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U.S. Swipes Money from Libyan Accounts to Fund Pro-American Oil Rebels

Nothing like throwing gasoline on a burning fire.

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(SALEM, Ore.) - Many have already heard that the United States' latest effort to kill and maim people in far off lands will take place in Libya to the tune of $30 billion in seized assets.

The move fits the criteria of habitual American behavior; the U.S. only goes after former friends like Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein and Usama bin Laden. Even Ho Chi Minh aided the United States during WWII in its fight with Japanese forces occupying Vietnam.

I'm not saying Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi is a great world leader, but he's responsible for far less death than the Americans who stand in judgment of him; who attacked Iraq and killed over a million innocent people on bad information; people who were actually very deserving of their lives.

The majority of the people of Libya, particularly in Tripoli, want nothing to do with the NATO intervention. They see themselves as the next Iraq, where an American slaughter fest has been underway for the better part of a decade.

Information about the temperament of the Libyan people is based on reports being delivered to our newsroom by Dr. Franklin Lamb with Salem-News, who is in Tripoli talking to the locals. They have been issued arms by the government to defend themselves against the factions in government rebellion.

Franklin Lamb this week in Libya - a local perspective....

In its formal recognition of the "rebel leadership" in Libya as the country’s legitimate government, the United States says the so-called rebels will be in charge of the $30 billion in Libyan assets held in the U.S. It is not yet clear how and when the money would be released according to the New York Times.

She stands firmly behind Israel's apartheid laws that subjugate Palestinians by the million, but Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an international gathering that Qaddafi’s government is not legitimate, and that the United States would join more than 30 countries in extending diplomatic recognition to the main opposition group, known as the Transitional National Council or TNC.

These new 30 countries are another 'coalition of the willing' like the one used to attack Iraq in a conflict that never produced good results or led to any type of real resolution. Clinton's attempt to dress the matter and present it as a world need, is an outright joke. If Clinton and her lot cared about humanity they would back the real world effort, of far more than 30 countries, trying to see the people of Palestine end 63 years of illegal Israeli occupation.

“We will help the T.N.C. sustain its commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Libya,” Mrs. Clinton said, “and we will look to it to remain steadfast in its commitment to human rights and fundamental freedoms.”

The decision by Washington increases diplomatic pressure on Colonel Qaddafi to step down, and also, according to the NY Times, holds the prospect of funneling money to rebels to propel an offensive, "that has proceeded in fits and starts".

Nothing like throwing gasoline on a burning fire.

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Tim King: Salem-News.com Editor and Writer

Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines.

Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Silver Spoke Award by the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (2011), Excellence in Journalism Award by the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs (2010), Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), First-place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Tim has several years of experience in network affiliate news TV stations, having worked as a reporter and photographer at NBC, ABC and FOX stations in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. Tim was a member of the National Press Photographer's Association for several years and is a current member of the Orange County Press Club.

Serving the community in very real terms, Salem-News.com is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. As News Editor, Tim among other things, is responsible for publishing the original content of 82 Salem-News.com writers. He reminds viewers that emails are easily missed and urges those trying to reach him, to please send a second email if the first goes unanswered. You can write to Tim at this address: newsroom@salem-news.com


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Charles Bulloch July 18, 2011 2:32 pm (Pacific time)

Tim King: Get out and stay out.


BG July 18, 2011 7:55 am (Pacific time)

King you have no idea what you are writing about. What is your real experience? It's all in your head man, you wouldn't make a hair on a journalist's ass. Haha Rassman was a punk, major incompetent punk, both in Nam and in law enforcement. Fat pig.

Tim King: I'll bet you wouldn't say that to his face.  As far as your other statement, I've been well entrenched since the late 80's in this profession and it is what I do.  I'm not sure if you even have the required capacity to understand.  There isn't any question about it, so get it right.  So you are a right winger, you want a cookie?  .  


Mark July 17, 2011 6:11 pm (Pacific time)

Chavez is hated by millions of his countrymen, you obviouly have been deceived. The war crimes by us in Vietnam were unfortunate, but miniscule compared to the invading communists. You should go speak to some 1st generation boat people to get the real score, unless your agenda is to Jane Fonda or John Kerry my brothers. If the latter is your intent, may karma find you ...

