Sunday Morning “May Day 2011”: Libya and Donald Trump




By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

Those of us who remember the Cold War, can’t help but reflect on May 1.  Moscow and parades, red flags everywhere, announcements of new superweapons, of 3rd world leaders turning to socialism, the heady days of moral clarity replaced by the lateralism of the 21st century.  On even more reflection, that past we remember gains the stain of the present era, globalists, oil and banking cartels, as alive then as they are now, we just didn’t see it.  Increasingly, history is likely to show that one man, perhaps the most vilified man in history, had foreseen it all.

I’m not going there, this isn’t the day to resurrect the ghost of Adolf Hitler.  Until we do, however, until we deal with it honestly, we will never know how we got where we are today. We have other “fish to fry,” as it were, today.

It’s about truth.  What we get now is mythology, the offal of a long diet of wartime propaganda certified as history and pop culture.  Without truth, there is slavery.  Thus, we move on to Libya and try to play with that evasive and too often esoteric element of perception, “truth.”  Talking about truth isn’t enough.  You have to “do’ truth.  Let’s take a shot at it.


Yesterday, NATO air strikes killed Saif Al Arab, the 29 year old son of Colonel Gaddafi.  Libya, of course, is playing the death to the hilt, milking it for public relations play as best they can.  But, is this wrong?  Let’s take a moment to look at the situation.

Back in February, we recommended quick air strikes against Gaddafi.  Curiously, some purporting to support the rebels opposed US intervention.  All the while, the real rebels were being slaughtered and were screaming for American help.

This early duplicity, bought by Gaddafi and his army of Washington propagandists (mostly Bush insiders and some rented from the Israeli lobby) would set the tone for one of the nastiest disinformation campaigns in history.

Back to reality.

Assessments showed the rebels to be joined by inferior and poorly organized military forces, to have no backing anywhere and to be a genuine reformist political movement as in Tunisia, Egypt and other nations.

“Surgical strikes” on command and control would have pushed the military to the rebels and Gaddafi would have gotten the “deal of the century” to leave.  Egypt and Libya could have formed a loose coalition as had been proposed in the past and a progressive and moderate bloc of democratic regimes could emerge to replace the sheikdoms and dictatorships that have, so profitably for some, helped destabilize the world.

That ship hasn’t entirely sailed already.  Egypt now stands alone in its move to open the Gaza blockade.

If both Gaddafi and the rebels chose to offer support for Egypt in this, it could offer an opening for many things in the region.  This may be a time when something more important than Arabs killing each other should be considered.

Waiting in the wings were two plots.  One was hatched in Switzerland, to force Gaddafi into alienating France and Italy.  The initial move in that plot?  One of Gaddafi’s sons was beaten up and arrested by Swiss authorities in 2008, a “set up.”

Who are the players?  Banks, call them “Rothschild” or call them, more accurately, “the Federal Reserve,” wanted to seize Libya’s cash reserves that were left a bit too vulnerable.  As time has dragged on, that plot is now in full motion and billions are being swindled from the Libyan people.

That should have been stopped and could have been prevented.

The second plot is oil.

The big winners after 2003 were BP and Haliburton.  The ‘Bush/Blair’ camp made and is making billions in Libya.  Not only that, Gaddafi agreed to fund anything else they were doing, as he funded elections in France and Italy.  The rapprochement with Libya was more like something out of The Godfather than international relations.  When Tony Blair went to Gaddafi in 2004, he went as consigliere for the Bush/Cheney/Blair crime families.

He was there to carve out “territories.”  Bush, Cheney and Blair got a big piece of Libya while Gaddafi got, well, the meeting could actually have been out of the movie itself;

Sollozzo (Gaddafi): Bene, Don Corleone. I need a man who has powerful friends. I need a million dollars in cash. I need, Don Corleone, all of those politicians that you carry around in your pocket, like so many nickels and dimes

Conciliegere Tom Hagen looks on..

Don Corleone (Blair): What is the interest for my family?

Sollozzo (Gaddafi): Thirty percent. In the first year your end should be three, four million dollars.(plus oil contracts for BP and weapons contracts for BAE)  And then it would go up.

Don Corleone (Blair): And what is the interest for the Tattalgia(Bush/Cheney) family?

