Here is yet another al-Jazeera English documentary film on the current state of Libya – and it is their best yet. Shown this February 2014 in the UK as part of the ‘Fault Lines’ strand, it is a must-see video. Even the written trailer for the film and the programme announcers deem it “Nato’s SO-CALLED humanitarian intervention”!
The full written trailer was as follows: “Fault Lines returns to Libya to investigate what Nato’s so-called humanitarian intervention has achieved two and a half years after Gaddafi was overthrown”.
The half-hour programme packs in all the major events in Libya over the past year or so: The mass killings of protesters by the new ‘government’ militias, the death of US ambassador Christopher Stevens, the kidnap/arrest of al-Liby (with video footage of the actual raid and an interview with his family), the kidnap of Zeidan, the persecution of the Tawerghan people, the endemic torture of prisoners (actually interviewing some of the interned), the rise of the militias, the daily violence and “lawlessness” across the country, and the paralysis of oil production due to the seizures of the terminals.
The film pulls no punches as the presenter asks what went “wrong”and admits “there is a lot of support for the former regime”! The “crisis” has caused people to ask “Why is Nato not protecting civilians” and that the situation is “worse than Gaddafi”.
The only downer is an appearance from the odious new US ambassador to Libya, Deborah Jones, who has the affrontery to say that the “US bears no responsibility” for the current nightmares of the Libyan people, smugly stating “This is life”…
She also bleats that al-Liby killed some of her friends years ago – but neither she nor the programme bother to mention that America have known for years where al-Liby has been – busy working for her MI6 colleagues doing her country’s dirty work!…
It is also rather late for al-Jazeera to finally expose that they were so utterly wrong to aid and abet this war on behalf of their Qatari paymasters.
Editors note: I am glad that finally the truth is coming out, better late than never. One thing I will never agree with in this video and others to come: is that it’s not a revolution neither these scums low life rebel ratverments are revolutionaries. There was no uprising, or a so-called revolution it was a coup de tat made/planned/executed in THE GOOD OLD U.S.A. GOD BLESS AMERICA and her helping aids.
A real revolution must be bloodless like the one we had in 1969. Not one drop of blood fell from a Libyan brother or sister. A year before the Fatah revolution all the Libyan students were restless with the Kingdoms policy and governance that we had, also we were divided in three regions like now called the federation. When the revolution took place everybody rejoiced except the filthy rich Libyans who run away immediately. I will not say that everything was rosy also quite a few mistakes were done, but find me one revolution who hasn’t made a mistake! What you have to look for is the outcome of this revolution. The Fatah revolution took us from the poorest country in the world and made us one of the richest countries, with a very good standard of living, women’s rights, free housing, education, health, SECURITY, the list goes on. To conclude the Libyan people where happy with what they had. So please don’t tell me that what happened in 2011 was a revolution.
BBC documentary 2005
Why We Fight describes the rise and maintenance of the United States military–industrial complex and its 50-year involvement with the wars led by the United States to date, especially its 2003 Invasion of Iraq. The documentary asserts that in every decade since World War II, the American public was misled so that the government (incumbent Administration) could take them to war and fuel the military-industrial economy maintaining American political dominance in the world. Interviewed about this matter, are politician John McCain,****(the idiot who’s in bed with Al Qaeda and all the extremists, low life scums) political scientist and former CIA analyst Chalmers Johnson, politician Richard Perle, neoconservative commentator William Kristol, writer Gore Vidal, and public policy expert Joseph Cirincione. Why We Fight documents the consequences of said foreign policy with the stories of a Vietnam War veteran whose son was killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks, and who then asked the military to write the name of his dead son on any bomb to be dropped in Iraq; and that of a 23-year-old New Yorker who enlists in the United States Army because he was poor and in debt, his decision impelled by his mother’s death; and a female military explosives scientist (Anh Duong) who arrived in the U.S. as a refugee child from Vietnam in 1975.
