by Stephen Lendman
The peacekeepers are coming! The peacekeepers are coming! War, mass killing and destruction continue, but they’re coming!
In fact, paramilitaries are coming to kill and terrorize Libyans wanting liberation, not occupation.
A blind eye won’t notice mass rapes and sex trafficking, as well as other atrocities and crimes. They’re commonplace, in fact, when Blue Helmets show up, operating as they please with impunity. More on that below.
Moreover, when they come they don’t leave as long as imperial powers want them there. Citizens of occupied countries have no say nor any rights. Their choice is obey or else.
Libya’s corpse belongs to NATO. It’s now Libya, Inc. to be carved up for profit with paramilitaries deployed for enforcement.
Under the UN Charter, the Security Council may act to maintain international peace and security, including by deploying peacekeepers host countries request.
The UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations then enlists member states to provide contingents once the Security Council approves.
In place, they’re supposed to restore order, monitor the withdrawal of combatants, maintain peace and security, build confidence, enforce power-sharing agreements, provide electoral support, aid reconstruction, uphold the rule of law, facilitate economic and social development, help provide essential needs, and remain in place until government officials take over on their own.
A previous article called them occupiers, serving power, not popular interests in Haiti, South Lebanon, Rwanda, Kosovo, Bosnia, DRC Congo, Sudan, Somalia, various other countries, and its initial UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) since 1948.
Like elsewhere, it, too, failed to bring peace to Palestine. Yet it’s still there, performing no active role. In fact, it opposes the interests of the people they’re sworn to protect.
Since 1948, dozens of “peacekeeping” missions did more harm than good. At present, 16 Blue Helmet operations are deployed on four continents. They include:
• UNMISS in South Sudan, beginning on July 9, 2011 after the country was balkanized as part of an imperial scheme to prevent African unity, and exploit its resources – mainly oil;
• UNISFA in Sudan’s Abysei region bordering the North and South, beginning on June 27, 2011;
• MONUSCO in the Democratic Republic of Congo, replacing an earlier MONUC operation on July 1, 2010;
• UNAMID in Darfur, beginning July 31, 2007;
• UNOCI in Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), beginning April 4, 2004;
• UNMIL in Liberia, beginning September 19, 2003;
• MINURSO in Western Sahara since 1991;
• UNMIT in Timor-Leste since 2006;
• UNMOGIP Observer Group in India and Pakistan since 1949;
• UNAMA (special political) Assistance Mission in Afghanistan since March 2011;
• UNFICYP in Cyprus since 1964;
• UNMIK in Kosovo since 1999;
• UNDOF in Golan since 1974;
• UNIFIL in Lebanon since 1978;
• UNTSO in Palestine since 1948; and
• MINUSTAH in Haiti since 2004 after US marines ousted democratically elected Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
From inception, it had no legitimacy. In fact, it was the first time UN occupiers enforced coup d’etat authority against an elected president, instead of staying out or backing his right to return.
MINUSTAH, in fact, symbolizes the sham hypocrisy of all Blue Helmet missions and why occupied people deplore them.
UNIFIL in Lebanon never established peace and security. It did little more than take up space or get out of the way when Israel attacked.
UNMIK in Kosovo hid the grim reality of NATO terror bombing, mass killing, destruction, and balkanization of Serbia.
In fact, it collaborated with Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) thugs, its leader Hashim Thaci, and their connection to organized crime. In January 2008, Thaci, in fact, became Kosovo’s illegitimate prime minister, a gangster running a rogue state.
MONUSCO in Congo never brought peace and security. It facilitated the plunder of Africa’s most resource-rich country. It did nothing to stop the immiseration of millions, nor was it deployed to do so.
Credible reports, in fact, linked Blue Helmet forces with mass rapes and other atrocities.
The same ugly story repeats wherever Blue Helmets show up. In December 2004, London Times reports suggested UN staffers committed 150 or more sex crimes, including selling pornographic videos and photos, images of their handiwork.
Congolese women and girls were raped. Congo’s Minister of Defense, Major General Jean Pierre Ondekane, said peacekeepers in Kisangani would be remembered “for running after little girls,” not doing their job.
Two or more UN officials left after impregnating local women. In fact, sex trafficking, abuse and rape are commonplace wherever Blue Helmets are deployed.
They have power. Occupied people don’t. Who’ll stop them no matter what they do. They take full advantage, terrorizing local people with impunity.
On November 5, 2009, the London Independent published Bradley Klapper’s AP report headlined, “Fifty UN peacekeepers punished for sex abuses,” saying:
At least 50 were involved in “committing sexual abuses (and exploitation) on United Nations missions since 2007, the UN said today.”
On February 10, 2009, New York Times writer Neil MacFarquhar headlined, “In Peacekeeping, a Muddling of the Mission,” saying:
Besides earlier failures, “the most noticeable (recent ones include) the inability of troops in Congo and the Darfur region of Sudan to stop the violence that is killing civilians.”
