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Kadhafi, l’enquête corse

Kadhafi est le fils d’un aviateur corse au nom d’Albert Preziosi Left (and inset) Captain Albert Preziosi, aged 27, right Libyan guide to 33 years. [Gadhafi during the summit of the Organization of African Unity on Aug. 4, 1975, in Kampala, Uganda. (AFP – Getty Images)]   According to all evidence received, the resemblance is striking.

The venerable Guide of the Libyan Revolution Muammar Gaddafi, is he of Corsican ancestry? According to a legend (alive on ‘the Island of Beauty’), he is the son of a Corsican bomber, hero of Free France, sent a mission to Libya during the Second World War.  No conclusive evidence, but a body of evidence that’s even very troubling in recent years, concerning mobilized army officers of the Airforce.“You know you’re in the birthplace of the father of Qaddafi?»“The few ” pysans” (as they are called on the continent) of Vezzani, a charming little village of Haute-Corse on the mountainside, are immediately put into the bath.  Not merely a little proud, the people engage willingly in the memories of villagers: that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan head of state, is the son of a Corsican airman by the sweet name of Albert Preziosi. Oh, Albert!  His shadow still hangs over Vezzani.  From the village entrance, a marble plaque affixed to the building of the Post pays tribute to this master, who was born in 1915 and died in 1943 in  Russian skies, flying an aircraft of the squadron from Normandie-Niemen. A few turns later, a war memorial commemorating the heroes “fallen gloriously in a dogfight to the north-east of Karachev”and whose body was never found.  Even in the office of the Town Hall, the photo under glass of the young Albert, wearing his military uniform, occupies more space than the portrait of the omni-Sarkozy …Like his administration, Mayor of Vezzani, Jean-Pierre Pagni, is hardly surprised when talking to him about the “legend” of Gaddafi’s Corsican ancestry. He even says that he “always heard”.  But, like everyone, he never had in his possession “evidence to substantiate or to refute it ….” Pointing to the portrait of the aviator, he can not help remarking: “The resemblance between Muammar Gaddafi, a young officer, and Albert Preziosi is very striking.  This, of course, proves nothing, but it’s a nice story. “  And if the “legend” comes one day to be confirmed, it would do him no problem, “the town is ready to offer land to Mr. Qaddafi, he could pitch a tent or build a house!”

 Recollections of a meeting in Niger

And the villagers Vezzani, notables of the island, too, are passionate about this “legend”. And everyone looks after their own door. For Alessandrini Alexander, general counselor of the township of Vezzani and adviser to the Assembly of Corsica, the political facts would justify the parentage,  as a friend of Gaddafi: Libya supported Corsican nationalists at the beginning of their passionate actions in the 1970s. Without blinking, he asserts that “nationalists have been invited to training camps in the handling of weapons and explosives in Libyan camps.” Evidence, to advise him, that the Colonel had a soft spot for his cousin-revolutionaries.

But times have changed. Gaddafi has now become persona grata on the continent.  Dommage, moreover, that “native son” had not “taken advantage of his official visit to France to stay in Corsica: where he would have received the warmest welcome.” Even a better reception …

The same belief  is in Francis Quilichini,  dashing retired general of information forAjaccio, and the former “colonial” from 1967 to 1977. He then exercised the function of chief of information & security officer with the President of Niger.  And remembers precisely the first official visit of the young Libyan head of state with his counterpart from Niger, Hamani Diori.

“In January 1974, President Diori received Colonel Gaddafi in Zinder (The Nigerian’s Sahara’s last town, before its border with Libya).  I was there.  That evening, President Diori spoke to me &  I shook hands with the fellow!  Then I learn that Gaddafi had a Corsican father. At the time, “I have not tried to find out more, and I regret it.But we must recognize that the assumption is not meaningless, given the presence of Albert Preziosi in Libya in the 40s.  And then, the colonial, who spawned the most easily with the natives, was Corsicans …. “

Minimum of Archives

Seen from the Vezzani, the legend of Gaddafi’s Corsican ancestry is so tenacious that it ended up enrolling in the collective imagination of the ‘Island of Beauty’. Yet, apart from oral transmission, it did not leave a paper trail. So far anyway.  Not a biography of Albert Preziosi mentions the birth of a child, the result of a romance with a Jewish-Libyan. Nor, is it the story one demented.

Moreover, little literature exists on the driver.  When contacted, the service history of the Air Force, located in Vincennes (94), which centralizes all documents and serves as a reference for biographers and historians of the war, it is clear that the record “Preziosi” is rather thin: a few biographical elements from the specialized press as well as compilations of files from the army. Even a section of the far-right weekly Minute, released in 1977 under the title “Gaddafi is it the son of a Corsican captain?» ,“Which had caused a stir on the island, is not there. So we exit the archives of the Air Force, for the moment.

Only hope at this stage of the investigation: track by itself the peregrinations of Albert Preziosi in Libya. Objective: To determine whether these dates coincide with the design of Muammar Gaddafi. Officially, the Gaddafi was born June 19, 1942 in Sirte, in a family of Bedouin tribe Senoussi, originally from the Fezzan region, which borders with Nigeria and Chad. Logically, he was conceived between September and October 1941.

Where was the beautiful Albert at this moment? Alas!  The few existing literature on the pilot (pamphlets on the history of the Escadrille Normandie-Niemen, dictionaries Aviation, chapters in history books …) certainly agree on the regular presence of the pilot in Libya but with discrepancies of dates and places.

However, among the many assumptions routes of Preziosi in Lybia, this track stands out: that the pilot has taken the column Leclerc in his conquest of the Fezzan. The French are indeed located in this region since the 1940s, [before administration in 1943 and afterwards, until 1951].  Historical facts abound in this direction.

Indeed, General Leclerc left Africa to cut back Italian and German armies. The first contingent of the column was shipped from England, 30 August 1940, towards the African continent. However, two traveling companions Preziosi – Bellows and Yves Jacques Ezanno – left France in June 1940.  The logic is therefore that, like them, Preziosi be reassembled with the column Leclerc to the north of Chad, he then crossed the south by Libya, to join Egypt and Rayak, where he arrived in late 1941 .

In view of these dates, the pilot actually met a Jewish woman in the Libyan Fezzan region at the time of the conception of Muammar Gaddafi. Preziosi could be one of those airmen, who in time of war, plunged into anonymity, to better ensure the success of their missions.

The Libyan father Mu w his father, early spiiritual image

Abu Menyr al-Qathafi, Muammar's father

Legend of Supreme Leader of the Libyan revolution requires, that Muammar Gaddafi had indeed a Libyan father.  Gadhafi honored Abu Meniar Al Gaddafi, Bedouin goat farmer in the region of Sirte as his true father, up until his death. But mystery and gumdrop, we did not find any trace that Abu Meniar sired Moammar with Aisha, the only mother Muammar knew and was raised by.  It is never clear either if Aisha had a sister that could have died and she and Abu Meniar raised Moammar as their own son. Marital status and childbirth records in Libya, under Italian colonial rule, were very random; and, the vagueness of the Qaddafi family is only bigger.

Evidence of the fluctuating numbers of brothers of Gaddafi: According to some biographers, the Libyan leader was an only son. For others, it would be the last of many siblings.  Finally, after the American journalist John Cooley, who has devoted a well-documented work published in France in 1982, Wind sand on Libya, Muammar has a brother, Sayed Kaddam …

The fellow combatants testify

In this context, the testimony of the few comrades of Albert Preziosi remaining alive, should provide valuable assistance.  They are, after all, the only ones still able to hang up the missing links.

Captain Georges Masurel is just one of the last Free French able to be a witness their epic. A Mechanic gunner, he then became a pilot, where he met, for the first time, Albert Preziosi in Libya in 1942 within the group from Alsace. Then, he accompanied him as a mechanic in the “Neu-Neu”, the group Normandie-Niemen [in the jargon of the ancients].

Validating the theory for the Corsican paternity of  Muammar Gaddafi, he says, “Preziosi was certainly on the team of the Leclerc Column” before joining the end of 1941, the base of Rayak order to train pilots.“The group came from Alsace Moreover, and many men there had “done Africa” and therefore passed through Libya. “  Is it then that Georges Masurel got wind of a link between his companion and a Libyan? “Yes,” says he, but from another fact. An amazing incident, which would have triggered the whole affair …

During the summer of 1942, when French forces struggling against the Italians and Germans at Bir Hakeim north-eastern Libya, Masurel and his fellow squadron learn that the plane piloted by Preziosi, which was to rally at Tobruk, did not arrive. “For us, he was missing for more than a month after he returned to the base. “

Surprise !  Shot down in full flight, the young Albert then told his comrades that he was rescued by a Libyan tribe who helped him recover and cared for him, while hiding from the Germans. “He lived well with them for at least three weeks .  It is from here that some have begun to talk of an affair with a Jewish Libyan woman during his stay in the desert.

And how was it that he was the main person who had heard these rumors? Georges Masurel modest response: “You know, it was war.  They had other priorities.And Albert did not stay long when retracted.  I lost sightof him for a while because he was very sick, and was referred to hospital in Cairo.... He was then found by the Normandie-Niemen in late 1942. “

A mixture of calendars

If based on the official date of birth of Muammar Qaddafi –  07 June 1942 – Albert Preziosi’s stay in a Libyan tribe would have effectively allowed the proud father to attend the birth of his son (and not just the conception), unless the official biographer of “The Guide” untangles the brushes between the Georgian calendar and the Islamic calendar …

And to make things worse, in November 1978 to mark the Muslim New Year, Gaddafi led a revolution calendar. He decreed that the Muslim calendar was not to begin in 622 AD (the date of the Prophet’s emigration to Medina as is the reference calendar in the Muslim world) but in 632, his deathThis, According to scholars (and risky) calculations, could mean that little Gaddafi was born later. Even in 1943, nine months after Preziosi has lived in a Libyan tribe.

There is much speculation about why the old fellow squadron of bel Albert did not linger. And for good reason! At the hearing, the entire squadron knew and shared the secret.

When Major Pierre Lorillon joined Normandy-Niemen in late 1943, Albert Preziosi had already died as a hero five months earlier. He vividly remembers when he had discussions with other pilots in the group.  For him, the descent Preziosi / Gaddafi is no doubt. “We all knew that Albert had a girlfriend” big tent “Libyan, that is to say, a noble daughter of the haute bourgeoisie.  But it is a story that is not familiar.We just knew he had a child and this woman’s uncle took him in hand, and sent to study abroad to calm the spirits and protect the reputation of the tribe. He has always avoided talking about it.That Europeans make a kid of a Libyan, this could cause problems, including Albert.  This kind of thing was anyway not well regarded by the English. “… A real good reason that, once established as a pretext, has allowed the Great Silence not to be opened ….

 Descendants very cautious

We did not know what his family thought of the Preziosi certainties of his former fellow pilot prodigy.  A difficult task when you consider that most Preziosi embraced a military career or bathed in the medium. Born to a policeman father, a native of Fontana Castagniccia who married a girl from Paoli Nocario just a few turns away, Albert had a brother, four years his senior. John had chosen the same path as his father, and attained the rank of General of police.  His widow was [in July 28, 1997] at the first ceremony commemorating the death, fifty-four years earlier, Albert.

These commemorations were held in the Corsican village of Vezzani, on the initiative of the commander of Air Base 126 of Solenzara Ventiseri-bearing just the name of Captain Albert Preziosi. Members of the local chapter of the National Association of Reserve Officers of the Air Force (ANORAA) were particularly active in preparing the event. Especially one of them, a certain Francis … Preziosi.

Contact made, Francis is the son of a cousin of Albert. Reserve officer, he helped gather biographical information about his great-uncle to his association, identifying the documents available and open. I have always know this story of descent with Gaddafi and tried to find out more»he admits. “I even asked an acquaintance to interrogate one of his old friends of 50 years who was then based in Fezzan for Indigenous Affairs “. Even for him, the answer fell without appeal: “professional confidentiality”.  As if a veil of secrecy should continue to surround this case. François Preziosi remembers this scene, however, in the 70’s, Albert’s mother, mailed at the small screen, exclaiming: “But it’s Albert!” The video showed images of the young Libyan leader.

An industrialist and a senior officer of a Kind

“It was this physical resemblance between the two men who created this whole story,” relativizes Jacques-Antoine Preziosi, a nephew of Albert, a lawyer in Marseille. “There is no evidence whatsoever to prove this relationship.We have no document that speaks of it, and Albert left no mail.  So for us, the direct descendants, it is a nonevent. “

BUT neither has he tried to get in touch with Muammar Gaddafi and his entourage? “We never asked for anything, it’s very immodest.  And very moved.  You see yourself; go talk to Gaddafi?Touch to the image of his mother? If I were her, I would take it very badly. And then there is something as risking imprisonment . “

Yet Jacques-Antoine recognizes that many people have contacted him, asking if his uncle was the father of Colonel Gaddafi.  Among them, a few years ago, representatives of a manufacturer which he will not name. Jacques-Antoine then saw all red, “he thought of how his industry could use this story to win contracts?»

These men were clearly not the only “big guns” to inquire about the father of Muammar.  In 1999, a senior Frenchmen, questioned in writing, the Chief Historian of the Air Force, General Silvestre de Sacy, whether the track was a good corse. The Service has buried the application for Inquiry. [Reason given: during the Libyan campaign, the French officers had no contact with the natives, let alone with women. BUT, the survivors of the Normandy-Niemen show otherwise.]

The topic of Corsican ancestry for Gaddafi is not closed: Far from it; but, since evidence by a DNA test would be untouchable, [as one must  draw blood from the Colonel] it seems impossible …

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Kadhafi est le fils d’un aviateur corse au nom d’Albert Preziosi

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Kadhafi, l’enquête corse

 

À gauche (et en médaillon) le capitaine Albert Preziosi, âgé de 27 ans, à droite le guide Libyen à 33 ans. Selon l’ensemble des témoignages receuillis, la ressemblance est frappante.

Le vénérable Guide de la révolution libyenne, Mouammar Kadhafi, a-t-il une filiation corse ? Selon une légende vivace dans l’Ile de Beauté, il serait le fils d’un aviateur corse, héros de la France Libre, envoyé en mission en Libye pendant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale. Pas de preuve irréfutable mais un faisceau d’indices très troublants qui ont même mobilisé ces dernières années des officiers de l’armée de l’Air.

« Vous savez que vous êtes dans le village natal du père de Kadhafi ? » Les rares « pinsouts » du continent faisant escale à Vezzani, charmante petite bourgade de Haute-Corse à flanc de montagne, sont d’emblée mis dans le bain. Pas peu fiers, les habitants se livrent volontiers : de mémoire de villageois, le colonel Mouammar Kadhafi, chef de l’État libyen, est le fils d’un aviateur corse répondant au doux nom d’Albert Preziosi.

Ah, Albert ! Son ombre plane encore sur Vezzani. Dès l’entrée du village, une plaque de marbre apposée sur le bâtiment de la Poste rend hommage à ce capitaine né en 1915 et mort en 1943 dans le ciel de Russie, aux commandes d’un appareil de l’escadrille Normandie-Niemen. Quelques virages plus loin, un monument aux morts commémore ce héros « tombé glorieusement au cours d’un combat aérien au nord-est de Karachev » et dont le corps n’a jamais été retrouvé. Même dans le bureau de la Mairie, la photo sous verre du jeune Albert en tenue militaire occupe plus de place que le portrait de l’omniprésident Sarkozy…

À l’instar de ses administrés, le maire de Vezzani, Jean-Pierre Pagni, n’est guère surpris lorsqu’on évoque devant lui la « légende » d’une filiation corse de Kadhafi. Il en a même « toujours entendu parler ». Mais, comme tous, il n’a jamais eu en sa possession « d’éléments permettant de l’étayer ou… de la contredire ». Montrant du doigt le portrait de l’aviateur, il ne peut s’empêcher de remarquer : « la ressemblance entre Mouammar Kadhafi, jeune officier, et Albert Preziosi est très frappante. Vous ne trouvez pas ? Cela, évidemment, ne prouve rien, mais c’est une belle histoire ». Et si la « légende » venait un jour à être confirmée, cela ne lui poserait aucun problème : « la commune est toute disposée à offrir un terrain à M. Kadhafi, où il pourrait planter sa tente, ou construire une maison » !

Souvenirs d’une rencontre au Niger

Comme les villageois de Vezzani, les notables de l’Ile, eux aussi, se passionnent pour cette « légende ». Et chacun voit midi à sa porte. Pour Alexandre Alessandrini, conseiller général du canton de Vezzani et conseiller à l’Assemblée de Corse, des faits politiques pourraient légitimer la filiation de l’ami Kadhafi : le soutien libyen aux nationalistes corses, au début de leurs actions violentes dans les années 70. Sans ciller, il affirme que « des nationalistes ont été invités à des stages d’entraînement au maniement d’armes et d’explosifs dans des camps libyens ». Preuve, pour le conseiller, que le Colonel aurait un petit faible pour ses cousins révolutionnaires.

Mais les temps ont changé. Kadhafi est aujourd’hui devenu persona grata sur le continent. Dommage, d’ailleurs, que « l’enfant du pays » n’ait pas « profité de sa visite officielle en France pour séjourner en Corse : il y aurait reçu le meilleur accueil ». Voire un meilleur accueil…

Mêmes convictions chez François Quilichini, retraité fringant des Renseignements Généraux à Ajaccio et ancien de la « coloniale » de 1967 à 1977. Il exerçait alors la fonction de chef du bureau renseignement-sécurité auprès du président du Niger. Et se souvient avec précision de la première visite officielle du jeune chef d’Etat libyen auprès de son homologue nigérien, Hamani Diori.

« En janvier 1974, le président Diori a reçu le colonel Kadhafi à Zinder (dernière ville saharienne du Niger avant la frontière libyenne). J’étais présent. Le soir, le président Diori m’a confié que j’avais serré la main d’un compatriote ! J’apprends alors que Kadhafi avait un père corse ». Sur le moment, « je n’ai pas cherché à en savoir plus, et je le regrette. Mais il faut bien reconnaître que l’hypothèse n’est pas dénuée de sens, au vu de la présence d’Albert Preziosi en Libye dans les années 40. Et puis, dans la coloniale, ceux qui frayaient le plus facilement avec les autochtones, c’étaient les Corses… ».

Des archives a minima

Vu de Vezzani, la légende d’une filiation corse de Kadhafi est si tenace qu’elle a fini par s’inscrire dans l’imaginaire collectif de l’Ile de Beauté. Pourtant, hormis une transmission orale, elle n’a pas laissé de traces écrites. A ce jour en tout cas. Pas une biographie d’Albert Preziosi ne mentionne la naissance d’un enfant, fruit d’une romance avec une Libyenne. Ou ne le dément.

Du reste, peu de documentation existe sur le pilote. Lorsqu’on contacte le service historique de l’Armée de l’air, situé à Vincennes (94), qui centralise l’ensemble des documents et sert de référence aux biographes et aux historiens de la guerre, force est de constater que le dossier « Preziosi » est plutôt mince : quelques éléments biographiques tirés de la presse spécialisée ainsi que des compilations de dossiers de l’armée. Même un article de l’hebdomadaire d’extrême-droite Minute, publié en 1977 sous le titre « Kadhafi serait-il le fils d’un capitaine corse ? », qui avait fait grand bruit dans l’Ile, n’y figure pas. Exit donc les archives de l’Armée de l’air, pour l’instant.

Seul espoir à ce stade de l’enquête : retracer par soi-même les pérégrinations d’Albert Preziosi en Libye. Objectif : vérifier si ces dates coïncident avec celle de la conception de Mouammar Kadhafi. Officiellement, le Guide est né le 19 juin 1942 à Syrte, dans une famille de bédouins de la tribu Senoussi, originaire de la région du Fezzan, à la frontière avec le Niger et le Tchad. Logiquement, il a donc été conçu entre septembre et octobre 1941.

Où se trouvait donc le bel Albert à ce moment précis ? Las ! Les quelques écrits existants sur le pilote (brochures sur l’histoire de l’escadrille Normandie-Niemen, dictionnaires de l’aviation, chapitres de manuels d’Histoire…) s’accordent certes sur la présence régulière du pilote en Libye mais avec des divergences de dates et de lieux.

Pour autant, parmi les nombreuses hypothèses d’itinéraires libyens de Preziosi, une piste sort du lot : que le pilote ait suivi la colonne Leclerc dans sa conquête du Fezzan. Les Français se sont en effet implantés dans cette région dans les années 1940, avant de l’administrer à partir de 1943 et ce, jusqu’en 1951. Les faits historiques abondent dans ce sens.

En effet, le Général Leclerc est parti d’Afrique pour couper les arrières des armées italiennes et allemandes. Le premier contingent de la colonne a embarqué, depuis l’Angleterre, le 30 août 1940, en direction du continent africain. Or, deux compagnons de route de Preziosi – Jacques Soufflet et Yves Ezanno – sont partis de France en juin 1940. La logique voudrait donc que, comme eux, Preziosi soit ensuite remonté avec la colonne Leclerc par le nord du Tchad, qu’il ait ensuite traversé la Libye par le sud, pour rejoindre l’ Égypte puis Rayak, où il arrive à la fin 1941.

Au vu de ces dates, le pilote a effectivement pu rencontrer une femme libyenne dans la région du Fezzan au moment de la procréation de Mouammar Kadhafi. Preziosi pourrait donc être l’un de ces aviateurs qui, en temps de guerre, plongent dans l’anonymat pour mieux assurer le succès de leurs missions.

Le père Libyen

Légende du Guide suprême de la révolution libyenne oblige, Mouammar Kadhafi a (aussi) un père libyen. Officiel celui-là. Ses différentes biographies mentionnent un certain Abou Meniar Al Kadhafi, bédouin éleveur de chèvres de la région de Syrte. Mais, mystère et boule de gomme, on ne retrouve pas de traces ni de la date de naissance d’Abou Meniar, ni de celle de son mariage avec Aïcha, la mère de Mouammar. Il n’est jamais précisé non plus si Aïcha a été la seule et unique épouse d’Abou Meniar. L’état civil dans la Libye sous colonisation italienne étant fort aléatoire, le flou entourant la famille Khadhafi n’en est que plus grand.

En témoigne le nombre, fluctuant, des frères de Kadhafi. Selon certains biographes, le leader libyen serait fils unique. Pour d’autres, il serait le dernier d’une nombreuse fratrie. Enfin, d’après le journaliste américain John Cooley, qui lui a consacré un ouvrage très documenté paru en France en 1982, Vent de sable sur la Libye, Mouammar aurait un frère, Sayed Kaddam…

Les compagnons de combat témoignent

Dans ce contexte, les témoignages des rares compagnons de combat d’Albert Preziosi encore en vie devraient apporter une aide précieuse. Ils sont après tout les seuls encore à même de raccrocher les chaînons manquants.

Le capitaine Georges Masurel est justement l’un des derniers Français Libres à pouvoir témoigner de leur épopée. Mécanicien devenu mitrailleur puis pilote, il a rencontré pour la première fois Albert Preziosi en Libye en 1942 au sein du groupe Alsace. Puis il l’a accompagné comme mécanicien au sein du « Neu-Neu », le groupe Normandie-Niemen dans le jargon des anciens.

Validant la thèse du paternel corse de Mouammar Kadhafi, il affirme que « Preziosi était certainement avec l’équipe de la colonne Leclerc » avant de rejoindre, fin 1941, la base de Rayak pour y assurer la formation des pilotes. « Le groupe Alsace provenait d’ailleurs pour beaucoup des hommes qui avaient “fait l’Afrique” et qui sont donc passés par la Libye ». Georges Masurel aurait-il donc eu vent d’une liaison entre son compagnon de route et une Libyenne ? « Oui », confirme-t-il mais à partir d’un autre fait. Un incident étonnant, qui aurait déclenché toute l’affaire…

Pendant l’été 1942, alors que les forces françaises bataillent contre les Italiens et les Allemands à Bir Hakeim, au nord-est de la Libye, Masurel et ses camarades d’escadrille apprennent que l’avion piloté par Preziosi, qui doit rallier Tobrouk, n’est pas arrivé à destination. « Pour nous, il était porté disparu. Et plus d’un mois après, il est revenu à la base ».

Surprise ! Abattu en plein vol, le jeune Albert raconte alors à ses camarades qu’il a été recueilli par une tribu libyenne qui l’a récupéré et soigné, tout en le cachant des Allemands. « Il a vécu ainsi avec eux pendant au moins trois semaines. C’est à partir de là que certains ont commencé à parler d’une liaison avec une Libyenne pendant son séjour dans le désert ».

Et qu’en disait le principal intéressé qui avait eu vent de ces rumeurs ? Réponse pudique de Georges Masurel : « vous savez, c’était la guerre. On avait d’autres priorités. Et puis Albert n’est pas resté longtemps une fois rentré. Je l’ai perdu de vue pendant un bon moment car il était très malade et a été renvoyé à l’hôpital au Caire. On s’est retrouvé ensuite pour le Normandie-Niemen à la fin 1942 ».

Un mélange de calendriers

Si on se base sur la date de naissance officielle de Mouammar Kadhafi – juin 1942 – le séjour d’Albert Preziosi au sein d’une tribu libyenne aurait en fait permis à l’heureux papa d’assister à la naissance de son fiston. Et non de le concevoir. A moins que les biographes officiels du Guide ne se soient emmêlés les pinceaux entre le calendrier georgien et le calendrier musulman…

Et, pour corser le tout, en novembre 1978, à l’occasion du Nouvel an musulman, Kadhafi a mené une révolution calendaire. Il a décrété que le calendrier musulman ne devait plus débuter en 622 de l’ère chrétienne (date de l’émigration du Prophète vers Médine et qui sert de référence calendaire dans le monde musulman) mais en 632, à sa mort… Ce qui, après de savants (et hasardeux) calculs, pourrait signifier que le petit Kadhafi serait né plus tard. Voire en 1943, neuf mois après que Preziosi ait vécu dans une tribu libyenne.

Autant de conjectures sur lesquelles les anciens compagnons d’escadrille du bel Albert ne s’attardent guère. Et pour cause ! À les entendre, toute l’escadrille était au courant et partageait LE secret.

Lorsque le commandant Pierre Lorillon rejoint Normandie-Niemen à la fin 1943, Albert Preziosi avait déjà trouvé la mort en héros cinq mois plus tôt. Il se souvient très bien des discussions qu’il avait alors avec les autres pilotes du groupe. Pour lui, la filiation Preziosi/Kadhafi ne fait aucun doute. « On savait tous qu’Albert avait eu une copine “grande tente” libyenne, c’est-à-dire une fille noble de la haute bourgeoisie. Mais c’est une histoire qu’on ne connaît pas bien. On savait juste qu’il lui avait fait un enfant et que l’oncle de cette femme l’avait pris en main, et envoyé étudier à l’étranger pour calmer les esprits et préserver la réputation de la tribu. On a toujours évité d’en parler. Qu’un Européen fasse un gosse à une Libyenne, cela pouvait causer des problèmes, y compris à Albert. Ce genre de chose n’était du reste pas bien vu par les Anglais ». Une vraie bonne raison qui, une fois érigée en prétexte, a permis à la Grande Muette de ne pas l’ouvrir…

Des descendants très prudents

Restait à savoir ce que pensait la famille Preziosi des certitudes des anciens compagnons de son pilote prodige. Une tâche difficile quand on sait que la plupart des Preziosi ont embrassé une carrière militaire ou baigné dans le milieu. Né d’un père gendarme, originaire de Fontana en Castagniccia et marié à une fille Paoli, de Nocario, à quelques virages de là, Albert avait un frère, de quatre ans son aîné. Jean a choisi la même voie que son père et a accédé au rang de Général de gendarmerie. Sa veuve le représentait le 28 juillet 1997 à la première cérémonie commémorative de la disparition, cinquante-quatre ans plus tôt, d’Albert.

Ces commémorations se sont déroulées au village corse de Vezzani, sur initiative du commandant de la base aérienne 126 de Ventiseri-Solenzara qui porte justement le nom du capitaine Albert Preziosi. Les membres de la section régionale de l’Association nationale des officiers de réserve de l’armée de l’air (ANORAA) s’étaient particulièrement mobilisés pour préparer l’événement. Surtout l’un d’entre eux, un certain François… Preziosi.

Contact pris, François est fils d’un cousin d’Albert. Officier réserviste, il a contribué à rassembler des éléments biographiques sur son grand-oncle pour son association, en recensant les documents disponibles et ouverts. « Je connais depuis toujours cette histoire de filiation avec Kadhafi et j’ai essayé d’en savoir plus » reconnaît-il. « J’ai même demandé à une connaissance d’interroger un de ses vieux copains de 50 ans qui était à l’époque en fonction dans le Fezzan pour les “affaires indigènes” ». Même pour lui, la réponse est tombée, sans appel : « secret professionnel ». Comme si un voile opaque devait continuer d’envelopper cette affaire. François Preziosi se souvient pourtant de cette scène où, dans les années 70, la mère d’Albert postée devant le petit écran, s’est écriée : « Mais, c’est Albert ! » Le reportage montrait des images du jeune leader libyen.

Un industriel et un officier supérieur s’en mêlent

« C’est cette ressemblance physique entre les deux hommes qui a créée toute cette histoire », relativise Jacques-Antoine Preziosi, un des neveux d’Albert, avocat à Marseille. « Il n’existe aucun élément d’aucune sorte pour attester ce lien de parenté. Nous n’avons aucun document qui en parle et Albert n’a laissé aucun courrier. Donc, pour nous, les descendants directs, c’est un non-événement ».

Soit, mais a-t-il essayé d’entrer en contact avec Mouammar Kadhafi ou son entourage ? « Nous n’avons jamais demandé quoi que ce soit, c’est très impudique. Et très déplacé. Vous vous voyez aller en parler à Kadhafi ? Toucher ainsi à l’image de sa mère ? Si j’étais lui, je le prendrais extrêmement mal. Et puis il y a de quoi risquer de se faire embastiller ».

Pourtant Jacques-Antoine reconnaît que de nombreuses personnes l’ont contacté pour lui demander si son oncle était le père du colonel Kadhafi. Parmi elles, il y a quelques années, les représentants d’un industriel dont il taira le nom. Jacques-Antoine a alors vu tout rouge : «  il croyait quoi cet industriel ? Qu’il pouvait utiliser cette histoire pour décrocher des contrats ? »

Ces hommes n’étaient visiblement pas les seuls « gros calibres » à s’enquérir du paternel de Mouammar. En 1999, un officier supérieur français interrogeait par écrit le chef du service historique de l’Armée de l’air, le Général Silvestre de Sacy, pour savoir si la piste corse était la bonne. Lequel service a enterré la demande (voir l’encadré en cliquant ici). Motif invoqué : pendant la campagne de Libye, les officiers français n’avaient pas de contacts avec les autochtones et encore moins avec les femmes. Les survivants de Normandie-Niemen témoignent du contraire.

Le sujet de la filiation corse de Kadhafi n’est donc pas clos. Loin de là, même si la seule preuve intangible serait un test ADN. Et de là à effectuer un prélèvement sur le Colonel…

L Ichir

Kadhafi’s mother was a Jewess; but his father was Colonel Albert Preziosi, a Corsican airpilot
Col. Moammar Gadhafi is seen in Tripoli on Sept. 27, 1969, after leading a military coup that toppled King Idris.
Gadhafi took power in a bloodless military coup in 1969 when he toppled King Idriss, and in the 1970s he formulated his “Third Universal Theory,” a middle road between communism and capitalism.

Gadhafi oversaw the rapid development of his poverty-stricken country, previously known for little more than oil wells and deserts where huge tank battles took place in World War Two.

One of his first tasks was to build up the armed forces, but he also spent billions of dollars of oil income on improving living standards, making him popular with the low-paid.

Gadhafi has poured money into giant projects such as a steel plant in the town of Misrata and the Great Man-Made River, a scheme to pipe water from desert wells to coastal communities.

He has dissidents, who include Islamists, and uses what he terms “purification committees” of army and police officers, joined by loyal students, tohelp keep control.

But he is also respected by most Libyans. He is a figure of real charisma, with an earthy popular touch; and has exploited the medium television unlike other Arab leaders.

Visionary and mystic, Gadhafi’s quirky style is unique.

His love of grand gestures is most on display on foreign visits when he sleeps in a Bedouin tent guarded by dozens of female bodyguards.

Mu with guards
Libyan women bodyguards provide security for VIPs during a military parade in Green Square on Sept. 1, 2003, to mark the 34th anniversary of Gadhafi’s acension to power. (Mike Nelson / EPA)

During a visit to Italy in August last year, Gadhafi’s invitation to hundreds of young women to convert to Islam overshadowed the two-day trip, which was intended to cement the growing ties between Tripoli and Rome.

The New York Times described Gadhafi’s insistence on staying on the first floor when he visited New York for a 2009 for a meeting at the United Nations. He refuses to climb more than 35 steps.

Message from Mu’ammar Qadhafi to the World

Posted: 2011/04/21
From: Mathaba http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=626501

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Sorry it is late, with a sincere apology from me

Adam King For those who don’t know me well, I’m sorry. I’ll try to be brief. I was a great friend and close to Mu’ammar for many years, since around 1982 and was last with him in September 2000.Since then, I have had no direct contact, although I have visited and was appointed by him as a director of the World Centre for the Studies and Researches on The Green Book and the Third Universal Theory, a few years later.However, for reasons I am only now starting to understand, I was cut off from him by persons which won’t be named here but who are already entering the dustbin of history. I was not the only one cut off from the Leader.It turns out that in the 1990’s we were asked our opinion about Libya establishing good relations with Britain and the USA and whether they could be trusted. We were asked individually one by one in private. I was one of those who said that no, they could not be trusted.As a result of this, and also other developments which later isolated the Leader and placed him “in prison”, we were cut off, and I for example, did not ever receive any salaries in my new position, nor any further invitations, and all communications were blocked.That is, until almost 2 years ago, when I received a message from Mu’ammar via an intermediary, who is also a non-Libyan. The old man, who I had not known before, in the time I got to know him I found him to be extremely honest, principled and gentle. His name is Haneef.Haneef, he has other nicknames, told me that Mu’ammar said to him to tell the world, that he is being held prisoner. He said this to Haneef to his ear in a low voice while hugging him. Mu’ammar also shed a tear which dropped onto Haneef’s shoulder, he felt the wet.I wanted to believe Haneef. But I could not truly understand how it could be that this Great Man could be held a prisoner. We discussed at great length for many days.

I remember that what he said was along the lines of “I can’t talk freely, they are always keeping me prisoner, tell the world I have not changed, I am still a revolutionary”….

Now the confession and apology I have to make is this. I wanted to believe Haneef as all I could see and know about this suffering man and his history spoke of genuine commitment to his people, so why would he pass that message to me and lie about it? There was no benefit to him.

Haneef was not looking for anything from me, and indeed I did not have much to give him other than a potential voice via Mathaba. So I offered Haneef to write and I would publish it. For whatever reasons, communications were lost, I faced many personal problems and became side tracked.

So I apologize now to Haneef for not doing something about it sooner. I just could not understand nor believe that Mu’ammar could be held a prisoner. And it is only in the past weeks that I have come to understand.

I also want to apologize to Mu’ammar. I carried your picture with me everywhere I went for more than 10 years. I was your loyal Truth soldier. I was abducted and tortured because of it, because there are those who fear the Pen, which is much more mighty than the sword.

I did try. I tried so many times to establish communications and try to find the truth. I had Saif’s mobile phone number and also another personal close friend of Mu’ammar’s. But I was shy to call, thinking they would not listen, and what exactly should I say, calling randomly on a phone to someone I don’t know.

I have met Saif’s staff, and all the experiences were negative: they were hopeless, admitted they had lost files, not passed on communications, and begged me not to tell him. Worse, a top advisor of President Museveni of Uganda conspired using my naivety and trust, with one of Saif staff, and ran off with $2 million.

That for me was the last straw, I did never meet Saif, but judging from those of his security and office staff that I met, and the little I had heard from him, I admit I did not trust him, on the contrary to his Father Mu’ammar and Bro. Abdussalam Ahmed Jalloud.

After this I made no further attempts, until one day a few months ago, near the start of the problems, I did try to call Sayf’s mobile but did not get through. I didn’t try again. I have not had any communications with Libya now for several years. And I had honestly resolved to have nothing to do with Qadhafi again.

But things have changed now in the past few weeks due to a big realization, and many parts of the jigsaw that I could not understand, now falling into place. And the biggest realization is the understanding that it really was true, Mu’ammar was being held prisoner.

I offer my sincere personal apology to Mu’ammar for ever having doubted him, even slightly. In my defense, I ask that it be considered, that I did not buckle even under torture in Sudan, and by the British, and even by the psychological terrorism carried out against me in 2001-2 by the Pentagon because of my creating mathaba.net and the Green Charter International, both of which they closed down but I refused to cower.

I only started to have doubts because I had been cut off, and thought it not possible for that to happen without Mu’ammar’s blessing. I now know better.

Allow me to explain. There are different types of prison. I myself have been in prisons of different types. There is the highest category where you are locked up 24/7 and in isolation. There are lower categories where you are locked up and physically confined but may have communications.

But there is an “open prison” where you can be locked up: imagine if you have got the best ideas in the world to solve some problems, or a wonderful invention or business idea, but you are a pauper. No one will listen and you cannot find any way to start, that is one prison.

Imagine if you are Mu’ammar. Since you were a youngster you feared none but Allah. Then, as you mellowed, people took advantage of your naivety and honesty. They surrounded you and made you rely on them. They tricked you and withheld information from you. They failed to pass on your instructions.

They encircled your children, certainly your six boys, and offered them the idea, that you bought into, to let them try to integrate with the high-life “western” society, rub shoulders with the global elite, get to know them, earn their trust, and make peace for the good of the world.

But, as condition for all of this you are told, for your own benefit, and the entire nation, we need you to keep quiet, stop talking about revolution for a few years, tone it down, let your sons gain confidence and ability, give them authority, and so and so authority, all will be arranged, and at the end you will be the one to give the final yes or no and then shake hands with Rice and Blair.

I met the key person who set up that meeting with Mike O’Brian, Blair’s Foreign Minister, which was the final stage before the British decided if they could trust Mu’ammar not to at the last second when Blair would arrive in Libya, scupper the entire thing and expose the British for who they were. And that key person, is that same Ugandan, who is perhaps the wealthiest man in Africa, and who stole $2 million from Saif!

Now I can also understand, why it is, that the Libyan delegation at the U.N. where Mu’ammar travelled for the first time, with immense courage, right into the lion’s den, in September 2009, why they were so unhappy with Mu’ammar’s speech. Ali Abdussalam Treiki even buried his head in his hands. The reason is, that Mu’ammar could not resist speaking Truth to Power.

This, and the other rare occasions where he refused to be silenced or took the opportunity to speak a little of his mind, worried not only those who had imprisoned him within Libya “for his own good” no doubt, but the globalist elite that occupy the U.S., Britain, France and Italy, the E.U. and many other countries of the “new world order.”

Now however, I saw Mu’ammar, even though just via video. At first he seemed very shaken and shocked in the first days when the reality of the treachery against him had hit him. His son Saif too, spent clearly many sleepless nights. But to Saif’s credit, he has rallied to his father, as he too was betrayed. But now Mu’ammar is finally free from the “prison chains” that were restricting him, and he is clearly much happier to be free.

So this brings me back to the point of Mu’ammar’s Message to the World. He had hoped that we would relay it. Due to extreme hardship that had been caused by those mentioned above who stole all budgets and salaries, and keeping this independent truth media running where everyone else would give up and close down to the stress and difficulties of working without income, sleep, rest, or any semblance of normal life.

Due to this, we missed it. Mind you, if we’d said it, maybe no one would have believed us. But now is now. Now, the communications are being re-established. We defended Mu’ammar’s web site his long-term repository of his voice http://www.algathafi.org when it was shut down by the Americans, until it re-opened in Russia. We re-opened our Libya News coverage even with a zero budget and more sacrifice.

But we have done so willingly as it is our duty, and we are pleased to see Mu’ammar is still with us, did not change, and is now rid of the evil and corrupt people who surrounded him. There are still difficulties, but with your help we will overcome them.

Mu’ammar wants us to share the Truth, nothing more and nothing less. To truthfully relay his words to the world. Not like Jazeera and the BBC. Like Mathaba. Mathaba was his creation of concept, which I brought to the Internet. He wants us to use it as a vehicle to spread the Word of Truth. The Green Book, The Green Charter, The White Book, his speeches, and the voices of those Truth soldiers around the world: writers, analysts, and researchers.

He wants us to read his entire U.N. speech, and other speeches at his personal web site algathafi.org. He wants us to network and form Mathabas around the world, to allow people to “Meet And Talk Helping All Become Aware”, to discuss the Third Universal Theory as a solution he is offering us, to share ideas, and above all to think globally and act locally, both on the Internet via Mathaba.Net and offline in the community.

Please join him and us in this important work. For example, have you noticed that in spite of all the many decades of (false) accusations against Mu’ammar regarding terrorism, too many to mention here, now that Libya is truly under attack and any other nation would demand a Holy Jihad to fight the Crusaders wherever you find them, attack France, Britain, USA and their interests, that not one single word of violence has been spoken?

Have you noticed that despite the allegations of massacres in Libya and even the “right” of a democratic government to restore law and order for the safety and security of her citizens, Benghazi was left alone from the start, rather than endanger a single human life? That Mu’ammar can still ride around city centres without any real armed security unlike those who are attacking him?

The more you will learn each day about Mu’ammar and Libya, the more you will realise that now is the time that all good (wo)men of the world must speak out and act, for all that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good (wo)men to do nothing.

Join us at www.greencharter.com and make use of www.mathaba.net/home

‘Voluptuous blonde’ nurse
Gadhafi is also said to have had heavily relied on his staff of four Ukrainian nurses to groom and care for him; but he sent them back to the Ukraine when the uprising began.

Muammar Gaddafi’s nurse flees Libya for Ukraine

Galyna Kolotnytska, a Gaddafi confidante, arrived in Kiev on a Ukrainian defence ministry aircraft that evacuated 185 people. 

Miriam Elder in Moscow

Galyna Kolotnytska, Gaddafi nurse Kolotnytska was described as a ‘close confidante’ in US embassy cables. Photograph: AP

Muammar Gaddafi‘s “voluptuous” nurse and close confidante has fled Libya for her native Ukraine.  Galyna Kolotnytska arrived in Kiev early on Sunday morning on a Ukrainian defence ministry aircraft that evacuated 185 people from the country, Ukraine’s Segodnya newspaper reported. Kolotnytska, 38, was described in US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks in December as a “voluptuous blonde”, one of Gaddafi’s closest confidantes. “Libyan protocol staff emphasised to multiple Emboffs [embassy officials] that Gaddafi cannot travel without Kolotnytska, as she alone ‘knows his routine’,” read the 2009 cable from Gene Cretz, the US ambassador to Libya. … Kolotnytska was calm before leaving Tripoli according to her daughter Tatyana, who told Segodnya: “She spoke in a calm voice, and asked that we don’t worry, that she would be home soon.” Segodnya released a photograph of the nurse, showing a smiling rosy-cheeked woman, her shoulder-length blonde hair held back by sunglasses. The daughter said her mother had spent nine years in Libya as one of several Ukrainian nurses serving Gaddafi. “For some reason, he doesn’t trust Libyan women with that,” she said.

Gadhafi has a fear of staying on upper floors, and dislikes flying over water. Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi speaks to his supporters in TripoliLibya's leader Muammar Gaddafi gestures before making a speech in Tripoli

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His children: Mu interview in tent w Family  Mu'ammar teaching his family

Mu & his family

as youngsters:Safia : Gaddafi's wife love at first sight and 20 tone of gold . Mu'ammar's family

  • DefaultThe Patriarch, Moammar al-Gadhafi   and his wife Safyia  Safia : Gaddafi's wife love at first sight and 20 tone of gold !   

    From the shadows into the Fame

    Safia Farkash, Muammar GaddafiMuammar Gaddafi‘s wife, was born in” El Beda city” in the east of Libya from the tribe of Albrasp. She was a nurse when Gaddafi saw her for the first time, when he entered the hospital with an emergency Appendectomy in 1971. Gaddafi married her the same year.

    At the beginning of their married life, Safia Farkash appeared in the media only rarely, but later she began different activities.

  • The first Libyan woman gave birth to one girl and seven boys to Moammar Gadhafi.

    The journalist Barbara Walters, said in her memoir, that she was the reason why Moammar Gadhafi quit the atomic programs in 2003. After the death of Barbara Walters’ son, Walters saw Moammar Gadhafi. She writes:  “When I asked him to do something to protect their children so as not to face the same fate,”  Gadhafi immediately compliedand gave-up all atomic plans completely.

    The Libyan first Lady practices lots of.activities in  recent days. She appeared in the celebrations of the Libyan revolution with wives of other heads of State, and attended the graduation ceremony for the girls of the Libyan Revolution at the Police College, in 2010.
    In mid-2008 and on the sidelines of the meeting of leaders of the African Union, which took place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Safia Farkash was elected Vice-President of the Organization of African women.
    Safia Farkash was also seems to have had a private airlines company “Air Buraq”, compete with the company’s national airline, “Libyan Arab Airlines,” at the  Mitiga airport.

  •                                                                                                                                                                               their CLAN:

  • Hannibal Khadafi: Hannibal al-Qathafi  young Hannibal and his wife:Safia : Gaddafi's wife love at first sight and 20 tone of gold ! Gadhafi’s eldest son Mahmoud Oussama Gadhafi: Mahmoud Oussama Ghadfi Mu abroad w Mahamoud's familyAischa al-Qathafi  daughter Aicha;  Saadi al Gadhafi: Filho de Kadafi culpa irmão, Seif al Islam, pro crise na Líbia ;     Saif al-Arab:  Saif-al-Arab al-Qathafi, martyr (NOW DECEASED 30 APRIL 2010 by NATO);Moustassim al-Gadhafi: Dr Billah is gone  Dr. Billah; and Khamis Gadhafi:Khamis El Kadhafi  KHAMIS young in Russia training  Mu and boy Khamis. And then there is

    SAIF, who  is endangered to lose his PhD:Saif sword of Islam  Saif glum
  • The Political Theory of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi  by Kieran Healy on 22 February 2011
  • THE fire that is burning in Libya will singe some surprising institutions in the West, from the Monitor Group, which provided the regime with consultancy, to the London School of Economics, which accepted a pledge of £1.5m from the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation and which awarded Qaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam Qaddafi, who controls the foundation, a PhD in political theory in 2008.

    • Saif al-Islam al-Gadhafi’s PhD thesis, was titled “The Role of Civil Society in the Democratisation of Global Governance Institutions” looks as if it is a classic of the genre.

      Here is his summary of his argument, which he advances with lots of references to John Rawls and other liberal worthies:
    • Via Shehzad Nadeem at OrgTheory comes this report on Muammar el-Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam al-Gadhafi, and the Ph.D in Political Theory which Saif wrote at the LSE in 2008.

    • Shehzad Nadeem, as it happens also accepted a pledge of £1.5m from the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation, which Saif ran.

    Saif al-Islam al-Gadhafi’s thesis, which you can read in its entirety if you like is titled “The Role of Civil Society in the Democratisation of Global Governance Institutions: From ‘Soft Power’ to Collective Decision-making?”

  • In it, he argues that,

    inclusion of elected representatives of non- governmental organisations (NGOs) in tripartite decision-making structures could potentially create a more democratic global governing system. … the thesis argues that there are strong motivations for free individuals to seek fair terms of cooperation within the necessary constraints of being members of a global society. Drawing on the works of David Hume, John Rawls and Ned McClennen, it elaborates significant self-interested and moral motives that prompt individuals to seek cooperation on fair terms if they expect others to do so. Secondly, it supports a theory of global justice, rejecting the limits of Rawls’s view of international justice based on what he calls ‘peoples’ rather than persons. Thirdly, the thesis adopts and applies David Held’s eight cosmopolitan principles to support the concept and specific structures of ‘Collective Management’….

    [He goes on to say that]:

    The core aim of the thesis, then, is to explore the potential for the concept of Collective Management to develop a more democratic, morally justified system of global governance that recognises the rights of individuals … and is particularly focused on empowering civil society organizations (CSOs) to give a stronger voice to those currently under-represented in the existing system.

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  • Gadhafi was perhaps born 07 JUNE 1942, the son Colonel Albert Preziosi (a Corsican airman), and a mother of Jewish ancestry, in a goat-skin tent near Sirte on the Mediterranean coast. (SEE ABOVE Corsican story).

  • He abandoned a geography course at university for a military career that included a short spell at a British army signals school. For al fuller early biography, read George Tremlett: “Gaddaffi the Desert Mystic” (Carroll & Graf Pres 1993).

  • Moammar al-Gadhafi embraced the pan-Arabism of the late Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser and tried without success to merge Libya, Egypt and Syria into a federation.

Gadhafi, left, and Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser, right, arrive in Rabat, Morocco, in December 1969 for the Arab Summit Conference. (Benghabit / AFP – Getty Images)

A similar attempt to join Libya and Tunisia ended in acrimony.


Col. Gadhafi, left, jokes with a group of British hippies in Tripoli in July 1973. (AFP – Getty Image)

Direct Democracy of the Jamahiriya / La démocratie directe de la Jamahiriya------ الجماهيرية العظمى

However, GADHAFI was shunned by the West for much of his rule which accused him of links to terrorism and revolutionary movements.  The U.S. sent war planes to bomb Libya in 1986. One of the 100 people killed was Gadhafi’s adopted daughter.

View of the remains of Gadhafi’s bombed-out headquarters, now turned into a living memento, inside his compound in Tripoli on Oct. 15, 2004. The sculpture in the center represents a golden fist grabbing a U.S. jet fighter. U.S. jets bombed Tripoli, killing Gadhafi’s adopted 4-year-old daughter, in April 1986 . (John Macdougall / AFP/Getty Images)

Photo: Baby Hanna killed by NATO in 1986.

Interview with Barbara Walters, 1989 :

Kimberly BUTLER, 24 FEBR. 2011 writes:
I went immediately to Gaddafi’s compound, now situated in a tent surrounded by sand bags in the middle of Tripoli.
It was cold in the desert at night. We set up and waited. And waited. No sleep, exhausted, hungry and freezing. A little boy enters the tent. He is dressed in full military gear, and carrying an automatic weapon. He sits next to me, gun on his lap, finger on the trigger. He says nothing for what seems like an eternity. So, I do what any respectable journalist does in this situation: I pull my chewing gum and offer him a piece.
I smile. He smiles a little. I’m just glad he used his shooting hand to take the gum. I ask him how old he is. He lays the weapon down on his lap. He shows me 12 fingers.
Do you like music? His eyes flash at me and he bursts into song.
“THRILLER, Thriller…”
In the tent, in the cold, armed to the teeth, in the middle of the night, he’s serenading me with “Thriller.” An older man yelled to him, and he threw his gun on his shoulder and stood at attention. Then he left immediately….
…The inside of the tent was decorated in large, bright triangles of yellow, red and green.
Gaddafi’s desk had a “map of the world” clock, a phone, and pad and pen. All he needed to rule the entire Arab world.
The sand was covered with beautiful hand woven rugs….Then it happened.
He drives up in a Volkswagen Beetle, gets out in a beautiful white silk suit, with a shawl over one arm, and kind of floats over to the tent.
His entrance was priceless. And he was charming! That’s exactly how rulers lull the people to follow them; it’s the smile, the gracious hospitality, and the polite manner of everyone in his entourage.
During the interview, Barbara asks him if he thinks the rumors are true — is he “unstable”?
He looks around the room, giggles, and stares at the ceiling, wiggles in his chair and then gives some canned answer. Is he crazy? I don’t know, but he sure is, well, kind of goofy…The interview went beautifully and then Gaddafi and Barbara tour the compound.He showed us his former home, which was now a bombed out shell, and used for mandatory field trips for school children. It was oddly lovely. A giant sculpture with a hand holding an empty American missile casing with the helmets of the two American pilots killed in the attack at the base.
We went back to the tent to meet his wife and children. No one smiled, except Gaddafi. The sons looked angry, the girls sad and withdrawn. Everyone said his or her goodbyes, and I left the tent first, hoping to get a picture of him as he left his tent.
He exited alone, and the look on his face said it all. “Click.”
Photos: Kimberly Butler/ABC TV
 
 

 

Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, right, welcomes Gadhafi upon his arrival at Tunis airport on Jan. 10, 1990. (Frederic Neema / Reuters)
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, left, accompanies Gadhafi on a tour at the pyramids of Giza on Jan. 19, 1993. (Aladin Abdel Naby / Reuters)
Gadhafi with Sadaam Husein of Iraq 91 June: Mu & Sadaam

 1997
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UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA – AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER

DRC: IRIN Background report on peace efforts [19990622]

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: IRIN Background report on peace efforts

NAIROBI, 22 June (IRIN) 1999 – DRC peace talks this week in the Zambian capital, Lusaka, are expected to try to merge the various mediation initiatives aimed at finding a negotiated solution to the conflict.

The following provides background information on the principal peace efforts since the start of the conflict in August 1998.

The Lusaka peace process

The annual summit of the 14-member Southern African Development Community (SADC), held in Mauritius on 13-14 September, appointed Zambian President Frederick Chiluba to lead mediation efforts, assisted by Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa and Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano.

Under the initiative, several ministerial meetings have been held, but a heads of state summit originally scheduled for early December to secure a ceasefire was postponed several times. One of the problems has been disagreement over the participation of Congolese rebels in the negotiations.

Two committees under the Lusaka peace process have drafted “modalities” for the implementation of an eventual ceasefire agreement and collected information on the security concerns of the DRC and its neighbours. Meetings this week in Lusaka are expected to culminate in a heads of state summit on Saturday, at which Chiluba hopes a ceasefire agreement will be signed.

Presidents Mkapa and Chissano have held their own contacts with parties to the conflict to discuss peace prospects, but it is unclear how closely those efforts have been coordinated with those of Chiluba.

The Sirte agreement

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s diplomatic contacts with countries involved in the conflict began in September and intensified in December when he met separately with DRC President Laurent-Desire Kabila, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and rebel leader Ernest Wamba dia Wamba. Official Libyan communiques have since referred to Gaddafi as the “Coordinator of the Peace Process in the Great Lakes.”

On 18 April, Gaddafi brokered a peace agreement between Museveni and Kabila, also signed by the Presidents of Chad and Eritrea, in the Libyan town of Sirte, which called for the withdrawal of foreign forces from the DRC. Subsequently, Chad withdrew its troops from the country and Libya sent some 40 military personnel to Uganda to prepare for the deployment of a proposed neutral African peacekeeping force under the Sirte accord. However, Rwanda and the other countries with forces in the DRC were not party to the Sirte agreement.

On 15 May, Gaddafi hosted a mini-summit of African leaders in Sirte to discuss peace efforts and the implementation of the Sirte accord.

CONGO CHRONICLE XXXI

May 10 1999 – October 24 1999

sources: NCN,ACP,Le Soir, De Standaard

May 14 1999
-Under supervision of the Libyan leader Khadafi a peace accord has been signed by Kagame and Kabila in Syrte (Libye). Several other African leaders were present, as Aferworki (Erytrea), Nyerere (Tanzania), Compaore (Burkina Fasso), Idriss Deby (Chad), Patasse (CAR), Jammeh (Gambia), Ben Bella (Algeria) and Niasse (on behalf of the UN). It was agreed that the rebel movements should also be present at the next peace conference at Lusaka.

pdf found at:  http://www.conflicttransform.net/Democratic%20Republic%20of%20the%20Congo.pdf

(recalling that agreement in th eLUSAKA AGREEMENT:  http://www.ucd.ie/ibis/filestore/LUSAKA%20AGREEMENT%20CEASEFIRE%20AGREEMENT%20PREAMBLE.pdf  )

in original french:  http://www.ua.ac.be/objs/00111074.pdf

http://www.crisisgroup.org/~/media/Files/africa/central-africa/dr-congo/Africas%20Seven-Nation%20War.pdf      (p. 12)

http://www.un.org/Docs/s815_25.pdf   (p115)

Since a cease-fire was drafted in Addis Ababa on 10 September 1998, an OAU inter-African

force has been under discussion. However, Salim Ahmed Salim (secretary-general of the

OAU) announced that the OAU lacked the capacity to manage such a force. President

Museveni and President Ghaddafi met in Libya, where the two men focused on the idea of a

neutral multinational force to replace the UDPF (Union pour la Démocratie et le Progrès

Social) in the Congo. The international community generally supported the idea of such a

force and the UN sent one of Kofi Annan’s military advisers to the October 1998 Lusaka

meeting. At the Windhoek summit, the states involved in the war mandated Zambian

President Chiluba to request the OAU and the UN to work out modalities for a peacekeeping

force.

However, although all parties apparently accept the need for some form of peacekeeping force

to oversee the implementation of any cease-fire or political agreement, many problems have

arisen. First, Ghaddafi’s association with the idea of a peacekeeping force meant that the

initiative had little chance of acceptance. As the Ugandan journal, The New Vision, put it:

“regional sources said an initiative by Libyan President Muammar Ghaddafi to pull together an

African force to move into the former Zaire and secure its borders had little backing and in any

case was a nightmare scenario for the west.”….

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Editor: Dr. Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D

 Sunday, June 13, 1999 Published at 16:49 GMT 17:49 UK

13 JUNE 1999: World: Africa

Mandela welcomes ‘brother leader’ Gaddafi

The two leaders have developed a close relationship

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is in South Africa as the last official guest of President Nelson Mandela, who is due to leave office in the coming week.

Nelson Mandela

For Colonel Gaddafi, the visit is part of his first foreign trip since the lifting of international sanctions on Libya – an event which was made possible when President Mandela persuaded Colonel Gaddafi to hand over for trial the two Libyans accused of the 1988 Lockerbie airliner bombing.

Colonel Gadaffi and President Mandela’s developed a close relationship after Mr Mandela’s release from jail in 1990.

Mr Mandela acknowledged the Libyan leader’s initiatives in seeking a solution to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, comparing these to his own efforts to resolve the Lockerbie dispute.

“We look forward with joy and anticipation to the full re-entry of Libya into the affairs of our continent and the world,” the South African president said.

He was speaking at a reception in Cape Town to welcome Colonel Gaddafi, whom he described as “my brother leader”.

Colonel Gaddafi bestowed the Libyan Decoration of Steadfastness on Mandela in appreciation of his “unlimited courage and prolonged steadfastness”.

Arms seized

Ahead of Colonel Gaddafi’s arrival in Cape Town, South African police seized about 30 guns and rifles from his security staff.

A government spokesman said they were allowed only five weapons – the rest would remain under guard at the airport.

The Libyan leader was earlier in Zambia, where he said he had persuaded President Laurent Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo to meet face-to-face with rebels at peace talks in Zambia later this month.

Colonel Gaddafi told the Zambian President, Frederick Chiluba, that the Congolese leader had agreed to meet the rebels and added that there was a chance for a ceasefire in the Congo.

Gadhafi abandoned his program of prohibited weapons in 2003 to return Libya into international mainstream politics.

In September 2004, U.S. President George W. Bush formally ended a U.S. trade embargo as a result of Gadhafi’s scrapping of the arms program and taking responsibility for Lockerbie. In 2004, the international embargo and sanctions that had been imposed on Libya for more than a decade were lifted by the UN Security Council when Colonel Muammar Gadaffi announced that Libya would give up its nuclear weapons. Further, Gada…ffi agreed to compensate the families of the victims of the Lockerbie bombing and the attack on the TWA flight that occurred in the late 1980s. This remarkable gesture showed Gaddafi’s commitment to seeing Libya rejoin the international community. In the sprit of reconciliation, Prime Minister Tony Blair flew to Tripoli, declaring that Libya was now an ally in the fight against global terrorism. How is this reversal explained? Born from conversations between Gaddafi and political expert Edmond Jouve, this book retraces the Libyan leader’s political and ideological journey.

  • My VisionHardcover: 261 pages
By special arrangement with Mike Obrien, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, left, flew to Libya in 2004 to hold talks with Gadhafi inside a Bedouin tent. Here, Blair and and Gadhafi stroll to a separate tent in Tripoli for lunch during a break in their talks. Blair’s façade role was particularly vital in Gadhafi’s so-called ” international rehabilitation”. He “praised” the leader for ending Libya’s [fictitious] nuclear and chemical weapons program and stressed the need for new security alliances in the wake of the (false-flage CIA) 11 Sept. 2001 so-called “terror attacks”. (Stefan Rousseau / AP)
  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy is welcomed by Gadhafi in Tripoli on July 25, 2007. Sarkozy arrived for a meeting with the Libyan leader a day after the release of six foreign medics from a Libyan prison. (Patrick Kovarik / AFP – Getty Images)
  • Four years later,

    in the beginning of June 2011, Nicolas Sarkozy was bragging that he would offer al-Quathafi either a “first” class or “third” class exit air flight. It’s clear that French voters will next year throw out the pint-size neo-elite warmonger of Hungarian bankers ancestry.
Libyan leaderColonel Gaddafi attends a wreath-laying ceremony in Victory Square in Minsk, Belarus
  • Libyan leaderColonel Gaddafi attends a wreath-laying ceremony in Victory Square in Minsk, Belarus  
 
 
Gadhafi’s son Saif, center, attends a ceremony in the southern Libyan city of Ghiryan on Aug. 18, 2007, to mark the arrival of water from the Great Manmade River, a project to pipe water from desert wells to coastal communities. (Mahmud Turkia / AFP – Getty Images)

Qaddafi  made concessions that were worth something to the West, to the region and to Libyans themselves. The greatest of these was to give up his nuclear programme and help to blow the lid on the nuclear black market centred on Pakistan.

At the G8 summit in L’Aquila in Italy, prime ministers and presidents sat down to talk about world trade and food security with Muammar Qaddafi.
It was proven that Libya never sponsoring any terrorism in the West, by the Austrian and Italian Courts. Lockerbie was a CIA false-flag operation for opium smuggling as testified by Susan Lindauer.  BUT, the return to Libya in 2009 of the falsely convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, released from a Scottish jail on health grounds, angered Washington, because it might reveal another
of the U.S.’s great cover-ups and False-flag CIA Drug-running Operations
Libyan Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who was framed and falsely found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, top left, is accompanied by Seif al-Islam el-Gadhafi, son of the Libyan leader, upon his arrival at the airport in Tripoli on Aug. 20, 2009. Scotland freed the terminally ill Lockerbie bomber on compassionate grounds, allowing him to die at home in Libya despite ill-informed and lied-to Americans, who protested  that he should not be shown no mercy.  Abdel Baset al-Megrahi vowed that before he should die, he would provide the world with proof of his innocence. (Amr Nabil / AP)
View the video below for an overview, to understand why Libya is not guilty of the Lockerbie PanAm 103 bombing:

Analysis of judgment: http://www.david-morrison.org.uk/libya/lockerbie-perverse-verdict.htm

Website of one of the victim’s father: http://www.lockerbietruth.com/

Full documentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAjso24ChXI

View other videos on Libya and related issues: http://www.youtube.com/user/hhhpets
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Libya never sponsored any terrorism in the West, or in any part of the world.

“Megrahi promised in an interview with Britain’s Times newspaper published on�

We read from Susan Lindauer:
Lockerbie Diary: Gadhaffi, Fall Guy For CIA Drug Running
By Susan Lindauer, Former U.S. Asset covering Iraq and Libya – Contributing Writer
04 March 2011

For years I was told the terrorist who placed the bomb on board Pan Am 103, known as the Lockerbie bombing, lives about 8 miles from my house, in Fairfax County, Virginia.His life-time of privilege and protection, gratis of high flyers in U.S. Intelligence, has been a reward for silence on the CIA’s involvement in drug trafficking in Lebanon during the 1980s.

As sources go, I was more than a casual observer. From May 1995 until March 2003, I performed as a back channel to Tripoli and Baghdad, supervised by my CIA handler, Dr. Richard Fuisz, who claimed from day one to know the origins of the Lockerbie conspiracy and the identity of the terrorists. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4156/is_20000528/ai_n13949725/ He swore that no Libyan participated in the attack.

Armed with that assurance, our team started talks with Libya’s diplomats for the Lockerbie Trial, and I attended over 150 meetings at the Libyan Embassy in New York. After the hand over of Libya’s two accused men, our team engaged in a concerted fight to gain permission for Dr. Fuisz to give a deposition about his primary knowledge of the conspiracy, during the Lockerbie Trial. In a surprise twist, the U.S. Federal Judge in Alexandria, Virginia imposed a double seal on a crucial portion of Dr. Fuisz’s deposition. The double seal can only be opened by a Scottish Judge. In my opinion, that should be a priority, as testimony hidden by the double seal maps out the whole Lockerbie conspiracy. Most significantly, it identifies 11 terrorists involved in the attack. Dr. Fuisz’s testimony could put the whole matter to rest forever.

here’s good reason for my confidence. Much to my surprise, during the Lockerbie talks, Dr. Fuisz’s allegations of CIA opium running in Lebanon received unusual corroboration. One day, as I left the office of Senator Carol Moseley-Braun on my lunch break, an older spook caught up with me in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. From out of nowhere, he stepped in my path and invited me to lunch. With extraordinary candor, he debriefed me as to what motivated the CIA’s actions. I remember it as one battle-hardened old spook sharing the perils of fieldwork with a gung ho young Asset, anxious to get started on great adventures.

It was a morality tale for sure. According to him, the CIA infiltrated opium and heroin trafficking in Lebanon as part of a crisis operation to rescue AP reporter Terry Anderson and 11 other American and British hostages in Beirut, including CNN bureau chief Jeremy Levin and Anglican envoy Terry Waite. The hostage crisis was a legitimate CIA concern. The CIA Station Chief of Beirut, William Buckley, was also kidnapped by Islamic Jihad and brutally tortured to death, his body dumped in the street in front of CIA headquarters. The rescue was protracted and complicated by Lebanon’s Civil War—ultimately, Terry Anderson’s captivity lasted seven years. Many of the hostages suffered beatings, solitary confinement chained to the floor, and mock executions.

The older spook who refused to identify himself swore that the CIA considered it urgently necessary to try every possibility for recovering the hostages. The concept of infiltration into criminal networks cuts to the murky nature of intelligence itself. Drug enforcement frequently rely on the same strategies. Where the CIA went far wrong was in pocketing some of those heroin profits for itself along the way. The dirty little secret is that the CIA continued to take a percentage cut of opium and heroin production out of Lebanon well into the 1990s.

As for the hostage rescue itself, considering the operation took years to accomplish, it’s always been whispered that a corrupted CIA officer enjoying those opium profits might have swallowed reports on the hostages’ locations, or otherwise diverted his team in order to protect his narcotics income.

That appears to have become a serious fear at the time, among other U.S. officers jointly involved in the rescue.

In December 1988, infuriated Defense Intelligence agents issued a formal protest, exposing CIA complicity in Middle East heroin trafficking. When teams from both agencies got summoned back to Washington to attend an internal hearing, they boarded Pan Am 103. A wing of militant Hezbollah led by Ahmed Jibril, his nephew Abu Elias, Abu Talb and Abu Nidal took out both teams in order to protect their lucrative cartel.

Classified Defense Intelligence records show that Jibril and Talb had been toying with a conspiracy to bomb a U.S. airplane during the 1988 Christmas holidays anyway. They planned to bomb a U.S. airliner in revenge for the U.S.S. Vincennes, which shot down an Iranian commercial airliner loaded with Hajiis returning from Mecca in July, 1988. However the Defense Intelligence threat to expose their heroin network put the bombing plan into action. Islamic Jihad’s ability to discover actionable intelligence on the flight schedules would definitely confirm that somebody at CIA was operating as a double agent, keeping Islamic Jihad a step ahead of the rescue efforts.

That’s the dirty truth about Lockerbie. It ain’t nothing like you’ve been told.

Wait a darn moment—I anticipate your confusion. Libya got blamed for the Lockerbie attack. Daddy George Bush told us so! The United Nations imposed sanctions on Libya, demanding that Colonel Moammar Gadhaffi hand over two Libyans for trial. One of the two, Lameen Fhima got acquitted immediately. The other Abdelbasset Megrahi got convicted (on the most flimsy circumstantial evidence that overlooked endless contradictions). Libya paid $2.7 billion in damages—amounting to $10 million per family death— to make the U.N. sanctions go away, and expressed a sort of non-apology for the deaths—while never acknowledging its involvement in the conspiracy.

So Libya was innocent the whole time? In a word, yes…..
….

CIA DRUGS.
In 2004, the international embargo and sanctions that had been imposed on Libya for more than a decade were lifted by the UN Security Council when Muammar Gadaffi
announced that Libya would give up its proported nuclear program.
Further, Gada
ffi agreed to compensate the families of the victims of the Lockerbie bombing and the attack on the TWA flight that occurred in the late 1980s.

QUOTE fro Susan LINDAUER:

Libya paid $2.7 billion in damages—amounting to $10 million per family death— to make the U.N. sanctions go away, and expressed a sort of non-apology for the deaths—
while never acknowledging its involvement in the conspiracy….”

But the bottom line is that Libya had nothing to do with the bombing of Pan Am 103, which exploded over the town of Lockerbie, Scotland.

We should care about Lockerbie because of the serious problem that it exposed. Opium trafficking out of the Bekaa Valley provides a major source for global heroin production. In turn, the global pipeline of narco-dollars keep militant operations alive world-wide from the Middle East to Indonesia, Colombia, Burma and the Far East.

That’s something to fear. We don’t have to deploy soldiers to shut it down. With a little creativity, we could attack the bank accounts of these global heroin traffickers and cut off funds for the violence without damaging the local society through warfare. We could strike down two scourges—heroin and terrorism. And the U.S. would not require military action all over the planet to accomplish its goals. Thankfully, there are other ways.

In another ground breaking interview on The Intel Hub, former CIA Asset and 9/11 whistleblower Susan Lindauer discussed her visits to the Libyan Embassy in Washington this week, and revealed that she started talks for the Lockerbie Trial with Libya’s diplomats at the United Nations.

Lindauer dished on Gadhaffi, Libya’s vendetta culture and how tribalism might have inspired Gadhaffi’s recent desperate gamble for survival.

She also explains how the Lockerbie bombing was tied to the CIA’s involvement in heroin trafficking out of the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon during U.S. operations to rescue Terry Anderson and other hostages in Beirut.

Susan explains how infuriated Defense Intelligence agents became determined to expose CIA complicity in Middle East heroin trafficking, and how terrorists took out both teams to protect their lucrative cartel.

The Intel Hub
By Susan Lindauer, former U.S. Asset who covered Libya at the United Nations from 1995 to 2003
March 28th, 2011

Who are we kidding? The United States, Britain and NATO don’t care about bombing civilians to contain rebellion. Their militaries bomb civilians every day without mercy. They have destroyed most of the community infrastructure of Iraq and Afghanistan before turning their sights on Libya. So what’s really going on here?

According to the CIA, the following never happened…

Last October, US oil giants— Chevron and Occidental Petroleum— made a surprising decision to pull out of Libya, while China, Germany and Italy stayed on, signing major contracts with Gadhaffi’s government. As the U.S. Asset who started negotiations for the Lockerbie Trial with Libyan diplomats, I had close ties to Libya’s U.N. Mission from 1995 to 2003.

Given my long involvement in the Lockerbie saga, I have continued to enjoy special access to high level intelligence gossip on Libya.

Last summer that gossip got juicy!

About July, I started hearing that Gadhaffi was exerting heavy pressure on U.S. and British oil companies to cough up special fees and kick backs to cover the costs of Libya’s reimbursement to the families of Pan Am 103. Payment of damages for the Lockerbie bombing had been one of the chief conditions for ending U.N. sanctions on Libya that ran from 1992 until 2003. And of course the United Nations forced Gadhaffi to hand over two Libyan men for a special trial at The Hague, though everybody credible was fully conscious of Libya’s innocence in the Lockerbie affair. (Only ignorant politicians trying to score publicity points say otherwise.)

Knowing Gadhaffi as well as I do, I was convinced that he’d done it. He’d bided his time until he could extort compensation from U.S. oil companies. He’s a crafty bastard, extremely intelligent and canny. That’s exactly how he operates. And now he was taking his revenge. As expected, the U.S. was hopping mad about it. Gadhaffi wasn’t playing the game the way the Oil Bloodsuckers wanted.

The Vampire of our age—the Oil Industry—roams the earth, sucking the life out of every nation to feed its thirst for profits. Only when they got to Libya, Gadhaffi took on the role of a modern-day Robin Hood, who insisted on replenishing his people for the costs they’d suffered under U.N. sanctions.

Backing up a year earlier, in August 2009 the lone Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, Abdelbasset Megrahi, won a compassionate release from Scottish prison. Ostensibly, the British government and Scottish Courts granted Megrahi’s request to die at home with dignity from advance stage cancer—in exchange for dropping a legal appeal packed with embarrassments for the European Courts.

The decision to free Megrahi followed shocking revelations of corruption at the special Court of The Hague that handled the Lockerbie Trial. Prosecution witnesses confessed to receiving payments of $4 million each from the United States, in exchange for testimony against Megrahi, a mind-blowing allegation of judicial corruption.

The Lockerbie conviction was full of holes to begin with. Anybody who knows anything about terrorism in the 1980s knows the CIA got mixed up in heroin trafficking out of the Bekaa Valley during the hostage crisis in Lebanon. The Lockerbie conspiracy had been a false flag operation to kill off a joint CIA and Defense Intelligence investigation into kick backs from Islamic Jihad, in exchange for protecting the heroin transit network.

According to my own CIA handler, Dr. Richard Fuisz, who’d been stationed in Lebanon and Syria at the time, the CIA had established a protected drug route from Lebanon to Europe and on to the United States. His statements support other sources that “Operation Corea” allowed Syrian drug dealers led by Monzer al-Kassar (also linked to Oliver North in the Iran-Contra scandal) to ship heroin to the U.S. ON Pan Am flights, in exchange for intelligence on the hostages’ whereabouts in Lebanon.

The CIA allegedly made sure that suitcases carrying heroin were not searched at customs. Nicknamed the “Godfather of Terror,” Al Kassar is now serving a prison sentence for conspiring with Colombian drug cartels to assassinate U.S. nationals.

Building up to Lockerbie, the Defense Intelligence team in Beirut, led by Maj. Charles Dennis McKee and Matthew Gannon, suspected that CIA infiltration of the heroin network might be prolonging the hostage crisis. If so, the consequence was severe. AP Reporter Terry Anderson got chained in a basement for 7 years, while 96 other high profile western hostages suffered beatings, mock executions and overall trauma. McKee’s team raised the alarms in Washington that a CIA double agent profiting from the narco-dollars might be warning the hostage takers whenever their dragnet closed in.

Washington sent a fact-finding team to Lebanon to gather evidence.

On the day it was blown out of the sky, Pan Am 103 was carrying that team of CIA and FBI investigators, the CIA’s Deputy Chief assigned to Beirut, and three Defense Intelligence officers, including McKee and Gannon, on their way to Washington to deliver a report on the CIA’s role in heroin trafficking, and the impact on terrorist financing and the hostage crisis. In short, everyone with direct knowledge of CIA kickbacks from heroin trafficking died on Pan Am 103. A suitcase packed with $500,000 worth of heroin was found in the wreckage. It belonged to investigators, as proof of the corruption.

The punch line was that the U.S. State Department issued an internal travel advisory, warning that government officials should get off that specific flight on that specific day, because Pan Am 103 was expected to get bombed. That’s right, folks! The U.S. had prior knowledge of the attack.

Unforgivably, nobody told Charles McKee or Matthew Gannon. But other military officials and diplomats got pulled off the flight—making room for a group of students from Syracuse University traveling stand by for the Christmas holidays.

It was a monstrous act! But condemning Megrahi to cover up the CIA’s role in heroin trafficking has struck many Lockerbie afficiandos as grossly unjust. Add the corruption of purchased testimony– $4 million a pop— and Megrahi’s life sentence struck a nerve of obscenity.

It struck Gadhaffi as grievously offensive, as well—The United Nations had forced Libya to fork over $2.7 billion in damages to the Lockerbie families, a rate of $10 million for every death. Once it became clear the U.S. paid two key witnesses $4 million each to commit perjury, spook gossip throughout the summer was rife that Gadhaffi had taken bold action to demand compensation from U.S. (and probably British) oil corporations operating in Libya. More than likely, Libya’s demands for kick backs and compensation extended to other European oil conglomerates as well—particularly France and Italy—who are now spearheading attacks on Libya.

I knew last summer there would be trouble. Payback would be a b—tch on both sides. You don’t lock an innocent man in prison for 10 years on bogus charges of terrorism, and expect forgiveness. The United States and Britain had behaved with remarkable selfishness. You’ve got to admit that Gadhaffi’s attempt to balance the scales of justice demonstrated a flair of righteous nationalism.

Alas, Gadhaffi was playing with fire, no matter how justified his complaint. You don’t strike a tyrant without expecting a tyrant to strike back.

And that’s exactly what’s happening today.

Don’t kid yourself. This is an oil war, and it smacks of imperialist double standards. Two articles by Prof. Chossudovsky at the Global Research Centre are must reading: “Operation Libya and the Battle for Oil: Redrawing the Map of Africa” and “Insurrection and Military Intervention: The US-NATO Attempted Coup d’Etat in Libya?”

There is simply no justification for U.S. or NATO action against Libya. The U.N. charter acknowledges the rights of sovereign nations to put down rebellions against their own governments. Moreover, many observers have commented that plans for military intervention appear to have been much more advanced than U.S. and European leaders want to admit.

For myself, I know in my gut that war planning started months before the democratization movement kicked off throughout the Arab world—a lucky cover for U.S. and European oil policy. Perhaps too lucky.

As Chossudovsky writes, “Hundreds of US, British and French military advisers arrived in Cyrenaica, Libya’s eastern breakaway province” on February 23 and 24— seven (7) days after the start of Gadhaffi’s domestic rebellion. “The advisers, including intelligence officers, were dropped from warships and missile boats at the coastal towns of Benghazi and Tobruk.” (DEBKAfile, US military advisers in Cyrenaica, Feb. 25, 2011) Special forces on the ground in Eastern Libya provided covert support to the rebels.” Eight British Special Forces commandos were arrested in the Benghazi region, while acting as military advisers to opposition forces, according to the Times of London.

We’re supposed to believe the United States, Britain and Europe planned, coordinated and executed a full military intervention in 7 short days— from the start of the Libyan rebellion in mid-February until military advisers appeared on the ground in Libya on February 23-24!

That’s strategically impossible.

Nothing can persuade me that Gadhaffi’s fate wasn’t decided months ago, when Chevron and Occidental Petroleum took their whining to Capitol Hill, complaining that Gadhaffi’s nationalism interfered with their oil profiteering. From that moment, military intervention was on the drawing board as surely as the Patriot Act got stuck in a drawer waiting for 9/11.

The message is simple: Challenge the oil corporations and your government and your people will pay the ultimate price: Give us your oil as cheaply as possible. Or die.

Don’t kid yourself. Nobody gives a damn about suffering in Libya or Iraq. You don’t bomb a village to save it. The U.S., Britain and NATO are the bullies of the neighborhood. The enforcers for Big Oil.

Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan have something in common. They have vast and extraordinary oil and mineral riches. As such, they are all victims of what I call the Vampire Wars. The Arab Princes get paid off, while the bloodsuckers pull the life blood out of the people. They’re scarcely able to survive in their own wealthy societies. The people and the domestic economy are kept alive to uphold the social order, but they are depleted of the nourishment of their own national wealth.

The democratization movements are sending a warning that I don’t think Big Oil, or their protectors in the U.S. and British governments understand or have figured out how to control. The Arab people are finished with this cycle of victimization. They’ve got their stakes out, and they’re starting to figure out how to strike into the heart of these Vampires, sucking the life blood out of their nations.

And woe to the wicked when they do! (END OF SUSAN LINDAUER’S TESTIMONY)

Gadhafi looks at a Russian-language edition of his book “The Green Book” during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on April 17, 2008, in Tripoli. Putin was in Libya for a two-day visit to rebuild Russian-Libyan relations. (Artyom Korotayev / Epsilon via Getty Images) Russian-Libyan relations. (Artyom Korotayev / Epsilon via Getty Images) Gadafiìs “Green Book,” distributed to millions in the country and required reading for schoolchildren, university students, civil servants and people in the military, is expected to be understood as an important piece of writing and as a “universal theory.” Gadhafi himself put it this way: “The Green Book presents the ultimate solution to the problem of the instrument of government, and indicates for the masses the path upon which they can advance from the age of dictatorship to that of genuine democracy.” Pictured here above, Gadhafi looks at a Russian-language edition of his book “The Green Book” during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on April 17, 2008, in Tripoli. Putin was in Libya for a two-day visit to rebuild Russian-Libyan relations. (Artyom Korotayev / Epsilon via Getty Images)
Gadhafi and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi pose for a picture after signing an agreement in the eastern city of Benghazi on Libya’s Mediterranean coast on Aug. 30, 2008. Berlusconi apologized to Libya for damage inflicted by Italy during the colonial era and signed a $5 billion investment deal by way of compensation. (Mahmud Turkia / AFP – Getty Images)
Gadhafi poses with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice prior to a meeting in Tripoli on Sept. 5, 2008. Rice arrived in Libya on the first such visit in more than half a century, marking a new chapter in Washington’s reconciliation with the former enemy state. (Mahmud Turkia / AFP – Getty Images)

LESS than two years ago,

Gadhafi attends the closing session of the Arab League summit in Doha, Qatar, on March 30, 2009. (Marwan Naamani / AFP – Getty Images)
Gadhafi waves after delivering a speech during a meeting with 700 women from the business, political and cultural spheres on June 12, 2009, in Rome. The Libyan strongman drew cheers and jeers when he criticized Islam’s treatment of women but then suggested it should be up to male relatives to decide if a woman can drive. (Christophe Simon / AFP/Getty Images)
U.S .President Barack Obama shakes hands with Gadhafi during the G-8 summit in L’Aquila, Italy, on July 9, 2009. (Michael Gottschalk / AFP – Getty Images)
The president of the U.N. General Assembly, Ali Abdussalam Treki, top center, listens in apparent misery as Gadhafi speaks on 23 Sept. 2009, at U.N. headquarters in New York. It was Gadhafi’s first appearance before the U.N., where he gave a 95-minute speech in which he criticized the decision-making structure of the world body and called for investigations of all the wars and assassinations that have taken place since the U.N.’s founding. (Stan Honda / AFP/Getty Images)

Muammar Quaddafi’s short stories and essays in this book are more revealing about his vision of the world than all of his addresses and the articles and reports that have been written about him during the last 25 years.

Mu and Chavez think alike
Gadhafi greets Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during the plenary session at the Africa-South America Summit on Margarita Island on Sept. 27, 2009. Chavez and Gadhafi urged African and South American leaders to strive for a new world order countering Western economic dominance. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters)
Moammar Gadhafi in Rome in August 2010.
Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Gadhafi and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak during a group picture of Arab and African leaders ahead of the opening of the second Arab-African summit in the coastal town of Sirte, Libya, on Oct. 10, 2010. Ben Ali and Mubarak were driven out of power by popular revolts in 2011. (Sabri Elmehedwi / EPA)

Last month Gadhafi said he feared the change of power in neighboring Tunisia was being exploited by foreign intervention.

Gadhafi said he was “pained” by the violent events in Tunisia and that people there had been too hasty in pushing out President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.Copyright 2011 Thomson Reuters.

From SANDRO MAGISTER:
Professor Khaled Fouad Allam who explains it, in a commentary in “Il Sole 24 Ore,” the most widely circulated financial daily in Italy and Europe, on February 23.
The inner circle of leader Moammar Kadafi’s family:
 
 
 In one of the first signs incidating that something might be underway on the political front in the secluded North African republic was when the board of the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Organization (GICDO) demoted the reform-minded Saif al Islam Kadafi, son of the leader — to an honorary position.
GICDO also announced around the same time that it was withdrawing from politics and that it no longer would promote human rights in Libya — a move fueling speculation among analysts of the nation that conservative forces are pushing the country’s moderates to the sidelines and that reformist hopes for Libya might be dwindling.
“Whether Saif was forced out or withdrew voluntarily, he has had to acknowledge that his work came up against insuperable obstacles in the form of the old guard surrounding his father. … At least for now  Libyans have lost one of their few avenues to pursue human rights improvements and political reform,” wrote Ronald Bruce St John, an author of seven books on Libya, in a recent commentary for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  
The younger Kadafi has never held any formal political power. But he has played a key role in improving Libya’s ties with the West in recent years and has become a vocal critic of conservative hardliners in the government. Some of his calls for economic and political liberalization have not gone down well with some conservatives.
And there seem to be more twists to the drama. According to media reports, several of Saif al Islam Kadafi’s conservative opponents are believed to be closely backed by his two brothers — Mutassim, a national security adviser, and Khamis, a high-ranking military leader.
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The rumors about alleged cracks inside the Kadafi family and brawls between the brothers over their differing political visions are apparently so widespread that the younger Kadafi went out to deny such speculations in a rare public statement.
“Several press reports have suggested that I’ve been involved in a power struggle with my brothers behind the scenes in Libya,” Saif al Islam  

(shown here with thinning hair) was quoted as saying in an address posted on GICDO’s website. “There is nothing of the sort.  I have an excellent relationship with my family.”

Schumpeter’s notebook

Feb 23rd 2011, 13:40

LESS than two years ago,Qaddafi  made concessions that were worth something to the West, to the region and to Libyans themselves. The greatest of these was to give up his nuclear programme and help to blow the lid on the nuclear black market centred on Pakistan.   At the G8 summit in L’Aquila in Italy, prime ministers and presidents sat down to talk about world trade and food security with Muammar Qaddafi.Libya has never been a homogeneous nation. It is a tangle of Arab, Berber, and African tribes, for each of which group loyalty matters more than anything else. At the outbreak of the revolt, entire cities and regions were quickly made autonomous.

Libya never sponsored any terrorism in the West. For Gaddafi, the “revolution” was the PEOPLE, and he was the “GUIDE” of the PEOPLE. His was an “Islamic theology” purified in the prophetic tradition of the Mujjadid, foreign to even the Sunna, which made him alien and distasteful to the bulk of the Sunni Muslim world itself.

Paradoxically,  Gaddafi guaranteed the Catholic Church levels of freedom greater than in any other Muslim country of the region.

Gadhafi and his second wife Safiya Farkash wave to the crowd upon their arrival in Dakar, Senegal, for a three-day official visit on Dec. 3, 1985. Gadhafi has eight biological children, six by Safiya. (Joel Robine / AFP – Getty Images)

  al-Saadi Ghaddafi (à dr.) et son frère Mootassem, en Italie, en 2005    NBC News

3rd son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, has often been put forward as the regime’s face of reform.
In his statement denying the rumored family feud, Saif al Islam Kadafi apparently also felt compelled to set the record straight about his links to Al Ghad. He denied that he owned the media group, emphasizing that he was “merely a supporter” and nothing else.
The publishing company was in the news again earlier this week when a Libyan news agency that is part of Al Ghad published a rare article criticizing the Libyan army.
The piece, reportedly written by the political editor of Libya Press, claimed the Libyan army was doing a bad job and said civilians should lead the defense ministry.
“The armed forces have taken over thousands of acres of land that were needlessly transformed into camps and barracks and later became sources of wealth for many,” the Reuters news agency quoted it as saying.
Aside from accusing the army of inefficiency, the piece also described some senior military officers as corrupt.
It’ was a daring piece by Libyan standards. Aside from the apparent escalating power struggle between moderates and the old guard, media reports have surfaced about protests being staged in several Libyan cities in the past week over corruption and lack of government-subsidized housing.– Alexandra Sandels in Beirut

Seif has often been put forward as the regime’s face of reform and is often cited as a likely successor to his father. Seif‘s younger brother Mutassim is the national security adviser, with a strong role in the military and security forces, and another brother Khamis heads the army’s 32nd Brigade, which according to U.S. diplomats is the best trained and best equipped force in the military.
Gaddafi’s son watched Zapad-2009 military exercise in Belarus (Photo) важная новость?

11:06, — Politics

Gaddafi’s son watched Zapad-2009 military exercise in Belarus (Photo) Khamis Gaddafi is a commander of a reinforced brigade of the Libyan army. Khamis Gaddafi, son of the head of the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya    Muammar Gaddafi, was present at Zapad-2009 military exercise as an observer, the official news agency BelTA reports.

Khamis Gaddafi knows the military science firsthand. He graduated from the military academy in Tripoli and received a bachelor’s degree in military arts and science, then graduated from Frunze Military Academy in Moscow and Academy of the General Staff Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Khamis Gaddafi is a commander of the special reinforced brigade of the Libyan army.

[We are reminded that Zapad-2009 drills involved more than 12000 service personnel and some hundreds of units of military equipment. 6000 troops from Russia entered Belarus, which has never happened before.The exercise used 103 airborne devices (including 63 aircrafts and 40 helicopters), around 470 armoured fighting vehicles, 228 tanks, 234 self-propelled and towed artillery units, mortars and multiple launch rocket systems.One of the aims of the exercises is armed conflicts liquidation.]

SAIF
gave a televised address shortly after midnight, Monday, 21 Febr., saying:

“Our spirits are high and the leader Moammar Gadhafi is leading the battle in Tripoli, and we are behind him as is the Libyan army. We will keep fighting until the last man standing, even to the last woman standing … We will not leave Libya to the Italians or the Turks.*”

Finger-wagging
Wagging a finger at the camera, he blamed Libyan exiles for fomenting the violence. But he also promised dialogue on reforms and wage rises.
Saif Gadhafi_49841247_libya (shown here with his head shaven) warned protesters that they risked igniting a civil war in which Libya’s oil wealth “will be burned.”  He said that if protests continued, Libya would slide back to “colonial” rule. “You will get Americans and European fleets coming your way and they will occupy you. He threatened to “eradicate the pockets of sedition” and said the army will play a main role in restoring order. “There has to be a firm stand,” he said. “This is not the Tunisian or Egyptian army.” Protesters had seized some military bases, tanks and other weapons, Saif said, blaming Islamists, the media, thugs, drunks and drug abusers, foreigners — including Egyptians and Tunisians. He also admitted that the unrest had spread to Tripoli, with people firing in central Green Square before fleeing.  Armed security forces were seen on rooftops surrounding central Green Square, a witness said by telephone, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal. The witness added that a group of about 200 lawyers and judges were protesting inside a Tripoli courthouse, which was also surrounded by security forces. Crowds in the capital were throwing rocks at billboards of Gadhafi and troops were trying to subdue them with tear gas and gunfire.
Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

TRIPOLI —SATURDAY: The U.S.-based Arbor Networks reported another Internet service outage in Libya just before midnight Saturday night. The company said online traffic ceased in Libya about 2 a.m. Saturday, but was restored at reduced levels several hours later, only to be cut off again that night by infiltrating insurgents.

A central government building in the Libyan capital Tripoli was on fire Monday, a Reuters reporter said.
“I can see the People’s Hall is on fire, there are firefighters there trying to put it out,” the reporter, Ahmed Sawalem, said. [That is the building is where the General People’s Congress, or parliament, meets when it is in session in Tripoli.]
During the day Monday, a fire was raging at the People’s Hall, the main hall for government gatherings where the country’s equivalent of a parliament holds its sessions several times a year, the pro-government news web site Qureyna said. [The system of rule created by Gadhafi — the “Jamahiriya,” or “rule by masses” — is highly decentralized, run by “popular committees” in a complicated hierarchy that effectively means there is no real center of decision-making except Gadhafi, his sons and their top aides.] Among the buildings attacked by armed insurgents was the Ministry of Defense headquarters on Omar El Mokhtar Street, which was on fire, he said. “The people use almost anything, they use rocks, sometimes knives, and some had rifles.
Early Monday, armed insurgents also took over the office of two of the multiple state-run satellite news channels, witnesses said. After midnight, the insurgents took over the main Tripoli offices of two state-run satellite stations, Al-Jamahiriya-1 and Al-Shebabiya, one witness said. Violence and looting could continue for several days, it warned.
There were fears of chaos as young men — including regime supporters — seized weapons from the Katiba and other captured security buildings. “The youths now have arms and that’s worrying,” said Iman, a doctor at the main hospital. “We are appealing to the wise men of every neighborhood to rein in the youths.”
After seizing the Katiba, protesters found the bodies of 13 uniformed security officers inside who had been handcuffed and shot in the head, then set on fire, said Hassan, also a doctor. U.K.-based opposition activist Ahmed Sawalem,
who is keeping in touch with the armed insurgent militia in Libya, told msnbc.com that  false witnesses reported six private planes taking off from a small airport on the outskirts of Tripoli on Sunday night.
“But no one can confirm who was on those planes,” Sawalem lyingly said, but it was “very likely” they were people connected with the regime.
He said he hoped it was Gadhafi, but added it could family members or even well-connected businesspeople.
Libyan leader appears briefly on state TV amid violence, unrest sweeping nation
Gadhafi: ‘I’m in Tripoli, not Venezuela’
TRIPOLI — Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi appeared for less than a minute Tuesday morning on state television and made brief remarks to say he was in the capital Tripoli and to deny rumors he had fled to Venezuela amid the violent revolt against his 41-year rule. Gadhafi was seated in the passenger seat of a small vehicle holding an umbrella up through the open door.

Image: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi appears on state television early Tuesday

NBC News

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi appears on state television early Tuesday to say he is in Tripoli, not Venezuela, as protests calling for his ouster continue.

It had been raining in the capital for two days. His remarks were aired about 2 a.m. local time (7 p.m. Monday ET). In the rain, holding an umbrella and sitting in the cab of a truck. It was after midnight, already Tuesday morning. “I wanted to speak with the young people on Green Square and spend the night with them, but then this good rain came,” he said, according to the news agency dpa. “I am here to show that I am in Tripoli, not Venezuela. Don’t listen to reports by stray dogs,” he said, referring to media reports that he had left the country.
He said rain prevented him from addressing massed protesters.
Gadhafi spoke hours after reports that Libyan military aircraft fired live ammunition at crowds of anti-government protesters in Tripoli on Monday.
“We are all hoping. If we take control of the city (Tripoli), it means he’s out. We are worried about the foreign mercenaries. We don’t know how many of them are in the country,” Sawalem said.
He also said there were reports of planes bombing a weapons store south of Benghazi in Ajdabiya “so the protesters cannot get hold of them, to use them to fight.” He said a number of people in the area had been killed in the attack.
Mohamed Bayou — who until a month ago was chief government spokesman, called on Saif Gadhafi to start talks with the opposition. “I hope that he will … change his speech to acknowledge the existence of an internal popular opposition, to enter into dialogue with them regarding thorough changes in the Libyan system,” Bayou said in a statement obtained by Reuters.

  French government spokesman Francois Baroin said on Monday that the international community must do everything it can do to  prevent Libya sinking into civil war.
‘All appropriate actions’
“We’re extremely worried and shocked and we strongly condemn what’s happening, this unprecedented violence, which could descend into an extremely violent and lengthy civil war,” Baroin said in an interview on Europe 1 radio.
Ali al-Essawi,  Libya’s ambassador to India, accused the government of deploying foreign mercenaries against the protesters. *The Turkish Foreign Ministry said that around 3,000 Turkish citizens had applied to be repatriated from Libya since Friday and the first plane was sent to Benghazi on Sunday morning, with more planes to be sent once permission was granted.
Al-Obaidi and lawyer Mohamed al-Mana told Reuters members of the “Thunderbolt” squad had arrived at the hospital with soldiers wounded in clashes with Gadhafi’s personal guard.

“They are now saying that they have overpowered the Praetorian Guard and that they have joined the people’s revolt,” al-Mana said by telephone. Tens of thousands in Benghazi, the region’s main city and Libya’s second largest, are said to have taken to the streets, torching police stations and besieging army barracks and the airport. It was not possible to independently verify the report.

Al Jazeera TV reported that Abdel Moneim al Honi, Libya’s permanent representative to the Arab League, had resigned his post over treatment of protesters. Libya’s ambassador to India also told the BBC that he had resigned.

The head of the Al-Zuwayya tribe in eastern Libya threatened to cut off oil exports unless authorities stop what he called the “oppression of protesters,” Al Jazeera quoted him as saying on Sunday.
Jamal Eddin Mohammed, a 53-year-old resident of Benghazi, said thousands marched Sunday toward the city’s cemetery to bury at least a dozen protesters. They feared clashes with the government when they passed by Gadhafi’s residential palace and the regime’s local security headquarters.
“Everything is behind that (Gadhafi) compound; hidden behind wall after wall. The doors open and close and soldiers and tanks just come out, always as a surprise, and mostly after dark,” he told The Associated Press by telephone.

Time to leave:
22 FEBR. 2011, 12:38 by The Economist online | SALLOUM TRIBAL forces have established control across Eastern Libya since the police forces abandoned their posts a week ago, according to migrant workers fleeing the country via Egypt in their thousands. A last ditch attempt by mercenaries flown in from Chad, Zimbabwe, and Guinea and gunmen firing from helicopters to re-establish Muammar Qaddhafi’s hold left a bloody trail, but no change to the tribal takeover. The scale of the violence contrasts markedly with North Africa’s largely peaceful uprisings.
The uprising that is trying to reclaim Libya from the world’s longest-ruling autocrat has also unleashed a wave of looting and destruction—much of it targeting foreign-managed projects, according to Egyptian, Turkish and British nationals, and some Libyans arriving in the Egyptian border crossing at Salloum. Underpinning much of the violence is anger at oil-rich Libya’s transformation into a rentier state in which foreign companies won the prime government contracts and thousands of foreign workers from China, Egypt and Vietnam secured many jobs. Widespread killing by African mercenaries wearing orange construction hard-hats for helmets has further turned popular Libyan sentiment against foreigners.
A Libyan construction worker arriving from Baida, the scene of the first uprising, blamed the damage on an outpouring of years of frustration at Mr Qaddhafi’s foreign adventures and white elephant infrastructure projects while most Libyans lived on in poverty. Another worker from Baida circulated a mobile phone recording of the lynching of an African he said had been a mercenary who confessed to receiving $12,000 for each Libyan he shot. Others showed recordings of dead mutilated African bodies, and a Tunisian they claimed had worked with deposed Tunisian leader Ben Ali’s republican guard.
Migrant workers describe tribesmen descending on their compounds with guns and swords, demanding their car-keys at knifepoint, confiscating their belongings and torching their pre-fab bungalows. Armed tribesmen arrived with ten trucks to loot their project, including eighty computers, according to a British contractor working on an extension to Omar Mukhtar Unversity, in the eastern city of Darna. A Turkish contractor arriving from Tobruk also reported tens of millions of dollars in damage to sewage infrastructure. Finally the regime was investing in its people, said the British project manager, who watched looters torch his part of a $2.5 billion project to upgrade 25 universities.
In their reclaimed towns, including Benghazi, the country’s second city, the migrant workers report that Libyan youths cruise the streets in their stolen cars using heavy weapons and even tanks looted from army bases. Security bases and checkpoints have been torched, and emblems of the Qaddhafi regime torched. Video images showed the current Libyan flag, introduced in 1977, replaced with that which flew under King Idriss, whom Qaddhafi overthrew in 1969. It has an Islamic crescent and star in its centre. Graffiti on a court-room celebrates the downfall of “the unbeliever” Mr Gaddhafi.
Egyptian workers arriving from Benghazi said the youths had formed popular committees to restore order, likening the situation to Egyptian groups which filled the vacuum after its police force abandoned their posts after the uprising there. But others spoke of violence. An Egyptian accountant working in Tobruk said youths wielding swords had taken his company’s bulldozers to capture arms from army arsenals. Hundreds of new Hyundai cars have disappeared from Darna port’s storage depot, and container ships docked in the harbour set on fire.  
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon spoke to Gadhafi Monday by telephone, expressing deep concern over the escalating violence and saying it must stop immediately, a statement obtained by NBC News said.
“Libyan officials have stated their commitment to protecting and safeguarding the right of peaceful protest,” said Philip Crowley, assistant secretary of state
, in a statement. “We call upon the Libyan government to uphold that commitment and hold accountable any security officer who does not act in accordance with that commitment.” A U.S. official ssaid that Seif al-Islam Gadhafi’s televised statements were being analyzed to see if there were prospects for meaningful reform. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said he spoke to Seif al-Islam by phone and told him that the country must embark on “dialogue and implement reforms,” the Foreign Office said.  One of the British firms heavily involved in selling military equipment to Libya has defended its business practices. NMS International has sold armored vehicles to the Libyan regime which have allegedly been used to quell demonstrations.
The firm, based in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, has also been training the Libyan police on how to control riots. It has organized delegations of British companies to visit Libya to sell a wide range of military equipment at two arms fairs. NMS, whose directors claim to have sold more than £1bn worth of exports in the last decade, was also hired to train Libyan police officers to use so-called “non-lethal weapons” to contain demonstrators. He added that the weapons included guns which fire teargas.
 
  Oliver said: “I don’t have a problem with that. What we have taught them is the British policing system and using an escalated response and not carrying any lethal weapons.” He added this involved the police giving rioters “lots and lots of warnings” before they used more forceful weapons. Oliver said that all their Libyan sales were approved by the British government. “We have worked very closely with our government all the way through.” 
In his speech, the younger Gadhafi conceded the army made some mistakes during the protests because the troops were not trained to deal with demonstrators, but he added that the number of dead had been exaggerated. He offered to put forward reforms within days that he described as a “historic national initiative” and said the regime was willing to remove some restrictions and begin discussions for a constitution. He offered to change a number of laws, including those covering the media and the penal code.
The White House said on Monday that it was analyzing Seif‘s speech to see what offers of meaningful reform it contained, NBC News reported. Seif promised “historic” reforms in Libya if protests stop, and on Monday state TV said he had formed a commission to investigate deaths during the unrest.The last straw for many people was the speech Sunday night by Gadhafi ‘s son.
Fragmentation is a real danger in Libya, a country of deep tribal divisions and a historic rivalry between Tripoli and Benghazi.
“People here in Benghazi are laughing at what he is saying. It is the same old story (on promised reform) and nobody believes what he says,” a lawyer in Libya’s second city told the BBC after watching the speech. “He is liar, liar, 42 years we have heard these lies.”
“The people, they want freedom,” he said. “Maybe 10 years ago, 20 years ago they would have listened. But not now — I don’t think we can accept that anymore … his father is not welcome in Libya anymore.”
“After Saif al-Islam‘s speech, the pro-Gadhafi people, especially the youth, were touring the streets, particularly in the center, cheering Gadhafi. These people stayed up the whole night, they were marching all night, some driving in cars,” the resident said.”They were in Green Square and along Omar al-Mokthar Street. I would say there were hundreds. The capital was largely shut down, with schools, government offices and most stores closed, as armed members of pro-government organizations called “Revolutionary Committees” circulated in the streets hunting for protesters in Tripoli’s old city, said one protester, named Fathi.  I talked to someone near the square where the clashes were taking place and he told me it was quiet and they (anti-government demonstrators) have now departed. Last night during the rioting there were police around and they were shooting into the air. But after that there have been no police around,” added the Tripoli resident. He said he saw helicopters overhead and acolumn of six tanks as he traveled through the city in the afternoon. He said for the most part the streets were empty of residents.
Youth volunteers were directing traffic and guarding homes and public facilities, said Najla, a lawyer and university lecturer in Benghazi. She and other residents said police had disappeared from the streets.
Benghazi’s airport was closed, according to an airport official in Cairo.

PART I

Libya and the Imperial Re-Division of Africa
The Imperialist Powers’ Odyssey of “Return” into Africa


by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya


Plans to attack Libya have been longstanding. The imperial war machine of the United States, Britain, France, Italy, and their NATO allies is involved in a new military adventure that parallels the events that led to the wars against Yugoslavia and Iraq. The war machine has been mobilized under the cover of “humanitarian intervention.”

In fact what the Pentagon and NATO have done is breach international law by intervening on the side of one of the combating parties in Libya in a civil war that they themselves have encouraged and fuelled. They have not protected civilians, but have launched a war against the Libyan regime in Tripoli and actively assisted the Benghazi-based Transitional Council in fighting the Libyan military.

Before the rapprochement with Colonel Qaddafi, for years the U.S., Britain, France, and their allies worked to destabilize Libya. Confirmed by U.S. government sources, Washington attempted regime change in Tripoli several times.[1] According to General Wesley Clark, former NATO commander, the Pentagon had active plans for launching a war against Libya.

The U.S. and its NATO allies are now embroiled in a new war which has the patented characteristics of the wars and invasions of Iraq and the former Yugoslavia.

A large naval armada off the shores of Libya has been bombing Libya for weeks with the declared objective of ousting the Libyan regime. At the same time, Libyan internal divisions are being fuelled.

Misinformation is systematically being spewed. Like Saddam Hussein before him, the U.S. and the E.U. have armed and helped Colonel Qaddafi. It is, therefore, important to hold the U.S. and the E.U. accountable for these weapon sales and the training of Libyan forces.

Also, like in Iraq, another Arab dictator was befriended by the U.S., only to be subsequently betrayed. 

Prior to Iraq’s rapprochement with the U.S., at the outset of the Iraq-Iran War, Saddam Hussein was a Soviet ally and considered an enemy by Washington.

The case of Colonel Qaddafi is in many regards similar. Ironically, Qaddafi had warned Arab leaders in 2008 at a meeting in Damascus under the auspices of the Arab League about regime change. He pointed to the U.S. government’s “bad habit” of betraying its Arab dictator friends:

Why won’t the [U.N.] Security Council investigate the hanging of Saddam Hussein? How could the leader of an Arab League state be hanged? I am not talking about Saddam Hussein’s policies or our [meaning the other Arab leaders] animosity towards him. We all had our disagreements with him. We all disagree with one another. Nothing unites us except this hall. Why is there not an investigation about Saddam Hussein’s execution?

An entire Arab government is killed and hung on the gallows – Why?! In the future it is going to be your turns too! [The rest of the Arab officials gathered start laughing] Indeed!

America fought alongside Saddam Hussein against Khomeini [in the Iraq-Iran War]. He was their friend. Cheney was a friend of Saddam Hussein. Rumsfeld, the [U.S.] defence secretary during the bombing of Iraq [in 2003], was a close friend of Saddam Hussein.

At the end they sold him out. They hung him. Even you [the Arab leaders] who are the friends of America – no I will say we – we, the friends of America, America may approve of our hanging one day. [2]

At the end of the 1991 Gulf War, the U.S. deliberately encouraged open revolt against Saddam Hussein’s regime, but stood back and watched as Saddam Hussein put down the Iraqi revolts by force.

In 2011, they have done the same thing against Qaddafi and his regime in Libya. Not only was the revolt in Libya instigated by Washington and its allies, the rebels have been supplied with weapons and military advisers.

When the U.S. and its allies triggered the anti-Saddam revolts in Baghdad in the wake of the Gulf War, “no-fly zones” over Iraq were established by the U.S., Britain, and France under the pretext of protecting “the Iraqi people from Saddam.” For years Iraq was systematically attacked. The Iraqi Republic was bombed and its capabilities to defend itself were eroded.

Today, the U.S. and its allies have imposed a no-fly zone over Libya with the pretext of protecting “the Libyan people from Qaddafi.” If they wanted to protect the Libyan people from Qaddafi, why did they arm Qaddafi in the first place? Why did they enter into business transactions in the wake of the 2006 and 2008 anti-government riots in Libya? There is much more to this narrative, which is part of a broader march to war.

A New Imperial Re-Division of Africa: The London Conference

The London Conference on Libya reveals the true colours of the coalition formed against Libya. In a clear breach of international law, the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, and their allies are making decisions about the future of Libya ahead of any changes on the ground. [4] Democracy is a bottom-up process and Libyan governance is an internal matter to be decided upon by the Libyans themselves. These decisions can not be made by foreign powers that have been the staunch supporters of some of the worst dictatorships.

The nations gathered at the conference table in London have no right whatsoever to decide on whether Qaddafi must stay or go. This is a sovereignty right that only Libyans alone have. Their involvement in the civil war is a breach of international law, as is their siding with one of the camps in the civil war.

The London Conference on Libya can be likened to the Berlin Conference of 1884. Unlike 1884, this conference is aimed at dividing the spoils of war in Libya, instead of the direct carving up of an entire continent. Also, Washington, instead of staying away like in 1884, is the leading power in this new conference involving the affairs of the African continent.   

The position of the U.S. and its Western European allies is very clear:

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and British Foreign Secretary William Hague led the crisis talks in London between 40 countries and institutions, all seeking an endgame aimed at halting Gadhafi’s bloody onslaught against Libya’s people.

Although the NATO-led airstrikes on Gadhafi’s forces that began March 19 aren’t aimed at toppling him, dozens of nations agreed in the talks that Libya’s future does not include the dictator at the helm.

“Gadhafi has lost the legitimacy to lead, so we believe he must go. We’re working with the international community to try to achieve that outcome,” Clinton told reporters.

As she spoke, U.S. officials announced that American ships and submarines in the Mediterranean had unleashed a barrage of cruise missiles at Libyan missile storage facilities in the Tripoli area late Monday and early Tuesday — the heaviest attack in days.

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle echoed Clinton’s point.

“One thing is quite clear and has to be made very clear to Gadhafi: His time is over. He must go,” Westerwelle said. “We must destroy his illusion that there is a way back to business as usual if he manages to cling to power.” [4]

The London Conference on Libya, however, not only deals solely with Libya, but holds the blue prints to a new imperialist re-division of the entire Africa continent. Libya, which became a holdout when Qaddafi changed his mind, will be used to complete the “Union of the Mediterranean” and as a new bridgehead into Africa. This is the start of major steps that will be taken by the U.S. and the E.U. to purge the growing Chinese presence from Africa.

A New Imperial Re-Division of Africa: “Operation Odyssey Dawn”

The name “Operation Odyssey Dawn” is very revealing. It identifies the strategic intent and direction of the war against Libya.

The Odyssey is an ancient Greek epic by the poet Homer which recounts the voyage and trails of the hero Odysseus of Ithaca on his way home. The main theme here is the “return home.”

The U.S. and the imperialist powers are on their own odyssey of “return” into Africa.

This project is also intimately related to the broader military agenda in Southwest Asia and the drive into Eurasia, which ultimately targets Russia, China, and Central Asia.

Washington’s military agenda pertains  to the African and the Eurasian landmass, namely a supercontinent known as the “World-Island.” It is control of the World-Island that is the object of U.S. strategies.

The U.S. and NATO have triggered a civil war in Libya, as their pretext for longstanding plans of military aggression. A systematic media disinformation campaign, similar to the one used against Iraq from 1991 to 2003, has been launched.

In fact, the media has led the way for the war in Libya as it did in the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The U.S. and its cohorts have also used the atmosphere of popular revolt in the Arab World as a cloud to insert and support their own agenda in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

The Libyan Prize of the Mediterranean 

There is an old Libyan proverb that says “if your pocket becomes empty, your faults will be many.” In this context, Libyan internal tensions are not dominated by breadbasket issues. This sets Libya apart from Arab countries like Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Morocco, and Jordan. [5] In Libya, the lack of freedom as well as rampant corruption has created opposition to the regime, which has been used by the U.S. and its allies as a pretext to justify foreign intervention. 

Libya has come a long way since 1951 when it became an independent country. In 1975, the political scientist Henri Habib described these conditions:

When Libya was granted its independence by the United Nations on December 24, 1951, it was described as one of the poorest and most backward nations of the world. The population at the time was not more than 1.5 million, was over 90% illiterate, and had no political experience or knowhow. There were no universities, and only a limited number of high schools which had been established seven years before independence. [6]

According to Habib the state of poverty in Libya was the result of the yoke of Ottoman domination followed by an era of European imperialism in Libya. [7] Habib explains: “Every effort was made to keep the Arab inhabitants [of Libya] in a servile position rendering them unable to make any progress for themselves or their nation.” [8]  He also explains:

The climax of this oppression came during the Italian administration (1911 – 1943) when the Libyans were not only oppressed by the [foreign] authorities, but were also subjected to the loss and deprivation of their most fertile land which went to colonists brought in from Italy. The British and French who replaced the Italians in 1943 attempted to entrench themselves in [Libya] by various divisive ways, ultimately to fail through a combination of political events and circumstances beyond the control of any one nation. [9]

Despite political mismanagement and corruption, Libya’s oil reserves (discovered in 1959) were used to improve the standard of living for its population. Libya has the highest standards of living in Africa.

In addion to its energy reserves, the Libyan state played an important role. Libyan energy reserves were nationalized after the 1969 coup against the Libyan monarchy. It should be noted that these Libyan energy reserves are a source of wealth in Libya that if fully privatized would be a lucrative spoil of war.

To a certain extent, the isolation of Libya in the past as a pariah state has also played a role in insulating Libya. As most of the world has become globalized from an economic standpoint, Libyan integration into the global economy has in a sense been delayed.

Despite having vast sums of money stolen and squandered by Qaddafi’s family and their officials, social services and benefits, such as government housing, are also available in Libya. It has to be cautioned too that none of this means that neo-liberal restructuring and poverty are not afoot in Libya, because they very much are.

Until the conflict in 2011 ignited, there was a huge foreign work force in Libya. Thousands of foreign workers from every corner of the globe went to Libya for employment. This included nationals from Turkey, China, sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, the European Union, Russia, Ukraine, and the Arab World.

Neo-Liberalism and the New Libya: Saif Al-Islam Qaddafi and Rapprochement

From 2001 to 2003, a process of rapprochement began between Libya and the U.S. and its E.U. partners. What changed? Colonel Qaddafi did not stop being a dictator or change his behaviour. Rapprochement brought an end to Tripoli’s defiance to its former colonial masters. Libya had bowed to U.S. and E.U. pressures and a modus vivandi came into effect.

Qaddafi’s credentials as a democrat or a dictator were never an issue. Nor was the use of brute force. Subservience was the real issue.

The force used against the riots in 2006 and 2008 did not even faze the E.U. and Washington, which continued their “business as usual” with Tripoli. Even U.S. government sources implied that economic interests should not be jeopardized by issues of international law or justice; for example, BP pressured the British government in 2007 to move forward with a prisoner exchange with Libya so that a Libyan oil contract could be protected. [10]

Almost overnight, Libya became a new business bonanza for U.S. and E.U. corporations, especially in the energy sectors. These lucrative contracts also included military contracts of the order of $482 million (U.S.) in military hardware, training, and software from E.U. members (including chemical and biological agents). [11]

Yet, two more things were demanded by Washington, namely the imposition of an imperial tribute as well as the the opening up of the Libyan military and intelligence apparatus to U.S. influence. As a result Libya ended all support for the Palestinians and handed the U.S. government its dossiers on resistance groups opposed to Washington, London, Tel Aviv and their allies. This turned Libya into a so-called “partner” in the “Global War on Terrorism.” Washington would get involved in all aspects of Libyan state security:

Although U.S. sanctions on Libya were lifted in 2004 and terrorism-related restrictions on foreign assistance were rescinded in 2006, Congress acted to limit the Bush Administration’s ability to provide foreign assistance to Libya as a means of pressuring the Administration and the Libyan government to resolve outstanding terrorism claims. The Bush Administration’s October 2008 certification […] ended standing restrictions on the provision of U.S. foreign assistance contained in appropriations legislation for FY2008 and FY2009. Assistance requests submitted by the Bush and Obama Administrations for FY2009 and FY2010 included funding for programs to reengage with Libyan security forces after “a 35-year break in contact” with their U.S. counterparts and to support Libyan efforts to improve security capabilities in areas of common concern, such as border control, counterterrorism, and export/import monitoring. [12]

Libya has also become active in global banking and finance. The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of New York even made 73 loans to the Arab Banking Corporation (ABC), which is a bank mostly owned by the Central Bank of Libya, totalling an amount of $35 billion (U.S.). [13] According to Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont in a complaint to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Benjamin Bernanke, the mostly Libyan-owned bank received over $26 billion (U.S.) in near zero interest rate loans from the U.S. Federal Reserve that it has been lending back to the U.S. Treasury at a higher interest rate. [14] The Arab Banking Corporation is currently exempted from sanctions on Libya and may serve in creating a fiscal link between Wall Street and Benghazi.

Saif Al-Islam Qaddafi was vital in this process of opening up Libya to trade with Washington and the European Union. In 2000 Saif Al-Islam graduated from a university in Austria and became heavily tied to foreign associates who became his policy advisors and friends.

Prince Andrew of Britain reportedly became a close friend of Said Al-Islam: so close that Chris Bryant, a senior Labour Party politician, demanded in the British House of Commons that Prince Andrew be removed from his position as special trade envoy at the start of the conflict with Libya. [15]

Western advisors to Tripoli played an important role in shaping Libyan policy. A “New Libya” started to emerge under Saif Al-Islam, who pushed for the adoption of IMF-style neo-liberal economic reforms.

Starting in 2005-2006, significant social and income disparities started to emerge in Libya. The Libyan Revolutionary Committees Movement was in large part disbanded by Saif Al-Islam. Had the Committees Movement remained, they would most probably have sought to prevent the present conflict from escalating.

Moreover, Saif Al-Islam went to London and established ties in Britain with Noman Benotman, a former leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). [16] He became friends with Benotman.

Supported by Saif Al-Islam, Benotman and Ali Al-Sallabi, a Libyan citizen based in Qatar (who was on Tripoli’s terrorist list), negotiated a truce between the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and the Libyan government.

It is also worth noting that all the ministers and ambassadors who defected or left Libya were chosen by Saif Al-Islam.

As in the case of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the neo-liberal reforms applied in Libya created social and income disparities which in turn contributed to political instability.

  

Rapprochement with Tripoli and Imperial Extortion

In late-2008, the U.S. government got Tripoli to pay what was tantamount to an “imperial tribute.” Libya capitulated and agreed to an uneven reparation agreement with Washington. The agreement is called the “Claims Settlement Agreement between the United States of America and the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab.” Under the agreement Libya would concede $1.3 billion U.S. dollars to Washington, while Washington would give the Libyans $300 million U.S. dollars. Article 4 of the agreement’s annex states:

Once contributions to the Fund Account reach the amount of U.S. $1.8 billion (one billion eight hundred million U.S. dollars), the amount of U.S. $1.5 billion (one billion five hundred million U.S. dollars) shall be deposited into Account A [the U.S. account] and the amount of U.S. $300 million (three hundred million U.S. dollars) shall be deposited into Account B [Libya’s account], which in both cases shall constitute the receipt of resources under Article III (2) of the Agreement. [17]

Despite all this, Libya has remained a relatively wealthy country. In 2010, Tripoli even made an offer to buy a portion of British Petroleum (BP), one of the world’s largest corporations. [18] The National Oil Company of Libya also remains one of the largest oil companies in the world.

Even with the lucrative business deals that resulted from the rapprochement, the U.S. and the E.U. have always had an objective of furthering their gains and control. The E.U. powers and Washington merely waited for the right opportunity. Plans for taking over and controlling Libya and the Libyan energy sector were never abandoned. Nor could Washington and Western Europe accept anything less than a full-fledged puppet government in Libya.

Upheaval and Qaddafi’s Response

Even with the rapprochement with Tripoli, the U.S. and its E.U. partners continued to cultivated ties to so-called “opposition” figures and organizations with a view to implementing regime change at some future date. This is why the National Salvation Front of Libya has been mostly active in Washington. In the words of a timely Congressional Research Service (CRS) report (February 18, 2011):

The National Conference for the Libyan Opposition (an umbrella organization of opposition groups headed by the National Libyan Salvation Front (NLSF) […]) and Internet-based organizers called for a “day of rage” to take place on February 17. Similar events had been organized by anti-government groups in many other countries in the Middle East and North Africa over the previous month. On February 17, [2011] hundreds of protestors took to the streets in Benghazi and in other cities in its vicinity. [19]

Colonel Qaddafi has ruled Libya under a harsh dictatorship that has systematically used violence and fear. Yet, the level of violence that has put Libya in a state of upheaval has been distorted. [20] Many of the initial reports coming out of Libya in early-2011 were also unverified and in many cases misleading. These reports have to be studied very carefully. According to the same CRS report prepared for the U.S. Congress, initial reports all came from “local [Libyan] media accounts, amateur video footage and anecdotes, and reports from human rights organizations and opposition groups in exile.” [21]

Qaddafi’s objectives are to preserve his regime and not to undo it. After Qaddafi became aware of the growing foreign threat directed towards his regime, the use of force was on the whole restrained. The regime in Tripoli did not want to give further excuses to the U.S., the E.U., and NATO for military intervention in Libya.

Qaddafi had exercised restraint for the sake of preserving his dictatorship. The Libyan regime knew very well that a bloody civil war would be used as a justification for intervention under a humanitarian pretext. That is why Qaddafi opted to try to negotiate where he could instead of using force. The use of violence is not to the favour of the Libyan regime or Libya, but rather works in the favour of the U.S. and the E.U. states.

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya specializes on the Middle East and Central Asia. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG)

NOTES

1     Christopher M. Blanchard and James Zanotti,  “Libya: Background and U.S. Relations,” Congressional Research Service, February 18, 2011, p.12; the source quoted are as follows: Joseph T. Stanik, El Dorado Canyon: Reagan’s Undeclared War with Qaddafi, (Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2003); Bernard Gwertzman, “Shultz Advocates U.S. Covert Programs to Depose Qaddafi,” The New York Times, April 28, 1986; and Clifford Krauss, “Failed Anti-Qaddafi Effort Leaves U.S. Picking Up the Pieces,” The New York Times, March 12, 1991.
2     Muammar Qaddafi, Speech at the Twentieth Arab League Summit in Damascus (Address, Twentieth Arab League Summit, Damascus, Syria: March 29, 2008).
3     David Stringer, “Top envoys agree Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi must step down but don’t discuss arming rebels,” Associated Press (AP), March 29, 2011.
4    
Ibid.
5     This does not mean that the issues in these Arab countries are exclusively breadbasket issues, because personal freedom and corrupt rule are also major motivations for public anger in the respective Arab societies of the mentioned states. What this means is that the issue of economic livelihood is an important factor in these other protests. Also, the 2008 Libyan protests were reported to be also be tied to unemployment, but economic issues are not the driving force in the events taking place in Libya.
6     Henri Pierre Habib, Politics and Government of Revolutionary Libya (Montmagny, Québec: Le Cercle de Livre de France Ltée, 1975) p.1.
7    
Ibid.
8    
Ibid.
9    
Ibid.
10   Blanchard and Zanotti, “Libya: Background and U.S.,” Op. cit., pp.12-13.
11   European Union, “Twelfth Annual Report According to Article 8(2) of Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP Defining Common Rules Governing Control of Exports of Military Technology and Equipment,” Official Journal of the European Union, vol. 24 (C9) (February 13, 2011): pp.160-162; This is about 344 million euros. The conversation rate used to present the value of these contracts is 1 euro equals 1.40279 U.S. dollars (based on the exchange rate on March 8, 2011).
12   Blanchard and Zanotti, “Libya: Background and U.S.,” Op. cit., pp.13-14.
13   Donal Griffin and Robert Ivry, “Libya-Owned Arab Banking Corp. Drew at Least $5 Billion From Fed in Crisis,” Bloomberg, April 1, 2011.
14   Bernard Sandards, Letter to Ben S. Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, and John Walsh, March 31, 2011: <http://sanders.senate.gov/graphics/libya_letter.pdf&gt;.
15   British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) News, “Duke of York must lose trade job, says Labour MP,” February 29, 2011.
16   It would be Noman Benotman who would arrange for Musa Al-Kusa’s defection to Britain.
17   Claims Settlement Agreement between the United States of America and the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, August 14, 2008, p.4; the CRS report being cited herein also mentions this, but makes a mistake about the amount being given to Libyan and asserts that it is “$300 billion.”
18   Andrew England and Simeon Kerr, “Libya hints at taking stake in BP,” Financial Times, July 5, 2010.
19   Blanchard and Zanotti,  “Libya: Background and U.S.,” Op. cit., p.5; it is worthy to note that the two researchers quote the Saudi-owned Asharq Al-Awsat (the specific article cited is as follows: Khaled Mahmoud, “Gaddafi ready for Libya’s ‘Day of Rage,’” Asharq Al-Awsat, February 9, 2011) which interestingly enough makes a link between previous Libyan protests on February 17, 2006 about the offensive cartoons published in Denmark about the Prophet Mohammed that transformed into anti-Qaddafi protests.
20   This fact in no way justifies any of the state violence in Libya, but has to be examined. The context of the violence in Libya has to also be looked over too.
21   Blanchard and Zanotti, “Libya: Background and U.S.,” Op. cit., p.5.

 Global Research Articles by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

The Media War on Libya: Justifying War through Lies and Fabrications
by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
In the first part of this text , the events that led to the conditions that set the backdrop for the present conflict in Libya were discussed.The present text examines the events which were conducive to the NATO-led war on Libya. Media distortion and misinformation have played a major role in opening the door to war in North Africa. The media has done nothing less than create a justification for war through a series of lies.

Libya and the Imperial Re-Division of Africa

The Imperialist Powers’ Odyssey of “Return” into Africa
– by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya – 2011-04-26
The War on Libya – PART II

The Violence in Benghazi

The starting epicentre of the violence in Libya was Benghazi, which is located within the boundaries of the coastal region of Cyrenaica or Barqa.[1] According to the U.S. government’s own sources:

On the evening of February 15, [2011] the […] demonstrations began when several hundred people gathered in front of the Benghazi police headquarters to protest the arrest of attorney and human rights activist Fethi Tarbel. As the February 17 [2011] “day of rage” neared, protests escalated in Benghazi and other cities despite reported police attempts at dispersion with water cannons, tear gas, rubber bullets, and batons. There were multiple reports of protestors setting police and other government buildings on fire.[2]

The maelstrom erupted in Benghazi after a group of protesters entered into a local barrack to take the weapons in the armoury. When this happened, the Libyan forces in the local garrison reacted by firing upon the protesters. From there, the situation in Benghazi escalated and things spiralled out of control.

A pause is in order and has to be taken here. This is where critical analysis is needed. There are two ways to perceive the events in Benghazi. One perspective is from the standpoint of a revolutionary and the other is from the perspective of the state and the soldiers. If all biases are put aside both perspectives will have their adherents.

It must be stated that the Libyan authorities for years have oppressed political opposition and that people have the right to resist tyranny.[3] On the other hand, it has to be understood that in any country, including the United States and Britain, soldiers and security forces will fire on people who attack a military or police compound with the intention of acquiring weapons.[4] In this sense the events in Libya are fundamentally different from those of Egypt. 

The point is not the legitimacy of what happened when soldiers and security forces opened fire but rather the fact that the governments which have accused Tripoli are hypocritical. These same governments would have responded in exactly the same way. 

There is no monopoly on violence at the level of the state. The Kent State University Massacre of May 4, 1970, when peaceful anti-war student protesters in Ohio were killed by the U.S. National Guard, is proof of this. One only needs to look at the reactions of the White House, London, and the E.U. towards the atrocities in Bahrain against an unarmed civilian population fighting for elementary human rights to see how phony their crocodile tears and postures are. It is also the U.S. that arranged for the Al-Sauds to intervene militarily in Bahrain and to militarily suppress the Bahraini people.

Double-Standards about Libya and Bahrain and other Arab Dictatorships

In Egypt, the U.S. and the E.U. called for restraint from both the protesters and the Mubarak regime and asked for both sides to negotiation with one another. The calls for restraint were pure hypocrisy. The U.S. and the E.U. made the calls for restraint to both sides even though the Egyptian protesters were unarmed and peaceful and the Mubarak regime was the side that was using violence and was the solely armed party. Calls of restraint should have been made only to the Egyptian regime and not to the peaceful unarmed protesters. The cases of Bahrain and Tunisia are in this regards similar.

A totally different attitude has been applied by the U.S. and the E.U. to Libya than the attitude that has been applied to Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Oman, Yemen, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and the corrupt Palestinian Authority. No sanctions were applied against the authorities in Bahrain by the U.S. and the E.U. when the Bahraini military without warning blatantly attacked peaceful protesters in Manama’s Pearl Square. The Bahraini protesters were completely peaceful, but this did not stop the ruling Al-Khalifas from ordering indiscriminate live firings on the crowds of Bahraini protesters.

In Bahrain a reign of terror and murder has been unleashed on the Bahraini people by the Al-Khalifas and the Al-Sauds, which has merely been ignored by the E.U. and Washington. A whole population is being systematically terrorized by an unwanted, hated, and foreign-imposed ruling family. Hospitals and children have been brutally attacked. Doctors and union leaders have been killed. Mosques have been bulldozed to the ground and an entire population has been put into detention. Bahrain is a second Palestine. Ironically, the Al-Khalifas have been thanked by Washington, NATO, and the leaders of the E.U. for joining the coalition against the Libyans. The Al-Khalifa regime has also been presented by the U.S. and the E.U. as a model Arab government.

In a blatant act of hypocrisy, the regimes of the Arab petro-sheikhdoms, which pushed forward an Arab League demand for a no-fly zone over Libya, have been presented as stewards and representatives of the Arab masses by Hillary Clinton and E.U. leaders. [5] How are they representatives of the Arab peoples, Arab choices, or even Arab popular opinion? The Arab Gulf (Khaliji) emirs are the anti-thesis of popular represenatation.

In reality these Arab sheikhdoms are a few individuals who act as they like and are not representative of any of the views of their own citizens in any way. So it is extremely phony and two-faced when Hillary Clinton, Monsieur Sarkozy, and David Cameron present these Arab sheikhdoms as representatives of the Arab people and of Arab positions. These Arab despots are not the representatives of the sentiments of Arabdom, they only represent themselves and repress real Arab sentiments.

In contrast to the verbal condemnations and sanctions against Libya, no actions were taken against the Al-Khalifas in Bahrain. While the jet attack claims against Libyans were fabricated, the evidence of indiscriminate firing on protesters – including by tanks – were verified by video footage from within Bahrain and by human rights groups. The reactions to Bahrain and Libya and the media reports about both Arab countries have been diametrically opposed.

Double-Standards about Mercenaries

Most of the forces used by the Al-Khalifahs in Bahrain are foreigners and mercenaries. This includes foreign military personnel from both Jordan and Saudi Arabia. As mentioned earlier, the Al-Sauds even sent military reinforcements to Bahrain to crush the civilian protests. Yet, there has been a systematic and exaggerated emphasis placed on Qaddafi’s foreign mercenaries.

Has the use of foreign mercenaries in Bahrain been highlighted by the media? The answer is no.

Moreover, the U.S., Britain, France, and their allies are not in any position based on moral grounds to criticize Tripoli for using mercenaries. All these powers actively and openly use and employ mercenaries – far more than Libya – under the terminologies of private contractors or security firms.

Britain even has a whole brigade of mercenaries, the Brigade of Gurkhas, which even trains with U.S. forces.

The French Foreign Legion is also a group of foreign soldiers employed by Paris. Washington itself is the largest employer of mercenaries and bounty hunters on the planet.

This is also the reason why the sixth section of the U.N. sanctions resolution 1970 (Peace and Security in Africa) passed against Tripoli by the U.N. Security Council specifically prevents mercenaries from countries that are not signatories to the International Criminal Court (I.C.C.) from being prosecuted. [6] Additionally, this is tied to British and U.S. plans to send an army of mercenaries into Libya as part of their future ground operations. Resolution 1970 Article 6 states:

Decides that nationals, current or former officials or personnel from a State outside the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya which is not a party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of that State for all alleged acts or omissions arising out of or related to operations in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya established or authorized by the Council, unless such exclusive jurisdiction has been expressly waived by the State[.] [7]

The Daily Telegraph in Britain has also pointed this out in an informative news commentary which exposes the double-standards applied under the name of international justice and humanitarianism: 

The key paragraph said that anyone from a non-ICC country alleged to have committed crimes in Libya would “be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction” of their own country. It was inserted despite Susan Rice, the US ambassador to the UN, saying that all those “who slaughter civilians” would “be held personally accountable”.

Speaking to reporters outside the council chamber, Gerard Araud, the French UN ambassador, described the paragraph as “a red line for the United States”, meaning American diplomats had been ordered by their bosses in Washington to secure it. “It was a deal-breaker, and that’s the reason we accepted this text to have the unanimity of the council,” said [Gerard] Araud. [8]

Resolution 1970 also puts an arms embargo on Tripoli and makes a whole set of demands from Libya that none of the other Arab states that are oppressing their populations have been asked to comply with. Even when reports of killings by government forces were being made, nothing of the sort was applied to Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan, or Bahrain.

In another case of double-standards and a mockery, the Arab League has also suspended Libya from the pan-Arab organization due to its use of violence. The majority of the members of the Arab League, from the Palestinian Authority to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, have brutally used violence against peaceful protesters even while they were criticizing Libya. When other Arab leaders are also using force to suppress their own citizens they are being given a platform by the U.S. and the E.U. to spurn Libya. Using a phrase used by Palestinians, Lebanese, and Iraqis to describe the behaviour of the Arab sheikhdoms and presidential dictatorships against their countries, it can be said that another “Arab conspiracy” is taking place. Libya is being betrayed, just as the corrupt heads of the members of the Arab League betrayed Palestine, Lebanon, and Iraq.

Fuelling the Flames: Arming Both Sides

In Libya, the U.S. and its E.U. partners are fanning the flames of sedition. A prolonged civil war is in their interest. It allows them to weaken Libya as a state and it has allowed them to manipulate global public opinion in a managed discourse favouring interventionism. Both deception and the tactics of divide and conquer are at play. Simply stated, the U.S. and the E.U. are playing both sides. They have provided material support to both sides. They first supported Qaddafi through military hardware and training that lasted up until the start of 2011, while they now support the forces opposed to Qaddafi. If they refer to Libya as a “killing field” then it should be pointed it out that it is a “killing field” that they created and made possible.

Washington has had a hand in all of the violence in Libya. Neither the Bush Jr. Administration nor the Obama Administration have shied away from training the Libyan military:

For FY2010, the Obama Administration requested $350,000 in International Military Education and Training (IMET) funding for Libya to “support education and training of Libyan security forces, creating vital linkages with Libyan officers after a 35-year break in contact.” Participation in the IMET program also makes the Libyan government eligible to purchase additional U.S. military training at a reduced cost. The Bush Administration’s FY2009 request for IMET funding indicated that “the Government of Libya would pay for additional training and education with national funds.” However, no IMET funding was provided in FY2009, according to State Department budget documents.

The Obama Administration also requested Foreign Military Financing assistance for Libya for the first time in FY2010, with the goal of providing assistance to the Libyan Air Force in developing its air transport capabilities and to the Libyan Coast Guard in improving its coastal patrol and search and rescue operations. FY2011 FMF assistance is being requested to support Libyan participation in a program that assists countries seeking to maintain and upgrade their U.S.-made C-130 air transport fleets. [9]

London’s arms sales to Qaddafi’s government have also been significant: “According to the Department for Business Innovation [and] Skills (BIS), £181.7 million (Dh1.09 billion)-worth of arms export licences were granted from [Britain] to Libya in the third quarter of 2010 — up from £22 million in second quarter.” [10] On the basis of the agreements between Tony Blair and Colonel Qaddafi, Britain was even training members of the Libyan police force, including a major and a brigadier, at Huddersfield University in West Yorkshire during the start of the conflict in Libya. [11]

The double-standards being applied by these powers are visible in every nuance and fabric of their actions. The Associated Press (AP) unwittingly points this out in a report summing up the London Conference on Libya:

Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said negotiations on securing Gadhafi’s exit were being conducted with “absolute discretion” and that there were options on the table that hadn’t yet been formalized.

“What is indispensable is that there be countries that are willing to welcome Gadhafi and his family, obviously to end this situation which otherwise could go on for some time,” he said.

Frattini had said earlier that he hoped some nation would offer a proposal.

But the Italian diplomat insisted there was no option of immunity for Gadhafi. “We cannot promise him a ‘safe-conduct’ pass,” he stressed. [12]

While they condemn Qaddafi, saying that he will have no “immunity,” they also are talking about a “safe-haven” where he will be immune. Furthermore, while the British have said that they know very little about the Transitional Council in Benghazi, Admiral James Stavridis  has told the U.S. Armed Service Committee that he is, either as the head of U.S. European Command (EUCOM) or NATO, very well aware of the composure of the opposition.[13] This is contradictory; in this case London says one thing, but the head of military operations for NATO says something else.

At the same time the U.S., Britain, and their allies have left open an option to even betray the Transitional Council. This is typical foreign policy behaviour for London, Washington, and their allies. William Hague has hinted about this: “‘We [meaning Britain, the U.S., and their allies] must never be complacent about the way events like this could turn out,’ Hague said. ‘If things go wrong in the region on a sustained basis, there could be new opportunities for terrorism or extremism.’” [14] Thus, the spectre of Al-Qaeda and its ties to the Transitional Council is starting to emerge in the picture and discourse.

The Propaganda War: Media Distortion about Libya

Perception management has been used to start the war against Libya and to garnish support for the aggression against Libya. This is part of a tradition that the Pentagon and NATO have followed. All the major wars the U.S. has fought in have involved major media lies. In Vietnam there was the Gulf of Tonkin incident, in Yugoslavia the claims of ethnic genocide, in Afghanistan the tragic events of 9/11 (September 11, 2011) were blamed on the Taliban, and in Iraq the lies about weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and cooperation between Baghdad and Osama bin Laden. The mainstream media has been the first line of attack in these wars of aggression.

In regards to Iraq, the U.S. government brought a false witness to the U.S. Congress who while pretending to be a Kuwaiti nurse testified that Iraqi soldiers threw 312 Kuwaiti babies out of incubators to die. [15] This was used to galvanize public opinion in the U.S. in order to go to war with Iraq in 1991. The infamous Nurse Nayirah testimony was given by Nijrah (Nayirah) Al-Sabah the daughter of the Kuwaiti envoy to Washington. She was even given acting lessons by a public relations (P.R.) firm before her false testimony, which George H. Bush Sr. referred to when justifying going to war with Iraq. [16]

 
Left: N. Al-Sabah under the alias of Nurse Nayirah telling the U.S. Congress that Iraqis killed Kuwaiti babies.
Right: Toppling of Saddam Hussein’s statue in Baghdad, a classical example of media distortion coordinated with the Pentagon. 


The Fabricated Jet Attacks on Civilians

At the end of the Gulf War, Saddam Hussein was demonized after he put down rebellions that were instigated by the U.S. and its allies. Now Qaddafi is presented like Saddam Hussein as a monster killing his own people. The justification for establishing the no-fly zones over Libya, which in effect was a smokescreen for launching an undeclared war, was the media claims that Libyan military jets were attacking civilian protesters. The Financial Times is worth quoting to illustrate how fake media reports were used to argue for military intervention by NATO leaders:

“We must not tolerate this regime using military force [referring to the the jet attacks] against its own people,” David Cameron, [the British] prime minister, said. “In that context I have asked the Ministry of Defence and the Chief of the Defence Staff to work with our allies on plans for a military no-fly zone.” [17]

U.S. and E.U. officials made hard verbal condemnations against Colonel Qaddafi when these reports about jets firing on protesters were made. There is nothing that corroborates this. The reports turned out to be false like the claims about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. These types of criminal fabrications should not be allowed to go unpunished either.

The Russian military was monitoring Libya from space and saw no signs of jet attacks on civilians. [18] No satellite evidence even showed damage caused by jets. Nor was one piece of video evidence produced about this, while all sorts of footage had been coming out of Libya. The Pentagon, the E.U., and NATO all had access to the same satellite technology and intelligence to verify if such attacks were made, which means that they knew the reports were false.

Libyan military planes only got involved later on during the conflict during missions to bomb ammunition depots to prevent the rebels from getting arms. This was fairly later in the conflict and after the media claims were made that jets were firing on protesters. Libyan air power was also virtually non-existent before and after the foreign intervention. Admiral Locklear, who is the U.S. Navy commander that led the attacks at the onset of the war, even told reporters that “[Libya’s] air force before coalition operations was ‘not in good repair,’ and that [Libya’s] tactical capability consisted of several dozen helicopters.” Despite this reality, Libyan air power was systematically portrayed as a major threat to Libyan civilians.

Who is behind the Massacres and Acts of Brutality in Libya?

Stories were also presented that Libyan forces were killing individuals from within their own ranks that refused to fight. Video evidence from within Libya actually proved that video footage presented alongside these reports about Libya was spun. It was not the Libyan forces that killed these men, but elements within the Libyan opposition. Videos showing torture and brutal treatment of civilians, including a small boy, by elements from within the ranks of the rebel fighters are also appearing.

 
It was claimed by the mainstream media that these men were killed by Qaddafi loyalists, but video evidence proves this is false.

The Salvador option is being used in Libya. Speculatively, these rebel elements were probably working as foreign agents. Footage has surfaced of a small boy in a Libyan hospital being helped by doctors after he was tortured. The doctors are looking at the little boy who has a thin pole shoved through his body, going through from near his penis all the way through to his left shoulder. The video demonstrates something very important. What happened to the little boy was not the work of any laymen. These were individuals who had to be trained in torture, because of the way the pole was sent through the body of the little boy who was not killed by the incision. This points to actors outside of Libya. These cases of torture resemble the brutal cases and murders that were being carried out in El Salvador and later in Anglo-American occupied Iraq.

It has to also be emphasized that Britain sent commandos into Iraq that were disguised as local Arabs to bomb local mosques and areas with civilians in order to create sectarian fighting amongst the Iraqis. [20] It is not beyond the realm of possibility that this is also being replicated amongst the Libyans and other Arab peoples in order to divide them and to fuel civil strife. Nor should the doctored pictures made by Britain and the U.S. about Iraqis greeting Anglo-American forces as liberators be forgotten either.

   
Members of the British SAS caught and arrested by Basra police in Iraq for planing to detonate explosives in a public area dressed as locals.

The Racist Demonization of Black Libyans by the Mainstream Media

Although Qaddafi has used mercenaries from Europe and Africa, racist and exaggerated reports about mercenaries were inseminated globally about the so-called “African mercenaries.” Many members of the Libyan military and the Libyan general population were presented as foreigners from other African countries. In reality, many Libyans are black-skinned.

Being an Arab does not ascribe one to any particular phenotype or physical look, because it is the use of the Arabic language that defines the Arab identity. Arabs can be black-skinned or of a Mediterranean complexion or of a fair-skinned complexion with blond hair. The same is true about being a Berber. This is also very true of all Libyans and other North Africans.

In Libya many Libyans are black-skinned. They are not foreigners or mercenaries. Amongst the Negroid Libyans are the Haratins (Harratins) and the Tuareg people (Kel Tamajaq or Kel Tamashq) in the south. These Libyans are as Libyan as the other inhabitants of the country. Although there are foreign mercenaries in Libya, what the outside media managed to do was present footage of some of these black-skinned Libyans serving in the Libyan military and police forces under the label of foreign mercenaries. This was done to demonize Qaddafi and to create an atmosphere for intervention, because Qaddafi was presented as killing his people with a massive army of African mercenaries. In addition, the plight and murder of the scores of “Black Libyans” or foreign workers from sub-Sahara(n) Africa, which in many cases were barbarically decapitated and mutilated, have been ignored and not even covered by the same media outlets that talked about Qaddafi using African mercenaries.

  
One of the group of men whose murder was falsely blaimed on Colonel Qaddafi.
He happens to be a black-skinned Libyan and he appears to be the highest ranking person there.

Misinformation about the Momentum of Anti-Qaddafi Protests

Leading up to the war on Libya, all sorts of inaccurate reports were fabricated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Sky News, CNN, and other major networks. For example Al Jazeera reported that Shokri Ghanem, a top energy official in Libya, had fled Libya, but Reuters confirmed that this was not true. [21] Ghamen protested to Al Jazeera’s misreporting in an interview with Reuters: “‘This is not true, I am in my office and I will be on TV in a few minutes’ Ghamen said by telephone.” [22]

At the very outset of the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq the Western media reported almost daily that U.S. tanks were near the gates of Baghdad. Something similar has been reported about Libya in regards to the anti-Qaddafi protests. Incorrect reports were also made about cities that had fallen, but in reality old videos were being aired or footage of other Libyan cities were being shown on network television. 

Other reports claimed that there was major fighting in Tripoli and parts of the city had fallen, when Tripoli was actually peaceful for days. Later on, the words “claim” and “claimed” were systematically used when these reports were made in an effort to vindicate distorted or incorrect information. On February 26, 2011 reports were made claiming that all the main Libyan cities were no longer under the control of the Libyan government.

This was false. Cities like Sabha (in central Libya), Sirte/Surt (on the coastal mid-point of Libya), Ghat (on the southern border with Algeria), Al-Jufra, Al-Azizya (close to Tripoli), and Tripoli itself were all under the control of Qaddafi’s government. [23] Overall the original coverage of the events in Libya grossly blew the violence out of proportion in order to justify the agenda of foreign intervention. Like the case of Iraq, with time the people of the world will realize this, but will those who helped create these fabricated reports be held accountable for starting and supporting a war?

Mu joy

At the start of the NATO intervention in North Africa, the Libyan government in Tripoli reported that French and Qatari fighter jets were shot down. The Libyan government exhibited on Jamahiriya News what it claimed were three downed French and two downed Qatari pilots. The news came during the opening salvos of the war and it was brief and was never discussed subsequently.[24] Additionally, the Libyan government and the Libyan Jamahiriya Broadcasting Corporation also tried to present the capture of an Italian civilian vessel as a military victory by Libya against Italy and NATO.

Despite what foreign media sources were claiming at the outset of the revolt, the Qaddafi government was in control of most of the country with the support of the majority of the population, specifically in the western and southern parts of Libya. Hereto, Qaddafi still has wide support within the security and military apparatus of his country, not to mention his own tribe, militias, and the common people of Tripoli.

What the war against Libya has done is widen Qaddafi’s base of support. Patriotism has been a huge factor. Many good people who opposed Qaddafi at one point or another have united and locked ranks with Qaddafi and his regime. They have done this, because they believe that they have to stand united to save Libya from falling prey to the U.S. and its coalition and becoming a new and divided colony. To them Qaddafi is not the real target, Libya and Africa are the real targets.

In a manner of speaking the good, the bad, and the ugly have been united under the Libyan regime’s ranks. This is also one of the reasons why the Pentagon and NATO are working to make sure that internal divisions in Libya continue to be fuelled. They will use the Libyan people against one another to divide Libya.

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya specializes on the Middle East and Central Asia. He is a Research Associate for the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG).
 

Notes

1  Cyrenaica is a name that is being used more frequently now by the press and governments in North America and the European Union, including the U.S. government. It was a name used for Eastern Libya from antiquity. It was last officially used in Libya in the era of the monarchy.

2  Christopher M. Blanchard and James Zanotti,  “Libya: Background and U.S. Relations,” Congressional Research Service (CRS), February 18, 2011, p.6.

3  Thus, citizens have the right to take up arms against any illegitimate authority that uses violence to maintain control over them, whether this is an occupying power or an oppressive regime. It is under the umbrella of this principle that resistance movements carry arms and that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was created. The protesters in Benghazi could be understood as exercising a natural right in achieving their emancipation. To justify this, however, their motives and their intent have to be known. If chaos or emancipation were goals has to be questioned and if the riot started due to external actors must also be taken into play.

4  This does not justify the action of any governments or authorities, but it has to be acknowledged that it is standard practice.

5  Nicole Gaouette, “Clinton Says Arab League Vote for No-Fly Zone Changed Minds,” Bloomberg, March 16, 2011.

6  United Nations Security Council, U.N. Security Council Resolution 1970 (Peace and Security in Africa), 6491st Meeting, February 26, 2011, S/RES/1970 (2011): <http://www.un.org/Docs/sc/unsc_resolutions11.htm&gt;; the selection and wording of the name for Resolution 1970 was used as a means to disguise the violation of Libyan sovereignty.

7  Ibid., pp.2-3.

8  Jonathan Swaine, “Libya: African mercenaries ‘immune from prosecution for war crimes,’” The Daily Telegraph (U.K.), February 27, 2011.

9  Blachard and Zanotti, “Libya: Background and U.S.,” Op. cit, p.14.

10  Alice Johnson, “Fox Defend’s West’s arms sales to Libya,” Gulf News, April 3, 2011.

11  David Barrett and Rebecca Lefort, “Britain trains 100 members of Gaddafi’s feared police,” The Daily Telegraph (U.K.), March 6, 2011.

12  David Stringer, “Top envoys agree Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi must step down but don’t discuss arming rebels,” Associated Press (AP), March 29, 2011.

13  Ibid.; United States Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. European Command and U.S. Strategic Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2012 and the Future Years Defense Program,112th Congress, 2011, 1st Session, 29 March 2011.

14  Stringer, “Top envoys agree,” Op. cit.

15  To Sell A War, Martyn Gregory (Thames Television. 1992).

16  Ibid.

17  Daniel Bombay, James Blitz, and Roula Khalaf, “West casts military net around Libya,” Financial Times, March 1, 2011.

18  “‘Airstrikes in Libya did not take place’ – Russian military,” News, Russia Today (RT) (Moscow: March 1, 2011); the RT report was made by journalist Irina Galushko.

19  Karen Parrish, “Task force commander provides Libya update,” American Forces Press Service, March 22, 2011.

20  British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) News, “Iraq probe into soldier incident,” September 20, 2005.

21  Alexander Lawler, “Libya top oil official says still in office,” Reuters, March 31, 2011.

22  Ibid.

23  During the times of the reports, this was verified as incorrect through personal accounts from within Libya.

24  On a personal note, personal internal contacts in Libya tried to get the images of the pilots, which Libyan state-television had aired, and their information, but Libyan broadcasters would not release it. Security reasons were used to justify the decision. Libyan state-television also directed the personal contacts to the Intelligence Ministry, which would not release any of the information or the images. This was all preposterous, because the images were already aired and presented to the public in Libya.

25  David Zucchino, “The voice of Libya’s rebellion is up and spinning,” The Los Angeles Times, April 7, 2011.

26  Ibid.

27  Ibid.

28  David D. Kirkpatrick, “Hopes for a Qaddafi Exit, and Worries of What Comes Next,” The New York Times, March 21, 2011.

29  Russian News and Information Agency (RIA Novosti), “All five Russian journalists set free by Libyan rebels,” April 8, 2011; ITAR-TASS, “FM insists Russian journalists observe security rules in Libya,” April 9, 2011.

30  Kirkpatrick, “Hopes for a Qaddafi Exit,” Op. cit.

31  Liam Fox, “Liam Fox: Libya crisis shows why we’re right on defence reform,” The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.), February 26, 2011.

July 6, 2011
NATO War Crimes: Depleted Uranium Found in Libya by Scientists  http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=25510by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
Global Research, July 5, 2011

War crimes and crimes against humanity have been and continue to be committed in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya by NATO. Amongst these crimes, the Atlantic Alliance has been using depleted uranium against Libya, specifically civilians and civilian infrastructure.

Bombed sites in Libya have been visited by professional scientists working in the Surveying and Collecting Specimens and Laboratory Measuring Group. The scientists and trained experts have conducted field surveys looking for radioactive isotopes (radioisotopes) at bombed sites. The samples from these sites were then scientifically analyzed at the laboratories of the Nuclear Energy Institution of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

Analysis in Libya through inductively coupled plasma has shown that several sites contain even higher than expected doses of uranium. Holes caused by NATO missiles also have high radioactive measurements, as do the fragments of NATO ordinance. Sites analyzed by the teams of scientists include Bab Al-Azizia and Souk Al-Ahad.

The teams of scientists have found it hard to conduct their important work during the NATO bombings. They have put their health in jeopardy and their lives at risk. Moreover, many of these sites have been bombed numerous times and again on different days. This adds an extra dimension of danger to the teams.

The U.S. and NATO are using “dirty bombs” in Libya. These are the countries that claim that Iran and Syria are attempting to make nuclear weapons. So far, however, it is these very same countries that are using weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and use nuclear technology in an irresponsible and criminal manner. An international war crimes tribunal is in order. The Obama Administration, Nicolas Sarkozy, David Cameron, and NATO cannot be allowed to stand with impunity.

Examples of bombed civilian structures:


© Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, CRG and Réseau Voltaire, 2011.


© Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, CRG and Réseau Voltaire, 2011.


© Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, CRG and Réseau Voltaire, 2011.


© Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, CRG and Réseau Voltaire, 2011.

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya is a Research Associate for the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG). He is currently in Libya as an international observer and member of an international group of journalists and writers from Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya is a frequent contributor to Global Research.  Global Research Articles by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

Gearing Up For US/UK/FRANCE False Flag of Invasion For Libyan Assets/Oil/AFRICOM Expansion

Quote Originally Posted by galantarie View Post
We are not trying to get American reps on the Libyan “side” !. We want the USA to STOP THE BOMBING and leave Libyans alone. Gadhafi DID NOT START THIS WAR. FRANCE, the CIA and MI6 started the conflict.

You forgot the CFR… the CFR are the inciters and today’s world of evil motherfuckers. CFR is the “Contracted HITMAN for the CIA” It’s just that people, no matter where their origin and place be, are too ignorant to know how these groups and government agents work. Honsi Mubarak was going to purchase $4-5 Billion(With USAID money) in Russian advanced weaponry (Mig-29s, SU-35Ms, etc…) when the US refused to sell Egypt the F-15E Strike Eagle after Israeli agents infiltrated the Egyptian Air Forces and revealed their TOP GUN simulation war games were against Israel. Once the CFR/CIA/Mi6/DGSE ignited the rebellion, ousting of Mubarak, the CFR agents followed-up, they were on EVERY American news station, political dialog show… all of them. Additionally, the US State Department and their $60+ Billion in funds, use foreign nations to bribe nations governments and launder money back to US Military Industrial Complex, Oil, High Tech, Political corporations.

Bombing with depleted uranium huge-bunker busters that are contaminating the Great JAMAHIRIYA, the purity of the SAHARA water-way pipeline and killing and maiming thousands.

We’ve posted here on this problem happening in Libya… I personally put up former Congresswoman Cindy McKinney’s speeches by RT and US peace groups when she arrived back in the US last week. McKinney travel and spent 2 weeks with Independent/Freelance news sources, investigating and talking about this very problem. We all need to just communicate the usage of DU weaponry to everyone, to grow opposition to the destruction of a nation and it’s resources. Continue your communications on all the social networking avenues…

We are pleading for America to get out of this and stop the bombing. Is that too much to ask of the US Government?

Pleading to the Imperial Empire aka Washington DC is a waste of time. Their game plan conspiring with their usual accomplices/suspects was drafted long ago. Obama even purchased $1 Billion (first installment) in Russian HIND Mi/17/21 helicopters for the Afghani military for a UN abstention on 1973. China received lucrative contracts in both Afghanistan and Iraq for their abstention.

Who gave Obama the right to go against the law of his own land and bomb Libya?

Democracy is the false pretense to the people of choice. A Billion people protested around the planet on just one day, in opposition to George W Bush/Dick Chenney/etc invading Iraq. That didn’t stop them, there’s like 965 recorded lies on the pretense to invasion in Iraq, do you really think it will be any different with Washington DC telling the truth on Libya? Plea to the Africa nations, to allies to Libya, unfortunately, the global thugs, the banksters, and Money Masters have set the wheels in motion of what they want.

And now, Obama is planning a ground invasion as well? And you, COWSLEY are asking why we go to plea with American representatives? Do you know what is even occurring. IT IS MASS GENOCIDE!

We’re all aware what is going on in Libya… unfortunately, the American Corporate Media is the 4th Branch of the US Federal Government. They’re the Public Relations firms for whatever agenda the government desires. I’ll repeat it again, each week, executive representatives from all the major media outlets(TV/airwaves/print) meet at the White House to go over what news to push and what news to censor.

Here’s my favorite caption, pass it along, because this is how it all works, Germany did this False Flag Ops to Poland 1939. Obama just gave Chancellor Merkle the US Presidential Medal of Freedom… to keep her mouth shut and for Germany’s abstention from UN Res 1973:

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http://www.france24.com/en/20110711-gaddafi-government-“negotiating”-with-france-libya-france

Gaddafi regime ‘in talks with France’, says Saif al-Islam
Saif al-Islam, the son of Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi, told an Algerian newspaper on Monday that his father’s administration was negotiating with the French government, rather than the rebel National Transitional Council.
By News Wires (text)
REUTERS – Saif al-Islam, a son of the Libyan leader, said his father’s administration was in talks with the French government, according to an interview published on Monday in an Algerian newspaper.
“The truth is that we are negotiating with France and not with the rebels,” the El Khabar newspaper quoted Saif al-Islam as saying in an interview in Tripoli.
“Our envoy to (Nicolas) Sarkozy said that the French president was very clear and told him ‘We created the (rebel) council, and without our support, and money, and our weapons, the council would have never existed’,” it quoted Saif al-Islam as saying.
“France said: ‘When we reach an agreement with you (Tripoli), we will force the council to cease fire’,” the newspaper quoted Gaddafi’s son as saying.
The comments were published a few hours after French Defence Minister Gerard Longuet, in a television interview, said it was time for the rebel National Transitional Council to come to the negotiating table with Gaddafi’s administration.
France has been one of the leading hawks in the Western coalition trying to force Gaddafi to relinquish power, but Longuet’s comments suggested a growing impatience with the progress of the campaign against the Libyan leader.

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    ALERT: RUSSIAN SATELITE IMAGES CONTRADICT MAINSTREAM MEDIA REPORTS ON LIBYA
    http://libya360.wordpress.com/2011/03/02/alert-russian-satelite-images-contradict-mainstream-media-reports-on-libya/
    02 Wednesday Mar 2011

    Posted by Alexandra in LIBYA, MEDIA LIES

    Alexandra Valiente. Libya 360°. 3.2.11

    Although this is “soft criticism” of Al Jazeera and the BBC, the critical point made is that there have been NO airstrikes whatsoever in Libya. Russia will not be the only nation that has this information.

    The U.S. and NATO have the same satelite evidence. The United Nations would have known this when they adopted Resolution 1970 which grants immunity to the U.S. for any crimes committed in Libya (past, present and future).

    So why the invasion?

    The only fighting is between Gaddafi’s militias and the CIA backed coup – terrorist mercenaries.

    Who are these so-called “eye-witnesses” Al Jazeera relies on?

    These scripted reports come from CIA sponsored operatives in Libya, which operate under various names as listed here.

    When it comes to all reports out of Libya, (99% unverified) question everything mainsteam media say while they shill for imperialist intervention and takeover of a sovereign nation and its resources.

    This article quoting a Bosnian woman who just left Libya is worth reading.
    “Nobody’s life is threatened in Tripoli, the media are lying!”.

    AL JAZEERA WORKING HAND IN GLOVE WITH MOVEMENTS.ORG

    Al Jazeera has been the leading media outlet fomenting unrest through their coverage of uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East.

    A brief search uncovered the following information that connects Al Jazeera with the agenda of Movements.org.

    Ahmed Sheik is the editor-in-Chief of Al Jazeera. He is also on the advisory Board, Soliya[1]
    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Ahmed_Sheik

    “Since 2008 Karim El Mantawi has helped coordinate the implementation of Al Jazeera’s Soliya flagship program that directly connects university students in the Middle East, North Africa, South-Asia, Europe and the United States via groundbreaking online collaboration and communication technology. He is currently Soliya’s Outreach Officer, focused on expanding the organization’s network of partner universities to enable more students to use to new media technologies to foster dialogue, mutual respect and understanding. El Mantawi was born in Egypt and raised in Sri Lanka, the United States, India, Austria and Japan. He recently completed his graduate studies in Media, Peace and Conflict at the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. Previously, El Mantawi engaged professionally with print media, documentary video production and youth media, coaching young volunteers in video-reporting techniques.” [1]

    He was both a coordinator and delegate of the 2010 conferrence-training with Movements.org.
    ↑ 2010 Attendees, Movements.org

    In this blog on Movements.org, the author emphasizes the important role twitter played in giving networks like Al Jazeera and France 24 their content. One must ask what kind of news network would abandon solid journalistic investigation and analysis in favor of unverified video footage from spurious sources, the AYM-Freedom House network of twits and CIA backed “fake opposition” interviews?

    As Yoichi Shimatsu reports;

    “Not by coincidence, when confronted by Libyan officials, Al Jazeera producers admitted to broadcasting faked tapes, for example, of jets flying (in daylight) over protesters (in nighttime darkness). That admission of falsified images could back the regime’s claims of atrocities against civilians were exaggerated and sometimes fabricated”

    He goes on to say;

    “Al Jazeera is financed and owned by the royal family of Qatar.
    Just two weeks prior to the first Cairo protests, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent three days in Doha, Qatar, to establish a special “partnership” with Qatar. She spoke at the Forum for the Future alongside Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani. Gadhafi in his televised address appealed to Qatar, saying that he could not understand how a “brother could turn against one of his brothers.”

    Thus for the Libyan brother-guide/leader to renounce his new ties with the U.S. and accuse Washington of instigating protests*1 cannot be mad ravings but must have some basis in fact.”

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    This page may be republished for non-commercial purposes as long as reprints include a verbatim copy of the article in its entirety, respecting its integrity and cite the author and Libya 360° as the source including a live link to the article.

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    CIA BASE FILES ON COVERT OPS IN LIBYA

    02 Wednesday Mar 2011

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    CIA BASE FILES ON NTC AND NFSL

    Mar 26, 1996 by rmcgehee
    A New Successful Covert Operation

    Reuters news reports yesterday state that unrest in the Jabal Akhdar
    mountains of Eastern Libya is caused by armed rebels who may have
    joined escaped prisoners in an uprising against the government.

    This is an operation to overthrow Gaddafi led by Col. Khalifa Haftar,
    of a contra-style group based in the United States called the Libyan
    National Army. The army is the military wing of the Salvation Front for
    the Liberation of Libya.

    It is obvious that the CIA is behind this group and indicates
    a new “awakening” for the CIA now that it has been cleared
    and re-energized by all the various official exonerations; and
    led by the new Director Deutch who pushes for more covert operations.
    With “Mr. Intervention,” Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign
    Relations advising the government on intervening via mililtary and
    covert operations toward China and probably also Libya and the rest
    of the world, we can expect a number of additional “successful”
    CIA covert operations similar to that of Vietnam, Central America and
    Afghanistan.
    Ralph McGehee
    CIABASE

    Information from CIABASE files reveals:

    Academia

    Libya, 92 Most guerrillas of cia-backed national salvation front from
    Libyan students living in u.s. And europe. Washington post 4/18/92 a15

    Assassinations

    Libya, 84 In may 84 15 gunmen attacked the residence of col. Qadhafi. A
    Sudan-based group called the national libya salvation front claimed
    Responsibility for the attack. Nair, k. (1986). Devil and his dart 98

    Libya, 84 The cia backed, trained and continues to support the exile
    Group that tried to assassinate qaddafi in 84. The plot failed and qaddafi
    Executed a number of the group. The cia-backed group is called the national
    Front for the salvation of libya (nfsl) and is led by gen youssef
    Magarieff. The saudis have provided $7 million to the nfsl. Cia agents
    Advised nfsl leaders and trained their recruits in western europe, sudan
    And morocco. Jack anderson washington post 6/12/85

    Libya, saudi arabia, 84 Despite an executive order forbidding
    Assassinations, the cia trained and supported the national front for the
    Salvation of libya before, during and after its attempt to assassinate
    Qaddafi on 5/8/84. The anti-qaddafi group was slaughtered in a day-long
    Battle less than a mile from the barracks where qaddafi was. Group’s
    Leader, youssef magarieff, went ahead with op to show his cia and saudi
    Arabian backers what they got for support. Jack anderson washington post
    11/8/85

    Covert a

    China, 96. The Washington Post reported 3/24/96 that the Secretary of Defense
    William J. Perry and other top Pentagon officials discussed policy
    toward China with independent expert Richard Haass. (The author of the
    book, Intervention). Page 31.

    Chad, 91 Former chad chief of staff, and his patriotic salvation movement
    (Mps) preferred by france and libya. And u.s. Forced to remove its 700-man
    Libyan national liberation army (nla). Saudi arabia had set up bank account
    In libreville, gabon under control of dr. Yusuf al-margariaf. Since 81
    Had been secretary-general of national front for salvation of libya (nfsl).
    In 81 a nie said funding for qaddafi’s opponents came from saudi arabia,
    Egypt, morocco and iraq. Some believe nfsl created by cia in early 80s.
    Morocco provided nfsl trg in 81-82. In 84 front based in sudan. Later in
    Egypt. In 89 when egypt and libya became friends nfsl moved to ndjamena,
    Where it spliced with nla. Israel lent trainers. Nls’s 700 contras
    Recruited from among 2,000 libyan prisoners taken by chad in border
    Skirmishes between 83-87. Col abdoulgassim khalifa hafter made nla
    Commander. Group turned over to 30 u.s. Military advisers for training in
    Commando and terrorist ops. Nla also intended for use against sudan and
    Other countries. Sudanese people’s liberation army (spla) shut down. Office
    Described as u.s. Chadian op. In 89 op centered in villa of head of chad’s
    Secret service, the dds, and staffed by u.s. Personnel. U.s. Finally
    Admitted nla a u.s. Op in 3/91. Israel used cameroons intel orgs and sent
    Instructors run nla trg centers. U.s. Apparently had major supply base at
    Yoko in central cameroon. Further details treverton, g. (1987). Covert
    Action summer 91 47-51

    Chad, libya, israel, 90-91 Fall of pres habre in chad in dec 90 ended a
    Major u.s.-israeli covert war against libya. Cia-created libyan national
    Liberation army (lnla) assembled from prisoners taken by chad between
    83-87. Group had just laid mines in s. Libya. “Africa confidential” 1/6/89
    Reported u.s. And israel est series of bases in chad, cameroon, gabon and
    Central african republic where group aka contras trained. Originally group
    Called national front for salvation of libya (nfsl). Op funded in part by
    Saudi arabia. After change gvt in chad cia reportedly flew out 1st group of
    100 libyan contras. Iric reported on 12/7/90 2 burly u.s. Diplomats kept
    Them from interviewing 200 pows being loaded onto u.s. Plane. Icrc tried
    Gain access to libyan pows for years. U.s. Air force flew contras to
    Nigeria where possibly at libya’s request for repatriation. Israeli foreign
    Affairs 1/91 1-5

    Egypt, libya, 81-87 Before sadat’s assassination, secretary state haig
    Referred to qaddafi as a cancer that has to be cut out. On 6/18/81
    President had signed secret intel finding directing cia to provide
    Non-lethal support and training to anti-qaddafi exiles. In october, former
    Libyan diplomat mohammed mugharief founded national front for salvation of
    Libya, underwritten largely by cia with help of saudi arabia. Based in
    Sudan, front established a propaganda radio station. Martin, d. & walcott,
    J. (1988). Best laid plans 79

    Libya. A reporter from arab newspaper al-hayat allowed to visit national
    Front for salvation of libya – an arab opposition group in u.s. Territory.
    Leader of national liberation army is col. Khalifa hafter who said front
    Has 400 fighters in u.s. Located in (virginia?) 4 hours from d.c. Libyan
    Group said they waiting right moment to return to libya. The 400 men are in
    25 states and are given regular military training. From al-hayat newspaper
    12/18/91. Top secret autumn-winter 92 28-9

    Libya, 73-88 U.s./cia waging a secret war against qaddafi for 15 years.
    Through surrogates, agents, national proxies, armies developed from
    Crumbling remnants of libyan opposition movements, and in 86, actual
    Military intervention. In early 80s cia established links with national
    Front for the salvation of libya. Cia strengthened nfsl, headed by aly
    Abuzaakouk. In 81 cia and pentagon plan code-named op early call, designed
    To provoke qaddafi into attacking sudan by faking a pro-libyan takeover of
    Sudan gvt. Plan discovered by qaddafi. In may 84 cia supported a coup that
    Crushed bloodily with more than 75 plotters killed. Libyan task force group
    Chief, vince cannistraro, and nsc officer donald fortier, made plan that
    Included arming libyan dissident groups in egypt and algeria. Ddi, r.
    Gates, suggested u.s. Support an egyptian invasion of libya – op called
    Flower/rose stopped by sos shultz. Perry, m. (1992). Eclipse: the last days
    Of the cia 165

    Libya, 81-83 On june 18, 81 president signed intel finding directing cia
    To provide non-lethal support to anti-quaddfi exiles. In oct a former
    Libyan diplomat, mohammed mugharief, founded national front for salvation
    Of libya – underwritten by cia with help from saudi arabia. Based in sudan
    It established a radio station and began looking for prominent exiles. Blp
    79. On 12/10/91 president signed national security decision directive 16 –
    That established task force to implement new libya policy. Martin, d. &
    Walcott, j. (1988). Best laid plans 81

    Libya, 81-92 The national salvation front has no fixed hqs. Its leader,
    Ibrahim sahad, operates out of his home in virginia. Front forced to move
    From morocco to sudan and then out of arab world altogether and close down
    Its radio station in sudan and then egypt. Front once had hundreds of
    Troops recruited from libyan soldiers captured in chad. About 350 brought
    To us by cia after chad gvt expelled them. Now they scattered in 25 states.
    In 84 front launched an unsuccessful rocket and machine-gun attack against
    Military barracks of bab aziziyya – usually used as a residence by gadhafi.
    Most guerrillas libyan students living in u.s. And europe. In dec 91 “al
    Hayat” from front sources wrote “libyan contra camp in america,” and said
    400 rebels are preparing to fight – they training in the u.s. Washington
    Post 4/18/92 a15

    Document

    Iran, france, 85 The front for the salvation of iran (fsi), backed by the
    Cia, printed and distributed a million copies of a fake iranian postal
    Stamp showing the faces of amini and the young shah. Taheri, a. (1988).
    Nest of spies 150

    Domestic op

    Libya. A reporter from arab newspaper al-hayat allowed to visit national
    Front for salvation of libya – an arab opposition group in u.s. Territory.
    Leader of the national liberation army is col. Khalifa hafter who said
    Front has 400 fighters in u.s. Located in (virginia?) 4 hours from d.c.
    Libyan group said they waiting right moment to return to libya. The 400 men
    Are in 25 states and are given regular military training. From al-hayat
    Newspaper 12/18/91. Top secret autumn-winter 92 28-9

    Front org

    Libya. National front for the salvation of libya. An anti-qadaffi exile
    Group supported by cia. Carl, l. (1990). The international dictionary of
    Intelligence 252

    Libya, 84 In may 84 15 gunmen attacked the residence of col. Qadhafi. A
    Sudan-based group called the national libya salvation front claimed
    Responsibility for the attack. Nair, k. (1986). Devil and his dart 98

    Liaison

    Chad, 91 Former chad chief of staff, and his patriotic salvation movement
    (Mps) preferred by france and libya. And u.s. Forced to remove its 700-man
    Libyan national liberation army (nla). Saudi arabia had set up bank account
    In libreville, gabon under control of dr. Yusuf al-margariaf. Since 81
    Had been secretary-general of national front for salvation of libya (nfsl).
    In 81 a nie said funding for qaddafi’s opponents came from saudi arabia,
    Egypt, morocco and iraq. Some believe nfsl created by cia in early 80s.
    Morocco provided nfsl trg in 81-82. In 84 front based in sudan. Later in
    Egypt. In 89 when egypt and libya became friends nfsl moved to ndjamena,
    Where it spliced with nla. Israel lent trainers. Nls’s 700 contras
    Recruited from among 2,000 libyan prisoners taken by chad in border
    Skirmishes between 83-87. Colo abdoulgassim khalifa hafter made nla
    Commander. Group turned over to 30 u.s. Military advisers for training in
    Commando and terrorist ops. Nla also intended for use against sudan and
    Other countries. Sudanese people’s liberation army (spla) shut down. Office
    Described as u.s. Chadian op. In 89 op centered in villa of head of chad’s
    Secret service, the dds, and staffed by u.s. Personnel. U.s. Finally
    Admitted nla a u.s. Op in 3/91. Israel used cameroons intel orgs and sent
    Instructors run nla trg centers. U.s. Apparently had major supply base at
    Yoko in central cameroon. Further details covert action information
    Bulletin (now covert action quarterly) summer 91 47-51

    Overthrow

    Libya, israel, 87-89 Israel and u.s. Training “contra force of libyans”
    In number of west and central african countries. They called “national
    Front for salvation of libya,” and located in chad. Contras from about 2000
    Libyan prisoners war, leader khalifa haftar. Cia controls weapons. Saudi
    Arabia contributed to libyan contras. Israeli foreign affairs 2/89 1,6

    Propaganda

    Egypt, libya, 81-87 Before sadat’s assassination, secretary state haig
    Referred to qaddafi as a cancer that has to be cut out. On 6/18/81
    President had signed secret intel finding directing cia to provide
    Non-lethal support and training to anti-qaddafi exiles. In october, former
    Libyan diplomat mohammed mugharief founded national front for salvation of
    Libya, underwritten largely by cia with help of saudi arabia. Based in
    Sudan, front established a propaganda radio station. Martin, d. & walcott,
    J. (1988). Best laid plans 79

    Publication
    http://libya360.wordpress.com/2011/03/02/cia-base-files-on-covert-ops-in-libya/
    Libya, 81-83 On june 18, 81 president signed intel finding directing cia
    To provide non-lethal support to anti-quaddfi exiles. In oct a former
    Libyan diplomat, mohammed mugharief, founded national front for salvation
    Of libya – underwritten by cia with help from saudi arabia. Based in sudan
    It established a radio station and began looking for prominent exiles.
    Martin, d. & walcott, j. (1988). Best laid plans 79

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    Extreme Islam [claiming the Koran as a guideline for their actions]: for them, Gadafi & Ahmadinejad and those like them, are INFIDELS! Gadafi shaves [“Shaving the beard is a disobedience to Allah / disobedience to the Messenger], wants women educated, uses women in security positions, has an open-press & tv system, respects the earth and nature, admires art, western-civilisation-music, is an excellent politial theoretician: And he was slowly (42 years) teaching his Libyan people how to self-govern, when all that was disrupted by an explosive combination of Islamic extremists[ infiltrating his nation —basicly from ARMED al-Queda] combined with duped-internet-saavy-youth who “wanted it all & now, as in The West”!.
    The USA attacked Libya before (in April 1986) “to fulfill the Bible prophecy” : (quote) “The Lord shall bring a nation [USA] against thee from afar, which will swoop down like a vulture” ! In doing so, the U.S. killed Gadafi’s adopted 4-year-old daughter and directly 59 others that day, not counting those who died afterwards and those wounded, which included 2 of Gadhafi’s sons severely. [I AM EDITING THIS post mortem–as one of those two little boys, Saif al-Arab was destined to die, along with 3 of Gadhafi’s Grandchildren (a little girl of Aischa’s and 2 of Mohammed’s) at 6 PM in the evening of 29 APRIL 2011. ‘Though Gadhafi’s wife was reported to be at the house, she was not inside. Moammar Gadhafi was outside playing with the family’s animals when the DU missile struck the house. But Saif and the little ones were inside. They were crushed to death. The whole house was demolished; by only good fortune, Moammar Gadhafi was unscathed outside of a minor hand wound.]
    This time, the U.S. will not rule-out nuclear proliferation “if need be”!
    My comment is this: HOW TWISTED CAN THE WEST GET???…with the USA leading the insanity to appease a public calling for “blood” !
    So, “the ‘Christian’ West” is siding with the extreme-Arabs now, because they need their OIL, and assets….and The West is scared as to what will happen if they do not! So they are encouraging the blood-letting and this disasterous CIVIL WAR (which they themselves created)! They are afraid of insurrections in their own countries; and are worried that uprisings might occur there too. [Madison, Wisconsin was just the begining. It is already spreading.] And in the mean-time, poor women like ASIA BIBI are rotting away in dungeons waiting for their heads to come-off!, and their unlocked-up relatives are afraid to even see the dawn break!

      • GADHAFI LOVES van BEETHOVEN, and he has good hopes for America’s young Generation

        This Interview was originally web posted to FinalCall.com on 18 Nov.1999

        [Editor’s note: ] At the invitation of Muammar Al-Gadhafi, The Final Call was granted an exclusive interview with the Libyan Leader on the heels of the very successful OAU Extraordinary Meeting in Sirte, Libya, where the African Union was created on 9.9.1999. The press delegation was headed by Final Call Editor James Muhammad, and included writer Jehron Hunter of Philadelphia, photo journalist Monica Morgan of Detroit and Akbar Muhammad, international representative of the Nation of Islam and advisor to Minister Louis Farrakhan on African affairs. Bro. Gadhafi’s passion to work on the unification of Africa was consistently expressed throughout the interview.
        ___________________________
        The man who threw-out British and American bases from Libya and the Italian settler-colonialists, predicts the imminent break-up of the United States of America, says: “The will of the African peoples will be victorious in the end”….

        Gadhafi at his computer

        After seven years of sanctions and embargos Bro. Gadhafi appeared energized and ready to move his country forward. His vision for a United States of Africa and the trial of two Libyan Nationals, which is also scheduled to start in February of 2000, seems to be on the top of his agenda. Bro. Gadhafi claims that the two accused are innocent and they will be cleared of all charges. Bro. Gadhafi is also author of “The Green Book,” his thoughts on a new social world order published in 1972.

        During the interview, Bro. Gadhafi, through an interpreter, articulated his strong desire to see Africans from the Diaspora involved in this process of forming a United States of Africa. He is inviting Africans in the Diaspora to join a conference of NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) of Africa. The conference will take place the first week of February 2000. At this conference Bro. Gadhafi will discuss how Africans in the Diaspora and NGOs can move the process for the United States of Africa forward.

        Final Call News | FinalCall.com
        (FCN):

        When you first launched the revolution, you had a particular thought and goal in mind. What was your desire for Libya then, and how has it evolved over the last 30 years?

        Muammar Gadhafi (MG): The objective was to liberate Libya because Libya was a colonized country. Libya at that time had five American military bases on it. Furthermore, Libya also had a few British military bases, and 20,000 Italian settlers were in Libya at the time. They controlled all the economic activity and all the arable land. The revolution I had in mind was to change the world. We feel that we have put forward and submitted a theory that may change the world.

        Even though the current generation may not understand and fully grasp this theory, the forthcoming generation will be able to grasp it and understand it fully.
        FCN: How relevant is the Green Book today in light of the changes that have taken place in the world?

        MG: Whatever is taking place in developments and changes in the world is an explanation and interpretation of “The Green Book.” An example is that when nobody thought there would be a separation in the Soviet Union or in Czechoslovakia or in Yugoslavia, “The Green Book” prophesied and stated that countries that have many nationalities one day would break up into small nationalist entities. Such a thing happened. The Soviet Union was broken up according to the nationalist entities; Yugoslavia was broken up. Such a thing may also apply to the United States of America because if the United States of America is composed of various races, nationalities and nationalist entities, then one day there will be a conflict and they will break up and form their own nationalist entities. Even India, if it is composed of many and various religions and nationalities, one day will break up and they will separate from each other. Also in “The Green Book,” it is stated that the workers, the wage earners, one day will become partners despite the will of the owners, the employers. Today we have seen so many big companies are giving property and shares to the wage earners. The popular socialism, which is heralded by “The Green Book,” is being imposed on the world now.

        FCN: In an interview you gave in the Inside the Middle East magazine in 1983, a question was asked about mistakes that had been made and you were quoted as saying there were “mistakes made in good faith.” Can you talk about some of the alleged mistakes that they suggested that you had made in the formulation of the Jamahiriya?

        MG: For sure there may have been some mistakes because we learn from life and experiences. When you work you are bound to make mistakes. Also, the changes that took place in the world also should be taken into consideration.
        FCN: In 1982 the 19th Assembly of the OAU (Organization of African Unity) was scheduled to take place here in Tripoli, however that meeting did not take place because a quorum wasn‘t reached and the meeting was canceled. It was said that 19 states boycotted the meeting. What do you think the real reason was that they did not show up?

        MG: At the time there were traitorous governments and America was able to give them orders not to go to Tripoli. At the time there was one or two countries less than the needed two-thirds quorum.

        FCN: Then in 1999 you had some 43 heads of state here for a special session of the OAU. What made the difference?

        MG: It is because the stooges have been taken off the throne. America actually loses when it depends on the traitorous or stooge governments and when it depends on agents and traitors. America should acknowledge the will of the African peoples. The will of the African peoples will be victorious in the end. If America wants to have a mutual interest with Africa, she should then respect Africa. The policy of creating stooges and traitors and the policy of exchanging (replacing) patriotic and nationalist governments, this is a policy that is doomed to fail. First of all, peoples will hate America because of this policy. The second reason is that the stooges or the traitors made by America will not live forever, they cannot continue; one day they will be overthrown. And the change in this case will be against America because the governments or the systems that have been changed are traitorous, they are made by America, the people overthrow them and thus the people hate America in return. This is a piece of advice from me to America.

        FCN: When the United States of Africa becomes a reality, what kind of leader will it take to run it? Will you be a candidate?

        MG: Excuse me, but don’t put this question in this way. Allow me to say that because we don’t want to focus on who will be in government or who will rule. This will cause us to deviate from the noble objective and great work to a lower level. We want Africa to be united and we want Africa to govern itself by itself. We don’t want anyone to rule Africa.

        FCN: The west continues to use the terminology sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa instead of Africa as a whole. Do you think this is intentional?

        MG: This is a malicious policy but it is exposed. They want to define Africa geographically and from the ethnic point of view. But Africans themselves have made the Sahara or the desert a bridge, not a partition. The proof of that is now there are more than one million African Blacks coming from those countries that are supposed to be sub-Saharan into Libya to work. The desert did not prevent them from coming over to Libya.

        FCN: U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright just finished a visit to Africa, visiting six different countries. There is a move to gain influence in Africa by America and France and there are different conflicts in Africa. How do you view (her trip) in light of what God has blessed you to see in terms of the uniting of Africa?

        MG: It seems that France is tired of Africa; it is slowing down and deserting Africa. And the same thing that is happening to France will happen to America. Currently, Africa will present a burden to anyone who covets Africa. In the future Africa will become awake and they (western powers) will not get anything out of it, because she will be awake. Both ways they (western powers) are losers.

        FCN: In America, the conflict in the Sudan that you have been working to try to resolve is portrayed as Muslims fighting against Christians who want to be free of an Islamic government. And (rebel leader) John Garang is being supported by America through surrogate countries such as Uganda, Kenya. And they tried it with Ethiopia and Eritrea but it did not work. How do you see this conflict being resolved? Will America withdraw the aid from John Garang and force him to a peace table, or will they continue to aid John Garang and let this conflict go on?

        MG: This is one of the failed American policies. John Garang will never be an agent of America. Recently, he spoke to me on the telephone and told me that even though he was in America, that he is still a revolutionary and whether or not he goes to America will not affect his revolutionary spirit; it will not change him. Both ways America will be a loser. If America wants to fight the world, it will lose. And if America wants to involve itself in the affairs of the world, to give assistance to the world and be involved all over the world, it will get tired and deplete and sap itself and in the end it will lose.

        FCN: Then how can the civil war be resolved?

        MG: Personally speaking, I see no good reason that makes Sudanese fight each other. It is an internal problem to start with. But bear in mind that with the mentality that is prevalent now the problem may not be solved. If we look thoroughly and deeply into the problem, we don’t find a very real or serious reason for the war. The problem is the mentality or the way of thinking of the people there. Once there is a change in the mentality and way of thinking in the people in the Sudan, there won’t be a problem. In the meantime I won’t give any reasons to oblige the southerners to fight me. If I were Garang, I would not find any reason or justification or necessity for the young people to die and to suffer all the hardships, to make them go to war to fight. It is possible, politically speaking, that dialogue can be engaged. I regret it and it bothers me to say that the war has changed into a matter of business.

        FCN: You talked about reparations in your recent messages. Do you feel that the American government should pay the descendants of slaves reparations, and what do you think would be fair compensation?

        MG: This is an obligation (of America), and one day America will be obliged and forced to pay the price. America is suffering from megalomania and her ears and eyes are shut because of power and strength. But one day America’s might will come to an end and America will open her eyes and ears to see and hear the truth. Compensation will be both moral and material.

        FCN: In the United States of Africa, what role do you see Africans in the Diaspora playing?

        MG: They have a role to play. The work and the call for African unity actually started from the Africans who are outside of Africa. It dates back to the 1900s and it started from the Manchester Conference. Africans in the Diaspora at the time started convening themselves and holding conferences to think about liberating their own land and uniting. So judging by that, Africans who are in the Diaspora have a big role to play. They should help their people who are inside the motherland. They should mobilize them and raise their morale. The Jews do that similarly all over the world. They encourage the creation of the state of Israel and they give the state of Israel money and moral support. The American Jews actually exploit and use America. And even though they are Americans, they work to make America actually to give service to the Jews. They do not forget their ancestors, they do not forget that they are Jews. By the same token this applies to the Black Africans in America. Even if they become rulers and presidents one day, they should not forget their mother Africa.

        FCN: We have in America 1.8 million prisoners in the jails of America and most of them are Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans. Brother Farrakhan in the book “Torchlight for America” talks about having a program that will bring prisoners who have been reformed to Africa to help in the development of Africa. What do you think of that idea?

        MG: That is a very good idea and we welcome it. Africa should do that because they are the sons of Africa. That’s their mother, that’s their home.

        FCN: What role did Nelson Mandela and Prince Bandar play in your decision to release the two Libyan nationals accused of the Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie to a third country for trial. Also, what would be your message to the family members of the Pan Am victims?

        MG: It goes without saying that the Lockerbie issue is a tragedy. The relatives of the victims need consolation. But all of us should know the truth of who did that and we should know the reason behind it. It seems that the action was not done by a lunatic. According to the information on the evidence or the theory that is going now provided by them, it seems that the action was carefully planned and very well done to the extent that Third World countries cannot actually perform it because it is so highly pieced together. Because it is so well planned there are some theories that it cannot be done by the orders of third world countries, but it is actually the work of American intelligence … I mean it is pre-planned. But what is the cause? Is it to take revenge on the American government? Is it an action against the policy of America because it has taken an action against a people? Or is it because America (herself) knows that there are certain quarters or certain organs in the world that want revenge against America? So American intelligence may actually plan such an action so that the direction of these parties will be diverted, (and that people will think) these parties have already taken revenge against America. The American intelligence will do such an action so that others will accuse those certain quarters, because they have a grudge against America. It will be said that these quarters have actually taken this revenge against America. For instance, if America wants to take any action against Libya, then America will direct its intelligence to do a piece of work to the extent that it will be claimed that Libya had done it if it was able and capable to do it. And since Libya is not able to do such a piece of action (Lockerbie), but the American intelligence fulfilled this action and Libya is accused. Then the American government will find justification for any action to be taken against Libya. This seems to be the case as far as Lockerbie is concerned. In 1986 America killed Libyan women and children and destroyed houses of the Libyan people, so the families of the children wish to take revenge against America. And because Libyans cannot actually do it, the American intelligence does it and Libya is incriminated. America then has justification to impose sanctions against Libya. It seems that this is the scenario.

        FCN: It is said in some papers that Libya lost $20-$30 billion during these seven years of sanctions. If the suspects are found innocent, will Libya sue America and the western world for the money and lives they lost during these sanctions?

        MG: Of course, if such a thing happens then we shall go to the Security Council of the United Nations and we shall ask for reparations and compensation because we have paid the price for an issue that we have not committed. For this reason America wants to condemn Libya and make Libya convicted one way or the other. And we know that America is actually working to influence the Scottish judiciary and wants to create false eyewitnesses. America actually pays money to create unreal witnesses. We even know the names of a few witnesses who are false because they are being paid by America. One of them is named [Jaraka (Jiaka)], he’s Libyan. The judges and court will be bothered by the American influence and pressures.

        FCN: What is your message to young people in America? Also, what music do you like to listen to?

        MG: I like classical music. I like Beethoven. My message to the young people is that I wish that a new generation will be created in America, a new generation that will put an end to the imperialist and reactionary America; that this new generation will enable and empower the American people to govern themselves by themselves. And that they will continue to boycott this false democracy and boycott the elections. And that they will exploit and utilize the potential and resources of America for the betterment of humanity, not to the detriment of mankind as is taking place nowadays.

        FCN: In Benghazi at a World Peoples Leadership Conference in 1995, you said that Libya and the Islamic world would put $1 billion for the use of Bro. Farrakhan to rebuild African Americans in America. What is your thinking on that at this time?

        MG: My thinking is the same.

        FCN: In America we have an unbalanced view of who you are. Can you tell us who the Gadhafi is that the west does not know?

        MG: Gadhafi is different and contrary to what America says now and what Americans know about him. Anything that America (media) says is different from the true Gadhafi.
        FCN: Thank You. #
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      • Dennis South 30 JUNE 2011:
        Gadhafi Leads in Prayer

        The Real War: Global Spiritual Transformation
        Posted: 2011/06/28
        From: Mathaba
        by DENNIS SOUTH
        I ask all supporters of Colonel Gaddafi and the Great Libyan Jamahiriya to continue praying constantly for the protection of the innocent people of Libya. I ask that you also extend your prayers to include the entire world–that peace come to the entire world.

        Gaddafi, for those who understand TRUE Islam, is actually INFINITELY more Islamic than the SO-CALLED “Islamic revolutionaries” who call for a “Khalifat” or an “Islamic State.” The concepts that Gaddafi developed are ISLAMIC.

        The concepts [if they can be called that] that are held by “The Bearded Ones” are a CORRUPTION of Islam that, in part [IN PART, not totally] are rooted in the idea of the return of ISA. Yes, that’s right!

        In the hadith, it is said that Isa will return, and spread wealth. Deep, deep, deep within the SICK psyches of The Bearded Ones (these Islamic PRIESTS that call themselves sheikhs, maulvis, mullahs, etc) lies the LONGING FOR WEALTH! This longing developed over centuries, in my opinion, of poverty amongst them. They are sitting on their FAT ASSES waiting for Isa to return with Imam Mahdi to make THEM rich!

        So, the idea of PERSONAL, selfish wealth is what drives them. And this report proves it! And this war that they started proves it. They are looking for personal wealth, NOT for the welfare of the people.

        Gaddafi’s society is an ISLAMIC SOCIETY, in the true sense of the word, where the women are equal, for instance. Remember: Rasoolulah used to have the women TEACH the men!! That’s right! But, over the centuries, the Muslims, many of them, reverted back to OLD, worn-out, pre-Islamic, male-dominance ideas.

        That is who this Salafist group is.

        If the Muslim world is looking for a leader who demonstrated how to create an Islamic society based on share and chare, my vote goes to Gaddafi!

        And I am VERY sorry to say this, but it’s pure truth. MANY of the Islamic mujjadids (reformers) and saints, etc. that appeared throughout history, were MURDERED BY THEIR OWN MUSLIM BRETHREN. That’s right.

        So now, TODAY, there is a MUJJADID living right amongst them (in my humble opinion as someone who no longer follows the Islamic religion): Brother Leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi!!

        And what are they doing! The SAME thing Muslims have done throughout the centuries to the OTHER mujjadids: TRYING TO MURDER HIM. Look at the Gulf States–supposed Muslims–that have EAGERLY provided money and weapons for NATO, in ordre to kill him.

        Is there any WONDER that the Muslim world is getting its ass kicked? Right before them lies a man who has WORKED WONDERS, creating a strong, civilized, caring society; helping liberation movements all over the world; working hard to uplift the African nations.

        I am not so certain that I can blame the African nations more than I can blame the MUSLIMS THEMSELVES. I guess there’s enough blame to go around.

        But, blame aside, truth will prevail!

        In just 8 years from 1969 to 1977, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi succeeded in doing something that is virtually impossible in a traditional tribal society: He brought those tribes together under one roof, in a true democratic system. He created a Libya that is the most tolerant Middle Eastern country when it comes to various religious beliefs. He extended equality to the women.

        In short, he stood for HUMAN EQUALITY. He fully believed in the Farewell Message of the Prophet Muhammad, which said that an Arab is no better than a non-Arab; a black is no better than a red, etc.. In that Farewell Message, Muhammad said that everyone is equal, except to the degree of his or her righteousness.

        I call on white Europeans to STAND UP for your humanity; to not allow NATO and the U.S. to place you in a light that you do not deserve to be placed in.

        Should you fail, then those of you who can no longer stand to be in the midst of a careless, complacent, selfish, arrogant, racist population, that becomes complicit by its refusal to say “this is not in my name”, will be able to immigrate to Africa, to build a new Universal Jamahiriya, and that day is coming. But before you are forced to leave, try to change the condition of your people.

        As well as demonstrating as these True European Human Beings have done, you can make use of http://www.peoplesconference.org
        to start building that Free Future.

        Many people know that various scriptures and traditions, including the Mayan tradition, speak of a period of time in human history that would be very dark. The Hindus call it the Kali Yuga. And many people say that that is the period of time we now live in.

        There seem to be three opinions about what will be the end result of this dark age:

        1. A global holocaust, such as a world war, that will annihilate so many people that the world, especially its leaders, will be chastened, after which a new, peaceful heaven on earth will occur amongst the survivors.

        2. A global, spiritual transformation, with no accompanying physical destruction, that will usher in a New Age of peace.

        3. Total and permanent annihilation–extinction–of human beings, and of all life on earth.

        I have my particular view of what will happen for Libya, and that view is shared by all supporters of Libya and the leader who created a society based on a greenprint for the development of a sharing and caring, enlightened culture: Libya will succeed, and overcome its enemies.But, as best as I possibly can, I wish to keep myself humble. Not out of some false piety, like “the bearded ones.” But, in truth, simply to allow my mind to continue to see with as much clarity as possible. Lack of humility can lead to lack of clarity–in my opinion. This is what we see happening with NATO: an arrogance that blinds; that obscures, and reduces, or even eliminates, clarity.

        Perhaps this is what the Prophet Muhammad meant when he spoke of the monster (the Dajaal) that would appear, in the latter days, that would have one eye of sight, and the other eye of blindness. Perhaps there is no actual monster to appear. Perhaps the Dajaal is a metaphor–maybe of a system; a way of thinking; a group of people; a country; an alliance.

        And perhaps the eye of the Dajaal that is blind is the eye of spirituality. And perhaps the eye of the Dajaal that has sight is the eye of arrogance; the eye of materialism. One wonders. The prophets often speak in metaphor. Who knows.

        Whatever the case, the world is in transition. There is no permanent state of being. Months ago, Libya was minding its own business, living in a state of peace. Today, Libya is being decimated by evil forces that have a number of selfish, cold agendas.

        The real war is not occuring in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya. Nor is the real war centered on any one, or combination of those countries. The real war is not over oil, or gold, or the establishment of a new currency for Africa (“The Afro,” proposed by Gaddafi). It’s not over who will be the next big power, China or Russia.

        All of those are simply manifestations of an underlying war. And this is the mistake that NATO is making: Its global perspective is informed by the false idea that it can “manage” THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE SPIRIT, for the purpose of acquiring a NON-SPIRITUAL advantage in this world, for its nations.

        It will start one war here. Then, another war will pop up. It will destroy one non-NATO country there. But, elsewhere, one of NATO’s own countries will be destroyed through its own internal rot: through the increase of violent crime; through horrendous economic downturns; through environmental castrophe; through homelessness, drug addiction, all leading to the death of the spirit of the people of that country.

        The collective spiritual advancement of humanity is going forward, and it can’t be stopped; it cannot be “managed.” It cannot be bombed into submission, whether from drones or thermo-nuclear weapons.

        In this regard, the outcome of the war in Libya–and everyone must remember this–is virtually unimportant, as compared to the ultimate outcome that, I believe, will be achieved, and that is unstoppable: The spiritual awakening of the entire world, and the subsequent development of a world based on peace and LOVE.

        Humanity has been inching closer and closer, often kicking and screaming, like a child who is fighting his parents because he doesn’t want to go to school, on his first day at that institution (Well, in the U.S., anyway!)

        We take five steps forward, and three steps back. The net result is two steps forward. It would take volumes to explain what are the forces, and how those forces developed, that continue to cause us to step backwards, fighting our own spiritual, intellectual, and cultural advancement. Perhaps it has best been described by Jeremy Rifkin, in his book, “Biosphere Politics.”

        “…Analytical and [strictly] rational modes of thinking, mechanistic views of nature, reducing phenomena to purely quantifiable standards of measurement, the neutrality of science, knowledge as power, self-interest as the motivating force in history, the invisible hand of the market-place, and utilitarianism are among the critical intellectual assumptions that, together, provide a unified scheme for the modern notion of an autonomous, secular existence.” (Biosphere Politics, page 36).

        It doesn’t take much contemplation of Rifkin’s analysis to understand that his focus, in that book, was on Western culture. It is a book worth reading.

        What NATO and the U.S. must understand is that, the world is changing SPIRITUALLY. We see the development of strong societies, based on the philosophy of SHARE AND CARE, that have emerged in the socialist nations of South America. We see new alliances, such as the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries, that are exploring ways to cooperate, and to create better societies.

        We see a rapid increase in communication between different religious and spiritual groups, as a kind of world “syncretic religion,” if you will, is developing, that seeks to avoid the divisionary spirit that, in the past, religious dogma created. When I say “syncretic religion,” I am not, necessarily, speaking of a new religion in the traditional sense. I am speaking of a NEW UNDERSTANDING, between people of all religions and spiritual paths, that we are ONE PEOPLE; that we share the same spiritual essence. And based on that identical spiritual essence, we can create, and are creating, an identical spiritual viewpoint.

        There is, for instance, a global agreement on environmental pollution. There is a global agreement on the need for unity–an agreement obviously not shared by the U.S. and NATO, unfortunately. There is a global agreement on the fact of our unity as one human family. In this latter regard, we see students of various religions, at colleges, forming marital relationships, often at the chagrin of their parents who are stuck in the OLD world, where one was not allowed to marry someone of a “different” religion. The young people are ignoring the old world.

        And why is all of this happening? Because, as I said, we are in the midst of a spiritual transformation; a spiritual war, if you will.

        In the not-to-distant future, countries like the U.S. and its NATO allies will become pariahs. The countries of the world will not want to deal with them.

        So, this message is to NATO and the U.S.: In your dream of destroying Libya, how does that dream END? For, whether you know it or not, that dream that you have is only ONE part of a LONGER dream. If, in your dream, you destroy Libya, then I advise that you not wake up yet, for there is more to that dream. That dream does not end, as you think that it does, with the destruction of Libya. In the end, when you wake up, you are going to wake up to a LIVING NIGHTMARE of your own making. You will wake up to a world that has isolated you. You will wake up to a world that, when your citizens travel to other countries, they will find blank faces when they look, as they walk through city streets–faces that will not smile at your citizens.

        So, unless you wake up to the fact that you cannot control, manage, direct this ongoing spiritual transformation of humanity to your materialistic liking, you will end up either destroying yourself, or causing unnecessary pain, suffering, and destruction for the rest of us also.

        If you are a young person of the West, particularly my country, the U.S., I ask that you read this note, I ask that you read the note at least three times. And then, share it with your friends. The world is YOURS now. That’s right. Your elders are not on the right track. Understand that the world is in a state of spiritual transformation.

        I ask the supporters of Colonel Gaddafi and the Libyan Jamahiriya to also fully understand that this current war against Libya is transitory, and is only one part of an underlying war that, I do believe, you must continue to fight for the rest of your lives, no matter what the current politics of the world may be. Ameen.
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        http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

        #I urge the Bengazi Traitors to stand down; to put down your guns and other weapons. Ultimately, either in this life or the next (or both), your fate will be nothing but sorry and pain and defeat, should you continue with your selfish aggression. Please consider how your grandchildren will view you. More importantly, consider how you are being viewed, at this moment, by Allah. Ameen #
        http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627259
        http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya
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        1 week ago in reply to Dennis South :
        I never heard that Isa [Jesus] when “he returns” is supposed to “spread wealth”>>> This is a new one. But before we get into a religious contest – – – suffice to say that you needn’t be ‘Salafist’ or Fundamentalist or even Shia to believe in a ‘coming MAHDI or returning Jesus [Isa]. What we need to remember is NOT TO PROVOKE the so-called ‘end-times’ but only be aware of some signs.

    • US ‘Preparing Invasion of Africa starting with Libya’
      Posted: 2011/06/29
      From: Mathaba
      Gadhafi w Muse veni

      The African leaders that stand by to watch the fall of Gaddafi are not only helping the invaders but also lining themselves up as future targets.

      By Diana Lee
      We all know how hypocritical NATO and the US have been on the illegal war against Libya. Not a day goes by that we don’t hear news of NATO desperately trying to kill Gaddafi, who is not only the leader of Libya but also the leader of Africa.

      Despite pretending to pull out military forces from Libya, Obama continues the war with the drone terror offensive to aid NATO in killing innocent Libyans.

      Why did the US launch the war against Libya in the first place? The answer appears to be simple – rid of Gaddafi for good. Obama has an October surprise for America – a massive military invasion of Libya.

      But there’s more to it. The US plans to invade Africa. George W. Bush created AFRICOM for a reason. It’s time for all African nations to understand the U.S. and NATO’s true intentions for taking down Gaddafi in Libya.

      It’s the first step for a CONTINENTAL INVASION!

      The only way to stop the war on Libya and the BEGINNING of a CONTINENTAL invasion of Africa is for African Union and all African nations to send in troops en masse to defend not only Gaddafi but all of Africa. The African leaders that stand by to watch the fall of Gaddafi are not only helping the invaders but also lining themselves up as future targets.

      It’s certain that the U.S. WILL strike – the time is ripe due to the chaos in the Middle East uprising.

      China and Russia should help in defending Libya and other African nations from the western power grab. If not, they, too, will be losers in the end.

      The American military machine doesn’t have real friends or allies – everyone is to be won over sooner or later.

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        Jacob Zuma: UN Resolution never stated the Assassination of Gaddafi
        Posted: 2011/06/29
        From: Mathaba

        Gadhafi and Jacob Zuma
        Zuma and Qaddafi

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        South Africa´s President Jacob Zuma said on Sunday that the UN Security Council´s resolution that allowed the aggression on Libya does not state or authorize the assassination of leader Muammar Gaddafi.

        Zuma blasted the bombing against Libya by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and noted that the UN resolution was not aimed at authorizing a campaign to change the regime or to carry out political assassination.

        The South African president made his statements during the opening of discussions, in Pretoria, by the African Union mediation committee for Libya.

        Zuma said that the bombing campaign launched by NATO and its allies constitute a concern for the regional African organization and noted that the resolution adopted by the United Nations was aimed at “protecting the Libyan people and support humanitarian efforts.”

        The mediation committee meeting in Pretoria includes Zuma and the heads of state Ould Abdel Azic, from Mauritania; Denis Sassou Nguesso, from the Congo; Amadou Toumani Toure, from Mali, and Yoweri Museveni, from Uganda.

        The African Union will insist on a route map for Libya that allows putting an end to the internal conflict in that nation. The regional organization previously submitted a proposal for a peaceful solution, but it was rejected by separatist armed groups that make up the National Transition Council.

        In several occasions the African Union criticized the NATO attacks on Libya, and has called on NATO to stop its aggression on Libya, which has claimed over 800 civilian lives, including women and children, and an estimated more than 12,000 popular defence lives.

        NATO and the United Nations Organization, have consistently ignored the African Union and Hilary Clinton recently called on African leaders to turn against Qaddafi, who has done more for African development than any other leader in its history.

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        http://www.mathaba.net/news/latina

    • 23 MARCH 2011:
      http://www.worldcrunch.com/gaddafi-s-double-libyan-leader-has-look-alike-cousin-who-may-also-be-his-secret-weapon/2806
      http://www.lefigaro.fr/mon-figaro/2011/03/22/10001-20110322ARTFIG00654-sosieetcousin-de-kadhafi.php%20%20
      GADDAFI’S DOUBLE. THE LIBYAN LEADER HAS A LOOK-ALIKE COUSIN, WHO MAY ALSO BE HIS SECRET WEAPON
      Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam looks so much like his older cousin Muammar Gaddafi that people can’t tell them apart. Did he defect to Egypt? Or was it just a cover to run a secret mission to Syria?
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      By Pierre Prier and Tangi Salaün

      Sosie et cousin de Kadhafi
      Mots clés : LIBYE, ÉGYPTE, Mouammar Kadhafi, Kadhaf Al-Dam

      Par Pierre Prier
      22/03/2011 | Mise à jour : 18:16

      PORTRAIT – Cheveux noirs, longs et bouclés, Kadhaf al-Dam ressemble comme deux gouttes d’eau à son oncle. Éminence grise du régime libyen en Égypte, où il compterait quelques affaires, il serait aujourd’hui à Damas.

      Mais dans quel camp se bat le sosie de Kadhafi? Kadhaf al-Dam, cousin du Guide de la Djamahiriyya, a disparu de Tripoli fin février. A-t-il fait défection, comme l’ont annoncé des chaînes de télévision arabes? Selon des sources syriennes, …..
      LE FIGARO/Worldcrunch
      If you thought that there was only one Gaddafi, think again. With his long, black, curly hair, Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam, a cousin of Muammar Gaddafi, is the spitting image of the Libyan leader. A longtime eminence grise for the Tripoli regime in Cairo during the Mubarak era, neither Gaddaf al-Dam’s current whereabouts nor his intentions are clear to Western sources.
      First is the question: which side is Gaddafi’s look-alike on? Gaddaf al-Dam is said to have disappeared from Tripoli in late February. But has he really defected, as Arab television channels have claimed? Or is he on a secret mission in Damascus on behalf of the Libyan leader, as Syrian sources have said?
      Wherever he is, it would be hard for Gaddaf al-Dam to go unnoticed for long: even if a few years younger, he looks so much like his cousin that people sometimes get confused.
      Gaddaf al-Dam’s last public appearance was in Cairo on February 24, when he gave a statement to the official Egyptian news agency, declaring that he was “resigning from all official duties as a means of protest against the way the Libyan crisis was being handled.” The pan-Arab al-Jazeera channel went as far as announcing that he had requested political asylum.
      But what if it was all a well played strategy? Only a few days after the announcement, Gaddaf al-Dam was seen in Damascus, the capital of one of the few Arab countries still friendly with Muammar Gaddafi. Was he seeking support from Syria inside the Arab League? Was he trying to create a rear base, from where communications would be easier than from Tripoli?
      Another possibility is that he was trying to recruit pilots for Libya’s Soviet-made fighter jets, also used by Syria. The one thing that is sure, though, is that Gaddaf al-Dam is now keeping a low profile. “He will make no other official statement until the crisis is over,” his Cairo office said. (Although Gaddaf al-Dam has tended to spend most of his time in the Egyptian capital, his office does not even have a permanent Cairo address).
      According to an Arab journalist, Gaddaf al-Dam used to set his appointments in a restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza; the main shareholders of the hotel are the Kingdom Holding Company belonging to the Saudi Prince al-Waleed Bin Talal and the Arab Company for Hotels and Tourism Investments chaired by the Egyptian billionaire Hisham Talaat Moustafa, one of the pillars of Hosni Mubarak’s regime.
      Born to a Libyan father and an Egyptian mother, Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam has long been in charge of some of the country’s security services. He has also acted as a very personal representative of his cousin in his relations with foreign heads of state. A Chadian official remembers a meeting with Gaddaf in a tent in the late 1990s. On that occasion, Chadian President Idriss Deby brought a series of aerial photos showing the military aid provided by Libya to the MDJT rebels (Movement for Democracy and Justice in Chad), who were inflicting severe defeats on the Chadian army in the northern part of the country. “He was so angry,” the official says. “He started insulting us, calling us French colonial agents. It really felt like being in front of Gaddafi himself.” After regaining his composure, Gaddaf al-Dam demanded the tape from the official cameraman filming the scene.
      Gaddaf al-Dam has been living in Cairo for some years now, where he would act as coordinator of relations between Egypt and Libya, a more important role than that of the ambassador. “He was the one who transmitted his cousin’s personal messages,” a Western diplomat says. “He worked hard to solve bilateral issues,” a close aide says.
      Libyan-Egyptian relations had been completely severed after the 1977 war between the two countries, and only to be restored in 1989. Since then, the number of Egyptians working in Libya has soared, despite recurring tensions over visas. “Every time a crisis would erupt, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs always preferred to deal directly with him rather than with the ambassador,” says an expert.
      Gaddaf al-Dam is thought to have personally tried to speed-up the evacuation of Egyptian nationals when the Libyan rebellion broke out. It is apparently thanks to him that Egypt Air and Egyptian military planes were able to successfully usher people away from Tripoli. The recent turmoil must probably have reminded him of the time when he fought — as his official biography claims — alongside Egyptian soldiers in the 1973 war against Israel. But another mission he is often credited with is sweet-talking the Bedouin tribes living in Egypt, near the Libyan border, a population usually seen as a reservoir of fighters. This was one of the reasons for his presence in Egypt, which was not always to everyone’s liking.
      Before Gaddaf left for Damascus, a protest was scheduled to take place against him in Marsa Matruh, the city closest to the border. Here, it was rumored that Gaddaf al-Dam had recruited Egyptian Bedouins and planned to launch an attack from the east, or even take Tobruk back from the rebels. Gaddaf al-Dam has denied the accusations, but the fact is that he knows the place well: he is the organizer of an annual poetry and horse riding festival in the cities of Marsa Matruh and Salloum. Might this have been used as an opportunity for the Gaddafi regime to dish out hefty financial rewards to all the tribe leaders controlling the vast border region? Maybe. But Bedouin seem to have a short memory. They have mostly supported the rebellion, just like their brethren on the Libyan side.
      Gaddaf al-Dam was also the person responsible for overseeing Libyan investments in Egypt, especially those of Libya Oil. According to a deal signed in 2009 by Cairo and Tripoli, the two countries agreed to invest a total of six billion dollars to build a refinery, expand an already existing one and put up 500 service stations in Egypt. But Gaddafi’s cousin also took care of his personal investments. He owns shares in the Sheraton Cairo luxury hotel, according to a source. A big football fan, he is said to have offered one million Egyptian pounds (about 150,000 euros at the time) to Ismaily, the third Egyptian football club, an offer which was eventually politely declined. If Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam is now on a new mission in Syria, its details are likely to remain shrouded in mystery, much like the rest of his life.
      Read the original article in French
      Photo credit (sludgegulper)
      معمر القذافي‎  Al Majd - اجدلم Colonel  Muammar Gaddafi - Roadside propaganda poster, near Ghadames 2004
      All rights reserved ©Worldcrunch – in partnership with Le Figaro
      March 23rd, 2011 – 15:03

  2. JAV. 2003 NASSIM of Algerie ecriré: “Mouammar Kadhafi reçoit une jolie blonde dans sa tente
    Après Moscou, c’est à Kiev que le maître libyen Mouammar Kadhafi a fait installer sa tente lors de sa visite officielle en Ukraine (5/11/2008). A cette occasion, Mouammar a invité la jolie blonde ukrainienne Yulia Tymoshenko avec qui il a partagé du bon lait de chèvre avant de lui lire un beau poème d’amour qu’il a écrit sous un palmier au coeur du Sahara libyen!
    D’après un agent du FSB cité par l’agence russe Itar-Tass, la belle Yulia qui devait quitter la tente de Mouammar à 21h00 pour rejoindre son logement dans le palais du gouvernement, n’a quitté la tente que vers 4h30 du matin en état d’ivresse, ce qui suggère que Mouammar et Yulia ont passé la nuit ensemble et ont partagé plus que du lait de chèvre!
    La Russie a désormais de quoi faire chanter l’Ukraine et l’empêcher de rejoindre l’OTAN!
    GADHAFFI  1
    Yulia se remémore le poème que lui a écrit Mouammar…
    GADHAFI 2
    GADHAFI 3
    Mouammar charme Yulia avec un beau poème d’amour qu’il a écrit au Sahara…”

  3. Born in 1943 into the tribe of the Kadhafas, Muammer Gadaffi left his family circle at the age of ten. Keen on geopolitics – passionate about decolonisation and the epic Nasserian movement – he studied the mechanisms of state both in Tripoli and in Great Britain

  4. I referenced above, in my picture profile presentation, to the 1986 Bombings.

    This is what George Tremlett revealed in his Preface to “The Desert Mystic”, in recalling the events of 1985 & 1986,on pp. 18 & 19 one can read: “…the U.S. Government insisted that their purpose had been wholly military. They had to say this. It would have been an indictable offense for an American President to assasinate a foreign head of state without the approval of Congress.
    It is now known that the assasination was the United States’ Government intention, although this was denied on the night. Gadhafi’s home was the primary target. Seven bombs fell near the house within the grounds of the Aziziyah barracks. I have been there and seen the damage. Two bombs fell on his tennis court. One bomb fell near his front door causing considerable damage. Flying shards of glass injured two of his sons and killed his adopted daugher ‘Hana'(Stephanie). A dozen bombs or so fell on the residental district of Bin Ashur, where many ministers and senior officials have their home. One house severely damaged the French Embassy, destroying the house next door. Nearly 100 people died in Bin Ashur, mostly innocent civilians, women and children, killed as they slept in their beds….”
    Now, history is again repeating itself!

  5. 2008: NO TO SWISS TRAVEL & TOURISM:
    Libya hits back at Switzerland over Kadhafi son arrest
    (AFP) – 23 Jul 2008

    TRIPOLI (AFP) — Libya on Wednesday threatened key oil client Switzerland with reprisals over last week’s detention in Geneva of Hannibal, a son of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, as Libyan protestors hold up a portrait of Hannibal Kadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, at a demonstration

    Bern said Tripoli has already taken retaliatory steps.

    On the same day that a protest against the arrest was staged in the Libyan capital, the Swiss foreign ministry disclosed Libya has been retaliating since July 17, the day Hannibal was released on bail.

    Libya’s envoy in Switzerland has been recalled and the Libyan authorities suspended the issuing of visas to Swiss citizens, the ministry said.

    Air links between Switzerland and Libya have been reduced, two Swiss nationals have been in police custody since Saturday and Swiss businesses in Libya have received closure orders, it added.

    Libya has also shut the local offices of Swiss food group Nestle and engineering firm ABB and detained officials of both, reports said.

    The Swiss ATS news agency said the sole representative of Nestle in Libya, an Egyptian national, was held for several hours, while ABB said the firm “confirms that a Swiss employee is currently being detained.”

    As the tension mounted and the Swiss government advised Swiss citizens not to travel to Libya, Bern tried to smooth out ties with Tripoli.

    “A diplomatic delegation left Bern for Tripoli on Wednesday to give explanations to the Libyan authorities” on the arrest of Kadhafi’s son, said the foreign ministry.

    Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey spoke to her Libyan counterpart Abderrahman Shalgan by telephone on Tuesday and stressed she wished to avoid the issue from escalating, the ministry said.

    The threat of reprisals and a demand for an official apology came in a statement handed to the Swiss embassy during the protest by dozens of members of the revolutionary committees which form the backbone of Kadhafi’s regime.

    The protesters massed outside the embassy charged in the statement that the arrest on July 15 in Geneva of Hannibal, 32, and his wife was an “odious crime” against the honour of the Libyan people.

    They dismissed the couple’s two-day detention as a “dangerous precedent” and charged that Hannibal had been mistreated in prison.

    A copy of the statement obtained by AFP did not specify the nature of the reprisals but mentioned “serious measures against Switzerland and its relations with Libya.”

    A revolutionary committees official told AFP that Libya could cut oil supplies to Switzerland, which depends on crude imports from the North African nation, as well as a break in diplomatic ties.

    Hannibal runs a lucrative shipping agency which handles nearly all oil exports from Libya.

    The head of Swiss Petroleum Association Rolf Hartel told AFP in Geneva that “Libya would be punishing itself” by cutting off supplies to Switzerland, which could easily acquire oil products from other countries within days.

    “Economically it would make no sense,” Hartel said, adding that Switzerland had more than four months of reserves of petrol, diesel and fuel oil.

    He also noted that one of the two Swiss oil refineries, at Collombey, was owned by Libyan company Tamoil, which also runs 320 filling stations in the country.

    Hannibal and his wife were arrested at a luxury Geneva hotel after being accused of assaulting some of their staff. They were freed on bail of half-a-million Swiss francs (more than 300,000 euros).

    The arrests were not aimed at “harming the feelings of the Libyan people,” Swiss ambassador Daniel Von Muralt told the protesters.

    But the demonstrators maintained that Hannibal’s arrest had been a “hostile” act and warned that unless Bern offered an apology Libya will escalate its action against Swizterland.

    Protest organisers said another demonstration would be held on Thursday to specifically denounce the “mistreatment” which Hannibal said was inflicted upon him by the Swiss police.
    Hannibal beaten by Sweiss police

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    http://edition.cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2011/03/21/exp.arena.libya.ron.paul.cnn

  6. “Megrahi promised in an interview with Britain’s Times newspaper published on Saturday that he would present new evidence before he died exonerating him of the bombing.”

    THE SUSAN LINDAUER TESTIMONY
    : For years I was told the terrorist who placed the bomb on board Pan Am 103, known as the Lockerbie bombing, lives about 8 miles from my house, in Fairfax County, Virginia.
    His life-time of privilege and protection, gratis of high flyers in U.S. Intelligence, has been a reward for silence on the CIA’s involvement in drug trafficking in Lebanon during the 1980s.
    As sources go, I was more than a casual observer. From May 1995 until March 2003, I performed as a back channel to Tripoli and Baghdad, supervised by my CIA handler, Dr. Richard Fuisz, who claimed from day one to know the origins of the Lockerbie conspiracy and the identity of the terrorists. http://issuepedia.org/1998-12-04_Susan_Lindauer_Deposition He swore that no Libyan participated in the attack. Armed with that assurance, our team started talks with Libya’s diplomats for the
    Lockerbie Trial, and I attended over 150 meetings at the Libyan Embassy in New York. After the hand over of Libya’s two accused men, our team engaged in a concerted fight to gain permission for Dr. Fuisz to give a deposition about his primary knowledge of the conspiracy, during the Lockerbie Trial. In a surprise twist, the U.S. Federal Judge in Alexandria, Virginia imposed a double seal on a crucial portion of Dr. Fuisz’s deposition. The double seal can only be opened by a Scottish Judge. In my opinion, that should be a priority, as testimony hidden by the double seal maps out the whole Lockerbie conspiracy. Most significantly, it identifies 11 terrorists involved in the attack. Dr. Fuisz’s testimony could put the whole matter to rest forever.
    There’s good reason for my confidence. Much to my surprise, during the Lockerbie talks, Dr. Fuisz’s allegations of CIA opium running in Lebanon received unusual corroboration. One day, as I left the office of Senator Carol Moseley-Braun on my lunch break, an older spook caught up with me in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. From out of nowhere, he stepped in my path and invited me to lunch. With extraordinary candor, he debriefed me as to what motivated the CIA’s actions. I remember it as one battle-hardened old spook sharing the perils of fieldwork with a gung ho young Asset, anxious to get started on great adventures….It was a morality tale for sure. According to him, the CIA infiltrated opium and heroin trafficking in Lebanon as part of a crisis operation to rescue AP reporter Terry Anderson and 11 other American and British hostages in Beirut, including CNN bureau chief Jeremy Levin and Anglican envoy Terry Waite. The hostage crisis was a legitimate CIA concern. The CIA Station Chief of Beirut, William Buckley, was also kidnapped by Islamic Jihad and brutally tortured to death, his body dumped in the street in front of CIA headquarters. The rescue was protracted and complicated by Lebanon’s Civil War—ultimately, Terry Anderson’s captivity lasted seven years. Many of the hostages suffered beatings, solitary confinement chained to the floor, and mock executions.
    The older spook who refused to identify himself swore that the CIA considered it urgently necessary to try every possibility for recovering the hostages. The concept of infiltration into criminal networks cuts to the murky nature of intelligence itself. Drug enforcement frequently rely on the same strategies. Where the CIA went far wrong was in pocketing some of those heroin profits for itself along the way. The dirty little secret is that the CIA continued to take a percentage cut of opium and heroin production out of Lebanon well into the 1990s.
    As for the hostage rescue itself, considering the operation took years to accomplish, it’s always been whispered that a corrupted CIA officer enjoying those opium profits might have swallowed reports on the hostages’ locations, or otherwise diverted his team in order to protect his narcotics income.
    That appears to have become a serious fear at the time, among other U.S. officers jointly involved in the rescue.
    In December 1988, infuriated Defense Intelligence agents issued a formal protest, exposing
    CIA complicity in Middle East heroin trafficking. When teams from both agencies got summoned back to Washington to attend an internal hearing, they boarded Pan Am 103. A wing of militant Hezbollah led by Ahmed Jibril, his nephew Abu Elias, Abu Talb and Abu Nidal took out both teams in order to protect their lucrative cartel.
    Classified Defense Intelligence records show that Jibril and Talb had been toying with a conspiracy to bomb a U.S. airplane during the 1988 Christmas holidays anyway. They planned to bomb a U.S. airliner in revenge for the U.S.S. Vincennes, which shot down an Iranian commercial airliner loaded with Hajiis returning from Mecca in July, 1988. However the Defense Intelligence threat to expose their heroin network put the bombing plan into action. Islamic Jihad’s ability to discover actionable intelligence on the flight schedules would definitely confirm that somebody at CIA was operating as a double agent, keeping Islamic Jihad a step ahead of the rescue efforts.
    That’s the dirty truth about Lockerbie. It ain’t nothing like you’ve been told.
    Wait a darn moment—I anticipate your confusion. Libya got blamed for the Lockerbie attack. Daddy George Bush told us so! The United Nations imposed sanctions on Libya, demanding that Colonel Moammar Gadhaffi hand over two Libyans for trial. One of the two, Lameen Fhima got acquitted immediately. The other Abdelbasset Megrahi got convicted (on the most flimsy circumstantial evidence that overlooked endless contradictions). Libya paid $2.7 billion in damages—amounting to $10 million per family death— to make the U.N. sanctions go away, and expressed a sort of non-apology for the deaths—while never acknowledging its involvement in the conspiracy.
    So Libya was innocent the whole time? In a word, yes.

  7. LINDAUER CONCLUDES:

    ….But the bottom line is that Libya had nothing to do with the bombing of Pan Am 103, which exploded over the town of Lockerbie, Scotland.

    We should care about Lockerbie because of the serious problem that it exposed. Opium trafficking out of the Bekaa Valley provides a major source for global heroin production. In turn, the global pipeline of narco-dollars keep militant operations alive world-wide from the Middle East to Indonesia, Colombia, Burma and the Far East.
    That’s something to fear. We don’t have to deploy soldiers to shut it down. With a little creativity, we could attack the bank accounts of these global heroin traffickers and cut off funds for the violence without damaging the local society through warfare. We could strike down two scourges—heroin and terrorism. And the U.S. would not require military action all over the planet to accomplish its goals. Thankfully, there are other ways.

    The first step is recognition.

    …..in August 2009 the lone Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, Abdelbasset Megrahi, won a compassionate release from Scottish prison. Ostensibly, the British government and Scottish Courts granted Megrahi’s request to die at home with dignity from advance stage cancer—in exchange for dropping a legal appeal packed with embarrassments for the European Courts.
    The decision to free Megrahi followed shocking revelations of corruption at the special Court of The Hague that handled the Lockerbie Trial. Prosecution witnesses confessed�
    to receiving payment of $4 million each from the United States, in exchange for testimony against Megrahi, a mind-blowing allegation of judicial corruption.
    The Lockerbie conviction was full of holes to begin with. Anybody who knows anything about terrorism in the 1980s knows the CIA got mixed up in heroin trafficking out of the Bekaa Valley during the hostage crisis in Lebanon. The Lockerbie conspiracy had been a false flag operation to kill off a joint CIA and Defense Intelligence investigation into kick backs from Islamic Jihad, in exchange for protecting the heroin transit network.
    According to my own CIA handler, Dr. Richard Fuisz, who’d been stationed in Lebanon and Syria at the time, the CIA had established a protected drug route from Lebanon to Europe and on to the United States. His statements support other sources that “Operation Corea” allowed Syrian drug dealers led by Monzer al-Kassar (also linked to Oliver North in the Iran-Contra scandal) to ship heroin to the U.S. ON Pan Am flights, in exchange for intelligence on the hostages’ whereabouts in Lebanon.
    The CIA allegedly made sure that suitcases carrying heroin were not searched at customs. Nicknamed the “Godfather of Terror,” Al Kassar is now serving a prison sentence for conspiring with Colombian drug cartels to assassinate U.S. nationals.
    Building up to Lockerbie, the Defense Intelligence team in Beirut, led by Maj. Charles Dennis McKee and Matthew Gannon, suspected that CIA infiltration of the heroin network might be prolonging the hostage crisis. If so, the consequence was severe. AP Reporter Terry Anderson got chained in a basement for 7 years, while 96 other high profile western hostages suffered beatings, mock executions and overall trauma. McKee’s team raised the alarms in Washington that a CIA double agent profiting from the narco-dollars might be warning the hostage takers whenever their dragnet closed in.
    Washington sent a fact-finding team to Lebanon to gather evidence.
    On the day it was blown out of the sky, Pan Am 103 was carrying that team of CIA and FBI investigators, the CIA’s Deputy Chief assigned to Beirut, and three Defense Intelligence officers, including McKee and Gannon, on their way to Washington to deliver a report on the CIA’s role in heroin trafficking, and the impact on terrorist financing and the hostage crisis. In short,everyone with direct knowledge of CIA kickbacks from heroin trafficking died on Pan Am 103. A suitcase packed with $500,000 worth of heroin was found in the wreckage. It belonged to investigators, as proof of the corruption.
    The punch line was that the U.S. State Department issued an internal travel advisory, warning that government officials should get off that specific flight on that specific day, because Pan Am 103 was expected to get bombed. That’s right, folks! The U.S. had prior knowledge of the attack.
    Unforgivably, nobody told Charles McKee or Matthew Gannon. But other military officials and diplomats got pulled off the flight—making room for a group of students from Syracuse University traveling stand by for the Christmas holidays.
    It was a monstrous act! But condemning Megrahi to cover up the CIA’s role in heroin trafficking has struck many Lockerbie afficiandos as grossly unjust. Add the corruption of purchased testimony–
    $4 million a pop— and Megrahi’s life sentence struck a nerve of obscenity.
    It struck Gadhaffi as grievously offensive, as well—The United Nations had forced Libya to fork over $2.7 billion in damages to the Lockerbie families, a rate of $10 million for every death.

    Once it became clear the U.S. paid two key witnesses $4 million each to commit perjury, spook gossip throughout the summer was rife that Gadhaffi had taken bold action to demand compensation from U.S. (and probably British) oil corporations operating in Libya. More than likely, Libya’s demands for kick backs and compensation extended to other European oil conglomerates as well—particularly France and Italy—who are now spearheading attacks on Libya.
    I knew last summer there would be trouble. Payback would be a b—tch on both sides. You don’t lock an innocent man in prison for 10 years on bogus charges of terrorism,�
    and expect forgiveness. The United States and Britain had behaved with remarkable selfishness. You’ve got to admit that Gadhaffi’s attempt to balance the�
    scales of justice demonstrated a flair of righteous nationalism….

    Susan Lindauer is the author of Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq.http://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Prejudice-Terrifying-Story-Patriot/dp/1453642757

  8. The people of the Jamahiriya run Libya. Moammar Gadhaffi holds NO position of power. Please people, understand the wonderful Democratic system Moammar Gadhafi, “The Guide” has blessed (through God) the Libyan people with.

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      Libya: Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey Analyses Speech of Omo Ju Omo Lo Qaddafi
      Posted: 2011/07/11
      From: Mathaba
      http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627517

      Mathaba Analyst Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey shows NATO the way out of its dilemma

      speech of 08 JULY 2011

      Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
      Analysing the speech of Muammar al-Qathafi last Friday to the packed crowd in Tripoli, we can see how the Libyan Brother Leader thinks. Here is a summary of the speech with some comments, for our readers to see the other side of the story. And there is another side, as the mainstream media are starting to see. NATO committed a huge mistake.
      For a start, the crowd packed into central Tripoli was massive. Eye witness reports of it being one million strong, and 1.7 million the previous Friday, would mean that these are among the largest demonstrations of support for a leader in history. Muammar Gaddafi started his speech by referring to “the masses of the free Libyan people” who in their great numbers, “send another message to the whole world”.

      Muammar Gaddafi then goes on to predict that “NATO will fall”. Given that NATO obviously launched the “rebellion”, arming and aiding thousands of marauding terrorists who proceeded to torch government buildings, destroy private property and run amok, slaughtering people in the streets, impaling young boys and raping little girls, NATO indeed has a lot to account for. Not least is the intended murder of the Colonel himself and the slaughter of his son and three grandchildren.

      Certainly, NATO never expected Colonel Gaddafi to remain in power until mid-July when the “rebellion” began in the endemically separatist Benghazi in mid-February and NATO has done everything it can to take sides, bombing and strafing the Libyan Armed Forces, trying to spur on a rebel advance. The result is that the country is more and more divided upon tribal fault-lines, providing a very dangerous scenario for the future unless there is an immediate cessation of hostilities.

      Is Gaddafi the one man holding it together? Not according to the Brother Leader himself:

      “They believe that the revolution will be over with the end of Gaddafi. No, this is a revolution of the Libyan people, the authority of the Libyan people, this is the political system of the Libyan people, chosen by the Libyan people, approved by the Libyan people, the decision-making is by the Libyan people, practised by the Libyan people”.

      Here he is referring to the unique system of Government called the Jamahiriya, the State of the Masses in which government is conducted through People’s Congresses, through which the people exercise political and economic power and implement policies.

      Muammar Gaddafi then goes on to blame Colonialism and foreign powers for the trouble in Libya, claiming “the Libyan people never had a problem”. He added: “The problem is with colonialism. It is with the power of colonialism that you want to capture the oil, you envy the Libyan people, how God gives the oil to the Libyan people”. Indeed, it is Libya’s massive oil (prime quality) and water resources which are coveted by so many.

      Not only this. Another main issue is the fact that Muammar Gaddafi has invested so much time, energy and financing into the creation of the African Union, giving Africa its own Institutions, freeing millions from the yolk of payments to western organisms, setting up e-learning and telemedicine facilities which reach everyone on the Continent and freeing African nations from the payment of crippling charges for external services.

      The Brother Leader then pointed out the enormous differences within NATO, regarding what to do and how to proceed, while the populations of the NATO countries involved in this Crusade start to question why there are not better facilities and public services when their Governments say they cannot afford it, yet then spend up to 100,000 USD per aircraft per hour in bombing Libya and aiding terrorists, many of whom have themselves fought against NATO in Iraq and in Afghanistan. Their leader, Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, has admitted as much himself.

      He said “The democracy defended by NATO” is the scenes witnessed in Benghazi, where the armed gangs slaughter and rape, burn property, pillage and desecrate bodies. Claiming the Libyan people are united (and the massive turnouts in the demonstrations send a clear message of this), he said NATO should withdraw because the Libyans will stand firm and show courage to defend their homes and their children, bombed daily by NATO.

      Muammar al-Gaddafi then asked NATO if “protecting civilians” was bombing them and bombing the Libyan Armed Forces, while he claimed that the “rebels” are traitors who act as the agents for NATO powers, which in turn will colonise Libya’s oil resources (concentrated in the East).

      Claiming that Libya could send thousands of soldiers to Europe to carry out suicide missions, he said “Let us give them a chance” to withdraw and see the folly of their mistakes. He also stated that lawyers in Europe are drawing up suits to file against the NATO leaders for war crimes: “they must be arrested and brought to the International Criminal Court or transferred to mental hospitals”.

      He then threatened to form alliances with all independence movements in Europe, since NATO has fostered the independent streak running through the veins of the Benghazi terrorists.

      Next, the Brother Leader of the Libyan Revolution reserved particular venom for the Gulf States, calling them “shameful” because they have allowed themselves to be ruled by foreigners and calling them “donkeys” and “cowards” who walk on their hands and feet being ridden by colonial powers.

      This was a message of defiance: “Our missiles are the masses, our planes are the masses, our strength is the masses; who wants to challenge, come to challenge the masses, and who wants to negotiate, they should come to the masses. The masses should be ready to send crowds of one million in any area in Libya controlled by the traitors and agents of colonialism. Those agents of colonialism, they are soldiers of France even if they are Libyan, they are soldiers of France and England,” the only two of the NATO countries left in the alliance against Libya, striking Africa.

      And finally, promise for the future: “The wealth will be for the poor people. Oil will be only for the poor, tomorrow when victory is coming oil will be in the hands of poor people. Also, young people, …who will be leading all the facilities, this is the Revolution of the young people. You will enjoy more power and wealth more than before, you deserve it, because with your steadfastness you will defeat NATO, NATO will withdraw”.

      Steadfast, resilient, defiant, a champion of his people and a champion of Libya. This is the message from Muammar al-Qathafi to the leaders of NATO countries who made a huge mistake in breaching international law, taking sides in an internal conflict, committing war crimes. With his people behind him, Muammar Gaddafi sends a strong and clear message to those who must by now be wondering how to use a get-out clause.

      It is perfectly simple: NATO should claim the no-fly zone has been imposed successfully and allow the African Union and the Libyan people to hold talks on their future.

      Celebrating first day of no bombing of Tripoli: Libyans dancing in the streets
      Posted: 2011/07/11
      From: Mathaba

      After 114 days of non-stop bombing, Tripoli celebrates the first day of victory over NATO
      Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey and Adam Musa
      Mathaba and Pravda sources inside Libya have confirmed that the people of Tripoli are dancing in the streets in joy, celebrating a great victory, because NATO has ceased its bombing campaign. Sources in Libya state that negotiations are ongoing with France and meanwhile there has been a cessation of hostilities after 114 days of non-stop bombing.

      The beleaguered people of Libya have every reason to celebrate this situation, if it holds.

      We can confirm that in Tripoli people are dancing on the streets: “I can only tell you that the people in Libya are on the streets, singing and celebrating the peace”.

      Talks are being held with France as NATO seeks to find a way to extricate itself as the world has watched Libya single-handedly defeat the terrorist organisation.

      Eye witnesses inside Libya have confirmed that Libyan TV has stated that the forces have withdrawn from the flashpoints along the battle lines. France itself has denied holding direct talks with the Libyan Government but has admitted that messages are passed.

      The French Minister for Defense, Gerard Longuet, has claimed that the position of France now is that NATO will stop the campaign “as soon as the Libyans start speaking to each other” – something that Muammar Qaddafi and the Libyan government have been offering from the beginning and something which NATO, and the terrorists it protects, have refused.

      Regarding Qaddafi himself, the position of Paris is now that he must “eventually leave power” – something which he had done since 1977 anyway, since when he devoted his time to building Africa and helping the world towards freedom and democracy.

      It appears that NATO, which is waging war in an attempt by bankrupt European nations to recolonize Africa, has run out of bombs after 114 days with some 15,000 flights and almost 10,000 bombing raids trying to destroy Libya and kill its symbol of freedom, Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, and is frustrated with the lack of progress made by the Al-Qaida terrorist forces it is allied with.

      Even though they are being openly supported by French troops on the ground in Western Libya, in open breach of the UNSC Resolution 1970 and Africa’s sovereignty, they have failed to make headway with all weapons being captured time and again by Qaddafi’s Angels.

      On Sunday the terrorists told the French forces they were in Al Assabha, but when Libyan TV went there to check, there was no sign of them and the residents confirmed they were not in the vicinity.

      China has lost face in Africa and will have a hard time to be trusted again after spreading numerous false reports from the Libyan terrorists that they are “about to liberate Tripoli within a few days”, following visits to Libya by senior Chinese officials.

      Meanwhile, BBC Arabic declares that the French Defence Minister has confirmed that the French will suspend their aggression in Libya, long before any talks take place. The BBC quotes a speech from Longuet made in Paris on Sunday where he stated that the opposition terrorists “should not wait for the downfall of Gaddafi.”

      It is clear that by now the international community knows very well that the so-called “opposition rebels” are composed of corrupt people from the Libyan government, terrorists, Islamist fanatics and Benghazi separatists dying to get their hands on Libya’s oil wealth, which Colonel Gaddafi had begun distributing among the African Union and the people of Libya.

      This earned him few friends among certain elites in Libyan society, namely the racist element (black Libyans have been slaughtered in the streets in the East) and his positions in favour of true interpretation of Islamic Law have earned him few friends among Islamist fanatics who wish to impose reactionary law on Libya. Meanwhile his energy behind the African Union will have done little to endear him among the western bankers who have lost millions in interest payments as a result.

      Europe and the United States will now have to repay Libya the more than $100 billion they stole from the Sovereign Wealth Fund and the $32 billion they stole from the fund for a new national non-private African Central Bank, African Monetary Fund, and African Investment Bank, which are to launch in Libya in September.

      Further, the bankrupt European nations will now be obliged to deal directly with the Libyan people, via their Basic People’s Conferences, and not via Seif Al Islam or any other individual or corrupt official, which means that likely the oil to Europe will now rise exponentially in price and have to be paid for with gold, as the Libyan symbolic leader Muammar Qaddafi has sought.

      Compensation will not only have to be paid for the destruction of Libya and almost 20,000 Libyans killed in the bombings while defending the sovereignty of the African nation, but also the compensation for a decade of illegal sanctions in the past, false allegations about Lockerbie, deliberate murder of Libyan children by AIDS injected by European nurses and other crimes.

      The young revolutionary force which was baptised by fire for the past 114 days, the same number of days as Chapters of the Holy Qur’an which is the Law of Society in Libya, is set to activate a new revolutionary movement and a new revitalisation of the popular congresses and cleanse out the old guard of corruption and reactionism, according to a Mathaba analyst.

      Any negotiations with France that are made between any personalities will require approval by the Libyan people as a whole, the analyst said, as Qaddafi has washed his hands of all power and influence in taming the masses anger against the barbaric neo-colonial aggression.#
      http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

    • The role of the media and the staging of the conflict

      In Libya, the Arab channels (Al Jazeera and Al-­Arabia) are more watched than the Libyan channels, which are seen as staid and formulaic. The coverage of the events in Libya by the satellite channels is subject to some critical observations. Until the end of February the towns of the West of Libya had encountered strong tensions and some attacks -­‐ those were less in the East -­‐ but these events were subject to exaggeration and disinformation pure and simple. For example the international media broadcast claims that the regime airforce had bombed Tripoli, which is wrong; no Libyan bomb fell on the capital, even if some clashes took place in some areas on the ground.

      The same error was deliberately made when the Arab media and the West stated that the regime was firing on its own population. This delegation was there and did not find any evidence of this. Al Jazeera was in Tripoli, its reporters, often Westerners, travelled without hindrance by the regime.

      The consequence of this misinformation is clear; the UN resolution 1973 was voted in, on the basis of this misinformation from the press, and without any commission of enquiry first investigating the facts. It is no exaggeration to say that Al Jazeera created the ‘event’ that influenced the UN. The media hype around this situation is astonishingly similar to what happened in the Balkans in 1991, to the detriment of Serbia.

      The PDF file of the full report can be downloaded here.

      17 Avril 2011
      Al Jazeera (AJE), waging war on Gaddafi with falsified reports
      This video shows protesters chanting “Al Fateh” the name of Gaddafi’s Party and carrying the Green national flag but this video was aired as protesters against the government being shot at by Libyan mercenaries who are still not proven rather the rebels and their media backers claim dark or African Libyans as mercenaries and killed them with the migrant workers. (Disturbing – videos on my channel)

      The U.N. based their intervention (and then with NATO) on the lies propagated by al-Jazeera. They took it on media credibility alone; not on a legal investigation, as requested, for the truth.

      • “Vaunted American ‘compassion’ does not extend to the grandbabies of ‘evil Arab cartoon-men’ ”

        Americans, who consume packaged lies like hot dogs, and then revere these items of consumption as sacred culture (as “American” as hot dogs), have been ready to kill Gaddafi’s sons ever since Saddam’s sons Uday and Qusay were gunned down in 2003. In American eyes, these Arab strongmen’s sons are no more than satanic versions of Daffy Duck’s cartoon nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie. In Gaddafi’s case, two of his sons were named Saif. If Col. Gaddafi didn’t distinguish sufficiently between them, why should NATO bombers? As it turned out, the Saif that died along with three of Gaddafi’s grandchildren, Saif al-Arab, the youngest of the brothers, was also the least political. The grandkids, ages 6 months to two years, were, of course, totally apolitical and, presumably, quite cute. But vaunted American “compassion” does not extend to the grandbabies of evil Arab cartoon-men. CNN and other U.S. corporate outlets, all of which have reporters in Tripoli, chose to quote rebel leaders in Benghazi who cast doubt on whether the children of Gaddifi sons Mohammed and Hannibal and daughter Aisha were really dead. The rebels advised that it was likely a trick, and U.S. corporate media treated the vile slander as simply another competing factoid.

        The killer couple in the White House offered no condolences or apologies, presumably on the assumption that the elder Gaddafi had invited his family to his residence to act as human shields, and was therefore responsible for their deaths.

        It would not occur to most Americans that Gaddafi and his family were entitled to feel safe under international law and American law, which bar assassinations of heads of state, and that United Nations resolution 1973 does not authorize NATO to hunt down the Libyan leader or kill those around him. But he’s only a cartoon, and cartoons have no rights. Neither do the countries these cartoons come from, as every American knows.

        BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com.

        http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627488?rss

        From: http://wsws.org/articles/2011/may2011/liby-m03.shtml

        US and NATO officials have brushed aside charges by the Libyan government that the air strike Saturday night that killed the youngest son and three grandchildren of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was a targeted assassination intended to murder Gaddafi. The strike came several hours after Gaddafi gave a speech calling for a ceasefire in the civil war with the US-backed “rebels” and for negotiations… As they have done repeatedly before, the US and its NATO allies rejected Gaddafi’s appeal out of hand.

        Obama has issued no official statement on Saturday night’s air strike, and NATO officials have refused to acknowledge that Gaddafi’s son and grandchildren were killed. And UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has also refused to comment on the air strikes.

        The reaction to the murder of Gaddafi’s son and grandchildren evoked the ire of those responsible for the killings. The British government ordered the Libyan ambassador to leave within 24 hours, the Italian Foreign Ministry condemned the “acts of vandalism” on its embassy as “grave and vile,” and US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said “the Gaddafi regime once again breached its international responsibilities and obligations” by failing to protect diplomatic missions in Tripoli.

        The murder of Gaddafi’s family members has provoked opposition from some quarters internationally. Russia framed an accusation that the US and NATO were lying in diplomatic language, declaring that the NATO attack aroused “serious doubts about coalition members’ statement that the strikes in Libya do not have the goal of physically annihilating Mr. Gaddafi and members of his family.”

        Leading Democrats as well as Republicans expressed no similar reservations, openly embracing assassination as official state policy. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, in an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” said, “Wherever Gaddafi goes, he is a legitimate military target.” Senator John McCain of Arizona, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, declared on CBS Television’s “Face the Nation” program: “We should be taking out his command and control, and if he is killed or injured because of that, that’s fine.” Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Democratic Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota said: “Gaddafi has got to go. You cannot allow him to continue” [to live].

        The very next day O-Bomb-em proclaims that the Muslim ‘Phantom Menace’ Osama bin Laden was supposedly killed in a US raid in Pakistan. Now everyones talking about that & the phony War on Terror -&- seemingly forgotten that the US & NATO murdered 3 small children in an illegal act of attempted assassination by smart bomb. VERY CONVENIENT TIMING.
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        To the mass of CNN’s viewers, Gaddafi has no more claim to his own life, history and death than did Saddam Hussein. The are both little voodoo dolls to be stuck with needles and burned and torn to pieces, along with their children.

        http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

  9. How was Libya doing under the rule of Gadaffi? How bad did the people have it? Were they oppressed as we now commonly accept as fact? Let us look at the facts for a moment.

    by David Rothscum
    02 March 2011
    davidrothscum.blogspot.com

    Before the chaos erupted, Libya had a lower incarceration rate than the Czech republic. It ranked 61st. Libya had the lowest infant mortality rate of all of Africa. Libya had the highest life expectancy of all of Africa. Less than 5% of the population was undernourished. In response to the rising food prices around the world, the government of Libya abolished ALL taxes on food.

    People in Libya were rich. Libya had the highest gross domestic product (GDP) at purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita of all of Africa. The government took care to ensure that everyone in the country shared in the wealth. Libya had the highest Human Development Index of any country on the continent. The wealth was distributed equally. In Libya, a lower percentage of people lived below the poverty line than in the Netherlands.

    How does Libya get so rich? The answer is oil. The country has a lot of oil, and does not allow foreign corporations to steal the resources while the population starves, unlike countries like Nigeria, a country that is basically run by Shell.

    Like any country, Libya suffers from a government with corrupt bureaucrats that try to gain a bigger portion of the pie at the cost of everyone else. In response to this, Kadaffi called for the oil revenue to be distributed directly to the people, because in his opinion, the government was failing the people. However, unlike the article claims, Kadaffi is not the president of Libya. In fact he holds no official position in the government. This is the big mistake that people make. They claim that Kadaffi rules over Libya when in fact he doesn’t, his position is more or less ceremonial. He should be compared to a founding father.

    The true leader of Libya is an indirectly elected prime-minister. The current prime-minister is Baghdadi Mahmudi. Calling Khadaffi the leader of Libya is comparable to calling Akihito the leader of Japan. Contrary to what your media is sketching, opinions in Libya vary. Some people support Gadaffi but want Mahmudi out. Others want both out. Many just want to live their life in peace. However, effort is taken to sketch the appearance of a popular revolt against the supposed leader of Libya, Gadaffi, when in fact he is just the architect of Libya’s current political system, a mixture of pan-Arabism, socialism, and Islamic government.

    Videos of Pro-Gaddafi protests are disappearing from Youtube as we speak. “Pro Gaddafi Anti Baghdadi Mahmudi demonstrations in” youtube.com/watch?v=Ce5fLGNg0sk is gone. “Pro Gaddafi protests in front of Libyan embassy London” youtube.com/watch?v=pRwv0Ac8qbc Is gone. Youtube deletes any video containing gore normally, except when it’s from Libya. Apparently more traumatizing to it’s viewers than chopped up bodies are Libyans who do not jump on the bandwagon and enter the streets to force Gadaffi out.

    Are the protesters in Libya comparable to the protesters in Egypt and Tunisia? Not at all. The governments reaction is more violent, and obviously excessive violence is being used. However let us look for a moment at the actions of the protesters. The building of the the general people’s congress, the parliament of Libya, was put on fire by angry protestors. This is comparable to protesters putting the United States Capitol on fire. Do you think that for even a moment the US government would sit idly by as protesters put the US capitol on fire?

    The riots erupting now are not secular youth desiring change, or anything like we saw in Egypt and Tunisia. A group calling itself “Islamic Emirate of Barka”, the former name of the North-Western part of Libya, has taken numerous hostages, and killed two policemen. This is not a recent development. On Friday, the 18th of February, the group stole 70 military vehicles after attacking a port and killing four soldiers. Unfortunately, a military colonel has joined the group and provided them with further weapons. The uprising started in the eastern city of Benghazi. The Italian foreign minister has raised his fears of an Islamic Emirate of Benghazi declaring itself independent.

    So where does this sudden uprising come from? The answer is that the same groups the US has been funding for decades are now taking their chance to gain control over the nation. A group recently arrested in Libya consisted of dozens of foreign nationals that were involved in numerous acts of looting and sabotage. The Libyan government could not rule out links to Israel.

    Great Britain funded an Al Qaeda cell in Libya, in an attempt to assassinate Gadaffi. The main opposition group in Libya now is the National Front for the Salvation of Libya. This opposition group is being funded by Saudi Arabia, the CIA, and French Intelligence. This group unified itself with other opposition groups, to become the National Conference for the Libyan Opposition. It was this organization that called for the “Day of Rage” that plunged Libya into chaos on February 17 of this year.

    It did this in Benghazi, a conservative city that has always been opposed to Gadaffi’s rule. It should be noted that the National Front for the Salvation of Libya is well armed. In 1996 the group tried to unleash a revolution in the eastern part of Libya before. It used the Libyan National Army, the armed division of the NFSL to begin this failed uprising.

    Why is the United States so opposed to Gadaffi? He is the main threat to US hegemony in Africa, because he attempts to unite the continent against the United States. This concept is called the United States of Africa. In fact, Gadaffi holds all sorts of ideas that are contrary to US interests. The man blames the United States government for the creation of HIV. He claims that Israel is behind the assasination of Martin Luther King and president John. F. Kennedy. He says that the 9/11 hijackers were trained in the US. He also urged Libyans to donate blood to Americans after 9/11. Khadaffi is also the last of a generation of moderate socialist pan-Arab revolutionaries that is still in power, after Nasser and Hussein have been eliminated, and Syria has aligned itself with Iran.

    The United States and Israel however have no interest in a strong Arab world. In fact it seems that elementary to the plan is bringing Libya to its knees through chaos and anarchy. In late 2010, the United Kingdom was still propping up the Libyan government through lucrative arms sales. Nothing is a better guarantee to destroy Libya than a bloody civil war. The tribal system that is still strong in Libya is useful to exploit to generate such a war since Libya has historically been divided into various tribal groups.

    This is also why the Libyan government responds by importing mercenaries. Tribal allegiances go before allegiance to the government, especially in Benghazi, and thus the central government has no control over the eastern part of the country anymore. The alternative to mercenaries is a conflict between the various ethnic groups. Gadaffi has tried for 41 years to make the country more homogeneous, but opposition groups funded by outside forced will take little more than a few days to put the country back into the 19th century, before the region was conquered and unified by Europeans. The violence is indeed excessive, but everyone seems to forget that the situation is not the same as in Tunis and Egypt. Tribal ties play a far greater role, and thus the conflict will unfortunately be bloodier.

    Please remember at all times that the violent Libyan civil war unfolding now is not comparable to the revolutions seen in Tunisia and Egypt. Both of these revolutions involved peaceful protesters suffering from poverty, in opposition to their corrupt governments. The chaos in Libyan consists of a mixture of tribal conflicts, conflict over oil revenue (since most oil is in the east of the country), radical islamists opposed to Gadaffi’s system of government, and outside destabilization by Western funded exile groups.

    Gadaffi took control in a bloodless coup from a sick monarch away for medical treatment 41 years ago. His ideology is based on unification and he attempted to peacefully merge his country with Egypt and Syria. It would take a miracle for the violence unfolding now to lead to a single stable democratic government in Libya, with full control over the entire country. The country is more than twice the size of Pakistan, but with 6 million inhabitants. Endless deserts divide many of the cities in the nation. If anything we should ask ourselves how many more nations will be shattered into pieces in the coming months, as the world cheers. #
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    • NATO is an outlaw, the ICC is its accomplice
      Posted: 2011/06/29
      From: Mathaba
      http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627325
      Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
      Pravda.Ru

      The International Criminal Court at The Hague is a pariah in the world of Justice and International Law; those who work for it are traitors to their cause, the Institution itself is an insult to every fibre of civilisation and a knife in the back of the notion that the law prevails and is applied without bias.

      It is patently clear nowadays that the ICC is a tool in the hands of NATO – a cynical tool which bases itself on the pseudo-precept that it follows the law, a manipulative organism which twists legal principles and applies them with two weights and measures. What is amazing, is that those behind the ICC and NATO think that the public will believe them.

      NATO has committed war crimes in Kosovo, in Afghanistan and in Iraq. NATO has committed terrorist attacks occasioning murder in all three theatres of war. Nothing happened, the ICC remained silent. Arrest warrants have been served for David Cameron and Barack Obama in police stations near their places of work and residence for the murder of Colonel Gaddafi’s three grandchildren and other civilians in Libya. Monitoring the situation, we see that nothing has yet happened.

      NATO’s violation of the law

      NATO’s remit in Libya were UNSC Resolutions 1970 and 1973 (2011) which, summarised, concentrated on no boots on the ground in Libya among NATO forces and this is not the case – violation 1; the enforcement of a no-fly zone, which does not include strafing civilian structures – violation 2; measures to protect civilians from being attacked does not mean attacking government forces fighting hundreds of heavily armed terrorists – violation 3.

      Under the UN Charter it is illegal to take sides in an internal conflict – violation 4; it is illegal to murder or attempt to murder government officials – violation 5; with no formal declaration of war, with no remit from the Military Committee of the UNSC, any action occasioning murder is illegal – violation 6; ditto attempted murder – violation 7; ditto actions occasioning grievous bodily hard – violation 8; ditto actual bodily harm – violation 9; ditto criminal damage – violation 10.

      Under the Geneva Conventions it is illegal to attack civilian structures with military hardware – violation 11; it is also illegal to deploy in theatres of conflict munitions and weaponry which will have an affect after such conflict. The alleged use of cluster bombs by NATO and of Depleted Uranium (there are several precedents) could provide violation 12.

      At least eleven, possibly 12, violations of international law in Libya, countless others in other operations, and the ICC says nothing. The judges of the ICC receive their instructions and insult their academic area, the fundamental principles of law and their professional class with barefaced arrogance. I challenge Mr. Luis Moreno Ocampo to investigate the above charges and to pronounce himself.

      The joke which is the ICC

      Two international lawyers have exposed the joke which the ICC is. Within just a few hours, lawyers Themba Langa (South Africa – Counsel to Muammar al-Qathafi, Saif al-Islam al-Qathafi and Abdullah al-Senussi) and Fabio Maria Galiani (Italy – Legal advisor and member of the defence team) uncovered no less than eight points of law proving that the ICC is a kangaroo court without one iota of legal validity, yet again proved in this case. Their points are summarised as follows, my observations in brackets.

      They point out that for a start the Court has no jurisdiction in Libya because it was never ratified there, that anyway notwithstanding this, under international customary law a Head of State has immunity (did they take Saddam Hussein to The Hague?. Indeed the ICC has no jurisdiction in the USA, so why should it have any in Libya?)

      Secondly they point out that the referral to the ICC by the UN Security Council is a violation of jurisdiction, independence and impartiality because it instructs the Court to exclude prosecution for certain persons and in following this directive, the ICC itself is in violation of its own constituent Statutes; thirdly the UNSC does not have the power to dictate terms over Libya to the ICC and anyway under international customary law, the ruling yesterday by the ICC is invalid in countries not signatories to the Rome Treaty which set up the Court.

      Fourthly, if in the following instances, the Prosecutor has still not decided whether to open a case on Georgia (because the evidence is being considered) since 2008 (three years); on Guinea since 2009 (two years); on Colombia since 2006 (five years) why then was all the evidence on Libya read, digested and treated legally within just three days when the investigation was opened? (Where is the case against Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi? Where are the cases against the Islamist terrorists who massacred Black Libyans and children? Where is the case against NATO, against Obama, against Cameron, against Sarkozy, against Berlusconi?)

      Fifthly the ICC did not even notice that the referral by the UNSC violated the Court’s Statute; sixthly, if NATO respects the Court and its deliberation, (why is it continuing to perpetrate 100 terrorist attacks a day protecting terrorists?) then the defendants should have the right to defend themselves. Seventh, NATO is accountable for murder, destruction of property and injury to civilians (acts of terrorism) and eighth, the entire campaign has been based on manipulation through the media (rendering the legal tenets void under any normal court of law. But then again, the ICC is no court of law, is it?)
      Next, on the impartiality of this “Court”, the lawyers mentioned above claim in their statement: “One of the judges of the Pre-Trial Chamber I, Mr. Cuno Tarfusser, recently made statements to the Italian media on the situation in Libya which indicated that the ICC is not impartial”.

      One last question, why do the USA, UK and France prohibit the delivery of baby food to Libyan children? Isn’t it enough for Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy to murder them by bombing? If they enjoy murdering children, why don’t they start at home? When they look at their children, do they hear the screams of Colonel Gaddafi’s grandchildren as they fried in their own blood?

      So, Mr. Luis Moreno Ocampo, what, as a judge and a lawyer, do you have to say to THAT? Nothing, of course, because we know who and what you are.

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      • Posted on Sun 26 Jun 2011 – 08:33:42
        Rael Names Minister Farrakhan Honorary Guide of Humanity
        Following his recent Press Conference at the UN Plaza Hotel in New York where he exposed the U.S. and NATO’s criminal War in Libya and Africa, Minister Farrakhan, head of the controversial Nation of Islam, has been awarded the title of “Honorary Guide of Humanity” by Rael.
        Farrakhan
        Farrakhan is a Peaceful Revolutionary who has long been admired by the US and African Raelians for his controversial positions on social and political matters.

        In his June 15th speech, Minister Louis Farrakhan lambasted the U.N., the U.S., and the “coalition of demons” that he said makes up NATO. He drew interesting comparisons between what the Libyan people have achieved under the Kadhafi government and the problems faced by most of the nations now trying to oust the Libyan leader, particularly the US, Britain, France and Italy where unemployment is high and, unlike the Libyan people, many are homeless.

        Farrakhan said the United Nations have no legitimate right to exist for passing the resolution that has allowed NATO to take military action in Libya and that NATO is in direct conflict with their own resolution 1973, which is supposed to protect civilians now that NATO bombings are killing civilians.

        All these facts and comments are in perfect agreement with the many statements done by Rael regarding the Afghanistan, Iran and now Lybian conflicts as well as the obvious failure of the UN.

        In a recent statement, Rael explained that “The international aggression against Libya has been covered up under the pretext of protecting the civilian population. The only real reason is to hoard the oil and combat Kadhafi’s idea of creating a currency based on gold, which could be used instead of the dollar for oil transactions.’’

        The letter of support of Minister Farrakhan to President Kadhafi that he read during his press conference, has also lots in common with the ones sent by Rael to the Lybian President through the past weeks and years.
        Minister Farrakhan announces that the dictatorship of the Western countries is over and this is clearly what Rael has predicted along with the world revolution.
        The media are trying to make us believe that the world revolution is happening in the streets of Lybia. It isn’t. What is happening in Lybia is just another attack of the colonizers in order for them to secure the local resources for their own interest.
        It is a relief for the Raelians to see leaders like Minister Farrakhan voice their disapproval and gather like-minded people so that we can finally reach a world of peace based on cooperation and respect. This is the true World Revolution, the one announced and requested by Rael for almost 40 years.

      • Opinion: Fatwa (Ruling) on UN Resolutions 1970-1973
        Posted: 2011/07/18
        From: Mathaba
        http://networkedblogs.com/kye1B

        Is there any legal background to NATO war crimes?

        BY SAM DRUIC

        “They are insane, they should be arrested and brought to Haag, or to a nuthouse. Those NATO leaders are either mad and drunken and must be put into a psychiatric facility, or, if sober- they are CRIMINALS who must be brought to the ICC…” (Colonel Muammar Qadhafi)

        “NATO is committing war crimes inLibya. The rules of engagement are bound by the UN Security Council Resolutions 1970 and 1973 (2011) in which there is no mention of taking out Colonel Gaddafi, his aides or children or grandchildren. NATO was supposed to police a no-fly zone and explain any misgivings to the international community.

        China and Russia asked the countries proposing the above-mentioned Resolutions to explain the details of the “measures” inherent in the agreements. No explanations were given, making the basis for the Resolutions void.

        No rules of engagement allow for the purposeful targeting of Libyan officials, therefore the murder of Colonel Gaddafi’s relatives and the recent strikes on civilian targets inTripoliamount to war crimes.

        The international community is bound to abide by the rules of international law. International law is ruled by the UN Charter and Resolutions from the UNSC. NATO has acted outside these rules, and therefore Obama, Harper, Rasmussens, Sarkozy, Cameron, Berlusconi and other sick NATO warmonger leaders are guilty of high treason and War Crimes…” (quoted from Pravda.ru, by Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey).

        VERDICT:

        To save the world from greatest threat of war and terrorism, all degenerate subhuman perpetrators and hellhounddog bastards Bar.Obama, Rob.Gates, Sam Locklear, Carter Ham, Jo.McCain, Hill.Clinton (Shiksa), Jo.Kerry, D.Cameron, Dave Richards, the Queen, Liam Fox, Nik.Sarkozy (Hungarofruit), Al.Juppe, Gerard Longuet, Th.Burkhard, S.Berlusconi, Lars and Anders (Fag) Rasmussen, Step.Harper, Ch.Bouchard, Ban Ki-moon, Qardawi, Lu Moreno Ocampo… must be summoned to the International Tribunal in Nurnberg and publicly HANGED for committed crimes against humanity, each of their countries is to fully compensate for heavy damages, harm and death inflicted on Libya, all involved governmental and parliamental bodies of USA, Canada, Britain, France, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Qatar, Spain, FRG, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, Czechia, Australia, Turkey, Rumania, Bulgaria, Russia to be stripped of all state posts, their private property confiscated, while all Libyan assets and funds frozen in Western banks (looted by the Western Mafia) immediately released for the legitimate possessor- the people of Libya.

        Hey, cunning England ! Hey, stupid France !

        You get everybody in rage and trance !

        Hey, f_cken Berlusca ! Hey, empty Barak !

        You fall on big trouble, much worse than Iraq…

        Be you Ami or Briton, Danish, Roman or Gaul,

        You’ll obtain your deserts and go to the wall !!!

        Euro-American Hitler and his international Gauleiters are the worst threat to the world !

        Sane society must put an end to barbarous Crusader atrocities, immediately cease diplomatic relations with all members of anti-Libyan fascist coalition; BOYCOTT coalition’s products and commodities; impose total EMBARGO on deliveries thereto of oil, gas, metals, chemicals, uranium, diamonds, jewelry, engines, foodstuffs; completely stop tourism to barbaric Europe and UAssA….

        And, hey UNO, why not issue a supplemental Resolution protecting the civil population of Libya: assassinate the real dictators and beef-squad murderers Sarkozy, Rasmussen, Obama and Clintoness ?….

        Moegen drohen die Faschisten,

        Bald vorbei ist ihre Zeit…

        Mutige Sozialisten

        Immer sind zum Kaempf bereit !

        About Sam Dudic
        Author read the “Green Book” and contacted Mathaba in 2002-2004; he’s an admirer of Brother Leader Qadhafi and Hon. Louis Farrakhan, and wholly supports the concept of Islamic Socialism based on people self-rule and direct representation, without shahs, sheikhs, kings, sultans, emirs, presidents and general secretaries – as a prospective future for all mankind.
        View all posts by Sam Dudic →
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    • Anti-Gaddafi “Rebels” are now joining Gaddafi
      Posted: 2011/07/01
      From: Mathaba
      http://networkedblogs.com/jTf7e

      The rebels were always a disparate group with only a tiny few among them having any democratic principles. They were united only by their hatred of Qaddafi, or by having been wronged in the past. Now, they are re-connecting, and realising that Qaddafi was himself imprisoned, and is now free.

      By Dennis South

      Wayne Madsen, an investigative reporter who went to Tripoli along with a fact-finding team, was interviewed by an RT news reporter, and stated that,

      “There are some rebels who have gone back to Gaddafi. We have seen reports of NATO hitting rebel columns, uh, [but] there are other reports that these may be rebels trying to get back to Tripoli to re-join Gaddafi. Gaddafi has given amnesty to these people. Many former rebels, including one I spoke to said, ‘Look, we weren’t happy with Gaddafi. But when we saw NATO, including Italy, our former colonial occupier, join this thing…[we thought], OK, he’s a dictator, [and] we’ve had him around for over 40 years, but darn it, he’s a Libyan nationalist, and he has given us the highest standard of living in Africa.”

      So, we get it STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH, “the rebels,” openly admitting what we at mathaba have been informing the world of for months: That Gaddafi is NOT a “brutal dictator” that has wreaked havoc on his people. It is clear that many of the rebels now, finally, see what will be in store for them if they allow themselves to participate in the destruction and division of Libya: alliance with a DANGEROUS SNAKE that would not have hesitated to do the SAME THING to them that it has done to their leader, Colonel Gaddafi, had they gotten in power.

      These “rebels” are now beginning to appreciate the GOOD LIFE that they have had, for over 40 years, with the Brother Leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Let us hope that the other rebels, who are still fighting against the man who LIBERATED them over 40 years ago, will finally come to their senses and STAND DOWN.

      We ask our Mathaba family to work EXTRA HARD to pass this information on to as many people as you can, including government legislators, whether or not they will take heed. The important thing is to get this on the record. Long live Colonel Gaddafi and the Great Libyan Jamahiriya!
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    • GADHAFI NEVER ATTACKED HIS OWN CITIZENS:

      The entire premise of NATO bombing Libya, in fulfilment of George Orwell’s 1984 “War Is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength” slogan, has been that Colonel Qaddafi is attacking the Libyan population.

      First this was shown to be a lie when the Russian military, for the first time publicly displayed video footage from its military spy satellites which showed that no Libyan air force flights took place, nor any massacres, during the months that NATO had claimed as a reason for it launching the now more than 3 month long non-stop bombing of Libya.

      The world thought that this would show NATO and the media of those countries, USA, France, Britain, Italy and much of Europe, that there was no massacres or killings by Qaddafi at all, so NATO can call off its “war is peace” bombing campaign and go home. But clearly NATO knew this all along, after all, they too have spy satellites.

      (FROM MATHABA: http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627437?rss )

      • Milovan Drecum Reports from Libya on NATO and “Rebel” Attrocities
        Posted: 2011/07/18
        From: Mathaba
        http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627604?rss

        The Organization for Peace and Help visits Libya and reports on the situation there

        (mathaba) — A Bulgarian reporter’s crew from Belgrade, composed of journalist and military-political commentator Milovan Drecum, as well as cameraman Nebojsa Tijanic, went to Libya to obtain a first-hand account of the war. This video reveals detailed, on-the-ground information about what is actually happening inside Libya. It is now probably one of the best reports coming out of Libya to date, along with Dr. Webster Tarpley’s and Mr. Lamb’s.

        Various interviews of Libyan people, conducted by Milovan Drecum, reveal the crystal clear goals of NATO: to destroy the Libyan economy, which was growing so fast that that growth was perceived by the Northern white nations as a threat. Perhaps more fundamentally, they were simply filled with jealousy and rage and hatred of the Libyan African giant. Libya was serving as a strong example of powerful, independent, economic growth, so the Northern white nations decided to put a halt to that growth. I’ve transcribed some highlights of the broadcast, for your convenience.

        A representative of The Organization for Peace and Help stated the following:

        “NATO wishes to destroy our infrastructure. With embargo and aggression they have stopped our life. They put a stop to about two hundred billion dollars [of] investment. Those are the contracts with the new foreign companies.

        “Libya employed about three and a half million foreign workers, who supported their families. That amounts to about twenty million people. Now, they have no other means of life, because NATO destroyed their workplaces. Libya has oil, gas and it is a big marketplace. “The West was afraid of Libya’s quick growth.”

        The Narrator:

        “The reporters from Belgrade saw for themselves the acts of NATO, that bombed densely populated parts of Tripoli. It is unfathomable that at the center of the town, eighteen missiles hit and completely destroyed the buildings containing the headquarters of several non-governmental organizations, as well as the special school for children with disabilities, which is under protection by U.N.E.S.C.O.

        “Just in the period from March 19 to June 7, NATO aviation conducted 11,000 sorties! [More statistics given by Dr. Moussa Ibrahim, Minister of Information for the Libyan Jamahiriya, in the video]. Every day, civilian buildings and vehicles, including medical, are being destroyed. Due to the lack of food and medicines, the children are the most endangered. The Libyan population is facing a grave humanitarian disaster.”

        Afaf Abu Youssef, a laywer, says:

        “We as lawyers, together with our colleagues from all over the world, will sue NATO, which is leading a psychological and material war on Libya, for the wounded and killed women, for women who lost their babies, for women who lost their husbands, sons and brothers in this war. We have enough evidence about all the atrocities NATO committed. We will sue NATO in all of the European countries.”

        The Narrator:

        “The independent reporters from Belgrade have, in their possession, some videos showing terrible crimes committed by the insurgents. Also, they have recorded the testimony of the refugees from the towns controlled by the rebels, who, right in front of their mob in the town square, kill and torture [people whom they consider to be] disobedient civilians.

        “They cut them to pieces, wrap them in plastic bags, burn them up, and then drop their bodies into the sea or at dumpsters. There are also suspicions of a body-organ trade going on.

        “In order to terrorize those families who remain loyal to Gaddafi, the rebels are performing the systematic and planned raping of women.

        An eye witness says:

        “If they know my name or if they see my face, they would kill my mother, father and the rest of my family that remained in Dherna. There are a lot of killings there—a great number of people were killed. The rebels attacked the police in Dherna.

        “They set government buildings and the port on fire. They stole the containers and the cars from the port. They broke into prison and released the criminals. The town is not held by the rebels, but by Al-Qaeda itself.”

        A journalist from Misratah says:

        “Those people that attacked us—They wore long beards and shortened pants. Those people are Al-Qaeda, plain and simple! In only three days, they have destroyed the town as in World War II! They intimidate people, they carry guns and they are difficult to talk to.

        Moussa Ibrahim, spokesman for the Libyan Jamahiriya, says:

        “There is a media war against us. The [media] propaganda says that the state has committed a crime against its people. And now we have rebels admitting that they have done so.”

        The Narrator:

        “The town of Misratah is strategically the most important front for achieving the goals of the insurgents and the NATO alliance. The rebels would have an open road to Tripoli. There are two factions fighting against Gaddafi: the rebels, under the control of the U.S.A.; and Al-Qaeda, who uses mercenaries and jihadists from around the world.”

        Haled al-Kaim, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Libya says:

        “At the front line in Ajdabiya, in the military base where NATO is training the rebel fighters, an American solider sat together with a member of Al-Qaeda named Shansari, who is from Saudi Arabia, and who fought in Afghanistan, Iraq, Chechnya, Bosnia and Kosovo. That footage was shown on TV. That is evidence of America’s cooperation with Al-Qaeda here in Libya.”

        The Narrator:

        “What the international public does not know is that there are about two-thousand tribes in Libya and all of them support Gaddafi and his defense of the country. The Western media stays silent about those gatherings of support of the Libyan leader, because they represent Gaddafi’s greatest strength, and the biggest problem for the U.S.A. and the NATO alliance. ‘The West can take the wealth of Libya only if they destroy all the tribes,’ say the sheiks.

        Sheik ali Mohammad al-Ahvel says:

        “If they destroy all of us, they can place anyone they want to rule the country. What does it matter to them who is our leader? What business do they have here? This is our internal affair. Did we choose Sarkozy, Obama or any other president in the world? We are not people without father and mother—people without roots. We are not little children.”

        A member of the Warfalla tribe, Abdu Selam, says:

        “We are the Warfalla tribe—the biggest tribe in the Libyan Jamahiriya. We support our leader Gaddafi, because he is good for us.”

        Dr. Moussa Ibrahim says:

        “If NATO attempts the ground invasion, our army will not fight in the conventional way. There would be fights from one street to another, for every alley and every house. Libyan people have a fighting spirit. They won’t accept foreign forces. Our culture and morale incline towards combat. Now we have no other option. We are fighting for our homes.”

        The Narrator:

        “Except for the media reports, for the time being there are still no international commissions there to establish the truth about the Libyan drama. In the ongoing media war, truth is the greatest victim.” — mathaba/DS

    • The U.S. and Europeans chose to re-demonize Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi as the evil from which the Euro-Americans would rescue North Africa. “Gaddafi was perfect, having long existed in cartoon form for western consumption.” Killing Gaddafi’s son and three grandchildren was no crime, since “in American eyes they are no more than satanic versions of Daffy Duck’s cartoon nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie.”
      http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627488?rss
      Killing Gaddafi’s Grandbabies
      Posted: 2011/07/12
      From: Mathaba

      by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
      The ceremonial slaughter of Moammar Gaddafi and his family lurches forward like some savage white cult ritual. Death to the demon and his seed! shout the priests, banshees and ice-smile oracles of the U.S. corporate media. The American (or “western”) manifest mission must be sanctified in the blood of caricatures…. These modern Crusaders require ritual bloodletting before expropriating the lands and goods of their victims.
      At the beginning of the year, the highly paid presenters and rapid-vapid quippers of CNN and competing reality-creation companies, were caught pitifully mission-less. Absent direction from the official scenario-producers at the White House and the State Department, there could be no coherent newsreader script, no simple theme for quipping. But direction would not be forthcoming from the Obama administration:
      “Where was the consummate Arab evil?”
      In the first days of the Egyptian rebellion, CNN and its ilk were largely on their own and visibly confused – reflecting the confusion and desperation in Washington. Then, after the White House, having no other choice, pretended to empathize with the young demonstrators at Tahrir Square, the corporate media commenced its love affair with the “new” Arab. But where was the consummate Arab evil, in the battle against which the corporate media could fulfill its role as chronicler of America’s glorious, civilizing saga in the world? Who is the caricature, to be ritually tormented and slain?
      Moammar Gaddafi became the foil for the Euro-American military response. Instantaneously, CNN got its mission back. Gaddafi was perfect, having long existed in cartoon form for western consumption. With Gaddafi’s gradual accommodation with the West, in the early 2000s, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein became the Great Cartoon Satan, even appearing as the Devil in Comedy Central’s South Park cartoon show. Gaddafi, the vintage cartoon, inevitably became conflated with Saddam (all Arab strongman cartoons look alike).
      A general on CNN’s retainer repeatedly named the long dead Saddam as the ghoul to be obliterated by righteous American firepower. More than once, the general apologized to the audience, but he needn’t have since, to the mass of CNN’s viewers, Gaddafi has no more claim to his own life, history and death than did Saddam Hussein. The are both little voodoo dolls to be stuck with needles and burned and torn to pieces, along with their children….
      The murder of Gaddafi’s family members has provoked opposition from some quarters internationally….Leading USA Democrats as well as Republicans expressed no similar reservations, openly embracing assassination as official state policy. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, in an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” said, “Wherever Gaddafi goes, he is a legitimate military target.” Senator John McCain of Arizona, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, declared on CBS Television’s “Face the Nation” program: “We should be taking out his command and control, and if he is killed or injured because of that, that’s fine.” Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Democratic Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota said: “Gaddafi has got to go. You cannot allow him to continue” [to live].
      The very next day O-Bomb-em proclaims that the Muslim ‘Phantom Menace’ Osama bin Laden was supposedly killed in a US raid in Pakistan. Now everyones talking about that & the phony War on Terror -&- seemingly forgotten that the US & NATO murdered 3 small children in an illegal act of attempted assassination by smart bomb. VERY CONVENIENT TIMING.

      Killing the whole clan (Children, cousins pregnant-wife and grandchildren) of Khalid Hamedi, [right after having a birthday party for his kids] Gadhafi’s best friend and co-leader of the 1969 Bloodless-Revolution, came next in Sarmon….

  10. U.S. government agencies are working hand in hand with Al-Qaida

    ‘Libyan opposition is al-Qaeda’
    Posted: 2011/07/02
    From: Mathaba
    Former CIA asset confirms that U.S. government agencies are working hand in hand with Al-Qaida, which Mathaba for years has been exposing as a CIA creation, to create chaos and terror which the globalist banker elites hope to take advantage of in resource-rich areas of the world

    By Dennis South

    From the very beginning of NATO’s aggression, Colonel Gaddafi has been telling the entire world that the Bengazi traitors are Al-Qaeda terrorists and extreme Islamic fundamentalists of the most dangerous type. And others, such as Dr. Webster Tarpley have been telling us the same thing, for months, and with great detail.

    And now, a former CIA asset, Susan Lindauer, has boldly exposed the truth about the NATO-Benghazi conspiracy to destroy the Libyan Jamahiriya. She reports that the United States is pulling troops out of Afghanistan so that it can INVADE Libya. The American public, unfortunately, believes that the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan represents some kind of “positive” move by Obama. But nothing could be further from the truth.

    Ms. Lindauer said that, as a former CIA asset, she has “extremely good ties, and knowledge, and depth of resources inside Libya today. What I’m finding is video documentation that NATO rebels are actually the same Al-Qaeda fighters that we’ve been dealing with in Iraq and Afghanistan, who’ve now come home to Libya…”

    [NOTE: Gaddafi and the Libyan government had always been aware of the Al-Qaeda element in Benghazi, and had worked to keep them in check].

    She continues, “Well first of all, I was directly involved in the 1990s operation to get terrorists out of Libya. And I can assure you that all terrorists were removed from Libya by about 1998/1999. Since then, Gaddafi, uh, Gaddafi, by the way, was the first [head of any] government to inform Interpol about Osama Bin Laden.

    “Gaddafi is hated by Islamic fundamentalists, because he is a socialist Muslim, and he has a very different agenda that is not [the reactionary Islamists’ interpretation of] Shariah [Islamic law]. Gaddafi has a very strong record on women’s rights: Women have the right to education, hold propertly, divorce, hold jobs, have income–many rights that other women in the Arab world do not have. So he is a moderate. And he is not involved in any terrorism at all. That [rumor] is absolutely foolishness.”

    She continues, “I’m amazed. I’m SO disappointed in Obama, that he is actually shifting resources to finance Al-Qaeda rebels, and to finance–to provide U.S. enforcement of the Al-Qaeda presence in Libya.”

    She continues, “Now, I just want to tell you. I want to tell your viewers. We have video documentation that is coming from the refugees fleeing the rebel strongholds. And they’re bringing out video from their camera phones that they’re recording just on the sight; on the spot–videos of beheadings; videos of castration–castration [she repeats, in frustration]; [videos showing] where they are gouging out the eyes of men who oppose the Libyan rebels. Women are being raped, and subjected to having their breasts cut off.”

    One wonders what MORE the world needs than the testimony of one of the U.S. governments OWN FORMER CIA AGENTS, testifying that, 1.) Gaddafi is NOT some “brutal dictator”; 2.) The “rebels” are Al-Qaeda terrorists and extreme Islamic fundamentalists who would do ANYTHING, including gouge out a man’s eyes, and cut off a woman’s breasts, to enforce their distorted brand of Islam.

    It is obvious, of course, that NATO and the U.S. care absolutely nothing about public opinion, or about being exposed openly by one of its own former CIA agents, and are continuing their aggression at this very moment. Nevertheless, what is important is that the truth be put on the record for all to see.
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    e.com/watch?v=w5LukDFnWNM&feature=player_detailpage

    http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

  11. « Black US civilians life in danger by the state. No-fly zone?ENGLISH: Muammar Gaddafi’s speech to millions of his supporters in Tripoli 1/7/11
    July 2, 2011 by lizziephelan

    http://lizziesliberation.wordpress.com/2011/07/02/english-muammar-gaddafis-speech-to-millions-of-his-supporters-in-tripoli-1711/
    Thank you Ahmad Baden for the translation

    Posted in Africa, Anti-imperialism, Libya, nato, Pan-Afrikanism, Unity amongst oppressed communities | Leave a Comment

  12. Please trust me ,and also brother-leader Gadhafi: IT IS NOT THAT WE ARE THE BLIND ONES; the West has really demonised a marvelous man for their own greedy purposes. Dennis South was 100% right when he said that even a Christian can recognise that Gadhafi is a Mujjadid… He is. Your love for him is not phony; I have felt this way too. He created a whole new concept and built a nation. His name,” Moammar” literally means BUILDER. Cannot the world see what he has done to a chunk of desert sand and the remains of the Italian WWII trash heap of scrap iron?.
    Everything was meant for a purpose, by Our Lord & God. If the West did not impose sanctions on Libya; maybe Libya would not have been forced to make and do things for herself instead of dependence on world-trade….And Gadhafi, from all people, of “white” ancestry himself, loved Africa so to the extent of liberating its native peoples and recognising their human potentials—and fighting for what is naturally Africa’s and not the West’s to devour, scour, and deplete. If anyone has a heart, it is Gadhafi. (Remember how he took care of the English child whose airplane crashed in the Libyan Desert?)
    Gadhafi takes care of English child

    If you read his own words, his stories and his Vision for mankind, how can you not love him…May God protect him, and what is left of his family, and all the peoples of the Jamahiriya….and most of all: MAY THE WORLD WAKE-up to the truth and once again honor real LOVE and God.

  13. FULL TEXT of MUAMMAR GADHAFI’s SPEECH at GREEN SQUARE, TRIPOLI, on 01 JULY 2011:
    (FROM: mathaba): Brother Leader Muammar Qadhafi’s Speech to Million March on July 1, 2011
    The historic leader of the Libyan 1969 revolution, symbol of Libyan resistance, king of kings of Africa, Imam of Muslims, teacher of the Third Universal Theory, gave a historic speech to around one fifth of the entire Libyan population gathered to show their love and defiance

    millions in GREEN SQUARE 01 JULY 2011

    This is a Day of Anger, it’s Day of the Great Challenge, to show the Pride of the Great Libyans.

    To show the bravery, to show the existence of Libyans, a Day of Dignity. A Day to be proud of our Martyrs.

    This is a historical letter, it will be written by human history, directed by the Libyan people, for Life and for the world to the six continents of the Earth.

    History will write that the 1st of July 2011 was a Great Day on the face of history when one people out of the peoples of the earth sent a strong message with the courage to challenge under the bombardment of NATO planes.

    It is well known in the history of NATO, known in the history with its 28 countries and Nuclear states but its planes and missiles and bombs crashed under the courage of the Libyan people and the pride of the Great Libyan people.

    Listen O world to the voice of Libyan people, the great Libyans, Free Libyans, people who decided to live with pride and to live free and die.

    Allahu Akbar (God is Great)!

    My friends in Europe: My poor friend Berlusconi, open the Libya channel [on your TV], Sarkozy the poor, my friend open a channel of Libya [on your TV], but I advise you to take tranquilizers before you open Libya channel, because you will be shocked, shocked because you have weak nerves, will not bear what you see in the channel of Libya, the challenge of Libyan people marching in their millions.

    The power of the Libyan people that you experience in North Africa, and you my son Obama, ask your employers at the White House to show you Libya channel, I am speaking to you live now, to see the facts in order to know that you are right when you withdraw from madness and the crazy of NATO and from Europe.

    You, who is it, in Britain, what’s his name? What name? Camera? ah, Cameron! Open the channel of Libya in Downing Street, Open Libya channel if your nerves bear of what you will see, open Libya channel, if you can, you and Berlusconi, Sarkozy and Cameron and others make sure now you are here in the sea. And you are chasing a mirage. And you must be dreaming, you are wrong, you troubled in a battle did not have the expense of it you don’t have experience in this battle.

    Withdraw now, go home.

    I advise you to withdraw, or everything you have will be destroyed. This people is estimated to convey the battle to the Mediterranean and can transmit it to Europe, can transgress your homes, your offices and your families can be legitimate military targets as you did make our offices and our houses and our children a legitimate military targets.

    Reciprocal treatment, tooth for a tooth and eye for an eye and the darker the partner. Child for Child, Family for a Family, House for a House, if we decide we can do it. We are able to move to Europe, like locusts, and like the bees, but I advise you to withdraw before a disaster.

    First of all look at the Libyan people, is this a people ruled by a dictator? Is this a people suppressed? This people came from everywhere without an order from Muammar Gaddafi, me myself surprised by all this march, crowds, women, men, families, children, look at families, look at children marched from the masses everywhere.

    Who asked them to come?

    Did Muammar Gaddafi go to them?

    They came by the power of Challenge!

    This is courage. This day is a memorable day, the Libyan people send a universal and historical message. It will be written in the history that after 100 days of successive bombardment day and night with rockets and bombs, families, men, women, children came out to the streets and squares filling the streets and squares.

    Not only in Tripoli, but in all the Libyan cities, villages and oases, facing Libyan people is a big loss for you, you will lose the battle, its the first time for you to face an armed people. Those people you see is an armed people having machine guns and knives also axes, lastly even with knives. This crowd you have to deal with. I advise you that if you want peace, and you want things to return to what it was before 100 days ago then deal with the Libyan people. Not with Moammer Gaddafi, Moammer Gaddafi isn’t representing the Libyan people, Moammer Gaddafi is a symbol of Libyans.

    Look at the people, this is the people, so deal with Libyans! This people is members of 2,000 tribes, deal with the tribal elders, deal with the leadership of the people, the tribal elders in the main meeting with the Basic People’s Congresses.

    I don’t want to rule the Libyan people and I can’t say to them accept this or reject or negotiate with this or that, Libyans decide that for themselves, I handed everything over since 1977. Since 77 I gave everything to Libyans, if you want peace come to negotiate with Libyans, if you want oil come negotiate with Libyans, you want Democracy come negotiate with Libyan people. Anything you want, go to Libyans, if you ask how to get that by the basic people’s congresses that Libyans join, all Libyan, men and women, they live democracy, not the system of Moammer Gaddafi, the system of the Libyan people, political system in Libya is the Libyan system of direct democracy, that’s why it will not fall.

    Even if some ran! Fear who fear, fall who fall, it will not be worth anything. If 100 Ambassadors ran Libya people are able to bring 1,000 Ambassadors the next day, this not significant, this is not your government. If The Minister of Interior resigned in Italy, the Italian government will fall. But in Libya, if a Secretary goes this is not significant, the basic people’s congresses can bring a number of other Secretaries instead, because the system in Libya is the system of Libyans, direct popular democracy that you don’t know!

    You your people are protesting against you, and you see what the Libyan people are doing with Moammer Gaddafi in the fields and squares, compare that between the demonistrations in the EU and with the demonstrations in Libya! You, your people don’t carry your pictures, unless it’s against you, to break your pictures and want you to go down, demonstrations everywhere, asking for real democracy! What’s the real democracy? It means the democracy in Libya should be applied in the EU, your people are telling you that people should rule themselves, as the Libyan people do, in Popular Conferences and People’s Committees, so conferences decide and the committees implement, if Libyan people want to change to any other system they can do that, nobody can represent the Libyan people!

    You are provoking the Libyan people, you insulted the Libyan people, when you brought agent traitors and they said they represent the Libyan people! Is this democracy you have? You bring a traitor with your aircraft and you say this is representing the Libyan people, is this democracy? To hell with your democracy if it’s like this, democacy is the democracy of the people. All the people sit on chairs, this is democracy, the experience of the Libyan Will will triumph over Europe and America, Asia, and everywhere in hte world, it will win. The Theory of the Libyan people will win, and the revolution of the Libyan people, the revolution of the great Al-Fateh will win in all the world.

    Even the revolution of France had been fought against by Europe’s reactionaries, Royals and fascists, but in the end the revolution of France won, the Era of Republics triumphed, and became bourgeois republics, the system prevailing throughout the world after the revolution of France. Now the Libyan people present to you the Jamahiriya, the last Level after the republic, you fight it or not, the Jamahirya [system of direct people’s participatory democracy] will win, and all the world will become a Jamahiriya. Instead of parties, the People’s Congresses will prevail, while the parties will fall. Parties are reactionary tools. This is democracy where popular conferences decide and people’s committees implement, unless if the Libyan people want to change it. Libyan people are free. Libyan people made it and Libyan people can change it.

    I advice you to stop your aircraft and don’t let anyone make you fools and make you mercenaries. The owners of the money they make heads of state of Europeans mercenaries along with them, I advice you to deal with the Libyan people, starting from tomorrow especially after the African Summit, the first decision from the African Summit is rejecting the decision of the so-called International Criminal Court as a false one and as a tool of colonialism. Africa rejected this decision.

    After that you will say how to deal with the Libyan people, they have basic people’s congresses, all Libyans are in it men and women. You will ask me how to deal with the Basic People’s Congresses? We have a General People’s Congress. You will ask me how to get the General People’s Congress? You will get it at the Secretariat of General People’s Congress you will tell me maybe this not going to happen, you have another way? The Tribes of Libya more than 2,000 tribes, tribes formed the Forum of Tribes from Tobruk to Zawara, you will ask me how to get the forum of Libya Tribes, you will get it at the secretariat formed by the Tribes. I will give you the address, I will not interevene! Never, I gave the Power to the people, I trust the people, and everything to the people, diginity to the people, oil to the people, land to the people, future to the people!

    If you want to find a solution go to the Libyan people! Don’t depend on the traitors you brought, those will never be accepted by people, nor by Benghazi, no one will accept them. They deceived you, deceived, deceived you, this is the people that does not accept to be represented by any one on behalf of the people. Representation is fraud!

    Open Libya Channel [on your TV] I advice you my friends to open the Libya channel! Bombing isn’t the solution, aircraft isn’t the solution. Dropping weapons on the retreators isn’t benefiting you. And the fifth column of mercenaries in the mountain didn’t do anything for you. You hit what you hit without any benefit for you, you make psychological warfare without benefiting, you lie, and lie, and lie with no benefit coming from your lies, then you search for an exit from this trouble, I’m helping you give you the solution.

    Look, look to the streets full of people! EU countries’ streets are full of people who are against their rulers! I challnege you, look at my people they carry my pictures! Today it’s recorded in the world, they recorded that in the history of human kind we see for first time a flag 4.5km long! Its recorded in history now, this flag you see isn’t made by Gaddafi! Yesterday I heard of women who sold their gold to buy green linen, to connect the length of the flag to 4.5km, imagine women sold their gold to make this flag, and shops give some to make this long flag, is this made by Gaddafi? This was made by the people.

    To get rid of this conspiracy and dirty game you made and you embroiled yourselves in, don’t deal with Muammar Gaddafi, deal with the Libyan people, they are now challenging you, you see now the anger of the Libyan people, you see the diginity of the Libyan people! Blockades on sea and earth is of no benefit, this is the people, so abandon everything, stop bombing, and deal with the Libyan people, tell the Libyan people forgive us, we thought it’s easy we thought it’s a game, we never thought it’s so dangerous! Look at the masses as the Atlantic, NATO has an Atlantic, we have an Atlantic too, this is SATO against NATO. This is SATO of MASSES, have you ever seen masses like this before? Only when its against you.

    You my brothers I talk to you now, if you want to finish this crisis, the solution is in your hands, as you come here to the Green Square, you march to the western mountain, France dropped the weapons by parachute, you took weapons from them, if you want to forgive them you can exempt them if you don’t want it’s up to you. You march on western mountain with million to clean it to Dheba. Then this problem would be finished, and our families who are in Tunisia, who ran from the traitors and the Fifth column who now show themselves, now they are the same as French soldiers they are mercenaries to France, traitors just like the traitors who were with the Italians. Now it’s clear they are with the French soldiers, it’s as if we are fighting the French soldiers in the Western Mountain.

    Who got killed from among us is in the Paradise and who got killed from among them is in the Hell. Their women in Tunisia work now for Tunisian women, yesterday Tunisian women were working for Libyan women! Who made Libyan women work as washers and slaves? Where is he? This is who you should be marching on him and capturing him, search for him, who insulted you, there are Libyan women asking for money from Tunisian women, they are servants in Tunisia, what brought you to this situation? Traitors who is with the NATO now, marching now on Western Mountain, clean it track by track, then march with the same million on Misurata and liberate it lane by lane, liberate the families of Misurata that are asking for help, march without weapons, take off the weapons of those gangs, and make Misurata city free, that have your goods, that have iron and your steel plant.

    If someone touches the oil in Brega or Alwahat, or the oil which comes to the filter of AlZawyia you should march on it with a million [people], no playing with oil, oil is your life and your childrens’ life, you have to securing oil with people, a million should be marching to protect oil. Prepare yourself women and men to settle the the battle, it’s in your hands, and the victory is close if you resist and march, such is this march, marching on those who NATO stands with, then NATO will not find anyone to depend on, they will know there is one people challenge! Brave, NATO will surrender and go home, then the solution is in your hands, you can settle the battle in several days, and the bombing will stop and blockade will finish, and everything will be finished when you control all your land, then they will come to say we want to deal with you since you are the land’s owners, the excellencies and we were wrong we never thought Libyan people are like this.

    Battle is in your hand. Oh thanks, thanks I see your hand, I see your hand thanks, thanks live, live, oh you look, look look what women have written on their hands, and you there your people inslulting you, your people insulting you, the battle finish it fast. This is not a battle of a regular army, this is a battle inside the houses, inside families, gangs come to a building to control it and make human shields. Take children and make them bed, thanks mama I see you, I see you, oh I see “Muammar Only” [written on ladies’ hands in henna ‘Muammar wa Baz’].

    Let them see, in EU and USA in all the world let them see, we have to finish the battle as soon as, and the battle is in our hands, if they want to negotiate with us then welcome, they are losers, they don’t have hope in mercenaries nor by dropping weapons by parachute, even with bombs, or rockets, they tried it 100 days and it’s all failing. Nothing they have to under go to the will of Libyans, then hurry and march on the mountain and on Misurata, then everything will be finished, Benghazi will come it’s not impossible, Benghazi everyday there are marches, everyday explosions, everyday, that’s meaning traitors can’t exist there, Sarkozi who put them, they will rule Libyan people is it reasonable? This is Nonsense.

    Prepare men and women to march in front of the world, as you are marching now, marching tomorrow and after and in the coming days, on all places where traitors are and the fifth column, and on the mercenaries who are killing your sons everyday. Everyday they’re killing your sons by NATO aircraft, and by the protection of NATO aircraft. Take off their weapons, all tribes should march, all masses should march men and women, we are doing our duty in front of history and we will not betray our great past, the sacrificing of our grandfathers, and we will not fail our children and the next generations, and we will not fail the future, and will not betray the past.

    Here the Brave and the pride, we are the owners of the right, we are in our land, the land of our grandfathers, we will never leave it, and we will die for it, this is our duty, our duty, glory for you O Brave, glory for you O Libyans, this is the glory, this is the Brave, This is the Pride, GO AHEAD GO AHEAD The struggle continues until victory! —

    • CLEARLY, THE PEOPLE OF THE SOVEREIGN STATE OF THE GREAT JAMAHIRIYA LOVE MOAMMAR GADHAFI, the FOUNDER of their NATION

      crfowds in Tripoli for Gadhafi 01 JULY 2011
      1.7 million people, or around 95% of the population of Tripoli, one third of the entire population of Libya, turned out on FRIDAY, 01 JULY 2011 in perhaps the largest demonstration ever in world history last Friday, to demand an end to the NATO bombings of Libya

      from on top one of the buildings overlooking Green Square in Tripoli on March 1st, to show the lie. Many professional recordings of the event also proliferate the Internet and several international news networks were forced to finally cover the mass demonstrations against NATO and in support of Qaddafi, by the sheer size of this latest demonstration.

      The crowd can be heard chanting in Arabic “People want Colonel Qaddafi”, and also the 4.5km and 1.5km long green national flags can be seen making the world’s longest ever flag of total 6km. The Libyan flag is plain green so that citizens can easily make their flag, because the Libyan system of government is based on direct participatory democracy, people’s conferences and people’s committees.

      The video was taken on the cell phone of Mohanned Magam, 23 years old, who contacted Mathaba on May 26 seeking help to publicise his idea for a “million man march” for Peace in Libya:

      My name is Mohanned Magam, i’m from Libya. I was given your contact by a friend who says you are a friend of the Libyan people. We are making this appeal because we are suffering great hardships because of the daily bombing of our cities and the blockade of Libya by NATO forces. Too many civilians have already been killed, men women and children by NATO which is making our life harder with each passing day. So we are making this appeal to you to help us organise an event to raise public awareness about our suffering with a march around the world’s capitals against the aggression on Libya and to defend our unique Direct People Democracy in Libya. Please help us because we are dying day by day here. We ask Mathaba if it is possible to be involved in organizing this march and to let as many people as possible to know about this event. We would really appreciate your kind help and God willing we can help to stop this war in Libya.

      Thank you very much.
      Best Regards
      Mohanned Magam
      Mohanned Megam, age 23

      Mohanned also set up a Facebook page and shared his idea with his family and friends, and it spread around Tripoli. Some first attempts raised smaller crowds, and then brought around 400,000 people to the streets, and finally on Friday 1st July, an estimated one million seven hundred thousand (1.7 million) people took to the streets as the idea spread and also received TV news coverage.

      A delighted Colonel Muammar Qaddafi addressed the crowd with an impromptu speech which again was widely misreported by NATO countries media including the BBC and British and European press, who said that he called for attacks on Europe. Readers can see for themselves, and also listen to the original Arabic recording of the event, to see that yet again “our” western media is lying.

      Mohanned now believes that the marches will grow even further and extend to other cities in Libya should NATO fail to see the entire one third of the population waving green flags on the ground, something they surely cannot fail to notice even from 30,000 feet (10 km) up in the air from where they drop their bombs, nor would the cowardly computer operators based in the USA who fly remote-controlled drones which fire missiles at Libyans day and night have failed to see this as they have cameras that zoom in on their targets.

      (FROM MATHABA: http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627437?rss )

  14. ——————————————————————————–

    Libya and the Sound of silence
    Posted: 2011/07/03
    From: Mathaba
    Gadhafi for Africa

    Why the world will need to do something fast
    Lisa Karpova

    I am beginning to despair with the international community. Not the bogus one the Empire speaks of (a true minority), but the real one. Those who in physical actuality are the majority of the world population. Those who know what’s going on, but are doing absolutely nothing about it.

    This enables the Empire to be more and more arrogant. Witness France’s flagrant admission that they are outrageously violating the UN Resolutions on Libya by openly admitting they are arming terrorists. Is anything being done about it? Is anyone dragging France before the UN Security Council to answer for its behavior?

    Not a word. The silence is deafening.

    The US Congress registers their disapproval of their President’s starting a war against Libya without consulting Congress, but yet the same dirtbags vote to continue funding for this illegal, immoral, genocidal filthy war. The American taxpayer doesn’t need health care, a home, a job, an up-to-date infrastructure or any type of security for the future when they grow old.

    The western coalition of barbaric savages doesn’t try to hide their objective to assassinate Muammar Ghaddafi so that they can install terrorists as the Libyan government, people with open and easily observable connections to al Qaeda, and unknown individuals deep into corruption. Even the Los Angeles Times and the Daily Telegraph were forced to admit the al Qaeda connection of the terrorists.

    The terrorists and their benefactors do not accept the free and fair elections offered, because they are well aware their loss would be most embarrassing.
    One of the recent requests by the terrorist National Transitional Council to their NATO benefactors was to destroy a building in Libya containing information that would expose their corruption.

    They are clearly terrorists in every sense of the word. Heavily armed, they are conducting summary executions, hangings, torture, mutilations, beheadings, rape, pillage, wanton destruction…all the nice and fuzzy things terrorists are known for.

    If you are black and you are in Libya, your days are numbered if this murderous filth has anything to say about it. Racist anti-black ethnic cleansing is being actively implemented by the terrorists, all with the approval of the western barbarians.

    The terrorists have already driven most foreign workers out of the country. They are going through money like it grows on trees. This money was stolen from the assets of the Libyan people and filtered by western trash countries to the terrorist treasure chest, which is nothing but a bottomless pit.

    All this happens with the total complicit silence of western corporate media.

    As insanely ferocious, evil, psychotic and demonic as the bombings are, the war of lies and disinformation is just as bad. They continue to repeat the same mantra…Ghaddafi Is attacking “his own people” you know, those poor innocent unarmed civilians.

    Nevermind that the accusations that started the whole thing were shown to be lies, there never were any bombings by the government on “peaceful” protesters or any protesters for that matter. The Russian military spy satellites showed that no such thing ever happened as was disclosed to the world on Russian TV. But do they stop repeating the lie? Of course not.

    They try to give the impression that the government of Libya is ready to fall at any moment, that the rag tag impotent, pernicious terrorists with no support among the population are “popular” and doing well in their destructive campaign.

    A decent person cannot help but feel utter righteous indignation, seething hatred and disgust as their sensibilities are offended by this utter arrogance and evil, these never ending, ceaseless, unpunished crimes, their god-like feeling that they can act with impunity. These crimes are being perpetrated to enrich the global elite who are pulling the strings of the Empire.

    They have no legal or moral right to interfere in and exacerbate this internal conflict. Although there is substantial proof that the conflict was planned, funded and instigated by outside elements for some time. It was not, by any stretch of the imagination, a part of some lovely, feel good “Arab spring” that came out of some desire for “freedom and democracy.”

    When the west talks about “freedom and democracy” what they really mean is a country’s or leader’s willingness to do what they are told. Neither do they feel compelled to engage in the preferable, more human, more rational approach of discussion, dialogue and debate.

    All the west is capable of is enforcing the law of the jungle, might makes right. Well, no, it does not. Righteous people are utterly horrified by their arrogance.

    Every empire thought it was invincible, indestructible and eternal. So where are they now? The same is going to happen to the current evil Empire. Don’t think for a moment that it cannot be brought down, that it is too powerful, too whatever.

    This too, shall pass. But at what price? The time for action is now. The time is now to end the stranglehold of international corporatism and capitalism, the worst and most dangerous form of fascism.

    In closing, I can only say you will get the governance you deserve and if the innocent are to be put through the fire, the international community is not to remain silent. Every Libyan that is killed has died for our freedom. For you and for me. They are being made to suffer horribly and we will not remain unmindful of their pain and suffering.

    Do something, people, or it is no great loss if some huge comet or asteroid hits this planet.

    Here are some ideas of what you can do:

    1. Stay informed. Sign up to http://www.mathaba.net/go/daily and to Libyan news at http://www.bit.ly/LibyaNews

    2. Read up on Libya. View and share http://www.algathafi.org and http://www.bit.ly/LibyaTruth

    3. Join the revolutionary leader Qaddafi’s movement: http://www.greencharter.com

    4. Register in the International People’s Conference Organisation or join the closest one to you: http://www.peoplesconference.org

    5. Share this article, or at least this short list, and http://www.working2gether.com contains a few more, everywhere you can.

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  15. ICC Arrest Warrant Against Libyan Leader `Declaration Of War Against Africa And Black People Everywhere`
    Posted: 2011/07/02
    From: Mathaba

    Sierra Leone People’s Democratic League issues statement
    “The uniqueness of the imperialist ICC (International Criminal Court) in this modern world is that the more powerful the country is, the less liable they are to be investigated for war crimes and crimes against humanity, including political assassinations, killings of innocent civilians, butchering blacks, race cleansing in Latin America, Palestine and Africa, violations on international moral law, human rights and sovereignty of other nations. What is happening in Libya today is that a “blood-thirsty-racist” alliance group led by NATO and terrorist Al-Qaeda based in Eastern Libya is terrorizing the Government of Libya and its people. The USA, France, Britain and their leaders, and their terrorist al-Qaeda ally are the most fortunate of all, enjoying immunity of global military power, despite the longest list of violations against Africa” — ALIMAMY BAKARR SANKOH, President of the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS).

    Public Release Statement 1 July, 2011.

    Subject: “ICC’s ARREST WARRANT AGAINST THE LIBYAN LEADER IS DECLARATION OF WAR AGAINST AFRICA AND BLACK PEOPLE EVERYWHERE”.
    It is not the policy of the Sierra Leone People’s Democratic League (PDL) to elevate NATO-designed ICC’s (International Criminal Court) hate-filled and racist policy towards Libya with a response but for the sake of defending the dignity of Africa and black people everywhere, we have decided to respond justly to the unjust, proxy warrant of arrest issued by the so-called ICC (better known as International Corruption Court) against the Libyan leader.

    To start with, the ICC is a creation of Nazis criminals, colonial Lords, Zionist rogues and international criminal adventurers, designed to subjugate Africa, rob and dehumanize the African people. Second, the ICC is the judiciary arm of terrorist NATO, whose existence is nothing but traverse of international justice. Thirdly, the PDL does not recognize the existence of the ICC because its sabotages decisions of the African Union, attack the illuminating personality of African leaders and attack the dignity and integrity of black people.

    The unavoidable reality is that Africa is not part of Europe and does not belong to terrorist NATO, and Libya and Muammar Qathafi in particular no way should be subjected to European/terrorist NATO politico-military decisions. We, therefore frown at the ICC’s falsehood and unwarranted attack on the person and office of the Libyan leader and King of the African Kings.

    We know it to be an undisputable fact that the ICC is an appendage to NATO/al-Qaeda terrorism against the peace and freedom-loving people of Africa. The ICC’s hatred and race-filled attacks against Libya are only true expressions of imperial ambition-to destabilize Africa, overthrow the Government of Libya, kill Muammar Qathafi and his family and dupe the Libyan masses.

    Muammar Qathafi believes in freedom and human dignity, and is committed to achieving the cherished goals setout by the African Union (AU), including not allowing the violent change of Government anywhere on the continent; the realization of the Union Government of Africa, and above all, the Libyan leader is committed to the peace, stability and development of and improvements in the lives of Africans on the continent and the Diaspora. It is unthinkable and an affront on his illuminating personality for the ICC to link Qathafi to war crimes against the Libyan people.

    The ICC knows, and the international public does that the competent Libyan Government did not initiate war, nor launch attacks against its own people at anytime, anywhere in Libya. The ICC knows the true that it was the US, Britain and France that planned the current aggression on Libya, and recruited European, Canadian, Australian and American white mercenaries and terrorist al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, Iraq and in the Maghreb to clinically execute the dastardly military aggression campaign against the Libyan masses.

    The ICC knows that NATO backed terrorists outfit in Benghazi have declared that “No black should exist on the Libyan soil”, and with this they have resorted to acts of arson, murder and torture to liquidate blacks in Libya. The ICC knows that blacks are being arrested amass and detained at al-Qaeda concentration camps in Eastern Libya and are being kept in sub-human fashion.

    The ICC knows that NATO has been applying weapons of mass destruction, including cluster and napalm bombs, cruise missiles, drones, depleted uranium and attack helicopters in an attempt to assassinate Muammar Qathafi and unleash terror on the Libyan masses. And above all, the ICC knows from credible intelligence sources that the US and NATO created terrorist al-Qaeda as a façade to attack and destroy other countries that are not willing to pawn their dignity to international terrorism.

    We conclude by asking this pertinent question: What is War Crime, and who are the real War Criminals in the aggression against the Libyan masses?

    Signed:

    Sulaiman Mulku Dumbuya

    PDL National Secretary for Political Education and Mass Mobilization.

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    • NATO DROPS URANIUM AND NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS OVEDR TRIPOLI 17 JULY 2011

      BREAKING NEWS: NATO Launches Bombing Blitzkrieg over Tripoli hitting Residential Areas
      http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=NAZ20110716&articleId=25658&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=GlobalR

      by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

      TRIPOLI, Global Research. July 17, 2011 3.30 EET – NATO started a bombing Blitzkrieg in Tripoli which lasted initially for almost two hours, from approximately 12:00 to 12:30 a.m. EET to 2:00 a.m. local time (EET). Then there was a period of silence until approximately 2:30 a.m. and later at 2:45 a.m. EET large explosions could be heard in the distance.

      Multiple urban areas were bombed simultaneously this morning. Anywhere from 60 to 75 bombs may have been dropped mostly in the areas of Tajura and Seraj, according to eyewitness reports.

      Libyan television reported that the “NATO crusader forces” had hit civilian and military targets in the eastern suburb of Tajura.

      Residential areas were greatly disturbed and affected by the NATO attacks. Casualties and damages will be known in the morning.

      In the vicinity of the bombing, it was like an earthquake. Large buildings as far away on Al-Fatah Street on the Mediterranean coast were shaking.

      Dogs began howling in alarm and panic all over the city. Other animals, including birds and cats, also began to make noises in panic as the bombings took place. Usually after the bombings dead insects and birds litter some of the streets.

      The smell of burning and a strange smoldering filled the air. The smell lingered in the air. It even remained on the skin in the wake of the bombings.

      Until approximately 2:35 a.m EET, the strident noises of fighter jets over Tripoli could be heard. The bomb blasts triggered an atmosphere of fear and panic over the entire city, a poignant psychological and emotional impact on tens of thousands of people, from the young to the elderly. It also alerted people and brought them out onto their balconies while they witnessed the bombing of their country.

      One of the explosions resulted in a huge mushroom cloud, pointing to the possible use of bunker buster bombs. There was also evidence of anti-aircraft activity.

      There was something unusual in the pattern of this NATO bombing operation.

      The bombings tonight were not like other nights. The sounds were different. The smoke plumes were different.

      In previous bombings the smoke would usually go up vertically like a fire, but tonight the smoke plumes were horizontal and hovering above Tripoli with a white cloud in the horizon.

      People who were not directly affected by the bombs, within a radius of 15 kilometres experienced burning eyes, lower back pain, headaches.

      Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) and Global Research’s Correspondent in Tripoli

      Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Global Research Articles by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

    • On 1st July, when 1.7 million people were demonstrating in Tripoli to defend their country against foreign aggression, Khaled Hamedi (who lost his whole family to the NATO Sorman massacre) went to the front to bring relief to refugees and the injured. Snipers were waiting for him. They tried to kill him. He was seriously injured; however, according to the doctors, his life is no longer in danger.
      http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28474.htm

      The Sorman Massacre

      For once, Thierry Meyssan is not offering us a clinical analysis of geo-political developments. He is reporting on facts that he witnessed firsthand: the story of his friend, Engineer Khaled K. Al-Hamedi. KHALID al_HAMEDI A story of horror and blood where NATO embodies the comeback of barbarism.

      By Thierry Meyssan

      July 03, 2011 “Voltairenet” — It was a family celebration, the Libyan way. Everyone had gathered to celebrate the third birthday of little Al-Khweldy. The grand-parents, the brothers and sisters and cousins were crowding inside the family house located in Sorman, 70 Kms West of the capital: a big garden where small houses had been built for the various members of the family, plain, one-floor houses.

      No big luxury, just the simplicity of desert people. A quiet and harmonious atmosphere. The grand-father, Marshall Al-Khweldy Al-Hamedi, used to raise birds here. – He is a hero of the Revolution who took part in the overthrow of the monarchy and in his country’s liberation from colonial exploitation. All are very proud of him. – The son, Khaled Al-Hamedi, President of IOPCR, one of the most important Arab humaitarian associations, used to raise does. About thirty children were running around among the animals.

      They were also preparing the wedding of his brother Mohammed, gone to the front lines to fight against NATO-trained foreign mercenaries. The ceremony was to take place here in a few days’ time. His fiancee was already beaming.

      Nobody noticed that, among the guests, a spy had sneaked in. He was pretending to twitter his friends. In reality, he had just marked the targets and was relaying them through the social network at NATO Headquarters.

      The next day, during the night of 19 to 20 June 2011, at around 2.30 am, Khaled went back home after having visited and assisted compatriots who had fled the Alliance’s bombings. He was close enough to his house to hear the hissing of missiles and their explosions.

      NATO fired eight of them, of 900 kilos each. The spy had placed markers in each house, including the children’s bedrooms. The missiles were dropped a few seconds apart. The grand-parents had time to get out of their house before it was destroyed. It was already too late to rescue the children and grand-children. When the last missile hit their house, the Marshall had the instinctive reaction to shield his wife with his body. They had just stepped out of the door when they were flung fifteen meters away by an explosion. But they survived.

      When Khaled arrived, there was only devastation. His wife, whom he loved so much, and the child she was bearing were gone. His children, for whom he would have given anything, were crushed by the explosions and collapsing ceilings.

      The houses were left in ruins. Twelve mutilated bodies were lying under the rubble. The does, hit by fragments, were agonising in their pen.

      The neighbours who rushed to their rescue silently searched through the debris for any sign of life. Unfortunately, there was no hope. The children didn’t stand a chance of escaping the missiles. The corpse of a beheaded child is extracted. The grand-father is reciting verses of the Coran. His voice is firm, he does not cry. His pain is too strong.

      Meanwhile, in Brussels, NATO spokespersons declared to have bombed the headquarters of pro-Ghaddafi militia in order to protect the civilian population from the tyrant who is repressing it.

      It is not known how the whole thing was planned by the targets committee, nor how the chiefs of NATO’s general staff followed the unfolding of the operation. What is clear is that the Atlantic Alliance, with its spruced-up generals and right-thinking diplomats, has decided to murder the chidren of Libyan leaders to break their psychological resistance.

      Since the XIIIth century, European theologists and jurists have prohibited the assassination of families. Only the mafia has broken this absolute taboo. The mafia and now NATO.

      On 1st July, when 1.7 million people were demonstrating in Tripoli to defend their country against foreign aggression, Khaled went to the front to bring relief to refugees and the injured. Snipers were waiting for him. They tried to kill him. He was seriously injured; however, according to the doctors, his life is no longer in danger.

      NATO’s dirty work is not yet finished.

      Bastards!

      1.7 million people on the streets show their support forGadafi and the Jamahirya and aganist NATO terror bombings, or as NATO pits it ,its ‘protecting the people of Libya’! This number in western media and youtube headlines gets dwindled totens of thousands at best.
      1.7 million…what western politician can command that sort of support! Notice that systems of elections : party democracy, rarely ever allows candidates who really benefit the people to attain political power…yet with Libya, thank to the 1969 revolution that allowed the ascension of a man who has benefited the people, he and the country are attacked as not democratic! as not being by or for the will of the people! isnt this bizarre! Bush Sarcozy, Blair, obomber…these are the sort of scoundrels ‘democracy” puts over us.
      This article brought tears to my eyes. What kind of psychos are running this world, NATO, the International Criminal Court, the UN, the US, Israel, etc. These psychos appear normal but they are not.
      It’s obvious what’s happening. Every country that defeated one or the other European powers during the last one hundred years is being demolished now that technology enables cowards to strike at will.

      This is revenge for defeat. They have burned Afghanistan with DU, and then Iraq, and now Libya, and it will go on, with Israel cheering and America transferring the wealth of the world (who is buying US dept?) to the pockets of the arms dealer.

      The evil sons of glitches who are “organizing” this will set fire to the whole world or almost if they think that they can control it – this fire. Perhaps they believe that they have learned to control war just like early humans learned to control fire a few hundred years ago. I don’t know.

      What’s obvious is that zombies are robots are not only the stuff of movies – they are masses of them in the West, especially in the police forces and the army – and oh, I forgot the press.

  16. Open letter to Mr. Ban Ki-Moon
    Posted: 2011/07/04
    From: Mathaba
    http://networkedblogs.com/jXR94

    To the Secretary General of the United Nations Organization (United States/Governments Organization)

    by Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey:

    Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, are you or are you not the Secretary-General of the United Nations Organization? Are you or are you not supposed to promote peace in the international community? Are you or are you not supposed to uphold the terms of the UNSC Resolutions? Yes, or no?
    Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, France has broken international law. What are you going to do about it?

    Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, are you or are you not the Secretary-General of the United Nations Organization? Are you or are you not supposed to promote peace in the international community? Are you or are you not supposed to uphold the terms of the UNSC Resolutions? Yes, or no?

    If no, then fine. Let us admit once and for all that the United Nations Organization is excellent at humanitarian affairs, helping refugees, distributing food, classifying world heritage, upholding gender equality, defending women’s rights, the rights of the quadra-sexual community and so on and so forth, wonderful job, pat on the back, great, mate.

    As for international law, it appears the UNO is very good at drawing up resolutions but pig-awful at implementing them or making sure that nations uphold them. Well, certain nations let us say. I will tell you what, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, let us draw up a rule.

    If a nation is one of the Big Five, or actually, no, the Big Three (USA, UK or France) then basically it can do what it likes, correct? Because when for instance Russia and the People’s Republic of China ask these three for details on their actions (as was the case with Libya) they promise to give them later and then are not forthcoming despite what was said before the vote.

    So Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, suppose we dissolve the UNO as it exists today and admit it is a snivelling failure at upholding what it purports to uphold? Then we can found the WHORE (World Humanitarian Organization for the Resolution of Emergency situations), which your Organization is extremely good at, and as for making and keeping the law, let us either admit that international law does not exist, once and for all, or else set up another organization with the competence to practise what it preaches.

    Because, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, one of the five permanent members of the Security Council – in this case, France – has just admitted that it has broken international law by supplying weapons to the terrorists in Libya, against the terms of UNSC Resolution 1970 (2011). Please read my legal argument below:

    The legal principle which governs international law

    The legal principle of the UN Charter is to avoid war and to ensure peace; that is why any act of aggression outside the specific scope of a Resolution must necessarily pass by a separate Resolution in the UN Security Council. Since the scope of the resolutions covering Libya – UNSC Resolutions 1970 (2011) and 1973 (2011) – do not include the supply of weaponry to the “rebel” cause in Libya – but instead prohibit it and cover attacks on civilians, then under no circumstances whatsoever would it be admissible, acceptable or legal for any entity to supply weapons or train the “rebels” against the Libyan authorities.

    Definition of a civilian

    Let us now turn to the definition of a civilian: someone who is not an active member of the military, police or a belligerent group. For this reason, men in uniforms, sporting weapons, heavy artillery, tanks, machine-guns and rockets are not civilians and for this reason if such persons use violence against the Libyan armed forces, then any counter-attack by such forces cannot be deemed to be an attack against civilians. And therefore, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, any actions by NATO taken under these precepts are void, are they not?

    UNSC Resolution 1970 (2011)

    Paragraph 9 prohibits the supply of weapons to Libya:

    “9. Decides that all Member States shall immediately take the necessary measures to prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, from or through their territories or by their nationals, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, of arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment, and spare parts for the aforementioned, and technical assistance, training, financial or other assistance, related to military activities or the provision, maintenance or use of any arms and related materiel, including the provision of armed mercenary personnel whether or not originating in their territories,…”

    UNSC Resolution 1973 (2011)

    There is nothing whatsoever in this document which contradicts the scope of Resolution 1970 above. For a start, its introduction is very clear about the need to commit to the territorial integrity of Libya:

    “Reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,”

    Paragraph 4 does not contradict Paragraph 9 of Resolution 1970 on the supply of weaponry. It does not state anywhere that the terms are revoked or annulled. The insinuation that it does is a puerile and very devious attempt to twist around what is very clear under international law. The expression “all necessary measures” is qualified and restricted to the protection of civilians:

    “4. Authorizes Member States that have notified the Secretary-General, acting nationally or through regional organizations or arrangements, and acting in cooperation with the Secretary-General, to take all necessary measures, notwithstanding paragraph 9 of resolution 1970 (2011), to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,” and “notwithstanding” does not mean “substituting”. It means “in spite of” in the context of “in conjunction with” and not “in contradiction of”; otherwise it would be necessary to state clearly that the terms and conditions of Paragraph 9 of UNSC Resolution 1970 (2011) are revoked, annulled, substituted or replaced. This not being the case, the argument that 1973 allows such supply or weaponry is an indication of the malice of those politicians who propose it and certainly does not constitute a legal basis for action.

    Paragraph 8 reiterates the expression “all necessary measures” but qualifies this as pertaining to a ban on flights:

    “8. Authorizes Member States that have notified the Secretary-General and the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, acting nationally or through regional organizations or arrangements, to take all necessary measures to enforce compliance with the ban on flights imposed by paragraph 6 above,”

    Finally, the reference by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that 1973 substitutes 1970 is as much an unadulterated, barefaced lie as the claim that she went into a war zone in the Balkans under fire. The expression “replace” indeed reiterates the implementation of the arms embargo and adds the provision for inspection of sea or air vessels.

    “13. Decides that paragraph 11 of resolution 1970 (2011) shall be replaced by the following paragraph : “Calls upon all Member States, in particular States of the region, acting nationally or through regional organisations or arrangements, in order to ensure strict implementation of the arms embargo established by paragraphs 9 and 10 of resolution 1970 (2011), to inspect in their territory, including seaports and airports, and on the high seas, vessels and aircraft bound to or from the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, if the State concerned has information that provides reasonable grounds to believe that the cargo contains items the supply, sale, transfer or export of which is prohibited by paragraphs 9 or 10 of resolution 1970 (2011) as modified by this resolution, including the provision of armed mercenary personnel, calls upon all flag States of such vessels and aircraft to cooperate with such inspections and authorises Member States to use all measures commensurate to the specific circumstances to carry out such inspections;”.

    As we see, the legal question is perfectly simple to follow and is very clear to see.

    Bombing attacks

    The bombing attacks are therefore illegal. What are you going to do about it, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon? Ha, ha…nothing…ha, ha…right…

    Supply of weapons

    The French military has confirmed that it has supplied the Libyan terrorists with weapons in the Nafusa mountains. Le Figaro newspaper has quoted Colonel Thierry Burkhard, of the French General Staff, in an interview with AFP, stating that:

    “We began by dropping humanitarian aid: food, water and medical supplies. During the operation, the situation for the civilians on the ground worsened. We dropped arms and means of self-defence, mainly ammunition”.

    This follows the admission by France, the UK and Italy that it has “military advisors” in Libya (illegal) and reports that Qatar (the “queen” of the USA in the Middle East) has been supplying the terrorists from the east, in Benghazi.

    So now we see the whole picture, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon. The frontiers were conveniently secured to the east and west of Libya, arms were smuggled in, the fight was started, the Libyan authorities reacted as anyone else would in the circumstances and not, against YOUR laws, the terrorists are being supplied.

    So either you do something about it Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, or else go back to the WHORE and let someone else make the law. As the legend of Tan-Gun has it, there were three entities in the cave which preceded the formation of your nation, Korea – a tiger, a bear and a pile of mugwort. Which one of the three are you, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon? Yes, we noticed.

    Thank you.

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  17. The Bombardment of Libya is an act of War and a Desecration of the Afrikan Homeland by a set of Europeans
    Posted: 2011/07/03
    From: Mathaba
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627416

    Statement by the The Pan Afrikanist Steering Committee of Namibia against The United Nations Resolution 1973 (PSCNAUNR)

    6th June 2011

    The Bombardment of Libya is an act of War and a Desecration of the Afrikan Homeland by a set of Europeans

    STOP IT NOW OR SHIP OUT

    a) The Pan Afrikanist Steering Committee of Namibia Against The United Nations Resolution 1973 (PSCNAUNR), notes with deep sadness, the appalling atrocity being committed by NATO’s bombardment, the protracted sponsoring of mercenaries described as rebels by European Governments to kill, maim, destroy local infrastructures, attack Afrikans and presenting to the world Black Afrikans as Gaddaffii’s forces, thus leading to ethnic cleansing where such people are living in fear of their lives within Libya. This violates Afrikan human rights and violates the territorial integrity of Afrika and its people. The PSCNAUNR now calls upon the Government of Namibia, a member state of the Afrikan Union (AU) without further delay, demand that the United Nations Assembly put an immediate cessation to the aggression and genocide against the people of Libya and the Afrikan people therein.

    b) We note, with deep regret that there was an Official AU Road Map in place under Article 20 of the United Nations’ Charter, wherein the AU Delegation was positioned to meet with the sovereign leader of Libya and the Western sponsored Rebels. Before the AU could carry out its legal and moral duty, The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), under the guise of the UN deliberately started its bombardment under a hidden agenda for Regime Change, contrary to the principles enshrined within the said Article. This represents a desecration of Afrika and genocide, as part of the Fratral Doctrine. [They will attack one state together while others watch until their turn to be attacked comes, and they will fight all by themselves and get defeated. No individual state can defeat these fellows.] Yet when we are united as like during the independence struggle we will emerge victorious. The Europeans through NATO cannot be allowed to ignore the AU and override Africa in the second colonial bid.] It is now crystal clear that the motive behind Resolution 1973 was of a sinister nature in the first instance representing a Declaration of War as demonstrated by attacks and acts of aggression against a sovereign state of the AU. This has thus culminated in Crimes against Humanity, therefore we demand the immediate removal of those NATO terrorists from that area and that they be speedily brought to justice.

    c) As Pan Afrikanists, the PSCNAUNR calls upon our brothers and sisters across the globe for the defense of Afrika and its people in respect of NATO’s act of war against an Afrikan State. An attack on one is an attack on all; we therefore reserve the right inter alia to defend ourselves by any means necessary.

    d) The PSCNAUNR further notes that the United Nations 1973 Resolution was a deception from the first instance, the Brain Child of the USA, France and Britain a group of reputed war mongers within the Security Council and whose track records are well known on the globe, who had indeed succeeded in fooling the Members of that Honorable Council of the UN under the false pretence that the said Resolution was for the protection of civilians. From the evidence so far, NATO and the Western backed mercenaries are the ones killing civilians and destroying the infrastructure of that Afrikan state, where genocide has become an every day occurrence and where NATO have gone beyond the scope of the Resolution in attempting to assassinate the sovereign leader of that state which according to the International Criminal Court (ICC) statute Article 5, 6 and 7 constitute an unlawful act. All these actions have nothing to do with the protection of civilians and that the real motive manifested so far is for Regime Change and a programme of re-colonization.

    e) This gathering demands that in the interest of safeguarding humanity, our territorial integrity and in the pursuit of Justice that two Permanent Seats be created on the UN Security Council within the same time span it took to get Resolution 1973 and this should not go beyond three months. One Seat for the AU and One for Caribbean Union (CARRICOM).

    f) In the mean time this gathering calls upon our Government and fellow AU members to recall our Ambassadors and to expel all Ambassadors whose countries are directly involved in the bombardment of Libya within 3 days, until the war of aggression is called off.

    g) The PSCNAUNR encourages the AU to continue with its policy of non recognition against governments via coup d’etat of which historically has been the mechanism through which the West particularly those bombing Afrika under the NATO flag has maintained Afrika’s backwardness, continue with the exploitation and plundering and to prevent democratic progress.

    h) We the Pan Afrikanists demand an immediate Trade Embargo and the freezing of all assets of those governments and their people that have declared war against Libya and we call upon the AU Assembly to effect this programme of action without delay.

    We the Pan Afrikanists, Friends of Afrika and the peace loving people of humanity hereby, call upon the Government of Namibia and the AU to mobilize a National March (es) on the 11th June 2011 against the UN, NATO, US, France, Italy and Britain program of Regime Change in Libya.

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  18. Report: Ground Invasion of Libya Within Two Weeks

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Infowars.com
    04 July 2011

    A hawkish Jerusalem-based news outlet with reported links to Israeli intelligence that has proven accurate in its forecast of future geopolitical events claims that the war in Libya is approaching a “coup de grace” and that French, British and American troops will land on Libyan soil within the next two weeks to spearhead a full ground invasion.

    In a piece entitled, US and NATO prepare final assault on Qaddafi, DebkaFile cites military sources for its contention that NATO powers are finalizing plans for a “large-scale, all-out military bid to kill or oust” Colonel Gaddafi.

    “The coming coup de grace, expected in the next couple of weeks, is the hottest topic of discussion in the corridors of power and high-level military and intelligence get-togethers in London, Paris, Brussels, Moscow, Oslo, The Hague and Rome. It is expected to start in a couple of weeks with French and British troop landings on Libyan soil, to be followed in its last stages of by American forces,” states the report.

    In military terms, “coup de grace” is a synonym for ‘death blow’, and Debka views France’s announcement that it is providing weapons to anti-Gaddafi rebels as a precursor for a ground invasion and “the opening shot of the final act in the scenario for removing him.”

    If the report is correct in its claim that a ground invasion is imminent, it would mean that a plan for boots on the ground originally scheduled for the end of October has been dramatically accelerated, which is perhaps a reflection on the fact that Al-Qaeda-affiliated rebels have thus far failed to depose Gaddafi.

    As we reported last month, sources from Ft. Hood, Texas as well as CENTCOM contacted us to reveal that the 1st Calvary Division (heavy armor) and III Corps were being deployed to Libya in late October and early November, and that a total of 30,000 US troops would be in place by that time.

    DebkaFile is a pro-Israel intelligence-gathering website run out of Jerusalem. It has been labeled a media arm of Mossad, yet claims published on the website in the past have proven accurate, including a 2000 prediction that terrorists would attack the World Trade Center in New York.

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    In addition to Israeli sources, Russian Envoy Dmitry Rogozin told RIA Novosti on Friday, ““I think that now we are witnessing the preparation stage of a ground operation which NATO, or at least some of its members… are ready to begin.”

    According to a report in the Pakistani Observer, US, French and British Special Forces arrived in Libya on February 23 and 24, weeks before the UN “no fly zone” was even announced. More recently, Al Jazeera broadcast footage showing armed western military officials in Misrata appearing to converse with and instruct Libyan rebels.

    Back in April, the EU announced that it had readied an invasion force for Libya that would work to “secure sea and land corridors inside the country.”

    Despite the fact that President Obama ignored his own constitutional lawyers to launch a war without congressional approval, promising the conflict would last “days, not weeks,” US involvement has now entered its fourth month, with the Air Force and Navy, “still flying hundreds of strike missions over Libya despite the Obama administration’s claim that American forces are playing only a limited support role in the NATO operation,” according to the Air Force Times.

    Lawmakers in Washington are increasingly irate at an intervention that has already cost nearly a billion dollars, particularly with regard to how the administration has ludicrously attempted to argue that America’s role in a bombardment does not represent a “war,” in addition to Obama’s arrogance last week in claiming he doesn’t “even need to get to the Constitutional question” while justifying the war.

    If these reports turn out to be accurate and an invasion force is dispatched to topple Gaddafi, Obama could leave himself open to impeachment proceedings because of his brazen lie to the American people when he publicly stated that a land invasion was “absolutely” out of the question.

    *********************

    Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.

    Doug Diggler says:
    04 July 2011 at 1:46 pm
    2 Million AK-47s handed out by Khadaffy to inhabitants of Tripoli will insure that this battle will make Black Hawk Down look like a Sunday picnic by comparison.Gee, if he handed out 2 million AKs and hasn’t been overthrown yet, how much of a tyrant is he?
    Well, now that I no longer have friends and family in the Military, I have no stake in this one. Good luck getting home, troops, home a 3rd World Dictatorship that will make Khadaffy’s regime seem like the Enlightened Rule of Philosopher King, you know, the kind that takes revenues from oil and invests them in roads, waterworks, and a Great Manmade River. Instead in America we have “Austerity” to impoverish the majority of Americans so wealthy assholes aren’t inconvenienced by the consequences of their own folly.

    btfire says:
    04 July 2011 at 1:36 pm
    A higher ranking person in the military was told he cannot retire this month even though all paper was completed and originally approved. He was told he is too important for a specific event in the coming weeks. Is this Libya or something else?

    Ron Paul Warns Of Perpetual War Bill House Passed says:
    July 4, 2011 at 11:57 am
    Read my name. Think the bank-owned U.S. Senate will pass quickly first?

  19. OBAMA’s PROMISES MEAN NOTHING
    Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show

    Yesterday the House passed the act, “including a provision to authorize worldwide war, which has no expiration date and will allow this president — and any future president — to go to war anywhere in the world, at any time, without further congressional authorization. The new authorization wouldn’t even require the president to show any threat to the national security of the United States. The American military could become the world’s cop, and could be sent into harm’s way almost anywhere and everywhere around the globe.”

    Earlier this week, the White House indicated that it would veto the worldwide war provision, not because it is a flagrant violation of the War Powers Resolution and the basic tenet of not investing dictator powers in a president, but because it could cause “confusion”.

    “The Administration strongly objects to section 1034 [the worldwide war provision] which, in purporting to affirm the conflict, would effectively recharacterize its scope and would risk creating confusion regarding applicable standards. At a minimum, this is an issue that merits more extensive consideration before possible inclusion…” the White House wrote to Congress.

    The administration’s problem with the provision has nothing to do with the fact that it would make Obama above the law and completely unconstrained by Congress, their only concern is that it would hinder alleged terrorists from being tried in federal courts.

    “Section 1039 is a dangerous and unprecedented challenge to critical Executive branch authority to determine when and where to prosecute detainees,” wrote the White House, indicating that a compromise could be made that would ensure the bill’s passage.

    According to the ACLU, “President Obama and his administration have to be commended for taking such a tough stance on issues of fundamental importance to the rule of law and our democracy.”

    A d v e r t i s e m e n t
    Well, there’s a first time for everything, but the ACLU has completely dropped the ball on this one. The Obama administration is opposed to the worldwide war provision not because it is an egregious expansion of the executive branch, but because it doesn’t give them enough power.

    Once the administration is given the choice to try suspected terrorists in federal courts or merely assassinate them at will as we were told happened in the case of the Bin Laden raid, the bill will be passed and the ugliest aspects of the worldwide war provision will remain.

    Indeed, one could argue that the Obama administration has already bestowed upon itself the powers enshrined in the worldwide war provision with its constant drone attacks in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and other areas in the region, assaults that ten times the amount of innocent people than they do so-called “militants”.

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    The ACLU’s praise for the Obama administration’s upholding of the “rule of law” didn’t seem to apply when Obama joined a NATO-led “no fly zone” over Libya, which quickly turned into a ceaseless bombardment and another undeclared war prosecuted with total disregard for Congressional oversight.

    Indeed, when Senator Rand Paul blasted Obama for failing to get Congressional approval for the war on Libya following the expiration of the 60 days clause in the War Powers act, the president merely turned his nose up and claimed all the authority he needed came from the United Nations and international law.

    However, when it came to invading Pakistani airspace to conduct the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s alleged compound, another foreign incursion of which Congress was kept in the dark, Obama showed little regard for the international laws he supposedly cherishes in refusing to even alert Pakistan to the fact that the operation was imminent.

    The raid violated the same international laws that Obama claims give him the authority to attack Libya. You can’t have your cake and eat it. Attorney General Holder said the murder did not violate the Geneva Conventions because Bin Laden was an “enemy combatant” after he “admitted” to carrying out 9/11. And yet in Bin Laden’s only confirmed media interview following 9/11, he explicitly denied being behind the attack.

    As Ron Paul warns in the video above, the worldwide war resolution is another one of the final nails in the coffin of the American republic. If this provision is allowed to pass, it will provide presidents with de facto immunity from war crimes and free them from the constraints of any national or international rules or laws on the conduct of war.

    History is littered with examples of odious tyrants who shredded the rule of law to bestow upon themselves dictatorial powers that they claimed provided a justification for unprovoked foreign invasions and bloody global conquest. If this ‘worldwide war’ legislation passes the Senate, Obama can be added to that list.

    • “Ron Paul is the only defender of freedom left in the USA.”
      LiveFreeOrDieNow

      “Thank God for Ron Paul.This is one of the most important speeches on the floor ever made,yet every point being made is not a secret.The owner’s of this country were subtle for decades,but now that the cat’s out of the bag,they don’t care if we know now.Elections are a useless crock of shit nowadays.Aside from every citizen waking up and uniting to physically overthrow this evil government,what else can we do?”

      GADHAFI AT PRAYER, original
      plunkplunkTX512

  20. Did not you people read Gadhafi’s speech?? NOWHERE DOES HE SAY HE WILL ATTACK EUROPE—You are all playing right into the hands of Queen Hillary. She and OBAMA want you to believe the lies and distortions so they can invade LIBYA with U.S. public support. Do NOT BE FOOLED AGAIN and “taken-in” to eliminate the democratic and sovereign NAtion of the Libyan Jamahiriya! Please wake-up and realise that the U.S.Federal Government is being overtaken by a handful of NAZIS. Ron Paul wanted to disbandon NATO two years ago. This war is immoral as well as unconstitutional. Listen to Ron Paul please. Libya is not a disease to be eradicated. It has 6 million living, breathing human beings who govern themselves under a DEMOCRATIC JAMAHIRIYA. They live, eat, sleep and enjoy the same things in life as good Americans. This is not a video-game. Stop acting like it is. Gore, guts and bombing, now invasion! STAND-Up for what you know is the only right thing against the dictatorship of this OBAMINATION administration!

    Moammar al-Gadhafi at prayer

  21. http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.infowars.com%2F&h=8AQDY3e7I

    http://www.infowars.com/africom-af-navy-still-flying-libya-missions/
    AFRICOM: AF, Navy still flying Libya missions

    Air Force and Navy aircraft are still flying hundreds of strike missions over Libya despite the Obama administration’s claim that American forces.

    By Dave Majumdar – Staff writer
    Posted : Thursday 30 Jun 2011 12:33:04 EDT

    Air Force and Navy aircraft are still flying hundreds of strike missions over Libya despite the Obama administration’s claim that American forces are playing only a limited support role in the NATO operation.

    An Africa Command (AFRICOM) spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday that since NATO’s Operation Unified Protector (OUP) took over from the American-led Operation Odyssey Dawn on March 31, the U.S. military has flown hundreds of strike sorties. Previously, Washington had claimed that it was mostly providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and tanker support to NATO forces operating over Libya.

    “U.S. aircraft continue to fly support [ISR and refueling] missions, as well as strike sorties under NATO tasking,” AFRICOM spokeswoman Nicole Dalrymple said in an emailed statement. “As of today, and since 31 March, the U.S. has flown a total of 3,475 sorties in support of OUP. Of those, 801 were strike sorties, 132 of which actually dropped ordnance.”

    A White House report on Libya sent to Congress on June 15 says that “American strikes are limited to the suppression of enemy air defense and occasional strikes by unmanned Predator UAVs against a specific set of targets.” The report also says the U.S. provides an “alert strike package.”

    Dalrymple named the Air Force’s F-16CJ and Navy’s EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft as the primary platforms that have been suppressing enemy air defenses.

    However, those F-16s are not solely drawn from units based in Spangdahlem, Germany, or Aviano, Italy. The service has reportedly deployed U.S.-based units to Europe to conduct these operations.

    Earlier this month, Malta Today reported that two F-16s from the 77th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Wing, made emergency landings on the island. The 20th Fighter Wing is based at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

    The AFRICOM spokeswoman did not address why U.S.-based units were deployed for the mission.

    The Navy’s Growlers are based at Whidbey Island, Wash.

    However, those may not be the only strike aircraft flying over Libya. Last week, Air Force F-15E crews attending the Paris Air Show, along with their public affairs officer, said they could not talk about their activities in Libya during Odyssey Dawn because they are not able to comment on “current operations.”

    AFRICOM couldn’t immediately say when the last U.S. strike sortie over Libya was flown.

    The fact that the U.S. is conducting strike missions over Libya should not come as a surprise, said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula, the service’s former intelligence chief.

    “It’s no surprise to me that we’ve been participating, because we’re a member of NATO,” Deptula said.

    What is different now, he said, is that sorties are planned differently under NATO control. Deptula said it is not particularly surprising that additional units would be brought in to support those operations.

    The revelation comes as a debate rages in Washington over the 1973 War Powers Resolution, which calls for the president to ask Congress for permission to deploy American forces into combat longer than 60 days. If the Congress does not grant that permission within that span, U.S. forces must be withdrawn within 30 days.

    “It’s not necessarily a violation of the War Powers Resolution,” said retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles Dunlap, now associate director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, and visiting professor of the practice at Duke University School of Law. “[But] it does raise questions about the scope and intensity of our participation versus how it’s been represented.”

    Others disagreed. The president is in clear violation of the War Powers Resolution, said Robert Turner, co-founder of the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia. Under the legal definition of hostilities, even providing logistical support or intelligence data qualifies as such, he said, never mind firing missiles from Predator UAVs or F-16 fighters.

    However, the resolution itself is unconstitutional because treaties are effectively part of the Constitution the way the framers wrote the document, he said.

    “Legally, this is his discretion, but he is in clear violation of the statute,” Turner said. “The reason he’s not bound by that is because the statute is clearly unconstitutional.”

    Dunlap said he is less sure. “It does raise that specter [of violating the Constitution], but in any event, it doesn’t seem to track with what we’ve been told about the relatively benign participation of U.S. forces,” he said.

    The Obama administration has said that the War Powers Resolution does not apply to the Libya operation because the U.S. role is limited.

    The White House declined to comment on how 801 strike sorties constitutes “limited” involvement, but Harold Koh, a State Department legal adviser, said in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday that “when U.S forces engage in a limited military mission, that involves limited exposure for U.S. troops, and limited risk of serious escalation, and employs limited military means, we are not in the kind of hostilities of the kind envisioned by the War Powers Resolution.”

    He said there have been “no active exchanges of fire with hostile forces” despite AFRICOM’s statement that weapons had been dropped during 132 sorties.

    Many in Congress on both sides of the aisle vehemently disagree with the White House’s contention.

    Most air assets involved in the campaign are reconnaissance aircraft, including the U-2 high-altitude spy plane, E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System ground surveillance aircraft and the Navy’s P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft. The U.S. provides nearly 70 percent of the NATO operation’s ISR capacity, according to the White House report.

    Additionally, the Air Force is still providing EC-130J aircraft to the operation to conduct psychological warfare operations by broadcasting coercive messages.

    The remaining aircraft operating in the theater are aerial refueling tankers, including KC-10s and KC-135s. The U.S. also provides the majority of the alliance’s tanker capability.

    Staff writer Kate Brannen contributed to this report.
    ______________________

    AFRICOM: AF, Navy still flying Libya missions
    By Dave Majumdar – Staff writer
    Posted : Thursday Jun 30, 2011 12:33:04 EDT

    Air Force and Navy aircraft are still flying hundreds of strike missions over Libya despite the Obama administration’s claim that American forces are playing only a limited support role in the NATO operation.

    An Africa Command (AFRICOM) spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday that since NATO’s Operation Unified Protector (OUP) took over from the American-led Operation Odyssey Dawn on March 31, the U.S. military has flown hundreds of strike sorties. Previously, Washington had claimed that it was mostly providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and tanker support to NATO forces operating over Libya.

    “U.S. aircraft continue to fly support [ISR and refueling] missions, as well as strike sorties under NATO tasking,” AFRICOM spokeswoman Nicole Dalrymple said in an emailed statement. “As of today, and since 31 March, the U.S. has flown a total of 3,475 sorties in support of OUP. Of those, 801 were strike sorties, 132 of which actually dropped ordnance.”

    A White House report on Libya sent to Congress on June 15 says that “American strikes are limited to the suppression of enemy air defense and occasional strikes by unmanned Predator UAVs against a specific set of targets.” The report also says the U.S. provides an “alert strike package.”

    Dalrymple named the Air Force’s F-16CJ and Navy’s EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft as the primary platforms that have been suppressing enemy air defenses.

    However, those F-16s are not solely drawn from units based in Spangdahlem, Germany, or Aviano, Italy. The service has reportedly deployed U.S.-based units to Europe to conduct these operations.

    Earlier this month, Malta Today reported that two F-16s from the 77th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Wing, made emergency landings on the island. The 20th Fighter Wing is based at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

    The AFRICOM spokeswoman did not address why U.S.-based units were deployed for the mission.

    The Navy’s Growlers are based at Whidbey Island, Wash.

    However, those may not be the only strike aircraft flying over Libya. Last week, Air Force F-15E crews attending the Paris Air Show, along with their public affairs officer, said they could not talk about their activities in Libya during Odyssey Dawn because they are not able to comment on “current operations.”

    AFRICOM couldn’t immediately say when the last U.S. strike sortie over Libya was flown.

    The fact that the U.S. is conducting strike missions over Libya should not come as a surprise, said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula, the service’s former intelligence chief.

    “It’s no surprise to me that we’ve been participating, because we’re a member of NATO,” Deptula said.

    What is different now, he said, is that sorties are planned differently under NATO control. Deptula said it is not particularly surprising that additional units would be brought in to support those operations.

    The revelation comes as a debate rages in Washington over the 1973 War Powers Resolution, which calls for the president to ask Congress for permission to deploy American forces into combat longer than 60 days. If the Congress does not grant that permission within that span, U.S. forces must be withdrawn within 30 days.

    “It’s not necessarily a violation of the War Powers Resolution,” said retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles Dunlap, now associate director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, and visiting professor of the practice at Duke University School of Law. “[But] it does raise questions about the scope and intensity of our participation versus how it’s been represented.”

    Others disagreed. The president is in clear violation of the War Powers Resolution, said Robert Turner, co-founder of the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia. Under the legal definition of hostilities, even providing logistical support or intelligence data qualifies as such, he said, never mind firing missiles from Predator UAVs or F-16 fighters.

    However, the resolution itself is unconstitutional because treaties are effectively part of the Constitution the way the framers wrote the document, he said.

    “Legally, this is his discretion, but he is in clear violation of the statute,” Turner said. “The reason he’s not bound by that is because the statute is clearly unconstitutional.”

    Dunlap said he is less sure. “It does raise that specter [of violating the Constitution], but in any event, it doesn’t seem to track with what we’ve been told about the relatively benign participation of U.S. forces,” he said.

    The Obama administration has said that the War Powers Resolution does not apply to the Libya operation because the U.S. role is limited.

    The White House declined to comment on how 801 strike sorties constitutes “limited” involvement, but Harold Koh, a State Department legal adviser, said in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday that “when U.S forces engage in a limited military mission, that involves limited exposure for U.S. troops, and limited risk of serious escalation, and employs limited military means, we are not in the kind of hostilities of the kind envisioned by the War Powers Resolution.”

    He said there have been “no active exchanges of fire with hostile forces” despite AFRICOM’s statement that weapons had been dropped during 132 sorties.

    Many in Congress on both sides of the aisle vehemently disagree with the White House’s contention.

    Most air assets involved in the campaign are reconnaissance aircraft, including the U-2 high-altitude spy plane, E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System ground surveillance aircraft and the Navy’s P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft. The U.S. provides nearly 70 percent of the NATO operation’s ISR capacity, according to the White House report.

    Additionally, the Air Force is still providing EC-130J aircraft to the operation to conduct psychological warfare operations by broadcasting coercive messages.

    The remaining aircraft operating in the theater are aerial refueling tankers, including KC-10s and KC-135s. The U.S. also provides the majority of the alliance’s tanker capability.

    Staff writer Kate Brannen contributed to this report.

  22. Pack Journalism Anti-Gaddafi Propaganda
    Posted: 2011/07/05
    From: Mathaba
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627389

    Gaddafi is more popular than ever, and western media fail to report the facts, preferring instead to echo lies which are easily disproven

    by Stephen Lendman

    Western media, especially America’s, mostly ignore multiple Obama wars (including against Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia), focusing mainly on promoting terror bombing Libya, slaughtering civilians to save them.

    Ongoing since March 19, killing and destruction continue daily. NATO’s second in command, US Admiral Samuel Locklear, told Congress that Washington wants Gaddafi assassinated. Earlier, one of his sons and three grandchildren were murdered, as well as around 40 Libyan imams, attending a peace conference to end the carnage. Ruthlessly, Obama, the peace candidate, wants it continued, claiming lawless executive privilege to do it.

    On the Progressive Radio News Hour, live Tripoli reports discussed hospitals, schools, residential homes, and other non-military targets bombed, civilians killed, anti-NATO anger, and growing popular Gaddafi support, including a million Libyans rallying in Tripoli on his behalf.

    On air, Cynthia McKinney said she saw it all, including fishermen killed at sea, food and medicine imports blocked, evidence that mercenary rebels murdered, tortured, harassed and raped dark-skinned residents like herself, and daily terror bombings – war crimes by any standard to conquer, colonize and plunder Libya for profit and greater regional control.

    Like McKinney and other Progressive Radio guests, Tripoli-based Western journalists also witness NATO crimes. Nonetheless, their reports airbrush them, providing a sanitized version of war, detached from reality they conceal, no matter the daily horror enough to give anyone nightmares and second thoughts about who’s right and wrong in this conflict.

    Is there any doubt? Does it take keen perceptiveness to know? Can human misery be blocked in turning out daily copy? Apparently so, ignoring professional standards, including the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics Preamble, stating:

    “….public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. Conscientious journalists from all media and specialties strive to serve the public with thoroughness and honesty. Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist’s credibility.”

    In addition, the Radio-Television News Directors Association Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct stresses public trust, credibility, accuracy, truth, “reporting anything known to be false,” avoiding bias, fairness, integrity, independence, accountability, and meeting their “responsibility to the profession of electronic journalism.”

    Clearly major media reporting fails on all counts, serving power at the expense of principle and honor, performing like lapdogs, not providers of real news, information and analysis. Those trying it, in fact, are fired, media bosses intolerant of anything in print or on air contrary to mainstream consensus, supporting wealth and privilege, not truth, integrity and honor.

    As a result, America’s media promote war, including bloodlust killing and destruction, prettifying it to seem just, no matter how much lying, distortion, and deceit it takes to do it. It comes with the territory.

    For example, Kareem Fahim’s June 30 New York Times article headlined, “Tripoli Refugees Stream Into Libya’s Mountains,” saying:

    Ignoring reality, he claims “people (are) fleeing Tripoli,” hundreds leaving to escape “the dreaded People’s Guard carr(ying) long lists of wanted men….Their numbers – more than a hundred families on a recent day alone – suggest a quickening exodus from the capital.” His source – mercenary rebels providing falsified information, not verified accounts from independent sources.

    Instead, Fahim quoted a man named Ali Mohammed Rahaybi, saying “he saw signs of resistance to (Gaddafi’s) rule everywhere: in graffiti on schools, at occasional demonstrations, and in the flags drawn on neighborhood walls.”

    Apparently he didn’t notice one million pro-Gaddafi Libyans, rallying in Tripoli for him. No Times report covered, or even mentioned, what was too obvious to miss. Instead, Fahim, other Times writers, and all major media ones provide managed news propaganda, violating their profession’s ethical code that’s required to keep their jobs.

    A same day Times editorial headlined, “The Libya Campaign,” saying:

    “Four months into the NATO air campaign, (Gaddafi’s still) protected by loyalists and mercenaries.” “Loyalists?:” yes, a growing majority of Libyans. “Mercenaries?:” in fact, those there are Western recruited cut-throats, armed, trained, funded and directed to ravage, not liberate, Libya for NATO.

    Nonetheless, the editorial claims if Gaddafi “ha(s) his way, thousands more Libyans will die. The credibility of NATO would also be severely damaged. (Gaddafi), who has a long history of sponsoring international terrorism, is not one to let bygones be bygones.”

    In fact, most Libyans support him, more than ever now against NATO terror bombings, Times hyperbole notwithstanding. Moreover, no humanitarian crisis or mass slaughter happened until America, Britain, France, and other co-conspirators showed up, what no Times editorial or report explains.

    This one says “signs of revolt” are evident – against NATO, not Gaddafi. Nonetheless, Times editors say “Washington and NATO must stand firmly with the rebels and reject any solution that does not involve the swift ouster of (Gaddafi) and real freedom for Libyans.”

    Omitted was saying only Libyans, (not Washington, NATO, or Times editors), may decide who rules their country. For sure, they abhor the secretive, Western controlled Interim Transitional National Council and their cut-throat mercenary killers, but don’t expect America’s “newspaper of record” to explain.

    Nor does Al Jazeera (AJE), waging war on Gaddafi with falsified reports like a June 29 one headlined, “Libya: War and rape,” suggesting:

    Gaddafi’s forces “used rape as a weapon.” Another on June 9 headlined, “Analysis: “Gaddafi’s ‘rape weapon,’ ” saying:

    International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo “said that he has evidence that (Gaddafi) ordered his soldiers to use rape as a weapon of war.” He lied, but AJE didn’t check and report accurately.

    In March, AJE claimed Gaddafi supplied his forces with Viagra, saying it was found in their pockets in burned out tanks. The report surfaced in an interview with Suleiman Refadi, a Libyan doctor who claimed, “I have seen Viagra (and) condoms” as part of Gaddafi’s sexual violence campaign.

    In fact, Human Rights Watch (HRW) interviewed him earlier, discounting his claims for lacking supportive evidence, including victims and/or witnesses. Moreover, HRW’s Liesel Gerntholtz confirmed that, “We have not been able to find evidence.”

    In April, however, Washington’s UN ambassador Susan Rice told Security Council members in a closed door meeting the same thing, saying it’s to encourage mass rape with no corroborating evidence whatever to prove it.

    She lied, based on assessments from other human rights organizations, including Amnesty International (AI), saying its investigation found no evidence that Gaddafi forces committed rapes.

    Moreover, AI learned that rebel forces knowingly made bogus claims based on falsified evidence, showing Rice ICC prosecutor Moreno-Ocampo, and Hillary Clinton lied, saying, “Rape, physical intimidation, sexual harassment, and even so-called ‘virginity tests’ have taken place in countries throughout the region,” including in Libya.

    Amnesty International (AI)’s Donatella Rovera disputed allegations, saying, “we have not found any evidence or a single victim of rape or a doctor who knew about somebody being raped.” In fact, the entire story was fabricated.

    AI also found no evidence that Gaddafi is using African mercenaries against rebels, Rovera saying, “The politicians (keep) talking about mercenaries, which inflamed public opinion and the myth has continued” about sub-Saharan Africans in Libya to work, not fight.

