Nieto is a cartoonist in Venezuela.  His cartoons frequently appear in Aporrea and Rebelión.  This cartoon was first published in his blog on 7 April 2011; it is reproduced here for non-profit educational purposes.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com).  Cf. Alan J. Kuperman, “5 Things the U.S. Should Consider in Libya” (USA Today, 22 March 2011); Charles Levinson, “Rebel Chief Asks for Timely Strikes, Helicopters” (Wall Street Journal, 4 April 2011); Ashish Kumar Sen and Eli Lake, “Libyan Rebels Blame Airstrike Lull on Turkey” (Washington Times, 6 April 2011); Leila Fadel and Debbi Wilgoren, “Libyan Rebels Say NATO Airstrikes Targeted Them Again” (Washington Post, 7 April 2011); Kim Sengupta, “Divided and Disorganised, Libyan Rebel Military Turn on Nato Allies” (Independent, 7 April 2011); C. J. Chivers, “Qaddafi Forces Reach Gates of Key Rebel-Held City” (New York Times, 9 April 2011); Stephen Fidler, Charles Levinson, and Sam Dager, “NATO and Libya Rebels Try to Mend Fences after Misfire” (Wall Street Journal, 9 April 2011); Charles Levinson and Stephen Fidler, “NATO Steps Up Libya Airstrikes, Bolstering Rebels” (Wall Street Journal, 10 April 2011).

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