Where is the African Union? Ethnic cleansing of people with black skin is being carried out by Arab supremacists – and where is the African Union? The answer is that its troops, drawn from neo-colonial African countries, are mired down in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, fighting imperialism’s battles under the command of AFRICOM.
This is Abdullah’s home after the missile struck. – Photo: Mathieu Galtier Since Qaddafi’s murder, all but three African countries have accepted U.S. military occupation in the form of AFRICOM. And what about the Eurocentric left in the U.S., Europe, Canada and elsewhere – it seems they are so confused over Libya and the Arab Spring thing that they are unable to put up any effective opposition to the murder and mayhem that their governments are perpetrating. It is so much more comfortable and easier all ‘round to join the frenzy over Pussy Riot, while the siege of Libya and Bani Walid, which can easily be compared to the “killing fields” of Cambodia, is unfolding before their eyes. There is no question that the Islamist militias that have surrounded Bani Walid are certainly on a par with the Khmer Rouge.
The State Department has been heavily involved in crafting the new council as part of its effort oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and build a more viable and unified opposition. In September, for instance, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with a group of Syrian activists who were flown in to New York for a high-level meeting that has not been reported until now.
During the third and final presidential debate, Republican nominee Mitt Romney criticized President Barack Obama's Syria policy as a failure to show "leadership" in laying the groundwork for the post-Assad era and called for "a form of council that can take the lead in Syria."
In this season of stale appeals to support the supposed lesser of two evils, Kathy Kelly reminds us of the actual cost Afghan women and children and their families are paying for Barack Obama's decision to continue the war in Afghanistan at least...
Secondly, understanding Gaddafi’s personal and social background might have helped a bit to explain the kind of state that he championed, envisioned as a deliberately eviscerated state which would have it made unique among existing state structures. This was, after all, the same Gaddafi who in his final years sought to effectively dissolve much of the state by having oil revenues paid directly to each and every Libyan, while eliminating most of the ministry-equivalents that acted as imposing intermediaries between Libyans and the wealth that is their birthright; also worth noting is that one of the government figures who opposed the plan, Ali Abd-al-Aziz al-Isawi (Ali Essawi), eventually defected and became one of the top leaders of the rebel National Transitional Council (USET, 2009/3/17; 2008/9/19; 2008/11/18; 2009/2/27). Needless to say, such original and radical reforms have been banished from the agenda of the “new Libya”.
= BANI WALID : 14 armed vehicles belonging to Misrata militias were seized in today's clashes, along with many prisoners. = (+18) Cry of help from inside #BaniWalid the main Hospital [20.09.2012.] by Diana Bauer Crimes against humanity. Please trust us that the attached file is the reality. I am inviting you to visit Bani-Walid to see the size of crime. As you may heard that for more than 20 days Bani-Walid City under siege,no food,fuel,medicine, electricity, communications.
Progressive Palestinian fractions, including Fatah, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, PFLP, and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, DFLP, have criticized Hamas for its unilateral step, calling it a step towards the division of Palestine. (2)
Based on the meeting schedule of Qatar´s Prince Hamad in Gaza, the most likely purpose of the visit is the negotiation or ratification of economical plans related to the establishment of the planned Hamas Caliphate.
Law enforcement agencies in the Russian Republic of Tatarstan conducted a special operation to eliminate militants suspected of earlier attacks on local religious leaders. An FSB operative died during the fight, and another was wounded.
TARHOUNA, LIBYA — A year ago, the desert hilltop town of Bani Walid was one of the last loyalist strongholds to surrender to the rebel fighters who overthrew Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi.
But the new Libyan puppet government never took full control of Bani Walid, and recently, hostilities have flared again. Pro-rebel forces launched an offensive in late September to take control of the town from high-profile Gaddafi loyalists, who they said were using it as a hideout.
Last week, after weeks of shelling, the militias said they had cleared Bani Walid and the government declared an end to the fighting, inviting those who had fled the violence to go back. But the militias defied the government’s orders and barred their return for more than a week, relenting only on Wednesday, when residents began trickling back to a battered town with no electricity or running water.
The still-tense situation in Bani Walid, about 90 miles southeast of Tripoli, underscores just how little control Libya’s central rebel regime wields over even its most loyal militias, who are being called on to provide security and maintain order across the country. But it also illustrates the deepening divide between the winners and losers of last year’s revolution.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels said on Wednesday they had begun arming sympathetic Palestinians to fight a pro-Assad faction in a Palestinian enclave in Damascus - a move which could fuel spiraling intra-Palestinian...
Bani Walid, Day 20: Genocide In Libya The UN has taken no action to curb the ongoing violence. Russia attempted to propose a draft statement calling for a peaceful end to the violence in Bani Walid, but was blocked by the US.
“There is no government in Libya, only armed groups and all of them are under Al-Qaeda control.”
Libya, Bani Walid report - WHERE IS THE UN? [ 09.09.2012.] Bani Walid today: The shelling. Number of deaths and who died is whats not clear. Abdullah, 12, burnt after a missile exploded at home on Sunday in Bani Walid. Dr not sure he will survive if not transfered photos and videos - Doctor Reports From Bani Walid Hospital 9 Oct - Libya - The Siege of Bani Walid and Libya - Yusuf Shakir
Everyone talking has lost relatives and experienced endless tragedy since the troubles started in Libya. And now they are seeing more, and they gathered opposite the residence of the British Prime Minister with full knowledge that he will do nothing.
Brahimi says the Syrian government has agreed to call truce on the Eid al-Adha holiday.
Syria's government and most opposition groups have agreed to a ceasefire during this weekend's Eid al-Adha holiday, the UN's peace envoy has said.
Lakhdar Brahimi said he hoped to use the lull in fighting to "discuss a longer and more effective ceasefire".
03:05 tonight * * Damascus car blast kills six despite proposed ceasefire (PHOTOS) * *
A car blast has struck southern Damascus, killing at least six people and wounding dozens more. It comes shortly after the UN peace envoy announced that the Syrian government and "most" rebel commanders had agreed on a truce during a Muslim holiday. A car stuffed with explosives went off in the Damascus suburb of Daf al-Shouk late Wednesday, killing six people and injuring 20, Syrian state TV reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, however, reported that at least eight people had been killed as "a car bomb hit the area between Tadamun and Daf al-Shouk, targeting a vehicle carrying 24 passengers." http://rt.com/news/damascus-blast-truce-rebels-176/
What is happening in Bani Walid is beyond the imagination. It is a tragedy. The so-called Libyan army, which are in reality a bunch of thugs, are behaving like locusts. They are attacking everything in their way.
This Misrata army are stationed at the entrances of Beni Walid and using all sorts of weapons, tanks, rockets and gases against the people.
They keep shooting the city for 10 hours at random and then have a few troops on the ground and some others in small vans trying to infiltrate, but the men of Beni Walid who are hiding in houses open fire and push them back.
Till now these thugs could not get inside the town owing to the fierce resistance by the people of Bani Walid. Before, we had Gaddafi's army. Now we have armed militias killing women and children. They have been surrounding the city for 20 days but within the last five days they got crazy and have made our lives here a real hell.
... Some of the families started to flee to escape the shelling. More than 50,000 people left but the route outside the city is a rocky and desert one and really hard to go through with children. Other families decided to stay for fear of robbery. People are worried to leave their houses and come back to find everything is stolen.
They are destroying an entire city but people will not keep silent, there are more than 53 tribes in Bani Walid and they have decided to die for their land.