Sidney Blumenthal, a long-time friend of the Clintons, claimed David Cameron backed a French plot to create a break away zone eastern Libya
Britain hid secret MI6 plan to break up Libya from US, Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton received several warnings from a friend that Britain was acting deceitfully in Libya Photo: Reuters
By Raf Sanchez, Washington
Britain acted deceitfully in Libya and David Cameron authorised an MI6 plan to “break up” the country,a close confidante of Hillary Clinton claimed in a series of secret reports sent to the then-secretary of state.
Sidney Blumenthal, a long-time friend of the Clintons, emailed Mrs Clinton on her personal account to warn her that Britain was “game playing”in Libya.
Mr Blumenthal had no formal role in the US State Department and his memos to Mrs Clinton were sourced to his own personal contacts in the Middle East and Europe.
Nevertheless, Mrs Clinton seems to have taken some of his reports seriously and forwarded them on to senior diplomats working at the highest levels of American foreign policy.
The first of Mr Blumenthal’s Libya memos – which wereleaked to the New York Times – was sent on April 8, 2011, as rebel forces struggled to make gains against Gaddafi’s troops, and had “UK game playing” in the subject line.
The memo warned that British diplomats and MI6 officers were maintaining secret back channels with the Gaddafi regime “in an effort to protect the British position in the event that the rebellion settles into a stalemate”.
Muammar Gaddafi / Photo: REUTERS
Mr Blumenthal claimed that MI6 spies were in discussions with Saif Gaddafi, the dictator’s son, “regarding future relations between the two countries if he takes over power from his father and implements reforms”.
The memo also claims that the Libyan rebels were deeply suspicious of Britain and suspected that the UK would be “satisfied with a stalemate” in which Gaddafi or his family stayed in power in part of the country.
Their suspicions were stoked when Gaddafi’s foreign minister, Moussa Koussa,defected to Britain in March 2011, Mr Blumenthal claimed. The rebels apparently saw the defection as evidence that Britain had secret lines of communication with the highest ranks of the Gaddafi regime.
Extract from the email:
Eight minutes after receiving Mr Blumenthal’s email, Mrs Clinton forwarded it on to one of her most senior aides. She did not comment on the allegations about Britain. A week later, she met with William Hague, the then-foreign secretary at a Nato summit in Berlin.
Perhaps unbeknownst to Mr Blumenthal, who was working for Bill Clinton’s global charity at the time and not privy to classified information, the CIA was maintaining its own back channelsto Gaddafi.
Michael Morell, the CIA’s deputy director, spoke regularly to Abdullah Senussi, the head of Gaddafi’s internal intelligence service, even as US aircraft were bombing regime forces on the battlefield.
Mr Blumenthal emailed Mrs Clinton about Britain again on March 8, 2012 with the subject: “France & UK behind Libya breakup”.
By this time Gaddafi was dead and his regime had collapsed and a provisional government, the Libyan National Transitional Council, was trying to assert its authority across the country.
Mr Blumenthal told Mrs Clinton that MI6 and its French counterpart, the DGSE, were secretly encouraging rebels in eastern Libya to establish “a semi-autonomous zone” outside the control of the new government.
The plot was allegedly instigated by advisors to the French president,Nicolas Sarkozy, who believed that the new Libyan government was not “rewarding” French businesses for France’s role in overthrowing Gaddafi.
He alleged that MI6 joined in the plan “at the instruction of the office of Prime MinisterDavid Cameron“.
“The French and British intelligence officials believe that the semi-autonomous regime in the eastern city of Benghazi will be able to organise business opportunities in that region,” he wrote.
Extract from the email:
Mrs Clinton seems to have been sceptical about the report and forwarded it on to her aide Jake Sullivan with the comment: “This one strains credulity. What do you think?”
Mrs Clinton’s aides appear unimpressed with the stream of emails coming from Mr Blumenthal and Mr Sullivan replied that the MI6 allegations sounded like “like a thin conspiracy theory”.
