SELECTION from “Vision” of Mummar Gadhafi

44 NATIONS attack Mu’ammar al-Qathafi  

 

 

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كلمة القذافي 17 مارس – 12 ربيع ثاني الجزء الأول , وفيها تهديد شديد للأهل بنغازي , ونسأل الله أن تكون هذه آخر كلمة لهذا الطاغية ,, اللهم آمين

كلمة القذافي 17 مارس – 12 ربيع ثاني الجزء الأول , وفيها تهديد شديد للأهل بنغازي , ونسأل الله أن تكون هذه آخر كلمة لهذا الطاغية ,, اللهم آمين
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Vision [Relié]
 
Muammar Al Gaddafi (Auteur), Hans Schmid (Traduction)

Comments on Muammar Qaddafi by a Mathaba Committee in USA

Posted: 2011/07/19
From: Mathabahttp://networkedblogs.com/kACcx

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Message from an Information Warrior, Truth Defender, Angel Supporter and Conscience Caller from the belly of the beast
Greetings to all,
Get out your handkerchiefs, some of ya’ll:
The Libyan people–the girls, boys, men, women and the tribes–are very politically astute.  Remember: The literacy rate in Libya is 90%.  They are absolutely clear about their history, and the significance of “The Revolution,” that is, the revolution brought by Gaddafi, who is still referred to as, “Leader of The Revolution” by the Libyan people.
They are not un-educated, un-refined tribal people who can be easily manipulated against each other from outside.  This is the mistake that the France, Britain, and the U.S. either did not know, or they did know and simply didn’t care, choosing to see if they could simply bludgeon the people into submission.
They know that one-million of their people were killed by the Italians.  And that fact is in their blood.  It is in no way possible that they will give in to force, because, in their minds, that would be a betrayal of those Libyans who lost their lives to the Italians, as well as a betrayal to the man who brought them a progressive society, Muahmmar Gaddafi.
I’ve been trying to decide which of the two demon-inspired vicious wars have been worse, Vietnam or this Libyan war.  Vietnam still comes out “on top” in the category of horrifying, genocidal oppression–a “distinction,” of course, we all hope that no country, in the future, will have the misfortune of having.
A word on the traitors: It is pure fact that, had the traitors [called “rebels”] not eagerly conspired with NATO, there would be no war at this moment.  I’ve sent enough material to you for you to know what this is about: money and power.  Part of the problem, as I have learned by working with people in the Jamahiriya and the mathaba that are very close to Gaddafi, is that he is too trusting.
They love him, but are frustrated that he has this habit of trusting.  Everyone in Libya very well knew that Bengazi was the center of trouble for Libya.  But the most that Gaddafi did was keep an eye on them.  In fact, this is another proof that he has not been some “brutal dictator,” otherwise he would have emptied Bengazi of those Al-Qaeda and jihadist elements that he knew were there.
Years ago, the U.S. normalized relations with him and began calling him a “friend” of the U.S.  Well, we all know what THAT means!  It means nothing.  You’re a friend to the U.S. for as long as you appear to be of some use.  When he agreed to normalize relations, he also agreed to cease certain military development.
He was warned directly by Minister Louis Farakhan, and I remember when that happened, because I was sitting at The Final Call building when Minister Farakhan returned from Libya after having sat with Gaddafi to warn him of what was in store for him in the future, if he really believed the U.S. overtures of peace.
What most people do not understand is this: Although Gaddafi is an Arab Socialist, he does practice Islam, though not fanatically.  It is instinctive, in Islam, to follow the “sunna,” or the practice of the Prophet Muhammad.  During Prophet Muhammad’s battles, whenever the enemy would sue for peace, the Prophet would immediately agree, and stop battling.
His “sahaba,” i.e., companions, or followers, would become upset with him and say, “Oh Holy Prophet of Islam!  You know that the enemy is suing for peace only so that they can re-group and attack us later!”  But, he would ignore them.
That is what Gaddafi follows.  It’s sad that his country has become attacked, in part due to his following his belief: an enemy sued for peace, and he immediately drop his defences, contrary to what Minister Farakhan had told him (Incidentally, I’m not a follower of Farakhan’s, but the man has been on target at many times throughout his leadership of the NOI).
A measure of the level of Gaddafi’s belief in religion can be seen in two incidents.  During this war, the news media was trying to dig up every kind of possible dirt they could.  They found nothing.  In one article, they interviewed one of his Bulgarian nurses.  They pressed and pressed and pressed, virtually directly asking her if he “fooled around.”
 
The woman actually laughed and said, “Gaddafi?!  Ha!  He’s a prude?”  When asked, “But why does he have beautiful women as his nurses,” she answered, “for the same reason that he likes flowers and other beautiful things.” 
Another incident once occurred in Italy.  He was in a hotel with some aides.  A group of young fashion models walked by.  He had his aides stop them.  He asked them to come to a “party” that he was having in the hotel later that night.
They all went to the party.  When they got there, he handed each one of them a copy of the Holy Qur’an, and began reading it to them, and explaining the verses.  In other words, he taught a class.  They were stuck, of course, because he was a head of state and they wanted to give him that respect.  But, it was not the kind of party they’d expected.  During the class, he softly suggested that they consider another profession that was “more pious.”  LOL!!!
Anyway, the members of the Jamahiriya–and this is just me sharing information, just ‘case I like to DO that–are frustrated with him, because of his trusting nature.  But they say, “Well…we love him ANYWAY!”  It’s all very fascinating to learn about this stuff.  I’d known about Gaddafi many years ago, when I used to read Muhammad Speaks Newspaper, Gaddafi’s Green Book, and other information about Libya.  But, I’d not been connected with the Libyan scene for decades.  So, it is very interesting (though extremely sad and deeply frustrating) to be involved, and to learn.
One of the most frustrating things it the absolutely complete media blackout.  We are in an information prison.  It is SO astonishing.  Every report sounds as if it’s written by the same individual.  And you can’t get any perspective.  You’re told one side of this, and that’s it.
This is truly new.  It just blows me away.  It’s why I, along with others, have contributed tons of work at mathaba.net.  It’s fulfilling because the work is being done by Christians, Muslims, ATHEISTS, revolutionaries, etc., etc., and just people who deplore injustice.  Do check out the articles at mathaba.net, and please inform people about the work there. (Register at www.mathaba.org and login to the Mathaba Committees forum if you wish to help out).
Those of you who feel this, in your heart, please continue to pray that the suffering of the Libyan people under racist, imperialist aggression will soon come to an end.  Thank you.
Peace,
RC

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19 SEPTEMBER 2005:

The Meeting of the Brother Leader with European & American Writers, Men of Letters &Parliamentarians Affiliated with the Global Green Auditorium

The Leader:

I welcome you in Libya, and thank you for coming. I had appealed to professors in the world, and to thinkers, politicians, parliamentarians, and members of social, economic and political research centers, asking them to come to the Jamahiriya, enter the Green auditorium, learn lessons and see for themselves the applications of direct popular democracy. In fact the appeal was heeded by members of the Russian Duma, professors from Russian Universities and thinkers whom we met.

They came to the Green Auditorium, where we had a meeting like the present meeting. Now you honor us with your presence and by responding to the appeal. For which I thank you. . The fact that you have come from such remote regions indicates that you are earnest in the pursuit of knowledge and in seeking the truth.

This is required. We must seek the truth without preconceived racial, religious or other notions. It is my belief that the Green Book, which represents a guide for the struggle of peoples to achieve direct popular democracy and popular socialism the object of a preconceived racist, irrational position on the part of a number of societies which are governed by dictatorial, arbitrary governments. . Such a position is, of, course, unscientific and irrational. It is due to political reasons or disputes among states, such as antagonism to Alagathafi regarding the cause of liberation and such.

Taking a hostile position on the Third Universal Theory is the policy of rulers and governments, but you breached that embargo. Here you are in Libya and in the Green Auditorium. This is the difference between scholar and an intellectual, free of racist complexes, who comes to seek the truth and judges it subsequently, having seen it for himself and rulers who take hostile, colonialist, racist positions in total contradiction with logic, science and impartiality.

Regrettably, it is the position of arbitrary governments to prevent people from reading the Green Book. It is our belief that the contents of the Green Book will chart the definitive road for the world towards democracy and the solution of the socio-economic problem through the establishment of the direct, popular democracy of the masses, i.e. the system of the masses, and of popular socialism. However, failure to study the Green Book will cause peoples to flounder, take a long road and lose a lot of time to arrive at this solution.

They will attain this solution with the Green Book or without it, because it is inevitable. The mass opposition is becoming more broadly based and growing in magnitude. It used to be individual and natural, but has now become a broad, mass opposition. It looks like a pyramid whose base grows wider and wider until it becomes a horizontal line.

The march of the masses towards power and the elimination of oppression and exploitation will not stop halfway, but will surely reach its destination. It cannot be static, which means continuous, ceaseless movement. This is inevitable; the picture before us shows that the base of the pyramid continues to widen until the pyramid becomes a horizontal line, and then all the masses assume power, and acquire their share of wealth. The question of power and wealth is very clear before us now in the world.

The power is in the hands of the government not the people, and the people everywhere is ruled by a government. Such hateful terms as ‘the government’ and ‘the people’, the ‘governor’ and the ‘governed’ are unashamedly taking their place; there is no shame anywhere in the world. Now there is talk of the ‘governor’ and the ‘governed’ and the one who is responsible. In other words, there is one who is responsible and one who is not, and he who is not responsible is a slave.

It is well known, even in the slavery system, that a slave is not responsible, but his master is responsible. Now, there is talk of responsible officials, but who are they? They mean the rulers. Fine, are the people responsible? They say “no”; they don’t say “You are responsible,” but they say “The ruler is responsible….the one who is responsible official of this state…those who are responsible officials of that state.” However, the rest are not responsible, because they are slaves, and, indeed, when one is a slave, one is not responsible; the term “responsibility” is never ascribed to a slave, but to his master, and this is the reason behind the expression extant in the world today.

It is said “I met a number of Italian responsible officials….I met a number of Indian responsible officials….I met a number of responsible officials of this state….I met the first responsible official of this state…..I met a responsible official from that state …..I met a responsible official from the other state…” These are masters who are responsible….When someone refers to a responsible official, it means he has met one of the rulers or the prime ruler, etc. However, the others are not responsible because they are citizens, i.e. slaves, hence the expressions “responsible officials” and “responsible official”.

Someone who is responsible for managing the affairs of the slaves. They are his slaves, and he is responsible for them. This is the truth we uncover when we remove the present camouflage. The truth is that the citizens are now slaves everywhere in the world, and there is someone in charge of them, who is the government. They exchange courtesies, cables, congratulations and such, and say: ‘Government and people, ruler and ruled’ which means that the people is not the government but is governed “I thank your government and people for your warm hospitality…..I thank the government and the people for hosting the conference.”

This is an abhorrent expression, because it is an autocratic expression, because it devoid of equality and robs the people of sovereignty and dignity and ascribes everything to the government and the responsible official. You can see this being practiced without shame, as the forces ensconced on the throne of authority in the world are the forces that have the resources that enable them to be defiant and to brag and insult.

It is the dictatorial theory that is prevailing in the world now and is called modern democracy or representative democracy, but it is not democracy. It consists of politicians and businessmen who are the capitalists who own the wealth. It is this wealth that that enables then to put whoever they want in power. Therefore there is an alliance between those who have the financial power and those who have the political power, while the people are deprived of this political potential and this economic potential.

For example, they, esp. in the Western countries, speak of freedom of the press, and say that the press is free. This is deception, distortion and false. This absolutely untrue, since there is no free press and the poor cannot publish a newspaper. A newspaper is published by a corporation, and the rich own the newspapers. These newspapers are founded by this class to serve its interests. Hence, they are guided, controlled, forced to pursue a certain policy and are not free.

To be free is to follow any direction and say anything, but these papers were by certain forces to serve their interests. Therefore they are servile and in the pay of their masters. It is also said that there are elections and that the people elected representatives. This is a distortion of the truth, and the people are innocent of this. It is the corporations and the rich who create the representatives, as a poor person can’t become a member of the Congress, the Parliament or the House of Lords in any state.

A poor person can’t become a member of parliament, publish a newspaper or become a ruler. These are the monopoly of political-economic duo, the capitalists and the politicians created by the capitalists to be in their service. The politicians are ruled by the capitalists who made them; this is clear.

It is said that President So&So is supported by the oil companies, for example, which means he was made by the oil companies and became president to serve their interests. Sometimes, it is said that President So & So is against the oil companies and favors the iron and steel industry, because those companies managed to get him to the presidency to serve them.

It is then said that the oil companies are unlucky, because the winner is supported by the iron and steel companies, and sometimes the opposite is said. Any other economic activity that possesses an effective financial power can create a president, a congress, a parliament or a government biased in its favor to serve its interests. This capitalist class owns the press, which is falsely said to be free, when it is not; it is the slave of the capitalist who owns it. This press generates publicity and influences public opinion in favor of one candidate or another

In actual fact, everything they say to you and to us and to the world about there being democracies and freedoms is not true. On the contrary, all societies now, esp. Western societies, are dangerously dictatorial. Why? The current ruling parties are not real parties made up of citizens, of ordinary people. They are a political force that enjoys economic support and has all the means. They control the army, the police, the press and capital, and beyond that, they control the power of decision-making.

In other words, this is one of the most hideous dictatorships, which does not leave a breathing space for any kind of freedom. Peoples everywhere are discovering this truth year after year. One finds that those who go to the ballot boxes in the past years were seventy percent, for example, only to become fifty percent in the following year and, later, thirty percent. Nowadays, in the elections held in some states, the turnout in certain constituencies was down to three percent, and, at most, reached, ten percent. This is a rejection of the system by the ordinary citizen, because it is an arbitrary, dictatorial, useless system…

It exploits the citizen to bestow legitimacy on the dictators, the capitalists and the exploiters Thus, this is the sole function of the citizen; he is told, “Bestow legitimacy on this dictator! All we want from you to take this paper and put it here,” so that they can acquire legitimacy, because without elections no one can claim the presidency or the premiership, since he will be asked, “Who appointed you?”

Nowadays, people do not participate in appointing the president or the prime minister, but it is necessary to claim that he was elected president. So, they address the people and ask them to stand in queues on a certain date , and place the ballot papers in designated boxes, The citizen handles this paper just as he handles a piece of toilet paper which he puts in the waste basket or in the garbage after using. This is exactly how he puts this paper in this box, the garbage box or the ballot box.

Some go as if going to the market or for a walk on the beach. He is told, “There are elections today,” so he says, “Fine, we’ll kill an hour or two by taking a paper and putting it in the ballot box,” just as if he was going to the zoo, the beach or a café; that’s what it has come to.,. The majority now knows this and do not go. In the third world, it is well known that the citizen who votes has been paid the price.

If there are elections, it means votes are bought; “Take a dollar and put your ballot in the box.” It is, in other words a process of buying and selling… Someone would say to himself, “Since there are elections today, I can put a paper in the ballot box and receive a dollar in return, instead of staying at home and not getting anything.” The buying of votes is well known now. Those who do not have money cannot contest the elections.

We, the owners of companies who want this president to serve our interests, cover these costs and claim that we contributed to his campaign. It is silly for the candidate himself to come and vote for himself and says, “I have nominated myself…” This is one of the farces of the theory of representation. If the people are present why should we have representatives for them?

What is the justification for removing the people deliberately and bringing those who represent them? It is said, “Where shall we bring the people, since this hall can only accommodate a hundred people?

Since the people number a hundred million, let them elect a hundred people to represent them in this hall, because this hall is too small for all the people, and can only hold a hundred people.”

Therefore the people can meet a hundred a time until all one hundred people everywhere are covered. Why settle for this hall only? Let’s build a thousand such halls, where the people can meet in congresses and decide what they want. Then the secretaries of these congresses can meet and bring with them the decisions of these congresses, in which all the people, men and women, were represented, and agree to issue these decisions taken by the people and drafted in these meetings. Sometimes, there is confusion.

At times we would be talking with someone and refer to people’s congresses and direct popular democracy, and he says, “We have parliaments just like you.” No, I want to explain the major difference between parliaments and congresses, congresses are bodies elected by the people, while congresses are made up of the people themselves. Thus, when we speak of a parliament we mean a body elected by the people, but when we speak of a congress we mean the people, all the people. For instance, in the Jamahiry (mass) system in Libya, the people’s congresses comprise all the people, adult men and women who are legally accountable, and they are the ones who rule.

The people’s congress is like the Congress, while in a certain country there is one Congress, there are 400 Congresses in Libya, reflecting the number of the population, and all the people are present in 400 Congresses. Imagine!! In one country there is one parliament and you come to Libya and find 400 parliaments. Why is that?

Because all the people are members of these four hundred parliaments. Hence, whatever is decided is decided by the people and not by the representatives of the people. Naturally, in the name of representation, the people were separated and slowly excluded from governance and its management, toe replaced by another means which, as already indicated, is adapted by money and such.

The danger does not, in fact, lie in the exclusion of democracy inside the country, and that the regime is dictatorial and arbitrary, etc., and that the citizen does not have self-determination, but in the fact that t his clique that rules on behalf of the people, be they representatives or government, and that were made in the manner we have already explained, does not pose a threat to itself but to the world and to world peace.

The danger is that one individual can decide to declare war or peace, to destroy the world or not to destroy it, and to invade or not to invade. The danger is that these Hitler-like governments threaten us and threaten our lives. They threaten our peace and security just as Hitler posed a threat, because he had the mightiest force at the time. He was one individual governing by himself, who began with a gang, a minister of propaganda and a minister of defense, and eventually imperiled world peace and posed a real threat.

Now there are individuals who have bombs, missiles, planes and chemical and bacteriological weapons. This is very serious, because these weapons of mass destruction are controlled by a group of individuals. People everywhere demonstrated against the war. They wanted peace, not war. However, the war broke out, the forces were moved and the children died. Where is the democracy then? Don’t the people who are against the war have representatives?

If the representatives had represented the people they would have objected to the war, but they supported the rulers, therefore they do not represent the people. Hence, representation is a fraud. It has been proven that the representative does not represent the people. The representatives do not act on behalf of the people, which have been proven. In general, they are all haunted by the crisis, the crisis of governance, democracy and the economic system.

Even when you meet many presidents, they do not tell you that they are alright. They know they are experiencing a very grave crisis. They tell you,” we do not know the tools we need. Politics is in a crisis. We do not know how to relate to the citizens or how to manage our affairs. . The economy is rejected, .politics is rejected and all the current processes are rejected by the ordinary citizen. The masses express their aspirations, their desires and their views, like the “ Seattle masses”, in isolation from their representatives and their governments.

Millions, heeding no borders, march to raise their voice, stats their views and express their rejection. The rulers are being pursues everywhere by demonstrations, while the workers are organizing strikes and demanding their rights. As for the economy ,the crisis has been exacerbated and has endangered the entire capitalist system of production, which has prompted them to seek solutions to save themselves, which is, indeed, evident , What is positive is that the company that used to be owned by one person in Europe, the U.S. or Canada has now become a public company. This, as we have already stated is an inevitable solution.

What is stated in the Green Book is inevitable. Without reading the Green Book, then with the passage of time and through struggle we will arrive at this solution. On the economic front, the major capitalist companies have begun to go public in spite of them, otherwise they would face death. The workers have begun to demand their right, which means they are preventing the owner of the company from profiting at their expense, whereas he founded that company to exploit them, reap profits and accumulate capital.

This has led automatically to a solution, as the workers themselves became shareholders in the company. If you go to the stock market, you will find the shares of this company are publicly traded, the same company that used to be owned by one individual may be now owned by a million shareholders. This means that socialism is a solution that imposes itself, and it has not failed or is dying as they say. On the contrary, it is capitalism that is dying; it is dying everyday…

Holding on to it is an exercise in futility and a waste of time. It is like keeping a person on life support systems. What is the use of clinging to the life-support systems if the patient is clinically dead? This is exactly the case of capitalism and the theory of representation. Holding on to them is like keeping someone alive on life-support systems.

Now, privately held companies are beginning to become public companies, and in the final analysis, you will find that only the popular socialism, which was addressed in the second chapter of the Green Book, will prevail. However, now they call it popular capitalism as Thatcher called it, since they do not like the term “socialism”. Whether you call it popular capitalism or popular socialism does not matter. Even in Libya it is possible to speak of popular capitalism; what matters is that the people own the capital, which means socialism…

This leaves the political problem as representation of the people is still espoused. Generally speaking the political problem has not been solved yet, and the political crisis still persists. We have seen that the peoples and the parliaments that they claim were elected by the people are not on the same page. There is a grave crisis experienced by the world today, which is the crisis of Iraq.

It is a war of devastation and genocide and it is a threat to peace and a waste of the world resources, ad the oil is being burned everyday, it is a war t which the peoples rejected, and the parliaments endorsed. Then what is the use of convening another parliament for these peoples, and holding another election for such a parliament as long as the parliament does not represent the people? We should abolish the parliament and uphold the will of the people. But how do we allow the people to govern?

It is very clear that the people can govern through the people’s congresses and the people’s committees. Instead of having one Congress or one parliament, there will be a thousand congresses or a thousand parliaments accommodating all the people. The structures within we are working now are so obsolete that they can no longer accommodate the new realities. The peoples are marching towards power and want to govern.

The old structure of the government and the parliament is crumbling before this new reality. All the people will enter this structure, which is too narrow for a government and a parliament. So this structure will break up and should break up. Even the wealth was monopolized in a structure confined to a handful of capitalists. Now, all the peoples want their share of the wealth, and all will gain access to the structure, and therefore the old structure of individual capitalism will break up.

A single individual used to own a company and enlist the labor of a million workers to increase his profits by exploiting them and robbing their efforts. This structure will break up, because the million want their share in this company. All of these are practical, material proofs of the validity the Green Book theory, the third universal theory…

We are reassured to know that there is a solution set down in a book, the Green Book. If we study this book and if the people learnt it, we will arrive quickly at a solution and spare ourselves this prolonged suffering. However, if we fail to study it, we will certainly arrive at the solution prescribed by the Green Book, but through suffering, after traveling a long road and paying a heavy price. Now the U.N. Security Council, whose meetings used to be open only to 15 members, finds itself compelled to allow states non-members to attend the debates.

The most recent recommendation was made this month at a summit meeting of the U.N. General Assembly. Naturally, they did not agree to expand the Security Council with the addition of new members, and maintained its present size, but they recommended that the Security Council continue to allow the participation of the largest possible number of non-member states in its meetings, because the world will no longer allow 15 members to decide its fate, and war and peace,… They said,” This is true.

We will allow a number of non-member states to speak in every meeting… This shows that even the old structure of the Security Council is beginning to break up now, because everyone wants to gain access to this structure, and this is only the beginning. A hall like this can only accommodate on hundred, but there are a thousand people outside who want to come in. . . . Fine, we will let in ten of you, then twenty, then thirty, because we want to solve the problem of those who are outside the hall. For if they came in they would smash the premises, break the windows, and cause such confusion that we would not be able to work.

Once the one thousand come in and destroy the hall, a new hall will be built to accommodate a thousand. This is what is happening, which means that the old structures will crumble before the new challenges posed by the masses.

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(Hopes of) blossoming of relations with the West. Libya’s leader, Colonel Muammar Al Gathafi, has expressed revolutionary thoughts that distinguish his country from the world around it. Ideas put forward in his Green Book aim at an alternative to both communism and capitalism while Islam is adhered to but with a unique slant. Republished in a new translation, The Green Book provides fresh insight into the thinking of Muammar Al Gathafi and his Third Universal Theory for a new democratic society. Outlined first is his theory for direct democracy in society, or Jamahiriya, which focuses on the authority of the people, renounces representation or delegation of authority, and recognizes the need for organization of the people at lower levels of society. In The Green Book, Muammar Al Gathafi also suggests an economic revolution, transforming societies of wage earners into companies of partners by applying a political and economic theory of social organization that gives the ownership and regulation of production, distribution, and exchange to the community as a whole. Additionally, the book looks at the launching of a social revolution, presenting solutions to man’s struggles in life and the unsolved problems of man and woman, as well as lacking the situation of minorities by laying out sound principles of social life for all mankind. The Green Book provides readers with new insights into a fascinating country, and the philosophies of one the most controversial and prominent leaders alive today.
 
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Interview with AICHA MUAMMAR al-Gadhafi, by Edmond Jouve:“My father, alone among the Arab leaders, wanted to give to woman, an equivalent status to men.”

Colonial Gadhafi asked Libyan women not to marry defeated Arab men. “My father is right. I am disappointed in the Arabs. Were not they the first to impose sanctions on my country? They did not support us in the difficult times. As an optimist, I hope that the Arab world will evolve and will follow ‘The Guide’ in the path of harmony that he has opened-up….other governments should make use of his wisdom….”

When questioned as to the relationship with her father: “he spends alot of time with us. My relationship with him is strange.Sometimes I feel it is the relationship between governor and governed, sometimes it is that of a generous friend In all cases it is the best remedy for my sorrows and meloncholy….”

THE YEAR 2000 Assassination attemptindependentLondon

The Leader of the Revolution Speaks to the Supreme Council of Judicial Bodies and to the Chiefs of Judicial Bodie
22.10.2004
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In his meeting with the members of the Supreme Council of Judicial Bodies in the Great Jamahiriya, the leader of the revolution made an important speech. In it, he called upon the Libyan people to annul all exceptional courts like the Special People’s Court. He also appealed to the people to abrogate the penal laws enacted by the Revolutionary Command Council before the establishment of the sovereignty of the Masses, and to return to the normal penal code and procedure.

He also demanded that a definitive investigation in the case of the Abi Selim Prison be expeditiously carried out. He appealed for the cessation of any action such as arrest without warrant or extra-judicial punishment, should they exist.

He said that no detainee or prisoner should be denied the right to see his family or meet with his attorney. He/she must have the right to choose his own counsel from outside the ranks of the People’s Counsel. Prisoners must continue to have the right to family visits outside prison on special social occasions.

The Leader of the Revolution appealed to the Libyan people to swiftly ratify the anti-torture conventions. He strongly deplored the conduct of governments that have not done so. He condemned the countries that oppress detainees and those that allow such acts to be conducted, by their police forces or prison authorities, with impunity.

The Leader expressed his heartfelt regret that some governments carry out such acts against their own citizens and against foreigners alike. That sad fact was stressed in the reports of Amnesty International that he put before those present in the meeting. He called upon the Popular Justice Committees in Libya to cooperate with Amnesty International and other human rights organizations. He commended the efforts made by those organizations. He demanded that Libya, by virtue of being the first state of the masses in the whole world, play a pioneering role on the world level in the defense of human rights.

The following was mentioned in his speech:

In the name of God.

In meeting with this elite group of jurists in the Jamahiriya, my purpose was to address certain subjects that need reflection. In the early days of the revolution, certain legislation was made in response to the needs of that stage. All politicians and jurists are aware that a revolution must be accompanied by certain harsh measures. Those measures must be time-bound and of exceptional nature, like wartime legislation. Such measures cannot be permanent or else they would constitute a denial of justice. They must be reconsidered. It was our hope that Libya with its revolution would become a model of freedom, popular democracy, and the state free from oppression and injustice. However, with the measures I mentioned above, Libya became another conventional state, even a dictatorial or police state. This is deeply regrettable. We are not like that nor do we want to be like that.

It so happens that we are in the Third World, in a region that is branded as backward. It was difficult for the world to distinguish between what happened here and any other Coup d’état that took place in Sudan, Iraq, Mali, Indonesia, or Argentina. All the events of the last year were purely superficial. They brought all sorts of oppression and injustice. This is perfectly normal since military generals carry out this kind of action in those countries. For us in Libya, it would be unfair to have us in this list. We are not generals who led a Coup. We led a popular revolution for which we used the army. This means we had a doctrine and an ideology. The Libyan revolution was a correction of the events in the Third World. Yes there was a military action accompanied by some injustice. Nevertheless at a very early stage, the power was returned to the people. The popular committees were established and they put before the peoples’ congresses their draft laws and policies. We, the leaders of the revolution, are witnessing the people creating their own committees and entities that are conducting the business of the society of the masses. There is no way for us to enact a law that runs counter to the will of the people. But some of the measures that were supposed to be temporary, somehow, continued to live with us. For example, the People’s Court was established at the beginning of the revolution. In each and every Third World country, when there is a revolution or a Coup, they establish a court named the “Revolution Court”. Its judges are military men and generals. That was the case in Syria, Iraq, and even in Egypt at the beginning of its revolution. For us, even the name would not stand. As we said, our movement was a correction of all the events that happened in other Third World countries. We called it the “People’s Court” because the Revolution was a People’s Revolution. The People’s Court was made up of a military man, a member of the police, a member of the clergy, and the civilian man of law. We could have composed it of young officers like all such courts in the Third World. But its composition was meant to ensure that it was a People’s Court. Anyway, this court continued with us until the year 2000. This should not have happened. Why should we have a special court when we are not in a state of war, anarchy, or upheaval? Human rights organizations and Amnesty International address this question and justifiably. The statute of the court was amended four times. This is proof that it is no longer fit for the new stage.

The People’s Court was supposed to try the officials of the monarchy who exercised power before the revolution. After their trial, the court should have ceased to exist. Unfortunately, this was not the case. We started amending it and giving it additional powers. I was amazed to see that someone who sold his farm was referred to the People’s Court. Why? Because his farm was given to him by the state and selling it was a violation of the law. Another person slammed his car into a lamp post, and he too was referred to the People’s Court! Supposedly because the lamp post is public property and running into it is a violation of the law. This is a farce. It is laughable. Could the People’s Court be asked to look into such petty things? Its statute was modified four times in order for it to be able to deal with these new cases that are not within its jurisdiction. My hope is that you would draft a law to put before the popular conference in order to put an end to the existence of the People’s Court. Its mandate and jurisdiction should be transferred to regular courts.

We are not the United States. They say they were subjected to a terrorist attack. They enacted special laws, created special courts, reestablished a ministry of the interior, they have Guantánamo and extra judicial measures. They say: “we are at a world war against terrorism; therefore, we must have special measures”. We are not like America. We are not at war. We don’t need special measures to face an outside enemy or to win a war. Why should we have these special measures in a calm and stable country like ours? There is no power struggle in our country. Power is in the hand of the people. Our men and women make the laws, make the decisions, determine the policy of the country, and set its budget. We have no civil war. We have no external war. We have no power struggle. Our society is homogeneous linguistically, religiously, and ethnically. It is a blessing from God that we have such a calm, stable, and content society. Why should we resort to exceptional measures? Because China did? Because Iraq did? Because Syria did? Because I don’t know who did? They have their problems. The US did that, and so did Britain because they are in a state of war. They are scared and terrified. Their fear makes them overreact to the smallest of emergencies and resort to exceptional measure. We don’t have that. Even if America enacts all sorts of exceptional measures, we will not do the same. Every society has its own circumstances. We are a coherent, stable, and calm society that has absolutely no problems. Why should we resort to exceptional measures? Just by way of imitation? Long ago people joked that Arab communists carried their umbrellas in Aden when it snowed in Moscow. Because communists mimicked what happened in Russia, even if they had never seen snow in their lives!

What I need to say is that the People’s Court is no longer necessary. It’s supposed to have ended. We appreciate the efforts of its founders, and its efforts to hold to account those who exploited the Libyan people from October 1951to 1969. We should start a normal stage with regular procedures. In 1969, the Revolutionary Command Council adopted the law on the protection of the revolution. That was justifiable at that time. Today, after the establishment of the people’s power, we can no longer talk about the defense of the revolution. We could only talk about the protection of the power of the people and the maintenance of the system of the masses which constitutes the basis of our state. The law was necessary at the time of its adoption. Things were fluid and unpredictable. There used to be five American military bases and a number of British ones. Cyrenaica was completely occupied by the British. There were twenty thousand Italian settlers who controlled all economic activity in Libya. The remnants of the old regime were still active inside and outside the country. It was possible for all those to conspire against the revolution. Therefore it was necessary to adopt a law on the protection of the revolution that provides for severe punishments for any attempts against it. After a while Libya achieved independence and ended the military, economic, and settler colonialism. The revolutionary command council ceased to exist. It was replaced by the people’s power. The republic was replaced by the Jamahiriya. There is no longer a justification for the existence of that law or for us to continue to invoke it. There are other laws that should be sufficient to protect our system of popular direct democracy without resort to any special or exceptional measures.

The establishment of the people’s court led to the establishment of the office of the special prosecutor for the security of the revolution. Now we have regular court system and regular offices of prosecutors so why should we need to continue to have that special office? It would have been possible at the time of the revolution, for us not to enact any special laws or provide for any special punishments. It could have been assumed that the old laws came to an end with the beginning of the revolutionary era. We could have run the country without those laws. However, I thought it was necessary for us to enact a law to protect the revolution and a new status. By their very nature, exceptional measures create fear and result in oppression. All Third World countries that established special courts, military courts, and adopted oppressive laws were not spared conflicts and upheaval. They never achieved stability. Those laws did not provide the solution. The real solution lies in a change in the nature of the people and the society. Normally, in every society there is a struggle for power, either among individuals, political parties, tribes, families, or social classes. The solution cannot be found in laws. To provide a radical solution for the problem, there is a need to end the power struggle. Not to frighten those who struggle for it. The struggle for power comes to an end when all the people exercise power, like the situation in Libya now. All adult Libyan men and woman, exercise power, and therefore there is no struggle for it. Anyone with an opinion can express it in the People’s Congresses and try to persuade others of it. The Office of the Special Prosecutor is no longer necessary.

There is another law that criminalizes partisanship. There is no objection to the idea itself. My personal objection is to the severe punishments included in it. There is also the fact that with the establishment of the power of the people no such act could take place. If somebody suggests that a political party be established, what would be the use of it? Nobody will join it in a country where the people run their own affairs in direct democracy. Parties and partisanship are completely outdated. They belong in museums. This is the era of the masses. The world is full of parties that have never solved the problems of their societies. If I establish a party, people would think that it is simply lust for power and wealth. People will ask themselves if they should vote for us so that we can rule them and monopolize power and wealth. The ruling party in any country benefits only its members. Even within the party itself, the members charge its central committee of usurping the power of the party and monopolizing its money and that is shows total disregard to the members of the party. Then the central committee itself accuses the politburo of dictatorship and monopoly. So in the final analysis the party is made up of no more than five people who are the members of the politburo. Even the politburo itself usually accuses the chairman of the party of dictatorship and of showing no regard to the politburo. This is what happened with Brezhnev, Gorbachev and Suharto. So what parties are they talking about?

The parties do nothing. When people have grievances, they take to the street and the members of the parties are nowhere to be found. People opposed to the war in Iraq, the unemployed, and the poor go out on the street to demonstrate. Violence spreads, and the parties do nothing. People will not establish a party in this day and age. Our people exercise power by themselves. Why should they hand over their power to a party or to a group of people to control them? Take the example of Lebanon. It is made up of many communities. Its political system is sectarian. The president must be Christian and the Prime Minister must be a Sunni Muslim. And the minister of the interior must be a Druze. In the seventies or the eighties a general whose name I don’t remember moved the army, went to the radio station, and broadcast a statement saying that the army has seized power in Lebanon. But nothing changed the following morning. The parliament remained with its sectarian composition unchanged. The general was not even tried. They just asked him what you think you’re doing. The communal and sectarian system is the basis of the government. Can you turn a Christian into a Muslim or a Muslim into a Christian? Nobody in Lebanon could possibly think of a military Coup because all communities are represented in the parliament and in the cabinet. Here we have our People’s Congresses and popular committees. What do we do with parties? They have no role in our system. Therefore, there is no need to give any importance to partisanship. It could be resisted or we could impose severe punishments for it. But in fact, partisanship is over in the whole world. This old model of political parties can no longer express the new reality. All old models like the rule of an individual, a party, or a family, have come to and end. We should not be talking about parties but rather about securing the fabric of the social institutions. All actions, conduct, and behavior must make sure that this fabric is unharmed. This is the very basis of all the constitutions of the world including those that claim to be democratic. Look at the French constitution for instance. It talks about the rights of the human being and the citizen. In order for these rights to be respected, the constitution must be preserved. All actions of the French citizens must not run counter to the constitution. If you infringe the constitution, you are in a collision course with the society and the whole establishment, you can be tried, imprisoned, and be faced with severe punishments. Like they say, the constitution must be preserved; we say that the purpose of all actions must be the protection of the Jamahiriya, the system of the masses and the power of the people. No one is allowed to infringe upon the social establishment. There is also the principle of the people’s sovereignty. That sovereignty is inherent in the people and nobody can exercise without their consent. No one can claim sovereignty for themselves. All the constitutions of the world state that sovereignty belongs to the people and it is exercised through their representatives. Why should it be exercised through representatives? The people can exercise their sovereignty directly. Why should they be denied that right in favor of a small group of representatives? In our system this is a sacrosanct principle. Anyone who challenges it challenges the very fabric of our society and does harm to our social institutions. Therefore, they must be punished to the full extent of the law. Everywhere in the world, people have the freedom to do what they wish, without doing harm to the society. The same applies here. If one attacks the Jamahiriya and the power of the people, he is attacking the whole social institution. This is an indisputable fact. The democratic constitution of the federal republic of Germany, states the Germans have the right of assembly, without need for prior notification, provided it is calm and unarmed. Public assembly requires prior notification. This clearly means that certain actions can only be carried out in accordance with the law in Germany, and other democratic countries. Same applies in France. No anti-republican group would be allowed to organize there. Now In certain Muslim countries, some people start organizing and following certain rituals. This runs counter to the law. They claim that their brand of Islam is better than ours. They change even the rules of prayer. They do not pray at home or in the mosque. They go and pray in public squares. This is undermining the whole religious system of the society. There is no provision in Islam for adopting this unusual form of prayer. If somebody wishes to fast for 40 days, it’s his choice. Nobody will prevent him from doing so or fasting his whole life if he so wishes. But, to start a party or an organization, and to start advocating this idea is an attack on the foundations of religion. It is unacceptable anywhere in the world. Not in France, not in Switzerland, and definitely not in Libya. French law states that it is forbidden to display religious symbols in public schools; no cross, no Star of David, and no Muslim head cover. They say you are free to exercise your faith at home or in a house of worship. It is not acceptable to create distinction among communities in the same society. You must be seen to be French only not followers of one Religion or the other. France is not a mosque or a Church. France is a secular state. When asked why the head cover was banned, the answer was: “At school, you must be seen only as a teacher. To be seen as a follower of a certain religion could put you against the followers of another religion.” In public institutions people must be seen as French, they must keep their faith to themselves, and exercise it in houses of worship. Otherwise, the country will be divided on religious basis. For us in Libya, we are all Sunni Muslims. Why should anybody adopt new rituals, new thought, or new distinguishing marks? This is unacceptable, it undermines the whole society. Anyone can stand on a street corner and preach good behavior and pious conduct. But what is the purpose of gathering a secret underground group? Is it to undermine the whole society? This is totally unacceptable, everywhere in the world.

Under the constitution, Germans have the right to form organizations. It also provides for a prohibition of organizations whose purposes are unlawful or against the system of government or destroys the harmony of the society. This is included in the German constitution. Can anyone accuse Germany of being an authoritarian or dictatorial state? There is a consensus on the German system of government and its institutions. No one is allowed to attempt to undermine them. If you call for the establishment of revolutionary committees to rule Germany or to hand over the power to the people, you are undermining the society and committing an unlawful act. There is another article that is very clear. Anyone who abuses the freedom of expression with the purpose of undermining the basic democratic system shall be stripped of those fundamental rights. Even a phone call, if used to jeopardize what they consider a free democratic system, will lead to legal accountability and a denial of constitutional rights. What I mean to say is even in the countries that are considered modern and democratic; there are laws to protect the social institutions and the fabric of the society. A society is like a structure built on pillars. No one has the right to tear down one of the pillars because that will bring down the whole structure. No pretext, religious, political, economic or ideological would permit tampering with the basic structure of the institution. In Germany, the confidentiality of contacts, correspondence and phone calls is guaranteed. However, if any of them is used to fight against the basic free democratic system, that guarantee is annulled. One is stripped of those fundamental rights. That means that his phone is tapped. You could use your phone for any purpose you like; harass people, use foul language or even steal. But if you attack the social institutions, the right to privacy is annulled. Even your pets will be tapped. The right to property is also conditional upon respect for the basic free democratic system. If your house, store, vehicle or farm is used for the purpose of harming the social institution or the system of government, you would lose it. In the Western countries suspects have an electronic homing device implanted in their bodies. They are under surveillance every minute of the day because their activities threaten the society. Even the multi-party system has to observe those rules. The court can rule that any party is unconstitutional and ban its activities if its program is a threat to the free democratic system or to the existence of the republic. Therefore, no one can establish a political party in Germany if it is incompatible with its basic system. A call to regulate or change the party system in Germany would be accused of dictatorship. They say we have a democratic and constitutional order. These are two sides of the same coin. The society and its institutions are sacrosanct and cannot be tampered with. The laws are there to protect the society and its order. The order we have in Libya is the Jamahiriya of the people’s power. The faith is Islam and the doctrine is popular socialism. These are the pillars of the society. It is forbidden to attempt to shake or undermine them.

In Germany you cannot establish a political party at whim. Haidar in Austria for instance, he established a party and was immediately told that his was a right wing, fascist party and that it would not be allowed to reach power. In France the same thing happened. So, while they speak of the freedom to form parties, they maintain that the parties that disrupt the established order are not allowed to come into existence. The system is free and democratic, but to attempt to destroy it and build something different in its place is not allowed. I have the German constitution in front of me. There is another article that deals with the freedom of worship. That freedom is guaranteed as long as it is compatible with public order and morality. In Switzerland it is forbidden to exercise a faith that runs counter to the public order and morality. In Switzerland where people seek asylum, measures are taken to protect the public order, social peace and to prevent the Church from infringing upon people’s rights. The Church in Switzerland cannot detract from the rights of the people or criticize the order of the State. Can someone call for German to be the sole official language in Switzerland? Of course not, because the constitution stipulates that the official languages are French, Italian and German. No archdiocese could be established on Swiss territory without the approval of the federation. The federal government lays down the rules that regulate radio and television and other mass media. The task of the media is to educate and entertain the viewers while taking into account the specific characteristics of the country and the special needs of the cantons. No radio station or newspaper can operate if it does not take the specific character of Switzerland into account. Switzerland is made up of four peoples that united together. German, French, Italian and Flemish peoples make up the country. It is forbidden to start a radio station that calls for the independence of the French or German part. The media in Switzerland must observe the public order and the character of the society. The freedom and independence of the media are guaranteed within the limits set in the article I just cited. Even in Switzerland, there are limits on the media.

Citizens in Switzerland have the right to form political parties or associations provided that none of their goals or methods is illegal or constitute a threat to the state. The laws and regulations stipulate the measures necessary to deter the violation of these provisions. The Swiss constitution speaks of deterring anyone who might threaten the state. A Swiss citizen cannot receive anything from a foreign country. They cannot receive gifts, decorations or money. As a citizen of a state, it is forbidden to visit certain states. You have all heard of the case of Abdul Rahman Al-Amoudi; an Arab-American who is currently on trial. He is likely to be sentenced to one hundred years in jail because he visited Libya a number of times. A Swiss citizen cannot be deprived of his political rights unless he threatens the social institution. Some fools from the Third World go to seek asylum in Switzerland then proceed to demand things that are unheard of in that country. Of course they deport him immediately. He labors under the illusion that they will allow him to undermine Swiss institutions.

Birthday Message to Muammar Gaddafi and the Muslim Community

Posted: 2011/06/07
From: Mathaba
A special birthday message to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, also to the Muslim community at large, from an African American elder in the United States of America, on behalf of Black People in America
Happy Birthday, Brother Leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi!!I extend this Happy Birthday to you on behalf of all African-Americans [except, of course, Barack Obama] who, whether you know it, or believe it or not, are rooting for you!!  In the black barber shops and beauty shops, away from the ear-shot of their white American oppressors, they are on the edge of their seats, praying and agonizing over you, just as we prayed and agonized over the Vietnamese, until they finally, after 20 long hard years, won their war against the U.S. genocidal maniacs; praying to God that you will succeed in defending your country against the genocidal maniacs of the North Atrocities Terrorist Organization, just as the Vietnamese people won their war against the genocidal maniacs of the U.S. government!
King of Kings

You have not lost anything!  You have not “lost” any children!  You have millions of children all over the planet.  Your children will never die!

And you will never die.  Remember: Your name will go down in human history for all eternity!  You will be written about for as long as human beings inhabit the earth.  But the names of your oppressors will not be known.  They will be called only be their collective name: The Rats.  Yes, indeed, in the history books of tomorrow, when the students reach the chapter on the subject of NATO, Western countries, and the U.S., that chapter will be titled, The Rats.
ignominious

Barack Obama’s name will go down also, for as long as humans inhabit the earth.  His name will go down as the most shameful black man in world history — the man of African descent who rained bombs on Mother Africa, his ancestral home.  So, when his picture is shown in the history books, that picture will evoke hatred from the students.  It will evoke SHAME in black people, as they ponder over the utterly unbelievable fact that a descendant of Africa sold his soul to serve his white masters of Europe and the U.S., and became the only man in all human history to bomb Africa in the most intense, cruel, vicious, and genocidal manner that has ever occurred.  One wonders if he suffers from a typical disease that some black people, whether high or low, suffer: self-hatred in the face of what they perceive as the “superior” white nations.  Why else would he unleash such a furious war against African people?!

No songs will be sung for Barack Obama!  No prayers will be said for his soul, except by the very righteous saints and monks, God bless them.  But, for you, songs will be sung in all lands of the earth.  Prayers will rise up to the heavens daily.  In fact, I call on all men, women, and children who support our beloved Brother Leader Colonel Gaddafi, to write and sing songs to him now, not before he leaves this earth!!  Now is the time to write and sing songs to, and for, Colonel Gaddafi!  Sing them in your villages and cities and towns and places of worship!
I am not a Muslim.  But it is very easy for me to see that you, Colonel Gaddafi, are a Mujjahid!  You are a Reformer within this Age, and nobody can doubt it.  Maybe there exist other such Reformers.  But you are also as Reformer, somewhere near the top of the list! You elevated yourself above and far beyond the petty tribalism of Arab nationality.  In your love and your humanity and your sympathy, you embraced your suffering black African brethren, while your Arab brothers looked on in shock, wondering why you would extend your love, protection, and support of all kinds, including trillions of dollars, to black Africans.
And the answer is that you believe in the sayings of your Prophet, whom you call Rasulallah!!  You believe in his Farewell Message, in which he stated that a red is no better than a white; a white is no better than a black.  We are all equal, except to the degree of our righteousness!
How sad it is that the Arabs wonder at your love for black people!  They have forgotten, tragically, the love that Rasulallah had for Bilal.  They have forgotten the love that he had for Zaid.  They have forgotten that he was nursed by a Black woman.
When they deride and despise black Africans, they deride and despise their Prophet!!!  When the Bengazi gangsters lynch a black African, they lynch their Prophet Muhammad.
How amazing it is that, despite sometimes being rejected, you have remained a lover of those who despise you.  This is astonishing!  But, again, it is your love for Rasulallah, Prophet Muhammad, that created you in this manner.
Muammar leading prayers in AfricaWere the Muslim world to practice Islam as you know it, the world religion today would, without a doubt, be Islam.  Because, everyone would be so attracted to it, due to your example. 
I call on real Muslims, who can see; who have asked themselves the question, “Who are the Imams of this age?”  I will not answer that question for you.  But, I will say this: How many times in Muslim history have the mujjahids been murdered by “Muslims” themselves?  How many times in Muslim history have the mujjahids and saints and reformers been ridiculed, while they were alive?
If you cannot see the Great Reforms that Colonel Gaddafi has made in this world, then I cannot answer the above question for you.  If you cannot see how Gaddafi helped to break the back of Apartheid in South Africa, as Nelson Mandella himself admitted, then I cannot answer the question for you.  If you cannot see how he transformed Libya into an oasis, with a man-made water supply that stands as a wonder of the world, then I cannot answer that question for you.
If you cannot see how, at this moment, he has stood up against the most powerful and most vicious military command in history, I cannot answer that question for you.  If you are not familiar with the projects that he has done for the African and other people around the entire globe, I cannot answer that for you.
But, if you can see.  If you fully understand what he has been responsible for in his short 69 years on this earth, then perhaps you will be able to answer the question yourselves.
Who is a Mujadid today?  Does the mujjahid have long beards (the “bearded ones,” as Gaddafi calls them)?  Do they walk with their eyes half-closed, feigning piety and wisdom? Do they spend their days and nights in prayer and food?  Perhaps.  I do not know.
Muammar

But were I a Muslim, I would have to give serious consideration, in my mind, heart and soul, to the status of this man who is alive and walks with us.  It is one thing to recognize a Mujahid hundreds of years after he has gone.  But it is quite another thing to recognize one now; to lend him your support now.  He needs your help.  The time is crucial.  The time he needs your help is now.  Right now!!  Give him a real birthday present of material help against NATO

I am glad that I have given him honors, and that I pray for him throughout the day.  What will the Africans and Arabs do?  What will the world do?
I hope that they will come to his aide.  But, if they do not; and if they allow the NATO rats to destroy him and Libya, it will not change the power and status of Colonel Gaddafi.  In the history books of tomorrow, the only reason he might not be mentioned is because his influence will be seen as so large as to require his life and works to be compiled in 100 encycolopedias!  The Encyclopedias of Brother Leader Colonel Muamar Gaddafi!!
Peace,Dennis

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NATO says cannot do without U.S. participation on its illegal war against Libya

Posted: 2011/06/22
From: Mathaba, http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627249
The white nations bankers army NATO continues to ignore all demands by the African Union to cease hostilities against Libya, it’s barbaric mission to assassinate Africa’s King of Kings under the guise of “protecting civilians” long exposed to the world
(Mathaba) Cracks are increasing within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), dubbed the Northern Atrocities Terrorist Organization by its detractors, due to it’s failure to observe any laws in its all-out efforts to destroy Libya. So far NATOhas succeeded only in strengthening support for the popular Muammar Qaddafi, who was already Africa’s best known and most loved hero due to his having handed power to the people of Libya in 1977 after only eight years in power after seizing it from a corrupt monarchy, as well as his massive endeavours for African independence, wealth and development over the years.The former colonial powers, Britain and France, with the help of the United States of America, all three with dictatorship regimes which were opposed by the majority of voters but came into power and have embarked upon a war against Africa without any approval by parliament nor congress, have been waging a 96-day long bombing of Libya with already around 5,000 bombing missions.Had any African state launched just one single bombing mission, let alone five thousand, against any white nation, no doubt the uproar would have been deafening, however the white nations media have been mute for over 3 months, although thousands of civilians have already been killed including dozens of babies and small children, from NATO bombs.Only in the last few days, have the white nations’ media started to mention civilian casualties, and only because NATO itself was finally forced into admitting the fact.The killing of 3 baby grandchildren of Muammar Qaddafi, all aged under 2 years of age and one just 4 months old, by a direct bombing of his house on May 1st in an attempt to kill him, which also took the life of his youngest son, was conveniently ignored by the white nations media networks, because the US conveniently announced the “killing of Bin Laden” just half an hour later.

Zuma visits Qaddafi

Since then NATO has continued relentless bombing raids on the houses surrounding the area, as the elder Qaddafi has refused to cower and run or seek shelter, and remained in his home, where African heads of state such as South Africa’s Zuma have visited him to wish him well, and Russian Chess experts have come and played chess with him.

NATO originally believed, as evidenced by pronouncements of the British dictator Prime Sinister Cameron, that the efforts to murder Qaddafi would take “at most two days”. 96 days later, NATO is now forced to try to win public opinion and funding for a war to last “at least until the end of September.”

September is when people from around the world will converge on Libya for one of the World People’s Conferences on Crimes Against Humanity, an event that is expected to be held in 8 locations around the world simultaneously and continue for at least one month uninterrupted.

It is also the month when Libya will celebrate the 43rd year of its freedom, and another significant event will take place, which the US and EU have already attempted to prevent by seizing billion of its billion start up assets fund: the inauguration of the African Monetary Fund, African Central Bank, and African Investment Bank.

These financial institutions, backed by gold and not mere electrons or pieces of smelly American paper, are set to give Africa its long awaited economic freedom to say good bye to the so-called International Monetary Fund (IMF) known by its African detractors as the “International Mercenary Force” and also the World Bank, which is a private institution of elite banksters.

The war against Libya also prevented the United Nations from awarding Muammar Qaddafi an exceptional recognition, which had been slated to be presented in March this year, for his contributions to human rights and freedoms. Libya is the first state in the world to ratify the Green Charter on Human Rights and Freedoms, which is the most advanced human rights document to date.

Meanwhile, cracks continue to appear in Europe where participants in the bombing mission have questioned their ability to sustain it long-term, and NATO allies not currently taking part have been reluctant to offer support.

At the same time, the fame of Qaddafi has grown exponentially outside Africa with hundreds of Facebook pages springing up in his support, and millions having discovered The Green Book which contains the solutions to the problem of democracy, economics and also puts forward suggestions for the social basis of a “Third Universal Theory” which puts people first.

Whilst known by every man, woman and child across even the remotest of African villages, Muammar Qaddafi was virtually unknown by a young generation around the world outside Africa, because unlike in Africa where the bush telegraph functions effectively mouth to mouth, non-Africans have been wearing walkmans, Ipods and glued to TV screens for decades.

All that is starting to change, after the short-lived euphoria for an Australian hacker by the name Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, who was exposed as being financed by New World Order advocate George Soros, caught the imagination of many young whites who identified with Assange as victimised for exposing governments as oppressive and secretive.

Although Assange now sits since 6 months under luxury house arrest in a mansion in England, fighting extradition to Sweden on forced-sex charges, the rise of WikiLeaks, although suspiciously encouraged by the same banker-elite “new world order” media that are attempting to block any coverage of Qaddafi, showed that a young generation can still care about current issues.

Whether they can be motivated to action, and moreover overcome an environmental racism and actually listen to Qaddafi, an African, Arab and Muslim, and realise that Qaddafi and the Green Charter Movement have the solution to their own problems no matter their religion or position, remains to be seen.

So far the signs are encouraging, with already The Green Book ideas on democracy taking hold, with the formation of several People’s Conferences around the world.

This lends analysts to believe, that coupled with the events later this year where millions may converge on Libya to rebuild the nation in solidarity and as atonement for what their governments have done, in the largest ever solidarity movement in history, this may turn around the world from war and toward peace, by showing what true love of fellow humans, and noble values and ideals can achieve.

Already suggestions have been put forward for People’s Committees of various vocations and skills, such as cooks, engineers, electricians, and other fields of expertise, who may converge on Libya after September in order to undertake the organised reconstruction and building of a new “Jamahiriya” (state of the self-governing people), with daily hard work and celebrations and popular entertainment and enjoyment of good food in the evenings.

Other spontaneous reactions to the atrocious massacres of civilians in Libya by bombs dropped from 10km high in the air, and missiles fired from ships far out at sea, as well as from pilot-less drone aircraft that are remote-controlled by computer operators in the USA, in the world’s most cowardly ever war against a defenceless nation, have included “visualization” and prayers.

