As the news of murder of Libya's revolutionary leader, Chairman of the African Union and defender of Africa from European neocolonial murderous exploitation was still fresh, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared a laugh with a television news reporter moments after hearing the Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi had been killed.
"We came, we saw, he died," she joked when told of news reports of Qaddafi's death by an aide in between formal interviews."
Clinton was in Tripoli earlier that week for talks with leaders of Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC).
The reporter asked if Qaddafi's death had anything to do with her surprise visit to show support for the Libyan people.
"No," she replied, before rolling her eyes and saying "I'm sure it did" with a chuckle.
[CBS News October 20, 2011http://www.cbsnews.com/news/clinton-on-qaddafi-we-came-we-saw-he-died/]
Just four months earlier, as British and French warplanes and warships destroyed Libya's defense force and militias, and hunted its leader, a near million Libyans had wildly demonstrated on the outskirts of Tripoli for their hero Gadaffi and their Green Book Arab socialist and wealthy nation. The massive rallies of nearly a million within a total Libyan population of a little over six million, expressed the Libyan people's firm opposition to US led NATO's 'humanitarian intervention' to such an astounding degree that Libya's well educated personable spokesperson Seif Gadaffi seemed happily convinced that the NATO attack would have to end in the face of such huge demonstrations against it.
Your author shall never forget seeing on a European news site, an overjoyed Saif Gaddafi elated, smiling happily, trilled, relieved, convinced that the nightmare was over because a million, or more Libyans in a total population of little more than six, were wildly demonstrating with green flags for Gaddafi and their Jamahiriva or green book government on the outskirts of Tripoli even as NATO warplanes bombed within earshot. His elation was contagious, and for a moment or two I too naively thought yes, they would have to stop bombing for this overwhelming evidence that it was wrong.
Then I remembered the incredible seeming omniscient ability of Western media to blackout news. Of course, with world opinion always in it craw, 'mainstream media' simply never reported these massive demonstrations for Gaddafi and against the US NATO UN sponsored continuous bombing then already at this juncture three and half months long. Non-Western media covering the demonstrations did note that the bombings of Tripoli "had declined since the rise of the marches in Tripoli with a shift to increased bombing of other parts of Libya."
Readers may view a few of the non-Western reports with videos and photos and if interested read the full translation of Gaddafi's long speech of July 1, 2011 and HUGE PRO GADDAFI RALLY IN TRIPOLI - RAW FOOTAGE, 7/2/2011, www.blacklistednews.com/?news_id=14505 or videos can be seen with Gadaffi addressing the multitude by hookup to remote location at
The large majority of the population was not fooled by the Benghazi-based Transitional Council (made up of Western banking friends, al-Qaeda members funded by Western intelligence and Libyan 'rebels'). It was so bloody obvious to even modestly knowledgeable people abroad that Libya's former genocidal colonial masters the British and the French led by the US were simply reconquering their former colony rich with oil. The rallies indicating overwhelming popular support for Colonel Qaddafi in contrast to the usual stereotypical descriptions in the Western media, simply remain even today unreported by neocolonial wars promoting Western media. The mainstream media of European allies either casually dismissed the significance of these public gatherings directed against NATO intervention or has failed to even report them. Just so has US media blacked out all mention of Martin Luther King's world shaking 1943 New York sermon Beyond Vietnam - a Time to Break Silence [click here] for seventy-three years. April 4,1943, every newspaper outside the US had large type bold headlines reading 'King Calls US the Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World.' King nailed his government for "atrocity wars and covert violence on three continents since 1945 meant to maintain US predatory investments." and held all Americans including himself responsible for "refusing to give up the privileges and the pleasures that comes from the immense profits of overseas investments." But ask around among young people in the US, and one gets a blank look and a 'never heard of it.'
Neither would conglomerate US media ever report that only one month BEFORE Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's gloating and bragging as having had a hand in Gadaffi's (brutal) death, long term Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had made an abject belated public confession, speaking before Italian reporters regarding huge Italian protests against NATO's war on Libya and its current relentless terror bombing during a strike for better work conditions in Rome in which the cry of union members was, "There is a silent massacre going on in Libya!" and "Don't let Sirte, Bani Walid and Sebha become the new Fallujah or the new Guernica".
Berlusconi, who has been a friend of Gaddafi till Italy became one of the leading countries behind NATO's war against Libya in March spoke as follows:
"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 Friday during a party meeting in Rome.
