WaterDroughtChina WaterShortage


There are several elements to the Libyan mess.
One of them is certainly water.
In a nutshell, whoever controls the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System,
controls the economies, foreign policies and destinies
of several countries in the region, not just north-eastern Africa.
Libya's enormous aquatic reserves will be a large prize
for whoever gets the upper hand in this struggle.


The fight for Libya's water
by Phillip Knightley, Khaleej Times, Apr 30, 2011

There has been one important fact missing in all the news stories and speculation that have appeared on Libya. No one as far as I can tell has mentioned the Libyan Great Man-Made River, "the eighth wonder of the world", or speculated on what influence it may have had on the fighting that is going on there. The question we should be asking is: could Libya be a war not about oil but about water?...

Most debates today on the [UN-NATO] Western presence in Libya center on preventing violence, securing oil or assisting "brave, democracy-deserving rebels". None of these reasons rings true. Should we look for an economic justification?

Muammar Al Gaddafi was openly advocating the creation of a new currency that would rival the dollar and the euro. In fact, he called upon African and Muslim nations to join an alliance that would make this new currency, the gold dinar, their primary form of money and foreign exchange. They would sell oil and other resources to the US and the rest of the world only for gold dinars. Was this behind the 'revolution' and the support it received from [UN-NATO] the West? Perhaps....

But I think water is a much more likely reason. In 2008, the secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, said, "Our experiences tell us that environmental stress, due to lack of water, may lead to conflict and would be greater in poor nations…as the global economy grows, so will its thirst.”

Exactly. Gaddafi’s Great Man-Made River offers limitless amounts of water for Libyans and will allow them to be totally self-sufficient, and because water equates money and power in the near future, other countries may be dependent on its reserves. A self-sufficient nation with control over the world’s most precious resource waves a big red warning flag for the West [and the East]. Gaddafi foresaw this. At a celebration event for the project in 1991, he told the audience: “After this achievement, American threats against Libya will double...”

So the conflict is not about democracy or reducing violence.... "The United States has turned a blind eye to violent dictators in the past and it will do so again. Only self-sufficient leaders with control over natural resources call its attention. In Libya, the world is seeing its first major military conflict over the new liquid gold.”


Libya: water emerges as hidden weapon
by Simba Russeau, Guardian, May 27, 2011

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) water has created a growing regional crisis and could be an impetus for further unrest. Demand is increasing as populations skyrocket - reserves are rapidly depleting and food inflation has taken its toll on cash-strapped countries dependent on imported food staples."

There are several elements to the Libyan mess. One of them is certainly water...."In a nutshell, whoever controls NSAS [Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System], controls the economies, foreign policies and destinies of several countries in the region, not just north-eastern Africa."

Last month, Libyan officials warned that UN airstrikes on the [GMMR] Great Man-Made River's pipelines could cause a humanitarian and environmental disaster. But pro-government forces could also disrupt the GMMR's flow if they wish, leaving opposition-held regions in the east with only the Ajdabiya reservoir - this holds just a month's supply of water. "Pure freshwater from the south must continue being pumped because without it Benghazi would die," says Ivekovic.

"The water pipelines run parallel to the oil and gas pipelines and it's interesting that with most of the fighting happening around the areas of Ajdabiya, Sirte and Benghazi that none of these pipes have yet been damaged. In a desertifying region already wracked by water conflict, Libya's enormous aquatic reserves will be a large prize for whoever gets the upper hand in this struggle," says Athanasiadis.

















Emerging water crisis in Libya, UNICEF, Aug 27, 2011
UNICEF has delivered 23,000 bottles of water with support from a WFP vessel for the emergency use in Tripoli as the situation is expected to worsen in the Libya capital. UNICEF delivered an additional 23,000 litres of bottled water earlier this week for use in two major hospitals in Tripoli. In addition, 90,000 bottles of water are due to arrive on Monday 29th August. Currently, a total of around 5 million litres of water is being procured by UNICEF from neighbouring countries to be trucked and shipped to Tripoli in the coming days. “UNICEF is responding to the immediate needs in Tripoli, but we remain extremely concerned about the situation should there be a shortage of water in the coming days. This could turn into an unprecedented health epidemic “said Christian Balslev-Olesen, UNICEF Libya Head of Office. A UNICEF technical team is now working with the Libyan authorities to facilitate an assessment of water wells, review urgent response options and identify alternatives for water sources. "The current situation is the absolute worst-case scenario, and a swift resumption of water supplies is critical", added Mr. Bolaslev-Olesen. Since the beginning of the conflict, power cuts and fuel shortages has put the Great Manmade River Authority, the primary distributor of potable water in Libya, at risk of failing to meet the country’s water needs.

