“Hence, to serving world peace … Friendship between our peoples … and for the sake of economic, and security cooperation against terror, you are in a position to keep NATO off the Libyan affair for good. As you know too well democracy and building of civil society cannot be achieved by means of missiles and aircraft, or by backing armed member of Al Qaeda in Benghazi.”
(Excerpt from Muammar al-Qathafi’s letter to Barack Obama in 2011)
Wonderful new song: Do not grieve, Libya, Muammar is Alive!
Mohammed compassionate Libya postet on den black (mujahid Muammar Gaddafi symbol of resistance and pride and dignity)
Victory is coming!
1) 13 MAY 2013
Brother free draw an important speech and warns of the project divided Libya
2) 13 MAY 2013
Free brother brought word to the people of Benghazi after the terrorist bombing of the hospital.
3) 14 May 2013
Free brother Yahya Resistance in Syria and belittles the government of traitors in Libya.
LISTEN TO MUAMMAR al-QATHAFI AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS VIDEO:
(TITLE: Never light a mass popular authority. Wmv]
Chants first-Fateh Revolution of September 1969:
Mass Popular Authority:
Mohamed Hassan O great Libyan revolutionary song with a simple introduction:
04 FEBR. 2013
“I have some news for green Libyan people, and supporters all over the world. We are writing a new chapter, a new book of history with our blood, climbing a new bridge of history after immense challenges, our history will not be altered, every inch of our stolen land, the legacy of our people will be reclaimed, we are over coming our sea, and air defense challenges, from coast to coast. Libya will return back to it’s rightful owners, you will dance, celebrate, from Adjidabya, Benghazi, Tripoli to the shores of Damascus, Cairo and Zimbabwe, it’s a new dawn for Africa, and the Arab world.”
Nader A Ghali
(Green Resistance Intel & Tech Solutions.)
States that participated in the DC and the bombing of Libya, including Qatar .. .. Jordan and the United Arab Emirates:
“Bbaah withstand Bbaah Shoumoukh Bbaah dignity Bbaah the first mass (GREAT JAMAHIRIYA) in history. Friday: sins are forgiven, the needs of wipes, and gifts are given, and wishes come true .. So ask Allah of His bounty; Gorgeous I hasten victory and Tabat Jmatkm oh free and mass حرائر the bone“
I mi Lake Habib millions district leader Addiction (Patrol Leader):
Post Admin Page of ASHAM AL_WANTON:
Liberals in the Libyan awaiting of channel Al Khaimah songs and see the revolutionary leader …………..
“This is my country and my ancestors …………
I defended the price of staying here ………..
We Agder Libya those rats Tankaz the from ŇäŢĺ to ŇäŢĺ ……
You ……. you …….. of you….”
Heretic Hashim humans barters deliver fetal rat Akram, Vice Chairman of the Legal Committee
at the Allaotunai Conference and rat Taha Barh Spokesman Attorney General to withdraw
some of the issues that evacuated the victims died under torture in militia attribution and Attorney General
By News on Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 8:59
The International Agency Gaddafi News – Tripoli.
A request to the Minister of the Interior in the “temporary” Libyan government called Ashour Hoael, relieved of his post in the government headed by Ali Zaidan, without immediately clear reasons for the request, which comes amid growing violence in many parts of Libya, particularly in the port city of Benghazi.
The spokesman of the Ministry of Interior, Lieutenant Majdi customary that Brigadier Hoael “no longer want to continue in his role as Minister of the Interior.”
He revealed that the Minister had Hoael customary in the past two weeks to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Ali Zaidan, stressing that “is directly to his work, and oversees the conduct of the Ministry of Interior, while accepting the Prime Minister to resign. ”
A number of police stations in Benghazi in recent days, attacks by armed men who described the illegal authorities of “outlaws”, while the seat of several ministries in the capital Tripoli, came under siege by armed groups, lasted about two weeks, calling for activating the Law “political isolation”, which was recently approved.
Earlier this month, the progress and the defense minister in the interim government of Libya, Mohamed Mahmoud البرغثي his resignation Zidane, but he returned after the “understanding” of the situation that the country is going through, as reported by the official news Agency clients.
هذا ينبغي أن يكون في المتوترة بالفعل! انهم اعتقال أي شخص في بنغازي حتى وجود في حوزتها لافتة خضراء! وتجري السيارة لتفتيش السيارات. في طرابلس لديهم خفض قبالة شارع المطار ومنخرطون في اشتبكت مع أمن مطار الزنتان …
وكان فكرتهم، وليس “إصلاحات”، لإيقاف المياه والكهرباء .. الناس يعيشون في رعب، والأرقام يانكي لا يصدق بالمقارنة مع السكان الأصليين.
انقطاع التيار الكهربائي فى تزايد ، و يصل لساعات .
وغموض حكومة العملاء حول استئجار محطات عائمة لتوليد الكهرباء .
و مزال الشعب الليبي صابر على الحياة الصعبة فى بلاده التي اصبحت صومال جديدة.
This should be in the already tense! They arrest anyone in Benghazi even having in their possession a green banner! Under the car to inspect the cars. In Tripoli have cut off the Airport Road and engaged in clashed with airport security Zintan …
It was their idea, not for so-termed “repairs”, to turn off the water and electricity .. People are living in fear, and the Yankee incredible numbers, in comparison-ratio to the indigenous population, is unbelievable.
Power outages in the growing, up for hours.
And the ambiguity of the Government of customers about renting floating plants to generate electricity.
And eluted Libyan people Saber hard life in his country, which has become a new Somalia.
General Electric Company continues to cut electricity network areas and large cities within the public without any convincing reason.
The company warned Brega on Friday, oil marketing of domestic gas cylinders bulky like in terms of appearance and color of the cylinders traded blue … Because they pose a threat to public safety and the lives of citizens …
The company said in a statement that these CDs smuggled non-conforming force in the Brega Oil Marketing, and calling them “ticking time bomb”. The company said it will be a large-scale campaign to reserve these cylinders non-conforming and culled, due to the danger to the lives of citizens.
Of these dens were frightened rats sacrificed home from vein to vein ..
They are sending coordinates for safe houses and school children and protectors of home
and all Maind life to death and destruction machines .. From here out of treason and apostasy blossomed,
Gahr ignorance and stupidity and infidelity existence and engulfed the dark at home:
(The main الادمن) These Tripoli after a flurry Algahaar!!! These Tripoli after rats government!!!
These Tripoli after the city of mosques and Sufi shrines and angles and Holy Quranic schools and الشواطي
of the gardens and parks and its people wandering into the morning in safety and security, portfolio
became Wines and prostitution, murder, looting and rape!!! Scottish whiskey drinkers
officials and the rest Aharman the drink بوخة the Abdul Rauf hater methanol to die or lose their eyesight!!!
These Tripoli Dear Libyans living in sugar and red prostitution and nights!!! In the morning out يهتفوا we
Maak Abnghaza and they did not wake up of Slm!!! This ثورتكم Dear rats and this Arkm O servants of Moza and subsided …
Three of the scandal members of Libyan Allaotunai Conference who were found in retreat Alzerariqh area Zenata great Tripoli
street and drunk with them Girls night. , Anzero from ruled Libya for Libyans!!
Arrested at least three members of the Allaotunai National Congress are drunk, in Zenata area!
(The main الادمن
Image Altanih to a member of the General National Congress in the case of sugar, accompanied by daughters at night
and was arrested in indecent conditions. Image Aiith two members of the National الموتمر been مسكهم by a few in a villa
in retreat Alzerariqh Zenata great Tripoli street drunk (Tine Dharpinha the بالوسكى) and with them girls for the night ….
Image called a vineyard on the fetus is one of the members of Congress who have been arrested today Bsarh the breach for Literature In the case of sugar
Taha Barh and members of the Libyan National Congress in a brothel, Hadi is the ethics of rats following NATO on the basis of Bejdmoa country.
This image of the prosecutor and spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office “Taha Nasser Barh” and the grandson of Haj Ali Mahmoud Barh Son Friday Market is one of those arrested in the scandal night …..
Five rats are threatening to shut down the commercial port of the five that were not released by a national non-conference Akram Jenin who was arrested while intoxicated in Tripoli, accompanied by a girls night.
The Taha Nasser Barh, was present in the trial of Bouzid Dorda and was to be charged after the other
Word unable Maqrif and Yakyi Germanh saying:
YANKEES MAKING ARRESTS!:
Ivory (Tripoli) for: a thorough inspection of the car now, even those containing the car in front of the Military College families – harsh, with the presence of car carrying heavy weapons to collect foreign labor and non-Libyans and taken to an unknown location. (Admowona 1)
DC now …
The spread of the security gates thorough inspection of the cars …
Panic and chaos fear of security threats … affecting the headquarters of bombings Athwalraia aliens …
News about threats to the Tripoli airport …
Mufro all فالحبس who Meskuhm and جردان Attribution / / / /
A huge explosion in camp Aiwieshh after throwing one Liberal grenade it.
Grenade explosion “Gelatina” in front of the Greek embassy in the capital Tripoli without human damage and led to corruption in the car parked in front.
The story, which Sovh Agaha Come True story set on Thursday 16_5_2013 in the plateau region green, a group of people attacked the house and the structure of the arrest of one of their children were working in the Libyan army and Anda their attack on the house did not find him, but found his sister, who Haya is married and has children and his younger brother bummer which Hdtt they beat Ms. brother was severely beaten and tried to Ihtgsoha but Ms. Libyan thoroughbreds Quaomthm and they beat her and Akhaddoa brother and Alasa they opened fire at home despite the presence of children, and left and returned later another group and they were Mmeltmin and they opened fire in the home and home inspection Akhaddoa pair Ms. Akhaddoa car found front of the house after the shooting at the car and left,
Anyone who lives in the plateau green Bsttia can Aukd you this speech
One question just how تضربون the women in their homes and death Tahedteke how this any security and safety where pasture sanctity of homes this topic Come alleged freedom
God and yes agent.
