# ELAC & ALAC COMMITTEES / LIBYA: PANDORA’S BOX OF NATO

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Attacks in Niger: « The attackers came from Libya, » according to Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou …

Luc MICHEL for ELAC & ALAC Committees /
With AFP – France 24 – PCN-SPO – ELAC Website / 2013 05 30 /

It was late February 2011, a few days after the onset of the insurrection coup in Benghazi, organized by the CIA and NATO, with its « Libyan » Kollabos. Moammar Gadhafi, who had already taken the measure of his opponents, had just denounced the presence of al-Qaeda jihadists in Benghazi, Derah and Tripoli, saying « it’s me or the Islamist chaos. » Raising the irony of all these analysts, experts and journalists who today – always after the event – two years later, speak without end on the « war on terrorism » and « jihadist threat. » Gaddafi was right!

LIBYA MADE IN NATO EPICENTRE OF THE DESTABILISATION OF NORTH AFRICA AND SAHEL

The Nigerien example, after those of Libya and Mali, is, again, to prove it.
The authors of the two suicide bombings Thursday in Niger, against a military camp in Agadez and against a site of the French nuclear group Areva in Arlit, « came from Libya, »said indeed Saturday Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou, on France 24. « The attackers, according to all the information we had, came from Libya, South Libya, » said Mr. Issouffou confirming information already advanced by Nigerien officials soon after the attacks claimed by the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (Mujao), an armed Islamist group ousted from Mali by the intervention of French and African military forces.

These attacks confirm that « Libya continues to be a source of destablisation for the Sahel countries, » added Mr. Issoufou speaking after a meeting with the head of Areva group – one of the spearheads of the Françafrique – Luc Oursel whose one employee was killed and 14 wounded in the attack in Arlit.

In Agadez, the attack killed 24 people, and a total of ten jihadists were killed, according to the latest report of Niamey.
« I already warned since the beginning of the Libyan crisis (…) that we had to avoid that the solutions after the defeat of Gaddafi were worse than the evil and I said that if the Libyan State somalisied or fell into the hands of fundamentalists, the solution would be worse,  » he said.

« Today the situation is very difficult, the Libyan authorities are doing their utmost to control it, but the fact is that Libya continues to be a source of destablisation for the Sahel countries, » he said.
Libyan authorities whose power is limited to some areas of Tripoli and Benghazi. Entire regions, fell under the control of Islamists, genuine regional militias – Derah, Zlinten, Misratta … – completely beyond their stupid power.

According to many experts – that we would have liked to hear two years ago – the Libyan South has become over the past few months one of the sanctuaries where are reformed cells of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and other armed Islamist groups after the French offensive in Mali. They find there relays, arsenals and sanctuaries, under the protection of their followers of Islamist militias, from NTC jihadist katibas. And to the top of what remains of the Libyan state nearing Somalisation.

Immediately after the attacks, the Nigerien authorities had already pointed neighboring Libya, « suicide bombers actually come from Libya, » a « terrorist sanctuary » had so said a top civilian official in the Agadez region.

It will be recalled that Libya was also directly involved in the terrorist attack of Tigantiroune gas site (Amenas, Algeria) (1).

BAD SIGNAL OF U.S. AND NATO

The trigger for the terrorist activism of jihadists in Europe is indeed the answer to a strong signal, and extremely irresponsible, given by the United States and NATO: the collaboration of special services of NATO, and particularly the French and British, with leaders of Al Qaeda and AQIM, its North African branch, in Libya, Syria and Algeria.
The vision, emblematic example, of a former Guantanamo prisoner, Abdelhakim Belhadj, dubbed by the NATO generals, headed by the French as « military governor of Tripoli » last August is a wrong signal given to all jihadists. Reread the statements of the French generals in the seizure of Tripoli in August 2011.

The same Abdelhakim Belhadj is currently the head of a brigade in Syria, based in Turkey, and whose training camps are organized in Libya with the blessing of the NTC and its NATO protectors.

