April 30th, 2011

Libyagate: Balkanization and The war doesn't make sense

Libya: "The Price of Freedom" Global Research
Highest Standard of Living in Africa
Libya has the highest living standard in Africa. The "United Nations Development Program (UNDP) confirms that the country has excellent prospects for achieving United Nations development goals by 2015. NATO's war will have already dashed those hopes. A collapse like the one in Iraq now threatens the country.
There has been little reaching the European public in the past few years about Libya, whose relationship with the West had normalized. European leaders met with their Libyan counterpart Muammar al-Gadhafi often and business flourished. In the course of preparation for war, the country was suddenly transformed into the most evil dictatorship. Even many war opponents accepted this characterization as their own and now want to overthrow the "tyrant."
But if Libyan society can really be reduced to the "revolutionary leader" Gadhafi in Libya, is the situation really worse than in a hundred other countries and are there not many more factors that determine the living conditions of a country, besides Western-style "freedoms"?

For Richard Falk, the UN special rapporteur for human rights in Palestine, the “degree of repression” in Libya is not "more pervasive and severe" than in other authoritarian countries. Even according to Amnesty International's country reports of human rights conditions, that of Libya differs little from many other countries; regarding [that of] the Arab allies in the NATO war alliance, such as Saudi Arabia, it is even much worse.

The Balkanization of Libya: US-NATO Plans to Carve up Libyan Territory Transl. and publ. - Global research
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya was interviewed by Xu Jingjing for a feature article about the impasse in war on Libya for Life Week. Life Week is a major Chinese magazine based in Beijing. 
The interview for Life Week discusses the impasse in the war and how it is part of the strategy of the Pentagon and NATO to divide Libya. The interview also discusses the roles of Turkey and Germany as well as E.U. plans to send peacekeepers. The economic importance of Misurata is also emphasised. 

