Libya Old Order yielding to good old 'greed-o-zilla'
By Foussena LEILA Djagba
The oldest agenda that have informed or dictated the actions of western nations (now known as Nato) towards the rest of the world, especially Africa, has always been and always will be economic exploitation.
To achieve this agenda without revealing their true intentions, these nations have concocted a myriad pseudo-intellectual theories to camouflage and justify their inordinate greed for the wealth of other nations and the naked aggression employed to achieve their selfish aim.
Their vested interest has always been self-preservation and aggrandisement. The original ploy to steal the rich of Africa was to install bogus monarchs to "front" for them and exploit the natives without showing their true faces.
Soon some true sons and daughters of Africa emerged and fought for independence. They were considered radicals, therefore, unfit to be heads of State. The greedy westerners encouraged coup d’Ètats against these nationalists. The coupmakers proved too unschooled for the world of global politics.
Suddenly, democracy became the new slogan. A wind of change was blowing across the globe. The Arab Spring started from Tunis and western forces joined the bandwagon to execute their oldest agenda; economic exploitation!.
Today, the talk is how much money ($150b) and unquantifiable gold bullion Muammar Gaddafi saved for the Libyan people. Unlike the nations bombing Tripoli, Libya has no foreign debt.
The Shah of Iran, under the protection of the US slaughtered thousands of his subjects with the blessing of the US. He was a puppet of the western world; therefore, he was a "velvet-gloved" dictator unlike "ruthless" dictators Gaddafi and Sadam who were arrogantly anti-Uncle Sam. The Gaddafis of this world are a nuisance standing in the way of the West.
The marked man
Therefore, they become targets of the western imperialists. Thus Gaddafi must go, so should Castro, Chavez. Already Nkrumah, Lumumba, Sankara and Saddam are gone. Isn’t it a shocking coincidence that they all had mineral resources or petroleum in their backyards?
At the news of regime change in Libya, the price of oil dropped appreciably on the world market. There are Nato Special Forces in Libya now to help protect and ensure the safety of the oil fields.
The dumbest creature in a zoo is aware that more civilians are dying in Syria each day than died in Libya when Gaddafi was in power. But who gives a damn about oppressed Syrians who have no gold, diamond or oil.
Let them die till they discover something of value to the western world. Gaddafi was a marked man long before the rebels took to the streets in Benghazi.
This operation has nothing to do with UN Resolution1973. It’s about greed of western world and arrogance of militarised united Nato.
The sad spectacle unfolding in Libya is double-standard and hypocrisy of the highest order.
The writer is journalist based in Guinea.
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