THE GEOPOLITICAL PROJECT OF THE USA AND THE DEVIL’S SCENARIO

The U.S., NATO and in particular France pay cash a heavy price for this adventurist and irresponsible policy.
And it is only the beginning. The jihadists are on a roll, now they have strong relay and favorable governments in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. Where the Salafis and the Muslim Brotherhood now dominate political life. Always under the protection of « Arab » generals protected by the United States and NATO.
Added to this, the looting of Libyan arsenals by the jihadist « katibas » of the NTC and the sale by the corrupt leaders of the Libyan NTC of an impressive armory to AQIM in the early coup in Libya, in March-May 2011 (including missile sales explained by LE CANARD ENCHAINE in Paris, at the time).

Not forgetting also the Central African Republic, where Westerners, not apparently stung by the Libyan and Malian disasters have replayed the cursed scenario, the scenario of the devil, putting in power Seleka and its Islamists, via a new NTC (2). This helps explain the name of « transition » power in Central Africa – and that Paris could sweep smoothly – this NTC inspired by the Libyan NTC of Benghazi …

Behind this scenario of the devil, it is the American geopolitical project, the one of the neocons of Bush reactivated by Obama, said the « Greater Middle East. » Within the increasingly broader meaning and where Africa has become the backyard of the reshaped « Greater Middle East » and its geostrategic target, control of Eurasia, the key to an “American twenty-first century. » In this project, the tactic is simple, always the same: combine in a weak or fragmented state a military power and Islamist forces, both backing liberal economics (the first characteristic of the Muslim Brotherhood, for example, is their absolute hostility to Socialism). To achieve this, it is obviously necessary to ally oneself with the jihadist devil!

SCHIZOPHRENY OF THE U.S. AND NATO

The policy of the United States and NATO, including France of Sarkozy and Hollande – who buried the policy of General de Gaulle at both European and Arab level – which reintegrated into NATO is the good servile pupil, can be described as schizophrenic . Every day young soldiers are sacrificed in Afghanistan and Iraq to fight the jihadists. Who moreover are armed and organized, as main ally, in Libya or Syria. Inconsistency or cynicism …

Schizophrenia affecting also the special services of NATO. So homeland Security branches of French Services, which must monitor the jihadists and other Salafists in Europe, should view with a funny eye their colleagues of the External Action and of the Action Service training and arming the same Islamists in Libya and against Syria. In particular the French secret agents who arranged arms shipments to Zenten and Tripoli Brigades in June 2011, before handing the Libyan capital to their leader Abdelhakim Belhadj.

The participation of France and many NATO countries to the U.S. project said the « Greater Middle East », the one of Bush and the Neocons reactivated by Obama, where the Europeans also take care of tasks that even the Pentagon generals refuse to perform, has a price. This one is today heavy. I will be even more tomorrow.

The United States, which helped Bin Laden to organize Al-Qaeda in the early 80’s in Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan against the Soviets, then the same networks in Bosnia in the mid-90’s against Milosevic’s Yugoslavia, is familiar with this price. Washington has paid for since more than 15 years.

The lessons of History seem never to be understood by Western politicians.

In Libya, the West – USA, NATO, Françafrique – destroying Gaddafi’s Jamahiriya, factor of stability, peace and security, a friend of the Greater-Europe, has opened a Pandora’s box. It will pay long and into the heart of EU capitals …

Luc MICHEL

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(1) Cf. ELAC & ALAC Committees / NTC LIBYA MADE IN NATO INVOLVED IN THE ATTACK IN AMENAS IN ALGERIA!
on http://www.elac-committees.org/2013/02/18/elac-alac-committees-la-libye-du-cnt-made-in-nato-impliquee-dans-l%e2%80%99attaque-d%e2%80%99in-amenas-en-algerie/

(2) Cf. Luc MICHEL, , SELEKA ET CRISE EN CENTRAFRIQUE: LE DESSOUS DES CARTES
sur http://www.eode.org/eode-think-tank-geopolitique-seleka-et-crise-en-centrafrique-le-dessous-des-cartes/
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Photo: Drawing by Chappatte for Le Temps.

U.S. Senator John McCain, visiting the stronghold of the NTC in Benghazi in May 2011. « USA You have a new ally » (sic).

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