NATO Hypocrisy Revealed in Libya

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While the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) says it is protecting civilians in Libya from Muammar Gaddafi, an International Criminal Court (ICC)-indicted fugitive, it has allowed another ICC-wanted criminal to send his army into the country.

In an under-reported event, Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir, currently under indictment by the ICC for genocide in Darfur, recently sent troops across the Libyan-Sudanese border into southern Libya to occupy Kufra, a town located in an important oil-producing area. Only last May in his own country, Bashir, who could teach Gaddafi lessons on killing civilians, had used the same army to ethnically cleanse 60,000 Dinka tribesmen with tanks from Abyei, while his air force is currently bombing Nuba civilians indiscriminately in their mountain villages in possible preparation for a new genocide. Indicating that a deal with the devil may have been made prior to the Sudanese army’s cross-border move, NATO, which controls Libyan airspace, did not oppose the occupation.

“Our surveillance shows that they are not moving the oil, so it is not about money in the short term,” one Western official was quoted as saying.

What the Sudanese intervention most likely is about, however, is oil. More specifically, it is about getting it flowing again, a NATO priority. British officials are reported to “have worked closely” with the rebels in Benghazi to this end.

The role of the Sudanese troops in achieving this goal, it seems, is to provide the oil-producing area around Kufra with protection from Gaddafi’s forces. The Libyan leader’s fighters have been attacking oil facilities around Kufra and elsewhere to prevent the rebels from selling the oil and using the proceeds to prosecute the war against him. Without money, the rebels say they are “incapable of battling Gaddafi…”

“The Gaddafi army was coming in and taking out the oilfields every time the rebels started pumping oil. They’ve dismantled the fields quite carefully so the rebels need security down there,” the official said.

The Sudanese army moved into Kufra only days after the last attack by Gaddafi forces on the area’s oil fields on June 12. Prior to the Sudanese arrival, there had been a lot fighting around the town. What Sudan’s government expects to receive for its help in Kufra is unclear. But one can rest assured that Bashir is not helping out for nothing.

If NATO acquiesced or assisted in hiring the army of a war criminal and mass murderer like Bashir for use against a similarly indicted criminal, as appears likely, it throws a hypocritical shadow over the military alliance’s oft stated mission statement of protecting Libyan civilians. Enlisting Bashir proves protecting civilians from a brutal dictator was never NATO’s priority; rather it proves, as has long been suspected, the war is primarily about oil.

One African columnist, Obi Nwakanma, has most likely discerned the true reason for NATO’s involvement in the Libyan civil war. Britain and France, Nwakanma maintains, feared being shut out of the Libyan oil fields in favour of China and India. Libya contains the largest oil reserves in Africa.

“It is no longer a secret that behind this NATO alliance war on Libya, and far beyond the ‘do-good’ face it …wears…as its reason for bombing Libya to smithereens is the quest to control the oil fields of Libya, guarantee Western access to energy sources in the face of growing concern over the rise of China and India and their…emerging gluttony for oil…,” Nwakanma writes.

It would be just like the sadistic Gaddafi to turn around and make oil exploration deals with China and India after Britain and France had suffered humiliation at his hands in expectation of getting such agreements. Forgetting Churchill’s words of never giving in to tyranny and dishonour, in 2009 Britain cravenly freed the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset al Megrahi, who in 1988 blew a Pan Am passenger airliner out of the sky over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people including 189 Americans in exchange for an oil deal.

At first, the British government denied that freeing Megrahi was linked to any such agreement. Later, however, it admitted the Libyan’s release was part of just such a deal, worth $900 million, that British Petroleum signed with Gaddafi shortly afterwards. At President Obama’s request, Libyan rebel forces are currently searching for Megrahi. Like his boss, the Libyan terrorist is facing a court date but with the US justice system.

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  • fleedo

    The Libyan intervention must have cost an awful lot of money to date – with no favourable result yet and no guarantee of a favourable result any time soon. Sarkozy was the main driver behind the intervention – just as he intervened in Ivory Coast and handed that formerly Christian majority country over to the muslims. Everything Sarko touches turns to &#^*. Our Western leaders are a complete joke. The West has never before been is such disarray. Blame our current demise on socialism and the abandonment of our Western cultural and civilisational values. God help the West.

  • yahoo

    The Person of this report Forgot or ignored that NATO itselff and the WEST have invaded Libya to Steal Oil.

  • yahoo

    He is Hypocratic, accusing Bashir who is in his land and writing Tens of thousands of Miles away.

    The world is occupied by the Zionist like Horowitz and Spencer and the other sick people

    • DeShawn

      Down with Zionist tyrrany!

      • ebonystone

        If there were such a thing, I'd be with you 100%. But as thereis not any such thing, what you're saying is like saying "Down with the abominable snowmen!"

    • StephenD

      You've got your name right at least. You certainly are a "Yahoo" Do you and DeSwan drink the same kool-aid? Your diatribe of drivel is not worth responding to. Are you the comic relief that may spark readers to respond? C'mon, tell the truth. You're not real posters. You're working for the site to stir people into responding aren't you? You really are funny. Good job attempting to look like idiots!

  • DeShawn

    If you wanted REAL justice, you'd bring all the real mass murderers in the Israeli government and the jew traitors who support them here in the US to the ICC. But no way, oi vey, jews are NEVER guilty of anything (::cough:: Christ killers ::cough::)!

    • UCSPanther

      BY your logic, we should hate Italians as well, because the crucifixtion, which you idiots continue to whine about, happened under the watch of the Roman Empire, but then again, I think you are one of those so-called "Christian" Identity rejects, a group of hatemongers founded in 1925 by a ku klux klanner and a number of fascist outcasts who thinks that Christianity gives you a right to hate.

  • Paulie

    Keep Christ out of your Jew-hatred. If you hate Jews, just come right out and say it and stop cloaking it in religion. I am an Orthodox Christian. I am not Jewish, nor am I a Zionist, but I believe Israel has a right to defend itself. I believe that NATO should be disbanded and that the west should stop "nation-building" and stop funding other countries at the expense of their own countries and people. I believe that shariah law does not and cannot comply with the principles and philosophies that Jews and Christians, even with their differing theologies, share in common. (I also believe that Kosovo is Serbia and that the EU is a joke)

    • Anamah

      I'm so sorry Pauli I vote as negative by error my friend when I wanted to vote positive. Please forgive me.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    At President Obama’s request, Libyan rebel forces are currently searching for Megrahi. Like his boss, the Libyan terrorist is facing a court date but with the US justice system.

    Yeah right…like Muslims are going to turn over a venerated Muslim hero and a living Shahid to the American unbelievers! Give me a break. Indeed, defeating America and the delusional Euroloons today is like stealing candy from a baby.

    Whether it is a war for oil or to protect Muslim civilians, which are not only rebels but also eternal mortal enemies of all unbelievers as all Muslims are obligated to wage jihad against unbelievers, I condemn all those that support this monstrosity, including the Obama administration and all mentally incompetent neo-con RINOs such as John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and neo-con and RINO Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty.

    Indeed, all those mentally incompetent delusional losers have repeatedly been duped regularly by Muslim taqiyya since NATO was duped into fighting a jihad of conquest for the benefit of the Islamic world and their global jihad against the Christian Serbs, which were heretofore our de facto allies. Indeed, as for as I’m concerned, the USA, Europe, and NATO should be paying the Christian Serbs war reparations for being duped into fighting a jihad for the benefit of the Islamic world and their perpetual global jihad against our loyal Christian Serb allies and also stupidly against our own interest.

    But even if NATO does prevail, one must question what kind of democracy does it expect to appear in Libya after Gaddafi’s downfall?

    Hilarious! That’s about as stupid a rhetorical question as stupid gets. Democracy …in the Islamic world? Go fly a kite!

    which it will again eventually have to act “to protect Libyan civilians.”

    Those so-called Libyan civilians the writer keeps alluding to like a clueless loon, are really the eternal enemies of all unbelievers and they are not just civilians, as all Muslims are obligated to wage jihad against unbelievers for the spread of Islam per the dictates of Islam as Jihad is the sixth and most important pillar of Islam.