Those who have read the Green Charter and agree with the rights and freedoms it proclaims, have also registered their support by signing up to the independent social media network, Mathaba dot info, to engage in the Mathaba social concept of “Meeting And Talking/Typing/Texting Helping All Become Aware”, showing that there is no need to rely upon U.S. networks such as Facebook.

A great many initiatives to highlight some of the many videos which show the truth about Libya have taken place by Internet users around the world, and there have been calls for all “Warriors, Builders, Angels and Callers” to do more to engage in the now growing options at their disposal to bring about required positive change in the world.

The “Warriors” are those who have the skills in editing and reporting, and Mathaba set up a Publication Bridge to allow them to work together to ensure that truth reaches the world. Builders are now able to get to work to join and grow People’s Conferences to replace defunct government structures and failed democracy, Angels are invited to donate, and Callers to call others to join in. #

PM of Italy: NATO Split Over Libya

Posted: 2011/07/10
From: Mathaba

TRIPOLI (mathaba) – 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 Unionas 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 Nationsin 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 million ( 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 #

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

LIBYA : GREAT MAN MADE RIVER reason for NATO attack

BREAKING NEWS- IMPORTANT- NATO  are targeting the pipe factory of the Great Man Made River in the city of Brega, where pipes are manufactured to compensate for damaged pipes of the river, THE ONLY SOURCE OF DRINKING WATER and irrigation for  4.5 MILLION the people of Libya!!! IMMINENT HUMANITARIAN DISASTER!!!!! ALERT!!!ALERT!!!!
July 22 2011. A date for humanity to remember. NATO hit the Libyan water supply pipeline. It will take months to repair. Then on Saturday they hit the pipeline factory producing pipes to repair it.
Sine when is the water supply pipeline itself a legitimate target? 
Map of Great Man Made River
The Libyan  leader  Moammar Al Gaddafi informed members of the Security Council in his message that the alliance decided to carry out mass murder against the Libyan people by targeting their only drinking water source, where billions were invested and without it life stops in Libya. He wondered what’s the relation between this factory and the protection of civilians that NATO claims it is carrying out?
http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627659
  Muammer Al Gaddafi Visiting The Project
 Photo : ‎مياه النهر الصناعي العظيم هل يشملها العزل السياسي ؟؟<br /><br />
لأن القذافي أشرف على بناء هذا المشروع الضخم طوبة طوبة!‎

Mu’ammar al-Qathafi himself oversaw the construction of this huge project, brick by brick!

A unique Libyan project, the “Great Man Made River” has brought water from under the Sahara Desert and made it available to various historically parched areas which can now be cultivated and developed into a breadbasket for the region. The US-led international banking consortium is of course poised to seize this most valuable asset now that it is coming to fruition. Wars will be fought over access to water throughout the Arab land in coming years. Control of water could become even more decisive than petroleum reserves in decades to come.
Schematic map of the project. Designed in five phases, which eventually combine to form an integrated system, it is an estimated 25 years from completion.
 
The Great Man-Made River is a network of pipes that supplies water to the Sahara Desert in Libya, from the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System fossil aquifer. It is the world’s largest irrigation project. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Manmade_River
It is the largest underground network of pipes and aqueducts in the world. It consists of more than 1,300 wells, most more than 500 m deep, and supplies 6,500,000 m³ of fresh water per day to the cities of Tripoli, Benghazi, Sirt and elsewhere. Muammar al-Gaddafi has described it as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.”
Gaddafi-Central Bank used billion, without interest rates, to build the Great Man-Made River  with three parallel pipelines running oil, gas and water supplying 70% of the people (4.5 of its 6 million) with clean drinking and irrigation water. This provides adequate crops for the people and would be a competitive exporter of vegetables with ISRAEL and Egypt.
Great Man made River Project facts:
These are some Facts and Figures about GMRA :
– Approximately 500,000 pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipes
have been manufactured to date.
– Approximately 500,000 pipes transported to date. Pipe transportation is continuous process and the work goes on day and night, distance traveled by the transporters is equivalent to the sun and back.
– Over 3,700 km of haul roads was constructed alongside the pipe line trench
to enable the heavy truck — trailers to deliver pipe to the installation site Phase I Total Length 1,600 Km.
Phase II Total Length 2,155 Km.
– Volume of Trench Excavation 250 Million Cubic Meter.
– The amount of aggregate used in the project : 30,000,000 Ton.
Enough to Build 20 pyramids the size of the great pyramid of Khoufu.
– Total Weight of Cement used 7.0 Million Tones.
– Total Length of Pre-Stressing Wire 6.0 Million Kilometers
This would circle the Earth 280 times. http://libyanpeoplesbureau.com/manmaderiver.html
  Thousands of Pipes Were Used
The SECRET MOTIVE: why the UN declared war on Libya. DESTABILIZATION. They did NOT attack Gaddafi, They attacked Africa’s Fresh Water Supply.
“The West refuses to recognize that a small country, with a population no more than six million, can construct anything so large without borrowing a single cent from the international banks.”
“The goal of the Libyan Arab people, embodied in the Great Man-Made River project, is to make Libya a source of agricultural abundance, capable of producing adequate food and water to supply its own needs and to share with neighboring countries. In short, the River is literally Libya’s ‘meal ticket’ to self-sufficiency.”
“the river is a new lesson and an example in the struggle to achieve self-sufficiency, food security and true independence. No nation that depends on a foreign country to feed its people can be free. The Great River is a triumph against thirst and hunger. It is a defeat against ignorance and backwardness. It reflects the determination of Libyans to resist colonial pressure, to acquire technology, to develop, to improve their lives, and to control their own destiny in accordance with their own free will.”

 LIBYA WATER
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Since when is a water pipes factory in al-Brega a legitimate target to impose a no-fly zone to protect civilians? Sine when is the water supply pipeline itself a legitimate target?

NATO SONS OF DEVIL MAKE THIS IN LIBYA  !!!
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this maybe as close as we ever to get the real reasons why Libya gets a NFZ that i doubt any other countries will have to put up with..all constructed without borrowing a cent..thats must really piss off the usury loving roths..now..if you have time..go and look where the attacks are taking place..and remember they hit a “southern” compound of gaddafis..why would he have a south compound in the desert?..maybe they were instead hitting the GMR stations?..food for thought methinks..
Posted by S.O.S.  at 14:19 23 JULY 2011

154 thoughts on “SELECTION from “Vision” of Mummar Gadhafi

  1. When the Uprising began, the Libyan government sought to destroy their own arms depots only. On the “CROWDS”, to dispearse them, they used only rubber bullets and tear gas. BUT “THE OPPOSITION” and al-Quida and outside mercenaries started militarily training THEIR “RECRUITS”. Those so-called “crowds” now have enough rockets, balistic missiles, and anti-aircraft weapons AND enough ammunition and ground-power (TANKS) to wipe-out humanity! “The Opposition” is also are putting guns to the heads of young black Libyans…etc. Please see my post N° 6383 as GALANTARIE at:
    http://theratzingerforum.yuku.com/topic/518/Pope-Benedict-and-Islam?page=75
    The airplanes were the Libyan Air-forces; but their target was NOT initially people, BUT RATHER THE LIBYAN GOVERNMENT [their own]AMMUNITION AND ARMS DEPOTS;… in-order that “the Opposition” (who does have al-Quida amongst them) would NOT get their hands on ballistic weaponry, etc. UNFORTUNATELY, “The Opposition” was still able to get all those arms + ammunition and other hard weaponry which was smuggled into the country through groups as al-Quida. I showed the pictures of their training camps. Pictures do not lie. A “protest movement” does not rely on WMD or any weaponry or rifles if it is supposed-to-be peaceful. FACTS are facts. This was an “infiltrated armed-uprising”. Under the political system in Libya, if they really wanted to voice oppositon, there are the PEOPLE’S CONGRESSES in every Village, and the main Congress in Tripoli. Instead, “the Opposition” burnt their Meeting Halls for the Congresses and destroyed the “Green-book” Memorial and symbolically all the Green books they could put their hands on. That is not wishing for democracy; that is anarchy.

    • Sarkozy’s Libyan War
      Posted: 2011/06/24

      By Robert Harneis ( personally edited, by Christella Bernardene)
      French President Nicolas Sarkozy started the Libyan war – what drove him to risk the effort?
      In 1969, Gadhafi overthrew the British puppet King Idris of the newly created oil rich kingdom of Libya. The first thing he did was to close the US Wheelus airbase. Then he nationalized the oil-fields.
      By 1977, Gadhafi was able to step-down from all political power, handing all such powers to his People of the Jamahiriya, as he outlined in his “Green Book”.
      Gadhaf’s first problem was that Libya is a big strategically placed country, with weak defences, a small population, sitting on top of huge and much coveted oil and gas reserves. Since he overthrew King Idris in 1969, as a dashing young nationalist and socialist army officer, he has upset a lot of people and countries including calling the Gulf Arab monarchs ‘a lot of fat corrupt women,’ but he has survived determined attempts by the West to unseat him; and, on one occasion at least in 1986, to kill him (which ended-up killing over 100 Libyans, including his 2 year-old daughter, Hanah).
      In addition Gadhafi, it would seem, has been deliberately smeared for certain acts of terrorism for which he was not responsible. His isolation is increased by his hostility to Islamic fundamentalists.

      So naturally in due course Gadhafi became President Ronald Reagan’s ‘mad dog’ and our ‘unspeakable enemy’. A strict embargo was imposed by NATO. Eventually Gadhafi cut a deal with the Bush Jr. Administration, and became our friend. All the nations of the West beat a path to his door to sell him everything that was not nailed down. In 2007 he was welcomed to Paris for five days and even allowed to pitch his tent in the gardens of the Elysée.
      Obama went “mates” with Gadhafi and there are happy smiling photos of him shaking hands with Hilary Clinton in 2009. The Italians under Berlusconi signed a treaty of friendship with [and actually apologised to] him, and paid compensation (only three years ago) for pre-war colonial savagery in which tens of thousands of Libyans died. His isolation is increased by his hostility to Islamic fundamentalists.
      In addition, he has used his oil wealth to fund the African Union to the detriment of Sarkozy’s NATO/US neo-con-inspired Mediterranean Union and encouraged it to be as independent as possible of the West. He has also funded an independent African satellite telephone system with a view to reducing the cost of telephone calls in Africa from the highest in the world. This has allegedly cost European companies 500 million Euros a year in revenues. He has considered nationalising the oil industry and renegotiated contracts. Perhaps worst of all he has proposed a new all-Africa currency backed by gold and threatened to demand payment for oil in it rather than the dollar.
      This would have seriously embarrassed the already rickety United States dollar regime, but also the currency in former French West Africa the CFA Franc linked to the French Franc. Combine this with the fact that Gadhafi has raised the standard of living of his people to one of the highest in Africa.

      The United States, to say the least, does not easily tolerate defiant small countries and has a long memory. Never mind about the civilian population, the treatment NATO is dishing out to Libya, Gadhafi and his family is an awful warning to other potentially independent-minded leaders who get ideas of excessive independence in the future. No doubt the Washington war hawks have not forgotten the years of defiance and the expulsion from Wheelus in 1969. Most deadly of all for the turbulent colonel, his two lead enemies, Sarkozy and Obama, face tough elections next year. At the head of a rickety coalition, Cameron in the UK could face one any day.
      Incidentally, the Libyan leader is not helped by the fact that both UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon and International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo are up for re-nomination in 2012 as well and hence particularly prone to pressure to be ‘helpful’.

      Now that battle is joined, for that above all the “Brother leader” can expect to get the full treatment. It would not be desirable for the voters to get the idea that their leaders had been made fools of yet again by the wily Libyan.
      The tenacious N. African rebellions of Egypt and Tunesia came as something of a surprise. The fact is, that the French secret services were clearly taken completely by surprise by the initial outbreak in Tunisia.
      At the same time the question is worth posing whether the sudden outburst of the Arab Spring, so long ruthlessly and effectively suppressed with full western support, was essentially an attempt by Obama via his vast secret service organisation to improve his electoral chances with increasingly critical Democratic voters by having a clear-out of elderly and embarrassing dictator allies, whilst at the same time of course retaining remote political control?
      The determined effort to eliminate Gadhafi doesn’t quite fit that pattern. Gadhafi is not that old, and his people are fairly well off, not oppressed and poor,
      So, it was a belligerent (and selectively misquoted) Gadhafi-speech directed at “the rebels” that gave the French President a fleeting opportunity to intervene in the CIA-MI6 inspired uprising in Libya, that Sarkozy did not miss.
      In the twinkling of an eye Gadhafi has become the mad dog again and getting the Iraq treatment. The “Brother leader” was “not beloved of all his people” but it sounds awfully like another case of a western use of the intelligence services lighting the blue touch-paper and then shrieking for the military fire brigade in the inevitable ensuing mayhem. At a very deep level was Sarkozy acting as a stalking horse for Obama or some other element in US governmental circles? Immediately all western bank froze Gadhafi’s monetary assets. Most of the those huge sums of money, seized by the western nations, were originally intended by Gadhafi to fund initiatives in Africa. The West saw $$ in the wake of their weakened economies.
      But why such an obvious, sudden and potentially embarrassing Western U-turn? A more gradual and subtle double cross would certainly have exposed Western cynicism less brutally to an increasingly sceptical non-NATO international opinion and even within NATO. It could be that Sarkozy’s motivation for triggering this diplomatic and military coup when he did was an acute awareness of a unique opportunity to overthrow Gadhafi but combined with an equally acute awareness of a gathering financial tsunami that may gravely impair the ability of the US and NATO to carry through such military political stunts in future, by which time the wily Libyan leader might well have got himself into a position where he was too strong to take down. The rise of the views of the Dr. Ron Paul and the recent vote in the US House of Representatives against the Libyan war would seem to support this idea.
      It is clear that without Sarkozy’s personal intervention there is very little chance The NATO WAR would have happened. Only small children and nice-minded little old ladies are inclined to believe it is solely about the welfare of the Libyan people. If it was, France and NATO would be at war with half the world, including themselves, for what they are doing to civilians in Afghanistan.
      Sarkozy and Obama’s claim to be concerned about the people of Libya and ‘to protect the civil population’ sits uneasily with the report in the usually well-informed newspaper Canard Enchainé that French intelligence agents have been active in stirring up rebellion in Libya since well before the outbreak of hostilities.
      However that may be, Sarkozy seized a fleeting opening and, through the unorthodox medium of the intellectual Bernard Henri-Lévi, met and then granted the rebels in Benghazi diplomatic recognition. Resolution 1973 was then scrambled through the UN Security Council authorising a no-fly zone to protect the civilian population and calling for a ceasefire. Notably Brazil, India, China, Russia, and Germany abstained – a big chunk of international opinion.
      Only nine days later the Sarkozy French initiative had morphed into a full-blown NATO aerial attack on Libya with the stated objective of “the defence of the civil population”, free movement of humanitarian aid and the forced return of the Libyan army to barracks. There have followed some pretty unsubtle attempts to assassinate Gadhafi, which have resulted in the death of one of his sons, three grandchildren and other members of his family and the whole (19 member) family of his Revolutionary friend Kwedl Hamedy. It was not long before NATO leaders and President Sarkozy were talking about the inevitability of regime change. All other considerations apart ‘return to barracks’ by the Libyan army and regime change, spiced with assassination attempts, seem a long way beyond a ‘ceasefire and protecting civilians’ as the Russian government has not been slow to point out.
      They have been joined now by South Africa and others in the African Union. An uneasy awareness is growing that the colonialists are back with a vengeance whilst a real ally and financial supporter is being lynched and lost for ever. Meanwhile much of the French media at least are brazenly putting out the idea that regime change was the original UN mission.
      More generally, Sarkozy as the instigator of all this gets brownie points with the still militarily all-powerful United States, which is important for French business and diplomatic interests world-wide. Plus everybody has now forgotten about his government’s embarrassing Tunisian performance and the Foreign Minister Alliot-Marie resignation fiasco. France gets rid of a troublesome influence in France Afrique. Finally at the risk of sounding a cynical note, if after all he loses the presidential election in 2012, he has set himself up for a Blair-style multi-million payoff from sympathetic neo-cons and business people in the U.S. He might even get to take over from the ex-British Prime Minister as the Middle Eastern Peace envoy or win the Nobel Peace prize.
      If all goes well for NATO, U.S. ‘amour propre’ will be avenged and the “inconvenient Colonel replaced by a more oil and currency compliant government à la Saudi Arabia.”

      Robert Harneis is a political journalist based in Strasbourg
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      http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

  2. “The Establishment” is trying to make the Gadhafi family into murderers! They are trying to say Saif’s DEMOCRACY thesis used for his doctorate was not his, but plagarism. (His University professor even said it was too “idealistic”!) AICHA is no longer looked as a credible Universal Lawyer. “My Vision” & the “Green-book” are ignored; the Libyan PEOPLE’S CONGRESSES are forgotten about…and they make Muammar Gadhafi into an authortarian DICTATOR HEAD OF STATE (which he really isn’t!…as LIBYA HAS NO “HEAD-OF-STATE”)! So, also: how can Gadhafi & FAMILY “step-down”? Step-down from WHAT????
    Docteur Kadhafi, je présume?
    Agence Science-Presse, le 1 mars 2011, 1h21
    En 2007 un doctorat, en Grande-Bretagne, de cette prestigieuse université de la London School of Economics:
    Saif
    La thèse de doctorat en philosophie de 429 pages est une défense… de la démocratie</strong>.The Role of Civil Society in the Democratisation of Global Governance Institutions: From Soft Power to Collective Decision Making
    Saif defends his doctorate
    Saif Gadafi’s is now being questioned!http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41846647/ns/world_news-europe/
    MSNBC quote:
    ‘Too idealistic’
    …Lord Desai, a member of the House of Lords and an economist, was one of two people who questioned Gadhafi about his thesis before recommending that he should be given a PhD.
    He told msnbc.com that he and the other examiner had asked Gadhafi to revise his thesis because it was
    “too idealistic.” Gadhafi did so to their satisfaction, Desai said.
    “I’m a fairly tough examiner … we grilled him,”he said.
    “Had he not written it himself, he would not have been able to pass that oral (examination).”
    However Desai said there were “a lot of citations in a thesis” and “there may be the odd sentence or something like that,” which had not been properly attributed.
    … he had hoped the thesis was a sign that the regime was planning a transition to democracy.

  3. They want to put the Gadhafi family on “TRIAL for Crimes Against Humanity”! These same people want to put POPE BENEDICT XVI also on trial for “CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY”.
    The mindframe of their accusers is SICK. Such has now come the days when “good is looked-upon & accused of EVIL, and Evil is presumed to be GOOD!” The “World” is out for BLOOD; and, they will not be satisfied until the Pope and all people seeking peace and a future for humanity are dead and buried. “The Opposition” have also stated that they will not stop until the Gadhafi Family is dead. And what good would it do for the U.S. or NATO to occupy Libya? That would be a disaster for everyone.

    The Hague court is not only illegal and insignificant in terms of international law, but also liable for criminal charges. It is therefore void and unable to pronounce itself on whatsoever charges against whomsoever, wherever and whenever. Period.

    The Declaration
    I will tell you now what the declaration will be. It will issue an indictment against Muammar al-Qathafi and his son Saif-al-Islam al-Qathafi and other senior figures in his Government, probably using the word “regime”. The text will refer to domiciles as “compounds”, will refer to armed terrorists as “unarmed civilians” and will provide a list of “war crimes” which have not been investigated, or else were perpetrated by the “unarmed civilians” or terrorists themselves.

    In fact the entire statement will be a mix between a tissue of lies, fabrications and a cynical manipulation of the truth.

    It will not make any reference at all to the document which provides a wonderful character witness and perfect legal background to this case, namely the UN Report (2011) on Muammar al-Qathafi’s excellent humanitarian record, for which he was to receive a special award:

    http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/16session/A-HRC-16-15.pdf

    The Hague statement will not make any reference to NATO’s war crimes in this theatre of war or any other, will not make any reference to the violation of rules of engagement, will not make any reference to NATO’s violation of the Geneva Conventions, leaving theatres of war polluted and contaminated with Depleted Uranium, will not make any reference to NATO’s Mission Creep in Libya (since when does enforcing a no-fly zone justify ad hominem attacks occasioning the murder of children?) it will not make any reference to the murder of Muammar al-Qathafi’s three grandchildren or other attacks on civilian structures with military hardware.

    It will not mention the fact that the rebel leader, Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi was connected with Al-Qaeda, was arrested for this, himself admitted that he recruited Benghazi-based terrorists (endemically separatist and Islamist fanatics) to fight in Iraq against NATO and in Afghanistan against NATO.

    It will not mention the fact that the “evidence” which provoked UNSC Resolutions 1970 and 1973 (2011) was a false flag event, in fact an attack by “innocent civilians” or terrorist forces against Black Libyans, rendering the texts of those resolutions void.

    It will not mention the ethnic cleansing being performed by the “unarmed civilians” or terrorists – see the photos – against Black Libyans and it will not mention the lies that the “unarmed civilians” (see photos) used against the Government, claiming they were using mercenaries while they themselves were slaughtering black Libyans.

    The “unarmed civilians” (see photos) are none other than Islamist racists perpetrating ethnic cleansing against Negroes. That is what sparked off the Libyan Government’s legitimate attempt to quell the revolt, firstly through pacific means and then by force. Who would not use force? It is regrettable, as the Libian government claims but what was the alternative?

    None of this will be present in The Hague declaration on Monday and none of this will be present in any media report on it, rendering the declaration and the coverage of it as valid as some inane soccer graffiti scrawled in excrement on the wall of a public latrine.

    The international community has to wake up, inform itself and debate and this time convince NATO it is fundamentally, and once again, wrong.

    Background reading: UN Report on Muammar al-Qathafi’s excellent humanitarian record:

    http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/16session/A-HRC-16-15.pdf

    The Green Book, written by Al-Qathafi on good governance, social and economic policies which he implemented in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (People’s Congresses)

    http://www.greencharter.com/files/gb.htm

    Are the citizens of the world, are those who are engaged in defending international law, so impotent they will shrug and do nothing? If Yes, then may the future generations of Humankind deride us collectively as the apologies for human beings we have become, as an insult to our planet and as the very worst type of monster Mother Nature has ever created.

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

      • Moammar the RADIANT BUILDER:
        pure of mind, thought and body: certainly no hypocrite like Western leaders [who once they taste “power” invite the world to their beds]…. preaching that the “two worlds” are separate.

        We all know that is quite untrue, unhealthy and a sham.

        What a marvelous example of the dignity of man, and in particular manhood.

        Unlike the corrupted West’s lustful consumption of evil and filthe, we find in al-Gadhafi a sweet innocence which truly puts on no shades between himself and God; and he inspires the JAMAHIRIYA to follow suit. In Libya there are no brothels, there is no polygamy, there are no public bars to get intoxicated with alcoholic beverages….and still the country was thriving (prior to the immoral corruption beginning in February of this year).

        The West has taken-over Bengazi—and already there is indecent partying going on in the Western Hospices and on TV…and they have openly distributed alcohol and pornographic materials to the Rebel rats. Now that the rats have tasted the carnal “gifts” from the West, they want more and more; and the contrast to what Libya was, prior to February, and what it has become, is so striking. It also has made the fundamentalists in the East more violent, wanting to install “sharia law” onto the women—making them burked while the men fornicate with little boys! Horrible! All that was outlawed under the green of the Jamahiriya!

        Please pray, like Our brother-leader, that soon things will return to their pristine innocent-State. To the beauty of the dream which IS the JAMAHIRYA [the GREAT VISION of Moammar Gadhafi]; so that it once again will be a reflection of its loving FOUNDER: THAT the Jewel of Africa will shed the clean peace and beauty of God’s (ALLAH’s) light back upon all the former “DARK” CONTINENT….

  4. Do you remember when G.W.BUSH, Jr. announced to SADAAM HUSSEIN aboard the U.S. Warship [that] “if you and your sons step-down, we will not bomb you” ??? History is swiftly repeating itself. What kind of terrorist threat to the world are the Gadhafis???

      • hhhpets writes 01 June 2011:

        Nice analysis. However, in your history of Libya, you forgot 1977, a very important date in Libyan history where Gaddafi stepped down and Libya started a unique system of democracy. Could you go to my channel and watch “the green book, slightly updated version” and tell me what you think?

      • مجلس النواب الامريكي يرفض قرارا يجيز العمليات في ليبيا | أخبار الشرق الأوسط | Reuters
        ara.reuters.com

        اطبع هذا الموضوع نص
        1 / 1تكبير للحجم الكاملواشنطن (رويترز) – وجه المشرعون في مجلس النواب الامريكي ضربة رمزية لسياسة الرئيس باراك اوباما يوم الجمعة بعدما رفضوا قرار كان من شأنه اجازة تدخله العسكري المحدود ضد الزعيم الليبي معمر القذافي لمدة عام. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives a symbolic blow to the policy of President Barack Obama on Friday after they rejected a resolution that would leave limited military intervention against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi for a year.
        وصوت مجلس النواب الذي يقوده الجمهوريون برفض قرار يؤيد المشاركة الامريكية في المهمة التي يقودها حلف شمال الاطلسي في ليبيا بأغلبية 295 صوتا مقابل 123 فيما يتمشى الى حد كبير مع حجم الكتل الحزبية في المجلس. The House voted to reject the Republican-led resolution supporting U.S. participation in the mission led by NATO in Libya by a majority of 295 votes to 123 with largely consistent with the size of party blocs in the council. وغضب المجلس بسبب عدم سعي أوباما للحصول على موافقة الكونجرس على العمل العسكري في ليبيا. Council and anger because of Obama’s quest to get congressional approval for military action in Libya.

  5. Associated Press writer Andrea Rodriguez reported this story in Havana and Alexandra Olson from Mexico City.
    AP writers Carolina Herrera in Managua, Nicaragua, and Fabiola Sanchez in Caracas, Venezuela, contributed to this report.

    Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro CASTROsaid Tuesday that the unrest may be a pretext for a NATO invasion of Libya, while Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega offered support for Gadhafi, saying he had telephoned to express solidarity.
    Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, like Pope Benedict XVI, issuing a statement expressing concern over “the regrettable loss of many lives” and urging both sides to find a peaceful solution.

    Latin America’s leftist leaders have found common cause with Gadhafi over his opposition to U.S. foreign policy and sympathized with his revolutionary rhetoric. Gadhafi has responded over the years by awarding the Moammar Gadhafi International Human Rights Prize to Castro, Ortega, Chavez and Evo Morales of Bolivia.
    While the United States, Europe and the U.N. Security Council have forcefully denounced the crackdown, Ortega has been Gadhafi’s staunchest ally. He said in remarks excerpted by state radio Tuesday that he had kept in communication with the Libyan leader, expressing his solidarity over the “moments of tension.”
    “There is looting of businesses now, there is destruction. That is terrible,” Ortega said. He added that he told Gadhafi “difficult moments put loyalty to the test.”
    Castro, meanwhile, said in a column published Tuesday by Cuban state media that it is too early to criticize Gadhafi.
    “You can agree or not with Gadhafi,” Castro said. “The world has been invaded by all sorts of news … We have to wait the necessary time to know with rigor how much is fact or lie.”
    But he did urge protests of something that he says is planned: A U.S.-led invasion of the North African nation aimed at controlling its oil.
    “The government of the United States is not concerned at all about peace in Libya and it will not hesitate to give NATO the order to invade that rich country, perhaps in a question of hours or very short days,” Castro wrote.
    “An honest person will always be against any injustice committed against any people in the world,” Castro said. “And the worst of those at this instant would be to keep silent before the crime that NATO is preparing to commit against the Libyan people.”
    While Chavez has not commented publicly on the unrest in Libya, Venezuela’s foreign minister issued a statement Monday saying he had phoned his Libyan counterpart to express hopes that Libya can find “a peaceful solution to its difficulties … without the intervention of imperialism, whose interests in the region have been affected in recent times.”

    In Cuba, the government-run website Cuba debate published Castro’s column alongside photos of calm streets in Havana — which it said were taken at a place where opponents
    abroad had urged protesters to gather.
    Ortega accused opposition forces in Nicaragua of trying to generate chaos and made a point of saying he has ordered his security forces not to repress any demonstrations.
    _____________________________________________________________

    I am saying that there is more going on with this than meets the eye! Since when are we now siding with the Al-Quaeda? Gadhafi is taking the Fall for this. Yes, it is in the economic
    and oil interests that they are contemplating this war in Libya…. The West has already frozen and accessed all of Libya & Gadhafi’s personal banking- holdings. As I said before,
    maybe they think this is how to get out of government financial bankrupcy. Again, this is a disgarce upon the US in particular and the European NATO nations. Even CLINTON
    admits that the UPRISING in Libya was initiated and funded by Al-QUAEDA. I feel for the Gadhafi family. They are not terrorist or mad like the Media and US Government is
    portraying them. Where will they go? Who would permit such a “security risk” in their borders? I am afraid, the only solution the West cares about is BLOOD: KILLING THE GADHAFI CLAN.
    The CIA was behind this from the beginning. IT IS SO UGLY! —and yes, the USA IS ready to declare WAR!

  6. Conditions given by Gadhafi to leave the Libyan State: ONLY an “Honorable” EXIT :
    Gadhafi will leave Libya under specific conditions
    REUTERS
    Muammar Gadhafi states he is ready to leave the Libyan State as long as his safety and that of his family is guaranteed. The information was revealed Monday, 07 March 2011 by Al Jazeera television channel but not yet confirmed Tuesday, 08 March.
    The “Guide” of The Libyan State has offered the insurgents to unite the General People’s Congress [a body that acts like a parliament] in negotiating his departure. He seeks the full criminal immunity which the rebels of “THE OPPOSITION” have formally denied him .
    http://news.fr.msn.com/m6-actualite/monde/photo.aspx?cp-documentid=156209874&page=2

  7. In 1977, Moammar Gadhafi gave all his “power” over to the “People’s Authority” of Libya. He was no longer the Libyan “head-of-state”. Under the new government he designed, “THE PEOPLE LEAD” themselves. He remains their “GUIDE” or “Brotherly Leader”….Libya is his countery; so, why should he, or his family, be forced to leave his homeland?

    So, NATO tried to kill him the evening when he and his wife were visiting their youngest son playing with Gadhafi’s grandchildren!

    (convieniently, covering all this up, this was the night of the mock death of Bin-Laden! )

    • Published 17:58 08.06.11
      Latest update 17:58 08.06.11
      Gadhafi’s daughter files war crimes lawsuit against NATO
      Aisha Gadhafi lost her infant daughter, brother and nephew in an 30 April 2011 attack on the Libyan leader’s house.
      By DPA
      Muammar Gadhafi’s daughter has filed a war crimes lawsuit in Belgium over the 30 April 2011 NATO attack on the Libyan leader’s compound, in which her infant daughter, brother and two nephews were killed, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

      Aisha Gaddafi reportedly filed the complaint under Belgium’s “universal competence” law, war crimes or genocide suits can be brought against foreign leaders, as long as a connection can be established between Belgium and the defendant.
      NATO bombs Tripoli
      Smoke rises after coalition air strikes in Tripoli, June 7, 2011.

      Photo by: Reuters
      “We think that bombing a civilian home where a man and three children were living is not part of the mandate given to the members of the United Nations by the Security Council resolutions on Libya, “Luc Brossolet, a French lawyer acting for Aisha Gaddafi, told Belgium’s Le Soir newspaper.

      On 30 April 2011, 20:09 NATO planes enforcing a no fly zone over Libya bombed Muammar Gadhafi’s Tripoli compound, killing Saif al-Arab, his four-month-old granddaughter Mastoura and grandson’s Seif and Carthage, both aged two.

      NATO says it is bombing Gadhafi’s “command and control centres: – including his Bab al-Aziziya home.
      “The fact that NATO has its seat in the Belgian capital is enough to place the military alliance under Belgian jurisdiction,” Brossolet said.

      But law expert Francois Dubuisson from Brussels’ Free University (ULB) told Le Soir that as an international organization, NATO “enjoys immunity from prosecution.”
      Under a previous version of the universal competence law, which did not require connections with Belgium to be established, lawsuits targeted then US President George W. Bush and other administration official over the Iraq war, causing significant friction between the US and Belgium. The suits were all thrown out by Belgian magistrates.

  8. Message from Colonel Mu’ummar Qaddafi
    13.04.2011
    Gaddafi Unplugged and Uncensored

    Translated by Professor Sam Hamod, Ph.D.

    Recollections of My Life: Col. Mu’ummar Qaddafi, The Leader of the Revolution. April 5, 2011.

     

    In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful…

    For 40 years, or was it longer, I can’t remember, I did all I could to give people houses, hospitals, schools, and when they were hungry, I gave them food. I even made Benghazi into farmland from the desert, I stood up to attacks from that cowboy Reagan, when he killed my adopted orphaned daughter, he was trying to kill me, instead he killed that poor innocent child. Then I helped my brothers and sisters from Africa with money for the African Union.

    I did all I could to help people understand the concept of real democracy, where people’s committees ran our country. But that was never enough, as some told me, even people who had 10 room homes, new suits and furniture, were never satisfied, as selfish as they were they wanted more. They told Americans and other visitors, that they needed “democracy” and “freedom” never realizing it was a cut throat system, where the biggest dog eats the rest, but they were enchanted with those words, never realizing that in America, there was no free medicine, no free hospitals, no free housing, no free education and no free food, except when people had to beg or go to long lines to get soup.

    No, no matter what I did, it was never enough for some, but for others, they knew I was the son of Gamal Abdel Nasser, the only true Arab and Muslim leader we’ve had since Salah-al-Deen, when he claimed the Suez Canal for his people, as I claimed Libya, for my people, it was his footsteps I tried to follow, to keep my people free from colonial domination – from thieves who would steal from us.

    Now, I am under attack by the biggest force in military history, my little African son, Obama wants to kill me, to take away the freedom of our country, to take away our free housing, our free medicine, our free education, our free food, and replace it with American style thievery, called “capitalism,” but all of us in the Third World know what that means, it means corporations run the countries, run the world, and the people suffer. So, there is no alternative for me, I must make my stand, and if Allah wishes, I shall die by following His path, the path that has made our country rich with farmland, with food and health, and even allowed us to help our African and Arab brothers and sisters to work here with us, in the Libyan Jamahiriya.

    I do not wish to die, but if it comes to that, to save this land, my people, all the thousands who are all my children, then so be it.

    Let this testament be my voice to the world, that I stood up to crusader attacks of NATO, stood up to cruelty, stood up to betrayal, stood up to the West and its colonialist ambitions, and that I stood with my African brothers, my true Arab and Muslim brothers, as a beacon of light. When others were building castles, I lived in a modest house, and in a tent. I never forgot my youth in Sirte, I did not spend our national treasury foolishly, and like Salah-al-Deen, our great Muslim leader, who rescued Jerusalem for Islam, I took little for myself…

    In the West, some have called me “mad”, “crazy”, but they know the truth yet continue to lie, they know that our land is independent and free, not in the colonial grip, that my vision, my path, is, and has been clear and for my people and that I will fight to my last breath to keep us free, may Allah almighty help us to remain faithful and free.

     

    c: Col. Mu’ummar Qaddafi, 2011/05/04

    Copyright Col. Mu’ummar Qaddafi, – Mathaba.Net

  9. Saif al_Islam GADAFI’s Call for the DEFENSE of LIBYA: 21 FEBR. 2011:

    Full text of Saif Gaddafi’s speech [ 75191 ] –
    Seif al-Islam Gaddafi

    Saif's call to defense

    Full text of Saif Gadaffi’s speech, as Transcribed and tweeted live
    by @SultanAlQassemi with screenshots from AlJazeera.

    20 February 2011

    I saw that I had to speak to you. Many Libyans asked me to speak. I don’t have a paper or a document to read from.I will not speak in classical Arabic, I will speak in Libyan, I don’t have any papers, this is a talk from the heart & mind. We all know that the region is passing through an earthquake, a hurricane or change. If this change does not come from the govts it will come from the people, we have seen this in other Arab countries. Today I will tell you only truth only. We know that there are opposition figures living abroad who have support in Libya. There people try to use Facebook for a revolution to copy Egypt. These people want to bring Libya to what happened in Egypt & Tunisia. We saw this on facebook and on emails. The country did a pre-emptive move by arresting some people before the protests, shots were fired, people died. The anger was directed at the police in Benghazi. People wanted to storm the police stations, people died, funerals occurred. This is a summary of what happened in Bengazi, now there is a major Fitna and a threat to the unity of Libya. Of course there were many deaths, which angered many people in Benghazi, but why were there people killed? The army was under stress, it is not used to crowd control so they shot, but I called them. The army said that some protesters were drunk, others were on hallucinogens or drugs. The army has to defend its weapons. And the people were angry. So there were deaths, but in the end Libyans were killed.

    There are thee parts behind this

    1- Political Activists whom we agree with,
    2- What happened in Bayda are Islamic elements. Bayda is my town, my mother is from there. People called me. They stole weapons and killed soldiers. They want to establish an Islamic Emirate in Bayda. Some people took drugs & were used by these protesters.
    3. The third part are these children who took the drugs and were used. These are facts like it or not.

    We have arrested tens of Arabs and Africans, poor people, millions were spent on them to use them by millionaire businessmen. There are people who want to establish a countries in parts of Libya to rule, Like the Islamic Emirate. One person said he is the Emir of Islamic Emirate of Darna. The Arabic Media is manipulating these events. This Arabic media is owned by Arabs who are distorting the facts but also our media failed to cover the events.

    Then there are the Baltagiya who destroyed public property, they fled jails. There are our brothers who sit and drink coffee and watch TV and laugh at us when they see us burn our country.

    It is no lie that the protesters are in control of the streets now. Libya is not Tunis or Egypt. Libya is different, if there was disturbance it will split to several states. It was three states before 60 years. Libya are Tribes not like Egypt. There are no political parties, it is made of tribes. Everyone knows each other. We will have a civil war like in 1936. American Oil Companies played a big part in unifying Libya. Who will manage this oil? How will we divide this oil amongst us? Who will spend on our hospitals? All this oil will be burnt by the Baltagiya (Thugs) they will burn it. There are no people there. 3/4s of our people live in the East in Benghazi, there is no oil there, who will spend on them? Your children will not go to schools or universities. There will be chaos, we will have to leave Libya if we can’t share oil. Everyone wants to become a Sheikh and an Emir, we are not Egypt or Tunisia so we are in front of a major challenge.

    We all now have arms. At this time drunks are driving tanks in central Benghazi. So we all now have weapons. The powers who want to destroy Libya have weapons. There will be a war & no future. All the firms will leave, we have 500 housing units being built, they won’t be completed. Remember my words. 200 billion dollars of projects are now underway, they won’t be finished.

    You can say we want democracy & rights, we can talk about it, we should have talked about it before. It’s this or war. Instead of crying over 200 deaths we will cry over 100,000s of deaths. You will all leave Libya, there will be nothing here. There will be no bread in Libya, it will be more expensive than gold.

    Before we let weapons come between us, from tomorrow, in 48 hours, we will call or a new conference for new laws. We will call for new media laws, civil rights, lift the stupid punishments, we will have a constitution. Even the LEader Gaddafi said he wants a constitution. We can even have autonomous rule, with limited central govt powers. Brothers there are 200 billion dollars of projects at stake now. We will agree to all these issues immediately. We will then be able to keep our country, unlike our neighbors. We will do that without the problems of Egypt & Tunisia who are now suffering. There is no tourism there. We will have a new Libya, new flag, new anthem. Or else, be ready to start a civil war and chaos and forget oil and petrol.

    What is happening in Bayda and Benghazi is very sad. How do you who live in Benghazi, will you visit Tripoli with a visa? The country will be divided like North and South Korea we will see each other through a fence. You will wait in line for months for a visa. If we don’t do the first scenario be ready for the second scenario:

    The British FM called me. Be ready for a new colonial period from American and Britain. ou think they will accept an Islamic Emirate here, 30 minutes from Crete? The West will come and occupy you. Europe & the West will not agree to chaos in Libya, to export chaos and drugs so they will occupy us.

    In any case, I have spoken to you, we uncovered cells from Egypt and Tunisia and Arabs. The Libyans who live in Europe and USA, their children go to school and they want you to fight. They are comfortable. They then want to come and rule us and Libya. They want us to kill each other then come, like in Iraq. The Tunisians and Egyptians who are here also have weapons, they want to divide Libya and take over the country.

    We are in front of two choices, we can reform now, this is an historic moment, without it there will be nothing for decades. You will see worse than Yugoslavia if we don’t choose the first option. Gaddafi is not Mubarak or Ben Ali, a classical ruler, he is a leader of a people. 10,000s of Libyans are coming to defend him. Over coastline Libyans are coming to support Gaddafi. The army is also there, it will play a big part whatever the cost. The army will play a big role, it is not the army of Tunisia or Egypt. It will support Gaddafi to the last minute. Now in the Green Square people shoot so that they show the world that the army is shooting. We must be awake.

    Now comes the role of the National Guard and the Army, we will not lose one inch of this land. 60 years ago they defended Libya from the colonialists, now they will defend it from drug addicts. Most of he Libyans are intelligent, they are not Baltagiya (thugs) Benghazi is a million and a half not the few thousands who are in the streets. We will flight to the last man and woman and bullet. We will not lose Libya. We will not let Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya and BBC trick us.

    We will live in Libya and die in Libya.

    • Libya: Making peace, defending the people
      Posted: 2011/06/26

      Photo: unarmed civilian defended by NATO

      On 8 March, NATO defense ministers met in Brussels to study an eventual intervention in Libya. The 17 month Resolution 1973 of the UNSC was approved with the abstention of Russia, China, Germany, India and Brazil. The text presents the essential: requirement of a ceasefire and dialogue between the parties (sections 1 and 2) and the establishment of interdiction flights for the stated purpose of “protecting” the population (points 6 and 7).

      The draft resolution submitted by France, Lebanon and the United Kingdom is based on an alleged, later proven false, massacre of civilians by government forces who they claim peacefully demanded political reforms.

      On the night of the 19th, the USA, UK and France attacked Libya. Since then, military and civilian targets have been attacked continuously by NATO, which has since taken command of operations.

      But remember that the alleged massacres were denied by accredited journalists (and hence it is permissible to doubt), that the social unrest in Libya took the form of a well-armed insurgency, which undoubtedly incorporated only part of the people, and evolved into a civil war. Unlike the social upheavals in other Arab and Muslim states, those who lead the rebellion explicitly asked for help from outside, from the former colonizers, despite the fact that other rebel forces reject any kind of foreign intervention.

      Noting further that it was different from the attitude of the imperialist powers and their henchmen, before in other revolts in which there have been scenes of extreme violence on the people (as in the case of Palestine, Bahrain, Yemen), they choked the supply of arms to the government while they provided arms and logistics to rebel groups.

      Remember that Libya’s foreign policy was guided by reasonable independence from imperial power (like Syria), and also the critical attitude of Libya regarding Israel.

      It is by combining these various factors that one can begin to understand the military intervention against Libya. It is a major war of the oil importing and exploitation powers, with past and present colonialist inclinations, against a non-aligned and well endowed nation with large energy reserves.

      It is not a war for the defense of Libyan civilians, but on behalf of large U.S. interests, and of the interests of United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands.

      It is a war for the appropriation and ownership of oil and important Libyan sovereign funds invested in Western countries.

      A war always causes death and suffering for the population. If the concern was to safeguard the population, repeated initiatives of dialogue and negotiations would have been considered, brokered by the African Union, Russia and Latin America and, in fact, they were proposed and accepted by Ghaddafi on behalf of the Libyan regime.

      The NATO intervention is once again proving that this organization is no more than the armed wing of the U.S. and its partners in robbery of wealth and control of people.

      This armed intervention in Libya is illegal and illegitimate. As the action of the “Contact Group on Libya,” constituting the attackers, in addition to usurping the powers that only the UN agencies have, they go way beyond the mandate that can be inferred from Resolution 1973: it does not call for the fall of the governmnt of Libya and does not provide for the bombing of civilian infrastructure, nor taking a position to support one party in the conflict.

      unarmed civilian defended by NATOThe rebels are neither more nor less than the Libyan government supporters of Gaddafi, thus making the military, political and financial support given to a terrorist rebel base a criminal interference in matters that only the Libyan people must resolve, including designating their legitimate representatives.

      The aggression of the US / NATO / EU on Libya, besides being the main obstacle to peace in this country, is an attack on international law. It’s a blatant aggression against the people who follow a path of self-determination and seek better living conditions.

      The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation strongly condemns the murder of civilians by any party to the conflict, reiterates its rejection of NATO intervention, responsible for massive destruction of lives and property, which converted a state of social agitation and unrest into a large scale civil war, and calls for respecting the will and sovereignty of the Libyan people.

      Infuriated, it denounces and is indignant about the position of the Portuguese Government which, in fact as President of the Sanctions Committee against Libya, renders political (and even logistical) aid to yet another war of prey, contrary to the Constitutional Principles of the Republic of Portugal.

      Translated from the Portuguese version by:

      Lisa Karpova

  10. The Meeting of the Brother Leader with the Heads of Churches Present throughout the Great Jamahiriya, the Ambassadors of Friendly Countries, and Political, Religious and Cultural Figures in Libyan Society Gadhafi speaks to Church leaders 30 Dec. 2006
    30.12.2006 http://www.algathafi.org/html-english/cat_01_02.htm
    I welcome you, brothers, on this great, blessed night, a night on which the feasts of some People of the Book coincided.
    Very recently, the whole world celebrated the passage of the year 2006 and the onset of the year 2007 after the birth of Christ, peace be upon him. Today, Friday, marks the Vigil at Mount Arafat during the great Hajj season, and, almost two days later, the New Year, marking the passage of 2,007 years after the circumcision of Christ after his birth on the 24th of this month. Also, in two days, 1,375 years will have passed since the passing of Prophet Muhammad, God’s peace and blessings be upon him, the last of the prophets.
    It behooves us as it does the entire world to mark these two dates, the birth of Jesus, peace be upon him, and the passing of Muhammad, God’s peace and blessings be upon him, because the birth of Jesus is one of God’s wonders and a divine miracle. Such a date should be marked and used as the basis of the calendar, and should be celebrated each year. The same goes for the passing of Muhammad, the last of the prophets, which is a cosmic event and should also be used as a basis for the calendar all over the world.
    The birth of Jesus, as we have already said, is one of God’s wonders and a miracle. You are well aware of the miracles of Jesus, peace be upon him, as told in the Koran; he spoke to people while still an enfant in the cradle, cured the sick and resurrected the dead, with God’s permission.. The Koran affirms that God took Jesus to Him and raised him to Him. God Almighty says in the Koran,” 1-“I will take thee to me and will raise thee to me”, and,” they did not slay him, neither crucified him, only a likeness of that was shown to them.”, and He also says,” ….and they slew him not of certainty,”.
    This being who, with God’s permission, resurrects the dead and cures the sick works wonders and miracles. We should contemplate his birth date, celebrate it and use it as a basis for the calendar. This date is matched by the passing of Muhammad, the last of the prophets. With his passing, the revelation ceased, heaven fell completely silent and would not address the earth after him till the Day of Judgment.
    The significance of the historic question is manifested when it is asked,” When did the revelation cease? When did God decide not to send messengers to earth? When did heaven fall silent and ceased to address the earth? When were the messengers advised of the day to which they had been deferred? “The answer will come on the day of decision. The answer is that this happened with the passing of the last of the prophets, Muhammad, God’s blessings and peace be upon him.
    In this reality which we are experiencing, gentlemen, it is difficult to declare the irrefutable truth, esp. in matters of religion, in addition to the other truths in matters of society, economics and politics. However, the reality we are experiencing has worsened and has come to pose a threat to peace, to the stability of the planet and to the lives of people.
    On the other hand, the door to the exploitation of religion has been thrown wide open, to the point that it has been used to justify ‘takfir’, terrorism, destruction, wars and mass murder Therefore he who does not declare the truth is a mute demon, and since nobody wants to be a mute demon, I felt it was my duty to meet with you.
    Tonight, we are honored with the presence of the heads of the churches present all over the Great Jamahiriya, and the ambassadors of friendly states, and leading political, religious and cultural figures in the Libyan society, and we are also honored with the presence of a Ugandan Queen from the Republic of Uganda, and the high-level delegation accompanying her. I felt that this was an appropriate occasion for me to declare some truths, which I did not discover, nor did I arrive at as a result of interpretation, as is happening at present.
    You have seen that the market for deception, heresy and sophistry is open to exploit the simple-minded, the common people and the masses. All those who have vested interests in heresy, the war profiteers and the arms traffickers, have benefited from the confusion and fallacies being promoted at present.
    According to our beliefs, I say that there is a huge fallacy regarding the question of religion. What is taking place now is merely an inherited tradition based on worldly, discretionary opinions, worldly positions and worldly interests. Sharp operators have exploited religion, adapted to serve their interests and presented it to us. Thus they created for us a religious reality which has nothing to do with religion.
    First, circling the Ka’aba and the vigil on Mount Arafat is supposed to be permissible for all people. The first fallacy is that they gave the right to perform this ritual to the followers of Muhammad only, which has no basis whatsoever in the religion, in the Koran or any other source.
    When the Koran was revealed to Muhammad, people had been circling the Ka’aba for 25 00 years in acknowledgement of Abraham, peace be upon him. Circling the Ka’aba is not restricted to Muhammad or his followers, but is open to all people. God says that the Ka’aba was the first house ever built for God’s worship. We will cite verses from the Koran, which are overlooked in the world, esp. by the followers of Muhammad. “The first house established for the people was that at Bekka, a place holy, and guidance to all beings.” God told us that the first house established for the people is not just for the Arabs or for Muhammad, but for all the people. This was the first house established for the people on the land, which is holy and guidance to all beings. It was the one at Bekka, which is the Ka’aba in Mecca. It is for all beings, not for the Arabs, the inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula or the inhabitants of Mecca. This refers to the spot on which the Ka’aba stands, which is sacred and not the building itself.
    There are those now who grab the covers of the Ka’aba and hold on to the building and the wall; this is paganism. If you were to say that now, millions of those who circle the Ka’aba would object. The sanctity does not lie in the building which was not built in the distant past, and which could collapse and be rebuilt. It is the land underneath it which is pure and holy, and which God said to Abraham and Ishmael to build the house on, so that that pure holy spot would be known. Otherwise nobody would know whether it was in this, that or another valley.
    This house built of brick, which we see now, and whose wall people touch, has no sanctity whatsoever. Also, circling the spot defined by the building is not confined to the Arabs or the followers of Muhammad, but is open to all beings. It was the first house established for the people. All the people from all the continents are entitled to circle the Ka’aba and keep vigil on Mount Arafat. Of those who would stop them, God said,” Those who disbelieve, and bar from God’s way and the Holy Mosque that we have appointed equal unto men…” He, who bars the people from circling the Ka’aba, be they inhabitants of the area or visiting from outside, is declared by God in the Koran as an unbeliever.
    If the Papal Legate wants to go tomorrow to circle the Ka’aba, then that is his right, because the Ka’aba is for all people .Of anyone who bars him, the Koran says, “Those who disbelieve, and bar from God’s way and the Holy Mosque that we have appointed equal unto men….” Such a person is considered a disbeliever, because he bars people from circling the Ka’aba. Who was it that told them that the Papal Legate is not allowed to visit the Ka’aba and circle it? Who said that? Who prevents him? Is there a verse in the Koran that bars him? No, there is not!
    Who are those that are barred from circling the Ka’aba? They are those of whom the Koran says,” the idolaters are indeed unclean; so let them not come near the Holy Mosque after this year of theirs.” The idolater is unclean. Then, who is the idolater who should be barred from circling the Ka’aba? He is the one who does not worship God alone, does not believe in the one God, and worships idols.
    The word ‘Al-mushrekeen’ (idolaters) in the Koran always denotes those Arabs who worshipped idols. Those were polytheists and worshipped ‘Allat’, ‘Alazza’, and the third one,’ Mounat’, and other idols. Those are unclean idolaters, and, as such, must not be allowed anywhere near the Holy Mosque. Anyone to whom this does not apply is entitled to go and circle the Ka’aba. This call must be put into effect as of now, and all people must be allowed to circle the Ka’aba. Such a call has great benefits.
    I have spoken about the world which is currently worsening. God wanted all people to circle the Ka’aba for a reason.” We appointed House to be a place of visitation for the people,” “and a sanctuary, and ‘Take to yourselves Abraham’s station for a place of prayer.’ And we made covenant with Abraham and Ishmael,” Purify My house for those that shall go about it and those that cleave to it, to those who bow and prostrate themselves.
    It was Abraham, not Muhammad, whom God ordered to build this house, purify it and call the people to circle it,” And when we appointed the House to be a place of visitation “that is a meeting place for people. God wants all beings to meet annually around the Ka’aba, so that mankind would unite and get to know each other.
    This is an international conference like the U.N. General Assembly, which holds an annual session where delegations meet, make statements, and attempt to achieve peace on earth and harmony and cooperation among peoples. This is exactly what God wants the Ka’aba to be, a meeting place. God wanted the Ka’aba to be an annual meeting place for all people, not only for the Arabs or the followers of Muhammad.
    This monopoly of the Ka’aba is racist. The Ka’aba is for all people, and there is great wisdom in that. All the people from all the continents, America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, are required to come every year, circle the Ka’aba and meet each other. This is joint worship.
    If someone were to tell you that if you circle the Ka’aba, you would become followers of Muhammad, then such a person is a liar and an impostor. People had been required to circle the Ka’aba for 2500 years before Muhammad, since the age of Abraham. All the people used to circle the Ka’aba before the Koran and before Muhammad. God said,” It is the duty of all men towards God to come to the House a pilgrim, if he is able to make his way there.” He did not say only the Arabs. Also, He did not say that it was the duty of the Arabs, the followers of Muhammad or the inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula towards God, but He said “It is the duty of all men towards God.” This means He is asking all men to go on a pilgrimage to the Ka’aba. He also said,”…and proclaim among men the pilgrimage,” which was addressed to Abraham and not to Muhammad, because the pilgrimage predates Muhammad..
    When Abraham built the Ka’aba, He said to him,” and proclaim among men the Pilgrimage, and they shall come unto thee on foot they shall come from every deep ravine…” He was asking Abraham to proclaim among men; He did not ask him to proclaim among Arabs, the inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula or those of Mecca, but asked him to proclaim among all men. He asked him to call all men to go on pilgrimage, because God, in his wisdom wanted all humanity to meet around the Ka’aba, so that we can achieve understanding, peace and human brotherhood.
    Of course, were you to say this in the Arabian Peninsula, in a political or a diplomatic context, it would cause an earthquake, but they have no argument to disprove it. I challenge them to cite one Koranic verse barring the followers of Jesus, Moses or of any other religion from circling the Ka’aba! There is no such verse, and only the unclean disbeliever is barred.
    If someone were to say that he disbelieves, then we would not let him anywhere near the Holy Mosque. However, monks, priests, clerics and millions upon millions of the People of the Book are not unclean disbelievers. Then, how can we bar them from the pilgrimage? This must be enforced and become a reality.
    Show me another place on the globe that people circle! There is only one such place which is the Ka’aba. Fortunately, now there are satellites that transmit these images to all of humanity and to the entire world.
    Now people view this awe-inspiring sight of millions circling the Ka’aba, performing this rite of worship. Is this to be found anywhere else in the world? No, but there are shrines, such as those in India, where the Sikhs the or the Brahmin visit Taj Mahal, and the Buddhists visit the statue of Buddha, and the followers of Jesus, Moses or Muhammad visit Jerusalem. This is a visit.
    People visit the Holy Sepulcher, just as we believe that Muhammad is buried in the mosque located in Al-Medina and people go to visit it. This is a visit and not a rite of worship. And if you go to visit Muhammad’s grave, then your pilgrimage is invalid, because visiting the Messenger’s grave if such a grave exists at all, is not part of the pilgrimage. The grave, in our view, does not exist, because all graves were leveled after the emergence of the Wahabi reform movement, which leveled graves and eliminated all Islamic landmarks. I believe that it is not certain that Muhammad’s grave exists. However, whether it exists or not does not concern us.
    If you want to visit the Vatican, then this is a visit to the Pope whom you want to greet, and if you want to visit Muhammad’s grave and read “Al-Fatiha” for him, or if you were curious to see the grave, then this is a visit.
    However, there is no place on earth other than the Ka’aba that people circle. It is the only place that God commanded all people to circle, and you do not have to be a follower of Muhammad, Moses or Jesus. God never set down this condition, but simply said that you should circle the Ka’aba. Then you can perform your rites of worship, whether it is the prayer we perform or the prayer someone else performs in the church in a different manner. One may meditate and another may do movements, for each person is free to worship God in his own way. One person may fast from midnight till midday for forty days, while another may fast from sunrise till sunset for thirty days. It is alright for one to fast and pray in the way that was prescribed for him, but circling the Ka’aba is a common worship.
    Now, not all pilgrims visit Al-Madina, and they do not necessarily visit the Messenger’s grave because they know that it is not a rite of worship. Some visit it while others do not, and they are not faulted for that. You may or may not visit Jerusalem, since that is not stipulated, and the same applies to the Vatican and to Taj Mahal, but circling the Ka’aba is the only stipulation, as it is not a visit, but a rite of worship. This is one of the facts that will undo the distorted situation prevailing now and the erroneous beliefs.
    We can no longer remain silent in the face of the fallacies, sophistry and heresy we are witnessing at present, as we hear about Armageddon, and terrorism and witness the destruction. We can no longer remain silent, for he who knows the truth must proclaim it.
    The second truth is that it is a fallacy to say Muslims are the followers of Muhammad. The followers of Muhammad are not the only Muslims. The followers of Jesus are also Muslims, and so are the followers of Moses, of Abraham, of Noah, of Idriss, of Saleh, and of all the prophets. This is stated in the Koran.
    Perhaps Sheikh Alzanati or Sheikh Aldukali who, God bless them, know the Koran by heart, can help us by citing those verses that tell us that a Muslim is not only the followers f Muhammad. First, didn’t the Koran say that he was a Muslim?
    Sheikh Al dukali takes the floor.
    Intervention by Sheikh Aldukali:
    Brother Leader,
    There is a holy verse which instructs the Messenger, blessings and peace be upon him, to follow the example of the prophets who came before him, as the Almighty says,” That is our argument, which We bestowed upon Abraham as against his people. We raise in degrees whom we will; surely thy Lord is All-wise, All-knowing. And We gave him Isaac and Jacob—–each one We guided, And Noah We guided before ; and of his seed David and Solomon, Job and Joseph, Moses and Aaron—even so We recompense the good doers—Zachariah and John, Jesus and Elias; each was of the righteous; Ishmael and Elisha, Jonah and Lot—each one We preferred above all beings; and of their fathers , and of their seed , and of their brethren ; and We elected them, and We guided them to a straight path. That is God’s guidance; He guides by it whom He will of His servants; had they been idolaters, it would have failed them, the things they did.”
    Colonel Al-Gathafi:
    Pardon, we want the verse which states that Abraham was a Muslim.
    Sheikh Aldukali: Yes, here it is,” Those who were guided by God’. These are instructions for God’s Messenger, God’s peace and blessings be upon him, Those are they whom God had guided; so follow their guidance,” This means he is required to follow their guidance, as he is also required to follow the guidance of Abraham,” “Surely, Abraham was a nation obedient unto God, a man of pure faith and no idolater, showing thankfulness for His blessings; He chose him, and He guided him to a straight path. And we gave him in this world good”.
    Colonel Al-Ghathafi:
    Abraham in truth was not a Jew, or a Christian; but he was a Muslim and one pure of faith; certainly he was never of the idolaters.” This means that Abraham was a Muslim.
    Then He said,” And Abraham charged his sons with this and Jacob likewise:’ My sons, God has chosen for you the religion; see that you die not save in surrender.” In other words, Jacob told his sons not to die except as Muslims, and this was before Muhammad .What did Pharaoh’s magicians say when they proclaimed their belief in Moses and Aaron?
    Sheikh Al dukali:
    They said, “We believe in the Lord of Moses and Aaron”
    Colonel A-lGhathafi:
    There is a verse that says that they proclaimed their adherence to Islam.
    Sheikh Aldukali:
    And to Him we surrender”.
    Colonel Alghathfi: Pharaoh’s magicians, when they acknowledged the wonders of Moses, said,” We believe…….in the Lord of Moses and Aaron,” which means that Abraham was a Muslim. And when death came to Jacob, what did he charge his sons?
    Sheikh Aldukali:” Why, were you witnesses, when death came to Jacob? When he said to his sons, ‘What will you serve after me?” they said, ‘We will serve thy God and the God of thy fathers Abraham, Ishmael and Isaac, One God; to Him we surrender.”
    The leader: The sons of Jacob told their father,” We will worship God as Muslims”. And the magicians of Pharaoh, when they believed in the Lord of Moses and Aaron, said,” We are Muslims”. Also, Abraham said,” I am a Muslim. People who believe in God are Muslims. Therefore, when Muhammad came, those who followed him joined this religion,” and I have approved Islam for your religion”.
    Sheikh Aldukali:” Today I have perfected your religion for you, and I have completed My blessing upon you, and I have approved Islam for your religion.”
    Colonel Al-Gathafi: In other words, he told them ‘Do not worship idols .The Islam before me is the Islam of Jesus, Moses and Abraham”. Fine, why do we say that Islam is a universal religion? Because there are idols, and there is God. The worship of idols is the worship of the devil, of the planets, of craven images, of natural phenomena, etc. This idolatry is the Devil’s party, and God’s party is Islam, which are those who believe in God. All those who believed in God were Muslims before Muhammad. The last group to join the Islamic religion, which had been id existence since the days of Abraham, wore the followers of Muhammad.
    Another fallacy is when they say: “Muslims are terrorists….Islam is terrorism”. This means that they are disparaging all those who believe in God When one disparages Muslims, one is disparaging all the People of the Book, because all those who surrender to God are Muslims .If one says that Muslims are terrorists , then that means that Danes, Americans, Canadians, Australians, Indians, and Arabs are all terrorists.
    Muhammad , God’s blessings and peace be upon him, never addressed those who believed in him by saying, “ O. Muslims,” , but he used to address them as ‘believers’, ‘servants of God’, and ‘people’ .He used to address them as such , because Muslims are not only those who believed in Muhammad; rather , all those who believe in God are Muslims. This is the will of God, and this religion is God’s religion. When we are told that,” For God, the religion is Islam,” this means that those who believed in Muhammad are following the right religion.
    For God, religion, whether it is that of Jesus, of Moses, or of Abraham, is Islam. Surrender to God is the right religion in the eyes of God, and those who do not surrender to God are not Muslims;” If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah) never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who have lost’.
    Who will be in the ranks of those who have lost, and of whom it will be not accepted? It is he who does not believe in God, because he who believes in God is a Muslim. We are now in a positive situation which, like the Islamic Sharia’a, is man-made. The Sharia’a is not Islamic, but is the result of discretionary interpretation. One applied his discretionary interpretation to penalties, while another applied it to procedures and a third to Sharia’ provisions.
    These are discretionary interpretations which they called Islamic Sharia’a, but this is not true. The Islamic Sharia’a is the sacred books. The Islamic Sharia’a is the revealed texts. Thus we are before many distortions and forgeries.
    In the Bible, it is said that Muhammad is a prophet who comes after Jesus. Jesus told his followers to follow that prophet who would come after him,” Confirming the Law before me”. Jesus said to his followers, “O Children of Israel! I am the apostle of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me, and giving Glad Tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.” In other words, he was telling them about a prophet who would come after him, so they would follow him.
    This means that they would be happy when they follow that prophet to come after Jesus, because this is good tidings, and the Arabic word for Bible, ‘Injeel’, means good tidings. Where is that statement? It is not there, which means that someone deleted it.
    I said that there are things in Christianity, Judaism, and Mohammedanism, which is a more precise term, which have been distorted for such purposes as oppressing people to control them and seize their money. Thus, they created rituals and various forms with which to control the people. For example, if you want to lead the prayers, you must wear a cap. Who said that? Why can’t I lead the prayers bare-headed? They say it is because the cap would distinguish the Imam (the prayer leader) and would be like a crown for him.
    Do this, and dress like this. No, Jesus did not dress like this, and neither did Moses or Muhammad, who used to dress like the people living in Al-Medina and Mecca. He used to lift his robe, because there were swamps in Al_Madina. They used to plant palm trees, draw water, wash with water, and build mosques and houses, so they had to lift their robes. Someone comes now and lifts his robe claiming that he is emulating the Prophet, while he is in a dry desert without any swamps. So why should he lift his robe? This is charlatanism not religion.
    As for the Koran, these days they don’t think of its meaning, but they baffle you with the proper way to recite it, and with twang and amalgamation of consonants. Hence, you feel at a loss, and wonder how you an memorize all that instead of thinking of the meaning of the verse. You preoccupy yourself with pronunciation, although consonant amalgamation and twang and such occur automatically. When you speak or read, two similar sounds automatically merge when they meet. For example, when you say ‘kibbati’, you are actually saying ‘kibdati’, because the ‘b’ and the‘d’ have been merged. Yet they still teach you that this is consonant amalgamation, and that this sound becomes mute, and that you pronounce that sound with the tip of the tongue, and so on. I am sure that Sheikh Aldukali has spent a lifetime studying this.
    They have even differentiated among mosques. We did not know that the Sunnis have their own mosque and that the Shia’ have their own mosque. In Nigeria, the followers of Muhammad are burning churches, and the followers of Jesus are burning mosques. These are infidels; a church is a house of worship and so is a mosque. If you believe in God, then how can you burn a place where the God you believe in is worshipped? You are supposed to hold it sacred, and revere the people because they worship God, whether in a mosque or a church. You are supposed to feel joyous and say,” These are believers like me who worship God and not the Devil.” However, the opposite is happening, and it is all due to a poor understanding of religion.
    Religion, in its current state, is rife with fallacies. Also, there are lots of things which are hidden. We want to search for the Bible in which Muhammad is mentioned. God told us that Jesus said that he brought good tidings of a prophet named Muhammad who was to come after him.
    If Moses had been alive when Jesus came, he would have immediately followed Jesus. You could have called him a Christian or whatever you want, but even Moses would have followed Jesus and subscribed to his teachings. Also, if Jesus had been alive when Muhammad came along, he would have immediately followed him. If we want to speak about religion, then this is religion. We should eliminate chauvinism, racism, colonialism and religious bigotry. A place of worship is where God is worshipped, and it is the same God.
    Let them disparage Muslims and say,” Muslims are terrorists,” and we should never answer. The followers of Muhammad must not speak up, because the word ‘Muslims’ does not denote them only , but denotes all the followers of monotheistic religions. When they disparage Muslims, they are disparaging the followers of Muhammad, Jesus, Moses, Abraham, and Noah. Let them say whatever they want. The followers of Muhammad are just one group of those Muslims who followed Moses, Jesus, Jacob, Isaac, Ishmael, Abraham, Zachariah, John, and Elijah. All their followers are Muslims.
    When they disparage the Prophet Muhammad, who came to all peoples, they are disparaging their own prophet. In Denmark, didn’t they disparage the Prophet Muhammad? They were disparaging their own prophet, because Muhammad is the prophet for Arabs, Danes, Australians, Canadians, Latin Americans and everyone, because he was the last of the prophets.
    If the followers of Muhammad do not believe in Jesus, Moses and all the prophets, then they cannot be true believers, because we do not differentiate among the prophets. In this regard, the Koran says,” them: And we bow to Allah (in Islam).” We believe in Allah, and the revelation given to us, and to Abraham, Isma’il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) prophets from their Lord: “We make no difference between one and another, and to him we surrender,”
    If you are not like this, then you do not believe in Muhammad, because he who believes in Muhammad must believe in Jesus, Moses, Isaac, and Ishmael. He must believe in them all and never differentiate among them.
    If Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and Jesus were alive today, our situation would have been very different. We would have found that the prophets were brothers, and we would have all been Muslims, believing in one God. As for those who did not believe, their reckoning would be on the Day of Judgment. If this had been the case, we would not have had the current problems. However, since it is not, people exploit religion to create different sects and denominations, and cause discord among people so they can exploit them.
    “And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: “O Children of Israel! I am the apostle of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me, and giving Glad Tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.” And told Muhammad not to say,” O, Arabs”, but”O, people” and,” O, people, I am God’s Messenger to all of you,’
    Those who are in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Australia and in the oceans, Muhammad is a Prophet for all of them. He did not only address the Arabs, but he said,” O people, I am God’s messenger to all of you,” He is telling them that he was coming to them in the tradition of Jesus and Moses, and that they were his brothers, that these were holy books which were the word of God, in which they have to believe in order to be Muslims.
    Why is it that the Torah and the Bible that we have do not mention Muhammad? This means someone reached out and crossed out any reference to Muhammad, and will be held to account on Judgment Day. This is a great sin, because God said something, and someone came and crossed it out. If we were to delete one word from the Koran,” We should have made thee taste an equal portion (of punishment) in this life, and an equal portion in death,” God would punish whoever did this many times the punishment of life and many times the punishment of death. Jesus is mentioned twenty five times in the Koran, and no follower of Muhammad can cross out the references to Jesus. If anyone were to do that there would be hell to pay, for how can a word that God said twenty five times be crossed out?
    In the Koran, Moses is mentioned a hundred and thirty eight times, and Mary is mentioned thirty eight times, which can never be crossed out. Thus the Koran had good things to say about Jews and Christians and their prophets, which nobody can cross out. Why didn’t they say,” No, cross these out, and say that only Muhammad and his followers are God’s chosen people.”? This would be disbelief, but the Torah and the Bible were written long after Jesus.
    We want to look for the Torah and the Bible, in which Muhammad is mentioned. “Those who disbelieve, and bar from God’s way and the Holy Mosque that we have appointed equal unto men,” Therefore anyone now barring Christians and Jews or the followers of other religions from circling the Ka’aba is a disbeliever,
    ” Those who disbelieve, and bar from God’s way and the Holy Mosque that we have appointed equal unto men, whether a dweller or coming from the country…”, that is those who are residents of the area or those who are visiting.” and any – them whose purpose therein is pro Behold! We gave the site, to Abraham, of the (Sacred) House, (saying): “Associate not anything (in worship) with Me; and sanctify My House for those who compass it round, or stand up, or bow, or prostrate themselves (therein in prayer). , “…and proclaim among men the Pilgrimage, and they shall come unto thee on foot and upon every lean beast, they shall come from every deep ravine “ This means that they will come from Australia, Canada, Switzerland and Finland. This was required two hundred and fifty years before Muhammad. “From every deep ravine” means from every remote corner, and not only the Arabs or those who believed in Muhammad.
    When we come to those who believe in Jesus, peace be upon him, they celebrate the day of his birth and the day of his circumcision; they truly believe in the mission of Jesus.

    What did Jesus say when he went up on the mountain and addressed the people? He said:” Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” In other words, he is asking people to be decent and meek, not colonialists, terrorists, bigots, hateful of other nations or marauding invaders.
    “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall have mercy.” Who does God have mercy on? He has mercy on those who have mercy on others. As for those who destroy people, strike with rockets, smart bombs and cruise missiles, crush children under the tracks of tanks, are they among the merciful? These He will punish because they are not among the merciful, and violate the teachings of Jesus. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth, and blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God,” Those who are pure of heart shall see God. As for those of dark hearts, who commit genocide, hate mankind, occupy lands, enslave their people and treat them like animals, they shall not see God.
    The ones who shall see God are those who are pure of heart; whose hearts are pure of colonialism, hatred, envy and spite. These are the people who shall see God. He who follows Jesus will be pure of heart, merciful and meek. If he believes in Jesus and is a true Christian, such will be his principles.
    But where are these teachings, in view of what is happening today in Iraq, Guantanamo, and Palestine, and what happened in Vietnam, the Philippines, in the two world wars, and the use of atom bombs in Japan ? Do they have the right to say,” We are Christians,”? Never!
    Blessed is the oppressed on earth, for they shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven, not the marauders and the tyrants on earth. Those have no place in Heaven; rather, they will be consigned to the lowest pit in Hell.
    Jesus says,” From him who takes away you cloak, do not withhold you tunic either,”, and he said to them,” You have heard it said ‘an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth’’, because that is found in the Torah, “but I say unto you, he who beats you on the cheek offer him the other cheek.” “He who walks a step towards you, walk a mile towards him,” In other words, if someone wants to befriend you, cooperates with you, ends his quarrel with you, and takes a step towards you; you should walk a mile towards him. These are the teachings of Christ. He also said to them, “No man can serve two masters…You cannot serve God and money,” How can capitalism now be compatible with the teachings of Christ?
    Abraham himself used to worship the sun, the moon and the stars. He could not be blamed for that, because he only came to know God when God himself told him. God told him,” I created them all, the sun, the moon and the stars that you worship, and the whole world,’ Then Abraham said,” Now, I have seen the light”.
    We only came to know about the resurrection, the Day of Judgment, and Heaven and Hell when God told us. Otherwise, we would have still been in the dark. The only religion we should adhere to is the religion of God. He who adheres to it believes in what God said to us. But if you disobey God’s words, then that is solely your concern, and you have to bear responsibility for that.

    No one can change anything in the Koran; otherwise, we would not be here. The Koran assigns blame to Muhammad, and it speaks about Jesus, Moses and the Jews. Perhaps, there were wars among them at the time, and yet Muhammad could not cross out the statements favorable to them, and neither could the scribes who wrote down the revelation, or the Muslims till the Day of Judgment. If someone were to cross out one world in the Koran, he would be consigned to Hell.
    Therefore, we are sure that this book is true, because there are things in it that are only known to us because God said them to us. Also, there are things in that Muhammad could not have put in, as they are not favorable to him. He said to him,” How were you a little inclined to them had we not strengthened you””. And He said to him,” In that case we should have made thee taste an equal portion (of punishment) in this life, and an equal portion in death,’ this verse was revealed to him, and he recited it to the people. Why did he not cross it out? Because he could not.
    We now come briefly to the problems we are experiencing today and which may be due to the charlatanism that befell religion, and the poor understanding of religion. We came to call the followers of Muhammad Muslims, the followers of Jesus Christians, and the followers of Moses Jews. We adopted dress codes that set us apart from each other, and built temples that are different from each other. However, in the past you could not tell a church from a mosque.
    Then racism and colonialism came along and with them came those who sought to control mankind. Anyone who wanted people to follow him like a herd would exploit religion. They would say,” build your temple so as to make it different from the temples of others,” Now, they are burning each others’ temples in Nigeria and in Palestine. Jesus did not bring a statue of him and one of Mary and put them in the temple. This happened later. Praying, fasting, giving alms to the poor and going on pilgrimage to the Ka’aba are all common rites of worship prescribed by all prophets. Anything else is a later development. Even when people cross themselves, they are doing something that Jesus did not do, because this signifies the crucifix, but Jesus himself did not pray in this way. Since there were no crucifixes then, this must have been developed after the passing of Jesus, Peace be upon him.
    This is like those who cite the Prophet’s sayings. If God wanted to tell us something, why did he not say it in the Koran? This is an imitation of the Jewish Talmud. They say that these are the laws of the tablets, but the Talmud was not written. What is the difference between the tablets and the Talmud? If God said it, then it is all the same. The problems that are plaguing us now are the result of the fallacies occurring in religion. If a religious or cultural revolution took place in the world now, and a new generation assumed its responsibility, then, possibly, the life of mankind on earth would improve, and peace, harmony and lone would prevail. Otherwise, we will persist in the arms race, in enmity and hatred, and destroy each other with nuclear bombs.
    Unfortunately, on this happy occasion which brings together the followers of several prophets, the mood is clouded by such things as the events in Palestine and Iraq, Abdul Basset Al-M egrahi, the Bulgarian nurses, and Saddam Hussein. These are tragedies. Behold what is happening in Palestine, Afghanistan and Iraq. These are catastrophes which we cannot ignore.
    On the one hand they say that there should be no interference in the function of courts. If a traitor and a lackey of imperialism is caught and sentenced by the court to death or imprisonment, they say,” You have no respect for the rule of law and for courts. You interfered in the work of the court and did not allow it perform its function. Why did you interfere and tell the court to sentence him to death?”
    Fine, we allowed the court to decide freely. However, they said,” You should interfere, change the sentence, acquit the Bulgarian nurses and release them promptly!” We said,” This is what the court decided,” They said,” No, we do not want to hear this. Release them.” We said,” Did you not say that the law should reign supreme, and you should abide by the decision of the court?”
    Therefore procedures, standards and relations among states have been subverted. There is a point which I haven’t addressed, because it is nasty and very tragic. First, it is very painful for angels of mercy and doctors who treat people to be charged with murder. This is intolerable, inconceivable and incredible. How can a nurse who is called an angel of mercy kill a child?
    The question is whether the medical team has been found guilty or not. If they have been found guilty, they should be sentenced to death. This is elementary. It is up to the court to decide if someone has committed premeditated murder or not, or if someone committed robbery or not. If he is found guilty, he should be punished, and if he is not found guilty, he should be acquitted.
    This is the first time I am addressing this story. It is not important whether the nurses in Benghazi will be sentenced to death or not. If someone has committed a crime punishable by death under the law, then the court will sentence him to death. If his crime is punishable by imprisonment, then the court will sentence him to a prison term. So far this does not settle this question. The question is whether the members of the medical team have been convicted of deliberately injecting Libyan children with the Aids virus. They have been found guilty and sentenced to death. This is a secondary question that has no bearing on the case whatsoever.
    Whether they have been sentenced to death or not is not important to me. Whoever perpetrates a crime has to be held accountable for it. This is a separate issue. The important question is: Why did you, members of the medical team, inject the children with the Aids virus? This is what we want to know, but we have not had an answer. Who ordered you? Who told you? Did someone come to you? Did Libyan Intelligence, American Intelligence, and Israeli Intelligence, Bulgarian Intelligence or Indian Intelligence come to you, gave you this vial, and told you to inject those children?
    We have to find this out. If it is proven that the nurses deliberately injected the children with the Aids virus, and have been sentenced to death, then that is not important. We should sentence them to death, if they actually carried out that act deliberately. In that case, the death sentence is a foregone conclusion. Punishment should be meted out to them, whether they are Bulgarians, Libyans or Pakistanis. The heart of the matter is to find out why the nurses injected the children with the Aids virus. If it is proven that it was the result of negligence or ignorance of the fact that the vial or the blood was contaminated with the Aids virus, then that is clearly a case of negligence and failure to take the proper precautions. Such cases have commensurate punishments. However, if was proven that it was a deliberate act, then why did they do it?
    Why did you inject the children with the Aids virus deliberately? Explain to us what interest you have, as a medical team, in killing 400 children. What interest does Bulgaria or Palestine have in your injecting Libyan children with the Aids virus?
    It is imperative that we know the interest of the nurses and the doctor in the death of 400 Libyan children. They must inform us of their interest in murdering 400 Libyan children. How does it serve the interest of Bulgaria if the Bulgarian medical team kills 400 Libyan Children? If someone came to them and told them to inject those children with the Aids virus, let them tell us about him. You injected them deliberately, but where did you get the idea? Who ordered you? You must tell us what intelligence service gave you the vial. This is the question that has yet to be answered, and for which we need an answer. Why did you inject them deliberately? Who ordered you to do it? What will you get out of it? Did they give you money? Did they threaten you? This remains a riddle.
    For me, this riddle is more important than the case. Whether they are sentenced to death or not, and whether they are released or not, is all irrelevant. What is relevant is what made a medical team inject children deliberately with the Aids virus. Who ordered them? Who gave them the virus? How did they obtain it? This is very important, because it could happen again tomorrow. It does not concern me if the team is Libyan, Bulgarian or Finnish. This is not important to me. What is important is that a medical team committed a deliberate act according the court’s verdict, and we want to know why they did that.
    Abdul Basset Al-Mugrahi was tried before a court whose competence was challenged by judges, lawyers and international observers who attended the trial, who said that there were elements in the court from the intelligence services of the state of nationality of the aircraft and of the state of nationality of the victims. This means that the court is not valid. The Non-Aligned Movement, the Arab League, the OIC and the U.N. have all said that Abdul Basset is a political hostage, and has not been convicted. The international observers have said that elements of certain intelligence services were present in the court, whispering to the judges.
    The competence of the court which tried Abdul Basset has been challenged, yet nobody says he should be released. Those who sentenced him say that it is all over, because the court had already pronounced the sentence.
    Why do you not say that the Benghazi court has already pronounced the sentence? Rather you say that the medical team should be released irrespective of the court’s decision. We too say that Abdul Basset should be released irrespective of the decision of the court in Scotland. This is the way it should be; you say,” No, he won’t be released,’ Fine, then these too will not be released.
    These are the corrupt standards. How can states establish friendship, cooperation and peace, if such double standards are the norm?
    Those who say that they established a fund to which states contributed to compensate the families and treat the children are deceiving the world. This is a lie, because there is nothing in the fund. Let us expose those states that said that they had established a fund, and made contributions to it to deal with the problems of the children. This is a lie. The fund is empty, and no state or company made any contributions.
    We now come to a question that is preoccupying world public opinion. Saddam Hussein has been sentenced to death. When will the sentence be carried out? Some say that it will happen tomorrow, and others say the day after tomorrow.
    First, Saddam Hussein is a prisoner of war who was overthrown by the forces of foreign invasion, and not by the Iraqi army or the Iraqi people. A foreign occupation seized the country and it’s President. The President was put in a cell, while the country fell under occupation and suffered genocide. That is the whole story.
    His trial was invalid, because he is a prisoner of war, which was acknowledged by the occupying powers that arrested him. The Hague and Geneva Conventions stipulate that he is a prisoner of war. Then, how can you try him? Once the military operations were over, he should have been released.
    If we assume, for the sake of argument, that he should be tried, then the powers that captured him, the U.S. and the U.K., should try him. But for an Iraqi court to try him, that is invalid. Such a court is a farce.
    Omar Al-Mukhtar was arrested by the Italians. They did not set up a Libyan court, and asked it to try him. The Italians formed their own nominal court and, immediately sentenced him to death. They occupied the country, arrested the leader of the resistance, and sentenced him to death. This is in the nature of tyranny and colonialism, and history recorded that the martyr Omar Al-Mukhtar fell in battle and was murdered by Italy.
    If they want to kill Saddam Hussein, let America and Britain kill him, and bear the responsibility. Let them bring American and British generals, set up a nominal court, and kill him,” You, Saddam Hussein, were the President of Iraq, and you made a nuclear bomb which we could not find. We destroyed your country and arrested you. Regardless of our view now, we do not want you; we want to get rid of you, and kill you.” Let them courageously bear their responsibility before the world, and kill him. But to say: “come Iraqis and try Saddam Hussein” is a joke. Who are they fooling? This is a farce. What has the Iraqi got to do with Saddam Hussein, when he himself is under occupation? All the Iraqis are under occupation, including their judges, their buildings, their laws and everything they have. The judge himself is enslaved and under occupation, with his home, his office, his law and everything he has.
    How can international treaties be breached? If this world still had a conscience, and , unfortunately, I, myself, am one of the people in charge in this base, degraded world, Saddam Hussein’s case would be brought before the ICJ, and before the U.N. General Assembly for an advisory opinion.
    Can the ICJ not decide on the basis of international law, how to deal with someone like that? The ICJ may hand down an advisory opinion to the effect that the court set up by the Americans in Iraq is legitimate and has the right to try Saddam Hussein and sentence him.
    Let the ICJ make such a statement, and let the U.N. General Assembly hold a session and pronounce itself. It is the Parliament of the world, and we want the Parliament of the world to speak up, because the court that tried him has not only been procedurally challenged, but the validity of the court itself has been challenged. Let the ICJ inform us whether a prisoner of war can be tried or not. We also would like to know whether the massacres perpetrated daily are punishable under international treaties, or not. Who is responsible for them? How come they discover a hundred, blindfolded bodies of unknown people every day? Who is using car bombs? Who is planting mines? Why do they not identify themselves if they are one of the resistance organizations? Why do they not declare:” We are such and such resistance, Shias, Sunnis or the devil?
    They could say,” This is our enemy, and we have done this,” But there is no one claiming responsibility for any operations. Why are all these operations anonymous while all other operations in the world are claimed? Even Al-Qaeda, which they consider a terrorist organization, claims responsibility for its operations. The Irish Republican Army, which is classified as a terrorist organization, claims responsibility for its operations. Among the Basques, ETA claims responsibility for its operations. Even Al-Zarqawi and others who are considered terrorists used to claim responsibility. They want to show that they are capable of striking at the enemy, and that they have an effective leadership and it is in their interest to announce these operations. Why is no one claiming the operations taking place every day in Iraq, which are claiming the lives of hundreds? Who is killing the experts and the scientists? What have the Shia and the Sunnis got to do with a scientist or a teacher? A chemistry teacher is found murdered. Does chemistry have anything to do with the Shia and the Sunnis? The man taught chemistry to Shia, Sunnis and the devil.
    How can the world celebrate, these glorious days, the passage of 2006 years since the birth of Christ, and mark the passage of 1374 years since the passing of the last of the prophets, while a tragedy is unfolding before our very eyes? Christ said,” You have heard it said’ an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth’ but I say unto you if someone beats you on your cheek, offer him the other cheek”.
    How can we remain silent while hearing every day about the death of a hundred or two hundred Iraqis? What is the reason for this genocide? This is mass murder targeting the Arab race. It is an annihilation campaign waged against Arabs, and that is the way it should be documented.
    We want the ICJ and the U.N. General Assembly to pronounce themselves on the case of Saddam Hussein, and the question of the genocide. Who is responsible for it? Someone must be held responsible and be tried for it.
    Fine, Saddam Hussein was tried for Al-Dujeil Massacre. They informed us that there were a hundred and forty victims. However, now there are a hundred and forty thousand victims. Who will be tried for the thousand Dujeils that are perpetrated every day? Or is it that Saddam Hussein’s Dujeil was criminal, while the Dujeils taking place now are alright?
    What kind of farce is this? Where is the Pope? Where is the Church? Where is Jesus? Where is Moses? Where is Muhammad? Where is Buddha? Where is Zarathustra? Where is Confucius? Where is the conscience of the world? What kind of hypocritical world is this? If only those committing these crimes would come out and confess, then the world would speak up and call them for what they are.
    This is genocide, which is punishable under international law before the International Criminal Court, and under all the treaties that combat crimes against humanity.
    There is no doubt that what is taking place in Iraq is genocide. After twenty years, Saddam Hussein has been accused of killing one hundred and forty people, and now, a hundred and forty thousand are dying each day. How many Saddams can we find to try for the Dujeils that are taking place today?
    Naturally the world is afraid. It is a hypocritical, petty world which is worthless and full of empty talk. This is a cowardly, despicable world that is incapable of telling the truth. There are mute devils among the adherents of all sects and religions, and in all the nations and the peoples. They are all insignificant and despicable. How can the world remain silent in the face of these massacres?
    Finally, on this occasion, copies of the White Book will be distributed to the ambassadors and the distinguished heads of churches. The White Book is the radical, optimal definitive solution the problem of the Middle East or the Problem of Palestine.
    There is no other solution other than the establishment of one state. Those who speak of two states are wasting time, are not serious, and know nothing about the Question. They do not know the geography or the people. The area located between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean can never accommodate two states. They are sacrificing the Jews and the Palestinians. Those who speak of ‘two states’ do not care for the future of the Jews or that of the Palestinians.
    Kossiga, the President of Italy, once said to an envoy I sent him,” Listen! We do no care about what happens to the Palestinians and the Jews tomorrow; we do not care even if they go to hell. What concerns us nowadays is that we want to establish peace in our time. We can establish two states or something else. However, if this peace later proves to be a time bomb, then let it blow them both up.” This is the way they view it. They would like to say,” The problem of Palestine was resolved during the rule of President so and so. We held negotiations and solved it. If, after that, they annihilate each other, we do not care. ” Thus, those who speak of two states deceive the Jews and the Palestinians.
    A Jewish state cannot survive with a Palestinian state alongside it. Read the White Book; it is very convincing. However, if the Israelis themselves refuse that, this means the Zionist movement is a racist movement, and would condemn itself as a racist, religious movement.
    We must accept the ‘other’. We must accept the Palestinian. We must accept the Christian, the Muslim, the Druze anyone. This state would be a mélange like Lebanon. Lebanon is one state and they have quotas, but they do not annihilate each other; at the end of the day, such a state would become another Lebanon, and will be harmonious like any single state.
    Why can there not be a single state called” Isratine” or call it what you will. Why can there not be one state? If the Israelis say” no” , this means that they want to lock the door in the face of peace and will lead themselves to disaster. The Palestinians will not stop until they have liberated Tel Aviv, Haifa, Acre and Jaffa. If they cannot have peace, they will opt for war.
    The Israelis believe that the West Bank is Judea and Samaria, the heart of the Jewish Nation. This means that they have designs on the West Bank and will keep it. How can people speak of two states, while they are now one state The Palestinian and the Israeli are now working together side-by- side on the farms, in the factories and everywhere? Even the leaders, who fight each other, go out at night together and get drunk together. In the daytime, each one comes out screaming at the other.
    I assure you that I know what I am talking about, and I have the facts. They play cards together at night and drink and dance in those places. Then, in the morning, they wage war against each other. They fool both peoples, for they are war traffickers and a backward, narrow-minded old guard. Those who die are the poor Jews and the poor Palestinians.
    The new generation is the one that accepts the single state, and we are speaking about the new generation. Palestine is for both the Jews and the Palestinians, where they can live together side-by-side. Neither people will have the right to expel the other. Also, the three million who were expelled from Palestine must go back to their land. You are free not to accept. Then you have to pay the price in war and attrition till the Day of Judgment. Let us conclude this event with a reading of verses from the Koran, and maybe also from the Bible.

    • Excerpts from Libyan Leader Muammar al-Qaddafi’s
      22 FEBR. 2011 Address
      http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/67878/the-editors/what-qaddafi-said?page=show
      This obviously IS NOT the complete speech. Parts, very important parts, are missing…somewheres in mistranslation, many sentences have been cut to look like “bloodlust”. PLEASE Read-in the obvious of what is between presented here.

      Muammar Qaddafi has no official post so that he can pout and resign from it, like other presidents did. Muammar Qaddafi is not a president. He is a revolutionary leader. Revolution means perpetual sacrifice until death.
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      This is my country, the country of my forefathers and of your forefathers. We planted it and watered it with the blood of our forefathers. We are more worth of Libya than those rats and hirelings. Who are those hirelings, paid for by foreign intelligence services?! God damn them! They brought shame to their children, their families and their tribes, that is if they have children, families and tribes.
      But they don’t have tribes, for Libyan tribes are honorable, fighter and combatant tribes, and they are rallying around me during this month.
      All the tribes … They are all shouting the same thing. They are all confronting. We have confronted America — with its might and power. We challenged the the great nuclear states of the world and we came out victorious. They bowed their heads here. Italy kissed the hand of the son of the martyr, the sheikh of all martyrs, Omar al-Mukhtar. This is a glory beyond all glories. Not just for Mnifa [Mukhtar’s tribe] … but for all Libyans, Arabs and Muslims.
      This is the victory they want to tarnish.
      Italy, the empire at the time, was smashed on Libyan soil along with its hordes.
      I am greater than the positions held by presidents and notables. I am a fighter. A mujahid. A combatant. A revolutionary from the tent. From the desert. All cities, villages and oases united with me in a historic revolution that brought glories to the Libyans, that they will enjoy for generation after generation. Libya will remain at the top, leading Africa and Latin America and Asia; indeed, the whole world.
      This handful of alien hirelings cannot stop this triumphant course — these cats and mice that jump from street to street, alley to alley, in the dark.
      I have paid the price of staying here. My grandfather, Abdul Salam Buminyar, was the first martyr to fall in al-Khums during the first battle in 1911. I cannot betray this great sacrifice. I cannot leave my grandfather’s pure remains in al-Marqab. In the end, I will die pure as a martyr. The remains of my father are in al-Hani. He was mujahid, a hero among the heroes of al-Qardabiya and Tala. And my uncle, Sheikh al-Saadi, lies in the cemetery of Mnaydar. I will not leave these pure remains; these are mujahids. Bashir al-Saadawi said, “Freedom is a tree in whose shade no one can sit except the one who planted it with his hands and watered it with his blood.” Libya is a tree in whose shade we sit, for it is we who planted it with our hands and watered it with our blood.
      I am addressing you from this steadfast place. This house in Tripoli which was raided by 170 planes led by the great nuclear states, America and Britain and NATO. 40 Boeing planes were assisting in refueling the campaign. They bypassed all the palaces and all the houses — all your houses, they left your houses behind — looking for the house of Muammar Qaddafi. Why? Because he is president of the republic? If he were a president, they would have treated him like they have treat other heads of state. But Muammar Qaddafi is history, resistance, liberation, glory and revolution. This is recognition from the greatest power in the world, that Muammar Qaddafi is not a president, or an average person we either kill with poison or start a protest against to topple him.
      When bombs were falling here in this place, pounding my house and killing my children, where were you, you alien riffraff? Where were you, you who sport beards? … Where were you? You were with America, applauding your American masters, while Muammar Qaddafi and his family were in this place being bombed.
      170 planes bypassed kings, presidents, bypassed the palaces of all the Arab world and came to Muammar Qaddafi’s tent and house. This is glory that should not be squandered by Libya or the Libyan people, or the Arab nation, or the Islamic nation, of Africa or Latin America, or all people who desire freedom and human dignity and who resist tyrannical might.
      We resisted the tyrannical might of America, Britain and the nuclear states. We resisted the tyrannical might of NATO. We did not surrender. We remained steadfast right here.
      Now, a small group of young men, who were given pills, are raiding police stations here and there like rats. They raided barracks. They used relative safety and security that Libya had enjoyed, and they raid unwary barracks, because we are not in a state of wars for us to tighten security on our warehouses and forts. … They raided some forts and stations and burned the files which contained their criminal records, and attacked the courts that held their files and the police stations where their interrogation records where kept.
      But these young men bear no fault. They are young — sixteen, seventeen, eighteen years old. They sometimes mimic what is happening in Tunisia and Egypt. This is normal. Sometimes they hear that in some city in Libya, a group of young men attacked a courthouse and they say: “Let us go and attack the courthouse in our city.” It’s mimicry. They say, “they got hold of weapons. Why don’t we get hold of weapons?”
      However, there is a small sick group, implanted in the cities, and is giving out pills, and sometimes money, to these young men, and thrusting them into these side battles.
      Those who were killed were members of the police and armed forces as well as these young men, but not those who were manipulating them. Those are in their houses or abroad, enjoying safety, comfort and leisure with their children, while manipulating your children and giving them pills, telling them: “go, get weapons. Raid, burn, you heroes!” So that your children die and we start fighting each other.

      Get out of your homes, go out to the streets, secure the streets, seize the rats, do not be afraid of them. We did not yet use force. And [armed] force is to support the Libyan people. If it reaches a point where we have to use force, then we will use it. According to the international law, and according to the Libyan constitution and Libyan laws. Starting tomorrow, by God, starting tonight even, you should go out. All the Libyan cities, towns and oases that love Muammar Qaddafi — because Muammar Qaddafi is glory. If I had an official position, if I were president I would have thrown my resignation in your faces, and [in the faces of] these germs. But I don’t hold an official position. I don’t have anything from which to resign. I have my rifle. I will fight until the last drop of my blood. And the Libyan people are with me. I have lived my life not afraid of anything. You are facing a solid rock, against which America’s fleets have crashed.
      ……
      Pull your children from the streets. They took your children away from you and inebriated them in order to throw them into the fire so they would die. Your children are dying. For what reason? For what purpose? For nothing, but to burn Libya. Your children have died. But their children did not die. They are in America, and in Europe. What is this fear of these gangs? Gangs, like rats, they represent nothing. They do not represent one out of a million of the Libyan people. They are worth nothing. They are a handful of young men, imitating what was happening in Egypt and Tunisia, and who were given pills, and were given orders to burn and loot. Mimicry! Rats!

      Starting tomorrow the police and the army will impose security. They will open roads and remove all barricades. All barricades should be removed. You remove them yourselves out of your cities. Go out after them. Chase them everywhere. Do you want Benghazi to be ruined? Cut off from electricity and water? Who will bring you water and electricity? These rats can reach the oil fields and blow it up. And you would return to darkness, to 1952. I built Benghazi myself, brick by brick, and we are proud of it and we are building it anew. And they are come to destroy it, using your own children.

      Three tanks were burned. Even the airport, they tried to ransack. Civilian flights have stopped using the airport. Ships said we cannot dock in Benghazi port, because the rats will attack us when we arrive and loot the ships. Darnah has been ruined. … As of today, one of those who sport beards [is in charge] … and he told them to start bringing him donations, saying “I am a Caliph.” I am a follower of Bin Ladin and Zawahiri. … Do you want Americans to come and occupy you? To turn you into Afghanistan and Somalia and Pakistan and Iraq? This is what will happen to our country Our country will become like Afghanistan. Do you like that? If not, go out to the streets and block them. Seize them and chase after them. Take away their arms. Arrest them and prosecute them. Hand them over to security. They are a tiny few. … They are a terrorist few. They are turning Libyan into the emirates of Zawahiri and Bin Ladin. Is this the where we will end up? So that America can come in and say they have a new Afghanistan here in North Africa, and so bring us colonialism and drop bombs on our country?

      All free officers have been distributed to all their areas and their tribes, so that they could lead these areas and tribes to secure and cleanse them from these rats. And arrest those who tricked our young children and bring them to trial. And that will be their punishment according to the law.

      Listen to the chants in the streets: “Our souls and our blood we sacrifice for you, our Leader.”

      Look at their crimes. This is the Libyan Penal Code from before the revolution. Anyone who bears arms against Libya shall be punished by death. Scheming with foreign countries to incite war against Libya. Anyone who does so is punishable by death. This is the Penal Code. Undermining the territorial sovereignty of the state and facilitating war against it is punishable by death. Anyone who facilitates the entry of enemies into the country, or hands over cities, or fortifications or installations or locations or ports to them. These kinds of acts will lead to the handing over of locations to America. … Entering military installations; if the enemy benefits from this, the punishment will be a death sentence. … They have committed all these crimes. … They have handed all our secrets to the enemy. This is not the fault of the children. … It is those who are behind them and who are tricking you, whose fate will be before tribunals, where they will cry and lift their hands and beg for forgiveness. But this time we will not forgive them. … Anyone who employs force, or any other means not allowed by law and the constitution, in order to change the constitution and the system of governance, is punishable by death. They are changing the rule of the people. Their punishment is death according to the law. …

      No, please stop to listen. You are all excited, but please stop chanting so that the people can hear what I have to say. This is very serious. This is a different matter than bullets. I haven’t yet given the order to use bullets. When the order is given to use force, we will be ready. Then everything will be burned.

      Usurping military command, like what happened in al-Bayda and Benghazi. Unlawfully usurping a military command and refusing to relinquish it is punishable by death. Any use of force against state authorities is punishable by death. Acts of sabotage, looting and murder is punishable by death. All of their crimes which they have committed from that day until now are punishable by death according to Libyan law; the Libyan Penal Code written before the revolution. Civil war: anyone who perpetrates an act whose aim is to start a civil war in the country is punishable by death. These acts will lead to civil war. Like Sayf al-Islam told you, we are all armed tribes. No one tribe can rule over another. … This will lead to civil war, if you do not apprehend them right away.

      Lastly, gentlemen, if these things are not fulfilled: handing over the weapons, the prisoners, the troublemakers who tricked our children, and the removal of all blockades and returning life to normal … if this not fulfilled, and if Libya’s unity is endangered … if we see this happening, we will prevent it. Then we will declare the march. … We will declare the holy march. Oh yes. … We will issue a call to the millions, from the desert to the desert. And I and the millions will march in order to cleanse Libya, inch by inch, house by house, home by home, alley by alley, individual by individual, so that the country is purified from the unclean. We cannot allow for Libya to be lost from our hands without justification. … I have millions on my side. I have God on my side, who has made me victorious over the great powers.

      Translation by Tony Badran

  11. .NATO air strikes increase in Tripoli

    Wayne Madsen Reporting – http://www.waynemadsenreports.com/

    June 6-8, 2011

    TRIPOLI, LIBYA -Sunday afternoon and evening (June 5) saw heavy NATO air strikes on Tripoli. A quiet Sunday night was punctuated by the sound of NATO jets flying over the city followed by loud explosions heard from WMR’s vantage point at a seaside hotel in central Tripoli.

    Although NATO claims it is striking military targets, WMR has confirmed reports of explosions from NATO bombs in residential areas of Tripoli.

    WMR has also been informed of recent top-level defections form the Libyan rebel coalition to the government of Muammar Qaddafi. A number of former Libyan opposition leaders, who were never affiliated with the armed wing of the rebel movement, say that diving Libya and seeing Libyan irregulars, NATO and U.S. bombs, and foreign mercenary forces killing Libyans was never a goal of the moderate opposition, which wanted change through dialogue and reform.

    WMR has also been informed that along with 900 million Libyan dinars and $500.5 million in U.S. dollars being stolen by the Libyan rebels from the Libyan Central Bank in Benghazi, the rebels have also looted the bank accounts of private companies in eastern Libya, including from banks in Benghazi, Derna, Tobruk, and Beida.

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  12. THOUGHT on Moammar Gadhafi’s 69th BIRTHDAY:

    MAY all the world never forget Moammar Gadhafi and the Jamahiriya.
    Comfort and bless in this great man in this time of need, and present his Life INTEGRALE to this ailing planet, who needs his understanding and wisdom to help cure her ills.—-GOD BLESS HIM AND THE JAMAHIRIYA. Indeed, let this BE a good birthday for him despite the anguish and loss of loved-ones.
    WE LOVE YOU GREAT “GUIDE”!

    Birthday Wish 2011

  13. Libya: Bishop Decries NATO Bombing Of Church, Warns Of Partition

    http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=10558

    Catholic Culture
    June 6, 2011

    Bishop decries bombing of church, warns against partition of Libya

    The apostolic vicar of Tripoli is warning that the partition of Libya would “create a breeding ground for terrorist acts.”

    Following extensive damage to a Coptic Orthodox church during a NATO bombing raid, Bishop Giovanni Martinelli said that “we are united to deplore the incident, but especially to pray, so violence calms down. We all ask ourselves a question: why is this happening? We were astonished by the failure of international diplomacy and, perhaps, by its prejudice that makes dialogue impossible with the leadership of Tripoli.”

    “NATO has renewed the military operation in Libya for another three months without regard to any possibility of dialogue, as called for by the UN and the Holy Father,” he added.

    • Since NATO terror bombings began March 19, an average of nearly nine daily civilian deaths followed, besides unknown hundreds killed by rebel cut-throats in their controlled areas, murdering any suspected pro-Gaddafi supporters – what Western media reports and governments won’t explain.

      http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627257
      by Stephen Lendman

      US air and ground operations strategically target civilians, Pentagon (and NATO) denials notwithstanding. They lie despite clear evidence refuting them. Their latest crime claimed 19 Libyans, all civilians, including women and eight children, apologies not forthcoming and deceitful when they do.

      NATO (code for the Pentagon) duplicitously called it a “precision strike on a legitimate military target – a command-and-control node which was directly involved in coordinating systematic attacks on the Libyan people.”

      False! It targeted Gaddafi ally Khweildy al-Hamidy’s private estate, murdering civilians inside beneath the rubble, government spokesman Moussa ibrahim saying:

      “This is very twisted logic. So you kill children. You kill mothers. You kill fathers, aunts and uncles, and then you try to explain it by twisted political military logic.”

      Since NATO terror bombings began March 19, an average of nearly nine daily civilian deaths followed, besides unknown hundreds killed by rebel cutthroats in their controlled areas, murdering any suspected pro-Gaddafi supporters – what Western media reports and governments won’t explain.

      Numerous reports confirm it, including TeleSUR on June 3 saying:

      “British activists have verified the consequences of NATO attacks against civilians in Libya. A spokesman for British Civilians for Peace (BCP)” there with French, German, Italian and regional activists confirmed noncombatant deaths. They also “found no evidence of the Libyan army shelling civilians,” but observed NATO terror bombing atrocities firsthand.

      BCP spokesman Dale Roberts said in two Libyan visits:

      “I have seen and witnessed the effects of bombing on civilians. This has included schools, hospitals, infrastructure and civilian areas,” unrelated to military sites.

      Roberts added that UK and Western media suppress truths because:

      “European public opinion is against a war that was not debated in Parliament, even in my country, Great Britain,” adding:

      “One of the main reasons why” UN Resolution 1973 passed was because “Libya was being blamed and made responsible for attacks on unarmed civilians. They are false. We visited the areas in Tripoli (the UN Resolution) cited….and it is clear that these areas were not attacked.”

      Like all US-led wars, lies facilitate terror bombing Libya. They include baseless allegations, claiming despots massacre civilians or threaten neighboring states with WMDs to stoke fear and enlist popular support.

      In his book “War is a Lie,” David Swanson explains “common themes in the war lying business, lies that keep coming back like zombies that just won’t die.” And no matter how often they’re later exposed, they’re used again effectively because major media managed news repeat them, knowing they’re spurious but do it anyway complicit with state crimes.

      Except in self-defense, wars aren’t ever justified, legitimate or legal, especially America’s, the only global superpower facing no external threats, so manufactured ones assure more conflict for imperial expansion and unchallenged dominance, no matter the body count to achieve it.

      As a result, the same pattern repeats, segueing from one aggression to another or multiple ones simultaneously, illegally, and disastrously, heading America for tyranny, ruin, and eventual bankruptcy. Morally it’s had that status for generations, notably since WW II.

      “In a world with so many uncertainties and unpredictable actors,” says Immanuel Wallerstein, “the most dangerous ‘loose gun’ is….the United States.”

      For example, so-called Pentagon “Kill Teams” murder with impunity. Some collect body parts as souvenirs or trophies the way US military personnel did in WW II, mutilating dead Japanese, as well as later in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, exhibiting depravity inculcated in young recruits during training.

      US death squads have also been used in US wars since WW II. During the Korean War, tens of thousands were murdered, and in Vietnam, Counterspy magazine called Operation Phoenix “the most indiscriminate and massive program of political murder since the Nazi death camps,” perhaps exceeded post-9/11 in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, and numerous proxy wars, taking a horrendous human toll from combat operations alone.

      Moreover, since WW II, US terror bombings killed millions of noncombatants to cow enemies into submission, what’s now commonplace in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Libya, as well as earlier in Iraq and could be resumed if ordered.

      Sociologist Emile Durkheim once said, “The immorality of war depends entirely on the leaders who willed it.” In America, of course, it’s top administration and Pentagon officials. In his opening Nuremberg address, Justice Robert Jackson denounced the:

      “men who possess themselves of great power and make deliberative and concerted use of it to set in motion evils which leave no home in the world untouched.”

      He called them “men of station and rank (who don’t) soil (their) hands with blood,” but use “lesser folk” to do it, committing crimes of war and against humanity to enhance their status and privilege.

      As a result, in Iraq and Afghanistan, US forces still order troops to kill every military-aged man on sight. Moreover, during training, enemies are dehumanized to make it easy, programming recruits to feel guiltless about horrific crimes.

      Yet international and US laws are clear and unequivocal, including US Army Field Manual (FM) 27-10 standards that incorporate Nuremberg Principles, Judgment and the Charter and The Law of Land Warfare (1956):

      — FM’s paragraph 498 states that any person, military or civilian, who commits a crime under international law is responsible for it and may be punished;

      — paragraph 499 defines a war crime;

      — paragraph 500 refers to a conspiracy, attempts to commit it and complicity with respect to international crimes;

      — paragraph 509 denies the defense of superior orders in the commission of a crime; and

      — paragraph 510 denies the defense of an “act of state” to absolve them.

      Two points are key:

      — these provisions apply to all US military and civilian personnel, including top commanders, the Secretary of Defense, his subordinates, and the President and Vice President of the United States; and

      — under the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause (Article VI, paragraph 2), all international laws and treaties are the “supreme Law of the Land.”

      Nonetheless, US forces commit regular atrocities, in Afghanistan for nearly a decade, Pentagon commanders dismissively saying operations will continue to achieve goals that include killing civilians, no matter how many alienated Afghans become willing Taliban recruits against a hated occupier.

      Why not when terror bombings kill entire families, including young children. When thuggish troops conduct middle-of-the-night home intrusions, intimidating, arresting, and at times killing gratuitously. When remote control droning kills like sport. When people are homeless, hungry, unemployed and deprived because America came, occupied and doesn’t give a damn about human need.

      After terrorizing Iraqis, in June 2009, Stanley McChrystal took charge of US/NATO Afghanistan forces to do it there. Earlier, he headed the Pentagon’s infamous Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), de facto death squad operations to kill with impunity.

      After his sacking a year later, David Petraeus (CIA director designate) doubled NATO air strikes and increased Special Forces terror raids to inflict more death and destruction against people who won’t stop resisting until America’s occupation ends.

      Of course, mostly civilians suffer, what major media reports won’t explain, regurgitating Pentagon lies about successful militant strikes, suppressing truths to let imperial wars rage, bogusly called liberating ones.

      In fact, when Washington wants war, nothing deters officials from waging it or several simultaneously, inventing reasons to justify what only naive masses and co-conspirators believe.

      So when Obama says “we” have moral authority to liberate Iraqis, Afghans, Pakistanis, Libyans or other nations he attacks, Nobel laureate Harold Pinter once reflected in January 2000 on then lawless 1999 Serbia/Kosovo operations, saying:

      “When they said ‘(w)e had to do something,’ I said: Who is this ‘we’ exactly that you’re talking about?….Under what heading do ‘we’ act, under what law? And also, the notion that this ‘we’ has the right to act,’ I said, presupposes a moral authority of which this ‘we’ possesses not a jot! It doesn’t exist!”

      In fact, it’s as immoral, unethical and illegal as for serial killers, motivated by whatever drives them, including a passion for violence, real or delusional rewards.

      When they’re nations, not sociopaths, Orwellian doublespeak disguises real motives deceptively. For example, Obama calls Libyan attacks a “time-limited, scope-limited military action,” not war, no matter how much death and destruction is inflicted.

