That Gaddafi was for sure going to kill the Libyans he had lead so well for forty years was sold to the gullible US and European public as Obama's and NATO leaders' sole reason to bomb the Libyan government - bomb on the pretext of creating a no fly zone. A no fly zone call created by anti-Gaddafi's Libya Western media. There had been videos of a couple planes shot down but none of planes attacking civilian population, only verbal accusations by telereporters Nic Robertson and Anderson Cooper, who for days pointed to the same bomb crater outside of town but admitting no one was hurt. Libya's small air force did finally play a part in turning around the pickup trucks mounted with large anti-air craft and antitank guns headed for Tripoli.
Within less than a couple of weeks, awesome billions of dollars were stolen by Obama with all U.S controlled international finance institutions collaborating. Then U.S. NATO air strikes came to be ordered by a U.S. controlled UN Security Council in which China and Russia didn't dare interfere. (Though China lost billions of dollars worth of construction projects and being the prime purchaser of Libya's oil.)
U.S. and EU investors see opportunities as oil rich Libya will be stopped from selling oil to China and will be stopped from minting gold dinars to replace the the dollar and euro and stopped from pushing for African Unity to halt continued white world investor exploitation.
[Documentation for the above section on Libya's suffering was provided in a previously OEN published comprehensive history from Feb. 15 through April 26 see copious footnotes in Capitalism's Warplanes: CIA & al Qaida Destroy Socialist Libya's 53rd Highest Living Standard .]
"When Britain lost control of Egypt in 1956, Prime Minister Anthony Eden said he wanted the nationalist president Gamal Abdel Nasser "destroyed " murdered " I don't give a damn if there's anarchy and chaos in Egypt". Those insolent Arabs, Winston Churchill had urged in 1951, should be driven "into the gutter from which they should never have emerged".
The language of colonialism may have been modified; the spirit and the hypocrisy are unchanged. A new imperial phase is unfolding in direct response to the Arab uprising that began in January and has shocked Washington and Europe, causing an Eden-style panic. The loss of the Egyptian tyrant Mubarak was grievous, though not irretrievable; an American-backed counter-revolution is under way as the military regime in Cairo is seduced with new bribes and power shifting from the street to political groups that did not initiate the revolution. The western aim, as ever, is to stop authentic democracy and reclaim control.
The assault on Libya, a crime under the Nuremberg standard, is Britain's 46th military "intervention" in the Middle East since 1945. Like its imperial partners, Britain's goal is to control Africa's oil."
[from Welcome to the Violent World of [Barack Obama] by John Pilger
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.
Ordinary Americans have been reduced from good common folk to commercial TV mesmerized dolts slap happily putting themselves on the side of the military of "an American government owned by a conspiracy of the strongest financiers of the wealthy' (Franklin Delano Roosevelt writing confidentially in 1932). This amoral human machine has been intent on producing war after war for profit since the war of 1812, the wars against Native Americans, and the war of independence from England.
Enjoy the holiday weekend. What the hell, that's why we mourn. We mourn all the enjoyments the war dead missed out on.
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