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Walkom: Libyan oil, not democracy, fuelling the West

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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 12:00 AM
Libyan oil, not democracy, fueling the West

Why does Stephen Harper seem more engaged in Libya’s would-be revolution than he was in Egypt’s? The answer is simple. Oil

Given that both deal only with the oil-rich regime (Lavalin is building pipelines, a prison and an airport; Suncor has government concessions to drill for oil) it’s not at clear what these so-called sanctions mean in practice.

The fact that Libyan rebels have taken over the oil-rich eastern part of the country (and resumed exports) has made the West’s shunning of Gadhafi easier.

Well there you folks, even Thomas Walkom knows it was all about OIL and not democracy the protesters in Libya are been bribed with money to protest agaisnt the Gadhafi in other words America wants the eastern part of Libya
and the protesters are just doing what they have been forced to do.
edit on 2-3-2011 by Agent_USA_Supporter because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 12:30 AM
If i may correct you here, America wants it "ALL". They want to control the entire planet and its resources. The cost of maintaining over 1000 bases around the world is "unbelievable". When humans will have enough of this BS, they will find ways to tap in to the universal energy that surrounds us and will get rid of this crazy dependence on oil. They will also put an end to the insane domination that is going on by the so called "elites" of this world as well as all of their puppets in the military/industrial complex. They will have leaders instead of rulers, and these leaders will "serve" the people, not the other way around.
Just my 2 cents

posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 12:45 AM
reply to post by lagenese

Another update, at this moment, CNN claims its unclear who the opposition leaders are, meaning they have the data on that, but wont release it until Gadhafi steps down or captured.

Second the mainstream news dont mention to its viewers largely the rioting's have been happening only in oil eastern parts of Libya while in the main capital, only a small pockets of protests have happened.

The mainstream news will only claim they are in Libya for freedom and democracy yet every new footage they release of the so called protests they wont disclose the location of where the protests are happening, thats pretty bad at journalism.

In journalism you dont keep things secret remember the viten wars? back then reporters had alot more freedom in reporting, but now its pretty much self centered with the pentagon, why is the media working with the pentagon? shouldnt they work for the people?

Well this will make you over think things the next you watch the news.

posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 12:49 AM

Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
Libyan oil not democracy

maybe the OP could correct
the link

this one is not even related
to the title

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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 01:10 AM
reply to post by boondock-saint

Edited the title of the link.
edit on 2-3-2011 by Agent_USA_Supporter because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 07:33 AM
You make a very fair point there,but remember,Libya currently holds only 2% of the world's total oil reserve,granted,that is still a hell of a lot of unleaded,but might this just be a "test",a precursor to the main course that is Saudi and Kuwait? I imagine that a number of lessons will have been learned here on a relatively small scale,(by most governments)but I can't believe our government(UK) are calling for a no fly zone at the moment,what the hell are we supposed to enforce it with? no carriers or harriers,no Nimrod patrol aircraft,two squadrons of Tornado F3's have just been axed,yeah nice one.


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