The Gantt Report – Discovering Libya

Back during the days of world colonialism, countries that wanted to expand their empires found that taking over kingdoms and nations was relatively easy.

Of course, the story goes that the British Empire was so vast that the sun would never set on it.

Many of the European countries participated in the easy pickings including small nations like The Dutch.    Yes, back in the day a tiny little enclave like Holland could just go down to South Africa or to the Caribbean Antilles and say my boats docked here, I pitched a tent and no one complained so all of this land belongs to me.

Saint Martin, Curacao and perhaps other islands are still impacted by Dutch control right now.

Nowadays, when a government or governments want to take over a country with oil, you need a “coalition of the willing”, you need missiles, you need war ships, you need informants and snitches and you need to make the leader of the country you want to attack and take over look like a devilish beast, so to speak.

Oh, when governments invade other nations they are described as heroes. Yes , the deployed fighters are brave when they have cruise missiles and predators, fighter jets and stealth bombers.

But none of the so-called super power “coalition” members want to send any soldiers into invaded countries on the ground. War on the ground may very well be a guerrilla war and the “coalition” can’t fight guerrilla warfare. Recently, Israel tried to go into Lebanon on the ground and fight but soon had to retreat.

Also, talk about “we’re going to save the people” to me means nothing because the “coalition of the willing” didn’t care about the people getting killed in the Congo, they didn’t care that people were being killed in Rwanda, no one wanted to invade the Sudan and help the people in Darfur and they don’t care about the poor people in America that get oppressed and exploited right here every day.

Anyway, it’s hard to just walk in and claim or “discover” a country and take it today. The people will never stop fighting. There will always be economic conflicts, religious conflicts, racial and class conflicts in every country. What groups of people are more warlike, rebellious and combative than the American Democratic and Republican political parties?

Everybody can’t model their political system after the United States system. Some countries need a strong leader, dictator if you must, to control all of the different factions and keep them from killing each other and initiating civil war.

Today, anybody can go into Iraq and set up shop. Iran, Al Qaeda and anyone else can roam around Iraq like they please.

When Saddam was in Iraq, no single country or terrorist group would even try to attack Iraq. Hussein wasn’t having it!

Yes, it is obvious that no leader of a country is perfect. Most leaders have done both good and bad. Sadly, some leaders have done more bad than good.

I say coalitions can do all they can to save innocent lives but they need to can the talk about telling citizens of other countries who should stay, who should leave, or how the people should be governed.

Now that the acid trip called bombing is over the “coalition of the willing” should leave Libyan citizens and all other Africa citizens alone and let the people of each world country resolve their own issues and differences. (Become a Gantt Report friend on Facebook and buy Gantt’s book “Beast Too: Dead Man Writing” and contact Lucius at

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About The Author

Lucius B. Gantt is founder and President of All World Consultants. His expertise is in media and communications. A graduate of Georgia State University's School of Journalism, the Washington Journalism Center and also the Florida State University Graduate School, Gantt worked as a professional at WSB-TV, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution and the Associated Press in Atlanta, National Public Radio in Washington, D.C., The Associated Press, Sports Desk, in New York City and WFSU-FM, WFSU-TV and the Tallahassee Democrat in Florida's capital city before starting All World Consultants in 1980. As a lobbyist, Gantt has represented The Florida Medical Association, The Florida League of Hospitals, Bell South Mobility, Cellular Division, Hialeah Park (racetrack) Inc., The Florida Consortium of Urban Leagues, The Florida State Branch of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Minuteman Fireworks, and The United Minority Contractors. He currently provides government regulation services for Winsonic Digital Media Network , and media consulting services for "Commodore" Thomas "Mr. Brickhouse" McClary, (, The Video Access Alliance, The Florida African American Education Alliance Contemporary Fine Artist Purvis Young, Hip Hop Illustrator/Blogger, Lance Scurvin (, Author Dr. James Scruggs, and Aliyah Najm, mother of recording star "T-Pain".

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