The Libyan Hoax: Part 1
This blog was composed prior to Gadhafi's death.
It is understandable why so many people are confused about what really is happening in Libya. We got the impression, as of the time of writing this blog which is October 2011, that the rebels have virtually been victorious but how much of what we have been told is really true? The rebels, the media, NATO and the coalition have been caught out on a myriad of lies. I hope by dissecting the lies, we can get a clearer picture of what is really happening. Of course we may never know for sure because there is undoubtedly an information war.
It has been eight months since “protests” started in Libya. The world was expected to believe that these were legitimate protestors wanting a better life for themselves, having been inspired by the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia. The complaints were about dictatorship, human rights violations, government corruption, unemployment, extreme poverty and famine. However, evidence suggests that the “Arab Spring” has been nothing more than an orchestrated western plan having nothing to do with real grievances by the public.
Actually, it all originated with the leader of the opposition group in Libya, the National Front of the Salvation of Libya, Ibrahim Shadad, when he attended a meeting in London with about 300 other members back in 2005 at the National Conference for Libyan Opposition. They discussed how they could oust Gadhafi to set up a democratic nation. The campaign was to be called, “The Day of Rage” set up for the 17th February 2011.
The organizers issued a statement criticizing the United States:
“It forgot Libya and its bloody dictator regime” while urging reform in other Arab countries, the statement said.
They warned the United States and other nations not to meddle in the Libyans’ affairs. However, Washington’s main source of news on Libya was derived from Sahad’s NCLO in Washington. Sahad claimed to have first hand reports.
The protests had nothing to do with a poor quality of life. In fact, Libya is considered the Switzerland of Africa. The quality of life was poor under the Italian rule, under which colonialism presided over the Libyans before Colonel Gadhafi seized Libya. Prior to Gadhafi, the Libyans were denied education before the 4th grade and were limited in their learning of either the Bedouin or Arabic language. They were brain-washed to love Italy, taught in Italian and treat Arabs or Bedouins with distrust. Poor Italians secured most of the jobs, whether menial, skilled or semi-skilled. Little was left for the Libyans.
In 1951, only 10 percent of Libyans were literate. In 1977, the literacy rate rose to 51 percent. During the coinciding time frame, women’s literacy rose from 6 to 31 percent. By the late 80s, 70 percent of men were literate while 35% of women were literate. The literacy rate now in the 15-24 year old age group in Libya is now reported to be 99.80%, according to the World Bank. Literacy constitutes as being able to write short, simple statements on their everyday life.
The unemployment rate is 20.7 which is lower than South Africa which stands at 25, 2% as from May 2010. However, the unemployment rate of those between the ages of 15-24 is 51% in South Africa.
7.4% of Libyans live under the poverty line whereas 11% of Germans live under the poverty line.
Increasing food prices had become a problem in Libya. To address this problem, taxes and custom duties on locally-produced and imported food products, like wheat-by products, rice, vegetable oil, sugar and infant formula, were abolished.
So it is obvious that the claims that the life in Libya is unacceptable are just false.
REBELS ARE AL QAEDA AND AL QAEDA-LINKED TERRORISTS
We have all been led to believe these are peaceful protestors demanding their rights. However, it has emerged that they are nothing more than terrorists, having links to Al Qaeda. Many of the rebels belonged to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). According to CNN, the terrorists have repented and are no longer terrorists. The group has dissolved and the former leaders have created a new political organization called the Islamic Movement for Change, which, according to CNN, “is committed to working within a future democratic process”. The key military positions of the rebels are held by the former commanders of the Libyan Islamic fighting. But can those former LIFG members really repent in such a short time? As recently as June 2001, the group was listed as a bona fide terrorist organization by the United Nations Security Council website, which has since disappeared. The group is also listed as a terrorist organization by the United States Justice Department and the British Home Office. The US Code prohibits the supplying of material to support terrorist organization so obviously a crime has been committed.
