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MEET THE KEY PLAYERS FIGHTING IN LIBYA


MEET THE KEY PLAYERS FIGHTING IN LIBYA

Since Qaddafi’s downfall, Libya has been overtaken by a chaotic mix of rival governments, armed groups and jihadi militants. ISIS has established bases in Libya, while an Al-Qaeda affiliated group is also active.

The Government of General National Congress (GNC)

Who?

On the 8th of August 2012 the NTC has officially handed over power to the General National Conference. In June 2014 the House of Representatives was democratically elected but the GNC did not accept this defeat. Thus they brought in the Misurata militias to burn the international airport of Tripoli and cause the biggest environmental disaster in Libya. All militias are financed by GNC and GNA otherwise they would have been overthrown.

 Where?

The GNC is based in Tripoli where they took power in August 2014, the GNC represents the Muslim Brotherhood and all other fanatic sects. Holds the capital of Tripoli under captivity till today together with the GNC.

Aligned with?

The GNC has a broad base of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, England, France and the USA support. All these countries support the Muslim-brotherhood as moderate muslims.

The Government of National Accord (GNA)

Who?

Established in early 2016 after a U.N.-backed negotiation process, the GNA represents the international community’s hope for a return to peace and stability in Libya. It is led by the Presidential Council, headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj, a trained architect with little political experience prior to his appointment.

Where?

The GNA is based in Tripoli, the country’s capital located in western Libya. Which is under captivity of  the two governments  the GNC and the GNA..

Aligned with?

The GNA has a broad base of international support. The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Peter Bodde, visited Serraj in Tripoli on Tuesday—the first visit by an U.S. ambassador since 2014, where Safira Deborah run out off  Tripoli even-though she praised the Islamists and  five years after Islamist militants killed four U.S. officials, including the then-ambassador Christopher Stevens—where he pledged support the NTC, promising to assist with expanding its “counter-terrorism capacity” and train Libya’s armed forces. Various militias who are financed are also supportive of the 2 governments in Tripoli.

Fayez al-Serraj

Prime Minister of Libya’s Government of UN backed Gov, Fayez al-Serraj, attends a news conference with the U.S. ambassador to Libya Peter Bodde and Marine General Thomas Waldhauser, the top U.S. military commander overseeing troops in Africa, in Tripoli, Libya. Serraj represents the international community’s hope for restoring stability to Libya. HANI AMARA/REUTERS

The Libyan National Army

Who?

The Libyan National Army (LNA) constitutes the remnants of the country’s military, defeated under Qaddafi in the 2011 revolution and disbanded. It is led by Khalifa Haftar, who has pledged to fight terrorism in Libya but has rejected the authority of the GNA and the GNC. Haftar served alongside Qaddafi in the Libyan military, but later plotted to overthrow Qaddafi and fled Libya to the United States in the mid 1980s. He thought he had a senior role in forces that overthrew Qaddafi in 2011 till he had General Abdel Fatah Younes assassinated .

Where?

Haftar and his forces are based in the eastern city of Tobruk and control much of eastern Libya, including valuable oil fields and pipelines. The LNA has also been battling for control of Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city, since 2014 against the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council (BRSC), a group of Islamist militias and jihadi groups including Ansar al-Sharia, the main militant group in the country.

Aligned with?

While Haftar has refused to endorse theGNC and GNA, he met with Serraj recently in the United Arab Emirates for talks; Haftar released a statement calling for changes to the U.N.-backed deal that formed the GNA. Haftar has also courted international support from Russia.

Khalifa Haftar

General Khalifa Haftar during a press conference in Amman, Jordan, August 24, 2015. Haftar commands armed forces in the east of the country and has so far refused to recognize the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli. KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

The Self-proclaimed Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Libya

Who?

Since late 2014, ISIS has gradually built up its fighters and presence in Libya. Some former pro-Qaddafi strongholds turned to the jihadi group after their leader’s downfall, while the group has also been boosted by a flow of foreign fighters, many from other Arab states. The group’s leader, Iraqi national Abu Nabil, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in late 2015; it is unclear whether a new leader has been appointed, although an ISIS publication carried an interview with Abdul Qadr al-Najdi in March 2016, identifying him as the “emir tasked with administering the Libyan provinces.”

