NEWS FROM OCCUPIED LIBYA


NEWS FROM OCCUPIED LIBYA

Mohammed Hijazi: there is an international conspiracy against us.

Spokesman for the Libyan military spokesman, Major Mohammed Hijazi, said that there were “intelligence international conspiracy” hatched against Libya, aim to divide the country and plunder its resources.

Hijazi said, in a press statement, that “the international community refused to support the army with weapons necessary to be able to fight terrorism and extremism, international draft text to resolve the Libyan crisis, confirms the existence of a conspiracy against Libya consistency and targeting its unity and its wealth.”

He said: “The plot landmarks have sacrificed and finally the emergence of international draft, which is intended primarily to enter the Islamic entities political scene again .. and spoiler can not fit.”

“As the political scene is linked to the military scene .. Muslim Brotherhood is founded this armor and become a recent armed its arms, which also sought to break the Libyan military, beaten and conspired against her and so I say with the advent of that draft, including its contents if there is an international conspiracy intelligence aimed to split the country and the exploitation of wealth and looted, but the Libyan army will prevent check that with God’s help. “

He asked, criticizing “how does the world claims to be fighting terrorism and at the same time leaving the Libyan army fighting terrorism and extremism on its own behalf and with its potential .. if the international community has a real will to fight terrorism should be strengthening of the capabilities of the army.”

In response to a question about the existence of consultations between the military leadership and the House of Representatives about those proposed draft of the peace with Tripoli militias, Hijazi replied: “We as an army our duty is known to fight against terrorism and extremism .. army and the House of Representatives are not only to talk about those drafts .. All Libyans rejected the draft and they came out in demonstrations in Benghazi yesterday evening, with its  clear evidence of this refusal. “

The members of the Council of Representatives of the Libyan expressed their anger towards the proposals contained in the draft peace agreement presented to them by the United Nations.

Under the proposed retention of the House of Representatives with the formation of a second Council peace plan it consists mainly of members of parliament with a rival Islamic tendencies, based in Tripoli, and under the proposed handing over control of the armed forces to the presidential council to be chosen by consensus during the talks between the delegations of both sides.

The talks are aimed at forming a national unity government to lead Libya in the midst of the crisis in the country four years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.

On the ground, the Libyan army aircraft carried out, since Wednesday morning, five air strikes against sites for the organization of the Islamic State (Daash) in Darnah, according to an army spokesman, Maj. Mohammed Hijazi.

Hijazi said, in a press statement over the telephone, “The Libyan air force planes bombed gatherings of terrorists in the valley of the camel and secondary police and the head of the Red Crescent and back areas,” noting that  “constant bombardment”.

He described the air strikes carried out today as a “preliminary strikes on gatherings of terrorists in the mentioned paralyze their firearms areas,” noting that “these terrorists from al Daash some concentrations of heavy weapons, rockets and Grad in all of the Valley of the camel and the head of the Red Crescent and back, but have been destroyed now.”

“The strikes also aims to open corridors and spaces and pave the way for the army units that only 18 kilometers away from the city and ringed preparation for the storm in a timely manner determined by the military leadership.”

Daash Libya destroy oil wells near Sirte

Libyan source said Thursday that the organization “Daash” terrorist deliberately after control of the city of Sirte to tighten its grip on the oil fields in the vicinity of the city burned it all, according to agency reported Russian Sputnik.

And the agency, citing a Libyan official, that the organization enjoyed a number of important fields such as private “carp” and “dear” and “Oasis” west of Sirte, and set them on fire.

The official, who did not mention the agency named or described, that there is no Libyan army in the city of Sirte, and loyal to the city of Sirte and subsidiaries for “dawn of Libya” forces announced the general alarm, and seeks to centralize in Heisha area, which lies 150 km from the city of Sirte.

Putin: Libya caused by the disaster, led by France, Sarkozy

Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Wednesday, said that “the Libyan disaster is the result of military intervention in 2011,” he said.

Putin said at a press conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Milan (the capital of Italy Industrial), yesterday, “The disaster experienced by Libya today are the result of external military intervention, which occurred in 2011, and because of the constituent of extremist groups, the government’s performance.”

The Russian president, who visited the Expo, after meeting Renzi, that “Russia wants a peaceful solution to the conflict, in the face of France, led by former President Nicolas Sarkozy, which is primarily responsible for the current disaster in Libya, along with the leading role of the European Union, which supported the aggression military against Libya Gaddafi, “he says, He added,” Today, the cost to address this huge disaster, a lot of lives and years of suffering. “

Berlin meeting: calls for the formation of a unity government in Libya

The agencies and the international community, on Wednesday, want to put an end to the fighting in Libya, and the formation of a national unity government to be able to end the crisis plaguing the country for years.

A joint statement issued after a crisis meeting in Berlin on Libya that “the governments of China, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, Britain, the United States, the European Union, renewed its firm commitment to work with Libya united and enjoyed the peace and in a spirit of partnership.”

The statement renewed confirmation of those governments that “a comprehensive Libyan government depends on the National Accord will provide favorable conditions for the establishment of partnerships in many areas, and that the international community is ready to provide substantial support to such a government.”

This includes support from the international community to combat terrorism and organized crime, and assistance in dealing with irregular migration, and the strengthening of institutions in Libya, and to promote social and economic recovery.

Who attended the meeting hosted by the German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmayr – the Special Representative of the United Nations in Libya, Bernardino Leon, and about 20 deputies Libya ****(from Tripoli i.e. most of the terrorists like Belhaj, Muslim Brotherhood, Libyan Dawn and other American puppet terrorists.)

Bernerdino Leon: The international community supports a political solution in Libya

On Wednesday, the international envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon,that the international community supports access to a political solution in Libya, and the cease-fire.

He said at a news conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, “there is a big security challenges in Libya, with the aim of state regulation (Daash/Isis) to divide the country, ****(that is the aim to split the country and Leon is doing everything to succeed that, he has made it impossible for Libyans and HoR to sit on the same table with the terrorists so he is only speaking with the terrorists and all plans that he writes they will be FLAT REFUSED) so it is time to reach an agreement in Libya and get out of the current crisis in the country.”

“The participants in the dialogue German capital, Berlin promised to reach a solution to the Libyan crisis before Ramadan.”

He expressed the hope that “all Libyan parties to respond to the draft and the proposals of the United Nations to resolve the crisis in Libya,” explaining that there is no timetable for the implementation of the United Nations proposal to resolve the crisis in Libya.

He said: “The atmosphere dominated by optimism and hard work requires us to reach an agreement between the Libyan parties”****(What parties there is only one and that is the recognized government which resides in Tobruk all other participants minus the tribes are terrorists so again I ask what PARTIES?).

The German foreign minister said that talks Libyan parties, hosted by Berlin, is the last chance to achieve peace in Libya.

The delegation of the House of Representatives denies dialogue meeting province Berlin

Vice president of the Libyan Parliament in Skhirat talks delegation had boycotted the meetings scheduled to be supervised by the German government starting Wednesday in Berlin.

Mohammad Shoaib said in a telephone interview for “Sky News Arabic” in Berlin, the Parliament delegation will attend the meetings of the German capital, where he arrived yesterday evening.

Shoaib added that what was said by the Libyan parliament elected in a previous statement, is that it must be on the negotiating team to return to the legislative institution before making a decision, in accordance with established practice in all democratic parliaments, as described.

Declaration

Reports said that the Libyan parliament decided Tuesday, County awaited dialogue sessions in Berlin, also rejected the United Nations proposal to form a unity government to end the conflict on the ongoing power in the country.

He hinted that the official spokesman of the Libyan Parliament on behalf of Faraj Bo Hashim, yesterday, to the possibility that the Council on dismissal or change the members of the delegation participating in the dialogue, which is sponsored by the United Nations Mission, in the case of non-compliance with the Council’s request of them to return to his headquarters in the city of Tobruk Far East of Libya to consult on fourth draft put forward by the UN Mission.