In Congo, for example, Blue Helmets near an area where 150 people were killed, “did not intervene,” citing reasons without credibility.
On September 7, 2011, MacFarquhar headlined, “Peacekeepers’ Sex Scandals Linger, On Screen and Off,” saying:
UN missions have a notorious history of “sex scandals from Bosnia to the Democratic Republic of Congo to Haiti….forc(ing) the United Nations to change the way it handles accusations of trafficking, rape and related crimes.”
This week, in fact, hundreds of angry Haitians demanded MINUSTAH forces leave after troops raped a teenage male.
Human rights experts and others accuse the UN of coverup and denial instead of strong disciplinary action against offenders.
In January 2009, Save the Children reported Blue Helmet abuses. They included trading food for sex with girls as young as eight in Liberia. Similar practices are common in Burundi, Ivory Coast, East Timor, DR Congo, Cambodia, and Bosnia. Various other reports cite sex with young girls, rape and trafficking.
On July 16, 2009, IPS writer Marina Litvinsky headlined, “Rape by Regular Army a Growing Problem, HRW (Human Rights Watch) Says,” stating:
In DR Congo alone, “tens of thousands of women and girls have suffered horrific acts of sexual violence at the hands of the government army,” according to a new report, titled “Soldiers Who Rape, Commanders Who Condone: Sexual Violence and Military Reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo.”
Little is done to stop it or hold culpable peacekeepers accountable. As a result, Congolese women and girls are ravaged with impunity. So are others most everywhere peacekeepers show up.
As a result, people live in constant fear that forces allegedly sent to help them will inflict harm.
In September 2009, Kathleen M. Jennings and Vesna Nikolic-Rstanovic prepared the MICROCON (Micro Level Analysis of Violent Conflict) Research Working Paper 17, titled, “UN Peacekeeping Economies and Local Sex Industries: Connections and Implications.”
Examining Blue Helmet missions in Bosnia, Kosovo, Liberia, and Haiti, the paper examined “the interplay between the peacekeeping economy and the sex industry, including domestic sex work, trafficking for sexual exploitation, and sex tourism.”
Despite UN “zero tolerance,” officials haven’t stopped decades of serious abuses. According to MICROCON:
It “suggests that the existence and potential long-term perpetuation of a highly gendered peacekeeping economy threatens to undermine, if not actively contradict, the goals and objectives to gender roles and relations that are generally an implicit or explicit component of most contemporary peace operations.”
In fact, sex trafficking and exploitation is wide-ranging, including slavery and prostitution. The UN calls it “transactional sex,” involving peacekeepers.
In countries like Bosnia and Kosovo, “domestic sex work and sex trafficking have become a seemingly permanent part of the” economy. Their peacekeeping missions affect both supply and demand. They “effectively creat(e) avenues (for) trafficking of women for sexual exploitation into/through these areas.”
Organized crime also gets involved. The prevalence of rape and sex slavery increases. Women and young girls are brutally exploited, and “documented cases of UN soldiers (show) that, far from helping the victims,” they become clients or otherwise are implicated in the trade.
Former prisoners said they saw girls forced into UN vehicles and driven away. International military and civilian personnel are directly involved in the sex industry, including trafficking.
A 2002 Turin Conference on Trafficking, Slavery and Peacekeeping report said “peacekeepers are often part of the problem.” Connected to organized crime, it’s well known that human trafficking provides “an important revenue source.”
UN “zero tolerance” is more rhetoric than policy. Wherever they’re deployed, peacekeepers serve power, not populations they’re mandated to protect.
Libya Soon to Be Occupied
Libyans will now experience what other UN occupied countries fear. They already live through daily hell as war rages. Insurgents are murdering anyone thought to be pro-Gaddafi. Black African guest workers are especially vulnerable.
On September 15, Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, Philip Gordon, gloated about another imperial trophy, saying:
The Libya operation is “in many ways a model on how the United States can lead the way that allows allows allies to support.”
“What is new about Libya is the approach that the United States would do an initial phase that only the United States could do, and then that Europeans were playing a leading role in certain aspects.”
In fact, Pentagon commanders are fully in charge. US forces continue playing a leading role without publicly “taking center stage.” In all wars involving America, it leads, never follows, or plays back seat to any other nation.
No matter who’s out in front publicly, Washington’s fully in charge. It didn’t matter that Cameron and Sarkozy showed up in Tripoli yesterday, not Obama. He did his gloating at home.
The British and French leaders did theirs at a press conference with National Transitional Council (NTC) puppet head Mustafa Jabril, a figurehead stooge for Washington.
Given continuing violence in the capital, they didn’t stay long. Heavy security also accompanied their arrival and departure. NTC officials said they’ll stay in Benghazi until NATO’s campaign ends.
However, it may not be over when it’s over. Divisions in the ranks of victors are emerging. Islamist leaders openly criticize Jabril. AP reported that Tripoli military council spokesman Anes Sharif called for his resignation, saying:
“He’s been living for the last six months outside the country. He is appointing people depending on their loyalty to him, not depending on their worth and their activities in the revolution. We think he’s a project for a new dictator.”
Muslim cleric Ali al-Sallabi made similar comments. So have others. On August 30, New York Times writers David Kirkpatrick and Rod Norland headlined, “Tripoli Divided as Rebels Jostle to Fill Power Vacuum,” saying:
“There are growing hints of rivalry among the various brigades over who deserves credit for ‘liberating’ the city and the influence it might bring.”
Open divisions within rebel leadership ranks emerged, “but also between secularists and Islamists.”
Internal power struggles “illustrate the challenge a new provisional government will face in trying to unify Libya’s fractious political landscape.”
Given considerable tribal influence, greater fissures may emerge for something much different than what Washington has in mind, and for sure ordinary Libyans who yearn for former peace and stability under Gaddafi.
Moreover, Islamists and secularists have conflicting visions of a new Libya. Abdel Hakim Belhaj, a former Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) Al Qaeda leader/now CIA asset heading rebel forces in Tripoli, openly criticized Jabril. A close aid said he’ll “be gone soon.”
Ali Sallabi, Etilaf head, an Islamist umbrella group, called for his resignation, accusing him and other NTC officials of planned profiteering and “a new era of tyranny and dictatorship.”
On September 14, Times writers Kirkpatrick and Norland headlined, “Islamists Growing Sway Raises Questions for Libya,” saying:
At issue is “the ultimate character of the government and society that will rise in place of (Gaddafi).”
Likely conflict-producing power struggles may prove more troublesome than whether secularists or Islamists prevail. In various countries, Washington has allies in both camps. At issue only is if they’re client or independent states. Gaddafi’s “sin” was the latter.
Whoever finally takes charge, protracted conflict will continue after NATO declares victory and stops bombing.
So far it continues unabated. According to Cameron, “We must keep up with the NATO mission until civilians are all protected and this work is finished.”
Given the massive death and injury toll, there may not be many left or a Libya fit to live in when terror bombing and rebel rampaging ends.
Nonetheless, Sarkozy said, “We have done what we did because we thought it was the right thing to do.”
They committed grievous crimes of war and against humanity. It’s ongoing serial killing on an industrial scale.
It won’t stop across the region soon. According to General Carter Ham, AFRICOM commander, new campaigns ahead are planned to control all Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
As a result, expect NATO’s killing machine to select new countries to destroy as part of its “responsibility to protect humanitarian mission.”
In fact, it’s to colonize and exploit the entire area, carving it up for profit.
Like Afghans and Iraqis, Libyans know what happens when NATO shows up. At least, those still alive can explain it.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Correo del Orinoco International
This week Telesur welcomed home a news team just back from covering NATO’s war on Libya from that nation’s capital, Tripoli. On arrival at Venezuela’s Maiquetia International Airport, the journalists denounced the ongoing ‘fabrication of lies’ by mainstream media outlets and accused the international press of ‘producing the arguments needed for a continuation of the war’. The Libyan people ‘have been invaded by destruction, war, suffering and death, when the solution to the conflict could have been secured by peaceful means’, affirmed Telesur journalist Rolando Segura, who spent the last four months in Libya alongside cameraman Henry Pillajo.
Segura and Pillajo are among the handful of independent journalists who covered largely underreported stories that include: NATO’s bombing of civilian targets; the indiscriminate killing of black migrant workers by rebel forces; the million strong ‘Green March’ held across Libya demanding reconciliation between the government and opposition forces; the rebel takeover and silencing of Libya’s public broadcasting channels; and the fabricated takeover of Tripoli’s Green Plaza late last month – filmed in Qatar and disseminated by international mainstream media outlets, the video successfully secured recognition of the NATO-backed National Transition Council (CNT) as the ‘new government in Libya’ and convinced many Libyan embassy staff abroad to defect.
After an August 8-9 NATO missile strike killed 85 civilians, 33 of which were children, Telesur’s Segura interviewed Abu Mimiar, brother of one of those killed. Mimiar asked the Telesur reporter if the killing of his brother, a rural farmer, ‘is the protection of civilians they (NATO) talk about? Or is it that those of us who care for and support Gaddafi don’t deserve protection?’
50,000 KILLED IN LIBYAN WAR
According to Segura, who spoke Tuesday at a forum in Caracas organized by Correo del Orinoco, ‘there is talk of an estimated 1,800 killed by NATO bombs and, as a result of the entire conflict, something like 50,000 dead in total – persons who were massacred as a result of this invasion, this aggression, against Libya’.
The bombings, as well as advances made by NATO-backed rebel forces, ‘were made possible by the lies of the mass media that reproduced an editorial line without any questioning at all’, affirmed Segura. Segura’s blog [http://rolandotelesur. blogspot.com/], in Spanish, has been one of the only independent sources of news, analysis, and images in the aftermath of NATO bombings across Libya.
The Telesur crew left Libya late last week, traveling 36 hours by boat from the Libyan coast to Malta, an island just south of Sicily, Italy. The two crowded in a boat fit for 12 alongside 50 other passengers, all of whom sought refuge from war-torn Tripoli.
Since 19 March this year, the United States and its NATO allies have launched over 20,000 sorties over Libya, carrying out an estimated 9,000 air strikes. This past Sunday alone, NATO carried out 52 aerial attacks. Damage to the country’s highly developed infrastructure – including its oil industry, water supply networks, food storage facilities, communications installations, and public health system – has resulted in growing shortages of food, water, and medicine.
TELESUR VS. NEW FORMAT FOR WAR
Speaking to a crowd gathered on Monday, Venezuelan Minister of Communication and Information Andres Izarra praised Telesur’s role in Libya and said ‘US imperialism’ had ‘sown together a new format for imperial aggression’ by using ‘the hegemonic international media’ to demonize governments opposed to US foreign policy. This new ‘format,’ he said, involves ‘instigating revolutions of color, revolutions of spring’ inn countries in which imperialism claims ‘civil liberties are restricted’. Demonization is followed by international media campaigns to topple anti-US governments and, if necessary, direct military intervention follows.
According to Izarra, this new method for attacking sovereign nations has ‘already had a partialn victory in Libya’ and ‘at this moment is a serious threat to Syria’. Izarra praised Telesur reporters in Tripoli, who showed ‘a city that was going about living its normal, daily life’ as international press attempted to portray ‘a dictator, Gaddafi, massacring his own people’ in order to justify NATO’s war.
Jordan Rodriguez, Telesur´s reporter in Tripoli at the start of NATO bombings, told the press that NATO is currently the only force responsible for ‘bombings
that are taking place in Libya’ and blamed the international force for ‘killing innocent civilians, women and children’. Rodriguez pointed out that while NATO bombs continue to hit populated urban centers, ‘we watch as the large networks like CNN and the BBC report on the precision of NATO bombs’ instead of the impact these bombs have on the Libyan people’s daily life.
According to Rodriguez, Telesur has ‘shown another other side of the conflict’. ‘When we (Telesur) spoke to Libyans from rural and other areas, many showed a great deal of appreciation for Moammar Gaddafi. We are talking about the poorest country in all of the Maghreb, before the arrival of the Revolution. The proof is in the statistics, in the hospitals that look like high tech clinics, eightlane highways, the highest quality education’, he said.
Rodriguez accused the US and NATO allies of instigating, arming and training the rebel forces. He said that when speaking to anti-Gaddafi rebels on the ground, ‘all they said is that they wanted ‘Gaddafi to go,’ giving no argumentation’.
Gaddafi was forced into hiding after NATO-backed opposition forces seized on weeks of airstrikes in Tripoli, capturing government offices and the presidential palace. Footage of the socalled ‘Fall of Tripoli’ was widely disseminated by the mainstream media and opposition forces received almost immediate recognition as the ‘new government’ in Libya.
VOICE OF TRUTH
According to Telesur President Patricia Villegas the Caracas- based Latin American news outlet plans to keep staff in Libya indefinitely as NATO steps up efforts to destroy support for Gaddafi and maintain the pro-Western ‘transitional government’.
According to Villegas, the station’s overall objective ‘has always been’ to provide a ‘voice to the victims of conflict,’ as was the case during the 2009 military coup in Honduras, the attempted ouster of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa in 2010, the popular uprising against former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and most recently, the NATO bombing of Libya.
‘We didn’t arrive (in Libya) alongside the invaders’, affirmed Villegas. ‘We didn’t arrive with the bullets…Other media outlets did. Other media outlets are riding in the rebels’ cars; others are protected by private securitycompanies. This is not the journalistic practice of Telesur. We have told this story since it first began’, she said.
‘Regardless of whether or not the leader (Gaddafi) is ‘correct,’ we have been witness to exceptional acts of aggression by NATO; of NATO bombs not only attacking military but also civilian targets’, she affirmed.
CHAVEZ PRAISES TELESUR
Over the weekend Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez praised Telesur’s coverage of the war on Libya, stressing the importance of breaking apart the media blockade imposed by ‘US Empire’ and its allies in international and local media networks. ‘I want us to award the Telesur correspondents with an honor, the highest honor given by the Republic. Those people are the ones telling the truth’. said Chavez. ‘Our recognition and admiration goes out to Telesur and its correspondents in Libya…What courage!’ he said.
