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Libyan Forces Rout Rebels as West’s Effort for No-Flight Zone StallsBack to Article »
By ANTHONY SHADID
Forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi routed insurgents in Ajdabiya, their last defensive line before the rebel capital of Benghazi.Share your thoughts.
Ted Rudow III, MA
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CommentWhile the battles rage in Libya, calls are growing in the international community to impose a no-fly zone to cripple Gadhafi's air force. \"But the reality is -- and people -- there's a lot of, frankly, loose talk about some of these military options. And let's just call a spade a spade: a no-fly zone begins with an attack on Libya to destroy the air defenses,\" Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said.
It is not merely Libya's sweet crude oil the globalists are itching to get their hands on. In fact, physically capturing Libya's oil plays a minor role. They are interested in not only destabilizing the entire Middle East, including the crown jewel Saudi Arabia, but also sending the world economy into a death spiral. The $200-barrel oil prices will surely do more damage to the world economy than any other single event short of some global catastrophe.
The media plays its part by demonizing Gadhafi in much the same way it demonized Saddam Hussein, who eventually went to the gallows as a reward for his dutiful service to the CIA. Henry Kissinger, a close Rockefeller confidant, said it best when he explained that presented with the right crisis, the American people will beg to be enslaved.
And $6-per-gallon gasoline -- or higher -- and its engineered reverberations throughout the economy portends just such a crisis.