Jun 22, 2011

Who is "OPPOSTION" in Libya (part I)

    From the very beginning the US-backed Libyan unrest played out in oafish measures, crutched along by the most irresponsible, intellectually dishonest "journalism" to date. A week before the unrest began, it was the the London based National Conference of Libyan Opposition (NCLO) that called for the February 17th "Day of Rage," not Libyans in the streets of Tripoli or Benghazi.

    The NCLO itself was created in London in 2005 by Ibrahim Sahad and his National Front for the Salvation of Libya (NFSL), which in turn has been one of the leading Libyan opposition groups since the 1980's. The Daily Globe and Mail has reported that Sahad's NFSL had been behind several attempted armed uprisings and assassination attempts against Qaddafi in the 1980's, while records found in the US Library of Congress indicate Sahad's NFSL had CIA support and training.

    Sahad himself now directs the unrest in Libya from Washington D.C. while giving interviews with the corporate owned media literally in front of the White House.(video)

    Ali Tarhouni, Washington’s man on the inside of the Interim Transitional National Council (TNC). Tarhouni is an American professor of economics at the University of Washington but he’s taken a bit of a leave to serve as the TNC’s minister of finance, oil and economics.  Now he has returned to Washington from Benghazi to pass the hat so to speak in D.C. looking for access to the 35 billion or so of the Libyan people’s money that Hillary Clinton froze. You see, he want’s to use the people’s money to return Libya back to the good old days of the corrupt monarchy, the system that was entrenched in Libya before the revolution in 1969 led by one Moammar Gadhafi.

    The idea of taking the property of the people and handing it over to a few oligarchs and crony corporations is nothing new to Dr. Tarhouni, so this request shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. This is essentially what Tarhouni argued for in 1994 at a panel discussion at the globalist Washington’s Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Just to you an idea of the kinds of people who make up the Center for Strategic and International Studies, this is a small sampling of their Board of Trustees. You think these guys would have a personal interest in the wholesale privatization of Libya?
Henry A. Kissinger — Chairman & CEO, Kissinger Associates, Inc.,James A. Bell — Corporate President and CFO, The Boeing Company, David M. Rubenstein — Cofounder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group, Rex Tillerson — Chairman & CEO, Exxon Mobil , Corporation, Ray L. Hunt — Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Hunt Consolidated, Inc., William A. Schreyer — Chairman of the Executive Committee, CSIS; Chairman Emeritus, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., Frederick B. Whittemore — Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley
   As you can see, this “spontaneous revolt” has been 15 years in the making and one of the key players installed by US interests has been waiting in the wings for a very long time. It was also cultivated by representatives of some of the wealthiest and most powerful corporations in the world. There is a lot at stake here.
   Dr. Tarhouni did an interview for the propaganda network al Jazeera back on Feb 20th 2011 or so in which he claimed that the “revolution” in Libya was really the result of the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. He claimed that Gadhafi had no support from the people of Libya and that the vast majority of Libyans were out of work, being starved by Gadhafi, being rounded up and arrested at his slightest whim… that sort of stuff. All of these claims he made while al Jazeera was showing in the background a small band of mercenaries running around in Benghazi looting and burning public buildingsNow of course we have ample footage of massive pro-Gadhafi rallys that have taken place all across Libya. We also have proof that under the Gadhafi regime life in Libya was much better for most Libyans, certainly much better than it was under the rule of the monarchy and the highest standard of living of any African nation.

So effectively what Dr. Tarhouni was doing was simply lying through his teeth.
And now he comes back to America to beg for more money from Congress. The Libyan Contact Group pledged 250 million dollars for their little CIA backed war, but that money is slated for “humanitarian aid” so Tarhouni says he needs more to buy bigger and better weapons so they can kill more Libyans in the cross-fire.

    Moussa Koussa was "Our Man in Tripoli". The circumstances of his defection as well as the history of his collaboration with the CIA and MI6, suggest that for the last ten years, he has been serving US and Allied interests, including the planning of the "pro-democracy" armed insurrection in Eastern Libya.
   Former head of Libyan intelligence Moussa Koussa [see update *]played a central role in channelling covert support to the LIFG on behalf of his Western intelligence counterparts. Former CIA director George Tenet, while not explicitly referring to "Our Man in Tripoli", acknowledges in his 2007 autobiography that "the easing of tensions with Libya [was] one of the major successes of his tenure, as it led to cooperation between the two spy services against al-Qaeda." (quoted in Intelligence Partnership between Qadhafi and the CIA on counter-terrorism, op cit)
    From the outset in  the early to mid-1990s, the Libya Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) performed the role of an "intelligence asset" on behalf of the CIA and Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, MI6. Starting in 1995, the LIFG was actively involved in waging an Islamic Jihad directed against the secular Libyan regime, including a 1996 attempted assassination of Muamar Qadhafi. 
"Former MI5 operative, David Shayler, revealed that while he was working on the Libya desk in the mid-1990s, British secret service personnel collaborated with the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), which is connected to one of Osama bin Laden’s trusted lieutenants. LIFG is now considered a terrorist group in the United Kingdom." (Gerald A. Perreira, British Intelligence Worked with Al Qaeda to Kill Qaddafi, Global Research, March 25, 2011, emphasis added)
    The media suggests that the LIFG was disbanded (following the implementation of the CIA-sponsored counterterrorism program). There is no evidence to that effect. The LIFG remains on the (updated March 24, 2011) United Nations Security Council terror list: 
Name (original script):
A.k.a.: LIFG F.k.a.: na Address: na Listed on: 6 Oct. 2001 (amended on 5 Mar. 2009)
Other information: Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 21 Jun. 2010  
(The LIFG Listing is on p. 70, http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/pdf/consolidatedlist.pdf, Under the UNSC rules disbanded terrorist organizations are removed from the list in conformity with a delisting procedure. The LIFG has not been removed from the list). United Nations Security Council: Consolidated List established and maintained by the 1267 Committee with respect to Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden, and the Taliban and other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them (updated March 24, 2011).
update* 20.09.2011. Spy documents found in Libya reveal more British double dealing - A cache of highly classified intelligence documents was recently discovered in the abandoned offices of former Libyan spy master, Foreign Minister and high-profile defector, Musa Kusa.  [1]
New Libyan “PM” is Big-Oil Goon [02. November 2011.]- 
Associated Press recently reported that Libya's rebel militants have named a new "prime minister" this week. AP depicts the latest unelected Western proxy, Abdurrahim el-Keib, as a progressive academic who has spent decades in the United States [35 years] teaching at Alabama University and leading the local Muslim community. 
Mentioned briefly as a "former employer," however, is the Petroleum Institute, based in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and sponsored by British Petroleum (BP), Shell, France's Total, the Japan Oil Development Company, and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
El-Keib is listed as a "Professor and Chairman" in his Petroleum Institute profile which also describes extensive research conducted by him sponsored by various US government agencies and departments over the years.

And so begins the farce that is Western "democracy." One corporate-fascist puppet, Manmud Jibril , steps down, another, Abdurrahim el-Keib, takes his place. In reality, it is NATO-states and their corporate sponsors that now determine Libya's fate.
In essence, el-Keib, like his predecessor Jalil, is Libyan in name only and has been working for Western corporations, governments, and institutions for decades
Like Jalil, or Egypt's Mohammed ElBaradei, el-Keib is yet another agent of Western interests masquerading as an indigenous leader in a foreign land.
That his rise to power was paved by thousands of NATO strike sorties in a 7 month military operation spearheaded by the United States and at the cost of tens of thousands of Libyan civilians makes his ascension to power in Libya ever more a desecration of Libya's sovereignty.* [Tony Cartalucci] -> http://www.infowars.com/new-libyan-pm-is-big-oil-goon/

[1] http://nsnbc.wordpress.com/2011/09/20/spy-documents-found-in-libya-reveal-more-british-double-dealing/
read also:

Who is "OPPOSTION" in Libya (part II) - > http://libyasos.blogspot.com/2011/06/who-is-opposition-in-libya-part-ii.html

Al Qaeda in Libya ->http://libyasos.blogspot.com/2011/06/al-qaeda-in-libya.html


[source: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24096]

... to be continued

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