Tim King: Hugo Chavez is not hated by "millions" of his countrymen, only a select number of rich people who suddenly have to share, let me get out the kleenex.  John Kerry fought in Vietnam, you must hate Vietnam Veterans?  Well I have so many friends who served in Vietnam I can't count them all, you obviously don't understand.  I also spent a day with Jim Rassman, the Green Beret John Kerry pulled from  the Mekong.  First hand account Mark, pretty sad you would go after Kerry.  The real piece of you know what is that deserter named George W. Bush.  You should have heard what Jim Rassman, who is a Republican, had to say about him.  Damn the idea of not supporting Vietnam Veterans, I can't believe you would dishonor someone who fought for their nation in Vietnam, get it right.  What Fonda did was wrong, what does that have to do with anything?  Blind nationalism and attacks on politicians who support the poor and Vietnam Vets, pretty sad.  Swiftboat that.


BG July 16, 2011 6:22 pm (Pacific time)

What's so strange about this? " Even Ho Chi Minh aided the United States during WWII in its fight with Japanese forces occupying Vietnam." The Japs were killing most everyone...it was survival time. Then Ho, ignored by FDR, then Truman (both dems) hooked up with Stalin, who along with Mao killed more people than all those killed in all of recorded history. Even to this day I would like to dig up Ho and kill him again and again and again...utterly evil bastard, but then most of you peace time veterans have no idea what real evil is, and he was no damn freedom fighter, but an invader who killed innocents, as is the MO of all leftist dictators.

 Editor: Oh I'd say the residents of My Lai and Son Thang are very familiar with the concept.  I take it you are all cool with France going back in after WWII with Truman's help?  What a crap act that was.  It's also noteworthy that the Vietnamese went in and crushed the Khmer Rouge, where were the glorious Americans for that?  Oh right, they were making inroads with China, building relations with the pukes who backed the Khmer Rouge.  Don't even start with me on this unless you really know your history man.  The Communists did terrible things and so did the Americans, but who invaded whose country?  And items like Agent Orange and other inhuman substances go on killing to this day, so I guess you really were effective there.  Yeah, evil bastard, like Bush, or Eric Holder, or Blair, or are they all good with you because they only kill the dark skinned people?  And your peacetime veteran thing means squat, it doesn't change anything, 

Just like Castro, Che' and that idiot Hugo, who by the way did not nationalize the oil industry. That was done in the 70's. What tyrant Hugo did was nationalize all government information services. Now you have another Tass-like propaganda machine that is destroying what little liberty the Venezualans had, ditto for what Ho put into place.

 Editor: Hugo Chavez is a man of the people, he is loved by millions, you wouldn't understand, you make that clear.  God bless the resistance fighters who kick the fascists asses.

Go live among the people in these countries and see how you like it. Ask them if they would like Americans to come help them gain (regain) freedom. Regarding Libya and any and all countries we get oil from....all we have to do is harvest our own energy resources and then allow these other countries to deal with their own situations without our meddling.

Editor: I hope they paid you well.  A few words from you and it isn't hard to understand why things are so thoroughly screwed today for everybody.  It is one thing to raise a rational argument but blind nationalism is no way to go.


COLLI July 16, 2011 5:54 pm (Pacific time)

How much longer before we instigate something in Kuwait so we can get control of their oil reserves? The Mafia has nothing on our politicians!


Don WV July 16, 2011 5:22 pm (Pacific time)

Mr King, I must say thank you for a very good article! My only wish that more journalist would be as brave and truthful as you! The american people need to speak up against these atrocities. But how will we ever return our government to a honest government? How wil we ever get the United states from supporting terrorism? We need more journalist like you to speak out! That will be the only way. Just this has to be a very sad time for the US! Well, thanks again, I am one person that does appreciate you as a TRUE journalist!

Tim King: Don, thank you very much, we will persevere, I appreciate your kind words.  It's always good to remind people, to simply, Stay Human!

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