Tension between rats at Amsaad crossing.
2 of rats killed in clashes Pegrean.
Another strong blow in Dubai Street targeting a police patrol!
Set fire to police station fires and fire trucks rushing to the place:
Tenth backing band affiliated to the Chamber of joint security operations to arrest persons presidents
in the logging area Alqrbula and the number 5 and referred them to the Public Prosecution.
Congratulations O جردان … This Jelbtamoh Li Libya ..
Recent developments indicate that the U.S. and its allies are determined to establish a permanent military presence in Libya.
The events are used in Benghazi as well as the height of the protest movement against the government in Tripoli as a justification for sending U.S. troops and allied forces to Libya.
According to a statement, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le دراين, the French forces stationed in Mali transferred to Libya.
FRANCE and the U.S. Department of Defense and Marine units stationed in Spain have been moved to Sicily and stands ready, as well as an elite group of expeditionary forces stationed in Germany on standby.
And you must understand these developments in the context of the broader scope of the militarization of the African continent, and is being coordinated decision to deploy U.S. forces in Libya with France and Britain.
Did you know that school children cannot wear any green clothes and their book bags cannot be green either?
a man was arrested just because he was carrying a green banner!
U.S. troops (Marines) is preparing to carry out ground operations on Libyan territory in Benghazi and other cities,
and there is a list of suspects involved in the murder of the U.S. ambassador and attack the embassies.
To both the Liberals and honest people in the city of Tripoli
Tonight there will be arrests in the Abu Salim and Plateau neighborhoods Khadra, Eastern and Muslim Quarter
, Alfornaj and seven
And janzour Alhachan
Please everyone take precautions and الحدر
Another human rights violations to the Office Committee Saleem security.
Murder citizen named Akram Aoun Alsoaay, of AboSaleem population
Join this topic heinous crime was from about four days 12/05/2013 Saleem area crime committed this topic specifically condominium front of a school dawn of freedom previously .. After besieging his car were killed by them and shooting it directly two bullets .. He died on the track and aware of this topic not Ole crimes …
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What happens in February mil …. channels lying to the people and say what happens where the clashes and fighting since last Thursday caused by Mlisheh of the unknown armed attack on Libya armor battalion and
Stole four cars and left dead and wounded herself a steal passers-by and police cars!!!
Of course the story truth that is gang Shield Libya to protect long ago got a problem between him and ordered a band backing the security of protection due to car was تمشيطها from the mountain, and every one of them says royal and Akhaddha is backing the security and the chance of the day he gave command shield Libya in the workshop Akhaddha force. .. Faqamt backing gang attack on the headquarters of security shield Libya and became the clashes and fighting … with the knowledge that these gangs are moving strongly state that is supposed to be the so-called state and the Ministry of the Interior!!!!
Now reinforcements and the spread of intensive for Melcaat inside Tripoli after recent threats to target centers and housings Jerdanih …
Explosion Gelatina in the street branching from a municipal street in Tripoli
Unknown assailants threw a hand grenade made ”Gelatina”, a short while ago, near the street branching from a municipal street in the capital Tripoli.
The head of Arafa of the forces in the capital attribution Fayez Aljguenda, for “solidarity news agency that” the hand grenade
thrown behind a car parked on the street branching from the municipal street. ”
The attempted bombing of the Great Man-Made River Island (الجعب) in Benghazi
By News on Saturday, 18 مايو, 2013 | 02:33
The Gaddafi International News Agency – Benghazi.
A picture of the attempted bombing of the Great Man-Made River Island in Benghazi shortly before.
Media blackout much of what happens in Benghazi! Where channels that claim to freedom why all ignore case with in Benghazi at the moment?
Targeting Bank parking Arab consensus to the region of Sidi Hussein, and resulted in substantial material damage to cars citizens …
Reported shooting on one of the patrols of the so-called Thunderbolt on an island الجعب the crossroads of the Children’s Hospital.
A telephone call from the Hawari area stating an armed group’s attack on the former Security Directorate headquarters and we could not confirm the news of another party who has any information please confirmation or denial.
Benghazi upside down now:
Targeting a number of gates at the hands of Liberal rats in Benghazi.
Now the sound of a huge explosion in Benghazi, which is the fifth blast for tonight.
Army field commander rats: armed groups attacked military positions with bombs and rocket-propelled grenade in Benghazi.
:: News Fazzani escape of the accused in the assassination of Benghazi …??
Naba Ali Fazzani escape from the Reform and Rehabilitation Foundation plateau (formerly Military College)
And Ali Fazzani accused of trying to blow up a national security center in Benghazi and escape this process has all the complicity
of the judicial police chief Colonel Mohamed blasted and Mr. Khalid Sharif ordered the prison is located headquarters cit
We ask God for safety There is no power but from God
(The main الادمن)
Explosion targeting Orthodox church in Benghazi
By News on Saturday, 18 مايو, 2013 | 02:31
The Gaddafi International News Agency – Benghazi.
“Since few explosion in Street Fitrino (the country)”, and is said that the explosion in the church there.
Explosion Street “Via Torino” in Benghazi and the latest damage to the entrance of the Church .
damaged a car that was next to the scene .. and
did not succeed blast any human damage according to the source.
(On estimated Aajeha) …
URGENT / / /
جردان Thunderbolt raid Egyptian expats in Sidi Younes now and are now putting them in cars, buses
and describing them as illegal immigrants … (Benghazi).
Explosion inside a school in the city of Benghazi 05/17/2013
By News on Friday, 17 مايو, 2013 | 18:31
The Gaddafi International News Agency – Benghazi.
Explosion occurred today in one of the schools in the area “Alsalmanie” in the Libyan city of Benghazi,
resulting from physical damage caused to the components and the contents of the school.
Preliminary information showed that the explosion resulted from a bomb placed inside the school,
and that the target of the bombing were members of the national army holed up inside this school.
Lord freed you, O Adam ….
سناريو Jardan and Pumices mind …; on the grounds that they were the Forces on the school guard
arrested on charges of bombing gang members Bo Khmadh … ;
Nthaddakm that Takrjoha media and Todho truth ..
Benghazi: the bombing of a car belonging to stun at the crossroads of milkfish mail
Wounding a member of a battalion patrol the so-called February 17 stationed Bmuftriq the University of Benghazi.
By News on Friday, 17 مايو, 2013 | 04:21
The Gaddafi International News Agency – Benghazi.
The attack on the patrol to stun forces deployed in the streets Benghazi Bjnab the eastern milkfish
were besieging the armed group that threw explosive materials “Gelatinh” on the patrol
in the school revolution stones and schools Ibn Abi Talib.
succession of explosions in Benghazi: Benghazi hugging chaos and lawlessness
Shortly before five explosions and so far we do not know what was targeted ..
Altfjerkan police station said he actually new city center area, Mr. Hussein against Blind Association # Benghazi.
UAE guidance Akhaddmo »Wajid them are free, honest and sincere. Purpose to Aouselo the real picture
and my credibility in the news a great effort. Guidance are all printed after standing Liberal us and help
me call Tayyibi and sincere sentiment. To move towards better ..
Error in the news spoke at the world’s largest sites … but after this long journey comes to inform each person
free Page جردان the Khosit you and people like you from pests the way ..
Steadfast people and we are on the trail are moving with the help of God …. the existence of the Liberals and honest ..
Aaaaaaaajl and Haaaaaam …. Lord gives and neglect … or tribe village called Alklipe Pegrean a ملئيه Paljrdan they first Manadwa in Gharyan
And all of them Farrukh Hashish and a drunkard and Saaa and Hraimih distinction and Tafhen (Hchakm) Lord punished them on Amaylhm __ two days before Tarkawa in each other and fought with some resulting in the death of 2 of Jardan and before two weeks were killed 3 of Jardan in clashes occurred between them and the tribe Ngrnh …. It transplantation harvesting and here they reap Mazrat the hands _____ O Achmath the
Make sure news of the death of a Tabu passers scene in القرضة the wounded and 4 of boys Sulayman someone in a critical condition.
Sabha does not have water during the day and does not have electricity at night.
heroic Libyan Resistance:
South News … electricity and heat
Temperatures of 40-45 and electricity weak, if any
Languages. Ubari. Murzuq. Alqtron. Sabha. Shatty. Alchuirv.
Each of these areas in and around …. Tngda of Gharyan, a disabled line and Jufrah not enough line
And the lives of those who are calling …………
Acts جردان and thieves Asilyman Sons rebels in Sabha ..
Destroy armed Cars in Sabha, killing two people and injuring others
By News on Friday, 17 مايو, 2013 | 21:25
The Gaddafi International News Agency – Sabha.
Access critical situations to the hospital March 2 in Sabha and news about the existence and mortality Uttar clash occurred in the city.
were targeting two of the gunmen was يشغلان military vehicle Toyota armed its programs on a circular القرضة after shooting it
was an ambulance injured to the hospital March 2 medical case someone stable
was pull the car to the armed field القرضة.
Please keep in mind ::
Sandstorm in Wadi Shati so please discernible precaution from the road leading to Sabha and Wadi Shati.
DAWN in Kufra:
DERNA & THE TUBER:
A huge explosion shakes the city of Derna.
Al Qaeda guerrilla group digging tunnels or shelters in the city of Derna in anticipation of something ..
MISRATANS WILL NOT PERMIT TORIGHANS TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES IN TARWIGA:
Today’s demonstration in Tel Aviv Sorry Mzrath against the return of displaced of the people Torghae.
Misrata Jews enter their children in demonstrations against the back of the people of Tawergha.
Jews Mzrath and their young are demonstrating against the return of the people of Tawergha to their city:
This is the Jewish name “David Fry” a Jews who قاتلو the side Thoarhm against the People’s Armed Forces which withstood Shah 8 t
Keep pictures of the history of O blood traitors
As for our their history سيذكره the martyrs of our children no matter how long:
Former prisoner accused Almkhdhirat the at Misratah runs prisons for detainees in Misratah and claims the lack of sufficient prosecutors
President of the Misurata prison: “militias” holding 130 prisoners illegally Misurata
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Said (Fathi seam) – the chairman of the Islamist group that runs the prison with 700 inmates Misurata – said that “rogue militias holding 130 prisoners illegally in the city.”
He adds (seam) in a statement to Britain’s Financial Times newspaper: “A lot of them have been detained for two years without trial due to lack of prosecutors.”
He said (seam) that “prosecutors fear the wrath of the street if the detainee is acquitted .. especially if the detainee was from the town of Tawergha,” he said, adding: “until the courts Tkhavhm .. state is weak .. and there is no protection for employees elimination.”
Tawergha is the “town destroyed by militias accused of population in collaboration with the Gaddafi forces,” in the words of the British newspaper.
Tawergha residents displaced students residing in the Western Region non Craeihalemtemthelh authorities General National Congress and the interim government address the cause fateful openly and the right to return to their city. The coordinator of elders and sages Tawergha the western region, “Hussein Abu Bakr Herque” during the sit-in people’s Sunday in front of the headquarters of the National Congress general in Tripoli, we call on the National Congress in its meeting today to make arrangements, all of which ensure the return and avoid the negatives that may occur in particular, and the Declaration of Tawergha City disaster. And added, “Herque” we demand the formation of a security committee of the national army to protect the city and its inhabitants during the return and stability .. Stressing the need to support the local council Tawergha financially on the provision of essential needs during the return of residents to the city in “25/6/2013”.
According to a member of the National Conference General Magda farmer that the members of the conference complex agreement upon their return, but the disputed within Conference dome is if they return you would be safe in light of the spread of weapons and whether the Senate back, children, women only, or all parents.
The farmer added that the General National Congress will continue to discuss the matter in the evening session of the day in an attempt to break a final decision bears the responsibility the General National Congress and the interim government.
Word to us now
Power outages in some areas of Sirte
Lake O God Libya
A group of Ifrane rats who were p basis Ihrsoa in Algeria borders when they return subjected to fake gate near the Alrajaban region and the gunmen who were in the gate beat them and steal their weapons and their clothes and some special اشياءهم ……..
God Laird Kiedkm the in Nhrkm this is to Ibiaaaharh.
Overstock 1100 truck near Salloum waiting to enter Libya
By News on Sunday, May 19, 2013 | 08:55
The Gaddafi International News Agency – Salloum.
The city of Salloum, on the Egyptian-Libyan border, Saturday, accumulating about 1,100 truck, in the direction leading to the Libyan territory, up and down the hill Salloum, due to the slow movement into Libya.
Major Anani said Hamouda, director of security of Matrouh, the cars lined up higher plateau Salloum, waiting to enter the Salloum land port, explaining that the Directorate has taken all the insurance procedures followed with the concerned authorities.
He added that he was appointed to conduct traffic services, traffic and coordination with the General Directorate of Traffic, the alarm on the drivers, heading to the Salloum land port, existence of difficulties traffic, in the direction leading to Libya.
Video: Jamal Zoubih says that 50% of people with Saif al-Islam, and only 15% with February
By News on Friday, 17 مايو, 2013 | 18:07
The Gaddafi International News Agency – videos.
“Al Qaeda in Libya: A Profile”
By THOMAS JOSCELYN
al Qaeda’s strategy for building a fully operational network in Libya. Al Qaeda’s senior leadership (AQSL) in Pakistan has overseen the effort.
AQSL ordered its followers to “gather weapons,” “establish training camps,” “build a network in secret,” “establish an WASHABI-style-(phony) Islamic state,” and “institute a WASHABI/SALAFIST-style of untrue sharia” law in Libya.
Each part of this strategy is being implemented, and al Qaeda’s plan has advanced to the final stages. The three conceptual phases of an al Qaeda affiliate’s development are outlined in a chart prepared by the US military and shown here.
The chart shows that, according to the US military, al Qaeda’soperatives in Libya have already completed many of the tasks set forth by AQSL.
“AQSL in Pakistan dispatched trusted senior operatives as emissaries and leaders who could supervise building a network,” the report notes. They have been successful in establishing “a core network in Libya,”but they still act clandestinely and refrain from using the al Qaeda name.
The report finds that al Qaeda “will likely continue to mask its presence under the umbrella of the Libyan Salafist movement, with which it shares a radical ideology and a general intent to implement sharia in Libya and elsewhere.”
Senior terrorists and others involved in effort
Al Qaeda’s emir, Ayman al Zawahiri, has overseen the effort to establish a robust presence in Libya. Other senior al Qaeda operativesin Pakistan have also been involved. Abu Yahya al Liba and Atiyah Abd al Rahman, two top al Qaeda operatives who have been killed in drone strikes, helped guide the project prior to their demise. Some al Qaeda operatives have been tasked with taking over, or forming, katibas – or fighting battalions. Others oversee al Qaeda’s project and coordinate with senior leaders operating elsewhere.
The following al Qaeda operatives in Libya, as well as other suspected al Qaeda-affiliated individuals, are identified by name in the report:
Abu Anas al Libi is described as the “builder of al Qaeda’s network in Libya.” Other names listed for him include ‘Abd al Hamid al Ruqhay, Anas a Suba, and Nazih ‘Abd al Hamid al Rughi. Abu Anas was raised in Tripoli and moved to Afghanistan in the late 1980s, then followed al Qaeda to Sudan in the 1990s. He is “believed to have met Osama bin Laden.” In the late 1990s, Abu Anas “was granted asylum in Britain…but fled that country in 1999 to avoid arrest when he was convicted by an American court in relation to the 1998 terrorist attacks against US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es-Salaam.” He is an “al Qaeda-trained intelligence specialist” and “well trained in operational security.”
Abu Anas is “most likely involved in al Qaeda strategic planning and coordination between AQSL and Libyan Islamist militias who adhere to al Qaeda’s ideology.” Abu Anas and his fellow al Qaeda operatives“have been conducting consultations with AQSL in Afghanistan and Pakistan about announcing the presence of a branch of the organization that will be led by returnees from Iraq, Yemen, and Afghanistan, and by leading figures from the former LIFG.” (The LIFG refers to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, an al Qaeda-linked jihadist group formed in Libya in the 1990s.)
The report says that “intense communications” from AQSL in Pakistan are passed through Abu Anas in Libya.
Abd al Baset Azzouz was sent to Libya by Zawahiri and has been close to al Qaeda’s leader “since 1980 and first visited Afghanistan in the 1990s to join the mujahedin fight against the Soviet occupation.” Azzouz “has been operating at least one training center” and “sent some of his estimated 300 men to Brega to make contact with other militant Islamist groups farther west.”
Sufyan ben Qumu is a former Guantanamo detainee who has been tasked with training militia fighters. According to other published accounts, Qumu leads a brigade named Ansar al Sharia, but that is also the name of al Qaeda’s umbrella organization in Libya. Qumu was transferred from Guantanamo to Libya in 2007 and set free in 2010 as part of a general amnesty deal the Qaddafi government granted Islamists and jihadists.
Qumu has denied any links to al Qaeda in interviews with the press. However, the authors of “Al Qaeda in Libya” say the Ansar al Sharia battalion led by Qumu “has increasingly embodied al Qaeda’s presence in Libya, as indicated by its active social-media propaganda, extremist discourse, and hatred of the West, especially the United States.” Qumu has led a campaign of targeted assassinations, including against those opposed to al Qaeda.
Hafiz al-’Aghuri (aka Hayaka Alla) is “a close ally of Wisam Ben Hamid,” and co-leader of Katiba Dir’ Libya. Sitting in front of an al Qaeda flag,al-’Aghuri recorded a video in which he rebutted the Libyan government’s claim that his battalion is insignificant, saying that “Dir’ Libya has secured the southeast border with Chad and Egypt without asking anything from the government.”
Wisam Ben Hamid ”is a young rebel leader who allegedly fought in Iraq.” Two brigades, Katiba al-A’hrar Libya and Katiba Dir’ Libya, are reportedly under his control and both of them are “involved in postrevolutionary militia fighting in the Qaddafi stronghold Sirt and in Kufra in southeast Libya.” Ben Hamid “has been cited as one of the possible leaders of al Qaeda in Libya even though it is unlikely, given his prominence in the media, which contradicts AQSL’s usual penchant for secrecy.”
Abu Jandal al Libi is described as an al Qaeda “adherent” and “Libyan rebel.” Not much is known about Abu Jandal, but he sought guidance from al Qaeda’s legal forum. An al Qaeda theorist known as Abou Mouslim al Djazairi responded to Abu Jandal’s query, issuing a fatwa that he and his allies should secretly “form an organization bringing together sincere and loyal people” and should split from the Transitional National Council, which has “embroiled itself as well as all Libya in the swamp of servitude to the Crusaders.”
Ahmad Abu al Rashid (real name Nauri Husayn) fought in Yemen but has returned to Libya, via Somalia and Sudan. He is described as one of a group of “jihadist Salafists upholding al Qaeda ideology in Libya.”Salafists “such as Abu al Rashid indeed control militias composed of hundreds of people,” the report reads. Abu al Rashid is among the“returnees from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Yemen, as well as elements of the former LIFG” who are “preparing to announce their presence after the conclusion of consultations with AQSL.”
Ansar al Sharia and the militias
The leaders listed above likely constitute a small fraction of al Qaeda’s overall presence in Libya. Citing media reports, the authors of “Al Qaeda in Libya” note that “a few hundred al Qaeda members must currently be operating in Libya.” The report continues by observing that “most of them are likely connected with three katibas – Ansar al-Sharia in Darnah, al-A’hrar Libya in Sirt, and Dir’ Libya in Kufra.”