UN war on Libya now water-shortage humanitarian disaster
(no fuel/power to pump Man-Made-River wells/reservoirs)
UNICEF, Aug 27, 2011
WaterReservoir LibyaWaterTap
& 11.Ministry of Plenty (Starvation)

Listen to Jackie Jura radio interview talking "1984" (explains UN illegal war on Libya and Gaddafi made Great Man-Made River). Patrick Timpone/One Radio Network, Aug 18, 2011

53 African Union nations will miss Gaddafi's generosity
(financial/moral support to Africa unrelenting/wholehearted)
(I gave people houses/hospitals/schools/money/democracy...
made Libya into farmland from the desert)
(Orwell 1984: "If you want a picture of the future,
imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever")
UN/UK bunker-buster bombs blast Gaddafi hometown Sirte
BombGaddafiSirte BombShadow BombCostMap
(cost: bombs $2-million each; jets $75,000/hr)
UN-backed al-Qaeda-rebels execute Libyan civilians
StreamsBlood ExecuteCivilians
(hands behind back/bullets to head/streams of blood)
watch Gaddafi explains UN is illegal/undemocratic
(65 wars in 65 years since UNITED NATIONS was created)
Gaddafi wanted dead or alive - $1.7-million bounty
GaddafiCompoundPlane GaddafiFistStatue GaddafiFistFall GaddafiTentFire
(amnesty/reward to anyone capturing or killing Gaddafi)
Lumumba Bk GaddafiUNwaveJFK Congo Cry
watch Gaddafi tell UN investigate Lumumba/JFK assassination
("we want to know who killed JFK & Lumumba")
UN warplanes continue bombing pro-Gaddafi-gov't people
(dropped 7,500 bombs on Libya in 20,000 flights so far)
UN Bombs Libya
watch Bunker-buster bombs in action
(explode deep underground after penetrating surface)
watch Raw video of Gaddafi son Saif/cheering supporters
(this is our country/the people are with us/we will win)
watch Gaddafi son Saif is safe in Tripoli, not captured
(press conference/victory sign/father safe)
UN-backed anti-Gaddafi al-Qaeda terrorist rebels storm Tripoli
RebelsTruck GaddafiDefaced RebelsGreenSq
(hooligan 'rebels' deface Gaddafi portrait/capture 3 sons)
NATO bombers backing UN-backed anti-Libya al-Qaeda rebels
UN Tripoli War
(air assaults drop 5,000-pound bunker-buster bombs)
Anti-Gaddafi rebels are nothing without UN bombs
(only under cover of UN do cowards have courage)
UN answers criticism over civilian deaths in Libya
(Q: Does bombing civilians overstep your UN mandate?)
(UN: "All bombs we drop on Libya protect civilians")
News, Aug 20-27, 2011
Doublethink & MiniPax & Destruction & BB Tells Why

China's Input Needed to Rebuild Libya: Libyan Rebels Bernama - Malalysia National News Agency, Aug 17, 2011
Behngazi: The Libyan opposition welcomes Chinese enterprises...and looks forward to China's participation in rebuilding the country, opposition Vice President Abdel-Hafidh Ghoga said in an interview with Xinhau news agency. The Rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) welcomes Chinese enterprises back to the country..."Libya and China share huge economic interests, the NTC leader said, and Libya would need China even more after Gaddafi's 42-year-long rule ends. Ghoga also expressed hope that China can use its international status to support Libyan people's efforts to build a democratic country ruled by law and help retrieve the country's frozen overseas assets.

PipelinesNoDamage Rebels battle for Libyan refinery, Telegraph, Aug 18, 2011
"... Troop leaders leaders stressed again and again that the oil infrastructure should not be damaged. When the Gaddafi regime falls, the refinery will be a crucial component of establishing a functioning system. Mourad Galil, commander of an irregular platoon of 7 men, said that he hoped the Gaddafi fighters would give up when it became clear they were outgunned. "We have delayed as much as possible for talks to get these Gaddafi people out," he said. "Unfortunately they have vowed never to surrender. My men have orders not to damage any of the structure inside. "We need this plant for a free Libya".... Salwa Ahmed, a resident of the managers residential complex at the plant, estimated at scores of Gaddafi troops remained at the plant determined to resist the rebel takeover....The Gaddafi forces show no sign of backing down....

ChildDroughtb Famine's toll (drought has afected 12 million people across the Horn of Africa...), National Post, Aug 5, 2011

ChinaDrought Severe drought in central China (has plaqued main wheat growing regions), National Post, Feb 15, 2011

Libya: water emerges as hidden weapon, Guardian, May 27, 2011

The fight for Libya's water, Khaleej Times, Apr 30, 2011

Global water shortage, National Post, Apr 26, 2011 (A drought destroyed most of this farmer's crop in Hefei, China in the fall of 2009....

