March 31, 2011
Earlier this week, government officials released information about Obama’s order instructing the CIA to meddle in Libya’s internal affairs and violate that country’s national sovereignty.
Obama signed the “finding” two or three weeks ago. It is characterized as a presidential directive and authorizes the CIA to overthrow the Libyan government.
As we remind readers today, British intelligence and U.S. Special Forces have been on the ground inside Libya for some time. Obama’s action is considered necessary because the so-called rebels – consisting in large part of al-Qaeda and CIA spawned jihadists – are losing the battle against Gaddafi and his trained military force.
CIA involvement in Libya is nothing new. As I noted on March 29, the CIA has meddled in Libyan internal affairs for decades. Documents reveal that the CIA supported and funded an anti-Gaddafi opposition group based in Chad, an African nation on Libya’s southern border. Support for this group also came from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Israel and Iraq.
The group suffered a setback when a plot to assassinate Gaddafi and take over the government failed. In 1985, the U.S. instructed Egypt to invade Libya and overthrow Gaddafi but then president Mubarak refused. Mubarak, who served as a dutiful client for decades, was overthrown earlier this year in a color revolution that installed the Egyptian military.
Following the failed attempt to assassinate Gaddafi, the U.S. bombed Libya, killing Gaddafi’s young daughter and putting other members of his family in the hospital. Reagan’s bombing resulted in the death of 40 to 100 civilians and the destruction of the French Embassy. The attack was said to be a response to a disco bombing that killed two U.S. servicemen in Berlin. German TV later exposed CIA and Mossad links to the bombing.
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The CIA plan to kill Gaddafi is hardly new or revelatory. The rogue agency was most likely behind the attempt to kill Chou En-Lai of China in 1955. The 1975 Senate Committee investigating the CIA reported that it had “received some evidence” of CIA involvement in plans to assassinate President Sukarno of Indonesia. It wanted to assassinate president Nasser of Egypt. In 1975, the Senate’s Church Committee said that Allen Dulles had ordered the assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the prime minister of Congo. The CIA’s numerous attempts to kill Cuban dictator Fidel Castro are legendary. In 1982 and 1983, the CIA was involved in the murder of General Ahmed Dlimi, a Moroccan officer who sought to overthrow the Moroccan monarchy. (See William Blum, Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Intervention Since World War II.)
As Philip Agee has noted, CIA operations constitute the usually unseen efforts to shore up unjust, unpopular, minority governments. In the past, these operations were usually secret, but are now revealed with corporate media fanfare as part of the establishment’s propaganda effort. The CIA has played a very public role since Bush the Lesser dispatched it to kill al-Qaeda and associated patsies in the tribal areas of Pakistan. Obama has continued and increased this activity, usually carried out remotely by way of Predator drone and Hellfire missiles.
“Covert action should not be confused with missionary work,” quipped the prized asset of the global elite – and notorious war criminal – Henry Kissinger.
Indeed, the CIA has, since its inception under the National Security Act of 1947, been responsible for overthrowing numerous governments or meddling seriously in their internal affairs – countries on the list include Indonesia, Chile, Greece, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Angola, El Salvador, Haiti and dozens of others. This orchestrated overthrow of governments is usually accompanied by considerable violence. The CIA’s involvement in the Indonesia coup – resulting in the murder of more than a million people – is well documented.
John Stockwell, former CIA Station Chief in Angola in 1976, working for then director of the CIA, George Bush Senior, in 1987 put the agency’s murder tally at more than six million people, a number that puts it up there with Hitler, Stalin, and Mao. But then this makes perfect sense since the agency had a close relationship with Nazi intelligence at the end of the Second World War and imported Hitler’s best and brightest into the United States to work for the CIA, the Pentagon, and the aerospace program.
The CIA will continue its disreputable and criminal record of mass murder, assassination, and torture in Libya. The overthrow of Gaddafi has nothing to do with democracy or humanitarianism – it is simply another blow orchestrated by the globalists against recalcitrant Arabs who must be brought to heel.
Gaddafi is the new Saddam Hussein, who served as a pretext to invade Iraq and kill well over a million Iraqis. Hussein, who began his career as a CIA sponsored assassin, had funny ideas about pan-Arab nationalism and saw himself as the reincarnation of Nebuchadnezzar. Gaddafi’s eccentric blend of Marxism, Arab nationalism, and Islam make him ill-suited for the globalist plans for the Middle East and their designs on the world’s oil resources. The CIA will make sure he is disposed of, most likely in much the same way Hussein was eliminated.