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Libya 22: Aftermath

"Libya is not yours. Libya is for the Libyans. The Security Council resolution is invalid because it does not follow the charter regarding the internal affairs of a country. This is terrible oppression, crude aggression.

You never have the right to intervene in our internal affairs. Who gave you the right? You will regret it if you dare to intervene in our country.  Our country is not your country.."   Gaddafi to Sarkozy


Video Shows Muammar Gadhafi Being Sodomized

with a knife

Gaddafi 'Killer' Tells of Colonel's Last Moments (and vid)

"...the only thing that mattered from the beginning of the war was that Gaddafi would die. And that's done now.."

Was Gadaffi Toppled and Murdered by Economic Hitmen? (and vid)

Gaddafi's 'Last Will'

" Here is the English transcript of Gaddafi's last will as published by the BBC

'I would like that my family, especially women and children, be treated well after my death. The Libyan people should protect its identity, achievements, history and the honourable image of its ancestors and heroes. The Libyan people should not relinquish the sacrifices of the free and best people.

I call on my supporters to continue the resistance and fight any foreign aggressor against Libya, today, tomorrow and always.

Let the free people of the world know that we could have bargained over and sold out our cause in return for a personal, secure and stable life. We received many offers to this effect but we chose to be at the vanguard of the confrontation as a badge of duty and honor.

Even if we do not win immediately, we will give a lesson to future generations that choosing to protect the nation is an honor and selling out is the greatest betrayal that history will remember forever, despite the attempts of others to tell you otherwise.."


"And just like in Iraq, Libya will go through that same hell...

You are indeed the Deity of Hell."


US  And NATO Are Jubilant Over the Spoils of War in Libya

"The US and its imperialist allies in NATO [That's us Canada!] targeted Gaddafi and his regime for complete destruction because he had grievously offended them in the following ways: he called for the nationalization and retraction of the so-called neo-liberal concessions that he had granted to the Western oil companies, he refused to allow the Africa Command (AFRICOM) of the US to establish its central base in Libya, and he pushed a gold-backed dinar as the currency of Africa...

To set up Gaddafi for the kill, the so-called human rights organizations financed by the CIA and National Endowment for Democracy fabricated exaggerated reports which were subsequently played up by the US and other Western mass media depicting him as wantonly killing his political opponents. Such reports became the basis of the UN Security Council resolution allaying the imperialist powers to impose a no-fly zone over Libya and to undertake all necessary measures supposedly to protect civilians.

As soon as the US and its NATO allies got the resolution, they proceeded to attack Libya's military and civilian structures, using their high-tech air power (including jet fighters, cruise missiles, predator drones and helicopter funships) and all sorts of bombs (including oxygen-sucking white phosphorous bombs) in order to cripple and destroy the Gaddafi regime.

The so-called humanitarian intervention to protect civilians was nothing but a deceptive expression for an extremely brutal war of aggression against Libya and the Libyan people. The rebel bands served as baits and guides for aerial attacks and for massacring civilians and wrecking buildings on the ground.

Following the murder and martyrdom of Gaddafi, the US and NATO allies are jubilant over the prospect of collecting the spoils of war. They control the huge amout of Libya's sovereign wealth deposited in various Western banks. They are poised to collect payment in advance for the overstated costs of the bombardment and destruction of Libyan lives and prospects.

They are set to tighten their control over the oil fields, grab the gold resources and privatize the water system of Libya and cash in on contracts for the reconstruction of what they have destroyed. The national traitors that have collaborated with the US and other Western powers in taking over Libya have been in disarray and will continue to be so to the full advantage of their imperialist masters.  Serious contradictions exist among the NTC principal leaders...

Certain factors are bound to keep the situation in Libya volatile and rife for the growth of a national liberation movement. Most important of such factors are the puppet, violent and corrupt character of the new ruling clique, the presistence of many conflicting armed factions, the still significant following of Gaddafi and the certain loss of social benefits as a result of the widespread destruction of the social infrastructure and increased profit-taking of the imperialists.

The people stand to lose such free social services as education, health care, housing and electricity, subsidized car purchases and negligible gasoline costs, all awards for newly-weds, subsidies for farming and so on.."

'We Continue Our Resistance..'

