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Libya, ALBA and the West: Humanity’s Choice Between Cooperative Solidarity and Murderous Competition


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In September 2013, the Belfer Center of Harvard University published a study confirming that NATO’s war on Libya was based on downright falsehoods. In June this year the US authorities announced data indicating that the economy contracted 2.9% in the first quarter. In the same month Facebook admitted accusations that it had abused its system so as to carry out an unauthorized experiment in mass psychological manipulation of its users

But no one in the NATO countries concerned is facing trial in the International Criminal Court for the criminal aggression against Libya. Stock market prices continue at high levels and the financial media say, six years after the international financial system collapsed in 2008, that the recovery is “gaining traction”. The millions of Facebook users continue to use that social network as if nothing has happened presumably because it has become such an integral part of their daily routine.

The connection between these diverse apparently unrelated events is that they show the integral corruption of the criminal system of Western capitalism. No matter where one looks. In international relations, in the United Nations, in the economy, in the financial system, in intellectual life, in the communications media, in sports bodies like FIFA or the International Olympic Committee, corruption is everywhere. Virtually every area of public policy is perverted so as to benefit corporate elites.

In Western media, innumerable liberal and progressive analysts express an almost neurotic longing for change. The academic and media phenomenon of Thomas Piketty’s study of capitalism openly acknowledges the social and economic injustice of capitalism. The media phenomenon of Edward Snowden explicitly recognizes the routine abuse on a massive scale about which many other people before Snowden had raised the alarm for decades.

Few have noted the paradox that these media phenomena are generated by the self-same inert broken system that Snowden and Piketty criticize. Far from being a virtuous demonstration of democracy, essentially what Piketty and Snowden and their promoters are saying comes down to something like, “Sure, the system’s broken but if we tighten a nut here and a bolt there the machinery will work again just fine”. Or perhaps, if the Princess could only overcome her revulsion and kiss the toad everyone could live happily ever after. Real human history has been very different.

Human history prior to 1945 was one of a century and a half of bitter struggle by untold millions of women and men around the world against the sadistic cruelty and injustice of genocidal Western capitalism. That long history of struggle achieved a few positive results at end of the Second World War, including the start of decolonization and recognition of the right to self-determination. One can argue that those changes have helped the majority world to resist in some degree since 1990 the persistent surges of aggression by the Western powers trying to defend their residual global domination.

In recent years, Libya has been the most representative case of North American and European sadism and hypocrisy. The opportune study in 2013 by Alan Kuperman of Harvard University’s Belfer Center concludes : “Libya’s 2011 uprising was never peaceful, but instead was armed and violent from the start. Muammar al-Qaddafi did not target civilians or resort to indiscriminate force.” Kuperman adds, “NATO’s action magnified the conflict’s duration about sixfold, and its death toll at least sevenfold, while also exacerbating human rights abuses, humanitarian suffering, Islamic radicalism, and weapons proliferation in Libya and its neighbors.

While there has been wide recognition of the deceit-based failure of the wars against Afghanistan and Iraq, not for nothing have few admitted the disastrous failure of the war against Libya. More than any other recent conflict, the sadistic aggression against Libya revealed the falsity not just of Western governments and corporate media but also of Western alternative media, progressive intellectuals and progressive movements. Along the whole length of the Western political spectrum the most distinguished political academic and intellectual leaders were mistaken in the most humiliating and shameful way.

The destruction of Libya shows the completely rotten reality underlying the false claims to moral and intellectual superiority of Western political culture. The contagion of baseless prejudices and rumours glibly treated as fact also extended to many majority world intellectuals. It was truly remarkable how many supposedly cultured, sophisticated individuals, knowing practically nothing about Libya, expressed an irrational antipathy against both the Libyan Jamahiriya and its architect Muammar al-Gaddhafi.

Only a few leaders, notably Daniel Ortega, Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro, showed the necessary wisdom to accurately assess what was happening. This is indisputable. So one obvious conclusion is to question the judgment of all those Western political leaders, intellectuals and many supposedly progressive movements, whatever their political label may be. The aggression against Libya has proven to be the graveyard of the credibility of public political and intellectual life in North America and Europe.

The UN showed itself yet again to be a reliable accomplice of aggression violating its most fundamental principles. Almost alone, it was the governments of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Americas who maintained a consistent and correct position based on an accurate assessment of the facts. When almost all other world political leaders failed so grossly on Libya, it is indeed interesting to look at why Daniel Ortega, Hugo Chávez, Fidel Castro and their ALBA colleagues got things right.

More than anyone those leaders and their colleagues like Nicolas Maduro, Evo Morales and Rafael Correa understand the meaning of the true history of mass struggle against the Western imperialist powers throughout the majority world. They were right about Libya and they are right now in their defence of Cuba, Venezuela and Argentina in Latin America and, elsewhere, of the people and government of Syria and the people of eastern Ukraine. Last week they again showed the strength of their anti-imperialist political vision in two very important events for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Firstly, last week saw the first meeting of the Administrative Council of the long delayed Bank of the South, a South American alternative to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Secondly, last week also saw unanimous solidarity with Argentina from Latin American and Caribbean countries in the Organization of American States against US court judgments favouring predatory vulture funds. Both cases indicate the influence and prestige achieved in recent years of the ALBA countries’ vision of solidarity based regional integration.

As the economic and political crisis in the NATO countries deepens, the challenge to its global political and economic domination increases. The West promotes a vision based on greed and competition rigged via unfair trade, manipulative development cooperation and unjust debt. The increasingly influential ALBA vision, of solidarity and cooperation based on fundamental respect for nations’ self-determination is also the vision of the Libyan Jamahiriya. In Latin America, the deep moral battle between this vision and the destructive corporate greed of the West plays out mainly in the continuing vicious blockade of Cuba, the violent destabilization of Venezuela and, now, the wanton legal attack on Argentina’s economy.

Originally posted on Libya 360°:

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In September 2013, the Belfer Center of Harvard University published a study confirming that NATO’s war on Libya was based on downright falsehoods. In June this year the US authorities announced data indicating that the economy contracted 2.9% in the first quarter. In the same month Facebook admitted accusations that it had abused its system so as to carry out an unauthorized experiment in mass psychological manipulation of its users

But no one in the NATO countries concerned is facing trial in the International Criminal Court for the criminal aggression against Libya. Stock market prices continue at high levels and the financial media say, six years after the international financial system collapsed in 2008, that the recovery is “gaining traction”. The millions of Facebook users continue to use that social network as if nothing has happened presumably because it has become such an integral part of their…

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Why is Turkey becoming a target in Libya?


 

Why is Turkey becoming a target in Libya?

by Sami Kohen

Men stand in front of the Turkish Consulate in Benghazi, May 19, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori)

 

ISIS’s seizing the Turkish Consulate in Mosul and taking hostage scores of consulate personnel and Turkish truck drivers was the most dramatic assault ever against a Turkish diplomatic mission and its citizens. Sadly, Turkish missions and citizens have been becoming targets of multitude of quarters, the latest being in Libya when 250 Turks working there were given a 48-hour ultimatum to leave the country.

Retired Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter, who has rebelled against the government and already controls the eastern regions of the country, has accused the Turks and Qataris of acting against his rule and engaging in espionage. Newspapers in Benghazi reported that people have been angered by Turkey’s attitude, therefore Turks had to leave.

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called these claims “baseless and wrong” and said the legitimate ***(what legitimate government the 3%) government in Tripoli was responsible for defending the Turks against Hifter’s accusations. But in the end, Turkey had to evacuate these Turks.

Because of hot news from Syria and Iraq, events in Libya have been largely ignored despite the acute turmoil in the country. Hifter has the support of the army, police and most of the tribes. Clashes between forces loyal to him and the Islamists, including the Muslim Brotherhood, are continuing. The central government has become irrelevant.

It is not easy to predict how this struggle between rival forces will end, but for the time being Hifter controls most of the country. His decision to expel Turks and Qataris is one indicator of his standing. Although allegations used for this decision could be challenged as baseless and false, one has to wonder why there is such a perception among those controlling the country. It means that Turkey has given them the impression of taking sides against them in the raging political struggle for power in Libya.

The expulsion of Turkish nationals makes our Libya policy problematic. It is yet another sign of how Turkey is losing the gains made by Turkish diplomacy in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. After Syria, Egypt and Iraq, now Libya has become a country of problems for Turkey.

Of course, unexpected developments in those countries have played some part in this situation, but one cannot ignore the role of some wrong policies the Ankara government has pursued.

It is certainly imperative to correctly diagnose why all these countries once known as friends are now targeting Turkey.

Who really Voted in Occupied Libya


Who really Voted in Occupied Libya

Editors note: What I am going to post about the Elections was given to me by a trusted Green friend plus I will upload a video of our Tribe leaders who are in exile with their statement about the elections which they are against it. Firstly I would like my readers to understand why the Green Resistance and the Tribe leaders in exile are against yesterdays elections.

So let’s make some calculations of how many Libyan people are in exile, killed in the illegal war, displaced Tawerghan, how many Libyans are in prison and what is left off the 6.5 million Libyans in Libya.

1. 1.5 million Exiled Libyans in Egypt.

2. Over 1 million Exiled Libyans in Tunis.

3. Over 20 thousand Exiled Libyans in Algeria.

4. Over 2 thousand Exiled Libyans in Sudan.

5. Over 6 thousand Exiled Libyans in Russia or Prussia

6. Over 8 thousand Exiled Libyans in the Whole of Europe.

7. Over 50 thousand Libyan Women and Men detainees(nobody really knows the exact number as there are hidden Jails of Al Qaida, Al Sharaia and LIFG <= which belongs to the notorious Belhaj ex Al Qaeda)

8.Over 20 thousand displaced Tawerghans

9. Its reported that from the day of the illegal war till 2013 over 500 thousand have lost their lives. For this year still it’s not calculated but the number is staggering.

10. Over 1 million Libyans who live in Libya and oppose the puppet government.

11. 1.5 million Libyans who are indifferent or afraid to express their opinion in that its included also children that do not vote.

So we have to ask the crucial Question who benefits from these farce of elections? There is no Democratic elections when only 3 parties are participating (Al Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood and Al Sharaia) Other parties are forbidden. So where is the Democracy that Obama wanted so much and Illegally invaded our country?

 The West who illegally invaded our country, Saudi Arabia together with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates whose interest is to install by force the “Takfirs” (Al Qaeda, Al Sharia and Muslim Brotherhood) so that they could destabilize the whole of North Africa and Central Africa. 

If we add to this notorious plan America and Israel want to destabilize also Europe bringing Europe into a war with Illegal Immigrants and Religious fanatics so that they can break the European unity and become enslaved to the New World Order.  It may sound very far-fetched but if you follow the news European Union has grave problems with Austerity cuts, invasion from Illegal/political Immigrants, they also have to fight terrorism which they themselves created. Look at Europe and the rise of Fascism growing in dangerous numbers. 

Back to the Libyan elections what the West media say’s is false only 1% to 2% went to vote yesterday and that is only in Libya, while in the rest of the world which ballots were placed at the Libyan Embassies only the staff of the Embassies voted.

Here is also from another Green Supporter that he emailed it to me.:

Are you Bacolkm repeat until the election of a new error!!! ……………………………………………………………………………… To all of the talk about the so-called elections in the State of Libya occupied!!!! Do you believe will play Bacolkm elections in an occupied country, the rule does not have to honor her and faces the sea!! Do you believe will play all elections in the state intelligence world are found on the territory of the United States until the Mozambican!!! Are you Baklokm when you participate in the elections of the State of displaced people at home and abroad and the rest are in prison!!!! Will you participate in the play is governed by state elections in 1500 Mlisheh rival warring among themselves on policy and on containers of cannabis!!! Will you participate in the farce of elections for the government came up NATO planes and flies!!! Will you participate in a state governed by cannabis dealers, drugs and Alzena and terrorists!!! Pain Tantkhbwa 200 thief in the past have made a name for Libya in the world under the boot!!! Pain you benefit from past experience!!! Otahqon refining errors!!! Or you adore and humiliation There will be no elections in the occupied country and destroyed its army had killed and displaced people inside and outside the home and decide who governs in the State of gangs and militias is who owns the weapon!!!! Your elections a waste of time and dose of analgesia is not only for the arrival of 200 terrorist and a thief and adulterer NEW! If you take part in the elections Libya occupied Vhalkm from participating in the elections, Iraq, Somalia, Mali and Afghanistan occupied!!! ………………………………………………………………………………………… By Knight Field

I did not change the wording of the above message.

