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The West Versus China: A New Cold War Begins on Libyan Soil

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24327

The question as to why US-led NATO forces are determined to engineer a regime change in Libya is now becoming clear. While media pundits and political experts still argue over whether the Libyan rebel gangs are actually being backed and directed by US, UK and Israel intelligence agencies, broader long-range Western policy objectives for Libya are being completely ignored.

One only has to read the strategic briefings in U.S. AFRICOM documents to realise the true endgame in Libya: the control of valuable resources and the eviction of China from North Africa.

When the US formed AFRICOM in 2007, some 49 countries signed on to the US military charter for Africa but one country refused: Libya. Such a treacherous act by Libya’s leader Moummar Qaddafi would only sow the seeds for a future conflict down the road in 2011.

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Anyone who watches the news

could very quickly sort out that the issue is oil. We don't need even one second's worth of research to back us up on that.

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"A New Cold War". . . just what MIC, WallSt & PNAC lust for.

* to establish another cause celebre for more money to expand USA military

* to punish Moummar Qaddafi for refusing to join 49 other African nations that succumbed to USA / PNAC pressure to become a member of AFRICOM

* to punish Qaddafi for not subjecting Libya to debt-banking cartel's power.

* to take over the high-quality Libyan oil

* to take over the recently completed WATER pipes (the "Great Man Made River") now that (Qaddafi's) far-sighted 30yr project has just been concluded last year.

* to instigate the preventive war and destabilize the area before Libya becomes an agricultural exporter (in a lucrative mkt, presently dominated by Israel & Egypt).

(This is an insightful article. I still can't figure out how USA can keep on spending MORE money on these mind-boggling high-flung imperial adventures while borrowing from CHINA, the purported ENEMY #1 herself. )

This article doesn't provide

This article doesn't provide any evidence as to why we're there. $18B is what China is spending in Libya. That's not that much. Not enough to warrant an invasion from us.

I still say it's the central bankers as that Ellen Brown article put forth.

Columbus, Ohio

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When was any of our invasions "warranted"?

The article does make a good case about why USA - Euro - Israel axis might be hustling to remove Qaddafi, though.

None are warranted from my

None are warranted from my standpoint but I was speaking from a US interventionist, imperialist position, which is what our government has.

And I don't think it does make a good case as to why we would want to intervene.

Columbus, Ohio

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I hear you, Wirebaugh.

What the Obm admin is doing doesn't even make "imperial sense".
Maybe the R/D neocon prompter is getting too clouded for him to follow. . .

Its about time

China needs to be put in its place, the world would be a much better place with China's criminal government out of the way.

donvino

you and jzneff..

you and jzneff.. according to the neff all of the US problems are because of those low down Chinese.
I do not like their governemnt or their policies. How ever, they are kicking our asses economically. Something the neff just can't see.

They aren't "kicking"

They aren't "kicking" anything. They are manipulating their currency and creating giant bubbles.

"The economy's not a class you can master in college. To think otherwise is the pretense of knowledge."

BS.. I have a bridge to

BS.. I have a bridge to Saturn to sell you.

but dont forget

They are producing far more than anything we can conjure up in the rust belt. Guangdong Province's GDP alone is the size of the likes of a major nation like Turkey.

I agree with that but I'll

I agree with that but I'll point out that California's GDP is the 6th largest in the world. The only reason US producers go to China to have product manufactured is because the labor is cheap, which is a result of their central banks manipulation of the currency. They face the same problems we do, with regards to currency manipulation. Our debt problem magnifies this. But you do bring up valid points, I must say.

"The economy's not a class you can master in college. To think otherwise is the pretense of knowledge."

Well I agree with you donvino

Yes, of course. The criminal Chinese government must “be put in its place.” It has been marching all over the world imposing its will with interventionist policies. It invaded Afghanistan with its military might and implanted a puppet regime and continues to occupy the nation with its military some ten year later. It invaded Iraq with its military might, and implemented a puppet regime and continues to occupy the nation with military might some eight years later. China has bombed Pakistan. It bombed Serbia. It has recently stuck its nose into the internal conflict in Libya and has bombed Libya. It has used covert operations to manipulate the internal politics of other nations throughout Latin America, central Asia, the Middle East, Georgia, and Ukraine through a system of foreign aid bribes, military threat extortion, and military weapons payoffs. For many decades, it has maintained puppet dictators in various Latin American and Middle East countries, i.e. Egypt, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, and previously Iran.

It leveraged the aftermath destruction and suffering from World War II, along with war debts and reparations to impose other nations into an agreement to use its fiat currency into a de facto world reserve currency. It then unilaterally defaulted on that agreement on August 15, 1971. It then used its network of puppet dictators in the middle east, combined with threats of military and covert ops extortion, foreign aid (welfare) bribes, and payoffs with advance military weapons systems and equipment to force oil producing nations to sell oil solely for its fiat currency and thereby create an artificially manipulated demand for its fiat currency and again impose its fiat currency as a de facto world reserve currency.

China has surrounded the only two other nations in the world that have any potential rivaling military capacity with a network of Chinese foreign based military land bases, naval bases, aircraft carrier groups, submarines and state of the art missiles. China continues to threaten and provoke its rivals by trying to place even more missiles around the borders of its rivals with missile sites in places like Poland and the Czech Republic, and pushing for expansion into Ukraine and Georgia. Such provocative acts of aggression could even be considered acts of war. For several years leading up to the 2008 Georgia-Ossetia conflict, China funded Georgia with several billions of dollars in direct foreign aid plus military equipment, direct training. Prior to the Georgian invasion and violation of the 1992 truce treaty between Ossetia and Georgia, Chinese military and tactical advisors were on hand in Georgia, training and advising Georgian military activities right up to very hours and minutes of the assault on Ossetia. The Georgia army was equipped with Chinese weapons, Chinese equipment, and even wearing Chinese surplus uniforms and armor during the invasion.

Oops, wait a minute. It turns out it was not China that has been doing all those things. It was some other nation we won’t mention that did all that. Never mind. :o)

Let it not be said that we did nothing.-Ron Paul
Stand up for what you believe in, even if you stand alone.-Sophia Magdalena Scholl

Do I detect a very wry sense of humor here Donvino?

If so, I think you got the reaction you wanted! hahahaha

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

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more proof that we need a

more proof that we need a universal sarcasim indicator.

maybe /s or *s or something.

hell a trailing period would work, 3 or more?

btw, I think china is an economic power house and everything we are told about them (economicaly) is 100% accurate....

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

....

If it were, he got me...

Wow, a truely clueless statement on DP

I bet you also believe in the tooth fairy, Easter bunny and Santa too.

Go to China first and see for yourself how they work, then give an educated opinion on how China self best interest is our responsibility to control. Until then, quit drinking and serving out the US Kool-aid.

Thanks
Sirric

Love the irony

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hmm

wait a second.

China does not invade other countries just minds their own business.

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