'I say go to hell you and NATO behind you. This is our country, we live in it, we die in it and we are continuing the struggle,' Saif al Islam said. "



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[url= Libyan constitution provides for the establishment of Islam as the state religion and sharia as the basis for its legal system.[/url]


Humilitation and Death As A Tool of National Policy  -  by Michael Collins

"THere's a new sheriff in town, NATO...

The sleep of reason produces monsters. And they do all this in our name."

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M. Spector wrote:

[url= Libyan constitution provides for the establishment of Islam as the state religion and sharia as the basis for its legal system.[/url]

This is the part that really pisses me off. Did anyone ask the people of Libya if they wanted a constitution drawn up for them that is religious based. I thought this was about he people overturning a despot.  Shouldn't the people be at least consulted before the draft is written.  This is a recipe for the same disaster movie that Iraq and Afghanistan have become. I remember Bush declaring victory in Iraq in 2003.  Deja vue all over again.  

One by one the secular govenments of the area are being replaced by Islamic republics. Look to Syria next since they fit the model. Secular, socialist, authoritarian with institutions that are not western style democracies.  I weep for the people next on the regime change agenda.

Iran has a better functioning Islamic republic than Afghanistan, Iraq and even Pakistan.  Maybe they should use its constitution.  

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The Libyan justice system is off to a great start: [url= political prisoners languishing in jail[/url].

Does anyone know of a single progressive measure enacted by the new, improved, "revolutionary" government?


The war in Libya is still a failure
By Daniel Larison | The Week – Fri, Oct 21, 2011
Instead of protecting the population of Libya — which is what the U.N. authorized — the West's intervention allowed the conflict to continue and consume perhaps as many as 30,000 Libyan lives, including many thousands of civilians, in addition to tens of thousands wounded and hundreds of thousands displaced. Rather than the "limited" war presented by the intervention's defenders, it immediately expanded into a policy of regime change. The official goal of protecting civilians was subordinated very early on to the real purpose of the war — namely, the destruction of the existing government and the elimination of its leaders.

Contrary to the hope that Libya would provide a deterrent to regime violence elsewhere, the political fallout from the war has stalled any international response to Syria's crackdown. By exceeding the U.N. mandate they received in March, the U.S. and its allies have poisoned emerging democratic powers such as India and Brazil against taking any action in other countries. Libya has confirmed every skeptic's worst fears that in practice, the "responsibility to protect" is little more than a pretext for toppling vulnerable governments.

Libya has confirmed every skeptic's worst fears that in practice, the "responsibility to protect" is little more than a pretext for toppling vulnerable governments.

Yet, somehow, "a job well-done" for our Canadian three-party coalition of sociopathic liars.


Gaddafi's Rotting Corpse Buried

"The ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was buried at down on Tuesday at a secret location in hte desert. This ends the macabre wrangle over the former leader's rotting corpse, which had been on public display for five days. His son Mutassim and a former aide who were killed by the rebels along with Gaddafi were also buried. The ceremony was attended by four witnesses who swore on the Koran not to reveal the location of the graves.

The three senior members of the topplied regime had been catured alive in the takeover of Gaddafi's hometown Sirte, on Oct. 20, and apparently summarily executed afterwards. The UN Human Rights office has launched an investigation..."

Castro Accuses NATO of Gaddafi's Murder

"Cuba's retired leader Fidel Castro accused NATO today for what he called the 'murder' of Libya's front man Muammar Gaddafi. Castro denounced NATO for its role in the overthrow of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, saying 

' the brutal military alliance has become the most perfidious instrument of repression the history of humanity has known.'

Last month, the Cuban government pulled its diplomats from the North African country and said it would not recognize the ruling NTC or any government established with the help of foreign intervention."


Venezuela's Chavez Condemns 'Assassination' of Gaddafi..

"...Hector Navarro, socialist deputy of Chavez's party in the Venezuelan National Assembly, declared that the 'assassination' of Gaddafi was 'a situation which cannot be permitted in the world,' and that the beamed images went against 'every logic of human relations.' Chavez stated that Gaddafi would be remembered as 'a fighter and a martyr' and opined that the conflict in Libya isn't finished because in the North African country 'there is a people, a dignity and the Yankee empire will not be able to dominate.."

clearly, such is not the case here:

Christine Moore NDP on Libya

Hannibal Lector's little helpers

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NDPP wrote:

Christine Moore NDP on Libya

Hannibal Lector's little helpers

Your just being unfair now.  Laughing

Christine wrote:


My colleagues and I hope that civilians will be protected, that Gadhafi and his troops will no longer be in a position to cause any harm and that the rule of law will return to Libya. That is why we deployed Canadian CF-18s in support of NATO's commendable, legitimate operations.

