British Parliament Confirms Libya War Was Based On Lies … Turned Nation Into a “Shit Show” … Spread Terrorism

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Parliamentary Report Confirms What the Alternative Media Has Been Saying for Years

The UK Parliament just confirmed what the alternative media has been saying for years.

Specifically, a new report from the bipartisan House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee – based on interviews with all of the key British decision-makers, review of documents, and on-the-ground investigations in Africa – found that the Libyan war was based on lies, that it destroyed the country, and that it spread terrorism far and wide.

The War Based On Bogus Intelligence … Like the Iraq War

Initially, the report finds that the threat to civilians from Libyan  government forces was dramatically overstated:

Former French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé, who introduced Resolution 1973 [imposing a no-fly zone over Libya, and laying the groundwork for overthrowing the government], asserted in his speech to the Security Council that “the situation on the ground is more alarming than ever, marked by the violent re-conquest of cities”. He stressed the urgency of the situation, arguing that “We have very little time left—perhaps only a matter of hours.” Subsequent analysis suggested that the immediate threat to civilians was being publicly overstated and that the reconquest of cities had not resulted in mass civilian casualties.

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The proposition that Muammar Gaddafi would have ordered the massacre of civilians in Benghazi  [which was the basis for the West’s war to overthrow Gaddafi] was not supported by the available evidence. The Gaddafi regime had retaken towns from the rebels without attacking civilians in early February 2011 …. Gaddafi regime forces targeted male combatants in a civil war and did not indiscriminately attack civilians. More widely, Muammar Gaddafi’s 40-year record of appalling human rights abuses did not include large-scale attacks on Libyan civilians.

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On 17 March 2011, Muammar Gaddafi announced to the rebels in Benghazi, “Throw away your weapons, exactly like your brothers in Ajdabiya and other places did. They laid down their arms and they are safe. We never pursued them at all.” Subsequent investigation revealed that when Gaddafi regime forces retook Ajdabiya in February 2011, they did not attack civilians. Muammar Gaddafi also attempted to appease protesters in Benghazi with an offer of development aid before finally deploying troops.

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An Amnesty International investigation in June 2011 could not corroborate allegations of mass human rights violations by Gaddafi regime troops. However, it uncovered evidence that rebels in Benghazi made false claims and manufactured evidence. The investigation concluded that

much Western media coverage has from the outset presented a very one-sided view of the logic of events, portraying the protest movement as entirely peaceful and repeatedly suggesting that the regime’s security forces were unaccountably massacring unarmed demonstrators who presented no security challenge.

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In short, the scale of the threat to civilians was presented with unjustified certainty. US intelligence officials reportedly described the intervention as “an intelligence-light decision”.

Just like the ginned up intelligence used to justify the Iraq war. And the “humanitarian wars” waged over the last couple of decades.

The Libyan Government Was Fighting Terrorists

The report also notes that the Libyan government really was – as Libyan dictator Gaddafi claimed at the time – fighting Islamic terrorists:

Intelligence on the extent to which extremist militant Islamist elements were involved in the anti-Gaddafi rebellion was inadequate.

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Abdelhakim Belhadj and other members of the al-Qaeda affiliated Libyan Islamic Fighting Group were participating in the rebellion in March 2011.

Secret intelligence reports from 2011, written before and during the illegal US-led attack on Libya and recently obtained by the Washington Times, state:

There is a close link between al Qaeda, Jihadi organizations, and the opposition in Libya…

Indeed, the Libyan rebel commander admitted at the time that his fighters had links to Al Qaeda.  And see this.

We reported in 2012:

The U.S. supported opposition which overthrew Libya’s Gadaffi was largely comprised of Al Qaeda terrorists. According to a 2007 report by West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center’s center, the Libyan city of Benghazi was one of Al Qaeda’s main headquarters – and bases for sending Al Qaeda fighters into Iraq – prior to the overthrow of Gaddafi:

The Hindustan Times reported last year:

“There is no question that al Qaeda’s Libyan franchise, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, is a part of the opposition,” Bruce Riedel, former CIA officer and a leading expert on terrorism, told Hindustan Times.

It has always been Qaddafi’s biggest enemy and its stronghold is Benghazi.

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(Incidentally, Gaddafi was on the verge of invading Benghazi in 2011, 4 years after the West Point report cited Benghazi as a hotbed of Al Qaeda terrorists. Gaddafi claimed – rightly it turns out – that Benghazi was an Al Qaeda stronghold and a main source of the Libyan rebellion.  But NATO planes stopped him, and protected Benghazi.)

