“USS Liberty: Dead In The Water” (BBC Documentary 2002)


“USS Liberty: Dead In The Water” (BBC Documentary 2002)

 

 

By David Strader
On June 8th, 1965, during the Six-Day War, Israel attacked and nearly sank the USS Liberty belonging to its closest ally, the USA.
Thirty-four American servicemen were killed and over 170 wounded in the two-hour assault by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats. Israel claimed that the whole affair had been a tragic accident (sic) based on mistaken identification of the ship. The American government accepted the explanation. For more than 30 years many people have disbelieved the official explanation but have been unable to rebut it convincingly. Now, “Dead in the Water” uses startling new evidence to reveal the truth behind the seemingly inexplicable attack.
The film combines dramatic reconstruction of the events, with new access to former officers in the US and Israeli armed forces and intelligence services who have decided to give their own version of events. Interviews include President Lyndon Johnson’s Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, former head of the Israeli navy, Admiral Shlomo Errell, and members of the USS Liberty crew.
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“Atrocious crimes against the Libyan people” (memorandum of Dr. Saïf al-Islam Gaddafi)


“Atrocious crimes against the Libyan people” (memorandum of Dr. Saïf al-Islam Gaddafi)

Mid-November a report by CNN had caused an uproar. According to the American television channel, in Libya refugees are auctioned as slaves. On a recurring basis the main Western media report catastrophic conditions for refugees in Libya. But it does almost never mention how it came to these catastrophic and chaotic situations in Libya.

In October 2017. Dr. Saïf al-Islam Kadhafi, son of Muammar al-Gaddafi, wrote a memorandum for the postponement Herland. You can find more information about Saif Kadhafi in emissions that appear [www.kla.tv/11375, http://www.kla.tv/11613%5D.

Herland is a political portal on the Internet, which was founded by the Norwegian Hanne n Herland, writer and historian of religions. The internet portal has about a million visitors per month.

The memorandum of Saif al-Gaddafi was published in different languages in the world. Its goal is to clarify some facts and describe the terrible crimes committed against the Libyan people. The introduction of the memorandum indicates that these crimes were committed in the name of humanitarian military intervention. He said that civilians must be protected, introduced democracy and prosperity. The Member States of NATO attacked Libya with all the weapons at their disposal, and with the help of some Arab States and some Libyans. The justification was as phony as that of the military intervention in Iraq in 2003, because it was actually the systematic destruction of a sovereign State and a peaceful nation. The memorandum aims to publicize the crimes committed by the international community, human rights organizations and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The Libya and its people in their tireless efforts should be helped to rebuild this small country. This is for the submission of the memorandum.

SAIF Kadhafi tells how the supposedly peaceful uprising began early 2011 as part of the Arab and how a propaganda machine against Muammar al-Gaddafi has in the meantime been put on. The cruel crimes perpetrated by the so-called peaceful demonstrators are listed with their sources.

The second part describes how the International Criminal Court (ICC) has implemented two weights and two measures in the Libyan civil war and in the intervention of NATO. While Libyan politicians were associated with fictitious crimes, the barbaric murder of Kadhafi and his son al-Moutassim by militias supported by NATO was ignored and not sentenced.

In a third part are listed the human rights violations committed by Libyan militias and their leaders. The militias have also practiced ethnic cleansing, the traffic in organs of prisoners, etc. In addition, militias and their leaders have destroyed vital Libyan infrastructure, as Tripoli airport and the air fleet, in July 2014. All these crimes have been ignored by the international community and United Nations agencies.

Finally, the fourth part of the memorandum lists the atrocities committed by NATO against the civilian population. Many civilians have been killed by NATO air operations. After that NATO had helped the militias to govern the Libya, still more terrible terrorist crimes have been committed against Libyans and foreigners. Human Rights Watch had reported all these victims and, in some cases, NATO admitted that she was responsible for the deaths of these innocent people. However, the International Criminal Court has issued no arrest warrant against militia leaders or NATO forces.

If the memorandum of Saif Gaddafi is true, the International Criminal Court would be a Stirrup of the United Nations and NATO, a political instrument for the further justification for war crimes. Human rights violations are not reported because the human rights would be violated, but only in order to obtain the benefits in terms of power politics. The Libyan case was intended to get rid of a bad leader, Muammar al-Gaddafi, despite the disastrous consequences for the country.

Subsequently, we publish the memorandum drafted by Mr. Saïf al-Islam al-Gaddafi, which appealed to many sources. The translation of Arabic to the french has been verified by Klagemauer.TV.

voir le memorandum: https://www.kla.tv/index.php?a=showlanguage&lang=fr

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Liens : [1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POlbi9R9zdg
THE HANGING OF A LIBYAN SOLDIER IN THE STREETS OF BENGHAZI IN 2011 [2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sRqj8GwtW0
CIVILIANS DRIVING TANKS IN THE STREETS OF BENGHAZI [3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxOEzgnqViE
BURNING AND EATING THE LIVER OF A SECURITY OFFICER IN 2011 IN THE CITY OF MISRATA [4] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jan/08/libyan-revolution-casualties-lower-expected-government
THE GUARDIAN REPORT ON THE ACTUAL NUMBER OF DEATHS IN THE 2011 WAR AMNESTY REPORT [5] https://humanrightsinvestigations.org/2012/11/14/amnesty-international-and-the-human-rights-industry/
RAPE CLAIMS [6] www.theguardian.com\world\2011\jun\09\libya-mass-rape-viagra-claim
RAPE CLAIMS IN 2011 [7] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dRBAKDnIoo
THE LIBYAN PILOTS IN MALTA [8] https://www.hrw.org/ar/world-report/2012/country-chapters/259719
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH REPORT [9] https://humanrightsinvestigations.org/2012/11/14/amnesty-international-and-the-human-rights-industry/
RAPE CLAIMS [10] https://www.hrw.org/news/2011/08/01/handing-qaddafi-get-out-jail-free-card
CRIMINAL JUSTICE COURT REPORT ON MUAMMAR QADDAFI, SAFI AL ISLAM AND ABDULLAH AL SANUSSI [11] https://www.icc-cpi.int/libya/gaddafi/Documents/GaddafiEng.pdf
CRIMINAL JUSTICE COURT REPORT ON SAIF AL ISLAM [12] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpBjcD8Mac8&bpctr=1472059121
MUAMMAR AL QADDAFI’S DEAD BODY [13] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pknYlmQSks&oref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D4pknYlmQSks&has_verified=1MUTTASIM
MUAMMAR AL QADDAFI’S BEFORE-AFTER DEATH FOOTAGE [14] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqq_W4NhlFo
ABDULLAH AL SANNUSI’S IMPRISONMENT IN MILITIA’S PRISONS [15] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14786753
BBC REPORT ON ABDULHAKIM BELHAJ LIBYA [16] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReQ2MGUmXWA
GENERAL AMNESTY LAW [17] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUHodoC24Uk
SHELLING BANI WALID IN 2012 BY THE NEW GOVERNMENT’S MILITIAS IN 2012 [18] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG-SJoFJn3o
BURNING OF HOUSES AND PROPERTIES IN THE CITY OF WERSHIFANA IN 2014 [19] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIa5LPIIldw
A WIPEOUT OF THE CITY OF SIRTE BY THE SO CALLED “REBELS” IN 2011 [20] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW96ltI1qok
THE DISTRUCTION OF THE CITY OF BENGHAZI [21] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abVGdkdWgj0&oref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DabVGdkdWgj0&has_verified=1MUAMMAR
QADDAFI’S CONVOY AFTER GETTING STRIKED BY NATO IN 2011 [22] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrfSrvseOCg
BURNING OF TRIPOLI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT [23] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgWdxbQM-7Y
BURNING OF LIBYA’S AIERIAL CONVOY AND AIRPLANES IN TRIPOLI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT [24] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBE3yFCSYio
