Colonial war on
THE perversion of U.S. and European
agencies and their subordinates worldwide in calling
what is happening in Libya "civil war," demonstrates
how a colonial intervention in a country which the
United States and its partners want to seize for
diverse motives was converted into an internal "rebellion"
which had to be aided for "humanitarian" reasons.
The reality is that, since mid-March,
the Libyan people have been enduring the savage NATO
bombardments of a country of close to six million
inhabitants, given that a large part of its
territory is desert.
The NATO bombings have caused death
and destruction throughout the country in order to
open the way to the mercenaries who, from the
beginning, were the driving force of the supposed
popular "rebellion" against Muammar Gaddafi.
There are no images of that
"popular" rebellion, or of the "excuse" – Gaddafi’s
bombardments of the civilian population – used as
the grounds for a brutal intervention well into the
.Meanwhile, the civilian population
is being massacred by its NATO "protectors," and
their homes, schools, food centers, medical
laboratories, universities, hospitals, all
Nobody can deny the advances in
Libya after Gaddafi headed the rebellion which did
away with a colonial monarchy and the country’s
colonial status in 1969.
All of that effort is being
demolished, while Libyan territory is being sown
with depleted uranium, signifying a human and
ecological disaster for the future.
Resolution 1973 adopted by the
Security Council on March 17 this year to establish
a supposed air blockade of Libya was solely intended
to prevent the government of that sovereign country
from defending itself. The resolution was approved
without listening to what direct observers had to
They thus insured that Libya had no
air defense. And it could be noted as a moral defeat
the fact that the country has resisted the bombings
for almost six months, making it abundantly evident
that, without NATO, the "rebels" would not exist.
In order to gauge the truth that the
media is concealing, suffice it to see a recent
photograph published by certain media showing
alleged "rebel troops," whose physique, clothing and
weapons resemble those of the typical mercenaries
which the powers took to that region. In order to
initiate and sustain the intervention, the United
States and its associates utilized the international
corporate media which, in real terms, is under their
military and security control.
In this case they could also count
on the self-interested or disinterested – but
fulfilling the same objective – collaboration of
certain journalists and intellectuals considered
progressive, but who were the accomplices of this
intervention and the network of lies utilized to
In order to justify themselves to
themselves, these are now waiting for NATO to win
and tell the victors’ story about "the horrific
human rights’ violations" committed by the Libyan
government in order to cover up what the mercenaries
and invading troops are doing. As they did in
Afghanistan and Iraq and long before that.
Have they so quickly forgotten the
Nicaraguan Contras who attacked Sandinista Nicaragua
from U.S. bases in Honduras, destroying villages,
killing, torturing and raping women and children? At
the time, Ronald Reagan called them "freedom
Calling groups of mercenaries
handled by the CIA and its associates "rebels" is to
demonstrate a lack of respect for the real rebels in
the world fighting for their liberation.
The Libyan people and government not
only had the right but also the obligation to defend
themselves. Any country in the world under foreign
attack has the duty to do so.
If they manage to hold onto Libya in
order to transform the country into "a new Somalia,"
as Moussa Ibrahim, spokesperson for the Libyan
government, stated August 19 in the aftermath of
increased NATO bombings, all the countries of the
world will be left totally vulnerable.
With the addition that an Argentine
attorney at the International Criminal Court (ICC)
wants to condemn Gaddafi and, at the same time,
protect those responsible for criminal interventions
and genocide in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Somalia is a country without
government, with a food crisis and that is what the
Western powers want to make of Libya by continuing
their attacks, "While we are working on peace plans,"
the Libyan spokesperson also recalled.
Authorities warned on August 19 that
the bombardments are to increase in the days leading
up to the 42nd anniversary of the so-called Green
Revolution which Gaddafi headed on September 1,
At this stage of events, when the
powers have appropriated Libyan state funds and a
Transition Council embassy has been opened in
Washington, something that has never happened before,
nobody can doubt that these "rebels" never
represented the Libyan people. It is a fact that
before controlling any territory whatsoever, the "rebels"
created the Benghazi Central Bank. Does this have
any parallel in history?