Gaddafi died a martyr, murdered by the war criminals of the US, France, Britain, and NATO-led by President Obama, President Sarkozy and Prime Minister Cameron. Although NATO spearheaded the military campaign against Libya, the strategic planning was prepared by US Africa Command (AFRICOM).
AFRICOM was set up to further the US interest in Africa, more precisely the Global Military-Industrial-Financial Complex’s interests in securing and plundering the resources of Africa. Behind AFRICOM’s curtain are the hidden hands of Zionist Israel. The first victim of this agenda is Libya. When the UN Security Council sanctioned the attack on Libya under the guise of imposing a No-Fly zone to protect the alleged killing of civilians by Gaddafi who was fighting an armed rebellion supported and financed by the abovementioned war criminals, Russia and China could have vetoed the resolution and thwart the destruction and plunder of Libya.
But these two permanent members of the Security Council caved in and abstained. China has a major presence in Libya and her intelligence services would have known whether Gaddafi enjoyed wide popular support from his people. The Libyan government was stable and successful in implementing development projects for the benefit of the people. It was the most developed country in the entire African continent and Gaddafi’s efforts were duly recognised by the UN weeks before the barbaric aerial bombardment of Libya.
China invested billions of dollars in Libya. Yet, without a whimper of resistance at the highest diplomatic level, she evacuated 30,000 Chinese workers from Libya and left in a hurry. China and Russia knew in advance that there would be an undeclared war against Libya. Everything was up for grabs! Even after Libya’s full invasion and wanton destruction, China and Russia made perfunctory and lame criticisms of NATO’s criminal actions. Surely, it cannot be said that Russia and China were misled by the war criminals that they had no intentions to destroy Libya and oust Gaddafi and seize the oil resources. They must have known that war preparations were in place long before the matter came before the UN Security Council. That was their excuse for not vetoing the UN Security Council resolution authorising NATO’s military action. A load of rubbish.
So why did China and Russia cave in? This is the US$ trillion question. It reminds me of the story of a man who owed a debt of gratitude to two rival gangs. The man was asked by the more notorious gang to assassinate the leader of the other gang, but the attempt failed. When confronted by the victim as to the reasons for being the hired killer, the man replied that he owed a greater debt of gratitude to the other gang leader.
Matthias Chang is a distinguished Malaysian lawyer, author and adviser to former Prime Minister Dr. Tun Mahathir Mohamad Matthias Chang is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Global Research Articles by Matthias Chang