Libya Newslinks 23-24 October 2011

24 October 2011 — —

The War in Libya is Still a Failure
Information Clearing House Today at 20:45
The War in Libya is Still a Failure By Daniel Larison Libya has confirmed every skeptic’s worst fears that in practice, the ‘responsibility to protect’ is little more than a pretext for toppling vulnerable governments.

‘Don’t romanticize pure politics’
Russiatoday.ruToday at 20:12
The world has ended up romanticizing situations that are purely political. But events in Libya are not even a political conflict – this is war, says blogger Karl Sharro in his interview with RT.

Libyan reformer or playboy revolutionary?
Russiatoday.ruToday at 19:18
Saif al-Islam was once heralded as Libya’s knight in shining armor. Now the liberal-minded philanthropist and jet- set socialite has found himself in the unlikely position of carrying the flag of resistance for his…

The US and Gaddafi: The murderer calls for an investigation of the crime
World Socialist Web Site Today at 18:26
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton solemnly announced Sunday that Washington ‘strongly supports’ an independent investigation into the barbaric murder of Libya’s deposed head of state Muammar Gaddafi.

Under-pressure NTC orders Gadaffi death probe
Morning Star Today at 17:17
Libya’s new leader ordered an investigation today into the killing of former leader Muammar Gadaffi.

Fidel Castro: NATO ‘has become the most perfidious instrument of repression the history of humanity has known.’
William Bowles.infoToday at 17:12
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro denounced NATO on Monday for its role in the overthrow of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, saying the ‘brutal military alliance has become the most perfidious instrument of repression the history of humanity has known.’

DEBKAfile “confirms” previous assessment: NATO has surrendered
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Today at 17:01
DEBKAfile ‘confirms’ previous assessment: NATO has surrendered
‘Therefore, Qaddafi’s demise will probably achieve not much more than an opportunity for NATO to end its military intervention in Libya…’

VIDEO: The War on Libya is a War on Africa Today at 16:43
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Post-Gaddafi Libya may plunge into chaos Today at 16:11
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NATO operation in Libya sets dangerous precedent for Balkans – Primakov Today at 16:03
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Boomerang! Is the Pentagon Field-Testing ‘Son of Stuxnet’?
Dissident VoiceToday at 16:00
When the cybersecurity firm Symantec announced they had discovered a sophisticated Trojan which shared many of the characteristics of the Stuxnet virus, I wondered: was the Pentagon and/or their Israeli partners in crime field-testing insidious new spyware?

Imperialism and Democracy: White House or Liberty Square?
Dissident VoiceToday at 16:00
The relation between imperialism and democracy has been debated and discussed over 2500 years, from fifth century Athens to Liberty Park in Manhattan.  Contemporary critics of imperialism (and capitalism) claim to find a fundamental incompatibility, citing the growing police state measures accompanying colonial wars, from Clinton’s anti-terrorist laws, and Bush’s ‘Patriot Act’ to Obama’s ordering the extrajudicial assassination of overseas US citizens.

VIDEO: Jibril: I wish Gaddafi was alive
BBC News Today at 13:02
Libyan Prime Minister Jibril tells Stephen Sackur that he wishes Gaddafi were alive to answer questions.

Gaddafi loyalists ‘were executed’
BBC News Today at 12:43
The bodies of 53 Gaddafi supporters are found dead outside a hotel in the Libyan town of Sirte after apparently being executed, a human rights group says.

NATO’s Libyan operation sets dangerous precedent for Balkans – Primakov Today at 11:49
The threat of inter-ethnic and inter-religious conflicts in the Balkan countries, which experts define as ‘the European tinderbox,’ could spark another Libyan scenario, says Evgeny Primakov.

SKEPTICAL: Mixed Messages on Gaddafi
The Greanville Post Today at 12:36
By Stephen Lendman
Senior contributing editor Lendman is still harbors strong doubts about the official version of events, including Gaddafi’s death.

24 October 2011
Libyan freedom fun: hangover to come?
Russiatoday.ruToday at 07:01
Thousands of Libyans have taken to the streets to widely celebrate the end of the end of Colonel Gaddafi’s rule, also marking the end of the civil war, never questioning what tomorrow will bring for them and their…

The War on Libya and the Broader US-NATO Military Agenda Today at 05:50
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Why does the International Criminal Court keep silence on Gaddafi`s death?
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 04:35
The alleged killing of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has brought several crucial issues of international law to the forefront. Though it is evident that many pieces of video footage featuring Gaddafi`s last hours are fake, still there are some which may prove real…Russia`s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called for a thorough investigation in to Gaddafi`s death.  The world`s leading human rights organization, Amnesty International, commented on the event. Meanwhile, the International Criminal Court keeps silence. Why?

23 October 2011
Almost 10,000 Combat Missions: NATO Still Bombing Libya Yesterday at 23:23
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Libya: ‘Occupation does not breed democracy’ Yesterday at 20:33
Libya’s interim rulers have proclaimed the country’s liberation on Sunday. But the path to democracy still has numerous obstacles. Professor Hisham Ghassib says the main issue is that Libya is occupied.

VIDEO: New leaders declare Libya freed
BBC News Yesterday at 19:25
Libya’s transitional leaders declare national liberation before a huge, jubilant crowd in Benghazi, where the revolt against Gaddafi began.

Hague welcomes Libyan liberation
BBC News Yesterday at 19:17
The declaration of national liberation by Libya’s transitional government is a ‘historic victory’, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.

Hillary Clinton: “We came, we saw, he died.”
The Greanville Post Yesterday at 17:25

New rulers to declare Libya free
BBC News Yesterday at 15:23
A huge crowd gathers in the Libyan city of Benghazi as the new government prepares to declare national liberation, days after the killing of Gaddafi.

New Libyan rulers urged to probe Gadaffi death
Morning Star Yesterday at 14:38
Britain urged the new Libyan government today to mount an investigation into the killing of former dictator Colonel Muammar Gadaffi.

Nato’s Libya attack fits an old familiar pattern
Morning Star Yesterday at 14:05
In light of events unfolding in Libya, there strikes me as being a pattern emerging with regards to the conduct of the US government and its Nato allies.

Intermission: A remaining realm of American excellence
The Wild Wild Left – Front Page Yesterday at 14:05
When President Obama announced the killing of Osama bin Laden on the evening of May 1, he said something which I found so striking at the time and still do: ‘tonight, we are once again reminded that America can do whatever we set our mind to.

VIDEO: Did this man shoot Gaddafi?
BBC News Yesterday at 13:48
The BBC’s John Leyne reports on amateur video footage that claims to show the person who shot Col Gaddafi celebrating with fellow soldiers after the former Libyan leaders’ death.

Libya: Fathers, Sons, Brothers Protect Against Foreign Invasion
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Yesterday at 13:01
Libya: Fathers, Sons, Brothers Protect Against Foreign Invasion
How the enforcers of the corporate entity instill fear in the revolution against tyranny.

Gaddafi died from gunshot wound – autopsy Yesterday at 12:31
Forensic doctors confirm Libyan ex-leader died of a gunshot wound to the head after they performed an autopsy on his body. A deal has been made to hand over the body to Gaddafi’s tribe.

John Pilger: The Son of Africa claims continent’s crown jewels
Green Left Weekly issue #782 Yesterday at 11:47Sun, 23/10/2011 By John Pilger
United States President Barack Obama announced on October 14 that he was sending US special forces troops to Uganda to join the civil war there.

Libya image ‘stained’ – Hammond
BBC News Yesterday at 11:45
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond says the Libyan government’s reputation has been ‘stained’ by the killing of former leader Muammar Gaddafi.

VIDEO: Jibril on why he is standing down
BBC News Yesterday at 11:25
The head of Libya’s National Transitional Council, Mahmoud Jibril, has called Libya a model for the Arab Spring.

Libya: Liberation plans Yesterday at 10:57
Libya is about to get a new national holiday. The country’s new leaders are set to officially announce Libya’s liberation and victory over Gaddafi’s regime on Sunday.

Gaddafi Death: A Bullet to the Head is the Culmination of NATO’s Criminal War by Finian Cunningham
Dandelion Salad Yesterday at 07:34
by Finian Cunningham Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Ethiopia 22 October 2011 The shocking images of Muammar Gaddafi being hauled while dazed, confused and blood-soaked on to the back of a pick-up truck by gun-toting opposition fighters cannot disguise the awful reality – the Libyan leader was lynched on the street, executed in a squalid form […]

Libya to Form Interim Government within 8 Months
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 05:52

NATO Chief Sets Preliminary End of Libya Mission on Oct. 31
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 05:50

U.S. & Gullible Americans Celebrate Apparent Fortunes of Al Qaeda in Libya
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Yesterday at 12:51

Libyan PM ‘wanted Gaddafi alive’
BBC News Yesterday at 03:01
Libyan acting PM Mahmoud Jibril tells the BBC he wished Col Gaddafi was alive to be tried, as the new leadership is set to declare Libya liberated.

VIDEO: Libyan spy chief tracked to Qatar
BBC News Yesterday at 00:27
The BBC’s Panorama programme tracked Libya’s former chief of spies to Qatar to confront him with allegations that he personally tortured political prisoners.

Libya spy chief in torture claim
BBC News Yesterday at 00:21
Fresh allegations against Libya ex-spy chief Moussa Koussa

The ‘rebel’ assassination of Muammar Gaddafi: a NATO operation from A to Z
empirestrikesblack 22/10/2011 at 22:16 by Martin Iqbal.
Muammar Gaddafi – revolutionary leader of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya – was assassinated on Thursday 20 October, 2011, in the Libyan city of Sirte. The precise circumstances surrounding his death have been clouded with mystery and contradicting reports, but the media consensus is that NATO’s ‘rebel’ stooges captured and killed him.

Libya NTC head Jalil pledges to uphold Islamic law
MISRATA, Libya — Libya’s transitional leader has declared liberation of the country, three days after the death of its leader of four decades, Moammar Gadhafi. Mustafa Abdul-Jalil also told thousands of supporters at a ceremony on Sunday that Islamic …

Interim Government Declares Libya Liberated
Wall Street Journal
By MARGARET COKER TRIPOLI, Libya—Libya’s interim governing authority formally announced the North African country liberated from the slain strongman Moammar Gadhafi and began to officially set out a more-detailed political process to help Libya …

As Libya Takes Stock, Muammar Gaddafi’s Hidden Riches Astound
Huffington Post
By Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times Reporting from Washington — Moammar Kadafi secretly salted away more than $200 billion in bank accounts, real estate and corporate investments around the world before he was killed, about $30000 for every Libyan …

Libya image ‘stained’ – Hammond
BBC News
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has said the new Libyan government’s reputation has been “a little bit stained” by the killing of Col Gaddafi. Mr Hammond expressed disappointment that the former leader was killed before he faced justice in court. …

McCain talks about military options in Syria
Washington Post
said Sunday that military action to protect civilians in Syria might be considered now that NATO’s air campaign in Libya is ending. However, President Obama’s administration has made clear it has no appetite for military intervention in Syria — a …

FP Passport: Libya’s new leader declares an Islamic state
Foreign Policy (blog)
In February, when Libya erupted in spontaneous protests that quickly turned into an armed revolt, Muammar al-Qaddafi and his son Seif al-Islam had a ready response: This was an al Qaeda-backed uprising, a plot to install “Islamic emirates” paying …

Newspapers multiply as Libya enjoys press freedom
By Jessica Donati TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Some 200 independent publications have sprung up in Libya since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, and newsagents say clients leave their shops with armfuls of papers to ensure they do not miss any news. …

For many Africans, Libya’s tyrant was heroic leader and benefactor
Sydney Morning Herald
NAIROBI: While Libya’s rebels and many Western nations welcomed the end of the country’s long and brutal dictatorship, many sub-Saharan Africans are mourning the death of Muammar Gaddafi, celebrated as much for his largesse as for his willingness to …

Mortars, tanks, quiet now at Libya’s “war museum”
By Tim Gaynor MISRATA, Libya, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Gazing out over an ad hoc collection of tanks, mortars and Molotov cocktails seized in fierce fighting against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, Mokhtar Ahmed was ecstatic. …

Libya leadership ‘stained’ by Kadhafi killing: Britain | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
LONDON — Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday that the reputation of Libya’s new leaders had been “stained” by the killing of ousted dictator Moamer Kadhafi. Hammond said he would like to see an investigation into the …

Turkey: Gaddafi’s Death A ‘Turning Point’ For Libya
By SETimes
By Alakbar Raufoglufor Moammar Gaddafi was the third of the region’s leaders to be ousted by his own people in nine months, but the first to meet a blo.

Libya ‘liberated’, says NTC vice chairman
By alexsamade
BENGHAZI (AFP) – National Transitional Council vice chairman Abdel Hafiz Ghoga on Sunday announced Libya “liberated”, at a huge rally in the eastern city of Benghazi, where the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi was launched eight …

Libya’s new leaders to declare liberation today – World News – IBNLive
Libya’s new leaders will declare liberation on Sunday, officials said, a move that will start the clock for elections after months of bloodshed that culminated in the death of longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Qaddafi Dies in Libya, Marking an Era’s Violent End –
Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi was killed Thursday as fighters battling the vestiges of his fallen regime took control of his hometown of Surt after a prolonged struggle …

Libyan Dictator Moammar Gadhafi Is Dead, Libya’s Prime Minister …
Read ‘Libyan Dictator Moammar Gadhafi Is Dead, Libya’s Prime Minister Says’
on Yahoo! News. Gadhafi Terrorized Libya and the World for 42 Years.

Libya rejoices at Moammar Kadafi’s death – Los Angeles Times
The spectacle of Moammar Kadafi’s capture at the mouth of a drain pipe and death in the custody of those he long oppressed thrilled Libyans but left a sense of …

Libya: UN human rights office calls for probe into Qadhafi’s death
The United Nations human rights office today called for a probe into Muammar Qadhafi’s death to determine whether he was killed during fighting or after his …

Gaddafi killed in hometown – LIBYA – FRANCE 24
Libya’s interim leaders have confirmed the death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in his hometown of Sirte, saying the “liberation of the country” is now complete.

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