France has “taken note” of Libyan call for int’l intervention


 

France has “taken note” of Libyan call for int’l intervention

 

The Libyan Puppet government is at it again asking for the aggressors to come in and rescue them. Only this time NATO, USA and the European countries are very busy with Ukraine and Palestine. They do not have time for their whining from their puppets. Of course they also do not have the budget for another intervention. The F.UK.US & Co. want this destruction from their  patsies which they finance and train(Al Qaeda, Ansar Sharia, Muslim Brotherhood, Daash and Misurata-jews militias) and what I mean they want this is in dividing Libya into THREE Separate States one to belong to the French which is Fezzan, the second piece to British which is Tripolitania and the third piece to Americans which is Cyrenaica or Barca as it is called. The map Below shows the division the map with names in English is the new division the West wants for Libya.

Libya: Last report from the Government (03/03/2012): UN in the way more cowardly and deviant recognizes that NATO killed Libyans civilians. No to impunity or to oblivion!

 

A French official said Tuesday his government had “taken note” of the Libyan government’s call for an international force to return security to the volatile country, but he said this call would have to be discussed by the international community, and firstly by the UN.
Violence has wracked several parts of Libya for months as rival groups vie for power. Clashes have been most violent in Benghazi and in Tripoli for the past few days, with heavy fighting around the airport and some government buildings.
“We have taken note of the call of the Libyan government for an international force. A return to a secure (situation) in Libya is a priority for France. This is a subject we consult on regularly with our principal partners,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said in a briefing.
But the French official stressed that the Libyan appeal was not addressed to France but to the international community.
“It should be examined by the competent international bodies with priority given to the United Nations,” he added.

France has also another problem and can not intervene in Libya their problem is Mali and the international community has already heavily criticized them. In my opinion France already has her hands full and I don’t think any time soon they can intervene in any country.

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BENGHAZIGATE:The killing of al Qaeda leader Faraj Al-Shalabi Connected to the Killing of Stevens


 

BENGHAZIGATE: The killing of al Qaeda leader Faraj Al-Shalabi Connected to the Killing of Stevens

The killing of al Qaeda leader Faraj Al-Shalabi ‫ ‬ customary in Prairie

Faraj al-Shalabi

According to news sources from El Marg City, Libya. They confirmed the death of Al Qaeda/Ansar Sharia/ Daash/ LIFG/ Nusra/Isis/ CIA/FBI/MI6/DGSE Secret Service leader, Faraj al-Shalabi, who is also a member of the Jewish Misurata militia. The news sources stated that Al Shalabi was found dead after his disappearance two days ago.

As reported in the mainstream media in the USA, the Obama administration and US State department told the whole world that ambassador Stevens and three SAS Americans were killed by the Ansar Sharia militia. The supposed Master mind of this killing (assassination?) was Faraj al Shalabi hence the State department issued that the Ansar Sharia is a terrorist group.  What the State department of America does not say is that Al Qaeda and its affiliates, listed above, are one and the same. On June 14, 2014, The US kidnapped Ahmed Abu Khattala (on Libya soil) . Khattala is a man who is not capable of tying his own shoes let alone master minding a sophisticated attack.

In other words, this was not “Osama bin Laden” hiding in a cave in Afghanistan, changing locations constantly to avoid detection. Khattala told his CNN interviewer, Arwa Damon, that he had not been contacted by any Libyan or American officials despite being an eyewitness to some of the events of September 11, 2012. “Even the investigative team did not try to contact me,” he told Damon, referring to the FBI. For further information on the kidnapping please press on the links above.

Ahmed Abu Khattala

Ahmed Abu Khattala

 Rumors abound about Obama wanting to run for the presidency of the US in 2016 for a 3rd term but Hillary Clinton also wants to run for the Presidency in 2016.  It’s only natural that both Obama and Clinton would like the BENGHAZIGATE scandal to disappear forever. It is only reasonable to assume that they are killing off any witnesses that were either involved or were eye witnesses to what happened on the night of September 11, 2012.  Both of these “criminal” politicians do not want the public to know the truth and the reason for the ORDER to “stand down” and do respond to call for help from the Ambassador.  One should always remember that Hillary Clinton and her husband are famous in the US for the trail of dead bodies that they have around them since Bill Clinton was the Governor of Arkansas.  Not long after Clinton took the White House, Hillary Clinton’s right hand man, Vince Foster, was found dead in a park in DC. The report said suicide but they could not explain how Foster could kill himself and then move his own body to a park in DC and then cover himself with leaves from a different park.  Suffice it to say, the Clintons and Mr. Obama are not averse to using any measures to maintain their power.  This is historical fact.

This article is just another verification of the illegal war that Obama waged against Libya: President Barack Obama has waged illegal wars (Libya).  Obama is well know for following his Zionist orders and using armed Islamic fundamentalists (Libya and Syria) to provoke civil wars (Ukraine) and assert the right of their puppet president to order the assassination of any person, including American citizens, without trial or even a hearing. The Obama administration has built up the infrastructure of a police state, greatly expanding the US spying apparatus and seeking to monitor and collect the telecommunications, email and Internet activities of virtually everyone on the planet.  Obama is now moving thousands of illegal aliens across the southern border of the US (being done illegally) and it is known that radical Islamists are filtering into the US this way as evidenced by prayer rugs and Korans found laying around the border of the US and Mexico.

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives is pushing for an investigation.  Not an investigation of the countless crimes committed by Obama and Clinton against humanity, international law, the US Constitution and basic democratic rights, but of the White House talking points on Benghazi.  On May 8, the House voted 233-186, along nearly party lines, to establish a select committee to investigate the incident.

Its not enough that the Zionist Mafia (Obama) violated our sovereignty, but they imported Al Qaeda to destabilize Libya and now they are killing off witnesses who can shed light on what really happened. There are so many different scenarios playing in the western media currently that it is difficult to discern the truth of any of these reports. Confusing? Not a coincidence. You can read more on the page Benghazigate and other updates in the archives of this blog.

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many thanks to J. Moriarty for editing this article

Why the International Airport of Tripoli Closed down for three days.


Why the International Airport of Tripoli Closed down for three days.

We all know that Libya after the illegal war in 2011 is NOT the great success as declared by Obama but is a failed state that is a fact. What the Western Media neglects to report is that all Libyans are struggling against the ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS brought in by NATO, F.UK.US, QATAR, U.A.E. and SAUDI ARABIA. Before I conclude this article about the closing of the International airport of Tripoli, I would like to reiterate for my readers what has happened since the end of the ILLEGAL War up to and including today’s incident. 

The Israeli agreement signed and sealed by the phony entity NTC (National Transitional Council), which was put in place by NATO and F.UK.US to rule Libya forever.  This document gave the Mossad a permanent base of operations in the green mountain area of Libya. When I first tweeted this document other reporters (I do not claim to be a reporter just an activist and a fighter for the liberation of my country from the colonization done illegally by the west) tried to mock me by saying it is a false document and No Western Media has published it therefore, it does not exist.  This agreement was signed in Afghanistan. Here is the link which confirms: “The tribe’s security got this document from their people inside and I believe it came out of Afghanistan.” The document is written in Hebrew and is an agreement between the NATO puppet rebels and Israel. The agreement stated that Israel will arm and train the rebels until they take over Libya at which time Israel will be allowed to build a military base in the green mountain area in the east of Libya.“Israel-involvement-fake-revolution.  All of these conditions are being met and the location has been secured for Israel.

We the Libyan people are a very straight forward people. We were never fanatics about religion or politics. What we desire is security for our family, a good job, a home we could call our own and the ability to travel abroad. This we had before NATO blew up our country.  So what changed? Well the Illegal war for one, the imported mercenaries from Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, U.A.E, Turkey, Syria, Palestine, Tunis, Algiers, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, America, Israel, England and France. Now the F.UK.US are using the uneducated-poor in Libya as their patsies because they are cheaper than their own troops. They import these uneducated-poor-mercenaries whenever they want to overthrow a legitimate government. Any Arab country that does not voluntarily comply with the commands of the “one world order” Zionists is invaded. Here is a formal confirmation supporting my earlier statements about the mercenaries who are Al Qaeda: The Database Shortly before his untimely death, former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook told the House of Commons that “Al Qaeda” is not really a terrorist group but a database of international mujaheddin and arms smugglers used by the CIA and Saudis to funnel guerrillas, arms, and money into Soviet-occupied Afghanistan”. Courtesy of World Affairs, a journal based in New Delhi, WMR can bring you an important excerpt from an Apr.-Jun. 2004 article by Pierre-Henry Bunel, a former agent for French military intelligence.

“I first heard about Al-Qaida while I was attending the Command and Staff course in Jordan. I was a French officer at that time and the French Armed Forces had close contacts and cooperation with Jordan . . .

“Two of my Jordanian colleagues were experts in computers. They were air defense officers. Using computer science slang, they introduced a series of jokes about students’ punishment.

“For example, when one of us was late at the bus stop to leave the Staff College, the two officers used to tell us: ‘You’ll be noted in ‘Q eidat il-Maaloomaat’ which meant ‘You’ll be logged in the information database.’ Meaning ‘You will receive a warning . . .’ If the case was more severe, they would used to talk about ‘Q eidat i-Taaleemaat.’ Meaning ‘the decision database.’ It meant ‘you will be punished.’ For the worst cases they used to speak of logging in ‘Al Qaida.’

 The west has plans for us Libyans: Africa is a land mass that is a little more than 3 times the size of the United States.  The Africans north and south of Sahara must unite. The permanent tactic of the Europeans in general, and the British, in particular, is to divide and conquer. This is the standard operating procedure of imperialist/Zionists.  In Libya, the Zionist had been planning for decades to exploit the traditional Arab Libya.  I abhor the Zionist vision of Libya as a racist state. The Zionists invision the creation of Libya as a racist State, in the same way as South Africa was once a racist State. Number one fear of the Zionists has always been the unification all of Africa.

So now you have a better picture of what is happening in Libya. Libya is now being occupied by imported terrorist groups brought in, trained and financed by ISRAEL, USA, FRANCE AND BRITAIN: Al-Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood, Ansar Sharaia, Misurata/Jewish Racist Rat Brigade and Daash which is under Abdelhakim Belhaj.  Belhaj is the only one who is a Libyan but he was in exile because Islamic Extremists were forbidden in Libya under the past government. Belhaj carries a BRITISH passport and has been caught with many other professionally prepared phony passports.  He was living in England when the US decided it was time to sent him back to Libya as a gift to the legitimate Jamahiriya government, but it was a trap. The US used all its influence with the UN to force the Jamahiriya government (for HUMANITARIAN REASONS) to release all prisoners in Libya who were claimed to be political prisoners but were in fact radical Islamist terrorists. All of those released were associated with Al Qaeda, Libyan Islamic fighting group (LIFG), and other extremist groups,  all of whom originate from the east Libyan town of Derna. The legitimate Jamahiriya government complied with this demand even though it was against the better judgment of the Late Leader. He capitulated with the UN demand because he was promised more freedoms in world business for the Libyan people.  The last prisoner was released in the first week of February 2011. This coincided with the resignation of Mustapha Abdeljalil from his job with the legitimate Libyan government.  

 Do you think this was a coincidence? I don’t think so!

Everything had been planned to the last detail. The master-planners did not calculate the HUMAN factor, this being that the Libyan people loved their country and supported their government by a factor of 85%. Libya is an ancient culture with one of the strongest support for family units in the world.  Those values are upheld by the tribal structure.  Libyan people are typically non confrontational, they enjoy strong belief in their God, but protect the every religion based on a book.  These are all the things that the Zionists cannot allow. They attempted to split Libya into THREE pieces to be shared with England, United States and France. This is why you see the attempt at forced independence of CYRENAICA which is Benghazi. Second division to be an area of the minority of the Amazigh or Tamazight known as Berbers; they are scattered between the regions of Zawiyah, Nalut and Gharyan. The area of northwest to be called TRIPOLITANIA and lastly the extremists want to make the city of Derna a radical Islamic emirate.  I have attached a map of Libya so that you can see the divisions.

 Political Map of Libya

 

MAP OF TRIBES

MAP OF TRIBES

Tribes Legend the numbers attached to the names of the tribes,  which connects to the map above.

When Benghazi tried to get its independence as Cyrenaica the rest of the Libyan population went against them, you can go to the archives of this blog to find more information. 

The Libyan people do not want to be divided, we do not want to live in fear, we do not want our wives and daughters raped. We are sick and tired from the 240 foreign & national militia’s who are financed by NATO/CIA/MOSSAD to cause chaos in Libya. We are sick with worry for all of our beloved sisters and brothers being illegally detained in militia-controlled detention centers, living under inhumane conditions. These centers are holding nearly 40,000 people without access to the justice system, and some 2 million civilians still remain forcibly displaced  or in exile as a result of the illegal war in 2011.

Since NATO began its destruction of Libya in March 2011until today, I don’t think any legitimate Libyan has had a peaceful night.  The legitimate Libyan people suffered continuous bombings for 8 months during the NATO attacks in 2011 (I am surprised any of us are still alive). After NATO accomplished the destruction of Libya it left 250,000 psychopathic mercenaries to finish the destruction of Libya. These mercenaries formed militias (armed gangs). These militias are always fighting each other and of course there is collateral damage.  In April of 2014, the calculated death toll since NATO started its destruction of Libya is over 600,000; most were civilians.

As I stated before the master-planners failed to calculate the Human factor – the love of our country. Today there is a Green Resistance and day by day it’s getting stronger as more Libyans are realizing or waking up and joining the resistance against the militias and the foreign occupiers. The tribes in exile are assisting were ever they can to help the resistance. Many “self exiled” Libyans are returning to assist. Each and every one of us is giving a helping hand.  We will never stop loving our country even if we have to die to save it.

On the 12th of this month there was a meeting with the main militias to decide who control’s what. After the militias agreed they shook their hands and left. The Misurata militia, Tajoura, Janzour brigade 27, Souk Juma and Daash initiated an attack on the 13th of July, against the Zintan tribal fighters and the International airport of Tripoli. The reason for this attack was because the Daash militia which belongs to Belhaj, lost control of the military airport called Mitiga. Belhaj’s control of Mitiga allowed Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the UAE to smuggle arms, alcohol and money into Libya.  In return, Belhaj and his crew would repay them with Human trafficking of children and women.  With the loss of Mitiga airport to the government,  Belhaj and his criminal associates are left with only one airport in Misurata which is not sufficient for all their illegal activities. These militia’s are attempting to put Tripoli under siege, but as I said before the Human factor is always foiling their schemes.  The Zintan tribe, although they are not my favorite tribe, are probably the most proficient Libyan fighters, they are more humane and apparently they do love Libya. They are always on alert. When the “militia mafia” fighters of Misurata, Daash, Tajoura, Zanjur , Souk Juma  attacked the Zintan, they were in for a very big surprise, they were soundly beaten back.

Many thanks for the editing of the above article by J. Moriarty 

“We are publishing the reports of the secret security officers of the Libyan intelligence regarding the meetings of the Muslim Brotherhood and the armed mafia in collaboration with the terrorist elements from Daash (Belhaj). This report shows the brutal schemes (collusion) of these criminals to attack the legitimate Libyan army who are working to bring back the dignity and security of Libya. A copy of their plan has been leaked and we have posted it below. This report shows what is happening today in Tripoli because of NATO’s illegal actions in 2011and its results in detail. A copy of the original plan was delivered to the head of Libyan intelligence by hand.”

 

Libya: 6 dead and 25 injured in clashes in Tripoli 13.07.2014 According to sources with the Ministry of Health of Libya today announced the arrival of 9 dead and 30 wounded to hospitals in the Libyan capital of Tripoli as a result of fighting between militias from Misurata and the Zintan in several areas of Tripoli, the source added that the cases of wounded, ranging from moderate to serious .

Libyan Civil Aviation announced the closure of the airport in Tripoli for 3 days 14/07/2014 Libyan Civil Aviation announced that it will be shut down the Tripoli International Airport for three days. Also added that travelers stranded abroad will run flights from Misurata to bring these passengers.

Video: of Tripoli clashes between militias the Zintan and Misurata 13/07/2014

Sound of clashes Palace bin Ghashir between militias Misurata and the Zintan 13/07/2014

Ongoing clashes to control the airport in Tripoli between forces from Misurata and the Zintan

Video the Zintan forces arrived at dawn today to Tripoli airport

Confessions of Abdul Hamid Issa one centrist leaders shield after his arrest

 for the attack to the international airport of Tripoli.

The killing of Abdel Moneim hunting leading of Ninewa operations room of rebel militias by the Zintan

 

Suleiman Shatwan was killed, he is the leader of the battalion “Big” in Misurata clashes of Tripoli 13/07/2014 sources reported the death of Suleiman Shatwan leadership of “Big battalion” in Misurata. The death of Shatwan came after his injuries in today’s battles in the vicinity of the airport in Tripoli.

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The death of Solomon Chitwan

Images of militias Salah Badi corpses

Gharyan military council confirms clashed with a convoy of Zintan gate of Abi Shaybah 13/07/2014 The head of the military council of Gharyan Chenkadh key “to the website ambiance” The clashes capabilities at noon today gate of of the Council area Iboshibh between forces loyal to them and the military convoy coming from the city of the Zintan heading to Tripoli four people injured during the clashes belonging to the forces of the military council of Gharyan.

Video: Statement of the people of the city of the Zintan on the events in Tripoli

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Libya, ALBA and the West: Humanity’s Choice Between Cooperative Solidarity and Murderous Competition


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In September 2013, the Belfer Center of Harvard University published a study confirming that NATO’s war on Libya was based on downright falsehoods. In June this year the US authorities announced data indicating that the economy contracted 2.9% in the first quarter. In the same month Facebook admitted accusations that it had abused its system so as to carry out an unauthorized experiment in mass psychological manipulation of its users

But no one in the NATO countries concerned is facing trial in the International Criminal Court for the criminal aggression against Libya. Stock market prices continue at high levels and the financial media say, six years after the international financial system collapsed in 2008, that the recovery is “gaining traction”. The millions of Facebook users continue to use that social network as if nothing has happened presumably because it has become such an integral part of their daily routine.

The connection between these diverse apparently unrelated events is that they show the integral corruption of the criminal system of Western capitalism. No matter where one looks. In international relations, in the United Nations, in the economy, in the financial system, in intellectual life, in the communications media, in sports bodies like FIFA or the International Olympic Committee, corruption is everywhere. Virtually every area of public policy is perverted so as to benefit corporate elites.

In Western media, innumerable liberal and progressive analysts express an almost neurotic longing for change. The academic and media phenomenon of Thomas Piketty’s study of capitalism openly acknowledges the social and economic injustice of capitalism. The media phenomenon of Edward Snowden explicitly recognizes the routine abuse on a massive scale about which many other people before Snowden had raised the alarm for decades.

Few have noted the paradox that these media phenomena are generated by the self-same inert broken system that Snowden and Piketty criticize. Far from being a virtuous demonstration of democracy, essentially what Piketty and Snowden and their promoters are saying comes down to something like, “Sure, the system’s broken but if we tighten a nut here and a bolt there the machinery will work again just fine”. Or perhaps, if the Princess could only overcome her revulsion and kiss the toad everyone could live happily ever after. Real human history has been very different.

Human history prior to 1945 was one of a century and a half of bitter struggle by untold millions of women and men around the world against the sadistic cruelty and injustice of genocidal Western capitalism. That long history of struggle achieved a few positive results at end of the Second World War, including the start of decolonization and recognition of the right to self-determination. One can argue that those changes have helped the majority world to resist in some degree since 1990 the persistent surges of aggression by the Western powers trying to defend their residual global domination.

