Last note from France, dialog & notes re/Libya


Richard Moore

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I’m back in the Macon internet cafe after a delightful week with friends in their secluded chalet. Flying back to Dublin Friday, so this is last email session in France. 

Whenever I’ve downloaded my email over the past few weeks, I’ve been amazed at the total contrast between what the mainstream media says about Libya, and the actual truth of what’s been going on there. Like night and day, like two different worlds. It seems unbelievable that they can get by with it. If they said the moon was green cheese, would people believe it? One wonders. If you are one who has been believing the media, you might check out the article I’ve included at the bottom of this posting, as well as looking at some of the newslog postings I’ve sent out on the subject:

Meanwhile, I’d like to share some comments you folks have sent in. Apologies to those left out, as my time online is limited…

From: Foster Gamble
Date: September 2, 2011 9:21:55 PM IST
To: Richard Moore <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: misc from France…

Dear Richard,
I have just finished reading your New Dawn article.
It is as succinct and accurate a description of our predicament as I have ever seen.
You have a phenomenal gift for investigation, synthesis and explication.
Thanks for using it so well!

I have been very quietly benefitting from your messages and the wonderful exchanges on your list for several years now since Jim introduced me to your writings.
So many times, I wanted to shout, “Right On Richard- Hang in there…You are not alone…”
For reasons you would well understand, I have hesitated to say too much before now.
Now, I am a week away from launching the trailer for a film I have been researching my whole life and working actively on creating for the last 8 years.
It’s about just what you are urgently describing, and about principles and strategies to navigate a way through so we can not just survive, but THRIVE.
And that is the name of the film. THRIVE : What On Earth Will It Take?

I wanted to give you some advance notice so you can give your network a heads-up if you wish.
The trailer launches and tickets for the San Francisco Premiere go on sale on 9/9.
A title song video will be released on 10/10.
The film itself will go out in 9 languages over the Internet and our massive web portal will open the same night as the premiere – 11-11-11.

Check it and get on the update list at:

Thanks for the clarity and inspiration your path has given me all along.
I am eager for future solution brainstorming with you.
With you in liberty,
Foster Gamble

Hi Foster

Very nice to hear from you. I’ve gotten lots of good feedback on the New Dawn article, and several people have asked me to send them a copy. I want to hold off on sharing that a bit longer, respecting the magazine, but there is an earlier version of the article online for those interested:
Also, those who liked that article  might also want to check out the follow-on article:

I watched your trailer and can’t wait to see your film. Perhaps you’ll send me a DVD in exchange for a copy of my book??   

Looking forward to some brainstorming when I get  back from holidays!

best wishes,

From: Jeffrey Keiffer
Date: August 17, 2011 1:40:19 AM IST
Subject: Re: just a quick note…

Hi Richard,
  I have more of a positive outlook today, I know you gave up on hope a while ago but I still find hope in that a Human being can change, when given no alternative.  Imagine if everyone decided tomorrow, not to follow the orders of those in power anymore?  Their entire empire would collapse like the house of cards it really is.  Their belief that they have real power and control is the dream. 
  Only need to take the red one right?  😉

Hi Jeff,

Yes, We the People, theoretically speaking, are powerful. That’s one of the themes in Foster’s THRIVE film. And ‘not taking their orders’, or we might call it a ‘general strike’, is ultimately one of our most powerful tools. However, it is of little value as a starting point. As we saw recently, for example, in Greece. ‘They’ can simply wait us out, until we get tired and go back to work. The point is that if ‘they’ capitulated, and said ‘OK you guys run things’, we wouldn’t have a clue what to do. We’d stand around like sheep waiting for someone to take charge. And someone would; they always do. Someone who talks good. We’d still be sheep and we’d still get fleeced.

Getting rid of ‘them’ is difficult, but it is far less difficult than coming up with a better system. That’s the really hard problem. 


NATO’s “Victory” in Libya
Genocide and Rebel Infighting

Global Research, September 13, 2011 – 2011-09-12

Desperate to declare NATO’s mission in Libya a victory ahead of the September 19, 2011 deadline on their contrived UN Security Council resolution, already violated in every conceivable manner possible, NATO planes in tandem with NATO special forces obliterated Tripoli ahead of swarms of Libyan rebel troops led by notorious Al Qaeda thug Abdulhakim Hasadi (aka Balhaj.) Three weeks later, NATO’s proxy Libyan representative, long-time globalist and servant of the West Mahmoud Gibril Elwarfally, touched down at Tripoli’s airport, one of the few enclaves held by rebels in the city, to give the impression that his “National Transitional Council” (NTC) actually controls the capital and therefore the country.

