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“Sowing Chaos: Libya in the Wake of Humanitarian Intervention”, by Paolo Sensini [Book Excerpts]

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In early 2011, Libya came under attack. The anti-Libya coalition included France, the United Kingdom, the feudal Gulf monarchies, the United States and other NATO countries. Although during the previous months, Muammar Gaddafi had visited the nations of Europe where he was welcomed as the head of a friendly State, the United Nations swiftly approved the coalition-sponsored U-turn, undertaken in the guise of humanitarian intervention to protect the Libyan people. Gaddafi was branded “a bloodthirsty, crazed dictator”, intending and carrying out war crimes to suppress a legitimate domestic revolt.

This narrative was part of a larger-scale Western strategy adopted to redesign the entire Middle East in accordance with its interests. Immediately after the start of the NATO campaign of air strikes, Paolo Sensini visited Tripoli as a member of the “Fact Finding Commission on the Current Events in Libya”. He then wrote a fully detailed account of the real reasons for the attack on Libya, and the outcome. This book outlines the historical background of the last hundred years and more, from the main phases of the Italian military occupation (1911-1943) to the dramatic events of our own times, including an account of the post-war monarchy and Qaddafi’s rise to power, the air strikes on Tripoli and Benghazi ordered by Reagan in 1986, and the Lockerbie affair.

Sensini exposes the falsehoods propagated in 2011 of the alleged “mass graves” and “10,000 deaths”. He takes a close look at the “rebels in Benghazi” – goaded on by Islamic fundamentalists but organised, armed and financed by the West. The “rebels” provided the pretexts that West needed for approval of UN Resolution 1973 – the myth of ‘humanitarian’ intervention as embodied in the so-called “responsibility to protect” (R2P) doctrine. This criminal intervention devastated Libya, unleashing chaos and a civil war unlikely to cease in the near future.

Sensini addresses what has followed in its wake: the 11 September 2012 murder of American Ambassador Chris Stevens, the role of Hillary Clinton, and the plight of untold waves of migrants seeking to flee the continental chaos that R2P has unleashed, resulting in thousands of deaths and drownings across the Mediterranean, and the potential destabilization of European states struggling to cope with the mass influx. Continue reading

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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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The Libya That No Longer Exists (1969 – 2011)

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Submitted by The Burning Blogger of Bedlam [thanks].

In 2008 or 2009, the BBC made a documentary on life inside Libya: I remember it because I watched it at the time of its broadcast. Up until the beginning of 2011, that video was available on You Tube.
Once the international community had made up its mind – after years of back and forth – that Gaddafi was ‘evil’ and a war had to be waged on Libya, all versions of the documentary were removed from the web.

The documentary, as I recall it, was a fairly positive evaluation of Gaddafi’s government, life inside Libya and the state of the nation. It reflected the new light Libya was being viewed in after years of being regarded as a ‘pariah state’ by the West.
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You can now also download (for free) my book, ‘THE LIBYA CONSPIRACY: A Definitive Guide to the Libya Intervention & the Crime of the Century’, for the full, comprehensive story and exhaustive analysis of the 2011 international conspiracy. The book is available in all formats…ALL LINKS AT THE PAGE… … … Continue reading

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Libya under Gaddafi … and … what’s left of Libya today

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Libya Under Gaddafi
[submitted by Ridiculousman.com: thanks]

Much has been said about Muammar Gaddafi, whether lies or truth we may never know but there are certain facts and changes that happened in Libya under his rule and its very essential that we must know about them. As it is the best way to judge anybody is to see what he did when he was in power:

• Before he threw the previous monarchy, of King Idris, leading a bloodless coup, the literacy rate in Libya was 25% which under him went upto 87%. As on today 25% of Libyan’s have a university degree and 15% have advanced degrees.

• Education and medical treatments were free in Libya. If Libyans were not able to find the education or medical facilities they need in Libya, the government funded them to go abroad and also provided $2,300/month accommodation.