Mrs Clinton was asked about the emails during a campaign appearance in Iowa and said Mr Blumenthal had been “a friend of mine for a very long time”.
“He sent unsolicited emails which I passed on in some instances. That’s just part of the give and take,” she said.
The Foreign Office did not respond to a request for comment.
Mr Blumenthal memos have aroused interest in the US because they appear to show a blurring of the lines between Mrs Clinton’s State Department and the Clinton Foundation set up by her husband.
Although he had no role in the State Department, he was working for the Clinton Foundation and various political groupsallied with Mrs Clinton, according to the New York Times.
Mr Blumenthal worked in Bill Clinton’s White House and was known for fierce loyalty to both the Clintons and for aggressively confronting their critics.
Aides to Barack Obama prevented Mrs Clinton from bringing him into the State Department in 2009, believing that he would only stir up trouble after the bitterly-fought election battle between Mr Obama and Mrs Clinton.
At the roar of the cannon we had to wave our flag in a foreign land, not for the success of the Italian genius that to look good is nothing else except the inventiveness of the poor. And against a defenseless nation whose army could not even compete with the Italian.
Tripoli, beautiful land of love, sweet comes to you this my song! The flag be flown in your towers at the roar of the cannon!
So sang Italy in the early twentieth century, when she imagined herself being something of important and instead she picked up only the crumbs that others had left on the street. So she illuded herself and carefree ran toward the carnage of World War I that a little later would burst.
At the roar of the cannon we had to wave our flag in a foreign land, not for the success of the Italian genius that to look good is nothing else except the inventiveness of the poor. And against a defenseless nation whose army could not even compete with the Italian.
In more recent times and after being closed the historical parenthesis of Colonel Gaddafi and the Jamahiriyya he had founded without firing a shot, Italy thought she could cash in for the betrayal that it had achieved once again.This forgetting that the traitors never have a real say in the harmful actions to which they lend themselves, especially when they are only poor bullies.
This is what is left of Sirte one of many cities. We have to thank the Allies for destroying a sovereign country
It’s of these days the news appeared that ISIS is rampant in Libya. Killing dozens of Christians. Sentencing to death and slaughtering anyone who opposes its distorted view of Islam.There have even have been addressed to Italy threats of bombing with Scud missiles. According to some rumors, the members of ISIS are already in our area, not far from Rome.
Aside from the dead with their throats cut for their religious diversity, we can say that some are hotshot propaganda. It is not clear by whom,however.
Our Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, the man with an ice cream in hand, immediately offered to send a contingent of troops to defend freedom, poetry and all the beautiful things that make life worth living in the West. Not least that slice of booty oil that Italy is so determined to get for herself by law for the role she has played in the bombing campaign.But shortly after Renzi backtracked: someone has explained to him that it was not the case, that would not be a victorious short ride and that in fact to Italy was not for nothing.
There is no peace in Libya but it was natural to finish so. Only fools could and can still believethat more than eight months of fierce bombardments have been put in place to defend a who knows what freedom and democracy in the post-Gaddafi Libya.
Libya found herself slaughtered and fallen into a Somalia condition and used as a forerunner for the war against Syria and Iran. And yet, perhaps for an example of historical justice, not only the Green Jamahiriyya disappeared but Italian democracy too.
Sure, it was not a thing blatant and flashy as for Libya. Of course, the process was already in place by many and too many years and therefore no one has noticed it, let alone the Italian people, but the fact remains that the disappearance there has been.
The point that interest us directly is that the Italian Prime Minister in those days, Silvio Berlusconi, literally fell from the clouds when began the facts which led to the destruction of Libyaand the assassination of brother leader Muhammad Gaddafi.
It became apparent that Silvio Berlusconi knew nothing of what was brewing against Tripoli. But Italy had hosted Gaddafi in Rome a year before signing on that occasion a treaty of friendship and non-interference, as well as numerous other trade agreements.
Italian oil company ENI, founded by Enrico Mattei bemoaned and died in circumstances that someone goes back to a murder done by the Italian mafia but commissioned by the CIA, was at home in Libya. His presence was so important that almost excluded other foreign companies. And there was an entire galaxy of small and medium-sized Italian companies that traded with the Libyans and many of these companies had factories on Libyan soil too. We can not forget the great business in the Libyan public constructions, including all the major Italian manufacturers. And finally how to ignore the rescue of Italian bank Unicredit?Twenty million euro paid ready cash by Gaddafi thanks to which his failure and a dangerous domino effect on the entire Italian banking system was avoided.
So a lot of money run and yet the old Berlusconi was still surprised and shocked by the outbreak of hostilities.
You cannot think that there were no Italian intelligence agents in Libya, given the number and nature of the business that our country had with Tripoli. But our intelligence services apparently have not seen or heard anything that was worth reporting to our government.
Similarly our diplomats in the United States, France, England and other chancelleries of Europe have not been able to grasp even the slightest clue, even something of indirect that would put our leaders on notice.
Our generals and colonels have never heard any rumor during their meetings with NATO colleagues, no whisper, no allusive sentences dropped without conclusion. Nothing at all.
The reality is different: the Italian rulers have always been perfunctory, some less than others but all subjected to the command of the US.With Silvio Berlusconi the situation has reached a higher level, however. Always obsessively dominated by those his sexual instincts that so filled with ridiculous our country in the eyes of the world. Always on the run from a huge number of judicial investigations, for crimes that in another country, even just a little more civilized of contemporary Italy, would have cost the political career for even a mere suspicion.
And is natural that to such a person is given only enough rope to hang himselfand not be allowed instead of governing a Nation with dignity. Notwithstanding that, it is hard to believe that the word “dignity” find place in the personal vocabulary of Berlusconi and in general in that of the Italian politicians.
The Italian Democratic Party and the remnants offal of the Italian left urged the government to go to war in the name of democracy and freedom mantra, loyalty to the Atlantic ally and NATO. Retaliation came when Berlusconi and his puppets did the same in reversed roles during the ignoble war againstSerbia of Milosevic and the Balkan tragedy. Berlusconi managed to withstand a week and then capitulated, as expected.
Once again to pay for the filth of the Italian domestic politics were a foreign country and a foreign people who had not done anything against Italy but that on the contrary we Italians had already tormented much in the past.
And yet you should remember one thing well: i.e. a Nation that does not know how to express a government worthy of this name nor control her army and her secret police, is a Nation without a future. Therefore I wonder when History will make a pair with us and Italy will end up dismembered and removed, to the political games of foreign States that they said our friends until a few moments before. Maybe soon.
In 1095 the first of five Crusades were initiated against the Muslim world, by the Pope, to wipe out the Muslim world for Christendom.
The first five fake Crusades all failed.
This time the Khazarian Supremacy together with their lackeys have now declared their privatized version of a Sixth Crusade against the planet:
But this time they’ve created their own “Conquest Army” to wipe out both Christianity and the Muslim World in today’s global blood-bath that has never before been seen, much less experienced. Those who have tried to rewrite all of ancient history are now trying to erase the past for all of us still living today. This is what has been behind the ongoing attempt to liquidate the many thousands of years that remain in the ruins of all the ancient civilizations that once marked the rise and fall of man throughout time from the eleventh century to the present day…
All of this to supposedly pave the way for their one-world wet dream of a privatized corporate oligarchy to enslave every man woman and child on the planet. The wholesale slaughter of the nations of the world has already begun.
The crucible for all of this, this time, has been shifted after already having moved on from Afghanistan and Iraq through Libya to have arrived in Syria for a struggle to the last drop of blood, that will supposedly be achieved by the current global-army of Conquest,which supposedly cannot be stopped. But for the record that “war” has been going on now for over four years, and the ‘Conquest-Army’ is still failing to crush their must-conquer-targetswhich have always been first Syria and then Iran. CrossTalk http://rt.com/shows/crosstalk/258701-syria-civil-war-is/
Since the Irresistible-force still refuses to factor in Russia or the global failures of the EU, it’s more than likely that they will lose this confrontation once again but that could easily force the Barbarians to shift the whole process over into nuclear war. The creatures in the global-supremacy cabals are fixated on the money, and that addiction has blinded them to all the real facts of life, which are in total opposition to the ‘Full Spectrum Dominance which they continue to seek: While the world did nothing!
