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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was arrested on Tuesday morning in connection with a probe into the financing of his successful 2007 presidential run which allegedly included funding from late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
Sarkozy – who was president of France from 2007 until 2012 – is said to have accepted €50MM from Gaddafi’s regime, claims which have been repeated by the late Libyan dictator’s son and French businessman Ziad Takieddine, SkyNews reported. That amount would be more than double the legal spending limit in French elections at that time, which was €21MM. Alleged payments would also violate French laws on foreign financing and declaring the source of campaign funds.
– Rebels living in England claim UK government let them travel to Libya to fight Gaddafi – even though they were subject to counter-terrorism orders – as investigators probe Abedi’s visits to Tripoli:
- Former fighters including Libyan exiles and British-Libyan residents described how MI5 ‘sorted’ their travel
- British government is said to have adopted an ‘open door’ policy for fighters willing to travel to fight Gaddafi
- Comes as Home Secretary Amber Rudd admitted authorities knew of the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi
- Those who travelled fought alongside Islamic militants despite being subject travel bans for posing a threat
Rebels living in England have claimed the UK Government waived travel bans to let them fight Colonel Gaddafi in Libya as investigators probe the Manchester bomber’s visits to Tripoli.
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Parliamentary Report Confirms What the Alternative Media Has Been Saying for Years
The UK Parliament just confirmed what the alternative media has been saying for years.
Specifically, a new report from the bipartisan House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee – based on interviews with all of the key British decision-makers, review of documents, and on-the-ground investigations in Africa – found that Libyan war was based on lies, that it destroyed the country, and that it spread terrorism far and wide.
The War Based On Bogus Intelligence … Like the Iraq War
Initially, the report finds that the threat to civilians from Libyan government forces was dramatically overstated:
H/t reader squodgy:
“Erroneous my ASS!!!
He was doing exactly what the Rothschilds told him to do.
They wanted the oil. They’ll do anything to get it using all pawns at their disposal.”
The UK strategy in Libya was based on erroneous facts, and the operation to protect civilians turned into “regime change by military means,” a report by UK Foreign Affairs Select Committee said, adding that ex-PM David Cameron is “ultimately responsible.”
The report dubbed “Libya: Examination of intervention and collapse and the United Kingdom’s future policy options” was released on Wednesday.
“In March 2011, the United Kingdom and France, with the support of the United States, led the international community to support an intervention in Libya to protect civilians from attacks by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi,” the report stated.
However, this policy was not informed “by accurate intelligence” and a limited intervention “to protect civilians drifted into a policy of regime change by military means.”
H/t reader squodgy:
“Neocon is an understatement. I’m not sure she’s even female. As a tuppence licker she must take the man’s role.
This gem is actually quite sad, that someone to whom authority to represent a country for its people, can just chuck away lives as though she was some kind of deity.”
The Clinton teams’ “brag sheet” of all the actions that Hillary took credit for as the architect of the US involvement in Libya.
Last week in an interview with Fox and friends, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange made a bold statement.
When asked what surprised him the most about Hillary Clinton’s thousands of emails, Assange said the “most interesting and serious” information on Hillary Clinton is yet to be released.
Assange then proceeded to nudge viewers towards the direction of an already released email thread call the “Libya Tick Tock”…a stream of emails which clearly certifies Hillary’s lead position in the Libyan disaster.
Ayesha to her people: I will avenge my father, brothers, a husband and Libya!
She is back! The daughter of Muammar Gaddafi will lead the resistance against NATO and the other Libyan terrorists. Ayesha stated that she is now the leader of the resistance and she is about to create a new secret government.
On Wednesday, we took a close look at the battle for Libya’s oil.
Libya, much like Syria, is a case study in why the West would be better off not intervening in the affairs of sovereign states on the way to bringing about regime change. “Toppling dictators” sounds good in principle, but at the end of the day, it’s nearly impossible to predict what will emerge from the power vacuums the US creates when Washington destabilizes governments.
Hmmh. I’ve posted this before, but somehow it has disappeared. Maybe a glitch?
