By Kurt Nimmo
On August 1 Obama’s Pentagon initiated Operation Odyssey Lightning to tip the political balance in war-torn Libya. The president ordered bombing raids in support of al-Bunyan al-Marsous, a military offensive against the Islamic State by the United Nations-backed Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) based in Misrata.
Abayomi Azikiwe writes:
The GNA is the brainchild of Martin Kobler, a German career diplomat, who on behalf of the United Nations drafted a scheme to impose a neo-colonial regime in Libya in order to facilitate the deployment of a 6,000-person military force led by the former imperialist power of Italy and encompassing troops from the United States, Britain and France. All of these Western states participated in the overthrow of the Jamahiriya system under Gaddafi in 2011.
On Wednesday Obama extended the war for an additional 30 days.
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As should be expected AFRICOM is providing support to make sure the UN’s handpicked client wins and Kobler’s plan moves forward.
Digital Journal reports:
The US has launched more than one hundred missions against the Islamic State in Sirte since the operation began. An AFRICOM spokesperson, Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Falvo, said: “U.S. precision airstrikes have enabled GNA-aligned forces to advance and take key areas of the city from the grasp of the Islamic State.” On Monday alone the US Africa Command carried out five strikes against IS positions in Sirte.
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Obama also decided to keep a few warships parked off the coast of Libya.
Jason Ditz writes:
Officials also say that US warships, including one that was scheduled to be redeployed off the coast of Iran to “keep an eye on Iran” aren’t going anywhere, and will remain parked off the coast of Libya. Indications are that one of the warships, the USS Carney, is close enough to be seen from the shore.
The Pentagon is ready for action. The USS Wasp, a large amphibious assault ship, is loaded with more than a thousand Marines alone with Harrier jets and Cobra attack helicopters. In addition to the USS Carney there is an escort ship in Libyan waters, a guided missile destroyer.
It’s all part of the plan, Azikiwe notes:
Not only has Libya fell victim to the war of regime-change in 2011, other states such as Syria, Sudan, Yemen and Palestine, are undergoing similar crises. There have been 11 million people dislocated in and outside of Syria, and along with Libya, helps to fuel the outmigration from Africa across the Mediterranean and the Middle East to Europe. The migrant situation to Southern, Central and Eastern Europe from Africa, the Middle East and Asia has created a political impasse within the European Union (EU).
Predictably, the clash of cultures in Europe has created racial and religious tensions that are now feeding into a growing anti-Islamic movement on the continent. Suspicious terror attacks in France and Belgium have added to the tension.
The United States and its partners are exploiting rising Islamophobia and anxiety over numerous violent incidents perpetrated by Muslim males to build a case for a larger and more ambitious war in the Middle East and Africa.
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