Response To Defining Events In Opposing Gaddafi|
Is A Telling Feature Of Our Sincerity To The Cause
Throughout the long years of our struggle against Gaddafi’s reign, response to defining events by eminent Libyans and the rest of us, the observers mass, has been a telling feature of how the case is rated and why it has suffered from absence of public support in critical moments.
The current events in the region should remind us of our local difficulties and should trigger memory of a defining event that went completely unnoticed by our distinguished colleagues and other alike.
If the analysis by Sheik Mohammed Ben Galbone, The Chairman of the Libyan Constitutional Union, in his response letter to the head of the Libyan Jewish Community in the UK (which was published both in Arabic and in English in Al-Hayat newspaper, 9th Jan 06, and subsequently shown on some web sites, (links below) is wholly or even partly correct, the implications for us (The Libyans) are both great and grave. The analysis and weight of evidence given in the article provide more than just a strong argument or a hypothesis. The cited supporting evidence is overwhelming and terrifying to us the Libyans, or so it should be. Given the nature and complexities of the case and the convoluted measures taken to conceal engineered scheme as a series of naturally expected developments in a typical third world country, the analysis is as close as it can be to a straight and ugly list of facts laid bare.
According to the analysis in Sheik Ben Galbone’s letter, it transpires that the disastrous political events in Libya since the discovery of oil in the early sixties could well have been engineered steps in a kind of an open conspiracy to eventually prepare the country for exploitation by the Zionist movement to meet its economic needs and to further fulfil its political aspirations in the area. The 1969 coup d’Etat, it now appears decidedly plausible, was no more than a step in the series of contrived wrecking rounds to ruin the country’s economy, its infrastructure and its international reputation and prepare the ground for full exploitation. Put plainly the plan was, when it became clear that Libya’s desert hid vast amounts of black gold, it was decided to prepare it ready for eventual exploitation as a resource. The process began by confusing its weak governments in the mid sixties, paint them and the Libyan society as anti-Semitic and facilitate mass exodus of the Libyan Jewish families with nothing more than a little possessions in a small suitcase and twenty pounds. The more drastic phase began with facilitating the crowning of the Colonel and letting him loose to reign supreme experimenting with weird ideas, squander the oil returns on completely worthless projects and demonise the population to strip away all traces of future sympathy and respect by the outside world. Gaddafi’s affairs with many international terrorist groups and hunting of “stray dogs” were probably incidental or mere icings on the cake to establish the facts.
There will not be many observers who never suspected that Libya’s mess is abnormal even for a consequence of a coup d’Etat. But after the publication of Ben Galbone’s article, it was still painful to suddenly realise that one is watching a live play of an open conspiracy for our country with the code revealed. It was as if the foreign language of a horror movie is suddenly switched to a comprehensible speak adding much to the impact of the frightening scenes.
The painted scene of the conspiracy feels painful for many reasons. The coup and subsequent disastrous years now appear much worse than once suspected and stretching Gaddafi’s time in power is a key element of the plan. The thwarted many attempts to dislodge Gaddafi from power suddenly include different possibilities to merely an efficient secret service surveillance that applied absolutely the precautionary principle. Outside the country, the systematic containment and eventual haemorrhaging of the energy of the Libyan opposition over the past 25 years could now be explained with greater simplicity that also explained the why part of the question. Along the way in haemorrhaging process, opportunities and manpower were wasted and the value of the Libyan Constitution as an opposition armour has been savagely compromised (alas by the help of many of the opposition notable figures). Regrettably, the institutions of the biggest power on earth in our time, have been so completely recruited in the scheming of an unscrupulous and ruinous journey for Libya with the deliberate intent to wreck it and lay ready for taking.
At that point, in the light of what we now understand from the analysis in Ben Galbone’s article, the expectation was that the other opposition parties and prominent Libyans would find it difficult to avoid taking clear stands. All must surely think that something should be done to divert this evil plan or at least slow it down a bit in the hope that the wind of international events may become in our favour. Contributions by public comments on the article to convert the issue to a debate that would bring it to the fore to promote our case and mobilise resources to stem the disaster was the least we can expect. The silence by party leaders, prominent persons, former prime ministers, former ministers, writers and bloggers is troubling.
By any measure, the revealing of the plot is one of the defining events (or may be moments) in our history. This must surely be above the party differences and personal political calculations. We are expected to react in mass. If we do not, we will add telling evidence for how much support from the rest of world we really deserve, and more importantly, it is evidence for how we should be treated by the powerful manipulators (with complete disdain). The formula is simple. If we fail to note an issue of this significance, then we demonstrate that we are moved only by small self-serving material and not at all by national causes as we claim. It is difficult to avoid setting out the possible reasons behind failing to demonstrate to all (including Colonel Gaddafi) that the opposing Libyans are concerned and prepared to rise above local differences. Is it because of disagreement with the analysis, have a different explanation, believe that they are above this inconsequential possibility or have nothing to contribute. In reality of course, the most probable reason behind the silence is the “not invented here” condition. Politely put: I did not think of this first and therefore my standing (status) does not allow me to be seen to support it or contribute to its debate and add to its weight. The syndrome is a perfect to our enemies, those who wish us harm of the terminal kind. It is the currency that provides tools for those who decided to wreck our nation. We are providing it in buckets for free. If the current events in the region should teach anything at all, it tells us that nothing is too bizarre or improbable. As things stand, our concerns are not a factor, we rate for nothing. The telling evidence says that we are unable to rise above our little concerns no matter what the events bring. We must change. Change has to start at the top.
Eminent persons are expected to lead and articulate arguments and initiate debates from the front. If they fail to identify defining events or fail to respond for personal reasons, history (and us now) will question their response.
Ahmed Salem Mosbah
July 26th 2006
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