      So claiming constitutional Article 2, Section 2 authority as armed forces commander in chief, in fact, violates Article 51 of the UN Charter, prohibiting attacks against other nations except in self-defense, and only until the Security Council acts.

      Moreover, the Constitution’s Article 1, Section 8 is violated, granting Congress sole power to declare war, never the executive unilaterally, for any reason or with doublespeak mumbo jumbo disguising it.

      War is war. It’s also hell on the receiving end, harmful to combatants, and detrimental domestically when popular needs go unmet.

      As chief executive, Obama is responsible for mass murder and destruction. If rule of law standards mattered, he’d be impeached, convicted and jailed for high crimes – in fact, the supreme international one against peace and others related to it.

      Instead, he’ll finish his current term, likely be reelected, and leave office rewarded with multi-million dollar book deals and six-figure lecture offers to extol a record demanding condemnation in a court of law, holding him fully accountable for high crimes, demanding harsh punishment. In fact, only victims face that fate.

      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
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      Legal background to NATO war crimes
      Posted: 2011/06/24
      From: http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627268
      Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
      Pravda.Ru

      NATO is committing war crimes in Libya. 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 his children or grandchildren. NATO was supposed to police a no-fly zone and explain any misgivings to the international community.
      The People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation 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 grandchildren and the recent strikes on civilian targets in Tripoli amount to war crimes. The author of this piece has already pressed war crimes charges against David Cameron and Barack Obama in the nearest police stations to their places of work according to the rules for bringing war crimes charges currently in operation in the international community. Nothing has yet been forthcoming, meaning that the justice systems of the United Kingdom and the United States of America are placed in question.

      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 Barack Obama, David Cameron, Nicolas Sarkozy and the other NATO warmonger leaders are guilty of war crimes.

      Is the international community going to sit back and do nothing?

      Probably, yes. But then there are consequences…

  14. NATO war crimes in Libya exposed
    Tripoli, Libya, June 5-6, 2011 – In the current NATO war on Libya, the citizens of European and North American NATO countries are being treated to the largest propaganda blitz by their governments in cahoots with corporate media outlets since the U.S.-led invasions and occupation of Iraq. The situation on the ground in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, could not more different from what is being portrayed by Western news networks and newspapers.

    Col. Qaddafi’s wife’s handbag and some of her clothing were blown several hundred feet from the bedroom of her home when it was hit by bunker buster bombs fired from a U.S. warplane on April 30. – Photo: Wayne MadsenThe NATO missile attack that killed Muammar Qaddafi’s son, Seif al Arab Qaddafi, on April 30, was an attempt to kill Muammar Qaddafi himself. This editor visited the devastated home where Seif was killed, along with his friend and three of Muammar Qaddafi’s grandchildren.

    The only reason Muammar Qaddafi survived the blast was that he was away from the main residence tending to some animals, including two gazelles, kept in a small petting zoo maintained for his grandchildren. Muammar Qaddafi escaped the fate of his son and grandchildren by only about 500 feet.

    The residence was hit by bunker buster bombs fired from a U.S. warplane. One of the warheads did not detonate and was later removed from what remained of a bedroom in the home. Libyan authorities do not have the technical capabilities to determine if the warhead contained depleted uranium.

    The Pentagon insists that the Qaddafi residence was a military command center. Perhaps the Pentagon mistook the above equipment for what the Pentagon brass trains on every day. – Photo: Wayne MadsenNATO and the Pentagon claimed the residence was a military compound, yet there is no evidence that any military assets were located in the residence that was flanked by the homes of a Libyan doctor and businessmen. The Qaddafi residence actually is owned by Qaddafi’s wife.

    The neighbors’ homes were also badly damaged in the U.S. air attack and are uninhabitable. Only a few hundred yards away from the Qaddafi compound sits the embassy of Cote d’Ivoire.

    The presence of a foosball table and swing set in the yard of the Qaddafi compound belies the charge by the Pentagon that the home was a military target.

    However, considering that Qaddafi was present in the compound during the attack, it is clear that President Obama violated international law and three executive orders signed by three past presidents – Ford, Carter, and Reagan – in trying to assassinate the Libyan head of state. In fact, while Obama’s order to kill Qaddafi was being carried out, the President of the United States was preparing to yuck it up with Washington’s illuminati and Hollywood’s glitterati at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington.

    This is the garment Col. Qaddafi was wearing in the living room before he left for the backyard children’s petting zoo, where he was tending to the animals when the U.S.-NATO air strike hit the house. – Photo: Wayne MadsenObama’s order to kill Qaddafi is reminiscent of George W. Bush’s order to kill Sadaam Hussein at the outset of the U.S. war against Iraq, an assassination order that was also a violation of international and U.S. law.

    Putting into context what occurred at Mrs. Qaddafi’s home and the aftermath, let one say that there is an unprovoked and surprise enemy missile attack on a secondary U.S. presidential residence, say Camp David. The world’s major media then claims that the attack was justified because the U.S. president was committing unsubstantiated war crimes, all reported from sketchy sources. A group of independent journalists and human rights activists drive to Camp David and are welcomed by a plainclothes member of the Secret Service’s Presidential Protective Division.

    The Secret Service official then proceeds to show the delegation one of the bombed out bedrooms of the main residence and points out that one of the pulverized bedrooms is where the president’s daughter was killed in the attack. The delegation is then shown the First Lady’s singed handbag thrown several hundred feet away in the explosion.

    This gazelle is one of the fortunate but still traumatized survivors of the children’s petting zoo. – Photo: Wayne MadsenAlthough the president was taking a walk away from the main residence, the delegation is shown a windbreaker bearing the presidential seal lying on the couch of the destroyed living room. A room said to contain military command and control systems is then found by the delegation to have a destroyed pool table and a shattered pinball machine.

    The attacking nation claims that the Camp David compound was a security threat. But the American people rally to support their president and his family after the attack.

    Now, you can begin to understand how the people of Libya feel after the U.S. attack on Mrs. Qaddafi’s house that killed her and her husband’s son and three grandchildren, along with a family friend.

    The DIGNITY Delegation of independent journalists from across the United States is on a truth-telling, fact-finding mission to Libya. Headed by former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, the delegation will be joined by former Sen. Mike Gravel and former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark. For more information, contact Don DeBar at dondebar@optonline.net.

    • Libya axes custom, tax duties on food: report arab leage 28 March 2010 Sirte
      picture: Libya”s leader Muammar Gaddafi sits during the closing session of the 23rd Arab League summit in Sirte March 28, 2010.

      Wed 12 Jan 2011 3:52pm GMT

      (Reuters) – Libya has abolished taxes and custom duties on locally-produced and imported food products in response to a global surge in food prices, Oea online newspaper reported.
      The decision by the Libyan government covers products such as wheat by-products, rice, vegetable oil, sugar and infant formula, Oea said.

      Government officials in Tripoli declined to comment.

      The decision follows violent clashes in neighbouring Algeria and Tunisia in recent days over grievances that included rising living costs.

      Surging global food prices have already set warning lights flashing on inflation. Food prices hit a record high last month, according to the United Nations food agency, surpassing levels in 2008 that sparked riots in countries such as Egypt and Haiti.

      © Thomson Reuters 2011 All rights reserved
      (QUOTE): 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….(UNQUOTE)
      http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/africa/news/article_1459596.php/Libyan_President_calls_to_distribute_oil_wealth_among_citizens

      Libyan President calls to distribute oil wealth among citizens
      15 Feb 2009, 11:08 GMT

      Tripoli – Libyan brother-leader Moamar Gaddafi, in another jab at his government:
      He says is failing the people, called late Saturday for the country’s oil revenues to be distributed directly to the population.

      In a speech to the People’s Congresses, a representative body of the country’s villages, Gaddafi said 32 billion dollars – roughly Libya’s annual oil revnues – should be distributed to Libya’s five million people.

      Gaddafi said the plan would help the country to overcome corruption in the government.

      In his remarks he also accused consecutive Libyan governments of failing in all fields from economics to education.

      ‘It is like a Libyan student who cannot write Arabic correctly despite spending nine years in school,’ said Gaddafi.

      In the past Gaddafi had frequently called for revolutionary ideas such as giving the oil wealth directly to people and dismantling the government system.
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      In a speech to the People’s Congresses, a representative body of the country’s villages, Gaddafi said 32 billion dollars – roughly Libya’s annual oil revnues – should be distributed to Libya’s five million people.

      But ofcourse, Gadhafi could only plea…as he holds no political position or power in Libya.

  15. This is Gadhafi speaking. Gaddafi’s message on the occasion of the NATO air force attack on the house of his friend Huvejlidi El Hamedija, which killed 19 people, including three children, was broadcast early this morning, Libyan state television. The video is graphic. It shows some of the 19 lives + 1 unborn in the womb, lost at the Hamidy residence. Obama says this is not a WAR. NATO denies civilians died at the Hamidy home. Please Stop the Bombs. [QUOTE] “We will provide resistance and the battle will last until you are eradicated” “We are driven to the wall, but do not fear death … do not try to escape. You say, shoot us precisely – you murderers. “You said, ‘we hit our targets with precision’, you murderers!” One day we will return and your homes will become legitimate targets,” said Gaddafi. “Because you killed our children and grandchildren with you over there is no agreement,”[/QUOTE]

  16. Italy Quits NATO War, Blocks Use of Air Bases Used by 90% of Raids Posted: 2011/06/23
    From: Mathaba

    Mathaba’s Louis Adam King reports on NATO’s failed aggression on Africa

    Report by Adam KingAdam King

    Three months after NATO first bombed government targets in Libya on March 21, one of the top three powers driving the coalition’s anti-Qaddafi campaign, has had enough. Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini called for an immediate halt in hostilities in Libya “to allow humanitarian aid to reach civilians in the country.”

    Appearing before Italy’s lower house of parliament in Rome, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini called for an immediate halt to activities in Libya. Following his presentation, the government won a confidence vote over a package of tax cuts and an end to Italy’s involvement in the NATO-led military campaign in Libya.

    Military sources report that since 90 per cent of NATO’s air strikes and operations for enforcing a no-fly zone come from bases and command centers in Italy, Rome’s pull-out badly jolts the entire war effort against Libya and its popular historic figure, Muammar Qaddafi.

    The call from Frattini did not result from compassion or a sense of moral right, analysts point out, as the Italian Foreign Minister had lied about the attacks on Libya as evidence by the Italian Catholic Priest of Tripoli, who was his friend, and was deliberately misquoted by Frattini, leading the priest to out him as a “liar”.

    Further Frattini had attended NATO meetings during the past 3 months of the illegal war against Libya, where he had called for the attacks on Libya.

    His about turn comes in the face of growing opposition within Europe, but in particular the strong African position which has along with much of the world, vociferously opposed colonial intervention.

    Africa’s strongest, previously most stable and peaceful, and wealthiest component, with the largest shore-line to the north is Libya, and analysts point out that it is the only country bordering Europe that NATO has no cooperation and joint exercises or agreements with. Libya was one of a very few who refused any cooperation with the US Africa Command AFRICOM.

    Libya is known as the “crown of Africa” due to its geographical position as the gate-way from Africa to Europe and also from Europe to Africa, and as a result of the war, millions of Africans are expected to become refugees in Europe.

    A planning conference of the EU had taken place in Malta in which plans were discussed to accept “up to five million refugees” from Libya, yet the entire population of Libya, including foreigners, is an estimated seven million, leading observers to conclude the NATO plan was a total removal of all support for Qaddafi.

    Qaddafi has long been the most popular figure in Africa, known throughout the continent, for his opposition to dictatorship and example wherein he seized power9 in 196 as a young military officer from a corrupt king and handed it to the people just eight years later, with a pure form of direct participatory democracy.

    Since then Qaddafi ceased to be head of state and instead devoted his life in the 1970’s and 1980’s to assisting African revolutionary and popular movements to oppose dictatorships, often supported by the west, the most famous of which being the support to Nelson Mandela and the South African liberation struggle.

    In the 1990’s he turned his attention to human rights, and in recent decades his calls on Libyans to finance massive developmental projects throughout Africa, resulted in Africa having its first communications satellite which opened up low-cost communications to the continent, saving a half billion dollars annually.

    In 1999, at an extra-ordinary summit of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) where all heads of state of the around 53 African countries were present, he put forward an extensive proposal for a “United States of Africa” which was accepted in more pragmatic form on 9.9.99 and ratified in South Africa in 2002.

    This gave birth to the African Union, which has made major advances in bringing about peace and security on the continent. In September 2011, a major economic initiative to lift the continent out of poverty was to be announced with the formation of a $42 billion fund to create an African monetary system.

    The system would have three components, an African Investment Bank with Headquarters in Libya (Africa’s wealthiest nation), an African Central Bank owned by all African governments, with HQ in Nigeria, and an African Monetary Fund with an all-African-only board of directors, with HQ in Cameroon.

    The capital for this gigantic economic project to solve Africa’s financial woes, included $32 billion contribution from Libya, as Africa’s wealthiest of the 53 States of the African Union, and $10 billion from the other 52 States combined. The $32 billion was stolen by the United States government after launching war on Libya in March.

    In March, Qaddafi had been slated for receipt of a United Nations award for his work in human rights, which had been sponsored in the General Assembly and endorsed by Australia, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Holland, Sweden, and a host of other nations, which then fell into line in the US-led attack on Libya, cancelling the event.

    France may decide to carry on its air strikes from the French aircraft carrier the Charles de Gaulle and Britain from its air bases in Cyprus. The Charles de Gaulle reached notoriety for allowing 70 African refugees including babies fleeing the bombings on a small boat, which was alongside seeking help, to die of thirst at sea.

    The NATO war on Libya has been seriously hampered by the large civilian toll including many babies and children, and its 100 day bombing campaign under the guise of “protecting civilians from Qaddafi”, which has long been exposed as a ruse, with constant African Union efforts and calls being ignored by the UN and NATO.

    The prospects of an American-European victory against the Libyan democratic Jamahiriya “state of the masses” government and attempts to assassinate Qaddafi have been undermined by growing failures and mounting opposition, as well as an exponential rise in worldwide support for Qaddafi’s ideas in The Green Book.

    The only chance of success would depend on US President Barack Obama overruling the Italian decision and restoring the United States to full participation in the coalition’s military assault by operations similar to its Tomahawk missile and air bombardment in the first two weeks of the campaign.

    However, the problem with that, is not only is the US bankrupt and dependent upon Europeans to finance the purchase of its missiles and equipment, but also the President would legally already be liable for prison, if a constitutional court would enforce American laws: as he has been waging an illegal war without Congress.

    The White House, already facing overwhelming congressional opposition to any US military involvement in the Libya, would therefore be unable to get its expansion past this wall of resistance, or otherwise face a massive backlash and accelerated internal breakdown of the US.

    Italy chose June 22 as the date to drop its bombshell on withdrawal of support for the war, beating by only a few hours President Obama’s forthcoming announcement of the first drawdown of US troops from the NATO-led war in Afghanistan, in calculation that the start of America’s withdrawal from one NATO-led war would work just as well for Italy to end its military involvement in another.

    According to DEBKA news, the Italian prime minister picked up the candid assessments of British and French commanders who warned their government heads that the campaign against Qaddafi could not be sustained past the end of summer. He decided to jump the gun on the two allies.

    DEBKA was, along with MATHABA, one of only a very few news and intelligence sources warning that the NATO war against Libya was not winnable, and that NATO had set a trap for itself by having unobtainable real objectives (killing Qaddafi, occupying Libya, installing a puppet regime, setting up bases) without any exit.

    As a result, NATOs defeat will result in a clear loss of face for the organization which was expected to be disbanded after the Soviet Union ceased to be a threat, and was promised for follow the disbanding of the Warsaw Pact. Instead, NATO grew into a world wide military force for the banker elite, waging numerous wars.

    Our sources offered unvarnished facts to counter the string of improbable claims by NATO leaders that Col. Qaddafi’s days were numbered, his army degraded and the rebels strongly pushing for Tripoli.

    The Italian prime minister also took advantage of NATO’s bad press after the coalition acknowledging the accidental killing of 9 civilians in a Tripoli bombing Sunday and a second misfiring Monday which killed 15 people including three more children to the dozens already killed, and three baby grandchildren of Qaddafi.

    The Italian PM, Berlusconi, had betrayed a close friendship with Muammar Qaddafi, and allowed Italy to be used as the military HQ for the war on Libya, in which over 12,000 sorties have been flown, including over 5,000 bombing raids, including dozens upon the house of Qaddafi, repeatedly bombing it while he refused to move.

    Berlusconi viewed as unhealthy the combination of the Euro zone’s decline and the receding prospects of a coalition victory in Libya. The only way to save Italy from being sucked into deep economic distress, he calculated, was to pull out of the war on Libya and restore Rome’s pre-war economic ties with the Libyan government.
    Italy has suffered immensely from the stop of the flow of oil from Libya, and is now hoping to be able to help repair Libya’s damaged oil industry, the source of a third of Italy’s energy needs before the war and to get its fuel exports back on track.

    However, it remains to be seen as there are calls not only within Libya but from across Africa and the world, for compensation to first be paid to Libya for the decade of unjust sanctions against the country due to the wrongful conviction of a Libyan for the Lockerbie bombing, and now also for the destruction and loss of life in 2011.

    The Berlusconi government survived a no-confidence vote Wednesday, June 22, only by the offer of a package of tax cuts and Italy’s withdrawal from the Libya war.

    After giving up on the Benghazi-based rebels’ competence to get their act together and set up viable institutions of government – at least in the areas under their control – the Italian prime minister decided that mending his fences with Muammar Qaddafi was the better option, DEBKA File says.

    Meanwhile calls are growing for World People’s Conferences on Crimes Against Humanity, to hold to account the many criminals who are responsible for poisoning the environment, land, air, food and water, destroying life, corruption, failure to report, and deliberate cover ups by news media and journalists.

    The web site http://www.peoplesconference.org is coordinating efforts as a repository of information and tools, and needs your support.

    (*) Louis Adam King is advisor to the International People’s Conference Organization, Founder of Mathaba News Agency, Former Secretary General of the Green Charter International, Elder of the African Unification Front, advisor to the Jobbik Foreign Affairs Committee of Hungary, and a director member of the International Scientific Committee of the World Centre for the Studies and Researches on the Green Book and the Third Universal Theory, an academic institution for the study of Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi’s thought. The World Centre administration building was destroyed in a targeted NATO bombing. King, an Australian citizen, has survived. #
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

  17. Cheikh Oumar Ndao:

    Ils se sont levés pour irriter leur Créateur, leur première défaite est la chute de leurs
    masques et la mise en évidence au grand jour de leurs mensonges et l’apparition de leurs vraies
    natures criminelles et barbares, malgré leurs fumés ils demeurent de sales barbares
    sans aucune notion de la valeur de la vie humaine.Ils sont inca…pables d’acceder à la compassion. Ils sont pris dans une fuite en avant tuant aveuglément ne se cachant même plus dans leur tentative d’assassinat Ils sont tout simplement dans un processus suicidaire qu’ils ne contrôlent pas ..L’intention est une chambre et c’est celui qui l’a bâti qui y dort

    dialogue please

  18. GADHAFI & UN award

    UN Report Offers Smoking Gun Proof of NATO & U.S. Lies
    Posted: 2011/06/22
    From: Mathaba
    Several of the NATO countries, including Denmark, Germany, Spain and Italy, as well as Australia, PRAISED Colonel Muammar Qaddafi for his excellent work in human rights and were set to give a United Nations award to him and Libya in March. Yet, in a complete about-face they waged war on Libya instead. Kevin Rudd? You and those you conspire with will answer for this.

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    By Dennis South

    Here is a type of “smoking gun” proof that NATO and the U.S. has been operating through a smokescreen of lies, as well as intimidation. Please read the following January 4, 2011 report of the 16th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Human Rights Council, Universal Periodic Review:

    http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/16session/A-HRC-16-15.pdf

    Before NATO and the U.S. started bombing Libya, the United Nations was preparing to bestow an award on Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, and the Libyan Jamahiriya, for its achievements in the area of human rights. That’s right–the same man, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, that NATO and the United States have been telling us for months is a “brutal dictator,” was set to be given an award for his human rights record in Libya. How strange it is that the United Nations was set to bestow a human rights award on a “brutal dictator,” at the end of March.

    So, I ask a question. Who is this “brutal dictator” that the United Nations General Assembly Human Rights Council was preparing to bestow an award to, for human rights, sometime at the end of March? So, they would have us believe that they knew that he was a “brutal dictator,” yet decided to give him an award for human rights?! Astounding! Astounding the lies that we’re being told by the media, NATO and the U.S. government. Absolutely astounding! Not surprising, but astounding! But more astounding still, is the fact that, time after time after time, much of the American public–without questioning–believes every single word that comes from the “news” media.

    It is noteworthy to read the following couple of sentences from the General Assembly’s report:

    “Several delegations also noted with appreciation the country’s commitment to upholding human rights on the ground. Additional statements, which could not be delivered during the interactive dialogue, owing to time constraints, will be posted on the extranet of the universal periodic review when available.”

    In a footnote of that report, there is a list of countries that praised Colonel Gaddafi and the Libyan Jamahiriya (state of the masses), in support of the General Assembly Human Rights Council’s decision to bestow this award upon Colonel Gaddafi. I simply present the list. The reader can look at the list and make his or her own judgement regarding the credibility level, or perceived credibility level, of any of the particular countries listed:

    Denmark, China, Italy, The Netherlands, Mauritania, Slovenia, Nicaragua, The Russian Federation, Spain, Indonesia, Sweden, Norway, Ecuador, Hungary, South Africa, The Phillippines, Maldives, Chile, Singapore, Germany, Australia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Angola, Nigeria, Congo, Burundi, Zambia, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Zimbabwe.

    If you have been paying any attention to the news, you will note that a few of the above-listed countries suddenly made an about-face, and decided to start supporting NATO and the U.S. in their war of aggression. Why? Why else!? Money. That’s always the bottom line, and there’s no doubt that it will all be exposed, at some time in the future, just as was exposed the lies that the U.S. government told its citizens, and the world, about “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq. And those same countries were just about to bestow an award on Colonel Gaddafi, for human rights, after having carefully studied Libyan society. So, what’s this about the “brutal dictator?” It’s what my big brother would call it: CHEWED UP GRASS [Bullshit!! For the delicate amongst you, pardon my colorful language].

    So, I’m wondering: Who do we believe? The news media, that’s been telling us, for months, that Colonel Gaddafi is a “brutal dictator.” Or do we believe this January 4th, 2011 report from the General Assembly of the United Nations? No way am I trying to “bless” the UN, which has its flaws (as we’ve all witnessed). But, I worked at the International Office of a university once, and I learned that the UN, despite its flaws, is capable of doing some very good work, though it is my opinion that a new international United Nations should be formed, with headquarters in Libya.

    Again: This award was set to be given to Colonel Gaddafi at the end of March. Next thing you know, Libya got bombed.

    So, if you hear that your country will soon be given an award by the United Nations, for human rights, LOOK THE HELL OUT! Because you’re about to be BOMBED!
    #
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

    part of the JAN 2011 UN REPORT ON LIBYA & THE JAMAIRIYA reads:

    11. Protection of human rights was guaranteed in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; this
    included not only political rights, but also economic, social and cultural rights.
    The Libyan
    Arab Jamahiriya referred to its pioneering experience in the field of wealth distribution and
    labour rights.
    12. The delegation indicated that women were highly regarded in the Libyan Arab
    Jamahiriya, and their rights were guaranteed by all laws and legislation. Discriminatory
    laws had been revoked. Libyan women occupied prominent positions in the public sector,
    the judicial system, the public prosecutor’s office, the police and the military. Libyan
    legislation also guaranteed children their rights, and provided for special care for children
    with special needs, the elderly and persons with disabilities.

    13. Illegal immigration was one of the greatest challenges faced by the country. Illegal
    immigration had a negative impact on the State budget, development, health, environmental
    programmes and social stability. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya looked forward to
    coordination and cooperation with concerned countries, particularly European countries of
    destination for migrants, to set up comprehensive programmes to address the economic and
    social roots of this phenomenon by helping immigrants to settle in their own countries,
    providing them with work opportunities and assisting their countries in development plans.
    5
    14. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya believed that human rights education was a duty that
    should be fulfilled in the school system and the family system and by relevant civil society
    organizations.
    15. The delegation provided responses to some of the questions asked in advance,
    indicating that it hoped that delegations would respect the religious, social and cultural
    specificities of the Libyan people.
    16. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya noted that laws safeguarded freedom of expression
    through principles enshrined in the Great Green Document. Article 5 promoted the right of
    expression of every person. This right had been enshrined in the Code on the Promotion of
    Freedom, which, in its article 8, stated that “each citizen has the right to express his
    opinions and ideas openly in People’s Congresses and in all mass media, no citizen is
    questioned on the exercise of this right unless this has been abused in a way that prejudices
    the People’s Authority or is used for personal interest, and it is prohibited to advocate ideas
    and opinions in a clandestine manner or to seek to disseminate them through force,
    temptation or terrorism”. Additionally, it was a basic law with which all contradictory or
    conflicting legislation should be compatible and was to be amended accordingly. In the
    context of freedom of expression, each citizen, male or female, who had reached the age of
    18 was entitled to membership in the Basic People’s Congresses and, by virtue of that
    membership, had the right to express his or her opinion on any matter. Further, in view of
    the growth of information networks, restrictions imposed on freedom of expression had
    become an obsolete issue and such freedom could be prevented. With regarding to revoking
    legislation that restricted freedom of expression, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya indicated that
    such legislation does not exist and that Libyan basic law explicitly mentioned freedom of
    expression.
    17. Freedom of religion was also guaranteed, in accordance with basic laws and the
    Green Document, which stipulated that religion was a private spiritual and individual value
    and constituted a direct relationship with the Creator (God).

    —————————————-

    SECTION OF THE DOCUMENT:
    A. Presentation by the State under review
    6. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya stated that it highly valued the universal periodic
    review as one of the most important human rights mechanisms in the United Nations, in
    1 Denmark, China, Italy, the Netherlands, Mauritania, Slovenia, Nicaragua, the Russian Federation,
    Spain, Indonesia, Sweden, Norway, Ecuador, Hungary, South Africa, the Philippines, Maldives,
    Chile, Singapore, Germany, Austria, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Angola, Nigeria, Congo, Burundi, Zambia,
    Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Côte d’lvoire, Djibouti and
    Zimbabwe.
    A/HRC/16/15
    4
    which all countries were equal. It was a neutral, non-selective mechanism, with no double
    standards.
    7. The delegation noted that the national report had been prepared in a transparent and
    consultative manner. A national committee had been established with the participation of
    representatives from all relevant sectors. Consultations with civil society organizations and
    relevant stakeholders had also been held.
    8. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya believed that the promotion and protection of human
    rights was one of the most important factors for the progress and development of the
    people. The first declaration of the Great Alfateh Revolution in 1969 had called for equality
    and non-discrimination, and in 1977 the People’s Authority had been declared. In 1988, the
    Libyan Arab Jamahiriya had issued the Great Green Document on Human Rights, which
    provided that all human beings were born free and equal, with no difference between men
    and women. In 1991, Law No. 20 on Strengthening Freedoms had also been enacted. The
    Libyan Arab Jamahiriya was party to most human rights treaties and the protocols thereto,
    and those instruments took precedence over national laws and could be directly applied by
    the courts once they had been ratified.
    9. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya also referred to its interaction with the human rights
    special procedures. Recently, invitations had been addressed to the Special Rapporteur on
    the right to education and the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution
    and child pornography. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya was awaiting their responses to those
    invitations. On 30 June 2010, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya had also invited Amnesty
    International to visit the country to see for itself that the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya had never
    forcibly evicted or discriminated against any member of the Toubou tribe.
    10. The delegation noted that all rights and freedoms were contained in a coherent,
    consolidated legal framework. The legal guarantees formed the basis for protection of the
    basic rights of the people. Further, abuses that might occur were dealt with by the judiciary,
    and the perpetrators were brought before justice. The judiciary safeguarded the rights of
    individuals and was assisted by other entities, most importantly the Office of the Public
    Prosecutor. A National Human Rights Commission, with a mandate based on the Paris
    Principles, had also been established, in 2007. The aforementioned entities were
    complemented by newly established mechanisms, such as civil society organizations
    established under Law No. 19 of 2001.
    11. Protection of human rights was guaranteed in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; this
    included not only political rights, but also economic, social and cultural rights. The Libyan
    Arab Jamahiriya referred to its pioneering experience in the field of wealth distribution and
    labour rights.
    12. The delegation indicated that women were highly regarded in the Libyan Arab
    Jamahiriya, and their rights were guaranteed by all laws and legislation. Discriminatory
    laws had been revoked. Libyan women occupied prominent positions in the public sector,
    the judicial system, the public prosecutor’s office, the police and the military. Libyan
    legislation also guaranteed children their rights, and provided for special care for children
    with special needs, the elderly and persons with disabilities.
    13. Illegal immigration was one of the greatest challenges faced by the country. Illegal
    immigration had a negative impact on the State budget, development, health, environmental
    programmes and social stability. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya looked forward to
    coordination and cooperation with concerned countries, particularly European countries of
    destination for migrants, to set up comprehensive programmes to address the economic and
    social roots of this phenomenon by helping immigrants to settle in their own countries,
    providing them with work opportunities and assisting their countries in development plans.
    A/HRC/16/15
    5
    14. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya believed that human rights education was a duty that
    should be fulfilled in the school system and the family system and by relevant civil society
    organizations.
    15. The delegation provided responses to some of the questions asked in advance,
    indicating that it hoped that delegations would respect the religious, social and cultural
    specificities of the Libyan people.
    16. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya noted that laws safeguarded freedom of expression
    through principles enshrined in the Great Green Document. Article 5 promoted the right of
    expression of every person. This right had been enshrined in the Code on the Promotion of
    Freedom, which, in its article 8, stated that “each citizen has the right to express his
    opinions and ideas openly in People’s Congresses and in all mass media, no citizen is
    questioned on the exercise of this right unless this has been abused in a way that prejudices
    the People’s Authority or is used for personal interest, and it is prohibited to advocate ideas
    and opinions in a clandestine manner or to seek to disseminate them through force,
    temptation or terrorism”. Additionally, it was a basic law with which all contradictory or
    conflicting legislation should be compatible and was to be amended accordingly. In the
    context of freedom of expression, each citizen, male or female, who had reached the age of
    18 was entitled to membership in the Basic People’s Congresses and, by virtue of that
    membership, had the right to express his or her opinion on any matter. Further, in view of
    the growth of information networks, restrictions imposed on freedom of expression had
    become an obsolete issue and such freedom could be prevented. With regarding to revoking
    legislation that restricted freedom of expression, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya indicated that
    such legislation does not exist and that Libyan basic law explicitly mentioned freedom of
    expression.
    17. Freedom of religion was also guaranteed, in accordance with basic laws and the
    Green Document, which stipulated that religion was a private spiritual and individual value
    and constituted a direct relationship with the Creator (God).
    18. Regarding measures taken to prevent torture and ill treatment in detention centres or
    prisons, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya indicated that the practice of torture and ill treatment
    was forbidden in article 434 of the Penal Code, which stated that public officials who had
    ordered the torture of a person or had committed an act of torture were sentenced to 3 to 10
    years’ imprisonment. Article 17 of the Promotion of Freedom Act stipulated that society
    forbade penalties that undermined the dignity of a person and inflicted physical harm or
    material injury. The legislation adequately addressed this issue; therefore, new measures
    were unnecessary in this context.
    19. People who had been harmed could file a complaint with the general prosecutor. The
    public prosecutor’s office periodically inspected police and prison centres during
    unannounced visits. From 1 January 2009 until 30 June 2010, the prosecutor had dealt with
    7 cases involving torture and 66 cases involving the withholding of liberty. This showed
    that these were individual cases and that the issue did not constitute a national phenomenon.
    20. Regarding extending invitations to special procedures, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
    reaffirmed its cooperation with these procedures, provided that mandate holders abided by
    the Code of Conduct governing their work, that they respected the mandate entrusted to
    them by the Council and that they did not interfere in the internal affairs of the State. The
    Libyan Arab Jamahiriya had extended invitations to the Special Rapporteur on the right to
    education and the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, prostitution and pornography.
    21. With regard to the extent of consultation with civil society in the preparation of the
    national report, as indicated earlier, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya noted that a Committee
    had been established to include all human rights authorities in addressing this matter.
    A/HRC/16/15
    6
    22. Concerning the question of the presence of independent national human rights
    institutions, numerous human rights organizations had been established under Act No.
    19/2001, including, most notably, the Wa’itasimo foundation, the Kadafi International
    Charity and the Development Foundation.
    23. Regarding the amendment introduced in the Civil and Press Codes, a new bill that
    would regulate mass media in a comprehensive manner was envisaged. Some media
    representatives, particularly journalists, had suggested that the bill should be further
    examined by relevant media unions, owners of newspapers and independent broadcasts so
    that it could achieve its intended goal. In the Civil Code, the texts concerning commercial
    activities and branches had been regulated under Act No. 23 of 2010. Concerning civil
    issues, a partial amendment to the matter that required legal improvements was currently
    under consideration by the General People’s Committee.
    24. Concerning progress in the investigations into the disturbances of the Abu Salim
    prison, the investigations were being carried out by a judge of the High Court assigned to
    do so by the General Assembly of the Supreme Court. Work was still in progress, and the
    National Human Rights Committee was awaiting the results of the investigations. Persons
    and their relatives involved in this issue had entered into negotiations, in accordance with
    social traditions, and some had been provided with financial reparations for damages,
    remaining cases had been brought before the courts.
    25. With regard to the release of all political prisoners, those who had abandoned the use
    of terrorist acts had been released.
    26. Regarding the granting of nationality to children born by Libyan women married to
    foreigners, Code No. 24 of 2010, granting such children the right to acquire Libyan
    nationality, was currently in the process of being published.
    27. With respect to the country’s strategy for dealing with illegal immigration, it was
    based on two points: first, urging concerted international efforts, and secondly, legislative
    action provided for in Law No. 19/2010 on illegal immigration, imposing rigid penalties on
    those who had transferred or prepared false documents for illegal immigrants.
    28. Regarding the steps taken to implement the 2009 recommendations of the
    Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, the Libyan Arab
    Jamahiriya was scheduled to provide responses to the observations in the periodic report
    due in 2014. Some steps had been taken already, such as the establishment of a joint
    committee, including the Secretariat of Women Affairs of the General People’s Congress,
    the National Planning Council and the General People’s Committee for Social Affairs, to
    develop a working strategy for promoting the political, economic and social empowerment
    of women. An agreement had been reached between the representative of the United
    Nations Development Programme in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and the Women’s Affairs
    Secretariat with a view to cooperation with the United Nations country team.
    legislation also guaranteed children their rights, and provided for special care for children
    with special needs, the elderly and persons with disabilities.

    13. Illegal immigration was one of the greatest challenges faced by the country. Illegal
    immigration had a negative impact on the State budget, development, health, environmental
    programmes and social stability. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya looked forward to
    coordination and cooperation with concerned countries, particularly European countries of
    destination for migrants, to set up comprehensive programmes to address the economic and
    social roots of this phenomenon by helping immigrants to settle in their own countries,
    providing them with work opportunities and assisting their countries in development plans.
    5
    14. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya believed that human rights education was a duty that
    should be fulfilled in the school system and the family system and by relevant civil society
    organizations.
    15. The delegation provided responses to some of the questions asked in advance,
    indicating that it hoped that delegations would respect the religious, social and cultural
    specificities of the Libyan people.
    16. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya noted that laws safeguarded freedom of expression
    through principles enshrined in the Great Green Document
    . Article 5 promoted the right of
    expression of every person. This right had been enshrined in the Code on the Promotion of
    Freedom, which, in its article 8, stated that “each citizen has the right to express his
    opinions and ideas openly in People’s Congresses and in all mass media, no citizen is
    questioned on the exercise of this right unless this has been abused in a way that prejudices
    the People’s Authority or is used for personal interest, and it is prohibited to advocate ideas
    and opinions in a clandestine manner or to seek to disseminate them through force,
    temptation or terrorism”. Additionally, it was a basic law with which all contradictory or
    conflicting legislation should be compatible and was to be amended accordingly. In the
    context of freedom of expression, each citizen, male or female, who had reached the age of
    18 was entitled to membership in the Basic People’s Congresses and, by virtue of that
    membership, had the right to express his or her opinion on any matter. Further, in view of
    the growth of information networks, restrictions imposed on freedom of expression had
    become an obsolete issue and such freedom could be prevented. With regarding to revoking
    legislation that restricted freedom of expression, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya indicated that
    such legislation does not exist and that Libyan basic law explicitly mentioned freedom of
    expression.
    17. Freedom of religion was also guaranteed, in accordance with basic laws and the
    Green Document, which stipulated that religion was a private spiritual and individual value
    and constituted a direct relationship with the Creator (God).

  19. Before NATO and the U.S. started bombing Libya, the United Nations was preparing to bestow an award in MARCH 2011 on Muammar Gaddafi, and the Libyan Jamahiriya, for its achievements in the area of human rights. Muammar Gaddafi, whom NATO and the United States have been telling us for months is a “brutal dictator,” http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/16session/A-HRC-16-15.pdf

    Libya – a bitter truth about the fighting country
    http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/06/22/52254887.html
    The Libyans entirely support Muammar Gaddafi – well-known Italian documentary film maker Fluvio Grimaldi has debunked the main myth about the situation in Jamahiriya.

    “The Ambassador to Rome turned out to be one of the few high-ranking Libyans who happily sided with the strong partner. “If you want a visa to Benghazi you will get it in no time. If you want to go to Tripoli there will be no visa for you’, the Embassy declared. I joined a group of British peace-makers who also wanted to know the truth about what’s going on in that country,” Grimaldi writes.

    The expedition flew to Tunisia from where it proceeded to Libya by land. The itinerary was prompted by the western press – the group visited places where the situation was especially difficult, according to the media.

    In Tripoli the foreign visitors were controlled by young functionaries of the current regime appointed to stay with the group. However, Grimaldi and his fellow-travellers were allowed to stop in any place and talk to anyone on any subject. This was a freedom unavailable to journalists accredited in Benghazi.

    National unity and firm resolution to defend their country was what impressed the group most of all. School lessons have not stopped for a second, and now schools also provide additional training how to use weapons. This training is both for boys and girls. The so-called human shields, which are in essence cannon fodder, turned out to be voluntary units. Cities on the Mediterranean coast, ravaged and cut off by Gaddafi’s troops, according to the western media, in reality are very picturesque places with a good water supply system and strong agriculture. In any allegedly oppressed city, people told the Italian journalist that they heard about Muammar Gaddafi’s tyranny from their relatives and friends abroad, and a real disaster came only when NATO bombings began with the aim of protecting the people. Each interview, Fluvio Grimaldi says, gradually destroyed the western story of the horrible aggression of the Libyan leader.

    The local Catholic church has become a place of pilgrimage. Muslim women visit the Roman priest every day and ask him to tell the world the truth about the situation in the country. The Libyans asked Grimaldi’s group to do the same.

    The Libyan citizens have already been voluntarily defending their country for six months. The local people say that the army is doing its best to talk the civilian population out of taking part in the hostilities. The local people do not look like intimidated illiterate scamps, on the contrary, Grimaldi pointed out the dignity and honour of their bearing.

    It has been mentioned before as well that the situation in Libya is not as black as Obama and his NATO allies are trying to paint it. However, now that the US Senate has given Obama permission to extend the operation in Libya for another year and the coalition is persistently looking for the proof of Gaddafi’s bloody crimes, an eye-witness’ report is very appropriate.

  20. http://reason.com/archives/2011/06/22/war-counsel
    War Counsel
    Obama shops for Libya advice that lets him ignore the law.
    Jacob Sullum | 22 June 2011

    During the Bush administration, when the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) got into the habit of rationalizing whatever the president wanted to do, Indiana University law professor Dawn Johnsen dreamed of an OLC that was willing to “say no to the President.” It turns out we have such an OLC now. Unfortunately, as Barack Obama’s defense of his unauthorized war in Libya shows, we do not have a president who is willing to take no for an answer.

    While running for president, Obama criticized George W. Bush’s lawless unilateralism in areas such as torture, warrantless surveillance, and detention of terrorism suspects. “The law is not subject to the whims of stubborn rulers,” he declared in 2007, condemning “unchecked presidential power” and promising that under his administration there would be “no more ignoring the law when it is inconvenient.”

    Obama’s nomination of Johnsen to head the OLC, although ultimately blocked by Senate Republicans, was consistent with this commitment; his overreaching responses to threats ranging from terrorism to failing auto companies were not. Last week, by rejecting the OLC’s advice concerning his three-month-old intervention in Libya’s civil war, Obama sent the clearest signal yet that he is no more inclined than his predecessor to obey the law.

    Under the War Powers Act, a president who introduces U.S. armed forces into “hostilities” without a declaration of war must begin withdrawing those forces within 60 days unless Congress authorizes their deployment. Hence the OLC, backed by Attorney General Eric Holder and Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Johnson, told Obama he needed congressional permission to continue participating in NATO operations against Libyan dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi’s forces.

    While the president can override the OLC’s advice, that rarely happens. “Under normal circumstances,” The New York Times noted, “the office’s interpretation of the law is legally binding on the executive branch.” In this case, rather than follow the usual procedure of having the OLC solicit opinions from different departments and determine which best comported with the law, Obama considered the office’s position along with others more congenial to the course of action he had already chosen.

    Obama preferred the advice of White House Counsel Robert Bauer and State Department legal adviser Harold Koh, who argued that American involvement in Libya, which includes bombing air defenses and firing missiles from drone aircraft as well as providing intelligence and refueling services, does not amount to participating in “hostilities.” A report that the Obama administration sent Congress says “U.S. operations do not involve sustained fighting or active exchanges of fire with hostile forces, nor do they involve the presence of U.S. ground troops, U.S. casualties or a serious threat thereof, or any significant chance of escalation into a conflict characterized by those factors.”

    All that is irrelevant, since the War Powers Act says nothing about those criteria. According to the administration’s logic, Congress has no say over the president’s use of the armed forces as long as it does not involve boots on the ground or a serious risk of U.S. casualties—a gaping exception to the legislative branch’s war powers in an era of increasingly automated and long-distance military action. As Harvard law professor Jack Goldsmith, a former head of the OLC, told the Times, “The administration’s theory implies that the president can wage war with drones and all manner of offshore missiles without having to bother with the War Powers Resolution’s time limits.”

    This interpretation is so absurd that both House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who has criticized the war in Libya, and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), who supports a resolution approving U.S. involvement, say it fails the “straight-face test.” It is so absurd that The New York Times and The Washington Post, both of which strongly support the war, have editorialized against the Obama administration’s “sophistry” and “evasion of its legal duties.”

    It is now up to Congress to enforce those duties by defunding the president’s illegal and unnecessary war.

    Jacob Sullum is a senior editor at Reason and a nationally syndicated columnist.

    © Copyright 2011 by Creators Syndicate Inc.

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    Largest March in U.S. History Set to Take Place: Are Americans Waking up to Gaddafi’s Green Book?

    Posted: 2011/07/17
    From: Mathaba

    Image: the flow chart of direct participatory democracy as explained in The Green Book
    the Jamahiriya

    By Dennis South

    On Thursday, October 6th, 2011, barring all unforseen circumstances, there is going to be a march on Washington, DC, by U.S. citizens of all persuasions, the like of which has not been seen before in U.S. history. I believe that multi-millions are going to descend on Washington, DC.

    As you will see when you read the explanation below, which I took from the statement page of October2011.org, one intention of the march is to make it “the Tahir Square and Madison, Wisconsin” of the United States, or, in other words, the beginning of a resistance movement of the American people. The second thing to note is the spiritual influence of Brother Leader Colonel Omo Ju Omo Lo Gaddafi. And if you believe that I am exaggerating, I ask you the following: Do the following words, taken from the October2011.org statement, sound familiar to you?

    “Stop the Machine! • Create a New World!” is a clarion call for all who are deeply concerned with injustice, militarism and environmental destruction to join in ending concentrated corporate power and taking direct control of a real participatory democracy.”

    This statement shows that the American people are now hungering for the same thing that the Libyan people have had since the year 1977, when Brother Leader Colonel Muammar Omo Ju Omo Lo Gaddafi stepped down as the leader of the Libyan Jamahiriya, and handed the leadership of Libya direcly to the people. We have never, in the history of the United States, heard the American people ask for such direct control. They asked for better representation from their elected officials. They asked for their interests to be served, rather than the interests of private corporations, whose only concern is monetary profit. But, they have never asked for direct, participatory democracy.

    Now, those of you who were wondering about why I referred to Brother Leader Colonel Muammar Omo Ju Omo Lo Gaddafi as a Mujjadid of the 15th Century of Islam, should cease wondering. Understand that when such people descend to this earth, the “angels” of God (or, “forces of nature,” if you prefer) descend with them to help them begin–BEGIN–a process of reformation that will go on for a long time, until the reformation is completed. The Libyan people know this instinctively, and that is why Brother Leader Colonel Muammar Omo Ju Omo Lo Gaddafi is called, The Leader of The Revolution. Because The Revolution does not stop until it has reached it’s goal: the true and total liberation of the human spirit!!

    I do not believe that Brother Leader Colonel Muammar Omo Ju Omo Lo Gaddafi is necessarily the only such person to have descended to bring about a better world. But, I believe that he is most certainly one of them–AND A BIG ONE!! Here is the entire statement of October2011.org:

    Stop the Machine! Create a New World!

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    A Call to Action – Oct. 6, 2011 and onward

    October 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget. It is time to light the spark that sets off a true democratic, nonviolent transition to a world in which people are freed to create just and sustainable solutions.

    We call on people of conscience and courage—all who seek peace, economic justice, human rights and a healthy environment—to join together in Washington, D.C., beginning on Oct. 6, 2011, in nonviolent resistance similar to the Arab Spring and the Midwest awakening.

    A concert, rally and protest will kick off a powerful and sustained nonviolent resistance to the corporate criminals that dominate our government.

    Forty-seven years ago, Mario Savio, an activist student at Berkeley, said, “There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious—makes you so sick at heart—that you can’t take part. You can’t even passively take part. And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop. And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all.”

    Those words have an even greater urgency today. We face ongoing wars and massive socio-economic and environmental destruction perpetrated by a corporate empire which is oppressing, occupying and exploiting the world. We are on a fast track to making the planet unlivable while the middle class and poor people of our country are undergoing the most wrenching and profound economic crisis in 80 years.

    “Stop the Machine! • Create a New World!” is a clarion call for all who are deeply concerned with injustice, militarism and environmental destruction to join in ending concentrated corporate power and taking direct control of a real participatory democracy. We will encourage a culture of resistance—using music, art, theater and direct nonviolent action—to take control of our country and our lives. It is about courageously resisting and stopping the corporate state from destroying not only our inherent rights and freedoms, but also our children’s chance to live, breathe clean air, drink pure water, grow edible natural food and live in peace.

    As Mother Jones said, “Someday the workers will take possession of your city hall, and when we do, no child will be sacrificed on the altar of profit!”

    We are the ones who can create a new and just world. Our issues are connected. We are connected. Join us in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 6, 2011, to Stop the Machine.

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    If you believe in direct democracy and do not want to miss this event, or be involved in any events in your area calling for direct participatory democracy, please register here now.
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    (P.S. For those of you who do not know, the term, “Omo Ju Omo Lo,” is a Yoruba term that is used as a great title of deep love and deep respect, by the Nigerian people, for Colonel Gaddafi. The term means something like, “The best of the children.” He is certainly the best of the children of Africa, and probably of the world!)

    To make sure you do not miss future news updates, click the below link and sign up to the free daily briefing email:
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  21. “Rebels” are power-hungry terrorists, say Libyan refugees
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    Civilian casualties have raised serious misgivings about NATO intervention in Libya, even among supporters of the ongoing aerial campaign. And while the international community is taking sides in the conflict, it is the Libyan people who suffer most.
    Salma and her family escaped from the Libyan rebel stronghold of Benghazi to hide in a refugee camp in the west of the country when life in their native city turned into a nightmare.

    “It’s not safe there anymore. It’s become dangerous. And that’s not only because of explosions and gunshots. One day, people from the government in Benghazi – you call them rebels, we call them terrorists – came to me and told me, ‘we have to arrest your daughter, because we know that she supports Gaddafi,” Salma told RT.

    The escape has been long and hard for the women and their family, says Moona, another refugee.

    “I had to hide for some time from them, as they’ve been searching for me. Then we knew that there was a bus coming from Benghazi to Tunisia, the bus with the rebels, for their purposes. We took that bus, with our faces covered, and everybody was against Gaddafi there. We told them that we are also against and they let us in. We kept silent till we went to Egypt and from there via Tunisia we were sent here,” she recalled.

    Salma’s brother Sabri, a surgeon, has also fled the city. He says they have made three attempts on his life, but he only left when he saw a killing.

    “They took him from the ICU and killed him in front of the ICU and hanged his body on the wall of the hospital,” he said, describing what happened to one of the patients.

    The doctor says the people from the National Transitional Council were behind it – the rebels’ official political body formed after the revolution in Libya started in mid-February. Its members are recognized by many countries throughout the world as the only legitimate representatives of Libya.

    “There is no opinion other than their opinion. You are either with them or against them. They talk about freedom and democracy but there is no freedom and democracy. They just want the power,” doctor Sabri explains.

    The refugees in the camp say they now finally feel safe. But it is not that safe from this side of the frontline either.

    People gathered at a cemetery in Sabratha, the western region of Tripoli, to bury those killed in what the Libyan government says was a NATO airstrike. A bomb apparently landed on a private compound, flattened it and killed 15 people, including three kids.

    “We have been calling for peace and negotiation for months and no one wants to listen to us. Now we have to pay a very heavy price of civilian casualties and also military casualties. I think the time has come for the world to understand that this conflict has to come to an end immediately,” says Moussa Ibrahim, a spokesman for the Libyan government.

    But it is very unlikely to happen anytime soon. The newly dug ground in the cemetery is still fresh, while NATO has already claimed that the operation to “protect civilians” must go on

    • Kucinich: Defeat the Authorization for the War

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      By davidswanson – Posted on 24 June 2011

      Constitution Must Not be a Doormat, Congress Must not Be a Rubber Stamp

      WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2011) — Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), who has led bipartisan opposition to the war in Libya, today addressed the House, urging his colleagues to take a two-step approach to ending the U.S. involvement in the war in Libya.

      Congressman Kucinich will also be sending messages encouraging his colleagues to end the war with two votes. Step 1; Vote YES for H.R. 2278, which ends U.S. direct hostilities immediately, and Step 2; Vote YES for the Kucinich-Amash resolution to the FY 2012 Department of Defense Appropriations bill to end all involvement in the war by October 1, 2011.

      The full text of Congressman Kucinich’s address follows:

      “We have been in Afghanistan for ten years at a cost of over a half trillion dollars, in Iraq for eight years at a long term cost of at least three trillion.

      “Those who told us the war in Libya would last days, now want to extend it for another year at total cost of billions.

      “It is surreal we could even be considering authorizing this war at a time when the government is collapsing in debt.

      “Those who told us the war in Libya was to save civilians’ lives quickly switched to regime change with innocent civilians dying from NATO’s bombs.

      “Prior to NATO assuming responsibility, we launched hundreds of cruise missiles and dropped tons of bombs on Libya. Since NATO took over, the U.S. has struck from the air at least 90 times, including drone attacks. But these are not hostilities, claims the White House, so what business is it of Congress?

      “We must put an end not only to the war in Libya, but we must put an end to the thinking that the Constitution is a doormat and that our constituents must simply bear the consequences of the misguided policies of this Administration without this Congress having any say whatsoever.

      “Defeat the authorization for the war. Vote for the Rooney bill which limits the war and when we return let’s vote for a total cutoff of funds for this wrongheaded adventure.”

  22. War of Terror » The Ugly Truth: Videos Of Libyan Rebel Beheading Gadhaffi Soldier And Other NATO War Crimes
    The Ugly Truth: Videos Of Libyan Rebel Beheading Gadhaffi Soldier And Other NATO War Crimes
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    By Susan Lindauer, former CIA Asset covering Libya

    NATO has been pumping propaganda out of Libya to justify its “humanitarian war” against the government of Moammar Gadhaffi. Until now, NATO has succeeded in large part because ordinary citizens around the world have no access to direct intelligence on which to base their own opinions.

    As the former CIA Asset who covered Libya at the United Nations from 1995 to 2003 during negotiations for the Lockerbie Trial, I am compelled to break past that propaganda to examine actual evidence.

    Responding to numerous requests, I am sharing primary evidence that I receive daily from sources inside Tripoli. Video documentation comes from Libyan refugees, collected by a fact finding commission called “Global Civilians for Peace in Libya.”

    The fact-finding team includes Europeans, Africans, Americans and international human rights attorneys, who are preparing allegations of War Crimes against NATO. Judging from these videos, financial damages that NATO will be required to pay Libya should be stupendous, indeed.

    Above all, it’s clear that NATO grossly misrepresented its arguments at the United Nations, in order to justify military action. Britain and France trusted bad intelligence from unreliable sources, trying to gain power from the conflict.

    A more careful investigation shows that it is the NATO backed Rebels who are guilty of atrocities—not Gadhaffi’s soldiers at all. Sanctions should be thrown out, and NATO should shift its military forces to back Gadhaffi in defending the Libyan people.

    Never play truth or dare with a spy.

    The videos portray horrific atrocities. There are two important reasons why NATO Rebels would commit these acts. First, in committing war crimes, NATO Rebels have deployed a strategy for provoking panic and confusion at the street level, where they must control the people.

    They have frightened their opposition into silent submission. Ordinary Libyans can see with their own eyes that Libyan Rebels are all powerful, with NATO enforcers watching their back, and pro-Gadhaffi loyalists had better shut their mouths or face terrible consequences.

    At the same time, Libyan Rebels have discovered a way to punch NATO’s buttons, and fire up the engines for the “Humanitarian War–” For some reason, the world is supposed to believe that Gadhaffi’s government—which has no history of attacking its own people in 41 years of rule—is suddenly guilty of the most hideous offenses.

    Those of us who have studied Libya closely have opposite expectations. Historically, Gadhaffi has been so tenacious and protective of his people that he refused to hand over two Libyan men for the Lockerbie trial, despite years of U.N. sanctions.

    Gadhaffi knew the men were innocent, and would not get a fair shake in Court. Simply put, Lockerbie was a false flag operation to cover up rogue CIA involvement in heroin trafficking out of the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon, during the Terry Anderson hostage crisis.

    A joint team of CIA, FBI and Defense Intelligence investigators were flying on Pan Am 103 that day, heading for Washington to expose the corruption, when the plane exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland. Libya got tagged as the fall guy, but like 9/11, the truth refused to die. And Gadhaffi refused to back down. He stood by his people, despite punishing international pressures.

    Gadhaffi’s guess proved correct, by the way. In one of the most shameful episodes of corruption ever at the International Courts, the U.S. bribed two witnesses at the Lockerbie Trial with $4 million pay offs.

    After both witnesses recanted and confessed to the payments, the only Libyan convicted in the Pan Am 103 bombing, Abdelbasset Megrahi, won a “compassionate release” from Scottish prison in August, 2009, ostensibly so he could go home to die of cancer.

    Gadhaffi’s actions reveal a great deal about his character. As a leader, does he throw his people to the wolves? Or abandon them for convenience? Notoriously not. He claims the Libyan people as his own. He protects them no matter the cost to himself.

    These videos are the reality check. Ironically, by claiming Gadhaffi’s forces have been responsible for rape crimes specifically, NATO has made a glaring admission that War Crimes are in fact occurring inside Libya.

    Headlines that Gadhaffi issued Viagra to fuel rape binges by his soldiers played very well on CNN. However former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney has determined that the only major purchaser of Viagra bound for Libya was the U.S. Government itself, which handed out Little Blue Pills to older Rebel soldiers to energize them for battle.

    Judging from rape testimonials coming out of Libya, the U.S. strategy succeeded in the most tragic ways.

    The Bad Guys

    beheading
    These videos look awfully like Al Qaeda to me. But don’t take my word for it. Look at the evidence and decide for yourself.

    A warning: these videos are graphic and horrific. They’re posted at obamaslibya.com andFederalJack.com, because it’s got hefty security around its site and rock solid courage to speak truth to power.

    FederalJack will not back down, and will update the videos on obamalibya.com as new footage arrives.

    The first video shows a Libyan rebel beheading a Libyan soldier. If it looks like Iraq, well golly, the highest percentage of foreign fighters in Iraq (and Chechnya and Afghanistan) came from Eastern Libya. Unhappily for NATO, there’s no avoiding that this video was shot in Libya: The men are speaking a Libyan Arab dialect with its own distinct accent.
    The second video shows gruesome footage of a Libyan rebel cutting up the rotted flesh of a dead soldier and forcing it into the hands of Libyan Prisoners of War, who are lined up in a row so they must eat it.
    Another video shows a group of Rebels sodomizing a civilian with a pistol.
    Another shows a crowd of Rebels hanging and beheading a Libyan soldier.
    Another video shows CIA operatives working side by side Rebel forces, driving around in trucks— proof that U.S. forces are already on the ground and active participants in the atrocities.
    Another video shows several dead Libyan soldiers with their throats cut, lying in the back of a truck. The killings violate the Geneva Conventions of War, which protect enemy soldiers after capture. In the excitement, NATO Rebels encouraged a frightened on-looker to video the butchery and claim that Gadhaffi’s forces were responsible. Afterward, the man with the video grabbed his family and fled the Rebel stronghold. That’s how the video reached the fact-finding group in Tripoli.
    ALL VIDEOS CAN BE VIEWED HERE

    It’s so barbaric that it defies understanding how NATO could have envisioned these Rebels as holding any leadership potential at all.

    Rape As a Weapon of War

    Worst than you thought, right? Most notoriously up to this point, it has become evident that Rebels are using rape as a war-time punishment of pro-Gadhaffi or “neutral” families that don’t automatically embrace the Rebel cause.

    In Islamic culture, the whole family suffers stigmas after rape, a sort of communal punishment.

    Right now a team of female human rights attorneys are interviewing rape victims. Two rape testimonials and other eye witness reports are provided here.

    However these are not the most graphic stories. The problem is traveling hundreds of miles through checkpoints and bombs. By explanation, as of June 22, non-governmental fact finders are traveling 200 miles to video a boy who got castrated and both eyes gouged out by NATO Rebels as punishment for refusing to join their paramilitary unit.

    Other video getting collected comes from a father, who describes the kidnapping of his virgin daughter from a pro-Gadhaffi family. After dragging her out of the house at gun-point and taking her to a rape party for a brutal night gang rape, NATO rebels cut off her breasts with a knife, and she bled to death.

    Human rights investigators are waiting to interview a Libyan Woman from Zawia who survived a brutal gang rape that cut off her breasts. Horrified on-lookers saved her from bleeding to death, when the excited Rebels ran off, firing their guns in the air.

    She’s been hospitalized, but she’s still too physically and mentally damaged to handle the interview. International human rights attorney are standing by.

    We urgently seek an American sponsor so this Libyan woman can undergo reconstructive surgery in the United States or Europe. On June 19, Gadhaffi soldiers fighting for Misurata rescued another rape survivor.

    The young woman had been kidnapped and held hostage for 20 days. Rebel forces gang raped her every single day, round the clock, until Gadhaffi’s forces broke through their lines and saved her life.

    So much for NATO’s humanitarian mission. Clearly NATO has been grossly deceived, and should cease at once from protecting these Rebels. U.S. tax dollars are training a New Taliban to intimidate the Libyan people into submission, while the West plunders Libya’s wealth.

    But NATO failed to take into account the spirit of the Libyan people. Libya has a powerful history and traditions of resilience in defending its sovereignty from foreign invaders. Libyan families and Tribal Leaders are determined to seek financial damages from every NATO and Arab country that supports the rebels.

    So long as NATO provides training, uniforms, military assault rifles, jeeps and transportation, ground advisers and air power—-NATO will be forced to take responsibility for these crimes. Financial damages will come out of funding for NATO’s own citizens—out of education, health care, government pensions, universities, roads, bridges, you name it.

    Patrick Haseldine, a British expert on Libya’s conflict with NATO, has calculated current British financial damages at $2.8 billion.

    All of it begs the question why NATO governments should want to support these Rebels in the first place? Indeed, all of us should ask some important questions.

    Should President Obama spend hard-earned U.S. tax dollars from the Middle Class to finance this War? Should America assume the role of training Al Qaeda forces and function as Al Qaeda enforcers? While our great nation bleeds red ink? While Americans struggle to find jobs and fight off foreclosures? Knowing that our soldiers are exhausted from two other failed Wars—fighting these same Al Qaeda Rebels in Iraq and Afghanistan?

    And why exactly should America prop up NATO, so that the British and French can relive their glory days of Empire? Is it worth risking our Empire and prosperity? Really?

    These videos reveal a whole different truth. The CIA will probably get mad that I have released them. But good Intelligence Assets are supposed to deliver brutal honesty. We’re not supposed to hide ugly truths. We’re supposed to get information that leaders—and communities— urgently need to make the most informed choices in policymaking. It happens to be very, very ugly intelligence. But it would be wrong for me to spare you.

    In my opinion as a former U.S. Asset, the United States should break ties with the Libyan rebels and cut off financing immediately.

    You can decide for yourself.

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    Susan Lindauer worked in anti-terrorism covering Libya, Iraq, Egypt, Yemen, Syria and Malaysia at the United Nations. Her team gave advance warning about the 9/11 attack. She 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

    Intel Hub Note: This is an exclusive story by Susan Lindauer. Susan has proven herself to be a great source of information and has no reason, that I can see, to make something up and or alter evidence. With that being said, The Intel Hub has absolutely no way to independently confirm what side the man that was beheaded was actually on. Past information released by Susan has proved 100% correct.

  23. Fasting and the Spiritual Side of the Jamahiriya Revolution
    Posted: 2011/06/25
    From: Mathaba
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627259
    Gadhafi prays w Spiritual Leaders A message from Mathaba’s Spiritual Guide and Angel Helper, to all who wish to help achieve a resounding Victory over the forces of Evil attacking the Libyan Jamahiriya

    23rd June, 2011
    By Dennis South

    The news that Italy is divided over being in the NATO and U.S. led war of aggression and genocide against the Libyan People, against the Great Libyan Jamahiriya, and against Brother Leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is news from God! But this is not a time to get too comfortable.

    This is the 4th day of a 40-day fast that I have entered. I strongly urge all supporters of Colonel Gaddafi and the Libyan people, no matter what your religious belief of spiritual practice, to remember: We have no bombs to match NATO’s. Please join me and perform a fast. You do not have to fast for 40 days. You can fast for one day, or three days, or nine days, or whatever. But do remember: “Nothing ventured, nothing gained,” as the old saying goes.

    Fasting does not belong to any religion. It is an age-old practice that is performed for various reasons: communion with God; cleansing of the physical body; asking for help from God and the spiritual forces that God has created. But, if you are not familiar with any particular form of fasting, then try the Islamic fast. Many people and groups around the world following the Islamic fast, even though they are not Muslims:

    1. Get up in the morning between dawn and sunrise. Dawn begins at about 1 hour and 15 minutes before the sun rises (You can find sunrise and sunset times for your area on the Internet).

    2. Eat a normal breakfast, and drink liquids. Have this meal finished by 10 minutes before the sun has fully risen (before sunrise time).

    3. Do not eat anything between the hours of sunrise and sunset.

    4. Once the sun sets, eat your dinner as normal.

    Do not fast if you are sick or on a long journey. Do not fast if you are pregnant, or have personal female issues. If you’re female, fast when it is comfortable for you to do so. I particularly urge the females, our mothers, to fast, and to pray for the beloved daughter of Colonel Gaddafi, sister Aisha Gaddafi, whom we should never forget has her own awesome burdens to bear having lost her baby girl and two of her brother’s babies, all under 2 years of age, to a deliberate NATO bombing of her house. Let us remember, and thank God, for her dynamic and soul-lifting speech at Bab El Azizia, on April 14, 2011!! Let us pray that she fully understands that her children number tens of millions, and occupy all of the nations of the earth!!

    I repeat: This is now time to triple our efforts, on the spiritual side. NATO has not announced, yet, any intention of ceasing its genocidal, and illegal, war of aggression against Libya and Africa.

    Last week, as some of you might remember, I told you that, “within a few days,” you would see a major change. And it has happened: big divisions within NATO, renewed worldwide support for Libya, and victories on the ground. I saw no vision. I am not a prophet. I just believed strongly that this change would come, especially since millions of us have entered the spiritual battlefield, where the weapons are stronger and more plentiful than NATO weapons. You too believe strongly!

    In addition to fasting, I urge everyone to continue the 5-minutes, twice-a-day, visualization and prayer rituals that millions of Gaddafi and Libya supporters around the world are conducting. At 12:00 noon, Libya time, and then again at 12:00 midnight, Libya time, you visualize good for Libya: a peaceful Libya; a safe and protected Libya; and a safe and protected Brother Leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi!! And you pray.

    I assume that the 5-minute increment of time was chosen so as not to over-burden people. That is wise!! Because, often people will attempt to perform spiritual exercises that are beyond their capacity, and then eventually they will give up. The 5-minute visualization is easy for anyone to perform, and is easy enough so that you can perform it without fail, daily, through the length of this battle.

    A NOTE TO MUSLIMS!! It is time to get up, every single morning, in the wee hours of the morning, such as at 3:00 a.m., and perform from two to eight rakats of tahajjud prayer.

    NOTHING WHATSOEVER IS GOING TO COME TO YOU WITHOUT THIS SPIRITUAL EFFORT! NOTHING WHATSOEVER IS GOING TO COME TO YOU WITHOUT THIS SPIRITUAL EFFORT! NOTHING WHATSOEVER IS GOING TO COME TO YOU WITHOUT THIS SPIRITUAL EFFORT!

    Get hold of a long, white garment, and wear it during Tahajjud, which is Sunna. When you pray, cry in your prayers, as Rasoolulah (sws) said that crying in one’s prayer is very pleasing to Allah. And you have plenty to cry about!!

    ISHTIKHARA PRAYER: This is a powerful Islamic prayer!! If you do not remember what the Ishtikhara prayer is, then look it up on the Internet, and you will find explanations as to how to perform it!! Do one or the other, or both: Ishtikhara prayer and/or Tahujjid prayer. I urge you to not get so caught up in concern about bombs and tanks and bullets, that you forget the real weapons of real war: spiritual exercises. NATO and the U.S. does not have that on their side.

    Last, I urge the Libyan people to try, as hard as you can, to remain in Libya. Another statement that I had made here at mathaba, some time ago, was that it was the intention of NATO to kill at least 3,000,000 Libyans–half of the population. At the time, I know that that sounded unbelievable.

    Well, as you can see by brother Adam’s article, it was NATO’s intention–and may still be–to drive 5,000,000 Libyans out of Libya, as refugees to Europe. Then, they could have a “democratic vote” and install the Bengazi Traitors.

    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 #
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  24. Pope Benedict XVI said on the “Feast of Corpus Christi” 2011: “… “Without illusions, without ideological utopias, we walk the streets of the world, bringing within us the Body of the Lord, like the Virgin Mary in the mystery of the Visitation. With the humble awareness that we are simple grains of wheat, we cherish the firm conviction that the love of God, incarnate in Christ, is stronger than evil, violence and death.
    “We know that God is preparing for all people new heavens and new earth where peace and justice prevail — and by faith we glimpse the new world, that is our true home.”

  25. The Libyan Crisis: Italy Humiliates NATO
    Posted: 2011/06/25

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    Dr. J.K. Boker analyzes Italy’s decision to withdraw from the war of aggression and genocide that is being conducted against the Libyan people, and concludes, “NATO’s military campaign will not solve the problem and has to be abandoned. If it persists, it will have a boomerang effect on those backing it.”
    June 22, 2011
    At long last, the reality check that the war-mongers orchestrating NATO’s devastation of Libya need to do is here. Something is beginning to happen within NATO circles to confirm our claim that NATO’s military campaign is not the solution for the Libyan crisis.

    Italy, a NATO member, has begun taking the bull by its horns and, by this action, will set in motion the agitation that will force NATO out of Libya to make room for better solutions to be found for that country’s political crisis.

    Sharp criticisms from Italy have emerged to suggest that all is not well within NATO circles as far as the persistent devastation of Libya and the abuse of the UN Security Council’s Resolution 1973 are concerned.

    These criticisms underscore the tension that is mounting in NATO circles and which will eventually give way to the commonsense approach to solving the problem—something that has eluded the war-mongers orchestrating the devastation of Libya.

    As reported by the BBC (June 22, 2011), the Italian Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, has called for an immediate suspension of hostilities in Libya to allow for a corridor to be set up for humanitarian aid to be brought to the war-torn country. He also said NATO must provide data on results of its bombing campaign and guidelines on targeting errors.

    That was not all. Mr. Frattini said NATO’s credibility was “at risk” after the residential area strike by NATO last Sunday that killed innocent Libyan civilians. Speaking to the lower house of the Italian parliament on Monday, Mr. Frattini said “With regard to NATO, it is fair to ask for increasingly detailed information on results as well as precise guidelines on the dramatic errors involving civilians.”

    These utterances are a clear indictment on NATO and cannot be written off as inconsequential. Being the first time that a NATO member has openly voiced such concerns, the criticisms have the potential to throw into disarray NATO’s agenda on Libya and to shame those whose tunnel-vision approach has worsened the humanitarian problem in Libya and reduced to absurdity the UN Security Council’s Resolution 1973 authorizing the military action to enforce a “no-fly zone” and to solve humanitarian problems in that country.

    Certainly, by overstretching that Resolution to mean regime change, and by bombing residential areas and killing civilians, NATO isn’t solving humanitarian problems. It is creating them. And that’s the problem which Italy is drawing attention to and wondering whether NATO has any credibility or legitimacy on that score.

    The French and Wing Commander Mike Bracken, the NATO mission’s military spokesman, might be against any pause in the fighting, but what the Italian Foreign Minister has said will prove them wrong.

    As the BBC’s Duncan Kennedy saw it, Mr. Frattini’s comments are important as Italy provides most of the land bases for NATO’s bombing missions, the command centre, as well as several aircraft for the strike operations. Mr. Frattini’s views definitely relate to the political impact of civilian casualties and are probably shared, if not expressed so openly, by other NATO members, he observed.

    I am not surprised that Italy is the first NATO member to question the credibility and justification for the military campaign in view of the humanitarian problems that it has begun creating instead of solving as originally mandated. Signs have been on the horizon since March 19 when the International Coalition began bombarding Libya that Italy would be reluctant in participating in the military mission. For obvious reasons, Italy has been very cautious in its role in the military campaign.

    After all, it knows more than the other NATO members what it takes for it to deal with Libya, having ever been that country’s former colonial master. Despite its own problems with Gaddafi, Italy has peculiar interests in Libya and maintains responsibilities that other NATO members don’t share. It won’t, therefore, want to do anything that will harm its own interests. Italy might be willing to provide facilities to support NATO’s bombing raids, but it has cleverly avoided any direct participation in such raids.

    Now, it has found a good reason to make its voice heard and, using the events of last Sunday as the springboard, to question the legitimacy of NATO’s military mission in Libya, especially if it doesn’t lead to solving the humanitarian problems for which the NATO member states made commitments.

    For the Italian government particularly, a bigger problem is rearing its head. There’s a new pressure, from the Northern League (the junior partner in Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s coalition). The BBC has reported that just this weekend, the league warned Mr. Berlusconi that if he wanted its continued support, then, he would have to look again at Italy’s role in Libya, because of its fears about the mounting costs of the mission and because of that historical legacy.

    We don’t yet know what further action Italy may want to take to pressurize NATO or to register its discontent; but what it has said so far creates room for others to come out of their shells to take on NATO and the political forces backing its operations in Libya. It is not as if NATO’s military campaign has an overwhelming unconditional support worldwide. Voices of dissension are being raised and they have the potential to jolt the political leaders pushing on NATO to destroy Libya without any specific timetable being set for an end to the campaign.

    The initiative by Italy to criticize NATO has serious implications not only because it hints at the possibility of cracks in the NATO front but also because it opens to serious scrutiny the justification for whatever NATO is doing in Libya.

    As an immediate fallout, the Arab League Chairman Amr Moussa also urged a ceasefire on Tuesday, voicing reservations about the NATO campaign. In an interview with The Guardian newspaper (as reported by the BBC), he also cast doubt on NATO’s efficacy.

    “When I see children being killed, I must have misgivings. That’s why I warned about the risk of civilian casualties,” he told the UK newspaper, adding that the military campaign on its own would not be successful.

    “You can’t have a decisive ending. Now is the time to do whatever we can to reach a political solution,” he said. An internationally supervised ceasefire was necessary, he added, followed by a transitional period “to reach an understanding about the future of Libya.”

    Although the African Union hasn’t been actively pursuing its “political road map” to resolve the Libyan crisis, it is also voicing concern over the matter. Its Chairman, Jean Ping, said he believed the West would ultimately accept the AU’s ceasefire plan, which paves the way for a transition but makes no mention of Gaddafi’s departure, which is the rebels’ main demand.

    Jean Ping’s observation is as apt as will hurt the West: “The stalemate is already there. There is no other way,” he said, quoted by Reuters news agency (and reported by the BBC).

    These developments point to one thing: that NATO’s military campaign will not solve the problem and has to be abandoned. If it persists, it will have a boomerang effect on those backing it.

    Italy’s move suggests that the benefits of common sense, which have been lost on the war-mongers, may now be striking some. The earlier they intensify efforts to end the military campaign for less volatile options to be used to resolve the crisis, the better chances are that the political leaders of the countries orchestrating NATO’s mission in Libya will be halted in their stride before they cause any more trouble for the world.

    As of now, the clouds are gathering and it won’t take long before public opinion turns against them. That public opinion will definitely question not only the killing of civilians but also the legitimacy of the huge expenditure on that campaign when indications are clear that the economic conditions in the countries contributing resources to sustain NATO’s military campaign are not improving.

    In the US, for instance, there is concern that economic growth is sluggish and the Obama administration hasn’t given any firm proof that it is tackling the unemployment problem either. Thus, the drift of public concerns will negatively affect the military campaign, especially as it prolongs without any indication that NATO is achieving its objective.

    To many, the primary objective is to enforce a “no-fly zone” over Libyan air space and solve humanitarian problems. So far, Gaddafi hasn’t violated the “no-fly zone” order to warrant any action against him on that score.

    The fighting going on between his forces and the Benghazi-based rebels is being fuelled by NATO as it intensifies its airstrikes in a clear move to pave the way for the rebels to attack the pro-Gaddafi forces. But for NATO’s taking over the fight on behalf of the rebels, the momentum of the fighting would have lulled. But NATO won’t leave Gaddafi alone; hence, the persistent airstrikes in support of the rebels.

    NATO knows that regime change is the hidden sub-text of UN Security Council Resolution 1973 and will not relent until it achieves that objective. Therein lies the problem because Gaddafi has been able to read between the lines to foresee NATO’s intentions against him.

    That’s why he has conditioned himself for the ultimate—to resist NATO and the rebels and ultimately die as a martyr. His being adamant has sent NATO into a tail-spin. The more NATO goes after him, the more it creates humanitarian problems of the kind that is now fetching a bad name for it and prompting this reaction from Italy.

    Italy’s bold stance should the wake-up call that must end the senseless show of futile military strength in Libya by NATO (and its political backers). It is only when common sense takes over that attention will be turned to the obvious and less expensive solution, which some of us have been drawing attention to all this while.

    The political and diplomatic means that should solve the Libyan crisis has been on the lips of peace-lovers (Pope Benedict XVI, the head of the Catholic Church, and some sane members of the African Union who did not join wayward Nigeria, South Africa, and Gabon to sell Gaddafi out to the war-mongers who manipulated the United Nations to achieve their objectives under the Security Council’s Resolution 1973 to invade Libya and destroy its infrastructure and citizens with this kind of unprecedented alacrity).

    Now that the reality of NATO’s mission is clearly manifested as the cause of humanitarian problems in Libya, it is only prudent that those who see things beyond their noses should make their voices heard to halt the madness. It is fair, just, and proper that others providing facilities for NATO’s devastation of Libya should re-appraise their contributions and pull the plugs in the nick of time before the military campaign does more needless damage to a sovereign country and its peace-loving people.

    I am gratified that Italy is taking this turn for the better because its participation in the military campaign is crucial; and if it kicks against the campaign—because it is not doing what it was originally designed to achieve—sanity should prevail for the appropriate measures to be taken to resolve the Libyan crisis.

    The problem in Libya is a political one and no amount of military incursion and devastation by NATO will solve it. We’ve all seen the senseless destruction going on and the resolute determination with which the pro-Gaddafi forces are protecting their country. This willingness to die for their country cannot be broken by NATO’s bombardment or the rebels’ overzealousness.

    From March 19 when this military campaign began, it was not difficult to predict that it was doomed to failure, not only because it cannot be the solution to the purely political problem that it is being used to solve but also because of its fundamental lapses. Right from the moment that the West inserted itself into the Libyan crisis with the first airstrike, the early signs were clear that it was attempting to solve a problem that it didn’t fully comprehend.

    And it worsened matters for itself by immediately aligning with the Benghazi-based rebels, forgetting that those anti-Gaddafi elements were not more than those supporting him. By this one-sided approach to the problem, the West antagonized Gaddafi all the more and shunned the obvious solutions beckoning it for use. Preferring the military campaign to the political and diplomatic options has been the bane of NATO and will continue to derail its efforts until someone puts on his thinking cap to abandon this military campaign.

    Regardless of claims by the British Prime Minister or his Defence Secretary that the UK has the military capability to continue the campaign for as long as it would take, evidence suggests that it will take more than logistics for NATO to cripple Gaddafi and his government. The fighting has reached a stalemate and that is why NATO has resorted to daytime bombings and other acts in desperation to break Gaddafi’s back. But all these additional military strategies have failed.

    Instead, they have drawn attention to NATO as either exceeding the UN Security Council’s Resolution 1973 as it pursues its agenda of regime change or as senselessly destroying civilian areas and killing innocent Libyan citizens. The events of last Sunday have particularly cast NATO in a very negative light; hence, Italy’s call for a ceasefire or a clear response from NATO to the charges levelled against it for killing innocent civilians. That’s not how to solve humanitarian problems.

    NATO may claim to have destroyed more than half of Gaddafi’s military capabilities but his loyal troops are standing their ground just because they know how to carry on with their resistance to the NATO-led fighting going on in several parts of the country. They are proving to the West that winning a war takes more than sophisticated weapons.

    Another flaw in the organization and prosecution of the military campaign is the controversy surrounding the US President’s rash decision to involve that country in the Libyan crisis without first seeking approval from Congress. He may be indulging in sophistry to circumvent the 1973 War Powers Act but what is happening suggests that he is gearing himself up for a collision with Congress (the House of Representatives, especially), which will test how the overall prosecution of this military campaign goes on henceforth.

    Whether the House of Representatives votes to defund the US’ participation in the NATO campaign or whether the bill introduced by John Kerry and John McCain to regularize Obama’s lapse will save the situation from deteriorating further will also have a dire impact on the NATO mission. If the controversy drags on, it will undercut NATO’s mission and make a mockery of this brash military action against Libya.

    Unless anything drastic happens to give NATO and the rebels an edge in this fight, the stalemate will drag on to the dismay of the leaders of the US, Britain, Italy, and the Arab League whose love for military action instead of commonsense would have caused needless destruction of limb and property in a sovereign African country.

    This military campaign against Libya is needless and will go down in history as a blot on the reputation of the United Nations and the powerful voices in it that have manipulated it to warrant the use of war as a tool for conflict resolution.

    If the UN genuinely stands for peace, it must look for instruments of peace (political and diplomatic options) to resolve crisis in its member states, not allow those who finance it to bulldoze their way through to the disadvantage of its less powerful member countries.

    I hope the re-election of UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, for another five-year term will give us better approaches to resolving world crisis through negotiated settlements and not the flexing of military muscles. We need peace, not war!
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  26. South Africa to host African Union meeting on Libya
    2011.06.25 Agencies
    South Africa’s president will host the four other heads of state on the African Union’s Libya panel Sunday ahead of a key continental summit, the Foreign Ministry said.

    Gadhafi and Zuma

    President Jacob Zuma will meet with his counterparts from Mauritania, Congo Republic, Uganda and Mali to discuss the AU’s bid to resolve the ongoing conflict in Libya, which has so far failed to produce a diplomatic breakthrough.

    The meeting in Pretoria takes place ahead of the AU summit opening in Equatorial Guinea on June 30.

    Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi, a long-time backer of the AU and forceful advocate for stronger continental integration, held the pan-African body’s rotating chair in 2009.

    Many AU leaders have publicly criticized NATO’s assault on his regime, including Zuma, who earlier this month accused the alliance of abusing the United Nations resolution that justified its bombing.

    He said that by pursuing regime change NATO had strayed far outside the resolution’s civilian protection focus.

    Zuma met Qaddafi in May but left Libya without a deal to end the conflict.

    Zuma’s government has also accused Tripoli of a “heinous violation of human rights against [Qaddafi’s] own people” and South Africa, which currently holds a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, did vote in favor of a no-fly zone in Libyan airspace.

    On June 6, Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who heads the AU panel, told AFP that Qaddafi “can no longer lead Libya,” and that “his departure has become necessary.”

    The Mauritanian leader however also criticized the value of NATO’s assaults, suggesting they were doing the most harm to Libya’s people.

    African leaders have called for a ceasefire and diplomatic solution to the conflict, but the Libyan rebels have refused to discuss a deal that does not call for Qaddafi’s immediate removal from power.

  27. U.S: PREPARES TO INVADE LIBYA (They have prepared Public Opinion with enough propaganda and news Black-outs for the last 4 months to the extent that the American People are Ready to Accept a Land Invasion of Libya !
    war in Libya with am. marines

    By Crossed Crocodiles | 24 June 2011 at 8:43 pm | Africa, International Solidarity, Libya, News

    Huge Marine Drill Confirms Ground Invasion of Libya, from Kurt Nimmo at InfoWars. Exercise Mailed Fist, covering much of theeast coast of the United States, has been underway this week to test equipment and readiness for a ground invasion planned for some time in October.

    marines in Libya

    Marine air ground task force, MAGTF (click to enlarge enough to read text)
    “On Sunday, CNN reported on a huge Marine war exercise dubbed Exercise Mailed Fist.

    “The exercise is designed to test the capability of every type of Marine Corps aircraft, including MV-22 Ospreys and F/A 18 Hornets, as well as some Navy ships and Air Force planes,” CNN reported.

    The exercise will encompass a large area on the U.S. East Coast – from Quantico Marine Base in northern Virginia to the Navy’s Pinecastle Bombing Range in Florida. Most of the exercise activity will occur above North and South Carolina.

    The drill begins today and ends on Friday.

    Thousands of Marines will take part. According to CNN, it will be biggest drill of its kind ever held on the East Coast.

    “Exercise Mailed Fist is the first exercise of its specific kind and the largest 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing exercise conducted in recent history,” Staff Sgt. Roman J. Yurek, Marine Corps spokesman, told CNN. “In the past, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing units had to deploy to the West Coast to conduct this type of training.”’
    marines with battery

    Marines with Battery K fire 120mm mortars here June 21. The battery provides artillery and indirect fire for Battalion Landing Team 3/1, the ground-combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The unit is training with the Expeditionary Fire Support System for an upcoming deployment later this year. 6/21/2011 9:19:00 PM Photo: Cpl. Gene Allen Ainsworth III
    “It appears the Pentagon has released information about the exercise exclusively to CNN. A Google News Search produces scant results on Exercise Mailed Fist.

    CNN is a notorious focal point for Pentagon psyops. In 2000, the Pentagon confirmed that psyops personnel, soldiers and officers, have worked in the CNN headquarters in Atlanta. In February of that year, Dutch journalist, Abe de Vries, reported on the presence of U.S. Army personnel at CNN for the Dutch daily newspaper Trouw.

    Obama will visit Fort Drum in New York on Thursday. It is speculated he will announce a decision on drawing down U.S. forces in Afghanistan, but the visit may also be related to a plan to send ground troops into Libya.

    The huge military exercise comes at a critical time. As we reported last week, the United States is in the preparatory stages of a ground invasion of Libya and a campaign against Syria.

    …Other calls to the Alex Jones Show from military personnel confirmed the reports.”

    Syria and Iran are also subject to speculation as possible targets. The Marines run exercises all the time, but this is a particularly large scale exercise.

    The earlier report by Aaron Dykes at InfoWars on June 15:

    “Infowars.com has received alarming reports from within the ranks of military stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas confirming plans to initiate a full-scale U.S.-led ground invasion in Libya and deploy troops by October.

    The source stated that additional Special Forces are headed to Libya in July, with the 1st Calvary Division (heavy armor) and III Corps deploying in late October and early November. Initial numbers are estimated at 12,000 active forces and another 15,000 in support, totaling nearly 30,000 troops.

    This information was confirmed by numerous calls and e-mails from other military personnel, some indicating large troop deployment as early as September. Among these supporting sources is a British S.A.S. officer confirming that U.S. Army Rangers are already in Libya. The chatter differs in the details, but the overall convergence is clear– that a full-on war is emerging this fall as Gaddafi continues to evade attempts to remove him from power

    A caller identified as “Specialist H” working for mortuary affairs under USCENTCOM 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, something the media has yet to report, and needs to investigate and address.

    Geo-political expert Dr. Webster Tarpley also told the Alex Jones Show today that wider war is being planned for Libya, while the count of simultaneous U.S. wars has reached five conflicts– including Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya and Yemen. The potential for an even greater spread of regional conflict could well provoke a World War III scenario, drawing in tenuous nations like Syria, Lebanon, Iran or even Saudi Arabia, according to Tarpley.

    For his part, President Obama has brushed off demands to answer to Congress for continuing military action beyond the 60 day limit set under the war powers act. The engagement he first claimed would be over in mere days, Obama then dubbed a “kinetic action” rather than a war. Further, Obama has justified his commitment of American forces under a United Nations mandate, unconcerned by his own admission with the will of Congress. Now, with significant overlap in reports, we can confirm an apparent decision by Obama to support wider war and a longer-term involvement in Libya.”

    If this information is correct, I guess we can hang up any hopes that United States policy will make sense or present a positive face to Africa or anywhere else in the world.

    President Obama Ignored Advice of Top Legal Advisors, OLC in Waging War in Libya. From the New York Times:

    “President Obama rejected the views of top lawyers at the Pentagon and the Justice Department when he decided that he had the legal authority to continue American military participation in the air war in Libya without Congressional authorization, according to officials familiar with internal administration deliberations.

    Jeh C. Johnson, the Pentagon general counsel, and Caroline D. Krass, the acting head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, had told the White House that they believed that the United States military’s activities in the NATO-led air war amounted to “hostilities.” Under the War Powers Resolution, that would have required Mr. Obama to terminate or scale back the mission after May 20.

    But Mr. Obama decided instead to adopt the legal analysis of several other senior members of his legal team — including the White House counsel, Robert Bauer, and the State Department legal adviser, Harold H. Koh — who argued that the United States military’s activities fell short of “hostilities.” Under that view, Mr. Obama needed no permission from Congress to continue the mission unchanged.”

    If US personel are already dying from gunfire in Libya, there are hostilities. In addition to the President seizing “blatently unconstitutional powers” I also understand the military personel in Libya are receiving combat pay, another indicator of genuine hostilities.

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    Here are some descriptions of Exercise Mailed Fist from Havelock News in North Carolina:

    June 22, 2011

    Elements from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Cherry Point are being joined in the 11-day exercise by Marines from New River, Beaufort, S.C. and other Marine, Navy and Air Force units from Florida to Virginia. The exercise, the largest for area Marines in a decade, ends Friday.

    Essentially, MWSS-274 mobilized as though it was deploying to a faraway place to create an operational air base capable of supporting up to 600 personnel. Marine Attack Squadron 542 brought a fleet of AV-8B Harriers and associated support personnel to Bogue Field.

    The first thing the Marines got operating on the first day was their water purification system, which puts out 21,000 gallons a day drawn right from Bogue Sound.

    “The water is actually eight times more pure than the water that comes out of your tap at your house,” said Cpl. Matthew L. Cheney, a water purification support technician.

    He said each purifier uses micro-filtration and reverse osmosis to remove impurities, including nuclear or biological warfare agents that might be in the water during a battlefield situation.

    “We draw water directly out of Bogue Sound and in 10 minutes we’ve got completely purified water that’s ready to go,” Conway said. “You can drink it right out of the machine.”

    Over the weekend, Marine families were invited to the camp, and all were able to get a taste.

    “Everybody was able to come by and drink it, and 10 minutes before it had been home to a fish,” Conway said.

    Clean water is the foundation of the operation, Conway said.

    “If you lose that capability, you’ve basically shut everything down,” he said.

    Next in line would be nourishment, and the field mess is able to prepare three hot meals a day.

    Heavy equipment was brought in to build temporary runways and helicopter landing pads.

    “It allows us to break the equipment out, and instead of inspecting it every day and just maintaining it, they actually get to use it, and it increases both our proficiency with the equipment and their proficiency of actually operating the equipment,” Conway said. “That’s the greatest way to keep it operating is to actually use it.”

    MWSS-274 firefighters and their trucks and equipment came along too, and crews are always ready with reflective gear capable of pulling a pilot from a downed plane burning at 1,200 degrees.

    “Our job is not to put out the fire but to make rescues,” said Gunnery Sgt. Raymond Secoy, leader of the aircraft firefighting crew.

    All 2nd MAW aircraft, from jets to KC-130J refuelers to helicopters, are involved in the exercise.

    VMA-542 pilot Capt. B.R. Stevens said Harriers are outfitted with small practice bombs and practice missiles that converse electronically with the pilot as though they were the real thing.

    “It allows the pilot the same flight characteristics as a 500-pound bomb,” he said. “You are able to get the same training as regular ordnance, except you are not carrying the weight or drag of 1,500 pounds of dumb bombs,” Stevens said.

    Sgt. Wesley Peck, an avionics technician with VMA-542, keeps the Harriers flying “so they can drop bombs on the bad guys.”

    He said Mailed Fist was good for his 50-man support crew.

    “This exercise gets us in the mindset,” Peck said.

    Lance Cpl. Steve Squires is a powerline mechanic.

    “We get into the right mentality and get to see how everything is going to get set off and how everything is going to go down,” he said.

    Conway said the training less than 40 miles from Cherry Point offers the same benefits as training at more remote locations.

    “It allows us to have the flexibility to make some honest mistakes and to learn the lessons on the cheap and you apply them so you don’t keep making those mistakes again and then you can apply those lessons learned when you are going a little further away when you don’t have those instant reach-back capabilities to Cherry Point,” he said.

    “You set it up, you take it down, you learn the lessons and you apply them. You just get that much more efficient at your job. So that when we get the notice — whether it’s a notified deployment where we have several months to work up to it or it’s a limited-to-know deployment where it’s pack your stuff, get out, get over there — we can be operational.”

    And saving money while training is a key part, he said.

    “When we just went through the budgetary continuing resolutions, we weren’t sure where the funding was coming from,” Conway said. “At one point in time I was down to less than $100 in my operating budget while we were waiting for the next round of money to hit.”

    June 17, 2011

    Air and ground assets from Virginia to Florida are part of a massive readiness exercise led by the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Cherry Point.

    Exercise Mailed Fist 1-11 is continuing through June 24, and residents in the area should expect an increase in military aircraft and ground activity in the region, according to a release from Cherry Point.

    The exercise is one of the largest for the 2nd MAW in recent history. It is designed to ensure that personnel remain prepared to serve as part of a rapid-deployment aviation force in readiness, according to the release.

    The exercise involves Marine units from Cherry Point, New River and Beaufort, S.C., along with other Marine, Navy and Air Force units from the East Coast, according to the release. Bases involved include Cherry Point, New River, Bogue Field, Atlantic Field and Camp Davis, as well as others in the region such as Beaufort, S.C., Vadalia Regional Airport in Georgia, Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Fort Pickett, Va., MCAS Quantico, Va., and the Navy Pinecastle Bombing Range in Florida.

    The training involves, for the first time in more than 10 years, the deployment of a Cherry Point Harrier squadron to Bogue Field in Carteret County, from where it will operate as part of the exercise, according to the release. The training also involves all other type of aircraft operated by the 2nd MAW.

    The training also involves a newly built Wing Operations Center at Cherry Point that uses a variety of communications technologies, according to the release.

    Previous such exercises have involved deployment to the West Coast, and by combining previous separate training events, the cost of the training is less expensive, according to the release. A specific figure was not provided.

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    A comment at Crossed Crocodiles by b real:

    from the text of a speech by uganda’s permanent representative to the UN at a june 15th UN meeting w/ the AU that the former did about everything possible to make invisible, short of actually canceling the event

    “1. Thank you for organizing this interactive dialogue. It is good that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has met the African Union (AU) Mediation Committee (High-Level Ad hoc Committee on Libya) so that we can exchange views on the situation in Libya in a candid and frank manner. This should have happened much, much earlier because Libya is a founding member of the AU. An attack on Libya or any other member of the African Union without express agreement by the AU is a dangerous provocation that should be avoided given the good, relaxed international situation in the last 20 years since the release of Nelson Mandela from jail and the eventual freedom of South Africa.

    2. The UN is on safer ground if it confines itself on maintaining international peace and deterring war among member states.

    3. Intervening in internal affairs of States should be avoided except where there is proof of genocide or imminent genocide as happened in Rwanda or against the Jews in Germany and the European Countries that were occupied by the Third Reich.

    4. There are differences on the issue of Libya as to whether there was proof of genocide or intended genocide. Fighting between Government troops and armed insurrectionists is not genocide. It is civil war. It is the attack on unarmed civilians with the aim of exterminating a particular group that is genocide – to exterminate the genes of targeted groups such as the Jews, Tutsis, etc. It is wrong to characterize every violence as genocide or imminent genocide so as to use it as a pretext for the undermining of the sovereignty of States. Certainly, sovereignty has been a tool of emancipation of the peoples of Africa who are beginning to chart transformational paths for most of the African countries after centuries of predation by the slave trade, colonialism and neo- colonialism. Careless assaults on the sovereignty of African Countries are, therefore, tantamount to inflicting fresh wounds on the destiny of the African peoples. If foreign invasions, meddlings, interventions, etc, were a source of prosperity, then, Africa should be the richest continent in the world because we have had all versions of all that: slave trade, colonialism and neo-colonialism. Yet, Africa has been the most wretched on account of that foreign meddling.

    5. Whatever the genesis of the intervention by NATO in Libya, the AU called for dialogue before the UN resolutions 1970 and 1973 and after those Resolutions. Ignoring the AU for 3 months and going on with the bombings of the sacred land of Africa has been high-handed, arrogant and provocative. This is something that should not be sustained or repeated. To a discerning mind, such a course is very dangerous. It is unwise for certain players to be intoxicated with technological superiority and begin to think that they alone can alter the course of human history towards greater freedom for the whole of mankind. Certainly, no constellation of states should think that they can recreate hegemony over Africa.

    6. The safer way is to use the free gift God gave us – the ability to talk – in order to solve all problems.

    7. The UN or anybody acting on behalf of the UN must be neutral in relation to the internal affairs of states. Certainly, that should be the case with respect to the African countries. The UN should not take sides in a civil war, for instance, in an African country. The UN should promote dialogue, reconciliation, the peaceful resolution of conflicts, and help in enforcing agreements arrived at after negotiations such as the agreement on the Sudan.

    8. Regardless of the genesis of the Libyan problem, the correct way forward now is dialogue without pre-conditions. The demand by some countries that Colonel Muammar Gadaffi must go first before the dialogue is incorrect. Whether Gadaffi goes or stays is a matter for the Libyan people to decide. It is particularly wrong when the demand for Gadaffi’s departure is made by outsiders.

    16. The story that the rebels cannot engage in dialogue unless Gadaffi goes away does not convince us. If they do not want dialogue, then, let them fight their war with Gadaffi without NATO bombing. Then, eventually, a modus vivendus will emerge between the two parties or one of them will be defeated. The attitude of the rebels shows us the danger of external involvement in internal affairs of African countries. The externally sponsored groups neglect dialogue as well as building internal consensus and, instead, concentrate on winning external patrons. This cannot be in the interest of that country. Mobutu’s Congo as well as performance of all the other neo-colonies of Africa in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and their eventual collapse in the 1990s prove that foreign sponsored groups are of no value to Africa.”

    inner city press has been providing alot of coverage recently of US/UN efforts to quash african voices on this issue

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    Libya – Bombing 2/3 Of The People To Save 1/3 Of The People
    By Crossed Crocodiles | June 18, 2011 at 7:35 pm | No comments | Africa, International Solidarity, Libya, News, The Pan-Africanist Imperatives

    US bomds 2/3s of Libya
    Is NATO bombing two thirds of the population of Libya in order to protect the other one third from the (alleged) danger of being slaughtered?

    According to a rebel spokesman quoted the Washington Post on June 14:

    “If the rebels take Zlitan, they would be within 85 miles (135 kilometers) of the eastern outskirts of Tripoli. … they face challenges in advancing on the city.

    “We need the people of Zlitan to push more courageously forward. They are dependent on our movements, but the problem is only a third of that city is with the rebels,” said Ibrahim Beatelmal, a rebel military spokesman in Misrata”

    R2P, responsibility to protect? (read: rush to plunder) is certainly selective. NATO’s chosen third derive their tenuous legitimacy solely from NATO’s choice to back them. Meanwhile, the R2P is continuing bombing every half hour round the clock, 50 or 60 times a day.

    In Zlitan, where the rebel leader said 2/3 of the population, the majority, do not support the rebels, only a minority does support them, the rebels are calling for NATO bombs so they can seize the town.

    “‘As you know our forces could not get into Zlitan,” said Zuwawi. “We need Nato help. We are very surprised because Nato has delayed to bomb the grad [rocket artillery] forces.”

    Nato insists it is taking an active role, but Misrata’s rebels say the alliance’s current level of engagement will not be enough to save Zlitan’s population.”

    This is to save the 1/3 of the population the rebels claim supports them. The rebels are fine with bombing the other 2/3 of the population. No one could describe that as democratic in spirit or in action.

    The rebel stronghold city, may not be entirely enthusiastic about the rebels. I found this account from the end of April about a:

    “… “second front” in Benghazi. This front consists of the armed groups of civil militia, ordinary citizens who are seeking restoration of the rule of law in Benghazi. They declared that they wouldn’t stand so-called “rebels” any more in their city, who are fighting each other and expose violence on city’s population.”

    It is difficult to confirm, especially relying on western media. But it appears credible based on what we hear about the rebels.

    Claiming that NATO is only bombing military targets is disingenuous. Believing the bombs only strike or aim at military targets is naive. Here are a few pictures of the bombing in Tripoli.

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    NATO bombs neighborhoods in Tripoli
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    NATO bombs strike Kadhafi’s neighborhood (Photo credit MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    NATO bombs strike neighborhoods in Tripoli
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    NATO bombs hit neighborhoods in Tripoli
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    NATO bombs light the night sky over homes in Tripoli
    Visiting Zambia, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton –

    Zambia, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton –

    “… said Saturday that “we don’t want to see a new colonialism in Africa,” when asked about China’s growing influence in the continent.

    She might as well have said: “we don’t want to see a new [read Chinese] colonialism in Africa,” so we are bringing back the old colonialism. In fact the old colonial masters are back as well, joined together in NATO.

    Another laugh provoker among Clinton’s remarks:

    “Clinton also said on Friday that Washington was concerned that China’s foreign assistance and investment practices in Africa have not always been consistent with generally accepted international norms of transparency and good governance”

    Her words have truth, but the problem is hardly limited to China. Clinton’s words should cause people to fall about laughing except for the fact that people are dying in Libya, in Somalia, in Ivory Coast, in the DRC, and in many more places. On the plus side for US corporations, the dying and destruction provide product demonstrations, testing and merchandising for US weapons manufacturers. It is all good for business.

    If the US was providing ANYTHING other than military assistance in Africa it might not be so bad. It is so distorted that a lot of people in the US think that the military assistance IS foreign aid rather than the coercion and dominance it is in fact.

    There is something about Clinton’s words reminiscent of the way Ben Ali and Mubarak eloquently demonstrated how far removed they were from the realities in their streets, worse than the fuddling effects of alcohol.

    Hilary Clinton’s warning to African nations against “the creeping new colonialism” of foreign investors and governments interested in extracting natural resources to enrich themselves would have been meaningful, if the US had not already gone kinetic in Libya and the Ivory Coast for the same reasons.

    It is no longer enough to simply qualify their acts as double-standards, when they involve acts of aggression, impunity, crimes against humanity, chicanery, and plain banditry. Whilst condeming Gaddafi and calling on Africans not to have any dealing with a “regime that is killing its own people”, Obama meets, wines and dines with the Crown Prince of Bahrain. As Juan Gonzalez reads in Democracy Now! Headlines news of June 09, 2011, Obama Hides Meeting with Top Bahraini Leader—And Mutes Criticism of Ongoing Crackdown

    I have no great love for the Chinese presence in Africa. They are as ruthless and exploitive as anyone, including of their own people. And I really don’t appreciate them bringing Chinese labor to Africa to do the work. But at least African countries have some chance to maximize their own development with Chinese money if they are willing to take the opportunity and be tough and forward thinking. Unfortunately we have a lot of bad leadership around the continent (and around the world, including in the US) who think the purpose of government is to enrich the governing class.

    And the US is offering Africa nothing but military government, which is the main source of terrorism in Africa, and something most people in Africa want to leave behind.

    ________

    h/t The Odikro
    h/t MoA

  28. R2P – Rush To Plunder in Libya
    By Crossed Crocodiles | June 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | Africa, International Solidarity, Libya, News

    Tweet R2P is the Rush To Plunder Africa. R2P protects Africans by killing them and stealing their resources. We have already lived through an earlier version of R2P known as the three Cs, Christianity, Commerce, and Civilization, now recognized as imperialism, racism, and economic self interest. R2P is the latest code name for the same imperialism, racism, and economic self interest. President Obama has joined with the President of France and the Prime Minister of Great Britain to once again take up the White Man’s Burden, another name for R2P, following the call of that original hymn to US imperialism:
    libya bombing
    To veil the threat of terror
    And check the show of pride.

    US/NATO veil the threat of terror by supporting terror, supporting al Qaeda sympathisers in Benghazi and calling them fighters for democracy. US/NATO will check the show of pride by destroying the infrastructure and economic success, the pride of the Libyan people, who are not beholden to the US or NATO for their success. The US and NATO seek to end Libyan independence and with it to undermine the African Union and African independence at the same time.

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    This building was destroyed by the NATO bombing of the North African state of Libya. It housed a civil society council with a school for special needs children next door.
    If R2P had anything to do with protecting civilians, some of that protection would be given to the black Libyans and immigrants who are being massacred by the rebels. Ethnic cleansing committed by the rebel groups is a big risk for black Libyans and African migrants. Hundreds have already been murdered.

    Boats adrift and filled with African families, men, women, and children, refugees fleeing from the violence, have been ignored and abandoned by NATO participants, left to drift until hundreds of passengers died of thirst and starvation. European participants in the assault ignored pleas for help, and the French Navy ship Charles de Gaulle sailed right by the sick and dying, ignoring even the babies held up in supplication as people begged for help. Many boats of refugees have been lost, including the one described below:

    “NATO ships, planes left African refugees stranded in Mediterranean to die
    The wave of migrants fleeing Libya has intensified since the US, France, Britain and NATO launched their war against Libya on March 19.

    The response of NATO and the European powers to the influx of African asylum seekers has been one of unadulterated hostility and racism.

    On March 29 or 30, the boat drifted near an aircraft carrier—“so close that it would have been impossible to be missed,” writes the Guardian. The newspaper continues: “According to survivors, two jets took off from the ship and flew low over the boat while the migrants stood on deck holding the two starving babies aloft. But from that point on, no help was forthcoming. Unable to manoeuvre any closer to the aircraft carrier, the migrants’ boat drifted away. Shorn of supplies, fuel or means of contacting the outside world, they began succumbing one by one to thirst and starvation.”

    The newspaper concludes from its investigation that the carrier was the French ship Charles de Gaulle”

    The US and NATO don’t even pretend to exert their responsibility to protect those civilians. Protection of civilians has nothing to do with the assault on Libya. Does anyone think the massive numbers of bombs dropped on the Tripoli area have left civilians magically untouched? There have been 9,183 sorties flown so far. Those bombs are not protecting civilians.

    “… targets are being bombed, and then hit again if BDA (Bomb Damage Assessment) reveals that total destruction was not achieved.”

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    NATO bomb exploding
    “… the Pentagon is the true epicenter of American policy toward the Arab Reawakening. Briefly paralyzed early in the year by the specter of resurgent Arab nationalism in the planet’s most vital energy reservoirs, Washington quickly launched a massive military assault on Libya in collaboration with European mini-imperialists to show the Arab world who’s really the boss. In the Persian Gulf region, the Saudi Arabian monarchy gathered up their fellow emirs, sultans and sheiks to safeguard the common patrimony of royal families against democratic or nationalist subversion.

    Moammar Gaddafi was drafted as imperialism’s designated demon in North Africa

    … the shock of seeing the empire’s death pass in front of its eyes in the form of a democratic – and, by definition, anti-U.S. imperialism – Arab nationalist oil dominion caused the Obama administration to kick the U.S. military’s Full Spectrum Dominance machinery into high gear. The world needed to know that this president will not allow American spheres of hegemony to shrink on his watch, and that he has the means and the inclination to kill at will (Black Agenda Report)”

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    Oil and Arms, Libya and Europe (click to enlarge enough to read) A range of Libyan business and investment is deeply intertwined with both Europe and the US, including arms.
    From the end of April:

    The Murder of Muammar Qaddafi Is Planned For May 2, 2011. The linked article informs us that the Italian coalition government was about to fall apart over the bombing of Libya. It also informs us that the people of Benghazi are sick of the lawlessness of the rebels and are organizing against them. Keep in mind that the people in Libya have the right to own guns and carry arms. Failing support from Italy, and dissension in Benghazi put the heat on the coalition of the recolonizers. They need decisive action before the Italian government changes, and before it becomes clear that the residents of Benghazi are not united behind the “rebels”. Huge bombing raids targeted Gadaffi’s compound at the very beginning of May and killed his grandbabies. As Glen Ford points out:

    “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. … 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.”

    Hillary Clinton went to Italy during the first week of May and was able to persuade the Italians to continue Italian support for the bombing.

    Libya was a success story before the bombing:

    “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.

    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.

    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. …

    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.

    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.

    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. (David Rothscam Reports)”

    Susan Lindauer writes:

    “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.”

    At Black Agenda Report Glen Ford writes:

    “[The] Pentagon is the true epicenter of American policy toward the Arab Reawakening. Briefly paralyzed early in the year by the specter of resurgent Arab nationalism in the planet’s most vital energy reservoirs, Washington quickly launched a massive military assault on Libya in collaboration with European mini-imperialists to show the Arab world who’s really the boss. …

    Moammar Gaddafi was drafted as imperialism’s designated demon in North Africa, while Shi’ite Iran served as the scapegoat for royal reaction in the Gulf. The monarch-dominated Gulf Cooperation Council, acting through a confused Arab League, gave moral cover to the Euro-American bum-rush of an equally confused United Nations Security Council. “No-fly” Resolution 1973 landed on the heads of Libyan soldiers amidst the methodical destruction of the country’s infrastructure. Thousands of miles to the east, the Saudis and lesser royals brutally smashed the democratic aspirations of Bahrain’s Shia majority, and schemed to save Yemen from a peaceful people’s uprising.

    No sooner was the UN Security Council resolution to “protect” Libyan civilians issued, than it was mangled into a mandate for regime change and political assassination at NATO’s discretion. International law became its opposite. R2P is now wholly discredited in the eyes of the conscious world –which, unfortunately, excludes most Americans.

    The International Criminal Court, to which the United States is not a signatory, but which it deploys to indict selected Africans – and only Africans – for human rights offenses, has been eclipsed by Obama’s imperial offensive. Why go through the motions of indicting designated enemies, when Full Spectrum Dominance enables the U.S. to execute them at leisure.”

    Pepe Escobar writes:

    “In resource-rich Africa, a complex subplot of the New Great Game in Eurasia is already in effect. It’s all about three major intertwined developments:

    1) The coming of age of the African Union (AU) in the early 2000s.

    2) China’s investment offencive in Africa throughout the 2000s.

    3) The onset of the Pentagon’s African Command (Africom) in 2007.


    The Pentagon has in fact been meddling in Africa’s affairs for more than half a century. According to a 2010 US Congressional Research Service study, this happened no less than 46 times before the current Libya civil war.

    Among other exploits, the Pentagon invested in a botched large-scale invasion of Somalia and backed the infamous, genocide-related Rwanda regime.

    The Bill Clinton administration raised hell in Liberia, Gabon, Congo and Sierra Leone, bombed Sudan, and sent “advisers” to Ethiopia to back dodgy clients grabbing a piece of Somalia (by the way, Somalia has been at war for 20 years).

    The September 2002 National Security Strategy (NSS), conceived by the Bush administration, is explicit; Africa is a “strategic priority in fighting terrorism”.

    Yet, the never-say-die “war on terror” is a sideshow in the Pentagon’s vast militarisation agenda, which favours client regimes, setting up military bases, and training of mercenaries – “cooperative partnerships” in Pentagon newspeak.

    Africom has some sort of military “partnership” – bilateral agreements – with most of Africa’s 53 countries, not to mention fuzzy multilateral schemes such as West African Standby Force and Africa Partnership Station.

    American warships have dropped by virtually every African nation except for those bordering the Mediterranean.”

    Jonathan Stevenson writes in Foreign Affairs:

    “AFRICOM will have a hard time reestablishing its bona fides with African governments, which were fairly tenuous even before the Libyan intervention.”

    and concludes, inaccurately I believe:

    “Although regaining African countries’ trust will be difficult, it is not impossible.

    In word as well as in deed, the idea should be to cast the Libyan operation not as a mistake but as an exception.”

