by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley
According to international observers, “African migrants are being openly bought and sold in Libya” – yet another consequence of “R2P,” the pernicious doctrine of “Responsibility to Protect.” No one is protecting Black Africans from the bestial forces let loose by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in Libya in 2011. “America’s first black president is responsible for slavery taking place in a once prosperous African country.”
Hillary Clinton’s “private” email correspondence with Middle East wheeler-dealer Sidney Blumenthal discusses France’s motives in pushing for a NATO attack on Libya, in 2011 – including Muammar Qaddafi’s intention to use Libyan gold to “provide the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French franc (CFA).” Meanwhile, the Sunni Arab monarchies were eager for war because most of the region’s oil lies in Shia-populated territory.
When it comes to maintaining U.S. imperial power and the rule of the rich, impunity is absolute. The congressional Benghazi hearings exposed not a single official crime, while suppressing vast violations of U.S. and international law. The domestic Obama doctrine makes inner city teenage “rioting” a federal concern, but the people that supply weapons to al-Qaeda in Syria and Libya are untouchable. Crime isn’t crime when it’s imperial policy.
Hillary Clinton, who takes credit for the invasion and regime change in Libya, claims to be blameless for the war’s consequences, including the spread of Islamic jihad in the region. “Hillary’s War” expanded to claim hundreds of thousands more lives. “After destroying Libya, the US policy was to use that ‘success’ to roll right into Syria for that country’s destruction.”
Africa doesn’t matter, U.S. wars don’t matter, nothing matters to the Black Misleadership Class except the sickly prestige of basking in the (distant) glow of power. Susan Rice’s “Black boosters embrace an abettor of genocide and endless military interventions as one of their own – and indict themselves.”
BAR executive editor Glen Ford on The Real News Network
There is no proof that Russia had anything to do with the Wikileaks revelations about the Democratic National Committee's sabotage of Bernie Sanders' campaign. However, even if the Kremlin did interfere in the 2016 U.S. elections, the actions don't match the scale of America's interference in elections across the world, according to Glen Ford.