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Seymour Hersh states: H. Clinton approved sending Libya’s sarin-gas to mercenary-gangs in Syria

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The great investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, in two previous articles in the London Review of Books («Whose Sarin?» and «The Red Line and the Rat Line») has reported that the Obama Administration falsely blamed the government of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad for the sarin gas attack that Obama was trying to use as an excuse to invade Syria; and Hersh pointed to a report from British intelligence saying that the sarin that was used didn’t come from Assad’s stockpiles.

Hersh also said that a secret agreement in 2012 was reached between the Obama Administration and the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, to set up a sarin gas attack and blame it on Assad so that the US could invade and overthrow Assad.

For the first time, Hersh has implicated Hillary Clinton directly in this «rat line». In an interview with Alternet.org, Hersh was asked about the then-US-Secretary-of-State’s role in the Benghazi Libya US consulate’s operation to collect weapons from Libyan stockpiles and send them through Turkey into Syria for a set-up sarin-gas attack, to be blamed on Assad in order to ‘justify’ the US invading Syria, as the US had invaded Libya to eliminate Gaddafi. Continue reading

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The recolonisation of Libya

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Failing to place the ‘Veto’ [for the ‘No Fly Zone’ over Libya] to the UN Security Council was one of the most serious and inexcusable errors of modern Russia. (SFP-WP Newsroom)
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To those who believe that the colonial era is over, the examples of Iraq, Libya and Syria exist to prove them wrong. In 2001, the United States decided – in the logic of the ’War on Terror’ – to attack these three countries and a few others. Certainly, the wars against Tripoli and Damascus did not break out until ten years later, the time necessary to deprive these states of their defences, and to build international coalitions in order to mask colonial objectives as humanitarian operations. Let’s look again at the case of Libya.

In the ambiguous comedy played out in the little theatre of politics, lead actor Renzi proclaimed that in Libya «Italy will play its part» – and as soon as the Pentagon said that Italy will assume the role of «guide», he declared – «Italy’s military mission in Libya is not the order of the day» – whereas in reality, it has already begun, with special forces that the Parliament has placed under the orders of the Prime Minister.

In order to appropriate Libyan oil and territory, NATO, under US command, launched the campaign against Kadhafi, in which the Italian «left-wing opposition» played a major part.

The Libyan state was therefore demolished by war and by attacks from the interior by special forces and terrorist groups. The resulting social disaster, which has created more victims than the war itself, especially among the immigrants, opened the door for the reconquest and sharing of Libya. What is Italy now marching into, as it stamps on the Constitution and revisits its colonial past? Continue reading

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“Operation Libya” and the Battle for Oil: Redrawing the Map of Africa

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The following article was published two years ago on March 9, 2011, at the outset of the US-NATO intervention in Libya. Libya’s oil reserves are twice those of the United States.

In retrospect. the 2011 US-NATO led war on Libya was a multi-trillion dollar trophy for the United States. It was also, as outlined in the article a means to establishing US hegemony in North Africa, a region historically dominated by France and to lesser extent by Italy and Spain.

The US-NATO intervention was also intent upon excluding China from the region and edging out China’s National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), which was a major player in Libya.

Libya is the gateway to the Sahel and Central Africa. More generally, what is at stake is the redrawing of the map of Africa at the expense of France’s historical spheres of influence, namely a process of neo-colonial redivision. Continue reading

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Libya, A Nation in Despair

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The spirit of democracy cannot be imposed from without. It has to come from within (Mahatma Gandhi) ~ Libya, A Nation in Despair By Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News The US-NATO invasion of Libya in 2011 to remove Muammar … Continue reading