Aug 22, 2011
F. William Engdahl, author of “Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order”, thinks the struggle for Libyan oil is the real bottom line of the whole NATO operation.
Rebels say they now control most of Tripoli, and have taken Libyan state TV off air. But some reports also suggest that opposition fighters have been looting private houses. Three of Gaddafi’s sons are now thought to be in rebel hands. Opposition leaders say a large number of their fighters have been killed. There are reports rebels are closing in on Gaddafi’s compound, but the whereabouts of the Colonel are unknown. Some rumours suggest Gaddafi may be in talks with South Africa about a possible escape route, despite denials from both sides. And NATO insists it will continue combat air patrols until all government forces surrender. Following a night of chaos in the capital, crowds have been seen in Tripoli’s central square waving revolutionary flags.