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None of the talking heads on TV or any columnists have dealt with one of the major reasons the US and EU want to get rid of Libya's Muammar Qaddafi. It's not about "human rights."  That is a cover -- they want to stop Qaddafi's money that is going to form and support the African Union.

This is not a pro- or anti-Qaddafi article; it is an attempt to make clear an aspect of this situation that none of our major media have discussed, but may be at the heart of our hurried rhetoric that Qaddafi should step down because -- as the senile Senator McCain keeps saying, "Qaddafi is crazy" -- and other outlandish things. WE are given all the negative things against Qaddafi, so that he seems bizarre, crazy, a lunatic, etc. These are the same type of lies Ronald Reagan made up about Qaddafi "hit squads" -- lies later quashed by none other than Secretary of State George Schultz, when he told a joint committee of Congress in Oct. 1986 that the story about the Qaddafi "hit squads" was pure disinformation!

Without Qaddafi's money, there will be no money for African Union peace-keeping forces, no major unity in Africa and no power to stop the continued colonialism of America and the EU from advancing further into Africa.

Most American and European citizens don't know of the African Command that America has set up in Djibouti to interfere in the domestic affairs of African nations. This "Command" is nothing but another colonial tool; it had its hand in making a mess of Somalia, Sudan, Nigeria and now Libya. No matter how much America denies this, those of us who know how our American "black ops" work and who have long followed our colonial intentions, are aware of this new move against the African continent.

There were a few stories about this African Command in some of our newspapers, but then nothing; and Africans leaders are upset about it. They are also upset about our new naval base in Djibouti. But none of our major media ever talks about it anymore, and none talk about the Qaddafi money that bankrolls the African Union.  

With this in mind, don't follow all the propaganda and lies being told to us every day on every American "news" outlet.  This brings to mind Newspeak -- propaganda, or the language "designed to diminish the range of thought," in George  Orwell's novel, 1984 -- and was evident on TV, radio and newspapers (especially the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and LA Times since it was taken over months ago by a friend of the New York Times Sulzberger family). This is about not only the EU's desire to control Libyan "sweet crude," but also about the West's attempt at stopping the full development of the African Union.

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One last note, there have been photos of Africans being lynched in Libya. We don't know who they are, but we do know there are African Union members sending troops to help Qaddafi against the American backed "rebels."  But remember this, Libyans are black, blue black, dark brown, brown, dark tan, tan and white -- the Africans who are helping Qaddafi are black and the ones fighting Qaddafi are mostly white -- so if there is any lynching going on, it is more likely the white Libyan "rebels" doing the alleged lynching.

But if anyone needs to know the truth about American and EU lies, one has but to look at Pravda and Xinhua news that make clear that, according to their satellites, Qaddafi's air force did not attack the Libyan people. To better understand this, please, please, rent the movie, WAG THE DOG to see how Hollywood makes movies to help America lie to the world in order to continue their empire and colonial building.

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Sam Hamod, Ph.D. is a graduate professor; he has taught courses in creative writing, politics, religion, mass media and intercultural relations. He has one of the very few PhDs awarded by The Writers Workshop of The Univ. of Iowa, has published 12 (more...)

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