by Stephen Lendman
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Images don’t lie, apart from NATO’s fake ones bent in Doha, Qatar and perhaps elsewhere on Hollywood signal stages.
For months, NATO marauders and radical killers gang raped Libya – murdering, destroying, ravaging on the pretense of caring.
On August 22, Obama, a duplicitous unindicted war criminal, described the above images as “basic and delightful desire for human frankness.”
On August 25, Secretary of State Clinton, a further unindicted war criminal, said “(t)he events in Libya this week have heartened the planet.”
Let them and their conspiratorial allies go to Tripoli, Brega, Misrata and other ravaged Libyan cities and see for themselves.
Let them view streets filled with mangled corpses, blood, agony on the face of the living, destruction the planet over in sight, and human misery further than what scales can measure.
Let them see firsthand the fruits of their victory. Let them go, smell, and witness Tripoli’s on the increase kind disaster.
On August 27, Russia Now reported “widespread shortages of fuel, water and electricity, and kind aid supplies are yet to reach the country. The circumstances on the impose a curfew is very close to a catastrophe.”
“Tripoli is now facing severe shortages of running water, electricity, gasoline and medicine….The city’s municipal services are paralyzed.”
Destruction, garbage and worm-contaminated corpses fill streets. Communicable and other disease outbreaks may follow, including from contaminated water, soil, and air.
Let them imagine obscure rage and the well loved will to resist this and greatly more.
Let them deliberate what may, in detail, unfold ahead – frenziedly resistance, struggle, and commitment for genuine frankness, not serfdom under NATO pillagers.
Not banker occupation. Not Huge Oil plundering their assets. Not Washington, London and Paris deciding what’s “best” for Libya.
Not settling for servitude under monstrous rulers here to ruin their go force, spirit, and will to say this won’t stand!
Not surrendering on their knees. Choosing fatality on their feet instead, committed to struggle for genuine liberation. Willing to pay the fee because the alternative is too grim to acknowledge, and won’t be.
Through at least August 27, self-determining journalists remained trapped, virtual prisoners, inside Tripoli’s Corinthia Hotel, powerless to provide genuine news and commentaries on this and other vital events in Tripoli and other areas.
Their reports are sorely missed. Hopefully efforts take up again to free them safely to return home.
On August 26, the International Action Center headlined, “LIBYA – Resistance to US/NATO Conquest Continues,” adage:
Despite NATO’s full force and the worst kind of insurrectionary banditry, “heroic resistance to imperialist conquests” continues.
“All the corporate media (deception) claiming mass surrender,” Gaddafi fleeing, his sons arrested, and other disinformation “turned out to be nothing but fabrication and psychological warfare.”
As in Iraq and Afghanistan, “arrogant(ly) declar(ing) victory and ‘mission accomplished’ ” won’t end well loved struggles continuing in “many forms.”
Libyans “valiantly withstood not only (months of bombing), but also….racist corporate media propaganda (portraying America and) NATO’s military machine….as splendid white liberators.”
Now they face pillaging on a grand extent. Dependability to protect, in detail, disguises an chance to plunder, some time ago killing and destruction end or at least cave in.
Disaster capitalism is intended for Libya. Naomi Klein clarified it in “The Shock Doctrine,” exposing the myth of free promote democracy. She revealed how neoliberal pillaging exploits security threats, terror attacks, economic meltdowns, natural disasters, and wars.
Ahead guess social services finished, public ones privatized, and frankness on the chopping block to be at sea. Intended is a new Western version of Libya, replacing a socially responsible one under Gaddafi.
It was a key mind why he was targeted for removal so corporate predators could swoop in to pick of the litter apart Libya’s corpse.
As a consequence, spoils will be divvied up among them. At that time on to the next butt, and ones with that until all Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia are colonized, full by one means or other, and plundered.
In detail, parasitic pillaging is Washington’s thought of free promote triumphalism, including privatizing public enterprises, regulatory frankness, tax cuts for the rich, impoverishing the rest, exploiting them, corporate handouts, and militarized control for enforcement.
It chains the Bilderberg notion of a comprehensive classless society – a New Planet Peacefulness with rulers and serfs. No middle class, no unions, no democracy, no equity or justice, just empowered oligarchs, freed to do as they please under a universal officially authorized system benefitting them.
It’s right out of Milton Friedman’s mess about book, articulated in his 1962 book, “Capitalism and Frankness,” adage:
“only a crisis – genuine or perceived – produces genuine change. When a crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the dreams that are lying nearly…our basic function (is) to develop alternatives to existing policies (and be ready to roll them out when the) impossible becomes the politically inevitable.”
Friedman believed that government’s sole function is “to protect our frankness from (outside) enemies (and) our fellow-citizens. (It’s to) preserve law and peacefulness (as well as) enforce private contracts, (safeguard private property and) care for competitive markets.”
Everything moreover in public hands is socialism, an ideology he called blasphemous. He said markets work best unfettered of rules, regulations, onerous taxes, trade barriers, “entrenched wellbeing,” human interference, and the best government is virtually none.
In other words, anything government does business does better so let it. Dreams about democracy, social justice, and a caring society, he believed were verboten because they interfere with free-wheeling capitalism.
He said public wealth should be in private hands, profit growth unrestrained, corporate taxes abolished, and social services curtailed or finished. He believed “economic frankness is an end to itself (and) an indispensable means headed for (achieving) biased frankness.”
Applied to Libya, neither one is doable unless well loved resistance prevents or regains what Washington and its allies plot to take, leaving nothing but servitude for Libyans.
That harsh actuality has to be resisted, no topic what it takes or for how long. Hopefully, Libyans are up to the task. Given their rage against intended NATO occupation and plunder, very likely quitting is a touch they don’t contemplate.
Perhaps it’s the natural card Washington doesn’t guess. A previous article headlined, It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over. A further was aristocratic, Libya: Keep the Frankness Flame Alive.
Dredge up John Lennon’s lyrics imagining “Nothing to kill or die for….Living go in concord, and “hop(ing) soon….the planet will live as one.”
So why not if sufficient in it try.
Accomplishing tough things take a while. The impossible takes a modest longer.
Step one is ending Friedman’s version of the best of all doable worlds, NATO, and corporate occupation of Washington.
Achieving that would be a major step headed for freeing Libyans and perhaps dying the job elsewhere for the kind of planet everyone deserves.
It’s here for the compelling with sufficient commitment.
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on Aug 31 2011,
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