We quoted a “declaration for a temporary council” as it appeared in Alive in Liby, adding, “The post doesn’t include details.”
But first, a brief digression.
“ Last night the CBC featured a debate with various talking heads pontificating on what’s become a civil war in Libya, and ‘coalition’ intervention”, said p2pnet on Monday, going on, “One of the topics was, in effect: with strife now endemic across the region, why are the US, France, UK, Denmark, Canada, Italy and Qatar — Qatar? Yep — focusing all of their efforts only on Libya?
“There were all kinds of answers, but no one mentioned the dreaded word.
Back to the story, “Leading Libyan opposition figure and executive of Libya’s National Transitional Council (aka ‘Interim Governing Council’, ‘National Transitional Council’, and ‘Libyan National Council’) Mr Mahmoud Jibril (right, with French president Nicolas Sarkozy), is not only a leading proponent of neoliberal ‘trade reform’ in Libya, but he has close links with the US and UK”, says empirestrikesblack.
“This ex-Gaddafi insider studied and taught in the US for several years, and he is head of Libya’s biggest think tank, the National Economic Development Board (NEDB), which was created by US and UK consulting firms in order to further US/UK investment and trade interests in Libya.”
The NEDB was created by “a group of international consulting firms, mainly from the USA and the UK”, says the post, referencing a pdf from the United Nations Public Administration Network.
On January 21 Jibril met with the US Ambassador “who was requesting support for a US trade mission in Libya”, says nit2am, going on, “During the meeting Jibril argued that ‘now is the time for U.S. business to capitalize on opportunities for trade and investment in Libya’.”
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If the Libyan National Council genuinely represented the sovereign will of the Libyan people, its legitimacy wouldn’t be immediately accepted by one of North Africa’s foremost imperial powers – France.
France’s oil giant Total can’t have been too happy about accepting lowered oil output in Libya in 2009.
The Anglo-American powers will not let this revolution play out without doing their damnedest to co-opt it, that’s if they didn’t largely foment it in the first place.
Besides, it looks like they’ve got their man at the helm already.
Says the BBC:
“US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has met Libyan opposition leader Mahmoud Jibril and discussed ways the US can aid efforts to depose embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
“The talks in Paris lasted for about 45 minutes, a US official said but gave no details of what options were discussed.
“The developments came as G8 ministers met in Paris to consider calls for a no-fly zone over Libya.”
Jibril is Libya’s “former minister of national planning and strategic analyst”, says Al Jazeera.
p2pnet – The new Republic of Libya: temporary council, March 5, 2011
Alive in Libya – Translation of the declaration of a temporary council in Libya, March 5, 2011
empirestrikesblack – Libya: The Western-Linked and Backed National Council, and the Hallmarks of War Propaganda, March 17, 2011
p2pnet – ‘Please help us!’ – open letter from Bahrain, March 22, 2011
BBC – Clinton meets Libyan opposition figure Mahmoud Jibril, March 14, 2011
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