The overthrow of Gaddafi was the first Western war for drinking water
October 20 will celebrate the anniversary of the death of Muammar Gaddafi at the hands of insurgents of "al-Qaeda", used by NATO in Libya as ground forces for the overthrow of the regime of the single Arab socialism. The leader of the Jamahiriya West put the blame encroachment on revenues of transnational corporations (TNCs), providing golden billion balance. Global projects Colonel Gaddafi - Libyan desert irrigation, pan-African currency, "gold dinar" and the nationalization of oil-thirds - do Libya leader of the whole of Africa, depriving western TNCs monopoly on the supply of food, water and pumping oil. That is why President Obama has said that Gaddafi's death confirms the "American leadership in the world."
Indeed, the entire black Africa is still embedded in the dollar slavery, Libyan oil captured by the IG, and the "Great Man-Made River" is on the verge of capturing insurgents. Islamists interest to a large reservoir of fresh water, which is 20 kilometers east of Sirte, was not accidental. In North Africa, as well as the Middle East, drinking water costs three times as much oil as its reserves in Libya more than oil: 35 thousand cubic meters.. km artesian water against 5 1 Bln. tons worth 60 bln. Euro. This explains why Gaddafi still 30 years ago heralded doubling "US threats against Libya": "The United States will do under a different overtones, but the real reason is to stop this achievement ...". For this reason, the main sponsors of the war against Libya in France have become company's fresh water available. "Great Man-Made River" - the so-called Libyan giant water system that connects the underground sea of artesian water in the Nubian Oasis with the largest cities of Libya. Its construction began in 1984 and cost $ 25 billion. It is recognized as the largest irrigation works in the world, but Gaddafi himself called it "the eighth wonder of the world." Four thousand pipes, four meters in diameter, from the busy concrete combined underground in a complex system with a thousand akvidukov, mines and wells to a depth of 500 meters. It pumps 6, 5 million. Cubic meters. meters of water per day and irrigate 160 thousand. hectares of land. For its construction took a dig 85 million. Cubic meters. m of soil. Its construction it is bound to oil exploration in southern Libya in the early 50-ies of the last century, when instead of oil, was discovered the Nubian aquifer.
However, the economic effect of "Great Man-Made River" was even more spectacular. Artificial irrigation is not only provided food Libya's independence, but also to transform it into an importer of cereals and corn. Due to the fact that the project has been built without foreign investment, Libya managed to keep the lowest in the world price of drinking water - 36 cents per cubic meter. For comparison: in the EU water costs 2 euros, and for sale to Arab and African countries to the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia sent in 3, 75 - 4 dollars. Gadhafi rushil world prices for artesian water and intended, due to irrigation of the North African desert, to solve the problem of hunger in Africa, once and for all countries to ensure the economic independence of the region. Muammar Gaddafi has presented this project as a gift to a third world celebrating and said: "After this achievement will double US threats against Libya .... The United States will do under a different pretext, but the real reason is to stop this achievement to leave the oppressed people of Libya. "
It was a real slap in the face throughout the West, which stubbornly silent Western press. After favorable water shortages West to support for developing countries, high prices for water and to speculate on this humanitarian issue for political influence in the Third World. In southern Sudan, the IMF and the World Bank have blocked construction of a canal on the White Nile as early as 1980, and so overpopulated Egypt was not given to bring farmers into the plain from a narrow floodplain and delta of the Nile. According to the fresh water reserves of Libya is in the first place in the world, it costs 40 times the price of its oil reserves. That's why the overthrow of Gaddafi was the first war of drinking water.