Watch Gaddafi son Saif interview at 5th month of UN war (a media war from day one: lies/rumours/false reports; why only bomb Libya? cash/oil/very delicious piece of cake). New York Times, Aug 8, 2011

Watch Gaddafi son Saif: Libya like McDonalds for UN-NATO (fast war as fast food; snakes hungry for Libya gas-oil-cash), YouTube, Jul 2011

West prepares to hand al-Qaida rebels Gaddafi's billions for war chest (UN-backed military on ground training/arming anti-Gaddafi militia). Independent, Jul 16, 2011

'Gaddafi hiding in underground tunnels', Hindustan Times, Jun 12, 2011
Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is reportedly hiding in 13 feet wide desert water tunnels, some of which are 600 feet deep, in a desperate bid to avoid being attacked by UN-NATO airstrikes over ground. "Gaddafi has gone underground to save himself. It's just like in the Blitz when people lived in the London Underground system. He doesn't want to hang around on the surface where he can be targeted", the Daily Star quoted a senior Libyan security source, as saying. "The Paveways are being used to hit those hard-to-reach bunkers. He is relying on the earth insulating him from tracker devices. The tunnels are ideal and mean that he can stay close to Tripoli,” he added. The tunnels are part of the 20 billion pounds 'Great Man-Made River Project' that Gaddafi had built in the 1980s...)

Rebel-controlled Libyan oil cargo China-bound
by Amena Bakr/Jonathan Saul, Africa Reuters, Apr 7, 2011
Dubai/London - China will buy the first oil cargo from Libyan rebels [non-Libyan Jewish-backed Islamic terrorists] via trading house Vitol, sources said on Thursday, in a trial deal which is likely to clear the way for Europe to resume badly-needed purchases of Libyan oil. Traders, however, added that it could take a long time before flows of crude from Libya reach substantial levels. The war has cut oil output by 80 percent while rebels [non-Libyan Jewish-backed Islamic terrorists] and government forces trade charges over attacks on oil fields. "Given that several governments, including some in Europe that now recognise it [non-Libyan Jewish-backed Islamic terrorists] as the legal government of the country, there would be no legal obstacle to buying oil from it or even paying it directly," said J. Peter Pham, Africa director with U.S. think tank the Atlantic Council.... The rebel-led government [non-Libyan Jewish-backed Islamic terrorists] said it had concluded a deal with Qatar to market crude oil and had discussed plans with a U.N. envoy to exempt its oil exports from sanctions that have been imposed on Libya. Traders said they believed that the payments will be made via an offshore bank account. "The value of this first shipment is around $112 million and will be made in a bank account outside of Libya that the rebels [non-Libyan Jewish-backed Islamic terrorists] would have access to," one of the traders said. Rebels [non-Libyan Jewish-backed Islamic terrorists] have asked the United Nations to help restart oil and gas exports from ports they control and said the matter required "urgent attention" to enable Libya's economy to function. Production at rebel-held [non-Libyan Jewish-backed Islamic terrorists] oilfields in eastern Libya has stopped after they came under attack from forces loyal to Gaddafi, a rebel [non-Libyan Jewish-backed Islamic terrorists] spokesman said on Wednesday. "This is certainly not the last cargo from opponents [non-Libyan Jewish-backed Islamic terrorists] of Gaddafi," said John Dalby, chief executive with maritime risk management specialists MRM. "Libya's importance as an oil producer is being deliberately underplayed given her reserves and China will buy [UN-sanctioned] Libyan oil [from non-Libyan Jewish-backed Islamic terrorists] and establish its political and economic clout."

Watch Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Muammar Gaddafi, Talk to Jazeera (...We know the organized campaign against Libya - it is a very rich country, small population...), Mar 2011

Soros Fingerprints on Libya Bombing
by Aaron Klein, Fox News, Mar 23, 2011
Philanthropist billionaire George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the global organization that promotes the military doctrine used by the Obama administration to justify the recent airstrikes targeting the regime of Moammar Gadhafi in Libya. The activist who founded and coined the name of the doctrine, "Responsibility to Protect," sits on several key organizations alongside Soros. Also, the Soros-funded global group that promotes Responsibility to Protect is closely tied to Samantha Power, the National Security Council special adviser to Obama on human rights. Power has been a champion of the doctrine and is, herself, deeply tied to the doctrine's founder. According to reports, Power was instrumental in convincing Obama to act against Libya. The Responsibility to Protect doctrine has been described by its founders and proponents, including Soros, as promoting global governance while allowing the international community to penetrate a nation state's borders under certain conditions.

CRESTONE COLORADO (where Strong cashed in on water). RealAudio CBC radio program, Mar 2001
It's in the middle of the middle of nowhere, a thriving spiritual centre perched alongside an insulated mountain valley in central Colorado - the lifework of Canadian Hanne Strong and her Manitou Foundation. Seekers from far and wide come to Crestone to seek enlightenment from lamas, gurus, priests and shamans. Tapestry host Don Hill visited this unusual place with a history of 'lights in the sky,' the continent's largest sand dune, and a huge underground reservoir of water - the focus of spirited political debate in the parched American southwest.

