Bolivia’s Morales Sees Oil, Greed Behind NATO Mission in Libya

Evo Morales, Bolivia’s socialist president, says NATO’s intervention in Libya is an act of “imperialism” motivated by the West’s desire to control natural resources.

In a press conference ahead of his address to the UN General Assembly this afternoon, Morales argued that the NATO bombing campaign against forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was part of a new strategy deployed by capitalist countries.

“They are trying to overcome their financial problems by whatever means [necessary to control] the natural resources of other countries.” he told reporters.

Morales says NATO and the UN Security Council’s refusal to intervene in the Israel-Palestine crisis – a conflict he maintains is comparable to that of Libya, without the important oil reserves –is evidence of the West’s double standard for military intervention.

“There have been efforts in Libya to remove the government, drop bombs,” he said “And what about in Palestine, where is NATO? Where Palestine is concerned where is the Security Council?”

Morales said he was disappointed by President Brack Obama’s opening remarks at the General Assembly.

“I see a double standard on the part of President Obama which is disappointing. He talked about lasting peace, durable peace – but that can’t be through [American] bases or military intervention.”

President Morales also referred to the America’s failure to move forward on the Kyoto Protocols and the continued existence of a large US nuclear arsenal as evidence that the American President was insincere in his commitment to climate change and nuclear disarmament.

http://www.talkradionews.com/news/2011/9/21/bolivias-morales-sees-oil-greed-behind-nato-mission-in-libya.html 

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One Response to Bolivia’s Morales Sees Oil, Greed Behind NATO Mission in Libya

  1. shirley Clay says:

    MORALLIS IS STUPID MOST ABOT CIMATE CHANGE WAS DRUMMED UP TO DESTROY ME ECONOMIES THE USE OF ETHANOL PUTS HUGE PRESSURE ON FOOD CHAIN IT PUSHES PRICE OF GRAINS ETC UP AND 3RD WORLD COUNTRIES CANT AFFORD THE FOOD EVEN BASIC MOST OF GREEN POLICIES ARE EXAGERRATED REAR MONGERING AND ARE AS BAD AS NEO CONS FOR WANTING PEOPLE TO LIVE THE WAY THEY WANT US LED WAR IN LIBYA IS THE SAME NOT OIL IT IS US IMPEARILIST WAR WITH ITS NATO BACKERS US DOES NOT WANT TO SHARE POWER WITH RUSSIA CHINA IT WANTS TO BE WORLDS ONLY SUPERPOWER AND EU BACK THIS IT WAS TO MAKE US HUMAN INTERVENSIONISM MAINSTREAM AND ACCEPTABLE LIKE THE LIE THEY ARE HIDING BEHIND AS WHY THEY WENT TO IRAQ IT WAS TO SET UP SHAM PRO US ISREAL GOV FIST LIW WMD SECOND LIE ALQEIDA BASES REMEMBER PACK OF CARDS US LOOKING FOR MAIN AL QEIDA IN IRAQ WWHEN THAT LIE EXPOSED WENT THEIR TO LIBERATE IRAQI PEOPLE FUZZY FEEL GOOD AMERICANS AND TO PROTECT BUSH THEY WERE GOING TO ATTACK SYRIA WAY BACK THEN AND GET RID HEZBOLLAH YOU SAW YOURSELF AFRICOM WAS ALSO ANOTHER REASON SINCE SARKOZY GOT TO POWER DETERMINED TO SPLIT NORTH AFRICA PUT US BASE AU DISMAL FAILURE ZUMA DID THIS IS NOT CORE TRUE AL QEIDA INVOLVED HERE IN LIBYA THEY WOULD NEVER HELP US NEVER THEY HAVE LONG WANTED US BASES OUT OF ME CRITICIZED SAUDI ARABIA FOR NOT STANDING UP TO US TO GET BASE OUT AS CLINTON PROMISED

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