Friday, October 30, 2015

Benghazi Smokescreen: Hiding Western War Crimes in Libya

Benghazi Smokescreen:
Hiding Western War Crimes in Libya

By Thomas C. Mountain (*)

The recent Benghazi smokescreen produced by the US Congress may have
tried to hide the war crimes committed by the USA and its western
vassals in Libya but reality on the ground has blown all the smoke
away bringing to light who the west really empowered once again, the
Islamic State a.k.a. Da’esh.

Through out the Benghazi hearings no mention was made of the tens of
thousands of Libyans that were massacred by the over 10,000 bombing
raids flow by western pilots, part of a no fly zone enacted even
though there was not a single aerial raid by Gaddafi prior to the
imposition of such. No mention of this at the hearings of course,
the fact that there was absolutely no need for a no fly zone because
there never had been any bombings by Gaddafi of anyone in Libya
during the entire rebellion.

The fraudulent no fly zone was part of a trio of fabricated charges
used to incite international support for a particularly criminal war
that destroyed a country whose people enjoyed a life that was the
envy of their neighbours.

During the golden age of Libyan peace and prosperity under Muammar
Gaddafi and his peoples movement Libya was generally an island of
religious moderation surrounded by neighbours fighting powerful
extremist movements that were the forefathers of today's Islamic
State takfiri/wahabists.

Today's Islamic State leader in what used to be Libya is one Bel
Haj, infamous for his role in recruiting suicide bombers to
slaughter untold thousands of Iraqi Shi’ite during his reign over Al
Queda in Iraq after the US invasion.

During the Libyan rebellion he was recast as an anti Gaddafi patriot
fighting a despotic regime in Libya. Tens of thousands of US made
bombs later and the death of Gaddafi, the man who released him from
prison, Bel Haj is now Caliph of a large chunk of north Africa, once
part of Gaddafi's Jammahariya.

Where do you think Boko Haram in Nigeria is getting its weapons

The other two lies used to whip up international opinion against the
Gaddafi government where so intertwined in an historic racism rooted
deep in the Arab psyche that all it took were broadcasts alleging
Black, African mercenaries were raping Arab women to send hundreds
of thousands of Libyan families fleeing their homes. Yet not one
case of rape has ever been proven never mind Hillary Clinton’s
Viagra fuelled mass rape charges. Of course, this question will
never be raised in the likes of the Benghazi hearings, though an
Amnesty International senior investigator was in Benghazi a week
after the rebellion broke out in 2011 and reported that there had
been no rapes, no African mercenaries and only 110 dead total,
including both sides, before the No Fly Zone was launched under
fraudulent pretexts.

No black mercenaries, no rapes, and no aerial bombardments, the war
against Libya was based entirely on lies. No wonder Pax Americana
had to try so hard to divert attention from anything resembling
scrutiny of what they created, the lawlessness and terrorism in what
was once the state of Libya.

With a homeland under the Islamic State and its Caliph, Bel Haj,
fanatics from the entire region have a haven to rest and recuperate,
and rearm, before returning to the front lines to commit more murder
against apostates and infidels where ever they may be. Boko Haram
has certainly benefited from Libyan arms and Bel Haj’s support.

All the smoke used to dress the Benghazi melodrama and punditry has
blown away for now, and no one in the USA is any wiser about what
really happened in the destruction of a once proud nation, Libya.
For this we can thank the Benghazi smokescreen and those behind the
fog machines, the ever faithful media in the west.

(*)The author, Thomas C. Mountain, is an independent
journalist living and reporting from Eritrea since 2006. He can be
reached via twitter @thomascmountain, on Facebook at
thomascmountain or via email at thomascmountain[AT]


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