As it is typical that jihadists like Al Qaeda were trained and recruited by the CIA, the same can be said for the rebels. The LIFG chief, Abdel Hakim Belhadj, deems himself the “Commander of the Tripoli Council.” He received military training in a CIA sponsored military camp in Afghanistan. The Daily Telegraph reported that Belhadj, who also goes by the name al-Hasidi, commands the key city of the rebels, Derna. He is an al Qaeda terrorist controller who admitted to the Daily Telegraph that he sent 25 fighters to fight the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. He was captured as a US prisoner of war and says that he hates the US only “less than 50%.” He implies that all will be forgiven if the US cooperates with Al Qaeda with arms, money, political power and diplomatic support. As of the time of writing this section of my blog, September, this has materialized. Benghazi, which is the hot spot for Al Qaeda in Libya, provided more militants fighting the US in Iraq than any other nation, according to a US West point study in 2007. Their preferred use of combat is suicide bombing. The information was extracted from about 600 Al Qaeda personnel files that were captured by US forces in 2007. One fifth of foreign fighters entered Iraq across the Syrian border was from Libya.
Felter and Fishman, the authors of the West Point Study, point out: “Almost 19 percent of the fighters in the Sinjar Records came from Libya alone. Furthermore, Libya contributed far more fighters per capita than any other nationality in the Sinjar Records, including Saudi Arabia.”
Both Darna and Benghazi have been associated with Islamic militancy in Libya which makes them at odds with Gadhafi because the former think that Sharia law should be implemented.
In 2007, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group confirmed that they were a subsidiary of Al Qaeda and in 2008 claimed that they had merged with them. Ironically enough, the authors suggested that the US cooperate with Arab governments, like Gadhafi’s, to counteract the terrorists. The US is concerned about the extreme ideology of these terrorists and the fact that great numbers are those who are killing US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. That seems to have changed now with the United States cooperating with these rebel terrorists to overthrow Gadhafi’s regime. That is a common modus operandi for the West. Al Qaeda is good when it serves their interests but is a convenient enemy when other ideals are strived to be achieved. For anyone who doubts that the West is in cahoots with Al Qaeda, take a moment to consider the past. Back in 1996, British intelligence paid a substantial amount of money, £100 000, to Al Qaeda to assassinate Gadhafi as written in the book, “Forbidden Truth” published in America by two French intelligence experts. The plan was for it to be carried out in the coastal city of Sirte. However, it is surmised that the operation by the Islamic Fight Group in the city was foiled in March 1996 in the gun battle that ensued when several militants were killed. The National Front for the Salvation of Libya, established on 7 October 1981, was trained by the CIA and was responsible for the botched assassination attempt on Gadhafi on May 8, 1984.
The Libyan National Army, a military wing of the NFSL, was founded on June 21, 1988, by Khalifa Hafter who had strong support from the CIA. The CIA brought the entry of LNA officers into the United States to start up a training camp. Hafter arrived in Benghazi in March 2001 to participate in the ousting of Gadhafi.
The recruiting of al Qaeda and other jihadists by the West will not stop at Libya. NATO, along with Western intelligence agencies, Mossad, Israel’s intelligence, is involved with recruiting Islamic fighters. Mossad sources have revealed that NATO is in alliance with Turkey to train and recruit jihadists to fight in several Muslim countries dubbed the new generation of “Freedom Fighters”. The jihadists will then participate in the “pro-democracy” and “humanitarian military campaigns”. It is now plain to see that this has happened in Libya and Syria is next.
In case of enormous irony, NATO, through the Secretary General of NATO, is warning that Libya may fall into the hands of Islamist extremists if a stable government is not established expediently. NATO says a vacuum would give these extremists time to make a move after 4 decades under Gadhafi. American intelligence is warning of growing extremism in Egypt and Yemen, which have been part of the “Arab Spring”. To appease these concerns, National Transitional Council head Mustafa Abdul Jalil says that, “We are Muslim people, for a moderate Islam and will stay on the road". But moderate Islam is not what all of the rebels want, probably the majority considering who they are. For this reason, there is a great schism which is threatening to derail the success of the revolution. In the end, it actually won’t matter because the National Transitional Council won’t be taking the lead. They are the mere puppets for the West. The Global Elite will coordinate Libya’s future and not a single Libyan.
THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION DISREGARDED BY THE WEST
Here are excerpts of the Security Council Resolution of the United Nations
Protection of civilians
4. Authorizes Member States that have notified the Secretary-General, acting nationally or through regional organizations or arrangements, and acting in cooperation with the Secretary-General, to take all necessary measures, notwithstanding paragraph 9 of resolution 1970 (2011), to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, including Benghazi, while excluding a foreign occupation force of any form on any part of Libyan territory, and requests the Member States concerned to inform the Secretary-General immediately of the measures they take pursuant to the authorization conferred by this paragraph which shall be immediately reported to the Security Council;
There is no doubt that NATO has committed appalling war crimes against the Libyan people.The accounts are so numerous that I shall only highlight a few.
There are reports of armed soldiers forcing young Libyan women in Misrata out of the beds at gun-point.They are then carted off into trucks and then hand them over to be raped by the NATO rebels.They are then slain by having their throats cut.Rape seems to be the preferred weapon of war.One father related how NATO rebels kidnapped a virgin daughter from seven pro Gadhafi families.The rebels get paid to hand the women over to NATO soldiers where they would participate in a “gang bang”.A NATO leader told the rebels to cut off their breasts.
Joanna Moriarty is on a fact finding mission and reports that NATO rebels have gone from house to house in Misrata asking who they support.If they say they don’t support NATO, they are killed right there and then.Even saying you are neutral on the war will not do for the rebels.They will weld the doors shut trapping the families inside where they will starve to death.
NATO has destroyed the infrastructure like the hospitals and schools.The reason is obvious.Not only to demoralize Gadhafi loyalists, just pure blood lust, but also to give ally countries the opportunity to obtain lucrative contracts to rebuild the countries as in the case of Iraq.
Another person that conducted a fact-finding mission in Libya in June 2011 was former Republican Cynthia McKinney.She revealed in an exclusive interview with “American Free Press” on July 26th that she had received an electronic message from a Russian colleague that NATO had deliberately targeted Libya’s Great Manmade River Project which is the water source of the world’s largest irrigation system delivering 1.7 billion gallons of fresh water daily to about 70% of the country’s citizens.The pipe manufacturing pipe was also destroyed.
“I was there before the bombing, and I was there after the bombing,” said Ms. McKinney, “and I have to tell you that it’s a shame that we’re literally destroying a country. But it wouldn’t be the first time, because we destroyed Iraq. Before the bombing started, Libyawas Africa’s most developed country. Now it will qualify as Africa’s most bombed country.
“The division and hatred that has been sown by NATO activities,” continued Ms. McKinney, “now pit Libyan against Libyan. The very foundation of U.S-NATO activities is a lie.
She also visited a university in Tripoli which had been targeted by NATO as well as residences.
What isn’t reported is something that cannot be seen and that is radiation.In April, 2011, a US Air Force Spokeswoman denied rumours that depleted uranium bombs were being dropped in Libya but a group of certified independent scientists working on the “Surveying and Collecting Specimens and Laboratory Measuring Group” have proven otherwise.The scientists and trained experts conducted field surveys looking for radioactive isotopes at bombed sites and the samples from these sites were analysed at the laboratories of the “Nuclear Energy Institution” of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.The results concluded that several sites contained higher than expected doses of uranium.Holes caused by NATO bombings had high radioactive measurements.
We have all heard the stories of the human violations committed by Gadhafi’s loyalists and I’m sure some have been committed but not many to innocent protestors if the evidence is anything to go by.It’s hard to say.
Perhaps one could argue that the rebels would naturally be angry with troops of Gadhafi seeing they are at war, but what about innocent civilians? It has always been known that the al Qaeda and other extremists hate black people, no doubt because Gadhafi welcomed hundreds of thousands of black African migrants looking for work in recent decades, and it is them that have been victimized the most.Many have been brutally murdered, many migrant workers, but the rebels say they are mercenaries Gadhafi recruited from sub-Saharan Africa.It is true that many found dead wore military fatigues but not all.Two men lay facing down on the grass in this picture with their hands bound behind their backs with plastic cuffs.
Blacks are being rounded up and are held in makeshift jails acrossTripoli like the Gate of the Sea sports club.Justice Minister Mohammed al-Alagi told reporters that he had visited several detention centres and found conditionsup to international standards."
"We are building a Libya of tolerance and freedom, not of revenge," he said.
Aladdin Mabrouk, spokesman forTripoli’s military council, surmised that there were about 5000 detainees.
