[Marxism] Query on Libya

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Jul 28 08:23:38 MDT 2011


The pro-Qaddafi Thomas Mountain wrote the following in yesterday's 
Counterpunch:

What seem to have finally tipped the balance in favor of direct 
western military intervention was the reported demand by Gadaffi 
that the USA oil companies who have long been major players in the 
Libyan petroleum industry were going to have to compensate Libya 
to the tune of tens of billions of dollars for the damage done to 
the Libyan economy by the USA instigated "Lockerbie Bombing" 
sanctions imposed by the UN inSecurity Council [sic] throughout 
the 1990's into early 2000's. This is based on the unearthing of 
evidence that the CIA paid millions of dollars to witnesses in the 
Lockerbie Bombing trial to change their stories to implicate Libya 
which was used as the basis for the very damaging UN sanctions 
against Libya. The government of the USA lied and damaged Libya so 
the USA oil companies were going to have to pay up to cover the 
cost of their governments actions. Not hard to see why Gadaffi had 
to go isn't it?

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Does anybody know what Mountain is talking about? What evidence is 
there that American oil companies "were going to have to 
compensate Libya to the tune of tens of billions of dollars for 
the damage done to the Libyan economy"?




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