The World’s Most Widely Used WMD: Depleted Uranium
In the light of ongoing reports of a huge rises in the incidence of birth defects in Iraq we investigate one of the likely causes, depleted uranium.
Depleted uranium is the world’s most widely used weapon of mass destruction, and yet because it does not come with an associated mushroom cloud, this deadly killer goes largely unreported. However its effects last for centuries and it is currently used indiscriminately used by the major armies of the world with little or no research as to its effects long after the initial explosion. This is especially so in the countries in which they have been most extensively used, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. So what is depleted uranium and why should it be considered a weapon of mass destruction?
The uranium remaining after removal of the enriched fraction contains about 99.8% 238U, 0.2% 235U and 0.001% 234U by mass; this is referred to as depleted uranium or DU.
The main difference between DU and natural uranium is that the former contains at least three times less 235U than the latter.
DU, consequently, is weakly radioactive and a radiation dose from it would be about 60% of that from purified natural uranium with the same mass.
The behaviour of DU in the body is identical to that of natural uranium.
Spent uranium fuel from nuclear reactors is sometimes reprocessed in plants for natural uranium enrichment. Some reactor-created radioisotopes can consequently contaminate the reprocessing equipment and the DU. Under these conditions another uranium isotope, 236U, may be present in the DU together with very small amounts of the transuranic elements plutonium, americium and neptunium and the fission product technetium-99. However, the additional radiation dose following intake of DU into the human body from these isotopes would be less than 1%.
Enriched uranium was first manufactured in the 1940s when the US and USSR began their nuclear weapons and nuclear power programs. It was at this time that depleted uranium was first stored as an unusable waste product.There was some hope that the enrichment process would be improved and fissionable isotopes of U-235 could, at some future date, be extracted from the depleted uranium. This re-enrichment recovery of the residual uranium-235 contained in the depleted uranium is no longer a matter of the future: it has been practiced for several years. Also, it is possible to design civilian power reactors with unenriched fuel, but only about 10 percent of reactors ever built utilize that technology, and both nuclear weapons production and naval reactors require the concentrated isotope.
In the 1970s, the Pentagon reported that the Soviet military had developed armor plating for Warsaw Pact tanks that NATO ammunition could not penetrate. The Pentagon began searching for material to make denser bullets. After testing various metals, ordnance researchers settled on depleted uranium.
The US and NATO military used DU penetrator rounds in the 1991 Gulf War, the Bosnia war, bombing of Serbia, the 2003 invasion and subsequent war in Iraq, in Afghanistan since 2001 and Libya in 2011.
APPLICATIONS OF DEPLETED URANIUM
Due to its high density, about twice that of lead, the main civilian uses of DU include counterweights in aircraft, radiation shields in medical radiation therapy machines and containers for the transport of radioactive materials. The military uses DU for defensive armour plate.
DU is used in armour penetrating military ordnance because of its high density, and also because DU can ignite on impact if the temperature exceeds 600°C.
In just a three week period of conflict in Iraq during 2003 it was estimated over 1000 tons of depleted uranium munitions were used, mostly in cities
EXPOSURE TO URANIUM AND DEPLETED URANIUM
Under most circumstances, use of DU will make a negligible contribution to the overall natural background levels of uranium in the environment. Probably the greatest potential for DU exposure will follow conflict where DU munitions are used.
A recent United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report giving field measurements taken around selected impact sites in Kosovo (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) indicates that contamination by DU in the environment was localized to a few tens of metres around impact sites. Contamination by DU dusts of local vegetation and water supplies was found to be extremely low. Thus, the probability of significant exposure to local populations was considered to be very low.
A UN expert team reported in November 2002 that they found traces of DU in three locations among 14 sites investigated in Bosnia following NATO airstrikes in 1995. A full report is expected to be published by UNEP in March 2003.
Levels of DU may exceed background levels of uranium close to DU contaminating events. Over the days and years following such an event, the contamination normally becomes dispersed into the wider natural environment by wind and rain. People living or working in affected areas may inhale contaminated dusts or consume contaminated food and drinking water.
People near an aircraft crash may be exposed to DU dusts if counterweights are exposed to prolonged intense heat. Significant exposure would be rare, as large masses of DU counterweights are unlikely to ignite and would oxidize only slowly. Exposures of clean-up and emergency workers to DU following aircraft accidents are possible, but normal occupational protection measures would prevent any significant exposure.
POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM
Erythema (superficial inflammation of the skin)
Reproductive or developmental effects
Issues in the central nervous system (CNS) tissue.
Gulf War syndrome and soldier complaints
Following conflict, levels of DU contamination in food and drinking water might be detected in affected areas even after a few years. This should be monitored where it is considered there is a reasonable possibility of significant quantities of DU entering the ground water or food chain.
Where justified and possible, clean-up operations in impact zones should be undertaken if there are substantial numbers of radioactive projectiles remaining and where qualified experts deem contamination levels to be unacceptable. If high concentrations of DU dust or metal fragments are present, then areas may need to be cordoned off until removal can be accomplished. Such impact sites are likely to contain a variety of hazardous materials, in particular unexploded ordnance. Due consideration needs to be given to all hazards, and the potential hazard from DU kept in perspective.
Small children could receive greater exposure to DU when playing in or near DU impact sites. Their typical hand-to-mouth activity could lead to high DU ingestion from contaminated soil. Necessary preventative measures should be taken.
Disposal of DU should follow appropriate national or international recommendations
NOTE: NONE OF THESE RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED IN IRAQ OR AFGHANISTAN OR LIBYA
NATO War Crimes In Libya: Deformities of Newborns Because of Depleted Uranium Bombs
Regarding this depleted uranium report below, we brought in the first sophisticated radiation detectors with us on our fact finding commission in May of 2011.
Libyans knew that depleted uranium was being used by NATO in their bombing raids and they were very concerned.
There is no doubt that NATO/US broke every agreement imposed by the Geneva Convention.
War crimes against humanity in Libya by NATO and its member countries is unmatched in the world.
This is a crime beyond the wildest imagination, Libya was a naive country, no drugs, no AIDs, very few birth defects, very small number cancer patients– look at the evil left behind by the psychopaths of the one world order.
A new report from Human Rights Watch(better later than never, after backing the US-NATO propaganda during the entire aggression against Libya) has expressed deep concern with the confirmed information of the use, by both France and Britain, of Internationally prohibited weapons on raids in Libya in 2011 under the UN Resolution 1973.
1973 authorized NATO to bomb sites for military yet there were 60,000 bombing raids against civilian targets, great man made river, hospital, hotels, homes, schools, power plants and on and on.
Those NATO countries used bombing Libya with cluster bombs with depleted uranium radioactive metal, for its ability to penetrate the concrete.
As a result of the saturation of agricultural crops, livestock and water sources that have become seriously polluted with radiation resulting in the appearance of grossly deformed Newborns in Libya as well as the Libyan citizens
In Libya now being recorded by the WHO (world health organization), the highest deformation in fetuses inside Libya and reached 23% of newborns and also the high incidence of new forms of cancer that were not known among ordinary Libyans and now amounting to 18% of the total of cancers that have been diagnosed by the organization’s branch in Libya .
Despite this serious health disaster countries involved with NATO are now demanding that Libya pay them one billion seven hundred million dollars for their help in toppling the Gaddafi regime.
This is beyond absurd, first they stole 500 billion of Libyan money in the EU and the Fed and used it destroy Libya with bombs laden with radiation.
They destroyed the infrastructure, the government and left Libyans with terrorists in charge of their country, 2 million in exile and Libya should pay for this??
The leaders in these corrupt governments are so arrogant they think they can destroy a country and make that country pay for it – Libya already paid and paid – 500 times over.
Despite the fact that these weapons were originally intended for disposal and the US was supposed to pay for the disposal, they should be compensating for Libya because they used it (illegally) to get rid of dangerous weapons arsenal overflowing in storage with the British and French.
