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Sham Libyan Elections
Democracy wasn't on the ballot.
by Stephen Lendman
In 2011, Washington-led NATO forces destroyed Libya. It was ravaged, not liberated.
Humanitarian intervention was cover to wage war. "Responsibility to protect (R2P)" was subterfuge to colonize and plunder another country.
Tens of thousands were killed. Vital social services were lost. Imperial control replaced Jamahiriya governance. Pre-2011 Libya no longer exists.
Libyans call what NATO wrought "dimacracy." Dima in Arabic is blood. NATO gains control by shedding it.
An illegitimate National Transitional Council (NTC) was appointed. Puppet leader Mustafa Abdul Jalil was made chairman.
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