Washington Wants Its Imperial Model Replicated in Libya - by Stephen Lendman
NATO destroyed peaceful nonbelligerent Libya.
Washington ran NATO's imperial war against Libya to colonize, occupy and plunder another vassal state. Democracy and humanitarian considerations are non-starters. Only wealth and power matters.
Libyans will be ruthlessly exploited. Decades of vital social gains are lost. NATO turned Libya into a charnel house. Tens of thousands of corpses bear testimony.
Major media scoundrels lied about war objectives from inception. Now they cheerlead ravaged Libya's success. Correspondents there see one thing and report another. They make pimps, prostitutes and dope peddlers look respectable in comparison.
Peaceful nonbelligerent Libya was ravaged, raped, and devastated. Many thousands became homeless refugees.
Impoverishment and misery afflicts them. Kosovars, Iraqis, Afghans, and others know it's coming wherever NATO shows up. Only sustained liberating struggles can change things. Libyans are committed for the long haul to achieve it.
On October 30, Mathaba headlined, "Libyan Freedom Fighters vow to fight on against NATO and its rebels," saying:
NATO's "war is far from over." In fact, it just began. In Tripoli, Bani Walid, and other cities, Libyans are committed to live free and restore direct democratic Jamahiriya government.
"Enraged by the acts of retribution by the NATO-rebels, tribesmen say their men are already trying to regroup into a new insurgency movement in and around the strategic desert" area south of Tripoli.
"The Warfalla men of Tripoli and elsewhere are sending around text messages, saying:"
"We need to gather and do something about this. Let's gather! Let's gather!"
Home-based in Bani Walid, Warfalla's Libya's largest tribe and most influential with around one-sixth of the population. Their members are everywhere across the country. They reject NATO colonization, occupation, plunder and enslavement.
Like Sirte, Bani Walid was ravaged. Both cities resemble ghost towns after thousands fled NATO terror bombing and indiscriminate rebel rat shelling. However, people are slowly returning, "only to discover that many family homes had been ruined. There is still no water and electricity."
Angry tribesmen vow to fight back to the death. On October 29, Mathaba discussed what they lost headlining, "16 Things Libya Will Never See Under NATO-Rebel Regime," listing benefits Gaddafi provided, including: