Libya and Avarice of the Octopuses
2011 has been named disastrous year for the Libyan people and in this year since its first months, namely, since January and February which were the beginning of public protests, the grounds for toppling the Muammar al-Qaddafi government were laid. Since the second week of February of this year which Qaddafi’s government started bloody crackdown on Libyan people in Benghazi, the world oil-devouring powers began their moves for entering Libya for looting this country’s oil and they laid the ground for toppling Qaddafi’s government. The more atrocity and blood-shed resulted from Qaddafi’s anger, the more the plan for the future of the country deepened. Forasmuch as one or two countries were unable to own the oil of Libya for itself and actually other countries did not like this idea, either, the global cruel joint-stock company which has been named by them the “United Nations” stepped into the issue and in just few months, it approved five consecutive resolutions regarding interference and dissolving Libyan government. Resolutions 1970, 1973, 2009, 2016 and 2017 each one was approved in short time by the consensus or unanimous votes of participating members in the UNSC while each of members benefitted from the resolutions.
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By killing of Qaddafi and collapse of his ruling system in September 2011, the National Transitional Council was formed to transfer power from the despotic ruler to the Libyan people and the imaginary theory of Responsibility to Protect which had been created by some of the UN members took shape. The “Responsibility to Protect” is a global political commitment which was endorsed by all member states of the United Nations in order to address its key concerns to prevent genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. But it seems the theory has been just set as a pretext for looting of these people.
Since then till now, Libya has never enjoyed even single day of peace and tranquility. Nine years of war and bloodshed and internal fratricide with support of aliens has created a calamity for the Libyans that faces a vague ending. Today Turkey and Libya have expressed their greed to Libyan oil more openly than others. Egyptian government claims it considers Libya its strategic country due to its 1300 kilometers of joint borders and it is more interesting that Turkey is after revival of the glorious days of Ottoman Empire this time in North Africa. Beside these two countries, there are probably more actors in Libya, too. Russia with forces of Wagner Company, Italy with its military’s direct support of the formed the Government of National Accord in Libya, France with deployment of its forces in the Libyan borders and Algeria and the U.S. with their direct supports of Egyptian government are the other major actors in this octopus-like greed towards Libya.
Turkey’s greed is because of restoration of interests of its presence in Libya because before the public upraising in Benghazi in 2011, Turkey was one of the biggest contractors of construction and development projects during Qaddafi’s era. Till the last moments of Qaddafi’s ruling, Ankara did its best for a compromise between the West and Qaddafi and it even voted against any NATO’s military operation against Libya. But after the toppling of Qaddafi’s government in Libya, Turkish companies lost some trade contracts worth 20b euros and some 26,000 Turkish workers who were involved in those projects with Qaddafi government lost their jobs.
When the city of Tripoli was on the threshold of collapse, one Turkish private defense consultancy, SADAT, took responsibility of transferring Syrian terrorist militia to Libya. This company is run by former Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) brigadier general, Adnan Tanriverdi, who is currently military advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The motivation for attracting interests in Libya has continued after it under several strange pretexts. Turkey’s support from the Government of National Accord in Libya is nothing but financial. But Egypt’s support is different story and the country both pursues financial interest and its Godfather-like attitude in Africa. Egyptians have always claimed of having the biggest and strongest Army in the Arab world and it is not an exaggeration.
Egypt has the most number of Abrams tanks after the U.S. and its air force has a collection of American fighter jets. With such a backbone of power, if the country remains indifferent and passive regarding developments in its neighboring country Libya, it will definitely lose its credibility among Arab states.
Although Egyptian parliament has recently approved a law which lets the government have military intervention in Libya, it seems President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi still refrains from taking any military intervention in Libya and confronting with Turkey. Hereby, the octopus-like approach for seizing Libya’s oil interests has put Libyan people on the eve of tenth anniversary of war and bloodshed and the United Nations which is supporter of this octopus-like taste has contracted the silence disease and the theory of Responsibility to Protect is not applicable.
By: Hamid Reza Naghashian
- source : IRAN NEWS