‘New’ Libya to be ruled by Islamic law, polygamy permitted

24 October 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Islamic sharia law will prevail in liberated Libya and any existing laws that contradict it will be abolished, National Transitional Council leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil said on Monday.

‘As an Islamic country, we have adopted sharia as the principal law,’ Abdel Jalil said at a ceremony in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Libya’s transitional government on Sunday declared national liberation.

Jalil cited as an example the law on marriage. Under deposed leader Moammer Gaddafi, who was killed on Thursday in unclear circumstances, polygamy was banned.

‘As an example is the law on divorce and marriage … This law is contrary to sharia and it has been scrapped,’ Jalil said.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 1-21 October 2011: Pakistan / UK / Russia-China / India

22 October 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Can the US “contain” Pakistan?
21.10.2011 | 00:00 | Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR
…The US’s expectation would be that the kaleidoscope of US’s ties with Pakistan can always be tilted once the Washington-Kabul strategic agreement and the NATO summit in Chicago in May go through, irrevocably establishing the western military presence in Afghanistan. Precipitating a crisis in the relationship with Pakistan at this juncture becomes a geopolitical necessity for the US despite its apparent madness. It is a dangerous game. 

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New a Strategic Culture Foundation 7-15 July 2011: Afghanistan / Syria / India / USA / Tunisia /

16 July 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The Wali Karzai Assassination and Its Consequences

15.07.2011 | 12:00 | Najmuddin A. SHAIKH
What is not contested is that Ahmad Wali’s untimely death will add another layer of high uncertainty to the political and administrative turbulence that now prevails in Afghanistan. Ahmad Wali was indisputably, from the Afghan perspective, the master of all he surveyed not only in Kandahar but also in much of Southern Afghanistan. From the American perspective Wali was always a favourite of the CIA having been on their payroll from early on and the man they depended on for providing safe houses, security guards and intelligence on Al-Qaeda and the Taliban…

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NATO’s “Alternate Universe” in Libya By Wayne Madsen

8 June 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The Pentagon and its NATO partners are engaged in one of the most obvious and intensive propaganda ploys in their military operations against Libya since the days leading up to the ‘Coalition of the Willing’ attack on Iraq. Suggestions that the government of Muammar Qaddafi is on its last legs and that life in Tripoli has drawn to a standstill as a result of the NATO bombing campaign are not based on reality, as any unbiased observer who has recently been in Tripoli, has witnessed…

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NATO airstrikes kill 19 civilians in Tripoli – Libyan TV

25 May 2011 — RIA Novosti

NATO airstrikes on Libyan capital, Tripoli, killed at least 19 civilians over the past 24 hours, the Libyan state television reported.

NATO warplanes stepped up their bombing of government facilities in Tripoli on Tuesday in an attempt to speed up the ouster of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

‘Nineteen civilians were killed and 150 were injured as a result of NATO strikes on Tripoli and its environs,’ the Jamahiriya television reported late on Tuesday.

NATO said in a statement that the airstrikes targeted exclusively military facilities and weaponry that Gaddafi regime uses to ‘harm the Libyan people.’

The revolt, which began in mid-February in Libya against Gaddafi’s forty-year rule, has already claimed thousands of lives, with Gaddafi’s troops maintaining their combat capabilities despite NATO airstrikes against them.

Fourteen of the 28 NATO countries are taking part in the operation Unified Protector in Libya, which includes airstrikes, a no-fly zone and naval enforcement of an arms embargo in response to attacks on civilians.

Russian ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday that NATO operations in Libya are only aimed at bringing down the Gaddafi regime.

Rogozin said Russia would formally ask NATO to clarify reports about an imminent ground operation in Libya during a NATO-Russia Council meeting on Wednesday.

Alexander MEZYAEV – Assassinations of Country Leaders and the International Law: Precedent To Be Set in Libya?

3 May 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The NATO aggression against Libya makes the world re-examine a number of themes from the realm of the international law, especially in the light of the obviously existing plan to kill the country’s defiant leader M. Gadhafi. Gadhafi’s residences are permanently targeted by NATO air raids one of which left his family members – son and three grandsons – dead on May 1.

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Media newslinks on Libya 20-21 March 2011

21 March 2011 — creative-i.info

21 March 2011

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At least 14 dead on bombed east Libya road: Reuters witness

20 March 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

A Reuters correspondent saw a total of at least 14 dead on Sunday around the bombed out military vehicles of forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi on an east Libya road after Western strikes.

The road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah, a strategic town that stands at the entrance to east Libya, was a scene of devastation and dozens of burned out vehicles with munitions still exploding, Reuters correspondent Mohammed Abbas said.


New at Strategic Culture Foundation 7-11 March 2011: Macedonia / Libya / START / South-East Asia / Yemen

12 March 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Will Macedonia become the third Albanian state in the Balkans?

11.03.2011 | 10:00 | YAMBAEV Mikhail
The former Macedonian Foreign Minister Slobodan Chashule says there is only one reason for Albanians to be interested in Macedonia’s entry into NATO: “Their strategy is not Macedonia’s territorial secession. They simply want it as a third Albanian state in the Balkans”… Albanian politicians recollect the Illyrida (Dardania) project, which is about creating a new political entity using some parts of Macedonia as well as territories separated from Serbia and Montenegro…

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 26 February – 4 March 2011: Kurils/ Immigration / ‘Manageable Chaos’ / Libya / Venezuela

5 March 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The Kuril islands: in memory of victims of Japanese barbarian policy

04.03.2011 | 20:33 | RUBTSOV Yuriy
Trying to distort the results of WW II, revenge seekers in Japan hope that people’s memory will fail them. A series of court hearings took place in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk between the 25th -31st of December, 1949, to try twelve members of the Japanese Kwantung Army as war criminals for manufacturing and using biological weapons in 1938-1945 in China… Half a century has passed, and having abandoned all commitments it took at the Crimea Conference and documented in a three-party deal on the Far East issues (from February 11, 1945), as well as in other landmark documents signed following the end of WW II, the US decided to support Japan in its territorial claims to Russia…

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 20-25 February, 2011: Arab World / Pentagon / Japan / Separatism

25 February, 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Revolts in Arab world – who’s next?

25.02.2011 | 17:12 | SEDOV Dmitriy
The revolt in Libya makes us seriously revise our attitude to the events in the Arab East… Accumulation of serious social and economic contradictions when it reaches the point, after which an outbreak of social rage follows, is the real base of national protests… The Islamic world with its opposition to globalism is in search for a new self identification. Islam as a culture does not accept globalism as such…

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Yuri TYSSOVSKI – Egypt: Conflict at the Pivotal Point

8 February, 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

February 6 was the 13th day since the outbreak of protests in Egypt during which the opponents and supporters of the country’s president H. Mubarak got locked in a seemingly endless standoff at Tahrir Square in Cairo. In a sense, the course of the future developments depends on what contours the situation acquired on February 6.

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