Libya 23: Aftermath

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Libya 23: Aftermath
NDPP

Britain And Allies [Canada] Used WMD in Libya

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/214155.html

"What we...did not understand was the fact that the final outcome had nothing to do with saving lives but rather to get their hands on Libya's vast, lucrative natural resources. The entire campaign became a total blood bath that would leave over 50,000 dead and many, many thousands of innocent Libyan civilians would become contaminated with radiation from the weapons used by the coalition forces.

The active use of Weapons of Mass Destrution (WMD0 has basically killed the genetics of Libya, adjacent countries and the world beyond by its over excessive use of depleted uranium (DU) weapons..."

CDN_FORCES

NDPP wrote:

Britain And Allies [Canada] Used WMD in Libya

No they didn't.

NDPP

of course they didn't it was a humanitarian intervention to bring democracy to Libya right? I mean even the NDP supported it for goodness sakes...

Depleted Uranium on Libya

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_uranium50.htm

NATO Using Depleted Uranium in Libya (and vid)

http://rt.com/usa/news/nato-depleted-uranium-libya/

 

Slumberjack

Depleted Uranium - UN Resolutions:

The Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities,

Guided by the principles of the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and the Additional Protocols thereto,

Recalling General Assembly resolutions 42/99 of 7 December 1987 and 43/111 of 8 December 1988 reaffirming that all people have an inherent right to life,

Concerned at the alleged use of weapons of mass or indiscriminate destruction both against members of the armed forces and against civilian populations, resulting in death, misery and disability,

Concerned also at repeated reports on the long-term consequences of the use of such weapons upon human life and health and upon the environment,

Concerned further that the physical effects on the environment, the debris from the use of such weapons, either alone or in combination, and abandoned contaminated equipment constitute a serious danger to life,

Convinced that the production, sale and use of such weapons are incompatible with international human rights and humanitarian law,

Believing that continued efforts must be undertaken to sensitize public opinion to the inhuman and indiscriminate effects of such weapons and to the need for their complete elimination,

Convinced that the production, sale and use of such weapons are incompatible with the promotion and maintenance of international peace and security,

1. Urges all States to be guided in their national policies by the need to curb the production and the spread of weapons of mass destruction or with indiscriminate effect, in particular nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, fuel-air bombs, napalm, cluster bombs, biological weaponry and weaponry containing depleted uranium;

CDN_FORCES

For slumberjack and NDPP,

 

The only weapons used by Canada in Libya were the GBU10 and GBU12, and FYI they don't contain depleted uranium.

NDPP

also sidewinders and AMRAAMs early on...

 

"Canadian uranium is basically providing the material for those DU weapons and I really would ask you to make this an issue..." Dr. Rosalie Bertell, DU expert

NDPP

Zangetna Issues URGENT APPEAL on Behalf of Saif Al Islam Gaddafi

http://libya360.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/zangetna-issue-urgent-appeal-on...

A Request to All Human Rights Groups

"We are in a desperate situation with our hero Saif Islam and his condition in captivity. He is being subjected to daily torture as well as being denied medical treatment for the gangrene infected hand. They fear he is being allowed to slowly die and ask human rights organizations to intervene on his behalf and remove him from Zintan and take him to a safe place.."

http://www.amnesty.org/en/contact

please contact your MP and urge action/attention

 

New Libya: Guns Go Silent But Future Elusive(and vid)

http://rt.com/news/new-libya-future-elusive-209/

"...we had free education and healthcare under Gaddafi. Of course we expect it to remain free, but it also needs to be improved. The new authorities also have to decrease prices and raise salaries so that ordinary people can enjoy all the benefits of the revolution..'

Yet exactly how the new government can afford to do so in a country ruined by war and stripped of much of its budgetary income is anybody's guess. The 42 years of Gaddafi's rule taught Libyans to rely on their government for just about everything, and the level of expectations on the new authorities is very high.."

CDN_FORCES

NDPP wrote:

also sidewinders and AMRAAMs early on...

 

The CF never used those missiles. They were carried but never fired.

Merowe

CDN_FORCES wrote:

For slumberjack and NDPP,

 

The only weapons used by Canada in Libya were the GBU10 and GBU12, and FYI they don't contain depleted uranium.

What Canadian weapons systems do use DU? We don't have, um, A-10s or gunships or whatever do we? And do you have an opinion on DU in terms of hazardous material status?

CDN_FORCES

Hey Merowe. The CF doesn't use DU weapons. There are systems with DU in them and only used as a counterweight. For example the CT114, the plane the Snowbirds fly, uses DU counterweights in the rudder and elevator.

