Amid allegations the Conservative government intentionally lowballed the price of the F-35 stealth fighter project, newly released National Defence documents indicate the full cost of last year's Libya mission was nearly $350 million — seven times...
The International Commission of Inquiry on Libya A few initial comments: Tawerghans – to be ‘wiped off the face of the planet’ Mercenaries – a myth No evidence of overall policy of sexual violence Information provided by NATO inadequate Attack on Sirte ‘clearly indiscriminate.’ The current situation in Libya
That’s what the tyrant Gaddafi did for Libya and for Africa.
It did not endear him to the West nor to Islamic fundamentalists and some of the Arab world’s more autocratic and ideologically backward reactionaries.
In the meantime, until America, Britain and France declassify secret intelligence documents detailing the sequence of events leading up to and including the assassination of Colonel Gaddafi -- and they are unlikely to do so in the foreseeable future -- we will never know the full circumstances of the “tyrant’s” capture, torture and execution. In the meantime, the contents of this present article are no less suasive and somewhat more inclusive than what has been selectively spoon-fed to us by the Western mainstream media and by Qatar’s al-Jazeera in their conduct of crimes against reality.
Beyond this hysteria, peace, labor and immigrant rights activists and scholars are gathering in Chicago for the May 18-19 Counter-Summit for Peace and Economic Justice, to present the case against NATO-driven militarism. Here are 10 reasons why:
The U.S./NATO war in Afghanistan must end. Plans to use the summit to ratify fighting in Central Asia until 2024 spells death, suffering and disaster for all involved.
There is an alternative to creating stability in one of the world’s poorest nations: All-party Afghan negotiations — including civil society — and a regional peacemaking process.
Al-BawabaLibya spends JD40m on hotels in JordanAl-BawabaThe Libyan authorities will soon pay the Kingdom's hotels part of their outstanding dues for accommodating Libyan citizens, Libyan Deputy Prime Minister Omar Abdul Karim said on Monday.
/ ALGERIA ISP / Haraka Elmokawama According to Libya, the rebels of Misrata in a large convoy tried to return City Tarhouna. The youth of Tarhouna surrounded and they attacked with RPGs and small arms. Two rebels were killed in Misurata.
The army of the NTC “Darae Libya” launched “Operation Chourouk” to clean the town of Bani Walid and Tarhouna loyalists Qadhafi.
65 Resistant in the city of Mchachiya Laejilates are heading for the town of Bani Walid and Tarhouna to defend the cities against the barbarians of Misurata.
The picture of a rebel city of Khoms that goes to the town of Bani Walid and Tarhouna.
The GREEN Strength is asking the public to be careful in Tarhouna since the rebels have launched 50 Grad rockets and is positioned on the outskirts of Tarhouna. The attack is imminent.
9 pages of Washing Rebels Crimes with PROPAGANDA of SORROW AND JUSTIFCATION. STOP SPOIL REBELS! ( At leats the Crimes are so massive and Brutal they (nyt & media) can't HID it any more! BUT THEY ARE WASHING IT).
Libyan regular army were tortured and brutally murdered on the streets of Benghazi intertwine and bandits who were released from prison in Benghazi Rebels , NATO led, freedom fighters , mercenaries of west are brutal killers.
What about Benghazi? Benghazi is well-known as a hot-bed of religious extremism. The Cyrenaica region has a long Islamist tradition going back to the Senussi brotherhood. Religious fundamentalism is much more evident here than in the western part of the country. Women are completely veiled from head to foot. They cannot drive and their social life is reduced to a minimum. Bearded men predominate. They often have the black mark of piety on their foreheads [the "zebibah," which is formed by repeated prostration during Muslim prayers]. It is a little-known fact that Benghazi has become over the last 15 years the epicenter of African migration to Europe. This traffic in human beings has been transformed into a veritable industry, generating billions of dollars. Parallel mafia structures have developed in the city, where the traffic is firmly implanted and employs thousands of people, while corrupting police and civil servants. It was only a year ago that the Libyan government, with the help of Italy, managed to bring this cancer under control. Following the disappearance of its main source of revenue and the arrest of a number of its bosses, the local mafia took the lead in financing and supporting the Libyan rebellion. Numerous gangs and members of the city's criminal underworld are known to have conducted punitive expeditions against African migrant workers in Benghazi and the surrounding area. Since the start of the rebellion, several hundred migrant workers — Sudanese, Somalis, Ethiopians, and Eritreans — have been robbed and murdered by rebel militias. This fact is carefully hidden by the international media.
"Ian Martin, head of the UN mission to Libya, said good progress was being made toward the country's first democratic election, but militia prisons were one of a number of "serious obstacles" to establishing the rule of law.
"Cases of mistreatment and torture of detainees continue," Martin told the UN Security Council. The UN has raised "deep concern" over the deaths in April of three people at a prison in Misrata which comes under government authority.
There was "credible information" that the deaths were caused by torture and that at least seven other people had been tortured at the same prison, said the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya, or UNSMIL.
There have also been allegations of torture at prisons in Tripoli, Zawiya and Zintan. The UN said in October that 7,000 prisoners, mainly supporters of Muammar Gaddafi, were held by the revolutionary brigades which led the fight to overthrown the late leader last year."
Conference By Glenn Greenwald [Starts 57:46 - End 1:30:19]
"Mr. Greenwald will then contextualize the use of international law and humanitarian intervention to justify U.S. involvement in foreign countries, especially in the Middle East, as well as advance U.S. geo-political strategy in the post-Cold War Era; ..."
Shortly after Abdul-Jalil’s appointment in 2007, the other key player in today’s TNC – President Mahmoud Jibril – was also given a government job in Libya. Jibril was made Head of the National Planning Council and later Head of the National Economic Development Board where, according to the US cables, he too helped to “pave the way” for the privatisation of Libya’s economy and “welcomed American companies”.
The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno Ocampo says his office will investigate alleged crimes committed by NATO during the civil war and intervention in Libya along with those of the Gaddafi regime and the rebels. NO PROBLEM SIR WE CAN START
This is a critique of the rules just laid down for the upcoming elections. Now that "democracy" has come to Libya, the people finally get to chose their leaders. As usual, the field to choose from will be narrowed by many, often invisible, factors. The largest and most important is set up now - no Gaddafi loyalists or anyone connected with the hyper-demonized old system or representing any of its ideals will be allowed. No matter how many people might want it, and perhaps because many will want it, the new leaders so indebted to the West will not allow it. Freedom isn't free and it's also got limits.
In one of the many rooms where detainees are held at Ganfouda detention centre in Libya’s second largest city, Benghazi, Suleiman Mansour*, a young Somali from Mogadishu, spends his days locked up along with 15 other migrants.
/ Head of Libyan Election Committee, who is supposed to be neutral, was telling everywhere that he is a Muslim Brother. #LYELECT / Surprise, the NTC Amnesties Its Own Crimes #lyelec #libya Mark provides invaluable analysis of the new law, distinguishing between “good” amnesties and “bad amnesties” and pointing out that, by any measure, this is one of the bad ones. He also rightly adds, referring to Libya’s pending admissibility challenge at the ICC, that “Judges aren’t politically blind. They may not be able to rule that Libya is unable or unwilling to try Saif or Senussi on the basis of the country’s commitment, or lack thereof, to trying other perpetrators, but it certainly doesn’t give a good impression.” I’d simply add that the amnesty foregrounds the importance of the OTP not limiting its Libya investigation to members of Gaddafi’s regime; it must also be willing to prosecute high-ranking rebel commanders who are responsible for serious international crimes during the revolution.
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