This is my opinion I do not know if you agree or not I will be very happy to hear your views.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Run This Lying, War Criminal (SOB)Out Of Town US ‘Not Responsible’ For Crisis In Iraq, Libya: Kerry


Run This Lying, War Criminal (SOB)Out Of Town US ‘Not Responsible’ For Crisis In Iraq, Libya: Kerry

 

US Secretary of State John Kerry attends a joint press conference with Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry (unseen) on June 22, 2014 in Cairo. (AFP Photo / Brendan Smialowski)

US Secretary of State John Kerry attends a joint press conference with Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry (unseen) on June 22, 2014 in Cairo. (AFP Photo / Brendan Smialowski)

 

RT – US Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington is “not responsible” for either the crisis in Libya, or violence in Iraq, where militants of the Al-Qaeda offshoot group ISIS are capturing cities one by one. *****(really and who is responsible? It was America who invaded illegally two sovereign countries, bombed to the STONE AGE and brought in the insurgents which were Al Qaeda and Isis who by the way you finance and train. So please tell me who is responsible? Oh yes I forgot its Israel as you (America) are a colony of Israel. With that notion then you are right it’s not your fault but Israels.)

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“The United States of America is not responsible for what happened in Libya, nor is it responsible for what is happening in Iraq today,” said Kerry at a press conference in Cairo after a short visit to Egypt for talks with its newly elected President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as part of his Middle East tour.

Speaking on the fallout of the crisis in Iraq, where radical Sunni militants – an Al-Qaeda splinter group the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS, also known as ISIL) – are capturing Iraqi cities one by one and pushing away government forces from strategic posts, Kerry urged the republic’s authorities to overcome sectarian considerations and restrain the extremists.

“ISIL … it’s an ideology of violence and repression, is a threat not only to Iraq but the entire region… this is a critical moment when we must urge Iraq’s leaders to rise above sectarian considerations… and speak to all people,” Kerry said at a media conference.*****(I wonder Mr. Kerry when you open your mouth does your tongue go first through your retarded brain of yours or are you reading a Hollywood script? These extremists are financed and trained by the USA AND ISRAEL to cause a destabilization and to divide the whole of Middle East together with North Africa into smaller states with extremist governments which you control so that Israel will expand. What angers me the most is that the West International community does not realize that these extremists are not MUSLIMS because if they were they wouldn’t be killing their own brothers. There was never any hatred between the Shia’s and Sunnis till 9/11 which you and your Zionist friends wrote the script and executed it to the letter. Your plan begun with the Shah when you brought him down (although he was one of yours) and your CIA agents brought Khomeini to Iran to begin a war between the Shias and Sunni. The idiocy of the Arab world with exception (of Iran,S. Arabia, Qatar and UAE) the rest bought the story and did not realize the truth till it was too late.)   

A Shiite cleric visits members of Iraqi security forces and volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi security forces to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who have taken over Mosul and other northern provinces, on the outskirts of Diyala province June 16, 2014. (Reuters)

A Shiite cleric visits members of Iraqi security forces and volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi security forces to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who have taken over Mosul and other northern provinces, on the outskirts of Diyala province June 16, 2014. (Reuters)

Amid the growing insurgency threatening the Iraqi government, President Barack Obama said Thursday that up to 300 additional American military personnel will head to Iraq and assume an advisory role.

In turn, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused Washington on Sunday of exploiting the violence to regain control of Iraq putting the republicunder its hegemony” and rule of “its stooges,” he was quoted as saying by IRNA news agency.

Kerry rejected these claims saying that the “US is not engaged in picking or choosing any one individual… it’s up to the people of Iraq to choose their own leadership.”

The United States shed blood and worked hard for years for the Iraqis to have their own governance… but ISIL crossed the line from Syria, began plotting internally. They have attacked communities and they are the ones marching through to disrupt the ability of Iraq to have the governance it wants.” *****(please ISIL its you and your stooges who have trained and financed them please explain to us how they got so many new army cars? Guns? if it wasn’t you who gave it to them?)

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on Youtube on June 17, 2014, allegedly shows militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) parading with their weapons in the northern city of Baiji in the in Salaheddin province. (AFP Photo)

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on Youtube on June 17, 2014, allegedly shows militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) parading with their weapons in the northern city of Baiji in the in Salaheddin province. (AFP Photo)

ISIS is focused on achieving total dominance in Iraq by the ongoing rampage aimed at seizing the capital Baghdad. The radical Sunni militants which proclaimed themselves ISIS in April last year have been kept under control by the Arab republic’s government between the initial sectarian strife that broke out following the US-led invasion in 2003 and the American military withdrawal in 2011.

