Libya: Leon’s last shot (Well that is what he thinks)


The draft peace plan that the United Nations’ Special Representative to Libya, Ambassador Bernardino Leon, wants signed by next week is a desperate last throw of the dice in a peace process that is going nowhere.

Months of shuttle diplomacy from Morocco to Berlin and points in between have produced three rejected peace plans and this fourth one, announced only yesterday week, is maybe his last shot.

This desperation to get agreement from Libya’s factions before June 17 explains the most ridiculous aspect of the whole plan – the offer to make the delegates he has invited to negotiate the deal into lawmakers.

Until now, the delegates were just delegates, dutifully reporting back on progress of the talks; now Leon wants to give them jobs and power, proposing to appoint them as Libya Dialogue, a sort of supreme council, whose members he appoints and who would help run the country. No wonder many of these delegates seem ready to sign Leon’s deal.  ****(Especially Belhaj and his crew!!! Although here there is no mention of the Honorable Tribes or the HoR)

But other Libyans are not so sure. Leon’s plan is complicated enough already, committing Libya to have two power sharing governments ****(which is unheard of as the GNC is not recognized by the Libyan citizens. If I am not mistaken the Libyan citizens voted in June 2014 and none of the GNC people were elected that is supposed to be the DEMOCRATIC WAY, but LEON and USA/ISRAEL want the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD which was NOT ELECTED TO HAVE SHARED POWER?)  – one the existing recognised government in Tobruk, the other the State Council (GNC), which would be led by the Islamist-led rebel militias of Libya Dawn, who hold CAPTIVE the capital Tripoli.

Libya Dialogue, which would oversee their work and choose the prime minister, is meanwhile chosen by Leon himself, *****(Yes that would be Belhaj the MOST HATED/WANTED MAN IN THE UNIVERSE WHO IS IN BED WITH McCANE, HILLARY, ORLANE, CAMERON they are good bed partners)a massive departure from his original purpose as a simple envoy.

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belhaj_mccain_libya_terrorists

RESPONSIBLE FOR: THE GARGOUR MASSACRE, INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OF TRIPOLI, THE USE OF WHITE PHOSPHORUS IN BAN WALID, TAWERGHA GENOCIDE AND MISPLACEMENT, RAPES, KIDNAPPING, TARGET KILLING WHO EVER DISAGREES WITH THEM, EXPLOSIONS OF OIL FIELDS, HUMAN TRAFFICKING, ORGAN TRAFFICKING, ORPHAN CHILDREN TRAFFICKING. THEY ARE A GREAT BUNCH THE MOST HATED LIBYANS IN LIBYA

RESPONSIBLE FOR: THE GARGOUR MASSACRE, INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OF TRIPOLI, THE USE OF WHITE PHOSPHORUS IN BAN WALID, TAWERGHA GENOCIDE AND MISPLACEMENT, RAPES, KIDNAPPING, TARGET KILLING WHO EVER DISAGREES WITH THEM, EXPLOSIONS OF OIL FIELDS, HUMAN TRAFFICKING, ORGAN TRAFFICKING, ORPHAN CHILDREN TRAFFICKING. THEY ARE A GREAT BUNCH THE MOST HATED LIBYANS IN LIBYA

Belhaj leader of LIBYAN ISLAMIC FIGHTING GROUP SWOREN ALLIGIANCE TO ISIS IN BED WITH CIA & MI6

Belhaj leader of LIBYAN ISLAMIC FIGHTING GROUP SWORN ALLEGIANCE TO ISIS IN BED WITH CIA &; MI6. In this picture with American reporter in 2011

It is a constitutional and legalistic nightmare, starting with the proposal that Leon, a humble envoy, will now become chairman of an important governing institution

Diplomats complain that Libya is tearing itself apart with war, and that, while political rivals fight each other, Islamic State grows stronger. And they are right.