Where?

From 2012 till 2015 the jihadi group main base was Derna on the East side of Libya till it was destroyed what was left moved their base to Sirte until late 2016, a coastal city in central Libya that was Qaddafi’s hometown and was captured by ISIS in June 2015. But after six months of fighting, pro-government forces liberated the city from the militants in December 2016. ISIS has carried out attacks in all Libya’s major cities, including Tripoli, and previously controlled the cities of Sabratha in the west but has since lost control of all three.

Aligned with?

The group is aligned with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the purported caliph of ISIS who is thought to be based between Iraq and Syria. ISIS in Libya has on occasion cooperated with Ansar al-Sharia, but the latter group has not given its allegiance to Baghdadi and has suffered defections to the former.

Misrata Libya ISIS

Libyan security forces and citizens inspect the damage after a car bomb attack on a security post in the Saddada area near the eastern Libyan city of Misrata, on April 13, 2016. The city was retaken from ISIS in December 2016 by pro-government militias. STRINGER/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Ansar al-Sharia

Who?

Formed in 2012 after a merger of several Islamist militias, Ansar al-Sharia (ASL)—whose name means “Partisans of Islamic Law”—are an extremists militant group calling for the imposition of Islamic law across Libya. The group was headed up by Mohammad al-Zahawi, a Libyan imprisoned under Qaddafi; but the group said in January 2015 that Zahawi had been killed, and it is unclear whether a replacement has been appointed. U.S. officials also blamed ASL for the Benghazi consulate attack, although the group denied responsibility.

Where?

ASL is based in Benghazi, where it has been fighting against General Haftar’s forces for several years as part of the Shura Council.

Aligned with?

In 2014, the U.N. added Ansar al-Sharia’s brigades in Benghazi and Derna to its sanctions list of groups and individuals associated with Al-Qaeda, the global jihadi franchise. The U.N. said that ASL ran training camps for fighters traveling to Syria, Iraq and Mali. The group itself has denied links to Al-Qaeda and has in recent years focused its energies on charitable and da’wah—spreading the faith of Islam—in a bid to shake off its image as a militant group.

Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council (BRSC)

An umbrella group of Islamist militias and jihadis, including ASL, the BRSC is based in Benghazi and battling against Haftar’s forces for control of the city. In this respect, it is fighting alongside ISIS, and the group has experienced tensions because of the association with the militant group, according to the European Council on Foreign Affairs.

Various militias and brigades

Libya is home to a vast collection of local and tribal militias, some of which support the U.N.-backed government, others which are concerned with local interests. Prominent among these are the Misrata brigades, which played a key role in liberating Sirte from ISIS; the Zintan brigades, who  captured Qaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam in 2011; and the Third Force, a GNA-backed militia accused of perpetrating an attack on an airbase in southern Libya earlier in May that killed 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to Haftar.

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URGENT -Tunisian man appeals for help to bring his 3-year-old nephew from Libya, authorities refuse


Tunisian man appeals for help to bring his 3-year-old nephew from Libya, authorities refuse

Libya is deteriorating and is entering to its worse era of a failed state and division I beg my readers  to show their humanity for this child. Personally I have no connections to the family but this infant is all alone in a Libyan hospital with his mother put into jail reasons unknown, but in Libya you don’t have to do anything just look somebody side ways and they will put you in jail. Anyway I am sure that all of us have still a drop of humanity in us to help this little boy.

Here is the link from the Libyan Observer:http://www.libyaobserver.ly/news/tunisian-man-appeals-help-bring-his-3-year-old-nephew-libya-authorities-refuse

MAKE IT VIRAL MAYBE THEN THE TUNISIAN OFFICIALS AND THE UN-GOVERNMENT OF LIBYA WILL DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

Najat high-level officer of the Libyan army assassination attempt


Najat high-level officer of the Libyan army assassination attempt

Najat high-level officer of the Libyan army assassination attempt

Sources confirm that Major General Omar Tintosh is in good health, while his driver suffered minor injuries, and was taken for treatment.

