Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya / Global Research – 2011-05-14 02:29:29
(May 7, 2011) — NATO forces have carried out over 2,000 air strikes on Libya and keep insisting they are all intended to protect civilians. But in fact they want this conflict to last, and there is no rush to end the war says analyst Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya.
“Their objective is not to save civilians, it is to break up the country and to turn it into another Somalia, another Afghanistan, a failed state that they can take advantage of and manipulate, and take all resources,” says Nazemroaya.
“They are achieving their objective. And that’s to break up Libya and bomb it into state of chaos.”
Nazemroaya calls Libya the financial backbone of Africa and that it has always been attractive for the West.
“What they do care about are the financial assets and resources of Libya which they want to appropriate. They have already set up oil cooperation in eastern Libya, based in Benghazi and a national bank based in Benghazi. They control this just as they control the national banking of Bosnia,” says Nazemroaya.
“In fact, the first step of this war was to take Libya’s money by freezing its billions of dollars of assets in North America and Europe. That was the first step in this war. That is how the war started — financially, when they stole Libya’s money.”
Extended War in Middle East and North Africa. Russia and China Warn of “Global Danger”
MOSCOW (May 7, 2011) — Russia and China think that the continuing situation in North Africa and the Middle East could entail the most negative consequences.
“Both Russia and China are extremely concerned about this situation, which is fraught with the most serious global disturbances,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a news conference after a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi on Friday.
Moscow and Beijing will work together to prevent new crises in the region, Lavrov said.
“We have agreed to coordinate our efforts using the possibilities of the two states in order to help further stabilize the situation and to prevent any continuation of unpredictable negative consequences,” he said.
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