SATTELITE IMAGES OF THE BURNING OIL TANKS IN TRIPOLI [25] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8tpk0TRbTo
OIL TANKS BURNING FOOTAGE LINK [26] http://gate.ahram.org.eg/News/323668.aspx
YOUSEF AL-GHERIANI’S COURT DECISION [27] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uE6eXHuWcU
AL-JFAARA FAMILY MASSACRE IN BANI WALID 2011 [28] https://www.rt.com/news/bani-walid-siege-source-211/
RT REPORT ON THE SIEGE OF BANI WALID AND CHILDREEN DEATHS IN THE CITY BY MILITIA SHELLINGS [29] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTUdWFjnmHI
AL-KHWAILDI’S FAMILY MASSACRE BY NATO IN 2011 [30] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uE6eXHuWcU
MAJER MASSACRE BY NATO IN THE CITY OF ZLITIN 2011 [31] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t0ubOqaQk4
THE MURDER OF SAIF AL ARAB MUAMMAR AL QADDAFI BY NATO IN 2011 [32] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uopl8o27TRc
KIDNAPPING AND TORTURING THE ISLAMIC SCHOLAR AL MADANI AL SHWEERIF BY “THE REBELS” [33] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wrxLM7xgpg
HUSSAIN AL KARAMI’S (ISIS TERRORIST) FRIDAY PRAYER SPEECH IN THE CITY OF SIRTE [34] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYupUv6v9GM
THE FORCE-ENTRY OF MUHAMMED HASSAN’S HOME BY THE SO-CALLED REBELS IN 2011 [35] https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/12/03/interview-dark-inside-libyas-prisons
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH REPORT ON THE DARK PRISONS OF LIBYA [36] http://www.masress.com/tahrirnews/311658
THE KILLING OF THE EGYPTIAN POPE IN THE CITY OF MISRATA IN 2012 [37] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/15/isis-21-egyptian-coptic-christians-beheading-libyaTHE
MURDER OF 21 EGYPTIAN CHRISTIANS BY ISIS TERRORISTS IN THE CITY OF SIRTE [38] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/11548360/Islamic-State-murders-30-Ethiopian-Christians-in-Libya.html
THE MURDER OF 30 ETHIOPIAN CHRISTIANS IN LIBYA [39] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/05/american-teacher-ronnie-smith-shot-dead-jogging-benghazi
MURDERING OF THE AMERICAN TEACHER IN THE CITY OF BENGHAZI [40] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/05/red-cross-staff-member-killed-libya-sirte
THE MURDER OF THE RED CROSS CREW IN THE CITY OF SIRTE [41] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-22260856
THE FRENCH EMBASSY’S BOMBING IN TRIPOLI [42] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Arl2mY01l8
US EMBASSY ATTACKS IN BENGHAZI 2012 [43] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMJVAMD7axg
TONY BLAIR ADDMITING THE “MISTAKE” OF THE INVASION OF IRAQ [44] http://www.ahmedmaiteeg.com/%D8%B9%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%AF-%D8%A3%D8%AD%D9%85%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D9%85%D8%B1-%D9%85%D8%B9%D9%8A%D8%AA%D9%8A%D9%82/
AHMED MAETIEG’s WEBPAGE [45] http://www.unmultimedia.org/arabic/radio/archives/195390/#.V74RTvkrKUk
NIHAD MAETIEG SPEECH ON one WEBPAGE [46] http://www.who.int/countryfocus/cooperation_strategy/ccsbrief_lby_en.pdf
WORLD HEALTH organization REPORT ON HEALTH-CARE IN LIBYA [47] http://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/about_us/166.htm
LIBYAN OIL EXPORT REPORT IN 2015 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanne_Nabintu_Herland
https://libyaagainstsuperpowermedia.org/2017/10/23/exclusive-memorandum-on-Libya-fabrications-against-the-State-leadership-and-army-by-Dr-Saif-al-Islam-Gaddafi/

 

THE GREAT GAME MOVES IN AFRICA


THE GREAT GAME MOVES IN AFRICA

 

Strategika51

After securing the largest strategic corridor linking the Iranian plateau to the Mediterranean Sea, to avoid a disintegration of Syria as a nation state and spread chaos to the southern steps of Russia, Moscow has almost assured the use of air and naval bases in Egypt (Agreement) and Algeria (no other choice) to contain Libya of tension, a pretext for a remake of the Iraqi chaos in North Africa and the Sahel.

Some private companies specializing in security and mercenary armies in Libya see a new Eldorado has a rich potential for expansion of their activities. It is quite remarkable that a president of a European country, namely France, whose role alongside the United States and the United Kingdom in the destruction of Libya is well established, starts to discuss a possible military intervention on the coast of Tripolitania and Cyrenaica, just hours after the controversial Academy company (Ex-Blackwater) has announced plans to move there.

This veritable private army, the most powerful in the field, and whose very unorthodox methods in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Yemen earned him many critics, has been partially acquired by the giant Monsanto. In this context, Emmanuel Macron has turn into mere VRP multinational or transnational corporations that have no common interest with the French people. You understand. This guy runs for extra French private interests.

The pretext for a possible intervention in Libya is degrading treatment reserved for illegal African migrants in transit in Libya by Libyan smugglers networks, often linked to militias that NATO has armed and supported during the war in Libya 2011. These networks have built huge fortunes in Libya and elsewhere through this real informal economy.

In reality, the NATO countries want to intervene militarily in Libya for two main reasons:

First: the two rival governments installed in Libya do not control, at best 10% of the Libyan territory and can no longer contain the powerful Libyan tribal confederations that NATO has marginalised after 2011;

Second: The return of Gaddafi on the political scene after the real fake release of Seif Al-Islam Gaddafi by Zintan initiated a new political and military dynamics in Libya where two governments clash on land dominated by other militias more or less independent, free cities, local potentates with armed forces, foreign mercenaries and adventurers. However, it is not a question for NATO Libya stabilises short – or medium-term because this case will have an impact on the situation in the Sahel, scene of another of chaos spreading operation.

The instability in Libya and the Sahel (the entire band stretching from the Horn of Africa to the Atlantic) serves as a geostrategic tool in Washington and its allies to contain any regional powers allied same ( Algeria, Egypt, for example) but especially to eliminate the Chinese penetration in Africa.

After his undeniable success in the Levant, Moscow is invited on the beds of the empire in Africa to counter the pressure of NATO in Eastern Europe. A good game in perspective.

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LIBYA: THE NEW MAP WITH QADDAFI


LIBYA: THE NEW MAP WITH QADDAFI

Strategika51

In Libya, the money does not bring happiness and for some it’s hard to raise a new army. The son of Colonel Gaddafi is facing some difficulties to create the nucleus of a new armed force with which he intends to return to Tripoli.

However, Seif Al-Islam Gaddafi has strong advantages not least the support of the powerful tribal confederation Warfalla whose stronghold was never busy and always wears the green flag of the Libyan Djamahirya dismantled by NATO in 2011. alongside Warfallah Seif has the discreet but decisive support of certain factions of Zentene, a powerful military force of Tripolitania who held since 2011 and the Touareg and Toubbou Fezzan.

Seif Al-Islam Gaddafi has managed for now to raise funds and to reconnect with his old contacts in Ukraine for the supply of weapons in a country formally embargoed arms (not all since Marshal Haftar seems to have some facilities). He already has a relatively well-armed militia. One among thousands who swarm in Libya in the shadow of two rival governments manipulated by foreign powers. The challenge facing Seif al-Islam is to transform the militia into a powerful enough military force to impose and federate other power poles or face them. One thinks here of the Free Republic of Misrata, a bitter opponent of former loyalists or the Islamists who hold the capital Tripoli and its surroundings. Relations with powerful units Hafter Army still to be defined and still be a huge challenge for the future of Libya.

Another problem is the support of foreign powers in Gaddafi son project is far from over even if the latter eyeing towards Moscow and Beijing. Exit therefore France, South Korea, Denmark, the United Arab Emirates, Britain, Qatar and Turkey, all countries contributed to the destruction and the spread of chaos in Libya.

“These countries don’t have a milime (Penny) of dinar in the vast programme of contracts to rebuild the country once peace restored” swear those close to Seif.