Director: Eugene Jarecki
Writer: Eugene Jarecki
Stars: Gore Vidal, John McCain, Ken Adelman | See full cast and crew
Is not imminent as first expected, given the huge gap in the balance of power, but not as long as advocates hoped Colonel -. Gave some important lessons and the key to understanding the trends.
LESSON ONE Making war in the old sense disappeared. Now it is important to understand not only the number of tanks, planes, soldiers, etc., but the target audience of local media and global communication in the country, their mood, the presence of opinion leaders, etc activities of “Al-Jazeera” showed that a few smart journalists, editor and director of its most important military significance, along with their tanks and general units.
LESSON TWO Party preparing for war the old type, is doomed to failurebecause of its operational maneuver space is initially determined by the extent of the plot, which imposes more advanced opponent. Gaddafi was preparing to storm Tripoli, in the tradition of military operations, and the operation was in the spirit of the militants television. As a result, he was not able to implement the tactical advantages he had, if the assault took place in the standard model. No matter what the stories about taking Tripoli “Al Jazeera” filmed in Qatar, it is important that Tripoli saw as evidence of facts. In war there is no true or false. In war, they are not effective or not effective.
LESSON THREE. Lack of protection of airspace leads to the fact that there is no front line. Strikes are of nowhere and from different angles. This pressure to divert scarce resources to permanently plug the holes, which drastically reduces the maneuverability of the army and sentenced to a defensive battle. Failed attack means you can not win.
LESSON FOUR. If you do not report your problem to a global audience, the war is lost. This means you should be able to speak the language of a global audience, which implies an understanding of their interests.
LESSON FIVE. Media blows mainly aimed at blocking the activity of a large number of people from the enemy. When growing struggle million, mainly hard to achieve victory. In the Libyan war actively participated in about 5%of the population on each side. Therefore, 90% of the population in the passive position. Under these conditions, won that he knew how to achieve the superiority of forces at key points.The fact that hundreds of thousands of residents of Tripoli Gaddafi loyalists, not important, as your motivation to help him blocked with enemy propaganda. People do not understand what is happening is real, because nothing. Not just what people think, but also what the motivation of the action-inaction formed.
LESSON SIX. It follows that the Gaddafi regime had real problems, lets you create a start-up and growth of the insurgency. The Western media exaggerate the shortcomings of the Gaddafi regime, mobilizing disaffected and blocking hesitant. Those critical look at the existing order of things crisis. They think: why should I take risks to protect the power that gives both, and suddenly under the new government would be better? When it comes to the new government, the balance of power is changing irrevocably, and play the situation is impossible. Therefore, similar to the fall of Gaddafi’s fall of the USSR. At the crucial moment of most of the population had no motivation to defend the regime and was in the position of the observer, and his opponents were better organized and motivated. It happened Libya, and earlier in the USSR, Yugoslavia, Iraq and a number of other countries. Time to find an answer to the question posed at the beginning of this article, public agencies gone, the situation is getting warmer by the minute happens. From state leadership requires immediate drastic action item that will change the and take situation under control.
In an image from the Pentagon, a bomb was moved from a bunker in Libya to be later drained of its chemical agent.
WASHINGTON — Even as the international effort to destroy Syria’s vast chemical weapons stockpile lags behind schedule, a similar American-backed campaign carried out under a cloak of secrecy ended successfully last week in another strife-torn country,Libya.
The United States and Libya in the past three months have discreetly destroyed what both sides say were the last remnants of Col.Muammar al-Qaddafi’s lethal arsenal of chemical arms. They used a transportable oven technology to destroy hundreds of bombs and artillery rounds filled with deadly mustard agent, which American officials had feared could fall into the hands of terrorists. The effort also helped inspire the use of the technology in the much bigger disposal plan in Syria. ****(The previous regime didn’t have any lethal arsenal of chemical arms, what the destroyed discreetly in the Sahara desert was the chemical weapons of Syria which is going to cause a NATURAL DISASTER TO ECHO SYSTEM OF THE DESERT, as if that is not enough lets not forget the Depleted Uranium they (NATO) bombed Libya which has already shown the signs of the disaster to the Echo system in the country and to the people. Of course this does not concern America and the Libyan government who want to destroy Libya completely. These chemicals should have gone to America or Saudi Arabia while they are the ones who begun and financed these wars.)
Since November, Libyan contractors trained in Germany and Sweden have worked in bulky hazmat suits at a tightly guarded site in a remote corner of the Libyan desert, 400 miles southeast of Tripoli, racing to destroy the weapons in a region where extremists linked to Al Qaeda are gaining greater influence. The last artillery shell was destroyed on Jan. 26, officials said.
As Libya’s weak central government grapples with turmoil and unrest, and as kidnappings and assassinations of military and police officers accelerate in the country’s east, American and international weapons specialists hailed the destruction of the Libyan stockpile as a bright spotin an otherwise gloomy security environment.
“It’s a big breakthrough,” said Paul F. Walker, an arms control expert with the environmental group Green Cross International who has helped in efforts to demilitarize the American and Russian chemical weapons stockpiles since the 1990s. “Even though Libya’s chemical stockpile was relatively small, the effort to destroy it was very difficult because of weather, geography and because it’s a dangerous area with warring tribes, increasing the risks of theft and diversion,” he said. ***(see what I mean they want to destroy us completely)
Libya’s last two tons of chemical weapons were dwarfed by the 1,300 tons that Syria has agreed to destroy. But American and international arms experts say the need for easily transportable and efficient technology to wipe out the Libyan arms became a model for the Syria program now underway.
For Libya’s fragile transitional government, such collaboration with the West on security matters is a delicate issue. It gives the country’s leaders desperately needed assistance to defuse internal threats, but also risks accusations of compromising national sovereignty.
Asked about the American efforts to destroy the chemical weapons, Libyan security officials in Tripoli initially issued sweeping denials. One later briefly acknowledged the operation on the condition of anonymity, and then officials stopped returning phone calls.
On Sunday, the White House said that it would ensure that the Syrian government complied with an accord to give up its chemical arsenal despite missed deadlines and delays in carrying out the deal.
The White House chief of staff, Denis McDonough, said on the CBS News program “Face the Nation” that the deal was “not falling apart, but we would like to see it proceed much more quickly than it is.”
The disposal of the last of Libya’s chemical weapons closes a chapter that Colonel Qaddafi began in early 2004, when his government turned over a vast cache of nuclear technology and chemical stockpiles to the United States, Britain and international nuclear inspectors. ****(The previous regime turned ALL of its Chemical Stockpile and that is why they Bombed us to the stone age Condition.)
At that time, Libya declared for destruction 24.7 metric tons of sulfur mustard, a syrupy liquid that when loaded into bombs or artillery shells and exploded creates a toxic mist that penetrates clothing, burns and blisters exposed skin, and can kill with large doses or if left untreated. The chemical was used extensively in World War I.
Libya had destroyed about half of these stocks when civil war broke out in 2011. Western spy agencies closely monitored the destruction site in the Libyan desert to ensure the stockpiles were not pilfered by insurgents.
When the new government took control in Tripoli that fall, it signaled its intent to finish the job. Libyan officials also surprised Western inspectors by announcing the discovery in November 2011 and February 2012 of two hidden caches of mustard, or nearly two tons, that had not been declared by Colonel Qaddafi’s government. That brought the total declared amount of chemical to 26.3 tons. ****(What they are not saying is that the nearly two tons was imported by Qatar, Saudi Arabia, USA, France and England to be used against the Libyan people as you can check in my archives you will see at the time in question this chemical weapons were used against Sirt and Ban Walid, the chemical agents where Mustard,Sarin and White Phosphorus, I am sick and tired of the West and America putting the blame on the previous regime.)
