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Friday, June 17, 2022

The little-known Libya oil story

 


 

Libya laboratory: the unknown front


By Manlio Dinucci


While Europe is in the grip of the energy crisis, in Libya oil wells have been closed since last February. In Italy and in Europe there is no mention of it, so as not to have to go into the details of a war that we are promoting, which, however, is good for the Italian government no one has noticed. Till now!

But how did this situation come about? Last December elections in Libya were mysteriously canceled one week before the vote. Why? Colonel Gaddafi's son, Saif Gaddafi was given over 50% in the polls and would become president of Libya.

 In response to this brutal interference in Libyan political life, last February the Parliament thus voted to trust Fathi Bashagha after he had in turn recognized the authority of Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army.

However, the outgoing premier, Abdulhamid Dabaiba, supported by the West, now without political legitimacy remains in his post in Tripoli, he is protected by his militias, to which ISIS has recently been added.

 This has prompted the Libyan people together with the trade unions to close the oil wells, almost entirely in 2/3 of Libya controlled by Haftar’s Libyan National Army. This extreme decision is motivated by a well-founded fear that the oil revenues will be used to finance a new repressive military device in Tripoli, sponsored by NATO, against the will of the people.

 At a time when the debate in Italy is focused on war and the high cost of living, unblocking Libyan oil through the full recognition of Libyan sovereignty and not through the financing of militias and support for an "illegal" Prime Minister could provide Italy with those resources necessary to counter the high cost of living.

 Who is ready to challenge the Draghi government in this battle?

 We talked about it with Michelangelo Severgnini, author of the film "The Scream", for several years in contact with hundreds of Libyans and migrants from Libyan soil.

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