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The real reason we are in Libya

Leave it to RT to tell us the truth (3'32"):


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Another reason to vote against Newt

Newt voted to grant China most favored nation trade status. As we now know, what was sold to us as the opening of China to US products the opposite happened. This has enriched US corporations, destroyed American jobs and made us poorer. Due to the trade deficit with China, we have made a once poor nation rich. Awash in dollars, the Chinese are not investing back in the US but rather purchasing energy and rare earth minerals to advance their wealth and power.

The article is very clear.

At stake is not just America’s relation to Libya, but to China. The whole of Africa is an area where the west and the BRIC countries will both be investing. A resource-hungry China alone is expected to invest on a scale of $50 billion a year by 2015, a figure (funded by America’s trade deficit with China) which the West cannot match.27 Whether east and west can coexist peacefully in Africa in the future will depend on the west’s learning to accept a gradual diminution of its influence there, without resorting to deceitful stratagems (reminiscent of the Anglo-French Suez stratagem of 1956) in order to maintain it.

Is there any wonder why the US has a new major war fighting command which is headquartered in Germany. AFRICOM. How man Americans even know this? What is their budget?


Ellen Brown on this subject

More ammo on why we are there:



Looks like both sides are going to knock the crap out of each other.




Ron Paul > Gary Johnson > Crap > Obama



Ron Paul > Gary Johnson > Crap > Obama

Don't let this post drop off

Don't let this post drop off into the DP abyss. This is such a great segment. All you need to know about the wars in a short clip.



As a fellow newspaper reporter, I am alarmed by your account.

Mr Kent, your exclamations exceed standard newspaper width. You are not writing for the Globe anymore. Might your readers suspect you are exaggerating your sentiment on this subject. Don't mind myself. Of course I am familiar with exaggeration. I use it to good advantage from time to time. Would you consider limiting your exaggerations so that they fit in a standard column?

When you write a news flash, perhaps you might use some of your journalist schooling:

  • Who done it?
  • Where?
  • What? (maybe a sketch)
  • When? (which century?)
  • How? (optional)
  • Why? (minimally,"Authorities are investigating as to...")

Since I have no journalistic schooling, I am counting on you to balance our staff here.

We can share our enthusiasm. Make another pot of coffee if you drink the last cup. Fresh ground is best.

If you cannot act like the investigative journalist you are, I don't know what I am going to do with you. Travel Section? Gardening?

Anyway, shout out if you need help with anything. I cover most of the goings-on down by the docks & gaming houses. You can have all the wars & saving the world if you like.... Never was my thing.

Anyway, welcome aboard. You may use any of the older typewriters. That new one is mine. Seniority. I am off to the wharf....

[Scurry away in haste.]

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Lew Rockwell ran this story first - see link here...


"The Libyan War, American Power and the Decline of the Petrodollar System
by Peter Dale Scott
Global Research"

The French stood to lose the most, but the west in general would lose the seniorage profits off Africa. China and Russia are none too pleased. Their jealous.

Excellent article

Expands on the 3 minute vid here and makes perfect sense. Thank you for adding to this important thread.


This needs to get out!!!!!!!!!!

Ron Paul > Gary Johnson > Crap > Obama


btw, growing communist insurgency movement in India. Last 12 months - 45 police and 74 rebels/insurgents killed.

I can totally see a full-blown communist regime being established in India and possibly setting up a Chinese style government in the future, there is way too much disparity there. The extremist communists are seeking to boycott the next elections.

The communists in India have been able to make steady gains there by the looks of it.



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If true, gold bugs should take note...

of what you are up against. Same clowns. It makes the idea of manipulation even more plausible.

Undo what Wilson did


and informative



For the front page.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

THANK YOU Wauhoo for this...FRONT PAGE! - FRONT PAGE!!!

YOU HAVE NAILED IT and THIS is why I visit the DailyPaul so often.

I am reading a book called "Petro-dollar Warfare."

It explains exactly why we went into IRAQ.

This video is probably one of the most important ever posted here.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Kind words pawnstorm

Found the vid on MaxKeiser.com, another wonderful educational source, especially regarding banking, finance and precious metals. Occasionally R-rated, often hilarious, and great guests. About the only thing that I disagree with him is on global warming, he thinks that it is real. My news/education sources in no particular order are DailyPaul, Drudge, MaxKeiser, LewRockwell, PressTV and RussiaToday. The best part, it is all free.

Bump for discussion


Free includes debt-free!

Overthrowing the world paper monetary system with gold

maybe does get you killed.

I sometimes fear for Dr. Paul; these sociopathic people who plunder and control us certainly don't put any value on life, if that life is not their own.


According to the IMF, Libya’s Central Bank is 100% state owned. The IMF estimates that the bank has nearly 144 tons of gold in its vaults. It is significant that in the months running up to the UN resolution that allowed the US and its allies to send troops into Libya, Muammar al-Qaddafi was openly advocating the creation of a new currency that would rival the dollar and the euro. In fact, he called upon African and Muslim nations to join an alliance that would make this new currency, the gold dinar, their primary form of money and foreign exchange. They would sell oil and other resources to the US and the rest of the world only for gold dinars.

One definition of “Empire” (per my book The Secret History of the American Empire) states that an empire is a nation that dominates other nations by imposing its own currency on the lands under its control. The empire maintains a large standing military that is ready to protect the currency and the entire economic system that depends on it through extreme violence, if necessary. The ancient Romans did this. So did the Spanish and the British during their days of empire-building. Now, the US or, more to the point, the corporatocracy, is doing it and is determined to punish any individual who tries to stop them. Qaddafi is but the latest example.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

Coin that is, Power That Be!

Paper, Plastic, or Money? Gold & Silver for me. That is my plea. Power that be? Printer-That-Be (PTB) sold us out separately.

[Victrola: ♫"Beverly Hillbilly"♫ theme plays in background]

Immaculate Money Fountain (IMF) Shell Game in a Nutshell. 04/25/2011

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

I think about Dr. Paul's safety too

He is so brave going up against the most powerful groups on Earth. BTW, I put your book on my Amazon Wish List.

Subtle thought

I'd change the title to:
The real reason They are in Libya.
Just a little subtle pyschological word choice to separate and distinguish the elite political rulers from the rest of us.

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

Well Said! I Prefer THEY

To differentiate their corporate fictions from real men and women. They hide behind THEM, the monopoly imposed fictional governments and other corporate fictions.

How exactly am I involved in THEIR Empire? The fact that I live in one of the countries occupied by THEM hardly makes me an accomplice. In fact I don't even take their federal reserve note orders to support THEM. I only accept trade in substance. I want no part of supporting their global Empire game.

Don't you dare accuse me of being a U.S. citizen!

The Oracle