These three katibas are just the most conspicuous, however, because of “their radical rhetoric and allegiance to the black flag, which symbolizes the commitment to al Qaeda-type militant jihad.”
In addition, the name Ansar al Sharia is used by multiple groups inside Libya. It is not just the name of individual battalions, but also may be al Qaeda’s new overall brand in Libya. Ansar al Sharia is being used by al Qaeda in Yemen, Tunisia and elsewhere to rebrand itself as an organization that represents true Islamic law. For example, the emir of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Nasir al Wuhayshi, is also the emir of Ansar al Sharia Yemen.
The various Ansar al Sharia branches have their own social media sites, including in some cases Facebook pages. Their digital presences, while containing some differences, are also eerily similar. Much of the content and branding is the same, and they all praise senior al Qaeda leaders.
The three battalions identified in the report as most likely affiliated with al Qaeda are just the “tip of the iceberg.” In June 2012, Ansar al Sharia “staged a large-scale rally and military show of force involving dozens of military vehicles, with Islamists wearing the Afghan mujahidin’s traditional outfit.” The rally included “a parade in which some 30 battalions” from various Libyan towns participated “in the first meeting in support of sharia in Benghazi.”
In all, 15 militias attended the Ansar al Sharia rally. It is not clear how many are firmly within al Qaeda’s orbit, allied with the group, or otherwise positioned. Even if some of these militias are not staunchly allied with al Qaeda currently, they may cooperate or be co-opted by the group in the future.
“Al Qaeda in Libya” contains graphic evidence that al Qaeda-affiliated battalions have already acquired heavy armaments, including mobile rocket launchers and self-propelled antiaircraft guns. As al Qaeda’s clandestine network continues to acquire arms, the group will have more firepower with which it can target any dissenters, as well as the shaky Libyan government. (***** these were given by the West and NATO so why are they complaining now???? It was America, England, France and Qatar who was supplying the rebels even the Al Qaeda brats which belong to CIA, MI6 and Mossad everything underlined in red is with America’s blessing so why fight terror when they produce terror? Muammar al-Qathafi was a true ANGEL who stabilized Libya and brought pure democracy and a “purified sharia” directly from the Holy Quaran alone, to Libya as the GREAT JAMAHIRIYA, infront of these TERRORISTS, TYRANTS WHO THINK THAT THEY BRING DEMOCRACY BUT THEY DON’T.)
(****America is doing)Al Qaeda is doing its best to destabilize the new post-Qaddafi government, seeing an opening to inculcate its radical ideology and organization during a time of uncertain transition. Al Qaeda is also exploiting tribal and ethnic conflicts, using them to “build alliances and support, especially in the south, where Arab tribes are fighting the Tubu (Tebu) African minority that straddles the Libya-Chad border.” One of the al Qaeda-connected battalions, Dir’ Libya, is fighting alongside the Arab tribes against the Tubu.
Connections to other al Qaeda franchises
Al Qaeda’s growing presence in Libya is not self-contained, but instead part of an international network. Al Qaeda operatives in Libya work with their counterparts in al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), a known al Qaeda affiliate, and other parties throughout North Africa and the Middle East.
Al Qaeda’s “clandestine network in Libya will probably continue to provide critical support to AQIM,” the report reads, “especially with regard to arms procurement and safe passage of militants, which are essential to sustain AQIM’s war in northern Mali.”
The report’s authors warn that Libya “may already have become the favorite destination for would-be jihadists in Syria.” Recruits from north Africa and Europe “are increasingly crossing Libya’s borders on their way to Syria, probably with the blessing of the current Libyan government.” Libya has long been tied to the jihadist network in Syria, as many of the al Qaeda fighters who transited through Syria to fight the US-led coalition in Iraq came from eastern Libya.
Although al Qaeda did not bring the Arab Spring, the terrorist group is seeking to capitalize on it. Al Qaeda “has tried to exploit the ‘Arab Awakening’ in North Africa for its own purposes during the past year,” the report reads.
A clandestine network in Libya is just part of AQSL’s plan.
QATAR FOSTERED AND TOTALLY CONTROLS THE FAKE “SYRIAN UPRISING“:
(just as they did the fake Libyan ‘17 FEBR. 2011′ CIA-sponsored “uprising”)
Related : Qatar bankrolls Syrian ‘revolt’ with cash and arms
A short drive from the rising skyscrapers of Doha’s West Bay, emblems of the once-sleepy Qatari capital’s frenetic growth, the three-starred flag of the Syrian revolution can be seen fluttering over a modern villa guarded by police cars. The villa is the new Syrian Arab Republic embassy in Qatar, representing not the regime of Bashar al-Assad, but opponents fighting for his removal. It is the only such embassy in the world, inaugurated by a Qatari minister two months ago with the usual diplomatic pomp, after hard lobbying by Qatar led the 22-member Arab League to hand over Syria’s seat to the opposition.
The diplomats working inside have recourse to neither a government nor a bureaucracy to serve Syrians abroad, lacking even the means to renew a passport. “Maybe soon,” mutters a hopeful junior diplomat. But Qatar is not a country that allows details to get in the way of ambition.
Yet, as the Arab world’s bloodiest uprising grinds on into its third year, Qatar finds itself pulled into a complicated and fractured conflict, the outcome of which has a decreasing ability to influence, while simultaneously becoming a high-profile scapegoat for participants on both sides. Among the Syrian regime’s numerous but fragmented opponents the small Gulf state evokes a surprisingly ambivalent – and often overtly hostile – response.
In the shell-blasted areas of rebel-held Syria, few appear to be aware of the vast sums that Qatar has contributed – estimated by rebel and diplomatic sources to be about $1bn, but put by people close to the Qatar government at as much as $3bn. However, a perception is taking root among growing numbers of Syrians that Qatar is using its financial muscle to develop networks of loyalty among rebels and set the stage for influence in a post-Assad era. “Qatar has a lot of money and buys everything with money, and it can put its fingerprints on it,” says a rebel officer from the northern province of Idlib interviewed by the FT.
Khalid al-Attiyah, Qatar’s minister of state for foreign affairs, and the point man on Syria, dismisses this criticism as nothing more than noise. “We’re a state, we’re mature … If we were concerned about what people say, we wouldn’t be here today and Qatar wouldn’t be as prosperous.” But Qatar’s role in Syria seems uncharacteristically prominent for a country that lacks the diplomatic experience and traditional heavyweight status of a more discreet Saudi Arabia.
To some extent, the fact that Qatar is so exposed reflects the reluctance of western governments to intervene in Syria. However, for Qatar, Syria is also the culmination of an opportunistic foreign policy which saw Doha become the unlikely backer of other Arab revolts in north Africa – and a friend of those who emerge as winners, in most cases Islamists.
Qatar’s ruling family, the al-Thanis, have no ideological or religious affinity with the Islamists – they are simply not choosy about the beliefs held by useful friends. Qatar has supported the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Tunisia’s Islamist al-Nahda party, which won the first elections after the popular revolts. Some politicians in the region believe the emir is trying to position himself as the “Islamist [Gamal] Abdel Nasser”, as one Arab politician put it, referring to the late Egyptian president and the Arab world’s only true pan-Arab leader.
Most of Doha’s neighbours in the Gulf are hostile to the Islamist trend in the region, but this is of little consequence to a state that takes pleasure in being contrarian. Nor are the al-Thanis embarrassed by the contradictions of an autocracy cheerleading for revolution. “The Qataris say if there’s a tsunami coming your way you ride it, not let it hit you,” says a western diplomat describing Qatar’s attitude towards Islamists.
It is this kind of dynamism and risk-taking at an executive level that has enabled Doha to act as a regional power only a few years after being a diplomatic nobody. But the military stalemate of the Syrian uprising, in which more than 70,000 people have died, has also revealed the recklessness and political impotence that ultimately undermine Qatar’s objectives.
“The Qataris are overextended – their system runs on a few people at the top, and there isn’t much in terms of a bureaucracy,” comments another diplomat. In the case of Syria, those key players have been the emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, his son and crown prince, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, the prime minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim, plus Attiyah, the minister for foreign affairs.
As the Qataris have attempted to unite the political opposition by championing the formation of the Syrian National Coalition (the main front) they have been accused of dividing it – just as their efforts to shape a fragmented rebel army into a more coherent form by helping to unify the brigades under one command have contributed to its incoherence.
Not all of the criticism is fair. Partly it is driven by the irritation of many Arabs, at both state and street level, with what they see as an ambitious, nouveau riche state overreaching itself. “You can criticise them for hijacking the opposition but who else is helping?” acknowledges an independent-minded Syrian opposition member who, like many others in the region who were interviewed for this article, requested anonymity.
But the disapproval levelled at Qatar is pervasive. A senior rebel commander who has dealt with the Qataris suggests that Doha should look long and hard at why its role has also sparked so much animosity. “After two years it is time for everyone involved in Syria to review their actions and engage in self-correction,” he says.
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For Sheikh Hamad, the 61-year-old emir who has ruled Qatar since 1995 after deposing his father, the road to Damascus has involved a spectacular U-turn. It wasn’t long ago that Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma were regular visitors to Doha, as guests of the emir and his second wife, Sheikha Moza. Qatari institutions were big investors in Syria, with a $5bn joint holding company set up in 2008 to develop everything from power stations to hotels. The emir also championed the international rehabilitation of Assad during his gradual ostracisation by the US, Europe and his Arab peers; Sheikh Hamad was instrumental in restoring Syrian relations with France in the years before the uprising, when he counted the former president Nicolas Sarkozy as a friend. Back then Syria was part of an alliance – with Iran and Lebanon’s Hizbollah – that seemed on the ascendant, and Qatar, with typical pragmatism and opportunism, saw a chance to ride the wave as well as to moderate Assad’s policies.
