The Thin Red Line To Be Painted in The Sands of Libya Once Again – But At What Cost – How Many More of Our Young Men and Women Are to Be Sacrificed on the Alter of Oil Worship For a Pittance of a Wage.
The main beneficiaries of the conflict that will visit death and injury upon our soldiers are the oil companies and those who feed upon the financial benefits accruing from the extraction of oil and gas. In my view the Uk government should require the aforementioned bodies to meet the entire cost of any operation involving ground troops in Libya. Additionally all those so deployed should be paid a tax free daily bonus equivalent to 50% of their daily wage.
Libya Taken Apart by Western Allies – Ghaddafi Murdered
On March 17, 2011, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1973, spearheaded by the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama, authorizing military intervention in Libya. The goal, Obama explained, was to save the lives of peaceful, pro-democracy protesters who found themselves the target of a crackdown by Libyan dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi.
Not only did Qaddafi endanger the momentum of the nascent Arab Spring, which had recently swept away authoritarian regimes in Tunisia and Egypt, but he also was poised to commit a bloodbath in the Libyan city where the uprising had started, said the president. “We knew that 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,” Obama declared.
Two days after the UN authorization, the United States, the UK and some other NATO countries established a no-fly zone throughout Libya and started bombing Qaddafi’s forces. Seven months later, in October 2011, after an extended military campaign with sustained Western support, rebel forces conquered the country and shot Qaddafi dead.
In the years since Libya has not only failed to evolve into a democracy; it has devolved into a failed state. Violent deaths and other human rights abuses have increased severalfold. Rather than helping combat terrorism, as Qaddafi did during his last decade in power, Libya now serves as a safe haven for militias affiliated with both al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).
Rebels Exact Retribution After Taking Power
Immediately after taking power, the rebels perpetrated scores of reprisal killings, in addition to torturing, beating, and arbitrarily detaining thousands of suspected Qaddafi supporters.
The rebels also expelled 30,000 mostly black residents from the town of Tawergha and burned or looted their homes and shops, on the grounds that some of them supposedly had been mercenaries. Many of them attempted to escape to Europe. Thousands drowned.
Six months after the war, Human Rights Watch declared that the abuses “appear to be so widespread and systematic that they may amount to crimes against humanity.”
Ongoing attacks in western Libya, “amount to war crimes.” and as a consequence of such pervasive violence, the UN estimates that roughly 400,000 Libyans have fled their homes, a quarter of whom have left the country altogether.
The Western Allies Interventionist Policy Created the Killing Ground
Despite what defenders of the supposed successfull mission claim, there was a better policy available—not intervening at all, because peaceful Libyan civilians were not actually being targeted.
Had the United States and its allies followed that course, they could have spared Libya from the resulting chaos and given it a chance of progress under Qaddafi’s chosen successor: his relatively liberal, Western-educated son Saif al-Islam.
Instead, Libya today is riddled with vicious militias and anti-American terrorists—and thus serves as a cautionary tale of how humanitarian intervention can backfire for both the intervener and those it is intended to help.
Smoke and Mirrors – The Lies That Destroyed Qaddafi and Libya
By the time NATO intervened, Libya’s violence was on the verge of ending. Qaddafi’s well-armed forces had routed the ragtag rebels, who were retreating home. By mid-March 2011, government forces were poised to recapture the last rebel stronghold of Benghazi, thereby ending the one-month conflict at a total cost of just over 1,000 lives.
Just then, however, Libyan expatriates in Switzerland affiliated with the rebels issued warnings of an impending “bloodbath” in Benghazi, which Western media duly reported but which in retrospect appear to have been propaganda.
In reality, on March 17, Qaddafi pledged to protect the civilians of Benghazi, as he had those of other recaptured cities, adding that his forces had “left the way open” for the rebels to retreat to Egypt.
Simply put, the militants were about to lose the war, and so their overseas agents raised the specter of genocide to attract a NATO intervention—which worked like a charm. There is no evidence or reason to believe that Qaddafi had planned or intended to perpetrate a killing campaign. https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/libya/obamas-libya-debacle
SAS to Pave Way for 6000 Western Allied forces Offensive to “Halt the Advance of ISIS
The British army’s special unit the SAS has been deployed in Libya to pave the way for an international offensive aiming to halt the advance of the Islamic State (Isis) in North Africa. A coalition offensive of 6,000 European and US soldiers including 1,000 British troops will head to the war-torn nation to take part in a number of offensives against the militants.
Isis is desperate to assert more control in Libya because the oil-rich land could provide millions of dollars in revenue to fund terror attacks and to counterbalance the loss of territory in Syria and Iraq. The group has a strong presence in the coastal city of Sirte and the terrorist network is now targeting the Marsa al Brega oil refinery, the biggest in North Africa. If jihadists successfully capture the oil refinery, located between Sirte and Benghazi, they would gain full control of the country’s oil.
Currently the UK is strategically bombing libyan targets using Tornados and Typhoons stationed in the Mediterranean at RAF Akrotiri. A Royal Navy destroyer has also been dispatched to the north African coast . Th cost to the UK taxpayer is enormous: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcsdq-nWPyM
A senior military source advised “This Coalition will provide a wide range of resources from surveillance, to strike operations against Islamic State who have made significant progress in Libya. We have an advance force on the ground who will make an assessment of the situation and identify where attacks should be made and highlight the threats to our forces”.
The SAS is planning to assist Libyan commanders on “battlespace management” and will pass intelligence to the Chief of Joint Operations, Lieutenant General John Lorimer.
The Libyan interior ministry has reported that around 5,000 Islamist militants are fighting in the country which is still gripped by civil war, despite representatives of Libya’s two competing parliaments signing an agreement to end the country’s civil war on 17 December.
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini commented: “In Libya, there is the perfect mix ready to explode and in case it explodes, it will explode just at the gates of Europe.”
The UN confirmed report s from intelligence agencies that Libya has become Isis’s fallback position, turning the country into a “back-up” caliphate. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/war-isis-sas-pave-way-6000-troop-offensive-halt-daesh-advance-1535811
The UK is waging war in Libya in Support of Shell and BP
See my previous articles on the rape of Libya and control of it’s financial and natural assets: