Cost of war to Libyans about $200 Billion

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.

US-NATO Using Military Might To Control World Energy Resources

US sending more contractors to Libya to help secure and destroy missiles, other weapons

Libyan Rebels Already Talking to Defense Contractors

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.

Turkish contractors ponder resuming Libya jobs

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

French military contractor killed in accidental shooting in Benghazi

From May 13 2011

French private Security firms have been there for some time.

Oil companies circle for Libyan spoils

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.

Report: Iraq, Afghanistan Wars Cost US Nearly $4 Trillion

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.

A few US  False Flags and Deception Tactics/Lies used for persuading Americans to go to war.

Held September 8 through the 11th of 2011. Be sure to check it out.

The International Hearings into the Events of September 11 2001

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)

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NATO raids kill 85 civilians in Libya

August 9 2011
At least 85 civilians have been killed in the latest NATO airstrikes in Libya near the western city of Zlitan, a Libyan official says.

The attacks took place in the village of Majer, south of Zlitan, which is located 160 km (100 miles) east of the capital, Tripoli, late on Monday, Libyan government spokesman Mussa Ibrahim said, AFP reported.

Thirty three children, 32 women and 20 men from 12 families were killed in the “massacre,” Ibrahim added.

“After the first three bombs dropped at around 11:00 p.m. (2100 GMT) on Monday, many residents of the area ran to the bombed houses to try to save their loved ones. Three more bombs struck,” he further said.

The US and NATO have unleashed a punishing, UN-mandated offensive against embattled Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi in an alleged attempt to pressure him into giving up power.

NATO has conducted thousands of airstrikes against Libya since it assumed control of the military campaign in late March.

The airstrikes by the military alliance have killed many civilians as well as revolutionary forces that are fighting against the government troops.

Experts say the main motive behind the Western attack on Libya is the vast oil reserves of the North African country. Source

NATO is also going to poison the land, water and people with radioactive garbage (DU), as they have everywhere else they go. In the end millions will die. Seems like an instant replay of Iraq, Afghanistan or anywhere else NATO goes..We can expect death rates to skyrocket from cancer etc. NATO always give the gift of death that keeps on killing for years to come. They have the Gaul to call themselves the good guys.

War for resources is old hat for NATO and friends.

NATO and the US should be ashamed of themselves and their people need to tell their governments enough is enough. They are sick of their bloody wars.

Every time NATO and the US start yet another war the price of Gas/Oil goes up.

Guess who pays for all those wars your tax dollars? You who are just getting by.

I am sick of paying for their bloody wars.

I am fed up with all the deaths of innocent people.

The wars are destroying the environment of the world. That radiations goes with the wind. You can expect cancer rates around the world to go up yet again like one in three isn’t high enough. I guess they want to kill off everyone of us.  So when we all die of radiation, who will be left? Then I guess they will say oops we made a mistake. Well it will be to late then. No wonder Health Care costs are going up all the time, the war machine is making us all sick. Don’t ever think because it is in another country you are safe you are not.

When the Nuclear reactor in Japan went up it spread all around the entire planet. Especially the Northern hemisphere but it will make it’s way south in the near future. Radiation knows no boundaries, nor does DU radiation.

I will be starting new pages of photos of the dead in days to come.

I am sure there will be many.

War “Pollution” Equals Millions of Deaths

The people are angry, This video isn’t in English, but you don’t have to be a translator to figure out what they are saying.

‘NATO after vast oil reserves in Lybia’

August 10 2011

A political analyst says he believes that the main motive behind the Western attack on Libya is the vast oil reserves of the North African country.

“It is undoubtedly true that the oil resources, the natural resources of Libya, are an important issue for the Western powers… even more important than the oil resources was the desire to intervene in the process of the Arab revolutions and to try and get some control over.” John Reese, from Stop the War Coalition, said in an exclusive interview with Press TV.

NATO has conducted thousands of airstrikes against Libya since it assumed control of the military campaign in late March.

NATO has deployed its full range of aircraft in the war on Libya.

The developments come as the Western forces claim the operation in Libya is aimed at protecting civilians.

Scores of civilians have been killed in Libya since US-led forces launched aerial and sea attacks on the North African country.

Libyan troops have also killed thousands of civilians since a revolution started against embattled ruler Muammar Gaddafi in mid-February.

Reese also criticized Saudis involvement in Bahrain, saying that Washington gave them the green light to attack the Bahraini people.

He concluded that Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah was pursuing the US interests in the Middle East.

Critics accuse the West of hypocrisy over the offensive on Libya, along with its silence towards the brutal crackdowns on similar anti-regime movements elsewhere in the Arab world, such as in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.  Source Very informative video at site.

LIBYA produces 1.7m of the world’s 88m barrels a day (b/d) of oil. OECD countries import 1.2m b/d, and China another 150,000. The chart shows which of Libya’s main export markets are most dependent on it for their oil. The little boxes at the right on the graph tell who imports the most.  . Italy is the biggest importer: in 2010 it took 376,000 b/d .

Libya has the largest proven oil reserves in Africa with 42 billion barrels of oil and over 1.3 trillion cubic metres of gas. With only 25% of Libya’s surface territory explored to date there is every chance that actual reserves could see this figure dwarfed in coming years.

As Europe’s single largest oil supplier, the second largest oil producer in Africa and the continent’s fourth largest gas supplier, Libya dominates the petroleum sector in the Southern Mediterranean area and has ambitious plans for the future.

More than 50 international oil companies are present in the market and together with subsidiaries of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) are contributing to the country’s current production capacity of 2m b/d. NOC plans oilfield investment of some $10bn over the coming three years to increase potential production.

More on Libyan oil and gas Here.

There are some videos of men searching through the rubble to find bodies on this post. (Libya 1) A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

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