XU JINGJING: It seems the Western Coalition has slowed down their moves in the past three weeks. In your analysis, what are the reasons for the impasse?
NAZEMROAYA: The impasse in Libya is calculated. The US and NATO want to maintain a strategic stalemate between the Libyan government in Tripoli and the Transitional Council in Benghazi. They are using this strategic stalemate to manipulate both Tripoli and Benghazi. The more desperate and tired both Tripoli and Benghazi become, the more they will turn to the US and its NATO partners to end the conflict. The Transitional Council will also make more deals with the US and the EU. The Libyan regime in Tripoli will plead with the US and the EU to end the war and also make concessions. The US and the EU want the two sides in Benghazi and Tripoli to be dependent on Washington and Brussels as the arbiters of Libya.
[I would suggest that the mission is a mish of mash of ambitions that are evolving from the initial attempt of clearing a path to Tripoli so that the insurgents could kill Gaddafi to one of destroying the Libyan army and its means of defending the country so that coalition forces could walk in. I think this was because of incompetent intelligence and their manipulation of politicians that is a hallmark of globalist stupidity.]
The end result will be that Libya will transform itself into what the US and Western Europe want it to become since the end of the Second World War in 1945.
[If the wishes of those that control the Pentagon and its NATO prevail ]
These imperialist powers originally wanted Libya to be three separate territories. The Libyan people bitterly opposed this.
Washington, London, and Paris even held talks with the Soviet Union on establishing three U.N. mandates called trusteeships in Libya. One of these mandates would be in Cyrenaica under British control, another mandate in Fazzan under French control, and one in Tripolitania under Italian control. The US would oversee all of them. But the Soviets had different ideas and wanted a mandate in Tripolitania or to share it with Italy.
Finally no agreements could be made and due to this Libya emerged as an independent country after debate at the UN.
NAZEMROAYA [...] Today the US and the EU are on the road towards forcing a new federal system in Libya or dividing the country under at least two administrations in Tripoli and Benghazi. These countries are also the forces that are pushing for a tribal conflict in Libya, which would turn the country into a second Yugoslavia. The tribal fighting in Libya would spill outside the borders of Libya into the rest of Africa, from West Africa to Central Africa and East Africa.
XU JINGJING: Is political bargaining behind the impasse? In your analysis, how will the countries allot obligations in the war and the interests after the war?
NAZEMROAYA: The British have outlined a scheme where the Arab members of this coalition against Libya will send their troops into Libya or finance a massive army of foreign mercenaries.
A partially privatized ground invasion of Libya will take place. In this regard, the British want Arab countries like Qatar and the UAE to finance British and US mercenaries in Libya. Like the British did in Omar many years ago, London is even going to allow members of the British military to temporarily leave their positions to work or fight in Libya as mercenaries. This is why the US was against including in UN Resolution 1973 any article permitting the legal persecution of foreign mercenaries that are not parties to the International Criminal Court.
While the US has been responsible for leading the attack on Libya, it will be the Western Europeans who will manage the occupation.
The EU now wants to occupy Libya. They will do this under the mandate of a peacekeeping force. This will only divide Libya. It will be under the eyes of an EU peacekeeping force that the two governments in Benghazi and Tripoli will drift more and more apart. Most probably Libya will be governed separately or under a federalist system.
[Continues by discussing the role of Germany as an abstainer so that it can be a "peacekeeper". The bankster police. Iraq and Afghanistan show how successful they have been at keeping the peace but the profit taking has continued regardless, the central bank is firmly in control of the ]
[...] Countries like China, Algeria, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Russia, Iran, Belarus, Brazil, Malaysia, and Venezuela should send peacekeepers. The Russians and their military partners in the post-Soviet space could all play a major role as peacekeepers. Even the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) could play a role. It is in the strategic interest of China and its allies to make sure that Libya is not colonized or victimized like NATO-occupied Afghanistan. The events in Libya are prerequisites for the Western military alliance towards isolating and confronting Iran, Russia, and China in Eurasia.
XU JINGJING: Do you think the US is still the decisive actor? Why?
NAZEMROAYA: Yes, without a doubt I do.
[Ends with] I want to also make one last and very important point. President Obama, Prime Minister Cameron, and President Sarkozy are all hiding behind NATO, because NATO is an international organization that escapes any form of political accountability. There is no voting constituency of people that NATO can be held accountable towards. The US and Britain can bomb Libya with NATO for months and claim that it is in NATO’s hand and that NATO is in charge of the war. Thus Obama, Cameron, and Sarkozy are all trying to escape political accountability as politicians to the public through letting NATO fight the war and hiding behind it.
[Soros, Pentagon and CIA behind Obama, CFR behind them, EC and MI6 behind Cameron and the EC and French SS behind Sarkozy, Fabian Soc and Bilderberg behind them]

Sponsors and lobbyists and jigsaw pieces
Likely candidates are the bank and oil interests, arms suppliers and building contractors. Bank and oil interests have been looked at in earlier posts, the others will be looked at as info becomes available.

Apparently our boys are fighting a war for profiteers and globalists. I guess if I called them unwitting mercenaries, their "pimps" being the politicians and generals I would likely catch a bullet. Nevertheless it would not conceal the truth.

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The war that doesn't make sense unless...
A number of articles have been collected by Anarchitext here that look to be worth contemplating, I'll read through them sometime. Pictures speak louder than words and the 2 below are quite remarkable. People dismiss out of hand discussions about globalisation plans even though a number of the puppeteers are quite overt about their intentions, a central global government of bankers and elites with a supreme "Dalek", so to speak.