The non-reporting of this story is a prime example of the deception designed to darken our souls with apathy and ignorance – an arrogant ignorance at that.
…. not so long ago, in a far away land, there lived a benign ruler of a diverse people, a people who had little history of being a territorially distinct nation. For many of the people in this country, their nation-state allegiances ended at the boundaries of their particular tribe.
The kindly ruler’s problems were exacerbated by the sheer size of his country – a whopping 1,760,000 square kilometers – and its disparate and aggressively autonomous tribal groupings were of no help either. How could anyone form these huge cultural differences into one cohesive nation?
In this hot dry land of mostly desert waste was the additional problem of food, which was always at a premium. More important yet was water, which was as valuable as gold. How could the head of such a country become a benign ruler of a people who had no sense of national unity and no willingness to come together as one people, one nation?
It is said that when the right man meets the right opportunity, miracles will occur. Such a man appeared: his name was Muammar Gaddafi. The opportunity was oil – lots of it. The country? It was Libya, in northern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea.
If anyone knows of a national leader who shared the wealth of his country’s resources with the people of his nation more than Colonel Gaddafi did, please tell me who that man is or was. For years, the banker owned and controlled press demonized Muammar Gaddafi; but what he accomplished for his people during that time period seems to be that of storybook legend.
It has been said, that Colonel Gaddafi was never happier than when he was in the desert, amongst his people, and was always traveling with his Bedouin tent. He was truly a man of his people.
LIBYA MAN MADE RIVER
And by operating his country outside the tight financial orbit controlled and owned by the pathological and morbid International Banking and Monetary Cartel, Gaddafi made his country and its people the richest in Africa. As a result, however, he made some very powerful enemies – those who will not tolerate any economically independent nations to exist.
It was, however, his plan to exchange his nation’s oil for gold (or a gold-backed currency), instead of the inflated US reserve currency that probably prompted his brutal killing.
Such men as Muammar Gaddafi only come our way once in a century, proof of which is how he stood up to the most potent, anti-life power on earth. But in time, the wolves circled and eliminated him, then blackened his name in history.
This short piece is my humble effort to give a great mana better eulogy.
Gaddafi’s government had its own wholly-owned central bank that issued loans to its people free of interest, as riba (usury) was not permitted in Libya at that time. This was, of course, serious sacrilege to the usurers of Earth and it peoples.
Beyond the nomadic Bedouin and Tuareg tribes, most Libyan families owned both a house and a car. Again, Colonel Gaddafi had to be eliminated as the banking cartel considers middle classes anywhere as threats to their power.
Before the fifty-plus daily US/NATO bombings of Libya, and its defenseless civilian populations began, Muammar Gaddafi’s government gave everyone free healthcare and education.
Libyans enjoyed a literacy rate of over eighty percent. Literacy and an education that teaches critical thinking was also a threat to the power structure. Had Colonel Gaddafi followed the American model of governmentally forced stimulus-response education, he might have bought himself a few more years of life.
Before the bombings,largely of American origin, life expectancy in Libya was seventy-five years, the highest in Africa, and about ten percent above the world average.
Preceding the US-led air attacks, there was little to no unemployment in Libya.
Note: The United States of America has long been under the heavy control of the International Banking/Monetary Cartel; and as a result, today, we have, at least, 92 million unemployed citizens.
One of the biggest lies ever promoted by the corporate press is “War is good for the economy.”
War destroys economies due to the extensive debt-based, usury lending involved. Strong economies are made by producing in abundance needed and wanted goods and services that are sold at home and around the world.
Production, not destruction, builds a healthy economy.
Libya was a nation that had the highest gross domestic product in Africa, with less than five percent of its population classified as poor.
Libya, a hot, dry, dusty country, long suffered with a lack of clean water. Under the leadership of Muammar Gaddafi, however, the world’s largest infrastructure project was completed. It was a man-made, underground river that provided clean drinking water to seventy percent of the Libyan people, and held the potential of turning vast wastelands into farmlands – that is, until US/NATO bombs destroyed its pumping stations, thus destroying the entire project.
