US/Saudi/Israeli Alliance for Greater Regional Turbulence?

Global Research, November 20, 2017

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The alliance is beset by failures. Longstanding US/Israeli plans to redraw the Middle East map failed to achieve its objective so far.

Libya in North Africa remains an ungovernable cauldron of violence. Shias close to Iran run Iraq, not Sunnis like under Saddam Hussein.

US, NATO, Saudi, Israeli war on Syria failed – a major defeat for the imperial alliance.

US-orchestrated Saudi war on Yemen only achieved the world’s greatest humanitarian disaster, nothing else. Houthi fighters remain strong and resilient after two-and-a-half years of aggression on the nation.

Qatar foiled the Saudi-led embargo on the country. The US, Israeli, Saudi plot to reshape the Middle East remains in place – despite consistent failures.

So what’s next? On Sunday, Arab League foreign ministers met in Cairo, the session called by Riyadh to enlist support for challenging Iran, Hezbollah and the Houthis, plotting greater regional war and turbulence.

“We will not stand idly by in the face of Iran’s aggression,” Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubel roared, adding:

“Iran created agents in the region, such as the Houthi and Hezbollah militias, in total disregard for all international principles” – an utter perversion of truth.

Egyptian foreign affairs minister/Arab League secretary-general Aboul Gheit sounded like a US/Israeli/Saudi puppet, saying

“Iranian threats have exceeded all boundaries and are pushing the region toward the abyss.”

Following Sunday talks, an Arab League statement said it “does not intend to declare war against Iran for the moment,” ominously warning that “Saudi Arabia has the right to defend its territory” – despite facing no external threats.

From Tehran on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted:

“Working with Turkish & Russian counterparts to build on ceasefire we achieved in Syria & preparing for inclusive dialog among Syrians.”

“Irony is KSA accuses Iran of destabilization, while itself fuels terrorists, wages war on Yemen, blockades Qatar & foments crisis in Lebanon.”

Israeli military intelligence-connected DEBKAfile (DF) discussed London media reports, claiming Saudi king Salman intends naming crown prince Muhammad bin Salman his successor in days, perhaps this week.

DF quoted London’s Daily Mail, saying the new monarch once in power intends “start(ing) a fire in Lebanon, in the hope of Israeli military backing to crush Hezbollah, promis(ing) Israel billions of dollars if they agree.”

According to an unnamed source, the kingdom can’t confront Hezbollah without Israeli help. Washington would have to agree. Israel won’t attack Iran or Lebanon without US permission and direct or indirect involvement – a huge risk likely involving Russia, aiding Tehran like its Syria offensive against US-supported terrorists.

Aside from Israeli nuclear weapons (never used so far), Iran is likely more powerful militarily than Israel and Riyadh combined. If Washington joins their alliance, it’s another story altogether, risking Russian involvement, possibly turning greater regional conflict into global war.

According to the Daily Mail account, Saudi crown prince Salman and Netanyahu consider Iran the region’s greatest threat – despite the Islamic Republic posing none at all.

Riyadh and Tel Aviv want their major Shia run, sovereign independent rival eliminated. They disagree on strategy, according to DF, saying:

Billions of Saudi dollars won’t “persuade Israel to send the IDF to fight a war except in its direct national interest, even though Israel and Saudi leaders and military chiefs” agree about an Iranian threat – invented, not real.

According to an unnamed Daily Mail source,

“MBS (the Saudi crown prince) is convinced that he has to hit Iran and Hezbollah. Contrary to the advice of the royal family elders, that’s (his) next target. Hence why the ruler of Kuwait privately calls him the raging bull.”

“MBS’s plan is to start the fire in Lebanon, but he’s hoping to count on Israeli military backing. He has already promised Israel billions of dollars in direct financial aid if they agree.”

“MBS cannot confront Hezbollah in Lebanon without Israel. Plan B is to fight Hezbollah in Syria.”

AIPAC is involved in what’s going one, likely to enlist Trump administration support for war on Iran and Hezbollah, saying:

“For more than 30 years, Hezbollah has served as a de-facto arm of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).”

“Its unmatched military and political influence in Lebanon allow it to: (1) facilitate Iran’s revolutionary goals, (2) promote the spread of Iran’s anti-Israel and anti-American ideologies, and (3) ensure that the Lebanese government is unable to stop the transfer of Iranian weapons across the Lebanese-Syrian border.”

“In addition, it directly threatens Israel, props up the brutal Assad regime in Syria and jeopardizes Lebanon’s sovereignty.”

Iran and Hezbollah threaten no one. Washington, Israel and the Saudis threaten regional and global war.

Hostile rhetoric against Iran and Hezbollah from Washington, AIPAC, Israel and Riyadh may be prelude for greater regional conflict.

My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”

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السعودية: بين المزيد من الخسائر أو التراجع

 

العميد د. أمين محمد حطيط

نوفمبر 16, 2017

بَنَت السعودية سياستها الخارجية خاصة بعد العام 1967 وأكثر دقة بعد العام 1982 على أمرين: الأول حاجة الغرب لها ولمالها ونفطها، والثاني تقدُّم الموقع «الإسرائيلي» الغربي في المنطقة وأرجحيته على القرار القومي العربي السيادي. وبالتالي اعتبرت نفسها ولي أمر العرب والمسلمين الذي ينبغي أن لا تُشقّ لها عصا طاعة، وان لا تخالف برأي وموقف مهما كانت طبيعة هذا الموقف وفساد هذا الرأي أو صلاحه. وبهذا التصوّر اعتبرت السعودية أن العالم العربي والإسلامي بكامله فضاء استراتيجيّ لها وأن أيّ مسّ بهذا الفضاء الذي تراه حقاً مكتسباً ونهائياً لها، إنما هو مسّ يشكل عدواناً مباشراً عليها يستوجب إنزال أشد العقوبات بمن يتجرأ ويفعل.

لكن المنطقة شهدت بعد العام 1979 ثم العام 2000 متغيّرات تعاكس ما بنت عليه السعودية نفوذها الخارجي. فكانت الثورة الإسلامية في إيران التي قدّمت النموذج الاستقلالي السيادي للإسلام السياسي عكس ما تقوم عليه السعودية من إسلام شكلي يدخلها في تبعية ارتهانية للغرب الصهيوأميركي. ثم كان ظهور المقاومة التي حققت الانتصارات المتتالية ضدّ العدو الإسرائيلي وأسقطت فكرة أرجحية قراره في المنطقة ـ أي بمعنى آخر أنّ مساً لا بل صدمة قوية تعرّضت لها مرتكزات السياسة الخارجية السعودية، وكان من المنطقي أن تتعامل السعودية مع الواقع المستجدّ وتتكيّف معه وتعيد صياغة سياستها الخارجية في العالم العربي والإسلامي، بما يُراعي هذه المتغيّرات خاصة أن إيران مدّت يد الصداقة للسعودية، وأنّ المقاومة لم تنظر الى السعودية بأيّ نظرة سلبية.

بيد أنّ السعودية لم تُصغِ في تصرفها حيال الأمرين لصوت العقل والمنطق والواقعية السياسية، بل ارتكبت حماقة استراتيجية وأعلنت الحرب على إيران وعلى المقاومة وتدرّجت في المواجهة منذ أربعة عقود انطلاقاً من تمويل حرب صدام على إيران في العام 1980، الى تمويل حرب «إسرائيل» على المقاومة 2006، وصولاً الى إعلان الحرب اليوم مباشرة على حزب الله، مع ما يمكن أن يؤدي اليه هذا الإعلان من خسائر تلحق بلبنان كله، ولم تأبه السعودية لها، ولكن قبل هذا العدوان الذي تشنّه السعودية الآن على لبنان الذي سنتحدّث عن تفاصيله، كانت السعودية خلال السنوات الثماني الماضية اقتحمت ساحات ست دول عربية ورمتها بالجماعات الإرهابية التي عاثت فيها تدميراً وقتلاً وتشريداً. وبالتالي فإن السعودية تُسأل عن تدمير ليبيا والعراق وسورية واليمن وعن خنق شعب البحرين واليوم عن محاولة تدمير لبنان.

والآن بعد مسار طويل من الأخطاء لا بل الخطايا الاستراتيجية الكارثية وصلت السعودية الى مشهد مرعب لها، حيث تجد أن فضاءها الاستراتيجي يضمر ويتقلص، وأن النار التي اقتحمت بها العالم والآخرين لإخضاعهم، ان هذه النار ارتدت عليها لتذلّها على الحدود مع اليمن فتتهاوى مراكز جيشها، وترعبها على أبواب الرياض. ثم يفتضح أمر عدوانها ووحشيتها بتجويع شعب اليمن ونشر الكوليرا القاتلة فيه وبدء حركة دولية اعتراضية وتأنيبية ضدها بدأت خافتة، لكن يرتقب لها أن تتصاعد وتُحرج السعودية أكثر فأكثر.

لقد شنّت السعودية الحرب على اليمن لإخضاعه وتركيعه باعتباره وفقاً لظنها حديقتها الخلفية وميدان فرض هيبتها، فكانت النتيجة عكس ما توقّعت، فلا اليمن خضع ولا الهيبة حفظت، لا بل العكس تماماً ما حصل، وأنتج ذلك عقدة عميقة في النفس السعودية أين منها عقدة أميركا في فيتنام اوعقدة «إسرائيل» في جنوب لبنان.

ومع هذه الهزيمة المركبة والبليغة الأثر التي حصدتها السعودية في اليمن، راحت السعودية تبحث عن جهة تحملها مسؤولية الهزيمة ولتنتقم منها علّها تتمكّن من تعويض الخسارة والنجاة في اليمن، وفي البحث لم تجد سوى حزب الله الذي اتهمته بأنه هو الذي يقاتل في اليمن وهو الذي يدرّب وهو الذي يحشد وهو الذي هزمها من دون أن تعترف او تقرّ بواقع وحقيقة ان الشعب اليمني هو الذي هزمها والإرادة اليمنية هي التي منعتها من الانتصار.

تريد السعودية اذن وبكل بساطة أن تضغط على حزب الله بأي شكل من الأشكال، بما في ذلك الحرب وتدمير لبنان، من أجل أن يمكّنها من رقبة اليمن وقراره. وهنا يبدو الغباء السعودي مرة أخرى، اذ من أقنع السعودية أو خدعها بالقول أن قرار اليمن هو بيد حزب الله أو بيد إيران؟

إن الحقيقة خلاف ما تظنّ السعودية تماماً، فحزب الله يؤيد الفريق المظلوم المعتدى عليه في اليمن، ممارسة لموجب أخلاقي وشرعي وإنساني، ولكنه لا يصادر قرار اليمن. فقرار اليمن بيد أهله وبيد مَن يدافعون عنه من جيش ولجان شعبية وشعب وقيادة سياسية، وهؤلاء يقاتلون من أجل القرار المستقلّ في وجه أيّ كان وليسوا بصدد الاختيار بين وصي ووصي، أيّ بين متبوع ومتبوع، فحزب الله أصلاً يدعم الشعب اليمني ولا يصادر قراره وهو شعب يقبل المساعدة ولا يقبل الوصاية. هذه حقيقة على السعودية أن تفهمها، ولكنها بمكابراتها لا تفهمها ولا تريد أن تفهمها.

وبهذه المكابرة التي تقود السعودية للبحث عن أعداء جدد وفتح جبهات جديدة، فإنّ السعودية تفاقم خسائرها، وتزيد من مأزقها وإذا عطفنا الشأن الخارجي هذا الى المأزق الداخلي الذي أقحم ولي عهد السعودية نفسه فيه، لتيقّنّا من أنّ الذي يقود السعودية هو الجنون والهستيريا والتخبّط الذي لا يؤدّي إلا الى الانتحار.

وفي سياق هذه السياسة المجنونة والهستيرية ارتكبت السعودية عدوانها الحالي على لبنان بدءاً بخطف رئيس حكومته وإجباره على الاستقالة، في عمل قرصنة لم يسبقها اليه أحد حتى أعتى المافيات والجماعات الإرهابية، وظنّت أن خطتها التي تبدأ بالخطف وتتدرج الى تنصيب حاكم دمية لها في لبنان مروراً بحرب أهلية وحرب «إسرائيلية» على لبنان، ستنجح وتجني ثمارها، ليس في لبنان فحسب، بل وفي اليمن أيضاً. وهنا تبدأ رحلة استعادة الفضاء الاستراتيجي السعودي الحيوي المتآكل كما تصوّرت.

لكن الأحداث والأداء اللبناني الذكي والمحترف الذي قاده رئيس الجمهورية بدعم مطلق من القيادات السياسية والشعبية والمقاومة في لبنان أفشل الخطة السعودية وأنتج عكسها. وهنا كان على السعودية أن تفهم وتتوقف وتكتفي بالخسارة في حدودها الأولى، لكنها ومرة جديدة وعلى عادتها ركبت السعودية رأسها وكابرت وتستمر في غيها وطغيانها وعدوانها على لبنان باحتجاز رئيس حكومته والسؤال إلى متى؟

على السعودية أن تعلم أن لبنان أقوى من أن يُلوى ذراعه، وإذا كانت بأموالها دمّرت لبنان في العام 1975 وما يليه، وإذا كانت بمؤامراتها في العام 2005 قتلت الحريري وحققت بعض أهدافها، فإن لبنان 2017 أشدّ بأساً وأصلب عوداً وأكثر مناعة بعد أن تعلم من دروس الماضي وامتلك الحكمة والقوة والمناعة معاً من أجل مواجهة أي عدوان عليه، ولن يكون لبنان ميداناً لتغيير هزيمة السعودية في اليمن وتعويضها أو إنقاذ السعودية من وحول اليمن.

وهنا ننصح السعودية كما انسحبت من سورية بعد أن أيقنت بالهزيمة والخسارة، عليها أن تنسحب من اليمن وتعترف بالخسارة وتترك اليمن لأهله. وأن تتوقف عن العدوان على لبنان وتطلق سراح رئيس حكومته، وعليها أن تعترف أن البيئة التي صاغت سياستها الخارجية بمقتضى عناصرها تغيرت وانقلبت ولتتوقف عن المكابرة ولتنقذ نفسها من الخسارة لا بل تفاقم الخسائر. ببساطة على السعودية أن تدرك بأنها ليست في الوضع الذي يُمكّنها من الانتصار في أي ميدان، حتى ولو جاهرت بوقاحة بحلفها مع «إسرائيل»، فلتتبع استراتيجية تحديد الخسائر بدلاً من الانتحار.

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The conflict in Syria and the flashpoint of Daraa, a town near the Syria-Jordan border where the CIA, working with the Muslim Brotherhood, attacked police and set the stage for a conflict that has so far claimed the lives of more than 400,000 Syrians. The proxy war is designed to take down a secular government and replace it with a Salafist principality controlled by the Brotherhood, a longtime CIA and British intelligence asset. ~ Notes HERE

Khalifa Haftar (CIA) Hires DC Lobby Group to Promote Himself As Libyan Ruler

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Khalifa Haftar, the would be Libyan General, is not all what he claims to be in the media.

Khalif Haftar is a TRAITOR, he is a WAR CRIMINAL he is a CIA operative and he is ambitious.

Khalifa Haftar was in the Libyan army under Ghadafi and took part in the Chadian wars of the 1970’s and 80’s. While fighting in Chad, when it appeared that Libya was going to lose the war, he decided to join the CIA and starting fighting against Libya, When it appeared that the war was ending, Ghadafi demanded that Haftar be returned to Libya but the CIA airlifted him to the US and installed him in Langley, VA as a CIA operative. He lived there in Langley quite comfortably on the backs of the US tax payers for over 20 years. During that time, Khalifa Haftar was tried for treason in Tripoli, in absentia, found guilty and sentenced to death.

But, Haftar had grand illusions to be the leader of Libya. So, he waited for his big break and it came in 2011 when the US/NATO created a false flag revolution to illegally overthrow the legitimate Libyan government.

Haftar was dropped into Libya by the CIA in 2011 to lead the so called “rebels” – 90% of which were radical mercenaries brought into Libya from other countries and 10% were Libyan criminal Islamic radicals who had either been imprisoned or had been living in exile because radical Islamist’s were outlawed in Libya.

After Haftar took part in the criminal destruction of Libya and the killing of hundreds of thousands of Libyans, he seemed to miraculously have some kind of “wake up” call that made him decide to act like he was now on the side of the legitimate Libyans against the radical militias and mercenaries who were holding Libya by force. Haftar then went about lobbying the HOR (House of Representatives) in Tobruk (the only elected government in Libya) to make him the leader of the Libyan army. Haftar is the only man would could actually get weapons into Libya (being CIA) as the UN holds an embargo against arming the Libyan army since 2011. Consequently, the Libyans were forced to make him the leader of the army or have no hope to cleanse their country of the radical mercenaries who were being armed daily by Turkey and Qatar.

Even though he is the leader of the LNA, the Libyan people/tribes are not fooled by him, he has very little support in Libya and even less support in the army. His big claim of victories across Libya have all been accomplished by the Green Resistance, an underground pro Jamahiriya group actively fighting, doing the hard work but letting Haftar take the credit. The Libyans have learned the dirty game of the Khazarian Zionists, they know that Haftar is one of theirs and they will most likely leave Libya alone as long as their guy is out front.

Here is the question that begs to be answered…. How is it that Khalifa Haftar is able to jet set all around the world, promoting himself as the future leader of Libya, meanwhile inside Libya there is no money for medicine, food, electricity has no repair and constantly out, water supplies are tainted, and absolutely no infrastructure repair or maintenance at all. The answer to this question is very simple, Khalifa Haftar lives in the deep pockets of the CIA.

To add injury to insult, Haftar has a son that is guilty of bank robbery in Tripoli causing grave injury to some civilians. Haftar turned a blind eye to the crimes of his son and instead made him a leader in the army.

Currently, Haftar is in hot water for the tortuous death of 36 Libyans whose bodies were thrown on the ground outside of Benghazi. It was known that Haftar had been holding these men captive.

None of this has stopped Haftar’s dream to rule Libya. Just like Belhaj, he thinks he can put the Libyan people to sleep and they will forget his past of treason, terror and war crimes. To promote his delusion as the future ruler of Libya he has signed on with a group in Washington DC called “Grassroots Political Consulting LLC”. He hired this group for $20,000 per month for 6 months to promote him and sell the US Congress and Senate as the new ruler of Libya. (See copy of the contract at the bottom of this article) One has to wonder where he obtained this kind of money? I am pretty sure that in Libya no military officer is paid enough to afford this kind of expense. It is obvious that he believes if he sells himself to the US government then he has a good shot at ruling Libya. The truth is, he has no shot, there are a number of great military leaders in the tribes and he could easily be replaced. Haftar cannot make his past disappear, the Libyan people will never accept a traitor as their leader.

As a last piece of information, I would like to state that the information about Haftar online and in the media is greatly tainted in his favor. After all, the CIA is bound to keep their guy inside Libya. The Russian’s did meet Haftar and they met with some Misurata militias all hoping to gain their favor. What Russia told Misurata and Haftar was that there would be no agreements unless the tribes of Libya are involved in the process. Russia said it is the tribes of Libya that represent the people of Libya and they are the ones who will decide who their leaders will be not one man or one group of militias.

All the world knows Haftar is CIA and that makes him ineligible for leadership in Libya and actually ineligible to be a Libyan citizen. Remove the UN weapons sanctions from the Libyan National Army and Haftar will crawl back into the hole from which he came.

How We All Learned to Accept Bush’s Lies About Libya

 

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How We All Learned to Accept Bush’s Lies About Libya

 

According to non-partisan, pan-ideological lore in 2017, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi gave up his quest for nukes in 2003—spooked by the Iraq war or strong-armed by imperialism or just trying to be nice, depending on the lesson plan. But instead of making his regime more secure, the gesture only secured his eventual downfall.

“North Koreans invariably mention the former Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi,” Evan Osnos wrote in The New Yorker following a recent trip to Pyongyang. And these North Korean officials cite the officially prepared narrative: that in December 2003, following talks that the U.S. president said began when the U.S. and UK invaded Iraq nine months earlier, the government of Colonel Gaddafi announced it was giving up on nuclear deterrence.