Daash/Isis Libya …. Expands its influence, taking advantage of political dispute

Libyan political parties failed to reach an agreement to resolve the crisis continue to organize Daash achieve progress on the ground, having dominated Sirte, moving elements around Misurata and the Crescent oil.

Extremist organization has become just around the corner from the cusp of Europe after seizing Sirte and progress towards the coastal Misurata.

Daash has tighten its grip on Sirte east of the capital Tripoli on the stages this year a remarkable development, which contributed militias dawn Libya’s withdrawal from the most important sites in the oil city. It enjoyed a power plant west of Sirte, after days of occupation strategy including Alkarzabih air base by the international airport of the city government buildings, the first Libyan airport made sure the control of the extremist organization it, in addition to seizing the headquarters close to the water pump for the Libyan cities.

The control of Sirte growing fears that Daash creeping toward the vital oil Crescent area, which lies about one hundred and fifty kilometers only Alkarzabih base. Crescent is located between the oil region of Sirte and Benghazi and mediates the distance between Benghazi and Tripoli. And has a stockpile is the largest of Libya’s oil, and include institutions and key fields and oil ports are Ras Lanuf and Sidra and Brega.

As the attention of the organization also tend to Misurata third largest city in Libya and aspires Daash takeover because of its strategic beach-side location and has the largest port in the country.

And its arrival to the Libyan coast regulation will tightened its grip on the Libyan ports, about 300 kilometers only for Europe, which probably will start in implementing its threat dumped half a million immigrants in accordance with the Quilliam Foundation.

However, the experts assert that Sirte is not the first foothold for Daash, The organization exists in Darnah and Benghazi and Cyrenaica has sleeper cells in Tripoli and Nofaliya and parts of southern Libya.

 

Libyan Daash consists of three thousand fighters from 31 countries


Libyan Daash consists of three thousand fighters from 31 countries

تقارير: داعش الليبي يتكون من ثلاثة آلاف مقاتل من 31 دولة

(Reuters) – A report by the Algerian daily sunrise Wednesday, that Daash in Libya, based on the current success, to adopt the Iraqi scenario in its smallest details, taking advantage of the retreat of the state, in an attempt to repeat the experience in Libya and its environs after Iraq and Syria.

The newspaper said, citing identical reports, that the organization in Libya includes about three thousand gunmen descended from 31 different countries.

Occupies Tunisians and Egyptians in the ranks of the forefront of the multinational organization about equally thousand fighters, in front of Sudan and Morocco with 300 each, Algeria and Saudi Arabia, with 200 by 100 and between 80 and 100 French gunmen.

According to newspaper reports monitored the presence of Arab and Gulf nationalities, Jordan and Yemen and Africa from Niger and Mali as well as  from Italy, Greece, Germany European nationalities, and Asia through the Chinese presence.

The newspaper said the organization, based in the city of Derna major stronghold in the east is, under the authority orders of a former Iraqi officer, was sent by al-Baghdadi to Libya to organize the military side****(Reuters is wrong its a Yemeni and not Iraqi… just to show you that you can not trust Reuters)

Eshrouk Algerian a Libyan expert quoted, as saying that the rapid expansion of the organization in Libya, mainly due to exhaustion suffered by militias dawn of Libya on the one hand, and the fatigue that gripped the legitimate Libyan army after years of wars and fighting since the fall of the state, and in the light of the ban on the weaponization, rather than because of enrollment Libyan military leaders earlier Daash.

So my question to UN, F.UK.US. and EU how did they miss them???? Or they didn’t???? I think it’s the second they did not miss them actually they INSTALLED them and they are still giving them a free passage… as they want to DISMANTLE the whole of Africa, starting from the richest country Libya and moving along to all neighboring countries. Already there are rumors about an unrest in Algeria which is next to be brought down as the French will not forgive them for taking their own country back…. When will you civilians in the West wake up???? Are you so comfortable and so involved in your own little world that you do not care what’s going on with your neighbor????? Have you lost every inch of HUMANITY? 