But the reports of abuse continue to contradict this. Investigators from Amnesty International visited theCentralTripoliHospitaland the morgue and witnessed black men being dragged from their hospital beds and detained. Two other black Libyans also there receiving treatment were told“their turn was coming”. The rebels stubbornly refuse to separate Gadhafi mercenaries from regular citizens but others like Jean Ping, Chairman of the African Union Commission, believe they are just confusing the two.
It is not only the black Libyans that are the target of the rebels’ crimes.While we see scenes of jubilation on TV behind the scenes is a different matter.People know that if they supported the former regime, they will be targeted, too. Akram (27) had been arrested three times in two weeks.His documents were confiscated by the rebels.The reason, he says, is his family’s ties with the Gadhafi regime.
“You can say bad words about Gaddafi but you can’t say bad words about the rebels and the NTC. And they are talking about democracy? This is no future for Libya – we lost safety and peace,” Akram says.
AFRICA UNION SAYS NO-NO FOR NOW
Suspicion for the revolution is not confined to the civilians.The African Union has refused to recognize the National Transitional Council as the new Libyan government.They want a government that includes members of Gadhafi’s regime.Not surprising as well because Africa respected Gadhafi’s influence on the continent.African youths identified with Gadhafi’s anti-Western diatribes because the West tends to value their Arab allies more than the African ones.However, his influence in the African Union dwindled in recent years and countries like South Africa and Nigeria will most likely make up the shortfall of any future Libyan financing, says Phil Clark, a lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
It is not so much the ousting of Gadhafi that has incensed African leaders but how the West has ousted him out.South African president Jacob Zuma wanted the two sides in Libya to negotiate but the NTC rebuffed it.South Africa continued to stand up to the United States when it obstructed the US efforts to unfreeze Libyan assets for the benefit on the NTC government.Deputy President, Kgalema Motlanthe even called for an International Criminal Court investigation into NATO’s alliance with the rebels.
REBELS WANT THEIR REWARD NOW!
NEW OIL COMPANY
The rebels claim that they have already created a new national oil company to replace the corporation-controlled one by Gadhafi because clearly money is more important than democracy.On top of that, they have formed a central bank.Gadhafi’s central bank was solely state owned which means it was not a Rothchilds controlled bank.Libya is one of only 5 countries not Rothchilds owned.
In March, the Transitional National Council released a statement saying that a “Libyan Oil Company” had been established to supervise the production of oil and the polices related in the country.An appointment of an interim director general had already been appointed.TheUS and the United Nations has given permission to the rebels to sell oil under their control.
CENTRAL BANK OFBENGHAZI
The Council mentioned that a Central Bank ofBenghazihad been set up as the authority of monetary policies inLibyaand an appointment of a governor to the Central Bank ofLibyahad been appointed.
This has raised many eyebrows.
“I have never before heard of a central bank being created in just a matter of weeks out of a popular uprising,” noted Robert Wenzel in an analysis for the Economic Policy Journal. “This suggests we have a bit more than a rag tag bunch of rebels running around and that there are some pretty sophisticated influences
Wenzel believes that the rebels are a front for the West to get their hands on the money and oil.It is the rapid establishment that has caused the suspicion leading people to believe that the motivation for the international war against Gadhafi was motivated by the desire to disable the dictator’s state-owned bank.Author Eric Encina claims that the world’s “globalist financiers and market manipulators” could not stand the state owned Libyan bank’s independence.He explains:
“Currently, the Libyan government creates its own money, the Libyan Dinar, through the facilities of its own central bank. One major problem for globalist banking cartels is that in order to do business withLibya, they must go through the Libyan Central Bank and its national currency, a place where they have absolutely zero dominion or power-broking ability. Hence, taking down the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) may not appear in the speeches of Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy but this is certainly at the top of the globalist agenda for absorbingLibyainto its hive of compliant nations.”
REBELS AIDED BY THE WEST DESPITE INITIAL DENIALS
The United Nations security resolution strictly forbids any foreign occupation of outside forces in Libyato aid the rebels but it is clear now that it was disregarded.Early on, The Guardian reported that a number of British special soldiers, as well as former SAS troops, were training rebel forces although their presence was denied.However, in May Al-Jazeera captured photos of six westerners talking to Libyan rebels west of the town ofMisrata.
