Libya Newslinks 1-4 November 2011

4 November 2011 —

4 November 2011
THE ROVING EYE : Fear and loathing in the Cannes debt festival
Asia Times Online Today at 11:00
After posing as the Great Liberator of Libya, French President Nicolas Sarkozy thought this week’s Cannes Group of 20 summit would crown his Napoleonic ambitions. Instead, the Greeks made the (invisible) God of the Market angrier than Zeus and more psychotic than a German chancellor. All eyes are on China, but the Middle Kingdom’s generosity carries a hefty price tag – European exceptionalism itself. – Pepe Escobar (Nov 4, ’11)

The Libya I Once Knew
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Today at 10:01
Nelson Mandela and Muammar Gaddafi.

‘ICC must investigate all aspects of Libyan conflict’ Today at 04:16
The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court says an investigation will be launched into war crimes allegedly committed by NATO in Libya. Alliance members will be investigated alongside former rebels and Gaddafi…

3 November 2011
Libya: Tombs of Muammar Gaddafi’s relatives desecrated

Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Yesterday at 19:01
The tomb of Gaddafi’s mother has been damaged the most.

VIDEO: Libya treasure stolen from museum
BBC News Yesterday at 17:40
Thousands of priceless Libyan artefacts have been stolen or damaged during the battle to overthrow Colonel Gaddafi.

New Libyan “PM” is Big-Oil Goon
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Yesterday at 16:01
Meanwhile, rebels turn guns on each other turning Tripoli into a war zone, again.

“Islamists” on Probation: Western Reaction to Tunisian Elections
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 15:00
Following Tunisia’s first fair and free elections on October 27, the Western media responded with a characteristic sense of fear and alarm. For many, it seemed that the ghost of the Islamic menace was back to haunt ‘Western values’ throughout the Arab world. The narrative employed by media outlets was no more than cleverly disguised Islamophobia, masquerading as genuine concern for democracy and the welfare of women and minority groups.

Syria: Amnesty International, Regime Change and an Ambassador
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 15:00
Absolutism, tempered by assassination.
— Ernst Munster, 1766-1839
Oh, well!  Time to move on, folks.  Nothing to see here. Now there is an oil man, who spent many years in the United States, shoed in as ‘interim Prime Minister’ in Libya.  It’s time to go a-toppling again.

Depths Of Bloody Chaos: West’s Violent “Democratization” Of Libya May Lead To New, Worse Civil War Yesterday at 13:39
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

The Lynching of Libya Yesterday at 13:30
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

New Libyan prime minister installed by NATO-backed regime
World Socialist Web Site Yesterday at 12:56
The main qualification of the relatively unknown Abdurrahim al-Keib for office is his acceptability to the NATO powers that waged a predatory war to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

NATO faces ICC war crimes probe Yesterday at 09:04
The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) says his office will investigate alleged crimes committed by NATO during the civil war and intervention in Libya along with those of the Gaddafi regime and the..”

2 November 2011
Gaddafi son Saif ‘trying to flee’

BBC News 02/11/2011 at 21:08
International prosecutors say Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, may be trying to flee Libya with the help of mercenaries.

Mahmoud Jibril and Qaddafi’s Wealth Redistribution Project
The Greanville Post 02/11/2011 at 19:51
Mahmoud Jibril and Qaddafi’s Wealth Redistribution Project
Mahdi Darius Nazemraoya’s Fourth of Four Installments
from Cynthia McKinney
‘The Wealth Redistribution Project, was viewed as a very serious threat by the U.S., the E.U., and a group of corrupt Libyan officials.’

US and NATO are jubilant over the spoils of war in Libya – ILPS Chairperson Statement
BASICS news 02/11/2011 at 19:03
By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON – Sunday, 23 October
Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle

“Leadership” of the Free World
Dissident Voice 02/11/2011 at 15:02
The recent moves by the self-declared ‘leader of the free world’ are puerile to an extreme.
The vote to grant membership to Palestine in the United Nations cultural organization UNESCO was 107 votes in favor, 14 against, and 52 abstentions. The United States was one of the 14 votes against, demonstrating that it was only ‘leading’ a small group of nations.

New Alliance of Imperialist-Led States Plot Theft and Repression
Dissident Voice 02/11/2011 at 14:59
In the aftermath of the brutal assassination of Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi and the destruction of his hometown of Sirte, the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to end its so-called ‘No Fly Zone’ over this North African state. The Security Council voted during March to impose an arms embargo and the ‘No Fly Zone’ which resulted in a massive naval blockade and aerial bombardment that killed thousands and caused tens of billions in property damage.

