Just as the military and other interests in Egypt used the young revolutionaries as a front to win world sympathy for essentially a military coup, the cause of the Libyan rebels trying to take back their country from an oppressive tyranny has been hijacked and used to serve other interests…or so it appears. According to many sources, the rebels did not welcome or want or seek a no-fly zone..They don’t want any outside involvement in their civil war and they certainly don’t want control of their country by foreign interests as a price for any aid they may receive. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/03/08/libya-oil-grab-disguised-as-humanitarian-assistance/. So when we hear now of “rebel support” for this or that it is not clear who those people are r who is speaking for the rebels.It seems very clear, if anyone takes the time to examine the record for themselves that EU, U.S.. Chinese and Canadian oil interests, not an urgent need for humanitarian assistance ,is at the root of our insistent involvement in Libya. A look at the history of significant recent oil events in Libya makes it almost impossible to conclude anythings else. It definitely seems to be about continued conrol over the production and pricing of Libyan oil.
U.S.oil companies have been deeply rattled since 2009 when it first seemed posisble Libya might actually throw them out. (http://www.forbes.com/2009/01/22/libya-gaddafi-oil-biz-energy-cx_ch_0122libya.html. Canadian company Verenex had just before that discovered a hugely productive oil field west of Tripoli . A Chinese company and Verenex had reached an agreement on sale at $10/share that was overtaken by Libya itself at $7 per share through excercise its own first option.. http://www.energydigital.com/Libya-s-oil-firm-eyeing-Verenex-Energy_19710 Is it possible the events leading up to “Nato involvement” in Libya were really an attempt to thwart Libya’s efforts to control it s own resources? Are we in the center of all this to protect U.S. oil interests who fea nationalization of Libyan oil? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wikileaks-files/libya-wikileaks/8294933/A-BRIGHT-SPOT-CANADAS-VERENEX-STRIKES-OIL-IN-LIBYA.html Are our European allies who depend on Libyan oil supplies antying up to pay their share of the cost of maintaining control over Libyan oil? If our European allies no longer have sufficient military infrastructure to take on issues like this for themselves , are they at least paying us for use of our military resources?. All of the images on American media showing the rebels with jack knives and sticks seem intended to win public support for an obvious plan, already agreed to by Obama , to arm the rebels. Is it to restore U.S., European and Canadian cpntrol of Libya’s oil ? . Do your own research and draw your own conclusions.
The tremendous political potential of the internet has been laid out for us to use and explore. Any of us who just know in the ground of our being that what we have been told about our involvement in Libya just makes no sense….what we see reported on nightly news feels like it is all about manipulating us into submission and consent. can arm ourselves with facts,.determine for ourselves what the truth is and speak to that. We need to start informed conversations about the truth and press to have these stories covered on network and cable news and by the AP and Reuters feeding news papers around the world. We need to confront our elected leaders with these truths and hold their feet to the fire. Demand that the U.S. Stop interfering in a foreign civil war for the sake of U.S. and EU oil interests. The money already spent by the US, nearly 1/2 $ billion in about two weeks is continuing to flow out at the rate of $100 million per day. Don’t we need those dollars here in our local communities to keep Head Start going, to help us in our local communities recover from the hell Wall Street’s follies have left us in?
Cove Meadow March 31, 2011
Update April 1.. others I see have concluded the same thng..this site has many very informative posts and links http://wildlifenews.co.uk/2011/another-illegal-war-for-oil-begins/comment-page-1/#comment-192