Libya’s Lesson for Iran: Beware of Rapprochement


Libya’s Lesson for Iran: Beware of Rapprochement

 

By Dan Glazebrook

Britain and the US used the so-called “rapprochement” with Gaddafi’s Libya to cultivate a fifth column and prepare the ground for war

Britain and the US used the so-called “rapprochement” with Gaddafi’s Libya to cultivate a fifth column and prepare the ground for war

Three years ago, in late October 2011, the world witnessed the final defeat of the Libyan Jamahiriya – the name by which the Libyan state was known until overthrown in 2011, meaning literally the “state of the masses” – in the face of a massive onslaught from NATO, its regional allies and local collaborators.

It took seven eight months for the world’s most powerful military alliance – with a combined military spending of just under $1 trillion per year – to fully destroy the Jamahiriya (a state with a population the size of Wales) and it took a joint British-French-Qatari special-forces operation to finally WIN control of the capital. In total, 10,000 strike sorties were rained down on Libya, tens of thousands killed and injured, and the country left a battleground for hundreds of warring factions, armed to the teeth with weapons, either looted from state armouries or provided directly by NATO and its allies. Britain, France and the US had led a war which had effectively transformed a peaceful, prosperous African country into a textbook example of a “failed state.”

Yet the common image of Libya in the months and years leading up to the invasion was that of a state that had “come in from the cold” and was now enjoying friendly relations with the West. Tony Blair’s famous embrace of Gaddafi in his tent in 2004 was said to have ushered in a new period of “rapprochement” with Western companies rushing to do business in the oil-rich African state, and Gaddafi’s abandonment of a nuclear deterrent apparently indicative of the new spirit of trust and cooperation.

Yet this image was largely a myth. Yes, sanctions were lifted and diplomatic relations restored; but this did not represent any newfound trust and friendship. Gaddafi himself never changed his opinion that the forces of old and new colonialism remained bitter enemies of African unity and independence, and for their part, the US, Britain and France continued to resent the assertiveness and independence of Libyan foreign policy under Gaddafi’s leadership. The African Oil Policy Initiative Group (AOPIG) – an elite US think tank comprising congressmen, military officers and energy industry lobbyists – warned in 2002 that the influence of “adversaries such as Libya” would only grow unless the US significantly increased its military presence on the continent. Yet, despite “rapprochement,” Gaddafi remained a staunch opponent of such a presence, as noted with anxiety in frequent diplomatic cables from the US Embassy. One, for example, from 2009, noted that “the presence of non-African military elements in Libya or elsewhere on the continent” was almost a “neuralgic issue” for Gaddafi. Another cable from 2008 quoted a pro-Western Libyan government official as saying that “there will be no real economic or political reform in Libya until al-Gaddafi passes from the political scene” which would “not happen while Gaddafi is alive,” hardly the image of a man bending to the will of the West. Gaddafi had clearly not been moved by the flattery towards Libya (or “appropriate deference” as another US Embassy cable put it) that was much in evidence during the period of “rapprochement.” Indeed, at the Arab League summit in March 2008, he warned the assembled heads of state that, following the execution of Saddam Hussein, a former “close friend” of the US, “in the future, it’s going to be your turn too…Even you, the friends of America – no, I will say we, we the friends of America – America may approve of our hanging one day.”

So much for a new period of trust and co-operation. Whilst business deals were being signed, Gaddafi remained implacably opposed to the US and European military presence on the continent (as well as leading the fight to reduce their economic presence) and understood well that this might cost him his life. The US too understood this, and despite their outward flattery, behind the scenes were worried and resentful.

Thus, the so-called rapprochement period was anything but. The US continued to remain hostile to the independent spirit of Libya – as evidenced most obviously by Gaddafi’s hostility to the presence of US and European military forces in Africa – and it now seems that they and the British used this period to prepare the ground for the war that eventually took place in 2011.

The US, for example, used their newfound access to Libyan officials to cultivate relations with those who would become their key local allies during the war. Leaked diplomatic cables show that pro-Western Libyan Justice Minister Mustafa Abdul-Jalil arranged covert meetings between US and Libyan government officials that bypassed the usual official channels and were therefore “under the radar” of the foreign ministry and central government. He was also able to speed up the prisoner release programme that led to the release of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group insurgents who ultimately acted as NATO’s shock troops during the 2011 war. The head of the LIFG – al-Qaeda’s FRANCHISE in Libya – eventually became head of Tripoli’s military council, whilst Abdul-Jalil himself became head of the “Transitional National Council,” that was installed by NATO following the fall of the Jamahiriya.

Another key figure groomed by the US in the years preceding the invasion, was Mahmoud Jibril, head of the National Economic Development Board from 2007, who arranged six US training programmes for Libyan diplomats, many of whom subsequently resigned and sided with the US and Britain once the rebellion and invasion got underway.

Finally, the security and intelligence co-operation that was an element of the “rapprochement” period was used to provide the CIA and MI6 with an unprecedented level of information about both Libyan security forces and opposition elements they could cultivate that would prove invaluable for the conduct of the war.

Thus rapprochement, whilst appearing to be an improvement in relations, may actually be a “long game” to lay the groundwork for naked aggression, by building up intelligence and sounding out possible collaborators, effectively building up a fifth column within the state itself. This is what the neo-conservatives in the US Congress opposing Obama’s “thaw” in Iranian relations apparently fail to understand. Thankfully, it is likely that the Iranians understand it perfectly well.

 - Dan Glazebrook is a political writer specialising in Western foreign policy. He is author of Divide and Ruin: The West’s Imperial Strategy in an Age of Crisis.

Photo: Moamer Gaddafi addresses delegates during the 12th African Union summit at the United Nations Headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on 4 Feb, 2009 (AFP)

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The Supreme Court’s ruling does not affect the legitimacy of the election of the House of Representatives


The Supreme Court’s ruling does not affect the legitimacy of the election of the House of Representatives

 

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Ruseifa news - lawyer Azza Kamel oppressed February decision of the Committee set up by the former Libyan National Congress said amendments overturned on constitutional declaration of the Supreme Court that “the ruling of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court does not affect the legitimacy of the House of Representatives.”

In its first response to the judgment oppressed added that “the status quo and the consequences of judgment in appeal No. 17 against the unconstitutionality of paragraph (11) of Article 30 of the amended constitutional declaration under the Seventh Amendment has nothing to do with the legitimacy of the Parliament (House of Representatives).”

The lawyer added that “the Supreme Court in its judgment did not cancel the Seventh Amendment to the Declaration, but canceled and only a single item from a (item 11), asking everyone to” return to constitutional amendments and the Declaration of the whole. “

She stressed that the oppressed, “the legitimacy of the House of Representatives depends on a package of legislation, the most important of Law No. 10 of 2014 on the election of the House of Representatives in the transitional phase, which was issued from the General National Congress (former parliament).”

It attributed lawyer legal opinion saying that “item 11, which the court ruled unconstitutional stipulates that works proposal in February to the Committee that the House of Representatives elected decisively the question of the head of state directly elected or indirectly system within a period of not more than forty-five days of his first hearing, consequently, this item is not about elections, new Council of Representatives at all. “

According to the oppressed, “the work of the February committee is divided into two parts: the first to do the constitutional amendments and the second proposal of election law, which was, introduced a proposed constitutional amendments first, who handed the Chairman of the Committee to the President of the General National Congress, a proposal which was released Accordingly seventh constitutional amendment specifically item 11 of it. “

She continued, “After that, the Commission and after the resignation of two of them to submit a proposed election law, which introduced a separate bill after the issuance of the seventh amendment has nothing to do with this amendment and therefore item 11, which abolished by the Supreme Court.”

Her “Based on the proposed (election proposal), the National Congress issued elected House of Representatives No. 10 Law for the year 2014 on 31 March 2014 and amended by Law No. 14 of 2014 ie after issuance of the amendment seventh Constitution on 11 March 2014, in the sense that the legality of the election of the Council are drawn from his election law based on Law No. 10 of 2014, which is still standing and true. “

She pointed out that “the intended proposal in February referred to in item 11 of the seventh amendment of the constitutional declaration is proposed only constitutional amendments put forward by the Commission in February, does not apply to the election of the House of Representatives No. 10 Act of 2014,” saying at the same time that the “rule unconstitutional item 11 of the Constitutional Declaration does not affect the legality of the House of Representatives, which elected its origin issued by the General Conference of the Libyan national law. “

And ruled that the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court in Tripoli on Thursday declared unconstitutional decisions, “committee in February” on amendments to the constitutional declaration and its decision to hold snap parliamentary elections.

The text of the court’s decision on the “unconstitutionality of paragraph 11 of the amended Article 30 of the Constitutional Declaration under the Seventh Amendment dated March 11 (March) 2014 and all the implications of it,” which means the invalidity of the parliamentary elections and then this decision is dissolved.

The words of the Supreme Court (s) of Representatives election rule does not affect the legitimacy of the commission in February Council controls Summary

الرصيفة الأخبارية – قالت المحامية عزة كامل المقهور مقرر لجنة فبراير التي شكلها المؤتمر الوطني الليبي السابق وأبطلت تعديلاتها على الإعلان الدستوري المحكمة العليا إن “حكم الدائرة الدستورية بالمحكمة العليا لا يمس شرعية مجلس النواب”.

وفي أول رد لها على الحكم أضافت المقهور أن “الوضع القائم وتبعات الحكم في الطعن رقم 17 بعدم دستورية الفقرة (11) من المادة 30 من الإعلان الدستوري المعدلة بموجب التعديل الدستوري السابع ليس له علاقة بشرعية البرلمان (مجلس النواب)”.

وأضافت المحامية أن “المحكمة العليا في حكمها الصادر لم تلغي التعديل السابع للإعلان الدستوري وإنما ألغت بندا وحيدا منه فقط وهو (البند 11)، مطالبة الجميع بـ”العودة للإعلان الدستوري بأكمله وتعديلاته”.

وأكدت المقهور أن “مشروعية مجلس النواب تعتمد على حزمة من التشريعات أهمها القانون رقم 10 لسنة 2014 بشأن انتخاب مجلس النواب في المرحلة الانتقالية الذي صدر من المؤتمر الوطني العام (البرلمان السابق)”.

وعللت المحامية رأيها القانوني قائلة إن “البند 11 الذي حكمت المحكمة بعدم دستوريته يقضي بأنه يعمل بمقترح لجنة فبراير على أن يقوم مجلس النواب المنتخب بحسم مسألة رئيس الدولة بنظام انتخاب مباشر أو غير مباشر خلال مدة لا تزيد عن خمسة وأربعين يوما من عقد أول جلسة له، بالتالي فإن ذلك البند لا يتعلق بانتخابات مجلس النواب الجديد مطلقاً”.

وبحسب المقهور فإن “عمل لجنة فبراير ينقسم إلى قسمين: الأول القيام بالتعديلات الدستورية والثاني تقديم مقترح بقانون الانتخاب، وهو ما كان، فقدمت مقترح تعديلاتها الدستورية أولا الذي سلم من رئيس اللجنة إلى رئيس المؤتمر الوطني العام وهو المقترح الذي صدر بناء عليه التعديل الدستوري السابع وتحديدا البند 11 منه”.

وتابعت “بعد ذلك، قامت اللجنة وبعد استقالة عضوين منها بتقديم مقترح بقانون الانتخاب وهو مشروع قانون منفصل قدم بعد صدور التعديل السابع ولا علاقة له بالتالي بهذا التعديل ولا بالبند 11 منه الذي ألغته المحكمة العليا”.

واستطردت قائلة “بناء على المقترح (مقترح الانتخابات) قام المؤتمر الوطني بإصدار قانون انتخاب مجلس النواب رقم 10 لسنة 2014 بتاريخ 31 مارس (آذار) 2014 وتعديله بالقانون رقم 14 لسنة 2014 أي بعد صدور التعديل الدستور السابع في 11 مارس (آذار) 2014، بمعنى أن مشروعية انتخاب المجلس مستمدة من قانون انتخابه استنادا للقانون رقم 10 لسنة 2014 الذي ما يزال قائما وصحيحا”.

وأشارت إلى أن “المقصود بمقترح فبراير المشار إليه في البند 11 من التعديل السابع للإعلان الدستوري هو المقترح بالتعديلات الدستورية فقط الذي تقدمت به لجنة فبراير، ولا يسري على قانون انتخاب مجلس النواب رقم 10 لسنة 2014″ مؤكدة في نفس الوقت أن “الحكم بعدم دستورية البند 11 من الإعلان الدستوري لا يمس مشروعية مجلس النواب الذي مصدره قانون انتخابه الصادر عن المؤتمر الوطني العام الليبي”.

وقضت الدائرة الدستورية بالمحكمة العليا بطرابلس يوم الخميس بعدم دستورية قرارات “لجنة فبراير” بشأن تعديلاتها على الإعلان الدستوري وقرارها بإجراء انتخابات برلمانية عاجلة.

ونص قرار المحكمة على “عدم دستورية الفقرة 11 من المادة 30 من الإعلان الدستوري المعدلة بموجب التعديل الدستوري السابع الصادر بتاريخ 11 مارس (آذار) 2014 وكافة الآثار المترتبة عنه”، ما يعني بطلان انتخابات البرلمان ومن ثم يعتبر بهذا القرار منحلاً.

كلمات دليلية العليا المحكمة النواب انتخاب حكم شرعية لا يمس لجنه فبر اير مجلس ابط مختصر

A sick joke!: U.S. and allies threaten sanctions in Libya


A sick joke!: U.S. and allies threaten sanctions in Libya

Libya has been in a state of upheaval since its former leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed three years ago. (AFP/File)

Libya has been in a state of upheaval since its former leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed three years ago. (AFP/File)

In a joint statement issued late Saturday by the governments of the US, UK, Germany, France and Italy, the group threatened sanctions against violent parties in Libya if a ceasefire and negotiation process is not implemented. **(I would suggest that these governments mind their own business and leave Libya alone. We are cleaning their mess, so they have no right what so ever to even make a comment or implement or condemn or even advise. They were the ones who brought chaos to Libya and left us Libyans to collect the pieces.)

“We stand ready to use individual sanctions in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2174 against those who threaten the peace, stability or security of Libya or obstruct or undermine the political process,” the statement said. ****(You can shout and throw tantrums as much as you want and do as many sanctions as you want WE KNOW YOUR GAME AND YOU ARE NOT SCARING US, INTIMIDATING US OR BRAKING US…. WE ARE UNITED AND THAT IS SOMETHING YOU DO NOT WANT.)

The resolution was unanimously adopted by the five permanent members of the Security Council, and all 10 rotating members on August 27. It calls for an end to the fighting between the government and multiple rebel groups, an inclusive dialogue, and prior notice regarding weapons transfers.

In Saturday’s statement, the group said they “strongly condemn the ongoing violence in Libya and call for an immediate cessation of hostilities.

“We are particularly dismayed that after MEETINGS in Ghadames and Tripoli, parties have not respected calls for a ceasefire,” they noted. *****(You are dismayed? oh poor you, what a problem we have caused you!!!! its your proxies who did not respect the cease-fire, NOT US. BUT WE ARE NOT STUPID TO SIT THERE AND NOT TO SHOOT BACK….)

“We condemn the crimes of Ansar al-Sharia entities, and the ongoing violence in communities across Libya, including Tripoli and its environs. Libya’s hard-fought freedom is at risk if Libyan and international terrorist groups are allowed to use Libya as a safe haven,” the statement said. *****(They condemn their proxies & allies  really? Well if they want to cease-fire they should stop financing them so they would stop doing any further atrocities. We have the proof that they are the ones who are financing them through Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, some of the prisoners of Ansar Sharia confessed so who are they condemning again???? Libya did not fight for its freedom because it had its freedom with the Jamahiryia, you the west came along with your no-fly zone and you started bombing all the Libyan infrastructure, hospitals, mosques, innocent civilians and mostly children, the great man river, you bombed Libya to the stone age so that you the west could rebuild it by stealing our resources, you murdered in cold blood the president of the country and his son and showed it world-wide the gruesome murder, you helped the foreign mercenaries which you paid and trained to gain power the same way you are doing now in Iraq and Syria; so please explain to me which freedom did we fight? You wanted us to lay down and die and allow these terrorists that you so much condemn to become a government for the few like you have in your countries. So please when you talk about freedom be more respectful because from the moment you toppled Qaddafi our freedom stopped.)

“We are also concerned by (ex-military general) Khalifa Hifter’s attacks in Benghazi. We consider that Libya’s security challenges and the fight against terrorist organizations can only be sustainably addressed by regular armed forces under the control of a central authority, which is ACCOUNTABLE to a democratic and inclusive parliament,” the group affirmed.  *****(Your concern about your CIA SPY ASSET Haftar really???? When he tried to do the first coup de tat and failed with the money of USA/U.A.E/SAUDI ARABIA he took refuge at the house of the Ambassador Deborah Jones of the United States, he is doing your bidding YOU are playing in both sides  so please stop the hypocrisy we know your game. From where does Hafter gets his ammunition? planes? and the finance? but from you of course….  You have the audacity to tell us how to run our own country after the mess you left! What government are you talking about? The one that was not elected democratically? it was forced down our throats, well we showed you that its unacceptable and we have chosen democratically  our own government together with the Honourable tribes  which you call terrorists. This government is cleaning your mess.)

The five nations said they “fully support” the work of the UN’s Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Bernardino Leon, “and urge all parties to cooperate with his efforts.” Leon is the head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), which was established in 2011 “at the request of the Libyan authorities following six months of armed conflict to support the country’s new transitional authorities in their post-conflict efforts.

“After the Ghadames and Tripoli MEETINGS, negotiations should be pursued with goodwill and adopting inclusive policies, with the aim of finding an agreement on the location of the House of Representatives elected last June 25th and laying the foundations for a Government of National Unity,” the group said****(There is no way that the legal Government and the Honourable tribes will sit down at the same table with the terrorists and discuss of National Unity…. All the Tribes are united and all prisoners are free, so we have already a NATIONAL UNITY what remains is to kick out the FOREIGN MILITIAS who are your allies…)

“We agree that there is no military solution to the Libyan crisis,” they added. “We stress the importance that the international community acts in a united manner on Libya on the basis of the principles and understandings agreed at recent meetings, namely in New York and Madrid.” *****(Well your ultimate goal is to divide as into 3 pieces FRANCE GETS THE PART OF CYRINAICA, ENGLAND GETS THE PART OF TRIPOLITANIA AND YOU AMERICA GETS THE BEST PIECE FEZZAN. Stop trying to manipulate everything to your advantage we are sick and tired of your nagging and incompetence. Put this in your psychopathic minds WE WILL BE THE FIRST COUNTRY IN HISTORY THAT YOU DID NOT SUCCEED TO PUT YOUR PUPPET GOVERNMENT AND WE WILL KICK YOUR ASSES OUT OF OUR COUNTRY BECAUSE WE ARE UNITED.)

The statement also warned against interference from outside parties, and urged “all partners to refrain from actions which might exacerbate current divisions in order to let Libyans address the current crisis within the framework of UN-facilitated talks.” According to UN figures, some 287,000 people have had to flee due to the fighting in and around the cities of Benghazi and Tripoli, leading to a “critical” humanitarian situation. ****(Who are you to dictate us what to do? You should worry about the EBOLA virus that start hitting your countries and leave us alone to deal and clean the mess you left.)

Libya has been in a state of upheaval since its former leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed three years ago

United troops trying to take back Tripoli


United troops trying to take back Tripoli

TRIPOLI: Libya’s internationally-recognised prime minister said yesterday that military forces in the strife-torn country had united to try to recapture Tripoli and the second city Benghazi from Islamist militias.

Abdullah Al Thani also expressed his frustration over a lack of support from the international community, calling for foreign weapons and assistance in the fight against the Islamists.

“All military forces have been placed under army command to liberate Tripoli and Benghazi soon, inshallah (God willing),” Thani told AFP in a telephone interview from the eastern town of Al Baida.

Since a 2011 revolution which toppled Libya’s longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi, interim authorities have failed to establish a regular army and had to rely on state-backed militias.

Former rebels who fought against Gaddafi have formed powerful militias and seized control of large parts of turmoil-gripped Libya over the past three years.

On Wednesday, retired general Khalifa Haftar launched an operation against Islamist militias in the eastern city of Benghazi with the backing of army units and civilians who have taken up arms.

The operation is “under the control of the regular army and the control of the government and the parliament,” said Thani.

An AFP count based on hospital sources in the city put the death toll in Benghazi at 66 since Haftar’s offensive began, including eight killed yesterday and four who died in a suicide attack the previous day.

Haftar launched a first, unsuccessful campaign against Islamists in the city back in May but failed to muster support from the authorities who accused the Gaddafi-era general of trying to mount a coup.

Before this week’s assault, Haftar’s forces had been steadily beaten back to a final redoubt at Benghazi’s airport, which has come under attack by Islamists since mid-September.

Thani’s government and parliament, elected on June 25, have taken refuge in the country’s east to escape Fajr Libya, a mainly Islamist coalition which seized control of Tripoli at the end of August.

The fall of the capital followed a weeks-long battle with pro-government militias from the town of Zintan in western Libya.

Thani said the Zintan forces had also been placed under army command and joined regular units which aim to recapture the capital.

“All the forces have been placed under the command of the army to liberate Tripoli,” Thani said.

He branded Fajr Libya as “outlaws” who had set up an “illegitimate” parallel government and alleged the group was the armed wing of movements such the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist factions.

Unlike its predecessor, Libya’s new parliament is dominated by anti-Islamist lawmakers. AFP

False dawns and tattered dignity in Libya


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

outside the American embassy

outside the American embassy

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.