by Tony Cartalucci
March 9, 2012 - Libya's Prime Minister, and British Petroleum, Total, and Shell-funded Petroleum Institute chairman Abdurrahim el-Keib, flatly denied allegations by Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin that Libya was directly funding, training, and arming militants in Syria. El-Keib's denial stands in direct contradiction of reports like the London Telegraph's "Leading Libyan Islamist met Syrian Army Opposition Group," where it was revealed that "the new Libyan authorities had offered money and weapons to the growing insurgency against Bashar al-Assad."
Images: Screenshots from the Petroleum Institute's "Partners and Sponsors" page, as well as el-Keib's profile page (inset). (click image to enlarge)
Additionally, VoltaireNet.org would confirm Abdul Hakim Belhaj, Tripoli's military commander and leader of the US State Department-listed terror organization Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), was not just assisting Syrian militants but in fact leading them in NATO's armed destabilization of Syria.
Clearly, Libya is assisting the US by admittedly training, arming, and providing foreign-terrorists to fight alongside Syrian militants, in yet another example of post US-engineered "Arab Spring" nations emerging as US client-states. Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki, a US-funded activist leader installed upon a wave of destabilization triggered by US-backed activists, has likewise supported US efforts to isolate and topple the Syrian government. Marzouki announced that Tunisia would begin withdrawing recognition of the Syrian government and prepare to expel the Syrian ambassador from Tunisia.
During talks with Libya's "PM" el-Keib, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would admit that the US was organizing the Syrian opposition into a front similar to what the US and NATO had assembled in Libya before commencing months of NATO bombardment and the eventual devastating sieges of the cities of Tripoli, Bani Walid, and Sirte.
Clinton would conclude:
"Just think, this time last year, the United States was working to build an international coalition of support for the Libyan people, and today, we are proud to continue that support as the people of Libya build a new democracy that will bring about peace and prosperity, and protect the rights and dignity of every citizen.”Ironically, the eastern region of Libya has now declared a state of autonomy from Tripoli with the Al Qaeda flag flying above it, making what is in essence the "terror-emirate" of Benghazi. Meanwhile, widespread reports from Libya indicate that rebels involved in the NATO-backed overthrow of Qaddafi are now conducting a campaign of racist-genocide across the country in an atmosphere of general lawlessness. Such realities are devoid of Clinton's vision of "rights and dignity for every citizen," as well as a harbinger of things to come in the wake of foreign intervention in Syria.