Where will it all end? Considering the plan has progressed considerably since its formation in the 1700s, setbacks that I am seeing in modern times are of no great consequence to the overall strategy. Only by persuasion will those behind most of the global strife change the future to a more peaceful and fairer existence for all by allowing humanity to evolve at its own pace. At the extreme, forcing western definitions of civilisation on forest people and changing their culture by whatever means is barbaric. Yet what we are witnessing in a less extreme (due to the closeness of the cultures) but more violent implementation of ideology is exactly what is described in the forest people analogy. I have said on a number of occasions that it is far to soon to consider a central (world) government of whatever nature due to the inherent differences between the sub divisions of the human species. Even the EU central government project that should have had a great chance of success whether under Napoleon, Hitler or the Bilderber group is an abject failure from many aspects.

Whatever "beautiful future" is envisioned the methodology and acceleration attempts have consistently proved counterproductive and the Middle East and North Africa part of the plan is just a small example of what is wrong with the implementation. Nature has a different direction to the globalisation plan and nature does not even notice humans, let alone the few puppeteers. That is at the root of the certain failure of the global empire plan. Strong who has outgrown his boots sometimes sees a glimpse of what nature has in store and through self or misguided interest ends up a trying to influence direction towards his primitive view of how things should be.

Humans are self regulating and contrary to many ideas, there is a reason for their ability to multiply rapidly and diversely. There is also a reason for their great number. The last event that reduced the species to a handful, so to speak was not unique. The next event will see more survive because every type of climate has been successfully inhabited, all survivable events have been catered for. So to proceed with the plans of mice and banksters.

Perhaps these are the plans for the near future
Secretary Condoleezza Rice stated during a press conference that “[w]hat we’re seeing here [in regards to the destruction of Lebanon and the Israeli attacks on Lebanon], in a sense, is the growing—the ‘birth pangs’—of a ‘New Middle East’ and whatever we do we [meaning the United States] have to be certain that we’re pushing forward to the New Middle East [and] not going back to the old one.”1 Secretary Rice was immediately criticized for her statements both within Lebanon and internationally for expressing indifference to the suffering of an entire nation, which was being bombed  indiscriminately by the Israeli Air Force.

She misled by using ‘birth pangs’ instead of ‘induced birth’ and ‘New Middle East’ instead of 'Designer Middle East'.

Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a “New Middle East”


Divide and Conquer Implied in Proposed Map of the New Middle East

Note: The following map was prepared by Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters. It was published in the Armed Forces Journal in June 2006, Peters is a retired colonel of the U.S. National War Academy. (Map Copyright Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters 2006). Although the map does not officially reflect Pentagon doctrine, it has been used in a training program at NATO's Defense College for senior military officers. This map, as well as other similar maps, has most probably been used at the National War Academy as well as in military planning circles.

What confuses most people more so than the clever deception in the use of fake "conspiracy" sites is that the people supporting the globalist plan are seen in competition with each other. This does not avoid the observation of complicity seen in such venues as the Bilderberg conferences where family such as DuPont and allies such as BP, royalty, MSM owners and appointees of the puppeteers gather to receive targets. "For profit" sites such as Alex Jones' Prison Planet often sensationalise and that also adds to scepticism.

The logical next step is a major war and the major players are well known. What the puppeteers may be overconfident in is the pretence that the US is more than the muscle. The opposition may go straight for the head of the hydra - in the UK and Germany, and western banks.

The globalist plans are apparent on many fronts.

The Banksters and the Climate Fund Counterpunch
South Africa’s most vocal neoliberal politician, Trevor Manuel, is apparently being seriously considered as co-chair of the Green Climate Fund. On April 28-29 in Mexico City, Manuel and other elites meet to design the world’s biggest-ever replenishing pool of aid money: a promised $100 billion of annual grants by 2020, more than the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and allied regional banks put together.
The Climate Justice lobby is furious, because as a network of 90 progressive organizations wrote to the United Nations, “The integrity and potential of a truly just and effective climate fund has already been compromised by the 2010 Cancún decisions to involve the World Bank as interim trustee.” A Friends of the Earth International study earlier this month attacked the Bank for increased coal financing, especially $3.75 billion loaned to South Africa’s Eskom a year ago.