All of this became crystal clear to the world when we blatantly murdered Libya and denounced both Gadhafi and his works as “evil”.
Thanks to David Dees for these excellent illustrations We can now see what we did to Gaddafi, and what we got in return was nothing but ruination:
This time around there’s yet another redevelopment of a very old idea: Their semi-eternal Death Squads which they used to get this far in the first place. These same ‘death-squads were used to start the wars in what used to be Yugoslavia, and now what is being prepared in Romania as well as Ukraine, where of course they’re beginning to be forced into another massive collapse because the whole structure of the failed state of Ukraine that’s been a star-crossed failure, from the day it was artificially begun, with the lies beneath the murders in the Maidan-slaughter that lacked all legitimacy from the very beginning. And that farce must come to an ignoble end within the next few months because there’s no way out of the Labyrinth they’ve built for themselves, from the very beginning, with no facts at all behind any of their continuing and wildly bizarre proclamations that have no basis in any reality – anywhere except in the Dreams of Madness to which the fake leadership of Kiev still clings.
The Death Squads worked. so long as they were only used against smaller nations, but in the wider world they’re as transparent as glass, by whatever name they are used and they cannot be successfully used against major nations no matter how degraded those states might be at the moment. The fact that another attempt is being made now to restart the Kosovo wars to block the next European pipeline, from Russia, will not succeed, once the world can see what the endgame there is really all about. Because while “Sanctions” are only impacting the EU states and refugees are now flooding Europe, country by country: Not even Death Squads can stop the natural movements of millions of people, towards freedom and away from global-slavery, that was set in motion by the first thirty or so “Color-Revolutions” that have finally lost the ‘cloaking-devices’ they once enjoyed:. Because all of this is going the same way now, just as the U.S. refuses to count the fifty-plus millions of immigrants which the government is bringing in to undermine this country, the same thing is coming up for all the Western-leaning people that supported the slaughter of Libya, just as they supported the wars against Afghanistan and Iraq in the last fifteen years of this global war.This is happening because the victims of those wars did not all die and far too many have survived to create the latest aspect to the global-nightmare that will not end until the Oligarch’s pay for their crimes against humanity on the guillotine or in the streets where they will be stripped and murdered for what they thought they had protected themselves from; with a fake global-government where they and only they would remain immune to the rage and outrage that’s beginning to make its comeback now.
This lawless and barbaric place cannot survive in this condition where such a miniscule few can control all the life upon this planet any more than they can actually control the winds, the weather or the planet that has been awakened to the crisis from which no one will remain unscathed. . . The human race needs the earth, the seas and the skies to survive, but nature has no need of mankind in order to continue. Nature will adapt where mankind will probably perish. That lesson is something that no Oligarch, Banker or Khazarian Supremacist has ever been able to understand, much less the global-military-industrial-complex that will be the first victim of this world without a functioning currency.
The reason that all of this will and indeed must fail is because the Global-Supremacy’s that have decided to “own” the world, have never had any plans to rebuild the ruins they have left to the survivors. They create nothing. They destroy everything they touch, while they promise freedom & democracy while bringing torture, dismemberment, rape and the chains of eternal slavery.
These ‘sages’ that ‘determine’ everything now by money,money, and only money, are about to get that rude awakening that always follows whenever ‘global-leadership’ disappears or becomes addicted to the fallacy’s of power without vision or humanity to guide whatever passes for “power” – in whichever world we end up dying in. Like it or not the world of humanity demands that people pursue their desire “to thrive as well as to survive” – because there is far more to this life than just money, or as someone once said: “We have become so poor, that the only thing we have is money”. All of that is what is about to be put on the public chopping block, once more ask yourself where will you be once this begins to happen, because each of us must choose which side we want to defend?
Effortsto connect to the lawyersandBhakoukanof Algeriato signthe internationalpetition.
It embarked “ThinkFrance”clubs insigning theinternationalpetitionis being distributedon a large-scalein anticipation of thereferral ofthe formerFrench president, Nicolas Sarkozy, before the InternationalCourt offairies, for “crimesagainst humanity andkilledformer Libyanleader Muammar Gaddafi.”
And carried the“ThinkFrance”clubsin a statementseen“the country”, a copy ofthe “responsibility tothe collapse ofthe Libyan stateand the escalation ofthe terroristtidein the country and the control of armed factions and militias on the joints of the constitutional institutions to criminal move by the former President of France to chair his country to the international military coalition operations in Libya.
“The statement continued that “the activities of human rights bodies, lawyers and former judges from France and other African countries as well as representatives of the families of victims of the NATO bombing started the legal procedures to prosecute Sarkozy before the International Criminal Court, the main reason for being in situations of unrest and disintegration and strife experienced by the Libyan state currently, foreign policy, thanks to a scandalous been drawn for the purposes pumping purely patriarchal sits when he came to power in France.
““Think France” clubs and confirmed that it “is currently locked in a legal battle to collect supporting evidence and official documents that allow transfer of criminal Sarkozy International charges of murder and incitement to terrorism and crimes against humanity, through the collection of a number of French and Libyan lawyers and the world, to file a claim in this regard, also raised the issue of blatant French intervention in Ivory Coast “.
In parallel proceeded French team of lawyers two days ago to prepare for filing a lawsuit on behalf of victims of NATO bombing, fighting with media and legal campaign to sensitize the French and international opinion the world the seriousness of what happened and is happening in Libya, and for each violation of covenants and international laws, and that the Iraq scenario may actually been repeated in Libya, describing Sarkozy a criminal and murderer and ugliest descriptions and adjectives, and said he was “less French, and its randomness taken to the leadership of a brutal military intervention contrary to the history and culture of the French people who, asserting that the turnout on the war on Libya was his dimensions purely electoral.
“The International petition to sue Sarkozy that “the signatories are demanding Mobilization of deputies of the French Parliament to open an investigation against the French Supreme Court, too, against each of the Franco Zionist thinker Bernard-Henri Levy, who cited as the godfather of the war that sparked revolutions what is described as the Arab Spring, Henry Gwen, Max Gallo, and of course against Nicolas Sarkozy, on charges of “betrayal of the principles of the French Republic,” the fact that “because of silly political calculations, remained silent French Socialist Party against all these crimes, especially the brutal shelling on the heads of Libyan civilians and the assassination of the leader of this Muammar Gaddafi, the country barbaric manner.”
