4 April 2016: The prime minister of the General National Congress (GNC), Khalifa Ghwell, has finally rescinded his threats to violently force the new unity Government of National Accord (GNA) out and fled to his hometown, the coastal city of Misrata.
The General National Congress, or GNC, has controlled Tripoli since the violent Libya Dawn uprising in 2014. Meanwhile the new Western backed Government of National Accord, which enjoys international recognition, is beginning to consolidate power, first over the capital, then over the rest of the country, particularly the resistant east.
Prime Minister-designate Fayez Sarraj has already entered negotiations with some of the eastern-based institutions to begin to formally integrate the two sets of oil and financial organizations.
Much of the opposition in the east has come from supporters of Gen. Khalifa Hifter, who leads the anti-Islamist Libya National Army and has protected the Tobruk-based government for the past two years. The general sees his power threatened by the new U.N.-brokered arrangement, and his allies have blocked its approval in the House of Representatives. He is in negotiations with the new western backed government and the UN promise to release 65 billion dollars in frozen Libyan funds to the new government is a strong inducement.
If a deal can be reached the new government should be in control and ready for the anticipated May offensive against the Islamic State and Islamic Extremists.
April 1, 2016
Both governments in Libya have rejected the internationally sponsored and recognized Unity Government that moved to a naval base in Tripoli from Tunisia March 30th. The naval base is the home of British, Italian, French, American, Egyptian and Jordanian special forces which have been in Libya since January preparing for the move.
France and Italy have created a National Unity Government for Libya with UN officials and American and British backing. Both of the existing governments in Libya have rejected being forced to accept this foreign creation, however the UN has recognized their creation as the only legitimate government for Libya and the US and EU instead of recognizing the division of Libya into the two presently existing governmental areas are intent on bringing this new entity into full control of all of Libya. The excuse to force a French Italian puppet government on Libya is of course Islamic Extremism.
It was prophesied thousands of years ago that in the latter days a New Europe would arise and would control Libya. Today Libya is vital to Europe as a source of petroleum products and the resent steps by France and Italy besides being of vital national interests are fulfilling God’s Word.
The prospects of the new Libyan National Unity Government are not as far fetched as one would first think.
The two different existing governments in Libya are each coalitions of various armed factions and both are deeply divided. In reality a majority of both competing governments accept the National Unity Government, but small groups of hard liners within each government are resisting that move.
Now that the Unity Government is settled in a western controlled Libyan naval base in Tripoli, they will undoubtedly reach out to the majority of moderates in the two existing governments to join them, while the hard liners will be labeled as “terrorists.” This process will be ongoing over the next month or two.
A strong Libyan force answerable to the Unity Government is already in training in neighboring countries and at the right time, backed by western special forces and air power they will destroy Islamic Extremism in Libya and establish a stable country amiable to France and Italy.
Of the 3,000 emails released from Hillary Clinton’s private email server in late 2015 dated April 2, 2011, one reads in part: “Qaddafi’s government holds 143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver. This gold was accumulated prior to the current rebellion and was intended to be used to establish a pan-African currency based on the Libyan golden Dinar. This plan was designed to provide the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French franc (CFA)”. French intelligence officers discovered this plan shortly after the current rebellion began, and this was one of the factors that influenced President Nicolas Sarkozy’s decision to commit France to the attack on Libya.
According to these individuals, Sarkozy’s plans were driven by the following issues:
l A desire to gain a greater share of Libyan oil production,
l increase French influence in North Africa,
l improve his internal political situation in France,
l provide the French military with an opportunity to reassert its position in the world
In 2011, Sarkozy reportedly called the Libyan leader a threat to the financial security of the world. How could this tiny country of six million people pose such a threat? It is banks, not governments that create most of the money in Western economies.This has been going on for centuries, through the process called “fractional reserve” lending. Originally, the reserves were in gold. In 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt replaced gold domestically with central bank-created reserves, but gold remained the reserve currency internationally.
In 1944, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) were created to unify this bank-created money system globally. An IMF ruling said that no paper money could have gold backing. A money supply created privately as debt at interest requires a continual supply of debtors; and over the next half century, most developing countries wound up in debt to the IMF.
The loans came with strings attached, including “structural adjustment” policies involving austerity measures and privatisation of public assets [Enabling the Western establishment to gobble them up]. After 1944, the US dollar traded interchangeably with gold as global reserve currency. When the US was no longer able to maintain the dollar’s gold backing in the 1970s, it made a deal with OPEC to “back” the dollar with oil, creating the “petro-dollar.” Oil would be sold only in US dollars, which would be deposited in Wall Street and other international banks.
In 2001, dissatisfied with the shrinking value of the dollars that OPEC was getting for its oil, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein broke the pact and sold oil in euros. Regime change swiftly followed, accompanied by widespread destruction of the country.
In Libya, Qaddafi also broke the pact; but he did more than just sell his oil in another currency. As these developments are detailed by Denise Ryne “For decades, Libya and other African countries had been attempting to create a pan-African gold standard. Libya’s Qaddafi and other heads of African States had wanted an independent, pan-African, “hard currency.” Under al-Qaddafi’s leadership, African nations had convened at least twice for monetary unification plans.
