Grab at Libyan oil


This video is called Wikileaks: Fallout, Qaddafi and US Oil Co.’s.

The “Friends of Libya” conference hosted by French President Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Cameron signaled the beginning of the imperialist carve-up of the oil-rich North African country: here.

With “Friends” like that, Libya does not need enemies.

Pepe Escobar on alleged French oil deal in Libya: here.

Libya‘s new regime held talks with World Bank and International Monetary Fund officials in Paris today on how to spend the billions of dollars in unfrozen government assets that they have received following the overthrow of Muammar Gadaffi: here.

From the Bahraini pro-regime Gulf Daily News:

Bahrain last night pledged to help rebuild Libya and described the dramatic developments there as historic.

His Majesty King Hamad paid tribute to the Libyan people as he discussed with world leaders ways of mobilising the massive reconstruction efforts at a prestigious conference at the Élysée Palace, Paris.

It would be truly historic if His Majesty, the King of Bahrain, would stop hypocritically praising democracy for Libya, while pro-democracy people are tortured or shot dead in His Majesty’s own country.

In a rush to grab Libya’s black gold: here.

CIA, MI6 helped Gaddafi persecute dissidents: Human Rights Watch: here.

Files Note Close CIA Ties to Qaddafi Spy Unit: here.

British spooks regularly asked the Libyan government for updates on the interrogation of terror suspects in the country’s prisons, according to documents revealed today: here.

The British and American intelligence agencies maintained the closest relations with the Gaddafi regime and collaborated in the interrogation and torture of Islamist suspects “rendered” to Libya: here.

Soldiers of Libya‘s National Transitional Council (NTC) were approaching the loyalist town of Bani Walid today, while other key strongholds of forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gadaffi including Sirte, Jufra and Sabha were already under siege: here.

Is Libya becoming Iraq Mark II? Here.

More than 3,000 Darfuri refugees in Salom on the border between Egypt and Libya are facing terrible health, nutritional and security conditions: here.

Britain: A report issued yesterday outlining proposals to establish in Manchester an army-run ‘free school’, has given yet another sinister twist to the campaign by Tory education secretary, Michael Gove, to smash up the state education system and demonise both pupils and the teaching profession: here.

8 thoughts on “Grab at Libyan oil

  1. The BBC, a mouthpiece for British power, has been flooding us with scenes from Tripoli, trying to make comparisons with the events in Egypt. But apart from the apparent toppling of its leader, there are few similarities. Cairo’s Tahrir Square was an image of heroic people power. Libya is mostly a result of Nato air power.

    The Egyptian people overthrew their leader with no outside help. Libya was an excuse for Nato to gatecrash the Arab Spring, to try to influence how their neighbours in Egypt and Tunisia turn out.

    Nato illegally went beyond its mandate, picked sides and decided on regime change. It has now armed the whole country, and the anti‑Gaddafi fighters are very divided.

    The Transitional National Council (TNC) is just a fraction of the opposition, but now look to be getting most or all of the leadership.

    Far from the West now stepping back, it has clambered to support the TNC, and to ensure oil contracts are won. Permanent Western military bases will now appear.

    So the so-called humanitarian intervention did have strings attached.

    Colin Crilly, South London

    http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=25838

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  2. Bahraini King Pledges Support for Libya’s National Transitional Council
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    By Kingdom of Bahrain

    Published: Sunday, Sep. 4, 2011 – 3:08 pm

    MANAMA, Bahrain, Sept. 4, 2011 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa met on Friday with the head of Libya’s National Transitional Council Mustafa Abduljalil and expressed support for a free and stable Libya.

    During the meeting in Paris, His Majesty King Hamad pledged to strengthen relations between the countries and hoped the recently held “Friends of Libya” conference would garner the international support needed to reconstruct Libya.

    In turn, Mr. Abduljalil thanked Bahrain and its people for their support during the country’s ongoing effort to achieve the Libyan people’s interests.

    SOURCE: Kingdom of Bahrain

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