Magazine article New African

End of Gathafi, Beginning of a New French-British Colony

Magazine article New African

End of Gathafi, Beginning of a New French-British Colony

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There was a triumphant entry into Benghazi and Tripoli. Who else could marshal an entry only equivalent to that of the Messiah Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, but French president Nicolas Sarkozy and British PM David Cameron? The crowds in Benghazi screamed and ridiculed ousted leader Muammar Gathafi, chanting "Merci Sarkozy" and "thank you Britain" for their role in the "liberation of Libya". As the world watched the developments in Tripoli and Benghazi, I was baffled at how these concurrent events in Libya were shaping up. I was utterly perplexed by the expediency and amazed at the visits of two foreign leaders into a "rebel"-controlled city. The visit spoke volumes about the NATO-led attacks in cities across Libya after the authorisation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1973 in March 2011. Giving closer scrutiny to this resolution, it's clear that it was proposed by the same nations whose leaders made the "triumphant entry in Tripoli and Benghazi". France and Britain have been very interested in nothing else but "regime change" in Libya.

The visit to Libya by Nicolas Sarkozy and David Cameron was not surprising at all, but the aptness of this visit may actually be explained by various underlying currents. …

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