Libya: Mafia ‘hit’ not a rebellion

I think I’ve figured out what really happened in Libya over the last seven months or so. This was a Western European “Mob Hit,” like in the gangster movies, and it was carried out in broad open daylight, with full media coverage–and Al Jazeera was in the lead to give the takedown the air of diplomatic legitimacy.

It was a “thug operation” pulled off by NATO, and sanctioned by the United Nations Security Council, and those Libyan so-called “rebels” are not independent, freedom-loving, “patriots.” They are not even “clients” of NATO. They are nothing more than “employees” who can be hired or fired by NATO. They are the real “mercenaries” in this scenario, and their every move is bought paid for by the Western European powers.

There’s not a red-black-and-green flag-saluting Libyan who can make a single decision on his or her own, without getting it okayed first by NATO. They are all simple pawns in a huge, huge, hustle to re-divide Africa among the European powers.

The fact that the “rebels” (I call them the real mercenaries employed by NATO) could not attack the remaining Qaddafi strongholds–Sirtre (Qaddafi’s hometown), and Bani Walid–proves my point. The “rebels” could not move their fighters in on the ground until NATO first bombed the Bejeezus out of the towns. That was true throughout the conflict. The NATO bombing campaign is what defeated Qaddafi!

The actual Libyan air force has been grounded and not even attacked throughout this “rebellion” because NATO deployed superior air power in behalf of their “staff”–the rebels–from Day One.

That’s also why NATO could not bomb the caravans into Niger and Chad and Algeria with Qaddafi family members, because they were accompanied by troops from those other countries, not just “Qaddafi loyalist Libyans,” and attacking them would have widened the conflict into those neighboring, “friendly” countries.

Meanwhile, practically everything else in the Libyan infrastructure–streets, power plants, water systems, buildings, but NOT the oil facilities–has been destroyed. With the “rebels” now in control, they can start pumping oil again, and thereby be able to afford to award lucrative contracts to Italian (Libya’s historical colonizer), French, British, and American firms to rebuild everything NATO bombs destroyed. That’s smart. It’s brilliant, in fact.

Meanwhile, the African Union (AU) has withheld its recognition of the NTC, and a group of 200 concerned African leaders have issued a statement warning about Africa being re-colonized by NATO’s European powers. Hm-m-m-m?

The leaders, including former South African President Thabo Mbeki, released a letter in Johannesburg lamenting the “misuse of the United Nations Security Council to engage in militarized diplomacy to effect regime change in Libya,” and the “marginalization of the African Union” in the process.

The group accused NATO of violating international law. “NATO has empowered itself openly to pursue the objective of regime change and therefore the use of force and all other means to overthrow the government of Libya, which objectives are completely at variance with the decisions of the UN Security Council,” said Prof. Chris Landsberg, chair of the department of political science at the University of Johannesburg said, in behalf of the group.

The letter was signed by more than 200 mostly South African prominent intellectuals, including Mbeki and others.

The U.N. Security Council vote on Libya, “has caused grave concern throughout the African continent, throughout the world, particularly in South Africa itself,” Dr. Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston told me.

What’s worse, the “rebels” don’t seem to like Black people. Qaddafi always referred to himself and to Libya as “African,” instead of as “Arab.”

“As you probably know, Jean Ping, who is the president of the African Union made a statement, really calling into question the bona fides of the so-called transitional council. Because according to Mr. Ping, an eminent statesman, the rebels, so-called, apparently cannot draw distinctions between those who are dark-skinned, and those who are, quote mercenaries, un-quote. In other words, there has been a reign of terror unleashed against dark-skinned persons in the regions which the rebels control. This is even more astonishing when one considers that by any measure, a substantial percentage of the Libyan body-politic is dark skinned. This is a monumental blunder on the rebels’ part, and I think they should be castigated for (it),” Dr. Horne continued.

Concerns about the safety of dark-skinned Africans have been raised since former Green Party presidential candidate and former Georgia Congress member Cynthia McKinney traveled to Libya in June, and has now even drawn the attention of Amnesty International, which warned that Black Libyans and sub-Saharan Africans are at high risk of abuse from rebel forces.

“What is unfolding in North Africa is the creation of a new Afghanistan, this time on North African soil,” said Dr. Horne.

It was a cold-blooded Mafioso-styled “takedown,” if you ask me.

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