…the system of elected parliaments is based on propaganda to win votes. It is a demagogic system in the real sense of the word. Votes can be bought and falsified. Poor people are unable to compete in the election campaigns, and the result is that only the rich get elected. – The Green Book by Col. Muammar Qadhafi
At a news conference in Tripoli on 7 March, former Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa accused the Western powers of trying to split his country by supporting separatist rebel forces: “It’s clear they are getting in touch with the defected people of eastern Libya. It’s clear there is a conspiracy to divide Libya. The English are yearning for the colonial era of the past as the first nations who started getting in touch with the secessionists were the English, as well as the French and the Americans.”
This statement shows just how aware part of the Libyan leadership is of the bigger agenda that the Global Power Elite have regarding their country and the region as a whole. People like Mr Koussa know only too well that what drives the sudden civil strife in his country that served as an excuse for an all-out attack by France, the UK and the US against Libya, is not any concern over “human rights,” or “democracy,” or “protecting the civilian population.” Rather, what is really on the globalist agenda is their need to subdue, weaken and control Libya, mainly because under Col. Muammar Qadhafi’s leadership the Libyans never bowed to the Global Power Elite.
Libya may have shown pragmatic willingness to negotiate suspension of its weapons technology in 2004, agreed to sell its massive “sweet crude” oil wealth to the West, and defined a political solution to the Lockerbie incident, yet under Qadhafi they never succumbed to Western arm-twisting, as the leaders of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar have. Other non-aligned countries in the region such as Iran and Syria hold similar views.
A Libya (or several splinter-Libyas) under friendly caretaker regimes1 as they achieved in so many countries throughout the world, would be a heaven-sent for American and British oil companies, for US-UK interests in the region, and for Israel…
Double Standards: UN Resolution No. 1973
Libya is not yours. Libya is for all Libyans. The resolutions of the Security Council are invalid because the Security Council is not authorized according to the U.N. Charter to intervene in internal affairs of any country… You have no right ever to intervene in our internal affairs. Who gave you the right to intervene in our internal affairs? You will regret it if you take the step toward intervening in our internal affairs, the affairs of our country. It is indeed our country; it is not your country.
– From a letter sent by the Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi to the French president, British prime minister and UN Secretary General.
(The full text of these letters in Arabic and English is available here.)
In country after country, the Globalist agenda seemed to be faring well, except in Libya where their interventionist plans were not on schedule. Forces loyal to Col. Qadhafi were putting secessionists forces centred on Benghazi up against a wall. So, “emergency action” had to be taken. All of a sudden the mainstream media began noisily echoing French, British and US hysteria regarding the need to immediately “protect” East Libya’s “civilian population” against Qadhafi’s attacks. A “concern” most surprising, when you consider that the UK, France and the US had no qualms when Hosni Mubarak was killing Egyptians earlier this year, or when authoritarian Saudis invaded (or were sent in by the US?) Bahrain a few weeks ago2 whilst Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh gave his police shoot-to-kill orders against anti-government demonstrators.
Clearly, the “good guy/bad guy” rationale depends on whether the ongoing “guy” is willing to subordinate to the Global Power Elite or not. This brings to mind an anecdote from the nineteen-forties when one of US president Franklin D Roosevelt’s aides pointed out to him his moral concerns over US support of Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza whom he considered to be an “SOB”; to which Roosevelt candidly replied by saying, “Yes, you’re right; he is an SOB; but he’s our SOB!”
Over seventy years later, the US has systematically backed – and still backs – a veritable army of SOB caretaker presidents, prime ministers, sheiks and military strongmen. Trouble only starts for ruling SOB’s if and when they cease honouring explicit or implicit political agreements with the US-UK-Israel, as happened to Panama’s Manuel Noriega in 1989, and to Saddam Hussein first in 1991 and then in 2003.
The fact is Qadhafi never cozied up to the US, the UK and Israel, however global oil cartel interests in Libya won him a lease of life. The time has come, however, when the Global Power Elite objectives now go far beyond oil: they need to redraw the geopolitical map of the Middle East and North Africa, which entails eroding all Nation-States in the region in preparation for the coming World Government. And Qadhafi’s Libya is clearly not ready to go along with that.
Ergo, Resolution No. 1973, giving the Global Power Elite’s hand-picked “leaders” in France, the UK, the US and puppets in Italy, Spain and elsewhere their much needed “cloak of legality” to unilaterally attack Libya with their military forces. As expected, Resolution No. 1973 was quickly passed on 17 March, ordering a “no fly zone” over Libya and authorising “air strikes.” The mainstream media obediently lent PsyWar coverage to Western incursions to the limit of irrationality, as their war-mongering is centred on a “Qadhafi must go” cry, and yet Qadhafi does not even hold any formal government post in the Libyan State. He does not need to; his prestige amongst his followers is sufficient, and that is what is making it especially difficult for the West to oust him…
The UN vote was not unanimous, however: of the five permanent Security Council members, France, the UK and the US voted against Libya, whilst Russia and China abstained. The two other BRIC countries – Brazil and India – also abstained, as did Germany.
It is indicative of the perils all countries run today when we see Russia and China reluctant to veto such UK-France-US manoeuvring over the UN. Either one could have blocked unilateral military action, just as the US systematically blocks dozens of UN Resolutions condemning Israeli attacks against Palestine and its outrageous behaviour in the Middle East.3 China, most likely, abstained in order not to irritate their pro-US-UK Saudi Arabian trade partners who now sell more oil to China than any other country. Russia, in turn, has complex ethnic issues of its own.
Here, in a nutshell, we have a brief snapshot of how Global Power works, the speed with which they were able to align the support of “the international community” to their goals and interests, naturally having the entire global mainstream media superstructure willing to oblige “justifying” their attack on Libya and silencing all other damning questions and evidence.
Our Kind of “Democracy…”
The extensive carve up and revamping of all of North Africa and the Islamic Middle East is very much in the forefront of the Global Power Elite’s plans, of which the attacks on Qadhafi’s Libya are but a chapter. In their march towards “democratisation” of the region, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made it abundantly clear what this means when, prior to her visit to Tunisia and Egypt at the end of March, she declared that the US has “an enormous stake in ensuring that Egypt and Tunisia provide models for the kind of democracy that we want to see.” Elsewhere, she added that the US wishes “to be a partner in the important work that lies ahead as (the region) embarks on a transition to a genuine democracy.”4 (Emphasis mine)
And what is that “genuine” democracy the US, the UK, France, Spain, Italy “want to see”? Simple: a mechanical vote-counting system fully dependent on the Money Power that feeds and controls political parties, politicians, journalists, anchor newsmen, universities, NGO’s and other public and private players. The practical effects of the brand of “democracy” that Hillary and her friends “want to see” are the “erosion piece by piece of Sovereign Nation-States” as planned by the Council on Foreign Relations. Increasingly, the remnants of “democratic states” are given the role of lending lip service to the Global Private Power System by spraying a thin, shiny layer of “legality” on it. Again in Hillary’s own words, she stressed “the difficulties of nurturing the institutions that support democracy, including robust political parties, a free media and the rule of law.”5
Déjà vu: Their Fingerprints are all Over the Place
Writing from Argentina, I would point out some poignant parallels in this story with my country, on the diplomatic, military and PsyWar stages.
On the diplomatic and military side, three decades ago – during the heyday of Thatcher and Reagan – Argentina’s US-backed ruling Military Junta led by General Leopoldo Galtieri suddenly somersaulted and wrenched the Falkland-Malvinas Islands in the South Atlantic from British hands. That was on 2 April 1982 and, again the US and Britain manoeuvred with unheard of speed, rallying the support of “the international community.” Within 72 hours, UN Resolution No. 502 had been passed allowing the UK and US to “legally” take the islands back by force. Argentina’s sole option: unconditional surrender.
After a British nuclear submarine sank the Argentine destroyer “General Belgrano” outside the UK war exclusion zone, Argentina’s air force quickly reacted and sank or damaged over two dozen British ships, shot down scores of RAF jets, and heavily damaged both Britain’s aircraft carriers forcing them to withdraw from the war theatre, notably using French-made “Exocet”6 air-to-sea missiles, some of which were generously provided on very short notice by Col. Qadhafi’s Libya Arab Jamahiriya. For the UK, overwhelming defeat of Argentina was the sole option, and here lie the roots of our country’s present-day weakness and decadence.
On the PsyWar and political stages, the Global Power Elite threat to split Libya up into two or three new “democratic” countries would tie in with their agenda bent on eroding national sovereignty everywhere. We can also see their “fingerprint” if we compare Libya today with Argentina nine years ago, when at the height of our country’s almost total financial, banking and monetary collapse triggered by the Wall Street banksters which forced Argentina to default on its massive Foreign Debt, the New York Times published a high-profile article whose title said it all: “Some in Argentina see Secession as the Answer to Economic Peril.”7 In it they recommended that the immensely large and rich Patagonia Region in the south of the country, should secede from the rest of Argentina and then be traded with the Global Power Elite’s banking cartels to cancel the country’s foreign debt.
Clearly, territorial break-up is very much on the globalist agenda, whether in Argentina or Libya.8
A split up Libya would facilitate control of its massive oil wealth and strategic North African and Mediterranean geopolitical position. The logic is always the same: on the “hard road to world order” it is always easier to control a myriad of smaller, weaker and bickering countries than it is a few large, more powerful and coherent political entities.
How Do They Do It?
If asked to identify the Global Power Elite’s most powerful weapon, one might be tempted to respond saying it is their military fire power, or their money power, or their political prowess. But on a grander scale, their overriding main advantage – their “secret weapon” so to speak – is of a much more subtle nature: it is their uncanny talent and ability for very Long-Term Planning; and by “long-term” I mean not just decades but centuries. This entails a powerful capability of ensuring that their global plans are promoted generation after generation, and this requires, amongst other things, a very powerful, consistent and loyalty-based succession and communication system.
Long-Term Planning is probably their “best kept secret” not because they hide it from the public (which they don’t), but because the better part of mankind just cannot see it, for the simple reason that mass education in all countries in the world has increasingly shifted towards and focused on short-term thinking, modelling and planning. Whether in elementary school, high school or college, our basic training is centred on “learning to do things in our lives”: i.e., learning a trade or profession, in order to “earn a living and get ahead in life.” “Life,” in today’s world, is being constrained to having a work career, marriage & child-rearing, “fun & entertainment,” and then as the decades go by, retirement and, finally, “game over”…
Short term thinking people are much easier to control, because they are intrinsically egotists in that, as I say, they have been reared just to “do things with their lives” (in a manner that is useful to the ongoing social system). Except under truly exception conditions where their personal lives and livelihood are threatened, people for the most part are reluctant to become involved in the greater picture of Man’s predicament on Earth. Mankind’s evolution (some might say involution) into what it has become today is the product of a very extensive chain of highly complex long-term processes, which 99% of the population cannot see simply because the subtleties of Long-Term thought and planning elude them. They have just plain not been educated for that.
The Global Power Elite – Deciders, Planners and Do-ers – however, are all “Long-Termers.” This is a key result of their inheriting vast power and wealth from their family, social and financial/industrial environments and networks, which quickly make a point of selecting their “best and brightest” and ensuring that they get a “proper education,” which basically means that Elites are trained in Long-Term thought, vision, and scenario modelling.
All nations today should understand that the only guarantee for national sovereignty lies not so much in maintaining powerful armed forces – which for countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Latin America and elsewhere is clearly impossible when confronting the US, UK, and EU firepower – but rather in understanding the Global Power Elite’s key strengths and weaknesses. Then counter-PsyWar and PsyOps can be designed to mitigate and neutralise their hold over people’s minds everywhere. This requires understanding why they want us all to think and act in certain ways, and why they do not want us to think and act in certain other ways…
And one of those “other ways” they despise is when countries are truly Non-Aligned. When they retain the power to think and act independently, even if within cultural frameworks that may appear different from our own and even difficult for many of us to understand.
Clearly, Non-Alignment – whether in Nasser’s Egypt, Peron’s Argentina, Chavez’s Venezuela, Tito’s Yugoslavia, Assad’s Syria, the Ayatollah’s Iran, or Qadhafi’s Libya – is very much hated by the globalists, for the simple reason that beyond all local differences, Non-Alignment to the Global Power Elite inevitably leads to people valuing their own national sovereignty and independence above all other considerations, which in turn leads to the strengthening of Sovereign Nation-States.
And, the Sovereign Nation-State is the Global Power Elite’s Public Enemy Number One.
1. See my previous article “Global Elites Behind Chaos in Arab World” published in this issue of New Dawn magazine.
2. George Friedman, publisher of Stratfor Global Intelligence expressed these double standards most eloquently when he stated: “We’re not going to mess with Bahrain because we’re not going to get into a fight with the Saudis who support the current structure, and because it is where the United States keeps its (Indian Ocean) fleet.” See “US, UN won’t step in Bahrain mess say experts”, The Boston Herald, 21 March.
3. From 1982 to 2006, the US vetoed 32 UN Security Council Resolutions condemning Israeli policies and behaviour and systematically blocked Arab efforts to put the subject of Israel’s nuclear weapons arsenal on the International Atomic Energy Agency’s agenda, the State of Israel being the sole country in the Middle East that has atomic Weapons of Mass Destruction and a proven track record of its willingness to use them.
4. “Clinton to stress democracy in Egypt, Tunisia trip” by Andrew Quinn, The New York Times, 10 March.
5. “Clinton to tell Egyptians democracy takes time” by Arshad Mohammed, The New York Times, 14 March.
6. So concerned were the British over their losses at the height of the Falklands-Malvinas War in 1982, that then French President Francoise Mitterand confessed to his psychoanalyst that “The Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher had threatened to drop a nuclear bomb over Argentina’s second largest city of Córdoba if Mitterand did not hand over to her the secret air defense codes of the French “Exocet” missiles in the hands of the Argentine military. See Rendez-vous: The Psychoanalysis of Francois Mitterrand by Ali Magoudi, the French president’s psychoanalyst from 1982 to 1993.
7. Article by Larry Rohter, The New York Times, 27 August 2002.
8. The Coming World Government: Tragedy & Hope?, chapter 7 – “Territory in Jeopardy: The Patagonia”, by Adrian Salbuchi, available at http://www.asalbuchi.com.ar.
Adrian Salbuchi is a political analyst, author, speaker and radio talk-show host in Argentina. He has published several books on Geopolitics and Economics in Spanish, and recently published his first eBook in English: The Coming World Government: Tragedy & Hope? which can be ordered through his web site http://www.asalbuchi.com.ar, or details can be requested by E-mail to email@example.com. Salbuchi is 58 years of age, married, with four adult children, and works as strategic consultant for domestic and international companies. He is also founder of the Second Republic Project in Argentina, which is expanding internationally (visit: www.secondrepublicproject.com).
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