    Canada conducted 820 air strikes, some 9% of all NATO strikes. Canada conducted 352 aerial refuelling sorties, some 7% of all NATO refuelling sorties. We conducted 85% of all aerial maritime patrol sorties, some 151 sorties. We dropped 600 laser-guided bombs.

    We did our part. We did important work. We are proud of the work done by our soldiers. We are proud of their actions. I would like to personally thank them for their excellent work and I know that all of my colleagues, of all political stripes, join me in thanking them.



Rebels Arrest Medical Staff in Libya

"Rebels in the newly liberated Libya have arrested 70 doctors and nurses in Zawiya, who they believe had ties or allegiances with Colonel Gaddafi's regime.."


Draft Libyan constitution provides for the establishment of Islam as the state religion and sharia as the basis for its legal system.

Like Afghanistan, we're there for the women. Think of the poor women. Now they are liberated. 


NDPP wrote:

Rebels Arrest Medical Staff in Libya

"Rebels in the newly liberated Libya have arrested 70 doctors and nurses in Zawiya, who they believe had ties or allegiances with Colonel Gaddafi's regime.."


Compare this recent NATO + Al-Qa'eda-linked LIFG terrorist manouver in Libya with what they orchestrated in Afghanistan by 1996:

<a href="">Glenn Sacks</a> wrote:
One picture taken shortly after the Taliban takeover says it all: a trembling woman covered in a head to toe veil, her face completely obscured, sobs as she speaks with a Western reporter. Who is she? An impoverished peasant? A homeless woman? No, she's the recently removed chief surgeon at the country's largest hospital!

Gladio Gang pulled the same shit in Central America with bombing hospitals and schools built by international Marxists, political neutrals and Cubans in the 1980s and 90s. It's what the motherfuckers do.

USA and Gladio Gang members  propping-up militant Islam and dozens of terrorist groups in the Middle East and Asia  since the 1950s. 

Al-Qa'eda = Al-CIA'da, Gucci mujahideen "freedom" fighters made new again under the banner of Al-Qa'eda

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[url= Massacre Site Is Cleaned Up, Not Investigated[/url]


In the parched garden of the Mahari Hotel, volunteers on Monday scrubbed signs of a recent massacre. They collected dozens of bodies, apparently of people executed on the hotel grounds several days ago, but left other evidence behind, like the plastic ties that were used to bind the hands of victims and shell casings, scattered on the dead grass in patches of blood.

The volunteers said the victims included at least two former Qaddafi government officials, local loyalist fighters and maybe civilians. The killers, they believed, were former rebel fighters, belonging to anti-Qaddafi units that had used the hotel as a base in recent weeks. It appeared to be one of the worst massacres of the eight-month conflict, but days after it occurred, no one from Libya’s new government had come to investigate.


Libya Resistance Continues: NATO Plans Next Stage of War  -  by Christof Lehman

"...NATO is not interested in a stable Libya government. An unstable and weak Libya interim government is the perfect partner for co-opting Libyan resources. Neither is NATO interested in defeating the resistance. As long as there is resistance, there is a justification for a military presence, invited into the country by the proxy government.."

After Qaddafi, Tripoli Is A Violent City of Armed Fiefdoms  - by Bradley Hope

"...The deposed leader is dead and its temporary leaders have declared the country 'liberated'. Yet the capital, in particular, has become a patchwork of armed fiefdoms, as wannabe power brokers backed by hometown militias made up of former clerks, students and engineers battle with each other and with natives of Tripoli for the spoils of war, a slice of the country's wealth, and a share of political power - all of it, in their way of looking, up for grabs.."

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Al Jazeera wrote:
NATO should stay involved in Libya until the end of this year [b]to help prevent loyalists of Muammar Gaddafi from leaving the country[/b], Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the interim leader, has said....


