"This has nothing to do with a popular uprising. The Libyan people love Gaddafi, as I was able to see when I went to Libya", Berlusconi said on September 9, 2011, during a party meeting in Rome. "Powerful people decided to give life to a new era by trying to oust Gaddafi," said Berlusconi, as reported by the Italian news agency ANSA.
Earlier in July, Berlusconi had already said he was against NATO intervention in Libya but "had to go along with it", He added: "What choice did I have considering America's pressure, President Georgio Napolitano's stance, and the Parliament's decision?" therewith exposing the fragility of the alliance trying to murder Gaddafi. Berlusconi had indicted himself, for Italy had actively participated in the bombing of Libya since April 28. Day and night, Italian fighter jets took off from Birgi Trapani air force base in Sicily and from the aircraft carrier Garibaldi to drop their deadly cargo over the former Italian colony.
General Wesley Clark reveled in 2007 that, "the Pentagon secretly planned back in 2001 to to take out seven Middle East countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran." So how to explain Russia giving a green light to just one more 'humanitarian intervention blitz? Was there pressure on President Medvedev to cut a favorable economic deal with the West from Russia's business community still heavily dominated by the oligarchs who arose to power buying up state enterprises of the self-dissolving Soviet Union? In line with our synopsis that points to understanding private investment finance capital as driving before it everything else, is an article of economic interest published in Russia a week into the bombing.
"Bombing of Libya -- Punishment for Gaddafi for His Attempt to Refuse US Dollar' , kir-t34.livejournal.com/14869.html - Bortovoi Journal, Russia, 3/26/11
Meanwhile, as the destruction, screaming and dying proceeded according to investment necessities, the great sharks were circling in. We get it from the horse's mouth:
World Bank's Zoellick: Hopes Bank Will Have Role In Libya by Jeffrey Sparshott DOW JONES NEWSWIRES , 4/14/11
WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- World Bank President Robert Zoellick Thursday said he hopes the institution will have a role rebuilding Libya as it emerges from current unrest.
Most of what the reader has read up to here was published by your author beginning from two and three months after that 'Day of Rage' was called for from a Libyan exile organization, in London funded, if not as well founded, by the CIA:
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On May 9, China Gave Go-Ahead for Neocolonial Capitalist Destruction of Socialist Libya Why? Part I https://www.opednews.com/articles/China-Gave-Go-Ahead-for-Ne-by-Jay-Janson-110508-132.html
On June, 2011, There Was No Libyan Peaceful Protest Just Murderous Gangs and Nic Robertson ntercurrents.org/janson160611.htm; on