Saturday, April 16, 2011

The West Versus China: The Reason for Regime Change in Libya

By Patrick Henningsen

The question as to why US-led NATO forces are determined to engineer a regime change in Libya is now becoming clear. While media pundits and political experts still argue over whether the Libyan rebel gangs are actually being backed and directed by US, UK and Israel intelligence agencies, broader long-range Western policy objectives for Libya are being completely ignored.

One only has to read the strategic briefings in U.S. AFRICOM documents to realise the true endgame in Libya: the control of valuable resources and the eviction of China from North Africa.

When the US formed AFRICOM in 2007, some 49 countries signed on to the US military charter for Africa but one country refused: Libya. ...

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This article includes a link to an RT interview with Regan Administration Official, Paul Craig Roberts, who provides a pithy assessment of the war in Libya.

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