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US Has Panic Attack After Libyan Puppets Lose Control of Oil Ports

from Russia Insider

All that delicious Libyan oil…

Libya was the richest, most developed, most educated country in North Africa. It was a model of much-needed stability in the region, with a government that was considerably less terrible than NATO’s numerous medieval dictator-allies.

Before the “revolution”, the Libyan government used oil revenues to subsidize a whole range of social benefits for its citizens.

And now that Libya is a moon crater, the U.S. and its European poodles are whining about “returning oil ports to the Libyan people”. Is this a new standup routine that Washington has been practicing?

EU states and the US have urged a Russia-backed Libyan warlord to hand back oil ports, amid warnings that Russia was trying to do in Libya what it did in Syria.

The British, French, Italian, and US ambassadors to Libya said oil facilities “belong to the Libyan people and must remain under the exclusive control” of central authorities.

This statement is of course referring to Khalifa Haftar and his successful attack against “Islamist militias” (fanatics affiliated with al-Qaeda) who seized Sidra and Ras Lanuf earlier this month.

In other words: The U.S. and Europe are now having a panic attack because Islamic extremists no longer control two key oil ports in Libya. What a strange thing to be upset about.

And the notion that Washington cares at all about what “belongs” to the Libyan people is laughable. If you measure the scale of destruction in terms of where Libya was before NATO’s “humanitarian intervention”, and where it is now, it’s simply criminal. Before Obama started dropping “right to protect” bombs, this is what the U.N. said about Libya:

In 2010, Libya ranked 53rd in the UN’s Human Development Index among 163 countries. With life expectancy at birth at 74.5 years, an 88.4% adult literacy rate and a gross enrolment ratio of 94.1%, Libya was classified as a high human development country among the Middle East and North Africa region.

Libyans once enjoyed a higher standard of living than 2/3 of the planet. NATO fixed that little problem — and now Washington is crying crocodile tears about oil facilities that “belong” to the Libyan people. The entire country belongs to the Libyan people. Washington destroyed it, but for some reason it’s only concerned about the oil ports. How odd.


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10 Comments

  1. BigB says

    In the aftermath of an attack on the “heart of democracy” in London (not an attempt at black humour – more an indication of how distorted the consensus is) – I feel it is more than ever the time to expose the roots of the terror – not just for the victims of Khalid Masood – but for the 20 million or more victims whose names we will never know, but some of whose image will be exploited daily to justify the ongoing atrocities and evil perpetrated by the US Imperium in Africa.
    We know about the oil, the Gold Dinar, and Gaddafi’s pipe dream of a “United States of Africa” – but we know less of the dark forces of disunity at large on the continent – the deployment of AFRICOM, the Joint Special Operations Command, the CIA, British and French special forces, NATO/EU, USAid, phoney NGOs….. it’s a long list!
    It’s not just about resource acquisition, but also “resource denial” – to prevent China principally – that country after country is being rent by ethnic conflicts, “population engineering” and civil wars. I could speculate about the nefarious need to expand the GWOT by linking ISIS, AQIM, Boko Haram, and Al Shabaab? Or forced de-population? Who could deny that the human catastrophe is not ancillary – but part of a systematic plan?
    Certainly populations are on the move, forced to migrate not just by drought but by orchestrated conflict. As Gadaffi warned – Libya was the “cork in the bottle” – well that cork was well and truly popped by the “humanitarian” intervention driven by, principal among others, Soros shill HRC. Now we have a forced overspill into Europe. To some this is an avoidable human tragedy, to others it’s a business opportunity.
    http://disobedientmedia.com/ngo-fleet-bussing-migrants-into-the-eu-has-ties-to-george-soros-hillary-clinton-donors/
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-26/italian-officials-call-investigation-george-soros-supported-ngo-migrant-fleet
    That is if your business is spreading terror.
    To my mind, it is beyond coincidence or conception that the spread of terrorism is anything other than orchestrated, how can it be? The whole neo-liberal capitalist system is morally bankrupt and structurally violent. To the uber-capitalists and Deep State actors like Soros, a human life is an “externality” – but it’s not an exclusive view. To your average citizen, bought into the seemingly unlimited and subsidized cheap lifestyle and readily consumable commodities – the real cost in human terms remains a mystery. It is a taboo and socially inexpressable view that other costs – not limited to but exemplified by – terror on the streets of London, and death, famine, and terror in Africa – are part of the price we pay. How can this be made apparent in a socially acceptable way?

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  2. Alan says

    Is this the same Khalifa Haftar who worked for the CIA for over thirty years and was dropped into Libya 2011 to lead the mercenaries to over throw Ghadafi? If so, such protests are quite deceptive. The Libyan people appear to be caught between a UN puppet government, the so called “Presidential Council” and a motley collection of militias. It seems those who destroyed Libya are backing both sides. One imagines the covert activities of British, French, Italian mercenaries will ensure the continuation of profitable chaos.

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    • librul librul says

      “Khalifa Haftar” – that is interesting. When was the spelling changed? For the longest time it was “Khalifa Hifter”

      I remember being struck by his name when the CIA dropped him into Libya. “This guy’s name is practically Hitler”

      Not surprised he was rebranded from Hitler to Haftar.

      Google “Khalifa Hifter” yourself. The old spelling is still extant.

      Google will do an interesting thing. When you enter “Khalifa Hifter” it will ask you if you don’t really want “Khalifa Haftar”

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    • Enyalion says

      “Profitable chaos”. Great phrase, and right on the money, succinctly describing the American/European goal in the Middle East.

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  3. NATO’s destruction of Libya was a warning to other African nations who got funny ideas about “independence” and “sovereignty”. Gaddafi was using Libya’s oil money to finance projects in Africa and helping the continent break free from the strangehold placed on it by European and American corporations.

    Before Gaddafi arranged the launch of a telecommunications satellite for a one time cost of $4 billion European telecom companies were making $5 billion each year from the fees they charged Africans for using their communication equipment.

    There was more than meets the eye to the Libyan “intervention” and the press, certainly in the west, doesn’t talk about it very much. For a well-referenced and highly detailed analysis of that horror show and how the media was complicit in it, I recommend ‘Slouching Towards Sirte’ by Maximilian Forte.

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  4. Saving people of the under-developed world (by destroying them),Profits for the People -after we are done cashing in, Democracy for all -unless the wrong party wins, Fighting global terrorism with commitment - after creating it. No doubt future historians (no, not the US-Kindergarten University ones) will judge our Western behaviour with contempt. 500 years of exploitation, terror, slavery and mass-murder for personal profit and greed (under the banner of civilisation) will soon come to an end.

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  5. rtj1211 says

    Surely it is time to bomb DC, let some fanatical Klansman take control and then bleat that you cannot have a racist running the administrative centre of US politics?!

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  6. Martin stanley says

    Can a warlord return oil ports?
    Can supreme warlord ‘killery’ return Libya to its former sane equilibrium and quality of life?
    Can pigs fly?
    Well, in exceptional/deplorable uncle sam land we are free to vote in one continuous foul procession of lying compassionless two-faced armed-to-the-hilt crazy warmongers, thus adorous porkers can fly to the very top here!
    Hoorah for our dee-mock’racy!

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  7. Dead World Walking says

    “Can’t have those dammed socialists setting an example for the rest of Africa. Can we?”
    “Bad mouth and bomb em General”
    “Yessir!”

    Liked by 4 people

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