The work of NORTH ATLANTIC TERROR ORGANIZATION at 17/sept/11
NATO propaganda machine would never broad cast these pictures of terror..
This is the terrorism which NATO has brought to Libya, it is yet unclear how many innocent women and children were killed in this terror attack, but soon we will know, and also we will see a deafening silence from those who claim to be “saving civilian lives”.
UN is a cheap and corrupt organization, NATO continues breaching every International Law, but UN is more silent than the rest of the coward International community.
Only some nations have the courage and dignity to stand up to NATO terrorism, that is the African Union and Latin America.
Although the vast majority of International community has refused to recognize NATO militias, at the same time, they have refused to condemn NATO terrorism.
Ras Lanuf has been liberated since 15/sept/11 according to new reports. At the 15th, NATO militias received a devastating defeat and were forced to flee the outskirts of Sirte and wait for NATO to once again continues intensify terror operations killing more than 300 civilians in the town.
Other reports suggests that the Libyan Army has entered Misratah, a town which has detached itself from NTC.
Video of Tripoli shot on Saturday 17.09.11 around 17:30 LT. See that Green Square is quite deserted by PPL, compared to the videos that MSM used to show us during conflict when there were always so many PPL and bands of rebels. Also one wonder where are the rebels and their famous armed pickups..
(source: Leonor Leonor )
Desperate to declare NATO’s mission in Libya a victory ahead of the September 19, 2011 deadline on their contrived UN Security Council resolution, already violated in every conceivable manner possible, NATO planes in tandem with NATO special forces obliterated Tripoli ahead of swarms of Libyan rebel troops led by notorious Al Qaeda thug Abdulhakim Hasadi (aka Balhaj.) Three weeks later, NATO’s proxy Libyan representative, long-time globalist and servant of the West Mahmoud Gibril Elwarfally, touched down at Tripoli’s airport, one of the few enclaves held by rebels in the city, to give the impression that his “National Transitional Council” (NTC) actually controls the capital and therefore the country.
In reality, Gibril (also spelled Jabril) is in control of nothing, apparently not even his own rebel forces, and stunts such as landing in Tripoli are desperate ploys to portray a sense of strength and resolve to garner continued “international support” as NATO’s deadline quickly approaches. Libya’s rebellion, despite the corporate-media’s disingenuous presentation, is divided along tribal and ethnic lines, with most of Libya’s rebels being motivated, not by aspirations for liberal-democracy, but rather by ideological extremism cultivated over the last 30 years by US and British intelligence in the eastern cities of Darnah and Benghazi. As NATO enables these violent ideologues to expand their control over the country, they are systematically committing war crimes including large-scale theft and looting, exiling entire civilian populations from cities, and wholesale genocide. They are also reportedly turning their weapons on one another.
To compound Gibril’s precarious situation, the few fighters he has that are following orders are stretched thin between attempting to hold parts of Tripoli, holding other towns and cities beyond their Benghazi stronghold, and attempting to siege entire cities still standing defiantly against NATO and rebel conquest. The cities of Bani Walid and Sirte, both claimed by rebels as ripe to fall “within hours” have now entirely balked rebel advances, causing many forces to flee with reports that fighters coming back from the front lines are overwhelmed and demoralized.
Despite heavy, and quite obviously indiscriminate bombing by NATO for the better part of two weeks, resistance in these two cities is still fierce enough to keep the rebels well at bay. It is quite apparent that initial reports by Gabril’s “NTC” that only 60-150 Qaddafi fighters remained in Bani Walid, were yet another lie and that the entire city’s civilian population is putting up resistance. The number of “resisters” has gone up piecemeal as the rebel operation drags on, with the number of “Qaddafi soldiers” fighting in Bani Walid well past 1,000 now.
Bani Walid is predominately made of members of Libya’s one-million strong Warfalla tribe, and is decidedly not interested in NATO’s sponsored “Benghazi liberation.” In the wake of NATO’s bombing campaign and special forces entering Tripoli and their setting the stage for looting, torture, and genocide, and after months of reporting on the Libyan rebels’ penchant for war crimes, the London Telegraph has finally admitted in short that the rebels are in fact genocidal racists. In the Telegraph’s article “Gaddafi’s ghost town after the loyalists retreat,” it is reported that rebels have taken the city of Tawarga, where the entire civilian population was either killed, rounded up, or exiled.
The article notes “racist undercurrents” within the Libyan rebellion, a factor independent analysts have been warning about since NATO intervened in March. The report also quotes rebel leaders as saying in regards to the vast amount of property left behind by the exiled population, “the military council will decide what will happen to the buildings. But over our dead bodies will the Tawargas return.” Another rebel commender concluded, “Tawarga no longer exists.” Of course, exiling an entire civilian population from their homes and arbitrarily seizing their property is a grievous war crime, and in this particular case, a war crime done under NATO cover, with US and British diplomatic recognition of the war criminals remaining steadfast, and even many of the arms and the training used to carry out such war crimes courtesy of NATO.
