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
Assassination of Salah Al Najma Club coach football in front of the door of the club
Sources news about the assassination of Salah al-Sharif coach football star quintet in front of the door of the club. Did not give any information about the sources of that the assassination.
Exposure to players and administrative team Ahli Tripoli attacked and beaten.
According to news sources for exposure to players and administrative team Ahli Tripoli was attacked and beaten by the army and the police forces of Finance.
Video statement deterrence and rapid intervention concerning the statement Khalifa Haftar
Fraraadd of detainees from a prison in the city of Zliten Mager
News sources reported today from the city of Zliten about 90 detainees escape from a prison in the city of Zliten and Majer sources said that smuggler was arrested with the help of the people of the region, against the backdrop of the kidnapping of 40 detainees from prison two days ago by armed militias from Misurata.
Video expulsion of Al-Jazeera crew by demonstrators in the city of Benghazi
Video Tripoli Local Council statement about the statement Khalifa Haftar 14/02/2014
Colonel Boubacar Najat Ali al-Obeidi, an assassination attempt in Benghazi
Sources said shortly before the news of the city of Benghazi on the survival of Colonel Ali al-Obeidi, Boubacar an assassination attempt outside his home district of the city of Benghazi peace and sources said that al-Obeidi exposure to shootings by unidentified gunmen and was injured in the chest area.
editors note: Till now there is an arrest warrant for Hefter but no body is willing to catch him please do not forget that Hefter belongs to CIA he exiled himself while he was in the army with the Jamahiriya government and later was trained by the CIA, he came back on 2011 to topple the government. Last year one of his sons tried to rob a bank where he was shot on the leg and I think they cut off his leg now both of his sons live abroad with the money of Libya.
Everything is very quiet in Tripoli so quiet that you can hear a pin fall down waiting for the storm to come as we say here in Libya. The only thing that is moving in Tripoli are the UN TRUCKS with their special units checking the streets.
One last piece of news in Tobruk airport they caught a Qatari plane which was forced to land in Tobruk because of a malfunction and when searched they found military arms all the crew was arrested.
I finally get to go home and meet my relatives and family. So for a couple of weeks I will not be able to blog, as you well know everything in Libya is monitored by the USA/QATAR/AL QAIDA. As I do not want to put anyone at risk in Libya I will not be posting but once I am back I will tell you all the stories.
Thank you for your understanding and your support to the Libyan people
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 assailantsassassinated 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.”