West interested in pure crooks, psychopaths and puppets to lead Libya


West interested in pure crooks, psychopaths and puppets to lead Libya

Reuters / Esam Omran Al-Fetori

Reuters / EsamOmranAl-Fetori

 

Libya is now a basket case of problems after suffering interference by western powers that are not interested in promoting peace, but rather managing the chaos, Gearoid O Colmain, an independent political analyst, told RT.

The EU has planned a naval operation in the Mediterranean to target those smuggling refugees from Libya to the EU. Such an operation would include reconnaissance runs and the destruction of human trafficking bases in Libya itself. It could even mean putting European boots on the ground.

RT: The EU wants to capture smugglers and destroy their boats off the Libyan coast. Is Europe trying to bring peace and stability to Libya? Or simply stop an inflow of illegal migrants?

Gearoid O Colmain: If you go to the streets of Paris, you can see a picture of one of the leaders of the so-called Libyan revolution in 2011. He has been portrayed and displaced on kiosks all over Paris. His name is Abdelhakim Belhadj and he is an al-Qaeda operative, he is known from official sources to be an al-Qaeda operative. In fact, he was accused by a former PM of Spain, José María Aznar, of being behind the bombing of Madrid in 2004. Abdelhakim Belhadj is now being presented as a possible future leader of Libya and being promoted all over Paris. These are the kind of people Western governments are interested in – pure crooks, psychopaths and puppets.

Here is a link just to show how MI6 asset is a victim: MI6 and multiple NGOs are working at positioning Belhadj as victim. Among them ” Reprieve ” http://www.reprieve.org.uk/case-study/abdul-hakim-belhaj/
Funded (not cited on their website but) as far as I know, Open Society Foundations, Ford foundation, and others
. In the article it says that he was tortured in Libya which is not true a known fact he betrayed all his comrades which were apprehended in the process he was put on house arrest together with his pregnant wife and wearing a bracelet anklet on both for a year, after that both of them were free all charges dropped… once he swore allegiance to the Jamahirya government… What the article fails to mention that he is an MI6 asset. I will also put you the link of the French interview of Belhaj who is pretending to be a politician while all Libyans suffer under his rule with executions, rapes, kidnapping, torture. Lets not forget that Abdulhakim Belhaj has sworn allegiance to ISIS/Daesh which is even worse than Al Qaeda..

BELHAJ COVER

BELHAJ COVER

MAP OF LIBYA

MAP OF LIBYA

INTERVIEW WITH THE NICE MAN BELHAJ WANTED BY INTERPOL WANTED IN SPAIN FOR TERRORIST ACTS WANTED BY THE LIBYAN PEOPLE FOR ATROCITIES DONE TO LIBYAN CITIZENS. MOST HATED MAN IN LIBYA AND MI6 ASSET IN BED WITH QATAR AND SAUDI ARABIA SECOND IN COMMAND IN THE AL QAEDA HIERARCHY

INTERVIEW WITH THE NICE MAN BELHAJ WANTED BY INTERPOL WANTED IN SPAIN FOR TERRORIST ACTS WANTED BY THE LIBYAN PEOPLE FOR ATROCITIES DONE TO LIBYAN CITIZENS. MOST HATED MAN IN LIBYA AND MI6 ASSET IN BED WITH QATAR AND SAUDI ARABIA SECOND IN COMMAND IN THE AL QAEDA HIERARCHY

UN LEON GROOMING BELHAJ TO BECOME A POLITICIAN THE UN IS PAYING PR CO. TO ACHIEVE THIS.... UN LEON IS A PRO MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.

UN LEON GROOMING BELHAJ TO BECOME A POLITICIAN THE UN IS PAYING PR CO. TO ACHIEVE THIS.… UN LEON IS A PRO MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.