In recent years, Libya has been the most representative case of North American and European sadism and hypocrisy. The opportune study in 2013 by Alan Kuperman of Harvard University’s Belfer Center concludes : “Libya’s 2011 uprising was never peaceful, but instead was armed and violent from the start. Muammar al-Qaddafi did not target civilians or resort to indiscriminate force.” Kuperman adds, “NATO’s action magnified the conflict’s duration about sixfold, and its death toll at least sevenfold, while also exacerbating human rights abuses, humanitarian suffering, Islamic radicalism, and weapons proliferation in Libya and its neighbors.

While there has been wide recognition of the deceit-based failure of the wars against Afghanistan and Iraq, not for nothing have few admitted the disastrous failure of the war against Libya. More than any other recent conflict, the sadistic aggression against Libya revealed the falsity not just of Western governments and corporate media but also of Western alternative media, progressive intellectuals and progressive movements. Along the whole length of the Western political spectrum the most distinguished political academic and intellectual leaders were mistaken in the most humiliating and shameful way.

The destruction of Libya shows the completely rotten reality underlying the false claims to moral and intellectual superiority of Western political culture. The contagion of baseless prejudices and rumours glibly treated as fact also extended to many majority world intellectuals. It was truly remarkable how many supposedly cultured, sophisticated individuals, knowing practically nothing about Libya, expressed an irrational antipathy against both the Libyan Jamahiriya and its architect Muammar al-Gaddhafi.

Only a few leaders, notably Daniel Ortega, Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro, showed the necessary wisdom to accurately assess what was happening. This is indisputable. So one obvious conclusion is to question the judgment of all those Western political leaders, intellectuals and many supposedly progressive movements, whatever their political label may be. The aggression against Libya has proven to be the graveyard of the credibility of public political and intellectual life in North America and Europe.

The UN showed itself yet again to be a reliable accomplice of aggression violating its most fundamental principles. Almost alone, it was the governments of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Americas who maintained a consistent and correct position based on an accurate assessment of the facts. When almost all other world political leaders failed so grossly on Libya, it is indeed interesting to look at why Daniel Ortega, Hugo Chávez, Fidel Castro and their ALBA colleagues got things right.

More than anyone those leaders and their colleagues like Nicolas Maduro, Evo Morales and Rafael Correa understand the meaning of the true history of mass struggle against the Western imperialist powers throughout the majority world. They were right about Libya and they are right now in their defence of Cuba, Venezuela and Argentina in Latin America and, elsewhere, of the people and government of Syria and the people of eastern Ukraine. Last week they again showed the strength of their anti-imperialist political vision in two very important events for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Firstly, last week saw the first meeting of the Administrative Council of the long delayed Bank of the South, a South American alternative to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Secondly, last week also saw unanimous solidarity with Argentina from Latin American and Caribbean countries in the Organization of American States against US court judgments favouring predatory vulture funds. Both cases indicate the influence and prestige achieved in recent years of the ALBA countries’ vision of solidarity based regional integration.

As the economic and political crisis in the NATO countries deepens, the challenge to its global political and economic domination increases. The West promotes a vision based on greed and competition rigged via unfair trade, manipulative development cooperation and unjust debt. The increasingly influential ALBA vision, of solidarity and cooperation based on fundamental respect for nations’ self-determination is also the vision of the Libyan Jamahiriya. In Latin America, the deep moral battle between this vision and the destructive corporate greed of the West plays out mainly in the continuing vicious blockade of Cuba, the violent destabilization of Venezuela and, now, the wanton legal attack on Argentina’s economy.

