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Published On: Thu, Sep 19th, 2013

Where is Libya today: anarchy and a 90 percent decrease in oil production

The “responsibility to protect” doctrine President Obama wants to use in Syria is the same one the US used in Libya – reports RT.

Two years after the NATO “humanitarian intervention,” it’s instructive to look at what path Libya has taken since then.

Photo/Tech collector via wikimedia commons

Photo/Tech collector via wikimedia commons

In 2011, when Muammar Gaddafi refused to leave quietly as ruler of Libya, the Obama Administration and the French launched a bombing campaign and a ‘No Fly’ zone over the country to aid the alleged fighters for democracy.

The US is accused of lying to Russia and China with help of the (US-friendly) Gulf Cooperation Council about the Security Council Resolution on Libya and used it to justify the war.

America’s press hailed the fact the oil installations were not damaged by the population bombing and oil production was near normal at 1.4 million barrels/day (bpd).

Then in July the armed guards hired by the government in Tripoli suddenly revolted and seized control of the eastern oil field terminals they were supposed to protect.

There is where the vast bulk of Libya’s oil is produced, near Benghazi. It goes by pipeline to tankers on the Mediterranean for export.

When the government lost control of the terminals, production and export fell sharply.

Another armed tribal group seized control of two oilfields in the south blocking oil flow to terminals on the northwest coast. The tribal occupiers demanded more pay and went on strike to demand pay and an end to corruption.

The end result is today, mid-September, Libya pumped a mere 150,000 barrels of its capacity of 1.6 million bpd.

Exports have fallen to 80,000 barrels per day.

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