The Daily Mail reported in 2014:

A self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn’t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier.

‘The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,’ Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline.

She blamed the Obama administration for failing to stop half of a $1 billion United Arab Emirates arms shipment from reaching al-Qaeda-linked militants.

‘Remember, these weapons that came into Benghazi were permitted to enter by our armed forces who were blockading the approaches from air and sea,’ Lopez claimed. ‘They were permitted to come in. … [They] knew these weapons were coming in, and that was allowed..

‘The intelligence community was part of that, the Department of State was part of that, and certainly that means that the top leadership of the United States, our national security leadership, and potentially Congress – if they were briefed on this – also knew about this.’

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‘The White House and senior Congressional members,’ the group wrote in an interim report released Tuesday, ‘deliberately and knowingly pursued a policy that provided material support to terrorist organizations in order to topple a ruler [Muammar Gaddafi] who had been working closely with the West actively to suppress al-Qaeda.’

‘Some look at it as treason,’ said Wayne Simmons, a former CIA officer who participated in the commission’s research.

The West and Its Allies Directly Supported and Armed the Rebels

The UK report confirms that the West and its allies directly supported and armed the rebels:

The combat performance of rebel ground forces was enhanced by personnel and intelligence provided by states such as the UK, France, Turkey, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. For example, Lord Richards told us that the UK “had a few people embedded” with the rebel forces.

Resolution 1973 called on United Nations member states to ensure the “strict implementation of the arms embargo”. However, we were told that the international community turned a blind eye to the supply of weapons to the rebels. Lord Richards highlighted “the degree to which the Emiratis and the Qataris … played a major role in the success of the ground operation.” For example, Qatar supplied French Milan anti­tank missiles to certain rebel groups. We were told that Qatar channelled its weapons to favoured militias rather than to the rebels as a whole.

The REAL Motivation for War

The real motivation for the war?  The Parliamentary report explains:

A further insight into French motivations was provided in a freedom of information disclosure by the United States State Department in December 2015. On 2 April 2011, Sidney Blumenthal, adviser and unofficial intelligence analyst to the then United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, reported this conversation with French intelligence officers to the Secretary of State:

According to these individuals Sarkozy’s plans are driven by the following issues:

  1. A desire to gain a greater share of Libya oil production,
  2. Increase French influence in North Africa,
  3. Improve his internal political situation in France,
  4. Provide the French military with an opportunity to reassert its position in the world,
  5. Address the concern of his advisors over Qaddafi’s long term plans to supplant France as the dominant power in Francophone Africa.

The sum of four of the five factors identified by Sidney Blumenthal equated to the French national interest. The fifth factor was President Sarkozy’s political self-interest.

Gaddafi Tried to Step Down … But the West Insisted On Violent Regime Change

Gaddafi had offered to hand over power, but the West instead wanted violent regime change. (The British report notes: “By the summer of 2011, the limited intervention to protect civilians had drifted into an opportunist policy of regime change.”)

The Parliamentary report notes that Gaddaffi may have been attempting to flee the country when he was killed:

Muammar Gaddafi might have been seeking an exit from Libya in February and March 2011. On 21 February 2011, for example, Lord Hague told reporters that he had seen credible information that Muammar Gaddafi was on his way to exile in Venezuela. Concerted action after the telephone calls conducted by Mr Blair might have led to Muammar Gaddafi’s abdication and to a negotiated solution in Libya. It was therefore important to keep the lines of communication open. However, we saw no evidence that the then Prime Minister David Cameron attempted to exploit Mr Blair’s contacts.

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Political options were available if the UK Government had adhered to the spirit of Resolution 1973, implemented its original campaign plan and influenced its coalition allies to pause military action when Benghazi was secured in March 2011. Political engagement might have delivered civilian protection, regime change and reform at lesser cost to the UK and to Libya. If political engagement had been unsuccessful, the UK and its coalition allies would not have lost anything. Instead, the UK Government focused exclusively on military intervention. In particular, we saw no evidence that it tried to exploit former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s contacts and influence with the Gaddafi regime.

The U.S. and France were also hell-bent on regime change.  And the New York Times confirms that Hillary Clinton is largely responsible for the violent regime change in Libya.

Why Should We Care?

Why should we care?

