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Quoting from the Russia-Insider article by Daniela Pozzati, republished from Italy's Panorama Magazine, Putin-Medvedev Divorce? It's Only a Matter of Time , 1/28/2014 "President Putin is about to dismiss Prime Minister Medvedev over the latter's appeasing attitude towards the West, according to Panorama, Italy's leading political weekly."

"In January of 2014, a Russian documentary film on the Libya crisis openly accused Medvedev of "treason" for his compliant, pro-Western handling of the crisis, and supine acceptance of its outcome.
Among the first Siloviki to point the finger at Medvedev were Evgeny Primakov, former prime minister and head of Russia's foreign secret services, and Vladimir Chamov, Russian ambassador to Libya at the time of the crisis, removed for objecting to the very toppling of Gaddafi.
Retired general Leonid Ivashov said during the Libya documentary: "Unfortunately Russian presidents cannot be prosecuted for treason."
The above quoted, phrases, "appeasing attitude towards the West," and "accused him of 'treason' for his compliant, pro-Western handling of the crisis," refer to Medvedev, when he was President, ordering his Ambassador to the UN not use Russia's veto power to block the No Fly Zone resolution that would permit the destruction of wealthy Libya and the assassination of the protector of its socialist revolution Muammar Gaddafi.
Before we read Medvedev's explanation to world media of why he had Russia facilitate an air and sea attack on Libya, let us look 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, the cheapest imaginable gasoline for cars everyone had and 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.

[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."

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.

After forty years of building up Gaddafi as a villain and hateful brutal dictator worth assassination even at the cost of a hundred innocent Libyans as in President Reagan's ordered criminal 1988 airstrike, an abysmally uneducated and diseducated American public and its propagandized allied citizens in Europe, were ready to believe whatever infantile lies US criminal media drummed up.

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]

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.

Medvedev would have had to have had access to all this basic information about Libya and the West's murderous attempts on Gaddafi's life. Medvedev also had to have known of General Wesley Clark revelation in 2007, "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." Medvedev would have known of the US history of interventions in 'civil wars' created for the purpose economic and political control starting with Korea, Greece, Congo, Vietnam, Laos, Dominica Republic, Panama, Haiti, Grenada, and all the falsities promoted in corporate media to justify those bombings, invasions and occupations as humanitarian. Libya was an obvious rush to 'humanitarian attack.' He would, as a schoolchild, have studied the history of the US invading the newly founded Soviet Russia with two armies and how American corporations had invested and joint-ventured with Nazi Germany to build Hitler's Wehrmacht up to world's number one in five years, supposedly only as a bulwark against the USSR, but obviously to invade the USSR. Once President, Medvedev, like all of us, would have also read in Western periodicals of US military preparations in expectation of eventual war with China and Russia.

So how to explain Russia giving a green light to just one more 'humanitarian intervention blitz? Was there pressure on 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' , - Bortovoi Journal, Russia, 3/26/11

"China had announced minting of golden yuan and the Eastern countries also discussed the possibility of golden standard. Mummar Ghaddafi became the earliest initiator of the idea of refusing dollar and euro and called on Arab and African nations to use a new currency instead, the Persian gold dinar. In 2002 Malaysian prime minister Muhammad together with Mummar Ghaddafi proposed initiative to launch golden dinar. At the beginning this idea was approved by Iraq, Sudan and Bruney, next, Indonesia, United Arabian Emirates and other countries joined to it. They began work on this idea. there were some sessions of Ministers of Finance of these countries and the project about refusing from dollar and euro and using golden dinar began to began to come to life. There was a pilot project where golden coins already minted began to be used in Malaysia, Indonesia and Iran. They were even used in common shops and they are still can be used there as well as common banknote money. Once Muammar Ghaddafi comes to drop the bank system and start trading only in gold, he will trade only with countries that have gold. (China has almost cornered the gold market?) " A chain reaction would be expected because everyone is tired of being a slave for the USA Federal Reserve and its head Mr. Bernanke. Because Bernanke gives money in debt for USA (Federal Reserve Font gives money to central Bank of USA). If Muamman Ghaddafi found time to launch golden coins before the war started, not only muslim countries would follow him. There would be many countries, including maybe even Germany. Everyone in the world who doesn't want to be a slave of Bernanke wants to trade for gold.
Gaddafi suggested establishing a united African continent, with its 200 million people using this single currency. During the past year, the idea was approved by many Arab countries and most African countries.
If the Gaddafi government goes down, it will be interesting to watch whether the new central bank [created by the rebels in March] joins the BIS, whether the nationalized oil industry gets sold off to investors, and whether education and healthcare continue to be free."

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