The Future for the Great Green JAMAHIRIYA

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Omar Mukhtar: Lion of the Desert
Posted: 2011/08/11
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Omar Mukhtar fought the Italian occupation of Libya for 20 years

By Dennis South

Below are some lines from the movie, Lion of the Desert, that starred
Quinn as freedom fighter Omar Mukhtar (1858 – 1931).
Anthony Quinn.  The scene takes palce when Sharif El-Kariani, accompanied by a delegation of other Libyans that had been pacified under Italian occupation, visits Omar Mukhtar for the purpose of trying to convince him to give up his fight against the Italians:

Sharif: Omar, why do you not surrender.  Obtain the best terms that you can from the Italians.  You can have safe conduct out of the country.
Omar: Safe conduct?  Where to?
Sharif: Egypt.
Omar: To Egypt–to hide with this brother?  You are the only Senussi left in this country, and look at you.  Just look at him.
Sharif delegate: But my people have fought.
Omar: To defend your own privilege.  Where are you now?
Sharif delegate: Omar Mukhtar, the Italians have assured us.
Omar friend: Then head back to them.
Sharif: My friend, they are the government of this country.
Omar: No, they take this land by day.  But, by God, we take it back by night.
Sharif: Omar Mukhtar, you are alone–cut off from the rest of the country; isolated from the rest of the world.  In the League of Nations, they will not speak.  And if they should, no one will listen.  No one will care.
Omar: This battle is not being fought in the League of Nations.  This battle is being fought here, on this land.
Sharif: Omar, you cannot win this war–your blood against their metal.
Omar: Every man has two days: his own day, and his children’s day.
Sharif: Your children are starving; dying in the concentration camps; dying because you persist in fighting.
Omar: Yes, they are hostages of war.  But not one of them betrays me.  Not one has asked me to surrender.  Because they know and I know that if I surrender, I betray them.
Sharif: This may be the last chance you have of seeking an honorable peace.
Omar: They steal our land.  They destroy our homes.  They kill innocent people, and you call that peace.  I won’t be corrupted by that man’s peace.

The spirit of Omar Mukhtar can be seen today in the men and women and children of the Libyan Jamahiriya who have steadfastly sacrificed everything for the sake of their dignity; for the sake of their sovereignity; for the sake over their land; for the sake of their way of life; for the sake of their God; for the sake of their religion and for the sake of generations yet to be born.  They fight also for the Omar Mukhtar of this day; the current Lion of the Desert, Muammar al-Gaddafi.

NATO is pouring on the steam now because it knows that U.N. Resolution 1973 ends sometimes in the middle of September.  So, they are going to create even more hell in Libya than they’ve created thus far.  Omar Mukhtar is watching.  He is standing on a hill, in Libya, and he is watching.
About Dennis South
I have been serving, for 43 years, the cause of helping to create a new, balanced and peaceful world.

 

For the original in Arabic:

more-on OMAR MUKHTAR, The GREAT LIBYAN HERO which forms the basis of all Muammar al-Gadhafi loves:

Text of al-Gadafi’s Leader’s Speech to Misrata Tribes in Tripoli and its Suburbs
23 JULY 2011     17:16:48
at Tripoli

After that we had a major industrial plant ..the steel plant which changed the life of Misratans ..they have earned a higher standard of living and became a source of envy for other towns ..all the trucks used to carry steel from Misrata are those owned by Misratans..truckers from other areas complained of what they saw unfair treatment. Misrata has three Seaports ..some people protested that asking why not expanding Tripoli’s Seaport..why should Misrata be so privileged.. All goods unloaded at Misrata ports are transported to other regions in central and western Libya by means of trucks and cars owned by Misratans. Water was transported from Ain Tawega to Misrata.. water from the Man-Made River was made available to the people of Misrata. In fact Misrata became so blessed by those goods and services it was rendering to other Libyan regions that it became the envy of other cities and towns.. Misrata has an airport ..if the city’s population wanted to go Hajj they can travel from the airport of Misrata directly to Makkah. Misrata has become a booming economic hub. Personally I appreciate Misrata ..I was there at a particularly difficult time ..I found refuge in Misrata having been driven out from Fezzan ..I lived in Misrata ..Misrata was scene to major battles against the Italian occupation ..Misrata is the land of Qur’an, culture and wise men. But what happened that Misrata was obliterated so fast..it collapsed and rocked

In fact, I am not a believer of envy, however, I’ve become a believer now, Libya in general was hit by envy due to prosperity it was in and the freedom and security Libya was in. Here all of the sudden everything is spoiled, same thing for Musrata, it was like I described, and all of the sudden it burnt and destroyed, for who’s interest Musrata was destroyed? where those destroying Musrata are going, just tell us where are they going. A city isolated on the Libyan coast, from the front there is the desert and behind it the sea, what do they want to do with it. Even when one occupies it or stay in it permanently, where don one want to go? What’s your future? This is farce, this is a game of mad people, people fiddling with Libya’s potentials, come to Musrata and destroy it, come to Benghazi and destroy it, come to Derna and destroy it, if these people are from inside then they are cursed and from the descent of traitors and foreigners who settled here and who should return to their countries, as they are not guests who respect our hospitality, foreigners who came to Libya and want to destroy it, and which donkeys of the gulf took part in, because their concern is to pay and destroy Libya, despite the fact there is nothing between us, we’re in Africa and they’re in Asia, we’re Muslims and they’re atheists, we left them and went to Africa and told them farewell, and came and conspired against us with their dollars, gas and money to destroy our country, why? they will pay for it, the donkey gulf traitors will pay the price for killing the Libyans people by the hundreds and thousands, they’re funding the crusaders’ campaign, the campaign of Christians against a Muslim country, they’re paying money to kill Libyans, what’s left between them and us, but those who responded to them in Musrata and joined their ranks, taking dollars from them to destroy Musrata, where are they going? there is nothing left to destroy, here Khums, Zlitin, Tawergha, Beni Waleed, Tarhouna and Sirte.

What’s being destroyed is Musrata, is it Musrata’s enemy or dear those who are destroying it, those who put Musrata in this situation, where is the steel and iron factory? they destroyed it, dogs from abroad, they are not dogs, dogs are better than them, dog do not betray, somebody from abroad, they’re breaking iron and steel factory, and manufacturing armored vehicles, a modern industrial fortress, we wanted to develop it, they came and destroyed it. Is this someone who loves Musrata, is he a Muslim and nationalist? He is Satan, for whose interest the iron and steel factory in Musrata was destroyed? is this person in his state of mind, is he a nationalist, does he have any logic, does he have a religion, they entrenched themselves in the factory and began opening fire so the army would respond and destroy the factory. They destroyed the factory, Libya’s industrial fortress is destroyed, who did this? Is it Satan? Satan does not do such things, is it someone from you? Is he from Musrata? What’s the excuse? furthermore, the pictures of the children you’re lifting have been killed, they were killed in their homes and squares, what led us to this?
Did Italy come to Misrata ..so we need to liberate it.. did America ..did Israel ..never Misrata is free, and enjoys the authority of the people and wealth. They broke into the city ..wrecked havoc in it firing from its buildings ..fire returned and thus families died ..they used children and women as human shields.. They took more than 100 children whose whereabout we do not know…may be to Europe to be envengelized.. Who did this to Misrata children and why?.. they were playing happily in Misrata ..who did this was a satan ..but from what family ..waht tribe and for what? They destroyed the Seaport, the airport ..who can guarantee that an airport or a Seaport will ever be built in Misrata ..it’s over..
People admitted it before you, haven’t you seen them? one person said he killed 18 women from Musrata, he cut off their breasts and attacked two sisters, haven’t said before you, these are the actions of Satan, can a nationalist do this, is this Islam, are these the morals of Musrata, are these the morals of Libyans, what crime have the 18 women done so that their breasts get cut off, hasn’t he said it in front you, you must have followed his admission, 18 women from Musrata he said he slaughtered tem and cut off their breasts, why? he said because they were infidels, you’re the infidels, Musrata is the town of Quran, now they are entrenched in homes of the families, they go in with machineguns and rifles and impose themselves on the families, they eat and drink from the families, and they tell them we’re entrenched in the apartment or the villa and we will fight, and when they are told to leave, they reply if I leave I’ll kill you. How many families they’ve killed, families who said we’re not with you were killed, they say either you are with me or we’ll kill you. Is this democracy, this is the democracy of NATO, this is the democracy of Europe. Do the Europeans want us to do this? Is this peace, is this democracy, is this nationalism, the misery Musrata is in is the same as Benghazi.
Where are you going to go with the destruction of Misrata..even if became independent ..what kind of future will it have? a city of 100.000 where it is heading ? It is surrounded by Khoms Zlitan and Tarwerga ..if it proclaimed independence Libyans will deny it electricity and water ..they would say you are a hostile state ..and we will not give you electricity and water ..these are our resources ..and for the airport and the Seaport they will not be of any use since they will be under shelling. What does Misrata want..he who led this operation ..I do not know whether he was alive or dead ..all he wished for was to become the mayor of Misrata..come and be its mayor.. But Misrata should not be destroyed and its women and children should not be killed. What kind of battle is this ..if Misrata was invaded by the French or the Americans we will defend Misrata..either Misrata remains free in a sovereign state enjoying power and wealth..but to sacrifice 1000 of people from Misrata ..who the fool doing that ..where is Misrata heading? Even if Misrata became independent we will surround it from all sides.. this is not Kurdistan or south Sudan ..this is a city on the Mediterranean ..on the Libyan coast ..it has no future even if we said to her you are free.
What will you do ..was it a state that should fight for independent? this is a city of 100.000..the other towns will antagonize it. We said be independent ..we want each Shabia to become a Jamahiriya..we said make a small Jamahiriya ..but you cannot bring in Nato and fight in Misrata ..for what? Ok we leave Misrata but what will become of it? ask the scum in Benghazi..who deceived your children ..recruiting them to die in hundreds for nothing. This is tragic..where is the wise men..they ought to ask what should done to save Misrata..this is ridiculous ..the bastards who compromised Misrata.. we cannot accept a situation in which Misrata becomes under occupation, under the Crusaders..this is neither acceptable nor sustainable. The Libyan people will march on Misrata to liberate the steel plant..the Seaport and the airport..to free families who were locked up in flats they will march in millions. Lay down your arms ..you have no future in Misrata ..those bastards who come from Benghazi send them back ..those agents of colonialism ..those who associated themselves with the Crusaders and the same time shout Alluhu Akbar..Libyans will not wait anymore on Misrata.
No people in the world is pleased see a city of their cities in this way, only if they were silly people, and they do not deserve to live at all. Even enemies laugh at them. They, themselves are surprised, saying ”how the Libyan people did not crawl to Misurata till now?!”. Even NATO themselves say crawl to it and take it, because every day they cry ”O NATO… O NATO… O NATO”. They call for the crusader alliance… ”O crusader alliance… O crusader alliance”. NATO said ”Relieve us from Misurata troubles, O Libyans… take it. Those people are calling all day and night, O NATO O NATO, as if we were their servants , but we’ve got hundreds of problems from Afghanistan, China to Russia”. They suffer in North Korea and Iran and other places in the world. in addition to that they’ve got their internal financial and economic problems, falls and storms. After they enter it, they kill your children. They enter the buildings and homes to kill your children deliberately. They come to the families carrying weapons and impose themselves in the houses and kill who deny them. They have killed many families and stayed in their houses eating and drinking arbitrary. They threw the bodies out of the apartments. People of Misurata are not important for them. The important thing for them is this deviant group coming from abroad, or traitors from this Satanism category which is interested in sacrificing human beings. Now, what is unreasonable is that the notable people of Misurata are helpless in this way, that they cannot liberate the city of Misurata. No… No you should move unarmed to Misurata to get rid of this deviant group who control the city. And if you die you are martyrs. Will you live forever?! The rest of your ages should be devoted to liberate Misurata. No, No you cannot let Misurata so. It is your task to move to Misurata and gathered some of your wise people to move there. If they shoot you, tell them ”We want to save our city… get out of our city; and leave it a peaceful city like the rest of Libyan cities”. You must go alongside with your wise men. Sir, Ibrahim Ghuwayl and other sheikhs, even young men and women, you all should move to Misarata by your cars carrying the white and green flags then enter the city and tell them to get out of Misurata. Tell them ”We don’t need you. We do not need to fight”. Misurata should not remain in this way. Move two hundred kilometers. You must go, and enter Misurata. Say to them ”that is enough”, because their situation is hopeless. We crawl… crawl… the Libyan people crawl to Misurata. Their situation is hopeless. They should hand down their arms and run away to Turkey or to go to (Sharaxia), Nicosia, Chechnya or Benghazi. * The Leader addressing one of the participants: “Allah blesses you, dad, I can see the written words on your hands.”

Tell them ”you are hopeless” They are hopeless. They have no future. As it has been; (The enemy is before you and the sea is behind) or vice versa. What people is the sea, or who Libyans want to save Misurata? What is their future?! They must surrender quickly. The Libyan people are preparing themselves. And as I told you that NATO gets upset with them. They said ” Let’s get rid of this calamity by name of Misurata which are calling us day and night; Come…Come. Take it and let’s relieve. They said, ”What’s in Misutara? Is there oil, gas or a major strategic site, such as South of Sudan, Suez Canal, Straits of Gibraltar, Panama Canal, Hermes, or Strait of Bab?”. They said, ”what will we do with Misurata? It is not a strategic location. We have no need for it.” What I mean is that Europe doesn’t need Misurata. It needs unified Libya. Europe interests are in Libya not in Misurata. What will they eat there (Indian figs) or what? They have nothing to do with it. After they had occupied it a time ago, they left those wretches who manipulated, wasted and burnt the city. Every day, they shoot and kill people. They must understand that even the enemy who they depend on, (their Christian master), has no interest in Misurata. For them, it amounts nothing. Where does Misurata march? Where are you pushing it? You are hopeless. Hand down your weapons quickly. Run away to Benghazi. If you want to escape to wretches and traitors there, go to Turkey. We will give you a chance to escape. Throw your weapons on streets. Where are families I know, respect and appreciate? Where is the family of the Almuntaser? … Where is the family of Shalluf? … Where is the family of Gritah? … Where is Shanishah family which is from Warflla? Where are Kharraz, who are from Jawazi tribe? They must come out saying we would not stay in this stir. Jawazi, the Revolution is theirs, the Revolution of Libya. Al-Fateh Revolution is their revolution which would protect them and their future. They must get out proving their existences if they are exist. Where is Aljabu family? … Where is the family of Zebleh? … Where is Ben Gheza? …I know all of these families. Where is the family of Al- Ghwalat? And where is the family of Ajili? Where are Gannabeh and Hedaddah, who are from Warfalla? … Where is the family of Sadawi who are from Jawazi tribe? Where are families of Kabi, Bodbus and Faki? Where is Ma’daan familly? , Get out Ma’daan. What is this nonsense? Where are those? Zreik families are all from Ma’daan. Get out. The family of Ben Shatwan is a Ma’daan family. Where are they? Where is the family of Jalal which who are from Jawazi tribe? Where are they are they? … Get out. Zeglam is from Zeliten. Get out? … Shuwaib is from Warfalla … Where are they? … Get out. Alshawawah families are from Ma’daan. Where are all these families? Family of Alshawahedi, family of Darrat, Bozekok and family of Amsmir, where are they? Families of Alkhadam, Zarouk all those are from Hassoun tribes. They go there to Sirte. Where the family of Berrass Ali? … Where are the families of Bala, Aldradfah and Almqsba? Where is the family of Beit Almal? … Where are the families of Almangush, Alkhzorh and Baddy? Where are all these families I know? I mean these families are wise families. Where are families of Drnawi, Barouk, Hamir, Alkrama and Shanib? … Where is the family of Tarjaman? … Where is it, Mr Bashir? … Where are families of Alarbah, Alfortiah, Salaabi and Gaddafi? These are all respectable families and the families that I know. It is unreasonable to let Misurata this way. Where are the families of Boshahema, Kulaioan, Chklawon, Kerkom and Gaddah? Where are all those families which I depend on? … It is unreasonable to disappear and to let Misurata to an unknown handful of traitors and lunatics. Where are those crazy? … Wipe them out. – The Leader addressing a participant: “Yes, I can see you, dear … Long live.”
This cannot be happen Mr., Abrahim” and gentlemen who are with you. It is unreasonable. This is a decisive moment. It is a historical responsibility not an easy matter. People die every day. The enemy bombards us with aircraft and vessels. How can we leave?! Where is Bourguiba’s family? Where are those families? * The Leader addressing one of the participating girls: “Yes, I can see you mum … I can see henna on your hands … Long live”. This is a historical responsibility. No matter to die, but the disadvantage is to let Misurata under an unknown gang destroying the city while you still watch. What a farce is it! How can the Libyans run the port of Misurata of which they depend on the arrival of goods? It must be released. They also depend on iron and steel factory, how could it be destroyed? The factory was not built by Misurata money, but money from the Libyan people. This belongs to all Libyans. The ports are not from the budget of Misurata, but from the budget of the Libyan people. So, Libyan people should liberate supply stores and stores of goods in Misurata to distribute goods to other areas. Where are you who you were living in prosperity and affluence? Where are truck owners and iron and steel workers? Restore the city as it was. It is your duty. This farce should be ended. O People of Misurata, you are wrong if this farce continue. Very, very outrageous history would be recorded on you. You would not accept or allow it. It is a defect. Crawl to Misurata together without weapons. I love Misurata … My heart is torn apart to see Misurata in this destruction. Forward … Peace upon you”.

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IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN LOST AND NOT ACCOMPLISHED IF 15 YEARS AGO al-GADHAFI WAS ASSASSINATED BY THE BRITS AS PLANNED!

The Failed 1996 Assassination, taking the life of a bodyguard who fell on the grenade and others. The Brits also armed some in the crowd in hope that it would off-shoot a coup….
LONDON –
Referring to a secret document as a source of widespread
Internet in the United States, the Sunday newspaper
The Sunday Times reported that British intelligence services
MI6 British soldiers were involved in 1996 in a
failed to assassinate the head of the Libyan regime,
Moammar Gaddafi. And the British Foreign Secretary
Robin Cook, according to the weekly lied
publicly when, a year and a half ago, denied that
MI6 was involved in the conspiracy and called
“Pure fantasy” the news about it, appeared
British newspapers at the time.

16 April 2000. Add two images of beginning and end of original document. The original document is in 14 JPG or GIF images (total file size 2.2 – 2.9MB); for information e-mail: lis-uk@cryptome.org .

The Security Service is also known as MI5. “xxxx” indicates text censored by hand. “Cropped” means during copying, not by censoring.


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THE SECURITY SERVICE

TEL: 0171-828 8688 EXT: 88300
GTN: 3033
FAX: 0171-630 1428

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                                       Our Ref: PF690551/G9/0

                                       Date:  1 December 1995

Dear xxxxxxxxx

         Libyan Intelligence Service activity in the UK

     Since his arrival as Head of the Libyan Interests Section
in London in July 1993, we have been monitoring the activities
of Khalifa Ahmad BAZELYA.  We have concluded that he is actively
engaged in carrying out tasks on behalf of the Libyan
Intelligence Service (LIS).

2.   In parallel to our investigation SIS and more recently,
ourselves have cultivated BAZELYA as a potential source of
intelligence.  Although BAZELYA has provided some low-grade
intelligence, we assess that his first loyalty remains to the
Libyan regime.  We consider the balance of advantage to lie
in ending BAZELYA's hostile intelligence activities.  We propose
that he be declared Persona Non Grata in the immediate future.

3.   Exact timing is of course a matter for your consideration.
You will be aware of the overtures made through one of our
sources by xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx regarding the delivery of the
Lockerbie suspects into UK jurisdiction.  This was discussed
on 28 November at a meeting between xxxxxxxxxx (G9)and xxxxx
xxxxxxxxx (G6), and xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (DICTD) and xxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxx (NENAD).  We assess that the expulsion of BAZELYA will not
have serious repercussions for our source.

4.    I attach a written case against BAZELYA.  It was discussed
with xxxxxxxxxxxxxx of NENAD on 17 November.  xxxxxxxxxx invited
submission in a telephone conversation we had on 28 November.

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5.    With regard to the murder of Libyan dissident Al Mehmet
ABU SAID in London on 26 November, we have no reliable
intelligence implicating BEZELYA.  However, intelligence on
a possible lead to Libyan regime involvement has been received
and is being assessed.  We will report further in due course
although we do not believe that it would add to our submission
on this matter.

6.    Please contact me if there are any aspects of this proposal
which you may wish to discuss.

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                   Khalifa Ahmad BAZELYA

          Head of Libyan Interests Section, London
           Cooptee of Libyan Intelligence Service

Recommendation

     We recommend that Khalifa Ahmad BAZELYA, head
of Libyan Interests Section in London, be declared Persona
Non Grata for engaging in activity incompatible with his
diplomatic status which we believe poses a direct threat
to the national security of the United Kingdom.

Summary

2.    Our investigation of BAZELYA's activities since his

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     g.    BAZELYA may be involved in a project to establish
           a Libyan Scientific Centre which will be used
           as cover for technology transfer to Libya.

Background - Career Prior to Current Appointment

3.    BAZELYA took up his appointment as replacement for
Ahmad Omar AMEISH, Head of the Libyan Interests Section
(LIS) London, on 1st July 1993.  he is one of two Libyan
diplomats currently en poste in the UK.  According to
a reliable FBI source, BAZELYA was not the Libyan MFA
choice for the post.  It was therefore assumed that he
had obtained the post through patronage or intelligence
connections or function.  We later received collateral
for this in October 1993.  According to a reliable SIS
source BAZELYA admitted that QADHAFI and BAZELYA's other
intelligence patrons secured his appointment to London.

4.    BAZELYA had previously been en poste in this country
as cultural attache and then press attache between 1974-
1979, when he was responsible for liaison with Libyan
backed extremist groups in the UK.  We suspected he had
an intelligence function, though this assessment was based
mainly on BAZELYA's contacts rather than his actions.
However, a reliable SIS source reported that he was one
of QADHAFI's agents in the UK.  Another source of unknown
reliability reported having seen a revolver in the glove
compartment of BAZELYA's car.

5.    Separate sources reported that during this period
BAZELYA had links with Sinn Fein in the Republic of
Ireland.  In January 1992 the FBI reported it had reliable
source information linking BAZELYA with PIRA, although
we have no further details or the date of the information.
BAZELYA certainly visited Dublin on a number of occasions
and was in contact with a number of Irish nationals.
He was also in regular contact with the Irish-Arab Society
in Dublin, then suspected of having close links to PIRA.
An SIS source whose reliability is currently being
reassessed, also reported BAZELYA's numerous Irish contacts
and said BAZELYA had a bank account at Dublin airport.
On one occasion the source was given a checque drawn on
this account.

6.    BAZELYA was posted to Addis Ababa in March 1981.
Separate sources have reported that during his 11 year
tour he was heavily involved in activities on behalf of
Libyan intelligence.  These activities resulted in the
expulsion of BAZELYA and another Libyan official from
Ethiopia in March 1991.  A CIA source of unestablished

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reliability reported that they were expelled for meeting
anti-government rebel groups including the Eritrean
People's Liberation Front and providing them with
unspecified assistance.  This supports earlier intelligence
from a Kenyan liaison service.  In 1985 it reported that
BAZELYA was thought to play a major role in channelling
Libyan funds to Libyan backed African groups.

7.    Further collateral for this was provided recently
by a reliable source, delicate and well-placed Security Service
source, who reported that for several years BAZELYA
provided munitions to the Muslim-backed Eritrean Liberation
Front.  Some of these munitions reportedly may have been
used to assassinate an Ethiopian minister during the
Ethiopian civil war.  According to source, weapons were
smuggled in the Libyan diplomatic bag via Libyan Arab
Airlines flights and BAZELYA was expelled after one of
these consignments was intercepted by the Ethiopian
authorities.

8.    The same source has also reported that in 1984 the
Revolutionary Committee in Libya, of which BAZELYA was
a prominent member, was directly responsible for ordering
the hanging of 13 anti-regime student activists at Al
Fatah University in Tripoli.

Attempts to Recruit BAZELYA

9.    BAZELYA has been a long standing target for
recruitment by SIS and more recently the Security Service.
Prior to his arrival in the UK in 1993 he had significant
intelligence traces.  However, he was granted a visa to
come to the UK as it was assessed at the time that the
potential intelligence dividends of recruiting him
outweighed the likely threat he would pose to the security
of the UK.  Since then we have received further adverse
information about BAZELYA's activities before he came
to the UK.  Although his cultivation has continued he had
not provided intelligence of value and has continued to
work against UK interests.

Activities During Current Appointment

Security Service Sources

10.  Reporting from several sources has enabled us to
build up a detailed picture of BAZELYA's activities in
London.  Much of our information comes from reliable,
delicate and well-placed sources within the LIS (source 1),
the revolutionary student community (source 2) and the

           TOP SECRET  DELICATE SOURCE  UK EYES A

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Libyan dissident community (source 3), who are in close
contact with BAZELYA.  Other Security Service sources,
telephone intercept, surveillance, SIS sources, and liaison
sources have provided substantial additional intelligence
and collateral for these agents' reporting.

BAZELYA's contacts within the Libyan Regime

11.   Since his arrival in the UK BAZELYA has been in
frequent contact with senior members of the Libyan regime,
including the Libyan intelligence services.  The most
significant of these are:

a)    MUSA KUSA: KUSA is the head of the Libyan External
      Security Organization (ESO), the principal
      intelligence institution in Libya which has been
      responsible for supporting terrorist organizations
      and for perpetrating state sponsored acts of
      terrorism.  He is also the head of Al Mathaba, the
      Libyan centre for anti-imperialist propaganda which
      has funded third world guerilla groups.  KUSA is
      wanted by the French authorities for questioning
      about the UTA 772 bombing.

      According to CX report 93/35282, KUSA was instrumental
      in securing BAZELYA his posting to London.  Their
      relationship is long-standing and close.  Separate
      sources have commented that BAZELYA is KUSA's "puppet"
      or "right hand man".  According to source 1,
      BAZELYA's loyalty to KUSA is unquestioned; BAZELYA
      considers KUSA the only person he can trust.

      The two are in frequent telephone contact.  Telephone
      intercept on the LIS (telecheck) has indicated that
      on his trips back to Libya, BAZELYA visits KUSA at
      ESO headquarters and regularly receives and carries
      out instructions from KUSA.  For example, in October
      1995 telecheck and source 1 reported that BAZELYA
      was initially unhappy about extending the student
      status of Muhammad WARRAD, a hardline revolutionary
      student suspected of having links with PIRA during
      the 1980s.  However, BAZELYA quickly changed his mind
      on the receipt of a fax from KUSA ordering WARRAD's
      studentship to continue.  Similarly, BAZELYA, though
      not happy with the arrangement, is obeying KUSA's
      instructions to subsidise another revolutionary
      student, Muhammad MARWAN, a suspected Libyan
      intelligence officer, out of LIS funds to enable
      him to stay in the UK.

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b)    Muhammad NIAMA @ NAAMA:  NIAMA is the ESO's General
      Secretary.  Telecheck has revealed that BAZELYA is
      in regular contact with him, most notably in April
      1995 when BAZELYA informed NIAMA that he had arranged
      for some papers to be faxed to KUSA at the ESO from
      a third country rather than from the UK.  BAZELYA
      tasked Isa BARUNI, financial attache at the LIS.
      to fax the documents from Turkey, and instructed
      him to destroy them after faxing them.

12.   According to an SIS source of unknown reliability,
BAZELYA knows QADHAFI personally and has hosted him at
his home in Libya.  In October 1993 a reliable SIS source
reported that BAZELYA had powerful patrons in Libya; in
addition to KUSA these were Abdullah SENUSSI and Abdusalem
SADMA, who at the time were de facto head and deputy head
of the ESO.

13.   BAZELYA is in telephone contact with other members
of Libyan intelligence, including Khaled MABRUK, and ESO
official close to KUSA.  In July 1995 Mustafa ZAIDI, and
IO with a history of violence in Europe, tried to contact
BAZELYA at the LIS and left a number where BAZELYA could
reach him.  At the time ZAIDI was trying to come to the
UK reportedly to co-ordinate Libyan regime activity against
dissidents.  ZAIDI was refused a UK visa.

BAZELYA's Agent-Running Activities

14.   Separate sources continue to report that the Libyan
regime has increased its monitoring of Libyan dissidents
and oppositionists abroad.  This is largely a reaction
to an aborted coup in 1993 which QADHAFI believes was
orchestrated by oppositionists abroad.  BAZELYA is actively
involved in this monitoring.  He runs a network of agents
in the UK who report to him on the dissident and
oppositionist communities.  According to source 1, BAZELYA
pays these agents £500-800 per agent per month form a
"political" budget which is virtually limitless and
unaccountable.  The ESO in Tripoli simply requires regular
intelligence reports and statements of how many
agents/informants BAZELYA is running.  We are aware of
four agents.

a)   Mohammad Abdelhakim DIAB:  DIAB is a UK based Egyptian

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     by BAZELYA on the latter's return to the UK in 1993.
     DIAB reports on dissidents, including Syrians,
     Egyptians and Libyans.  In January 1995 telecheck
     reported that BAZELYA arranged to visit KUSA with
     DIAB.  KUSA was keen to see DIAB and believed he
     might be "useful".

b)   Wasfi BIN ISSA: BIN ISSA is a UK-based Libyan
     businessman.  Source 1 has reported that he was on
     the locally engaged staff at the Libyan Embassy in
     1970s and knew BAZELYA.  In April 1990 a reliable
     and well placed dissident source, reported that BIN
     ISSA was initially approached by Abdusalem ZADMA,
     then the de facto deputy head of the ESO and tasked
     with gathering information on dissidents.  Telecheck
     has confirmed that BIN ISSA is in contact with BAZELYA
     and regularly arranges to meet him.  I has also
     reported that BIN ISSA is known to KUSA and has
     visited him in Libya.  BIN ISSA reportedly receives
     between £500-£700 per month from BAZELYA for his
     weekly reports on dissident activity.

c)   Nasr/Abdelnasser ABDRABAH @ AL ANAIZI: Nasr is a
     veteran of the Afghan war.  In April 1994 telecheck
     revealed that Nasr volunteered to pass BAZELYA
     information on dissidents.  Telecheck and surveillance
     have established that the two now meet and speak
     regularly.  Nasr seems to have unusually good access
     to BAZELYA.  Telecheck has indicated that Nasr
     regularly rings BAZELYA at home and on his mobile
     telephone and while BAZELYA was abroad recently Nasr
     made concerted efforts to contact him.

     In September 1995 Nasr passed information to BAZELYA
     by telephone about the identities of Muslim
     Fundamentalists involved in disturbances in Benghazi,
     who had been arrested by Sudanese security.  One
     individual was resident in the UK.  Nasr stated he
     had further information to impart when he met BAZELYA
     face to face.  BAZELYA agreed to pay Nasr for his
     information.  On another occasion BAZELYA advised
     Nasry that it would be better to speak face to face
     rather than by telephone.  All this strongly indicates
     that this is a covert relationship between an
     intelligence officer and an agent.

d)   Abdelqader BRIFKANI:  BRIFKANI is an Iraqi Kurd who
     has been in regular contact with BAZELYA since at
     least January 1994.  He is also a contact of
     Abdelhakim DIAB.  Source 1 has reported that BRIFKANI

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     has visited Libya on several occasions.  Telecheck
     has provided collateral for this and has indicated
     that BAZELYA has assisted BRIFKANI with his travel
     arrangements on at least two occasions, in January
     1994 and January 1995.  Source 1 has stated that
     BRIFKANI is a "paid agent of BAZELYA" and reports
     on the activities of the Libyan opposition in the
     UK.

15.  BAZELYA has attempted to recruit at least one other
agent.  In February 1995 source3, a reliable dissident
source, reported that BAZELYA tried to recruit him that
month to report on Libyan royalist groups in the UK and
Europe who oppose the regime.  BAZELYA told source he
was interested in behind-the-scenes grass roots activists,
rather than dissident leaders.  BAZELYA wanted personal
particulars, details of travel overseas, opposition groups'
printing locations and general modus operandi.  BAZELYA
implied that he would pay the source for his services.
The source declined the offer.

16.   In January 1995, telecheck reported that BAZELYA
had targeted someone he considered suitable to work for
KUSA in the Sudan.  This person was prepared to form a
group to serve KUSA.  BAZELYA implied that the person's
suitability was enhanced by the fact that he was not known
to other intelligence services.  KUSA instructed BAZELYA
to make appropriate arrangements and inform him of the
details at a face to face meeting.

BAZELYA's Alleged Threats to Dissidents

17.   In February 1995 source 3 reported that, following
his refusal to become one of BAZELYA's informants (see
para 15 above), BAZELYA threatened him.  The threat was
reported to the police and BAZELYA was interviewed by
the Diplomatic Protection Group on 16 February 1995.
No further action was taken.

18.   Also in February 1995 source 3 reported that Dr Salem
Omar ISSA was threatened by BAZELYA at the LIS.  When
interviewed by the Security Service ISSA himself confirmed
that he was subjected to harassment, though he stated
that it was more of a stern warning than a threat.
Nevertheless he took it very seriously.  Source 3 later
reported that ISSA told him that he had played down the
harassment during the interview, out of fear that BAZELYA
might somehow learn of his complaint.

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19.   In April 1995 source 3 reported that a (fnu) IZZ
AL-DEN had received money from BAZELYA as a sweetner
after being harassed by BAZELYA.  However, we have no
collateral for this.

BAZELYA's Contact with Suspected Libyan Intelligence
Officers in the UK

20.   Reliable reporting from agents and telecheck indicates
that there are at least four Libyan intelligence officers
(IOs) in the UK under student cover.  Our intelligence
suggests they are working to a ESO brief.

21.   We would expect that legitimate students would deal
directly with the financial attache, not with BAZELYA.
However, source 1 has reported that the intelligence
officers meet BAZELYA privately at teh LIS to report on
the Libyan dissident and student communities in the UK.
Source 2 has provided collateral for this and telecheck
has confirmed their direct contact with BAZELYA.  Source 1
has reported that these IOs also have direct links with
Musa KUSA and send their reports to him via DHL courier
service.  These are reportedly entrusted to BAZELYA who
personally oversees their ownward transmission to KUSA.
The principal figures are:

     a)   Mohammed MARWAN:

          MARWAN is a London based law student.  Both
          Source 1 and source 2 have reported that he
          is a Libyan intelligence officer.  According
          to source 1, MARWAN is a frequent visitor to
          BAZELYA and a close friend of Musa KUSA.
          Telecheck and source 2 have provided collateral
          for this reporting and has revealed that, during
          his fairly frequent trips back to Libya, MARWAN
          regularly visits KUSA at ESO offices, and has
          acted a messenger between KUSA and BAZELYA.
          Source 1 reported that, following a recent trip
          to Libya, BAZELYA met MARWAN daily for up to
          3 hours at a time to discuss "Musa KUSA
          business".

     b)   Yousef SHAKONA:

          SHAKONA is a London based student of
          international relations.  He has significant
          intelligence traces.  According to a reliable
          Security Service source, he was employed by
          the Foreign Ministry Intelligence Section in
          Tripoli and was responsible for letter intercept.
          Both source 2 and source 1 have reported he

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          is an IO.  Telecheck has confirmed his contact
          with BAZELYA and has indicated that BAZELYA
          holds him in some regard.  Source 1 has reported
          that SHAKONA's student grant has expired and
          that BAZELYA is helping him to survive with
          payments from his "political" budget to pay
          agents.

     c.   Bulghasem MASSOUD:

          MASSOUD is a Bristol based student whom separate
          sources have reported as a Libyan IO employed
          by the ESO.  MASSOUD has tried to contact BAZELYA
          by telephone, and, according to source 1, visits
          him at the LIS when in London.

     d.   Abdelsalem RADWAN @ Abdulsalem MOHAMMAD:

          MOHAMMAD is a Colchester-based law student, whom
          we assess has an intelligence function.  In
          August 1993, BAZELYA visited MOHAMMAD at his
          Colchester home, one of the few occasions BAZELYA
          has travelled outside London.  According to
          source 1, MOHAMMAD is in a similar position
          to SHAKONA, surviving on payments from BAZELYA.

BAZELYA's involvement with the Revolutionary Student
Community in the UK

22.  Libyan revolutionary students have in the past been
responsible for violent anti-dissident activity in the
UK and abroad.  Since the student expulsions of 1986 there
has been relatively little revolutionary student activity
in the UK and recent reliable reporting has suggested
that the Libyan regime has ordered a reduction in
revolutionary student activity, at least overt activity,
as part of its efforts to improve its image.  However,
separate reliable reporting has indicated that the students
themselves wish to reactivate their activities, source 1
has reported that BAZELYA is colluding with the
revolutionary student to help them begin their activities
again.  He holds frequent meetings with a hard core of
revolutionary students who form the revolutionary student
committee in the UK, and facilitates revolutionary student
funding by personally arranging for the Libyan MFA to
officially request the financial attache, BARUNI, to
release funds, which BURUNI would otherwise be reluctant
to do.

23.  BAZELYA has been involved in setting up a new Libyan
"club" on the Libyan school premises, which will, according
to source 1, be used by the revolutionary students as

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a meeting place to coordinate their activities.  In May
1995 telecheck reported that BAZELYA advised Muhammad
JIBRIL, leader of the revolutionary students in the UK,
that they should remain in the background during the early
days of the club, implying that they would be able to
exert their influence at a later date.  Source 1 has
reported that since the club's opening BAZELYA has begun
to meet the students there rather than at the LIS.  After
meeting the students he writes a report for KUSA.  We
believe that he has changed the location of his meetings
to try to prevent our coverage of them.

24.   In November 1995 source 1 reported that BAZELYA had
put forward a proposal to transfer financial administration
of Libyan students in the UK to an English limited
liability company funded by the Libyan government.  A
firm of solicitors has reportedly been engaged to advise
the LIS in this matter.  If the proposal goes ahead, we
believe BAZELYA will be able to deny responsibility
for any actions undertaken by Libyan students in the UK.
This could also potentially cause great embarrassment,
as a British company could be held responsible for any
violent or undesirable activity.

Disruption of SIS sources

25. As part of his intelligence brief BAZELYA reports
to Musa KUSA at the ESO.  Source 1 recently reported that,
following the Libyan National Day celebrations, BAZELYA
sent a report to KUSA detailing individuals who had not
attended.  According to source the favored way of dealing
with miscreants is usually to recall them to Libya where
the individual can be dealt with appropriately, or to
make life difficult for them, for example, by obstructing
travel on business to Libya.  The SIS Libyan agent runner,
has pointed out that three of the individuals named are
important SIS sources.  He voiced great concern that
BAZELYA's actions may disrupt these sources' reporting
by affecting their ability to travel between the UK and
Libya.  HMG therefore stands to lose a great deal of
important political intelligence.

BAZELYA's Possible Involvement in Technology Transfer

26.  Source 1 has recently reported that BAZELYA may be
involved in facilitating a Libyan project which has
technology transfer implications.  He has had detailed
discussions with Dr Abdul Majid ABDULRAHMAN, a Libyan
researcher in High Energy Physics at the Rutherford
Appleton Laboratory, about the latter's proposal to set
up a Libyan Scientific Centre.  The same source has
reported that in May 1995 BAZELYA sent Musa KUSA a letter

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outlining the proposal.  KUSA approved teh project.  The
draft proposal indicates an implicit intent to use the
centre as cover for technology transfer to Libya, and
to disguise the centre's true purpose by using an
unattributable name.  Monitoring of the centre's members
will reportedly be carried out by the revolutionary
students who report directly to KUSA.

BAZELYA's Commercial Activities

27.  We are currently investigating BAZELYA's role in
the transfer of Libyan funds through the UK to an unknown
destination.  Since 1993 large sums of money, which we
assess originate from Al Mathaba, have passed through
LIS accounts and from BAZELYA's personal account to a
British journalist who has then paid some of the money
to client accounts in the name of Kojo TSIKATA, a Ghanaian
intelligence officer, held with a British firm of
solicitors.  Though we are uncertain for what purpose
this money has been paid, the routing of the payments
is highly suspicious, and efforts have been made to
disguise the source.  We continue to investigate this
matter.

28.  BAZELYA has also recently been heavily involved in
promoting a Libyan PR campaign aimed at persuading the
British public that the Libyans were not responsible for
the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie.  A British
PR and lobbying company, GJW, is to carry out the work.
Telecheck has suggested that BAZELYA intends to take a
huge personal cut from the project's budget.  Source 1
has provided collateral fro this, reporting that BAZELYA
would get £1.5 million.  We believe that the Libyan
authorities are not aware of this activity which is
incompatible with BAZELYA's diplomatic status (Article
42 of the Vienna Convention).

29.  There is some evidence to suggest that BAZELYA has
engaged in further commercial activities for personal
gain, which would also contravene the conditions of his
diplomatic status.  For example, in late 1994 telecheck
revealed that he was involved in arranging a deal to buy
Flit insecticide.  We assess that it is likely BAZELYA
did secure a profit for himself but there is no firm
evidence to prove this.

Conclusion

30.  Over the last year activity on behalf of the Libyan
Intelligence Services, involving the monitoring of Libyan
dissidents and oppositionists in the UK, has increased.
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place, the Libyan regime is unlikely to attack Western
interests, we view the stepping up of Libyan intelligence
activity with great concern.  Though there is at present
no firm evidence that the recent murder of Ali Mehmed
Abu SAID is connected to Libyan Intelligence Services,
we may have to review our assessment.  What is clear is
that, should the Libyan regime wish to resume its violent
activities, it has a pool of individuals in the UK, headed
by BAZELYA, who would be willing to participate, and an
established structure for coordinating these activities.

31.  BAZELYA is the focal point for Libyan intelligence
activity in the UK and is becoming increasingly active
in his own right.  His continued presence in the UK can
only serve to facilitate further intelligence activity.

32.  BAZELYA's expulsion would severely disrupt the Libyan
intelligence effort in the UK.  It would also send a strong
message to the Libyan regime that HMG will not tolerate
Libyan intelligence activity on British soil.

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Jacques Borde pour Géostratégie : La Lybie entre normalisation et internationalisation

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Jacques Borde pour Géostratégie : La Lybie entre normalisation et internationalisation

Jacques Borde, spécialiste des questions internationales et du Moyen-Orient, analyse la situation en Lybie pour Géostratégie.

Q – Où en est-on, aujourd’hui en Libye ?

Jacques Borde – Aussi bizarre que cela puisse paraître : entre un retour à la normale, sous le contrôle de l’administration Kadhafi, et un risque d’internationalisation. Retour à la normale dans la mesure où Kadhafi reprend progressivement la main, je développerai, par la suite. Et un risque réel d’internationalisation du conflit..

Q – comment expliquez vous ce risque ?

Jacques Borde – Oh ! Essentiellement en raison de l’incommensurable étroitesse de vue géopolitique des acteurs français du dossier. Nicolas Sarkozy et son chef de l’adiplomatie, Alain Juppé, pour que les choses soient claires. Le premier se prenant pour un mix de Jules Ferry et de Lyautey, le second, rêvant de briller internationalement comme l’avait fait Dominique Galouzeau de Villepin, sur le dossier irakien.

Q – En somme, vous regrettez Villepin ?

Jacques Borde – Absolument pas ! Villepin a toujours été creux, au plan international. Y compris lors de son discours devant le Conseil de Sécurité. Prestation sans grand intérêt qui ne sera suivi d’aucun geste fort, notamment vis-à-vis du peuple irakien qui, à l’époque, était victime d’un blocus génocidaire qui a fait, je vous le rappelle, UN MILLION ET DEMI de victimes civiles innocentes (dont plus de CINQ CENT MILLE enfants). Soit CENT MILLE de plus qu’à Auschwitz, si je me réfère (de mémoire, vous me pardonnerez) aux chiffres qui figuraient sur la plaque commémorative inaugurée lors de sa visite à ce camp d’extermination par Binyamin Nétanyahu (lors de son premier passage aux affaires). Notre si belle communauté internationale criminellement plus létale qu’Hitler ! Vous comprendrez pourquoi je me méfie des pulsions interventionnistes de certains. Or, Paris, Chirac et Villepin regnante, n’a jamais tenté d’interrompre la participation de la France à ce génocide. Seule, la participation des ailes françaises à la No Fly Zone (NFZ) au-dessus de l’Irak fut partiellement allégée. Pour cette raison, je suis également opposé à la plus petite NFZ au-dessus de la Libye. On sait comment ça commencera : pas de vols militaires, puis, pas de vols du tout. Y compris sanitaires. Avec, à la clé – un jour ou l’autre, si la crise devait perdurer, ce qui ne semble pas être le cas – des dommages collatéraux tuant, de plus en plus, de civils innocents…

Q – Sarkozy se trompe, selon vous ?

Jacques Borde – Il s’égare. D’ailleurs, vous aurez noté qu’il n’a pas été suivi par le reste des Européens, qui ont su raison garder. Du genre : « Cause toujours, on en reparlera dans quelques semaines ». Lorsque, tout sera réglé ou en passe de l’être. La mine enjouée d’Angela Merkel en disait plus qu’un long discours sur le peu de cas qu’elle compte faire des propositions belliqueuses du locataire de l’Élysée. En fait, seuls les Britanniques – qui ont joué, dès le début, la carte des insurgés, dans ce qui s’apparente plus à un coup d’État de putschistes minoritaires qu’à une véritable révolution populaire – font mine de suivre Sarkozy, en lui laissant occuper, à leur place, le rôle du petit roquet détestable au possible…

Q – Où se situe de le risque, alors ?

Jacques Borde – Dans la capacité de nuisance de Sarkozy lui-même. Tout de même, chef de l’État et des… armées. Le problème de Sarkozy est double. Il y a son (maigre) bagage intellectuel et son ego démesuré. Gépolitiquement parlant, Sarkozy n’est pas grand-chose au niveau du discours. C’est un pragmatique et un animal politique, plutôt doué. Pour le reste, il puise son inspiration autant à droite qu’à gauche dans des images d’Épinal qui lui servent de bagage géopolitique. C’est-à-dire, peu de choses. Il a souvent émaillé ses propos de références à Jules Ferry. Homme de gauche certes, mais fondateur de la vulgate du colonial-socialisme français. S’exprimant à la Chambre des Députés, Jules Ferry affirmait : « Messieurs, il faut parler plus haut et plus vrai ! Il faut dire ouvertement que les races supérieures ont un droit vis-à-vis des races inférieures. Je répète qu’il y a pour les races supérieures un droit parce qu’il y a un devoir pour elles. Elles ont le devoir de civiliser les races inférieures ». Et Léon Blum, autre personnalité de gauche qu’admire le chef de l’État, proclamait, encore plus près de nous, le 9 juillet 1925 dans (décidément) la même enceinte, « le droit et le devoir des races supérieures d’attirer à elles celles qui ne sont pas parvenues au même degré de culture ». Mélangez-moi ça à quelques pages de De Gaulle mal comprises, au souvenir brumeux de Lyautey, et vous obtenez de la bouillie pour chat…

Q – Mais, il y a tout de même des personnes pour le conseiller ?

Jacques Borde – Qui ? À la demande de Juppé – qui avait peur que l’homme, trop intelligent, prenne le pas sur lui – a demandé et obtenu que Jean-David Levitte soit remercié. Pierre Lellouche, l’un des meilleurs connaisseurs européens des questions de Défense n’a plus l’oreille du chef de l’État qu’au coup à coup. Comprenez-bien : que les choix géopolitiques de l’Élysée ne correspondent pas à mes vues, en tant que démocrate, c’est OK pour moi. Que la géopolitique de la France soit gérée par des incapables, des fumistes et des ignorants, là c’est plus grave…

Q – Selon-vous sur le dossier libyen, Sarkozy n’a écouté personne ?

Jacques Borde – Si, hélas ! Bernard-Henry Lévy. Autrement dit, un individu trouble dont les compétences en matière de relations internationales sont biaisées, parcellaires et vagues. BHL, je vous le rappelle est un essayiste, un pamphlétaire, un philosophe – d’ailleurs, j’en profite, au passage, pour lancer un appel : où puis-je consulter les mémoires et thèses qui fondent le statut « philosophique » de M. Lévy ? – mais en rien un géopolitologue, un hoplomaque, ni même quoi que ce soit d’autre. Avoir un avis sur tout ne fait pas de vous un spécialiste d’une chose précise. À la rigueur un – mais assez mauvais – journaliste. Rien, en tout cas, qui le fonde à conseiller ainsi le chef de l’État sur sa politique étrangère. Quelque part, BHL, ça serait une sorte de boussole indiquant le…Sud. En clair, ne JAMAIS le suivre là où il vous dit d’aller…

Q – Et sur la Libye ?

Jacques Borde – Sur la Libye, ce serait donc BHL, qui, de passage à Benghazi, aurait fortement conseillé au président français de recevoir les représentants du comité Thédodule local. Puis d’en faire les représentants « légitimes » (sic) du peuple libyen et, de prôner, dans la foulée, des frappes aériennes. Le problème, c’est que BHL n’a aucun bagage intellectuel, militaire, paramilitaire, scolaire, universitaire qui fasse de lui un spécialiste de la Méditerranée, de la Libye ou des questions stratégiques. C’est un phénomène typiquement français : contrairement aux Anglo-Saxons, nous n’avons pas (ou peu) de spécialistes, qui, de toute manière, sont bien moins écoutés que nos « intellectuels ». Ce qu’est, je le reconnais volontiers, M. Lévy. Or, c’est quoi un « intellectuel » ? En fait, quelqu’un qui a son avis sur tout, à commencer par les sujets qui dépassent totalement ses compétences généralement limitées. Vous connaissez l’adage sur la culture : « moins on en a, plus on l’étale ». Nos intellos, c’est du pareil au même : ils ne savent rien, ou pas grand-chose, mais ont un avis sur tout : le Darfour, la Libye, le Timor, le nucléaire, la fonte des glaces, le numérique, etc. Et, le pire c’est qu’il faut les écouter…

Q – Donc l’avis de BHL c’est cette bouillie pour chat dont vous nous parliez ?

Jacques Borde – C’est une opinion. Pourquoi pas ? C’est le droit de tout un chacun d’avoir son avis sur les sujets du moment. Mais de là, à avoir l’oreille du chef de l’État et des armées sur nos Opex futures ! Et si, même hypothétiquement, je vous disais que l’Otan va fonder sa stratégie sur le SEUL avis d’Amélie Nothomb, romancière brillante au demeurant, avant de tapisser de bombes Tripoli ou Abidjan, vous réagiriez comment ?

Q – Comment expliquez-vous cet égarement français ?

Jacques Borde – La praxis, permanente, depuis Chirac, pour nos dirigeants de s’entourer de personnalités dont ils savent n’avoir rien à craindre. D’une poignée d’intellos de cour, et de seconds couteaux, ternes, peu compétents mais obéissants (mais pas assez courageux pour dire la vérité au grand homme). Puis les places qu’on distribue en fonction des arrangements politiques. Avec Mitterrand, c’était différend. On a eu Dumas et Védrine aux Affaires étrangères. Et brièvement Michel Jobert ! Avec Sarkozy : Kouchner, MAM, Juppé. Et je ne vous parle pas de la Défense – Morin, gentil garçon qui n’y connaissait rien, maintenant Juppé – tout ça, en laissant Pierre Lellouche sur la touche. Affligeant…

Q – Vous citez souvent Pierre Lellouche. Vous en pensez beaucoup de bien, apparemment ?

Jacques Borde – Oui. Lisez son rapport sur les armes de destruction massives, vous m’en direz des nouvelles. Je l’ai vu en conférence de presse, travaillé au corps par de VRAIS spécialistes des questions de Défense… Brillantissime ! Le fait que Nicolas Sarkozy (dont Lellouche partage pourtant une large part des engagements) ne l’a jamais promu à la Défense, ou aux Affaires étrangères, restera une des questions sans réponse qui me troublera toujours sur le mandat de ce président. Mais qu’y puis-je ?

Q – Avec Lellouche, ça aura été différent ?

Jacques Borde – je ne peux pas juger des idées de Pierre Lellouche sur le dossier libyen. N’ayant rien eu à me mette sous la dent à ce sujet. Ce dont je suis certain, c’est que sa conduite des opérations aurait été professionnelle, rigoureuse et terriblement efficace. S’il fallait me lancer dans un kriegspiel, jeu de rôle ou wargame, avec la Libye comme théâtre d’opération, je ne jouerais pas la partie aux côtés des Kadhafi si Lellouche se trouvait de l’autre côté de la table. Fort heureusement pour eux, ça n’est pas le cas, dans la réalité…

Q – Donc Kadhafi est en train de gagner ?

Jacques Borde – Oui.

Q – Des raisons que cela change ?

Jacques Borde – Sans intervention extérieure, non ! Apparemment, comme le font les armées modernes en Opex, Kadhafi a constitué des task forces (une à quatre sans doute) regroupant ses troupes les plus expérimentées. Celles-ci ont reçu mandat de liquider les poches adverses, patiemment, une à une. Apparemment, cela se fait, pour l’instant, sans excès, sans débordements sur une population civile qui, de toute façon, se tenait à l’écart de l’agitation – conduite, on s’en rend de plus en plus compte avec le retour au calme, par des agitateurs instrumentalisés et des opportunistes – attendant simplement le retour au calme et au statu quo ante. Visiblement, les forces en présence ne sont pas très nombreuses. Et, les pertes journalières peu élevées. Internationalement, acceptables, en tout cas. On ne nous rejoue, ni d’un côté ni de l’autre, ni Stalingrad ni même Grozny !

Q – Quid de la thèse de mercenaires israéliens, coté Kadhafi ?

Jacques Borde – J’ai lui quelque chose allant dans ce sens sous la plume de Thierry Meyssan. Mais je n’ai pas creusé le sujet. Mais sérieusement, je ne voudrais pas sombrer dans la théorie du complot. Au vu des images, ce qu’on nous donne à voir sont des unités régulières… libyennes mettant en œuvre des matériels, essentiellement d’origine soviétique et russe, qui sont ceux en dotation depuis des décennies dans l’inventaire militaire local. À en juger de ce qui nous est donné à voir des tactiques sur le terrain : cela reste de l’école soviétique classique. Rien de bien « israélien ». Quant au fait de que des Sociétés militaires privées israéliennes (SMP) aient cherché (et, le cas échéant réussi) à se placer. Quoi de plus normal. Le terrain correspond parfaitement à leur expertise. En revanche, cette expertise n’apparait guère sur les images. Tout reste très rustique et très « écoles de guerre russes ». Pour ce qu’on en voit, bien sûr…

Q – Que pensez-vous des insurgés ?

Jacques Borde – Oh, pas grand-chose. Une certaine motivation, beaucoup d’agitation, d’opportunisme, je vous l’ai dit, et très peu de professionnalisme et de résultats… Leur problème est que, désormais, ils ont en face d’eux de véritables professionnels avec du VRAI matériel. Les antiques T-55 ont laissé la place à des T-72 et T-80. Les forces régulières se mettent à aligner des ZSU-23 Shilka. Redoutables en combat urbain (et très russe comme modus operandi). En revanche, le reste est classique : armement léger à base d’AK, RPK. Mais, les Libyens ne semblent pas adopter les techniques de combat nées lors des batailles de Grozny. Par exemple, on ne voit pas de fantassins suréquipés de RPG, utilisés à outrance pour nettoyer les positions adverses. Les insurgés, a contrario, sont équipés de bric et de broc et ne semblent même pas capables d’utiliser leurs FAL, une arme remarquable, comme de véritables battle rifles (comme les Marines US le font avec leur M14 en Irak et en Afghanistan), font beaucoup de bruits, mais s’accrochent assez peu au terrain. Être Boïviki [combattant tchétchène, NdlR] se s’improvise pas… Quant à l’aviation, les images montrent des Su-22 Fitter et Su-24 Fencer de plus en plus précis, face une défense antiaérienne au comble de l’inefficacité tactique.

Q – Cela devrait durer longtemps selon-vous ?

Jacques Borde – Si Kadhafi ne commet pas l’erreur de massacres à grande échelles de nature à provoquer une intervention extérieure – et, au train où vont les choses, patiemment et méthodiquement – quelques semaines, au plus. Probablement, AVANT la prochaine réunion européenne sur le sujet. Le gros problème va être Benghazi. Mais une bonne stratégie d’encerclement, et un siège en règle, à la soviétique, devrait régler définitivement le problème.

Q – Un siège à la Grozny ?

Jacques Borde – Même pas. Les insurgés (ni d’ailleurs les forces régulières) n’ont ni les moyens humains et encore moins matériels de nous faire un remake, même à échelle réduite, des batailles de Grozny.

Q – Et, au plan international ?

Jacques Borde – Arrêtons de nous faire des films. En dépit de l’onanisme médiatique de nos intellos parisiens, qui a vraiment envie de mourir pour Benghazi ? Certainement pas eux (et probablement pas les insurgés). Leur genre c’est plutôt : « Armons nous et partez ». Le seul problème, c’est que cette fois, personne n’a envie d’y aller. Il ne suffit pas de savoir tenir un stylo pour être Malraux. Tant mieux.

Pour finir, deux points positifs de cette affaire :

1. Elle aura permis à Seif el-Islam de s’affirmer, et de faire ses preuves comme homme d’État. Au pied du mur, il s’est révélé comme compétent, efficace et… mesuré.

2. L’État libyen qui, de toujours, montrait de grandes failles en terme de fonctionnement s’est réveillé et a su faire preuve d’une réactivité inattendue face à une crise grave. Apparemment, pour la Jamahiriya, les temps de l’amateurisme et d’une certaine nonchalance (même si elle faisait partie de ses charmes) appartiennent désormais au passé. Tant mieux pour la Libye et les Libyens…

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  1. Voilà une analyse qui me semble plus pertinente que vos premières publications sur ce sujet. J’espère que depuis que BHL est sorti du bois, vous avez compris qu’il y avait anguille sous roche avec la chanson que tous nos médias fredonnaient en cœur. Chavez a été le plus lucide depuis le début sur cette sombre histoire, c’est un grand homme cet homme là. Je partage avec monsieur Borde une bonne impression de Seif el-Islam, je souhaite qu’il survive à cette crise et succède à son père. Je ne suis pas initié, je peux me tromper, mais je ne hurlerais jamais avec la meute dominante qui musèle nos voix.

    Par Clebs | Lundi, 14 mars, 2011, 21:03:31

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CFR President: No Evidence of Impending Gaddafi Massacre; Soros’ Human Rights Watch Boasts of Ties to Rebels; US Senate Discusses Ground Troops While UK Suggests Use of Mercenaries

10 April 2011

Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations and a State Department official in the first two years of the administration of George W. Bush, rejected claims that military intervention was necessary to prevent a civilian massacre by Gaddafi’s regime. “First, it is not clear that a humanitarian catastrophe was imminent in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi,”

Tom Malinowski, Washington director of Human Rights Watch, boasted of his organisation’s activities on the ground in Libya, working with forces “who have since risen to prominence in the opposition…he insisted that intervention had indeed prevented a massacre.”

Human Rights Watch is funded by globalist financier George Soros, who is widely known to plan and support US-backed colour revolutions. Tom Malinowski was special assistant to President Bill Clinton, and senior director for foreign policy speechwriting at the National Security Council. Before working in the White House, he was a speechwriter for Secretaries of State Christopher and Albright (you know – killing 500,000 Iraqi children was ‘worth it’) and a member of the State Department’s policy planning staff.

In an article published Friday, the UK Daily Mail cited leading military figures who have proposed that Prime Minister David Cameron engage mercenaries “to train and lead the opposition forces towards the capital Tripoli in a battle to end the military stalemate.” The Daily Mail wrote: “‘It’s clear that we can’t win the war from the air,’ an impeccable military source said yesterday. ‘We will hit targets from the air and they [mercenaries] will do the work on the ground.’…“Arab countries would also pay for ex-Special Air Service men and former US Special Forces soldiers working for private security firms to train and lead the opposition forces. While serving SAS and Special Boat Service men would not be formally attached to the rebels, dozens could be given extended leave—allowing them to take lucrative private work fighting in Libya. They would act as forward air controllers, calling in allied air strikes to clear a path for a rebel advance to Tripoli.”

Despite this ostensibly new strategy on the part of the Euro-American war effort, it is clear that British and American special forces have already been active on the ground in Libya for weeks.


US Senate discusses sending troops to Libya

By Chris Marsden, 9 April 2011.

Gen. Carter Ham told the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Wednesday that US troops may have to be sent to Libya because there is little chance of the opposition Transitional National Council (TNC) defeating the forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

Ham, who led the coalition air campaign in Libya before NATO took over, made clear that he was not personally in favour of such an outcome. He was responding to questioning from Republican senators, such as John McCain, who have been scathing towards what they call the half-hearted pursuit of the war in Libya by the Obama administration.

Asked about the chance the opposition could “fight their way” to Tripoli and replace Gaddafi, Ham replied: “Sir, I would assess that as a low likelihood.”

Pressed by McCain on whether the situation was either a stalemate or an “emerging stalemate,” Ham said, “Senator, I would agree with that at present on the ground.” A stalemate appeared “more likely” today than it did at the outset of the air campaign on March 19, he said.

McCain wants the US to drop the pretence that the direct aim of the air war is not regime-change. In his testimony, Ham said that the ousting of Gaddafi did not fall within the remit of the UN-mandated mission to protect civilians under Security Council Resolution 1973. The US wanted to rely on diplomatic and other means to force him to step down, he insisted.

But with a stalemate likely, he said, the US may consider sending troops to Libya as part of an international ground force that could aid the rebels. “I suspect there might be some consideration of that,” he told the committee.

He warned that US participation in a ground invasion was problematic, as it might erode support within the international coalition, making it more difficult, in particular, for Arab regimes to continue backing the war. “My personal view at this point would be that that’s probably not the ideal circumstance, again for the regional reaction that having American boots on the ground would entail,” he said.

Expanding NATO’s declared mission to ousting Gaddafi would necessitate a “pretty significant increase” in the military effort and “probably” require coalition troops and spies, he added. It would require “military forces to be able to act on very, very short notice.”

“We would find it more difficult to find willing partners,” he said, and it would “have a negative effect on the Arab League.”

Asked about arming and training the rebels, Ham said he had “some indication that some Arab nations are, in fact, starting to do that at present.” But he cautioned that the US needed to be sure of who would be getting weapons before it did the same. “We have some history in trying to apply military force to regime-change where we have been less than successful,” he warned.

He cited the danger that Al Qaeda militants could seize some of the estimated 20,000 shoulder-launched missiles in Libya, which was “a regional and an international concern.”

Ham’s testimony pointed to an escalation of the war, while reflecting the pressing concerns of sections of the US military and political establishment. Testimony given by others was more damaging to the US propaganda used to justify the bombardment of Libya—and received far less media attention.

Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations and a State Department official in the first two years of the administration of George W. Bush, rejected claims that military intervention was necessary to prevent a civilian massacre by Gaddafi’s regime. “First, it is not clear that a humanitarian catastrophe was imminent in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi,” he said in his prepared statement to the committee.

“There had been no reports of large-scale massacres in Libya up to that point,” he continued, “and Libyan society (unlike Rwanda, to cite the obvious influential precedent) is not divided along a single or defining fault line. Gaddafi saw the rebels as enemies for political reasons, not for their ethnic or tribal associations… there is no evidence of which I am aware that civilians per se would have been targeted on a large scale.”

Turning to the demand for regime-change, he insisted, “American policymakers erred in calling explicitly early on in the crisis for Gaddafi’s removal. Doing so made it far more difficult to employ diplomacy to help achieve US humanitarian goals without resorting to military force. It removed the incentive Gaddafi might have had to stop attacking his opponents.”

The US had ensured that the civil war would escalate, Haass suggested. He added that “requiring Gaddafi’s removal actually makes it more difficult to effect the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1973 and stop the fighting.”

Haass warned of a public backlash: “Some humanitarian interventions may be warranted. But inconsistency is not cost-free, as it can confuse the American public and disappoint people in other countries, in the process opening us up to charges of hypocrisy and double standards.”

He spoke critically of President Obama’s contention that “it is acceptable in principle to intervene militarily on behalf of interests deemed less than vital” and to wage “wars of choice.” Haass said such wars could be justified, but they were clearly illegal.

Addressing how the war might be won, he said Obama “is clearly looking to our partners in NATO to assume the major military role and has ruled out the introduction of American ground forces.” But, he stressed, the record to date pointed to an escalation of US involvement. The no-fly zone was quickly augmented by “additional air operations designed to degrade Libyan government forces… Now there is apparent interest in arming opposition forces.”

Haass concluded: “The only way to ensure the replacement of the current Libyan regime with something demonstrably better would be through the introduction of ground forces that were prepared to remain in place to maintain order and build capacities in the aftermath of ousting the government.” He opposed such a course, arguing for a “diplomatic initiative” to bring about a ceasefire.

Dirk Vandewalle, author of A History of Modern Libya and professor at Dartmouth College, was pro-regime change. But his comments on the potentially ruinous impact of the war were revealing nonetheless. Libya has suffered terrible damage, he said, and there was a clear danger that it might “descend into a true civil war that would pit the western and eastern provinces of Tripolitania and Cyrenaica against each other.”

He warned against “unconditionally supporting” the opposition Transitional National Council. “Despite the claims that it represents the entire country,” he said, “the [TNC] so far is national once more only in its aspirations.”

He continued: “Only roughly 12 of its members are known. The remainder, claimed to geographically represent the rest of the country, are kept secret for alleged fear of retaliation by Gaddafi. Not surprising, in light of Gaddafi’s policies, none is a truly national figure who can command allegiance in all provinces and across all tribes.”

It was left to the liberal interventionists to line up behind the Republican neo-cons as the most fervent advocates of the war in Libya. Tom Malinowski, Washington director of Human Rights Watch, boasted of his organisation’s activities on the ground in Libya, working with forces “who have since risen to prominence in the opposition.”

He opposed any critical approach to the opposition, even declaring that “what we have seen unfold in Libya is not, as some have suggested, a classic civil war.” Arguing against Haass, he insisted that intervention had indeed prevented a massacre.

“When Qaddafi’s forces launched their counter-offensive against the rebels in the east in early March,” he said, “we feared that much larger scale atrocities might unfold if they reached the city of Benghazi and other opposition-held towns further east. But the Obama administration and its international allies acted soon enough to prevent this from happening.”

Turning to the question of Libyan rebel arms ending up in the hands of Islamic extremists, he said this was a “legitimate” concern, but added, “In our experience, the vast majority of people in this part of Libya want nothing to do with terrorism.”

The push to expand Western military intervention on the ground in Libya, despite an injunction in Security Council Resolution 1973 barring occupation troops, is gaining strength in Britain as well as in the US. In an article published Friday, the Daily Mail cited leading military figures who have proposed that Prime Minister David Cameron engage mercenaries “to train and lead the opposition forces towards the capital Tripoli in a battle to end the military stalemate.”

The Daily Mail wrote: “‘It’s clear that we can’t win the war from the air,’ an impeccable military source said yesterday. ‘We will hit targets from the air and they [mercenaries] will do the work on the ground.’

“Arab countries would also pay for ex-Special Air Service men and former US Special Forces soldiers working for private security firms to train and lead the opposition forces. While serving SAS and Special Boat Service men would not be formally attached to the rebels, dozens could be given extended leave—allowing them to take lucrative private work fighting in Libya. They would act as forward air controllers, calling in allied air strikes to clear a path for a rebel advance to Tripoli.”

The Daily Mail argued that inconvenient provisions of Security Council Resolution 1973 could easily be circumvented. It wrote: “Attorney General Dominic Grieve told a National Security Council meeting last month that the UK could justify assistance and even weapons to the rebels if it could be shown that they were helping to save civilian lives. The same would apply to small numbers of personnel as long as they did not constitute an ‘occupation force.’”

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The mainstream media has been hiding the facts and the realities on the ground in Libya. The Libyan people have been gathering in massive rallies across Libya. These rallies demonstrate the widespread support of the Libyan people for Colonel Qaddafi and their opposition of the Libyan people to NATO and the Benghazi-based Transitional Council.

Voltaire Network | Tripoli (Libya) | 25 July 2011

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Friday of  01 July  2011 like many other Fridays has seen huge rallies in Tripoli’s Green Square. It is very hard to get an accurate number of the mass of people that have attended these rallies. Estimates have placed the size of the July 1st rally in Green Square at one million people or more. In Libya it is said that the rally reached about 1.7 million people. The rallies have been taking place almost weekly in Tripoli and other Libyan cities, including Sabha on July 8, 2011.

Public opinion in North America and Western Europe has been misinformed. People in Western Europe and North America are not even aware that these mass rallies have taken place. These massive rallies express the Libyan people’s patriotism and their firm opposition to NATO’s war of aggression on Libya.

The large majority of the Libyan population is opposed to the Benghazi-based Transitional Council. On the contrary the majority of the population supports Muammar Qaddafi. These rallies clearly indicate the significant popular support for Colonel Qaddafi in contrast to the standard claims of mainstream media. It has only been since July 15, 2011 that the mainstream media has begun to reverse this trend slightly, which is tied to agreement NATO is trying to secretly secure with Tripoli.

These rallies continue late into the night and have proliferated across Libya from Tripoli to Sirte. The mainstream media has either casually dismissed the significance of these massive public gatherings directed against NATO intervention or has failed to even report them.

The following are pictures of Libyans converging on Green Square on July 1, 2011. These pictures also show that the mainstream media was present and aware of these rallies. So what is preventing them from reporting the truth? Why are some of these journalists claiming that only a few thousand people attended?

It is important to note that the pictures were taken at the start of the event when the rally was not at full mass. People as far away as the Western Mountains travelled into Tripoli to participate in the event. Libyans headed throughout the day into the night towards Green Square. Highways and roads leading towards Green Square were packed. At the height of the rally, the number of people was significantly larger than what is conveyed in the pictures.

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‘NATO targeting Libya’s frozen assets’
Sun  17 July 2011 5:54PM GMT
Interview with author and historian, Webster Tarpley, Washington
Heavy clashes between forces loyal to Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi and revolutionaries have broken out as anti-regime forces are pushing towards the capital Tripoli.

Meanwhile, the embattled Libyan ruler has once again rejected calls to resign and leave the country, saying that he will never leave the land of his ancestors who fought Italian and British colonialists.

This comes one day after officials from some 40 countries met in Turkey to discuss ways to force out Gaddafi and reinforce opposition fighters.

Press TV has conducted an interview with American Author and Historian, Webster Tarpley to further discuss the situation in Libya.

Press TV: Dr. Tarpely, first of all let’s start with the direction NATO has taken with regards to the War in Libya. If you can please open that up for us a little bit. It has been quite a while, but yet the opposition fighters still are not making advances in a more rapid fashion that might be expected of them.

Tarpley: I would have to take issue first of all by or with your terminology. You called the Benghazi Rebel Council ‘the revolutionaries.’

There are a lot of people in Tripoli area of Libya who would say that the current Gaddafi regime is the revolution and that these rebels that are attempting to overthrow him are actually the counterrevolution.

If you look at their support for monarchies and if you look at the support from imperialism and colonialism, I think there is a strong case but obviously the events of today above all, a very severe military defeat for those rebels in their attack on Brega, where their assault has been thrown back with heavy losses comes in the wake of this meeting of the contact group in Istanbul, Turkey yesterday which was the scene of really an astounding action, a real act of folly, I think, where the United States and thirty other countries have decided now that this Benghazi Rebel Council is the legitimate government of Libya.

They are going to try to loot the frozen Libyan assets for the purpose of convoying that money into the pockets of people like [President of the rebel council, Mustafa Abdul] Jalil, [the rebel’s military Chief of Staff Abd Al Fattah] Yunis, and [Head of the Council’s Executive Bureau, Mahmoud] Jibril, and [Senior Rebel Commander Khalifa] Hafter and the rest of the visible leadership of that group.

The problem that it raises is of course that it is very well known that in the military arm of the rebellion we have a very strong representation of Al-Qaeda terrorists.

People who according to the US officials definition of the US government are terrorists that would include somebody like [Abdel-Hakim] Hasadi of [the city of] Darnah, somebody like … also of Darnah and Borhani of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group [LIFG] and the United States has actually facilitated the arrival of lots of foreign fighters be they from Afghanistan or Pakistan, really the entire greater Middle East.

People have been streaming in there to join the rebel side and of course this has not escaped the attention of the opposition forces here in the United States especially in the House of Representatives you have a significant Republican majority who are extremely distrustful in particular Congressman Michael Turner, Republican of Ohio, has taken the lead in denouncing the US government decision to recognize these rebels yesterday saying it is totally premature because you still do not know who they are and of course you do not.

Of the members of the Libyan Rebel Council, the Benghazi Rebel Council only about one third of them are known, the rest of them are secret and the story is that they are threatened by Gaddafi but others would also argue [that] they are being kept secret because they are from Al-Qaeda, they are people who have been to Guantanamo Bay or prisoners of war.

Press TV: Dr. Tarpley, these are definitely perplexing details that you just mentioned. I want to talk to you about the issue of arms. Who is providing the opposition forces with arms, and is the issue of providing arms something that contradicts resolution 1973, or has that resolution just turned into a document that exudes various subjective interpretations as time goes by?

Tarpley: Well, the resolution itself of course violates the UN charter but that does not stop the French in particular but also the British and the US and other NATO countries from violating this resolution.

In particular we know that the French have set up kind of an airlift into these south western mountains, southwest of the capital Tripoli. They have been flying in and playing loads of weapons. That is a blatant violation of the UN Security Council resolution which provides for an arms embargo on everybody.

We also know that the US and the British have been shipping in weapons across the Egyptian border into that stronghold of Cyrenaica [an ancient region of northeast Libya bordering on the Mediterranean Sea] or the Benghazi, Darnah and Tobuk area.

So they are violating the US resolution. It is going to be interesting to see. The recognition of the rebels is designed to open the door to give them money but that will also violate the UN Security Council resolution.

So we are at a point now where the international anarchy could hardly be greater and I would just recall to [US Secretary of State] Mrs. Clinton [that] she may be in the position now of giving material support to Al-Qaeda and people have been impeached in the United States for less.

So Secretary of State can be impeached just like any other officer of the executive branch and there maybe some Republicans in the House who are thinking in those terms right now.

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The Terrorists RAT- Gangs, the West’s so-called “REBELS”:

26  July  2011 11:18

Libyagate: NATO is the enemy of the youth

A bigger crime than the bombing of the Zliten hospital, the university in Tripoli, the holy men in Al Brega, the waterworks and the 1100+ civilian casualties is the destruction of the future by pure evil
Yesterday I mentioned that development plans, conceived in 2008, started in 2009 had been brought to a dead stop by the actions of the UNSC, the FUKUS coalition and the NATO, now US coup attempt. Here is a part of the plans to show that intended employment figures were in the tens of thousands. Of course with the attentions of NATO and coalition planes, building sites and completed parts of the project have been destroyed.
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“The Master Plan provides an effective road map for future sustainable development that will attract international investment, create valuable and diversified employment opportunities, and establish Al Brega and Ras Lanuf as world class industrial and technological hubs with modern urban developments.”


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These NATO and coalition bastards working for the industrial – military complex and the bank-oil cartels are not just the enemies of the youth they are in themselves a crime against humanity just by their existence.

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North Atlantic Terrorist Org (using F.U.K.-) helicopters and terrorist ground forces attacked civilians in Zliten.

Yesterday Zliten already knew that it was the focus of the military organisation, NATO entered even with Apache helicopters on the streets firing indiscriminately, while some rebels tried to enter by land.
The Libyans from Zliten took to the streets very angry by the terrorist aircraft, Apache helicopters to harass and land forces against the Zliten civilian population.
The people went out [on the streets] to protest against those governments’ support.
It is very important to see the great response from the Libyan town of Zliten after the terrorist attack on the population by the military organisation NATO with its bombs and helicopters to kill and destroy, The town was angry and out on the streets rather than the response they expected, that the terrorists would frighten the people.
Mercenary organizations forget that the Libyans defend their homes, their lives, their family. While all that those people [terrorists] fight for is money, and if they die, how will they enjoy the loot?
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While the shops in Tripoli and western Libya have been instructed to reduce food prices to a token amount with the gov’t promising to reimburse the difference, in Benghazi the people were begging the terrorist leaders for money for food whilst the terrorist leaders in turn, rather than than touch their stolen, offshore banked millions, appealed for rich supporters to give money.

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From early April, a letter demonstrating the close relationship between France and the council, the French intent to break international law from the get go, the division in the council even at that time and the 35% discount to France (Total) on the oil price in return for weapons.

Clothcap
Twitted – 8 powerfull explosions in Tripoli 40 mins ago

Seems NATO is a bit T’d off at losing so it is taking it out on the civilians – as usual.
Perhaps Rasmussen is hoping the allied and Arab invasion forces can do what the Libyan insurgents can’t, get to Tripoli. The 2 biggest tribes have risen, that must be aroun 1.5 million lightly armed civilians. Will the NATO Nazis try to wipe them all out?Now that Jalil has sacked the Libyan tribes, all that is left is mercs and the invasion forces. Seems most of the mercs are all at sea.Has the Baroness issued a statement concerning the loss of the insurgent stronghold? About the flight of the insurgent leadership to Turkey?
Were any jets captured by the pro Gaddafis when the Benghazi airport was taken? Any word about the attack on the French aircraft carrier?
Yes, the carrier was sunk off the coast into the Mediterrannean Sea by a Libyan aqua squad. But now the French airforce claims they will be sending
out the French heavy squad bombing- jets [too heavy for Solenzara, Corsica] from Peruglia, Italy again!   Italy has so far not stopped them!
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the Obeidi and Warfallah tribes have risen against the insurgents. The towns and Bengahzi between Brega and Tobruk are the most important. Once they are secured The game is finito. The emirates will be returned to regular towns, the terrorists will go back to killing US and UK soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, much better armed (Israel is complaining that arms purchased by Hamas from Libyan insurgents are arriving in Palestine…) and much wealthier ($150 mill between 15 al Qaedas for killing Younis).

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With ref to hardcase’s comment, here is a typical report of the kind from which synopses arrive at Leonor’s blog (and vice versa).
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“Eugene telephoned Larina in Tunisia”

So who killed Younis?
[…] – The U.S. in the face of Svoge CIA agent – he is a guide, “the Board” – along with Al-Qaeda militants. Yunis was charged that he allegedly led a double game: on the one hand, he commanded the rebel bands under Brega, on the other hand, he maintained contacts with the Libyan Government. He was killed by the mercenaries of the Al-Qaeda. Moreover, al-Qaeda militants beheaded, as they always do, Bole hundred people from the tribe Varfalla! That tribe and rose …- I think that Younis was against al-Qaida. I think he understood that the rebels have already lost, that we should negotiate with Tripoli, look out. The Libyans are now saying that he was phone conversations with Gaddafi about the conditions of the ceasefire. Leonor says – read it to you that received this morning – that “the troops, commanded by Yunis, went over to the Libyan government and fight with the mercenaries, al-Qaeda and Islamic extremists. Now part of the control Younis city, port and airport Benghazi. Al-Qaeda, mercenaries and others running in the Turf, the repressed parts of Younis. In Benghazi, the collision between the parts of Younis and the remaining mercenaries continue. Reported strong explosions in the buildings, which were the leaders of the insurgency.
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[…] – Yes, it turns out, “multilayered cake”: As if all against all, but in fact the main division: for or against Gaddafi Gaddafi. So people find it easier to navigate in this mess. Therefore, one always carry a “green flag” and others … They used to be waving the royal banner, and now … And no al-Qaida militants do not recognize the flag, they have only one cry, a call …- So how will this end?- I think about that, Benghazi – in the hands of Younis parts, is confirmed. If you do not follow landing NATO …- Do you think it’s possible?- They lose! Lose! NATO members are capable of anything!
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[…] – Consistently favorably. And here’s news that should be checked: Tuareg troops spotted 70 km south of Tobruk, they’re going to attack the rebels, who still is in Tobruk.In the port of Benghazi is the evacuation of foreigners. The building that housed the “Board” rebels in the fire. The ringleaders of the rebels fled to Turkey.The Libyan army moves, despite the bombing of NATO towards Benghazi.
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You’ll notice when reading that Leonor is often quoted. She is a very trusted Spanish journo, often stays in Sabha and has many friends around Libya that she contacts with great regularity.
the Obeidi and Warfallah tribes have risen against the insurgents. The towns and Bengahzi between Brega and Tobruk are the most important. Once they are secured The game is finito. The emirates will be returned to regular towns, the terrorists will go back to killing US and UK soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, much better armed (Israel is complaining that arms purchased by Hamas from Libyan insurgents are arriving in Palestine…) and much wealthier ($150 mill between 15 al Qaedas for killing Younis).
Guardian Live
guardian.co.uk/global/middle-e…
11.37am: Rebels who seized the government-held town of Ghazaia in Libya’s Western Mountains in a new offensive describe themselves as “liberators”, but there were no cheers when they rolled in, Reuters reports (thanks reader BrownMoses).
“Its estimated 5,000 residents, supporters of Muammar Gaddafi, had been transported to his stronghold Tripoli by his militiamen, leaving behind a ghost town. “We would have liked to have been welcomed here. These people all liked Gaddafi. They benefited from him,” a rebel named Majdi told the news agency, standing beside rows of houses built by Libyans aided by soft loans from the government.”

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From Leonor in Libya’s blog:
leonorenlibia.blogspot.com/ (and at her new place – Leonorenlibia.com )
Pavel from Russia informa…01/08
Hi, Eleanor! Our information
1. On Friday in Moscow there was a demonstration in support of Gaddafi. Photos: http://za-kaddafi.ru/node/2297
2.Lev Vershinin in his blog writes that the “rebels” in the mountains Nafusa move tanks and armored vehicles produced in Milan. `This is clearly not rebels driving tanks and vehicles, but the French. Now these tanks have approached Tiji, as they say, an important strategic military point, and promise to take it tonight. (As always they come with a fanfare). In the same way that a thousand times “have taken” Zliten. Last night they attempted to reach Zliten, but were defeated by the Libyan army. The rebels demand NATO to increase the bombing. They are angry that after the bombing of Libya TV, it is still broadcasting. Abdelbadr Аdel, a Nafusa rebel says that the French must understand that while Gaddafi speaks and people listen, they are impossible to beat. His words are magic because a witch living in a cave in Chad,500 years old, has bewitched.
3.This night saw NATO bombing Tripoli.
4.The Benghazi rats say they have arrested a brigade (which was released earlier from jail to 300 supporters of Gaddafi) that received orders from Mr. Shakir on TV (!?).
The NTC says it controls everything in Benghazi (!) Looks like a rave …
5.Norway withdraws its 6 aircraft from Libya. russisk.org/modules.php?name=N…—————–
Twitted last evening –
BREAKING! Gaddafi forces are surrounding Fashloom area from all entrances & preventing ppl from entering the area
[SE of Green Sq. Tripoli]

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mercurytraveller, maybe coincidence but in LJ editor, click on HTML, uncheck “Disable Auto-Format” and  then post. No error.

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“Humorous” out-take, twitted -[LYING, STUPIDITY of the ISLAMIC_FUNDAMENTALIST REBEL-FACTION within the “OPPOSITION” ]:
“The government insurgents have gone mad, and says that Gaddafi supports African witches, so the revolution does not win”
 Most Arabs despise the darker, sub-Saharan peoples; and the factions amongst the “rebels” have systematicly slaughtered, butchered and then hung blacks they encountered in Libya. (Therefore, if Gadhafi supports the blaks, he must be “using their witchcraft to protect himself”!!)  This is ofcourse, obviously very silly!  We all
know that al-Gadafi is an especially devout Muslem; and would NEVER resort to witchcarft. Yet, because al-Gadafi does not adhere to extremist Islamic thought (as the al-Qaeda, who are counted among the “rebels”) and because he does not espouse to any kind of bigotry relating to race, the youg radicals readily believe these heinous lies. 
i.e: from CLOTHCAP:

Especially angry that after yesterday’s attack on satellite dishes, Libyan TV still continue to broadcast. “The French must understand that while Gadhafi speaks, and people hear it, the victory of the revolution is impossible – said Abdelbadr Adele, 19, a rebel from the Apuseni Mountains. His speeches are charged with spells of a pagan witch from southern Chad. She is five hundred years old and she lives in the deep cave, so that we, with all our bravery, can not cope with this. But if he is silent, we prevail …”

Didn’t something like that happen in Iran, the president accusing Amadinejad of using magic to gain followers or some-such? Something in the water perhaps…

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Reuters: NATO has “lost hope”

Posted: 2011/06/26
From: Mathaba   http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627264
The real reasons why NATO refuses to do the right thing
Dennis South and Adam KingNATO has admitted that it has “lost hope” that its terrorists which are occupying Bengazi can defeat Libya’s valiant fighters.  In addition, NATO has now become delusional, imagining that there exists, in Tripoli, “underground opponents” who will suddenly arise at the moment that NATO has sufficiently reduced “Gaddafi’s ability to defend himself.”On June 19th, the loyal and brave citizens of Libya organized a 1 million man, woman, and child gathering in Tripoli in support of their “Brother Leader” Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.  That sound like a place where “underground opponents” are lurking to pounce upon Colonel Gaddafi.One observer from the Royal United Services Institute, a London think-tank, states:”I think there is … a realization that the rebels don’t really have a chance of breaking out from the east, making their way to Tripoli.”The point is, to those of us who are familiar with Libya and its leadership, we knew this from day one. The “intelligence” of NATO was based on “defectors” from Libya, from “Qaddafi’s inner circle”, and how do NATO know that those “defectors” were not leading them into a trap?The other point is that NATO has never had any intention whatsoever of “protecting civilians from Qaddafi”, because they know full well, as the Russians have revealed, from their own military spy satellites, that no massacres and no air force bombing of cities took place at all. This was mere “Tweets” on Twitter as a deliberate ruse to create confusion.NATO knew that, but wished to take advantage, not only to settle old scores, but because since the speech of Muammar Qaddafi on 23rd September 2009 at the United Nations, they decided they must silence him. Readers of Mathaba News or those who search Google will know that there are at least 8 big reasons NATO wish to overthrow the democratic government and occupy Libya.However, this one in itself, was reason enough for them to silence the one person in the world, who not only gave up power (as Nelson Mandela did in South Africa) but left behind the world’s first “Jamahiriya”, a self-governing direct participatory democracy, just 8 years after seizing power from a corrupt king in 1969.His voice calling for reform of the United Nations and abolition of the so-called Security Council, which is merely an international dictatorship tool of a few nuclear powers, was not allowed to be heard. Anyone watching that speech should observe the faces of the Libyan delegation including Musa Kusa: they were extremely unhappy, Qaddafi broke the deal with the US-UK to “shut up.”Now there is however something else preventing NATO from simply giving up and going home, after more than 12,000 flights and some 6,000 bombing and missile attacks, including hundreds aimed solely at killing Qaddafi. That something is now causing NATO to become so desperate that they are openly admitting their real intention to kill him, in the hope some locals take it up.The something that is preventing them, is pure and simple: it is a blind anger and arrogance and total frustration that the world’s biggest military alliance, with all its hi-tech weapons, can NOT kill one single man — who remains in the capital city refusing to flee his humble home — and who is still receiving international guests but NATO is unable to kill him.It really is like that: NATO cannot afford to lose face. Just as any huge bully armed with guns, knives and machetes who hates a little kid and takes a swipe at his head, and misses. He thinks it’ll only take a few swipes or shots to kill the boy, but is astounded when still 3 days later (in the case of NATO now 100 days) is still unable to hit the boy.Will he give up? NO. Because to give up means that he is not all powerful and has to accept that there is a more mighty power, God, which is Protecting the boy. No other way to explain it. But, as a die-hard disbeliever, he cannot accept that reality, cannot make amends, cannot apologize, and above all, cannot show his face ever again in the neighbourhood if it becomes known.Yet, the whole neighbourhood, and by now the whole WORLD is watching NATO and seeing, in spite of the compliant banker-corporation governments of the world and the controlled banker-elite media networks, that there is a very, very good man, a Saint even, by the name of Qaddafi, who refuses to fight back, but knows that God is on his side.

This is all well and good, because NATO in the end will be forced to start throwing larger nuclear bombs than the ones it is currently using, and in the end it will consume itself. Either that, or it has to pull out. The African Union long has had the face-saving way out for NATO and that is to simply obey AU resolutions. But again, it refuses to do that, out of racist arrogance and pride.

Take it or leave it NATO, you either say “The African Union has a road map for solving the Libya situation, we have done our job protecting civilians by bombing them, and so are now pulling out as Big White Heroes who have done our job so that the Africans can succeed in their peace and reconciliation mission”, or, you continue and not only lose your face but your entire body too.

And, by the way, do not blame Dennis South, Adam King, Mathaba, nor anyone else for your big loss. We all warned you right from the start, as did the Israeli DEBKA File analysts, that you were embarking upon a war that you could not win, even though 100 days ago we told you so, but you said “it’ll only take us two days.”

And, let us tell you this in front of the whole world, and this is confirmed by numerous Mathaba sources: you will NEVER be able to kill Qaddafi, even though you wipe out his family, so far 4 of his tiny babies and grandchildren all aged under 2, in 1986 and now again 25 years later, and his youngest son, who had no relation to politics nor business.

Not only will you not be able to kill him because he now lives in the hearts of millions and growing millions by the day, and because his works can never be shut down and are there for all to see at http://bit.ly/libyatruth at http://greencharter.com and http://algathafi.org but we also know from numerous spiritual sources that you will also be unable to kill him physically.

You don’t know Africa and Africans, and you don’t know Libya and Qaddafi. You never have and you never will. But you will see things that you will fail to understand, as you have been blinded. #

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The Coalition of the Willing had come to Libya to spare civilians from Gaddafi’s murderous madness. Four months later, the Libyan crowds have deserted “Liberated Benghazi” and are staging gigantic anti-NATO demonstrations. Confronted with an unexpected political reality, the Atlantic armada has been left without a strategy. The Italians have started to pull out while the French are seeking an exit.

Voltaire Network | Tripoli (Libya) | 17 July 2011

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The Libyan Government was counting on the presence of 1 million people on 1 July 2011, in Tripoli, to protest against NATO. To the surprise of the authorities as much as for NATO, 1.7 million turned out.

111 days after the beginning of the intervention in Libya, no military solution is in sight and there is a consensus among experts that time is on the Libyan government’s side, barring a fluke or the assassination of Muammar Gaddafi.

On July 7th, the Italian cabinet halved their country’s involvement in the war effort and withdrew its helicopter-carrier. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi declared he had always been against the conflict, but was compelled by Parliament to participate.

On July 10th, French Defense Minister Gérard Longuet referred to a political solution that would involve Gaddafi’s removal to “another room of his palace with another title.” Considering there is no palace left, the first condition is purely rhetorical; as for the second, nobody can make heads or tails of it and it was probably a pathetic way out.

The political and social structures in Libya stem from the authoctonous culture and are beyond the compehension of many Westerners. They are composed of a one-chamber system of participative democracy – which is particularly effective at the local level – in conjunction with a tribal forum, which is devoid of any legislative power but serves to integrate clan solidarities into political life. To this structure must be added “Leader” figure who exerts no legal power, only moral authority. No one is compelled to obey him, but the majority of the people do, just as they would spontaneously obey a senior member of their own family. On the whole, the political system runs smoothly and people display no fear of the police, except on occasions such as a coup attempt or the Abou Salim prison riot, both of which were violently repressed.

Such clarifications ought to shed light on the preposterous character of the war objectives set forth by the Coalition of the Willing.

Officially, the intervention of the Coalition was carried out in compliance with a Security Council decision to protect civilian victims from a massive crackdown. However, at present, the Libyan people are convinced that such a crackdown never took place and that the Libyan air force never attacked any residential area either in Benghazi or in Tripoli. That portion of the population who believed at first the information relayed through international television networks now thinks very differently. In the meantime, people have had the chance to obtain direct testimonies from family and friends scattered throughout the country and have reached the conclusion that it was all a disinformation campaign.

On this and other issues, world opinion is divided between those who believe the US version and those who do not. As far as I am concerned, I currently reside in a Tripoli neighborhood reputed for its hostility towards Gaddafi, which allegedly revolted against him and was bombarded by the national air force at the beginning of the conflict. I am in a position to attest that there is absolutely no evidence of such events … except for a charred vehicle. The only signs of any bombings concern government buildings which were destroyed by NATO missiles at a later stage.

Be that as it may, the principal NATO leaders have openly evoked another aim of this war, which certain members of the Coalition appear reluctant to endorse: Col. Gaddafi’s resignation, a euphemism for “regime change“. This has opened the door to a realm of confusion. On one hand, such a requirement has no legal foundation under the relevant UN resolutions nor is it in any way linked to the declared objective of protecting civilian populations. On the other hand, Col. Gaddafi’s resignation is neither here nor there since he does not exercise an institutional function, but only a moral authority derived from the social, and not political, structures. Finally, by what right are NATO members standing in the way of a democratic process and pretend to decide for the Libyan people that one of its leaders must be removed?

This confusion in fact reveals that the war is driven by unavowed motives which are not shared by all the members of the Coalition of the Willing.

The principle of simultaneously attacking Libya and Syria was rubberstamped by the US Government in the week that followed the attacks of September 11, 2001. It was publicly announced for the first time by John Bolton, then Under-Secretary of State, in his 6 May 2002 speech entitled “Beyond the Axis of Evil“. It was also subsequently confirmed by General Wesley Clark during a famous television interview on 2 March 2007, during which the former NATO chief presented the list of countries slated for successive US attacks over the coming years.

Within the framework of their strategy for “Remodeling the Greater Middle East“, the Straussians [1] had planned to start by attacking Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran, then to extend the remodeling process to the Levant and North Africa by attacking Libya, Syria and Lebanon and, in the third stage, to take on Somalia and Sudan with a view to remodeling East Africa.

The attack against Iran having been deferred for obvious military considerations, they fast-forwarded to the second stage irrespective of the events in Benghazi, whether real or imaginary. The Coalition of the Willing is bogged down in an adventure that it did not want and which escapes its control.

The US strategy, put on track by France and the United Kingdom – again partners like in the good old days of the Suez expedition –, rests on a particularly acute analysis of the Libyan tribal system. Knowing that the members of certain tribes – particularly the Warfalla – had been barred from occupying high-ranking positions ever since the aborted coup of 1993, NATO was to fuel their frustrations, arm and use them as a lever to overthrow the regime and put in place a pro-western government. According to Silvio Berlusconi, during a meeting of allied members held on 19 March, Messrs. Sarkozy and Cameron allegedly stated that “the war would come to an end when, as was anticipated, the Tripoli population would rise up against the current regime“.

This strategy reached its zenith on 27 April when 61 tribal chiefs launched an appeal in favor of the National Transitional Council. It should be noted that already then it was no longer of question of massacres actually attributed to the “regime“, both in Beghazi and Tripoli, but of its intention to perpetrate them. The cosigners of the appeal thanked France and the European Union for having prevented a carnage foretold, not for having halted one in the making.

Since the appeal, in a continuous and uninterrupted manner, the tribes in the opposition have rallied around the government of Tripoli and their respective chiefs have vowed allegiance to Muammar Gaddafi in public. In reality, this process had already started much earlier and was showcased on 8 March when all the tribal chiefs went to pay tribute to the Libyan leader at the Hotel Rixos, in the midst of western journalists transformed into human shields and dumbfounded by this new provocation.

This situation can easily be explained : Gaddafi’s internal opposition had no motive for overthrowing the regime before the Benghazi incidents. The 27 April appeal was based on information that the authors now realize was tainted. As a result, each of them has joined the government in the struggle against foreign aggression. According to the Islamic culture, those rebels who demonstrated their sincerity were automatically pardoned and incorporated in the national forces.

For the purposes of this analysis, it makes no difference whether the repressive methods attributed to the Gaddafi regime is a historical fact or a fabrication of western propaganda. What matters is to know what is the stance of the Libyans as a soverign people at present.

At this point, a reminder about the balance of political power is called for. The National Transitional Council (NTC) has been incapable of constituting a social base. Its provisional capital Benghazi used to be a city of 800 000 inhabitants. In February, hundreds of thousands turned out to celebrate its creation. Today, the “city liberated by the rebels” and “protected by NATO” is virtually a lifeless agglomeration with barely 15 000 inhabitants left, most of whom are people who don’t have the means to leave. The Benghazis did not flee the fighting; they fled from the new regime.

On the contrary, the “Gaddafi regime” was capable of mobilizing 1.7 million people for a rally in Tripoli on 1 July and has recently pledged to get involved in the organization of regional demonstrations every Friday. Last week, more than 400 000 rallied in Sabha (in the South) and a similar crowd was expected to gather in Az Yawiyah (in the West). It should be noted that these demonstrations are staged against NATO which has so far killed more than one thousand of their compatriots, destroyed the country’s non-oil infrastructures and stopped all supplies through a naval blockade. They center around the support for Gaddafi as an anti-colonialist leader, but don’t necessarily signify a retroactive approval of all his policies.

In the final analysis, the Libyan people have pronounced themselves. For them, NATO did not come to protect them but to conquer their country. It is Gaddafi who protects them against Western aggression.

Under the circumstances, NATO is devoid of a strategy. Not even a “Plan B”. Nothing. NTC defections are so massive that, according to most experts, the number of “rebel forces” has dropped to between 800 and 1 000 combatants, armed to the teeth by NATO, but incapable of playing a significant role in the absence of popular support. It is very likely that there are more NATO Special Forces commandos on the ground than the number of Libyan combatants they are supposed to oversee.

The Italian retreat and the declarations of the French Defense Minister are not surprising. In spite of its military fire power without precedent in History, the NATO armada has lost this war. Not on the military level of course, but because it forgot that “war is the continuation of politics by other means” and that it was off the mark politically. The shrieks from Washington, which readily reprimanded the French minister who refuses to lose face, will not make the slightest difference.

[1] Note by the Editor : The disciples of Leo Strauss.

<img src=”http://www.voltairenet.org/local/cache-texte/37a0c0d5abd8941b56edf2e37290a249.png” alt=”Thierry Meyssan” width=”101″ height=”65″ />Thierry Meyssan French intellectual, founder and chairman of Voltaire Network and the Axis for Peace Conference. His columns specializing in international relations feature in daily newspapers and weekly magazines in Arabic, Spanish and Russian. His last two books published in English : 9/11 the Big Lie and Pentagate.

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A secret plan for Muammar Gaddafi

Topic: International sanctions against Gaddafi regime

One of the options discussed is that Gaddafi will stay in Libya but only if he completely removes himself from domestic political life.

One of the options discussed is that Gaddafi will stay in Libya but it is unacceptable that he should completely remove himself from domestic political life. He is the father of the great JAMAHIRIYA!

BUT the USA, by word of OBAMA,  vows to continue fighting and bombing until all the Gadhafi’s are either killed or out of Libya:

Obama and NATO turn Libya, and a $30 billion check, over to Jihadists

Posted: 2011/07/26
From: Mathaba
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How would Americans feel if they knew the Obama administration just agreed to hand people affiliated with a designated terrorist group a $30 billion dollar check and recognize them as the legitimate rulers of Libya?

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Quoriana

By Tara Servatius

Things weren’t looking so good for the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group back in 2004 when they were designated a foreign terrorist group by the State Department. In chilling testimony, then-CIA Director George Tenet warned the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2004 that even if Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda was completely destroyed, “a global network of Islamic extremists bent on killing Americans had emerged.” Tenet listed the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) as one of those groups.

In 2007, the LIFG formally joined al-Qaeda, an event so well documented that even Reuters covered it. Its goals, which it is now close to achieving thanks to airpower help from President Obama and NATO, include killing Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, setting up an Islamic caliphate in Libya and waging international jihad.

The known leaders of the Libyan rebel forces on the ground are all former LIFG fighters, some with documented personal connections to al-Qaeda. The Transitional National Council, which the Obama administration recognized last week as the official government of Libya, is packed with pro-LIFG activists, lawyers who have advocated for imprisoned LIFG fighters, and Islamic scholars from LIFG strongholds.

Something smells strongly of jihad here.

What Americans have been told about Libya is that there were some protests, some people rebelled, and Gaddafi started killing them, so we had to intervene. The media never got around to explaining that the people behind the “Day of Rage” protests in Libya that kicked off the civil war were supporters of the more than 1,000 LIFG fighters who were killed in a prison massacre in 1995 by Gaddafi after they attempted an uprising. Gaddafi had jailed them to halt their jihadist takeover of the country and save his own skin.

The LIFG has waged jihad against American forces before. Documents captured by allied forces in 2007 show LIFG fighters made up the second-largest cohort of jihadists battling in Iraq, after Saudi Arabia. After that, it appears that many of their military leaders transferred their expertise to Libya.

Gaddafi is a brutal dictator with a long history of support for terror, but his ruthless zeal for taking out the LIFG and their fellow jihadists in the post-9/11 era was one of the reasons he was able to forge a relationship with the U.S. during the Bush administration.

But that was then. In a bizarre twist that defies explanation, under Obama, Gaddafi’s repression of LIFG sympathizers and allied jihadist rebel groups -the very people Tenet once warned us about- is now being used by NATO and the Obama administration to justify taking Gaddafi out and turning over the country’s wealth to the LIFG-connected leadership.

Over the past few years, Gaddafi made a series of fatal errors. As part of a goodwill gesture aimed at quieting civil unrest in the deeply Islamic eastern part of the country, the Gaddafi family released hundreds of imprisoned LIFG fighters. They immediately took up arms against his regime, declaring the eastern part of the county an Islamic caliphate. Gaddafi had largely beaten the rebels and their sympathizers into submission when the unthinkable happened and the U.S. and NATO decided to intervene on their behalf, not his.

Allegedly, this was to save some civilians or something.

Oddly though, one of the first things the U.S.-led coalition did when it invaded Libya in March was to help the rebels capture the oil fields. If Libya’s radical Islamists can get their hands on that oil revenue, they will control oil fields capable of generating $34 billion worth of black gold a year. You can sure fund a lot of jihad with that.

Earlier this year, a debate broke out over whether there were al-Qaeda fighters in the rebel ranks. The answer the Washington establishment settled on was that there were “flickers” here and there.

But everyone was asking the wrong question.

A better question would have been about the extent to which LIFG fighters were leading the ground battle.

It is well-documented that a handful of former Gaddafi military leaders oversaw the rebellion in Libya. But the actual training of troops and fighting on the ground was largely led by LIFG veteran fighters fresh from battling U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. Among them were LIFG veteran fighters such as Abdul-Hakim al-Hasadi, who has admitted to fighting allied forces in Afghanistan and was turned over to Libya by the U.S. after his capture in 2002.

His field commander on the front lines, Salah al-Barrani, is also a well-known LIFG fighter. Before serving as a Libyan rebel commander, former Guantanamo inmate Sufyan Ben Qumu, who was transferred to Libya in 2007, was named to the military committee of the LIFG in between stints training with al-Qaeda and fighting alongside the Taliban.

Fewer than half of the 33 members of the Transitional National Council (TNC), which the LIFG-led rebels now say they answer to, are even publicly known. The rest have gone unnamed, supposedly to protect their families. Several of those who are known have ties to or were supporters of the LIFG, did legal work for LFG fighters or advocated on their behalf when they were repressed by Gaddafi.

A graduate student at the Monterey Institute of International Studies who did an extensive technical analysis of the new Libyan leadership warned that the radical Islamists are now one of three groups vying for power among the Obama-recognized Libyan leadership, and that TNC members already sympathetic to them might ally themselves with the radical jihadists to grow their power.

At stake? Again, $30 billion in Gaddafi-frozen assets that the U.S. promised to turn over to the TNC, and Libya’s oil.

Senior militants in online chat rooms monitored by the West seem to know the score, and are urging a patient, long-term approach rather than a quick revolution, The Australian reports: “One forum leader warns that declaring an Islamic emirate in Libya would prompt a Western invasion, and stresses instead that they should build up their military forces, ‘educate the people’ on the need for an Islamic state, ‘and then declare the emirate, with weapons, economy and a people ready to fight for Allah.’”

That should be no problem with the billions provided by Obama and NATO to fund it all.

Tara Servatius is radio talk show host at NewsTalk 1110 WBT in Charlotte.

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11:59 25/07/2011
Yelena Suponina, Moscow News political commentator, for RIA Novosti

A chance to end the conflict in Libya appeared following talks in Moscow with Muammar Gaddafi’s envoy, Foreign Minister Abdul Ati al-Obeidi. They lasted until late in the evening on July 20, and continued during the first half of the day on the 21st, up until the guest departed for the airport. Official reports about the results of his visit are not very informative, but certain details have come to light concerning the secret settlement plan for Libya.

The ruling five of the future Libya

International mediators, including Russia, have persuaded the warring parties to discuss the political future of Libya. This is what the guest from Tripoli discussed with his Russian colleague, Sergei Lavrov during his visit to Moscow. According to our information, the Libyan government and the rebels have agreed in principle to establish a kind of united transitional ruling council. It should include two reputable politicians from each side; these four will elect a fifth, a neutral, though influential figure that will head this transitional body.

The African Union and the United Nations — the main mediators in the settlement — suggested this scenario, and Russia supported it. On July 20, Lavrov had an urgent conversation with the Secretary-General’s special envoy to Libya, Abdel-Elah Al-Khatib from Jordan. Having visited Tripoli two weeks ago, he was pessimistic about the prospects of a settlement. He formed this impression following talks with the Libyan prime minister and the foreign minister.

But since then, the positions of the conflicting parties have improved. The Libyans have always expressed a desire for peace. The main task of the mediators is to help achieve this. It would be great if other international players did not interfere with these efforts. Unfortunately, it seems that among the NATO countries taking part in the war, there are those who would like it to continue until the complete annihilation of Gaddafi himself, and his regime.

GADDAFI HAS DONE NOTHING TO BE ARRESTED FOR

During his trip to Moscow, the Libyan foreign minister did not object to the suggested plan. He acted on instructions from Col. Gaddafi, although one of the opposition’s main conditions is that neither he nor his son Saif al-Islam should take part in the proposed transitional council.

Following the rules of the diplomatic game, the Libyan foreign minister has admitted that the departure of Gaddafi from the political scene is an issue that  discussed rationally in open dialogue with an understanding of the Libyan State of the JAMAHIRIYA, what it is and how it  operates. One must also guarantee al-Gaddafi’s safety. He told reporters that this issue had not even been discussed, and in this case he did not violate the truth, because these issues are more implied and read between the lines than discussed, more so now that the main goal is to end the war.

On 20 July, Western capitals made several statements to the effect that Gaddafi may be given guarantees for a “peaceful retirement”. “One of the options discussed is that Gaddafi will stay in Libya but only if he completely removes himself from domestic political life. We are waiting for this before starting the political process for a ceasefire,” French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on 20 July. (This is unacceptable. al-Gaddafi has all the right to be heard and speak, as he is the originator of the Green Charter movement known as the JAHAMIRIYA!)

He even hinted that with luck, the problem of Gaddafi’s arrest with a warrant from the International Criminal Court may be resolved. “Certain procedures should be continued, but a decision on potential conclusions should be discussed during talks,” Juppe said. White House spokesman Jay Carney reiterated the need for Gaddafi’s removal from power: “He needs to remove himself from power […] and then it’s up to the Libyan people to decide.” (But Jay Carney still cannot comprehend that al-Gaddafi gave up all “power” in 1977  to the people of Libya, when the great JAMAHIRIYA began to be established ! This is celebrated every year on 02 MARCH within Libya.)

The best scenario for ending the war

The fact that talks between government forces and the rebels have begun is testament to this much sought-after progress. The Russian president’s envoy to Africa Mikhail Margelov said on 20 July that the warring factions had an important meeting in Ethiopia: “They have agreed to sit down at the negotiating table without any pre-conditions, and this is an indisputable sign of success. This is the result of several months of mediation by Russia and the African Union.” He confirmed that the warring parties had worked out “an optimal ceasefire scenario for Libya.”

It is worth noting that Moscow is now in contact with both sides. On 21 July,  the Emergencies Ministry sent an aircraft with rice, sugar and canned fish to rebel-controlled Benghazi in the east of Libya. This is the third shipment since the start of the war. Earlier in July, goods were also delivered to Benghazi, and before that humanitarian aid was sent to government-controlled Tripoli.

It’s clear, though, that to stop the war in Libya it is necessary not only to reconcile the Libyans with each other but also to cool the hotheads at  NATO headquarters, who are still bent on bringing the war to an unequivocal outcome, despite the emerging difficulties.

According to Anatoly Yegorin, professor of the Russian Academy of Science’s Institute of Oriental Studies and the author of the newly-released book, The Unknown Gaddafi, “In that scenario, hostilities may continue for a long time. The Libyans should decide for themselves what political line to follow. It is useless to impose something external on them.”

Al-Obeidi left Moscow for India in the afternoon of 20 July to continue consultations on a peaceful settlement of the conflict. The Libyan government believes influential Asian countries could join Russia and African states in an effort to persuade NATO to pursue a ceasefire.

The views expressed in this article are the author’s and may not necessarily represent those of RIA Novosti.

The Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Security Council, Ambassador Churkin and ask him to revoke UNSC 1973. The numbers are as follows: +1 212 861 4903 (His Secretary/Assistant) AND +1 212 861 4327 (the Press Office)

 Mathaba has learnt that the Leader of the Revolution sent a message on Friday to members of the UN Security Council who are not taking part in the aggression against Libya, notably Russia and China, regarding the NATO European terrorists targeting of the pipe factory of the great man made river in the city of Brega, where pipes are manufactured to compensate for damaged pipes of the river, the only source of drinking waters and irrigation for the people of Libya.The Libyan symbolic leader informed members of the Security Council in his message that the alliance decided to carry out mass murder against the Libyan people by targeting their only drinking water source, where billions were invested and without it life stops in Libya. He wondered what’s the relation between this factory and the protection of civilians that NATOclaims it is carrying out?The African leader said that the alliance is claiming to be protecting civilians in Libya by bombs, starvation and the hindering of life in general. He said that therefore civilians in Libya are in dire need for protection against the (NATO terrorist) alliance and he urged members of the (so-called UN security) council to bear international and moral responsibility as members of the Council, and to stop the NATOaggression against Libya which exceeded all descriptions.The world is watching China and Russia, which both failed to prevent the abuse of the so-called international laws by the white racist former colonial powers of Britain, France, other European neo-colonialists and the imperialist USA. — mathaba #

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The Eighth Wonder Of The World
The Great Libyan Manmade River Project

 
The ‘United States’ can’t even build high speed trains let alone anything close to the scale of the vision of Muammar Gaddafi. This astonishing engineering feat provides pristine water to 70% of the people of Libya is now being systematically destroyed by US-NATO Depleted Uranium bombs.
 
 
 

      

 

 

 
And the desert blooms….
 


 

NATO War Crime: Libya Water Supply

Posted: 2011/07/24
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If NATO’s contribution to protecting civilians is bombing their water supply then the world community will respond to this heinous war crime, whether or not the politicians do.
by zhurnalistTimothy Bancroft-Hinchey
Pravda.RuA NATO terrorist attack has hit a water pipes factory in al-Brega, murdering six guards, this being the factory which makes pipes for the great man-made irrigation system across the desert which brings water to seventy per cent of Libyan homes, according to sources in Libya. The factory was hit after the water supply network was destroyed on Friday.Since when is a water pipes factory in al-Brega a legitimate target to impose a no-fly zone to protect civilians? Sine when is the water supply pipeline itself a legitimate target?NATO has committed another war crime, targeting a civilian water supply network which brings water to 70% of Libya’s population, according to Pravda.Ru sources in Libya. The general manager of the Man Made River Corporation which controls the pipeline reports it was hit in a NATO strike on Friday. In another clear violation of the law, a consignment from Italy of 19 000 AK-47’s was caught in Ajdabiyah by the Libyan authorities, according to Libyan military sources.The international community has two choices: to turn a blind eye like cowards and allow NATO to murder Libyan children, murder Libyan civilians and support terrorists with their strikes – we have received information that white phosphorous is being used against Libyan government positions now that NATO is getting desperate- remember Napalm anyone?? The second option is for the international community to use the proper channels to bring pressure on NATO itself and on the politicians in its member states to stop this murderous atrocity, this outrage against civilization and international law, now.You vote for this campaign? Then you are a child murderer, or sympathize with child murderers. Cameron, Obama and Sarkozy have the blood of hundreds of innocent people on their hands.#

Message to Libyan Representatives: Stay Strong, and Do Not Bend

Posted: 2011/07/25
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A Mathaba Africa News Editorial on Libya and NATO

Dennis South and Adam King

Months ago, when I first saw Brother Leader Colonel Gaddafi speak at Bab El Aziziyah, I thought that perhaps he had lost his mind.  I had not kept up with him over the years, as I once had.  After I watched him speak, I said to myself, “Can this really be the Gaddafi I once read about?”  Rather than assume that he had lost his mind, I began to catch up on my reading.  Within a week, I discovered that, as usual (except on a much bigger scale) all of the media reports that I had seen were false

I then began to understand why Gaddafi was speaking so angrily: He is a man!  He is a Bedoin!  He is not going to roll over for the northern white countries, just because they say that he must roll over.

I then began to read about the great progress that he had made for Libya: 90% literacy; free college; free housing; free land and seeds; No. 53 on the United Nations Index of Human Development; equality for Libyan women; a monthly oil-revenue-sharing stipend for each Libyan of $1000 a month in their bank accounts; highest standard of living in all of Africa, and on and on and on.  How surprised I was!

Then I began to read about Gaddafi’s deep, deep, deep development projects in Africa.  I read about how he increased profits by 80% for one country’s coffee industry, making it independent by providing machines that allowed that country to process its own coffee and coffee products, rather than sell the raw coffee to Europe, and thus lose a ton of money.  I read about the rice fields in Mozambique, I think.  I read that every time a rice field is created, 100,000 more jobs are created for Africans. 

I read that Gaddafi saved Africa $500,000,000–half-a-billion dollars a year that Africa had formerly paid to Europe for satellite service.  I read that Gaddafi put up the first serious sum of money for the purchase of Africa’s own satellite, and how furious Europe was in losing that $500,000,000 a year. 

I then read about the African Central Bank with Lagos headquarters that Gaddafi was going to create, as well as an African Investment Bank in Sirte, and an African Monetary Fund with HQ in Yaounde, all to start business on 1st September 2011.  And that now the U.S. and E.U. have stolen the $32 billion contribution from Libya for the $42 billion start-up fund, for this African economic project that would free the continent from the World Bank and the IMF. Along with a total around $200 billion stolen from Libya with the U.S. and E.U. freezing all Libya’s money abroad.

I read that Gaddafi was going to create a new currency called “The Afro,” which would be backed by Libyan oil, and that all of these economic ventures were designed to create a strong and independent Africa.

I then began to read how the northern countries were going bankrupt, and had become desperate to find ways to save themselves from economic and social ruin.  It was then that it all became clear to me: “Africa must be subdued, and that Gaddafi guy had to be killed.”  My surprise was not that Gaddafi was a revolutionary.  I had known that for decades.  But what I had not known was that

Gaddafi’s vision of a united, strong, and independent Africa was not limited to mere ideological rhetoric and posturing.  Gaddafi had done it. 

His words were being put into effect.  He began building the dream of a United States of Africa, not simply just talking about it using revolutionary words.

Here is my message to any and all Libyan representatives that are engaged in, or will be engaged in, “negotiations” with the United States, France, England or any NATO country that is beginning to talk about “negotiations”:  You cannot, and must not, “negotiate” your very soulWho is Gaddafi?  He is the very soul of Libya.  Gaddafi is the war against Italy that lost 1 million Libyans.  Gaddafi is the man that used the wealth of Libya for the people, and brought Libya up to be one of the most powerful countries on earth (Certainly the U.S. believes that, otherwise it wouldn’t be bombing Libya, obviously deeply afraid of Libya’s growing influence).  Gaddafi is the man who gave you your form of government.  Gaddafi is your soul.

It is difficult for me, sitting here in an air-conditioned office, giving my “advice” to you, while you, on the other hand, are faced with the satanic and barbarous bombardment of your country, daily, by the single most powerful and most brutal and beastly and heartless military alliance in world history, NATO.  Nevertheless, despite my feelings in this regard, I have no choice but to “advise” that you tell France, the U.S., Britian and any other NATO country to go to hell, as the brave young Libyan woman on this video did: http://mathaba.net/news/?x=627621 (see more at www.bit.ly/LibyaTruth).

Is she braver than you?  If she is, then I suggest that she be appointed as the chief negotiator of the Libyan Jamahiriya.  [By the way, the reason that I have the word “negotiations” in quotes, above, is because, in truth, there is no such thing as negotiations in this matter.  This is not as if two countries were arguing over water rights in an area of the world where it was difficult to see who owned which waters.  That would be something to negotiate about.  But, in truth, if NATO had any morals (it does not), it would simply leave, and apologize.  It had no business attempting to force its will on Libya, and then, towards the end, proclaim, “Okay, now we must negotiate.”  Libya was not bothering anybody before NATO stuck its vicious nose inside Libya, sniffing for money!]

Who is more brave?  That Libyan young woman.  That Libyan young lady would walk to Bengazi, if given any kind of gun, and attempt to solve this problem herself.  What is she asking for?  She is asking for her dignity and for the dignity not only of the people of Libya, but for all the people of Africa.  In truth, she is asking for the dignity of all oppressed people the world over.

What did she say?  Listen to what she said in that video.  She said, “Obama, keep bombing, keep bombing, keep losing your money!!!  We’re not afraid!!!  We are with Muammar Gaddafi!!!”

If that “little girl” is ready to accept the continued bombing of Libya, then what about you, the grown men of The Revolution; of The Jamahiriya?  What of you?  Will you stand with her, and refuse the devil’s request that Gaddafi “step down?”  And if you cannot do that, then you can at least tell the devils the truth: That Gaddafi gave up any seat of authority for himself in 1977.  Tell them that.  It is easy to simply tell the truth.  Tell them that, since Gaddafi has already given up authority in 1977, then the issue of his “stepping down” does not exist.  And you cannot “negotiate” about a non-existent issue.

Here is what they really want: They want you to stomp on Gaddafi’s right of free speech.  That’s what they’re asking you to do.  Yet, at the same time, they laud themselves, especially the U.S., as the greatest examples of free speech on earth.  They tell the world that the West is the very center of free speech.  But, when it comes to Gaddafi, they are telling you that you must never allow Gaddafi to speak again. And they have time and again censored and taken off the web Libyan news sites, and www.algathafi.org the web site of Gaddafi.

And can you really stand in front of that proud young Libyan woman and tell her, “I am so sorry, but we cannot allow Gaddafi to speak anymore in Libya.  We cannot allow him to pump the Libyan people up with pride.  We cannot allow his voice to be heard by you, little girl, ever again, no matter how much you love him; no matter how much we love him; no matter how much the people of the entire African continent love him; and no matter how much the world loves him.  See, little girl, the United States has spoken.  And when the United States speaks, we all have to listen, and we have to do what the United Stays says.”

Can you tell that to that young lioness?  No, you cannot.  And if you think that you can, then watch that video over and over again.  It is better to die free than to live a slave.  And that is the message that that the Libyan Lioness and a million others like here are giving to you and to the world: She would rather DIE than lose Gaddafi!

Is there a new Kalima?  My understanding is that the Kalima says, “There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is His Messenger.”  Is the new Kalima, “Three is no God but Sarkozi, and NATO is his Messenger?”  Is that the new Kalima?  Or is it, “There is no God but Obama, and NATO is his Messenger?”  I have not heard of these new Kalimas.  Nor has that Libyan Woman.

I urge you representatives of Libya to ignore the U.S.’s mafia-request, and to stand with Gaddafi, and to stand with that young Daughter of the Revolution–that Libyan Lioness, who is prepared to die for Libya; for The Revolution; for The Jamahiriya, and for Brother Leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi!!

The northern countries must not be allowed to assume that they can get their way by bombing and attempting to terrorize the Libyan people.  Believe me when I tell you this: Soon the people of the world are going to pour out into the streets.  It’s already beginning to happen in the United States, especially the huge gathering that will occur in Washington, D.C., on October 6th.  Let them keep bombing.  Their continued bombing will, in time, destroy them and destroy NATO.  Have faith in your God.  Have faith in The Revolution.  Have faith in The Jamahiriya.  And have faith in what the leader of The Revolution, Colonel Gaddafi, said at Bab El Aziziya.  Have faith and hold strong!

Libyan representatives, I am certain that your backs should be at least as strong as the back of that Daughter of the Revolution.  I am certain that, because you are grown men and women, you have a stronger understanding of where Libya stands at this moment in human history: dead center of the next shift in human conciousness.  You cannot let that Daughter of the Revolution down.  You cannot let Libya down.  You cannot let yourselves down.  You cannot let Gaddafi down.  You cannot let Africa down.  And you cannot let the world down.  STAY STRONG!!!

In every war comes a time when each side is tired. The one that will win, is the one that does not give up!

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Libya: Time for NATO to disengage

22.07.2011

Libya: Time for NATO to disengage. 44966.jpegInformation from the ground in Libya is very clear. Here is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth: no conjecture, no myths and no propaganda. The fresh news, crystalline pure. No hype, no lies. Ladies and gentlemen, the corporate media have been lying about Libya.

NATO’s remit is to protect civilians from being attacked by the Libyan Armed Forces. There is not yet a shred of evidence that such was happening, indeed the evidence is that the terrorists who NATO is supporting perpetrated massacres (Google up Libya rebels + massacre) and then blamed them on the Libyan Government.

Google up Libya rebels + images. Are these unarmed civilians?

Has any journalist who wrote or stated that the Libyan government is attacking civilians actually bothered to speak to people inside Libya? Erm…

Tell you what. Go to Facebook and ask America’s Cynthia McKinney, ex-candidate for the President of the USA, who has been there. And now today’s truth.

Why is NATO bombing Libyan Army positions so that the terrorists (whose main organization is banned by the UK) can advance? Why is the USA aiding Al-Qaeda terrorists? Why is David Cameron spending MILLIONS per day on slaughtering children in hospitals (what, your press hasn’t said?) and then his government says he cannot afford treatment for breast cancer?

Isn’t it illegal to take sides in an internal conflict?

The NATO bombing campaign has united the people of Libya in a bond of seething hatred and mutual support. Colonel Gaddafi could have launched horrendous strikes against NATO countries, but he didn’t. He said “Let us give them a chance”.

The Warfala tribe is moving to the Mountains in the West to dislodge terrorist elements there. Brega is firmly in the hands of Libyan Government forces despite western media lies it had fallen. The terrorists were routed, and many western mercenaries and soldiers were captured. They are being treated humanely, many are French and British.

In al-Brega 400 terrorists were liquidated, 900 wounded. There proceeds a conflict in Benghazi among groups of terrorists from different factions and the civilian population in Benghazi that is starting to revolt against the terrorists, who are supported by NATO.

It appears that Messrs. Cameron, Sarkozy and…what’s his name? The American chappie…have gotten way in over their heads for different reasons.

How about NATO pulls out now? Claim the no fly zone was successfully implemented and allow the Libyans and African Union to sort it out for themselves.

If not, ancient fault lines are going to be drawn up, tribal warfare will proceed (Gaddafi has stood against this), Al-Qaeda will take advantage of it and

as Muammar Gaddafi said, NATO will create a Somalia at the gates of Europe.

Maybe this would favour the USA in destabilising Europe and the Euro (after all the White House states clearly that NATO’s involvement saves the

US taxpayer money and US families lives…yes they actually said that) but what about Europe?

And do Cameron and Sarkozy speak for Europe? No? Did the people of Europe vote for NATO? No? Therefore it is unconstitutional.

Timofei Belov

Pravda.Ru

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Muammar throws a sharp and accurate observation .. on Tunisa and Egypt’s …so called…”Revolution”:
..Colonel Qaddafi, who has so far repelled four months of Nato-led air strikes and a rebel campaign against his 41-year rule, has questioned the value of the movements in Egypt and Tunisia.
Delivering a radio address to Egyptians on the anniversary of the coup in 1952 that ended Egypt’s monarchy and paved the way for the late Gamal Abdel Nasser to take power, Colonel Qaddafi said: “Why did you undertake the revolution? Tunisia and Egypt, what did you accomplish? Substitution of one government regime for another?”

Qaddafi Mentions Importance of People’s Conferences in July 23rd Speech

Posted: 2011/07/29
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On the occasion of the birthday of Arab African hero Gamal Abdul Nasser of Egypt, the Libyan historic revolutionary leader gave a speech, the full text is translated here by Mathaba
Speech of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Qaddafi on July 23rd, 2011, addressing the people of Egypt:In the name of The God [Arabic: Allah], on the occasion of July 23, the anniversary of the historic July revolution. You do not need me to remind you of the July Revolution, which has proven correct all of what Abdul Nasser said, namely that reactionism was always an agent of colonialism. Reactionism is linked to backwardness and is not linked to progressiveness.Reactionaries are always agents of colonialism, because the reactionary ruler cares for nothing but to stay in power. He knows that he has no links to the masses. He seeks help from foreigners, so he pursues policies that serve colonialism so that he stays in power. Thus the rulers of Libya before the revolution, the rulers of Egypt who were like rulers in the Gulf who seek help from foreign bases, the American and British forces, they placate Zionism to appease colonialism, they have no dignity.All what Abdul Nasser said was right, all he said about revolution was correct. All he said about socialism was correct. All he said about colonialism was correct. Regardless of the military aspect of July 23 Revolution, the charismatic Abdul Nasser was able to transform the revolution or the coup into a revolution that rid the country of feudalism, exploitation and capitalism and above all evicted the foreign bases.Then it took on a nationalist trend because Abdul Nasser realized that Egypt alone would not be able to liberate Palestine and even maintain its independence hence Abdul Nasser called for Arab Unity.If the [Arab] nation had reacted to the call of Abdul Nasser, the Arab nation would have been by now a powerful respected nation like Iran, Turkey, India or Russia. All nationalities were embodied in a state: the Toranic nationality embodied in the Turkish state, the Persian one in an Iranian state, the Hindu one in India. Except the Arabs, as the Arab nationality was not embodied in one state, thus the Arabs remained feeble entities [small states], subordinated and sometimes stricken like now in Libya, Iraq, Palestine and Somalia.[Political] partiesin Egypt were the cause of the revolution. Read what Sadat had to write at the time about the Egyptian revolution and the [political] parties. Abdul Nasser was the one who said that he who becomes a member of a party was a traitor meaning that he entered in an alliance with a group of people who share the same regional or ethnic affiliation in which he compromises the interests of the whole society.Parties were there in Egypt, but what had they accomplished: corruption, compromising Palestine and engagement in exploitation. Backwardness prevailed and that was the reason for the strong revolt. The parties were annulled when they became irrelevant and outdated and were replaced by the Socialist Union, a coalition of the working people who have an interest in the revolution, in freedom and progress. All these powers were allied together to lead the society without right or left or centre right or center left [political positions].Then [along] came Sadat and to appease the West he abolished all what Abdul Nasser had done including and foremost the “Socialist Union”, he brought back [political] parties, he talked a lot about parties though he earlier wrote about the Egyptian revolution criticizing political parties. The return of parties marked the end of the July 23 Revolution and from that time on Egypt returned to the situation that was before the revolution or even worse. Under Sadat and after him Egypt offered whatever the West asked to no avail, the subordination did not do Egypt any good, it did not solve Egypt’s economic problems nor did it give it military power, it [even] ranked below Lebanon.What has the revolution given? Revolution means people seize power, but how can the masses govern? This is the historic question that followed Athens [ancient greek experiment in direct democracy]. The answer is in the Green Book, it is that the people organize themselves into People’s Conferences[Arabic: مؤتمر ], including all adults, men and women, and power becomes in their hands, and they then appoint People’s Committees.The People’s Committees becomes responsible in front of the People’s Conferences: the secretariats of the basic people’s conferences and secretaries of the people’s committees meet in an assembly called the “General People’s Congress” [or National People’s Congress], each person makes [his or her] decisions at the basic People’s Conference and not his [or her mere] thoughts, and those decisions made by the masses of the basic People’s Conferences from across the nation are brought [to the General People’s Congress].They formulate decisions in all conferences, in a single formulation that determines the policy of the country and what the people want, and the people’s committees, which were appointed by the people, execute those decisions, and everything becomes for the people: wealth belongs to the people, arms belongs to the people and power belongs to the people, media belongs to the people, and not to a certain individual.

You have seen the problems in America now and in Britain, and you have those problems too and they are present in every country, everyone wants to have a big share in the media which is funded from abroad, foreign countries make a TV station in your country, a newspaper in your country and a political party in your country.

That is not Democracy, demo-cracy means people sitting on the chairs, the word cracy was taken from the Arabic language or the Persian language, which we have taken from them, the chair was mentioned in the Quran, the word cracy (chairs) could be Persian, people on the cracy (chairs), when all the people sit on the chairs then it is called demo-cracy, and when people don’t sit on the chairs then it is not democracy, then it is called political party cracy, government cracy, class cracy, but not democracy.

Democracy means people on the cracy (chairs), so how can [all the] people sit on the chairs? People organize themselves into basic People’s Conferences, all of them, as the political system passed [historically] through the following stages: the monarch stage – this is prior or after the rudimentary stage – the first stage being monarchy, the king emerged, a person emerges who could own the land and what’s on it. This is monarchy. This ended, development ended it, it is no longer permissible for anyone to own the land and what’s on it, only in the Persian Gulf, since it is not Arab.

The second stage was the republic (Arabic: Jumhuriyah), Jumhur – plus iyah – means people appoint a king, a president of the republic, who is [in fact] a king appointed by the people for a short or a long period of time, the same thing.

The important thing is that the second stage was the republic is when people began to select who governs them, and the republic continued. The republic has become dull and failed and the world is suffering [under this system] and the masses destroyed.

The third stage was the Jamahiriya, Jamahir (masses) came, since Jamahir – plus iya – becomes Jamahiriya, the first Jumhur that became Jumhuriyah, and the second Jamahir which leads to Jamahiriya, and this is the final stage and the end of the road for the problem of power, the power becomes for the people, how?

It becomes the Jamahiri system with the basic people’s conferences, the people’s conferences appoint people’s committees, the conferences decide and the committees execute [carry out the decisions], there is the popular security, there is the armed people, the people’s control, and the inciting force we call it the revolutionary committees, or the movement of the revolutionary committees that incites the people to seize power until they practice authority.

Why did you take action that toppled Hosni Mubarak? Why? We were expecting the establishment of the Jamahiriya [self-governing masses society] whether in Tunisia or in Egypt, these are the people just as The Green Book calls for to seize power without weapons and without violence, just as the explanations of The Green Book indicate, that the masses reject the political system and stage a sit-in until the political system is toppled and they replace it.

This happened in Libya in the 1969 Revolution that was carried out by the army, and people heard that the monarchy political system was toppled, the government and representative council were cancelled and there was a void, people across Libya formed the people’s conferences [ مؤتمر] on their own.

We anticipated that when you toppled the people [earlier this year, that you would] replace them with a popular revolution, establishment of the Jamahiri [direct participatory democracy] system, following the disruption and destruction which you have carried out. But to put in place another president, you might have done better keeping the previous president [Mubarak] until he had finished his term then elected another president without demonstrations or sit-ins in the Tahrir square.
What does that mean? Do you want to bring a super-president? Will he be better than Mubarak? As for Mubarak, he does not deserve this maltreatment. We should not be an ungrateful nation. As Machiavelli said Rome was not an ungrateful nation. When Roman commanders lost a war they were honoured, rewarded and sent into retirement.

Who will be loyal to Egypt after this end of Hosni Mubarak [of Egypt] or even Zine El Abidine [of Tunisia]? Who will be loyal to Egypt? Hosni Mubarak was exposing himself at risk to defend you, and to die for you. He was a pilot fighting Israeli forces that attacked Egypt. Instead of being honoured, he is insulted. Who will sacrifice more than Hosni Mubarak?

Hosni Mubarak went to sacrifice himself for you and your country before you were born. He has got just two children because he was a pilot and may die at any time in battle in defense of Egypt, so he decided to have only two children to be raised by their mother, while other Egyptians have got ten or more. Every Egyptian family consists of ten, twenty or fifty. The wife is as a school followed by a queue of children. Is it reasonable?

This is the end of who sacrifice for you. I know Hosni Mubarak. He is a poor man, modest and loves you. I know him. If he did not love you I would have attacked him and exposed him like other rulers. But I know him. He begged. He came to me and asked me for ferries, when the ferry sank. He went to Saudi Arabia to beg for other ferries. He also asked me and others for train locomotives.

Who will travel on these locomotives? Will he travel in them? They are for you. Sometimes we have no morals, just as when we insult (Nasser). Abdel Nasser a hero of the Arab nation; leader of the Arab nation; a great man who struggled against colonialism and Zionism; who dared and removed the royal system, and cancelled a mistake of (Bakri) and the Egyptian people, who have brought the revolution and appointed an Ottoman officer from Albania to govern Egypt as if there was no men in Egypt to rule the country.

They came with Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali’s family ruled Egypt 150 years. The family owned the whole country till Egypt became a manor of Muhammad Ali because of this mistake. Then Nasser came and said ”this cannot be. It is nonsense. We, Egyptians, are we men to be ruled by an Albanian officer for 150-years generation after generation?!

Now, without plenty of space, military, economic and security power which country can live. The 53 African countries can’t live. No one of them can face the storms of this age only when the African Union becomes as the U.S, the European Union, or the Russian Federation. A European big nuclear state cannot live alone, not Germany nor France nor Britain nor Italy, but only in the European Union.

For the United States of America, if it was independent states, it would have been as weak as South America.

The Russian Federation is present, China is a giant, and India is a nuclear state and exists. A billion of ASEAN now is formed in a new country. Latin America may become a union. The Arab States will be divided between Africa, Asia and will disappear, only if the one Arab country or strong African Union is established [can they survive]. Now, whoever does not have the military, economic and security power in a large strong space [bloc], cannot live.

It is not possible to live. Egypt’s currency means nothing nor that of Libya, Tunisia or Malawi. What is the value of these currencies? Who knows them? You should have a power expressing a large space such as the euro, or dollar. You should have a military force to stand against big powers otherwise what has happened to Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan will happen to you.

Who of you can defend Egypt? It is not possible. You cannot defend it. Have you got an intercontinental missile, an atomic bomb or an aircraft carrier? Without those, they will trample you as you are watching now.

In Libya, the Libyan people from Benghazi, Tubruq, or in Tripoli or anywhere else, there is no struggle for power, absolutely not, yesterday in the first month we met, we had no problem, we have no problems, we’re practicing authority.

The Aggression is foreign, mercenaries made by France, the Arab Maghreb Al-Qaeda who escaped prison or who were expelled from the army. Each one took up arms and fought, not the Libyan people, here are the Libyans in the millions in the streets. In the end, I have 18 million Libyans, whom you call the Libyan tribes or the Arab tribes, who extend from Al-Minya to the desert to the west of Alexandria [in Egypt], forming a crescent until the Nile valley, we did not talk about these tribes during the Abdel Nasser era, they were third degree citizens, they had their own laws, they were Arab sheikhs and Arab tribes and they had their own system since Abdel Nasser, leader of the Arab world wanted to unite it and we did not speak.

During and after the Sadat era and due to our good relations with Hosni Mubarak, in the end we were embarrassed and never talked about them, but now enough! Everything has ended and each one is expressing himself in Egypt, we look at the Tahreer square there are 160 in a coalition, the Muslim brotherhood, libertines, our brother Coptics, nationalists and Egyptians all of them have entered [the coalition], everyone with a religious background has entered, hence the Libyan tribes, which include 18 million until now want to enter the arena, I, naturally, am afraid of them being marginalized again, and we will not accept for them to be third class citizens in Egypt, they cannot even join the army, or join politics or the army, they are marginalized, if Egypt was liberated by the popular revolution, these tribes, who are continuously calling me, should be accounted for, they cannot live marginalized from now on.

This is the era of the masses and each one wants to prove himself, naturally, we’ve Arab Bedouin tribes who are marginalized in Sinai and they are coherent with us in what’s known as the grand Sahara tribes, naturally they tried to link themselves with us, however, I am talking about the Libyan tribes who are known by name, who part of them are in Libya and the other [part] are in Egypt, all of these tribes are an extension of the Libyan people. If Egypt is Egypt and Libya is Libya this matter should be clear, and if we’re Arabs and want to be a single nation then this is another thing.