In 1991, at the gala opening of the Man-made River Project, the good Colonel Gaddafi spoke to the invited dignitaries and assembled crowd:
“After this achievement, American threats against Libya will double. The United States will make excuses [but] the real reason is to stop this achievement, to keep the people of Libya oppressed.”
The Colonel’s words were prophetic.
After American super bombers laid waste to Libya’s water and electricity, the bombers destroyed the country’s main food supply.
Massacre of Native Camels
For many decades, beginning in the summer, thousands of camels made a three-month journey from the grasslands of Libya to metropolitan markets. Amid the horrifying wailing and whimpering from thousands of camels and herdsmen being mindlessly and thoroughly slaughtered, the US/NATO bombs fell until animal and human flesh were ready to rot in the hot Libyan deserts.
For months and years the American mainstream media had demonized Muammar Gaddafi, often saying the goal was to bring democracy to Libya by removing their dictator.
So how did the US government justify the barbarity of butchering thousands of camels, while people were starving all over the rest of Africa?
Perhaps you heard the absurd answer from your own television set:
“The camels were carrying weaponryto support those loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.”
Sadly many Americans were happy with that answer never realizing that certainly, during the dark of nights, Libyan troops could have quickly transported their weapons all over their country in a matter of days, not months.
Death and destruction of all life forms are the hallmarks of the military forces controlled by the foreign Banking and Monetary Cartel.
The awful destruction of the once free and independent Libya should serve us as a moral lesson, representative of our atrocities in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine, where hundreds of millions of people have been killed, injured, or made homeless in a radioactive hotbed of chaotic waste, with no known way of cleaning it up.
For no military tactical or strategic reasons, depleted uranium (DU) has been employed in all of our bombings in the Middle East… And still, the Western press calls our insane international crimes against humanityhumanitarian interventions.
I now ask my brothers and sisters in America and Europe to join with me in a prayer that the US/NATO axis of evil destruction desist from any more such humanitarian interventions.
Setting the Record Straight – Omar Al Hassi is a Terrorist
The ramblings of the mass media outlets about what is happening in Libya are just that – ramblings. The shades of gray that are put out as reality are meant to do nothing but confuse the world about the real truth of what has happened to and in Libya.
Lets start at the beginning, Libya did NOT have a revolution, it was a false flag operation set up by the US CIA to overthrow the stable Libyan government and to assassinate Moammer Ghadafi. In order to overthrow Libya the CIA had to enlist Libyans that were against the Ghadafi government. These Libyans were in the great MINORITY, perhaps 5% of the population at the most. Most of these Libyans were living in exile because they were radical Islamists and the Ghadafi government did not allow radical Islamists in Libya.
The truth is that Ghadafi had stepped down from power as was required by the US in the treaty that was signed in 2006 with Condoleeza Rice.
The Libyan people considered Ghadafi their “Brother Leader”, they had great respect and love for this man, which by the way is their RIGHT. In January 2011, the US Department of Defense proclaimed Ghadafi as their best ally in the war against terror. By a huge majority, some 90%+, the Libyan people are moderate Muslims, they do not like or respect radical Islamists and they would tell you that these people are rubbish and that they are not Muslims.
In order to break Libya, the CIA had to enlist huge numbers of mercenaries because they found few Libyans inside Libya who would join the fight to overthrow the government that was giving them a good life. The Libyans had free medical, free education, 44 cents a gallon gas, $47,000 gift upon marriage, $5000 gift for each child born, a new condo for 10% of your salary (after 20 years it was yours), store houses of free food if you were hungry or poor, women were free and were emancipated by Ghadafi in the 1970’s, Libya was the most progressive Islamic country in the world.
