Thoughts On the Death of Gaddafi & the Future of Libya and Africa
Yesterday in Libya the Great Satan, the imperialist white power beast, finally got its man. Muammar Gaddafi, leader of Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, was captured, injured but alive, and then summarily executed by imperialist white power’s “rebel” proxies when the town of Sirte was overrun by them. His last words were a question, “Do you know what’s right or wrong?” It should be obvious now that the so-called “rebels” only now what their imperialist masters want.
The blood thirsty white power beast had been after Gaddafi’s head since this past winter when they lost their proxies in Libya’s neighbours Tunisia and Egypt. They feared the spread of the revolutionary spirit that was sweeping across Africa and the Arab World and so they decided to strike back, painting a bulls-eye on Libya. Gaddafi’s principal crime, despite what you have heard and read in the Western media over and over again since the beginning of the assault on Libya, was that he continued to be a thorn in the side of US hegemony building projects in Africa.
With Gaddafi gone from the scene imperialist white power now has a beach head from which to go forth and redivide and remilitarize Africa and ensure that the riches of that beautiful continent continue to be ripped from the hands of its people. Make no mistake, the assault on Libya and killing of Gaddafi by imperialist white power is an attack on all of Africa. It comes in the context of the development of AFRICOM. It comes in the context of the imperialist manufactured famine in Somalia. It comes in the context of the continued efforts to isolate and destroy countries like Zimbabwe. It comes in the context of the efforts to further carve up Africa along colonial lines with the breaking up of Sudan. It comes in the context of the Great Satan’s most recent African incursion into Uganda, apparently to do battle with the Lord’s Resistance Army/Movement.
While we must harbour no illusions about leaders like Gaddafi (or Mugabe etc) we must also harbour no illusions about imperialism’s intentions towards those countries, their resources or their people. Likewise we should have no illusions about those “rebels” who claim to fight for freedom under the cover of NATO air power.
This is why while I can’t claim to be in total agreement with Gaddafi and his policies in Libya I need to be deadly clear on one thing: I will never, not for one minute, cheerlead for the NATO-backed pro-imperialist “rebels” of the National Transitional Council. The NTC, even before Tripoli had fallen, were hurriedly making deals to deliver the riches of Libya into the hands of imperialism. The fact the NTC serves the interests of imperialist white power as neocolonial puppets should be obvious to all.
We also cannot turn our backs to the plight of Libya’s black African population. As Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report has put it, the so-called “rebels” are:
brazen – absolutely without shame – in their determination to cleanse Libya of its Black population. They are like Arab Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, backed by a European and American air force, a racist militia whose fighters have vowed to “purge Black skin” and who scrawl the Arabic equivalent of “nigger” on the homes of their vanquished Black countrymen.
Let’s never forget that Sirte, the site of Gaddafi’s last stand and summary execution is also home to many black Libyans fighting for their lives against an openly genocidal, racist lynch mob that has been armed to the teeth by imperialist white power. Many people in Sirte also came from Tawurgha, the mostly Black Libyan city that was wiped from the face of the earth by the so-called “rebels.”
Again, as Glen Ford said:
NATO says it will keep bombing until the last resistance to their Libyan rebel surrogates, is crushed. That appears to mean, until the last free Black men in Libya are captured or killed, their families caged at the mercy of racist brutes and sexual marauders. Black civilians are clearly not the kind of people that the Euro-Americans had in mind, when they claimed to be on a mission to protect civilians.
No wonder, then, that the defenders of Sirte and Bani Walid fight like lions, against all odds. They are heroes, but they also have no choice. The racist death squads will have no mercy. Black skin will be purged, Black women raped and then killed.
I truly fear for the lives and future of our African brothers and sisters in Libya. I fear for what these imperialist white power “rebel” parasites will do to them, especially since they have risen up to defend themselves and their lives so valiantly. Anyone who truly cares about the liberation of the oppressed majority of humanity should care as well.
If you call yourself a leftist and your cheerleading for the Libyan rebels you have exposed yourself and your true alignment. You have shown which side you represent and will fight for when the revolution comes. I don’t consider agents of imperialist white power and parasitic capitalism to be revolutionaries or anyone I want to count as a “friend.”
DEATH TO IMPERIALIST WHITE POWER!
VICTORY TO THE LIBYAN RESISTANCE!
VICTORY TO ALL COLONIZED PEOPLES!
AFRICA’S RESOURCES IN AFRICA’S HANDS!