You can thank NATO working with al-Qaeda’s LIFG ‘franchise’ for this outcome. You can also thank them, and Senator John McCain (who never met a terrorist he didn’t have a love-hate relationship with) for a dead U.S. ambassador:
Chaotic Libya struggles to maintain oil output"
Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:59pm BST
* Protesters increasingly target oil facilities
* State oil firm says output has fallen to below 1 mln bpd
* Higher output targets seem elusive for now
By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
TRIPOLI, June 12 (Reuters) - Libya is struggling to keep its oil output stable - let alone increase it - as protests cut crude exports in the sector that supplies 95 percent of state revenue.
In the past year, disgruntled Libyans have protested at oilfields and export ports, clouding initial optimism over a speedy return to output levels of nearly 1.6 million barrels per day (bpd) following the 2011 war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi.
The state National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on its website output had slumped to less than 1 million bpd following “irresponsible acts by some individuals” who shut down two export terminals and a major oilfield.
“The industry is suffering and this cannot go on as it is,” a senior Libyan oil industry source said. “These kind of problems keep recurring and this is hurting the whole of Libya.”
The new leadership has struggled to impose its authority on a myriad of armed groups who have the real power on the ground in a country awash with weapons left over from the war…
— Reuters UK has more
Editorial note: The following mayhem IS the reason why the U.S. WILL arm the Syrian ‘rebels’. The Erdogan government is a little busy quelling a nationwide rebellion by secular Turks who generally DO NOT LIKE NATO, and his security apparatus can’t currently participate as the main player in NATO’s al-Qaeda mercenary invasion of Syria.
The move to clear Taksim came a day after Erdogan agreed to meet with protest leaders
Hundreds of Turkish riot police backed by armored vehicles stormed Istanbul’s Taksim Square just after dawn on Tuesday clashing with protesters. Police fired tear gas and water cannons, and groups of protesters threw stones and petrol bombs. Just hours afterward, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for demonstrators in the adjoining Gezi Park, where demonstrations first began about a week and a half ago, to disperse. Governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu said police were working to clear “marginal groups” from Takism Square, but the government was not planning to intervene against peaceful and sensible demonstrators in Gezi Park.
The move to clear Taksim came a day after Erdogan agreed to meet with protest leaders. The meeting is expected on Wednesday. Meanwhile, in possibly increasing tensions between the Islamist-backed ruling party and secular Turks, President Abdullah Gul approved a bill Monday tightening restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol.
Source, w/o rs6.net tracking links from the email source
As NATO’s whole plan for Syria goes to hell with every passing day of the Turkish Direngeziparki rebellion, there are OFFICIAL ‘Leaks’ by the US government about arming the so-called ‘rebels’ and imposing a no-fly zone to militarily impinge on Syria’s airspace hence it’s land as well. All of this ‘leakage’ is intended to terrorize the Syrian public… No one will be prosecuted for those leaks:
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Obama administration could decide this week to approve lethal aid for Syria’s rebels."
The administration will also weigh the merits of a less likely move to send in U.S. airpower to enforce a no-fly zone in Syria.
Officials say White House meetings are planned over the coming days as Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government forces are apparently poised for an attack on the city of Homs.
Opposition leaders are warning Washington their rebellion could face devastating losses without greater support. The warnings are prompting the United States to consider drastic action.
Officials say President Barack Obama is leaning closer toward signing off on sending weapons to rebel units.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
AP via Salon: “AP sources: US close to OK on arming Syrian rebels”, Sunday, Jun 9, 2013 11:00 PM UTC
“The war (on Syria) is over unless of course the West decides to continue this war e.g. with a no-fly zone. That would be an extremely dangerous option…” —Michel Chossudovsky, Humanitarian Crisis in Syria: “The West should Pay War Reparations to Syria”
Gunmen kill Nato driver in Pakistan, GulfNews.com
Stay tuned, and pay attention. We’re about to create a whole new generation of emigres in the United States with a good reason to despise us.