Gaddafi’s Ghosts: Return of the Libyan Jamahiriya


Gaddafi’s Ghosts: Return of the Libyan Jamahiriya

by dan glazebrook

When NATO murdered Gaddafi and blitzed his country in 2011, they hoped the socialist “Jamahiriya” movement he led would be dead and buried. Now his son has been released from prison to a hero’s welcome with his movement increasingly in the ascendancy.

There were various moments during NATO’s destruction of Libya that were supposed to symbolically crown Western supremacy over Libya and its institutions (and, by implication, over all African and Arab peoples): the “fall of Tripoli” in August 2011; Cameron and Sarkozy’s victory speeches the following month; the lynch-mob execution of Muammar Gaddafi that came soon after. All of them were pyrrhic victories – but none more so than the death sentence handed down to Gaddafi’s son (and effective deputy leader) Saif al-Gaddafi in July 2015.

Saif had been captured by the Zintan militia shortly after his father and brother were killed by NATO’s death squads in late 2011. The International Criminal Court – a neocolonial farce which has only ever indicted Africans – demanded he be handed over to them, but the Zintan – fiercely patriotic despite having fought with NATO against Gaddafi – refused. Over the next two years the country descended into the chaos and societal collapse that Gaddafi had predicted, sliding inexorably towards civil war.

By 2014, the country’s militias had coalesced around two main groupings – the Libyan National Army, composed of those who supported the newly elected, and mainly secular, House of Representatives; and the Libya Dawn coalition, composed of the militias who supported the Islamist parties that had dominated the country’s previous parliament but refused to recognize their defeat at the polls in 2014. After fierce fighting, the Libya Dawn faction took control of Tripoli. It was there that Saif, along with dozens of other officials of the Jamahiriya – the Libyan “People’s State” which Gaddafi had led – were put on trial for their life. However, once again the Zintan militia – allied to the Libyan National Army – refused to hand him over.

After a trial condemned by human rights groups as “riddled with legal flaws,” in a court system dominated by the Libya Dawn militias, an absent Saif was sentenced to death, along with eight other former government officials. The trial was never recognized by the elected government, by then relocated to Tobruk. A gloating Western media made sure to inform the world of the death sentence, which they hoped would extinguish forever the Libyan people’s hopes for a restoration of the independence, peace and prosperity his family name had come to represent.

It was a hope that would soon be dashed. Less than a year later, the France 24 news agency arranged an interview with Saif Al Gaddafi’s lawyer Karim Khan in which he revealed to the world that Saif had in fact, “been given his liberty on April 12, 2016,” in accordance with the amnesty law passed by the Tobruk parliament the previous year. Given the crowing over Saif’s death sentence the previous year, and his indictment by the International Criminal Court, this was a major story. Yet, by and large, it was one the Western media chose to steadfastly ignore – indeed, the BBC did not breathe a single word about it.

What is so significant about his release, however, is what it represents: the recognition, by Libya’s elected authorities, that there is no future for Libya without the involvement of the Jamahiriya movement.

The truth is, this movement never went away. Rather, having been forced underground in 2011, it has been increasingly coming out into the open, building up its support amongst a population sick of the depravities and deprivations of the post-Gaddafi era.

Exactly five years ago, following the start of the NATO bombing campaign, Libyans came out onto the streets in massive demonstrations in support of their government in Tripoli, Sirte, Zlitan and elsewhere. Even the BBC admitted that “there is no discounting the genuine support that exists,” adding that, “‘Muammar is the love of millions’ was the message written on the hands of women in the square.

Following the US-UK-Qatari invasion of Tripoli the following month, however, the reign of terror by NATO’s death squad militias ensured that public displays of such sentiments could end up costing one’s life. Tens of thousands of “suspected Gaddafi supporters” were rounded up by the militias in makeshift “detention camps” were torture and abuse was rife; around 7,000 are estimated to be there still to this day, and hundreds have been summarily executed.

Black people in particular were targeted, seen as symbolic of the pro-African policies pursued by Gaddafi but hated by the supremacist militias, with the black Libyan town of Tawergha turned into a ghost town overnight as Misratan militias made good on their promise to kill all those who refused to leave. Such activities were effectively legalised by the NATO-imposed “Transitional National Council” whose Laws 37 and 38 decreed that public support for Gaddafi could be punished by life imprisonment and activities taken “in defence of the revolution” would be exempt from prosecution.

Nevertheless, over the years that followed, as the militias turned on each other and the country rapidly fell apart, reports began to suggest that much of southern Libya was slowly coming under the control of Gaddafi’s supporters. On January 18th 2014, an air force base near the southern city of Sabha was taken by Gaddafi loyalists, frightening the new government enough to impose a state of emergency, ban Libya’s two pro-Gaddafi satellite stations, and embark on aerial bombing missions in the south of the country.

But it was, ironically, the passing of the death sentences themselves – intended to extinguish pro-Gaddafi sentiment for good – that triggered the most open and widespread demonstrations of support for the former government so far, with protests held in August 2015 across the country, and even in ISIS-held Sirte. Middle East Eye reported the following from the demonstration in Sabha (in which 7 were killed when militias opened fire on the protesters):
Previous modest pro-Gaddafi celebrations in the town had been overlooked by the Misratan-led Third Force, stationed in Sabha for over a year – originally to act as a peacekeeping force following local clashes.

‘This time, I think the Third Force saw the seriousness of the pro-Gaddafi movement because a demonstration this big has not been seen in the last four years,’ said Mohamed. ‘There were a lot of people, including women and children, and people were not afraid to show their faces … IS had threatened to shoot anyone who protested on Friday, so there were no green flags in towns they control, apart from Sirte, although there are some green flags flying in remote desert areas,’ he said. ‘But if these protests get stronger across the whole of Libya, people will become braver and we will see more green flags. I know many people who are just waiting for the right time to protest.’

In Sirte, demonstrators were fired at by ISIS fighters, who dispersed the group and took away seven people, including four women. The same Middle East Eye report made the following comment:
The protests have been a public representation of a badly kept secret in Libya, that the pro-Gaddafi movement which has existed since the 2011 revolution has grown in strength, born out of dissatisfaction with the way life has worked out for many ordinary citizens in the last four years…[Mohamed] added that some people who had originally supported the 2011 revolution had joined the protests. Most Libyans just want a quiet life. They don’t care who takes over or who controls Libya’s money, they just want a comfortable life. That’s why Gaddafi stayed in power for 42 years. Salaries were paid on time, we had good subsidies on all the essentials and living was cheap.
Mohammed Eljarh, writing in the conservative US journal Foreign Policy, added that:
These pro-Qaddafi protests have the potential to turn into a national movement against the 2011 revolution, not least because a growing number of Libyans are deeply disillusioned by its outcome…there is now a building consensus that the atrocities and abuses committed by post-Qaddafi groups since the revolution exceed by far those committed by the Qaddafi regime during its rule.
At the same time, the Green resistance is becoming an increasingly influential force within the Libyan National Army, representing the country’s elected House of Representatives. Earlier this year, the Tobruk parliament allowed Gaddafi’s widow back into the country, whilst the LNA entered into an alliance with pro-Gaddafi tribes in the country’s East, and began to recruit open supporters of Gaddafi into its military structures. Gaddafi’s Tuareg commander General Ali Kanna, for example, who fled Libya following Gaddafi’s fall in 2011, has now reportedly been welcomed into the LNA. The policy is already bearing fruit, with several territories near Sirte already seized from ISIS by the new allies.

The Jamahiriya, it seems, is back. But then, it never really went away.

The Ugly Truth of the New Democracy in Libya: Torture in the Prisons of Libya after Gaddafi


The Ugly Truth of the New Democracy in Libya: Torture in the Prisons of Libya after Gaddafi

 

I am posting you two videos one shows the horrors of torture and the other video talks of what really goes on in prison.

OBAMA, CAMERON, SARKOZY and the rest of Europe was asking for the head of Qaddafi they were saying he is going to kill his own people. So the illegal war started in March 2011 exactly at the time when all oil contracts expired, coincidence you would say, nothing in this life is a coincidence everything was preplanned.

The fine establishment of France, UK and US are the sole responsible for all the destruction in the Middle East and North Africa. If you check these countries are affiliated with Israel. You may tell me that the Arab league did the initiation but then check who are sitting in the Arab League are all sold outs to Israel.

Sidney Blumenthal, a long-time friend of the Clintons, claimed David Cameron backed a French plot to create a break away zone eastern Libya


Sidney Blumenthal, a long-time friend of the Clintons, claimed David Cameron backed a French plot to create a break away zone eastern Libya

Britain hid secret MI6 plan to break up Libya from US, Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton received several warnings from a friend that Britain was acting deceitfully in Libya Photo: Reuters

By Raf Sanchez, Washington

Britain acted deceitfully in Libya and David Cameron authorised an MI6 plan to “break up” the country, a close confidante of Hillary Clinton claimed in a series of secret reports sent to the then-secretary of state.

Sidney Blumenthal, a long-time friend of the Clintons, emailed Mrs Clinton on her personal account to warn her that Britain was “game playing” in Libya.

Mr Blumenthal had no formal role in the US State Department and his memos to Mrs Clinton were sourced to his own personal contacts in the Middle East and Europe.

Nevertheless, Mrs Clinton seems to have taken some of his reports seriously and forwarded them on to senior diplomats working at the highest levels of American foreign policy.

The first of Mr Blumenthal’s Libya memos – which were leaked to the New York Times – was sent on April 8, 2011, as rebel forces struggled to make gains against Gaddafi’s troops, and had “UK game playing” in the subject line.

The memo warned that British diplomats and MI6 officers were maintaining secret back channels with the Gaddafi regime “in an effort to protect the British position in the event that the rebellion settles into a stalemate”.

Muammar Gaddafi / Photo: REUTERS

 

 

Mr Blumenthal claimed that MI6 spies were in discussions with Saif Gaddafi, the dictator’s son, “regarding future relations between the two countries if he takes over power from his father and implements reforms”.

The memo also claims that the Libyan rebels were deeply suspicious of Britain and suspected that the UK would be “satisfied with a stalemate” in which Gaddafi or his family stayed in power in part of the country.

Their suspicions were stoked when Gaddafi’s foreign minister, Moussa Koussa, defected to Britain in March 2011, Mr Blumenthal claimed. The rebels apparently saw the defection as evidence that Britain had secret lines of communication with the highest ranks of the Gaddafi regime.

Extract from the email:

Eight minutes after receiving Mr Blumenthal’s email, Mrs Clinton forwarded it on to one of her most senior aides. She did not comment on the allegations about Britain. A week later, she met with William Hague, the then-foreign secretary at a Nato summit in Berlin.

Perhaps unbeknownst to Mr Blumenthal, who was working for Bill Clinton’s global charity at the time and not privy to classified information, the CIA was maintaining its own back channels to Gaddafi.

Michael Morell, the CIA’s deputy director, spoke regularly to Abdullah Senussi, the head of Gaddafi’s internal intelligence service, even as US aircraft were bombing regime forces on the battlefield.

Mr Blumenthal emailed Mrs Clinton about Britain again on March 8, 2012 with the subject: “France & UK behind Libya breakup”.

By this time Gaddafi was dead and his regime had collapsed and a provisional government, the Libyan National Transitional Council, was trying to assert its authority across the country.

Mr Blumenthal told Mrs Clinton that MI6 and its French counterpart, the DGSE, were secretly encouraging rebels in eastern Libya to establish “a semi-autonomous zone” outside the control of the new government.

The plot was allegedly instigated by advisors to the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, who believed that the new Libyan government was not “rewarding” French businesses for France’s role in overthrowing Gaddafi.

He alleged that MI6 joined in the plan “at the instruction of the office of Prime Minister David Cameron“.

“The French and British intelligence officials believe that the semi-autonomous regime in the eastern city of Benghazi will be able to organise business opportunities in that region,” he wrote.

Extract from the email:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Clinton seems to have been sceptical about the report and forwarded it on to her aide Jake Sullivan with the comment: “This one strains credulity. What do you think?”

Mrs Clinton’s aides appear unimpressed with the stream of emails coming from Mr Blumenthal and Mr Sullivan replied that the MI6 allegations sounded like “like a thin conspiracy theory”.

Mrs Clinton was asked about the emails during a campaign appearance in Iowa and said Mr Blumenthal had been “a friend of mine for a very long time”.

“He sent unsolicited emails which I passed on in some instances. That’s just part of the give and take,” she said.

The Foreign Office did not respond to a request for comment.

Mr Blumenthal memos have aroused interest in the US because they appear to show a blurring of the lines between Mrs Clinton’s State Department and the Clinton Foundation set up by her husband.

Although he had no role in the State Department, he was working for the Clinton Foundation and various political groups allied with Mrs Clinton, according to the New York Times.

Mr Blumenthal worked in Bill Clinton’s White House and was known for fierce loyalty to both the Clintons and for aggressively confronting their critics.

Aides to Barack Obama prevented Mrs Clinton from bringing him into the State Department in 2009, believing that he would only stir up trouble after the bitterly-fought election battle between Mr Obama and Mrs Clinton.

THANK YOU HILLARY CLINTON, OBAMA, CAMERON, SARKOZY AND THE UN FOR YOUR ILLEGAL INVASION IN LIBYA SO THAT WE COULD ARRIVE TO YOUR DEMOCRACY of Child brides’ boom in Derna as record number of girls married off to ISIS/DAESH fighters


THANK YOU HILLARY CLINTON, OBAMA, CAMERON, SARKOZY AND THE UN FOR YOUR ILLEGAL INVASION IN LIBYA SO THAT WE COULD ARRIVE TO YOUR DEMOCRACY of Child brides’ boom in Derna as record number of girls married off to ISIS/DAESH fighters

ISIS/DAESH fighters allied to the Islamic State seized large parts of Derna in October 2014(Reuters)

 

To all of my readers, please sent a thank you letter to Ms. Clinton, Obama, Cameron, Sarkozy, Kin Moon of the UN and to all the allied Nations who participated in TOPPLING THE PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT AND INSTALLING THE WESTERN DEMOCRATIC ISIS/DAESH GOVERNMENT IN LIBYA. We couldn’t have anticipated such freedom! Sending us back in time where there is no law, no freedom, where women are objects and not human beings, where selling children is a MUST and women trafficking is good business. Is this the DEMOCRACY the west was PREACHING? OR the EX-PATRIOTS of Libya were dreaming off? Well CONGRATULATIONS for the new DEMOCRACY INSTALLED I hope all of you who participated in this illegal war in 2011 and have blood on your hands that your children, all your loved ones and in generations to come to SUFFER A THOUSAND DEATHS AND FEAR FOR THEIR LIVES THE WAY THESE YOUNG GIRLS SUFFER EVERYDAY.

Child marriage has increased in the Libyan city of Derna since it was taken over by the Islamic State (Isis/Daesh) group, with girls as young as 12 married off to Daesh fighters, often in exchange of protection and power, local doctors have confirmed.  ****The parents should be hanged on the spot for what they are doing to their children…

The number of under-age girls forced to marry has increased 15 fold since an IS/Daesh local branch seized large part of the coastal city in October last year, local doctors told The Times.

“Just in the clinics that we are able to monitor, we are seeing four to five cases of under-age brides every week and it’s getting worse,” Asmaa Said, a local activist who drew up a report on the practice based on data secretly passed on to her by doctors operating in Derna, told the British newspaper.

“There is also the spread of STDs and the growing prevalence of miscarriages, premature and stillbirths”.

Said brought the account of a 12-year-old schoolgirl who was married off to a jihadist and suffered irreparable damage to her reproductive organs after a miscarriage that followed repeated rapes by her husband. There is no excuse for the parents and the terrorists they should be killed on the spot. This is a slave exchange, so where is the UN? Or UNICEF for that matter? These poor children are sent to their death sentence…. and for what a mere protection? Really? Then Please do not be surprised if the hatred towards Europe and America is unjust…. JUST LOOK AT WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED… CHILD SLAVERY… I know I am talking to DEAF EARS but I am begging you dear readers RAISE YOUR VOICES TO YOUR GOVERNMENTS today it’s the Libyan, Syrian, Palestinian, Yemeni, Iraqi, Afghan, African children TOMORROW IT WILL BE YOUR CHILDREN…. if not tomorrow it will be very soon…

The distressing situation many children are facing in Derna was confirmed by local gynecologists who said they are treating sex-related injuries in an increasing number of girls with no knowledge of sex.

