Oil Workers Stranded in Libya – Why is This My Problem?

Short Letter to the Independent:


Corrupt oil companies whore themselves out to Arab dictators and people whore themselves out to those corrupt oil companies, but when the proverbial hits the fan in places like Libya, it’s up to *us* to go and rescue them? Why?

Why can’t these tax-avoiding individuals or the very wealthy oil companies charter their own aircraft to get themselves out of there, why does it have to be done at the expense of the rest of us?

Talk about having your cake and eating it!

Paul Harper

Which they published, slightly edited: