TURKEY HAS THE AUDACITY TO COMPLAIN! REALY? “Turkey condemns Libyan threat to shoot down any Turkish plane.”


TURKEY HAS THE AUDACITY TO COMPLAIN! REALY?

“Turkey condemns Libyan threat to shoot down any Turkish plane.”

Turkish Airline has been bringing inside Libya full of ARMS & MERCENERIES

Turkish Airline has been bringing inside Libya full of ARMS & 

MERCENARIES

Turkey has condemned a threat by an internationally recognized Libyan army to shoot down any Turkish plane, civilian or military, that penetrates into Libyan airspace. *****(It’s about time…. the Turkish airline together with Qatar has been landing in Libya since the end of the war in 2011 assisting the rebels/betrayers/terrorists in Libya by giving them arms, financing them and importing mercenaries, causing the escalation of Militias fighting and in the crossfire  innocent civilians are being killed. Taking in consideration that America and its allies want this chaos in Libya so later on to divide Libya into three pieces. Finally the government in Tobruk is waking up from their lethargic sleep and stepping up to the demands of the Libyan civilians. So Turkey can drown in its own shit together with Qatar and America. Keep on complaining see if any Libyan will care other than DAASH, ISIS IN DERNA, LIBYAN DAWN, LIBYAN SUNRISE AND LIBYAN DIGNITY.)

A statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that the “irresponsible” statement that is in violation of the international law is “absolutely unacceptable.” ****(The audacity of the Turks leaves me speechless! What is absolutely unacceptable is that Turkey is assisting to all the Libyan psychopaths which I mentioned before together with the mercenaries, arms and money that Qatar and Turkey airlines import into Libya. They go against the UN embargo but who gives a damn to the UN when QATAR AND TURKEY are doing the bidding of Uncle Sam and the Elite families.)  

“We strongly condemn this kind of hostile behavior that target our country,” Ankara said. ****(Oh poor Turkey!! She is so innocent from all charges! She never helped Libyan Dawn! or Al Qaeda, or Sharia or Muslim Brotherhood or the group in Derna Isis.)

In the time since country’s dictator Moammar Gaddafi’s overthrow, rival militias widely believed to be backed by regional powers have fought for control of Libya. An alliance of Islamist and other militias captured the capital Tripoli last year and revived an earlier government and parliament.

The Tripoli government accuses Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Emirates of backing its rivals in Tobruk, including by carrying out airstrikes. The Tobruk government says Turkey and Qatar back Islamist militias.

A Libyan warplane from forces loyal to the internationally recognized government bombed a Greek-operated oil tanker anchored offshore on Sunday, killing two crewmen in an escalation of a battle between the country’s rival factions.

Shortly after the attack, Turkish Airlines, the only foreign airline still flying to Libya, has suspended its flights to Misrata over concerns about worsening security in the country. ****(Misrata is the nest of the Libyan Dawn so pardon me if I do not believe the Turkish airline)

Turkey’s flag carrier cancelled its İstanbul – Misrata flights on Sunday, and suspended all Misrata flights, but had not yet taken a decision on other flights to Libya. Turkish Airlines also flies to Benghazi, Tripoli and Sebha in Libya.

Three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is mired in a power struggle between two rival factions of former rebels who have established competing governments, both claiming legitimacy and control of vast oil resources. ****(The Tobruk government is the legal government chosen by the people the government in Tripoli is the hand of Turkey and Qatar had they not assisted them with full armament, finance, logistics etc they would not be able to control Tripoli. Do not forget that Qatar and Turkey are for the Muslim Brotherhood and Isis.)

Ankara said that it is obvious that the statement is made by “certain segments” who conduct air strikes, causing civilian casualties, destroy the country’s infrastructure and violate both international law and human rights. ****(Is Turkey talking about Human rights really??? Should we take a look at Turkey and its Human rights violation… Breaking International law by supplying arms, mercenaries, money, logistics and training in Syria and Libya. What about the Human rights of the Kurds in Turkey? the Armenians? When a country wants to criticize another country its best that first they look at their own back yard.)Turkey also doled out a criticism to the international community for turning a blind eye to “those air strikes” which in turn “encouraged” those who made that “irresponsible statement.” ****(I am speechless! What an impertinence from Turkey who is encouraging whom?)

It noted that a number of civilian flights from Turkey to Libya help address the humanitarian and economic needs of Libyan people at this difficult times.

Turkey said it has launched necessary diplomatic initiatives and already contacted the UN’s point man to Libya.

WHAT A HYPOCRISY FROM THE BIGGEST TRAITOR OF THE NATIONS THE U.N. “UN warns of war crimes as hundreds die in Libya”


WHAT A HYPOCRISY FROM THE BIGGEST TRAITOR OF THE NATIONS THE U.N. “UN warns of war crimes as hundreds die in Libya”

Editor’s Note: Lets take a look at what the UN’s role is; I looked it up in wikipedia so here is the first paragraph -The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization established 24 October 1945, to promote international co-operation *****(of the United States and Israeli interests). A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was created following the Second World War to prevent another such conflict ****(I doubt they are trying to prevent anything). At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. The headquarters of the United Nations is situated in Manhattan,New York City, and enjoys extraterritoriality. Further main offices are situated in Geneva, Nairobi and Vienna. The organization is financed ****(by corporations and lobbyists) by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security ***(yes lets see how they have tried to keep international peace and security since 1945; Since the end of the Second World War in 1945 there have been over 250 major wars in which over 23 million people have been killed, tens of millions made homeless, and countless millions injured and bereaved. In the history of warfare the twentieth century stands out as the bloodiest and most brutal – three times more people have been killed in wars in the last ninety years than in all the previous five hundred and here is another site taking you step by step to see all the wars; Major Episodes of Political Violence
1946-2013), promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict ****(Apparently the UN has nothing to do (with promoting human rights or fostering social and economic development or providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster and armed conflict) because the UN IS THE PRIMARY WHO HAS CAUSED ALL THESE DISASTERS by allowing the EVIL axis to make more wars for their own interest here is what someone else wrote);. all in a day’s work Since the beginning of history people have got angry, had disagreements and punch-ups, and even killed each other. This we have in common with a few other animal species. But it’s very different from war.
War is an activity that needs preparation, organisation, planning and calculation, like farming, or education, or building. It has little to do with aggressive moods or eruptions of anger. There is no baring of teeth in the chemical weapons laboratory. Designing a nuclear bomb that can kill millions of people is a long-term project, requiring skill, imagination, quiet concentration, and a lot of taxpayers’ MONEY. The hundreds of thousands of people employed in armaments factories in Britain alone don’t go to work in the morning red with fury and ready to slay ‘the enemy’. Most of them are loving parents who take care of their children, seldom considering that the weapons they help to make might one day kill some other parent’s children somewhere else.
Murder, the world over, is a crime punishable by long prison sentences (in some countries by execution). Yet hundreds of thousands of people in the world’s armed forces are trained to murder – and murder people they do not even know. Whatever words we use to disguise the fact, war is essentially about murder. To drop bombs on a city, for example, is to murder ordinary citizens, many of them children; the pilot has no personal quarrel with them, but drops the bomb in the name of war – and thereby commits a mass murder. But ‘murder’ is not a word used when talking about war. That would clearly make war a bad thing – something we should avoid at all cost, ready to lock up anyone who tries it. You can see the problem – ‘British soldiers murder 150 Iraqi women and children in liberation of Kuwait’ would make a very unusual headline in the daily paper. War transforms murder not only into something acceptable but highly commendable, for which, if you survive, you may receive praise, promotion, and even a medal.”

The third paragraph goes to explain how it functions: The UN has six principal organs: the General Assembly (the main deliberative assembly); the Security Council (for deciding certain resolutions for peace and security); the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (for promoting international economic and social co-operation and development); the Secretariat (for providing studies, information, and facilities needed by the UN); the International Court of Justice (the primary judicial organ); and the United Nations Trusteeship Council (inactive since 1994). UN System agencies include the World Bank Group, the World Health Organization, the World Food Programme, UNESCO, and UNICEF. The UN’s most prominent officer is the Secretary-General, an office held by South Korean Ban Ki-moon since 2007. Non-governmental organizations may be granted consultative status with ECOSOC and other agencies to participate in the UN’s work.

The last paragraph is the truth:The organization won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, and a number of its officers and agencies have also been awarded the PRIZE. Other evaluations of the UN’s effectiveness have been mixed. Some commentators believe the organization to be an important force for peace and human development, while others have called the organization ineffective, corrupt, or biased.

So to conclude that the UN is helping nations is a farce to say the least, all money sent in by charities or by any other contributions which nobody knows who the contributors are! We do know that Soros is one of them but we also know that he does not give his money to save his soul from when he dies but to earn more profits. It’s a known fact that money given to the UN and its branches for the World food programme does not go to the people in need but into their (organizers) pockets, never arrives to destination I should know they did it also in Libya with expired food etc and only the half of it ever arrived to destination, same happened to the Balkans, Africa the list is long to put in detail.

The Security council if it was doing its job really Palestine would have been recognized since 1945 but NO it was under the British rule and it could do whatever it wanted sell the country, destroyed whatever the Queen desired and this is only one of the countries till to date has not be recognized or given a voice to complain about the massacres and murders are done by the Israelis to the Palestinian people. So when I read an article like the one I am going to post to you about Libya its no wonder I am fuming with anger, because had it not been for the UN and the Axis of Evil we wouldn’t be in this mess. So enough with my rumbling and here is the article for you to read.

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GENEVA: Recent fighting in Libya has killed hundreds of civilians and forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes, the UN said yesterday, demanding justice for serious rights violations and possible “war crimes”. In a joint report, the UN human rights office and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) warned of surging violence across the country since May and widespread human rights violations, including abductions of civilians, torture and executions. “Violations are continuing with impunity. There has been no effort to stop them,” Ravina Shamdasani, spokeswoman for the UN human rights agency, told reporters in Geneva. *****(Well Ms. Shamdasani, this has been going on from the start of the illegal war in 2011, the only thing you and your colleagues did is hide it under the table, only to come now to tell us the ugly truth. Why didn’t the UN STOP IT AT THE BEGINNING? Is it that the Axis of Evil want to divide the country into 3 pieces? Or that Soros together with Levi are profiting, I am aware there are other people who are profiting from this mess but if I start mentioning their names I am liable to sued and unfortunately I do not have the financing to go to court.)

She warned that many of the abuses being committed across Libya “may amount to war crimes”. Three years after dictator Moamer Kadhafi was toppled and killed ****(HE WAS NOT KILLED HE WAS COLDBLOOD MURDERED AND SODOMIZED) in a NATO-backed *****( ILLEGAL DONE BY CIA, MOSSAD, MI6, DGSE a so-called) revolt, Libya is awash with weapons and powerful militias, and run by rival governments and parliaments.  Yesterday’s report pointed to an escalation in fighting since mid-October in Benghazi, where forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar ****(he is CIA/DGSE asset does that say something to you?) have been battling Islamist militiamen who have taken control of much of Libya’s second city.

Some 450 people were killed there in the two months leading up to mid-December, and some 90,000 people had fled, including more than 9,000 seeking shelter in schools, unfinished buildings and open spaces like parking lots, the report said. Clashes in Benghazi on Monday meanwhile killed another 16 people and wounded dozens, security sources and medics said. ****(What they do not tell you that from the beginning of the war till to date, we have over 70,000 prisoners of war who no one knows their whereabouts, we only know of the very important people who are in the Tripoli prisons. They do not tell you that during the bombing in 2011 by NATO we lost over 500,000 civilians from both sides. They do not tell you that over 3 million Libyans have been displaced or gone to exile. They do not tell you of how many mass murderers from torture, rape and mutilation has been going on from the end of the illegal war till to date. They do not tell you who finances them world-wide to spread Ebola, Cholera and other deadly diseases who the UN supports to eliminate million of people, these philanthropists who we are in their mercy through the UN. THE UN IS JUST ANOTHER BUSINESS CORPORATION LEAD BY THE NWO.)

Humanitarian Crisis
In the western Warshafana area, fighting between rival armed groups ****(the rival armed groups they mean the upgraded LIBYAN DAWN from Misurata, yes the same militia who displaced Tawergha neighbouring village just because they were blacks and rumoured that they were mercenaries helping the previous government. Warshafana tribe try to protect itself from LIBYAN DAWN), the same had killed some 100 people and injured 500 others between mid-August and mid-October, the report found. It warned of “a humanitarian crisis” with at least 120,000 people displaced in the area facing “severe shortages of food and medical supplies”. Fighting in the neighbouring Nafusa mountains had also left a reported 170 people dead, and displaced around 5,700 families, it said.

People displaced by the fighting had told UNSMIL that hundreds of houses, farms and businesses had been looted, shelled, burned down, or destroyed by bulldozers *****(Again they do not tell you that all the displacement and fighting it’s not done by the militias but by LIBYAN DAWN WHO IS OWNED BY THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, while they are having heavy losses they retaliated by bombing, looting, kidnapping, rapping, burning and destroying everything on site). In the capital Tripoli the humanitarian situation had improved since late August, but activists, journalists and public figures continued to be abducted and threatened, the report found. “One prominent human rights defender received text messages from armed groups warning him to stop his advocacy work or else his children would be abducted and killed,” it said. *****(Again in this article they do not mention that GNC in Tripoli, Hassi – Muslim Brotherhood -Al Sharia – Al Qaeda- Isis- LIFG-  Libyan Dawn and Libyan Dignity with Hafter are the ones who are causing all this travesty of destruction which the UN BROUGHT THEM TO LIBYA TO TOPPLE THE PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT.)

Several journalists had been killed, including the October 5 killing of al-Tayeb Isa, the founder of Tuareg Tumsat television, whose body was found riddled with bullets and his car set on fire. The report painted a horrifying picture of widespread abductions, torture and abuse, as well as reports of summary executions, including beheadings.  A father and son detained at a checkpoint in al-Maya said they had been severely beaten before their captors poured petrol over them and threatened to burn them alive. *****(What is here described it’s an everyday thing since the end of the illegal war in 2011 – It’s the UN fault together with the Axis of Evil WHO want to divide LIBYA INTO 3 STATES and the only way to do it is to cause this havoc of destruction.)

In a statement, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein cautioned commanders and high-ranking officials that they were “criminally liable under international law” for any human rights abuses they commit or order. They could also be held ACCOUNTABLE if they “fail to take reasonable and necessary measures to prevent or punish” war crimes or human rights violations taking place, he said *****(Mr. Al Huseein knows very well they will never be prosecuted because they are financed, trained by the same people who installed them in Libya which is the UN, FUKUS & NATO so no high-ranking officials take any notice of his statements, if they were liable to prosecution they should have done so from the first instant which was the cold-blooded murder of the Late Qaddafi and his son, but did anyone do something about it? No, on the contrary they had the video shown widely for over a week and some scenes of this cold-blooded murder has been put on TV series and films. So allow me to say THAT THE HYPOCRISY OF THEIR STATEMENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS IS ONLY FOR INNER CIRCULATIONS WHILE ALL COUNTRIES WHO REALLY NEEDED THEIR SUPPORT ARE DYING. THE UN, BAN KI MOON AND ASSOCIATES ARE JUST PUPPETS TO THE ELITES AND DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BUT COLLECTING MONEY FROM THE WORKING PEOPLE AND WITH THESE STATEMENTS THEY JUST WANT TO SHOW TO US THAT THEY ARE WORTH THEIR SALARIES. ALL OF THE UNITED NATION SHOULD BE DISMANTLED BECAUSE THEY HAVE F@@@ED UP NATIONS INSTEAD OF REALLY ASSISTING THEM JUST TAKE A LOOK TO LATIN AMERICA, MIDDLE EAST LIKE SYRIA, IRAQ, LEBANON, PALESTINE, YEMEN, AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, AFRICA if you take a look at the nations of Africa you will understand that the UN has done nothing whatsoever to help they only brought more disaster and famine to them). – AFP

 

Migrants held in Libya say they were hung from trees, whipped – Now This is the reality of Todays Libya


Migrants held in Libya say they were hung from trees, whipped – Now This is the reality of Today’s Libya

 

Human Rights Watch documents horrific abuse claims by migrants in detention centres run by the Libyan government. ****(Well if HRW had done its job correctly from the beginning instead of helping the Western Media with its respective governments We the Libyans wouldn’t be in this situation)

Migrants wait to disembark from an Italian navy ship in Sicily, Italy, in May. The world is currently experiencing the biggest movement of migrants since the Second World War.

CARMELO IMBESI / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Migrants wait to disembark from an Italian navy ship in Sicily, Italy, in May. The world is currently experiencing the biggest movement of migrants since the Second World War.

By:  Staff Reporter, Published on Thu Jul 03 2014

 

Refugees hung, upside down, from trees and whipped. Migrant women and girls strip-searched and violated. Dozens crammed into tiny cells with blocked and overflowing toilets.

Those are some of the horrific conditions facing migrants in Libyan detention centres, according to Human Rights Watch, which documented abuses in eight of 19 facilities run by the Libyan government.

The migrants in these holding facilities are often fleeing conflict or poverty in Africa and are trying to escape, in boats, across the Mediterranean to the European Union.

In eight of the centres, 93 detainees, including boys as young as 14, told researchers from Human Rights Watch that they were regularly assaulted — beaten with iron rods or rifle butts, whipped with cables and hoses, burned by cigarettes, kicked and punched, shot with tasers, probed with electric shocks and hung upside down and beaten.

“We were shocked at the level of extreme violence used by guards against defenceless migrants and asylum seekers,” said Hanan Salah, a researcher for Human Rights Watch in Tripoli, the Libyan capital. ***(she was shocked? really? when she was reporting that Qaddafi gave VIAGRA to his army so that they could rape which was then denied by HRW but the harm was already done she was not shocked? she was not shocked when the ratverments were killing everything that moved on two legs whether a child or an adult? she was not shocked when the ratverments were killing in the thousands innocent Libyan people? she was not shocked when she covered up all the ratverments rapes done to our Libyan sisters? she was not shocked when Sirt was bombarded from air, ground and sea killing thousands? she was not shocked when Sirte and Ban Walid was in siege and they didn’t bother to help them? she was not shocked when in both cities mentioned white phosphorus and depleted uranium was bombed from the sky? She was not shocked when she lied through her teeth that the mass graves of handcuffed dead soldiers were killed by the ratverments only to come a year later 2012 to admit that yes the ratverments did it.? Hanah Salah and her colleagues are also responsible for this mess, they are also responsible for not doing their job from the beginning of this ILLEGAL war. They should be hanged from the trees for causing this chaos.)

“The stench, filth and overcrowding in some of the detention facilities was almost unbearable at times,” she said, adding HRW researchers “found rampant ill treatment, torture and unfavourable conditions for men, women and children in eight out of nine centres visited, which included beatings, whipping with cables, electric shocks and intrusive body searches.”

Some of the violence used against the detainees was a “form of ‘punishment’” for attempts to flee, but mostly there was “no apparent reason” for it, she said.

Many of the migrants in Libya are on their way to Italy before heading to other destinations in the EU.

The world is currently experiencing the biggest movement of migrants since the Second World WarBy the end of 2013, 51.2 million people were forcibly displaced because of war, persecution, violence and human rights violations, the United Nations reported last June in the UN High Commission For Refugees Global Trends report. Raging conflicts and turmoil in parts of Africa, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are mainly behind the exodus. ***(and who is responsible for this? U.S.A. UK, FRANCE, ISRAEL, UN AND HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH.)

In 2014, Italy experienced a record level of refugees seeking asylum. Nearly 42,000 fled to Italy in the first four months of 2014, according to the EU border agency Frontex. More than half of those migrants came from Libya, said HRW in a recent statement issued before the release of a wider report on the Libyan situation.

Italy and the EU financially support many of the detention centres and the Libyan agencies working within them. That money — nearly 12 million euros over the next four years — should be immediately suspended until the UN can ascertain that the torture has stopped, HRW says.

“Donors, in particular the EU and Italy, recipient of tens of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers coming on boats from North Africa, should immediately suspend all aid to migrant detention facilities until the Libyan authorities launch an investigation into these abuses and the UN is able to verify the abuses have stopped,” Salah said. ****(YES this is only words, where was she when we needed her? Drinking coffee with Sarkozy, Levi, Cameron and Obama.)

There are 19 official Libyan detention centres holding anywhere between 1,000 and 6,000 people. Human Rights Watch was allowed to visit nine of the facilities and to speak with 138 detainees; almost 100 of them reported some form of torture.

Researchers found up to 60 men and boys crammed into rooms as small as 30 square metres. They also witnessed hundreds of detainees kept in small rooms and corridors that were flooded with sewage from overflowing, blocked toilets, their statement said.

They discovered people detained in shipping containers, former veterinary centres and vacant government offices.

As one 27-year-old Somali man told the rights agency: “Since I came here (earlier this year) the guards attacked me twice. They whipped me with metal wire and beat and punched me all over my body. I also saw them hang four or five people upside-down from the tree outside the entrance door and then beat and whipped their feet and stomach.”

 

“Israel Is A Monster”


“Israel Is A Monster”

“I was a Zionist”

Tzvia Thier at demonstration (Union Square, June 26, 2014) against Israeli raids in West Bank

The Truth of Libya (Finally) Goes Mainstream


The Truth of Libya (Finally) Goes Mainstream

Mustafa Abdul Jalil Head of False Libyan Revolution Admits Qaddafi did not Kill Protesters

Author: Eric Draitser

Editors note: The article admits that the Illegal war in Libya was a false flag, its what we have been saying since 2011 finally the truth is coming out and going into the mainstream. We the simple people have been writing about it from the beginning and the Mainstream was calling us conspirators, Qaddafi loyalists are some of the names that I can remember. Thanks to all the activists and bloggers who spent hours on end with no financial back up. We have been for the last three years laughed at, condemned at, some were prosecuted, some lost their lives and some are still in hiding as the Libyan Militias have put a price on our heads. I would like to thank the author and his colleagues who took the time to read our articles, videos etc and to decide to write an article about the truth. We still have a long way to go, but its a start.

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More than three years after the US and its NATO allies unleashed an “intervention” and regime change in Libya, the US establishment admits they maybe have “got it wrong.” Naturally, there were many of us who were demonized endlessly for speaking out against that war, and against all those politicians, analysts, and “activists” on the left and right, who championed the “humanitarianism” of waging war on Libya. We were attacked as “soft on dictators,” “conspiracy theorists,” and “anti-Americans.” And yet, today it is our voices that still proclaim loudly the immorality and illegality of that war. Thankfully, it seems the establishment is beginning to hear us.

One of the most highly regarded politico-academic institutions in the US – the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University – has issued a report which undermines the established narrative of the war in Libya, laying bare the cold, hard reality of what Libya was at the outset of the war, what really happened in the early days, and what Libya has become today. Of course, responsibility for the tragic and lasting effects of that war should be laid at the feet of Obama, Cameron, Sarkozy, and the other participants, in addition to those media outlets and NGOs that deliberately spread lies about the reality on the ground in Libya. All must be held accountable.

Finally Seeing the Light?

The recent report, which is actually almost a year old, was written by Dr. Alan Kuperman, Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin. Dr. Kuperman attempts to shed light on some of the key aspects of disinformation before and during the war in Libya. These important findings contradict every single justification for that war, from the lies and distortions of Samantha Power, Susan Rice, and Hillary Clinton, to the deluge of propaganda from so-called NGOs such as Human rights Watch and Amnesty International. By examining the obfuscations and outright lies told by these individuals and organs of soft power, Dr. Kuperman makes it quite clear that, just as with Iraq, the people of the United States (and much of the world) have been lied into yet another war.

One of the principal lies told about Libya and Gaddafi was the totally unsubstantiated claim of “massacres” by Gaddafi forces in Benghazi and a few other cities. This claim, perpetrated by Human Rights Watch among others, was repeated ad nauseam by every major media outlet. As Dr. Kuperman writes:

Contrary to Western media reports, Qaddafi did not initiate Libya’s violence by targeting peaceful protesters. The United Nations and Amnesty International have documented that in all four Libyan cities initially consumed by civil conflict in mid-February 2011—Benghazi, Al Bayda, Tripoli, and Misurata—violence was actually initiated by the protesters. The government responded to the rebels militarily but never intentionally targeted civilians or resorted to “indiscriminate” force, as Western media clai med. Early press accounts exaggerated the death toll by a factor of ten, citing “more than 2,000 deaths” in Benghazi during the initial days of the uprising, whereas Human Rights Watch (HRW) later documented only 233 deaths across all of Libya in that period.

These are indeed significant facts that merit further examination as they completely contradict the standard narrative of the war in Libya and, most importantly, the justifications for it. First and foremost is the question of who initiated violence. The talking points in Western media all through early 2011 held that Gaddafi was “murdering his own people,” and that this justified a humanitarian intervention, to “help the people of Benghazi.” However, the hitherto suppressed truth is that it was the violent “protesters” (who should rightly be referred to as terrorists within the protests) who actually initiated the violence, using protesters as human shields.

Secondly, the notion that Gaddafi’s forces intentionally targeted civilians has been thoroughly debunked. Quite the contrary, the evidence now shows that Gaddafi went to great lengths to make sure that no civilians were harmed in the counter-terrorism operation as can be evidenced by the fact that “Qaddafi avoided targeting civilians…HRW reports that of the 949 people wounded [in Misrata] in the rebellion’s initial seven weeks, only 30 were women or children, meaning that Qaddafi’s forces focused narrowly on combatants.” Rather than ordering the wanton killing of civilians, Gaddafi attempted to maintain discipline among his forces such that they could stamp out insurgency with as little collateral damage as possible.

Third is the simple fact that all death tolls reported by the media leading up to the war were not only inaccurate, but wildly exaggerated beyond the parameters of “margin of error.” In fact, by overestimating the death toll by a factor of ten, Human Rights Watch consciously played the part of public relations clearinghouse for US-NATO. Of course, Human Rights Watch, long since understood to be very cozy with the State Department, Pentagon and CIA, has become increasingly discredited in the eyes of serious human rights investigators and activists. The role of HRW in Libya exposed the organization in ways it had never been exposed before – as an organ of US soft power projection, working tirelessly to justify on humanitarian grounds what is undoubtedly a nakedly imperialist war.

Dr. Kuperman also points out another key aspect of the Western narrative which is a complete fiction, namely that US-NATO’s goal in waging the war was not regime change, but the protecting of civilians. As Kuperman writes:

The conventional wisdom is also wrong in asserting that NATO’s main goal in Libya was to protect civilians. Evidence reveals that NATO’s primary aim was to overthrow Qaddafi’s regime, even at the expense of increasing the harm to Libyans. NATO attacked Libyan forces indiscriminately, including some in retreat and others in Qaddafi’s hometown of Sirte, where they posed no threat to civilians. Moreover, NATO continued to aid the rebels even when they repeatedly rejected government cease-fire offers that could have ended the violence and spared civilians. Such military assistance included weapons, training, and covert deployment of hundreds of troops from Qatar, eventually enabling the rebels to capture and summarily execute Qaddafi and seize power in October 2011.

Indeed, the US and its allies abandoned the “protection of civilians” justification almost as soon as UNSC Resolution 1973 was passed, authorizing merely a No Fly Zone in Libya which the NATO forces took as a de facto authorization for total war. As Dr. Kuperman describes, NATO forces were clearly engaged in an air war to destroy the military and political institutions of the Gaddafi government, rather than simply protecting civilians and providing support to rebels. Indeed, the NATO forces became the primary driver of the campaign against Gaddafi, allowing the rebels to take territory and, I might add, carry out their massacres of civilians.

bp2Even Human Rights Watch, which vigorously suppressed the truth about ethnic cleansing carried out against black Libyans while it was happening, was forced to admit crimes against humanity in Libya, specifically the forced displacement of the Tawergha ethnic group. Naturally, these revelations came much too late to save the many innocent black Libyans, particularly in the Fezzan province, who were slaughtered by the rebels backed by US-NATO.

Kuperman’s report also highlights a number of other disastrous effects of the US-NATO war on Libya, including the civil war in Mali, the proliferation of weapons to terrorist groups throughout North Africa, and the general chaos and breakdown of all political, economic, and social institutions in Libya. Additionally, Kuperman notes that the US-NATO war prolonged significantly the war. He writes:

When NATO intervened in mid-March 2011, Qaddafi already had regained control of most of Libya, while the rebels were retreating rapidly toward Egypt. Thus, the conflict was about to end, barely six weeks after it started, at a toll of about 1,000 dead, including soldiers, rebels, and civilians caught in the crossfire. By intervening, NATO enabled the rebels to resume their attack, which prolonged the war for another seven months and caused at least 7,000 more deaths. ****(unfortunately it was not 7,000 deaths the number is a lot bigger to even for someone to grasp it. In these eight months the death toll arrived over 100 thousand people including women and children.)

This is a critical point to highlight. Even by the western investigation number of 7,000 – a gross underestimation in my view, the death toll is likely much higher – the US-NATO war led directly to at least 6,000 additional deaths in Libya. Far from “protecting civilians,” it seems US-NATO was too busy killing them.

While noting some of the critical points, Kuperman’s report also leaves out a number of other shameful outcomes of the war including the deliberate destruction of critical infrastructure (including the Great Man Made River Project), the oppression of women whose rights were protected under Gaddafi, the displacement of many black Libyans and Africans from other neighboring countries who had taken refuge and found employment in Gaddafi’s Libya, and many other deeply troubling developments.

Who Should Pay?

