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The Death of Gaddafi – Sirt is the winning work in the show #Art #Exposition #Sirte #Libya #Gaddafi #Gallery

The Death of Gaddafi – Sirt is the winning work in the show #Art #Exposition #Sirte #Libya #Gaddafi #Gallery | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
A detailed art work depicting a wrecked street in Libya during the final days of Gaddafi’s regime is the highlight of a new exhibition in Leamington. Julie Chamberlain reports
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TRIPOLI, Libya: Correction: Libya story - World Wires - MiamiHerald.com

TRIPOLI, Libya: Correction: Libya story - World Wires - MiamiHerald.com | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
In a June 20 story about Libya, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Human Rights Watch said international law requires countries to only apply the death penalty to severe cases.
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A HERO! »» On NSA disclosures, has Glenn Greenwald become something other than a reporter?

A HERO! »» On NSA disclosures, has Glenn Greenwald become something other than a reporter? | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Has the Guardian reporter become something other than a journalist with his role in the NSA disclosures?
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Libya key weapons supplier to Syrian militants: Report - Press TV

Libya key weapons supplier to Syrian militants: Report - Press TV | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Press TV Libya key weapons supplier to Syrian militants: Report Press TV The report further noted that Qatari C-17 cargo planes have landed at least three times in Libya this year, including flights from Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli on...
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#LOL »» Libya: In tough times, Benghazi commemorates 'International Day Against Torture' - Why not just stop it?

#LOL  »» Libya: In tough times, Benghazi commemorates 'International Day Against Torture' - Why not just stop it? | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
OMCT World Organisation Against Torture Libya: In tough times, Benghazi commemorates 'International Day Against Torture' OMCT World Organisation Against Torture Benghazi, the birthplace of Libya's February 17th Revolution, is fraught these days...
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‘Snowden exposes criminals, criminals are going for him now’ — RT Op-Edge

‘Snowden exposes criminals, criminals are going for him now’ — RT Op-Edge | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The 29-year-old whistleblower – who was charged with espionage in
the US for revealing secret surveillance programs - arrived in
Moscow from Hong Kong on Sunday.
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The Atlantic Council of Canada » NATO and Mandela’s South Africa: A Complex Relationship #Gaddafi #Mandela

The Atlantic Council of Canada » NATO and Mandela’s South Africa: A Complex Relationship #Gaddafi #Mandela | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The Libyan Connection

Mandela’s personal friendships with both Muammar Gaddafi and Fidel Castro irked the ire of the United States, and NATO as a whole. Libyan forces had helped train Mandela’s African National Congress during their militant days, and their friendship was such that one of Mandela’s grandsons is named Gaddafi. In 1994, still considered a global pariah, Gaddafi was invited to Nelson Mandela’s swearing-in ceremony. Mandela responded to Western criticism of his attendance by telling their leaders to “jump in a pool.” Though he had been out of public life for some time, Mandela spoke out against NATO airstrikes against Libya during the 2011 war.

 

Nelson Mandela and Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi were close friends.

The personal friendship between Mandela and Gaddafi translated into official government policy. Bilateral relations between South Africa and Libya strengthened with the end of Apartheid in 1994. South Africa, hoping to wield its central position in the African Union and strong ties with Libya, was set to send President Jacob Zuma as part of an African Union delegation to broker a peace plan at the onset of the 2011 civil war. As the NATO campaign against Gaddafi began, this plan was scuttled, leading to deep divisions within the AU. The sidelining of the AU peace plan and the overstepped mandate of the Libyan intervention has led to a general sense of betrayal by NATO among South African leaders.