“A group of six westerners are clearly visible in a report by al-Jazeera from Dafniya, described as the westernmost point of the rebel lines west of the town of Misrata. Five of them were armed and wearing sand-coloured clothes, peaked caps, and cotton Arab scarves,” reports the Guardian.
“The sixth, apparently the most senior of the group, was carrying no visible weapon and wore a pink, short-sleeve shirt. He may be an intelligence officer. The group is seen talking to rebels and then quickly leaving on being spotted by the television crew.”
All this was done before the UN mandate to protect civilians was instituted in February this year giving away the fact that it was never about the protection of civilians.Shortly afterwards, the rebels seized a group of SAS soldiers, although quickly released.SAS soldiers later on advised the rebels who then secured the port city in Misrata and they passed on the details of Gadhafi forces locations to the British commanders in the UK and the Naples headquarters of the Canadian commander of NATO forces, Lt General Charles Bouchard.France, too, is believed to have deployed Special Forces inLibya and it is also believed that Qatari and Jordanian Special Forces were there, too.
The Pakistan Observer reported that there were hundreds of Special Forces personnel from the US, 2200 Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit to be exact, Britain and France and they arrived in February in American and French warships to train and support the rebels.The Western forces intended to prepare set-up training bases for the rebels.
After the UN Security Council Resolution was passed, Foreign Secretary William Hague said that Britainwould be sending military offices to help train the rebels.Hague claimed that it was fully compliant with the UN Security Council Resolution as it was protecting civilians.This is not compliant with Resolution as it stipulates clearly that no foreign occupation is allowed.Yet in April, Hague said that the “military advisory team” would not arm or train the rebels nor help with their military operations.President Barrack Obama, too, before the US involvement, reassured us that there would be no boots on the ground.In fact, back in 2002 when Obama was an Illinois state senator he said that using military force to topple a tyrannical dictator was nothing less than a “dumb war” and should be opposed.Of course Obama was having a jab at George W Bush who sanctioned plans to overthrow the murderous dictator Saddam Hussein.
“Now, let me be clear – I suffer no illusions about Saddam Hussein,” said Obama in his speech. “He is a brutal man. A ruthless man. A man who butchers his own people to secure his own power. He has repeatedly defied U.N. resolutions, thwarted U.N. inspection teams, developed chemical and biological weapons, and coveted nuclear capacity. He's a bad guy. The world, and the Iraqi people, would be better off without him.”
"... After September 11th, after witnessing the carnage and destruction, the dust and the tears, I supported this administration's pledge to hunt down and root out those who would slaughter innocents in the name of intolerance, and I would willingly take up arms myself to prevent such tragedy from happening again," said Obama. "I don't oppose all wars. ... What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. What I am opposed to is the cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz and other armchair, weekend warriors in this administration to shove their own ideological agendas down our throats, irrespective of the costs in lives lost and in hardships borne."
He gave the reason for opposing such a war because Iraq did not pose a threat to the United States and because Hussein was not in any way involved in 9-11.So outrageously enough, Obama has retracted his opinion in a March 28, 2011 speech and said Gadhafi must go because of his brutality.
“Now we saw regime forces on the outskirts of the city,” Obama said. “We knew that if we waited, if we waited one more day, Benghazi, a city nearly the size of Charlotte, could suffer a massacre that would have reverberated across the region and stained the conscience of the world.”
Having to explain how Saddam was different to Gadhafi, Obama said that Gadhafi had to be stopped because Gadhafi wouldn’t hesitate to kill his people to maintain power and that would threaten America’s “interest and values”.As of Saddam hesitated to kill those who opposed him…
As we can see, reassurances that there would be no boots on the ground have changed since then. Council of Foreign Relations president Richard Haas pointed out that rebels cannot rebuild Libya by themselves and would need an “international force” to keep order.He even admits that NATO’s intervention had nothing to do with protecting civilians but was rather an attempt to overthrow Gadhafi’s regime.Of course this can be construed as the reason why theUS invaded Iraq.
Qatar has revealed on October 26 that it had soldiers on the ground in Libya assisting the rebels and integrating them into the Libyan army.
"We were among them and the numbers of Qataris on the ground were hundreds in every region," said Qatari chief of staff Major General Hamad bin Ali Al-Atiya.
Earlier on, Qatar said that it had provided services from their air force to assist NATO in "protecting civilians".