Libya

Clinton Email Shows that Oil and Gold Were Behind Regime Change In Libya

by Washington's Blog

Hillary Clinton’s “private” email correspondence with Middle East wheeler-dealer Sidney Blumenthal discusses France’s motives in pushing for a NATO attack on Libya, in 2011 – including Muammar Qaddafi’s intention to use Libyan gold to “provide the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French franc (CFA).” Meanwhile, the Sunni Arab monarchies were eager for war because most of the region’s oil lies in Shia-populated territory.

War, Repression and International Gangsterism: U.S. State Policy from Benghazi to Baltimore

by BAR editor and columnist Ajamu Baraka

When it comes to maintaining U.S. imperial power and the rule of the rich, impunity is absolute. The congressional Benghazi hearings exposed not a single official crime, while suppressing vast violations of U.S. and international law. The domestic Obama doctrine makes inner city teenage “rioting” a federal concern, but the people that supply weapons to al-Qaeda in Syria and Libya are untouchable. Crime isn’t crime when it’s imperial policy.

Clinton and the Benghazi Committee: Dancing on a Tightrope

by Cynthia McKinney

Hillary Clinton, who takes credit for the invasion and regime change in Libya, claims to be blameless for the war’s consequences, including the spread of Islamic jihad in the region. “Hillary’s War” expanded to claim hundreds of thousands more lives. “After destroying Libya, the US policy was to use that ‘success’ to roll right into Syria for that country’s destruction.”

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