Here is the real story about the ‘Islamic State’ you won’t hear anywhere else:
Hillary Clinton’s condemnation of Donald Trump over his controversial remarks is “hypocritical” since she presided over “genocide” of the people of Libya in 2011, says Daniel Patrick Welch, an American writer and political analyst.
The Democratic presidential frontrunner condemned her Republican rival’s “dangerous” rhetoric about Muslims on Tuesday, urging that his candidacy be “rejected roundly” by the American people.
Trump’s call to temporarily ban all Muslims to enter the US has sparked domestic and international outrage. The New York billionaire businessman has also proposed a national database and special IDs to track the US Muslim community with a population of about 3 million people.
– Russia: US-Backed Opposition Leader Gunned Down in Moscow (NEO, Feb 28, 2015):
By Tony Cartalucci
Martyrdom on demand: if not of use alive, perhaps of use dead? US-backed opposition groups in Russia have so far failed utterly to produce results. Their transparent subservience to Washington coupled with their distasteful brand of politics has left a rather unpleasant taste in the mouth of most Russians. Each attempt to spread the “virus” of color revolution to Moscow, as US Senator John McCain called it, has failed – and each attempt has fallen progressively flatter.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has never been more popular. His ability to weather serial provocations aimed at Russia by NATO has made him a champion against the perceived growing injustice exacted against the developing world by an increasingly militaristic and exploitative West.
So when US-backed opposition groups in Russia decided to gather again this coming March 1, Sunday, many wondered just exactly what they expected to accomplish.
– West’s action in Libya in 2011 was a ‘mistake’ – Italy’s foreign ministry (RT, Dec 5, 2014):
Western countries made a ‘mistake’ three years ago, when they intervened in Libya to overthrow the Gaddafi regime, according to Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs. The statement came amid reports of the US discussing airstrikes on Libya’s territory.
“Three years ago we might have made a mistake, when international forces interfered without thinking through the scenario, what will happen afterwards. Italian voice was too weak,” Italy’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Paolo Gentiloni said in a TV interview with national broadcaster RAI, as quoted by Tass news agency.
“It was when Saddam Hussein abandoned the petro-dollar, that he became a target, when Muammar Gaddafi introduced the gold dinar, that he became a target, when Iran went off the petro-dollar and opened an oil bourse trading in many different currencies, that it became a target”
– James Fetzer
– Libya Coming Full Circle. When A Deemed “Conspiracy Theory” Becomes Reality (Global Research, June 18, 2014):
In the duration of the “revolutionary frenzy” that categorized western media coverage of the Libyan Civil War in 2011, public audiences were captivated with both tales of rebels aspiring for “democracy” and with complimenting stories of unabated brutality by Gaddafi forces.
Without any serious mainstream criticism, an imperialist mythology centered on the interventionist doctrine of the “Responsibility to Protect” was cemented in public consciousness with even usually non-mainstream and “anti-imperialist” figures such as Juan Cole deliberately misrepresenting the situation in Libya. In Cole’s perspective, no reference to armed militants from the start of the conflict or the role of extremism and western premeditation found its way into the narrative and he predicted a simplistic narrative where the overthrow of Gaddafi would lead the region into an era of unity, prosperity and freedom.
H/t reader Squodgy:
“Here’s one worth pursuing. For all those who know it was a CIA hit to stop the Beirout Ambassador’s lacky reporting on the Iran Contra deals.
Poor old Dr. Swire. All he ever wanted was an admission of the truth as to why his daughter was killed.”
From the article:
Abolghassem Mesbahi, a former Iranian intelligence officer who defected to Germany in the 1990s and who once reported directly to Iran’s former president, Akbar Hashemiu Rafsanjani, claims that the supreme leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, ordered the destruction of the Pan Am airliner in retaliation for the USS Vincennes airstrike on an Iran Air passenger jet over the Persian Gulf six months earlier.
He ‘defected’, which means that he will say pretty much everything his new masters want him to.
So now it was Iran. How convenient.