As Bush recounted in his 2004 State of the Union address, “the leader of Libya voluntarily pledged to disclose and dismantle all of his regime’s weapons of mass destruction programs, including a uranium-enrichment project for nuclear weapons.” Gaddafi, Bush said, “correctly judged that his country would be better off and far more secure without weapons of mass murder.”

The North Korean state, seeing how Gaddafi was executed less than eight years later by rebels with NATO air support, claims to have learned a lesson: that the Libyan leader signed his death warrant when he traded weapons for diplomatic relations. “It has been shown to the corners of the earth that Libya’s giving up its nuclear arms, which the U.S. liked to chatter on about, was used as an invasion tactic to disarm the country,” North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said in a 2011 statement. A Foreign Ministry official repeated the claim in an October 5 interview with Nick Kristof, which The New York Times columnist left unchallenged.

This is also the tidy narrative adopted by the current White House to explain why diplomacy won’t work with Pyongyang. “The lessons that we learned out of Libya giving up its nukes is, unfortunately, if you had nukes, never give them up,” U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said at the Aspen Security Forum in July 2017. A write-up in The Intercept reported that comment as detailing how, with respect to proliferation, “we got to this point,” a fact—disarmament followed by regime change prompting others to build and test more nukes—“shamelessly denied” by the previous administration.

Business news network CNBC has likewise speculated that North Korea’s “refusal to drop its nuclear weapons program may have a lot to do with the fate that met [Gaddafi],” while Doug Bandow of the libertarian Cato Institute is less equivocal, saying that, with respect to Libya, “Pyongyang saw America’s policy plain.

Farewell to Arms?

But Libya never gave up nuclear arms; it never had them—it hardly even had what might be called a “program.” And that 2003 deal was followed not by preparations for war against a newly disarmed enemy, but a shameful period of normalization that saw respected politicians in the U.S. and Europe flatter the Libyan dictator with praise and arms, all while their governments abducted and extradited his political opponents.

Amid that deplorable friendship, North Korea, in 2006, conducted its first nuclear weapons test. As analyst Samuel Ramani argues, it was the NATO intervention in Kosovo, and “NATO’s decision not to remove [Slobodan] Milosevic from power in 1999,” that informed North Korean policy to build up a conventional and nuclear deterrent. “From Pyongyang’s vantage point, NATO’s restrained military intervention in Yugoslavia demonstrated that the United States was only willing to carry out military interventions if they resulted in few casualties,” Ramani writes.

What happened in Libya years later may not have discouraged Pyongyang’s thinking with respect to deterrence, but it was at best a data point. And the Islamic Republic of Iran, for years in the crosshairs of America’s most belligerent militarists, even cheered Gaddafi’s downfall, congratulating the Libyans for changing their regime with a “popular uprising.” It then agreed to curb its own nuclear program.

That Libyan WMDs were real and a threat has served everyone’s interests. Gaddafi had since the late 1990s sought “normalized relations with the United States,” former CIA analyst Flynt Leverett noted in a 2004 piece for the Brookings Institution, while Bush and Blair, dealing with an insurgency in Iraq, desired vindication. A dictator giving up his WMDs, just months after the March 2003 invasion, would do just right.

As with Iraq, however, inspectors found no evidence to back the atomic hyperbole. In February 2004, three months after the weapons deal was announced, the International Atomic Energy Agency issued a report declaring that its inspectors could find no facilities in Libya “dedicated to nuclear weapon component manufacturing.” What it found instead, by way of Libyan officials, were “a series of engineering drawings relating to nuclear weapons components” and “notes (many of them handwritten) related to the fabrication of weapon components.”

Libya did possess some potentially dual-use nuclear opponents, including two centrifuges and uranium hexafluoride with which to feed them, according to the Arms Control Association. But, according to the IAEA, there was no evidence the Libyan regime ever tried to build a nuclear weapon.

Libya Rewarded

Giving up this on-paper nuclear program was richly rewarded. Within four months, British Prime Minister Tony Blair was extending Gaddafi the “hand of friendship,” naming General Robin Searby his government’s “defense coordinator with Libya under an agreement to advise and train members of the Libyan army,” according to The Independent. Critics, the account continued, complained that Libya’s “capacity and willingness to develop and deploy WMDs has been exaggerated to make the diplomatic breakthrough appear much more significant.”

