The Great Anglo-American Gaddafi Deception, What’s Really Going On
By: Ron Holland
Mar 20, 2011
One has needed a score card to keep up with the twists and turns of the situation in Libya and what will follow over the weekend is still unclear. My point is while we wish the people of Libya and their color revolution victory over crazy Gaddafi, they have likely been the unwitting pawns in a major deception by Washington to hide a dramatic Middle East foreign policy shift.
Highlights and Timeline
2/15 – Libyan color revolution begins.
3/3 – Obama finally says “Gaddafi must go” following previous two weeks of “It’s up to the people of Libya to decide”.
3/11 – US Intelligence chief says “Gaddafi will prevail”.
3/14 – Troops from Saudi Arabia & forces from U.A.E. are invited by Bahrain to invade and martial law put into effect while Saudi government cracks down on opposition at home.
3/16 – Sudden policy shift, after opposing No Fly Zone, Obama Administration urges quick acceptance and UN resolution to use force.
3/17 – Gaddafi has warns Benghazi residents “We are coming tonight…There won’t be any mercy”.
3/17 – This was followed by UN Resolution authorizing No Fly Zone and use of force against Gaddafi.
3/18 – Libya proclaims ceasefire & halts military operations toward Benghazi after Gaddafi reoccupies most of oil fields.
Most of us are not old enough to have lived through the two greatest military deceptions of World War Two but you probably missed a similar operation during the last two weeks. The first was Hitler’s threat of an invasion against England which actually masked plans for Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union and Stalin fell for it. The second was an American deception for D-Day called Operation Quicksilver to convince the German High Command that the allies would invade France at the Pas-de-Calais instead of Normandy. The General Staff believed the ruse, while Hitler did not but acquiesced surprising to the military and the rest is history.
I’m writing about what I will call “The Great Anglo-American Gaddafi Deception” and today in the age of the internet and immediate news and opinion, this deception is not against a military enemy. Rather for several weeks it has served to mask a major American foreign policy shift from both the American people and our former allies in the Middle East color revolution movement.
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