He said he suspects there was a plot against Gaddafi.
"Powerful people decided to give life to a new era by trying to oust Gaddafi," Berlusconi said, according to Italian news agency ANSA.
In July Berlusconi already said he was against NATO intervention in Libya but "had to go along with it", therewith exposing the fragility of the alliance trying to murder Gaddafi.
He added: "What choice did I have considering America's pressure, President Georgio Napolitano's stance, and the Parliament's decision?" [Berlusconi says Libyans love Qaddafi: as Italians protest against NATO, Voltairenet.org www.voltairenet.org/article171382.html]
Let the reader look at a peaceful and prosperous Libya, just five weeks before the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was urging the UN Security Council vote 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, the cheapest imaginable gasoline for cars - everyone was by law free from exploitation as even 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 profession politicians, were illegal.
CNN, NY Times et al. have never reported that Libya, as opposed to desperately poor Egypt and Yemen had been enjoying a higher standard of living than nine European nations including Russia. Rather, they continued emphasizing Western media concocted misnomer 'Arab Spring' and long term condemnation of Gaddafi over his entire four decades of leadership of Libya and funding the movement for African Union as it Chairman.
For almost as long as Cuba's Fidel Castro, Gaddafi had been slandered in the world's monolithic corporate powerful daily news media by innuendo and lies denigrating Gaddafi ever since 1969, when he led the bloodless revolution that replaced a British imposed King with a solid Arab socialist government. Using revenue from the oil that had been previously stolen by Britten and France, Gaddafi brought ht Libya up from the poorest to the most prosperous nation in Africa, and was building the largest Aquifer ever created. A great underground river was bringing water to Benghazi and greening the desert.
Gaddafi had revived Nkruma's African Union and was funding organizations that were fighting against the genocidal machinations of continuing European exploitation of Africa through financing tribal strife as the colonial powers have always done. Gaddafi was blocking US military's AFRICON penetration in North Africa. Highly dangerous for the US and European establishment, Libya had begun minting part of the 44 billion US$ in gold held in Libya's State Bank, threatening the US dollar as world currency.
Gaddafi, whose position officially was Defender of the Revolution, had made himself a greater target of assassination and vilification than Fidel Castro was for the speculative investors in neocolonial plundering who dominate the planet. In addition, Gaddafi, by his recent apology to African leaders on behalf of Arab nations for past Arab involvement in the African slave trade had infuriated extremists in neighboring Arab nations tightly allied with, and serving the foreign policy of Western powers.
Controlled media ridiculed Gaddafi, when he spoke as Chairman of the African Union in his 2009 address to the UN General Assembly. Gaddafi was the first and only delegate to ever to call for investigation of the UN itself for its role in the horrific loss of lives in Palestine and Korea. He demanded that besides those in Vietnam, Iraq, and that all bombings, invasions and occupations by US NATO forces must be investigated to seek justice and compensation for victims and survivors. Gaddafi bitterly explained the UN Charter's provisions were all negated by the domination of a "Council of Terror" (Security Council) controlled by the Colonial Powers. No one else had, or has since, addressed the UN General Assembly asking that international law be brought to bear for the purpose of that just compensation, which3 would surely make investment in profitable crimes against humanity unprofitable and thus inoperable.
America's CIA fed war establishment media had had little difficulty getting public opinion to accept their pinning the bombing of a Pan Am passenger plane on him. The world satellite audience of a CNN-New York Times led media cartel would never question the absurdity that a successful leader of a revolution that had saved tens of thousand of lives in bringing his once colonially impoverished people to have the best living standard in Africa, could have possibly have had an motive to order the mass murder of a plane load of innocent human beings. Gadaffi, in an unfortunate rush to see lifted the sanctions unjustly put Libyan oil for an unproven accusation, showed an amazing willingness to trust a Western court in an setup arena. The trial, according to the most highly placed legal authorities observing, was a travesty of justice. See [The case remains unsolved, as the man convicted died before his second appeal came up. See US News & World Report 1/2/2009 The Lockerbie Case by Nathan Thrall lockerbiecase.blogspot.com]
Though the 2008 Humanitarian U.S.-Libya Comprehensive Claims Settlement Agreement contributed to by American companies in Libya, unequivocally stated that "this agreement is being pursued on a purely humanitarian basis and does not constitute an admission of fault by either party," Western media easily brought most viewers around the world to believe to the contrary that Gaddafi had admitted bombing the plane.