    Unfortunately Libya is not an exception, as Pepe Escobar points out, it is just the latest of close to 50 US military interventions in Africa going back approximately 50 years. Libya is just the latest military intervention in a long line of military interventions. Like Groucho Marx, Mr. Stevenson is asking Africans not to believe their own lying eyes.

    Pepe Escobar writes in Asia Times:

    “This “kinetic activity” took place after former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger had been hammering his endgame for Libya on at least three different occasions; at George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs; at an Aspen Institute session on “Values and Diplomacy”, also in Washington; and at the Bretton Woods II conference in New Hampshire.

    Kissinger’s plan: invade Libya and keep this thing going until at least the spring of 2012. The (wacky) agenda; keep MENA (Middle East/Northern Africa) in total disarray as a diversionist tactic/pretext for Washington to attack Iran on behalf of Israel – to the benefit of the military-industrial complex. …

    Gaddafi is the perfect villain for this Anglo-French-American farce unworthy of French playwright Georges Feydeau. For all his dictatorial megalomania, Gaddafi is a committed pan-African – a fierce defender of African unity. Libya was not in debt to international bankers. It did not borrow cash from the International Monetary Fund for any “structural adjustment”. It used oil money for social services – including the Great Man Made River project, and investment/aid to sub-Saharan countries. Its independent central bank was not manipulated by the Western financial system. All in all a very bad example for the developing world.

    Breaking up Libya would be just the hors d’oeuvres for breaking up other parts of Africa where China has sizable investments. Yes, because if Western boots hit the ground in northern Africa, the “footprint” will reach the Sahel – which is already in turbulence; Mali and Niger are receiving weapons from the “rebels” in Libya that are ending up in the hands of al-Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM). The powers that be in Algeria and Morocco – where pro-democracy protests continue non-stop – are already freaking out.

    … Gates had already misled the US Congress a few weeks ago, saying that the US role in Libya would end once NATO was in command.

    Here are some things the Hellfire missiles will be up against in Libya. A gross domestic product per capita of US$14,192; unemployment benefits of around $730 a month; nurses being paid $1,000 a month; no major taxes; free education and medicine; interest-free loans for buying a car and an apartment. Quite a few unemployed Americans wouldn’t mind a one-way ticket to Tripoli.

    The attack of the drones is on so Washington may pretend it’s not by any means expanding its “kinetic military action” – which is not a war.”

    And we are seeing a lot of AFRICOM military activity in North Africa, particularly directed at Algeria and Morocco. The US/NATO Libyan intervention is more the rule than the exception, a clear precedent for future “kinetic actions”.

    Stability operations means protecting US/NATO client regimes, or installing new and more compliant client regimes:

    “The predatory and criminal character of the US-NATO operation becomes ever more apparent the longer it drags on. Washington, London and Paris hope to not only seize control of Libya, but also increase their influence in neighbouring states that have been convulsed by revolutionary uprisings. The NATO powers aim to use Tripoli as a centre of operations throughout North Africa, preventing any further erosion of their strategic and economic interests in the region.

    Hague pointed to these calculations when he referred to the “stabilisation” of Tunisia and Egypt as an aim of the war against Libya (wsws)”

    Jean-Paul Pougala writes in Pambazuka:

    “It was Gaddafi’s Libya that offered all of Africa its first revolution in modern times – connecting the entire continent by telephone, television, radio broadcasting and several other technological applications such as telemedicine and distance teaching. And thanks to the WMAX radio bridge, a low cost connection was made available across the continent, including in rural areas.

    It began in 1992, when 45 African nations established RASCOM (Regional African Satellite Communication Organization) so that Africa would have its own satellite and slash communication costs in the continent. This was a time when phone calls to and from Africa were the most expensive in the world because of the annual US$500 million fee pocketed by Europe for the use of its satellites like Intelsat for phone conversations, including those within the same country.

    An African satellite only cost a onetime payment of US$400 million and the continent no longer had to pay a US$500 million annual lease.

    This is how a symbolic gesture of a mere US$300 million changed the life of an entire continent. Gaddafi’s Libya cost the West, not just depriving it of US$500 million per year but the billions of dollars in debt and interest that the initial loan would generate for years to come and in an exponential manner, thereby helping maintain an occult system in order to plunder the continent.

    The US$30 billion frozen by Mr Obama belong to the Libyan Central Bank and had been earmarked as the Libyan contribution to three key projects which would add the finishing touches to the African federation – the African Investment Bank in Syrte, Libya, the establishment in 2011 of the African Monetary Fund to be based in Yaounde with a US$42 billion capital fund and the Abuja-based African Central Bank in Nigeria which when it starts printing African money will ring the death knell for the CFA franc through which Paris has been able to maintain its hold on some African countries for the last fifty years. It is easy to understand the French wrath against Gaddafi.

    The African Monetary Fund is expected to totally supplant the African activities of the International Monetary Fund which, with only US$25 billion, was able to bring an entire continent to its knees and make it swallow questionable privatisation like forcing African countries to move from public to private monopolies. No surprise then that on 16-17December 2010, the Africans unanimously rejected attempts by Western countries to join the African Monetary Fund, saying it was open only to African nations.

    It is increasingly obvious that after Libya, the western coalition will go after Algeria, because apart from its huge energy resources, the country has cash reserves of around €150 billion. This is what lures the countries that are bombing Libya and they all have one thing in common – they are practically bankrupt.

    It is disconcerting to say the least that for the first time in the history of the United Nations, war has been declared against a people without having explored the slightest possibility of a peaceful solution to the crisis.”

    In Asia Times Ellen Brown asks Libya all about oil, or central banking?

    “Several writers have noted the odd fact that the Libyan rebels took time out from their rebellion in March to create their own central bank – this before they even had a government.

    In it [a 2007 “Democracy Now” interview of US General Wesley Clark] he says that about 10 days after September 11, 2001, he was told by a general that the decision had been made to go to war with Iraq. … they planned to take out seven countries in five years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.

    What do these seven countries have in common? In the context of banking, one that sticks out is that none of them is listed among the 56 member banks of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). That evidently puts them outside the long regulatory arm of the central bankers’ central bank in Switzerland.

    The most renegade of the lot could be Libya and Iraq, the two that have actually been attacked.

    According to a Russian article titled “Bombing of Libya – Punishment for Ghaddafi for His Attempt to Refuse US Dollar”, Gaddafi made a similarly bold move: he initiated a movement to refuse the dollar and the euro, and called on Arab and African nations to use a new currency instead, the gold dinar. Gaddafi suggested establishing a united African continent, with its 200 million people using this single currency.

    During the past year, the idea was approved by many Arab countries and most African countries. The only opponents were the Republic of South Africa and the head of the League of Arab States.

    Libya not only has oil. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), its central bank has nearly 144 tonnes of gold in its vaults. With that sort of asset base, who needs the BIS, the IMF and their rules?

    All of which prompts a closer look at the BIS rules and their effect on local economies.

    “In a 2002 article in Asia Times Online titled “The BIS vs national banks” Henry Liu maintained:

    BIS regulations serve only the single purpose of strengthening the international private banking system, even at the peril of national economies. The BIS does to national banking systems what the IMF has done to national monetary regimes. National economies under financial globalization no longer serve national interests.

    … FDI [foreign direct investment] denominated in foreign currencies, mostly dollars, has condemned many national economies into unbalanced development toward export, merely to make dollar-denominated interest payments to FDI, with little net benefit to the domestic economies.”


    That would explain where Libya gets the money to provide free education and medical care, and to issue each young couple $50,000 in interest-free state loans. It would also explain where the country found the $33 billion to build the Great Man-Made River project. [… the largest and most expensive irrigation project in history, the US$33 billion GMMR (Great Man-Made River) project. Even more than oil, water is crucial to life in Libya. The GMMR provides 70% of the population with water for drinking and irrigation, pumping it from Libya’s vast underground Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System in the south to populated coastal areas 4,000 kilometers to the north.] Libyans are worried that North Atlantic Treaty Organization-led air strikes are coming perilously close to this pipeline, threatening another humanitarian disaster.

    So is this new war all about oil or all about banking? Maybe both – and water as well. With energy, water, and ample credit to develop the infrastructure to access them, a nation can be free of the grip of foreign creditors. And that may be the real threat of Libya: it could show the world what is possible.”

    The murderous bombing continues:

    “NATO extends authorisation for Libya bombardment to September
    Washington and its European allies are clearly readying an intensified campaign aimed at ousting the government led by Muammar Gaddafi and installing a client administration in Tripoli.

    NATO leaders now make little effort to conceal the reality that military operations are centrally aimed at removing Gaddafi from power—a goal that is not authorised under the “mandate” supposedly provided by UN.

    American, British, and French leaders have deliberately sabotaged any possibility of a negotiated end to the civil war in Libya between the Gaddafi regime and the opposition forces based in the eastern city of Benghazi. Italian government efforts to resolve the situation by allowing Gaddafi to make a “political exit” were derailed by the demand for war crimes charges against the Libyan leader issued last month by the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor.

    It now appears likely that the timing of NATO’s 90-day bombing authorisation is at least partly aimed at scuttling the African Union’s demands for a “roadmap” that involves an immediate ceasefire, including an end to NATO bombing. South African President Jacob Zuma visited Tripoli on Monday to meet with Gaddafi; afterwards he said that the Libyan leader was ready to implement the African Union’s roadmap. NATO responded by unleashing fresh airstrikes immediately after Zuma flew out of the Libyan capital.

    According to NATO figures, American and European air forces have conducted 9,183 sorties since March 31.

    The mounting death toll exposes NATO claims about “protecting the people of Libya.” A further escalation is being prepared”

    James Petras, in Washington’s long war against Africa reminds us:

    “The Obama regime’s invasion and bombing of Libya is a continuation of a longstanding imperial practice designed to enhance U.S. power via the installation of client regimes, the establishment of military bases and the training and indoctrination of African mercenary forces dubbed “collaborative partners.” There is no question that there is a rising tide of imperial militarism in the U.S. over the past several decades.
    Most of the U.S.’ African empire is disproportionally built on military links to client military chiefs. The Pentagon has military ties with 53 African countries – including Libya prior to the current attack.

    AFRICOM, despite its assigned role as a vehicle for spreading imperial influence, has been more successful in destroying countries than in gaining resources and power bases. The war against Somalia, displacing and killing millions and costing hundreds of millions of dollars, enters its 20th year, with no victory in sight.

    Apart from the longest standing U.S. neo-colony, Liberia, there is no country willing to allow AFRICOM to set up headquarters. Most significantly, AFRICOM was unprepared for the overthrow of key client regimes in Tunisia and Egypt – important “partners” in patrolling the North African Mediterranean, the Arabian coast and the Red Sea.

    The continent-wide presence of AFRICOM has been matched by its incapacity to convert “partnerships” into effective proxy conquerors. The attempt to foster “civil-military” programs has failed to secure any popular base for corrupt collaborator regimes, valued for their willingness to provide imperial cannon fodder.

    The continuing North African uprising overthrew the public face of the imperial backed dictatorships. As the popular Arab revolt spreads to the Gulf and deepens its demands to include socio-economic as well as political demands, the Empire struck back. AFRICOM backed the assault on Libya, the crackdown on the prodemocracy movement by the ruling military junta in Egypt and looks to its autocratic “partners” in the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula to drown the civil society movements in a blood bath.

    The growing militarization of U.S. imperial policy in North Africa and the Gulf is leading to a historic confrontation between the Arab democratic revolution and the imperial backed satraps; between Libyans fighting for their independence and the Euro-American naval and air forces ravaging the country on behalf of their inept local clients.”

    Twice the African Union has tried to resolve the Libyan conflict peacefully, and both times it has been resoundingly ignored and rebuffed. Whether the subject is banking or oil or water or China, it is quite clear that US/NATO sees Libya’s successs and independence as bad example for the rest of Africa and a threat to US hegemony. Ordinary citizens and leaders in Africa should view the Libyan intervention as a serious threat to their independence and success, now and in the future, a threat to the well-being of the entire continent. R2P, the Rush To Plunder is on, for banking, for oil, for minerals, for water and for land.

    • NATO is an outlaw, the ICC is its accomplice
      28.06.2011
      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 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 defence 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 them 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.

      Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

      Pravda.Ru

  29. Courtenay Barnett

    THOUGHTS AND REFLECTIONS ON THE USE OF MILITARY POWER BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    What is evident to me is that the politics of the world increasingly has to be viewed in terms of the raw use of military power. The US, at this juncture of human history, is the nation state with the greatest amount of military power in the world and there is serious cause for concern about how that power is used and projected into the world.
    I will explain what I mean.
    When the Wall Street mafia raped private funds and brought the world to global economic crisis, the response by Bush was to inject trillions back to the same gangsters, thieves and “banksters” who caused the crisis. Then, when Obama was elected, he did not reverse the process but continued and gave many trillions more back to the same “banksters”. At the same time for decades before, the United States defence budget has increased constantly year after year. At a time when clearly, many citizens of the US are in need in the midst of a serious economic slump, when there is no ‘cold war’ and the wars in which the US are engaged are not in the least wars of defence in response to any nation having attacked the US, it stretches the bounds of credulity to justify the on-going wars and bombardments of other weaker nations by US military forces and attacks by their troops supported by the NATO nations. In this sense, the traditional political ideas of divisions between Democrat and Republican, right and left, become meaningless.
    Again, post 9/11, the Bush administration used this event as the casus belli for bombing an already impoverished and war destroyed nation ( i.e. post the Soviet invasion and defeat). How does one catch Bin Laden by bombing carpet bombing Afghanistan is a logical question to ask. How does one target combatants who are not uniformed and do not comprise a standing army in their own country is the next question. How does one legitimize having trained the Taliban, Bin Laden and armed the Muslim combatants at a time when the US/CIA ( read: “Charlie Wilson’s war”) wanted to defeat the Soviets, then post war speak of trying to defeat the so-called Al-Qaeda fighters ( i.e. the very ones who had been trained by the CIA and the US is sacrificing young service persons lives for ) – and so justify this foreign incursion with an iota of credibility? How can it be justified to sacrifice young American lives to run an oil pipeline across Afghanistan and shed US blood on foreign soil in a war that supports a man whose brother along with the CIA has seen heroin production reach its zenith simultaneously while American troops have occupied Afghanistan? How can one legitimately speak of “freedom” when since 2003 the US government knowingly lied to the American people and the world about WMDs and clearly is faced with an unyielding resistance( because the Iraqis do not want illegal US occupation) and continue to sacrifice to a number of one million dead Iraqis and over 4,700 American lives ( officially acknowledged by the US) in a depleted uranium infested nation, due to this unyielding American aggression? How can there be any conceivable decency of US foreign policy when for eight years the US supported in turn Iraq under Saddam and Iran in a war that cost significant numbers of human life, during the longest conventional war of the twentieth century?:-

    (http://www.iranchamber.com/history/articles/arming_iraq.php)

    Today the illegality persists with the irony of the first US President of direct African descent setting out along with his European/NATO partners to destroy Libya, Africa’s most prosperous country measured on social indicies and the per capita income yardstick? This last question is supported, strange as it may seem, from the figures and information available on the CIA factbook ( assuming that post bombing the CIA has not deleted or altered the facts that were posted prior to the NATO bombardment).

    It is these kinds of questions that I find troubling, for that the answers that are to be given take any sentient, perceptive, decent and honest human being to a point of some doubt about why America is projecting its power into the world not so much as the “land of the free and the home of the brave”, but as the “land of thieves and home of slaves”. Pardon my apparent rudeness in so observing, but personally I yet have respect for the document termed the American Constitution for reasons of its innovative construct and genuine attempts to balance the forces and use of power within the nation. For peace-loving American individuals I bear no ill will. Unfortunately, the American government has diverged significantly from the founding fathers nobly expressed aspirations. Sadly, as Eisenhower warned of:-
    “the military industrial complex”
    http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=206082
    17th January, 1961
    his concerns have proven overwhelmingly justified.
    Conclusion
    I end on that note, because if it were merely me who alerted world denizens to beware of the use of the words “security” , “liberty” and “freedom” in the abstract, when justification is sought for US foreign policy, then no one would give any serious thought to merely my observations as made above about US/NATO hegemonic conduct. In actuality, it was a prescient Republican president who made the observations that increasingly in our world today are proving him brutally, bloodily and frighteningly – correct in his expressed insightful concerns.
    You may not be in agreement with me – but do share these thoughts with your friends, for that we have the power of the internet, our own minds, our basic concepts of human decency, justice and fairness to question these wars and to resist in whatever ways we can the advancing extended militarism of our times.
    Interestingly, George Kennan, the US architect of the cold war made these four observations:-
    “World communism is like [a] malignant parasite which feeds on diseased tissue” (1946).
    And
    “It may be true, and I suspect it is, that the mass of people everywhere are normally peace-loving and would accept many restraints and sacrifices in preference to the monstrous calamities of war.”

    (N.B.The humane ones amongst us ought not to embrace bellicosity as if it were the normal and natural state of conduct in human affairs. There is indeed a pathology of power, and it is manifest around us.)
    And
    “We should cease to talk about vague and unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better.”
    And
    “Were the Soviet Union to sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean, the American military establishment would have to go on, substantially unchanged, until some other adversary could be invented. Anything else would be an unacceptable shock to the American economy.”

    What was deemed to be potentially an unacceptable shock to the American economy, in this post Soviet collapse world of ours, viewing the various manifestations of American military power here and now, is an actual shock of horrendous proportions for the non-European and non-American peoples of the world ( some half million Asian lives and about 60,000 dead US service persons from the Vietnam war, to a million dead in the Iraq war and counting upwards). And if we, the people, are not hampered in our thoughts by the belief that the US and NATO really are projecting democratization, human rights and the quest for rising living standards into the world by way of its/their increasing militarism and aggression, the better we are able to appreciate what Kennan had in mind when he wrote the words quoted above. If communism is/was as Kennan stated, and his was an option of capitalism, which now has unchallenged dominance in the world, what must we, the many humans inhabiting our world, make of the conduct of the unbridled option which remains as it gains expression through the projection of military force into the world?

    Think again – peace!
    Courtenay Barnett – 4th June, 2011 ( http://www.globaljusticeonline)

  30. http://www.17022011libya.com/vb/showthread.php?t=3866
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    تأجيل إجتماع لويا جيرغا المنشقين عن نظام القذافي في روما Postpone the meeting of the Loya Jirga dissidents from the Qadhafi regime in Rome
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    تأجيل إجتماع لويا جيرغا المنشقين عن نظام القذافي في روما Postpone the meeting of the Loya Jirga dissidents from the Qadhafi regime in Rome

    رغم محاولة التلطيف التي قام بها وزير الخارجية الإيطالي، فرانكو فراتيني، للمشكلة الناتجة من دعوة بلاده إلى عقد مؤتمر اللويا جيرغا للمنشقين عن نظام القذافي والذين يدعون تمثيل القبائل الليبية وتضم «ما بين 200 و300 شخصية» في روما، بإعلانه تأجيل هذا «الاجتماع الموسّع» الذي كان مقرراً الجمعة الماضية، تؤكد مصادر من القوي الوطنية الليبية إلغاءه وليس تأجيله، لأن الدعوة أتت من الحكومة الإيطالية و منشقين عن القذافي من دون التنسيق مع المجلس الوطني الانتقالي والقوى الوطنية الليبية المعارضة للعقيد معمر القذافي. While trying to mitigation by the Italian Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, the problem resulting from his country’s call to convene a conference Loya Jirga of dissidents from the Qadhafi regime and who claim to represent the Libyan tribes and includes «between 200 and 300 personal» in Rome, announcing postponement of the «expanded meeting» which was scheduled for last Friday, confirming the strong sources of the Libyan National postponed and not canceled, because the call came from the Italian government and the dissidents of the Gaddafi without coordination with the Transitional National Assembly and the national forces opposed to the Libyan Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

    وحمل مندوب المجلس الوطني لدى الأمم المتحدة، عبد الرحمن شلقم، الدعوة الى منشقين عن القذافي تم تسميتهم كوجهاء وكزعماء للقبائل ومسؤولي المجتمع المدني في ليبيا, ومن دون علم المجلس الوطني الذي يمثل الثوار الليبيين. He held the National Council representative to the United Nations, Abdul Rahman Shalgam, to call for dissidents Gaddafi was nominated Kugea and as leaders of the tribes and officials of civil society in Libya, and without the knowledge of the National Council, which represents a Libyan rebels. هذا ما يؤكده المعارض المقيم في واشنطن، هذا وقد أكد الدكتور صالح جعودة، خلال اتصال هاتفي أجرته معه «الأخبار». This is confirmed by the opposition based in Washington, this was confirmed by Dr. Saleh Jaudh, during a telephone interview with the «News». ففي نظر جعودة وبعض أطياف المعارضة الليبية لا يمثّل انشقاق شلقم عن العقيد معمر القذافي سبباً ليقوم بمبادرات منفردة مع حكومات أجنبية من دون الرجوع الى المجلس الانتقالي والقوى الوطنية الناشطة على الساحة الليبية. In the eyes of Jaudh and some of the spectra of the Libyan opposition does not represent a split Shalkam Colonel Muammar Gaddafi for the cause of individual initiatives with foreign governments without reference to the Transitional Council and the national forces are active on the scene Jamahiriya.
    بعض الكوادر في المعارضة الليبية لا ترى أن شلقم مؤهل الآن لأن يقوم بمبادرات كهذه،«لقد كان سفيراً لنظام الطاغية القذافي لدى روما لمدة عشر سنوات، ورغم أنه انضم الى الانتفاضة في آخر فبراير وأصبح ممثل المجلس في الأمم المتحدة، فهو لا يزال خارج إطار المجلس الوطني الانتقالي وليس عضواً في المجلس التنفيذي للمعارضة». Some cadres of the Libyan opposition does not believe that Shalgam qualified now because the initiatives such as this, «has been an ambassador for the tyrant Gaddafi to Rome for ten years, and although he joined the uprising in last February and became a representative of the Council of the United Nations, it is still outside the framework of the Council Transitional National Assembly and is not a member of the Executive Council of the opposition ».
    ويضيف جعودة «ثبت لدينا أن هذا المؤتمر ممول من شركة نفطية إيطالية يملك النظام الليبي حصة في أسهمها، وتشارك وزارة الخارجية الإيطالية في تنظيم هذا المؤتمر وتمويله. He adds Jaudh «proven to us that this conference is funded by the Italian oil company owns a stake in the Libyan regime shares, share the Italian Foreign Ministry in organizing this conference and its financing. لذلك قد تكون دعوة فراتيني من الأعمال الارتجالية التي لا يمكن القبول بها». So it may be an invitation Frattini of improvisational work that can not be accepted ».

    ربما كانت دعوة فراتيني الى هذا «الاجتماع الموسّع» تؤسس لسياسة دولية جديدة من شأنها الالتفاف على القوى الشرعية التي باتت تمثل الشعب الليبي بعد ثورة 17 فبراير، بما يشبه سياسة الولايات المتحدة في أفغانستان وتطويع مجلس ممثل بطريقة ما للقبائل المُسمّى «لويا جيرغا» لخدمة أهداف السياسات الدولية، بتكوين نظام على قياس تطلعات هذه الدول. Invitation was probably Frattini to the «expanded meeting» establish a new international policy that would circumvent the powers legitimacy that have come to represent the Libyan people after the revolution of February 17, including like U.S. policy in Afghanistan, and adaptation of the Council representative of the way of the tribes called «the Loya Jirga» to serve the goals international policies, configure the system to measure the aspirations of these countries.
    و«اللويا جيرغا»، عبارة بشتونية تعني «مجلس المصالحة الموسع»، حيث يجتمع رؤساء القبائل ووجهاؤها السياسيون والدينيون وسواهم للتشاور في حل مشاكلهم المتعلقة بشؤونهم السياسية والعامة، وتقليدياً كان يستمر اجتماعهم إلى حين التوصل إلى قرار يتخذونه بالتفاهم والإجماع، من دون تصويت رسمي. And «Loya Jirga», is a Pashtun means «Reconciliation Council expanded», where he will meet the chiefs, dignitaries, politicians, religious leaders and others to consult with their problems concerning their affairs in political and public, and traditionally was to continue meeting until a decision they would take understanding and consensus, without a formal vote.

    المصدر : http://www.al-akhbar.com/node/15473 Source: http://www.al-akhbar.com/node/15473

    postpone the meeting of the Loya Jirga of defectors from the Qadhafi regime in Rome
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  31. US `Preparing To Invade Libya`
    Posted: 2011/06/26
    From: Mathaba
    U.S. prepares for ground invasion of Libya, whether it happens, as the Libyans hope so that they can show their strength against foreign aggressors who have thus far been too cowardly to come close, remains to be seen.

    By Pan-Africanist International
    Huge Marine Drill Confirms Ground Invasion of Libya, from Kurt Nimmo at InfoWars. Exercise Mailed Fist, covering much of theeast coast of the United States, has been underway this week to test equipment and readiness for a ground invasion planned for some time in October.

    “On Sunday, CNN reported on a huge Marine war exercise dubbed Exercise Mailed Fist.

    “The exercise is designed to test the capability of every type of Marine Corps aircraft, including MV-22 Ospreys and F/A 18 Hornets, as well as some Navy ships and Air Force planes,” CNN reported.

    The exercise will encompass a large area on the U.S. East Coast from Quantico Marine Base in northern Virginia to the Navy’s Pinecastle Bombing Range in Florida. Most of the exercise activity will occur above North and South Carolina.

    The drill begins today and ends on Friday.Thousands of Marines will take part. According to CNN, it will be biggest drill of its kind ever held on the East Coast.

    “Exercise Mailed Fist is the first exercise of its specific kind and the largest 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing exercise conducted in recent history,” Staff Sgt. Roman J. Yurek, Marine Corps spokesman, told CNN. “In the past, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing units had to deploy to the West Coast to conduct this type of training.”’

    Marine fire

    Marines with Battery K fire 120mm mortars here June 21. The battery provides artillery and indirect fire for Battalion Landing Team 3/1, the ground-combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The unit is training with the Expeditionary Fire Support System for an upcoming deployment later this year. 6/21/2011 9:19:00 PM Photo: Cpl. Gene Allen Ainsworth III

    “It appears the Pentagon has released information about the exercise exclusively to CNN. A Google News Search produces scant results on Exercise Mailed Fist.

    CNN is a notorious focal point for Pentagon psyops. In 2000, the Pentagon confirmed that psyops personnel, soldiers and officers, have worked in the CNN headquarters in Atlanta. In February of that year, Dutch journalist, Abe de Vries, reported on the presence of U.S. Army personnel at CNN for the Dutch daily newspaper Trouw.

    Obama will visit Fort Drum in New York on Thursday. It is speculated he will announce a decision on drawing down U.S. forces in Afghanistan, but the visit may also be related to a plan to send ground troops into Libya.

    The huge military exercise comes at a critical time. As we reported last week, the United States is in the preparatory stages of a ground invasion of Libya and a campaign against Syria.

    …Other calls to the Alex Jones Show from military personnel confirmed the reports.”

    Syria and Iran are also subject to speculation as possible targets. The Marines run exercises all the time, but this is a particularly large scale exercise.

    The earlier report by Aaron Dykes at InfoWars on June 15:

    “Infowars.com has received alarming reports from within the ranks of military stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas confirming plans to initiate a full-scale U.S.-led ground invasion in Libya and deploy troops by October.

    The source stated that additional Special Forces are headed to Libya in July, with the 1st Calvary Division (heavy armor) and III Corps deploying in late October and early November. Initial numbers are estimated at 12,000 active forces and another 15,000 in support, totaling nearly 30,000 troops.

    This information was confirmed by numerous calls and e-mails from other military personnel, some indicating large troop deployment as early as September. Among these supporting sources is a British S.A.S. officer confirming that U.S. Army Rangers are already in Libya. The chatter differs in the details, but the overall convergence is clear that a full-on war is emerging this fall as Gaddafi continues to evade attempts to remove him from power.

    A caller identified as “Specialist H” working for mortuary affairs under USCENTCOM 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, something the media has yet to report, and needs to investigate and address.

    Geo-political expert Dr. Webster Tarpley also told the Alex Jones Show today that wider war is being planned for Libya, while the count of simultaneous U.S. wars has reached five conflicts– including Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya and Yemen. The potential for an even greater spread of regional conflict could well provoke a World War III scenario, drawing in tenuous nations like Syria, Lebanon, Iran or even Saudi Arabia, according to Tarpley.

    For his part, President Obama has brushed off demands to answer to Congress for continuing military action beyond the 60 day limit set under the war powers act. The engagement he first claimed would be over in mere days, Obama then dubbed a “kinetic action” rather than a war. Further, Obama has justified his commitment of American forces under a United Nations mandate, unconcerned by his own admission with the will of Congress. Now, with significant overlap in reports, we can confirm an apparent decision by Obama to support wider war and a longer-term involvement in Libya.”

    If this information is correct, I guess we can hang up any hopes that United States policy will make sense or present a positive face to Africa or anywhere else in the world.

    President Obama Ignored Advice of Top Legal Advisors, OLC in Waging War in Libya. From the New York Times:

    “President Obama rejected the views of top lawyers at the Pentagon and the Justice Department when he decided that he had the legal authority to continue American military participation in the air war in Libya without Congressional authorization, according to officials familiar with internal administration deliberations.

    Jeh C. Johnson, the Pentagon general counsel, and Caroline D. Krass, the acting head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, had told the White House that they believed that the United States military’s activities in the NATO-led air war amounted to “hostilities.” Under the War Powers Resolution, that would have required Mr. Obama to terminate or scale back the mission after May 20.

    But Mr. Obama decided instead to adopt the legal analysis of several other senior members of his legal team — including the White House counsel, Robert Bauer, and the State Department legal adviser, Harold H. Koh — who argued that the United States military’s activities fell short of “hostilities.” Under that view, Mr. Obama needed no permission from Congress to continue the mission unchanged.”

    If US personel are already dying from gunfire in Libya, there are hostilities. In addition to the President seizing “blatently unconstitutional powers” I also understand the military personel in Libya are receiving combat pay, another indicator of genuine hostilities.

    Here are some descriptions of Exercise Mailed Fist from Havelock News in North Carolina:

    June 22, 2011Elements from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Cherry Point are being joined in the 11-day exercise by Marines from New River, Beaufort, S.C. and other Marine, Navy and Air Force units from Florida to Virginia. The exercise, the largest for area Marines in a decade, ends Friday.

    Essentially, MWSS-274 mobilized as though it was deploying to a faraway place to create an operational air base capable of supporting up to 600 personnel. Marine Attack Squadron 542 brought a fleet of AV-8B Harriers and associated support personnel to Bogue Field.

    The first thing the Marines got operating on the first day was their water purification system, which puts out 21,000 gallons a day drawn right from Bogue Sound.

    “The water is actually eight times more pure than the water that comes out of your tap at your house,” said Cpl. Matthew L. Cheney, a water purification support technician.

    He said each purifier uses micro-filtration and reverse osmosis to remove impurities, including nuclear or biological warfare agents that might be in the water during a battlefield situation.

    “We draw water directly out of Bogue Sound and in 10 minutes we’ve got completely purified water that’s ready to go,” Conway said. “You can drink it right out of the machine.”

    Over the weekend, Marine families were invited to the camp, and all were able to get a taste.

    “Everybody was able to come by and drink it, and 10 minutes before it had been home to a fish,” Conway said.

    Clean water is the foundation of the operation, Conway said.

    “If you lose that capability, you’ve basically shut everything down,” he said.

    Next in line would be nourishment, and the field mess is able to prepare three hot meals a day.

    …Heavy equipment was brought in to build temporary runways and helicopter landing pads.

    “It allows us to break the equipment out, and instead of inspecting it every day and just maintaining it, they actually get to use it, and it increases both our proficiency with the equipment and their proficiency of actually operating the equipment,” Conway said. “That’s the greatest way to keep it operating is to actually use it.”

    MWSS-274 firefighters and their trucks and equipment came along too, and crews are always ready with reflective gear capable of pulling a pilot from a downed plane burning at 1,200 degrees.

    “Our job is not to put out the fire but to make rescues,” said Gunnery Sgt. Raymond Secoy, leader of the aircraft firefighting crew.

    All 2nd MAW aircraft, from jets to KC-130J refuelers to helicopters, are involved in the exercise.

    VMA-542 pilot Capt. B.R. Stevens said Harriers are outfitted with small practice bombs and practice missiles that converse electronically with the pilot as though they were the real thing.

    “It allows the pilot the same flight characteristics as a 500-pound bomb,” he said. “You are able to get the same training as regular ordnance, except you are not carrying the weight or drag of 1,500 pounds of dumb bombs,” Stevens said.

    Sgt. Wesley Peck, an avionics technician with VMA-542, keeps the Harriers flying “so they can drop bombs on the bad guys.”

    He said Mailed Fist was good for his 50-man support crew.

    “This exercise gets us in the mindset,” Peck said.Lance Cpl. Steve Squires is a powerline mechanic.“We get into the right mentality and get to see how everything is going to get set off and how everything is going to go down,” he said.

    Conway said the training less than 40 miles from Cherry Point offers the same benefits as training at more remote locations.

    “It allows us to have the flexibility to make some honest mistakes and to learn the lessons on the cheap and you apply them so you don’t keep making those mistakes again and then you can apply those lessons learned when you are going a little further away when you don’t have those instant reach-back capabilities to Cherry Point,” he said.

    “You set it up, you take it down, you learn the lessons and you apply them. You just get that much more efficient at your job. So that when we get the notice — whether it’s a notified deployment where we have several months to work up to it or it’s a limited-to-know deployment where it’s pack your stuff, get out, get over there — we can be operational.”

    And saving money while training is a key part, he said.

    “When we just went through the budgetary continuing resolutions, we weren’t sure where the funding was coming from,” Conway said. “At one point in time I was down to less than $100 in my operating budget while we were waiting for the next round of money to hit.”

    17 June 2011Air and ground assets from Virginia to Florida are part of a massive readiness exercise led by the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Cherry Point.

    Exercise Mailed Fist 1-11 is continuing through June 24, and residents in the area should expect an increase in military aircraft and ground activity in the region, according to a release from Cherry Point.

    The exercise is one of the largest for the 2nd MAW in recent history. It is designed to ensure that personnel remain prepared to serve as part of a rapid-deployment aviation force in readiness, according to the release.

    The exercise involves Marine units from Cherry Point, New River and Beaufort, S.C., along with other Marine, Navy and Air Force units from the East Coast, according to the release. Bases involved include Cherry Point, New River, Bogue Field, Atlantic Field and Camp Davis, as well as others in the region such as Beaufort, S.C., Vadalia Regional Airport in Georgia, Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Fort Pickett, Va., MCAS Quantico, Va., and the Navy Pinecastle Bombing Range in Florida.

    The training involves, for the first time in more than 10 years, the deployment of a Cherry Point Harrier squadron to Bogue Field in Carteret County, from where it will operate as part of the exercise, according to the release. The training also involves all other type of aircraft operated by the 2nd MAW.

    The training also involves a newly built Wing Operations Center at Cherry Point that uses a variety of communications technologies, according to the release.

    Previous such exercises have involved deployment to the West Coast, and by combining previous separate training events, the cost of the training is less expensive, according to the release. A specific figure was not provided.

    A comment at Crossed Crocodiles by “b real”: from the text of a speech by Uganda’s permanent representative to the UN at a June 15th UN meeting with the AU that the former did about everything possible to make invisible, short of actually cancelling the event:

    1. Thank you for organizing this interactive dialogue. It is good that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has met the African Union (AU) Mediation Committee (High-Level Ad hoc Committee on Libya) so that we can exchange views on the situation in Libya in a candid and frank manner. This should have happened much, much earlier because Libya is a founding member of the AU. An attack on Libya or any other member of the African Union without express agreement by the AU is a dangerous provocation that should be avoided given the good, relaxed international situation in the last 20 years since the release of Nelson Mandela from jail and the eventual freedom of South Africa.

    2. The UN is on safer ground if it confines itself on maintaining international peace and deterring war among member states.

    3. Intervening in internal affairs of States should be avoided except where there is proof of genocide or imminent genocide as happened in Rwanda or against the Jews in Germany and the European Countries that were occupied by the Third Reich.

    4. There are differences on the issue of Libya as to whether there was proof of genocide or intended genocide. Fighting between Government troops and armed insurrectionists is not genocide. It is civil war. It is the attack on unarmed civilians with the aim of exterminating a particular group that is genocide – to exterminate the genes of targeted groups such as the Jews, Tutsis, etc. It is wrong to characterize every violence as genocide or imminent genocide so as to use it as a pretext for the undermining of the sovereignty of States. Certainly, sovereignty has been a tool of emancipation of the peoples of Africa who are beginning to chart transformational paths for most of the African countries after centuries of predation by the slave trade, colonialism and neo- colonialism. Careless assaults on the sovereignty of African Countries are, therefore, tantamount to inflicting fresh wounds on the destiny of the African peoples. If foreign invasions, meddlings, interventions, etc, were a source of prosperity, then, Africa should be the richest continent in the world because we have had all versions of all that: slave trade, colonialism and neo-colonialism. Yet, Africa has been the most wretched on account of that foreign meddling.

    5. Whatever the genesis of the intervention by NATO in Libya, the AU called for dialogue before the UN resolutions 1970 and 1973 and after those Resolutions. Ignoring the AU for 3 months and going on with the bombings of the sacred land of Africa has been high-handed, arrogant and provocative. This is something that should not be sustained or repeated. To a discerning mind, such a course is very dangerous. It is unwise for certain players to be intoxicated with technological superiority and begin to think that they alone can alter the course of human history towards greater freedom for the whole of mankind. Certainly, no constellation of states should think that they can recreate hegemony over Africa.

    6. The safer way is to use the free gift God gave us – the ability to talk – in order to solve all problems.

    7. The UN or anybody acting on behalf of the UN must be neutral in relation to the internal affairs of states. Certainly, that should be the case with respect to the African countries. The UN should not take sides in a civil war, for instance, in an African country. The UN should promote dialogue, reconciliation, the peaceful resolution of conflicts, and help in enforcing agreements arrived at after negotiations such as the agreement on the Sudan.

    8. Regardless of the genesis of the Libyan problem, the correct way forward now is dialogue without pre-conditions. The demand by some countries that Colonel Muammar Gadaffi must go first before the dialogue is incorrect. Whether Gadaffi goes or stays is a matter for the Libyan people to decide. It is particularly wrong when the demand for Gadaffi’s departure is made by outsiders.

    …16. The story that the rebels cannot engage in dialogue unless Gadaffi goes away does not convince us. If they do not want dialogue, then, let them fight their war with Gadaffi without NATO bombing. Then, eventually, a modus vivendus will emerge between the two parties or one of them will be defeated. The attitude of the rebels shows us the danger of external involvement in internal affairs of African countries. The externally sponsored groups neglect dialogue as well as building internal consensus and, instead, concentrate on winning external patrons. This cannot be in the interest of that country. Mobutu’s Congo as well as performance of all the other neo-colonies of Africa in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and their eventual collapse in the 1990s prove that foreign sponsored groups are of no value to Africa.”

    See here for full text of the AU speech to UN on June 15th.:
    African Union Issued Warning to United Nations to Stop Attacks on Libya
    Posted: 2011/06/19

    AU

    Africa issues a stern and final warning to the UN that immediately attacks on Libya and Africa’s sovereignty must stop

    AT a meeting between the UN Security Council and the African Union High Level Ad hoc Committee on Libya on 15 June, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations gave the African Union’s stand on NATO’s invasion of Libya. Below is the full statement
    Mr. President,

    1 . Thank you for organising this interactive dialogue. It is good that the United Nations Security Council has met the African Union (AU) Mediation Committee (High-Level Ad hoc Committee on Libya) so that we can exchange views on the situation in Libya in a candid manner. This should have happened much earlier because Libya is a founding member of the AU.

    An attack on Libya or any other member of the African Union without express agreement by the AU is a dangerous provocation that should be avoided given the relaxed international situation in the last 20 years since the release of Nelson Mandela from jail and the eventual freedom of South Africa.

    2. The UN is on safer ground if it confines itself on maintaining international peace and deterring war among member states.

    3 . Intervening in internal affairs of States should be avoided except where there is proof of genocide or imminent genocide as happened in Rwanda or against the Jews in Germany and the European countries that were occupied by the Third Reich.

    4. There are differences on the issue of Libya as to whether there was proof of genocide or intended genocide. Fighting between Government troops and armed insurrectionists is not genocide. It is civil war.

    It is the attack on unarmed civilians with the aim of exterminating a particular group that is genocide – to exterminate the genes of targeted groups such as the Jews, Tutsis, etc. It is wrong to characterise every violence as genocide or imminent genocide so as to use it as a pretext for the undermining of the sovereignty of States.

    Certainly, sovereignty has been a tool of emancipation of the peoples of Africa who are beginning to chart transformational paths for most of the African countries after centuries of predation by the slave trade, colonialism and neo-colonialism.

    Careless assaults on the sovereignty of African Countries are, therefore, tantamount to inflicting fresh wounds on the destiny of the African peoples. If foreign invasions, meddlings, interventions, etc, were a source of prosperity, then, Africa should be the richest continent in the world because we have had all versions of all that: slave trade, colonialism and neo-colonialism. Yet, Africa has been the most wretched on account of that foreign meddling.

    5 . Whatever the genesis of the intervention by NATO in Libya, the AU called for dialogue before the UN resolutions 1970 and 1973 and after those Resolutions.

    Ignoring the AU for three months and going on with the bombings of the sacred land of Africa has been high-handed, arrogant and provocative. This is something that should not be sustained.

    To a discerning mind, such a course is dangerous. It is unwise for certain players to be intoxicated with technological superiority and begin to think they alone can alter the course of human history towards freedom for the whole of mankind. Certainly, no constellation of states should think that they can recreate hegemony over Africa.

    6. The safer way is to use the ability to talk, to resolve all problems.

    7 . The UN or anybody acting on behalf of the UN must be neutral in relation to the internal affairs of states. Certainly, that should be the case with respect to African countries. The UN should not take sides in a civil war. The UN should promote dialogue, peaceful resolution of conflicts, and help in enforcing agreements arrived at after negotiations such as the agreement on the Sudan.

    8. Regardless of the genesis of the Libyan problem, the correct way forward now is dialogue without pre-conditions. The demand by some countries that Col. Muammar Gadaffi must go first before the dialogue is incorrect. Whether Gadaffi goes or stays is a matter for the Libyan people to decide. It is particularly wrong when the demand for Gadaffi’s departure is made by outsiders.

    9 . In order for dialogue, without pre-conditions, to take place, we need a ceasefire in place that should be monitored by the AU troops among others. This will help the AU to confirm the veracity of the stories of Gadaffi killing civilians intentionally.

    10 . That dialogue should agree on the way forward in the direction of introducing competitive politics. Gadaffi thinks he has the most democratic system in the world of people’s authority, elected local committees. Since so much chaos in Libya has emerged on the issue, Gadaffi should see the wisdom of accepting competitive democracy.

    Gadaffi cannot ignore the fact that the rebels took over Benghazi and his authority melted away before NATO came in to confuse the picture. The pre-NATO uprising in Benghazi was, mainly, internal. Gadaffi may say that they were organised by Al Qaeda. Even if that is so, it is a fact that some Libyans in Benghazi threw out Gadaffi’s authority. Therefore, Gadaffi must think of and agree to reforms, resulting into competitive politics.

    11 . A transitional mechanism could, then, be worked out and competitive elections would take place after an agreed timetable.

    12 . What about security for the opposition members? We have plenty of experience on such issues. What did we do in Burundi? We provided a protection force (a brigade) for the Hutu leaders who were living outside Burundi or were in the bush. One of them is now the President of Burundi after winning democratic elections.

    13. How about those who are alleged to have committed war crimes – including Gadaffi and the rebels? Again, our decision in Burundi is useful here. We used the concept of “immunité provisoire” (provisional immunity), for all the stakeholders so that they could participate in the dialogue. After peace is realised, then a Truth and Reconciliation body could be set up to look into these matters. After democratic elections, trials of guilty parties can take place.

    14. Long-term safety of everybody can be ensured by security sector reform and especially reform of the army, so that it takes orders from any elected President.

    15 . The intervention in Libya was premised on the basis of protecting civilians and preventing further civilian deaths. However, the humanitarian situation in Libya remains serious and continues to get worse with continued hostilities.

    Looking at how resolutions 1970 and 1973 are being implemented, the international community and the United Nations in particular, are being severely put to the test, as what is happening in Libya will undermine future efforts of the UN in the protection of civilians. There is, therefore, no need for any war-like activities in Libya because there is a peaceful way forward.

    There has been no need for these war activities, ever since Gadaffi accepted dialogue when the AU mediation Committee visited Tripoli on April 10, 2011. Any war activities after that have been provocation for Africa. It is an unnecessary war. It must stop.

    16. The story that the rebels cannot engage in dialogue unless Gadaffi goes away does not convince us. If they do not want dialogue, then, let them fight their war with Gadaffi without NATO bombing. Then, eventually, a modus vivendus will emerge between the two parties or one of them will be defeated. The attitude of the rebels shows us the danger of external involvement in internal affairs of African countries.

    The externally sponsored groups neglect dialogue and building internal consensus and, instead, concentrate on winning external patrons. This cannot be in the interest of that country. Mobutu’s Congo as well as performance of all the other neo-colonies of Africa in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and their eventual collapse in the 1990s prove that foreign sponsored groups are of no value to Africa.

    17 . It is essential that the UN Security Council works with the African Union to ensure that a ceasefire is immediately established with an effective and verifiable monitoring mechanism and dialogue embarked upon, leading to a political process including transitional arrangements and the necessary reforms. The crisis in Libya requires a political solution and not a military one; and the AU Road Map is the most viable option.

    Finally, what is needed on the issue of Libya is a genuine partnership between the United Nations Security Council and the African Union. By working together we can find a lasting solution to the crisis in Libya.

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    • Libya war lies worse than Iraq
      Posted: 2011/07/24
      From: Source
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      The lies used to justify the NATO war against Libya have surpassed those created to justify the invasion of Iraq.

      By: Thomas C. Mountain

      Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch both had honest observers on the ground for months following the rebellion in eastern Libya and both have repudiated every major charge used to justify the NATO war on Libya.

      According to the Amnesty observer, who is fluent in Arabic, there is not one confirmed instance of rape by the pro-Gaddafi fighters, not even a doctor who knew of one. All the Viagra mass rape stories were fabrications.

      Amnesty could not verify a single “African mercenary” fighting for Gaddafi story, and the highly charged international satellite television accounts of African mercenaries raping women that were used to panic much of the eastern Libyan population into fleeing their homes were fabrications.

      There were no confirmed accounts of helicopter gun ships attacking civilians and no jet fighters bombing people which completely invalidates any justification for the No-Fly Zone inSecurity Council resolution used as an excuse for NATO to launch its attacks on Libya.

      After three months on the ground in rebel controlled territory, the Amnesty investigator could only confirm 110 deaths in Benghazi which included Gaddafi supporters.
      Only 110 dead in Benghazi? Wait a minute, we were told thousands had died there, ten thousand even. No, only 110 lost their lives including pro-government people.

      No rapes, no African mercenaries, no helicopter gun ships or bombers, and only 110 deaths prior to the launch of the NATO bombing campaign, every reason was based on a lie.

      Today according to the Libyan Red Crescent Society, over 1,100 civilians have been killed by NATO bombs including over 400 women and children. Over 6,000 Libyan civilians have been injured or wounded by the bombing, many very seriously.

      Compared to the war on Iraq, these numbers are tiny, but the reasons for the Libyan war have no merit in any form.
      Saddam Hussein was evil, he invaded his neighbors in wars that killed up to a million. He used Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD’s) in the form of poison gas on both his neighbors and his own people, killing tens of thousands. He was brutal and corrupt and when American tanks rolled into Iraq the Iraqi people refused to fight for him, simply put their weapons down and went home.

      Libya under Col. Gaddafi hasn’t invaded their neighbors. Gaddafi never used WMD’s on anyone, let alone his own people. As for Gaddafi being brutal, in Libya’s neighbor Algeria, the Algerian military fought a counterinsurgency for a decade in the 1990’s that witnessed the deaths of some 200,000 Algerians. Now that is brutal and nothing anywhere near this has happened in Libya.

      In Egypt and Tunisia, western puppets like Mubarak and Ben Ali had almost no support amongst their people with few if anyone willing to fight and die to defend them.

      The majority of the Libyan people are rallying behind the Libyan government and “the leader”, Muammar Gaddafi, with over one million people demonstrating in support on July 1 in Tripoli, the capital of Libya. Thousands of Libyan youth are on the front lines fighting the rebels and despite thousands of NATO air strikes authentic journalists on the ground in western Libya report their morale remains high.

      In Egypt the popular explosion that resulted in the Army seizing power from Mubarak began in the very poorest neighborhoods in Cairo and other Egyptian cities where the price of basic food items like bread, sugar and cooking oil had skyrocketed and lead to widespread hunger. In many parts of Egypt’s poor neighborhoods gasoline/benzene is easier to find then clean drinking water. Medical care and education is only for those with the money to pay for it. Life for the people of Tunisia is not that much better.

      In contrast, the Libyan people have the longest life expectancy in the Arab world. The Libyan people have the best, free public health system in the Arab world. The Libyan people have the best, free public education system in the Arab world. Most Libyan families own their own home and most Libyan families own their own automobile. Libya is so much better off then its neighbors every year tens of thousands of Egyptians and Tunisians migrated to Libya to earn money to feed their families, doing the dirty work the Libyan people refused to do.

      When it comes to how Gaddafi oversaw a dramatic rise in the standard of living for the Libyan people despite decades of UN inSecurity Council sanctions against the Libyan economy honest observers acknowledge that Gaddafi stands head and shoulders above the kings, sheiks, emirs and various dictators who rule the rest of the Arab world.

      So why did NATO launch this war against Libya?

      First of all Gaddafi was on the verge of creating a new banking system in Africa that was going to put the IMF, World Bank and assorted other western banksters out of business in Africa. No more predatory western loans used to cripple African economies, instead a $42 billion dollar African Investment Bank would be supplying major loans at little or even zero interest rates.

      Libya has funded major infrastructure projects across Africa that have begun to link up African economies and break the perpetual dependency on the western countries for imports have been taking place. Here in Eritrea the new road connecting Eritrea and Sudan is just one small example.

      What seem to have finally tipped the balance in favor of direct western military intervention was the reported demand by Gaddafi that the USA oil companies who have long been major players in the Libyan petroleum industry were going to have to compensate Libya to the tune of tens of billions of dollars for the damage done to the Libyan economy by the USA instigated “Lockerbie Bombing” sanctions imposed by the UN inSecurity Council throughout the 1990’s into early 2000’s. This is based on the unearthing of evidence that the CIA paid millions of dollars to witnesses in the Lockerbie Bombing trial to change their stories to implicate Libya which was used as the basis for the very damaging UN sanctions against Libya. The government of the USA lied and damaged Libya so the USA oil companies were going to have to pay up to cover the cost of their governments actions. Not hard to see why Gaddafi had to go isn’t it?

      Add the fact that Gaddafi had signaled clearly that he saw both Libya’s and Africa’s future economic development linked more to China and Russia rather than the west and it was just a matter of time before the CIA’s contingency plan to overthrow the Libyan government was put on the front burner.

      NATO’s war against Libya has much more in common with NATO’s Kosovo war against Serbia. But one still cannot compare Gaddafi to Saddam or even the much smaller time criminals in the Serbian leadership. The Libyan War lies are worse than Iraq.

      Thomas C. Mountain is the only independent western journalist in the Horn of Africa, living and reporting from Eritrea since 2006. He was a member of the 1st US Peace Delegation to Libya in 1987.

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  32. Sleeping with the “enemy” — real life in Tripoli.
    Posted: 2011/06/26
    From: Mathaba,

    arnold Karskens
    Dutch war reporter Arnold Karskens sleeps at Gaddafi’s compound, the most bombed part of Libya.

    In the middle of the night the whining noise of a jet drives the people to one side of the field. Girls climb on chairs; they won’t miss out on the flash of the exploding bomb. “People hold each other,” predicted a regular visitor, “as a sign of solidarity against the aggression.” After the heavy explosion disapproving boos are heard. But also a hint of disappointment. The impact is gone. Not at Bab al-Azizia, the fortified headquarters of Gaddafi in Tripoli. The demonstrators, mainly young people wearing green ribbons, love the challenge: who flirt with death wants to laugh it in the face.

    Then back to the concrete dance floor where battle music that doesn’t leave anything to the imagination, pops from huge speakers: “We will chase the rats – listen rebels – in all the streets and houses.” A group of Africans start a polonaise, the first of them waves the Libyan national flag.

    Whoever thinks the two million inhabitants of the Libyan capital are hiding under basement stairs while anxiously waiting for the NATO bombs is wrong. Every night is great fun for hundreds of youngsters at the corner of the approximately 30 hectares large military complex in the heart of Tripoli. Opposite the old residence of Gaddafi perform a variety of singers, which is directly broadcast on State TV. The place is not randomly chosen. The façade wall is hung with portraits and banners that show the strikes by British and American bombs in 1986.

    Access to the otherwise highly secured camp is easy now. Luggage goes through the x-ray and military do a quick search. This evening promises to be extra festive because there is a wedding. People start to cheer when they hear the bridegroom is from rebel capital Benghazi. A more beautiful symbolic reconciliation is hardly imaginable, and right up Gaddafi’s street since he likes to solve the problems of his country internally. In the middle of the two football fields large festival grounds, 18-year-old schoolgirl Ranya writes anti-NATO slogans on white sheets of paper. She is voluntary human shield, she says, sitting on a camping table, “I do this to protect Papik Gaddafi.”

    Muhammad (35) also is a regular visitor. He shows where his tent used to stay, at the edge of the field. “I’ve been away for a while and a rocket hit near.” When I confront him with the persistent rumour of an underground bunker of the Libyan High Command that is said to be protected from NATO by the presence of the protesters, he shakes his head. “If you dig here, all you will find is an old rocket that’s ever been fired by the Americans.”

    Right next to the stage is the tent of the most famous inhabitant of the ‘peace camp’, Ms Fatima, a brown skinned lady with a black and white scarf. Since the start of the NATO bombing on March 19, she camps here with her children. A man praises her as a model woman. “She demonstrates, but sends her children to school every day.” Fatima invites me for a bite of her dinner. If I hesitate because don’t want to take her children’s vegetables, she points to the food boxes under a rug. “We got them from the leader.” She and her children raise an applicable chorus: “God, Muammar and Libya, that’s all we need.”

    Moral decline

    In a white tent, an ongoing photo exhibition shows the atrocities of their enemies, the rebels united in the National Transition Council and NATO. Pictures show bloodied bodies and destroyed homes. A visitor points to a portrait of a child soldier with a machine gun. “A sign of the moral decay of the enemies,” he says disapprovingly.

    Next to a palm tree decorated with lights, 23-year-old student Khaled tells about the psychological impact of the war. ”Sometimes my limbs start to shake and I can’t concentrate.”

    I ask him why he is in this dangerous place so late at night. The immediate surroundings are definitely hit two hundred times, and two days later it turns out NATO bombs also cause civilian deaths when at least five civilians are killed in another part of the city.