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They are not interested in leaders and they are not certainly interested in having a responsible government in Libya. Libya had a responsible government, a civil society. Libya was one of the most progressive countries in Africa. In fact, it was the richest country in Africa and it was making great progress in unifying the continent. And it was attacked in 2011 by a coalition of Islamist groups backed by NATO. They bombed the entire infrastructure, they bombed schools, hospitals and they murdered up to 100,000 people. Europe is not interested in peace in Libya. They are interested in military occupation. They are interested in preventing the development of the entire global south and that what the bombing of Libya was about. I don’t think this soi-disant government in Tripoli has any clue how to resolve this problem.

These are people who probably believe in everything they were told by their masters in Brussels, Paris, London and Washington and they are now realizing that Libya has been completely destroyed. It is no longer a nation state. It’s no longer a country that has any kind of a future. This problem will grow, you will see mass influx of immigrants and of course there will be more terrorist attacks. But this war on terror is a fraud, a fake and people need to realize that. They are really mocking the intelligence people by their actions. So I don’t think that Europe will be interested in anything stable in Libya. What they want is to simply manage the chaos.

I should also point out that an influx of desperate immigrants into Europe in a time of austerity is actually an advantage to Western corporations because these people will work for nothing. They are very desperate and they will drive down wages and wages are already coming down. So they will put pressure on the work force in Europe. And in that sense they are not too bothered by it. But what it will do of course it will lead to more repression because once we see more terrorist attacks like the one we saw in Paris in January that will lead then to more police repression, more militarization of European societies. But the big problem here is that the governments of the EU and the US are clinically insane, their actions are absolutely the contrary of reason. And that is the big problem. We do not have responsible government in Europe. We in Europe and in the US live under a dictatorship and that is the deep cause of the crisis we are seeing now in Libya.

Illegal migrants who attempted to sail to Europe, sit in a boat carrying them back to Libya, after their boat was intercepted at sea by the Libyan coast guard, at Khoms, Libya May 6, 2015. (Reuters/Aymen Elsahli)

Illegal migrants who attempted to sail to Europe, sit in a boat carrying them back to Libya, after their boat was intercepted at sea by the Libyan coast guard, at Khoms, Libya May 6, 2015. (Reuters/Aymen Elsahli)

RT: How is this mission different from previous naval operations there? Is Europe trying to control and militarize the Mediterranean?

GC: The term ‘Mare nostrum’ which was the term used by fascist Italy during the 1930s when they conquered Libya – that was the first aerial bombardment in history. The term ‘Mare nostrum’ is being used again, now by the EU. In other words, “the Mediterranean belongs to us.” The big problem with Gaddafi of course is that he didn’t agree with that. Libya was also a country that had its own interests; Africa is other side of the Mediterranean after all. Europe does want to militarize the Mediterranean; it does want to control all the coast of the Mediterranean. There will be a militarization of the other side of “Mare nostrum,” which is the Italian fascist term for the Mediterranean which was used officially. So I think there will be a militarization of the North African coast, particularly Libya. Algeria has not been conquered or attacked, but Algeria is on the list. That will come. The destabilization of Algeria has already begun and that will continue. It all depends on whether or not other countries will survive. If Syria falls you will have an absolute chaos in the Eastern Mediterranean, which will spread right up into Europe. We know Islamic State – an emanation [from] US imperialism – has now made significant conquests in Syria and they have also been training in Libya.

I don’t see any way out for the Libyan government unless it realizes that if they don’t seek other forces, other global powers and perhaps make contacts with them, there is no way they are ever going to get out of this chaos. In other words, they will be well-advised perhaps to go to Beijing and Moscow and discuss possibilities of stabilization with countries that are actually fighting a war on terrorism. Let’s not forget there the world is now split up between two forces: the countries who are sponsoring, financing and promoting terrorism, the US and the EU, and the countries who are fighting terrorism – Russia, China and Iran. The Libyan government will have to make this decision if they want actually to have peace and some kind of viable economy in the future. They are going to have to make a decision about who their patrons are going to be because if they continue to take orders from the EU and the US they are going to have military occupation and chaos for very long time indeed.

