April 15th, 2011

Libyagate: cracking an egg with iron baseball bats

Hearsay – The British Fleet left Gibraltar. 3 assault ship, 7 destroyers and support, 2 RLA transports as well as quite a few others.

Subject to confirmation.

The AYM peaceful protest was hijacked by CIA arranged, heavily armed and ready to go insurgents.

What many Libyans know or suspect: colonialism with the US as the front.  Who controls the US?
Excerpt from http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24218

The AFRICOM website wrote this of the exercise:
“Conducted by Special Operations Command Africa, Flintlock is a joint multinational exercise to improve information sharing at the operational and tactical levels across the Saharan region while fostering increased collaboration and coordination. It’s focused on military interoperability and capacity-building for U.S., North American and European Partner Nations, and select units in Northern and Western Africa.”

Note how African participants are listed after those of the U.S. and its European and Canadian NATO allies.
Late this January the main planning conference for Africa Endeavor 2011 was held in Mali. Modeled after U.S. European Command’s Combined Endeavor, the largest military communications and information systems exercise in the world, this year’s annual Africa Endeavor multinational exercise will be held in June in the same country.
According to AFRICOM, January’s planning conference “brought together more than 180 participants from 41 African, European and North American nations and observers from [the] Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the Eastern African Standby Force and NATO to plan interoperability testing of communications and information systems of participating nations,” with the “largest number of participating countries to date in the Africa Endeavor series” in the words of Brigadier General Roberts Ferrell, head of AFRICOM’s Command, Control, Communications and Computers Systems Directorate.

Last year’s Africa Endeavor included, in addition to U.S. and other NATO nations’ military personnel, participants from Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Southern Sudan (a year before its independence referendum), Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia.

Note the absence of Ivory Coast, Libya, Sudan, Eritrea and Zimbabwe.

Only 30 months after becoming an independent command, AFRICOM has consolidated military-to-military relations with 50 African nations, including non-African Union member Morocco and the world’s newest state, South Sudan. Changes in government in Ivory Coast and Libya would add two more countries to that column.
And as AFRICOM handed command of the current war against Libya to NATO on March 31, so, if recent comments by African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security Ramtane Lamamra are to be given credence, AFRICOM is preparing to share its 50 new African assets with NATO.

Just as the 1884-1885 Berlin Conference divided the African continent into spheres of influence between the major European powers and the U.S., with Ivory Coast belonging to France and Libya later taken by Italy, so now the U.S. and all the major former European colonial masters, who are now fellow NATO member states – France, Britain, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Turkey – are again planning to establish dominance over what has become the world’s second most populous continent.
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There is a decent roundup of today’s proceedings at Stop NATO:
Civilian Casualties Reported As NATO Warplanes Bomb Libyan Capital
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/14/libya-tripoli-attack-idUSLDE73D1SI20110414
NATO Chief Requests More Warplanes For Ground Attacks
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/04/13/bloomberg1376-LJN1FU0D9L3501-1NARAMBSB64HRBGHKNVH9VVB7C.DTL
France: Increase NATO Bombing Of Libya Despite BRICS Nations’ Concerns
http://en.rian.ru/world/20110414/163529719.html
Libya, Ivory Coast: Russia Warns Of Dangerous Tendency
http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=16152632&PageNum=0
NATO’s Libya War: Over 2,100 Air Missions, Nearly 900 Strikes Since March 31
http://www.nato.int/nato_static/assets/pdf/pdf_2011_04/20110414_110414-oup-update.pdf
Libyan War: Canadian Warplanes Fly Almost 100 Missions
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Canadian+jets+nearly+missions+Libya/4609666/story.html
U.S. Warplanes Fly 97 Libyan Combat Missions In Nine Days
http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=63545
BRICS Leaders Condemn NATO Role In Libyan Conflict
http://en.rian.ru/world/20110414/163528316.html
BRICS Summit: Russia Opposes NATO’s Role In Libyan War
http://rt.com/politics/russia-opposes-participation-medvedev/
Video And Text: State Department, Pentagon Use Social Media For Cyberwarfare In Middle East
http://rt.com/news/democracy-usa-social-media/
Ruling Party: Soros Plans Libyan Scenario For Ukraine
http://rt.com/politics/leading-party-soros-prepares/
Clinton: U.S. Committed To Completion Of NATO Libyan War Mission
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/us_committed_to_nato_mission_in_6qUAd3xG8DXgTsjvr0LDBO
Berlin: NATO Assembles 50 Foreign Ministers On Libyan, Afghan Wars
http://www.nato.int/cps/en/SID-CC521EE2-A7C73FE2/natolive/news_72360.htm
Africa: Long History Of French Military Intervention
http://www.thenewage.co.za/15519-1020-53-FranceAfrica_a_long_history_of_military_intervention
Libya Bombing: Hasty Call For Recolonization Of Africa
http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/459/752021
Qatar: NATO Powers Push Gaddafi Ouster, Support Opposition
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-04/14/c_13827671.htm
War Allies: U.S.’s Biden, Qatar’s Emir Hail “Historic Partnership”
http://en.trend.az/regions/world/usa/1860963.html
Spain To Continue Air, Naval Roles In NATO’s Libyan War
http://af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/idAFBRU01145120110414

