The cat is now finally out of the bag. U.S. CIA operatives are operating in
It has long been know that the
For its part
But Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi (there are at least 400 English language spellings of his name based on transliteration from the Arabic, and I just prefer sticking with the Old School 1990s official Libyan spelling, by the way) has remained in power, seeking to become an African transformative figure in the mold of his North African, socialist neighbor and mentor Egyptian President Gamel Abdel Nasser, and West African icon, former Ghanaian President Osageyfo Kwame Nkrumah.
So here is where the intrigue comes into the picture. Western (i.e. European, read Caucasian) strategists have long feared the rise of a Black Messianic figure who would rise and lead Africa, or African Americans to seek, in plain language: “revenge.” That’s just what any sane White Man would seek against those who robbed his continent of its human population, enslaved them for 400 years, colonized his Motherland, and raped and plundered its natural resources.
In this country, the FBI operated a treacherous Counter Intelligence Program (acronym COINTELPRO) in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Its stated objective was to infiltrate, destabilize and destroy Black movements during the Civil Rights era, in order to “prevent the rise of a Black Messiah.” Brother Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were prime candidates for such a designation, and both, clearly paid a painful price.
Does a leopard change its spots? Just because COINTELPRO was exposed, and the
The recent revelations that the CIA has been operating in
There apparently wasn’t enough popular support for a massive groundswell of popular, peaceful, anti-government sentiment to get the job done, so they called in all their high-level “assets.” Military officers, diplomats and other civilian government officials began defecting. Of course, some were sincere and likely genuinely fed up with Qaddafi’s leadership and the lack of opportunities for others to ever lead, and even with the government’s policies. But the plot seems too conveniently contrived for me to accept.
So, the answer was obvious. if U.S. policy makers did not want a Black Messiah to rise up in this country, they certainly would not want one in Africa, with oil wealth and a fraternal bond with the other leaders of the wealthiest, still unexploited continent on earth–Africa.
The solution therefore was simple. “Take him out. By any means necessary. Any old excuse would do” to get rid of Qaddafi, and so when the rebellion swept
And here we are today, headed for a military stalemate, another quagmire, for the first time now, on the African continent.