OPEN LETTER TO ALL GOOD AND PEACE-FARING PEOPLES

Have you ever read Gadhafi’s GREEN BOOK or VISION.??? Until you have, I would say, all you know about Moammar Gadhafi is HEARSAY!

How Gaddafi Helped Bring An End to the Humiliation of Apartheid

 
Quote from Jean-Paul Pougala, a Cameroonian writer. Translated from the French by Sputnik Kilambi. Courtesy of Pambazuka News. Edited by Henry Gombya. Courtesy of Pambazuka News
Lest we forget: When former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher refused to allow sanctions against then apartheid South Africa and used to call Nelson Mandela a terrorist, Moammar Gaddafi was embracing him and funding his fight against apartheid by training ANC fighters, arming them and paying for their education abroad. No wonder this photo shows how President Mandela appreciated what Col Gaddafi had done for South Africa.
For most Africans, Gaddafi is a generous man, a humanist, known for his unselfish support for the struggle against the racist regime in South Africa. If he had been an egotist, he wouldn’t have risked the wrath of the West to help the ANC both militarily and financially in the fight against apartheid. This was why Mandela, soon after his release from 27 years in jail, decided to break the UN embargo and travel to Libya on 23 October 1997. For five long years, no plane could touch down in Libya because of the embargo. One needed to take a plane to the Tunisian city of Jerba and continue by road for five hours to reach Ben Gardane, cross the border and continue on a desert road for three hours before reaching Tripoli. The other solution was to go through Malta, and take a night ferry on ill-maintained boats to the Libyan coast. A hellish journey for a whole people, simply to punish one man.Mandela didn’t mince his words when the former US president Bill Clinton said the visit was an ‘unwelcome’ one – ‘No country can claim to be the policeman of the world and no state can dictate to another what it should do’. He added – ‘Those that yesterday were friends of our enemies have the gall today to tell me not to visit my brother Gaddafi, they are advising us to be ungrateful and forget our friends of the past.’Indeed, the West still considered the South African racists to be their brothers who needed to be protected. That’s why the members of the ANC, including Nelson Mandela, were considered to be dangerous terrorists. It was only on 2 July 2008, that the US Congress finally voted a law to remove the name of Nelson Mandela and his ANC comrades from their black list, not because they realised how stupid that list was but because they wanted to mark Mandela’s 90th birthday. If the West was truly sorry for its past support for Mandela’s enemies and really sincere when they name streets and places after him, how can they continue to wage war against someone who helped Mandela and his people to be victorious, Gaddafi?
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Gaddafi and Mandela: Brother Leaders

Posted: 2011/07/18
From: Mathaba http://networkedblogs.com/kyxxp
    

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African Freedom Fighters: Nelson Mandela of South Africa and Colonel Muammar Qaddafi of Libya

 

by Quoriana 

Today, July 18, 2011, is Nelson Mandela’s 93th birthday; Happy Birthday Mr Mandela!

When the West refused to allow sanctions against Apartheid in South Africa and used to call Nelson Mandela a terrorist, Gaddafi was embracing him and funding his fight against Apartheid by training ANC fighters, arming them and paying for their education abroad.
Nelson Mandela always has been very reserved to call anyone “friend”, but repeatedly stated Gaddafi is his close friend:

Tripoli, May 18, 1990 (mathaba) ~ Nelson Mandela: “No country can claim to be the policeman of the world and no state can dictate to another what it should do. Those that yesterday were friends of our enemies have the gall today to tell me not to visit my brother Gaddafi. They are advising us to be ungrateful and forget our friends of the past.”

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October 23, 1997 ~ Victory over destruction; Gaddafi and Mandela in front of Gaddafi’s house which was attacked by the US in April 1986.

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June 13, 1999 ~ Gaddafi shakes hands with Mandela on his first foreign trip since sanctions against Libya were suspended. Mandela: “We look forward with joy and anticipation to the full re413-entry of Libya into the affairs of our continent and the world.”

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Never walked alone: “Gaddafi helped us at a time when those who say we should not come to Libya were helping the enemy.” ~ Nelson Mandela

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There’s the West ~ don’t trust them!”

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Appearances matter – and remember to smile.” ~ Nelson Mandela.

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I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.” ~ Nelson Mandela.

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As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Nelson Mandela.

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PEACE!

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he [Qaddafi] wishes to follow the example of the Prophet who fought with such determination

against oppression and inequality in society that Bilal, the Black slave, became equal

with his master Umayyah. He sees his own mission and the task of the Libyan

revolution as having the same motivations and goal for modern Muslim society.

 

Coalition of Crusaders Join with al Qaeda

to Oust Qaddafi and Roll Back Libyan Revolution

By Gerald A. Perreira

A coalition of Crusaders, as Qaddafi described them, including the US, Britain, France, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Spain and Canada, have begun an all out military assault against Libya. Using what Libya claims is an invalid and illegal UN resolution as a pretext, the coalition is pounding the Libyan defense forces with a military might that has not been seen since the Gulf war.

The real and illegal goal of what has been called Operation “Odyssey Dawn” is “regime change.” A replay of the nightmarish Gulf war scenario, the plan is clear: to disable Libya’s defense ability, and to arm and strengthen the reactionary conglomerate of rebel forces in Benghazi, in the hope that this rag tag bunch will roll back, once and for all, the Libyan revolution.

This is not the first imperialist attempt to lynch Qaddafi and bring Libya to its knees. In 1986, the US falsely accused Libya of the bombing of a discotheque in Berlin and Reagan attempted to assassinate Qaddafi, by bombing the Bab al-Azizia compound in Tripoli where he was housed, killing Qaddafi’s daughter and over one hundred Libyans. Next, Libya was falsely accused of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing as an excuse for initiating sanctions, in order to economically cripple the revolution.

Not the first time Britain and al Qaeda have collaborated on Libya

In 1996, British intelligence employed the services of an al Qaeda cell inside Libya, paying them a huge fee to assassinate Muammar Qaddafi. A grenade was lobbed at Qaddafi as he walked among a crowd in his hometown, Sirte. He was saved by one of his bodyguards, who threw herself on the grenade.

Former MI5 operative David Shayler revealed that while he was working on the Libya desk in the mid 90s, British secret service personnel were collaborating with the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, which is connected to one of Osama bin Laden’s trusted lieutenants.

Muammar Qaddafi and the Libyan revolutionary forces were the first to issue an arrest warrant for Osama bin Laden. They have spent years trying to warn the world about the very serious threat posed by these Islamic deviants. According to Shayler, western intelligence turned a deaf ear to Libya’s warnings because they were actually working with the al Qaeda group inside Libya, to bring down Qaddafi and the Libyan revolution.

 

Anas al Libi was a member of the Libyan al-Qaeda cell. He remains on the US government’s most wanted list, with a reward of $25 million for his capture, and is wanted for his involvement in the African embassy bombings. al Libi was with bin Laden in Sudan before the al Qaeda leader returned to Afghanistan in 1996.

Surprisingly, or not so surprisingly, despite being a high-level al Qaeda operative, al Libi was given political asylum in Britain and lived in Manchester until May of 2000.

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)

The claims by Qaddafi and the Libyan revolutionary forces that the rebels in Benghazi are inspired by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and the serious threat this poses, not only to Libya but to the entire region, are once again falling on deaf ears, just as David Shayler said they did back in the mid 90s. Why? Because once again, British intelligence forces, among others, are clearly in collaboration with the rebels in Benghazi—those referred to all over Libya as the “bearded ones,” who have close ties to al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

The evidence for this is overwhelming. As revealed by Shayler, the British have a long standing relationship with the al Qaeda affiliated Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, based inside Libya. The British also have an historical relationship with the Wahhabi/Salafi brand of Islam, espoused today by Ikhwan al Muslimeen (Mulsim Brotherhood) and their offshoots, including al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

A Battle with a Long History

In 1744, an alliance was formed between the founder of Wahhabism, Muhammad ibn Abdal-Wahhab and the ruthless tribal leader, Muhammad ibn Saud, whose descendants rule Saudi Arabia up to today. This reactionary brand of Islam was the perfect theological foundation for the colonial creation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Wahhabism remains the official Islamic tendency in Saudi Arabia up till today. In 1915, the British entered into a treaty with the murderous House of Saud, protecting their lands and supplying them with weaponry, as part of the colonial project to establish the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. At the same time, the British did everything they could to help the Wahhabist doctrine to flourish, recognizing it as the perfect ideological tool to further their imperialist objectives. Some scholars have argued that the British actually helped to create Wahhabism.

 

Imagine, today, the British are calling on the descendants of Muhammad ibn Saud, the current Saudi regime, and their present day army of Wahhabis in the form of al Qaeda, to join in a medieval crusade to crush a bastion of revolutionary Islam, which is present day Libya. And the contradictions verify this. We have to wonder why a Saudi government official can say on BBC that “to allow the people to choose their own government is a very bad thing,” and why, with all the Western outcry about women’s rights in the Muslim world, the Saudi regime, which does not even allow women to vote or drive motorcars, is never questioned. Instead they are the ones that the Americans, British, and French are calling on to join them in the destruction of Libya which has liberated women and struggled to bring real democracy to its people.

As early as the mid 19th century, Wahhabi fundamentalism was imported into Benghazi by the reactionary and feudal Senussi fraternity. The influence of this tendency has been passed on from generation to generation, and Benghazi has been the center for those who have consistently opposed the liberatory Islam articulated by Qaddafi and implemented by the Libyan revolution.

The Muslims of Benghazi, who embrace the same ideology as al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, and have done for the last hundred years or more, have been reinvigorated in the last few years by AQIM’s presence on Libya’s borders. There is a renewed interest in the possibility of achieving the stated goal of AQIM, which is the establishment of an Wahhabi Islamic Emirate in the Maghreb, stretching over the entire North African region. When we understand the history of this region, we realize why the imperialists have not gone out of their way to find Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri and how and why these reactionary forces and doctrines are actually encouraged by western powers.

To understand Qaddafi’s current claims about al Qaeda in the Maghreb, we have to understand both the history of this current battle and also the present day chapter: how al Qaeda affiliated organizations operate in the region in 2011. There is a deliberate attempt to misguide the uninformed with the suggestion that Qaddafi is throwing up a simplistic image of Osama bin Laden directing the rebellion in Benghazi from a cave somewhere, as a scare tactic. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Qaddafi is well aware of the reactionary aims of Wahhabism and understands only too well their modus operandi in the region. Being affiliated to al Qaeda does not mean that each cell refers to an al Qaeda central command. Rather, al Qaeda is a Wahhabi/Salafi ideological movement and it has reinvigorated Salafi movements and cells worldwide. The term Salafi simply refers to a contemporary strain of Wahhabism. 

If there remains any skepticism regarding Qaddafi’s claims, let us turn to the Washington based think tank, the Council on Foreign Relations, which gives us a description of AQIM’s operations in the region.

On their official website they state:

Terrorist activity in North Africa has been reinvigorated in the last few years by a local Algerian Islamist group turned pan-Maghreb jihadi organization: al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). A Sunni group that previously called itself the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC), the organization has taken responsibility for a number of terrorist attacks in the region, declared its intention to attack Western targets, and sent a squad of jihadis to Iraq. Experts believe these actions suggest widening ambitions within the group’s leadership, now pursuing a more global, sophisticated, and better-financed direction. Long categorized as part of a strictly domestic insurgency against Algeria’s military government, AQIM claims to be the local franchise operation for al Qaeda, a worrying development for a region that has been relatively peaceful since the bloody Algerian civil war of the 1990s drew to a close. European officials are taking AQIM’s international threats seriously and are worried about the growing number of Europe-based cells.

The Struggle Continues

This current battle in Benghazi is not new in Libya. For many years, the revolutionary forces have been struggling to keep this feudal, reactionary brand of Islam in check. 

On February 24th, 2011, at the very outset of the Benghazi rebellion, al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb posted the following statement on the al Qaeda affiliated al Fajr website:

We declare our support for the legitimate demands of the Libyan revolution. We assert to our people in Libya that we are with you and will not let you down, God willing. We will give everything we have to support you, with God’s grace.

A few days after this statement was issued by AQIM, al Libi  resurfaced. The same al Libi exposed by David Shayler as an al Qaeda operative working inside Libya back in the 90s. Now a top al Qaeda commander based in Afghanistan, he urged his countrymen to overthrow Muammar Qaddafi’s regime and establish Islamic rule. Al Libi, a pseudonym that means ‘the Libyan’ in Arabic, said in a video, produced by As-Sahab, the media wing of al Qaeda, that “it would bring shame to the Libyan people if the strongman (Qaddafi) were allowed to die a peaceful death.” 

Al Qaeda and Drugs in the Maghreb

Libya’s revolutionary forces have also made continual references to the fact that there are drug problems in the region and that many of the young people are affected. Once again, this claim was scoffed at by Western media and analysts, who are ill informed about what is actually taking place on the ground.

As recently as November 2010, Moroccan police detained 34 people with ties to al Qaeda in the Islamic Mahgreb, attempting to move 1,300 pounds of cocaine through the country.

Moroccan Interior Minister, Taieb Cherquaoui said “We are dealing with an apparent coordination and collaboration between drug traffickers and terrorists linked to al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.”

He added that the leader of AQIM’s drug ring was detained in Mali, and he stated that the international drug peddling ring involved local Moroccan drug traffickers, who were collaborating with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, as well as cartels in Latin America.

Until recently, Moroccan authorities have been able to keep the actions of al Qaeda inside Morocco at bay. The drug activity, however, has now revealed the extremist organization’s growing network, and the interior minister expressed “the urgent need for the Sahel countries to collaborate to secure their territories and to fight the group’s expansion.”

 

Tragically, the “coalition of crusaders” has seen fit to pound Qaddafi’s defense installations, thereby preventing Libya from being able to challenge AQIM’s expansion into their sovereign territory.

In a further development on this front, the Wahhabi spiritual leader of Ikhwan al Muslimeen, Egyptian cleric, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, issued a fatwa stating that any Libyan soldier who can shoot dead embattled leader Muammar Qaddafi should do so “to rid Libya of him.”

Qaradawi is a neo-feudalist, who has defended the practice of female genital mutilation, called for the death penalty to be applied to those who leave Islam and advocates separate systems of law for different classes of citizens. Such are the views of those who are opposing Muammar Qaddafi. 

In a letter to Barak al Hussein Obama and in a separate letter to Sarkozy, Cameron and Ban ki-Moon hours before the coalition launched its first military strikes, Qaddafi stated clearly that the destabilization of Libya’s eastern cities was being inspired and assisted by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, and he invited member states of the coalition to come to Libya and confirm this reality for themselves. 

Of course, just as the war in Iraq was not about establishing the truth regarding weapons of mass destruction, this war against Libya was not about discovering the truth of events on the ground or verifying Qaddafi’s claims. When we understand the historical and present day facts, we realize that the crusader coalition is well aware of exactly who they are fighting and who they are supporting. In fact, that is why they were in such a hurry to act—to prevent any international fact finding mission which would verify Qaddafi’s claims for the world to see.

In the letter to Obama, Qaddafi asked him if al Qaeda was occupying American cities what Obama would do so that he (Qaddafi) could follow his lead. All to no avail, because Qaddafi has been demonised to the point of being inhuman and therefore not requiring even the courtesy of a response. Named by US media as the Castro of the Middle East there is only one aim—remove him by any means necessary.

Why?

In contrast to the Wahhabis and the neo-colonial regimes in the region, Qaddafi is a revolutionary leader who has consistently opposed western hegemony in the Arab and African World. Libya’s revolution has, for the past three decades, assisted liberation movements all over the world struggling against neo-colonialism and imperialism.

Libya’s oil resources are of course a factor. We know for sure that control of oil resources is a top priority for the US and Europe. But even more worrying for the imperialists is Qaddafi’s call for a United States of Africa—with one government, one army, and one currency.

Not surprisingly, the actions taken against Qaddafi and Libya are in stark contrast to western inaction with regard to events on the ground in other countries in the region such as Yemen, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia, where protesters are being shot in the streets. In the case of Bahrain, protesters are being brutally suppressed with the assistance of invading Saudi ground forces and in Saudi Arabia itself, the regime has told its people that “anyone who raises a finger against the Saudi monarchy will have their finger cut off!.”

The so-called international community can barely name their long time partner in crime, Saudi Arabia, in their pronouncements, such is their support for this most undemocratic of regimes. In fact, far from condemning the actions of these governments, the Crusading coalition is frantically trying to get some of these same Arab countries to actively join the military operation against Libya so that this whole thing does not look like another US and European led aggression.

Are we going to hear impassioned pleas regarding the aspirations of the people of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia? Are the US, Britain and France going to launch attacks on Yemen and Bahrain to assist the uprisings there to achieve regime change. I don’t think so.

Arab League legitimizes Crusade

The Arab League endorsed this imperialist attack on Libyan soil despite the nightmare of Iraq, where the number of civilian deaths has now reached one and a half million. It is an honor for Qaddafi to have no support among this league of bloated imperialist surrogates. At a recent meeting, he told them, prophetically it now seems, that they should be ashamed of themselves, having sat by and watched the US hang the entire leadership of the Iraqi Arab Ba’ath regime. It should be noted that although there were serious ideological and political differences between Qaddafi and Saddam Hussein, Libya took a principled position regarding hostile external aggression against Iraq. A few days ago, the National Leadership of the Arab Ba’ath Socialist Party issued a statement expressing solidarity with the revolutionary forces of Libya.

The Arab League has been consistently embarrassed by Qaddafi’s outspoken criticism of their double standards and hypocrisy with regard to Palestine, Iraq, and a host of other issues, they are terrified by Qaddafi’s revolutionary Islam, and are contemptuous of Black Africa and Qaddafi’s attempts to bring about African-Arab unity.

Recently, when Qaddafi urged Libyans to intermarry with Africans, following the example of Prophet Muhammad himself, who encouraged intermarriage between races, Libyan and Arab contempt for Black Africans re-surfaced. Extremely few fair skinned Arabs would sanction the marriage of their daughters to a Black African. Rarely do fair skinned Libyans marry Black Libyans. Their disdain for Black people runs deep.

In fact, across other Arab countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and the Gulf States, the horror stories emerging regarding the mistreatment of African domestic servants is reminiscent of the kind of treatment meted out to Black people during the days of chattel slavery. So a project for the development and unification of all of Africa, uniting, on equal terms, the “Arab” north with Black Africa, is not close to the hearts of many fair skinned Arabs. Qaddafi is an exception to the rule.

 

In his book Islam and the Third Universal Theory: The Religious Thought of Muammar Qaddafi, the respected Muslim scholar, Mahmoud Ayoub, states that:

he [Qaddafi] wishes to follow the example of the Prophet who fought with such determination against oppression and inequality in society that Bilal, the Black slave, became equal with his master Umayyah. He sees his own mission and the task of the Libyan revolution as having the same motivations and goal for modern Muslim society. The basic aim of the Green Book is to present in general and contemporary terms the ideals of justice and equality which Qaddafi sees in the Qur’an and the life of the Prophet and his community.

And what of Libya’s African neighbors?

“A Million Man March”

Already an estimated 16,000 African freedom fighters (not mercenaries as the BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera would have us believe) have poured into Libya from the Congo, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Niger, Chad, Mauritania, Southern Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso to fight to the death for the Libyan revolution and Brother Muammar Al Qaddafi.

According to an official in northern Mali, hundreds of young Tuaregs from Mali and Niger are also among the African fighters, “We’re very worried,” said Assalat Ag Abdou Salam, president of the Regional Assembly of Kidal, “These young people are moving in droves to Libya. It’s very dangerous for us because whether Qaddafi wins or falls the impact will be felt in our region.”

We are witnessing a Pan-African unity on the ground that we have never seen before. Who is this man and this revolution that has the moral authority and power to draw an army of Africans from every corner of the continent?

One Tripoli resident answered with the following statement: “Qaddafi is our Che Guevara, and for Libyans and many people around the world, he is a symbol of freedom and democracy.”

He explained that the West does not understand Libya and the age old tribal and religious battles that are being waged, and pointed out, that even if Qaddafi was to leave Libya, these armed gangs and tribes would fight till judgment day. He added that it is Qaddafi who has tried for the last 40 years to overcome these age old conflicts and the backwardness that accompanies them, and build real democracy, through a system of people’s congresses and popular committees.

He finished by saying that “the West does not know this man but that they would surely come to know who he is now.”

The Pan-Africanism we are finally witnessing is not the ivory tower academic brand, which has been viewed as relatively harmless and ineffective by the imperialists, but a grassroots Pan-Africanism—bottom up—which has given birth to the continent’s first Pan-African army, willing to lay down their lives for a revolution and a leader that they love and to whom they owe a great deal.

Many of these fighters and liberation movements have received education, military training and assistance from Libya when they were battling imperialist backed despotic regimes in their own countries, and now they are determined to defend the man and country who stood by them in their darkest hour. This attack on Libya has serious repercussions for the entire African continent.

The Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania (South Africa) travelled to Libya to meet with Qaddafi face to face and express their support and solidarity. They issued a statement expressing “their support to Qaddafi, who had been crucial to the PAC during the days of apartheid in South Africa.”

“We have a long cooperation with Qaddafi himself and Libya. Our cadres were trained in Libya by Qaddafi and a friend is a friend no matter what,” said the party’s spokesman,

Mzwanele Nyhontso

Qaddafi has been a friend to all oppressed peoples throughout the world. There is hardly a liberation movement that has not been helped in some way by Qaddafi and Libya over the past three decades. He is our friend and brother and let’s hope everyone is clear on who our enemies are.

The Emperor is naked—what’s new?

Of course, imperialist maneuvers and crusades similar to this current one have been on going for centuries. In more recent times, from Vietnam to Iraq, we have seen the same scenario played out based on a litany of lies. So what is different this time around?

Certainly not the lying part—they are still weaving their usual web of lies. The African freedom fighter Kwame Ture, who had close ties with the Libyan revolution, warned us that “the imperialists don’t just lie sometimes, they lie all the time.”

What is different is that things are changing for the imperialists as the world plunges deeper and deeper into chaos, and their ability to influence affairs worldwide is diminishing rapidly. In the midst of rebellions all over the Arab world, what is clear is that fewer and fewer people give a damn what the US and Europe thinks. So they saw fit to take desperate measures in an attempt to regain some political hegemony and limit the demise of their strategic influence in the region.

Even as Mussa Kussa, the Libyan Foreign Minister, announced a cease fire and the Libyan authorities determination to accept the UN resolution and utilize it in a positive way, the French and British were in a frenzy, trying to get international support for military strikes against the Libyan forces. We have witnessed their war mongering before, however, they were quite literally foaming at the bit this time.

Such a frenzy can only be understood against a backdrop of their dwindling ability to dominate. Even in the economic sphere, their power is decreasing, as China, India and Brazil emerge as vital new trading partners in Africa and South America. In the words of Kwame Nkrumah, “Neo-colonialism is not a sign of imperialism’s strength, but rather of its last hideous gasp”.

In 2011, the imperialists have brought the world to the brink of disaster. At an economic summit, at the outset of the current ongoing global capitalist crisis, former president of Brazil, Lula da Silva, publicly told the gathering that “the credit crunch was the fault of white, blue-eyed people.”

As the capitalist crisis worsens, and the world plunges deeper and deeper into chaos, the imperialists will become more and more desperate in their attempts to regain their influence and direct events worldwide as they are used to doing. Events which they are increasingly incapable of comprehending—not only because of the speed at which these events are occurring, but also because of the complexity of the events and the paradigm shifts taking place, that are, quite simply, far outside their western imagination.

Furthermore, they have lost all credibility as the Iraq and Afghanistan debacles continue. The Emperor is naked, and the hypocrisy of the Empire has become so transparent, that even the least informed observers are finally realizing that something is horribly wrong.

A Last Hideous Gasp?

Imperialism is experiencing its “last hideous gasp” and it is imperative for progressive and revolutionary movements worldwide to seize this moment and to oppose this current assault with all of our collective strength. Those who still struggle to see the wood from the trees remain enablers of the continued enslavement of our people. As Pan-Africanists we need to come together as never before to defend this brother and the Libyan Al Fateh revolution.

Sadly, the African Union has become another impotent international body with a neo-colonial mindset, due to the fact that unfortunately, a number of member states are still imperialist facilitators. The Pan-Africanist scholar, Chinweizu, calls these facilitators of imperialism “leaders in Africa,” because, as he points out, they are not “African leaders.”

Despite this, the African Union, under the guidance of progressive members, have managed to take a principled stand on Libya. In a statement issued by the AU Peace and Security Council, headed by Zimbabwe, they unanimously opposed any foreign military intervention and recognised the unity and territorial sovereignty of the North African State of Libya. The statement went on to call for “an urgent African action for the immediate cessation of all hostilities.”

How good and how pleasant it would be, before God and man . . .

Muammar Qaddafi has a vision for Africa—a United States of Africa—with one government, one army, and one currency. Of course, if this were to happen, it would shift the balance of power globally. The well documented fact is that if Africa stopped the flow of all African resources and raw materials to the western nations for just one week—the United States and Europe would grind to a halt—they are that dependent on Africa and are therefore determined to maintain their ability to control events on the continent.

Control over Africa’s affairs has always been a priority for the imperialist project. As Minister Louis Farrakhan pointed out many years ago at a conference in Libya, “Europe and the US cannot go forward into the new century without unfettered access to the vast natural resources of Africa” and he added that “Qaddafi is one who stands in their way.”

If they cannot maintain control, then at least they must try to maintain Africa’s divisions, thereby ensuring it is always in a position of weakness. African unity and true independence is something white supremacy, in all of its manifestations—capitalism, imperialism and neo-colonialism—will oppose with all its might.

When Sarkozy the clown, to quote Saif Qaddafi, made his ridiculous pronouncement recognizing the rag tag conglomerate of reactionaries in Benghazi as the sole legitimate representative of the Libyan people, and Hillarity rushed to meet with the “Libyan opposition,” the sinister imperialist plot began to unfold. Their mission was certainly not to “protect innocent civilians.” They had from the outset, very clearly chosen a side and now, as they bombard the Libyan revolutionary forces we know without any doubt, whose side they are on.

Their plot further unraveled, when a Dutch helicopter, carrying Dutch marines on some kind of sabotage/espionage mission was captured right inside Libyan territory. The Dutch government finally acknowledged that its warship, the Tromp, was offshore in the sea off Sirte and the captured helicopter had lifted-off from there.

 

If the rebellion in Benghazi was, as the media has reported, “a spontaneous rebellion, like others in the region,” then the Dutch were surprisingly well prepared. Actually, it would have been impossible for them to arrive so swiftly at the scene, and so they had to have had prior knowledge of what was taking place. It is now crystal clear that this rebellion in Benghazi was an orchestrated attempt, supported by foreign sources, to use the events taking place across North Africa as a cover for the overthrow of the Libyan revolution.

And then there was William Hague’s brazen landing of the British SAS personnel inside Libyan territory to make contact with the al Qaeda inspired rebels. Of course it is no surprise that the British and al Qaeda are on the same side—as noted above they have been collaborating to destroy Libya for a very long time. Reactionaries inevitably end up dovetailing, and a partnership with the imperialists is after all where al Qaeda had its beginnings: as a US instrument in the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan. George Bush Senior had close ties with the Taliban, and Ronald Reagan poured millions of dollars into assisting the Jihadists in Afghanistan, the forerunners of al Qaeda, which means “the base,” and refers to a data base of Mujahideen from numerous countries, compiled with the help of the CIA.

Many Battlefronts

In addition to the battle between “true religion and false religion” to paraphrase the Muslim revolutionary thinker, Ali Shariati, there is another major battlefront in Libya.

 

It is the battle between Black Africans and those fair skinned “Arab settlers,” who embrace a “separatist” stance, refusing to acknowledge their African heritage, and who want little to do with the Pan-African project although they are on the African continent. As noted above, these “Arabs” look upon black people with utter contempt and disdain. They definitely do not share Qaddafi’s vision of a united Africa and resent the resources of Libya being used to assist projects towards this end throughout the continent.

It has been well documented that the Libyan rebels are committing crimes against humanity. There have been “African hunts” in rebel held territory. Black workers, students and refugees have been detained, raped and executed—some of them were led into the desert and stabbed to death. Even Black Libyans have been targeted, and many of them have been abducted by armed rebels and are being held in secret locations. These are the forces that the imperialists are racing to support. There has been a deafening silence from the so-called international community and western media regarding these well documented “African Hunts” and the massacre of Black Africans by the rebels.

From Washington, France and London, they continue their attempts to demonise Muammar Qaddafi with their lies. But the truth is that he is a revolutionary and a freedom fighter, who has assisted almost every struggle for liberation over the past three decades, and worked tirelessly, day and night, to facilitate African advancement and unification. At the same time, the revolution he has led, has taken Libya from the status of being the poorest country in the world to a country that has attained the highest standard of living in Africa. The “weapons of mass deception” assembled by the Crusaders can never succeed in portraying him as a ruthless dictator—an enemy of humanity? Let us heed the warning of the great revolutionary, Al Hajj Malik Al Shabazz, better known as Malcolm X:

The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power because they control the minds of the masses.

As I write this article, Qaddafi is addressing the world. He is defiant, preparing Libyans for a long war and assuring the crusaders that they will never get their hands on Libya and its resources. Meanwhile, the coalition of Crusaders and their Arab enablers are starting to show some signs of strain.

I am reminded of Qaddafi’s words in 1986, when Reagan bombed his residence, “They may hit us with long range missiles and aircrafts—this is expected, but they will never stay. This land is too hot for their feet.”

Gerald A. Perreira has lived in Libya for many years. He served in the Green March, an international battalion for the defense of the Libyan revolution and was an executive member of the World Mathaba based in Tripoli. He can be contacted at mojadi94@gmail.com.

This article previously appeared in Global Breaking News

Source: BlackAgendaReport

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Putin likens UN Libya resolution to crusade call 

 

In September 2004, U.S. President George W. Bush formally ended a U.S. trade embargo as a result of Gadhafi’s scrapping of his arms program in 2003. In 2004, the international embargo and sanctions that had been imposed on Libya for more than a decade were lifted by the UN Security Council when Muammar Gadaffi announced that Libya would give up its [ficticous] nuclear weapons. Further, out-of compassion, not guilt Gadhafi agreed to compensate the families of the victims of the Lockerbie bombing and the attack on the TWA flight that occurred in the late 1980s (even though it has since been proven that no Libyan was ever involved with [what was really] the unfortunate CIA-drug cartel-running incident). This remarkably loving gesture on behalf of a totally innocent Gadhafi, was viewed as a commitment for Libya to rejoin “the international community”. In the sprit of “reconciliation”, Mike Obrien arranged for Prime Minister Tony Blair to fly into Tripoli, declaring that Libya was now an ally in the fight against “global terrorism”. Under arrangement with Mike Obrien, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, left, flew to Libya in 2004 to hold talks with Gadhafi inside a Bedouin tent. Here, Blair and and Gadhafi stroll to a separate tent in Tripoli for lunch during a break in their talks.

Gadhafi has no official government function and is known as the “Brotherly Leader and Guide of the Revolution.” The system of rule created by Gadhafi — the “Jamahiriya,” or “rule by masses” — is highly decentralized, run by “popular committees” in a complicated hierarchy that effectively means there is no real center of decision-making . In 1977, Gadhafi gave all his “power” over to the “People’s Authority” of Libya. & is no longer the Libyan “head-of-state”. Why must the Gadhafi family leave? His daughter, Dr. Aicha Gadhafi is a brilliant LAWYER.

“My father, alone among the Arab leaders, wanted to give to women, 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….”

One of his sons was a top soccer star, all his other sons are remarkable political-theoreticians. Gaddafi’s son watched Zapad-2009 military exercise in Belarus (Photo)Khamis Gaddafi is a commander of a reinforced brigade of the Libyan army. Mutassim is the national security adviser

Saadi Kaddafi (à dr.) et son frère Mootassem, en Italie, en 2005

Gadhafi and his wife Safiya  wave to the crowd upon their arrival in Dakar, Senegal, for a three-day official visit on Dec. 3, 1985.

Gadhafi has eight biological children, six by Safiya.. He is deeply committed to certain principles and to his means of achieving them. That does not make him irrational or impervious to pressure. Two of his own children were injured, and an adopted daughter, Stephanie [Hana], was killed in the American Bombing of Libya in 1986. Gadhafi has never even thought about “revenge”!

Pierre Salinger in 1999 (six years before his death), wrote an “Introduction” to a book of al-Gadhafi’s fictional and contemplative essays:

Photo of SalingerThe original, splendid Book-Jacket reads:

The following, was Salinger’s splendid assassment of Moammar al-Gadhafi and the then “new” Libyan JAMAHIRIYA:

For the rest of the introduction, please click a miniature (below) to magnify and see the texts. They are in order (1-20). 

There is more going-on than meets the eye! 

Gadhafi is the founder of the Libyan Great Jamahiriya. He made Libya what it is. Before him, it was a sand pile with WWII scap iron and no future. A wondrous work indeed…and one that cannot be brushed off lightly—or as you say, if Gadhafi is side tracked, then there is no Jamahiriya—and that would be an enormous tragedy. The whole system is his ingenious creation. Gadhafi, like Pasquale Paoli for Corsicans, will live forever. He lives in the hearts and minds of millions. To know him, is to love him; and to be eternally grateful for having this “man”!…and he has yet still so much to offer us and give!

NOW, Since when has the “Christian” West sided with the Al-Qaeda publicly (‘though everyone knows that al-Qaeda was a CIA creation to fight the Russian wars in Afghanastan) ?

Gadhafi is taking the total Fall  (again) for this Western false flag. Seems like nothing is new, and history is repeteing itself from 1986 once more.

This time, it is for LIBYA’s strategic location [albeit  al-Gadhafi refused American pleas from Obama to have Libyan lands for AFRICOM bases in North Africa—as the Americans already have bases to “rule” from throughout the entire globe—except for North Africa —since Gadhafi threw-out the Americans, British and Italians when he accomplished his 1969 BLOODLESS coup],  and economic resources (as the Great SAHARA Waterway Pipeline is completed), and virgin-pure oil. Obviously, it is for these interests alone—far from anything “humanitarian” (as Obama expressed) that the Western Nations have contemplated this war in Libya. (They are extremely fearful of African economic independence and growth. They dread the immergence of an AFRICAN-DINAR; as it would spell ruin to the investments of the IMF.)  OBAMA planed on the assets of the IMF and the WORLD BANK ORGANIZATION to “rebuild” Africa into a new western democracy (as he said in his public address to the American Nation); and then have Africa indebted unto the West forever!…So much for his evil and sinister plan. Meanwhile, to implement his so much beloved NEW WORLD ORDER (as he so addressed the U.N. in his speech), Obama, as U.S.A. President (EXECUTIVE),  has ensurped all the powers of the Congress and the Judiciary Branches (under the pretense of  the Patriotic Act for Homeland Security in these times of perpetual world wars [under the provisions of Marshall Law] wherein the U.S. Constitution & The Bill of Rights attached to it, are “null and void”. Under his new “World War Act” ,  he now excersizes his dictatorial “POWERS” throughout the world at any time; and he can (anywhere)  arrest or assassinate anyone he seems fit to, without trial or question. His “TSA-feelers” have already overtaken all “Commercial” air-flights throughout the entire planet….and the “Elite’s” NAZI plan to start “the culling” has long begun….

 They did not learn a lesson from IRAQ! The West has already frozen and accessed all of  The JAMAHIRIYA’s humanitarian FUNDS for African Developement that were placed in Western bank-holdings. They thought that this is how to get out of government financial bankruptcy at the expense of the African peoples!  Sarkozy & the U.S. are leading the insanity for blood & revenge! and the U.K. has invested interests at spoil with B.P Petroleam if al-Gadhafi got his way with the Jamahiriya’s  People’s Congresses for Libya’s oil assets to be nationalised for distribution of revenues to the Libyan people’s themselves instead of  foreign entrepeneurs. The European nations already lost millions upon millions of revenue they once  received by their sponsorship of telecommunications, when Gadhafi  himself paid the bulk of  monies needed for a Pan-African Communications Satellite System in orbit and its facilities as based in northern Libya, now servicing all of Africa per pennies instead of being robbed by the Western Nations of millions in rental-fees.

 Open-up “The Green Book” On page One, you will understand why Gadhafi is not, and cannot be a “dictator” as the West and Al-Qaeda are portraying him.

To Islamic extremists, Gadafi & Ahmadinejad and those like them, are INFIDELS! al-Gadafi rejects Sharia Law (as a faulty interpretation of the Quaran), shaves [Shaving the beard, to extreme Islamists, is infidel disobedience  ], wants women educated,

 Gadhafi waves after delivering a speech during a meeting with 700 women from the business, political and cultural spheres on June 12, 2009, in Rome. The Libyan strongman drew cheers and jeers when he criticized Islam’s treatment of women

and uses women in security positions:

Libyan women bodyguards provide security

Libya has an open-press, people -controlled JAMAHIRIYA STATE  tv/radio system.

al-Gadhafi himself respects nature, admires art, western-civilisation-music (loves van Beethoven!), and  is an inspired political theoretician who relies on NO ONE to write his speeches. He also possesses 

a sound understanding of all scriptures (not just the Quaran), and is considered by many to be a MUJJIDAD or INMAN. He does not believe in capital punsihment and seeks no revenge for ills against himself or the people of the Jamahiriya! When he gave all power to the Libyan people themselves in 1977, he kept his promise of non-interference into the final decisions of the People’s Congresses. By 14 MARCH 1984, the Jamahiriya was completely in place; and each year there is now celebrated within LIBYA  that wonderous and UNIQUE event.

&, al- Gadhafi has been blessed with a talented family!

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CONCERNNING THE PRESENT CONFLICT:

A “peace-protest movement” does not rely on weapons . 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 the Congressional Meeting Halls, 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. (see what terror the “OPPOSITION” are inflicting!)

The “bombing” airplanes were the Libyan Air-forces; but their target was NOT initially people, BUT RATHER THE LIBYAN GOVERNMENT’s [their own] AMMUNITION AND ARMS DEPOTS; in-order that “the Opposition” (who does have al-Quada 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 The al-Quada. (So much for “peaceful crowds”!) 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” w/al-Qaeda & outside forces, started militarily training THEIR “RECRUITS”. Those so-called “crowds” now have enough rockets, balistic missiles, anti-aircraft weapons AND enough ammunition and ground-power (TANKS) to wipe-out humanity! “The Opposition” is putting guns to the heads of young black Libyans. 

You can now go Online to  READ “THE GREEN-BOOK” & “MY VISION” ! You will be inspired politically and economically by Gadhafi’s “THIRD WAY” which is NEITHER COMMUNISM or CAPITALISM. It really is a great solution if only people would listen and READ!!!

——————————————————————————————- Moammar Gadhafi was the creator of  THE AFRICAN UNION—————————————–

Gold, Oil, Africa and Why the West Wants Gadhafi Dead

Posted: 2011/06/12
From: Mathaba
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Muammar Gadhafi’s decision to pursue gold standard and reject dollars for oil payments may have sealed his fate
 
(FinalCall.com) – The war raging in Libya  since February is getting progressively worse as NATO forces engage in regime change and worse, an objective to kill Muammar Gadhafi to eradicate his vision of a United Africa with a single currency backed by gold.

Observers say implementing that vision would change the world power equation and threaten Western hegemony. In response, the United States and its NATO partners have determined “Gadhafi must go,” and assumed the role of judge, jury and executioner.

“If they kill Brother Gadhafi, I submit to you that American interests in Africa will come under severe strain,” warned the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on WPFW-FM’s “Spectrum Today” program with Askia Muhammad.

“That man has invested in Africa more than any other leader in the recent history of Africa’s coming into political independence,” he continued. The Muslim leader said America needs access to the mineral resources in Africa to be a viable power in the 21st century.

Minister Farrakhan further pointed out in the April 1 radio interview that the current plot to kill Col. Gadhafi comes at a time of great distress and decline for America. The fall of the dollar is a manifest loss of America’s prestige and influence among the nations of the earth and an indicator of her end.

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Graphic: MGN Online

“How’s America’s wealth today? How is she doing financially? What is the deficit? Some say it’s about $56 trillion counting Social Security and Medicare. That’s a big number. She’s printing money, but there’s nothing backing it,” said Min. Farrakhan.In the book, “The Fall of America,” the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad wrote, “One of the greatest powers of America washer dollar. The loss of such power will bring any nation to weakness, for this is the media of exchange between nations.”

“The English pound and the American dollar have been the power and beckoning light of these two great powers. But when the world went off the gold and silver standard, the financial doom of England and America was sealed,” he explained. Mr. Muhammad said further that “the Fall of America is now visible and understandable.

“Long has Allah (God) been gradually removing the power of the great and mighty America while few have noticed it. This has been done by degrees, and they do not perceive it.”

Mr. Muhammad warned America’s fall serves as a sign of fate for her European counterparts.

Analysts say introducing the gold dinar as the new medium of exchange would destroy dependence on the U.S. dollar, the French franc and the British pound and threaten the Western world. It would “finally swing the global economic pendulum” that would break Western domination over Africa and other developing economies.

Attacking Col. Gadhafi can be understood in the context of America and Europe fighting for their survival, which an independent Africa jeopardizes.

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“Gadhafi’s creation of the African Investment Bank in Sirte (Libya) and the African Monetary Fund to be based in Cameroon will supplant the IMF and undermine Western economic hegemony in Africa.”
—Gerald Pereira, an executive board member of the former Tripoli-based World Mathaba


“Gadhafi’s creation of the African Investment Bank in Sirte (Libya) and the African Monetary Fund to be based in Cameroon will supplant the IMF and undermine Western economic hegemony in Africa,” said Gerald Pereira, an executive board member of the former Tripoli-based World Mathaba.

The moves are also bad for France because when the African Monetary Fund and the African Central Bank in Nigeria starts printing gold-backed currency, it would “ring the death knell” for the CFA franc through which Paris was able to maintain its neocolonial grip on 14 former African colonies for the last 50 years.

“It is easy to understand the French wrath against Gaddafi,” said Prof. Jean-Paul Pougala of the Geneva School of Diplomacy.

“The idea, according to Gaddafi, was that African and Muslim nations would join together to create this new currency and would use it to purchase oil and other resources in exclusion of the dollar and other currencies,” said political analyst Anthony Wile in an editorial for The Daily Bell online.

According to the International Monetary Fund, Libya’s Central Bank is 100 percent state-owned and estimates that the bank has nearly 144 tons of gold in its vaults. If Col. Gadhafi changed the purchasing terms of his oil and other Libyan commodities sold on the world market and only accepted gold as payment; a policy like that wouldn’t be welcomed by the power elites who control the world’s central banks.

“That would certainly be something that would cause his immediate dismissal,” said Mr.Wile.

Furthermore, pricing oil in something other than the dollar would undercut the pedestal of U.S.. power in the world. Although in trouble, the dollar is the reserve currency based on a deal made with Saudi Arabia in 1971 in which the Saudis, as the world’s largest oil producer, agreed to accept only dollars for oil, Mr. Wile observed.The Libyan affair has sparked a divide in the world community with the African Union and nations like Venezuela, China and Cuba—and until recently Russia—on one side as voices of reason, caution and respect for international law and honoring the UN mandate which set the parameters for engagement in Libya.

On the other side are war hawkish America, France, Britain and Italy pursuing regime change and actively trying to assassinate Col. Gadhafi, though they deny that aim.

“Why all of a sudden, this rush to destroy Gadhafi?” asked Min. Farrakhan during his March 31 press conference on America’s Middle East and Libya policy. “I know why you are angry with him; because he never agreed with your policies when it came to sucking the resources of Third World peoples, and putting in place dictators that would be amenable to America’s policies.”

Other analysts concur that the control of Africa is front and center as the prize in the scramble to kill Col. Gadhafi and preserve Western domination on the world stage, making the African Union critical at this time.

The AU stood with Libya since NATO forces began their missile bombardment. The AU has also accused Western nations of marginalizing an African solution to an “African problem.”

The AU criticized NATO for bombing Tripoli, targeting Gadhafi family compounds and violating the stated UN mandate to uphold a no fly-zone and protect civilians.

AU negotiations to end the conflict were brokered by South African President Jacob Zuma, which the Libyan government accepted, but were discarded by the rebels who set preconditions—in conjunction with NATO—that demanded Col. Gadhafi’s removal.

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Graphic: MGN Online

The AU is the framework the Libyan leader was using to establish African self determination and economic self-sufficiency. Col. Gadhafi financed the restructuring of the former Organization of African Unity—formed by African leaders Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Sekou Toure of Guinea, Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt and others—into the AU and revived the concept of a United States of Africa with one continental army and a single currency backed by gold.However critics of U.S. foreign policy objectives in Africa say efforts toward the continent becoming a unified bloc have been consistently weakened for fear that Africa will leverage more equity and control in the arena of global economics.

But the plan for an independent African currency backed by gold appears to be the real reason behind the frenzied attack on Col. Gadhafi.

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“The US, the other G-8 countries, the World Bank, IMF, BIS (Bank for International Settlements), and multinational corporations do not look kindly on leaders who threaten their dominance over world currency markets.”
—John Perkins, author of “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”


Whenever a government and leader arose that desired to use the resources of that nation for its people, America—through the CIA—would plan insurrections, coups, terrorist activities and even assassination of good leaders, observed Min. Farrakhan.

Despite the ire of Western foes, Muammar Gadhafi gained the clout to lead creation of a single currency because of strong oil profits versus a small population.

“The US, the other G-8 countries, the World Bank, IMF, BIS (Bank for International Settlements), and multinational corporations do not look kindly on leaders who threaten their dominance over world currency markets,” wrote John Perkins, author of “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,” on Johnperkins.com. It is redolent of Saddam Hussein advocating similar policies shortly before the U.S. invaded Iraq, he said.

“Gadhafi knew how to play the West at their own game. He dared to wield real economic power in the name of Africa and anyone who dares to do so will feel the full wrath of Empire,” remarked. Perrier.

With the hopes of breaking Col. Gadhafi, foreign governments froze nearly $70 billion of Libyan assets belonging to the Libyan Investment Authority, the 13th largest international investment fund in the world. Although designed to hurt Col. Gadhafi, it injures Africa, because Libya assists with development projects throughout Africa.

An example of such projects was installing independent satellite communications across Africa, cutting off an expensive dependency on Europe for the same services. Col. Gadhafi infused $300 million into the project after the IMF, America and Europe broke repeated promises of finance.

In the 1990s forty-five African governments started RASCOM—Regional African Satellite Communication Organization—so Africa would have its own satellite and control communication costs on the continent.

Before RASCOM, costs for telephone calls to and from Africa were the highest worldwide and the continent was burdened with an annual $500 million fee paid to Europe for satellite usage. African satellites cost a onetime payment of $400 million and no annual fee—a move for self determination led by Col. Gadhafi that agitated Europe.

The rebels and collaborators

Since the beginning of the hostilities, the 69-year-old Gadhafi has consistently called for ceasefires and a political solution only to be rebuffed and have NATO missiles aimed at him and his family. However, with the stakes so high, what kind of Libya will emerge if Col. Gadhafi is killed?

“It will not be the rebels and the transitional council who will take power in Libya—it will be the imperialist powers who take over and the implications for Libya will be a complete re-colonization,” said Mr. Pereira.

Some nations officially recognized the NTC as the new legitimate government; however the NTC will face severe challenges as a government post Gadhafi. The NTC and other rebel groups lack cohesive unity, strengthening possibilities for ongoing civil strife.

Furthermore, the insurgency has become a nightmare wrought with hard financial and military questions. Xinhua News-English reported the group is cash poor and has difficulty raising money; while the only commodity available to them is oil, which still belongs the Gadhafi government and is embroiled in UN sanctions.

“I don’t have any resources. Not a single dinar came in to the treasury,” lamented NTC oil and finance head Ali Tarhouni during a May 29 press conference. “We only exported one shipment (of oil) and got $150 million for that. So far we’ve spent $408 million on fuel. It’s not a good number.”

The Benghazi-based rebels include remnants of the monarchy deposed by the 1969 Al-Fateh revolution. Several times over the years, the royalists attempted assassination of Col. Gadhafi and destabilization of the revolution, but lacked military ability and popular support.

On May 24, U.S. assistant secretary of state Jeffery Feltman announced the NTC will establish an office in Washington at the invitation of President Barrack Obama. Comparable arrangements exist with France and Britain.

For now, after several months of military intervention, betrayal by former comrades of the revolution and continued assassination attempts by NATO, Muammar Gadhafi is still standing. For the imperialists however, his elimination means the future of their power in Africa.

“Make no mistake, if NATO succeeds in Libya it will be a massive setback for the entire continent,” said Mr. Pereira.

