Monday, June 20, 2011
There Was No Libyan Peaceful Protest
(Many thanks to I. for calling my attention to this article! VS)
Just Murderous Gangs and Nic Robertson
Nic Robertson and Anderson Cooper are surely aware of their achievement in promoting the human carnage of civil war and the destruction of a beautifully well-kept and prosperous nation, the 53rd highest developed country in the world with free health care and education. A standard of living that was higher than nine European nations, including Russia, is no more, thanks to their having daily led our entertainment with their war mongering of purposely distorted reporting, misreporting, disinformation, and blacking out of information that would have made this massive loss of human life impossible. They'll not be able to wash this off their conscience.
1. There were no peaceful protests!
2. CNN, covering the Danish Cartoons anniversary demonstration that was cooped with an announcement from London to make it into a "day of rage against Libyan leader Gaddafi,' showed us camera panning of a modest size crowd (mostly men) jumping up and down shouting against Gaddafi (not against Libya's high standard of living).
3. There were armed attacks on police stations (even traffic police) and vicious attacks on Chinese and Korea construction workers already two days before, and during the anniversary of the Danish Cartoons or "day of rage,' executions of 50 captured Libyan soldiers, one beheaded, some hung along with police officers. And who knows how many ordinary Libyan civilians harmed by tough guys brought in to Benghazi and other Cyrenaican towns. This was reported by Reuters and BBC, but not CNN.
4. CNN showed a video of a small amount of people scattering, running at twilight, cell phone camera jerking around in confusion with the sound of shooting from completely unidentified sources. There was Anderson Cooper and Nic Robertson crying out that "Gaddafi', was "targeting, shooting, bombing his own people who only want democracy. At the same time a flood of anti Gaddafi reports were coming in from well funded Libyan exile backers in various countries.
5. Imagine! On Feb. 21 a bare four days after the overseas calls for "day of rage' U.S. media's UK counterpart, the Telegraph reported that " the International Federation for Human Rights said Libya's second city along with Sirte, Tobruk, Misrata, Khoms, Tarhounah, Zenten, Al-Zawiya and Zouara had all been taken by protesters. "Protesters?" We were given to see these tough hombre heavily armed "freedom fighters' in their fleets of pickup trucks looking nothing at all like protesters.
6. While, very quickly, heavily armed insurgent gangs, always described as "ordinary citizens who had dropped their office jobs a few days before to fight for freedom,' were efficiently overrunning towns and airports, Cooper and Robertson kept excitedly exclaiming cities were being bombed from the air - civilians targeted - showing viewers the same single bomb crater in a field outside of a town for five days running as proof, though oddly admitting no one had been injured.
7. CNN and NY Times have never reported that Libya, as opposed to desperately poor Egypt and Yemen enjoys a higher standard of living than nine European nations including Russia. Rather, they continue emphasizing Western media condemnation of Gaddafi over his entire four decades of leadership of Libya and the movement for African Union.
8. In less than 2 weeks came Obama's executive orders freezing Libyan accounts or confiscating Libyan accounts of billions of dollars for eventual use by insurgents. Even earlier began the threats from international institutions beholden to U.S. and NATO, and open speculation by the same coalition of former colonial powers that had once conquered and ruled the entire non-white world for centuries, of military action against "Gaddafi' (that would add a sixth Muslim nation to its bombing list of Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen and Pakistan.
9. Then came the successful pressuring of China and Russia not to veto a U.S. NATO attack on Libya in favor of the insurgent army (almost openly led and funded by CIA, M16, Mossad and the French Secret Service) under the pretext of protecting the Libyan population from its own government (never referred to a an independent nation, but as "Gaddafi" or "the Gaddafi regime). A UN "Security Council' resolution was passed, but never meant to protect Libyans from a brutal foreign funded insurgent army calling for warplanes of the former European occupiers of North Africa to bomb their own countrymen and nation. During all the months following, CNN would have us believe the attacking insurgents never killed anyone, while hammering in the Gaddafi monster theme.