Unlike the majority of Libya’s mustard agents, which were stored in large, bulky containers, the new caches were already armed and loaded into 517 artillery shells, 45 plastic sleeves for rocket launchings and eight 500-pound bombs. ****(Here we have to thank Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the USA. It was the only way to win the war.)
The new stockpiles immediately posed huge challenges for the fledgling Libyan government, which had no ability to destroy the combat-ready chemical weapons, as well as for its American and European allies called upon to help. ****(yes poor Libya has to ask for help!)
The disposal site is deep in the desert, in an area where Islamist militants hostile to the West wield growing influence. It also sits on the front line of the struggle between Libya’s eastern and western provinces over political power and oil revenue. A defining issue in post-Qaddafi politics, the regional rivalry has often spilled out into armed blockades of the national highways and crucial oil-export terminals as well. ****(do you see what I mean? (hostile to the west – armed blockades and crucial oil-export) they want to destroy every thing)
Using $45 million from the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program, which has helped rid the former Soviet Union of thousands of nuclear weapons since the end of the Cold War, the Pentagon and its Defense Threat Reduction Agency tapped the Parsons Corporation, a construction firm based in Pasadena, Calif., ****(wonder how many millions $$ they are collecting) to work with Libya to oversee the rebuilding and safeguarding of the Libyan disposal site, which had been ransacked during the civil war. ****(what civil war? We have the patriotic Libyans against the foreign backed government and the two hundred fifty militias which are foreign backed and financed by the West. That’s not CIVIL WAR, as the 250 militia and the government are foreigners and exiled Libyans from 1969 who these people have NOT LIVED IN LIBYA FOR THE LAST FORTY TWO YEARS and are not accepted by the Libyan people)
Remarkably, the mustard agents stored in bulk containers at the site were untouched and their inspection seals unbroken, American and international officials said. These have all been destroyed, too.
Canada donated $6 million to help restore water, sewage service and electricity to the site, ****(donated really? the donated from the frozen assets of Libya so that’s Libyan money and not Canadian, although Canada owes a lot more to the Libyan people for all damages done by bombing us and destroying all the infrastructure of Libya)and to build living quarters for Western and Libyan contractors. Germany agreed to fly international inspectors to the site.
The project has relied on a custom-built device from Dynasafe, a Swedish company, to destroy the weapons. It is essentially a giant, high-tech oven called a static-detonation chamber. The munitions were fed through an automated loading system into a gas-tight chamber, where the toxic materials were vaporized at temperatures between 750 and 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Gases created in the process were scrubbed by special filters.
“The destruction of these munitions was a major undertaking in arduous, technically challenging circumstances,” Ahmet Uzumcu, the director general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, whose inspectors supervised the destruction of the chemical weapons, said in a written statement.
Although American officials acknowledge that Libya is awash with conventional arms, they expressed confidence that the vast Libyan desert holds no other secret caches of unconventional arms for jihadis to exploit. ***(So let America explain why there was Sarin gas and White phosphorus was used only recently (January) in Sabha and Ban Walid on the people? When they confirm that there is no other secret caches.)
Andrew C. Weber, assistant secretary of defense for nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs, said, “This is the culmination of a major international effort to eliminate weapons of mass destruction from Libya and to ensure that they never fall into the hands of terrorists.” ****(yeah right!!! It will be only used by these terrorists 250 militias, Qatar, U.A.E., Saudi Arabia Turkey and the U.S.A. against the Libyan people.)
“Lest We Forget” is an indictment of our Leaders, our Media, our Actions and ultimately of ourselves for remaining intentionally blind to an American made Holocaust.
Watch this film only if you are prepared to face the truth about the predatory nature of the ruling elite and their manipulation of your perceptions and beliefs.
I knew that the vast majority of our politicians along with media sold out years ago, but I have been surprised by the level of Willful Blindness and lack of spiritual guidance displayed by our so-called “Religious Leaders”.