A plane crash and the Amer­i­can elec­tion

As rightly ob­served by The Malta In­de­pen­dent, the crash of a small plane at Luqa Air­port has brought to the fore Nato, Bri­tish, French, Ital­ian and Amer­i­can in­ter­ests in Malta.

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Dr Si­mon Mer­cieca is se­nior lec­turer, De­part­ment of His­tory Such an in­ter­est was be­ing hid­den from us, cit­i­zens of this coun­try by Malta’s present gov­ern­ment. This ac­ci­dent should be an eye-opener for the Op­po­si­tion and should ex­plain, once and for all, why the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion is squarely be­hind Joseph Mus­cat’s Gov­ern­ment. If Hil­lary Clin­ton is elected, Malta will con­tinue to have a con­tin­u­a­tion of the present pol­icy: a Labour gov­ern­ment pushing a pseu­dolib­eral and “anti-Chris­tian” agenda on one hand, in re­turn for sup­port from the Clin­ton ad­min­is­tra­tion.

In re­turn for the sup­port of Amer­ica, the Labour Party has moved away from its his­toric anti-Amer­i­can an­tics rem­i­nis­cent of Mintoff’s time. To­day, Malta’s Labour Party is one of the most pro-Amer­i­can gov­ern­ments in Europe. One only needs to look at the news­pa­per L-Oriz­zont and an­a­lyse the way it re­ports on its back page sto­ries of Amer­i­can in­ter­est. The pro-Amer­i­can bias starts from the first line of the re­ported tale, go­ing to show how much the po­lit­i­cal cul­ture has changed within the Labour Party over th­ese past years.

The lat­est story of the Rus­sian war­ships clearly proves the point. While Nato ships have no prob­lem to re­fuel here in Malta, and Western agents use our air­ports with im­punity against Libya, Rus­sian re­plen­ish­ment ves­sels are not al­lowed to re­fuel in Malta al­though there are now ru­mours that they were at first given per­mis­sion. The is­sue here is not whether the Rus­sian war­ships should re­fuel here or not, but the par­tial­ity that is be­ing ex­pressed by this gov­ern­ment. My creed is ei­ther we of­fer our re­fu­elling ser­vices to all or to no­body. The mea­sures be­ing adopted by our For­eign Of­fice can prove ex­tremely dan­ger­ous and some­what puerile. The Rus­sians have other means of re­fu­elling should they find a door shut in their face.

But Amer­i­can in­ter­est and sup­port comes at a cost. It is now quite ob­vi­ous that the plane that crashed last Mon­day was used in con­nec­tion with Libya. The rea­sons are not yet clear and I am sure that we will never be told the truth. Dif­fer­ent sto­ries have been bandied and a num­ber of con­spir­acy the­o­ries have been for­mu­lated. It is not even sure, whether the vic­tims be­longed to the French Se­cret Service or not. The only con­firmed piece of in­for­ma­tion is that they were all mil­i­tary per­son­nel. They were not back­ing the sal­vage of mi­grants in the Mediter­ranean but were on a mil­i­tary mis­sion. This is why it is be­ing kept un­der wraps. Had this tragic crash not hap­pened, we would never have known that there are such air mis­sions oper­at­ing out of Malta.

But such a crash can­not but prompt po­lit­i­cal ques­tions. Maltawinds’ news por­tal men­tioned the CIA’s in­volve­ment. Is it a case that France is do­ing the dirty work for the Obama’s ad­min­is­tra­tion at this par­tic­u­lar mo­ment when the US has up­com­ing elec­tions? The Amer­i­can Em­bassy in Malta did not deny the news that the CIA or Amer­ica was in­volved. If this is so, it proves Hil­lary Clin­ton’s po­lit­i­cal mess in the re­gion. As in Syria, Libyans are dy­ing but as th­ese are vic­tims of the West, few are in­ter­ested in their plight. The fact that our gov­ern­ment took so long to is­sue a state­ment about this crash is a clear in­di­ca­tion that it was await­ing in­struc­tions from other gov­ern­ments.

Whether Amer­ica is in­volved or not is be­yond the point. The truth is that this gov­ern­ment of Joseph Mus­cat has re­duced our coun­try to a colony of Obama and Hil­lary Clin­ton. I don’t want to use the phrase, a colony of the Amer­i­cans, as Amer­ica is a great coun­try. But this story ex­poses the sheer hypocrisy of the cur­rent party that is rul­ing Amer­ica.

Dur­ing the Amer­i­can elec­toral cam­paign, se­ri­ous ac­cu­sa­tions were made against Hil­lary Clin­ton. As Sec­re­tary of State, she was ac­cused of sup­port­ing dan­ger­ous Mus­lim ter­ror­ists, in­clud­ing ISIS. In re­turn, coun­tries like Saudi Ara­bia were pay­ing her good money. The money did not go di­rectly to her pock­ets but to her foun­da­tion. Whether th­ese ac­cu­sa­tions are true or not, is for the Amer­i­can pub­lic to judge. What I am in­ter­ested in are the im­pli­ca­tions of th­ese ru­mours on Malta. The Amer­i­cans are be­ing ac­cused of be­ing be­hind Libyan fac­tions that want to over­throw the Tripoli gov­ern­ment that is recog­nised by the United Na­tions. Ir­re­spec­tive of the crash, the peo­ple of Malta de­serve an ex­pla­na­tion from our gov­ern­ment as to why our For­eign Of­fice is get­ting in­volved in this murky busi­ness.

