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Time to Expose Media Manufactured Uprising CIA Terrorists US-NATO Air Strikes On Wealthy Libya

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As murderous mainstream media allows a window of topicality reporting Libyans in Tripoli again under siege, anti-imperialists should be encouraged to try again to have the public know the truth about the colonial powers' annihilation of Africa's most prosperous nation. Euronews describes the present distribution of undemocratic forces in Libya today in 'Why is the world reluctant to condemn Khalifa Haftar, Libya's military commander?' By Rachael Kennedy last updated 04/07/2019. https://www.euronews.com/2019/07/04/why-is-the-world-reluctant-to-condemn-khalifa-haftar-libya-s-military-commander

- Libya has an internationally-recognised government the Government of National Accord (GNA) that was put together by the UN in 2016 in a bid to stabilize the country after the bloody overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. In April, 75-year-old General Khalifa Haftar ordered his forces toward Tripoli in a bid to topple the GNA and take control of the country. Air strikes, which killed dozens of people, have been blamed on military commander Khalifa Haftar and his self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA). A UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting failed to agree on a statement condemning deadly airstrikes on a migrant detention centre.

Trump appeared to take matters into his own hands in a phone call with Haftar who has US citizenship in which he praised his "significant role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya's oil resources," a White House statement said. Officials later said the US president had further endorsed the ongoing assault on Tripoli, Bloomberg reported.

This turnaround is said to have caught Trump's advisors off guard and was also noted that it came just two weeks after his phone call with Haftar's main allies Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed.

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France has been accused of playing both sides of the conflict. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitri Peskov maintains that "Moscow is not taking part" in the renewed fighting "in any way" but Russia also refused to approve a statement calling on Haftar to halt his offensive in early April. Haftar has also been hosted by Russia several times. Turkey and Algeria support the GNA, while Egypt and Saudi Arabia support the LNA.

Let us look back at a peaceful and prosperous Libya, just five weeks before the UN Security Council voted to bomb it, to the first week of February 2011, when the UN Quality of Life Index of 2010 had Libya ranked the 53rd highest nation, ahead of nine European nations (including Russia), a beautiful well kept Arab Socialist country, where everyone owned their own home, enjoyed free and modern health care, free good education up through PhD, a low infant mortality, and the cheapest imaginable gasoline for cars. Citizens were free from exploitation as all wage labor was strictly forbidden in the Libyan constitution of a real decentralized democracy in which everyone participated at the local assemblies level where all issues of state concern were discussed before sending delegates to the central assembly of government in Tripoli. Political parties, or gangs of foreign backed professional politicians, were illegal.

In 'Gaddafi's Libya was Africa's Most Prosperous Democracy,' Zimbabwean Garikai Chengu, a fellow at the Du Bois Institute for African Research at Harvard University, writes, "Contrary to popular belief, Libya, which western media described as 'Gaddafi's military dictatorship', was in actual fact one of the world's most democratic States," and describes this in detail. "Even the New York Times, which was always highly critical of Colonel Gaddafi, conceded that in Libya, the intention was that "everyone is involved in every decision. "Tens of thousands of people take part in local committee meetings to discuss issues and vote on everything from foreign treaties to building schools."

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Get interested in US led White folks crimes against humanity.

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Jay is a dedicated and faithful writer.

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Despite the obviousness of the conclusion of White folks crimes against humanity, Jay Gould might characterize this as historical contingency. The breadth and scope of human malfeasance is just that...human. The fact that whites went all out in conquest at a critical time in human history when no other nonwhite had perfected such an onslaught at scale is the contingency for where we are now.

It seems to me, that is the human mind that must decide whether human stewards this beautiful planet will rise to become aspirational or fall taking the entire bios down.

Just as the chief Volgon, Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy ordered its authorities upon hearing lies from earthling stowaways about how sensitive and wanting to be loved Volgons are, consequently ordered: "Throw them off the Ship" in this case a space ship... so must human earthlings act by throwing the lying, thieving, murdering oligarchs off the Earth...no spacesuit, nothing - just a monumental heave ho into the void.

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The Socialist tyrant had to go before people in the USA got wind of how well off the people of Libya were treated and the UN played a part in his demise. The audacity of the horrible dictator Gaddafi actually using natural resources belonging to the country, and hence the population, to benefit the people rather than a select few corporations.

We must thank Obama, Hillary, and the UN for making it so much better in Libya.

Wait! Should they be thanked or tried for crimes against humanity? I think the latter.

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It doesn't hurt to be reminded of all the things many of us knew when all of this unfolded. Greed and evil on an unimaginable scale took place. These were crimes against humanity and they will never be punished, they never are.

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Thank you for a great and very important article.

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