10. All this deception was prepared over decades of rabid media attacks on Gaddafi, the anti-imperialist, the "mad dog' of Reagan and Secretary Clinton, and then with claims that Libya was having just another revolution like those against the many U.S. supported dictators of Arab nations. War on Libyan was accepted by the American public in the same way the public had accepted covert violence and war to protect Guatemalans, Congolese, Dominicans, Cubans, Panamanians, Nicaraguans, Chileans and Hondurans from their presidents, wars to protect Koreans from other Koreans, Vietnamese from Vietnamese, Laotians from Laotians, Cambodians from Cambodians, Lebanese from Lebanese, Afghans from Afghans, Iraqis from Iraqis, Somalis from Somalis, Yemeni from Yemeni, Grenadians from Grenadians, Salvadorians from Salvadorians, Yugoslavs from Yugoslavs, Iranians from Iranians, Haitians from Haitians, and Pakistanis from Pakistanis. By this time everyone should have known of the U.S. protection racket, but count on innovation by CIA, CNN and the NY Times to make a seemingly ironclad case in favor of each new U.S. EU Canadian Australian war coalition.
Obama, whose words, accepted as the almighty himself speaking when it comes to protecting the U.S. from the outside world, keeps announcing Gaddafi must go unconditionally. Obama's reason for bombing a sixth Muslim nation? Not to protect Americans from terrorism, but to prevent Gaddafi from massacring his own people. So suspiciously caring of a Nobel Peace Prize President nonchalantly ordering the taking of thousands of lives in a half dozen other Muslim nations in order to protect invading American soldiers and Americans at home.
This latest war would seem far fetched, but for CNN boldly leading enough of the rest of corporate owned Western media in public deception with repeating war-justifying sound-bites colored by almost obvious psyops of "now you see it, now you don't' film shots.
No one, in reaction, is allowed to flinch, as the augustly at home with himself self-righteous President feels somehow necessary to top off his charge of Gaddafi the mad massacrer of his own people, by dramatically throwing in mention of a woman claiming to Western reporters in Tripoli that she was raped by Libyan soldiers. (The black worker who told Reuters of his wife being raped before him by rebels is a non-happening for Cooper and Robertson who with great show of compassion promoted the Tripoli woman's fascinating charge for a whole week of prime time sex entertainment while those British and French paragons of virtue were bombing to clear the way for an insurgent army advance.
When it came the turn of the U.S. NATO controlled International Criminal Court to condemn Gaddafi for crimes against humanity (something no ex-colonial power has ever been indicted for), "Prosecutor Moreno-Ocampo said there was evidence that the Libyan authorities bought "Viagra-type' medicines and gave them to troops as part of the official rape policy. "They were buying containers to enhance the possibility to rape women', he said. 'We had doubts at the beginning but now we are more convinced that he decided to punish using rapes', the prosecutor said. He told reporters at the UN in New York that he had collected evidence suggesting the Libyan leader had decided to punish women by using rape as a weapon in the hope that it would instill fear and curb dissent. In March, a Libyan woman, Eman al-Obeidi, made headlines around the world after she burst into a Tripoli hotel and said she had been raped by Gaddafi's troops.
Imagine! Obama and the ICC, to justify taking Libyan lives to protect other Libyans from a mass murderer, see the necessity to include freaky unsubstantiated sex accusations. Do they take us all for absolute fools? - while they play civil war on a whole nation out of the goodness of their hearts? Is it that rich and powerful white folks plan to rule the the rest of the world for another couple of centuries? This ICC has only opened six investigations, all six on African nations. The Libyan government dismissed the complaint of the ICC, "a baby of the EU designed for prosecuting African leaders."
