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US Has Panic Attack After Libyan Puppets Lose Control of Oil Ports
Russia Insider ^ | 20 March 2017

Posted on 03/21/2017 8:37:02 AM PDT by Lorianne

The EU and US urge "strongman" Khalifa Haftar to return oil ports to the "Libyan people". We're glad that Washington has a sense of humor ___

Libya was the richest, most developed, most educated country in North Africa. It was a model of much-needed stability in the region, with a government that was considerably less terrible than NATO's numerous medieval dictator-allies.

Before the "revolution", the Libyan government used oil revenues to subsidize a whole range of social benefits for its citizens.

And now that Libya is a moon crater, the U.S. and its European poodles are whining about "returning oil ports to the Libyan people". Is this a new standup routine that Washington has been practicing?

EU states and the US have urged a Russia-backed Libyan warlord to hand back oil ports, amid warnings that Russia was trying to do in Libya what it did in Syria.

The British, French, Italian, and US ambassadors to Libya said oil facilities “belong to the Libyan people and must remain under the exclusive control” of central authorities.

This statement is of course referring to Khalifa Haftar and his successful attack against "Islamist militias" (fanatics affiliated with al-Qaeda) who seized Sidra and Ras Lanuf earlier this month.

In other words: The U.S. and Europe are now having a panic attack because Islamic extremists no longer control two key oil ports in Libya. What a strange thing to be upset about.

And the notion that Washington cares at all about what "belongs" to the Libyan people is laughable. If you measure the scale of destruction in terms of where Libya was before NATO's "humanitarian intervention", and where it is now, it's simply criminal. Before Obama started dropping "right to protect" bombs, this is what the U.N. said about Libya:

In 2010, Libya ranked 53rd in the UN’s Human Development Index among 163 countries. With life expectancy at birth at 74.5 years, an 88.4% adult literacy rate and a gross enrolment ratio of 94.1%, Libya was classified as a high human development country among the Middle East and North Africa region.

Libyans once enjoyed a higher standard of living than 2/3 of the planet. NATO fixed that little problem — and now Washington is crying crocodile tears about oil facilities that "belong" to the Libyan people. The entire country belongs to the Libyan people. Washington destroyed it, but for some reason it's only concerned about the oil ports. How odd.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: clinton; energy; erdogan; gaddafi; haftar; hillary; hillaryclinton; hydrocarbons; khalifahaftar; kurdistan; libya; maga; obama; opec; putinsbuttboys; receptayyiperdogan; russia; turkey
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1 posted on 03/21/2017 8:37:02 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

Obama, McCain, Hillary, Graham and Rubio thought it was better to have chaos in Libya than a dictator.


2 posted on 03/21/2017 8:39:07 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Lorianne

Well Mr. Obama, Mr. McCain, Mrs. Clinton, any comments?


3 posted on 03/21/2017 8:43:04 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (NeverTrump, a movement that was revealed to be a movement. Thank heaven we flushed!)
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To: Lorianne

putin propaganda, the real fake news.


4 posted on 03/21/2017 8:44:29 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Cogito ergo sum a conservative pro-American.)
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To: Lorianne
🎼 Barack Hussein Obama mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm 🎶
5 posted on 03/21/2017 8:44:46 AM PDT by Spruce
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To: Lorianne

A shameful example of a country deliberately destroyed by feckless US foreign policy. I’m not a USA hater by any stretch of the imagination but the US literally destroyed Libya. And again, this was done because the highly educated, elite, erudite self-appointed intellects within our government thought they knew more about Libya than Khaddafi and could not separate their visceral hatred for Khaddafi from the perfectly certain knowledge that he would know more about Libya than they.


6 posted on 03/21/2017 8:46:46 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Apoplectic is where we want them!)
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To: elhombrelibre

>putin propaganda, the real fake news.

Which part of the post was fake, Mr. #Nevertumper?


7 posted on 03/21/2017 8:46:50 AM PDT by RedWulf (#purge the nevertrumpers)
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To: Lorianne
Hey! What gives?

First Putin helps Mr. Trump become President and now this?

8 posted on 03/21/2017 8:46:55 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

Unfortunately, the guys responsible for this “Arab Spring” won’t get the blame for it. Trump will.


9 posted on 03/21/2017 8:47:15 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Lurkinanloomin
Obama, McCain, Hillary, Graham and Rubio thought it was better to have chaos in Libya than a dictator.

The globalists' Arab Spring has sprung.

Any American government official who had a hand in that ill conceived policy should be in prison for life or waiting their final appointment on death row .

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10 posted on 03/21/2017 8:47:16 AM PDT by Vlad The Inhaler (Best long term prep for conservatives: Have big families & out-breed the muslims.)
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To: Lorianne

Muammar Gaddafi was an evil thug, and I despised him. I also predicted (on FR when we started saber rattling) that his replacement would be far worse. I hate being right.

I just hope we learn our lesson from the foolishness of Obama’s foreign meddling. Bashar Hafez al-Assad is an evil thug, and I despise him. I also predicted (on FR when we started saber rattling) that his replacement would be far worse if he were toppled too. I hope I will not be proven right. Not again.


11 posted on 03/21/2017 8:48:41 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: Lorianne

“We came. We saw. He died.”


12 posted on 03/21/2017 8:50:50 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Charlie, here comes the deuce, and when you speak of me speak well.)
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To: Lorianne

What a joke

The Libyan oilfields belong to the European banks, and to the Chinese

All of whom pay off Libyan authorities enough to let them build up Swiss bank accounts, pay interest on Libya’s IMF loans and let the Europeans and Chinese keep the oil pumping


13 posted on 03/21/2017 8:51:39 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

You’re very kind. Libya was destroyed in order to strengthen the Islamists.


14 posted on 03/21/2017 8:53:14 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Lex rex)
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To: RedWulf

You like putin’s propaganda machine. You’re part of it, right? Like the lefties that used to do it for the Soviets, you do it for putin.


15 posted on 03/21/2017 8:53:36 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Cogito ergo sum a conservative pro-American.)
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To: Vlad The Inhaler

I wonder how it feels to be leaders of oil-producing nations that supported HRC/zero who now have to wonder if their little black-budget agreements with us are now null and void.


16 posted on 03/21/2017 8:53:47 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: elhombrelibre

Whatever you want to say about Putin, Russia at least had the foresight not to intervene in Libya in 2011. That’s was the West’s brilliant idea.


17 posted on 03/21/2017 8:58:17 AM PDT by Trump20162020
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To: elhombrelibre

It would be helpful if you could refute anything in the article.


18 posted on 03/21/2017 8:58:44 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (NeverTrump, a movement that was revealed to be a movement. Thank heaven we flushed!)
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To: elhombrelibre

you’re still obsessed with Putin

Do you have a poster of him that you throw darts at...kinda like what Kim does to US aircraft carriers?


19 posted on 03/21/2017 8:59:24 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
It wasn't hate, skipper.... Getting rid of Qadaffi was just business
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20 posted on 03/21/2017 8:59:32 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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