Libya Newslinks 15-21 December 2011: US and Client States Used Weapons of Mass Destruction on Libya

21 December 2011 —

21 December 2011
US and Client States Used Weapons of Mass Destruction on Libya
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Today at 08:43
Each of these may have carried 3.41 kilograms of depleted uranium.

In Libya, death and disappearance still stalk the land Today at 07:38
People are vanishing in broad daylight in Libya, as the country’s new rulers continue to settle accounts with their opponents. Widespread insecurity means the families of the kidnapped can do no more than hope that…

Libya: Reporting War Crimes AFTER the Facts by Finian Cunningham
Dandelion Salad Today at 00:23
by Finian Cunningham Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Ethiopia 20 December 2011 Nearly two months after NATO warplanes ended their bombing campaign in Libya, the New York Times has now published ‘an investigation’ by its staff writers that purports to show that ‘civilians were killed in several distinct attacks’ [1]. The so-called ‘paper of record’ goes […]

20 December 2011
Libya: New York Times Drip Feeds Truth on NATO’s Civilian Atrocities Yesterday at 17:27
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Libyan government praised by UN
Morning Star Yesterday at 17:04
Libya’s Western-installed government was praised today by a United Nations human rights panel despite continued reports of torture and detention without trial in the country.

Russia urges NATO to investigate Libyan deaths Yesterday at 08:47
NATO officials claim the military bloc was not responsible for a single civilian casualty during its seven-month bombing campaign in Libya. Moscow is skeptical and is calling for an investigation, with the help of the…”

Russia’s UN envoy urges probe into NATO’s attacks on Libyans – TV
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 06:37

19 December 2011
Now It Can Be Told: Libyan Civilian Deaths

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting 19/12/2011 at 16:57
The Sunday New York Times (12/18/11) featured a powerful investigation of civilian casualties resulting from the NATO war in Libya–casualties that, to hear NATO officials tell it, maybe don’t even exist.

Britain in dock over rendition
Morning Star 19/12/2011 at 16:53
A Libyan rebel leader has announced he is to sue the British government over its alleged role in the illegal rendition of both him and his pregnant wife to Libya in 2004.

Libyan military leader to sue UK
BBC News 19/12/2011 at 12:53
Libyan military leader Abdel Hakim Belhaj is suing the UK government over his rendition and torture by Gaddafi regime.

Libya faces uncertainties in reconstruction despite efforts of interim gov’t
Strategic Culture Foundation 19/12/2011 at 02:31

Return to Sorman – Anatomy of a NATO war crime by Franklin Lamb
Dandelion Salad 19/12/2011 at 02:07
by Franklin Lamb Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Sorman, Libya December 29, 2011 It was a warm early Monday morning along the Libyan coast on June 20, 2011. At approximately 0200 GMT the next day in NATO Headquarters in Brussels and 30 minutes later in its media center in Naples, staffers finished tabulating NATO’s 92nd day of […]

18 December 2011
Turkish companies to play key role in Libya’s reconstruction, says NTC head

Strategic Culture Foundation 18/12/2011 at 02:35

17 December 2011
Pentagon chief visits new Libya

BBC News 17/12/2011 at 09:56
US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta is in Libya to meet its new government, hours after a UN decision to lift sanctions on the country’s central bank.

United States lifts sanctions against Libya
Strategic Culture Foundation 17/12/2011 at 07:06

UK greets end of Libya sanctions
BBC News 17/12/2011 at 01:58
Foreign Secretary William Hague says the lifting of UN sanctions ‘marks another significant moment in Libya’s transition’.

UN lifts Libyan banks sanctions
BBC News 17/12/2011 at 01:31
The UN Security Council lifts sanctions on Libya’s central bank to ease a cash crisis in the post-Gaddafi country, diplomats say.

Going home to the new Libya
BBC News 17/12/2011 at 00:53
The BBC’s Tarik Kafala returns to the Libya of his childhood

16 December 2011
ICC ‘suspects’ Gaddafi’s death was war crime 16/12/2011 at 11:00
The ICC suspects the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was a war crime. The international court’s chief prosecutor says there were strong indications he was killed in custody.

Gaddafi death ‘may be war crime’
BBC News 16/12/2011 at 07:13
Former Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi’s killing may have been a war crime, says the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor.

The imprisonment and mistreatment of Libyan citizen Ahmad Ibrahim by NTC forces
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) 16/12/2011 at 05:01
Intellectual Dr Ahmad Ibrahim, author of the best explanation of the concept of `revolutionary organization` in the Third Universal Theory, and former General Secretary of the Libyan General People’s Committee for Education, is being held by the Australian-US-European supported racist ‘National Transitional Council’ rebels

15 December 2011
The Justification to Wage War: Libya and UN Security Resolution 1973 15/12/2011 at 19:17
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Italy to renew pact on Libya ties
BBC News 15/12/2011 at 16:19
Italy and Libya will revive a 2008 ‘friendship treaty’, suspended during hostilities earlier this year, their leaders say after talks in Rome.

Putin Lashes Out At McCain Over Libya-Russia Parallel 15/12/2011 at 15:00
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Gaddafi and Libya: a young American’s rant
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) 14/12/2011 at 22:09
A young American speaks out against the Western war on Libya and the mainstream media which portrayed Gaddafi as a cruel dictator who was ‘killing his own people’. Warning: For those sensitive to language, especially the ‘F-word’, perhaps you should understand that the Libyan people have had to endure way more than bad or angry words.

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