Globalists Positioned to Exploit Japan’s Tragedy Infowars
America couldn’t offer Japan much help even if they wanted to.
The Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) Foreign Affairs magazine article “Tokyo’s Turning Point” sees the disaster as an opportunity for Japan to abandon protectionism and embrace the “free-trade” travesty that is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is yet another bid to further mire nations in the disastrous interdependency that is dragging economies from the US and across Europe into a speculative debt black-hole brought on by international bankers.
These are likely the exploits of lower order globalists who have free reign in achieving targets. They don't go unchallenged. The following may be the beginning of a challenge to financial domination:

Secret Silver Buying
by Russian Billionaire, Chinese Traders, and People’s Bank of China to Lead to Comex Silver Default?
A COMEX default would have massive ramifications for precious metals markets, for the wider commodity markets, for the dollar, fiat currencies and our modern financial system.
Two theories, China is turning the yen into a supported currency and  the other, "Chinese, Russian and other private interests may be cornering the physical market in an effort to end manipulation of the silver market by Wall Street banks in order to ensure the silver price rises very sharply and creates significant profits on their silver bullion holdings"

Those new to all this can get a small idea of the scope. How did the Rothschild family get to own half the world's money?
By debt currency where the control of the creation of money is in the hands of private central banks and interest is paid on every unit of currency created. By fractional reserve banking where inflation is created by the unregulated creation of currency, i.e. counterfeiting, that almost every bank practices with the complicity of every government of every country with a privately controlled central bank.

There are many more examples.

Those that cannot support my thoughts on the bigger issues please ignore from the tear line and just focus on the N.Africa - Libya issue.

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Libyagate: UN regs are a farce, NATO to lose 30% of its blitzers come 19 May?

Does "protecting civilians" include targetting TV stations? This was on twitter a little while ago:
Unfortunately, NATO missed Gaddafi's propaganda antenna by a few meters, hope they can try again soon
Did they get any civilians?

Libyan Rebels Already Talking to Defense Contractors
So, the Libyan rebels are already meeting with major defense contractors. Officials from Italian defense giant Finmeccanica say they have met with representatives from the rebel movement to discuss buying helicopters along with border control and railroad technology. Wild. Apparently, the rebels plan on honoring millions of euros worth of conracts signed by the Gadhafi regime.
Government forces claim control of Misurata port, NATO denies it, clarification of the mines situation is given
Gaddafi forces claim control of Misurata port
Libya threatens to attack any ship approaching the city, while offering rebels to choose between amnesty or bloodshed.
Will the coalition allow it? Nope. And the insurgents voted for bloodshed. Facing facts, the last thing NATO (the US, France, UK ) wants is a ceasefire- even though the begging bowl is doing the rounds as bombs and planes are said to be in short supply. A ceasefire would preclude boots on the ground.

Does NATO have a clear goal in Libya?
[...] Viktor Litovkin, executive editor-in-chief of ‘Independent Military Observer’ newspaper is certain about NATO`s true reason for naming a point contact in Benghazi:
"I see it as a step towards ground operation, no matter who will lead it. All these aides and experts are expected not just to teach the insurgents to fight Gaddafi but also explore Libyan territories to know where to dispatch troops and place weaponry."
France, Italy and Turkey have already announced that they are ready to send their diplomats to Libya. However, not all NATO members are said to have approved Rasmussen`s proposal since it takes the western coalition even further from the UNSC resolution on a no-fly zone above Libya and protection of peaceful civilians there. More and more experts agree that the alliance still does not have a clear goal on Libya.
Don't be surprised if "get Gaddafi" makes a reappearance. Can't have targets suing the humanitarian aidsters now can we?

