Libya Newslinks 9-11 September 2011

11 September 2011 —

11 September 2011

Germany Participated in Libya War without Parliamentary Approval Today at 18:03
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Roadside graves found in Tripoli
BBC News Today at 19:06
The corpses of up to 20 people are found in two roadside graves on the outskirts of the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

Telesur Journalists Speak Truth on Libya

Britain ‘operated its own renditions to Libya’ says rights group
Morning Star Today at 16:28
New evidence suggesting that Britain operated its own extraordinary rendition programme delivering Libyan dissidents to the Gadaffi regime must be investigated by the Gibson inquiry, Amnesty International stated today.

Loyalists clash with rebel troops near Bani Walid
Morning Star Today at 16:23
Supporters of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi clashed with National Transitional Council (NTC) forces massed outside Bani Walid on Saturday, forcing them to retreat six miles into the desert.

CIA Told New York Times About 9/11 Warnings
Dissident VoiceToday at 16:00
9/11 denialists like to swear smugly that the official 9/11 story must be true, because the government could never keep such an important secret without getting caught.

Global Peace Initiative Launches “Be One in a Million: Demand Global Peace Now”
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Today at 15:16
Global Peace Initiative Launches ‘Be One in a Million: Demand Global Peace Now’
Dr K A Paul, photographed here with Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi from whom he obtained a commitment to peace, has launched a campaign to stop the bombing of Libya and bring about global peace, today on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in 2001

Libya: A War on Africa Today at 14:20
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Kucinich: People have a right to be left alone! + Kucinich Opposes Intelligence Authorization
Dandelion SaladToday at 10:13
Dandelion Salad MOXNEWSd0tCOM on Sep 8, 2011 September 08, 2011 News Corp Kucinich ‘Protections People Use To Have Through The Legal Process Don’t Exist Under Patriot Act’ *** Kucinich Opposes Intelligence Authorization by Dennis J. Kucinich Washington, Sep 9, 2011 20,000 Surface-to-Air Missiles Unsecured in Libya Committee Member Denies CIA Involvement in Libya War Congressman […]

Anonymous Video Calls Gaddafi “Leader of the Free World”
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts)Today at 10:01
Anonymous speaks out against NATO’s aggression on Libya.

Repression, resistance rocks Arab world

10 More Years of U.S. Terrorism Since September 11, 2001
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts)Today at 01:01
Americans will be pleased to learn that 10 years on from 9/11 they have been fooled and are the victims just as Libyans are: Al-Qaida are the friends of the CIA, NATO and fully supported by them

Geostrategic Basis Of Libyan War: Hydrological Warfare and Energy Today at 00:56
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NATO’s War Crimes in Libya : Who Grieves for the Fallen Heroes? Today at 00:35
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Libya’s Agoco starts oil production testing
By Benoit Faucon LONDON (MarketWatch) — Libya’s Arabian Gulf Oil Co. started oil production testing on its fields Saturday, a spokesman for the company said, the first concrete evidence that crude is on the cusp on flowing again to the market after …

Chief of Libya’s ex-rebels lands in capital in major step to set up post …
Washington Post
By AP, TRIPOLI, Libya — Chief of Libya’s ex-rebels lands in capital in
major step to set up post-Gadhafi government. Copyright 2011 The Associated
Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,
rewritten or redistributed. …

Hamas invites Libyan leader for Gaza visit
The Associated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip say they
have invited a top Libyan leader for a visit. Hamas spokesman Taher Nunu
said Hamas’ prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh, phoned Mustafa Abdul-Jalil on
Sunday. …

G-8 Pledges Boost in Arab Spring Funds
Wall Street Journal
In addition to meeting their counterparts from the governments of Egypt,
Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan, G-8 finance ministers had their first meeting
with representatives of Libya’s new government, and said they are ready to
help. …

UN official says Security Council talks on sending mission to Libya underway
9 (Xinhua) — Ian Martin, the UN secretary-general’s special advisor on
post-conflict planning in Libya, said here Friday that the Security Council
is commencing discussions about a proposed UN support mission to the
troubled North African country. …

Discontent was rife in Gaddafi regime
Financial Times
“He wanted power,” Mr Kaim said of the western-educated Seif al-Islam,
long viewed by Libya watchers as a possible reformer. “There were groups
within the government [who] were eager to strike a deal with NTC [National
Transitional Council] from the …

Darfur rebel leader returns from Libyan refuge
Reuters Africa
KHARTOUM (Reuters) – A major rebel group in Sudan’s troubled region of
Darfur said on Sunday its leader Khalil Ibrahim has returned after leaving
his Libyan refuge following the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. Darfur
has been the scene of an uprising …

’12 die’ in fight between rival anti-Kadhafi groups
TRIPOLI — At least 12 people were killed and 16 wounded when two groups
of fighters opposed to Moamer Kadhafi turned on each other in Libya’s west,
two officials said on Sunday. The fighting, which has its roots in ancient
rivalries and pitted …

Obama formally welcomes Libyan ambassador as representative of rebel government
Washington Post
By AP, WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has formally received Libya’s
ambassador to the US and accepted his credentials to represent the country
and its new rebel government. The ambassador, Ali Aujali, was also the
envoy under Moammar Gadhafi …

Chief of Libya’s ex-rebels arrives in capital – Home » Other Sections …
The chief of Libya’s former rebels arrived in Tripoli on Saturday, greeted
by a boisterous red carpet ceremony meant to show he’s taking charge of the
interim government replacing the ousted regime of Moammar Gadhafi.

Malta offers to help Libya in air traffic control –
Malta has offered to help Libya in the control of its airspace, and it is
hoped that Air Malta will be among the first airlines to resume flights to
Tripoli, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi said this morning. Speaking at a PN
political activity in Safi, …

Walter Fauntroy, Feared Dead in Libya, Returns Home—Guess Who …
By Marksallen
Walter Fauntroy, Feared Dead in Libya, Returns Home—Guess Who He Saw
Doing the Killing It wasn’t the … While in Libya, the former congressman
also said he sat down with Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi for a one-on-one
conversation. …

INTERVIEW-Libyan sport crushed by Gaddafi vanity « Shabab Libya
By om.amer
Nabil Elalem, executive head of Libya’s National Olympic Committee, said
that, for decades under Gaddafi’s rule, athletes and sports officials put
up with other forms of state meddling, as well as corruption, restrictions
on travel and chronic …

Walter Fauntroy, Feared Dead in Libya, Returns Home—Guess Who …
By wmw_admin
Former U.S. congressman confirms other reports of the involvement of
European military powers in the face of widespread popular support for

African Migrants in Libya Live in Fear | Africa | English
Human rights organizations say tens of thousands of African migrants in
Libya have been displaced from their homes and jobs by months of fighting
between …

10 September 2011

Libyan interim leader in Tripoli
BBC News Yesterday at 22:29
The head of Libya’s interim government, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, flies to Tripoli for the first time since anti-Gaddafi forces captured the capital.

VIDEO: NTC leader arrives in Tripoli
BBC News Yesterday at 21:24
The head of the Libyan National Transitional Council has arrived in the nation’s capital, Tripoli, for the first time since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown.

Libyans now protest new govt
Strategic Culture FoundationYesterday at 16:20

G8 pledges $38bn to Arab states
BBC News Yesterday at 16:07
G8 nations pledge billions in aid to reforming Arab countries as the IMF decides to recognise Libya’s post-Gaddafi leadership.

Libya Fighters Gear to Take Pro-Qaddafi Town
Fox News
TRIPOLI, Libya – The chief of Libya’s former rebels arrived in Tripoli on
Saturday, greeted in a boisterous red carpet welcome meant to show he’s
taking charge of the interim government replacing the ousted regime of
Muammar Qaddafi. …

Call for new faces puts pressure on Libyan premier
Washington Post
By Simon Denyer, TRIPOLI, Libya — One of the figureheads of the Libyan
revolution, popular interim Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril, was under
growing pressure Saturday to stand down, as divisions emerge within the
rebel movement and the jockeying for …

Qaddafi: “This is the zero hour”
CBS News
Libyan revolutionaries are silhouetted against the sky during a gathering
to chant slogans against ousted Libya leader Muammar Qaddafi, on Green
Square (renamed Martyrs Square) in Tripoli, Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. (AP
Photo/Francois Mori) In a new audio …

G8 pledges $38bn to Arab states as IMF recognises Libya
BBC News
In addition, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recognised Libya’s
post-Gaddafi leadership. The G8 – the world’s richest countries plus Russia
– is meeting in Marseille. In addition to the pledge of $38bn from G8
countries, the IMF is extending …

Tony Blair denies knowing about ‘rendition’ of Libyans on his watch
Mr Blair was forced on the defensive following allegations this week by the
commander of anti-Gaddafi forces in Tripoli, Abdel Hakim Belhaj, that he
was taken to Libya in a CIA and MI6 operation in 2004 after being arrested
in Bangkok. …

More Qaddafi loyalists flee Libya for Niger
Trucks carrying African people from Libya are seen in Agadez, northern
Niger. (Photo by Reuters) By AFP More loyalists of toppled Libyan leader
Muammar Qaddafi have fled into neighboring Niger, sources in the main
northern Niger town of Agadez said …

A New Start for Libya
New York Times
After 42 years of erratic dictatorship, it would be unrealistic to expect a
smooth transition in the early days of Libya’s post-Qaddafi era. There have
been water and fuel shortages, episodes of vigilante justice, and power
struggles among the …

Libya’s interim leader arrives in Tripoli for first time since Qaddafi’s ouster
By Al Arabiya And Agencies Head of Libyan National Transitional Council
Mustafa Abdel Jalil arrived in the capital Tripoli on Saturday for the
first time since his forces seized the city last month from Colonel Muammar
Qaddafi’s combatant loyalists. …

Libya: Loyalists And Former Rebels Battle For Bani Walid
By The Huffington Post News Editors
WADI DINAR, Libya — Loyalists of Moammar Gadhafi, holed up in one his
remaining strongholds, attacked Libyan fighters with mortar rounds and
sniper fire Saturday, a sign of the difficulties former rebels face in
taking full control of the vast …

Libya’s NTC chief flies to Tripoli –
The head of Libya’s new leadership, National Transitional Council chief
Mustafa Abdel Jalil, flew to Tripoli today for his first visit since its
fighters seized the capital and ousted Moamer Kadhafi, an AFP correspondent
said. Abdel Jalil told AFP …

Libya: 19 Suffocated In Gaddafi Detention
By The Huffington Post News Editors
(Tripoli) – The discovery on September 8, 2011, of 18 bodies buried
in western Libya corroborates reports of the death by suffocation of
detainees held by Gaddafi forces in June in the town of al-Khoms, Human
Rights Watch said today.

Libya: The latest failure of America’s war policy | Corrente
By danps
When we launched our war against Libya we were assured it would last days
but not weeks, or weeks but not months. We are now over five months into
our involvement and it does not look like we will be finishing up any time
soon. But as its …

Secret Intelligence Documents Discovered in Libya « Shabab Libya
By Yoots
Among the files were documents confirming that both the US Central
Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the United Kingdom’s MI6 sent terrorism
suspects to Libya for detention – despite Libya’s notorious record for
torturing prisoners. …

9 September 2011

Interpol Issues Qaddafi Arrest Warrant as More Libyan Officials Flee
New York Times
By ROD NORDLAND TRIPOLI, Libya — As Interpol issued arrest warrants for
the former Libyan leader Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi and two others on Friday,
reports came from Niger of a new convoy of high-ranking Libyan officials
arriving across the desert. …

How MI6 deal sent family to Gaddafi’s jail
The Guardian
Marked SECRET/US ONLY/EXCEPT LIBYA, it concerns the forthcoming rendition
of Saadi and his family. The wording suggests the CIA took no part in the
planning of the operation, but was eager to become involved. It says: “Our
service has become aware that …

Libya clashes as deadline looms
BBC News
Fierce clashes have broken out in Libya around two remaining strongholds of
troops loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi. Heavy rocket fire was reported near
Bani Walid and Sirte ahead of a Saturday deadline set by anti-Gaddafi
forces for loyalists to surrender …

Libya’s new PM Mahmoud Jibril faces growing unrest
The Guardian
Libya’s interim prime minister arrived in Tripoli on Thursday for his first
public appearance in the capital since Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown more
than two weeks ago, to face criticism that the country is experiencing a
power vacuum. …

Libyan Leaders Face ‘Biggest Challenge’ Seeking Unity After Qaddafi Ouster
By Chris Stephen and Massoud A. Derhally – Fri Sep 09 14:03:24 GMT 2011
Mahmud Jibril, Libya’s transitional prime minister, addresses a news
conference in Tripoli on Sept. 8, 2011. Photographer: Mahmud
Turkia/AFP/Getty Images Sept. …

Clashes Erupt in Stronghold of Libya’s Gadhafi
Voice of America (blog)
Provisional government fighters in Libya have entered a stronghold for
Moammar Gadhafi’s loyalists ahead of a deadline for them to surrender. The
fighters say street battles with loyalists erupted in the center of the
desert town of Bani Walid on …

Russia-Libya: Love Match for the History Books
Voice of America (blog)
Some readers have complained that Russia Watch recently has been all about
Libya, which has nothing to do with Russia. This week, web comics captioned
Russian leader Vladimir Putin fuming: “Darn! that homeless guy is following
me again! …

Libya Said to Ship First Crude Oil Cargo From West as Production Resumes
By Rob Sheridan and Alaric Nightingale – Fri Sep 09 15:15:40 GMT 2011 Libya
may export a crude-oil cargo this month for the first time since March from
the country’s west as the holder of Africa’s biggest oil reserves rebuilds
production after deposing …

Russia’s realpolitik on Libya
The Hindu
The endgame in Libya has re-ignited a debate in Russia on its policy in the
conflict that may have a bearing on the presidential election next year.
Russia backed United Nations sanctions against Qadhafi under Security
Council Resolution 1970 and …

UN chief calls for mission in Libya
Sacramento Bee
AP UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on the
Security Council to establish a UN mission in Libya to deal with the
country’s new rulers for an initial period of three months. Ban said in a
letter circulated Friday that the …

Libya: New Rulers Dedicate Unit To Hunt Down Gaddafi
By The Huffington Post News Editors
TRIPOLI, Libya — Determined to hunt down Moammar Gadhafi, Libya’s new
rulers say they have dedicated a special unit of fighters to track the
elusive former leader, listening in on his aides’ phone calls, poring over
satellite images and …

US hails ‘extraordinary’ French, British roles in Libya
Brussels (AFP) Sept 8, 2011 – Britain and France played extraordinary roles
in NATO’s air war in Libya but the United States provided the critical
assets that ensured its success, the US ambassador to NATO said Thursday.

Libya issues Red Notice warrants for Gadhafi, others – This Just In …
By joesterling
Interpol issued Red Notice arrest warrants Friday for fallen Libyan leader
Moammar Gadhafi, who is wanted for alleged crimes against humanity.
Warrants also were issued for one of his sons, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, and a
brother-in-law, Abdullah Al-Senussi, who …

Updated: MCESD discusses situation in Libya –
Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi this afternoon outlined developments in Libya
to the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development during a meeting
to discuss the situation in the north African state this afternoon.
Introducing the …

USAID Impact » Libya: Humanitarian and Transition Assistance
By Mark Ward
Yesterday, at an event organized by the Middle East Institute and
International Relief and Development, I made three key points about the
humanitarian situation in Libya. First, the humanitarian crisis has eased
considerably since the …

Foreigners claim harassment by Libya rebels – World news – Mideast …
A Ghanaian teacher cowers in his house, certain he will be grabbed at a
checkpoint because of his dark skin. Armed rebels detain 19 Ukrainian cooks
and oil …

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