By William Blum
It doesn’t matter to them if it’s untrue. It’s a higher truth.
“We came, we saw, he died.” — US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, giggling, as she spoke of the depraved murder of Moammar Gaddafi
Imagine Osama bin Laden or some other Islamic leader speaking of 9-11: “We came, we saw, 3,000 died … ha- ha.”
Clinton and her partners-in-crime in NATO can also have a good laugh at how they deceived the world.
Posted in Education, Healthcare, Housing, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Military, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, War and Peace
Tagged equal rights women, free education, free healthcare, libya, muammar ghadafi, NATO invasion, obama crimes, subsidized housing, War Crimes
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.
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Military, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, War and Peace
Tagged assassination politics, Gaddafi, icc, Land Grab, libya, NATO invasion, War Crimes
By Franklin Lamb
The Peoples Voice
The people I had hoped most to be able to find upon returning to Libya were eight students from Fatah University (now renamed Tripoli University) who became my friends during three months in Libya this summer. They had all been strongly opposed to what NATO was doing to their country (NATO bombs destroyed some classrooms at the University during final exams in late May) and I was very keen to sit with them again if possible since the August 23rd fall of Tripoli when most of them scattered given the uncertainties of what would happen and we lost contact.
Thanks to Ahmad who was waiting for me we re-united quickly. Some excerpts and impressions from yesterday’s all night gathering with Ahmad, Amal, Hind, Suha, Mohammad and Rana:
“I know Sanad al-Ureibi”, Ahmad said disgustedly about the 22 year old who is claiming he fired two bullets at close range into Muammar Gadhafi on October 22nd.
Posted in Education, Healthcare, Housing, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Military, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, Resistance, War and Peace, Women
Tagged free education, free healthcare, free housing, ibya, NATO invasion, obama, warlords, womens rights
By John Pilger
On 14 October, President Barack Obama announced he was sending United States special forces troops to Uganda to join the civil war there. In the next few months, US combat troops will be sent to South Sudan, Congo and Central African Republic. They will only “engage” for “self-defence”, says Obama, satirically. With Libya secured, an American invasion of the African continent is under way.
Obama’s decision is described in the press as “highly unusual” and “surprising”, even “weird”. It is none of these things. It is the logic of American foreign policy since 1945.
Posted in Land Grab, Military, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, War and Peace
Tagged africa invasion, africom, imperialism, libya, NATO invasion, obama warlord, uganda
First, we’ll show the section on Libya, then followed by the entire film
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Economy Economics, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Military, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, War and Peace
Tagged banksters, dinar, endless war, imperialism, Land Grab, libya, NATO invasion, Road to Endless War - The Final Chapter, un terrorism
By Tony Cartalucci
At face value, the tenuous narrative of a struggling, desperate NATO confounded by months of fierce resistance on all fronts and an increasingly brutal and transparently atrocious proxy army on the ground in Libya, suddenly wringing victory from what was essentially a catastrophic failure, is difficult to believe. This, especially as NATO desperately needs to turn its full attention toward Syria as the window of its imperial ambitions quickly closes forever. Already, claims that Muammar Qaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam had been captured have turned out to be admittedly false, Reuters finally admits , even after an elaborate tale had already begun spreading through the biased, irresponsible corporate-driven Western media.
Photo: It’s all smiles and laughs in Tripoli as McCain, a chief proponent and driving force behind the US intervention in Libya, literally glorifies Al Qaeda’s exploits in the now ruined nation. Miles away, the very rebels he was praising were purposefully starving the civilian population of Sirte in an effort to break their will, while they and NATO indiscriminately used heavy weapons aimed at crowded city centers.
Leonor en Libya
Translated by CounterPsyops
October 20, 2011
Dy Yusuf Shakeer, Libyan most famous journalist says that the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is alive. So far, Shaker has not said a single lie, reason why the Libyans listened to him before the NATO bombed its TV channel to silence him.
“I’ve heard enough for today. Enough insults to our intelligence by saying that the Libyans now we are free… We had never lived under siege, killed, persecuted, imprisoned and in this destruction. The only death that I will celebrate will be the one of Zionism and imperialism.”
