It is interesting the difference in what for example the UK’s Foreign Secretary William Hague says about Col. Gaddafi and the President of Syria, even though right at this moment The Syrian President is doing exactly the same thing as Gaddafi. Hmm, lets see, Syria doesn’t have the oil reserves that Libya does.
In 2009, the Libyan leader proposed the nationalization of U.S. oil companies, as well as those of UK, Germany, Spain, Norway, Canada and Italy. It was on January 25 2009, that Muammar Al Gaddafi announced that his country was studying the nationalization of foreign companies due to lower oil prices. He said “The oil-exporting countries should opt for nationalization because of the rapid fall in oil prices. We must put the issue on the table and discuss it seriously. Oil should be owned by the State at this time, so we could better control prices by the increase or decrease in production.”
Of course these statements have worried the main foreign companies operating in Libya: Anglo-Dutch Shell, British Petroleum, U.S. ExxonMobil, Hess Corp., Marathon Oil, Occidental Petroleum and ConocoPhillips, the Spanish Repsol, Germany’s Wintershall, Austria’s OMV , Norway’s Statoil, Eni and Canada’s Petro Canada.
On February 16 2009, Gaddafi took a step further and called on Libyans to back his proposal to dismantle the government and to distribute the oil wealth directly to the 5 million inhabitants of the country. Senior Libyan government officials voted to delay Gaddafi’s plans. Only 64 ministers from a total of 468 Popular Committee members voted for the measure. There were 251 who saw the measures as positive, but chose to delay their implementation. Given the rejection of the Committee, Gaddafi affirmed before a public meeting: “My dream during all these years was to give the power and wealth directly to the people.” We have been told time and time again that Gaddafi is a dictator who robs from his people.
Plans for the Nationalization of the Oil was then put in place and initial discussions where attended by Oil company representatives.
Then a stroke of luck for the Oil companies. Tunisia and Egypt had a popular uprising.
Small protests started in Benghazi, with protesters holding very professional, Photoshopped anti-Gaddafi posters along with signs being held upside down by people not knowing the alphabet placed on the signs. Calls for Gaddafi’s removal was then heard by European Leaders like the UK Prime Minister David Cameron and the French Prime Minister Sarkozy.
Things have escalated with NATO now enforcing a no-fly zone, which is mainly over the important oil facilities, fields and cities, and the “Rebels” selling oil to QATAR. Of course the sale of this oil is illegal under the UN Security Resolutions. The arming of the “Rebels” is also illegal under the UN Security Resolutions.
Today it was announced Italian and French Military Advisers will also be sent to help the “Rebels” along side the UK Military Advisers announced yesterday. This is also illegal under the UN Security Resolutions.
Is the plan to Nationalize the Oil the real reason behind this?
A new start-up, called the eFA League, located in London (UK) which is currently looking for a major partner/sponsor has been in the works for the past 3 months. So far all the Social Media has been created, lower and middle partners/sponsors secured, TV Channel/Company secured, and tens of thousands of people have signed up for it’s pre-selection games.
What is the eFA League?
The eFA League is a competition for football fans and console gamers. Each week of the football season, a team of two contestants, representing each football club in the Premiership(™) will compete in a shadow league of the real division. Points will be accrued across the season. Fixtures mirror those in the real league and competitors will be competing in televised matches at the eFA stadium in London, every weekend. At the end of the season there will be a final and the winning eTeam will win the eFA Cup.
Players will be handsomely reimbursed for their efforts, gaining more money if they win their games. Substantial prizes await the teams who do best at the end of the 38 game season. Imagine taking your supported team into the eStadium arena week in week out and competing against your fiercest rivals.
All games will run in line with the actual Premier League(™) fixture list on a weekly basis. Games are played on Saturday & Sunday. The eFA is an organisation that officially regulates and organises the eFA League along with its commercial partners and the football clubs. The eFA is dedicated to bringing both football fans, ePlayers and the audience a gaming experience like never before seen on TV, as well as the promotion of football.
The opportunity for a company or even investors to be involved in the eFA League by becoming the the major partner right now! Just like the major football competition in the UK is called the ‘Barclays Premier League’, the major partner would be displayed ‘majornamehere eFA League’.
It is envisaged that the first year the eFA League will have a good following, and by the second year it will have grown considerably, and the third year the popularity will be huge. Right now there are over 50,000 people signed up to be selected to represent their favourite football team. Imagine how many will sign up by year 3!
Contact the eFA League via their web site at www.eFALeague.com
eFA League Twitter : @electronicFA
While the West and the media report on how Gaddafi forces are fighting in the streets – well that’s what happens in a civil war doesn’t it? – Rebel forces have been Executing, Beheading, and Mutilating anyone in the Gaddafi Army who Surrender! Proof of this can be seen by the many videos posted on YouTube by these so called rebels. Where is CNN? Where is the BBC?
Double Standards seem to apply : Gaddafi forces are bad for trying to take back cities (even though that is what Government forces do in a civil war), but its okay for the ‘Rebels’ to behave like animals.
Is this an example of things to come ‘if’ the rebels take power?
What happens once Gaddafi is gone, his regime collapses, and the rebels win? When such vacuums emerge, the results are unpredictable, at best. The world needs no further example of the costs of not preparing for the post-combat phase of an intervention than what it has seen in Iraq.
Check out one of these videos at http://youtu.be/VkcMgPsB3Gs and you must be signed into YouTube and be over 18 to view it. More of these videos are listed on the right of the YouTube page.
And the questions of why the West is there hasn’t been really answered has it? Is it because the UK and France have HUGE business investments there? Is it because of Oil? Why not attack these places as people are rising up and their governments are using force to suppress them : Bahrain (because it is the US Navy 7th Fleet Base & a western Allie)? Syria (way too hard and would make thing worse)? Jordan (western Allie), Saudi Arabia (western Allie).
Do you now think Iran or North Korea will give up it’s Nuclear program? Iraq did and was attacked. Libya did and was attacked.
It must also be noted that it was reported by western media that Gaddafi forces used cluster type weapons during the week in the city of Misrata. Headlines now state that Gaddafi forces are using cluster bombs which are banned by most of the international community. What they don’t say is Libya isn’t a signatory to this agreement which is also NOT signed by the USA – another double standard being played out.
The Double Standard in Libya continues . . . .