Gaddafi’s Great Water Project Tapping Sahara Aquifers

(3 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

“The 1st of September marks the anniversary of the opening of the major stage of Libya’s Great Man-Made River Project. This incredibly huge and successful water scheme is virtually unknown in the West, yet it rivals and even surpasses all our greatest development projects. The leader of the so-called advanced countries, the United States of America cannot bring itself to acknowledge Libya’s Great Man-Made River. The West refuses to recognize that a small country, with a population no more than four million, can construct anything so large without borrowing a single cent from the international banks.”

http://poorrichards-blog.blogs…

Great Aquifers under the Sahara that Gaddafi has developed and brought to the people on the coast from the south. Who knew?

So when we get tired of going after their oil, are we going to go after their water?

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  1. http://www.goumbook.com/4729/l

    I can’t seem to cut and paste but man what a project.  A pipeline four meters in diameter.  The equivalent of 200 years of Nile River water flow.

    Puts the west to shame.  Could make California irrigation look like a project of the last century.

    • Edger on March 6, 2011 at 5:15 am

    Yes.

    National Geographic News: Conspiracists Allege U.S. Seizing Vast S. American Rese

    Probably Canada’s, too…

    • Xanthe on March 6, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    without notice.  Vandana Shiva, she of all things water – has written a book which covers this among other things.

     The Fate of our Most Precious Resource.

    She says (and I glanced at it cursorily) it would not be a good thing for the fragile aquifer system in Africa.  There would be terrible repercussions.

    Gee – tough choice though.  Who do you trust about water: Gaddafi, the people bankrolling him (well, basically that’s us – though we won’t profit), the profiteers of capitalism or Vandana Shiva?

       

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