Muammar to Ghadafi is alive and leading the Libyan resistance.
7 pm UPDATE: Others doubt NATO killed Gadhafi:
Gaddafi is not dead! His son is not dead! Sirte is still under control of Green resistance!
InfoWars: Do You Believe al-Qaeda’s Claim Gaddafi is Dead?
By USA Today
By Filippo Monteforte, AFP/Getty Images
Ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was killed today, Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril said.
By Frances Thomas
The situation in Sirte is dire. Six weeks under siege after months of aerial attacks. Children and old people dead of hunger and thirst. Water supply hit. Hospitals without medical supplies to treat the ill and injured, and then bombed by NATO. The dead lying in the streets.
Constant ‘targeted’ nightly aerial bombardment by NATO air forces. Constant ‘fire at will’ daytime attacks from ill-disciplined NTC rebels using tanks, rockets, mortars and howitzers.
In their missile-launcher-laden graffiti-decorated pick-up trucks, the rebels drive into the city edges in the morn and back out by dark, hailed as ‘freedom-fighters’ by their embedded foreign press, they more resemble armed gangs.
By Dennis South
Roundup of news from za-kaddafi.ru and other independent sources, including that Libyans took out a US paratrooper plane.
Today, Dr. Christof Lehmann, of NSNBC (No Spin News By Christof Lehmann), revealed some very interesting news. Incidentally, Dr. Leymann’s NSNBC has become well-known for its accuracy in reporting the situation on the ground in Libya. He says:
“According to reliable sources, a series of secret meetings between tribal leaders from Zintan, Libya and Algeria resulted tonight in an agreement that a unified front of tribal militia will enter the war which they call “The War for the Liberation of Northern Africa”. According to the same sources this alliance of tribes is backed by a unified North African Front, including Moroccan Tribes as well as Polisario who is fighting against the Moroccan administration of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
By Christof Lehmann
No Spin News
Oct. 4, 2011 Yesterday NATO and Transitional National Council mercenaries initiated the heaviest assault yet on the strategically and economically important city of Sirte, advancing into the suburbs of the city. After heavy fighting, the attack was ground to a halt this morning. Though heavy fighting continued in other cities, the fronts were relatively calm, which indicates that the TNC is running low on reserves. Is the all-out assault a desperate attempt to register one victory before the NATO Meeting in two days?
Posted in Land Grab, Military, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, Resistance, War and Peace
Tagged assassinations, libya, Libyan Youth movement, NATO invasion, syria, tnc, transitional national council, tribal militia, Tuareg warriors
By Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
What do you get when a wannabe imperialist invents a war to get out of trouble at home, straying into deep waters that he neither controls nor understands, getting embroiled in an internecine tribal conflict that spins out of control? The answer to this question is the place where the UK’s David Cameron finds himself now: a 2-bn. pound nightmare.
Not so many months ago, we had David Cameron and William Hague declaring that the Libya Question was “not about removing Gaddafi” and that all it would take would be an immediate ceasefire from the Libyan Armed Forces. Not so many months ago we had David Cameron and William Hague declaring that the war would cost in the region of 200 million pounds, that there would be no NATO boots on the ground and that NATO would not arm the “rebels”.
What they did not tell us was that the French and Americans had been planning this imperialist little adventure for years–
Posted in Land Grab, Military, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, Resistance, War and Peace
Tagged 2 bn pound war, BANI WALID, david cameron, Gaddafi, Gold Dinar, libya, NATO invasion, sirte, Tuareg, War Crimes
“The easiest solution was to say to the colonial powers in the beginning to come and take the oil from our people and stop the aggression.” ~Muammar Ghaddafi
A nationwide pro-Ghaddafi resistance movement is slowly gaining momentum as NATO-Al Qaeda and Rebel forces desperately pound southern Libyan cities loyal to Ghaddafi.
