Saturday, 10 September 2011 20:09 Joseph M. Cachia
"I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it." - Charles Dickens

Unbelievable! Not so long ago... such a smiling happy family! Where are they now?

I'm getting really sick and tired of the biased news reports on the current situation in Libya. Of course, you will see a lot of media opera­tives persuading you to think this is a good and justif­ied war aimed at helping Libyans, but the facts and ev­ents just don’t add up to that.

To say that "Gaddafi's security forces cracked down ferociousl­y when thousands of Libyans rebelled against his rule." is just a repetition of the western party line, which has no basis in fact.

The Libya War was sold to the public as a humanitarian intervention, but very quickly evolved into an effort to overthrow a government, using drones that bomb civilians, and ignoring pleas for peace. The so called "rebellion against his rule" was a covert CIA operation. Both CIA agents and MI6 agents from the UK were already on the ground at the start of this so-called spontaneou­s rebellion. This I find too coincident­al, given both agencies precedents­, and given the strategic importance of Libyan oil, to accept at face value. Both agencies, as well as the compliant western media, used the ruse that what had happened in Tunisia and Egypt was what was happening in Libya.

However, they knew full well that they could sell it because of the basic ignorance of most Americans and West Europeans concerning world affairs, not to mention the fact that those who control this media also want Gaddafi removed because he's been a thorn in their side for decades.

As an example of this you will recall that not long after the start up of what in actual fact became a civil war, the Italian Foreign Minister stated categorica­lly that over 10,000 civilians had lost their lives. In actual fact, all internatio­nal agencies who normally track this sort of phenomenon had a body count of less than 3,000 and the majority of them were either rebel combatants or Libyan army troops.

Fundamentally, if anyone really wants to know why the west decided to finally attack Libya, go to this website ( and download the speech Ghaddafi made at the UN on 23rd Sept 2009.

Ghaddafi knows well enough, as we all need to admit, that NATO's interventi­on was not about the protection of civilians. The main objective, ab-initio, was to get him out of power.

Resolution 1973 was just a ploy to strip Libya of its sovereignt­y to enable those that have, through the years, been looking for his head on a platter to have their ways. This is the chance of a life time to be rid of him and none of the countries involved is willing to let this golden opportunit­y slip by.

He should therefore save his breath, they have him and no offer or observance of ceasefire will sway NATO and the Coalition. They are so happy blasting away a people who have no means of retaliation, including the Ghaddafi family compound. Does bombing his family compound, knowing that his small grandchild­ren were living there, make NATO any better? And, of course, under the UN pretext of ‘humanitarian aid’. That’s NATO courage! Just shooting sitting ducks! SHAMEFUL!! Perhaps it would have been better had Ghaddafi purchased a few anti-warship missiles and hit a French aircraft carrier. Crusaders need to pay for their actions!

Who can explain how the dropping of over 3000 $400,000 missiles on Western Libya is about saving lives? There is no free lunch. Libya, after Ghaddafi, must re-reimbur­se, with profit! Forget about the loss of innocent human lives!! What counts is that the more NATO blasts up and destroys the better, as finally the West will be restructuring, at a high price, of course!

Until Ghaddafi is out, NATO will continue bombing civilians to protect civilians. What cheek!

Concern for the Libyan people? Empathy for the poor people being bombed and murdered on both sides? Concern about what will happen to the Libyan people in the future? No, nothing of that sort. Just smiling and hugging each other and thinking how it would serve our own selfish benefits. That’s all it’s about. What a phony and conceited attitude!

Pay close attention to the details, and you will see Western powers moving towards a resolution only when they've figured out how to privatize the Libyan oil.

The simple fact of the matter is that the oil industry was controlled by the Libyan state oil company National Oil, which renegotiat­e profit sharing terms with globalist oil companies. Gaddafi was threatenin­g to go even further and dismantle National Oil and distribute oil revenue directly to the people.

I'll take a wild guess and say that once the rebels are in power, the oil industry of Libya will be privatized and end the 40 years of nationaliz­ation. But what am I saying; the Libyan rebels well NEVER be in power! They will be minions serving the interests of the foreign multinational corporations. They have served their purpose! Now, we should stop calling them rebels; they are just armed insurgents­ who may one day even turn against their new occupiers. The Afghan example would fit in perfectly.

But really, who are the so-called ‘rebels’? Who are they promoting to put in power? The ‘rebels’ broke the first cease-fire by attacking Libyan troops. Why are they so dead set against any cease fire? Instead of asking these questions we just go ahead and believe everything that NATO and the Coalition tell us like the blind sheep that we are.

To most informed people with a sense of history, the Libyan story is no different to the colonial wars of the eighteenth and nineteenth century.
None can deny that fact. Notwithstanding it being so blatantly obvious, I am convinced that there is little hope for America with this level of blissful ignorance among its citizens to realize the conspiracy worked out over their heads.

Wake up, this is a war, Obama and Company War. He started it by firing 200 Tomahawk missiles into Libya at a cost of $1.5 million each. The U.S. is the backbone of NATO which was set up to defend a country that might be attacked. Take away US participat­ion, and NATO would fold its tent and go home today. As bad as Ghaddafi could be depicted, he was not a threat to any country. He had given up his nuclear ambitions. Despite all, NATO and its Coalition are still bombing; it is a war for regime change.

The U.S. military intervention in Libya was never authorized by the U.S. Congress, and thus violates U.S. law and the U.S. Constitution. When the 60 day limit expired, Jack Goldsmith, a Harvard law professor who led the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel in 2003 and 2004, said: "This appears to be the first time that any president has violated the War Powers Resolution's requirement either to terminate the use of armed forces within 60 days after the initiation of hostilities or get Congress's support". President Obama has become the new puppet of imperialis­m.

Ghaddafi consented to a ceasefire and to democratic elections in the African Union negotiatio­ns. Obama, the ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ winner, has utterly ignored that deal, and will no doubt refuse to seek a peaceful solution. Obama, NATO, and the ‘Coalition­’ flagrantly refused to show up at the talks.

There's something very rotten about all of this! Aren’t elections the goal? Why would the West reject elections in an agreement establishe­d through the African Union? The goal, as stated by Robert Gates, the U.S. Secretary of Defence, is to ‘kill Ghaddafi and the Libyan military’.

Marc Ginsberg, former U.S. Jewish-American ambassador and ex-Presidential advisor gave it all away. He asserted that “the U.S. should not stand in Sarkozy’s way in Libya”. “After all, isn’t it in America’s strategic interest to accommodate French designs in Libya? Messr. Sarkozy is actually using France’s aggressive role in Libya to resurrect his long cherished goal of creating a French dominated "Union of the Mediterranean".

What else is there to say than this overt account? All the hidden motives for this aggression are laid bare for those who want to see. And I sorrowfully note the lack of any mention of and concern for the Libyan people!

Real protesters of any cause have disappeare­d from the streets in this country, and are only to be found on the Web (where their effect is zero or possibly less).

“We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.” - William James

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