The petition and confirmed that the main objective is to “lift the mask from these killers” responsible for NATO air strikes that destroyed the people and the country unlawfully. “
مساع للاتصال بحقوقيين ومحامين جزائريين لتوقيع العريضة الدولية
شرعت أندية “فكر فرنسا” في التوقيع على عريضة دولية يجري توزيعها على نطاق واسع تحسبا لإحالة الرئيس الفرنسي السابق، نيكولا ساركوزي، أمام محكمة الجنيات الدولية، بتهمة ارتكاب “جرائم ضد الإنسانية وقتل الزعيم الليبي السابق معمر القذافي”. وحمّلت أندية “فكر فرنسا” في بيان لها اطلعت “البلاد” على نسخة منه “مسؤولية انهيار الدولة الليبية وتصاعد المد الإرهابي في البلاد وسيطرة الفصائل والميليشيات المسلحة على مفاصل المؤسسات الدستورية إلى الخطوة الإجرامية التي قام بها رئيس فرنسا السابق بترأس بلاده لعمليات الائتلاف العسكري الدولي في ليبيا”. وتابع البيان أن “فعاليات وهيئات حقوقية ومحامون وقضاة سابقون من فرنسا وبلدان افريقية أخرى إضافة إلى ممثلين عن عائلات ضحايا قصف الحلف الأطلسي باشروا الإجراءات القانونية لمقاضاة ساركوزي أمام محكمة الجنايات الدولية، لكونه السبب الرئيسي في حالات الاضطراب والتفكك والاقتتال التي تعيشها الدولة الليبية حاليا، بفضل سياسية خارجية فاضحة تم رسمها لأغراض انتخابوية محضة حينما كان يتربع مقاليد الحكم في فرنسا”. وأكدت أندية “فكر فرنسا” أنها “تخوض حاليا معركة قانونية لجمع الأدلة الثبوتية والوثائق الرسمية التي تتيح بتحويل ساركوزي للجنائية الدولية بتهمة القتل والتحريض على الإرهاب وارتكاب جرائم ضد الانسانية، عبر جمع عدد من المحامين الفرنسيين والليبيين ومن العالم، لرفع دعوى بهذا الخصوص، تطرح فيها أيضا قضية التدخل الفرنسي السافر في ساحل العاج”. وبالموازاة باشر فريق محامين فرنسي قبل يومين للإعداد لرفع دعوى قضائية نيابة عن ضحايا قصف حلف شمال الأطلسي، مع خوض حملة إعلامية وقانونية لتحسيس الرأي العالم الفرنسي والدولي بخطورة ما حدث ويحدث في ليبيا، وخرقه لكل المواثيق والقوانين الدولية، وأن سيناريو العراق قد تكرر فعلا في ليبيا، واصفين ساركوزي بالمجرم والقاتل وبأبشع الأوصاف والنعوت، وقالوا انه “أقل فرنسية، وأن قراراته العشوائية التي اتخذها لقيادة تدخل عسكري وحشي تتناقض وتاريخ وثقافة الشعب الفرنسي، مؤكدين أن إقباله على الحرب على ليبيا كانت له أبعاد انتخابية محضة”. وأشارت العريضة الدولية لمقاضاة ساركوزي أن “موقعيها يطالبون بتعبئة نواب البرلمان الفرنسي لفتح تحقيق أمام المحكمة العليا الفرنسية أيضا، ضد كل من المفكر الفرنكوصهيوني برنار هنري ليفي الذي يوصف بكونه عراب الحرب الذي أشعل ثورات ما يوصف بالربيع العربي، هنري غوين، ماكس غالو، وطبعا ضد نيكولا ساركوزي، بتهمة “خيانة مبادئ الجمهورية الفرنسية”، لكون أنه “بسبب حسابات سياسية سخيفة، ظل الحزب الاشتراكي الفرنسي صامتا ضد كل هذه الجرائم، وعلى رأسها القصف الوحشي على رؤوس المدنيين الليبيين، واغتيال زعيم هذا البلد معمر القذافي بطريقة بربرية”. وأكدت العريضة أن هدفها الرئيسي هو “رفع القناع عن هؤلاء القتلة” المسؤولين عن غارات حلف الأطلسي الجوية التي دمرت العباد والبلاد دون وجه حق”.
In 2011 the aviation of France and Great Britain bombed Libya. Muammar Gaddafi, the leader of the country, was brutally murdered. Now Europe is considering plans to intervene in Libya again.On May 13, the Guardian published an articledevoted to a European plan for a military campaign to smash the migrant smuggling networks operating out of Libya. The scenario envisages the use of ground forces.
The 19-page strategy paper for the mission,obtained by the Guardian, focuses on an air and naval campaign in the Mediterranean and in Libyan territorial waters. But it adds that ground operations in Libya may also be needed to destroy the smugglers’ vessels and assets, such as fuel dumps. Federica Mogherini, the EU’s chief foreign and security policy coordinator, reiterated that position on May 13.
