Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Behind the attack on Libya are strategies of economic warfare

NATO concentrated its "aerial support" on the armed rebels around the Ras-Lanuf refinery, which accounts for two-thirds of the country’s refining facilities

by Manlio Dinucci

The West’s aggression against Libya was not motivated by its greed for oil, which foreign companies had already been exploiting since the thawing of diplomatic relations. What is playing out is therefore not a resource war. However - as expounded by Manlio Dinucci - the war situation, plus France’s hasty endorsement of the National Transitional Council (10 March) and the London Conference (30 March) are all factors that have enabled multinational enterprises to modify their contract terms, now paying only a token fee on their exploitation rights. Under this angle, it has indeed all the trappings of a classic colonial war.

Very interesting article posted here

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