    Last March, however, Al Jazeera reported the mercenary hoax, citing rebel leader lies instead of investigating and presenting corroborated facts, what many of its accounts fail to do, supporting NATO’s imperial war.

    Overall AJE stops short of being anti-imperialist, notably in its pro-Western Libya and Syria reporting, destroying its residual goodwill in the process. Moreover, it downplayed anti-government Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) state demonstrations and/or uprisings, notably in Bahrain with suggestions they’re linked to Iran.

    On March 20, Financial Times writers Roula Khalaf and Abeer Allam headlined, “Al-Jazeera’s backing is key for coalition,” saying:

    AJE’s “owners, the Qatari royal family (hosting America’s CENTCOM Doha forward headquarters), are among those backing” NATO’s Libya war. So does the Saudi monarchy and its media mouthpiece Al-Arabiya, airing anti-Gaddafi propaganda like AJE, despite Arab street opposition, exposing both operations as pro-Western tools, not reliable news, information and analysis.

    Professor As’ad AbuKhalil agrees, recently saying AJE’s “sinister” regional role got “worse, much worse. Yesterday, I was seething all day because it could not break from its annoying, obsessive non-stop (Libya) coverage to report the Israeli murder of Palestinian children.” Instead it focused on Western bombing “successes.”

    “It seems that (AJE) now operates according to the Western standards by which Israeli victims are more precious than Palestinian” or Libyan ones, killed by IDF, Pentagon, and NATO terrorism.

    As a result, AJE’s pro-Western stance destroys whatever past credibility it had, an awareness growing numbers regionally and elsewhere understand and tune out.

    Instead, support Truth Media such as the Mathaba News Agency.

    Sign up for free to the Daily Briefing at http://www.mathaba.net/go/daily and for a daily email with Libya news: http://www.bit.ly/LibyaNews

    Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

    Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening. #
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

  23. Support for leader of the revolution Muammar Gaddafi
    Reports of Gaddafi’s resignation untrue – Libyan govt spokesman
    The Libyan government has not been negotiating about Muammar Gaddafi’s future, specifically, his stepping down and seeking a safe refuge, Reuters quotes a Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim as saying on Tuesday. He stressed that the talks were about “a ceasefire, humanitarian aid, and the start of a dialogue between Libyans, and a transition period to achieve the political change that will be decided by Libyans.” Earlier, the Kommersant newspaper quoted a source claiming that Gaddafi was ready to resign if his personal inviolability were guaranteed.

    s Gadafi

    __________________________________________________________________________

    Why can’t the ”rebels” take Tripoli?
    Posted: 2011/07/13
    From: Mathaba

    The only change to the Libyan government will come from within, and it will not be the change France is looking for, but the Youth of the World

    by Basem Tajeldine*

    Nothing seems to undermine the Libyan government after more than four months of intense NATO bombing, and more than 4,300 air operations. Hundreds of precision bombs made from depleted uranium [1] were dropped indiscriminately on the Libyan people since the beginning of the imperialist aggression against Libya, killing over 1,000 innocent civilians and injuring thousands more.

    NATO intensifies the bombing and massacres the Libyan people with the false excuse of “defending their lives,” yet no one can explain why the Libyan people still stand firm and loyal to their government. They continue to withstand and be in front of the resistance to the harsh conditions of the economic blockade and against the criminal and systematic state terrorism practised by NATO countries.

    The despicable NATO “allies” weren’t expecting to find such popular resistance in Libya. Many people are confused. How is it possible that the supposed “monster and mass murderer” – as the western corporate media describes Gaddafi – has endured various attacks on several fronts, while still commanding the courage and support of most Libyans? Why couldn’t these terrorist “rebels” by land, sweep out “the tyrant most hated” by his people? Where does Gaddafi’s strength reside?

    Strange are these “humanitarian” missions that kill innocent civilians and destroy the entire civilian infrastructure of a country on the pretext of defending the Libyan people. Strange are these “rebels” or “revolutionaries”, or rather – according to the international media – “unarmed civilians” facing the government of Muammar Al Gaddafi, backed by foreign forces.

    Strange are the leaders gathered in the National Transitional Council (NTC), who require more and more foreign money and weapons to kill their own “brother” Libyans.

    Liars are the journalists that are members of transnational networks that every day report about the supposed advancements of the ‘rebel’ groups, and show us absurd videos about false fighting between rebels and Libyan troops, while the areas of alleged fighting remain under the control of the army and the popular militia loyal to the Libyan government.

    Stupid are those who believe in all these lies and parrot the false imperial discourse. Let us ask ourselves something: if the Libyan people hate Gadhafi, why after four months of intense bombardment do the “Libyan rebels” not go and take control of the most populous area of ​​Libya’s capital, Tripoli?

    Can they call themselves “Libyan rebels” those serving the military orders of the imperial powers? Those ensuring the destruction of their own country and the deaths of their brothers, and against their own military failures, why do they not try to negotiate an exit and reconciliation with the other side? Do they enjoy autonomy these “rebels”? Or are they merely impudent, shameless mercenaries in the service of foreign powers?

    Rebels are the people and their vanguard that fight against the prevailing system due to progressive ideals. The reality is that these groups are backward and regressive. The erroneously named “Libyan rebels” are nothing more than ordinary mercenaries in the service of NATO, who try to impose the interests of their masters. Their existence and actions in Libya are the product of a clearly orchestrated plan, prepared well in advance, as many other investigators write who have discovered the truth behind the Libyan conflict [2].

    I was present in Libya during the most difficult moments of the imperialist aggression of NATO, and witnessed what really happens there, the most cruel, harsh and sad reality that faces these brotherly people [3]. This allows me to confirm everything I have written. Libyan troops do not directly face the mercenary groups. No.

    The Libyan army resists the imperialist aggression of the NATO air force, which bombs the population and clears the ground, which then is to be occupied by the mercenaries. These carry out the sad role, ordered by NATO, as an army of occupation. The tactical retreat of the Libyan army, in front of the bombing, immediately produces the Libyan counter-attack, then the cowardly mercenaries are driven away.

    Each day that passes without NATO achieving the stated objective of killing Gaddafi – thereby violating UN Resolution 1973 itself – the mercenary groups are more discredited before the few deluded Libyans that still exist, and also in front of the world. The harder the force and aggression applied, the more the masks of the imperialist mercenary forces are falling, the more there grows the military and popular armed resistance of the Libyan people, in morale and determination to continue fighting.

    NATO and its allies know that time plays against them, that the consciousness of the Libyan people and the hatred against them grows as they increase their crimes.

    Here’s a secret revealed that explains the reasons for the strength of Muammar Al Gaddafi. The worst misfortune for a colonial army are decolonized minds and a people determined to die for what they believe.

    *Member of the African Centre of Knowledge

    References

    [1] Reports of Rolando Segura, TeleSur reporter.

    [2] See articles by Michael Chovsodosky, Pepe Escobar, James Petras.

    [3] See the article “From the Tunisian rebellion to the Libyan resistance.” On the Website. Cuba Debate.

    Translated from the Portuguese version by:

    Lisa Karpova

    #French National Assembly Requires End of French Military Operations and Supports Initiatives of Peaceful Solution in Libya
    Posted: 2011/07/13
    From: Mathaba
    (mathaba) French National Assembly Tuesday conditioned in a resolution adopted on French military operations in Libya, that these operations should be terminated as soon as possible. It also stipulated to stop providing weapons to gangs of traitors; to comply with Security Council resolutions; not to target people in reference to political assassinations, and it also rejected military operations on land.

    The resolution provides not to fund the operations from the general budget of France and to find other funding sources. French National Assembly in its resolution also confirmed that France needs to support the initiatives of the peaceful solution of what is happening in Libya. — mathaba #
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

    http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

  24. First, I want to thank MATHABA for this post.
    Still, one does not conquer by dispersing hate. The writer of one particular ARTICLE has gone over the edge in brazeness, arrogance and shows little humility. He also begins to attack our Brother-leader (who has gone through so much in the past few months,… yet has managed to put out one great speech after another, non-stop!)!!! Enough is enough, perhaps Saif needed a little repremanding for steering off the track of the GREEN CHARTER; BUT the charactures and depictions are too much and indecent (HOUSE ARREST??) and does no one any good. You cannot win hearts by making fun of another —especially our leader’s own son! You win them over through LOVE, prayer, dialogue and true discernment.

    MAKING charactures of Saif certainly do not help any. And about the age of the negotiators. That should not be even a consideration. Whomever the Libyan people feel should speak for the Libyan people of the great JAMAHIRIYA (as decided in the People’s Congress’ discussions), should obviously be amongst the negotiators. Remember, Saif is still a citizen of the JAMAHIRIYA, and he may still be permitted to say something—as long as it does not in any manner take away from the 3rd UNIVERSAL THEORY principles of the Great JAMARIYA.
    Ofcourse, I do not agree with much Saif says [and he must steer clear of the BANKSTERS and the “ELITE”].
    BUT we need not secumb to the tactics of RATS and the NWO. No more caricatures please. Saif has already been repremanded. Enough is enough. Families do not correct their children by making fun of them. Dialogue and understanding and wise consul is always recommended, never ridicules and poking fun. Long live the JAMAHIRIYA and the GREEN CHARTER!
    …WHAT SAIF MUST DO, is re-emphasise the principles as outlined in the GREEN CHARTER (without any more deviation) at every possible opportunity (as does our founder and brother-leader MOAMMAR al-GADHAFI continually in earnest).

    I regularly now contribute to Saif’s FB page; and have had just SOME these same feelings as well. I do not look or believe myself a “traitor” to Saif, although I fully acknowledge and saw that Saif did for a time wander off the “prescribed” course of the Great JAMAHIRIYA —-by unfortunately giving into pressure from the West to “modify” [wrongly in my opinion] his father’s (Moammar al-Gadhafi’s) express intentions of “the Third Universal Theory“. It is beautiful, as it reads in THE GREEN BOOK, and never should have been tampered with. It only brought evil elements into a pure and democratic (Holy) system [which in any case turned on the JAMAHIRIYA and its founding father, Moammar al-Gadhafi], with intentions of gaining power, wealth, greed and the approval of the West. I still harbor the hope that Saif will regain his understanding and faith in his father’s inspired and enormously wonderous work; and that he will start promoting, at every opportunity he is given, THE GREEN CHARTER. This, along with constant prayer, will enable a marvelous spiritual VICTORY for the whole World—- And so, we pray that it WILL yet come to pass and become a LIVING REALITY.:

    EDITED from “MATHABA’s” post ((following SAIF al-Islam Gadhafi’s London Interview by Russian TV)
    The Implementation of the Third Universal Theory of the GREEN CHARTER MOVEMENT (The Holy JAMAHIRIYA)

    (In Saif al-Islam’s London Interview by RUSSIAN TV),

    he did not refer to the Third Universal Theory, and he still does not seem to have understood that it was his intervention and meddling in the Jamahiriya people’s democracy by appointing opposition persons on the request of his western friends that constituted a violation of the principles of The Green Book.

    That is what opened the door to the [present] problems, not tolerance, not naivety, but a real lack of understanding of what is his father’s Third Universal Theory, what is the West with its banking elite [really are] and what [true faith under God within a clean, free conscience means under The Third Universal Theory of the Great JAMAHIRIYA] !
    We think that it is very fortunate that Libya was not better “armed”, because had it been, it could have been defeated by now, by NATO alone.
    (If one is considered “adequately armed”, then you have to rely on those weapons. Adequately armed, in the case of Libya, would mean having hundreds of nuclear bombs that can be launched, will be launched.
    Not ones that can be destroyed or fail to take off. Not ones that are a mere bluff. But real ones that can and will be launched if NATO tried to attack Libya.)
    And, that we all know, is wrong. Libya never had even a WMD program and it is time for Sayf to admit what we all know, it was just a bluff and show suggested or instructed to Libya by the Bush administration as one of the conditions to become good friends….
    Libya does have all the weapons it needs, and those are the simple AK-47 and the mosquito further south into Africa. Having more than that would have been an unmitigated disaster, and Sayf may not be talking to us today.
    Questions that we and many of our readers wish to ask, do not concern the nonsense about ICC and NATO, for neither of which we have any time as it is clear to all, but we wish to ask [what he knows concerning] the global elite bankers, his beliefs on [religious beliefs], the Third Universal Theory, the Constitution of Libya, his release of dangerous prisoners as to who instructed him and on what authority that was done, as well as the appointing of various ambassadors who appear to be the same ones who defected at the outset.

    We wish to ask Saif-al Islam al-Gadhafi about the appointments of General People’s Committee Secretaries, the negotiated and agreed [capitalistic] “reforms”, apparently done by him but on what authority and on whose instructions?….Where were The People’s Conferences in all this and The People’s Committees?

    We also want to ask him about the Revolutionary Committees of Libya of which we too are highly critical….
    What of the media information war?
    As Saif al-Islam al_Gadhafi pointed out “at the beginning” of the crisis, it was being lost. But it is also not yet being won. We hope that will change soon and that this time Saif will support Truth Media properly, if only by his word, (because in the past, it appears that he silenced the Green March newspaper, voice of the Libyan Revolutionary Committees] !
    ——————————————-

    Allow us to paint a more optimistic picture of how we see the future, and that of all Libyans, and indeed all Africa and the world:

    We see that, far from “defeating NATO alone”, or with “big weapons”, Libya will join us in the battle that we have been waging for more than 30 years. We have been right all along, and it is not for us to join you, it is for you to join us.

    Libya is for Libyans and should become a Universal Jamahiriya….
    International People’s Committees for Defence, Reconstruction, Sanitation, Cooking, and many other skilled workers from around the world will be facilitated to descend on Libya, from among the members of the People’s Conferences who wish to show by practical means that NATO is NOT in their name.
    … the International People’s Conference Organisation will verify for the world, that Libya is once again a Jamahiriya, or never ceased to be one, as there is much confusion on that issue.
    …the entire world will wake up via massive events but only if time does not run out and there is a concerted push toward this.

    What is required, are eight World People’s Conferences on Crimes Against Humanity, which will set in motion so many events at the end of the month long conventions, that will spell an end to the United Nations General Assembly and its replacement by a World People’s Congress and the end of the United Nations Security Council and its replacement by a World People’s Committee.

    Other fake organizations and governments and opaque corporations will all cease to exist and be replaced and managed and controlled by the people themselves, via people’s committees. All this will happen as a result of the anger of the masses once all the crimes of journalists, politicians, corporations, military commanders and others are laid bare, and that anger channelled into a real new world order….
    The massive power of the Third Universal Theory: tap into it. [It is] far more powerful than all the atom bombs of the world combined; [and this] will be revealed within the next days and weeks at most.
    Libyans may be patient, but we do not expect you [people’s of the rest of the word] to be. For you, like us, see that the entire future humanity is at stake, not only Libyans who had it so good and did not even bother to spend on sharing that reality with the world in order to encourage others to change: [Libyans] they totally failed to produce any media at all ….
    People have woken up and finally understood what it is that Mathaba has been voicing for the past 11 years on-line, and decades before that off-line….
    .

    To Saif al-Islam al-Gadhafi:

    Saif: may you always be as merciful and loving as your father but also be enabled to discern truth from deceit. Remain true to the work of your Father and at every ocassion possible spread the truth of the Great Jamahiriya, and how it can… benefit all humanity. May God give you the strength and long life to accomplish this undertaking and may you also be able to have the liesure time to express yourself in your artwork and architecture. Maybe, your inspirational designs help rebuild a newer and greater JAMAHILIRIYA than Libya had before. Embue Libya with some of your LOVE and beauty of inspirational thought…. The Higher One is with you too. all my love X X X X

  25. Gadhafi prepares to leave for S.A. ?
    Gadhafi did not expect this CIA/AXIS attack—that is why the prisoners were freed in February. He did not know that the CIA and MI6 were bringing in the al-Quaida terrorists from Afghanastan and that the USA were stirrng-up troubles—aiming to bring their (CIA) Libyan agents (who were being trained in Virginia for the last 20 years)into Libya for this opportunity—with the preplanned demonstrations on 17 February. Gadhafi did not know that the western-encouraged people that his son Saif naively put into governmental positions—without the approval of the Congressional Committees–were “plants”—and soon would “defect” to a Hillary Clinton/USA STATE DEPT. created “transitional” illegal government, to be set-up in Bengazi. Gadhafi was totally kept in the dark about these preplanned events UNTIL SARKOZY pulled “a fast one” with BERNARD LEVY— Then and only then, did GADHAFI realise what was really happing with what he thought were just bully gangs of al-Quiada: ONLY THEN did he realise how he was “taken” by his “WESTERN-ALLIES” who preplanned this for years. But the West did not understand the wisdom, and holy protection GADHAFI and the Great JAMAHIRIYA possessed. Truth cannot be easily defeated—if ever defeated! Specially when the Angels themselves are opposing the EVIL AXIS….

    French Analyst: Libyan Campaign Staged To Start Conquest Of Africa
    Posted: 2011/07/13
    From: Mathaba
    http://networkedblogs.com/kkKFb

    The operation in Libya in particular is marked by an astounding number of lies fed to the public, he added.

    “By the time of the UN Security Council vote everyone had decided on the basis of reports submitted to the council. And the Security Council was certain that during the demonstrations in Benghazi the government killed 6,000 citizens – a terrible number. But now five months later the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, which accused the Libyan leadership, has reduced the number… Now the prosecutor is building up his evidence on 208 victims instead of 6,000,” he pointed out.

    In another example, footage was circulated by foreign TV channels allegedly showing Gaddafi’s soldiers raping women in retribution for the uprising. The video later turned out to be a rare Libyan amateur porn flick, Maysan said. The lies are meant to hide what the West wants to do in the region, the journalist believes.

    “NATO keeps lying at every stage, which is surprising, because during the war in Kosovo NATO would normally lie only to conceal its mistakes. This time it’s being done not to conceal the mistakes, but to conceal the strategy,” he told RT.

    • United Nations Envoy Visited Libya Posted: 2011/07/12
      From: Mathaba
      http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627536?rss

      United Nations visited Libya, NATO is being defeated, now the clock cannot be turned back and both NATO and the UN should enter the dustbin of history.

      Gadhafi at U.N. in Nov. 2009
      (mathaba) — The Secretary of the Libyan General People’s Committee Dr al Baghdadi al Mahmoudi on Saturday met here Abdul Ilah al Khatib the UN Special Envoy who arrived earlier on a mission assigned by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.

      Grave violations by NATO of UN Resolutions 1970 and 1973 and the bombing of residential areas were discussed during the meeting which was attended by the Secretary of the General People’s Committee of Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation (Libya’s Foreign Ministry). The ugliness of these violations which amounted to crimes against humanity and a genocide war against the Libyan people were also highlighted during the meeting.

      The United Nations has become a discredited organization and the cessation of the bombing after 114 days and nights by NATO without taking any action against the aggressors which violated all laws and civilized norms.

      The UN will be hoping to save itself some credibility by visiting Libya and then the bombing stops, however, the world has woken up to the truth of the Libyan Symbol Muammar Qaddafi’s speech delivered to the UN in 2009.

      The Secretary of the General People’s Committee said the meeting came after the phone call that he had with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Mon on Thursday, over the violations committed by NATO of UN resolutions and the targeting of civilians and the destruction of property and infrastructure.

      He noted that the Secretary General decided to send his special envoy to get a first-hand account of these violations. “We have made it clear that what NATO aggression was doing in Libya had nothing to do with UN Security Council resolutions — in fact what NATO did was an act of genocide against the Libyan people and a destruction of infrastructure in Libya, the Secretary said.

      “We emphasized to the envoy that the Libyan people was committed to its leadership and was capable to win the fight thanks to its strength and prowess.” The Secretary said “we asked the envoy to honestly convey what he has learnt to the Secretary General so the truth about the NATO aggression can be revealed. Libya compliance with UN resolutions was also stressed.”

      Secretary al Mahmoudi added “the discussion covered the African initiative and the decisions of the African Union Summit which was held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on July 2, whereby he said Libya had agreed to the African initiative and was looking into ways of implementing it.

      The Secretary said in a statement that the meeting involved an exchange of viewpoints over all these issues and that the UN special envoy said he was prepared to convey what was discussed to the Security Council.

      The Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General Abdul Ilah al Khatib left Tripoli airport on Saturday. He was seen off at the airport by the Head of International Organisations at the Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation Bureau . — mathaba #
      http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

    • the report from the French International Center for the Study and Research into Terrorism and Assistance to Victims of Terrorism, Centre International de Recherche et d’Etudes sur le Terrorisme et d’Aide aux Victimes du Terrorisme, CIRET-AVT, and the French Centre for Intelligence Studies, Centre Francais de Recherche sur le Renseignement, CF2R fact-finding mission to Libya.

      PART THREE:
      In Tunisia, social discontent played a large role in the eruption of discontent. The same in Egypt, the economic and social problems were of major importance.

      In Libya, the regime, thanks to the oil resources, proceeded to distribute the wealth, even if it was somewhat unequal. Before the crisis the country produced 1.5 million barrels per day. Its reserves are estimated at a value of 150 billion dollars, for a population of six million people. This collective wealth linked to an ambitious social policy, resulted in a consequence, unusual in Africa; the Libyans refused to do work they considered ‘demeaning’. The young people who finished their studies refused work below their status. They wanted well paid office jobs, a comfortable apartment, and a new car. The government was therefore forced to import a large number of foreign workers, hundreds of thousands, to do the work the Libyans refused to do.

      Irredentism of Eastern Libya

      Cyrenaica has always been reluctant to accept the dominion of The Tripolitana, the authority of Colonel Gaddafi -­‐ even though he took a wife from there -­‐ was never accepted: the influence of the old Sanusi (Senoussi) monarchy as well as that of the Muslim Brotherhood persisted and manifested regularly as demonstrations.

      Benghazi is known as a base of religious extremism. The Cyrenaica has an Islamist tradition going back to the time of the Senoussi brotherhood. Integration is much less marked than in the West of the country: the women, fully veiled, do not drive and their social life is reduced to a minimum. At the heart of the populace, bearded men dominate, often marked on their forehead with the black sign of piety. [Mathaba comment: or, the black mark of dirty prayer mats caked with dirt from prostrations of years, never washed]

      Finally, a little known fact, Benghazi has become, over the course of the last fifteen years, the epicentre of African migration to Europe. This human traffic was transformed into a vast industry, turning over billions of dollars. A parallel mafia type world developed in the town where the trafficking was deeply rooted and employed thousands of people in all areas, not without corrupting the police and officials. It is only a year ago that the Libyan government with the assistance of Italy was able to control this cancer.

      With the disappearance of its ‘business’ and the arrest of a number of its leaders, the local mafia was ready to finance and to support the Libyan rebellion. Numerous gangs and members of the underworld emerged from the shadows and are known to have carried out punitive assaults against the African immigrants in Benghazi and its suburbs. Since the start of the insurgency hundreds of immigrant travellers, Sudanese, 14 Somalians, Ethiopians, and Eritreans were robbed and murdered by the rebel militias. This fact is carefully concealed by the international media.

      The role of social networks

      In the preceeding Tunisian and Egyptian events, the role of the internet and the social networking (Facebook and Twitter) has often been mentioned. It was less so in Libya.

      Originally Facebook was utilised by Saif al-­Islam as a means to disseminate new ideas into the Libyan society. But events overtook him. Little by little the pressure mounted in the blogs and the social networking; appeals to demonstrate were launched, the same model as was used in Tunisia and Egypt. They soon gathered hundreds then thousands of followers. Eventually, this spread was sufficient to disturb the Libyan government, since it was augmented and amplified by satellite stations, notably those Arab ones. It does not escape notice that the big demonstration of 17th February became the official date of the ‘revolution’ and was launched by the call of social networks.

        The role of the media and the staging of the conflict

        In Libya, the Arab channels (Al Jazeera and Al-­Arabia) are more watched than the Libyan channels, which are seen as staid and formulaic. The coverage of the events in Libya by the satellite channels is subject to some critical observations. Until the end of February the towns of the West of Libya had encountered strong tensions and some attacks -­‐ those were less in the East -­‐ but these events were subject to exaggeration and disinformation pure and simple. For example the international media broadcast claims that the regime airforce had bombed Tripoli, which is wrong; no Libyan bomb fell on the capital, even if some clashes took place in some areas on the ground.

        The same error was deliberately made when the Arab media and the West stated that the regime was firing on its own population. This delegation was there and did not find any evidence of this. Al Jazeera was in Tripoli, its reporters, often Westerners, travelled without hindrance by the regime.

        The consequence of this misinformation is clear; the UN resolution 1973 was voted in, on the basis of this misinformation from the press, and without any commission of enquiry first investigating the facts. It is no exaggeration to say that Al Jazeera created the ‘event’ that influenced the UN. The media hype around this situation is astonishingly similar to what happened in the Balkans in 1991, to the detriment of Serbia.

        The PDF file of the full report can be downloaded here.

      Part Four: The Events

    • The Uprising
    • The movement started the 12th and 13th February 2011. The Libyan uprising-­‐ inspite of its popular, falsely propagated appearance at the outset-­‐ does not represent the majority of the population and is made up of diverse individuals with different, often contradictory, interests.
      Even more surprising, this movement is lead by ex ministers of the regime (Mustapha Abdu Jalil and Abdul Fatah Younis), who in the past violated human rights and who seem to be motivated mainly by their desire to gain power.
      Mathaba interjection:

      Could it also be that because there were investigations into corruption that they wanted to escape prosecution, and also that they were told by the “western regimes” that they had better cross over fast, otherwise they’d be held accountable for those past human rights violations?

      If the Tunisian and Egyptian ‘revolutions’ were ‘unarmed revolts’, in the case of Libya, the revolt quickly challenged the military forces and rapidly developed into an insurgency and then into a civil war.

      In all the towns visited, all the symbols of the Government regime were wrecked, police stations, law courts, town halls, barracks, prisons, etc. In contrast little damage or looting to urban buildings was found. For reasons of revenge, summary public executions were carried out by the rebels.

      Faced with this situation the Libyan government could legitimately respond with force. It tried therefore to slowly retake control, without decisive action. The ‘local militias’ of the regime had never before experienced being under fire and were slow to react to a revolt which spread quickly.

      The Libyan government finally managed to organise a counter offensive against the insurgents.

      Events in the East

      In Benghazi, on February 12th, the people’s uprising was led and directed by a lawyer. After his arrest by Libyan police, the populace, egged on by three to four hundred activists, emerged again on the 15th February -­‐ two days before the demonstrations named by social media -­‐ and started to attack the police stations, the barracks and the public buildings.

      Two professors of the University of Benghazi, -­‐ met fortuitously in Djerba -­‐ told us that they saw surge out of the University ‘students’ whom they had never before seen and who led the demonstration. These ‘students’ threatened and assaulted the professors who would not take part in their actions and did not approve of their slogans. These professors, deeply concerned for their safety, did not want to give us to publish their names.

      From the start of the demonstrations, Islamists and criminals took advantage of the situation by attacking the high security prisons on the outskirts of Benghazi where their friends were locked up. After the freeing of these men, the mob attacked the police stations and the official buildings, and the inhabitants of the town woke to see the bodies of police officers hanging by the neck from bridges.

      Many abuses and assaults also took place on black Africans who were all accused of being ‘mercenaries’, evictions, murders, imprisonment, and torture. These terrible actions and the fact that Gaddafi had helped their countries in the past were the reasons why many African countries strongly supported him.
      During the first few days the efforts to regain control were carried out without using excess force, subsequently the forces of law and order fired over the heads of the mob and on the next day shot at them. There were some deaths and a number of wounded, as the French doctors working in the hospital there were able to confirm.

      Tobruk -­‐ 4th largest town of the country, with around 170,000 inhabitants -­‐ an Islamic fiefdom, was taken over quickly, a few days after the start of the action in Benghazi. Traces of fire fights are minimal.

      On the 17th February a spontaneous, at first, demonstration took place, started by some youths who were following the movement in Benghazi. This grew stronger on the second day. The police fired on the demonstrators with rubber bullets at first (3 to 4 victims) then a general revolt took place with the demonstrators firing shotguns. In view of the attitude of the locals and the local tribes, the heads of the police and security forces decided to flee, leaving their men and arms behind (the local garrison was mainly staffed by locals who did not fire on the crowd). Before leaving those loyal to Gaddafi blew up the munitions depots. If the younger people (20-­‐40 years old) were in at the start of the events, then the control was quickly taken back by the older men. The chiefs of the tribes of Toubruk met soon and took over the town and played a central role; creating local committees for security, emergencies, for women, the young, etc.

      Very few volunteers left Tobruk to fight against the forces loyal to Gaddafi, even though it is said that the inhabitants of this town, all of Bedouin origin, are more courageous than the citizen of Benghazi.

      At Derna – approximately 90,000 inhabitants, the main Islamic fiefdom of Cyrenaica – on the 15th February, as in Tobruk, about 25 students from the university decided to demonstrate. The professors tried to dissuade them but to no avail. The local members of the TNC we met during the course of our visit -­‐ amongst them three French professors at the university -­‐ claimed that Facebook played a central role in the outbreak of the events.

      On the “second” day, the “revolt” immediately increased. Faced with the size of the opposition, the police fled. The demonstrators then seized the police station and other public buildings and set fire to them. After the takeover of the town, the inhabitants organised themselves into committees as in Tobruk. Then a group of students and teachers left to fight with the insurgents.

      We noted, that in the town many mural graffiti – well drawn with very clichéd comments -­‐ definitely not spontaneous, aimed at foreign visitors, or journalists, written in French, English and Turkish.

      Events unfolded -­‐ again -­‐ according to the same scenario, in Al Baida, a town of 90,000 inhabitants, with a Prefecture of 200,000. On Wednesday 16th February, about fifteen youths from school and some students started a demonstration against the government, during the continuing events in Benghazi. On the 17th there was a march joined by various ARMED participants from the poorer quarters, chanting for the departure of Gaddafi. The police were provoked and shot at. The Police then opened fire. Two youths were killed. In response, a “sit–in” was organised.

      Prior to Friday prayers, reinforcements from the army arrive in the town. The forces of law and order started to fire rubber bullets first and later real ones. It is thought 17 died, men from age 17-­‐40. The inhabitants of Al Baida claim they saw African mercenaries within the army forces. The youth were later joined by police officers and soldiers who defected. (Were these those who among the police and soldiers were the “ones” they did not recognose at police “regulars”?) These armed the demonstrators against the ‘mercenaries’. On Friday they arrived at Sharat, an air base and garrison town, to besiege it. The loyalist troops resisted, thanks to reinforcements from Al Baida. The fighting went on for two days until the insurgents won and took the barracks. The region was taken over on the 20th February. There are no figures on the loss of life for the army or police, but we know that 272 soldiers were there. According to the TNC they were well treated, thanks to tribal intervention. The dead and the military prisoners were sent to their families. The arms seized were sent to Benghazi.

      The revolt in Al Baida lasted six days from 15th to 20th February, three days of fighting. There were 64 dead amongst the insurgents during those days. Afterwards the TNC claimed they did not see any spying or attempts at destabilisation from the government in Tripoli.

      Events in the West

      In Tripoli, the rebellion was only supported by a minority of the population.

      The insurgency in Ziaouia -­‐ located less than 50 kilometers from the capital -­‐ was planned and co-­ordinated, and was neither peaceful nor spontaneous from the outset. The ‘active’ demonstrators were only about 300-­‐500, the majority Libyans -­‐ amongst them a number returned from abroad -­‐ but also according to the Police, Tunisians and Egyptians. From the start of the events, they entered the town and immediately occupied the centre, taking hostage some of the citizens with them. They installed their HQ in the Mosque.
      During three weeks, the police received written orders not to do anything against the insurgents, not to shoot, not to confront them. The police also had to evacuate their own buildings due to the attacks of the rioters.

      The government, surprised at the escalation of the insurgency, did not want to start a blood bath, so as not cut themselves off from the tribes, nor to create the problem of vendetta (revenge). The Lyalist forces were told not to do anything to hurt the demonstrators or the “insurgents”, in hope that they would cease violance if they were not shot at ar counterattacked. This order came directly from Tripoli (by sources close to Maommar Gadhafi).

      It is not inconceivable that the interior minister (Abdul Fatah Younis) deliberately conceded and gave orders to do nothing, so the insurgency could take hold, from the perspective of his imminent departure for Benghazi.

      During those three weeks, all the public buildings were looted, ransacked and burnt; police stations, offices of the security department, court houses, town hall, prisons, etc. Everywhere there was destruction and looting, (guns, money, documents) without any trace of fighting, which confirms the statements of police officers. Some shops and pharmacies were looted and the drugs stolen.
      There was also vicious attacks on the population, (women raped, some lone police officers killed) and other civilian deaths during these three weeks when the town was in the hands of the insurgents; the victims were killed in the method of the GIA Algerian terrorists, (throats cut, eyes gouged out, arms and legs chopped off, bodies burnt). The local authorities and the police complained openly about the absence of orders from Tripoli during those three weeks, and did not understand why. But the obedience of the police to the orders of the regime was complete. There were no ill considered actions, the orders were respected.

      At the end of three weeks the army received order to regain control of Ziaouia. The fighting lasted three days and was not so intense, as can be seen by inspecting the visible damage. About 100 to 150 armed men tried to resist by acting as urban guerrillas. Most of them fled towards the mountains, the other were killed. A few were taken prisoner. Other civilian victims of the fighting were mourned, and during this time the refinery at Ziaouia was allegedly set on fire and damaged (the delegation did not see this).

      First Lessons

      The Libyan ‘revolution’ is therefore not a peaceful uprising. The movement did not start in the capital and does not have any socio economic basis. Its epicentre is situated in the East of the country, in Cyrenaica, a region traditionally opposed to the central power. The movement quickly became an armed insurgency.
      5. The Fighting

      The situation in Libya entered a new phase after the towns in the Tripolitana were brought back under control by the Libyan army. The country then entered a definite civil war and the fighting took on a more military aspect.

      In the West, two towns continued to be held by insurgents in part or in whole: Misrata and Zentan (located south west of Tripoli).

      The ‘front’ was located somewhere in the centre of the country, at the base of the Gulf of Sirte -­‐ a region where the petroleum deposits are located-­‐ around the towns of Ras Lanouf, Brega and Ajdabiya.

      The fighting on the ground stalled, despite the support of the international community for the insurgents, via the bombing by NATO which clearly exceeded the mandate given by the UN; the deterioration in the humanitarian situation which ensued in these towns is deeply concerning, in spite of the international aid that was sent.

      The Tobruk representatives claimed that there were some attempts to sabotage the port of Misrata organised from Egypt, ‘by Egyptians”. During the night of the 20th and 21st April when the delegation was there, it was claimed eight men were killed near the petrol storage tank which they were guarding. The town authorities claimed that this was an attack by the Libyan army, though this has not been proven true, then rapidly shifted into an ‘attack by armed gangs or even terrorists’.

      Recently the insurgency re-­‐started fighting in the West of the country, taking control of a frontier post between Wazzam and Dehiba in Tunisia, on 21st April. In response the Libyan Army crossed the border and there was fighting with insurgents along the frontier and inside Tunisian territory. The Tunisian armed forces confirmed that they exchanged fire with the Libyan Army and pushed them back into Libya. The Tunisian government called the Libyan Ambassador to make an official complaint about the violation of its frontiers.

      The battle of Misrata stakes

      The image portrayed of Misrata is as the last bastion of rebellion in the Tripolitana, there was continued resistance for two months against the Libyan armed forces, because of Western deliveries by sea of food and medicine, arms and ammunition. Little by little the town appeared in the eyes of the world ‘free’ like a Libyan version of Sarajevo. The rebels of Benghazi hoped that a humanitarian crisis in Misrata would persuade the coalition to deploy ground troops by reason of saving the population.

      In April, Human Rights Watch published relevant casualty numbers concerning Misrata, which were contrary to government claims, enfored and propagated by the international media that ‘Gaddafi’s army’ was ‘massacring civilians’. Misrata has a population of approximately 400,000. In almost two months of fighting only 257 people – fighters -­‐ died. Among the 949 injured, only 22 -­‐ less than 3 % -­‐ are women. If the Libyan army had deliberately attacked civilians women would represent about half of the casualties.

      Therefore it is clear that the Western leaders -­‐ from the first rank up to President Obama -­‐ greatly exaggerated the humanitarian crisis in order to justify their military intervention in Libya.

      The real interest in Misrata therefore lies elsewhere. It is both strategic and symbolic; the fact that this town is held by insurgents allows it to be said that the resistance against Gaddafi is not limited to the East of Libya and therefore that the revolt is not secessionist in nature; also, the control of this port would make an idea base, as it is only 220 km from Tripoli, in the event of a ground offensive against Gaddafi.
      The PDF file of the full report can be downloaded here.

      In the next part 5 we will look at the “Consequences of the Conflict” as covered in the report from the French International Center for the Study and Research into Terrorism and Assistance to Victims of Terrorism, Centre International de Recherche et d’Etudes sur le Terrorisme et d’Aide aux Victimes du Terrorisme, CIRET-AVT, and the French Centre for Intelligence Studies, Centre Francais de Recherche sur le Renseignement, CF2R fact-finding mission to Libya.
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    • the report from the French International Center for the Study and Research into Terrorism and Assistance to Victims of Terrorism, Centre International de Recherche et d’Etudes sur le Terrorisme et d’Aide aux Victimes du Terrorisme, CIRET-AVT, and the French Centre for Intelligence Studies, Centre Francais de Recherche sur le Renseignement, CF2R fact-finding mission to Libya.
      http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627301
      Organized on the initiative of the above organizations and with the support of the Mediterranean Peace Forum, a delegation of international experts arrived to Tripolitania from 31st March through 6th April, and then to Cyrenaica from the 19th April to the 25th April in order to evaluate the situation in Libya independently, without bias, and to meet representatives from both sides.

      In the context of the situation in Libya since February 2011, this venture is unique to date.

      The delegation consisted of six experts from France, Belgium, Algeria and Bulgaria, and produced a 40 page detailed report, available here for download in PDF (762kb).
      http://mathaba.net/news/libya/LibyaReport201105.pdf
      Principles

      The principles that guided the work of the delegation were “adherence to democratic principles, freedom, the rights of man and woman, resistance to oppression such as those declared in the acts and decisions of NATO, the security and safety of the civilian population, neutrality in the conflict, prohibition of the promotion of national interests, opposition to any foreign military intervention that exceeds international law or that founded on a false right of interference in contradiction to the founding principle of the UN Charter, outlining of the facts without prejudice, and with a sharp critical sense.”

      On that last point, due to the composition of the delegation, it benefited from an extensive and profound expertise into the analysis and the unscrambling of disinformation in crisis situations. During its mission, in a conflict that was more media hype than purely military, the delegation was careful to maintain awareness of the risk of being manipulated by its contacts, maintaining a distance from the participants of the uprising as well as the regime acolytes in Tripoli.

      Due to the ability to not rely on translations from outside of the expert delegation, it was able to remain autonomous in Arabic speaking land.

      The report covers events up to the 30th of April, 2011.

      PART ONE:
      Rebellion Undemocratic and Planned

      The report confirmed that the “Libyan revolution” is neither democratic nor spontaneous and consists of an armed uprising in the East of Libya that is fuelled by revenge and rebellion which attempts to pass itself off as an “Arab Spring” which it in no way derives from. The Libyan insurgency cannot be compared with the popular uprisings of Tunisia and Egypt, the report notes.

      “More alarmingly the TNC (Transitional National Council) is found to be a coalition of disparate elements with divergent interests, whose only common viewpoint is their opposition to the existing regime. The true democrats therein are only a tiny minority and must live alongside ex-members of Colonel Qaddafi’s government, those who want the return of the monarchy, and those who want to implement radical Islam.”
      It notes that Cyrenaica, which capital is Benghazi, is the area out of the entire Arab world of more than 20 countries, which has sent the largest number of Jihadists to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, against the western forces there.

      The report DOES NOT SPEAK OF the Libyan democratic Jamahiriya, yet still blasts NATO for its adventurism.

      Mathaba has earlier reported a completely different option for NATO: which is to accept the African Union plan which calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities and a withdrawal of all non-African forces, i.e. NATO, and contains a roadmap for peace. However the report, as at the end of April, does not mention any third options for NATO.

      “It seems therefore that the Western powers have demonstrated a shameful adventurism by involving themselves in this crisis, unless it results from a completely cynical Machiavellianism. That which was supposed to be an easy victory has turned into a semi-failure, that only the media can conceal, because of the inconsistency of the rebels…”

      The report says that “the Western intervention is in the process of creating more problems than it solves. It risks destabilizing all North Africa, the Sahara, the near east, and assisting in the emergence of a new type of radical Islam or even terrorism in Cyrenaica.

      Nature of Libyan State

      The Fact Finding Mission says that power in Libya derives from the tribal structure, and it notes that the two main incidents of terrorism that Libya has been accused of in the past, both bombings of airliners, have been shown to be doubtful according to experts.

    • CF2R
      http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627301
      May 2011 report from the French International Center for the Study and Research into Terrorism and Assistance to Victims of Terrorism, Centre International de Recherche et d’Etudes sur le Terrorisme et d’Aide aux Victimes du Terrorisme, CIRET-AVT, and the French Centre for Intelligence Studies, Centre Francais de Recherche sur le Renseignement, CF2R,

      Libyan State TV is the only independent media in all the world based upon the very democratic ideas of Mu’ammar Qaddafi as contained in The Green Book, and advocating the human rights and freedoms of The Green Charter, which was proclaimed in Libya, yet has also had its editor abused in Libya, by security forces, albeit prior to the current crisis.
      http://mathaba.net/news/libya/LibyaReport201105.pdf

      Economic Achievement

      However, the report notes that the socio-economic situation in Libya is exceptional in the African context. It notes that Libya under Qaddafi went from the poorest country in the world, to one of the richest, certainly the richest in Africa and more wealthy than Russia or Brazil.

      “Most Libyan families have their own home and their own car. The public health service is free and one of the best in the Arab world, as is education, also free and widely open to women.”

      It notes that hospitals and pharmacies are of European standards, i.e. the best in the world, and that any medical treatment that cannot be given in the country, is paid for in full by sending such patients for all-expenses paid treatment abroad.

      The free treatment of the many children who were deliberately infected with AIDS by Bulgarians, as well as free cancer treatments, are now no longer available in Benghazi, which is under rebel control.

      It notes that unlike in its neighbouring countries of Tunisia and Egypt where people revolted as they had no work, Libya has 3 million immigrants working there, and that unemployment was non-existent and the standard of living good with reference to international standards.

      At this juncture, a note from Mathaba Editor: we have been talking to a young lady from Benghazi, who had to flee along with her family to Egypt because of the terrorism of the rebels and the lack of security there. She confirmed that, similar to in other countries, although Libya had people’s conferences, few people these days attended them, especially from the youth.

      She felt that it would help to have separate conferences for younger and older people, as their needs were different. She said that prior to this problem she had not taken an interest in participating in the democratic system, but that now if there is peace and she can return, she would become involved.

      This leads us to believe that Qaddafi is not at all a dictator, as the authors of the report suggest, but simply because of the lack of popular participation, in a system that itself would otherwise be far more democratic than the party political systems of the west, had failed to be utilised, particularly in the East of Libya.

      On the other hand, Europeans should question the level of participation in political decision-making in Europe, which is at an all time low, as in the entire western world, and also that people do not care to participate at any level of democracy other than casting a vote every few years. Does this not mean also that Sarkozy is a dictator? Is he not making terrible decisions over the heads of the French people, who don’t seem to care so long as life is comfortable?

      Support to African Countries

      The report notes the immense support given by Libya to other African countries, sharing its wealth with them:

      A fact that is often ignored is that Libya has been a major contributor in the development of the independence of the African continent.

      Gaddafi enabled Africa to experience a veritable technological revolution, thanks to the financing of the first African communication satellite. This asset enabled the whole continent to link by telephone, to enable the transmission of television and radio programmes, in addition to many other technological applications such as tele-­medicine (remote diagnosis) and distance learning and education. Thanks to the radio transmissions of WMAX, a low cost connection was put in place across the continent including rural areas.

      All this started in 1992, when 45 African countries create RASCOM (regional organisation of African satellite communications) so that Africa could have its own satellite to reduce the costs of communication in the continent. Before then telecommunication equipment destined for Africa was the most expensive in the world, since they used the European satellites for which the charges are very high.

      After 14 years of attempts the African states managed to obtain a loan from the World Bank, the IMF and the US and Europe, the Libyan Leader took charge of this project and put $300 million in, to enable the project to go ahead. The African Bank of development put in $50 million and the Bank of development of Africa and the West $27 million. That is how Africa obtained its first satellite for telecommunications on 26 December 2007. China and Russia then accepted to share their technology which allowed the launching of satellites for South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, and Algeria. A second communication satellite was launched into orbit in July 2010.

      At the Inter-­African institutional level 15% of the budget of the African Union is provided by Libya, this explains the reluctance of this organisation to condemn Gaddafi, in contrast to the Arab League, which hates him.

      Mathaba: here again we should note: the Arab League hates Qaddafi precisely because it is a club of dictators, and he calls them out to their faces, as dictators. There are plentiful videos across the Internet showing Qaddafi’s direct but calm confrontations with various Arab dictators at summits. They absolutely hate him. On the other hadn, in Africa, it is not because of the budget from Libya to the African Union, which makes up a mere 15% that we need to consider as the reason that Africans love him. This is a big misunderstanding of Africans by Europeans. Is that to say African, are moved only by money? Not by gratitude, appreciation, love of truth, love of a freedom fighter who always calls the whites out for what they were, are and remain as we see today?

      During his time in power, the generosity of the Libyan leader extended to South Africa and Liberia, Madagascar and the countries of the Sahel. He also financed administrative buildings, hotels, restaurants, organisations of all kinds, Islamic organisations, a network of petrol distribution, (via the Libyan National Oil Company), shops, entertainment events – like the Malian Festival of the Desert -­‐ and often, opposition groups. In Mali, the national television was finance mostly during the 1980’s by Libya which recently also build some government infrastructure whilst discreetly supporting the Tuareg rebellion. The Libyan regime made itself a specialist in the organising of negotiations between enemies or adversaries and has played the good mediator role as in the freeing of Francoise Claustre (1977) and that of the hostages of the Jolo island (2000).

      Therefore the Tripoli regime is actively supported by many who owe it a debt and by those who benefitted from its political, financial or military support.

      One of its greatest successes is in its alliance with the Tuaregs whom it protected and financed during the repression of their movement by Mali in the 1990’s.

      It was the talks at Oubari in 1981 which paved the way for relations between the different politico-­‐ military movements of the Tuaregs in Libya. One of the decisions announced was the approach of the Libyan military to young Touregs so as to teach them the use of arms. This support to the Tuaregs is the origin of many differences with Algeria, Mali and Niger.

      Gaddafi was also in the news in 2005, when he granted to all the Nigerian Tuaregs and Malians on his land, a residency permit card of unlimited stay. Then in 2006 he called the tribes of the Sahara, including the Tuaregs, to join together as a group to oppose terrorism and drug trafficking.

      This is the reason that some of the fighters come from Niger and Mali; they came to help Gaddafi, as they felt they had a blood debt to him. This delegation met some of them.
      With regards to migratory flows the agreements made with Italy bore fruit, because the arrival of migrants on the shores of the peninsula diminished by 90%. Notably thanks to the reinforcement of maritime means of control, with small ships, given to Tripoli by Rome.

      Moammar al-GADHAFI, because of his strong stance AGAINST CAPITAL-PUNISHMENT, by his popularity and persuation was able to obtain a release of the Bulgarian nurses accused of intentially giving aids to Libyan children (who were denied such a reprieve by then Committeee Judge, Mustapha Abdu Jalil).

      Moreover Gadhafi developed a strong cooperation with the West in the fight against Al Qaeda. According to a report in 2008 by the U.S. State Department, ‘the Libyan government has continued to cooperate with the United States and the international community to fight against terrorism and its financing’ …the intelligence services hope to lend their assistance to Libya with reference to counterterrorism during the years, 2010 and 2011’.

      In 2009 Libyan Intelligence and the CIA, within the scope of an agreement negotiated by Moussa Koussa, put in place a joint programme on counterterrorism. The American agents therefore trained some professionals in the Libyan Intelligence. These practical measures of cooperation do not normally happen except with intelligence services between whom there is total confidence. Moreover, the Libya intelligence accepted, in response to a request from MI5 and MI6, to infiltrate agents into the Islamic fundamentalists in London, this sealed the reconciliation.

      As if in a carefully prepared move, the ‘new-revolutionary’ movement was started on the 12th to 13th February 2011. Realising the danger, the government announced as of the 17th February, several measures to calm things down, for example by offering money to the population, and sent many representatives to different areas.

      On 2nd March Gaddafi announced his reforms which gave a greater place to civic society, he relaxed the legislative law and the Supreme Court published a declaration of principles. But the uprising did not diminish.

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      SAIF al-ISLAM al-GADAFI

      Institutional Development

      During the last few years, conscious of the changes in the socio economic situation and Libya’s outdated institutions, Gaddafi, under the influence of his son Saif al Islam, decided to make changes to the regime previously stuck in its authoritarianism, notably with the formation of the “Gaddafi Foundation for Development”. Saif al Islam has appeared since 2003 as a modernist embodying the hopes of those for an opening into democracy.

      The public relations campaign was entrusted, between 2000-­‐2008, to an American company, Monitor Group, in order to let people know that the regime wanted to change and develop. Libya then needed help to develop its institutions and modernize its economy. After decades of isolation, those in business, citizens, the government and intellectual elites looked to deepen their knowledge of ideas and modern practices in the world.

      Mathaba Note: At the same time, and unmentioned in this report, the revolutionaries who stood by direct participatory democracy and the true ideals of the Third Universal Theory, were sidelined and their publications shut down by Saif and his western undemocratic friends. Further, as we shall see below, he allowed himself to be advised by the very western forces who have a centuries old track record of deceit, plunder and blood. They urged him to release their Al-Qaida. The report calls these “political” prisoners, but could it not be that they were a threat to society and advocated the very violence which they have no unleashed?

      Also in 2006 Saif al Islam freed almost two thousand Islamic political prisoners. In 2006, at the same time, the regime gave a number of proofs of its willingness to establish new relationships in partnership with Western countries.

      Finally the project of establishing a Constitution, breaking radically with the precepts of the Green book was underway, directed with the help of eminent foreign individuals, members of the Gaddafi Foundation; the professors Joseph Nye (USA) Francis Fukuyama (USA) Benjamin Barber (USA) and Tony Giddens (UK).

      Mathaba: we railed against this at the time, and vehemently denounced Sayf Al Islam and his western “academic” friends, who are nothing but evil doers who wished to destroy the Green Book ideals while pretending to give it support, and played Muammar in his naivety or perhaps his desire to be validated by Western “intellectuals”. Be that as it may, it is thus the West and with the help of Libyan elements such as Sayf Al Islam, that helped to bring about the demise of democracy and the insecurity of the Libyan people, and not the “dictator” Muammar Qaddafi.

      So the regime, despite it dubious past, was ready to evolve. Gaddafi was about to announce the new reforms when the ‘new-revolution’ interrupted everything.

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      PART TWO:
      Part Two: The Libyan Army and the Mercenaries
      http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627387
      The report of the fact finding mission correctly states that Libya does not have a “large professional powerful” military apparatus….
      MATHABA draws a different conclusion than THE FRENCH REPORT:
      The reason that Libya has not invested big money in weapons of mass destruction and powerful “traditional” military such as air force, submarines, naval vessels, is because such things are useless against an external aggressor, unless, perhaps having nuclear bombs in fact, and being ready to use them, something that is not permissible to Muslims who when fighting in self-defence, must not harm innocent life. Nuclear bombs are indiscriminate. The fact that Libya never had a WMD program but only a “fake” one to allow for some good publicity as part of an agreement with the Anglo-Americans has been covered elsewhere.

      This in fact, we are witnessing now, in that NATO is attacking Libya but from afar. The very reason NATO cannot get involved in a “ground war” i.e. real fighting, is because Libya invested instead in arming its citizens. We believe that in recent years, the easy access to AK-47 weapons was slowed down, but has now again been stepped up, and all Libyans undergo training in their use, including while as students.

      The reasoning here was Muammar Qaddafi said that an armed people cannot be defeated militarily, but traditional armies can be routed. Libya’s traditional army was routed in Chad, and was again routed by cowardly NATO strikes from remote controlled missiles in that the entire small navy has been sunk, and all Libyan air force jets bombed on the ground, and runways made inoperable.

      So we have to draw also the logical conclusion that while the report correctly states that investment was not made in a “large, powerful professional army” of the traditional type, it was made instead in training, and arming, the people as a whole.
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      Thus, MATHABA can correctly and safely affirm, that the conclusion drawn by the French investigating team, or rather the assumption, that this is to avoid the government being overthrown, is not a logical deduction.

      If Qaddafi was afraid of the people, why would he arm them? Which “dictator” would arm his entire population or at least give them easy access to weapons, and train them all without exception, in their use?

      The report goes on to note the smaller professional components of the army, and that one of those units is under the control of one of the Qaddafi sons, but so what? It has to be under someone’s command.

      With that caveat, the report states:

      The Libyan Army

      The Libyan government has always been careful not to allow a large, powerful professional army to be established. They prefer to rely for the security of the regime on the system of tribal militias organized by revolutionary committees.

      The Libyan Army consists of about 50,000 men, of whom only 10,000 are properly trained, equipped, paid and motivated. These forces are most loyal to the regime, divided into four brigades, notably the 32 mechanized brigade commanded by Khamis Gaddafi, son of the Leader, which is 4,000 men strong, well-­‐equipped in tanks, armoured troop transport vehicles and self propelled artillery.

      The rest of the army is organised into 10 battalions with armour plated vehicles, 10 mechanized battalions, 18 infantry battalions and six commando battalions to which must be added 22 battalions of Artillery. Before the crisis the arsenal of the Libyan Army was substantial with 500 tanks, (T-­‐72, T-­‐62, and T-­‐55), 1,500 diverse armoured vehicles and 2,000 pieces of artillery. It also comprised several dozen assault helicopters. As with the air force these assets were considerably reduced during the years of embargo, bad maintenance and a number of defections. Nonetheless there remain enough to fully equip a force of tens of thousands of men. Even though short of training and weakened by the desertion of some of its units, this army is technically and tactically superior to the rebels, who do not have any individual or collective military competence.

      The air force of 18,000 personnel before the NATO campaign, consisted of about 100 combat aircraft (mig 21/23, SU 24, etc), without counting the helicopters. It should be noted that some pilots were of Serb origin, the Navy has 8,000 personnel and a number of their small tonnage vessels play a minor role in the operational plan. In addition to the military, there is the police force, whose number is not known, and different local militias run by the tribal chiefs. During the fighting there were no desertions from the Libyan forces loyal to the regime, even during the time when they could make no progress at Misrata/Abadija. This is explained by the recruitment of troops from tribes loyal to Gaddafi, notably the Kadhafa.
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      At the end of the 1970’s, Moammar Gadhafi created an Islamic Legion that would intervene in the whole continent in which he dreamed of creating the United States of Africa. After the events in Chad in 1987 this unit was disbanded.

      During recent years, a totally new concept of foreigners has been undertaken, that of Industrial LABORERS ! This phenomenon is in line with what one finds at all levels of the Libyan economic life. A high proportion of workers are foreigners.

      Currently the recruits are mainly Malian, Tchadian, Nigerian, Congolese and Sudanese. Even if their salary does not reach the $2,000 announced by media propaganda, it still is of consequence compared to the pitiful salaries they have in their countries of origin.

      The information emanating from the rebel forces who decry these foreign intruders is vague, and should be treated with caution. At the beginning of April the insurgents said that they had captured three Algeria mercenaries in Adjdabiya and had killed three of them during fighting in that town. The spokesperson for the rebels immediately accused Algeria of assisting Gaddafi, claiming that this country ‘turning a blind eye’ on the arrival of the mercenaries.

      Jennifer Rubin, of the Washington Post, citing an ex-­member of the regime now gone over to the opposition, wrote that 450 mercenaries from the Sahara were involved in the suppression of the insurgents. They came from camps in Tindouf in Algeria where members of the Polisario are based which implies the complicity of Algeria. These fighters, according to the Washington Post are paid $10,000 for two months tour of duty, that level of pay is simply not believable. Moreover, the Polisario has rejected these accusations.

      What can be confirmed and the mission encountered them, is that the Touregs of the Niger, who were already working as laborers in Libya, offered their SUPPORT in May 2011 to Tripoli. Their coming there was a debt of honor and was spontaneous.
      The French investigative-mission was able to meet some of the Toureg leaders who were staying at the hotel Corinthia in Tripoli. The Libyan government thanked the Touregs, but had refused their offer of fighting beside the Libyan Loyalist Army forces. It appears that a deliberate confusion is made about the Libyan fighters.

      POLISARIO Denies Libya Interference, Confirms African Union Position
      Posted: 2011/07/07
      From: Mathaba
      http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627459?related
      The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic as a member State of the African Union supports Libya’s unity and territorial integrity and confirms the denial quoted by French terrorism studies group report on involvement of POLISARIO in Libyan conflict

      Dr. Sidi M. Omar
      Ambassador of the Sahrawi Republic to Ethiopia and the African Union

      The article [quotes U.S. media] claims that members of the Frente POLISARIO were involved in the on-going conflict in Libya. We categorically deny these baseless allegations and challenge all those parties that propagate these kinds of preposterous accusations to bring forth any evidence in their possession to prove their claims. Needless to say, these unfounded allegations emanate from those quarters that have vested interest in discrediting our liberation movement.

      The Frente POLISARIO is an internationally recognised liberation movement whose sole aim is to liberate Western Sahara from Morocco’s illegal occupation and to enable the Sahrawi people to exercise their internationally recognised right to self- determination and independence. Moreover, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) is a full and founding member of the African Union. Its position as to the on-going conflict in Libya stems from the same policy of the African Union, and thus it has publically reaffirmed its strong commitment to the respect for the unity and territorial integrity of Libya as well as its full support for the efforts deployed by the AU High‐Level ad‐hoc Committee on Libya.

      Addis Ababa
      July 6, 2011

  26. Mathaba Supports People’s Power
    Posted: 2011/07/05
    From: Mathaba

    Mathaba is giving free Silver Membership access to our members-only section of the news agency to all members of the International People’s Conference Organisation
    GREEN CHARTER wheel
    Mathaba has given passwords to the International People’s Conference Organisation to distribute to its membership as a token of support for what we believe is the way forward for humanity as a solution to the problems of accountability, transparency and democracy.

    The IPCO is an international organisation which educates on and promotes the concept of direct participatory democracy.