Erem News Tripoli

Major General Omar survived Tintosh senior commander in the room Libyan army operations in the Western Region, from an assassination attempt, while on a reconnaissance tour of the south of Tripoli and Rishvanh area.

A source under the chairmanship of the General Staff of the Libyan army in his interview with ((Erem)) over the phone, that the army’s Western Region operating room, said charges of exposure of Major General Omar Tintosh to a failed assassination attempt, while on a tour of reconnaissance of the army Borshvanh, where surprised by the convoy consisting of Four cars, firing heavy lead towards the car traveling.

The source, who preferred not to be named, that the Brigade Tintosh who is under the command of the fighting against the militia axes dawn of Libya, south and west of Tripoli, is in good health but his driver suffered minor injuries, was taken for treatment.

Locked in the Libyan army troops western Libya, fierce battles against militias dawn of Libya, where holed up in their headquarters President, in the cities (Zuwarah corner Sabratha Janzur Tripoli), and has achieved during the past few weeks, significant progress in operations, and managed to extend its control over the South Tripoli fully.

 

 

What you do not know about Libya!


What you do not know about Libya!

 

I am ashamed that my knowledge of my heritage was so insufficient and I am sure that most Libyans do not know our history…. Below is some information of who we are and I AM PROUD TO BE A LIBYAN WITH SUCH HISTORY, it’s a shame that the 200,000 expatriates who begged NATO TO bomb us did not respect or heritage and our history.

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map_of_libya

1. Did you know that Libya’s name means the country hills ???
And the age of Libya is more than ten thousand years

2. Did you know that the title of Libya was called on the entire continent of North Africa? From the West Nile, Morocco to the borders of the Atlantic !!!!!!

3. Did you know that there is in Libya, the largest Roman city in the world, to the city of Leptis Magna? It is not like the ruins of the city of Jerash in Jordan or Carthage in Tunisia !!!

4. Did you know that there is in Libya, the largest Greek city in the world and is the city of Cyrene? It is also a list of the city, not the ruins !!!!

5. Did you know that the most expensive in the world mosaic found in the Museum of Tripoli in Libya, which is dated  back to the Roman era?

6. Did you know that there is in Libya’s largest collection of drawings in North Africa and the Mediterranean ??? It is in the Acacus Mountains age more than 10,000 years old !!!

7. Did you know that in Libya, the oldest city in the world built-in the desert? It is the city of Ghadames !!!

8. Did you know that the Greeks were taken from Libyan idea tow vehicle animals? This said, the Greek historian Herodotus, alias Abu history “of Libya comes the new” !!!!

9. Did you know that there is in Libya five areas considered cultural property of the world Bojma by UNESCO, namely: Sabratha, Leptis Magna, Cyrene, Ghadames, Acacus?

 

10. Did you know that the oldest mummies are mummified mummy Libyan child ((and Mohi Jean)), situated in the Red Castle Museum in Libya, which is proving that mummification was in Libya, Before Egypt mummified their Pharaohs? The oldest Egyptian  mummy is approximate 2600 years old while the Libyan child is 5,500 years !!!!!

11. Did you know that first broke into the jungles of Africa are a group of young Libyans? Herodotus tells the father of history that a group of young Libyans are the first to burst into the jungles of Africa has Herodotus record in his Libyan trip to Africa since 2500 and have registered at the time they had witnessed Views

12. Know that the Roman dress transferee from the old old Libyan dress? Libyan outfit reminds Aatnaws in writing ((passages of civilization)), which was printed in 1965 that the Roman dress transferee meaning it is taken from the ancient Greek dress and Greeks Move cloak or inventory for Libyan ancients and inventory dress a Libyan aged over 2,500 years

13. Did you know that the Greeks transferred from ancients Libyans abaya, which dates back to thousands of years BC?

14. Did you know that the Greek women have taken the choice of dress from Libyan women mentioned by Herodotus in his book that the top and shield Athena has transferred the Greeks for Libyan women and this dress, which moved the Greeks from the Libyan women is a long dress wraps the body and that hold the shoulders girded relics and damaged around its center and is known in Libya in the name of ((evil))

15. Did you know that the Libyans were the first who invented fashion there was a tribe of which their hair was in the form of a rooster known and others raise their hair on the right side of the head and shave the hair on the left side?

16. Did you know that the philosophy originated in Libya and was the first philosopher a Libyan origin and not Greek? Had stated, “Diogenes” in his book “Life of Famous philosophers that philosophy originated in the East and not in Greece, He said that the most famous philosophers of ancient Libya called the “Atlas and said, “Diogenes” that Plato’s dialogues famous was a quote from Arsersan Khel Korana Libyan.

17. Know that the first novel written in the history of Libya which is the novel  Metamorphoses  The Golden Ass” by Libyan philosopher Apuleius (although its stated that he was a Roman born circa ad 123 in Libya)????

18. Did you know that the first time used the famous Romanian wagons were in the desert of Libya in the Ghadames ????

19. Did you know that largest Greek cemetery in the world is located in Libya and specifically in the city of Cyreneis one of the fourth century BC ????

20. Did you know that in Libya, the largest Roman theater in North Africa and the Middle East the city of Theater which is Leptis Magna?

Post it and be proud of your country, and not belonging to Qatar and UAE which came to life after the WWI

SABRATHA

SABRATHA

Leptis_Magna_Theatre

Leptis Magna Theater

Cyrene Apollo_temple

Cyrene Apollo_temple

Ghadames

Ghadames

 

Acacus Libya Rock Art

Acacus Libya Rock Art

Erasing Collective Memory – War on Culture in the Middle East


Erasing Collective Memory – War on Culture in the Middle East

By: sovereignhuman

ISIS destroying priceless ancient statues, Mosul museum, Iraq

 

The West has, since the crusades, coveted the strategically important and resource rich Middle East. However it has not succeeded due to certain reasons. These reasons can be summarized in one word. Roots!

This area,  Mesopotamia, Assyria,  Egypt , and the area now called Libya, is the cradle of human civilization, with a deep and rich history.  In many locations of the Middle East modern cities interfaces with the remains of magnificent archeological sites, of which the people are rightfully proud. Such sites and artifacts serve as a constant reminder of the value, the worth and the responsibility to preserve their unique heritage.  Resistance to Western hegemony is in no small part empowered by the deep historical roots which bind people in a common social-cultural-psychic bond.

In a harsh environment where much of the physical geography is arid, and nature can be savage and unforgiving, the individual  has historically been deeply dependent on both the family, and the extended family, or the tribe for survival. This connectedness and deep emotional bonding to an extended family, the ability to quickly “close ranks” upon an intruder, the mutual support system, that allows people to survive even in hard times, provides an interesting contrast to a government welfare state; where vulnerable or jobless, may expect a handout from the state, but where alienation and broken families are a common social ill and cause of many psychic problems.  A Westerner will always be surprised, upon scratching the surface as to how deep, the ties and commitment to family are in the Arab world.

Religious belief dogma has also played an enormous role in forging a collective identity, in this case, one which transcends national boundaries, but embraces most of the Middle East.

All of these factors create strong and deep roots, stability and continuity.  It may be argued that they can also create stagnancy and stifle growth and change; as with every phenomena, there are positive and negative aspects of that rootedness,  but that may be the subject of another article.

Keeping in mind the above, let us examine more closely the multi-layered attack upon the Middle East that we are experiencing today.

The Attack on Culture – Erasing History

With Iraq and Libya in ruins, Syria struggling for its soul,  Egypt still undergoing a kind of low intensity warfare with daily attacks on police and military (they know that they cannot attack a country of 90 million directly), the military style attacks by the US and NATO are quite familiar to us.

However this war is multi-layered, so  as well as military warfare, the Middle East is experiencing a cultural attack of massive proportions.

ISIS, spawned, trained, armed and financed from the same CIA/Mossad and MI6 sources that brought us Al Qaeda – the Western backed arm of cultural warfare.

By performing hideous and meaningless acts of violence, beheading, mutilating, cannibalising and broadcasting them, which cause the general public will recoil in horror, they are generating 3 designed effects:.