Sollozzo (Gaddafi): [smiles at Tom] My compliments [Conciligiere Tom Hagen gives a formal nod]

Sollozzo (Gaddafi): I’ll take care of the Tattaglias (Bush/Cheney), out of my share.

Don Corleone (Blair): So, I am to receive thirty percent for finance, for legal protection and political influence. Is that what you’re telling me?

Sollozzo (Gaddafi): That’s right.

As the situation has “matured” into a full scale tribal/civil war, with forces from a dozen countries or more “not so covertly” taking part, that second cabal, the “oil thieves” are already carving up Libya and its oil and gas reserves.  This also could have been prevented.

How do we know this?

The United Nations Security Council authorized use of force in Libya to protect civilian lives.  No mention was made of “regime change” or assassination yet, from this March 21, 2011 headline from the Daily Mail:

There had been no value judgements in the United Nations debate on intervention, no decisions as to the validity of the Gaddafi government but rather an authorization of a limited response based on humanitarian issues only.  This was how things began.  As time went on, the rats awakened.

In fact, whenever things seem to move well for the rebels or Gaddafi, either one, there is more than minor evidence that the application of force by NATO was ramped up or withdrawn to “play” the conflict for a broad international audience.

Additionally, wild rumors about Al Qaeda or CIA involvement with rebel forces was played much the same way, filling the press one day and denied as “wingnut conspiracy theory” the next, sometimes by the same sources.

Settle it!  Cease fire!  Gaddafi isn’t leaving, get used to it, certainly not leaving “with his tail between his legs.”

Gaddafi isn’t Mubarak.


Last week, Donald Trump was caught in a lie involving his lack of military service.  He told reporters he had a “high draft number” and missed service in Vietnam because of that.  He thought that story would fly.  VT picked up the story on March 31.

Trump had been approached by The Veterans Revolution, a highly reputable and respected group in Los Angeles that works without funding to support the needs of homeless veterans.  When they asked Trump for help, his handlers gave them a major smackdown.

They very carefully explained that Donald Trump was not interested in working with veterans.

We also knew there was a dark and nasty secret behind “the Donald’s” lack of military service during the Vietnam War.

10 million American served in the military during the war, almost 3 million in Vietnam.

75% of those who served in Vietnam were volunteers.  I was one of them, serving as a Marine infantryman in I Corps.  Like over 2 million others that served in Vietnam, like over 7 million that served in America’s military during the war, I volunteered.

That is simply what most Americans did at that time.  It was considered our duty as Americans.

What we learned is that, for 5 years, Donald Trump received deferment after deferment, first college, then graduate school and finally, after being found healthy and fit for years, when his student deferments ran out, he suddenly became “unfit” for service.

But, it wasn’t just Donald Trump.  Music by CCR with John Fogerty, sit down for a minute and look for some of America’s self proclaimed national heroes:

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*Currently, nearly half the people featured on this video are facing indictment outside the United States for Crimes Against Humanity

This is just too convenient.

At that time, reserve units and National Guard did not routinely serve on active duty and very very seldom in Vietnam.

Those with resources who choose to avoid military service but not leave the country typically, if they had either “luck” or, more likely political connections, were put in National Guard units.

Congress is filled with such people, those who back war but ducked service are called Chickenhawks.


Trump was caught in a lie but Trump, at least, took the question.  Did anyone ever ask President Bush, “How did you get into the National Guard when there were no openings?”  Try following that up with questions about going AWOL or failed drug tests and you will be faced with a stonewall of classified documents, things that are public record for every other citizen.  Criminal records?  Yes, those too!

Rather than belaboring the persecution of Donald “the Chump” Trump, the kind of screw-up that President Obama must have been praying for, we can make our minor point, and close for the morning:

The question isn’t whether Donald Trump had his medical records falsified so he could avoid military service.

The point is that Donald Trump believed that claiming to have a “high draft number” was an excuse for not serving his country.  (Notwithstanding the fact that there were no “draft numbers” given out until Donald Trump had already avoided services for over 5 years

Those who volunteered and those who accepted the draft are dishonored by, not only Trump but the entire gang as well.

Singling out Trump isn’t fair.  Nobody has forgiven any of them, and it goes much further than Trump and it never stopped as 10 years of “invisible war” and “throwaway veterans” teaches us every day.

…and so it goes…


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Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world's largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues. Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than "several" countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.