When the Syrian revolt erupted in March 2011, Qatar, like Turkey, reacted cautiously; Al Jazeera, the Qatari-owned television channel, was criticised for downplaying the first protests. Behind the scenes, both the emir and crown prince Sheikh Tamim advised Assad against a military solution. But when prime minister Hamad bin Jassim went to visit Assad a month after the outbreak of protests, it became clear to Qatar that the Syrian hardman wanted “to kill people”, as bin Jassim recently recalled at a Brookings Institution meeting.
One person who influenced the emir’s thinking at the time is Azmi Bishara, a prominent former Arab Israeli MP, exiled in Qatar (like many other Arab dissidents) after the Israeli government accused him of passing information to the Lebanese group Hizbollah during Israel’s onslaught on Lebanon in 2006 – a charge Bishara denies.
An adviser to the emir and the crown prince, Bishara has become something of a court intellectual in Doha. He is said to have been involved in the formation of the Syrian National Coalition, now the main opposition umbrella group, and to have been used to “test” opposition figures. He, too, had known Bashar al-Assad well, but then became an avid enthusiast of Arab revolts and the people’s thirst for democracy. Writing in July 2011, Bishara said that Assad could have stayed in power had he led the reforms that people wanted: “The regime chose not to change, and so the people will change it.” (Bishara was not available for comment.)
Although the emir did not make his position public until Saudi Arabia broke its silence over Syria in August 2011, the conviction took hold in Qatar throughout that bloody first summer that Syria’s was as much a revolution as anywhere else in the region. Following the pattern of the other Arab uprisings, Qatar’s instinct was to bet on the opposition. In January 2012, the emir told a US television network that Arab troops should be sent to Syria “to stop the killings”.
Doha’s leaders were particularly emboldened by the revolt in Libya, where Qatar had played the lead Arab role in the Nato-led intervention. Although they knew that Assad’s downfall would not be as easy as Muammer Gaddafi’s, they expected western partners would eventually step in on the side of the opposition. One senior Qatari official suggested in late 2012 that Syria would go the way of Libya, but over a much longer term. Assad’s removal, after all, served the strategic purpose of weakening Iran, his closest regional ally. So far at least, this gamble has proved a miscalculation. “We didn’t want to take the lead. We begged a lot of countries to start to take the lead and we’ll be in the back seat. But we find ourselves in the front seat,” lamented prime minister bin Jassim recently.
Even within the Arab world, Qatar found much stronger resistance to action than was the case with Libya. “Before we get disappointed by the west, we should ask ourselves as an Arab nation what we’ve done – it [Syria] is an Arab issue in the first place,” says Attiyah, the minister for foreign affairs.
In the years before the Arab uprisings, Qatar had cultivated its role as a mediator, capable of talking to all sides on the divisions that polarised the Middle East. It hosted the US’s biggest military air base in the region, while maintaining cordial relations with Iran; it held contacts with Israel while simultaneously backing the Palestinian group Hamas and Lebanon’s Hizbollah. On Syria, Qatar soon emerged as one of the few angry voices at Arab summits, pushing for a tougher line. “In Syria, Qatar became an active protagonist,” says a western diplomat. Having worked to become a kind of Norway of the Gulf, he adds, it also wanted to be “the Gulf version of the UK and France, and you can’t be both at the same time”.
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Ahfad al-Rasoul is a source of envy among other brigades fighting in Syria. A relatively new player put together from several fighting groups, it is often linked to the gas riches of Qatar. Ahfad al-Rasoul is one of the few fighting coalitions in Syria that can be considered “effective”, boasts Khaled, a smartly dressed, laptop-carrying “liaison” officer for the group, interviewed by the FT in southern Turkey, near the Syrian border.
Not so, says Abu Samer, a commander from a rival group, who complains about shortages of weapons and ammunition. “If I was getting 15 per cent of what they’re getting, I’d do a lot,” he grumbles. Though Khaled insists his battalion’s good fortunes are thanks to a mix of funding sources, others such as Abu Samer see the hand of Qatar at work.
Supporting the armed rebellion was the inevitable next stage of Qatar’s deepening involvement in Syria. By early 2012, as peaceful protests gave way to an armed opposition, Qatar was scouring around for light weaponry, buying arms in Libya and in eastern European states, and flying them to Turkey, where intelligence services helped deliver them across the border. At first, say people with direct knowledge of the arms shipments, Qatar worked through Turkish intelligence to identify recipients, and then, as Saudi Arabia joined the covert military effort, through Lebanese mediators. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which tracks arms transfers, says that between April 2012 and March this year, more than 70 military cargo flights from Qatar landed in Turkey.
Elizabeth O’Bagy, an analyst at the US Institute for the Study of War, which has published extensive studies of Syria’s fragmented rebel movement, says that as the conflict progressed, the Qataris worked through members of the exiled Muslim Brotherhood to identify rebel factions that should be supported. For example, she says, that is how they linked up with the Farouq brigades, one of the largest and more mainstream factions. Meanwhile, opposition sources say the Qataris have also sent their own special forces to find insurgent groups, and people involved in the weapons business say a Qatari general has been the point man on arms deliveries, travelling to the “operations” room that was set up first in Istanbul and then in Ankara.
However, it is difficult to point to rebel brigades that are exclusively Qatari-funded or backed. Ahfad al-Rasoul, for example, is also thought to be receiving support from Saudi Arabia. Equally, the erratic and limited nature of weapons shipments means that even recipients of Qatari support are not always aware of Doha’s role. Mahmoud Marrouch, a young fighter from Liwaa al-Tawhid, the rural Aleppo group that is believed to have been a major recipient of Qatari arms, says Qatar is like the rest of the world – promising weapons but not delivering. What the fighters have, he says, was seized from regime bases, or purchased on the black market. “The Qataris and the Saudis need a green light from America to help us,” he adds.
A rebel leader in the northern Aleppo province, who works with Liwaa al-Tawhid, says he has also received a Saudi intermediary who goes around rebel-held areas distributing funds. “Groups get funding from both Qatar and Saudi Arabia and they deceive sponsors sometimes,” comments O’Bagy. Indeed, if Qatar is, as its detractors say, seeking to build up a proxy force in Syria to implement its regional agenda, it is doing so in an environment which is not conducive to either loyalty or cohesion. With so many different outside sources of sponsorship and no stable organisational structures, rebel groups lurch from alliance to alliance and continually rebrand themselves in the search for support.
Ironically, although the relationship between Riyadh and Doha has long been characterised by mutual suspicion, in many ways they have worked very closely on Syria. However, a crucial division over the Muslim Brotherhood has undoubtedly led to the pursuit of divergent agendas on the Syrian battlefield, with harmful consequences for an opposition in desperate need of unity. For the Saudis, the handful of secular rebel factions, plus the Salafi groups that espouse a stricter Wahabi Islam practised in Saudi Arabia, are vastly preferable to the Brotherhood, a more organised political group and therefore a greater political threat. “The Saudis say ‘No to the Brotherhood,’” says Riad al-Shaqfa, the leader of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood. Qataris, on the other hand, are “playing a positive role”, though Shaqfa insists that his group’s funding is from its own members, not from Doha.
Khalid al-Attiyah denies any tensions with Saudi Arabia, saying co-operation is much closer than people assume, with daily consultations. However, rebel sources and analysts say that by September last year, the rivalry had intensified to the point where the Qataris and Saudis were creating separate military alliances and structures. As complaints poured in from opposition leaders and western officials, the two states agreed to bring the structures together under the supreme military command, headed by the western-backed general Selim Idriss.
However, commanders who work with Idriss say that neither country is following through with its promise to bolster the supreme military command, instead continuing to work independently. One reason could be that the Gulf states worry that their limited supplies would be distributed too broadly by the supreme command, instead of reaching only the most effective factions.
But the behaviour has bred resentment. “Qatar and Saudi Arabia … are playing out their rivalries here, they are dividing people,” says Abdul Jabbar Akaidi, the head of the Aleppo revolutionary military council. Speaking from one of his bases on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey, he adds: “People will remember those who gave without having an agenda. The Syrians are clever, they know when there is an agenda.”
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By late 2012 a new factor was emerging in Syria, one that had the potential to complicate Qatar’s relationship with the west. The extremist group Jabhat al-Nusrah was gaining ground, playing a prominent role in dislodging the regime from military facilities in northern Syria. In December, the US felt sufficiently alarmed to add Nusrah to its global terrorist list.
Concerned that Qatar’s level of tolerance for radical Islamists was higher than theirs, western governments also wanted safeguards in place to ensure that weapons did not end up in the hands of jihadi groups like Nusrah. The problem, says one former senior US official, was that “the Qataris felt it didn’t matter who you give to, what’s important is to bring down Bashar.”
According to him, the objective in Washington became “to keep the Qataris from doing whatever they want”. So the US instituted a “consultative process”. Two “operations” rooms that oversee weapons deliveries were set up, one in Turkey, the other, more recently, in Jordan. They include representatives from nearly a dozen countries. The Qataris, says the former US official, were co-operative.
Yet allegations that the Qataris have – directly or indirectly – helped Jabhat al-Nusrah have not gone away. At least one Arab government recently said as much, although experts on jihadi movements say the extremist group’s funding comes from al-Qaeda in Iraq and from private donors in the Gulf, not from governments.
Yet even with the “consultative process” in place, leakage might be inevitable, whether through the funding of rebels or through the massive charitable contributions from the Gulf that reach Syria. “Because the Free Syrian Army [FSA] groups work so closely with non-FSA groups these weapons are spreading just because they are fighting side by side – and maybe the groups trade arms with each other as well,” says Eliot Higgins, who examines and records weapons used in the Syrian conflict on his well-followed Brown Moses blog.