11. U.S. Treasury estimated there are 44 tones of gold in the 100% state owned bank of Libya currently minting gold dinars to replace trading in dollars and euros. This must have been the reason to hurry an invasion of Libya (apart from its largest oil reserves in Africa that were then exporting mostly to China). We might ask ourselves: What happens when a "rogue" country threatens to bring the banking system that benefits the corporatocracy to its knees? (See article by Reagan economist Paul Craig Roberts quoted further on).
13. Documented here below are reports of insurgent acts of horror - mostly by non-U.S media. The reader is encouraged to check for himself or herself what exactly was reported by all the world's major print news outlets from Feb. 15th onward in terms of number of casualties for both sides, and to view whatever videos are offered as proof that Libyan police, security, soldiers targeted civilians peacefully protesting. The internet, Google and YouTube have of course a great deal of material emphasizing mainstream anti-Gaddafi accusations and praise for the rebel attacks on the government, but much can be learned from one's failing to find verified that which CNN, the other five U.S. networks, and U.S. print media have put out, especially to justify big power military intervention against the government of Libya, always referred to as "Gaddafi" or "the Gaddafi regime"
On TV, we didn't see planes and tanks "unleashed" until truck loads of heavily armed rebels were well on the road toward Tripoli. One does remember two planes defecting to Malta, two others falling out of the sky, one shot down over the ocean. But no pictures of planes bombing protesters; no proof that orders were given to do so. Gaddafi, has throughout been calling for an international investigation of happenings everywhere in Libya, by the UN or any other Western power to ascertain exactly who has been shooting who while Western media accuses only him and his government? Though obviously, caught unawares during the first days of the power grab, he has repeatedly offered to meet with the rebel leadership, and did not try to retake the rebel captured cities until rebel armies were well down the road toward Tripoli.
On the first day, Feb. 15, Reuters reported groups of protesters attacking police stations, no deaths, 60 injured.
The next day, Feb. 16, Reuters reported, along with immediately created rebel media, 6 dead when mobs of more than a hundred each attacked more police stations in various towns.
Feb. 17th, during what was to be an anniversary demonstration for the international bloody protests against the Danish Cartoons that insulted the Prophet, which upon declarations from London exiles people were to make it into "A Day of Rage' against Libyan leader Gaddafi, The Evening Standard and Al Jazeera English estimated that fourteen people were killed. Reuters, BBC and opposition media reported 14 or 15 dead.
But after overnight protests, the following day,
18 February 2011, Guardian.co.uk , Ian Black and Owen Bowcott reported: "Amer Saad, a political activist from Derna, told al-Jazeera: "The protesters in al-Bayda have been able to seize control of the military airbase in the city and have executed 50 African "mercenaries' and two Libyan conspirators. Even in Derna today, a number of conspirators [loyal citizens] were executed. They were locked up in the holding cells of a police station because they resisted, and some died burning inside the building."
Reuters 7:03 pm reported that " Human Rights Watch [based on Fifth Avenue< New York] said that according to its sources inside Libya, security forces killed at least 24 people in crackdowns on protests". IOL News of South Africa , reported dozens killed by security forces. [So at this point in our research loyalists deaths outnumber all civilian death on both sides by 2 to 1.]
"Human Rights Watch shortly after sent someone to the east of Libya, and there he found out that all the 156 captured people, which the rebels described as "African mercenaries", were in fact not foreign mercenaries, but Libyans with black skin color, and that they served as regular soldiers in the Army of Libya. Human Rights Watch found no indication that the Libyan government, as claimed by the rebels, used mercenaries at all to quell the uprising in eastern Libya.
