Not to forget France and Britain!!
Interwoven news- you may not think it is connected, but, it seems it is all interconnected
We shall start with Russia and end with Italy
The western mainstream media is reporting that Russia is going to recognize the "new" Libyan government- You know the NATO created rebels?
Anyway, this is an interesting development, BUT, the "recognition" is not exactly as clear cut as the western media is making it out to be.
There is a caveat-
"President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday Russia will recognize Libya's National Transnational Council (NTC) as the North African state's legitimate government if it brings the war-torn country together.
"If the rebels have the power and spirit and opportunity to unite the country on a new democratic basis, then of course we will consider establishing relations with them"
This in no way can be perceived as a ringing endorsement of the NATO government. Russia is hedging and I find it curious.
Does Russia think there is a possibility that Gaddafi could make a come back of sorts?
A couple of days ago, a Russian envoy was reported to be visiting Syria
The latest bloodshed came as a senior Russian envoy said after talks in Damascus on Monday that there was no change in Moscow's policy on Syria which has been opposed to Western calls for sanctions, Syrian state media said.
"Russia's position on Syria is unchanged," the official SANA news agency quoted deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov as saying.
"The envoy affirmed his country's support for the reforms launched by Syria in the political and economic fields and expressed hope that its security and stability would be maintained," the agency added.
The Russian envoy, who held talks with both President Bashar al-Assad and Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, underlined the "importance of continued coordination between the two countries in all fields."
For his part, Assad expressed his appreciation for Russia's "balanced approach to developments in Syria," SANA added.Russia has so far been maintaining it's position with regards to Syria.
Moscow staunchly opposes attempts by Western governments to push through a UN Security Council resolution targeting Assad, and has circulated an alternative draft urging Syria to expedite reforms.
Is Russia hedging on Libya because of this position with Syria?
I don't know, but, their stance on the Libyan rebels is interesting, carefully worded and open to multiple interpretations. Surely, that is intentional.
Just a reminder:
U.S. admits funding Syrian opposition
When Syria and Russia and China for that matter, mention outside intervention.... there has been lots of it. Coming in many ways.
This article is interesting in it's entirety, so do read it.
What I found good about it, was the Sarkozy/France/ BANKER angle.
As I have mentioned on a number of occasions Libya is being plundered.
The bankers stand to reap massive windfalls.
Not to mention oil company profits.
Consider this a snapshot in the whole scenario of plunder.
"This war started in October 2010 when Gaddafi's chief of protocol, Nuri Mesmari, defected to Paris, was approached by French intelligence and for all practical purposes a military coup d'etat was concocted, involving defectors in Cyrenaica.
Sarkozy had a bag full of motives to exact revenge.....
French banks had told him that Gaddafi was about to transfer his billions of euros to Chinese banks. Thus Gaddafi could not by any means become an example to other Arab nations or sovereign funds.
(Sovereign funds-go back and read on this if you missed it- The wealth of sovereign funds tie Libya and Norway together)
French corporations told Sarko that Gaddafi had decided not to buy Rafale fighters anymore, and not to hire the French to build a nuclear plant; he was more concerned in investing in social services.
Energy giant Total wanted a much bigger piece of the Libyan energy cake - which was being largely eaten, on the European side, by Italy's ENI, especially because Premier Silvio "bunga bunga" Berlusconi, a certified Big G fan, had clinched a complex deal with Gaddafi.There is more after this including the mention of Bernard Henri Levy- tool of the ptb's
You can read that for yourself
France was out of the picture and lowly Italy was making deals with Gaddafi.
Surely this was enough to drive Sarkozy over the cliff !
And so a "coup" was hatched.
You may recall that Berlusconi balked at the attack on Libya.
It is quite interesting to note that at the beginning of the week Berlusconi was lobbying for a delay on Syrian oil sanctions until December/11
The Italian government has said that pushing back the implementation of an embargo from mid-October to the end of November would have no real impact on the Syrian government, because contracts for the delivery of oil have been paid in advance through to the latter date. But other member states want the sanctions in place as soon as possible.Then suddenly, today in fact!
Around 90 per cent of Syria's crude oil is bought by EU countries, with half of that arriving at Italian ports. Germany and Italy import 32 and 31 per cent of all Syria's oil respectively. And although Italy's request for a delay was not well received by other member states, one diplomat, quoted by the Financial Times, said that the timing of the sanctions was the only stumbling block and could still be resolved by Friday, when EU foreign ministers meet in Poland.
Berlusconi under fire for controversial remarks
Citing phone calls that authorities said they secretly recorded, investigators quoted Berlusconi as saying he's frustrated with investigations of him and eager to leave Italy.
Secretly recorded phone calls, leaked. Curious timing?
"I'm getting out to mind my own f---ing business, from somewhere else, and so I'm leaving this sh--ty country, of which I'm sickened."It is almost as if the pressure is on...