Now that the CIA's proxy army has murdered Gaddafi,
what next for Libya?
If Washington's plans succeed, Libya will become
another American puppet state. Most of the cities, towns, and infrastructure
have been destroyed by air strikes by the air forces of the US and Washington's
NATO puppets. US and European firms will now get juicy contracts, financed by
US taxpayers, to rebuild Libya. The new real estate will be carefully allocated
to lubricate a new ruling class picked by Washington. This will put Libya
firmly under Washington's thumb.
With Libya conquered, AFRICOM will start on the
other African countries where China has energy and mineral investments. Obama
has already sent US troops to Central Africa under the guise of defeating the
Lord's Resistance Army, a small insurgency against the ruling
dictator-for-life. The Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, welcomed
the prospect of yet another war by declaring that sending US troops into Central
Africa "furthers US national security interests and foreign policy." Republican
Senator James Inhofe added a gallon of moral verbiage about saving "Ugandan
children," a concern the senator did not have for Libya's children or
Palestine's, Iraq's, Afghanistan's and Pakistan's.
Washington has revived the Great Power Game and is
vying with China. Whereas China brings Africa investment and gifts of
infrastructure, Washington sends troops, bombs and military bases. Sooner or
later, Washington's aggressiveness toward China and Russia is going to explode in
Where is the money going to come from to finance
Washington's African Empire? Not from Libya's oil. Big chunks of that have been
promised to the French and British for providing cover for Washington's latest
war of naked aggression. Not from tax revenues from a collapsing US economy
where unemployment, if measured correctly, is 23 percent.
With Washington's annual budget deficit as huge as
it is, the money can only come from the printing press.
Washington has already run the printing press enough
to raise the consumer price index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) to 3.9% for
the year (as of the end of September), the consumer price index for urban wage
earners and clerical workers (CPI-W) to 4.4% for the year, and the producer
price index (PPI) to 6.9% for the year.
As statistician John Williams (shadowstats.com
) has shown, the official
inflation measures are rigged in order to hold down cost-of-living adjustments
to Social Security recipients, thus saving money for Washington's wars. When
measured correctly, the current rate of inflation in the US is
What interest rate can savers get without taking
massive risks on Greek bonds? US banks pay less than one-half of one percent on
FDIC-insured savings deposits. Short-term US government bond funds pay
Thus, according to official US government statistics
American savers are losing between 3.9% and 4.4% of their capital yearly.
According to John Williams' estimate of the real rate of inflation, US savers
are losing 11.5% of their accumulated savings.
As retired Americans receive no interest on their
savings, they are having to spend down their capital. The ability of even the
most prudent retirees to survive the negative rate of interest they are
receiving and the erosion by inflation of any pensions that they receive will
come to an end once their accumulated assets are exhausted.
Except for Washington's favored mega-rich, the one
percent that has captured all of the income gains of recent years, the rest of
America has been assigned to the trash can. Nothing whatsoever has been done for
them since the financial crisis hit in December 2007. Bush and Obama, Republican
and Democrat, have focused on saving the 1 percent while giving the finger to
the 99 percent.
Finally, some Americans, though not enough, have
caught on to the flag-waving rah-rah "patriotism" that has consigned them to the
trash bin of history. They are not going down without a fight and are in the
streets. Occupy Wall Street has spread. What will be the fate of this
Will the snow and ice of cold weather end the
protests, or send them into public buildings? How long will the local
authorities, subservient to Washington as they are, tolerate the obvious signal
that the population lacks any confidence whatsoever in the
If the protests last, especially if they grow and
don't decline, the authorities will infiltrate the protesters with police
provocateurs who will fire on the police. This will be the excuse to shoot down
the protesters and to arrest the survivors as "terrorists" or "domestic
extremists" and to send them to the $385 million dollar camps built under US
government contract by Cheney's Halliburton.
The Amerikan Police State will have taken its next
step into the Amerikan Concentration Camp State.
Meanwhile, lost in their oblivion, conservatives
will continue to bemoan the ruination of the country by homosexual marriage,
abortion, and "the liberal media." Liberal organizations committed to civil
liberty, such as the ACLU, will continue to rank a woman's right to an abortion
with defense of the US Constitution. Amnesty International will assist
Washington in demonizing its next target for military attack while turning a
blind eye to the war crimes of President Obama.
When we consider what Israel has gotten away with,
being as it is under Washington's bought protection -- the war crimes, the murders
of children, the eviction in total disregard of international law of
Palestinians from their ancestral homes, the bulldozing of their houses and
uprooting of their olive groves in order to move in fanatical "settlers," the
murderous invasions of Lebanon and Gaza, the wholesale slaughter of
civilians -- we can only conclude that Washington, Israel's enabler, can get away
with far more.
In the few opening years of the 21st century,
Washington has destroyed the US Constitution, the separation of powers,
international law, the accountability of government, and has sacrificed every
moral principle to achieving hegemony over the world. This ambitious agenda is
being attempted while simultaneously Washington removed all regulation over Wall
Street, the home of massive greed, permitting Wall Street's short-term horizon
to wreck the US economy, thus destroying the economic basis for Washington's
assault on the world.
Will the US collapse in economic chaos before it
rules the world?