Qatar was one of the first countries to recognise the NTC as the legitimate authority in Libya and [b]supplied the anti-Gaddafi forces with water, weapons and more than $400m in aid.[/b]

On Wednesday, Qatar revealed that [b]hundreds of its soldiers[/b] had joined Libyan rebel forces on the ground as they battled Gaddafi troops, the AFP news agency reported.

The announcement marks the first time that the Gulf state has acknowledged it had military boots on the ground in Libya.

"We were among them and [b]the numbers of Qataris on the ground were hundreds in every region[/b]," said Major General Hamad bin Ali Al-Atiya, the Qatari military's chief of staff.

[url= explains a lot about al Jazeera's coverage of the war on Libya.[/url]


The Butchering of Gaddafi is America's Crime  -  by Glen Ford

"Last week the whole world saw, and every decent soul recoiled, at the true face of NATO's answer to the Arab Spring. An elderly, helpless prisoner, struggled to maintain his dignity in a screaming swirl of savages, one of whom thrusts a knife up his rectum. These are [Canada's,] Europe and America's jihadis in the flesh.

In a few minutes of joyously recorded bestiality, the rabid pack undid every carefully packaged image of NATO's 'humanitarian' project in North Africa - a horror and revelation indelibly imprinted on the global consciousness by the brutes' own cell phones.

The saner sections of America's psychological operations machinery - including their collaborators in the corporate media - were doubtless as horrified as anyone at the Libya jihadis' insistence on revealing so graphically to the entire planet the barbaric character of the 'revolution'..."


Apparently, this was lost on our own pols, whose own RCAF Lt General Charles Bouchard, as NATO's Libya commander, was ultimately responsible for all tactical targeting - including  ordering the attack on Gaddafi's convoy apparently flying white flags at the time... The title of the piece could therefore as easily have been 'Butchering Gaddafi Canada's Crime', since it was a Canadian general who did much of the 'heavy lifting' to facilitate it. And how many public protests thus far against this here? An astounding and very revealing wilful blindness. And are  we still to be expected to vote NDP after their awful complicity...?


Libya Dispatch: Revulsion, Resistance and Angry Words from Tripoli University  -  by Franklin Lamb

"Now the real resistance will begin! The Libyan people are now even surer that then they were during this summer that the NTC sold our country to the NATO colonial countries. [That's us Canada! - Baird on NTC 'I'm very impressed...']

As NATO continues to hunt down Saif al Islam, many around our country are making Saif the new leader of the resistance to colonialism in Libya and in Africa. I personally pledge my support for him and pray that Allah will protect him.

Watch what the Gadhafi tribe and my Waffala tribe do together in the coming weeks - but also starting today. Maybe NATO can be said in some ways to have won round one. But let's see what happens in the many rounds to come..."


UN Ends NATO Mission Despite Pleas for Libya (and vid)

"The UN Security Council voted unanimously to lift the no-fly zone above Libya and NATO's military operation...However, NATO assistance for the country's new leaders in the future has not been ruled out. The US says talks are underway with the NTC on a possible new role for NATO..."

'NATO Used UN Resolution as Chewing Gum' (and vid)

"NATO is turning into a global policeman..."


Libya's Former UN Ambassador Fears for Life in Jail

"A former Libya PM and Ambassador to the UN now in NTC custody in Tripoli has suffered broken legs and other injuries following what relatives claim was a murder attempt by guards.."


Gaddafis Have 'Slim to No Chance' Of Hague Justice (and vid)

"The International Criminal Court is due to receive a suit against NATO over the killing of Libyan ex-leader Muammar Gaddafi. But the Gaddafi family's chances of finding justice in the Hague are all too slim, says journalist James Corbett. In their suit, which cites the 'deliberate killing' of a person protected by the Geneva Convention, Gaddafi's family will target NATO's executive bodies and the leaders of its member states, their lawyer Marcel Ceccaldi, said on Wednesday.

'NATO helicopters opened fire on Gaddafi's convoy,' the lawyer told Agence France Presse. 'This convoy did not pose any threat to civilians. It was an operation to eliminate the Libyan leader, planned by NATO..'"


New Alliance to Back Libya, Replacing NATO--Qatar

"...After it became clear that NATO has a vision to withdraw at a certain point, Libya's friends from the Western countries have proposed this idea of setting up a new alliance to continue supporting Libya,' Qatar's Chief of Staff, Major-General Hamad-bin-Ali-al-Attiyahi, said in remarks carried by Al Jazeera television.

'And they have asked that it be headed by Qatar because Qatar is a friend of theirs and  a close friend of Libya,' he added without giving details.."

Weapons, Militias Hurdles in Libya

"Weapons, untrained militias and enshrining women's rights are key hurdles Libya faces as it transitions towards democracy, MPs were told Thursday. Foreign Affairs bureaucrats and Canadian Forces staff testified before the national defence committee on the situation unfolding in post Moammar Gadhafi Libya.

'Clearly we're in a period of transition,' said Brig-Gen Craig King, highlighting the need for rebel militias spread out across the country to be organized into a cohesive and professional national military. Ottawa is waiting on the NTC to clarify what role Canada will play in Libya's future, officials added.."


Killing Gaddafi: Longstanding US Policy  - by Stephen Lendman

"It's confirmed, Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy indeed ordered Gaddafi's assassination...According to Le Canard Enchaine (on Oct 26), the Americans had located him on October 19. Claude Angeli's article is unambiguous, Titled 'Gaddafi Condemned to Death by Washington and Paris', it said both leaders ordered his extra-judicial killing because he knew too much. Preventing a public show trial was key. US and Special Forces were involved..."

Now Sarko won't have to pay Libya back all the money he borrowed for his presidential campaign

Why Libya Was Attacked  -  by Stephen Lendman

"NATO's war on Libya was planned many months in advance like all wars. Why is most important, or put another way - cui bono?"

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Sirte is now a desolate place, with small communities scattered across the city. The homes which have not been destroyed have been looted, according to local people, by rebel fighters.

Residents fear criticism of what has taken place will lead to accusations of being regime collaborators. Amar al-Bawadi, 46, who sent his family away but stayed behind – unsuccessfully – to protect his clothes shop, said: "This is just the beginning, there will be lots of dead bodies found. They just opened fire without any care who got hit. Now we are seeing what happened to those who were arrested. [b]What would people in Europe and America say if Gaddafi was doing this?[/b]"

[url= Independent[/url]


Libyans Find More Bodies in Kadhafi Hometown

"...on the outskirts of town, [Sirte] 200 charred bodies were found of pro-Kadhafi fighters hit in NATO airstrikes on a convoy when they fled as the 8-month conflict ended with the capture and killing of the ousted strongman."

Qaddafi May Have Been Trying to Surrender

"Independent journalist Wayne Madsen said today he believes Libyan leader Col Muammar Qaddafi may have been trying to surrender when he was captured and killed by National Transitional Council (NTC Rebel) forces. Madsen said white flags of surrender or truce were reported to have been unfurled about Sirte at the time of Sirte's capture. He also said it would be unlikely for Qaddafi to leave the Libyan city of Sirte in a convoy knowing that NATO bombardment awaited him, unless he was attempting to surrender.."

'Gaddafi Wasn't Scared' - Colonel's Driver

Huneish Nasr, who was Gaddafi's driver for more than 30 years, has told the Guardian about the deposed leader's last moments. 'He was always standing still and looking to the west, Nasr said. 'I didn't see fear in him'..."

Biggest Success? NATO Proud of Libya Op Which Killed Thousands

"With Gaddafi dead and its 'military job now done' NATO ahs declared its campaign in Libya one of the 'most successful in NATO history'. However, untold casualties and a country devastated by war call into question the alliance's notion of success.."











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Analyzing Libya and Obama's Hatred for Africa  -  by Obi Egbuna

"...The US-NATO alliance had a three-fold mission in Libya: the first to put Qaddafi in a body bag at all costs; the second was to give the Zionist state of Israel some much needed breathing room and, lastly, to present the Arab Spring as the first phase of 21st century popular resistance...The song 'Too Little Too Late' Sung by Denise Williams and Johnny Mathis, is bbest suited to describe our collective response to the US-NATO invasion of Libya..."