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Excerpts:
http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liv...
1:31am Pentagon officials disclosed that American fighter jets have continued airstrikes in Libya even after the US turned over the mission to NATO last week.
The revelation that Americans have flown 35 per cent of all air missions over the past 10 days came even as their allies complain that the US military should be doing more.

5:35am In recent field developments in Libya, pro-democracy rebels in Jebel-al-Gharbi district, have repelled Gaddafi troops in al-Haraba district, west of Rihaibat after clashes that broke out there.
The rebel fighters were able to seize a number of military vehicles and had captured some elements of Gaddafi troops as prisoners of war, rebel sources said.

7:54am Leaders from the five so-called "BRICS" emerging powers joined in criticising the air campaign in Libya, a government source at the summit said, when Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa met in southern China.

7:26am Libya is accusing the West of "financial piracy". Sanctions against the nation have frozen assets estimated by the country to be over $120bn. The Libyan government said there are no "legal grounds" in diverting Libyan assets to rebels.

8:48am A rebel fighter sits on the main highway awaiting a rumored Libyan Army advance between the crucial towns of Ajdabiyah and Brega, earlier this week. The rebels continued to hold Ajdabiyah a day after NATO air power struck army troops loyal to Gaddafi nearby, helping the rebels secure the city.

10:41am Libyan government forces have struck the coastal city of Misurata with dozens of Grad rockets, killing eight rebels, Abdelbasset Abu Mzereiq, a rebel spokesman told Reuters by telephone.

12:26am UN chief Ban Ki-Moon again called for a political solution to the crisis in Libya, and reiterated the need for an immediate ceasefire. Ban spoke following a Libya summit of international leaders in Cairo.
[Who's he?]

1:11pm Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, pledged that the United States would "strongly support" NATO-led military efforts in Libya until leader Muammer Gaddafi is ousted from power.

2:02pm Italian oil firm Eni plans to fill a tanker with crude oil from its oilfields in western Libya to Venice, where it can be stored more safely, a spokesman said.
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UK and France cajole coalition nations to join air raids on Gaddafi
http://www.independent.co.uk/n...
An Indy commenter Taleah pointed out that ~4 million Libyans, the big tribes, were behind the Libyan government.
Seems as if the Libyan gov hasn't asked them for help - yet. Prob waiting for the boots to arrive on the beaches.

She also mentioned that Hague is apoplectic because NATO is sticking to UN regs. NATO is causing a stalemate by its interference, keeping the insurgents in Ajdabiye and the army in Brega. (A divided Libya would leave the Libyan gov with the main oil fields.) If the insurgents attack Brega they are threatening civilians rather than defending them...

