First Libyan Oil Shipments Reach The US
The rebel government in control of the eastern part of Libya has made its first sale of oil from territory it controls, the State Department confirmed Wednesday.
Tesoro, a U.S. oil refiner, entered into a deal May 25 with the Transitional National Council based in Benghazi, Libya for 1.2 million barrels of Libyan crude oil, the State Department said in a written statement. The shipment was scheduled to arrive aboard the MT Equator, a Liberian-flagged tanker, at the Single Point Mooring in Hawaii on Wednesday. The dollar value of the deal is not known.
U.S. support for additional oil sales with the TNC will continue as a means to support additional revenue streams for the Libyan people, the statement said.
The sale was made possible following an April announcement by the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the Treasury Department that established a new licensing policy with Libya. That action was taken to ease barriers to certain oil related transactions with the TNC, in place because of wider U.S. sanctions on Libya.
The announcement came the same day Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in the United Arab Emirates for a meeting with the Libya Contact Group, a coalition of various countries and international organizations that seek to build support for the TNC while preparing for Libya’s future after the presumed end of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime. This is the third meeting of the group.
France, Italy and Qatar are among the small number of countries who have officially recognized the TNC as the legitimate government of Libya. While the United States has yet to take that step, President Barack Obama “has invited them to open an office in Washington,” a senior administration official told reporters traveling with Clinton.
“We are still considering it but there’s no final decision as of right now,” the official said of U.S. efforts to offer formal recognition to the TNC.
Jeffrey Feltman, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, traveled to Benghazi last month for two days.
CIA Have Al Qaeda Ship Free Oil To The US
Dr. Abdul Ruff
America has got a part of what it wanted from “uprisings” in Mideast and “noflyzone” fascism over sovereign Libya: high standard Libyan oil, and the terrorist rebels have helped the NATO rogues to transport Libyan energy resources into USA- the nation of their real bosses. Will any American or Britisher do such sacrifices against their country for Libya or any other Arab nations? The CIA-pre-paid Libyan rebel terrorists are traitors for Libya but for the NATO terror syndicate nations, they are the true patriots!
Obama and, CIA, Interpol, Pentagon – all in one – have launched an illegal war on Libya for its oil resources. Libyans and their leadership are pursuing increasingly nationalistic policies in the energy sector that could jeopardize efficient exploitation of Libya’s extensive oil and gas reserves by private/outside agencies. This strategy upset the western colonial masters who offer their “services” to exploit the resources and loot them.
The US-led NATO fascism in sovereign Libya under the fictitious claim of “protecting civilians” against all basic ethics and civilized norms of international behaviors is meant only to control or plunder the Mideast state’s oil reserves. On June 8, 2011, the first shipment of Libyan oil arrived to the US. Libyan people must now keep paying a bloody price for the West’s unquenchable oil thirst.
Libya, which has the largest oil reserves in Africa and the ninth largest in the world with 41.5 billion barrels as of 2007, has been a big prize for western oil giants. The US government and oil industry surveys state that Libya has 63 years of reserves at current production rates if no new reserves were to be found. However, Libya is considered to have many unexplored reserves.
The “uprising” masterminded by the CIA in advance against Qaddafi was guided to the opening of a civil war in mid-February gave the West/UNSC/NATO rogues a perfect pretext to overthrow the Libyan regime and place in power a government that would serve as a client regime. Under a fictitious UNSC “noflyzone” and “save civilian lives” permit, NATO jets have been dropping devastating bunker-busting bombs in Libya on Qaddafi’s strongholds in an attempt to assassinate him. Scores of civilians as well as revolutionaries have so-far been killed in NATO’s aerial offensives.
The unilateral power United States has been constantly worried about who should control Libya’s vast oil reserves. In 2004, former US corporate President G. W. Bush Jr. lifted economic sanctions against Libya, opening the doors of Libya’s vast oil reserves on western-owned oil corporations. Libya under embattled leader Muammar Qaddafi is today resisting a new colonialism as well as local rebel terrorists controlled by NATO syndicate forces. The imperialist corporate-owned media fooled the world by insisting about NATO’s “humanitarian motives” in order to disguise their crass and cynical plans in Libya and elsewhere.
In shabbily playing into the dirty hands of imperialist USA, the core Arab world,led by capitalist Saudi Arabia, plays oil politics against the genuine interests of a few fellow Arab nations like Libya and Syria as well as Iran. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain Qatar, Dubai and others, even while fighting the “insurgents” in their own countries with US approval, openly support NATO fascism in Libya. Fascism and insanity have come together. Libyan rebel terrorists aiding the NATO to destabilize Libya and loot its vast resources, have also now readily supported the Israeli terrorism in Palestine. So, the there has been coordination and code mixing among all anti-Islamic and anti-humanity forces in the world now.
Libya is being attacked by foreign and domestic enemies while oil is now flowing into USA without much hassle. Since Libyans are destroying their own country and helping the foreign invaders led by Obama forces loot the energy resources and oil supply from Libya to USA and its allies is going on as CIA had planned with “uprising” in Libya, Obama can now claim victory for the democracy export efforts of his country to Muslim nations in South Asia, Mideast and even Africa.
Western terrocracies operating with a democracy facade are bent upon looting Libyan resources by gainfully employing the drunkard rebel terrorists and betrayers of Libya . There are now 12 states that “recognize” the illegal terrorist outfit TNC, including the US, France, the UK, Australia, Italy, Spain, Gambia, Jordan, Malta, Qatar, Senegal and the United Arab Emirates. Germany has also been recently coerced into submission by USA. America, while playing a leading role in the war on Libya, has stopped short of extending diplomatic recognition to the TNC, though it described recently as “a legitimate and credible interlocutor of the Libyan people”. This double-speak is characteristic of US policy.
Neither civilians nor humanity is the concern of NATO rouges; they aim at oil and target Muslims. NATO refused to rule out bombing the World Heritage site of Leptis Magna, a Roman city located between Tripoli and Misrata that the TNC has alleged is being used by the government to store military equipment.
In mid-May 2011, just six weeks after the NATO bombing of Libya began, rebel terrorist leaders of the Western-backed Transitional National Council, the self-proclaimed legitimate government of Libya, were “invited” to Washington for “talks.” Almost the same time Obama also invited Zionist leader Netanyahu for bogus “talks”.
The first installment of democracy output in oil from Libya into America can enthuse all Neocon nuts as their strategy has worked well and the UNSC has been used as a tool to pursue US oil interests. The so-called Arab revolutions, skillfully instigated by CIA-Interpol networks may have failed , but America pursues it energy goals in Mideast in a systematic and sustained manner by employing some hypocritical Muslim leaders in the region. And, with support ensured by these crazy terrorist Muslims, the Pentagon-CIA through the NATO terror syndicate has been able to loot Libyan Arab resources as well.
Meanwhile. Moscow is pushing for a mediator strategy to ask Col. Qaddafi to hold polls now and effect a change power. But elections can only held in a peaceful manner without military occupation. All foreign forces must quit Libya forthwith and take full responsibility for all crimes and destructions in this Arab nation. NATO terror syndicate led by the civilized USA-UK terror twins, invading Muslims nations on fictitious pretexts and consume corpses of Muslims they slaughter in occupied nations, cannot prescribe democracy norms to Muslim nations. Nor can the Obama gangs continue to pretend to be global democracy providers and implement regime change experiments in Muslims nations under different gimmicks like terrorism and uprising WMD searches, etc.
د. عبد راف
Dr. Abdul Ruff, Specialist on State Terrorism; Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International Affairs(CIA); Analyst; Chronicler of Foreign occupations & Freedom movements (Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc); Former university Teacher; Terrorism is caused by anti-Islamic forces. Fake democracies like USA and India have zero tolerance to any criticism of their anti-Muslim and other aggressive practices. Anti-Muslimism and anti-Islamism are more dangerous than “terrorism”. Anti-Islamic forces & terrorists are using criminal elements for terrorizing the world and they in disguise are harming genuine interests of ordinary Muslims.