READ ALSO: All you need to know about ISIS and what is happening in Iraq

On March 20, 2003 the United States opened a military offensive against Iraq under the pretext that the Baathist government of Saddam Hussein was harboring weapons of mass destruction - claims later found to be false.

From March 2003 to mid-2011 an estimated 460,000 deaths were caused by violence during the war and occupation by the US and allied forced, statistical research published in PLOS (Public Library of Science) Medicine journal published in October 2013 revealed.

A vehicle belonging to Kurdish security forces fires a multiple rocket launcher during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on the outskirts of Diyala June 14, 2014. (Reuters / Yahya Ahmad)

A vehicle belonging to Kurdish security forces fires a multiple rocket launcher during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on the outskirts of Diyala June 14, 2014. (Reuters / Yahya Ahmad)

Following the withdrawal of US troops, Iraq has been plunging deeper and deeper into sectarian strife mainly between the country’s majority Shiite community and the Sunni minority.

The war in bordering Syria that began in 2011 prompted even more violence in the region with radical militants receiving a wave of fresh members and growing funding.

2013 became the bloodiest year in Iraq since 2008 with over 7,000 civilian victims.

The UK’s former Prime Minister Tony Blair who joined the US in its diplomatic offensive and offered support in the form of British troops in 2003, now puts the blame for the destabilization of the region and the rising of ISIS on Iraqi authorities. ***(There are no words I could describe this man)

“We have to liberate ourselves from the notion that ‘we’ have caused this. We haven’t. We can argue as to whether our policies at points have helped or not; and whether action or inaction is the best policy and there is a lot to be said on both sides. But the fundamental cause of the crisis lies within the region not outside it,” he wrote in his essay entitled ‘Iraq, Syria and the Middle East’ in June.

US troops from the 82nd Airborne division take position during a search for a weapons cache in Fallujah, 50 kms (30 miles) west of Baghdad, 07 November 2003. (AFP photo / Patrick Baz)

US troops from the 82nd Airborne division take position during a search for a weapons cache in Fallujah, 50 kms (30 miles) west of Baghdad, 07 November 2003. (AFP photo / Patrick Baz)

“Though the challenge of terrorism was and is very real, the sectarianism of the current [Prime Minister Nouri] Maliki government snuffed out what was a genuine opportunity to build a cohesive Iraq.”

“Islamist extremism in all its different manifestations as a group rebuilt, refinanced and rearmed mainly as a result of its ability to grow and gain experience through the war in Syria,” Blair explained.

“And there will be debate about whether the withdrawal of US forces happened too soon.”

Haftar ultimatum to Turkey and Qatar


 

Haftar ultimatum to Turkey and Qatar

 

From: Mathaba

Within 48 hours all the Turks and Qataris have to leave the strip of territory from Libyan Sirte to the Egyptian border.

Who are with Haftar and Who are against

Continued Operation Dignity led by former general in the eastern Libyan Haftar. The battle is now expanding beyond the borders of Libya: Haftar has set an ultimatum of 48 hours for all Turkish citizens and Qataris to leave the entire eastern part of Libya (Sirte from the Egyptian border.)

The sign X is Haftar in the good old days and 30 years younger

It is no secret that in fact these two nations are sponsors of Ansar al-Sharia and the Muslim Brotherhood.

 What you’re consuming in Libya seems so an adjustment of accounts inside the ‘ colonialist alliance NATO: Haftar, man puppet of the CIA and then government to Stars and Stripes, has decided to raise his voice  against the two strong military allies of the U.S. such as Turkey and Qatar. Maybe it is just a move to attract the theatrical sympathies of Egypt AlSissi (declared enemy of the Muslim Brotherhood), a kind of bluff to prove themselves “independent” from NATO or perhaps more likely, is that NATO itself after generating chaos in the Libyan mercenaries occupied by funding extremists now wants act as a “champion” to finish the work of destruction of Libya began in 2011, a kind of huge False Flag to convince the public that it is mandatory to intervene again in Libya to defeat the terrorists (funded and imported by NATO in 2011. …) GCSE