    The Organisation also acts as a facilitator membership body for all those who advocate the human responsibilities of Article 1 of the International Green Charter on Human Rights and Freedoms:

    “Democracy is the power of the people, not only the expression of the people. We declare that power belongs to the people. It is exercised directly, without intermediary or representatives in the popular congresses and the people’s committees”

    Anyone agreeing with that human right is invited to register at the IPCO and will also receive complimentary free Mathaba Silver membership via the IPCO.

    Mathaba is proud to support human rights, democracy and freedom of information, while the world governments, in particular those that shout these slogans the loudest, are in terminal decline.

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  27. Gadhafi by Mohammed Assirbi
    picture by Mohammed Assirbi

    Don’t trust them Muammar
    05.07.2011

    Gadhafi, pravda
    Rumours are flying around about NATO offering an under-the-table deal to Colonel Gaddafy to step down and receive a declaration of immunity in return. This brings two notions into play: first, NATO’s word has as much credibility as a spiv in a shell-suit and secondly, have those behind this ill-conceived crusade finally seen the folly of their actions?….

    …And now we have NATO lying about the casus belli in this north African state, claiming that poor innocent unarmed civilians were being attacked when what really happened everyone knows – thousands of armed terrorists, unleashed by NATO itself, ran amok torching government buildings, raping girls and slaughtering people in the street. They never mentioned the UN Report providing the basis for a humanitarian prize to be awarded to Colonel Gaddafi in March this year, they never mentioned any of his many actions in the African Union, providing services for free whereas beforehand, Africans had to pay fortunes for the same to western providers.

    The fact of the matter is NATO sees what is happening in western Libya, sees that Gaddafy is genuinely popular there as indeed he is with most tribes across the country and knows that in military terms, their crusade has failed, miserably. They never expected to be spending 50 to 100,000 dollars per aircraft per day, flying 100 sorties a day, in July 2011, they never expected the Libyan Armed Forces to have weathered the storm and gone onto the offensive against the terrorists NATO supports.

    Once again, the way forward is for NATO to disengage, claiming the no-fly zone has been imposed and to allow the African Union to broker talks between the sides without making offers, neither did anyone ask for NATO’s opinion. Nobody should believe them because given the recent history of this organization, NATO has as much credibility as a heroin addict desperate for a fix.

    Photo: Muammar al-Qathafi, AP

    Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

    Pravda.Ru

    • Jalil immediately revoked the offer once it became publicly known, declaring there was “absolutely no current or future possibility for Gaddafi to remain in Libya.” This statement appeared an attempt to maintain the facade of unity within the deeply divided Transitional National Council, comprised of various ex-Gaddafi figures, Islamist forces, and US intelligence assets. TNC spokesman Abdel Hafiz Ghoga had earlier contradicted Jalil, insisting that no-one had discussed Gaddafi staying in Libya after the war.

  28. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch expose lies on Libya Posted: 2011/07/05
    From: Mathaba

    Throughout the last few months, lie after lie after lie has been conjured up, and spread, by NATO and the U.S. regarding Gaddafi and the Great Libyan Jamahiriya.
    crowd of millions in GREEN SQUARE JULY 2011
    By Dennis South

    First it was said that a legitimate “democracy” movement had been birthed amongst some Bengazi residents. That lie has been exposed by the visit to Libya of a number of fact-finding missions, as well as individuals like Dr. Webster Tarpley, an historian, economist, and world-renowned investigative journalist, who have commented that virtually the FIRST thing these “democracy lovers” did was RAID police departments and government ammunition depos–quite a contrast to the Tunisian and Egyptian movements, where peaceful marches occurred. And Colonel Gaddafi had pointed that out in the beginning.

    In fact, Gaddafi’s original charge that he made at Bab-al-Aziziyah, in a strong and fiery speech, was that the Bengazi traitors were NOT democracy lovers, but members of Al-Qaeda. And Gaddafi has been proven right on that score also. For instance, Susan Lindauer, a former CIA asset who was IN Libya, many years ago, and is an expert on Al-Qaeda, was interviewed by RT News, and testified that GADDAFI WAS 100% CORRECT in his earlier charge: The Bengazi rats are Al-Qaeda members. She also chastised Obama, saying that she was extremely disappointed in him, and that she wondered WHY he was supporting Al-Qaeda–a movement that the U.S. government has CLAIMED is its arch enemy.

    Then the world was fed an OCEAN of propaganda about Gaddafi’s 41-year “reign of terror” and “brutal dictatorship” over the Libyan people. That too was exposed as a lie when the facts about Libya, under Gaddafi, became common knowledge these last three months, when people got on the Internet and began performing their own studies. They found out that:

    1. Before Gaddafi, literacy in Libya was only 10%. Since Gaddafi took over, literacy has risen to 90%
    2. Undernourishment in Libya is at 2%–a figure lower than that of the world center of “democracy,” the United States of America
    3. Education, up through college, is free in Libya
    4. Healthcare is free and pharmacies and hospitals of European highest standards
    5. Libya ranks No. 53 on the United Nations Index of Human Development
    6. Libya has the highest standard of living in Africa, in 1969 before Qaddafi it was the lowest in the world at just $60 per year income
    7. Libya gives free land, and seeds, to anyone who wants to farm that land.
    8. There is virtually no homelessness in Libya, as everyone is given a home.
    9. Women in Libya have equal rights, not only as a philosophy, but in practice.
    10. Under Gaddafi’s oil-revenue-sharing program, each Libyan gets $500 (DOLLARS) dumped into his or her bank account, each month
    11. Any medical care, operations or health treatments if unavailable in Libya, the citizen is given full expenses of travel and treatment and accommodation abroad to wherever is required for the treatment to be given, no other country in the world does this.
    12. On marriage, each couple is given $60,000 to do with as they want, furnish their home, take a holiday, honeymoon, buy car
    13. Libyans have a direct participatory democracy based on People’s Conferences that puts other “democracies” to shame
    14. Many other such benefits exist in Libya.

    So, then people began to ask, “Hey, what’s all this talk about Gaddafi being a ‘brutal dictator,'” and now you can search at Google and find many blogs where outraged individuals who now know the truth are helping spread the news about the TRUTH of Libya, [ http://bit.ly/LibyaTruth ] and the LIES of the North Atrocities Terrorist Organization and the United Snakes government (that is, snakes in the GOVERNMENT, not necessarily the population).

    One example of such a blog is the Channel 4 News Blog, “Libyan Lies,” run by Alex Thomson. One of the massive, almost cartoonish, lies told by the North Atrocities Terrorist Organization and the United Snakes Government, was that Colonel Gaddafi had handed out Viagra to his soldiers, and that those soldiers then went on a massive rape campaign, raping Libyan women. Hillary Clinton helped to spread this lie, and one wonders how she could have risen to become the Secretary of State in her country. Of course, TELLING THE TRUTH is obviously not a requirement for holding the position of Secretary of State in the United Snakes Government.

    Alex Thomson has revealed that, NOT ONLY is it a total lie that massive rapes occurred in Libya, but that Amnesty International as well as Human Rights Watch visited Libya and reported that NO evidence of ANY rape–not even ONE–was found.

    “Donatella Rovera, senior crisis response adviser for Amnesty, who spent three months in Libya after the start of the uprising in February, said of systemic mass rape: ‘We have not found any evidence or a single victim of rape or a doctor who knew about somebody being raped’, although she added that there is also no evidence to suggest mass rapes have not occured.”

    It is clear to all, now, that the underlying philosophy of the North Atrocities Terrorist Organization and the United Snakes government is, “Might is right.” Truth doesn’t matter. The evidence in favor of Colonel Gaddafi and the Great Libyan Jamahiriya is POURING, like a flood, all over the place. But none of that matters to NATO and the U.S. As long as they have the most powerful bombs, and as long as they control the “news” media,” all that matters to them is DEATH. #
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

    • WO WILL PAY FOR THE REAL WAR CRIMES?

      [All the NATO and AXIS] The pilots, commanders, and drone computer operators, will all face future crimes against humanity charges, for participation in an illegal war when it can be proven that it has been launched on clear lies, and for which ignorance is not a defence from execution for such crimes, as was evidenced at the Nuremberg Trials.

      Every one who takes part in a war, an act of aggression, piloting a drone, launching a missile, or dropping a bomb, whether giving the command to do so or carrying out the order, has an obvious and no-brainer duty to check to see whether or not he is committing a crime.

      As the entire war violates even the resolutions which the NATO states passed at the UN, and violates the US constitution as well as the Italian constitution, and violates all international laws and was conducted deliberately preventing every effort at peaceful negotiation especially under the auspices of the African Union, there is absolutely no doubt that these people, unlike the Vietnam war veterans who returned home traumatised and to be spat upon, will face a far worse fate, as the memory of justice is long.

      Already World People’s Conferences on Crimes Against Humanity are likely to take place later this year and from which World People’s Tribunals set up by an International Justice Committee will try and sentence all those, no matter if they are granted “protection and immunity” from their governments, as it is becoming clear that even the most powerful governments in the world are also falling. The U.S. itself is totally bankrupt, and it has now been revealed that all the U.S. gold from Fort Knox was stolen (see other recent news articles). #
      http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya
      http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627437?rss

      Libyan civilians are bombed with uranium-bombs: Amnesty International
      Geplaatst op juli 7, 2011 door kruitvat

      Bombed civilian with uranium dust
      Picture of a dead Libyan civilian…

      Yesterday, someone of Amnesty International was talking on TV about the violation of human rights in Syria. But Amnesty International says nothing about the destruction of Libya with an UN-mandate whereby Libyan civilians are bombed with uranium bombs. There were already 5.000 bombings now and also members of the future Libyan generations will die as a result of the depleted uranium in the bombs. The western ‘free’ en ‘democratic’ world does not talk about these war crimes.

      Thursday, July 07, 2011
      NATO Using Nuclear Weapons in Libya

      NATO Using Nuclear Weapons in Libya – by Stephen Lendman
      As part of a Libya international observer team, Middle East analyst Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya headlined his July 5 Global Research.ca article, “NATO War Crimes: Depleted Uranium Found in Libya by Scientists,” saying:

      Sites targeted include “civilians and civilian infrastructure.” Scientists from the Surveying and Collecting Specimens and Laboratory Measuring Group confirmed “radioactive isotopes (radioisotopes) at bombed sites” from field surveys conducted. Scientific analysis was conducted at the Nuclear Energy Institution of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

      It showed that “several sites contain even higher than expected doses of uranium,” including holes from NATO missiles and ordnance fragments. In interviews, Nazemroaya also said cluster bombs and other weapons are used freely in civilian neighborhoods targeting non-military sites.

      Washington and NATO allies are using illegal “dirty bombs.”

      In late March, the Stop the War Coalition said dozens of US, UK, and French launched bombs and missiles against Libya in the first 24 hours all had DU warheads. They continue to be used daily despite Pentagon and other governments’ denials.

      On April 14, Foreign Policy in Focus columnist Conn Hallinan told Press TV that:

      “The fact that the US is denying the use of depleted uranium (DU) munitions is just nonsense.” When used against tanks, “enormous fireballs” are visible, a unique DU signature. As a result, “long-term consequences (for Libyans) are going to be severe.” More on that and DU munitions below.

      On April 19, investigative journalist/author Dave Lindorff also told Press TV that strong evidence points to DU use, saying:

      “The way some of these (armored) vehicles and tanks have been hit look like it’s pretty strong evidence that it is depleted uranium. It’s the kind of explosive burn that you get from that particular ammunition. And certainly the US has been flying A-10s, which generally use (DU) shells in their armaments.”

      On June 6, historian/researcher Dr. Randy Short repeated the same charge, telling Press TV viewers that NATO targeted Tripoli residential areas with DU weapons, cluster bombs, and other illegal substances. Back from Tripoli, he said:

      “I’ve been to one particular area….in which Seif al-Islam Gaddafi’s house is located, and in that community which was residential, I saw the damage to civilian homes.”

      He added that high numbers of civilian deaths and injuries emboldened Libyans to resist Western imperialism.

      On April 18, former Pentagon Depleted Uranium Project director Dr. Doug Rokke told Russia Today that DU struck areas can’t be decontaminated, saying it has a half-lfe of 4.5 billion years. As a result, it’s called “the silent killer that will never stop killing.”

      He also said he “was watching ABC News (on April 15) and, lo and behold, there was a DU impact. It burned and burned and burned.”

      During the 1991 Gulf War, Rokke was ordered to lie about its use and effects. It damaged his health, and most of his crew died from exposure. Nonetheless, “DU is so good against all types of targets that (the Pentagon) will never give it up.”

      America is one of the few non-signatories to the UN Human Rights Sub-Commission’s DU ban. For over two decades, it’s contaminated vast areas in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Serbia/Kosovo, Libya and other nations struck. Moreover, the Pentagon regularly uses other illegal terror weapons, including experimental ones tested in real time.

      Former Lawrence Livermore Lab chemical physicist Marion Falk calls DU “the perfect weapon for killing lots of people,” adding that “depleted uranium missiles (and other weapons) fit the description of a dirty bomb in every way.”

      On March 31, the UK Uranium Weapons Network and Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament issued a joint news release headlined, “Fears grow over possible depleted uranium use in Libya,” saying:

      Inhaling highly toxic/radioactive DU “is thought to be linked to the sharp increases in cancer rates and birth defects reported in affected areas,” as well as numerous other diseases.

      Nonetheless, on March 28, Admiral William Gortney said, “We have employed A-10s and AC-130s over the weekend.” A-10 gunships use DU munitions against tanks, armored vehicles, and other targets, including residential neighborhood ones.

      They fire 3,900 armor-piercing high explosive rounds per minute, spreading vast DU contamination. According to Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s general secretary Kate Hudson:

      “Depleted uranium weapons are weapons of indiscriminate effect,” causing cancer, birth defects and other diseases. “Using them in built up areas in effect targets civilians. This runs counter to everything the coalition has claimed about protecting (them. It represents) an appalling step backwards. It is completely unacceptable – indeed illegal,” because of their long-term harm to human health.

      Why America’s Military Uses DU Munitions

      DU’s density enables it easily to penetrate targets and destroy them. They’re solid missiles, bombs, shells and bullets, weighing up to 5,000 pounds in a single “bunker buster” bomb.

      Using solid DU projectiles or warheads, they’re used in all US war theaters, including indiscriminately against civilian targets. They’re de facto nuclear bombs, what major media reports won’t explain and Pentagon officials deny.

      First developed by the Navy in 1968, Israel tested them under US supervision during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Later they were sold to 29 or more countries but never used until the 1991 Gulf War when America broke an international prohibition. Thereafter, thousands of tons contaminated air, water and soil in target zones and well beyond.

      Although no international convention or treaty bans them, they’re de facto and de jure illegal under the 1907 Hague Convention, prohibiting “poison or poisoned weapons” use. Also, under the 1925 Geneva Protocol, as well as later Geneva and other conventions, specifically banning chemical, biological, and other poisoned weapons.

      In all forms, DU is radioactive and chemically toxic, thus conforming to Hague’s poisonous weapons definition. Using them is thus a war crime.

      Moreover, their use also meets the U.S. federal code definition of “weapons of mass destruction” (WMD) in 2 of 3 categories:

      [The US CODE, TITLE 50, CHAPTER 40, SECTION 2302 defines a Weapon of Mass Destruction as follows:

      “The term ‘weapon of mass destruction’ means any weapon or device that is intended, or has the capability, to cause death or serious bodily injury to a significant number of people through the release, dissemination, or impact of (A) toxic or poisonous chemicals or their precursors, (B) a disease organism, or (C) radiation or radioactivity.”

      Because America is a Hague and Geneva signatory, its own code is thus violated. Moreover, under other binding international laws, using weapons that cause post-battle environmental and human harm are illegal and prohibited.

      Their greatest damage happens after use because they penetrate targets deeply, aerosolize into a fine spray, then spread permanent contamination over wide areas. Their microscopic and submicroscopic particles remain suspended or get swept into the air from tainted soil. Winds then carry them worldwide as radioactive components of atmospheric dust, settling indiscriminately far from strike zones.

      As a result, countless millions have been irreparably harmed or killed, combatants and civilians. In fact, radiation poisoning causes virtually every imaginable illness from severe headaches, muscle pain, general fatigue, depression, and permanent disability to major birth defects, infections, cardiovascular disease, many types of cancer, and later deaths.

      Libyans now face the same fate as Iraqis, Afghans, Serbians, Kosovars, and other victims of US aggression. It’s of no consequence for US political and Pentagon planners, spreading death, destruction, and human misery globally, not liberation and better lives because of American good will it never had and doesn’t now.

      Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

      Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.

      http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/the-progressive-news-hour/.

      posted by Steve Lendman @ 12:54 AM
      Steven lendman
      Steven Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA, raised in a modest middle income family, attended public schools, received a Harvard BA in 1956 and a Wharton MBA in 1960.

  29. Libya
    Military stalemate in Libya heightens US-NATO crisis

    By Patrick O’Connor
    WSWS
    Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011

    5 July 2011

    NATO aims to use its proxy force in Libya, the so-called Transitional National Council, to oust Gaddafi and install a pliant puppet regime that is more closely aligned with US, British, and French economic and strategic interests. The allied powers have by now largely dispensed with the pretence of enforcing UN Security Council 1973 and its supposed mandate to protect civilians.

    Special forces and intelligence operatives are active on the ground, directing the activities of the “rebel” militia, while NATO is stepping up its gun-running operations for the anti-Gaddafi forces. The clear military logic of the campaign is for ever greater escalation, including stepped up air strikes aimed at terrorising the population in Tripoli, further assassination attempts against Gaddafi and his family, and preparation for a ground invasion.
    France last week admitted supplying rocket launchers, assault rifles, machine guns, and anti-tank missiles to anti-Gaddafi forces in the western Nafusa Mountains. Yesterday the Libyan government said it intercepted two boats carrying more rifles, explosives, and ammunition, allegedly supplied by Qatar for the fighters in the Nafusa Mountains. These operations are now openly defended by NATO, with the organisation’s chief, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, declaring that “the delivery of weapons has taken place as part of protection of civilians.”

    Rasmussen made this absurd claim following a NATO-Russia Council meeting. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov condemned the gun running as illegal. “We consider the arms embargo [under another UN Security Council resolution] to be unambiguous,” he declared. “Any weapons deliveries are a violation of the resolution… They [NATO] have a different opinion—that the resolution can let anyone do anything.”

    The Russian government invited South African President Jacob Zuma to join the discussion with NATO. Last Friday, the African Union issued a joint communiqué demanding an end to the war in Libya.

    The South African-led proposal involves an immediate ceasefire and cessation of NATO bombing, negotiations between the Gaddafi government and the Transitional National Council brokered by regional African powers, and the possible intervention of a multinational peacekeeping force under the auspices of the United Nations.

    The African Union added that its member states would not recognise the politically-motivated arrest warrants issued against Gaddafi and his associates by the International Criminal Court. The organisation’s chairperson, Jean Ping, said that the ICC is “discriminatory” because it targets alleged crimes committed in Africa while ignoring those committed by the US in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.

    Every proposal for a negotiated end to the war that has been issued by the African powers, Italy, or Russia has been met with new US-NATO provocations. The allied powers are clearly determined to sabotage any diplomatic manoeuvres that cut across their agenda.

    Immediately after the African Union released its proposal US and European forces intensified their bombardment. Agence France-Presse reported: “NATO data showed Monday that its warplanes have dramatically stepped up their bombing campaign in Libya. NATO flew 71 strike sorties in 24 hours, nearly double the daily tempo seen in past weeks, pounding targets on the eastern front at Brega and around Tripoli overnight Sunday. Seventeen strikes hit armoured vehicles, command and control nodes, military storage facilities and a tank in Brega, 150 kilometres from the rebel capital Benghazi.”

    The Libyan government has also accused the NATO powers of undermining its negotiations with the Transitional National Council. The TNC has denied participating in talks with Gaddafi’s officials, but the government has insisted it has met with Abdel Fattah Younes al-Abidi, the former security minister, while Italian officials were present. According to the British Telegraph: “Some opposition tribal leaders and members of the Muslim Brotherhood are also said to be involved.”

    Libyan deputy foreign minister Khaled Kaim said that the discussions had seen progress “in some areas”, but that “some member states of NATO don’t support talks between the government and the rebels”, which is why “there has been some delay in the outcome of the talks.”

    Transitional National Council chairman Mustapha Abdul-Jalil revealed on Sunday that he had told Gaddafi that he could remain in Libya provided he gave up power. The New York Times noted: “The offer, which Mr. Abdul-Jalil said was made about a month ago through a United Nations envoy, appeared to be a tacit recognition—despite bluster on both sides—that neither Colonel Qaddafi nor his opponents seem likely to prevail militarily.”

    Jalil immediately revoked the offer once it became publicly known, declaring there was “absolutely no current or future possibility for Gaddafi to remain in Libya.” This statement appeared an attempt to maintain the facade of unity within the deeply divided Transitional National Council, comprised of various ex-Gaddafi figures, Islamist forces, and US intelligence assets. TNC spokesman Abdel Hafiz Ghoga had earlier contradicted Jalil, insisting that no-one had discussed Gaddafi staying in Libya after the war.

    The fact that Jalil offered any concession at all to Gaddafi reflects the understanding of at least a section of the TNC that the military situation has reached stalemate and that other means may be needed to end the impasse.

    Source: WSWS

  30. ..Libya to charge 21 rebel leaders in special court

    By ADAM SCHRECK – Associated Press | AP – 6 hrs ago
    http://news.yahoo.com/libya-charge-21-rebel-leaders-special-court-132513767.html

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan prosecutors plan to charge rebel leaders with national security crimes, seeking to convict as traitors those leading the armed uprising against Moammar Gadhafi that has plunged the country into civil war, officials said Wednesday.

    A judge compiling the charges laid out his case against 21 rebel officials who are based in the eastern city of Benghazi, including the National Transitional Council’s head, Mustafa Abdul-Jalil. Defendants will be tried in absentia.

    Rebel leaders in Benghazi could not immediately be reached for comment.

    The charges include facilitating foreign intervention in Libya, providing aid and military secrets to the enemy, and seeking to topple Gadhafi’s regime by force.

    Judge Khalifa Isa Khalifa told reporters in the Libyan capital of Tripoli that he plans to present the case before a special court presided over by a three-judge panel next week. He said the evidence includes testimony from several witnesses.

    The allegations “amount to treason of the homeland of Libya,” government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said.

    If convicted, Libya will seek international help, such as issuing Interpol warrants, to “demand that they are brought to justice,” Khalifa said.

    There is little likelihood of that happening as long as fighting rages, however. The rebels enjoy significant support from allies in the West and among several oil-rich Gulf Arab states.

  31. The US must end its illegal war in Libya now
    President Obama has ripped up the US constitution for Nato’s ill-considered Libyan adventure.
    Congress must restore sense

    Dennis Kucinich
    Dennis Kucinich guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 6 July 2011 14.00 BST Article history
    France has confirmed it has been arming Libyan rebels, in contravention of a UN arms embargo. Photograph: Ricardo Garcia Vilanova/AFP/Getty Images
    This week, I am sponsoring legislation in the United States Congress that will end US military involvement in Libya for the following reasons:

    First, the war is illegal under the United States constitution and our War Powers Act, because only the US Congress has the authority to declare war and the president has been unable to show that the US faced an imminent threat from Libya. The president even ignored his top legal advisers at the Pentagon and the department of justice who insisted he needed congressional approval before bombing Libya.

    Second, the war has reached a stalemate and is unwinnable without the deployment of Nato ground troops, effectively an invasion of Libya. The whole operation was terribly ill-considered from the beginning. While Nato supports the Benghazi-based opposition (situated in the oil-rich north-east), there is little evidence that the opposition has support of the majority of Libyans. The leading opposition group, the National Front for the Salvation of Libya (which had reportedly been backed by the CIA in the 1980s), should never have launched an armed civil war against the government if they had no chance absent a massive Nato air campaign and the introduction of Nato troops. Their reckless actions, encouraged by western political, military and intelligence interests, created the humanitarian crisis that was then used to justify the Nato war campaign.

    Third, the United States cannot afford it. The US cost of the mission is projected to soon reach more than $1bn, and we are already engaged in massive cutbacks of civil services for our own people.

    It is not surprising that a majority of Republicans, Democrats and independents alike think the US should not be involved in Libya.

    This war is misguided. An invasion would be a disaster. Nato already is out of control, using a UN mandate allowing for protection of civilians as the flimsy pretext for an unauthorised mission of regime change through massive violence. In a just world, the Nato commander would be held responsible for any violations of international law. As a means of continuing the civil war, Nato member France and coalition ally Qatar have both admitted shipping weapons to Libya, in open violation of the United Nations arms embargo.

    In the end, the biggest casualty of this game of nations will be the legitimacy of the UN, its resolutions and mandates, and international rule of law. This condition must be reversed. The ban on arms supplies to Libya must be enforced, not subverted by Nato countries. The US must cease its illegal and counterproductive support for a military resolution now.

    The US Congress must act to cut off funds for the war because there is no military solution in Libya. Serious negotiations for a political solution must begin to end the violence and create an environment for peace negotiations to fulfil the legitimate, democratic aspirations of the people. A political solution will become viable when the opposition understands that regime change is the privilege of the Libyan people, not of Nato.

    • CARICOM Summit Condemns NATO Neo-Colonial Aggression Against Libya
      Posted: 2011/07/07
      From: Mathaba

      Caribbean nations call for an immediate halt to the aggression against Libya
      CARICOM

      (mathaba) — The heads of state and governments of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) condemned the NATO white racist aggression against Libya and called for an immediate halt to this aggression.

      In their second summit which was held in St Kitts from 1-4 July, the important grouping of Caribbean governments voiced their support of the African Union initiative, and expressed their rejection of the violation by NATO of UN Security Council resolution by targeting civilians and residential areas.

      The Chairman of the organisation, the Prime Minister of St Kitts said the group understood the roots of the plot being hatched against Libya because of its pro-Africa policies and its oil potential.

      He renewed his country’s support and solidarity with the Libyan people in the face of this aggression, and also his support of the African Union initiative.

      The Prime Minister of the Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, voiced his condemnation of the NATO aggression against Free Libya and expressed the full solidarity of the people of Dominica with the Libyan people and their Leader Muammar Gaddafi.

      “We are ready to offer all assistance which you need to support the Libyan people… and I myself am proud of the relationship I have with the Leader Muammar Gaddafi, he said. He also expressed his support to the African initiative.

  32. Libya: The questions and answers: Gaddafi 2 Jalil 0
    Posted: 2011/07/07
    From: Mathaba

    by zhurnalist

    Due to the overwhelming quantity of western lies, mistruths, half-truths, manipulation of facts and propaganda, it would be useful if someone, somewhere, presented the issues and gave both sides of the coin for the readers themselves to come to their own conclusions. Following is the continuation of the Great Debate on Libya.* (See arguments and links).

    Is it strange that there were “Revolutions” in Tunisia and Egypt, on Libya’s frontiers, before the Libyan “Revolution” took place?

    Sometimes it is not a question of the cause, but a rapid reaction, taking advantage of a situation, which can make it appear like the “uprisings” in Tunisia and Egypt were stage-managed to secure the Libyan frontiers. There is no doubt that there have been issues among the young population across the region, mainly due to feeling there were no jobs available, feeling a corrupt ruling elite held the population down and feeling the effect of rising food prices. In Somalia for instance they have risen 270% in a year.

    So the situation in Libya is exactly the same as that in other countries in the region?

    Well, no, in fact, as anyone who has actually been to Libya and who has close contacts in the country will be able to confirm very easily. Colonel Gaddafy set up the Jamahiriya decades ago, passing the power to the People’s Committees, which Jamahiriya means. The Communities governed themselves. His government provides full employment, guaranteed free housing, education and healthcare. If anything, Libyans might complain that they do not have enough to do. Some people say they have become lazy because the State provides too much.

    Colonel Gaddafy also saw more recently that corruption meant that the oil wealth was not reaching the people as it should and started to pass it directly to the Committees.

    What about Gaddafy’s billions held in foreign banks? That wasn’t reaching the Committees was it?

    That is a claim made out of sheer pig-headed ignorance. The “billions” were not for Colonel Gaddafi at all, they were earmarked for development projects in the African Union. For example, the satellite system he financed bringing e-learning and telemedicine to all citizens across the continent, whereas before, Africans were saddled with a 500-million USD annual payment to use western satellites.

    So why do they say this is an uprising against an unpopular government? otherwise why would Gaddafi have been slaughtering civilians?

    Look at where it started, not in the capital city like any other Revolution, but in the endemically separatist Benghazi, home to Islamist fanatics who fought NATO in Iraq and Afghanistan. Google up Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, their leader. What an unsavoury character.

    And notice how those new flags in pristine condition suddenly flooded Benghazi. Where were they printed (the ones in use at the time of the monarchy, which Colonel Gaddafy overthrew in a bloodless coup – bloodless, notice, very unusual for the region – before he inherited the poorest in the world and made it the richest in Africa)?

    It is a regional uprising, orchestrated from abroad and based upon tribal differences in Benghazi, Misrata and other limited areas. The vast majority of Libyan tribes support al-Qathafi, they have no reason not to. Remove Al-Qathafi at this moment in time and the country implodes into a tribal civil war of disastrous proportions unseen in recent history.

    And as for slaughtering civilians, the Government has denied this time and time again, from the beginning, when it called in international observers to witness the fact they are not civilians, but heavily-armed terrorists. What is a government supposed to do when thousands of Islamist fanatics with machine-guns run amok torching buildings and massacring people on the streets?

    Look at the photographic evidence and ask yourself, are these civilians?

    Why is the West involved, then? Isn’t it protecting innocent civilians against the Government forces.

    That is as simplistic as it is dangerously naïve. The West in general, and NATO in particular, never get themselves involved if there is not an ulterior motive. Did they intervene in Bahrain or Yemen, where the Government response was equal? No. And in Syria? No. Why in Libya? Well, the Presidents of Yemen and Bahrain are western allies so basically they can do what they like. Libya has prime quality crude oil and enormous freshwater resources.

    Colonel Gaddafi has also cheesed off a lot of people in the energy, arms and banking lobbies, the three most powerful groups on our planet, in creating the African Union and in making sure Africa for once stood up for itself. He himself financed a lot of the freedom movements and he helped the ANC fight apartheid. He is genuinely popular across Africa due to his humanitarian projects.

    It is just possible that Cameron and Hague, two very green and naïve politicians in the UK, thought they were doing the right thing and that “the regime will be toppled in weeks”. Then they said “It is not about removing Gaddafi” and then when they saw the huge mistake they had made, they became entrenched in their arrogance. Those advising them though knew what they were doing, as did Sarkozy and the USA. It’s about grabbing resources and destroying the African Union. Africa cannot speak with one voice and create its own institutions, where then would the western lobbies be about to siphon off resources for free (did you know they take 90% of what they exploit?)

    Are not the rebels: The population of Libya rising up against a dictator ?

    Utter nonsense. Look at the demonstrations of love for Gaddafi practically everywhere except Misrata, Zintan and Benghazi, all for tribal reasons. The rebels are a mix of racists (they started their rebellion by massacring Negroes) and criminals, with a few well-meaning “reformers” positioned in more visible positions. We have mentioned the al-Qaeda-linked al-Hasidi.

    The Transitional National Council (TNC) is in favour of imposing Sharia Law, is composed of Islamist fanatics, monarchists and defectors from the Gaddafi Government. One of these is the TNC Chairman Mustafa Abdul Jalil, the former Justice Minister who not once, but twice, confirmed the death penalty against five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor for their part in infecting children with HIV-contaminated blood. Gaddafi freed them.

    Gaddafi 2 Jalil 0.

    In fact only 13 of the 31 leaders of this “movement” have been named. Why? Because the others have highly dubious records, some of them having fought for al-Qaeda. This French report on the rebels is interesting:

    http://www.cf2r.org/images/stories/news/201106/rapport-libye.pdf

    Article 1 on the TNC Charter establishes Sharia Law as the legal system in Libya and it exposes the movement as including al-Qaeda elements. It also produces evidence of NATO war crimes, apart from murdering three grandchildren of Colonel Gaddafi and his son, a hospital was hit in Mizda, and civilian targets were strafed in Misrata and Ziaouia.

    Concluding remarks: Well, given Gaddafi’s humanitarian record, you have failed to convince me:

    Colonel Gaddafi has long been outspoken against a lot of people and a lot of wrongs. He has always been an opponent of radical Islam, he has humiliated in public Moslem elders by exposing their positions, by speaking out against the killing of homosexuals for being gay, against the veil, against the stoning of women.

    He was the first international leader to issue an arrest warrant against bin Laden and al-Qaeda, he has genuinely helped millions of people, lifting them out of poverty and implementing humanitarian programmes across Africa. For his humanitarian record (see below) he was to receive a UN award in March.

    Now don’t tell me all that research was based upon conjecture and that suddenly he has become a despot, in two months, after a 42-year record as Brother Leader?

    So what can we do?

    A lot. Ask your local MP or Congressman/woman where they stand on Libya and ask them if they agree to spending hundreds of millions of dollars strafing hospitals and schools and murdering children, ask them if they knew what was the callous response of Cameron and Hague and Sarkozy and Obama to the murder of the grandchildren of Colonel Gaddafi. No seriously. Find out what they said. It is amazing, but not funny. These, ladies and gentlemen are not nice people.

    And then ask them if they want to be part of the nations which perpetrated this sickening act of murder, supporting Islamist terrorists?

    #
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

  33. SARKOZY IS EVIL INCARNATE!
    nullSARKOZY & OBAMA
    Libye : Sarkozy prépare une invasion au sol d’ici deux semaines
    http://www.lalumieredesracailles.net/
    L’information vient du site israélien DebkaFile, un site réputé pour ses liens avec le MOSSAD et la manière dont ses annonces se sont réalisées par le passé. En particulier il avait prévu l’attaque du world trade center dès l’année 2000.

    Dans un article daté du 2 juillet http://www.debka.com/article/21082/, DebkaFile nous informe que les troupes française et anglaises devraient débarquer en Libye dans les deux prochaines semaines, suivies ensuite par les troupes américaines.

    Cette hypothèse est aussi confirmée du coté russe http://www.infowars.com/russian-envoy-nato-preparing-libyan-ground-invasion/ .

    Ce “coup de grâce” fait l’objet de toutes les conversation actuellement dans les couloirs du pouvoir et les plus hautes sphère militaires à Londres, Paris, Bruxelles, Oslo, La Hague et Rome.

    La décision récente de Sarkozy de parachuter des armes aux rebelles constituerait la première étape de l’invasion.

    Du coté US, la 1ère division de cavalerie (armes lourdes) et le IIIème Corps étaient initialement planifiés pour être déployés fin octobre sur le sol libyen http://www.infowars.com/u-s-invasion-of-libya-set-for-october/ , leur déploiement pourrait être anticipé pour venir soutenir les troupes françaises et anglaises et préparer une occupation de la Libye de plus longue durée.

    Si cette information se confirmait dans les faits, elle marquerait une nouvelle coupure du monde en deux blocs : les états Unis et ses affiliés de l’OTAN d’un coté, la Shangai Coopération Organisation http://www.sectsco.org/EN/ (Chine, Russie, Inde, iran, Pakistan) de l’autre. voir http://www.lalumieredesracailles.net/?p=339

    Cette nouvelle guerre froide, dont l’enjeu essentiel est la maitrise des ressources naturelles de l’Asie Centrale et de l’Afrique, se matérialise déjà par le blocage total du Conseil de Sécurité de l’ONU incapable de se positionner sur le Yemen puis sur la Syrie.

    De son coté, Kadhafi a menacé de terreur les pays de l’OTAN participants aux opérations militaire. Dans les années 70-80, le pouvoir Libyen a soutenu et entrainé divers groupes terroristes dont certains constitueraient encore des cellules dormantes, sans que l’on sache encore si elles seront réactivées en prévision ou en représailles de l’invasion. http://feb17.info/news/italy-busts-gaddafi-terror-network/ http://www.thefreelibrary.com/MI5+warns+pro-Gaddafi+cells+could+blitz+Britain.-a0252243666

    Pour ce qui concerne la France, cela ne fera qu’ajouter un élément de plus au bilan catastrophique de la présidence Sarkozy :

    – Perte de l’autonomie et de la parole singulière de la France, reléguée maintenant au rôle du simple vassal des Etats-Unis
    – Rupture totale avec l’Afrique, notamment avec les jeunes et les futures élites.
    – Désagrégation de la francophonie dues à la perte d’influence de la France en Afrique et en Asie.

    Homme de tous les records, en particulier des pires, Nicolas Sarkozy a réussit le tour de force de dilapider le capital international acquis par la France depuis le siècle des lumières en seulement un quinquenat.

    Le pire reste-t-il à venir ?

    Article paru sur “La lumière des racailles dans la nuit des karchers” http://www.lalumieredesracailles.net

    Fabrice Collette @ July 7, 2011

    • After three and a half terror bombing months and counting, destroying Libya for wealth and power continues, each imperial nation playing its part in this sinister dirty game, masquerading as liberation.
      http://networkedblogs.com/k8tch

      by Stephen Lendman

      France finally admitted what’s already known, that it’s been supplying mercenary cut-throats with automatic weapons, rocket launchers, assault rifles, anti-tank missiles, and who knows what else. So have Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, perhaps other US imperial allies, and the Pentagon itself. In mid-April, The New York Times said Benghazi-based rebels got weapons from abroad without naming names.

      For months, US and UK special forces provided training, The Times saying “professional training centers” were used to do it. In fact, recruiting, funding, and arming rebels began well before bombing began. America’s war was planned many months, perhaps years earlier. Obama picked his moment to launch it.

      Even the International Criminal Court (ICC) is complicit, functioning as an imperial tool, not a legitimate tribunal. Its chief prosecutor Jose Luis Moren-Ocampo, in fact, targets victims, not criminal Washington, London and Paris conspirators, attacking a nonbelligerent country. It’s been standard US practice since WW II.

      In May, Ocampo sought arrest warrants for Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam, and brother-in-law intelligence chief, Abdullah Al-Sanousi, on “charges of orchestrating systematic attacks against civilians (amounting) to crimes against humanity,” with no evidence whatever to prove it.

      Then end of June he issued arrest warrants against all three on alleged crimes against humanity, saying reasonable grounds exist to believe they’re “criminally responsible as indirect perpetrators of civilian killings and repression” – again with no corroborating evidence or authority. Libya, in fact, isn’t an ICC member, nor are America, China, Russia and India, some nations, openly critical of how it operates with good reason.

      On June 28 in Tripoli, Franklin Lamb reported about Libyan Ministry of Health (MOH) “Current Statistics of Civilian Victims of NATO Bombardments on Libya (3/19/11 – 6/27/11” he obtained. Libya’s Red Crescent Society, neighborhood civil defense workers, and Tripoli’s Nassar University researchers confirmed them.

      They include:

      — 6,121 killed or injured;

      — among them were 3,093 men injured, another 668 killed; 1,318 women injured, another 260 killed; and 641 children injured, another 141 killed; and

      — among those seriously hurt, 655 are still hospitalized, another 4,397 released for outpatient care.

      Except for one major incident killing 15 men, women and children, NATO claims only military targets are struck, even though many are schools, a university, commercial sites, hospitals, ports, airports, and residential neighborhoods unrelated to military necessity.

      On July 1, up to two million pro-Gaddafi Tripoli residents massed in Green Square to hear him speak by telephone. Western media, including The New York Times, called it “defiant,” threatening to attack Europe if NATO bombing didn’t stop.

      The Times misquoted him, claiming he said he’d take the battle “to Europe, target your homes, offices, families, which have become legitimate military targets, like you have targeted our homes.”

      In fact, writer Kareen Fahim lied as part of a systematic anti-Gaddafi propaganda campaign. Al-Jazeera was just as duplicitous, repeating the above fabrications instead of reporting what he said.

      In part, he challenged “Sarkozy, Cameron and Obama to switch on their TVs and watch the crowds, (so) they will find out that they are delusional because they entered a war which they (can) never win.”

      He didn’t threaten to retaliate but said “we can (because) Europe is not far away, but (he added) lets not do this and watch the crowds, kids and women. They are not here because I ordered them to (come. It’s their) free will. In this war you are not facing me, you are facing these crowds. I am nothing. If you want peace with Libyans, it is up to the crowds. If you want anything, negotiate with (them).”

      “The regime is not a Gaddafi regime. It is a Libyan (one). Is it a democracy to bomb the civilians? We don’t want a democracy which comes with bombs.”

      “The socialist Jamahyria will win, the real democracy which serves the people….The Libyans said their words. They marched. Their tribes made it clear that the future is for Libyans. The oil is for Libya. Libya is ours. You are delusional, a group of traitors convinced (that) Libya is easy to get….You Libyan people are the only one(s) who can finish this war with a victory.”

      “If they want to negotiate we welcome that. Otherwise we are continuing and they are definitely losing no matter how many weapons they drop (to) rebels. We will not betray our history nor our children and their future. The glory is for you brave Libyans. The struggle will continue.”

      Growing numbers of Libyans support him the longer NATO terror bombings continue, mostly killing civilian men, women and children, NATO and major media denials notwithstanding.

      Months into Obama’s war, Der Spiegel’s June 28 Matthias Gebauer article headlined, “Berlin Willing to Supply Weapons for Libya war because munitions running out,” saying:

      Germany offered to help “despite its fundamental opposition to the war. (Its) defense minister (Thomas de Maiziere) has already approved (the) request” to supply bomb components, missiles, sensitive guidance technology, and more on request, making Germany openly complicit in terror bombing crimes.

      Britain said it can’t continue its campaign much longer without help, facing shortages of air-to-ground missiles and perhaps other weapons and/or munitions. Back home, however, it’s not short of ways to force feed austerity on millions of Brits to wage global terror wars for power, privilege and plunder.

      Merkel’s government wants its share. Germany’s Federal Security Council approval isn’t needed for her to act. However, the Bundestag (its parliament) wasn’t told about weapon shipments. Although Germany isn’t directly engaged in combat, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle “promised the rebels massive civilian aid after the possible toppling of Gaddafi’s regime.” Berlin also offered to help train post-Gaddafi era security forces. Clearly, Germany is complicit up to its ears in NATO terror. Direct or indirect hardly matters.

      Like all US wars, Orwellian doublespeak defines the campaign, including “humanitarian intervention,” liberation, “Operation Unified Protector,” and NATO’s “Partnership for Peace” program to create trust among non-member states.

      NATO, of course, is code language for the Pentagon. Trusting it is like befriending a rattlesnake or shark, concerned only with devouring their next meal. NATO does it globally from 30,000 feet and ancillary tentacles everywhere, reigning “liberal interventionism” death and destruction to “protect civilians” by murdering them.

      Through July 1, NATO’s Allied Command Operations site (http://www.aco.nato.int/page424201235.aspx) mentions 13,460 sorties since March, including 5,047 “strike” ones “to protect civilians and civilian-population areas under attack or threat of attack” by “shock and awe” killing and destruction.

      What do you call a war not called war? In mid-June, Obama did in 38 doublespeak pages sent Congress, using duplicitous reasoning to do what he damn pleases, law or no law, and whether or not congressional and/or popular approval backs him.

      Russia’s NATO representative Dmitry Rogozin believes “we are witnessing the preparation stage of a ground operation which NATO, or at least some of its members (are) preparing to begin.”

      In fact, plans have been in place for months, involving US (and very likely) other NATO forces, though whether or not it will be implemented isn’t known. On June 15, Infowar contributor Aaron Dykes claimed that:

      “alarming reports from within the ranks of military stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas (confirm) plans to initiate a full-scale US-led ground invasion in Libya and deploy troops by October.”

      Ahead of it he said additional Special Forces are coming in advance this month. Overall, about 30,000 troops are involved, suggesting a major operation if true.

      He also said “numerous calls and e-mails from other military personnel” confirm it, perhaps with a large contingent by September. “Among these supporting sources is a British SAS (special forces) officer confirming that US Army Rangers are already in Libya.”

      Moreover, someone in USCENTCOM called “Specialist H….revealed that there have already been American casualties inside Libya. He confirmed that at least 2 soldiers and 3 civilians have died from combat bullet wounds” – what Obama, the Pentagon or America’s media won’t admit or discuss.

      In fact, Obama assured Congress and the public that no US forces will be deployed. He lied. Special Forces and perhaps others have been there for months, providing training, support, and perhaps actual combat against Gaddafi.

      It’s another reason why he should be impeached, removed, and tried for crimes of war and against humanity, as if more are needed with a litany already known.

      Stay tuned. America’s Libya war and five others show no signs of ending. In fact, they’re intensifying. Obama, the peace candidate, is even more belligerent than his predecessor.

      Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

      Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening. #
      http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

  34. Home Last Updated: Fri Jul 08, 2011 22:39 pm (KSA) 19:39 pm (GMT) Qaddafi says regime will not fall, warns NATO to stop attacking his soldiers
    Friday, 08 July 2011


    Libya’s embattled leader Muammar Qaddafi said that his forces will defeat NATO. (File Photo)
    By AFP
    Tripoli
    Embattled Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi said in an audio message relayed to supporters on Friday that his regime will not fall and told NATO to stop attacking his troops.

    “The regime in Libya will not fall — it is based on the people, not on Qaddafi. NATO is wrong if it thinks it can topple the regime of this country,” he said in the message to thousands of supporters in Sabha, some 750 kilometers (450 miles) south of Tripoli.

    “This gathering of more than a million people is a new message to Europe, to the crusaders and colonialists: the regime does not belong to Qaddafi, it is the people’s regime and the people will not give up an inch of its land or bow down to invaders,” he said.

    “Our only choice is resistance: we are on home ground and are not afraid of your war machine,” a defiant Mr. Qaddafi told his supporters in Sabha, the desert stronghold of his clan, addressing NATO directly.

    He added that the NATO-led air strikes on his forces must cease, and Libyans should be left “all alone” to solve their own problems.

    Mr. Qaddafi vowed that his forces will defeat NATO and called on European leaders to talk to his people “and heads of tribes” to find a solution to the protracted crisis, saying he was ready to help.

    “The people are masters of their own destiny. Discuss with them a solution to the crisis and I will help you,” he said.

  35. Berlusconi claims he was blackmailed by NATO into going against his “friend” al-Gadhafi, or they were going to get him on a a sexual scandel. He is withdrawing the permission he gave NATO to have a headquarters on Peruscaglia. “I was against this measure (to bomb Libya),” Berlusconi said. “I had my hands tied by the vote of the parliament of my country. But I was against and I am against this intervention which will end in a way that no-one knows.” The operational commands are being carried out by a Canadian war criminal from NATO’s Italy headquarters….and Belusconi claims he has been trying to push him out.

    [img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com​/3197/2816247331_50df60baa2.jp​g[/img]

    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Thursday he was against NATO intervention in Libya but had to go along with it, an admission that he had been pressured because of closet skeletons regarding corruption and sexual improprieties, exposing the fragility of the alliance trying to murder Muammar Qaddafi.

    Muammar Qaddafi, leader of the International Green March of the Worldwide Revolutionary Committees Movement, who holds no government decision-making position within Libya, resigned from government after handing power to the people on March 2nd, 1977 after less than 8 years in power, having seized it from a corrupt Italian-installed king on 1st September 1969.

    In recent years, Muammar, whose supporters say he can never be killed as he resides within the hearts of countless millions of downtrodden in the world, was also crowned King of Kings of Africa by hundreds of traditional leaders, because of his service to Africa where he successfully campaigned for the creation of a Great African Union as a step toward the United States of Africa.

    The current war in Libya was hatched by an outside conspiracy hatched between England and France, in a decision taken to murder the revolutionary leader due to his speech given at the United Nations in New York on 23rd September 2009, in which he called for the UN to be democratized and moved to another location, as well as for the so-called Security Council to be abolished.

    Islamist Al-Qaida extremists, released from prisons by Seif-al-Islam al-Qaddafi over the heads of the People’s Committees, joined with officials that had been also been appointed by Seif-al-Islam bypassing the Basic People’s Conferences, including the Justice Minister who was subsequently placed under investigation for corruption, and other Libyans who had wrongfully been restored Libyan citizenship by the intervention of British-educated Seif, and who had recently returned from the United States and Britain, took control of Libya’s second largest city, Benghazi, with the coordination of French and British intelligence.

    During the past decade the Libyan revolutionary leader of the world wide international green march had been restricted by imperialist double-agents surrounding him, including Musa Kusa and Nouri ElMesmari, who also joined the conspiracy at the outset of the war on Libya, according to Mathaba sources who spoke to the Leader.

    The Leader had requested the Pakistani revolutionary committee during a visit in recent years, while his minders were at a distance out of ear-shot, to “tell the world that I have not changed, I am still a revolutionary, but I am imprisoned.”

    Speculation is rife among the historic and pure international revolutionary movement of Muammar Qaddafi that his son Seif-al-Islam was among those who were part of an agreement to restrict his freedom. Seif-al-Islam had befriended the global elite and is being accused of reactionism by the revolutionary movement of Muammar Qaddafi.

    NATO war-planes have been bombing Libya under the pretence of a U.N. mandate to “protect civilians”, but the alliance is under mounting strain because of the cost of the operation and the failure, after more than three months, to produce a decisive outcome.

    NATO has succeeded, in fulfilment of George Orwell’s “War is Peace, Ignorance is Strength, Slavery is Freedom” futuristic New World Order prediction, to murder Libyan babies, including 3 from the Qaddafi family, and tens of thousands of Libyan defence forces and civilians.

    The organisation, dubbed the Narcissistic Arrogant Terrorist Organization, which is the collection of white European and North American military forces, is being led by the former colonialist nations which once again are bankrupt after depleting the resources stolen from Africa which had artificially boosted the capitalist economy for the past century.

    Already the bankrupt NATO countries have stolen more than $100,000 million ($100 billion) from Libya and plan to steal 144 tons of gold for which mercenaries and spies masked as journalists, humanitarians and experts, have been dispatched.

    As a result of the blatant false pretences of destroying all Libyan infrastructure, including by the use of depleted Uranium and the planned of use of nuclear weapons, in order to “protect civilians from Qaddafi”, 1.7 million Libyans — around one third of the entire population — came out in the world’s largest ever march on July 1st, shouting slogans against NATO and in support of Muammar Qaddafi.

    Because NATO has continued to bomb Africa’s most wealthy and strongest defence, with its longest coastline on the North of Africa, people around the world are now planning a “Ten Million Man Woman And Child International Green March”, to show support for the man who gave freedom and dignity to a nation and an entire continent, where his name is known by every child in the remotest of African villages.

    “I was against this measure (to bomb Libya),” Berlusconi said. “I had my hands tied by the vote of the parliament of my country. But I was against and I am against this intervention which will end in a way that no-one knows.”

    However, observers note that Berlusconi only made this pronouncement after 111 days of non-stop bombing failed to kill Muammar Qaddafi, who refused to leave Tripoli, in spite of several direct hits on his humble abode. They note that Italy now realizes it will have to pay tons of gold for any future oil supplies from Libya, upon which it depends, because Libyans are now solidly united behind their Leader.

    Many of the alliance bombing missions over Libya take off from military airbases in Italy as it is the closest point of NATO to Libya, and the operational command is being carried out by a Canadian war criminal from NATO’s Italy headquarters.

    There was no suggestion following Berlusconi’s comments that Rome would withdraw the use of the bases in spite of mounting calls to do so. But Defence Minister Ignazio La Russa said that the cost to Italy of the Libya operation would fall from 142 million euros in the first half of the year to less than 60 million euros in the second half as part of general defence spending cuts.

    He said after a cabinet meeting on Thursday the aircraft carrier Garibaldi with three aircraft on board had been withdrawn, and their tasks would be taken on by land-based aircraft. in oil and gas projects.

    Meanwhile, the U.S.-subservient South Korea Moon Sectarian U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had the gall to “urge Gaddafi — who has dismissed rebels trying to end his four-decade rule as criminals and vermin — to listen to the will of the people.”

    Which part of the “Two Million Man Woman And Child Green March” does Ban Ki-Moon fail to understand?

    “We are far from reaching an agreement to reach an end to the conflict but the negotiating process is ongoing,” the U.N. Secretary General told reporters in Geneva. “He (Gaddafi) has to listen much more attentively and seriously what would be the best for the future of the Libyan people.”

    Future World People’s Conferences on Crimes Against Humanity are likely to set up a World People’s Tribunal to try the South Korean for his failure to carry out his duty for peace as head of an organisation that claims within its charter to conduct that role, because he refused to send fact-finding missions to Libya and conduct a proper research of the false allegations of the white colonial powers.

    Further, the United Nations has prevented the African Union Peace & Security Council from performing its mandated role, and has ignored all calls from Muammar Qaddafi for a cease-fire and end to the bombing of Libyans by NATO.

    The terrorists trying to advance towards the capital, Tripoli, launched offensives on two fronts on Wednesday and made “significant gains” according to foreign media that have been pushing this same line since the outset of the war, now couched by the added phrase “but analysts said the advances were not yet enough to shift the military balance against Qaddafi.”

    In the Western Mountains Southwest of Tripoli, the same NATO media that failed to report the largest march in history on Friday 1st July, reporting from the comfort of their Rixos Hotel claim that “fighters pushed pro-Gaddafi forces out of the village of Al-Qawalish, clearing the way for them to try to seize control of the main highway heading north to the capital.”

    Anti-Gaddafi terrorists received a “fresh diplomatic boost” when China sent a senior diplomat to meet the rebel leadership in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.

    The visit by Chen Xiaodong, China’s foreign ministry chief for North African affairs, was the second official meeting between China and Libyan opposition leaders in less than a month.

    “China believes that the present situation cannot go on and a political resolution to find a way out of the Libyan crisis must be found as soon as possible,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular news briefing in Beijing.

    There were reports this week that Gaddafi — under pressure from the five-month-old uprising against his rule, sanctions and the NATO bombing campaign — was seeking a deal under which he would step down.

    His government has denied any such negotiations are under way, and NATO’s chief, another individual facing the upcoming war crimes tribunal said he had no confirmation that Gaddafi was looking for a deal to relinquish power.

    Libya experts point out that this is something rather hard to do since he gave up all governing powers in 1977, and gave instructions to the international revolutionary committees movement that contain the green print for democracy.

    A Libyan official told Reuters on Wednesday there were signs a solution to the conflict could be found by early August, when the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins. However, he did not say what that solution might involve.

    In response to the almost 2 million historic largest march in history which took place in Tripoli on Friday 1st, a few hundred mostly foreign Tunisians and Egyptians took to the streets in Benghazi and Misrata on Wednesday night, in a protest against Gaddafi, waving U.S., European, Islamist and monarchist flags and calling for the end to the life of Muammar Qaddafi.
    — Mathaba and Agencies #
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

  36. Ajoutée par americaisbacktrump le 29 juin 2011

    On the frontlines in the battle against the New World Order Libya has won because her people are united as one. Because she is fighting not only for her own own nationalism, sovereigity and freedom but the freedom of all the worlds people from a New World Order and a One World Government. Address to the Libyan people: “The Green Meeting.” 28 june 2011.

  37. Christella Bernardene Krebs In the article, it says that Gadhafi rules from his “PALACE” !! ???? What “palace”? He never had one; and he holds no position of power since 1977 ! He no longer even has a house, as it was destroyed in NATO bombings; and he uses a make-shift Tent, as his regular one was burned-up in the bombardments. Gadhafi was asking from DAY 1, to have dialogue and talks. This is not a “new position” on the part of the Libyan government…And, at least the French are admitting that they made-up (with Queen Hillary) the TNC: That it would not have even existed if it were not for the French and Bernard Levy!

    Libya: Nato ‘will stop as soon as Gaddafi loyalists and rebels begin direct negotiations’
    Nato will stop their bombardment of Libya as soon as Gaddafi loyalists and rebels sit round a table and begin direct negotiations, according to the French defence minister.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8629326/Libya-Nato-will-stop-as-soon-as-Gaddafi-loyalists-and-rebels-begin-direct-negotiations.html
    By TELEGRAPH Foreign Staff
    12:18AM BST 11 Jul 2011
    Gerard Longuet also said that Nato would stop their bombardment as soon as the Libyans speak to each to other.

    His comments appeared to be a significant shift on France’s position the Libyan uprising, although Paris said its objective was still that Col Muammar Gaddafi must eventually “give up power.” [BUT HE HAS NONE!]

    France has spearheaded the Nato-led air campaign in Libya with Britain under a United Nations mandate to protect civilians, and was the first to launch air strikes against troops loyal to Gaddafi in March.

    After more than three months of bombing, international leaders are stuck over how to end the war, where rebels hold large parts of eastern Libya and have loosened a siege of the city of Misurata, but are unable to make decisive inroads towards the capital Tripoli despite Nato strikes on Gaddafi’s forces.

    We have … have asked them to speak to each other,” Mr Longuet, whose government has until now been among the most aggressive on Libya, said on French television.

    “The position of the TNC (rebel Transitional National Council) is very far from other positions. Now, there will be a need to sit around a table,” he said.”

    The rebels have repeatedly demanded that the Libyan leader “step down before any negotiations can begin” for a political transition, something his entourage has repeatedly dismissed. [STEP-DOWN FROM WHAT???]

    Mr Longuet added: “We (NATO) will stop the bombardment as soon as Libyans speak to each other and the military from both sides go back to their barracks.

    “They can now speak to each other because we are showing them that there is no solution with force.”

    Discussions between both sides have been going on behind the scenes for weeks, but Gaddafi’s future has been a major stumbling block. The rebels have so far refused to hold talks “as long as Gaddafi is still in power”, a stance which before now none of NATO’S major powers has publicly challenged.

    Mr Longuet also appeared to leave the door open for Gaddafi to remain in Libya.

    When asked whether it was possible to hold talks “if Gaddafi had not stepped down” [IN, STEP-DOWN FROM WHAT???]
    he said: “He will be in another room in his palace, with another title.” [PALACE???, he us only “brother-leader of the JAMAHIRIYA]

    Alain Juppe, the French foreign minister, said no talks could really begin until there was a credible ceasefire “under UN control”.

    In response to Mr Longuet’s comments, “the US State Department reiterated that Gaddafi must go”. “The Foreign Office supports this stance.”

    Saif Gaddafi, the colonel’s most prominent son, claimed that his father’s administration was in talks with the French government, rather than the rebels.

    In an interview with El Khabar, an Algerian newspaper, he said: “Our envoy to (Nicolas) Sarkozy said that the French president was very clear and told him ‘We created the (rebel) council, and without our support, and money, and our weapons, the council would have never existed’.”

  38. Thanks , I’ve just been looking for information about this subject for a long time and yours is the best I have came upon so far. But, what in regards to the bottom line? Are you sure in regards to the source?

    • What line are you referring to? You give me no hint as to what the “subject” is you are commenting on. All sources are with the articles I have posted. Unless it is something that “I” have actually said, and not a reprint of an article, I cannot comment on its authenticity. ..Check out the source, then get back to me with your comment.

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