Where they are wrong is in demanding that this particular remedy, cooked up at great speed by the UN, not the Libyans themselves, should be forced down Libya’s throat. It is a constitutional and legalistic nightmare, starting with the proposal that Leon, a humble envoy, will now become chairman of an important governing institution.

The Leon plan calls for a one-year unity government and is subject to consensus from all rival groups, in other words, both governments and Libya Dialogue. All three groups will have to sign-off on choosing the prime minister and on big decisions, a recipe for gridlock if ever there was one.  ****(Would Leon’s government which is Spain sit at the same table and negotiate with TERRORISTS? OR FOR THAT MATTER ANY WESTERN COUNTRY?)

It also marks a huge U-turn for the UN which originally supported the elected parliament, the House of Representatives, granting it international recognition. Now that same UN is pressuring it to share power with an unelected militia army that has seized Tripoli.

But Leon is under pressure himself. He has been promising peace since last September, telling his bosses at the UN Security Council that talks are making progress, that peace is close, that he has only a couple more hurdles to cross. ****(If Leon loses this job he is finished from the Political Arena and will never be able to be a candidate for becoming a Prime Minister in Spain)

It is Leon’s bosses who demanded a month ago that he make good on his promises, and have a deal ready by June 17 – the onset of the holy month of Ramadan.

The EU are just as desperate; political pressure in Europe demands they do something about the thousands of migrants pouring out of Libya and they have promised military action against the smugglers. But fearful of the consequences of it, they have delayed the decision until late July, hoping Leon would by then have produced a Libya unity government that could crack down on the smugglers.****(Crack down the smugglers? with a shared government? is he high on crack or heroin or both? Doesn’t he know that the GNC which holds CAPTIVE THE CAPITAL are the bosses of the smuggling ring????? They are not going to stop, they are going to continue as it’s a billion dollar business and its the only way they can get money!)

But the signs from Tobruk are that none of this will happen, with its spokesman already accusing Leon of being forced into the plan by the Brotherhood. Without Tobruk’s signature, the deal is dead, and Leon must sense it despite his cheerful demeanor.

Strolling around Berlin, he is the smiling, confident, modern-day equivalent of Neville Chamberlain, the British prime minister who sold out Czechoslovakia to the Nazis, returning home to wave a piece of paper bearing Hitler’s signature as proof he had a deal.

There is rich irony on display in Berlin – the Muslim Brotherhood, to whom Leon wants to deliver power in excess of anything they won in last year’s elections, were delighted.

Meanwhile, all the diplomatic pressure for a deal is being poured onto the elected Libyans, the ones the UN once supported.

Finally most Libyans have now given up hope that the UN can resolve anything. ****(We knew that from the moment Leon took over, Leon is PRO MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD)

 

Cairo to host 300-member congress of Libyan tribes Monday


Cairo to host 300-member congress of Libyan tribes Monday

TCP :  Egypt will host a meeting of Libyan tribes’ representatives to discuss a political solution to their country’s crisis Monday, said Assistant to the Foreign Minister Osama al-Magdoub.

The 300-member congress aims to unify all tribes nationwide to reach a national settlement, Magdoub told Youm7 in a report to be published Monday.

Assistant To The Foreign Minister Osama Al-Magdoub - YOUM7(Archive)

“A dialogue has being held in Morocco to reach a national reconciliation government to choose a Prime Minister and agree on security measures. In case an agreement was announced, the tribes would be the only front to carry it out,” Magdoub said.

“Egypt is a merely a hosting country and did not intervene to choose the invited members,” Magdoub added, noting that a Libyan committee formed from different tribes coordinated the congress.

On Oct. 21, Egypt hosted a meeting for Egyptian and Libyan tribes’ representatives discussing disarmament of armed Libyan tribes.

Magdoub said representatives from Libya’s neighboring countries (Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Sudan, Chad and Niger,) will meet June 5 in Chad to review the mechanism of the 2014 Egyptian initiative.

On Aug. 24, 2014 Cairo hosted a conference on Libya attended by neighboring countries. The conference proposed an initiative that calls for collecting arms and weapons from Libyan militias, reaching a cease-fire agreement between conflicting groups, drafting a new constitution, conducting an inclusive dialogue and recognizing of the new Libyan parliament’s legitimacy.

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met Saturday with his Algerian counterpart Ramadan Lamamra in Algeria to discuss Libya’s crisis and bilateral relations.

Since the February 2011 Libyan uprising and the death of late Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, Libya has sunk in deep security turmoil. It has been controlled by the Islamists and hardliners in the northern parts, while other parts came under the authority of the international recognized Tobruk-based government.

Al-Qaeda-inspired militant group of the Islamic State (ISIS / ISIL) has found footholds in Libyan territories, killing and kidnapping dozens of different nations.

The Cairo Post    –    Additional reporting by Amaal Raslan

UPDATE ABOUT THE GREEK SHIP ATTACKED AT THE SHORES OF SIRTE


UPDATE ABOUT THE GREEK SHIP ATTACKED AT THE SHORES OF SIRTE

 

Libyan government warplanes attack ship near port – air force commander

صقر الجروشي آمر سلاح الجو (أرشيفية: الإنترنت) (photo: )

Saqer al-Joroushi air force commander

May 24 Warplanes from Libya’s official government attacked a ship off the Libyan port of Sirte on Sunday, the air force commander said.

It was the third confirmed strike by the internationally recognized government on oil tankers, part of a conflict between competing administrations and parliaments allied to armed factions fighting for control of the country four years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi.

The recognized premier Abdullah al-Thinni has been working out of the east since losing the capital Tripoli in August last year to a rival faction. Both sides have been attacking each other with warplanes and thanks to loose alliances with former anti-Gaddafi rebels have also been fighting on several fronts on the land.

“Our jets warned an unflagged ship off Sirte city, but it ignored the warning,” Saqer al-Joroushi told Reuters. “We gave it a chance to evaluate the situation, then our fighting jets attacked the ship because it was unloading fighters and weapons,” he added.

“The ship now is on fire. We are in war and we do not accept any security breaches, whether by land, air or sea,” Jourushi added.

Mohamed El Harari, a spokesman for Tripoli-based state oil firm NOC, said the Libyan tanker Anwar Afriqya owned by NOC had been carrying gasoil for Sirte’s power plant. Another oil industry official said the size of the cargo was 25,000 tonnes. ***Yes that is the excuse Tripoli gave….

Lights tanker Africa, which have been targeted near the steam plant Sirte (Facebook) (photo:)

A port worker said there had been two attacks on the tanker docked outside the port. First a plane had fired rockets at the tanker’s cockpit and crew’s cabins, he said. “Then the plane attacked again with guns.”

Sirte’s power plant on the western outskirts is controlled by forces loyal to Tripoli. The rest of the city has fallen into the hands of Islamic State which has exploited a security vacuum.

The eastern government had already attacked in January a Greek-operated tanker docking at Derna, killing two seamen and accusing the shipper of sending weapons. NOC had said the tanker was only carrying heavy fuel oil for a power plant.

Two weeks ago forces loyal to the official government shelled a Turkish ship off the Libyan coast after it was warned not to approach. One crew member was killed in what Turkey described as a “contemptible attack”.

The Libyan army bombed an oil tanker the shores of Sirte


The Libyan army bombed an oil tanker the shores of Sirte

الجيش الليبي يقصف ناقلة نفط بشواطئ سرت

Fighter aircraft bombed the Greek oil tanker (Anwar 1), while anchored on the shores of Sirte, suspicion transported weapons and ammunition to terrorist groups.


Tripoli Erem News Network

 

The Libyan army air force bombed an oil tanker off the coast of Sirte on Sunday, causing the combustion of a large part of it, and the injury of a number of its crew were injured.

A source said the General Staff, headed by the Libyan army in an interview with Eremby telephone from Benghazi, said that “fighter aircraft bombed the Greek oil tanker (Anwar 1), while anchored on the shores of Sirte, suspicion transported weapon and ammunition to terrorist groups.”

The source pointed out, that “the city of Sirte is outside the control of the state, and under the grip of the organization of the Islamic state and militias dawn of Libya, so its considered any actions and movements cut off from sea or land towards it, longer suspect in the event has not been coordinating with the army, at any movement by the militias dawn of Libya .

The Navy and Air Force troops of Libyan army, had bombed two weeks before the Turkish tanker off the coast of the city of Derna far east of the country, after being suspected cargo and its proximity to the coast without responding to the warnings of the Coast Guard.

 

Armored vehicles to the Islamists of Libya caught by storming on the ship on the south of Crete and Libya Armed Forces Releases TIMELINE of Events of Turkish Ship Carrying Foreign Fighters to Derna


Armored vehicles to the Islamists of Libya caught by storming on the ship on the south of Crete and Libya Armed Forces Releases TIMELINE of Events of Turkish Ship Carrying Foreign Fighters to Derna

 

 

Great success of OS and special forces of the Navy yesterday seizing the load vehicles intended for the Islamists of ISIS in Libya.

The prosecuting authorities had information that a cargo ship would try to illegally deliver cargo in the port of Libya which is under the control of armed criminal organization of ISIS in order to use it for their own use to the war that continues to grip the devastated country.

So with combined business since Port Authority and the Hellenic Navy spotted the truck vessel south of Crete. Immediately was organized undertaking of the special forces of the Port Authority men which they undertook storming on board the truck vessel to check the authenticity of the documents that accompanied the cargo.

The audit revealed that the the truck vessel ship had sailed from the UAE was destined for Libya but there were no documents to justify its cargo namely the end-user certificate (End User Certificate) something that automatically made it illegal cargo.

Besides there was absolutely no justification and from an official entity of the UN as well as to extract military equipment to Libya which requires permission of the organization.

From the investigation conducted later in the hold of the ship‘s men Port Authority they found:

18 MRAP vehicles type Typhoon – USA

Five armored Toyota Land Cruiser 200 – USA

Two armored BMW – USA

8 smaller SUV vehicles – USA

The above armored vehicles are specifications only for the USA Army.

Forthwith after verification of the cargo on the vessel that had leased the company Streit Security Systems was seized and the ship is at a port of Crete in order to make the unloading.

As mentioned authorities have reasonable suspicions that the cargo had as the final beneficiary the terrorist organization ISIS branches which operate in Libya and which are equipped with fast pace in order to occupy more and more of the country.

The loss of the consignment is considered a great loss as the MRAP vehicles would be particularly useful for a range of uses from the Islamists.

Now all of this equipment, information about presence of small quantities of portable weapons has been confirmed, it will come into possession of the SCE will acquire quite inexpensive 18 MRAP vehicles which had previously.

Indeed the lack of vehicles meant that the forces ELDAF in Afghanistan were forced to request and receive five vehicles MRAP American V type structure to meet their needs but which then returned.

The Typhoon vehicle is type 4 × 4 category as mentioned armored and protective ambushes, mines and IED (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) and can carry up to 10 equipped troops.

Carry arms of a machine gun of 7.62 mm. or 12.7 mm., grenade launcher, weighing 12.5 tons, developing a maximum speed of 100 mph and autonomy of 1000 km.

So when Turkey says that she was wronged by the Libyan army/Navy we have to believe her right? Wrong here I have a screen picture taken few days ago reporting the whole timeline before striking the ship.

This is the article I posted about Turkey

This is the article I posted about Turkey

ORIGINAL STATEMENT IN ARABIC

ORIGINAL STATEMENT IN ARABIC

HERE IS THE TRANSLATION OF THE TIME-LINE OF THE TURKISH SHIP

HERE IS THE TRANSLATION OF THE TIME-LINE OF THE TURKISH SHIP