Caught Red-Handed: Washington tried to snatch $ 1,5 Bio

… to pay its NTC employees. – Published on Voltairenet.org, by Thierry Meyssan, August 18, 2011. (Same in FRENCH – LA MAIN DANS LE SAC: Washington tente de voler 1,5 Mia de $ … pour payer ses salariés du CNT, dans Voltairenet.org, par Thierry Meyssan, le 6 août 2011).

The United States tried to seize on Monday 1 500 000 000 dollars owned by the Libyan state, but at the last minute South Africa got in its way. The documents emanating from this episode, and unveiled by Voltaire Network, reveal that the members of the NTC and their staff are the direct employees of a US entity … // 

… Arguing that the unfreezing is legal when the funds are intended for humanitarian or civilian ends (Article 19 of Resolution 1970 [1]), Washington indicated that it will unilaterally allocate this amount as follows:

500 000 000 dollars to humanitarian organizations of its choice “to address ongoing humanitarian needs and those that can be anticipated, in line with the call of the United Nations and its foreseeable updates”;

500 000 000 dollars to “companies supplying fuel and vital humanitarian goods”;

500 000 000 dollars to the Temporary Financial Mechanism (TFM) for “salaries and operating expenses of Libyan civil servants, food subsidies, electricity and other humanitarian purchases.” From this amount, 100 000 000 dollars will be provisioned to be subsequently allocated for the humanitarian needs of the Libyan people in areas not controlled by the National Transitional Council (NTC) once it will have established “a credible, transparent and effective” mechanism for handing over the funds.

In plain English, the United States informed the Sanctions Committee of its intention to help itself to $ 1.5 billion, of which one-third would be earmarked for their own humanitarian services (USAID …), another third would go to their own multinationals (Exxon, Halliburton etc..), and the rest would be given to the TFM, a LIEM office, which happens to be an informal body created by Washington and endorsed by the Contact Group to administer Libya [2].

Washington said that it expected to have the tacit approval of the Sanctions Committee within five days after receipt of the letter.

Unfortunately, Libya could not object to this robbery because it was not represented at this Committee. Indeed, the former ambassador has defected, and – in violation of the Headquarters Agreement – the State Department has not issued a visa to the new ambassador of Libya.

Washington fully intended to take advantage of this forced absence to seize the booty. Moreover, France has already created a precedent by stealing $ 128 million in the similar conditions.

It was ultimately the Permanent Representative of South Africa, Ambassador Baso Sangqu, who hindered the operation … (full text). http://www.voltairenet.org/Washington-tried-to-snatch-1-5

Links:

AfriCom: Control of Africa, on Voltairenet.org.

What do you know about the Bilderberg-Group, by Thierry Meyssan, May 9, 2011.

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