With the fate of Tawarga befalling an increasingly larger number of cities and towns amidst NATO’s campaign of “liberation,” increasingly fierce resistance throughout Libya, including by the entire populations of both Sirte and Bani Walid, is not unexpected. They indeed face NATO sanctioned door-to-door genocide, exile, theft, looting, torture, and in essence everything in reality that NATO falsely accused Qaddafi of doing to justify their military intervention in the first place.
Libya is turning out to be a NATO-led Hitlerian campaign of conquest, complete with collective punishment and ground troops carrying out appalling atrocities. The rebels are literally led by a US State Department and UK Home Office listed terror organization, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), who’s commander Abdulhakim Hasadi has openly admitted to fighting NATO troops in Afghanistan. What’s worse is that these facts are not revelations, but well-known inconvenient truths NATO, with the help of the corporate-media, has tried to bury, spin, or otherwise obfuscate until the point of no return in their Libyan intervention had been reached.
As NATO races to dress up their failed operation in Libya as a success so that they can escape an upcoming September 19 vote on continuing the UN mandate under which this crime against humanity is being committed, the lies will become more acute and the atrocities infinitely more brutal and widespread. Now more than ever do Libyan’s require a robust alternative media to cover the truth, “read between the lies” of the corporate-news networks, and ensure that this nation of 7 million is not buried by NATO in deception or the stark silence of public apathy.
Tony Cartalucci is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Global Research Articles by Tony Cartalucci
Libya’s leader Muammar Qaddafi has managed to survive and put up fierce resistance for now half a year against NATO aggression and their Al Qaeda led rebel forces on the ground. Tripoli is still unsecured, and entire cities still stand firmly in defiance against constant NATO bombing and multiple attempts by “thousands” of rebels to surround and starve out cities. Libyans have also now fended off several full fledged assaults by an increasingly disorganized rebel army on the cities of Sirte and Bani Walid.
The cracks are beginning to show in NATO’s proxy army, the so-called Libyan rebels hailing from Libya’s eastern Cyrenaica region, notorious as the most concentrated recruiting ground for international terrorism on earth and the home of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), listed as a foreign terrorist organization by both the US State Department and the UK Home Office. In recent weeks, it has become impossible for the corporate media and NATO to hide the fact that the rebels are being led by LIFG commanders. It is also increasingly impossible to hide these terrorists’ atrocities as they literally exile or exterminate entire cities. The London Telegraph has finally admitted in short that the rebels are in fact genocidal racists. In the Telegraph’s article “Gaddafi’s ghost town after the loyalists retreat,” it is reported that rebels have taken the city of Tawarga, where the entire civilian population was either killed, rounded up, or exiled, all motivated by a “racist undercurrent.”
‘DIE AS IT IS MY GOOD WILL.‘
NATO has bombed a hospital in Sirte, after bombing a hotel and residential apartments in its latest intensified terror attacks. Almost 400 innocent people have been killed in these terror attacks.
This is not the first time NATO has bombed such fascilities in support of Human Rights. Previously NATO bombed a clinic in Zlitan, then NATO bombed a University in Tripoli, then NATO bombed a peace conference in Brega, bombed a village, bombed farms, bombed food storage facilities, bombed water pipe lines, bombed a repair factory for water pipelines….. etc etc
THE 3 COLD BLOOD MURDERERS
As I mentioned before, NATO has intensified its terror attacks, mainly because it has failed to defeat those who came in defence of Libya. Instead, NATO has decided to target women and children to show how powerful it is, and what its weapons are capable of. In NATO’s latest intense terror attacks in Sirte, over 354 innocent women and children were murdered, no mercy, no condemnation, no regret, just blunt murder and no comment.
These cowardly attacks against innocent, defenceless, women and children is an attempt to spread terror and chaos in liberated towns, but Libyan people are not willing to give up being free and independent. Living through 6 months of terror bombings, tortures, gruesome murders, mass abductions and rapes, Libyans have still refused to surrender against Imperialists. This shows their patriotism to their religion, and their nation’s independence.
par Allain Jules
Brega et Ras Lanouf sont depuis hier, entre les mains des loyalistes. Hélas, les médias « meanstream » refusent d’en parler. En démocratie, lorsque des personnes ne vous veulent pas, vous organisez des élections. Visiblement, ce n’est pas le cas pour les renégats de Benghazi qui veulent par tous les moyens s’imposer par la force. C’est ce qui était reproché à Kadhafi à Misrata, non ? Aujourd’hui, le peuple de Syrte et Bani Walid ne veut pas des rebelles. Et que fait l’OTAN ? Elle bombarde ces populations-là, avec l’aval de l’ONU, qui ose reconnaître une rébellion.
