Tarpley: UN morally bankrupt, shred own charter: attacks member Libya; US in 4 wars now
The Mr. Hyde side of the West is on display: the U.N. cannot authorize warfare and invasions. It doesn't have that power. Civilians bound to be killed in Libyan cities by the U.N. The U.N. claims to create world peace and stop war: instead the U.N. expands war and crates global destabalization and makes the war economy rich: "The minimum estimated cost of maintaining a no-fly zone over Libya for one year is estimated in the neighborhood of $15 billion -- enough to fund WIC high-protein meals for impoverished US mothers and infants for two years." "Because of Obama's decision, the US is now at war with a fourth Moslem nation after Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan."
These articles cut through the western lies in the western media to get this war going particularly lies about shooting down Libyan planes pictures splashed everywhere: instead those planes pictured were the rebels planes going down, with a false story attached to them.
I suppose Sarkozy is all hot to attack Libya because some parts of the French want to recreate a racist empire in North Africa they want back, and more personally, because the foreign country Libya funded French Sarkozy's Presidential campaign--so it's illegal for Sarkozy to be president in France because of this so perhaps a personal vendetta against two male leaders of the world's states are warping world politics and many civilian and military will die for it.
Good analysis from Tarpley, the author of George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography and other books on U.S. "synthetic terrorism" and false flag operations that are never what they appear to be in the media. The grouped articles are a major corrective to lies in in Western state medias below.
THE MAIN RATIONALE THIS IS GOING ON:
"The purpose of this attack, in the context of the CIA's spring 2011 campaign of putsches, palace coups, color revolutions, and people power insurrections, is to cripple the ability of US client states to seek alternative arrangements through alliances with Russia, China, Iran, and other states. The CIA onslaught takes the form of an attack on the nation state itself. In 2008, Serbia was partitioned. This year, Sudan is being carved in two, while Yemen in increasingly likely to face the same fate. The UN resolution of Libya mentions Bengazi specifically, indicating the clear intent of partitioning and balkanizing this nation along an east-west division [with the oil in the breakaway area mostly]. Other countries can expect similar treatment. It is time to end the destructive cycle of color revolutions before one of them turns into a civil war in a country like Belarus, where an internal clash could easily turn into a large-scale confrontation between Russia and NATO."
1. Hypocrisy of UN and US on display:
"Diplomatic observers were shocked by the sweeping resolution passed by the Security Council, which allows "all necessary measures" to be used against Libya. The United Nations Charter strictly limits Chapter 7 military actions to threats to international peace and security, which Libya has never represented, but rules out interference in internal affairs of member states. The pretext cited in this case was the protection of defenseless civilians, but it is clear that the rebels constitute an armed military force in their own right. Since no state can be an aggressor on its own territory, the Security Council resolution stands in flagrant violation of the UN Charter. Russia, China, Brazil, Germany, and India abstained. The resolution contains an arms embargo against Libya which the US is already violating by arming the rebels through Egypt."
2. Hypocrisy of calling Libya a kleptoratic state. It's the Western powers that are the kleptocrats:
"Anglo-American propaganda portrays Qaddafi as a kleptocrat. In reality, Libya is one of the most advanced developing countries, ranking 53 on the UN Human Development Index, making it the most developed society in Africa. Libya ranks ahead of Russia (65), Ukraine (69), Brazil (73), Venezuela (75) and Tunisia (81). The rate of incarceration is 61st in the world, below that of the Czech Republic, and far below that of the United States (1). Longevity has increased by 20 years under Qaddafi's rule. Qaddafi, while suppressing political challenges, had shared the nation's oil income better than the rest of OPEC."
3. And Tarpley shows what military chess pieces are in play for both sides. Libya is more battle tested and its civilians are armed for defense, while the West attacks with untested battle systems bought from a bloated military budget that have a history (for those that have been tested) of doing poorly in conflict. Anyone's guess what will happen.
4. Clinton was in Tunisia recently organizing the Libyan coup (she met the Libyan "resistance" last week, the puppet one they are working with). In Tunisia she had to escape because in public there, there massive hatred of her was shown. "Neither imperialist or zionist" the protestors chanted in 'freed' Tunisia, to get Hillary to leave. Hillary was so paranoid that she had search dogs on Tunisian media and didn't want to meet them for hours.
Hey, remember? Tunisia is "free" now. This is what Western freedom looks like now, a shadow world: a police state protecting globalists eating up your country and your political freedoms. And down swoops vulture Hillary on Tunisia to cut up the portions.
Obama's got his "Bay of Pigs" for his CIA buddies.
Obama's Bay Of Pigs In Libya - Imperialist Aggression Shreds UN Charter
By Webster G. Tarpley, PhD
Washington DC, March 19 -- Late today US and British cruise missiles joined with French and other NATO combat aircraft in Operation Odyssey Dawn/Operation Ellamy, a neo-imperialist bombing attack under fake humanitarian cover against the sovereign state of Libya. Acting under UN Security Council resolution 1973, US naval forces in the Mediterranean on Saturday night local time fired 112 cruise missiles at targets which the Pentagon claimed were related to Libya's air defense system.
But Mohammed al-Zawi, the Secretary General of the Libyan Parliament, told a Tripoli press conference that the "barbaric armed attack" and "savage aggression" had hit residential areas and office buildings as well as military targets, filling the hospitals of Tripoli and Misurata with civilian victims. Zawi accused the foreign powers of acting to protect a rebel leadership which contains notorious terrorist elements. The Libyan government repeated its request for the UN to send international observers to report objectively on events in Libya.
The attacking forces are expected to deploy more cruise missiles, Predator drones, and bombers, seeking to destroy the Libyan air defense system as a prelude to the systematic decimation of Libyan ground units. International observers have noted that US intelligence about Libya may be substandard, and that many cruise missiles may indeed have struck non-military targets.
Libya had responded to the UN vote by declaring a cease-fire, but Obama and Cameron brushed that aside.
On Saturday, France 24 and al-Jazeera of Qatar, international propaganda networks hyping the attacks, broadcast hysterical reports of Qaddafi's forces allegedly attacking the rebel stronghold of Bengazi. They showed a picture of a jet fighter being shot down and claimed this proved Qaddafi was defying the UN by keeping up his air strikes. It later turned out that the destroyed plane had belonged to the rebel air force. Such coverage provided justification for the bombing attacks starting a few hours later. The parallels to the Kuwait incubator babies hoax of 1990 were evident. Qaddafi loyalists said Saturday's fighting was caused by rebel assaults on government lines in the hopes of provoking an air attack, plus local residents defending themselves against the rebels.
At the UN vote, the Indian delegate correctly pointed out that the decision to start the war had been made on the basis of no reliable information whatsoever, since UN Secretary General Ban-ki Moon's envoy to Libya had never reported to the Security Council. The bombing started shortly after a glittering Paris summit "in support of the Libyan people," where Sarkozy [Sarkozy, illegally, accepted Libyan money for his campaign to be President of France], Cameron, Hillary Clinton, Stephen Harper of Canada and other [pro-Zionist] imperialist politicians had strutted and postured.
Token contingents from Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia were supposed to take part in the attack, but were nowhere to be seen, while some Arab states were expected to provide financial support.
The minimum estimated cost of maintaining a no-fly zone over Libya for one year is estimated in the neighborhood of $15 billion -- enough to fund WIC high-protein meals for impoverished US mothers and infants for two years.
From no-fly zone to regime change
The alleged purpose of the bombing was to establish a no-fly zone and to protect a force of CIA-sponsored Libyan rebels [That Hillary Clinton met days ago: see article below] composed of the Moslem Brotherhood, elements of the Libyan government and army subverted by the CIA (including such sinister figures as former Justice Minister Mustafa Abdel-Jalil and former Interior Minister Fattah Younis), and monarchist Senussi tribesmen holding the cities of Benghazi and Tobruk. But twin Friday ultimatums by President Obama and British premier Cameron, plus a speech by Harper, made clear that the goal was the ouster of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi and regime change in the North African oil-producing nation, whose proven reserves of crude are the largest on that continent.
Prospects for military success are uncertain, despite the apparent NATO preponderance. No clear military objective has been articulated, and disagreements about the scope of the war are likely. If Qaddafi's tanks and infantry are engaged in house to house battles with the rebels in cities like Bengazi and Tobruk, it will be hard for NATO to bring its air superiority to bear without massacring large numbers of civilians.
[NATO's killed hundreds of civilians before: Read NATO's Secret Army. It talks about how NATO is a European terrorist organization, killing Europeans for rightwing goals and blaming it on left wing groups. NATO of course stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organization, though in the past 10 years has become more of a 'imperialist collective' sharing the profits and costs from offensive warfare on other weaker states it picks on.]
From hope and change to shock and awe
While Obama's action is being widely compared to the Bush-Cheney 2003 attack on Iraq, parallels to the April 1961 Bay of Pigs fiasco are also strong.
In that instance, a force of anti-Castro Cubans organized by the CIA was militarily defeated in an attempt to take over Cuba, resulting in calls from Allen Dulles to President Kennedy for air strikes and a ground invasion. Kennedy rejected those calls and fired the Dulles CIA leadership.
Obama, faced by the military collapse of a CIA force in Libya, has ordered such bombing, opening a second phase of the present US debacle.
The rebel region of Cerenaica has long been the scene of Moslem brotherhood agitation against Qaddafi, much of it fomented from across the Egyptian border with US assistance.
After the failed 1995 assassination attempt against the Libyan leader reported by MI-5 defector David Shayler (for which MI-6 paid £100,000 to an al Qaeda subsidiary), eastern Libya was the scene of a protracted Islamist insurrection. In the wake of events in Tunisia and Egypt, it has become clear that the CIA has stipulated a worldwide alliance against existing Arab governments with the reactionary and oligarchical Muslim brotherhood, which was created by British intelligence in Egypt in the late 1920s.
Al Qaeda of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), another CIA front, is trumpeting full support for the rebels on its website.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy was first to recognize the Benghazi rebels, calling for a no-fly zone and air strikes a week earlier, seconded by British Prime Minister Cameron. Until about 18 hours before the UN vote, top US officials like Secretary of State Clinton and Defense Secretary Gates were stressing the difficulties of a no-fly zone. French Foreign Minister Juppé lamented that it was already too late for a no-fly zone.
Then, the US abruptly demanded a no-fly zone plus a blank check for aerial bombing.
Diplomatic observers are puzzled by Obama's turnaround.
Was he being blackmailed by the British and the French, the same imperialist coalition that invaded Egypt to seize the Suez Canal back in 1956? Because of Obama's decision, the US is now at war with a fourth Moslem nation after Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan.
In Pakistan, the simmering conflict is threatening to escalate into the open at any time in the wake of the scandal around CIA contractor Ray Davis, accused by the Pakistanis as a terrorist controller.
The Arab League, surprising many analysts, had voted unanimously for a no-fly zone over Libya. The African Union, by contrast, has resolutely opposed foreign intervention. Western diplomats have discounted the AU position, giving rise to suspicions of racism. These are reinforced by reports that the anti-Qaddafi rebels have lynched a number of black Africans, claiming that they were mercenaries hired by Qaddafi.
Interference in Libyan internal affairs violates UN Charter
Diplomatic observers were shocked by the sweeping resolution passed by the Security Council, which allows "all necessary measures" to be used against Libya. The United Nations Charter strictly limits Chapter 7 military actions to threats to international peace and security, which Libya has never represented, but rules out interference in internal affairs of member states. The pretext cited in this case was the protection of defenseless civilians, but it is clear that the rebels constitute an armed military force in their own right. Since no state can be an aggressor on its own territory, the Security Council resolution stands in flagrant violation of the UN Charter. Russia, China, Brazil, Germany, and India abstained. The resolution contains an arms embargo against Libya which the US is already violating by arming the rebels through Egypt.
Among US officials demanding aggression, UN ambassador Susan Rice, Samantha Power of the National Security Council, and Secretary of State Clinton have shown that they are as bellicose any neocon of the Rumsfeld-Wolfowitz school.
The Libyan Air Force has 13 airbases and some 374 combat capable aircraft, many of them obsolete. Military observers will be watching the performance of Qaddafi's air defenses, thought to be based largely on older Russian SAMs. But Qaddafi also has mobile and hand-held surface to air missiles. During a 1986 bombing raid on Tripoli aimed at killing Qaddafi, the US lost one F-111 to Libyan fire. The Libyan Defense Ministry has warned that Libya would retaliate against incursions by striking at air and maritime traffic over the central Mediterranean. In 1986, Libya fired two Scud missiles at the US Coast Guard station on the Italian island of Lampedusa, but both missed. Whether Qaddafi has used his immense oil revenues to procure more capable modern anti-ship missiles of Russian design is another question that may be answered soon. A further problem for the aggressors is the March 19 supermoon, which will illuminate the night sky for several days; the preferred time for air attacks is the dark of the new moon.
The propaganda choreography of the current aggression, designed to mask Obama's warmonger role, requires the right-wing leaders of Britain and France, the Suez 1956 partners, to take the lead. Obama has assumed a low profile, not attending then Paris conference, not making a formal Oval Office address to the American people, and letting the French attack first. Obama is visiting Brazil. This charade is supposed to placate the anti-US hatred of the Arab street. [It didn't work in Tunisia.] The result is that the inferior Anglo-French military equipment and command structures may contribute to unpleasant reverses for the aggressors, particularly if Sarkozy's Napoleonic delusions lead him to meddle in military decisions.
The Panavia Tornados to be deployed by London are obsolete; seven (6 UK, 1 Italian) were shot down by Saddam Hussein during the first Gulf War twenty years ago. Eurofighter Typhoons are ultra-modern planes, but they have never been tested in real combat. The troubled French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle flies the Dassault Raffale, also largely untested in combat, plus the accident-plagued 30-year old Super-Étendard. Mirage F1s of various vintages, none recent, are expected. This equipment is vulnerable to attrition by Qaddafi's countermeasures.
Anglo-American propaganda portrays Qaddafi as a kleptocrat. In reality, Libya is one of the most advanced developing countries, ranking 53 on the UN Human Development Index, making it the most developed society in Africa. Libya ranks ahead of Russia (65), Ukraine (69), Brazil (73), Venezuela (75) and Tunisia (81). The rate of incarceration is 61st in the world, below that of the Czech Republic, and far below that of the United States (1). Longevity has increased by 20 years under Qaddafi's rule. Qaddafi, while suppressing political challenges, had shared the nation's oil income better than the rest of OPEC.
US bureaucratic resistance to the imperial overstretch involved in a war with Libya on top of the three existing conflicts may also have been overcome thanks to the activation of pro-British networks in the US government. If so, this would repeat a long-established pattern. In 1990, Margaret Thatcher claimed to have performed an emergency "backbone implant" on George H.W. Bush, convincing him to retake Kuwait from Saddam Hussein. In 1999, Tony Blair pressed for the bombing of Serbia and then for a ground invasion; Clinton wisely declined at least the latter. In September 2001, Blair helped convince Bush the younger to use the 9/11 attack as a pretext for an attack on Afghanistan.
The purpose of this attack, in the context of the CIA's spring 2011 campaign of putsches, palace coups, color revolutions, and people power insurrections, is to cripple the ability of US client states to seek alternative arrangements through alliances with Russia, China, Iran, and other states. The CIA onslaught takes the form of an attack on the nation state itself. In 2008, Serbia was partitioned. This year, Sudan is being carved in two, while Yemen in increasingly likely to face the same fate. The UN resolution of Libya mentions Bengazi specifically, indicating the clear intent of partitioning and balkanizing this nation along an east-west division. Other countries can expect similar treatment. It is time to end the destructive cycle of color revolutions before one of them turns into a civil war in a country like Belarus, where an internal clash could easily turn into a large-scale confrontation between Russia and NATO.
Clinton to meet Libyan opposition
* From: NewsCore
* March 11, 2011 3:26AM
Meeting plan: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to meet with [their own created] Libyan opposition figures next week [not the one's that don't want a Western occupation]. Picture: National Geographic Channel Source: news.com.au
US SECRETARY of State Hillary Clinton said she will visit Egypt and Tunisia next week.
Clinton plans to meet with Libyan opposition figures in those countries.
Clinton will be the highest US official to date to meet with opposition leaders from Libya, where fighting rages between entrenched leader Moamar Ghadafi and rebel forces.
State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said Clinton would be in Paris March 14-15 to participate in G8 sessions and meet with her foreign counterparts.
She will then visit Egypt and Tunisia March 15-17, Crowley said, adding "at each stop she will consult with government officials and elements of civil society on recent events and the full range of regional and bilateral issues."
"Next week I will travel to Cairo and Tunis to speak directly" to the Tunisian and the Egyptian people, Clinton said during testimony at a House appropriations committee.
"And I intend to convey strong support of the Obama administration and the American people that we wish to be a partner in the important work that lies ahead as they embark on a [foreign funded coup] transition to a genuine [klepto-]democracy."
Clinton also said the United States was "standing with the [CIA funded] Libyan people as they brave [UN] bombs and [US] bullets to demand that Gaddafi must go now without further violence or delay."
She said US diplomats were working with their counterparts at the United Nations, NATO, the African Union, Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council to "isolate, sanction and pressure Gaddafi to stop the violence against his own people [or we will bomb Libyan civilians ourselves]."
US officials said on Tuesday that Gene Cretz, the US ambassador to Libya who was in Washington before the Libyan uprising erupted last month, had met in Cairo with Gaddafi opponents.
link to www.couriermail.com.au
Protest against Clinton Tunisia visit
* From correspondents in Tunis
* From: AFP
* March 17, 2011 5:12AM
DOZENS of Tunisians marched in Tunis under tight security overnight to protest a visit by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the first by a senior US official since the downfall of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Dozens of riot police were deployed along with two army helicopters and an armoured personnel carrier equipped with water hoses as demonstrators chanted: No to normalisation, Tunisia is free and not for sale or Tunisia is an Arab country, neither imperialist nor Zionist.
****It was the second demonstration in two days in the capital against the visit of Mrs Clinton,*** who was due to arrive from Egypt later today.
The protest drew around 100 people, according to an AFP correspondent, with banners and placards reading: No to US tutelage, and No to hegemony, yes to equality.
"We are against the visit of Hillary Clinton or of any US representative. We have never forgotten US crimes in Iraq," said a 22-year-old student who identified herself as Sofiane.
The United States had close relations [i.e., propped up a dictatorship] with Ben Ali, who fled to Saudi Arabia on January 14 after a 23-year rule in the face of an unprecedented popular uprising.
Earlier, Mrs Clinton took what she called a "thrilling" tour of Cairo's Tahrir Square, centre of the protests that ousted [US supported] president Hosni Mubarak, ignoring criticism of Washington's long support for his regime.
The most senior US official to visit Egypt since Mr Mubarak's resignation last month, Mrs Clinton wandered round the huge central plaza accompanied by embassy officials, before heading into talks with the civilian and military leadership.
On Monday and Tuesday Mrs Clinton attended a meeting of the G8 group of leading economies in Paris.
link to www.news.com.au
Recolonialization of Africa: The US-NATO Attempted Coup d'Etat in E. Libya is for the oil
"The invasion is on the Pentagon's drawing board. It is slated to be carried out ****irrespective of the demands of the people of Libya including the opponents of the regime, who have voiced their aversion to foreign military intervention in derogation of the nation's sovereignty."**** --- "This is not a non-violent protest movement as in Egypt and Tunisia. Conditions in Libya are fundamentally different. The armed insurgency in Eastern Libya is directly supported by foreign powers." --- "The real objective of "Operation Libya" is not to establish democracy but to take possession of Libya's oil reserves, destabilize the National Oil Corporation (NOC) and eventually privatize the country's oil industry, namely transfer the control and ownership of Libya's oil wealth into foreign hands. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) is ranked 25 among the world's Top 100 Oil Companies. (The Energy Intelligence ranks NOC 25 among the world's Top 100 companies. - Libyaonline.com)" --- "Libya is among the World's largest oil economies with approximately 3.5% of global oil reserves, more than twice those of the US." --- "In Yugoslavia, US-NATO forces triggered a civil war. The objective was to create political and ethnic divisions, which eventually led to the break up of an entire country. This objective was achieved through the covert funding and training of armed paramilitary armies, first in Bosnia (Bosnian Muslim Army, 1991-95) and subsequently in Kosovo (Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), 1998-1999). In both Kosovo and Bosnia, media disinformation (including outright lies and fabrications) were used to support US-EU claims that the Belgrade government had committed atrocities, thereby justifying a military intervention on humanitarian grounds."
Pakistani People Capture CIA Chief of Station as he murders police; religious violence was seeded by CIA
This story is being downplayed because it rips the mask from the US government's face. We are told we must intervene in Afghanistan and Pakistan to combat terrorists. This high profile story has the potential to smash that paradigm. Davis was working with the same terror groups Western forces are supposed to be fighting, creating intentional destabalizing violence by attacking different religious groups in mass casualty terror events. The Daily Telegraph reported that Davis is the 'acting head of the CIA in Pakistan'. --- 'Telephone records suggest he was in contact with Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and the Pakistan Taliban in South Waziristan.' --- Lashkar-e-Jhangvi have committed a long list of horrendous crimes. In 2002, two members of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi bombed the International Protestant Church in Islamabad during a church service, killing five people and wounding 40. --- The Pakistani government have claimed murder of iconic Pakistani president Benazir Bhutto in 2007, along with the murder of 20 others in Rawalpindi, was orchestrated by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. [Or was it orchestrated by Davis, the CIA, and using other Pakistanis as fall guy proxies? Destabalize Pakistan and US invades to consolidate the region 'to protect its ally' that it undermined intentionally. What a psychopathic alibi, eh?]
US funding terrorists in Afghanistan:
link to www.independent.co.uk
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