Libya Newslinks 31 October 2011

31 October 2011 —

Extrajudicial Assassinations in Libya Today at 16:47
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

NATO chief makes unannounced visit to Libya
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 13:16

Libyan militia ‘terrorise’ town
BBC News Today at 12:23
Militias from the Libyan city of Misrata are ‘terrorising’ displaced residents of the town of Tawargha over their alleged loyalty to Muammar Gaddafi, Human Rights Watch says.

NATO settles down in Libya
Asia Times Online Today at 11:00
The Libyan experience is the first test case of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s new ‘strategic concept’, which turned the alliance into a new international security presence capable and willing to intervene in global ‘hotspots’ with or without a mandate from the United Nations. Thus, while technically NATO operations cease on October 31, nothing actually changes on the ground. – M K Bhadrakumar (Oct 31, ’11)

Disorder the order of the day in Gaza
Asia Times Online Today at 11:00
It seems that the weekend flare-up in the area of the Gaza Strip, which claimed the lives of at least 14 people, is largely over or will be over within days. As a whole, though, Gaza and southern Israel have been destabilized by the chaos in the Sinai Peninsula following the Arab Spring, partly an effect of internal Egyptian instability, and partly due to a massive inflow of arms from Libya. – Victor Kotsev (Oct 31, ’11)

Ghana: Jamahiriya supports Kwame Nkrumah’s vision
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Today at 09:50

Libya practiced what it preached about Pan-Africanism and imperialism/finance monopoly capitalism struck back.

NATO leaving Libya for good or ill Today at 09:18
After seven months, NATO’s mission over Libya is winding up on Monday, despite calls from the interim leadership for the operation to continue.

Libya: NATO’s war feeds ugly violence
Green Left Weekly issue #782 Today at 09:09
Mon, 31/10/2011
By Tony Iltis
The October 23 declaration of Libya’s ‘liberation’ by the National Transitional Council (NTC), the de-facto government since taking Tripoli from former dictator Muammar Gaddafi on August 21, was a showcase victory for the West’s vision of how the Arab democratic awakening should progress.

Libya: War Without End
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Today at 08:19
The views expressed herein are the views of the Mathaba Author and Analyst.

Looted Libyan treasure ‘in Egypt’
BBC News Today at 08:02
A collection of ancient coins known as the Treasure of Benghazi, looted during the Libyan uprising, might have turned up in Egypt, the transitional council says.

The Top Ten Myths in the War Against Libya
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Today at 06:55
This analysis piece is the views and research of the author, and not of Mathaba. Thus, for example, the status of Muammar Qaddafi is the view or conclusion of the author, and not of Mathaba.

NATO Libya operation officially called off today
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 06:18

Mathaba Reader Comments on Libya News and Views
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Today at 04:21
Just a random selection of a few comments from the many hundreds of comments daily

Gaddafi gold-for-oil, dollar-doom plans behind Libya ‘mission’?

Nato set to finish Libya mission
BBC News Today at 00:50
Nato’s mission over Libya is set to end after more than seven months, despite calls from the National Transitional Council for the operation to continue.

Occupy The World… And The Values Revolution! By Gary Corseri
By Gary Corseri Featured Writer Dandelion Salad 29 October 2011 Last week, Barbara ‘wah-wah’ Walters—thank you, Gilda Radner!—was trotted in front of ABC’s Evening News cameras to assure those familes still chowing down that the brutal, disgusting, illegal, savage beating, sodomization and execution of Libyan ‘dictator’ Gaddafi was… understandable… because, he was ‘crazy.’

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