SECURITY COUNCIL APPROVES ‘NO-FLY ZONE’ OVER LIBYA, AUTHORIZING ‘ALL NECESSARY
MEASURES’ TO PROTECT CIVILIANS, BY VOTE OF 10 IN FAVOUR WITH 5 ABSTENTIONS
I find the dialogue now flowing from the mouths of Obama and Clinton are totally different to the wording of the UN Security Resolution 1973 that was passed last night.
Ghadaffi resolved the issue by the initiation of the following statement:
"Libya has decided an immediate ceasefire and an immediate halt to all military operations," “We have not carried out any military operations today on Misrata or anywhere else in the country."
He added that Tripoli wanted the Turkish and Maltese authorities to "supervise and help implement the ceasefire"……….I think we need to pay attention to the latter comment when he hoped to involve Turkey and Malta……from my perspective I think that is a reasonable offer.
It is obvious that this reversal by Ghadaffi certainly caught Obama, Clinton and Cameron on the back foot. Clinton responded in her usual forceful way when she said:
“The Libyan government would need to demonstrate it was implementing a ceasefire.”
"We are going to be not responsive or impressed by words, we would have to see actions on the ground and that is not yet at all clear.”
"We will continue to work with our partners in the international community to press Gaddafi to leave and to support the legitimate aspirations of the Libyan people."
The latter comment by the way does not form part of the resolution and therefore clearly shows the US intention of forcing a regime change has they had done previously in Iraq!
Obama also drifted of the terms of the resolution from time to time and clearly indicated that although this is an international decision his country would be leading the way…..these were his words:
“The Resolution that was passed lays out clear conditions that must be met. The US, UK. France and the Arab States agree a cease fire must be implemented immediately.” He also emphasised that “the US will not deploy ground troops in Libya.” During his brief he also said the following: “Ghadaffi must stop his troops from marching on the rebel-held city of Benghazi, pull his forces back from Ajdabiya, Misratah and Zawiyah connect water, gas and electricity "to all areas"and allow in humanitarian aid.” Once again we can see that both Obama and Clinton have used their own words in interpreting the UN Resolution. There is nothing in the document relating to Ghadaffi must leave or stating what the troops should or should not do……the emphasis of the UN Resolution was for an immediate ceasefire and that is what has taken place so far or so we hope.
Throughout this big push by the US, UK and France the US made it clear that they wanted this decision to come from the UN and that the US did not wish to take the lead in implementing any action……….we can clearly see from the body language and the words of both Obama and Clinton that they will be taking the lead and also as usual will act as the policeman of the world.
In Obama’s own words today he said “American Leadership is essential” and he also said that he had instructed Gates and the Military to formulate plans and that Clinton will be going to meet with their partners in Paris tomorrow to discuss those plans…….how hypocritical can you get?
It is also important to understand that the US really does mean business with this article:
The U.S. has ships and warplanes within striking distance of Libya, including submarines and surface ships armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles. If military action were to proceed, a first step likely would involve attacks on Libyan air defenses, including radar and surface-to-air missile sites along its Mediterranean coastline. That would allow aircraft enforcing a no-fly zone to maneuver with impunity.
Note the comment “Tomahawk cruise missiles”…..these missiles were, if you remember, the first wave to hit Baghdad. I emphasise these missiles are loaded with a very high content of depleted uranium.
The US and UK talked about the atrocities and death of innocent people in Libya that made this decision more meaningful………my response would be that we are likely to see another Iraq type scenario unfold here, whereby the US, UK and France will hit Libya with huge amounts of DU (If they create a No-Fly-Zone) and this will contaminate the entire country with nanoparticles of radiation dust from the many weapons used.
This radiation will then drift on the wind and cross over into adjacent countries such as Egypt and Tunisia within two days and will be over the entire Mediterranean region in less that a week and then onwards to Europe……..such countries as Spain and its offshore islands, Southern France and its islands, Italy and its islands, Greece and its island, Turkey and its islands and the Islands of Malta and Cyprus are likely to be more contaminated than those further way from the area of conflict.
The west talk about saving lives and humanitarian assistance but fail to tell you that this is a “War Crime” in using WMD’s in their current weapons arsenal……this will bring Libya in line with those countries that have already succumbed to radiation contamination i.e. the Balkans, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Gaza, North Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen and now Libya.
By his own admission our Minister of Defence, Liam Fox, has stated that our forces have used DU and will continue to do so………that to me also means that in allowing the use of these WMD’s he his also guilty of “War Crimes”……sadly the effects of such weapons will also continue to contaminate our own troops with the resultant development of many forms of cancer and brain damage…….depleted uranium can and does penetrate the nose – brain barrier.
When will the international community stop this madness and demand an end to all areas of conflict, especially when it is done in the name of “Geo Politics” or should I say “All in the name of oil.”
You will see that the US, UK and France will try every rule in the book to force an attack on Libya or alternatively we are likely to see them create another “False Flag Incident” to justify entry into Libya.
Peter Eyre- Middle East Consultant – 18/3/2011 www.eyreinternational.com