[WAR] The ministry of truth: NATO liberation of Libya, 2011

Karl gmkarl at gmail.com
Mon Jun 29 12:01:16 PDT 2020



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On Sun, Jun 28, 2020, 12:15 AM Zig the N.g <ziggerjoe at yandex.com> wrote:

> Looks like the West's evil in Libya is being checked.  Bout bloody time
> too!
> Russian Mercenaries Have Entered Libya's Largest Oil Field To Block Output
> https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/russian-mercenaries-have-entered-libyas-largest-oil-field-enforce-haftars-blockade
>    Despite that Gen. Khalifa Haftar's year-long offensive to take the
> capital was recently was defeated and ultimately pushed back, his Libyan
> National Army (LNA) still controls most of the country's major oil fields.
>    The Benghazi-based commander has for years secured all oil fields
> especially in the eastern half of the country, even as Libya's official
> National Oil Corporation (NOC) is based in Tripoli and operates under the
> aegis of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).
>    Haftar has long used this "oil weapon" by threatening to impose a total
> blockade on exports. Recall that in late January and into February of this
> year he did just that, declaring a "catastrophic" blockade of oil fields
> taking output down to almost zero in order to starve Tripoli and the NOC of
> vital state revenues, which has continued to now.
>    Oil production makes up over 90% of Libya's national revenue, via
> Reuters.
>    With his dream of seizing Tripoli dashed, thanks in no small part to
> Turkey's providing significant military support to the GNA, the oil
> blockade appears to in force more severely than ever, but this time
> reportedly with Russian help.
>    Since last year it's been widely reported that Russian mercenary firm,
> the Kremlin-based Wagner Group, is embedded with pro-Haftar forces. But
> this latest development via Reuters on Friday will certainly raise eyebrows
> in Europe and Washington. The NOC is now charging that Russia is meddling
> in its domestic production: ...
> On Sun, Aug 07, 2016 at 11:58:01PM +1000, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> > If the following were not true, we'd be incredulous that someone would
> > propose such an unbelievable and lame movie plot.
> >
> > Sadly, this is what North America and NATO stand for.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > I Thought NATO “Liberated” Libya in 2011?
> >
> http://journal-neo.org/2016/08/04/i-thought-nato-liberated-libya-in-2011/
> >
> > “Operation Unified Protector is one of the most successful in NATO’s
> > history… We have done this together for the people of Libya, so they can
> > take their future firmly and safely into their own hands. Libyans have
> > now liberated their country. And they have transformed the region. This
> > is their victory” - Former NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh
> > Rasmussen, speaking in October, 2011.
> > http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_80052.htm
> >
> > “In Libya, the death of Muammar al-Qaddafi showed that our role in
> > protecting the Libyan people, and helping them break free from a tyrant,
> > was the right thing to do” – US President, Barack Obama, speakingin
> > October, 2011.
> >
> http://www.reuters.com/article/us-obama-foreignpolicy-idUSTRE79L0MH20111023
> >
> > “I am proud to stand here on the soil of a free Tripoli and on behalf of
> > the American people I congratulate Libya. This is Libya’s moment, this
> > is Libya’s victory, the future belongs to you” – Former US Secretary of
> > State and Democratic Nominee for President, Hillary Clinton, speaking in
> > October, 2011.
> > https://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/10/19/172519.html
> >
> > On August the 1st, US warplanes bombed Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL)
> > targets in the Libyan city of Sirte, almost exactly five years after
> > Western imperialists declared NATO’s 2011 war in Libya a complete
> > success.
> >
> http://journal-neo.org/2015/10/17/nato-s-humanitarian-intervention-in-libya-exacerbated-humanitarian-suffering/
> >
> > These strikes are not the first conducted by the US in Libya this year,
> > in a broader campaign that is officially aimed at defeating an enemy
> > that the US had a major hand in creating in the first place (I’m sure
> > the military-industrial complex isn’t complaining however).
> >
> > Peter Cook, the Pentagon’s Press Secretary, said in a statement released
> > on the 1st of August in relation to the strikes that:
> >
> http://www.defense.gov/News/News-Releases/News-Release-View/Article/881794/statement-by-pentagon-press-secretary-peter-cook-on-us-air-strike-in-libya
> > “Today, at the request of the Libyan Government of National Accord
> > (GNA), the United States military conducted precision air strikes [which
> > is Orwellian/Pentagon-speak for dropping bombs (not uncommonly on
> > civilians)] against ISIL targets in Sirte, Libya, to support
> > GNA-affiliated forces seeking to defeat ISIL in its primary stronghold
> > in Libya… The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting
> > the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.”
> >
> > Wait a minute though, have I missed something? I thought Libya was
> > “liberated” in 2011 and the country is now a beacon of ‘freedom and
> > democracy’ for the Middle East and North Africa? Are the Libyan people
> > not enjoying being “free from a tyrant;” similar to the liberty the
> > Syrian people will experience if Assad the ‘tyrant’ is overthrown and
> > the country is handed over to al-Qaeda?
> >
> > Since the future belonged to the Libyan people in 2011, is the country
> > not a vibrant and prosperous democracy today? Is Libya not one of the
> > major hubs of the Mediterranean, with trade booming and flocks of
> > tourists travelling from across the world to sample the delights of the
> > country – from the fascinating culture of the indigenous people to the
> > stunning (I must admit) Roman ruins?
> >
> > I thought the standard of living for the average Libyan was much higher
> > than it was before the tyrant was deposed? Is Libya not helping to build
> > the African continent up to try and alleviate the millions of people who
> > live in poverty?
> >
> > I thought the “most successful” campaign in NATO’s history meant that
> > terrorism could not gain a foothold in the country, considering the
> > Western alliance spends the majority of its time (after antagonising
> > Russia that is) talking about fighting terrorism? I thought NATO’s
> > love-bombs only hit the baddies, and never killed or maimed any
> > civilians?
> >
> > Are the Libyan people not enjoying the fruits of another Western foreign
> > policy success story? Are the Libyan people not enjoying the stability
> > that always follows a Western war of aggression? I thought the Libyan
> > “kinetic military action” was yet another triumphant imperial endeavour,
> > just like Afghanistan, Iraq and the numerous other countries that were
> > lucky to be the targets of Western ‘humanitarian’ forces?
> >
> > Steven MacMillan is an independent writer, researcher, geopolitical
> > analyst and editor of  The Analyst Report,
> > http://www.theanalystreport.net/
> > especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.
> > http://journal-neo.org/
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