Is this Libya’s gold in London?
by Dee McLachlan
I was born and raised in Africa. Our history books distorted the truth about the “respectable” leaders, like Cecil John Rhodes. They didn’t teach us about the plunder — a plunder that never stopped.
On the surface, the gap between rich and poor does not make sense.
According to the World Bank, the citizens of Luxembourg, Qatar, Norway, Singapore and Switzerland enjoy some of the highest household average salaries in the world. Luxembourg, for example, has an annual household average salary of $91,388 (I presume USD).
And take for example, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — a country ravaged by conflict. With a population of 75 million, it has the lowest household average salary in Africa — a mere $422. (Does this mean an average of $1.15 per day for the family?)
Yet, in 2009, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) had an estimated $24 trillion in untapped mineral deposits — including gold.
How is that possible?
For starters, those who tried to provide equity or fairness are dispatched forthwith.
Dispatched… by Assassination
The first legally elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo was Patrice Lumumba.
Lumumba had said in his Independence speech:
“…We shall see to it that the lands of our native country truly benefit its children. We shall revise all the old laws and make them into new ones that will be just and noble. We shall stop the persecution of free thought.”
Dangerous words for those who wish to control resources and money.
He was assassinated on 17 January, 1961. And (as reported in The Guardian),
“this heinous crime was a culmination of two inter-related assassination plots by American and Belgian governments.”
A central bank in the Congo was established in 1964, three years after Lumumba’s death.
A more recent example of murder and plunder in Africa is Libya.
Muammar Gaddafi and the Gold Dinar
Muammar Gaddafi had instituted a state-owned central bank in Libya and a value-based trade currency, the Gold Dinar.
He announced that Libya’s oil was for sale, but only for the Gold Dinar. Other African nations flocked to the new Libyan currency for trade.
Africa was essentially an enslaved continent — and Gaddafi was all about strengthening Africa. And it was Gaddafi’s Libya that offered all of Africa its freedom.
He saw to it that Libya modernized early – connecting the entire continent by telephone, television, radio broadcasting and several other technological applications. And thanks to the WMAX radio bridge, a low cost connection was made available across the African continent, including in rural areas.
As described in International 360°:
“It began in 1992, when 45 African nations established RASCOM (Regional African Satellite Communication Organization) so that Africa would have its own satellite and slash communication costs in the continent. This was a time when phone calls to and from Africa were the most expensive in the world because of the annual US$500 million fee pocketed by Europe for the use of its satellites like Intelsat for phone conversations…”
But an African satellite only cost a one-time payment of US$400 million.
“…how can slaves, seeking to free themselves from their master’s exploitation ask the master’s help to achieve that freedom? Not surprisingly, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the USA, Europe only made vague promises for 14 years.
“Gaddafi put an end to these futile pleas to the western ‘benefactors’ with their exorbitant interest rates. The Libyan guide put US$300 million on the table; the African Development Bank added US$50 million more and the West African Development Bank a further US$27 million – and that’s how Africa got its first communications satellite on 26 December 2007.”
Libya was attempting to free the Africa continent from further plunder. But how did a symbolic gesture of a mere US$300 million change the life of an entire continent? Gaddafi deprived the West, not just US$500 million per year, but the billions of dollars in debt and interest that would grow exponentially — keeping the continent financially enslaved.
(Meanwhile, singers and NGOs were shaking tins on street corners in the West gathering coins for the desperate poverty there. They were targeting the wrong people.)
Nelson Mandela faced criticism from the West over his friendships with Fidel Castro and Muammar Gaddafi. In 1997 Mandela awarded Gaddafi the Order of Good Hope
Gaddafi, who he awarded the Order of Good Hope to in 1997
The western MSM kept on with their anti-Gaddafi propaganda.
In March 2011, it was reported that:
“It is easy to understand the French wrath against Gaddafi.
“The African Monetary Fund is expected to totally supplant the African activities of the International Monetary Fund which, with only US$25 billion, was able to bring an entire continent to its knees and make it swallow questionable privatization like forcing African countries to move from public to private monopolies.”
The West kept to their deliberate plan to keep Africa enslaved.
Clinton’s Emails… Another Bombshell
As reported in globalresearch, one of the 3,000 Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department on New Year’s Eve revealed evidence of NATO’s plot to overthrow Gaddafi. The email, entitled “France’s client and Qaddafi’s gold”, was sent by Sydney Blumenthal to the Secretary of State.
The motive: to crush the gold-backed African currency. A bonus was the Libyan oil reserves. (The links to these emails no longer work.)
The multi-state NATO-led coalition “invaded” Libya, helped brutally murder it’s leader and imposed a private central bank. They returned Libya’s oil output to the dollar. All in the name of democracy.
The gold that was to have been made into the Gold Dinars, 144 tons of it, is as of last report, unaccounted for.
The rich countries — deep in debt — are still exploiting or invading Africa.
And the International Monetary Fund and World Bank — both controlled by the same people — are Africa’s biggest enemy. They impose conditions that cripples African economies, and keep Africans in poverty.
A tent blazes inside Gaddafi’s compound
So if someone disrupts their plans — they must be got rid of.
A £1 million reward was offered for Gaddafi’s head. And as the Dailymail reported, SAS troops dressed in Arab clothes joined the hunt for the dictator.
Photo credits - Reuters (Mandela) P DE Poulpiquet (fire)