• Electricity was provided free to all its citizen.

• Housing was considered a human right in Libya and Gaddafi vowed that his parents would not get a house until every Libyan had his own home.

• Banks in Libya were state owned and loan was given to its citizens at 0% interest rate by law.

• Libya had no external debt and its reserves amounted to $150 billion which is now frozen globally.

• Gaddafi carried out the world’s largest irrigation project, known as the ‘Great Man-made River’ project, to make water readily available throughout the desert country. It costed around $27billion.

• A portion of Libyan oil sale was credited directly to the bank account of all Libyan citizens.

• If a Libyan was unable to get employment after graduation the state gave him/her a salary until an employment was found.

• Should any Libyan wanted to take up farming career, they used to receive farming land, a farming house, equipment, seeds and livestock to kick-start their farms, all for free.

• All newly-weds In Libya received around $50,000 by the government to buy their own apartment, so to help start a family.

• A mother who gave birth to a child received $5,000.

• 40 loaves of bread in Libya costed $0.15.

• If a person bought (there is no word ‘buys’) a new car in Libya, government subsidised 50% of the price.

• The profit on oil belonged to the people and not to Rothschild’s BP and Rockefeller’s Standard Oil.

• Richest in Africa with the highest living standard and at one time – GDP per capita $11,314 higher than Japan, Libya was known as the ‘Switzerland of the Middle East’.

• Woman in Libya had equal rights, not only in mere theory, but also in practice. However, under the Shariah-Law-based ‘Transitional National Council’ this has changed quickly now.

• Libyans had a direct participatory democracy based on People’s Conference that put other so called ‘democracies’ to shame.

• Being an Islamic country Libya was the only one in North Africa and the whole world where fundamentalist and radicals were not accepted at all.

• Gaddafi planned to introduce a single African currency made from gold, which would have eradicated the US$ and Euro as trade currencies for Africa, in consequence freeing them from the bullies like Rothschild.
…read the full article… Continue reading

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Libya: From Africa’s Wealthiest Democracy under Gaddafi, to US-NATO Sponsored Terrorist Haven

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EDITORIAL STATEMENT: October (2011), marks the four-year anniversary of the disappearance of Libya’s leader, Muammar Gaddafi, and the decline into chaos of one of Africa’s greatest nations.
The position of this network is (and always was) that brother Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, born the 7 June 1942, never physically died: he is alive, he will live forever in the hearts of millions of people in Libya, in Africa and in the whole world, and will remain forever the worst nightmare for Libya’s enemies, that one after the other will be overwhelmed by their evil actions, and by themselves and between themselves each other they will be eliminated and eternally damned.
(the editorial team)

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Contrary to popular belief, Libya, which western media routinely described as “Gaddafi’s military dictatorship” was in actual fact one of the world’s most democratic States.

Under Gaddafi’s unique system of direct democracy, traditional institutions of government were disbanded and abolished, and power belonged to the people directly through various committees and congresses.

Far from control being in the hands of one man, Libya was highly decentralized and divided into several small communities that were essentially “mini-autonomous States” within a State. These autonomous States had control over their districts and could make a range of decisions including how to allocate oil revenue and budgetary funds. Within these mini autonomous States, the three main bodies of Libya’s democracy were Local Committees, Basic People’s Congresses and Executive Revolutionary Councils.

The Basic People’s Congress (BPC), or Mu’tamar shaʿbi asāsi was essentially Libya’s functional equivalent of the House of Commons in the United Kingdom or the House of Representatives in the United States. However, Libya’s People’s Congress was not comprised merely of elected representatives who discussed and proposed legislation on behalf of the people; rather, the Congress allowed all Libyans to directly participate in this process. Eight hundred People’s Congresses were set up across the country and all Libyans were free to attend and shape national policy and make decisions over all major issues including budgets, education, industry, and the economy. Continue reading

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Flashback to 2011: British press glorifies savage assassination of President Gaddafi by NATO’s mercenaries

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EDITORIAL STATEMENT: October (2011), marks the four-year anniversary of the disappearance of Libya’s leader, Muammar Gaddafi, and the decline into chaos of one of Africa’s greatest nations.
The position of this network is (and always was) that brother Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, born the 7 June 1942, never physically died: he is alive, he will live forever in the hearts of millions of people in Libya, in Africa and in the whole world, and will remain forever the worst nightmare for Libya’s enemies, that one after the other will be overwhelmed by their evil actions, and by themselves and between themselves each other they will be eliminated and eternally damned.
(the editorial team)

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Flashback to 2011: British press glorifies savage assassination of President Gaddafi by NATO’s mercenaries
compiled by Cem Ertür, for Indybay, 22 October 2015

The sheer euphoria of the entire British press over President Muammar Gaddafi’s savage assassination by NATO’s mercenaries on the 8th month of the genocidal invasion of Libya betrayed an absolute moral bankruptcy of the predatory imperialist alliance of NATO countries, Arab monarchies and Israel. Continue reading

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Obama Bombs Libya…again

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Attacking other nations directly or indirectly posing no threat to America is longstanding US policy. Obama is the latest in a long line of warrior US presidents. He exceeds the worst of his predecessors. He’s a war criminal multiple times … Continue reading

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Humanitarians for War on Libya, Syria… Exposed … [Chlorine Gas, No Fly Zone, AVAAZ, White Helmets, HRW, PHR, Amnesty…and more…]

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~ PART 1 & PART 2 ~

~ Part 1 of this article (31 March 2015) documented the campaign by Avaaz and others for a “No Fly Zone” in Syria and contrasted the promises with the consequences in Libya.

~ Part 2 (3-5 April 2015) examines the allegations of chlorine gas attacks in Syria, what various organizations are doing and saying and where major violations of international law are occurring.

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A massive campaign in support of foreign intervention against Syria is underway. The goal is to prepare the public for a “No Fly Zone” enforced by US and other military powers. This is how the invasion of Iraq began. This is how the public was prepared for the US/NATO air attack on Libya.

The results of western ‘regime change’ in Iraq and Libya have been disastrous. Both actions have dramatically reduced the security, health, education and living standards of the populations, created anarchy and mayhem, and resulted in the explosion of sectarianism and violence in the region. Now the Western/NATO/Israeli and Gulf powers, supported by major intervention-inclined humanitarian organizations, want to do the same in Syria. Is this positive or a repeat of past disasters?

Major non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the campaign include Avaaz, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), “White Helmets” also known as “Syria Civil Defence, “The Syria Campaign” , Amnesty International etc.. These campaigns are well funded and in accord with the efforts of John McCain, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and others who are explicit in wanting “regime change” in Syria. Turkey continues to press for the No Fly Zone as the US and Turkey launch another round of training “moderate rebels” at bases in Turkey… … … Continue reading

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Libya Then and Now: an Overview of NATO’s Handiwork

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In 2011, as the entire world watched the Arab Spring in amazement, the US and its allies, predominantly working under the banner of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), militarily overran the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

The peaceful civilian protesters they claimed to be intervening to protect were not really what the US and its cohorts presented to the world. Many of these so-called “protesters” were armed, and when this became apparent they eventually began to portray themselves as “rebel forces.” These so-called “rebels” in Libya were not a military force that emerged spontaneously for the most part, but an insurgency movement cultivated and organised before any opposition activities were even reported in Libya. 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

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Kony 2012: the new USA propaganda is an excuse for more foreign intervention in Uganda and Africa

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* * * * On the Kony Video: – Again lost in this frenzy is what the actual people of Uganda think about the video. – Dr Beatrice Mpora, director of Kairos, a community health organisation in Gulu, a town … Continue reading