To TomU "is it a 'good' or 'bad' thing that Gadaffi's murderers have been halted in their attempts to slaughter the people of Benghazi? "
Good of course. Is it good or bad that US, French and British planes are on control of Libyan security? Bad.
Why? Because they will use that power to ensure a settlement for their own economic interests. If that means killing Libyans so be it.
If the police stop fascists carrying out a racist attack is that good or bad? Good. But do we say supoport the police or not oppose the police? No. We say racist police off our streets. Why? Because they will target the antifascists.
Do we say UK, US, French (imperialist) planes and bombs out of Libya? Yes. Why? Because they will target any attempt by the Libyan workers to oppose the economic interests of the big powers.
Do we say we don't care? No. We say arm the rebels: put all military equipment and expertise under the military control of rank and file revolutionary democratic committtees of the fighters against Gadaffi. For international working class assistance to the revolt in Libya, to the strikers and protestors in Egypt, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain.