Black People : Flying Battle Droids; Pakistan/ and now Libya

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Obama Sends Armed Drones to Help NATO in Libya War
    By THOM SHANKER
    Published: April 21, 2011

    WASHINGTON — President Obama has authorized the use of armed Predator drones to attack Libya government forces fighting the rebellion against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi as NATO struggles to regain momentum since taking command of the operation from the United States.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/22/world/africa/22military.html
     
  2. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    i hear they just bombed his compound.......
     
  3. Kamau47

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    It's funny, because I thought they were there just to impose a no-fly zone. It seems like now they're fighting the war.
    :thinking:

    Oh yea, I forgot................"O-I-L".
     
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    lets see what happens
     
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    So NATO's plan is to aid Libya in their "fight for freedom" and once Qaddafi is dealt with, the people of Libya or rather whoever takes over will feel the need to share their oil with America and other countries? Is that close or am I dead wrong?
     
  7. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    no America's debtors, more then likely it will be the EU taking over, and that is why all the "NATO first" rhetoric is bandied about from the US

    the US is taking Qaddafi's wealth;

    Financial Heist of the Century: Confiscating Libya's Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWF)


    By Manlio Dinucci

    Global Research, April 24, 2011
    Il Manifesto (translated from Italian) - 2011-04-22


    The objective of the war against Libya is not just its oil reserves (now estimated at 60 billion barrels), which are the greatest in Africa and whose extraction costs are among the lowest in the world, nor the natural gas reserves of which are estimated at about 1,500 billion cubic meters. In the crosshairs of "willing" of the operation “Unified Protector” there are sovereign wealth funds, capital that the Libyan state has invested abroad.


    The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) manages sovereign wealth funds estimated at about $70 billion U.S., rising to more than $150 billion if you include foreign investments of the Central Bank and other bodies. But it might be more. Even if they are lower than those of Saudi Arabia or Kuwait, Libyan sovereign wealth funds have been characterized by their rapid growth. When LIA was established in 2006, it had $40 billion at its disposal. In just five years, LIA has invested over one hundred companies in North Africa, Asia, Europe, the U.S. and South America: holding, banking, real estate, industries, oil companies and others.


    In Italy, the main Libyan investments are those in UniCredit Bank (of which LIA and the Libyan Central Bank hold 7.5 percent), Finmeccanica (2 percent) and ENI (1 percent), these and other investments (including 7.5 percent of the Juventus Football Club) have a significance not as much economically (they amount to some $5.4 billion) as politically.


    Libya, after Washington removed it from the blacklist of “rogue states,” has sought to carve out a space at the international level focusing on "diplomacy of sovereign wealth funds." Once the U.S. and the EU lifted the embargo in 2004 and the big oil companies returned to the country, Tripoli was able to maintain a trade surplus of about $30 billion per year which was used largely to make foreign investments. The management of sovereign funds has however created a new mechanism of power and corruption in the hands of ministers and senior officials, which probably in part escaped the control of the Gadhafi himself: This is confirmed by the fact that, in 2009, he proposed that the 30 billion in oil revenues go "directly to the Libyan people." This aggravated the fractures within the Libyan government.


    U.S. and European ruling circles focused on these funds, so that before carrying out a military attack on Libya to get their hands on its energy wealth, they took over the Libyan sovereign wealth funds.


    http://www.globalresearch.ca/PrintArticle.php?articleId=24479


    But as Black folks and folks who love the planet and freedom and liberty

    this is realy not about oil or money

    but about a Mafia style punishment, to let anyone in Asia like Saddam Hussein, and any one in Africa like Gaddafi know

    that they are not having; Nationalization of wealth

    no where on the Eastern hemisphere,

    and Chavez may be next,
    on the western
     
  8. Kamau47

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    Share?!
    More than likely that NATO will "share" the oil with them.
     
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    peace

    Very close indeed, but there will more than likely be no 'sharing' involved. This is a hostile takeover, but Qaadafi has a lot of friends and i feel that "Toby" by way of America's greed is blinding them and has even rocked them to sleep almost......

    "Set your watch and watch"
     
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