What Next for Libya?

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What Next for Libya? – by Stephen Lendman
Jamahiriya loyalists hope he’s alive, not dead. Either way, his bigger than life spirit inspires Libyans and others wanting freedom – not terror bombing, occupation, colonization, pillaging, exploitation, and misery.
NATO’s war on Libya is one of history’s great crimes. Democratic values and truth never had a chance. Responsibility to protect duplicity terrorized and massacred civilians like crazed assassins.
Terror bombing continues daily. So do unspeakable rebel rat atrocities and ravaging Libya’s landscape.
NATO is a rogue killing machine. Coalition partners are complicit in mass murder. Obama, Clinton and those around them are war criminals multiple times over.
Gratuitous slaughter, mass destruction, barbarism, lawlessness, and pillaging define their agenda. Libya was raped for profit and regional dominance. No one anywhere should tolerate imperial lawlessness on a scale beyond measure.
Jamahiriya freedom fighters won’t quit until their mother of all struggles is won. With or without Gaddafi, they’ll go on or die trying. Libya belongs to them, not NATO. Exorcising NATO’s killing machine is job one.
On October 23, NSNBC called Gaddafi “larger than life,” believing sadly he’s gone, adding:
“Today is one of the days where I am desperately looking for words.” They can’t explain the depravity of murdering Gaddafi and his son Mutassim. It’s another “outrage of the inhumanity of a war based on the betrayal of all who believe in humanitarian principles and humanity.”
Taking him, however, fuels greater than ever resistance. Libyans want freedom. Gaddafi’s spirit emboldens revolutionary passion.
Bigger than life, he’s with Lumumba, Marti, Fidel, Gandhi, Mao, Trotsky, Lenin, Che, Allende, Marulanda, Aristide, MLK, Malcolm, Mandela, Attaturk, Zapata, Bolivar, Frederick Douglas, and history’s many other prominent and lesser known figures.
Unless somehow he survived, he remains only in spirit. He wasn’t found hiding underground. Nor did he beg rebel rats not to shoot him. In Sirte, he fought openly and valiantly on the front lines with fellow Jamahiriya loyalists.
Official reports of his capture were lies, first one account, then another. None were believable. Nor were alleged liberation day celebrations. Loyalists call it occupation day, a day of shame and mourning.
Video footage showed fake images of thousands assembled euphorically. Last summer’s sham Tripoli liberation was produced weeks earlier in Doha, Qatar. Perhaps this one as well.
On Sunday, hundreds of rebel rats rallied. Libyan loyalists wouldn’t come out with no reason to celebrate a scourge they won’t tolerate.
Counterpsyops cited an unnamed reporter saying he “didn’t see a SINGLE local out on the streets celebrating the ‘new Libya.’ ”
NSNBC believes tribal leaders elected Saif Islam Gaddafi their new leader. If he’s killed, another will replace him. Loyalists have many heros, including two or three remaining sons – Mohammed Saidi, Hannibal, and perhaps military commander Khamis.
Reported captured or killed several times, he turned up alive and well. If in custody or dead now, rebel rats would display him. No images suggests he leads his Khamis Brigade in battle.
“Fighting in Sabah, Bani Walid, Sirte, Benghazi, Tripoli,” and other cities throughout Libya show loyalists won’t quit until free. Gaddafi’s spirit in their hearts and minds won’t tolerate less. Tribal leaders want revenge. So do millions of Libyans.
A Final Comment
October 20 events didn’t liberate Libya. It’s the beginning, not end, of protracted struggle perhaps for years.
On October 23, Obama duplicitously “congratulated the people of Libya on today’s declaration of liberation. After four decades of brutal dictatorship and eight months of deadly conflict, the Libyan people can now celebrate their freedom and the beginning of a new era of promise.”
Obama’s the embodiment of evil, an inveterate liar, a serial killer, and war criminal multiple times over. He matched the worst of Bush and exceeded him. Libyans and free people everywhere revile him. One day they’ll have the last word.
Liberation never comes easily or quickly. For sure, it’s worth protracted struggle to achieve, no matter the cost.
Gaddafi was no coward or quitter. Neither are Libyans and others throughout North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.
Their liberating struggle continues. It won’t end until America’s imperial scourge is vanquished, and NATO’s consigned to the dustbin of history. It’s just a matter of time.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.
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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.