General Searby would himself echo those critics years later, telling Al Jazeera in 2011 that Libyan weapons programs were so primitive that “they tried to make things fly which would go a few yards then explode or turn around head straight back towards them.” Although there were chemical weapons and stockpiles of chemicals that could have been used to make more—the last removed in 2016, post-regime change—Searby said he had “no knowledge” of the biological weapons said to be part of the deal, an apparent embellishment.

By the time that news came out, the Libyan government had already obtained over $143 million in weapons and other military equipment from British arms dealers, including the riot gear and tear gas that security forces used against Arab Spring protests against Gaddafi’s regime. Many other Western governments supplied the bullets, with the European Union selling $1 billion in arms in the five years following the lifting of the arms embargo on Libya, with Gaddafi promising—for a fee—to help keep Black migrants out of Europe.

Rather than plan for a full-scale invasion against a freshly neutered pest, the U.S and Europe propped up the Gaddafi regime, snatching families and delivering them to be detained and tortured by the Libyan government. On the eve of the Arab Spring, the U.S. government was preparing not for war, but for business “on an increasing scale,” according to the Associated Press, having planned to sell the Libyan military $77 million in armored troop carriers. Military exports were only suspended weeks after the first reports of massacres carried out by forces who benefitted from U.S. military training (with Blair whispering in the ear of “the leader” to try and talk him down).

Just as it served the political and financial interests of many to pretend that the 2003 deal with Libya was more than spectacle, it has been useful to many of all political stripes, post-2011, to omit the fact that Gaddafi’s relations with the West had been normalized and that Libya had become just another place to sell weapons, buy oil, and deposit the unfortunates kidnapped by the CIA and MI6.

Gaddafi was never the reformed villain Bush and Blair made him out to be, nor was he an anti-imperialist martyr done in by naiveté and disarmament. If the West had thought him more of a burden than a viable business partner back in 2003, the Libyan military (and its missiles that wouldn’t fly right) weren’t standing in the way of changing his regime.

It serves a popular storyline to act otherwise, with all sides, foreign and domestic, now omitting years of incriminating friendship. But the propaganda we serve ourselves is now serving to inform policy in an increasingly authoritarian dystopia: the Trump administration’s United States, which believes this tale to be evidence that diplomacy is no way to achieve disarmament. Truth is often a casualty of war, and mutually agreed upon deception is also a damningly myopic way to prevent one.

Charles Davis is a journalist in Los Angeles whose work has been published by outlets such as Al Jazeera, The Daily Beast, The New Republic and Vice. Photo: Muammar Gaddafi (openDemocracy via Flickr)

‘War to Save the Children’ — Talk By Vanessa Beeley

Recently Vanessa Beeley discussed the cynical manipulation of children to promote war in Syria.  Entitled “War to Save the Children,” her presentation was given as part of a London event entitled “Media On Trial.” It is a very important talk, and Beeley does a superb job of underscoring the hypocrisy behind the so-called “humanitarian interventions” so incessantly pursued by those who decidedly are not humane. The irony here of course: that the “war to save the children,” as it were, is in reality a war that kills children.

Held last month at a church in London, the Media On Trial event was organized by Frome Stop War, an independent anti-war group formed in 2011 in response to the bombing of Libya.

UN Continues to Criminally Destabilize Libya

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This is the UN, this is the New World Order, they steal the assets of a country and use the stolen money to control and destroy. They are war criminals of the highest order, they are thieves, liars and rapists. The crimes that they commit against humanity are innumerable, they are the bane of the planet. 

The saga of the criminal destruction and destabilization of the sovereign nation of Libya continues.

During the past few months, the Green Resistance (the movement against the criminals illegally occupying Libya by force) has come to control more than 80% of Libya. This movement is backed by the majority of all the Libyan tribes. As they encroach slowly upon the last area controlled by the radical Islamic terrorist militias and the UN puppet government, fear is creeping up on the criminal occupiers. Fear of loss, fear of retribution, fear of prosecution for crimes against humanity, war crimes and theft of the assets belonging to the Libyan people. This fear has caused these criminals to make stupid, spur of the moment decisions that shows just how desperate they have become and who they really are…

The appointed President of the UN Puppet Government (so called Unity Government or Al-Wefaq in Arabic) is named Faiez Al-Serraj, he is aligned with all of the criminal mercenaries and radical militias in Libya. The UN puppet government has no authority under Libyan law, was not elected but gained his position from the UN in a meeting in Tunisia. The people of Libya did not recognize this puppet government and refused to allow it inside Libya, so the UN sneaked this group of criminals into Tripoli in the middle of the night by boat and declared them the “Internationally recognized” government. This is quite convenient for the US and UN as anytime the US wants to bomb Libya or drop into Libya and pick up Libyan citizens, they state that the “internationally recognized” government has given them permission.

A short history on the UN puppet government and their members – Quote: Dr. Saif al Ghadafi
” in complement of its series of crimes against the Libyans, the Western countries have appointed a war criminal who was responsible for the destruction of Bani Walid and killing of its children, “Abdul- Rahman Al-Swehli” as a head of Libya’s highest authority, the State Council and appointed his nephew, “Ahmed Maiteeq” 44 Vice President, his niece “Nihad Meitiq” 45 General Director of the Foreign and his brother in law, Faiez Al-Serraj, head of the presidential Council.”

Seeing his end in sight, Serraj, decided to solicit/bribe with 50 million Libyan Dinars (stolen Libyan money), a man named Osama al-Juwaili (a rubbish rat who turned on his own people and country) to lead his militias and mercenaries in an attack against the Wershaffana tribe. The Wershaffana tribe is the 2nd largest tribe in Libya and is from Tripoli and the surrounding areas. This tribe controls the gates of Tripoli and the small surrounding towns. al Juwaili is a well known criminal in Libya and is a part of the Zentan tribe. It should be noted that he is in a break away small radical group from the main Zentan tribe. He was fighting with Khalifa Haftar (CIA operative) at the beginning of the 2011 invasion of Libya when Haftar was leading the mercenaries and radicals against the legitimate government of Libya. When Haftar changed sides (big question here) and started fighting the same mercenaries, al Juwaili broke away and started his own militias. al Juwaili is aligned with the Zionists that destroyed Libya, his main connection is with a man named Bernard Levy, well known Zionist who shows up in every country that the Zionist cabal has targeted for destruction. http://libyanwarthetruth.com/israel-involvement-fake-revolution He is also aligned with the terrorist Belhaj, the LIFG, the Misurata militias, the UN puppet government and other radical militia groups working hand in hand with the Zionists/UN attempting to keep Libya broken.

These criminal gangs and puppet governments have kept all resources away from the people of Libya and the tribes all the while becoming millionaires and billionaires. Try to understand, it is like some criminal moved into your home, took over all your bank accounts, your food, water, medicine, fuel, etc. They allowed you nothing but a crumb to live on, meanwhile they were stealing all your wealth, locking you in rooms for years without medical care, raping your daughters and sons and acting as if everything you owned is theirs, including the right to negotiate on your behalf. This is how Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Sarkozy, Obama and the Zionist Cabal continue to destroy the lives and homeland of Libya. You can imagine the frustration for the Libyan people as they fight to regain their homeland, and are still being embargoed from purchasing weapons by the UN, meanwhile the criminals are fed billions and supplied with any weapons they desire.

The Wershaffana tribe struggled with disagreements inside their council as to their loyalties, etc., in 2011. But, today the biggest majority of the Wershaffana are pro Green, they stand with the Green resistance against the radical militias and puppet governments. They are a strong tribe with a strong militia arm led by General Omar Tantush. Because of the threat made against the Wershaffana tribe by the criminals occupying Libya, all the Libyan tribes are now supporting their Wershaffana brothers. Instead of separating the tribes, it has brought them closer.

This is the UN, this is the New World Order, they steal the assets of a country and use the stolen money to control and destroy. They are war criminals of the highest order, they are thieves, liars and rapists. The crimes that they commit against humanity are innumerable, they are the bane of the planet.

We stand with the great tribes of Libya in their struggle against the criminal NWO cabal that is continuing to poison their land. They will win and in that beautiful North African country, we will see a victory for all mankind.

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