LIBYA AND QADDAFI: THE WAR TO STEAL MORE OIL
By Fahim A. Knight-El
Let me start this article off as poignant, straightforward and direct as I can be with my readers because I do not believe in mincing words with the enemies of truth. I also, do not believe in anything the mass mediums convey and report via electronic and/or print media as being objective news (and definitely not truth based), which is often disguised as being unbiased reporting or journalism (this contention is the furthest thing from the truth; western news reporting has never been about ascertaining objective fact base). But all news are construed and designed to protect and secure the subjective interest of the Power Elite. This writer, as a commentator and social critic has held this contention and position for many years in which a long time ago, I arrived at certain conclusions based on my life experiences and research. Thus, what I have found very consistent with Western media is their propensity to lie and distort the facts relative to shaping and molding public opinion in order to enhance the global positioning of the Invisible Rulers (the 10% Bloodsuckers of the poor). For example, what we are consistently given by the corporate media and characterized as news, is nothing but lies and/or half-truths and propaganda relative to the chain of events that is taking place in Libya in particular and elsewhere around the world in general.
My ancestors arrived to the eastern seaboard of North America and the Americas in general, as captives and prisoners of war. This historical reality makes it extremely difficult for me to reason with any form of imperialism that is being imposed on any of the 53 African Nations. I can never side with the enemy when they are attacking Africa—for those who still do not know that Libya is in Africa and this is the continent from which perhaps 50 to 100 millions blacks were captured and sold into bondage it is a crime that still languishes in the great halls of injustice and is very much unresolved.
Libya posed no threat to the United States, France and Italy; this writer applauded Russia and China as members of the United Nations Security Council for abstaining in No-Fly Zone Vote against Libya. The unjust declaration for going to war against Libya had absolutely nothing to do with the reason the West gave as a justification—accusing President Muammar Al-Qaddafi of so-called killing and slaughtering some of his own people who were in alleged opposition to his rule is a facade. Now, their above said pretense for going to war with Libya was the epitome of hypocrisy and deception. The West propagandized that they had an interest and concern relative to the Libyan’s people humanitarian rights which were alleged to have been violated by forces loyal to President Qaddafi. The above Western powers felt a sense of moral obligation to protect and defend the defenseless people in Libya. Right! (Oh the CIA intentionally left out that the Libyan opposition forces were agent provocateurs).
President Obama had the audacity to demand that Qaddafi step down and leave his own country; just imagined, if a foreign agent even had the courage of meddling in the domestic affairs of the United States of America and was attempting to shape and mold our nation’s present and future political course. This type course of action would be considered un-conscionable and intolerable, but these are the type of double standards that are being systematically overlooked in the Libyan crisis. The CIA has literally created a civil war in Libya by inducing these artificial uprisings and then hiding their hands as though these revolts were grassroots inspired and so-called instigated by young people desiring for change. This writer along with many others believe that Qaddafi has the right to defend his nation’s sovereignty from these Den of Thieves in which their eyes are set on one thing, which is gaining complete control over the Libyan people’s oil. The Obama administration (keep in mind that President Obama is only following the script because the real powerful decision makers do not give press conferences; they only give orders to their low level operatives) and other world governments are only agents who carry out the will of the Hidden Hand.
The United States was no longer willing to take the calculated risk of whether or not President Qaddafi would continue to allow western powers access to exploit Libyan oil (the decision to attack Libya was in part designed to remove the enigmatic oil broker Qaddafi from the equation). So the Seven Oil Sisters made a business and political decision to set in motion the type of chain of events that would destabilize Libya. My brother, made a critical era in judgment by allowing the Bush administration and former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair to deceive him into claiming partial blame of Pan Am Flight 103, the Lockerbie, Scotland airline incident that occurred on December 21,1988 killing 270 people, which was characterized by the West as a "terrorist" attack. Moreover, two Libyan nationals were eventually convicted and the Government of Libya settled financial compensations with the so-called victim’s families of this tragedy. Libya and Qaddafi accepted responsibility (this was actually a precondition devised by the United States, United Kingdom and France) and it was these chain of events that led to Libya being invited back into the so-called good grace of the United States and the United Nations after decades of U.N. sanctions and embargoes and international isolation.
This secret arrangement appeased the public outcry and this move allowed the Oil Tycoons and the Western governments to temporarily ‘legitimize’ Libya and unknowing to Qaddafi, they were setting the stage for covert operations and ousting him from power. Qaddafi even gave up his aspirations of acquiring nuclear weapons and allowed United Nations inspectors to officially declare Libya’s nuclear program as defunct (decades of research, materials and billions of dollars all went to naught because he desired to appease the West who later proved only to double cross him by rendering him defenseless in lieu of receiving acceptability from Great Satan). We were taught that we love the Devil because he gives us nothing. This poor decision on Libya’s part weaken their ability to defend themselves in crisis like what is taking place in Libya today as I write this article.