What’s before us is an obscure situation, we don’t know where are we heading, heading for division, disappearance, failed small states, dying nations then die. I am inviting you to meet with me, you who made the revolution in Egypt and in Tunisia, if it is a popular revolution then the people should seize power through the people’s conferences and people’s committees, if it were a prey and everyone wants a piece, then it is not a popular revolution! The era of the political parties has ended.

Now, it’s the era of the masses, political parties should placed in museums as they are old tools, they are old moulds that cannot accommodate the facts of this era, the era of the masses, the era of the masses is the end of the road in the struggle for the people’s authority, for democracy.

Democracy is people sitting on chairs, a Jamahiri system and not governmental, when one says a government in Libya they will laugh at him, this means an “antique”, what’s the government? Government means one governs and another who is being governed, this has no place in the era of the masses, no masses accept to be governed, they govern themselves.

No one can represent the masses, nor can anyone speak or think on behalf of another, they are there so let them think, talk, discuss and decide on their own in the people’s conferences, the only mean to realize direct popular democracy is the people’s conferences [aka popular congresses] and people’s committees. However, your people the Libyans are steadfast regardless of the ferocity of the attack, and you’re watching, may God bless you.

We know the ordinary Egyptian individual’s heart is burning and they are with us, as well as the Tunisians, and the all of the Arab world, we distinguish between rulers and the Arab people, today, we’re defending the honor and dignity of the Arab world, and if we surrender, this means an insult to the Arab world. For the sake of Arab dignity, we’ll not surrender, we’ll die standing.

We’re defending Africa, we’re the gateway of Africa, we’re the shield of Africa, all of Africa is behind us and with us, and the Islamic world is with us and defending Islam in front of the crusade declared by the French president, he said it, “I am leading a new crusade”.

This is the second crusade, and I think it’s shameful to sit and watch, counting the raids, how many raids and how many died and how many bombs were dropped on Libya. All of this will end, it will end and glory will be with the martyrs and freedom fighters, and for those who defend the Arab world, we’re defending the Arab and Islamic worlds and defending the African continent.

I hope everyone would ponder these words, each one who listens and reads it one his own and not with a group, then a group comes and we will discuss it, each one should see whether these words are true or not, without any influence from anyone. I am with you, my beloved Egypt and my beloved Tunisia, I love Egypt and I hope that Egypt would not be ungrateful, and I don’t want Egypt to be a failed country, on the contrary, I want it to be a leader country, now it went behind Tunisia and there is no harm, this means the leaders are the Tunisians and you followed them, however, there is no harm, even Tunisia is an Arab country.

I commend the soul of Jamal Abdel Nasser, hero of the Arab world in this day, I commend the Egyptian people. I commend the Egyptian youth, I hope that God may guide them to the path of the popular revolution and the people’s authority.
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by Luis Chirino“The hour has sounded the battle, get ready to march on Benghazi and Misrata (200 kilometers east of Tripoli), and the western mountains,” the highest authority in the country in a message broadcast over loudspeakers to supporters Al Ejelat in the east of the capital.Gaddafi said his “people is the strongest, because it defends their dignity, their honor and their land.”He also referred to the Organization for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which he described as “crusaders” who will be defeated because “make an unjust war.””We are here and we will stay on this earth. My people will stay together until the last drop of my blood, “he said.Gaddafi’s speech came after the Libyan Army kept fighting hard against separatists in the town of Al Asaabaa, town 80 kilometers south of Tripoli.According to press reports, armed opponents have been expelled from the area.Regarding the situation in Benghazi, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Wednesday that the separatists are responsible for fires, looting and abuses against the civilian population.HRW said that violent acts have occurred during the month of June and until last week, when separatists attacked a mountainous region south of Tripoli.”In four villages rebel fighters and their supporters ransacked homes, hospitals, shops,” he said the international organization.He also said a rebel commander, identified as Al Mukhtar Firnana, admitted he had committed these violations and bring those responsible for these acts were punished.
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U.S. Fears of Economic Collapse Prompted NATO War of Aggression

Posted: 2011/07/24
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By Dennis South

Below is an excerpt from a July 20th, 2011 interview of Dr. Webster Tarpley that was conducted by Alex Jones.  Over the years, Dr. Tarpley’s analyses of global geo-politics, as well as his predictions, have been astonishingly accurate.  Dr. Tarpley is perhaps the foremost economist, historian, and investigative journalist of our times.  In this interview, he reveals that the former head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Khan, had planned to travel to Germany to speak to German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss setting up of an alternative currency to the dollar, for the world.  From Germany, he was to travel to Libya to speak to Colonel Gaddafi about this new economic world order.  His plans were halted when he was accused of raping a hotel maid.

Dr. Webster Tarpley: This is an interesting scenario, and I have this from a very good French source and from a good German source too.  The week after his arrest, Strauss-Khan was going to fly to Berlin and meet with German Chancellor Merkel.  And, depending on the outcome of that meeting, an envoy was going to go from Berlin to Libya–to Tripoli– to meet Gaddafi and his circle.  And the goal of all of this travelling was to begin to set up another reserve currency for the world.  That is, some alternative supplement, maybe, at the beginning, to the dollar.  Something that would not replace the dollar immediately, [but] it would be the pilot project that would exist alongside the dollar.

Alex Jones: Well, he’d [i.e., Strauss-Khan] been talking about the end of the dollar the month before they set him up [on bogus charges that he had raped a hotel maid].

Dr. Webster Tarpley: Yes, so this was what Gaddafi had—he had been talking about a gold-backed currency for Africa.  There are all kinds of possibilities here.  But, that was Strauss-Khan’s plan for the week that never was for him, because he was arrested before–he was arrested on the weekend, and that week never began for him.  So it means that [Gaddafi had a plan that was] similar to [that of] Saddam Hussein, right.  Saddam Hussein had shifted all of his money out of the dollar into the Euro.  The oil for food fund went from the dollar to the Euro, due to the influence of Sadaam Hussein.  So in this case it’s Gaddafi, but also joined by Germany, also joined by Strauss Khan.  So, it seems that the…

Alex Jones: And the reason the banksters are developing the dollar [is because] they want an incremental dollar devaluation to drive down every other currency—the stated policy of global concerted, coordinated devaluation.  They don’t want a move away from the dollar, and then other currencies to go up.  They want a global hyper-inflationary depression to consolidate control.  So, this is the key juncture for the Anglo-American elite, correct.

Dr. Webster Tarpley: Well, we need to get into that, because it’s a complicated situation

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Mustafa Mohammed Kazouz educating me and the Libyan children about NATO’s “protection of civilians”

Arrived in Libya, less checkpoints on the way to Tripoli than the last time I was here at the beginning of June. Still long queues for petrol. Tripoli seems busier.

Yesterday (25/7/11) NATO bombed a wedding party and a hospital in Zlitan. NATO is bombing Tripoli as I write, I can hear the planes and the bombs dropping outside the hotel. Sukant saw smoke rising from the Bab Alziza compound. I saw just a few minutes ago on the TV that there were people at the compound taking part in their nightly get togethers and defiant celebrations of the Jamahiriya.

Went straight to the house of Khaled Hamedi, the brother in law of General Sadi Gaddafi. His dad (Khewildi) is one of Moammar Gaddafi’s close comrades and was involved in the 1969 revolution.

He runs an international NGO called the International Organisation for Peace, Care and Relief (IOPCR) which has done work in many countries including Gaza, and he acted as a mediator between the Palestinian factions.

His house in Sorman which was bombed over one month ago by NATO was in complete ruins, hit by 7 rockets. His entire family were martyred, his pregnant wife, his two daughters, his son, his cousins. In total 13 people were killed, including  his chef from Sudan who has left behind his family nearby in Libya. An elderly gentleman from the same tribe as the family, Mustafa Mohammed Kazouz showed us around the bombed out house. Pictures of the victims were displayed in the sites that they died in the night. His wife died while shielding her daughter with her body.

Mr Hamedi’s martyred wife and children

A group of young black Libyan children from another part of the country had come (it seemed as part of some kind of boy scout group) to see the house and learn about what had happened. They chanted songs calling for death to NATO and the western nations aggressing their country and pledging their loyalty to Muammar Gaddafi and the Jamahiriya.


Mustafa also showed us a photo album of a Qatari Sheikh Zaidi (now deceased) who was a guest in the house when Mr Hamedi was a teenager. He explained that all the palm trees in the grounds were also from Zaidi. He said Zaidi was surely “coming out of his grave” now that his own Qatari family bear great responsibility for the bombs that killed his once friend, Mr Hamedi’s, family.

Gamal Abdel Nasser with Mr Hamedi’s father

We stopped off at the Rixos Hotel before going to our hotel. There were less western journalists. We saw Dr Shakir who said he has been calling out the journalists for their shameful and criminal lies they have been publishing about Libya. One Libyan friend said the only thing the journalists are good for is stopping the Rixos from being bombed.

In the evening I interviewed Mr Hamedi, which was deeply moving. He is incredibly strong and it is almost impossible to understand what he is going through and how he finds the strength to get through each day. After the interview, Sukant, myself and some of our Libyan friends spoke with Mr Hamedi for a couple of hours about what is happening in Libya.

Mr Hamedi said one of the only ways he can go forward is with the hope that Libya will be victorious against the criminal NATO nations.

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Bombs dropping in Tripoli, Khaled Hamedi, holds his child who was killed in a NATO air raid on 20 June 2011, during the funeral in the city of Sorman, Libya about 60 km west of Tripoli.
He ran an international NGO called the International Organisation for Peace, Care and Relief (IOPCR) which has done work in many countries including Gaza, and he acted as a mediator between the Palestinian factions. He got killed last night, 28 JULY 2011 !!!  

Letter to Mr. Cloud of the Lost Angeles Times

Posted: 2011/07/27
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A very good letter to yet another lazy journalist, who should have his name entered into the record at #8WPC

By Dennis South,

Mr. Cloud, I read your article about NATO’s request for drones from the Pentagon.  Why did you not even mention the fact that the Libya crisis has nothing whatsoever to do with “winning the war?”  You, and other writers, have contributed to extending this conflict because you don’t even comment on this horrid shift.

It was supposed to be a no-fly zone, not a siding with “the rebels” to overthrow Gaddafi.  There is nothing in resolution 1973 about winning a war; about siding with one side in a civil war.

In the future, the field of journalism will not be taught at universities.  It will be taught at proprietary schools, as a specialty within the field of stenography.  You do nothing but write what your editors say.

Your ignorance [When I say “your,” I’m speaking about U.S. journalists] is profound.  You have no idea about what Gadaffi has done for Libya.   Either that or you do know, but just don’t care.  Either wittingly or unwittingly, you are an accomplice to war and aggression, and genocide.

You mindlessly, and without any research, mouth–over and over again–the words “brutal dictator” concerning Gaddafi.  Are you evil?  Or just ignorant.  I would like to know something.  What “brutal dictator” does the following things for his people?

1. Raise the literacy rate from 10% under King Idris (whom Gaddafi booted out in a bloodless coup) to 90%.  By the way, look at the contrast.  Gaddafi gained power through a bloodless coup.  But our government is feverishly trying to overthrow Gaddafi by murdering Libyans, in our “humanitarian” method

2. Dump $1000 [dollars] a month into the bank accounts of every Libyan, through Gaddafi’s oil-revenue-sharing program

3. Erase homelessness in Libya, while, in the U.S., on any given night, 2,000,000 citizens roam the streets with no place to go

4. Achieve for Libya the rank of No. 53 on the United Nations Index of Human Development

5. Reduce undernourishment to 2%–lower than that of the United States

6. Provide free education for all Libyans, up through and including college to any college on earth

7. Create the highest standard of living on the African continent

8. Increase the life expectancy to age 76.

9. Provide free health care for all Libyans, while we in the U.S. live daily with the threat of our Medicare, Medicaid and other health care services being ripped away from us by our government.

10. Provide a direct democracy system of government–something I’m sure you had no idea about.  The U.S. keeps insisting that Gaddafi “step down” from power.  Well, he already stepped down in 1977.  His title, “Leader of the Revolution” is honorary, that’s all.  Why don’t you know these things?  What happened to journalism?  If you really want to see democracy stomped on something fierce, then let those “rebels” gain control.

11. Provide free land to anyone who wishes to farm, and also the seeds needed to begin farming

12. Provide equal opportunity for women.  At this moment, the so-called “rebels” are disallowing the women of Bengazi to leave their homes unless they are wearing the Islamic veil over their faces–a practice that Gaddafi does not impose.  Gaddafi is a Muslim socialist.  He does follow Islam, even leading the prayers sometimes.  But he’s just not into fanatical Islam.  In fact, he mocks those fanatics, and calls them, “The bearded ones.”  I’ll tell you something.  Our country is just stupid.  Gaddafi’s Jamahiriya should have been used by us, and supported by us as an example of moderate Islam.  Now, again, we have gained nothing but hatred for ourselves, and also, like some crazed infant with a gun, increased disorder in the Maghreb, where guns are flying all over the place, and Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb has increased its ability to destabilize that area.  It’s as if we’re doing it on purpose for some devious reasons.

How can you live with yourself?  Why have you not questioned the fact that, despite Gaddafi’s constant call, from the very beginning, of fact-finding teams going to Libya, he was ignored?  Fortunately, there have been about three fact-finding teams sent, one of which is a French-based group, and have discovered that we all have been sold a lie–just as we were lied to about “weapons of mass destruction” by Bush.

Either you are aware of what is going on, but are a coward, only concerned with keeping your job.  Or, you have not done your homework, or you simply don’t give a care [or maybe all of the above].

Again: When I say “you,” I’m not directing this to you personally.  I’m talking about the people of your profession, stenographers, who call themselves journalists.

Gaddafi is not the enemy.  In fact, he was our friend.  But I’m sure he very much regrets believing us.  We told him that if he gave up his weapons programs, we’d be his friend and we would not attack him.  That was the deal.  Now look

I’m sure he’s now re-reading American history, and taking a cue from the Native Americans: “White man speak with fork tongue.”

The three most dis-honorable professions of the not-to-distant future (unless something changes):

1. Politician
2. Journalist
3. Soldier

You are prolonging this war.  And now, when I say “you,” I mean you.  I urge you to change and to go to Libya and find out what’s going on.  But do not join your colleagues who are there now and, when they see precisely the real deal, simply refuse to report it.  This has been witnessed by Dr. Tarpley, Mr. Lamb, and a number of others who are there on the scene.  I urge you to go there yourself.  And do not be a coward.  Stand for something.  Bring some dignity back to your profession.

This game that you stenographers are playing is more dangerous than bullets.  You are prolonging the suffering of women and children and innocent people who, before this war, were minding their own business.

If you need some help in learning, just ask and I can refer you to people who can help you.  But, I will tell you just who “the rebels” are.  And for sure they are not democracy lovers–far, far, far from it.

What happened is this: They took advantage of the true democracy movements of Tunisia and Egypt.  They very consciously knew that they could mask themselves as democracy lovers, and then go on with their plan to grab the treasure [the oil].  At first, they conducted fake marches.  But marching just wasn’t their thing, and they very, very quickly put the real plan into action: they seized guns from police departments and army munitions depots.

You did not see that in the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions.  Why didn’t “the rebels” stick to peaceful protests?  The answer can be found at YouTube.  There you will find videos of 5 protest gatherings that were held in Libya, 3 of which were held in Tripoli.  And at those gatherings, over 1,000,000 (yes, 1 million) Libyans showed up in support of Gaddafi.

And that tells you why “the rebels” decided to take up arms, instead of call on other Libyans to join them in peaceful protests against Gaddafi: because they knew that the overwhelming vast majority of Libyans support Gaddafi, and that any attempt to organize the populace against Gaddafi would fail, due to the fact that Gaddafi is loved by the majority of Libyans–a fact that is being hidden by our government, and, I am sorry to say, the editors who edit the stories you write (or however that works).  This is not anything that I invented.

Now to the composition of “the rebels”

1. Monarchists who are still pissed off because their king, King Idris, lost power in 1969.  Some of them actually hope to bring King Idris’s son, who lives in Europe, back to Libya to “reign” as king again.

2. Al-Qaeda members–a charge that Gaddafi made early on at Bab El Aziziyah, and a charged that was mocked by the press and by governments.  Well, Gaddafi turned out to be on target.  Our own military academy, West Point, confirmed that Al-Qaeda members are a strong part of that mix.  Gaddafi had kept an eye on them, particularly the ones that live in Bengazi and Darna and Tobruk.  He had kept them under check.  You might not be aware of something: Gaddafi was the first person–fist head of state–to warn Interpol of Al-Qaeda’s existence.  It’s his territory, so he knows what’s up.  We are funding Al-Qaeda.  Why?  Why does that not spur you to do some investigative reporting?  Why does that not anger you?

3. Members of the Senussi Islamic sect, a branch of Islam that is even more oppressive, if you can believe that, than the Wahabi sect.

4. Racists.  This is a well-known fact.  There has always been a thread of racism amongst Arabs since even before the Prophet Muhammad came to try to wipe that it.  Muhammad was somewhat successful, but actually failed in the long run.  Gaddafi, miraculously, had managed to virtually wipe out racism in Libya, except for the people in Bengazi, Darna and Tobruk.  They are livid that Gaddafi has used Libya’s wealth to create tons of projects in black Africa.  Gaddafi has some kind of love for black Africans.  He has even asked Libyans to marry black Africans.  And he is the only Arab leader to have apologized to African people for the Arab role in the Slave Trade.  As you know, he dresses more as an African than as an Arab.  He has a vision of a United States of Africa.  And I wish I had time, because I could reveal to you–very easily–what the real deal is about NATO intrusion into Libya: a beachhead for a projected plan of control of African resources.

So (and pardon my Arabic), this is all a travesty–this supposed war to “bring democracy” to Libya.  It is all a smokescreen, and you–meaning you journalists–are allowing yourselves to be a part of this criminal enterprise and war of genocide and plunder.

There is an unconfirmed report–although Dr. Tarpley claims to have witnessed this–that Gaddafi handed out 1.2 million Kalashnikovs to Libyans.  Dr. Tarpley claims that, while in Libya, he visited the home of a Libyan professional.  That professional showed him 4 RPGs, a bunch of Kalashnikovs, and other weapons.

Now, does it make any sense that a “brutal dictator” would hand out weapons to 1.2 million Libyans that could be turned against him, if he was such as bad scoundrel?  If “the rebels” are correct, then why haven’t those 1.2 million Libyans joined with “the rebels” to overthrow Gaddafi?  How do you guys miss this?  Do you perform any study?

I sometimes think that I should have been a journalist.  Because if you guys are the example of what it means to be a journalist, then I could be a much better journalist than you guys.

Is money that important, that you sacrifice your own personal integrity; that you use journalism as a tool of psychological warfare for your government, rather than as a tool to enlighten people?  Why have you guys never reported the other side?  Why have you not reported what Gaddafi has done for his people?  Why have you completely ignored the 5 marches in Tripoli, 3 of which were attended by over 1 million Libyans, all holding the green flag of the Libyan Jamahiriya, and one of which was attended by 2 million Libyans?

One-million people showing up for a pro-Gaddafi rally in Libya would be the same as if 51,000,000 U.S. citizens showed up for a rally in Washington, D.C.–its one-sixth of the population.  And 51,000,000 U.S. citizens is more than the total number of citizens of the top 50 states of the U.S.  You are hiding the fact that Gaddafi has deep and overwhelming support in Libya.

In this regard, ask yourself a question: Why has the war lasted this long?  It was supposed to be a “3-day,” or a “3-week” war, remember?  The reason is clear: Gaddafi has the support of the people.  In short, we’ve been lied to again, just as we were lied to about “weapons of mass destruction.”   And again, unfortunately, journalists have decided to be cowards, listening to their editors and owners, rather than following the honorable traditions of journalism.  It’s disgusting.

You can go to mathaba.net, and other places, and easily find videos of these huge marches.  So, why don’t you?  And why don’t you report this?

You must tell the American public the truth; otherwise you will be living a lie within yourself.  Do you have children?  Do you have daughters?  Can you look at your daughter’s face, at night, and continue withholding information from the American public?  Your job is not to hide information from the American people..

And if it’s a matter of your job, then, in my humble opinion, you need to wake up and realize that no amount of income is worth you losing your soul–or possibly the respect of your children when they grow up.  Do the right thing.  Investigate; tell the truth, and then bravely stand with the consequences.  Thank you.

Yours,

Dennis South

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NATO bombs health clinic in Zlitan, Libya

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NATO jets have been attacking food stores and destroyed a health clinic in Zlitan. The CNN report by Ivan Watson and Jomana Karadsheh  from Zlitan, a town half-way between Tripoli and Misrata provides further evidence of how NATO and the rebels are working together closely in a military campaign, not to protect civilians but to conquer anti-rebel areas for the National Transitional Council.

The report quotes local official Ramadan Mohamad Ramadan as saying:

“People here call NATO the crazy one which lost its sanity, it is waging wide-scale war on the people. They are destroying everything.”

Ramadan was standing in front of the rubble of a health clinic that he said had been demolished by a pre-dawn attack on Monday. Several bulldozers dug through wreckage strewn with medical supplies, including syringes, medication and even a microscope.

Government officials said they were looking for the bodies of three people believed to be buried underneath, and said the bodies of eight people had been pulled out earlier in the day.

This is a relevant tweet from Chief of Defence Staff’s Strategic Communications Officer and Ministry of Defence spokesman on military operations Major General Nick Pope:

Maj Gen Nick Pope@UKMilOps
Maj Gen Nick Pope

On Monday morning, an RAF strike mission returned to Zlitan and successfully attacked another military staging post & ammunition stockpile.

As the rebels push forward, so loyalist forces and anti-rebel civilians concentrate forces to counter them – presenting targets for the NATO jets. The report from Zlitan indicates the RAF has no great compunction about bombing targets in urban areas (if anyone thought they might have). The fact the civilian population, which came out against the rebels in massive demonstations in Zlitan not long ago, has largely chosen to flee the rebel advance is significant.

It is obvious that dark-skinned Libyans and pro-Gaddafi civilians will want to avoid falling under the control of openly racist and murderous rebel brigades. Presuming the rebels do take control of a mainly empty Zlitan (as they have of empty towns in the Nafusa) it will be interesting to see how long for. As their supply lines become extended they are subject to counter-attack, particularly by the inhabitants of the towns they have conquered.

As is common with desert warfare, the main aim of the rival militaries is not so much control of territory (which is important for civilians and for propaganda purposes) but destruction of the opposition. In the unlikely event the rebels ever make it to the gates of Tripoli, the destruction which would be meted out to the civilians and defenders of that city can scarcely be imagined.

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172 thoughts on “The Future for the Great Green JAMAHIRIYA

      • Libya, where NATO loses its way
        31.07.2011
        NATO

        It is by now patently obvious that in Libya, NATO has violated every rule in the book, has violated international law, has broken the Geneva Conventions, has breached diplomatic conventions, has insulted the United Nations Organization and fundamentally, has even violated its own charter. Why? In three letters, oil.

        NATO is the most despicable type of syphilitic whore that ever appeared on the international stage, a mutation of the worst kind which sprang out of the defensive agreement among nations quaking in their boots at the military supremacy of the Soviet Union, a mutation which turned what was supposed to be a defensive alliance into a supra-national monster. NATO is not a defensive military alliance, it is not only offensive in nature but is also fundamentally criminal in character.

        To begin with, we have to disassociate NATO from politics, if we want to give an iota of credibility to the politicians that people elect in NATO member states. If we do not disassociate NATO from the political class in countries whose foreign policy NATO controls, the harder you look, the more sinister it gets.
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        For a start, NATO was supposed to be a defensive military alliance protecting its member states from attack from the Soviet Union. Those of us on the other side of the curtain always had a good laugh at this because not only were the military forces of the Soviet Union essentially defensive in nature but also, in each and every war games exercise, the USSR thrashed the crap out of NATO, as indeed the Russian Federation would today. The aperitif was the Georgia campaign in 2008. Who started it and who ran screaming with its tail between its legs? Whose military advisors were on the ground, whose mercenaries came back home in body bags?

        When the countries composing the USSR decided to go their separate ways, NATO lied and said it would not encroach to the East if the Warsaw Pact was dissolved. Several times. The Warsaw Pact was dissolved and what did NATO do? It encroached to the East. The first round of lies belongs to NATO.

        NATO, we saw then, was obviously not a defensive organization, which was already more than apparent given the millions of dollars it spent in terrorist operations and in supporting terrorist factions and fascist dictatorships around the world. So since 1990 we have seen more and more where NATO was going and what NATO is. It morphed into the armed whore of the lobbies which control the capitalist system across the globe: the banking lobby, the weapons lobby, the drugs lobby, the energy lobby.

        Within a decade of the voluntary dissolution of the USSR (catered for in its Constitution) and the ensuing dissolution of the Warsaw Pact (in good will), NATO had already started the foundation of the European base of the international heroin trade: Kosovo. Between 80 and 90 per cent of the European heroin trade comes through Kosovo, from Turkey, from Afghanistan. The common link in all these theatres of activity is – you got it – NATO!

        In Afghanistan, the production of heroin has risen by forty (40) times, since NATO started fighting the forces it created back in the 1980s (Mujaheddin) to fight the socially progressive government, destroying the society which guaranteed children’s rights, women’s rights and the freedoms people do not have today.

        So we see now where NATO stands: alongside terrorists (the KLA was a terrorist organization, the Mujaheddin became the Taleban) and overseeing the heroin trade which by the way is worth billions of dollars a year.

        It does not matter to NATO how many families it destroys in the process. It never did. Through the manipulation of fear (creating successive “thems” to justify the “us”) NATO managed to control public opinion and maintain itself on the political agenda of its member states, without ever having been elected yet controlling their foreign policy (how Constitutional is that?).

        Until Iraq, NATO managed to mastermind a certain image of credibility for those who bought the Soviet Threat bullshit story. After Iraq, it didn’t. The mass murder of Iraqi civilians, the torture, the illegal detention of persons, rape, disrespect for human life, the deployment of military hardware against civilian structures… you name it, NATO did it.

        And now, Libya. It was patently obvious from the start that this was yet another NATO operation, this time not for drugs but for oil and much more: Muammar al-Qathafi’s stance on forging African unity through the African Union so that African nations could stand on their own feet and not be systematically raped by ex- and neo-colonialist powers meant that the banking lobby missed out, the energy lobby missed out, the weapons lobby missed out.

        The name of the game is to destroy the African Union and substitute it with AFRICOM. The many humanitarian projects and programmes sponsored and financed by Muammar al-Qathafi do not matter to NATO because NATO is not interested in the welfare of Africans, it simply wants to control Africa’s resources.

        And the sinister way in which NATO implements policy makes it the most hated organization on the planet. And here we see whether the politicians of the NATO member states have anything to say to save their necks. Whether or not they will ever answer these questions (as yet sent but not replied to) is a measure of their arrogance and an indicator as to who not to elect next time around.

        Under which international laws was the Libyan water pipeline a target?

        Under which laws was it legitimate to target a factory supplying water pipes to repair the system?

        Under which laws was it legitimate to target a house with precision weaponry – and we are speaking of laser technology and telecommunications systems responding from ten kilometres in the sky, so it was no accident – in which Muammar al-Qathafi was outside feeding the animals and his son and three grandchildren were murdered?

        Under which laws is it legitimate to support and arm terrorists in an internal conflict?

        Under which laws is it permitted to strafe hospitals?

        Under which laws is it allowed to strike civilian structures such as the electricity grid?

        Under NATO’s laws, yes. Because NATO does not answer to any international legal organism, indeed it has already stated there is no organism controlling its actions. Under the laws of the member states of NATO, no. And under international law, no.

        But then again NATO does not operate under international law. It is a criminal organization run by criminals. So we repeat the question: where do the politicians come into this? If they support NATO, they are criminals. If not, then why are they members?

        In which case ladies and gentlemen, in your wonderful western democracies, you have two alternatives: vote for your political representatives who support NATO and become guilty by association or else vet who is running for office by asking them their opinion on foreign policy and by doing the right thing and setting the appropriate legal measures into force punishing those involved in this criminal act of murder and holding them responsible for their crimes.

        Do you support the terrorists in Libya? Yes? Then you are supporting child murderers and so…no vote. No action = guilt by association, meaning the citizens of these NATO states sit in silence while their armed forces commit acts of murder daily, in support of thousands of armed terrorists. Is THAT what your countries stand for? Apparently, it is.

        Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

        Pravda.Ru

    • ” Why Is Gaddafi Being Demonized ? ”
      *-by Anonymous African Woman / 21 April 2011
      http://dissidentvoice.org/2011/04/why-is​-gaddafi-being-demonized/

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

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

      An African satellite only cost a onetime payment of US$400 million and the continent no longer had to pay a US$500 million annual lease. Which banker wouldn’t finance such a project? But the problem remained – how can slaves,
      seeking to free themselves from their master’s exploitation ask the master’s help to achieve that freedom? Not surprisingly, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the USA, Europe only made vague promises for 14 years. Gaddafi put an end to these futile pleas to the western ‘benefactors’ with their exorbitant interest rates. The Libyan guide put US$300 million on the table; the African Development Bank added US$50 million more and the West African Development Bank a further US$27 million – and that’s how Africa got its first communications satellite on 26 December 2007.

      China and Russia followed suit and shared their technology and helped launch satellites for South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Algeria and a second African satellite was launched in July 2010. The first totally indigenously built satellite and manufactured on African soil, in Algeria, is set for 2020. This satellite is aimed at competing with the best in the world, but at ten times less the cost, a real challenge.

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

      African Monetary Fund, African Central Bank, African Investment Bank

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

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

      It is increasingly obvious that after Libya, the western coalition will go after Algeria, because apart from its huge energy resources, the country has cash reserves of around €150 billion. This is what lures the countries that are bombing Libya and they all have one thing in common – they are practically bankrupt. The USA alone, has a staggering debt of $US14,000 billion, France, Great Britain and Italy each have a US$2,000 billion public deficit compared to less than US$400 billion in public debt for 46 African countries combined.

      Inciting spurious wars in Africa in the hope that this will revitalise their economies which are sinking ever more into the doldrums will ultimately hasten the western decline which actually began in 1884 during the notorious Berlin Conference. As the American economist Adam Smith predicted in 1865 when he publicly backed Abraham Lincoln for the abolition of slavery, ‘the economy of any country which relies on the slavery of blacks is destined to descend into hell the day those countries awaken’.

      Regional Unity as an Obstacle to the Creation of a United States of Africa

      To destabilise and destroy the African union which was veering dangerously (for the West) towards a United States of Africa under the guiding hand of Gaddafi, the European Union first tried, unsuccessfully, to create the Union for the Mediterranean (UPM). North Africa somehow had to be cut off from the rest of Africa, using the old tired racist clichés of the 18th and 19th centuries ,which claimed that Africans of Arab origin were more evolved and civilised than the rest of the continent. This failed because Gaddafi refused to buy into it. He soon understood what game was being played when
      only a handful of African countries were invited to join the Mediterranean grouping without informing the African Union but inviting all 27 members of the European Union.

      Without the driving force behind the African Federation, the UPM failed even before it began, still-born with Sarkozy as president and Mubarak as vice president. The French foreign minister, Alain Juppe is now attempting to re-launch the idea, banking no doubt on the fall of Gaddafi. What African leaders fail to understand is that as long as the European Union continues to finance the African Union, the status quo will remain, because no real independence. This is why the European Union has encouraged and financed regional groupings in Africa.

      It is obvious that the West African Economic Community (ECOWAS), which has an embassy in Brussels and depends for the bulk of its funding on the European Union, is a vociferous opponent to the African federation. That’s why Lincoln fought in the US war of secession because the moment a group of countries come together in a regional political organisation, it weakens the main group. That is what Europe wanted and the Africans have never understood the game plan, creating a plethora of regional groupings, COMESA, UDEAC, SADC, and the Great Maghreb which never saw the light of day thanks to Gaddafi who understood what was happening.

      Gaddafi, the African Who Cleansed the Continent from the Humiliation of Apartheid

      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?

      Are Those Who Want to Export Democracy Themselves Democrats?

      And what if Gaddafi’s Libya were more democratic than the USA, France, Britain and other countries waging war to export democracy to Libya? On 19 March 2003, President George Bush began bombing Iraq under the pretext of bringing democracy. On 19 March 2011, exactly eight years later to the day, it was the French president’s turn to rain down bombs over Libya, once again claiming it was to bring democracy. Nobel peace prize-winner and US President Obama says unleashing cruise missiles from submarines is to oust the dictator and introduce democracy.

      The question that anyone with even minimum intelligence cannot help asking is the following: Are countries like France, England, the USA, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Poland who defend their right to bomb Libya on the strength of their self proclaimed democratic status really democratic?….

      ___________________________________________________________________________

  1. Jalil of the TNC puppet rat of NATO
    General Abdul Fatah Younes killed today in Benghazi – Middle East Transparent
    The trio who were killed:
    Abdul Fatah Younis and Mohammed Khamis and Naser Almadkor

    Abdul Fatah Younis ambush killing blamed on pro-Gaddafi forces

    Nightwatchers Over Libyan People & Gaddafi a écrit : « The National Transitional Council (TNC), the opposition administration based in Benghazi, claimed that Major-General Abdel Fatah Younes had been shot by pro-Gaddafi forces. But this was immediately dismissed by supporters of the commander, who claimed he had been killed by fellow revolutionary fighters.
    http://www.facebook.com/l/3AQCFIopu/youtu.be/OkDppSeKFxg »

    Libyan rebel army leader’s death announced at chaotic late-night press conference in Benghazi

    Chris Stephen in Misrata
    The Guardian, Friday 29 July 2011
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    General Abdel Fatah Younis
    Abdul Fatah Younis, former interior minister in the Gaddafi regime, has been branded ‘a hero of the revolution’ for defecting to the rebel cause. Photograph: Altaf Qadri/AP

    The Libyan rebels’ chief of army staff, Abdel Fatah Younis, has been killed in an assassination by pro-Gaddafi agents, according to the rebel authorities.

    The president of the ruling National Transitional Council, Abdul Mustafa Jalil, made the dramatic announcement of the death of Younis at a chaotic late-night press conference at a hotel in Benghazi.

    He told reporters that Younis had been called back from the frontline near Brega to Benghazi for questioning on the progress of the campaign, and suggested he had been killed by “pro-Gaddafi” forces on the route early in the morning.

    But questions remain over the lack of detail over how Younis died or who killed him. The general usually travels inside an armoured car in a multi-vehicle convoy with 30 armed guards, posing problems for any potential assassination team.

    Jalil said two senior rebel officers were killed alongside Younis, and demanded that what he called pro-Gaddafi elements he said were operating in Benghazi surrender or join the rebel forces.

    The shock announcement came after a day of heated speculation that Younis had been arrested on the orders of Jalil. Younis was Gaddafi’s former interior minister until he dramatically changed sides to join the revolution in February.

    The rumours were still swirling late on Thursday night, with armed men declaring their support for Younis appearing on the streets of Benghazi, claiming they would use force to free him from NTC custody.

    Soldiers loyal to Jalil from the 17 Brigade, Benghazi’s elite unit, had surrounded Younis’s house in the late afternoon.

    Then in the evening, Jalil said at the press conference that “with regret” he had to announce the death of general Younis. Jalil called him “one of the heroes of the 17th of February revolution”.

    Minutes later, gunfire broke out in the street outside the Benghazi hotel where the announcement was made, with machine gun bullets smashing windows.

    The press conference, which ended abruptly with the NTC president refusing to take questions, failed to explain how the general could have been ambushed in a highly guarded convoy.

    Younis has been a controversial figure as head of the rebel forces because – until the uprising – he was Muammar Gaddafi’s Interior Minister, one of his most trusted officials and confidants. The general’s friendship with Gaddafi dated from 1969 when he joined a group of fresh-faced army officers in deposing Libya’s king.

    But when riots came to the streets of Benghazi in February, he dramatically switched sides, joining the rebels and bringing the city’s interior ministry military brigade with him.

    That brigade was crucial in helping the under-armed rebels fight off the attacks by regime forces in the first days of the fighting, and command of this unit is believed to have been the key to the decision of rebel leaders in appointing him army commander.

    But his tenure as commander was stormy: he reportedly nearly came to blows with his rival for the army command, Klalifa Hefter, during a meeting in late March.

    For much of that month both men claimed to be in command of the ragtag rebel forces as they raced west towards Tripoli, only to be thrown back towards Benghazi in chaos and confusion.

    By April, Younis had won the political battle inside the National Transitional Council and was confirmed as chief of staff but he failed to use his new position to bring victory on the battlefield.

    Since April, the frontline has remained largely in stalemate, despite heavy Nato bombing of government forces around the key oil town of Brega.

    Younis launched an attack on Brega in June, only to see it beaten back.

    Two weeks ago, aided by some of the heaviest Nato tactical bombing of the war, he tried again, with a three-pronged attack on the town.

    Rebel military spokesmen repeatedly insisted that Brega was on the point of falling but, after a fortnight of fighting, the town remains in government hands.

    The rebels in the besieged city of Misrata have conspicuously refused to accept orders from Younis, to the extent of insisting that their fighters are not part of the Benghazi-controlled National Army.

    Many rebels were shocked by the news of the killing. “We respect him because he left Gaddafi; when he left a lot of colonels saw what Younis did and they defected also,” said Farouk Ben Ahmeda, a rebel fighter in Misrata.

    But few think that his military skills will be irreplaceable.

    “I don’t think that he was really a professional soldier; he didn’t command the soldiers well,” said Ben Ahmeda.

    The assassination will cause embarrassment and concern for the Foreign Office in the UK, as it comes just a day after the foreign secretary, William Hague, said that Britain would recognise the NTC as the legitimate government of Libya and expelling Gaddafi’s diplomats.

    London had hoped that after months of work, the NTC was now fit to govern. Unless Jalil can provide a full and public account of the assassination and the circumstances around it, that opinion may need to be revised.

    guardian.co.uk © Guardian News and Media Limited 2011

    REALITY IS IN FACT VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE FALSE INFORMATIONS GIVEN BY THE PSEUDO NTC AND BY NATO MEDIA…

    Since the end of March, we talked, often under the amused smiles of the media under the command of NATO, about the rival factions in vying for power in eastern Cyrenaica, from Benghazi to Dernah and Tobruk. These factions – which oppose Islamists, jihadists (of Al Qaeda or AQIM, the North African branch), monarchists, liberals, but also supporters of Paris, London or Washington, not to mention the servants of those in Cairo or Tehran (a Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah brigade combats with the rebels) – do not hesitate to resort to arms to settle their rivalry. Benghazi is a city under permanent siege.

    Where constantly confront each other a formidable pro-Gaddafi guerrilla, but also the rival rebel forces: militias, armed gangs and secret agents, and various Western special forces and those of Qatar and the Israeli Mossad. The assassination of a head of a French secret agency in Benghazi a few weeks ago took its place in these clashes.
    (Purportedly)
    Abdel Fateh YOUNES was caught by another rebel faction for “treason, spying for the…… Libyan regime “and was then taken to the 7 April barracks in Benghazi, questioned and eliminated with two of his aides. The disappearance of the body seems to confirm reports that they were tortured. “During the day, a rebel source had reported that Abdel Younes had been recalled Thursday morning from Brega, but could not indicate why, said Reuters. It was rumored here that he was suspected of conducting secret talks with the government of Muammar Gaddafi. ”

    His small personal army, the best and most trained of rebel militias, known as “Al Saiga” was at the front in Ajdabiya and had to go back to Benghazi to the rescue to protect him but it was too late. In front of the 7 April barracks, there were violent clashes between rebel troops, French, English, Qatari special forces and the small army of YOUNES. Led to a total cut of electricity and Benghazi became a ghost town!
    The two men belonged, as the former Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa (who defected to London and is accused of treason and being a double agent in Tripoli) to the liberal wing of the Libyan regime which has sought to liberalize the country since 2003 (*).

    General Abdel Fatah Younes killed today in Benghazi

    Thursday 28 July 2011

    MEtransparent Exclusive

    by Pierre Akel

    What is going on in Benghazi, the birthplace of the Libyan revolution?

    Metransparent has just learned that General Abdel Fatah younes has been assassinated today, immediately after his liberation. On his way home, General Younes was killed by some “unknown group” in Bengahzi.

    Earlier today, MEtransparent had reported on Younes arrest by order of the Transitional National Council, which later rescinded the arrest order and released him.

    Our sources suggest this crime could be a prelude for much agitation and even “chaos” in the rebels capital.

    *

    New: General Abdel Fattah Younes released under pressure from Benghazi factions

    In a new development, the Transitional National Council at Benghazi has released General Younes under pressure from military and civilian factions in Benghazi. Some factions have called for the dissolution of the Transitional Council which, according to its opponents, issued the arrest order at the worst possible moment during the fierce fighting for the control of Bregha.

    Sources added the rebel forces had to make a 10 kilometers retreat away from Bregha because of the confusion that followed the arrest of General Younes.

    A source in Benghazi just informed MEtransparent of the arrest, at 4:00 am this Thursday morning of General Abdel Fattah Younes at Bregha, where the rebels are fighting a fierce battle against Qaddafi forces. A force composed of 80 military vehicles proceeded to arrest General Younes who did not put any resistance. The battalions led by Younes sided with the rebels.

    The arrest order was given by the Transitional National Council of Benghazi on the basis of information about younes recent secret contacts with the Qaddafi government.

    General Younes, born in 1944, was Libya’s minister of interior, and head of Libyan Special Forces, until the Februrary revolution. Following confirmation that Younis had defected to the side of the rebels, he was declared commander-in-chief of the rebel armed forces.
    Younis

    Younis died on the field 23 JULY 2011: THE RAT IS DEAD! ???

    NO! The new report is that Younis lives!!!
    No, there were rumors about it, perhaps from the rebels, they said later that someone actually stole his passport and money so he left the Brega front to find the thief, and he found him in Benghazi, shot him stone dead and went back to the frontline

    BE CAREFUL, the REPORT COMES FROM TRICKY AL-JEZEERA

    A Millions Supporting Al Gaddafi:
    Rats channels confirmed that Abdulfatah younis and two with him got killed .
    thanks to my source
    Dena Eštokovje:
    did they die today??

    A Millions Supporting Al Gaddafi:

    well if you want my own analysis i would say if you remember days ago i told you unconfirmed news about Abdulfatah Younes got injured in the battlefield but the rats channels said that he is alive , today they announced that they arrested him , what for ? they want to tell people that we will put him in cage as prisoner , so what is this for ? to not show him in channels , also people in Benghazi if they heard about his death they will go out and kill all rats also rats in battlefield they will hand over their weapons and surrender or they will ran …… so so so , then they announced that he been assassination in dark situation . they can’t cover all of this .

    AJE: Libya opposition arrests senior leader General Abdel Fatah Younis
    Posted on July 28, 2011 by v1d

    General Abdel Fatah Younis, the chief of staff of the rebel forces in Libya, has been arrested by the National Transition Council.

    He is being held at an undisclosed military garrison in Benghazi. The reason behind the former minister of interior’s arrest on Thursday has not been made public.

    Al Jazeera’s Tony Birtley reporting from Benghazi quoted unconfirmed reports as saying he was arrested for dealing with and smuggling arms to Gaddafi loyalists.

    “He spent 40 years as one of Gaddafi’s right hand men as minister of defence and in charge of the special forces. So when he came over five months ago to the opposition cause it was quite a coup. But some people have had their doubts about… his loyalties…

    Some of his men have come back from the front line demanding his release. This is an ugly situation in the making,” our correspondent said.

    No, there were rumors about it, perhaps from the rebels, they said later that someone actually stole his passport and money so he left the Brega front to find the thief, and he found him in Benghazi, shot him stone dead and went back to the frontline ????

    News from LIBYA TROBLIS: “I learned that the Libyan nation may then find the body of Abdel Fattah Younes Rfiqih in Wadi Qattara (one of the ancient valleys found in Libya, which is away from the city of Benghazi, about 40 km) to open the file murder
    Too many questions, especially in light of the apparent contradiction in the statements of Abdul Jalil Mustafa on the arrest of the perpetrators of the assassination of Abdel Fattah Younes”
    ________________________________________________________________________

    Meanwhile, Libyan opposition fighters in the western mountains have launched attacks on several government-controlled towns, hoping to push out loyalist troops and open a route to the border.

    The attacks began around dawn as rebels descended from around the towns of Nalut and Jadu in an attempt to expel forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi from the Nafusa mountain foothills.

    By midday local time, rebels had taken and lost the town of al-Jawsh and reached the outskirts of Ghazaya, a significant base for Gaddafi’s troops near the Tunisian border.

    Four rebels were killed and 10 injured, while 18 loyalist troops were captured, according to opposition sources.

    l Jazeera’s James Bays, who approached al-Jawsh with the rebel advance, said fighters initially took the town and moved on but were caught by a surprise counterattack.

    Despite hitting al-Jawsh with artillery fire and attempting to clear out Gaddafi’s troops, some regime forces apparently remained in town, while others fired Grad rockets after the rebels entered.

    Farther west, Ghazaya had been bombard by rebel tanks and “long-range guns” throughout Wednesday night in preparation for the attack, an opposition source said.

    Rebels from Nalut assemble before moving out to attack Gaddafi positions

    The fight for Ghazaya continued into Thursday afternoon, and rebels claimed to have seized the nearby town of Takut. A rebel spokesman in Jadu claimed rebels had taken Ghazaya, but that claim was not confirmed by other sources.

    Hundreds of trucks carrying hundreds of fighters were involved in the operation at al-Jawsh, Bays said.

    It appeared to be the largest attack by opposition fighters in the Nafusa Mountains since the conflict began.

    Diplomatic recognition

    On Wednesday, the political vice continued to squeeze Gaddafi’s government, with the UK officially announcing its recognition for the Libyan opposition as the sole legitimate authority in the country.

    Khaled Kaim, Gaddafi’s deputy foreign minister, condemned the decision as “irresponsible, illegal and in violation of British and international laws” in a press conference in Tripoli.

    He said the government “will take necessary actions” and pursue a legal challenge to the move in both British and international courts.

    William Hague, the UK foreign minister, announced the recognition of the National Transitional Council (NTC) on Wednesday, 12 days after the US made a similar move.

    Britain also asked all diplomats belonging to Gaddafi’s government to leave the country.

    Recognition in the UK means the NTC can send its own diplomatic personnel, who will be treated like the representatives of any other government, and can receive millions of dollars in frozen oil funds.

    Mahmud al-Naku, a Libyan exile in Britain, has been tapped as the NTC’s ambassador, an opposition official announced on Wednesday.

    Britain will transfer about $147m in frozen assets to the NTC and has already said it will extend a $143m loan based on frozen Libyan funds.

    “In line with this decision, we summoned the Libyan charge d’affaires here to the foreign office this morning and informed him that he and other regime diplomats from the Gaddafi regime must now leave the United Kingdom,” Hague said on Wednesday.

    “We no longer recognise them as the representatives of the Libyan government and we are inviting the Libyan National Transitional Council to appoint a new Libyan diplomatic envoy to take over the Libyan embassy in London.”

    Expulsion order

    The current charge d’affaires and all eight remaining staff and their dependents have three days to leave the country, the UK foreign office said.

    In an audio message to loyalists on Wednesday, Gaddafi said that he and his people were “ready to sacrifice” in order to defeat NATO and the Libyan fighters.

    Al Jazeera’s Anita McNaught, reporting from the opposition stronghold of Benghazi in eastern Libya, said that the release of frozen funds would be welcomed by NTC leaders, as they had been running dangerously low on cash.

    She said that if the funds were handed over to the oil company that Hague named in his statement, they could go towards repairing an oil pipeline to one of the east’s largest oil fields, in Soriya.

    Mustafa Abdul Jalil, the head of the NTC, said in Benghazi on Wednesday that the UK’s decision “gives us a political and economic boost”.

    “This means Gaddafi and his followers are no longer legitimate,” he said.

    Britain’s diplomatic moves implement a decision made at the July 15 meeting in Istanbul.

    The US, Britain and 30 other nations recognised the NTC as the country’s legitimate government, and individual countries have followed that collective acknowledgement with individual announcements.

    But not all countries involved in the Libyan conflict have fallen in line.

    Russia has criticised such moves as a “policy of isolation” that takes sides in a civil war and goes beyond the UN mandate of protecting civilians.

    Russia has said Gaddafi must go and has recognised the NTC as a party to negotiations to end the conflict, but it has not disavowed Gaddafi’s government or said the NTC is the sole representative of the Libyan people.

    Source: Al Jazeera (A SOURCE YOU SHOULD NEVER TRUST)
    ————————————
    General’s family drives wedge of suspicion into Libya’s rebellion
    GRAEME SMITH
    BENGHAZI, LIBYA— From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
    Published Tuesday, 02 Aug. 2011 9:14PM EDT
    Last updated Tuesday, 02 Aug 2011 9:16PM EDT
    Younis' Family
    rom left to right: Mohammed Younis, nephew of the late General Younis, Moatasem Younis, son of General Younis, and Abdel Razag, cousin of Moatasem Younis. The family is seeking in inquiry into the death of General Younis.

    Charla Jones/The Globe and Mail
    On the night of his assassination, General Abdel Fatah Younis was last seen in the custody of heavily armed rebels, sitting in the back seat of an armoured sport-utility vehicle that rushed him inside a military camp on the outskirts of Benghazi, his family says.

    In their first interview with a Western journalist since his death, the general’s family offered new details about the events of July 28 that undermined the unity of Libya’s rebellion. They described a well co-ordinated operation to arrest the general from his headquarters in Ajdabiya and escort him 150 kilometres up the highway to Benghazi, blocking side roads and opening checkpoint gates for a huge posse of armed men. They say he arrived safely in Benghazi and his vehicle was not damaged, contradicting official claims that he was ambushed.

    The convoy’s final destination was the Garyounis Military Camp at the edge of town, where a rebel judiciary committee apparently wanted to ask the general about recent operations on the front lines. If anybody saw him alive after the questioning, nobody has informed his family.

    “We have a witness who saw him go into the camp,” said Moatasem Younis, the general’s son. “Nobody saw him leave.”

    The family’s description of his final hours contradicts official statements from the rebel council, whose leaders have described Gen. Younis being attacked during a moment of weak security – perhaps by agents of Colonel Moammar Gadhafi, or Islamist extremists – before, or after, his hours in custody.

    Rebel spokesmen declined to comment on Tuesday.

    The possibility that the general died inside the walls of the military camp has driven a wedge of suspicion between the rebel council and the militia that Gen. Younis assembled from former Special Forces units and his fellow Obeidat tribesmen, one of the most powerful factions on the eastern front. His men have vowed to continue the fight against Col. Gadhafi, but their ability to co-operate with other rebels on the battlefield remains unclear.

    The breakdown of unity comes at a sensitive moment for the rebels, just as they gain international recognition, including Canada’s, and access to millions in loans and unfrozen assets.

    The rebel leadership announced that an investigative committee will look into the assassination. The general’s family seems to have little faith in the process, however, and some of them are calling for a international role in the investigation, perhaps by the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

    Three of the general’s relatives spoke to The Globe and Mail at their sprawling family compound in Benghazi, in the same room where they first heard of his death. They had been watching a satellite news channel on the flat-screen television in their comfortable sitting room on the evening of July 28 when the top rebel leader, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, told a news conference about the killing. No representatives from the rebel council informed them beforehand, they said, and none visited to offer condolences during the traditional three days of mourning.

    “Anyway, we would not have accepted their condolences,” said Mohamed Hamid Younis, the general’s nephew. “We want the whole truth, and retaliation. Those responsible – the schemers, the masterminds – should be punished.”

    Despite their anger, the family has not turned against the rebel movement.

    Mohamed Hamid stood in front of thousands of mourners who thronged to the main square in Benghazi on Friday, and his speech emphasized that the family still supports the leadership of Mr. Jalil.

    Family members say they felt troubled by incorrect media reports that quoted one of the general’s sons, Ashraf, saying at the funeral that he “wants the green flag back,” a reference to Col. Gadhafi’s flag that was interpreted as nostalgia for the old regime. They now agree that Ashraf did not speak those words, remains loyal to the rebels, and had perhaps been misunderstood amid the shouts and clatter of gunfire at the graveyard.

    But they say that key rebel leaders have been disingenuous in public statements that distanced themselves from the events of that night.

    When the posse of rebels arrived in Ajdabiya to detain the general, they presented an arrest warrant with signatures of the deputy head of the rebel council, Ali Essawi, and a judge named Jomaa al-Jazwi.

    General Younis called both men before surrendering himself, the family says, and got assurances that the paperwork was legitimate.

    “Jomaa al-Jazwi said, ‘You should present yourself for justice, and I will be responsible for your safety,’” Moatasem Younis said, citing conversations with men who witnessed the scene. “So the general dismissed his guards.”

    Neither Mr. al-Jazwi nor Mr. Essawi could be reached for comment.

    The last time the general’s son spoke with him was about 2 a.m.; at that point, he had not yet departed Ajdabiya and seemed relaxed, telling his son he was sitting with his own people and everything would be okay.

    The general was not handcuffed, and climbed into the back of a bulletproof sport-utility vehicle along with his trusted aides, Colonel Muhammad Khamis and Major Nasir al-Madhkur. Riding shotgun in the front seat was a rebel named Mustafa Rubaa, a member of the Union of Revolutionary Forces who had been entrusted with the sensitive task of arresting the powerful general.

    Fawzi Bukatif, a senior commander who acts as a co-ordinator for the Union of Revolutionary Forces, confirmed that Mr. Rubaa accepted the assignment as an “individual” and not as a representative of the Union. He said that Mr. Rubaa safely delivered the general to Benghazi, as instructed. Like several other rebel leaders, Mr. Bukatif claimed that he personally knew nothing about the operation until later.

    But the general’s family said his men spoke directly with Mr. Bukatif when the posse arrived in Ajdabiya, and he advised them to give up Gen. Younis for questioning. The relatives had a similar story about Jalal al-Dogheily, the rebel defence minister, who they said encouraged the general to go peacefully.

    The reason why the general was recalled from the front lines remains unclear; his relatives said they do not want to discuss the contents of the arrest warrant, adding that they have not seen the document themselves.

    His family also declined to speak about who discovered his body, shot and burned, alongside the corpses of his two aides, dumped in a grassy field not far from his home. They are still waiting for a forensic report.

    While they have not reached any conclusions about who killed Gen. Younis, his family members say they remain deeply mistrustful of their supposed allies.

    “It’s not only Gadhafi who benefits from his death,” Moatasem Younis said. “It’s others who want to capture the revolution.”
    ________________________________________________________________________________
    Palo Krcho tells us to PLEASE SIGN AND SEND-in this petition:

    Dear Ambassador:

    Please put an immediate stop to NATO’s war of aggression against Libya by revoking UNSC 1973 (“the Resolution”).

    The Resolution was passed based on the allegation that the Libyan government had attacked defenseless civilians. This has proven false. The situation is one of internal armed conflict aggravated by unnecessary foreign interference on the side of counter-revolutionaries against the Libyan government in order to secure specific geo-strategic and economic interests. Furthermore, NATO has far exceeded the provisions of the Resolution.

    1. NATO is not protecting civilians

    a)NATO has been bombing Libya for almost 5 months during which time over 1,200 civilians have been killed, approximately 7,000 physically injured, and long term injuries from bomb ingredients yet to be determined;

    b)NATO’s bombs have impacted the psychological health of Libyans and stress-related illnesses, miscarriages, and suicides have sharply increased;

    c)The Tripoli airport radar tower was bombed this month along with food warehouses and numerous civilian locations in grave breach of the Geneva Convention;

    d)On or about 22nd July 2011, NATO bombed Libya’s water facility and then the factory that produces pipes to repair the water system. NATO has compromised the source of drinking water for all of Libya. Libya is now on the brink of a humanitarian disaster.

    2. Ceasefire and Peace Process

    Please implement an immediate ceasefire as was requested in the opening paragraph of UNSC 1973. Please withdraw any and all foreign troops on the ground in Libya, and initiate pursuit of peaceful resolution of the conflict with the assistance of Russia, China, and the African Union which, as the regional body to which Libya belongs, has a central role to play in ending this war.

    Yours sincerely,

  2. This is the worst terror–The millions peace march to the Mountains.!

    What justification can NATO have for this?
    Libya / Western Mountains, NATO aircraft and rebels attacking peaceful “march of liberation”

  3. The truth about Libya – الحقيقة من اجل ليبيا
    Breaking news:
    NATO allowed rebels to use the aircrafts above the city Brega!
    The goal is to search out and attack the Libyan army.This is violation of the prohibition of flights over Libya!

    “On 25 July 2011, the Libyan insurgents flew over Brega for approximately 8 hours in violation of UNSC 1973 which declared a no-fly zone over Libya.”

    The rebel RATS have never even once been asked to stop flying the aircraft which NATO has trained them to use.

  4. The truth about Libya – الحقيقة من اجل ليبيا
    Breaking news:

    Blown-up Libyan hospital
    blown hosptal 2

    blown hosp 3

    blown hosp 4

    Breaking news:
    Libya accused NATO of killing at least 7 people in a raid on a MEDICAL CLINIC and destroying stocks of FOOD today in the western Libyan town of Zliten.The strike on the small clinic for communicable diseases occurred between 8:00 and 8:30 am this morning.

    Breaking news:
    NATO bombed today HOSPITAL in Zliten!
    7 people were killed,3 doctors were among the dead at the Zlitan hospital,they worked there.
    So NATO,HOSPITAL is military facility? Monsters !

    THIS WAS A HOSPITAL after NATO blew it up!

    NATO: “This morning,we hit a number of military objectives in the area”
    Since when hospital is military objective ?!
    Breaking news:
    The number of victims increased.8 people were killed today, when NATO bombed a hospital.
    Breaking news:
    NATO is denying that it bombed hospital this morning,and killed civilians.

    Breaking news:
    “According to some reports, the alleged hospital bombing is an attempt by President Muammar Qaddafi’s regime to spread rumors of NATO attacks on civilian posts.”
    So now Gaddafi bombed his own hospital,and then blame NATO?
    Sick lies !

    Red Cat
    26 juillet 09:01
    ZLITAN, Libya (AP) —
    NATO HIT HOSPITAL !!! A hospital worker in western Libya said that NATO forces struck a local hospital on Monday and killed seven people, including three doctors.Ambulance driver Osama Mahmoud said three doctors were among the dead at the Zlitan hospital.”In this whole area there is no military,” Mahmoud told The Associated Press.

  5. NATO trying to commit mass murder in Libya
    Gadhafi vs NATO

    http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/25-07-2011/118587-NATO_trying_to_commit_mass_murder_in_Libya-0/
    25.07.2011
    culling by the NWO thrugh NATO in Libya

    Control room for the miracle in the desert–water

    Dishonourable cowards and bully nations of NATO are trying to mass murder Libyans with bombs to solve problems. Actually in the case of Libya, as in others previously, there are no problems, except that the people and/or leadership will not bow to the dictates of the Empire.

    I would like to ask those dastardly fools that fly those planes the question: do you know what you’re doing? No, you do not. Do you know who you are killing and what you are destroying? No, you do not. Do you know why you are being sent on these missions? No you do not. Have you heard of the Nuremberg Trials?

    It seems the countries of the west have forgotten Nuremberg. The main theme was the guilty had committed crimes against peace and crimes against humanity. It also was declared that military personnel cannot use “following orders” as an excuse for their behavior.

    Perhaps the pilots should make a note of that and get answers to these questions before another mission is flown. You will be prosecuted for war crimes for killing civilians and destroying civilian infrastructure and for violating international law. NATO is committing crimes against peace and crimes against humanity.

    water pipe plant

    On Friday, July 22nd, some of these mindless war criminals dropped bombs on Libya’s vital water pipeline, that supplies water to 70 percent of Libya’s population. Since when is a vital necessity for the sustaining of life a legitimate military target? Never!

    Those mindless criminals are now going to be the subject of an international search to find their identities so that they may be prosecuted for crimes against humanity.

    That bombing was an attempt at genocide, nothing less. The human being cannot live without water and no stretch of the imagination is going to excuse this horrendous crime.

    If that were not enough, then another bombing mission on the following day hit the factory that makes replacement pipes for the water system. It seems someone wanted to deliberately make sure the water system would stay non-functional.

    The U.N.is hereby on notice to lift a ban on importing spare parts so the water supply may be restored. The ill conceived U.N. Security Council resolutions ban imports of many items into Libya. These resolutions were passed under the conditions of fraud and disinformation.

    “The Libyan leader Moammar Al Gaddafi informed members of the Security Council in his message that the alliance decided to carry out mass murder against the Libyan people by targeting their only drinking water source, where billions were invested and without it life stops in Libya. He wondered what’s the relation between this factory and the protection of civilians that NATO claims it is carrying out?”

    The purpose of these bombs is not to “protect civilians” but to cause maximum suffering to the civilian population, which by international law is COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT.

    Collective punishment such as what these NATO pilots are guilty of is equal to or worse than anything perpetrated by the Nazis during the war.

    The Libyan people have been coming out in the millions, despite the plague in the sky…to demonstrate support for their government, leader and way of life. They will not go quietly into the night to be absorbed by the Empire. Libya and the Libyan people are not for sale.

    The terrorist force, when not in-fighting, is weak, demoralized and incompetent. Their head was recently cut off. *”According to press reports on Sunday, Major General Abdel Fattah Younes, head of the rebel forces army in Libya, was killed in the fighting in the Brega area some 10 days ago in what was described as “mysterious circumstances.”

    This self-appointed terrorist collection known as the National Transitional Council was recognized by some pretentious devil worshipping countries in violation of every international law. They have violated the sovereignty of Libya and the Libyan people.

    For their information, power to rule a country comes from the people who live in that country, not some garbage abroad, but enjoy your fantasy while you can, you have recognized nothing but dead men. But you certainly can’t tell a bunch of pig headed fascists anything. Beware to those countries and leaders who go along with this farce!

    This NATO war against Libya is illegal. It was only supposed to be a no-fly zone and even that was agreed to under false pretenses. Since the entire operation was approved due to false pretenses, it is illegal and must be stopped immediately.

    There is no doubt that besides oil, water is a crucial resource particularly in the Middle East, as the 2006 war against Lebanon by Israel was a water grab by Israel. No doubt the fascists would like to seize this wonder of the world under the Sahara desert in Libya.

    Unless the people on this planet descend upon their leaders like an avalanche, they will continue to act with gutless cowardice. It must be demonstrated that the wrath of the people will be more terrible than anything the Empire can concoct.

    Failing to act, to speak out, is cowardice. There is a moral obligation here to contact one’s leaders, to contact the United Nations missions of the various countries, particularly those countries that did not vote in favor of those UN Resolutions so that maybe they might take notice at how costly their cowardice will be for not using the power of the veto.

    Demand that NATO be dragged before the UN to answer for its crimes and the flaunting of international law.

    Don’t ever complain in the future when the law of the jungle decides it’s time to eat you alive if you are silent and do nothing now. Stand up for international law or be eaten by lawlessness and the law of the jungle.

    Lisa Karpova

    Pravda.Ru

  6. Gadhafi, desert mystic

    Dale Flegel
    Canadians please send this to the UN Canadian Ambassador, other nations send this with the appropriate names to your ambassador.
    Dear Ambassador: John McNee Please put an immediate stop to NATO’s war of aggression against Libya by revoking UNSC 1973 (“the Resolution”). The Resolution was passed based on the allegation that the Libyan government had attacked defenseless civilians. This has proven false. The situation is one of internal armed conflict aggravated by unnecessary foreign interference on the side of counter-revolutionaries against the Libyan government in order to secure specific geo-strategic and economic interests. Furthermore, NATO has far exceeded the provisions of the Resolution. 1. NATO is not protecting civilians a)NATO has been bombing Libya for almost 5 months during which time over 1,200 civilians have been killed, approximately 7,000 physically injured, and long term injuries from bomb ingredients yet to be determined; b)NATO’s bombs have impacted the psychological health of Libyans and stress-related illnesses, miscarriages, and suicides have sharply increased; c)The Tripoli airport radar tower was bombed this month along with food warehouses and numerous civilian locations in grave breach of the Geneva Convention; d)On or about 22nd July 2011, NATO bombed Libya’s water facility and then the factory that produces pipes to repair the water system. NATO has compromised the source of drinking water for all of Libya. Libya is now on the brink of a humanitarian disaster. 2. Ceasefire and Peace Process Please implement an immediate ceasefire as was requested in the opening paragraph of UNSC 1973. Please withdraw any and all foreign troops on the ground in Libya, and initiate pursuit of peaceful resolution of the conflict with the assistance of Russia, China, and the African Union which, as the regional body to which Libya belongs, has a central role to play in ending this war. Yours sincerely, (Your name here.) People in Canada, send this to prmny@international.gc.ca by email or Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza 885 Second Avenue, 14th Floor New York, NY 10017 USA By post.
    Par : Dale Flegel

  7. Al Qathafi Says Libyan Uprising “a Colonial Plot”
    http://www.tripolipost.com/articledetail.asp?c=1&i=6471
    Gadhafi sketch
    24/07/2011 11:32:00
    In another audio message broadcast on state television on Saturday, Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi said that the unrest that has swept the country since a popular uprising erupted mid-February was a “colonial plot.”

    Speaking on a day marking the anniversary of the 1952 coup in Egypt led by Gamal Abdel Nasser against the monarchy, Al Qathafi denied accusations by international rights groups of a brutal suppression of dissent and allegations that his regime had killed thousands of protesters.

    GADHAFI SPEAKS

    “They lie to you and say, ‘Libya kills its people with bullets, that is why we have come to protect civilians’,” Al Qathafi said, referring to the NATO air campaign that was mandated by the United Nations with the aim of protecting civilians in Libya.

    “Only eight people have been killed and an inquiry is under way to determine who killed them. There are no protests and no gunfire. Show us where the thousands of people (reportedly killed) are buried,” Al Qathafi said.

    Muammar Al Qathafi criticised the popular uprising in neighbouring Egypt that forced Hosni Mubarak from power, and heaped praise on toppled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, describing him as “poor and modest.” He said the former Egyptian President deserved honour rather than humiliation.

    Addressing Libya’s neighbours of Egypt and Tunisia who ousted their respective dictator Presidents Mubarak and Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali respectively, he asked: “Why did you undertake the revolution? Answer me, why did you undertake the revolution?”

    “Tunisia and Egypt, what did you accomplish with these revolutions? Substitution of one government regime for another?” asked Al Qathafi who came to power in a 1969 bloodless coup on September 1, 1969 inspired by Nasser’s pan-Arab ideals.

    “After you looted, destroyed and damaged the country, you want a new President?”

    He defended Mubarak, hospitalised since April and due to stand trial on charges of abuse of power and killing protestors, suggesting Egyptians had been hasty in pushing him from power without a clear alternative.

    The Libyan leader said: “I know Hosni Mubarak, a poor and modest man” who loves his people. “Instead of being humiliated, Hosni Mubarak should be honoured. It would have even been better if he had remained president of Egypt,” Al Qathafi said.

    The Libyan leader suggested Egyptians had been hasty in pushing Mubarak from power without a clear alternative.

      • Moammar al-Gadhafi Speech to Million Man Rally in Sirte, THURSDAY JULY 2011

        ”O beloved sons of Sirte, I greet you for this new million man rally of challenge and confrontation. Sirte is always the front line… the country of confrontation. Sirte provided the largest number of martyrs during the hundred years, from 1911 to 2011. This is the glory of Sirte. This is pride of the tribes of Sirte. Martyrs of every day are on the path of pride, dignity, Freedom, confrontation and challenge. A tribute to families of martyrs of Sirte tribes. Pride and glory for you. I salute beloved Sirte and its proud dear tribes of Warfalla, Furjan, Derbaiah, Ebadlah, Awlad Wafi, Zayainah, Misurata, Swaoh, Qadadfah, Awlad Suleman, Amamra, Ma’daan, Hamamlah, Jamaat, Magharbah, Hassoun, and Mashashiah, a tribute to these proud tribes. This is required in these historical glorious moments. This is the true challenge. * The Leader addressing one of the participating girls: “Long live, mum, who has written by henna” We face the unjust aggression by million man rallies to show them that their attempts are doomed to failure. Yes, I can see Jamaat tribe and I can see all banners.
        Their planes cannot scare us. They bombed everywhere and used all types of modern weapons, thinking that we will escape and shudder of fear and to give up, but we tell them ”Go to hell”. * The Leader addressing one of the participating women: “Long live, mum, long live with angels” This was born in a glorious moment. We tell them you should be ashamed and afraid, and convinced O naive and tyrants. These million man rallies are the whole Libyan people. I’ve told you that millions are with me. Here are the millions in the streets and fields. Who can face these millions? Come by all your planes and troops. You cannot face an army of millions. It is the first time in history to see an armed people of millions. So, the battle is already settled in favor of the people. Masses cannot be defeated. You will be defeated and turn your backs. It is a hopeless battle. For them, they must be convinced that they were dependent on petty traitors, those who do not have dignity or religion. They were dependent on the traitors. * The Leader addressing one of the participants: “Yes, Long live … I can see the words on your chest.
        But the masses will treat traitors underfoot in Benghazi. Tomorrow, proud Alawakir and Jawzaa tribes will crawl to Liberate Benghazi. Run away as long as you have time to escape. Run away quickly before it is too late. The masses will crawl to you. They will not forgive you. Even if Muammar Qaddafi had forgiven you, the masses would never forgive you, because you have destroyed the country… You have cooperated with colonialists for personal interests, O ignorant, trivial and failed persons. Who are you? Who are you who you come with NATO to your homes? Shame and disgrace upon you. But our tribes would not allow shame. Masses will crawl to you. * The Leader addressing one of the participating women: “Long live, mum, I can see you.”
        So, they have to be convinced that their battle is lost and hopeless. They have to return to their bases. Despised I do not talk with them, no talks between me and them till the Day of Resurrection, but the Libyan people can talk to them … The voice of the free and defiant Libyan people. Here is the Libyan people reply at them. Whatever they have done, they will fail. No more than hundred thousand of people left in Benghazi or Dernah, who are not able to get out due to the control of armed gangs that rule them with iron and fire. They are not able to get out, but the whole rest of Libyan people came out in million man rallies as you see now. Allah is great, forward… forward. Tribute to Sirte, the front line. The country of the most martyrs over a hundred years. Forward, a tribute to you.”

  8. Media coverage of Libya’s war has been one sided and completely ignored what the majority of Libyans felt about their government.
    I therefore decided to create this video and included in it visionary speech by NASSER that in retrospective will be seen as a prophecy because he predicted the tragedies we see today in Libya and all the Arab world.
    I do not see myself as an Arab Nationalist as I am Amazigh and proud of my roots but I do see a lot of truth in what Nasser was saying and I share his views that a geopolitical unity between Arab speaking countries would benefit the region and keep it safe from being easy prey by providing a pan-geographical protection to all members of the Arab league.
    Sadly nowadays the exact opposite is true and the Arab league’s new role is to issue declarations asking former colonial powers to bomb an Arab country who too is a member of the Arab league.
    Sadly because of the league’s shameful declaration, Arab solidarity today has now sunk to its lowest level in history!
    This event will never be forgotten in Arab and Islamic History.

    • Dr. Webster Griffin Tarpley interview on Press TV:
      Press TV:
      Analysts are saying that the killing of a senior figure like Younes could be a setback for revolutionaries – Do you agree with that assessment?

      Dr. Webster Griffin Tarpley: I think that’s putting it mildly. We have to remember that Younes was the military commander of the entire rebellion. He had been locked in a bitter rivalry with a guy called Khalifa Hifter (the name comes across as Hifter, or in the New York Times, Hafter or Hefter – but he’s the one). He lived here in Northern Virginia for quite a number of years. He’s a reputed CIA agent and general US agent.

      We’ve had this rivalry about who will control the armed forces. We’ve had it in the past when the Younes faction tried to call in NATO airstrikes to attack the Hafter faction and the Hafter faction called in strikes against the Younes people and now it’s been taken to the point of murder.

      According to the Associated Press, the killing was carried out by something called the February seventeenth martyrs brigade, which turns out to be a branch of the Libyan Islamic fighting group and that is a branch of al-Qaeda.

      So here we have al-Qaeda killing one of the top two or three people in the entire Benghazi rebel council and alarmingly, (Mustafa Abdul) Jalil, who has emerged as a kind of primus inter pares – Jalil has been covering for al-Qaeda by telling a totally fantasy story about how this happened, that he had been brought to Benghazi for questioning and so forth. In reality he was massacred on the road between Braga and Benghazi.

      Press TV: This obviously signals that there are divisions within the ranks of the revolutionaries. What do you make of that?

      Dr. Webster Griffin Tarpley: I have to say from my point of view that the revolutionaries are on the Gaddafi side – that’s the revolution; and these other people are agents of colonialism and imperialism, therefore [they are] counter revolutionaries.

      There’s a factional division between the people who left i.e. the expatriates who left and went to work for the CIA typified by Hafter and the people who stayed inside the country and dealt with Gaddafi, so there’s a big fault line right there. The other one is tribal in a sense that Younes was a member of the Obeida tribe, which is one of the largest ones in the Cyrenaica region of eastern Libya.

      At the funeral, his son cried out, “We want Gaddafi back. We want the green flag back.” That’s a heavy blow to the morale of this gaggle of rebels.

      So it looks to me like the entire situation may descend to a civil war inside a civil war where you’re going to have one faction killing another. Already by the end of June we had 15-20 or maybe as many as 40 armed factions; all of this looking very grim for the NATO side….

      …I think the fact that the late Younes’ son who is calling for a restoration of the Gaddafi regime and the green flag – I think that’s probably a strong undercurrent of opinion in Benghazi. They thought they were getting democracy.

      Killing factional opponents, massacring them out on the highway along with two Colonels, because there are two other people involved in this – important guys in their own right – that doesn’t look too much like democracy.

      Lots of egg [would be] on Hilary Clinton’s face tonight because these are the people that she just recognized – a bunch of murderous gangs like the five families of the New York mafia in Benghazi and that’s now what the US calls the government of Libya.

  9. Michel Collon a well known French investigative Journalist looks into the NATO Bombing in Sorman (Libya) That killed at least 15 civilians many of them children and injured many more.
    With English subtitles
    Collon demonstrates what we all suspected, that NATO knew very well that the residence of Khweldi alhamidi wasn’t a military objective and that the bombing was designed to scare Libyan officials… a tactic used by Israel.
    This is a horrific massacre that caused the loss of many members of Alhamidi
    family and many of his neighbors.

  10. Genet Tadesse 28 juillet 11:17
    Belgian court rejects Gaddafi daughter’s NATO complaint:
    Published on : 28 July 2011
    Aisha Gaddafi sought to seize on laws that give the kingdom’s courts universal jurisdiction in war crimes and genocide cases whenever the accused or the victim is located in Belgium.
    NATO is based in Brussels, but the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office said Wednesday the court had no jurisdiction because neither the victims nor the accused were Belgian, and the alliance officials have diplomatic immunity.
    The Libyan regime says one of Aisha’s brothers, Seif al-Arab Gaddafi, 29, her four-month-old daughter Mastoura, and nephews Seif and Carthage, both two years old, died in an 30 April 2011 NATO raid at 18:00.

    HERE is what they destroyed when they killed and bombed Saif al-Arab’s home in Tripoli on the evening of 30 APRIL 2011:

    Moammar and Saifya w grandbabies

    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/1126285/1/.html
    In the capital, preparations were under way for the funerals after afternoon prayers of Gaddafi’s second youngest son Seif al-Arab, and three of his grandchildren.
    Government spokesman Mussa Ibrahim told reporters early on Sunday that the house of Gaddafi’s son “was attacked tonight with full power.
    “The attack resulted in the martyrdom of brother Seif al-Arab Muammar al-Gaddafi, 29 years old, and three of the leader’s grandchildren,” Ibrahim added.

    Gaddafi and his wife were in the building with his son, Ibrahim said, calling the strike “a direct operation to assassinate the leader,” who he said “is in good health — he wasn’t harmed. His wife is also in good health.”

    Ibrahim said Gaddafi’s location was “leaked.”

    “They knew about him being there, or expected him for some reason.”

    The children killed were a boy and a girl, both aged two, and a baby girl of four months, he said.

    Gaddafi tanks pound rebel city ahead of son’s funeral
    Posted: 02 May 2011 1723 hrs
    Supporters of Muammar al-Gaddafi.

    Photos 1 of 1
    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/1126285/1/.html
    Supporters of Muammar al-Gaddafi.

    MISRATA, Libya: Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi launched a new armoured incursion into the besieged rebel city Misrata on Monday ahead of the funeral of his son, killed in a NATO-led air strike.

    Overnight fighting around Libya’s third largest city killed at least six people and wounded dozens, medics said, after the deadly air raid sparked angry protests against Western diplomatic residences in Tripoli.

    “Gaddafi’s tanks are attempting to enter the city through Al-Ghiran,” a southwestern suburb of Misrata near the airport, a rebel official said.

    At least four or five tanks, which had been concealed at the government-held airport to avoid NATO air strikes, were engaged in the offensive, another rebel official said.

    AFP correspondents in the Mediterranean port city heard heavy tank fire from 6:00 am (0400 GMT), answered by heavy machinegun fire from the rebels.

    “We have counted six dead and several dozen wounded,” a medical official told AFP at around 9:30 am (0730 GMT) after the overnight clashes. The official had no immediate word on how many casualties were civilians.

    “We have seven intensive care beds but at the moment there are eight who need them,” another medic said.

    “The eighth is having to make do without a respirator and the nurses are having to help him breathe manually. If we get another critically ill patient, he will die,” said the doctor, a Western volunteer.

    The last major rebel bastion in western Libya, Misrata is surrounded by pro-Gaddafi forces and entirely dependent on supply by sea.

    Loyalist troops have repeatedly pounded the port, killing two rebel fighters on Sunday alone, witnesses said.

    In the capital, preparations were under way for the funerals after afternoon prayers of Gaddafi’s second youngest son Seif al-Arab, and three of his grandchildren.

    Government spokesman Mussa Ibrahim told reporters early on Sunday that the house of Gaddafi’s son “was attacked tonight with full power.

    “The attack resulted in the martyrdom of brother Seif al-Arab Muammar al-Gaddafi, 29 years old, and three of the leader’s grandchildren,” Ibrahim added.

    Gaddafi and his wife were in the building with his son, Ibrahim said, calling the strike “a direct operation to assassinate the leader,” who he said “is in good health — he wasn’t harmed. His wife is also in good health.”

    Ibrahim said Gaddafi’s location was “leaked.”

    “They knew about him being there, or expected him for some reason.”

    The children killed were a boy and a girl, both aged two, and a baby girl of four months, he said.

    Demonstrators torched vacant British and Italian diplomatic buildings in Tripoli in response, prompting Britain to expel the Libyan ambassador.

    “The Vienna Convention requires the Gaddafi regime to protect diplomatic missions in Tripoli,” British Foreign Secretary William Hague said.

    “By failing to do so that regime has once again breached its international responsibilities and obligations.”

    The Italian foreign minister denounced the “grave and vile actions.”

    Britain had recalled its envoy to Tripoli at the start of the conflict, and Italy closed its mission in March.

    Libya’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaim called the attacks on diplomatic missions “regrettable,” and said Tripoli would take responsibility for repairs.

    He said police had been overwhelmed by the crowds.

    The Roman Catholic Bishop of Tripoli, Giovanni Martinelli, confirmed to an Italian television channel that Seif al-Arab had been killed.

    He appealed for an end to the bombing. “I ask, please, out of respect for the pain due to the loss of a son, a gesture of humanity towards the leader,” he said.

    Dr Gerard Le Clouerec, a French surgeon working at a private clinic in Libya, said he examined the body of a man who was, in comparison to photos, “most probably the son of Colonel Gaddafi,” along with the bodies of two young children whose faces had “disappeared.”

    In his estimation, all three were killed in an explosion.

    On a guided visit on Sunday, Ibrahim showed journalists a heavily damaged house in the Gharghour area where the attack took place.

    The Western alliance vowed more strikes, although the operation commander stated “we do not target individuals.” !!
    -AFP/ck

    • 17h/ BRUSSELS — Attorneys have filed a civil lawsuit in Belgium accusing NATO of killing 13 civilians, including 3 children, by bombing the Khaled al-Hamedi residence in Sorman, Libya. Marcel Ceccaldi, a Paris-based lawyer, said Thursday he also has asked the Brussels District Court to send two experts to Libya to assess the physical and psychological damages of the attack near Tripoli in June so that he can determine what monetary compensation to seek from NATO.

      IRNA Marcel Skalds and Jason Desbois , a French and Belgian lawyers of Muammar Gaddafi announced in a joint statement that on Thursday in Brussels by the Belgian laws they sue North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on behalf of victims of the fighting alliance operations in Libya. The web-site “Al-Yaum Al-Sabee” said on thursday morning.

      Footnote of very late THURSDAY EVENING:
      (SEE BELOW) NATO BOMBS the next day, late at night, found Khaled al-HAMEDI, their intended target all along. So the whole HAMEDI clan, except for Kuvilda al-Hamedi (co-leader of the bloodless ’69 Revolution), were wiped-out in NATO bombings.

  11. Мирослав Плетикоса
    In the wake of holy month of Ramazan: Saudi imam called upon the rebels to lay down their arms, and called upon Libyans to be united and loyal to their government.
    http://www.istinaolibiji.com/tema-dana/908-uoci-svetog-mjeseca-ramazana-saudijski-imam-pozvao-separatiste-na-predaju-a-narod-libije-na-jedinstvo-i-lojalnost-svojoj-vladi.html
    25.7.2011

    The stalemate on almost all fronts in Libyan war is slowly bringing religion to the focus of attention. The reason for that is the forthcoming holy Muslim month of Ramazan, a month of fasting.

    European leaders, who rushed into the Libyan conflict explaining the reason to interfere, estimated that it will all be over by the month of Ramazan, however the separatists were slowed down by several factors, including lack of organization and unexpected endurance of Libyan army. With Ramazan coming, experts claim, NATO will have to reduce the intensity of the intervention, if they want to avoid possible civilian victims, whole the fast will be a serious problem for the separatists, being observed by most of their fighters and all of Libyan army soldiers. At the same time, Saudi imam sheikh Hamud al Anzi, revered as one of most important Saudi religious scholars, made public statements regarding Libyan crisis. In his address, he publically emphasized that Muammar Gaddafi is a muslim leader against whom muslims are forbidden to fight with arms. Imam al Anzi said that NATO soldiers are dirty soldiers who want to destroy a muslim country with their dirty plan. He invited all muslim religious leaders to issue fatwas and oblige Libyan separatists to lay down their arms because they are willingly or unwillingly assisting the crusaders against their Muslim brothers, and invited them to start negotiating with Gaddafi. “Libyan people have a duty to support their leaders against NATO troups and traitors whose only goal is to create intrigues and instability between people of Libya.”
    Uoči svetog mjeseca ramazana: Saudijski imam pozvao separatiste na predaju a narod Libije na jedinst
    http://www.istinaolibiji.com
    Koalicija snaga SAD, Britanije, Francuske, Italije i Kanade je otpocela vojnu agresiju na Libijski narod pod izgovorom da imaju cilj zastite civila. Ovaj portal je izraz protest protiv ove vojne akcije uperene protiv libijskog naroda.

    ________________________
    al-GADHAFI will honor this; he is merciful and full of love.
    He has already accepted many former Rebels back into the fold of the
    JAMAHIRIYA, if they lay down their arms and remain peace-loving citizens, with no punishments what-so-ever toward them.

  12. The Role of the UN Security Council in Unleashing an Illegal War against Libya

    Ronda Hauben | 20:14 BeiJing Time,Friday, 22 July 2011
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    Journalists Question Security Council Support for Rebel Group

    At the April 4 press conference marking the beginning of the Colombian Presidency of the Security Council for April, Nestor Osorio, the Colombian Ambassador to the United Nations was asked what on the surface would seem an unusual question by one of the journalists. The journalist said (1):

    “In the wake of Security Council Resolution 1973 [authorizing military action against Libya–ed] are we to expect a more aggressive and proactive posture on the part of the Security Council in supporting rebel groups?”

    The journalist gave several examples of such rebel groups as the IRA in the UK, ETA in Spain and perhaps the Corsican rebels in France. Another journalist added the example of the FARC in Colombia.

    The question referred to the fact that with SC Resolution 1973, the UN Security Council had taken on to support an armed insurgency fighting against the government of a member nation of the UN.

    The Colombian Ambassador responded that SC Resolution 1973 had not been adopted to support the rebels in Libya, but a rebel group which started out as civilians who had now become the core of the armed rebellion. The reason the Security Council had taken up the issue of Libya, he said, was because a member of the Security Council, Lebanon, had brought the issue to the Security Council. Ambassador Osorio added that the Arab League had asked for concrete action from the Security Council on Libya.

    Is it, as Ambassador Osorio proposed, that the issue of Libya was taken up by the Security Council because Lebanon, a member of the Security Council, brought the issue to the attention of the other members? Is it that the Security Council was just deferring to the expertise of the Arab League, which the Colombian Ambassador presented as the relevant regional organization with respect to Libya?

    The Colombian Ambassador’s remarks raise the question of how the Security Council made the decision to approve SC Resolution 1970 against Libya, the first of two resolutions on the issue. Was it as the Colombian Ambassador claimed because of a recommendation from the appropriate regional group, or was there a more complex process at work? Also, significantly in this situation, there were actually two conflicting recommendations to the Security Council from two groups, one from the Arab League, which is not a geographical regional group but is organized on some other basis, and the other from the geographic regional group that Libya is part of, from the African Union.

    What were the factors that influenced the Security Council decisions first, to pass Security Council Resolution 1970 authorizing stringent sanctions, including a referral of Libyan officials to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and then, subsequently, to pass SC Resolution 1973, which authorized a no-fly zone and other military action? Ultimately these decisions set the basis for the NATO military alliance to join with the armed insurgency fighting against the government of Libya.

    While it is difficult to determine the specific underlying reasons for Security Council action, this article will demonstrate that the explanation provided to journalists at the Colombian press conference differs significantly from the actual sequence of events that occurred at the Security Council with respect to Libya. By failing to account for the actual sequence of events that occurred, the Colombian Ambassador’s response left unanswered the critical question. How had the Security Council come to authorize military action against a member nation of the United Nations, in support of an armed insurgency against the government of that nation? Such a course of action is clearly contrary to the UN Charter provision not to intervene in the internal affairs of a member nation of the UN (Article 2 Section 7).

    How the Issue of Libya was Brought to the Security Council

    Looking back at the sequence of events by which the issue of Libya was brought to the Security Council, leads to an important observation. It was not a Security Council member nation which started this process. Nor was it the Arab League. Rather it was a party that one could argue had no legitimate basis to speak at the United Nations, especially not to the Security Council.

    This party, was, by that time, the former Chargé d’Affaires to the United Nations for the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Ibrahim Dabbashi. Dabbashi had taken the unusual actions of first announcing to the press that he had defected from representing the government of Libya at the UN, and then requesting an emergency meeting of the Security Council about the situation in Libya. His request to the Security Council began a process which, in less than a week, resulted in passing the stringent sanctions against Libya and the referral of its officials to the ICC that are included in SC Resolution 1970. SC Resolution 1970 then set the stage for SC Resolution 1973 passed three weeks later which authorized military action against Libya.

    February 21 is an important date in this set of events. It is on February 21 that Dabbashi announced his defection from the service of the government of Libya at the United Nations. While an appropriate course for a defecting government official from a country would be to resign his official position as a Deputy Ambassador for Libya at the United Nations, this is not what happened.

    It is also on February 21 that another important event occurred, though not at the UN. Another Libyan official, Nouri al Mesmari, officially announced his defection from his Libyan government position. Living in France under the protection of the French government, he gave an interview to the French newspaper Liberation about his defection.

    What is significant about Mesmari’s action is that his defection puts Dabbashi’s defection in a broader context. A widely circulated article in the Italian newspaper Libero, an article which has not been refuted or denied, provides this context.(2) Mesmari left Libya in October 2010 for Paris, four months before the alleged suppression of demonstrations cited as one of the pretexts for the NATO aggression against Libya. Mesmari had been an important Libyan official with vast knowledge of and contact with the foreign service officials of Libya and vast knowledge of Libya’s contacts with government officials in other countries.

    Libero reported that after Mesmari went to Paris in October 2010, he was in contact not only with French foreign intelligence officials, but also with elements of the Libyan opposition. His actions help to shed light on the events in Libya in February 2011. Learning about some of the activities Mesmari was part of between October 2010, and February 2011, several commentators propose that Mesmari, along with other opposition activists, and officials in the French intelligence, helped to foment the uprising in Benghazi that took place in February 2011.(3)

    Unlike the Egyptian non violent protests, the uprising in Benghazi very quickly became an armed uprising against the government of Libya. Western media accounts of this rebellion, and Arab news media like Aljazeera, reported a series of unverified allegations by those involved in the rebellion itself, with little or no evidence presented to verify the accuracy of the reports. To this date, there is no evidence for the widely reported “use of mercenaries” or “bombing his own people.” (4)

    Mesmari was granted protection by the French government. In his February 21 interview with the French publication Liberation about his defection, he accused the Libyan government of genocide. He gave no evidence to support his claim.

    Similarly, when Dabbashi held a press conference at the Libyan Mission to the UN on February 21, he claimed that the Libyan government was guilty of genocide. He, too, offered no evidence for his allegations. He called for the overthrow of the Libyan state headed by Muammar Gaddafi. Similarly, the lawyer for the Libyan mission spoke to journalists at the February 21 press conference. He indicated to journalists that he was from Benghazi. He, too, called for the overthrow of Gaddafi, the long time head of the Libyan state (a position called ‘Guide’).

    Following is the content of the letter that Dabbashi, as a defector from the official government of Libya, sent to the Security Council. The letter is dated February 21, 2011 (5):

    “In accordance with rule 3 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council, I have the honour to request an urgent meeting of the Council, to discuss the grave situation in Libya and to take the appropriate actions.”

    The letter is listed as an official document of the Security Council, and given the document identification symbol S/2011/102, dated February 22, 2011.

    It is worth noting that Rule 3 of the Security Council’s Provisional Rules of Procedure provides for a member nation of the United Nations to request a meeting.(6) Under Rule 3, Dabbashi, as a defecting Deputy Ambassador of Libya, was not entitled to take part in any Security Council procedures, especially not to request a meeting of the Security Council to take punitive action against the government he has defected from and is seeking to overthrow.

    Monday, February 21 was an official UN holiday (Presidents’ Day in the US) and the United Nations was not open. On the next working day at the UN, on Tuesday, February 22, the Security Council held a closed meeting on the situation in Libya, under the title “Peace and Security in Africa – Libya”.(7) At the meeting the Security Council heard a report on developments in Libya from Lynn Pascoe, the Under Secretary General for Political Affairs at the UN. In addition to the 15 members of the Security Council, 74 other nations of the UN were present at the closed meeting without any right to vote. So was Dabbashi.

    The Libyan Ambassador to the UN, Abdel Rahman Shalgham also attended the February 22 Security Council meeting, along with Dabbashi. In informal comments after the meeting, Shalgham indicated that he had been in contact with a relative in Tripoli and was told that the alleged atrocities that the media was claiming had happened in Tripoli were not true. Similarly, speaking to the press, he indicated that he had been in contact with government officials in Tripoli who said that they, too, disputed the claims of atrocities taking place in Tripoli and planned to invite journalists from Al Arabiya and CNN to see for themselves that the allegations were inaccurate.(8)

    After he made his presentation to the Security Council, Under Secretary General for Political Affairs, Lynn Pascoe spoke to the press at a stakeout. He was asked if he had any evidence of atrocities in Tripoli. He responded that the UN people on the ground there had no such direct evidence. (9)

    Describing the February 22 closed meeting of the Security Council, the Reuters News Agency said that most of the Libyan delegation had defected. Reuters reported that the Security Council met at the request of Dabbashi, who “was no longer working for the Libyan government”. It would appear to be a serious breach of UN protocol for a defecting official who had formerly been the representative of a nation that is a member of the UN, to be able to request a Security Council meeting and to have the Security Council grant the meeting and allow the defecting official to participate in the meeting. Similarly, to allow the defecting diplomat to make unverified allegations at the meeting against the government of a UN member nation would only compound the serious violation of the UN Charter represented by this abuse of UN processes.

    Here is the Reuters report (10):

    “UNITED NATIONS | Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:42pm GMT (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council held closed-door discussions on Tuesday on the crisis in Libya, with Western envoys and Libya’s own breakaway delegation calling for action by the 15-nation body…

    The council met at the request of Libyan Deputy Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi, who along with most other staff at Libya’s U.N. mission announced on Monday they were no longer working for leader Muammar Gaddafi and represented the country’s people. They called for Gaddafi’s overthrow.”

    Taking into account Mesmari’s activities with French intelligence officials and Libyan opposition figures, there is the basis to assume that there were powerful forces acting behind the scenes at the UN supporting Dabbashi’s activities and encouraging the Security Council to allow this abuse of its processes.

    False Media Reports about Libya

    Among the media reports at the time were unverified allegations that Libyan government planes were shooting at civilians in Tripoli and that there were many dead in various parts of Libya. Also there were reports that Gaddafi had fled to Venezuela. Gaddafi and the Libyan government disputed these reports, with a video demonstrating Gaddafi was in Libya. This video was shown around the world demonstrating the inaccuracy of the false allegations being made about Libya. Also, the Libyan media disputed that there had been any such shooting of civilians from planes in Tripoli. Later Russian media provided reports of Russia’s surveillance of aircraft activity of Libya during this period. That surveillance did not show any firing from aircraft.(11)

    Despite having defected, Dabbashi continued to have access not only to the Security Council processes, but also to official UN press stakeouts to speak to reporters as if officially the representative of a member nation of the UN. At these press stakeouts Dabbashi attacked the Libyan government, accusing it of genocide, without offering any proof for his claims. He also continued to call for the overthrow of the government of Libya.

    Then on Friday, February 25, the Libyan Ambassador to the UN, Abdel Rahman Shalgham announced his defection and denounced the Libyan government during a Security Council meeting.

    The President of the Security Council invited the defecting Ambassador to take part in the meeting under Rule 37 of the Security Council’s Provisional Rules of Procedure. Rule 37 specifies that it is a member nation that can be invited to participate. A defecting Ambassador or diplomat has no basis to take part in a UN Security Council meeting. The Rule reads (12):

    “Rule 37 Any Member of the United Nations which is not a member of the Security Council may be invited, as the result of a decision of the Security Council, to participate, without vote, in the discussion of any question brought before the Security Council when the Security Council considers that the interests of that Member are specially affected, or when a Member brings a matter to the attention of the Security Council in accordance with Article 35 (1) of the Charter.”

    An Ambassador who defects, by that act, is ceasing to represent the UN member nation. According to the rules of protocol (2005) online at the UN website, once an Ambassador ceases to represent his member nation, one would expect him to submit his resignation to the Secretary General. Thus it is not appropriate for him to be invited to take part in a Security Council meeting under Rule 37 of the Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Security Council. This Rule applies to an official representative of a member nation of the UN, not to someone who claims that he no longer represents that nation. Following is the relevant section of the rules of protocol (13).

    “Section X Termination of Service at Permanent/Observer Missions:

    Permanent Representative

    Before relinquishing his/her post, a Permanent Representative/Observer should inform the Secretary-General in writing and, at the same time, communicate the name of the member of the mission who will act as Chargé d’Affaires a.i. pending the arrival of the new Permanent Representative/ Observer. It is of special importance to note that a Chargé d’Affaires a.i. cannot appoint himself and can hold this function only after being appointed by the Permanent Representative/ Observer or by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State concerned.”

    It would appear to be outside the procedure provided for by Security Council rules for a defecting Ambassador to be part of a Security Council meeting as the representative of the government he claims he no longer represents, and denouncing the member nation he has defected from.

    At the Security Council meeting on February 25, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon spoke to the Security Council about the situation in Cote d’Ivoire and Libya. In his remarks on Libya, the Secretary General claimed he was basing his reports on accounts from “the press, human rights groups and civilians on the ground.” He acknowledged that there was no conclusive proof for his allegations, but dismissed this lack of verifiable information by saying that action should be taken along with efforts to get more reliable information. This action is contrary to other situations where the Secretary General recognized the need for an impartial fact finding group and appointed such a group to obtain the needed information to determine what course of action to take to promote a peaceful settlement of the situation.

    After the Secretary General presented his unverified allegations, the defecting Libyan Ambassador was called on to speak. By February 25, Shalgham, too, had defected. (One could imagine that pressure for his defection may well have been a fear of the referrals to the ICC of Libyan officials being planned by some Security Council members.)

    Contrary to an earlier promise to journalists that if he no longer supported the Libyan government, he would resign, Shalgham did not formally resign. Instead, he continued to use Security Council processes to encourage the Security Council to impose sanctions and ICC referrals on the government of Libya.

    In his presentation to the Security Council meeting on Friday, February 25, Shalgham made a virulent denunciation of the Libyan government, complete with analogies to Hitler. Shalgham ignored the conflicting accounts of what was happening in Benghazi and instead painted a picture of peacefully demonstrating civilians unjustly subjected to a massacre.(14) Shalgham presented no proof for his allegations nor was he asked to present any. Instead, he was consoled by the Secretary General and members of the Security Council, with several Security Council members, embracing and comforting him.

    The following day, Saturday, February 26, a day long emergency meeting was held at the Security Council. While the Security Council was discussing a resolution about Libya, Shalgham is reported to have sent a letter to the Security Council to influence the votes of its members.

    One journalist offered the following as the content of the letter Shalgham sent to the Security Council(15) :

    “With reference to the Draft Resolution on Libya before the Security Council, I have the honour to confirm that the Libyan Delegation to the United Nations supports the measures proposed in the draft resolution to hold to account those responsible for the armed attacks against the Libyan Civilians, including trough [sic] the International Criminal Court.”

    According to journalists waiting outside the Security Council meeting on Saturday February 26, some Security Council members indicated that their aim was to induce more defections of Libyan officials by including referrals to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Security Council resolution they were proposing. This is using the ICC as a political tool rather than as a means of punishing actual crimes.

    Libya is not a member of the treaty creating the ICC. Though the UN Charter provides for the Security Council to create tribunals it has no provision to force a nation not a member of a treaty organization creating a tribunal to be subject to its jurisdiction. When Security Council members are asked under what authority they refer a national of a state not a member of the ICC to its jurisdiction, they cite a provision in the ICC treaty. But a provision of the ICC treaty cannot be substituted for some provision of the UN Charter. No provision of the UN Charter has been cited as providing the authority for the Security Council referrals of non treaty members to the jurisdiction of the ICC.

    Late in the day, on Saturday February 26, the Security Council passed Resolution 1970, imposing strong sanctions against Libya and referring Gaddafi and several others to the ICC. No proof of any wrongdoing was presented and no reference was made to any investigation into the allegations.

    When the French Ambassador Gérard Araud explained why he voted in favor of SC Resolution 1970, he referred back to Shalgham’s “moving statement” at the meeting on Friday Araud said(16):

    “Yesterday, the Permanent Representative of Libya (sic) made to this Council a moving appeal for assistance. France welcomes the fact that the Council has today unanimously and forcefully responded to that appeal”.

    In explaining his vote in favor of Security Council Resolution 1970, the Indian Ambassador explained that he was not inclined to support the referral to the ICC, but he was responding to the letter sent to the Security Council by Shalgham urging the Council to do so. The Indian Ambassador said:

    “(W)e would have preferred a calibrated and gradual approach. However, we note that several members of the Council, including our colleagues from Africa and the Middle East, believe that referral to the Court would have the effect of an immediate cessation of violence and the restoration of calm and stability. The letter from the Permanent Representative of Libya (sic) of 26 February addressed to you, Madame President, has called for such a referral and strengthened this view. We have therefore gone along with the consensus in the Council.”

    Similarly the Nigerian Ambassador explains:

    “We have taken into consideration the letter dated today from the Permanent Representative of Libya (sic) supporting the measures as we have proposed.”

    The Brazilian Ambassador also refers to the appeal by the defecting Ambassador in explaining her vote for Sec. Council Resolution 1970:

    “In our deliberations today, Brazil paid due regard to the views expressed by the League of Arab States and the African Union, as well as to the requests made by the Permanent Mission of Libya to the United Nations.”(17)

    At the meeting, Dabbashi was given the floor to speak on behalf of Libya.

    Dabbashi denounced Gaddafi and thanked the Security Council members for granting his request for harsh measures against Libya and members of its government.

    The Secretary-General as the last speaker on the Security Council agenda, spoke about how he welcomed the sanctions and saw them as a means for a new governance regime in Libya. He said:

    “The sanctions that the Council has imposed are a necessary step to speed the transition to a new system of governance that will have the consent and participation of the people.”

    This sequence of events can only be seen as a violation of the Security Council’s obligations under the UN charter. The provision of the Security Council rules used to invite the defecting former Libyan government officials into Security Council meetings were provisions providing for officials representing the government of Libya to speak. The defecting officials were now former government officials and as such had no authority to speak for the official government of Libya, and no authority to appear at Security Council meetings as officials of Libya.(18)

    The actions of such officials were not the actions of a member government. Unspoken was the process of how they had defected and through what arrangements with US and other western government agencies they had gained the ability to remain in the US and to participate in Security Council procedures. The Security Council was providing support and aid to members of a group attempting to carry out a coup against the government of Libya. Such an action is contrary to the obligations of the UN Charter requiring the non-intervention in the affairs of member nations.

    The Security Council supported these defectors acting to overthrow the government of Libya. Also it failed to make any effort to initiate an independent investigation of what was happening in Libya. Apart from the biased western or Qatar supported media reports (reports from Aljazeera only represented the Libyan opposition viewpoint when it reported on the Libyan conflict.), the Security Council did not seek out any other source of information. UN personnel in Libya were not requested to investigate the allegations.

    No legitimate Libyan government official was invited to take part in Security Council proceedings. When the Libyan government tried to appoint legitimate government officials to replace the defector delegation, the US government would not approve the visa requests for the replacement delegates, in violation of the Host Country obligations of the US. In this way, the US prevented the Libyan government from being able to present its case before the Security Council.

    By March 3, 2011, the Spokesman for the Secretary General acknowledged that the Secretary General had received notice from the Libyan government withdrawing the credentials of Dabbashi and Shalgham. (19) Yet for a period of time, they had continued to speak to reporters at the official Security Council stakeout and their statements to the press were covered by the UN media services and were treated as official Libyan government statements available at the UN Security Council website.

    Eventually the access of the two diplomats was converted from diplomatic passes into courtesy passes granted at the discretion of the Secretariat so they could continue to have access to the UN, but on a more restricted basis than the official diplomatic access.

    When some journalists questioned the grounds on which these defector diplomats continued to have access to official UN and Security Council procedures such as requesting a meeting of the Security Council, the spokesman for the Secretary General said that someone who has presented credentials to the Secretary General is the representative of a nation (20):

    Disagreeing with the Spokesman’s response, one journalist pointed out that the “Request for a meeting of the Security Council normally is by request from Member States, not from Ambassadors sitting in missions. Ambassadors ask for a meeting of the Council on the basis of a letter from the Foreign Ministry and, in this case, presumably there is no such letter emanating from the Foreign Ministry of Libya. So, on what basis, legal basis, is the Security Council meeting?” asked the journalist.

    Instead of acknowledging the accuracy of the explanation that it is member nations that are represented at the Security Council, not an Ambassador, particularly not an Ambassador who has defected, the Spokesperson for the Secretary General answered: “I think you know what I am going to say…ask the Security Council. Next question.”

    Part IV – Libya Prevented from Presenting its Case at the UN

    While the defecting Libyan diplomats have been supported and protected to have continual access to United Nations facilities, the opposite has been the case for the Libyan government.

    One good example of this departure from protocol obligations is demonstrated by two documents. The first is Security Council Resolution 1970 (S/RES/1970(2011).

    The document states in its opening statement (21):

    “Taking note of the letter to the President of the Security Council from the Permanent Representative of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya dated 26 February 2011.” (S/Res/1970(2011),p.1)

    The problem of acknowledging this letter this way in the body of Resolution 1970 is that on February 25, the former Libyan Ambassador to the UN, Abdel Rahman Shalgham had informed the Security Council that he had defected.

    By February 26 he no longer represented the Libyan government. Consequently there was no basis for the Security Council to refer to a letter from him, as a letter from the Permanent Representative of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

    The Security Council should have found a way to hear from a member of the government of Libya, rather than substituting a defector Ambassador and his delegation for the official delegation of Libya.

    Despite several efforts of the government of Libya to appoint a new Ambassador to replace the defector Ambassador and his staff members who had defected, neither the UN nor the US, the host country of the UN, acted in accord with their obligations to make this possible.

    A letter from the Libyan government dated March 17 was sent to the Security Council President. It appears that this letter was not made an official document of the Security Council. Yet this letter provided the Libyan government explanation of what was happening. According to Article 32 of the UN Charter, the Security Council has an obligation to hear from member nations. The relevant portion of Article 32 states: “Any member of the United Nations which is not a member of the Security Council….if it is a party to a dispute under consideration by the Security Council, shall be invited to participate, without vote, in the discussion relating to that dispute.” (22)

    This would be true as well, for a state which is not a Member of the United Nations.

    The picture the Libyan government presents in the communication to the Security Council is one where there is an armed confrontation between armed insurgents and the State Authorities.(23)

    This is a different description of the situation than any of the members of the Security Council publicly considered on February 26 when the Security Council passed Resolution 1970 or on March 17 when it passed Resolution 1973.(24)

    In the letter of March 17, Libya explains that what is happening is a confrontation between terrorist groups and the State Authorities. It cites Libyan Law No. 38 of 1974, article 1, as the basis for the armed forces of Libya to “maintain security, if the general safety of the ‘Republic’ or any part of it so requires.” The letter explains that “Libyan army camps that have been attacked have taken no violent action against the armed attackers until the latter have brandished their weapons.” This is in conformity with Libyan law, the letter notes.

    The letter explains that “Article 2 of the same law provides that orders to fire may be given in the following circumstances:

    “(a) If any member of forces is attacked.

    (b) If rebels refuse to restore order, after having been warned and given the opportunity to do so.

    (c) If rebels carry out an armed attack against persons or property.”

    The letter from the Libyan government describes how the government is fulfilling its responsibility to protect Libyan residents and citizens by confronting the armed insurgents.

    The letter also says that Resolution 1970 and the draft of Resolution 1973, the resolution being considered for adoption on March 17, and subsequently adopted, “exceed the mandate” of the Security Council.

    The letter says that “what is at issue is not a conflict between two States, as provided for in article 24 of the Charter of the United Nations.” The Council therefore has no authority to adopt resolutions in such cases. The Charter, the letter explained, “provides that States shall refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity of any State.”

    Also in the letter, Libya referred to the mission to Libya by the African Union that was planned for March 20 to negotiate a political solution. The letter called the adoption of resolutions under Chapter VII premature, until an evaluation of the situation had been made by the African Union.

    The Security Council made no mention of the letter or the points it raised when it went ahead and passed Resolution 1973 on the evening of March 17.

    Only an AP article mentioned that there was such a letter and referred to some of its contents, including the challenge Libya presented to the section of Resolution 1970 referring Gaddafi and his family members to the International Criminal Court (ICC).(25)

    After the March 17 Security Council meeting, the US and then NATO began bombing Libya.

    A letter dated March 19 from the government of Libya has been made one of the documents of the Security Council. In the letter the Foreign Minister refers to previous letters that he sent to the Security Council which are not found in Security Council records. In the March 19 letter, he writes(26):

    “In my previous letters to you, I emphasized that an external conspiracy was targeting Jamahiriya and its unity and territorial integrity. I pointed out that the Security Council had been drawn into implementing this conspiracy by its adoption of Resolution 1970 (2011) and 1973 (2011) under which a ban was imposed on all aviation in the airspace of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. By taking this decision,” the March 19 letter explained, “the Security Council has paved the way for military aggression against Libyan territory. France and the United States have bombarded several civilian sites, thereby violating all international norms and instruments, most notably the Charter of the United Nations, which provides for non-intervention in the affairs of member states.”

    Libya asked the Security Council to hold an emergency meeting “in order to halt this aggression, the purpose of which is not to protect civilians, as is purported, but rather to strike civilian sites, economic facilities, and sites belonging to the Armed Peoples on Duty.” The UN Security Council discussed this request at a meeting on Monday, March 21 and decided not to grant the Libyan government’s request.

    As of February 21, the Libyan government has been deprived of the ability to have a representative to the UN. In March, when the Libyan government tried to appoint another Ambassador, the US government did not grant a visa.(27)

    Instead the defecting diplomats continue to have access to the UN and to use their presence at the UN to attack the legitimate government of Libya.

    An article published by Al Ahram, is unusual in that it presents an account of some of the abuse of Security Council procedures that occurred in passing Resolutions 1970 and 1973 against Libya. The article was written by Curtis Doebbler, the American Human Rights lawyer. Doebbler writes (28):

    “The West focused its propaganda machinery on the UN with a vengeance. And it was no mere ordinary propaganda campaign but a full-blown orchestration of history for the books. First, Libyan diplomats were induced and threatened to step down from their positions and promised that if they supported the opposition they would be ‘taken care of.’ This resulted in the Libyan diplomats at the UN not only resigning, but doing so and still maintaining a type of diplomatic status that allowed them to advocate on behalf of the armed rebels who were challenging the government of Libya for control of their country.”

    Doebbler continues:

    “This was accomplished by the spurious actions of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who issued special passes to the former Libyan diplomats after their government had withdrawn their credentials. Bypassing the UN General Assembly’s Credentials Committee and well-established protocol, the UN secretary-general for the first time in the world body’s history personally favoured one side in what was by now a civil war.”

    Among Security Council members there have been a number of complaints that the resolution they allowed to pass (1973) did not authorize the kind of NATO bombing of Libya in support of the rebels that has been carried out. Because of the veto power of the US, France and the UK, the Security Council appears to have no means of oversight over NATO to stop what they believe to be an abuse of Security Council processes.

    In the context of the sequence of events that took place at the Security Council in February and March, the question asked at the press conference in April, “…are we to expect a more aggressive and proactive posture on the part of the Security Council in supporting rebel groups?” is about a serious change. The precedent set by the Security Council’s supporting an armed insurgency against the government of a UN member nation is a significant and dangerous precedent. It is an important issue to be seriously examined.(29)

    Notes

    1) I.K. Cush of Global Breaking News, Press Conference for the Colombian Presidency, April 4, 2011 http://www.unmultimedia.org/tv/webcast/2011/04/press-conference-nestor-osorio-colombia-president-of-the-security-council.html

    2) “French plans to topple Gaddafi on track since last November” by Franco Bechis

    http://www.voltairenet.org/article169069.html

    3) See the account in Libero of Nouri al Mesmari’s defection and connections with foreign intelligence forces.

    http://iamaghanaian.com/index.php?do=/news/reports-suggest-french-intelligence-encouraged-anti-gaddafi-protests/

    and http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=204415.0;wap2

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

    Radio Netherlands, “HRW: No Mercenaries in eastern Libya”, March 2, 2011

    http://margotbworldnews.com/WordPress/wp-content/Mar/Mar5/NoMercenariesnE.Libya.html

    5) Ibrahim Dabbashi, Letter to Security Council dated February 21, 2011, S/2011/102, February 22, 2011

    http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=JOURNAL%20NO.2011/42&Lang=E

    6) Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Security Council refers to Article 35 of the Charter referring to ‘nations that are Members of the UN’ or ‘nations that are not Members of the UN’. Nowhere does it provide for defecting officials to request a meeting of the Security Council.

    7) Closed meeting Security Council, no notes but the occurrence of the meeting is noted as 6486th meeting (closed) Peace and security in Africa Feb. 22, 2011

    http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/En/20110223e.pdf
    8) Video by Nizar Abboud of UN Ambassador of Libya, Shalgam, Feb. 22, 2011

    http://www.youtube.com/user/NizarAbboud#p/search/0/fKhMUSHwtrA

    English responses begin at approx. 1:53.

    9) B. Lynn Pascoe, “Informal comments to the media by B. Lynn Pascoe, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, on the situation in Libya,” Feb. 22, 2011

    http://www.unmultimedia.org/tv/webcast/2011/02/b-lynn-pascoe-on-the-situation-in-libya.htm

    10) “UN Security Council Discusses Libya Crisis”. Reuters, Feb. 22, 2011

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/02/22/us-libya-un-council-idUKTRE71L4T920110222

    11) See note 4 above.

    12) Provisional Rules of Procedure Security Council Rule 37

    http://www.un.org/Docs/sc/scrules.htm

    13) Manual of Protocol, United Nations Protocol and Liaison Service

    http://www.un.int/protocol/10_12.html

    14) Abdel Rahman Shalgham at the Security Council 6490th meeting, Feb 25, 2011, United Nations S/PV.6490

    http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=S/PV.6490&Lang=E

    15) Letter Shalgham sent to Security Council as quoted on Inner City Press blog

    http://www.innercitypress.com/banros1libya022611.html

    16) Gérard Araud at the Security Council, 6490th meeting, Feb 26, 2011, United Nations S/PV.6491

    http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=S/PV.6491&Lang=E.

    See this transcript for other statements at that meeting quoted in the text.

    17) The reference to the African Union was mistaken. The African Union called for dialogue and was opposed to the sanctions and referral to the ICC before the Security Council took its votes on Resolutions 1970 and 1973. See for example, Ruhakana Rugunda, “African Union Statement on the NATO Invasion of Libya: It’s Time to End the Bombing and Find a Political Solution in Libya”

    http://www.counterpunch.org/rugunda06222011.html

    18) See for example International Labour Conference, 5C, Provisional Record, 100th Session, Geneva, June 2011, Reports on credentials, Second report of the Credentials Committee, Representation of Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

    http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/@ed_norm/@relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_156839.pdf

    19) March 3, 2011, Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

    http://www.un.org/News/briefings/docs/2011/db110303.doc.htm

    20) Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, February 22, 2011

    http://www.un.org/News/briefings/docs/2011/db110222.doc.htm

    21) Security Council Resolution 1970

    http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=S/RES/1970%20(2011)&Lang=E

    22) United Nations Charter Article 32 can be found in Chapter 5 at

    http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/chapter5.shtml

    23) Letter sent to Security Council dated 17 March 2011 from Secretary of the General People’s Committee of Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to President of the Security Council. (English translation of document previously circulated in Arabic).

    24) Ronda Hauben, “UN Security Council March 17 Meeting to Authorize Bombing of Libya all Smoke and Mirrors”, March 30, 2011

    http://blogs.taz.de/netizenblog/2011/03/

    25) Edith Lederer, “UN Rejects Emergency Meeting Sought by Libya,” AP, March 22, 2011

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1264/un-rejects-emergency-meeting-sought-by-libya

    26) Letter dated 19 March 2011 from the Secretary of the General People’s Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya addressed to the President of the Security Council, S/2011/161

    http://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N11/270/02/pdf/N1127002.pdf

    27) Turtle Bay blog “TurtleLeaks: No visa, no entry! How the U.S. bars diplos from the U.N.”

    http://turtlebay.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/05/04/turtleleaks_no_visa_no_entry_how_the_us_bars_diplos_from_the_un

    28) Curtis Doebbler ,“Libya: Who wins?”, Al Ahram, 7 – 13 April 2011, Issue No. 1042

    http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1042/op7.htm

    29) According to General Assembly Resolution 396(V), December 1950, Recognition by the United Nations of the Representative of a Member State,

    when a controversy arises with more than one authority claiming to be the government of a Member State, it becomes a question for the General Assembly to consider in light of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the UN and the circumstances of each specific case. See

    http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/RESOLUTION/GEN/NR0/059/94/IMG/NR005994.pdf

    or

    http://www.un.org/documents/ga/res/5/ares5.htm

    See General Assembly Resolution396(V), December 1950, Recognition by the United Nations of the Representative

    of a Member State , when a controversy arises with more than one authority claiming to be the government of a Member State, it becomes a question for the General Assembly to consider in light of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the UN and the circumstances of each specific case. See, General Assembly Resolution 396(V), December 1950, Recognition by the United Nations of the Representative of a Member State

    http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/RESOLUTION/GEN/NR0/059/94/IMG/NR005994.pdf

    or

    http://www.un.org/documents/ga/res/5/ares5.htm

  13. Gadhafi is a mystical genius. He was selected to be born in this time and age to reveal to man a means of living together healthfully in a society of PEACE and unity with nationalistic pride. He is a builder and also a man full of love: of his fellow man, and of life. Yet, as he says, he fears not death. Why should he? He has done nothing to be ashamed of before man or God. He is The Lord’s instrument; and he will not turn away from what he has been asked to do.

  14. Daily Archives: July 26, 2011
    Libya: NATO has lost the media war

    Jul 26

    Posted by J.Perez

    It started with Georgia, it ended with Libya. NATO has lost the capacity to whitewash its evil schemes by manipulating the truth. Despite desperate attempts to control the Internet, the flow of information is free enough for the truth to come out and for the millions of activists around the world to use this freedom to divulge what is happening.

    I am proud to say that I saw through this NATO campaign in Libya before it started – the western and eastern borders were secured through the “revolutions” in Tunisia and Egypt, the flags had already been mass produced and shipped to Libya’s eastern frontier (those flags from the time when Libya was the poorest country in the world, before Colonel Gaddafi made it the richest in Africa), the “rebels” had been armed in Benghazi and shipped in from other theatres of war where they were attacking NATO (Iraq, Afghanistan) and allegedly, some of them released from Guantanamo to become allies of the United States of America.

    The target was obviously Colonel Muammar al-Qathafi himself, whose tremendous social programs in Africa had cheesed off the banking lobby, the energy lobby and the arms lobby, whose criticism of the excesses in Islam had inflamed the hard-line Islamists (their power base being in Benghazi in particular and Cyrenaica in general), whose distribution of the oil wealth directly into the bank accounts of the Libyan people frustrated those echelons in Libyan society as he by-passed their corruption schemes, whose pan-Africanism struck a dissonant chord with the racism endemic in certain parts of Libyan society.

    Therefore it came as no surprise at all when we were suddenly hit by a media barrage of “unarmed civilians” being “attacked” by the “bloodthirsty tyrant and dictator” “Gaddafy” who was “mad” and whose “regime” was “hated” and would be overthrown “within weeks” by the “people” as he witnessed “mass defections” from his “compound”. Yes, all the key words are there. Then all we needed was an image of a screaming child and right on cue there it was on day two – dug up from the archives, some such video shot of a thirteen-month-old boy screaming in terror as he was vaccinated for MMR without a mark on his body looking at the syringe just off camera.

    The camera doesn’t lie? These days it can and does. And so can the media.

    How millions of people were duped by this orchestration of lies defies logic, how politicians such as the CHOCS (Clinton, Hague, Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy) could look the camera in the eye and lie through their teeth is an indication of how false and evil they really are, or else a signal that they themselves are controlled by that invisible clique of lobbyists representing the weapons, banking and energy sectors which control their economies, in which case our western democracies are, in a word, a sham.

    Saying from the outset that I would not sit back and let NATO deride Muammar al-Qathafi with gratuitous derogatory labels and aware of his tremendous legacy in Africa – his telemedicine programmes benefit the entire continent, his e-learning programme reaches all corners of Africa – and aware of his excellent humanitarian record for which he was to receive a UNO award in March 2011, I set about writing the truth and in doing so encountered a tsunami of popular indignation against NATO and in favour of Muammar al-Qathafi.

    Happily, I saw that I was not alone. The millions of individuals and groups around the world spreading the truth about Libya are fighting the victorious media campaign outside Libya; the millions of Libyans inside the country taking to the streets against NATO and in favour of their Brother Leader and the Jamahiriya bear witness to the fact that from the outset, NATO was telling lies.

    Therefore today it comes as no surprise that there exists a wealth of information plastered across the Internet about the real origins of this movement (a false flag event in which terrorists fired on the population and blamed Colonel Gaddafi), about the real identity of the “unarmed civilians” (heavily armed terrorists led by a convicted terrorist, Hasidi), about the human rights abuses coming from the rebel side (and not Colonel Gaddafi’s forces), about the tremendous amount of time Muammar al-Qathafi spends before a campaign calling on his opponents (many of whom are mercenaries brought in from abroad, even NATO countries) to lay down their arms and making sure civilian casualties are kept to a minimum (and not the nonsense NATO speaks about).

    It comes as no surprise that even the corporate (bought) media are now starting to carry stories of NATO’s massacres (another one yesterday precision-bombed a hospital murdering seven civilians), and about NATO’s flouting of international law (1).

    So now we see: a senior NATO official apparently calling for NATO to target civilian structures to break the population (as they did in Serbia, targeting electricity and water supplies), NATO bombing the main water pipeline which carries water to 70% of the population, then the following day the factory making the pipes to repair it, NATO precision bombing family homes and murdering children. If that isn’t evil, I don’t know what is.

    NATO has lost the media war. For every bullshit story they spin, another thousand websites open up with the truth – documented and with photographs and films as evidence.

    In short, Google up or call up on you tube Libya+rebels and see what you see. Are these unarmed civilians? Then why is NATO siding with terrorists? Why did NATO not heed Colonel Gaddafi’s call for a free and fair internationally monitored election? Because they knew he would win. So NATO does not stand for democracy.

    This campaign is about destroying the African Union which Muammar al-Qathafi sponsored, re-colonising Africa after he freed large swathes of business and trade from western domination, substituting the African Union with AFRICOM, stealing Libya’s oil, destroying the Jamahiriya (government through real democracy, people’s congresses) and taking the money from Libya’s sovereign fund and gold reserves.

    It is about funding and arming terrorists to achieve the aim, it is about violating the UN Resolutions and international law covering the event through illegally supplying the terrorists with weapons and through boots on the ground.

    The international community is at a crucial turning point in world history, which will never be the same again. Either the governments of the world do something and stop examining their navels pretending nothing is happening or else the people of the world will do something about it themselves. Future generations will look upon this as the time NATO was stopped in its tracks, the time the evil war-mongering greedy self-interests of the faceless cliques ceased to be policy…or as the time when collectively, humanity swallowed the toad in silence in a sickening sea of collective snivelling and yellow-bellied cowardice.

    I sincerely hope it is the former.

    (1) Indictment of NATO for war crimes

    http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/25-07-2011/118580-libya_nato-0/

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    15 June 2011 10:22
    Libyagate: Rabid NATO Bombed Benghazi Civilians 90 Killed

    By clothcap

    Obama, Sarkozy and Cameron gained permission to bomb Libya under UN resolutions 1970 and 1973 where they were allowed to enforce a no fly zone and protect civilians by all means necessary. The reason for asking for permission to bomb Libya was that it was believed that the Libyan forces were about to bomb Benghazi to stop rioting by armed gangsters there, an excessive use of force.

    Now that NATO has bombed Benghazi there is no possible way that the organisation can be allowed to continue its pretence of protecting civilians from the Libyan forces. The organisers of the bombing have displayed symptoms of rabies.

    A reporter in Tripoli with contacts in Benghazi reported:
    13 June
    The biggest surprise of this conflict
    Today, NATO has bombed Benghazi, killing 90 armed rebels and there are 20 injured in hospital.
    No one knows why.
    At present there are two groups of armed rebels in the east that they are facing and killing each other.
    At the moment we do not know why.
    In the NATO bombing of Tripoli daily, there were some planes that have launched their bombs in empty spaces completely. What makes people think there are pilots who do not want to kill and destroy in spite of the orders.
    Original Spanish – http://leonorenlibia.blogspot.com/2011/06/la-mayor-sorpresa-de-este-conflicto.html

    14 June
    The reason is emerging why NATO bombed an area of Benghazi yesterday that killed 90 people, seriously wounded 20, another 80 were wounded but not seriously.
    The Libyans living in the Benghazi area said they were declaring their exit from the movement of the rebels and that they wanted nothing to do with either one side or the other.
    Next Friday sees a showing of a great movie program in Benghazi unfavourable to the rebels and the suspicion was that this movie came from this neighborhood.
    Thus NATO has deleted it.
    “Is this an execution or is it a terrorist act?” said a libyan, Josep. “The killings by NATO are so many that no definition is possible. What I do know for sure is that this is not a war.”
    “NATO is performing the most degrading and perverse role I never thought it could do, no respect for anything or anyone.”
    “History will never forget this mass murder nor perpetrators of it.”
    Original Spanish – http://leonorenlibia.blogspot.com/2011/06/benghazi_14.html

    The mainstream media is concealing these facts from the public. Stop NATO scans for media reports about NATO every day –
    Stop NATO reports –
    13 June Link
    Pentagon Chief Praises NATO’s Arab Monarch Allies For Libyan War Aid
    U.S., NATO Hold Proliferation Security Initiative Drills In Mediterranean
    Libya: NATO Conducts 10,822 Sorties, 4,102 Strike Missions
    German Foreign Minister In Benghazi

    Syria On The Boil, U.S. Warship In The Black Sea
    Poland: Permanent U.S. Air Base, NATO Detachment Next Year
    U.S. To Deploy Military Personnel To Maintain Air Base In Poland
    NATO Conducts 70-Nation Military Conference In Belgrade
    Returning To Scene Of The Crime: Serbs Protest NATO Meeting
    Pentagon To Hold First Joint Military Drills With Bulgaria And Serbia
    U.S. Air Force In First Direct Arctic Overflight For Afghan War
    Revived 4th Fleet: U.S. Guided Missile Ships In War Games Off Chile
    10-Member Pakistani Delegation To Visit NATO Headquarters
    Bomb Destroys At Least Seven NATO Oil Tankers In Pakistan
    NATO Continues Multinational Baltic Exercise
    Ukraine: U.S. Leads NATO, Partnership Marines In “Interoperability” Drills
    Western Myth To Overstate China’s Military Potential

    14 June Link
    South Africa Condemns NATO Over Plans For Regime Change, Assassinations, Military Occupation Of Libya
    Washington Using NATO For Proxy Conflict With China In Libya
    Belgrade: NATO Conclave Focuses On War Against Libya
    NATO Reserves Right To Bomb Roman Ruins In Libya
    NATO’s Libyan War Air Campaign: 10,971 Flights, 4,164 Combat Sorties

    Video And Text: NATO Air Strike Hits Libyan Medical Factory
    NATO’s Top Military Commander In Malta To Discuss Libyan War
    Clinton: African Union Must Betray, Depose Founder Gaddafi
    NATO, South Korean Partner Discuss East Asia, Afghanistan, Libya

    U.S. Guided Missile Warship Headed To Baltic Sea
    Poland: “Permanent Rotation Of American Military Aircraft”
    Azerbaijan Meeting: “NATO: Political And Military Alliance For The 21st Century”
    U.S. In Secret Talks To Prolong Afghan Military Presence Past 2014
    Security Tightened In Belgrade Over NATO Conference
    Caspian: Turkmenistan’s Vast Hydrocarbon Reserves Opened To U.S.

    15 June (Up to midday) Link
    Huge Columns Of Smoke Over Tripoli After NATO Strikes
    U.S., French Amphibious Assault Ships Link Up In Mediterranean
    Britain Mulls Continuing War In Libya
    Global Military Dominance Becoming Unaffordable
    When Will U.S. And NATO Decide It’s Venezuela’s Turn?
    Belgrade: NATO Conference Has Tri-Continental Military Significance
    Overwhelming Majority Of Serbs Reject NATO
    Serbian Patriarch Condemns NATO
    Montenegro Being Prepared As NATO’s 29th Member
    Pentagon Appoints New Military Command For Kyrgyz Transit Center
    McCain Demands Russian Withdrawal From Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Transdniester

    One has to ask how has it come to this, where the terrorists occupy the seats of government in the western world?
    Tags: 90 killed, Benghazi, Libya, Libyagate, NATO, stop nato

    • Libyan War: Over 17,000 NATO Air Missions, Nearly 6,500 Strike Sorties
      Posted: 2011/08/01
      From: Mathaba
      http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627791?rss

      The daily NATO propaganda piece: note the LIE beginning of war end of March? It started 19 March 2011 (SAME AS IRAQ; begun for the Mythological Aryanic Goddess of War, MINERVA).


      Only that on 31 March the USA decided to hand over to the NATO name so as to try not to look so overt and renamed the operation from the obvious one that gave away its intentions to the Orwellian one `Unified Protector`

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      North Atlantic Treaty Organization
      30 July 2011

      NATO and Libya
      Allied Joint Force Command NAPLES, SHAPE, NATO HQ

      Over the past 24 hours, NATO has conducted the following activities associated with Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR:

      Air Operations

      Since the beginning of the NATO operation (31 March 2011, 06.00GMT) a total of 17,075 sorties, including 6,443 strike sorties,have been conducted.

      Sorties conducted 29 JULY: 124

      Strike sorties conducted 29 JULY: 56

      The unprecedented expansion of American military presence throughout the world in the last decade, in support of and consolidated by attacks and invasions in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen and Libya, has been marked by the Pentagon securing new bases in several continents and Oceania.

      http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627737?rss

      Stop NATO
      July 2011

      In Past Ten Years U.S. Has Expanded Military Network Throughout The World
      Rick Rozoff
      In the past ten years the U.S. has gained access to and expanded and upgraded dozens of bases abroad, in most every case in nations that had been off-limits to it during the Cold War and even the last decade of the 20th century.

      These include multi-service (Army, Marines, Air Force and Navy) main operating, forward deployed and pre-positioning bases, storage and logistics facilities, base camps, air and naval installations, a global strategic airlift operation, interceptor missile and related radar bases, unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) launch pads, satellite surveillance sites, permanent training programs and centers, new regional task forces and even a new overseas military command: U.S. Africa Command, which takes in 54 nations, almost 30 percent of the member states of the United Nations.

      Individually and in conjunction with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the U.S. has deployed or will soon do so armed forces to new locations ranging from “lily pads” to strategic air bases from the Baltic Sea to South America, Southeastern Europe to Southeast Asia, the Horn of Africa to Central and South Asia, the Indian Ocean to the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus to Central Europe, the South Pacific to the Black Sea.

      The countries affected (as of last count, proceeding through the alphabet) include:

      Afghanistan
      Australia
      Bahrain
      Bulgaria
      Colombia
      Djibouti
      Estonia
      Ethiopia
      Gabon
      Georgia
      Hungary
      Iraq
      Israel
      Kenya
      Kyrgyzstan
      Lithuania
      Mali
      Morocco
      Netherlands Antilles
      Pakistan
      Philippines
      Poland
      Romania
      Senegal
      Seychelles
      Singapore
      Uganda

      With the activation of the Northern Distribution Network to supply the nearly ten-year war in Afghanistan, all but two of fifteen former Soviet Republics – Moldova and Ukraine – have been incorporated into troop and equipment transit routes for the world’s longest armed conflict: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. In January the Russian government announced that U.S. and NATO flights over the country in support of the Afghan war had reached “up to 4,500 flights in one direction in a year.” The next month Voice of Russia, citing Foreign Ministry figures, revealed that 15,000 U.S. military personnel and over 20,000 tons of cargo had crossed Russian territory en route to Afghanistan since October of 2009.

      In recent years the U.S. has led military exercises on a regular (at least annual) basis, frequently with NATO and Asian NATO allies, in Bulgaria, Romania, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Cambodia and throughout the African continent (with Flintlock, Africa Endeavor, Natural Fire and Africa Partnership Station operations).

      Most of the bases where American military personnel and assets have been and are being stationed are preexisting facilities – seven in Colombia, four each in Bulgaria and Romania, scores in Afghanistan and Iraq – but many are new: a missile shield-linked Forward-Based X-Band Radar installation deployed in Israel’s Negev Desert (with a range of 2,900 miles) in 2008 staffed by some 100 U.S. service members; a Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile battery moved to Morag, Poland two years later with a comparable amount of military personnel assigned; a Reaper drone operation in Seychelles begun in the intervening year; a transit center in Kyrgyzstan through which an estimated 50,000 U.S. and other NATO troops pass each month to and from the Afghan war front, and so on. Washington will soon rotate F-16 squadrons to Poland and later in the decade will station Standard Missile-3 anti-ballistic interceptors in Poland and Romania with complementary radar sites being examined in nations like Bulgaria, Turkey, Ukraine and Azerbaijan.

      The recently acquired bases, though hardly of the dimensions of those constructed after the Second World War and the Korean War, or for that matter of the almost 1,000-acre Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo, are sufficient for the needs of 21st century American warfare, shifting as it has to long-range bombing and helicopter gunship attacks, cruise and drone missile strikes, and special forces operations.

      The ever-expanding range of U.S. military activities reached a new point last month when the Pentagon dispatched a C-5 Galaxy transport plane on a direct, non-stop flight from the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware across Canada and over the North Pole, then over Russia and Kazakhstan into the Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

      The Heavy Airlift Wing established by the U.S. and eleven NATO allies and partners in 2009 at the Pápa Air Base in Hungary, the world’s first multinational strategic airlift operation, by this February had “flown more than 3,600 flight hours and delivered more than 13,800 tons of cargo and more than 6,100 passengers for the nations over six continents including missions to Haiti, Afghanistan, South Africa and Europe,” according to U.S. Air Forces In Europe.

      The same source also announced early this year that the 65th Air Base Wing moved 15,000 aircraft with 22,000 personnel from 21 nations through the Lajes Field in Portugal’s Azores in 2010 for wars and other deployments in the east.

      Air bases acquired in nations like Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Iraq and Romania have been upgraded not only for long-distance military transport but as potential strategic bases analogous in scope and purpose to those developed after World War II in Britain, Germany, Italy and Turkey.

      In the second half of the last century the U.S. could boast of military supremacy in – control over – the entire Western Hemisphere, Western and Southern Europe, and most of the Pacific Ocean.

      In the new century, with a World War Two-level $729 billion military budget this year and a head of state who boasts of being the commander-in-chief of “the world’s sole military superpower,” its reach spans almost the entire globe.
      #
      http://www.mathaba.net/go/daily

  15. July 26th, 2011 11:18
    Libyagate: NATO is the enemy of the youth
    http://my.telegraph.co.uk/clothcap/clothcap/16313706/libyagate-nato-is-the-enemy-of-the-youth/

    By clothcap
    A bigger crime than the bombing of the Zliten hospital, the university in Tripoli, the holy men in Al Brega, the waterworks and the 1100+ civilian casualties is the destruction of the future by pure evil
    Yesterday I mentioned that development plans, conceived in 2008, started in 2009 had been brought to a dead stop by the actions of the UNSC, the FUKUS coalition and the NATO, now US coup attempt. Here is a part of the plans to show that intended employment figures were in the tens of thousands. Of course with the attentions of NATO and coalition planes, building sites and completed parts of the project have been destroyed.
    *******
    “The Master Plan provides an effective road map for future sustainable development that will attract international investment, create valuable and diversified employment opportunities, and establish Al Brega and Ras Lanuf as world class industrial and technological hubs with modern urban developments.”

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    Today 06:49 PM
    The summary of “The Creature From Jekyll Island” G. Edward Griffin is up to ch. 6. I included the earlier links.

    PART 1: The Journey to Jekyll Island
    http://www.activistpost.com/20

    PART 2: The Name of the Game is Bailout
    http://www.activistpost.com/20

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    http://www.activistpost.com/20

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    Gaddafi nominated for nobbled peace prize. He deserves it far more than Obama.
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    Today 02:52 PM
    The Noxious Anti-human Terrorist Ogre hospital murders.
    The death toll from the bombing of a hospital in Zliten yesterday has reached 8 including 3 doctors. Perhaps Anders Behring Breivik could be given a job in NATO?
    “Currently police and rescue teams are working at the scene. Libyan authorities have taken foreign journalists to the destroyed hospital. They also showed the food and medical warehouses that have been damaged by air strikes. NATO representatives have so far refrained from comment. (TV channel “Russia-24″).”
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    Fuel scarce in Misrata after Gaddafi forces rocket depot
    http://af.reuters.com/article/
    MISRATA, Libya, July 25 (Reuters) – Rebel-held Misrata was running short of fuel on Monday as a fire raged at a storage depot hit by a rocket from Libyan government forces.More than a day after the strike late on Sunday, thick plumes of black smoke still rose into the sky and choked much of the city, sparking panic-buying by civilians and risking shortages for the rebel forces holding the cut-off town.Most petrol stations closed, leaving drivers facing lengthy queues in the summer heat at the few that stayed open, with priority given to vehicles used by rebels on the frontline and by the emergency services.
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  16. http://english.pravda.ru/world/africa/27-07-2011/118599-gaddafi_fight-0/
    Gadhafi February 2011
    This PRAVDA writer (‘though well-meaning) still DOES NOT understand the reality of the situation and who really al-Gadhafi is. He is looking at it from a foreign perspective, although he claims to have visited Libya.
    How can anyone stop a brilliant mind from expressing what God/Allah has revealed to him for humanity? That is utterly insane. and I agree. Those who would offer retirement (without a mouthpiece) for our-brother leader have absolutely no sense of who he is, what the holy JAMAHIRIYA is or even an understanding of why they are on this planet. More than shame on their ignorance, either they humble themselves and begin learning, or they themselves should be the ones to shut-up. What right do they have to foolishly speak, and yet deny a MUJJADID from speaking? Therefore, if they persist, they then truly are an enemy. al-GADHAFI holds no “power” position to step down from. The Libyan people themselves have all these powers since 1977—which the writer her in so many words concedes to but does not fully comprehend. al-Gadhafi says always: “YOU MUST DEAL WITH THE LIBYAN PEOPLE THEMSELVES ABOUT ALL THESE MATTER; NOT WITH ME! (and they continue to misunderstand and think he is saying that there will be no negotiations! He certainly is NOT saying that. He is saying: “TALK DIRECTLY PLEASE WITH THE LIBYAN COMMITTEES concerning all these matters. Talking to me, has no real effect, as I am only one citizen (THOUGH ITS FOUNDER AND CREATOR) of the JAMAHIRIYA.”

    NATO bombs Hamedi res

  17. Genet Tadesse 28 juillet 11:17
    Belgian court rejects Gaddafi daughter’s NATO complaint:
    Published on : 28 July 2011
    Aisha Gaddafi sought to seize on laws that give the kingdom’s courts universal jurisdiction in war crimes and genocide cases whenever the accused or the victim is located in Belgium.
    NATO is based in Brussels, but the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office said Wednesday the court had no jurisdiction because neither the victims nor the accused were Belgian, and the alliance officials have diplomatic immunity.
    The Libyan regime says one of Aisha’s brothers, Seif al-Arab Gaddafi, 29, her four-month-old daughter Mastoura, and nephews Seif and Carthage, both two years old, died in an April 30 NATO raid.

    A French court rejected a similar complaint against French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Defence Minister Gerard Longuet and French military officers on June 30.
    NATO faced a new court challenge, however, after a Libyan, Khalid Hamedi filed a civil lawsuit on Wednesday seeking damages against the alliance over a June 20 bombing, which he says killed his pregnant wife, three small children and 15 other members of his family.
    Source: AFP
    (see below):*
    ————————————–

    *Libyan Khaled HEMIDA today (27 July 2011) filed a lawsuit against NATO before the civil court in Brussels, requesting payment of indemnity from the Alliance for killing a woman and three children in one of the air strikes, said his lawyer.
    The regime accuses NATO of the air strikes that killed 15 people, including three children, and the Alliance insists that the attack was a military prirode..

    Khaled HEMIDA, supporter of al-Gadhafi, claims that his pregnant wife Safa (34) and three small children were killed in the bombing of Sormano, 20 June, which was allegedly the target of his father, Kuvildi HEMIDA, close to the regime of Libyan leader Muammar el Gaddafi. Kuvildi HEMIDA was injured in the attack, reports France Press.
    (One day later, late in the evening of Thursday 28 July, NATO bombs found their real target. Khaled Hamedi was martyred in Tripoli !)

  18. 2003:

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    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has invented a sleek James Bond-style car, which Libya says is the safest vehicle on earth. The car was unveiled on the 30th anniversary of the revolution which propelled the Libyan leader to power. The Saroukh el-Jamahiriya (Libyan rocket) a five-passenger saloon in a metallic Libyan revolutionary green with tinted windows, was launched at a special summit of the Organisation of African Unity organised by Colonel Gaddafi. The car has the aerodynamic lines of conventional models but the front and rear ends are rocket-shaped. The interior is replete with air bags, an inbuilt electronic defence system, and a collapsible bumper which protects passengers in head-on collisions. Dukhali Al-Meghareff, chairman of the Libyan Arab Domestic Investment company which produced the prototype, billed it as revolutionary in automotive history. He said it was developed from safety ideas conceived by Gaddafi. The company plans to set up a factory next month in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, to start production. “The leader spent so many hours of his valuable time thinking of an effective solution. It is the safest car produced anywhere,” Mr Meghareff said. “The invention of the safest car in the world is proof that the Libyan revolution is built on the happiness of man. “The BBC’s John Simpson says that the invention is a response to the fact that thousands of Libyans are killed and injured on the roads every year. …Mr Al-Meghareff told a news conference at the rocket-car launch that Mr Gaddafi had spent his time during the sanctions “thinking of ways to preserve human life all over the world”. He added that the provocative name of the car was meant to highlight that while others made rockets to kill, Libya designed them for humane and peaceful purposes.

    A man of faith and tradition, Mu`ammar al-Qadhafi cannot be classified according to the criteria commonly admitted.

    If you search for him on the Right you will find him on the Left, since he preaches in many ways a renovation with the air of revolution.

    But if you look for him on the Left you risk finding him on the Right, because this sincere mystic is tied to more than one traditional value.

    It is not Qadhafi who is senseless; it is the terms [which are] obsolete, and upon which are based the subjective judgements of foreign observers who are more interested in polemic than in the truth.”

    – Prof. Francis Dessart –

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    Gadhafi leads on horseback

    No. 4 November 1978, Taken from:’ To the front together ‘, to’ build
    action ‘. :

    Libyan Socialism is the most distant from the eponymous West doctrinal. First place at the base of the first is the primacy of a people and its culture, an eminently religious primacy in the way of worship different from the practice of mass … Even the figure of Gaddafi is not that of a dictator or a capopopolo: he takes the form of ‘guidance’, which draws its depersonalization of law in which a function is called, but always as the center of the people.
    Gaddafi is a bit ‘done on the conscience of the age-old struggle for Arab people and nation … From the military point of view is commendable support for the cause for the Liberation of Palestine … This country could be a uniting all the Arab national movement and give it the power needed in the fight against Israel. Gaddafi conceived of this as a ‘brothers’ socialsism, with roots from traditional
    Bedouin practices, and with people as brothers who fight to free the our land together, we turn to him:
    only with the struggle of the peoples you get the release of slavery from capital,
    not with new alliances, as one faces capital differently ‘.

    G5

  19. In an audio message broadcast on the state TV on Wednesday, Moammar al-said his troops were lying in wait for foreign soldiers to intrude into their territory. “We are here waiting for you. And so are the Mediterranean fish,” Gaddafi said.
    Besides, Qadhafi urged his supporters to march toward Misrata, Libya’s third largest city which has remained mostly under rebel control since anti-Qadhafi protests erupted in the Arab country almost five months ago. The septuagenarian leader who has not been seen in public since April also called for forcing out “representatives of colonialism” from Misrata.
    Earlier on Wednesday, Libya’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaim came down heavily on Britain for recognizing the Opposition National Transitional Council (NTC).
    Kaim alleged that recognition of the rebels was a blot on Britain’s image, adding that Tripoli would seek legal recourse from British courts as well as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for getting it overturned. “I personally consider it a stain on the forehead of Britain,” he said.
    In a surprise move on Wednesday, Britain expelled all remaining members of the Libyan mission in London and invited NTC to assume charge of the Libyan embassy there.

  20. IPCO Secretary-General Commends Libyan People’s Adherence to Al-Qaddafi
    Posted: 2011/07/28
    From: Mathaba http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627705?rss

    International People’s Conference Organization: promoting democracy throughout the world

    The Secretary-General of the International People’s Conference Organisation (IPCO) has commended the Libyan people’s adherence to their historic revolutionary symbol who handed them the reigns of power in 1979 after a less than 10 years in government. The statement reads:

    Historical facts show that Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi seized power from a corrupt King on the eve of 1st September 1969, before proceeding to nationalise the oil wealth and eject foreign military bases from Libyan soil, under the leadership of the Revolutionary Command Council, chaired by the Colonel.

    In 1977, after publishing The Green Book, the Libyan revolutionary leader inaugurated and encouraged the formation of People’s Conferences throughout Libya, so that the population as a whole could participate in democracy and become the government themselves.

    This led to the Sebha Declaration of People’s Authority on March 2nd, 1977 as the first session of the General People’s Congress (National People’s Congress) of Libya, and Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi became General Secretary of the GPC for the next 2 years.

    In 1979, al-Qadhafi left power and devoted his time and efforts to leading the Libyan Revolutionary Committees Movement which was to be a proselytizing movement to put forward the ideas of The Green Book and encourage mass participation in the People’s Conferences.

    Refusing to ally with the Soviet Union or the United States or any other super power, Libya pursued a vigorous path of non-alignment and played a leading role in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and especially in the formation of the African Union (AU) which came into being on 9.9.99 in Sirte at an extra-ordinary meeting of Heads of State of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).

    Two years later the AU was ratified at another meeting of the African Heads of State, held in South Africa, and the AU became the formal successor to the OAU and embarked upon a bold plan of African Unity which has borne many fruits. ]The official AU web site is http://www.au.int for further information.]

    Since then the Libyan symbolic leader Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi has largely devoted his time to developing the African continent and combating corruption, with the incredible achievements of countless billions of dollars as one of Africa’s 5 largest contributors, all of which are clearly recorded in the public record.

    Prior to this, during the 1980’s the Libyan leader had devoted his efforts to supporting many popular movements around the world, through the “World Mathaba organization against Imperialism, Racism, Zionism, Fascism and Reaction”, which has led to many of those who were fighting against those “5 evils” coming to power.

    Famous among these were Nelson Mandela of South Africa and Lula da Silva of Brazil, also many other parties, whilst this earned the wrath of those who were threatened by the collective resistance, notably Israel, the United States of America, Britain and France. The Europeans too in general were not supportive of non-white, “third world” people having access to their own resources.

    Consequently in April 1986, NATO launched an aggression against Libya, in particular with the aim, as ordered by Ronald Reagan and his British accomplice Margaret Thatcher, of assassinating the Libyan leader and attacking the headquarters of the World Mathaba. This became known as the most expensive assassination attempt in history, and it failed miserably.

    In the following years, after laying the blame on Libya for various false-flag terrorist operations, most famous of which was the downing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie in 1988, the NATO leaderships forced through a sanctions regime against Libya by using their powers on the United Nations Security Council which they dominate by a power of “veto”.

    Finally a way out was sought for Britain, Israel and the USA because the Lockerbie issue was about to leak as to the real perpetrators, and the bluffs had been called, by offering a trial of the Libyan accused. The results of that trial, and the blatant interference in the course of justice by both the British and U.S. intelligence agencies, caused international uproar at the time.

    Therefore the original Libya plan, this time put forward by Nelson Mandela as interlocutor to the Anglo-Americans, was adopted. Mandela complained of the constant shifting of goal posts and the utmost contempt for international norms, displayed by the Anglo-Americans. Traps were laid for the Libyans to pay compensation for crimes they did not commit, as a way out of the sanctions.

    When finally sanctions were lifted, Libya was able to fully develop the country and its infrastructure, while contributing a large slice of its revenue toward the development of Africa during the past decade after the agreed lifting of the imposed sanctions on Libya.

    This however clearly has earned the wrath of the NATO countries once again, which at the same time are facing bankruptcy due to having run out of the resources plundered from nations around the world, including almost the entire African continent, for the past hundred years. Germany, the only capitalist success, having been the only state to make its wealth by hard work, and not theft.

    It was therefore decided by the British, French and U.S. Americans, to launch another attack against Mu’ammar Qadhafi, calculating that the current generation of youth around the world, do not know about him and his tremendous works. This now became, 25 years after the last, once again the most expensive assassination attempt in all human history, and again it has failed.

    The aggressors seized all Libya’s money held in banks abroad, thus also committing the greatest robbery of wealth in human history, and embarked upon a massive bombing campaign that has wiped out much of the Libyan civil society infrastructure built up over the past decades, and confiscated the entire funds for the September 2011 launch of an African Monetary Fund.

    Because they have not succeeded to kill Qadhafi, and in spite of the media blackout of the truth about Libya, finally large numbers of people around the world, including youth, are waking up to know about this man and The Green Book as well as the massive achievements of Libya.

    The IPCO is supporting the calls for 8 regional World People’s Conferences on Crimes Against Humanity in order to once and for all collect and coordinate the data of past and present crimes being committed that are destroying the world in every sense of the word, so that there is a hope of a future world free of the mechanisms that have allowed for this abysmal state of affairs.

    IPCO also commends the General Secretary of the General People’s Congress of Libya, Dr Al-Baghdadi Al-Mahmoudi, who is the national delegate of more than 2,000 Basic People’s Conferences across Libya, who confirmed the adherence of the Libyan people who rule themselves through direct democracy, saying:

    “He [al-Qadhafi] is the leader for whom Libyans have nothing but love and respect, and all voices demanding the leader to leave as such should be silenced by these masses of people coming out to the streets expressing their views.”

    “We believe that the Libyan population have made itself very clear: They are not negotiating the future of the leader.”

    IPCO has also received numerous advices for the Libyan democratic government from many sources and is hopeful that the people of the world will study the concepts of direct democracy and adopt its methods as the way forward to a world of transparency, accountability and resulting peace and prosperity.

    We can all learn from each other, and IPCO mission is to provide an educational and academic resource for the study and practice of direct participatory democracy. To this end we welcome cooperation and exchange of views, experience and information, with all instruments of governing which seek to serve their respective people’s interests.

    — Visit IPCO website for more information: http://www.PeoplesConference.org
    #
    http://www.mathaba.net/go/daily

  21. Olga Sokolova writes on article from:
    Гайдпарк – новое слово в развитии социальных сетей
    gidepark.ru

    http://gidepark.ru/user/331257​4000/article/389274
    Николай Сологубовский
    Nicholas Sologubovsky to E. Leonore
    Libyan Chronicle. 27 July 2011.

    Yes, we have received reports from various sources and the photo of Roberto, as NATO aircraft and helicopters bombed food stores in Zliten . And not only that. That’s the message I received:
    “The Armed Forces (AF) Libya announced that on 25 July, NATO aircraft bombed the town Zliten located 180 km from Tripoli, which has led to heavy losses among the civilian population. Bombing and missile strikes inflicted on mosques, schools, hospitals, nursing homes and other peace sites.
    State television of Libya showed video report the moment when rescuers retrieve the victims of the State Medical Center and other hospitals. as, during the bombing, many were buried under the rubble of buildings. ”
    They managed to give all to local people before the bombing. Warehouses are empty . Everything is at hoimes. So with the products is nornmally. And in Zliten will be delivered products again . But with the NATO people are very angry! Now everyone is saing: “We will avenge them! We’ll show them! ”
    I’m informed that the French guns, which France threw into the mountains, fell into the hands of some Libyan soldiers. The rebels also helped themselves. The rebels might “receive” the weapon to began to “attack” on Tripoli. So it is with Qatari sophisticated weapons, a huge party of which were sent to Libya and are now in service with the Libyan army. So the Libyans joke: “Thanks to the UN arms embargo, we are re-equipping our army at the expense of NATO.”

    The rebels will send NATO to bomb Algiers.
    Algerians laugh at these threats.
    Algeria

    Solidarity, Algeria is a member of the Arab League, United Nations, African Union, and OPEC. @ OPEC, vote with Venezuela, to stop NATO bombing on Libya !! Abdelaziz Bouteflika – National Liberation Front, support Libya with Voluntary Army!!… Comrades star adding Algerians to our FB..

    EL– I’ll pass on the message which was received by Leonor about food. And yet, it is very important. Gaddafi addressed to the citizens of Al Humes on July 26 with audiotape . There’s a magnificent ancient city of Leptis Magna, which is protected by army against burglars of Benghazi. Translation is not done yet but you should check:

    http://www.youtube.com/wat​ch?feature=player_embedded​&v=BypSnTIixx8

    26 JULY al-GADAFI MESSAGE to al_HUMES:

    Leonor’s message received from Eugeniy: “The government provides people with food Jamahiriya on the eve of Ramadan. Therefore, it sells products in sufficient quantities and at symbolic prices. Private shops will be paid the difference between the price at which they sold earlier, and which now has set the government. Price:
    sugar 10 kg, 2, 5 dinars.
    chicken -1 kg din-3.
    -1 kg beef din-5.
    sap-1l.-1 din.
    pasta -1 kg-0, 2 din
    milk-1L-0.2 dinars.
    These prices allow everyone to eat well and without problems in the month of Ramadan, which begins on August 2.
    At the same time the leaders of the insurgency in Benghazi gathered the rich to lend them money under the pretext to provide food for people. ”

    NS __I continue our conversation with Eugeniy on Skype.
    EL – Have you any news, Nikolai?
    NS – I had successfully photo exhibition at UNIC, dedicated to rock paintings and petroglyphs of the Libyan Sahara. The Russian Committee for Solidarity with the peoples of Libya and Syria is preparing two new exhibition “Libya in the fight.” But do you have any information about what is happening in Akakuse in Wadi Mathendushe, where there are petroglyphs? – Yes, there is information that the petroglyphs and rock paintings had suffered during the fighting.
    – Bastards are these rebels.They pillaged the museums of antiquity at Benghazi, and destroyed the treasures of antiquity in eastern Libya, and now they aim on the ancient caves. Inform me in detail what is happening there. – What UNESCO? After all, ancient monuments of Cyrenaica are protected by UN .

    Rebels were taken out of Benghazi, after they plundered ancient artifacts to be sold abroad … Yes, a Moscow news. A source at the Foreign Ministry said “Argumenty.ru,” Sergei Lavrov said that “uncomfortable to hold the current Russian foreign policy.” I quote: “Russia’s foreign policy determined solely by the President. He also takes personnel decisions. It is said Sergey asked to be relieved of his duties as a minister, but before the election, well, presidential election 2012, it is uncomfortable. So, probably after the resignation of the government related to the presidential elections, to a new cabinet minister, he has not come, “- says the source.
    Sergei Lavrov, one of the few Russian Ministers, which was not seen in any of a corruption scandal. His colleagues speak of him as “a statesman, as far as possible the interests of defending the country.”
    According to a source at the Foreign Ministry, the last drop was the decision of the Russian president about Libya and the resignation of the Russian ambassador in this country Vladimir Chamov. You know him well. This is a very honest man,he was in the Iraqi during the war, has received awards for bravery.
    – And where is he now ?
    -He works in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Everything is fine. We met at the photo exhibition in Libya in the UN Information Center in Moscow, sometimes talking on the phone. The other news I’ll pass on your E-mail, something new that was sent to me.
    – Good. I’m waiting! When will come to us ?
    -Soon. That will open the exhibition, and will come.

  22. MISRATA

    Text of al-Gadafi’s Leader’s Speech to Misrata Tribes in Tripoli and its Suburbs
    23 JULY 2011 17:16:48
    at Tripoli

    After that we had a major industrial plant ..the steel plant which changed the life of Misratans ..they have earned a higher standard of living and became a source of envy for other towns ..all the trucks used to carry steel from Misrata are those owned by Misratans..truckers from other areas complained of what they saw unfair treatment. Misrata has three Seaports ..some people protested that asking why not expanding Tripoli’s Seaport..why should Misrata be so privileged.. All goods unloaded at Misrata ports are transported to other regions in central and western Libya by means of trucks and cars owned by Misratans. Water was transported from Ain Tawega to Misrata.. water from the Man-Made River was made available to the people of Misrata. In fact Misrata became so blessed by those goods and services it was rendering to other Libyan regions that it became the envy of other cities and towns.. Misrata has an airport ..if the city’s population wanted to go Hajj they can travel from the airport of Misrata directly to Makkah. Misrata has become a booming economic hub. Personally I appreciate Misrata ..I was there at a particularly difficult time ..I found refuge in Misrata having been driven out from Fezzan ..I lived in Misrata ..Misrata was scene to major battles against the Italian occupation ..Misrata is the land of Qur’an, culture and wise men. But what happened that Misrata was obliterated so fast..it collapsed and rocked

    In fact, I am not a believer of envy, however, I’ve become a believer now, Libya in general was hit by envy due to prosperity it was in and the freedom and security Libya was in. Here all of the sudden everything is spoiled, same thing for Musrata, it was like I described, and all of the sudden it burnt and destroyed, for who’s interest Musrata was destroyed? where those destroying Musrata are going, just tell us where are they going. A city isolated on the Libyan coast, from the front there is the desert and behind it the sea, what do they want to do with it. Even when one occupies it or stay in it permanently, where don one want to go? What’s your future? This is farce, this is a game of mad people, people fiddling with Libya’s potentials, come to Musrata and destroy it, come to Benghazi and destroy it, come to Derna and destroy it, if these people are from inside then they are cursed and from the descent of traitors and foreigners who settled here and who should return to their countries, as they are not guests who respect our hospitality, foreigners who came to Libya and want to destroy it, and which donkeys of the gulf took part in, because their concern is to pay and destroy Libya, despite the fact there is nothing between us, we’re in Africa and they’re in Asia, we’re Muslims and they’re atheists, we left them and went to Africa and told them farewell, and came and conspired against us with their dollars, gas and money to destroy our country, why? they will pay for it, the donkey gulf traitors will pay the price for killing the Libyans people by the hundreds and thousands, they’re funding the crusaders’ campaign, the campaign of Christians against a Muslim country, they’re paying money to kill Libyans, what’s left between them and us, but those who responded to them in Musrata and joined their ranks, taking dollars from them to destroy Musrata, where are they going? there is nothing left to destroy, here Khums, Zlitin, Tawergha, Beni Waleed, Tarhouna and Sirte.

    What’s being destroyed is Musrata, is it Musrata’s enemy or dear those who are destroying it, those who put Musrata in this situation, where is the steel and iron factory? they destroyed it, dogs from abroad, they are not dogs, dogs are better than them, dog do not betray, somebody from abroad, they’re breaking iron and steel factory, and manufacturing armored vehicles, a modern industrial fortress, we wanted to develop it, they came and destroyed it. Is this someone who loves Musrata, is he a Muslim and nationalist? He is Satan, for whose interest the iron and steel factory in Musrata was destroyed? is this person in his state of mind, is he a nationalist, does he have any logic, does he have a religion, they entrenched themselves in the factory and began opening fire so the army would respond and destroy the factory. They destroyed the factory, Libya’s industrial fortress is destroyed, who did this? Is it Satan? Satan does not do such things, is it someone from you? Is he from Musrata? What’s the excuse? furthermore, the pictures of the children you’re lifting have been killed, they were killed in their homes and squares, what led us to this?
    Did Italy come to Misrata ..so we need to liberate it.. did America ..did Israel ..never Misrata is free, and enjoys the authority of the people and wealth. They broke into the city ..wrecked havoc in it firing from its buildings ..fire returned and thus families died ..they used children and women as human shields.. They took more than 100 children whose whereabout we do not know…may be to Europe to be envengelized.. Who did this to Misrata children and why?.. they were playing happily in Misrata ..who did this was a satan ..but from what family ..waht tribe and for what? They destroyed the Seaport, the airport ..who can guarantee that an airport or a Seaport will ever be built in Misrata ..it’s over..
    People admitted it before you, haven’t you seen them? one person said he killed 18 women from Musrata, he cut off their breasts and attacked two sisters, haven’t said before you, these are the actions of Satan, can a nationalist do this, is this Islam, are these the morals of Musrata, are these the morals of Libyans, what crime have the 18 women done so that their breasts get cut off, hasn’t he said it in front you, you must have followed his admission, 18 women from Musrata he said he slaughtered tem and cut off their breasts, why? he said because they were infidels, you’re the infidels, Musrata is the town of Quran, now they are entrenched in homes of the families, they go in with machineguns and rifles and impose themselves on the families, they eat and drink from the families, and they tell them we’re entrenched in the apartment or the villa and we will fight, and when they are told to leave, they reply if I leave I’ll kill you. How many families they’ve killed, families who said we’re not with you were killed, they say either you are with me or we’ll kill you. Is this democracy, this is the democracy of NATO, this is the democracy of Europe. Do the Europeans want us to do this? Is this peace, is this democracy, is this nationalism, the misery Musrata is in is the same as Benghazi.
    Where are you going to go with the destruction of Misrata..even if became independent ..what kind of future will it have? a city of 100.000 where it is heading ? It is surrounded by Khoms Zlitan and Tarwerga ..if it proclaimed independence Libyans will deny it electricity and water ..they would say you are a hostile state ..and we will not give you electricity and water ..these are our resources ..and for the airport and the Seaport they will not be of any use since they will be under shelling. What does Misrata want..he who led this operation ..I do not know whether he was alive or dead ..all he wished for was to become the mayor of Misrata..come and be its mayor.. But Misrata should not be destroyed and its women and children should not be killed. What kind of battle is this ..if Misrata was invaded by the French or the Americans we will defend Misrata..either Misrata remains free in a sovereign state enjoying power and wealth..but to sacrifice 1000 of people from Misrata ..who the fool doing that ..where is Misrata heading? Even if Misrata became independent we will surround it from all sides.. this is not Kurdistan or south Sudan ..this is a city on the Mediterranean ..on the Libyan coast ..it has no future even if we said to her you are free.
    What will you do ..was it a state that should fight for independent? this is a city of 100.000..the other towns will antagonize it. We said be independent ..we want each Shabia to become a Jamahiriya..we said make a small Jamahiriya ..but you cannot bring in Nato and fight in Misrata ..for what? Ok we leave Misrata but what will become of it? ask the scum in Benghazi..who deceived your children ..recruiting them to die in hundreds for nothing. This is tragic..where is the wise men..they ought to ask what should done to save Misrata..this is ridiculous ..the bastards who compromised Misrata.. we cannot accept a situation in which Misrata becomes under occupation, under the Crusaders..this is neither acceptable nor sustainable. The Libyan people will march on Misrata to liberate the steel plant..the Seaport and the airport..to free families who were locked up in flats they will march in millions. Lay down your arms ..you have no future in Misrata ..those bastards who come from Benghazi send them back ..those agents of colonialism ..those who associated themselves with the Crusaders and the same time shout Alluhu Akbar..Libyans will not wait anymore on Misrata.
    No people in the world is pleased see a city of their cities in this way, only if they were silly people, and they do not deserve to live at all. Even enemies laugh at them. They, themselves are surprised, saying ”how the Libyan people did not crawl to Misurata till now?!”. Even NATO themselves say crawl to it and take it, because every day they cry ”O NATO… O NATO… O NATO”. They call for the crusader alliance… ”O crusader alliance… O crusader alliance”. NATO said ”Relieve us from Misurata troubles, O Libyans… take it. Those people are calling all day and night, O NATO O NATO, as if we were their servants , but we’ve got hundreds of problems from Afghanistan, China to Russia”. They suffer in North Korea and Iran and other places in the world. in addition to that they’ve got their internal financial and economic problems, falls and storms. After they enter it, they kill your children. They enter the buildings and homes to kill your children deliberately. They come to the families carrying weapons and impose themselves in the houses and kill who deny them. They have killed many families and stayed in their houses eating and drinking arbitrary. They threw the bodies out of the apartments. People of Misurata are not important for them. The important thing for them is this deviant group coming from abroad, or traitors from this Satanism category which is interested in sacrificing human beings. Now, what is unreasonable is that the notable people of Misurata are helpless in this way, that they cannot liberate the city of Misurata. No… No you should move unarmed to Misurata to get rid of this deviant group who control the city. And if you die you are martyrs. Will you live forever?! The rest of your ages should be devoted to liberate Misurata. No, No you cannot let Misurata so. It is your task to move to Misurata and gathered some of your wise people to move there. If they shoot you, tell them ”We want to save our city… get out of our city; and leave it a peaceful city like the rest of Libyan cities”. You must go alongside with your wise men. Sir, Ibrahim Ghuwayl and other sheikhs, even young men and women, you all should move to Misarata by your cars carrying the white and green flags then enter the city and tell them to get out of Misurata. Tell them ”We don’t need you. We do not need to fight”. Misurata should not remain in this way. Move two hundred kilometers. You must go, and enter Misurata. Say to them ”that is enough”, because their situation is hopeless. We crawl… crawl… the Libyan people crawl to Misurata. Their situation is hopeless. They should hand down their arms and run away to Turkey or to go to (Sharaxia), Nicosia, Chechnya or Benghazi. * The Leader addressing one of the participants: “Allah blesses you, dad, I can see the written words on your hands”
    Tell them ”you are hopeless” They are hopeless. They have no future. As it has been; (The enemy is before you and the sea is behind) or vice versa. What people is the sea, or who Libyans want to save Misurata? What is their future?! They must surrender quickly. The Libyan people are preparing themselves. And as I told you that NATO gets upset with them. They said ” Let’s get rid of this calamity by name of Misurata which are calling us day and night; Come…Come. Take it and let’s relieve. They said, ”What’s in Misutara? Is there oil, gas or a major strategic site, such as South of Sudan, Suez Canal, Straits of Gibraltar, Panama Canal, Hermes, or Strait of Bab?”. They said, ”what will we do with Misurata? It is not a strategic location. We have no need for it.” What I mean is that Europe doesn’t need Misurata. It needs unified Libya. Europe interests are in Libya not in Misurata. What will they eat there (Indian figs) or what? They have nothing to do with it. After they had occupied it a time ago, they left those wretches who manipulated, wasted and burnt the city. Every day, they shoot and kill people. They must understand that even the enemy who they depend on, (their Christian master), has no interest in Misurata. For them, it amounts nothing. Where does Misurata march? Where are you pushing it? You are hopeless. Hand down your weapons quickly. Run away to Benghazi. If you want to escape to wretches and traitors there, go to Turkey. We will give you a chance to escape. Throw your weapons on streets. Where are families I know, respect and appreciate? Where is the family of the Almuntaser? … Where is the family of Shalluf? … Where is the family of Gritah? … Where is Shanishah family which is from Warflla? Where are Kharraz, who are from Jawazi tribe? They must come out saying we would not stay in this stir. Jawazi, the Revolution is theirs, the Revolution of Libya. Al-Fateh Revolution is their revolution which would protect them and their future. They must get out proving their existences if they are exist. Where is Aljabu family? … Where is the family of Zebleh? … Where is Ben Gheza? …I know all of these families. Where is the family of Al- Ghwalat? And where is the family of Ajili? Where are Gannabeh and Hedaddah, who are from Warfalla? … Where is the family of Sadawi who are from Jawazi tribe? Where are families of Kabi, Bodbus and Faki? Where is Ma’daan familly? , Get out Ma’daan. What is this nonsense? Where are those? Zreik families are all from Ma’daan. Get out. The family of Ben Shatwan is a Ma’daan family. Where are they? Where is the family of Jalal which who are from Jawazi tribe? Where are they are they? … Get out. Zeglam is from Zeliten. Get out? … Shuwaib is from Warfalla … Where are they? … Get out. Alshawawah families are from Ma’daan. Where are all these families? Family of Alshawahedi, family of Darrat, Bozekok and family of Amsmir, where are they? Families of Alkhadam, Zarouk all those are from Hassoun tribes. They go there to Sirte. Where the family of Berrass Ali? … Where are the families of Bala, Aldradfah and Almqsba? Where is the family of Beit Almal? … Where are the families of Almangush, Alkhzorh and Baddy? Where are all these families I know? I mean these families are wise families. Where are families of Drnawi, Barouk, Hamir, Alkrama and Shanib? … Where is the family of Tarjaman? … Where is it, Mr Bashir? … Where are families of Alarbah, Alfortiah, Salaabi and Gaddafi? These are all respectable families and the families that I know. It is unreasonable to let Misurata this way. Where are the families of Boshahema, Kulaioan, Chklawon, Kerkom and Gaddah? Where are all those families which I depend on? … It is unreasonable to disappear and to let Misurata to an unknown handful of traitors and lunatics. Where are those crazy? … Wipe them out. – The Leader addressing a participant: “Yes, I can see you, dear … Long live.”
    This cannot be happen Mr., Abrahim” and gentlemen who are with you. It is unreasonable. This is a decisive moment. It is a historical responsibility not an easy matter. People die every day. The enemy bombards us with aircraft and vessels. How can we leave?! Where is Bourguiba’s family? Where are those families? * The Leader addressing one of the participating girls: “Yes, I can see you mum … I can see henna on your hands … Long live”. This is a historical responsibility. No matter to die, but the disadvantage is to let Misurata under an unknown gang destroying the city while you still watch. What a farce is it! How can the Libyans run the port of Misurata of which they depend on the arrival of goods? It must be released. They also depend on iron and steel factory, how could it be destroyed? The factory was not built by Misurata money, but money from the Libyan people. This belongs to all Libyans. The ports are not from the budget of Misurata, but from the budget of the Libyan people. So, Libyan people should liberate supply stores and stores of goods in Misurata to distribute goods to other areas. Where are you who you were living in prosperity and affluence? Where are truck owners and iron and steel workers? Restore the city as it was. It is your duty. This farce should be ended. O People of Misurata, you are wrong if this farce continue. Very, very outrageous history would be recorded on you. You would not accept or allow it. It is a defect. Crawl to Misurata together without weapons. I love Misurata … My heart is torn apart to see Misurata in this destruction. Forward … Peace upon you”.

  23. US in Revolt.

    It Can Be Done. Now is the Time.

    It Can Be Done. Now is the Time. Americans Can Stop the Corporate Machine and Create a New World

    By Kevin Zeese

    July 26, 2011 “Information Clearing House” — October2011.org seeks to Stop the Machine and Create a New World. It can be done. Indeed, it must be done and now is the time to do it. The thousands who have joined October2011.org know the challenges we face but we also know that the disastrous direction the country is going is unacceptable. We have seen that the normal tools – elections, lobbying and education – do not work. The U.S. is facing a crisis on many fronts – economic, environmental and in foreign relations – and the government does not respond or even makes things worse.

    We certainly understand the despair, lost hope and discouragement that many Americans feel about the U.S. political system. The system seems designed to make change impossible. We also see the power and sophistication of the corporate propaganda media machine. But, we also see people in the United States seeing through the propaganda, understanding the truth and getting angry. In every rebellion around the world that has occurred in the last year – from Egypt to Spain – the view that it can’t be done, the people will not rise up would have been the belief of 95% of the population before it happened. Predicting the future is not as easy as it looks. There is a lot of evidence that the time may be right for an American Awakening. The past is not always the future.

    The organizers of October2011.org are well aware of the challenges we face and aware of the power of the U.S. police forces to stamp out dissent. We have faced them before. We are developing contingency plans to deal with those issues. And, we know if the police remove us on the first day, October 6, we will come back in the days that follow with even more people. We will not give up. Indeed, in Spain on the first day, the police cleared out a few hundred people, and then they came back two days later with thousands more and stayed for a month. They continue to pressure the government with their indignant independent movement demanding real, fundamental change starting with real democracy, not the phony two party charade they encounter in Spain as we also do in the United States.

    October2011.org is a peoples led effort. The people who have signed up are doing their part: Spreading the word; Urging their friends and families to come; And, coming themselves. We all know we cannot let business as usual continue — it is literally killing us and others, degrading the environment, destroying the middle class and creating massive transfers of wealth to the richest 1%.

    One thing that stops many from doing anything is fear of failure. We don’t fear failure. October2011.org will be a success. The issue is what level of success will it be? That is up to you, dear reader. If you see the misdirection of the country, do not despair, join us. Unified with confidence in our power we cannot be stopped.

    There are always people who say “it can’t be done.” If the human species lived by that credo we’d still be living in caves and not growing our own food. Africans would still be slaves in the United States. Women would not be allowed to vote. All of these changes became inevitable after seeming impossible. Indeed, change is inevitable. Our economy is collapsing and government is dysfunctional. This cannot continue. Change will occur. It is our job to direct it to a better world.

    People involved in this effort have been organizing for years, some for decades. Some of the leaders, including me, organized events where 130+ were arrested in December and 110+ in March protesting the wars. Many were part of organizing demonstrations of tens of thousands of people. This event builds on years of organizing, not just demonstrations but organizations. It is not an event coming out of nowhere or disconnected from other organizing work. And, none of us see this event as the final event that will solve all the problems the United States is facing.

    We see October2011.org as another event building an independent movement. This event is not about “instant”gratification, it is about persistent, well-informed citizen action that demands an end to war and domination by concentrated corporate interests.

    In December I worked with some of the leaders of Veterans for Peace and other organizations to protest the wars. We knew when we organized this event we would be building to something like October2011.org — we called it building a ”culture of resistance”. At this event, Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent and author Chris Hedges, made a clarion call for resistance, large and small, against corporatism and militarism: “Hope will only come now when we physically defy the violence of the state. All who resist, all who are here today keep hope alive. All who succumb to fear, despair, and apathy become an enemy of hope. They become in their passivity agencies of injustice.”

    The people of the United States are showing they are ready to revolt against the tyranny of corporate power. October2011.org is not alone in organizing a revolt against corporatism and militarism. We are part of a rising tide of Americans who have had enough. If the corporate media covered what was going on in the U.S. this time would be seen as one where the country is in revolt. The corporate media does not cover the culture of resistance because they know that if Americans knew they were not alone they would be empowered to do more.

    Here’s a snapshot of America in Revolt. There are many more examples – big revolts in Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan against austerity and challenges to union rights. There are many other revolts being planned that are bigger than the ones listed below. October2011.org may be timed exactly right, it may be the zeitgeist moment where the people of the United States are ready to stand up against the corporate-state and demand real change; demand that the peoples necessities come before the profits of campaign donors. Here are some examples of Americans revolting against the status quo, some you may have heard of, but I doubt you have been aware of all of them: Peace protesters have been out all over the country demanding an end to the war. On the anniversary of the Iraq War a protest was held in Washington, DC:

    These are a few among many, many more examples of America in revolt. Multiple protests are occurring every week. America is in revolt and October2011.org is seeking to bring all of these concerns together. October 6 ,the beginning of the occupation of Freedom Plaza, is the beginning of 11 years of war in Afghanistan and the first week of the new federal fiscal year that will make austerity spending – for everything except war – a reality. Every issue will be affected by this new budget and the link between war spending and austerity will become evident to all.
    October2011.org seeks to unite Americans who recognize the need to end corporatism and militarism.

    Already enough people have signed up and many more have told us they are coming without signing up so that we know October2011.org will be a success. The only question is how successful. When we announced October2011.org we published an article History is knocking! Now that we have been organizing this event for two months, there is no doubt history is in fact knocking. October2011.org will be an event of historic significance.

    We know that out of this event will come more actions – just like a splash creates ripples; mass resistance will create more resistance. As Wikileaks says, “Courage is contagious.” We want to make as big a splash as possible so that the impact is long-lasting and an independent political movement builds so it cannot be ignored. If you would like to see a turning point in history be part of October2011.org. Join us in spreading the word, reaching out to all Americans and making the turnout as large and as strong as possible.

    Kevin Zeese is on the steering committee of October2011.org and directs It’s Our Economy.

    just too many videos, so go to:

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28690.htm

  24. UPDATE & IMPORTANT NOTE from NOVEMBER 2011:
    I previously reported Khaled al-Hamedi as being deceased two days after he filed suit in Belgium, on 28 JULY 2011, by NATO bombing raid in Tripoli Thursday evening on his offices there. Apparently that was a “RAT” lie; and was not true at all. (My heartfelt condolences for the whole family lost (including his unborn child) and murdered by the Sorman NATO attack where all died but himself and his heroic father, Kawildy, of the al-Fatah Revolution of ’69.
    http://mathaba.net/news/?x=629252 )
    My mistake, can be read at:
    https://theorbo1.wordpress.com/2011/07/25/the-future-for-the-great-green-jamahiriya/
    where I reported him deceased BY BEING FOOLED BY THE RATS!

    Khaled is apparently in a safe place where the RATS cannot reach him—by confirmation of the Green Charter Commitees—-so you see, I too was fooled—but as Saif says, NEVER AGAIN.

    Here is the original report:

    Bombing again of Tripoli Airport 28 July 2011

    Many children dead!

    https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2309083046258&oid=213018878711849&comments
    al-Hamedi avec Lizzie Phelen

    KHALED HAMEDI was one of tonights victims of the bombing!
    Khaled Hamedi

    Khaled al-Hamedi, in the past had won many awards (even in the USA):

    Khaled El Hamedi Recognized For Efforts in Promoting Digital Literacy by Certiport
    18/07/2009 19:44:00
    Certiport announced on Tuesday 15 July in Salt Lake City in the US that Khaled El ‎Hamedi, chairman of ENG Holding Libya, and Deryck Nutley, manager of the IT ‎Providers Consortium in Scotland (ITPCS), will be recognized for their efforts in ‎promoting digital literacy. ‎

    The pair have been selected for induction into this year’s Champions of Digital ‎Literacy Hall of Fame and are candidates with four others for the highest honor of the ‎recognition program: the Inspiration Award.‎

    ‎”The exemplary work of each inductee into the Hall of Fame reminds us that ‎individuals can make a difference in bridging the Digital Divide in their communities ‎and countries,” said Ray Kelly, president and CEO of Certiport. “Mr. Nutley’s push ‎for the creation of a consortium brought digital literacy and global credentials to ‎several Scotland colleges, while Mr. El Hamedi has helped accelerate Libya’s ‎entrance into the information-based economy following a difficult period of ‎embargo.”‎

    Champion of Literacy 2009  CANADA
    CHAMPION OF LITERACY 2009 CANADA

    Khaled El Hamedi: In 2004, following the removal of the U.S. trade embargo, it ‎became increasingly apparent that Libya needed to reinvest in the country’s ‎infrastructure and re-skill its citizenry for 21st century jobs. ‎

    El Hamedi elected to bring the Certiport Internet and Computing Core Certification ‎‎(IC3 ®) digital literacy program into Libya as a crucial bridge for developing current ‎and relevant skills. To date, he has helped train and certify more than 30,000 public ‎and private workers in his country. ‎

    Deryck Nutley: Nutley helped spearhead the creation of ITPCS to link the Scottish ‎Qualifications Authority (SQA) national certifications to other more widely ‎recognized industry certifications, enabling participating students to receive the ‎benefits of both.‎

    ‎ Since 2004, he has managed and helped grow the consortium to triple its initial size ‎to include 76 percent (25) of the colleges in Scotland that offer computer learning. El ‎Hamedi, Nutley and others will be welcomed into the Hall of Fame preceding the ‎announcement of the Inspiration Award winner Aug. 1 at the Certiport ‎PATHWAYS™ 2009 international conference.‎
    ‎ ‎
    The Champions of Digital Literacy Hall of Fame was established in 2005 to honor the ‎exemplary efforts of individuals across the globe who champion the adoption of ‎digital literacy standards. Each year, nominations are received from around the world ‎and award recipients are selected based on the measurable scope and social impact of ‎their efforts. ‎

    The Champions of Digital Literacy Inspiration Award is given in recognition of the ‎visionary leadership required to transform communities and nations through digital ‎literacy initiatives.‎
    Certiport prepares individuals with current and relevant digital skills and credentials ‎for the competitive global workforce. These solutions are delivered by more than ‎‎12,000 Certiport Centers worldwide and include Certiport Internet and Computing ‎Core Certification (IC3®), the official Microsoft® Office certification programs and ‎the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program.‎
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    El-Hamedi Receives Inspiration Award in Canada
    07/08/2009 18:51:00

    al-Hamedi in Canada, award

    Photo: Mr. Khaled El-Hamedi speaks at the ceremony during which he received the Inspiration Award.

    As the first Arab Inspiration Award winner, the Libyan businessman and philanthropist, Khaled El-Hamedi, received his award in Tronto, Canada last week stressing that the way forward is through education and acquiring of digital knowledge.

    El-Hamedi was selected for induction into these years Champion of Digital Literacy Hall of Fame and was given the program’s highest honor, the Inspiration Award, for his work in promoting computer literacy in Libya.

    El-Hamedi has a history of working for humanitarian causes. In addition to being chairman of ENG Holdings he is also the president of International Organization for Peace, Care and Relief (IOPCR), an NGO that partnered with UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency and many other international bodies working in the humanitarian field.

    El-Hamedi’s educational background in computer science engineering led him to have an enduring belief in the benefits of computing and IT skills.

    In 2004, El-Hamedi started promoting computer training in Libya after witnessing the country’s struggle to enter the digital age after 25 years of sanction and embargoes.

    “For any country to thrive in this modern digital age era it’s essential that there is a basic understanding of computing in the general population,” said Mr Khaled El-Hamedi.

    “We in Libya have suffered from the embargo and we are behind in the development of digital literacy. It’s so important that we bring these skills and credentials to my country in order to fill this void and be updated in our technology.”

    Over 30,000 public and private workers in Libya have been trained and certified through the efforts of El-Hamedi. Introducing new techniques and technologies to build employability skills was no easy task.

    El Hamedi contacted government ministries to offer digital literacy training and certification programs custom-made to fit their employees.

    Working through the branch of ENG Holdings that oversees the IT training he set up training centers, organized training programs and provided technical support for digital literacy learners.

    “The new skills employees obtained by going through the computer training program not only changes the way employees work, but the way that they live in general,” said El-Hamedi.

    “Some people came to us knowing nothing about computers. After a few weeks or months they can do everything on the internet. It’s an exciting feeling.”

    Khaled El Hamedi Recognized For Efforts in Promoting Digital Literacy by ‎Certiport

    Certiport announced on Tuesday 15 July in Salt Lake City in the US that Khaled El ‎Hamedi, chairman of ENG Holding Libya, and Deryck Nutley, manager of the IT ‎Providers Consortium in Scotland (ITPCS), will be recognized for their efforts in ‎promoting digital literacy. ‎

    The pair have been selected for induction into this year’s Champions of Digital ‎Literacy Hall of Fame and are candidates with four others for the highest honor of the ‎recognition program: the Inspiration Award.‎

    ‎”The exemplary work of each inductee into the Hall of Fame reminds us that ‎individuals can make a difference in bridging the Digital Divide in their communities ‎and countries,” said Ray Kelly, president and CEO of Certiport. “Mr. Nutley’s push ‎for the creation of a consortium brought digital literacy and global credentials to ‎several Scotland colleges, while Mr. El Hamedi has helped accelerate Libya’s ‎entrance into the information-based economy following a difficult period of ‎embargo.”‎

    Khaled El Hamedi: In 2004, following the removal of the U.S. trade embargo, it ‎became increasingly apparent that Libya needed to reinvest in the country’s ‎infrastructure and re-skill its citizenry for 21st century jobs. ‎

    El Hamedi elected to bring the Certiport Internet and Computing Core Certification ‎‎(IC3 ®) digital literacy program into Libya as a crucial bridge for developing current ‎and relevant skills. To date, he has helped train and certify more than 30,000 public ‎and private workers in his country. ‎

    Deryck Nutley: Nutley helped spearhead the creation of ITPCS to link the Scottish ‎Qualifications Authority (SQA) national certifications to other more widely ‎recognized industry certifications, enabling participating students to receive the ‎benefits of both.‎

    ‎ Since 2004, he has managed and helped grow the consortium to triple its initial size ‎to include 76 percent (25) of the colleges in Scotland that offer computer learning. El ‎Hamedi, Nutley and others will be welcomed into the Hall of Fame preceding the ‎announcement of the Inspiration Award winner Aug. 1 at the Certiport ‎PATHWAYS™ 2009 international conference.‎
    ‎ ‎
    The Champions of Digital Literacy Hall of Fame was established in 2005 to honor the ‎exemplary efforts of individuals across the globe who champion the adoption of ‎digital literacy standards. Each year, nominations are received from around the world ‎and award recipients are selected based on the measurable scope and social impact of ‎their efforts. ‎

    The Champions of Digital Literacy Inspiration Award is given in recognition of the ‎visionary leadership required to transform communities and nations through digital ‎literacy initiatives.‎
    Certiport prepares individuals with current and relevant digital skills and credentials ‎for the competitive global workforce. These solutions are delivered by more than ‎‎12,000 Certiport Centers worldwide and include Certiport Internet and Computing ‎Core Certification (IC3®), the official Microsoft® Office certification programs and ‎the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program.‎
    Khaled K. El-Hamedi
    خالد الخويلدي الحميدي
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khaled_K._El-Hamedi

    Khaled al-Hamedi
    President of the International Organization for Peace, Care and Relief

    رئيس المنظمة العالمية للسلم والرعاية والإغاثة
    Incumbent
    Assumed office
    2002
    Personal details
    Born 31 December 1973 (age 37)
    Tripoli, Libya
    Religion Islam

    IN LIBYA:
    Khaled al-Hamedi awared peace in Libya
    El-Hamedi receiving the Medal of Courage from the Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in 2010.

    The Decoration of Al-Quds from the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in 2009.
    The Decoration of Al-Quds from the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in 2009.

    WIKIPEDIA:
    Khaled El-Khweldi El-Hamedi ( Arabic :خالد الخويلدي الحميدي ) is a Libyan humanitarian peace activist and the founder of the Tripoli based International Organization for Peace, Care and Relief ( IOPCR ). He is also Computer engineering graduate.
    Contents
    [hide]

    1 Early life and education
    2 Humanitarian Activities
    3 Honors
    4 Personal Achievements
    5 Targetted by NATO
    6 References
    7 External links

    [edit] Early life and education

    El-Hamedi was born on 31 December 1973 in Tripoli, Libya. He grew up in the city and received his Bachelor of Engineering Science with a major in Computing in 1996 from the Faculty of Engineering at Tripoli’s AlFatah University. In 2001 he obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration in Telecommunications from the International University in Geneva, Switzerland, having passed with high distinction.
    [edit] Humanitarian Activities

    As President of IOPCR, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with special consultative status on the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN),[1] El-Hamedi stimulated the activities of the organization in many humanitarian fields around the globe. In March 2002, he went to Kuwait to help handle the issue of Kuwaiti prisoners of war and those reported missing in action during the Iraq War,[2][3] as well as heading the ‘No to war, Yes to peace’ Campaign to deliver aid to the children of Iraq.[4] He also raised a tent at the Rafah Border Crossing on the Egyptian – Palestine border under the slogan ‘Stop The Bleeding’ as a protest over Israel’s January 2009 invasion of the Gaza Strip.[5]

    IOPCR has engaged in various forms of aid work in Algeria, Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, Sudan, Bosnia as well as made local contributions to different care centers throughout Libya such as orphanages and homes for the elderly.

    During recent years El-Hamedi has achieved agreements with a number of International Organizations working in the field of humanitarian relief such as The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),[6][7] The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), The Italian Council for Refugees (CIR),[8] The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC),[9] – Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), The International Islamic Relief Organization (IR), and The International Organization for Migration (IOM).[10]

    In cooperation with the UNHCR he has made illegal migration among the top priorities of the organization[11][12][13] along with handling refugees cases in partnership with (UNRWA).[14]
    [edit] Honors
    The Decoration of Al-Quds from the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in 2009.
    El-Hamedi receiving the Medal of Courage from the Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in 2010.

    In Ramallah – Palestine, in December 2009, the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas granted Khaled El-Hamedi The Decoration of Al-Quds in the first degree in recognition of his humanitarian efforts and support for the Palestinian People.[15]
    In the Gaza Strip – Palestine, in January 2010, the Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority Ismail Haniyeh granted the Medal of courage to the President of the Organization for breaking the siege of the Gaza Strip at (The Conscience of the World) tent that witnessed the signing of the fraternity program between Palestinian and Libyan families.[16]

    [edit] Personal Achievements
    Awarded Champion of Digital literacy CDL 2009.

    In El-Hamedi’s specialist field, Toronto, Canada, based Certiport Inc. presented him with the Inspiration Award in recognition of his visionary leadership in the promotion of digital literacy (Champion of Digital literacy CDL 2009)[17][18] as Chairman of Eng Holding group in Libya during the Certiport Pathways 2009 Gala awards ceremony.
    [edit] Targetted by NATO

    20 June 2011, 2:30 am, NATO bombed the family home of Al Hamedi, in Sorman (70 km west of Tripoli). According to the Alliance, it was to destroy the headquarters of a pro-Gaddafi militia. According to foreign press, the field included only family dwellings. Undercover agents have marked the houses. 19 people were killed, whose his wife and children, as well as domestic workers.[19]
    [edit] References

    ^ The Organizations Application
    ^ SHEIKH MOHAMMED AL-SABAH RECEIVES FOREIGN OFFICIALS, KUNA / Politics / 4 March 2002
    ^ Kuwait News Agency KUNA
    ^ A Libyan relief plane arrives in Baghdad today with a slogan ‘NO to war, YES to peace’, Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, 23 December 2002, issue 8791
    ^ Aljazeera.net
    ^ UNHCR signs agreement aimed at ensuring refugee protection in Libya, UNHCR News, 4 July 2008
    ^ Libyan NGO pledges to support UNHCR in North Africa, UNHCR News, 26 February 2007
    ^ Initiatives in favour of refugees in Libya, CIR press release, 29 February 2008
    ^ Ambassador Mannan conducts important talks in Libya, Organisation of The Islamic Conference news, 28 December 2008
    ^ Partnership with Libyan Civil Society Assists Detained Migrants, IOM press briefing 12-06-2009
    ^ Alshames newspaper
    ^ Charity Concert Raises Awareness on the Dangers of Irregular Migration, African Press Organization, 23 October 2009
    ^ Rescued Migrants Speak of Ordeal,IOM Press Briefing, 01-04-2009
    ^ UNRWA signs a Cooperation Agreement with IOPCR
    ^ The Palestinian President granted Khaled El-Hamedi The decoration of Al-Quds
    ^ The Medal of courage for the President of the Organization and signing a fraternity program, Alittihad newspaper
    ^ Libyan Businessman Captures Certiport Inspiration Award, Certiport News, 1 August 2009
    ^ Libyan Businessman Captures Certiport Inspiration Award, Generation of new technology, press releases, 1 August 2009
    ^ The Sorman massacre, by Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Network, 3 July 2011.

    [edit] External links

    IOPCR websiteAlFatah University
    Certiport, Inc.
    EngHolding Group website

    {{Persondata | NAME =El-Hamedi, Khaled K. | ALTERNATIVE NAMES = | SHORT DESCRIPTION = Founder of [[The International Organization for Peace, Care and Relief | DATE OF BIRTH =31 December 1973 | PLACE OF BIRTH =Tripoli, Libya | DATE OF DEATH = 28 JULY 2011 | PLACE OF DEATH = TRIPOLI

    • It is horrible—even Khalid was murdered by NATO in Tripoli just a day after he filed suit in Belgium. Only the elder Kawadi remains, and heartbroken—all his family [and the friends staying that night after the birthday party] perished by the AXIS through NATO.

  25. A história de Muammar Al Qadhafi
    par Gilson César Ferreira Gomes, vendredi 29 juillet 2011, 05:02
    https://www.facebook.com/notes/gilson-c%C3%A9sar-ferreira-gomes/a-hist%C3%B3ria-de-muammar-al-qadhafi/226616790713337

    MUAMMAR AL QADHAFI

    The Consummate Revolutionary
    innocent

    young revolutionary

    Leader of the World Revolution

    “Man of faith and tradition, Muammar Al Qadhafi cannot be classified according to the criteria commonly admitted. If you search for him on the right you will find him on the left, since he preaches in many ways a renovation with the air of revolution. But if you look for him on the left you risk finding him on the right, because this sincere mystic is tied to more than one traditional value. It is not Qadhafi who is senseless; it is the terms, obsolete, and upon which are based the subjective judgements of foreign observers who are more interested in polemic than in the truth.”

    – Prof. Francis Dessart

    To the all exploiters and enemies of humanity, Muammar Qadhafi is the world’s number one ‘terrorist’. But to the oppressed, the exploited and the struggling peoples of the earth he is a teacher, guide, brother, but above all, the leader of a world revolution for a New Civilisation.

    At the Second World Mathaba Conference held in Tripoli, Libya, on March 15th, 1986, just one month prior to the United States bombing raids on Libya, the spiritual head of the North American based “Nation of Islam”, Minister Louis Farrakhan introduced Muammar Qadhafi by stating that the Libyan Arab people’s collective need for freedom produced a leader who was born to serve the masses. Minister Farrakhan said that when a people is oppressed the need for freedom produces a longing which in turn produces a leader.

    “The oppressor is always watching for that leader,” Louis Farrakhan explained, “…they know that the people will never be free until they produce a leader with the vision to create the revolution and see it through to its ultimate end.”

    Such a leader is Muammar Al Qadhafi.

    Muammar Al Qadhafi is more than just the Leader of the Libyan people. More than the Leader of the struggling Arab Nation. More than the symbol of hope and freedom for the oppressed of Africa, Asia and Latin America. For he is above all the Leader of the World Revolution. A man of determination and courage who is carrying the torch of real liberty not just for his own people, but for the people of the entire world. These are not just mere words or idle praises because unlike many of this century’s heads of state who have laid claim to the mantle of ‘revolutionary leader’, Muammar Al Qadhafi’s ACTIONS and LIFE have earned him the title of Leader of the World Revolution. Many men have apportioned to themselves the titles of Leader and Revolutionary but few reflect the great responsibilities of such appellations in even the smallest aspects of their lives. Muammar Al Qadhafi is a truly unique man, a man of a different calibre, a man whose example and thoughts inspire the struggling oppressed masses and haunts the oppressors. This is why he is loved by the peoples of the world but feared by the ruling exploiting cliques who know that his words and actions expose them for what they are.

    Qadhafi’s Inspiration

    In the desert heaven and earth meet. It was in the desert that God spoke to Moses, and in the desert the ancient revolutionary Prophet Elijah heard the “still voice of God” ordering him to face the tyranny of an oppressive ruler. In the desert, Christ prepared himself through fasting and prayers for a mission which was to shape Western history. In the solitude of the desert the Prophet of Islam Muhammad contemplated the order of creation and the sad state of his own people. In the desert Muammar Al Qadhafi was born, lived, dreamed and reflected. (Islam and the Third Universal Theory, Mahmoud Mustafa Ayoub, Ch. 1.) From an early age he appeared to be different from other children. He was serious, even taciturn; yet his stern countenance was always tempered with an inquisitive smile. He was an only son to a family who lived in the desert, far from the city and its demands and benefits. Young Muammar seldom played with his cousins; rather he was always lost in thought about one thing or another. (Gadafi, Voice From the Desert, Mirella Bianco, Page 4.)

    When asked about how he was brought up Brother Qadhafi said: “It was difficult in terms of the circumstances and the environment under which I lived. Bedouin life is mobile; the strictness of upbringing therefore comes from the severity of these circumstances. But socially I was free. We were Bedouins enjoying full freedom and we lived amongst nature and everything was absolutely pure, in its true self, in front of us. We lived on the land and there was nothing between us and the sky.”

    The eternal values and natural traditions of his Bedouin background helped to provide Muammar Qadhafi with a profound appreciation of the innate aspects of human existence. Brother Qadhafi himself has stated:

    “Bedouin society made me discover the natural laws, natural relationships, life in its true nature and what suffering was like before life knew oppression and exploitation. This had enabled me to discover the truths that I have presented in the Green Book. It gave me a chance which has never been given to anybody else in my position. I have known and lived life in its very primitive stages. Because of that early life, a very simple life, I have lived life in its various stages right up to this modern age of imperialism when life became very complicated, very abnormal and unnatural. …I had a general idea how to make the masses free, how to make man happy. After that, things started to get clearer.” (‘Heart to Heart With Qadhafi’, New Africa, Feb. 1983.)

    Even as a youth, Muammar Qadhafi earned the respect and admiration of his fellow secondary school students for his passionate interest in politics and revolutionary example. He used any political issue or significant event as a good occasion for a demonstration: the Algerian revolution, French testing of an atom bomb over the Sahara, the death of Patrice Lumumba and the dissolution of the Syrian-Egyptian union in 1961 are only a few examples. It was while at secondary school in Sebha that Muammar Qadhafi formed the first revolutionary committee out of a small circle trusted like-minded friends to whom he confided his revolutionary vision of a new Libyan society of freedom and independence. Among these young people were Abdul Salam Jalloud and others who have played a leading role in the Libyan Revolution. Single-minded and self-determined Muammar Qadhafi dedicated himself to the overthrow of the corrupt regime of King Idris and the establishment of the new society on the principles of justice, equality and a fair distribution of wealth.

    Inspired by the Great Arab Revolutionary Gamal Abdul Nasser, Muammar Qadhafi in 1963 joined the military academy and the following year organised the Free Unionist Officers as a revolutionary force committed to the liberation of Libya and the achievement of Arab unity. Original members of the first revolutionary committee formed at Sebha secondary school, like Abdul Salam Jalloud, also joined the military, following the leadership and example of Muammar Qadhafi. However the Free Unionist Officers were not a vague independence party, but a highly disciplined, committed movement upholding moral strictness, Arab unity, freedom and social justice. One of their first axioms was freedom from any party politics.

    Mirella Bianco after interviewing Col. Qadhafi’s childhood friends and close family members wrote: “it is in the desert that one must seek out the very essence of Qadhafi’s nature, of the spirituality, of the mysticism which have greater weight than any of his aspirations, and which influence even his political action… It is precisely this concept of liberty, the intangible freedom of desert people, – a freedom entirely one’s own and yet a submission to God, and God alone, – which underlies all the choices, decisions and actions taken by Qadhafi; even, and perhaps essentially, those of a political nature. To his way of thinking, there is no salvation for mankind or for the nations unless they believe in God and cling to those moral values which no coercion can enforce, and which can arise only from faith.” (Gadafi, Voice from the Desert, Mirella Bianco, P.4.)

    September One

    On September 1st, 1969 the months of planning and the years of dedication and discipline came to fruition. With one determined blow from the Free Unionist Officers the reactionary regime of King Idris collapsed and a new day dawned in the history of Libya, the Arab Nation and of the world’s struggling peoples. Not a military coup d’etat it was the beginning of a revolution the ramifications of which were to reach every part of the globe and touch the lives of all peoples. It was the beginning of a revolution which answered the inner call of humanity and was inspired and led by Muammar Qadhafi. Shortly before his death the father of Arab nationalism, Gamal Abdul Nasser, while speaking at a rally at Benghazi noted the world historic role that Muammar Qadhafi would play. The great Egyptian leader declared: “I am leaving you, I say to you: My brother Muammar Qadhafi is the representative of Arab nationalism, of the Arab revolution and Arab unity. My dear brothers, may God watch over you for the well-being of the Arab people. May you go from victory to victory, for your victories are the victories of the Arab people.”

    The revolution which began on September 1st 1969 was unlike previous coups and so-called revolutions, it had as its aim not the glorification of another ruling clique or exploiting class but the victory of the dreams and hopes of the masses for final emancipation. On September 1st, 1969 a revolution dawned under the leadership of Muammar Qadhafi which answered the cry of the people and responded to the examples of the Prophets and Apostles of God.

    Today, many years after the formation of the first revolutionary committee, the organisation of the Free Unionist Officers and 1st of September 1969, Muammar Qadhafi still holds to these sublime values and lives them as the Leader of the World Revolution. In the words of Vanity Fair journalist T.D. Allman: “If Kirkegaard was right, and purity of heart is to will one thing and one thing only, then Qadhafi was the purest-hearted military conspirator ever to seize control of a nation. He did not drink or smoke, there are no tales of youthful passion; he appeared to have no personal life at all.”

    This purity of heart, single-mindedness, courage, dedication and self-determination are the cherished aspects of a revolutionary life and they can be seen in abundance in the life of the Leader Muammar Qadhafi. These noble qualities enabled Col. Qadhafi, with profound insight, to develop the principles of the Third Universal Theory and apply them in the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. Since the Bolshevik uprising in Russia the world had been locked in a struggle between the forces of Marxist communism and liberal capitalism. Revolutionaries who rejected both of these ideologies could find no leadership or coherent worldview which articulated their positions and was responsive to the real needs of the masses. This was only the case until the publication of The Green Book. Muammar Qadhafi has commented that: “It is not like writing an ordinary book. It was simply an attempt to explain the dialectic which exists between Marxism and capitalism. The world has reached a political and economic impasse, and humanity simply cannot accept this impasse and accept to die. There must be a way out. That way out is this new theory”. (‘Heart to Heart With Qadhafi’, New Africa, Feb. 1983.)

    Qadhafi’s Vision

    At a conference on Euro-Arab relations in Tripoli in May 1973, the Leader of the Revolution expounded on the philosophical aspect of the Third Universal Theory and its relationship to national and social liberation. In this speech we see the highly developed awareness of the Revolutionary Muammar Qadhafi and his acute appreciation of the complex inner needs of all the world’s peoples. It is worth recalling his words which are still very relevant to life in the 1990s. He said:

    “Humanity now urgently needs a cry of justice which would return it to its senses and to its Creator… We need to go back to God and turn away from evil… Atomic bombs, missiles, biological weapons and aggression can only be the making of the Devil. The ideology we propose to the world is humanitarian but not made by men, nor is it a philosophy, but it is based on truth…. This is Gods law, always one, immortal, and unchangeable, a universal religion of truth which belongs to all mankind. The Third Theory offers an alternative to capitalist materialism and communist atheism and calls for the return of mankind to the Kingdom of God. Mankind was never in greater need to rearm itself with faith than it is now. We all know that all the philosophies and ideologies have failed to disprove the existence of God, and as the truth of His existence is self-evident, it is quite clear that society must be reorganised in every country of the world in accordance with the will of God and the precepts of His Prophets.”

    Here we see the philosophical depth of the Third Universal Theory and how it has been drawn from the struggle of the masses for freedom and from the dynamic revolutionary precepts of the Messengers of God. “The Third Universal Theory, in simple terms, is a comprehensive formulation of the noble principles and moral values sent down from Heaven to the Prophets and Apostles to help guide people on the right path leading to happiness, stability and human tolerance. It is a worldview based on the concepts of justice, righteousness, moral fortitude, and respect for national existence. The Third Universal Theory has answers for the political, military and socio-economic problems facing human communities. For instance, popular rule is the political face of justice and righteousness. Socialism is the economic face of social justice, and the armed liberation struggle against colonialism in all its forms is the military face of peace and justice. These are principles that are able to guide every aspect of life. Since the problems of democracy and economic justice are closely connected with the whole well-being of society, we can, in the light of these principles, achieve right among peoples through people’s power, and a new socialist society, free from exploitation, oppression and wrong-doing.” (Jamahiriya Era of the Masses, Libyan People’s Bureau, Canberra, Australia. P.20.)

    This is the world historical mission of the son of the desert Muammar Qadhafi to return to the natural precepts which alone can guarantee human fulfilment and establish justice in the society. As such Muammar Qadhafi’s message covers the political, economic, social and philosophical dimensions of life. In The Green Book he sets out fully the principles of the Third Universal Theory, a way which alone can lead searching humanity out of the capitalist/Marxist nexus. The main idea behind The Green Book is a return to the natural life and to natural forms of socialism and direct democracy – People’s Power – which places all authority, wealth and arms in the hands of the people. To quote from The Green Book: “Finally, the era of the masses, which follows the age of the republics, excites the feelings and dazzles the eyes… The Third Universal Theory heralds emancipation from the fetters of injustice, despotism, exploitation and economic and political hegemony, for the purpose of establishing a society of all the people where all are free and have equal share in authority, wealth and arms. Freedom will then triumph definitively and universally.” (The Green Book, Muammar Al Qadhafi.)

    The Italian writer Mirella Bianco drew a comparison between Muammar Qadhafi and the Prophet Muhammed which is worthy of note. Both the Prophet and Qadhafi are Bedouins of a similar desert background. They both share, therefore, a common love for freedom, physical endurance, and an ideal of equality in society. They are both given to meditation, and share the belief that no real change in society could occur without a spiritual transformation. Both share a feeling of urgency in having to convey their vision of the universe to others. They are both teachers with unshakable certainty in the rightness of their convictions. They both possess unusual courage, and an indomitable determination to pursue their mission. Finally, they are products of similar moments of transition and change in human history.

    A Revolutionary Life

    In a rare interview with Western journalists in January 1986, only months before the U.S. terrorist bombing of Libya, the Leader of the Revolution spoke frankly about his life and how he had been misunderstood by the West. Meeting the journalists in his tent he told of how he admired former US Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and of other world leaders he admires like “Egypt’s late Gamal Abdul Nasser, India’s Mahatma Gandhi, Sun Yat-Sen of China and Italy’s Garibaldi and Mazzini.” (Really, I’m a Nice Guy, Kate Dourian, Tripoli, Libya.) He spoke of his favourite book The Outsider by British author Colin Wilson and others he likes such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Roots. Throughout this interview the profound thinking and innate humanity of Muammar Qadhafi shone through.

    In March 1986 the British newspaper Daily Mail held an exclusive interview with the Revolutionary Leader. In the introduction to the article the writer commented: “It was hard to credit that this was the man President Reagan had condemned as the world’s number one terrorist. Colonel Muammar Al Qadhafi was simple and charming sitting by the bonfire outside his tent when I arrived to interview him. He told me: ‘I see the press as being the messengers between me and the world to tell them the truth.'”

    The failed actor and failed President Reagan addressing a press conference in November 1985 was asked what he thought of Muammar Qadhafi. In a rare moment of sanity Reagan replied: “I just think that the man is a zealot. He’s pursuing a revolutionary cause that could affect a great many countries.” (US Targets Libya Again, The Green March, Brisbane, Australia, Feb-March 1986.) So this is Muammar Qadhafi’s “crime” in the eyes of imperialism. Muammar Qadhafi’s “crime” is actively working to build a better world for all humanity and outlining in his Green Book a way by which the masses on every continent can take power, wealth and arms into their hands.

    At a time in world history when so-called revolutionaries are deserting principle and rushing to join the ranks of the bourgeoisie ruling circles, the Leader Muammar Qadhafi stands out as a symbol of steadfast commitment to revolutionary principles. As he himself has said: “I am a revolutionary in struggle. One doesn’t become tired when one is engaged in struggle. The struggle will continue. I will continue.” The life of Muammar Qadhafi is one of revolutionary struggle and sacrifice for the well-being and victory of the masses of humanity. Muammar Qadhafi’s inspiration, vision and life have earned him the title of LEADER OF THE WORLD REVOLUTION. Let us all resolve to march forward under his direction and encouraged by his example taking the message of the Green Book to a searching and seeking world.

    Prepared by Revolutionary Committee Movement, Australia

  26. Lee Roy

    29 juillet 04:55

    hahahahaha!!! Jamaraheya, invest pension funds in London Stock Exchange.
    The zionists, Golden Sachs, disappear the money. The Civil servant complain to Prime Minister money is sailing unaccounted for (illeagal) to Clayman Islands..and then to Turkish Bank..(Libian)…
    Hillary Clinton..mfia…gives this mone to NTC..and NTC..go to countries begging money for oil, while hiding all this 30 billion..given to the rat terrorists, by USA..(Jamaraheya money) … t
    he money is then found by Ghaddafi Army, in a store room…hahahaha!!!!!


  27. Once upon a time in Libya

    28.07.2011
    FABLE 1

    http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/28-07-2011/118611-once_upon_time_libya-0/

    F2
    Once upon a time in Libya. 45000.jpegOnce upon a time there was a good farmer in an arid region called Libya. Through hard work, he freed his farm of vultures, wild dogs and pigs who gobbled up the little it produced and turned it into an oasis, providing food not only for the Libyan people but also for an enormous area around, called Africa, whose people he fed and educated for free.
    F3

    This good farmer was called Muammar. He turned the desert into good fertile land with its own water supply and the perfect conditions for three harvests a year. He treated his land well and worked hard, not taking much of the produce for himself, but instead developing what he had and distributing the wealth among his workers. He was so successful that he even expanded welfare projects to the villages around his farm, providing the people with food, medicine and learning programmes and allowing farmers in Africa to free themselves from bands of thieves who used to come and steal their produce, desecrate their lands and rape their women.

    F4
    F4
    “GUIDE OF THE FIRST SEPTEMBER”

    A group of farmers whose land was barren because they did not know how to farm it properly, eyed Muammar and his farm with greed and jealousy. After all, he had enough produce in just one harvest to feed them and their villages for decades. So these farmers, whose names were Nicolas and David, call on a third, named Barack, who was more powerful and together they hatched up a demonic scheme.

    Muammar had fired a few lazy workers (Bingazi, Misratah and Tubruq) who were stealing produce and selling it for their own benefit whereas Muammar himself had distributed it to others for free. Barrack, David and Nicolas called them and spoke to them, promising them wealth beyond their wildest dreams if they followed orders.

    One day these lazy workers, religious fanatics and perpetrators of the most unspeakable cruelty, started a riot. They raped two girls, the daughters of the foreman, aged four and six, they impaled a six-year-old boy with a stake, they slit the throats of the Negro workers and hacked people to death where they stood.

    They called the other workers together, then one of them shot the others and said “Hey! Muammar is shooting us! Come and help!” David, Nicolas and Barack were already waiting on the east and west borders of Muammar’s farm with massive supplies of weaponry. They even had thousands of flags made from before the time Muammar took the farm over, a time when it was the poorest farm in the entire region.

    Bingazi, Misratah and Tubruq, “the lazy three”, waved the flags furiously as they started torching food supplies, burnt the granary, destroyed the housing projects Muammar had built for them, set fire to the school he had built and looted the chapel. The other workers looked on aghast and went to Muammar’s house to stand by him to protect the man they had come to call their Brother Leader.
    F5

    F6

    Barack, David and Nicolas, using the little wealth they had accumulated against the collective wishes of their own families and workers, started a savage campaign bombing the buildings which Bingazi, Misratah and Tubruq “the lazy three” had not yet torched, a campaign in which they murdered one of Muammar’s sons and murdered three of his grandchildren, as they claimed to be “protecting” the lazy three. They did not apologise, they just looked over their shoulders and sneered “We regret…” The rest of the sentence was imperceptible but some say it ended “that we did not kill Muammar”. Then they sent in their “journalists” to invent stories about how noble the lazy three were and how terrible were Muammar and his good workers who supported him and loved him.

    As the anger and defiance among Muammar’s workers grew stronger and his good and loyal people fought back bravely, the lazy three reeled and asked David, Barack and Nicolas to start a campaign based on destroying Muammar’s water supply so that his workers would be without water. They destroyed the main pipeline irrigating the fields and supplying drinking water then the following day they destroyed the workhouse where the water pipes were made. Water, the essence of life for thousands of years, since Humankind began, was targeted by military hardware. Now how evil is that?

    Muammar said he would hold a collective meeting among his workers for them to choose who should lead them but Barack, David and Nicolas refused. After all, the lazy three had already been bought with promises and it was they who should lead the farm, because they would then be controlled and forced to give them their produce.

    F7

    The people from the region around looked on horrified. Those who had formerly respected David, Barack and Nicolas and their representatives Willy, Hillary and Alan and who knew how worthless the lazy three were (after all, they had formerly been paid assassins creating havoc on other farms) were surprised at the recognition of terrorists, murderers and rapists as the leaders of the farm and disgusted at the acts of child murder and wanton destruction, so they came together to call upon the Justice System to take action.

    Portugal 2007
    PORTUGAL 2007

    At first the Justice System in a land called Belgi turned a blind eye, saying that terrorism was not a crime and basically that it couldn’t give a flying duck about the rape and murder of children. However, as the surrounding community became more indignant, the longer this outrage went on, before they took the matter into their own hands, up stepped a strong, brave man whose authority David, Nicolas and Barack were forced to respect.

    The end of the story is unclear. Some say it ended with the hanging of Barack, David and Nicolas and their representatives Willy, Hillary and Alan while the lazy three went away to slaughter and rape and burn on another farm. Others say that Barack, David and Nicolas actually controlled the justice system and went unpunished for their crimes. Well, it is only a story…

    F8
    In this version, Muammar stayed on and rebuilt his farm, always wary of the lazy three whom he had never trusted, and continued to do his good deeds in Libya and Africa, while all the farms around him cut all contacts with Barack, David and Nicolas and renegotiated their deals with a new order of good farmers which had meanwhile appeared.

    F9

    Barack, David and Nicolas and their farms were never, ever trusted again and were looked upon with hatred, suspicion and derision.

    Muammar is still there today, looking after his children and grandchildren and continuing his humanitarian projects.
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    Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

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    Pravda.Ru

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    KING OF AFRICA

  28. FROM MATHABA:
    http://mathaba.net/news/?x=627716

    here is much shooting going on in the city and people are very angry with the siege they have been under and came out en masse as the news spread.

    The airport is back under popular control, as are the military bases.

    The masses are reported to have set free the prisoners who were held for several months by the terrorist rebel forces.

    The popular masses also marched on the rebel “Transitional National Council” and attacked it and have made a new civilian leadership, according to reports received by Mathaba.

    Some people are asking for Abdel Fattah’s body and others who have died but are unable to as they are held by people who do not wish them to receive an honourable burial given the popular anger.

    The masses have refused to hand over his body to his tribe or any one.

    The bodies were simply placed into holes without ceremony, due to the anger at the terrorists who held the city captive for four months, causing many to flee to neighbouring Egypt and all resources to be plundered, leaving the city bankrupt and largely without services as well as being terrorised.

    Women were often forced to wear complete coverings, where before it was the freedom of women to dress with or without veil, citizens had to stay in their homes, and anyone caught with a photograph or having voiced any past support for the legitimate democratic government and Mu’ammar Qadhafi were abducted, shot or tortured.

    The world was horrified by videos appearing across YouTube which were proudly taken by the “rebels” showing a young boy who supported Qaddafi having a pole driven through his entire body, he later died in hospital of his horrific injuries. Bodies of Libyan soldiers who were tortured and murdered after surrendering and peaceful pro-government demonstrators were abused in public by the rebels.

    YouTube has erased the many horrific videos of soldiers who surrendered to the rebels and were then videoed under interrogation with their hands and feet tied. One soldier who said although he had surrendered his “heart is with Qaddafi” was then beheaded and his heart cut out and stamped upon, all videoed by the TNC rebels.

    The TNC was composed of North African Al-Qaida islamists and members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, as well as corrupt officials from the Libyan government who defected when investigations started into corruption.

    The TNC has been backed by the USA, Britain, France, and other NATO members, and just in the past days received a “full recognition as the legitimate government of Libya” by the British government.

    The western media has been careful to play down the Al-Qaida involvement in the opposition to Libya’s legal and democratic government, which is a direct participatory democracy, and the historic revolutionary leader Al-Qaddafi.

    The media has also avoided reporting the truth of several pro-democracy demonstrations that took place all holding up al-Qaddafi’s photo and waving the Green Flag of the Libyan “People’s Power” revolution.

    The demonstrations which took place across most Libyan cities, peaked at 1.7 million people in Tripoli, which showed that support for Qaddafi has grown to close to at least 80% of the population.

    Mathaba analysts believe that before the NATO attacks on Libya in support of the islamist Al-Qaida groups, which are seen as deviants by most Muslims, the strong support for Qaddafi was around 20% and opposition around 3%. After 3 months of attacks, we estimated strong support for Qaddafi at 80% and opposition at 2%.

    If the NATO attacks continue during the Holy Month of Ramadan, especially given the potential return of Benghazi to civilian democratic rule, Mathaba Libya analysts believe the level of “strong” support for Al-Qaddafi will rise to 95% and the active opposition will decrease to below 1%.

    The Muslim fasting month of Ramadan is expected to begin around August 1st — mathaba #
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

    • NATO strikes on Libyan television transmitters
      Libye
      http://www.cyberpresse.ca

      NATO announced Saturday it had conducted a series of precision strikes against three of the remote transmitters

      NATO bombed during the night of Friday to Saturday several installations of Libyan public television in Tripoli, making dozens deaths and injured men. Justification of NATO: ” Kadhafi uses the interventions televised to oppress the civil populations, installs hate between Libyans and mobilizes the supporters ” They save the people by bombing journalists and televisions!!! The manager of the chain, Khaled Bazilia, reported ” international Act of terrorism in violation of the resolutions of the Security Council of the UNO. We are employees of Libyan official television. We are not a military target, we are not commanders of the army and we do not constitute a threat for the civilians ” Libyan television continued issuing on Saturday morning, determined a journalist of Reuters.

      Against the judge by Parrot Ocampo still nothing to say, international delight in the lawless and crimes against humanity, the defenders of freedom of expression and journalism take a selective duty unprecedented while the number Libyan civilian casualties continued to meet peaks in indifference totale.En African civilians are actually as apes in laboratories and our media are all sheep to be slaughtered if they do not reproduce the propaganda of the oppressors and criminals. The AU has sacrificed his silence by a member who paid half of its annual budget for decades, the African meanwhile sleeps like a log in a deathly lethargy, counts its dead from day to day and goes without emotions routine, preoccupied with his own sort.

      ‘OTAN frappe des émetteurs de la télé libyenne | Libye
      http://www.cyberpresse.ca
      L’OTAN a annoncé samedi avoir mené une série de frappes de précision contre trois émetteurs de la té

      L’OTAN a bombardé dans la nuit de vendredi à samedi plusieurs installations de la télévision publique libyenne à Tripoli, faisant des dizaines de morts et de blessés.
      Justification de l’OTAN : “” Kadhafi se sert de ses interventions télévisées pour opprimer les populations civiles, installe la haine entre Libyens et mobilise ses partisans “”
      On sauve le peuple en bombardant des journalistes et des télévisions !!!

      Le directeur de la chaîne, Khaled Bazilia, a dénoncé un “” Acte de terrorisme international en violation des résolutions du Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU. Nous sommes des employés de la télévision officielle libyenne. Nous ne sommes pas une cible militaire, nous ne sommes pas des commandants de l’armée et nous ne constituons pas une menace pour les civils “”.

      La télévision libyenne continuait d’émettre samedi matin, a constaté un journaliste de Reuters.

      Par contre le juge Perroquet Ocampo à toujours rien à dire, les organisations internationales se complaisent dans le non droit et les crimes contre l’humanité, les défenseurs de la liberté d’expression et le journalisme assument un devoir sélectif sans précédents tandis que le nombre de victimes civiles Libyennes continu à atteindre des sommets dans l’indifférence totale.

      En Afrique les civiles sont en réalité que des singes de laboratoires et nos médias sont tous des moutons à abattre s’ils ne reproduisent pas la propagande des oppresseurs et des criminelles.

      L’UA a sacrifié par son silence un pays membre qui payait la moitié de son budget annuel durant des décennies, l’Africain quant à lui dort comme un Loire dans une léthargie cadavérique, dénombre ses morts au jour le jour et vaque sans émotions à sa routine, préoccupé par son propre sort.

  29. MSN NEWS AND REUTERS ARE SO FULL OF LIES, this is part of a report in today’s news:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43953174/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/

    NATO aircraft attacked satellite transmission dishes belonging to Libyan state television in Tripoli, a spokesman for the alliance said late Friday.

    Col. Roland Lavoie said three satellite dishes were destroyed in the strike. He said the attack was aimed at preventing Moammar Gadhafi’s regime from broadcasting intimidating and oppressive messages that incite hatred and “mobilize its supporters against civilians.”

    “Our intervention was necessary as TV was being used as an integral component of the regime apparatus designed to systematically oppress and threaten civilians and to incite attacks against them,” Lavoie said in a video statement.

  30. http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627710?rss
    Posted: 2011/07/29
    From: Mathaba

    Gadhafi Innocent
    (NOTE OF DENNIS SOUTH):
    This is one of the most fascinating and extremely important articles to have appeared since the beginning of the war of aggression and genocide conducted by NATO and the Libyan traitors against the Libyan Jamahiriya. This article reveals that, aside from the physical genocide against Libya, there is a cultural genocide that is also being waged, initiated by Bengazi jihadists who are extreme anti-women fanatics, and who wish to permanently destroy the elevated status that Libyan women have achieved under Muammar al-Gadhafi.

    Anyone who knows the internal dynamics of Islamic society will realize that it is no exaggeration whatsoever to state that, perhaps more than oil, gold, and political power, the Bengazi traitors are motivated by their outrage of Gaddafi’s progressive stance on the equality of women, and women’s rights.

    As Ms. Lindauer reveals, Gaddafi’s reforms for Libyan women were so progressive that the “bearded one,” Ayatollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa (decree) declaring the Libyan Jamaniriya to be blasphemous to Islamic traditions. But, anyone who knows the sunna (practice) of Prophet Muhammad would recognize that Gaddafi’s reforms are totally in line with the authentic traditions of Islamic society….

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    Susan Lindauer:
    Why Western Woman Must Support Gaddafi
    By Susan Lindauer

    For European bankers, it’s a war for Libya’s Gold. For oil corporations, it’s a war for Cheap Crude (now threatening to destroy Libya’s oil infrastructure, just like Iraq). But for Libya’s women, it’s a fierce, knock down battle over the Abaya— an Islamic style of dress that critics say deprives women of self-expression and identity.

    Hillary Clinton and President Sarkozy might loath to admit it, but the desire to turn back the clock on women rights in Libya constitutes one of the chief goals for NATO Rebels on the Transitional Council.

    For NATO Rebels—who are overwhelmingly pro-Islamist, regardless of NATO propaganda (see http://www.obamaslibya.com) — it’s a matter of restoring social obedience to Islamic doctrine. However the abaya is more than a symbol of virtue and womanly modesty. It would usher in a full conservative doctrine, impacting women’s rights in marriage and divorce, the rights to delay childbirth to pursue education and employment—all the factors that determine a woman’s status of independence.

    That makes this one War Libya’s women cannot afford to lose. For those of us who support Islamic modernity, there are good arguments that Gadhaffi would be grossly irresponsible to hand over power to a vacuum dominated by NATO Rebels. Given the savagery of their abuses against the Libyan people (www.obamaslibya.com) —and the Rebel’s agenda to reinstate Shariah and retract women’s rights, Gadhaffi has an obligation to stand strong and block them for the protection of the people.

    Indeed, it’s somewhat baffling that France or Italy would want to hand power to Rebels, outside of an election scenario. Elections would be a safeguard that would empower Libyan women to launch a leadership alternative that rejects the Abaya. That’s exactly what the Rebels fear, and it accounts for their deep, abiding rejection of the election process. Democracy poses a real threat to NATO’s vision of the “New Libya.”

    The abaya carries so much weight in the battle for Islamic modernity that Gadhaffi pretty much banned Islamic dress from the first days of his government. Getting rid of the abaya was part of Gadhaffi’s larger reform package supporting women’s rights—one of the best and most advanced in the entire Arab world. The transformation of women’s status has been so great that the Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran imposed a fatwa against Gadhaffi years ago, declaring his government blasphemous to Islamic traditions.

    To gain insider perspective on Gadhaffi’s reforms for women, members of a fact-finding delegation in Libya spoke with Najat ElMadani, chairwoman of the Libyan Society for Culture and Sciences, an NGO started in 1994. They also interviewed Sheikh Khaled Tentoush, one the most prominent Imams in Libya. Imam Tentoush has survived two NATO assassination attempts, one that was particularly revealing.

    Tentoush said that he and 12 other progressive Imams were traveling to Benghazi to discuss a peaceful end to the conflict. They stopped for tea at a guest house in Brega— and NATO dropped a bomb right on top of them, killing 11 of the 13 Imams, who had embraced Islamic reforms that empower women’s rights and modernity.

    There were no military installations or Gadhaffi soldiers anywhere nearby that would have justified NATO bombing. This was a deliberate assassination of Islamic leaders who give religious legitimacy to Gadhaffi’s modernist policies, and therefore pose a great threat to the conservative ambitions of Islamic Rebels. NATO killed them off.

    What’s got radical Islamists so upset in Libya? Here’s a primer on women’s rights under Gadhaffi:

    No Male Chaperones in Libya

    In Libya, women are allowed to move about the city, go shopping or visit friends without a male escort. Unbelievable as it sounds, throughout most of the Arab world, such freedoms are strictly forbidden. In much of Pakistan, for example, a 5 year old male child would be considered a suitable chaperone for an adult woman in the marketplace. Otherwise she’d better stay home. In Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, women are frequently locked in their apartments while their husbands, brothers or fathers go off to work. Yes, there are exceptions. Some families individually reject these practices. However, before readers protest this characterization, you must be honest and acknowledge that the Taliban in Afghanistan and the Saudis/Kuwaitis aren’t the only groups that constrain women’s freedoms in the Arab world. This is common social behavior throughout large swaths of Arab society.
    In Libya, women are never locked in their homes, while their husbands, fathers and brothers go to work. Gadhaffi forbids restricting women’s mobility.
    In Libya, women have full legal rights to drive cars—unlike their sisters in Saudi Arabia. In a lot of Arab countries, a woman’s husband holds her passport. So she cannot travel outside of the country without his approval.

    Marriage Rights

    Tragically, in Kabul, Afghanistan, a young woman can be locked in Prison for rejecting her father’s choice of husband. Until she changes her mind, her prospective mother in law visits the prison every day, demanding to know why her son is not “good enough” for this girl. Why does she disobey those who know what’s best for her? That poor woman stays locked up in Kabul prison until she changes her mind. And it happens right under the noses of American and NATO soldiers. A NATO Occupation won’t protect Libyan women, either.
    All over the Arab world—from Yemen to Jordan to Saudi Arabia to Iran— fathers and brothers decide what age a young woman will be given away in marriage, usually as soon as she hits puberty— She has no choice in the most important decision of her life. Frequently a young girl gets married off to one of her father’s adult friends or a cousin. Throughout the Arab world, it’s socially acceptable for a shopkeeper to ask a young Muslim girl if she has started to menstruate. A good Islamic girl is expected to answer truthfully.
    Not in Libya. To his greatest credit, bucking all Islamic traditions—from the first days of government, Gadhaffi said No Way to forced marriages. Libyan woman have the right to choose their own husbands. They are encouraged to seek love marriages. Under strict Libyan law, without exception no person can force a Libyan woman to marry any man for any reason.
    Forced marriages have been such a problem throughout the Arab world, that in Libya, an Imam always calls on the woman if there is an impending marriage. The Imam meets with her privately, and asks if any person is forcing her to marry, or if there’s any reason she’s marrying this person other than her desire to be with this man. Both Najat and Imam Tentoush were very adamant on these points.
    In Libya, the Imams are expected to protect the woman from abuse by relatives.

    Right to End a Marriage

    Divorce is brutally difficult for a woman throughout the Arab world. A husband can beat or rape his wife, or commit adultery or lock her in a room like a prison. No matter what a woman suffers, as a wife she has no legal rights to leave that marriage, even for her own protection. When her father negotiates that marriage contract, she’s stuck for life. A man can divorce a woman in front of two witnesses by repeating three times: “I divorce you. I divorce you. I divorce you.” He can text that message on a cell phone, and it’s over. The woman has no reciprocal freedom. She’s stuck in that marriage until her husband lets her go.
    Not so in Libya. A Libyan woman can leave a marriage anytime she chooses. A woman simply files for divorce and goes on with her life. It is very similar to U.S. laws, in that a man has no power to stop her. It’s completely within her control to initiate a divorce.
    In Libya, if a woman enters a marriage with her own assets and the marriage ends, her husband cannot touch her assets. The same is true of the man’s assets. Joint assets usually go to the woman.

    These “abnormal” marriage rights stir deep anger among conservative Libyan men. Rebels particularly hate Gadhaffi’s government for granting marriage rights to women.

    But consider how delaying marriage impacts women’s opportunities in society.

    Delayed marriage means delayed childbirth, which empowers young women to continue education and gain employment. Not surprisingly then, Libyan women enjoy some of the best opportunities in the Arab world. That might also cause simmering resentments among conservative Libyan men.

    Education of Libyan Women

    In Libya more women take advantage of higher education than men, according to Najat. There are professional women in every walk of life. Many Libyan women are scientists, university professors, lawyers, doctors, government employees, journalists and business women. Najat attributes that freedom and the range of choices to Gadhaffi, and his government’s insistence that women must be free to choose their lives and be fully supported in those choices. Najat and Tentoush said that some Imams in Libya would like it to be otherwise—especially those Imams favoring the Rebels— but Gadhaffi has always over ruled them. For example there are many women soldiers, and they are very strong and fully capable of contributing to the military defense of the country.
    Women receive education scholarships equal to the men’s. All Libyans can go abroad and study if they so desire— paid for by Gadhaffi’s government. Single women usually take a brother or male relative with them, and Najat said all expenses are covered for both the woman and her companion.
    In Libya, women are not required to seek a husband’s permission to hold a job, and any type of job is available to her. In contrast, many employment opportunities are proscribed in many other Arab countries, because work puts women in daily proximity to men who are not their husbands. That eliminates many types of job opportunities.

    Bashing Women’s Rights

    These are some of the reasons why Rebels consider Gadhaffi an “infidel.” They frequently express a desire to reinstate the Shariah. It’s an open secret in Arab circles. In ignoring this point, NATO resembles the three monkeys. See no truth. Hear no truth. Speak no truth. But the Arab community understands this dynamic. Rebels are going to pat Hillary Clinton and Sarkozy on the head right up until they capture power. Then they’re going to do exactly what they started out to do. Reinstate Islamic law—under the protection of the United States and NATO governments. Conservative social codes will be enforced just like Afghanistan.

    Libyans understand this point, even if Americans and Europeans are lost in denial. It should surprise no one, therefore, that some of Gadhaffi’s greatest support comes from Libyan women. Nor should it surprise Libya watchers that Gadhaffi’s not exactly “clinging to power” as the corporate media likes to suggest. Quite the contrary, Gadhaffi’s support has skyrocketed to 80 or 85 percent during this crisis. President Obama, Sarkozy and Bersculoni would be thrilled to enjoy such intense popular support.

    NATO bombing has backfired and alienated the Libyan people from the Rebel cause, destroying community infrastructure that Libyans are truly proud of. Rebels are chasing pro-Gaddhaffi families out of Benghazi, a sort of political cleansing. But they have no street credibility that would give them power in negotiations with other Libyans, because losers don’t get to dictate the terms. NATO can propagandize until Sarkozy falls over in a fit, but the people have resoundingly rejected these Rebels.

    NATO is pushing a political resolution, because Europe wants off the merry-go-round. In truth, the music is getting uglier every day. NATO never should have jumped on this bandwagon in the first place. There’s no sense to it. They’re fighting Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, and embracing Al Qaeda and conservative Islam in Benghazi.

    Those of us who support Islamic modernity should be relieved that Libya’s people are smarter and savvier than NATO bureaucrats. And we should all say a prayer that Gadhaffi holds on.

    ——————————————————————————————————–
    Susan Lindauer covered Libya and Iraq at the United Nations from 1995 to 2003, and started negotiations for the Lockerbie Trial. Lindauer is the author of “Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq.”

  31. The New United Nations
    Posted: 2011/07/22
    From: Mathaba
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627545

    Dennis South draws attention to the United Governments Organisation and proposes a United People’s Congress as a way forward to a new and truly democratic replacement for the United Nations
    no NWO

    Dennis South

    “Father d’Escoto went on to outline the need for reform in the United Nations, emphasizing the domination of the voting members of the UN Security Council over all other countries.”

    I wonder if the UN can be “reformed.” Reformed according to whose liking? How can a dog-eat-dog capitalist system unite with the share and care socialist systems that are developing on this earth? The aims of a dog-eat-dog capitalist system are not the same as the aims of a share and care system.

    The capitalist system has, as its fundamental purpose, the exploitation of the poor and weak, and the enrichment of the powerful and wealthy. That is not an “over simplification.” It is the very definition of capitalism. The share and care system has, as its fundamental purpose, the welfare of all, and the sharing of resources, in the creation of equality.

    So, how can countries unite, when one set of countries is determined to spread a global system that is geared to create a power-elite privileged class at the top, while the other set of countries strives to create equity, or fairness?

    I think the two systems are incompatable, and, as such, countries that represent those two systems cannot possibly work together in a United Nations body. One system has a sinister purpose, and the other system has a noble purpose. The capitalist countries, within a United Nations body, will constantly attempt to use the structures within that body for the purpose of manipulating UN laws, resolutions, etc., for selfish ends. Rather than seek fairness for all, they will seek big advantage for themselves.

    Here is what I believe. The United Nations, as we are now witnessing through the Libyan war, has lost all credibility. It is an organization that has become a tool of big, private interests. It is a corrupt institution that has outlived its usefulness. Yes, it has humanitarian and other good services. But, at what expense should the world continue working within that structure?

    The United Nations has placed us, at this moment, on the verge of thermo-nuclear war. It has no way to put NATO in check. Indeed, it supports the NATO war of aggression and genocide against Libya and Afghanistan, for instance. The Libyan war has the potential, as has been stated by analysts, to draw in other parties, and possibly drag the world into a global conflagration.

    My proposal is that a new United Nations body must be built. And I propose that it be located in Tripoli. In many ways, the Libyan Jamahiriya has proven itself to be worthy of serving as the headquarters of a new United Nations body. Libya’s historical leader, Brother Leader Colonel Muammar Omo Ju Omo Lo Gaddafi has pushed hard for a united Africa. He has extended help to countries and freedom lovers all across the globe. His help to the African nations demonstrates that he understands the principles of unity and service–principles that are crucial for a United Nations body to exist and be functional.

    Out of Africa came the people of this earth. And out of Africa can emerge the unity of the people of this earth. My vote goes to Libya as the country to house the headquarters of the new United Nations body.
    However, because the United Nations does serve the interests of governments and not the people of the world, and since all governments are not at all run by the people but by the bankers, elites and greedy capitalist corporations, it is thus really more accurate to call the UN the United Governments.

    What is therefore needed for a United Nations to come about, is a United Peoples. United Governments are a bad thing, and the so-called UNO (United Nations Organisation) was created exactly for that purpose, to united the governments of the world under a One World Government dictatorship.

    So, how can we have the people in control of their respective nations, and the nations thus united after being run by the people, and the world united with a United People’s Organization?

    Ideas on how that can come about were in a recent article published here on Mathaba, from the Secretary-General of the International People’s Conference Organisation (IPCO), and it may be time to revisit that and ponder upon it: it is hidden away in a condemnation here of the NATO aggression against Libya.

    The IPCO web site also has an excellent Education Repository, and one of the pages there summarizes the reality of the United Nations, essential reading.
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  32. General Secretary Al-Baghdadi Al-Mahmoudi Stands Strong
    Posted: 2011/07/28
    From: Mathaba http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627704?rss

    al-Gadhafi
    Libyan direct participatory democracy a formidable force against NATO imperialist objectives. Will the white European aggressors therefore wipe out half the Libyan population as they did 100 years ago, in order to get their puppet dictatorship into power? Will the world stand by and watch? Photo: Mahmoudi

    Mahmoudi

    Despite five straight months of evil, satanic, genocidal bombing from the gutless, wholly immoral and most powerful military alliance in human history, the Narcissistic Arrogant Terrorist Organization (NATO), the Libyan People remain strong!

    And, as this article on CNN even admits, so to does the General Secretary of the Libyan General National People’s Congress (GPC), Al-Baghdadi Al Mahmoudi! In reference to Brother Leader Colonel Muammar “Omo Ju Omo Lo” Gaddafi, The Prime Minister says:

    “He is the leader for whom Libyans have nothing but love and respect, and all voices demanding the leader to leave as such should be silenced by these masses of people coming out to the streets expressing their views.”

    “We believe that the Libyan population have made itself very clear: They are not negotiating the future of the leader.”

    To General Secretary Al-Baghdadi Al-Mahmoudi: You have lifted our spirits! You have set fire to our hearts! You have eased our minds! You stand for all oppressed people the world over! May God bless you and all of your descendants!

    Thank you, General Secretary, for your courageous stance in the face of the most brutal and most powerful forces on earth! Thank you for standing with the Libyan people! You have earned your spot in the akhira (paradise)! Because, you have demonstrated your belief that the kalima has not changed!

    The Kalima remains the same: “There is no God but Allah!” The Kalima has not changed to, “There is no God but Sarkozi!” You are a man’s man amongst all of the people of the world! Almighty God has written you down in a special section of His Book! You are our hero! Stay strong!

    In the direct participatory democracy system of Libya, which is a model for the world, the people make legislation and decisions from the basic local level upwards, by gathering in People’s Conferences. This is in fact the democracy that people in Spain, Greece and even the United Snakes of Amerikkka are now looking for.

    In a parliamentary dictatorship, the so-called head of the legislature is a Prime Minister, more accurately called a Prime Sinister or Crime Minister. In a self-governing Jamahiriya it is the General Secretary.

    In related news, the IPCO Secretary-General has also praised the stance of Libya’s GPC General Secretary. Vigilance in ensuring that the popular conferences in Libya are now activated by the youth who have led the battle of resistance, and who in the past were largely absent as participation is voluntary, have also been called for.

    The corruption in the People’s Committees, some of which were appointed by others by circumventing the Jamahiri system of direct democracy, notably Sayf al Islam, and which led to the current crisis whereby an entire city fell to a handful of armed terrorists supported by NATO intelligence agencies, should be addressed, according to many of the comments published at Mathaba News Agency.

    It would be helpful if the General People’s Congress would look into the role of the Green Charter which was legislated in 1988, as to how it became abandoned in recent years, and to work with IPCO to explain and further direct democracy for the people of the world, who are searching for these solutions.

    About Dennis South
    I have been serving, for 43 years, the cause of helping to create a new, balanced and peaceful world.

  33. The United Nations Report on Libya and Human Rights THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO SEE!
    By RobertTilford
    23 July 2011 | Author: Hanif
    http://kwagga.com/

    Originally published on 21 Jul 2011
    A general view shows an emergency meeting among the Arab League foreign ministers held to discuss issues about Libya at the headquarters in Cairo The following is a un-edited United Nations Reports concerning Human Rights in Libya – THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO SEE! The reason is obvious our bombing of Libya is totally unjust! If people knew that what was contained in this report they would know that the US WAR IN LIBYA IS TOTALLY UNJUSTIFIED and President Obama is lying through his teeth:

    GE.11-10097
    Human Rights Council
    Sixteenth session
    Agenda item 6
    Universal Periodic Review
    Report of the Working Group on the Universal
    Periodic Review*
    Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
    * Previously issued as document A/HRC/WG.6/9/L.13. The annex to the present report is
    circulated as received.
    United Nations A/HRC/16/15
    General Assembly Distr.: General
    4 January 2011
    Original: English
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    Contents
    Paragraphs Page
    Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1–4 3
    I. Summary of the proceedings of the review process………………………………………… 5–92 3
    A. Presentation by the State under review………………………………………………….. 6–28 3
    B. Interactive dialogue and responses by the State under review…………………… 29–92 6
    II. Conclusions and/or recommendations…………………………………………………………… 93–97 14
    Annex
    Composition of the delegation …………………………………………………………………………………………… 23
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    Introduction
    1. The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, established in accordance
    with Human Rights Council resolution 5/1, held its ninth session from 1 to 12 November
    2010. The review of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya was held at the 13 meeting, on 9
    November 2010. The delegation of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya was headed by the Vice-
    Minister for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdulati I. Alobidi. At its
    17th meeting, held on 12 November 2010, the Working Group adopted the report on the
    Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
    2. On 21 June 2010, the Human Rights Council selected the following group of
    rapporteurs (troika) to facilitate the review of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: Argentina,
    Norway and Senegal.
    3. In accordance with paragraph 15 of the annex to resolution 5/1, the following
    documents were issued for the review of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya:
    (a) A national report submitted/written presentation made in accordance with
    paragraph 15 (a) (A/HRC/WG.6/9/ LBY /1);
    (b) A compilation prepared by the Office of the United Nations High
    Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in accordance with paragraph 15 (b)
    (A/HRC/WG.6/9/LBY/2);
    (c) A summary prepared by OHCHR in accordance with paragraph 15 (c)
    (A/HRC/WG.6/9/LBY/3).
    4. A list of questions prepared in advance by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
    Northern Ireland, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Slovenia,
    Sweden and the Netherlands was transmitted to the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya through the
    troika. Those questions are available on the extranet of the universal periodic review.
    I. Summary of the proceedings of the review process
    5. During the interactive dialogue, statements were made by 46 delegations. A number
    of delegations commended the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya for the preparation and presentation
    of its national report, noting the broad consultation process with stakeholders in the
    preparation phase. Several delegations also noted with appreciation the country’s
    commitment to upholding human rights on the ground. Additional statements, which could
    not be delivered during the interactive dialogue owing to time constraints, will be posted on
    the extranet of the universal periodic review when available.1 Recommendations made
    during the dialogue are found in section II of the present report.
    A. Presentation by the State under review
    6. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya stated that it highly valued the universal periodic
    review as one of the most important human rights mechanisms in the United Nations, in
    1 Denmark, China, Italy, the Netherlands, Mauritania, Slovenia, Nicaragua, the Russian Federation,
    Spain, Indonesia, Sweden, Norway, Ecuador, Hungary, South Africa, the Philippines, Maldives,
    Chile, Singapore, Germany, Austria, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Angola, Nigeria, Congo, Burundi, Zambia,
    Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Côte d’lvoire, Djibouti and Zimbabwe.
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    which all countries were equal. It was a neutral, non-selective mechanism, with no double
    standards.
    7. The delegation noted that the national report had been prepared in a transparent and
    consultative manner. A national committee had been established with the participation of
    representatives from all relevant sectors. Consultations with civil society organizations and
    relevant stakeholders had also been held.
    8. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya believed that the promotion and protection of human
    rights was one of the most important factors for the progress and development of the
    people. The first declaration of the Great Alfateh Revolution in 1969 had called for equality
    and non-discrimination, and in 1977 the People’s Authority had been declared. In 1988, the
    Libyan Arab Jamahiriya had issued the Great Green Document on Human Rights, which
    provided that all human beings were born free and equal, with no difference between men
    and women. In 1991, Law No. 20 on Strengthening Freedoms had also been enacted. The
    Libyan Arab Jamahiriya was party to most human rights treaties and the protocols thereto,
    and those instruments took precedence over national laws and could be directly applied by
    the courts once they had been ratified.
    9. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya also referred to its interaction with the human rights
    special procedures. Recently, invitations had been addressed to the Special Rapporteur on
    the right to education and the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution
    and child pornography. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya was awaiting their responses to those
    invitations. On 30 June 2010, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya had also invited Amnesty
    International to visit the country to see for itself that the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya had never
    forcibly evicted or discriminated against any member of the Toubou tribe.
    10. The delegation noted that all rights and freedoms were contained in a coherent,
    consolidated legal framework. The legal guarantees formed the basis for protection of the
    basic rights of the people. Further, abuses that might occur were dealt with by the judiciary,
    and the perpetrators were brought before justice. The judiciary safeguarded the rights of
    individuals and was assisted by other entities, most importantly the Office of the Public
    Prosecutor. A National Human Rights Commission, with a mandate based on the Paris
    Principles, had also been established, in 2007. The aforementioned entities were
    complemented by newly established mechanisms, such as civil society organizations
    established under Law No. 19 of 2001.
    11. Protection of human rights was guaranteed in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; this
    included not only political rights, but also economic, social and cultural rights. The Libyan
    Arab Jamahiriya referred to its pioneering experience in the field of wealth distribution and
    labour rights.
    12. The delegation indicated that women were highly regarded in the Libyan Arab
    Jamahiriya, and their rights were guaranteed by all laws and legislation. Discriminatory
    laws had been revoked. Libyan women occupied prominent positions in the public sector,
    the judicial system, the public prosecutor’s office, the police and the military. Libyan
    legislation also guaranteed children their rights, and provided for special care for children
    with special needs, the elderly and persons with disabilities.
    13. Illegal immigration was one of the greatest challenges faced by the country. Illegal
    immigration had a negative impact on the State budget, development, health, environmental
    programmes and social stability. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya looked forward to
    coordination and cooperation with concerned countries, particularly European countries of
    destination for migrants, to set up comprehensive programmes to address the economic and
    social roots of this phenomenon by helping immigrants to settle in their own countries,
    providing them with work opportunities and assisting their countries in development plans.
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    14. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya believed that human rights education was a duty that
    should be fulfilled in the school system and the family system and by relevant civil society
    organizations.
    15. The delegation provided responses to some of the questions asked in advance,
    indicating that it hoped that delegations would respect the religious, social and cultural
    specificities of the Libyan people.
    16. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya noted that laws safeguarded freedom of expression
    through principles enshrined in the Great Green Document. Article 5 promoted the right of
    expression of every person. This right had been enshrined in the Code on the Promotion of
    Freedom, which, in its article 8, stated that “each citizen has the right to express his
    opinions and ideas openly in People’s Congresses and in all mass media, no citizen is
    questioned on the exercise of this right unless this has been abused in a way that prejudices
    the People’s Authority or is used for personal interest, and it is prohibited to advocate ideas
    and opinions in a clandestine manner or to seek to disseminate them through force,
    temptation or terrorism”. Additionally, it was a basic law with which all contradictory or
    conflicting legislation should be compatible and was to be amended accordingly. In the
    context of freedom of expression, each citizen, male or female, who had reached the age of
    18 was entitled to membership in the Basic People’s Congresses and, by virtue of that
    membership, had the right to express his or her opinion on any matter. Further, in view of
    the growth of information networks, restrictions imposed on freedom of expression had
    become an obsolete issue and such freedom could be prevented. With regarding to revoking
    legislation that restricted freedom of expression, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya indicated that
    such legislation does not exist and that Libyan basic law explicitly mentioned freedom of
    expression.
    17. Freedom of religion was also guaranteed, in accordance with basic laws and the
    Green Document, which stipulated that religion was a private spiritual and individual value
    and constituted a direct relationship with the Creator (God).
    18. Regarding measures taken to prevent torture and ill treatment in detention centres or
    prisons, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya indicated that the practice of torture and ill treatment
    was forbidden in article 434 of the Penal Code, which stated that public officials who had
    ordered the torture of a person or had committed an act of torture were sentenced to 3 to 10
    years’ imprisonment. Article 17 of the Promotion of Freedom Act stipulated that society
    forbade penalties that undermined the dignity of a person and inflicted physical harm or
    material injury. The legislation adequately addressed this issue; therefore, new measures
    were unnecessary in this context.
    19. People who had been harmed could file a complaint with the general prosecutor. The
    public prosecutor’s office periodically inspected police and prison centres during
    unannounced visits. From 1 January 2009 until 30 June 2010, the prosecutor had dealt with
    7 cases involving torture and 66 cases involving the withholding of liberty. This showed
    that these were individual cases and that the issue did not constitute a national phenomenon.
    20. Regarding extending invitations to special procedures, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
    reaffirmed its cooperation with these procedures, provided that mandate holders abided by
    the Code of Conduct governing their work, that they respected the mandate entrusted to
    them by the Council and that they did not interfere in the internal affairs of the State. The
    Libyan Arab Jamahiriya had extended invitations to the Special Rapporteur on the right to
    education and the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, prostitution and pornography.
    21. With regard to the extent of consultation with civil society in the preparation of the
    national report, as indicated earlier, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya noted that a Committee
    had been established to include all human rights authorities in addressing this matter.
    A/HRC/16/15
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    22. Concerning the question of the presence of independent national human rights
    institutions, numerous human rights organizations had been established under Act No.
    19/2001, including, most notably, the Wa’itasimo foundation, the Kadafi International
    Charity and the Development Foundation.
    23. Regarding the amendment introduced in the Civil and Press Codes, a new bill that
    would regulate mass media in a comprehensive manner was envisaged. Some media
    representatives, particularly journalists, had suggested that the bill should be further
    examined by relevant media unions, owners of newspapers and independent broadcasts so
    that it could achieve its intended goal. In the Civil Code, the texts concerning commercial
    activities and branches had been regulated under Act No. 23 of 2010. Concerning civil
    issues, a partial amendment to the matter that required legal improvements was currently
    under consideration by the General People’s Committee.
    24. Concerning progress in the investigations into the disturbances of the Abu Salim
    prison, the investigations were being carried out by a judge of the High Court assigned to
    do so by the General Assembly of the Supreme Court. Work was still in progress, and the
    National Human Rights Committee was awaiting the results of the investigations. Persons
    and their relatives involved in this issue had entered into negotiations, in accordance with
    social traditions, and some had been provided with financial reparations for damages,
    remaining cases had been brought before the courts.
    25. With regard to the release of all political prisoners, those who had abandoned the use
    of terrorist acts had been released.
    26. Regarding the granting of nationality to children born by Libyan women married to
    foreigners, Code No. 24 of 2010, granting such children the right to acquire Libyan
    nationality, was currently in the process of being published.
    27. With respect to the country’s strategy for dealing with illegal immigration, it was
    based on two points: first, urging concerted international efforts, and secondly, legislative
    action provided for in Law No. 19/2010 on illegal immigration, imposing rigid penalties on
    those who had transferred or prepared false documents for illegal immigrants.
    28. Regarding the steps taken to implement the 2009 recommendations of the
    Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, the Libyan Arab
    Jamahiriya was scheduled to provide responses to the observations in the periodic report
    due in 2014. Some steps had been taken already, such as the establishment of a joint
    committee, including the Secretariat of Women Affairs of the General People’s Congress,
    the National Planning Council and the General People’s Committee for Social Affairs, to
    develop a working strategy for promoting the political, economic and social empowerment
    of women. An agreement had been reached between the representative of the United
    Nations Development Programme in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and the Women’s Affairs
    Secretariat with a view to cooperation with the United Nations country team.
    B. Interactive dialogue and responses by the State under review
    29. Algeria noted the efforts of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to promote human rights,
    which reflected the country’s commitment to complying with Human Rights Council
    resolutions and cooperating with the international community. Algeria welcomed the
    national institutional framework that had been set up, in particular the National Human
    Rights Committee. It noted that the country had made some progress in the area of
    education, as well as social and economic progress since the lifting of economic sanctions.
    It also noted the challenge of increased illegal immigration. Algeria made
    recommendations.
    A/HRC/16/15
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    30. Qatar praised the legal framework for the protection of human rights and freedoms,
    including, inter alia, its criminal code and criminal procedure law, which provided legal
    guarantees for the implementation of those rights. Qatar expressed appreciation for the
    improvements made in the areas of education and health care, the rights of women, children
    and the elderly, and the situation of people with special needs. Qatar inquired about
    measures to tackle illegal immigration. Qatar made a recommendation.
    31. The Sudan inquired if the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya could provide it with information
    about the initiative to distribute wealth to low-income families and whether the country
    considered this to be the best means to improve the standard of living of families with
    limited resources. It noted the country’s positive experience in achieving a high school
    enrolment rate and improvements in the education of women. The Sudan made
    recommendations.
    32. The Syrian Arab Republic praised the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya for its serious
    commitment to and interaction with the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms. It
    commended the country for its democratic regime based on promoting the people’s
    authority through the holding of public conferences, which enhanced development and
    respect for human rights, while respecting cultural and religions traditions. It asked about
    the social care system for the elderly and the living conditions at their special homes. The
    Syrian Arab Republic made a recommendation.
    33. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea praised the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya for
    its achievements in the protection of human rights, especially in the field of economic and
    social rights, including income augmentation, social care, a free education system,
    increased delivery of health-care services, care for people with disabilities, and efforts to
    empower women. It noted the functioning of the constitutional and legislative framework
    and national entities. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea made recommendations.
    34. Bahrain noted that the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya had adopted various policies aimed
    at improving human rights, in particular the right to education and the rights of persons
    with disabilities. Bahrain commended the free education system and praised programmes
    such as electronic examinations and teacher training. It commended the country for its
    efforts regarding persons with disabilities, particularly all the services and rehabilitation
    programmes provided. Bahrain made a recommendation.
    35. Palestine commended the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya for the consultations held with
    civil society in the preparation of the national report, which demonstrated its commitment
    to the improved enjoyment of human rights. Palestine praised the country for the Great
    Green Document on Human Rights. It noted the establishment of the national independent
    institution entrusted with promoting and protecting human rights, which had many of the
    competencies set out in the Paris Principles. It also noted the interaction of the Libyan Arab
    Jamahiriya with human rights mechanisms.
    36. Iraq commended the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya for being a party to most international
    and regional human rights instruments, which took precedence over its national legislation.
    It welcomed the efforts to present a comprehensive overview of the human rights situation
    in the country based on the unity among democracy, development and human rights. It also
    commended the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya for its cooperation with the international
    community. Iraq made recommendations.
    37. Saudi Arabia commended the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya’s achievements in its
    constitutional, legislative and institutional frameworks, which showed the importance that
    the country attached to human rights, and for the fact that international treaties took
    precedence over its national legislation. It noted that the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya had
    become party to many human rights conventions and had equipped itself with a number of
    A/HRC/16/15
    8
    institutions, national, governmental and non-governmental, tasked with promoting and
    protecting human rights. Saudi Arabia made a recommendation.
    38. Tunisia welcomed the national report, as well as the efforts of the National
    Committee, such as the website created to gather contributions. Tunisia noted progress
    made by the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, such as the adoption of the Great Green Charter,
    which was very comprehensive and enshrined fundamental freedoms and rights as
    enshrined in international human rights instruments. Tunisia made a recommendation.
    39. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela acknowledged the efforts of the Libyan Arab
    Jamahiriya to promote economic, social and cultural rights, especially those of children. It
    highlighted progress achieved in ensuring free and compulsory education. It inquired about
    the functions of the Higher Committee for Child Welfare and the date on which it would
    became operational. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela made recommendations.
    40. Jordan welcomed the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya’s achievements in the promotion and
    protection of human rights, including the establishment of institutions, particularly in the
    judiciary system. Jordan praised progress in the fields of health, education and labour, as
    well as the increased attention to the rights of women. Jordan noted the participation of
    women in public life, including decision-making, and emphasized the fact that women held
    one third of all judicial posts. Jordan made recommendations.
    41. Cuba commended the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya for the progress made in the
    achievement of one of the Millennium Development Goals, namely, universal primary
    education. It noted that the country had also made a firm commitment to providing health
    care. Cuba asked about the mechanism for providing care for persons with physical and
    mental disabilities. Cuba made recommendations.
    42. Oman commended the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya for its diligent efforts in the field of
    human rights and for making them its priority. It referred to the legal framework for the
    protection of human rights, and its clear commitment in that regard, which was reflected in
    the ratification of most human rights instruments, and its cooperation with United Nations
    mechanisms. The country’s report focused on both achievements and challenges, which
    demonstrated its sincerity in addressing human rights issues. Oman made a
    recommendation.
    43. Egypt commended the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya for progress in building a
    comprehensive national human rights framework of institutions and in drafting legislation
    and supporting its human resources in that area. It commended the separation of the
    Ministries of Justice and the Interior and the development of a new criminal code, and it
    praised the cooperation with international organizations in combating human trafficking and corruption, and the improvement made in the conditions related to illegal migration. It
    asked about efforts to improve the status and the education of women. Egypt made
    recommendations…….
    RobertTilford01 is based in La Crosse, Kansas, United States of America.

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  34. kwagga.com

    Libya Before the War: Global Economic Power House, and Builder of Africa — a detailed look at the economic roots of the NATO aggression
    July 22, 2011 | Author: Hanif

    Originally Posted on : 2011/07/21

    One of the motives for the war against Libya is to stop the development of the black continent, to enable the setting up of an AfriCom military base in Cyrenaica and to begin the colonial exploitation of Africa for the benefit of the United States.

    By Thierry Meyssan

    In order to understand this hidden agenda, Voltaire Network interviewed Mohamed Siala, Co-operation Minister and Manager of Libya’s sovereign wealth fund.

    NOTE: This interview of Mohamed Siala, Co-operation Minister and Manager of Libya’s sovereign wealth fund, includes details of the breadth and depth of many of the massive economic development projects, sponsored by the Libyan Jamahiriya, that were being conducted before NATO began its war of aggression and genocide on Libya. If, up to now, you have been puzzled as to why the European countries, Australia, Canda, the U.S., etc., are attacking Libya so viciously, this article will reveal, with total clarity, precisely why they are attacking Libya.

    It also reveals precisely why the number one man on earth that they fear is Brother Leader Colonel Muammar Omo Ju Omo Lo Gaddafi. You will see, when reading the article, that this is no mere hyperbole; no exaggeration: Libya is a powerhouse that, through hard work — not empty ideological propaganda–and serious on-the-ground, strategic economic development throughout Africa, was moving fast to create the continent of Africa, in time, as the most powerful continent on earth–a prospect that, for Euro-Western minds, is nothing less than their worse nightmare. This is a long-time fear that goes back to their intellectual mentor and “prophet,” Harvard-based Dr. Lothrop Stoddard, who wrote the book, The Rising Tide of Color against White World Supremacy in 1920, warning the “white” world of the coming powerful development of the non-”white” world, and of the “white” world’s coming loss of power, if the “white” world did not act to thwart the rise of the non-”white” world. Stoddard warned:

    “The emancipation of brown, Islamic North Africa would inevitably send a sympathetic thrill through every portion of the Dark Continent and would stir both Mohammedan and pagan negroes against white rule.” (You can read The Rising Tide of Color against White World Supremacy for free. at http://www.churchoftrueisrael.com/stoddard/ )

    The “white” neo-colonialists and imperialists of today have not forgotten the warning of their intellectual mentor, Dr. Lothrop Stoddard. And the “sympathic thrill” that Stoddard warned/predicted has already been sent out to every portion of Africa, just as Dr. Stoddard had predicted and feared. And the source of that sympathic thrill, coming out of North Africa, is none other than Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, known and loved all throughout Africa as Omo Ju Omo Lo, “the best of the children of Mother Africa.”

    When reading the article, it also becomes crystal clear that Libya, under Colonel Gaddafi, was fast becoming a global economic power house, outside of the economic control of the Euro-Western countries. The Euro-Western nations saw the handwriting on the wall, and decided that it was time to attempt to thwart the progress of the Libyan giant. Mr. Siala, states that, “The Westerners want to maintain Africa in a situation where it will only export raw products and commodities,” rather than develop those raw products for use in Africa and for final export as final goods. Mr. Siala goes on to say,

    “For example, when the coffee grown in Uganda is exported to Germany where it is marketed, the surplus remains in Germany. [But] we have funded installations for coffee roasting, grinding and packaging [inside Uganda]. The remuneration for Ugandans went up from 20% to 80%. Needless to say, our policy is conflicting with that of the Europeans. That is an understatement.” Mr. Siala says that Libya also funds rice fields in Uganda, “up to 32 million dollars per project, creating each time 100,000 jobs.”

    One project he didn’t mention is the satellite project which freed Africa from a yearly bill of $500,000,000 to Europe, a project initiated by Colonel Gaddafi, and one that infuriated Europe, because Gaddafi had deprived Europe of half-a-billion dollars a year of African money. These are the reasons why, in the Western “news” media, Gaddafi has been consistently described, throughout the years, as “a major thorn in the side of the West.”

    Power, greed, racism are all a few of the reasons that NATO is trying to destroy Libya. But their biggest fear–their very biggest fear–is a united Africa–the traditional fear of the “white” nations, as outlined by their intellectual guide, Dr. Lothrop Stoddard. And Colonel Gaddafi is the only African leader today that is calling for a United States of Africa.

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    War against Libya: An economic catastrophe for Africa and Europe

    One of the motives for the war against Libya is to stop the development of the black continent, to enable the setting up of an AfriCom military base in Cyrenaica and to begin the colonial exploitation of Africa for the benefit of the United States. In order to understand this hidden agenda, Voltaire Network interviewed Mohamed Siala, Co-operation Minister and Manager of Libya’s sovereign wealth fund.

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    Voltaire Network: Your country is gas and oil rich. The Libyan Investment Authority manages an accumulated capital estimated at 70 billion dollars. What use are you making of this bonanza?

    Mohamed Siala: We possess a significant amount of resources, but they are non renewable. We have therefore set up the Libyan Investment Authority to protect the wealth of future generations, following Norway’s example. A portion of these funds are dedicated to the development of Africa. This means that 6 billion dollars have been invested in African development shares, i.e. agriculture, tourism, commerce, mines, etc…

    The remaining funds have been invested in various sectors, countries, currencies all over the world, including the USA and Germany. This, unfortunately, is what enabled them to freeze our assets.

    Voltaire Network: Technically, how was the freeze carried out?

    Mohamed Siala: The assets freeze is governed by the banking regulations of the country where they are invested. The rule is that they block our bank accounts, but we sometimes can get them unblocked if we take the litigation to the UN Claims Committee and provided we can prove they were destined for specific uses. For example, I have just pleaded for the unfreezing of funds earmarked to pay scholarships to 1200 students that we sent to Malysia. We are trying to do the same for everything that relates to social allowances or the hospitalization expenses of our citizens abroad.

    We are sometimes allowed to use funds to buy food or medicine. This is, in principle, our right but many are refusing to unfreeze the necessary funds or are dragging their feet. For example, the Italian State rejects any use of our assets. In Germany, while the State authorizes their use for humanitarian purposes, it is sometimes the banks that refuse to unfreeze the necessary funds. The interpretations of the resolution are entirely different depending on each State. What we demand is a clear rule: what is permitted is authorised and what is not is forbidden. Right now, the interpretation is political and might prevails over right.

    Voltaire Network : Is this the only problem your are facing in terms of supplies?

    Mohamed Siala : We also have to face the maritime blockade put in place by NATO with no legal basis. Supplies are forbidden or delayed, that includes foodstuff. They are particularly intent on preventing our oil deliveries even if this is not envisaged by the relevant UN resolutions. We’ve had an oil tank stuck in Malta waiting for one month. For each ship, the double use of its cargo is questioned. Oil is destined for civilian vehicles, but NATO objects that it can also be used for army vehicles. We argue that they cannot prohibit its use for ambulances, etc. Anyhow, since the beginning of the conflict, they have prevented all oil deliveries. Now, we depend on foreign refineries for about one third of our supplies. Hence, our present shortage. Theoretically, they are only allowed to inspect the ships to make sure they do not transport arms. In reality, what NATO is enacting is an illegal maritime blockade.

    Mohamed Siala receiving the Voltaire Network team of investigators.© Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya / Réseau Voltaire

    Russian and Chinese ships have been ordered to make a U turn. Their respective States must file a claim before the UN Sanctions Committee to discuss the interpretation of the resolutions. It is an endless and dissuasive procedure. No legal basis allows NATO to behave like this. It abuses its authority, confident that it will go unpunished.

    We, however, manage to supply ourselves by land, but this is laughable. It takes one month to truck what can be unloaded in our harbours in one day.

    Voltaire Network: Your country has been heavily engaged in infrastructure building, namely the colossal Man-Made River irrigation and water works. Which projects do you currently have in the pipeline?

    Mohammad Siala: There is a railway running across the whole of North Africa with the exception of Libya. We would like to complete it so as to achieve a greater integration in the regional economy and energise it. The Chinese are building the Tunisia-Syrte section. The Russians are in charge of the Syrte-Benghazi stretch. Negotiations with Italy were underway for the Benghazi-Egypt connection as well as for the locomotives. Also, we are constructing a North-South transcontinental railroad, starting with the Libya-Chad (N’Djamena) line. These are major investments with an international scope. We thought the G8 would help. It had promised to do so, but nothing came.

    We are fierce when it comes to business, and we have used the bidding process to oblige providers to bring down their prices. When Putin came here, he agreed to align the rates of Russian enterprises on those of their Chinese competitors, thus enabling us to diversify the our choice of partners.

    Voltaire Network: Now that the country is at war, what is going to happen to these projects ?

    All these projects have been interrupted with the freezing of our assets. However, we are continuing with the bidding procedures for the construction of railway lines as we are confident the war is temporary and that works will start again. We are getting ready to proceed with the contracts temporarily interrupted for reasons of “force majeure.”

    The war has brought desperation to our partners. The Chinese had signed up for 20 billion worth of contracts here, the Turks 12 billion. Then, come the Italians, the Russians and the French. It was not in their interest to let this aggression take place, and even less to be part of it. Most likely, some of them must have been bribed in compensation, but we don’t know much about it. Some hope to make better profits by conquering our country and helping themselves to reconstruction contracts.

    Voltaire Network: What are the consequences of your assets freeze for Africa?

    Mohammad Siala: By freezing our assets, NATO also halted our development activities in Africa. The continent can only export raw products. We are investing in Africa so that these products can be processed in Africa and commercialized by Africans. We want to create jobs and keep the surplus in Africa. On one hand, Europeans applaud us as this policy dries out migration fluxes. On the other hand, they are against it since it means having to give up colonial exploitation.

    The Westerners want to maintain Africa in a situation where it will only export raw products and commodities.

    For example, when the coffee grown in Uganda is exported to Germany where it is marketed, the surplus remains in Germany. We have funded installations for coffee roasting, grinding and packaging. The remuneration for Ugandans went up from 20% to 80%. Needless to say, our policy is conflicting with that of the Europeans. That is an understatement.

    We are funding rice fields in Mozambique and Liberia, up to 32 million dollars per project, creating each time 100,000 jobs. We focus on food self-sufficiency for each African state first and on exportation markets second. There is no doubt we are entering into conflict with those who produce and export rice, especially if speculation is at stake.

    We are also building roads, for example from Libya across Niger. We have already linked Sudan to Eritrea thus changing drastically the regional economy and opening new development opportunities. It is now possible to ensure the transportation of goods by road and by sea.

    Voltaire Network: Can we say that Libya is short on diplomatic alliances but that you have elaborated economic alliances that are protecting you? Can we talk of investment diplomacy?

    Mohammad Siala: Yes.

    For example, we are funding the construction by the Chinese companies of a 50 million-dollar, 32 Km, canal in Mali for the irrigation of agricultural areas. The freeze of our assets halts important agricultural projects in this country. If this goes on, a food problem will arise quickly and the populations will revert to and speed up migration towards Europe. Finally, Europeans cannot afford to stop our development efforts on the continent. There is no alternative to our policy.

    Voltaire Network: Are you using a mechanism enabling you to pay for your orders on the international market in spite of the freeze of your assets?Your country is attacked; I am of course thinking of the purchase of arms and munitions.

    Mohammad Siala: We have been resisting for four and a half months. We drew the lessons from the embargo and were ready right from the first day. A lot of States are observing us and are taking similar measures to also protect themselves against imperialism.

    Thierry Meyssan

    Translated from French by Danielle Guillermard

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  35. A PERFECT ANALYSIS from Dr. MOUSSA
    (This gentleman KNOWS what he is talking about; Libya is blessed with thi gifted, wis and understanding minister):
    The reality of the situation, explained by Dr. Moussa

  36. THE SANE ARGUMENT
    DANGER: If we do not go against Al-Quaida in the Green mountains now, it will be too late for the West and the Peaceful world to survive!
    Dr. I. Moussa has finely exposed them in Libya and explained the situation, very severe in the Green Mountains of Western Libya, where there are all kind of hide-out caves and tunnels. he also exposes the danger of their African-M.E.-NETWORK. It is imperative we identify them for whom they are.
    has not our-brother-leader constantly told us (FROM THE VERY BEGINNING) that al-Qaeda is the enemy; but no one listens to our brother-leader!
    (THIS IS EXPLAINED IN by Dr. Moussa in PART TWO.—above—)
    Death of Younis and Al-Qaeda Control of Transitional National Council
    Posted: 2011/07/31
    From: Mathaba

    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627777?rss
    Dr, I. Moussa
    Dr. Moussa Ibrahim at Press Conference on death of Younis and Al-Qaeda Control of Transitional National Council

    By Dennis South

    At this press conference, Dr. Ibrahim meticulously explained the leadership dynamics of the so-called Transitional National Council of Benghazi, revealing, in no uncertain terms, that Al-Qaeda is in firm control of the Transitional National Council. Dr. Ibrahim exposed that the reason Commander Younis was killed was that Al-Qaeda feared that the TNC was moving towards a political settlement, and decided to send a signal to the TNC that there would be no such settlement without Al-Qaeda.

    Dr. Ibrahim stated that the West needs to hurry up and realize that Al-Qaeda in Libya is very-well linked to other Al-Qaeda units in Egypt, Algeria (although Algeria has kept a clamp on them), Tunisia and other places that have a serious plan to take over North Africa; and that if Al-Qaeda is allowed to gain firm control in certain mountanous areas in Libya, it will then be a very short time before Al-Qaeda will attack European capitols.

    Dr. Ibrahim revealed that the Libyan Army is killing multi-hundreds of TNC fighters and Al-Qaeda fighters; that the seizing of towns by TNC and Al-Qaeda fighters is always short-lived, due to the fact that when NATO stops bombing, the Libyan army immediately takes the town back swiftly. One reason is that the TNC fighters are not professional military fighters, as are the Libyan Army soldiers, and simply do not know how to fight unless NATO is assisting them with bombs.

    Dr. Ibrahim expressed his deep sorrow that young Libyan soldiers of the TNC are being slaughtered by the Libyan Army, having been brainwashed by the TNC that they are involved in a good cause. These young lives, of course, are being slaughtered, in fact, not by the Libyan Army, but by Sarkozi, Cameron, Obama, the TNC and NATO, all of whom are directly responsible for initiating this illegal war.

    Dr. Ibrahim reaffirmed that the Libyan Jamahiriya is the legitimate government of Libya, and is the only government in Libya that can restore, and maintain, order. He appealed to reason and common sense, asking the assembled journalists how was it that the Libyan Army could withstand six months of continuous NATO bombardment; attacks from imported foreign Al-Qaeda fighters; attacks from TNC soldiers; an air, land, and sea blockade; brutal sanctions; and the political pressure of virtually the entire Western world.

    Dr. Ibrahim answered that question by saying that the success of the Libyan Army is due to the fact that the Libyan Army, as well as the Libyan Jamahiriya and Colonel Gaddafi, have the support of the overwhelming majority of the Libyan people, including thousands of volunteers who are literally fighting alongside the Libyan Army to protect their country.
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    Another take on the story by Marie Edwards:
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627770?rss
    Rebel Son: “We want Muammar to come back! We want the green flag back!”
    Posted: 2011/07/30
    From: Mathaba

    Benghazi Rebels Death Squad in full force. Abdel-Fattah Younis, killed in death blow to Libya’s NATO-supported Al-Qaida terrorists

    By Marie Edwards

    Abdel-Fattah Younis, the Libyan rebels’ military commander, was killed by fellow rebels while in custody. Mohammed Agoury told the AP news agency on Friday that he was present when a group of rebels from a faction known as the February 17 Martyrs’ Brigade came to Younis’ operations room at Zoueitina, just east of the main front at Brega before dawn Wednesday demanding that Younis come with them for interrogation. Younis was summoned to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi because of alleged links among his family to the Libyan leader Muammar Al-Qadhafi. Agoury said he tried to accompany his commander, “but Younis trusted them and went alone. Instead, they betrayed us and killed him,” he said.

    The February 17 Martyrs Brigade is made up of civilians who took up arms to join the rebels. Their fighters participate in the front-line battles with government forces but also act as a semi-official internal security force for the rebels. Some of its leadership comes from the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, an Islamic militant group that waged a campaign of violence against the Libyan government in the 1990s.

    The killing raises fear and uncertainty in Benghazi. Thousands marched behind Younis’ coffin, wrapped in the rebels’ tricolor monarchist flag, to the graveyard for his burial, chanting that he was a martyr “beloved by God.” Troops fired a military salute as the coffin arrived, and angry and grieving supporters fired wildly into the air with automatic weapons.

    At the graveside, Younis’ son, Ashraf, broke down, crying and screaming as they lowered the body into the ground and – in a startling and risky display in a city that was the first to shed Muammar Al-Qadhafi’s leadership nearly six months ago – pleaded hysterically for the return of the Libyan leader to bring stability and a return to normalcy after months of chaos in the country.

    “We want Muammar to come back! We want the green flag back!” he shouted at the crowd, referring to Muammar Al-Qadhafi’s national banner.

    Younis was Muammar Al-Qadhafi’s interior minister until he defected to the rebels early in the uprising, which began in February. He was among the army officers who joined the 1969 revolution and remained the leader’s ally for more than 40 years. His move raised hopes among rebels and Western allies that the uprising could succeed in forcing out the country’s leader of more than four decades. But some rebels remained deeply suspicious that he retained loyalties to Muammar Al-Qadhafi.

    An officer with the rebels’ internal security forces – the official security force of the National Council – told AP that the council ordered Younis’ arrest after a letter appeared earlier this week connecting the commander to the Libyan Leader Muammar Al-Qadhafi. He said Younis was brought back to the Benghazi area Wednesday and held at a military compound until Thursday, when he was summoned to the Defense Ministry for questioning.

    As they left the compound, two lieutenants from the security team escorting the detainees opened fire on Younis from their car with automatic weapons, said the officer, who was at the compound and saw the shooting. He said the two men were members of the February 17 Martyrs Brigade and shouted that Younis was a traitor who killed their father in Derna, an eastern town that was once a stronghold of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.

    The attackers shot Younis, slit his throat, set fire to his body and dumped it outside Benghazi along with the bodies of two colonels who were his top aides, his nephew Hisham Al-Obaidi told The Associated Press.

    A member of the Martyr’s Brigade said his group had evidence that Younis was a “traitor.” He told the AP “the evidence will come out in a few days.” The brigade member spoke on condition of anonymity because he feared reprisals.

    From Tripoli, Libya’s deputy foreign minister, Khaled Kaim, said the government forces had no role in Younis’ death. He called for a forensic investigation of Younis’ remains, saying that even though he was a “traitor” to the government “he was still a Libyan citizen.”

    The city of Benghazi woke up to fierce shooting Friday, as the news of Younis’ death spread confusion and suspicion. Among those firing were members of Younis’ powerful Obeidat tribe.

    The killing opens up the possibility of a tribal split within the rebel alliance. Rebel leader Abdul-Jalil was urgently trying to reassure the tribes that the killing of Younis was basically carried out by a rogue unit instead of being sanctioned by the leadership.

    The rebel leadership offers an alternative claim–the killing was carried out by “The Abu Obeida Al-Jarah Brigade” a secretive brigade responsible for internal security. Members of the little-known Abu Obaida Al-Jarah Brigade had been sent to Mr. Younis’s front-line headquarters near the oil city of Brega to summons Mr. Younis for questioning before a judicial committee. The soldiers killed Mr. Younis on the outskirts of Benghazi before he was brought in for questioning. Abu Obaida Al-Jarah Brigade doesn’t answer to the normal Minister of Defense chain of command. No further details were provided about the brigade or who it does answer to.

    In extensive inquiries on Friday, it was impossible to find anyone in Benghazi, among rebel officials, rebel fighters, rebel commanders, and ordinary citizens, who said they had heard of the brigade or knew anything about it.

    Most of the rebels leadership account of the events leading up to Mr. Younis’ death was corroborated earlier in the day by one of Mr. Younis’ longtime body guards, Abdullah Baio.

    Mr. Baio said in an interview that Mr. Younis returned to Benghazi after he was summoned by a rebel brigade in his own vehicle accompanied by his personal guard detail, which included five body guards as always.

    At 10 a.m., Mr. Younis called his family in Benghazi to tell them he was on his way back, his nephew, Abdel Hakim, said at his funeral.

    Mr. Younis and his guards stopped at a military base in Gammines, on Benghazi’s outskirts, according to Mr. Baio. It isn’t clear why Mr. Younis stopped at the base.

    Inside the base, soldiers from the Abu Obaida Al-Jarah Brigade turned their weapons on Mr. Younis and his bodyguards, according to Mr. Baio’s account.

    Mr. Younis ordered his outnumbered guards to lower their weapons.

    The rogue unit disarmed Mr. Younis’ guards, stole their boots, and tied them up, before disappearing with Mr. Younis, Mr. Baio said.

    At 2 a.m. the next morning, Mr. Younis’ body and those of two of his subordinate officers, were found shot and burned not far from Mr. Younis’s home.

    Questions are being raised, if the Abu Obaida Al-Jarah Brigade actually exists or if it is just another deliberate untruth by the rebels’ leadership with the intent to deceive and hold their fragile group of Islamists, CIA operatives and traitors together.
    About Marie Edwards
    Marie Edwards
    is an expert on Libyan affairs and a project coordinator for Africa. She resides in New York and may be reached at
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  37. Richard Seymour: Gaddafi is Stronger than ever in Libya
    Posted: 2011/07/31
    From Mathaba:
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627771?rss

    Photo: Muammar Gaddafi staying alive for the sake of freedom and the liberation of the oppressed of the world

    al-Gadhafi's strength

    By Dennis South

    The strength of democracy lies in the collective and informed participation of the people in the affairs of the state. And this is the true secret of the success of Gaddafi, the Libyan army, and the Libyan people. The democracy that the northern countries falsely claimed that they wished to install in Libya already existed in the Libyan Jamahiriya.

    And the proof of that has now been demonstrated before all: NATO has failed. The collective participation of the people in the affairs of state is precisely the reason that Gaddafi and the Libyan Army, despite seemingly impossible odds, have won this war.

    It is not premature to state that the Jamahiriya has won this war. The war was won on the first day of battle, because truth, morality, and democracy were on the side of the Libyan people. A collective effort; a people’s effort; a democratic effort was made to win this war. NATO and the TNC were fighting democracy–and they lost.

    The TNC, from the outset, was not composed of democracy lovers. The TNC did not have a philosophy of government. It did not have a philosophy of the people that came from the people. The TNC had one thing in mind: acquiring money and power through force.

    We can see that NATO also, despite the fact that it is composed of countries that claim to be democracies, failed. One cannot simply claim to be a democracy. One must truly have a democracy, and then live by the principles outlined by true democracy.

    NATO did not do that. It did not follow the will of the people. NATO charted its own course, backed by corrupt northern governments whose economies were failing, and who saw what they assumed would be a “quick” solution to their economic woes: destroy Libya, a prosperous country; install a puppet government, and literally steal Libya’s wealth. None of those things are democratic.

    Yes, democracy has won. But not the “democracy” of the northern countries. It is the true democracy of the people that has won. We can only hope that NATO and the TNC will wake up–soon–and realize that they are fighting a losing battle against true democracy, which expresses the will of the people.

    Please see Richard Seymour’s article,
    “Gaddafi is Stronger than ever in Libya.”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jul/29/gaddafi-libya-nato

    About Dennis South
    I have been serving, for 43 years, the cause of helping to create a new, balanced and peaceful world.
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  38. Julius-Hensel-Blog
    http://julius-hensel.com/2011/07/libyen-stammeskrieger-nehmen-sitz-der-rebellenregierung-in-benghasi-ein/

    30 July 2011
    Libyen: Stammeskrieger stürmen Sitz der Rebellenregierung in Benghazi, Verteidigungserfolge im ganzen Land

    LEVI

    WANTED: DR: HENRI-BERNARD LEVI: der Vater des Libyen-Krieges (Frontbesuch Brega vergangene Woche)

    von John Schacher

    Kurz vor dem Beginn des Fastenmonats beginnt das große Aufräumen. Das Bekanntwerden der Ermordung von General Younes brachte das Fass zum Überlaufen. Stammeskrieger stürmte kurzentschlossen den Sitz der Rebellen-”Regierung” in Benghazi an und besetzten Flughafen und Hafen, um die Rebellen-Chefs an der Flucht zu hindern.

    Trotz aller Schutzbehauptungen und Ausflüchte seitens Mustafa Abdel Jibril, der auf der dsbzgl. Pressekonferenz im Angesicht der Obeidi-Stammeskrieger bewusst log und dann floh, liegen die Fakten nun auf dem Tisch: General Younis (früherer libyscher Innenminister im Generalsrang) und seine beiden Begleiter (ein Oberst und ein Oberstleutnant) wurden auf Befehl des Rebellen-Chefs Mustafa Adul Jalils (früherer libyscher Justizminister) arrestiert und nach Bengazi zu einer Anhörung gebracht. Dort wurden die drei Offiziere später befehlsgemäß von anderen Rebellen in einem Vorort ermordet und verscharrt. Als Auftraggeber wird der Exil-Libyer und Rebellen-Commander Khalifa Hifter (CIA) vermutet. Auslöser war wohl der mega-erfolglose “NATO-Sturm auf Brega”, dessen grandioser Misserfolg einen “Sündenbock” brauchte, Verdächtigungen heimlicher Gespräche von Younis mit Gaddafi und natürlich Rebellen-interne Hierarchiekonflikte – besonders jetzt beim Verteilen des Geldsegens.

    Nach den schier endlosen Wochen der Islamistenrebellen-Terrorherrschaft machten die Libyer diesen Freitag wirklich keine halben Sachen. Auf seinen Kanälen hatte Gaddafi ab Donnerstag für Benghasi eine Überraschung in Aussicht gestellt. Sein Wort hat er gehalten, doch anders, als die meisten gedacht hatten:

    Benghasi: Die Stämme der Obeidi, Sabedat, Awagier & Warfala haben den Benghazi-Airport unter ihre Kontrolle gebracht! Der Hafen soll gesichert sein! Die Stämme der Aldzhuazi Ababeydat und andere kämpfen nun in der Nähe des Tibesti Hotels mit den sogenannten “Rebellen”
    an der Westfront sollen drei (!!!) Stadte befriedet und viele französische Söldner und Rebellen gefangengenommen worden sein. Seit Mittwoch wurden 190 Gegner neutralisiert
    die Stadt Ajdabia konnte befreit werden
    in Misrata wurde das Krankenhaus, der Flughafen und eine Militär-Akademie befreit

    Die großartige taktische und militärische Leistung der libyschen Verteidiger kann gar nicht hoch genug gelobt werden. Gaddafis Zurückhaltung war die vergangenen Monate sagenhaft, doch jetzt hat der Wüstenfuchs zugeschlagen: Während die NATO versuchte, Tripolis von der tunesischen Versorgungsader, der Wasserversorgung und den Lebensmitteln aus dem Hinterland abzuschneiden, liess der listige Feldherr unter aller Satelliten Auge einen Rundumschlag der Extraklasse vorbereiten, der umfassend gelang. Bravo, weiter so!

    Moral und Anstand scheinen sich hier Weg und Bahn zu brechen, das Kriegsglück mit sich reissend. Eine NeueWeltOrdnung auf Stammesebene funktioniert offenbar gut! Hoffentlich können die Waffen schon bald zur Seite gelegt werden und der Frieden wieder in Libyen einziehen. Für die UN, die USA und die NATO ist jedenfalls schon heute ALLES aus: sie haben ihre (ohnehin fehlende) LEGITIMATION als WELTPOLIZISTEN UNWIDERBRINGLICH VERLOREN und sind auf immer mit ihren monströsen Kriegsverbrechen gezeichnet.

    Quellen: my-metropolis.eu, S.O.S.Libya, trueinform.ru

    P.S.: Wer der Berichterstattung hier Voreingenommenheit unterstellt, hat völlig recht. Diese berechtigte Grundeinstellung kann blitzschnell und dauerhaft hier in den Videos rechts unten (+18) erworben werden. Wer Menschen solche Dinge antun lässt, darf kein Volk regieren!
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    Libya: Storm-siege under from the rebel administration in Benghazi.
    A successesful defence across the Libyan country

    Levi
    WANTED: the father of the Libya war (front visit Brega last week)

    by John Schacher

    A big cleanup begins just before the start of the month for “RAMADAN”. The announcement of the assassination of General Younes broke the last straw. Tribes stormed the seat of the “Government-Rebellion” in Benghazi to off-handedly occupy the airport and seaport preventing the rebel chiefs from escaping.

    Despite all protection, cover-ups and prevarication by Mustafa Abdel Jibril, the “so-called” head of the Transitional.Council, at the Press Conference, the face of the Obeidi tribe became aware of the situation and then fled. Therefore, the facts are now on the table: General Younis (former Libyan Interior Minister of the JAMAHIRIYA) and his two companions (a Colonel and a Lieutenant-Colonel) were arrested on the orders of rebel chief Mustafa Adul Jalils (former Libyan Minister of Justice) and were to be brought to Bengazi to a hearing.
    The three officers were ambushed on their way to Bangazi by other al-Quada rebels in a suburb where their throats were slit, riddled with bullets, burned and then buried. Giving the orders was the American-exiled (in Virginia, America) Libyan and rebel commander Khalifa Hifter (of the CIA). A mafia-syle execution to give negotiating parties notie that al-Quada has to be involved with the final governmental organisation intended by NATO and the USA for Libya (not to be left-out, as was feared by them).
    It was probably the mega unsuccessful “NATO storming of Brega”, whose grandiose mis-estimation of the situation needed a “scapegoat”. They concocted the story that there were secret negotiations between Younis and Gaddafi, causing naturally the rebels internal hierarchy conflicts – especially now with the monetary blessing of more than a thousand £s per day.

    After the seemingly endless weeks of extreme-Islamist rebellions within a reign of terror, the Libyans made really good use of this on Friday. Gaddafi spoke on Thursday on behalf of Benghasi. It was first delivered, as a surprise on the TV-channels. He has kept his word, as he always has.

    Benghasi: The tribes of Obeidi, Sabedat, Awagier & Warfala have brought the Benghazi Airport under their control! The seaport has also been backed up! The tribes of the Aldzhuazi Ababeydat and others, are fighting now at hotels in the vicinity of Tibesti, with the so-called “rebels”.

    On the Western front there are now three pacified towns; and they captured many French mercenaries and rebels. 190 al-Qaeda Opponents were killed because they refused to surrender, since Wednesday.
    The city of Ajdabia has been emptied of terrorists.
    The hospital, the airport and a military Academy were liberated in Misrata.

    The great tactical and military power of the Libyan Loyalist-Defenders cannot be praised even enough. Gaddafi’s restraint was legendary the last few months, but now the Fox pounced: while NATO tried to cut off Tripoli’s Tunisian supply routes, and the water supply and food from the hinterland, the cunning al-Gadafi troops, under all satellite surveillance prepared first class, fully managed go-ahead. Bravo, continue to do so!

    Morality and decency seem to break way in Bengazi, as the “rebels” were ripped of all chance of success. A new governance of people’s committees began working apparently very well! Hopefully the destructive weapons will soon be placed away from harm; and the peace will reign again in Libya. EVERYTHING is out. In any case, Libyans are ready to unitedly defend against the United States, the UN and NATO (who have lost their “LEGITIMATION” as a world police “protectors” : as they have always committted monstrous war crimes.

    Sources: my-metropolis.eu, S.O.S.Libya, trueinform.ru

    P.S.: Whoever suggests that the reporting here is biased is quite right. All This is legitimated by default instantaneously and permanently here within the videos below which can be purchased (+ 18). No foreign people can govern what another soverign people can be!

  39. Sukant Chadan report from Lybia
    par Jelena Perović, dimanche 31 juillet 2011, 16:14

    https://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&note_id=245270675494580

    Sukant Chandan
    SUKANT CHANDAN

    PRO-nATO SLAVES/REBELS R ABOUT TO COLLAPSE IN BENGHAZI/EASTERN LIBYA: Warfella, the largest tribe in Libya, loyal to Gadafi (all the tribes are united behind Gadafi & th masses) r now marching on Benghazi to overthrow th pro-nato slaves. very dramatic developments, as I said from the 2nd week of this crisis, victory is in sight. Illa State Yvonne Ridley George Galloway Cynthia McKinneyMumia Abu Jamal Jasiri XtraПре 10 мин. · Не свиђа ми се ·

    Теби и 4 осталих се свиђа ово.

    Sukant Chandan nato and their slaves in Libya, on the one hand have committed great crimes against Libya (Africa), but they have also through their criminal depraved activities given Libya a massive and profound rejuvenation of Gadafi’s Green Revolution. The poorer masses, the bedouin peoples, the darker peoples of Libya are going mad with inspiration and unity in support of Gadafi and the resistance.

    Its an incredibly poetic situation here.

    As I said in the first weeks of all this, Gadafi’s victory will be Saddam’s revenge.

    We are no entering the era of victory battles against imperialism, to end imperialism, away from glorious resistance that strategically sacrifices our peoples and leadership.

    Пре 6 мин. · Свиђа ми се · 1 особа

    Sukant Chandan Further breaking news:

    Former pro-nato rebel commander (now killed, he was former interior minister to Gadafi), his armed forces are now gone over to Gadafi in Benghazi, and along with the tribes took over the 7th April Barracks (big military barracks).

    *INCREDIBLE*!!!!!!

    As I said, every hour brings some amazing news.

    Tripoli tonight is gonna be mad celebrations!

    Пре 3 мин. · Свиђа ми се

    Sukant Chandan PLEASE SHARE THIS INFO WIDELY.

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  40. AFRICA Bishop: Gadaffi still ‘seems strong’ despite bombings RSS Facebook 01 August 2011 Despite a recent intensification of NATO airstrikes, Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi still “seems strong,” according to the apostolic vicar of Tripoli. “Last night we heard some incredibly powerful explosions … a very restless night, due to the bombing,” said Bishop Giovanni Martinelli. “Bombings are being intensified, I do not know why … I do not think the leader will surrender so easily. Gaddafi still seems to be strong and I do not think the bombs will make him give in.” 2011-07-29 AFRICA/LIBYA – ” Bombings have intensified but Gaddafi still seems strong”, says Mgr. Martinelli segnala invia articolo stampa printable version stampa preferiti Tripoli (Fides Service) – “Last night we heard some incredibly powerful explosions. I do not know where the bombings occured, because I only heard the explosions around 2-3am. A very restless night, due to the bombing”, says His Exc. Mgr.Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli to Fides. http://www.fides.org/aree/news/newsdet.php?idnews=29583&lan=eng Source(s): these links will take you to other sites, in a new window. “Bombings have intensified but Gaddafi still seems strong”, says Mgr. Martinelli (Fides) __________________ http://www.fides.org/aree/news/newsdet.php?idnews=29561&lan=eng News Libya: bishop denounces NATO bombing of food store 27 JULY 2011 http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=11167 Libya’s leading prelate–a staunch critic of the NATO military intervention in Libya–has decried the bombing of a food store. “A few days ago, NATO warplanes hit a food store just outside Tripoli, which contained oil, pasta, tomato sauce,” said Bishop Giovanni Martinelli, the apostolic vicar of Tripoli. “A river of oil came out of the warehouse, which was destroyed. I know they have also hit a social center. By what right does one hit a food center?” 2011-07-26 AFRICA/LIBYA – “Food stores are hit, but with what right?” Complains Mgr. Martinelli segnala invia articolo stampa printable version stampa preferiti Tripoli (Fides Service) – “They are hitting civilian targets such as food stores” denounces His Exc. Mgr. Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli to Fides. “A few days ago, NATO warplanes hit a food store just outside Tripoli, which contained oil, pasta, tomato sauce. A river of oil came out of the warehouse which was destroyed. I know they have also hit a social center. By what right does one hit a food center? “Asks the Bishop. “In addition, but I found out about the news in an indirect way and I have not personally verified, there seems to be demonstrations in the mountains near Tripoli in favor of Gaddafi. Again even in this case there were bombings. I have no news about casualties, and I do not think there are any, but it is clear that all of this is aimed at frightening people by bombing near their demonstrations “, said Mgr. Martinelli, who also refers to the psychological pressure which is affecting the population, because ” NATO aircraft continue to fly , especially at night”. “The Libyans, however, show gratitude to the Church. Two days ago a group of women came to thank us for our the prayers in favor of peace. Yesterday I received another sign, simple but touching, the gratitude of the Libyans to the Church: a gentleman gave us a basket of figs, saying “these figs are for you because you are a sign of friendship “, concluded Mgr. Martinelli . (LM) (Agenzia Fides 07/26/2011) ______________ World: Africa NATO strikes civilian targets in Libya NATO war planes bombed a food store in Tripoli, from which emerged a river of cooking oil, pasta, and tomato sauce. A social center was also struck. Tuesday, 26 July 2011 By Speroforum http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?idCategory=33&idsub=121&id=57645&t=NATO+strikes+civilian+targets+in+Libya “They are hitting civilian targets such as food stores” denounces Monsignor Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, who represents the Vatican in Libya. “A few days ago, NATO warplanes hit a food store just outside Tripoli, which contained oil, pasta, tomato sauce. A river of oil came out of the warehouse which was destroyed. I know they have also hit a social center. By what right does one hit a food center?, “asks the diplomat bishop. “In addition, but I found out about the news in an indirect way and I have not personally verified, there seems to be demonstrations in the mountains near Tripoli in favor of Gaddafi. Again even in this case there were bombings. I have no news about casualties, and I hope there aren’t any, but it is clear that all of this is aimed at frightening people by bombing near their demonstrations “, said Mgr. Martinelli, who also refers to the psychological pressure which is affecting the population, because ” NATO aircraft continue to fly , especially at night”. “The Libyans, however, show gratitude to the Church. Two days ago a group of women came to thank us for our the prayers in favor of peace. Yesterday I received another sign, simple but touching, the gratitude of the Libyans to the Church: a gentleman gave us a basket of figs, saying “these figs are for you because you are a sign of friendship “, concluded Mgr. Martinelli . Source: FIDES _____________________________________ World: Global Libya: Msgr Martinelli: weekly Mass sign of hope among bombs and fighting This morning, hundreds attended the Eucharistic celebration in the church of the Apostolic Vicariate of Tripoli. Filipinos and sub-Saharan Africans living presence among the Muslims of Tripoli tired of the war. Air raids continue to pound Tripoli. Friday, 22 July 2011 By Asia News Libya: bishop laments NATO rejection of Ramadan truce RSS Facebook 22 July 2011 http://www.speroforum.com/a/57481/Libya—Msgr-Martinelli-weekly-Mass-sign-of-hope-among-bombs-and-fighting The apostolic vicar of Tripoli has decried NATO’s “indifference” to proposals for a Ramadan ceasefire in the conflict in Libya. “What amazes me is the indifference of NATO and Europe to the proposed ceasefire for Ramadan,” said Bishop Giovanni Martinelli. “For all the Libyans (for or against Gaddafi) Ramadan is a sacred period, and [this] is a sentiment that should be respected.” 21 JULY 2011: The Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli adds that ” last week there was a very violent bombing in the Tajura area , with more than 30 bombs that hit the area. I cannot understand why this area has been affected in such a violent manner, but it is certain that bombing continues with the hope of hitting the leader “. 2011-07-21 AFRICA/LIBYA – “I am amazed by the indifference of NATO and Europe to the proposal of a truce for Ramadan”, says Mgr. Martinelli “The bombs continue to fall and it has already been announced that they will not be a truce for Ramadan, which begins at the end of the month” says the Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli. “What amazes me is the indifference of NATO and Europe to the proposed ceasefire for Ramadan. For all the Libyans (for or against Gaddafi) Ramadan is a sacred period, and is a sentiment that should be respected”, concludes Mgr . Martinelli. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 07/21/2011) http://www.fides.org/aree/news/newsdet.php?idnews=29526&lan=eng Tripoli – Bombs and fighting between the army and rebels have failed to discourage migrant Filipino Catholics and sub-Saharan Africans living in Tripoli. This morning hundreds of people attended the weekly Mass in the Church of the Apostolic Vicariate. Archbishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, the bishop of the capital, underlines the importance given by the continuity of the Eucharistic celebrations, which in these five months have seen greater and unexpected participation, despite the war. “For those who remained in Tripoli – says the prelate – Mass became a symbol of communion and strength, which transforms the Friday holy day for Muslims, into a day of real hope, also to be transmitted to the Muslims who are sorely tested war “. Msgr. Martinelli explains that the population is tired of “this stressful situation which seems to have no end.” The Bishop points out that calls for a ceasefire in the month of Ramadan have gone unheeded by NATO. “Last night – he says – there were new raids near Tripoli and in recent days a few kilometres from the capital, the planes unleashed 30 aerial bombs very close to houses. To avoid casualties, NATO warned the population with leaflets launched by the bombers. This is a gesture of attention, but you have to be here to understand what it means for a person to evacuate their homes and flee, at the risk of not finding anything on return. ” According to Msgr. Martinelli, the situation has now reached a dead end. “Unfortunately – he says – the regime and NATO both claim to want dialogue, but NATO is not making any concrete steps. To this day I still see and hear only news of war and bombs and killings. ” In recent days, France, USA and Italy put forward the hypothesis of a painless exit for Gadaffi, who could stay in the country without holding any political office. Yesterday Mahmoud Jibril, head of the National Transitional Council, warned that “if Gaddafi does not leave power, there is no room for an exchange of ideas. We are not going to negotiate with Gaddafi as long as he stays in power “. Despite the openings, the Rais says he does not trust the rebels and shows no signs of backing down. “There will be no talks between me them until the Day of Judgement,” Gaddafi said in a message released last night on national TV. AsiaNews sources explain that Gaddafi is doing everything possible to counter a possible invasion of Tripoli and in recent days suggested a meeting with all the tribes still loyal to the regime, to make a march on Misurata to dislodge the rebels. —————————————- Wednesday, July 6, 2011 Libya. Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, Tripoli’s Catholic Bishop criticizes NATO bombings as futile and immoral. Kadafi’s unlikely advocate Tripoli’s Catholic bishop criticizes NATO bombings as futile and immoral. “If there are violations of human rights, I cannot use the same method… (St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Tripoli) For more than a quarter of a century, the soft-spoken padre with the almost beatific glow and more-than-passing resemblance to Pope John Paul II has presided over the soothing confines of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church here. As the bishop of Tripoli, Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli has quietly counseled the capital’s small Roman Catholic community from the stately, whitewashed edifice built at the height of Italian colonial rule under Benito Mussolini, its 100-foot bell tower soaring into a skyline bristling with minarets. But since Western bombs began raining down on Moammar Kadafi’s Libya, Martinelli, 69, has become an unlikely source of international controversy. His persistent criticism of the NATO-led campaign has led some to call him a Kadafi appeaser, and to suggest he would be better off sticking to spiritual matters. The Libyan-born Martinelli, the son of Italian colonizers, rejects the notion that he should mute his voice, using his knowledge of both this North African nation and the West to press his argument. “Kadafi is a Bedouin: You can’t change his mind by bombing him. You cannot crush the Bedouin,” Martinelli declared recently in the shaded patio of a five-star Tripoli hotel as thundering detonations shook the capital, seeming to accentuate his point. “He is a proud man. Talk to the Bedouin. There is a kind of sublimity to the Bedouin, the man of the desert,” he said, slipping from English into his native Italian. The bishop, who has met Kadafi and acknowledges “respect” for the leader, positions himself as an advocate of peace and negotiation. “Bombing is always an immoral act,” he told the official Vatican news agency, Fides. “… I must also declare that war is immoral. If there are violations of human rights, I cannot use the same method to stop them.” Pope Benedict XVI has called for dialogue and diplomacy to end the Libyan conflict. But the Holy See’s longtime apostolic vicar in Tripoli has gone a lot further, apparently with the Vatican’s blessing. The bishop is in daily contact with Catholic agencies in Europe, and he invariably sends the same message: the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s bombing will lead to more civilian deaths and will only harden the regime’s resolve. While unequivocally condemning the Western bombardment, Martinelli deflected questions about the regime’s attacks against civilians. He said he abhors all violence, shifting the topic to what he calls Kadafi’s positive accomplishments: a social welfare state, relative equality for women and, most pointedly, liberty of worship in this overwhelmingly Muslim country. The revolution of 1969, led by a then-obscure army lieutenant named Kadafi, led to the expulsion of most of the remaining Italians and a shuttering of the churches, long a symbol of Italy’s brutal 20th century colonization. The cathedral in the rebel-held city of Benghazi, with its signature dual cupolas rising from the harbor front, is enmeshed in scaffolding and in acute disrepair. But Kadafi, a secular revolutionary, soon allowed Christians to practice, returning St. Francis and a downtown Benghazi church on a street still known as Via Torino. The state strictly forbids proselytism and limits charitable activities to church premises, but Catholic nuns staff hospitals and centers for the disabled, orphans and the elderly. John Paul even resumed diplomatic relations with Tripoli at a time when the regime was an international pariah because the Wrest claimed falsely that Kadafi had ties to terrorism. “Kadafi gave us freedom of the church,” Bishop Martinelli said, citing other examples in the Arab world where Christians face severe restrictions and, in the case of post-Saddam Hussein Iraq, virtual pogroms. “Look at Iraq,” he said. “They destroyed Saddam Hussein, but it has been very difficult to arrange life since.” It is not lost on ecclesiastical authorities observing the still-unfolding “Arab Spring” that secular autocrats in the region — Hussein, the Assad dynasty in Syria, Hosni Mubarak in Egypt — have been tolerant of Christian minorities. Born during World War II to Italian farmers southeast of Tripoli, Martinelli returned to Italy as a youth and was ordained a Franciscan priest in Salerno in 1967. He was sent back to the Maghreb to guide a remnant Italian population in a region where the early church had once flourished, begetting one of Catholicism’s intellectual luminaries, St. Augustine of Hippo, a native of what is now Algeria. Arab invasions obliterated Christianity in Libya for centuries, until Italian traders and colonizers brought back the faith in limited fashion. Since the bombing began, Kadafi has sought to invoke an earlier epoch of Christian-Muslim conflict, framing the war as an implausible alliance of “crusader” aggressors and Al Qaeda fanatics. “Why do you want to die under the cross?” Kadafi taunted the rebels in a recent audio screed. Kadafi “was not able to listen to the young people of Benghazi, he was not able to understand them,” Martinelli, who served for a dozen years as a priest in Benghazi, said with clear regret, implying that war maybe could have been avoided had the regime put more investment into the east. “Violence became almost an allergy in Benghazi.” The bishop’s carefully chosen words generally conform with the government line: Yes, Kadafi is now prepared to negotiate a cease-fire. Rebel leaders, and allied Western governments, say that they don’t buy it and that Kadafi must go after more than four decades in power. In this on-edge capital, weekly Mass is one of his parishioners’ few consolations, a singular source of spiritual comfort. “It gives us courage,” said Alex Attisso, a native of Togo who heads a West African choir, its singers resplendent at a recent service in purple robes and tasseled flat caps. Time and troubles have turned the former spiritual fortress of Libya’s colonial masters into something distinct: a retreat for anxious immigrants, among them sub-Saharan African laborers, Philippine healthcare workers and South Asian artisans, all attracted to jobs in oil-rich Libya. Worshipers don their Sunday best, though the services with heaviest attendance are on Friday, the Muslim day of prayer, when most don’t have to work. At St. Francis, African ushers dutifully seat participants, hand them printed prayer sheets and remind them to turn off their cellphones before directing them to pews. On a recent Friday, the bishop was receiving visitors before Mass. There was a Bangladeshi woman seeking to arrange her daughter’s baptism. A homeless family from Eritrea requested refuge. A group of Filipinos was conveying tearful farewells. “They’re leaving after 25 years,” the bishop said to no one in particular, striking a melancholy tone in these doleful days of leave-takings. At St. Francis, the disquiet of the times has accentuated the metaphorical dimension of the Bible. One passage, about a blind man who regains his sight, represented “a symbol of this humanity, blinded by war, but not losing hope that the light of reason is regained,” Martinelli told a Vatican interviewer. The church in Libya, he said, is being “purified” anew, enduring the latest transition in a millennial drama that has seen it rise to great heights, disappear from sight and be reborn. The bishop is confident of his church’s continued survival here, he said, even as the fate of this shattered nation remains a question mark. Los Angeles Times, |Patrick J. McDonnell, Jul 3, 2011 ___________________________ http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jul/03/world/la-fg-libya-bishop-20110703 Kadafi’s unlikely advocate Tripoli’s Catholic bishop criticizes NATO bombings as futile and immoral. July 03, 2011|Patrick J. McDonnell For more than a quarter of a century, the soft-spoken padre with the almost beatific glow and more-than-passing resemblance to Pope John Paul II has presided over the soothing confines of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church here. As the bishop of Tripoli, Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli has quietly counseled the capital’s small Roman Catholic community from the stately, whitewashed edifice built at the height of Italian colonial rule under Benito Mussolini, its 100-foot bell tower soaring into a skyline bristling with minarets. But since Western bombs began raining down on Moammar Kadafi’s Libya, Martinelli, 69, has become an unlikely source of international controversy. His persistent criticism of the NATO-led campaign has led some to call him a Kadafi appeaser, and to suggest he would be better off sticking to spiritual matters. The Libyan-born Martinelli, the son of Italian colonizers, rejects the notion that he should mute his voice, using his knowledge of both this North African nation and the West to press his argument. “Kadafi is a Bedouin: You can’t change his mind by bombing him. You cannot crush the Bedouin,” Martinelli declared recently in the shaded patio of a five-star Tripoli hotel as thundering detonations shook the capital, seeming to accentuate his point. “He is a proud man. Talk to the Bedouin. There is a kind of sublimity to the Bedouin, the man of the desert,” he said, slipping from English into his native Italian. The bishop, who has met Kadafi and acknowledges “respect” for the leader, positions himself as an advocate of peace and negotiation. “Bombing is always an immoral act,” he told the official Vatican news agency, Fides. “… I must also declare that war is immoral. If there are violations of human rights, I cannot use the same method to stop them.” Pope Benedict XVI has called for dialogue and diplomacy to end the Libyan conflict. But the Holy See’s longtime apostolic vicar in Tripoli has gone a lot further, apparently with the Vatican’s blessing. The bishop is in daily contact with Catholic agencies in Europe, and he invariably sends the same message: the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s bombing will lead to more civilian deaths and will only harden the regime’s resolve. While unequivocally condemning the Western bombardment, Martinelli deflected questions about the regime’s attacks against civilians. He said he abhors all violence, shifting the topic to what he calls Kadafi’s positive accomplishments: a social welfare state, relative equality for women and, most pointedly, liberty of worship in this overwhelmingly Muslim country. ——————————————– http://www.fides.org/aree/news/newsdet.php?idnews=29271&lan=eng AFRICA 2011-06-16 AFRICA/LIBYA-Mgr. Martinelli notes “a sincere desire for dialogue to restore peace” after a meeting with the Islamic Call Society segnala invia articolo stampa printable version stampa preferiti Tripoli (Fides Service) – “There is a sincere desire for dialogue and to bring back peace”, says His Exc. Mgr. Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli to Fides, who yesterday, June 15, met the manager of the Islamic Call Society, an organization sponsored by the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. “During the meeting, I noticed that there is a strong desire for dialogue on behalf of Tripoli, possibly with the help of the Holy See”, said Mgr. Martinelli. “The Islamic Call Society has committed to lend a hand to control the Italian cemetery in Tripoli”, adds Mgr. Martinelli. In recent days the desecration of the cemetery had been denounced from the crowd. “I hope that everyone’s good will prevails in order to stop this war, because we are tired of the bombing. Even last night there were several, and frankly we are all fed up” concludes the Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 06/16/2011) —————————————– http://www.asianews.it/news-en/More-bombs-on-Tripoli.-Msgr-Martinelli:-hopes-for-an-end-to-the-conflict-21851.html 06/16/2011 12:13 LIBYA More bombs on Tripoli. Msgr Martinelli: hopes for an end to the conflict Tripoli (AsiaNews) – NATO bombings on Tripoli continue. Overnight air raids hit the Gaddafi bunker and other areas of the capital, but there are no reports of deaths and injuries. Archbishop Martinelli, Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli, confirms to AsiaNews that “all night we heard the bombs, which continue to fall unabated in various parts of the city”. The prelate says, however, he is confident in a positive change in the situation. “Yesterday – he says – I met some influential members of the World Islamic Call Society (WICS) who have asked for our cooperation to discuss a possible peaceful solution to the war.” According to local sources, the regime is making overtures of a possible opening for dialogue with NATO forces, who would be willing to stop the bombing. “But the important thing is to continue to pray for the end of the war – says Martinelli – only prayer in recent months has given me the strength to go forward and to have hope.” —————————————– 10/06/2011 13.18.07 http://www.radiovaticana.org/en3/articolo.asp?c=494954 Archbishop Martinelli warns that the Conflict in Libya could degenerate into a War between Tribes The Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli, Archbishop Giovanni Martinelli, has warned that the conflict in Libya could degenerate into a prolonged war with tribes fighting one another if it is not stopped soon. Speaking to Fides Catholic News Agency on Thursday, the archbishop pointed out that it is an act of self-deception to think that the Libyan problem can be solved by bombs. NATO has intensified its bombardment of the country especially around the capital Tripoli where most of the buildings have been leveled to the ground. The air raids have killed many civilians and wounded many more in addition to causing extreme hardship to the local people. The archbishop repeated his appeal for a negotiated solution because it will save human lives and the country. Pope Benedict has also appealed for a cease-fire and for an end to NATO attacks in order to seek a diplomatic solution. —————————————– http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Mgr-Martinelli-calls-for-diplomatic-steps,-says-he-is-not-hiding-Gaddafi-in-church-21793.html » 06/09/2011 15:06 LIBYA Mgr Martinelli calls for diplomatic steps, says he is not hiding Gaddafi in church The Libya Contact Group is meeting in Abu Dhabi to discuss the country’s post-Gaddafi future. For the apostolic vicar to Tripoli, the West’s inflexibility vis-à-vis its Libyan counterpart could prolong the war beyond the three months anticipated by NATO. Tripoli (AsiaNews) – Mgr Giovanni Martinelli, apostolic vicar to Tripoli, said he was saddened by the ways the media was covering the war against Gaddafi. Speaking about the Italian press, the prelate denied claims that appeared in some papers that he was hiding the Libyan strongman inside the vicariate. “These people have no respect even for a place of worship like a church,” he said. “I have said several times that a diplomatic approach is needed to end this war,” Mgr Martinelli said, “but no one wants to try” this path. “The various diplomats who have travelled to Tripoli have not solved anything or have not been heeded. The West prefers to hit with weapons.” The bishop said that such an approach could prolong the war beyond the three months anticipated by NATO. This will have serious consequences for the population, which continues to suffer from air strikes. In recent raids, NATO has dropped 80 bombs and missiles. According to the Libyan press, about 70 people have been wounded, a claim that is impossible to verify. “Today the situation is calm but on Monday air strikes were intense,” Mgr Martinelli said. “Bombs were dropped around the city and against Gaddafi’s bunker for 24 hours. They did give us any let-up; it felt like the world was going to collapse.” (S.C.) ———————————————- CNS photo/Stringer via Reuters Smoke rises after NATO airstrikes in Tripoli, Libya, June 7. Bishop Giovanni Martinelli of Tripoli has been an outspoken critic of the NATO bombing campaign against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces, which have been battling to put down a widespre ad rebellion since late February. Libyan bishop warns of internal conflict, criticizes NATO strikes By Sarah Delaney| June 8, 2011 | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The top church official in Libya expressed fear that the protracted conflict there would generate fighting among factions and tribes, but said he believed a negotiated solution was still possible, the Vatican’s missionary news agency reported. Bishop Giovanni Martinelli of Tripoli, Libya, also told the Fides news agency June 8 that “whoever thinks they can resolve everything with bombs is mistaken.” Bishop Martinelli has been an outspoken critic of the NATO bombing campaign against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces, which have been battling to put down a widespread rebellion since late February. Intense NATO bombing made for “a terrible day” June 7, the bishop said. The government said at least 60 missiles hit Tripoli, killing more than 30 people that day. “The political situation is not clear,” Bishop Martinelli told Fides. “We are waiting for developments and progress in dialogue and peace. I still believe in dialogue.” The bishop said what he fears most “is conflict between the factions of the Libyan people; if they start to battle one another, it will be terrible.” Bishop Martinelli has said repeatedly that the airstrikes were causing many civilian deaths and extreme hardship for local people. Pope Benedict XVI has appealed for a cease-fire and a halt to the bombing in order to seek a diplomatic settlement. Meanwhile, the Italian newspaper Liberal, quoting unnamed Italian and Russian diplomatic sources, reported that Gadhafi was hiding in the bishop’s residence in Tripoli. Father Ciro Benedettini, vice director of the Vatican press office, said he had not heard the report; the Italian Foreign Ministry said it had no information. When contacted by journalists June 8, Bishop Martinelli denied the claims, saying the reports that Gadhafi could be hiding in his residence were
    “unfounded, almost unthinkable.”
    “If he wanted to come to church, as a Franciscan, I would welcome him,” the bishop said. But “I have had absolutely no contact recently with Gadhafi or with Libyan authorities,” he said. Besides, the church would have risked being a target of NATO bombing if Gadhafi had been housed there, he added. There have been conflicting reports about Gadhafi’s whereabouts. Italian newspapers reported that he appeared on Libyan television following the latest NATO bombardment saying, “Dead or alive, I will stay in Tripoli,” and “we are stronger than your missiles.” ———————————————- http://www.catholicsun.org/2011/june/08/libya-nato.htmlZF11050605 – 06-05-2011 Permalink: http://www.zenit.org/article-27825?l=french Libye : Les bombardements, « immoraux » pour Mgr Martinelli http://www.zenit.org/article-27825?l=french Intervention du vicaire apostolique de Tripoli ROME, Vendredi 6 mai 2011 (ZENIT.org) – « Il est de mon devoir d’affirmer que les bombardements sont des actes immoraux », déclare le vicaire apostolique de Tripoli, dans les colonnes de l’agence vaticane Fides. « Je suis surpris par les déclarations selon lesquelles je devrais m’occuper seulement de questions spirituelles et qui font état du fait que les bombardements ont été autorisés par l’ONU. Ceci ne signifie pas que l’ONU, l’OTAN ou l’Union européenne aient l’autorité morale pour décider de bombarder » déclare à l’agence Fides Mgr Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, Vicaire apostolique de Tripoli. « Je ne veux certes pas interférer avec l’action politique de quiconque mais il est de mon devoir d’affirmer que les bombardements sont immoraux » réaffirme Mgr Martinelli. « Je voudrais souligner – continue le Vicaire apostolique de Tripoli – que bombarder ne constitue pas un acte dicté par la conscience civile et morale de l’Occident ou plus généralement de l’humanité. Bombarder constitue toujours un acte immoral. Je respecte les Nations Unies, je respecte l’OTAN, mais je dois cependant déclarer que la guerre est immorale. S’il existe des violations des droits de l’homme quelque part, je ne peux pas utiliser la même méthode pour les faire cesser. En tant que chrétien, je dois recourir à des méthodes pacifiques, au premier rang desquelles le dialogue ». « Je rappelle que le Pape Jean Paul II établit des relations diplomatiques avec la Libye alors qu’elle se trouvait soumise à un embargo. Ceci afin de démontrer que la méthode pour résoudre les problèmes ne consiste pas dans les guerres ni même dans les embargos mais dans le dialogue diplomatique » conclut Mgr Martinelli qui exprime sa pleine adhésion au communiqué de la Commission épiscopale mixte Méditerranée-Maghreb-Europe sur la guerre en Libye et la question des migrants (voir Fides 05/05/2011 ———————————————– 06/04/2011 17.44.43 http://www.radiovaticano.net/en3/articolo.asp?c=476389 Bishop Giovanni Martinelli again appeals for Peace in Libya The Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli, Bishop Giovanni Martinelli, has again appealed to western countries involved in bombing Libya and to the Libyan opposition and government to give peace a chance. Speaking to Fides catholic News agency on Monday he said the war had caused a lot of suffering. People lack basic necessities such as food, water and fuel, and essential services, and live in fear of being attacked by the warring parties. Bishop Martinelli appealed to the African union and to European governments taking part in the war against Libya to initiate peace initiatives. Meanwhile, reports say western military planes killed eight civilians over the weekend in the city of Sirte. _________________________ No one has moral authority to bomb Libya – Archbishop Martinelli Friday, 06 May 2011 12:40 “I have the duty to say that bombings are immoral acts ” The UN, NATO or the European Union doesn’t have the moral authority to decide to bomb Libya, Archbishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli has said. “I am surprised that statements were made on the fact that I should deal only with spiritual matters and that the bombings have been authorized by the UN,” Archbishop Martinelli told Fides News Agency. “I certainly do not want to interfere with the political activity of anyone, but I have a duty to declare that the bombings are immoral, ” Archbishop Martinelli said. “Let me stress that bombing is not an act dictated by social and moral conscience of the West or humanity in general. Bombing is always an immoral act. … I must also declare that war is immoral. If there are violations of human rights , I cannot use the same method to stop them. As a Christian I have to use peaceful methods, first of all dialogue.” Recalling that the Pope John Paul II established diplomatic relations with Libya, while it was under embargo, Archbishop Martinelli said that “ This is to demonstrate that the method to solve the problems are not even embargoes and wars, but diplomatic dialogue.” ————————— http://www.cbcpnews.com/?q=node/15295 Easter in a war-torn Libya. Mgr Martinelli calls for renewed dialogue with regime TRIPOLI, Libya, April 21, 2011–“‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?’, The words of Jesus on the Cross in the Gospel of Matthew express the suffering of the Libyan population in this tragic affair”, says Mgr. Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli. “Holy Week – he adds – lived in the light of Christian faith is a time that invites everyone to reflect and pray for the Lord to accept the suffering of the Libyan population Christian and non-Christian.” According to Msgr. Martinelli, a month on from operation Odyssey Dawn, the population suffers not only bombings, but also a climate of division that has developed among Libyan people. “It is a time of great suffering – he explains – there is absolute silence in the city. Many villages are now empty. In Tripoli, you must wait in line to get gasoline, but basic necessities are still available. Many people are fleeing. They are afraid for their family, for their children, for themselves”. The prelate stresses that the situation is very uncertain and even the Church has been forced to evacuate their staff in the cities hardest hit. Recently the sisters who work as nurses in the hospital of Yefrem returned to Tripoli. In the suffering caused by war, the small Christian community, composed mainly of Filipino and sub-Saharan African migrant workers, is still very active and its presence is of spiritual support for Libyan Muslims. “On Friday – says Msgr. Martinelli -, some Muslim women came to the back of the church, to ask Christians to pray and seek the intervention of the Pope to stop the bombing and find a way to reconcile this human reality. ” Mgr. Martinelli still hopes in the reopening of a dialogue between the Gaddafi regime, NATO forces and insurgents. “Only diplomacy can resolve this situation – he says – war can not bend a man’s will. Indeed every possibility must be tried, especially dialogue with the regime. ” According to the prelate, the international community and Italy are wrong to completely isolate Gaddafi, communicating only with the rebels, because it adds to division and hatred. “Not even considering the possibility of dialogue with the Libyan government – he said – is highly negative from the point of view of friendship and the future of Libya.” (AsiaNews) ———————- 2011-04-16 AFRICA/LIBYA – Libyan women to Archbishop Martinelli: “stop bombs and violence against civilians” segnala invia articolo stampa printable version stampa preferiti http://www.fides.org/aree/news/newsdet.php?idnews=28838&lan=eng Tripoli (Agenzia Fides) – “At the end of the celebration of the Holy Mass, I found about ten Muslim Libyan women at the back of the church . This is the first time in 40 years of celebrations in Libya. They came crying into the sacristy. Many of them knew some Catholic nuns ” said Archbishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, Vicar Apostolic of Tripoli to Fides. “These women continually repeated, ‘Father, please, stop with war, with bombs. They have destroyed our family, and social life, children no longer go to school. We are devastated”. Then they told me what is happening in Misurata “. They told me continues Bishop Martinelli-that women are raped and mutilated, families are trapped in homes. “You have no idea what is happening there”, said these women . “I reported these facts to a workshop via phone organized by the European External Action Service where other people participated, some Libyans living in Europe and Egypt. There was some discussion as how to bring humanitarian aid to Libya after the end of the conflict. I repeated that we must first find a way to end the war”, says the Vicar Apostolic of Tripoli. Archbishop Martinelli adds that “as we wrote in the document of the Christian communities in Libya (see Fides 13/04/2011), we should exploit tribal relations. Gheddafi has had the merit of having reunified the various libyan tribes . In our statement we suggest involving the “elders” (the wise men, the elderly) to find the path of dialogue between the different components of the libyan society”. ” A form of diplomacy that respects the reality of Libya is needed. In this sense, I appreciated the position of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, that rejected, in the last meeting, the use of force and reaffirmed the need for a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Libya). It seems very wise because it gives priority to diplomatic action on the use of force ” concludes Bishop Martinelli. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 16/04/2011) —————————— http://www.cinews.ie/article.php?artid=8330 “I still see glimmers of peace,” says Libyan Bishop Martinelli Monday, April 4th, 2011 http://www.cinews.ie/newsPhotos/newsphoto17448679286649847638 Eight civilians, mostly women and children, were killed by bombs released by the international forces in Sirte, Libya, according to the local bishop. Bishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli told Fides that the Libyan people are fed up with this situation. Fears, due to the bombing and fighting, have driven some 400,000 Libyans to find refuge in Tunisia and Egypt. “I still see glimmers of peace,” said Bishop Martinelli. “The talks in London with an envoy of one of Gaddafi’s sons are a sign that something is happening.” In London is Mohammed Ismail who works closely with Saif al-Islam, one of the sons of the Libyan leader, and he met with representatives of the British Government. “Our small community celebrated two Masses: one at 9:00am in Filipino, and the second at 10:30am for Africans and other Filipinos. We read the Gospel passage about the blind man who regains his sight – a symbol of this humanity, blinded by the war, but not losing hope that the light of reason is regained,” said Bishop Martinelli. Earlier in the week, he complained that there have been dozens of civilian deaths in the so called humanitarian air raids in various areas of Tripoli. Referring to eyewitness, accounts the Bishop said, “Of particular concern, in the district of Buslim, a building collapsed because of the bombing, killing 40 people. Yesterday I reported that the bombing had affected some hospitals, albeit indirectly. I can now confirm that one of these hospitals is in Misda.” Other news outlets report that in Misda, south of Tripoli, there was an explosion of an ammunition dump – hit during a raid – which also resulted in damage to a hospital and several houses and death of more than a dozen people. The Bishop said that the bombings are in the middle of civilian neighbourhoods, so the local people are affected. In Tripoli, it is becoming more difficult every day. The Bishop said that a diplomatic solution is the best way to end the bloodshed between the Libyans. Caritas reports its members from around the world have been mobilised to support migrants and Libyans fleeing unrest and conflict in Libya and passing through Egypt and Tunisia. Caritas has sent two emergency response teams to the Libyan-Egyptian and the Libyan-Tunisian borders and is providing emergency aid such as food, health care and counselling to thousands of stranded migrants. “On Saturday, we still counted more than 6,000 people in the camp. Monday evening, only around 2,500 were left,” reported Fred Lauener from Salloum on the Libyan-Egyptian border, where repatriation of stranded migrants has been increased over the last days. “However, it should still take a while until the last family will have left Salloum. And till then, we as Caritas will be needed here.” In addition to its presence on the Libyan borders, Caritas is working in close collaboration with its national member organisations in Libya, with neighbours Egypt, Tunisia and Niger. Caritas is also helping the migrants resettle in countries such as Bangladesh. by Ann Marie Foley © CatholicIreland.net 2002-2011 ——————————– From: St. Francis Church in Tripoli, Tripoli’s Bishop: ‘Nato Bombs Not The Answer’ Sunday April 03, 2011 6:13pm UK, Sunday April 03, 2011 Stuart Ramsay, Sky News chief correspondent Analysts believe Archbishop Giovanni Martinelli is now a key player in diplomatic negotiations with the Gaddafi government. The Vatican has distanced itself from the Nato-led military strategy and is supporting Italian efforts to negotiate a deal. “The psychological position of the leader is as a Libyan and a Bedouin and war is not a way to convince him to leave,” warned Bishop Martinelli. The Pope’s senior representative in Libya has issued a stark warning to Western governments that without negotiation the war in the country will reach a bloody stalemate. Bishop Giovanni Martinelli told Sky News that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi will not leave the country and will not stop the fighting while his army is being bombed. “He will not leave,” said the bishop, who was born in Libya and knows the Colonel and how he thinks. “Maybe he will leave the power but with certain conditions; with dignity and desire to be with his people. He will stay, I think so. He doesn’t want to leave the country. It is possible to find a solution but not with force.” The bishop has been critical of the bombing campaign http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/15965002 Stuart Ramsay, Sky News chief correspondent The Pope’s senior representative in Libya has issued a stark warning to Western governments that without negotiation the war in the country will reach a bloody stalemate. Bishop Giovanni Martinelli told Sky News that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi will not leave the country and will not stop the fighting while his army is being bombed. “He will not leave,” said the bishop, who was born in Libya and knows the Colonel and how he thinks. “Maybe he will leave the power but with certain conditions; with dignity and desire to be with his people. He will stay, I think so. He doesn’t want to leave the country. It is possible to find a solution but not with force.” The bishop has been critical of the bombing campaign ——————— Friday, April 1, 2011 Bishop Martinelli of Tripoli on Libya Conflict VATICAN CITY (CNS) http://college-ethics.blogspot.com/2011/04/bishop-martinelli-of-tripoli-on-libya.html The bishop in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, said it appears to him that people just want the fighting to continue. “They want to continue the war,” said Bishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli of Tripoli. “Arming part of the Libyan population against another part other doesn’t seem, to me, to be a moral solution,” he told Fides, the news agency of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. Bishop Martinelli, on the other hand, continued to express hope that the African Union would be recognized as a mediator in the crisis, and he questioned the real precision of the military action launched by the United States, Great Britain and France. “I can’t bring myself to say that the bombardments are being done to defend the civilian population,” he told Fides. “…they certainly have an impact on nearby buildings. I know at least two hospitals have suffered indirect damage because of the bombings. The doors and windows were destroyed, and the patients are under shock. For all one knows, the military action may be causing victims among the very civilians that they say are being protected by these military operations.” Posted by Alice C. Linsley at 3:03 AM ________________ Libye : le vicaire Martinelli témoigne http://fr.euronews.net/2011/03/31/libye-le-vicaire-martinelli-temoigne/ 31/03/11 18:38 CET Conflit armé – Libye – Mouammar Kadhafi Nous avons pu joindre par téléphone Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, vicaire apostolique de Tripoli, et qui a fait état d’une quarantaine de civils tués lors de bombardemenrts alliés. Voici son témoignage : “Je n’ai pas vu de propres mes yeux les victimes, mais cela m’a été confirmé par des gens qui ont perdu des proches à cause de ces bombardements. Je peux confirmer que dans la zone de Tajoura il y a eu plusieurs morts, dûs à ces mêmes bombardements. Mais je ne peux pas être plus précis concernant les autres endroits, je ne suis pas en mesure de chiffrer le nombre de morts. Mais je sais qu’une autre zone a été bombardée. Une zone ou se trouvait un entrepôt de munitions. Les explosions dans l’entrepôt ont duré 3 ou 4 heures”. _____________________ Road to peace in Libya passes through African Union – Bishop Martinelli Wednesday, 30 March 2011 12:56 http://www.africa-news.eu/african-news/2259-road-to-peace-in-libya-passes-through-african-union–bishop-martinelli.html “The humanitarian bombs are creating civilian casualties” “IF we really want to find a diplomatic solution to the Libyan crisis, we need to go through the African Union. Its absence from the Conference in London disappointed me,” says Bishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli, to Fides News Agency. Just yesterday there was a conference in London concerning the Libyan crisis. Attending were representatives from about 40 States and international organisations (UN, Arab League, Islamic Conference Organisation, EU, NATO). The Holy See participated as an observer, represented by the Apostolic Nuncio of Great Britain, Bishop Antonio Mennini. The African Union which had been invited, was notably absent, officially due to “internal issues”. “They want to keep going with the war. Now rebels are at the ports of Sirte, but to pass through Sirte will not be easy. To arm one part of the Libyan people against the other does not seem a moral solution to me,” underlines Bishop Martinelli. “As for the action of the coalition, it does not come to my mind to say to bomb in order to defend the civilian population. …also undoubtedly involves bombing homes in the district. I know of at least two hospitals which have suffered indirect damage caused by the bombing. Doors and windows were destroyed and the patients are in shock. What we know: the military actions are causing casualties among those civilians who these military operations are trying to protect,” says the Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli. “I repeat: if you want a peaceful solution the African Union, the Arab League and some local bodies all need to be involved. But it seems to me that other logic is outweighing,” insists Bishop Martinelli. “With regard to asylum seekers – Eritreans and Ethiopians – most were transferred to Tunisia. Others have reached Lampedusa and Malta. Here in Tripoli there are still about 25% and other African migrants (from Congo, Chad, etc …),” concludes Bishop Martinelli. By Fides News Agency ______________________ World: Africa Catholic bishops in Africa denounce Obama’s war in Libya Catholic bishops of Libya and other countries of North Africa are calling for a diplomatic solution to the conflict in which NATO, the US, and other countries are taking part. http://www.energypublisher.com/article.asp?id=51052 Monday, 28 March 2011 by Speroforum “The Holy Father’s appeal was wonderful news and gives us great comfort. The Pope spoke words that affirm the need for reconciliation, peace and dialogue,” said Bishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli. On Sunday, 27 March 2011 upon praying the Angelus, Pope Benedict XVI launched “an urgent appeal to international organisations and political and military leaders for immediate dialogue, to suspend the use of arms.” “We have translated today’s appeal by the Holy Father into Arabic and we will send it as a voice message to the Libyan Foreign Ministry, for their information,” says Bishop Martinelli. The Apostolic Vicar states that he did not participate in the event of Saturday, 26 March (see Fides 26/03/2011), and that in any case, as he explained to Fides, he would join in only if it had been a peace rally. “They have not asked again for our presence,” says Bishop Martinelli. “It was a manifestation to reaffirm the national unity of Libya. We have joined the tribal leaders, intellectuals and other personalities. I do not think either side wants a divide in Libya. However, this emphasises the need for dialogue to end the crisis,” says the Vicar Apostolic of Tripoli. Archbishop Martinelli also announces that “from yesterday, police have been stationed in front of our church, officially charged with protecting us. Perhaps to avoid attack, which according to some simple. We are beginning to run low on petrol. There is a two hour line to fill up the car’s petrol tank. And there is even difficulty to buy food.” “Tonight we did not hear the bombing. We know that struck near Sirte. In recent days there have been civilian casualties. I know of at least one person died of a splinter in the skull, perhaps produced by a blow to the anti-aircraft exploded at a very low altitude, “concluded Bishop Martinelli. “Tonight we didn’t hear any bombing. We know that it occurred near Sirte. There have been civilian victims in recent days. I know of at least one person who died of a splintered skull, perhaps produced by a blow from an anti-aircraft which exploded at a very low altitude,” concludes the Bishop. Meanwhile, “The Bishops of Northern Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya), who are faced with the processes of historical development concerning Arab countries and especially the Maghreb, wish to reaffirm our urgent appeal to find an end to this painful conflict, just and dignified for all. To this we add the appeal made by Pope Benedict XVI, on Sunday, March 27,” said a statement signed by Archbishop Vincent Landel of Rabat (Morocco), President of CERNA (the Episcopal Conférence des régions de l’Afrique du Nord). The Bishops of CERNA recognise that during the recent events that have occurred in the Maghreb countries, there has been a “legitimate claim for freedom, justice and dignity, particularly by the younger generations. This demand translates into a desire to be recognised as responsible citizens with the opportunity to find a job that allows them to live decently, excluding all forms of corruption and cronyism.” “Today,” continues the statement, “this wind of change passes through Libya. And we especially unite with our brother Bishops in Tripoli and Benghazi, and with all communities in the Country.” The Bishops of Northern Africa also reaffirm their opposition to violence and war: “We know that war solves nothing, and when it breaks out, it is just as uncontrollable as the explosion of a nuclear reactor! The first victims are always the poorest and most disadvantaged. Moreover, whether we like it or not, the war in the Near East, and now in the Maghreb, will always be interpreted as ‘a crusade’. This will have inevitable consequences on the friendly relations that Christians and Muslims have woven and continue to weave in the newspaper.” The Bishops of CERNA call for a diplomatic mediation, and appeal for humanitarian aid. “We pray to the Almighty to inspire the leaders of nations to find the path that leads to Justice and Peace,” the statement concludes. Source: FIDES ———————————— Libye – Mgr Martinelli a moins peur des bombes que de l´incapacité à dialoguer PDF Imprimer Envoyer Écrit par dia Vendredi, 25 Mars 2011 09:20 http://dia-afrique.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=635:libye-mgr-martinelli-a-moins-peur-des-bombes-que-de-laincapacite-a-dialoguer&catid=31:general&Itemid=46 – “Kadhafi ne cédera pas” Kinshasa, le 25 mars 2011 – (D.I.A.) – Alors que les bombardements alliés se poursuivent en Libye, le vicaire apostolique de Tripoli, Mgr Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, a déclaré, qu´il n´avait pas peur des bombes, mais de “l´incapacité à tenter de dialoguer pour trouver une solution pacifique”. Interrogé par l´agence missionnaire Fides de la Congrégation pour l´évangélisation des peuples, Mgr Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli a déclaré qu´une trêve était nécessaire afin de stopper les affrontements et les morts violentes. Pour lui, il faut “rechercher un dialogue entre les parties”. Le prélat italien recommande la recherche d’une “solution diplomatique, éventuellement à travers la médiation d´un leader africain”. Mgr Martinelli déplore aussi que “l´on ne comprenne pas que l´on ne résout rien avec les bombes”. Et d´ajouter: “Ceux qui ont promu cette guerre doivent comprendre que Kadhafi ne cédera pas”. Le prélat italien a en outre jugé que cette crise risquait d´être très longue et son issue incertaine. (Agence Catholique D.I.A. http://www.dia-afrique.org ) ———————————- vicaire apostolique de Tripoli Le fil International Libye : le témoignage de Mgr Martinelli, vicaire apostolique de Tripoli http://www.libertepolitique.com/actualite/54-international/6609-libye–le-temoignage-de-mgr-martinelli-vicaire-apostolique-de-tripoli 25 Février 2011 Interrogé par l’agence Fides, Mgr Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli donne des nouvelles rassurantes concernant les chrétiens. Il juge l’évolution de la crise : “maîtrisée” à Tripoli, “instable” dans l’est (où le littoral serait sous contrôle de la rebellion). « Après le discours du 22 février, témoigne Mgr Martinelli, il me semble que Khadafi n’a aucune intention de céder et qu’il se sent assez fort. Il a appelé à l’unité et à la paix et a critiqué ceux qui se laissent entraîner par les “turbulences fondamentalistes”. Je suis convaincu que de nombreuses personnes veulent la paix par dessus tout, divisions politiques comprises. Les gens veulent la sérénité parce qu’avant le déclenchement des violences, tout compte fait, ils étaient tranquilles. Du jour au lendemain, cette situation a explosé ce qui nous a un peu surpris dans la mesure où le cadre était assez tranquille, à part un certain nombre de groupes qui s’agitaient dans l’est de la Libye. Là, peut-être, s’est déjà créée une situation que je qualifierais de presque instable. À Tripoli, la situation apparaît en revanche contrôlée ». « En ce qui concerne l’Église – a poursuivi le vicaire apostolique de Tripoli – nous n’avons pas eu à déplorer la moindre perturbation. Nous avons même reçu des signes de solidarité de la part des Libyens, tant vis-à-vis des sœurs que des chrétiens, tels que les infirmières philippines, qui vivent au total service des hôpitaux locaux ». Enfin, s’agissant de la situation des religieuses présentes en Cyrénaïque, Mgr Martinelli affirme : « Elles m’ont dit qu’elles ne souhaitent pas être contactées, pour des raisons bien compréhensibles, mais aussi parce qu’elles sont prises par le travail. Elles sont fatiguées aussi du fait de ce qui se passe. Leur seul moment de pause est le soir tard, lorsqu’elles quittent leur service. Nous sommes dans tous les cas en contact constant avec elles. Leurs supérieurs sont préoccupés par la situation. Nous avons donné des indications précises afin d’évacuer les sœurs qui auraient besoin d’une période de repos. »
  41. Gaddafi’s wife revealed to be Hungarian
    by Andras M. Badics Monday, April 18th, 2011

    The Goulash Nation was recently shocked by weekly Heti Valasz after the paper revealed that the wife of Muammar Gaddafi has Hungarian roots – a secret that has been closely guarded by the blood-drenched Libyan dictator.

    The paper said Safia Farkash (nee Zsofia Farkas) could even apply for naturalization under the new expedited citizenship law, if she spoke Hungarian at an acceptable level.

    Farkash’s grandfather Janos Farkas lived and worked as a school inspector in Mostar, a city and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the largest and the most important city in the Herzegovina region and the center of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation.

    http://www.budapestreport.com/2011/04/18/gaddafis-wife-revealed-to-be-hungarian/

  42. PRAVDINFORM
    Main News Libya Video Contacts
    http://trueinform.ru/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1327
    PRAVDINFORM — News — Leonor: Benghazi captured by Younis

    01.08.2011 10:30
    Leonor: Benghazi captured by Younis

    Libya

    The reason why the troops rebelled against the rebels – Younis mercenaries began to kill women and children of the tribe Varfalla.
    The building where met rebel leaders, burned and their boss escaped to Turkey.
    Troops fighting in Benghazi Younis against Al Qaeda and against Islamic extremists, airport and port is already in their hands. Al-Qaeda and the leaders of the mercenaries fled to Dernu.

    Since then, NATO helicopters staged a massacre in Benghazi.
    Today NATO pouring rivers of blood in Benghazi, committing more crimes against humanity.
    There is a confirmation of this, received a phone call from a woman living in Benghazi. On the streets of Benghazi many shots and ambulances.
    People confirms killing of human beings with the helicopters of NATO. Al-Qaeda beheaded one of 120 people from the tribe of Varfalla.

    To protect its people, by the people of Beni Walid Varfally negotiate with Muammar al-Gaddafi.
    Al-Gaddafi invited them to go first in the neighborhood of Beni Walid and Misuraty to clear them from the rebels, at night, killing civilians and not on Benghazi.
    However, the people of Beni Walid still went to Benghazi to protect its citizens and has already killed hundreds of rebels.
    The latest news about Younis: Libyans say that he was not a traitor since his last phone conversation with Qadhafi.
    Why Eunice and was killed (at the instigation of the United States through the Italian Embassy contractors of Al-Qaida).

    As we have informed, the UN SECURITY COUNCIL on 17 March, on the basis of false media, adopted an aggressive resolution 1973 and introduced the no-fly zone over Libya. For the bespolëtnoj zone, arms embargo and “protect the civilian population,” the Western coalition March 19 start in Libya, a military operation, which in a few days completely passed to NATO. Since then, NATO has shown itself as a coalition of fascist colonial Coalition colonizers of the new Crusaders, violates the sovereignty of Libya in defiance of the will of the majority of the people.

    The mandate of the operation was to expire on 27 June, but NATO has extended the operation on June 1 to 90 days – until the end of September.

    The NATO aggression in open form authorized and carried out more than 4 months. During this time, the bombings killed more than 1100 people only the civilian population, in addition to the many soldiers who have been forced to defend Libya from bandits, Al Qaeda, Coalition special forces neokolonizatorov under fire missiles and bombing. Destroyed by government agencies, University, business, homes, communication; food warehouses, factories, farm.

    The international community resents and promises to punish the organizers and sponsors of aggression.

  43. rense.com
    http://www.rense.com/general94/benht.htm
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627797
    BENGHAZI UPDATE – Tide
    Turning Against Rebels? – Vid
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    31 JULY 2011

    To Jeff and Susan –

    First, the below link that were sent to me from my contact inside with Moussa Ibrahim.

    http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=230836596954364&oid=187117224643451&comments

    Second, from the Deputy Foreign Minister, Dr. Khaled Kaim to me on the phone 5 minutes ago.

    Benghazi: Blood in the Streets — Qatar, British, French Killing Unarmed Civilians
    Posted: 2011/08/01
    From: Mathaba Share on TwitterFacebook

    In further blatant violation of so-called UN resolutions, Qatar, Britain and France are on the ground in Benghazi fighting against Libyans who want to put an end to the terrorism of Al-Qaida in Benghazi

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    BENGHAZI UPDATE July 31, 2011

    Marie Edwards – from a protected source.

    UNEDITED.

    The Warfalla tribe, the largest tribe in Libya, (Sheikh Ali is the head of this Tribe and all Libyan Tribes) is lit up! They are outraged, the killing of Abdel Fateh Younes has caused a huge rift in the so called rebels and they are now actively fighting against al Qaeda in Benghazi. Last night 4 or 5 al Qaeda elements were killed. The Warfalla tribes are not armed with any sophisticated arms and some of the Libyan soldiers that were fighting for the rebels have returned to fight against the al Qaeda elements with the tribes. Also, some factions of Warfalla members in the East that had not spoken up before are now speaking and fighting, ALL OF THEM ARE PRO GHADAFI.

    The atrocities that are occurring now are startling. Qatar troops, tanks and helicopters are openly killing these unarmed tribal members. They have their (Qatar) tanks in the streets of Benghazi. They are speaking on loud speakers telling the people to leave and go home. They are actively shooting on unarmed civilians. NOW, tonight, Deputy Foreign Minister, Dr. Khaled Kaim stated that there are more tribes wanting to join in with the Warfalla tribe and they are making their way to Benghazi as we speak. He stated that now Libya is very worried about what NATO will do, he said “they have made a commitment, they cannot abandon them now, can they”? So, killing innocent unarmed or armed with knives and rocks civilians is what NATO and Qatar are openly engaging in.

    Just 10 minutes ago we had a visit from a Warfalla tribal member, he had 2 cousins killed today by Qatar and they were NOT armed. One of them was carrying a green flag and the other one had a broom stick. He stated that there has been a blood bath by Qatar and more than 120 innocent civilians have been killed and the number is raising. Ismil stated that not just Qatar is there killing innocent civilians but also US, British and French special forces are seen in the streets with Qatar, killing the innocent tribal members.

    Answer me this: Who the hell is Qatar, the US, UK or France to say who will rule, live or die in Libya? What the hell is wrong with them?

    Wasn’t this war started over some LIE that Ghadafi was killing innocent civilians??

    One of the problems is no money for the people in Benghazi and the East of Libya. Ramadan begins tomorrow and the custom is to fast then feast every day for the (approx) 30 days. Muslim families all over the world fill their larders in preparation for this religious period. The East of Libya cannot buy daily needs much less any feast. The pro-Ghadafi people live in fear of execution. The pro rebels suffer from lack of all goods and services. Now the Ramadan season has further demonstrated their terrible state.

    For months the rebels and TNC have promised money for the people. Where has all the money gone? It simply never happened. Any money that came in went into the pockets of the leaders and the paid rebel mercenaries, but none to the innocent people. The promise of FINALLY $500 yesterday became only $100. This is not enough to buy even one lamb per family for their celebrations.

    NATO is truly a terrorists group funded and supported by our government. NATO is actively bombing peaceful cities, openly supporting the illegal takeover of a sovereign nation. How do they get away with this?

    About Marie Edwards
    Marie Edwards is an expert on Libyan affairs and a project coordinator for Africa. She resides in New York and may be reached at ThePressPhoto@optimum.net.

    I will have more tomorrow, check out the links from Dr. Zinati, he is a great resource.

    • Benghazi: Blood in the Streets — Qatar, British, French Killing Unarmed Civilians
      Posted: 2011/08/01
      From: Mathaba http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627797

      In further blatant violation of so-called UN resolutions, Qatar, Britain and France are on the ground in Benghazi fighting against Libyans who want to put an end to the terrorism of Al-Qaida in Benghazi

      BENGHAZI UPDATE July 31, 2011

      Marie Edwards – from a protected source.

      UNEDITED.

      The Warfalla tribe, the largest tribe in Libya, (Sheikh Ali is the head of this Tribe and all Libyan Tribes) is lit up! They are outraged, the killing of Abdel Fateh Younes has caused a huge rift in the so called rebels and they are now actively fighting against al Qaeda in Benghazi. Last night 4 or 5 al Qaeda elements were killed. The Warfalla tribes are not armed with any sophisticated arms and some of the Libyan soldiers that were fighting for the rebels have returned to fight against the al Qaeda elements with the tribes. Also, some factions of Warfalla members in the East that had not spoken up before are now speaking and fighting, ALL OF THEM ARE PRO GHADAFI.

      The atrocities that are occurring now are startling. Qatar troops, tanks and helicopters are openly killing these unarmed tribal members. They have their (Qatar) tanks in the streets of Benghazi. They are speaking on loud speakers telling the people to leave and go home. They are actively shooting on unarmed civilians. NOW, tonight, Deputy Foreign Minister, Dr. Khaled Kaim stated that there are more tribes wanting to join in with the Warfalla tribe and they are making their way to Benghazi as we speak. He stated that now Libya is very worried about what NATO will do, he said “they have made a commitment, they cannot abandon them now, can they”? So, killing innocent unarmed or armed with knives and rocks civilians is what NATO and Qatar are openly engaging in.

      Just 10 minutes ago we had a visit from a Warfalla tribal member, he had 2 cousins killed today by Qatar and they were NOT armed. One of them was carrying a green flag and the other one had a broom stick. He stated that there has been a blood bath by Qatar and more than 120 innocent civilians have been killed and the number is raising. Ismil stated that not just Qatar is there killing innocent civilians but also US, British and French special forces are seen in the streets with Qatar, killing the innocent tribal members.

      Answer me this: Who the hell is Qatar, the US, UK or France to say who will rule, live or die in Libya? What the hell is wrong with them?

      Wasn’t this war started over some LIE that Ghadafi was killing innocent civilians??

      One of the problems is no money for the people in Benghazi and the East of Libya. Ramadan begins tomorrow and the custom is to fast then feast every day for the (approx) 30 days. Muslim families all over the world fill their larders in preparation for this religious period. The East of Libya cannot buy daily needs much less any feast. The pro-Ghadafi people live in fear of execution. The pro rebels suffer from lack of all goods and services. Now the Ramadan season has further demonstrated their terrible state.

      For months the rebels and TNC have promised money for the people. Where has all the money gone? It simply never happened. Any money that came in went into the pockets of the leaders and the paid rebel mercenaries, but none to the innocent people. The promise of FINALLY $500 yesterday became only $100. This is not enough to buy even one lamb per family for their celebrations.

      NATO is truly a terrorists group funded and supported by our government. NATO is actively bombing peaceful cities, openly supporting the illegal takeover of a sovereign nation. How do they get away with this?

      About Marie Edwards
      Marie Edwards is an expert on Libyan affairs and a project coordinator for Africa. She resides in New York and may be reached at ThePressPhoto@optimum.net.

  44. Pambazuka News
    28 July 2011
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627785
    Charles Abugre*

    -The bottom line is war was solely unwarranted. But my greatest sadness and shame was to see the United Nations secretariat beating the war drums and cheering on the battle rather than singing the songs of peace. This is a sad time indeed. How else can one describe what is going on in Libya but a wicked, heartless folly?

    The invasion was planned and the opportunity to execute it was highly propitious.

    They say ‘time heals’ emotional wounds. If that is so why don’t I feel less enraged as the days go by since the outrageous invasion of Libya on ludicrous false pretences four months ago? Yes, Libya is under invasion from air and sea bombardments directed by foreign special forces on Libyan soil. The purpose of the invasion is regime change. The aim of the bombs that are killing people and laying Tripoli to waste is for one purpose only, to help a rebel group they formed and armed to overthrow the Colonel Gaddafi regime.

    The air bombardments were initiated in the false expectation that once bombs started falling in Tripoli, Libyans in Tripoli would rise up against Gaddafi and in this murky situation the armed group would march in from Benghazi and take power. As time goes by, the strategy gets desperate. It has now become ‘anything to kill or oust Gaddafi and his sons will do’. This is reminiscent of the 1960s when the same actors used not so dissimilar tactics to overthrow governments they didn’t like. The plan failed, which is why four months into the carnage, Gaddafi still pops out of the hole he is hiding in to scream insults at his invaders.

    The invasion was planned. In the case of the US involvement, as far back as George Bush Junior’s ‘war on the axis of evil’. In the case of the French, active planning may have been since October 2010. The planning most likely included ensuring that weapons and forces were ready in Benghazi when the moment came. This is why the civil protest in Benghazi, which started in a similar manner as the Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings of unarmed civilians, turned into an armed rebellion in two days, and in less than a month, the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation)/French invasion had began. This incredible speed of events is far from spontaneous.

    That there are British, Dutch, French and Italian special forces, among others, on the ground not just in Benghazi but all over the country is neither debatable nor denied. We know that much, from the reports of the British media and from the clumsy ways in which the Netherlands and Britain sought to introduce their special forces days into the insurgency.

    Recall the helicopter full of British special forces that landed in the middle of the rebel troops who promptly captured and displayed them before realising that they were ‘friendly forces’. Days later, the Dutch were even clumsier. They ended up being captured by the Gaddafi forces, who displayed them before the world’s media and then released them. You should have the seen the glee in the face of Gaddafi’s son.

    But the penetration of special forces into Libya, if we are to believe Franco Bechis, the Italian journalist writing in the 24 March edition of Libero (re-told in http://www.economicsnewspaper.com), may have been as far back as 16 November 2010 when a train-load of French people landed in Benghazi carrying what were alleged to be businessmen seeking to invest in Libya’s agriculture. A large number of these ‘businessmen’ were in fact soldiers. According to Franco Bechis, quoting the Maghreb Confidential, active planning for regime change by the French began on 21 October 2010 when Nuri Mesmar, Gaddafi’s chief of protocol and his closest chum, arrived in Paris for surgery.

    However, Mesmar was not met by doctors but by the French secret service and Sarkozy’s closest aides. Mesmar was also responsible for the Ministry of Agriculture. On 16 November, Mesmar agreed to a strategy to drop troops in Libya under the guise of a business delegation. Two days later, a plane-load of people, including soldiers, landed in Benghazi where they met, among others, Libyan military commanders to encourage them to desert. One of them who agreed to desert was Colonel Gehan Abdallah, whose militia subsequently led the rebellion. Where did this information come from? The Italian intelligence service.

    The role of Nuri Mesmar – using a close friend to stick the knife in the back of his friend in power – is as old as the story of Brutus and Caesar in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and reminds one of how Captain Blaise Campaoré of Burkina Faso was used by the French to overthrow and execute his closest friend Thomas Sankara.

    But it was not only from France that the armed rebellion was planned. The head of the Libyan National Council, Colonel Khalifa, arrived from the USA on 14 March to lead the armed rebellion a month after it began. Colonel Khalifa has been living in the United States since the 1980s, apparently working as an agent for the CIA. This fact was contained in a book published in 2001, titled the ‘African Handling’ by Pierre Pean according to http://www.economicsnewspaper.com.

    The 31 March edition of the Wall Street Journal carries a story which says that ‘The CIA officials acknowledge that they have been active in Libya for several weeks, like other Western Intelligence Service’. Khalifa, Mesmar and others will be joined in the leadership of the Provisional Government by some of the most murderous individuals in the Gaddafi regime, including Jalil Mustafa Abud, who until the uprising was the minister for justice and on the list of Amnesty International’s most egregious human rights violators.

    LUDICROUS FALSE PRETENCES

    I used the phrase ‘ludicrous false pretences’ to describe the excuses publicly sold to a gullible press, decidedly. Why? The core of UN Security Council Resolution 1973 claims to have the aim of ‘protecting civilians’. There are two sets of principles which the need to protect civilians could have been drawn from. One is the principle of holding all combatants responsible in respect of the Geneva Convention.

    This principle is covered by UN Security Council Resolutions 1265, 1296 and 1820, among others. Armed combatants from both sides who violate the Geneva Convention will be held liable, under these resolutions, and could suffer sanctions and by extension be liable to face the International Criminal Court (ICC) owing to the extent of the violations qualified as crimes against humanity or as genocidal. These resolutions however do not legalise external military intervention.

    The second is the principle of the ‘responsibility to protect’ (R2P). This is based on the concept of ‘borderless’ security, which was the title of the report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) released in December 2001 and subsequently adopted as an operative principle by the UN.

    This commission, chaired by Gareth Evans and Mohamed Sahnoun, undertook to study the relationship between (a) the rights of sovereign states, upon which the greater part of international relations has been built, and (b) the so-called ‘right of humanitarian intervention’ which has been exercised sporadically – in Somalia, Bosnia and Kosovo but not Rwanda – and with varying degrees of success and international controversy. The report addressed ‘the question of when, if ever, it is appropriate for states to take coercive – and in particular military – action, against another state for the purpose of protecting people at risk in that other state’.

    The conclusion was that the priority should be the protection of human beings, not state sovereignty. Therefore, if human security – physical safety and dignity – was threatened by the state or its severe inability to address, the international community had the responsibility to act, including by armed intervention. R2P places humanitarian law above that of sovereignty. The R2P was heavily lobbied, for especially Western humanitarian organisations, and its adoption by the UN celebrated.

    However, others have warned against the danger of this principle for a number of reasons. First, supplanting humanitarian law over sovereignty means supplanting humanitarianism over rights for the latter and is based on citizenship, which in turn rests on sovereignty. Secondly, the R2P principle opens the door for selective interventions and selective justice by those who control the Security Council. It also creates legal and political dependence on the UN Security Council and militarily powerful countries, thereby undermining the very foundations for long-term justice and peace which rests on domestic political processes. Resolution 1973 was crafted on the basis of R2P, ‘legalising’ the invasion. Invasion is what the NATO countries wanted, not simply in order to minimise harm to civilians by Gaddafi’s forces but for regime change.

    Was an invasion necessary on humanitarian grounds? This is debatable because the answer lies in the counter-factual, namely, the issue of whether or not Gaddafi’s forces would have bombed Benghazi to bits as claimed. What we now know is that the Gaddafi air force did not target civilian settlements in Benghazi when they flew and according to Amnesty International, the claim of mass rape by Gaddafi’s forces could not be verified on the ground. We also know that the suppression of the 15 February civilian uprising by Gaddafi was not the first.

    [T]he plain truth is that the situation was no longer a civilian uprising after two days. It was an armed insurgency and every state has the right to confront armed insurgency with arms. We have seen this time and again in the Unites States, whether they are responding to religious fanatics or drug gangs in black neighbourhoods.

    Was there a better way to save lives? Yes, if given the chance. We know that President Lula da Silva (former president of Brazil) offered to lead a mediation mission to mediate a ceasefire. This was supported by Latin American countries, the African Union and even the weak-kneed Arab League. Gaddafi had agreed to the idea of a ceasefire, including international forces, to observe it. This was turned down by NATO and their vassals in Benghazi. The African Union mission was humiliated in Benghazi and the Western media hosted discussions that ridiculed the AU initiatives. Peace was given no chance. Why? Because the agenda is regime change and not the protection of civilians.

    If military intervention was the better route to protecting civilians, why hasn’t NATO invaded Yemen where a wholly non-violent uprising is being brutally suppressed with live bullets? Robert Gates, who was until recently the US defense secretary is reported to have said, ‘I do not think it’s my role to intervene in the internal affairs of Yemen.’ Could it be because he is ‘our bloody dictator’? After all, he is fighting a war against left-wing separatists ‘we’ don’t like. How about Bahrain, the tiny kingdom where the royal family owns most of the islands that make up the kingdom, and where with the support of Saudi troops large numbers of unarmed demonstrators have been gunned down? Is there even a talk of hauling the sultan to the ICC? This is the selective use of the R2P that many have feared.

    Is the military intervention saving lives? Clearly not! How do aerial bombardments of civilian settlements and atrocities by rebels armed by NATO constitute saving civilians lives? Are the people of Benghazi more civilian than the people in Tripoli and other places? The history of Western military invasions ostensibly meant to save lives has often tended to claim lives. Take Iraq, where a million or so died directly from bombs and indirectly from sectarian violence and a million more have been displaced. Not even Saddam’s several years of murderous rule managed to achieve that feat. Or take Afghanistan or Somalia or even the Balkan interventions?

    Are these invaders capable of false pretences to justify armed interventions? Yes. The evidence abounds. The story of lies and deceitfulness that was sold to the same gullible media to justify the invasion of Iraq is well known. George Bush and Tony Blair were in no doubt that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction. Once the decision was made to invade Iraq everything was done to provoke a justification for invasion. Before the invasion of Afghanistan on the pretext of going after Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaida, the ruling Taliban had offered to hand Bin Laden over to an international tribunal if the Americans provided evidence of his involvement in the 9/11 bombing of the Twin Towers in New York. There are similar stories relating to the bombardment of Yugoslavia.

    WHY REGIME CHANGE?

    So, if the North African uprisings that spilled over into Libya provided the enabling conditions for regime change planned long before, and if ‘saving lives’ was not the real purpose of the military intervention, why are they so desperate to remove Colonel (Brother) Muammar Gaddafi and his family from power?

    There are many theories.

    IN SUPPORT OF A LEGITIMATE INDEPENDENCE STRUGGLE

    In the New Eastern Outlook journal (www.journal-neo.com), Dmitry Isayev quotes [Berlusconi] as saying that the war in Libya is a war of independence of Cyrenaica (eastern Libya), presumably from the colonisation of Western Libya, perhaps in much the same way as the separation of South Sudan from the rest of Sudan. Silvio’s Italy is therefore clear in what it is doing – it is supporting a separatist movement. While it is unlikely that his NATO counterparts will welcome this perspective of the war, Silvio’s view does have resonance.

    The armed insurrection is launched from Benghazi (the capital of the east), which for several centuries was the seat of the monarchy. While the monarchy lasted Cyrenaica controlled the oil resources, a thriving port and fishing grounds, and therefore the wealth. This monarchy was overthrown by Gaddafi in 1969 with the support of clans from the west…But if the purpose of the war is to separate the two Libyas, how does this gel with UN Security Council resolution 1973, which is meant merely to protect civilians?

    GEOPOLITICAL INTERESTS

    In the 23 June issue of Issue (536) of the leading online publication on African issues, Pambazuka News (www.pambazuka.org), Ismael Hossein-Zadeh suggested that NATO are going after Gaddafi because of his insubordination that threatens strategic interests and the very sense of power itself. One area of unforgiveable insubordination is Gaddafi’s (and his Syrian counterpart’s) refusal – the only two ‘Arab nations’ to do so – to be absorbed into NATO/US/French strategic security arrangements for the control of the Mediterranean Sea Basin and the Middle East.

    ‘Libya and Syria have not also participated in NATO’s almost ten-year-old Operation Active Endeavor naval patrols and exercises in the Mediterranean Sea and neither is Libya a member of NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue military partnership which includes most regional countries: Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania’. Libya’s Gaddafi also opposed the US Africa Command (AFRICOM).

    These are serious infractions because of the strategic importance of the Mediterranean region. Staying out means Gaddafi cannot be trusted when it comes to the security of Israel – a country you do not mess around with. Staying out means an important source of oil, gas and minerals deposit cannot be relied upon in strategic planning. Staying out also means leaving a crack for other non-NATO countries, especially China, Brazil, India and Russia, to find serious footing in the region. Staying out constitutes a serious geopolitical risk.

    The concern to contain India and China is not a throw-away point. Questioned on his view about what really motivates the invasion of Afghanistan, Henry Kissinger, the famed foreign secretary of the Cold War era, says that ‘trends supported by Japan and China, to create a free trade area in Asia – an opposing bloc of the most populous nations in the world with great resources and some of the most industrial nations will be inconsistent with American national interests.

    For this reason, ‘America must maintain a presence in Asia …’ (Simon and Schuster, ‘Does America need a foreign policy?’, quoted in http://www.economicsnews.com). This is consistent with the views of Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter’s national security advisor, the man understood to have discovered and mentored Barack Obama into the presidency. He considers Euro-Asia to be the ‘chessboard on which the battle takes place for global primacy’. The Mediterranean is a core part of Euro-Asia. Speaking on 28 March, Barack Obama said of the Libyan invasion: ‘when our interests and values are at stake, we have a responsibility to act … America has an important strategic interest in preventing Gaddafi from defeating those who oppose him’.

    STRATEGIC ECONOMIC INTERESTS

    In my view there are three areas in which strategic economic interests express themselves: economic policies that influence the accumulation, ownership and movement of capital, goods and services; the control over natural resources indirectly or directly; and the power of long-term debt. In the Pambazuka article, Ismael makes the point that the control of oil matters but that NATO/French countries already exercise control through the presence of their companies. The problem is that Gaddafi has refused to privatise the oil wells and so exercises effective control. That is dangerous, in the same way that Hugo Chavez is. Gaddafi keeps an open-door policy with regards to foreign companies. Such a policy risks letting China into Libya in a big way, thereby complicating the strategic security question. As George Bush once said, ‘if you are not with us then are against us.’ Obama has merely retained this view.

    Besides, control over natural resources is control over policies. Neoliberalism may be dead in academic circles, but not in real politik. If it were, Goldman Sachs wouldn’t be literally running the US economic policy. Gaddafi has been extremely naughty in this area as well. If you look at the World Bank’s world development indices, you find that Libya has not borrowed from the World Bank and the IMF in years, even after the sanctions were lifted.

    Libya’s economy is heavily state-owned. It has a life expectancy and quality of life comparable to the richest countries. This is against the grain. Worst still, by actively supporting and putting aside resources to realise the dreams of the three major pan-African institutions – the African Monetary Fund, the African Investment Bank and the African Central Bank – Libya could be said to be undermining the Bretton Woods institutions controlled by the NATO countries and France.

    Breaking the stranglehold that these institutions have over Africa could also mean weakening the geopolitical influence of NATO countries/France over the continent. Moreover, Libya has become and investment competitor in Africa. The Libya African portfolio has a rolling kitty of US$8 billion dollars channelled into investments ranging from telecommunications, the hospitality industry, some manufacturing and retail of oil and gas. Libya is effectively redeploying some of their sovereign wealth funds (SWF) away from purchasing US government bonds into investments in Africa. That cannot be totally encouraged given the US government dependence on petro-dollars for selling their bonds.

    WAR AS A MEANS OF TRANSFERRING BADLY NEEDED CAPITAL OUT OF LIBYA

    The military bombardments of Libya have already resulted in the shifting of capital from Libya to the invaders. Directly, they have seized the assets of the Libyan people owned by Libyan public institutions and re-channelled them into expenditures. These expenditures will most likely be military hardware and other logistics support for the war. The US impounded US$30 billion or so, which Ismael suggests is earmarked as a contribution to the building of the pan-African institutions mentioned earlier.

    Britain impounded undisclosed bank accounts and assets, including UK£700 million worth of Libyan dinars printed by a British currency printing firm, De la Rue, which they are likely to give to the rebels. The procurements in support of the war effort will most likely be from these countries and will therefore serve as a fiscal stimulus in these economies. In advance of the war, the Libyan ‘opposition’ figures would have quietly shifted their ill-gotten wealth abroad, some into the tax havens controlled by the invading countries. We will never know how much.

    But perhaps the most significant and long-term means of inducing capital from Libya will be as reparation payments for the war. The cost of every munitions that was fired wildly or on target by the Libyan rebels and by NATO/France; the cost of every missile fired from the air or seas; the cost every spy plane that flew over Libyan airspace; the cost of every soldier mobilised for the war effort; the cost of intelligence, special analysts and contractors will be paid for by the Libyan people, with their oil and gas, decades into the future. And this will not be cheap. Newspapers in Britain speculate that if the war continues to the autumn, Britain may spend upwards of a UK£1 billion.

    At the end of May, the British armed forces estimated that they had flown 1,500 sorties, attacked 300 targets and fired at least 20 tomahawk missiles, one costing US$1 million. A tornado bomber flying a 3,000-mile round trip from its base to Tripoli and back costs US$300,000 per flight. A C17 transport plane costs over US$60,000 per hour to fly. The British say they have over 1,000 personnel involved in the operation. The cost to the US taxpayer is estimated to top a US$1 billion by autumn. In March, the US had 75 aircrafts involved in the operation and FT reports that on the first day of the operation, the US had spent US$110 million.

    If the Kosovo war is a guide, by the end of the third month the US had spent US$2.4 billion in the operation. Add the cost of the other NATO and Arab partners and it is conceivable that by end of July the cost of the Libyan invasion will approach if not exceed US$10 billion and counting. David Cameron, the British prime minister, said plainly on TV that whatever the outcome of the war, Libya will pay the cost of its participation. Add the cost of reparations and compensation for mercenaries and plain theft by many of the crooks constituting the provisional government and the Libyan people will find themselves tens of billions of dollars out of pocket.

    THE LONG-TERM BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF WAR TO THE VICTORS

    Note that the power of debt is not simply the volume of money one owes and transfers but the effect on power relations. Libya will forever be subordinated to its creditors even if the debt is odious. It will have to open up its policy making to the creditors, open up its banks, import more and privatise assets, including natural resources. As the vanquished, it will be forced to join those organisations it previously stayed away from and conform. The destruction is equally beneficial. The more the better – after the war of destruction is the reconstruction.

    This is great for the construction firms of the victors, suppliers of building material, architects and engineers. The suffering banks of Europe and America will be energised by massive lending for the reconstruction effort, exacerbating the debt burden of the Libyan people but widening the profit margins of investment banks and the army of rent-seekers that follow them – accountants, lawyers and gamblers. War, especially in an oil-rich country, cannot be bad for economies in the doldrums.

    IMPACT ON THE REST OF AFRICA
    King of Africa

    I characterised the invasion as wicked and heartless, quite deliberately. It is wicked because of the selfishness of the agenda underpinning the invasion, its lack of concern for the impact on the Libyan people. The invasion will undoubtedly turn Libyans from a proud people who know little abject poverty (in spite of several years of economic sanctions) into a typical sub-Saharan African type – a few wealthy people swimming in increasing pools of desperately poor people with severely wounded pride.

    It is not inconceivable that various armed factions will emerge however this madness ends. Centuries old tribal and clan divisions would have been widened not narrowed. Racial bigotry will spread having been unleashed by the media propaganda about black African support to Gaddafi. Libya will never be the same again and seeing what is happening in Iraq, Libya’s change will not be for the good for a long time to come.

    But the wicked effects are not limited within the boundaries of Libya. Anything between 500,000 to 1 million workers from across Africa south of the Sahara have been displaced, and adding to the already over-flowing pool of the unemployed. The president of Niger estimated the displaced Nigerien workforce to be in the region of 200,000. Is anybody intending to compensate for these losses?

    The effect of this displacement is not simply that it aggravates the already scary poverty situation but also that it has the potential to exacerbate the insecurity in these fragile zones, especially the area stretching from Mauritania, across Niger, Mali, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea and Djibouti. These areas are fragile and volatile in several respects – ecologically, economically, socially and in terms of potential for armed conflicts. The potential for violent conflict will be made worse by increased availability of arms of all sorts – the type that are now being dropped all over the place by NATO/France.

    The invasion is heartless also because it has deprived Africa of investment resources and undermined the creation of institutions that are critical for the poorest continent to transform its countries’ economies and overcome suffering and the indignity of poverty. It has transformed the African Union from one representing all of Africa to one effectively representing Africa south of the Sahara in the manner that Libya has been characterised by the invaders (as an Arab country), a characterisation that the rebel group seems to carry proudly on its chest.

    [T]here is no alternative to negotiation as the way forward. Even the NATO/French invaders have been forced acknowledge this, especially since their hope of speedily toppling Gaddafi has not materialised. The African Union plan for a negotiated settlement remains the most credible – an immediate ceasefire; humanitarian intervention and protection in all parts of Libya; an external observer force; an interim government made up of both sides; a timetable for political parties to form, electioneering to happen and elections to take place; and a legal process to investigate, try and punish the guilty. And if I may add, a no-reparations and no-debt-claims commitment by the invading forces. This should have been the way forward from day one, were the Lula mission and the AU strategy allowed.

    The bottom line is war was solely unwarranted. But my greatest sadness and shame was to see the United Nations secretariat beating the war drums and cheering on the battle rather than singing the songs of peace. This is a sad time indeed. How else can one describe what is going on in Libya but a wicked, heartless folly?

    *Charles Abugre is the regional director for Africa, United Nations Millennium Campaign.
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  45. NATO too stupid to face reality
    http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/01-08-2011/118630-NATO_too_stupid_to_face_reality-0/

    01.08.2011
    al-Quada in Libya

    NATO too stupid to face reality.
    NATO’s terrorists are through

    With the controversial death of Abdel Fatah Younis, it has become glaringly apparent that the NTC is a fractured, disorganized mess of incompetence that cannot even keep its own people under control, much less run a country. But try telling that to the foot in the mouth government of the United Kingdom, or that Napoleon wannabe Sarkozy.

    The timing only outlined the stupidity of recognizing a group of ragtag, disorganized terrorists as a government, as news of the death came the day after the UK announced its recognition while expelling Libyan diplomats at the same time.

    The terrorists, stupidly referred to as “rebels” in western corporate media, are now violently fighting each other, as could have been predicted by anyone willing to see the real picture. They have been in-fighting all along and this recent death has served to bring things to a head.

    For all practical purposes, this National Transitional Council collection of terrorists – paid CIA mercenaries, al Qaeda operatives, islamic extremists, monarchists and traitors – they are through, finished. Their terrorist stooges are done for, kaput, defeated and NATO is defeated.

    But NATO continues its bombing in order to cause maxiumum suffering to the civilian population of Libya. Sneaking arms into the country in clear violation of the UN Resolutions is also still occurring. They also dumped another pile of this filth into the country several days ago. Will they continue to do so?

    It should be obvious to those running NATO that not only are their stooges complete failures militarily, no matter how many they dump into the country, but that their campaign to break the will of the Libyan people is having the opposite affect on the people. They become more and more determined to resist the crusader colonialist aggression.

    Never has Muammar Gaddafi been more popular with his people, or with millions worldwide.

    It’s obvious that the Libyan people are a fine, noble, courageous, proud people willing to endure. They cannot be defeated.

    No garbage and trash from NATO, the US or Europe are going to tell the Libyan people who may lead them. They have no right to try and dictate and make demands.

    It’s time for them to stop. Each action, each war crime digs them deeper and deeper into a quicksand of stinking excrement, somewhere they have deserved to be since their first aggressive activity against Yugoslavia in the 1990s. And while we are speaking of Yugoslavia, perhaps they are trying to create a pretense of success in Kosovo.

    Albanian criminals, backed by NATO, are trying to seal off 2 border points between Serbia and the Serbian portion of Kosovo. And the Albanian criminals have cut off the water supply. Perhaps if their drawers were on fire, they’d turn the water back on.

    Haven’t they done enough damage, promoted enough ethnic cleansing of non-Albanians, enough crime, murder, destruction and mayhem already for all non-Albanians? Are there not enough Serbian churches destroyed and desecrated?

    Well of course, besides establishing Camp Bondsteel military base, Kosovo, the mafia controlled Serbian province thanks to NATO garbage, serves the drug trade coming in from Afghanistan.

    Something more that stinking NATO has to be proud of. How can anyone with even a modicum of intelligence and awareness consider that NATO should continue to exist, much less act as an arm of the United Nations as though they were anything but a gang of criminals.

    The criminals of NATO are trying to completely rewrite hundreds of years of diplomatic protocol. Bing, we create a government here, bang, we eliminate a population there. Last reports were that NATO helicopters were shooting at anything that moved in Benghazi, since their terrorist clients were run off, wantonly killing civilians, just like during the US exit from Vietnam.

    These perpetrators of war crimes against so many millions of people, in Europe and the Middle East, need to be sent to the trash bin of history, to be recalled with hatred and revulsion of how humankind departed from the pretense of civilization and descended into barbaric savagery.

    I, for one, do not wish to live in a world controlled by barbaric savagery and the law of the jungle, but that’s all there will be unless NATO is dismantled and dragged kicking and screaming before an International Court of Justice and forget this stupid immunity. They of all people are not immune to prosecution or execution for their crimes against peace and crimes against humanity.

    God willing, this will happen in our lifetimes and in the not too distant future.

    Lisa Karpova

    Pravda.Ru

  46. A few words to the killers from NATO
    28.07.2011
    http://english.pravda.ru/hotspots/terror/28-07-2011/118612-words_to_the_killers_from_NATO-0/

    A few words to the killers from NATO. by Konstantyn Sceglikov

    NATO
    I reiterate my appeal to NATO pilots: How many kids, old people, women did you kill today? How many people have you made homeless? How many have you dismembered and mutilated? How many have you deprived of food? How much are you paid per hecatomb? Is this money enough to remove you from the face of the Earth so that you are not to be found and executed for crimes you committed.

    Your Commanders convince you that by killing you make the world more secure for your country and you believe it. You are slaughtering for NATO Commanders, for Corporations which demonstrate a burning desire to appropriate other country’s resources. Do you realize that you arouse hostility and stir up hatred for your country?

    Try to imagine your country under bombardment and you are told that this nightmare is happening for the sake of “democracy” but in reality it is because the attackers want the victim’s resources.

    Imagine that shops and plants are destroyed and you have no place to earn money to feed your kids and your kids are deathly frightened because yesterday the neighbor’s home was bombed by NATO jet-fighters and they saw the broken, bloody dead bodies of their friends and you try to comfort your kids’ grief. You can only shake your fists at the fighter-jet and the aggressor-nations pilots just laugh in response to your powerless fists.

    Imagine that after removing the wreckage of someone else’s home a couple of days ago, the next evening when you come home, you don’t find your own home and you realize that the bodies of your wife and kid’s body are just fragments in a mortuary.

    I reiterate my appeal to NATO soldier’s mothers, their wives, sisters and daughters: do you understand that he is a mass-murderer? An assassinator assigned by your government to terrorize another country?

    Why don’t you hold a moment of silence in memory of civilians killed by NATO soldiers, like now you held it in memory of those killed in Norway?

    Are you aware that the entire Libyan nation – men, women, old people, kids – millions of them every day organize rallies on squares of their cities under green banners and with Muammar Gaddafi portraits? That every Libyan capable of holding a weapon has volunteered in self-defense squads in case of a ground invasion?

    That armed civilians in Benghazi and Tobruck fight under green banners with rabbles of so-called National Transitional Council and hitmen squads from Europe and US PMKs?

    Are you aware that NATO is bombing Libyan residential areas with depleted uranium bombs like they did in Serbia? Did you know that NATO uses napalm and CW agents in bombs? That western governments and corporations are testing new weapons on defenseless Libyans, on purpose, to kill as many as possible, and to force survivors to surrender?

    Are you aware that now NATO’s bombs are not only destroying schools and hospitals but food warehouses and the Libyan water supply system of the Great Man Made River? This is in order to starve Libyans and kill them via lack of water.

    Now imagine all this happening to you.

    Stop your Governments from killing people for the sake of greed of gold.

    NATO pilots – you are not heroes! You are not saving the civilians, You are saving only a group of bankers and corporations. You are without morals, without emotion, as well as your superiors.

    You know very well what your aircraft damages, whom it kills and that makes you the heinous murderers! Yes, you are just disgusting murderers and mercenaries of oligarchs! Maybe you and your family once will experience the bombing first hand and remember how you bombed civilians in Libya. And you admirals, generals led by war criminal Rasmussen, you deserve only what al Qaeda is making now in Benghazi to Libyan innocent civilians. One day the justice will find you!

    I wonder do NATO pilots have children of their own?

    I wonder do they have wives. I wonder what they are telling to their families.

    Do they say: “Hi honey! I am home! I killed some people but I make it to come to dinner”.

    Do they tell their little daughters or sons: “Come to daddy baby. Today daddy blew with a bomb one baby cute like you!”

    I can’t imagine how they can come home after what they’ve been doing in Lybia?

    I wonder why NATO soldiers wives accept killers in their beds.

     

    Prepared for publication by:

    Lisa Karpova

  47. Norway terrorist suspect denounces Benedict XVI in online manifesto
    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/norway-terrorist-suspect-denounces-benedict-xvi-in-online-manifesto/

    Rome, Italy, 27 Jul 2011 / 05:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An extensive online book written by Anders Behring Breivik criticizes Pope Benedict XVI for defending the rights of immigrants, especially Muslims.
    Massimo Introvigne, a sociologist and representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, recently spoke with Vatican Radio.
    Introvigne said it was ironic that Breivik’s book was posted online by a minister of the “Church of Satan,” which is legally recognized in Norway..
    The sociologist also pointed out that Breivik belongs to the Grand Masonic Lodge of Norway.
    The Pope asked that Norway “be spiritually united in a determined resolve to reject the ways of hatred and conflict and to work together fearlessly in shaping a future of mutual respect, solidarity and freedom for coming generations.”
    The suspect is believed to have links to far-right groups and to have produced materials espousing anti-Muslim and anti-immigration views, and a desire to bring about a revolution against the government in Norway.
    Norway pulled-out of NATO and the conflict in Libya today, the beginning of Ramadan.

    • IFJ and RSF Condemn NATO Bombing against Libyan Television
      Posted: 2011/08/07
      From: Mathaba http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627879

      By Marie Edwards

      Wednesday, 03 August 2011

      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemned the NATO air strikes against Libyan state television that took place last Saturday in Tripoli, killing three journalists and injuring fifteen staff members according to its director of the English service, Khalid Basilia.

      Also Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned NATO airstrikes on the Tripoli headquarters of the state-owned national TV broadcaster Al-Jamahiriya and two of its installations on 30 July.

      According to agency reports, NATO confirmed that it bombed the transmitters without giving any details of casualties, posting on its website that their aim was to degrade Libyan leader Gaddafi’s “use of satellite television as a means to intimidate the Libyan people and incite acts of violence against them.”

      “We utterly condemn this action which targeted journalists and threatened their lives in violation of international law. These kinds of actions that use violence to stifle dissident media spell catastrophe for press freedom,” said IFJ General Secretary, Beth Costa.

      “We remind NATO that news media are civilian installations and cannot be regarded as military objectives,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “We call for a transparent investigation into the circumstances of these air strikes. Military attacks on civilian installations constitute war crimes and serious violations of the Geneva Conventions. It is essential to establish who was responsible.”

      The IFJ says that the bombing is in contravention of UN Security Council resolution 1738, passed in December 2006, which explicitly condemned such attacks against journalists and media, and clearly established that media equipment and installations constitute civilian objects and are not to be considered target of any type for military reprisals.

      The IFJ has continually protested these kinds of attacks since the 1999 NATO bombing in Belgrade of the Serbian broadcaster RTS, which killed 16 people. At the time, NATO said the station was a legitimate military target because it was a “propaganda mouth piece” for the regime of Slobodan Milosevic.

      The IFJ says there is no justification for the action under international law and calls once again on NATO to refrain from such attacks against media.

      “Our concern is that when one side decides to take out a media organization because they regard its message as propaganda, then all media are at risk,” said Costa. “In conflict situations, international law is clear that unarmed journalists cannot be treated as combatants, irrespective of their political affiliations.”
      About Marie Edwards
      Marie Edwards is an expert on Libyan affairs and a project coordinator for Africa. She resides in New York and may be reached at ThePressPhoto@optimum.net.

  48. Muda Tengah

    Tuesday, July 5, 2011
    Journalism as a Weapon of War in Libya

    Tengah

    The truth has been turned on its head in Libya. NATO and the Libyan government are saying contradictory things. NATO says that the Libyan regime will fall in a matter of days, while the Libyan government says that the fighting in Misrata will end in about two weeks.
    During the night the sound of NATO jets flying over Tripoli can be heard in the Mediterranean coastal city. Tripoli has not been bombed for a few days, but the sound of the flyovers have been numerous. The Atlantic Alliance deliberately picks the night as a means to disturb the sleep of residence in an attempt to spread fear. Small children in Libya have lost a lot of sleep during this war. This is part of the psychological war being waged. It is meant to break the spirit of Libya. This is all additional to the severing wound imposed on Libya through trickery and sedition.
    In the same context, the media war against Libya has continued too. The Rixos Hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, where the majority of the international press is located, is a nest of lies and warped narratives where foreign reporters are twisting realities, spinning events, and misreporting to justify the NATO war against Libya. Every report and news wire being sent out of Libya by international reporters has to carefully be cross-checked and analyzed. Foreign journalists have put words in the mouth of Libyans and are willfully blind. They have ignored the civilian deaths in Libya, the clear war crimes being perpetrated against the Libyan people, and the damage to civilian infrastructure, from hotels to docks and hospitals.
    One group of Libyan youth explained in a private conversation that when speaking to reporters they would interview in twos. One would ask a question followed immediately by another one. In the process the answer to the first question would be used as the answer for the second question. In the Libyan hospitals the foreign reporters try not to take pictures of the wounded and dying. They just go into the hospitals to paint the image of impartiality, but virtually report about nothing and ignore almost everything newsworthy. They refuse to tell the other side of the story. Shamelessly in front of seriously injured civilians, the type of questions many foreign reporters ask doctors, nurses, and hospital staff is if they have been treating military and security personnel in the hospitals.
    CNN has even released a report from Misrata by Sara Sidner showing the sodomization of a woman with a broomstick which was conducted by Libyan soldiers (which it refers to as Qaddafi troops as a means of demonization). In reality the video was a domestic affair and from prior to the conflict. It originally took place in Tripoli and the man even has an accent from Tripoli. This is the type of fabrications that the mainstream media is pushing forward to push for war and military intervention.
    There are now investigations underway to show that depleted uranium has been used against Libyans. The use of depleted uranium is an absolute war crime. It is not only an attack on the present, but it also leaves a radioactive trace that attacks the unborn children of tomorrow. Future generations will be hurt by these weapons too. These generations of the future are innocent. The use of depleted uranium is the equivalent of the U.S. planting nuclear weapons in Germany or Japan during the Second World War and leaving timers for them to detonate in 2011. This is an important and newsworthy issue in Libya and all the foreign journalists have heard about it, but how many have actually covered it?
    The Ionis, a ship from Benghazi that docked in Tripoli on June 26, 2011, was carrying over 100 people who wanted to leave Benghazi to be unified with their families in Tripoli. Foreign reports were there en masse from all over the world. CNN, RT, and Reuters were amongst them. Amongst the foreign reports there were many who had no clue about the situation in Libya and were working on the basis of misinformation carried forward from their respective stations and countries. In informal discussion when these reporters were challenged about the basis of their assessments they failed to answer and sounded ridiculous. One reporter from Western Europe said that the defections at the governmental level in Tripoli where snowballing, but when challenged by a colleague she could only cite the so-called defection of a Libyan athlete.
    The arrival of the passenger ship was significant, because it is a symptom that the political partition of Libya is underway. When families and individuals are being shuttled to different sides of Libya, it is an indicator that some sort of dividing line will be drawn either temporarily or permanently.
    The Roman Catholic Church in Libya has also been disrupted and hurt. The position of Father Giovanni Martinelli, the Bishop of Tripoli, is in contradiction to that of the U.S. and NATO. Contact has been lost with the Roman Catholic churches and communities in Benghazi and its environs. Bishop Martinelli has also lost dear friends in the war who have nothing to do whatsoever with any combat or hostility. What have foreign journalists and news agencies said about this?
    Journalists have a responsibility to tell the truth and report all newsworthy issues. Some do, but their stories either get edited or never get published or aired. Others say nothing and instead concoct stories. It is now the responsibility of the public to look at the reports coming out of Libya from all sides with a grain of salt. Diversity of news is just one starter.

    Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya is a Research Associate for the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG). He is currently in Libya as an international observer and member of an international group of journalists and writers from Europe, North America and the Middle East.
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    • This is exactly what the Libyan government has been stressing since february. The Western press has demonised the Jamahiriya and Gadhafi beyond recognition—and beyond all truth and reality. Thank you Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya for presenting the truth! That takes a lot of guts working for CNN!
      and yes, the RC Church is staunchly behind the Libyan government despite the near silence in the West; and the twisting to make it seem that they support the AXIS coalition. Bless Arch-Bishop Martinelli. He also stands fearless. They twisted his words many times as well; and put things in his mouth he never uttered (i.e.: that Gadhafi was wounded and left the country!).

      • Libya: What America’s Media Won’t Report
        Posted: 2011/08/02
        From: Mathaba http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627798?rss

        Libyans are rushing to Benghazi to liberate it with even those with important posts in Tripoli vacating their posts, our correspondents included. We tried to convince them that their job of informing the world is more important, but they took off anyway, guns in hand. We plan to bring in a foreign news editor to ensure more reliable coverage.

        by Stephen Lendman

        America’s media staunchly back all US imperial wars, regurgitating officials lies as truths. Moreover, they never explain their illegality or daily crimes of war and against humanity against civilians, as well as non-military related infrastructure and other sites.

        Nor do they report how NATO bombing prevents targeted nations (including Libya) from providing essential public services, including enough food, medical care, electricity, fuel, and clean water.

        Nonetheless, America’s led Libya war may have backfired. In Tripoli, Middle East/Central Asian analyst Mahdi Nazemroaya told Progressive Radio News Hour listeners that NATO bombing united Libyans behind Gaddafi to save their country.

        Instead, American and Western media falsify reports, claiming:

        — non-existent rebel gains;
        — Tripoli may fall;
        — the country may collapse;
        — Gaddafi has little support when, in fact, mass rallies turn out in Tripoli and elsewhere for him;
        — few civilians have been killed or injured when, in fact, around 1,200 or more have been killed, many thousands more injured;
        — NATO only attacks military targets when, in fact, civilian ones are deliberately struck; and
        — Tripoli is a ghost town, when, in fact, life goes on relatively normally in spite of daily bombings.

        In other words, falsified reports suppress reality on the ground, including that NATO miscalculated. As a result, it’s losing because Libyans are united against lawless, naked aggression, refusing to let their country become another imperial trophy.

        Knowing Libya’s been there before, they want none of it. Moreover, they understand Washington’s Middle East/North Africa agenda to colonize the entire region, militarize and balkanize it, control its resources, steal its wealth, and exploit its people ruthlessly. It’s why all US wars are fought, never for humanitarian reasons.

        It’s the same dirty game Washington and its coalition allies repeat against all nations less than totally under their control, especially resource-rich ones. As a result, Libya was targeted for takeover, a plan that may, in fact, have backfired.

        A previous article discussed NATO’s latest setback.

        It explained the illegitimate National Transitional Council’s (NTC) disarray, evident by the assassination of its military commander, Gen. Abdul Fatah Younis. After rebel leaders admitted it (despite initially claiming his war death), The New York Times had to acknowledge what it first tried to suppress or play down, what it always does unless caught red-handed.

        On July 30, London Independent writer Kim Sengupta headlined, “Rebel feud puts UK’s Libya policy in jeopardy,” saying:

        Its credibility was in tatters after Younis’ assassination, revealing “a bloody internal feud.” Evidence now shows he and two aides were savagely murdered, shot at close range, perhaps tortured, and their bodies mutilated and burned, signifying how rebel Al Qaeda elements operate.

        Legitimate Independent Reporting

        Reporting from Tripoli, independent journalist Lizzie Phelan emailed me information to pass on to Progressive Radio Hour listeners, including that two days after Britain recognized the illegitimate TNC as Libya’s government, its military commander was assassinated.

        Afterward, NTC leaders reportedly fled Benghazi in the wake of a popular uprising against them. In contrast, there’s “complete security (in Tripoli) with families enjoying days at the beach and getting ready for Ramadan (beginning August 1).”

        On July 28, Gaddafi told hundreds of thousands of Tripoli residents that a battle was occurring in Benghazi. Its people are challenging TNC occupation, and when Younis’ death was announced at 2:00AM, “huge celebrations (erupted) across Tripoli with fireworks and celebratory gunfire until the early hours.”

        On July 31, Phelan reported “breaking news” that Libya’s Al Fatah revolution (Gaddafi’s 1969 bloodless coup, ousting King Idris from power, establishing the Libyan Arab Republic) regained power in Benghazi.

        She confirmed that Libya’s largest Warfalla tribe was marching to the rebel capital, as well as Libyan armed forces already there, adding:

        Gaddafi’s “green flag is (again) flying in military barracks in Benghazi. Massive celebrations will take place in Tripoli tonight.”

        Though a hopeful sign, don’t expect Washington and its NATO partners to back off gracefully. It took nearly a decade to balkanize and colonize Yugoslavia. Years more destabilization and conflict may try doing the same to Libya, whether or not it succeeds.

        Aftermath of Rebel Commander’s Death

        On July 30, AP reported that Younis’ son, Ashraf, broke down at his father’s funeral, “crying and screaming as they lowered the body into the ground – in a startling and risky display in a city (Benghazi) that was the first to shed Gaddafi’s rule nearly six months ago – pleaded hysterically for the return of the Libyan leader to bring stability,” saying:

        “We want Muammar to come back! We want the green flag back!” referring to Libya’s national banner under him.

        Notably on July 29, London Guardian writer Richard Seymour headlined, “Gaddafi is stronger than ever in Libya,” saying:

        NATO’s war “has not gone well.” Efforts are under way to end it. No sign of a palace coup against Gaddafi exists. In fact, “(if his) regime is not more in control of Libya than before, then this completely undermines the simplistic view put about by the supporters of war – and unfortunately by (rebel elements) – that the situation was simply one of a hated tyrant hanging on through mercenary violence.”

        From the start, of course, it was part of the Big Lie to justify war to remove him. It’s now known “that rebellious sectors started to go back to Gaddafi within weeks of the revolt taking off, meaning” his support was stronger than reported, and now much more so.

        Moreover, despite over 30 nations recognizing the illegitimate TNC, “this is pure cynicism.” In addition, Amnesty International and other independent sources disproved claims about Gaddafi committing mass killings and atrocities. “This completely demolishes the last leg of the moral case for war.”

        “In fact, if there was any idea that the US could offer an alternative model of development for the populations of the Middle East, it now lies in ruins. It is more than unfortunate that Libya had to be reduced to ruins for this to become apparent.”

        Although stopping short of calling for an immediate bombing halt, compare Seymour’s report to the latest July 30 New York Times one. In unabashed anti-Gaddafi mode, writer David Kirkpatrick headlined, “NATO Strikes at Libyan State TV,” saying:

        On Saturday, NATO “disabled three Libyan state television transmission dishes in Tripoli with airstrikes overnight, as the alliance took steps to remove the main instrument of (Gaddafi) propaganda from the airwaves.”

        Of course, The New York Times, as “the newspaper of record,” functions as the equivalent of an official US state propaganda service, reporting daily misinformation managed news, not vital truths readers need to know.

        For example, it didn’t address Amnesty International’s April 23, 2009 report headlined, “No Justice for the Victims of NATO Bombings,” saying:

        “Ten years on, no one has been held to account for the NATO attack on the Serbian state radio and television (RTS) building that left 16 civilians dead.” The Belgrade strike left 16 others injured.

        “The bombing of the headquarters of Serbian state radio and television was a deliberate attack on a civilian object and as such constitutes a war crime,” Sian Jones, AI’s Balkans expert said.

        NATO told AI it bombed RTS “because of its propaganda function, in order to undermine the morale of the population and the armed forces.” AI dismissed the claim as false justification of a war crime.

        The same holds for bombing Libya Jamahiriya Broadcasting Corporation (LJBC), airing television and radio news, cultural and other reports, including satellite TV in Arabic, English and French throughout the Middle East and Europe.

        It’s Libya’s equivalent of Britain’s government-funded and controlled BBC, charging residents a monthly fee on their television receivers, whether or not they watch it.

        NATO tried but failed to silence Libya’s LJBC to assure only its own message got out, saying:

        “Our intervention was necessary as TV was being used as an integral component of the regime apparatus designed to systematically oppress and threaten civilians and to incite attacks against them. Qaddafi’s increasing practice of inflammatory broadcasts illustrates his regime’s policy to instill hatred amongst Libyans, to mobilize its supporters against civilians and to trigger bloodshed.”

        In fact, it was NATO’s latest ball-faced lie. Nonetheless, Kirkpatrick dutifully regurgitated it, the way disgraced former Times writer Judith Miller did, functioning as a Pentagon press agent in the run-up to the Iraq war.

        A Final Comment

        Though ground-based satellites were disabled, LJBC kept broadcasting, issuing a statement that three employees were killed, another 15 wounded. LJBC official Khalid Bazelya said:

        “We are not a military target. We are not commanders in the army and we do not pose a threat to civilians. We are performing our job as journalists representing what we wholeheartedly believe is the reality of NATO aggression and the violence in Libya.”

        In fact, when Gaddafi’s speeches and comments from other state officials are aired, or guests express pro-regime support, it’s no different than what appears on US TV.

        Every channel (including so-called public television news and opinion shows) is littered with Democrat and Republican representatives, as well as full coverage for presidents’ speeches and many other public appearances.

        It’s very much the same in other Western countries where, in fact, voices opposing imperial and corporate policies are virtually entirely shut out.

        There and in America, real information on what people most need to know (including why Washington attacked Libya) is available only through alternative print and broadcast sources, mostly online.

        Make them a regular habit, and what a previous article urged, saying imagine freedom from all managed and junk food news. Tune out and make it happen.

        Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

        Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.
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  49. NATO war crime: Libya water supply
    http://english.pravda.ru/news/world/23-07-2011/118577-nato_war_crimes-0/

    23.07.2011 | Source:
    Pravda.Ru
    Great manmade waterway

    NATO war crime: Libya water supply. 44971.jpegA NATO terrorist attack has hit a water pipes factory in al-Brega, murdering six guards, this being the factory which makes pipes for the great man-made irrigation system across the desert which brings water to seventy per cent of Libyan homes, according to sources in Libya. The factory was hit after the water supply network was destroyed on Friday.

    July 22 2011. A date for humanity to remember. NATO hit the Libyan water supply pipeline. It will take months to repair. Then on Saturday they hit the pipeline factory producing pipes to repair it.

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

    NATO has committed another war crime, targeting a civilian water supply network which brings water to 70% of Libya’s population, according to Pravda.Ru sources in Libya. The general manager of the Man Made River Corporation which controls the pipeline reports it was hit in a NATO strike on Friday. In another clear violation of the law, a consignment from Italy of 19 000 AK-47’s was caught in Ajdabiyah by the Libyan authorities, according to Libyan military sources.

    The international community has two choices: to turn a blind eye like cowards and allow NATO to murder Libyan children, murder Libyan civilians and support terrorists with their strikes – we have received information that white phosphorous is being used against Libyan government positions now that NATO is getting desperate- remember Napalm anyone?? The second option is for the international community to use the proper channels to bring pressure on NATO itself and on the politicians in its member states to stop this murderous atrocity, this outrage against civilization and international law, now.

    You vote for this campaign? Then you are a child murderer, or sympathise with child murderers. Cameron, Obama and Sarkozy have the blood of hundreds of innocent people on their hands.

    If NATO’s contribution to protecting civilians is bombing their water supply then the international community will respond to this heinous war crime, whether or not the politicians do. Will anyone please do something about this horrendous war crime? Or will we all sit back while NATO destroys water supply lines, a civilian structure? Is this protecting civilians or is this an act of revenge because NATO is losing?

    Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

    Pravda.Ru

    http://thesantosrepublic.com/2011/08/war-crime-nato-raids-school-mosque-food-and-medical-supplies-requires-bribes-in-borders-bombs-libyan-broadcasting/

  50. Is the Gaddafi Regime strapped for Cash? Read on ..to get a clue!
    Sunday, May 22, 2011
    Libya Turmoil 142

    Libya’s money

    In Tripoli the “journalists” of ABC asked me how long Gaddafi could last financially?
    I answered them much longer than the US.
    They couldn’t believe me and continued: ”no seriously, how many months can he last?”
    My answer, 10/20 years, brought a very big surprised expression on their faces: “NO, impossible”.
    Our society of money changers and bean counters is not able anymore to think about a solid society, not based on debt or credit.
    Libya has known an embargo for decades and a real ostracism for 42 years.
    Gaddafi was never understood nor accepted. He was declared crazy and loony from the very beginning because he didn’t accept the orders from his “betters”. His feeling of oppression by the Western powers that be and afterwards his betrayal by the Soviets convinced him to look for an alternative solution, based on their native tribal structure.
    He didn’t spend money because he couldn’t, the embargo obliged him to save money.
    This frugal lifestyle wasn’t really bad for the country, they learned to live with it.
    Only the Western educated and latter “revolutionaries” wanted more pieces of the cake.
    I have seen governors of provinces, with budgets of billions, walking around in old army fatigues and plastic sandals, driving in old Toyota Corolla’s, with absolutely no desire for more luxury.
    Gaddafi himself is of the same ilk, money doesn’t drive him, the fate of his country is his only driving force.
    If that is enough to consider him a lunatic than he will proudly declare himself a lunatic.
    As far as the money of the country is concerned, the calculation is rapidly made.
    The total revenue during 42 years went far over a trillion dollars.
    During the embargo time Libya spent only the interest of its investments, they didn’t touch their capital.
    They had some amounts in foreign, US, European and Arab countries and banks.
    That money was continuously siphoned off by those banks, they didn’t receive any interest on their money, the paid expenses every year on that money, pure highway robbery.
    Gaddafi is a very astute investor and made several very good investments worldwide, which saved Libya a lot of money and kept their capital intact.
    Today Libya is still sitting on a cash hoard of far over one trillion, the second largest after China, but safer. China has too much worthless US paper.
    Because of his cash position, Libya was thinking to make Africans benefit of their commodities by introducing their own gold backed currency and their own Reserve Fund.
    This would have shown the decrepit situation of the world credit system and the real abysmal situation of the Western banks.
    Because the emperor had no clothes anymore Gaddafi had to disappear.
    Russia and China are still hesitating what to do and whom to join. The sirene songs of Wall Street are very seductive but extremely empty. The main US corporations are already voting with their feet to Asia, just in case.
    I hope Gaddafi survives the criminal onslaught and will have the chance to see his enemies crumble. The stakes are extremely high.
    Source Mercurymail.

  51. Gadhafi & Chavez

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    Al-Qaeda Turns Assassination Narrative Into Anti-Gaddafi Propaganda

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    01 August 2011

    The AFP is reporting that General Younes of the rebel force cobbled together by NATO was assassinated by a pro-Gaddafi cell. This is a direct contradiction to what the National Transitional Council said last week. “A member of the rebel NTC has announced today that an officer in the security service of the February 17 Martyr’s Brigade confessed to murdering General Younes after taking him from his HQ on the Brega front Thrusday,” Stephen Morgan wrote for the Digital Journal.

    Obviously, this didn’t fit the NATO narrative and did not demonize Gaddafi, so the story was changed (see AFP text below).

    Younes (or Younis) was killed by al-Qaeda in a power struggle within the rebel command structure.

    Last week, we reported: Many members of the February 17 Martyr’s Brigade are former fighters of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group who are linked to al-Qaeda. British Defense Secretary Liam Fox said today that the murder of Younes requires that Islamic “militants” in Libya will have to be “marginalized” when and if Gaddafi is overthrown or killed by NATO. In other words, NATO will intervene in Libya’s civil war and the war on terror against the phantom al-Qaeda will go on forever.

    From AFP:

    Libya’s rebels routed a militia group accused of assassinating their military chief and of links to Moamer Kadhafi, they said after an hours-long battle Sunday in their Benghazi stronghold.

    Medics and rebels said at least four rebel and 11 pro-Kadhafi fighters were killed in the fierce shootout, which erupted around dawn during a raid on the cell holed up at a roadside factory in the eastern city.

    The new narrative was related by the February 17 Martyr’s Brigade, that is to say al-Qaeda. Mustafa al-Sagazly, deputy chief of al-Qaeda in Libya (called the February 17 Martyr’s Brigade by AFP) said the “very same group” — the Katiba Yussef Shakir — was suspected in the assassination of General Abdel Fatah Yunis, a right-hand man to Kadhafi before his defection to the rebel ranks.

    AFP and the American corporate media, of course, never tell you that the February 17 Martyr’s Brigade is al-Qaeda.

    In Libya, al-Qaeda is on the side of NATO and the U.S. Last year’s terrorists are this year’s freedom fighters.

    We are expected to simultaneously accept two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, as usual.

    George Orwell is rolling over in his grave.

  52. News Code: 30504314 (1953184) Publish Date : 02 AUGUST 2011/1390 – 16:04
    http://www.irna.ir/ENNewsShow.aspx?NID=30504314&SRCH=1

    GADHAFI & AHMADINRJAD

    Iran

    Iran urges Western governments to halt bloodshed in Libya

    Tehran, 02 August IRNA — Iran on Tuesday called on Western governments to stop bloodshed in Libya caused by indiscriminate bombardment of residential areas.
    Iran urges Western governments to halt bloodshed in Libya
    Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said that the Islamic Republic of Iran believes that the issue of Libya will be resolved through collective contribution of its people away from interference of foreign countries.

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has carried more than 15,000 sorties of air attacks on Libya killing at least two or three women and children in every air strike.

    NATO countries say that they are enforcing the United Nations Security Council resolution which called for establishment of no-fly zone in Libya.

    Observers say that the NATO practice proved the otherwise and there is alarming humanitarian crisis in Libya.

    Mehmanparast said that Iran has drawn up a plan to resort to democratic means in Libya rather than NATO bombardment of the Libyan people.

    He told reporters in his weekly press briefing that Iran is currently negotiating with other countries about the plan.

  53. BREAKING: Libyan rebels in total disarray; social momentum building against them; Qatari troops & armoured vehicles sighted on ground
    2 August 2011 110 views No Comment
    http://empirestrikesblack.com/2011/08/breaking-libyan-rebels-in-total-disarray-social-momentum-building-against-them-qatari-troops-armoured-vehicles-sighted-on-ground/
    by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya.
    Madness in Bengazi
    TRIPOLI, 01 August 2011. The Muslim holy month of Ramadan has seen no end to fighting inside Libya. NATO has intensified its bombardment of Tripoli and other major cities. Tens of thousands of fliers have been dropped by NATO from the skies asking the Libyan military to surrender.

    The social momentum in Libya against NATO and its illegitimate Transitional Council has been picking up speed. Mass opposition to the rebels is building up in rebels’ stronghold Benghazi.

    Following the assassination of General Abdel Fattah Al-Younes, the commander of the Transitional Council’s armed forces, further divisions within the rebellion have unfolded; the tide has changed dramatically in Benghazi.

    The Obeide tribe, which is the tribe of General Younes, has taken arms against the Transitional Council. Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the chairman of the Transitional Council, faced gunfire in his hotel where he held a press conference announcing the death of General Al-Younes. Jalil claimed that the body was lost and made many contradictory statements. He stated that Al-Younes had been arrested for questioning and then was attacked and shot. In reality he was murdered by Transitional Council members tied directly to Washington. His son Ashraf Al-Younes has demanded that the legitimate government in Tripoli bring stability to Benghazi.

    There are unconfirmed reports that the chairman of the Transitional Council, Mahmoud Jibril, has fled to Egypt to seek the protection of Field Marshal Tantawi and the Egyptian military junta.

    At this point, revolts have broken out against the Transitional Council in cities until their control. Benghazi, Darnah, and Tobruk have all witnessed a social uprising of the local population against NATO and the armed gangs of the Transitional Council.

    On July 31 clansmen from Warfallah joined the revolt against the Transitional Council in Benghazi. Some of them took up arms and others demonstrated demanding an end to the illegitimate rule of the Transitional Council. NATO helicopters intervened, directly targeting the demonstrators. According to reports, about 160 Warfallah clansmen were killed at a peaceful indoor gathering focusing on political actions and group efforts to oust the Transitional Council. The exact figures of those killed by NATO inside Benghazi are unconfirmed. Their bodies were not returned. They are believed to have been buried in unmarked mass graves.

    Qatari troops are also on the ground and there is visual confirmation of Qatari armored vehicles inside Benghazi. A Qatari armored vehicle has also been caught on tape in Benghazi fighting against Libyans trying to liberate the city from NATO and TC armed gangs.

    Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya reporting from Tripoli is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG).

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  55. NATO, arrogance and respect for human values
    02.08.2011
    http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/02-08-2011/118638-nato_values-0/

    NATO, arrogance and respect for human values. 45029.jpegWilliam Hague comes from a region where not so many years ago, one could find on the door of public houses (pubs) the message “No dogs or gypsies allowed”. As a child, William Hague probably did not see this but then again as an adult, there is so much more that he continues not to see. And when these values are implanted onto other cultures?

    The British Foreign Minister, William Hague, comes from a part of England called Yorkshire, home to the “chip buttie” (a sandwich made of bread, butter and fried potatoes…”freedom fries” to those across the water) and where not so many years ago, one could find the warning sign fixed starkly and ominously to the doors of public houses, “NO DOGS OR GYPSIES”, in that order. Of course, as a child, William Jefferson Hague almost certainly was as blissfully unaware of this part of the culture of the region where he grew up as indeed he is of the intricacies of cultures and peoples who have not yet been colonised by the “chip buttie” nor indeed introduced to freedom and democracy by having the faces blasted off their kids from some coward in a uniform 30,000 feet up in the sky.

    When we get to David Cameron, the upbringing is that much more cloistered and therefore that much more dangerous when we are dealing with individuals whose vision of the world starts and stops in a one-yard square around their feet, people with as much vision as the length of their snouts and therefore whose judgement one could trust as far as one could…spit. And that isn’t very far.

    For Hague and Cameron, read Clinton and Obama, read Sarkozy and Juppe and read that nasty clique of cold-blooded, callous murderers who implement NATO policy drawing lines on maps, still saying “This is ours and that is yours, eh what?” and whose policy-making includes purposefully targeting civilian structures with explosives to “break public opinion” (targeting food stocks and water supplies is a war crime and must be punished) and precision-bombing a family home to “take out” a leader (another crime).

    For those of us who have been fortunate or resourceful enough to spend a great part of our lives travelling, sometimes on a shoestring but always enjoying the comfort of human warmth and the enlightenment that meeting other cultures from a same-level and not a top-down approach brings, how enriched we have become assimilating and sharing experiences and cultures and customs and traditions and lores, tasting and delighting in each others’ food, drinking deeply from that cup of human knowledge. The bottom line is written with one word: acceptance.

    Such notions for people like us, and I really believe I speak in the name of the vast majority of humankind, come naturally and do not even deserve adjectives such as “noble” – such would be part of the pious stuck-up verbosity of some inhuman and inhumane self-centred protagonist whose pig-faced arrogance endowed him or her with the obsession to implant values on other people and cultures instead of accepting and enjoying difference. Such an approach is so evident in food-travel programmes in which the presenter pulls stupid faces when presented with local fare prepared lovingly for him or her to eat. Sheer insolence.

    Such an approach was the underlying reason behind countless mutinies and massacres over the years, from Ireland to India and why does the buck always stop at the door of those who eat chip butties and cloistered British public schoolboys who like to play games such as “botties” in the evenings? The reader can imagine what the rules are and what equipment is needed to play.

    Therefore it comes as no surprise that problems are created when butties and botties are taken out of context and imposed upon others by people who fail to recognise that the further East you travel, the more likely you are to be given a machine-gun for your fourteenth birthday present. Now define a “civilian”. Define “unarmed”. And when butties and botties are imposed upon cultures which are fundamentally tribal, then you get the same problems you do when you throw a glass of water into a flaming pan of oil. Now define “dictator”, define “brutality”.

    As with the racist and exclusive message about dogs and gypsies, this imperialistic and colonialist approach to international relations belongs to the realms of the past, something that NATO, apparently, and the sickening clique of sycophantic cowards who nod obediently when the greyish faceless barons who represent the lobbies behind the organization start to bark orders, do not understand.

    Therefore what right to these people have to act in the name of humanity, acting to serve the whims and caprices of a military terrorist organization which was elected by nobody? The answer is none. And what right do Hague and Cameron and their revolting clique of murderers in whose collective bed they cavort in a snorting orgy of blood-lust have to dictate what happens to Muammar al-Qathafi in his own country?

    For a start I would bet that not one of them has bothered to read his Green Book, a manual of wisdom and a guideline for Governance which should serve as basic reading for everyone (what theories have Cameron and Hague produced? None). Secondly they have ignored the tremendous legacy Muammar al-Qathafi has left in Africa – he has done far more for the continent in half a century than their countries did in hundreds of years of slavery and colonialism and massacres; thirdly they do not understand the nature of Libyan society, fourthly they do not understand the Jamahiriya, which is far more democratic than the Parliament or the Congress.

    Fifthly, they do understand – and here we see the sheer evil behind NATO and its masters – what has happened in Libya since February 17 because they unleashed it. They were the ones who produced the flags, they were the ones who armed, aided and abetted the “unarmed civilians” and instigated them to claim God alone knows what (many of them are now flocking back to Gaddafi’s Green Libya). And they understand only too well that they have screwed up monumentally.

    NATO is behaving like an animal caught in a trap, thrashing out violently without any planning, each jerk on the rope pulling the noose tighter around its neck. Every bomb that is dropped heightens the tangible feeling of sullen and seething hatred coursing through the veins of the hearts band minds of the international community; every murder that is committed is registered and those guilty will be held accountable.

    It is now crystal clear that Nato is A Terrorist Organization and the international community now begins to judge those involved for their crimes. There is no way out of this except to disengage, because the damage can only get worse. The Libyan Armed Forces have risen to the challenge, the terrorists which NATO unleashed are on the run, they are fighting among themselves in an increasing myriad of factions, so massacring civilians with helicopters and wasting tens of millions of dollars a week when NATO countries are on the verge of bankruptcy defies logic. The NATO leaders might also explain to their populations how much their operation costs (up to 100,000 USD per aircraft per hour) and what has happened to the tens of millions of USD they have given to their pet terrorists.

    There comes a time for every chapter to end, however nightmarish it may be and for a new dawn to begin. If NATO and its sickening pig-headed politicians cannot see a way out, then here it is: the original no-fly zone was imposed as a result of a false flag event as everyone now knows. The Libyan Air Force was bombing nobody, the authorities were reacting to a sudden burst of violence in which civilians were slaughtered in the streets by marauding bands of armed thugs, racists who cut the throats of Negroes and whose lies the gullible buttie and botty-gobbling Hague and Cameron guzzled down as justification for their despicable acts of butchery unseen since the massacres by the Black and Tans in Ireland.

    Recognise that NATO was wrong, that it is going nowhere (you don’t have to say anything out loud, after all what to expect from a clique of bastards who between them just about mumbled the word “regret” when they fried the three grandchildren of Colonel Gaddafi in their skins?), disengage and allow the African Union to help sit the brothers and sisters of the Jamahiriya together to resolve their own problems with their own money and not your taxpayers’ millions.

    The longer this outrage continues, the deeper the notion that Nato is A Terrorist Organization.

    Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

    Pravda.Ru