It is therefore quite normal that the return of Gaddafi on the Libyan scene worried to no end the countries that supported the war in that country.

Canada may have to answer for its role in Libya


Canada may have to answer for its role in Libya

 

By SCOTT TAYLOR

Then Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in 2012. Baird was one of Canada’s fiercest supporters of regime change in Libya, change which Scott Taylor argues ultimately led to the chaotic state of the nation today. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

It has been six years since the NATO-supported Libyan uprising murdered President Moammar Gadhafi and toppled his regime. Canada was proud of the fact that the big boys — namely the U.K., U.S. and France — had let us appear to be leading the charge against Libya.

Canada’s then-foreign minister John Baird was the loudest among the chorus of NATO voices bellowing for regime change, Lt.-Gen. Charles Bouchard was publicly named the allied force commander, our CF-18 fighter jets were among the first in operation in the skies above Libya, and the RCN frigate HMCS Charlottetown plied the Mediterranean coastline to enforce the UN arms embargo.

While it was never admitted at the time, the fact that members of the Canadian Special Operations Regiment marched in the Nov. 24, 2011 victory parade on Parliament Hill would appear to confirm that we also had special forces boots on the ground during that conflict.

In addition to that parade, complete with a ceremonial flypast of fighter jets and helicopters, Canada also fast-tracked the Order of Canada process to bestow this honour on Lt.-Gen. Bouchard in recognition of his glorious victory in the desert.

That is an awful lot of glory for such a one-sided martial contest, which pitted the world’s most capable military alliance against a fourth-rate developing-world African security force. It was also a very premature exercise in self-congratulation.

It quickly became evident that what NATO achieved was not regime change. In the absence of a replacement administration, we plunged Libya into a state of violent anarchy.

The disparate militias that had fought together against Gadhafi loyalists refused to disarm and they immediately began fighting among each other.

A British parliamentary report into the Libya intervention was tabled last September and it was a scathing indictment of U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron. The report concluded that the collective intervention of the U.K., France and the U.S. (no mention of Canada) resulted in Libya’s “political and economic collapse, inter-militia and inter-tribal warfare, humanitarian and migrant crises, widespread human rights violations, the spread of Gadhafi regime weapons across the region and the growth of ISIL (Islamic State) in North Africa.”

Former U.S. president Barack Obama summed it up much more succinctly when he described the 2011 Libyan intervention as a “shitshow” and called it the low point in his foreign affairs legacy.

To be fair to Obama, Libya was then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s personal pet project. Anyone doubting this need only watch the famous video clip of Clinton during her Oct. 20, 2011 CBS television interview. At one point during the taping the secretary of state learns that Gadhafi has just been murdered in the street by a rebel mob. She throws her head back, laughs and says triumphantly, “We came, we saw . . . he died,” followed by more unrestrained laughter. Laughing at news of a murder — any murder — is clinically sociopathic. But I digress.

Although Libya is not in the news much these days, there have been some significant developments in that war-ravaged country of late, not the least of which is the release of Saif al-Islam Gadhafi from captivity last June.

Gadhafi’s second-oldest son had been held prisoner by a militia group in the city of Zintan since his capture in the waning days of the civil war. Saif had always been seen as the heir to his father’s throne. Those familiar with the Libyan uprising of 2011 know that it was primarily an inter-tribal affair, aided and abetted by Islamic extremists and the might of NATO.

The six years of subsequent anarchy have left Libya a failed state, with a citizenry longing for stability. For this reason alone, Saif has already become a political force on the embattled Libyan landscape.

Last week he announced his intention to run in next year’s presidential election. With the backing of the Warfalla and Qadhadhfa tribes — Libya’s two most powerful tribes — and former loyalists of his father flocking to his banner, Saif has a strong shot at winning at the ballot box.

If that scenario does evolve, Canada will have to do some serious soul-searching into our own allegedly lead role in that disastrous 2011 intervention. It is never too late for us to follow Britain’s lead in conducting an extensive parliamentary review into how we could have gotten it so wrong in Libya. So wrong that it looks like Gadhafi’s son will get the last laugh.