Originally posted on Libya 360°:

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In September 2013, the Belfer Center of Harvard University published a study confirming that NATO’s war on Libya was based on downright falsehoods. In June this year the US authorities announced data indicating that the economy contracted 2.9% in the first quarter. In the same month Facebook admitted accusations that it had abused its system so as to carry out an unauthorized experiment in mass psychological manipulation of its users

But no one in the NATO countries concerned is facing trial in the International Criminal Court for the criminal aggression against Libya. Stock market prices continue at high levels and the financial media say, six years after the international financial system collapsed in 2008, that the recovery is “gaining traction”. The millions of Facebook users continue to use that social network as if nothing has happened presumably because it has become such an integral part of their…

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Forces loyal to Libya’s Haftar claim arrest of foreign ‘spies’


Forces loyal to Libya’s Haftar claim arrest of foreign ‘spies’

 

Haftar’s Operation Dignity claims to have arrested foreign ‘spies’ working for the UN, prompting fierce denials

A Turkish national on his way out of Libya on 26 June, after Operation Dignity warns of arrests on espionage charges (AA)

 

Rumours are circling in Libya around the arrest of members of the European Union security team, after General Haftar’s Operation Dignity accused foreign workers of spying on Thursday.

Two members of the team protecting the EU delegation were arrested in Benghazi on Friday, and are being detained in one of the city’s hotels, reports Libyan daily al-Wasat.

According to the site, it has not been able to confirm who was responsible for the arrest.

These reports come on the back of a war of words against foreign nationals launched on Thursday by General Khalifa Haftar’s Operation Dignity.

Muhammad Hejazi, official spokesperson for the operation launched against militia groups in Libya, said at a press conference on Thursday that Haftar’s forces had arrested two foreign “spies”, though he did not mention when this had happened.

According to Hejazi, a French and an Austrian national working for the United Nations were detained in Bayda, considered among the most important towns in the east of the country.

“It became clear that they were spies for foreign countries.”

The two were apparently released in possession of “advanced communications and photographic equipment.”

Both the UN and the EU have played down these claims.

The UN denied completely that any workers with the agency had been arrested, saying that the UN has no workers in Bayda.

For its part, the European Union delegation in Libya confirmed that two foreign workers completing a security assessment with a company contracted by the EU had been detained, but said that the arrest occurred a fortnight ago.

Ville Varjola, deputy head of the delegation, told MEE that the workers had been carrying out a security survey of Bayda at the request of Libya’s constitution drafting assembly at the time of their arrest.

“It was a misunderstanding – for most of the time they were detained at their hotel and treated well.”

The accusations of UN spying in Libya by Operation Dignity come less than two weeks after 248 Turkish workers left the country, having been threatened with arrest on espionage charges by Haftar’s spokesperson.

Some commentators see Hejazi’s announcement on Thursday as a step back towards Libya’s isolationism under former dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

@LibyanBentBladi really great to see the ” spy” phobia is back … Just like the old days

— jomana karadsheh (@JomanaCNN) July 3, 2014 ****(this one was giving co ordinates to NATO where to bomb in Libya, and its not a Libyan person so I will let you (readers) decide what it is.)

Hejazi also provoked surprise and, in some quarters, ridicule, when he announced that “70 percent” of the goals of Operation Dignity had been achieved.

On same day 6 citizens killed in Benghazi,spokesperson for Haftir says Dignity Operation has succeeded in accomplishing 70% of its mission

— Asma (@LibyanBentBladi) July 3, 2014 ****(well well! they crawled out of their holes, hadn’t seen them since the illegal war in Libya they were silent for 3 years and now they are back… oh I will enjoy to fight with them through twitter again!)

However, for some Operation Dignity is filling a vacuum left by the General National Congress, which according to commentators has been noticeably silent over the past few days.

Regardless of how efficient Op. Karama is, at least they bothered to make a statement today. Unlike the continued silence of the GNC.

— Nada Elfeituri (@NadaElfeituri) July 3, 2014 ***(lets not forget this one too she had disappeared after the illegal war and now reappears, isn’t that something these little rats always appear when they are afraid they are going to loose.) 

The High National Elections Commission announced last on Thursday that preliminary results for 120 polling stations across Libya have been received, and scrutinised to ensure that they are genuine.

As a result, votes from 23 stations were discounted because of “illegal activities that affected the results of the election process.”