What solidified the United States position was in 2009 Qaddafi appeared in New York at the United Nations and addressed the General Assembly on September 23, in which Qaddafi was in rare form and almost in a two hour lecture appeared as the outspoken radical that we were accustomed to seeing the Libyan leader—his defiant and adversarial disposition at the United Nations was reminiscent of Muammar Qaddafi prior to his signing a pact with the Devil—good, bad or indifferent, it appeared that Qaddafi had not changed and many saw this as a good sign for those who around the world had admired Qaddafi for his past revolutionary work. Qaddafi’s condemnation of the U.N. Security Council and questioned the United States Foreign policy would not be taking lightly by the United States and it was all but this speech that sealed his fate. The United States, Great Britain, France, Italy, etc., gathered that Qaddafi perhaps could not be trusted and to so-called continue to ‘legitimize’ him and Libya would be a mistake. The West initially thought that by bringing Qaddafi back into the world community that this would soften his politics and at least make him more conciliatory—boy were they proven wrong and Qaddafi took the world stage, the United Nations to express his antagonism toward the West.
Lets be very clear here, Libya being taking off President George Bush's ‘Axis of Evil’ and ‘Rogue Nations’ roll had nothing to do with how the West viewed Qaddafi in 2005 (he did not understand that he would always be viewed as a pariah and labeled as 'strongman' Qaddafi), the West decision to normalize international relations with Libya was not based on some sort of higher moral conviction, but Bush and Obama's new found respect for Libya was based merely on the oil resource and wealth Libya possessed (this decision or interest was rooted in the future potential to exercise economic exploitation and greed over Libya's black gold). Libya is the third largest exporter of oil on the African continent (Qaddafi did not want Libya to look like Nigeria, which British Petroleum has robbed our brothers and sisters of Nigeria blind of their oil resources. Why is Nigeria so rich, yet the people are so poor?)
The wealth of Africa has become the wealth of the Western world and our people languish in poverty—poor and destitute—Africa is the wealthiest continent in the world and everyone continues to steal, rape and rob Africa of its vast wealth and natural resources (Black man it is your duty to protect and defend what rightly belongs to you and I) and for over three decades the United States had imposed embargoes prohibiting Libyan crude to be imported into the United States (oil is the most sought-after commodity in the world). Although, Libyan oil was still being rechanneled into the United States in spite of the sanctions (the triangle oil trade has been extremely lucrative to the Rockefellers in lieu of the decades of U.N sanctions against Libya and Iran).
Perhaps Colonel Qaddafi hadn't realized how much the world had changed since 9/11 (this hoax helped established a different global paradigm) in which the rules of engagement had took on a life of its own since the Cold War Era ended and the ushering in of a New World Order. And that all nations sovereignty and personal rights had been absolved based on how the U.S. Patriot Act was structured and how the United States had deduced the United Nations to a powerless symbol with little international jurisprudence authority to enforce the U.N. Charter. This trend will continually prove to be problematic and troublesome to the governments of the world who desire step outside the sphere of influence of the Western world. The United States had established two precedents—Afghanistan and Iraq (the roadmap into Libya wasn’t without a prototype) and the world for the most part has sat idly by while the United States imposed its imperialistic will on two defenseless nations and people. Some have rightly argued that both said conflicts have no clear military objectives or war strategies and viewing the two wars from those lenses will cause one to carelessly overlook the fact that the fight in Afghanistan and Iraq is about controlling two valuable resources—oil and heroin. The military strategy and objectives in Afghanistan and Iraq surely wasn’t about containing militant radical Islam; they can always use this as a trump card and continue to drive us sheep to the slaughter (they are masters at playing on the ignorance and emotions of the masses). Yet, one cannot ignore the obvious that Islam is under attack and also most of us know that Islam and Muslims are not just willing to rollover and these attacks on Muslim nations will only increase the deep divide between the East and West. I am predicting that Iran is next and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be the next stop for U.S. imperialism upon completing Operation Odyssey Dawn in Libya.
Globalism and the One World Government were in full effect by 2005 and their arsenal of tricks had no respect for the Geneva Convention and every nation had become vulnerable, in particular powerless Developing Nations. Qaddafi in my opinion, allowed himself to be duped and he began to trust the same forces who for decades called him a "mad man" and "lunatic" and the CIA did everything in their bag of dirty tricks, which to turn back the revolution since its inception in 1969. These artificial crisis that have sprung up in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Syria, etc., have been induced and well crafted by sophisticated minds to serve as distractions (smokescreens) and perhaps the real and hidden objective along was to undermine and destabilize Libya.
Qaddafi and Libya were accused for decades of sponsoring state supported terrorism and no doubt he used Libyan oil money to back progressive revolutions throughout the world. He headed the African Union (a block of African States that evolved out the Organization of African Unity) and called for a United States of Africa; no other modern African leader with the exception of Qaddafi since days of former Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah and Guinea President Ahmed Seku Toure who articulated the concept of Pan Africanism and have had that type of vision for Africa. Qaddafi had been accused by critics of perhaps being more Pan-Arab and Pan-Islam more so than Pan-African— yet in my opinion, he did not allow these so-called reactionary tendencies to disconnect his northern African state (considered by the west as part of the Middle East and Arab) from black sub-Sahara Africa. He gave generously to Black Africa.
However, Qaddafi underestimated the nature of his enemy who has always been a master of tricks and lies. The United States Government even lured Colonel Qaddafi further to sleep and he placed between 30-50 billion dollars into U.S. banks (all of this would eventually be part of the setup) and they will use the forfeiture seizures clause to freeze and take possession of this money and justify their actions by saying, it could be used to finance terrorism (all this is well established in the language of the U.S. Patriot Act). The United States Government played this same game on Iran and Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979 in which billions of dollars of Iranian money and assets were frozen and 32 years later the United States still has not released these assets over to the Iranian Government.
This writer can recall when President Ronald Reagan in 1986 sent the United States 6th Fleet warship into the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Tripoli—bombing Libya in which the mission was to assassinate Qaddafi, but instead killed Qaddafi's young daughter. President Reagan had imposed an Executive Order prohibiting United States citizens the right to travel to Libya and our revolutionary brother Kwame Ture (Stokley Carmichael) of the All African Peoples' Revolutionary Party (AAPRP) in 1986 organized a group of black leaders and activist who defied Reagan's no travel ban to Libya. They took a U.S. delegation to Libya, which included Minister Louis Farrakhan and members of the Nation of Islam risking imprisonment and fines in order to demonstrate solidarity with the innocent people of Libya who were under attack. Their motto was "Hands off Libya".
Black leaders in America today are pitiful, cowards, and lack the moral courage to standup to injustice and raise a voice of opposition against the United States tyrannical acts aimed at the defenseless people of Libya. Yet, many of these Negro leaders hail Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as their leadership standard barrier and fail to realize that King confronted the enemy and if he was alive today he would not be silent in the amidst of domestic or international injustice. He was truly a drum major for justice (Dr. King openly denounced the war in Vietnam and most Negro leaders during that time turned on Dr. King for taking this courageous antiwar stances against the United States Government). Many of these scared to death Negro leaders value positions, status, materialism and closeness to their modern day masters and do not desire to risk their comforts or upset their masters.
This writer has no respect for President Barack Obama he has been one of the most reactionary presidents in the history of the United States. Black people has allowed their emotionalism and loyalty to race to overlook how America's so-called first African American president has devastated the poor and his Foreign Policy has been reckless and no different than his predecessors (his loyalty is to an Elite Sector and not to them). He is a proven warmonger, but I tried to warn my readers prior to his "selection" I did not say "election" to the office of Pharaoh that he was put in place to serve the interest of the Power Elite and that Obama is a low level operative for the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and Bilderberg (if you did not know these three entities control the White House, Congress and in reality control the entire world). President Obama takes orders from those entities that helped him raised over 500 million dollars to win the 2008 election and now they are predicting to raise over a billion dollars in his 2012 reelection bid. This is a lot of money for a job that only pays 400 thousand dollars annually.
Most people do not even have the intellectual wither all too just look back a few years ago when the propaganda machines vilified and discredited Saddam Hussein, which was followed by their war machines attacking the innocent people of Iraq and has been an occupying foreign force in this ancient nation. They told massive lies on Hussein and accused him of possessing weapons of mass destruction and convinced the ignorant masses that he was using biological and chemical warfare to kill his own people the Kurds in the northern part of Iraq. The Iraq War was built on the premise of a lie and the American people continue to allow themselves to be duped at every turn in history and continue to be used as pawns. The United States taxpayers are already over burden with war debts in Afghanistan and Iraq and now without a vote from Congress or approval from the American people President Obama has declared war on Libya (incurring another huge debt that will be passed on to the American people). But do not be fooled war is a very profitable enterprise and those who receive these no bid military weapons contracts are solvating at the mouth. Also, America has no other choice but to create wars because it is the only thing left to stimulate a dying nation and economy.
Our government is on the brink of a financial catastrophe unlike any other time seen in the history of our republic (the 2008 economic meltdown was only a test run and all I can say is get your survival kits in order). The masses of the people do not have the will to tell the puppets in government that enough is enough. We can not afford to police the world when American forces are already stretched thin and to soothe some of the American people’s apprehension toward this war in Libya; the operation in Libya is now so-called being turned over to NATO Forces at least in theory, but the largest fighting contingency will be U.S. troops and the U.S. taxpayers will still be footing most of the bill.
This writer has always respected every nations right to exercise self-determination and the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya was socialist ideology steeped in divine principles of rule that truly considered the will of the people and their human rights to evolve without exploitation and was consistent with the universal principles of freedom, justice and equality. This form of socialism was not necessarily steeped in western interpretation and went far beyond the materialist analysis cited by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, but in a secular way it was rooted in the tradition of the Qur'an and Islam with a high degree of infusion of the history, culture and tradition of the Berbers, Bedouins, African and Arab people. This writer first became aware of Muammar Qaddafi's ideology and philosophy via a college classmate and friend named Hassan Malik who was from the South Bronx, New York. Malik gave me a copy of Qaddafi's "Green Book", it was a small three volume set where Qaddafi laid out his political, economic--socialist theories.
Richard F. Nyrop in his reference book titled, “’Area Handbook of Libya” stated: “The Green Book begins with the premise that all contemporary political systems are merely the result of the struggle for power between instruments of governing. Those instruments of governing—parliaments, electoral systems, referenda, party government—are all undemocratic, divisive or both. Parliaments are based on individual democracy or representation. Representation is based on separate constituencies; deputies represent their constituencies, often against the interests of other constituencies. Thus the total national interest is never represented, and the problem of indirect (and consequently unrepresentative) democracy is compounded by the problem of divisiveness. An electoral system in which the majority vote wins all representation means that as much as 49 percent of the electorate is unrepresented.” (Reference: Richard F. Nyrop; “’Area Handbook of Libya”; pp. 206-207).
The Seven Oil Sisters: Standard Oil of New Jersey and Standard Oil Company of New York (now ExxonMobil); Standard Oil of California, Gulf Oil and Texaco (now Chevron); Royal Dutch Shell; and Anglo-Persian Oil Company (now BP). Perhaps many of you have read in my numerous past articles where I made mention of the criminal cartel known as the Seven Oil Sisters. The war against Libya is being driven by this powerful Oil Cartels and the Dynastic Families that own interest in these sovereign governments (oops I meant sovereign corporations). They determine the course of global foreign policy and set how the energy, oil and gas markets will fluctuate because of their immense control over the world’s global resources. Thus, the motivation for war in Libya has little to do with autocratic or monarch rule in Libya and it has everything to do with these robber barons taking complete control over Libyan oil fields and exploiting the wealth of Libya. Qaddafi committed the unpardonable sin 42 years ago by nationalizing its oil and allowing the people of Libya to share in the wealth of Libya. They tell us that Libyan oil represents approximately 2-3 percent of the U.S. import market and yet U.S. gas prices are soaring and the masses of the people have no idea whose is really behind manipulating our political, economic and social lives.
Lastly, this writer tilts his hat to Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, perhaps the only Black leader who has stood up and raised a voice of opposition against the actions of the United States relative to the war on Libya. I know he as done a few outstanding press conferences and talks on Libya. But when I am in my writing zone, I do not like to compromise my thoughts by engaging in other people’s ideas and political positions. But I was compelled to read a small portion of Minister Farrakhan’s interview transcript from the press conference held at Mosque Maryam in Chicago and no doubt Brother Farrakhan’s analysis was thought provoking. But if someone has the links and desire for me to post them as a hyperlink to my article just send me an email or post.
Fahim A. Knight-El Chief Researcher for KEEPING IT REAL THINK TANK located in Durham, NC; our mission is to inform African Americans and all people of goodwill, of the pending dangers that lie ahead; as well as decode the symbolism and reinterpreted the hidden meanings behind those who operate as invisible forces, but covertly rules the world. We are of the belief that an enlightened world will be better prepared to throw off the shackles of ignorance and not be willing participants for the slaughter. Our MOTTO is speaking truth to power. Fahim A. Knight-EL can be reached at fahimknight@ yahoo.com.
Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El