''Arab Spring'' Libya


Burning all the bridges before the final burn. KGS

H/T: Vlad

H/T TL from Business insider:

Colonel Qaddafi has ordered the disruption of Libyan oil exports by destroying pipelines to the Mediterranean, sources tell Time’s Robert Baer:

“There’s been virtually no reliable information coming out of Tripoli, but a source close to the Gaddafi regime I did manage to get hold of told me the already terrible situation in Libya will get much worse. Among other things, Gaddafi has ordered security services to start sabotaging oil facilities. They will start by blowing up several oil pipelines, cutting off flow to Mediterranean ports. The sabotage, according to the insider, is meant to serve as a message to Libya’s rebellious tribes: It’s either me or chaos.”

Oil has been spiking on fears of a Libyan disruption. Already today the country declared force majeur, effectively canceling oil contracts.

Libya produces 1.9 million barrels of oil per day.

5 Responses

  1. Hi Guys.
    I’ve been trying to find a second source for this “News” except for Time magazine nobody mentions this(for the moment) .We know by now where the allegiance of Time lays and Obama’s new spokesperson is Time.Good way to drive up the petrol price and wreck the US economy a bit further .Cultivate the ground for the next “Revolution”?

    1. What you say sounds reasonable… I’ll check with Vlad and see if he’s dug up anything else. thanks for the word of caution.

  2. It also sounds like what Hussein did in Quwait when forced to evacuate his troops. So anything is possible here, and this would not be out of character for a desperate murderous thug wanting to destroy everything before he goes out shooting.

  3. KGS

    Exactly what I put up at Vlad’s place.

    The blowing up of oil-heads and pipelines led to the immediate launch of the ground war against Saddam’s forces in Kuwait – even the French, who had been prevaricating upto that point, agrred that there was other way left. Till then, while the air war was continuing, there was still hope for peace with Gorbachov as the broker.

    If Gaddaffi creates an environmental disaster in the Mediterranean sea, which then impacts on Europe, then that would be cause enough for the invasion of Libya.

    Considering that the ME is already aflame, primarily because of our interventions in islamic countries, and the said Islamic countries( so called moderate regimes), suppressing any dissent towards that inflammatory act, an invasion of Libya will be pouring petrol on a raging fire. Good. Its the only way.

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