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The Raft of the Medusa

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/09/08/raft-medusa

“We came, we saw, he died…” Mad cackle.

Italy, France , The United Kingdom , The USA and Canada all participated directly in the destruction of Libya transforming the richest state in Africa into a dystopian nightmare of war and conflict, mass rapes and slavery.

Sweden, Norway the Netherlands , Turkey , Romania, Spain , Greece, Denmark and Belgium also joined in on this crime.

Germany to their credit refused to send their military to Libya but was a rare exception among the NATO member nations.

The responsibility for this refugee crisis is squarely on the NATO member nations and for any of them to close their borders to refugees after they the ones that caused this crisis is just another crime .

In a television interview given in 2010 Qaddaffi warned Europe that if Libya toppled the result would be a refugee crisis from out of Africa. His suggestion of the gold Dinar as a pan African currency would have worked to stabilize the entire Continent. The EU and Western nations did not want this to happen as it would have meant the peoples of those Countries asserting control over their own resource wealth.

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It’s always all about keeping the US Dollar as international lead index, come hell or high water. Quaddaffi’s plans to have the gold Dinar as African currency was an immediate threat to US financial system. The EU with their own interests just did the bidding of its Amerkan master.
Germany did not send their military, true. But German made precision war machinery is exported all over the globe…

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Closed minds

Closed hearts

Closed borders

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For some reason, this brings to my mind, "The Birkenhead Drill."
Look up Kipling’s poem "Soldier an’ Sailor Too."
It was the beginning of “Women and Children first!”
** Unfortunately seldom seen today…
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