House of Commons Report on Libya War: Damning Evidence on Obama Behind Regime Change
Sept. 16, 2016 (EIRNS)—The same "scathing" report on the Libyan war by the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee that forced former Prime Minister David Cameron to resign from his Parliament seat under charges of enabling ISIS to come into being and carrying out a regime change war based on faked intelligence, nails Barack Obama as the one actually responsible for the policy of regime change. Cameron quit the House of Commons on Sept. 12, one day before release of the report that found him responsible for the unnecessary war in Libya, which was aimed at regime change, which handed the country over to the jihadists, and set the world on the course of war with Russia and China.
The evidence on Obama is damning, and the US media has been completely silent about it.
- In an April 14, 2011 OpEd in The New York Times, referenced by MP Crispin Blunt, Chairman of the House of Commons Committee, co-authors Obama, Sarkozy and Cameron demanded regime change:
"[S]o long as Qaddafi is in power, NATO must maintain its operations so that civilians remain protected and the pressure on the regime builds. Then a genuine transition from dictatorship to an inclusive constitutional process can really begin.... In order for that transition to succeed, Qaddafi must go and go for good," Obama and the others wrote.
However, the Parliamentary report found: "If the primary object of the coalition intervention was the urgent need to protect civilians in Benghazi, then this objective was achieved in March 2011 in less than 24 hours. This meant that a limited intervention to protect civilians drifted into an opportunist policy of regime change by military means."
- In the section titled, UNITED STATES, the report says that Obama believed a "no fly zone" was insufficient and wanted the policy of bombing the Libyan government’s ground forces and winning the war using "all necessary means."
"Former US Ambassador to NATO, Ivo Daalder, pointed out:
- " ‘Cameron was pushing for a no-fly zone, but in the U.S. there was great scepticism. A no-fly zone wasn’t effective in Bosnia, it wasn’t effective in Iraq, and probably wasn’t going to be effective in Libya. When President Obama was confronted with the argument for a no-fly zone, he asked how this was going to be effective. Gaddafi was attacking people. A no-fly zone wasn’t going to stop him. Instead, to stop him we would need to bomb his forces attacking people.’
"The United States was instrumental in extending the terms of Resolution 1973 beyond the imposition of a no-fly zone to include the authorisation of all necessary measures to protect civilians. In practice, this led to the imposition of a no-drive zone and the assumed authority to attack the entire Libyan Government command and communications network."
- Lord (William) Hague of Richmond, who was British Foreign Secretary in 2011, said in his testimony that it was the Obama Administration that changed the UN resolution backed by Cameron and the British from "no-fly zone" to "all necessary measures." Hague said:
"The United States came back after it had deliberated to say, ‘Actually, what we need is a resolution that authorises all necessary measures to protect the civilian population,’ going well beyond a no-fly zone, because a no-fly zone would not have been effective in protecting the civilian population. That was the resolution that we then all got behind."
Hague denied, under repeated questioning, that there had been any private promises to Russia that regime change was not the objective of the resolution, but in testimony gloated, "Russia decided to abstain, probably to their subsequent regret."
When Qaddafi was not only overthrown, but later butchered in a jihadi assassination in October, 2011, Lyndon LaRouche put out a statement, "Obama’s Murder of Qaddafi is a Deadly Threat to World Peace," noting that the target of Obama and the British was China and Russia.