This excerpt from Bob Coen and Eric Nadler’s film Shadow War of the Sahara, originally broadcast on the Franco-German channel ARTE, charts the rise of the US military’s AFRICA COMAND (AFRICOM). The video reveals why AFRICOM’s chief critic, Libya’s Mohammar Gaddafi, had to be removed from power for the project to succeed.
Everyone’s in a hurry to say goodbye to the “Lockerbie bomber,” the man convicted of bombing Pan Am 103. But a closer look is warranted—as usual—when the stakes are so high. Was Libya really behind the atrocity, or was some other country or element involved?
And so begins the deluge of “coverage” on the end of Muammar Qaddafi. But will you learn anything substantive about how and why he met his end? Don’t bet on it. However, at WhoWhatWhy, we’ve been providing fresh and unique reporting and analysis about Libya and the West’s murky role over there, from the beginning. If you haven’t been reading us, here’s your chance to catch up. And feel free to share with others.
WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses what’s really going on in Libya—and what NATO and the corporate media won’t tell you about the real motives behind the effort to remove Muammar Qaddafi.
Forget the “humanitarian crisis” that justified the NATO bombing that helped destroy Qaddafi’s regime. It was always about oil and other strategic issues. And the rebels were a wholly owned subsidiary of West, Inc. Here’s the evidence.
The stories we’re hearing that supposedly “justify” the Libyan bombing are getting even more convoluted. Even Congress can’t figure it out. And the media keep on “disinforming” us.
The desperate effort to depose Qaddafi has some new, credible supporters. John Kerry and John McCain give the curious Libyan mission-creep some added muscle. But like the administration, they don’t want to tell us the real reason this is so important.
While the eyes of the US and the world were on Anthony’s wiener, a second salacious story, with far greater potential consequences, began making the rounds. It’s a doozy: Libyan madman Qaddafi ordering his troops to commit mass rape, and dispensing Viagra to ramp up the damage. Even the BBC is rushing into this one. But is it true? New doubts—and new reckless reporting.
Finally, if you look hard enough, you can start seeing the back story to the urgency to remove Qaddafi. It’s an ugly story—and all the ugliness is not on Qaddafi’s side, not by a long shot.
The complicated back story to the “spontaneous uprising” in Libya deserves our attention