Aug 24, 2011
The great hoax pushed by NATO and the corporate-state media is that Libya has fallen, the rebels took control of Tripoli, Gaddafi is on the ropes, and the country is now free. But this is not true. The situation on the ground is more complicated and complex. This narrative of events may satisfy your inner hatred of dictators, but it is false for so many reasons.
One, the war for Tripoli and Libya has just begun. Tripoli is not under the control of NATO. The rebels, who consist of al-Qaeda fighters and other anti-freedom crusaders, were only able to advance because NATO bombed strategic sites ahead of them. Special forces from England and other NATO countries also assisted in the effort by unleashing a campaign of terror and chaos.
Two, Gaddafi won’t quit until he is dead. And even then the people of Libya won’t just hand over their country to a government consisting of people they believe to be traitorous rats that have brought in the old colonial wolves back into the Libyan jungle under the disguise of fighting a revolution for freedom and justice. Gaddafi is a native lion, a brutal one, but he comes from the roots of Libya.
And three, Libya is not free. It is being submerged from all sides by foreign mercenaries and neo-colonial governments. The country will be looted, destroyed and raped by thieves inside and outside Libya. Western oil companies and private contractors are already drawing up plans.
If the rebels had a real popular movement on their hands they wouldn’t have to go begging to NATO for help from the air and seas. The Libyan people would’ve joined them in their fight against tyranny and oppression. But this fight was never started by the “rebels.” It was an overseas operation from the start. This is an astroturf version of the Arab Spring.
This game is not about resisting a dictator and bringing democracy to Libya, it is about seizing a country and looting its wealth. This little detail is getting lost in the chaos of modern war which is largely fought with the weapons of the mass media, such as disinformation campaigns and propaganda assaults against the mind of the global public.
This article was posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 3:32 am