Iran is a mystery. Probably it could have the US controlled side of the council assassinated with just a word.
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Humorous thought: Cameron, Sarkozy, Obama etc., "Gaddafi must step down."
Gaddafi, "I will if you will..."
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Press TV - BAHRAIN REVOLUTION Witnesses: Troops start razing mosque in Bahraini city of Sitra

Libya: All About Oil, or All About Central Banking?
http://www.opednews.com/articl... 
[Ellen has embarked on a learning curve.]
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http://rickrozoff.wordpress.co...
Leading party says Soros prepares “Libyan scenario” for Ukraine

Ukraine’s leading political party has said that the international financier George Soros has been preparing a “Lybian scenario” for the country.
­The head of the Party of Regions parliamentary faction Aleksandr Yefremov said in a televised comment on Wednesday that he had information that George Soros had allocated funds for the overthrow of the Ukrainian political authorities.
“I even have information that Soros has allocated certain funds in order to prepare a certain group of young boys here in Ukraine who could launch any existing projects based on the North Africa examples,” Yefremov said. He also added that he hoped that the Ukrainian people will be wise enough not to follow such provocations.

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In http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/201...
describing Misurata's situation from a semi propagandist POV, it mentioned with condemnation the army firing grad rockets while near the end of the article it says:
...At the western edge of Ajdabiya, the main gateway town into the opposition-held east, two wounded rebel fighters were brought through, and the rebel forces retaliated by firing rockets in the direction of Brega.

Grads fire multiple rockets almost at the same time. They are unguided and so indiscriminate. NATO seems to approve of insurgents using them but bombs army machines.

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Libya Rebels (pt1) Execute, Behead & Mutilate Gaddafi Army who Surrender! Where is CNN now?
Need to be a youtube member to view, unpleasant.
http://www.youtube.com/verify_...

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Arguments for the international war against Libya:
Cartel controlled oil, cartel controlled central bank, control of the massive aquifer, puppet government, strategic location.
Arguments against
Libyan death toll.
Likely increase in total deaths as a result of intervention, several thousand.

Obviously, several thousand deaths is acceptable collateral damage to the animals.

Libyagate: Misurata facts. Has Soros been honest with AYM?

Boston.com – False pretense for war in Libya?
EVIDENCE IS now in that President Barack Obama grossly exaggerated the humanitarian threat to justify military action in Libya. The president claimed that intervention was necessary to prevent a “bloodbath’’ in Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city and last rebel stronghold.
But Human Rights Watch has released data on Misurata, the next-biggest city in Libya and scene of protracted fighting, revealing that Moammar Khadafy is not deliberately massacring civilians but rather narrowly targeting the armed rebels who fight against his government.
Misurata’s population is roughly 400,000. In nearly two months of war, only 257 people — including combatants — have died there. Of the 949 wounded, only 22 — less than 3 percent — are women. If Khadafy were indiscriminately targeting civilians, women would comprise about half the casualties.
http://articles.boston.com/201…
(Kudos to carltoncm for advising me of the article.)

From WBTV – Rebel says Gadhafi troops shell Misrata, kill 9
… Libya’s official JANA news agency reported airstrikes Wednesday
… residents had mostly evacuated that part of Misrata several weeks ago after Gadhafi troops stormed it.
“Gadhafi troops are misleading the NATO,” he said. “The Gadhafi forces turn the shops into weapon caches and then claim that the areas are residential.”
[Do Gaddafi's forces advise NATO? Does NATO bomb residential areas on insurgent say so? Even if not, it would not avoid insurgents targetting those residential properties - would it? And then perhaps claim the army targetted them? Seems no-one is honest, Cameron, Hague, Obama, let's face it,  politicians are liars virtually to a man and the NGOs are no better.]

Has Soros been honest with AYM?
I think not. The AYM is being used to further the interests of the globalist puppeteers that control countries by controlling their economies through debt and by controlling their energy use through fraudulent legislation. AYM has become a tool in the same way so much of the media is used. Not a compliant puppet in the way the European Commission and governments are but the end result is the same. Clinton and Power are bankster owned.
Congratulations to AYM, working for and directed by the banksters, Hilary and Power welcome you to the club.
How to salvage the mess? If AYM is clever and succeeds in gaining control in Libya the first thing they should do is jail the insurgent leaders as working for foreign interests against Libya’s. If the protests succeed in Egypt, the government and army heads should be jailed.
The only concessions globalists allow are those that advance their agenda and they are fickle, as likely to change allegiance as pass wind. Once AYM has served its purpose it will be forgotten. The globalists do not care who the figureheads are in any country or what political system is imposed as long as their wishes are complied with. I’ll give some examples next.

Globalists want democracy? – examples from yesterday’s “Stop NATO” compilation:
Quote: You may say that if Libya or Iraq were democracies, there would have been no need for the Euro-American invasions. We say to you: Salvador Allende. In 1973 the US Government overthrew the democratically elected government of Socialist President Salvador Allende. This is not the only example.
In February 1963, the US enabled a coup against the government of Iraq headed by General Abd al-Karim Qasim, who five years earlier had deposed the Western-allied Iraqi monarchy.
In 1960 the CIA and the Belgian government orchestrated a military coup that removed and killed pan-African leader Patrice Lumumba in Congo. In Brazil in March 30 of 1964, a democratically-elected government headed by President João Goulart was successfully overthrown by the CIA. On February 24, 1966, Kwame Nkrumah, the President of Ghana, was overthrown in a military coup backed by the CIA while on a state visit to North Vietnam. Howard Baine, the CIA agent responsible was decorated for his role in the coup.
In 1967, the Government of Iraq under President Abdul Rahman Arif was overthrown by the US government for attempting to give huge oil concessions to France and the USSR.
In the Salvadoran civil war between the military-led government of El Salvador and the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), the US supported the Salvadoran military government.
The US had for many decades coddled the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, even as his regime abused human rights and his wife Imelda Marcos plundered the country of billions of dollars. The US support was based on the US military’s desire of Philippine territory for its naval bases. But some American presidents, such as Ronald Reagan, were genuinely fond of Marcos, calling him a “freedom fighter.”
In 2002, Washington approved and supported a coup against the Venezuelan government. Senior officials, including Special Envoy to Latin America Otto Reich and convicted Iran-contra figure and George W. Bush “democracy ‘czar’” Elliott Abrams were allegedly part of the plot.
Top coup plotters, including Pedro Carmona, the man installed during the coup as the new president, began visits to the White House months before the coup and continued until weeks before the putsch. The insurgency against the government of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2003 was allegedly supported by the US, and Aristide claims he was physically removed from the country by US personnel against his wishes.
After winning Palestinian legislative elections in 2006, Hamas and Fatah formed the Palestinian authority national unity government in 2007, headed by Ismail Haniya. In June 2007 Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip. The US has since applied sanctions on Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organisation.
For the purposes of killing people, America, Britain and Portugal supported UNITA’s Jonas Savimbi who murdered indiscriminately millions of people in Angola. They also supported [Renamo's] genocide in Mozambique.
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The current bombing of Libya is a call for hasty recolonisation of Africa, by the same colonial powers of Europe and their Arab protégées. Notice how America used the fact the Arab League wanted a “We Fly Zone for Euro-American” and they ignored the African Union. This is the programme of America’s neo-conservatives know as the project for the New American Century, that America wants to use muscle power to take all the resources of the world. (Link to original statement by Kihura Nkuba (Uganda) )