Well, the House of Commons report confirms that the Libyan war has wrecked the country:

The Libyan economy generated some $75 billion of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2010. This economy produced an average annual per capita income of approximately $12,250, which was comparable to the average income in some European countries. [The former Indian representative to the U.N. notes that, before the war, Libya had less of its population in poverty than the Netherlands.  Libyans had access to free health care, education, electricity and interest-free loans, and women had great freedoms that were applauded by the U.N. Human Rights Council]. Libyan Government revenue greatly exceeded expenditure in the 2000s. … The United Nations Human Development Report 2010—a United Nations aggregate measure of health, education and income—ranked Libya as the 53rd most advanced country in the world for human development and as the most advanced country in Africa.

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In 2014, the most recent year for which reliable figures are available … the average Libyan’s annual income had decreased from $12,250 in 2010 to $7,820.  Since 2014, Libya’s economic predicament has reportedly deteriorated. Libya is likely to experience a budget deficit of some 60% of GDP in 2016. The requirement to finance that deficit is rapidly depleting net foreign reserves, which halved from $107 billion in 2013 to $56.8 billion by the end of 2015. Production of crude oil fell to its lowest recorded level in 2015, while oil prices collapsed in the second half of 2014. Inflation increased to 9.2% driven by a 13.7% increase in food prices including a fivefold increase in the price of flour. The United Nations ranked Libya as the world’s 94th most advanced country in its 2015 index of human development, a decline from 53rd place in 2010.

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In 2016, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimated that out of a total Libyan population of 6.3 million, 3 million people have been impacted by the armed conflict and political instability, and that 2.4 million people require protection and some form of humanitarian assistance. In its World Report 2016, Human Rights Watch stated that Libya is

heading towards a humanitarian crisis, with almost 400,000 people internally displaced and increasing disruption to basic services, such as power and fuel supplies. Forces engaged in the conflict continued with impunity to arbitrarily detain, torture, unlawfully kill, indiscriminately attack, abduct and disappear, and forcefully displace people from their homes. The domestic criminal justice system collapsed in most parts of the country, exacerbating the human rights crisis

People-trafficking gangs exploited the lack of effective government after 2011, making Libya a key transit route for illegal migration into Europe and the location of a migrant crisis. In addition to other extremist militant groups, ISIL emerged in Libya in 2014, seizing control of territory around Sirte and setting up terrorist training centres. Human Rights Watch documented unlawful executions by ISIL in Sirte of at least 49 people by methods including decapitation and shooting. The civil war between west and east has waxed and waned with sporadic outbreaks of violence since 2014. In April 2016, United States President Barack Obama described post-intervention Libya as a “shit show”. It is difficult to disagree with this pithy assessment.

The Parliamentary report confirms that the Libyan war – like the Iraq war – has ended up spreading terrorism around the globe:

Libyan weapons and ammunition were trafficked across North and West Africa and the Middle East.

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The United Nations Panel of Experts appointed to examine the impact of Resolution 1973 identified the presence of ex-Libyan weapons in Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Gaza, Mali, Niger, Tunisia and Syria. The panel concluded that “arms originating from Libya have significantly reinforced the military capacity of terrorist groups operating in Algeria, Egypt, Mali and Tunisia.” In the 2010-15 Parliament, our predecessor Committee noted that the failure to secure the Gaddafi regime’s arms caches had led to “a proliferation of small arms and light weapons, and some heavier artillery, across North and West Africa”. It identified that Libyan small arms had apparently ended up in the hands of Boko Haram militants.

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In January 2014, Egyptian Islamist insurgents used an ex-Libyan MANPAD to shoot down an Egyptian Army helicopter in the Sinai.

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The FCO told us that “Political instability in Libya has led to a permissive environment for terrorist groups in which to operate, including ISIL [i.e. ISIS] affiliated groups”.   Professor Patrick Porter, Professor of Strategic Studies at the University of Exeter, agreed with the FCO analysis, stating that “a lack of effective government is creating opportunities for the Islamic State.”

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ISIL has used its presence in Libya to train terrorists. For example, Sefeddine Rezgui, the gunman who killed Western holidaymakers in Tunisia in June 2015, was trained by ISIL at its base in Sabratha along with the two gunmen who killed 22 tourists at the Bardo museum in Tunis. ISIL’s plans may extend beyond terrorism. Vice-Admiral Clive Johnstone, a Royal Navy officer and NATO commander, commented that

We know they [ISIL] have ambitions to go offshore … There is a horrible opportunity in the future that a misdirected, untargeted round of a very high quality weapons system will just happen to target a cruise liner, or an oil platform, or a container ship.