So, the CIA, joined hands with those Libyans that were radical Islamists and who wanted to turn Libyan into a Sharia state. Of course there were not enough radical Libyans to overthrow 90% of Libya so the CIA began to filter in hundreds of thousands of psychopathic Islamic terrorist paid mercenaries from all over the world. Many of these terrorists had been fighting American soldiers in Afghanistan one day and the next day they were being armed, funded and trained by the CIA and their black water mercenaries to help destroy the sovereign nation of Libya. Chris Stevens (x CIA) the now dead Ambassador to Libya was the chief gun runner to the Al Qaeda “so called” rebel mercenaries. Early in the NATO war, Obama signed an order sending the CIA into Libya to aid the “so called rebels”. It was not a secret to anyone that these rebels were radical Islamic jihadist mercenaries from all over the world. Early in 2011, Ghadafi stated that it was Al Qaeda that was infiltrating Libya fighting with the support of NATO and the US, it was public knowledge. But that did not stop Obama.
The rest is history, but suffice it to say, everything you read about Libya and Ghadafi was a lie intended to allow Clinton and Obama to blow up Libya, her people and assassinate their leader.
What is happening in Libya today? Well, lets start by saying that after NATO flew some 60,000 sorties, using depleted uranium and FAE (fuel air explosives), violating every international rule of engagement for war;Libya is in shambles, a failed state with over a trillion dollars worth of infrastructure destroyed. Obama brags about only spending 1 billion to blow up Libya, but the real cost is over many billions and that came out of the Libyan coffers that were in the FED bank accounts and were stolen from Libya. Of the 6.5 million total population before NATO, 500,000 were killed, over 2 million live in exile, 1 million are homeless, 2 million live in terror with no hope and 40,000 are illegally imprisoned with thousands already tortured to death. There is no rule of law now in Libya.
NATO and the US left behind all the radical Islamic psychopaths and had them set up a puppet government that represented about 5% of the Libyans. This government was not a democracy; it created no security and used armed gangs, now referred to as militias, to control and kill. This government stole Libya blind and left her people suffering. This my friends was the GNC – the General National Congress, Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton’s creation, made up of Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda, Ansar Al Sharia, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and any other fringe radical group made up of psychopathic terrorists.
As usual with these kind of vermin, they began to fight amongst themselves, they all wanted power, they all wanted control. In the end, they could not agree on anything and could not write a constitution as was a requirement by the west for their government. The GNC was formally disbanded in February of 2014 but stayed on temporarily until the election which took place in June of 2014. No matter how much these criminals threatened the Libyan people at gun point, those that could vote did and much to their anger, the radical Muslim Brotherhood and others were voted out of office. Of course the ploy that the GNC was for democracy was a lie and they were not about to stand for the Libyan people to have a voice or lose any of their power. As soon as the legitimately elected people came to Tripoli to be sworn in to the government they were all threatened at gun point, some of their homes were burned, families were kidnapped, etc. Consequently, these duly elected Libyans had to set up a new government in Tobruk, it was either that or die trying in Tripoli.
The world now, including the UN and the US have formally recognized the House of Representatives in Tobruk as the legitimate government in Libya. But that is not the end of the story.
The sorry pieces of trash in Tripoli refuse to leave and give Libya to the Libyan people. They maintain their control over Tripoli by force of terror. The world that was full of cries for the innocent Libyans under Ghadafi watches this horror in deafening silence. Even worse, the UN acts like they there are (2) governments that must meet and discuss reconciliation. Why should the Libyans who have suffered greatly under the hands of these tyrants ever negotiate with them? The Libyans will never ever allow this kind of trash to stay in their country and any person who has ever met a real Libyan would know that fact. Even still the US Ambassador to Libya, Deborah Jones, continues her support of the GNC and Misurata (home of Terrorist gangs known as Libya Dawn). The Great tribes of Libya will not meet with her because she is openly supporting the terrorism in their country. How is it that the US, who claims to promote democracy, refuses to accept the democratically elected government in Tobruk, all the while continuing to support and have dialogue with the non existent government of the GNC made up of radical Islamists that are hated by all the Libyan people?
Even worse the old puppet GNC is led by a man named Omar Al Hassi, himself a world renowned criminal terrorist. (see his photo below)
Omar Al Hassi along with Abdulhakem Belhaj, another “world renowned” terrorist and Al Qaeda leader, were the founders of the Islamic Armed Movement, better known as H.M.S. This man Al Hassi is a known terrorist and yet the UN and the US continue to speak with him like he deserves some kind of respect. This is the exact reason Libya is not stable and the huge majority of her people are in exile.
The shocking truth is that Obama supports this radical GNC gang and has offered them recognition as the legitimate government in Libya if they will take over the oil fields. To that end, the US is continuing to arm these radicals in Libya quietly in the background. The UN has an embargo against arms into Libya and yet the US willfully looks the other way while Qatar and Turkey fly in arms and mercenaries to the radical Islamists every week.
The legitimate Libyan army that is fighting to cleanse these radical Islamist gangs from their country is openly embargoed from receiving any aid or help from countries willing to step up and help stop the flow of these radical psychopaths. These countries know that Libya has training camps set up by the CIA to train ISIS and other radical groups. They know the good people of Libya need help to put an end to the radical rats nest now festering in Libya. This mess is effecting the entire world, it seems only Obama, Turkey and Qatar are supporting these illegal activities in Libya.
Is it any wonder why Libya is upside down?
The sad truth is that this is the way Obama and Clinton want Libya, they do not care a wig about the Libyan people, they care that Libya has huge resources and is the gateway to Africa, the 128+ mass graves now in Libya make no difference to them – it is just acceptable collateral damage.
Obama and his minions will learn that the Libyan people will never acceptmercenaries and radical Islamic rubbish to rule their country, they will fight and they will win in the end. The fallacy of the Zionists criminals is that they do not understand an 8000 year old tribal system and the strength it infuses in its people. There are many countries in this world who are willing to step up and help Libya, many of them are her neighbors, they know the facts and their time of hiding in the shadows is coming to an end.
NATO Leaders Guilty Under US Code of Providing Material Support to Terrorists
This article is by Tony Cartalucci posted in “Infowars” but before I post the article my question to the International community is WHO IS GOING TO PAY FOR ALL THE DAMAGES DONE BY NATO LEADERS AND THE TREE SUPER POWERS WHICH IS FRANCE, UNITED KINGDOM AND U.S.A. KNOWN TO ALL LIBYANS AS F.U.K.U.S?
Will these countries PAY compensation for the DESTRUCTION OF A WHOLE LIBYAN NATION? Will these countries together with NATO be HELD ACCOUNTABLE BY THE ICC? Will these countries compensate the MOTHERS that lost their infants? The Genocide of BLACK LIBYANS BY THE THOUSANDS? Will these countries compensate for GENERATIONS TO COME FOR THE 60.000 SORTIES WITH DEPLETED URANIUM BOMBED IN OUR COUNTRY, YOU HAVE ONLY TO TAKE A LOOK AT IRAQ’S DEFORMED CHILDREN? Will these countries compensate LIBYA’S INFRASTRUCTURE WHICH WAS DESTROYED BY THEIR GREED TO TOPPLE THE JAMAHIRYA GOVERNMENT AND MURDER IN COLD BLOOD THE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNTRY? When Will these countries pay for all the terror they have brought to smaller nations just because we want to be INDEPENDENT FROM THE ROTHSCHILD’S BANKING SYSTEM AND FROM THE CORPORATIONS WHO WANT TO STEAL OUR RESOURCES?
“Whoever knowingly provides material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization, or attempts or conspires to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both, and, if the death of any person results, shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life. To violate this paragraph, a person must have knowledge that the organization is a designated terrorist organization (as defined in subsection (g)(6)), that the organization has engaged or engages in terrorist activity (as defined in section 212(a)(3)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), or that the organization has engaged or engages in terrorism (as defined in section 140(d)(2) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989).”-USC S 2339B. Providing material support or resources to designated foreign terrorist organizations
In March 2011, the London Telegraph reported that Libya’s rebels had direct ties to Al Qaeda and that both leaders and fighters had spent time in both Iraq and Afghanistan combating US troops. The article titled, “Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links” featured Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, who had been captured by the US after fighting Americans in Afghanistan, returned to Libya, and released under a bargain for Hasidi and his Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) militants to abandon extremism and become productive members of society. Quite obviously, and with the US, UK, and NATO’s help, Hasidi and his men went back on this bargain and are now sowing murder and mayhem across Libya.
