During a town hall meeting in Illinois on Monday Democrat Hillary Clinton said the United States “didn’t lose a single person.” The remark was made in defense of the NATO invasion in 2011 following the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.
“Now, is Libya perfect? It isn’t,” Clinton said. “Libya was a different kind of calculation and we didn’t lose a single person… We didn’t have a problem in supporting our European and Arab allies in working with NATO.”
Clinton skipped over the attack of September 11, 2012 on the US diplomatic special mission compound and CIA annex in Benghazi that left ambassador Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith and CIA contractors Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty dead.
The omission is in keeping with Clinton’s response to a demonstration held at the mission and the subsequent attack and murders. “What difference at this point does it make?” she asked the Senate Foreign Relations Committee after pressed by Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin on her role in the incident.
Stevens and the Turks were involved in an arms transfer from Libya to Syria when the attack occurred. The State Department’s Special Mission Compound in Benghazi was the center of that secret activity.
In 2011 Stevens was officially appointed as the Obama administration’s liaison with the Libyan rebels, groups interchangeable with al-Qaeda. Stevens and the State Department worked directly with Abdelhakim Belhadj of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group. Belhadj has direct connections to al-Qaeda.
Clinton’s remark also ignores the deaths of at least 10,000 Libyans and the brutal murder of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Naji Barakat, the Health Minister of the National Transitional Council in Libya, said the death toll amounted to 30,000 according to figures taken from hospitals, local officials and former rebel commanders. Others put the number of casualties at closer to 100,000.
During the invasion of the country the corporate media said NATO, the United States and its partners—including France, the UK, and other European countries—were implementing United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 to impose “an immediate ceasefire in Libya, including an end to the current attacks against civilians,” which the globalist organization said ”constitute crimes against humanity.”
On April 2, 2011 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent an email revealing the primary objective of the invasion—to prevent Gaddafi from establishing a pan-African currency based on Libya’s gold Dinar.
According to the document posted on the US State Department website advisors to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the second son of Muammar Gaddafi, told sources the Libyan government held 143 tons of gold and a similar amount in silver valued at more than $7 billion. The gold and silver was to be used to establish an alternative currency to the French franc for African Francophone countries.
“French intelligence officers discovered this plan shortly after the current rebellion began,” the email states, “and this was one of the factors that influenced President Nicolas Sarkozy’s decision to commit France to the attack on Libya.”
Analysts also said Libya planned to stop selling oil in US dollars and demand instead it be traded in gold dinars. Prior to the invasion Gaddafi urged other African and Middle Eastern nations to follow suit.