“They come into the clinic playing with their dolls,” the doctor, who preferred to remain anonymous, told The Times.

Another Derna activist, named only as Abdel-Rahman, said parents were in many cases giving away their child daughters to fighters, mainly foreigners from Arabic-speaking countries, as marital status is perceived as a form of protection for them and by reflex for the whole family. Is this the DEMOCRACY THAT YOU WANTED?

“Some of them get nice cars and nice houses, too,” he told the newspaper.

Libya has been embroiled in fighting since the overthrow of late  Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

Battling for control of the country currently involves HoR together with the Libyan army forces, and The GNC which is Libya Dawn and an umbrella group including radical Islamists, and an IS/Daesh local offshoot that recently infiltrated several coastal cities.

In the areas it controls, IS/Daesh enforces a reign of terror based on its strict interpretation of Sharia law.

Under the jihadi group’s rules, purported un-Islamic activities, such as smoking, drinking alcohol and playing instrumental music, are also banned. While they themselves are allowed to drink, rape, smoke, listen to music and kill at will. THESE ARE THE MODERATE MUSLIMS PLEASE!

 

Facts you didn’t know about NATO And Media


Facts you didn’t know about NATO And Media

****Thierry Meyssan – Media lies on Libyan war are dissipating, but new lies emerge

‘Libya air attack footage looks fake, no facts in West media’

Mustafa Abdul Jalil, Head of False Libyan Revolution, Admits Gaddafi did not Kill Protesters

Mustafa Abdul Jalil, Head of the National Transitional Council in Benghazi in 2011, admits:

Gaddafi did not order the shooting that started the false revolution in Libya. Now after the destruction of Libya, Jalil admits to the world on Libyan Channel One that the protestors that were killed in Benghazi that caused the UN and NATO to attack Libya were killed by a group of spies and mercenaries who were not Libyan. He admits that he knew the truth at the time but it was done to take down the Libyan government and break the state. He admits that he was briefed in advance that this was going to happen and that the people of Libya did not recognize the dead protestors because they wore civilian clothes and there was no one who came to their funerals as they had no relatives or friends in Libya.

As we have been saying since February 2011, the so called revolution in Libya was a false flag. The Libyan people by large majority were happy and «safe». Islamic extremist groups were illegal in Libya. Now Libya is controlled by Islamic extremists groups (Al Qaeda, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), The Muslim Brotherhood, Ansar Al Sharia and others). The country is broken, there is no security, thousands have been imprisoned illegally and hundreds tortured to death. There is no government, there are no oil sales, 2 million are still in exile, psychopaths have taken the country and it is now considered a «grey state» — no borders and no government.

So, thank you Obama, CIA, Hillary Clinton, NATO and the UN for NOT protecting the innocent civilians in Libya.

Bombs for peace? ‘UN completely disgraced in Libya’

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Wag the Dog: Media blamed for covering Libya unrest with fog of war

CIA behind the protests in Libya?

CIA asset: ‘Libyan opposition is al-Qaeda’

Human Rights Watch shows that Gaddafi was not deliberately killing civilians.

The terrible truth about Libya’s rebels

 

Wealth Warfare: US grabs Gaddafi assets, Libya to kiss cash goodbye?

CNN tells journalists in Libya “Don’t mention al Qaeda or you’ll get killed”

CIA & MI6 posing as journalists in Tripoli Rixos hotel

Exposed: MI6 spies paved rebel path to Tripoli battlefront

Former MI6 agent Matthew Dunn speaks about Secret Services Acting in Libya

The Truth About The War On Libya Government Lies Revealed A Government Conspiracy 2011

BEFORE and AFTER the “NATO-rats” liberated Tripoli

An honest…Nato-rat: “without NATO there is no win”

The truth will come out – Gaddafi, Libya, gold-for-oil

Shocking Truth About Gaddafi

Libya and Gaddafi

Planned Takeover, Middle East Riots, Libya riots, 2011 World War 3, oil End times,Oil war, part 2

Coming War on Oil, USA invasion, Libya, World War 3, Prophecy News, Middle East Protests Part 3

BUSTED!!! Media Caught Showing FAKE FOOTAGE of Green Sq., Libya – That is the Indian Flag!!!