From what I've read it's nasty stuff, both short term and long term. It's main use in weapons is as a penetrator in tank shells, so that's the short term. The long term comes from breathing in the dust. Gulf War Syndrome is thought to originate in part from exposure to DU. Then it gets into the food chain and contaminates the people living in the area, so it's similar to Fukushima.

NDPP

It's real bad. This will get you started:

 

Dr. Doug Rokke on DU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-VkpR-wka8

Slumberjack

The argument about not owning or using stockpiles of DU munitions can't be described as valid one if it is being put forward as a claim to some highground, especially in an alliance where the 'burdens' are shared, and where we reap the tactical benefits as partners of those who do employ them.

NDPP

I agree. Canada soiled themselves in a serious warcrime  in Libya and the whole world knows it. As usual it's only some of the locals who don't...

 

CDN_FORCES

Slumberjack wrote:

The argument about not owning or using stockpiles of DU munitions can't be described as valid one if it is being put forward as a claim to some highground, especially in an alliance where the 'burdens' are shared, and where we reap the tactical benefits as partners of those who do employ them.

Not just our partners but everyone else.

 

Canada's military doesn't use DU weapons, nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, land mines, biological weapons, dum dum rounds, white phosphorus, or exotics (sonic, microwave, etc). All of the above are used (or at least owned) by various NATO nations as well as Russia, Israel, Pakistan, China, India, North Korea, and others.

CDN_FORCES

NDPP wrote:

I agree. Canada soiled themselves in a serious warcrime  in Libya and the whole world knows it. As usual it's only some of the locals who don't...

 

There were no war crimes committed by Canada in Libya. From my vantage point any claims of Libyan war crimes should be directed towards Gadhafi.

Fidel
NDPP

LIbya and the Infamy of Freedom and Democracy

http://nsnbc.wordpress.com/2011/12/libya-and-the-infamy-of-freedom-and-d...

"The scholar on the other side of the phone left Libya for Algeria for the phone conversation with nsnbc and still he is muffling his voice. 'Why have I been so stupid?' he says blaming himself for joining the initial anti government protests in Libya.

'We were blinded by a well organized propaganda machine, blinded by our greed and envy of the neighbour who had a little more than we had, blinded by the belief that Democracy meant even more freedom and justice than what we already had. We were so indoctrinated by Western Propaganda that we tended to believe that being European was something special, something privileged, something we wanted to be.

As if importing the failures of the socioeconomic  and political model that was collapsing in Europe would bring us freedom and prosperity. This was the dumbest case of African and Arab self-destruction.."

NDPP

Libya On the Verge of Chaos and Civil War - Experts

http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/12/12/62092662.html

"Warnings from experts are coming true. Libya is being pulled into a civil war. Now anti-Gaddafists are carving up power and Libya's capital of Tripoli is already seeing clashes as the rebels are fighting for the local airport..."

Libya Still Under Arms

http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/12/13/libya-still-under-arms/

"...So after eight months of a conflict that western leaders are still reluctant to describe as a civil war, the protection of the civilian population - NATO's justification for joining the war - is still far from assured...

Libyan Kids: New Values for 'Green' Minds (and vid)

http://rt.com/news/libya-education-school-children-751/

"Libya's record high 90% literacy rate, one of the undeniable achievements of the ousted Colonel Gaddafi, is now being challenged by the controversial education policies of the new leaders..."

 

CDN_FORCES

The New York Times is to be commended for continuing its reportage from Libya. From what I've been reading the country is gleefully chaotic, but like the New Year's Day 3PM realization that the party's over, its people are starting to rebuild a society.

Wish them luck.

A Capital Transforms, for Better and for Worse

Tripoli is a vibrant city of nearly two million people with a bustling port, and it is graced by Roman ruins and old fortification walls built by the Ottomans and other conquerors. But while it has gone through other abrupt changes over the centuries, what is happening these days was unthinkable only weeks ago when Colonel Qaddafi tried to control even the smallest details of daily life.

Tinted windows were prohibited on cars; now, drivers everywhere are pasting dark green tinted plastic on their windows to keep out the searing sun but also as a sign of their new liberty. Fruit and vegetable vendors were restricted from selling their wares on most streets; now, throngs of them are out selling bananas and oranges beneath highway overpasses and on the sides of traffic circles, helping them feed their families but also worsening congestion.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/world/africa/in-tripoli-libya-a-trans...

 

 

NDPP

CDN_FORCES wrote:

The New York Times is to be commended for continuing its reportage from Libya. From what I've been reading the country is gleefully chaotic, but like the New Year's Day 3PM realization that the party's over, its people are starting to rebuild a society.

Wish them luck

NDPP

"gleefully chaotic.." that's a good one!

You kill me...

Fidel

AQIM: We are like "that" and even BFF with NATO Qa'eda thanks NATO friendlies profusely and publicly for gifts of weapons

And Merry Christmas to you, too, al-Qa'eda!

Never forget.

Fidel

Shhhh! Our boys are on loan to Conoco and BP and may not be aware of it. An errand boy, sent by grocery clerks... to collect a bill.

Harper has no boys apparently.

NDPP wrote:
Libya

Well that does it! I can't vote for a party that voted for a no-fly zone, either. Better keep the troops in the Stan another 10 years, or whenever Uncle Sam instructs our Libertories to remove them. A pair of proven vicious toadie parties in-hand is certainly worth more than one no-fly zone at a time when Gadaffi announced to the world that he ordered his military to show no mercy for Libyans. And even though the Socialist International refused to back Gadaffi themselves.

Better safe than sorry I suppose. Good call.

 

NDPP

Any 'Socialist International' that would have the NDP as a member is more International Socialist than Socialist International in any case -  hardly a credible citation. Didn't they attempt to pitch/ditch the last vestiges of their 'socialism' last convention? Just like they previously ditched their anti-NATO position? NDP=No Difference Party. And the closer they get to power the more obvious it will be too...you have a better chance of winning with Lotto max. Sorry Fidelio no sale...

Fidel

Mandela's ANC, Mexico's Democratic Revolution, Fatah, Puerto Rican Independence Party etc. You just spit on very many socialists around the world in defence of a former leader who was never one himself.

The problem with socialist movements today is that they are still under siege by capitalists and the international banking cabal. Socialists in very many countries have found that operating sovereign countries independently of marauding interanational capital is too difficult to manage on their own. The whole notion of socialism in one country has been found wanting since the former USSR and Yugoslavia succumbed to decades of relentless trade embargos and vicious dirty wars. Vietnamese communists were forced down the capital road by the late 1990s. These were not democratic decisions by the people so much as they were "forced errors" by leftist leaders with few choices. Medieval sieges, military threats and political interference by the west and its powerful multinational corporations still occurs today in this time of colder war.

Moamar Gaddafi co-operated with the CIA on torture. He was no socialist. He was an Arab nationalist. And like some people we know, the imperialist CIA, MI6, DGSE etc have generally never discerned or discriminated between the two very different political movements when breaking international laws to subvert and undermine both. They say that when you swim with sharks and piranhas, chances are you'll be bitten. Lesson learned: If you play with the Gladio mafia, the  demands made of you and payoffs eventually become too difficult to manage.

And we know you'll still promote the NDP as usual.Wink

NDPP

I never said Gaddafi was a socialist. I said the NDP isn't.

Au contraire.

seasons greetings to all and to you who still believe in Santa too...

 

NDPP

NATO's Expanding Horizons

http://www.straightgoods.ca/2011/ViewArticle.cfm?Ref=947

"More and more, NATO is becoming the center of all things in every quarter of the globe. Phil Taylor speaks with a very important news source: Rick Rozoff of 'STOP NATO'

Harper Will Use Libya to Push for Iran Attack  -  by Ish Theilheimer

http://www.straightgoods.ca/2011/ViewArticle.cfm?Ref=955

"Canadians need to think twice and speak loudly if we are to avoid Stephen Harper using the Libya experience to justify a similar disaster in Iran.."

NDPP

Gaddafi's Female Bodyguards Found Murdered (photos)

http://www.chinasmack.com/2011/pictures/gaddafi-female-bodyguards-found-...

"When Gaddafi fled, his female bodyguards also disbanded, but still many of them were tracked down..."

NDPP

Libyan Society Falling Apart..(and vid)

http://rt.com/news/gaddafi-militia-society-unity-893/

"Libya is already into the New Year with new leaders and hopes.  But, it turns out, as the immediate post-revolutionary excitement fades, the different factions of the former rebels are turning on each other..."

Rikardo

I appreciate these links that NDPP provides us.  I'm sceptical of Thierry Meysan though.  He's behind (two bestsellers) the idea that an airliner did'nt hit the Pentagon.  Is he a CIA agent (agent provocateur) ?  To completely discredit the humanitarian (Responsibilty to Protect) motives behind Sarkozy and NATO's intervention in Libya is to accuse Bob Ray, Lloyd Axworthy, the NDP etc. of naivity or insincerity. They and others are left-leaning true believers, like Wilson and Roosevelt and often finally instrumental in deciding to go to war.  "Intervention" is as Canadian as maple syrup which is why I hope someday a non-interventionist (isolationist) Republican may become Emperor.

Merowe

Well, I completely discredit the humanitarian motives behind Sarkozy et al's latest transgressions. Completely.

As for Rae, Axworthy etc. naive AND insincere, my guess. Sorry 'bout that. I'm a touch sentimental about Mr.Axworthy, too, not a bad egg I thought. But wrt R2P I have one word: 'Congo'.

I have another word: neo-colonialism.

NDPP

Will 2012 Bring Tribal War to Libya?  -  by Franklin Lamb

http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/12/30/will-2012-bring-tribal-war-to-libya/

"This observer has been advised both in neighboring countries and inside Libya by Tribal officials that war is coming maybe as soon as March 1. 'Our history, our culture, our dignity, is at stake. It is the responsibility of the Tribes to cleanse the country of these outlaws just as we did against the Italian colonizers.."

NDPP

US Behind Deliberate Murder of Qadhafi: Russia

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30109.htm

"Russia has acccused the United States and NATO of large-scale violations of human rights during the military operation in Libya, including the deliberate murder of its leader Muammar Gaddafi and the killing of hundreds of civilians.."

NDPP

The Libyan Tragedy: Lessons for the Western Left  -  by Tim Anderson

http://www.opednews.com/articles/3/The-Libyan-Tragedy-lesson-by-Tim-Ande...

"One might have thought that with the 'humanitarian' pretexts for the invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan fairly fresh in the mind, the western 'left' might have hesitated before backing (or refusing to oppose) a similar stunt in Libya...

Apparently not. Perhaps caught off guard by the rapid development of events, many of those who consider themselves 'left' or progressive, in the western-imperial cultures, happily joined in the big-power-orchestrated chorus against the 'dictator' Gaddafi. In doing so they helped legitimize the overthrow of one of the more independent regimes in the middle east and helped extend big power control of the region..."

NDPP

Canada Praises Partner Qatar For Libyan. Syrian Role

http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.asp?Storyid=1093468768

"Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird has lauded the role of the State of Qatar for the liberation of the Libyan people, highlighting its political, diplomatic and military contributions to the success of this liberation. Minister Baird pointed to the partnership between Qatar and Canada in the liberation operation, which, he said, was important and essential...

Speaking to the Qatari daily (al Sharq) the Canadian Foreign Minister believed that Canada and Qatar played a major role in terms of the military involvement, noting that the Qatari role is not only recognized for its military contribution but rather for its political and diplomatic contribution to the liberation.

Concerning the situation in Syria, Baird hailed the Arab League's distinguished and extraordinary role to resolve the Syrian crisis. He said that the United Nations had failed to deal with the Syrian crisis and denounced the failure of the Security Council to make any move towards the situation so far."

Another lickspittling ass-kissing demonstration worthy of those usually reserved only for Israel - or America of course. The government (with opposition included) grows more vile and disgusting by the day. Few seem to notice or care. This is obviously what is meant by

'A Better, Prouder Foreign Policy'

http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/better%2Bprouder%2Bforeign%2Bpo...

NDPP

Abdul Jalil Appoints Head of Libya Armed Forces, Warns of Civil War

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/01/03/186215.html

"The chairman of Libya's national Transitional Council Mustafa Abdul Jalil appointed Yousef al-Mangoush as head of the armed forces in the first significant move to build a new Libyan military and warned that the country could descend into a civil war following deadly clashes in Tripoli.."

Report Libya: [04.01.2012] (and vid)

http://libyasos.blogspot.com/2012/01/report-libya-dr-yusuf-shakir-gives-...

"Dr Yusuf Shakir is a long time Television presenter for Libya television..."

NDPP

Muslim Brotherhood Strongest Contender in Libya's Coming Elections  -  by Franklin Lamb

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/01/06/muslim-brotherhood-strongest-cont...'s-coming-election

"...The reason the MB is in such a relatively strong position is that it has the support of Qatar, assistance from the well established organisations in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Turkey...Some in Congress, hope that after all the failures of the US administration to spark a Sunni-Shia war, that the MB might just be the best and unexpected weapon in achieving this goal which has been US policy since the late 1980s.