Canada to Wind Down Libyan Mission After Gaddafi's Death

"The commander of NATO operations in Libya is Canadian Lt. Gen Charles Bouchard, who oversaaw the coalition from a NATO base in Italy. Canadian fighter jets flew 10 percent of NATO's sorties on Libya, supporting the rebels who has toppled Gadhafi's regime in August and forced him into hiding. Their UN-sanctioned mission was to protect innocent civilians from forces loyal to the dictator.Canada's commitment to the mission, which also includes a navy warship and surveillance planes, was due to end in December.

'Gen. Bouchard has served our country with great distinction,' Harper said after speaking with him by telephone. 'Our government shall be speaking with our allies to prepare for the end of the military mission in the next few days.' A spokesman for defence Minister Peter MacKay said Canadian Forces assets were not involved in airstrikes in Gadhafi's hometown on Thursday morning."

Unless you count RCAF Lt. Gen Charles Bouchard, NATO Commander, Operation 'Unified Protector' as an obvious 'CF asset'. Bouchard had final approval authority on all targeting  in Libya.

Harper Says Gadhafi's Brutal End Gives Him No 'Great Pleasure' But Expected

"...But I also think we're all realistic enough to know that given the way he ruled the country that the chances of him meeting an end like that we're probably pretty high. Libya is going to be a work in progress going forward. There's going to be ups and downs,' Harper said.."


The US Power Grab in Africa  -  by Pepe Escobar

"...It's useful to remember that last Friday, the same day the US State Department announced it was sending 'contractors' to Libya, was the day Obama announced his Uganda surge. And only three days later, Kenya invaded Somalia - once again under the R2P excuse of protecting civilians...

Obama's Uganda surge is also a class Pipelineistan gambit. The possibly 'billions of barrels' of oil reserves discovered recently in sub-Saharan Africa - and now, with Obama's special forces 'advising' not only Uganda but also the neighbors and linking up with Heritage [Oil, Tony Buckingham's company, listed on the TSE] which is essentially a huge oil/mercenary outfit - it's not hard to fathom where Uganda's oil contracts will eventually land.."



Di Manno: NATO Had A Good Plan and Canadian Commander Stuck To It

"A successful mission was absolutely vital for the alliance, given its muddled acquittal in Afghanistan...

'Goodness, it's always important for NATO to have success,' said Bouchard. 'I think this bodes well for NATO's future. It proved the concept of rapid response in a limited engagement. It tells me we were hitting the right targets, bonafide targets, and not anybody else...

When Bouchard heads back to Canada, it will be to retirement. He's 'done and frankly mentally exhausted. It'll be nice to go home and stop thinking about it. I've been in the military for 37 1/2 years, a career that has gone way beyond anything I could have imagined. I've had a very good run."


'The important event was the fall of Tripoli, bombarded and captured by NATO - undoubtedly the worst warcrime of the century - followed by the penetration of the Misrata tribe to control the capital. In the weeks that preceded the Battle of Tripoli, the overwhelming majority of Libyans took part, Friday after Friday, in anti-NATO, anti-NTC and pro-Gadhafi rallies. Now their country is destroyed and they are governed by NATO and its NTC puppets..' - Thierry Meyssan

Lt. Gen Charles 'The Butcher' Bouchard - Canadian warcriminal par excellence!



NATO Leaving Libya for Good or Ill (and vid)


NATO Force-Fed Libya Tyranny or Islamism

"the people of Libya are now forced to choose between tyranny and Islamism.."


Head of Libya's Interim Government Elected

"Following the death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gtaddafi, businessman Abdel Rahman al-Kib is elected head of the interim government..."


Libya: Fear Grows for Law and Order

"Hundreds of revolutionaries fought each other at a hospital in Tripoli early on Monday, in the biggest armed clash beween allies since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

...The fighting fuelled growing fears that nobody is in control of thousands of swaggering armed men who are still based in Tripoli and that the country's interim government will struggle to impose law and order.."

Al Qaeda's Flag Over Benghazi

"Happy Halloween, everyone. You want something spooky? How about the flag of al Qaeda in Iraq, being flown surrpetitiously above the flag of new Libya, over the NTC headquarters-cum-capitol building in Benghazi?"


NATO Settles Down in Libya  -  by MK Bhadrakumar

"...What is in the cards is that NATO forces will remain in Libya for a long time to come. NATO warplanes will continue to patrol Libyan skies, while NATO trainers will create the Libya armed forces. For all purposes Libya is becoming a NATO protectorate...

