Stop NATO Updates on Libyan war 20 March 2011

20 March — Stop NATO

  • Heavy Anti-Aircraft Fire, Explosions Heard In Libyan Capital
  • U.S. Stealth Bombers Drop 40 Bombs On Libyan Airfield
  • Norway Provides Six F-16s For Strikes Against Libya
  • Canadian Prime Minister: Strikes On Libya “Act Of War,” Expect Civilian Casualties
  • Russia: NATO Attacks Kill 48 Libyan Civilians, Wound Over 150
  • Chinese, Russian Foreign Ministries Call For End To Attacks On Libya
  • African Union Panel Rejects Foreign Military Intervention In Libya
  • U.S.-Led Attacks May Unify Libyans Against West: Expert
  • U.S., NATO Allies Turn North Africa Into War Zone
  • Libya Denounces West’s Colonialist Crusade

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Libya mostly mainstream news links for 20 March 2011

20 March 2011 —

Arab League condemns broad bombing campaign in Libya
Washington Post
(March 19) By Edward Cody, Sunday, March 20, 1:01 PM CAIRO—The Arab
League secretary general, Amr Moussa, deplored the broad scope of the
US-European bombing campaign in Libya on Sunday and said he would call a
new league meeting to reconsider Arab …

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UN Resolution on Libya Allows Invasion

20 March 20, 2011 — The Real News Network

Francis Boyle: UN resolution prohibits occupation but does not stop attack on land

Francis Boyle is a Professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, Boyle said today: “Without authorization by the United Nations Security Council and express authorization from the U.S. Congress pursuant to the terms of the War Powers Resolution, for President Obama to establish any type of so-called ‘no-fly zone’ over Libya would be illegal and unconstitutional.” While serving as the lawyer for the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993, Boyle procured the NATO no-fly zone over Bosnia. He is author of “The Bosnian People Charge Genocide.”

Russia: NATO Attacks Kill 48 Libyan Civilians, Wound Over 150

20 March, 2011 — Russian Information Agency Novosti

Moscow urges western nations to stop indiscriminate use of force in Libya

[Having voted for it!. The Ed]

Moscow: Russia urges western nations to stop the indiscriminate use of force in Libya, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.

“The reports say that during air raids on Libya strikes were also delivered on non-military facilities….As a result, 48 civilians are reported dead and over 150 wounded,” the ministry said in a statement.

‘In this connection, we are calling on the respective states to halt the indiscriminate use of force,” the statement said.

The military operation against Libya’s strongman Muammar Gaddafi who has ruled the country with an iron fist for more than 40 years began on Saturday, involving the United States, Britain, France, Italy, Canada and other countries.

A new UN Security Council resolution on Libya adopted on Thursday encompasses a no-fly zone and “all necessary measures” against forces loyal to Gaddafi.

Libyan television reported citing military officials that at least 50 civilians were killed and over 150 wounded in military attacks of the coalition forces, adding that many health and education facilities were ruined.

All Out War on Libya, Surge in the Price of Crude Oil… “Humanitarian Wars are Good for Business”…. Speculators Applaud…. By Michel Chossudovsky

18 March 2011 — Global Research


Insurrection and Military Intervention: The US-NATO Attempted Coup d’Etat in Libya? 

– by Prof Michel Chossudovsky – 2011-03-07
US and NATO military advisers and special forces are already on the ground.


“Operation Libya” and the Battle for Oil: Redrawing the Map of Africa 

– by Prof Michel Chossudovsky – 2011-03-09


The establishment of a no fly zone is on the drawing board of the Pentagon. Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, supported by the Arab League and  the Organization for African Unity (OAU) have labelled Libya as “An Unfriendly Nation”.

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At least 14 dead on bombed east Libya road: Reuters witness

20 March 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

A Reuters correspondent saw a total of at least 14 dead on Sunday around the bombed out military vehicles of forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi on an east Libya road after Western strikes.

The road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah, a strategic town that stands at the entrance to east Libya, was a scene of devastation and dozens of burned out vehicles with munitions still exploding, Reuters correspondent Mohammed Abbas said.


Breaking News: Libyan Hospitals Attacked. Libyan Source: Three French Jets Downed By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

19 March 2011 — Global Research

The U.S. and its allies are embarking on another regime change operation. Before they started their attacks on the Libyans, they admitted that there would be civilians casualties in an act of irony. They claim to be acting to save civilians, but they will be killing them.

‘Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the action amounts to an ‘act of war’ that is critical to remove Moammar Gadhafi from power before he massacres any more of his own people,’ according to the Edmonton Journal. [1] It also added: ‘The prime minister acknowledged that the military operation will be complex and could lead to casualties among the very civilians that nations are trying to protect, and perhaps among the military personnel being sent to Libya.’ [2]

The war criminals are back at it again.

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Libya: Fourth Target Of Western Military Attacks In 12 Years By Robert Bridge

19 March 2011 — Global ResearchRussia Today

‘We must not forget how NATO and US aircraft bombed Yugoslavia, and that is not the only precedent. Libya may become the fourth country in 12 years to be threatened with direct military foreign interference after Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Iraq.’

-‘Responsibility for inevitable humanitarian consequences caused by excessive use of outside force in the Libyan situation would be fully born by those who resorted to such actions….They potentially open the door for a large-scale military intervention.’

-‘The imposition of a no-fly zone is a military operation. It envisions attacks on aerodromes and air defense systems, not just a ban of flying.’

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The American Dilemma in Libya: To Bomb, Invade, Partition, Or All of the Above By Glen Ford

19 March 2011 — Global

‘The West dearly wishes to appropriate to itself a section of the ‘Arab revolt,’ so as to bomb an evil ‘dictator’ on their behalf.’

The UN Security Council voted on Thursday to authorize a ‘no-fly zone’ over Libya – a surprise to the author, who had predicted in the this column on Tuesday that China and/or Russia would veto the move. The measure gives the OK to ‘all necessary measures’ to protect civilians from attacks by Moammar Gadhafi’s forces – wording the U.S. and its allies will undoubtedly treat as a mandate to apply as much force as they wish. In light of the disastrous UN action, the title of this article is even more appropriate than when it was first published.

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Independent media newslinks and analysis on Libya 19-20 March 2011

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20 March 2011

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Independent media newslinks and analysis on Libya 19-20 March 2011

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20 March 2011

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 19 March, 2011: War On Libya – Weekend Update

19 March 2011 — Information Clearing House

The UN Security Council Has Not Authorized Regime Change in Libya
By Robert Naiman
Some of the reporting on the Security Council resolution has been misleading. The Security Council has not authorized military action for any purpose. The Security Council has authorized military action necessary to protect civilians.

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20 March 2011 — Burbank Digest

Ghaddafi’s ‘crime’, despite shameful appeasement in recent years, was opposing AFRICOM & U.S. agenda


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