EU naval mission against African migrants combines ‘deep inhumanity & stupidity’

EU foreign ministers have agreed to a naval operation in the Mediterranean Sea to contain an influx of immigrants from Africa, a move Chris Nineham, vice-chair of the Stop the War Coalition, said will only increase bitterness against the West.

RT: Do you think targeting smugglers will be effective in stemming the flow of immigrants?

Chris Nineham: I don’t think it will be effective. I think it’s a policy that combines deep inhumanity with real stupidity. One reason – probably the main reason – that has created this migrant crisis in the first place is the catastrophe that was unleashed on Libya particularly back in 2011 by the bombing campaign by the West, which devastated the country socially and physically, as well as killing tens of thousands of people. The idea that what is needed in these circumstances, faced with this appalling humanitarian crisis, is more bombs and more military intervention leaves me virtually speechless, frankly. It’s the last thing that we need.

RT: How would you gather intelligence? Isn’t there a chance the EU’s forces could destroy vessels with innocent people onboard?

CN: Absolutely. Any so-called war on the traffickers will in practice end up being a war on the migrants themselves because presumably they are going to be attacking the boats and there are going to be migrants on them. That’s the main and most obvious reason why this is a catastrophic decision and a very wrong-headed policy. Any further Western military intervention in Libya itself, which is apparently – unbelievably – now being considered will only increase the level of anger and bitterness against the West but it will also lead to more destruction and devastation. That’s the driver of the migrant crisis in the first place. I think this is just a phenomenally inhumane policy and a very misguided one. And it will make the situation it claims to be addressing much worse, apart from creating huge amounts of tension in the region. It really needs to be rejected and they need to think again.

RT: This EU naval mission could also need to put boots on the ground in places like Libya. How likely is that?

CN: I don’t know, I’m not part of the decision-making process. It seems almost unthinkable that the people who orchestrated the disastrous military intervention in 2011 could be considering further military action. It’s almost as if the EU and the Western powers can only think, when they think of foreign policy, when they think of problems solving, they think of killing, of military solutions.

This is clearly a situation where the military dimension doesn’t even need to be raised. What is needed is first of all an acceptance of as many as possible of the suffering migrants into European countries so that they can live some sort of a life. And secondly, there needs to be a reconstruction effort, a serious aid operation to begin to undo the massive damage the West has done in Libya.

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Jihadists in the Service of Imperialism


Jihadists in the Service of Imperialism

By Thierry Meyssan

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Cheikh Youssouf al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s star preacher and tele-Coranist on al-Jazeera. He blesses the jihadists in Syria and Iraq, and affirms, deadpan, that if Mohammed was alive today, he would be a NATO ally.

Western governments no longer hide the fact that they’re using jihadists – NATO overthrew Mouamar el-Kadhafi by using al-Qaïda as its only ground forces; Israël displaced the UN Forces to Golan, and replaced them with al-Nosra; the international anti-Daesh Coalition allowed Palmyra to fall in order to cause more problems for Syria. But while we can understand Western interests, we fail to grasp why and how the jihadists can serve Uncle Sam in the name of the Quran.

We often ask ourselves how the Pentagon and the CIA manage to manipulate millions of Muslims and send them off to fight for Uncle Sam’s interests. Of course, it’s true that certain leaders are paid agents, but all jihadists believe that they’re fighting and dying in order to gain access to Paradise. The answer is childishly simple – using the rhetoric of the Muslim Brotherhood as a start, it’s possible to evade human reality and send them to kill anyone you like as long as you wave a red flag at them.

Officially, the Islamic Emirate no longer recognises the authority of Ayman al-Zawahiri, and has therefore left al-Qaïda. Nonetheless, in many places, like the Qalamun mountains, it is still impossible to distinguish between them, since the same jihadists claim allegiance to both flags at once.

Of course, one could argue that this is only a personal quarrel – Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi simply wants to replace the current leader. But while the two organisations have exactly the same practices, they develop very different dialogues.