The Libyan experience becomes the first test of NATO's new 'strategic concept' adopted at the Lisbon summit one year ago, which turned the alliance into a new international security presence in the 21st century capable and willing to intervene in global 'hotspots' with or without  a mandate from the UN.."



Real Deal with George Galloway (and vid)

'Gaddafi's Demise: End to a Beginning?'

Galloway discusses Libya with Seamus Milne of The Guardian Newspaper


NATO Nations Were Braced for a Quagmire in Libya: Briefing Notes

"...newly released briefing notes show there were serious doubts about whether they could win. The briefing notes, obtained through access to information, confirm deep divisions with NATO at the international level over how to end the fighting...Officials noted that while 19 nations contributed forces to enforce the UN mandated no-fly zone and arms embargo, 'only 6-8 allies were actually dropping bombs.."


Appeal of Tuareg to Libyan Tribes (and vid)

"To all our tribes in Libya, you have suffered huge losses because of that false revolution, the revolution of mercenaries from NATO...Today we must sound the trumpet and start the fierce resistance to burn the earth under their feet.."

NATO Declares Formal End to Criminal War on Libya

"...A regime that takes power on such foundations can only be one of continued violence and repression that will make a mockery of Rasmussen's invocations of 'freedom' and 'human rights'. Dominated by ex-Gaddafi ministers and long-time assets of Western intelligence agencies, the task posed to such a regime by its US and NATO masters is that of turning back the clock 42 years to the days of King Idris, when the US and British military combined with Big Oil effectively ran the country.."



Out of Control: NTC Militias Run Amok in Libya (and vid)

"Human rights groups say the number of revenge killings by revolutionaries in Libya, is escalating sharply. HRW suggests NTC fighters are terrorizing displaced residents.."

Gaddafi Loyalists Thirst for Revenge

"Members of Libya's powerful Warfalla Tribe say they are thirsting for revenge after their bastion Bani Walid was looted and pillaged by anti-Gaddafi fighters. 'Tomorrow is another day. We will get our revenge sooner or later, said a Warfalla tribesman, pointing to shelled and burnt out buildings in the oasis town, southeast of Tripoli.."

Desecration of the Tomb of Gaddafi's Mother

"A group of Libyan fanatic fighters belonging to the jihadist current, which is close to al Qaeda, desecrated the graves in the cemetery of the Gadafa Tribe, in the city of Sirte and extracted bones they [then] burnt.."


NATO'S Butcher of Libya Speaks: Lt. Gen. Charles Bouchard on As It Happens, Nov 2, Part 2 (audio)

"The Canadian Commander of the NATO air campaign in Libya explains why he believes the operation was successful.."


The Lynching in Libya

"...Would the International Criminal Court in the Hague reconsider who deserves to be tried for war crimes...? Behind the 'liberation' and 'humanitarian intervention' is a new scramble for Libya's energy resources. The US and Europe targeted Qaddafi because he stood in the way of their establishing control over the African continent and its vast energy and mineral reserves, including those hitherto untapped."



US Citizen Chosen as New Prime Minister of Libya

"...The fact that the new Libyan Prime Minister is a US citizen and has at least a few tenuous ties to the petroleum and energy industry is raising the eyebrows of some..Abdurraheem el Keib has been elected Prime Minister of Libya by members of the NTC, who voted in a televised event on Monday, sticking ballots into a transparent box.."

New Libyan 'PM' is Big-Oil Goon  -  by Tony Cartalucci

"And so begins the farce that is Western 'democracy'. One corporate-fascist puppet, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, steps down, another, Abdurrahim el Keibi, takes his place. In reality, it is NATO states and their corporate sponsors that now determine Libya's fate. Words cannot describe the injustice being brought upon Libya, the level of duplicity it was carried out with and the flagrant looting the nation is now being subjected to by NATO's member states, faciliated by the latest, unelected, decades-long servant of Western interests.."


Second Letter: Saif Al Islam Gaddafi

"According to Seven Days News, after the proliferation of rumors of a surrender to the International Criminal Court, Saif al Islam Gaddafi, has denied rumors about his surrender to the ICC.

