Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Reply

An old article from the 1980s describing Libya’s economic system. There were many problems with Qaddafi, but the reason he was so hated by the Western imperialists is that he expelled Western petroleum interests from the country and created the wealthiest nation on the African continent. The Western powers tried to cripple Libya’s economy with decades-long sanctions, before launching an outright invasion in 2011. Under King Idris, Libya was a backward, starving colony of the Western oil companies. Since Qadaffi’s fall, Libya has become a Somalia-like failed state with open-air Middle Passage-like slave markets.

By Mark Johnson

New Internationalist

Libya presents an enigma. It is a thinly populated country on the margin of the Arab world, yet it appears to exercise a far greater influence than its economic and strategic importance would suggest. Last year it attracted not only headlines but President Reagan’s bombers as well. 1951 Libya has been regarded by Westerners as not much more than a useless tract of desert. Its main exports were ones they could largely do without: esparto grass used for paper, and scrap metal from relics of World War Two battles.

But then came oil. American companies played the leading role in opening up the oilfields and Libya was soon in the fast lane to economic development.

The process of rapid change dealt King Idris’ regime a fatal blow, and in 1969 a group of nationalist army officers under Colonel Muammar Gaddafi took power.

Gaddafi and his Revolutionary Command Council describe their philosophy as ‘socialist’ and ‘revolutionary’. As a ‘Jamahiriya’ – a state of the masses – Libya’s system of government is supposedly based on the exercise of power by the people. Libyans who disagree, arguing that the popular committees which formally run the country represent little more than a political party loyal to the colonel, get short shrift from the Government.

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Erdogan: Turkey will not turn back from deals signed with legitimate Libyan government Reply

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara will step up its support for the internationally-recognized government in Libya, if necessary.

Erdogan said Turkey will absolutely remain committed to the military and maritime agreements it has signed with the Libyan government led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj. The Turkish president said his country is fully aware of the reasons behind efforts to topple the UN-backed government of al-Sarraj. Erdogan’s comments came a day after forces loyal to Libyan renegade commander Khalifa Haftar seized a Turkish ship to search its cargo. The forces have been engaged in military operations against Libya’s UN-backed government troops near the capital Tripoli for months now. 

Obama shifting blame for Libya’s crisis Reply

Press TV. Listen here: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/03/13/455428/US-Obama-Libya-UK-France

“The president of the United States is simply trying to shift responsibility for what is largely the fault of the United States” in Libya, Preston said.

President Barack Obama is trying to lay the blame on other countries for the chaos the US has created in Libya, says a political analyst.

Obama has recently criticized Britain and France over their Libya policy in the aftermath of the 2011 overthrow of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

In an interview with the Atlantic magazine, Obama said he was wrong to believe the allies would be “invested in the follow-up” to Gaddafi’s ouster.

“When I go back and I ask myself what went wrong, there’s room for criticism, because I had more faith in the Europeans, given Libya’s proximity, being invested in the follow-up,” Obama said.

Keith Preston, the chief editor and director of AttacktheSystem.com, said that “the idea that the United States is somehow not responsible for what is going on in Libya right now is” preposterous.

The US and its allies “were able to succeed in fighting a rebellion against the regime of colonel Gaddafi in 2011 and the rebellion was aided by NATO military action,” he told Press TV on Saturday.

“The country, now, the nation of Libya is in shambles as a result of that action, probably the most serious thing that happened in Libya is the fact that the Daesh have managed to gain a stronghold in Libya and Libya is also in the state of civil war between multiple factions including some very reactionary terrorist organizations similar to Daesh,” he added.

“This is what the efforts by the United States, Britain and France to overthrow the regime of colonel Gaddafi has generated and the idea that United States has no responsibility for that is absurd,” Preston stated.

He went on to say that “what President Obama is trying to say is that after the United States organized this military action against Libya and essentially destroyed the nation, the British, the French and the European nations should have come in to clean up the mess.”

“The president of the United States is simply trying to shift responsibility for what is largely the fault of the United States,” he opined.

Militant groups, seizing up the power vacuum in Gaddafi’s wake, have wreaked havoc in the country, leaving the country’s situation a “mess” as described by Obama.

Blowback in Benghazi? 2

Or was it something worse?
by Justin Raimondo
AntiWar.com

The murder of US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other US diplomats at the hands of rioters probably wasn’t just another case of Islamists-gone-wild. The circumstances surrounding this horrific incident — the riot was in reaction to a “film” supposedly made by a mysterious Israeli-American director under what is probably a pseudonym — point to a carefully staged and well-thought out event. The question is: staged by whom?

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Investigative Unit American Killed in Libya Was on Intel Mission to Track Weapons Reply

By Lee Ferran

ABC News

One of the Americans killed alongside Ambassador Christopher Stevens in an attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya Tuesday told ABC News before his death that he was working with the State Department on an intelligence mission to round up dangerous weapons in the war-torn nation.

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US Ambassador Lynched like Gaddafi 1

Syriangirlpartisan says:

Please turn on annotations: My Previous youtube video was censored! it got 10,000 views on vimeo before it was also taken down. I have re uploaded it on Liveleak http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3c6_1347615364 . It is about torture and execution of unarmed prisoners by the FSA.

I make a comment on recent events where the US Ambassador to Libya, one of the spear heads to the war on Libya was ironically lynched by the very same people who he put into power. The plan for a clash of civilisations.

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