Libya Newslinks 19 November 2011

19 November 2011 — williambowles.info

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 …
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57328137/qaddafi-son-saif-caught-in-s-libya/

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Ruin & Rebuild: Warfare worth $300bln Libya windfall — RT

15 November 2011 — RT

Libya has big plans for its post-war future, hoping to be reborn as the next Dubai and having all the necessary sun and beaches, with oil reserves aplenty. British companies are likely to come out on top of those lining up for a piece of the action.

It was France and the UK who initially led the effort to topple Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Britain, together with France, sent their navy and fighter jets to establish a sea blockade and assault military targets on Libyan territory.

Now the National Transitional Council (NTC) of Libya says its friends will be rewarded – and these are not just words.

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Ruin & Rebuild: Warfare worth $300bln Libya windfall — RT

15 November 2011 — RT

Libya has big plans for its post-war future, hoping to be reborn as the next Dubai and having all the necessary sun and beaches, with oil reserves aplenty. British companies are likely to come out on top of those lining up for a piece of the action.

It was France and the UK who initially led the effort to topple Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Britain, together with France, sent their navy and fighter jets to establish a sea blockade and assault military targets on Libyan territory.

Now the National Transitional Council (NTC) of Libya says its friends will be rewarded – and these are not just words.

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Fidel Castro: NATO ‘has become the most perfidious instrument of repression the history of humanity has known.’

24 October 2011 — Reuters

HAVANA | Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:53am EDT

HAVANA (Reuters) – Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro denounced NATO on Monday for its role in the overthrow of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, saying the ‘brutal military alliance has become the most perfidious instrument of repression the history of humanity has known.’

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‘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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Gaddafi death: Envoy slams ‘sadistic’ triumphalism — RT

21 October 2011 — Gaddafi death: Envoy slams ‘sadistic’ triumphalism — RT

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Dmitry Rogozin (RIA Novosti / Kirill Kallinikov)

 Russia’s NATO envoy has written in his microblog that the Western elation over the death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi could have sadistic grounds.

­‘The faces of the leaders of ‘world democracies’ are so happy, as if they remembered how they hanged stray cats in basements in their childhoods,’ Russian envoy to NATO and the leader of the Congress of Russian Communities, Dmitry Rogozin, wrote in his twitter status on Friday.

This statement apparently is a reply to the international reaction to the death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed as the forces of the National Transitional Council stormed the town of Sirte on Thursday.

Rogozin currently holds the position of Russia’s envoy to NATO and he was among the first Russian politicians to embrace the opportunities of social networks. He often shares his views on international politics via his Twitter account, and these posts have repeatedly made news in Russian and international media.

Rogozin is also the leader of the Congress of Russian Communities – the organization of ethnic Russians living abroad aimed at protecting their interests and strengthening the ties with the Motherland.

On Thursday evening Rogozin told Russian radio Echo of Moscow that NATO was directly involved in the operation to kill the former Libyan leader. ‘Apparently there were orders that oriented the military servicemen who are in Libya and that directed them to ensure the physical elimination of Gaddafi,’ Rogozin said.

The official added that Russia must make a conclusion from the existing situation. ‘We must bear in mind who we are dealing with in the face of Western democracies,’ Rogozin said.