Libya Newslinks 28 August 2011

28 August 2011 — williambowles.info

Libya’s interim government strengthens grip, says Khamis Qaddafi may be dead
Christian Science Monitor
The military spokesman for Libya’s interim government said a son of Muammar Qaddafi may have been killed trying to flee Tripoli as the new Libya’s forces extend their grip over the country. By Kristen Chick, Correspondent / August 28, …
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Video: 25 Aug 2011: Indy Journalist Franklin Lamb Shot; Others Shot at and Threatened by CNN

25 August 2011 — RT

Independent Journalist Mahdi Nazemroaya threatened by CNN staff (producer) and fired on at Tripoli hotel by NATO backed terrorists and snipers.

NATO has provided direct armed cover to these armed gangs, who have no political project, no dream for Libya and are filled with hatred. All they want is to destroy this beautiful city, especially the tribes, the families and the neighborhoods, that are well known for supporting the Leader of this country.

According to Dr. Musa Ibrahim more than 1300 martyrs and more than 5000 wounded people from todays NATO bombings.

Bloodbath in Libya embarrassing for National Transitional Council

28 August 2011 — Examiner.com

[Embarrassing? I’ll say so! As I wrote yesterday, the ‘rebels’ have been carrying out the slaughter of Black Libyans, not ‘mercenaries’ in Tripoli as yesterday’s Independent felt free to describe them. No sign of this story on the BBC of course. WB]

The horrors began to emerge, despite careful media manipulation, right after Qaddafi’s compound of Bab al-Aziziya was stormed by rebel fighters. Aside from the expected looting and souvenir hauling by rebel fighters, dead bodies were seen strewn across the vast grassy expanses of the compound. At first, rebel fighters alleged they were killed by government loyalists, however, this statement was negated by a resident of the area. He was told to remain silent by one of the rebels.

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Video: Exiled Libyan monarchy's Role in Fomenting Libyan War

28 August 2011 — Global Research

Background
‘The Libyan monarchy of King Idris, which was based in Benghazi, was installed by the United States and Britain in the 1950’s to oversee their economic and military interests in North Africa. Libya in 1952, under the leadership of King Idris, had among the lowest standard of living in the world. The Idris monarchy was overthrown in a bloodless revolution led by Muammar al-Gaddafi in 1969. This led to the American Wheelus Air Base (The largest American base outside of the US at that time) being dismantled and the American and British armed forces stationed in Libya evacuating. The western oil companies were then nationalised.’

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Video: Exiled Libyan monarchy’s Role in Fomenting Libyan War

28 August 2011 — Global Research

Background
‘The Libyan monarchy of King Idris, which was based in Benghazi, was installed by the United States and Britain in the 1950’s to oversee their economic and military interests in North Africa. Libya in 1952, under the leadership of King Idris, had among the lowest standard of living in the world. The Idris monarchy was overthrown in a bloodless revolution led by Muammar al-Gaddafi in 1969. This led to the American Wheelus Air Base (The largest American base outside of the US at that time) being dismantled and the American and British armed forces stationed in Libya evacuating. The western oil companies were then nationalised.’

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: August 28, 2011

28 August 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Libya: NATO Sorties Approach 21,000, Combat Sorties 8,000
  • Cyber Warfare, Armed Extremists, Bribery: Russian General Says NATO Makes Deals With Anyone To Promote Its Aims
  • NATO Provided Special Forces, Air Force For Regime Change
  • Afghan War: At Least 413 NATO Soldiers Killed This Year
  • NATO Tankers Destroyed In Capital Of Balochistan

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Video: Libya: on brink of humanitarian disaster

28 August 2011 — RT

With Tripoli almost completely under rebel control the threat of a humanitarian crisis in the Libyan capital city is growing. There are widespread shortages of fuel, water and electricity, and humanitarian aid supplies are yet to reach the country.

­The situation on the ground is very close to a catastrophe. Tripoli is now facing severe shortages of running water, electricity, gasoline and medicine. People are using public taps throughout the city to get water; many have plastic containers with them. Local residents say they also use electric generators to produce some electricity.

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Libya, Africa, and the New World Order: An Open Letter to the Peoples of Africa and the World from Concerned Africans

27 August 2011 — MRZine

“The letter was signed by more than 200 prominent Africans, including ANC national executive member Jesse Duarte, political analyst Willie Esterhuyse of the University of Stellenbosch, former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils, lawyer Christine Qunta, former deputy foreign affairs minister Aziz Pahad, former minister in the presidency Essop Pahad, Sam Moyo of the African Institute for Agrarian Studies, former president Thabo Mbeki’s spokesman Mukoni Ratshitanga, and poet Wally Serote.” — “Concerned Africans Criticise Nato,” 24 August 2011

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