The New York Time more recently reported in an article titled, “Exiled Islamists Watch Rebellion Unfold at Home” that LIFG has “renounced Al Qaeda and are part of the mosaic of rebel fighters united under the umbrella of the Transitional National Council, the opposition leadership that the United States formally recognized as Libya’s legitimate government.” Of course, “renouncement” is exactly what these very same men did to be released from Qaddafi’s prisons in the first place before immediately taking up arms and laying waste to the nation. The New York Times also notes that exiled LIFG leader Abu Sohaib, currently being harbored in London, is unable to return to Libya because he and LIFG is a listed terrorist across the Middle East and throughout most of Europe, including the UK. His LIFG fighters are noted as having “combat experience in Iraq or Afghanistan,” and that they are part of the “social fabric of eastern Libya,” namely Benghazi, Tobruk, and Darnah in a region often referred to as Cyrenaica.
NATO Leaders Guilty Under US Code of Providing Material Support to Terrorists WestPointStats
Image: Taken from a US West Point study, these graphs created by data obtained in Iraq clearly show that Libya’s eastern region, and the cities of Darnah and Benghazi in particular, provided by far more militants found fighting US troops in Iraq than any other nation, including Saudi Arabia. An apt summary of the report can be found at Tarpley.net. (click image to enlarge)
To get a clearer picture of just how much of the “social fabric of eastern Libya” these Al Qaeda LIFG fighters make up, a study from West Point US Military Academy indicates that this region produced more foreign fighters per capita found in Iraq than any other nation including Saudi Arabia. The vast majority of these fighters came from Darnah and Benghazi, the latter being the epicenter of the current Libyan rebellion. The report, explained in detail by geopolitical analyst Dr. Webster Tarpley, proves just how understated the New York Times article is in portraying these terrorists as “part of the social fabric of eastern Libya.” The facts prove quite clearly that terrorism is the social fabric of eastern Libya.
Just this week, the UK Independent provided its readership with a watered down headline that reads, “Rebel military chief says he was tortured by CIA.” The article indicates that the current rebel leader, Abdulhakim Belhaj (aka Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi) is in fact an LIFG founding member, with combat experience in Afghanistan against the Russians, omits that he was also involved in fighting US troops there in 2001, but does mention that he was held by the CIA, then the Libyan government before taking command of NATO-backed rebels in Libya. The Daily Beast reports in an article titled, “Libya’s Powerful Islamist Leader,” that Belhaj was in fact, face-to-face with Osama Bin Laden back in the 1980′s, and that the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) is listed by both the U.S. State Department and the British Home Office as an international terrorist organization.
NATO Leaders Guilty Under US Code of Providing Material Support to Terrorists LIFGlisted
Image: A screenshot taken directly from the US State Department website showing the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) clearly listed as a foreign terrorist organization. This is important, as US Code prohibits providing material support to listed terrorist organizations.With revelations of Al Qaeda and LIFG fighters leading the Libyan rebellion with NATO-members’ full military, financial, and diplomatic support, attempts are being made to plea ignorance as to the true nature of the rebels. Listed below LIFG, is MEK, an Iraqi/Iranian group also being armed and supported by the US. (click on image to enlarge) ****(as we already know by the revelations of Clinton’s & Obama’s on Benghazigate scandal, the late Stevens was working with the leader of LIFG who is non other than Abdulhakim Belhaj together they moved arms – money – jihadists – sex slaves women and children from Libya to the border of Turkey – Syria were they were met by CIA people who then took over from there. I will let your imagination to make your own conclusions on who murdered the late Stevens it was not the Sharaia or Lifg they would not bite the hand that feeds them.)
