[Marxism] John Pilger article on Libya!
lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Sep 14 09:04:01 MDT 2011
On 9/14/2011 10:54 AM, MARIAN BRAIN wrote:
Bilge from Pilger:
"US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks disclose the West's
panic over Gadaffi's refusal to hand over the greatest reserves of
oil in Africa and his overtures to China and Russia."
During a recent video conference with Georgetown University
students, Muammar al-Qadhafi suggested that Libya and other oil
exporting states could nationalize their oil production in view of
sharply plummeting petroleum prices. Several days later, however,
a senior MFA official assured the visiting Spanish King’s
delegation that Libya does not intend to do so.
Famous for saying the unexpected (a favorite local saying is “from
Libya comes the new”), al-Qadhafi did not disappoint with his
threat to nationalize Libya’s oil production. As with similar
dramatic, headline-grabbing statements on various other subjects
in the past, though, much of what he says and does represents
tactical maneuvering rather than a sincere expression of intent.
While it is never wise to rule out the possibility of seemingly
irrational decisions by the GOL, we are not inclined to believe
that nationalization is being seriously considered.
More bilge from Pilger:
"Unlike his neighbours, Gadaffi had come to power by denying
Western control of his country's natural wealth.
"For this he was never forgiven and the opportunity for his demise
was seized in the usual manner.
"The US historian William Blum has kept the record."
This is like the blind leading the blind...
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