  • To strike at the roots of moderate Islamic religious belief,

  • to divide Muslim societies – the moderate and secular against the extremist, Sunna against Shia

  • and to distort the image of Islam, to shock, and to spur a reaction, (problem, reaction, solution),   thus  hastening a “clash of civilizations” between Muslim and Christian, one of the favourite  end times  scenarios of political Zionism, wherein we are, conveniently for the chosen, supposed to mutually destroy each other.

However, more recently, as well as the ongoing meaningless brutalities,  ISIS has taken up a new tactic – the  smashing of precious and irreplaceable ancient artifacts, and bulldozing ancient cities and archeological sites.

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ISIS Blowing up a Shiite Mosque

 

Clearly, this has no logical explanation except the erasing of history, and the destruction of the collective memory of a people.

Whichever “entity”  is  planning in future to lay claim to that land,  clearly doesn’t want inconvenient archeological evidence sticking out of the earth to disprove their claim. Which begs the question as to which entity has a long history of bulldozing and burying the ancestral villages and homes of Palestinians, in order to erase historical evidence of Palestinian claim to the land?

As had been pointed out by many astute observers, it is important to remember that the planners of the New Middle East, think multi-generationally.  They, apparently, do not perceive or experience time in the same way that most humans do. We think of what is to be achieved in a human life span, leaving the best we can for the next generation.  Do any of us usually think beyond that? Does the average person in the street care much beyond that?

They know that however much outrage and anger they elicit for such acts, the anger subsides as the people are swept along in dealing with the next incoming challenge.  They only have to wait for one or two generations for the collective memory to fade…. those artifacts are no longer there, the young people have no personal memory of such things, and are too busy with their lives to care. As to who or what thinks multi-generationally, I shall leave it to the reader to ponder.

The same applies to the horrendous acts of state terror, the genocide of civilians and toppling of legitimate rulers going on across the Middle East. We who are awake, may cry out in horror and shame at the appallingly blatant war crimes and crimes against humanity. Meanwhile, much of the general public believe the media LIES and DECEPTIONS they were sold to go to war anyway, so for them the matter is done and no longer relevant – at least, as long as it doesn’t affect them.

The Elite Foundations that own the Educational system then write the history books, and tell kids how the West “liberated” Libya , Iraq or  Syria” from “madmen who “threw babies out of incubators” or “gassed their own people” or  “gave their troops Viagra to rape all the women” or whatever the current hogwash is. A fake history has been made, and the LIE will for the most part be passed on unquestioned.

Fast forward into the future – the actual history has been erased; the majority of young growing up have no personal memory of that war and by and large are not interested, they are already busy building their future and dealing with the challenges of the moment.

History has been erased, permanently. No-one questions,…… indeed will anyone living 20 or 40 or 100 years in the future care that much about something that no longer exists and does or affect them in anyway? This is the reasoning of the controllers.

In Palestine, entire villages were razed, their residents terrorized by the brutal Israeli Irgun into fleeing and the villages were bulldozed and buried under tons of earth.  A short time later an Israeli village is built on top of it and renamed. Who will remember three or four  generations down the line? The evidence of an entire peoples existence is destroyed and buried.

Unless we deny what is staring at us in the face, it must be said that the plot here is starting to look similar

As boatloads of refugees flee from Syria and Libya to Europe, and displaced peoples traverse the globe in search of a decent life, they become uprooted from their ancestral home, identities and families, and are forced, by necessity to forge new identity. Some will succeed, some will compromise to “fit in”, some will fail, and will provide cheap labour to whoever will give them a pittance to survive or worse, fall victim to traffickers, prostitution and crime. These vulnerable people, uprooted from their homeland, communities, culture and history, then for part of the migrant workforce and the “multicultural experiment”

This, I believe is the hidden warfare, the eroding of a culture, the erasing and manipulation of history…..the gradual breaking of the backbone of a strong people …. for the invaders know from experience that previous military adventures in the Middle East – however terrible – could not secure a permanent victory.  The vanquished, did not stay vanquished but had an extraordinary tenacity and a capacity to rebound, assimilate the invading culture, and yet move forward unchanged. Cultural warfare is a far more sinister and insidious form of attack designed to sever and gouge out the roots.