Globalists Plan to Starve Libyan People to Death

Libya will soon suffer the fate of Iraq. According to the World Food Program, a United Nations outfit, the north African country will soon experience a food crisis. In a statement, the organization said the engineered armed conflict in the country is seriously undermining the supply and distribution of perishable goods.
[...] ...according to UNICEF, 1,211,285 children died of embargo-related causes between August 1990 and August 1997, a number that reminds one of the toll inflicted on Cambodia by Pol Pot, a CIA asset who was allowed to conduct genocide after Kissinger and Nixon killed around 600,000 civilians and paved the way for Pol Pot’s slaughter of from 1.4 to 2.2 million out of a population of around 7 million

U.S. And NATO Allies Initiate Libyan Scenario For Syria Stop NATO, R. Rozoff
On April 29 the White House issued an executive order to enforce new and more stringent sanctions against Syria and appealed to European North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies to follow suit.

StopNATO Updates on Libyan war and Syria: April 29

NATO Warplanes Target Tripoli As Air Missions Reach 4,242

NATO To Establish Post In Eastern Libya

NATO Mission To Benghazi Prelude To Ground Operations: Expert

130 Missions: Danish Warplanes Bomb Libyan Ammunition Depot

“Human Rights Overriding Sovereignty”: Threat Of World Disorder

Germany Pushes EU Regime Change Package For Syria

Chinese Envoy Rules Out Threat Of External Force In Syria

Russian Interview On Western Media Lies About Syria


Matched pair...   (Thanks RT)

Across the pond
Can the President Legally Continue to Use Military Force in Libya?
In the present situation, President Obama authorized our naval forces to fire missiles into Libya and our Air Force planes to attack Libyan anti-aircraft sites on March 19, 2011. Two days later, on March 21, 2011, President Obama filed a report to Congress describing what he had done and under what legal authority he had done so. That action started the clock on the 60-day requirement in the law, which will expire on May 19, 2011. After that date, "any use" of United States Armed Forces is forbidden.
As with the UK the US is aiding and abetting NATO in flouting the UN regulations, will Obama repect US law?

Gaddafi was good partner: Ex-CIA chief
THE former chief of the CIA on Tuesday praised Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's past cooperation and said his downfall could complicate US interests in the short term.
Retired general Michael Hayden, who led the Central Intelligence Agency from 2006 to 2009 under president George W. Bush, said that restive Syria also helped US intelligence but only in selective areas.

Neighbourhood news
Who to believe, MSM said the army chased the insurgents! Whose rockets fell on the town?
Pro-Gaddafi forces flee into Tunisian border town: TAP
TUNIS, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Pro-Gaddafi forces fleeing violent clashes with the insurgents fled into Tunisia on Friday morning, causing a movement of panic among the local population, the official press agency TAP reported.
Some 15 Libyan military vehicles entered the Tunisian border town of Dhiba and were met with stones from local inhabitants and Libyan refugees, TAP said.
Several rockets also fell on the town, prompting the intervention of the Tunisian army. Units of the border patrol and the army stepped up patrols along the border and reportedly captured arms from Libyan insurgents who also fled the warring zone in western Libya.

On twitter yesterday:
[Verbat.] There is also a situation nearby in gasreen prison Tunisia, there was a riot and 800 prisoners escaped locals speculate that this maybe the work of Gaddafi agents in the country we tweeted 2 days ago, paying them and arming them to fight libyans in the camps. But the escape of these prisoners may also be coincidental. But pro gaddafi agents are active on the Tunisian side of the border

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood to contest half parliamant seats
The Muslim Brotherhood said on Saturday it will contest up to half the parliamentary seats in the elections scheduled for September.

Egyptian foreign policy shifts to reflect popular opinion
Egypt’s foreign policy outlook is changing. Moves such as opening the border with Gaza will have important implications for its relationship with Israel, Middle East experts say

Snakes and ladders? I'll need to study this more carefully before I can make any sense of it.
Palestinian reconciliation sends shock waves
[...] "It was Obama who suggested a full settlement freeze," Abbas told Newsweek's Dan Ephron. "I said OK, I accept. We both went up the tree. After that, he came down with a ladder and he removed the ladder and said to me, jump. Three times he did it." Among other criticism, Abbas complained about the "impolite" way in which Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was pushed out, and about the recent American veto on a United Nation Security
Council resolution draft which would have condemned Israeli settlement construction.