Meet some of the real terrorists out there:
@Amazon.com: Gladio, NATO’s Dagger at the Heart of Europe: The Pentagon-Nazi-Mafia Terror Axis Price: $15.25
– New Lockerbie report says Libyan was framed to conceal the real bombers (Independent, March 11, 2014):
On 11 September 1989, eight months after Pan Am Flight 103 was blown out of the skies above Lockerbie killing all 259 people on board and 11 people on the ground, a US congressional committee in Washington DC was given information on the mass murder by an associate director of the FBI.
The committee was told that analysis and leaks from western intelligence services, intercepted messages from Tehran and Damascus, and other material gathered by the US National Security Agency (NSA) meant the identification of those responsible was now possible. The organisation that the Congress members were pointed towards was the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, General Command (PFLP-GC).
– Nuclear Power, National Security And The Dirty Bomb (The Market Oracle, Nov 12, 2013):
Although severely damaged by the world public opinion fallout from the Fukushima disaster, the nuclear industry continues to claim nuclear power is the low carbon, oil saving energy of the future. Taking the lifetime of the civil nuclear power industry as starting in the late 1950s, however, it has already had a long period through the 1980s and 1990s when world reactor orders and completions were often zero per year. Public confidence is weak.
The recent so-called Nuclear Renaissance, based on recentering reactor sales to developing and emerging countries of the South, featured the hard sell of Chernobyl- and Fukushima-sized power reactors to countries that are often unstable and fragile. This was symbolized by Nicolas Sarkozy’s attempt at making French reactor sales to Libya’s colonel Gaddafi in
2007, offloading as many as two 1970s-vintage reactors for reassembly in Libya, and recycling petrodollar billions.
The global security risks of this strategy are hard to exaggerate, but since business is business they are almost totally ignored, except and only in specific cases like Iran.
YouTube Added: 01.10.2013
This video documents how the U.S created Al”qaeda to foment ww3. And to be an extension of the U.S army, to overthrow the opposition forces, and keep the World bankers in power. World bankers need ww3 to acquire the existing powers they have not yet brought into control. After ww3 they will control us as slaves since there will be no more opposition. We need to stop ww3 and to do this we have to end the federal bank. We can do this by refusing to elect their president puppets into office again. Don’t be fooled again.
– Libya in Anarchy Two Years After Liberation (Veterans Today, Sep 27, 2013):
Libya in anarchy two years after NATO Humanitarian Liberation
In 2011 when Muhammar Qaddafi refused to leave quietly as ruler of Libya, the Obama Administration, hiding behind the skirts of the French, launched a ferocious bombing campaign and a “No Fly” zone over the country to aid the so-called fighters for democracy. The US lied to Russia and China with help of the (US-friendly) Gulf Cooperation Council about the Security Council Resolution on Libya and used it to illegally justify the war. The doctrine, “responsibility to protect” was used instead, the same doctrine Obama wants to use in Syria. It’s useful top look at Libya two years after the NATO humanitarian intervention.
Chaos in oil industry
– These Are The 7 Democratic And 3 Republican Senators Who Want To Start The Syrian War (ZeroHedge, Sep 4, 2013):
Starting a widely unpopular war which will inevitably escalate and will likely involve Russia and China, not to mention all the countries that neighbor Syria, and at best, result in a regime dominated by Al-Qaeda? No problem. Here are the Senators who voted to push America into the latest middle eastern war:
- Robert Menendez, D-N.J. – net worth from $317,005 to $680,000
- Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. – net worth from $1,147,008 to $5,380,000
- Ben Cardin, D-Md. – net worth from $1,416,074 to $3,998,000
- Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. – net worth from $1,692,382 to $5,223,360
- Chris Coons, D-Del. – net worth from $2,690,584 to $7,095,576
- Dick Durbin, D-Ill. – net worth from $1,208,567 to $1,443,564
- Tim Kaine, D-Va. – net worth from $667,015 to $1,507,000
- Bob Corker, R-Tenn. – net worth from $6,625,018 to $76,453,998
- John McCain, R-Ariz. – net worth from $3,226,239 to $15,247,981
- Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. – net worth from $-234,998 to $299,999
- Tom Udall, D-N.M.,
- Chris Murphy, D-Conn.,
- James Risch, R-Idaho,
- Marco Rubio, R-Fla.,
- Rand Paul, R-Ky.,
- Ron Johnson, R-Wis.,
- John Barrasso, R-Wyo.
- Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass
– Before We Bomb Syria, What’s Happening in Libya? (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Sep 4, 2013):
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
– Albert Einstein
Some may read my writings and think that when I say that the “leaders” in these United State are insane I am merely doing it for effect and that it’s an exaggeration. It isn’t.
If you read Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity above, it is clear the folks pulling the strings in this nation are completely and totally insane. As if anyone needed further proof, I will provide some here.
As we all know by now, Barack Obama and his neocon allies are pushing for military intervention in Syria, a country that has not attacked us and poses no imminent threat to the nation. Nevertheless, we are throwing our support behind the Al-Qaeda rebels for “humanitarian” reasons. We made a similar argument in Libya, and the decision ended up removing from earth John McCain’s good buddy Muammar al-Gaddafi. Well the results are in from Libya and they’re not good. Naturally, we should look at that epic failure and then get involved in another civil war which has nothing to do with us. USA! USA!
From the UK Independent:
A little under two years ago, Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, urged British businessmen to begin “packing their suitcases” and to fly to Libya to share in the reconstruction of the country and exploit an anticipated boom in natural resources.
– McCain Issues Top Ten Funniest Ways to Kill Iranians
Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran
Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing – worst of all I lost!
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) September 3, 2013
– Incredible Tweets from John McCain on Libya and Syria from 2009 and 2011 (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Sep 4, 2013):
Earlier today I called John McCain a weapon of mass destruction on Twitter. Little did I know that just moments later he would be caught playing a game of poker on his iPhone during the Senate’s hearing on launching missiles at Syria.
Nevertheless, none of this should surprise us, as John McCain has shown signs of severe dementia for quite some time now. Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane and examine some of his tweets from years past.
First from 2009:
Late evening with Col. Qadhafi at his “ranch” in Libya – interesting meeting with an interesting man.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) August 15, 2009
Now let’s fast forward to 2011:
Qaddafi on his way out, Bashar al Assad is next. — John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) August 21, 2011
Quite interesting that he made that comment two years before the chemical attack that we supposedly must respond to militarily.
Now finally, here is the man in 2013, during the Senate hearing on the starting of World War III.
*Photo above from the Washington Post.
Somebody please tell me why this man has a say in anything we do as a nation.
– THE TERROR DIASPORA: US spreads blowback nightmare (Asia Times, June 20, 2013):
The Gulf of Guinea. He said it without a hint of irony or embarrassment. This was one of US Africa Command’s big success stories. The Gulf … of Guinea.
Never mind that most Americans couldn’t find it on a map and haven’t heard of the nations on its shores like Gabon, Benin, and Togo. Never mind that just five days before I talked with AFRICOM’s chief spokesman, the Economist had asked if the Gulf of Guinea was on the verge of becoming “another Somalia”, because piracy there had jumped 41% from 2011 to 2012 and was on track to be even worse in 2013.
The Gulf of Guinea was one of the primary areas in Africa where “stability,” the command spokesman assured me, had “improved significantly,” and the US military had played a major role in bringing it about. But what did that say about so many other areas of the continent that, since AFRICOM was set up, had been wracked by coups, insurgencies, violence, and volatility?
– In Benghazi, CIA Trusted Local Militia That Melted Away (The Daily Beast, May 10, 2013):
The agency seemed unaware prior to the attack of how unreliable or possibly compromised the February 17 militia actually was, reports Eli Lake.
CIA officers at the Benghazi mission’s annex had responsibility for vetting the Libyan militia that they counted on, but failed to arrive, as one of the first responders on the night of the 9-11 anniversary attacks last September, according to U.S. intelligence officers and U.S. diplomats who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.