The actually existing strong support for Muammar Gaddafi by black-skinned Libyans Human Rights Watch explained with the fact that Muammar Gaddafi did a lot in the past to end the discrimination against black people in Libya. So it's understandable that the rebels hunted black-skinned people and, regardless whether they were Libyan soldiers or foreign refugees of poverty, executed them as a precautionary measure if possible." The British Guardian reported from Benghazi
On February 24th, shortly after the beginning British Telegraph already reported some more details regarding the observance of human rights by the NATO-backed government opponents in the east of Libya:
"Ahmed Ahmed Ibrahim showed video footage he had captured on his mobile telephone of an African mercenary hanging from a meat-hook in an Al Bayda doorway. " Masquerading as pro-Gaddafi partisans, they duped the mercenaries, who were described as French-speaking Africans, captured them and then dragged them into the streets of Al Bayda " Mr. Ibrahim, who works in a cafe, said he believes most were executed although he only witnessed two slain foreigners."
The criterion "African" here does not refer -- of course, because all Libyans are Africans -- to an African origin, but to the color of the skin: "African" here means people with black skin. What The Telegraph described is applied to people with black skin, which the CIA-backed "rebels" had identified as "foreign mercenaries.
The War in Libya: Race, "Humanitarianism," and the Media Los Angeles Times 4/23/11 by Luis Sinco, "rebel held prisoners are asked to speak up. "A middle-aged African waited for a moment before loudly proclaiming his innocence to no one in particular. "I am a worker, not a fighter. They took me from my house and [raped] my wife," he said, gesturing with his hands.
Before he could say much more, a pair of guards told him to shut up and hustled him through the steel doors of a cell block, which quickly slammed behind them."
Libya: Seconds from a bullet in the head , "this alleged African mercenary was captured by furious Libyan opposition fighters yesterday and was about to be shot before a foreign reporter persuaded them not to execute him" , by Mohammed Abbas, 3/4/11, Scotsman
Tens of thousands of sub-Saharan Africans are employed in Libya's oil industry and in other sectors.
I n Libya, African Migrants Say They Face Hostility NPR, 2/25/11
QUIST-ARCTON: This Turkish oil worker, who's managed to escape from Libya, told the BBC he'd witnessed violence against his African colleagues.
Unidentified Man: (Through translator) We left behind our friends from Chad. We left behind their bodies. We had 70 or 80 people from Chad working for our company. They cut them dead with pruning shears and axes, attacking them, saying you're providing troops for Gadhafi. The Sudanese, the Chadians were massacred. We saw it ourselves"
Among the many cell phone videos on the fighting in Libya are these three. YouTube required the author to understand it is upsetting to watch and click if at least 18 years of age.
"pt 4 of 4 - Libyan soldier hanged and beheaded in the city of Benghazi"
Libya Rebels (pt4) Execute, Behead, Mutilate Gaddafi Army who Surrender! Where is CN?
"Apparently, Pro Gaddafi Soldiers who surrender have been Executed by Rebels in Cold Blood ! Blindfolded, hog-tied, beat, Executed, Hung, beheaded, put on fire, had their bodies mutilated. Anderson Cooper and PBS and Rachel Maddow have described opposition forces of being made up of ordinary citizens who just a short time ago were in their jobs as lawyers, office workers."
Mein Parteibuch Zweitblog , Germany
"Appendix: here is a short video showing how the Libyan "rebels" treat black people: Yes, we can. That's how Obama's new Libyan friends treat black people."
LIBYA: Rebels execute black immigrants while forces kidnap others
SomalilandPress , Somalia
ADDIS ABABA -- "human right groups say rebels are committing crimes against humanity."
In east Libya, African hunt began as towns and cities began fall under the control of Libyan rebels, mobs and gangs. They started to detain, insult, rape and even execute black immigrants, students and refugees.
According to Somali refugees in Libya, at least five Somalis from Somaliland and Somalia were executed in Tripoli and Benghazi by anti-Gaddafi mobs. Dozens of refugees and immigrants workers from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ghana, Nigeria, Chad, Mali and Niger have been killed, some of them were led into the desert and stabbed to death. Black Libyan men receiving medical care in hospitals in Benghazi were reportedly abducted by armed rebels. They are part of more than 200 African immigrants held in secret locations by the rebels.
