By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
Mirage fighters, F16 fighters, B-2 Stealth bombers, 15,000 NATO air sorties. the bombing of thousands of civilian targets.. NATO is said to be coming to the rescue of the Libyan people. That is what we are being told.
Western journalists have quite deliberately distorted what is happening inside Libya. They have upheld NATO as an instrument of peace and democratization. They have endorsed an illegal and criminal war. They are instruments of US-NATO propaganda.
Global Research’s Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya reporting from Tripoli refutes the media consensus which uphold’s NATO’s humanitarian mandate. He provides us with a review of the mass rallies directed against NATO including extensive photographic evidence. ~Michel Chossudovsky
TRIPOLI. Friday of July 1, 2011 like many other Fridays has seen huge rallies in Tripoli’s Green Square.
It’s very hard to get an accurate number of the mass of people that have attended these rallies. Estimates have placed the size of the July 1st rally in Green Square at one million people. [China reports 1.7 million.]
The rallies have been taking place almost weekly in Tripoli and other Libyan cities, including Sabha on July 8, 2011. The rallies express the Libyan people’s firm opposition to NATO’s “humanitarian” intervention (“on behalf of the Libyan people”).
Western public opinion has been misinformed. People in Europe and North America are not even aware that these mass rallies have taken place.
The large majority of the population are opposed to the Benghazi-based Transitional Council.
The rallies also indicate significant popular support for Colonel Qaddafi in contrast to the usual stereotype descriptions of the Western media.
The mainstream media has either casually dismissed the significance of these public gatherings directed against NATO intervention or has failed to even report them.
These rallies continue late into the night.
The following are pictures of Libyans converging on Green Square on July 1, 2011.
These pictures also show that the mainstream media was present and aware of these rallies. So what is preventing them from reporting the truth? Why are some of these journalists claiming that only a few thousand people attended?
It is important to note that the pictures were taken at the outset of the event.
Libyans headed throughout the day into the night towards Green Square. Highways and roads leading towards Green Square were packed.
See all 23 pictures at Global Research.
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya reporting from Tripoli is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG).