Libya will become terror base, Ex-PM warns



Libya will become terror base, Ex-PM warns

Ali Zeidan (AP)

London – Former Libyan prime minister Ali Zeidan on Tuesday warned that Islamist groups were sabotaging attempts to rebuild his country in order that it become a haven for extremists, in an interview with Britain’s newspaper The Times.

Zeidan, who fled to Germany after losing a parliamentary confidence vote earlier this month, said that he was preparing to return “maybe very soon” to help restore order and repel the threat of extremism, two-and-a-half years after the killing of veteran ruler Muammar Gaddafi.  ****(FOR A LONG TIME HE USED TO SAY THAT HE WAS A DICTATOR, ITS FUNNY HOW THINGS CHANGE AND FROM DICTATOR OUR GUIDE HAS TAKEN HIS RIGHTFUL SEAT OF “VETERAN RULER MUAMMER GADDAFI)

“Libya could be a base for al-Qaeda for any operation to Italy, to Britain, to France, to Spain, to Morocco, to everywhere. Weapons are everywhere, ammunition is everywhere,” the former prime minister, who was in London to meet British politicians, told the newspaper.

“My plan is to struggle to reform the state, to stabilise the situation”.

He suggested that groups such as al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood were exploiting rifts within the country he ruled for 15 months.

“These people want Libya not to be a civil state, not to be a state of law, they want it as what happened in Afghanistan,” he claimed.

Zeidan, an independent, was unable to tame former rebel militia that have carved out their own fiefdoms since the 2011 uprising that toppled the dictatorship of Gaddafi.

The no-confidence motion – triggered when a North-Korean-flagged tanker laden with crude oil from a rebel-held terminal broke through a naval blockade and escaped to sea – was approved by 124 of the 194 members of the General National Congress.

The former prime minister claimed two political groups were behind his removal as premier: the radical Wafa movement, and the Justice and Construction Party which is the political arm of the Libyan branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.

- AFP

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Today’s interview “Inside the Libyan Revolution w/ Al Fatah,” Mar 22, 2014


 Today’s interview “Inside the Libyan Revolution w/ Al Fatah, by Susan Lindauer” Mar 22, 2014

 Today the Covert Report goes inside Libya’s Revolution two years after the murder of Qaddafi. My special insider source, “Al-Fatah” shares her insights on reports of piracy on the high-seas and the overthrow of the NATO puppet Prime Minister El Zeidan in Tripoli. Al-Fatah is a courageous Libyan woman, who joins us once again from an undisclosed location, since every interview threatens her family living in Tripoli. What you hear today is the raw, uncut story of contemporary Libya & its ongoing fight for liberation from NATO control– uncensored and LIVE!

Susan Lindauer is an American journalist and antiwar activist. She was charged with “acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign government” after being accused of spying for the Iraqis in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Pressing the link down below you can listen the interview

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Tom

BREAKING NEWS Libyan Government in Hands of Radical Islamists – Muslim Brotherhood Closes Tripoli Airport


BREAKING NEWS Libyan Government in Hands of Radical Islamists – Muslim Brotherhood Closes Tripoli Airport

Submitted by JoanneM

The puppet government in Libya is now fully in the hands of radical Islamists. Since the removal of Ali Zeidan (Prime Minister) some days ago there is no form of leadership even puppet leadership in Libya. The Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda, Ansar Al Sharia and other radicals have placed members of their groups in all the top positions in the now failed state. There is NO government now in Libya there are only psychopathic terrorists who could not even spell the word leader much less be one . The blame for this mess and destruction of the peaceful and successful nation of Libya lies directly at the feet of Obama and NATO. The people of Libya have lost their country, they have lost their lives and they have lost all their hopes and dreams. This is a crime without match throughout the past 70 years and it continues to this day with the support of the Obama and his criminal minions.

Today the psychopaths declared that the Tripoli Airport is closed. That means no one can fly into the west of Tripoli. They have made a NEW rule thatonly planes flying into Mitiga airbase (the old US WWII airbase) will be allowed to land. Of course no commercial planes can land at Mitiga and of course Mitiga is themain strong hold of Al Qaeda in Tripoli being controlled andrun bynone other thanAbdulhakem Belhaj anAl Qaeda leader ofGuantanamo fame and one ofJohn McCain’s best friends.

