Like all world political events, the war in Libya is only staged by the Anglo-American power elite. The manipulated press coverage presents us with the North African leaders as diabolical tyrants who ruthlessly bleed their people dry. Some truth is mixed with all sorts of lies to justify reasons for the intervention of the Western liberators. For the good of the people, of course!
But what are the “real crimes” of the North African rulers?
The Egyptian President Mubarak has stopped the large-scale land grab at rock-bottom prices to Western corporations in early 2010. That means he had refused to sell further land, raw materials, and infrastructure to the “Western occupiers” at ridiculous prices to protect the economy and interests of his own country.
Gaddafi, who in 2009 was still described as an “important ally in the war on terror” and as a “peacemaker in Africa” by John McCain and Hillary Clinton, is now to be overthrown. But why this sudden change of heart?
In an interview earlier this year, Gaddafi announced that he no longer trusts the West and its corporations and that in future he wants to award his contracts to Russian, Chinese and Indian companies. This means massive losses for Europe and the USA. When a ruling leader like Gaddafi or Mubarak wants to escape the influence of the Western powers, former friends are quickly declared enemies of democracy and human rights.
But apart from the vast oil reserves and many raw materials that the region has to offer, Gaddafi intended to supply North Africa with self-sufficient water. Beneath Libyan soil at a depth of 2000-3000 meters, there is a considerable fossil treasure of pure drinking water. A remnant of the last ice age, which Gaddafi wanted to extract in a project planned for decades (Great-Man-Made-River-Project), and distribute by pipelines and irrigation systems, over the whole North African region. In this way, underdeveloped, arid regions could have developed into flourishing landscapes that could have significantly improved the quality of life of the population. Their water supply and their agriculture had promoted prosperity and independence from “Western aid programs”.
Western high finance would no longer have been able to squeeze out high-interest loans (through the IMF, World Bank, and other major banks), which serve solely to obtain non-repayable loan conditions to get the collateral (land, raw materials, infrastructure) deposited by these countries. Also, the big western corporations would no longer be able to earn money with their desalination plants. These pre-investments in know-how, technology, and built plants, one can gladly be paid back in a highly profitable way, with highly overpriced water prices.
Water is the raw material of the 21st century. Clean drinking water is becoming increasingly scarce, and unimaginable sums of money can be earned with water in the coming decades! Water is a business in which the power elite would like to secure the extraction and distribution rights in time.
But how do you proceed against alleged villains who no longer want to dance to the tune without meeting with rejection from the domestic television population?
First of all, one has to portray the character traits of the rulers who are on the hit list in a particularly brutal, illegal, and inhumane manner. The most heinous atrocities are attributed, and these allegations are underpinned, for example, by archived film footage. Old videos about mass graves, mutilated children’s corpses, or other war crimes are particularly suitable. So you add a new text, a new date, and assign a new person responsible to the old pictures. The effect on TV viewers is always the same – anger, hatred, and the demand for rapid intervention by Western troops!
Secondly, one promotes and organizes oppositional opponents of the regime employing secret services and calls on the rest of the population to resist via Facebook, Twitter, etc. One underpins the overthrow of the evil dictators with the hope of introducing democracy and human rights and promises to bless the population with good fortune.
Unfortunately, the reality is quite different, as the past has often taught us. The people usually suffer more than before following overthrows and are even more oppressed and exploited.
But there is a justified hope that fewer and fewer people will be deceived and see through the plans and staging of the power elite. Perhaps one day we will have a fairer and more peaceful world?