    “Muammar has always been there for me. Now I want be there for him. Even if I had no legs, I would be there.”

    Rachma (34), dressed in a camouflage jacket and beige scarf, has an extra incentive for coming. Of course she is a good patriot. But she is also looking for a good husband. So far without success. “I now dedicate my life to Gaddafi,” she jokes.

    At four o’clock, most party-goers have left the complex or are sleeping in the green army tents. Then another bomb falls somewhere towards the airport. The last group of partying guys raise their hands and shout: “God will destroy you!”

    When the sun rises at five o’clock and I am about to leave, a man with a stubble beard tells there are many white doves in this place. “By flying high they let us know there are no planes in the area. Even the animals support us.”

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  33. Gaddafi Speech Sebha ( Fezzan ) City
    Friday 8-07- 2011

    translated By Admin اسكند…ر بيك

    Long live the great Fezzan, long live the ancient Fezzan, long live the Fezzan free ground. Long lived Sabha, the penitentiary Free Union, Long live Sabha which started the great historical revolution that influenced the history of the world .
    This is the masses, the masses of the free Libyan people send another message to the whole world, such as that sent to the world from Tripoli, the steadfeast Tripoli the resistance that shooked NATO, and collapsed the castles, and collapsed their morale.
    They realized that message from the millions march which involved only a quarter of two million , their newspapers, their journalist who in Tripoli was witness.
    And now, this is another message of the million march in Great Fezzan: who wants the challenge? Come and challenge Libyan people, challenge the masses, the masses are able to challenge but the enemies of the masses are falling under the feet of the masses, the masses under the crawl, agents will fall and the traitors from the east to the west, NATO will fall under the feet of the Libyan masses , under the feet of the free Libyan people. This is march for challenge.
    This is the high sounds, cooler heads high and brought what is catching the glory achieved by the Great Revolution, historical Revolution that made NATO angry, historical Revolution which is being hated by the power of colonialism, empires of colonialism hate this historical Revolution. They want it to be finished.
    For 25 years they are bombing In order to eliminate the historic leadership of the revolution. 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 of the Libyan people, practiced by the Libyan people. They believe that the regime in Libya , kike their own reactionary party system , is defunct dictatorial and capitalist, they Believe that the regime in Libya is as their system. This is not a party where if the minister resigned this mean that the government fell. With the dissolution of the government, coalition government falls. Government of Italy depends on the Interior Minister, if the minister resign that means Italy government fails. British government relies on a small party called the Liberal Party If the minister submits his resignation, Cameron government falls down, with the government Britannia will be finished. But Libya is not a party government and is not a government per capita, is not a government’s election, there people has the power. And the people exercise political power, economic and social. If all the people have the power so how this system will fail?
    Oh dupes, this system of people’s power, this isn’t Qaddafi’s regime, it’s People’s Congresses created by the Libyan people which is the same in the form of popular conferences for the exercise of power and is constituted by the People’s Committees to make out the decisions of the People’s Congresses. Libyan people never had a problem. The problem is with colonialism. 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. Uh, I see you Mama I see your hands with henna, thanks, Long Live. That’s very clear they want discernible oil. How? Your people are very small and it cannot be that you have such an oil , We want France wants, not for you, they said no, either give the oil livelihood of your children, that strengthened our children. This is an injustice. If the missile will strike the beat even with atomic bombs, we are in our land and our authority to the Day of Resurrection. We do not think about life or death or victory , we are interested to do duty so we will not betray the past and will not fail the future, we said these words, we will not give up, we are not afraid of them. And are not afraid of them , even if it’s our destiny, let it be our destiny, this is an injustice. We are in our homes and our children in their homes got killed, we have only to be steadfast and courageous. Challenge to the end, come what may. Them who they should fail down should withdraw. We do not give up the cause of our existence on our land and our unity and our freedom, our dignity, but they disagree on the issue of crusader crazy campaign finance, they disagree on the number of planes and disagree on the spoils they thought they will get from Libya and disagree on everything. But we do not disagree on anything , that Libya, that the Libyan people, this challenge we do not give up and not afraid of them. You have to rethink, you are facing the people, you are facing millions, look at their insignificance and silliness. When they speak they say supporters of Gaddafi look it’s millions march , they are accustomed to be a popularity 5% and 10% last rulers of NATO , oh i see you have written “Moammer Gaddafi” on your chest, long live.
    They think Libya just like them a party or person. This power is exercised by the people of the entire. If people wanted to change the Committees of Libyan People can do this in one day and replaced by dozens of People’s Committees. They do not know this , do not know , they think that the regime in Libya is such as their system. Their popularity is declining every day , party because he governs , and there is another party against. But the Libyan people is to govern, there are no people against another.
    When the people are the rulers is there someone can promotion the people? Then this person wants to steal power from the people. If an individual or group they must tread them trampled. If the aircraft was hit from above and there are those who want to cooperate with them on the ground. You must trample on the traitors. No place for traitors. This is fateful battle, do not show mercy to the agents and traitors , you have seen what they did the traitors in Benghazi, rape in Benghazi every night, in Benghazi, killing all night, playing on Bodies in Benghazi and Derna every night, horror, you have to be with us or you will burn your house, you have to be with me or I will kill you, you will be with me or will playing on your body, this is a democracy defended by NATO. Look to democracy, playing on bodies by force ? Killing people? Killing people, burning houses every day in order to undergo to an armed gang. And you said this is democracy, OH MY This is the democracy that they speak about? MashAllah, Mashallah for Western democracy, democracy is the machine gun? Killing, skinning the human beings is this democracy? Imposed by the bombs and intercontinental missiles? TO Hell with this democracy! Is this democracy? This is barbaric! These barbarians, you do not understand… Oh thank you lady, I see you (Gaddafi saw girl wrote on her hand “Moammer Gaddafi” with henna). They think that the world such as time ago , no, no, no, the world changed, this the Libyan people. Come to face the Libyan people, if you are men, then come to face the Libyan people. Last Friday only a quarter of two million in Tripoli and the Libyan cities all went out on marches, not only in Tripoli, not by the millions in Tripoli only. I have seen, the world is also seen in every city in every village and every oasis. Today this Friday another millions march, another historical message sent to the world from the Libyan people, steadfast people. You must be in despair, O invaders, you should feel despair, you can feel the despair and withdrawal. You can take the defeated tails . Every day you are breaking, you face a solid rock, we faced a numbers of campaigns in the past when we were weak and what you think of today? We are waiting for you as well as fishes, we will not give our dignity and our land will not be given and we will not betray our history and we will not fail our future, all Libyans are all one man’s Muammar Gaddafi.
    Who can challenge the people? What is the force that the world could face a million or two million fighters? I will arm the millions, welcome you can come, I will do I arm the million and two million, welcome if you come, let the NATO comes , you will find a million or two million armed men.
    Then killed the Libyan military, is that halal ? Permissible? By God you want to protect the civilians?
    When was the apse with you to protect civilians ? You kill the Algerian people with the atomic bomb You say you tried the atomic bombs in the Algerian desert? And to exterminate the Algerian people, million and a half has had the atomic bomb genocide, you when you have interest in the protection of civilians? You kill wholesale In Iraq, Palestine and everywhere you kill wholesale, when did you bend?
    Okay you protect the civil and the killing of military Libyans? Aren’t they Libyan ? You want to kill Libyans! You found it justified because you want to kill the Libyan people, how do every day dozens of civilians and dozens of military die? Is this the protection of civilians? Aren’t they libyan ? Thank you, Mama I have seen a writing on your hand, Muammar Ali.
    Benghazi and surrounding areas, I told you if its take long time it will grew up. This volcano will explode and gather, our tribes cannot see our children die, NATO bombs, bombs by a call of traitors in Benghazi, who control the guns in Benghazi and every day, raping girls in Benghazi and Derna. Traitors, a big flood will come, you must think how to survive before it is too late , O traitors , Libyan people cannot leave the oil in the hands of a gang. We cannot leave its fate in the hands of a gang and they cannot surrender to colonialism again, Libyan people decided to live free. Die, die! Live free on our land, face the injustice of the invasion of aggression, they killed our children inside our homes, there is no Injustice like this barbarity, but as they did shed us we will shed them. And we have to warn them and send them a threatening letter. May a thousand of Libyans go to the Mediterranean and to Europe, we are able to commit suicide, because we will be in Paradise, and they will be in the hell. We love death love quote, may dozens of Libyans, hundreds of Libyans, thousand of Libyans martyr in Europe, shed to their homes and their headquarters and their children and wives. Libya also profaned, and I said tooth for a tooth and eye for an eye. They know this, but let’s give them a chance.
    Chance may not be long, give them a chance to return for their insolence and return to their bases, because they have ruined the Mediterranean, they want to ruin the world and undermine the security and peace of the world. They want us to back to the medieval, to the World War once again between the East and West and between Islam and Christianity. They are crazy, they must be arrested and brought to the International Criminal Court or transferred to mental hospitals. These leaders of the Atlantic, either they are crazy and drunk and should be in a psychiatric hospital or sober is insane and criminals must be transferred to the International Criminal Court. Yes, there are lawyers in Europe, raising issues against the leaders of the Atlantic politicians and blame them as war criminals. Appear in front of the International Criminal Court, leave the power, give the power to the people. Your people wish to have the power, as the Libyans have power. Your people say you leave us to govern ourselves by ourselves. Heads take bribe, rigged are elections, party dictatorship control people and they say this is a democracy, is this democracy? This topic of direct popular democracy exists only in Libya, learn democracy from Libya. Libyans people govern themselves. Your people come out against you. Stop and say enough parties, rigged elections, enough dictators heads, they taking your sons to war, France and U.S. and Europe, to fight without any reason in losing battles. It’s the desire of the rulers to take revenge on other people, these extreme dictatorships.
    This is the excellence, people who ordered, more than a million to out today in the Sabha, of all the valleys of Fezzan The whole of the valley of the east and west and the valley of Shatti Valley threshold Alhayia and from the valleys Alqtron, Tejrhi , Albouka , belly, Ghat and Ubari and Allbaris and Smono and Tmanhunt Alzegen and from everywhere. Who ordered those millions? Who make this avalanche of masses to move ? The masses are moved in the same battle the guidance of the battle of the challenge. Battle of dignity, battle proving the existence. We die but we will never surrender. We will challenge them always until they be defeated. They are now falling back off now, from 28 countries only two countries, France and Britain, even Italy surrendered and America withdrew from the beginning, 28 countries, only two fights all of them fell. We are able to move the fight to Europe, liberating Ceuta and Melilla and the Canary and Andalusia and Albisk and Anbadoza and Bnthaleraa and Sgela Padania, and we can ally with this people, and Scotland, recognized or omitted, also enable them to fight until we all be independent. We made a friendship with them and we were silent on the occupation of Ceuta and Melilla and the Canary and their occupation of Mbadoza and peoples emerging Pena also we silent and we made with them relations of friendship and investment, tourism and affection . In hour they drunk they being crazy they destroyed everything so you destroyed everything. Let it be, we will liberate erosion we are liberate Ceuta and Melilla and ally ourselves with them, Abadanie, and ally ourselves with Imbidoza and Costrka and Alluot. This lands of the entire African territory, a colony of France and its colony of Spain and its colony of Spain to Arab lands , they have the people in Andalusia the want the liberation, Padania wants independence, Scotland wants independence. The patch that you want independence, all these people want independence. We can recognize them and ally with them.
    And then you regret, Oh tyrants Atlantic, you will regret when we will move the war to Europe, regret. We are unable to move the war, but we give you a warning. Now only we challenge you with millions, bring million in any state supported your government, came up one million! Million may our but against you.
    These are millions, look they are with whom? With you ? Or with us ? Answer, you know the truth.
    This topic on Friday 8.7.2011, they saw it last Friday in Tripoli. They saw it every day in other cities in the villages and oasises, they said “Gaddafi supporters”, yes millions are Gaddafi supporters, if you said so, then it’s believable. They think it’s the same in their countries where they have only 10 % supporters and 90 % the rest against them.
    Gaddafi has millions of supporters because he isn’t a ruler and he is not a president. Gaddafi didn’t come to power through fake election with companies funding from abroad.
    Also, about the donkeys of the Arab gulf. This is their shameful end, the Arab nation is spitting on them and the history of Arab nation too, spitting on their cold faces, their type is the same as donkey, the shame is enough to kill them, they have no blood, they are not men, their women is better than them. Their women are revolutionary and liberal, and they are cowards, slaves of colonization, shame on them, don’t care about them, those are scum, they are worthless. There is no state there in the gulf, which state? They are group of donkeys ruled by foreigners, they walk on their hands and feet just for riding them, the French and NATO, they is not men. Are those men? They will die in shame,
    what’s their business with Libya ? Libya is African country. We left them and stayed in Africa, why did they come to us? Why did they unite with the West against us? What did we do to them? They are in Asia and we are in Africa.
    Our missiles are masses, our plane are masses, our strength is the masses, who wants to challenge come to challenge the masses, and who want to negotiate they should come to the masses.
    The masses should be ready to million crowds on 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 . Those are traitors and agents, masses should crawl by millions on them, anywhere, crawling should be continuous until the liberation of Libya, until Libya return to prosperity and wealth and freedom, secure and comfortable, just as it was, not long ago.
    Today Libyan women are beggars, beggars, beggars in Egypt and Tunisia; they wash dishes and Libyan man harvest crops in Tunisia, instead of being masters not long ago. These gangs that came, which were made by colonialism, traitors, for the colonialism to come they want to displace our people, displace Libyan people, displace Alhrabi and Almorabiten from Brega, they fired the resident, they are beggars in Egypt, and from the mountains, they are beggars in Tunisia. Who made us like this? You should hunt them. Who put you in this bad situation, in this shame, this gloating , you were masters, you became slaves, you were rich, you became poor, people were begging from from you, now you beg from people. Beggars in Egypt and Tunsia , who led you in this situation ?
    Yesterday, not many months ago, you were comfortable in your houses, rich, petrol in your hands, power in your hands. Petrol stopped, your life stopped, projects stopped. Who led us to this? What for? For ruling you? You will allow them? Them will bring the colonialism, they are asking NATO for help . Shame, shame, what’s left in their life ?
    Fezzan was forgotten and neglected before the Revolution, but after 1969 it entered the history from its widest door, the place of the first spark, Fezzan is the sitter of the Revolution, in Sebha. People of Fezzan were slaves, slaves to the rulers families, to the feudals and reactionaries, they made them slaves, you in your land Fezzan, you were slaves, second class citizens. Who betrays Fezzan isn’t one from it! He is missing to the era of slavery he wants his masters, 40 years of freedom is too much on him, he want to go back to his masters again , he want to lick the hand of the feudal who was ruling Fezzan, freedom is too much on him. Women in Fezzan now are training how to use weapon and they fight, where it was ? Man in Fezzan was nothing, he didn’t have even a knife, this is Fezzan free, this is the Valley raising and it’s full of masses.
    This Valleys in Fezzan can fight till the judgment day, een the atomic bomb would not affect .
    Traitors and their Masters NATO, you are plowed in the sea, you are plowed in the sand. Taking place behind the mirage, this is free Fezzan, Fezzan after becoming free, there is no way it will accept becoming a slave again. This masses who were slaves they will be free till the judgment day , will arm these masses, and the wealth will be for the poor people, to this masses, who are steadfast in everywhere in Libya. Oil will be only for poor , tomorrow when victory is coming oil will be in the hands of poor people. Also, young people, who are engaged in this confrontation and fighting everywhere, young people are those who will be leading all the facilities, this is the Revolution of the young people , Revolution of The Great Fateh is the Revolution of Youth, young people must lead all the facilities, the educated young people will lead all facilities , to create tomorrow’s Libya. These masses, poor masses, you are the owners of the oil , owners of the wealth, and it will be back to you.
    You will enjoy more power and wealth more than before, you deserve it, because with your steadfastness you will defeat NATO, NATO will withdraw. They will be defeated and return with big loss, yes, NATO will be defeated, this is the great defeat, this is the strongest will , this is the brave, this historic stand. Nobody will tread on us anymore, not because we have missiles or atomic bombs as they have, no, because we have masses that have the land and the saying, and own the land, power and the wealth, masses who fight. It’s not a regular army, if it’s defeated, the country will be defeated too. No, all people are armed and they fight, nobody will face Libyans after now, they realized facing Libya is facing millions.
    GO AHEAD, Fezzan, never return to slavery and the reactionary, Go AHEAD our Arab tribes in Sebha, GO Ahead O Free , GO Ahead , GO AHEAD for duty, never fear anything. We don’t fear anything, we don’t fear death, we don’t want life, we want to do our duty as it should be, GO AHEAD GO Ahead!

    Par : A Millions Supporting Al Gaddafi..

  34. 19 April 2011
    Libya conflict: Rebels accused of reneging on mines vow
    By Stuart Hughes

    BBC News

    The BBC saw rebels laying mines Libya Crisis
    Rebels’ major advance
    Why is it taking so long?
    Why is France arming rebels?
    Human rights campaigners have accused rebels in Libya of failing to honour a pledge not to use land-mines in their fight against Muammar Gaddafi.

    The BBC filmed rebels planting anti-vehicle mines near the key town of Ajdabiya at the weekend.

    Human Rights Watch researchers said mines had been laid despite rebel assurances they would not be used.

    Devices filmed by the BBC at the weekend have been identified as PRB-M3 anti-tank mines produced in Belgium during the 1970s and 1980s.
    made in Belgium plastic land mines  used by rebels

    Tens of thousands of the mines, which are cased in plastic and contain almost 7kg (15lb) of explosives, have been found stockpiled in depots in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi in eastern Libya.

    ‘Used without precautions’

    “Despite their promises not to use any kind of mines, the video footage clearly shows rebel fighters laying anti-vehicle mines on the outskirts of Ajdabiya,” Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director at Human Rights Watch (HRW), told BBC News.


    These anti-vehicle mines are being used by the rebels without any precautions to avoid civilian casualties and that violates their obligations under international law”
    Peter Bouckaert

    Human Rights Watch
    “We call on the rebel authorities to formalise their pledge not to use mines, to clearly command their forces not to use any type of mines, and to clear and secure any remaining mines.”

    The weapons used by the rebels fall outside the 1997 Ottawa Treaty, which bans anti-personnel but not anti-vehicle land-mines. Libya has not signed the treaty.

    However, campaigners say mines such as the PRB-M3 are often deployed in violation of international humanitarian law.

    HRW says the use of PRB-M3 mines and the manner in which they have been laid in Libya make them particularly dangerous to non-combatants.

    Because they are made of plastic, it is hard for de-mining teams to detect them. Areas mined by the rebels appear not to have been marked or mapped, making any future clearance efforts more difficult.

    Variants of the weapon held in rebel stockpiles can also be booby-trapped or fitted with a sensitive fuse.

    rebels have thousands of Belgium plastic land mines
    The rebels have access to tens of thousands of mines in eastern depots Although the devices are designed to be triggered by the weight of a vehicle, the pressure caused by stepping on a device fitted with a sensitive fuse can be enough to cause an explosion.

    Campaigners say this, in effect, makes the weapon an anti-personnel landmine.

    “While not specifically banned, these anti-vehicle mines are being used by the rebels without any precautions to avoid civilian casualties and that violates their obligations under international law,” said Mr Bouckaert.

    “The rebels should immediately cease the use of all types of mines if they want to avoid civilian casualties as they have pledged,” he added.

  35. The New United Nations
    Posted: 2011/07/17

    http://networkedblogs.com/kw5R8

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    The United Nations, as we are now witnessing through the Libyan war, has lost all credibility. It is an organization that has become a TOOL of big, private interests. It is a corrupt institution that has outlived its usefulness. Yes, it has humanitarian and other good services. But, at what EXPENSE should the world continue working within that structure?

    The United Nations has placed us, at this moment, on the verge of THERMO-NUCLEAR WAR. It has no way to put NATO in check. Indeed, it SUPPORTS the NATO war of aggression and genocide against Libya and Afghanistan, for instance. The Libyan war has the potential, as has been stated by analysts, to draw in other parties, and possibly drag the world into a global conflagration.

    Father d’Escoto went on to outline the need for reform in the United Nations, emphasizing the domination of the voting members of the UN Security Council over all other countries. I wonder if the UN can be “reformed.”

    My proposal is that a NEW United Nations body must be built. And I propose that it be located in Tripoli. In many ways, the Libyan Jamahiriya has proven itself to be worthy of serving as the headquarters of a new United Nations body. Libya’s historical leader, Brother Leader Muammar Omo Ju Omo Lo Gaddafi has pushed hard for a UNITED Africa. He has extended help to countries and freedom lovers all across the globe. His help to the African nations demonstrates that he understands the principles of unity and service–principles that are crucial for a United Nations body to exist and be functional.

    Out of Africa came the majority of the peoples of this earth. And out of Africa can emerge the UNITY of the peoples of this earth. My vote goes to Libya as the country to house the headquarters of the new United Nations body.

    recent news article from the Secretary-General of the International People’s Conference Organisation (IPCO) about the inevitable demise of United Nations and its replacement with a World People’s Congress

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  36. Is it that Obama , believing that he is the Mahdi, sees al-Gadhafi (our Mujjadid) as a heretic? Many in the middle-east take that view; and that is why the Arabs seem to be against Gadhafi!

  37. Gaddafi speech 16 July 00:00 to 14:44 to be continued Translated by اسكندر بيك
    16 JULY 2011 – OUR BROTHER LEADER ‘s speech in ZAWIYA

    O people of the Western Region, sons of Alzawia, sons of Sorman, sons of Alajelat, sons of Subrata, sons of Janzor, Sons of Zwara, Warshfana, Alnwahi Alarbaa, Alhood, Alhrarat, Alknarat, Ber Alghanam, Nawail, Rabaia, I’m speaking to you through the placards… I see front of me if you allow me, I know there is another placards. Camera can’t show because of the sea of masses camera can’t cover it all. In front of me placards of Alshaalel Tribe and alhrarat tribe, And Abo Humaira, and sons of Issa and Alhemli, alalalqa and sons of Hamad, all Alorban here, I know the name of Alorban is Alsafat, Weryma and Khweild, youth of Almaia and Blaza, Hmedat, motreq , Sharef , Sharef tribe, Shraqen, Harsha, Barqlia, Zaramqa, Sons of Altomi , Shledat , sons of Issa, Qaderat, Sons of Mussa. These are the placards front of me, but allow me to greetings our masses from the West of Tripoli to Tunisia border, which is present in the march millions as the people who were presented yesterday in Alajelat. With this March we completed the Historical picture to the world, to NATO, to America, to European Union, to Asia, to Africa, to Latin America, to Russian Federation, to China, to all the countries of the world, to all continents of the world, to all people of the world, to all organizations of the world including the League of Arab States, the League of Arab governments which made by Britain. Shame and dishonor on them, also we made it clear to them today. And the so-called Islamic Conference the picture is clear for them now.
    Now we sent historical picture to the world made by Libyan people, picture of people facing 28 countries joined with NATO, three months they are bombs and missiles from the sea and air but people are steadfast in front of aircraft, missiles, bombs and battleships. Also challenges in the fields, waves of people, these are millions of Libyan people, the picture is completed now.
    Who remains? Less than one hundred thousand, prisoners in Benghazi or Dernah or Tubrok, less than one hundred thousand of Libyan people is prisoners, because population of Burqa ran to Egypt then to Tunisia then they come to here. So this is Libyan people, this is 5 million or 6 million, calculate as you wish.
    This is ocean but not of water it’s ocean of people, sea not of water but of people, from Libyan people, the steadfast people, brave people, the people of anger, the people that are oppressed, but they are challenging the injustice, by the will of iron but stronger than iron.
    The picture is completed now with Marsh of Millions, who is not satisfied is a donkey, doesn’t understand, who is not satisfied is animal, he shouldn’t be with the humans, if there is press in the world, analysts in the world, broadcasts in the world, politicians, military, even who is bombing us they should be satisfied.
    This people that were bombed by rockets didn’t surrender, and will never surrender till the judgment day. Never give up, this is the Libyan people, this is Alzawyia, the region of thousand martyrdom that raided 50 times by the Italians at that time, they used the flight for the first time, raided 50 times, and bombed by ships, The Battle of Alras Alahmar, it’s well known in Libya history, that raided by flights for first time being used by Italians, 50 raided, and had appealed its ship Rome In front of the fighters resistance from our people.
    This is Alzawyia which being accused by them, they thought it’s theirs, TO hell, this is Alzawyia telling you GO TO HELL , Alzawyia ruled by agents? By traitors? By the heretics? Ruled by who calling the crusaders, NO WAY, this is the City of Jihad, City of thousand martyrdom, Alzawyia is the mother of tribes, all our tribes were here, then spread until they got Gharian the Home country, This is Alzawyia defeated you, Alzawyia put its fingers in your eyes. This is Alzawyia which liars were speaking about the falsified history.
    Where are the heretics you depend on? Where are traitors you depend on? Where are your agents? Where are the traitors you sold? Where are the people you brainwashed? This is Alzawyia, this is millions, This is March of Millions .
    Today we explained to the world with the march millions in Alzawyia and another cities, we cleaned the picture completely, look to this flag, the most tall green flag, it looks like river, longer than the Mississippi River and River Nile, women Sewn this flag, these are men and women carrying weapons, this is the armed people, No men defend women, women now defend herself, and she can defeat the enemy. Women rallies to the battlefield , yes Battalions of women should fight NATO and soldiers of NATO, and can fight traitors , surrenders, agents which are soldiers of NATO, surrenders and traitors who are fighting us even if they are Libyans they are soldiers for France, soldiers for Britain, soldiers for Italy, slave for them, mercenaries with them, Christian even if he did not announce a Christian, he is crusader, cadaver, will get in the hell, if he dies now or tomorrow. Libyan who carry the royal flag, reactionary flag, flag which is brought by America to occupied Libya, flag that brought Britain, flag that brought Italy, flag of reactionary, flag of subservience. Who brought this flag have no pride, no family, no tribe, have no religion, have no conscience , have no manliness, he should die better for him, how he will look at his sons? And his sons how they will look at us, sons of traitors how they will look at our sons? We are brave , we are Mujahideen, we are militants, we are the fighters, we are the endures, the brave, our sons are proud of us, they are proud that we stand, they are proud of this historical battl , months and months with rockets, and bombing, but we face it with the challenge, steadfast and extraordinary courage, we will not betray you our grandfathers, your blood can’t be as others blood. The document of freedom and dignity had been written with our grandfathers’ blood, rest assured in your graves. O martyrs we will never betray you, and our sons and our grandchildren, we will never let you down, never, this tribes now in Alzawyia had martyrdom in everywhere in Libya, now in this battle against crusader 2011 all these tribes had martyrdom, and it will give martyrdom today, tomorrow and after tomorrow.
    We are after this strong confrontation, after these months.
    Oh Mama I see you long live long live, I see your hands, thanks (woman wrote Gaddafi name with henna on her hand)
    After these months of steadfastness, violence for our enemy. We found that we gained the lead for the leadership of the peoples struggling against colonialism and reactionary, against the tyrants of this age.
    Libyan people and gear is to traverse Africa, all African people support you. Depends on you to not occupy Africa again, all people now want crawling to Libya to fight with Libyans, because Libya became in the front line, defending Africa, defending the Arab nation the humiliated, defending the Islamic nation which is being bombed, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya.
    The Arab nation depends on us, with our steadfastness and bravery, strengthens resolve, and we give the Arab nation the hope that it can be alive. May live free, may be united, emitting the spirit of Arab nationalism again, yes Libya may lead the battle of Arab nationalism, Islam is now humiliated and the Cross is the highest, the symbol of Islam under the feet for sorry, mosques destroyed by rocket, mosques burnt by the rockets, the sound of safe been covered by the sound of Aircrafts.
    This is the situation of Islam nation now. Where is the Islam? Are Islamic heretics? Fighting with France and Britain against Muslims, against revolution, is this the Islam? This is Kufr, this is out, this is apostasy.
    Yes we present martyrs, we can never back, after we present martyrs. Never give up, never surrender, never go back one step, this is the answer of Libyan people, this is the power of the people, this is the regime of masses that they don’t know. These dictators rule their peoples, by partisan elections and counterfeit.

    Lived Aljaylat , Long Live the masses , A sea of masses . Waves of Masses , The angry crowd the challenging crowd , raise the head , with high voice , we will not give up never NATO will be broked , We are the brave , We are combatants and sons of combatants . We willn’t betray grandfathers , We will not betray our past which Decorated with our Rich pure blood we will not negligent our future , The future of our children and grandchildren , and will not never let them down , Here was a battle it called Represented heroes , this is Alajelat again more numbers and stronger than that time 1911 we are stronger than before

    We defeated them when we were few and weak. Now we are stronger and our number is large, in millions, also Millions are with us, this is the answer. This is the answer to all attempts at destruction and attempts at colonization, attempts to undergo. They attempt to undergo us, they want to destroy us, they want us to surrender, they want us to neglect our livelihood, our children, our freedom, our home, our independence. To hell and a thousand to hell, a thousand times to hell, we will never neglect, all of us will die but never neglect, we will not neglect our dignity and our freedom and our pride. Let dogs bark as they want, let them shoot their missiles as much as they have, but we will stay, we all die, or we will stay. We are ready to martyrdom, ready to die at any time, this doesn’t matter for us, they have to know this, they made historic mistake, strategic mistake, they collided with a solid rock, they collided with a mountain of granite. It’s the Libyan people, resistance of the Libyan people, they challenge the dignity of Libyan people, provoke the Libyan people in their sovereignty. They speak about the independence of Libya. The transition of Libya, is Libya a colony to speak about transition? They have to be in transition to get their regime to public, the same as Libya has. We will never neglect the power of people. There is no voice higher than Libyan people’s voice except God’s voice.

    they will listen to the voice of Libyan people only, this is the Libyan people. If they didn’t hear Libyan people in Benghazi for example, that’s because they are ruled by machine guns and the killing. Let people in Benghazi free and you will listen to what they are saying, they will say the same what people in Alajelat were saying today. We are one people, the power of people, we will not neglect it. RIDICULOUS is saying what transitions you are speaking about, you should apply it in your countries.

    This is the masses and this is the challenge, greetings to the sons of Alajelat, greetings to sons of Bremi, greetings to sons of Wazari, Alquadi, sons of Hassan, Alhatatba. And I see another prepares of another tribes, Ajelat, Hararat , and I see Alnwail, yes I can see you.

    Oh i can see masses around Alajelat, yes and such as this meeting we want it to be in the battle, in the west mountain, the enemy is challenging you, the traitors challenged you, reactionary flag in the western mountain, you have to crawl toward the western mountain to clean it lane by lane, lane by lane, lane by lane, we have to break the crusaders noses on the western mountain, break them in the western mountain. Let women go forward then men, this is a houses’ battle, people’s battle, lets liberate these cities, house by house. Now we are showing the mighty force, the force of people in Alajelat.

    But we tell them that these masses will crawl tomorrow, at any hour, at any day these masses will liberate the western mountains, the western mountains can’t remain violated, we will never allow the reactionary flag to be in the western mountains. Flag of Alsanusiah, flag of reactionary which sold Libya, flag of Alsanusiah that let in the American and British and French. The occupation of Libya inch by inch, the revolution of the great Fateh which Liberated Libya with green flags. Libya was a complete colony, and that flag is the colonialism flag, the flag of reactionary, flag of the shame.

    Who carry that flag don’t deserve the dignity, because he is the enemy of dignity and he want to be slave, who accept that flag he accept to be a ignored, he accepts to neglect our Libya and the independence of Libya. Thanks for this signs which are telling me that you are your loyal soldiers. I know that, also I protect you with my soul, I will never leave my loyal people I will stay with my people, with my gun, till the last drop of my blood. We will be victorious against the campaign of injustice, campaign of colonization, a campaign of hatred and resentment, the tyrant campaign. Forced upon us is a battle in our houses, they killed our children in our houses while they are sleeping, they killed women. Those without morals and religion, which morals and religion allowed to kill children and women. These cowards, but we will fight them to the end, until they surrender to our will, and withdraw from our land, sea, our air, we are waiting for them also the fishes, we are here in our land, we are here in our houses, we are here in Libya. We are relying on the wall. Nothing behind us to withdraw. We are staying here to the end, come what may end. No to undergo, no surrender, no give up to anything, this is not an issue of the individual, not an issue of Muammar Gaddafi, is not the issue of protection of civilians, it’s issue of people facing a colonizing, people protecting the Arab nation, and the African nation. We call to volunteering with millions, millions from Islamic world and Arabic and Africa. We defend Islam because the French president announced that he’s leading a new crusade. The crusade campaign is not on Libya it’s against Islam nation, Islam nation is humiliated everywhere, as they bomb here in Libya, they bomb Afghanistan, Iraq, and they now weave a dirty conspiracy to undergo Yemen, Syria and they want to undergo Iran. It’s so clear a new colonial campaign, but the end of the campaign will be here in Libya, the end of NATO will be in this battle, Libya will destroy NATO, and the European Union will end in this battle, Shengen and Euro will end in this battle. They are suffering from bankruptcy and economic crises because of the corrupt financial system heads. Live Alzaramqa yes i see it . They are suffering from crisis, suffocating, it’s suffocating, it will kill them for sure …

    We are ready to Live without electricity, without gas, without air conditioners, but our guns are in our hands until the end. At 1911 we don’t have electricity or air-conditioners, we had only guns and we fought, we made glory , we made history full of glorious, we kept glory for our people

    our grandfathers and our fathers left a proud history for us , glorious history with guns , they don’t had electricity , cities , fredges , cars , they fought , they done their duty , and we proud of them , proud of their battle as the battle of Represented heroes in Alajelat .

    they have to rethink because they collided with an oppressed people , we oppressed in our land our houses , they want take the livelihood of our children , they Wants to occupy our land and Oil without right reason , why they speak about the regime political of Libya , are we colony want the Independence ? are we one state of their states ?

    Sarkozy must leave from France to Hungary , French people should fired this criminal who deformed history of France ,Disable the interests of France with Libya with the Arab world and Islamic world ,he don’t deserve to be a President of France he should leave now . he is not French , the French people is great and he deformed it’s history , and he broke it’s relations .

    they figured it out , and other Presidents of another countries they figured that he is crazy . They knew he was suffering from psychosis , they known they have been involved in a losing battle .everyday they are losing , and they will lose in the next days more and more .

    Until the arrest of war criminals, must be done to arrest the war criminals and bring them to the International Criminal Court .
    Oh thanks Mama i see you kissing my picture ( Gaddafi saw a women kissing his picture )

    they must leave The peoples of Europe we want to make relations with The peoples of Europe , We want relations of friendship and cooperation with the European continent .

    We speak as the African Union , The Arab nation , Islam nation , we are the leaders of it , we are the symbol of it . we are the conscience of it , we are it’s voice . We want a strong relationship with the peoples of Europe but not with the war criminals who must leave now and arrest them because they are war criminals . and bring them to the International Criminal Court , if there is international Criminal Court it should arrest NATO leaders . this Court is a Tool of colonization , who Admit it ? To hell

    we are here steadfeast , steadfeast to The End , Whatever End , No surrender , will never give up our rights , We are oppressed in our land , they forced us to get in this battle , we were in peace , joying our wealth , and we are Exercising the power , we were living comfortable but they forced this battle on us , they killed our children , a sleep childreen they killed them with their rockits . WHY ? WHY ? the president Zuma saidyou must stop the bombing to protect civilians , if we want to protect civilians in Libya , must stop bombing , that’s meaning Bombing has killed civilians ,children , women , bombing must stop to protect civilians . if you want protect civilians you Must stop the bombing from air strikes and naval .

    Oh alharsha tribe i see you , i know i know . Prepare yourslef to face the enemy , prepare yourslef to finish this battle .Get ready to stop this serial by crawling the masses .There is no regular army, there is no conventional army but there is armed people must crawling toward the western mountain and Misurata also Benghazi . Armed people by millions , millions will crawling to beat the traitors and enemies just to impose the peace in Libya just like it was .

    Libya must be as it were in Junuary in this year , people having power , wealth , brothers , Independence , Comfortable , Peace and Development ,Glory and high morale , we want Libya to be as it was . we will make it with Millions From Tubrok to Alajelat .the areas which is ruled by machine guns will explode .

    Long Live i see you kissing my picture , yes i see you ( Gaddafi saw two young guys kissing his Picture )

    yes this is the answer , when i told you answer them , this is the answer from millions , these youths answering , these women answering , this is the answer . this is the answer of Millions .

    Oh this is Martyrdom pictures . O’ cowards you killed thos innocent children , O cowards, O leaders of NATO , O’ crusaders .these pictures of Martyrdom , this is Khalidah , This is Alkhwildi , this is Said Alarab , This is Mastura . you Killed angels O cowards .

    is this the protect of civilians ? who are the civilians you will protect if you killed their Children . these are the pictures of Martyrdom . those are Martyr children , This is daughter of Mohamed Nuri and Khalida , this is the angels , Let all world see the pictures of martyrdom children , look your airplans killed them and your Battleships , Death for you , and the immortality to those martyrdom .

    Glory for us , Victory for us , pride for us from Allah , impportality to our martyrdom . get ready to crawling to the western moutain , men and women , get ready to end this series and to make peace in Libya . GO AHEAD , GO AHEAD , GO AHEAD

  38. Lord-Njemanze Andersyn Arinxeh
    Global support for Maummar Gaddafi
    Of all the struggles going on in North Africa and the Middle East right now, the most difficult to unravel is the one in Libya. What is the character of the opposition to the Gadhafi regime, which reportedly now controls the eastern city of Benghazi? Is it… just coincidence that the rebellion started in Benghazi, which is north of Libya’s richest oil fields as well as close to most of its oil and gas pipelines, refineries and its LNG port? Is there a plan to partition the country? What is the risk of imperialist military intervention, which poses the gravest danger for the people of the entire region?Li bya is not like Egypt. Its leader, Moammar al-Gadhafi, has not been an imperialist puppet like Hosni Mubarak. For many years, Gadhafi was allied to countries and movements fighting imperialism. On taking power in 1969 through a military coup, he nationalized Libya’s oil and used much of that money to develop the Libyan economy. Conditions of life improved dramatically for the people. For that, the imperialists were determined to grind Libya down. The U.S. actually launched air strikes on Tripoli and Benghazi in 1986 that killed 60 people, including Gadhafi’s infant daughter – which is rarely mentioned by the corporate media. Devastating sanctions were imposed by both the U.S. and the U.N. to wreck the Libyan economy. After the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003 and leveled much of Baghdad with a bombing campaign that the Pentagon exultantly called “shock and awe,” Gadhafi tried to ward off further threatened aggression on Libya by making big political and economic concessions to the imperialists. He opened the economy to foreign banks and corporations; he agreed to IMF demands for “structural adjustment,” privatizing many state-owned enterprises and cutting state subsidies on necessities like food and fuel. The Libyan people are suffering from the same high prices and unemployment that underlie the rebellions elsewhere and that flow from the worldwide capitalist economic crisis. There can be no doubt that the struggle sweeping the Arab world for political freedom and economic justice has also struck a chord in Libya. There can be no doubt that discontent with the Gadhafi regime is motivating a significant section of the population. However, it is important for progressives to know that many of the people being promoted in the West as leaders of the opposition are long-time agents of imperialism. The BBC on Feb. 22 showed footage of crowds in Benghazi pulling down the green flag of the republic and replacing it with the flag of the overthrown monarch King Idris – who had been a puppet of U.S. and British imperialism.The Western media are basing a great deal of their reporting on supposed facts provided by the exile group National Front for the Salvation of Libya, which was trained and financed by the U.S. CIA. Google the front’s name plus CIA and you will find hundreds of references. The Wall Street Journal in a Feb. 23 editorial wrote that “The U.S. and Europe should help Libyans overthrow the Gadhafi regime.” There is no talk in the board rooms or the corridors of Washington about intervening to help the people of Kuwait or Saudi Arabia or Bahrain overthrow their dictatorial rulers. Even with all the lip service being paid to the mass struggles rocking the region right now, that would be unthinkable. As for Egypt and Tunisia, the imperialists are pulling every string they can to get the masses off the streets. There was no talk of U.S. intervention to help the Palestinian people of Gaza when thousands died from being blockaded, bombed and invaded by Israel. Just the opposite. The U.S. intervened to prevent condemnation of the Zionist settler state.Imperialism’s interest in Libya is not hard to find. Bloomberg.com wrote on Feb. 22 that while Libya is Africa’s third-largest producer of oil, it has the continent’s largest proven reserves – 44.3 billion barrels. It is a country with a relatively small population but the potential to produce huge profits for the giant oil companies. That’s how the super-rich look at it, and that’s what underlies their professed concern for the people’s democratic rights in Libya.Getting concessions out of Gadhafi is not enough for the imperialist oil barons. They want a government that they can own outright, lock, stock and barrel. They have never forgiven Gadhafi for overthrowing the monarchy and nationalizing the oil. Fidel Castro of Cuba in his column “Reflections” takes note of imperialism’s hunger for oil and warns that the U.S. is laying the basis for military intervention in Libya. In the U.S., some forces are trying to mobilize a street-level campaign promoting such U.S. intervention. We should oppose this outright and remind any well-intentioned people of the millions killed and displaced by U.S. intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan. Progressive people are in sympathy with what they see as a popular movement in Libya. We can help such a movement most by supporting its just demands while rejecting imperialist intervention, in whatever form it may take. It is the people of Libya who must decide their future.

  39. http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=25668

    As Brian Becker said, the question of being “pro-Gadhafi” or “anti-Gadhafi” is irrelevant when it comes to supporting Libya and Libyans, and to understanding that what these NATO missions are accomplishing is the personification of cruelty, injustice and ultimate greed:

    “Humanitarian war” is an oxymoron of the utmost proportions. Western military and imperial powers need to stop playing their high-stakes PR game of “monkey-in-the-middle”, pitting themselves as self-appointed “saviours” to the Libyan people against their heavily propagandized version of Gadhafi as the universal “evil-doer”. And we need to stop playing into this game. We need to turn off our televisions with their flashy news stories, rife with disinformation and lies, and look at what is really happening.

    More and more people across the globe are starting to see through the lies and are turning to independent media sources (like Global Research) for their information. So you would like to know what is really happening in Libya? Here is what has slipped through the ample cracks of mainstream media:

    The truth behind the U.S./NATO war on Libya from

    ANSWER Coalition
    http://vimeo.com/user7790242

    on Vimeo.
    http://vimeo.com/

    Turning the lens back on the Western world, this week US President Obama stated, “I cannot guarantee that those [Social Security, veterans and disability] checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue [of raising the government’s debt ceiling] because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it,” (Interview released by CBS 12/07/2011).

    Empty coffers? And yet under NATO’s cynically-named “Operation Unified Protector”, we know that “more than 15,000 sorties have been directed against the Libyan People… since the beginning of the NATO operation” (Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, July 14, 2011). Clearly this comes at a very high cost to taxpayers being forced to support inflated defense funds, and an even higher cost to Libyans being killed day after day during this unjust military campaign.

    So while the nation with the empty coffers which “cannot guarantee” that it can support its own people is busy making dangerous and costly judgements against the world in the pursuit of oil, wealth and empire, perhaps we need to be asking the rest of the world whether they consider the US/Obama regime legitimate? If not, would that justify bringing NATO’s “humanitarian medicine” back home?

    Libyans were never given the choice to answer these questions for themselves, and now they are paying a heavy price. So when we ask, “remember Libya?”, it is a reminder that there is much more to the story than what is presented in mainstream news, which is funded by adminstrations, lobby groups and corporations interested only in presenting their side of the story.

    For news that independent, free of ties to all corporate, private, foundation and government funding, we encourage you to keep visiting Global Research, sharing the articles – which will always be available free of charge – with friends and colleagues, and to consider making a donation or starting a membership to support us in bringing you the truth. Every amount makes a difference and contributes directly to our operations.

    Thank you for helping us make true free media possible.

    -The Global Research Team

  40. WE WILL DEFEND BREGA UNTIL THE ‘DEATH OF THE LAST ATTACK’ “: this is what Dr. Ibrahim really said!
    That is totally unlike what falsely CNN said Dr. Ibahim said “”We will turn Brega into hell. Even if this causes destruction of the whole city.” CNN LIED!

  41. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/19/italy-blocks-investigation-arms-cache

    Italian government blocks investigation into missing arms cacheSpeculation that consignment of weapons removed from military depot in Mediterranean was secretly supplied to Libya

    John Hooper in Rome guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 19 July 2011 18.09 BST Article history

    Berlusconi
    Silvio Berlusconi changed his stance on Libya in April after a telephone conversation with Barack Obama threatening him with exposé of sexual scandals if he did not co-operate with NATO. (He was blackmailed into turning traitor on al-GADHAFI.). Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images
    The Italian government has blocked an investigation into the whereabouts of a massive consignment of weapons removed from a military depot in the Mediterranean, amid speculation that the cargo was secretly supplied to Libya.

    The weapons were from a consignment that included 30,000 Kalashnikov AK-47 automatic rifles, 32m rounds of ammunition, 5,000 Katyusha rockets, 400 Fagot wire-guided anti-tank missiles and some 11,000 other anti-tank weapons.

    They were transferred from a store on the island of Santo Stefano, off the north coast of Sardinia, and transported to the mainland where they were loaded onto army trucks , a source familiar with the operation told the Guardian. But what happened to them after that is a mystery – and now a secret.

    The arms were said to have been moved about a month after Silvio Berlusconi radically shifted his stance on Libya. Firmly allied to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi until the outbreak of hostilities, he was initially reluctant to do more than provide base facilities for France and Britain.

    But on 26 April, after a telephone conversation with Barack Obama, he announced that Italian planes would join the air strikes on Libya in an attempt to break the deadlock on the ground. His announcement wrong-footed his coalition allies in the Northern League, who have repeatedly deplored Italy’s subsequent involvement.

    A prosecutor in the town of Tempio Pausania opened an investigation into the destination of the weapons but his inquiries were blocked by an order from the prime minister’s office warning that the affair was covered by official secrecy, according to reports in two daily newspapers.

    The prime minister’s office was unable immediately to confirm or deny the report and the prosecutor’s office in Tempio Pausania could not be reached for comment.

    The weapons are understood to have been seized on board a ship intercepted by British and Italian warships at the mouth of the Adriatic during the Balkan wars of the 1990s. It emerged in subsequent court proceedings that the 19,400-ton Jadran Express was carrying enough weaponry to equip an army.

    The ship, with a cargo of 47 containers supposedly packed with Egyptian cotton, was bound for the Croatian port of Rijeka when it was forced off course in an operation involving the British and Ukrainian intelligence services. Italian judges ordered the arms to be destroyed.

    But they were instead moved to a munitions dump on Santo Stefano from where that the arms were reportedly removed between 18 and 20 May.

    Not the least mystifying aspect of the operation is that the Italian navy used commercial ferries to transport the weapons.

  42. URGENT AUDIO NEWS INTERVIEW WITH GLEN FORD CONCERNING “AFRICOM”:

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=726427&songID=10851087&showPlayer=true

    The Nato World Order – Africa Division
    Posted in Africa, Imperialism, Libya, Obama by gowans on July 17, 2011
    The New Obama Doctrine in Effect

    Glen Ford and Brendan Stone

    On-Line Listening:

    http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=10851087

    Download MP3:

    http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/53118

    Good warning, Glen—But will AFRICA and the rest of this world heed it? I hope so…
    GADHAFI refused AFRICOM bases…& now see what is happening!!

    Bless you…continue to speak-out.
    Everyone must realise the truth.

  43. Crimes against humanity
    Crimes Against Humanity

    IPCO  against MAFIA WORLD LEADERS

    The entire world is now facing a calamity: with the land, air and water poisoned by ever worsening capitalism-made disasters, our means of survival is at stake.

    World War III is under-way with NATO out of control. News media networks are silent partners in crime. We now have a choice to act either act fast, decisively and conclusively or to accept our fate, a slow death of all life on the planet.

    Unless and until the many thousands of criminals who have brought about this state of affairs, either by blind pursuit of profit, by negligence, or by design, are exposed, tried and punished for their crimes, human kind cannot clean up the mess and progress safely into the future.

    Furthermore, the millions of human gems of mankind who have been hidden from view and not allowed to flourish in this old system which is on the way out, must be given an opportunity to shine, and present their areas of expertise and knowledge, and have them put into practice.

    In the fields of health, energy, environment, science, democracy, human rights, transparency, accountability, management, economy, banking, finance, transport, international relations, and more besides, there are real alternatives to the destruction being forced upon us in order to create profits for monopolistic elites.

    From the end of August, large world-changing events are to take place, through the entire month of September, with eight World People’s Conferences on Crimes Against Humanity, and your help is required.

    The 8 World People’s Conferences on Crimes Against Humanity (8-WPC-CAH), will be held in 8 locations around the world: North America, South America, Europe, North Africa, South Africa, West Asia, East Asia, and Oceania.

    The many known criminals among corporations, governments, news media, military, international organizations and others, will be listed and their crimes exposed with numerous films, exhibitions, presentations, testimony, and workshops taking place at each location.

    Before any trial can come about, people in their millions around the world, must become aware not just of one or several of these crimes and feel impotent to do anything about it, but of the full gamut and also to be provided the tools to bring about real trials of the criminals.

    Not only will all the crimes be exposed with evidence beyond all doubt, but out of this world wide event of a scale never before seen, will emerge the solutions to a great many problems, as well as a “World People’s Declaration, 2011” by way of consensus.

    What is now required immediately, are those people who have sufficient free time or who are able to make the time for one of the most important events of the millennium, to explore possible venues and check for availability and facilities, as well as costs and booking requirements.

    Everyone who wishes to attend will be kept informed, and should register now individually so that we can contact everyone and keep you up to date.

    Good at organizing? Check out events management services, venues, or anything else that you or others can provide, register at mathaba.org and post the information, proofs of any past work, and any estimated costs.

    Able to donate or assist? Let us know in the forum what you can help with. Many expenses may not be able to be provided immediately but can be reimbursed later after the event or even during it.

    Good at fund-raising, publicity, networking or anything else? Wish to participate with an exhibition, film, work shop, suggestions or anything else? While the immediate priority is first on finding the venues and those willing and able to make it all happen, please prepare your plan and proposals.

    In due course, we will open here a special registration page for those wishing to exhibit, participate in workshops, give presentations, or assist in other ways.

    IPCO

  44. Aziziya
    a family attends a rally in the town of Aziziya, roughly 55 kilometers (34 miles) southwest of Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday, July 19, 2011

    Gadhafi turns to tribes to retake rebel-held western mountains

    PAUL SCHEMM
    Associated Press
    2:01 a.m. EDT, 21 July 2011

    Al-AZIZIYA, Libya (AP) — Dozens of horsemen in flowing robes sat on their mounts cheering as men around them fired AK-47s in the air, proclaiming their allegiance to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and their readiness to march on the rebel-held western mountains.

    The pomp and bravado on display during the rally in the sweltering town square in al-Aziziya south of the capital is part of a concerted effort by Gadhafi to mobilize one of the pillars of his regime — Libya’s tribes — to combat recent rebel advances.

    “Look at the tribes of the Warshafana, who dares to challenge them? No one can; they will help free Libya from the hands of these rebels,” Gadhafi’s voice boomed out from speakers at the rally. “You are preparing today to march to the western mountains to cleanse it and liberate it from the traitors and mercenaries.”

    ralley
    tribal leaders

    It’s not the first time Gadhafi has tried to rally the tribes. Since the Libyan uprising began in mid-February, he has threatened to unleash angry tribesmen on opposition-held towns, although nothing ever materialized.

    This time, the move appears aimed at countering the rebels’ recent diplomatic and battlefield momentum in the nearby mountains.

    Over the past week, Gadhafi has started injecting more and more references to the tribes in his almost daily speeches and begun talking about a popular march of “millions” of tribesmen to reclaim the lost territory.

    Sometimes it is an unarmed march of men, women and children, other times it sounds like more of a military operation, but at the very least it suggests some kind of counterattack may be in the offing.

    The tribesmen truly support the Gadhafi military, as the government repeatedly insists; andthey are ready to mount an assault on the mountains.

    Libya, a vast arid country of mostly desert and just 6 million people, has always been a deeply tribal society and Gadhafi’s rule of permanent revolution, which disdained ordinary government institutions, often came to rely on the tribes to control the country.

    thousands of cheering supporters, many holding the banners identifying themselves as part of tribes such as the million-strong Warfala.

    Gadhafi himself is part of the small Gadhdhafa tribe based in Sirte in the center of the country.

    In Zawiya, a town once held by rebels, Gadhafi started his speech Saturday with a nod to each of the tribes represented there before urging them to march on the mountains.

    Just in the past two days, Libyan mobile phones have been deluged by text messages announcing the readiness of various tribes to attack the mountains — even though text messaging service is normally disabled in the country.
    “The tribes of Ghariba region will march in the millions to cleanse the western mountains,” said one text.

    Copyright 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  45. Gadhafi victory

    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627605?rss
    NATO bombing of Libya
    by Stephen Lendman

    On Bastlle Day, 14 July 2011 , Mossad-connected DEBKA (LYINGLY) headlined, “The Libyan War ends. Obama makes Moscow peace broker. NATO halts strikes,” saying:

    “Bar the shouting, the war in Libya ended Thursday morning, July 14, when (Obama) called Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to hand Moscow the lead role in negotiations with (Gaddafi to end) the conflict – provided only that the Libyan ruler steps down in favor of a transitional administration.”

    ———————————————–

    Gaddafi, in fact, vows never to leave or surrender to insurgents or NATO. In a 16 July audio address, he told supporters:

    “They are asking me to leave. That’s a laugh. I will never leave the land of my ancestors or the people who have sacrificed themselves for me. After we gave our children as martyrs, we can’t backtrack or surrender or give up or move an inch.”

    Libyans overwhelmingly back him, rallying in images (and reports) major media suppress, accessed through the following links:

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=25630

    http://tv.globalresearch.ca/2011/07/libya-ground-scenes-tripoli-july-2011

    And Google for: site:mathaba.net Million March — to see many reports and videos and photographs showing the world’s largest ever demonstrations which took place in Libya in support of Col. Gaddafi and went unreported by the other world’s “news” media.

    No one called them out. No one demanded support for Gaddafi. They came on their own, what usually happens when nations are lawlessly attacked. People rally overwhelmingly behind leaders against foreign aggressors. Libyans know Washington and NATO, not Gaddafi, is their enemy.

    Moreover, they’re armed, ready to defend their country against invaders because Gaddafi gave about two million civilians weapons, more than enough to oust him if they wished. They don’t!

    DEBKA
    said that:

    “From July 9, (its) military sources (said) NATO discontinued its air strikes against Libyan pro-government targets in Tripoli and other places. [WHICH IS A TOTAL LIE, as more than ever NATO IS BOMBING TRIPOLI AND OTHER LIBYAN AREAS since that date !]

    (Though unannounced, it signaled) that 15,000 flight missions (actually 15,308 through July 15) and 6,000 (actually 5,767 through July 15) bombardments of Qaddafi targets had failed to achieve their object.”

