Monday, August 29, 2011

PILLAGING LIBYAN OIL, CASH, AND WATER

Take a Look at These Headlines and Then Consider What the Aggression Against Libya Was Really About. Headlines are in yellow. My comments are in green.

Celebration and Uncertainty” Bloomberg Business Week August 29-September 4 2011 p. 7

 “Libya has the most oil reserves of an African nation…”

“Some Analysts Expect Fast Return to Oil Markets” WSJ August 24 2011 p. A9.

Libya’s national oil company will need to be fundamentally reformed, and until it is, Western oil majors will find it difficult to get operations up and running again”

[MAJIA HERE: In other words, Libya’s publicly owned resources need to be privatized rapidly and in such a way that western oil companies can seize control of the goods]

“Chasing Assets in the Arab Spring” WSJ August 25 2011 p. A1, A11.

In this article we find that “tens of billions of dollars” of Libyan government money was “frozen as a result of political sanctions ordered by the United Nations

And “Some $37 billion of Libyan assets are currently frozen by the U.S. The U.S. Wednesday introduced a resolution to the UN to authorize the transfer of about $1.5 billion of this money to Libya for humanitarian needs. Much of that would be administered by the rebels but some also by nongovernmental organization, a U.S. official said”

 [MAJIA HERE: And what is the US going to do with the other $35.5 billion dollars? I recommend reading Ellen Brown's essay Libya: All About Oil, or All About Banking? http://truthout.org/libya-all-about-oil-or-all-about-banking/1302678000
OF COURSE, IT ISN'T JUST ABOUT STEALING LIBYA'S CASH

“Oil Producers Take Steps to Return: Foreign Firms Face Uncertainty Over Libya’s Governance and Infrastructure After Months of Absence” WSJ August 23 2011, p. A10

“Houston-based Marathon Oil Corp. has had ‘preliminary discussions’ with rebels over the conditions of facilities where it has interests…”

“A BP PLC spokesman said the company was committed to returning to Libya ‘as soon as conditions allow’…”

With the largest proven oil reserves in Africa and its major role in export markets, Libya’s importance to the oil industry and its potential future production present a big lure to international oil companies…

“The pipelines and oil fields in eastern Libya belonging to the rebel controlled Arabian Gulf Co, or Agoco, have been protected by rebel troops, a spokesman said Monday. Before the war, when the company was run by Gadhafi’s government, it normally produced 425,000 barrels of oil a day”

[MAJIA HERE: So, formerly government holdings of oil have been privatized into the hands of the mysterious “rebels.”  One wonders how the rest of the Libyan population feel about that given that their relatively high standard of living was directly subsidized by Libyan oil revenues]

MAJIA HERE: So what else does Libya have that the US and other nations can pillage besides plenty of cash and oil? Fresh water of course, the 21st century’s blue gold.

Libya: Water Emerges as a Hidden Weapon http://simbarusseau.com/libya-water-emerges-as-a-hidden-weapon/
[excerpted] Oil exploration in the southern Libyan desert in the mid-1950s revealed vast quantities of fresh, clean groundwater – this could meet growing national demand and development goals.
Scientists estimate that nearly 40,000 years ago when the North African climate was temperate, rainwater in Libya seeped underground forming reservoirs of freshwater.

In 1983, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi initiated a huge civil water works project known as the Great Man-Made River (GMMR) – a massive irrigation project that drew upon the underground basin reserves of the Kufra, Sirte, Morzuk, Hamada and the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer – to deliver more than five million cubic metres of water per day to cities along Libya’s coastal belt.
See also on Libya's water
http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/03/libyas_water_supply

MAJIA HERE: THIS HAS APPARENTLY WORKED OUT SO WELL FOR THE US THAT IT PLANS MORE OF THESE ATTACKS
US Tactics in Libya May Be a Model for Other Efforts. The New York Times. August 29, 2011 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/29/world/africa/29diplo.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha22

And the US and other pillaging nations and corporations need not worry about outrage from Libya's population over the pillaging of their national resources. The depleted uranium used in the assault against Libya will distract the Libyan people with disease and death.
That is correct, nuclear weapons in the form of depleted uranium were used in Libya and will no doubt poison the unfortunate civilian population.http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2011/07/07/nato-using-nuclear-weapons-in-libya

The people running the world’s most powerful countries, militaries, and corporations are sociopaths
Additional resources
http://tv.globalresearch.ca/2011/08/make-no-mistake-nato-committed-war-crimes-libya

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=26255

1 comment:

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