NATO bombardment will continue
Sept 21, 2011
President Obama yesterday led the warm welcome to the al qaeda linked Libyan rebels that have been officially recognized as the country’s new leaders and handed a seat at the UN General Assembly. More diligent observers found the spectacle rather unsettling, to say the least.
“Libya is a lesson in what the international community can achieve when we stand together as one,” said Obama after formally meeting the Libyan Rebels leader Mustafa Abdel-Jalil at the UN.
“Today the world is saying, in one unmistakable voice, ‘We will stand with you as you seize this moment of promise; as you reach for the freedom, the dignity and the opportunity you deserve,’ ” Obama stated, with many noting that the same ‘reach for freedom’ has been deemed to be unhelpful by US officials at the UN where the Palestinian people are concerned.
The president also vowed that the NATO bombardment of Libya would continue, albeit with the “protection” of civilians spin added.
“So long as the Libyan people are being threatened, the NATO-led mission to protect them will continue,” Obama told the summit
“And those still holding out must understand — the old regime is over, and it is time to lay down your arms and join the new Libya.”
NATO today agreed to extend the Libyan mission by an extra three months. This will be the second three month extension and will ensure that a mission that Obama declared US forces would be engaged in for only days will now run at least nine months.
The resolution to hand the Libyan Rebels a UN seat was approved Friday by a vote of 114-17 with 15 abstentions.
The vote essentially means that al-Qaeda linked individuals are speaking for Libya at this week’s ministerial meeting of the General Assembly.
Infowars.com, Prison Planet.com and others, including historian author Webster Tarpley, have pointed out the fact that NATO contrived rebels are dominated by al-Qaeda and CIA created anti-Gaddafi groups such as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group. The leader of the group, Abdel hakim Belhaj, is intimately linked to the CIA and al-Qaeda.
The corporate media has practically ignored the fact that Khalifa Haftar, who was appointed chief rebel commander March 17, is a long-time CIA collaborator.
As Tarpley has stated, “an overstretched and moribund US-UK imperialism is using al Qaeda as its own irregular infantry in the effort to harass and cripple the nation-states of the world, causing them to disintegrate into a tribal, sectarian, criminal, and warlord chaos. In the current phase, al Qaeda has resumed its original status as CIA guerrillas.”
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 7:36 am