NATO countries are being shipped oil (also to gas and oil rich Qatar) free of charge under a payback arrangement with NATO for its regime change services. The issue is quickly becoming a scandal..."

NDPP

International Emergency Conference

http://www.indymedia.no/node/27742

"We declare straight away:

Yes, there is an emergency when the Great Powers decide to intervene militarily in Libya under the aegis of NATO, opening the path to insecurity and instability in the region, jeopardizing the integrity of the countries of the Sahel, while those same powers have already destroyed Iraq, through a war of occupation, are continuing the war in Afghanistan, are keeping Haiti under military occupation, and are imposing military bases in different regions of the world...

Against wars of occupation, against interferene in countries' internal affairs, in defence of the integrity and sovereignty of nations.."

NDPP

Saif Keeping: Is Libya Prepared for the Trial of Gaddafi's Son? (and vid)

http://rt.com/news/libya-gaddafi-son-trial-481/

"Saif al Islam, the most prominent son of the country's late leader Colonel Gaddafi, is being held in the western town of Zintan. He has been charged by the Hague with crimes against humanity - but will the ICC ever see him in court?

'Don't forget, it's the western powers that destroyed Libya. it's the Western powers and NATO that were hunting that man. They were going to kill him and suddenly they all become concerned about his human rights? It's a little bit too tongue in cheek..'

                                                                                      Sabah al-Mukhtar, President, Arab Lawyers Assn. (interviewed)

 

Lizzie Phelan: Reflections On My Time in Libya (and vid)

http://mathaba.net/news/?x=629755

"...the greatest honour was being able to witness the defiance of a people's spirit under attack by the most powerful force known to man.."

 

NDPP

Libya and the NTC: 12,000 US Troops to Libya  -  by Cynthia McKinney

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28645

"It is with great disappointment that I received the news from foreign media publications and Libyan sources that our President now has 12,000 US troops stationed in Malta and they are about to make their descent into Libya..."

NDPP

SNC Lavalin Developed Close Relationship With Gadhafi Son: Documents

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/snc-lavalin-developed-close-re...

"Canadian engineering firm SNC Lavalin worked closely with a son of Colonel Moammar Gadhafi to set up a joint civil-military unit in the years before the dictatorship collapsed, offering services from experts such as the former deputy chief of Canada's military and a former president of Hydro Quebec.."

ps:

"Canada's SNC-Lavalin is a participant in a multinational consortium 'to produce from 300 million to 500 million bullets per year for a period of at least five years. The ammunition will be used specifically in Iraq and Afghanistan." (2004)

http://www.sevenoaksmag.com/features/39_feat1.html

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A cartoon by Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff

A cartoon by Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff depicting Muammar Gaddafi (L), a Libyan rebel and U.S. President Barack Obama (R), is released August 22, 2011. Latuff, a 42-year-old leftist whose only family link to the Middle East is a Lebanese grandfather he never knew, has become a hero of the tumultuous Arab Spring with rapid-fire satirical sketches that have helped inspire the uprisings. All he has needed is his pen, a passion for the region's struggles and a Twitter account. Starting with the Tunisia uprisings last December, Latuff's work has been downloaded by protest leaders and splashed on tee-shirts and banners at protests from Egypt to Libya and Bahrain, becoming a satirical emblem of outrage. REUTERS-Carlos Latuff-Handout

A_J

NDPP wrote:

Libya and the NTC: 12,000 US Troops to Libya  -  by Cynthia McKinney

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28645

"It is with great disappointment that I received the news from foreign media publications and Libyan sources that our President now has 12,000 US troops stationed in Malta and they are about to make their descent into Libya..."

Malta Today - There are no U.S. Troops in Malta, Says Government

http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/en/newsdetails/news/national/There-are-no-US-troops-in-Malta-says-government-20120116

"The Maltese government denied allegations made by former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney that 12,000 US troops are stationed in Malta, before they go to Libya.

"The allegations are completely false," government said in a statement."

Seeing how Malta is all of 316 square kilometres, I think they would have a hard time hiding 12,000 people on that island.

NDPP

Thanks AJ. The report appeared originally is several newspapers in the ME, Algeria being one. From the McKinney report:

" I hope the report that I'm reading from, 12 January 2012 is not true. I hope our President has not sent 12,000 troops of occupation to Malta destined for Libya.

Lucy Grider-Bradley of our Dignity Delegation just reminded me of the words of a high-ranking Libyan Jahamiriya Foreign Ministry representative who just happened to be at the Tunisia/Libya border office at the same time  we were waiting there.