    Here you go, courtesy of Jameela – our resident Muslim spammer: “Al-Jihad {holy fighting} in Allah’s Cause (with full force of numbers and weaponry) is given the utmost importance in Islam and is one of the pillars (on which it stands). By Jihad Islam is established, Allah’s Word is made superior, (His Word being La ilaha illallah which means none has the right to be worshipped but Allah), and His Religion (Islam) is propagated. By abandoning Jihad (may Allah protect us from that) Islam is destroyed and the Muslims fall into an inferior position; their honour is lost, their lands are stolen, their rule and authority vanish. Jihad is an obligatory duty in Islam on every Muslim, and he who tries to escape from this duty, or does not in his innermost heart wish to fulfill this duty, dies with one of the qualities of a hypocrite.”

    Indeed, what the USA misconstrues as being terrorism is really jihad as opposed to terrorism, as in stark contrast to terrorism, jihad takes place both via violent and non-violent means, and the non-violent variety of jihad is employed exponentially far more prevalently than the violent variety. Yet, because the USA misconstrues jihad as being terrorism, it is stupidly solely focused only on violent jihad or what it incompetently believes is terrorism, and at the same time stupidly oblivious to non-violent jihad, which again is employed exponentially far more prevalently and in actuality represents a far greater threat to our national security. Not only that but the USA considers only Muslims that are not caught in the act of perpetrating terrorism as being terrorists, while it considers all others to be so-called moderate Muslims, which par for the course is another politically correct myth.

  • Graham Burton

    This war is not about oil, it is about the leadership of Libya. War between country men is wrong. Soon the coflict will be over, no country can take on the west. I feel the Russians are using this conflict to gain time while the star wars system is placed by the Americans. Is it worth thousands of lives lost in Lybya, to have a split society, to feel the youth have no hope? Britain is going broke as it continues it's roll in the no fly zone. If I hade my way to talk with the libyan goverment I would try to explain from an old man that life is short, get fair elections, and end up like the U K, A no hope society, down trodden , yes down trodden, living in the 1900's. Where there are nearly a million young men without work. Please see sense , stop this warfare, get sat around a table and talk like men. Life is too short for all this?

  • LindaRivera

    Article: "If NATO acquiesced or assisted in hiring the army of a war criminal and mass murderer like Bashir for use against a similarly indicted criminal"

    Gaddafi has NOT committed huge genocides like Bashir has! Gaddafi has NOT starved millions of innocents and been responsible for the cruel crime of the massive slavery of innocents! There is absolutely no comparison with profoundly evil and completely satanic Bashir!

    The entire Free World has a MORAL responsibility to rescue, protect and save the South Sudanese and Nuba from incredibly evil Bashir!

    NATO and Western nations are using evil monster, G-D hater Bashir, to do their dirty work. Western leaders pretend that evil is good. We are witnessing the death of civilization.

  • LindaRivera

    To DeShawn:

    Regarding your LIES and propaganda. The Bible states Jesus was crucified by Roman soldiers – Gentiles – NOT Jews.

    If Jesus had been born in this time period, from the time his mother carried Jesus in her womb, Jesus and his family would be targeted for MURDER by the Islamics for being Jews living in their BIBLICAL Jewish homeland of Israel.

  • LindaRivera

    The UN is for World Muslim Conquest. UN Soldiers ( and French troops) were used against non-Muslims.

    With very strong U.S. backing, UN and French troops took Islam's side and waged war against Ivory Coast Black African Christians. Proudly winning the jihad and handing over the country to Muslims. 1,000 Christians were hacked to death or burnt alive by Muslims several weeks ago.

    Ivory Coast Black African Christians are being hunted down by Muslims. This is what the U.S. France and the UN have produced. Because of the U.S. France and the UN, there is no one to help the Christians. No one.

  • LindaRivera

    It is well known that a whole number of the rebels are Al-Qaeda. Horrible racism against blacks, atrocities and murders by the rebels has already been documented. Yet NATO and Western nations are fighting on the side of Al-Qaeda.