138 thoughts on “OPEN LETTER TO ALL GOOD AND PEACE-FARING PEOPLES

  1. Libya financed SARKOZY’s last French-presidential-election. In return, Sarkozy promised to HELP LIBYA: Instead, he recognised “The Opposition” in February; and froze/stole all liquid Libyan assets in French banks!

  2. REBELS REJECT DIALOGUE WITH LIBYAN GOVERNMENT:
    Libyan Rebels Say Gadhafi Camp Offered Talks
    Tuesday, 08 March 2011 9:21 AM
    By Voice of America
    Libyan rebels fighting to topple Moammar Gadhafi’s government say a representative of the Libyan leader offered to hold talks with rebel leadership, but the offer was rejected.
    A rebel spokesman said Tuesday that an offer had been made, but said the rebels will not negotiate with Gadhafi. Representatives of Gadhafi have not commented on such a proposal.
    On Monday, members of the rebel-led governing council in Benghazi rejected an appeal for dialogue by former Libyan Prime Minister Jadallah al-Talhi. They said no peace talks are possible unless Gadhafi steps down. In the appeal aired on state television, Talhi, who served as Libya’s ambassador to the United Nations in 2008, asked the rebels to give negotiations a chance in order to resolve the crisis and help stop the bloodshed.
    Read more: Libyan Rebels Say Gadhafi Camp Offered Talks
    In another development Monday, former Libyan Prime Minister Jadallah al-Talhi appeared on state television and invited Benghazi-based opposition leaders to engage in a

    “national dialogue.”

    Mr. Talhi, who served as Libya’s ambassador to the United Nations in 2008, asked the rebels to give negotiations a chance to, in his words,

    “resolve this crisis, to help stop the bloodshed, and not [allow] foreigners to capture our country again.”

    Members of the rebel-led governing council in Benghazi rejected the invitation, saying no peace talks are possible unless Mr. Gadhafi steps down.

    The Wall Street Journal reported that Mr. Talhi’s appeal is part of an effort by reform-minded government officials to push a plan calling for Mr. Gadhafi to cede power to a council of technocrats who could shepherd a transition to democratic reforms.
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    “The West” just does not understand how Libya works! It is not a “representative” republic. The people themselves run the nation. There is not just one “elected” head of state, or persons representing groups!. Libya is a totally different concept. Little groups of citizenry form meeting committes to voice their ideas, and they then see the end results.
    There are not representative “heads” of state! BUT No one is going to understand this, unless they know and read the “GREEN-BOOK” ! Governments & peoples outside of Libya are so stubborn; the West and media refuse to read or comprehend what here, in the above video, Saif is saying….! He is not mad and insane. The system of Libya IS DIFFERENT, do not you all already now understand that? It is not the tyranny of a dictator and his family “Ruling over the poor populace”! Gadhafi does not run the country! His family are not heirs to a dictatorship!!

  3. later THURSDAY NIGHT, 17 MARZO 2011, CNN said they received a call from Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, who said that the Moammar Gadhafi had changed his tactics for humanitarian reasons and no longer intended to enter Benghazi, for the immediate future; but rather, to take up positions around the city . “We are in our country and our people. And we are not afraid,” responded a son of Muammar Gaddafi, Seif al-Islam.
    Libya has closed its airspace to all traffic until further notice, since Friday, the European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol, said. The European agency for air traffic control (Eurocontrol) has banned civilian flights to Libya.
    In Tripoli, Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa said Libya had decided to halt all military operations in the country to protect civilians and comply with the United Nations resolution passed overnight.
    “(Libya) takes great interest in protecting civilians,” he said, adding that the country would also protect all foreigners and foreign assets in Libya.
    Eurocontrol said it had received information from Malta that Tripoli air traffic control had put out a notice saying it was not accepting any aircraft into Libyan airspace “until further notice.”
    Also Friday, The New York Times said four of its journalists who were reported missing while covering the Libyan conflict had been found. The Times reported on its website that the four were captured by forces loyal to Gadhafi and would be released Friday.
    The Times said Al-Islam, Gadhafi’s son, gave the information to Christiane Amanpour in an ABC News interview.
    Libya has asked Turkey, Malta and China to send observers to oversee the cease-fire.
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke of “encouraging news”. China, like Russia, Germany, Brazil and India abstained during the vote Thursday to the UN, said she was “opposed to the use of military force.” Berlin warned against “risks” of an intervention and Moscow has ruled out any involvement.

  4. Libyan official: Attacks resulted in ‘tremendous casualties’ : USA murders more civilians than Gadhafi could ever have in 20 lifetimes. USA fires 110 missiles at targets in Libya .
    Libyan TV claimed that earlier airstrikes by French jet fighters had hit civilian areas in Tripoli, but the report couldn’t be independently confirmed, The… Associated Press reported. The news agency also reported ambulances were rushing to “civilian casualties” in Tripoli, Reuters reported.
    “Our determination is total,” Sarkozy leader said. Libyan officials called Saturday’s coalition missile strikes “barbaric aggression” that directly contradicted a previously announced cease-fire by the African country’s government. NBC’s Richard Engel reports. The so-called aircraft that was initially shot down starting the barage of missile attack, proved, unexpectedly to be a rebel-controlled-stolen aircraft: the warplane was shot down over the city of Bengazi. [It was later revealed that the jet was one of those captured by the rebels.]

    After seeing the destruction the USA has imposed in these few hours, I want nothing to do with the United States!. Yes, I live under French rule; but this is Corsica, and we never totally accepted French domination as a “department” or “protectorate” of France. Somehow, may Our Lord be observing this; and help end the massacre. I AM REALLY CRYING! (It recalls how I felt when, after the Towers fell in NYC, BUSH covered the skies [with bombs and rockets] over Afghanastan….poor people, I felt had nothing to do with the tragedy in NYC; and Yet, this is even now worse!)

  5. Gadhafi vows to defend against ‘colonial, crusader’ aggression
    “there also is a dark history to eastern Libya, which is the home of the Islamic Libyan Fighting Group, an anti-Gaddafi organization officially designated by the State Department as a terrorist organization.” found in the article entitled: “Anti-American Extremists Among Libyan Rebels U.S. Has Vowed To Protect ”
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

    Gadhafi declared the attacks “an assault against a sovereign state, an assault against Libya” and claimed the Mediterranean had been turned into a “real battlefield”.
    “It is now necessary to open the stores and arm all the masses with all types of weapons to defend the independence, unity and honor of Libya,” Gadhafi said.

    “We call on the peoples and citizens of the Arab and Islamic nations, Latin America, Asia and Africa to stand by the heroic Libyan people to confront this aggression, which will only increase the Libyan people’s strength, firmness and unity.”
    He also said the Mediterranean and North Africa were now a battleground, and that the interests of countries in the region would be in danger from now on.

    Libyan state television said the “crusader enemy” bombarded civilian areas of Tripoli and fuel storage tanks that supplied Misrata.

    The commencement of the allied military campaign came on the eight-year anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq. On March 19, 2003, President George W. Bush addressed the nation at 10:16 p.m. from the Oval Office, telling Americans that coalition forces “have begun striking selected targets of military importance to undermine Saddam Hussein’s ability to wage war.”

  6. Revenge, firearms and force are never a solution….

    Breaking News reports on Twitter that Libya’s government has requested an urgent meeting of the U.N. Security Council.
    The Telegraph reports that one of Libya’s seniormost officials claimed in a recent interview that Gaddafi has no power and the ceasefire is credible:
    Khaled Kaim, the country’s deputy foreign minister, tried to argue that the Libyan leader has been no more than a symbolic figurehead for the last 35 years.In an interview with Radio 4’s Today programme on Saturday, he also insisted that there was a “real, credible and solid” ceasefire even though reports were coming through as he spoke of heavy fighting in the rebel-held city of Benghazi.
    ‎112 more USA missiles have flooded Libya!
    “Col. Gadhafi has made this happen,” British Prime Minister David Cameron told reporters. Cameron later appeared on television to say that British forces were in action over and in Libya.
    So, there are British ground troops now in Libya…as was tried unsuccessfully two weeks ago!

  7. Gadhafi’s LatAm allies criticize military strikes

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    CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez condemned military strikes against Libya on Saturday, accusing the United States and its European allies of attacking the country to seize its oil. Chavez’s ally and mentor Fidel Castro raised similar concerns in a column written before the first strikes, while Bolivian President Evo Morales also accused world powers of intervening with an eye to the North African country’s oil.

    Chavez, who has long-standing ties to Moammar Gadhafi, has urged mediation and called it “disgusting” that the U.S., France and other countries are taking military action.
    “More death, more war. They are the masters of war,” Chavez said. “What irresponsibility. And behind that is the hand of the United States and its European allies.”
    “They want to seize Libya’s oil. The lives of Libya’s people don’t matter to them at all,” Chavez said. “It is deplorable that once again the warmongering policy of the Yankee empire and its allies is being imposed, and it is deplorable that the United Nations lends itself to supporting war, infringing on its fundamental principles instead of urgently forming a commission to go to Libya.”
    “We know what’s going to happen: bombs, bombs, war, more suffering for the people, more death,” Chavez said in a televised speech in Caracas.

  8. Today 2:19 AM U.K. Launching Air Strikes
    CNN confirms that the British air force is now launching air strikes against Libya.
    US advises against sending journalists to Libya
    19 March 2011 08:30 PM EST |
    WASHINGTON — The State Department has released an advisory recommending against news media organizations sending journalists into Libya at this time.
    Apparently, the U.S. does not want the truth to be known.
    Even as the allied intervention began, a group of foreign journalists were bused on a rare visit inside Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s compound — a labyrinth of concrete barracks, fortified walls and barbed wire designed to deter potential military coups.
    There, hundreds of supporters offered themselves up as human shields, cheering to newly minted dance songs about their adoration for their leader. “House by house, ally by ally,” the catchiest song went, quoting a Qaddafi speech. “Disinfect the germs from each house and each room.”
    Excerpts of Gadhafi’s letters to world leaders

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    Excerpts of letters Moammar Gadhafi sent to President Barack Obama and others involved in the international coalition supporting the uprising against him:
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    Letter to Obama:
    To our son, the honorable Barack Hussein Obama,
    As I have said before, even if, God forbid, there were a war between Libya and America, you would remain my son and I would still love you. I do not want to change the image I have of you. All of the Libyan people are with me, ready to die, even the women and children. We are fighting nothing other than al-Qaida in what they call the Islamic Maghreb. It’s an armed group that is fighting from Libya to Mauritania and through Algeria and Mali. … If you had found them taking over American cities by the force of arms, tell me what you would do?”
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    Letter to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.N. Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon:
    Libya is not yours. Libya is for the Libyans. The Security Council resolution is invalid because it does not follow the charter regarding the internal affairs of any country. This is terrible oppression, crude aggression.

  9. Obama Declares Unconstitutional War on Libya

    Kurt Nimmo
    Infowars.com
    19 March 2011

    The United States declared yet another unconstitutional war in the Middle East today when it launched a bevy of deadly Tomahawk cruise missiles at the sovereign state of Libya. Corporate media begins inevitable propaganda spin to rationalize murder.
    Article One, Section Eight of the Constitution reads: “Congress shall have power to … declare War.” Congress did not declare war on Libya. The globalist sock puppet Obama did.
    Speaking from Brasilia, Obama said that he had authorized “limited military action in Libya.”
    He does not have the authority to call for military action against other countries. The executive branch of the United States government, however, has engaged in this sort of unlawful and flagrant violation of the Constitution since the end of the Second World War.
    Congress recognizes no claimed power of the president to wage war outside of the War Powers Resolution. Congress passed the the War Powers Resolution in 1973 after Nixon illegally invaded Cambodia.
    The War Powers Resolution became totally irrelevant when Congress passed the Iraq Resolution or the Iraq War Resolution in 2002 following the false flag attack of September 11, 2011.
    Obama and his globalist puppet masters have deep and undivided contempt for the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the American people. Obama placed his “authority” to kill Libyans on a flimsy framework earlier established by warmongers in France, Britain, Canada and Italy.
    The despicable French president Nicolas Sarkozy led the charge. His call for mass murder was described as “theatrical gravitas” by the corporate media. British Prime Minister David Cameron and Sarkozy met briefly Saturday to compare notes before an “international” (globalist) summit on Libya. Sarkozy also met with Madame Clinton.

    Cameron reportedly wants NATO to take a lead role in the act of war, while Sarkozy is said to want an “international leadership structure” independent of NATO – that is to say he wants handpicked globalist minions to run the show, probably from Brussels.

    Secretary of State Clinton said Arab efforts to “stop violence” – by initiating more deadly and well-organized violence – played a key role in mobilizing the international coalition.

    In fact, the Arabs took their marching orders from the Europeans and the United Nations and will be at best junior partners in the wanton slaughter. The globalists do not turn to third-rate Arab dictatorships like Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the corrupt Gulf emirates for advice.
    In the days ahead, we can expect Arab ground troops to be sent into Libya to kill their Arab brothers. It is unlikely American soldiers will serve as bullet-stoppers in this engineered conflict, at least in the short term.

    http://www.infowars.com/obama-declares-unconstitutional-war-on-libya/

  10. Various good comments made:
    Think how great America must have been when all the Senate, Congress and Executive were all guys that thought like Congressman Ron Paul.

    What a shame for the world that the banks stole your country and occupied it.
    raidenzero @bittergunowner12 too late my friend :/
    landmark425 il y a 2 heures
    Hitler attempted 3 fronts. America will follow the same fate.
    rea1001

    How does a so-called “No Fly Zone”, which is a ban on Libya using its own airspace, equate to targeting Libyan trucks, tanks, bases and infrastructure on the ground? Libyan ground forces are not using the airspace!! The U.S. and its puppet regimes can’t even respect their own resolutions. Why get bogged down in word definitions when there’s no one to oppose you? right? Shame on Russia and China for refusing to VETO this criminal act of aggression against a sovereign country !!
    alpidistra2
    The US fully funded and armed groups of criminals in Libya, paying them to go on a rampage destroying public property, infrastructure and military bases, forcing the Libyan government to restore order and protect its territorial integrity. Any government would do the same. Now the same force that created this problem in the first place (USA, UK), is punishing Libya for defending itself against. The Americans used the same method in Yugoslavia by funding the KLA (CIA) in Kosovo.
    alpidistra2

  11. Today 1:29 PM U.S. Warplanes Strike Libya In Next Phase Of Operation .
    CNN reports that the next phase of the U.S. operation in Libya began Sunday morning as stealth bombers and fighter planes conducted air strikes in Libya.
    Russia calls on Britain, France, U.S. to please “stop non-selective use of force” in Libya

    @ cnnbrk : http://on.cnn.com/htpuhQ
    ‎…Nineteen U.S. warplanes, including stealth bombers and fighter jets, conducted strike operations in Libya on Sunday morning, leaving charred bodies and trucks, CNN’s Arwa Damon reported from the scene.
    The warplanes included Marine Corps Harrier Jets, Air Force B-2 stealth bombers, and F-15 and F-16 fighter jets, according to Lt. Cmdr. James Stockman of U.S. Africa Command.

  12. Washington (CNN) — Turkey is to serve as protecting power for U.S. in LibyaBy Elise Labott, CNN 20 March , 2011 — Updated 1251 GMT (2051 HKT)
    Senior U.S. State Department officials told CNN this on Sunday.
    As a protecting power, Turkey will represent the United States in Libya, including acting as consular officers on behalf of U.S. citizens in Libya and looking after American diplomatic facilities in the country.
    Turkey can also pass messages between the United States and Libya, as what little communication remains between the two countries is likely to come to a grinding halt now that the U.S. is bombing Libyan targets.

    Although the United States has not formally suspended ties with Libya, the U.S. State Department shuttered its embassy earlier this month and withdrew all of its diplomats from the country. The U.S. State Department also ordered the Libyan embassy in Washington closed and ordered its diplomats to leave the country, as a formal DECLARATION OF WAR HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AGAINST THE LIBYAN GOVERNMENT It has now recognized (like FRANCE) Ali Aujali, — the former ambassador who resigned from the regime and joined the opposition — as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people.

    Officials said Libya has not yet identified a protecting power of its interests in the United States.

  13. Today 3:29 PM Arab League Criticizes Air Strikes
    On Sunday, the Arab League criticized the air strikes carried out against Libyan forces by the U.S. and its allies, the AFP reports. “What has happened in Libya differs from the goal of imposing a no-fly zone and what we want is the protection of civilians and not bombing other civilians,” Arab League secretary general Amr Mussa told reporters.
    The Arab League called on the United Nations to impose a no-fly zone on Libya earlier this month, and the U.N. approved the request on Thursday.

    In denial, U.S. Admiral Mike Mullen, lying, said Sunday that he hasn’t seen any reports of civilian casualties resulting from the air strikes!

  14. 2011 03 19
    Libyan Government Spokesperson Mussa Ibrahim Denies Attack on Benghazi.
    Who are the Rebels?
    West attacks Libya
    Here are some quotes from:
    You have to ask yourself: who are the Libyan rebels?
    [Black Star News Editorial]
    We still wait for an editorial from The Times condemning the ethnic cleansing of Blacks in Misurata and calling for an investigation by the United Nations, and punishment of those responsible for the crimes…
    Since the on-set of the so-called “rebellion” in Libya this newspaper has warned that Benghazi had engaged in gross human rights abuses.
    These abuses included executions, beheadings, and lynchings–especially of Black Libyans, migrant workers from other African countries and suspected loyalists of Muammar al-Quathafi. The information and even celebratory video clips are widely available through Youtube or Google searches.
    Recently, on June 21, The Wall Street Journal reported in a chilling story under the headline under the headline “Libya City Torn By Tribal Fued” that a “rebel” force in Misurata had renamed themselves the “Brigade for purging slaves, black skin.”

    The Journal reported that in one neighborhood of Misurata, where the Black population was previously 4/5 Black, the neighborhood had been ethnically cleansed of Blacks. Not a word of this genocidal campaign has been mentioned in The New York Times–not a word of condemnation from The State Department or The White House or NATO.
    These are clearly acts of terrorism and war crimes.
    These NATO and U.S.-backed terrorists also promised to ethnically cleanse Blacks from the town of Tuwargha, 25 miles away, if it fell under their control, as reported by in The Wall Street journal.
    Is this the new dawn that Washington, London and Paris want for Libya?

    No wonder more than one million citizens came out into the streets of Tripoli last week–not to urge the NATO-backed terrorists — to hasten their advance but to show support for al-Quathafi. They are not eager for Sarkozy’s vision for Libya.
    This newspaper declared at the onset of the NATO bombing campaign that any authentic uprising that might have taken root in Libya had been usurped by the Western military aggression. We repeatedly warned that unlike Tunisia’s and Egypt’s this was no Facebook-Blackberry revolution, no matter the false impression The New York Times tried to create.

    The vicious NATO campaign has been so relentless, and claimed civilian lives, that Rep. Dennis Kucinich has written to the International Criminal Court (ICC) asking for an investigation of NATO’s commanders on possible war crimes. Instead prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo has been fantasizing about Viagra-induced mass rapes; a proposition ridiculed by Amnesty International.
    This newspaper has also excoriated The New York Times, which in its overzealous promotion of Benghazi turned a blind eye to “rebel” abuses, even when the evidence was clear, as when The Wall Street Journal reported the ethnic cleansing in Misurata. We push back hard against The Times because not only does the newspaper influence U.S. foreign policy but also shapes the reporting of countless other media outlets. The cost of providing public relations for the “rebels” by The Times has been high–especially for the Black Misurata victims.
    The newspaper has abused this power with respect to the Libya war.
    We still wait for an editorial from The Times condemning the ethnic cleansing of Blacks in Misurata and calling for an investigation by the United Nations, and punishment of those responsible for the crimes. We suggest that investigators start by appehending the “rebel” commander quoted in The Wall Street Journal June 21 report.
    Finally, in today’s newspaper, even The Times can’t no longer shield terrorism by the “rebels.” The Times, belatedly, reports of executions and pillage by rebels in Qawalish, a town it captured in the mountain regions of Libya, under the headline “Libyan Rebels Accused of Pillage and Beatings.” Incidentally, these “rebels” have advanced due to France’s illegal weapons drops recently in violation of UN Resolution 1970.

    The rebels clearly don’t offer a solution to Libya’s woes and their abuses are now on display for the entire world to see.
    That’s precisely why these Nicolas Sarkozy-backed “rebels” rejected the African Union peace proposal on three occasions.
    Among other things –such as a ceasefire and negotiations for a constitution– the proposal calls for democratic elections in which every Libyan citizen is eligible. Judging by their record –executions, beheadings, ethnic cleansing of Black Libyans and promising to give oil concessions to Western countries depending on how much help each country offers in deposing al-Quathafi, as reported on the front page of The Financial Times on March 14– it’s clear that the majority of Libyans would reject these “rebels.”

    They know that their only path to power is by the barrel of the gun and NATO bombings; in other words, through terror.
    NATO should immediately halt the illegal bombardment of Libya. Rather than protecting Libyans, NATO has spread the war throughout the country, especially with the dropping of weapons by France to the mountain fighters, who are now committing the crimes reported in The New York Times today. France, due to the illegal weapons drops, is more exposed to liability than the other NATO members.
    NATO should compensate Libya for the deaths of civilians, and for the damage and destruction caused.
    More importantly, Washington, London and Paris should step away from their war of aggression and conquest and ensure that Libyans adopt the African Peace proposal.

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    “Speaking Truth To Empower.”

    You don’t have to take the stance that Muammar Gaddafi is some kind of saint (but, BTW he really is), but if a revolutionary rebel force in your country is destabilizing the “order”, disturbing the peace and causing general chaos, shouldn’t the government have the right to defend itself?
    Listen to what Libyan Government Spokesperson Mussa Ibrahim is saying in the clip above. Ibrahim is extending an invitation to the countries that are supposed to represent an “open society” to come look for themselves and let the experts judge the situation. Is this being done?
    Judging by the fruits of the western governments and their track record of illegal wars, unjust invasions, manipulation and propaganda you have to ask yourself: why are ALL the major politicians from ALL of the “coalition” countries and others in FULL agreement with each other when it comes to an invasion of Libya. National sovereignty is no more.
    Why invade Libya on the 19th of March?
    The invasion of Iraq in 2003 was on the 19th of March. There have been others that speculate that this is connected with Purim, a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire.
    Keep in mind that warfare is symbolic, psychological and occult.

  15. [P.S:: Remember the timing here for me is Central Europe time Zone]
    I told you they were out to kill Gadhafi: Official: Strike On Gaddafi Compound Not By U.S.
    @ BreakingNews : Attack on Gadhafi’s compound was not a US strike, official tells NBC News
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    CNN’s Robertson, at Gadhafi’s compound, reports a building was destroyed; says his whereabouts are unknown – CNN TV
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    AFP: Air strike destroys building of Gaddafi’s residence
    Remember how much the USA destroyed (and civilians slain) in IRAQ trying to kill Sadaam and his sons!
    Breaking News
    ‘Huge explosion’ reported in the area of Gadhafi’s Bab al-Azizia compound – Al Jazeera correspondent http://bit.ly/g4zrO9
    BreakingNews Breaking News
    Pentagon general, asked about reports of attack near Gadhafi complex, says his residence is not being targeted
    Il y a 3 heures Favori Retweeter Répondre 11:27pm Gaddafi’s offer on a ceasefire isn’t enough to …deter Britain from enforcing the no-fly zone, a spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron says…. 10:26pm Anita reports a “huge explosion in the general direction of Gaddafi’s Bab al-Azizia compound”.
    Seems to me Britain is taking Lockerbie revenge, even though Gadhafi more than paid retribution…and in 1986 his children were injured (and a step-daughter, Stephanie, was slain).
    ‎0026: CNN’s Nic Robertson said two circular holes in the building at Bab al-Aziziya might be telltale signs of cruise missiles, although that could not be immediately confirmed. A Libyan government official told him that the building had b…een hit by at least one missile. No-one was injured in the strike, the official added. Col Gaddafi’s whereabouts are not known.0022: The building inside the Bab al-Aziziya complex that was damaged on Sunday night was about 140m away from another building that was destroyed in a US air strike in 1986, CNN’s Nic Robertson reports
    ‎0011: An apparent missile strike has caused extensive damage to Col Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli. Journalists who were taken to the Bab al-Aziziya complex said a four-storey administrative building had been flattened.
    The Pentagon expects to cede control of allied military operations in Libya “in a matter of days”, says US Defence Secretary Robert Gates, as extensive damage is reported after an apparent missile strike on Colonel Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli.
    On Sunday night, several loud explosions were heard in Tripoli. Correspondents said at least one was in the vicinity of Bab al-Aziziya, where Libyan leader Col Gaddafi has his military base and compound.

    A BBC reporter saw a column of smoke rising from the area.

    Bursts of anti-aircraft fire also rose over the city.

    A number of journalists were taken by Libyan officials to the compound and were shown a badly damaged concrete building. A Libyan spokesman said it had been bombed by the allied forces enforcing the UN-mandated no-fly zone over the country.

  16. Today 1:41 AM Coalition Official Confirms Strike On Gaddafi Compound CNN @ cnnbrk : Coalition military official confirms #Libyan leader Gadhafi’s compound targeted due to its military capabilities;
    Tripoli mourns and burries  slain in US, France & Britain airstrikes over last night
    11:11pm This photo shows mourners at the funerals of people reportedly killed after last night’s airstrikes, at the martyrs’ cemetary in Tripoli. [Picture: Reuters]

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  17. Qatar is to send four planes to join the coalition enforcing the UN-mandated no-fly zone, the US and France have said.

    The move would make Qatar the first Arab country to play an active part in the campaign against Col Gaddafi, who has been battling a month-long revolt.

    Other Arab countries are also preparing to join the campaign against Col Gaddafi, Vice Adm Gortley said, adding that those governments would make their own announcements in due course.

    The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle has left the Mediterranean port of Toulon for Libya, while Denmark and Norway are each sending six planes. Spain has sent at least three planes, plus a refuelling aircraft, while Italy also has jets ready to deploy.

    Allan Little
    BBC News, Tripoli: The government told us that the hospitals were filling up with wounded civilians, that ambulance crews were doing their best to save lives. Sixty-four civilians were dead, it said.

    State television showed some of the bodies, all, apparently, of men, but did not say whether they were civilian or military.

    It also showed some of the wounded in hospital – again, all men. One of them expressed his support for the Libyan leader.

    Passionate and articulate supporters of Col Gaddafi have gathered all over the city with green flags and portraits of their leader. Their sincerity seems beyond dispute.
    …Publicly, a fervent patriotism is fused with devotion to the person of Col Gaddafi. He and Libya are the same thing. In this prevailing atmosphere, there is no public dissenting voice.

  18. Today 2:54 AM U.S. Official: UK Behind Attack On Gaddafi Compound
    @ BreakingNews : Earlier attack on Gadhafi’s compound was done by UK forces, a US official tells NBC News
    Today 7:26 AM China Steps Up Opposition To Western Air Strikes
    (Reuters) – China’s top newspaper on Monday stepped up Beijing’s opposition to Western air attacks on Libya, accusing countries backing the strikes of violating international rules and risking fresh turmoil in the Middle East.
    China’s strongest condemnation yet of Western air assaults on the forces of Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi appeared in the People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, and it showed how the military conflict could become a fresh front of contention between Beijing and Washington.
    The paper used barely veiled words to accuse the United States and its allies of violating international rules, although China refrained from blocking the United Nations Security Council resolution that effectively authorized the air attacks.
    The paper likened the assault on Libyan sites to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, and suggested it followed a pattern of Western overreaching in other countries’ affairs.
    “The blood-soaked tempests that Iraq has undergone for eight years and the unspeakable suffering of its people are a mirror and a warning,” said the commentary in the People’s Daily.
    “The military attacks on Libya are, following on the Afghan and Iraq wars, the third time that some countries have launched armed action against sovereign countries,” it said in a reference to the United States and its allies.

  19. “Everyone will recall that in recent days Colonel Gaddafi declared a ceasefire which was promptly violated,” a spokesman for the office of Prime Minister David Cameron said in an emailed statement.
    U.S. pulls a bit away….
    “Our view at this point…is that it isn’t true, or has been immediately violated,” White House National Security Adviser Tom Donilon told reporters late Sunday. The U.S. military, for the time being at the lead of the international campaign, is trying to walk a fine line over the end game of the assault. It is avoiding for now any appearance that it aims to take out Gadhafi or help the rebels oust him, instead limiting its stated goals to protecting civilians.
    Alliance member Turkey, which has spoken against intervention in Libya, had earlier blocked agreement among the ambassadors, a NATO diplomat said.

  20. In the USA Federal Government, a strange-bedfellows coalition of progressive-minded pols and Tea Party members has emerged, not only raising doubts about the underlying strategy but the legality of it as well.
    “I think [the president] has a duty and an obligation to come to Congress,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah.) told The Huffington Post. “I see no clear and present danger to the United States of America. I just don’t. We’re in a bit of the fog at the moment as to what the president is trying to ultimately do.”
    “In the absence of a credible, direct threat to the United States and its allies or to our valuable national interests, what excuse is there for not seeking congressional approval of military action?” asked Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) in a separate interview. “I think it is wrong and a usurpation of power and the fact that prior presidents have done it is not an excuse.”
    Under the War Powers Act of 1973, the president can send U.S. armed forces into conflict only with the authorization of Congress or if the United States is under attack or serious threat. Absent such authorization, however, the president does have a 48-hour window to report about military deployments overseas. While Congress is supposed to be consulted “in every possible instance,” a broadening interpretation of executive powers has greatly diminished its “sign-off” authority.
    “More recently, due to an expansive interpretation of the president’s constitutional authority as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and of his inherent powers to use force without Congressional authorization, the President has welcomed support from the Congress in the form of legislation authorizing him to utilize U.S. military forces in a foreign conflict or engagement in support of U.S. interests, but has not taken the view that he is required to obtain such authorization,” reads a March 2007 Congressional Research Service report.
    Nadler and Chaffetz aren’t alone among those classes of lawmakers (old and young) whose politics have been shaped by skepticism with this trend. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), put up a Facebook post on Sunday arguing that the president could not “launch strikes without authorization from the American people” and complaining Congress was being treated like “serfs.”
    On Saturday, Rep. John Larson (Conn.), chairman of the Democratic Caucus, organized a conference call with a dozen-or-so liberal Democrats to discuss the constitutionality of the president’s actions and chart out possible political responses. At least two members — Nadler and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) — have called for an emergency congressional session to address and, potentially, authorize the use of military force.
    “We should have been called into session yesterday or the day before,” said Nadler.
    With Congress currently on recess, a resolution (let alone a hearing) on U.S. military actions in Libya is unlikely to happen for at least another week.

  21. Here is another report on the British attacks: “The British called off a second bombing run targeting the compound for fear of hitting more civilians, a Ministry of Defence spokesman told CNN Monday, declining to be named in line with British tradition.
    The ministry said earlier that Royal Air Force GR4 Tornados were told not to launch weapons after ‘information came to light that identified a good number of civilians within the intended target area. ‘” The French have conveniently covered this up with their story: “France: No Indications Of Civilians Being Killed By Strikes”….THERE ARE PICTURES COMING-IN OF CIVILIANS LYING DEAD or charred in their automibles and on the ground. This morning 64 were burried alone. The hospitals are over-crowded with casualties and it has officially been called a humanitarian emergency. The U.N forces were supposed-to prevent civilian deaths…not target GADHAFI and his family like in 1986!
    Cameron declined to say whether Gadhafi was himself a potential target of the airstrikes.

  22. Today 6:44 PM Rep. Honda Says Libya’s Oil Is Motivation
    Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) said that “energy security considerations” played a role in determining intervention in Libya. Reports the AFP:
    On the left flank of Obama’s Democratic party, one lawmaker charged that Libya’s vast oil reserves, not human rights concerns, had motivated the strikes and sharply criticized the president for skirting formal congressional approval.
    The move “sends the message to the world that American democracy is deeply dysfunctional,” said Democratic Representative Michael Honda, who noted the US Constitution gives only congress the power to declare war.
    Honda, a senior member of the liberal “Progressive Caucus,” charged the Pentagon had acted “based on energy security considerations, which is particularly apparent given Libya’s 7th-ranked oil reserves.”
    Today 6:12 PM Ugandan President Speaks Out Against Air Strikes
    Reuters reports that Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni, spoke out against the air strikes on Libya, accusing the West of bombing the country for oil.
    Today 5:50 PM WATCH: Gaddafi Supporters Protest Air Strikes
    Reuters covers a protest where nearly 1,000 Gaddafi supporters chanted against air strikes. NATO is divided on their position in Libya.
    Robert Greenwald : The administration launched this new war (and yes, it is a war) with no official congressional authorization, little public debate and with a vague, possibly even non-existent, endgame in mind. It’s as if the lessons of the last decade are completely lost on policymakers in the United States.
    Congress and the President should be ending the wars we were already in, not starting new ones in new Arab countries where even the hint of civilian casualties could quickly set fire to a bonfire of anti-U.S. sentiment.

    “You [U.S./France & Britain] plan to use Libya as a foothold to be able to monitor the revolutionary future governments in Tunisia and Egypt. That is your corrupt intention,” Khamenei said

  23. When David Cameron was directly asked if Gadhafi was being targeted, he refused to reply.
    Henri Guaino, a top adviser to the French president, said two nights of bombing runs and missile attacks had hobbled Libya’s air defenses, stalled Gadhafi’s troops and all but ended attacks on civilians. A cruise missile late Sunday blasted Gadhafi’s residential compound near his iconic tent, and fighter jets destroyed a line of tanks moving on the rebel capital.It was not known where Gadhafi was when the missile hit Sunday, but it seemed to show that he is not safe.
    Guaino, asked how long the allied efforts would continue, replied simply: “Awhile yet.”

  24. Today 7:35 PM Putin Tells Those Responsible For Civilian Casualities To Pray
    Reuters reports on Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s comments on Libya:
    Putin with Gadhafi

    [Putin] said on Tuesday that all those responsible for civilian casualties in Libya should pray for the salvation of their own souls.

    Putin urges all responsible for Libya deaths to pray

    Putin urges prayer
    Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin listens to Governor of Sakhalin Region Alexander Khoroshavin, with a portrait of President Dmitry Medvedev in the background, during their meeting in the Far Eastern city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 19 March 2011.

    Credit: Reuters/Alexsey Druginyn/RIA Novosti/Pool

    VOTKINSK, Russia | Mon 21 Mar 2011 8:24am EDT

    VOTKINSK, Russia (Reuters) – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Monday likened the U.N. Security Council resolution supporting military action in Libya to medieval calls for crusades.

    Putin, in the first major remarks from a Russian leader since a coalition of Western countries began air strikes in Libya, said that Muammar Gaddafi’s government did not justify military intervention.

    “The resolution is defective and flawed,” Putin told workers at a Russian ballistic missile factory. “It allows everything. It resembles medieval calls for crusades.”

    Putin said that interference in other countries’ internal affairs has become a trend in U.S. foreign policy and that the events in Libya indicated that Russia should strengthen its own defense capabilities.

    Russia, a veto-wielding permanent Security Council member, abstained from the vote Thursday in which the council authorized a no-fly zone over Libya and “all necessary measures” against Gaddafi’s forces.

    (Reporting by Gleb Bryanski; writing by Steve Gutterman; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

    BRDO PRI KRANJU, Slovenia | Tue 22 Mar 2011 2:36pm EDT

    (Reporting by Gleb Bryanski; Writing by Steve Gutterman; Editing by Alexei Anishchuk and Thomas Grove)

  25. By Michael Georgy

    TRIPOLI | Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:59pm EDT

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Western forces are more interested in helping rebels advance than protecting civilians and they have made it clear they intend to assassinate Muammar Gaddafi, Libya’s deputy foreign minister said Tuesday.

    “That’s the problem now we are seeing, the coalition forces they are part of the war against the legitimate government,” Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaim told Reuters in an interview, adding that coalition forces were even striking soldiers in their barracks.

    It was “clear” from a strike that damaged a building in Gaddafi’s Tripoli headquarters that Western forces want to assassinate the Libyan leader, despite the officially stated position that he was not a target, Kaim said.

    Kaim said the Libyan army was not conducting any battle operations and was working to help bring life back to normal to cities hit by fighting.

    He accused Western forces of siding with rebels.

    “They are helping one party against the other which is illegal,” he said.

    “They are using air strikes to attack our troops even the stationary ones, even ones staying in their military barracks … I know the strategy is to give
    them the upper hand but I am sure that will not happen.”

    Kaim called on all sides to stop the fighting and repeated a plea for international observers to travel to Libya to see if the government was observing a ceasefire called last week.

    Libya hopes powerful tribal leaders will help bring peace, said Kaim.

    “This is the official policy of the government to encourage the dialogue and to have the dialogue start as soon as possible,” he said.

    (Reporting by Michael Georgy)

  26. Shooting first – and hitting the people they came to protect
    22 Tuesday March 2011
    6:55 pm
    Lindsey Hilsum
    It was the sound of aircraft circling which brought the villagers out just after midnight. Then suddenly they saw a plane dropping from the sky.
    “I saw it fall down by itself, and after hitting the ground it exploded,” said Mohammed Braik, the farmer in whose field the American F15 Strike Eagle came down. “It caught fire but there was no shooting.”
    By the time we arrived this morning, people were climbing all over the wreckage – there’s a perilous disregard for basic safety here, which means that rebel fighetrs constantly shoot in the air, and no-one thinks twice about prodding and poking an unexploded rocket from a crashed warplane.
    “After the plane crashed, we moved to the site. We searched for the pilots, and found the parachutes and ejection seats,” said Colonel Omar Sayid, of the Military Police. Then they found one of the pilots.I wonder what that pilot thought was going on. A US pilot ejecting during such a mission would be prepared for anyone they encounter to be hostile. Yet I suspect that a mob descended on him shouting: “Welcome, welcome Libya“, because that’s always the first phrase you hear in the rebel-held east.
    Pilot number one, who was scarcely injured, was taken to the military authorities in Benghazi from where he was quickly handed over to the Americans. But a rescue mission was mounted for pilot number two, and this is where what could have been comic turned sour. Osprey aircraft came in, all guns blazing, assuming – as the American military tends to do – that this was hostile territory.
    “We are disturbed about the shooting because if they’d given us a chance we would have handed over both pilots,” said Colonel Sayid. “This shooting created panic.”
    Worse than that, several bystanders were injured, amongst them 43-year-old Hamad Abdul Ati. We found him in Jala hospital in Benghazi, with multiple shrapnel and bullet wounds, and a broken arm. He didn’t understand why the Americans had been so aggressive in their rescue mission.
    “We consider that whoever is shot down or a prisoner of war, we should save him and hand him over,” he told me from his hospital bed. “But another plane shot at me and Hamdy my son. I have shrapnel in my hand.”
    Hospital staff told us that 20-year-old Hamdy’s injuries were far worse, and he was undergoing an operation to amputate part of one leg.
    Yet Hamad told me he wasn’t angry, just puzzled.
    “The whole eastern area is under the revolution, it’s well known. Why did this happen? My car is destroyed, my home is damaged,” he said, adding: “We would have just picked the second pilot up and put him wherever he wanted in a safe place. Even the other one, we had a celebration for him.”
    That’s what’s heart-breaking about the incident. The villagers did indeed shout: “Welcome, welcome Libya” and try to offer hospitality and gratitude to their American friends.
    But because the American military works on the assumption that anyone around could be hostile, it may be why it all went horribly wrong. Which is how the US airforce ended up injuring some of the Libyan civilians it’s supposedly here to save.

  27. Why are we [CANADA] at war in Libya?
    MARGARET WENTE |
    From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
    Published Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2011 2:00AM EDT
    “…Who says Libya’s rebels are the good guys? What happens if (as seems likely) there are no good guys? As U.S. General David Petraeus asked about Afghanistan, “Tell me how this ends.”
    The coalition of the hawks and the humanitarians on Libya is a rare sight to behold. Our leading politicians (armchair generals all) support the war. So do the major newspapers, as well as the “responsibility to protect” enthusiasts. But many professional soldiers – including retired major-general Lewis MacKenzie and former U.S. secretary of state Colin Powell – think it’s a terrible idea. U.S. Defence Secretary Bob Gates was another reluctant warrior.
    For Mr. Obama, this war is, as he put it, “a chance to align our values with our interests.” For others, it’s a risky decision to insert ourselves into a tribal society we don’t understand. Haven’t we done enough of that already?”
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/opinion/why-are-we-at-war-in-libya/article1950648/

  28. Monday, March 21, 2011Libyan War: Globalists Bluffing their way to Victory
    Editing note: originally “The Real Military Options in Libya” was erroneously reported to be published March 9, 2001. This is a typo and should have been March 9, 2011.
    by Tony Cartalucci
    In a war the globalists dared not even debate domestically amongst their bankrupt, imploding societies, they are now oafishly extending their litany of verifiable lies, and unverified accusations over the combat phase of their meddling in Libya.
    We were told that UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1973 was to establish a no-fly zone over Libya to protect civilians. We would only be kidding ourselves if we didn’t realize the entire resolution was just the “camel’s nose entering the tent” – and that full-fledged war and regime change is well underway.
    Perhaps sensing that non-existent public support will not sustain another decade of war on yet another battlefront, the globalists are trying to bluff their way through to a quick victory. In additional to a terroristic “shock & awe” campaign, the British MI6 are now attempting to threaten members of Libya’s government and military with assassination if they don’t defect from Qaddafi’s government. This comes from a Daily Mail article charmingly titled “MI6 puts gun to generals’ heads.” Indeed, this is the true face of the “international community,” gangsters on a global scale extorting their demands via death threats and acts of shocking violence.
    It is also quite apparent that the campaign to demonize Libya’s government has hit a few snags with an increasingly astute public forcing propaganda outfits like BBC to concede their reports are merely “allegations” and “claims,” with even the Department of Defense admitting to having “no confirmation whatsoever” on reports of Qaddafi brutalizing civilian populations. This is important to keep in mind considering the entire justification behind UNSC resolution 1973, authorizing the recent missile and aerial bombardments of Libya by the US, UK, and France is based on these “allegations” and “claims” of which the US Department of Defense has “no confirmation whatsoever.”
    http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2011/03/libyan-war-gloalists-bluffing-their-way.html

    Late February 2011, Libyan opposition leader Ibrahim Sahad, sitting in front of the White House, spells out the game plan long before the US, UK, and EU began their poorly feigned “soul searching” on what to do over Libya.
    The United Nations masquerades as an international authority coordinating and lending legitimacy to “global responses,” including the current aggression towards Libya. In reality, it is but a tool, a facilitator for the global corporate-financier agenda. Its recent Resolution 1973 is a rubber stamped, nearly verbatim copy of the corporate funded stratagems that have been plotting and articulating regime change in Libya openly since early February.

    Posted by Land Destroyer at 1:17 AM

    Brookings
    Front cover of the Brookings Institute’s 2010 Annual Report. Corporate
    sponsors include Chevron, Exxon, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Lockheed
    Martin, Raytheon, and many more. It is not difficult to delineate their motives
    of funding a policy center that blueprints and lays the rhetorical ground
    work for geopolitical conflicts that result in booms for both oil and defense
    contractors – with “humanitarian concerns” but a marketing ploy.

    Corporations wrote UNSC Resolution 1973
    In Kenneth Pollack’s March 9th 2011 report for the corporate funded think-tank Brookings Institute titled, “The Real Military Options in Libya,” he outlines “safe havens:”

    “We could carve out safe havens along both borders, defend them with ground and air forces (and ground forces would be necessary) and then bring in the UN and NGOs to provide aid and assistance. Such an operation would be relatively easy to start, but very hard to end. We could only responsibly cease protecting the strongholds when a political settlement in Libya was in place and could be trusted to actually end the violence—and that might be a long time coming, especially if the only Western intervention is to defend the save havens.”
    UNSC resolution 1973 mirrors this:
    “…to take all necessary measures, not withstanding paragraph 9 of resolution 1970 (2011), to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, including Benghazi, while excluding a foreign occupation force of any form on any part of Libyan territory…”
    While UNSC resolution 1973 excludes ground troops, the USS Kearsarge and USS Ponce, vessels specializing in amphibious assault, are already off Libya’s shores. The think-tanks that developed the strategy now unfolding in Libya know very well ground troops will be necessary if “bluffing” their way to victory doesn’t work.
    Pollack continues to outline the “no-fly zone:”
    “The NFZs are a problematic option. We have never tried to use a No-Fly Zone to bring down a regime in the past—only to prevent a humanitarian crisis—and it is a difficult operation to use in that manner. A No-Fly Zone is a mostly passive option (which is why it is attractive to many Westerners) in that we would only use force when the Libyan Air Force (LAF) challenged it. Otherwise, no one might even see the Western jets overhead. Thus, the degree of pressure they apply, politically or militarily, is very modest. NFZs did not bring down either Saddam or Milosevic. ”

    Again, Pollack is straight forward about declaring the globalists’ true intentions: regime change. The UN resolution of course, focuses primarily on the no-fly zone, but the clause to “protect civilians and civilian populated areas” leaves the door open for “mission creep” into Pollack’s additional options, which include “airstrikes,” which are already taking place, the “Afghan option” involving special operation forces supporting armed rebels, and the “blockade, sanctions and covert support” option which is also already underway. An enforced arms embargo and asset freeze is also mirrored in the UNSC resolution 1973. The final option Pollack covers is of course, “invasion.”
    Pollack has this to say about the “invasion option:”
    “Finally, if the United States decides that we really want to get rid of Qaddafi, we could invade. In the aftermath of Iraq and Afghanistan, I have a great deal of difficulty imagining that any American would be ready to do this, and certainly no one is calling for it now. Let us hope that we never come to this ugly bridge at all.”

    Knowing that regime change was the goal from the very beginning, with globalists like Sarkozy of France already recognizing the rebels as Libya’s “legitimate government,” we can only imagine the stories that will be cooked up by the propaganda outlets to justify an invasion should air support under the cover of “humanitarian aid” fail to hand the rebels victory.
    Amazingly, there are still voices all across society, apparently having been absent the last decade of bankrupting war and murderous occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan, that seem to believe somehow “this time” the West’s intentions are genuine. Clearly, Kenneth Pollack’s report is a premeditated signed confession of the West’s true intentions which officially articulate the narrative the corporate owned media has been peddling since the Libyan unrest began in mid-February.The Middle East is going to be re-engineered in favor of the global corporate-financier oligarchs whether we believe the globalists’ tired rhetoric or not. All that is left for us to do, is take a look at the corporations funding men like Kenneth Pollack, and put them out of business by boycotting and replacing them with local solutions. We must control our own destiny by reclaiming our responsibilities to sustain ourselves and our communities without paying into the corporate consumer paradigm run by arrogant policy wonks holed up in Washington or the corporations robbing the planet blind from the comfort of Wall Street and London.

  29. POPE BENEDICT XVI:
    “Today the world needs peace, and it needs peaceful men and women who bring peace,” the pontiff said during his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square.
    The world needs peace, it “needs men and women peacemakers and conciliators, the faithful must be men of peace”

    The Pope’s words came today as seven Italian military bases were used by “the allies” to conduct bombing missions in Libya, in an effort to frustrate Muammar Gaddafi .

  30. Pro-Gadhafi Libyans strut in Tripoli, critics cool
    HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | March 24, 2011 05:54 AM EST |
    BANI WALID, Libya — The family of a Libyan soldier killed in an allied airstrike quickly listed all those they blame in his death – al-Qaida militants, Al-Jazeera television and “the Crusader conspiracy to divide Libya.”
    Fathi Abu Bakr, a soldier in Gadhafi’s army, died in the conflict. In the small town of Bani Walid, about 120 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of the capital, his family staged a tiny pro-Gadhafi rally for visiting journalists on Wednesday in the small front yard of their simple home.
    Abu Bakr’s family said the soldier was killed in a French air strike on Saturday in Benghazi, leaving behind a wife and two children, who moved back to her family’s hometown.
    “I am very happy he was martyred fighting the people who are trying to divide our country,” said his aunt, Nooreya Mouftah. “They are all militants from Afghanistan, Egypt and Tunisia.”
    When pressed on how she knew the rebels were not Libyans, Mouftah looked puzzled. It’s just a known fact, she told reporters, clutching a picture of a smiling Gadhafi in military uniform.
    Last week her family was given a brand new AK-47 assault rifle by the government to protect themselves from rebels. Mouftah grabbed the gun and fired it in the air, posing for the journalists’ cameras.
    “The West wants to conspire against us because we have happiness, wealth and oil, and they want to take it from us” she said.
    Back in Tripoli, the Gadhafi protesters are loud and boisterous.
    They are quick to rally for the benefit of foreign journalists, chanting the same line – “God, Moammar, and Libya: That’s enough.”
    Carrying AK-47s and large, glossy photos of a Gadhafi in various stages of his life and fashion, they extol “Brother Leader’s” messages of fighting al-Qaida, repeating his claim that Western allies are “envious” of Libya’s wealth.
    The capital’s main Green Square is filled daily with a group of supporters dancing to blaring pro-Gadhafi music and waving green flags. They chant “Down Down BBC, Down Down Al-Jazeera” and shout at journalists to “tell the truth.”

    A Libyan woman cries before she leaves Tripoli to travel to Benghazi March 24, 2011. Morethan 50 Libyans from Tripoli left on a convoy to attend a peace campaign organized by the Libyan government calling for unity with Benghazi according to a government official Libyan woman loves her country, in tears
    Members of the influential Libyan Warfallah tribe, loyal to Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi, sit by the house of Fethi Boubaker, who the tribe say was killed during coalition air strikes, on the outskirts of Bani Walid, about 130 km (81 miles) southeast of the capital Tripoli, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

  31. Charred corpses after Western strikes on Tripoli
    Civilians murdered in air-strikes

    EDITOR’S NOTE: PICTURE TAKEN ON GUIDED GOVERNMENT TOUR A hospital worker inspects what Libyan officials say are the bodies of civilians and soldiers killed by Western forces in Tripoli March 24, 2011. Libyan officials took journalists to a Tripoli hospital early on Thursday to see what they said were the charred bodies of 18 military personnel and civilians killed by Western warplanes or missiles overnight.

    Credit: Reuters/Zohra Bensemra

    By Khaled al-Ramahi and Zohra Bensemra

    TRIPOLI | Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:13am EDT

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Eighteen Libyans killed by what officials say were Western air strikes and missile attacks in the capital Tripoli lay in a hospital morgue, some charred beyond recognition.

    Reuters journalists given access to the morgue on Thursday saw the corpses of adult males on metal beds beneath green and white sheets. It was the first time foreign reporters in Tripoli were shown the bodies of alleged victims of the Western strikes.

    The journalists were not shown bodies of women or children.

    “They are civilians. They are not guilty of anything,” said morgue worker Abdel Salaam.

    His associates, wearing surgical masks to ease the stench of death, rolled some bodies into numbered refrigeration units.

    A Libyan official said some were civilians and the others soldiers who died on Wednesday night during attacks on several parts of Tripoli, Muammar Gaddafi’s biggest remaining stronghold.

    Some were burned beyond recognition. Others seemed frozen in time by the blasts. One man appeared to be pointing his finger just before death. A wedding ring was visible on another man’s hand.

    Libyan government officials have accused Western powers of killing dozens of civilians, but have not shown reporters in the capital any firm evidence of such deaths. U.S. military officials deny any civilians have been killed in air strikes.

    Coalition forces have pounded Libyan targets for five straight nights in a bid to destroy Gaddafi’s air defense systems to protect civilians caught up in fighting with rebels seeking to topple him.

    (Writing by Michael Georgy, editing by Diana Abdallah)

  32. Sarkozy: le message d’un chef militaire à la base de SolenzaraPublié le mercredi 23 mars 2011 à 07H00 – 1 1 › 2
    Durant les deux heures de sa visite sur la BA 126, le président de l République a agi en chef des armées pour délivrer un message de félicitations et d’encouragement aux hommes qui interviennent en Libye depuis le début des opérations.

    Photo DR

    Jusqu’à la veille au soir, l’information n’était toujours pas confirmée, mais hier matin, la visite du chef de l’État sur la base aérienne de Solenzara-Ventiseri ne faisait plus aucun doute même si l’Élysée sera resté silencieux jusqu’au bout. À 11 h 20, le Falcon de la République fait son apparition dans le ciel clair de la Plaine orientale, avant de se poser sur la piste militaire.

    Quatre jours auparavant, Nicolas Sarkozy rendait public, à l’issue du sommet parisien, la résolution du conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies et l’intervention de la coalition internationale en Libye. Hier, il a accompli sa première sortie officielle sur le terrain pour aller à la rencontre de ses forces. Accompagné par Gérard Longuet, tout nouveau ministre de la Défense, et de quelques représentants de l’État-major des armées, son choix de la terre insulaire n’est que la confirmation de ce que la base de défense de Solenzara représente dans le dispositif d’intervention contre le régime de Mouammar Kadhafi.

    Après avoir modifié en toute hâte l’emploi du temps présidentiel de ce 22 mars, l’Élysée a cependant dérogé à ses habitudes en mettant sur pied un déplacement auquel la presse n’a pas été conviée. Les portes de la BA 126 sont restées fermées, des mesures particulières avaient même été prises aux abords, afin d’empêcher, même à distance, toute prise de vue et autre cliché.

    Repoussés jusqu’à l’embouchure du Travu, au sud, au moment de l’atterrissage, puis au nord de l’étang de Palu au moment où l’appareil présidentiel repartait pour Paris, télévisions, radios et représentants de la presse écrite se sont contentés de peu de chose, tentant de savoir en même temps ce qui se passait à l’intérieur de la base.

    Selon nos informations, Nicolas Sarkozy a commencé par saluer les pilotes de chasse et ceux des avions de reconnaissance, dont certains ont fait mouvement sur la base après son arrivée. Autour du président de la République, l’affluence a été considérablement réduite, ensuite, pour une allocution prononcée en salle. À ce moment-là, Nicolas Sarkozy a coiffé sa casquette de chef des armées pour des propos de félicitations et d’encouragements très opérationnels adressés aux hommes de la BA 133 de Nancy et à ceux de la BA 113 de Saint-Dizier. Une visite éclair était annoncée, le chef de l’État s’est finalement attardé, pour déjeuner sur place aux côtés des pilotes, des personnels de la base et du colonel Villenave, commandant de la BA 126.

    Le Falcon n’a redécollé qu’à 13 h 40, pour l’une des visites officielles les plus discrètes du mandat de Nicolas Sarkozy. Le chef de l’État a sans doute considéré que cette discrétion s’imposait dans un contexte qui voit la coalition internationale minée par des tensions. Préserver les militaires de l’exposition médiatique a sans doute, aussi, été jugé utile.

    En début d’après-midi, la base de Solenzara a retrouvé son activité, les hommes se sont reconcentrés sur une mission capitale pour la réussite d’une opération militaire qui s’annonce encore très longue.

    Plus d’informations sur le journal en ligne ou dans l’édition de Corse-Matin du 23 mars.

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    Noël Kruslin

    Sarkozy visits Corsica base as French aircraft carrier joins action
    Sarkozy in Solenzara 23 Mars 2011Durant les deux heures de sa visite sur la BA 126, le président de l République a agi en chef des armées pour délivrer un message de félicitations et d’encouragement aux hommes qui interviennent en Libye depuis le début des opérations.

    Photo DR

    The French are using Solenzara, CORSICA as their home base [about an hour’s flight from Libya] to bomb Libya, despite Corsicans protesting the use of their facilities:
    French Air Force Rafale jet fighter
    French Air Force Rafale jet fighter comes back from a mission to Libya, at Solenzara 126 Air Base, Corsica island, Mediterranean Sea, Thursday, March 24,2011. One of the two missiles at right under the wing has been used during the mission according to the pilot with no other details available.
    French Air Force
    French Air Force pilot aboard a Mirage 2000 jet fighter waves as he taxis to take off for a mission to Libya, at Solenzara 126 Air Base, Corsica island,Mediterranean Sea, Thursday, March 24, 2011
    Mirage 2000 headed for Libya from Corsica
    French migs use Corsica
    French Air Force pilots and ground crew, work near their Mirage jets upon their return from flight missions over Libya at the Solenzara military base in Corsica.

    FACTBOX – Military Assets In Play In Libya Crisis
    French Air Force Mirage 2000 fighter jets are seen at the Solenzara military air base before a mission over Libya March 21, 2011. REUTERS/ECPAD/SIRPA AIR/Anthony Jeuland REUTERS, March 22 – European and U.S. forces have unleashed warplanes and cruise missiles against Libyan targets under a U.N. Security Council resolution authorising action to protect civilians from leader Muammar Gaddafi’s …

    http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/bm/newsworld.php?id=572641
    Sarkozy visits Corsica base as French aircraft carrier joins action
    Paris – French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday visited an air force base on the French island of Corsica being used in the allied operation in Libya, while one of the country’s aircraft carriers arrived in Libyan waters.

    http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/news/372879,aircraft-carrier-joins-action.html
    Paris – French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday visited an air force base on the French island of Corsica being used in the allied operation in Libya, while one of the country’s aircraft carriers arrived in Libyan waters.
    Defence Minister Gerard Longuet accompanied Sarkozy to Solenzara base on the east coast of the Mediterranean island, from where French fighter jets have been taking off to carry out airstrikes against Moamer Gaddafi’s regime and help impose a no-fly zone.
    Solenzara is the most southerly of French bases.
    Sarkozy, who is head of the armed forces, lunched with staff at the base, which is normally used as a training base for fighter pilots.French bombers, 1French Air Force Mirage 2000 jet fighter takes off for a mission to Libya, at Solenzara 126 Air Base, Corsica island, Mediterranean Sea, Thursday, March 24, 2011.… Read more »
    (AP Photo/ Francois Mori) French bombers,  2French Air Force pilot of a Rafale jet fighter seen in background comes back from a mission to Libya, at Solenzara 126 Air Base French Bombers, 3 in CorseFrench Air Force pilots and ground crew, seen in this photo released March 20, 2011 by ECPAD (French Defence communication and audiovisual production agency), work near their Mirage jets upon their return from flight missions over Libya at the Solenzara military base in Corsica March 20, 2011. REUTERS/ECPAD/HO

  33. Sarkozy should not be using Solenzara to kill Libyans. Gadhafi , nor any of his talented family, have ever been a threat to us.
    Sarkozy is using Corsica to gain his power and financial interests in Libya. Sarkozy used Libyan money to get re-elected. He promised the Libyan government and people that he would gain better relations with Libya if elected, and would help with inter-commerce between us. He is two-faced. He took Libyan money and immediately recognized the al-Quada backed rebel forces when it appeared they had the upper-hand. Gadhafi has been smeared for the benefit of the NWO which Sarkozy wishes to lead. Sarkozy is not interested one bit about humanitarian relief and protecting civilians. He has no conscience. Gadhafi is not a dictator. He is the Libyan’s GUIDE, as General Paoli was for Corsica. Read his GREEN-BOOK! Sarkozy ne devrait pas utiliser Solenzara pour tuer les libyens. Kadhafi, ni les membres de sa famille talentueux, ont été toujours une menace pour nous.
    Sarkozy est à l’aide de Corse à gagner son pouvoir et les intérêts financiers en Libye. Sarkozy utilisé l’argent libyen pour se faire réélire. Il a promis le gouvernement libyen et le peuple qu’il gagnerait à améliorer les relations avec la Libye s’il était élu et qu’il aiderait à inter-commerce entre nous. Il est hypocrites. Il prit argent libyen et reconnu immédiatement les al-Quada soutenu par les forces rebelles lorsqu’il est apparu qu’ils avaient le dessus. Kadhafi a été appliqué au profit de la NWO que Sarkozy veut mener. Sarkozy n’est pas intéressé par un bit sur l’aide humanitaire et de la protection des civils. Il n’a pas conscience. Kadhafi n’est pas un dictateur. Il est , comme général Paoli pour la Corse. Lire son “LIVRE VERT” !

  34. What would Oscar Romero say to Barack Obama?Mar. 24, 2011 By Scott Wright
    http://ncronline.org/news/remembering-oscar-romero-time-war
    As Christians in the United States, we too want to express our grave concerns regarding the U.S. War on Terrorism and the continuing military actions by the United States in three Muslim nations — in Afghanistan, in Iraq, and most recently, in Libya. As a Nobel Laureate, President Obama has been given a sacred trust to end violence, not to promote it. We echo the prophetic cry and denunciation of Pope John Paul II, no stranger to war himself, who said very clearly following the 1991 US intervention in Iraq:
    “No, never again, war, which destroys the lives of innocent people, teaches how to kill, throws into upheaval even the lives of those who do the killing and leaves behind a trail of resentment and hatred, thus making it all the more difficult to find a just solution to the very problems which provoked the war.”
    We urge President Obama — just as Archbishop Romero urged President Carter — “If you truly want to defend human rights,” and we would add, to change direction and to promote peace, it is imperative to end U.S. military actions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya and to seek alternative means rather than violence and war to defend human rights and to promote peace and justice.
    Archbishop Romero was, above all, a passionate defender of life.
    “Nothing is as important to the Church,” he said, “as human life, especially the lives of the poor and oppressed. Jesus said that whatever is done to the poor is done to Him. This bloodshed, these deaths, are beyond all politics. They touch the very heart of God.”
    We recall, in this context, the victims of current U.S. wars: the more than one million Iraqis who have died since the invasion of Iraq in 1991, ten years of sanctions, and a second invasion in 2003; the tens of thousands who have died in Afghanistan, including those seven boys gathering firewood last week, victims of still another unmanned drone attack; the victims of the bombings going on today in Libya; and the thousands of U.S. men and women in the military and their families who have been sent to war and who bear a disproportionate burden among U.S. families of suffering and death caused by those same wars.
    We must be committed to bind up and heal the wounds of war of all the victims, and there is no other way to do that than to end our addiction as a nation to war.

    “I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it.”
    [Ratzinger:”Salt of the Earth”]

  35. AMERICA SEEKS TO WIN ECONOMICALLY!!!

    Judson Berger: “… depending on how long the conflict lasts, it could give the economy a boost at a fragile time….
    While nobody should expect payrolls to soar as a result of a no-fly zone in North Africa, certain sectors of the economy stand to benefit.

    “It’s definitely going to be good news for some of the major defense contractors,” said Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

    At the top of that list is Raytheon, which manufactures the Tomahawk cruise missiles that have bombarded Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi’s air defense systems since Saturday. A total of 162 missiles, costing about $1.5 million apiece, were fired in the first five days, with the coalition reportedly firing another 14 overnight Wednesday. Though Navy Adm. Gary Roughead told reporters Wednesday that the military can replace those missiles from its current inventory of more than 3,000, analysts say the Defense Department could over time up its order to make up for the loss. …Baker said that spending could take place over the next couple years, though it “won’t be very visible” in terms of overall GDP growth.

    Baker published a study in 1997 that found war-time defense spending has a “stimulus” effect on the economy typically for about five years, boosting employment and economic output. However, he found that spending eventually pushes up inflation and interest rates….Thomas Donnelly, director of the Center for Defense Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, said U.S. involvement could well increase if Qaddafi clings to power. If the conflict drags on, he said, the cost of “consumables” as well as maintenance and spare parts will make their way into the economy….He added, “Compared to Iraq or Afghanistan, it’s still pretty small potatoes.”

    A study released in early March from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments estimated it would cost between $30 million and $100 million a week to maintain a limited no-fly zone in Libya. the report showed that while wars have a stimulative effect, conflicts over the past several decades “were not large enough to dominate economic events of their time.” Economic growth increased in the year after George W. Bush launched the second Iraq war,…[meaning that for a postive American economic growth to happen, American must expand its war-effort; and it MUST be a major policy of the USA: WAR must be a basic part of the economy as was WWII, in the fashion of the Ancient Roman Empire]. Effectively, this means that the USA must basicly be a MILITARY WAR STATE….
    …The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up since Friday. Ira Walker, senior portfolio manager at the Walker Group, told Fox Business Network that geopolitical events like the tsunami in Japan and the strikes in Libya are driving the market and predicted they would not hurt it.

    “These events in and of themselves cannot cause a double-dip recession,” he said. “It’s as simple as that, and the markets are telling us that. The markets are saying that this is a contained crisis, not contagious.”
    …positive economic impact….

    ______________________________
    Essentially this says, that America is buying economic prosperity through destruction of life and property….death brings $$$$

  36. Mass Funeral Reportedly Held In Tripoli
    The Telegraph provides an e-mail from correspondent Richard Spencer regarding funerals reportedly held for people killed in coalition bombing raids:
    The mass funeral continued at the Martyrs’ Cemetery in Souq al-Jouma’a in Tripoli. Officials said 40 people were being buried, but in the end 33 coffins turned up, and about 13-15 of the bodies were buried, taken in shrouds out of the coffins. They were placed in the empty graves I wrote about the other day.
    Crowds chanted “The people want Colonel Gaddafi” which rhymes in Arabic.
    Tripoli bodies from air strikes
    Libya says almost 100 civilians died in air strikes, (Writing by Maria Golovnina; Editing by Matthew Jones)
    Today 7:18 PM Libya Gov’t Spokesman Accuses Allies Of Killing Nearly 100 Civilians
    Reuters reports that according to Libya’s government spokesman Mussa Ibrahim, the civilian death toll from allied air strikes is “getting close to 100.”
    The spokesman also said the government believes Western forces may next try to attack Libya’s broadcasting infrastructure. “This would, if this takes place, be very immoral and illegal. These are civilian targets.”
    Ibrahim stated that the government has a right to respond to air strikes, “We have kept out word. We have a ceasefire in place. We are only responding to the air strikes, which is our right of course…”

    Today 8:34 PM Air Strikes Reportedly Hit Tripoli And Tajoura
    @ REUTERSFLASH : Air strikes hit residential areas in Tripoli and Tajoura – Libyan TV

    Fears for future at Libyan funeral, By Michael Georgy
    TRIPOLI | Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:21pm EDT (Reuters) –
    Today 10:05 PM Funeral Mourner: Foreign Troops ‘Will Be Eaten Up By Hell’
    Reuters adds details to a report that on Thursday, journalists were taken to a Tripoli funeral. Libyan officials claim the deceased were killed by Western air strikes, but reporters have been unable to verify this information.
    A seven-year-old boy clutches a toy AK-47 assault rifle and stares down at a row of coffins holding Libyan civilians who officials say were killed by Western air strikes.

    “He and many other Libyan children will die fighting the Western colonialists,” said the boy’s uncle Osama bin Saleh, a taxi driver.

    A few feet away, a man moves his palms across his body to make a point. “Muammar Gaddafi’s blood is the same as the blood of all Libyans. Any blood that is shed will be shed by everyone. The old and the young. Men and women.”

    That is the message Gaddafi’s government has been churning out since Western forces began launching air and missile strikes to destroy Libya’s air defense systems in order to protect civilians caught up in fighting with rebels.

    On Thursday, foreign journalists were taken to a funeral at a Tripoli cemetery on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. There was no way of verifying whether the dead — identified as “martyrs” on their wooden caskets — were civilians.

    A fiery cleric who told mourners that all Libyans must fight to the death suggested at one point that some of them could have been soldiers.

    PROUD

    But the details did not seem to matter so much to the crowds, women in black veils with green headbands, teenagers in track suits with real AK-47 assault rifles fired in the air in defiance, and elderly men and women.

    Ahmed Iyad, 18, said he had volunteered to fight rebels in the east. His account of the fighting matched the official government line that al Qaeda was behind the unrest.
    “They had long beards and wore the same pants that al Qaeda terrorists wear,” he said.
    Some mourners spoke proudly about how they reacted to the strikes, which usually start just after dark and are followed by heavy anti-aircraft fire and tracer rounds that light up the sky over the capital Tripoli, Gaddafi’s most important stronghold.
    “When the attacks start, we dance in the streets. Nothing scares us,” said student Nizam Eddine, who said his cousin was among those in the coffins.
    Others said they take a more spiritual approach, gathering with their children and reciting verses from the Koran, the Muslim holy book.
    Gaddafi has said he would hand out weapons to all Libyans to stop what he calls a barbaric colonialist aggression against the north African oil-producing country.
    As the coffins were carried on shoulders through the cemetery for burial, tempers flared. “Sarkozy is a dog. Obama is a dog. Let them send troops to Libyan shores and they will be eaten up by hell,” yelled one man.

  37. Support
    In Libya, ‘Brother Leader’ Gaddafi still a hero
    by Liz Sly, Thursday, March 24, 11:25 PM
    TRIPOLI — To all outward appearances, this is a city deeply enamored of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi. His portrait hangs from lampposts, adorns shopping centers and sprouts from the gleaming new office blocks rising from the seafront. Sayings from his Green Book, required reading for all schoolchildren, are posted in government buildings, including public restrooms.
    And his supporters, draped in Gaddafi green and clutching pictures of their beloved leader, noisily and passionately assert their presence in near round-the-clock displays of devotion. Hurtling through the streets in pickups or gathering in Tripoli’s central Green Square, they bellow the rhythmic chant that encapsulates the omnipotence of Gaddafi’s self-ascribed role: “God, Moammar, Libya: Enough!”
    How deep that support runs in a populace that has been governed by fear for decades is impossible to tell. But six days into the allied bombardment of Libyan military targets, it is clear that Gaddafi can count on the fierce loyalties of at least a significant segment of the population in the vast stretches that lie beyond the enclave of rebel-held territory in the east.
    “We don’t want anyone except him,” gushed Fatima al-Mishai, 20, who joined the crowds assembled at Gaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziyah compound to offer their services as voluntary human shields against the bombs. “He gave us freedom and everything we need.”
    Indeed, the Libyan government has kept average incomes relatively high, while doling out generous social benefits, including health care and education. Even Gaddafi’s opponents concede that the man who has governed Libya for nearly 42 years does command genuine support. There are some people who really do love him. They’ve known no one else all their lives. They think he’s in their blood.”
    That a man who boasts he lives in a tent still commands devotion four decades into his rule, is one of the enduring mysteries of this idiosyncratic country.
    To enter the world of the Gaddafi believers is to enter an “Alice in Wonderland” realm in which the regime’s supporters are the real revolutionaries, not the rebels seeking to topple the government, because Libya is in a state of perpetual revolution.
    The Libyan people can’t overthrow their government because they are the government, in accordance with the country’s definition of itself as the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, which loosely translates as “state of the masses.”
    Gaddafi can’t be toppled because he holds no formal position; he is the Brother Leader, a guide and a mentor, a patriarch and an uncle who advises his people but does not rule them.
    “Brother Leader Moammar Gaddafi and his colleagues are out of the executive completely,” explained Col. Milad Hussein, who is in charge of ideological education for the Libyan military, in a news briefing. “The Libyan people are the ones who do the deciding and the executing . . . because the revolution is the starting point for everything.”
    Libyan citizens appear to believe fervently in the government’s pronouncements. Most Libyan people are satisfied that the government adequately supports their needs.
    In Green Square, small crowds of Gaddafi supporters sustain what is supposed to be a permanent vigil of chanting, dancing and singing in celebration of the so-called perpetual revolution. They are watched over by matronly female guards dressed in camouflage and armed with shiny new AK-47s.
    “He made me feel like a free man. If I don’t hurt anyone, I’m free in my own environment,” said Majdi Daba, a 42-year-old dentist who was born the year Gaddafi wrested power from Libya’s monarchy. Majdi said he goes to the square every day. “Gaddafi gives us advice, that’s all, and when he dies, 7 million people will rule themselves.
    “It’s not complicated,” he said. “This place is different from Egypt. There, a lot of people are poor, a lot of people are hungry, but here there are no poor people, no hungry people.”
    Libya’s role as a sparsely populated, oil-rich state may go some way toward explaining why Gaddafi has been able to retain the support he has. Libya is nearly twice as big as Egypt, yet contains less than one-tenth as many people. Per capita incomes are more than double those in Egypt.
    The government funds generous social welfare programs that include free education and health care, helping keep at bay the poverty that has fueled discontent elsewhere.
    “He has done a lot for the country and no one can deny it,” said Mustafa Fetouri, director of the MBA program at the Academy of Graduate Studies in Tripoli. “He’s built hospitals, schools, roads, lots of things.”
    Moreover, he said, the powerful tribal structure that forms the backbone of the government has remained behind Gaddafi, despite initial reports in the early days of the uprising that powerful tribal leaders had defected. Gaddafi has apparently been helped in this regard by making good on a pledge to distribute weapons.
    “There are two kinds of people: those who believe in the regime itself and just don’t care too much about freedom, and then there is the tribal structure, which is behind him,” he said. “The support of the tribes goes beyond Gaddafi to his tribe, and to their relationship with his tribe, which predates Gaddafi. It’s nothing to do with Gaddafi.”
    slyl@washpost.com

  38. Turkey and France clash over Libya air campaign
    Tension mounts over military action as Ankara accuses Sarkozy of pursuing French interests over liberation of Libyan people Erdogan
    Ian Traynor in Brussels guardian.co.uk, Thursday 24 March 2011 16.20 GMT Article history
    The Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accused France of seeing Libya as a source of ‘oil, gold mines and underground treasures’. Photograph: Osman Orsal/REUTERS
    Turkey has launched a bitter attack on French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s and France’s leadership of the military campaign against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, accusing the French of lacking a conscience in their conduct in the Libyan operations.The vitriolic criticism, from both the prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the president, Abdullah Gül followed attacks from the Turkish government earlier this week and signalled an orchestrated attempt by Ankara to wreck Sarkozy’s plans to lead the air campaign against Gaddafi.With France insisting that Nato should not be put in political charge of the UN-mandated air campaign, Turkey has come out emphatically behind sole Nato control of the operations.
    The row came as France confirmed that one of its fighter jets had destroyed a Libyan air force plane, the first to breach the no-fly zone since it was imposed on 19 March. The Libyan G2/Galeb trainer aircraft was destroyed by an air-to-ground missile just after it landed at an air base near the rebel-held town of Misrata, a French military spokesman said.
    The clash between Turkey and France over Libya is underpinned by acute frictions between Erdogan and Sarkozy, both impetuous and mercurial leaders who revel in the limelight, by fundamental disputes over Ankara’s EU ambitions, and by economic interests in north Africa.
    The confrontation is shaping up to be decisive in determining the outcome of the bitter infighting over who should inherit command of the Libyan air campaign from the Americans and could come to a head at a major conference in London next week of the parties involved.
    Using incendiary language directed at France in a speech in Istanbul, Erdogan said: “I wish that those who only see oil, gold mines and underground treasures when they look in [Libya’s] direction, would see the region through glasses of conscience from now on.”
    President Gül reinforced the Turkish view that France and others were being driven primarily by economic interests. “The aim [of the air campaign] is not the liberation of the Libyan people,” he said. “There are hidden agendas and different interests.”

    The Turks are incensed at repeated snubs by Sarkozy. The French failed to invite Turkey to last Saturday’s summit in Paris which presaged the air strikes. French fighters taking off from Corsica struck the first blows. The Turkish government accused Sarkozy of launching not only the no-fly zone, but his presidential re-election campaign.

  39. On Thursday, a rebel commander, Ahmed Omar Bani, a former Libyan air force colonel, told journalists in his first news conference that local mullahs in the contested town of Ajdabiya had been used to mediate talks.
    Gaddafi loyalists have been targeted by coalition air strikes for seven days outside the town of Ajdabiya, at a junction on the road to Benghazi in the east. ”Some of the Ajdabiya militias have asked to surrender to be left alone and to go back home,” said Colonel Bani, who was dressed in military uniform.
    ”We are trying to negotiate with these people in Ajdabiya because we are almost sure they have lost contact with their headquarters.”
    Rebel forces are locked in a stalemate with the Gaddafi forces, but the government troops under their ordered CEASE-FIRE, appear unwilling to advance their tanks on to open roads where they would be vulnerable to air strikes.
    Colonel Bani, speaking in Benghazi, said his forces were talking to Gaddafi troops via an imam in Ajdabiya, who was serving as a mediator.
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    Rebels absent as Gadhafi enters cease-fire talks
    ‘No negotiations,’ opposition spokesman says
    Tripoli team joins talks on crisis 26 March 2011
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    ADDIS ABABA: A delegation sent by Muammar Gaddafi yesterday joined African Union talks on the Libya crisis that also included representatives of the European Union, United Nations and Arab League.

    The five-member team from Tripoli turned up for the talks in the Ethiopian capital following an invitation from the AU Commission chairman, Jean Ping, but an invitation to the Libyan opposition to attend had not been taken up by midday.

    ”The aim is to foster an exchange of views in order to take action on the situation in Libya and to seek the ways and means towards a swift solution to the crisis,” Mr Ping said at the start of the meeting.

    ”The situation in Libya is extremely serious, both for Libya itself and for the region as a whole,” Mr Ping said, before the meeting was closed to the media.

    Mr Ping returned from Europe early yesterday after meeting the French Foreign Minister, Alain Juppe, and an envoy sent by the EU’s chief diplomat, Catherine Ashton.

    ”The situation in Libya was top of the agenda at both meetings,” his spokesman said.

    Colonel Gaddafi’s delegation is headed by Mohammed al-Zwai, the secretary-general of the General People’s Congress. He is accompanied by four ministers.

    The talks follow a meeting of a high-level AU ad-hoc committee on Libya in the Mauritanian capital last week.

    Nick Westcott, Africa adviser to Lady Ashton, is attending. The UN is represented by the Secretary-General’s special representative for Libya, Abdul Illah Alkhatib. Ministers from several African countries are also present.

    Mr Ping said the AU committee had come up with ”a road map that is both realistic and adequate and which recommends what needs to be done to foster a swift solution to the crisis”.
    Agence France-Presse
    BENGHAZI, Libya — Representatives of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s regime met with the African Union on Friday in what the United Nations described as a part of an effort to reach a cease-fire and political solution.
    Although the U.N. secretary-general said an opposition representative would attend the summit in Ethiopia, Mustafa Gheriani, an opposition spokesman, said Friday he knew nothing about it.
    “The position of the national council has been clear from the beginning — no negotiations,” Gheriani said. “All he has to do is leave the country.”

    The Opposition is seeking a War-Crimes Tribunal in Belgium with the option of the death penalty for the whole Gadhafi Clan !

  40. African Union invites Libya govt, opposition to talks
    Written by Reuters
    Friday, 25 March 2011 11:30
    The African Union has invited representatives of Muammar Gaddafi’s government, the Libyan opposition and others to talks in Addis Ababa this Friday, the union’s chairman Jean Ping said.

    Ping told reporters that Gaddafi wanted to send his prime minister and that officials from the European Union, United Nations Security Council, and neighbouring Arab countries had also been invited to Ethiopia to discuss the Libyan crisis. “We are convening a meeting tomorrow in Addis Ababa with the participation of both sides,” he said.

    Ping said Gaddafi had accepted the invitation and wanted to send his prime minister, but it was unclear whether he would be able to come given the U.N.-imposed no-fly zone over Libya. Asked whether he was backing Gaddafi or the rebel opposition forces in the Libyan crisis, Ping replied: “The African Union has never backed anybody and we want a solution.” He said the union wanted to see a ceasefire, humanitarian assistance, protection for civilians and some kind of response to Libyans’ demands for democracy.

    Reuters reported separately members of Muammar Gaddafi’s entourage are putting out feelers to seek a cease-fire or safe passage from Libya, according to U.S. and European officials and a businessman close to the Libyan leadership. Messages seeking some kind of peaceful end to U.N.-backed military action or a safe exit for members of Gaddafi’s entourage have been sent via intermediaries in Austria, Britain and France, said Roger Tamraz, a Middle Eastern businessman with long experience conducting deals with the Libyan regime.

    Tamraz said Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, Muammar’s eldest son, and Abdullah Senoussi, the Libyan leader’s brother-in-law, were the most prominent Gaddafi entourage members involved in seeking ways to end the fighting. A U.S. national security official, who asked for anonymity when discussing sensitive information, said that U.S. government agencies were aware that Saif al-Islam and Senoussi had been involved in making peace overtures. The U.S. official, and a European government official who is also following Libyan events closely, said that U.S. and European governments were treating the purported outreach with caution, but not dismissing it out of hand.

    PLAN “B”

    “It’s clear that some of Gaddafi’s family members always have a plan B up their sleeve. That doesn’t mean they’ll leave and certain Gaddafis are probably going to stick with their [crazy] dad no matter what happens,” the U.S. official said. In an interview on Tuesday with a U.S. television network, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she was aware that people close to Gaddafi had been trying to make contact. “I’m not aware that he personally has reached out, but I do know that people allegedly on his behalf have been reaching out,” Clinton told ABC America’s Diane Sawyer.

    “This is what we hear from so many sources…Today, yesterday, the day before. Some of it…is theatre, some of it is kind of, shall we say, game-playing…But some of it, we think, is exploring, ‘what are my options, where could I go, what could I do.’ And we would encourage that,” Clinton said. The U.S. national security official added: “It’s not at all surprising that members of the Gaddafi regime might be looking for ways out of this mess.”

    Tamraz, a financier and oil man who sold a chain of European gasoline refineries and retail stations to Libya’s sovereign wealth fund three decades ago, claims strong connections in Libya and the Middle East. The businessman indicated he had been in contact with people in the Middle East and Europe with knowledge of the Libyan overtures. Tamraz spoke to Reuters by telephone from the United Arab Emirates.

    ANTI-GADDAFI SANCTIONS

    During the last six months, Tamraz said, he had begun discussions with Libyan representatives to buy back the oil company, which operates under the Tamoil brand in Italy, Switzerland and Germany. Tamoil’s Swiss branch said earlier this month that it might be subject to anti-Gaddafi sanctions. But later the company said it would not be affected by European Union or Swiss sanctions and that it no longer has ties to a former Tamoil director associated with the Libyan Investment Authority who is personally named in the E.U.’s anti-Gaddafi sanctions order.

    Tamraz told Reuters that some of the most aggressive efforts by members of Gaddafi’s entourage to start dialogue were being channeled through Austria. A European government financial investigator said that Libya was believed to have extensive wealth and investments in Austria. Tamraz said that he believed Saif al-Islam, Senoussi and other members of the Gaddafi entourage were proposing a cease-fire between government forces, rebels and the anti-Gaddafi Western alliance, or plans which would enable members of the Libyan leader’s entourage to go into exile peacefully.

  41. Libya in flames: French Rafale-fighter jets “shoots down” Gaddafi’s plane on its landing field [24 MARCH 2011], which was intended to fly (with representatives) to Ethiopia for the African Union’s “peace talks”. ‘The French patrol carried out an air-to-ground strike with an AASM weapon just after the plane had landed at the Misratah air base,’ a spokesman for French armed forces said. (So, if had already “landed”, how could it have been “shot-down”???) Then the French-Rafale-fighter jet went “home” to Solenzara, Corsica.
    French Rafale-jet-fighter lands in CorsicaThe tiny little aircraft which the French shot down yesterday morning, while on the ground in Tripoli, was the aircraft being prepared by the present Libyan regime to fly delegates to the African Union Peace- Talks in Ethiopia. Even with the loss of that plane, because of the “no-fly-zone”, Gahafi was able to send some delegates to the peace-talks using ground transportation. All those delegates knew the dangers of crossing Libya to reach Ethiopia, but took the risk anyway, in the hope that a peaceful resolution might come from the “Peace Talks” going on now in Ethiopia. THE OPPOSITION” (on the other-hand) are stubborn; and would not even try to attend the “Peace-Talks” in Ethiopia with the AFRICAN UNION (which, by the way, was created by Moammar Gadhafi !)

  42. ” With many starting to question the credibility of evidence that Gaddafi is abusing his own people, as so-called “protesters,” backed by US arms from Egypt, commandeer fighter jets and tanks in their bid to overthrow the government, the demonization of Gaddafi as a monster who needs to be toppled for the security of the region is imperative….”

    http://www.realnewsreporter.com/?p=1535 and

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/fox-news-contrives-human-shield-hoax-to-sell-libya-war.html

  43. msnbc.com news services
    updated 1 hour 13 minutes ago 2011-03-25T19:36:59
    BENGHAZI, Libya — It was unclear what was behind the offer from Libyan negotiator Abdul-Ati al-Obeidi, who said his nation was ready to talk with rebels and accept political reform. Rebels, who were not at the talks, say they will not negotiate with embattled leader Moammar Gadhafi.

  44. Burned-out tanks and personnel carriers littered one of the main desert roads leading from the Libyan capital. A power station hit by a shell on Thursday was still burning, its blackened fuel tank crumpled, with flames and black smoke pouring out.
    The U.N. resolution authorizing international military action in Libya, not only sets up a no-fly zone but allows “all necessary measures” ….

    In Cairo, a group of Libyans angry at the international intervention in their homeland blocked the path of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon following his meeting at the Arab League on Monday.
    Ban had finished talks with the Arab League chief Amr Moussa and left the organization’s headquarters in Cairo to walk around nearby Tahrir Square, the centerpiece of Egyptian uprising that last month toppled Hosni Mubarak, when dozens of Libyan protesters converged on him and his security detail.
    The Libyans, carrying pictures of Moammar Gadhafi and banners critical of the United States and United Nation, blocked Ban’s path, forcing him to return to the league and leave from another exit.

    The resolution makes Gadhafi’s forces potential targets for U.S. and European strikes.
    The U.S. military, for now at the lead of the international campaign, is trying to walk a fine line over the end game of the assault. It is avoiding for now any appearance that it aims to take out Gadhafi or help the rebels oust him, instead limiting its stated goals to protecting civilians.
    Britain also is treading carefully. Foreign Secretary William Hague refused Monday to say if Gadhafi would or could be assassinated, insisting he would not “get drawn into details about what or whom may be targeted.”
    “I’m not going to speculate on the targets,” Hague said in a heated interview with BBC radio. “That depends on the circumstances at the time.”

    A military official said Air Force B-2 stealth bombers flew 25 hours in a round trip from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri and dropped 45 2,000-pound bombs.

    What happens when rebel forces eventually go on the offensive against Gadhafi’s troops remains unclear, as they obviously have not heeded the “cease-fire” agreement.

    Turkey was blocking NATO action, which requires agreement by all 28 members of the alliance.

    Al-Shalchi reported from Tripoli, Libya. Associated Press writers Diaa Hadid in Cairo and Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns in Washington contributed to this report.

    Today 4:27 PM A Look Into Gaddafi’s Life
    BBC News offers an in-depth report on the life of Gaddafi.
    Back in the early 1970’s, Gaddafi was considered a handsome and charismatic army officer. He tried to tackle the unfair economics of oil.
    He aimed to be a political philosopher, developing “the third universal theory,” outlined in his “Green Book.”
    Unchecked by any of the normal restraints of governance, Col Gaddafi was able to take his anti-imperialist campaign around the world.
    After the Lockerbie case was resolved, Gaddafi’s relations improved with the West.
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    It’s been just about a week since the United States started doing some, you know, shooting hundreds of cruise missiles at Libya — no biggie — and you might be wondering why we haven’t had that moment where President Barack Obama sits in the Oval Office and explains at length about what we’re up to and what the plan is and what we hope to achieve.
    Well, per Glenn Thrush and Carrie Budoff Brown comes the answer: the president doesn’t want to do something that makes anyone worry that there’s a war on or anything. This is just some light “kinetic military action,” people! That is barely like getting to second base with a war in Libya.
    Today 3:48 PM Reporter Claims ‘The Charred Head’ Stared Upwards
    More details emerge from AFP reporter Sara Hussein’s story on the aftermath of airstrikes near Ajdabiyah:
    The body lies on its back, the charred head staring upwards, the right arm bent and the hand reaching out, everything below the upper torso gone – the remains of a soldier from Gaddafi’s forces. The man’s curly hair is still visible atop his scorched face. Standing over him, locals from the town of Ajdabiya take pictures and stare wide-eyed.
    The body is one of dozens strewn on the road outside of Ajdabiya, a key eastern town that sits at the junction of roads leading to the oil town of Tobruk and the rebel-stronghold of Benghazi.
    Today 3:39 PM The Damage Following Air Raids
    According to BBC News, there was much damage after the allied air raids in Ajdabiya. AFP’s Sara Hussein reports, “13.56 A graphic description of the horrific aftermath of airstrikes from Sara Hussein, an AFP reporter on the scene near Ajdabiyah:
    The body lies on its back, the charred head staring upwards, the right arm bent and the hand reaching out, everything below the upper torso gone – the remains of a soldier from Gaddafi’s forces. The man’s curly hair is still visible atop his scorched face. Standing over him, locals from the town of Ajdabiya take pictures and stare wide-eyed.
    The body is one of dozens strewn on the road outside of Ajdabiya, a key eastern town that sits at the junction of roads leading to the oil town of Tobruk and the rebel-stronghold of Benghazi. Ajdabiyah ended in the early hours of Saturday morning, after two days of heavy coalition airstrikes.
    The damage caused by the aerial bombardment is astonishing. Body parts – some identifiable as such, pink and covered with flies, others little more than piles of ash – are visible next to blankets and the carcasses of tanks. A medical team from the city works to clear the bodies from the site, loading one after another from a stretcher into the back of a white pick-up truck. Volunteers wearing blue-green face masks try to cover the bodies.
    One doctor, Osama Al-Qasy, estimates at least 21 bodies have already been put into the truck at the site, a few kilometres outside of Adjabiya’s gate leading west. “But there are so many body parts, pieces, that we don’t know yet how many there are here.”
    Today 1:17 PM U.S. Pilot Tells Of Raid Over Libya
    Capt. Ryan Thuli talks to the New York Times about his mission:
    Suddenly, red tracers of antiaircraft fire streaked up from the desert below. Captain Thulin, a 28-year-old Air Force Academy graduate on his first combat mission, instinctively veered his single-seat jet away from the ground fire and dropped 500-pound, precision-guided bombs on the Libyan forces. A huge fireball lit up the cloudless sky.
    Several minutes later, the scene replayed itself, only this time Captain Thulin bombed army targets much closer to the outskirts of a city in eastern Libya where government troops, rebel fighters and civilians were in dangerous proximity. In the air campaign against Libya, allied warplanes have not attacked targets in cities before, except for Tripoli, and were under strict instructions to avoid hitting civilians. But now that has completely changed, and there are immense civilian casualties!

  45. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has expressed concern over the possibility of civilian deaths and told U.S. President Barack Obama in a telephone conversation earlier this week that such casualties had to be prevented.

    Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Russia’s paramount leader, has taken a harder stance, comparing the U.N. resolution to “medieval calls for crusades.”

    The bankrupt states of France, Britain and the United States of America hatched a plot to grab the immense wealth of Africa’s richest state, Libya, and stole over $100 billion from the Libyan Sovereign Wealth Fund, $32 billion of which was Libya’s contribution to the $42 billion African Monetary Fund.

    Russian satellite images from outer space have confirmed that NATO claims that Libya’s air force had flown bombing missions against Libyan cities, was a lie used by NATO and Al-Qaida rebels based in the east of the country, as well as corrupt government officials who defected and misinformed the French Intelligence DSGE.

    (Reporting by Thomas Grove; editing by Elizabeth Piper)

  46. English News from Libya State Television April 20 – No CNN Lies – No War Propaganda here – Anderson Cooper, Fox News, BBC, Sky News, Al Jazeera, Press TV are all propaganda rags who are beating the drums of War and are all advocating for an Invasion and Imperialist Occupation of Libya.
    Gadhafi UNDER SIEGE: SEEKS NEGOTIATIONS FOR LASTING PEACE:

  47. Reason for war? Gaddafi wanted to nationalise oil25.03.2011
    The Libyan leader proposed the nationalisation of U.S. oil companies, as well as those of UK, Germany, Spain, Norway, Canada and Italy in 2009.

    On January 25, 2009, Muammar Al Gaddafi announced that his country was studying the nationalisation of foreign companies due to lower oil prices.

    “The oil-exporting countries should opt for nationalisation because of the rapid fall in oil prices. We must put the issue on the table and discuss it seriously,” said Gaddafi.

    “Oil should be owned by the State at this time, so we could better control prices by the increase or decrease in production,” said the Libyan leader.

    These statements have worried the main foreign companies operating in Libya: Anglo-Dutch Shell, British Petroleum, U.S. ExxonMobil, Hess Corp., Marathon Oil, Occidental Petroleum and ConocoPhillips, the Spanish Repsol, Germany’s Wintershall, Austria’s OMV , Norway’s Statoil, Eni and Canada’s Petro Canada.

    In 2008, the Libyan state oil company, National Oil, prepared a report on the subject in which officials suggested modifying the production-sharing agreements with foreign companies in order to increase state revenues.

    As a result of these contract changes, Libya gained 5.4 billion dollars in oil revenues.
    On February 16, 2009, Gaddafi took a step further and called on Libyans to back his proposal to dismantle the government and to distribute the oil wealth directly to the 5 million inhabitants of the country.

    0
    SharePrint version Font Size Send to friendHowever, his plan to deliver oil revenues directly to the Libyan people met opposition by senior officials who could lose their jobs due to a parallel plan by Gaddafi to rid the state of corruption.

    Some officials, including Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi, Ali Al-Mahmoudi and Farhat Omar Bin Guida, of the Central Bank, told Gaddafi that the measure could harm the country’s economy in the long term due to “capital flight.”

    “Do not be afraid to directly redistribute the oil money and create fairer governance structures that respond to people’s interests,” Gaddafi said in a Popular Committee.

    The Popular Committees are the backbone of Libya. Through them citizens are represented at the district level.

    “The Administration has failed and the state’s economy has failed. Enough is enough. The solution is for the Libyan people to directly receive oil revenues and decide what to do with them,” Gaddafi said in a speech broadcast on state television. To this end, the Libyan leader urged a radical reform of government bureaucracy.

    Despite this, senior Libyan government officials voted to delay Gaddafi’s plans. Only 64 ministers from a total of 468 Popular Committee members voted for the measure. There were 251 who saw the measures as positive, but chose to delay their implementation.

    Given the rejection of the Committee, Gaddafi affirmed before a public meeting: “My dream during all these years was to give the power and wealth directly to the people.”

    So…another big LIE falls by the wayside, the false image of Ghaddafi the dictator who robs from his people.

    So far we have had pictures of pro-Ghaddafi demonstrations being portrayed as being against him. The professional, foreign and Photoshop nature of anti-Ghaddafi posters being bandied about were noted, along with signs being held upside down by people not knowing the alphabet placed on the signs.

    We have had pictures of one sided battles where heavily armed terrorists are “fighting” with nobody. We have had reports, glaringly false, that Ghaddafi was fleeing the country.

    We have had more than enough reports of bombings against his own people that never happened, as well as attacks against “unarmed civilians” that proved to be incorrect. It is patently obvious that there are no “unarmed civilians” involved in these actions against Ghaddafi, but CIA and other intelligence service mercenaries, foreign elements and Al Qaeda.

    It has been brought to light that the living standard in Libya is the highest in Africa and that Libya was to be commended for its human rights record.

    How many lies do we have to catch them in before somebody in charge buys a clue? It’s no sale!

    They try to portray Ghaddafi as crazy when he speaks of fighting Al Qaeda and now they have to admit it’s true.

    Two documents strongly back Gaddafi on this issue, according to the findings of Alexander Cockburn.

    “The first is a secret cable to the State Department from the US embassy in Tripoli in 2008, part of the WikiLeaks trove, entitled, “Extremism in Eastern Libya,” which revealed that this area is rife with anti-American, pro-jihad sentiment.

    The second document, or rather set of documents, are the so-called Sinjar Records, captured al-Qaeda documents that fell into American hands in 2007. They were duly analysed by the Combating Terrorism Center at the US Military Academy at West Point. Al-Qaeda is a bureaucratic outfit and the records contain precise details on personnel, including those who came to Iraq to fight American and coalition forces and, when necessary, commit suicide.

    The West Point analysts’ statistical study of the al-Qaeda personnel records concludes that one country provided “far more” foreign fighters in per capita terms than any other: namely, Libya.”

    So who is the crazy one? Obviously that gang of lunatics savagely launching attacks on Libya based on the worst collection of lies in the history of the world. If you want to know where they are headed, just look at their track record, littered with genocide, theft and destruction.

    More and more evidence is surfacing that this entire operation has been planned from outside (read U.S. and EU) for quite some time. First surround (Egypt and Tunisia), then invade. Wesley Clarke revealed the laundry list which included Libya.

    In the U.S., there is a particulary motley group of interventionist war mongers who don’t know what they’re doing: Susan Rice, Hillary Clinton and Samantha Power, obviously sexually frustrated and repressed man hating lesbians who want to prove they are he-men.

    We are also seeing attacks on residential areas, many civilians being killed. There have been attacks on Ghaddafi’s living area, a clear attempt at assassination. Today intelligence also reports they plan a ground invasion. The fascists of the west never change. The term “humanitarian bombing” reminds of George Orwell doublespeak.

    One can only heartily agree on Gaddafi’s statement: They are “a group of crazy fascists that will end in the garbage dump of history.”

    History will surely judge them on the same page as Adolph Hitler.

     

     

    Translated from the Portuguese version and appended by:

    Lisa Karpova

    Pravda.Ru

  48. Gaddafi Speech : 7-June -2011
    .par Support for leader of the revolution Muammar Gaddafi, mardi 7 juin 2011, 21:17.Translation of Gaddafi Speech by Admin : اسكندر بيك

    Gaddafi Speech : 7-June -2011

    you are cowards , you will never make the great Libyans Terrorize of you , you can’t Terrorize the enduring Tripoli , Tripoli destroyed Spaniards and Skulaip and South and the Knights of Malta and Byzantium, Romans, Italians are all crashed on the rock Tripoli , Glory to Tripoli , Glory to Libya , Libya faced the deadliest campaign of barbarism and savagery in order Undergo, but we will not go down

    we will not surrender ,We have one option is our land and we are Living on it now , Life or Death or Victory it’s not matter this is our option our land and we will not leave it we will not surrender and we will not sell it ,Ye tyrants, fascists, you are unjust, you, sons of no man’s land(sons of the Sacred) , you are in front of you several options Back to your country , Repentance, you people of the blood, withdrawal, dragged your generations, regret , leave Libya to its people , Libyan people will resolve this battle , And put an end to this series , you will Undergo to the will of Libyan people , Millions Libyan will Crawls and when i say millions i mean Quarter of a million or half a million , Hills-quarters of a million , crawls toward the mountain or any area have armed gangs that gangs whom calling you to open your fire on us , Libyan people will crawls towards the east or the west or wherever gangs is , millions will crawls to disarm them , quarter of a million or half of million will crawls to disarm gangs without fight front of the world and your airplanes will can’t stop those millions crawls , nor gangs can stand on minute facing those millions crawls , we will crawls men , women with our children with our elders to liberal our land and clean our land this is our historic duty , No weakness , No betrayal to our history , we will not betrayal our selves , And poured your fire on us , as you like, you’ll find a coward , we are stronger than your rockets , stronger than your airplanes , our voice are more stronger than the sound of bombing , the will of Libyan is stronger than your Aircraft carriers , it’s not first time you bombing us and then got defeated then regret , I’m speaking Libyan at this hour and i knew Libyans living glorious times and High spirits , Libyans now living glorious time and our generations will be proud of it , Our children and grandchildren are proud of us and of our brave enduring , we will defeat our enemy we don’t care of victory now , and we don’t care of Life or death , we decided to do our duty , Battle imposed on us Injustice and aggression , we weren’t the reason to this battle , we decided to do our duty that we have to do it , our duty for history , for our grandfathers who sacrificed for this land , and for the generations who will live in Libya , you are just Ere in the sea , you are chasing the Mirage , what you want ? Are we hurt you? are we crossed the sea ? why this bombing ? you want us to go down ? GO TO HELL , we will never go down , we are welcoming death , we don’t want to live with NATO , live under your rockets and your airplanes we don’t need it , this is not Life , martyrdom is better million times from such life , Dear Libyan people let your will be more stronger , i know your will is strong , and raise your head , i see youths in Bab Azyzia when they bombed many youths came to Bab Azyzia , this is the Libyan people that you think they will go down , men and women in battle of pride , we don’t care of Life and death we care of our duty , we don’t care if we victory or death , we care of our duty for future , our land and you come to attack us in our land , even Libyan women from anger they come by thousands to train how to use weapons , it’s great Libyan women training how to use guns for battle , you will never defeated armed people , Dernah will raise up , Benghazi will raise up , you know tribes of Berqa who attacked you before , you know how they brave , you offense Benghazi when you visit it , with your dirty men , you want to offense people of Benghazi ,These tribes will wipe the shame , there are no exist for the traitors and of no value to the traitors , those are nothing , People will enduring , i’m speaking and they bombing beside me and airplanes above me but my soul is with God , Go Ahead millions crawls to the west and the east , for our duty.

  49. GOING ROGUE: NATO War Crimes in LibyaPosted: June 7, 2011 by slindauer2010 in Uncategorized
    3 By Susan Lindauer, former US Asset covering Libya at the United Nations

    It’s a story CNN won’t report. Late at night there’s a pounding on the door in Misurata. Armed soldiers force young Libyan women out of their beds at gun-point. Hustling the women and teenagers into trucks, the soldiers rush the women to gang bang parties for NATO rebels—or else rape them in front of their husbands or fathers. When NATO rebels finish their rape sport, the soldiers cut the women’s throats.

    Rapes are now ongoing acts of war in rebel-held cities, like an organized military strategy, according to refugees. Joanna Moriarty, who’s part of a global fact-finding delegation visiting Tripoli this week, also reports that NATO rebels have gone house to house through Misurata, asking families if they support NATO. If the families say no, they are killed on the spot. If families say they want to stay out of the fighting, NATO rebels take a different approach to scare other families. The doors of “neutral homes” are welded shut, Moriarty says, trapping families inside. In Libyan homes, windows are typically barred. So when the doors to a family compound get welded shut, Libyans are entombed in their own houses, where NATO forces can be sure large families will slowly starve to death.

    These are daily occurrences, not isolated events. And Gadhaffi’s soldiers are not responsible. In fact, pro-Gadhaffi and “neutral” families are targeted as the victims of the attacks. Some of the NATO tactics may have occurred in hopes of laying blame on Gadhaffi’s door. However the attacks are back firing.

    Flashback to Serbia

    The events are eerily reminiscent of Serbia’s conflict in the Balkans with its notorious rape camps— Except today NATO itself is perpetrating these War Crimes—as if they have learned the worst terror tactics from their enemies.

    Their actions would be categorized as War Crimes, just like Serb leader, Slobadon Milosevic—except that NATO won’t allow itself to face prosecution. According to NATO, International Law is for the other guy.

    NATO is wrong. So long as NATO governments provide the funding, assault rifles, military training, ground advisers, support vehicles and air power, they are fully responsible for the actions of their soldiers in the war zone. Libya’s rebels are not a rag tag fighting force, either. Thanks to NATO’s largesse, financed by U.S. and British taxpayers, they’re fully decked out in military uniforms, parading through the streets with military vehicles for all the people to see.

    And they do see. In Washington, Congress likes to pretend that America has not become involved in the day to day actualities of military planning. However refugees have observed U.S, British, French and Israeli soldiers standing by as rebel soldiers attack civilians.

    “Rape parties” are the most graphic examples of NATO’s loss of moral control. One weeping father told the fact-finding delegation how a couple of weeks ago NATO rebels targeted seven separate households, kidnapping a virgin daughter from each pro-Gadhaffi family. The rebels were paid for each kidnapped girl, just as they are paid for each Libyan soldier they kill— like mercenary soldiers. They hustled the girls into trucks, and took them to a building where the girls were locked in separate rooms.

    NATO soldiers proceeded to drink alcohol, until they got very drunk. Then the leader told them to rape the virgin daughters in gang bang style. When they’d finished raping the girls, the NATO leader told them to cut the breasts off the living girls and bring the breasts to him. They did this while the girls were alive and screaming. All the girls died hideous deaths. Then their severed breasts were taken to a local square and arranged to spell the word “whore.”

    The grieving father spoke to a convention of workers, attended by the global fact-finding delegation. He was openly weeping, as all of us should. NATO’s offenses in Libya are as terrible and unforgivable as Syria’s castration and mutilation of the 13 year old boy that shocked the world. Yet so long as NATO’s the guilty party, the western media has looked the other way in distaste.

    Some of us are paying attention— We can see that NATO has gone rogue in Libya. And the Libyan people themselves consider it unforgivable. Last week, 2000 Tribal Leaders gathered in Tripoli to draft a Constitution for the country, as demanded by the British government. Notoriously, British warships and U.S. drones pounded the streets of Tripoli with bunker bombs and missiles for days and nights close to where the Tribal Leaders were meeting. From Tripoli, it felt awfully like the British were trying to stop the Libyan people from bringing this Constitution to life.

    Tribal Leaders Condemn British Aggression

    Here’s what those 2,000 Tribal Leaders had to say about British aggression, in a statement approved unanimously on June 3. Sheikh Ali, head of the Tribal Leaders, delivered it to Joanna Moriarty and other members of the global fact finding mission:

    The Libyan people have the right to govern themselves. Constant attacks from the skies, at all hours of the day have completely disrupted the lives of the families of Libya. There has never been any fighting in Tripoli, yet we are bombed every day. We are civilians and we are being killed by the British and NATO. Civilians are people without guns, yet the British and NATO protect only the armed crusaders from the East by acting as their attack army. We have read the UN resolutions and there is no mention of bombing innocent civilians. There is no mention of assassinating the legitimate authorities in all of Libya.

    The Libyan People have the right to select their own leaders. We have suffered occupation by foreign countries for thousands of years. Only in the last 41 years have we Libyans enjoyed property ownership. Only in the last 41 years have we seen our country develop. Only in the last 41 years have we seen all of the Libyans enjoy a better life, and know that our children will have a better life then we have had. But now with the British and NATO bombings of our country, we see the destruction of our new and developed infrastructure.

    We leaders see the destruction of our culture. We leaders see tears in the eyes of our children because of the constant fear from the “rain of terror” in the skies of Libya from the British and NATO bombings. Our old people suffer from heart problems, increased diabetes and loss of vigor. Our young mothers are losing their babies every day because of the stress of the British and NATO bombings. These lost babies are the future of Libya. They can never be replaced. Our armies have been destroyed by the British and NATO bombings. We cannot defend ourselves from attacks from anyone.

    As Tribal Leaders of Libya, we must ask why have the British and NATO decided to wage this war against the Libyan people? There are a small percentage of dissidents in the east of Libya that started an armed insurrection against our legitimate authority. Every country has the right to defend itself against armed insurrection. So why cannot Libya defend itself?

    The Tribal Leaders of Libya demand that all acts of aggression, by the British and NATO, against the Libyan People stop immediately.

    June 3, 2011

    Does that sound like NATO’s got a winning strategy? If so, they should think again. Even if Gadhaffi falls, NATO has no hope of eliminating the entire tribal structure of the Libya, which embraces all families and clans. Instead NATO is losing the battle for the hearts and minds of the people with every missile that smashes into another building.

    Tribal Backlash

    The Libyan people are fighting back. This report arrived from Tripoli today. It is not edited, and describes a backlash in tribal warfare from the City of Darna in the East, where the rebellion is supposed to be strongest:

    People found the body of Martyr Hamdi Jumaa Al-Shalwi in Darna city eastern Libya. His head was cut off and then placed in front of the headquarters of the Internal Security Dernah. That was after being kidnapped from a checkpoint complex Herich. In response to this Al-Shalwi family erected a funeral tent to receive condolences in which the green flag [of Libya] was raised. After the funeral the whole city of Darna rose up with all its tribes which include:- the Abu Jazia family, Al-Shalwi family, The Quba families, Ain Marra families. After that, Al-Shalwi family and Bojazia tribe attacked the headquarters of the Transitional Council and shot all the rats (rebels) and green flags were raised. Furthermore, the son of Sofian Qamom was killed, also two members of Al- Qaeda got killed by residents of the city of Darna. The flag of the Libyan Jamahiriya was raised above Darna after the clashes. _________

    CNN has reported none of this. The corporate media continues to lull Americans into false confidence in the progress of the Libyan War. Americans are way out of the loop as to the failures of the War effort. As a result, Libyans are losing trust in the potential for friendships with the West. An unlikely champion might restore that faith. Right now a team of international attorneys is preparing an emergency grievance on behalf of the Tribal Leaders and the Libyan people. The International Peace Community could contribute substantially to restoring Libya’s faith in the West by supporting this human rights action. Indeed, the Libyan people and Tribal Leaders deserve our support. Together we must demand that NATO face prosecution for War Crimes, citing these examples and others.

    NATO governments must be required to pay financial damages to Libyan families, on par with what the U.S. and Britain would demand for their own citizens under identical circumstances. The world cannot tolerate double standards, whereby powerful nations abuse helpless citizens. The International Geneva Conventions of War must be enforced, and equal force of the law must be applied.

    The Fight for Misurata

    Though attacks are widespread, some of the worst abuses are occurring in Misurata. The City has the only mega port in Libya, and handles transportation for the country, including the largest oil and gas depots. NATO will stop at nothing to take the City.

    Refugees report that the Israeli Star of David flag was draped over the largest Mosque in Misurata on the second day of fighting, actions guaranteed to humiliate and antagonize the local population.

    NATO forces have cut off food and medical supplies throughout Libya. But the seas are plentiful with fish in Mediterranean waters. Brave fishermen have taken their boats out of port, trying to harvest fish for the hungry population. To break their perseverance, American drones and British war planes steadily fire missiles on the fishing boats, deliberately targeting non-military vessels to chase them out of the waters.

    Yet for all of its superior fire power and tactical advantages, NATO still appears to be losing. According to the fact-finding delegation, reporting today, many rebels have left Misurata and have taken boats back to Benghazi. The big central part of Misurata is now free and under central military control. The Libyan people shot down two helicopter gunships near the town of Zlitan. And although Al Jazeera played a grand story about a major uprising against Ghadafi in Tripoli, one of the Tribal leaders’ wives lives on the street that claims to be the center of the demonstration, and declared that she saw no crowds out of her window. Buses pictured in Al Jazeera video do not run in Tripoli.

    One has to ask: What kind of society does NATO think it’s creating, if in fact Gadhaffi can be deposed—which looks very unlikely? Have Washington and London learned nothing from their failure in Iraq? The cruelty and debasement of NATO’s forces is already fueling profound hatreds that will continue for the next generation.

    Who could be proud of such “allies?” Not the Libyan people, surely.

    NATO soldiers are no better than thugs. Anyone else would be labeled terrorists. Most worrisome, NATO’s actions are guaranteed to have serious consequences for long term political stability in Libya. Vendettas are forming between tribes and family clans that will carry over for decades. It is extremely short-sighted and self destructive.

    NATO should take this warning to heart: Its soldiers are not legal-proof. The International Peace Community is already taking action to uphold Libya’s natural rights at the United Nations. Many of us in the International Peace Community shall defend Libya’s women. And we shall demand War Crimes prosecution and major financial damages against NATO governments, on behalf of the people.

    Nobody’s fooled by NATO’s story that Gadhaffi’s the guilty party. We know that Washington, Britain, France, Italy— and Israel are the real culprits.

    The murdered women of Misurata shall have justice. NATO can count on it.

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    Susan Lindauer covered Libya at the United Nations as a U.S. Asset from 1995 to 2003, and started talks for the Lockerbie Trial. She is the author of Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq.

  50. Libyan rebels using Western arms, looting Libyan Central Bank in Benghazi; Evidence of NATO war crimes
    Posted: 2011/06/07
    From: Mathaba
    WAYNE MADSEN: I witnessed a number of seriously injured Libyans and other Africans of all colors, many darker than or having the same skin tone as Barack Obama. Photo: Muammar Qaddafi and Barack Obama Obama and Gadhafi
    WAYNE MADSEN REPORTING Sunday, June 5, 2011
    TRIPOLI, LIBYA – Shortly after Libya’s rebel Interim Transitional National Council (ITNC) seized control of Benghazi, the second-largest Libyan city, they discovered the two keys for the cash vaults of the Libyan Central Bank in the city. However, because of control mechanisms, the cash vault required a third key held at the Libyan Central Bank in Tripoli, the capital. The rebel movement brought in a professional safe cracker from the United Arab Emirates who successfully opened the cash vault safe. The rebels had their hands on $900 million in Libyan dinars and $500.5 million in U.S. dollars.
    According to Central Bank officials in Tripoli, the rebels have now spent or siphoned to their offshore bank accounts the entire Benghazi Central Bank cash reserves. In addition, the rebel movement has squandered millions of euros provided by the Euriopean Union. The rebel’s theft of money is so great, the U.S. Treasury has refused to provide frozen Libyan central government funds to the rebel movement.
    In addition to the Libyan dinars stolen from the Benghazi Central Bank, NATO countries have printed their own Libyan dinars abroad and have made the cash available to the rebels.
    Under Qaddafi’s Libyan Oil Wealth program, every Libyan family received a monthly payment of 500 dinars, their share of Libya’s oil revenues. With the rebels controlling the finances of eastern Libya, families in the east are no longer receiving the oil wealth-sharing payments and the looting of the Central Bank in Benghazi has resulted in no money for civil servants and pensioners.
    Prior to the NATO attack on Libya, Qaddafi was working with other African nations, including that of President Laurent Gbagbo of Cote d’Ivoire, to establish an Africa-wide currency unit under the African Monetary Authority. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his French business friends saw Qaddafi’s move as threatening the collapsing CFA franc, a neo-colonial contrivance used by France to maintain control over their former colonies in Africa. With Gbagbo ousted largely by French troops and Qaddafi under attack by French-and Israeli-backed rebels, Sarkozy and his banker and business friends feel that the CFA franc is safe and plans for the African currency unit are aborted.
    Libya's office of anti-corruption in Tripolli
    A portrait of Muammar Gaddafi hangs in a destroyed office of Libya’s anti-corruption agency following Nato bombing. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images

    One of NATO’s first targets in Tripoli was the Office of Investigation of Corruption in Tripoli. Several of the Qaddafi ministers who defected to the rebels, including the former Justice, Interior, Planning and Economic Development, and Trade and Industry ministers, were being investigated for fraud by the Libyan government. The documents on corruption were backed up, however, and are now stored in a safe location.

    The Libyan rebels, many of whom are Libyan mujaheddin Salafists from Afghanistan and Iraq, including many Libyans captured in Afghanistan and released from detention in Guantanamo, obtained brand new weapons not found in Libyan stockpiles at the outset of their rebellion. Other Salafists crossed into Libya from neghboring Darfur in Sudan.

    Some of the Salafists are members of the Islamic Combatant Group while others have established the “Emirate of Derna” in the east that is under the control of a member of “Al Qaeda” named Sheikh Abdul-Hakim. The INTC has issued Hakim a false Libyan passport. The passport photo shows Hakim with a beard and the Qaddafi government prohibits passport photos showing beards.

    Many of the Islamic mujaheddin groups began their campaign to topple Qaddafi on Facebook. In November 2010, a political officer for the US embassy in Tripoli was expelled for espionage. WMR has learned the diplomat was a CIA agent who was on a liaison mission with a Libyan rebel “sleeper cell” in Ifrane, about 100 miles southwest of Tripoli, when he was caught by Libyan security. Thne CIA’s early involvement with the Libyan rebels, along with early support for the rebels by French and British intelligence, indicates that the Libyan rebellion was not based on events in neighboring Tunisia and Egypt, but was designed to authorize the rebels to move when a favorable situation presented itself. The overthrow of the governments of Tunisia and Egypt provided just the right situation for the CIA and its French and British counterparts.
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    U.S. diplomat Luke Reynolds was expelled from U.S. embassy in Tripoli in Nov. 2010
    Many of the new weapons being used by the rebels are from the Belgian-based arms manufacturer Fabrique Nationale (FN), which has a CIA-connected subsidiary called FNH-USA. (VOD ed.: Click on http://www.fnhusa.com/mil/ to view “patriotic” video showing FNH-USA weapons with soldiers, courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Defense.) One FN rifle, the Fusil Automatique Léger (FAL), is the standard weapon being used by the rebels. The FAL, called the “Right Arm of the Free World” during the Cold War, only uses NATO standard rounds. The weapon was never used by the Libyan Army, which relied on Soviet weaponry. Claims by NATO that the rebels are using Libyan weapons captured from army arsenals and caches are, therefore, false.

    Libyan rebels are also using U.S.-produced machine guns chambered for NATO rounds.

    There are also reports that rebels have agreed to recognize Israel and allow Israel to maintain a 30-year lease for a military base in eastern Libya that would be used to check the Egyptian military should a future breakdown in Israeli-Egyptian relations occur.

    NATO WAR CRIMES

    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.

    The 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 why 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.

    NATO 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.
    Obama dining
    Obama laughing at White House Correspondents’ Dinner while Gadhafi’s son and grandchildren are murdered

    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 Correspndents’ Dinner in Washington.

    Obama’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. Although 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 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 grand children, along with a family friend.
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    Wayne Madsen: NATO war crimes in Libya exposed Posted: 2011/06/07
    From: Source
    STOP NATO
    Report from Tripoli by Wayne Madsen

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    Tripoli (Libya): 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.

    The 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 why 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.

    NATO 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 Correspndents’ Dinner in Washington.

    Obama’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.

    Clock frozen in time at Gadhafi's house
    The US missiles struck the Qaddafi home at 8:09 pm Tripoli time. The clock was frozen at the time of the attack.

    Above, tracing the footsteps that Muammar Qaddafi took from his wife’s residence to his grand children’s petting zoo at the rear of the backyard. Moments after Qaddafi left the residence for the mini-zoo, NATO missiles struck the residence in a residential and diplomatic quarter of Tripoli, killing his son and three grandchildren and a neighbor’s boy who was visiting. There are still small body parts lying underneath the rubble of the residence.
    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. Although 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 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 grand children, along with a family friend.
    Source: WayneMadsenReport.com
    PHOTOS:
    Debris from one of the US missiles that was used to try to kill Muammar Qaddafi.
    missile debris at home
    The remains of a bathtub blown several hundred feet away from the Qaddafi home into the yard.
    bathtub remains blown in yard
    The garment Colonel Qaddafi was wearing in the living room before he left for the backyard mini-zoo.
    Gadhafi's cloak
    Qaddafi’s wife’s handbag and some of their outer clothing blown several hundred feet from the bedroom of the home.
    Mr & Mrs. Gadhafi outer garb blown-out
    The Pentagon insists that the Qaddafi residence was a “military command center”, like everything they have been bombing.
    Perhaps the Pentagon mistook the above equipment for what the Pentagon brass trains on every day?
    Gadhafi' backyard kiddie-gym
    A piece of reinforced concrete was propelled through the living room wall from the adjacent bedroom area of the Qaddafi house.
    reinforced concrete destroyed
    One of the fortunate but still traumatized survivors of the children’s petting zoo.
    baby gazell of Gadafi children's surviving pets
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    Day 81: Updates on War Against Libya and Africa, June 7

    NATO air strikes targete various sites around Tripoli

    Lockerbie: Attack or a trick?

    Lockerbie: Attack or a trick?
    Posted: 2011/06/07
    From: Source
    An old item from 2007 revisited. Remember Lockerbie was the excuse for a decade of unjust sanctions against Libya, that has still not been atoned, accounted, nor compensated: and now a new all-out aggression. Why can’t they leave Gaddafi alone? All because of The Green Book.

    The Lockerbie bombing case has fascinated the world since Pan AM Flight 103 exploded and fell back to earth. But in light of the SCCRC recommending a second appeal for the man convicted of the atrocity The Firm’s reporter Steven Raeburn has uncovered potential evidence that could further see the finger of blame point much closer to home.

    On the 28 June, Robbie the Pict, who spearheaded the campaign leading to the reversal of the tolling regime on the Skye Bridge, sent a letter to new First Minister Alex Salmond, which he copied to Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill, Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini, and Solicitor General Frank Mulholland. It contained an extract, reproduced below, from the Zeist transcript of the trial of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, whose conviction for the Lockerbie atrocity has been referred back to the High Court for review, on the basis that a miscarriage of justice may have occurred.

    Robbie has looked at the trial transcript and proceedings, and followed the case closely, together with his neighbour and fellow campaigner Dr Jim Swire, representing UK Families 103.

    Swire believes Megrahi to be innocent and Robbie has concluded there is sufficient evidence to warrant a fresh investigation, focusing not on a terrorist bombing but on an accident on board the ill-fated airliner. This thesis, if correct, has far reaching implications for the actions of the US, UK and Scottish Governments, and officials within the Crown Office. It requires the open-minded reader to step through the looking glass into the potentially murky world of government intelligence, covert operations and geo-politics, and consider the events of 21 December 1988 from an entirely fresh, disturbing perspective.
    Robbie\’s letter begins by looking at a portion of the trial transcript.

    Extract from evidence given by DC Alexander McLean, working in Sector B. (P 339)

    McLean: We encountered one or two difficulties, sir. And one of the major ones was that on the aircraft there was a million sewing machine needles being conveyed and they landed with the fuselage in the sector – B Sector. And unknown to us at the time, one or two officers got pricked with the needles. And so eventually we had to spread a very large tarpaulin right along the site and move forward sort of by inch by inch.
    Q: The sewing machine needles were being carried as cargo on the aircraft?
    McLean: That\’s correct, sir.
    Q: I understand. And they were distributed around the site as a consequence?
    McLean: Yes. They caused a bit of a hazard, and that was the reason that the recovery of the bodies just took a wee bit longer than it would have done if we hadn\’t encountered such a hazard.

    The above evidence seems to have been missed by all concerned but is worthy of further examination. A million sewing machine needles weigh up to three-quarters of a ton. Who would pay airfreight charges to fly needles to America, when sea freight is so obviously cheaper? Who was the sender? Who was the end-user? Where is the bill of lading, invoice and the delivery note? Is there an insurance claim by the sender?

    Why did the Police put a ‘needles warning’ in the Daily Record on 27 December 1988, claiming that these were potentially contaminated hypodermics which should not be picked up? Who sends almost a ton of contaminated hypodermics to New York by air just prior to Christmas?

    Alternatively, it is remarkable how similar an electric sewing machine needle is to a flechette. This weapon of terror is also less than two inches long, has a flattened portion in the centre instead of a thread hole and has small flights to ensure stability. Known as a ‘terrain denial weapon of terror’ it is dispersed in packs of thousands in an omni-directional scything motion. Witnesses have described victims as both “flayed alive” and “cut to burger-size pieces”. Royal Ordnance, at that time state-owned, were specialist packers of such warheads. There is apparently an art in lacing the layers of needles with the explosive to achieve the correct effect. The missile known as the Lockheed Hydra 70 is equipped to use such warheads.

    However, in the development period from the early 1980s up until at least 1992 such missiles were having serious problems with ‘RadHaz’: their electrical components, although very sophisticated, were also very sensitive to extraneous electrical influence, commonly called ‘radiation hazard’. In layman’s terms it was equivalent to a neighbour’s garage door remote switching off your TV every time he used it, an unwanted side effect.

    It is perhaps highly significant that the Maid of the Seas exploded during exchanges with Prestwick, when her navigator would be involved in relatively lengthy broadcasts confirming the flight path to be used across the North towards JFK Airport. No attention at all appears to have been given to this most obvious starting point in any investigation. Instead, we have a rush to judgment in favour of a fantastic conspiracy theory with huge flaws in the technical evidence.

    Looked at rationally the actual evidence instead suggests an accident. The accident is terrible in its cause, its nature, its consequences and its implications but it is nonetheless an accident. It is of course illegal to carry munitions of war in a civil aircraft, especially if secretly. There would be serious questions concerning liability and culpability.

    The testimony of one eyewitness at the crash site strengthens Robbie’s claim that Pan Am 103 may not have been brought down by a bomb at all, but by accidental misfiring of mainstream weaponry components carried illicitly on the plane.

    John Parkes is a former soldier, MOD contractor, and consultant and designer of bomb blast mitigation techniques. He travelled to the scene that night from Edinburgh and returned to assist in the rescue and clear up operations that followed. He has nearly 40 years’ experience of explosives engineering.

    Parkes was asked to examine the bodies of three victims in the improvised mortuary at Lockerbie Ice Rink prior to post mortem. The first victim Parkes examined was a child, perhaps nine years of age. The rear of her body showed fragmentation strikes, pieces of metal penetrating her skin. Their distribution, the blast shadowing caused by her seat, and in particular, minute holing in her socks which revealed a chemical propellant, all confirmed a specific blast signature. It revealed the type of explosive and where it was situated in relation to the girl. The holing and fragmentation in particular are not characteristic of Semtex or similar explosives, he says, and rule out a Semtex blast as the cause of the wounding.

    Nor did he believe the wounds were caused by the disintegration of the plane on its descent. The fragments were propelled at high velocity; explosively driven. Pathologist Anthony Busutil, who examined the same body, concluded that what Parkes witnessed was caused by “scraping” as the body impacted the gravel of Dumfriesshire after her five-mile freefall.

    Flight 103 was a modified Boeing 747 built in 1970 but refitted in 1987 to become part of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF), which according to the Air Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) \”enabled the aircraft to be quickly converted for carriage of military freight containers on the main deck during times of national emergency”. This requires reinforcement of the floor and structure, and the planes are then used to ferry troops, munitions and military equipment. Such modified CRAF planes were used for the mass deployment of troops in the run up to the Gulf War. The possibility that a CRAF modified US jumbo such as PA103 was ferrying pallets of weapons – in 1988 during the Iran-Contra era – is supported by unbroadcast news footage of the iconic nosecone section of the plane, which shows that the structure appears to have been peppered by high impact shrapnel strikes penetrating the crossbeam struts.

    Sophisticated military weaponry relies on electronic triggering and jamming to function as designed. Many surface-to-air missiles are sensitive to long VHF frequency transmissions, which can cause weaponry to function and detonate.
    If the US was ferrying weaponry on a civilian aircraft, resulting in 270 deaths on UK soil, it becomes apparent why the two governments would try to conceal this information.

    The AAIB report, the official investigation into the cause of the crash, is imprecise about the most crucial time index of the entire flight, the moment when the explosion took place.

    As Pan Am 103 crossed into the Shannon/Prestwick air traffic control zone it was required to switch to VHF2 transmission, for which there is a specific procedure. The report is inconsistent about who is talking to whom, contradictory about when communication started, vague about whether communication was one or two way between the plane and control, and contradictory about timing and transmission details.

    Despite the obfuscation, it is clear that the explosives event on the plane took place during the time index when Pan Am 103 was in contact with Shanwick, having switched to using VHF2. It is unclear from the report whether or not the crew had made the long return call to Shanwick; the transmission from the aircraft itself that could have triggered any electronically sensitive munitions that were being carried.

    Parkes made extensive efforts to pass his findings to the Crown Office, to MSPs, MPs, the defence teams and to news agencies. MP Phil Gallie raised the matter with Lord Advocate Colin Boyd. The Scotsman reported Parkes’s claims in August 2006, and they also received coverage from The Herald following Megrahi’s conviction, but before the appeal.

    The Lord Advocate’s response to Phil Gallie pointed out that the defence team did not lead evidence during the trial to contradict the findings of the AAIB report. What he did not do was explain why his department didn’t act upon Parkes’s findings once they had been passed them. That was March 2001.

    Jim Swire repeated his call for an independent inquiry on 28 June, the day the SCCRC referred the case back to the High Court. An inquiry that Labour promised in opposition, and which has, after over ten years in office in Westminster, not materialised. Given the possibility of taint within the Scottish judiciary, the UK and US Governments, the Crown Office, and at senior political level if the Parkes scenario is borne out, one can only hope such an inquiry can be convened at all.

    The conclusions of the UN-appointed special observer to the trial were not widely reported after the conviction, but they are resonant with both the hypothesis that Pan Am 103 was the victim of a mid-air accident and the SCCRC’s decision to refer the case back to the High Court for a second appeal.

    Dr Hans Kochler published his findings at the conclusion of the trial, saying that the presence of US and Libyan government representatives \”gave the trial a highly political aura that should have been avoided by all means\”. To him it appeared that an \”incomprehensible\” verdict of convenience had been reached, to yield a politically motivated solution. \”The air of international power politics is present in the whole verdict. There is not one single piece of material evidence linking the two accused to the crime,\” Kochler concluded.

    The presence of US Department of Justice representatives sitting with the prosecution, and Libyan government representatives sitting with the defence, \”leads to the suspicion that political considerations may have been overriding a strictly judicial evaluation of the case\”. He described witnessing openly exercised influence from the part of \”actors outside the judicial framework\”, concluding that \”the trial, seen in its entirety, was not fair, and was not conducted in an objective manner.\”

    On 14 October 2005, Kochler called for a full public inquiry. The falsification of evidence he witnessed, selective presentation, manipulation and interference were \”criminal offences in any country, and the possible criminal responsibility of people involved in the Lockerbie trial should be carefully studied by prosecution authorities.\” Nothing less than a crime, he says, took place in Camp Zeist.

    Before the Scottish, UK or US governments start looking for another group of suspects, the crucial question to be asked is why was the case allowed to be brought in the first place when the supporting evidence was so manifestly inadequate?

    It is clear that the Scottish Crown Office proceeded with the indictment of Megrahi and Fhimah on the basis of assurances from the CIA, given well in advance of the trial, that they possessed a star witness, Abdul Majid Giaka, who claimed to be able to positively identify them both and link them to the atrocity. Scottish authorities believed the witness would be credible. He was not. Almost his entire testimony was dismissed and it was discovered that his cooperation had been conditional upon receiving payment from the US authorities, who knew from the outset he was a fantasist. This information was only given to the prosecution very late during the trial.

    Perhaps in hindsight the trial should have been halted at that stage. But after Scotland’s largest ever criminal investigation, the lengthy diplomatic debate over the release of the suspects, a 19-month trial under international scrutiny, the pressure to conclude and convict was on.

    Jim Swire received a remarkable insight while at a meeting with UK Families 103 at the US embassy in London. “One of our number was told by an official on the US Commission of Inquiry, in an aside that \”your government and mine know exactly what happened, but they\’re never going to tell\”.

    This admission to the families group reinforces the doubts raised by the UN observer, that the trial was politically, not judicially motivated. And if the flight was downed by the accidental detonation of munitions, the motives of the UK, the US and latterly Libyan governments become clearer, in the light of Kochler’s analysis.

    Dr Kochler observed Libyan Governmental collusion in the trial, and half-hearted if not feeble efforts by the defence team, who firstly dropped their special defence, which incriminated the Iranian/Syrian terror group the PFLP, then compounded this by only calling three defence witnesses, including the accused themselves, who offered no testimony. \”It puts into question the credibility of the defence’s actions and motives,\” he said.

    While clearing the way for Megrahi to appeal, the SCCRC reiterate not only selected grounds for his conviction, but they also go to some lengths to ensure that central planks of the prosecution case, that had become subject to considerable doubt, are reinforced. The SCCRC specifically stress their faith in the testimony of discredited forensic witness Allan Feraday. The verdicts have been overturned in three separate cases in which he gave evidence, yet the SCCRC state they are satisfied that the evidence he supplied in the Lockerbie trial, was \”different in nature\” from evidence he gave in cases that were later overturned. The English courts no longer consider him credible, but the SCCRC affirm that the Scottish High Court should.

    The acquittal of co-accused Fhimah, and the conviction of Megrahi on the same indictment that contended they had to have acted in concert, rendered the verdict incomprehensible to Kochler and Robert Black, among other legal observers. Tam Dalyell once said that one has to almost be a “Professor of Lockerbie Studies” to comprehend the detail of this complex story, which has arguably become impenetrable to the public at large. Kochler and Swire’s repeated calls for a public inquiry have yet to be answered, but such an inquiry may allow the circumstances of the event to be fully examined in a way that was not achieved by the trial process.

    That a miscarriage of justice may have taken place has now been accepted by the Commission. Logically, if Megrahi did not bring the plane down, the question remains: how did it happen? It is also now appropriate to ask what forces operated to allow the conviction to occur on the basis of what is now acknowledged to have been a flawed case. Claims of a cover up at Lockerbie, well supported from the Parliamentary and public record, have fuelled various alternative explanations for the cause of the event. They are based on documented reports that evidence was planted at Lockerbie, that Police notebooks were destroyed, and evidence removed from the scene without examination. The Observer’s Paul Foot reported that Dr David Fieldhouse certified and labelled 59 dead bodies under police supervision. His labels were replaced with 58 ‘official’ labels, and the 59th body disappeared. Allan Faraday, who led evidence about a recovered bomb fragment, is no longer considered accredited. And other material gathered from test explosions was erroneously presented to the trial as actual recovered evidence from the site.

    These reports raise questions rather than support conclusions. However, the key question that is not being asked is why was Megrahi scapegoated, and who in Scotland permitted it? Kochler overtly claimed US and Libyan officials in the courtroom influenced the trial to yield a politically motivated outcome. Robert Black disagrees but does conclude that more subtle pressures may have been felt by the presiding judges. \”It has been suggested to me, very often by Libyans, that political pressure was placed upon the judges,\” he said.

    \”I don’t think for a minute that political pressure of that nature was placed on the judges. What happened, I think, was that it was internal politics in Scotland. Prosecutions in Scotland are brought by the Lord Advocate. Until just a few years ago, one of the other functions of the Lord Advocate in Scotland was that he appointed all Scottish judges. I think what influenced these judges was that they thought that if both of the Libyans accused are found not guilty, this will be the most fiendish embarrassment to the Lord Advocate.\”

    In other words, after 12 years, an 18-month trial, extensive political wrangling, and seismic shifts in international relations even to accommodate the trial, somebody had better swing. With devolution bedding in, an SNP administration at Holyrood and the introduction of the Judicial Appointments Board breaking the link between the Government and the Judiciary, it is now debatable whether those same pressures exist. The outcome of the second appeal, and the emergence or otherwise of a full independent inquiry, will be the test of the integrity of Scottish justice. #
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      • Aisha Gaddafi Files Second Complaint Against NATO for War Crimes

        Aisha Gaddafi, the daughter of Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi,

        says that asking her father to leave office and the North African state is an insult to all citizens of the country., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
        Gaddafi’s daughter lodges 2nd complaint

        Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:22AM

        Aisha Gaddafi has filed a second complaint against NATO and France over “war crimes” in Libya.

        Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi’s daughter has filed a second war crimes complaint against NATO and France over airstrikes that killed family members, including three children.

        Aisha Gaddafi’s lawyer said she filed the complaint in the French capital, Paris, on Friday, which was related to an April 30 NATO attack on Libya’s capital of Tripoli that killed the Libyan ruler’s youngest son, Seif al-Arab, and three grandchildren, Reuters reported.

        According to her French lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre, the complaint also accused French Defense Minister Gerard Longuet and President Nicolas Sarkozy backing the NATO operations of “war crimes” and “assassination.”

        Coutant-Peyre said Gaddafi’s daughter asked her to file the complaint with a prosecution service in Paris.

        On Tuesday, Aisha Gaddafi lodged a similar complaint in Brussels. Coutant-Peyre said she was to meet with her in Libya this week.

        NATO is tasked with implementing a no-fly zone over Libya in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1973, which was approved in March.

        An estimated 10,000 to 15,000 people have been killed in four months of fighting in Libya, according to Cherif Bassiouni, who led a UN Human Rights Council mission to Tripoli and the opposition-controlled areas in late April.

        NATO has decided to extend its military operations in Libya until the end of September this year. The military alliance was previously scheduled to stop the war at the end of June.
        Posted by Pan-African News Wire at 2:29 AM

  51. Uranium in Libya
    Telesur informs us that Dr. Ali Gsant Doctor Atomic Energy says there are large concentrations of depleted uranium in Libya. Depleted uranium is on the ground, in the air, especially in the dust and sand that moves.
    I hope the people still retain a bit of common sense and can think of the Libyans and Libya can understand what this actually means and not for now but for the future of Libya and the Libyans.

    NATO destroys and kills the Libyans and Libya but not enough and wants to sweep the country for many years. How can the good people of the world accept these atrocities without opening your mouth? Is there any country with a bit of ethics? “Everybody’s human ights The two-olvidasdo?.
    The armed rebels / alkaeda habaln to divide the country and sold to Israel, France etc.. and NATO destroys, kills and contaminated with uranium to extinguish life in this wonderful country so punished along d ela story because all the Western countries’ human rights defenders “democrats” they forget that the Libyans are people , with family, feeling their own country and own their future.
    Italy destroyed and killed thousands of Libyans, USA bombed and killed a daughter of Libyan Ghadafi and many more that are not accounted for as if they were flies, USA punished with isolation and has prepared an entire press against Libya to Throughout all these years because the goal was to eliminate this country. Now they have teamed up with criminals and traitors and disrespectful, unethical, and with all the perversion that may exist in the world want to destroy and kill the Libyans and Libya.
    Never, never forget this aberration history of our country that we call “democratic.” There is no greater perversion and I assure you that Hitler was a white dove against the perversion of NATO, ie Western governments that compose it.
    Nobody in their right mind can support this atrocity and the destruction of a country unless he is murderer like them.
    Posted by Eleanor at 00:24

  52. Looks as if NATO/USA are turning Tripoli and a good portion of Libya into a radioactive rubble heap—and no one is protesting who has any voice what-so-ever. I think the world has gone totally mad! Where is compassion? What is man, if he cannot stand up for his brothers and for the good?? There is so much evil prevailing! How much more destruction will God see before He intervenes and defends His children? Please pray for the Jamahiriya and the Gadhafi family & ALL LIBYA!

  53. All I can do is constantly pray for the Jamahiriya and the Gadhafi family. I do not know what else to do. No one I know wants to listen to me. They say that I am obsessed with a “mad-man’s ideas…and others say that they “are just not interested”! How can people be so cold—especially when it concerns something so important to humanity? How can anyone sanction NATO and what they are doing? Why cannot people even read anymore. Why do so many refuse to read THE GEEN BOOK? Why are people so brainwashed or stubborn? Does not anyone anymore have the gift of “discernment” anymore to tell when someone is lying; and who is inherently GOOD? As Gadhafi himself said, do not Christians any more believe in the Beatitudes? Does not anyone care what God thinks of them? Does anyone, as Putin said, care to pray for the salvation of their souls [of those who have hurt innocents]? Are all the West’s leaders GREEDY, NWO servants? Cannot one world leader stand-up and declare the truth and not go along with the takeover?
    Are they just going to let the NAZIs take over the world?

    Remember, that in 1969, it was a BLOODLESS revolution — only one was sacrificed, and it was by accident…..THERE WAS NO BLOODSHED with Moammar Gadhafi. “The Guide” is a true “son of God”! He practices 100% what he believes. There is no contradiction in him. He deserves everyones respect and to be humbly honored. He has made great sacrifices and given 42+ years of his life into helping his people and humanity. He has given mankind so many gifts and personal treasures…IF ONLY ONE CAN BE ATTENTIVE and see and accept what he has been inspired to give us all—and in particular, the African Continent.

  54. NATO’s 50 terrorist strikes a day
    Posted: 2011/06/09
    From: Mathaba

    How would they feel and what would they do if marauding gangs of Islamist fanatics perpetrated terrorist acts in their countries?

    Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
    Pravda.Ru
    On Tuesday the British Foreign Secretary William Hague told the House of Commons “We are flying fifty missions per day”. The sheer cold-blooded evil of NATO’s leaders is by now apparent, as for them shards of glass flying through babies’ lungs, shrapnel piercing the throats of three-year-olds and little girls and boys tortured to death by the sub-human filth they have sided with, the armed Islamist terrorists led by Al-Qaeda capo Hasidi, mean nothing.

    Fifty missions per day. Fifty terrorist strikes per day. Depleted uranium released into the Libyan atmosphere leaving swathes of territory contaminated outside the theatre of war (illegal and in breach of the Geneva conventions), acts of criminal damage without any declaration of war (war crimes, who is going to pay for this? You do not go into someone else’s country and bomb infrastructures, destroying government and private property then act as if nothing had happened. Someone will have to PAY for this) and acts of murder, including those of civilians and children. Those responsible will be brought before courts of law, tried and judged for their crimes.

    It is by now patently obvious from the wealth of information available on the Internet (not diatribes or false accusations but photographic evidence and videos on you.tube and other sources) that the NATO campaign is based upon a false flag attack. It was not the Libyan Government forces that started it – it was the so-called “rebels” (see the photos) sorry! Unarmed civilians – I mean, look at them! – who massacred Government forces and migrant workers.

    Among those massacred by these Islamist fanatics were children – hacked to bits with machetes. No wonder Colonel Gaddafi never trusted the “bearded fanatics” as he calls them, from Benghazi. Come to think of it, why does anyone else trust them? After all they are led by an Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, who was arrested for belonging to Al-Qaeda and who recruited young men from Benghazi to be suicide bombers in Iraq and to fight NATO in Afghanistan.

    So why is NATO now lining up alongside these monsters and using formerly reputable news sources to spread lies incriminating Colonel Gaddafi who in March was due to receive a prize from the UNO precisely for his humanitarian record? We know why – he was doing too much to help the African Union, and in so doing was cheesing off too many western bankers and those with vested interest in the status quo. Enter AFRICOM, the US plan for the domination of Africa, which Gaddafi had refused to accept.

    The cyber war ongoing is closing down the evidence produced by those inside Libya fighting against this Islamist scourge and there are many links that close as soon as they are posted on the Internet. It is called Freedom of Expression (interesting how the USA complains when its systems are hacked, but what about the attack on Iran’s Internet system?) However, some survive.

    The footage of rebels cutting out the heart of a Libyan government soldier and burning it has suffered a cyber terrorist attack, as has the one of a Libyan civilian having his head cut off in the street. See the links below for extensive photographs of Libya’s “unarmed civilians” and footage of horrific atrocities committed by the terrorists NATO is protecting.

    More and more people stand up for Gaddafi

    African Americans have launched an appeal to prevent the murder of Muammar al-Qathafi by NATO. Freedom Party Coordinator of Brooklyn, Omowale Clay, declared today in Brooklyn, New York, (where a rally was held): “As Freedom Party members and supporters, we know all too well the power of the media to make you think your friends are enemies and your enemies friends . Thus the media campaign to demonize Libya’s leader, Colonel Muammar Qadaffi.”

    “He has provided the resources so that Africa could have an independent satellite system. He has said ‘No’ to the establishment of a US military command (Africom) on the African continent,” Clay said.

    “The West is determined to regain control of Africa’s oil and other vast natural resources. They are campaigning to RECOLONIZE Africa. Daily they are closing in on their clearly-stated goal of achieving regime change in Libya by assassinating its leader, Colonel Muammar Qadaffi.”

    “As conscious African people, we cannot stand idly by and let this happen. We need you and at least two other people you can bring to rally in front of the Harlem State Office Building, this Wednesday.”

    In Nigeria, attacks are to be launched against agents representing the axis of evil committing acts of terrorism, murder and criminal damage in Libya. MEND – Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, has declared the western oil companies operating in the area from countries perpetrating the terrorist attacks in Libya and supporting the Benghazi-based Islamist terrorists as targets.

    MEND spokesperson Jomo Gbomo was quoted by PANA agency saying that:

    “The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger delta (MEND) observes with outrage the involvement of the ENI group of Italy in the attacks on the innocent citizens of Libya by Western nation’s intent on plundering the mineral resources of that nation.

    “The ENI group has actively participated in the theft of oil in the Niger Delta for decades, assisting the Nigerian military in its scorched earth and genocidal actions against the justice-seeking citizens of the Niger Delta. ENI and its subsidiaries are simply thieves and cheap opportunists.”

    “Why have these Western nations ignored the bombing of villages and civilians in the Niger Delta by the Nigerian military? If they are so concerned about the removal of dictators in Africa why do they enjoy good relationships with dictators in Angola and Equatorial Guinea?

    “’In solidarity with the oppressed people of Libya, we vow this day to henceforth pursue the complete destruction of all investment owned by ENI group in Nigeria and urge all around Africa to do likewise,” MEND said.

    MEND promises “a very violent storm” in the Niger Delta.

    As usual, to every action, there is a reaction. NATO’s terrorist attacks in Libya, favouring one side in an internal conflict, was bound to create imbalances. It is not too late for NATO to allow the African Union to mediate and for the Libyan people to solve their own problems.

    Today’s cost: In addition to the 1.7 billion USD already spent by Britain in this murderous act of slaughter against forces which cannot defend themselves (utter cowardice from NATO’s part) today (Wednesday) there were a further 66 terrorist strikes, totaling some 10,000,000 dollars. Sorry, Mrs. Brown, we cannot afford your anti-cancer therapy any more. We have to bomb children in Libya because we have to defend armed Islamist terrorists (sorry, unarmed civilians) against “Gaddafi”.

    And Mrs. Brown, enjoy the 200-pound hike in your energy bill in September.

    The camera does not lie:

    Libya, NATO and terrorism: Shocking images of “rebel” atrocities
    05.06.2011
    NATO has painted itself into a corner in Libya. Its daily acts of terrorism against Libyan civilians, its acts of murder against Libyan children and its flagrant breach of international law make Obomber, Cameron and Sarkozy war criminals. Why are they not sitting alongside General Mladic in The Hague? pravda 1

    There exists something called international law and like it or not – and we have all seen how the USA and UK, principally, flout it at every turn (Iraq, Serbia) – even the countries belonging to NATO, the most hated organisation on the planet, imposed upon the citizens without any iota of constitutional validity, are bound to follow its precepts.

    The precepts of international law are as perfectly simple to follow as they are clear to read. The band of murderous countries currently conducting the illegal act of butchery in Libya are signatories to the United Nations Charter and this is crystalline in the terms and conditions involving an armed insurrection inside a sovereign state. Third parties are not allowed to take sides. Only those with criminal intentions would bend and flout international law in siding with terrorists – and why has there been no similar action against other countries fighting extremists?
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    Libyan Revolution is staged, aided, financed and abetted from abroad and this is patently obvious in the way it began – not inside the capital, Tripoli, but in the endemically separatist Benghazi, among a band of heavily armed Islamist fanatics whose militancy and racism have long been apparent and also along the already secured western frontier. Enter some SEALS into Misrata and we have a made-in-the-USA Revolution with its backers Washington’s poodle and former colonial master, Britain and Sarko “I want your oil” the Psycho.

    NATO has sided with these criminals, murderers and thieves – rascals from the dregs of Libyan society, who themselves fought against NATO in Afghanistan and Iraq. What are that prissy snob Cameron, the bald-headed wonder William “Hey! I ain’t gay!” Hague, that monumentally disappointing and treacherous Obomber, that lying Hillary War Zone Clinton female and that revolting little Napoleon, Sarko the Psycho doing cavorting with terrorists?

    Having taken sides, NATO has broken the law. Moreover, the remit under UNSC Resolutions 1970 and 1973 (2011) is for the policing of a no-fly zone. Whoever gave the order to murder Colonel Gaddafi’s grandchildren was policing what no-fly zone exactly? Furthermore, why has the act of war not received the go-ahead from the UN Military Commission and if it is not an act of war, then what is the legality of strikes on civilian targets?

    Somewhere along the line there is a criminal case against the above-mentioned Obama, Clinton, Hague, Cameron and Sarkozy. If The Hague does not recognise this case, then it is acting in breach of international law, is partial and therefore has no right whatsoever to judge General Ratko Mladic. Either there is one set of weights and measures which apply to all or else the notion that international law exists is nonsensical, and ipso facto, The Hague has no legitimacy whatsoever.

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    Now we turn to the shocking atrocities committed by the Libyan terrorists. Following are some videos which the bought media has tried to suppress. I would urge Messrs. Hague, Cameron and Sarkozy to look at them (I shall not bother with Obomber and Clinton, they’d probably just laugh). In these videos, you can see some horrifically shocking images of children slaughtered and hacked to pieces by the Libyan “rebels” (sorry, “unarmed civilians”).

    Viewer discretion is recommended.

    Here is a video of the butchery and rape of little girls. Viewer discretion recommended.

    How do the citizens of the UK, France and the USA feel about their governments siding with these monsters, lying about Gaddafi’s forces attacking unarmed civilians when all they were doing was fighting Islamist terrorists? How do the citizens of these countries feel about the millions upon millions of their taxpayers’ hard-earned wages being squandered on this monumental miscalculation, at best, and criminal act of collusion, at worst?

    How many times have Sarkozy, Obomber and Cameron said there is no funding for hospitals, schools and social services, when all the time they know that the cost of a military aircraft is 50,000 USD per hour, per aircraft. Sorry, Mr. Smith we cannot afford your cancer treatment, I am afraid you will have to die.
    And the people of the United States of America, Britain and France just sit back and do nothing? Kind of makes them guilty by association does it not?

    And just before we finish, proof that Cameron, Hague, Obomber, Clinton and Sarkozy are incompetent to be in their jobs: the whole footage which sparked off their reaction was based on a false flag event: it was not the Libyan Government forces firing on civilians. Watch:

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    Photos: Unarmed civilians being brutally attacked by Colonel Gaddafi. What would Obomber, Camoron or that disgusting little Napoleon do if a band of Islamist fanatics ran amok in their countries? OK we know the answer. They’d collude with them. Muammar al-Qathafi however is more of a man. He fights. He was after all the first international leader to issue an arrest warrant against bin Laden and Al-Qaeda. The USA was then his ally. Time for an ethical foreign policy and doing the decent thing. NATO, stop! NOW!

    Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
    Pravda.Ru

    For those who support the Libyan “Opposition”
    02.06.2011
    Maybe those who refuse to call the Libyan Opposition terrorists and instead continue to accuse the forces of the Libyan Government of attacking innocent civilians – see the photos accompanying this piece – could answer some of the questions posed in this article. If not, then maybe they could ask themselves why they are supporting Islamist terrorists.

    Under which United Nations resolution did NATO get the right to murder civilians? Why did NATO murder Colonel Gaddafi’s son if their remit was to impose a no-fly zone to protect civilians? Why did NATO murder three of Colonel Gaddafi’s grandchildren? Why has there been no accountability for the murder of innocent children? Why is nobody calling Cameron, Sarkozy or Obama a cold-blooded child murderer? pravda 5

    Why is NATO trying to murder Colonel Gaddafi? Why have the leaders of this act of butchery changed their tune, starting off by declaring that “This is not about removing Gaddafi” (Cameron) to now describing him as a legitimate target? Why is NATO targeting civilian structures, as it did in Iraq, with military hardware?
    Why did the Libyan “Revolution” start on the frontiers where Revolutions had already occurred in Tunisia and Egypt and in Misrata where NATO military personnel deployed through the port? Why are NATO personnel on the ground when NATO is not allowed to deploy troops? Why are western mercenaries being deployed inside Libya?is NATO taking sides in a civil war? Does NATO not know that it is illegal to get involved in an internal conflict? Does NATO know that the UNO cannot under any circumstances permit the use of force against a sovereign nation unless it is attacking its neighbours? Why has NATO accused the Libyan government of using cluster bombs against its own population when:

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    Why are 90% of the Libyan tribes on the side of Colonel Gaddafi? Why are the Benghazi based terrorists called “The Rats” by the population of Libya? Why are they for the most part anonymous? Why did they ask NATO to bomb the building where the records of their corruption were kept?

    What is the role of Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi inside the rebellion? Does NATO know he has links to Al-Qaeda? Does NATO know he was arrested for fighting alongside Al-Qaeda against the American and British forces in Afghanistan? Does NATO know that he recruited terrorists to be suicide bombers in Iraq? Does NATO know where most of the suicide bombers in Iraq came from? Answer: Benghazi. pravda 7

    Why are French lawyers preparing to launch a case against Sarkozy for crimes against humanity? pravda 7

    Who was the first international leader to issue an arrest warrant for Osama bin laden and Al-Qaeda? Answer: Muammar al-Qathafi. Who was the African leader who financed African satellites so that Africans would not be saddled with a payment of 500 million USD a year, every year, to use Western satellites? Answer: Muammar al-Qathafi. Who was the African leader behind the African Union so that Africa could find the solutions to its problems? Answer: Muammar al-Qathafi.

    Who was the African leader who launched an ambitions telemedicine programme benefiting all Africans? Answer: Muammar al-Qathafi. Who was the African leader who implemented a continent-wide e-learning programme? Answer: Muammar al-Qathafi. Who inherited the poorest nation in the world and turned it into the richest in Africa? Answer: Muammar al-Qathafi.
    Who has educated, fed and housed his people? Have Cameron, Sarkozy or Obama or any of those who support the Islamist terrorists calling themselves the “Rebels” implemented a free housing programme? Why not? If they are superior to Colonel Gaddafi, answer the question. Why do Libyans have housing for free and your citizens do not?

    Why has NATO said nothing of the tremendous social programmes Colonel Gaddafi has implemented? Why has NATO said nothing of Colonel Gaddafi’s education programme inside Libya? Why has NATO said nothing of Gaddafi’s financing of pro-African progressive groups? Ditto cultural groups?Why all the lies about Gaddafi attacking civilians? Why did the Russian satellites reveal that at the time of the NATO lies about Gaddafi bombing his people, not a single flight was registered? Why when SKY news took Saif al-Islam al-Qathafi to visit a bombed residence did such a residence not exist?

    Why doesn’t NATO tell the truth, that an armed insurrection was aided and abetted from abroad, that armed terrorists (see the photos) were sent to create havoc in Libya and that the Government forces first tried to negotiate and only then took up arms against them and fought not civilians, but terrorists?

    Why has NATO not taken up any of the many offers of ceasefire presented by the Libyan government?
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    This war is illegal. NATO is guilty of war crimes. NATO should disengage now and allow the people of Libya to sort it out for themselves. NATO should be barred from the reconstruction process. NATO should be barred from Africa. The African continent should reconsider its position with those who are raping a son of Africa and sign contracts with the progressive members of the international community.

    This entire debacle is about destroying the African Union and implementing AFRICOM – the take-over of Africa and its resources by the USA, and finding new markets for its lobbies. Those who support the Rebels against Colonel Gaddafi have fallen for the trap hook, line and sinker.

    Time to launch a diplomatic offensive involving the African Union. NATO out. Libyan solutions for Libyan questions.
    Photos: Armed bearded islamist terrorists? Why no! Look at them! They are poor innocent unarmed civilians. look at these unarmed civilians – on a tank!
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    Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

    Pravda.Ru

    Libya: Let’s make a difference!23.05.2011
    People Power! Can you make a difference, can you contribute towards stopping NATO’s illegal and murderous policies in Libya, can you force the murderers and war criminals Cameron, Obama and Sarkozy to reconsider? Yes, you can! Here is how you can make a difference and translate the outrage in the international community into concrete action.

    Here is a list of the clique of nations perpetrating military strikes against the Libyan authorities, in direct and illegal support of armed rebels in a sovereign nation, against whom the Libyan government has the right, under international law, to defend itself: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Spain, the United Kingdom, the USA. Muammar al-Qathafi’s forces are not attacking unarmed civilians, they are fighting armed Islamist rebels.

    These rebels are led by a man called Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, arrested in Pakistan for fighting with Al-Qaeda against the USA and UK, and responsible for shipping Benghazi-based suicide bombers to Iraq also to fight against NATO forces. What do Obama and Cameron do? They side with him in Libya, taking the side of terrorist Islamist fanatics fighting the government, then lie and twist the facts claiming Gaddafi is the tyrant. They have sided with the same forces killing their own troops and they are wasting millions of dollars of your money in so doing. They are also guilty of murder and attempted murder. And they are barefaced blatant liars.

    Muammar al-Qathafi (Gaddafi) was to be awarded a humanitarian prize for his great humanitarian record in March by the UNO. His work in helping the African continent free itself from imperialism is second to none. He helped the ANC defeat apartheid, he helped countries free themselves from colonial masters and he developed systems giving Africans access to the Internet wherever they may be, developed e-learning and telemedicine programmes. He also took his country from the poorest in the world to the richest in Africa, while taking little or nothing for himself.What can you do?

    1. Inform yourself, if you do not believe this article, about the great work Muammar al-Qathafi has done for Libya and for Africa;

    2. The countries involved in this criminal attack against Libya are the following: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Spain, the United Kingdom, the USA. The legality of these military operations is wide open to prosecution inside these countries. Without a formal declaration of war, it is illegal to murder and to attempt to murder people, leaving the leaders of these states open to prosecution for these serious crimes;

    3. Boycott these countries and their products;

    4. Send a message to your elected representative (Member of Parliament, Congressperson, etc.) and ask firstly whether he/she supports his/her nation’s attack on Libya. You have the right to know their position and they have the obligation to answer.

    After receiving the answer, then send the following questions:

    a). You say you support our country’s attack against Libya. Are you aware that under international law, this is illegal?

    b). Are you aware of who was the first international leader to issue an arrest warrant against Usama bin laden and Al-Qaeda? (Answer: Gaddafi)

    c). Are you aware of the tremendous work Muammar Gaddafi has done for his country and for the African Union?

    d). Do you agree with the murder of Gaddafi’s grandchildren by this country’s military forces and do you accept that the leader of this country is therefore a murderer and a war criminal?

    e). Do you know how much this is costing our taxpayers? (answer: 50,000 USD per aircraft per hour times the number of missions). Post the answers to the email below. Time to name and shame.

    5. Sign and send this petition to your friends and contacts

    http://www.petitiononline.com/qpet1lib/petition.html

    Photo: Poor innocent unarmed civilians or bearded Islamist fanatics (terrorists) armed to the teeth?
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    Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

    Pravda.Ru

    jornalpravda@gmail.com

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

  55. Thanks for reading (and defending). That and praying, is all one can do. Mass genocide (on the part of NATO) is now occuring in Libya; and no one is raising their voice to stop it.

    S.A. President Zuma is trying to help negotiate a peace; but no one is listening except the Libyan government and Gadhafi.
    Everyone has forgotten about Nelson Mandela, the Sahara Aquaduct Projuct and the invitation to the African Gold Dinar. Everyone is forgetting that (prior to the bombing and “uprising”) Libyans all owned their own homes and had good automobiles, paid 10 cents a gallon of gas, free electric, had pure clean water to drink, total medical coverage and a share in the wealth of the nation. No one went hungry, or was without the highest education possible, and partook of all modern conveniences of telecommunications and living standards.
    Gadhafi did not live in a Palace. He had a modest house; and entertained in a TENT.
    People like Donald Trump made him a living mockery and bragged about ripping Gadhafi and Libya off.
    Instead of being recognised for his humanitarian efforts (and he was about to accept a UNO award for those efforts in MARCH—but the “War” which the West has been waging, has ended those acceptance plans), he is now the target of LEGAL ASSASSINATION.

    In 2009, Obama accepted the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE…But he never closed-down Guantanamo, still has a mass of troups in IRAQ, is engaged in an extermination in AFGHANASTAN, is sending-out murderous drones in Pakistan, is involved in shooting-up Syria, etc…and he NEVER asked the Legal acceptance for all this with the American Congress. He is the ANGEL of the “ELITE”—and parties the world-over in honor, costing taxpayerts of all nations he sees millions of dollars in security. He openly brags of his his willingness to assainate people (calling it “justice”*) connections with the IMF, World Bank—and attends Bilderberg meetings. He never made good on any of his American Presidential Campaign promises.
    —still, no one has asked to retract OBAMA’s “PEACE-PRIZE!

    *: I term it vigilante “justice”/ UNTRIED MURDER!

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    We live in a strange world, indeed !
    …..and

    NO, GADHAFI was never and is never a NAZI. He just had his birthday on 07 JUNE: a sad one unfortunately, with the death of so many family members and so many of “his Libyan-Jamahiriya children” being maimed, murdered and poisoned with depleted Uranium.

  56. NWO Queen Hillary is the “agent” who set-up the Rebel Rats in Bengazi as a governing body (within the Sovereign State of Libya) AGAINST ALL EXISTING INTERNATIONAL LAWS. The whole outline of governance was her “creation”! That was the big secret “pow-wow” she, as OBAMA’s Secretary of State, had last MARCH 2011 with all the American-Ambassadors….
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    Muammar Al-Qadhafi: Read his Speech to the UN General Assembly

    General Assembly
    Sixty-fourth session
    3rd plenary meeting
    Wednesday, 23 September 2009, 9 a.m.
    New York

    Address by Colonel Muammar Al-Qadhafi, Leader of the Revolution of the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

    The President (spoke in Arabic): The Assembly will now hear an address by the Leader of the Revolution of the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

    Colonel Muammar Al-Qadhafi, Leader of the Revolution of the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, was escorted into the General Assembly Hall.

    Colonel Al-Qadhafi (spoke in Arabic): In the name of the African Union, I would like to greet the members of the General Assembly of the United Nations, and I hope that this meeting will be among the most historic in the history of the world.

    In the name of the General Assembly at its sixtyfourth session, presided over by Libya, of the African Union, of one thousand traditional African kingdoms [trans.] and in my own name, I would like to take this opportunity, as President of the African Union, to congratulate our son Obama because he is attending the General Assembly, and we welcome him as his country is hosting this meeting.

    This session is taking place in the midst of so many challenges facing us, and the whole world should come together and unite its efforts to defeat the challenges that are our principal common enemy — those of climate change and international crises such as the capitalist economic decline, the food and water crises, desertification, terrorism, immigration, piracy, man-made and natural epidemics and nuclear proliferation. Perhaps influenza H1N1 was a virus created in a laboratory that got out of control, originally being meant as a military weapon. Such challenges also include hypocrisy, poverty, fear, materialism and immorality.

    As is known, the United Nations was founded by three or four countries against Germany at the time. The United Nations was formed by the nations that joined together against Germany in the Second World War. Those countries formed a body called the Security Council, made its own countries permanent members and granted them the power of veto.

    We were not present at that time. The United Nations was shaped in line with those three countries and wanted us to step into shoes originally designed against Germany. That is the real substance of the United Nations when it was founded over 60 years ago.

    That happened in the absence of some 165 countries, at a ratio of one to eight; that is, one was present and eight were absent. They created the Charter, of which I have a copy. If one reads the Charter of the United Nations, one finds that the Preamble of the Charter differs from its Articles. How did it come into existence? All those who attended the San Francisco Conference in 1945 participated in creating the Preamble, but they left the Articles and internal rules of procedures of the so-called Security Council to experts, specialists and interested countries, which were those countries that had established the Security Council and had united against Germany.

    The Preamble is very appealing, and no one objects to it, but all the provisions that follow it completely contradict the Preamble. We reject such provisions, and we will never uphold them; they ended with the Second World War. The Preamble says that all nations, small or large, are equal. Are we equal when it comes to the permanent seats? No, we are not equal.

    The Preamble states in writing that all nations are equal whether they are small or large. Do we have the right of veto? Are we equal? The Preamble says that we have equal rights, whether we are large or small.

    That is what is stated and what we agreed in the Preamble. So the veto contradicts the Charter. The permanent seats contradict the Charter. We neither accept nor recognize the veto.

    The Preamble of the Charter states that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest. That is the Preamble that we agreed to and signed, and we joined the United Nations because we wanted the Charter to reflect that. It says that armed force shall only be used in the common interest of all nations, but what has happened since then? Sixty-five wars have broken out since the establishment of the United Nations and the Security Council — 65 since their creation, with millions more victims than in the Second World War. Are those wars, and the aggression and force that were used in those 65 wars, in the common interest of us all? No, they were in the interest of one or three or four countries, but not of all nations.

    We will talk about whether those wars were in the interest of one country or of all nations. That flagrantly contradicts the Charter of the United Nations that we signed, and unless we act in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations to which we agreed, we will reject it and not be afraid not to speak diplomatically to anyone. Now we are talking about the future of the United Nations. There should be no hypocrisy or diplomacy because it concerns the important and vital issue of the future of the world. It was hypocrisy that brought about the 65 wars since the establishment of the United Nations.

    The Preamble also states that if armed force is used, it must be a United Nations force — thus, military intervention by the United Nations, with the joint agreement of the United Nations, not one or two or three countries using armed force. The entire United Nations will decide to go to war to maintain international peace and security. Since the establishment of the United Nations in 1945, if there is an act of aggression by one country against another, the entire United Nations should deter and stop that act.

    If a country, Libya for instance, were to exhibit aggression against France, then the entire Organization would respond because France is a sovereign State Member of the United Nations and we all share the collective responsibility to protect the sovereignty of all nations. However, 65 aggressive wars have taken place without any United Nations action to prevent them. Eight other massive, fierce wars, whose victims number some 2 million, have been waged by Member States that enjoy veto powers. Those countries that would have us believe they seek to maintain the sovereignty and independence of peoples actually use aggressive force against peoples. While we would like to believe that these countries want to work for peace and security in the world and protect peoples, they have instead resorted to aggressive wars and hostile behaviour. Enjoying the veto they granted themselves as permanent members of the Security Council, they have initiated wars that have claimed millions of victims.

    The principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of States is enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations. No country, therefore, has the right to interfere in the affairs of any Government, be it democratic or dictatorial, socialist or capitalist, reactionary or progressive. This is the responsibility of each society; it is an internal matter for the people of the country concerned. The senators of Rome once appointed their leader, Julius Caesar, as dictator because it was good for Rome at that time. No one can say of Rome at that time that it gave Caesar the veto.

    The veto is not mentioned in the Charter.

    We joined the United Nations because we thought we were equals, only to find that one country can object to all the decisions we make. Who gave the permanent members their status in the Security Council? Four of them granted this status to themselves. The only country that we in this Assembly elected to permanent member status in the Security Council is China. This was done democratically, but the other seats were imposed upon us undemocratically through a dictatorial procedure carried out against our will, and we should not accept it.

    24/03/2011 at 3:26 am

  57. The Leader of the Revolution Speaks to the Supreme Council of Judicial Bodies and to the Chiefs of Judicial Bodie
    To the Libyan Courts
    on the 22 OCTOBER 2004, Gadhafi 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.

    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.

  58. The only thing I disagree with, is its proposal to change the Jamahiriya.
    http://kucinich.house.gov/Components/Redirect/r.aspx?ID=144092-6958271

    The Blueprint for Self-Determination
    and Peace in Libya
    Proposed by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
    June 7, 2011
    1. Ceasefire
    All parties to the current conflict must implement an immediate cessation
    of all hostilities.
    a. Following the implementation of a ceasefire, monitors from the
    African Union (A.U.) and the United Nations (U.N.) will be
    deployed to ensure compliance with the ceasefire.
    b. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) must immediately
    end all military offensives, including the enforcement of a “no fly
    zone,” air strikes by jets, helicopters and Unmanned Aerial
    Vehicles.
    c. All covert operations from NATO member nations shall be
    discontinued.
    d. All government and rebel forces, including paramilitary and
    mercenary forces must withdraw from cities they currently occupy.
    2. Unfettered Humanitarian Access
    Libyan authorities must immediately allow for unfettered humanitarian
    access and facilitate the safe, timely delivery of humanitarian assistance to
    all people in need. Libyan authorities must cooperate and allow for the
    protection of, and if needed, evacuation of foreign nationals and its
    African migrant community and workers.
    3. Dialogue
    The African Union along with the U.N. is to facilitate an inclusive
    dialogue in implementing a blueprint for self-determination and peace.
    4. Full Compliance with Pertinent U.N. Security Council Resolutions
    The U.N. must enforce and ensure that all U.N. member states fully
    comply with the terms of U.N. Security Council Resolution (UNSCR)
    1970, which established an international arms embargo on Libya.
    5. Reparations for Civilians Killed or Injured and Their Families
    Payments should be made by all parties to the conflict to any injured noncombatants
    or families of those non-combatants killed as a result of the
    current conflict.
    6. Reforming the Current Government Structure
    Representatives of the Libyan government and the Transitional National
    Council shall call parties forward to participate in a Constitutional drafting
    committee, to develop a mechanism to proceed to determine the structure,
    composition and enactment of a reform government and to select a
    committee to draft a national constitution.
    7. Timeline for Reform
    a. The Constitutional drafting committee shall issue a report on its
    deliberations.
    b. A referendum shall be held on the newly drafted Constitution,
    and, once it is adopted, national elections will be held.
    c. The referendum on the Constitution shall be conducted under the
    auspices of independent international observers from the African
    Union and the United Nations.
    d. Independent international observers shall be asked to monitor
    elections.
    8. Repatriation of Frozen Assets
    All frozen Libyan assets must be returned.
    9. Natural Resources
    The oil, water and natural gas resources of the State of Libya must be held
    in public trust for the long-term social and economic security of the people
    of Libya.
    10. Protecting and Upholding the Rights of all Libyan Citizens

    All parties and the newly constituted government of Libya shall abide
    by international law and human rights law. The newly constituted
    government must ensure fair access to all basic services in Libya.

  59. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/09/libya-rape-gaddafi-diplomat-viagra
    Libyan diplomat denies Gaddafi is encouraging rape | World news | The Guardian
    http://www.guardian.co.uk
    Tripoli rejects ICC allegation that soldiers had committed war crimes, while accusing enemies of cannibalism..

    Libya rape claims ‘hysteria’ – investigator
    Posted: 2011/06/10
    From: Mathaba
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627065
    (Agence France Presse AFP)

    A UN human rights investigator has cast doubts over claims by the chief ICC prosecutor of evidence that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had ordered mass rapes.

    ICC “SAYS”:

    …bought “Viagra-type” medicines and gave them to troops as part of the official rape policy.

    ———————————————————————————————–

    But Cherif Bassiouni, who is leading a UN rights inquiry into the situation in Libya, suggested that the claim was part of a “massive hysteria”.

    Mr Bassiouni told journalists that he had heard those claims when he visited rebel-held eastern Libya.
    But when he went to Tripoli, “the same story comes up”.

    “This time it’s the government people telling us, ‘you know what? The opponents have a policy of rape, we have discovered that they are giving out contraceptives and Viagra pills’,” he recounted.

    “So I told them, ‘this is exactly what the other side told us’,” he added.

    “What it is, at least my interpretation of it is, when the information spread out, the society felt so vulnerable… it has created a massive hysteria,” said Mr Bassiouni.

    The investigator also cited the case of a woman who claimed to have sent out 70,000 questionnaires and received 60,000 responses, of which 259 reported sexual abuse.

    However, when the investigators asked for these questionnaires, they never received them.

    “But she’s going around the world telling everybody about it … so now she got that information to Ocampo and Ocampo is convinced that here we have a potential 259 women who have responded to the fact that they have been sexually abused,” Mr Bassiouni said.

    He also pointed out that it did not appear to be credible that the woman was able to send out 70,000 questionnaires in March when the postal service was not functioning.

    Nevertheless, the investigator said his team will examine the claims.

    “We’re going to go back and we’re going to look at it,” he said.

    For the moment, the team has only heard of three cases.

    “We’ve not investigated these cases, we hope to be able to investigate them. These would be in the midst of a military operation, a field operation. These would clearly be a war crime,” he added.

    “For the moment the numbers are very limited, but they’ve had a tremendous socio-psychological impact on society. Everybody’s talking about it. That’s where we’re at,” said the investigator. #http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya
    The truth: http://extremeprejudiceusa.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/going-rogue-nato-war-crimes-in-libya/
    The NWO/CIA always use sex to dishonor those they wish to destroy. ALWAYS!!
    Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim responds to false allegations that Muammar Gaddafi ordered rape as a weapon of war.

    http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=167164603348374&oid=160210407372181&comments

  60. Pentagon Laments Difficulties in War Against Libya, With Qaddafi Growing in Popularity Posted: 2011/06/10
    From: Mathaba

    Muammar Qaddafi, symbol of the historic Libyan Revolution of 1969, who gave up power to the people on 2nd March 1977, is now becoming widely known and loved outside Africa
    Commander of the Euro-Anglo-American armed forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), U.S. War Secretary Robert M. Gates, has called for more NATO allies to join the bombing of Libya due to the failure to kill Muammar Qaddafi and his growing popularity around the world.

    Hundreds of Facebook groups now exist in support of the African hero, who has his own web site at algathafi.org which is a collection of his speeches including the one he made to the United Nations General Assembly on September 23rd, 2009, a prophetic speech which called for world action to save the world.As a result of that speech and several others that he had given concerning corruption, the international economy, the American dollar, gold, and other important issues, and which had been opposed by the Libyan government which had degenerated into a mixture of corrupt foreign elements appointed by his son Sayf-al-Islam as a compromise with the CIA, he became again targeted for assassination.At first promising a 2-day operation, NATO has been forced to continually extend its daily bombing operations that now includes much of the civilian infrastructure and frequent bombings of the house of the Qaddafi family, which thus far has resulted only in the murder of his youngest son, who has no connection to either business nor politics, and three grandchildren all aged 2 years and under as well as some visiting family friends.

    Muammar who was present, was out in the yard feeding the childrens’ pet animals, and thus escaped, as one bomb failed to explode, in the most vicious attack which destroyed the humble house and killed the children. His wife has lamented that she was not present at the time as she wished she had died along with her son and grandchildren than to face life without them.

    The NATO attacks have flouted the very UN Security Council resolutions which they themselves had passed, with the abstention of China and Russia both of which have been heavily critical of NATO but are mindful of avoiding a nuclear war if they step in to demand that the NATO alliance pay respect and regard to international laws and conventions.

    Muammar Qaddafi had been railing against the Libyan government which was going in the direction of neo-liberal reforms and compromises on direct democracy by appointing key ministers (Secretaries of General People’s Committees) above the heads of the people, by agreement between his son Sayf-al-Islam and Western intelligence agencies with Musa Kusa as a key connection point and with the apparent agreement of Ibrahim Sanoussi, head of Libyan intelligence.

    NATO by its failure to achieve its mission to kill Qaddafi to silence him, under the cover of “protecting Libyan citizens from Qaddafi”, the long pre-planned event has had to come out into the open and accept what had become apparent by the statements of the British, French and U.S. American minority government heads of state, that the mission is indeed “removing Qaddafi” but in doing so, has ignored all calls from the all-African Union and the other powerful alliances such as BRICS Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa, which have called the NATO operations blatant illegal aggression.

    Further, unprecedented international chaos is set to ensue, with world war 3 moving closer according to independent analysts, exacerbated by the illegal recognition by the French and Italian minority governments of a handful of mercenaries of the opposition “Libyan National Army / Terrorist (Transitional) National Council” which seized control of the city of Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city, thanks to the weakness of direct democracy there and the recent releases from prison of Al-Qaida affiliates, brokered by Sayf-Al-Islam under CIA guidance.

    U.S. War Secretary Robert M. Gates has now named five alliance members that he says should “do more to share the burden of NATO’s air campaign against Muammar Qaddafi”, in open admission that the campaign is not about protecting civilians, as everyone can see that bombing the entire infrastructure of Libya with its massive civilian casualties, is the destruction of all Libya’s democratic institutions and its most vocal critic, Muammar Qaddafi.

    NATO says that “only seven” nations are carrying out airstrikes — albeit some of the most powerful nuclear and conventional weaponry states in the world including the USA, Britain and France, yet these seven major super powers are not enough after flying some 10,000 bombing raids in close to 90 days of non-stop daily bombing, to defeat a million people who simply refuse to stop showing their green flags in support of their national sovereignty and the symbols of their hero who gave them freedom between 1969 and 1977 making them the wealthiest nation in Africa.

    U.S. War Secretary Robert M. Gates on Wednesday urged more NATO allies to join the bombing campaign against Libya, arguing that it was “putting a strain on the seven members of the 28-nation alliance that are carrying the burden in a conflict that shows few signs of ending soon”, U.S. officials said.

    At a closed-door meeting of NATO ministers that endorsed an extension by a further 3 months of the aerial bombing operations, Gates took the unusual, and some say desperate step of naming five alliance members with limited or no role in the operation that he said should provide strike aircraft to hit ground targets in Libya or other capabilities, according to a senior U.S. official.

    Gates, who is retiring at the end of the month in ignominy, called on Germany and Poland, which have refused to participate in the Libya campaign, to contribute. He also urged Spain, Turkey and the Netherlands, which are participating but not in the bombing airstrikes, to step up their role, according to officials familiar with the discussion.

    Calling the conflict a “war of attrition” and a “psychological war,” the senior U.S. official said that “crews are getting tired” and that “the stress on aircraft is significant.” With only a few alliance members participating, he said, “it doesn’t mean they can’t continue the operation; they will, but it’s stressful.”

    At the meeting, Norway’s representative said his country was reviewing its role to see whether its air force could continue its current level of participation, the U.S. official said.

    In addition, the official said, the air campaign is straining the military budgets of those conducting air-strikes because they had not planned for the cost of such a long bombing campaign and have to replenish their munitions stockpiles. Originally they had thought the military targeting of Libya in an attempt to kill Muammar Qaddafi and prevent the upcoming trials of corrupt Libyan government ministers that had been appointed by Sayf-Al-Islam and which were proposed by the CIA, would last for 2 days, but has already lasted 3 months and is being extended yet again.Other countries involved in the air campaign include the United States, Canada, Italy, Denmark and Belgium.

    “For some of them, it’s the first time they are involved in an air and ground war this is not something they do as a matter of course,” said the U.S. official, who requested anonymity in discussing the meeting.

    This also came as an open admission that the already grossly illegal and unjustified aerial bombings of Libya, have degenerated to inclusion of ground troops, as shown by various foreign media channels, and a clear sign that NATO has long abandoned any semblance of legality and given up on any pretence, which has in fact cast the western states making up the alliance as international outlaws and pariahs, notes international human rights laywer Dr Curtis Doebbler.

    None of the countries named by Gates made a commitment to increase their participation or responded to his implied criticism, the U.S. official said. But Spain’s representative noted that its parliament would have to approve any expansion of the nation’s role, the official said.

    On Tuesday, President Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who had been the victim of an attempt by the CIA to down her aircraft on an internal flight in April, and at least publicly did not put pressure on her nation to participate in the air campaign. In comments at a joint news conference, Obama spoke instead of Germany’s potential role in rebuilding Libya if Qaddafi is “driven from power”.

    The problem with this position, Adam King, a director of the academic Green Book Centre, which was obliterated in the bombings, noted is that “removing Qaddafi from power effectively means silencing his voice, as a critic of power and government, since

    he in fact occupies no position of conventional power other than in the hearts of people who understand The Green Book and appreciate how he gave up that power to the people.”

    NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who is expected to face future Crimes Against Humanity charges by the world community, told reporters that the ministers at Wednesday’s meeting had agreed that it was “time for the United Nations to begin planning for how it will assist Libya once Qaddafi leaves power.”

    “We see the United Nations playing the leading role in a post-Qaddafi scenario,” he said, adding that alliance would assist if requested by the U.N., but “I don’t foresee NATO troops on the ground.”

    Yet his statement conflicts with reality where ordinary NATO soldiers are not on the ground, but the special forces of several of NATO’s members are on the ground, and have been filmed giving direct assistance to the LNA/TNC rebel group.

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

  61. POSTED BY “HOLLYWOOD” on 04 June 2011 on the Ron Paul Forum:

    Wikileaks: Libyans seek renewed commitment from U.S. in return for progress on HEU shipmnt
    US Embassy Cables/Telex to Washington DC

    WikiLeaks cables: Libyan attacks aimed to force out ‘Zionist’ Marks & Spencer
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010…-marks-spencer

    HERE”S the CABLE from the Department of State Enbassy Tripoli… Damn Travesty how the US screwed the Libyans over. This whole “No-Fly-Zone” “National-Security” is a complete lie by Washington DC. Washington DC has become Nazi Germany 1930’s with their Security/Patriotism/False-Flag OPS.

    Wikileaks: Libyans seek renewed commitment from U.S. in return for progress on HEU shipment/Chemical Weapons removal-cleanup
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr…on-HEU-shipmnt

    The 2009 HEU shipment from Libya detailed
    http://www.fissilematerials.org/blog…pment_fro.html

    And this is what is really going on behind the scenes:
    Reference ID
    09TRIPOLI941
    Created
    2009-11-30 17:05
    Released
    2011-03-22 00:12
    Classification
    SECRET//NOFORN
    Origin
    Embassy Tripoli

    Subject: Libyans seek renewed commitment from U.S. in return for progress on HEU shipment

    S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 04 TRIPOLI 000941

    NOFORN
    SIPDIS

    STATE FOR NEA/FO AND NEA/MAG. STATE PLEASE PASS TO ENERGY (KELLY
    CUMMINS AND SARAH DICKERSON).

    E.O. 12958 DECL: 11/30/2019
    TAGS PREL, PGOV, MNUC, PARM, PINR, RS, KGIC, KNNP, KRAD, ENRG,
    LY
    SUBJECT: LIBYANS SEEK RENEWED COMMITMENT FROM U.S. IN RETURN FOR
    PROGRESS ON HEU SHIPMENT
    REF: TRIPOLI 938

    CLASSIFIED BY: Joan A. Polaschik, Charge d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Tripoli, Department of State. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d)

    ¶1. This is an action request; see para 13.

    ¶2. (S/NF) Summary: Saif al-Islam al-Qadhafi told the Ambassador November 27 that Libya had halted the shipment of its final HEU stockpiles because it was “fed up” with the slow pace of bilateral engagement. Saif claimed that Libya had not received the “compensation” it was promised in exchange for an end to its WMD programs, including cooperation in the military, security, nonproliferation, civilian-nuclear, and economic spheres. Libya sought a high-level reaffirmation of the United States’ commitment to the bilateral relationship, in the form of a message to Libyan leader Muammar al-Qadhafi, in order to move forward on the HEU shipment. Saif al-Islam, who claimed that he was “back” on the U.S. portfolio, said his father did not want to move back to “square one” and wanted to develop a positive relationship with the new U.S. Administration. The Ambassador underscored the gravity of the situation and noted that the Libyan Government had chosen a very dangerous venue to express its pique. He also noted that many of the holdups in the bilateral relationship had been due to Libyan political missteps and bureaucratic bungling. The Ambassador told Saif he would try to get some kind of statement along the lines requested, but the HEU shipment should in no way be held hostage to any specific actions beyond that. Saif assured the Ambassador that once that message was conveyed to Tripoli, he would immediately “fix” the problem. End Summary.

    ¶3. (S/NF) Once again exhibiting their flair for the dramatic, and after almost one week of stonewalling regarding the decision to not allow the departure of the HEU shipment to Russia, the Libyan leadership authorized a meeting between Saif al-Islam (accompanied by an assistant) and the Ambassador (accompanied by Pol-Econ Counselor) as the Ambassador was departing for the airport to travel to Washington. During the November 27 meeting, the Ambassador expressed his deep concern about Libya’s decision to halt shipment of its remaining Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) stockpile to Russia for treatment and disposal. The Ambassador said that Libya’s WMD commitments were the cornerstone of the relationship, and the last-minute, unexplained disapproval of the shipment seemed to renege on those commitments. He emphasized that the Libyans must move forward with the shipment as soon as possible, for security reasons and to preserve the bilateral relationship. The Ambassador pressed Saif to explain why the shipment was held up and insisted that the Libyans must improve communication in times of crisis, stating that Libyan officials cannot simply ignore calls from high-level USG officials and refuse to explain their decisions that negatively affect bilateral interests. This was no way to conduct a relationship. The decision to halt the shipment and create this crisis was intensified by the timing and the international context, given the President’s focus on non-proliferation and the problems engendered by Iran. By its actions, Libya was jeopardizing its relationship with the whole international community.

    ¶4. (S/NF) Saif al-Islam explicitly linked Libya’s decision to halt the HEU shipment to its dissatisfaction with the U.S. relationship. Saif said the shipment was halted because the regime was “fed up” with the pace of the relationship and what it perceived as a backing-out of commitments to bilateral cooperation. The areas of specific concern were Libya’s purchase of military equipment (non-lethal and lethal weapons), an update on what was being done with Libya’s centrifuges, movement on the Regional Nuclear Medicine Center, and financial assistance for the chemical weapons destruction program, including construction of the destruction facility. Saif pledged to solve the HEU crisis and to allow the shipment to move forward as early as next week if the USG expressed a renewed commitment to the relationship and to deeper engagement. Saif noted that the message needed to be conveyed to (or addressed to) Libyan Leader Muammar al-Qadhafi.

    ¶5. (S/NF) Saif continued that prevailing domestic opinion and conservative forces were critical of Libya’s decision to dismantle its nuclear weapons program. Noting that he personally had played an important role in Libya’s re-engagement with the West, Saif asserted that “If something goes wrong, people will blame me, whether I am in a certain official position or not.” Saif stated that Libya’s decision to give up its WMD programs was contingent upon “compensation” from the U.S., including the purchase of conventional weapons and non-conventional military equipment; security cooperation; military cooperation; civil-nuclear cooperation and assistance, to include the building of a Regional Nuclear Medicine Facility; and the end of “double taxation” and economic cooperation, such as the signing of a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).

    ¶6. (S/NF) Saif noted that Libya was a small, rich country, surrounded by large, powerful, poorer neighbors. Yet Libya, the only Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) signatory in the region, had given up all of its conventional weapons and could not purchase replacement systems or military equipment from the United States. He highlighted Egypt, a non-MTCR signatory, as an example of a neighboring country that receives millions of dollars in U.S. aid and military assistance but did not have to share Libya’s nonproliferation commitments. Relative to such neighbors, Libya’s decision to dismantle its nuclear programs had weakened its ability to defend itself. He stated, “We share rich natural resources — oil and gas — along the borders, yet we have no capacity to defend that wealth.” Saif complained that Libya could not purchase conventional weapons from the United States or even from Sweden or Germany due to U.S. holds on the sale of those weapons to Libya — “even until now, seven years later, there is an embargo on Libya’s purchase of lethal equipment.” He specifically mentioned a problem purchasing “Tiger” vehicles outfitted with American-manufactured engines from Jordan, due to a U.S. legal restriction on Libya’s purchase of American-equipment.

    ¶7. (S/NF) Inquiring about the status of the centrifuges Libya gave up as part of its WMD commitments, Saif argued that the U.S. had used the “deal” as a public relations coup for the previous administration. He said that the fact that the centrifuges were sent to the United States and are still there, rather than under IAEA surveillance and control was a “big insult to the Leader.” The fact that Libya was never “compensated” for the centrifuges added to the insult. In addition to the centrifuge problem, he complained that Libya had to pay for the destruction of its chemical weapons. Saif insisted that Libya was not able to pay to destroy its chemical weapons stock, noting that the construction of the destruction facility alone was estimated to cost US $25 million. For these and other reasons relating to “non-compensation” for WMD decisions, he stated that certain voices in Libya were pressuring the Leader to withdraw from the MTCR agreement. He lamented that “slowly, slowly, we are moving backward rather than forward.” He told the Ambassador that in order for the relationship to progress, the U.S. needed to make a move. “The ball is in your court,” Saif urged.

    ¶8. (S/NF) Continuing his lament, Saif said the U.S.-Libya relationship
    was “not going well.” Since his last visit to the United States in 2008, Saif said that both sides had deviated from the roadmap that had been agreed upon at that time, which specified cooperation in the military, security, nonproliferation, civilian-nuclear, and economic spheres. He asserted that the roadmap had gotten “lost” due to his own “disappearance” from the political scene and “preoccupation with other issues overseas.” He acknowledged that he was disconnected for a long time but that he was back on the political scene — although he was careful to caveat that he had not yet accepted an official role in the regime.

    ¶9. (S/NF) Saif raised a few recent incidents that he argued illustrated how things were going wrong. First, he pointed to Muammar al-Qadhafi’s recent trip to New York, which in Saif’s opinion had not gone well, because of the “tent and residence issues and his [pere Qadhafi’s] inability to visit ground zero.” He said that all three issues had been complicated by local U.S. authorities and had humiliated the Libyan leader — “even tourists can see ground zero without permission, but a Head of State cannot?” Secondly, Saif believed that his father’s UNGA speech had been misinterpreted by U.S. audiences; he specifically focused on statements involving moving the UN Headquarters outside of the United States and various assassination investigations (JFK, Rafik al-Hariri, etc.). Saif stated that the elder Qadhafi meant no offense by his statements, but was merely trying to “pave the way” for any future decisions that POTUS might make related to those issues. Lastly, Saif noted that the Libyan leader was worried about U.S. intervention in Africa. The elder Qadhafi was also against the linguistic and political division of Africa into “North” and “Sub-Saharan” Africa and wanted countries such as the United States to treat Africa as a single entity rather than two blocs.

    ¶10. (S/NF) Saif said that Muammar al-Qadhafi was serious about deepening engagement with the United States and establishing a relationship with the Obama Administration. Saif said that his father did not want to “go back to square one,” but wanted to move the bilateral relationship forward. Saif emphasized the Libyan leader’s interest in meeting POTUS in a third country if a meeting in the United States was not possible. Such a meeting would help overcome the negative history that our nations shared, would support the rebuilding of trust, and might even help with U.S. Embassy operations and activities in Libya, according to Saif.

    ¶11. (S/NF) The Ambassador noted that the relationship had seen several advancements and several serious setbacks since Saif’s last visit to the United States, including the August 20 hero’s welcome accorded to Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi by Saif himself. Megrahi’s return had severely offended American sensitivities and renewed tensions that set the relationship back. Until that point, there had been significant progress, with a military-to-military agreement signed in January and the positive April visit of National Security Advisor Mutassim al-Qadhafi and his meeting with the Secretary. Although the death of Fathi el-Jahmi had been a setback to the relationship, the U.S. and Libya had found a productive way forward through the establishment of a bilateral Human Rights Dialogue. Regarding concerns about U.S. intervention in Africa, the Ambassador reminded Saif that Colonel Qadhafi and General Ward had had what we believed to be a very productive meeting several months ago, which we had hoped would have dispelled any concerns the Libyans had about U.S. intentions in Africa. The Ambassador explained that Americans were hoping for a more forward-leaning statement by Muammar al-Qadhafi in New York but instead heard a series of remarks that were not agreeable to the American public. As a result, the relationship has been placed on a “low-burner” since August.

    ¶12. (S/NF) In spite of these issues, the Ambassador said the U.S. had managed to keep moving ahead in the areas of security, military, political, civilian-nuclear, and economic cooperation. However, many of the delays in implementation were due to Libya’s opaque bureaucracy. The Section 505 end user agreement, for example, had languished in the GOL for months, as had Libya’s response on TIFA. Libya’s slow-rolling on visa approvals for official American travelers had delayed movement in areas such as civilian-nuclear cooperation and on the Regional Nuclear Medicine Facility.

    ¶13. (S/NF) Saif acknowledged that he was disconnected for a long time from the bilateral relationship and recognized that the hero’s welcome for Megrahi had set engagement back. He reiterated that he was “back” on the scene and could serve as the “trouble-shooter” for any future problems. He urged the Ambassador to contact his office directly in times of crisis. He also promised to resolve the visa issue, stating that he understood the importance of a transparent and reliable system of issuance. In their one-on-one discussion afterwards, the Ambassador asked Saif to explain his actions when he accompanied Megrahi back to Tripoli. Saif said he knew what the reaction in the West would be, but that it did not constitute an “official” welcome. He had worked on the release for a long time, he was not a public official, and there were no international media like Al Jazeera present. In addition, Saif claimed that the Libyans would someday find a way to show that Megrahi was innocent. The Ambassador reiterated the damage the welcome had done and said no amount of justification could undo that. Saif nodded his understanding. Saif also replied that if he is confirmed in his new position, he was as yet not sure whether he would retain his current position as head of the Qadhafi Development Foundation.

    COMMENT AND ACTION REQUEST

    ¶14. (S/NF) The Libyan Government has chosen a very dangerous issue on which to express its apparent pique about perceived problems in the bilateral relationship, a point the Ambassador underscored with Saif al-Islam. If Saif is to be believed, it appears we might have a way forward. If the Department is willing, we would urge a phone call from the Secretary to Musa Kusa with a message for Colonel Qadhafi comprising a general statement of commitment to the relationship, a commitment to work with the Libyans to move the relationship ahead, and a strong point insisting that the HEU shipment be allowed to go forward immediately and not be held hostage to any further actions.

    BIO NOTE

    ¶15. (S/NF) Saif met the Ambassdor in an office on the Bab Al-Aziziya compound. The office was filled with books, including a high stack of art and interior design books and several brochures distributed by the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section. Saif conducted the meeting in English. He was accompanied by his personal assistant, Mohamed Ismail Ahmed (DOB 07/06/1968), who said that he was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and spent his childhood years traveling abroad with his diplomat father, including in Afghanistan in the late 1970s, where he attended the American School. Ahmed was soft-spoken and spoke fluent English. He asked Pol/Econ chief to provide him with additional information on the status of Libya’s military procurement requests and Letters of Offer and Assistance (LOA’s). POLASCHIK

  62. http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?284572-Wikileaks-Libyans-seek-renewed-commitment-from-U.S.-in-return-for-progress-on-HEU-shipmnt

    Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD
    hazek, I can confirm after reading 1000’s of classified TELEX that this is exactly how the United States communicates and operates. Good combo in posting US public media coverage and the actual government communications/OPS on the subjects. Tells you, another death notch in MSM media failure to investigate, challenge, and/or government collusion/conspiring in manipulating (propaganda). Clear as day on this thread and the evidence posted.

    Yah think the Qaddafi’s/Libyan officials would learn after being screwed for decades by the US government in negotiations/deals. The final nail in the fascist/imperial coffin are these bombings with accomplices like ; CFR/TRILATERAL/MSM propaganda, and UK’s statement for authorization to assassinate heads of state. (see todays announcement by the UK to kill)

    If anything, this reaffirms that you never give up your leverage in negotiating with the US. Sanctions, Covert OPS, Theft, Blockades, and finally war on nations that don’t submit to US demands. Pretty much cookie cutter international policy.

    +rep hazek… this thread should be RPF top article on the Front Page

    Germans pull out of this Libyan Imperial Show… UK calls for assassinations of Qaddafis: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…lls-apart.html

  63. 03-23-2011 04:51 PM #1 hazek
    Wikileaks: Libyans seek renewed commitment from U.S. in return for progress on HEU shipmnt
    This is what the public gets to read:

    The 2009 HEU shipment from Libya detailed

    The Atlantic magazine describes details of a previously unannounced shipment of highly enriched uranium from Libya to Russia in December 2009. The shipment reportedly contained 5.2 kg of HEU in spent fuel of a research reactor at Tajoura Research Center near Tripoli.

    And this is what is really going on behind the scenes:
    Reference ID
    09TRIPOLI941
    Created
    2009-11-30 17:05
    Released
    2011-03-22 00:12
    Classification
    SECRET//NOFORN
    Origin
    Embassy Tripoli

    Subject: Libyans seek renewed commitment from U.S. in return for progress on HEU shipment

    S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 04 TRIPOLI 000941

    NOFORN
    SIPDIS

    STATE FOR NEA/FO AND NEA/MAG. STATE PLEASE PASS TO ENERGY (KELLY
    CUMMINS AND SARAH DICKERSON).

    E.O. 12958 DECL: 11/30/2019
    TAGS PREL, PGOV, MNUC, PARM, PINR, RS, KGIC, KNNP, KRAD, ENRG,
    LY
    SUBJECT: LIBYANS SEEK RENEWED COMMITMENT FROM U.S. IN RETURN FOR
    PROGRESS ON HEU SHIPMENT
    REF: TRIPOLI 938

    CLASSIFIED BY: Joan A. Polaschik, Charge d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Tripoli, Department of State. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d)

    ¶1. This is an action request; see para 13.

    ¶2. (S/NF) Summary: Saif al-Islam al-Qadhafi told the Ambassador November 27 that Libya had halted the shipment of its final HEU stockpiles because it was “fed up” with the slow pace of bilateral engagement. Saif claimed that Libya had not received the “compensation” it was promised in exchange for an end to its WMD programs, including cooperation in the military, security, nonproliferation, civilian-nuclear, and economic spheres. Libya sought a high-level reaffirmation of the United States’ commitment to the bilateral relationship, in the form of a message to Libyan leader Muammar al-Qadhafi, in order to move forward on the HEU shipment. Saif al-Islam, who claimed that he was “back” on the U.S. portfolio, said his father did not want to move back to “square one” and wanted to develop a positive relationship with the new U.S. Administration. The Ambassador underscored the gravity of the situation and noted that the Libyan Government had chosen a very dangerous venue to express its pique. He also noted that many of the holdups in the bilateral relationship had been due to Libyan political missteps and bureaucratic bungling. The Ambassador told Saif he would try to get some kind of statement along the lines requested, but the HEU shipment should in no way be held hostage to any specific actions beyond that. Saif assured the Ambassador that once that message was conveyed to Tripoli, he would immediately “fix” the problem. End Summary.

    ¶3. (S/NF) Once again exhibiting their flair for the dramatic, and after almost one week of stonewalling regarding the decision to not allow the departure of the HEU shipment to Russia, the Libyan leadership authorized a meeting between Saif al-Islam (accompanied by an assistant) and the Ambassador (accompanied by Pol-Econ Counselor) as the Ambassador was departing for the airport to travel to Washington. During the November 27 meeting, the Ambassador expressed his deep concern about Libya’s decision to halt shipment of its remaining Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) stockpile to Russia for treatment and disposal. The Ambassador said that Libya’s WMD commitments were the cornerstone of the relationship, and the last-minute, unexplained disapproval of the shipment seemed to renege on those commitments. He emphasized that the Libyans must move forward with the shipment as soon as possible, for security reasons and to preserve the bilateral relationship. The Ambassador pressed Saif to explain why the shipment was held up and insisted that the Libyans must improve communication in times of crisis, stating that Libyan officials cannot simply ignore calls from high-level USG officials and refuse to explain their decisions that negatively affect bilateral interests. This was no way to conduct a relationship. The decision to halt the shipment and create this crisis was intensified by the timing and the international context, given the President’s focus on non-proliferation and the problems engendered by Iran. By its actions, Libya was jeopardizing its relationship with the whole international community.

    ¶4. (S/NF) Saif al-Islam explicitly linked Libya’s decision to halt the HEU shipment to its dissatisfaction with the U.S. relationship. Saif said the shipment was halted because the regime was “fed up” with the pace of the relationship and what it perceived as a backing-out of commitments to bilateral cooperation. The areas of specific concern were Libya’s purchase of military equipment (non-lethal and lethal weapons), an update on what was being done with Libya’s centrifuges, movement on the Regional Nuclear Medicine Center, and financial assistance for the chemical weapons destruction program, including construction of the destruction facility. Saif pledged to solve the HEU crisis and to allow the shipment to move forward as early as next week if the USG expressed a renewed commitment to the relationship and to deeper engagement. Saif noted that the message needed to be conveyed to (or addressed to) Libyan Leader Muammar al-Qadhafi.

    ¶5. (S/NF) Saif continued that prevailing domestic opinion and conservative forces were critical of Libya’s decision to dismantle its nuclear weapons program. Noting that he personally had played an important role in Libya’s re-engagement with the West, Saif asserted that “If something goes wrong, people will blame me, whether I am in a certain official position or not.” Saif stated that Libya’s decision to give up its WMD programs was contingent upon “compensation” from the U.S., including the purchase of conventional weapons and non-conventional military equipment; security cooperation; military cooperation; civil-nuclear cooperation and assistance, to include the building of a Regional Nuclear Medicine Facility; and the end of “double taxation” and economic cooperation, such as the signing of a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).

    ¶6. (S/NF) Saif noted that Libya was a small, rich country, surrounded by large, powerful, poorer neighbors. Yet Libya, the only Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) signatory in the region, had given up all of its conventional weapons and could not purchase replacement systems or military equipment from the United States. He highlighted Egypt, a non-MTCR signatory, as an example of a neighboring country that receives millions of dollars in U.S. aid and military assistance but did not have to share Libya’s nonproliferation commitments. Relative to such neighbors, Libya’s decision to dismantle its nuclear programs had weakened its ability to defend itself. He stated, “We share rich natural resources — oil and gas — along the borders, yet we have no capacity to defend that wealth.” Saif complained that Libya could not purchase conventional weapons from the United States or even from Sweden or Germany due to U.S. holds on the sale of those weapons to Libya — “even until now, seven years later, there is an embargo on Libya’s purchase of lethal equipment.” He specifically mentioned a problem purchasing “Tiger” vehicles outfitted with American-manufactured engines from Jordan, due to a U.S. legal restriction on Libya’s purchase of American-equipment.

    ¶7. (S/NF) Inquiring about the status of the centrifuges Libya gave up as part of its WMD commitments, Saif argued that the U.S. had used the “deal” as a public relations coup for the previous administration. He said that the fact that the centrifuges were sent to the United States and are still there, rather than under IAEA surveillance and control was a “big insult to the Leader.” The fact that Libya was never “compensated” for the centrifuges added to the insult. In addition to the centrifuge problem, he complained that Libya had to pay for the destruction of its chemical weapons. Saif insisted that Libya was not able to pay to destroy its chemical weapons stock, noting that the construction of the destruction facility alone was estimated to cost US $25 million. For these and other reasons relating to “non-compensation” for WMD decisions, he stated that certain voices in Libya were pressuring the Leader to withdraw from the MTCR agreement. He lamented that “slowly, slowly, we are moving backward rather than forward.” He told the Ambassador that in order for the relationship to progress, the U.S. needed to make a move. “The ball is in your court,” Saif urged.

    ¶8. (S/NF) Continuing his lament, Saif said the U.S.-Libya relationship
    was “not going well.” Since his last visit to the United States in 2008, Saif said that both sides had deviated from the roadmap that had been agreed upon at that time, which specified cooperation in the military, security, nonproliferation, civilian-nuclear, and economic spheres. He asserted that the roadmap had gotten “lost” due to his own “disappearance” from the political scene and “preoccupation with other issues overseas.” He acknowledged that he was disconnected for a long time but that he was back on the political scene — although he was careful to caveat that he had not yet accepted an official role in the regime.

    ¶9. (S/NF) Saif raised a few recent incidents that he argued illustrated how things were going wrong. First, he pointed to Muammar al-Qadhafi’s recent trip to New York, which in Saif’s opinion had not gone well, because of the “tent and residence issues and his [pere Qadhafi’s] inability to visit ground zero.” He said that all three issues had been complicated by local U.S. authorities and had humiliated the Libyan leader — “even tourists can see ground zero without permission, but a Head of State cannot?” Secondly, Saif believed that his father’s UNGA speech had been misinterpreted by U.S. audiences; he specifically focused on statements involving moving the UN Headquarters outside of the United States and various assassination investigations (JFK, Rafik al-Hariri, etc.). Saif stated that the elder Qadhafi meant no offense by his statements, but was merely trying to “pave the way” for any future decisions that POTUS might make related to those issues. Lastly, Saif noted that the Libyan leader was worried about U.S. intervention in Africa. The elder Qadhafi was also against the linguistic and political division of Africa into “North” and “Sub-Saharan” Africa and wanted countries such as the United States to treat Africa as a single entity rather than two blocs.

    ¶10. (S/NF) Saif said that Muammar al-Qadhafi was serious about deepening engagement with the United States and establishing a relationship with the Obama Administration. Saif said that his father did not want to “go back to square one,” but wanted to move the bilateral relationship forward. Saif emphasized the Libyan leader’s interest in meeting POTUS in a third country if a meeting in the United States was not possible. Such a meeting would help overcome the negative history that our nations shared, would support the rebuilding of trust, and might even help with U.S. Embassy operations and activities in Libya, according to Saif.

    ¶11. (S/NF) The Ambassador noted that the relationship had seen several advancements and several serious setbacks since Saif’s last visit to the United States, including the August 20 hero’s welcome accorded to Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi by Saif himself. Megrahi’s return had severely offended American sensitivities and renewed tensions that set the relationship back. Until that point, there had been significant progress, with a military-to-military agreement signed in January and the positive April visit of National Security Advisor Mutassim al-Qadhafi and his meeting with the Secretary. Although the death of Fathi el-Jahmi had been a setback to the relationship, the U.S. and Libya had found a productive way forward through the establishment of a bilateral Human Rights Dialogue. Regarding concerns about U.S. intervention in Africa, the Ambassador reminded Saif that Colonel Qadhafi and General Ward had had what we believed to be a very productive meeting several months ago, which we had hoped would have dispelled any concerns the Libyans had about U.S. intentions in Africa. The Ambassador explained that Americans were hoping for a more forward-leaning statement by Muammar al-Qadhafi in New York but instead heard a series of remarks that were not agreeable to the American public. As a result, the relationship has been placed on a “low-burner” since August.

    ¶12. (S/NF) In spite of these issues, the Ambassador said the U.S. had managed to keep moving ahead in the areas of security, military, political, civilian-nuclear, and economic cooperation. However, many of the delays in implementation were due to Libya’s opaque bureaucracy. The Section 505 end user agreement, for example, had languished in the GOL for months, as had Libya’s response on TIFA. Libya’s slow-rolling on visa approvals for official American travelers had delayed movement in areas such as civilian-nuclear cooperation and on the Regional Nuclear Medicine Facility.

    ¶13. (S/NF) Saif acknowledged that he was disconnected for a long time from the bilateral relationship and recognized that the hero’s welcome for Megrahi had set engagement back. He reiterated that he was “back” on the scene and could serve as the “trouble-shooter” for any future problems. He urged the Ambassador to contact his office directly in times of crisis. He also promised to resolve the visa issue, stating that he understood the importance of a transparent and reliable system of issuance. In their one-on-one discussion afterwards, the Ambassador asked Saif to explain his actions when he accompanied Megrahi back to Tripoli. Saif said he knew what the reaction in the West would be, but that it did not constitute an “official” welcome. He had worked on the release for a long time, he was not a public official, and there were no international media like Al Jazeera present. In addition, Saif claimed that the Libyans would someday find a way to show that Megrahi was innocent. The Ambassador reiterated the damage the welcome had done and said no amount of justification could undo that. Saif nodded his understanding. Saif also replied that if he is confirmed in his new position, he was as yet not sure whether he would retain his current position as head of the Qadhafi Development Foundation.

    COMMENT AND ACTION REQUEST

    ¶14. (S/NF) The Libyan Government has chosen a very dangerous issue on which to express its apparent pique about perceived problems in the bilateral relationship, a point the Ambassador underscored with Saif al-Islam. If Saif is to be believed, it appears we might have a way forward. If the Department is willing, we would urge a phone call from the Secretary to Musa Kusa with a message for Colonel Qadhafi comprising a general statement of commitment to the relationship, a commitment to work with the Libyans to move the relationship ahead, and a strong point insisting that the HEU shipment be allowed to go forward immediately and not be held hostage to any further actions.

    BIO NOTE

    ¶15. (S/NF) Saif met the Ambassdor in an office on the Bab Al-Aziziya compound. The office was filled with books, including a high stack of art and interior design books and several brochures distributed by the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section. Saif conducted the meeting in English. He was accompanied by his personal assistant, Mohamed Ismail Ahmed (DOB 07/06/1968), who said that he was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and spent his childhood years traveling abroad with his diplomat father, including in Afghanistan in the late 1970s, where he attended the American School. Ahmed was soft-spoken and spoke fluent English. He asked Pol/Econ chief to provide him with additional information on the status of Libya’s military procurement requests and Letters of Offer and Assistance (LOA’s). POLASCHIK My personality type: INTJ – please forgive my weaknesses (Not naturally in tune with others feelings; may be insensitive at times, tend to respond to conflict with logic and reason, tend to believe I’m always right, tend to be unwilling or unable to accept blame ) Reply Reply With Quote Blog this Post .
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    03-23-2011 04:56 PM #2 malkusm

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    Yeah, I got curious this weekend and went through them. Nothing particularly damning — Gaddafi was being a bit of a thorn in the side of the State Department, claiming that previous agreements had been misunderstood or outright breached, and halting this HEU shipment from Tripoli to Russia. We also sold the Libyan government 8 C-130 prop planes which were (are??) for some reason being held in Georgia (American state, not the country). .
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    03-23-2011 05:01 PM #3 specsaregood

    Very interesting.
    I wonder if the “rebels” are the same groups that wanted Qadhafi to end the treaties and start back up the nuclear project…..
    If I understand this correctly (quickly perused), Qadhafi was the one that wanted a better relationship with the US..

    Originally Posted by malkusm
    Yeah, I got curious this weekend and went through them. Nothing particularly damning — Gaddafi was being a bit of a thorn in the side of the State Department, claiming that previous agreements had been misunderstood or outright breached, and halting this HEU shipment from Tripoli to Russia.
    But it also indicates that maybe he was doing that because of pressure from others in his government. Last edited by specsaregood; 03-23-2011 at 05:02 PM.
    Originally Posted by Austrian Econ Disciple
    Rand has really impressed me. Anyone got some shorts I can eat? Reply Reply With Quote Blog this Post .
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    03-23-2011 05:11 PM #4 hazek

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    Interesting cable on McCain’s visit:

    Reference ID
    09TRIPOLI648
    Created
    2009-08-10 17:05
    Released
    2011-03-22 00:12
    Classification
    UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
    Origin
    Embassy Tripoli

    SUBJECT: SCENESETTER FOR CODEL MCCAIN’S TRIP TO LIBYA

    TRIPOLI 00000648 001.2 OF 003

    1.(SBU/NF) Summary: Embassy Tripoli warmly welcomes your visit and believes it will be an important occasion to advance the bilateral relationship in several key areas. Following the signature of the U.S.-Libya Comprehensive Claims Settlement Agreement in October 2008, the United States and Libya established full diplomatic relations, including the exchange of Ambassadors in January 2009 for the first time in 37 years. The normalization of relations has provided the United States and Libya with increasing opportunities to push for progress in areas of mutual concern, such as counterterrorism efforts, military-to-military cooperation, regional stability in greater Africa, and trade and investment. However, significant challenges remain, particularly in ensuring Libya meets its disarmament commitments and in encouraging the government to expand political space through a human rights dialogue. We believe it would be very helpful if you emphasized to your Libyan interlocutors the importance the U.S. places on progress in these key areas, and share your vision of how the relationship could develop once outstanding issues are resolved. End summary.

    2.(SBU/NF) Your visit represents the highest-level visit by a U.S. Government delegation since former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice’s historic and well-received visit in September 2008. The Libyan Government is taking great pains to ensure that you have a positive experience as well, and will be listening for cues on the future direction of the relationship. Your visit comes just three weeks before the 40th anniversary of Qadhafi’s coup on September 1, and falls within a year of unprecedented international prominence for Libya and for Muammar al-Qadhafi. Qadhafi, who sees himself as a man of particular historical importance, currently holds the chairmanship of the African Union (AU), and is expected to lead his country’s delegation to New York this fall, as his country takes on the presidency of the 64th UN General Assembly. Qadhafi has leveraged his position as AU Chair to improve Libya’s relations with European nations, paying recent state visits to France, Russia, and Italy, among other nations. As a sign that he has normalized relations with Libya’s former colonial ruler, Qadhafi will host Silvio Berlusconi for a Libyan-Italian “Friendship Day” at the end of the month. A meeting with POTUS on the margins of UNGA would be the capstone of Qadhafi’s historic year, but Embassy and high-level State Department officials have emphasized that Libya must take specific actions to move forward the bilateral relationship prior to a potential meeting.

    SECURITY

    3.(SBU/NF) Libya’s decision to give up its WMD programs and to renounce its support for terrorism opened the door for a wide range of cooperation in areas of mutual concern. Libya has acted as a critical ally in U.S. counterterrorism efforts, and Libya is considered one of our primary partners in combating the flow of foreign fighters. Our strategic partnership in this field has been highly productive and beneficial to both nations. We have begun some successful training programs to assist Libya in improving its security capabilities, under the rubrics of anti-terrorism assistance and border security. However, the government has not wanted to commit to participate in the Trans Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership (TSCTP) due to an incorrect perception that TSCTP is a regional organization, designed to provide U.S. foreign assistance to countries in need. Libya is very sensitive to receiving foreign aid, insisting that it is not a needy country but rather a patron nation of others. We believe it would be helpful if you could clarify the importance of TSCTP for obtaining congressional funding for bilateral security programs in Libya.

    4.(SBU/NF) Libya has stated its number one priority, in return for relinquishing WMD, is a security guarantee by the U.S. against foreign aggression. To that end, Libya has expressed an interest in purchasing lethal weapons from U.S. firms. It would be helpful if you could provide congressional perspectives on lethal sales to Libya and the security commitments that must be fulfilled prior to any U.S. consideration of lethal sales. The GOL has also expressed a desire to receive in operational order the eight C-130 planes that Libya purchased in the 1970’s, which were never delivered to Libya. Although the USG views the case as a strictly commercial matter between Libya and Lockheed Martin, the manufacturer of the C-130s, the aircraft are stored at a U.S. airbase, and the U.S. Air Force is encouraging Lockheed Martin to propose a compromise. Notably, the GOL has not yet agreed to end-use monitoring or security of U.S. technology agreements – two necessary steps for expanded TRIPOLI 00000648 002.2 OF 003 military-to-military cooperation, such as International Military Education and Training (IMET) programs.

    WMD COMMITMENTS

    5.(SBU/NF) Progress in other areas of the bilateral relationship will depend on Libya’s continued progress toward fulfillment of its WMD-related commitments. The U.S. is ready to launch a civil-nuclear dialogue as a framework for discussing ways in which we can expand our nuclear cooperation in areas such as the establishment of a Regional Nuclear Medicine Center, cooperative threat reduction, scientist engagement and redirection programs, and civil-nuclear engagement. However, we are unable to consider expanded cooperation until Libya makes good-faith efforts to meet the following critical deadlines for destruction and/or disposal of its WMD and related materials: -September 2009: Transfer of highly enriched uranium fuel to Russia, and beginning destruction of SCUD Bs; -2010: Conversion of Rabta chemical site to a pharmaceutical plant, and destruction of precursor chemicals; -2011: Destruction of mustard agent.

    6.(SBU/NF) The most pressing issue remains Libya’s signing of the agreement to transfer its highly enriched uranium to Russia for treatment and disposal, an action that must be taken prior to August 15, 2009, if Libya is going to meet the September deadline for disposal. The GOL is keenly interested in the establishment of the Regional Nuclear Medicine Center as an example of the success of the bilateral relationship. Your interlocutors may raise the issue of U.S. funding for the Regional Nuclear Medicine Center, which is a request that the Department of Energy is currently preparing for submission to Congress.

    REGIONAL COOPERATION

    7.(SBU/NF) Libya’s strategic geographical position and current role as chair of the African Union make it a significant player on the continent. Libya has thus far cooperated with U.S. efforts to foster peace in Darfur and a foundational effort to forge a ceasefire between Sudan and Chad. The USG continues to support Libya’s efforts within the AU Peace and Security Commission to promote good governance and rule of law. Qadhafi has used his role as Chair of the African Union to attempt to mediate conflicts in the sub-Saharan region, to include Sudan-Chad, Somalia, and Eritrea-Ethiopia. Libya hosted an African Union Summit in July, during which it advocated to strengthen the AU, and it is preparing to host another summit on regional peace and security on August 31.

    8.(SBU/NF) As Qadhafi has broadened his engagement as an African leader, he has notably minimized his efforts to affect policy in the Arab world. Nevertheless, he continues to tout his vision for a one-state solution between the Israelis and the Palestinians: “Isratine.” The Libyans will appreciate any information you would like to share regarding how Congress views Africa, the Arab world in general and the Middle East peace process in particular.

    HUMAN RIGHTS, MEGRAHI

    9.(SBU/NF) Human rights remains a sensitive topic in the bilateral relationship, particularly in the wake of Fathi el-Jahmi’s death in May. The Libyan Government has agreed to host an interagency team of USG officials August 17-19 to launch a bilateral Human Rights Dialogue. This first meeting will set the agenda for the dialogue, which will include general discussion on a broad range of issues, such as international conventions to which both the U.S. and Libya are party; refugees and migration; prisons and detention facilities; international bodies and international NGOs; as well as specific cases of concern from both sides. The USG delegation will be led by the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, and will include representatives from the NSC, OVP, and State Department. The Embassy views this dialogue as an important step forward in our relationship. It would be very helpful if you could share your views on the importance of human rights to bilateral engagement.

    10.(SBU/NF) The Government of Libya has not officially raised the case of convicted Pan Am 103 bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi with the Embassy at any level. We do not expect the issue to be raised during your visit, but if it is, we believe the most TRIPOLI 00000648 003.2 OF 003 helpful response would be to note that this is an issue for the Scottish Executive and that it would not be constructive to discuss the case as a bilateral issue. Libya requested compassionate release for Megrahi on July 24, but the Scottish courts have not yet issued a decision on granting his release.

    HOMELAND SECURITY: VISAS AND PORT-OF-ENTRY PROCEDURES

    11.(SBU/NF) As part of our effort to expand relations and facilitate greater people-to-people exchanges, Embassy Tripoli began full non-immigrant visa services in April 2009. Unfortunately, we have not seen reciprocal movement on the Libyan side. The Embassy is coordinating a bilateral working group with GOL counterparts to discuss visa issues, including non-issuance of visas to U.S. diplomats and official visitors, business travelers, and tourists. It would be helpful if you could underscore with Libyan officials the importance of a fully normalized visa regime to the implementation of fully normalized relations with the United States.

    12.(SBU/NF) Libyan officials may complain about Department of Homeland Security regulations and practices governing the way that they are received at U.S. ports-of-entry. Libyan travelers – including senior Government officials, in contravention of DHS procedures – are routinely pulled into secondary questioning due to Libya’s status as an NSEERS country. DHS regulations dating back to 1983 also prohibit the travel to the U.S. of Libyan nuclear scientists and aircraft pilots and mechanics. Libyan officials may not be aware of these latter regulations, but they must be changed in order to move forward on the full range of civil-nuclear and security cooperation that we envision.

    COMMENT

    13.(SBU/NF) The Embassy has received positive signs from the Libyan Government regarding your requested meeting with Qadhafi. Your visit will be seen as an important opportunity for Libya to prove that it is worthy of respect as a bilateral partner. Qadhafi will be looking to you for insight into how Congress views Libya and the future of the bilateral relationship. Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide in pushing forward our strategic agenda. We look forward to welcoming you in the Libyan Jamahiriya. POLASCHIK My personality type: INTJ – please forgive my weaknesses (Not naturally in tune with others feelings; may be insensitive at times, tend to respond to conflict with logic and reason, tend to believe I’m always right, tend to be unwilling or unable to accept blame ) Reply Reply With Quote Blog this Post .
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    03-23-2011 05:13 PM #5 hazek

    Btw isn’t it crazy? There are only 6281 cables of total 251287 released so far. My personality type: INTJ – please forgive my weaknesses (Not naturally in tune with others feelings; may be insensitive at times, tend to respond to conflict with logic and reason, tend to believe I’m always right, tend to be unwilling or unable to accept blame ) .
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    03-23-2011 06:58 PM #6 HOLLYWOOD
    Location:Carson City, NV
    Posts:12,224
    hazek, I can confirm after reading 1000’s of classified TELEX that this is exactly how the United States communicates and operates. Good combo in posting US public media coverage and the actual government communications/OPS on the subjects. Tells you, another death notch in MSM media failure to investigate, challenge, and/or government collusion/conspiring in manipulating (propaganda). Clear as day on this thread and the evidence posted.

    Yah think the Qaddafi’s/Libyan officials would learn after being screwed for decades by the US government in negotiations/deals. The final nail in the fascist/imperial coffin are these bombings with accomplices like ; CFR/TRILATERAL/MSM propaganda, and UK’s statement for authorization to assassinate heads of state. (see todays announcement by the UK to kill)

    If anything, this reaffirms that you never give up your leverage in negotiating with the US. Sanctions, Covert OPS, Theft, Blockades, and finally war on nations that don’t submit to US demands. Pretty much cookie cutter international policy.

    +rep hazek… this thread should be RPF top article on the Front Page

    Germans pull out of this Libyan Imperial Show… UK calls for assassinations of Qaddafis: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…lls-apart.html

    Who’s in charge? Germans pull forces out of NATO as Libyan coalition falls apart

    Deep divisions between allied forces currently bombing Libya worsened today as the German military announced it was pulling forces out of NATO over continued disagreement on who will lead the campaign.

    A German military spokesman said it was recalling two frigates and AWACS surveillance plane crews from the Mediterranean, after fears they would be drawn into the conflict if NATO takes over control from the U.S.
    The infighting comes as a heated meeting of NATO ambassadors yesterday failed to resolve whether the 28-nation alliance should run the operation to enforce a U.N.-mandated no-fly zone, diplomats said.
    Yesterday a war of words erupted between the U.S. and Britain after the U.K. government claimed Muammar Gaddafi is a legitimate target for assassination.
    U.K. government officials said killing the Libyan leader would be legal if it prevented civilian deaths as laid out in a U.N. resolution.

    But U.S. defence secretary Robert Gates hit back at the suggestion, saying it would be ‘unwise’ to target the Libyan leader adding cryptically that the bombing campaign should stick to the ‘U.N. mandate’. Last edited by HOLLYWOOD; 03-23-2011 at 07:01 PM.
    03-23-2011 09:44 PM #7 TexanRudeBoy

    Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD
    hazek, I can confirm after reading 1000's of classified TELEX that this is exactly how the United States communicates and operates. Good combo in posting US public media coverage and the actual government communications/OPS on the subjects. Tells you, another death notch in MSM media failure to investigate, challenge, and/or government collusion/conspiring in manipulating (propaganda). Clear as day on this thread and the evidence posted.

    Yah think the Qaddafi's/Libyan officials would learn after being screwed for decades by the US government in negotiations/deals. The final nail in the fascist/imperial coffin are these bombings with accomplices like ; CFR/TRILATERAL/MSM propaganda, and UK's statement for authorization to assassinate heads of state. (see todays announcement by the UK to kill)

    If anything, this reaffirms that you never give up your leverage in negotiating with the US. Sanctions, Covert OPS, Theft, Blockades, and finally war on nations that don't submit to US demands. Pretty much cookie cutter international policy.

    +rep hazek… this thread should be RPF top article on the Front Page

    Germans pull out of this Libyan Imperial Show… UK calls for assassinations of Qaddafis: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…lls-apart.html

    Who's in charge? Germans pull forces out of NATO as Libyan coalition falls apart

    Deep divisions between allied forces currently bombing Libya worsened today as the German military announced it was pulling forces out of NATO over continued disagreement on who will lead the campaign.

    A German military spokesman said it was recalling two frigates and AWACS surveillance plane crews from the Mediterranean, after fears they would be drawn into the conflict if NATO takes over control from the U.S.
    The infighting comes as a heated meeting of NATO ambassadors yesterday failed to resolve whether the 28-nation alliance should run the operation to enforce a U.N.-mandated no-fly zone, diplomats said.
    Yesterday a war of words erupted between the U.S. and Britain after the U.K. government claimed Muammar Gaddafi is a legitimate target for assassination.
    U.K. government officials said killing the Libyan leader would be legal if it prevented civilian deaths as laid out in a U.N. resolution.

    But U.S. defence secretary Robert Gates hit back at the suggestion, saying it would be 'unwise' to target the Libyan leader adding cryptically that the bombing campaign should stick to the 'U.N. mandate'.
    So they aren't even pretending that the US isn't in charge in overseas press? That's basically the only way they're selling it here. “Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word. And there’s an opening convey of generalities. A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner. ”
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    03-24-2011 04:11 AM #8 HOLLYWOOD
    Location:Carson City, NV
    Posts:12,224
    Originally Posted by TexanRudeBoy
    So they aren't even pretending that the US isn't in charge in overseas press? That's basically the only way they're selling it here.
    Yeah, the propaganda is getting pretty deep across corporate media and .gov. Same 30 second talking points by the establishment to getting a majority backing on this tyrannical venture.

    Not one American news organization has brought up the WIKILEAKS between Qaddafi, Libya, and the US government. Just the same old fear, Ruthless Blood Thirsty Dictator, Murderer, Geneocide, Butcher… it's all the incitement words to pull America's ignorant along.

    I haven't heard much about the MI-6 agents caught in Libya early on in this civil war. Anybody?

    Man did Qaddafi and Libya get duped… pay PanAm reparations, deal with the oil companies, turn over the nuke weapons program, Enriched Uranium to Russia, destroy the chemicals and chemical plants, ship the centrifuges to the US… then will gave you everything owed and agreed upon. After Qaddafi and sons did all this, the US gave them a great big fuckin middle finger. Not only that, the CIA and MI6 no doubt started the incitement of this Libyan civil war. Then they rob Libya's $30 Billion in reserves, freeze all assets of cabinet members, blockades, sanctions, bombings, assassination attempts, civil unrest, terrorism, and soon: INVASION

    CNN has confirmed more bombing this night/early morning in the Tripoli area.

  64. In Prugia, Italy, these were Libyan Students for Moammar Gadhafi. At dawn, the Italian police arrested the head of the Lyban student body for demonstrating against official policy of assisted aerial bombings leaving out of the Port of Perugia for Libyan airstrikes. They said that this particular man, Nuri Ahusain, wanted to kill some of the offiicals responsible for ordering the airstrikes.

    http://www.umbria24.it

  65. Libyan rebels are foreign terrorists – Russian Communist leader
    08 June, 2011, 13:06
    Edited: 08 June, 2011, 17:01

    A Libyan rebel fighter (AFP Photo / Odd Andersen)
    TRENDS: Libya’s Odyssey Dawn TAGS: NATO, Russia, Politics, Libya, War

    The leader of the Russian Communist Party believes the so-called opposition in Libya is made up of employees of foreign oil companies and terrorists.
    ­Nevertheless, he said Russia was capable of mediating the crisis and of leading Libya to a peaceful settlement.
    In the official written address distributed by the press service of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation on Wednesday, the party leader, Gennadiy Zyuganov, said that the Libyan opposition was getting its support and financing from Western nations.

    “It is quite obvious now that most of the so-called rebels are foreign citizens who work for numerous Western oil companies in Libya and who are often connected with terrorist networks, who are armed, sponsored and acting in the interests of former colonial powers,” the statement reads.

    “It is shocking that in Libya NATO is actively cooperating with those very international terrorists that it claims it is fighting all over the world. So-called rebels are in reality NATO’s support units, a sort of a private army of the West,” the Communist leader wrote.

    Zyuganov also believes that after the Western coalition understood that it was impossible to overthrow Gaddafi with the opposition’s hands they switched to direct military involvement.

    “It turned out that the rebel units cannot oppose Gaddafi’s military forces. That is why NATO has to conduct more of the military activities by itself and less of the concealment of its true objective – the destruction of Gaddafi and the political system that he had created that provided authentic sovereignty for Libya and prosperity for its citizens,” the statement reads.
    Zyuganov also criticized Russia’s authorities for their position in the Libyan conflict. He said that this position allowed NATO to start the aggression in the first place, probably meaning that Russia did not use its veto in the Security Council vote on the Libya resolution. He also said that such a position was not adding to Russia’s international reputation and weakened the position of Russia’s mediating mission in Libya.

    In conclusion, Zyuganov said that the only solution to the Libyan crisis was the immediate end of the NATO military operation and also of the financial and political support to the “mercenaries who fight against the legitimate government in this country.” He also called for accepting the peace plan suggested by the African Union.
    Russia abstained in the UN Security Council vote on the resolution authorizing the use of force in Libya, but President Medvedev amended the Russian legislation in accordance with the resolution, banning the sales of arms to Libya and also refusing Gaddafi and his close circle the right to enter the Russian Federation. Speaking at the G8 summit in late May, Medvedev said that Gaddafi had exhausted his legitimacy and must go. At the same time, Russian officials have repeatedly criticized the resolution and warned that it could lead to a lengthy war with numerous casualties.
    Representatives of Gaddafi’s government and the rebels’ supreme body, the Provisionary Council, visited Moscow in May and held talks with the Russian foreign minister.
    Russian presidential envoy Mikhail Margelov visited Libya earlier this week but only went to the rebels’ base of Benghazi and made no contact with Gaddafi’s government. Margelov described the leaders of the rebel government have no particular plans of reconciliation.
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    Libya: NATO’s last stand18.07.2011
    Has the international community gone mad?

    For those of us who thought we would enter a new era on the threshold of the Third Millennium, for those of us who dreamed about an international community of friends based upon fraternal relations, devoid of hatred, killing, massacres…how wrong, naïve and gullible we were. We also make a shocking revelation which will strike to the heart of NATO.

    International law does not permit me to arm myself with an automatic weapon and an RPG launcher and go and take revenge for NATO’s cowardly and murderous assault against Libya and Africa because such would be branded as terrorism. Neither does international law permit NATO to go far beyond the scope of UNSC Resolutions 1970 and 1973 (2011) in taking sides in a conflict that is now described as a civil war, a civil war started by forces outside Libya using the endemically separatist and Islamist elements in the East of the country. The difference is, if I were to do one hundredth of what NATO has done in Libya, I would be arrested, while NATO can strafe civilian buildings, hospitals, schools, private homes, committing massacres, murdering children, purposefully targeting Colonel Gaddafi and his family, take sides in an internal conflict, commit acts of murder, attempted murder, criminal damage with intent…and the result is impunity? No ….ing way!

    Apart from NATO siding with these armed terrorists (check out “Libya rebels + images” on a search engine and ask yourselves whether these are unarmed civilians being attacked; check out You Tube “Libya rebels + atrocities” and ask why NATO is bombing the Libyan Armed Forces to protect this filth), certain members of the international community, including, now, the United States of America, have declared the “rebels” as the legitimate government of Libya. Has the international community gone mad? Since when were they elected? How democratic are they when compared with the Jamahiriya? For the critics of Gaddafi, one question: Do you even know what the Jamahiriya is? Shouldn’t you inform yourselves before taking sides?

    Every bomb that NATO drops is met with a tangible reaction in the hearts and minds of the international community, to which the callous leadership of this disgusting and revolting organization is blind and deaf, living as they do their cocooned lives, surrounded by the evil clique which represents the leeches on this earth – the banking, energy and arms lobbies. The reaction in the hearts and minds of the international community is one of seething and sullen hatred.

    White House: NATO means less costs for the US taxpayer and less loss of US lives

    To understand why, it is perfectly simple: this time, after Serbia, after Iraq, the international community was far more ready to respond to NATO’s act of aggression because by now everyone sees through the hype: NATO is not a defensive organization which serves to protect its member states against attack, it is a bellicose organization which panders to the whims of Washington (the White House recently stated that NATO is useful because it means actions cost less to the US taxpayer and cost less American lives – yes they actually said that in an email) and which implements the policies controlled by the above-mentioned lobbies.

    And in Libya, NATO made yet another cynical attempt to whitewash its actions using the corporate media to shape public opinion. For those who think Colonel Gaddafy is a dictator, read his Green Book (1) and read the UN Report for which he was to receive a humanitarian prize this year (2). For those who think the Libyan rebels are innocent civilians and not armed terrorists, there are thousands of images and videos on the Internet which so obviously prove the opposite.

    Has anyone reporting on Libya actually bothered to contact sources on the ground and to tell the truth? Well here it is. The “rebels” have time and time again stage-managed false flag events, committing massacres and blaming them on the Libyan Armed Forces; they have massacred people in the streets, they are racists (targeting black Libyans) and they wish to impose Sharia law. Their military commander, Abdel Hakim al-Hasidi, himself admitted to having connections with Al-Qaeda and admitted that many of the terrorists fighting the Libyan Government also fought against NATO in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their civilian leader, Mahmoud Jibril, twice passed the death penalty against Bulgarian nurses working in Libya when he was Justice Minister and Muammar al-Qathafi lifted it.

    Muammar al-Qathafi has spoken out against Islamist fanaticism, Muammar al-Qathafi was the first international figure to issue arrest warrants for Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, he has spoken out against the Burqah, the veil, in favour of women’s rights, against stoning of women and against the death penalty for homosexuals.

    He has provided Africa with its own institutions – a nightmare for the banking lobbies; he has provided Africa with its own communications systems bringing telemedicine and e-learning to all – a nightmare for the communications lobbies who as a result have lost millions; he has started a movement in which Africans would claim 90% of the profits for the exploitation of their resources, not the paltry ten per cent they receive today – a nightmare for the energy lobbies and his construction of the African Union is a nightmare for all the lobbies because they want Africans buying energy and weapons and borrowing money at huge interest rates.

    This will shock the world: Spread this news far and wide

    Despite NATO targeting Libyan Armed Forces positions (is this protecting civilians?), the Libyan Armed Forces are not crumbling, contrary to what the corporate media has insinuated. In fact, they are making good progress. And here is the truth, straight from the shoulder right between NATO’s eyes, square in the face of Obama and Cameron and Sarkozy (who by the way are spending MILLIONS of their taxpayers’ money every day on supporting Islamist terrorists on Europe’s doorstep…Nice one Washington, yes I noticed it. Cool way to destabilise a whole continent and undermine its EURO).

    My contacts on the front line in Libya have revealed to me the modus operandi of the Libyan Armed Forces. Unlike NATO, which bombs and strafes and massacres at will with a callous disregard for human life, and in its desperation increases the ferocity of its attacks from 30,000 feet, the Libyan Armed Forces do NOT fire indiscriminately. Progress is slow because they call upon their adversaries to lay down their arms and make sure the civilian population has left the area before they begin their campaign.

    Now this, nobody in NATO has referred to neither have the western media outlets NATO uses.

    In conclusion, this is not about Libya or Colonel Gaddafy. It is about NATO having painted itself into a corner because the French had vested interests in North Africa and Britain’s David Cameron, unpopular at home, was dying to have a war for himself. After all, he is from a country where the last five Prime Ministers have been involved in six wars. This was also a cynical manipulation from William Hague, the beleaguered Foreign Secretary who like Bill Clinton (Monica Lewinsky/Serbia) perhaps needed some external focal point of interest to take the prying public eye away from his own private life.
    Frustrated with the fact that they now see how genuinely popular al-Qathafi is, knowing they jumped the gun and sided with terrorists in an internal struggle, NATO now tries to wrong the rights by recognising the wrong side and increases its savage attacks. This time however the hearts and minds of the international community are aware, are engaged and this outrage will not go unpunished.

    NATO will pay for this, and will pay dearly, as will its leaders. This will not be forgotten neither will those of us who dreamed about an international community ruled on the basis of respect for the law and not the greed of lobbies. The cynical manipulation of public opinion through peddling concepts of fear and insecurity through the lie-mongering corporate media has come to an end. This is NATO‘s last stand.

    Naming and shaming
    Let this campaign be NATO’s last. Let the people of the world make their voice felt through protest against this evil organization and make them pay by voting with their feet, or in this case, wallets. As a punishment for their crimes in Libya, the international community should avoid buying products or services from the member states party to this outrage:

    Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, USA and the whores of these countries in the Middle East Jordan, Qatar and United Arab Emirates.

    Those liable for trial for war crimes for being party to acts of murder, attempted murder, siding with terrorists in an internal conflict, taking part in a campaign based upon false information (making the Resolutions 1970 and 1973 void), criminal damage, war crimes and crimes against humanity:

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Charles Bouchard (what do you expect when you get a Canadian in charge of a NATO operation?), Nicolas Sarkozy, Édouard Guillaud, Rinaldo Veri, David Cameron, Sir Stuart Peach, Barack H. Obama, Carter Ham, Sam Locklear, Harald Sunde, Abdullah II. Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Sverker Göranson, Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan.

    (1) http://www.mathaba.net/gci/theory/gb.htm

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

    Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

    Pravda.Ru

    • NATO’s “Alternate Universe” in Libya
      Posted: 2011/06/11
      From: Mathaba
      The Pentagon and its NATO partners are engaged in one of the most obvious and intensive propaganda ploys in their military operations against Libya since the days leading up to the “Coalition of the Willing” attack on Iraq.
      Wayne MADSEN (USA) 08.JUN.2011
      ….In one report from Tripoli, The Post’s Simon Denyer suggests that the Libyan government was faking some casualties as being the result of NATO air strikes on civilian targets rather than merely from non-combat-related causes. That same meme was echoed by John Burns, who is running up the New York Times’s hotel tab in Tripoli reporting on the same “made-in-the-Pentagon” propaganda line. Having been to El Khadra Hospital in Tripoli, I can attest to the fact that several individuals were injured directly by NATO airstrikes, including many with shrapnel wounds to the legs, arms, and torsos….
      My own account from Tripoli is that as of June 6, students of all ages were still in school, stores were open — although some larger food markets had limited hours of operation due to NATO sanctions on goods coming into Libya by air and ship — and that life in Tripoli continued as normal. The NATO sanctions have resulted in massive lines of cars, trucks, and taxis queued up to fill up when petrol stations receive gasoline from land routes from Tunisia or from locally-refined oil.
      petrol shortage, but still only 11cents a gallon
      Credit: Wayne Madsen in Tripoli.
      NATO has adopted Israeli-like “collective punishment” tactics for the people of government-controlled Libya. Fuel sanctions have resulted in long lines for gasoline in Tripoli, like these taxis (at the right) queued up for gasoline after shipments arrive at petrol stations.

      The NATO sanctions and their effect of the lives of Libyans living in the central government-controlled western region is a form of “collective punishment” designed to weaken the resolve of the western Libyans to support their embattled government. However, the sanctions are having the opposite effect, with even those who may have favored the replacement of the Qaddafi government, now rallying around their government leaders as NATO prepares to usher in a neo-colonial administration. With Italy a member of the NATO coalition, Libyans recall Italian atrocities committed against Libya during Rome’s colonial occupation and Libyans will support Qaddafi against the Italians, French, and British, who, along with the Americans and Canadians, seek to impose a puppet regime in Tripoli.

      Western Libyans in contact with their relatives in Benghazi, the eastern city under control of the Interim National Transition Council made up of figures of exiled opposition groups, long-supported by the CIA, Britain’s MI-6, and the French Direction General de la Securite Exterieure (DGSE), recent defectors from Qaddafi’s government, and extremist Wahhabi Salafist elements encourages and supported by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates, report how life has changed under the rebels. Women in cities like Derna, which is under the control of Salafist veterans of the “Al Qaeda” operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, including some released from U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are afraid to leave their homes because the Salafists have imposed extremist Islamic codes on women appearing in public without the veil. Under Qaddafi, there were no restrictions on what women or men could wear in public. However, men cannot have beards in their Libyan passport photographs. The possession of Libyan passports bearing photographs of bearded Salafist leaders in the rebel movement indicate they have been issued fake passports by the rebel authorities in Benghazi.
      Civil servants, including teachers, in the rebel-held east have not been paid after rebel leaders looted the Central Bank of Libya in Benghazi of 900 million Libyan dinars and $500.5 million in U.S. cash. Although the central government in Tripoli would like to help Libyan citizens in the east, there is no way for payments to be transmitted to the idled civil servants, as well as pensioners and those families who received $500 per month under Libya’s oil revenue sharing program. The Libyan rebel “finance minister” Ali Tarhouni is believed to be a longtime CIA asset and it was he who planned the theft of the cash from the safe vault of the Central Bank in Benghazi, carried out with the assistance of a CIA-supplied safecracker from the United Arab Emirates.
      A number of Libyan ministers who defected from the government to the rebels were known to be opposed to Qaddafi’s policy of sharing revenue with the Libyan people and were more interested in fattening their own bank accounts and investment portfolios. It is not coincidental, therefore, that one of the first targets of the NATO warplanes was the office in Tripoli responsible for conducting an investigation of fraud of senior government officials. Many of the officials under investigation for fraud and corruption, including senior Qaddafi ministers, are now top officials of the Interim National Transition Council, recognized by France, Italy, Britain, and other NATO countries as the “legitimate” government of Libya. Western nations are already cutting deals with rebel leaders for new oil concessions that will place the interests of Big Oil over those of the Libyan masses.

      The good news is that the fraud and corruption files in the building struck by NATO were backed up in a secure location and that these files will be used as evidence to indict the defectors who now serve on the Interim Council. The ministers and senior advisers implicated in corruption include former Justice Minister Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the nominal and ineffectual leader of the rebel interim council; Mahmoud Jibril, the U.S.-trained former Planning Minister and head of the Economic Development Board who is acting as prime minister of the rebel “Libyan Republic,” Dr. Ali el-Essawi, the Trade and Industry Minister and former ambassador to India who is also a member of the Muslim Brotherhood,Interior Minister Abdul Fatah Yunis and a close friend of Qaddafi, and former Libyan intelligence chief and Foreign Minister Musa Kusa, another close friend of Qaddafi who was also the CIA’s point man in the agency’s “extraordinary rendition” and kidnapping program in Libya.
      Ironically, some of the very same jihadists and Muslim extremists who were targets of the CIA’s torture and rendition program are now fighting with the rebels in the east, and in the case of Derna, have established a Taliban-like “Islamic emirate.”
      As for the French support for the Libyan rebels, there is evidence that French President Ncolas Sarkozy and Bernard-Henri Levy, the French philosopher friend of alleged New York hotel sexual predator and former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, supported the rebels to permit Israel to extend its influence in Libya to offset Tel Aviv’s losses in Egypt. There have been credible reports that Levy, an early supporter of the Libyan rebels, convinced them during a recent visit to Benghazi, to permit Israel to establish a military base in eastern Cyrenaica on a 30-year lease. In return for the base, Israel would exert its power in Washington, London, Paris, Berlin, and Rome to have NATO step up its military campaign in Libya and Israel would covertly provide the rebels with specialized military and intelligence assistance. Just after Levy’s shuttle diplomacy between Benghazi and Jerusalem, where he met with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, NATO committed helicopter gunships for the first time to its Libya campaign.
      There has been no mention of the Israeli involvement in Libya in the New York Times, Washington Post, or Los Angeles Times, which is not surprising considering the pro-Israeli leanings of the ownership of those newspapers.

      There has been no mention by the Western media, in their zeal to promote the Pentagon and NATO line, that some Libyan rebels acceded to the government’s offer of an amnesty if the rebels gave up their weapons. After rebels handed over their weapons in Misrata and in the western mountains, NATO increased its bombings of the two regions.

      Corporate media “war correspondents” travel in a pack, and whether they are American, British, French, German,. Canadian, or Italian, merely ape the line of the western military. In the case of Libya, the corporate war reporters hype the rebel successes while their counterparts at the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli jump on every chance to paint the Libyan government as disingenuous and exaggerating NATO collateral damage. However, this reporter witnessed the results of a NATO airstrike in a residential neighborhood of Tripoli that killed five people, including Qaddafi’s son, Seif al-Arab Qaddafi and Colonel Qaddafi’s three grandchildren. Neighboring homes, located only a block from the embassy of Ivory Coast, were also severely damaged in the NATO attack.

      neighbor to Saif al-Islam, slain son
      Credit: Wayne Madsen in Tripoli.
      The living room of the neighbor of Saif al Arab Qaddafi after NATO strike. NATO claimed it only bombs military targets and the western corporate media echoes that line with their propaganda dispatches from Tripoli.
      Other corporate media reports out of Benghazi have suggested rebel victories in the western part of Libya, in towns along the main highway route from Tripoli to the Tunisian border. Having traveled the route on June 6, this reporter can attest that there were no signs of any rebel presence, with every town and city between Tripoli and the border flying the green flag of the Jamahiriyah. There were no flags flying of the former feudal royalist regime, the flag used by the rebels, from Tripoli to Tunisia. The only gunfire heard in the region was from Tunisian troops called in to quell black African worker refugees from the fighting in Libya crossing back and forth across the unguarded border near the actual border crossing stations.
      The Libyan government has set up a phone number of Tunisia that promises displaced workers housing and financial support if they return to Libya. The rebels attacked several black African workers from sub-Saharan and Pan-Sahel countries merely because of the color of their skin. Several workers were killed and wounded and many black African women, including the wives and daughters of the guest workers, were raped by the rebels. Yet, there has been very little reported about the Arab-on-black violence by the rebels in the corporate media, ever anxious to cover for the Pentagon, CIA, White House, and NATO headquarters in Brussels.Neither is there mention of the disposal of the bodies of the victims of rebel violence: the mass burning of bodies of victims to erase any trace of crimes against humanity committed by the U.S.- and NATO-backed rebel forces.
      It has been said many times that in war the first casualty is the truth. However, journalists have a duty to report the truth regardless of the whims of their governments. As we have seen in Libya, and before, in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank, Darfur, Rwanda, Somalia, and Yemen, modern-day corporate journalists are mere stenographers for their corporate masters who, in turn, control the puppet strings for the marionettes in Washington, Brussels, London, Paris, Rome, and Berlin.

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

  66. About 3 months ago, Saif al-Islam told reporters if France tries anything against Libya that he had incriminating evidence. Apparently, that is why one of the first places targeted was this particular building.
    Sarkozy used Libyan money given to him to finance his last campaign for the French presidency.
    _______________________________________________________________________________

    ON ANOTHER NOTE: CYNTHIA MCKINNEY:
    EYEWITNESS LIBYA: CYNTHIA MCKINNEY REPORTS BACK ON THE MASSIVE BOMBING OF TRIPOLI–NATIONWIDE SPEAKING TOUR
    .par Cynthia McKinney, samedi 11 juin 2011, 03:11.

    The ANSWER Coalition is sponsoring a nationwide speaking tour featuring former Congressional representative and presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney, who is currently in Libya on her second fact-finding mission, will offer an eyewitness report exposing the truth that has been concealed by the western corporate media.

    Also speaking on the tour will be Akbar Muhammad of the Nation of Islam, former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark and Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition.

    McKinney and the other speakers will shed light on the devastating impact of the U.S./NATO bombing of Libya and the extensive civilian casualties that the White House, Pentagon and the media have persistently denied. McKinney is currently on her second trip to Libya during the NATO bombing. During her time there, she has visited several hospitals, and has conducted video interviews with doctors and the wounded.

    Under the guise of humanitarian intervention and protecting civilians, NATO has carried out a massive bombing of Africa’s largest oil producer. McKinney’s report shows how devastating the bombing has been for civilians in Tripoli and elsewhere.

    ——————————————————–

    LIBYA, FALSE RAPE ALLEGATIONS AND THE CIA’S ‘MIGHTY WURLITZER’

    I have received questions about how this actually started and I have the information on that, too. I am down here with two attorneys in addition to the journalists so whatever I send out I want it to able to be tested in a court of law. NATO’s serial allegations could not and would not stand up in a court of law. Therefore the psy-ops operation to win in the court of public opinion–as Frank Wisner coined it, “the Mighty Wurlitzer.” While a wurlitzer is a brand of high quality musical instruments, usually referring to pianos and organs, the term “Mighty Wurlitzer” was coined by CIA agent Frank Wisner to describe the network of small organizations and magazines that the agency used to propagate its message during the Cold War: a mass of information and intelligence capable of playing the tunes the rest of the world would dance to. The world is being subjected to a massive “perception management” campaign, especially on Libya right now. Soon, the Wurlitzer will be focused and playing a tune for you to believe on Iran, Venezuela, and more. At the 1999 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. murder trial, Mr. William Schaap, attorney, military and intelligence specialization, co-publisher “Covert Action Quarterly” testified that approximately 30% of the CIA budget at that time was devoted to this “Wurlitzer.” Imagine what it is today! And finally, please remember, it was Wisner’s son whom President Obama sent in recently to manage events in Egypt! If you believe anything at all from these guys, then you are truly being played!

    With that having been said, let me quickly respond to the rape issue and later I will send out something more comprehensive and at the standard that I have indicated above. Here’s what Amnesty International has said as reported on 9 July 2011 in the New York Times: “Amnesty International said in a statement on Thursday that the group’s researchers, working in eastern Libya, Misurata and in refugee camps along the Tunisian border, ‘have not to date turned up significant hard evidence to support this allegation’ of systematic rape.”

    Here’s what I sent to one person, but because I’ve received more inquiries, I’ll share this with you all and then get back to you on the other issues in due course.

    Here’s my short response:

    “99% of what is appearing is a result of psy-ops. The United States very well knows what Viagra does to troops. If you go to my Congressional website you will see a floor speech by me complaining about the US making Viagra an approved drug for our soldiers. The speech, given many years ago, could be entitled ‘Locked, Cocked, and Ready to Rock’ and should be in the Congressional Record. Read this from just a few years ago:

    “‘CIA give Afghan warlords Viagra in exchange for information on Taliban

    The CIA has secured co-operation from ageing Afghan warlords by providing them with an unusual incentive – Viagra.

    By Toby Harnden in Washington
    4:38PM GMT 26 Dec 2008

    “Whatever it takes to make friends and influence people – whether it’s building a school or handing out Viagra,” one veteran CIA officer told The Washington Post.

    Viagra: the blue pills to boost libidos are the latest in a long line of inducements including tooth extractions and visas

    According to the newspaper, pills to boost the libidos of Afghan tribal patriarchs are the latest in a long line of inducements including medicine or operations for family, toys and school equipment, tooth extractions and visas.

    In one case, a warlord aged 60 who was struggling to satisfy his four younger wives was also holding back information that could be crucial to American interests.

    A clandestine CIA operatives who was visiting sensed an opportunity and reached into his bag for a small gift of four blue pills. “Take one of these,” he said. “You’ll love it.”

    Four days later, the CIA man returned to a beaming warlord – whether there were any smiles form his wives was not reported. The warlord furnished the CIA with invaluable details of Taliban supply routes and movements before requesting more pills.

    More traditional CIA bribes involved money and guns. But they can be problematic because the weapons might be used against American forces and money can compromise an informant who is not careful about how visibly it is spent.

    “If you give an asset $1,000, he’ll go out and buy the shiniest junk he can find, and it will be apparent that he has suddenly come into a lot of money from someone,” Jamie Smith, a former CIA officer, told The Washington Post.

    “Even if he doesn’t get killed, he becomes ineffective as an informant because everyone knows where he got it.”

    The trick was to identify a means of pleasing the CIA source enough to guarantee his loyalty without making it obvious to others that he’s being rewarded.

    “You’re trying to bridge a gap between people living in the 18th century and people coming in from the 21st century so you look for those common things in the form of material aid that motivate people everywhere.’”

    bombs

  67. UNFORTUNATELY, There are still many warhawks in the American Congress as well:
    However, the White House and the American Congressmen that received the Gadhafi letter were far from impressed. A spokesperson for House Speaker John Boehner, one of those who received the letter, called the letter incoherent and pointed out that it “reinforces that Gaddafi must go.” [incoherent?? Gadhafi is asking very politely; and you can only read of good intentions! & GO FROM WHAT? I MAY ASK, as Gadhafi holds no political office!]
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was also among those who received the Gadhafi LETTER, BUT his communication director has dismissed the letter saying: “We have received a letter but, we’re not spending much time trying to confirm authenticity because we don’t much care what he has to say unless it includes a resignation,” as quoted by The Washington Post. [AGAIN, I say, GO FROM WHAT? I MAY ASK, as Gadhafi holds no political office!]

    Earlier this week, Turkey offered Libya’s leader guarantees in return for leaving Libya. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with NTV channel broadcast on Friday, that they are still waiting to hear back. Erdogan did not specify what those guarantees are and when the offer to Gaddafi was made.
    “He has no other option but to leave Libya, with the condition that he is given certain guarantees. That’s the picture,” Erdogan said in the interview. “We have given him these guarantees; we said we will help you leave for wherever you would like.”
    [Step down from WHAT?? You know Moammar Gadhafi holds no position of power; and to leave Libya with the Gadhafi clan would not solve a thing. The Yanks are there to stay and occupy and destroy—and give nothing back to Libyans. At least by remaining in their homeland, the Gadhafi’s can give some RESISTANCE and continue to fight for a free Sovereign Libya.]

    Earlier, an unnamed alliance official claimed that NATO now considers Colonel Gaddafi a legitimate target. NATO has long insisted that regime change is not an objective of the military operation.
    Two hundred kilometers away from Misrata, the country’s capital Tripoli is being once again rocked by NATO airstrikes.

    The Russians did not see anyone in Libya but the Rebel “INC” created by QUEEN Hillary Clinton…who may now become the head of the World Bank as well! So, the Am. Sec’ry of State sees no conflict of Interest in both roles—remember who she really is, and why in March she had that big pow-wow with all the American Ambassadors called back to Washington….
    Very shortly now, there will be issued an International Currency. The NWO will be more powerful than ever, and what was known as the USA, will incorporate into a World Union of the West….It is coming….and OBAMA is pushing it along: Why else do you think he is not afraid of the American Congress?—with the new World War Act, Obama will have the power to do Anything, Wherever he wishes throughout the World! THE NAZIs are taking over the world; so beware!!

    OBAMA, world NAZI leader

  68. BOGUS Gaddafi letter to Congress urges ceasefirePublished: 11 June, 2011, 12:53
    Apparently, Gadhafi did not write this letter. PLEASE READ: http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627081

    The Voice of Russia report opened up with “The leader of the ruling regime in Tripoli, Moammar Gadhaffi has declared his readiness for a ceasefire and negotiations with the opposition of Libya under the auspices of the United States”. This statement is highly problematic, as at no point ever since 1977 has Muammar Qaddafi ever been called, nor referred to himself, as the ruler of Libya.

    The style of the letter is thus not authentic and was written by some weak person, a source close to the Libyan leader told Mathaba. The Voice of Russia on the other hand is a radio station in a country that is even less wealthy than Libya, although it has nuclear weapons, and has proven itself subservient and fearful of NATO, according to Russian sources.

    The report on the Voice of Russia continued “The text of the letter, dated June 9, was unveiled on Friday by a number of U.S. media.”

    Again this arouses suspicions as the Libyan leader has always both in times of peace and crisis, revealed his thoughts and words to Libyan and other media, and there are countless examples of his refusal to talk behind “closed doors”, as evidenced for example by many YouTube videos of his encounters with the so-called king of Saudi Arabia at Arab summits.

    The report in its third paragraph continues “The message was addressed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner and other leaders of the U.S. Congress and the White House.” Again, this is implausible given that Muammar Qaddafi would only make an address either to “our African son Obama” or an open letter to lesser positions such as the Speaker.

    The report continues, in yet further evidence of its lack of authenticity:

    “Let’s stop the destruction and begin negotiations for a peaceful settlement in Libya. I appeal to you as a great democracy, you have helped us determine the future of our nation,” said the Libyan leader.

    Again this is not at all the style of Muammar Qaddafi sources close to the leader agreed, because he would never call the U.S. a “great democracy” when the Libyan leader himself has written The Green Book which shows the way to true democracy and ridicules the fake democracy of the United States. Nor has the U.S. ever determined the future of Libya.

    The report goes on to say that “Gaddaffi describes events in the country as “essentially a civil war, and called the NATO military operation “inappropriate and illegal interference ” in the internal affairs of Libya.”

    Whilst it is possible for him to say this, however it is doubtful that in these days anyone in Libya calls the war “civil” given the wealth of information known to all Libyans that the war is a proxy war between foreign intelligence agencies supporting traitors, and not rebels with any legitimacy.

    Since the outset of the conspiracy to seize control of the east of Libya, but the Libyan government and Muammar Qaddafi have made consistent calls for negotiations and peaceful settlement, as have the African Union and other world groupings, but these have always been accompanied by demands that Qaddafi “step down” when he has no position from which he can step down.

    The Libyan leader, is only known as the “leader of the revolution” in recognition of his historic role in overthrowing the corrupt Italian-imposed monarch of King Idris, in 1969, and in leading a movement of activists who advocate for direct democracy. He gave up all power in 1977, when Libya became a “Jamahiriya” based on Popular Conferences and People’s Committees.

    Further, he is recognised by many Muslims around the world as their “Imam” (leader) because of his reform and leading role in the rebirth of a pure and revolutionary Islam based upon the Holy Quran and cleared of recent centuries of obfuscation and additions that were made by so-called scholars who based their judgements upon questionable and secondary sources.

    He is also known as the “King of Kings of Africa” because around 1,000 African traditional kings, sheikhs and other traditional forms of authority had bestowed this title upon him in recognition of his work to defend and revive African cultural traditions, which are generally in line with direct participatory democracy, unlike the modern forms of government imposed by the former colonial powers of Europe.

    The consensus among the experts consulted by Mathaba is that this report is thus implausible, and is likely another attempt to sow confusion albeit a poor one that would fail as any Libyan would know that this is not at all in the style or vocabulary of Qaddafi.

    Recent abject failures by the United States to fool people have been the resurrection and killing of an old man passed off as Osama Ben Laden and then dumped out to sea, and even the birth certificate of U.S. president Obama, hosted on the official White House web site, which many managed to download and reveal the editing trail that had been left in the history of the fake document.The Voice of Russia report ends with: “The leaders of the U.S. Congress rejected Gaddaffi’s initiative outright. They believe Gaddafi should not send such appeals to the Americans which will fall on deaf ears.”
    #http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

    Gadhafi S.A. 24 JUNE 1999
    South Africa, Cape Town: Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi signs the guestbook after he toured the prison on Robben Island which was the home of South African President Nelson Mandela for many years, off Cape Town 14 June 1999 (AFP Photo)
    TRENDS: Libya’s Odyssey Dawn TAGS: Oil, Conflict, Military, Politics, USA, Opposition, Libya, Gaddafi, War

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Libya’s embattled leader Moamer Kadhafi appears to have written to the US Congress to praise its criticism of President Barack Obama over NATO raids on Libya, officials said Friday.
    Gaddafi writes letter to WH urging US to lead in negotiating a ceasefire
    Tripoli, June 11 : Libyan leader colonel Muammar Gaddafi has reportedly written a letter to the US congressional leaders, urging the to take a lead role in negotiating a ceasefire.

    In his three-page letter to congressional leaders and the White House, Gaddafi diplomatically praised the Congress for its “thoughtful discussion of the issues” on Libya, and urged for “a cease fire, the funding of humanitarian relief and assistance in fostering and furthering accommodation between the parties within Libya that are at odds,” Politico reports.

    In exchange, he promised to allow a congressional fact-finding team into his country to examine humanitarian conditions and to “observe the true democratic sincerity of all Libyan men and women.”

    The team would also be able to investigate “claims that have been made about systematic violations inside Libya during this tragic civil war,” Gaddafi wrote.

    Recipients of the letter have not replied so far.
    In the letter seen by AFP, Kadhafi comments on growing debate in Congress over whether Obama has usurped his constitutional authority by committing US forces to the conflict without authorization by lawmakers.

    The letter, which is not addressed to any specific leader in Congress, says Kadhafi has watched “with great interest” the deliberations on Capitol Hill over US participation in the NATO assault on his forces.

    Some members of the US Congress have reportedly received a letter from Colonel Gaddafi, saying he is ready to negotiate a ceasefire. The authenticity of the letter has not yet been confirmed.
    The three-page letter, dated June 9, was made public by several US media outlets on Friday. If proved authentic, the address signed “Col. Muammar Gaddafi, Commander of the Great Revolution” would give an assessment of the current situation in Libya and ways of resolving the humanitarian and military crisis as seen by the Colonel.
    In the letter, Gaddafi calls for a ceasefire and says he is ready to hold negotiations with the opposition under the close watch of the US.
    In his purported letter, Gaddafi urges a ceasefire, “the funding of humanitarian relief and assistance in fostering and furthering accommodation between the internal parties within Libya that are at odds.”
    “We are ready to sit at the table with appropriate internal interlocutors lead by the United States. Let’s stop the destruction and begin the negotiations to find a peaceful solution for Libya,” the letter says. “I appeal to you, as the great Democracy, to assist us to determine our future as a people. Our nation must not be colonized again by Europeans. Our country must not be divided again. Help us to achieve our own self determination.”
    The message echoes Gaddafi’s stance on the civil war being a solely internal affair for Libya, saying that “the UN Security Council Resolutions numbered 1970 and 1973 are ultra vires acts of the United Nations because they sanction intervention by NATO in an internal domestic event.”
    Gaddafi blames “oil-hungry France” for starting the military intervention in Libya: “Clearly France’s actions are motivated by its desire to seize Libyan oil and to take advantage of the strategic location of Libya.” He claims that France “seeks to advance its own commercial interests” at the expense of the US.
    He also warns that the Transitional National Council (TNC) has ties with Islamic extremists and that the TNC “are a group of individuals with extremist connections, the majority of which are not native to Libya.”
    “It is very important for the Congress of the United States to recognize that AQ and Islamic extremists dominate the Eastern Region (Benghazi & Derna) and that these individuals have been, in the main, responsible for committing horrific atrocities against Libyan citizens,” the letter says.
    The letter purportedly sent by Gaddafi states that Libyan officials have “reviewed with great interest the deliberations of the Congress on the issue of the participation of the United States of America in NATO’s aggression against Libya, and I want express my sincere gratitude for your thoughtful discussion of the issues.”

    It reiterates the Gaddafi regime’s position that the Libyan conflict is an internal affair and charges that the United Nations Security Council resolutions 1970 and 1973, which imposed sanctions and a no-fly zone over Libya, constitute abuses of UN power.

    The letter, which comes one week after the House passed a resolution expressing disapproval of President Obama’s handling of the American intervention in Libya and calling for answers to lawmakers’ questions on the extent of U.S. involvement, also makes an attempt to seize on congressional discontent.

    “There is no doubt that the utilization of military means, rather than political means, to address the political situation will not be conducive to achieving security and stability in Libya, and, as reflected in the U.S Congressional deliberations, NATO’s actions do not advance the security of the United States of America, but rather risk greater instability by allowing (al-Qaeda) and Islamic extremists to gain a greater foothold in North Africa with the possible consequences of North Africa becoming more like Afghanistan and Iraq,” the letter reads.

    The missive also charges that the international media, “particularly Al Jazeera,” has “reported untruthfully” on the deaths of civilians at the hands of Gaddafi’s regime and that Libyan officials would “welcome the possibility of a fact finding committee of the U.S. Congress to enquire and observe the true democratic sincerity of all Libyan men and woman and the leadership of our Country, as well as investigate claims that have been made about systematic violations inside Libya during this tragic civil war.”

    It concludes with a call for Congress to continue its “investigation of the military activities of NATO and its allies to confirm what we believe is a clear violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1973 and further that these activities have resulted in the death of over 700 Libyan civilians, the destruction of Libyan infrastructure and wreaked havoc on Libyan civilian society.”
    outside of Gadhafi's tent
    “Such unauthorized intervention is inappropriate and illegal interference in what is essentially a Libyan civil war,” the letter states.
    “We are confident that history will see the wisdom of your country in debating these issues,” said the letter, signed by Kadhafi as “Commander of the Great Revolution.”

    Lecturer in Modern History at Oxford University, Professor Mark Almond, says Gaddafi’s positions are not as weak as the West might want to present.
    “Gaddafi is obviously under pressure,” he said. “His ground forces are being bombed by NATO. But he also has seen that in the US Congress a resolution was passed highly critical of what President Obama had done since the bombing started. So he begins to sense that there is division in Washington and perhaps in the West in general, inside NATO.”

  69. Tell Congress: Use War Powers Act to Stop Bombing Libya! End NATO Massacres of Imams and Other Civilians!
    Tell Congress: Use War Powers Act to Stop Bombing Libya! End NATO Massacres of Imams and Other Civilians!

    SIGN online petition at iacenter.org/africa/libyawarpowersact to send messages to House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees, congressional leaders, the Obama administration, the U.N. Secretary-General, Security Council, General Assembly President and member states, and the national and international media

    On May 19 the war against Libya will reach its 60-day mark. On that date this criminal war will be in explicit violation of the War Powers Act.

    The War Powers Act is a U.S. law that grew out of the struggle against the war in Vietnam. It requires a president involved in a military conflict lasting longer than 60 days to come before Congress for authorization to continue the war.

    Knowing that this war is immoral, illegal and based on lies, the Obama administration has refused to address the reasons behind initiating yet another war after years of death and destruction in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq.

    In the past 57 days of a war that was promoted as a “humanitarian intervention” to enforce a “no-fly zone,” the U.S. and NATO have conducted more than 2,500 bombing missions.

    A May 13 NATO bombing killed 11 Islamic religious leaders and injured 47 other members of a highly publicized, unarmed religious peace delegation of 150 Imams and other Islamic leaders. The NATO command has acknowledged the attack occurred.

    This was a deliberate, targeted massacre by U.S./NATO aircraft. The religious leaders were gathered to attempt a meeting of peace and reconciliation with the NATO-supported opposition. The attack occurred in the city of Brega, which is 500 miles east of Tripoli and close to the area under opposition control.

    Since time immemorial, in every country and culture, peace delegations, religious delegations and unarmed envoys traveling under white flags have been accorded respect and safe passage, especially in war zones.

    U.S./NATO Command, with reconnaissance predator drones that are able to read a license on a car, knew exactly what this large, highly respected Islamic peace delegation was, where the delegates were staying and what their announced purpose was.

    This latest NATO airstrike is a most grievous war crime. It is an unprecedented new level of international lawlessness and it reveals a dangerous escalation of the war on Muslim people. It comes on top of the ongoing criminal assassination attempts on Col. Gadhafi that have already killed his son and three of his grandchildren.

    NATO bombs have hit numerous civilian targets including the Libyan Down’s Syndrome Society, a school that provided speech therapy, handicrafts and sports sessions for disabled children. NATO Planning Staff claim that “All NATO targets are military targets,”

    And the New York Times reports that Gen. Sir David Richards, Britain’s top military commander, is propsing that NATO target Libyan “infrastructure,” including electrical power grids and fuel dumps, in government held areas. Such targeting would be an attack on the civilian population that would constitute a war crime according to the Geneva Conventions.

    We believe the people of Libya, North Africa, the Middle East, the U.S. and the world deserve a debate on the need to immediately end this war.

    With the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression having a continued impact on the peoples of the U.S. and the world, we must stand up and demand the end to the bombings and other destabilization efforts against Libya, and all other forms of hostility against this African country.

    We need money for jobs, housing, food, health care, and quality education — not for war and destruction.

    Tell Congress, the White House and the corporate media that the illegal and criminal war on Libya must end now.

    Stop the bombs! End the war!

    SIGN online petition at iacenter.org/africa/libyawarpowersact

    Sample petition text (you will be able to modify it if you like):

    To: Senate Foreign Relations Committee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressional leaders

    cc: President President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, U.N. Secretary General Ban, U.N. Security Council President G. Araud, U.N. General Assembly President Joseph Deiss, members of the U.N. Security Council, U.N. member states, and major national and international media representatives

    USE WAR POWERS ACT TO STOP THE WAR ON LIBYA AND THE NATO MASSACRES OF ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS LEADERS AND CIVILIANS NOW!

    On May 19 the war against Libya will reach its 60-day mark. On that date this criminal war will be in explicit violation of the War Powers Act.

    In the past 57 days of a war that was promoted as a “humanitarian intervention” to enforce a “no-fly zone,” the U.S. and NATO have conducted more than 2,500 bombing missions.

    A May 13 NATO bombing killed 11 Islamic religious leaders and injured 47 other members of a highly publicized, unarmed religious peace delegation of 150 Imams and other Islamic leaders. The NATO command has acknowledged the attack occurred.

    This was a deliberate, targeted massacre by U.S./NATO aircraft. The religious leaders were gathered to attempt a meeting of peace and reconciliation with the NATO-supported opposition. The attack occurred in the city of Brega, which is 500 miles east of Tripoli and close to the area under opposition control.

    Since time immemorial, in every country and culture, peace delegations, religious delegations and unarmed envoys traveling under white flags have been accorded respect and safe passage, especially in war zones.

    This latest NATO airstrike is a most grievous war crime. It is an unprecedented new level of international lawlessness and it reveals a dangerous escalation of the war on Muslim people. It comes on top of the ongoing criminal assassination attempts on Col. Gadhafi that have already killed his son and three of his grandchildren.

    NATO bombs have hit numerous civilian targets including the Libyan Down’s Syndrome Society, a school that provided speech therapy, handicrafts and sports sessions for disabled children. NATO Planning Staff claim that “All NATO targets are military targets,”

    And the New York Times reports that Gen. Sir David Richards, Britain’s top military commander, is propsing that NATO target Libyan “infrastructure,” including electrical power grids and fuel dumps, in government held areas. Such targeting would be an attack on the civilian population that would constitute a war crime according to the Geneva Conventions.

    The people of Libya, North Africa, the Middle East, the U.S. and the world deserve a debate on the need to immediately end this war.

    We need money for jobs, housing, food, health care, and quality education – Not war and destruction.

    The illegal and criminal war on Libya must end now.

    Stop the bombs! End the war!

    Sincerely,
    (your signature here)

    SIGN online petition at iacenter.org/africa/libyawarpowersact

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    • Tuesday, June 07, 2011
      US House Vote Fails to End War in Libya
      Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, addressing an African American History Month forum in Detroit on February 28, 2009. (Photo: Cheryl LaBash), a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
      House Vote Fails to End War in Libya

      Passed resolution lacks call to end onslaught immediately

      By Abayomi Azikiwe
      Editor, Pan-African News Wire

      An historic vote on the application of the 1973 War Powers Resolution that grew out of the struggle to end the United States occupation of Vietnam, upheld the administration’s continuation of the large-scale bombings aimed at overthrowing the government of Libya. Since March 19, the Pentagon and NATO forces have carried out thousands of bombing missions over this oil-producing North African state despite the lack of any explanation or consultation with the Congress, let alone the people inside the U.S.

      On June 3 Congress took up two resolutions related to the war against Libya. One of the resolutions sponsored by Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich called for the cessation of hostilities against Libya within 15 days. Another resolution sponsored by the Republican House Speaker John Boehner, also of Ohio, criticized the Obama administration for not seeking approval for the Libyan war, but allows the bombing and regime-change policy to continue.

      The Kucinich resolution was voted down 265-148 and the Boehner-sponsored initiative passed 268-145. The Boehner resolution called for the banning of ground troops and a detailed review of Libya policy from the White House within 14 days.

      A Senate resolution co-sponsored by Republican John McCain of Arizona and Democrat John Kerry of Massachusetts supported the ongoing bombing under the guise of enforcing UN Resolution 1973. McCain visited the rebel-held city of Benghazi several weeks earlier and called for the Obama administration to recognize the rebel forces as the “legitimate government” of Libya.

      Kucinich in a letter to members of Congress asked “How do we deal with the failure of a president’s dismissal of the clear meaning of Article 1, Section 8, then we will have tacitly endorsed a president’s violation of the Constitution and guaranteed the perpetuation of future Constitutional transgressions? A mild rebuke alone of the usurpation of a constitutionally mandated war power is insufficient to defend the Constitution.” (Kucinich Letter to Congress, June 3)

      This vote on June 3 followed widespread criticism and condemnation of the US/NATO war against Libya. On April 9-10 thousands demonstrated in both New York and San Francisco against all of the wars of occupation in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Palestine as well as Libya.

      An International Action Center (IAC) petition to the U.S. Congress drew attention to the violation of constitutional law even within the imperialist government’s own legal system. Although the petition probably played a role in prompting a debate within Congress, the majority within the House of Representatives went on to uphold the illegal war.

      The IAC is an anti-war and anti-imperialist organization and is committed to defending and supporting the right of oppressed nations to self-determination. Its opposition to the regime-change policy against Libya speaks to a deeper level of crisis within the U.S. political system where wars are initiated and continued in contravention to massive opposition from the people inside the country and internationally.

      Nonetheless, even those inside the ruling Democratic Party such as Kucinich pointed out that “Though many of us may want to support our president, the president has ignored Congress’ assertion of the war power by failing to obey the War Powers Resolution. Congress fought for this power in 1973 when it passed the War Powers Resolution over a presidential veto. My resolution requires the president to abide by the statutory obligation of the War Powers Resolution by ending U.S. involvement in military operations in Libya.”

      In conclusion Kucinich stressed that “Our loyalty to NATO and to our president, regardless of party affiliation, does not trump our loyalty to the United States Constitution.” Yet the U.S. Constitution grew out of the settler-colonial quest for land, resources and slave labor that resulted in the enslavement of Africans and the repression and exploitation of working people and the oppressed as a whole.

      The current war against Libya represents the continuation of the imperialist legacy of the U.S. under successive democratic and republican administrations. There has not been any serious consideration of the will of the people in regard to the war against Libya and the other theaters of conflict and oppression that are directly or indirectly supported by Washington.

      NATO War Intensifies

      British Apache attack helicopters were introduced against the Libyan people on June when positions were struck in the eastern oil-producing city of Brega. In addition French Gozelle and Tiger helicopters carried out attacks in the same region.

      In order to justify the usage of these helicopters in what is being called “Operation Unified Protector,” NATO forces claimed that the Gozelles and Tiger helicopters destroyed 15 Libyan military vehicles and five army command posts. Yet the passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 that provided the pseudo-legal and political justification for the war against Libya was purportedly only geared towards implementing a “no-fly zone” to protect civilians.

      Not surprisingly however, the passage of UN Resolution 1973 was utilized to launch a full-scale attack against Libya that would not only result in deaths of civilians, the destruction of the country’s infrastructure and the dislocation of its people, but would ultimately seek the removal of the Gaddafi government and the installation of a pro-western puppet regime.

      Despite the aerial assault and naval blockade against the Libyan people for nearly three months, the government has not fallen and has prevented the opposition Transitional National Council (TNC) from extending their influence outside of Benghazi and other areas in the east of the country. The western port city of Misrata has been virtually destroyed by the NATO forces and their rebel allies in order to establish a beachhead against the government in this region of the country.

      In further attempts to disrupt Libyan governmental operations, NATO aircraft bombed the state broadcasting facilities on June 6. In the west of the country fighting has escalated in the city of Yefren that is located the Nafusa Mountains.

      Ground Invasion Anticipated as Refugees Die at Sea

      There are continuing reports that the NATO forces are preparing for a ground invasion of Libya. According to the website huliq.com, “Western forces have been spotted on the ground in Libya in video footage from Al-Jazeera.” (May 31)

      The report indicated that “the six men could have been British soldiers. They also left ‘hurriedly’ when they saw the Al-Jazeera cameras trained on them.”

      This is further confirmation of numerous other reports that have been published since early March that British special forces, MI-6, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and Egyptian special forces have been operating in Libya assisting the rebel TNC.

      Meanwhile the plight of refugees fleeing from the fighting in Libya has worsened. Tunisian coast guard officials reported on June 5 that the bodies of 26 people were found after drowning in the Mediterranean Sea.

      A Reuters press agency report revealed that “A small flotilla of fishing boats overloaded with refugees was stranded for days off Tunisia’s coast, and when help arrived, some boats capsized as people stampeded to get off sending some into the water, aid officials said. Tunisian officials say the death toll could eventually reach about 250.” (June 5)

      Consequently the humanitarian situation in the North Africa region is reaching critical proportions. Anti-war forces must continue to protest the war and demand a ceasefire and the withdrawal of all U.S. and NATO troops from the country.
      Posted by Pan-African News Wire at 3:47 AM

  70. Spread the Word!
    USE THE WAR POWERS ACT TO STOP BOMBING LIBYA NOW! STOP NATO MASSACRES OF IMAMS AND OTHER CIVILIANS!!

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    Tell Congress: Use War Powers Act to Stop Bombing Libya! End NATO Massacres of Imams and Other Civilians!

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    Comment: I am an American now living in CORSICA. I cannot believe that the USA would take-over a soverein state and bomb it to destruction. PLEASE STOP THE NATO BOMBING! and reply favorably to the offer for Negotiations which Moammar Gadhafi has kindly sent to Congress.
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  72. 4 NATO Aggressor Helicopters Shot Down As Libya Enforces No Fly Zone
    Posted: 2011/06/11
    From: Mathaba

    The No Fly Zone has been used as a ruse by the F-UK-USA NATO alliance to destroy Libyan infrastructure, overthrow the democratic government and assassinate Muammar Qaddafi. Now Libya has decided to legally interpret the UN Resolution and enforce a No-Fly Zone over Libya against those massacring civilians.

    The Libyan People’s Armed Forces have shot down a 4th NATO helicopter early today, near Dafniya which is near Misurata, a reliable military source has confirmed.

    This is the fourth helicopter to be shot down since NATO began to use them. Attack helicopters allow NATO more flexibility in its operations, as well as more precision strikes but have been welcomed by African freedom-fighters who have wanted to be able to get closer to the aggressors.

    NATO deployed attack helicopters for the first time on Libya earlier this month after failing in its mission to prepare the way to occupy Libya in order to have a gateway to grab Africa’s resources, in a new colonisation effort.

    NATO predictably denied the claims, but has also put out false statements from the start of its bombing of Libya, claiming that it is bombing the country in order to protect its civilians from Muammar Qaddafi, a 69-year-old man who wrote a treatise on democracy and handed power to the people after seizing it from a corrupt king.

  73. STAY AWAY FROM COMMUNIST JANA
    WHAT IS THIS? TOTALLY OPERATED OUTSIDE OF LIBYA JANA is a Communist organisation, operated out of Siberia with the sole intent of destroying the Jamahiriya and replacing it with a COMMUNIST STATE completely out of line the the ORIGINAL “GREEN BOOK” as outlined by Moammar Gadhafi.
    The REVISED VERSION of “The Green Book” provides fresh insight into the thinking of Muammar Al Qaddafi, and his Third Universal Theory for a new democratic society. Outlined first is his theory for direct democracy in society, or Jamahiriya, focusing on the authority of the people, renouncing representation or delegation of authority, and recognizing the need for organization of the people at lower levels of society. Part Two 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. Part Three launches a social revolution, presenting solutions to man’s struggles in life, and the unsolved problems of man and woman, as well as tackling the situation of minorities by laying out sound principles of social life for all mankind.

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    The Green Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms —Human Rights for the 3rd Millenium
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    Inside Libya,

      cut off from the world, on 12th June 1988, 23 years ago today,

    people’s power reached what we as

      international observers and members of

    the International Scientific Committee of the World Centre for the Studies and Researches on The Green Book and The Third Universal Theory consider to be a highpoint of people’s power in Libya: the proclamation of the Great Green Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms in the Era of the Masses.

    The movement of Libyan revolutionary committees is lead by Muammar Qaddafi, cut off from the international revolutionary committees movement since many years while he was

      held prisoner in Libya, escaping for a moment before being imprisoned again

    after making the historic United Nations speech which his minders had not expected him to make, and which he had to scribble out on some papers that he had concealed from them.

      One needs only look at the face of Musa Kusa in the chamber, and Dr Ali Abdussalam Treiki behind him, to know their shock and dismay that Muammar spoke the truth and not what they had agreed he was allowed to say.


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    Libyan RCM Problems
    —Infiltrated by opportunists and other failures?
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    Some reports say the Libyan RCM was disbanded by his son Sayf Al Islam in recent years

      whilst foreign agents were planted into key positions over the heads of the people, those who are now behind the war on Libya.
      The movement of the “new stray dogs”, which lead to
      the current crisis in Libya,

    the so-called Libyan Revolutionary Committees Movement was coordinated by some joker with a permanent smile who died of AIDS some years ago unnoticed by the world.
    Its pathetic website publishes the Great Green Charter on Human Rights and Freedoms — or does it. No,*

      it publishes a mix of two entirely different documents and thus no wonder why only a handful of people in the world took up the wonderful charter: it replaced the actual preamble of the proclamation of the Great Green Charter, which evidences its formation by a million voices gathered in people’s conferences discussing human rights.

    Founded on a financial cost of $700,000 donated by those who work tirelessly at the Mathaba News Agency, it’s was given

      a budget donated by Sayf Al Islam of $2 million to expand its services, which never arrived

    , because

      Africa’s biggest kleptomaniac, a friend of Sayf and married to the Al Qaddafi family, one Habib Kagimu

    ,

      conspired to defraud Libya of the $2 million which was siphoned off to America.

    In lieu of the correct document with its pre-amble of 12th June 1988, it has the speech of Muammar Qaddafi on seizing power on 1st September 1969, without any explanation as to the two got mixed up. See the image at the top of this article, or the page on the shameful attempt at a website by
    the Libyan Revolutionary Committees Movement, which has remained stagnant for years.

    If the Libyan RCM was in fact closed by Sayf, one man managed to close a hopeless movement, good riddance. But it should have been replaced by a real and new E-volutionary Committees Movement which would have ensured an entire Libyan city of a million people would not have been lost to a handful of rats armed with knives.

    The indestructable website of the worldwide (r)evolutionary committees movement, and the International Green Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms,

      proclaimed 11 years ago on June 12th, 1999

    , by that handful of people who noticed the proclamation as it happened, on the very day in 1988, and who since then worked to further these rights around the world.

    That handful of people is gathering again today, to announce the formation of Green Charter International in order

      to ensure that the rights and freedoms of the Green Charter are revived within Libya and also around the world.

    Time will now tell rapidly whether those in Libya who claimed all along to be with these rights and freedoms are actually with us and were simply isolated by the rotten apples that surrounded them, and

      which we are told are now gone.

    The true Jamahiri News Agency, the Mathaba News Agency, which includes social media networks, news network, forums, email servers, the Green Charter and The Green Book, which operates on zero budgets: nothing but sacrifice, but is

      operated entirely outside Libya without a single Libyan being involved.

    Libya already lost $100 billion destined to African independence and is now being decimated by the most illegal immoral of wars which is aimed at the entire African continent. NATO will never get a victory, but at a huge cost to Libya: most of Libya will be destroyed.

    Libya must immediately free up a few million of its financial reserves, and put those into building upon the people’s news network, which is run by volunteers around the world, in order to strengthen its voice, allow for offices and salaried staff, and an expanded team of technicians, so that this already powerful and under-utilized platform can reach millions more than the current 3 million monthly readers.

    Then, we will see the world start to change, as all other news agencies and so-called independents such as Democracy Now! and Huffington Post, both of which and many more besides that we have known for the past decade to be neo-liberal soft-zionist pseudo-left publications, are as far away from the Third Universal Theory as the Pope is to giving birth to twins.

    Beware too of those who recently suddenly discovered The Green Book, but are not involved with its loudest most consistent and tireless voice, Mathaba, and are therefore merely chasing after money. When the Gaddafi family comes out into the light, along with other principled Libyans, funds must be allocated only to those who can prove at least one decade of dedication and real works that are already in place, and would multiply many fold.

    There is a very wise analogy that we will give here: If you water a plant that is young, and has huge potential and is already growing nicely on its own but would grow 100 times its size in a few weeks if it received some water, then water it. If you see a seed on barren land, don’t water it, as it’ll sprout and die immediately. If you see a grown tree that is offering shade, but is dying from lack of water, water it. This is the type of logic which appears to have been missing by those who manage Libyan funds.

    They prefer to water seeds on barren land: witness the many recent years and now the betrayal.
    Since 1980 as those closest to the ideology the Third Universal Theory we have had insurmountable difficulties in telling the world the truth. The greatest obstacle to this, was a name on the cover of The Green Book. Gadhafi vs. the GLOBAL ELITE

    Surrounded by opportunists and reactionaries, the leader of the revolutionary committees was unable to convey his message. All efforts by the pure and devoted disciples of truth were made worthless by the inability to show match between theory and practice.

    The entire problem was the contradiction between the pure theory and the actual practice in the state of Libya, which was the world’s first Jamahiriya, self-governing masses society based upon direct participatory democracy.
    ____________________________________________________
    *: the irresponsible activities of “the new stray dogs” who destroyed the Third Universal Theory in Libya in the name of revolution

    It is worth mentioning in this context, that the term “stray dog” was given by the Libyan Revolutionary Committee members to all those who opposed the revolution…

    It was the International Revolutionary Committee Movement which coined the term “New Stray Dogs” to explain the reactionary elements INSIDE the Libyan RCM…

    The IRCM saved the reputation of Libya in the eyes of Africans in the wake of the massacres of Africans in Libya, by circulating an article called “The New Stray Dogs” which is still available on Mathaba, while the RCM stood by in silence for weeks without pronouncing on the horrific attack on the Revolution…

    This week, we shall expose and name JANA “Jamahiriya Arab News Agency” as contenders for the description “New Stray Dogs” or “Enemies of the Revolution” for the following reasons…

    1. JANA has remained in a fossilised state of

      Marxist bureaucracy and uses outdated terms. The very name Jamahiriya Arab News Agency shows how she remains in a past era of communism. The rest of Libya has joined the African fold, the true motherland, but not so JANA remains Arab.

    2

      . JANA has consistently for the past 30 years painted a FALSE picture of Libya to the outside world of being a dictatorship run by one man Muammar Qadhafi.

    JANA reports every telephone call between Muammar and any other individual without the contents of the private conversation, nor when such conversation is relevant to other than the leader and his telephone partner.

    3. JANA has thrown Libya into turmoil time and again in relation to the outside world by

      painting a picture that Libya is not a people’s Jamahiriya but a Stalinist bureaucracy

    by never reporting names of Secretaries of People’s Committees nor the workings of

      the popular conferences and direct democracy

    , and by illogical and verbal garbage which appears to come from a different planet.

    4. Most recently in yet another completely contradictory and illogical article, JANA implied that Libyan Businessmen are not Libyans,

      the Libyan Revolution has been dissolved or the State and Revolution have suddenly merged as one, and similar confusion, contradiction and verbal acrobatics all in the space of one short article.

    5. The faithful international movement of revolutionary committees, the international green march, and the disciples of the Third Universal Theory worldwide are unable to gain anything of value from

      JANA bulletins except to either draw the conclusion that Libya is not a Jamahiriya, or that JANA is reporting from somewhere in Siberia.

    6. JANA offices abroad are full of corruption, scandals and paranoid control freaks who abuse non-Libyan staff, exploit them

      in contradiction to all the articles of the Green Charter and the dicta of the Green Book

    . Well-meaning individuals who happen upon their offices in pursuit of truth or to offer their services are suspected of being “spies”. What would be gained from spying on a JANA office other than insanity?
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    The Green File calls upon the brother leader of the Universal Green Revolution, Moammar Gadhafi, to distance himself publicly from all association with JANA, by calling once again for this fossilised, corrupt and reactionary institution to be closed down once and for all. It is becoming increasingly difficult, O Leader, for us to explain to the world that

      these institutions have no relation with you, even though they use your name daily.

    We call upon the Brother Leader to reestablish contact with the Green Movement worldwide, who are far more able to give him a loud voice and interaction with the world masses who strive for peace and the defeat of terrorism to be replaced with tourism, and who are far more able

      to articulate the Third Universal Theory than JANA which never for one single day believed in its veracity.

    Until JANA is finally closed down and buried, Mathaba will continue its service to the world masses, the International Green March and all those who seek information on the cryptic meaning of

      JANA‘s intelligible garbage

    by cleaning up the formatting errors, english language and with accompanying explanations and analysis where applicable.

    Moreover, Mathaba provides this service to humanity free of charge, without any financial support from any quarter, neither Libyan nor Siberian. Nonetheless, sponsors are always welcome to assist us in improving our services in trying

      to bridge the obstructions placed between the Leader and the world masses by the enemies of freedom and democracy.

    Comments on, and contributions to, the Green File are always welcome. Send in your reports and analysis on those institutions, individuals or new stray dogs which have been responsible for preventing the spread of the Third Universal Theory internationally, to the Email address below.

    Next week,

      with the help of Our Creator,

    we shall examine the Green Book Center which is yet another contender for the prize of ultimate destroyers of the Third Universal Theory.We welcome information and contributions on corruption, obstruction, incompetence, negligence, nepotism, violence or any other violation of the articles of the [good] Green Charter by the [EVIL] Green Book Study and Research Center.

    Send reports by open Email to ircm@rcmcultinfo.com , or you may use CryptoHeaven and send your reports and information in complete untraceable confidence: send an Email to ircm@rcmcultinfo.com with your CryptoHeaven number.

    International Green Charter
    ~ Human Rights for the Third Millennium ~
    1. DEMOCRACY 2. PRISONERS – 3. MOVEMENT – 4. CITIZENSHIP – 5. VIOLENCE – 6. UNIONS – 7. PRIVACY – 8. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT – 9. JUSTICE – 10. RELIGION – 11. PRODUCERS – 12. LAND – 13. HOUSE – 14. WELFARE – 15. EDUCATION – 16. NATION – 17. DISCRIMINATION – 18. STRUGGLE 19. CULTURE – 20. CHILDREN – 21. WOMAN – 22. SLAVERY – 23. PEACE – 24. DISARMAMENT – 25. DEFENCE – 26. REDRESS

    Inspired by the Proclamation of the Great Green Charter for Human Rights on 12th June, 1988, the first Human Rights Charter to be issued by the people gathered in popular congresses, signalling the end of the era of the republics and the dawn of the era of the masses, as well as a new advancement in the definition of human rights;

    Led by the Green Book , guide of humanity for the total deliverance from the power of individuals, classes, clans, tribes or parties, and the path towards the establishment of a society for all (the Jamahiriya) where all human beings are free and equal in the exercise of power and in the possession of wealth and arms;

    Convinced that the rights of Man, vicegerent of God on earth, cannot be the gift of a person nor exist in societies where exploitation and tyranny are practised, and can only be achieved by the victory of the popular masses over their oppressors and the disappearance of regimes which annihilate freedom;

    that the establishment of the power of the popular masses will consolidate their existence on earth, when the sovereignty of the people will be exercised directly through legislative popular congresses and executive people’s committees;

    that human rights cannot be guaranteed in a world where there exist governors and governed, masters and slaves, rich and poor;

    Aware that human misery cannot disappear, nor human rights be affirmed, except by building a world where the people hold the power, the wealth and the arms; a world where governments and armies will disappear, and where communities, peoples and nations will be rid of all danger of war, a world of peace, respect, agreement and co-operation;

    On the basis of the above,

    the Green Charter International was formed to link men and women around the world who wish to achieve, promote and defend the true Human Rights and freedoms of this new age, the era of the masses, which were proclaimed by

      the free people, gathered in popular congresses in the Great Green Charter of Human Rights as the following:

    1. Democracy is the power of the people, not only the expression of the people. We declare that power belongs to the people. It is exercised directly, without intermediary or representatives in the popular congresses and the people’s committees.
    2. We consider the life of the individual sacred and protect it. We forbid its alienation. Imprisonment can only be exercised against those for whom liberty constitutes a danger or a contamination of others. The aim of punishment is to renew society, to protect its human values and its interests. We proscribe punishments which attack the dignity and the integrity of the human being, such as forced labour or long-term imprisonment. We proscribe all attacks, physical or mental, on the person of the prisoner. We condemn all speculations and experiments of any kind upon prisoners. Punishment is personal and suffered by the individual following a criminal act on which it is necessarily contingent. The punishment and its consequences cannot extend to the family nor the persons close to the criminal. “One only commits evil to one’s own detriment and nobody will assume what he has not committed”.

    3. We are, in times of peace, free inall our movements and in the choice of our residence.

    4. Citizenship is a sacred right. Nobody can be deprived of it or have it removed.

    5. We forbid clandestine action and recourse to force in all its forms, violence, terrorism and sabotage. These acts constitute a betrayal of the values and principles of the Jamahiriya, which affirms the sovereignty of the individual in the popular congresses, guaranteeing the right to express opinions publicly. We reject and condemn violence as a means of imposing ideas and opinions. We adopt democratic dialogue as the only method of debate and consider any hostile relation towards the Jamahiriya linked to a foreign instance, whatever its form, as high treason against it.

    6. We are free to form unions, trade unions and leagues to defend our professional interests.

    7. We are free in our private acts and our personal relations. Nobody can involve themselves therein, except at a complaint from one of the partners concerned or if the act and the relation attack or are prejudicial to society, or if they are contrary to its values.

    8. We consider the life of the human being to be sacred and protect it. Our objective is to abolish capital punishment. To this end, the death penalty can only be exercised against an individual whose existence constitutes a danger or is deleterious to society. The person condemned to death may request that his sentence be lightened or, instead of his life, offer a personal tribute. The court may commute the penalty if this decision is not prejudicial to society or if it is not contrary to human values. We condemn the application of the execution of capital punishment by repugnant methods, such as the electric chair, the use of toxic gas or injections.

    9. The Jamahiriya guarantees the right to plead and the independence of the judicial system. Each of its members is entitled to a fair and complete trial.

    10. Our judgments are based on sacred law, religion or custom, the terms of which are stable, unchangeable and for which there can be no substitute. We declare that religion is an absolute belief in the divinity and a sacred spiritual value. It is personal to each person and common to everyone. It is a direct relationship with the Creator, without intermediary. We proscribe its monopoly and its exploitation for purposes of subversion, fanaticism, sectarianism, partisan spirit and fratricidal war.

    11. The Jamahiriya guarantees the right to work. It is a right and a duty for everyone, in the limits of one’s personal effort or in association with others. Everybody has the right to exercise the work of their choice. The Jamahiriya is one of partners and not one of paid employees. Ownership, the fruit of labour, is sacred and protected, it can only be attacked in the public interest and with fair compensation. The Jamahiriya is free from the slavery of salaries, stating the right of everybody over their labour and production. Only those who produce consume.
    12. We are liberated from any feudalism. The land is nobody’s property. Each person has the right to exploit it and to benefit from it by labour, agriculture or animal-keeping, throughout one’s life, that of one’s heirs, and within the limits of personal effort and the satisfaction of needs.

    13. We are free from any rent. A house belongs to the person who lives in it. It enjoys a sacred immunity in respect of rights of neighbourhood: “your close neighbours or distant neighbours”. The residence cannot be used to harm society.

    14. The Jamahiriya is united. It guarantees everyone a worthy and prosperous life and a developed state of health, so as to achieve a society of healthy people. It guarantees protection of childhood, motherhood, old age and of invalids. The Jamahiriya is the guardian of all those who do not have a guardian.

    15. Education and knowledge are natural rights for everyone. Any individual has the right to choose the education and the knowledge which suits them, without imposed constraint or orientation.

    16. The Jamahiriya is the society of goodness and of noble values. It considers ideals and human principles sacred. Its aim is a humanitarian society where aggression, war, exploitation and terrorism will be banished and where there will be no difference between great and small. All nations, all peoples, and all national communities have the right to live free, according to their options and the principles of self-determination. They have the right to establish their national entity. Minorities have the right to safeguard their entity and their heritage. The legitimate aspirations of the latter cannot be repressed. Neither can they be assimilated by force into one or several different nations or national communities.

    17. We affirm the right of each person to profit from the benefits, the advantages, the values and the principles which are obtained by the harmony, cohesion, union, affinity and the affection of the family, the tribe, the nation and humanity. To this end, we work to establish the natural national entity of our nation and support all those who fight to achieve this aim. We reject any segregation between men due to their colour, their race, their religion or their culture.

    18. We protect liberty. We defend it everywhere in the world. We support the oppressed, and encourage all peoples to confront injustice, oppression, exploitation and colonialism. We encourage them to combat imperialism, racism and fascism, in accordance with the principle of the collective struggle of peoples against the enemies of liberty.

    19. The Jamahiriya is a society of splendour and fulfilment. It guarantees each person the right of thought, creation and innovation. The Jamahiriya works for the development of the sciences, the arts and literature. It guarantees they will be disseminated among the popular masses so as to prohibit any monopoly on them.

    20. We affirm the sacred right to be born into a coherent family, where motherhood, fatherhood and brotherhood prevail. Fulfilment of the human being is only in compliance with his nature if it is assured by natural motherhood and feeding. The child must be brought up by its mother.

    21. We are, men or women, equal in everything which is human. The distinction of rights between men and women is a flagrant injustice which nothing justifies. We proclaim that marriage is a fair association between two equal partners. Nobody can conclude a marriage contract by constraint, nor divorce in any other way than by mutual consent or by a fair judgement. It is unfair to dispossess the children of their mother, and the mother of her home.

    22. We consider servants as the slaves of modern times, enslaved by their masters. No law governs their situation, and they have no guarantee nor protection. They live under the arbitrary nature of their masters, and are victims of tyranny. They are forced, by necessity and in order to survive, to carry out work which ridicules their dignity and human feelings. For this reason, we proscribe recourse to servants in the home. The house must be maintained by its owners.

    23. We are convinced that peace between nations can guarantee them prosperity, abundance and harmony. We call for an end to the trade of arms and their manufacture for purposes of exploitation. The arms industry constitutes a waste of wealth of societies, a burden on individual taxpayers, causing the spread of destruction and annihilation in the world.

    24. We call for the suppression of nuclear, bacteriological and chemical weapons and any other means of massive extermination and destruction. We call for elimination of all the existing stocks, for the preservation of humanity from the dangers represented by the waste from nuclear power stations.

    25. We undertake to protect our society and political system based on popular power. We also undertake to safeguard its values, principles and interests. We regard collective defence as the only means to preserve them. We think that the defence of the Jamahiriya is the responsibility of every citizen, man or woman. Nobody can have a substitute when confronted with death.

    26. We commit ourselves to the bases of this charter. We do not allow them to be infringed and forbid ourselves any act contrary to the principles and rights that it guarantees. Each person has the right to plead under the law for the purpose of reparation of any attacks on the rights and liberties that it announces.

    27. We offer the world The Green Book, the guide and path of emancipation for the acquisition of liberty. We announce to the popular masses the advent of a new age, when corrupt regimes will be abolished and from which any trace of tyranny and exploitation will be removed.

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    If you would like to live in a world where the above principles prevail, please support or join the Green Charter Movement so that we can all ‘Meet and Talk, Helping All Become Aware’ (Mathaba) to promote, achieve and defend our human rights and freedoms in this new age, the era of the masses.

    Click here to join the Mathaba Green Charter Group – demand your rights for the 3rd Millennium!

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  74. U.S. Wants Gaddafi Toppled By September

    Gadhafi wanted by Israel
    Obama and Sarkozy look to end Libya conflict before restart of Israeli-Palestinian talks in Paris

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Prison Planet.com
    Friday, 08 July 2011

    The United States and France have set a deadline of September 2nd to topple Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, with NATO powers ready to inflict a crushing blow if Gaddafi refuses to step down peacefully, according to Israeli intelligence sources based in Washington.

    As we reported on Monday, NATO is reportedly preparing for a full ground invasion in order to oversee a final “coup de grace” that will manifest itself as a “large-scale, all-out military bid to kill or oust” Colonel Gaddafi.

    NATO powers are looking to end the war in Libya within the next two months so that the conflict will be over by the time Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy convene for a crucial Israeli-Palestine peace summit in Paris on September 2nd. Obama and Sarkozy’s credibility as peacemakers will be completely undermined if they are still overseeing attacks on Libya, which is why a desire to bring the bombardment to an end is gaining greater urgency.

    With Washington eager to prevent the Palestinian Authority from attaining full status as a member of the United Nations, as PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas prepares to file a request with the UN Security Council next week, a ploy to defer the move that will allow the US government to negotiate a peace deal on its own terms is instead in the works.

    However, Obama and Sarkozy’s plan to meet with Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the French capital on September 2nd is wholly dependent on the war in Libya being finalized by that time.

    “According to the US-French plan, it will take place shortly after the Libyan war is brought to a close – ideally by a four-way accord between the US, France, Muammar Qaddafi and the Libyan rebels or, failing agreement, by a crushing NATO military blow in which the United States will also take part. The proposed accord would be based on Muammar Qaddafi’s departure and the establishment of a power-sharing transitional administration in Tripoli between the incumbent government and rebel leaders,” reports DebkaFile, an Israeli intelligence-gathering outlet that has proven accurate in the past.

    The September deadline is also interesting considering other reports based on intelligence sources that suggest Israel is planning a surgical strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities in September as a means of distracting from and ultimately derailing the prospect of Palestinian statehood.

    “The US and French presidents hope to be credited at home and in the Middle East with a triple feat: two diplomatic breakthroughs in the Middle East and a US-French victory in Libya. To this end, negotiations are going forward with the concerned parties,” states the Debka report.

    Should NATO receive assurances that Gaddafi is willing to negotiate, there will be no need to launch a full ground invasion, but US troops are prepared for that eventuality. As we reported last month, sources from Ft. Hood, Texas as well as CENTCOM contacted us to reveal that the 1st Calvary Division (heavy armor) and III Corps were being deployed to Libya, but the timeframe wasn’t until October, which will be too late if Obama wants to get the job finished before the summit in Paris.

    Gaddafi’s determination to cling to power and the resistance offered by large areas of the country who still support his regime ensures that NATO’s timetable for ending the conflict is not set in stone, and the war could drag on for many more months.

    Earlier this week a senior Russian official told the Kommersant newspaper that Gaddafi had offered to give up power in Libya on the condition that his son would be allowed to run in a follow-up election. However, similar rumors of Gaddafi’s plans to step down or flee have circulated before and turned out to be baseless.

    Chatter arising out of the recent Bilderberg Group meeting in St. Moritz, at which NATO chief Anders Rasmussen was reportedly in attendance, suggested that the bombardment of Libya would be intensified in order to achieve regime change.

    In a bid to circumvent the Obama administration’s failure to obtain Congressional approval for the war, the Pentagon recently moved to transfer $5 billion in funds to pay for replacing bombs already used in Libya during the 801 attack missions flown by U.S. warplanes over the last three months, despite previously asserting that no replacements would be needed. This suggests that another massive bombardment is in preparation.

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    Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.

  75. OBAMA SPREADS EVIL LIES ABOUT MOAMMAR GADHAFI
    .—BlackAgendaReport

    Obama’s Imperial Twist: “Humanitarian” Regime Change in Libya—by Glen Ford—Obama relies, more than Bush, on deceptive propaganda and semantic trickery, although he is just as willing to use brute force and bald-faced lies. The President will have to employ all of his tricks to accomplish his current political project, which is to make “humanitarian” warfare the signature aspect of an Obama Doctrine. The Libya “crisis” is Obama’s opportunity to raise R2P—“Responsibility to Protect—from a shaky and highly controversial legal construct, to a broadly recognized justification for superpower intervention, a doctrine that expands, rather than restrains, American military options.

    In the midst of a fluid international crisis, Obama’s challenge is to usher in his signature R2P Doctrine while distancing himself from the vocabulary of “regime change” that has been so closely associated with George Bush—without actually forswearing regime change.

    Obama’s real policy on Libya is regime change, as it must be for an imperial superpower. More than three weeks ago, he entered the arena of regime change when he declared that “Col. Khaddafi needs to step down from power, and leave.” The U.S. military immediately began to facilitate Khaddafi’s involuntary exit in coordination with its allies in Europe. Obama is dancing away from the vocabulary—but not the reality—of regime change to establish a new Doctrine that will widen the parameters of imperial action and augment his own presidential legacy

    The Obama administration needs a false flag scenario to justify to the American public for sending thousands of ground troops to invade Libya. Mathaba‘s Bin Laden Analyst Diana Lee takes a closer look.

    Why millions of legitimate U.S. citizens should be subject to scrutiny as the “enemies of the state”?

    One reason is that the U.S. government continues to instill fear in Americans that the so-called “terrorists” live among them. Another reason is to empower the Obama authoritarian administration to continue its unconstitutional surveillance, incarceration and violation of Bill of Rights of anyone, anywhere at any time. Yet another reason is that the fascist government is poised to strike against any discontent groups, dissidents or protestors in America should a revolution ever occur triggered by twitter, facebook or other social networks, like the current revolts in the Middle East and North Africa.

    By Diana Lee, MATHABA
    To keep the “war on terror” alive and continue to instill fear, the Obama administration needs a false flag scenario, like the 9/11 attacks, to justify to the American public for sending thousands of ground troops to invade Africa, starting with Libya.
    Just 2 weeks ago, the White House comes out with the latest counter-terrorism strategy to turn inward to monitor the HOMELAND. They will say it is Gadhafi who is bombing and terrorizing America.*

    OBAMINATION

    June 13-24, 2011 – “Exercise Mailed Fist” – the largest ever Marine Corps drill held on the US east coast – was to ensure that “personnel remain prepared to serve as part of a rapid-deployment aviation force in readiness.”

    June 22, 2011 – Obama announced withdrawal of 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year and 20,000 more by next year.

    If the troop withdrawals are really going to take place, why then did Obama seek $658 billion for his defense spending bill, and was given $649 billion, almost the target he had asked for?

    June 24, 2011 – The House of Representatives voted against Obama’s military involvement in Libya, but passed $649 billion defense bills, including the funding for war on Libya.

    The strong bipartisan vote on defense bills was 336 to 87, slashing billions from all other government agencies, except the Defense Department. This confirms that the [NWO] and the defense contractors own the majority of Congressmen.

    *: June 29, 2011 – At a press conference, Obama falsely accused Gaddafi as “a guy who was a state sponsor of terrorist operations against the United States of America”. Gaddafi has no ties to terrorism. In fact, he was the first leader to report Osama bin Laden to Interpol in 1995

    Conclusion
    Indeed, the American imperial war machine has grown into a huge monster that is constantly seeking new conquest to feed its growth at any cost. Thus, for Brennan to say that there might be a terrorist attack alerts us to a very possible set-up for a false flag operation. With the war funding on Libya approved, Obama now only needs a false flag operation to unite the Americans and get full support from the Congress to invade Libya.
    And taking over Libya will just be the beginning
    of the Western powers invading the whole African continent.

    Americans, you have been warned!

    Diana Lee is a Mathaba Author.
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    *: Transcript: President Obama Press Conference/Campaign Speech June 29, 2011 Full Text
    http://www.mathaba.net/go/?http://politisite.com/2011/06/29/president-obama-press-conferencecampaign-speech-june-29-2011-full-text/
    THE WHITE HOUSE – PRESS CONFERENCE BY THE PRESIDENT – East Room – 11:40 A.M. EDT June 29, 2011 Watch Video

    Chuck Todd.

    Q Thank you, Mr. President. There have been a lot of questions about the constitutionality — constitutional interpretations of a few decisions you’ve made, so I’ll just simply ask: Do you believe the War Powers Act is constitutional? Do you believe that the debt limit is constitutional, the idea that Congress can do this? And do you believe that marriage is a civil right?

    THE PRESIDENT: Well, that was a hodgepodge. (Laughter.) Chuck, we’re going to assign you to the Supreme Court, man. (Laughter.)

    I’m not a Supreme Court justice so I’m not going to — putting my constitutional law professor hat on here. Let me focus on, initially, the issue of Libya. I want to talk about the substance of Libya because there’s been all kinds of noise about process and congressional consultation and so forth. Let’s talk about concretely what’s happened.

    Muammar Qaddafi, who, prior to Osama bin Laden, was responsible for more American deaths than just about anybody on the planet, was threatening to massacre his people.[OUTRIGHT LIE!!]
    And as part of an international coalition, under a U.N. mandate that is almost unprecedented, we went in and took out air defense systems so that an international coalition could provide a no-fly zone, could protect — provide humanitarian protection to the people on the ground.[ANOTHER OUTRIGHT LIE!!]

    I spoke to the American people about what we would do. I said there would be no troops on the ground. I said that we would not be carrying the lion’s share of this operation, but as members of NATO, we would be supportive of it because it’s in our national security interest and also because it’s the right thing to do.

    We have done exactly what I said we would do. We have not put any boots on the ground. And our allies — who, historically, we’ve complained aren’t willing to carry enough of the load when it comes to NATO operations — have carried a big load when it comes to these NATO operations. And as a consequence, we’ve protected thousands of people in Libya [LIE]; we have not seen a single U.S. casualty; there’s no risks of additional escalation. This operation is limited in time and in scope.

    So I said to the American people, here’s our narrow mission. We have carried out that narrow mission in exemplary fashion. And throughout this process we consulted with Congress. We’ve had 10 hearings on it. We’ve sent reams of information about what the operations are. I’ve had all the members of Congress over to talk about it. So a lot of this fuss is politics.

    And if you look substantively at what we’ve done, we have done exactly what we said to do, under a U.N. mandate, and we have protected thousands of lives in the process. And as a consequence, a guy who was a state sponsor of terrorist operations against the United States of America [LIE AGAIN] is pinned down and the noose is tightening around him.

    Now, when you look at the history of the War Powers resolution, it came up after the Vietnam War in which we had half-a-million soldiers there, tens of thousands of lives lost, hundreds of billions of dollars spent — and Congress said, you know what, we don’t want something like that happening again. So if you’re going to start getting us into those kinds of commitments you’ve got to consult with Congress beforehand.

    And I think that such consultation is entirely appropriate. But do I think that our actions in any way violate the War Powers resolution? The answer is no. So I don’t even have to get to the constitutional question. There may be a time in which there was a serious question as to whether or not the War Powers resolution — act was constitutional. I don’t have to get to the question.

    We have engaged in a limited operation to help a lot of people against one of the worst tyrants in the world — somebody who nobody should want to defend — and we should be sending a unified message to this guy that he should step down and give his people a fair chance to live their lives without fear. And this suddenly becomes the cause célèbre for some folks in Congress? Come on.

    So you had, what, a three-parter? (Laughter.) What are the other two?

    Q There is some question about the constitutionality of the War Powers Act.

    THE PRESIDENT: I’m just saying I don’t have to reach it. That’s a good legal answer.

    Q (Inaudible.)

    .

  76. From Virginia Mercado :

    CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

    The whole world is now facing a calamity to the land, air and water poisoned by the worst disasters ever created by capitalism, our means of survival are threatened.
    The Third World War is underway with NATO out of control. The media are silent partners in this crime. We now have the choice to act quickly, decisively and forcefully or accept our fate: the slow death of all life on the planet.
    Unless and until the thousands of criminals who have brought us to this state of affairs due to the blind pursuit of profit, by negligence or intent-to be exposed, prosecuted and punished for their crimes, humanity can not clean deterioration or progress safely in the future.
    Moreover, the millions of gems of the human race that have been hidden from view of others and who have not been allowed to flourish in this old system that has only one output should have the opportunity to shine and present their areas of expertise and knowledge, and implementation.
    In the fields of health, energy, environment, science, democracy, human rights, transparency, accountability, administration, economy, banking, finance, transportation, international relations and much more, there are real alternatives to the destruction that is is forcing us in order to create monopoly profits for the elites.

    Since late August, there will be a long series of events throughout the month of September, with eight popular lectures on International Crimes Against Humanity and needs your help.

    The Eight International Conference on Popular 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 in numerous films, exhibitions, presentations, testimonies and workshops held at each location.

    Before you can perform a trial, the millions of people around the world should be aware not only of one or more of these crimes and feel powerless to do anything about it, but the full spectrum of crimes and get the tools to realize the lawsuits against these criminals.
    NO one will be exposed all the crimes with evidence beyond all doubt, but in this global event scale never before seen, will emerge the solution to many problems and a “Declaration of the Peoples of the World 2011” by through consensus.

    What is required immediately now, is that those with enough free time or are able to make time for one of the most important events of the millennium, to explore the possibility of attending to verify the availability and amenities as well as the costs and requirements registration.
    All wishing to attend were kept informed and must now register individually, so that we can contact each other and keep them current.

    Are you good at organizing? Czech service event management, attendance or anything else that you and others can contribute, sign up mathaba.org and publishes the information, evidence of any previous work and estimated costs.
    Can you donate or attend? Let us know in the forum how you can help. Many expenses may not be provided immediately, but may be reimbursed later, after or during the event.
    Are you good at fundraising, advertising, networking or anything else? Want to participate with an exhibition, film, workshop, suggestions or anything else? While the immediate priority is first to find the assistance and those willing and able to make all this happen, please prepare your plan and proposals.
    In due time we will open a registration page here especially for those who wish to present, participate in workshops, give presentations or support in other ways.

  77. Message From The Revolutionary Leadership
    Posted: 2011/07/15
    From: Mathaba
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627567?rss

    Exclusive to Mathaba News Readers

    *** Being updated please refresh every half hour for latest addendums ***

    I am here today to convey to you that the Brother Leader has become aware of the great work you are all doing through Mathaba. Also that there are those close to him too that follow what you are doing here on a regular basis and are very appreciative of your efforts…

    I am very aware of the hardships that many of you work under and that Mathaba has lived up to its name by becoming the meeting place, the platform, the sanctuary for the advanced jamahiri masses world wide and that many of you are making good use of it…

    Indeed the effort and sacrifices have been great and have achieved success and will continue to bear fruit, never for one moment doubt that all you are doing is not having a great effect… at the same time we are aware there will be errors along the way and we promise to work to resolve all issues…

    Too much work and burden has fallen on too few shoulders with some receiving no sleep, appropriate medical care, resources, and support, and we wish to find ways to resolve these issues and hereby I will make some suggestions today to enable more to participate…

    As to who I am here it is not important, being close to the Brother leader since 28 years, I have taken the responsibility to carry on his work in accordance with the Book of The Green March “Revolutionary Organization” as written by Dr Ahmed Ibrahim which places some of us into leadership roles in a natural manner according to time and place and circumstance…

    “Revolutionary Organization” contains the guidance and method for all revolutionary committees as to what constitutes the revolutionary committees, the revolutionary leadership, and the revolutionary movement, and in that role revolutionary committees never need to wait for instructions for the Brother Leader has given us all the revolutionary guidance…

    We have many of the solutions to world problems offered by the Brother Leader which all can read at his web site AlGathafi.org and we have the Green Charter Movement of world wide revolutionary committees, which have evolved into the Green Charter evolutionary committees movement, to spread the thought and ideas of the Brother Leader’s movement as contained within The Green Book.

    The Brother Leader has no position of authority within the Great Jamahiriya because all authority is in the hands of the people since 2nd March 1977, and he has dedicated his life to freedom, revolution and humanity, peace and development as a living example of Islam.

    Brother Leader is loved throughout Africa and indeed the World, and lives in the hearts of countless millions and we believe soon one billion men, women and children worldwide. He is not only a symbol of the Libyan revolution, but also of African unity, world development, human rights and freedom, and the advanced concepts to solve the problems facing the world as we break out of the Era of the Republics and into the Era of the Masses.

    The whole world is starting to move toward direct participatory democracy as evidenced by the formation of People’s Conferences (Popular Congresses, Assemblies) throughout the world, and the people will form People’s Committees to carry out their decisions.

    This has gathered pace thanks to the enemies of life which have sought to murder the Brother Leader and to destroy the gains of the Libyan people. We must therefore be grateful to the enemies of life and also remember them in our prayers.

    By being blinded by reality and pursuing a course of domination by force, seeking to impose a dictatorship upon the world, against the wishes of the masses, and by way of death, destruction, theft, deceit and coercion, they are now exposed in front of the world masses.

    Thanks to these developments, those who, with the Brother Leader, have been talking about these issues for many decades and largely fallen on deaf ears, are now finding a world wide audience in their millions, something which the enemies of life had not expected.

    It is because of this that we can repeat with confidence, what we had said at the outset of the attack on Africa, namely that victory is absolutely guaranteed for the masses of the world, and defeat is absolutely guaranteed for the violent warmongers and terrorists.

    There will be nothing left but for them to turn their weapons into plough shares or upon themselves, for the masses are invincible, no matter how many will die standing and enter to Paradise, for they refuse to live on their knees.

    Over many years I have received a great many communications and in the past few months an avalanche of news, reports, communications, suggestions, proposals, criticism, praise, support and concerns for the Brother Leader, his family, and the Libyan people.

    All this has been too much to manage and we did not have a structure in place to make use of the great support from around the world and for this reason I offer various proposals which I hope you take up so that the Leader can see the fruits of his labour world wide.

    Many of these communications come from places as far away as Australia and show us that the consciousness of the masses is accelerating, and started long before the attack on Libya. The people have seen through the lies of “consensus reality” as dictated to them by television screens and have reached a level of consciousness which cannot be reverted.

    We are pleased to see popular initiatives being taken around the world as the collective consciousness touches souls across all communication barriers, and which each day brings forth new initiatives which dazzles the eyes and excites the feelings.

    An International People’s Conference Organization was formed without our knowledge nor instruction, simply by way of logic and consciousness permeating the world, as there is no democracy without people’s conferences, the natural progression of humanity toward democracy and the solution to the problems of power.

    The people no longer wish to live as slaves on their knees under dictatorships which rob them of their wealth, treat them like fools, hide the facts and broadcast the lies, force them into foreign wars for the dictatorships which have no regard for human life nor decency.

    First Addendum

    A common call we have received is what can we do to help and what is the latest news from the brother Leader and also numerous valuable suggestions and offers of help and advice which should be received by experts in their various fields.

    It is to this issue that I now turn, mindful of the need to embrace all your support and to ensure that not only the battle but the war is won in favour of peace, democracy, human rights and development, once and for all, so that the world can live in peace and bring forth all that has been hidden by the enemies of life.

    Obstructionists too have played their roles for a great many decades by acting as gate-keepers, and pretending to be with the masses whilst actually preventing them from exercising their rights and responsibilities. These obstructionists must be by-passed and can be dealt with later.

    It has become clear from the position I am in that there are far too few doing far too much of the duties that others could be relieving them of so that they can become free to expend all their energy on those matters which only they have the ability to tend to.

    This situation comes about because of a natural tendency of altruistic souls to take on all challenges that are thrown up against them, taking on all the work and tasks out of love and compassion, but which they should leave to one side and encourage others to take up.

    Is there value in the farmer who plants all the seeds for thousands of families and then has no time to develop his seeds to an improved variety for all future generations? Is there not more value in that farmer instead urging those families to themselves learn how to plant the seeds, so he can be set free for greater work?

    The farmer is in a quandary as he is fearful that the families will starve if he stops planting the seeds and demands them to do so, since he has left instructions how to do that. It is moreover an easy job that any able bodied person could do, but his knowledge of seeds is unique and he must be given time to retire and study.

    This is the position that we observe with Mathaba as one of the great jamahiri initiatives. I have been given full information about the workings of Mathaba and come to the conclusion that the few who are doing most of the work, need to be set free, so that others can be trained to take up the work, the more involved, the easier.

    This then frees up the individuals who are then able to work on other projects such as upcoming Crimes Against Humanity conferences, or even to tend to their families which have been neglected for years, which also have a right on their time. Every person should have a right to sleep, and even to do something for self.

    I became aware of a great concept which we have embraced, and which we also learnt about by reading on Mathaba. That is the concept of the “four pillars” of the house, the Mathaba in which we all live, and which gives us sanctuary, truth, information, cohesion and inspiration.

    I urge every one of you to work together, wherever possible in teams, but certainly as a structured organic movement, so that we can in the shortest possible time achieve the greatest outcomes in our favour. It is with this in mind that I make the following proposals, instructions even, for you to adhere to.

    Please choose just one of the four pillars in which you will engage. Even though you may have skills in more than one area, choose just one of the pillars to uphold, because by doing so whatever energy and effort you expend, will bear fruit along with others, and not be dissipated or result in fatigue or despair, but in clear victories.

    By choosing one pillar to be fully engaged in during the time you can devote each day to making the world a better place, you will lessen the burden on the evolutionary leadership and make everything solid and invincible.

    The four pillars from which you should choose one are as follows: Warrior, Builder, Angel, Caller.

    With all the information I have to hand, which I have been entrusted with by Mathaba and to the best of my knowledge and with the support of our Brother Leader, I now give you some definitions of these four pillars of the world wide mathabas along with some practical example of what is required at each pole.

    Warriors

    This is not, as some may expect, the warrior that carries the gun. While there may be call for such and indeed there is at a defensive level, the armed warriors are really found among the second pillar. The first pillar, warrior, refers to information warrior. “The pen is mightier than the sword.”

    Before any other success can occur, people need the truth. They obtain the truth of any matter, via communications, via news, and this is the first pillar of the Mathaba.

    There is an information war going on and it is conducted against the masses by the elites who wish to maintain control and wish to keep us away from truth and reality other than that which they define to their own selfish benefits.

    In order to win this battle, the mathabas must be strong and put out news and information that reaches millions and will be passed on to further millions.

    Mathaba.net provides such a service as it is a place for news to be found and can be trusted with its integrity and credibility which has been proven over time that it does not bend to influences of money, coercion, threats or enticements.

    Those who have any strong abilities in any of the fields of editing, or finding accurate timely news, or compiling reports, or photography, art, citizen-, investigative-, or truth journalism, belong to this pillar and must work together.

    I instruct Mathaba.Net hereby to stop all news coverage unless that is supplied by those who can make use of the many features that Mathaba.Net has placed at our disposal. People’s Committees for News and so on should be formed and deal with this issue.

    You should all work together without placing any burden upon the Mathaba staff which have other higher-level duties. You can do this by making use of the Mathaba Publication Bridge. But you should employ the jamahiri concept in your work. That is to say, you should not just post an article and go away.

    Nor should you wait until you can post something. You should engage day and night on the effort, along with a great many others, to clean up, rapidly, pro-actively, the work of others by following the instructions that are left in comments below the submissions.

    This has been demonstrated to me and I am convinced of the concept. Do what you can, not beyond your expertise. There are clear instructions there at the Mathaba Publication Bridge (pub.mathaba.net) which show how to do this. Be persistent and patient. Don’t wait for Mathaba staff to issue instructions, if you see something that needs doing, don’t always do it yourself. Sometimes, leave a clear instructions for others, so that they can do it too.

    In this manner, at first dozens, and soon hundred and thousands of news, analysis, and information articles can be worked upon each day by the many warriors. Some of you will advance and be promoted so that you can then also submit those ready articles for publication at the Mathaba News Agency.

    I expect Mathaba to henceforth not carry out the work but whenever possible to simply issue directives for others to carry out the work. This is so that thousands more can become farmers and produce the crops that will provide all that the masses require, so that they will have no need to turn to genetically modified food — the money slave media (MSM) for their needs.

    MSM will thus die a natural death in spite of its inflationary propping up by means of gigantic funds from the banks, corporations and other parts of the so-called new world order elite.

    Further, all the news that is thus published through Mathaba.Net becomes very widely circulated and available within minutes to countless blogs and social media networks world wide.

    In this way the news is produced by the masses, and distributed by the masses, with Mathaba.Net taking care merely of the capacity and technology and can eventually make this available to other media outlets who wish to switch from MSM to Real News.

    I understand that already such a deal is being signed with one of the world’s largest circulation newspapers in India who wish to make Mathaba news items available to their hundreds of millions of readers. Let that news be professionally produced by working together, as in this manner you can produce much higher quality than most paid journalists anywhere in the world.

    Do this, not only in English, but in other languages. Translate the articles that have already been published at http://www.mathaba.net and re-submit those translated items to pub.mathaba.net for processing and final publication and distribution via http://www.mathaba.net .

    Those who are regular and capable can be promoted to regional news editors. Mathaba.Net already has active Latin America news editors for Spanish and Portuguese. What about Arabic, Russian, Chinese. We hope that you can do this.

    Another important reason for this advice to Mathaba News Network and the information Warriors is because Mathaba.Net must always maintain its independence. If Brother Leader was to support it financially or any other quarter, it will be said that this is the voice of so and so. Yet it is the voice by, from and for the masses.

    Therefore the masses absolutely must maintain it and pay all its costs via donations and popular advertising, or subscriptions. At the same time the above method will allow Mathaba.Net to expand its capacity to publish hundreds of news stories from around the world, so that nothing is missed of importance, and with thousands of volunteers the service can be maintained with little or no increase in costs.

    Other information warriors must be monitoring and scouring the web for the type of news that will raise spirits. Where did demonstrations or actions take place today in support of the Jamahiriya? What upcoming actions are worthy of further news coverage? What is the main news on the TV screens in different parts of the world, and what is the deeper truth of the matter, which truthful news reports or analysis can be posted or even re-edited and improved upon?

    The sources for news should always be given, and reports should be accurate and truthful, in quality language, with clear descriptive headlines, suitable abstracts and images, embedded video where available, and without grammar or spelling errors. Paragraphs should be kept short, and always one empty line in between. This is what I know from the standards of Mathaba news and the information warriors must uphold those standards.

    Form People’s Committees for Information War, People’s Committees for Web Technology or whatever it is along with others and network online to coordinate your work and develop your skills. The forums at http://www.mathaba.org may be helpful as a central networking resource.

    Builders

    The second pillar of the mathabas (masses bases) are the builders. Builders generally do not spend too much time online but are engaged in working among the masses to encourage the formation of people’s conferences and people’s committees. They may take the lead in this area after studying the information such as available at http://www.peoplesconference.org and they may form and join people’s committees of solidarity and reconstruction or any other people’s committees according to their skill and area of knowledge to work together with others.

    They may form People’s Committees for Defence, to examine the ways and means of defending the Jamahiriya, or People’s Committees for Health, and these committees work within the guidelines and mandate set by the people who are gathered in their popular congresses (people’s conferences).

    Those with a legal, human rights, or investigative background may join People’s Committees for Justice, and work toward the Crimes Against Humanity conferences.

    Builders are instrumental in creating systems that work and can be used and beneficial to others. They too submit the results of their work or their projects, or their proposals through their People’s Committees, to the People’s Committees for Information, so that this can reach the masses and gain further support and involvement.

    Second Addendum

    The builders are therefore the technicians who assist with maintaining web servers, or any other area of expertise required by the masses, the doctors, the nurses, the engineers. Nurses in the Philippines, one of the world’s leading quality of nursing, can form Philippine People’s Committee for Nursing Solidarity and join an International People’s Committee for the Solidarity and Defence of Jamahiriya, which will join with the French People’s Committee for Sanitation, bringing portable environmentally-friendly waterless toilets, the Hungarian People’s Committee for Dentistry which will come with dentists, the German People’s Committee for Engineering and Construction, and so on, all part of the IPC for Solidarity and Defence of Jamahiriya.

    These ideas and others are for the builders to realize. They will work together and create and build so that the final victory is soon for the masses. They too can register with http://www.peoplesconference.org which has a secure registration page so that they can offer their skills and services in support of direct people’s democracy wherever they are, and can make decisions about what they wish to do, when they can attend the People’s Conferences.

    Angels

    Qaddafi’s Angels are those Angels who uphold the pillar of giving. They support by way of financial assistance or by way of spiritual assistance, or any other material assistance, those warriors and builders who require support. They do so financially by making sacrifices and giving donations to the warriors at http://www.mathaba.net or the builders at http://www.peoplesconference.org or they offer prayers and thoughts or visualisation to the warriors and builders.

    Angles can be either male or female, and have played an incredible role in the victories so far in the battles in defence in the war which was imposed upon Jamahiriya and the trials and tribulations of the mathabas.

    Angels may spend their time doing extra work, earning extra money or providing additional material support, or they may spend their time in days of fasting and hours of prayer. They do not seek recognition for their sacrifice and work, even though, their deeds are all recorded by other unseen Angels.

    We too have kept a record of the many Angels that have given material support and when the Victory is achieved, or along the way, we too hope to offer them support and strength in their hours of need.

    Callers

    Callers are those, who have absorbed the ideas of The Green Book, or who have read the words and ideas such as those set forth here today, and they carry the message further afield. They themselves call upon others to become Warriors, Builders or Angels.

    By actively engaging in that process of calling people to become Warriors via http://www.mathaba.net through pub.mathaba.net or Builders of people’s power via the resources of http://www.greencharter.com and http://www.peoplesconference.org or who seek out prospective Angels and ask for their support for this effort, in this way the Callers are an active force engaged in encouraging people to become involved and to partake in the great green march for freedom in the era of the masses.

    In this way, all the characters of caring human beings are harnessed as Warriors, Builders, Angels or Callers and all our work will reach its success in a shorter time.

    … more …

    #
    http://www.mathaba.net/go/daily

    • Stop the aggression in Libya:
      “Used to the US police state mentality, things shocked me when I moved to Libya. In traffic, regular people got out their cars and helped direct traffic with traffic cops, Libyan friends would touch security officers and joke with them etc… The relaxed atmosphere/lack of security attracted vultures as if Libya were a pile of unguarded diamonds. It reminds me of how opportunists loot a store during a hurricane.”

      Lord-Njemanze Andersyn Arinxeh:
      “from what i see on Libyan Tv and Rt, I realized Libya is a very good place, Muslim women driving around their expensive cars, people don’t even look as oppressed as people in Saudi Arabia.”

      Stop the aggression in Libya.
      ” It’s true, it’s the most unique country in the world. The people are non-violent and kind. Not many people go to Libya so as a foreigner (they could tell I wasn’t Libyan), while you’re walking down the street people honk their cars and scre…am “welcome to Libya!” In stores, you buy something and they double your order and insist you not pay! When I got sick on a Friday (everything is closed because of Friday prayers), strangers helped me get to a clinic where I got royal treatment for free.”

      ….Stop the aggression in Libya:
      “Living in Libya was a lesson in human kindness. This crazy group of armed lunatics are taking advantage of these kind people. They are not the Libyans that I know. These rebels want nothing good for Libya. It’s the saddest thing I’ve ever seen.”

      Kenson Sun Bernade:
      “For 42 to years, he build his country, free health care, school, housing. A lot of people can learn from him. i have great respect for him. I from haiti and all we’ve had is dictator that did nothing for haiti beside of being american lil slaves sold the island inch by inch, that’s what the rebels will do to libya. Gaddafi Must Win!!! I love him.” [ME TOO!]
      (Vous et Stop the aggression in Libya aimez ça..)

  78. PUPPET BENGAZI GOVERNMENT RECOGNISED BY 40 NATIONS EXCEPT RUSSIA & CHINA:

    China, Russia Refuse To Attend Libya Contact Group Meeting In Turkey
    Posted: 2011/07/16
    From: Mathaba
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627576

    China and Russia will have no part in the NATO aggression against Libya as they have been calling for it to stop, since several months, along with the African Union

    Sevil Küçükkoşum

    ANKARA (Hürriyet Daily News) — China and Russia announce that they will not be taking part in a Libya Contact Group meeting to be held in Istanbul, which is expected to discuss a Turkish proposed road-map for a political settlement

    Invited as permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, China and Russia will not participate in the international Libya Contact Group meeting to be held Friday in Istanbul.

    Russia, which is critical of the NATO-led strikes in Libya, turned down Turkey’s invitation, while China, which has maintained a policy of non-interference in the conflict, has not said it will attend the meeting, a Turkish Foreign Ministry official told the Hürriyet Daily News on Thursday.

    Major Western and regional powers will gather in Istanbul for the fourth meeting of the contact group, which seeks to bring an end to the Libyan crisis. China will skip the meeting “because the function and method of operation of this contact group need further study,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Thursday.

    China did not use its veto in March to block a U.N. Security Council resolution that authorized the NATO military campaign against the Libyan regime. The country has, however, recently held discussions with representatives from both Tripoli and rebel-held Benghazi, calling these talks part of an effort to encourage a negotiated end to the fighting.

    Russia also abstained from a vote on the U.N. resolution and criticized the scale and intent of the NATO-led military campaign.

    Turkey is expected to propose a “road map” for discussion in the meeting that aims to find a political settlement between the representatives of the Libyan regime, excluding Col. Moammar Gadhafi and his inner circle, and the opposition in the North African country.

    Abdul Ilah al-Khatib, the U.N. envoy for Libya, will brief participants on his recent discussions with representatives from Tripoli and the opposition in Benghazi, the Turkish Foreign Ministry official said.

    Another key issue will be the Libyan opposition’s demand for access to the regime’s frozen assets. There is expected to be discussion on a formula of giving the opposition loans using the frozen assets as a guarantee, another Turkish diplomat told the Daily News.

    “Since it’s not possible to release those frozen assets right now due to lack of legal grounds, an alternative of giving a loan in return for collecting that amount from the frozen bank accounts in the future will be discussed,” the diplomat said.

    Visiting Turkey last week, Mahmud Jibril, a senior member of the National Transitional Council, called on the international community to release Libyan funds frozen under sanctions against Gadhafi’s regime in order to deliver them to the opposition.

    The Libya Contact Group was established in March at a London conference to solve the Libyan crisis and coordinate international efforts in this direction. The fourth meeting of the group, to be held in Istanbul, will take place under the co-chairing of Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. High-level officials from 40 countries are expected to attend. #
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

    US gives al-Qaida rebels $30,000,000,000 of money stolen from Libyan government intended for “The Gadhafi Afrian Fund” (an humanitariarian institution for the free developement of the African Continent). The al-Qaida rebels were released from jails in Libya in order to fight against Qaddafi, who was betrayed by the US and Europe which are now regretting their attempt to make a grab at Africa’s resources.

    Al Qathafi Says Recognition of TNC is Not Libyan People’s Decision16/07/2011 10:12:00

    In reaction to the Libyan Contact Group’s decisions in Istanbul, late Friday evening Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi said in a televised speech that the contact group’s recognition of the “so-called” National Transitional Council does not represent the decision of the Libyan people.

    In yet another audio speech through Libyan state television to a crowd of his supporters gathering in the town Zliten, about 150 km east of the capital Tripoli, he said: “Libyan people are represented by nobody, not even by Muammar Al Qathafi.”

    He went on to say that he will carry on with the battle till the NATO forces are driven out of Libya, and the “traitors” should surrender or escape with the NATO forces.

    Shortly aftr the conclusion of the fourth meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, the Libya Contact Group said it recognises the opposition National Transitional Council (NTC) as the sole and legitimate interlocutor of the Libyan people.

    [Hmmm, how is that possible? Who created the NTC/INC ? (No Libyan for sure….)
    ANSWER: —It is the fornicated baby bastard of Bernard Levy and Queen Hillary, using CIA clone technologies of 20 years living in Virginia, USA for its “leaders”! Talk about illigitimacy!!]

  79. IPCO Secretary-General Condemns European Aggression Against Africa
    Posted: 2011/07/16
    From: Mathaba
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627585?rss

    Secretary-General of the International People’s Conference Organisation condemned the NATO attacks on Libya

    IPCO
    (mathaba) — The Secretary-General of the International People’s Conference Organisation (IPCO) has condemned the war against Libya which started with aerial bombardments on March 20th, 2011 and has continued unabated since, claiming the lives of thousands of civilians of all ages.

    This came in a call to the Mathaba News Agency.

    The IPCO Secretary-General said that “all legal advice given to IPCO by international human rights lawyers, as well as United States and various European lawyers, have been unanimous in that the actions of NATO are not only immoral but illegal.”

    The Secretary-General told Mathaba News that there is much criticism of China and Russia as well as other states for not having vetoed the NATO-sponsored (France-Britain-USA) UNO Security Council resolutions against Libya, but that it could be understood that on the one hand the opposing nuclear super-powers did not wish to get involved in a war with NATO and on the other they took the U.S., French and British governments at their word, that they wished to enforce a no-fly zone on a temporary basis until it could be established whether the Libyan air force had conducted any bombings of civilian areas in response to the upheavals in Benghazi.

    “It then became known as time went on, that neither the UNO nor NATO were interested in establishing the facts, and the Russian military revealed evidence that no such flights ever took place and that the entire story was concocted by a few anonymous Twitter accounts which were picked up and circulated by the news media networks of Arabian Gulf dictatorships that have long been hostile to Libyan revolutionary leader Muammar Qaddafi.”

    The Secretary-General said that others may say the Russians and Chinese were clever to weaken their long-time military enemy NATO by allowing the resolution to pass, knowing that Libya and Qaddafi are no walk-over, as history reveals. It would then be up to the NATO countries to either stick to the UNSC resolutions, in which case there would be no objection, no war, and fact-finding missions facts and reports would have been taken into consideration, and the African Union Peace and Security Council roadmap would have been put into affect, without non-African interference into the internal affairs of Africa and the sovereign state of Libya. If however, as has happened, it became clear that the NATO countries sponsoring the UNSC resolutions would violate those resolutions then they would be irreparably damaged, because it is not possible to go back and “undo” the breaking of laws and international resolutions.

    The IPCO Secretary-General said that not only does this now mean that NATO is exposed to the world as an illegal organisation that carries out mass destruction under the transparent lies under the guise of humanitarianism and “protecting civilians”, and cannot redeem itself given its past history and a “final nail in its coffin” due to its ongoing attacks on Libya and its attempts to kill Muammar Qaddafi, but also that the UN Organisation itself has lost all credibility and legitimacy.

    Ironically, in September 2009 none other than Muammar Qaddafi had addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations and warned the world of exactly this outcome if the organisation was not put under democratic control in line with the pre-ambles of its charter.

    The IPCO Secretary-General said that it is now inevitable that the UNO will face a demise, and that a democratic and popular system will replace it.

    IPCO which acts as an academic and facilitation mechanism for direct popular democracy, holds that the General Assembly, which is a collection of the world’s governments, will “wither away” as it has no powers whatsoever, and that a World People’s Congress or a United People’s Congress will serve the functions of legislating issues that affect the world internationally, and that this will be a collection of all the resolutions from the National and Regional People’s Congresses of the world, which are starting to take shape.

    The UN Security Council will also wither away as it is merely the collection of five nuclear powers, at least three of which are clear dictatorships by any definition of the word democracy, and that a Universal People’s Committee for Peace and Security will come into being, as the result of simple and compelling logic, that the resolutions of the World People’s Conference regarding peace and security issues affecting the world, will require an accountable body to oversee the implementation of those worldwide democratic and popular resolutions. — mathaba #
    http://www.mathaba.net/go/daily

  80. Stop the aggression in Libya:

    A legend. The one and only! How many more years will we have to wait to see a politician who dares to expose all the fakes? If the media honestly translated all his speeches, the world would be on his side.

    Christella Bernardene Krebs ‎@ S.T.A.I.L..:

    BUT THEY WILL NOT TRANSLATE al-GADHAFI CORRECTLY! They are either ignorant or they are afraid of his real thoughts (which are marvelous and a wonder)!
    In 1999, Pierre Salinger wrote on the dust jacket of al-Gadhafi’s book of miscellaneous writings about the problems of translation of al-Gadhafi’s beautiful, poetic and sometimes allagorical words. He mentions that one must have a thorough understanding of The Bible, the Quaran and unadulterated ancient world history. Also Arabic is more exact in some of its meanings than English. Still, with explanation footnotes, this CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED, as it was accomplished with “Escape into Hell and Other Stories”. Find a copy, it is exellent reading for a basic understanding of al-Gadhafi

    But then there is also the BRAINWASHED MENTALITY of most Westerners: They automatilly think of Mao’s “RED-BOOK” when one mentions “THE GREEN BOOK”—They refuse to even look at it, believing it to be a Communist Manefesto….although, al-Gadhafi himself, on its very first introductory pages, openly refutes and condems communism.
    Most people of the West have been conditioned to be totally “closed-minded”; although they will vehemently deny that. Still, ask them some questions on Africa; and see what their answers will be. (PROBABLY TOO HILARIOUS TO EVEN REPEAT!) This is a great Tragedy—
    BUT I must reitterate the old saying: A prophet is never recognised in his own time….Very sad indeed. Gadhafi is a MUJJADID, undeniably YES.

    Also, as I expressed before:
    The peoples of the West are mesmorized and do not know the truth. They have been put in a BIG SLEEP by the NWO. Their lives are totally controlled by the Banksters. They have been fed, since infants, by the corrupt Mass Media.
    The fact is, their world is literally crumbling as I write; and they refuse to see this! What will it take to awaken the West? The whole west is in financial and spiritual collapse and they refuse to accept the reality. Anyone who tries to shake them out of their stupor to smell the roses again, is ridiculed and made into a joke—or even worse—they feel a need to “EXTERMINATE” ! as if that will cure their disasterous ills! How much longer can they go on with their false scenarios before they fall flat on their dark FAIRY tale. Can they survive not seeing the LIGHT of DAY ? Something has “got to give”!

    Stop the aggression in Libya:

    I heard that from frustrated Libyans, how it’s a shame that I don’t understand Arabic because I would find his speeches poetic and witty. Also how most Arabic leaders cannot translate properly because they don’t understand the Libyan dialect, let alone a Bedouin one! That he masterfully plays with words to the delight of Libyans. Language is a real barrier, one must really trust the translators and even then we will only get the gist. This is the advantage the media has on Western opinion, they just have to pretend they translated and we should automatically assume Gaddafi is Hitler no2, threatening a bloodbath.

    I REPLIED:

    YES! “S.T.A.I.L.: Yes, I neglected to mention the Bedoin “thing”—al-Gadhafi was brought-up to hear the tales and stories of his people—and only those who are thoroughly versed in N. Bedoin Libyan culture could sometimes comprehend the references he so easily makes.—-

    And, as to being put on paar with the monstrousitiies of Hitler! IMPOSSIBLE—that is for Mr.OBINATION (not Moammaral-Gadhafi) !
    al-GADHAFI is soooo distant from any evil intensions:
    There is a genuine, heartfelt sincerety to all of al-GADHAFI’s words—which he writes ONLY HIMSELF (as he never has, and never will, depend on a “SPEECH-WRITER” as do Western politicians who do not even know, much less feel what they say). Those “politicians” know the gestures, and can emulate the words, so they appear to be actually saying “the something” ; but the reality is quite the contrare.

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