"Libya is at a crossroads. If we do not agree today on reforms …. rivers of blood will run through Libya.
We will take up arms… we will fight to the last bullet.
We will destroy seditious elements.
If everybody is armed, it is civil war, we will kill each other.
Libya is not Egypt, it is not Tunisia"
- Saif al-Islam Kadhafi, 38 (Moamer’s son)
Hey – happy Monday to you!
The picture on the left is not Moamer Kadhafi (he wishes he still looked that good) or Saif – it’s Vigo the Carpathian, who also promised "rivers of blood" but only actually managed to produce rivers of slime before the Ghostbusters put him back in the painting. Did Kadhafi steal his speech from the 1989 Ivan Reitman film or, perhaps, did he lift it from arch-conservative Enoch Powell’s speech? Powell warned that if the UK were to allow immigrants to have ordinary rights, that the streets of London would look like the set of Ghostbusters (I am paraphrasing slightly).
While the foundation Powell laid in England became the rallying cry for Conservatives in Arizona recently, when we see OTHER countries oppressing the rights of people we go nuts, right? About 250 protesters have already been killed by Kadhafi’s storm troopers but we’re not worried about the rivers of blood – we’re worried about the rivers of oil that are controlled by Libya, which pumps 2Mb a day out of their estimated 42Bn barrel reserves.
Libya, boarders Egypt,Tunisia and Algeria – 3 more of the biggest African oil producers and all with rioting citizens who are offended that they are beginning to starve while the top 1% of their country continue to live lives of wealth and splendor. What the people do not realize is that, even if their leaders wanted to help them – they really can’t.
The inflation that Ben Bernanke is shoving down the throats of the World (in place of food) is more than any government that can’t print money can handle. Take poor Hosni Mubarack, for example. It is reported he stole $70Bn from the Egyptian people over 30 years – that’s $2.3Bn per year or what Lloyd Blankfein would call "Mid-year bonuses" but, rather than getting invited to the White House to set economic policy, poor Mubarack is shown the door by his people.…