In reality, Gibril (also spelled Jabril) is in control of nothing, apparently not even his own rebel forces, and stunts such as landing in Tripoli are desperate ploys to portray a sense of strength and resolve to garner continued “international support” as NATO’s deadline quickly approaches. Libya’s rebellion, despite the corporate-media’s disingenuous presentation, is divided along tribal and ethnic lines, with most of Libya’s rebels being motivated, not by aspirations for liberal-democracy, but rather by ideological extremism cultivated over the last 30 years by US and British intelligence in the eastern cities of Darnah and Benghazi. As NATO enables these violent ideologues to expand their control over the country, they are systematically committing war crimes including large-scale theft and looting, exiling entire civilian populations from cities, and wholesale genocide. They are also reportedly turning their weapons on one another.

To compound Gibril’s precarious situation, the few fighters he has that are following orders are stretched thin between attempting to hold parts of Tripoli, holding other towns and cities beyond their Benghazi stronghold, and attempting to siege entire cities still standing defiantly against NATO and rebel conquest. The cities of Bani Walid and Sirte, both claimed by rebels as ripe to fall “within hours” have now entirely balked rebel advances, causing many forces to flee with reports that fighters coming back from the front lines are overwhelmed and demoralized

Despite heavy, and quite obviously indiscriminate bombing by NATO for the better part of two weeks, resistance in these two cities is still fierce enough to keep the rebels well at bay. It is quite apparent that initial reports by Gabril’s “NTC” that only 60-150 Qaddafi fighters remained in Bani Walid, were yet another lie and that the entire city’s civilian population is putting up resistance. The number of “resisters” has gone up piecemeal as the rebel operation drags on, with the number of “Qaddafi soldiers” fighting in Bani Walid well past 1,000 now.

Bani Walid is predominately made of members of Libya’s one-million strong Warfalla tribe, and is decidedly not interested in NATO’s sponsored “Benghazi liberation.” In the wake of NATO’s bombing campaign and special forces entering Tripoli and their setting the stage for looting, torture, and genocide, and after months of reporting on the Libyan rebels’ penchant for war crimes, the London Telegraph has finally admitted in short that the rebels are in fact genocidal racists. In the Telegraph’s article “Gaddafi’s ghost town after the loyalists retreat,” it is reported that rebels have taken the city of Tawarga, where the entire civilian population was either killed, rounded up, or exiled.

The article notes “racist undercurrents” within the Libyan rebellion, a factor independent analysts have been warning about since NATO intervened in March. The report also quotes rebel leaders as saying in regards to the vast amount of property left behind by the exiled population, “the military council will decide what will happen to the buildings. But over our dead bodies will the Tawargas return.” Another rebel commender concluded, “Tawarga no longer exists.” Of course, exiling an entire civilian population from their homes and arbitrarily seizing their property is a grievous war crime, and in this particular case, a war crime done under NATO cover, with US and British diplomatic recognition of the war criminals remaining steadfast, and even many of the arms and the training used to carry out such war crimes courtesy of NATO.

With the fate of Tawarga befalling an increasingly larger number of cities and towns amidst NATO’s campaign of “liberation,” increasingly fierce resistance throughout Libya, including by the entire populations of both Sirte and Bani Walid, is not unexpected. They indeed face NATO sanctioned door-to-door genocide, exile, theft, looting, torture, and in essence everything in reality that NATO falsely accused Qaddafi of doing to justify their military intervention in the first place. Libya is turning out to be a NATO-led Hitlerian campaign of conquest, complete with collective punishment and ground troops carrying out appalling atrocities. The rebels are literally led by a US State Department and UK Home Office listed terror organization, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), who’s commander Abdulhakim Hasadi has openly admitted to fighting NATO troops in Afghanistan. What’s worse is that these facts are not revelations, but well-known inconvenient truths NATO, with the help of the corporate-media, has tried to bury, spin, or otherwise obfuscate until the point of no return in their Libyan intervention had been reached.

As NATO races to dress up their failed operation in Libya as a success so that they can escape an upcoming September 19 vote on continuing the UN mandate under which this crime against humanity is being committed, the lies will become more acute and the atrocities infinitely more brutal and widespread. Now more than ever do Libyan’s require a robust alternative media to cover the truth, “read between the lies” of the corporate-news networks, and ensure that this nation of 6 million is not buried by NATO in deception or the stark silence of public apathy.