• Hizb ut-Tahrir’s demonstration outside the Libyan Embassy in London [20th February 2011]
• Against Gaddafi the murderer, loyal ally of Britain and enemy of Islam
• Stand with your brothers and sisters who are being massacred
Libya is not a poor country, being a major oil producer – with most of its output going to EU states. Yet, vast majority of its citizens live on less than $2 a day, which begs the question, what happens to all that oil money? Unsurprisingly, it is siphoned off by the brutal Gaddafi regime into Swiss bank accounts. At least this much is universally known.
Hence, what is absolutely reprehensible is the behaviour of western governments, as on numerous occasions they have demonstrated their unanimity in closing ranks to “freeze” the assets of governments or heads of states. They have even perfected the art of co-ordinated action. We saw it against Saddam Hussein, with the Zimbabwe regime, and recently against WikiLeaks, Ben Ali and Mubarak, etc.
So, what prevented them from freezing Gaddafi’s assets – for 42 years?
BP’s lobbying for the release of Ali al-Magrahi to secure lucrative contracts is but a glaring clue.
Inevitably, the money will be seized, after consuming the oil.
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