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Who’s Bombing Libya? » CounterPunch

Who’s Bombing Libya? » CounterPunch | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

In the bizarro world which is the Middle East these days, nothing is more bizarre than the repeated bombing of Libya by parties unknown. There were off-and-on aerial attacks in the eastern part of the country – Benghazi, Derna, Ajdabiyah – last spring which were believed to have been carried out by one of the contending parties in the civil war raging in Libya, but lately there have been a number of attacks in the west, around Tripoli, which no one has taken the credit – or blame – for.

The attacks in the east are attributed to remnants of the Libyan air force under the command of a dissident general from the Qaddafi era, Khalifa Haftar. Haftar spent the last couple of decades prior to NATO’s aggression against Libya ensconced in McLean, Virginia, where he would take his kids trick-or-treating down the street at his neighbor’s place: CIA Headquarters (got some treats for himself there as well no doubt). He now leads one of the umpteen militias competing for power in Libya. He calls his campaign “Operation Dignity” and has won the support of the more secular, Western-oriented players in Libyan politics.

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Rebels in Libya hunt Gaddafi’s loyalists

A European Court has ordered that Muammar Gaddafi's cousin be removed from a sanction list.
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Islamic State and the policy of the West by Boris Dolgov

Islamic State and the policy of the West by Boris Dolgov | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
RELATED POSTSTurkey: Taking a Risk With the U.S. In SyriaHow The West Created ISIS (I)ISIS and Regional Geo PoliticsHow The West Created ISIS (II)The Sectarian War at Hand: Redrawing the Middle East AgainWhy it’s OK to arm ‘MODERATE’ jihadists in Syria Comments comments
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Truth Rocks »» Russia Moves to Extend Control of Media

Truth Rocks »» Russia Moves to Extend Control of Media | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Lawmakers passed a preliminary bill limiting foreign ownership of media outlets, which would force several publications to change ownership or close.
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Libya: Assassinations May Be Crimes Against Humanity | Human Rights Watch

Libya: Assassinations May Be Crimes Against Humanity | Human Rights Watch | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
(Beirut) – An assassination spree between September 18 and 20, 2014, left at least 14 people dead in some of the bloodiest days this year in the eastern city of Benghazi.
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Barack Obama on Airstrikes in Syria, by Barack Obama

Barack Obama on Airstrikes in Syria, by Barack Obama | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Good morning, everybody. Last night, on my orders, America's armed forces began strikes against ISIL targets in Syria.
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UK closing in on identity of militant in Isis beheading videos, Philip Hammond says

UK closing in on identity of militant in Isis beheading videos, Philip Hammond says | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Foreign secretary tells CNN intelligence agencies are getting warm as they try to track down man who speaks with British accent Britains intelligence agencies are closing in on the identity of the militant seen in Islamic States beheading videos,...
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US ties itself in legal knots to cover shifting rationale for Syria strikes

US ties itself in legal knots to cover shifting rationale for Syria strikes | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Lawyers use Iraqs right of self-defence and weakness of Syrian regime which US has undermined to justify failure to seek UN approval US government lawyers have invoked Iraqs right to self-defence and the weakness of the Assad regime as twin...
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Syria Becomes the 7th Predominantly Muslim Country Bombed by 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate - The Intercept

Syria Becomes the 7th Predominantly Muslim Country Bombed by 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate - The Intercept | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Empires bomb who they want, when they want, for whatever reason. It seems irrelevant on whom the U.S. wages war; what matters it that it be at war, always and forever.
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SUKANT ON RT DISCUSSING RECENT WAR STRATEGY OF nATO & TURKEY TOWARDS KURDS, SYRIA etc

SUKANT ON RT DISCUSSING RECENT WAR STRATEGY OF nATO & TURKEY TOWARDS KURDS, SYRIA etc | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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Western towns meet over Western Mountain region security - Libya Herald

Western towns meet over Western Mountain region security - Libya Herald | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Western towns meet over Western Mountain region security Libya Herald Delegates from Huwamid, Nalut, Rijban, Rahibat and Zintan met yesterday to work out how to protect the area, as well as bring an end to the months-long fuel crisis and obtain...
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Libyan Islamists push hardline agenda amid the chaos they created - Financial Times

Libyan Islamists push hardline agenda amid the chaos they created - Financial Times | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Libyan Islamists push hardline agenda amid the chaos they created Financial Times But militias led by Islamist hardliners and warlords from the central city of Misurata ignored the results and took over the capital after a bloody offensive against...
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Libya rival backers reject outside interference - KSWO

Libya rival backers reject outside interference - KSWO | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Libya rival backers reject outside interference KSWO The violence, which erupted in July, also forced Libya's elected House of Representatives to convene in the eastern city of Tobruk after Islamist-allied militias seized the capital, Tripoli, and...
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LIBYA - Zintan militia ready for second round - Africa Intelligence (subscription)

LIBYA - Zintan militia ready for second round - Africa Intelligence (subscription) | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
LIBYA - Zintan militia ready for second round Africa Intelligence (subscription) Zintan's leaders – former defence minister Oussama Al Jouili, the city's military commander Abu Salem Abu Sitta and the deputy prime minister in the new government in...
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Obama’s Playstation Bombardiers »« by Pepe Escobar «« CounterPunch:

Obama’s Playstation Bombardiers »« by Pepe Escobar «« CounterPunch: | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The Tomahawks are finally flying again – propelled by newspeak. 42 Tomahawks fired from a Sixth Fleet destroyer parked in Mare Nostrum, plus F-22s raising hell and Hellfires spouted by drones, that’s a neat mini-Shock and Awe to honor Caliph Ibrahim, aka Abu Bakr al -Baghdadi, self-declared leader of Islamic State.

It’s all so surgical. All targets – from ”suspected” weapons depots to the mayor’s mansion in Raqqah (the HQ of The Caliph’s goons) and assorted checkpoints – were duly obliterated, along with “dozens of”, perhaps 120, jihadis.

And praise those “over 40″ (Samantha Power) or “over 50″ (John Kerry) international allies in the coalition of the unwilling; America is never alone, although in this case mightily escorted, de facto, only by the usual Gulf petrodollar dictatorships and the realm of King Playstation, Jordan, all none too keen to engage in “kinetic activities”.
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In war-crime trials, the issue of jurisdiction is paramount - The National

In war-crime trials, the issue of jurisdiction is paramount - The National | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The National In war-crime trials, the issue of jurisdiction is paramount The National As the UN General Assembly opens, representatives of 12 governments are due to meet to discuss how those accused of atrocities in Syria and Iraq can be tried,...
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Libya: In Search of a Leviathan - War on the Rocks

Libya: In Search of a Leviathan - War on the Rocks | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
War on the Rocks
Libya: In Search of a Leviathan
War on the Rocks
The Dignity coalition contains forces from the Qaa Qaa Brigade, which is a hybrid militia, composed mostly of fighters from the city of Zintan.
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Sirte resident murdered in front of the university - Libya Herald

Sirte resident murdered in front of the university - Libya Herald | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Sirte resident murdered in front of the university
Libya Herald
One man was shot dead and another wounded in an attack in front of the University of Sirte yesterday morning. Unidentified attackers gunned down and killed Khaled Dawi Gaddafi.
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180 pro-Haftar militants killed - Middle East Monitor

180 pro-Haftar militants killed - Middle East Monitor | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Middle East Monitor
180 pro-Haftar militants killed
Middle East Monitor
Sources said that 10 of those killed were from Al-Zintan and most of the others were African mercenaries.
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Who are the al-Qaida-linked Khorasan group the US is targeting in Syria?

Who are the al-Qaida-linked Khorasan group the US is targeting in Syria? | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
US state department says operations targeted network of seasoned veterans tasked with preparing attacks on the west High on Tuesdays target list for the US-led air strikes in Syria was a little-known group of experienced militants linked to...
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US and NATO murder Muammar Gaddafi - World Socialist Web Site

US and NATO murder Muammar Gaddafi - World Socialist Web Site | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The savage killing Thursday of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi served to underscore the criminal character of the war that has been prosecuted by the US and NATO over the past eight months.
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LOL »» Less than Portugueses? Only 20 to 30 Americans fighting for jihadist groups in Syria, US official says

LOL »» Less than Portugueses? Only 20 to 30 Americans fighting for jihadist groups in Syria, US official says | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Senior administration official says only a fraction of some 100 Americans fight for Isis, while al-Qaida in Yemen poses biggest US threat The US government believes there are 20 to 30 Americans currently fighting in Syria for the panoply of...
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Libyan Displaced Receive Emergency Aid - Voice of America

Libyan Displaced Receive Emergency Aid - Voice of America | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Voice of America
Libyan Displaced Receive Emergency Aid
Voice of America
It arrived Monday in the towns of Zintan, Gharyan and Tarhuna – south of Tripoli -- with 13-hundred food rations and hygiene kits.
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Tribesmen fight security forces in southern Libya - Times of Malta

Tribesmen fight security forces in southern Libya - Times of Malta | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Tribesmen fight security forces in southern Libya
Times of Malta
Rival militias from Zintan, who have been expelled from Tripoli by Misrata's forces, control pipelines coming from the two southern oilfields of El Sharara and El Feel.
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Exclusive: Libya asks chemical weapons watchdog to remove stockpile - sources

Exclusive: Libya asks chemical weapons watchdog to remove stockpile - sources | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Libya has asked the global chemical weapons watchdog to draw up plans to ship a stockpile of 850 tonnes of chemicals overseas due to deteriorating security, sources have told Reuters.Diplomats (RT @HafedAlGhwell: remember when...
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