libyan war for oil.pngForeign multinational companies and governments with interests in Libyan oil have already started the scramble for the country’s abundant resource even before the conflict is over.

Observers say this is a sign that the Libyan war was never about seeking to address political problems, but schemes by the West to lay hold of the North African country’s oil.

AAG Executive Director, Dr Davison Gomo says Europe’s foreign policy is built on attempts to recolonise Africa.

“The Libyan war was never about democratic reforms or addressing problems but a grandmaster plan to take over the resources of an African nation,” said Dr Gomo.

Economic analyst, Mr. Paradzai Chakona says the recent discovery that a nation’s wealth is better measured by resources than the level of its development means that African nations have become targets for neo colonial designs.

“African nations are under siege from the West because of their abundant resources,” Mr. Chakona said.

libyan oil fields map.gifThe bigger problem is that even with a new rebel government in place, there are fears that there will be a lot of social instability in Libya which socio-economic analyst, Mr. Kwayedza Don Muvuti says has always been the best grounds for the West to thrive.

Even before Libyan rebels could take full control of Tripoli, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini was on Monday quoted on the country’s state television saying Italian oil company Eni “will have a number one role in the future” in the North African country.

Eni, BP of Britain, Total of France, Repsol YPF of Spain and OMV of Austria, were all big producers in Libya before the fighting broke out and they stand to gain the most once the conflict ends.

While Libyans kill one another each side believing it stands on solid moral ground, petroleum vultures are circling over Tripoli ready to pounce on the Libyan carcass.