Because the entire narrative of the Libya war has been shown to be a fabrication of the State Department, CIA, International Criminal Court, NGOs and other appendages of US hard and soft power, the question of guilt and culpability comes into play. The United States, along with its allies, has been howling for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, held illegally by the Zintan militia since 2011, to be taken to the International Criminal Court to be tried for war crimes. Now that both mainstream and non-mainstream, western and non-western sources have emerged to challenge this narrative, it’s time we start asking who in the West should be held to account.

First among the criminals must be high-ranking officials in the Obama administration, including former Secretary of State Hillary “We Came, We Saw, He Died” Clinton, and President Obama himself. Not only have they, and their subordinates, blatantly fabricated intelligence leading to an aggressive war (a crime against peace, the most serious of the Nuremburg charges), they deliberately misled the world as to the nature of their operation in Libya. Russia and China certainly feel betrayed by the US and its lies in the UN Security Council. But this is merely the tip of the iceberg.

What price should be paid by media organizations and NGOs deliberately spreading misinformation? Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International should face serious investigations into criminal negligence, or at least gross misconduct, in terms of their dissemination of lies – lies which were used as the prime justification for the war in terms of how it was sold to the people. Is it a crime to inflate by 1000% casualty figures, the end result of which is a justification for war? If not, it should be, as without such propaganda, the war could never have been sold to the public.

Media organizations, especially some ostensibly on the Left, should also be held to account for their misinformation and disinformation. Democracy Now is at the top of the list of guilty organizations. As Bruce Dixon, Managing Editor of Black Agenda Report, wrote at the height of the war:

So like every other Western reporter, Anjali Kamat [Democracy Now’s Libya correspondent] never saw any “mercenaries,” just their oversized bullets. She never saw any mass graves of the hundreds or thousands allegedly killed by Qaddafi’s “heavy machine gun fire” either, or that would be on Democracy Now too. It’s not. Nobody’s located the thousands of wounded survivors either, that must have been the result of shooting into crowds killing hundreds of people, and none of this has stopped Democracy Now from carrying the story just like Fox News or CNN or MSNBC…Something is really wrong with this picture. We have to wonder whether, at least as far as the war in Libya goes, whether Democracy Now is simply feeding us the line of corporate media, the Pentagon and the State Department rather than fulfilling the role of unembedded, independent journalists.

As Dixon points out, Democracy Now exhibited at the very least poor journalistic practice, and at worst, served as the left flank of the imperial propaganda machine. By faithfully reporting the “facts”, which have now been utterly discredited, Kamat and Democracy Now primed the pump of left progressive support for “humanitarian” war.

Of course, Democracy Now is not the only outlet that should be held responsible. All major media in the US obviously toed the US line on Libya. So too did Al Jazeera, the Qatari-owned news outlet which gained notoriety during the Bush years as a news outlet hostile to US policy in Iraq. However, by the time of the war in Libya, Al Jazeera had purged its staff of anyone truly critical of US foreign policy, particularly as it pertained to the “Arab Spring” narrative. In fact, insiders have told me that a wave of resignations, forced resignations, and firings at Al Jazeera coincided with the refusal by some of the more principled journalists to suppress the truth of what was happening in Libya. It would seem then that, rather than reporting the news, Al Jazeera, like its western counterparts, was more interested in serving power than challenging it.

In fact, Al Jazeera was the first news organization to report, and repeat ad nauseam, the lie that Gaddafi’s soldiers were systematically raping women in Benghazi, and that they had been issued Viagra by their commanding officers. This claim, repeated by Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay, and many others has since been debunked, with absolutely zero evidence ever surfacing to substantiate the allegation. And yet, it was one of the principal claims used to justify the indictment issued by Luis Moreno-Ocampo as head of the International Criminal Court. This fact, among many others, shows how the irresponsibility of Al Jazeera, and nearly every other journalistic and human rights organization, led directly to the war in Libya.

Sadly, it is unlikely that any of the parties responsible for the criminal and shameful war on Libya will ever be held to account for their crimes in a courtroom. However, they can be held to account in the court of public opinion. Their institutions must be discredited. Their names and faces must be known and repeated the world over. They all share responsibility for the misery inflicted on the innocent people of Libya. And we who have stood against this war from the beginning, we have been vindicated. Unfortunately, there is no solace to be found in a Libyan graveyard.

 

source: journal-neo.org