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UN membership; al Qaeda in Libya vs. Palestine

19 Sep

So the US doesn’t want Palestine to have full membership in the UN, but doesn’t mind giving al Qaeda in Libya a seat.  It seems very few people in the media find this odd or note-worthy.  Has a new “government” ever garnered such legitimacy so quickly in the eyes of the world?  And yet, Libya’s new “government” is wracked with in-fighting, with at least three factions claiming dominance.  When the UN says it is giving membership rights to the new government in Libya, the question begs to be asked: exactly who will show up at the next UN general assembly?  Not to mention the fact that the NATO countries are still engaged in a massive bombing campaign, the war that Obama and NATO started is not over, Ghaddafi is actually still alive and at large and technically still the leader of a sovereign nation – how can the UN seat a “government” that only exists because some of the NATO nations, mainly those of Sarkozy, Cameron, and Obama, broke international law?

 

The United Nations has approved a seat for al-Qaeda at the globalist forum. From the Associated Press:

The U.N. General Assembly voted Friday to give Libya’s seat in the world body to the former rebels’ National Transitional Council which led the rebellion that ousted Moammar Gadhafi.

The resolution was approved Friday by a vote of 114-17 with 15 abstentions, revealing divisions in Africa and Latin America over who should represent Libya.

The so-called National Transitional Council includes members connected to al-Qaeda.

Infowars.com, Prison Planet.com and others, including historian author Webster Tarpley, have pointed out the fact that NATO contrived rebels are dominated by al-Qaeda and CIA created anti-Gaddafi groups such as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group. The leader of the group, Abdel hakim Belhaj, is linked to the CIA and al-Qaeda.

The corporate media has all but ignored the fact that Khalifa Haftar, who was appointed chief rebel commander March 17, is a long-time CIA collaborator.

Warnings about arming and supporting the al-Qaeda linked rebels have come from all quarters, including Russia, China, Turkey and even the Pope…

Those CIA guerrillas have now gained international cachet and legitimacy at the United Nations as NATO continues to bomb civilians in Libya and press for the arrest or assassination of Gaddafi…

Venezuela accused NATO forces of carrying out “criminal air raids … in order to install a puppet government.”

The General Assembly’s credentials committee unanimously recommended that al-Qaeda be seated, although Southern Africa’s main regional bloc opposed giving the National Transitional Council credentials. It failed to win support to defer a vote.

The vote means al-Qaeda will speak for Libya at next week’s ministerial meeting of the General Assembly.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/libyan-al-qaeda-gets-seat-at-united-nations.html

 

Stephen Lendman at warisacrime.org also noticed the hypocritical juxtaposition of these two stories and discusses it in this story.

Washington supports a UN seat for the illegitimate Transitional National Council (TNC) Libyan government.

Obama vows to veto a Palestinian bid for statehood and full de jure UN membership.

Imperial America’s wrong over right agenda takes center stage across North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.  Death, destruction, and immiseration take precedence over rule of law principles and norms.

It’s no different at home where political leaders favor wealth and power interests over working households, struggling to cope during America’s greatest Depression.

Imperial arrogance and hypocrisy define Washington’s contempt for human and civil rights, as well as other core democratic values. Almost daily it reaches for new heights.

On September 16, New York Times writer Neil MacFarquhar headlined, “UN Takes Steps to Assist Libya’s Transitional Leaders,” saying:

The “Security Council lift(ed) some economic sanctions and the General Assembly accept(ed) the credentials of the (Illegitimate) transitional government to represent Libya in the world body.”

Reuters said Washington “welcome(d the) vote. Vow(ed) to be ‘friend’ of Libya.”

UN ambassador Susan Rice said Tripoli will have “a friend and partner in the United States. The Libyan people still have much more work to do, but they also have the full knowledge that the international community, including the United States, stands ready to help their transition towards democracy, prosperity, and the rule of law.”

In fact, Washington plans colonization, occupation, plunder, and exploitation. Libya is now wholly owned by America and its imperial partners.

Democracy, rule of law principles, and general prosperity won’t be tolerated.  Only favored elitist interests will benefit. That’s what all wars are about, not freedom and a new beginning for liberated people.

Seventeen countries voted against UN membership. Venezuela’s UN Ambassador, Jorge Valero, perhaps spoke for others, saying:

Caracas rejects the “illegitimate transitory authority imposed by foreign intervention” and any attempt to make Libya a NATO or Security Council “protectorate.”

It’s already a colony to be brutally exploited like wherever imperial America shows up.

Cuban UN Ambassador Pedro Nunez Mosquera said NATO conducted “a military operation to change the regime to promote their political and economic interests.”

On September 20, Obama will welcome TNC head Mustafa Jalil in New York at the UN. He’ll also meet there with other imperial partners to discuss how to carve up their new trophy property.

White House deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes describes it as “US support (for) the type of Libya we’d like to see going forward.”

He barely concealed what he means, calling Libya a “success” story. Millions now suffering there might disagree. For them, in fact, the worst is yet to come.

A previous article discussed planned peacekeeper occupation of Libya, accessed through the following link:

http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2011/09/planned-peacekeeper-occupation-of-libya.html

On September 16, the Security Council authorized a “UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL),” without explaining its another illegal imperial occupation against the wishes of Libyans wanting freedom, peace, and right to govern their own affairs.

Instead they’ll get paramilitary brutality, mass rapes, and sex trafficking, as well as other atrocities and crimes against humanity.

They’re commonplace wherever Blue Helmets show up. They come as enforcers, not peacekeepers. They serve powerful interests, not those of people they’re sworn to protect.

Libyans will soon taste what 16 other countries endure, including DRC Congo, Sudan, Kosovo, Rwanda, and Haiti where local people hate them and want them out. However, they have no say or rights. Their choice is obey or else.

Libya v. Palestine

Partnered with Israel, Washington won’t tolerate Palestinian statehood and full UN membership. Note the contrast. TNC-led Libya has no legitimacy. Yet it easily got UN membership.

Palestinians have waited 63 years for their legitimate rights. …

http://warisacrime.org/content/imperial-arrogance-and-hypocrisy

 

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Posted by on September 19, 2011 in Haiti, Libya

 

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