Libya Newslinks 21-22 November 2011

22 November 2011 —

22 November 2011
Declaration of Solidarity: The struggle for a Free Libya continues
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Today at 18:01
The legal Libyan Jamahiriya leadership is deeply ingrained in the people, because the people are the legal leadership themselves.

Gaddafi’s son captured in Libya
World Socialist Web Site Today at 16:03
The capture of Saif al Islam has raised the spectre of a drawn-out criminal trial in The Hague, with embarrassing details emerging of the intimate ties between the Gaddafi regime and Western powers.

Government, Parliament and military forces of Sweden reported for war crimes in Libya
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Today at 14:01
Report on serious offences subject to public prosecution including violations of international law, genocide, terrorism and financing of terrorism.

Libya due to name new government
BBC News Today at 02:54
Libya’s interim authorities are due to name a new cabinet, which is tasked with overseeing the first elections since Col Gaddafi was overthrown.

Wadah Khanfar, Al-Jazeera and the Triumph of Televised Propaganda
empirestrikesblack Today at 01:34
by Thierry Meyssan, 26 September, 2011.
Al-Jazeera – the Qatari news channel that in the space of 15 years established itself in the Arab world as an innovative news outlet – suddenly embarked in a vast intoxication campaign to overthrow the regimes of Libya and Syria through any means. As demonstrated by Thierry Meyssan, this was not a conjunctural shift but one that was planned long in advance by individuals who shrewdly concealed their personal interests to the public. Revelations follow …

Libya Given Go-Ahead by ICC to Try Seif
Tripoli Post
The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Campo Tuesday had talks in Libya with the country’s national Transitional Council and is reported to have agreed that Libya should be given the chance to put former Libyan dictator …

For Women in Libya, a Long Road to Rights
New York Times
By SOUAD MEKHENNET TRIPOLI, LIBYA — The women of Libya are at a stage
between hopes for more rights and fears about the possibility of civil war.
After the overthrow of the regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, women are
voicing their hopes for bigger …

Libya rulers have no proof of Senussi arrest: Rice
BENGHAZI, Libya — Libya’s new rulers have no proof of the arrest of
Moamer Kadhafi’s spymaster Abdullah al-Senussi, the US envoy to the United
Nations, Susan Rice, said on Tuesday. “At that stage they were not able to
confirm that Senussi was in …

PM on Libyan Cabinet: Skills, not politics
TRIPOLI, Libya, Nov. 22 (UPI) — Libyan cabinet members will be picked for
competence, not politics, Libya’s prime minister and Susan Rice, the US
ambassador to the United Nations, said. “We will use competence as a basic
measure, and this way we will …

Shell Cargoes Helped to Boost Libyan Crude Exports 21% This Week
By Isaac Arnsdorf – Tue Nov 22 16:56:26 GMT 2011 Royal Dutch Shell Plc
(RDSA) booked two tankers to load crude oil in Libya this week, helping
total exports advance 21 percent from last week, according to data from
Poten & Partners and Optima …

Libya: Saif Gaddafi warns captors about Islamist leaders in new video
Shot on the day of his capture, the new video shows Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
smiling with his captors before issuing them a strong warning about Libya’s
new radical leaders and the risk of internal divisions. New footage of Saif
al-Islam Gaddafi’s first …

Independent Libya Foundation (ILF) President, Basit Igtet Is Joined by …
MarketWatch (press release)
PARIS and BENGHAZI, Libya, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The
Independent Libya Foundation, which was founded to support the resistance
movement in Libya, is now moving into the second phase of its mission
statement after the successful …

More questions than answers about NATO’s Libya role
Deutsche Welle
The reasons and the consequences behind NATO’s bombing on the Libyan town
of Majer still remain unclear three months on. Deutsche Welle visited the
scene of one of the darkest episodes in Libya’s war. Ali Ahmed welcomes us
into a makeshift funeral …,,15548186,00.html

Whiff of mustard in new US allegations on Iran
The discovery of a stockpile of shells tipped with highly toxic mustard gas
was reported by rebel fighters in Libya. The Washington Post cites a number
of sources as saying, that while the chemical itself was produced locally,
the shells must have been …

Libya returnees getting back job
Daily Star Online
Thirty-eight Bangladeshi workers will fly for Libya today, as the war-torn
country starts recruiting overseas workers after a pause of eight months.
An Italian company is recruiting these workers, Expatriates’ Welfare and
Overseas Employment Minister …

Libya appoints new defence minister – News – Mail & Guardian Online
Libya’s National Transitional Council has appointed the commander whose
forces captured Muammar Gaddafi’s son at the weekend as new defence

Saeb El Kasm: Rebuilding Libya
By Saeb El Kasm
Along with a record of overwhelming human rights abuses, Gaddafi left his
people with a country rife with corruption, poverty and severe internal

JURIST – Paper Chase: ICC prosecutor in Libya to discuss trials of …
By Jaimie Cremeans
JURIST – Paper Chase: ICC prosecutor in Libya to discuss trials of
Gaddafi’s son, intelligence chief.

Libya PM Vows New Cabinet on Tuesday — News from
By Jason Ditz
Following months of disputes among the various factions within the National
Transitional Council, Libyan NTC Prime Minister Abdurrahim ElKeib says he
will unveil a new cabinet on Tuesday. Then-Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril
initially …

International court: Libya can try Gadhafi’s son | The Associated …
By The Associated Press
The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor says Libya can put Moammar
Gadhafi’s son and one-time heir apparent on trial at home, but The Hague
court will help and its judges must be involved. Luis Moreno-Ocampo was in
Tripoli on …

Libya – News from The Associated Press
ZINTAN, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi’s captured intelligence chief is
being held at a highly secret location deep in Libya’s southern desert
because of …

Libya, Egypt and Syria all face an uncertain future | Ian Black | World …
The Arab uprisings are still unfolding and no one can predict how each
country’s story will end.

21 November 2011

Libya – what is the truth today?
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Yesterday at 22:01
Photo: ‘Unarmed’ civilians needing protection, or a gang of heavily armed terrorists?

Ghanaian President Attah Mills: It is Time for Africa to Flex its Muscles
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Yesterday at 18:01
Ghanaian President Attah Mills: It is Time for Africa to Flex its Muscles
Mills: Africa must Unite and handle its own affairs. Mills is criticized for recognizing the Libya NATO-rebels and not doing anything to support the Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, seen by Africans as a resistance hero who made Libya the most wealthy state in Africa, and loved for having shared with the entire continent keeping imperialist kleptomaniacs at bay.

Craig Murray Yesterday at 11:20
Having through military force assisted in the overthrow of Colonel Gadaffi, the British government cannot absolve itself of responsibility for the fate of Seif al-Islam, and for ensuring that he is neither tortured nor killed. The government of Libya is legally within its rights in trying him in Libya rather than at ICC, provided the trial covers the charges before the ICC. The evidence of Seif al-Islam’s guilt of war crimes is not immediately apparent. Certainly the charge of hiring mercenaries on one side of the civil war rather pales in comparison to the devastation wreaked by NATO in bombing cities on the other.

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