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15.09.2018 - 16:24 [ libcom.org ]

Lies, slaughter, capital: The 2011 NATO intervention in Libya, part two

(13.1.2014) By 1981, the country that was picked for this purpose by the National Security Council (NSC) was Libya. Libya was an OPEC country with few powerful connections, lots of nearby enemies, and a small population. In short, the perfect target. Once Libya was chosen by a few higher ups in the NSC, what was needed was to get the president, Ronald Reagan, on board. Seymour Hersh details in his New York Times report, Target Gaddafi, how the NSC and the CIA quickly accomplished this goal. “’It was clear early in the Administration,‘ one former White House aide recalls, ‚that the best way to get the President’s attention was through visual means.’” This led to the creation of a 15 minute long video, “to show the nature of the beast. If you saw it, there’s little doubt that [Gaddafi] had to go.” Once the president was on their side, the NSC, in cooperation with the CIA, began to leak reports endorsed by Reagan that Libyan hit squads were roaming the United States, planning assassinations on diplomats and even the president.

“One involved official recalls, ‘we came out with this big terrorist threat to the U.S. Government. The whole thing was a complete fabrication.’”

19.06.2018 - 17:46 [ Welt.de ]

Angriff gegen Gaddafi: Westerwelle rechtfertigt deutschen Libyen-Sonderweg

(20.März 2011) Jedenfalls sah sich der Außenminister veranlasst, mittags vor die Presse zu treten und die deutsche Haltung, keine Soldaten zur Unterstützung internationaler Truppen nach Libyen zu entsenden, erneut zu rechtfertigen. Vorwürfe, die Bundesrepublik habe sich durch ihre Enthaltung bei der Abstimmung im UN-Sicherheitsrat von den westlichen Bündnispartnern isoliert, wies Westerwelle als „völlig falsch“ zurück:

04.06.2018 - 17:02 [ anniemachon.ch ]

A Tale of Two Tortures

In the chaos that followed the overthrow of Gaddafi, Human Rights Watch staff made it to Libya and found a cache of documents left in the office of notorious intelligence chief, Musa Kusa, who had fled the country initially to the UK and then fled on to Qatar.

02.05.2018 - 20:50 [ Tulsi Gabbard, Abgeordnete des U.S. Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

@AmbJohnBolton using Libya as a model for negotiating North Korea’s denuclearization is mind-boggling. Toppling Gaddafi after he made a deal & gave up nuclear weapons program is a reason why NK’s Kim sees nuclear weapons as only deterrent to regime change.