A couple of excerpts from a report I read earlier.
Libya’s top diplomat in Ottawa expects Canadian companies to benefit from the goodwill earned by this country’s active military involvement in the effort to topple Moammar Gadhafi’s regime.
A senior French official recently estimated it could cost $200 billion over 10 years to rebuild Libya after six months of civil war between rebels and pro-Gadhafi forces.
The North African nation possesses Africa’s largest oil reserves.
Calgary-based energy giant Suncor was producing an estimated 35,000 barrels of oil per day in the country in a joint venture with a state-owned oil firm. Montreal engineering firm SNC-Lavalin had secured Libyan government contracts to build an airport in Benghazi, a water pipeline and a jail in Tripoli.
Karmos reaffirmed agreements that were signed between foreign companies and Libya prior to the war will be honoured. But he said more will be coming down the pipeline.
“There’s a lot of work to be done in the country in terms of infrastructure and the oil sector,” the diplomat said, “and we are looking for Canadian companies to take a leading role in that.”
French and British companies are already rushing to the door so they can get a piece of the major business opportunities that will be made available in Libya’s post-Gadhafi era.
A Reuters report said 400 executives from such French firms as oil giant Total and carmaker Peugeot met with French officials in Paris last week to discuss the situation in the North African country. Reports indicate the same is happening in the United Kingdom. Both were major proponents of international military intervention in Libya.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce president Perrin Beatty said the Canadian government and private sector must be on the ground and ready to compete sooner rather than later.
Baird also announced that a United Nations Security Council sanctions committee had agreed to unfreeze — with conditions — about $2.2 billion in Libyan funds held by Canadian banks and other institutions since March.
The move comes weeks after the sanctions committee freed up billions held by Canada’s closest allies in the NATO-led military mission — the U.S., France and the United Kingdom. More recently, the Netherlands and Austria were allowed to begin disbursing frozen Libyan assets.
World leaders will be discussing the situation in Libya on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly next week — including whether a continued international military presence in the region is still necessary. Source
World leaders will be disusing how to divvy up the wealth of Libya is what will really be talked about at great length. Just like a bunch of kids in a candy store….. Invade a country and steal their wealth. They want us all to believe it was to help the poor Libyan people. That of course is a blatant lie.
Destroying $200 billion worth of infrastructure is certainly not how you help anyone.
Murdering innocent civilians is not helping the people either.Leaving behind tons of DU/Radiation is not helping the people of Libya either.
Stealing their Wealth/Resources is how NATO helps people.
Representatives of Libyan rebels fighting Col. Moammar Gadhafi have told Finmeccanica that they will honor the Italian firm’s Libyan contracts should they take over the country, a Finmeccanica official said.
Officials from the Turkish Contractors Association (TMB) and the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) are readying to help Turkish contractors who had to suspend projects during anti-government clashes in Libya to swiftly resume their jobs in the country.Turkish construction companies have projects in Libya totaling $23 billion, $15 billion worth of which are still under way, and have had to suspend projects following recent country-wide unrest. Companies failed to receive payment for the projects they had completed prior to the problems. Observers expect a recovery now that problems have started to ease in the North African country.
Private Security already in Libya.
Apr 16, 2011
From May 13 2011
French private Security firms have been there for some time.
September 21 2001
As Libya’s new rulers consolidate their grip on the country, the big oil majors are circling the nearly liberated, petroleum-rich country.
Italy’s ENI and France’s Total have long histories of operating in the country and are leading the charge, while UK giants BP and Royal Dutch Shell are further back in the queue, being at the stage of exploring for oil there rather than producing it.
Vallares, the company headed by former BP chief executive Tony Hayward, which has about US$2.1 billion of cash to spend, has also said it could be interested in Libya.
Oil companies are anxious that deals made with Muammar Gaddafi’s Government after former British Prime Minister Tony Blair smoothed the way will still stand under the interim Transitional National Council (TNC) set up by the rebel forces.
Most analysts believe Libya’s oil output will not return to its pre-war level of 1.6 million barrels a day for two to three years.
What is the true cost of the Afghanistan war in Britain?
Sep 14, 2011
Plus the Government also took them in Libya.
The sost to other countries is horrendous as well many people don’t have any idea how much their governments have spent on wars. I think it is now time for all countries involved to ask how much of their tax dollars were used.
Last report I could find for Canada was from 2008 and it was $ 22 Billion. Since then it has risen just as it did in Britain.
Add the cost of invading Libya and the cost of war goes much higher.
I would love to know the total cost of these wars for all of NATO Countries.
We must also include the attacks on Yeman as well.
Now of course when the Countries who spent all the money on war have debt problem the will blame the poor of their country.
Need more money for war cut Social services. Cut Education, Health care and the list goes on when the problem is Military spending not the poor at all.
The war in Afghanistan was started with a “False Flag” namely 9/11
It was an inside job. Why? So they could boost military spending and make profit for the corporations,security firms etc who make mega bucks on war.Control the resources world wide.
There is overwhelming Evidence that 9/11 was an inside job and the profiteers made trillions of dollars because of it and killed over a million people. They continue to kill people today. The killing hasn’t stopped and will not unless the people from all the countries force their governments to stop waging wars.
Follow the money and you can follow the criminals. Who profited from 9/11 and the wars that followed? They are the guilty parties.
The tax payers are the poor and getting much poorer, victims that paid for the wars. Those who have died in the wars are the victims who paid with their lives. Maybe the taxpayers even paid for 9/11 after all $2.3 trillion can’t be accounted for. The US government lost it somewhere. That news came out September 10 2001 the day before 9/11.
The ones who died due to 9/11 on the day are victims.
The ones who became ill because of 9/11. Many have at this point in time have died, because of the toxic dust around the towers. They were even told that working on ground zero was safe. Those people still to this day are not getting the medical treatment and help they need. The US gov does very little to help any of them.
Why because they simply don’t care. The US government has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt they don’t care about them. Nor establishing a real investigation into the events of September 11 2001.
What the government has done, is attempt to silence those who speak out.
The US gov did cover up their involvement in the crimes committed. They have not given the public all the evidence they have. So what are they hiding? Why are they hiding it?
The IMF and World Bank are now wanting to help Libya. Well that didn’t take long lets drive a previous debt free country into debt. They are just drooling to get their hands on Libya so they can dictate policy to them. Neither institutions are not there to help anyone as they would like people to believe. They do considerable harm to countries they lend money to. In my opinion both World Bank and IMF should be abolished.
Well to protect the criminals involved in a major crime.
Held September 8 through the 11th of 2011. Be sure to check it out.
The law that created the deficit committee also created a zero-sum game: Any expensive program that escapes the budget knife does so at the expense of cuts to other programs. If the military contractors succeed in keeping the war budget intact, they’ll likely do so at the expense of Social Security and Medicare. That means money that would go to your Social Security or Medicare benefits will instead go into the hands of people like Lockheed Martin CEO Robert J. Stephens, who last year made $21.9 million, almost totally from taxpayer-funded military contracts. War Cost
Many of the Lawmakers in the US buy stocks in Weapons producers and hence become very rich.. Come election time they also get a lot of money donated to their campaign. Rather self serving, instead they should be serving the people who elected them.
|Budget Area||$ Billions|
|Pentagon’s annual “base” budget [Function 051]||$523.6 billion|
|Military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan||$169.4 billion|
|Nuclear weapons-related activities of the Department of Energy [Function 053]||$19.0 billion|
|“Miscellaneous” Pentagon funding [Function 054]||$7.6 billion|
|Military aid to foreign countries [Function 152]||$6.3 billion|
|TOTAL||$726 billion ($725.961)|