In many disputes involving Libyan residents and black Africans, the Libyans are turning in the Africans as mercenaries.
Thousands more Africans caught up in this mercenary hysteria are terrified. Some barricaded themselves in their homes, while others hid in the desert. Insulted, threatened, beaten, chased and robbed. Their only crime was being black and therefore treated as "mercenaries" of Gaddafi.
While the airing of Gaddafi's so called "black mercenaries" by Western media has ignited the issue, some say an xenophobic attitude towards these refugees and labourers has existed for years.... In many situations, Gaddafi and his inner circle preferred black Africans and Libyans from the south over Libyans from the east. Now the angry mobs using the revolutionary movement across Arabia and North Africa are hunting down black people."
Reuters UK edition 4/3/11
Chad says citizens abused in rebel-held Libya
"Several Chadian nationals had been arrested, some were "paraded on television as mercenaries and sometimes executed" despite denials that Libya had recruited any mercenaries from its southern neighbour.
The government of Chad had said about 300,000 of its citizens resided in Libya before the crisis. "
Libyan protesters attack S. Korean & Chinese companies , Feb 22, 2011 Reuters Sri Lanka
"On February 17/18,about 200 Libyans in the eastern coastal town of Darnah invaded a South Korean-run construction site and set fire to a dormitory for Korean workers.
Chinese workers here said nearly all Chinese companies in the country were "attacked or looted."
" Our Man in Tripoli": US-NATO Sponsored Islamic Terrorists Integrate Libya's Pro-Democracy Opposition by Michel Chossudovsky, GlobalResearch, 4/3/11
Rarely acknowledged by the Western media, the Libya Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG -- Al-Jamaa al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi Libya), is an integral part of the Libyan Opposition. The LIGF, which is aligned with al-Qaeda, is in the frontline of the armed insurrection."
During its lifetime, "The LIFG was supported not only by the CIA and The British Secret Intelligence Service but also by factions within Libya's intelligence agency, led by former intelligence head and Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa, who defected to the United Kingdom in late March 2011."
Libya Rebels: Gaddafi Could be Right About al-Qaeda - The First Post
Mar 24, 2011 ... Gaddafi may have been right when he identified his opponents as al-Qaeda, says Alexander Cockburn.
The West Point analysts' statistical study of the al-Qaeda personnel records concludes that one country provided "far more" foreign fighters in per capita terms than any other: namely, Libya.
The records show that the "vast majority of Libyan fighters that included their home town in the Sinjar Records resided in the country's northeast". Benghazi provided many volunteers. So did Dernah, a town about 200 kms east of Benghazi, in which an Islamic emirate was declared when the rebellion against Gaddafi started.
The CIA's Libya Rebels: 2007 West Point Study Shows Benghazi - Darnah-Tobruk Area was a World Leader in Al Qaeda Suicide Bomber Recruitment, By Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D., Tarpley, Washington D.C., 3/24/11
" The rebels are clearly not civilians, but an armed force. What kind of an armed force?"
Libyan Rebel Commander Admits his Fighters Have Al-Qaeda Links - Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi's regime. by Praveen Swami, Nick Squires and Duncan Gardham, The Telegraph 3/26/11
In an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, Mr al-Hasidi admitted that he had recruited "around 25" men from the Derna area in eastern Libya to fight against coalition troops in Iraq. Some of them, he said, are "today are on the front lines in Adjabiya".
In an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, Mr al-Hasidi admitted that he had recruited "around 25" men from the Derna area in eastern Libya to fight against coalition troops in Iraq. Some of them, he said, are "today are on the front lines in Adjabiya".
THE GUANTÁNAMO FILES
Libyan, Once a Detainee, Is Now a U.S. Ally of Sorts
By ROD NORDLAND and SCOTT SHANE NY Times, 4/24/11
DARNAH, Libya -- "For more than five years, Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda bin Qumu was a prisoner at the Guantánamo Bay prison, judged "a probable member of Al Qaeda" by the analysts there.
