Written by Eliana Benador
When historians will look at the events that began on February 2011, with the Egyptian uprising, they will understand how Western Civilization was being the victim of an incredible and very complex conspiracy. Those of us in the know, have been fearing this could happen maybe in 50 years, but the situation has worsened precipitously during this last year.
It was amazing how world leaders could see the “Arab Spring” unravel as they watched Muslims masses rise against their former dictators as in the Tahrir rally against President Mubarak who, despite all his flaws, has been a great friend of America and the West at large. After all, it was not difficult to see the masses of women in white burkas -most likely for Western consumption- white is linked to innocence, while black is what it is, darkness.
One could also observe many rally participants, men or women, aware and constantly keeping track of the satellites above them, in charge of transmitting not only communication but actually showing them to the rest of the world. Though not done on purpose, but it was a subtle way to keep, otherwise unruly Muslim masses, on check.
Some days later, February 15, 2011, the world was alerted by another explosive situation developing this time in Libya, where rebel forces began a revolt against their strongman, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in an armed conflict to depose him and which was to last several months.
Only nine days thereafter, the UN Security Council moved to unanimously adopt Resolution 1970 condemning any use of “lethal force” by Gaddafi against the insurgents. And, in an unprecedented move, the Security Council swiftly referred Libya to the International Criminal Court.
In an unusual move, from the onset, the UN Security Council ‘expressed grave concern” at the situation in Libya condemning the use of force against civilians. And, for once, they condemned the repression and violations of human rights as well as attempts by the Libyan government to incite violence. The Security Council also welcomed statements of condemnation coming from the Arab League, the African Union, The Organization of the Islamic Conference and the United Nations Human Rights Council. And they announced as well that attacks on protesters would be considered “crimes against humanity.”
Meanwhile, US as part of NATO had their warplanes turn their firepower against ground forces loyal to their former friend, Libya’s, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
As a matter of fact, in America, president Obama even bypassed Congress to wage war in Libya. But, why would the president avoid asking authorization by Congress to send our militay the Libyan rebels?
The political turnaround was astounding. As recently as 2003, and thanks to African nations, Libya had been elected to chair the United Nations Human Rights Commission. America under president Bush complained unsuccessfully to then Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Now we know that even under president G.W. Bush, the expansion of mosques or masjids continued to proliferate actively and silently throughout the American territory.
It was striking that, on February 23rd, 2011, only eight days after the insurgents began operations to remove Colonel Gaddafi, the United Nations already cut ties with Libya’s ruling family. The expeditiousness of the United Nations in doing so was surprising especially because of the close relationship they had -and is indicative that they either wanted or expected the situation to degenerate. The dice were thrown.
Meanwhile, March 25, 2011, wires bring the news that the Libyan insurgency was lead by Abdel-Hakim Al-Hasidi, a former member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) that had killed dozens of Libyan troops in guerrilla attacks. Al-Hasidi fought against what he calls the “foreign invasion” in Afghanistan, but he was captured in Pakistan in 2002, handed to the US and then sent to Libya where he was released in 2008.
In his current capacity as the rebels’ leader, he has admitted that roughly 25 of his ‘fighters’ are “patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists," but added that the "members of al-Qaeda are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader.” Naturally, this begs the question. Which ‘invader’ was this former Al Qaeda terrorist referring to, because Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was one of them and not an invader.
In other words, the American president not only bypassed Congress authorization, but he sent our military to support insurgents who counted the same former Al Qaeda terrorists their brothers-in-arms were fighting in Afghanistan. Boots on the ground or not, those are the facts.
It is very telling of course, that when former Al Qaeda terrorists-turned-Libyan-rebels first appealed for international aid, wealthy and pro-Islamic, sharia-abiding countries, as Qatar and United Arab Emirates, were among the first responders -warplanes from both countries were sent to join the NATO-led military coalition and made sure that critical aid and diplomatic support were supplied for the former Al Qaeda terrorists.