He said, 'Let the Americans come. We want them to taste our sandwiches. We will give them the same serving they got in Vietnam."

 

NDPP

Criminalizing Gaddafi Support

http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2012/01/criminalizing

"This is a critique of the rules just laid down for the upcoming election. Now that 'democracy' has come to Libya, the people finally get to choose their leader...no Gaddafi loyalists or anyone connected with the hyper-demonized old system or representing any of its ideas will be allowed.

No matter how many people might want it, and perhaps because many will want it, the new leaders so in debt to the West will not allow it. Freedom isn't free and it's got limits.."

Be sure and tell your MP just what kind of 'democracy' their vote for war and complicity in warcrimes brought to Libya. They probably haven't even bothered to check...

NDPP

South African President Attacks UN Over War Against Libya

http://blackagendareport.com/content/south-african-president-attacks-uni...

"No one has been held responsible for the execution of Gaddafi who was detained in Sirte alive and later brutally tortured and extra-judicially killed.'..

BBC: Inside Story of the UK's Secret Mission to Beat Gaddafi

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16573516

"British efforts to topple Colonel Gaddafi was not limited to air strikes. On the ground - and on the quiet - special forces soldiers were blending in with rebel fighters. This is the previously untold account of the crucial part they played.."

doubtless there is a Canadian component involving JTF2, if anyone in media or our 'loyal opposition' was interested enough to ask...

NDPP

Libya Militia Leader 'Tortured and Killed in Detention'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16614894

"...The BBC has seen evidence that a man was tortured and killed in detention after clashes between rival militia groups in Libya at the weekend. Members of Izzedine al-Ghool's family say he was accused of siding with the regime of the late Muammar Gaddafi.

The BBC has seen marks on his legs and buttocks that suggest he was subjected to brutal treatment. Our correspondent says this is an acutely sensitive subject for the interim authorities."

NDPP

Sources of Libyan War: Revelations of Former French Foreign Minister  -  by Alexander Mezyaev

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2011/12/31/sources-of-libyan-war-r...

"...Of course the preparation of war against Libya before February 2011 had been evident, but, I think, it was the first time somebody, who took direct part in it, told about it so candidly and in an open manner. The revelations of Roland Dumas not only gave clues to all the ins and outs of the NATO policy making process, but left no doubt all disturbances in Arab countries were well planned special operations...

There should be no illusions - Syria is the primary target today. How many decades are to pass before we know from witnesses what kind of dirty tricks were used..."

Time Runs Out For Effective Probe of Brutal Gaddafi Murder (and vid)

http://rt.com/news/gaddafi-murder-trial-icc-145/

"The lawyer of the late leader's daughter has been telling RT why his killing in October still hasn't been investigated. Aisha Gaddafi has hired Nick Kaufman, an Israeli lawyer, to force the International Criminal Court to investigate the full circumstances of her father's death..."

NDPP

Enemy At the Gates? Libyans Storm NTC Headquarters

http://rt.com/news/libya-storm-ntc-headquarters-375/

"Some 200 Libyan protesters stormed the headquarters of the country's transitional government on Saturday in a show of frustration with the slow pace of national reform. According to a November report by the UN Security Council, at least 7,000 men, women and children were illegally detained by rebel militias in Libya

Many of those are being held in prisons outside of NTC control, and have been subjected to torture and other systematic forms of mistreatment. Clashes between rival militia factions have also become an increasingly common sight in the streets of Tripoli.."

NDPP

Pro-Gaddafi Forces Capture Bani Walid, 5 NTC Troops Killed (and vid)

http://rt.com/news/libya-new-civil-war-489/

"Fighters loyal to late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have clashed with revolutionary forces in the former regime stronghold of Bani-Walid, taking control of the city in the process. The head of Libya's National Transitional Council, Mustafa Jalil warned of the threat of another civil war.."

'Arab Spring' turns to winter...

 

'Libya's Like Somalia'

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20120122/local/-Libya-s-like-S...

"Africans are being beaten and killed in Libya and no one there [or here] cares.."

NDPP

US-NATO War Crimes in Libya

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/jan2012/pers-j23.shtml

"A report released last week by Middle East human rights groups presents extensive evidence of war crimes carried out in Libya by the US, NATO and other proxy 'rebel' forces during last year's war, which brought down the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.."

How about it Canada? Does the name Lt. Gen Charles Bouchard mean anything to you?

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