L’ONU est une pute, n’ayons pas peur des mots. Elle s’offre aux plus offrants, en l’occurrence, les pays riches qui la financent. C’est ainsi qu’ils veulent imposer leur point de vue en Libye en commettant des crimes de guerre et contre l’humanité. Qui va donc protéger les populations de ces deux villes martyres qui ne sont pas menacées par les forces kadhafistes ?
Mais, c’est incontestable, les petites frappes occidentales se rendront bientôt à l’évidence. En attendant les prochains bombardements, que dis-je, la fin des bombardements qui ont lieu actuellement dans les deux villes, la population résiste. C’est ainsi qu’au abord de la ville ce soir, de nombreux cadavres des renégats jonchent la périphérie de la ville. Des carcasses des pick-up aussi. Ce n’est que le début.
On a aperçu aujourd’hui, des colonnes de combattants mis en déroute, s’enfuir de la ville. Hélas, les mauvais perdant parlent comme toujours de repli tactique…mon œil. On a vu, aussi, des véhicules vrombissant des révolutionnaires de pacotille, se retirer à toute vitesse de la ville de Bani Walid, fuyant l’assaut des loyalistes.
C’est maintenant que la guerre commence. Heureux ceux qui ont très vite crié victoire ! La vérité en Libye c’est que, comme l’indique cette vidéo, les populations vivent sous la terreur des terroristes du CNT. Drôle de démocratie où, personne ne doit s’exprimer en leur défaveur. Cherchez l’erreur !
(source: Allain Jules)
Moussa Ibrahim was interviewed via phone by Al Rai TV Friday 16.09.11.
A summary of the key points of his message follows:
>>All attempts aimed at penetrating our defenses have failed. We have the ability to continue fighting for months, although the attacks and bombings by NATO are fierce and beyond belief.
>>Qatar does not want its citizens to regard the NTC as extremists. They repeatedly state that Mahmoud Jibril and members of the NTC are liberals backed by France and Britain. Qatar is a strong ally of the armed gangs that destroy and kill in the name of religion.
>>Algeria has come under attack due to the fact that it is a major economic power in Africa and has vast resources. Algeria is also strongly anti-imperialistic and pursues a humanitarian form of governance and diplomacy. Algeria has refused to cooperate with NATO.
>>Although there are many differences between NATO countries, they share common ground when it comes to dividing the spoils of Libya for their personal gain.
>>There is an imperialist conspiracy against Libya, Algeria and any nation with a thriving economy and vast natural resources.
>>The aim of the imperialists is the recolonization of Africa.
>>He cautioned against accepting media reports that create despair or confusion about the situation in Libya.
Moussa Ibrahim has issued a statement warning people NOT to go the Anti NATO march on the 18th of September as it is a trap set by NATO to massacre as much of the resistance as possible.. This before the UN General Assembly which may call for a halt to the no-fly zone. – A.I.
>>He stated that any messages to the people will come through Al Rai TV.
Reuters confirm that NATO militias fled from Bani Walid, after lies spread by the same media outlet that they already occupied the town.
“Forced to retreat from Bani Walid” (Reuters – 17/sept/11)
The completely fabricated lies are continually spread, then corrected when it is impossible to hide the truth.
Ibrahim Moussa also confirmed that NATO militias were forced to flee Bani Walid and Sirte, also confirming that at least 130 of NATO militiamen were killed in between Sabha and Bani Walid, another 60+ killed around Sirte.
Other sources give a much higher casualty rate, one source estimates up to 200 militiamen killed outside Bani Walid, when they were forced to retreat, in the process 30 Tanks and 40 armed SUVs destroyed.
After another retreat and defeat, reports suggests that NATO has unleashed the most viscous terror attacks since the war began. At least 50 civilians (including children) have been reportedly killed in Sirte by the latest NATO terror attacks.
When NATO militias fled Sirte and Bani Walid, angry and frustrated, they turned against each other again, one faction blaming the other faction, and vice versa. The division is deepening as the Zero Hour is getting closer and closer. Libyan militias are panicking because they believe NATO will abandon them after the next vote for extension of terror operations.
Also many analysts believe that NATO cannot afford to continue this war, both in economic sense, and in security sense. NATO believes that the destabilization of Libya will only effect NATO member states in Europe, and will destroy NATO member state’s already fragile and almost dead economies.
Previous reports indicated that Gangs connected to Italian Mafia is smuggling weapons and drugs to Europe through destabilized and lawless Libya. This has caused Security concerns amongst the already fragile NATO member states where social unrest is high, and discontent towards NATO member regimes is even higher.
Members of The Bolivian Alternative for the People’s of Our America, known as ALBA, totally oppose giving Libya’s UN seat to the NTC. ALBA countries include: Nicaragua, Cuba, Ecuador, Bolivia, Dominica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua and Barbuda. Hugo Chavez predicts that a hot debate over Libya will occur in the UN General Assembly.