Attiyah says Doha has never backed Nusrah, and blames the international community’s inaction on Syria for allowing it to flourish. “Is it the Security Council’s delay in taking a firm resolution against Bashar al-Assad and his regime that has made [Nusrah] emerge? In my opinion, yes,” he says. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim, the prime minister, is even more dismissive of allegations of Qatari support for extremists, joking in his Brookings presentation that such rumours are spread by jealous neighbours to tease Qatar.
Beneath the quips, however, are signs that Qatar’s influence over military supplies to the rebellion may be waning, as its role in weapons deliveries takes second place to that of Saudi Arabia. Riyadh has more developed networks to source weapons and it has been working closely with Jordan to bolster rebel groups in southern Syria that are not tied to Nusrah.
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Many Syrians have probably never heard of Mustafa Sabbagh, though he is considered the most powerful man in the political opposition. The owner of a building material and contracting company, the 48-year-old secretary-general of the National Coalition lived in Saudi Arabia for much of the past decade. He doesn’t make many speeches, or issue statements, but he does oversee the coalition’s budget, to which the Qataris are the biggest donors, and is responsible, as one western official says, “for writing the cheques”. While seen by both friends and detractors as a shrewd man who appealed to Qatar officials’ business-minded attitude, Sabbagh has come under criticism for supposedly using his position to control the opposition and further Qatari influence.
Tensions between him and some of the secular members of the coalition exploded into the open recently after the controversial election of an interim prime minister, Ghassan Hitto, in March. The row over Hitto’s appointment was so bitter it caused tension between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and pushed the Saudis to become more active in opposition politics, which they had largely left to the Qataris. According to pro-Saudi opposition figures, negotiations are now under way to resolve the dispute.
Qatar’s involvement with Syria’s political opposition has generated even more controversy than its support of rebel groups. The dissidents are a fractious assortment of cliques, but they play an important role in shaping international policy. While it was Turkey that helped form the first credible opposition umbrella group, the Syrian National Council [SNC], in August 2011, Qatar quickly embraced it and contributed to its funding. The SNC, however, fell victim to infighting, which gave the Muslim Brotherhood, the only organised bloc within it, the greatest influence. As secular voices began dropping out of the SNC, western nations, led by the US, pressured the Qataris to help form a broader opposition based on an initiative proposed by Riad Seif, a well-respected Syrian dissident. The new body, the National Coalition, was announced in Doha in November 2012.
It was no secret that Qatari officials were less convinced of the need to improve the SNC. Their view appeared to be that dominance of the Muslim Brotherhood was neither as great as claimed, nor an issue. A former US official who tracked the process of the creation of the coalition said dealing with the Qataris at the time was like a “war of attrition”.
However, claims of Qatari dominance of the opposition persisted, even after the coalition was created. True, the Muslim Brotherhood was no longer the main component, but a new bloc of more than a dozen members, brought in by Sabbagh as representatives of local communities in Syria, sparked new disagreements. It was seen as another bloc that was loyal to Qatar.
Each of these members was supposed to represent a local council in Syria’s different provinces, and together the councils received $8m from Qatar soon after the formation of the coalition. Qatar was also the first – and possibly the only – country to provide funding for the coalition budget, to the tune of $20m, and it delivered the first $10m out of a pledged $100m package for the organisation’s new (so-called) “humanitarian assistance unit”. (HAH!)
In an interview with the FT, Sabbagh said that the Qatar label that has stuck to him is inaccurate and unfair. Peppering his words with praise for Saudi Arabia’s contribution to the Syrian cause, he says his relationship with Qatar is confined to what he calls “logistics” support for a business forum that he founded after the revolt against Assad broke out. The forum had mobilised funds from merchants inside and outside Syria to support the Free Syrian Army. Sabbagh insists that the representatives of local councils that he invited into the coalition were an attempt, even if imperfect, to raise the representation of people inside the country in the main opposition front. “It’s inevitable [that there should be controversy about them] because there are no elections. It was an experience that needed maturing,” he says.
Attiyah, meanwhile, says he has no closer relationship with Sabbagh than anyone else in the coalition. He also points out that the coalition with its various components, including the local representatives, was not created by Qatar alone but with the help and blessing of Arab and western officials.
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VIDEO: OBAMA CHARGED WITH WAR CRIMES
In 2008, the Left embraced the embodiment of the anti-war movement, Barack Hussein Obama. Obama’s anti-war shock troops put away their “Bush is a War Criminal” signs and replaced them with “Change You Can Believe In.” The Pied Piper blew into his flute, and his glassy-eyed supporters followed him into oblivion.
The result of a zombie nation voting for “Change You Can Believe In?” The Middle East is seething with the ” ‘Muslim Brotherhood” vying with their al-Qaeda wing for power.
(THIS IS THE BIG PROBLEM with so-called “representative” ‘Democracy’: IT JUST IS NOT real democracy because elite factions can easily control all the power, and give nothing to the people…Only the DIRECT DEMOCRACY of a Jamahiriya, incorporating the THIRD UNIVERSAL THEORY as outlined by Muammar al-Qathafi, came be termed TRUE-DEMOCRACY.)
BASTARDS RIDE THE MILL WITH NOW US-CONGRESSIONAL BACKING!!!
Guardian: Obama administration authorization is obtained on the so-called war of terrorism from Congress
By News on Friday, 17 مايو, 2013 | 17:19
The Gaddafi International News Agency – Agencies.
According to British newspaper The Guardian today that the Committee for the Defense within the U.S. Senate (Congress) gave permission for the administration of President Barack Obama’s war on the so-called terrorism in a period ranging from 10 to 20 years old.
newspaper added that the war will include several countries that activates the al-Qaeda, including Mali and Libya and Syria, where there are Front victory. This decision comes after the operations undertaken by the United States in its war on so-called terrorism since 2001 and the death of Usama bin Laden to be expanding the war to enter the Middle East and North Africa, where increased al-Qaeda and rolled threats to Western interests.
The people of the usa have no more excuses to blame their government now–
The House (people’s division of the Yankee Government) just gave USA full permission to intervene in Libya and elsewhere.
Read this design of green الكسوفي ((legend Green)) to all honest Great Jamahiriya and the green flag lovers ..
And to the traitors and agents of the Jews and supporters …. Hope Otnal like I Publishing
Aena Sthrbun .. Aena Sthrbun clients of the Jews and supporters:
Traitors Alalqmyin with spies and Western intelligence:
you say, it is not the American People’s fault?…How else did these monsters get into power? and Congress is elected by the people!!!So Americans ARE RESPONSIBLE and it is true what Muammar said: “THE CONDEMNATION OF GOD is UPON AMERICA:“The CNN REPORT ends with” the groups of U.S. special forces already exist in parts of North Africa with the aim of collecting information in preparation to carry out the attack under any circumstances the issuance of orders…”
arabic.cnn.comكشفت مصادر أمنية لـCNN أن القوات الأمريكية وضعت عدة خطط تهدف إلى اعتقال المتورطين بالهجوم على القنصلية الأمريكية في مدينة بنغازي الليبية أو قتلهم، وذلك عبر مجموعة متنوعة من الإجراءات، بينها نقل قوات أمريكية برية إلى داخل ليبيا لتنفيذ العملية.
This past week, the Yankees blocked off the Tripoli International Airport Road, entered into skirmiches with the Zentan Secuity there, and were bombing the Airport to get rid of the Zintani Airport Security and have MISURATA Militias take over… They already have been terrorising the cities of Tripoli and Benghazi:all under the pretext of “getting the murderers of their Benghazi Ambassador and his 3 assistants on 11 SEPT 2012.” !!!
America’s “War on Terrorism”: The Truth will Prevail
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, 18 May 2013
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the complex web of deceit aimed at luring the American people and the rest of the world into accepting a military solution which threatens the future of humanity
America’s “War on Terrorism”
by Michel Chossudovsky
“The livelihood of millions of people throughout the World is at stake. It is my sincere hope that the truth will prevail and that the understanding provided in this detailed study will serve the cause of World peace. This objective, however, can only be reached by revealing the falsehoods behind America’s “War on Terrorism” and questioning the legitimacy of the main political and military actors responsible for extensive war crimes.”
–Prof. Michel Chossudovsky
Michel Chossudovsky blows away the smokescreen put up by the mainstream media, that 9/11 was an attack on America by “Islamic terrorists”. Through meticulous research, the author uncovers a military-intelligence ploy behind the September 11 attacks, and the cover-up and complicity of key members of the Bush Administration.
… the use of 9/11 as a pretext for the invasion and illegal occupation of Iraq, the militarization of justice and law enforcement and the repeal of democracy.
According to Chossudovsky, the “war on terrorism” is a complete fabrication based on the illusion that one man, Osama bin Laden, outwitted the $40 billion-a-year American intelligence apparatus. The “war on terrorism” is a war of conquest. Globalization is the final march to the “New World Order”, dominated by Wall Street and the U.S. military-industrial complex.
September 11, 2001 provides a justification for waging a war without borders. Washington’s agenda consists in extending the frontiers of the American Empire to facilitate complete U.S. corporate control, while installing within America the institutions of the Homeland Security State.
The Anti-Globalization Movement and the World Social Forum. Is “Another World” Possible?Global Research, May 15, 2013Url of this article:
The World Social Forum operating under the banner of “Another World is Possible” was founded in 2001 at its inaugural venue of Porto Alegre. Brazil.
From the outset in 2001, the WSF has been upheld as an international umbrella representing grassroots people’s organizations, committed to reversing the tide of globalization. Its stated intent is to challenge corporate capitalism and its dominant neoliberal economic agenda.
The World Social Forum at its inaugural meeting defined itself as a counter-offensive to the World Economic Forum (WEF) of business leaders and politicians which meets annually in Davos, Switzerland. The 2001 Porto Alegre WSF was held simultaneously with that of the WEF in Davos.