The irony here is that the Op­po­si­tion Leader, Si­mon Busut­til, is all in awe of Hil­lary Clin­ton. This is pure po­lit­i­cal mad­ness. Sup­port­ing an Amer­i­can can­di­date, whose party has al­ready shown that it is anti-PN and pro-Labour, is a clear act of po­lit­i­cal sui­cide.

The democrats of Obama are sell­ing their lib­eral agenda in Europe with a pur­pose. This is a new form of cul­tural colo­nial­ism. Those par­ties in Europe that are ready to em­brace this agenda are go­ing to re­ceive their sup­port. This may have sounded a noble prin­ci­ple for those who be­lieve in Amer­i­can civil rights. But be­hind is­sues of civil rights there are other agen­das.

While Trump and the Repub­li­cans are be­ing ac­cused of having po­larised the Amer­i­can and world me­dia, Obama and his Demo­cratic friends did even worse. They have been pushing dread­ful and di­vi­sive poli­cies and they are im­pos­ing th­ese poli­cies on Europe with dis­as­trous ef­fects. At least, Clin­ton and the Democrats have to be con­grat­u­lated for their abil­ity, as the story of this plane crash shows, to keep murky and dirty busi­ness un­der wraps.

The truth is that Obama has threat­ened Putin not to in­ter­fere in the Amer­i­can elec­tions. For Obama and his ad­min­is­tra­tion, Rus­sia is the en­emy of the civ­i­lized world be­cause it is re­fus­ing to ad­here to prin­ci­ples of in­doc­tri­na­tion. But then, the same Obama wants to in­ter­fere in other coun­tries’ pol­i­tics. He has in­ter­fered in the Brexit ref­er­en­dum in the UK. He asked the Brits to vote in favour. The re­sult is known to ev­ery­one. He asked the Ital­ians to sup­port Renzi’s reforms and vote for Renzi in the ref­er­en­dum. The chances now are that Renzi will lose this ref­er­en­dum.

The only suc­cess of the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion is in Malta. Obama is sup­port­ing Joseph Mus­cat. Un­like Bri­tain and Italy, the Mal­tese elec­torate will heed Obama’s ap­peal. This will not hap­pen be­cause of Obama’s per­sua­sive ar­gu­ments but be­cause Si­mon Busut­til pledged sup­port to Clin­ton. Busut­til and his team think that the lib­eral agenda is go­ing to earn the PN the next elec­toral vic­tory. The truth is that those who sup­port lib­er­al­ism in Malta will be vot­ing Labour ir­re­spec­tive of the Na­tion­al­ist pro­gramme.

In this sce­nario, if Hil­lary Clin­ton wins, there is only one elec­toral re­sult for Malta. The PN will lose the next elec­tion. If Clin­ton loses her pres­i­den­tial bid, Trump and the Repub­li­cans will not have an in­ter­est to med­dle in our af­fairs. Gen­der in­doc­tri­na­tion is not one of Trump’s cards, nor the im­po­si­tion of abor­tion in all those coun­tries in the Western world that do not have such type of leg­is­la­tion. It is Clin­ton who wants to achieve this. Clin­ton knows that this is far eas­ier achieved with Labour than the Na­tion­al­ist Party.

Read­ers may dis­agree with my ar­gu­ment. But if elected, Hil­lary Clin­ton will sup­port only those gov­ern­ments and par­ties that want to push the di­ver­sity agenda to the fore of their po­lit­i­cal dis­course and re­move the con­cept of God from Europe’s po­lit­i­cal nu­cleus. At the same time, in the name of di­ver­sity and thanks to the funds that will be forth­com­ing from par­tic­u­lar Mus­lim states, she will choose to ig­nore the ex­is­tence of the un­demo­cratic Sharia Law that is im­posed in var­i­ous Arab and Mus­lim coun­tries.

The para­dox of all this is that those deputies within the PN, who pa­rade as pal­adins and de­fend­ers of Catholi­cism in Malta, are those who are sup­port­ing Clin­ton’s agenda. This only smacks of po­lit­i­cal hypocrisy if not brazen op­por­tunism.

Re­turn­ing back to the crash, there are far deeper im­pli­ca­tions than we will ever get to know. But this plane crash, which cost the life of at least five in­di­vid­u­als, ended up ex­pos­ing the hid­den pol­icy and sub­servience of our gov­ern­ment - in­de­pen­dent in­deed!

At least, without Clin­ton as Pres­i­dent, one hopes that nor­mal re­la­tions will be reestab­lished with Rus­sia and this coun­try will cease to be de­picted as Europe’s en­emy in a clear at­tempt to di­vert Euro­pean pub­lic at­ten­tion from much more se­ri­ous con­cerns of power and Amer­i­can neo-Im­pe­ri­al­ism in Europe.

The Malta In­de­pen­dent Mon­day 31 October 2016

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