And the UK report confirms that the Libyan war has created a tidal wave of refugees:

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimated that some 1 million migrants were present in Libya in June 2016. This estimate comprised 425,000 internally displaced Libyans, 250,000 non-Libyan migrants and 250,000 returnees. Most non-Libyan migrants travelled from West Africa, the Horn of Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. The most common countries of origin for non-Libyan migrants were Niger, Egypt, Chad, Ghana and Sudan. Between 1 January and 31 May 2016, 47,851 migrants arrived in Italy after crossing the Mediterranean from Libya. A similar number of migrants attempted the crossing over the same period in 2015. Despite the increased resources committed to Operation Triton, however, crossing the Mediterranean is becoming increasingly hazardous for migrants transiting through Libya. The IOM recorded 2,061 migrants as dead or missing between 1 January and 31 May 2016, which showed a 15% increase in fatalities compared with the same period in 2015.

In other words – just like the Iraq war – the Libyan war was based on fake intelligence, was carried out for reasons having little to do with national security or protecting civilians, destroyed a nation and created a “shit show”, spread terrorism far and wide, and created waves of refugees.

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  • gmatch

    We need a new Nuremberg to hang the Brits and the Americans who murdered those people.

    • RLTMLT

      One in the same, Anglo influence has remained a constant in the U.S., even following the government’s move from their initial home in New York City to their current home in Washington DC, to date an unincorporated land mass controlled by the U.S. Congress whose citizens are denied the same rights guaranteed to Americans living outside this sacred private zone. Many American Presidents have been summed to Britain when they strayed too far from the pack, Obama being the most recent during the Brexit vote ! The so called war of independence was sold to early Americans along with a Constitution that was totally based on the British legal system of the time. British interest have remained active in this country fighting the creation of a national bank that would replace the power of British banking interests. In the second half of the nineteenth century Britain was feeding the fires of rebellion in the Southern States, a war that has continued until today with massive discontent remaining among Black citizens. Americans have committed to two World Wars to protect their British Masters, given our geographical position strategically located between two of the planet’s largest oceans, this was a sacrifice that served no real purpose for America and certainly didn’t justify the death of thousands of American Soldiers in two World Wars !
      Foreign citizens, if you think your living conditions have suffered over recent years, don’t look to America for guidance, political leaders in this country want to flood our population with displaced foreign populations when over 25% of our current population are forced to live under a bridge because they can’t even find minimal employment, all our jobs were shipped to China and various other low wage countries in Asia over the past thirty years !

      • Tim Webb

        You miss the central and underlying point; which is that Britain itself has long since fallen under the sway of a globally-distributed financial cabal, which in 1693 contrived both to set up one of the first private central banks, ie the Bank of England; and also to usurp all political authority in this land with the money thus stolen from the citizenry.
        Furthermore, investigate the ethnicity of Britain’s present and most recent Prime Ministers, and your comments will become considerably more compelling.

      • nottoprivy

        I think you’ll find looking through history that the brits are far removed from being or holding any type of mastery over the USA. You need to look into who holds the purse strings and controls the media. A not too subtle hint,they’re about to receive in the future a rather large multi billion dollar stipend called aid. Start looking at the heritage of those bankers.

  • billed

    Plus will send back the 2 Million Muslims that have flooded into Europe as a result of these Wars –

    • fourdemocracy

      Send them to Israel to feed, cloth and give employment. They destroyed them for empire.

  • RSABOERSEUN

    Just like the War on Germany, the lies just did not last as long

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  • ICFubar

    Besides the naked greed of coveting Libya’s light sweet crude oil resources there was a multitude of other reasons. Libya was not a party to the Bank of International Settlements debt-money paradigm of institutional looting by the banking class. Gaddafi, running the most prosperous regime in Africa, was planning and moving towards an African economic union that would use a gold backed Dinar as a common currency, this last being the ultimate heresy. The American Central bankers coveted getting their hands on Libya’s 144 metric tons of gold stashed in London vaults in order to help replace that which they had rehypothecated or otherwise stolen. Gaddafi also declined to join a friends of the E.U. association, which official name escapes me as I type this out. He was an enemy in extremis to the Empire and as such was slated for the death penalty. The rest is history at its saddest. As Pepe Escobar wrote, the Empire “is evil, seriously, elevated to a philosophical category”.

    • fourdemocracy

      Yes..they rob the country they liberate from “terrorists”. Who are the real “terrorists”? Libya also has a huge fresh water reservoir the corporations want. Libya is to be part of the Middle East Union (World World Order government). Of course Israeli Zionists (war mongers to rule the world) will rule the world from Jerusalem (their holy city but no one else). Turkey next country destroyed for empire. They are doing genocide to kill people around the world for their own empire. They want the resources, gold, antiquities, etc.

      Like the Romans they destroy everything for empire. They are ruining the environment as well as causing chaos around the world. Corporate greed by CEOs and bankers have no humanity. Their Corporate Governess doesn’t exist.

      Follow the money and empire goals and it is easy to see who is behind it all…not Muslims or Arabs.

      • RLTMLT

        In later years Gaddafi had also worked to build giant infrastructure projects in Libya that were rejected by the Masters of the universe who have continuously blocked the building and refurbishing of infrastructure in this country. Trillions toward world domination by Western Oligarchs but not a dime to improve the standard of living in countries where their citizens have long been fed the fantasy of an autonomous government !

        • Wally-Jumblatt

          Read John Perkins’ Confessions of an Economic Hitman,
          the US is very happy to build giant infrastructure projects in foreign countries, so long as they are built by American corporations, and the money all goes back to NYC.
          The operational revenue, goes to the wealthy1% in the host country, the debt goes to the people.

      • Tim Webb

        Curious then, that the Founder of this religion stated that His kingdom was not of this world; and that His followers should not store up treasure here below.
        Perhaps you meant they destroy for empire….and catholicism.

        • Johnno

          If you’re going to pin ‘Christianity’ to this then you’d most likely mean Protestantism and specifically American Evangelical Protestantism.

          Catholicism preserved the Kingdom of Israel Christ established, whereby He inherited the Kingdom of David and established Peter as the Minister with the keys to that kingdom holding authority in the King’s absence as Isaiah describes. This succession kept by the Holy Roman pontiffs until His 2nd Coming.

          This meant that Israel and Judaism was defunct. The 12 Apostles symbolically replaced the 12 Tribes of Israel, and the Catholic Church as the New Jerusalem and the bride of Christ. Hence the claims of Jews to the Promised Land etc. is void and their Covenant over ,since rejecting the Messiah, and pretty much fulfilled under Joshua.

          This is why the Catholic Church didn’t lend any heed to the reestablishment of modern Israel, because an Israeli state runs counter to the Church’s claim as the new Israel and the New Jerusalem as the Bride of Christ. The Vatican thus opposed Zionism. Pope Pis X stated ” “Non possumus”–“We cannot.” It was eventually accepted only reluctantly. you can find more under Wikipedia’s ‘Holy See–Israel relations’

          Protestants who reject the Catholic Church, however, had to contend with Biblical prophecies etc that repeatedly refer to ‘Israel’ etc. Where the original Christians understood that this covenant had passed to the Church, the heretics, particularly those under Martin “sin and sin boldly” Luther had to therefore find that ‘Israel’ and therefore have unwittingly allied themselves with the idea of a Modern Jewish State that supposedly is going to rule the world in the end. An interpretation the Catholic Church rejects officially. Though some of its own contemporary members today no doubt influenced by their Americanist culture, with ‘Americanism’ a condemned heresy, might likewise unwittingly lean towards supporting the modern State of Israel (which has nothing in common with the Biblical Israel with no King nor Temple nor sacrifice and adopts secular law) as a regional power, because they too fall for the typical propaganda, or simply for ‘peace’ so that the conflict ends.

  • tjoes

    But, but…. Libya is Hillary’s pride and joy demonstrating “democracy”.

    Like all the rest (7 country in 5 year plan) that have Sharia Law when the US/Israel leaves (except the US ISIS “advisers”)

  • Feudal Peasant

    Finally, Goodbye for ever War Criminal Hillary Clinton.

  • Richard Arlen

    MORE LIES “”FRENCH PLAN “”MY ASS.ITS THE ZIONIST THINK TANKS IN THE U.SWHO DICTATE FOREIGN POLICY FOR THE U.S. AND E.U. THE ENTIRE ME.E.PLAN WAS INADVERTANTLY REVEALED BY THE ZIONIST GEN .WESLEY CLARK BACK IN 06 THAT 7 COUNTRIES BE DESTROYED AND REGIME CHANGE IN 5YRS.THEY ARE ALITTLE OF THE MARK BUT SYRIA IS ABOUT FINISHED AND IRAN IS THE LAST TOG O AND WILL BE ATTACK AT NATANCE AFTERTHE U.S INAUGARATION ON 1/20/17 NO MATTER WHICH CRIMINAL CLINTON OR TRUMP BECOME POTUS!!!!!!

    • fourdemocracy

      Two small countries rule our foreign policy (London Bankers and Israeli Zionists). As President G Washington warned..we should not take on our friend’s perceived enemies going to war, etc since it will destroy us. And it is. Our leaders are not protecting our best interests. Kick them out!!

      • RLTMLT

        I’ve always found it interesting that the founding fathers who constructed our Constitution and associated Bill of Rights chose a civilian led government over one with military leadership and then appointed our most distinguished Army General as our first president ! The last president that Americans have been able to look up to and respect with the possible exceptions of Lincoln, FDR, and Eisenhower !

        • Helen Marshall

          JFK would be in this list if not first murdered…

        • Tim Webb

          Each one of whom was a criminal, too.

    • Tim Webb

      Trump is by no means an overt warmonger, as Clinton is; however, he seems to sing the zionist song with the best of them.

  • Dutch

    Hillary bragging about Khadafy’s murder: ” we saw, we came, he died”. The war criminal said this with a smile! When is this crook going to be in prison?

    • fourdemocracy

      When Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice do. They all belong there. Many in our Congress since they were complicit even when told the truth.

    • Tim Webb

      I would prefer to see her roasting in a specially-adapted chair.

    • Silverado

      I’d love to see Trump bring this up during the debates tonight for a comment from the warmonger neocon Hillary…

    • Peter Peters

      Yes, that is one of the most sickening things we saw on TV, gloating over a human’s death. As far as prison term for anyone like her in America, forget about it. It simply ain’t going to happen till you have a true democracy, that your masters claim you have. But there is a light at the end of this tunnel. The day Russia started defending and saving Syria, it is the day that notice was given to America and her vassals that there will be no more countries destruction by you in the name of your “democracy”. If they ever try again, we’ll have WWIII. Russia (and China) will not back off even if the confrontation could turn nuclear in few first minutes of that war. American population is being told that nuclear war is just as another war, pointing out Hiroshima and Nagasaki as thriving cities after 70 years since the bomb fell on them.Not true, for today’s “bombs” make Hiroshima type look like firecracker. One Satan (as it is called by the west) Russian rocket will take so much destruction to your country, that 3/4 of NYS would be unlivable for thousands of years. That is equal to 106 Chernobyl explosions. Five would eliminate the whole east coast. Apparently they have hundreds of these and then some others. You want war with Russia? Go ahead, make their day.

  • fourdemocracy

    The British were involved also. They are on the UN as an important member but didn’t stop it. Their London bankers were making a fortune.

    • Tim Webb

      So why did the British Parliament reject the US plan for a ground invasion of Syria?
      And thus prevent precisely the same thing happening to them, as had happened to Libya?

      • Peter Armstrong

        The political winds in the UK have changed since Iraq and Libya, and it was held that the lies wouldn’t convince the British public this time. Events in Syria, now, are showing just how nakedly the US is sponsoring and supporting Islamic terrorists. It’s a good thing the Brits kept a little bit of distance, although they still have RAF attack aircraft and SAS units mucking about the region.

  • JoAnne H. Moriarty

    We have been stating the truth (since 2011) that the Libyan war was all a
    false flag based on a lie to control Libya, her wealth and Ghadafi’s
    plan to free Libya from the Zionist Rothschild banking cabal by creating
    a gold backed currency (Dinar) for the continent of Africa. Hillary
    Clinton with the full support of Obama committed war crimes and massive
    atrocities against humanity in Libya. And rightfully so, It has become
    her Achilles heel . We were there, eye witnesses to her war crimes http://www.libyanwarthetruth.com and have become whistle blowers since that time, of course, attacked and blacklisted by this government after escaping from Al Qaeda in Libya (Al Qaeda put into Libya and supported by Hillary Clinton) No wonder the Libyans have dubbed her “The Butcher of Libya”

  • mksharma62

    America is the worst and cruelest imperialist country at present ruled by an oligarchy in the name of democracy. UK and France are but satellites or servants of the same.

  • Bill Rood

    What else is new?

  • Silverado

    More of our…neocon problem in this country. Jail these warmongers for their crimes and all of this goes away…

  • Earthlife

    WIII the beginning stages

  • Westcoastliberal

    Trump needs to make sure this is a huge topic in the next debate. Hilliary is knee deep in this morass and largely responsible for the refugee crisis.