A meeting of more than 200 African kings and traditional rulers meet Colonel Gaddafi to discuss African unity in 2008.

On October 20, 2011, Libyan leader Colonel Muamar Gaddafi was reported to have been captured by Western-backed rebels in his home town of Sirte, allegedly hiding in a drain with his bodyguards, the rebels claim that he died of his wounds later, but the main story in this tragic conflict is that the West has sent a clear message to any leader in the non-western world that if they resist the West’s global design for dominance, they to will be invaded by NATO and eventually killed.

It is probably not important at this time to work out whether mainstream media reports and the information from the western-backed rebels in Libya is accurate or even truthful. What is important, is that the West has sent a message to all leaders in the non-western world, resist and you will be taken out.

Remembering the real reasons for the invasion

Let us remind ourselves about what is at stake here.

The Libyan National Oil  Corporation (NOC) is ranked 25 among the world’s top 100 oil companies.

According to the The Energy Intelligence, a publishing organisation which specialises in publications on the energy industry, the world’s top 100 energy companies “…are the most important energy companies in the world and control 87% of world petroleum production, 85% of reserves, 87% of products sales and 74% of refining capacity.” (Read The West’s battle for Libya’s oil)

In an article on the Global Research website, Professor Michel Chossudovsky said that Libya has 3.5% of the global oil reserves, which is more than twice that of the US, and that Libya is the largest oil economy in Africa, with ten times greater proven reserves than Egypt.

Chossudovsky also said that China is playing a significant role in the Libyan oil industry with 11% of Libyan oil exported to the country. America is fighting a new Cold War to prevent China from having any political influence in North Africa. (Read Another war for oil: UN approves Libyan no fly zone and military action)

In September, the West did not even attempt to hide their naked imperialist ambitions in Libya when western leaders attended the “Friends of Libya” conference held in Paris, where the future of Libya’s oil was being discussed and agreed upon by Western nations and the new western-backed Libyan rebel government. Note, that the Libyan people had no say in how their own resources was going to be used. (Read The Western looting of Libya’s resources begins)

Evidence of lies and Western terrorism

From the outset the Western media told lie after lie after lie regarding Gaddafi’s alleged attack on his own people and alleged killings of those who opposed him. It was a humanitarian intervention we were told.

Yet it it was NATO dropping depleted uranium (DU) on Libyans, with devastating poisonous toxic effects. It was NATO, according to Russian doctors in Libya, who were eyewitnesses to the bombings, that deliberately targeted civilian infrastructures, including residential areas and hospitals. (Read Humanitarian intervention from hell: Liberating Libyans with poisoned weapons)

It was NATO that bombed a heavily populated civilian area, in the city of Zliten, in the district of Misurata, killing 85 people, including 33 children, 32 women and 20 men.

No evidence of Gaddafi’s crimes

Just as with the war in Iraq, where no weapons of mass destruction was found, human rights organisation Amnesty International sent a team to Libya to investigate claims that Colonel Gaddafi was using rape as a weapon of war and bombed civilians, and found no evidence to support the news stories which has been reported in the mainstream media. (Read Libya Update: No evidence of rape says Amnesty International)

Gaddafi & Western trade deals

Just as the West armed and supported former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, they also supported Gaddaffi.  Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), said that UK weapons, including tear gas, sniper rifles and crown control ammunition was being sold to Libya under Gaddafi rule. The Guardian reported that Italy, France and the UK were the top three EU countries which sold arms to Libya between 2005 and 2009. (Read Another war for oil: UN approves Libyan no fly zone and military action)

Gaddafi’s biggest error was believing that he could trade with the West on equal terms whilst promoting a unified African trading zone, a single African currency and a united African military force to deal with Africa’s problems. (Read Preventing African independence: Why the West wants Gaddafi out)

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair met Colonel Gaddafi in May 2007 to establish oil deals under BP. Gadaffi’s double dealings with the West would spell the end for his vision of a united Africa.

Former US congresswoman, Cynthia McKinney, is opposed to the US-NATO war in Libya and led a delegation to that country in May-June to witness the damage caused by these forces.

McKinney, noted that Gaddafi had shared the oil profits of Libya with Libyans to create free access to education and health-care, a $33 billion project, supplying 70% of Libyans with clean water, irrigation water, gas and oil.

Gaddafi was responsible for financing the creation of Africa’s first communication satellite in 2007, which prevented Western telecommunications companies from charging extortionate prices, and made communications cheaper for 45 African countries, saving them $500 million annually in interest alone to Western companies.

A Western-controlled rebel force

What about these courageous rebel forces who have been supported by the West, who are they?

The National Front for the Salvation of Libya (NFSL) is funded by Britain, and even held a conference in Britain in 2005.  The movement was formed by Colonel Jaafar Nimieri, who is  known to be a CIA operative. The NFSL held its national congress in the United States, in 2007.

The Arab Spring, covered by the Western mainstream media is actually heavily controlled and influenced by the US behind the scenes in a battle to prevent China from asserting any dominance in that region.

Former NATO Commander Chief General Wesley Clark stated in 2001, that the war in Iraq was part of a five-year campaign plan to bring seven countries under America’s sphere of dominance, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan. Mere coincidence cannot explain how ten years after Clark said this America has invaded, Iraq Libya, deliberately fractured Sudan into two countries (read How the West divided Sudan), is supporting Kenya to invade Somalia and trumping up false charges to invade Iran and Syria.

The return of naked Western imperialism

Western Imperialism never ended with the so call independence of the former colonies. Western intelligence organisations have a long history of covert and military terrorism against independent leaders in Africa and the Middle East. (Read Dizzee Rascal would be bonkers to play Bond)

Gaddafi’s death at the hands of the rebels, and the subsequent graphic pictures which was beamed around the world by the mainstream media was disturbing. Just like when Saddam Hussein was hanged for crimes against humanity, just like when Osama Bin Laden was allegedly killed by US forces, the pictures serve as a reminder to those who dare challenge Western power.

More disturbingly these deaths are inflicted upon non European leaders, reminding us that racist lynching is back taking on a new form through the UN and NATO. Now the Klux Klan do not have to wear hoods, or speak about white supremacy. Under the guise of humanitarian intervention and the war on terrorism, these international racists can murder any African, Arab or Asian leader that they see fit. What is the most disturbing thing is that the recolonisation of Africa is being carried out under the leadership of a black president of the United States. (Read The empire strikes back: America plan Africa re-colonisation)

Is resistance futile? Will leaders rise up and continue to oppose the West? History teaches us that oppression and empires always breeds new champions of justice, new leaders who will face death to defend genuine humanitarian values against tyrants and mass murderers.

Gaddafi may be dead, but his ideals of African unity is still alive in the minds of many Africans.

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