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The United States tried to seize on Monday 1 500 000 000 dollars owned by the Libyan state, but at the last minute South Africa got in its way. The documents emanating from this episode, and unveiled by Voltaire Network, reveal that the members of the CNT and their staff are the direct employees of a US entity.
- 500 000 000 dollars to the Temporary Financial Mechanism (TFM) for "salaries and operating expenses of Libyan civil servants, food subsidies, electricity and other humanitarian purchases." From this amount, 100 000 000 dollars will be provisioned to be subsequently allocated for the humanitarian needs of the Libyan people in areas not controlled by the National Transitional Council (CNT) once it will have established "a credible, transparent and effective" mechanism for handing over the funds.
In addition to exposing the rapacity of the United States, this incredible episode demonstrates that the self-proclaimed "Free Libya" of Misrata and Benghazi is not governed by the National Transitional Council (CNT), which is nothing but a facade, and a seriously cracked one at that. Eastern Libya is controlled by NATO and administered by the Libyan Information Exchange Mechanism (LIEM), an informal entity with no legal personality, which was established in Naples by the United States alone, although some of its employees are Italians.
- In plain English, the United States informed the Sanctions Committee of its intention to help itself to $ 1.5 billion, of which one-third would be earmarked for their own humanitarian services (USAID ...), another third would go to their own multinationals (Exxon, Halliburton etc..), and the rest would be given to the TFM, a LIEM office, which happens to be an informal body created by Washington and endorsed by the Contact Group to administer Libya .
Originally posted by Afterthought
Excellent find, Op!
I just find it really strange that the National Transitional Council's abbreviation is CNT. Shouldn't it be NTC? It seems quite odd to me the way the letters are switched around like that. Plus, it makes me think of a really nasty, hateful word.
The National Transitional Council (Arabic: المجلس الوطني الإنتقالي, al-majlis al-waṭanī al-'intiqālī), sometimes known as the Transitional National Council, the Interim National Council, or the Libyan National Council, is a political body formed to represent Libya by anti-Gaddafi forces during the 2011 Libyan civil war against the regime of Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi. Its formation was announced in the city of Benghazi on 27 February 2011 and its intended purpose is to act as the "political face of the revolution". On 5 March 2011, the council issued a statement in which it declared itself to be the "only legitimate body representing the people of Libya and the Libyan state".
The TNC (National Transitional Council) is the currently recognized government of Libya. T
Several more countries, including Egypt, the People's Republic of China, and Tunisia, have established a diplomatic presence in Benghazi, the de facto headquarters of the council. NTC officials have also met with representatives of Mauritania, Norway, Russia, and South Africa, among other states, though these states are not known to have established permanent diplomatic relations (informal or formal) with the NTC.
United Arab Emirates
Belgium, Luxembourg, and Netherlands share a rotating Benelux seat. Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have a similar arrangement, sharing a Nordic seat.
Holy See (Vatican City)
It is unclear whether observers are compelled to attend the monthly meetings of the group. Bulgaria was originally an observer, but it began sitting as a full member at the June meeting in Abu Dhabi and thereafter.
 International organisations
Gulf Cooperation Council
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Arab League, Gulf Cooperation Council and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation were originally observers, but they began sitting as a full members probably from 29 of July.
33 Nations have formally recognized the TNC as the sole legitimate government of Libya. In addition to -
as the sole legitimate government of Libya
I've provided my sources, including the one that shows washington was NOT trying to take money.
the African Union have also recognized the TNC.
the TNC as the sole legitimate government of Libya.
Simply ignoring info