«We are not planning in any possible way a military intervention in Libya,» she said. According to her, establishing control over the territorial waters of Libya is enough to destroy the smugglers’ infrastructure. But the assurances that there will be no boots on the ground sound unconvincing. It’s clear that the West is serious about what it plans to do. For instance, Great Britain is going to send amphibious transport dock HMS Bulwark, the flagship of Royal Navy, to fight small smuggler’s boats. Air and naval forces are to bear the brunt of the mission. The operations conducted ashore by special operations forces teams are not excluded, no matter the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy says otherwise. Media outlets started to examine the public opinion.
The plan obtained by the Guardian says ground operations in Libya may be needed. EU governments have still to discuss and decide on the planning document. A joint session of EU foreign and defence ministers is to decide on the mission on May 18, followed the next day by a meeting of defence chiefs from European Union countries. The military package would then need to be given a green light by heads of government at an EU summit slated for June. Ten European Union members have already expressed their approval, including Great Britain, France, Spain and Italy. According to Ibrahim Dabbashi, Libya’s United Nations ambassador, his government has been left out of the urgent international discussion of the migrant crisis. This is the legacy of colonial past. Europeans still view Libya as a colony.
Federica Mogherini has already visited New York to discuss prospects for a UN Security Council resolution allowing the use of force against the smugglers. The Guardian reports that that the UK has prepared a draft document on behalf of the EU «that is believed to call for the ‘use of all means to destroy the business model of the traffickers’. Mogherini sounded optimistic about adoption of UN Security Council resolution allowing the use of force against the smugglers, but also made plain that if that proved impossible, the EU would still mount a military mission in the Mediterranean outside of Libyan territorial waters and airspace.
A question pops up. Creating obstacles on the way of flows of unfortunate people leaving Libya for Europe – is it the only goal pursued by the planned military operation in the Mediterranean Sea? The Libya’s shoreline is some 1,100 miles (1,800 km) in length. A large naval force is needed to control it. The chances for destroying the smugglers’ infrastructure are slim.Too many people are involved in this business. After the overthrow and murder of Muammar Gaddafi Libya has plunged into the quagmire of chaos. It has joined the list of most unstable countries in the world which are primarily located in Africa. The political turmoil inside the country is kind of free for all – different groups are fighting each other. One government rules the country in Tripoli. Another government functions in Tobruk. There are other «governments» spread around the country. Under the conditions, Libya cannot be called a state in the full meaning of the word.
Under Gaddafi Libya boasted high living standards. From point of view of people’s wealth it was a leader in the Arab world. Today the country has spiraled towards total disorder. There is no whatsoever control on the part of government. Large chunks of national territory have fallen under the control of the Islamic State and other extremist groups. Libya is an oil rich country but the production is low with numerous criminal gangs thwarting the process. Cyrenaica, the oil rich eastern coastal region of Libya, demands autonomy. The country if falling to pieces. The Libya we once knew is no more.
Flows of refugees from Arab and Black Africa transit through Libya on the way to Europe. There is little Europe could do under the circumstances but use military force to stop the flows. Brussels has made all of the European Union members to partner up on policies such as EU immigration. Poland is situated far from Africa but it has to host 1200 refugees. Latvia is to provide shelter to 220 fugitives, Estonia is to host 326 of them. 207 evacuees are to be taken care of by Lithuania. But this policy does not offer a solution to the problem.
In 2015 Libya expects 135 thousand people to be born on its soil, but the population of the country will not increase due to the fact that about the same number of people leave the country. Libya is a transit country for refugees from Algeria, Mali, Niger, Chad, Sudan, Senegal, Ghana and Eritrea going to Europe. The sources in Rome say a surge of immigrants will flood Europe soon. As many as 5,000 migrants a week could arrive in Italy by sea from North African ports in the next five months unless something is done about it, according to an interior ministry projection. The figures, published on April 23 by the Rome newspaper Il Messaggero and confirmed by a ministry source, estimated that as many as 200,000 could arrive by the end of this year.
There should harbor no illusions. One can hardly imagine the West admit responsibility for dire results of the policy aimed at «democratization» of Libya