They share the slogans of the Muslim Brotherhood – « The Quran is our Constitution », « Islam is the solution ». A life of holiness is therefore very simple. It doesn’t really matter if the Creator has made us all intelligent, we must, in all cases, apply the Word of God like a machine. And when the situation is not dealt with in the Book, we should just smash it to pieces. The result is obviously catastrophic, and nowhere have these organisations been able to set up even the beginnings of the perfect society that they hope for.

History demonstrates their differences. From 1979 to 1995, in other words, from the CIA operation in Afghanistan to the Popular Arab and Islamic Congress in Khartoum, Oussama Ben Laden’s mercenaries fought the Soviet Union with public aid from the United States. From 1995 to 2011, in other words, from the Congress in Khartoum to operation « Neptune’s Spear », al-Qaïda took position against « Jews and Crusaders » while continuing its struggle against Russia in Yugoslavia and Chechnya. And since 2011, in other words, since the « Arab Spring », it has supported NATO in Libya and Israël at the Golan frontier. Generally speaking, Western public opinion has not kept up with this evolution. It remains convinced of the danger of a mythical Russian expansionism, persists in blaming the jihadists for the attacks of September 11th, has not realised what happened in Libya and at the Israeli frontier, and maintains the false idea that al-Qaïda is an anti-imperialist terrorist organisation. As for the Arabs, they do not base themselves on facts, but choose, according to the situation, between reality and Western propaganda so as to invent a romantic narrative for themselves.

From its side, the Islamic Emirate is moving away from the Quran and closer to the neo-conservatives. It claims that the main enemies are other Muslims – the Chiites and their allies. It has clearly forgotten the Bosnian episode during which Ben Laden’s Arab Legion were supported both by the United States, Saudi Arabia and Iran. But who are the allies of the Chiites? The Syrian Arab Republic (secular) and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (Sunnite). In other words, the Islamic Emirate is fighting in priority against the Axis of Resistance to imperialism. De facto, it confirms that it is an objective ally of the United States and Israël in the « Greater Middle East », even though, theoretically, they are the enemy.

The malleability of these two organisations resides in their basic ideology, that of the Muslim Brotherhood. It is therefore logical that almost all of the jihadist leaders, at one time or another, have been members of one branch or another of the Brotherhood. By the same token, it is logical that the CIA has not only supported the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, since their reception at the White House by President Eisenhower in 1955, but also all its foreign branches and all the dissident groups. Finally, the califat that Hassan el-Bana dreamed about and that Ayman al-Zawahiri and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi pretended to want, is not the reproduction of the Golden Age of Islam, but the reign of obscurantism.

This was confirmed by Laurent Fabius in 2012, in other words, before the split between al-Qaïda and Daesh, when he declared: « On the ground, they’re doing a good job! »

War Crime: NATO Deliberately Destroyed Libya’s Water Infrastructure


War Crime: NATO Deliberately Destroyed Libya’s Water Infrastructure

By Nafeez Ahmed, The Ecologist | Report

The military targeting of civilian infrastructure, especially of water supplies, is a war crime under the Geneva Conventions. Yet this is precisely what NATO did in Libya, while blaming the damage on Gaddafi himself. Since then, the country’s water infrastructure – and the suffering of its people – has only deteriorated further.

Numerous reports comment on the water crisis that is escalating across Libya as consumption outpaces production. Some have noted the environmental context in regional water scarcity due to climate change.

But what they ignore is the fact that the complex national irrigation system that had been carefully built and maintained over decades to overcome this problem was targeted and disrupted by NATO.

During the 2011 military invasion, press reports surfaced, mostly citing pro-rebel sources, claiming that pro-Gaddafi loyalists had shut down the water supply system as a mechanism to win the war and punish civilians.

This is a lie.

But truth, after all, is the first casualty of war – especially for mainstream media journos who can’t be bothered to fact-check the claims of people they interview in war zones, while under pressure from editors to produce copy that doesn’t rock too many boats.

Critical Water Installations Bombed – Then Blamed on Gaddafi

It was in fact NATO which debilitated Libya’s water supply by targeting critical state-owned water installations, including a water-pipe factory in Brega.

The factory, one of just two in the country (the other one being in Gaddafi’s home-town of Sirte), manufactured pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipes for the Great Manmade River (GMR) project, an ingenious irrigation system transporting water from aquifers beneath Libya’s southern desert to about 70% of the population.

On 18th July, a rebel commander boasted that some of Gaddafi’s troops had holed up in industrial facilities in Brega, but that rebels had blocked their access to water: “Their food and water supplies are cut and they now will not be able to sleep.”

In other words, the rebels, not Gaddafi loyalists, had sabotaged the GMR water pipeline into Brega. On 22nd July, NATO followed up by bombing the Brega water-pipes factory on the pretext that it was a Gaddafi “military storage” facility concealing rocket launchers.

“Major parts of the plant have been damaged”, said Abdel-Hakim el-Shwehdy, head of the company running the project. “There could be major setback for the future projects.”

Legitimate Military Target Left Untouched in the Attack

When asked to provide concrete evidence of Gaddafi loyalists firing from inside the water-pipe factory, NATO officials failed to answer. Instead, NATO satellite images shown to journalists confirm that a BM-21 rocket launcher identified near the facility days earlier, remained perfectly intact the day after the NATO attack.

Earlier, NATO forces had already bombed water facilities in Sirte, killing several “employees of the state water utility who were working during the attack.”

By August, UNICEF reported that the conflict had “put the Great Manmade River Authority, the primary distributor of potable water in Libya, at risk of failing to meet the country’s water needs.”

The same month, Agence France Presse reported that the GMR could be crippled by the lack of spare parts and chemicals” – reinforced by NATO’s destruction of water installations critical to the GMR in Sirte and Brega.

The GMR is now “struggling to keep reservoirs at a level that can provide a sustainable supply”, UN officials said. “If the project were to fail, agencies fear a massive humanitarian emergency.”

Christian Balslev-Olesen, UNICEF Libya’s head of office, warned that the city faced “an absolute worst-case scenario” that “could turn into an unprecedented health epidemic” without resumption of water supplies.

Stratfor Email: “So Much Shit Doesn’t Add Up Here”

While pro-rebel sources attempted to blame Gaddafi loyalists for the disruption of Libya’s water supply, leaked emails from the US intelligence contractor Stratfor, which publicly endorsed these sources, show that the firm privately doubted its own claims.

“So much shit doesn’t add up here”, wrote Bayless Parsley, Stratfor’s Middle East analyst, in an email to executives. “I am pretty much not confident in ANY of the sources … If anything, just need to be very clear how contradictory all the information is on this project … a lot of the conclusions drawn from it are not really air tight.”

But the private US intelligence firm, which has played a key role in liaising with senior Pentagon officials in facilitating military intelligence operations, was keenly aware of what the shutdown of the GMR would mean for Libya’s population:

“Since the first phase of the ‘river’s’ construction in 1991, Libya’s population has doubled. Remove that river and, well, there would likely be a very rapid natural correction back to normal carrying capacities.”

“How often do Libyans bathe? You’d have drinking water for a month if you skipped a shower”, joked Kevin Stech, a Stratfor research director. “Seriously. Cut the baths and the showers and your well water should suffice for drinking and less-than-optional hygiene.”

The Truth – Government Officials Were Trying to Keep Water Flowing

Meanwhile, UNICEF confirmed that Libyan government officials were not sabotaging water facilities, but in fact working closely with a UN technical team to “facilitate an assessment of water wells, review urgent response options and identify alternatives for water sources.”

Nevertheless, by September, UNICEF reported that the disruption to the GMR had left 4 million Libyans without potable water.

The GMR remains disrupted to this day, and Libya’s national water crisis continues to escalate.

The deliberate destruction of a nation’s water infrastructure, with the knowledge that doing so would result in massive deaths of the population as a direct consequence, is not simply a war crime, but potentially a genocidal strategy.

It raises serious questions about the conventional mythology of a clean, humanitarian war in Libya – questions that mainstream journalists appear to be uninterested in, or unable to ask.