  • LindaRivera

    To ObamaYoMoma,

    I will never be able to forget the terrible betrayal of the Christian Serbs. And so many other betrayals of innocents. On the basis of a PHONY massacre US/NATO knew never took place, US/NATO took the side of the KLA Muslim terrorist organization and waged ruthless war on Kosovo's Christian Serbs. US and NATO were extremely eager to fight for, and conquer for Islam.

  • jewdog

    When will the West wake up and realize that there is simply no alternative to Western control of the Middle East oil fields? How long are we going to pretend that those savages deserve to have those vital assets?
    The whole War on Terror is nothing but a direct result of the OPEC trillions going to aggressive and uncivilized Muslims.

  • DeShawn

    To all the liars on here: you can call me names and DENY it all you want, but the jews DID kill Jesus. Saying the Romans did it would be like saying that a John Welks Booth's gun killed Abraham Lincoln, not John Welks Booth himself. It's right in the Bible (which I know you jews reject anyway). What do you Shabbas goy Christians on here gotta say about that, huh?

    "Then assembled together the CHIEF PRIESTS, AND THE SCRIBES, and the ELDERS OF THE PEOPLE, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, And consulted that they might TAKE JESUS BY SUBTILTY, AND KILL HIM. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people."
    Matthew 26:3-5

    "And therefore did the JEWS PERSECUTE JESUS, AND SOUGHT TO SLAY HIM, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God."
    John 5:16-18

    "After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the JEWS SOUGHT TO KILL HIM . . . Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? WHY GO YE ABOUT TO KILL ME? The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who GOETH ABOUT TO KILL THEE? . . . Then said some of them of Jerusalem, IS NOT THIS HE, WHOM THEY SEEK TO KILL?"
    John 7:1, 19-20, 25

    "Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore HE THAT DELIVERED ME UNTO THEE HATH THE GREATER SIN. And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar."
    John 19:10-12

  • eckleburg

    I agree with you 100 percent. The bombing of Belgrade by Nato and the U.S. was criminal. Where is the international criminal court prosecuting Clinton and his cronies for the murdering of innocent Serbs? Of course Clinton was in the process of being impeached for his sexual perversions, so he bombed Serbia to take the heat off of him. And Deshawn read the bible ,Jesus knew what was to happen to him. He voluntarily gave his life for the final blood sacrifice for the sins of the world.

    • DeShawn

      That may be but it doesn't change the fact that the jews sold him out.

  • ebonystone

    There's very little chance that anything good will come from any of these"Arab Spring" "revolutions". Most revolutions turn out very badly: the English, French, and Russian ones certainly did. Gaddafi is a nasty tyrant to be sure; but there are worse — far worse — ones waiting in the wings. The Libyan rebels are already murdering black immigrant workers, and now Bashir, whose victim-count is a couple of orders of magnitude greater than Gaddafi's, is making a grab for part of Libya. This is so much like a replay of the Iranian revolution. The Shah was an authoritarian crook, but he was sweetness and light compared to the ayatollahs that overthrew him. Within weeks they were murdering opponents by the thousands, and would soon send hundreds of thousands of Iranian children to die in the was with Iraq.

    • ebonystone

      And Western leaders seem incapable of distinguishing right from wrong. In the '60's they did nothing to stop the Nigerian Moslems from killing a million Christian Ibos; since the '90's they similarly have done almost nothing to keep the Sudanese Moslems from killing a million Christians and pagans. And we lavish tens of billions of dollars in aid upon Pakistan, whose government is systematically murdering or driving out Christians, Hindus, and Sikhs.
      The West has lost its way; we are "in a dark wood, wandering".

  • Sue

    Btw, Jesus is a Jew too and so were all his disciples and followers. It’s not about the race of the people but a war between the good and the bad.

  • Graham Burton

    Now that Nato have at the great expense of so many lives lost, paved the way for a new goverment ,they are all moving in to libya to pick from the ruins. Clinton, Cameron,and foriegn diplomats are all moving in for the spoils. Do the libyan people really believe that NATO was doing all the killing for nothing? Time wil tell who did the right thing?

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