Yet upon careful review, the WSF –rather than effectively confronting the economic and financial elites– actually serves their interests.
From the outset in 2001, the World Social Forum was funded by governments and corporate foundations, including the Ford Foundation which has ties to US intelligence.
The anti-globalization movement is opposed to Wall Street and the Texas oil giants controlled by Rockefeller, et al. Yet the foundations and charities of Ford, Rockefeller et al will generously fund progressive anti-capitalist networks as well as environmentalists (opposed to Wall Street and Big Oil) with a view to ultimately overseeing and shaping their various activities.
The mechanisms of “manufacturing dissent” require a manipulative environment, a process of arm-twisting and subtle co-optation of a small number of key individuals within “progressive organizations”, including anti-war coalitions, environmentalists and the anti-globalization movement. Many leaders of these organizations have in a sense betrayed their grassroots.
Tunis: This Year’s World Social Forum
The World Social Forum gathered this year in Tunis. The March 26-30, 2013 venue included more than 50,000 participants from NGOs and people’s organizations from around the World. More than 4000 organizations from 127 countries were represented.
Members of the WSF International Council meets Tunisia’s interim Prime Minister Ali Larayedh
The International Council of the World Social Forum meets in downtown Tunis. (WNV/Marisa Holmes)
Opening Tunis WSF Rally on March 26, 2013
Many important issues were debated and discussed in separate workshops. The structure of the program –which included more than 1000 separate sessions– was that of a mosaic of different and separate initiatives. http://www.fsm2013.org/programme/27/1
impacts of austerity measures in the EU, environment, social justice, women’s rights, global warming, sustainable development, Palestine, the Arab Spring, among other themes
While the thrust invariably consisted in a critique of global capitalism and imperialism, the issue of US-led militarization was not addressed in a meaningful way. An aura of divisiveness prevailed, which was in part the result of the way the program was organized in a multitude of “do it yourself” workshops.
There was no united WSF position against US-NATO led wars, let alone Western intervention with a view to destabilizing sovereign countries. In fact quite the opposite: a session was held on how to overthrow the Syrian government, involving the participation of so-called Leftists:
…[W]hile four Syrian communist and two Kurd organizations discussed future action against the regime, supporters of al-Assad held a rally in the central square. The two groups did not cross paths, so no confrontation took place, but the tension was palpable.
Participants in the debate held by the Syrian communists and Kurds told IPS that they had agreed on a document recognizing the importance of the individual and collective rights of all ethnic groups in Syria, which is especially significant for the Kurds, the largest minority.
They also agreed to hold a day of solidarity with the Syrian uprising, in the first week of May. (See Common Dreams, March 30, 2013)
How US-NATO with the support of Israel, Qatar and Saudi Arabia was waging an undeclared war on Syria was not the object of a cohesive debate. Nor was the issue of Al Qaeda mercenaries funded covertly by Washington and Brussels.
While the “Arab Spring” was put forth as a revolutionary landmark, the US-NATO sponsored armed insurrections in Libya (2011) and Syria (2011-2013) were considered to be part of the “Arab Spring”:
“Now, we are at a crossroads where retrograde and conservative forces want to stop the processes initiated two years ago with the [Arab Spring] uprisings in the Maghreb-Mashreq region that helped to bring down dictatorships and to challenge the neoliberal system imposed on the peoples. These uprisings have spread to all continents of the world inspiring indignation and occupation of public places. (Declaration of the Social Movements Assembly, see full text below)
The uprisings in the “Mashreq” and “Maghreb” referred to in the Final Declaration essentially pertain to Syria, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. The text of declaration is vague. It does not take a position with regard to US-NATO intervention in Libya and Syria.
What the WSF document intimates (by default) is that the US sponsored “Syrian opposition” is “also” a genuine grassroots pro-democracy movement, comparable to that of Egypt. Similarly the Al Qaeda affiliated Libya Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) which led the “Arab Spring” against the government of Muammar Gaddafi is also considered to be a revolutionary force. It should be noted that Libya under Gadaffi was the only country in Africa which rejected the neoliberal economic agenda implemented under the helm of the IMF.
Several workshops on Libya tacitly applauded Western military intervention. A session entitled “Libya’s transition to democracy” focused on “whether Libya was better off without Muammar Gaddafi.” Several “progressive” NGOs and “alternative media” which had supported NATO’s humanitarian bombings against Libya were present in Tunis. No statement as to the criminal nature of NATO’s humanitarian bombing campaign against Libya was made by the WSF.
The Libyan NGOs in attendance were funded by their government and by Western foundations, with the approval of the Libyan Ministry of Culture and Civil Society established in 2011 in the wake of the NATO led military intervention.
Sessions were also held on “political Islam” as part of an anti-imperialist front without addressing the broader issue as to how “Political Islam” was used in the course of The Arab Spring to further the goals of the Imperialist powers. The result was the installation of Islamic governments in Egypt and Tunisia and the reinforcement rather than the repeal of the neoliberal economic policy agenda.
The legitimacy of the US “Global War on Terrorism” is not an object of debate under the auspices of the WSF. Nor is the fact that Washington covertly supported key leaders of the Arab Spring movement, as well as several civil society organizations. The April 6 Movement in Egypt had the support of the US embassy, Kefaya (Enough) was funded by US foundations. Both of these organizations were present at the WSF sessions in Tunis.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks with “Egyptian activists promoting freedom and
democracy”, prior to meetings at the State Department in Washington, DC, May 28, 2009.
Aminata Traoré, the former minister of Culture of the deposed government of Mali, speaking at the World Social Forum in Tunis underscored how military intervention was used to enforce neoliberal economic policy.
Traore stated that: “The war that was imposed today in Mali is not a war of liberation of the Malian people, but a war of plunder of resources.” While addressing the WSF, she deplored that many WSF activists were supportive of France’s intervention.
Generally speaking, an understanding of imperialist wars in support of a neoliberal agenda has over the years not been a central component of the WSF debate. Moreover, many of the participant NGOs are in fact supportive of NATO’s “Responsibility to Protect” Mandate.
The Funding of the World Social Forum
When the WSF was held in Mumbai in 2004, the Indian WSF host committee declined support from the Ford Foundation. This in itself did not modify the WSF’s relationship to the donors. While the Ford foundation formally withdrew, other foundations positioned themselves.
In addition to government support, the WSF has been funded by a consortium of corporate foundations under the advisory umbrella of Engaged Donors for Global Equity (EDGE). This organization, which previously went under the name of The Funders Network on Trade and Globalization (FTNG), has played a central role in the funding of successive WSF venues. From the outset in 2001 it has an observer status on the WSF International Council.
While channeling financial support to the WSF, it acts as a clearing house for major foundations. EDGE describes itself as “a unique and diverse community of donors, foundation officers and advisors across the international philanthropic landscape … with shared commitment to global social change.”
Shortly before the WSF venue in Tunis, EDGE Funders –together with the Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer pour le Progrès de l’Homme (FPH)– convened in Paris a consortium of some two dozen WSF grantmakers. EDGE is also facilitating the presence of these grantmakers at the Tunis venue. (See http://www.edgefunders.org/events/)
In one of its key documents, entitled A Funders Network Alliance In Support of Grassroots Organizing and Movement-Building EDGE acknowledges its support of social movements which challenge “neoliberal market fundamentalism.” including the World Social Forum, established in 2001:
“From the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas (1994) to the Battle in Seattle (1999) to the creation of the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre (2001), the TINA years of Reagan and Thatcher (There Is No Alternative) have been replaced with the growing conviction that “another world is possible.” Counter-summits, global campaigns and social forums have been crucial spaces to articulate local struggles, share experiences and analyses, develop expertise, and build concrete forms of international solidarity among progressive movements for social, economic and ecological justice.”
But at the same time, there is an obvious contradiction: the campaign against neoliberalism is financed by an alliance of donors which includes corporate foundations, firmly committed to the free-market and neoliberal economic policy under the helm of the IMF.
A member of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund is on EDGE’s board of directors. A representative of the Ford Foundation sits on its Conference Program Committee, which defines funding orientations. The Wallace Global Fund which has a working relationship to EDGE, is specialized in providing support to “mainstream” NGOs and “alternative media”, including Amnesty International, Democracy Now.
The Rockefeller Brothers representative –who co-chairs EDGE’s program committee– is Tom Kruse. At the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Kruse is responsible for “Global Governance” under the “Democratic Practice” program. Prior to joining the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Kruse served as an adviser to the Bolivian government of Evo Morales on trade and investment policy, debt relief and macroeconomic reform. Rockefeller Brothers grants to NGOs are approved under the “Strengthening Democracy in Global Governance” program, which is broadly similar to that put forth by the US State Department.
From the standpoint of corporate donors including the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, “investing in the WSF” constitutes a profitable undertaking. It ensures that activism remains within the confines of constructive dialogue and critique rather than confrontation. Any deviation immediately results in the curtailment of donor funding:
“Everything the [Ford] Foundation did could be regarded as “making the World safe for capitalism”, reducing social tensions by helping to comfort the afflicted, provide safety valves for the angry, and improve the functioning of government (McGeorge Bundy, National Security Advisor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson (1961-1966), President of the Ford Foundation, (1966-1979))
The limits of social dissent are thereby determined by the “governance structure” of the WSF, which was tacitly agreed upon with the funding agencies at the outset in 2001.
The WSF has no leaders. All the events are “self-organized”. The structure of debate and activism is part of an an “open space” (See y Francine Mestrum, The World Social Forum and its governance: a multi-headed monster, CADTM, 27 April 2013, http://cadtm.org/The-World-Social-Forum-and-its ).
This compartmentalized structure is an obstacle to the development of a meaningful and articulate mass movement. It indelibly serves the interests of those who fund the WSF including the tax free foundations and the governments.
How best to control grassroots dissent against global capitalism?
Make sure that their leaders can be easily co-opted and that the rank and file will not develop “forms of international solidarity among progressive movements” (to use EDGE’s own words), which in any meaningful way might undermine the interests of corporate capital.
The mosaic of separate workshops, the relative absence of plenary sessions, the creation of divisions within and between social movements, not to mention the absence of a cohesive platform against US-NATO humanitarian interventions, in Syria, Libya and Mali: all of these are part of a strategy to “manufacture dissent”
“The limits of dissent” are established by the foundations and governments which ultimately finance this multimillion dollar venue. The financing is twofold:
1. Core financing of the WSF Secretariat and the Costs of the WSF venue.
2. Many of the constituent NGOs which participate in the venue are recipients of donor and/or government support.
What ultimately prevails is a ritual of dissent which does not threaten the New World Order. Those who attend the WSF from the grassroots are often misled by their leaders. Activists who do not share the WSF consensus will ultimately be excluded:
“By providing the funding and the policy framework to many concerned and dedicated people working within the non-profit sector, the ruling class is able to co-opt leadership from grassroots communities, … and is able to make the funding, accounting, and evaluation components of the work so time consuming and onerous that social justice work is virtually impossible under these conditions” (Paul Kivel, You Call this Democracy, Who Benefits, Who Pays and Who Really Decides, 2004, p. 122 )
“Another World is Possible” is nonetheless an important concept, which characterizes the struggle of the peoples movements against global capitalism as well as the commitment of thousands of activists who participated in the WSF.
It cannot, however, be achieved under the auspices of the WSF which from the outset was funded by global capitalism and organized in close liaison with its corporate and government donors.
The important question for activists:
Is it possible to build “an Alternative” to global capitalism, which challenges the hegemony of the Rockefellers et al and then ask the Rockefellers et al to foot the bill?
Declaration of the Social Movements Assembly – World Social Forum 2013, 29 March 2013, Tunisia
As the Social Movements Assembly of the World Social Forum of Tunisia, 2013, we are
gathered here to affirm the fundamental contribution of peoples of Maghreb-Mashrek (from
North Africa to the Middle East), in the construction of human civilization. We affirm that
decolonization for oppressed peoples remains for us, the social movements of the world, a
challenge of the greatest importance.
Through the WSF process, the Social Movements Assembly is the place where we come
together through our diversity, in order to forge common struggles and a collective agenda to
fight against capitalism, patriarchy, racism and all forms of discrimination and oppression. We
have built a common history of work which led to some progress, particularly in Latin America,
where we have been able to intervene in neoliberal alliances and to create several alternatives
for just development that truly honors nature.
Together, the peoples of all the continents are fighting to oppose the domination of capital,
hidden behind illusory promises of economic progress and the illusion of political stability.
Now, we are at a crossroads where retrograde and conservative forces want to stop the
processes initiated two years ago with the uprisings in the Maghreb-Mashreq region that
helped to bring down dictatorships and to challenge the neoliberal system imposed on the
peoples. These uprisings have spread to all continents of the world inspiring indignation and
occupation of public places.
People all over the world are suffering the effects of the aggravation of a profound crisis of
capitalism, in which its agents (banks, transnational corporations, media conglomerates,
international institutions, and governments complicit with neoliberalism) aim at increasing
their profits by applying interventionist and neocolonial policies.
War, military occupations, free-trade neoliberal treaties and “austerity measures” are
expressed in economic packages that privatize the common good, and public services, cut
wages and rights, increase unemployment, overload women´s care work and destroys nature.
Such policies strike the richer countries of the North harder and are increasing migration,
forced displacement, evictions, debt, and social inequalities such as in Greece, Cyprus,
Portugal, Italy, Ireland and the Spanish State.
They re-enforce conservatism and the control over women´s bodies and lives. In addition,
they seek to impose “green economy” as a solution to the environmental and food crisis, which
not only exacerbates the problem, but leads to commodification, privatization and
financialization of life and nature.
We denounce the intensification of repression to people´s rebellions, the assassination of the
leadership of social movements, the criminalization of our struggles and our proposals.
We assert that people must not continue to pay for this systemic crisis and that there is no
solution inside the capitalist system! Here, in Tunes, we reaffirm our committment to come
together to forge a common strategy to guide our struggles against capitalism. This is why we,
social movements, struggle:
*Against transnational corporations and the financial system (IMF, WB and WTO),
who are the main agents of the capitalist system, privatizing life, public services and common
goods such as water, air, land, seeds and mineral resources, promoting wars and violations of
human rights. Transnational corporations reproduce extractionist practices endangering life
and nature, grabbing our lands and developing genetically modified seeds and food, taking
away the peoples’ right to food and destroying biodiversity.
We fight for the cancellation of illegitimate and odious debt which today is a global instrument
of domination, repression and economic and financial strangulation of people. We reject free
trade agreements that are imposed by States and transnational corporations and we affirm
that it is possible to build another kind of globalization, made from and by the people, based
on solidarity and on freedom of movement for all the human beings.
[We struggle] for climate justice and food sovereignty, because we know that global climate change is a
product of the capitalist system of production, distribution and consumption. Transnational
corporations, international financial institutions and governments serving them do not want to
reduce greenhouse gases. We denounce “green economy” and refuse false solutions to the
climate crisis such as biofuels, genetically modified organisms and mechanisms of the carbon
market like REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), which
ensnare impoverished peoples with false promises of progress while privatizing and
commodifying the forests and territories where these peoples have been living for thousands of
We defend the food sovereignty and support sustainable peasant agriculture which is the true
solution to the food and climate crises and includes access to land for all who work on it.
Because of this, we call for a mass mobilisation to stop the landgrab and support local
[We struggle] Against violence against women, often conducted in militarily occupied territories, but
also violence affecting women who are criminalized for taking part in social struggles. We fight
against domestic and sexual violence perpetrated on women because they are considered
objects or goods, because the sovereignty of their bodies and minds is not acknowledged. We
fight against the traffic of women, girls and boys.
We defend sexual diversity, the right to gender self-determination and we oppose all
homophobia and sexist violence.
[We fight] For peace and against war, colonialism, occupations and the militarization of our
We denounce the false discourse of human rights defense and fight against fundamentalism,
that often justify these military occupations such as in Haiti, Libya, Mali and Syria. We defend
the right to people’s sovereignty and self-determination such as in Palestine, Western Sahara
We denounce the installation of foreign military bases to instigate conflicts, to control and
ransack natural resources, and to foster dictatorships in several countries.
We struggle for the freedom of organization in trade unions, social movements, associations
and other forms of peaceful resistance. Let’s strengthen our tools of solidarity among peoples
such as boycott, disinvestment and sanctions against Israel and the struggle against NATO and
to ban all nuclear weapons.
*[We struggle] For democratization of mass media and building alternative media, that are
fundamental to overthrow the capitalist logics.
Inspired by the history of our struggles and by the strength of people on the streets, the Social
Movements Assembly call upon all people to mobilize and develop actions – coordinated at
world level – in a global Day of mobilization on the XXXX (day to decide)
Social movements of the world, let us advance towards a global unity to shatter the capitalist
No more exploitation, no more patriarchy, racism and colonialism! Viva la revolution! Long live
the people’s struggle.THE ONLY SOLUTION for our ailing planet is the THIRD UNIVERSAL THEORY of Muammar al-Qathafi.___________________________Under the GREAT JAMAHIRIYA:
- Electricity in Libya was free
- There was no interest on loans, banks in Libya were state-owned and loans were given to all its citizens at zero percent interest by law
- Having a home was considered a human right in Libya
- All newlyweds in Libya received $60,000 dinar (U.S.$50,000) from the government to buy their first apartment
- Education and medical treatments were free in Libya (remember: before Gaddafi only 25% of Libyans were literate; nowadays this is 83%)
- When Libyans wanted to take up farming, they would receive farm land, a farm house, equipment, seeds and livestock to kick start their farms all for free
- When Libyans could not find the education or medical facilities they needed, the government funded them to go abroad; above that they received U.S.$2,300/month for accommodation and car allowance
- When Libyans bought a car, the government subsidized 50% of the price
- The price of petrol in Libya was $0.14 per liter
- Libya had no external debt
- When a Libyan was unable to get employment after graduation, the government would pay the average salary of the profession, as if he or she was employed, until employment was found
- A portion of every Libyan oil sale was credited directly to the bank accounts of all Libyan citizens
- A mother who gave birth to a child received U.S.$5,000
- Food was subsidized: 40 loaves of bread in Libya cost $0.15
- 25% of Libyans have a university degree
- Gaddafi carried out the world’s largest irrigation project, known as the Great Manmade River project, to make water readily available throughout the desert country.
(SUMERIZED BY Gerald A. Perreira)
The Green Book proposes many People’s Committees, which make and implement collective decisions in accordance with a set of general guidelines. Thus the decisions are made by the people who will be affected and who are genuinely concerned with the outcome. Only those decisions which must be implemented uniformly on a broader scale are handled at a higher level: the Popular Congresses.
Other important topics of the Green Book are:
- Political parties are undemocratic because their members are coerced to share similar views, even when those views differ from their own better judgment and from the demands of those whom they represent
- Laws should be drafted and enforced by consensus, not by a dedicated branch of government
- All forms of press should be controlled either by an individual or a group with common interests. It is wrong for the state to control the press, and it is also wrong for corporations to control the press, because both corporate and state media cannot honestly represent the views of all of the people in that society
- Workers should be partners in their workplace, not employees, and people should work to fulfill their needs, not to make profit or exploit others- Land is owned equally by everyone and is used temporarily by people according to their needs, such as farming, shelter, leisure and so on
- Members of a household should take responsibility for their own chores and should not employ an outsider to do the work they consider to be beneath them
- Education is not a formal but a human process. It is the process of learning and development, regardless of exactly where and how it happens. Knowledge should be freely available to everyone in whatever form is most appropriate to each individual.