Today, Mr. Qumu, 51, is a notable figure in the Libyan rebels
" "He was known as one of the extremist commanders of the Afghan Arabs,' "
When that Guantánamo assessment was written, the United States was working closely with Colonel Qaddafi's intelligence service against terrorism. Now, the United States ... is backing with air power the rebels, including Mr. Qumu.
Libya: WikiLeaks Cables Warn of Extremist Beliefs By Heidi Blake
"Leaked diplomatic cables obtained by the WikiLeaks disclose fears that eastern Libya is being overrun by extremists intent on overthrowing Colonel Gaddafi's regime.
(For Benghazi being the closes African port to Italy, it has apparently become a crime center for the lucrative human traffic trade with a lot of thugs in town.)
The revolt started in Benghazi in eastern Libya. A very important point not mentioned anywhere in the international media is the fact that due to geographic location, being one of the closest point to Europe from the African continent, Benghazi has over the past 15 years or so become the epicenter of African migration to Europe. The human trafficking industry, grew into a billion dollar a year industry in Benghazi. When the first demonstrations took place in Benghazi the loose coalition of terrorist cells and human trafficking gangs immediately took advantage of the turmoil to attack the high security prisons outside of Benghazi where their comrades were locked up."
From past history of Western imperialism, one might assume that ever since a charismatic lowest rank officer Gadhafi led the overthrow of British installed King Idris (1969) and had Libya nationalize the "Free World's' oil, M16, CIA, and French secret service should have had a relatively easy time hatching plots for Gaddafi's assassination within the contentious tribal society of that half-Berber nation.
This just might perhaps explain the years of back and forth counter assassination episodes culminating, after decades, with President Reagan's bombing attempt to assassinate Gaddafi by missiles fired on his compound from planes off an aircraft carrier that killed a hundred Libyans, Gadhafi's daughter among them. The "community of nations' never has much of a problem with U.S. bombings - the media conglomerates of a savage investment community went on condemning Gadhafi as they did Fidel Castro.
Then came a bizarre arrangement under which years of Western nation embargoes and sanctions on Libya would be lifted upon Libya allowing two Libyans to stand trial in Scotland on circumstantial evidence and Libya paying a indemnity to families of victims of a PamAm flight bombed over Scotland by persons unknown. Strangely, after a trial ending in conviction that United Nations Special Rapporteur Michael Nowak among others in attendance called a "abominable miscarriage of justice," in which no hard evidence, was presented, Libya was admitted to the "community of nations' and able to trade once more.
When one who was convicted was recently released for being terminally ill (or by previous covert agreement), was welcomed home as a hero for his willingness to sacrifice himself for the nations restitution, mainstream media had its captive audience hit the ceiling. All very confusing, except to know that somehow Libya's oil was somehow playing a part from the time Gadhafi had Libya nationalize it.
Gaddafi, as most Arabs, has been outspoken in support for Palestinians in their struggle over their land being taken away from them by the colonial-powers-founded-and-controlled United Nations, which awarded more that 55% of the British Mandate (colony) of Palestine to the mainly European colonizing immigrant Jewish third of the then total population of the Mandate. Gaddafi holds the belief that this UN decision was meant to both assuage wealthy white capitalists' consciences for having invested in low wage German labor and built up poor Nazi Germany to world #1 military power in full awareness of Hitter's well announced plans to persecute Jews, and, to establish a colony of Europeans in the middle of the oil rich Arab world.
Pitilessly hateful remarks attributed to Gaddafi after the horribly indiscriminate massacre at Israel's Lod Airport by a Japanese terrorist group, can be understood, if not forgiven, as having been made by someone suffering the awareness that none of the massive number of Israeli massacres of Palestinians and Lebanese has ever been condemned by European or American governments or by the Israelis.
The same might be said for the double standard that rightfully condemns financial support for Arab terrorist organizations but not American and European covert funding of terrorist organizations in dozens of third world nations, e.g., Carter/CIA funding, arming and training of the very first fundamentalist terror to overthrow a women liberating Socialist Kabul government and draw the Soviets into a trap in coming to its defense.
With Africa ever dominated by competing European investments and competing nations for hegemony and profits funding terror and civil war to their investments advantage, Gaddafi inevitably has been drawn in to support which ever group judged to be for liberation from cruel European exploitation. Europeans in their corporate controlled media are able to accuse Gaddafi of supporting terror. But in the cruel Realpolitik of a neo-colonized Africa of shifting covert machinations, no one is able to stay clean.
On Gaddafi's watch there was protection from European exploitation. Libya had risen above the dirt poor poverty of the rest of an Africa still cruelly enslaved economically by European enterprise. Good hospitals, highest longevity, lowest infant mortality - most every family with a car. See Libya in its UN Human Development Index 2010 as the 53rd most developed nation.
Gadhafi like Nkruma before him, leads a movement for African unity against European economic exploitation.
Before that, Gaddafi worked for years to unify the Arab nation into one unified pan-Arab movement following the efforts of another young revolutionary officer, Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, who was also reviled in the Arab world dominating industrialized nations.
Gaddafi is no "rambling speaking," inappropriately dressed "mad dog" for the undeserving poor, imperialism oppressed, majority of the nearly seven billion human beings that make up humanity, struggling to survive on a planet half owned and mostly controlled by private finance investment capital. For majority mankind Gaddafi is in a category with Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Hugo Chavez, Evo Morales, Rafael Correa, Patrice Lumumba, Nkruma, Nasser, and others who have fought to liberate the disenfranchised and exploited from lack of food, health care, education of decent income for their children.
The schlock of lies and absurd innuendo goes on with all kinds of obviously planted stories about American investors' designated enemies. Lies, which eventually will be found out and proven false when the issue is no longer topical and of interest. Who cares about the Gulf of Tonkin lies, the many Iraq WMD lies, that Iraqi soldiers didn't pull out the life sustaining tubes of babies in Kuwait hospitals, that the planes that bombed Cuba were indeed American, that the dug up North Korean torpedo could not have blown a South Korean warship in two? Books have been written exposing such intentional falsehoods, but eminent and esteemed liars pay them absolutely no attention. It is their world, not ours.
Lies have a long life in militarized, jingoistic, American Big Brother commercial network news. Americans are still the heroes of America's war in Vietnam.
In line with our synopsis that points to understanding private investment finance capital driving before it everything else is an article of economic interest out of Russia:
Bortovoi Journal, Russia, 3/26/11
"Bombing of Libya -- Punishment for Gaddafi for His Attempt to Refuse US Dollar' , "China had announced minting of golden yuan and the Eastern countries also discussed the possibility of golden standard. Mummar Ghaddafi became the main initiator of idea of refusing from dollar and euro and called on Arab and African nations to use a new currency instead, the Persian gold dinar. In 2002 Malaysian prime minister Muhammad together with Mummar Ghaddafi proposed initiative to launch golden dinar. At the beginning this idea was approved by Iraq, Sudan and Bruney, next, Indonesia
, United Arabian Emirates and other countries joined to it. They began work on this idea. there were some sessions of Ministers of Finance of these countries and the project about refusing from dollar and euro and using golden dinar began to be transferred to life. There was a pilot project where golden coins were already minted and it began to be used in Malaysia, Indonesia and Iran. They were even used in common shops and they are still can be used there as well as common banknote money. It means that if Muammar Ghaddafi will drop bank system and will start trade only in gold, he will trade only with countries that have gold. (China has almost cornered the gold market?) ... There must be chain reaction, because everyone is tired to be a slave for USA Federal Reserve Fond and its head Mr. Bernanke. Because Bernanke gives money in debt for USA (Federal Reserve Fond of USA gives money to central Bank of USA). If Muamman Ghaddafi found time to launch golden coins before the war started, not only muslim countries would follow him. There would be many countries, including maybe even Germany. Everyone in the world who doesn't want to be a slave of Bernanke wants to trade for gold.