Today the refinery at Zawia was closed by some militias no doubt working with the radical Islamists who know nothing about running a country or keeping utilities running. Their main concern is control, control of all people, all money, and every asset inside Libya. Who cares if thousands are homeless and 2 million are in exile or those in Libya have no food or electricity or gas, not their problem, in fact most of those people need to die anyway.

And as a final slam at the Libyan people, the US Navy Seals pirated a oil tanker (doing legitimate business) that had purchased oil from the Eastern Tribes of Libya. The East of Libya and the South of Libya have formally removed themselves from the Al Qaeda psychopathic government because it is not a government, it is a terrorist organization. The Eastern tribes have shut off the oil in Libya because the money from the oil was going directly into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda. They began to sell oil to support their country and their people. The people need food and electricity and gas and other life necessities. So they begin to sell oil to help their country. The lamestream media is lying as usual and trying to make the government of Libya legitimate while at the same time making the Eastern tribes criminal “rebels”. It is interesting that in 2011 NATO and Obama funneled illegal weapons, money and mercenaries into Libya to the rebels who were so worth supporting but are now criminals.

Don’t believe anything you read about a government in Libya struggling to survive with the problem of armed gangs they like to refer to as militia. There is NO GOVERNMENT in Libya and if the US government is saying that they are supporting the so called government in Libya then they are supporting Al Qaeda, The Muslim Brotherhood, Ansar Al Sharia, The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and other groups with various names used by radical Islamist psychopaths.

Supporting the current Libyan terrorist “government” by the USA is not only a criminal act but it is an act of treason.

source: libyanwarthetruth.com

Libya asks Interpol to arrest sacked PM Zeidan


Libya asks Interpol to arrest sacked PM Zeidan

Photo: Libya asks Interpol to arrest sacked PM Zeidan  / Arabic region

Prosecutor-General Abdel-Qadir Radwan on Wednesday asked Interpol to issue an arrest warrant for former prime minister Ali Zeidan who left Libya late Tuesday World Bulletin reported.

“Zeidan left the country even though he knew about the travel ban,” Al-Seddiq al-Sewar, spokesman for the prosecutor-general and head of Libya’s Investigations Office, said.

Al-Sewar did not say whether the prosecutor-general had received a reply from Interpol regarding his request.

If arrested, Zeidan could face a wide range of charges, including the squandering of public funds and the fabrication and destruction of official state documents, according to a Libyan government report.

Anadolu Agency could not obtain comments from either Zeidan or any of his close associates regarding the charges.

Zeidan departed Libya aboard a private plane, along with former deputy prime minister Al-Seddig Abdel-Karim, according to airport sources.

The Maltese press quoted Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat as saying that Zeidan’s plane had landed in Malta for two hours to refuel before continuing to a destination in mainland Europe.

According to some media reports, Zeidan travelled to Germany where he used to live before assuming his government post in Libya. This has not, however, been confirmed by Libyan authorities.

Al-Sewar said the prosecutor-general had decided to ban Zeidan from travel after receiving information that Zeidan planned to leave the country before being interrogated.

On Tuesday, Libya’s interim parliament dismissed Zeidan and tasked Defense Minister Abdullah al-Thinni with running the government for a 15-day period until a new government could be drawn up.

Libya gives rebels 2 weeks to abdicate port control

Libya’s interim parliament on Wednesday offered rebels controlling Libya’s eastern ports a two-week deadline to end their seizure, threatening to use military force to free the ports.

“The Libyan state will not allow control of the ports by a bunch of law-breakers who seek to create an illegal entity inside Libya,” Nouri Abusahmain, Speaker of the National General Congress, told a press conference.

“The Libyan army has the right to use force to regain control over the ports,” added Abusahmain, who is also the supreme commander of the Libyan armed forces.

Libya’s lack of control over its eastern ports came to the forefront early this week when a North Korea-flagged oil tanker berthed at the Sidra port to load thousands of barrels of Libyan crude oil under an agreement with rebels controlling the northeastern Barqa region.

The Libyan government called on Barqa tribes controlling the port and the oilfields to abdicate their control for the state, but tribesmen say they have the right to exploit the wealth of their region.

Abusahmain said efforts aiming at resolving the crisis in a peaceful manner by tribal chieftains had failed.

He added that the two-week deadline will be the last chance for a peaceful settlement of the crisis.

However, caretaker Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said in a separate press conference that his government refuses to use force to solve the problem of the ports.

source: en.trend.az

In ‘liberated’ Libya, criticism of government banned


In ‘liberated’ Libya, criticism of government banned

Human Rights Watch
January 27, 2014

A new decree passed by Libya’s parliament banning satellite television stations critical of the government and the 2011 uprising against Gaddafi violates free speech and Libya’s Provisional Constitutional Declaration. The decree was passed January 22, 2014. The government also slashed scholarship funding for students abroad, along with salaries and bonuses to employees who take part in activities “inimical” to the revolution.

“You’d think that Libyans learned long ago that suppressing speech, no matter how harsh, does nothing to foster security or peace,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director. “The best way to confront opinions that the government doesn’t like is to challenge them with better ideas that will convince Libyans.”

Decree 5/2014, “Concerning the Cessation and Ban on the Broadcasting of Certain Satellite Channels,” passed by Libya’s parliament, the General National Congress (GNC), on January 22, instructs the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Communications, and [Mass] Media to “take necessary steps required” to halt the transmission of all satellite television stations that are “hostile to the February 17 revolution and whose purpose is the destabilization of the country or creating divisions among Libyans.” It further instructs the government to “take all measures” against states or businesses in territories from where the channels are broadcast if they do not block the transmission of these stations.

The decree violates freedom of expression because it censors a wide range of speech, including peaceful political dissent, and its broad and vague wording is open to arbitrary implementation, Human Rights Watch said. While the government could lawfully ban speech that is found to directly incite violence, it should not ban all of a satellite channel’s broadcasts even if some of the speech that it disseminates is found to incite violence. Human Rights Watch urged the government to revoke the resolution.

The ban appears intended to block satellite stations that have taken a pro-Gaddafi position in their editorial content; in particular, it appears aimed at a pro-Gaddafi station, al-Khadra Channel, and al-Jamahiriyah.

Libya’s government also passed Resolution 13/2014 on January 24, discontinuing scholarships to students studying abroad and salaries and bonuses to Libyan employees, for “taking part in activities inimical to the February 17 revolution,” which is widely understood to encompass statements and protests against the current government. It calls on Libyan embassies abroad and others to draw up lists of names and refer them to the Prosecutor General for prosecution.

“These efforts to sanction Libyans who don’t support the revolution or the current government should be an embarrassment for all those who pledged a new era of freedom for Libyans,” Whitson said. “Punishing students and employees who don’t toe the government’s political line is a tactic that should have ended with the fall of Gaddafi.”

The government’s effort to ban pro-Gaddafi media comes in the context of a difficult political and security environment. Seemingly pro-Gaddafi armed groups in southern and western Libya have engaged in pitched battles against pro-government forces, resulting in at least 154 deaths and 463 injured people according to an Agence France Presse report. In the past year, armed groups and unknown assailants assassinated at least 70 Libyans associated with the Gaddafi government, mainly former members of the Gaddafi security forces, but also political opponents of Gaddafi, and judges, with virtually no arrests by the government.

It is unclear how the Libyan government will enforce this ban against satellite stations operating outside of the country.

These decrees follow a number of prosecutions of high-profile activists, journalists and politicians who have expressed critical views. A court sentenced Jamal al-Hajji, an activist detained under Gaddafi, to eight months in prison with labor and a steep fine for making false accusations against government officials and others.

Since the removal of the Gaddafi government, prosecutors have relied on penal code provisions restricting speech to prosecute at least three other people for speech related “crimes,” including blasphemy and defamation charges.

On June 14, 2012, the Libyan Supreme Court declared unconstitutional a law that criminalized free speech, Law 37/2012, which the National Transitional Council had passed on May 2, 2012. The law criminalized a variety of types of political speech, including speech that “glorifies the tyrant [Muammar Gaddafi],” did “damage [to] the February 17 Revolution,” or insulted Libya’s institutions. The presiding Judge, Kamal Edhan, declared the law unconstitutional. The case was litigated by a group of lawyers who included the current justice minister, Salah al-Marghani, and the National Council for Civil Liberties and Human Rights.

“While the authorities would be right to prosecute those whose speech directly incites violence and killings of other Libyans, this law against satellite channels that oppose the revolution is far too broad and goes well beyond any permitted restrictions on speech,” Whitson said. “Rather than trying to silence those who oppose the revolution, the government should be demonstrating through its achievements why the people of Libya should support it.”

source: http://www.prisonplanet.com/in-liberated-libya-criticism-of-government-banned.html