Syria: Intervention Inevitable Infowars
Regime change in Syria was a foregone conclusion as early as 1991. General Wesley Clark in a 2007 speech in California relayed a 1991 conversation between himself and then Under Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz.

US imposes sanctions on Syria, as civilian death toll mounts
The United States imposed sanctions Friday on Syria’s intelligence agency and two relatives of President Bashar al-Assad over the Damascus government’s bloody crackdown on democracy protestors. Officials say the penalties may be later be expanded to include the Syrian leader himself.
Germany Pushes EU Regime Change Package For Syria

Russian Interview On Western Media Lies About Syria RT
Western media lie about Syria
- eyewitness reports-It was quite a shock to see Al-Jazeera presenting rallies in support of the president as if they were protests against him. It was just as surprising to see the Israeli websites post photos and videos of supporters’ rallies with comments saying those were opponents of the regime. There you have people holding portraits of Bashar al-Assad and flags, and we’re told that these people are against him.
-Reuters broadcast their material around the world, including Russia. One source lies, and then this lie is like a snowball rolling downhill creating a fake reality, and picking up rumor and speculation.

How Syria and Libya Got to Be Turkey's Headaches
With neighboring Syria in crisis, the Arab Spring has finally arrived on Turkey's doorstep — and with it, one big headache for a government that has spent recent years staking its political fortunes on the region.
Since coming to power in 2002, the Islamic-rooted government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sought to become a kingpin in the Muslim world, driven by shared religious sensibility and economic expansionism. Turkish ministers have jetted between Middle Eastern capitals, signing trade deals and political cooperation protocols even as long-standing efforts to join the European Union have cooled. Erdogan stepped up criticism of Israel and became a hero on Arab streets for it.

The Human Organ Trafficking in Kosovo. Call for a UN sponsored Investigative Body
The story has appeared in various outlets over the past few weeks. This is the one selected by Global Research to feature from Voice of Russia.

Some food for thought from Hitchens to finish
Daft Dave’s ‘leasehold’ Empire [From Mail article From draper’s son to judge . . . THAT was social mobility]
The Prime Minister was right when he pointed out that most of the major crises in the world have their roots in the British Empire. It’s unquestionably true. Afghanistan’s stupid border? Our fault.
The endless Indo-Pakistan tension? Our fault. The mess in the Middle East? Our fault. The destruction of democracy in Iran? Our fault.
I am myself a child of Empire, born in what was then Malta GC when the mighty Mediterranean Fleet still filled the Grand Harbour at Valletta. And, having seen one or two other empires in action, I still say ours was the best.
What’s more, it seems to me that in this cruel world you either have an empire or become part of somebody else’s, and I know which I prefer.
The problems I list above were mostly not caused by the Empire itself. They followed its sudden, rapid collapse after the disastrous surrender of Singapore in 1942, one of the worst of the many failures and retreats that took place under the over-praised leadership of Winston Churchill.
People keep saying that we made a good job of withdrawing from Empire.
It’s just not true. The scuttles from India and Palestine were needlessly bloody and crude. They left grave, unsolved problems.
If you take over someone else’s country, you have to stay there for good, and commit yourself absolutely.
The current fashion for leasehold colonialism, where you barge in with bombs and soldiers and then clear off, is guaranteed to cause more difficulties than it solves.
That said, I have never seen such an adventure crumble into chaos and failure as quickly as Mr Cameron’s ill-considered Libyan affair. Bombing our own side?
Well, I never. But how on earth do we get out now we’re in? So much for the brilliance of Etonians, eh?

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