Post-Gaddafi Libya On The Globalist Road

Dr. K R Bolton

“Most participants argued for privatization and a strong private sector economy.” That is a statement culled from a report of a panel discussion entitled “Post-Qaddafi Libya: The Prospect and The Promise,” organized by Washington’s Center for Strategic and International Studies in 1994.[1] Dr Ali Tarhouni stated at the conference, “with privatization, entrepreneurs will reach out and get involved in regional cooperation by searching for markets.”[2] Is that what the long-planned, well-funded “spontaneous revolts” now toppling regimes like a house of cards is actually about?

Regional economic zones are a prime part of the globalization process. One well-known example is the concept of a “Trilateral” bloc of Asia, Europe, and North America, instigated by David Rockefeller as per the Trilateral Commission.[3] Others include NAFTA, European Union, APEC,[4] and the like.

Protests in Libya
The globalists under the impress of “market forces” could attempt what could not transpire under Qaddafi or Nasser, an Arab bloc. As the neocon ideologist and military strategist Maj. Ralph Peters stated, the global market place and the life’s-meaning it gives in the soulless, mindless narcotic of luxury consumption and entertainment, is addictive. This addiction is the means by which the masses will be led to destroy their traditional heritage in what Peters calls “creative destruction.”[5]

Now the people are rising up under the banner of mammon under the guise of slogans such as “democracy” and “human rights.” The “freedom” they desire is the freedom of the Western consumer.

Other participants at the 1994 conferences included: Executive Secretary Abdul Majid Buik of the National Front for the Salvation of Libya (NFSL); Former Prime Minister Abdoulhamid Al-Backoush; Omar Fathaly, formerly Director of Strategic Studies at Tripoli’s Arab Development Institute; Ezzedin Ghadamsi, a veteran trade union activist and diplomat; Political analyst and writer Ashur Shamis; Islamist scholar Aly R. Abuzaakouk; Shaha Aliriza, senior program officer, Middle East, National Endowment for Democracy; Tarik Al-Magariaf, Harvard-educated economist and son of NFSL leader Mohamed Al-Magaria; Economist Misbah Oreibi; Management consultant Mahmoud Dakhil.[6]

Waiting in the Wings

Each of the “spontaneous velvet revolutions” has had a man-or-women-in-waiting; someone standing in the wings, perhaps for several decades, ready to assume leadership at the right moment. These individuals are often Western educated and were long ago selected and groomed by globalist think tanks. The Czech “velvet revolution” brought forth Václav Havel, a founder of the Charter 77 dissident group funded by the National Endowment for Democracy,[7] and publicized by Radio Free Europe and the Voice of America. As leader of the Civic Forum he assumed the first presidency of the Czech Republic after the “velvet revolution,” in 1989. He played his part in bringing the Czech Republic into NATO and advocated NATO’s expansion into Eastern Europe. Here is what Havel says in tribute to George Soros:

I recall vividly—and it’s something we should commemorate and give thanks for—that among those who tirelessly supported civil society in Central and Eastern European countries was George Soros and his network of foundations and institutes. Without the contributions from him and his network, the fundamental political changes would not have taken root so quickly in the civic consciousness of people throughout Central and Eastern Europe. [8].

Aung San Suu Kyi is championed by the globalists as the savior of Myanmar, having received the necessary Western acknowledgments with a Nobel Prize. The Open Society Institute states of the Burmese Jean d’Arc of globalization, making it fairly plain that the Myanmar dissident movement is Soros funded:

A coalition of Open Society Institute grantees has launched a major campaign calling for a global arms embargo and international pressure on the Burmese junta to release Aung San Suu Kyi before the military-supervised elections planned for 2010.[9]

Without belaboring the point, which is easily verified by sources such as OSI and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), this is the situation that pertained to the “color revolutions” across Central and Eastern Europe and into Central Asia, and South East Asia.

If the same methodology can be readily observed operating presently in the Arab states and Iran, then perhaps these “spontaneous revolutions” have the same antecedents as those in Europe and Asia.

Dr. Ali Tarhouni

In Egypt, Mohamed ElBaradei came forward to fill the role of an Egyptian Havel. ElBaradei, another Nobel Laureate with impeccable Western globalist credentials, having been Director General of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency, is on the Executive Committee of the International Crisis Group along with the omnipresent George Soros, and such luminaries of peace and goodwill as Samuel Berger, former US National Security Adviser; and Wesley Clark, former NATO Commander, Europe.[10]

Dr. Ali Tarhouni has the credentials to be the globalists’ elder statesman for post-Qaddafi Libya. He was educated in economics at Michigan State University, and has been on the faculty of Graduate School of Business at University of Washington.[11] Like others of the “world color revolution” he seems to have been picked out long ago, in this instance since at least the 1990s, and to have distinguished himself at the 1994 “post-Qaddafi” conference for his enthusiasm for not only a privatized economy but for an Arab regional free market.

Tarhouni has served as the Political Coordinator of the National Conference of the Libyan Opposition (NCL) in Seattle, Washington. The NCLO is a coalition of seven groups founded in London in 2005,[12] and centers on the National Front for the Salvation of Libya whose Executive Secretary Abdul Majid Buik was present at the 1994 conference with Tarhouni.

Funding for Opposition Groups

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)[13] grantees for 2009, the latest to be published, were: Akhbar Libya Cultural Limited to maintain its Arabic and English news websites; Libya Human and Political Development Forum, which organizes political dissent; and Transparency Libya Limited.[14] The same three organizations received NED funding in 2008,[15] and 2007;[16] and in 2006, in addition to Akhbar Libya Cultural Limited and Transparency Libya, $84,119 went to the American Center for International Labor Solidarity, the AFL-CIO affiliated body, for the purpose of laying the foundations for labor opposition in Libya.[17] The Solidarity Center, as it is also called, has been a major player in establishing globalist orientated trades unions in states marked for “regime change,” and ensures that embryonic labor movements will be committed to free market economics and privatization rather than to resisting economic globalization.[18] In 2005, the NED grantees were the Libya Human and Political Development Forum, and the American Libyan Freedom Alliance (ALFA), $42,000 being,

To engage Libyan citizenry and exile community in debates on reform. ALFA will hold a national constitutional conference in London to bring together Libyan proponents of democratic reform to identify steps towards advancing reform of Libya’s political system. ALFA will also develop its Arabic-language website and broadcast the conference discussions on the Internet. [19]

The American Libyan Freedom Alliance was one of the sponsors of The American Middle East Convention for Freedom and Democracy held in Washington in 2004. The purpose of this was to show the solidarity of Arabs and Muslims in the USA for the “American war on terrorism.” [20] Hence, ALFA has a commitment to American foreign policy, including the American military invasion of the Muslim world

Libyan Youth Movement

The disaffected youth opposing Qaddafi are centered on the Libyan Youth Movement (LYM), which has been active in the riots in Triploi. LYM, like its counterparts in Serbia, Georgia and Tunisia, etc., was formed out of newtech networking especially via Twitter[21] and Facebook,[22] which has been a “feature of the color revolutions.”

A recent article published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty states that strategic direction is provided by the Center for Applied NonViolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS), which grew out of Optor, the vanguard of the opposition that overthrew Milosevic, to which should be added: for the sake of the globalist plundering of Kosovan minerals. While certain of Optor’s useful idiots were shocked to subsequently learn that their movement was funded by the USA, despite denials, CANVAS, although supposedly giving Washington “a wide berth” (sic), still gets funding from the International Republican Institute and from Freedom House.[23] CANVAS and its predecessor, Optor, is based on the strategies of Gene Sharp, ideological guru of the “color revolutions” and founder of The Albert Einstein Institute, whose 1973 blueprint for revolution, The Politics of Nonviolent Action was funded by the Pentagon, and whose 1993 revolutionary manual From Dictatorship to Democracy has been avidly funded and promoted in multiple translations by George Soros’ Open Society Institute.[24] CANVAS is taking a central role in the present Middle East turmoil, having trained “the activists who spearheaded Georgia’s Rose Revolution in 2003 and Ukraine’s Orange Revolution in 2004″.[25]

The Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty article continues: “And now, Popovic [head of Optor] is deploying his new organization, called Canvas, even farther afield — assisting the pro-democracy activists who recently brought down despotic regimes in Egypt and Tunisia.”

Srddja Popovic cogently describes the type of alienated, disaffected youth that are the vanguard of the world “velvet revolution.” These youth, cynics might regard as “rootless cosmopolitans” (to use a term coined by Joe Stalin), or as the type that neocon strategist Maj. Ralph Peters described in his Parameters article years ago as being addicted to American-style consumerism, MTV and Hollywood, which would inexorably destroy the regimes that are roadblocks to globalization.[26] To return to Popovic, what he stated of these alienated youth was that:

I think that those young, secular people that we see these days in the demonstrations all around the Middle East are one new face of that region. I want to believe that they are strong enough and smart enough to beat any extremism, including the Islamic one.[27]

…”Secular youth” as the “new face of the region,” fighting for the democratic right to partake fully of the Brave New World of global consumerism and the world shopping mall. The columnists for Radio Free European/Liberty state as much:

The work of groups like Canvas, combined with the proliferation of social-networking websites like Facebook and Twitter, and the coming of age of a wired — and increasingly disaffected — young generation have combined to create a perfect storm threatening authoritarian regimes from Europe to North Africa, to the Middle East.[28]

There is no hidden agenda here. The term “Open Conspiracy,” coined by H G Wells as the title of a 1928 book, seems apt. The globalists are confident that what was a few decades ago loudly denounced as “Americanization,” with all the puerility the word implies, and with strident calls throughout the world of “Yankee go home,” has now been almost universally accepted by the “rebellious youth” (sic) under the names of “democracy” and “human rights” as something noble.

The Egyptian revolt, which directly inspired the present Libyan upheaval, according to what the Libyan Youth Movement states on Facebook and Twitter, received training from CANVAS starting several years ago:

In the late summer of 2009 the group collaborated with other NGOs to bring approximately 20 Egyptian activists — including some of those who later founded the April 6 movement that spearheaded the recent antigovernment protests — to Belgrade for a week of training on tactics they could use to promote change in Egypt. Petar Milicevic, the founder of Alternative to Europe NGO, helped with the training. He says he talked to the Egyptians about organizing campaigns, the importance of galvanizing youth support, and how to use social media to reach both of these goals.[29]

North African Economic Zone

European Union functionaries have already mooted globalist plans for North Africa. Refer back to the vision of Dr. Tarhouni expressed at the Washington summit of Libyan oppositionists in 1994 when, with all agreeing that “privatization” was the way of the future, Tarhouni held out the prospect of “regional cooperation by searching for markets.” Now the EU is formulating a “unified policy” for Tunisia and Egypt while it awaits developments in Libya. “EU foreign ministers issued a fresh pledge that the EU was ‘ready for a new partnership in its relations’ with North African states,” with EU foreign-policy chief Catherine Ashton departing for a trip to Egypt on February 21, calling North Africa “our neighborhood.”

British Foreign Secretary Hague has stated that North Africa can expect much technical and financial assistance from the EU so long as it embarks on a policy of privatization (emphasis added):

British Foreign Secretary William Hague followed up today, expressing optimism that the EU could have a positive impact on developments in countries like Tunisia and Egypt, where popular uprisings have overthrown despotic governments.

“If we can succeed in bringing both more democracy and more stability to North Africa and to the wider Middle East, then that will be the greatest achievement of the European Union since the enlargement of the EU,” Hague said.

“I have called for ambitious plans for future assistance, economic and technical assistance for countries like Egypt and Tunisia. But it is also based on clear conditions that we will assist provided that the necessary changes for economic assistance to work are being made.”[30]

Hague, whose globalist credentials include affiliation with the Bilderberg Group,[31] was the most outspoken of the EU Ministers in regard to opposing the Qaddafi regime. He promises Western trinkets in return for Arab serfdom. So come on young idealists of Libya, overthrow Qadaffi, a statesman whose “Third Universal Theory,”[32] like the Nasserism that inspired it, provides Arab youth with a real idealism, so that your once sovereign nation might assume its rightful place amongst the North African bloc at the behest of plutocracy. The world of MTV, Coca Cola and Hollywood awaits.


[1] G Noakes, “Libyans Debate Post-Qadaffi Era,” Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, January 1994,

[2] G Noakes, ibid.

[3] Trilateral Commission,

[4] The idea of an Asia-Pacific economic bloc that includes the USA has been formally promoted by the Rockefeller family since J D Rockefeller III founded the Asia Society in 1956; Asia Society, “History,”

[5] R Peters, “Constant Conflict, “Parameters, Summer 1997, pp. 4-14,

[6] G Noakes, op. cit.

[7] V Weber, NED Chairman, “Vin Weber’s Presentation of NED’s Democracy Service Medal to Václav Havel,”

[8] V Havel, “Fall of the Berlin Wall: Freedom Rises and Spreads After the Fall,” Open Society News, November 5, 2009,

[9] “Burma Project Grantees Rally Global Support Around Aung San Suu Kyi,” OSI “Burma Project Southeast Asia Initiative,” June 10, 2009,

[10] “Crisis Group Board of Trustees,”

[11] Tibra Foundation,

[12] NCLO, “The National Accord,”

[13] K R Bolton, “The Globalist Web of Subversion, Foreign Policy Journal, February 7, 2011,

[14] NED, “Libya,”

[15] NED, ibid.,

[16] NED, ibid.,–9

[17] NED, ibid.,–9

[18] K R Bolton, “Is Egypt’s Labor Movement Being Co-opted by Globalists?,” Global Research, February 21, 2011,

[19] NED, “Libya,” op. cit.,

[20] “The American Middle East Convention for Freedom and Democracy, “October 1, 2004,

[21] Twitter, LYM,

[22] Facebook, LYM,

[23] K R Bolton, “Iran: the Next domino?,” Foreign Policy Journal, February. 22, 2011,

[24] K R Bolton, “Iran:’ the Next Domino?,” ibid.

[25] “Exporting Nonviolent Revolution, From Eastern Europe To The Middle East,” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, February 21, 2011,

[26] R Peters, op. cit.

[27] “Exporting the Non-violent Revolution,” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, op. cit.

[28] “Exporting the Non-violent Revolution, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, ibid.

[29] “Exporting the Non-violent Revolution,” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, ibid.

[30] Rikard Jozwiak, “EU Seeks ‘New Partnership’ With North Africa As It Condemns Libya Crackdown,” Radio Free Europe/Liberty, February 22, 2011,

[31] Richard Creasy and Pete Sawyer, “The world’s most powerful secret society,” Punch Magazine, May 1998, republished: NewsConfidential, May 23, 1998,

[32] Muammar al-Qaddafi, The Greek Book of the Third Universal Theory (1975), complete text:

K R Bolton is a Fellow of the Academy of Social and Political Research, and an assistant editor of the peer reviewed journal Ab Aeterno. Recent publications include ‘Trotskyism and the Anti-Family Agenda,’ CKR website, Sociology Dept., Moscow State University (October 2009); ‘Rivalry over water resources as a potential cause of conflict in Asia,’ Journal of Social Political and Economic Studies, and Russia and China: an approaching conflict?, Vol. 35, No. 1, Spring 2010; Vol. 34, no. 2, Summer 2009.