Why Libya Was Attacked - by Stephen Lendman
NATO wants to colonize, occupy and plunder Libya.
Obama's March 28, 2011 address at the National Defense University was true to form. It reeked of duplicity, hypocrisy, and ball-faced lies, saying:
"For generations, the United States of America has played a unique role as an anchor of global security and as an advocate for human freedom."
"....(W)e are reluctant to use force to solve the world's many challenges."
"But when our interests and values are at stake, we have a responsibility to act. That's what happened in Libya...."- Advertisement -
For decades, Libya was "ruled by a tyrant....He has denied his people freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorized people around the world - including Americans who were killed by Libyan agents.">/blockquote>
Substitute Washington for Libya and he got it right. America is a rogue terror state, a menacing plague on humanity.
Democratic values, human and civil rights, and rule of law principles are non-starters.
Only corporate and imperial interests matter, not equity, justice, peace on earth, and government of, by and for the people while respecting the sovereign rights of other nations.
NATO's war on Libya was planned many months in advance like all wars. Why is most important, or put another way - cui bono?
Official accounts and media scoundrels never explain. Dozens of previous articles discussed relevant issues and answers, including one summarizing what's most important. More on that below.
Historical Facts About Libya- Advertisement -
Like most parts of Africa for centuries, European colonial powers ravaged Libya. During the 1911 Turko/Italian war, Libya was invaded and attacked. Twenty years of resistance challenged Italian colonizers.
From 1911 - 1943, Italy's occupation was brutal. Libyans never forgot. After WW II, America, Britain and France dominated the region. In 1951, they combined three distinct regions into Libya - Cyrenaica in the east, Tripolitania in the west, and Fezzan in the south.
Britain enthroned King Idriss. He let America, Britain and France retain military bases and pursue corporate interests. America's Wheelus Air Base near Tripoli dominated the Mediterranean Basin. Washington wants one or more super-bases built on Libyan land as launching pads against the region.