WaterCommodity Water next Big Business commodity (privatization of Canada's water). FinancialPost, Feb 25, 2008

Bottled water is tap water ($-billions corporate swindle). CNN, Jul 29, 2007
Pepsi-Cola announced Friday that the labels of its Aquafina brand bottled water will be changed to make it clear the product is tap water. Americans spent about $2.17 billion on Aquafina last year, according to Beverage Digest, an independent company that tracks the global beverage industry. The U.S. bottled water business in 2006 totaled roughly $15 billion, it said. Coca-Cola does not have plans to change the labeling on its Dasani brand bottled water, a company spokesman told CNN, despite the fact the water also comes from a public water supply. Dasani's U.S. sales totaled approximately $1.89 billion in 2006, according to Beverage Digest calculations. Nestle also has announced it will be changing the bottles of its All Nestle Pure Life Purified Drinking Water to "identify the source of the water, whether it's from a municipal supply or ground-water well source."

Privatization means WORLDWIDE WATER WOE (paying for every drop)

CokeBottleWater Gaddafi takes on Coca Cola and Pepsi, YouTube (Libyan leader faults Coca Cola and Pepsi for taking cheap raw material from Africa to make their product and then selling it back to the continent at a high price...."The cola is African...We should produce it ourselves and sell it to them"...)

Soft-drink chemicals from can (Bisphenol A seeps into liquid causing cancer & other diseases). MontrealGazette, Dec 18, 2006. Go to POP CAN CHEMICALS CAUSE CANCER

Canada dumping earth's cleanest water (enough for 250,000 people a day to be contaminated by garbage landfill). GlobeMail, Dec 17, 2006. Go to GARBAGING WORLD'S PURIST WATER

India withdraws Coca-Cola/Pepsi ban (USA threatened investment fallout). Bussiness Standard, Dec 17, 2006. Go to SAVE WATER, BOYCOTT COKE




Afghan Dam Canada's PM serving his country coffee
(visting Canada's project at Afghan's dam). Edmonton Sun, May 8, 2009
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a surprise visit to Afghanistan yesterday. Harper arrived at the Kandahar Air Field at around 9 a.m. and quickly boarded a helicopter to take a look at the Dahla dam, a major Canadian project in the country worth $50 million. "The dam will allow drinking water to be supplied to nearly all of Kandahar," said Harper.

DEAD IN THE WATER (documentary on water privatization; gov't selling people down river). CBC, Apr 4, 2004. Go to 9.Keeping Masses Down

UK's depleted rivers at water level crisis (new Water Act allows people & companies to sell their unused share). Independent, Nov 30, 2003. Go to 9.Keeping Masses Down

China's 3-Valley-Gorge dam (will cause environmental catastrophe & water will be poison). Independent, May 31, 2003

Iraq's water system destroyed (& Iraqis not allowed to fix). Guardian, May 31, 2003

Alternative water future outlined, BBC, Mar 2003
The world's water resources must become a common global good under a new international system anchored in a constitutional right to water for all, an alternative water forum resolved here at the weekend. While 12,000 people were meeting in Kyoto at the official Third World Water Forum, a smaller group with a radically different agenda came here to Italy. The First People's World Water Forum, as it was called, gathered to protest at the direction of current water policies - which it believes are dominated by private corporations who favour large projects such as dams, instead of simpler technologies. The Florence meeting's 1,400 participants (70% Italians) came from pacifist, environmental, development and farmers' NGOs, as well as local authorities. They met to carry forward the Porto Alegre World Social Forum's call in January for a new democratic world water parliament and a halt to water privatisation. Delagte after delegate in Italy said the present "commodification" of water as well as creeping corporate control via privatisation would only escalate water scarcity and spark future "water wars". Several speakers claimed that the Iraq war was also about control of Iraq's huge water resources.

Water being privatized world-wide (gov'ts selling the river). National Post, Jan 9, 2003


CRESTONE COLORADO (where Strong cashed in on water). RealAudio CBC radio program, Mar 2001
It's in the middle of the middle of nowhere, a thriving spiritual centre perched alongside an insulated mountain valley in central Colorado - the lifework of Canadian Hanne Strong and her Manitou Foundation. Seekers from far and wide come to Crestone to seek enlightenment from lamas, gurus, priests and shamans. Tapestry host Don Hill visited this unusual place with a history of 'lights in the sky,' the continent's largest sand dune, and a huge underground reservoir of water - the focus of spirited political debate in the parched American southwest.


11.Ministry of Peace (War) & 12.Ministry of Plenty (Starvation)

Jackie Jura
~ an independent researcher monitoring local, national and international events ~

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