Libya Newslinks 3 March 2012

3 March


Freed of Gadhafi, Libya’s instability only deepens

The Associated Press

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A large map of Libya hangs on the wall in the home of Idris al-Rahel, with a line down the middle dividing the country in half. Al-Rahel, a former army officer, leads a movement to declare semiautonomy in eastern Libya, …


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NATO’s Double Game In Libya Under UN Cover Revealed By Akhtar Jamal

20 February 2012 — NATO’s Double Game In Libya Under UN Cover Revealed – Pakistan Observer

NATO double game in Libya under UN cover revealed
Suitcase size drones played decisive role

Islamabad: A Canadian newspaper has revealed an account of NATO’s double-game in Libya and disclosed how the NATO countries collaborated with each other to topple the Libyan regime and secretly supplied most sophisticated weapons and drones to Libyan rebels.

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Libya Newslinks 17 February 2012: Gays threaten the future of the human race says Libyan UN delegate

17 February

There are fifteen stories in today’s links, most from the MSM and twelve of the fifteen stories (some are essentially duplicates viz Business Week and TIME) have essentially the same headline: ‘A year after revolt, Libya mired in factional fighting’, or words to that effect. Predictably the BBC and Sky News headlines make no mention of this though the BBC does mention that militias roam unimpeded but ‘balances’ that with some PR from the White House about how the new ‘government will do something about “protect[ing] the rights of all the Libyan people”. The Sky News piece is all fireworks and a promise to do something about it as well (and one wouldn’t expect anything else from the Tripoli Post except fireworks). The final (and only) mention of the subject is about the outburst by the Libyan delegate to the UN alleging that ‘Gays threaten the continuation of the human race‘. I rest my case.

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The Arab Winter: Violence from a US-backed Egyptian military junta By Patrick Henningsen

21 December 2011 — Global Research

Now that the Arab Spring has come and gone, one of the features of the new Arab Winter is watching how a US/UK-backed brutal Egyptian military dictatorship has become increasingly more violent towards its own pro-reform, unarmed citizens.

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Libya Newslinks 30 November 2011

30 November 2011 —

Qaddafi’s Daughter Urges Libyans to Topple Interim Government
Fox News
Libya’s new leaders, who received the backing of the US, France, Britain and other countries in their fight against Qaddafi, appear eager to assure the world of their commitment to democracy and human rights. Interior Minister Fawzy Abdul-Ali …

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Libya Newslinks 19 November 2011

19 November 2011 —

Qaddafi son Saif caught in S. Libya
CBS News
Free Libya TV broadcast an image said to be Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam after his arrest in the south of Libya, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. (CBS) Muammar Qaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam — the only wanted member of the ousted ruling family to remain …

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Wikileaks Newslinks 28 October 2011

28 October 2011 —

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to learn fate of extradition fight in …
Washington Post
LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will learn next week of the verdict in his fight against his extradition to Sweden to answer allegations of sexual misconduct, the organization said Thursday. WikiLeaks staffer Joseph Farrell said that …

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 21 October, 2011: Israeli military and Zionists ambush olive harvest in Beit Furik

21 October 2011 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Resident Kidnapped In Bil’in, Dozens Treated For Effects of Teargas Inhalation
IMEMC – Saturday October 22, 2011 – 02:31, Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and settlements, in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and kidnapped one resident; dozens were treated for the effects of teargas inhalation.

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Libya Newslinks 21 October 2011: Latest

21 October 2011 —

Libyan Leaders Appear to Differ Over Qaddafi Burial
New York Times
By KAREEM FAHIM and RICK GLADSTONE MISURATA, Libya — Euphoria in Libya over the death of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi was tempered on Friday by frictions and confusion over where and when to bury the former strongman, as well as a formal request by the …

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 20 October, 2011: Oxfam: Settlers cost Palestinian farmers over $500,000 this harvest

20 October 2011 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Erekat: Israel is responsible for collapsing of peace process
IMEMC – Thursday October 20, 2011 – 18:55, Dr. Saeb Erekat, member of the central committee of Fatah Movement and Palestinian negotiation chief, held a meeting with the Portuguese former president, Goerge Sambouo, top representative of UN-debate among civilizations, the Palestinian News Agency, Maan, reported earlier on Thursday.

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The End of History: Now that the CIA’s proxy army has murdered Gadhafi, what next for Libya? By Paul Craig Roberts

21 October 2011 — Global Research – The End of History: Now that the CIA’s proxy army has murdered Gadhafi, what next for Libya?

If Washington’s plans succeed, Libya will become another American puppet state. Most of the cities, towns, and infrastructure have been destroyed by air strikes by the air forces of the US and Washington’s NATO puppets. US and European firms will now get juicy contracts, financed by US taxpayers, to rebuild Libya. The new real estate will be carefully allocated to lubricate a new ruling class picked by Washington. This will put Libya firmly under Washington’s thumb.

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Libya Newslinks 20 October 2011: Latest

20 October 2011 —

Libya’s Gaddafi caught hiding like a “rat”
By Tim Gaynor and Taha Zargoun SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi called the rebels who rose up against his 42-years of one-man rule “rats,” but in the end it was he who was captured cowering in a drainage pipe full of rubbish and filth. …

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Libya Newslinks 7 October 2011

7 October 2011 —

Libyan Fighters Assault Main Qaddafi Base in Sirte
Fox News
AP Libyan revolutionary fighters exchange RPG firing positions, while attacking pro-Qaddafi forces inside the Ouagadougou conference center of Sirte, Libya, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011. SIRTE, Libya — Revolutionary fighters on Friday assaulted a convention …

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M of A – NATO To Intervene In Libya’s Multi-sided Civil War

7 October 2011 — Moon of Alabama

It was utterly predictable that the war in Libya would not be over even if Gaddhafi would be pushed away. The various fractions of the rebels could always be expected to start fighting over the loot. Frankly – why shouldn’t they? This is happening now and NATO is preparing to go into Libya to clean up the mess the three stooges, Obama, Sarkozy and Cameron, created. Continue reading

Dmitri Sedov – In and Around Libya

15 September 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The sliding of the civil war in Libya into a new phase tilted considerably the balance of forces in the country. Some of Gadhafi’s supporters continue to mount stiff resistance in Bani Walid, Siret, and Sabha and at least so far manage to keep attackers out of the strongholds. A few days ago they even launched an offensive against a refinery sited in the Mediterranean city of Ras Lanuf.

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Libya Newslinks 14-15 September 2011

15 September 2011 —

15 September 2011

NATO’s client regime in Libya confronts divisions as military offensives stall
World Socialist Web Site Today at 14:07
The fragility of the new regime in Tripoli was underscored by its announcement yesterday that it would remain in Benghazi until after the seizure of the remaining pro-Gaddafi strongholds. Continue reading