'We have not surrendered and we will continue and you will be hearing lots from us.' Saif al Islam said that the media war is very strong in order to demoralize honorable Libyans and sow doubt in them, and asked them to be patient for two months to ease the crisis.

'We will finish what Omar Mukhtar and Moummar Gaddafi began, the Libyan resistance is in excellent shape and Libya of tomorrow is ours..."


Dr. Moussa Ibrahim: Document of Honour Will Be Declared by the United Leaders of All Tribes

"Each tribe will be called to its historic responsibility, the voice of mighty Libya will be the resistance. This will be the document in the custody of Libyan history for the generations to know that parents and grandparents did not betray Libya, to know that they chose to end the occupation..."


CBC News: NATO 'Not Entirely Done' in Libya [Oct 24] (and vid)

Unindicted warcriminal Canadian Lt. Gen. Charles 'The Butcher' Bouchard, NATO Commander, 'Operation Unified Protector'

'on what happens after NATO officially ends its mission in Libya."


Western Mercenaries and Corporations Pouring Into Libya

"Western security firms - a polite term for mercenary outfits - are cramming planes into Libya to make the country safe for an invasion of western capitalists, the real beneficiaries of NATO's war. The head of the US-Arab Chamber of Commerce calls it a 'gold-rush', - as officials of the government established by force of NATO airpower, lay out the red carpet for the foreign hordes..."


The Anti-Empire Report  -  by William Blum: It Doesn't Matter To Them if it's Untrue

"Clinton and her partners in crime in NATO can also have a good laugh at how they deceived the world. The destruction of Libya, the reduction of a modern welfare state to piles of rubble, to ghost towns, the murder of thousands...This tragedy was the culmination of a series of falsehoods..."


General Bouchard Acknowledges NATO's Informants in Libya Were Journalists

"...a NATO official admits foreign journalists were assets of the Atlantic Alliance..."

General Bouchard's NATO Crimes in Libya: A Letter to ICC's Ocampo: Operation Unified Protector

"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.


I'll first make a list..."


NDPP wrote:
...a NATO official admits foreign journalists were assets of the Atlantic Alliance

They should have their camera cases inspected for infrared targeting devices.


Jets, Personnel Return Home Friday From Libya

"The seven CF-18s are due to land Friday afternoon at CFB Bagotville in Quebec..."

Bouchard's butchers and your tax dollars, helped destroy Libya


Jets, Personnel Return Home Friday From Libya Mission

"The seven CF-18s are due to land Friday afternoon at CFB Bagotville in Quebec..."

Bouchard's butchers and your tax dollars, helped destroy Libya Canada


Sole Military Super-Bloc: NATO Issues Daily Reprieves to the World  - by Rick Rozoff

"...The time is ripe and in fact long overdue for issuing a call for an international anti-NATO initiative addressed to individuals, organizations, political parties and governments, to convene an extraordinary session of the United Nations General Assembly 'to demand the disbanding of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a - as the gravest - threat to world peace."

Leaflet For the 'Occupy' Demonstration

"This is part of the overall drive to use war in order to resolve this crisis of profitability, a war ultimately aimed at China, but likely to take in Syria, Iran, Algeria, South Africa and Venezuela along the way. David Cameron is, for once, telling the truth, when he says ' whatever it takes to help our businesses take on the world - we'll do it.'

'Whatever it takes' means not only the destruction of our public services; it also means the destruction of entire countries..."


Libya's Liberation Front (LLF) Organizing in the Sahel  -  by Franklin Lamb

"Today the Sahel is providing protection, weapons gathering and storage facilities, sites for training camps and hideouts as well as a generally formidable base for those working to organize the growing Libya Liberation Front (LLF). The aim of the LLF is to liberate Libya from what it considers NATO installed colonial puppets.

The Sahel region is only one of multiple locations which are becoming active as the Libyan counter-revolution, led by members of the Gadhafi and Wafalla make preparations for the next phase of resistance..."

Down with NATO! Free Libya!


Slumberjack wrote:
NDPP wrote:
...a NATO official admits foreign journalists were assets of the Atlantic Alliance
They should have their camera cases inspected for infrared targeting devices.

More likely the media simply reported events, and NATO watched/read the news to glean information from it.


With that, I'm not sure anymore if we're working from the same definition of media here.


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