U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the Obama administration has decided to formally recognize Libya’s main opposition group as the country’s legitimate government. The move gives foes of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi a major financial and credibility boost.
Clinton announced Friday that Washington accepts the Transitional National Council as the legitimate governing authority of the Libyan people.
Diplomatic recognition of the council means that the U.S. will be able to fund the opposition with some of the more than $30 billion in Gadhafi-regime assets that are frozen in American banks.
Clinton made the announcement at an international conference on Libya in Istanbul.
The move, though expected, seems by objective standards of international law to be premature in the extreme.
While the ragtag, NATO-backed rebels undoubtedly welcome the news, there is little of battlefield success to warrant this recognition and the substantial financial boon that it would be to Gadhafi’s enemies.
With the influence of the imprimatur of the American government behind them, the Libyan rebels will now rush headlong to seek the support of American troops and treasure.
Throughout Benghazi, the headquarters of the opposition-cum-“legitimate government,” no doubt celebratory yells resounded as the news from the State Department came across the wire, indicating that the recent attempts by France to broker some sort of surrender on the part of Gadhafi have failed and that NATO (read: the United States, the U.K., and France) are preparing to put the fabled boots on the ground and take this fight to new levels of intervention.
While the rebels rejoice, readers must remember that these “freedom fighters” count among their leadership corps a substantial cadre of al-Qaeda members. This nefarious association is not conjecture, as the rebels themselves have admitted to this relationship.
For example, in the London Daily Telegraph, Libyan resistance leader Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi reportedly claimed that many of his soldiers were coming straight into the fire of the Libyan conflict from the frying pan of Iraq, where they were trying to kill American military men and women.
And it’s not just the men that have American blood on their hands; al-Hasidi himself told the Telegraph that he personally fought against the “foreign invasion” force in Afghanistan. In fact, he was captured in 2002 in Pakistan and later turned over to the Americans before being sent to Libya and released in 2008.
It terms of numbers, a story out of West Point reports that these Libyan “allies” of the United States contributed more than any other nation except Saudi Arabia to the ranks of those forces fighting against the United States in Iraq.
At a speech to the Brookings Institute in May, the newly minted government of Libya, officially styled the Libyan Transitional National Council, informed the world through its “Prime Minister” Mahmoud Jibril, that “what’s taking place [in Libya] is a natural product of the globalization process that started in the mid-80s.”
Once again, the proponents of internationalism and the globalization scheme that defines it are hiding in plain sight and openly declaring that once again American blood and treasure will be the cost paid to secure yet another outpost of the New World Order.
Why this story is not fomenting frothed outcries of anger from the citizens of this Republic is inexplicable and will be disturbing to many. The bare, undiluted facts of this story will provide evidence sufficient for many observers that the “Global War on Terror” is simply a false flag operation perpetrated by globalists — wherein the same group labeled once as “terrorists” and used as a pretext for preemptive wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere are now embraced as allies and needy and worthy supplicants for American occupation and financial largesse. A likely progression of events can be summarized thusly:
First, the partisans in Iraq, next the Taliban, now al-Qaeda in Libya. Each of these, particularly al-Qaeda, were mostly manufactured by those desirous of destroying the liberty of the United States (and all nations) as a boogie man until the time is ripe for their conversion to committed revolutionaries equal in zeal and rightness of cause as our own forefathers of the late 18th century.
The hands rocking the cradle of the nascent global government are adept at manipulating “facts” and factions, recasting both in any role and shining whichever light best illuminates the particular contribution they are meant to play in the strategy of worldwide economic enslavement. The play is tragic, as it is well-intentioned and noble American fighting men and women who are convinced they are “fighting for their country” when all the while they are but expendable pawns on the global chess board of the internationalists.
As one source recently mused: “One must wonder what races through the minds of U.S. and UK pilots as they provide air support for the very men they strafed in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
These rebels are no high-minded fighters for freedom; rather they are criminals and co-conspirators that commit atrocities at least as abhorrent as those carried out by the Gadhafi forces. Many outlets have recorded the despicable, inhuman behavior of these, our newest allies. Looting, abuse of women, and massacring of prisoners are among the charges leveled at these Libyan “democrats.”
Back to the Brookings Institute. This organization recently released a paper entitled “Libya’s Test of the New International Order.” In this publication, the operation in Libya is described as “a test that the international community has to pass. Failure would shake further the faith of the people’s region in the emerging international order and the primacy of international law.” That is about as truthful a statement as one could expect from a mouthpiece of the New World Order.
The armed conflict in Libya, and those in Iraq and Afghanistan, are exercises in the ability of the globalists to supplant national sovereignty with international order and test the limits (if any remain) of the citizens of the United States to sit idly in their stupor and permit their government to subordinate their money and their men to secure the foundation of the grander world government.
As Secretary Clinton proclaimed the support of the U.S. government for these self-proclaimed terrorists and accused war criminals, the international cabal that seeks the overthrow of the sovereignty of all nations is preparing to ramp up the worldwide campaign to cement the far-flung footings of the New World Order, using American armed forces and American money extorted from the middle class as the currency of exchange in this trade of republican freedom for imperial serfdom.