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.
Gaddafi, Chairman of the African Union, another great leader of African Unity, will be removed as were Nkruma and Patrice Lumumba before him.
C apitalism's Warplanes: CIA & al Qaida Destroy Socialist Libya's 53rd Highest Living Standard
(An imperative more basic than keeping US backed dictators in power and eliminating non-capitalist regimes is at work in Libya and the Middle East. An imperative that has created all wars. It is imperative for private investment financial capital to accumulate, and to accumulate at an ever increasing rate, pushing the wealthy owners of capital into ever new variations of same ancient conspiracy of the rich against the poor
"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.
[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.