US-NATO have dispatched around 1,500 foreign Al Qaeda mercenaries from Afghanistan to Libya when several hundreds of rebels were killed during recent offensive on Sirte, bani-Walid, Sabha and other towns loyal to Muamar Ghaddafi. Also the all important oil town of Ras Lanuf has been liberated by Ghaddafi forces and that oil exports by the National Transitional Council (NTC) – initially destined for western colonial masters – should now come to a standstill.
By F. William Engdahl
MAP: Africom’s regional interests. Copyright Stratfor.com 2011
The Washington-led decision by NATO to bomb Gaddafi’s Libya into submission over recent months, at an estimated cost to US taxpayers of at least $1 billion, has little if anything to do with what the Obama Administration claims was a mission to “protect innocent civilians.” In reality it is part of a larger strategic assault by NATO and by the Pentagon in particular to entirely control China’s economic achilles heel, namely China’s strategic dependence on large volumes of imported crude oil and gas. Today China is the world’s second largest importer of oil after the United States and the gap is rapidly closing.
Posted in Energy, Land Grab, Military, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, Region: China, Region: Middle East
Tagged africom, China, libya, NATO invasion, oil, resource wars
By Cynthia McKinney
After Georgia was forced by the United States Supreme Court to abandon its scheme to deny Black people the right to an undiluted vote and representation, Leroy Johnson became the first Black person elected to the Georgia State Senate since Reconstruction. The year was 1962. During his tenure, Johnson used his considerable influence inside the body to become the Senate’s Chair of the Judiciary Committee. From this position, he was able to bottle-up legislation that was bad for the State of Georgia, especially its Black residents. Outside and inside the State Senate, Leroy Johnson practiced the art of leadership and engaged in the fight for justice. He produced solid results for a people who were hungry for justice.
Posted in Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Military, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, Torture, War and Peace
Tagged abu ghraib, barbarism, black genocide, genocide, libya, NATO invasion, troy davis
By Dr. Christof Lehmann
No Spin News
Sept. 22, 2011
NATO Extends Libya Campaign Green Flag Flies Over Bengazi
While the worlds eyes were on Palestine´s bet for statehood, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon met in a separate session. To the press Rasmussen declared that he had emphasized NATO´s commitment in former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Iraq, stating that NATO is a “Modern Security Organization”. Rasmussen also pronounced that NATO has prolonged it´s campaign in Libya with three month. Meanwhile, the Green Flag has been hoisted again over Bengazi, and nsnbc receives reports of an escalation of NATO´s violent air-campaign and ground war.
Sept. 24 We walked the desert yesterday with a team of Tuareg, for security reasons we have no phones and no cameras with us. Tuareg elders gave us a statement in which they declare that they will not accept the colonialist crusaders in their lands.
In South Libya the situation is not as described by the media. In many villages where the rats have passed in a driving circus together with some reporters of the west, the people have tricked them by waving to them rat flags….and this in purpose to cut their supply lines. NATO can bomb as long as they want, but can’t find who is who for the moment because we are using a guerilla tactic in order to mix with the rats.
By Victor Nieto
“We are very much grateful to NATO for giving us ‘freedom.'”
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Land Grab, Military, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, War and Peace
Tagged libya, NATO invasion, Victor Nieto
By Finian Cunningham
The persistence of pro-democracy protests in Bahrain in the face of brutal repression may be giving Washington second thoughts about its unwavering support for the royal rulers of the strategically important Persian Gulf kingdom. Are we about to witness a cosmetic ‘regime change’ – not so much for the genuine sake of democratic rights in Bahrain, but more to save Washington’s vital interests across the region?
The tiny island situated between Saudi Arabia and Qatar serves as the base for the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet. The Fifth Fleet, comprising 16,000 personnel and 30 vessels, is a staging ground for US military projection across the Middle East and Central Asia. It also monitors the sealanes of the Persian Gulf through which some 30 per cent of the world’s total supply of traded oil passes every day.
Posted in Military, NWO, Obama and Company, Psy-Ops, Region: Africa, Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged Bahrain, libya, middle east empire, NATO invasion, propaganda, resource wars, us navy fifth fleet