Saturday, 30 April 2011

Libya - Stale Mate

Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi today refused to give up power but said that he was ready for a ceasefire and negotiations provided NATO 'stop its planes'.
Gaddafi looked to have been winning with government forces held at bay in the east and around the besieged city of Misrata, while fighting for control of the western mountains.

But weeks of Western air strikes have failed to dislodge the Libyan leader and the war has instead become locked in a painful stalemate.

Continue reading: Libya War - You cant force me out

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Justification: The mind of Islamic terrorism Part 1 - Gaddafi

With most people you talk to in Malta about the possibility of a terrorist attack happening on the island, the response you get back from them is one of bewilderment. It is so far out of their comprehension that when spoken into their reality it is alien to them. So the initial response is “what, Malta? No, why would anyone want to attack Malta”, as if to think such a thing is strange. You then point out a few facts to them and what before was so far out of their comprehension and a little strange, then becomes a reality based upon a simple understanding of the global threat posed by militant Islam, the Islamic fundamentalist ideology behind it, what constitutes a legitimate target in their eyes, and the current international geo- political scene of which Malta plays its part, especially with the exodus on the way from North Africa.

Then there are those you speak to who do realise the very serious threat posed to Malta who have knowledge of domestic and international political and cultural affairs, and their response is that there is absolutely no serious mechanisms in place to prevent a terrorist atrocity on the island. You can pretty much walk into any building, even government buildings, with a rucksack on your back with absolutely no security checks whatsoever. Although I do not personally believe that if there was a terrorist attack on the island they would hit a government building. If they were to hit a place like Paceville, they would destroy a large part of the Country’s economy in an instant because Malta lives on tourism which might be seen as recompense by someone like Gaddafi, and they would murder many Westerners whose Countries are viewed as the enemy, which is always the aim of Islamic fundamentalists.

Maybe it’s the false sense of security that the Maltese live in because nothing serious of note has ever happened on the island towards them so there is no awareness of the ever present threat lurking in our world today. The attitude of the population is that everyone around the world are friends with the Maltese people because it’s a tourist island and Malta doesn’t take a position on anything (wrong) so no one is ever going to commit a terrorist atrocity here.

In the new world of international Islamic terrorism, with wars raging throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and terrorist attacks happening and being planned against European Countries, no EU State can be complacent to the threat posed to their people. Unless the attitude of those employed to protect the people is “Nothing will ever happen, and if it does then we will act”.

Malta’s profile was all over the world news 24 hours a day for over a month before the current joint EU - US war against Gaddafi in Libya. It played a pivotal role in the build up to the bombs being dropped on his Country with thousands of international troops embarking and disembarking from the island and the place being used as a military hub in the Med. This is how the island has always been used historically. This role Malta played was put out through the worlds media as a humanitarian exercise, which amongst other things it was, with thousands of people evacuated from Libya to Malta before the first bombs were dropped, but there can be no doubting that Malta, as part of the EU, was central to the war and bombing campaign that is now raging against Gaddafi in Libya.

The Maltese believe that Gaddafi would never attack Malta because of the historical partnership/friendship between the 2 countries. That was before Malta played staging post and launch pad to the current war against him and his regime that is aimed at his complete removal from power and the possible assassination of him and his family, with the Prime Minister of Malta vocally supporting that aim on a political level through the media.

Malta might not be the one dropping the bombs on Gadafi but her European and American allies are, combined with her moral and tactical support due to her location. This makes Malta culpable and a direct enemy now, part of the Christian coalition against an Arab/moslem Nation.

With Gadafi having nothing to lose due to the fact that he and his family are fighting for their very survival after stating they will fight to the end, under those circumstances any action against the aggressor, wherever and whoever, would be justified in their eyes.

(War is War…Death, blood, destruction and devastation is all a part of it, whoever is on the receiving end.)

Don’t forget the 2 Libyan fighter jets that arrived on the island either, the ones that Gadafi requested the Maltese government return to him which was refused. How do you think he feels about that snub along with every other snub from the Maltese government, along with them being tacit supporters of those bombing him and his Country right at this moment, as they seek to assassinate him?

