False dawns and tattered dignity in Libya
Libya Dawn says it has liberated the Libyan capital and protected the country’s revolution, but a traumatised resident says their occupation is far from the vision of freedom glimpsed following the overthrow of Gaddafi
by: Hassan Morajea
Editors note: Lets see what this article is trying to say from the Misurati point of view and not from the Libyan people.
Fighters from the Islamist-aligned Libya Dawn militia which has seized control of Tripoli say they plan to use the capital as a base to spread their revolutionary movement across civil war-hit Libya. They are not in control as they would like to be. The Libyan Dawnshit militia are used to lying they take the motto from Hitler the bigger the lie, the more believable it is – and if you continue to say it maybe come true.
Libya Dawn, led by forces from the northwestern port city of Misrata, last week took Tripoli from the Zintan Brigades, so CALLED because they hail from the western mountain town of Zintan. The former have since focused on establishing control by setting up operation rooms and checkpoints in the south-west of the city. The former meaning the Zintan have sworn allegiance to the Honourable tribes and it’s not only setting up operation rooms and checkpoints in the south-west of the city, it’s all over the city. See what I mean by lying!
“I think that being in control of the capital gives us a good place to start sorting out the rest of Libya,” Mosbah Bla’au, who works in one such operations room, told Middle East Eye. If he was really in control the only thing that he is so cocky is that Ms Deborah Jones ambassador of the USA has recognised this terrorist group as the legitimate group of Libya and not taking in account the Honourable tribes military group.
Mosbah was bemused by a UN resolution last week that called for sanctions against those involved in the recent outbreak of violence, as well as an immediate ceasefire. Of course he was bemused the UN and NATO are the ones who put them in Libya.
“It is unclear what the UN means. What do they expect us to do if we come under attack? Stand and watch?”, he said. That would have been very easy for us, but you and your crew where so scared that you called upon Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the USA and asked for assistance, where they sent you some troops, arms and money to BRING CHAOS IN TRIPOLI.
Mosbah says his movement is dismayed at the international community’s reaction to the latest surge in violence because they see their struggle as a continuation of the revolt that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. What revolt you idiot? The installed stooges from the CIA, MI6, MOSSAD, QATAR, SAUDI ARABIA AND TURKEY? Its been already confirmed by Jallil that Qaddafi had nothing to do with the KILLING OF DEMONSTRATORS, it was all carefully planned by all of you….
“The world supported us then, so why not now?” he asked. “We are fighting for the revolution so many of our sons died for. We will continue to defend it from anyone.” The world was manipulated, had it known the TRUTH they would have never supported you. What you are trying to install in Libya is another Caliphate to terrorize Europe and do the bidding of Israel.
The Zintan forces that Libya Dawn ousted from Tripoli are aligned with the rogue general Khalifa Haftar, who earlier this year launched an anti-Islamist offensive called “Operation Dignity” from his base in Benghazi in eastern Libya. Here is another lie, the Zintan forces are not aligned with Haftar but with the TRIBES which every journalist and western media are avoiding to talk or even print it in their newspapers.
Mosbah condemned air strikes that killed 24 Libya Dawn fighters on 18 August, which the US says was carried out by Egypt and the UAE. Some critics saw the strikes as a sign that Libya Dawn are gaining an upper hand over Haftar’s forces. Another Lie it was more than 24 killed the number is higher than a 100 men they lost. Which Critics Ms Deborah Jones? or Mr. McCain? please! Another lie: THERE ARE NO HAFTAR’S FORCES BUT THE TRIBE’S FORCES, Haftar’s forces are limited to Benghazi.
The battle for Tripoli is won, he said, but the war is not over as “the militias who controlled south-west Tripoli have fled to the south and the west of the city”. Why don’t you ask him today? Ask him what does he still controls? This Misurati piece of scum thinks he can control Tripoli, he has another think coming.
“They will be rallying and gathering strength, but our forces are ready for any counter-charge” he added. Yes they have to THANK – Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia for that, otherwise we would have crushed them from their first attack.
Haftar’s forces are backed by some of the Libyan state’s special and air forces, as well as other tribal militias. His movement says its main aim is to rid Libya of Islamist militias such as Ansar al-Sharia – a militant group which has assassinated hundreds of Libyan army and police officers over the past two years and welcomed the Libyan Dawn operation when it came on the scene. This is a half lie, Haftar’s forces is backed only by the state’s special forces. The Honourable Tribes just do not bother him for now while he is clearing Islamist militias such Ansar al Sharia.
Ansar were also labeled a terrorist organization by the US government for their involvement in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi in 2012 that killed ambassador Chris Stevens. This is not true by the accounts of an ex-CIA agent (I believe she has never left the agency). What I mean that Ansar Al Sharia has not been labeled as a Terrorist organisation by the US government otherwise they would have kidnapped the leader which his name is Faraj al-Shalabi instead of Ahmed Abu Khattala. The US government did something better they had Faraj al Shalabi killed because he knew too much about the Benghazigate. Here is the link for you to read… http://libyaagainstsuperpowermedia.org/2014/07/15/benghazigatethe-killing-of-al-qaeda-leader-faraj-al-shalabi-connected-to-the-killing-of-stevens/
Libya Dawn’s victory in Tripoli means that Misratan militias can roam freely in the capital for the first time since last November, when anti-militia protesters from Tripoli clashed with Misratan forces in the Gargour district near Gaddafi’s famous Bab al-Aziezia compound. They never stopped roaming the streets of Tripoli at night and kidnaping, robbing, raping all those goody staff that America foreign policy advocates for Democracy!
Protests that started peacefully ended with Misratan militias firing indiscriminately at the protesters, according to witnesses.
“They hit protesters and even people driving past who had nothing to do with the protest,” said Salah, a real estate lawyer who attended the protests. “Almost 50 people were killed.” The facts are over 70 dead and over 100 injured.
The Misratan militias were ousted from Tripoli and forced back to Misrata two days after the protest. This May, they returned after Zintan forces attacked the Islamist-dominated General National Council, then the country’s parliament, in support of Haftar. This is one of their biggest lie, the Zintan did not attack anyone, it’s the other way around, who ever wrote this article has not done their homework. There was a conference with all militias and were agreed on territories and other things which I can not reveal, after the agreement was signed including the Misurati militia they all left, but for reasons unknown the Zintan’s were on alert, which saved for a few days the international airport the same night the Misurati militia decided to attack the Zintan’s and to try to control the Int. Airport of Tripoli as it brought a lot of money into the country and the Misurati mafia wanted a piece of it. There explanation for attacking the airport was that Hafter had attacked in Benghazi the compound of Ansar Al Sharia so it was pay back time.
Four months later, Libya Dawn, which has ties to Ansar Sharia, but is viewed as less radical, says that the group has completely “liberated” the city from the Zintan Brigades. However, not all the city’s residents agree with that appraisal. When they say liberated they mean they have only the international airport of Tripoli which has been burned down and completely destroyed so there was no reason for the Zintan Brigade to stay there, mainly the Zintan brigade didn’t want to have the responsibility of collateral damage which would be dead civilians from these battles
“We are sick of militias ‘liberating’ us,” Salah said.
Salah said his life was now at risk because of his involvement in the demonstrations.
“I no longer have the will to live here in Libya. I want to leave,” he said as he looked at his young daughter playing on the couch next to her mother. “I want my family to be safe.”
Salah fought in the revolution that toppled dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Back then, the Zintan and Misrata forces played a prominent, joint role in what started as a fight for freedom. But the past three years have seen the two groups drift apart.
“I have friends and colleagues on both sides” said Salah. “But, what these militias are doing now is worse than anything I saw from Gaddafi’s forces in 2011.” Qaddafi didn’t do anything other than protect the Libyan civilians from these goons like Salah..
The Misrata militias have already started ransacking the city and are searching for anyone who might oppose them, with dozens arrested and the homes of anyone allied to Haftar or the Zintan Brigades torched. I wish it was only that they are doing, but Sallah is not telling the whole truth, they kidnap people for ransom, they rape and kill at will just for looking at them wrongly.
Salah points to a burnt-out building he says was destroyed by Misrata militias.
“It was the home of a man from Zintan who had nothing to do with the fighting,” said Salah from his car. Although the building was only a few hundred meters away from his home, he still felt it was too dangerous to linger there.
“For the past three days they [Misrata militias] have been patrolling the area,” said Salah.
Salah said only foreign intervention can stop the fighting, referring to the US embassy’s evacuation in July. “When they [the US embassy staff] left, all it took was just a few jets in the air and not one bullet was fired – the militias fear them [foreign forces]” he said. Well Salah, you should ask the question if it wasn’t for the first intervention from NATO that you so much wanted and look at what it brought what makes you think that a second intervention will do? We will become another Iraq from your stupidity and ignorance.
“If they sent over a couple of F16s or whatever you CALL those jets they will run away,” said Salah, “you don’t even have to target them, just their weapons and ammunition.”
The state’s army and police forces are too weak to defeat the militias, he said. “But if you take away their heavy weapons, it would be different story.” You think?
The hope for democracy that many Libyans felt after Gaddafi’s ouster now seems in the distant past, and the political scene is in as much chaos as the security situation. Everybody is asking for Qaddafi to come back…
The Libya Dawn militias who took control of Tripoli are pushing for a reinstatement of the previous Islamist-controlled parliament – the General National Congress (GNC). The Libyan shitdawn may want Allah to come down to earth that doesn’t mean it will happen, The GNC was not recognized by the Libyan people.
However, a newly elected and anti-Islamist dominated parliament – the House of Representatives (HoR) – has been MEETING for a month in the Haftar – controlled city of Tobruk in Libya’s northeast.
The call for the GNC to be reinstated led to a statement from the HoR describing the Libya Dawn and its Islamist militia allies as terrorist organizations.
The UN has met with all sides of the political and military conflict, but has emphasised that it only recognises the HoR as the legitimate body in control of Libya. That’s a first!
With the HoR and GNC not listening to each other on the political front, and the Libya Dawn, Operation Dignity and other militias determined to stay their ground, it could be a while before Libya is stable again and until Salah – who is still looking for a way out of his country – can walk the streets of his neighbourhood safely again. What the journalist is saying here the other militias are the honourable Tribes which by the way all everybody has joined except the Misurati.