Countries belonging to a Latin America trade group oppose giving Libya’s U.N. member seat to the NATO-led rebels who fight the Jamahiriya government, the Venezuelan ambassador said in a Wednesday letter to the new General Assembly president.
Ambassador Jorge Valero wrote to General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser that foreign ministers of the countries in the ALBA group agree that Libya’s United Nations seat should not be occupied by “an illegitimate transitory authority imposed by foreign intervention.”
Rather, they say, the seat should not be filled until “a legitimate government is established” that “reflects the free and sovereign will of the Libyan people.”
Diplomats who have close ties with the NATO-rebels’ National Transitional Council, have continued to staff the country’s U.N. mission offices.
The General Assembly’s new credentials committee agreed by consensus on Wednesday to recommend that the rebels’ council get Libya’s seat, said a U.S. official, whose country sits on the committee. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was closed. It is unclear what this committee is, nor could it have legitimacy, as the vast majority of the world still recognizes the legal Jamahiriya government.
The letter of opposition by regional group increases the likelihood that a formal vote call on the matter will be needed, rather than a simple consensus, when the General Assembly acts on the request in the coming days.
The NATO-rebels’ council has been recently recognized by governments which are under the control of international bankers, but more than 80% of the world still recognizes the legal Jamahiriya democratic government.
The government headed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has remained steadfast in its longtime support of Libyan leader Gadhafi and the Jamahiriya.
The foreign ministers of the other ALBA countries — Nicaragua, Cuba, Ecuador, Bolivia, Dominica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua and Barbuda — traveled to Caracas last week to discuss the situation in Libya.
Chavez said Wednesday that he foresees lively discussions in this month’s U.N. General Assembly over Libya.
Chavez, a friend and strong defender of Gadhafi, said the assembly would be hotly debating “the Libyan issue, the war, the genocide in Libya.”
(source: Mathaba )
They said Ibrahim Moussa is dead, they said he was killed, just like they said Khamis was killed five times, then spread in the media like wild fire, NATO propaganda machine has no shame, no credibility, intentionally spreading lies, after lies, after lies, to help with PsyOpsWarfare (psychological warfare).
But these lies have been exposed by Libyans themselves, even though they hacked all Libyan News websites, bombed Libyan state TV, brought it down, brought them down even from Internet broadcasts, still Libyans manage to spread the TRUTH.
(source: Ozyism )
New reports indicate that NATO militias fled Northern Bani Walid after their positions came under attack. It is yet not clear whether any NATO militiamen were killed or wounded. (Reuters)
Heavy fighting have been reported outside Sirte, as NATO militias try to storm the town, also special ops have been dropped inside the town to attack from within. The same tactic was used in Bani Walid, but failed as NATO militias gained heavy casualties and retreated leaving the Special Ops stranded inside (their fate is yet unknown).
NATO militias have received heavy casualties around Sirte, sources inside Sirte estimates that more than hundred NATO militiamen have been killed, but NATO militias claim that only 11 have been killed.
NATO militias are known to lie about their casualties and other events on the ground.
Fighting rages on as Zero Hour gets closer, and slowly intensified. NATO is not expected to continue the terror operations at ZERO HOUR due to the war’s negative image, and due to NATO economic failures.
Breaking – NATO militias have been forced to retreat to Ajdabiya after more clashes around Sirte. Hundreds of NATO militiamen killed when they tried to storm Sirte, backed by NATO air cover and NATO militias dropped inside Sirte.
NATO propaganda machine and NATO militias have been embarrassed many times for making false claims, and exaggerating events. They claimed that they took over Bani Walid, but the next day they were seen fleeing from front lines, carrying as many dead bodies and injured as they could.
Also they claimed that they occupied Sirte previously, but soon after they were seen fleeing with heavy losses of over 300 and unknown number of injured.
The resistance against North Atlantic Terror Organization is still strong, and is slowly intensifying and spreading throughout the country. The Libyan Government has its own plot, as described in Qaddafi’s speech when he referred to ZERO HOUR.
The future is still uncertain.
Los rebeldes libios cerca de Sirte se encuentran en una situación desesperada porque su suministro se corta por los voluntarios verdes que han capturado Brega y ras Lanuf
Te enviamos unas informaciones del grupo y del twitter. Los medios internacionales afirman que las ratas han entrado en Sirte, utilizan 900 camionetas. Pero tenemos una informacion que dice que las ratas han montado un video falso de la toma de Sirte para quebrar el animo de los defensores de la ciudad. Pronto Alyazira va a mostrar este video falso. En verdad las ratas estan a unos 50 km, de Sirte,han quitado del lugar a los periodistas especialmente.
(source: Leonor )