    In fact, NATO’s web site states the following:

    For July 9: 112 sorties conducted, including 48 strike missions;

    For July 10: 139 sorties conducted, including 54 strike missions;

    For July 11: 132 sorties conducted, including 49 strike missions;

    For July 12: 127 sorties conducted, including 35 strike missions;

    For July 13: No data posted. The above pattern likely continued.

    For July 14: 132 sorties conducted, including 48 strike missions.

    For July 15: 115 sorties conducted, including 46 strike missions.

    Reporting from Tripoli on July 17, Middle East/Central Asian analyst Mahdi Nazemroaya emailed that “(l)ast night was very bad here. They bombed like crazy and everything was shaking.”

    He elaborated in a Global Research.ca article.

    Calling it an overnight “Blitzkrieg,” he cited “large explosions….heard in the distance. Multiple urban areas were bombed simultaneously this morning.”

    According to eyewitnesses, about 60 – 75 bombs hit Tajura (14 km east of Tripoli) and the city’s Seraj area. Continuing a regular pattern, civilian targets were struck, including residential areas. On July 16, Libyan state television reported mostly civilian casualties without specific numbers.

    So far, in fact, for every combatant death, 10 civilians have been killed as a result of non-military sites struck, including residential neighborhoods.

    Over night near bombing areas, “it was like an earthquake. Large buildings as far away as Al-Fatah Street….were shaking.”

    July 16 strikes, however, differed from previous ones. Burning smells and “a strange smoldering filled the air” and lingered. “It even remained on the skin (after) the bombings….The sounds (and smoke plumes) were different.”

    After previous bombings, smoke rose vertically “like a fire, but tonight (it was white and) horizontal….hovering above Tripoli.”

    One explosion caused “a huge mushroom cloud, pointing to the possible use of (nuclear) bunker buster bombs.” Within a 15 km radius of targets, people “experienced burning eyes, lower back pain, (and) headaches,” unexplained symptoms not previously felt.

    Last week, in fact, Libya’s prosecutor general Mohammed Zikri al-Mahjoubi accused NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen of war crimes, saying he’ll be criminally charged with:

    “deliberate aggression against innocent civilians, the murder of children, as well as trying to overthrow the Libyan regime….(He’s) responsible (for) attack(ing) unarmed people, killing 1,108 and wounding 4,537 others in bombardment of Tripoli and other cities and villages.”

    He also charged him with trying to murder Gaddafi.

    On July 14, Rasmussen tried having it both ways, “encouraging all allies that have aircraft at their disposal to take part in operation,” while calling for a pro-Western political solution Libyans won’t accept, nor should they.

    A Final Comment

    Securing imperial control is the issue, an objective putting America at odds with millions of Libyans determined to resist and prevail.

    In fact, Washington’s strategy may have backfired. Most Libyans united behind Gaddafi, together with regional and other allies, including China and Russia (for their own strategic interests), against exploitive Western “liberation.”

    Though no end of conflict is imminent, perhaps this time people power may triumph. If so, the message to other imperial victims is don’t quit. Struggling long enough to prevail at times succeeds. Maybe this time for Libyans.

    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. #
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    Today it’s plain and clear: the WEST is a source of a deadly contagion and psychical perversions threatening the world… Our main problem is that we have to deal, argue and conflict with the corporate Euro-American Hitler and his international Gauleiters who need no discussions and negotiations but Vernichtung/ elimination for the benefit of humankind…

    Sane society must by all means put an end to barbarous Western atrocities! Wait, rotten capitalist West will get what they deserve…

    We wish Brother Leader Qadhafi endurance and firm determination, to defend Libya from vile aggressors. We wholly sympathize with him on his hard and righteous path of Truth and Justice.
    We shall overcome some day, when the narrow-minded, degraded, judaized West crashes and sinks through his own grave sins. Amen.

    Patria o muerte, fascistas no passaran !

    About Sam Dudic
    Contacted Mathaba in 2002-2004; agree with the ” Green Book “; admirer of Brother Leader Qadhafi and Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan; wholly support 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 mankind.
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  46. Defense Ministry officials have said they’d be more open about Norwegian bombing raids over Libya, carried out in conjunction with NATO’s UN-backed military intervention in Libya. The Norwegian defense officials, however, wouldn’t comment on reports that NATO bombers struck a residential complex in Tripoli on Sunday, killing several civilians. The UN mandate is to protect civilians from Gadhafi, not kill them with NATO bombs.
    http://www.newsinenglish.no/2011/06/20/official-silence-on-libya-talks-and-bombings/

  47. WE ARE ONE! We all serve Allah/GOD—-

    Remember this when we stand with Moammar al-Gadhafi and for the holy JAMAHIRIYA !

    As the line goes .. “What we do in life, echoes in Eternity.” It’s also true that what is NOT done in life, also reverberates throughout Eternity….

    The words yesterday of CARDINAL Jean-Louis Tauran:
    “…Christians in the Holy Land and in the Middle East, are Arabs. They have been in that part of the world much before the Muslims. They are not asking asylum, they are rather at home. Our Christian brothers and sisters speak Arabic and for example, many Christians have contributed to the rebirth of Arabic literature at the end of the 19th century.

    I remember that when I was serving in the Nunciature in Beirut at the time of the civil war (1979—1983), despite the bombing of the Christian part of Beirut the Pauline fathers continued to print the Koran in the Arabic language.

    Arab Christians are a gift to the societies because they bring cultural openness, a sense of the dignity of the human person and particularly of women; a conception of freedom which harmonizes rights and privileges and a conception of political society which can lead to democracy.

    Christians have the vocation to be a bridge. Then the question is not how the Christians are going to survive in the Holy Land and the Middle East, but how they are ready to be witnesses to their faith. I think that many Muslims are worried about the future of Christians in that region, because they know that Christians can help them to understand modernity and how to reconcile diversity and unity.

    The Christians have been in the Holy Land without interruption for centuries. They have enjoyed national and international rights. We cannot neglect the importance of a solution of the juridical status of the most significant part of Jerusalem, that is to say where the main Holy Places of the three monotheistic religions are (practically the city intra muros). You know that the Holy See is in favor of a special status, internationally guaranteed, in order to preserve the uniqueness and sacredness of that part of the city.

    For Christians, Jerusalem has a special significance. First of all, it contains the most precious places where Jesus lived.

    Secondly, it is the city with an ongoing presence of a Christian community. So for the local Christians, like for the Jews and the Muslims, Jerusalem is not only a holy city, it is also their home city where they have a right to continue to live and to work. They must be granted and have secured the most fundamental rights: freedom of conscience and freedom of religion, freedom of movement, civic and historical rights, education, hospitals, the possession of their own institutions (seminaries, universities, monasteries, etc.).

    Of course, all this has to be recognized not only for Christians, but for all the inhabitants of the Holy Land.

    The three monotheistic religions recognize Abraham as their father. In spite of the fact that his heritage gives room to different interpretations, we can find a common message: to follow Abraham means not to look back, but toward the future. Jews, Christians and Muslims must be heralds of hope. To follow Abraham means also to be attentive to the foreigner (remember the episode at the Tree of Mamre). To follow Abraham means never choosing to take the path that is a dead-end, but to be always a pilgrim.

    Christians in the Holy Land do not pretend to be by themselves, to rule or to impose, but just to blossom where they have been planted by God, and to make their fellow citizens understand that every religion is an invitation to go along without idols, to be welcoming to newness, and to be always capable of solidarity.

    Since Cain and Abel, exclusivism and the desire for security has always been in the heart of man. But history, like religion, teaches us that there is only one future: a shared future. What is important is not to stop but rather to continue our dialogue, our pilgrimage towards the truth, with the conviction that “it is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult”. You will have recognized a quotation from the Roman philosopher Seneca. So let us follow his advice: Let us dare.”

  48. Is NATO arming the Libyan “rebels”?
    Posted: 2011/07/21
    From: Mathaba

    by zhurnalist
    Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
    Pravda.Ru
    Reports are coming in of a vessel carrying weapons, some fabricated in the United States of America, together with 500 mercenaries, sailing through the Suez Canal towards Libya. Certainly, western mercenaries have been captured. After a number of western lies have been uncovered, we see the truth coming out of Libya as we expose NATO’s lies.

    It is by now obvious that NATO is desperate. The more desperate its plight, the more questions are raised: How many children did they kill last night? Do the British, French and American populations sit back while their countries’ armed forces bomb Libyan people daily because of oil and act in support of terrorists? How do the Americans feel about their President supporting terrorists who have connections to Al-Qaeda? Has David Cameron made yet another monumental misjudgement? Now we have reports of illegal arms being shipped through the Suez Canal. Where is the truth?

    As those of us who have ourselves been involved in active military service, or have reported on military conflicts, know only too well, a flashpoint involving live ammunition is a source of a crescendo of information from both sides, the epitome of exaggeration and disinformation, either due to high adrenalin rushes, the desire for success or the need to demoralise the enemy.

    In this column I am not going to get involved in spreading rumours I cannot back up because I have no way of confirming the information. What I can do is to continue to work diligently and with humility behind the scenes reporting the truth about Libya using my sources in the country, using the people I know personally living in Libya.

    We have already established, and the international media in general has started to see for itself, finally, that there are at least two stories in this conflict, and more and more, the international media converges on the position defended from day one in this column (why it took the Left so long to get itself organised is beyond me). This position is that Muammar al-Qathafi is not hated by his people, he is not a dictator, Libya’s Jamahiriya is their form of democracy and is far more representative than western Parliaments, Colonel Gaddafy has done a tremendous amount for Africa and for his people and NATO started this episode by arming and aiding and abetting the “rebels”, namely Islamist terrorists, separatists, racists and opportunists mixed with the worst form of scum from the dregs of Libyan society.

    Their military leader al-Hasidi himself boasted about having links to Al-Qaeda, their civilian leader Mahmoud Jibril was the one who twice voted for the death penalty for Bulgarian nurses working in Libya, a penalty overturned by Muammar Gaddafy.

    Enter NATO on the back of false flag events staged by themselves and by their pet terrorists, massacres committed in the streets and blamed on the Libyan Government Forces, which denied the accusations from the outset and which invited the international community to see the truth for itself.

    Now, as I said I am not going to engage myself in peddling any old rumour I glean from the Net, but let us examine some of NATO’s lies and see where the truth does not reside. Firstly, it was the stories that the Libyan Air Force was bombing civilians. The Russian authorities claimed that their satellites disproved this as a lie. Lie number one. When SKY News was asked by Saif al-Islam al-Qathafi to take him to areas which they said had been bombed, he proved them wrong and the answer was an embarrassed admission he was right. Lie number two.

    So much for the beginning of the conflict. Then there were stories of atrocities committed by the Libyan Armed Forces, which then turned out to be the opposite – time after time, areas liberated by the Army found civilians with open arms welcoming them from the scourge which had terrorised them, raped them, torched buildings, killed people in the streets and pillaged. This scourge is what NATO calls the rebels and what everyone else calls terrorists or “rats”. Lie number three.

    There followed allegations of rape because condoms had been found in the mountains along with Viagra pills. As I said at the time, you do not bother to wear a condom if you are going to commit a gang-rape and you do not trample a Viagra pill into the soil, you swallow it. International NGOs derided this rape story also as poppycock. Lie number four.

    Then there were stories that the Libyan Armed Forces attack civilians at will. Quite the contrary, the ones massacring civilians and slitting their throats are the terrorists which NATO’s Cameron, Obama and Sarkozy support (why are they siding with terrorists?), the ones dropping bombs on homes and slaughtering kids are NATO. Lie number five. The Libyan Armed Forces are careful to call to their adversaries to lay down arms and to give the civilians time to clear out of the area before they begin to sterilise it. Where is this in the international news?

    And now, the claims in the international press – on July 18, that Brega has fallen. There is video evidence that it has not. There are reports on the ground that up to 500 terrorists were slaughtered as they tried to take it, there are reports that this massive defeat has sparked off pitched battles among Islamist clans in Benghazi itself. Such reports we cannot confirm because we are not on the ground but after the lies NATO and their terrorist friends have produced…? I have just received first-hand evidence from a Libyan officer on the front line saying the terrorists have been cleared way out of Brega to the East.

    Finally, allegations that mercenaries from France, Britain and Qatar have been captured by the Libyan Armed Forces. These are boots on the ground which is illegal under UNSC Resolution 1970 (2011) and allegations that a vessel full of equipment and specialist troops is on its way through the Suez Canal to Libya. Again, these are as yet allegations
    but would anyone be surprised?

    It is illegal to take sides in an internal conflict, it is illegal to aid and abet terrorists. Therefore, the evidence weighs heavily against Messrs. Cameron, Sarkozy and Obama, three sickening protagonists who along with their whores in the Middle East, goats who allowed themselves to be drawn into slaughtering fellow Arabs by foreigners, are violating international law.

    NATO’s exit strategy is to claim the no-fly zone (which was never necessary in the first place) has been implemented and to allow the African Union to mediate, allowing the Libyan people to decide what to do. Colonel Gaddafy himself proposed a democratic election which NATO refused. It is obvious, then, that this is not about democracy, now, is it?

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  49. RED-CROSS IS ARMING THE REBELS TOO!

    Red Cross concerned about alleged misuse of its logo in Libya
    Geneva : Switzerland | May 09, 2011 Source: Macleans
    WHAT THE REBELS DID TO once beautiful and peaceful MISRATA:
    Tripoli Street

    The Red Cross has expressed alarm about the reported misuse of its distinctive red and white logo by fighters in Libya. The International Committee of the Red Cross says it is “concern about recent allegations of the Red Cross or Red Crescent emblem being used for military purposes.”

    (BRITISH INTELLIGENCE/MI6 removed this page)

    Libyan rebels expects arms supply by Italy:

    BEHGHAZI: 07 May 2011: According to diplomatic observer report it has said that Libyan’s rebel group reported to have claimed on Sunday that the Italian government has been agreed to supply arms and ammunitions to fight against the government of Muammar Qadhafi, but on the other side government sources of Rome reported to have said that only self defence material would be supplied to them in view of emergent basis.
    The report said that the arms supply goes ahead that would make Italy the First European country to provide weapons to unarmed and untrained rebel forces that would obviously let the fight against the Qadhafi forces since the uprising reported to had begun in the mid of February.
    The report said that Italy, France and Grate Britain reported to have sent a small number of military advisers to Benghazi to provide technical assistance and organize the scattered rebel forces.
    The report further said that US Secretary of State HilaryHilary Clinton and British Prime Minister David Cameron reported to have said they do believe that the UN resolutions categorically allow providing essential arms and ammunitions to Libyan rebels, it has said.
    ———————————————————————————————————
    Libya: Red Crescent Supply Weapons To Rebels

    Red Crescent Boxes Full of ‘Humanitarian’ Weapons/ammunition for NATO-al Qaeda Rebels.

    ___________________________________________________________________________
    Just over 100 Libyans arrived in Tripoli by ship from the eastern rebel stronghold of Benghazi early on Sunday. The ferry was operated by the International Committee of the Red Cross, which transported about 300 people in the opposite direction, to Benghazi from Tripoli, on Friday.

    Many of those arriving aboard the blue-and-white Ionis ferry on Sunday appeared to be families with small children and elderly people. While a small number of passengers waved green Libyan flags and chanted pro-Gaddafi slogans, others said they were returning simply to be reunited with loved ones in the west.

    Mohammed Saad Aziz said he was returning to Tripoli to be with family following the recent death of his mother. He called on NATO to stop its daily bombing runs to give Libyans a chance to resolve the conflict on their own.

    ‘We need to solve our problems ourselves and we do not want anyone to interfere. They (NATO) have to step aside and let us work out our problems. We will solve our own problems through dialogue,’ he said.

    Red Cross spokesman Robin Waudo said many more people displaced by the conflict would like to make the sea journey across the front lines, but have so far been prevented from doing so because officials on both sides must approve who makes the crossing.

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    Libya’s government said on Monday it had met with U.S. officials and said it welcomed discussions but only without preconditions.

    “We support any dialogue, any peace initiative as long as they don’t decide Libya’s future from without,” government spokesman Ibrahim Moussa told journalist in Tripoli.

    “We will discuss everything but do not condition your peace talks. Let the Libyans decide their future.”

    U.S. State Department official said U.S. officials gave representatives of Muammar Gaddafi a “clear and firm” message that the Libyan leader had to go.

    There was a quick encounter with an U.S. Official, only to be told there would be no discussions what-so-ever with any Gadhafi, and that Gadhafi must leave Libya. He affirmed that there will be no meetings ever again with the present Libyan government. “No more”, he said and left.
    __________________________________________

    7:00am: NATO forces destroyed a radar tower at the Tripoli International Airport in the early hours of the morning Monday because it was being used to target its planes, the alliance said.

    Libyan officials countered that the radar system was not, has not and NEVER was used for any military purposes.

  50. http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/22-07-2011/118575-oslo_tripoli_no_connection-0/
    Oslo is in Norway, Tripoli is in Libya = no connection
    22.07.2011
    Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

    Before they try to link Friday’s blast in Oslo with Libya, do not let them get away with any more lies. Do not let NATO shape public opinion with any more nonsensical manipulations of facts so as to whitewash their murderous acts of greed. Before NATO starts using Oslo to accuse Libya, please read this piece.
    As soon as I head of the bomb blast in Oslo on Friday afternoon, I said to myself: “OK now watch them link this to Libya. Watch them present the story, then slide it in beside the Libya story to create a sublime association, then after that to start asking experts questions if they thought Libya was involved, then concoct blatant lies and present them as facts”.
    I have information that such a bullshit story is already being presented in the United States of America by some spokespersons from some Centre for Strategic Intelligence Studies. For every crime, there is usually a motive and in this case, this particular piece of nonsense has a very clear motive: To galvanise smaller countries to join the fight against Libya by presenting Oslo as a Libyan initiative.
    It was not. For a start Colonel Gaddafi himself had said he would not take the war to Europe, because he would “give them time to think”, before anyone starts misquoting his defiant speech of two weeks ago.

    And before anyone starts bandying around names and accusations, there is such a thing as LIBEL and those engaging in attacks without any evidence at all will be liable for prosecution. I have already been passed the name of a man who has claimed responsibility for the attacks and he is not a Libyan. He is from the Balkans. He has links to Afghanistan and wants the Norwegians out. Unlike the guttersnipe press, I will not reveal a name I am not sure about and shall investigate it further until I have hard evidence.
    There is also chatter on the internet about the possible involvement of a French Jewish gentleman whose name I also have. His movements in the last two weeks should be easy enough to follow. However, once again, I do not engage in libel. Let us examine NATO’s recent history and check their credibility before they start the mud slinging:
    Before the illegal attack against Yugoslavia in 1999, they insinuated that the Serbian authorities were attacking ethnic Albanian civilians. There is a difference between an innocent civilian and an armed terrorist belonging to the KLA, which NATO helped launch just like NATO helped launch the Mujahedin movement in Afghanistan which morphed into the Taliban.
    Before the attack on Iraq, they lied that Baghdad was trying to obtain yellowcake uranium from “Nigeria”. Wrong country. It’s Niger and the documents were forged according to the IAEA. Then they said Saddam Hussein had Weapons of Mass Destruction. So, where are they then?
    They lied at the UNO building in New York saying they had “magnificent foreign intelligence” about Iraq’s WMD, which turned out to be a document copied and pasted from the net, ten years out of date.
    As for Lockerbie, before they start resurrecting that story, there is a wealth of evidence contrary to what was claimed regarding Libya, namely involving other countries and their intelligence agencies. And if they bring up the IRA again, why, who was NORAID funding? Google them up.
    And Google up “Libyan rebels”, call up on “You Tube Libya rebels atrocities war crimes”.
    The Libyan authorities have taken great care not to involve civilians, the civilians look to the army as freeing them from the terrorist scourge which commits atrocities in the few (and fewer and fewer) towns they hold, the terrorists themselves opened fire on civilians to blame Gaddafi. This has been documented. NATO lied about Libyan air strikes against civilians, there were none. The Russian satellites scotched that story from day 1. The western media lied about air attacks on civilians in Tripoli, when asked to show them, they couldn’t find any, not even hours after the supposed “attack” when taken to the place they said it happened.
    Now, do not let yourselves be duped by another false flag operation especially now when NATO is getting desperate and is looking to involve other smaller countries in its war. In the forthcoming days, maybe Oslo will not be alone. It sure as hell won’t be Libya involved.
    Finally, ask yourselves another question: Why at the end of 2010 were 40 top French executives spirited to Benghazi? Was it to defend civilians from being attacked? And why didn’t NATO accept Muammar al-Qathafi’s offer of a free and fair democratic election monitored by the UNO? Because they support democracy? Or terrorists to gain them oil contracts?
    Never ever believe a serial liar. Pass the word round.
    Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
    Pravda.Ru
    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/07/blast-in-oslo-blows-out-government-office-building-windows/1

    Oslo bombings
    The bombing was unusual for Norway. The country has been the target of threats over its involvement in conflicts in Afghanistan and Libya.
    [LIBYA PLAYED NO PART IN THIS!]
    But with two dead, this is thought to be the deadliest bombing in Oslo since the Second World War.
    Two suspects are in jail awaiting charges over a homegrown terror plot linked to al Qaeda. As well, last week, terror charges were filed against an Iraqi-born cleric who allegedly threatened Norwegian politicians with death if he is deported.
    The indictment alleged that Mullah Krekar — the founder of the Kurdish Islamist group Ansar al-Islam — made various threats in interviews with news media, including the U.S. network NBC.
    Norway ordered Krekar deported in 2005 after declaring him a national security threat. The decision was suspended amid worries he would face execution or torture in Iraq.
    At a news conference in June 2010, Krekar said that if he were deported to Iraq and killed, Norwegian officials would meet the same fate. He singled out former asylum policy minister Erna Solberg.
    With reports from The Associated Press

    A U.S. official said it was too soon to tell what caused the explosion or whether it was a terrorist attack. The possibility of terrorism is always a concern because of the ongoing threat from al Qaeda to launch attacks in Europe, the official said.
    Heide Bronke, a State Department spokeswoman, said Washington was monitoring the situation but did not have any word of U.S. casualties.
    “We condemn these despicable acts of violence,” Bronke said. “Our hearts are with the victims and their families, and we have reached out to the Norwegian government to express our condolences.”
    British Foreign Secretary William Hague also condemned the attacks.
    “We condemn all acts of terrorism,” he said. “The UK stands shoulder to shoulder with Norway and all our international allies in the face of such atrocities.”
    In the aftermath of tragedy, Norway, spared such attacks in the past, was left to question why they happened and who was behind them.
    CNN terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank said it was far too early to draw any conclusions on whether it was terrorism and who would carry it out. But, he said, by looking at the extent of the damage, it was plain to see the hallmarks of a major attack.
    Cruickshank said that in recent months, there had been increased “chatter” about Norway, which had been investigating militants suspected of being linked to al Qaeda.
    Norway also drew the ire of al Qaeda for publishing the controversial political cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that originally appeared in a Danish newspaper and sparked outrage in the militant Islamic community.
    The Scandinavian country also plays a part in NATO’s operation in Afghanistan, and now, in Libya. !!!! (LIBYA HAD NO PART IN ANY OF THIS.)
    Norway has been largely spared from terrorism. But last December, an attempted suicide bombing in Stockholm shocked neighboring Sweden.
    In July of last year, Norwegian authorities announced the arrests of three suspects in connection with an investigation into terrorist plots in New York and the United Kingdom.
    The three were suspected of plotting terrorist attacks and having connections to al Qaeda, the prime minister’s office said at the time.
    Stoltenberg, who has been prime minister since October 2005, heads a coalition government made up of the Labour Party, the Socialist Left Party and the Centre Party.
    CNN’s Laura Smith-Spark, Joe Sterling, Moni Basu, Chelsea Bailey, Claudia Rebaza and Cynthia Wamwayi contributed to this report.

    • Norway Terror Attacks a False Flag: More Than One Shooter on Island; Oslo Police Drilled Bomb Blasts; Was It NATO’s Revenge for Norway’s Decision to Stop Bombing Libya?
      [Traduction]
      by Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
      TARPLEY.net

      Washington DC, 24 July 2011 – The tragic terror attacks in Norway display a number of the telltale signs of a false flag provocation. It is reported that, although the world media are attempting to focus on Anders Behring Breivik as a lone assassin in the tradition of Lee Harvey Oswald, many eyewitnesses agree that a second shooter was active in the massacre at the Utøya summer youth camp outside of Oslo. It has also come to light that a special police unit had conducted drills or exercises near the opera house in downtown Oslo which involved the detonation of bombs during 2010– exactly what caused the bloodshed a few hundred meters away this Friday. Further research reveals that United States intelligence agencies had been conducting a large-scale program of recruiting retired Norwegian police officers with the alleged purpose of conducting surveillance inside the country. This program, known as SIMAS Surveillance Detection Units, provided a perfect vehicle for the penetration and subversion of the Norwegian police by NATO.

      A motive for the attack is also present: as part of its attempt to mount an independent foreign policy, including the imminent diplomatic recognition of a Palestinian state as part of a general rapprochement with the Arab world, Norway was leading the smaller NATO states in dropping out of the imperialist aggressor coalition currently bombing Libya. Norway was scheduled to stop all bombing and other sorties against the Gaddafi forces as out of August 1 at the latest.

      Finally, the CIA limited hangout operation known as Wikileaks has already furnished a prefabricated off-the-shelf case for incompetence and malfeasance against the current Norwegian government that is doing all these things – in the form of a series of real or doctored dispatches which document the alleged negligence of this government in dealing with the terrorist threat, all in the view of US State Department officials…..

    • VG of Oslo: “Several” Eyewitnesses Say there were Two Shooters on the Island
      As noted, world press and media of the Anglo-American school have immediately battened onto Breivik as an archetypal lone assassin cast in the mold of Lee Harvey Oswald, Sirhan Sirhan, and so many others. The problem for the terror mythographs is that , in most of these cases, there is credible to overwhelming evidence that these figures could not have acted alone. Among more recent loan assassins, Breivik could be compared to Major Nidal Hasan of Fort Hood, Texas, whose shooting spree dates back to November 2009. Hasan is accused of having killed seven people. At the time, it was considered remarkable that Hasan had managed to kill so many armed soldiers on the military base. But early reports suggested that there were one or two other shooters in addition to Hasan. As usually happens, these extra shooters were soon expunged from the hegemonic media narrative.1

      In the Norwegian case, the evidence that Breivik was not alone in claiming his fearful toll of victims is clear and convincing. Here are some excerpts from a report published by the Oslo newspaper VG:

      “Several of the youths who were at the Utøya the shooting drama, told VG that they are convinced that there must have been more than one perpetrator. Marius Helander Røset believes the same thing: – I am sure that there was shooting from two different places on the island at the same time, he said.

      Witnesses: – There were two people

      Police believe Anders Behring Breivik (32) is the perpetrator who was dressed as a policeman , and have charged him for two terrorist attacks. Young people interviewed by VG describe an additional perpetrator – who was not wearing a police uniform. The person was following them around was 180 centimeters tall, had thick dark hair and a Nordic appearance. He had a pistol in his right hand and a rifle on his back. – I believe that there were two people who were shooting, says Alexander Stavdal (23)….

      At the press conference Saturday morning opened the police said that there could have been several perpetrators and emphasized that there is an ongoing investigation.”2
      The presence of a second shooter is of course most inconvenient for the lone assassin theory, since it represents incontrovertible evidence of a criminal conspiracy, the very thing which the media coverage is usually anxious to avoid. In the Norwegian case, the reports of a second shooter seemed to be persistent enough 36 hours after the main event so as to hold out some hope that the entire official version can be brought down on this particular.

      Police Had Drilled Setting off Bombs in Same Area During 2010
      Another telltale critical sign of a false flag operation is the holding of drills or exercises –allegedly for counterterrorism purposes — by the police or the military at the same time as the terror attack, or shortly before the real terror attack begins. Sometimes, the terror drills or exercises are scheduled to begin slightly after the time when the actual terror attack occurs. For large-scale terror actions, which the Norway attacks were, it is not uncommon for the drills to occur well in advance – 9/11, for example, was the result of capabilities which had been built up over a period of several years, as well as of future drills stretching well into 2002. In these cases, it is often discovered that the self-styled anti-terror drill or exercise contains a simulated action or event which strongly resembles the real world terror attack, the one which actually kills people. The media will then refer to an astounding coincidence or a weird happenstance, but the reality is that the terror drill has been taken live or flipped live in the form of real killings. Once the drill has occurred, the capabilities, hardware, etc., which it has created can remain in place to be mobilized at the desired moment. The secret is that the legally sanctioned drill has been used to conduit or bootleg the actual butchery through a government bureaucracy whose resources are required to run the terror but in which there are many officials who cannot be allowed to know what is happening.

      The Norway events provide a very clear illustration of this principle. In Oslo, a powerful bomb went off in or near the building which houses the office of the Prime Minister. Exactly as we would expect, special anti-terror police had been drilling setting off bombs in a nearby part of the Norwegian capital in advance, specifically during 2010. The public had not been informed in advance, but found out what was happening when they began hearing bombs in the opera house district, less than a kilometer away from the prime minister’s office which was attacked on Friday. Here is a report from the newspaper Aftenposten:

      “Armed police were seen in the area around the opera house in Oslo, and violent explosions could be heard over large parts of the city. No one knew that this was all a matter of practice. The Information Section of the Oslo police deeply regrets that the public was not made aware of the seemingly dramatic exercise….It was the emergency squad, the national police special unit against terrorism, which was conducting a drill in the cordoned off area at Bjørvika pier. According to a press release from the police, nearly a day after the exercise, the drill consisted of training in the controlled detonation of explosive charges….The exercise will continue for the rest of Wednesday night and a few more explosions are expected….The exercise followed a familiar pattern for all anti-terror forces around the world: The men lowered themselves down from the ceiling and into through the window that had just been blown out, while they fired hand their weapons.”3

      Peter Power of Visor Consultants told BBC Radio Five in the wake of the London subway bombings of July 7, 2005 that his firm had been conducting an exercise based on explosions going off in substantially the same stations of the London underground at the same times when the real explosions had actually occurred. The Norwegian events exhibit the same kind of strange coincidence.

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      A Motive: Norway Had Decided to Stop Bombing Libya August 1
      The targets of the Norwegian terror attacks are all expressly political, including government offices and a summer youth camp of the ruling Labor Party, and thus point in the direction of politics. The government of Norway is currently a coalition composed of the Labor Party, the Socialist Left Party, and the Center Party. Norway has traditionally attempted to cultivate a pro-Arab foreign policy, as seen in its sponsorship of the Oslo peace accords between Israeli Prime Minister Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the mid-1990s. The current government has announced its intention of granting diplomatic recognition to a Palestinian state in the near future. When the destabilization of Libya began last February, the Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre of the Labor Party warned Norway’s partners in the NATO alliance against getting involved.

      But soon after this, Norway gave in to US pressure and agreed to participate in NATO’s bombing of Libya for an initial period of three months, sending six planes which have carried out an estimated 10% of all the bombing raids mounted by the Atlantic alliance. However, as the end of its three-month commitment had passed, Norway had reduced its contingent to four planes during the month of July, and had announced on June 10 that it was planning to withdraw altogether from the NATO bombing coalition no later than August 1.

      The Norwegian decision to drop out of the NATO attack coalition was associated with a similar move by the Netherlands, which was announced on that same day of June 10. The Dutch had decided to maintain their contingent of six planes, but will no longer take part in bombing attacks on ground targets. Henceforth, the Dutch are willing only to help enforce the no-fly zone through air interdiction. There was therefore the potential that Norway’s example could trigger a general tendency by the smaller NATO states to quit the bombing coalition, in which their collective presence is highly significant.

      Leading figures of the Norwegian government were among the first to undercut the supposed rationale for the NATO bombing, while urging negotiations: ‘”The solution to the problems in Libya are political, they cannot be solved by military means alone,” Norwegian Prime Minister Stoltenberg told reporters gathered for a conference in Oslo on May 13. “We are very much supporting all efforts to find a political solution to the challenges we are facing in Libya,” he added. Norway’s government …pledged to scale down its role in NATO-orchestrated air strikes on Libya after its current three-month commitment ends on June 24.4

      This was the policy of the entire Norwegian government: ‘Norway will scale down its fighter jet contribution in Libya from six to four planes and withdraw completely from the NATO-led operation by Aug. 1, the government said Friday…. Defense Minister Grete Faremo said she expects understanding from NATO allies because Norway has a small air force and cannot “maintain a large fighter jet contribution during a long time.” Norway’s air force, meanwhile says its F-16 jets have carried out about 10 percent of the NATO airstrikes in Libya since March 31. The parties in Norway’s center-left coalition government had been at odds over whether to extend the country’s participation, which was scheduled to expire June 24. The most leftist faction in the government, the Socialist Left Party, opposed an extension, but a compromise was reached to stay in the operation until Aug. 1 with fewer planes. “It is wise to end the Norwegian fighter jet contribution. Now Norway should apply its efforts to find a peaceful solution in Libya,” Socialist Left Party lawmaker Baard Vegar Solhjell said.’5

      State Department Complained of Norway’s “Lack of Commitment” to Libyan Adventure
      The Norwegian decision to stop waging war against Libya, the first of its kind by any member of the Atlantic alliance, has attracted the attention of diplomatic observers, one of whom commented that the current government in Oslo has advocated “a distinctly more peaceful approach to global policies by the Norwegian government…. [despite] recent pressure from the US on Norway to contribute more in Libya military campaign. Norway has been resisting that pressure and pushing for a more peaceful approach to the US-led NATO attacks on Libya and refused to provide weapons to NATO, finally announcing last month that Norway would quit its military role in Libya by August 1. In March, as the US was rallying unilateral support to invade Libya, Norway’s minister of foreign affairs Jonas Gahr Støre was one of the few nations to warn the US against armed intervention in Libya. Norway initially supplied six fighter jets for Libya operations and has carried out about 10% of the Libya strikes since 19 March. However, US officials singled out Norway and Denmark for their ‘lack of commitment’ to the mission to oust Gaddafi… Other Norway-Libya links include Norway’s major oil- and fertilizer-related interests in Libya: the Norwegian state-owned Statoil, which has about 30 employees at its Tripoli offices….[Norway’s] businesses have conducted major business operations in Libya, in co-operation with Qaddafi’s regime.”6

      At the present stage of the inquiry, the best estimate of a motive for the Norwegian attacks is to punish the country for its independent and pro-Arab foreign policy in general, and for its repudiation of the NATO bombing coalition arrayed against Libya in particular.Are SIMAS Surveillance Detection Units the New Gladio for Norway?
      US and NATO intelligence have been shown to possess extraordinary capabilities inside Norway, many of which may be operating outside of the control of the Norwegian government. In early November 2010, the Oslo television channel TV2 exposed the existence of an extensive network of paid assets and informants of US intelligence recruited from the ranks of retired police and other officials. The ostensible goal of this program was the surveillance of Norwegians who were taking part in demonstrations and other activities critical of the United States and its policies. One of the Norwegians recruited was the former chief of the anti-terror section of the Oslo police.7 Although the goal was supposedly merely surveillance, it is possible to imagine some other and far more sinister activities that could be carried out by such a network of retired cops, including the identification and subversion of rotten apples on the active-duty police force. Some of the capabilities of a network of this type would not be totally alien to the sort of events that have just occurred in Norway.

      The official name for the type of espionage cell which the United States was creating in Norway is Surveillance Detection Unit (SDU). The SDUs in turn operate within the framework of the Security Incident Management Analysis System (SIMAS). SIMAS is known to be used for spying and surveillance by US Embassies not just in the Nordic bloc of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden, but worldwide. The terror events also raise the question of whether SIMAS has an operational dimension. Could this apparatus represents a modern version of the Cold War stay behind networks set up in all NATO countries and best-known under the name of the Italian branch, Gladio?

      The Norwegian government needs to find out. Thus far Norwegian ministers have asserted that they never approved the SIMAS network of SDUs. “We never knew about it,” claimed Norway’s Justice Minister Knut Storberget and Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre in chorus. Hillary Clinton stated instead that the Norwegians had been informed.

      CIA’s Wikileaks Limited Hangout Has Rationale for Toppling Norway’s Government
      Thanks to document dumps by the CIA limited hangout subsidiary generally known as Wikileaks, an obvious path for using the Norwegian terror attacks as a rationale for overthrowing the current government has already been provided. Real or doctored State Department cables obligingly made available by Wikileaks portray the Norwegian government which NATO hates as a collection of bunglers and misfits, unable to take effective measures to safeguard the national security of the country.

      Some of these tables have been published in the immediate wake of the terror attacks by the London Daily Telegraph, a newspaper reputedly close to NATO intelligence circles. According to this article, while ‘talking about an attempt by the Police Security Service (PST) to track one particular suspected Al Qaeda terror cell, a cable written by the US Ambassador to Norway, Barry White, describes [how Norwegian authorities] … refused the help of the UK authorities to put surveillance on a potential suspect and adds: “Not only will they not put their own resources on him…but they also just turned down the visiting UK intel service’s offer of two twelve-person surveillance teams.” The cable goes on to say the UK and US intelligence services analyzed coded conversation between terror suspects and decided it warranted surveillance. But, says the cable, “PST instead found a way to interpret the same translated coded conversation in a rosier, less threatening light, an interpretation which makes little sense to the US or UK.”’ A catalog of even the most recent failures and fiascos of the FBI and the CIA in the so-called Global War on Terror would help to put these hypocritical judgments into proper perspective, but it would also be too voluminous to be appended here.

      Another damaging particular appears made to order for an attempt to blame the alleged bungling of the Norwegian government for the Oslo bomb attack: ‘The memo also reveals how, despite apparently having surveillance on the suspect, the PST lost track of bomb-making equipment which was being stored in an apartment after it was apparently removed without investigators’ noticing. The PST then failed to track one suspect for 14 days because the investigator assigned to him was called away on another job. The memo concludes: “The PST is in over its head…it simply cannot keep up.”’

      Another State Department memo dished up by Wikileaks, supposedly written in 2007… adds: “The official police (PST) threat evaluation…states that international terror organizations are not a direct threat against Norway. A memo written in 2008 shows how the US felt that Norway was not awake to the possibility of a potential terrorist attack. The cable reads: “We repeatedly press Norwegian authorities to take terrorism seriously. We will seek to build on this momentum to fight the still-prevalent feeling that terrorism happens elsewhere, not in peaceful Norway.” And a cable written just last year adds: “The PST still viewed Denmark as more of a target than Norway, for reasons very specific to the cartoon controversy.” 8

      The government of Norway needs to go on the offensive and establish the whole truth of what has just occurred. Otherwise, that government is likely to succumb to the internationally orchestrated campaign which the Wikileaks documents so clearly foreshadow.

      References
      1http://tarpley.net/2009/11/16/nidal-malik-hasan-of-virginia-tech-bethesda-ond-fort-hood-a-major-patsy-in-a-drill-gone-live
      2 See RIA Novosti, July 23, 2011, http://en.rian.ru/world/20110723/165350450.html; – From the VG website: “Flere av ungdommene som var på Utøya under skytedramaet forteller til VG at de er overbevist om at det må ha vært mer enn én gjerningsmann. Det mener også Marius Helander Røset.” “Jeg har overbevist om at det var to personer som skjøt, sier Aleksander Stavdal (23).” “Vedkommende var i følge dem rundt 180 centimeter høy, hadde tykt mørkt hår og så nordisk ut. Han hadde en pistol i høyrehånden og et gevær på ryggen.” http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/oslobomben/artikkel.php?artid=10080627
      3 “Politiet glemte å informere om øvelse: Anti-terrorpolitiet avfyrte sprengladninger under en øvelse midt i Oslo, to hundre meter fra Operaen, men glemte å gi beskjed til publikum,” Aftenposten, c. July 20, 2011, http://mobil.aftenposten.no/article.htm?articleId=3569108
      4 “Libya solution more political than military-Norway,” Reuters, 13 May 2011, http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/libya-solution-more-political-than-military-norway/
      5 “Norway to quit Libya operation by August,” AP, June 10, 2011, http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jun/10/norway-to-quit-libya-operation-by-august/
      6 Tragic Irony Surrounds Oslo Bombing, Phuket Word, July 23, 2011, http://www.phuketword.com/tragic-irony-surrounds-oslo-bombings
      7 Thomas Borchert, “US-Geheimdienst mit Nordfiliale: USA lassen Norweger überwachen,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, November 4, 2010.
      8 Mark Hughes, “WikiLeaks files show Norway unprepared for terror attack: Norway’s intelligence service had previously been criticized for its failure to keep track of suspected terror cells and the country was felt to be complacent about the prospect of a terror attack, secret cables from the WikiLeaks files reveal,” London Daily Telegraph, July 22, 2011. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/norway/8655964/WikiLeaks-files-show-Norway-unprepared-for-terror-attack.html

  51. MORE AND MORE LIES FROM NATO

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/khadafy_rejects_talks_as_libyan_vwpq1m3uZHec1EsIc2jkpM

    As fighting and airstrikes continued in flashpoints across the North African country, rebels said that armed and trained operatives infiltrated the capital, Tropoli, to conduct missions against loyalist targets.

    “There are small groups. They are good fighters, trained in Benghazi,” commander Fawzi Bukatif said late Thursday. “We have supplied them with weapons and grenades.”

    On Thursday, unconfirmed rumors swirled that rebels operating in Tripoli tried to assassinate senior members of the Khadafy regime earlier in the day.

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/khadafy_rejects_talks_as_libyan_vwpq1m3uZHec1EsIc2jkpM#ixzz1SrsPHu9Q

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/khadafy_rejects_talks_as_libyan_vwpq1m3uZHec1EsIc2jkpM#ixzz1SrrePbJ7

  52. Leader Qaddafi Sends Message to Russia, China
    Posted: 2011/07/23
    From: Mathaba
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627659?rss

    Libyan leader addresses United Nations so-called Security Council members
    (mathaba)

    Mathaba has learnt that the Leader of the Revolution sent a message on Friday to members of the UN Security Council who are not taking part in the aggression against Libya, notably Russia and China, regarding the NATO European terrorists targeting of the pipe factory of the great man made river in the city of Brega, where pipes are manufactured to compensate for damaged pipes of the river, the only source of drinking waters and irrigation for the people of Libya.

    The Libyan symbolic leader informed members of the Security Council in his message that the alliance decided to carry out mass murder against the Libyan people by targeting their only drinking water source, where billions were invested and without it life stops in Libya. He wondered what’s the relation between this factory and the protection of civilians that NATO claims it is carrying out?

    The African leader said that the alliance is claiming to be protecting civilians in Libya by bombs, starvation and the hindering of life in general. He said that therefore civilians in Libya are in dire need for protection against the (NATO terrorist) alliance and he urged members of the (so-called UN security) council to bear international and moral responsibility as members of the Council, and to stop the NATO aggression against Libya which exceeded all descriptions.

    The world is watching China and Russia, which both failed to prevent the abuse of the so-called international laws by the white racist former colonial powers of Britain, France, other European neo-colonialists and the imperialist USA. — mathaba #
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

  53. NATO BRINGS CORRUPTION INTO BENGAZI

    A little while back I mentioned about the corruption tagging along with the “new” I/TNC. Prostitution and brothels and bars were illegal under the JAMAHIRIYA. Since the Bengazi regime set up headquarters, booze was brought-in, drugs and sex-clubs. Porn is distributed to their rag-tag army too. They got a taste “of the West” and they want more of the filthe and corruption the West promises them! That and the £ 1000 per day as long as they can fight!
    TOTALLY EVIL!
    A Millions Supporting Al Gaddafi (WRITES):
    “Congestion among the population of the city of Benghazi after the discovery of the use of resort Nowruz as the headquarters for drug abuse and prostitution allocated to foreigners,especially Qataris and Emiratis, under heavy guard, which provided them with the transition, said one resident,it was believed that the headquarters is used serves as a military operations, especially as the security it was extremely tight.”
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    http://libyasos.blogspot.com/2011/07/liby-great-man-made-river-reason-for.html

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  54. Libya: NATO war crimes – Taking action
    25.07.2011

    Unarmed civiliansI hereby present evidence of NATO war crimes in Libya against international legally binding agreements, presenting the facts and allegations open for investigation by the competent bodies; in the name of humanity I request those with powers to take this one stage further, confirming that Humankind has reached an acceptable level of civilization.

    I allege that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has once again breached international law and has committed war crimes in Libya. The international community has the duty to take this matter seriously, investigate the allegations and begin legal proceedings to bring those accused before due legal process and justice.

    I hereby present a report of several instances of war crimes and breach of international law by NATO in the current conflict in Libya in 2011.

    1. Article 3 of the Statute of The Hague International Penal Court states clearly that one criterion for indictment for war crimes is:

    “Attack or bombardment, by whatever means, against undefended cities, towns, villages, buildings or houses”.

    NATO’s continuous use of civilian targets for military purposes, a scenario which this military organization wantonly and callously calls “collateral damage”, fits this clause exactly and would be the cornerstone of a case accusing this organisation of being guilty of war crimes;

    2. Another clause of the same Article 3 could also be used:

    “Massive destruction of cities, towns or villages or destruction not justified by military necessity”.

    The attack on Libya’s water supply network on Friday July 22 and the attack on the factory making pipes for the supply system on Saturday July 23 in al-Brega were not covered under “military necessity” in which case, under Article 3, this was an act of wanton destruction of civilian structures with military hardware. This renders NATO liable for trial by its own court, the ICC at The Hague;

    3. UNSC Resolution 2131 (XX) of 21 December 1965, containing the Declaration on the Inadmissibility of Intervention in the Domestic Affairs of States was backed up by Resolutions 31/91 of 14 December 1976, 32/153 of 19 December 1977, 33/74 of 15 December 1978, 34/101 of 14 December 1979 and 35/159 of 12 December 1980 on non-interference in the internal affairs of States;

    NATO is hereby accused of taking sides in a civil war inside Libya, moreover there are indications that this is a civil war started by NATO member states:

    3.1 There is evidence that armed groups fighting inside Libya include the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) which according to the British Government: “The LIFG seeks to replace the current Libyan regime with a hard-line Islamic state. The group is also part of the wider global Islamist extremist movement, as inspired by Al Qa’ida. The group has mounted several operations inside Libya, including a 1996 attempt to assassinate Mu’ammar Qadhafi” and for which reason is on the Home Office list of proscribed terrorist groups (1);

    Why then is NATO supporting this terrorist group and others in an internal conflict?

    4. Under the UN Charter, Chapter VI, Article 33, member states must “seek a solution by negotiation, enquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement, resort to regional agencies or arrangements, or other peaceful means of their own choice”.

    Did NATO do this in the case of Libya? No, it used a false flag event, namely the massacre of civilians by “rebel” forces (the allegations must be investigated) (2) (3);

    5. Under the UN Charter, Chapter VII, Article 46: “Plans for the application of armed force shall be made by the Security Council with the assistance of the Military Staff Committee”. Such committee was never convened.

    This is a violation of the UN Charter rendering Resolutions 1970 and 1973 (2011) void, as indeed rendered also the reaction from NATO after the above-mentioned false flag events;

    6. Chapter VII, Article 51 refers to the right of States to defend themselves against armed insurgency:

    “Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security. Measures taken by Members in the exercise of this right of self-defence shall be immediately reported to the Security Council and shall not in any way affect the authority and responsibility of the Security Council under the present Charter to take at any time such action as it deems necessary in order to maintain or restore international peace and security”

    in which case NATO had no reason to attack the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya;

    7. NATO’s remit in Libya comes under 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 – in the recent battle of Al-Brega, hundreds of French and British troops are alleged to have been caught (pending investigation);

    8. Without any formal declaration of war, NATO’s strikes against civilian structures come outside any possible conditions imposed by rules of engagement, in which case the armed attack against a civilian residence occasioning the murder of Muammar al-Qathafi’s son Saif al-Arab al-Qathafi and three of his grandchildren would occasion a case for prosecution; furthermore other strikes against structures where Muammar al-Qathafi was alleged to have been would constitute cases for prosecution for attempted murder;

    9. Violation of the Geneva Conventions by NATO: Under the Geneva Convention IV, Article 3 (a): “To this end the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever with respect to the above-mentioned persons: (a) violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds:”

    Armed attacks with military hardware against civilian structures occasioning murder, grievous bodily harm of actual bodily harm render NATO liable under this clause.

    10. The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) prohibits the use of chemical weapons. Therefore it is imperative to investigate the allegations that NATO used phosphorous in the battle of al-Brega between July 17 and July 24 2011.

    For these ten (10) cases of violation or possible violation of international law, I hereby request that the competent authorities, upholders of international law perform their duty in investigating these allegations through due legal process and bring to a court of justice the perpetrators of these crimes;

    For which I also call upon the UNO and the Member States party to its Charter to end the current conflict in Libya immediately as of July 24 2011 and for the proper institutions for crisis management to be used, as it was intended in the UN Charter.

    In the name of Humankind, I subscribe,

    Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

    Pravda.Ru

    (1) http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/counter-terrorism/proscribed-terror-groups/proscribed-groups?view=Binary

  55. Opinion » Columnists

    NATO mistakes Muammar Gaddafi for the gutless wonders they are
    http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/21-07-2011/118560-NATO_mistakes_Muammar_Gaddafi-0/

    21.07.2011
    Part of the massive mainstream media campaign of lies and disinformation is the attempt to declare that Muammar Gaddafi is going to agree to go off somewhere into exile, which couldn’t be further from the truth.

    It is the slimy, amoral, soulless, gutless wonders of NATO trying to project their own personal cowardice onto a man whom, frankly they are not fit to lick the dust off of the bottom of his shoe.

    Evil people like those of NATO are always incapable of seeing the personal qualities of others, those that they themselves never possessed. It takes a certain kind of person to murder a child, to destroy a way of life, to irradiate an environment for upwards of 4 billion years with depleted uranium. To insanely conduct well over ten thousand bombing missions like a crazed lunatic on an overdose of amphetamines.

    The last idiot corporate media rant goes as follows:

    “…according to the Sunday Times, European officials have cooked up a plan to banish him to Malabo. It’s a question of Equatorial Guinea making him a serious offer, a source told the paper. We think that he might accept it.”

    The most ridiculous thing I ever heard, at least since the Venezuela story. Naturally, Colonel Gaddafi categorically rejects any such plan.

    0
    SharePrint version Font Size Send to friendThe international community also needs to be put on notice as to its responsibilities towards UN Resolutions 1970 and 1973. The main thrust of action for those resolutions was for the protection of civilian life in Libya. This must not be forgotten.

    Given the following statistics, action against NATO is called for.

    From March 19th until July 8th, 1,108 Libyans were killed by the attacks of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and 4,537 were injured, of whom 717 were seriously injured, reports the Ministry of Health in Libya and reported by TeleSUR special envoy on the North African country, Rolando Segura, through their social network account on Twitter.

    The resolution authorises “all necessary measures” (that is military action) to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack. Repeating, “all necessary measures.”

    Therefore, the international community is put on notice that since deaths, injuries and destruction to civilian infratruture are being caused by NATO, countries should begin to implement plans to provide the government of Libya with all means of air defense weapons, as well as other weapons designed for self defense, in order to prevent further NATO attacks.

    This has translated from a short war of conquest to a war of desperation. NATO has not and will not achieve its objective of conquest. NATO is now a wounded beast, dangerous because it is dying and striking out, just for the sake of striking out and killing and destroying whatever it can without regard to international law.

    They murdered the son and young grandchildren of Muammar Gaddafi, as well as the family of one of Libya’s heroes, that included children.

    “I never knew garbage could fly.”

    “Yes, indeed, look at those NATO nazi planes.”

    The world needs to do more than seethe with contempt and hatred for NATO and its murderous blitzkrieg.

    It is immoral for any country to stand idly by and not provide Libya with all means of self defense in the most expeditious manner possible. Get those S-300s rolling! If your country fails to act, then you are equally responsible for the murder of civilians in Libya.

    Colonialism is dead. NATO has lost the war. There will be no regime change, but free and fair elections, including giving the people of Libya the choice to continue with the current government. Their wishes are the priority.

    Now is the time for healing and restoration. Libya will defend itself until a ceasefire is declared, with no preconditions of surrender by the people of Libya to the Hitlerite nazis of NATO.

    This war must end like the last big war, with the utter defeat of fascism and the hanging of war criminals. Wash your necks, Obama, Sarkozy and Cameron. However, you may also choose the gunshot to the mouth in the bunker scene as well. Especially you, Monsieur Sarkozy.

     

    Lisa Karpova

    Pravda.Ru

  56. Abide Bebe 24 juillet 21:25

    Greetings to all my fellow human beings, revolutionary, freedom fighters, believers in One God that is Allah (s.w.t) or any other name you may call him.
    In Libya, let’s not forget He is acting by our side and let us praise him every chance we got for He has planned everything OUR VICTORY or demise because He is sovereign and evrything comes as He wishes.
    In Libya, we are witnessing the power of faternity, of solidarity, of love and friendship.
    To all our friends around the world, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, Inch’Allah, we will win. So let’s stay together and support each other.
    This is a page for information but also for support and emotional shelter…It is so refreshing to see that we are not alone in the world to believe this is a nonsensical “war” vowed to failure by Allah’s Will.
    Thank you to the administrators who created this page and who allow us by Allah’s grace to know what is going on, on the field…Believe me a lot of people have no clue of what is really happening on the ground, my mom who is back home in Africa is always asking me worried if We Are Winning and Thanks to you and above all Thanks to Allah (s.w.t), I can tell her what is happening on the ground and give hope to those of us back home who believe the JUST still has his place in this world.
    Let us stay strong, there is nothing that has not been planned by Allah (s.w.t.), let’s strive and do our part because we all have a role to play in this major event.
    Allah (s.w.t.) guides us all and protects us from the hands of the evil…
    VIVA LIBYA, VIVA AL GADDAFI, VIVA AFRICA, MAY ALLAH PRESERVE US TO SEE THE DAY OF VICTORY…

  57. Dunagan says:
    July 25, 2011 at 3:15 am
    NATO has a dark side that is a secret terrorist organisation. Operation Gladio. Some times they kill their own people — to blame on their enemies the communist, but now they are like the communist, when they support the cause of the commie-rat-banker. They are an abomination to free-enterprise and are are not funny. History tells us that bankers are the cause of communism, so control by bankers can not be a good thing. The bankers have brought the threat of communism to Libya by trying to destroy it’s systems of social credit — to loot that cultural inheritance for themselves. A Jack-ass corporate monopoly is just another form of communist dictatorship.

    Dunagan says:
    July 25, 2011 at 3:45 am
    Why do they banker love communism so much. Why did they steal the gold reserves of America to finance communism in Russia. Why did the British Empire install communism in China. Is communism like a concubine bankers turn too if they are board of their wife. Century 21 is communism. The CFR is communism. The UN is communism. Why is the banker-cartel trying to install communism in the USA. Or is Satanism the target. Maybe they just like to scare people and get off on being fiendish little devil like lepricons or trolls. Some of these globalist seem to have very strange f’k up mentalities. And their secret societies are also just a bunch lame ass horse-shit. Who care about their jack-ass demons or dead sorcerer ancestors — why don’t they move into the modern age. Do they think they are sneaky or funny somehow. When can the come to terms with their own psychopathy and abandon their jack-ass system of ancient dark farty farts.

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