Gaddafi suggested establishing a united African continent, with its 200 million people using this single currency. During the past year, the idea was approved by many Arab countries and most African countries.
If the Gaddafi government goes down, it will be interesting to watch whether the new central bank [created by the rebels in March] joins the BIS, whether the nationalized oil industry gets sold off to investors, and whether education and healthcare continue to be free."
Meanwhile, as the dying proceeds according to investment necessities
the great sharks are circling in. We get it from the horse's mouth:
World Bank's Zoellick: Hopes Bank Will Have Role In Libya by Jeffrey Sparshott DOW JONES NEWSWIRES , 4/14/11
WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- World Bank President Robert Zoellick Thursday said he hopes the institution will have a role rebuilding Libya as it emerges from current unrest.
US to Recoup Libyan Oil from China Interview with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former assistant secretary of US Treasury by Press TV / 4/20/11
"Libyan ruler Muammar Qaddafi has made two mistakes: It blocked the US Africa Command by not joining it and let China into Libya with major energy investments instead, says a former US official.
In my opinion, what this is about is to eliminate China from the Mediterranean. China has extensive energy investments and construction investments in Libya. They are looking to Africa as a future energy source.
China ... has 50 major investment projects in eastern Libya. So the question is why did Russia and China abstain rather than veto and block? We don't know the answer.
Possibly China and Russia are thinking let the Americans get further over extended or they may not have wanted to confront them with a military or diplomatic position and have an onslaught of Western propaganda against them. We don't know the reasons, but we know they did abstain because they did not agree with the policy and they continue to criticize it.
The CIA is the originator of this so-called revolt and protest and is fomenting it and controlling it in a way that excludes China from its own Libyan oil investments.
It's a CIA operation, not a legitimate protest of the Libyan people. It's an armed rebellion that has no support in the capital city. It's taking place in the east where the oil is and is directed at China.
We (the US) are trying to cripple our main rival, China by denying it energy. That's what this is really about; a reaction by the US."
For 7,540 years Cyrenaica (Benghazi) and Tripoli have been governed independent from each other during occupation by Rome, Vandals, Byzantium, the Ummayad of Damascus, Aghlabids, Egyptian Shiites, Spain, the Knights of Malta, Turks and Italians. In 1934 Italy tried to unite the two into one nation named Libya (ancient Greek word for N. Africa). Then came the British and French occupation until 1954.
Where there is rivalry, there is opportunity for covert funding of disorder and mayhem to whip up insurrection. With false flag operations, a lot can be done. With al Qaeda elements and other fundamentalists populating a large area to the South and East of Benghazi, there was no shortage of fanatical manpower for a well planned armed rebellion to be portrayed as peaceful demonstrations for democracy.
Leave the rest to CNN and the other five Networks, who for decades have been lecturing its cartel captive audience about "mad dog' Gadhafi to immediately have viewers agreeing that Gaddafi, most certainly, for sure, absolutely, without a doubt, was going to massacre his own people, as Obama affirmed in his speech to justify air strikes on Libya.
How will Nic and Amderson deal with their conscience? Probably as did the media personnel who propagated all the other U.S. wars on little countries. "It's a job.' "It they hadn't done it someone else would have.'
Former Reagan economist Paul Craig Rorberts says "America wants to rule Russia, China, Iran, and Africa, all of South America. They want hegemony over the world."
General Wesley Clark says he was told years years ago in a briefing that the plan was to take out seven countries in five years. After Afghanistan and Iraq would come Syria, Libya, Lebanon, Sudan, Somalia and then Iran.
CNN's job, as a patriotic corporation, is to see that America gets on well with its agenda. It just business.
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