With the corporate media’s help, Belhaj/al-Hasidi and his men are being portrayed as reformed terrorists despite the fact that they are still LIFG fighters and LIFG itself is still listed as an international terrorist organization. And while many will applaud the corporate media for coming forward with this information, it should be noted that Pepe Escobar first broke this story on Russia Today, and the US and British propaganda outlets have merely been forced to address the growing public awareness of who these “pro-democracy”rebels really are and what role the US and British governments have had in betraying their people by providing material support for men who literally killed US and UK troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan over the 10 year “War on Terror.”
According to US Code Section 2339A & 2339B, the leaders of NATO, along with the US, UK, and French governments, are clearly guilty of providing a listed terrorist organization with material support in the most egregious, overt case since the code was written.The staggering scale of training, arming, and providing air support for Libyan Islamic Fighting Group militants, listed by the US State Department itself as a terrorist organization, all done criminally under the guise of “international law” rubber stamped by the contrived UN and bolstered with support from the equallycontrived International Criminal Court, may be partially why more people are unable to understand the scope of criminality involved in NATO’s intervention in Libya.
A similar situation exists within Iran, where another terrorist organization, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) are being covertly armed and aided in fighting the Iranian government. US policy makers are fully aware that organizations like LIFG and MEK have US blood on their hands. In fact, their only concern is howusing such organizations will appear publicly and how such perceptions might threaten their agendas. In the Fortune 500-funded Brookings Institution report, “Which Path to Persia?” we can see clearly the thought process that goes on behind supporting terrorist organizations. Brookings’ only concern is how to remove MEK terrorists from the US State Department list (listed just below LIFG) so they can be supported more overtly in a Libyan-style military intervention.
“Potential Ethnic Proxies,” page 117-118 (page 130-131 of the PDF): ”Perhaps the most prominent (and certainly the most controversial) opposition group that has attracted attention as a potential U.S. proxy is the NCRI (National Council of Resistance of Iran), the political movement established by the MEK (Mujahedin-e Khalq). Critics believe the group to be undemocratic and unpopular, and indeed anti-American.
In contrast, the group’s champions contend that the movement’s long-standing opposition to the Iranian regime and record of successful attacks on and intelligence-gathering operations against the regime make it worthy of U.S. support. They also argue that the group is no longer anti-American and question the merit of earlier accusations. Raymond Tanter, one of the group’s supporters in the United States, contends that the MEK and the NCRI are allies for regime change in Tehran and also act as a useful proxy for gathering intelligence.The MEK’s greatest intelligence coup was the provision of intelligence in 2002 that led to the discovery of a secret site in Iran for enriching uranium.
Despite its defenders’ claims, the MEK remains on the U.S. government list of foreign terrorist organizations. In the 1970s, the group killed three U.S. officers and three civilian contractors in Iran. During the 1979-1980 hostage crisis, the group praised the decision to take America hostages and Elaine Sciolino reported that while group leaders publicly condemned the 9/11 attacks, within the group celebrations were widespread.
Undeniably, the group has conducted terrorist attacks–often excused by the MEK’s advocates because they are directed against the Iranian government. For example, in 1981, the group bombed the headquarters of the Islamic Republic Party, which was then the clerical leadership’s main political organization, killing an estimated 70 senior officials. More recently, the group has claimed credit for over a dozen mortar attacks, assassinations, and other assaults on Iranian civilian and military targets between 1998 and 2001. At the very least, to work more closely with the group (at least in an overt manner), Washington would need to remove it from the list of foreign terrorist organizations.”
US policy makers, working directly for Wall Street and London corporate-financier interests, clearly have no qualms over using or supporting terrorism, with perception management being their only concern. We see this diabolical methodology, precisely articulated in “Which Path to Persia?” now being executed across Libya verbatim. It looks as if there was not enough time to get LIFG off various international lists of terrorist organizations as Brookings had hoped to do with MEK, and instead a concerted effort by the corporate-media and NATO members is being made to downplay the reality that the US, British, French and Qatari governments are openly sponsoring terrorism. Look for similar narratives as seen in Libya to be used in both Syria and Iran – with militant terrorists portrayed as hapless protesters being oppressed by a brutal government, before a full-scale military insurrection followed by a US led military intervention.