Libya had long been rooted in the African continent, and under Gaddafi, had pursued a bombastic vision of pan-Africanism. Gaddafi was also well-known for referring to himself as the “King of Africa”, and for his grandiose vision of a “United States of Africa.” The Organisation of African Unity’s Sirte Declaration of 1999, held in the Libyan city of Sirte, laid the ground work for the establishment of the African Union in 2002. The organization received nearly a third of its funding from Libya, an estimated $40 million per year. Post-Gaddafi Libya is now firmly oriented towards the Arab World, much to the dismay of South Africa. Attacks on black African migrant workers in Libya further underscore the shift in the new Libya’s orientation. The NATO intervention has led to the loss of not only a key ally of South Africa, but for the efforts of pan-African integration as a whole.

Though deathbed stories of Mandela spring up every time he checks into a hospital, the signs are not entirely bleak: Mandela’s health has steadily recovered in recent days, and is said to be “engaging with his family.” The former President is, however, 94 – an advanced age by any measure. His legacy hangs heavily over all aspects of South African politics, and it remains to be seen which direction a post-Mandela South Africa will take with transatlantic relations.

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UN denounces Libya arrests, torture - Independent Online

UN denounces Libya arrests, torture - Independent Online | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Independent Online UN denounces Libya arrests, torture Independent Online United Nations - The UN Security Council on Friday condemned what it said were arbitrary arrests and torture in Libya as it struggles with a transition to full democracy...
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HRW says 2 Libyan politicians shouldn ' t face death - The State

HRW says 2 Libyan politicians shouldn ' t face death
The State
TRIPOLI, Libya — Libya's prime minister on Thursday told ethnic Africans forced to flee their homes during the country's 2011 civil war to delay their planned return.
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Refugee detention conditions in Libya “deplorable” says Amnesty International - Libya Herald

Refugee detention conditions in Libya “deplorable” says Amnesty International - Libya Herald | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
eNCA Refugee detention conditions in Libya “deplorable” says Amnesty International Libya Herald The research, released yesterday on World Refugee Day, also criticised EU funding programmes designed to help the Libyan authorities to curb illegal...
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RIP Michael Hastings: Journalist who exposed American military killed in car crash — RT USA

RIP Michael Hastings: Journalist who exposed American military killed in car crash — RT USA | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
A hard-hitting journalist, war reporter and author Michael Hastings, whose revelatory article brought down a four-star general, the US military chief in Afghanistan, has died in a car accident in Los Angeles at the age of 33.
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Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and now Syria: Cheer-leading Another ... #Blair

Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and now Syria: Cheer-leading Another ... #Blair | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
“Any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians it is an act of terrorism.” President Barack Obama, April 15th 2013. Having learned nothing from the catastrophes of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, it seems President Obama, the ...
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Pepe Escobar :: Our man in Quito #Snowden #NSA #Russia #Ecuador #HK #US

Pepe Escobar :: Our man in Quito #Snowden #NSA #Russia #Ecuador #HK #US | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

HONG KONG - So it's going to be Our Man in Quito. The narrative may not be as elegant as Graham Greene's, but the plot certainly beats the Bourne trilogy - because it's happening live, in real time, right in front of our eyes.

It takes a former CIA asset to beat US "intelligence" - more like intel deprivation. The story of Edward Snowden's escape from Hong Kong is textbook. This correspondent, at dim sum on Sunday, was alerted by a source; "Get ready for something big; he's leaving soon." That was about 12:30 pm Hong Kong time. In fact Snowden had already flown from Chek Lap Kok on SU 213



bound for Moscow at 11:00 am. But nobody knew it yet. Hong Kong was still digesting the front page of the South China Morning Post displaying yet more devastating evidence of US cyber-spying of China.

By 2:00 pm there was a first, one-line alert from the South China Morning Post; he was on a plane to Moscow. I talked to RT in Moscow; they were stunned and sprang into action. Still total silence from Western corporate media. Then the Post confirmed the breaking news with more detail. Yet it took ages for Reuters to release its first short dispatch - as I had commented on my Facebook page. When the "international community" started to learn about it Snowden was already five hours into his flight.

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Obama is a War Criminal: Clare Daly Speaks for All of Us

Obama is a War Criminal: Clare Daly Speaks for All of Us | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The following is the video, and transcript, of the now famous statement by Irish parliament deputy (TD) Clare Daly of the United Left Alliance, delivered in the Irish Parliament (Oireachtas) on Wed...
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31 die in clashes in Libya - Courier Mail

31 die in clashes in Libya
Courier Mail
CLASHES in Libya's second city of Benghazi between former rebels and anti-militia demonstrators killed at least 31 people and wounded more than 100, the LANA news agency said.
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Who stole the tapes of Gaddafi 's talks with world leaders?


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mcc43's curator insight, June 23, 2013 4:53 PM

Article in Italian, worth reading it, even if the translator


[...]The hunt for the "recordings"  of the Colonel should be initiated in October 2011, when the column of Gaddafi has been located and bombed by two French Rafale fighter.  Gaddafi had been taken alive, but then they shot him the coup de grace. "The impression is that after the first group of rebels has come a second, he knew exactly what to do and had strict orders to eliminate the prisoners," says a confidential source of the Journal that he was engaged in the conflict. The shadow of the French service on the end of Gaddafi is heavy.


[...]The rebels want money and deliver as bait on a cassette, of little importance, which concerns the President of What d'Ivoire. The material is hidden in a secret place. A few months later Albichari claims to have "been betrayed" and dies for a diabetic crisis only 37 years old. Not only the body of Choukri Ghanem, a former Libyan oil minister, keeper of more sensitive information, is found floating in the river Danube in Vienna.


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Pepe Escobar :: Game Set Match: 'US loses as #Snowden slips from their hands'

US whistleblower Edward Snowden is en route to Moscow from Hong Kong on an Aeroflot flight, Hong Kong authorities have confirmed. The US filed an extradition...
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Not Syrian people but militants fighting Assad in Syria - Putin #Syria #FSA

Not Syrian people but militants fighting Assad in Syria - Putin #Syria #FSA | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Speaking at a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin said it is not the people of Syria who are fighting against Assad, but well-armed militants who r
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New US ambassador Deborah Kay Jones arrives in Tripoli - Libya Herald

New US ambassador Deborah Kay Jones arrives in Tripoli - Libya Herald | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Libya Herald New US ambassador Deborah Kay Jones arrives in Tripoli Libya Herald Nine months after the Benghazi murder of US ambassador Chris Stevens and three colleagues in the assault on the American consulate, the new US ambassador Deborah Kay...
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UN Security Council condemns torture, arbitrary arrests in Libya - Press TV

UN Security Council condemns torture, arbitrary arrests in Libya - Press TV | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Press TV UN Security Council condemns torture, arbitrary arrests in Libya Press TV The United Nations Security Council has denounced arbitrary arrests and numerous incidents of torture taking place in Libya since the overthrow of long-time dictator...
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Lawyer for Gaddafi son accuses Libya of defying ICC - Legalbrief (subscription)

Lawyer for Gaddafi son accuses Libya of defying ICC - Legalbrief (subscription) | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
National Turk English Lawyer for Gaddafi son accuses Libya of defying ICC Legalbrief (subscription) The lawyer for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Libya's deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi, has accused Libyan officials of defying the International...
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Pepe Escobar »» Brazil burning: The story of an illusion gone sour — RT Op-Edge

Pepe Escobar »» Brazil burning: The story of an illusion gone sour — RT Op-Edge | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
When, in late 2010, Dilma Rousseff was elected President after eight years of the impossibly popular Lula, a national narrative was already ingrained, stressing that Brazil was not the “country of the future” anymore; the future had arrived, ...
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ALERT »» @huffingtonpost become a BETTER Newspaper today- Guess why? :: The Chimerica Dream

ALERT »» @huffingtonpost become a BETTER Newspaper today- Guess why? :: The Chimerica Dream | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Sun Tzu, the ancient author of The Art of War, must be throwing a rice wine party in his heavenly tomb in the wake of the shirtsleeves California love-in between President Obama and President Xi Jinping.
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