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The Lesson to Despots with WMDs

Before 2003 Gaddafi’s Libya had an extensive nuclear weapons program which was purchased with 100-200 million US dollars from Pakistan’s Abdul Qadeer Khan. Libya had 4,000 centrifuges operating. Libya presented a serious nuclear threat to the US and Europe that was comparable to the threat from Iraq’s Saddam Hussein.

Furthermore, Gaddafi had also ordered the successful bombing of a commercial airliner over Scotland; the ‘Lockerbie Bombing’. Thus Gaddafi was a known terrorist mastermind with a developed nuclear weapons program.

Now that is what we call a “threat to national security”.

When America and its allies invaded Iraq to depose Saddam Hussein that intimidated Gaddafi. In 2003 he dismantled his nuclear weapons program, allowed inspectors, and called a truce. He also accepted a financial bribe from the US in the process. It was not until 2009 that Libya’s nuclear program was fully dismantled.

The truce between Libya and the West held right up until he was attacked by the US and NATO.

If Gaddafi is currently capable of thought wherever he may be, I would imagine he is regretting that truce. Dismantling his nuclear weapons program and calling a truce only bought him a few years – after which he and some of his family were attacked and brutally killed anyway. Gaddafi was also sodomized with a stick and beaten before execution. It was a US drone that attacked and stopped his convoy. Thus the US was responsible for his death torture and death. Hillary Clinton admitted as much when she butchered a quote from Caesar: ” We came. We saw. He died.”

So the lesson to other dictators is this: If you have WMDs, use them now. Don’t wait. You may not get a chance to use them if you wait. There is no such thing as a real truce with the Great Satan. America will come after you even when there is no reason to attack.

Assad of Syria? You have those weapons from Saddam Hussein hidden away in your arsenal. If you are going down, use them while you can against Israel. At least you will go down a hero to the Arab world.

Ahmadinejad? Kim Jong Ill? Hugo Chavez? Are you coming to the same conclusion too? Gaddafi may be warning you from beyond the unmarked grave.

What was one non-threat to national security has thus morphed into multiple real threats to national security. After the experience of Gaddafi, no dictator can reasonably negotiate for peace. There is no such thing as a reliable peace deal with America. Peaceful coexistence with the US is no longer an option for tyrants around the world.

The boasted “smart power” of the State Department under Obama and Hillary Clinton is really amazingly stupid power.

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  1. Kevin Wood
    November 3, 2011 at 6:09 pm


    You have a great way of distilling information down to what is truly important. I can’t help but think that the world is becoming more dangerous by design rather than by incompetence.

  2. November 3, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Thanks for the encouragement Kevin.

    My experience is that much of what looks like conspiracy or evil intent usually ends up being really caused by personal indulgence.

    I believe that Hillary has been using her position as Secretary of State to gain power and money for her own personal use. From the outside it might look like stupidity – and I do think she is often stupid. However, what if (for example) she wanted in on an oil deal in Libya and Gaddafi was too tough a negotiator? She might have lashed out at him for that.

    It would look like stupidity or evil intent from the outside – but it would really just be her personal lust for power, and money, and shrewish petulance.

    However, we also really can’t rule out stupidity in this case…

  3. Michael Wilhite
    November 3, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Dagny, as a fellow TTPer, I am pleased to be able to read more of your thoughts and contemplations on the times in which we live in this more open forum. As usual, you cut to the chase and see what all the reporters and reporterettes should see and report, but don’t. Their internal and external biases and influences blind them to the truth, making them as worthless as tits on a boar hog (Dad’s favorite explanation of gross uselessness).

  4. Sharonne Barton
    November 3, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I fear that Imperial Rome has been replaced with Imperial America.

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