The French addiction to population regulation
(Link to original text at Agence France-Presse)
Since 1960, when most of France’s African colonies became independent.
In addition to the conflicts listed, France fought an eight-year war in Algeria, which ended with that country’s independence in 1962.
- 1964, Gabon: French forces intervene to restore president after coup.
- 1968-1972, Chad: French troops intervene to put down northern rebellion.
- 1978-80, Chad: French forces defend government against rebels.
- 1978, Zaire: French and Belgian paratroops drop into the mineral-rich Katanga region of Zaire (today known as the Democratic Republic of Congo), [against] rebels….
- 1979, Central African Republic: French forces depose the eccentric Central African “emperor” Jean-Bedel Bokassa.
- 1983-84, Chad: New French intervention in Chad, where the government is threatened by rebels backed by Colonel Moamer Kadhafi’s Libya.
- 1986, Chad: Further operation against Chadian rebels; mainly using aviation.
- 1986, Togo: French reinforcements sent after coup attempt, which fails.
- 1989, Comoros: French forces go in when president is assassinated and mercenaries headed by Bob Denard, also French, take power.
- 1990, Gabon: French troops support the regime of president Omar Bongo….
- 1990-1993, Rwanda: French soldiers help evacuate French and other Europeans after rebels invade the country.
- 1991, Zaire: French troops deploy [to] capital Kinshasa during riots against the regime of Mobutu Sese Seko.
- 1992-94, Somalia: France intervenes alongside the US-led “Restore Hope” operation in Somalia.
- 1994: Rwanda: Two separate French interventions follow the death in a plane crash of Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana….
- 1995: Comoros: New French intervention to halt a coup, again led by the French mercenary Bob Denard.
- 1996-7: Central African Republic: Two French interventions to maintain order after munities among the local military.
- 1997: Republic of Congo: French troops intervene during civil war….
- 1996: Cameroon: France provides military assistance to Cameroon, which is involved in a dispute with Nigeria over an oil-rich border area. [Bakassi Peninsula]
- 1998: Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire): Intervention to evacuate foreigners from Kinshasa during unrest following the overthrow of the Mobutu regime by Laurent-Desire Kabila.
- 2002-present: Ivory Coast: French mount “Operation Licorne” after a military rebellion effectively cuts Ivory Coast in two. In 2004 they destroy Ivory Coast’s small air force after government forces bomb a French base.
- 2003: Democratic Republic of Congo: France provides most of the forces for a UN operation to protect civilians in the northeastern Ituri region of the DRC.
- 2008: Chad: New French intervention to bolster regime….
- 2011: Libya: France takes the lead in bombing campaign against Libya….
- 2011: Ivory Coast: French forces of the “Licorne” operation act alongside UN forces during the civil war sparked by Laurent Gbagbo’s refusal to leave power….
(I could spend a few hours doing the same for the UK but I’m pressed for time.)
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Ukraine, the AYM to provide the excuse… again?
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The same people that direct the US gov’t direct the EC including France and the UK, they also direct many if not all think tanks, CoR, CoM, CoL, CFR, Grantham, Tavistock, Fabian Soc, Bilderberg etc. and many NGO’s, the UN, NATO, Greenpeace, Common purpose, etc. and now AYM. Chances are that Koussa is a bank clerk considering how his sins have been waived against public will and how the truth about Lockerbie is still suppressed, kept from public knowledge.
How quickly did the banksters exert influence in the council? They look to have transferred key people from Gaddafi’s gov’t to the insurgents’  team early to avoid a repeat of Egypt’s scenario where bankster agents from Mubarak’s team were re-employed that caused a resurgence of protests.
[Remember, a Rothschild introduced us to the CO2 fraud and banks have coined it ever since (carbon credits, wind farms, etc.) despite evidence that the whole shooting match is a scam.]
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Some links that Al Jazeera tipped follow:
Patrick Cockburn: Libya’s parallels with Iraq under Saddam are truly ominous (Indy)
In Libya, geography is destiny: (Politico)
Release Al Jazeera journalists held in Libya (Al J)
Arming rebels in Libya, the unrest in the Middle East (CNN)
From Al J live:
9:11am France and Britain want to extend air strikes to the logistics and decision centres of Muammar Gaddafi’s army, rather than start arming Libyan rebels, Gerard Longuet, the French defence minister, said. Asked if it was time to send weapons to the rebels, Longuet told LCI television:
This is the reason France and Britain want to show our determination, including with strikes on military decision centres in Libya or on logistics depots which today are being spared.
Why? Because if we want to avoid civil war… the force of the other side must be neutralised, and so the strikes we are asking for are aimed at not having to arm the insurgents. Our goal is not to organise a front, it’s that Gaddafi’s troops go back to their barracks.
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They are determined to get control of the oil fields.