Libya (5): CNN Stepford Wives versus Ex-CIA Jeremiad

As ZeroHedge describes this segment:

Former CIA analyst Michael Scheuer appeared on CNN and told his lovely blonde and brunette anchors the truth about what is really happening. The hilarious Stepford Wives reaction and the unprecedented cognitive dissonance the ensues is worth the price of admission.

Business Insider describes him as:

Former CIA analyst, and head of the Osama Bin Laden team from 1996 to 199, Michael Scheuer spoke to CNN about the situation in Libya. He was candid about the nature of the rebel groups fighting Qaddafi, and about the choices the U.S. faces.

  • BBC / Adam CurtisGoodies and Baddies: The idea of “humanitarian intervention” which is behind the decision to attack in Libya is one of the central beliefs of our age.
    It divides people. Some see it as a noble, disinterested use of Western power. Others see it as a smokescreen for a latter-day liberal imperialism.
    I want to tell the story of how this idea originated and how it has grown up to possess the minds of a generation of liberal men and women in Europe and America.
    It is the story of a generation who became disenchanted with traditional power politics. They thought they could leap over the old corrupt structures of power and connect directly with the innocent victims of war around the world.
    It was a grand utopian project that began in the mid-60s in Africa and flourished and spread across the world. But in the 1990s it became corrupted by the very thing it was supposed to have transcended – western power politics.
  • Weekly Worker / Gerry Downing – No defence of Benghazi: In the course of the struggle against imperialism Libya suffered the genocide of up to 50% of its population by Italian colonialism in the 1920s and early 30s… Gaddafi deposed [Italian-backed King Idris] in 1969 and nationalised the oil companies in 1970. He redistributed wealth to Libyans, so that it is still the most egalitarian country in Africa…
    Gaddafi has worked since 1969 to balance between the different tribes in Libya…
    The rebel leaders are an alliance of former ministers in Gaddafi’s regime; CIA-sponsored and -funded, pro-imperialist opportunists; monarchists; and al-Qa’eda Islamists…
    In Egypt and Tunisia the working class played and will play a significant, politically independent role… Matters were totally different in Libya. Stories of Gaddafi’s black mercenaries hid the appalling slaughter of black workers carried out by our rebels…
    A Somalian bus driver friend tells me his cousin, an engineer in the oilfields, was murdered by the rebels, and the rest of the family – his wife and two children – are missing, also believed murdered. “Gaddafi is a bastard,” he says, “but these people must be defeated. I have no hesitation supporting Gaddafi against them.” This is a common African sentiment…
    There are many reports on the involvement of al-Qa’eda cells in Libya and there are numerous sources testifying to their attempts to assassinate Gaddafi. According to Martin Bright, home affairs editor of The Observer, “British intelligence paid large sums of money to an al-Qa’eda cell in Libya in a doomed attempt to assassinate colonel Gaddafi in 1996 …
    these are the political, social and religious orientations of the rebels which led every imperialist nation, every reactionary state in the Gulf and the Arab League (22 nations, nine of the 11 who attended, with Syria and Algeria opposed) to support the rebels and the no-fly-zone war on Libya.
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