Libya Recolonised under the Pretext of “Human Rights Violations” 02/11/2011 at 14:23
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

UN Calls on Libya to Check Proliferation of Arms
Strategic Culture Foundation02/11/2011 at 13:31

Obama’s Legacy of Shame

Westminster Hall debates: 1 November 2011
MPs publish report on unauthorised tapping or hacking of mobile communication s02/11/2011 at 12:24
MPs debate Regional Growth Fund, under-age drinking and UK relations with Libya

Western Mercenaries and Corporations Pouring Into Libya
Black Agenda Radio Commentaries 02/11/2011 at 12:22
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
Western mercenaries are flocking to Libya, to protect the hordes of western businessmen that have descended on the country. An historic crime becomes a ‘gold rush’ for those that destroyed the society’s infrastructure and covet her resources. ‘Libya’s nominal new rulers in the Transitional National Council are in a rush to sell off the nation’s birthright before they’ve even got it in their hands.’

New Libyan “PM” is Big-Oil Goon. Rebels Turn Guns on each other Turning Tripoli into a War Zone 02/11/2011 at 11:23
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

NATO settles down in Libya
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) 02/11/2011 at 10:01
NATO says it will ‘continue to monitor the situation in Libya and if needed continue to respond to ‘threats to civilians’.’

NATO declares formal end to criminal war on Libya
World Socialist Web Site 02/11/2011 at 08:53
NATO formally ended its seven-month predatory war against Libya at midnight Monday, having achieved its aim of regime change and opened up the country to unrestrained exploitation of its huge energy resources by Western oil companies.

Western allies of Libya’s torturers
Recent articles from 02/11/2011 at 05:00
It wasn’t so long ago that U.S. and British intelligence were helping Libyan dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi repress his enemies.

U.S.-educated professor is Libya’s new PM
Strategic Culture Foundation 02/11/2011 at 04:59

Libya to honor Russian contracts – PM
Strategic Culture Foundation 02/11/2011 at 04:40

John Cherian, “Next, Syria” 02/11/2011 at 03:50
Washington is openly supporting the opposition, dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, in its ongoing efforts to topple the government. It has roped in its regional allies — Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Qatar — to keep funds and arms flowing to the Syrian opposition.

Aijaz Ahmad, “Libya Recolonised” 02/11/2011 at 03:46
Dismantling of the welfare state — and privatisation and corporatisation of the national assets — is in fact the filthy underbelly of this human rights imperialism.

Out of control: NTC militias run amok in Libya 02/11/2011 at 02:12
Human rights groups say the number of revenge killings by revolutionary forces in Libya is escalating sharply. HRW suggests NTC fighters are terrorizing displaced residents of the coastal town of Tawergha for supporting…

1 November 2011
Diplomacy: `Leading from behind`

occupation magazine – articles 01/11/2011 at 23:59
Herb Keinon – Jerusalem Post – Is Obama using same approach he employed in Libya by letting Quartet do the hard work in peace process? Leading from behind is ‘the empowerment of other actors to do your bidding.’

Washington’s Black Ops against Iran
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) 01/11/2011 at 22:01
Isn’t it paradoxical that Jundullah, a terrorist group and an offshoot of al-Qaeda, is directly funded by the US government? The same thing in Libya. The so-called West is the creator, sponsor and maintainer of heretic terrorist groups, Yet the Iranian government has not sided with the Libyan people but has also given moral support to the terrorists there.

Libya: Treasure of Benghazi Stolen 01/11/2011 at 21:10
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Al Qaeda Plants Its Flag In Libya
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) 01/11/2011 at 19:01
Both the rebel flag and the flag of al Qaeda are atop Benghazi’s courthouse.

RAF bombers return home after Libya carnage
Morning Star 01/11/2011 at 17:10
Tornado aircrews arrived back on British soil today after participating in the months-long bombing crusade to remove Muammar Gadaffi’s government in Libya.

‘We won’t let Syria become 2nd Libya’ – Russian FM 01/11/2011 at 13:18
Russia will not allow the repetition of the Libyan scenario in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said after a meeting with the Co-operation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf in Abu-Dhabi.

Appeal of Tuareg leader to Tuareg and Libyan Tribes
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) 01/11/2011 at 13:01
Appeal of Tuareg tribe to all Libyan tribes

As NATO Ends Libyan Bombing Campaign, Is the U.S. Seeking Greater Military Control of Africa?
Democracy Now! 01/11/2011 at 12:26
NATO ended its bombing campaign in Libya on Monday. Over the past seven months, NATO aircraft conducted more than 26,500 sorties, including 9,700 strike missions.

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