“Most participants argued for privatization and a strong private sector economy.” That is a statement culled from a report of a panel discussion entitled “Post-Qaddafi Libya: The Prospect and The Promise,” organized by Washington’s Center for Strategic and International Studies in 1994.[1] Dr Ali Tarhouni stated at the conference, “with privatization, entrepreneurs will reach out and get involved in regional cooperation by searching for markets.”[2] Is that what the long-planned, well-funded “spontaneous revolts” now toppling regimes like a house of cards is actually about?

Regional economic zones are a prime part of the globalization process. One well-known example is the concept of a “Trilateral” bloc of Asia, Europe, and North America, instigated by David Rockefeller as per the Trilateral Commission.[3] Others include NAFTA, European Union, APEC,[4] and the like.

Protests in LibyaThe globalists under the impress of “market forces” could attempt what could not transpire under Qaddafi or Nasser, an Arab bloc. As the neocon ideologist and military strategist Maj. Ralph Peters stated, the global market place and the life’s-meaning it gives in the soulless, mindless narcotic of luxury consumption and entertainment, is addictive. This addiction is the means by which the masses will be led to destroy their traditional heritage in what Peters calls “creative destruction.”[5]

Now the people are rising up under the banner of mammon under the guise of slogans such as “democracy” and “human rights.” The “freedom” they desire is the freedom of the Western consumer.

Other participants at the 1994 conferences included: Executive Secretary Abdul Majid Buik of the National Front for the Salvation of Libya (NFSL); Former Prime Minister Abdoulhamid Al-Backoush; Omar Fathaly, formerly Director of Strategic Studies at Tripoli’s Arab Development Institute; Ezzedin Ghadamsi, a veteran trade union activist and diplomat; Political analyst and writer Ashur Shamis; Islamist scholar Aly R. Abuzaakouk; Shaha Aliriza, senior program officer, Middle East, National Endowment for Democracy; Tarik Al-Magariaf, Harvard-educated economist and son of NFSL leader Mohamed Al-Magaria; Economist Misbah Oreibi; Management consultant Mahmoud Dakhil.[6]

Waiting in the Wings

Each of the “spontaneous velvet revolutions” has had a man-or-women-in-waiting; someone standing in the wings, perhaps for several decades, ready to assume leadership at the right moment. These individuals are often Western educated and were long ago selected and groomed by globalist think tanks. The Czech “velvet revolution” brought forth Václav Havel, a founder of the Charter 77 dissident group funded by the National Endowment for Democracy,[7] and publicized by Radio Free Europe and the Voice of America. As leader of the Civic Forum he assumed the first presidency of the Czech Republic after the “velvet revolution,” in 1989. He played his part in bringing the Czech Republic into NATO and advocated NATO’s expansion into Eastern Europe. Here is what Havel says in tribute to George Soros:

I recall vividly—and it’s something we should commemorate and give thanks for—that among those who tirelessly supported civil society in Central and Eastern European countries was George Soros and his network of foundations and institutes. Without the contributions from him and his network, the fundamental political changes would not have taken root so quickly in the civic consciousness of people throughout Central and Eastern Europe. [8].

Aung San Suu Kyi is championed by the globalists as the savior of Myanmar, having received the necessary Western acknowledgments with a Nobel Prize. The Open Society Institute states of the Burmese Jean d’Arc of globalization, making it fairly plain that the Myanmar dissident movement is Soros funded:

A coalition of Open Society Institute grantees has launched a major campaign calling for a global arms embargo and international pressure on the Burmese junta to release Aung San Suu Kyi before the military-supervised elections planned for 2010.[9]

Without belaboring the point, which is easily verified by sources such as OSI and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), this is the situation that pertained to the “color revolutions” across Central and Eastern Europe and into Central Asia, and South East Asia.

If the same methodology can be readily observed operating presently in the Arab states and Iran, then perhaps these “spontaneous revolutions” have the same antecedents as those in Europe and Asia.

Dr. Ali Tarhouni

In Egypt, Mohamed ElBaradei came forward to fill the role of an Egyptian Havel. ElBaradei, another Nobel Laureate with impeccable Western globalist credentials, having been Director General of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency, is on the Executive Committee of the International Crisis Group along with the omnipresent George Soros, and such luminaries of peace and goodwill as Samuel Berger, former US National Security Adviser; and Wesley Clark, former NATO Commander, Europe.[10]

Dr. Ali Tarhouni has the credentials to be the globalists’ elder statesman for post-Qaddafi Libya. He was educated in economics at Michigan State University, and has been on the faculty of Graduate School of Business at University of Washington.[11] Like others of the “world color revolution” he seems to have been picked out long ago, in this instance since at least the 1990s, and to have distinguished himself at the 1994 “post-Qaddafi” conference for his enthusiasm for not only a privatized economy but for an Arab regional free market.

Tarhouni has served as the Political Coordinator of the National Conference of the Libyan Opposition (NCL) in Seattle, Washington. The NCLO is a coalition of seven groups founded in London in 2005,[12] and centers on the National Front for the Salvation of Libya whose Executive Secretary Abdul Majid Buik was present at the 1994 conference with Tarhouni.

Funding for Opposition Groups

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)[13] grantees for 2009, the latest to be published, were: Akhbar Libya Cultural Limited to maintain its Arabic and English news websites; Libya Human and Political Development Forum, which organizes political dissent; and Transparency Libya Limited.[14] The same three organizations received NED funding in 2008,[15] and 2007;[16] and in 2006, in addition to Akhbar Libya Cultural Limited and Transparency Libya, $84,119 went to the American Center for International Labor Solidarity, the AFL-CIO affiliated body, for the purpose of laying the foundations for labor opposition in Libya.[17] The Solidarity Center, as it is also called, has been a major player in establishing globalist orientated trades unions in states marked for “regime change,” and ensures that embryonic labor movements will be committed to free market economics and privatization rather than to resisting economic globalization.[18] In 2005, the NED grantees were the Libya Human and Political Development Forum, and the American Libyan Freedom Alliance (ALFA), $42,000 being,

To engage Libyan citizenry and exile community in debates on reform. ALFA will hold a national constitutional conference in London to bring together Libyan proponents of democratic reform to identify steps towards advancing reform of Libya’s political system. ALFA will also develop its Arabic-language website and broadcast the conference discussions on the Internet. [19]

The American Libyan Freedom Alliance was one of the sponsors of The American Middle East Convention for Freedom and Democracy held in Washington in 2004. The purpose of this was to show the solidarity of Arabs and Muslims in the USA for the “American war on terrorism.” [20] Hence, ALFA has a commitment to American foreign policy, including the American military invasion of the Muslim world.