We are already in the crosscurrents of times of great change and transition, the hidden hand of the controllers will try to shape events according to their interests. They have already stated,  in no uncertain terms, that it will take at least 10 years to “defeat” the ISIS boogeymen. So we know the plan.  Well, while they are running in circles funding, doing weapons  drops to arm the jihadis and at the same time “fighting”  them,  an awful lot of other things can be accomplished during this major distraction, including establishing a permanent presence and totally destroying the art, artifacts and archaeological sites of the native people of the land, and staking out their territory.

It is predictable that the attack will continue by the eroding of genuine culture and history on one hand and through the insertion of cheap, commercial and vulgar materialistic pseudo-culture on the other.

Social philosopher  P.R. Sarkar  has accurately noted that when a weak culture wants to attack and exploit a stronger culture, they must first break the cultural backbone of the stronger, older culture. Without a spine, he says, that original culture will never again be able to hold its head erect. This sort of vile psychic exploitation paves the way for the next level of war which is economic exploitation.

A strongly rooted tree cannot be toppled and blown away even by a fierce storm, what to speak of a forest of strongly rooted trees – where their proximity offers shelter and protection?

This is an attack on the root systems of the peoples of the Middle East, far more dangerous and with much more permanent effects.

Reclaiming our history

Trees do not flourish when their roots are attacked or cut off, they become sick, weak or die. A people cannot thrive when their culture is destroyed before their eyes. We must seize the chance as aware and awakened spiritual warriors to act as Guardians of Culture, Arts and History.

History is being made now. We live in momentous times of great turmoil and great changeWe must not let history be written for us.

Simultaneously, with all our efforts to awaken and inform others, and applying our creative power to disable the matrix and create alternatives, we should not fail to address the cultural aspect.

“We the people” must write the history books. We must decode the lies and propaganda and encourage and enable the next children to think critically and constructively, questioning everything they hear from the mainstream media.

This is particularly true of the rapidly unfolding events that are reshaping countries under lies and totally false narratives. The next  generation deserve every iota of truth we can give them. This is particularly true of history textbooks used in schools.

Here, in the Middle East, we the people will have to exert an intentional effort to consciously identify and  preserve all in our traditional heritage that is good, true and beautiful and all that encourages the ethical, the subtle, the truly human and spiritual and pass it to our children.

We need to devise ways to preserve, teach and honour  all traditional art forms, cultural expressions and values, while resisting the imposition of  pseudo-culture,  satanic- themed music and videos, and seductive but grossly materialistic promotion of the corporate world of consumer “things”.

It is our responsibility to learn, study, record and preserve the authentic history and biographies and achievements of true leaders who were demonized, simply because they wanted to keep their countries sovereign and their people free of debt slavery to the Zionist bankers. The demonization, murder and systematic humiliation of a respected leader is a humiliation of the nation – intended to demoralize, psychologically defeat and weaken the people., in preparation for further exploitation. Every child should know the underlying narrative at work.

Create! We will use crisis as an opportunity. This is what “they ” do. We can play them at their game. We can utilize this time of fluidity to reshape things in humanities favour. Unleash the powerful creative spirit of awakened souls to create OUR reality, where humanity and all its benevolent expressions are deeply treasured and valued.

Bring all this to the education of the young. We must throw out the fake garbage that passes for history. The sovereignty, pride, dignity of future generations depends on the actions we take now. We have 20 years (by which time a new generation will have reached adulthood) to totally sabotage their effort to wipe the slate clean and erase cultural memory, and to derail their plans for a new middle east..

A cultural vacuum is being generated in the Middle East. Paraphrasing the prophetic warning of P. R. Sarkar on the subject:  ”If you do not fill that vacuum (with goodness, beauty and truth) something demonic will fill it”.

It is a wake up call. It is a momentous multi-generational responsibility. Can we derail this monstrosity that is coming at us full speed?

I believe with all my heart  that we can.

 

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