The countries discussed the possibility of using the Libyan dinar and the silver dirham as the only possible money to buy African oil. Until the recent US/NATO invasion, the gold dinar was issued by the Central Bank of Libya (CBL). The Libyan bank was 100% state-owned and independent. Foreigners had to go through the CBL to do business with Libya.
The CBL issued the dinar, using the country’s 143.8 tons of gold. Libya’s Qaddafi conceived and financed a plan to unify the sovereign States of Africa with one gold currency. In 2004, a pan-African Parliament laid plans for the African Economic Community – with a single gold currency by 2023. African oil-producing nations were planning to abandon the petro-dollar, and demand gold payment for oil/gas. Qaddafi had done more than organise an African monetary coup. He had demonstrated that financial independence could be achieved.
His greatest infrastructure project, the Great Man-made River, was turning arid regions into a breadbasket for Libya. That could explain why this critical piece of infrastructure was destroyed in 2011. The goal of US military intervention was to disrupt an emerging pattern of independence and a network of collaboration within Africa that would facilitate increased African self-reliance. This is at odds with the geostrategic and political economic ambitions of extra-continental European powers, namely the US.
Whether salvaging central banking and the corrupt global monetary system were truly among the reasons for Gaddafi’s overthrow may never be known for certain – at least not publicly. There, the matter would have remained suspicious but unverified like so many stories of fraud and corruption, but for the publication of Hillary Clinton’s emails after an FBI probe. They add substantial weight to Newman’s suspicions: violent intervention was not chiefly about the security of the people. It was about the security of global banking, money and oil.
With American help, prophecy is being fulfilled before our eyes. France and Italy will soon have control of Libya and will bring that prize with them when the New Europe is formed.
Egypt and Ethiopia are American client states existing in today’s financial conditions on American largess, and when the US economy comes to the point of collapse they will also fall under the influence and control of the soon coming New Europe. The tribulation will begin with the occupation of Jerusalem; it is quite possible that control of Egypt could take a little more time to bring about.
January 23, 2016
In spite of repeated American denials that the US has been collaborating with Russia in the Syrian arena, Russia is joining a multination operation in Libya The coming out took place when Russia joined an American operation to rid Libya of Islamic Extremists.
The operation will destroy Islamic Extremists in Libya, thus securing the Western flank of Egypt, and will be a dress rehearsal for the upcoming operations in Syria – Iraq.
A combined force of some 500 US, Russian, French and Italian Special Forces quietly landed at the military base south of Tobruk near the Libyan-Egyptian frontier. After preparing the ground they are now waiting the arrival of some 1,000 British SAS troops. The joint US-Russian war offensive in Libya, may be seen as an extension of their expanding military partnership in Syria
The initial landing point is located some 85 miles east of Darnah, the capitol of Islamic State in Libya and the power centre of Islamic extremist Libyan Islamic groups in Libya including Ansar al Sharia. The forces landed in Libya on the Egyptian side of Darnah to prevent the escape of extremists into the Egyptian desert.
The initial landing is to be followed up by large-scale US, British and other allied landings over teh coming days and an offensive accompanied by heavy aerial bombing, close air support and special forces actions is awaiting an order of execution. Cruise missiles strikes will also be launched from US, British, French and Italian warships on the Mediterranean.
This is a combined offensive on the Libyan; ISIS, Al Qaeda, Ansar al-Sharia and other radical Islamist organizations.
Large-scale US, British, Russian and French marines will deploy for the operation. Part of the Russian incentive is an Obama promise of the revoking of Western sanctions on Russia over Ukraine.
The plan calls for one group to be dropped ashore from the Gulf of Sidra (see map) to seize the town of Sirte, a city of 50,000, where ISIS has located its central military command center in Libya.
Part of this force will then head south to take over Tripoli and its oil fields 230 miles away and reinstate Libya’s central government, which had been exiled to Tobruk. On its way to Tripoli, the force will take control of three extremist controlled towns: Misrata, Zliten and Khoms.
The second task force will head north to capture the eastern Libyan capital of Benghazi, seizing Ras Lanuf, 120 miles east of Sirte on the way. A second marine force will meanwhile land in eastern Libya to capture the radical Islamist stronghold of Darnah, a port city with 150,000 inhabitants.
The special map published by Debka shows details of the planned operation.
Once the Islamic Extremists have been eradicated from Libya, a surge of forces will head for Iraq / Syria where an offensive to liberate Mosul and Raqqa has been promised to begin as soon as possible.
US VP Biden met with Israeli leader Netanyahu to brief him on the actions so that he can be prepared for violence from Sinai Gaza. Israel then deployed batteries of 155 mm artillery to the Gaza border.
The process in Libya and Iraq / Syria is likely to take a few months and is likely to result in another Israeli war on the Gaza militants as well, and that conflict is planned to spread to Hezbollah; in fact the over all plan is to completely wipe out Islamic Extremism, opening the way for a regime change in Syria, while also changing the regime in Iran.
These changes plus an early Israeli election will reset the regional realities towards a genuine peace dialogue and peace agreement. Please see the January News page for more.