Wherever he is right now, I am sure he and his family are not very happy with Malta who he viewed as being one of his closest allies, who sold him out at a time of his greatest need.

On a political level the Maltese government could not refuse the EU – US using Malta as their staging post on the run up to the war. This coalition is obviously a lot more powerful than the crippled Libyan government under Gaddafi. But the EU – US is not in the firing range of Libya with only 300 miles of water separating the 2 Countries, along with a large network of ex-pats living on the island. Of course there are Libyan ex-pats throughout Europe, with European Countries now fearful of the threat, but Malta is in a completely different situation because it is so close.

Who knows what type of terrorist infrastructure Gadafi has in place on the island? The one and only mosque in Malta near the Marsa detention centre that is filled with moslems from all different Countries every Friday was built by him. You never know what type of weapons and explosives he has stored up here over the years just in case of this current eventuality he is now facing which is called strategic planning. It would be naïve to think that he has nothing on the island due to its strategic location to Libya itself, and Southern Europe. He did place the bomb on-board the Pan Am flight that blew up over Lockerbie in Malta, so there is a history of his State sponsored terrorism operating on the island.

The threat from Gaddafi is only one of the threats now posed to the National Security of Malta and could push him to fund another terrorist network to commit an atrocity here, unless he arms his long range missiles with chemical warheads and starts firing them off in the direction of Malta but I cannot see that (but you never know).

Gaddafi was the worlds No.1 State sponsor of international terrorism so he is more than able to start waging a guerilla war against Nation States on their own soil by funding Islamic militants like Al Qaeda, Al Shabab, or even ‘the IRA’, although the IRA is a direct threat to Britain not Malta. Due to his vast oil wealth, he has the financial capability to fund any willing terrorist groups who have their hands out needing money to wage their own war against their mutual enemy. It is this potential insidious terrorist threat against the EU – US coalition Countries, why there is no alternative but his complete removal from power now. European Countries and the United States have been on the receiving end of his State funded terrorism over the past 30 years, so to leave him in power would only mean waiting for a new wave of terrorist attacks.

The momentum to remove him has begun and it will not stop now until the job is done.

Removing him is the only logical option on the table. We have to just wait and see how the war on the ground in Libya pans out now; at the minute it looks like a stale mate which gives Gaddafi breathing space to maneuver and plot his revenge against his enemies. He cannot fight a conventional war against the EU – US coalition, so the only type of warfare he has left in his arsenal is international terrorism against innocent civilian populations. This could be used to force public opinion against the coalition bombing of him and his country, especially if it was wrapped up as an attack by Islamic militants fighting against Western Crusaders attacking moslem lands.

An Islamic inspired terrorist attack happens and then Arabs/moslems fill our TV screens day and night giving the reasons and justifications for why it happened, thus influencing public opinion towards their view point amongst those who awaken to the new reality staring them in the face who want answers to why it happened. The Arabs/moslems on TV will say they do not condone it “BUT” and then paint the picture of big bad Western powers (EU – US) attacking defenceless Arab/moslem Nations like Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan, which then changes the political landscape. This then opens the door for the Islamic religion to come in and start to dominate public life because a terrorist attack kicks the door down and gives them a voice into the Nation.

Bomb in one hand and a supposed holy book in the other…

Friday, 15 April 2011

We wont stop bombing till he is gone!

Now it IS regime change: Cameron, Obama and Sarkozy promise to keep bombing Libya until Gaddafi is gone
David Cameron, Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy upped the stakes in the Libya conflict last night as they vowed to fight on until Colonel Gaddafi is ousted.

In a joint article, the British, American and French leaders warned it would be an ‘unconscionable betrayal’ were Nato to stop bombing with the dictator still in power.

Gaddafi must ‘go and go for good’ before rebuilding of the country could begin, they said, rejecting calls for an immediate ceasefire.

Full article: Regime change in Libya