As a matter of fact, Aref Ali Nayed, ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and spokesman for the rebel "stabilization team" currently working out of Dubai, has said that Gulf expertise would be key in areas such as construction and port operations. "This has really been a partnership," he said.
On his part, Mahmoud Jibril, the number two leader in the National Transitional [rebel] Council of Libya, was meeting yesterday in Qatar with international officials to arrange $2.5 billion in funding for an interim government.
On the other hand, British Prime Minister David Cameron has said the U.K. hopes to release about 12 billion pounds ($20 billion) of Libyan assets, while the U.S. says it will soon give Libya's opposition between $1 billion and $1.5 billion in frozen Qaddafi regime assets. The U.S. has said the vast majority of about $37 billion in frozen Libyan assets it holds are in real estate and other property.
As a matter of fact, note that in April 2011, the cost of the Libya War for America was $608 million dollars, according to the Pentagon; that number increased to $896 million dollars by July 31st, also as per the Pentagon. And counting.
The question is: WHY will Obama and his Administration give Libya’s former terrorists between $1 and $1.5 billion of frozen Gaddafi assets -instead of paying back to America the almost $1 billion dollars that the war has cost to the U.S., and counting? After all, now, that Colonel Gaddafi is a fugitif and the rebels are pushing to secure Tripoli, they seem to have no problem with liquidity: They have placed a bounty on the capture of Gaddafi of nearly $2 million dollars.
Thus, while world power mull what their approach to the new situation in Libya will be, the senior rebel representative, Ahmed Jehani, informs the world that a rebel transitional government would honor all the oil contracts granted under the government of Colonerl Gaddafi, including those with Chinese companies.
Naturally, many are rushing to congratulate themselves and president Obama, arguing that -with some caution and contingent to unknown, future events- he may have just become “not only a good but a great foreign policy president...”
And, it is precisely for this that I have kept la pièce de résistance for the last.
It begins as follows: “In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate - In the Name of the People” [this is *no* good beginning...] and it states that it is based on the statute of the interim Transitional National Council issued on March 12th, 2011 and.... the following Charter has been promulgated:
On Part One, Article (1) it describes that “Libya is an independent Democratic State.... “ but, here, “democratic” is more likely in the sense that was used during the Cold War, for instance, by partitioned Eastern Germany who called themselves the “German Democratic Republic,” which as we all know had nothing of ‘democratic’ but on the contrary, was an oppressive state-controlled regime.
Article (1) continues giving us critical information, they keep “Tripoli capital of the State. Islam is the Religion of the State and the principal source of legislation is Islamic Jurisprudence (Sharia).
It is written black on white that sharia will be the law of the land. And, sharia is absolutely incompatible with Democracy the way we understand it. Whoever says sharia and Islam will adapt to our kind of Democracy, is using his right to taqqiya.
Taqqiya is the sharia legalized license giving the right and obligation allowing any Muslim to distort reality as necessary in order to advance the cause of Islam -the invasion of Western countries in order to achieve the conquest of the West.
A few lines further, it says: “Libyans are brothers and their official relationship shall be based on law rather than tribal, proud or personal loyalty. Libyans shall be equal before the law.”
“Brothers”, as in Muslim Brotherhood?
As a corollary, we can conclude that the president Americans elected in 2008, has two top priorities on his agenda: Ruin America’s economy. And politically, promote the global Muslim agenda keeping wider open our doors to the wave of Muslim invasion that’s happening right now in front of our eyes, in America and the West.
And, as the allied forces join in the massive manhunt of the Libyan leader they once accepted among them, one can almost bet that what’s coming will be the result of leaders who have not hesitated to take mankind into darkness.
Goodwill Ambassador Eliana Benador is a national and international global strategist and the former CEO and founder of Benador Associates. You can find her at the Goodwill Ambassador or at her website, on Twitter, at her political page on Facebook and her business page on Facebook.