- After ousting independent leaders, Washington replaces
them with puppets. Mustafa Abdul Jalil is interim chairman. Until October
23, Mahmoud Jibril was prime minister.
- Abdurraheem el-Keib replaced him, a dual US/Libyan citizen.
He lived in America, holds a doctorate in electrical engineering, and taught
at North Carolina State University and the University of Alabama for years.
- A businessman and prominent Tripoli family scion, he
also taught at the UAE's Petroleum Institute. Big Oil giants fund it.
- He played no part in the conflict. Last August, Washington
parachuted him in as their man. Past puppet rulers were installed the same
- After WW II, Syngman Rhee came in from Hawaii to run
South Korea. In 1955, Ngo Dinh Diem became South Vietnam's president the
same way, brought in from New Jersey.
- In February 2004, after US marines ousted Haiti's Jean-Bertrand
Aristide, south Florida's Gerard Latortue was anointed interim prime minister.
Ordinary people had no say each time.
- Keib's not only Washington's man, he's Big Oil's man,
chosen to assure they control Libya's oil, gas and whatever else they want.
Forget about sovereign rights. Only imperial and corporate ones matter.
- It's the American way, also the British, French, Italian,
German and Canadian, wanting their share of war spoils.
- Libya's puppet Transitional National Council (TNC) "elected"
Keib. Some election, about as legitimate as America's money controlled
ones. They're all theater, not democracy. Corporatists win every time.
Voters are entirely left out.
- Keib will choose puppet cabinet ministers and be Washington's
man until something called "elections" next year, or maybe the
year after if postponed. It hardly matters. Democracy's not on the ballot.
- On November 2, NSNBC said fighting continues between
rebel rat factions, their elements and imperial forces, as well as "all
of the above" against Jamahiriya loyalists committed to keep struggling
- Keib's interim government will form a constitutional
counsel to replace Gaddafi's Green Book direct democracy with Western-style
power. It'll be written to serve monied interests. Libyans will have no
- NATO's "successful mission" slaughtered tens
of thousands, ravaged the country, and replaced a people's regime with
imperial rogues. Jamahiriya loyalists won't tolerate them. Expect protracted
conflict for years.
- Rebel rats want their own power centers and spoils. Insurgent
leader Anwar Fekini told The New York Times:
- "We are the ones who are holding the power - the
people with the force on the ground - and we are not going to give that
up until we have a legitimate government that will emerge from free and
- "(W)e will use all available means," he added,
"first of all our might on the ground."
- According to The Times:
- Rebel leaders already expressed resolve "to step
into the political process." Anonymous Misrata ones threatened to
intercede for their demands. Ongoing clashes suggest continuing power struggles.
Practically everyone in Libya is armed to do it.
- NATO created a violent, unstable environment to justify
becoming paramilitary occupiers. Entire cities were destroyed. Sirte's
now a ghost town. Tawergha's 30,000 population was terrorized and displaced.
Others also died. Reports are it's burned to the ground or still burning.
- Ravaged Libya will take years to rebuild. Much will stay
undone. People needs will be unmet. Imperial interests only will be addressed.
That's what pillaging is all about. Massacres will continue like sport.
NATO-style liberation revels in them.
- It'll will have Libya enter a "Mediterranean Alliance."
African unity will be weakened. Resources won't be nationalized. Plunder
instead is planned. Everything achieved under Gaddafi is gone. Libyans
retain nothing but their spirit to fight on. Tribal leaders vow to join
- Jamahiriya spokesman Moussa Ibrahim announced an alliance
being formed. United Leaders of All Tribes are preparing a "Document
of Honor," a declaration of unity and solidarity against imperial
- Resistance will formalize and spread. Fighting continues
across Libya, including inside Tripoli, as well as at the international
and military airports. Other battles raged in Bani Walid, Gheryan, and
elsewhere. Only southern and central Libya remain calm in Jamahiriya hands.
Al Qaeda elements now control Benghazi, but territory shifts back and forth
so front lines can change day to day.
- NATO waged war with proxy killers. From early 2011 through
end of October, media scoundrels called them freedom fighters. Language
now is changing them into terrorists.
- Occupying forces will come from 13 countries, including
America, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Qatar, and others. One or more
US super-bases will be built to launch new wars. Israel wants its own to
target enemies and work jointly with Washington.
- On October 27, Security Council Resolution 2016 passed
unanimously. No-fly zone prohibitions ended. Orwellian language "(w)elcome(d)
the positive developments in Libya which will improve the prospects for
a democratic, peaceful and prosperous future there."
- The UN Secretary-General was "notified....to take
all necessary measures....to protect civilians and civilian populated areas
under threat of attack...."
- In other words, Resolution 2016 lets NATO keep control.
Blue Helmet paramilitary occupiers are coming. Libya's now a Western colony.
Plunder and exploitation are planned. Protracted conflict is assured.
- Human misery grows daily. So do body count numbers. Already
they top 100,000. Perhaps five-fold that number were injured, some seriously,
others permanently maimed.
- NATO's "responsibility to protect" served its
interests only. Millions of suffering Libyans lost everything. The stench
of death is everywhere. A once peaceful, prosperous country no longer exists.
A ravaged charnel house replaced it.
- NATO plans replicating its model globally. Without opposition,
what's to stop imperial ravaging one country at a time.
- Only people power can. They must fill the void. Libyans
are committed. Jamahiriya loyalists are "everywhere." Saif al-Islam
Gaddafi vows to fight on. Reports about his surrender plans were bogus.
- "Bani Walid is under Libyan control after heavy
fighting inside and around the city. Fighting continues in Zawaya,"
Tripoli, Tobruk, and elsewhere. Jamahiriya loyalists are reorganizing to
- NATO's official mission ended. Theirs just began "and
will become part of a larger war (for) Africa against the colonial ambitions
of the Anglo-America Empire."
- The more it rampages, the more it's reviled, the more
resistance grows against it. Don't bet against it longer term.
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