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RT TV LOOKS AT ITALY, LIBYA, AND FRANCE: A QUICK ASSESSMENT

As usual, Russian television is filling in some blanks left conveniently blacked out in the Western news media regarding Libya, and here one has to read between the lines very closely:

Libyan deposits turn Italy oily

If you've been following the unfolding European debt crisis, you'll have noticed that two leaders and their countries seem to be calling the shots: France's Nicholas Sarkozy and Germany's Angele Merkel. Recall that it was at France's instigation that the NATO action against Libya began, and the loser in this internal European polka is Italy, which had strong business ties to Libya, and imported a great deal of its oil.

While France was bombing and Germany was pledging to take a hand in post-Qaddafi Libya, these two nations were also meeting to decide on a future political integration of Europe to save the Euro and, with Germany propping up Italy, Spain, and Greece, it becomes increasingly clear that the shots are being called in Paris and Berlin. In short, Italy will no longer be the European power representing European interests in Libya, France and Germany have restructured the deal.

While the RT article doesn't go further than this, they lead right up to the edge of a conclusion that it takes little imagination to see: with American adventurism in the Middle East and Central Asia, and an increasingly bellicose attitude in Washington around the world, Europe -read France and Germany- is acting to protect and secure their own energy supplies. The Germans in paricular, as I have already mentioned this week, are also looking to Russia as a new energy supplier.

IN short, the geopolitical world is changing, and we are seeing the emergence, again, of a tri-polar world, with Libya the unfortunate victim of the jockeying between Berlin and Paris on the one hand, and Washington on the other. There will, of course, be smiles for the cameras when the leaders of the USA, France, and Germany get together, but expect behind the scenes for Europe to be giving voice to an increasingly independent tune. What emerges in the post-Qaddafi LIbya will say alot, and of course, we are already hearing the rumblings - voiced tentatively for now to be sure - that militant Islamists may gain access to Qaddafi's arsenal of weapons, including surface to air missiles.

I'll leave it to you to guess what they're setting the stage for...

 

3 thoughts on “RT TV LOOKS AT ITALY, LIBYA, AND FRANCE: A QUICK ASSESSMENT”

  1. Another war possibly with Syria when will these wars ever stop with the Dixiblians whating to take us back to the Articles of Confederation or dark age Europe or the Paleolithic age retrogression seems to be the temper of the times.

  2. I won’t be surprised if some western power brings troops to Libya to ‘stabalise’ the area. And why we are at it I can see that happening if the government in Syria doesn’t stop being so naughty. I don’t really agree with those options but I won’t be surprised if it happens.
    If one was in the war business its a good season…
    (second attempt to post)

  3. yes, exactly …next thing we’ll know is they’ll be pining for the good old days of Gaddaffi Duckula…how often have we seen this before? No prize claims please! I mean wasn’t Castro supposed to be their boy to begin with?

    Also, hardly surprising really I guess, if I’ve understood somewhat accurately the nature of the secret euro societys and their actual, control of America while seeming to be ‘poodles’..kind of figures of course. But…its never that simple of course, as the various factions start trying to elbow their way to the front of the troth.
    The Toth Troth? Sorry, its been a long day!

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