Skip to comments.US Has Panic Attack After Libyan Puppets Lose Control of Oil Ports
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 UNs 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.
Obama, McCain, Hillary, Graham and Rubio thought it was better to have chaos in Libya than a dictator.
Well Mr. Obama, Mr. McCain, Mrs. Clinton, any comments?
putin propaganda, the real fake news.
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.
>putin propaganda, the real fake news.
Which part of the post was fake, Mr. #Nevertumper?
First Putin helps Mr. Trump become President and now this?
Unfortunately, the guys responsible for this “Arab Spring” won’t get the blame for it. Trump will.
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 .
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.
“We came. We saw. He died.”
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
You’re very kind. Libya was destroyed in order to strengthen the Islamists.
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.
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.
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.
It would be helpful if you could refute anything in the article.
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?
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