Bill Woollam: The Battle for Libya’s Oil Fields


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The Battle for Libya’s Oil Fields
by Bill Woollam
“[Depleted uranium tipped missiles] fit the description of a dirty bomb in every way… I would say that it is the perfect weapon for killing lots of people.” ~ Marion Falk, chemical physicist (retd), Lawrence Livermore Lab, California, USA
In the first 24 hours of the Libyan attack, American B-2s dropped forty-five 2,000-pound bombs. These massive bombs, along with the Cruise missiles launched from British and French planes and ships, all contained depleted uranium (DU) warheads.
Many of us here in internet land have developed an entirely different perspective regarding Middle Eastern events.  It is an understanding not aired by BBC or CNN.  Here are a few pieces to the larger puzzle.
Start by Google searching for John Perkins interview titled “Confessions of an Economic Hit-man”
Here is an interview with an American muslim minister, who basically says the same thing as former economic hit-man John Perkins has described.  Egypt’s dictator, Mubarak, was already sold out to British/American corporate interests (buying off the next leader won’t be too difficult in their eyes)… the West stayed out of the revolution to some degree.  On the other hand, in order to overtake Libyan resources, the corporate Western leaders had to paint Gadhaffi as an enemy of the state, instigate a revolution,  and then justify bringing in the military/airforce.
The interview is titled: Farrakhan warns Obama
Chossudovsky on Battle For Libyan Oil:  He says basically the same thing as John Perkins and Farrakhan:
Under Gadhaffi a 25 billion dollar man-made river system has been completed.  This is a prize that the British/American/European oligarchy would also love to control.
Or here is a present day look at US Middle Eastern foreign policy…through the eyes of Noam Chomsky:
As far as Egypt goes, covert control of the Egyptian government and the strategic Suez Canal…despite the appearance of a successful ousting of President Mubarak… will continue by “corporate” British/American/Israeli influence. The common people, both Egyptian Christian and Egyptian Muslim, are beginning to understand that a counter revolution is being instigated by Government Intelligence operations to foment strife and thus justify a military intervention (to quell dissent once and for all).
Regarding Libya, this is a completely different revolution which has been fomented by corporate interests to take back control of the Libyan nationalized oil fields. It may look like a drive for democracy and freedom, but how can we call Gadhaffi a terrible leader when he overthrew a corrupt monarchy, modernized the country, won the highest HD (Human Development Index) in Africa, and applied a direct democracy system of government?”  And let’s not forget Gadhaffi reinvested oil profits into the completion of the 25 billion dollar Libyan, man-made river system….thus bringing  farming and agriculture to a level never seen before.
This was reported leading up to British/American bombing of Libya:
“What we can confirm, is that the entire Libyan rebel movement has been backed by the US and UK for nearly 3o years. We can confirm that the initial calls for a Libyan “Day of Rage” came not from the streets of Benghazi, but from the London based National Conference for Libyan Opposition (NCLO). We can confirm that NCLO leader Ibrahim Sahad was literally sitting in front of the White House giving an interview to the Western media in the opening stages of the Libyan unrest, parroting verbatim the West’s desire to militarily intervene with a no-fly zone.”
Here is an article which gives some of the history of the drive by Western corporatists to overtake and privatize Libyan oil fields in the past….and how Gadhaffi took back control and nationalized those oil fields.
This was posted three weeks before British/American bombing of Libya started up.
US military advisers were seen in Cyrenaica, Libya weeks prior to the US air strikes:
“What is brewing in Libya is not a “protest” or “demonstration” that has spread across the country, but an attempt to overthrow the government, militarily. We hear already about “rebel soldiers” and see images of men shaking their powerful guns, waving flags from the pre-Gadhaffi period, which appear out of nowhere, en masse. The question is who is behind this force and what is its aim? This question is not being addressed in any way in our media and by our political representatives, and any real information and analysis has been replaced by sentimentalizing about “people power.”
“We are facing soon another illegal war, an invasion to dismantle yet another country in “western” i.e. ”Corporate” interests. Libya is the target nation this time, and already has “military advisers” from U.S., Britain and France, and perhaps also from Israel, on its soil. Although genuine internal opposition to the regime exists, the Libyan “protesters” we see supported by a Western media frenzy are by and large a military force, now being trained and equipped by foreign powers who are intent on getting hold of Libyan oil to have it “privatized, i.e. to become foreign owned instead as it was nationalized by Gadhaffi 40 years ago. The eastern part of Libya is where the oil fields by and large are.”
I would ask the reader:  “Does instigating war and proceeding to pillage, plunder, and overtake the resources of weaker foreign nations sound like ‘establishing democracy and freedom’ to you?  
Or, are these oil-bearing nations that are purported to be ‘enemies of the state’, in actuality, nothing more than  prizes to be won by the corporate oligarchy who pull the strings of government in the Western world today?

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