25. August 2014 - DemocracyNow!

Libya in Chaos:

Vijay Prashad on Rise of Islamist Militias &
Bloody Legacy of 2011 U.S. Intervention

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 38 Min.) ]

20. Januar 2012 -

Report of the Independent Civil Society Fact-Finding Mission to Libya

The Independent Civil Society Mission to Libya was established by the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR), in cooperation with the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), who provided additional expertise and professional experience. The International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) subsequently joined the mission, providing further international expertise and insight. The Mission was established in response to allegations of widespread violations of international law committed in Libya since 15 February 2011 and in light of the State’s current transition away from authoritarian rule.

[ Zusammenfassung ]

18. Januar 2012 - Prawda, Konstantyn Scheglikov:

Libyan Resistance and western hypocrisy

An important and expected event has occurred in Libya. Resistance leaders spoke about the creation of a temporary government in Libya. People all over the world, who comprise the world community, expected this moment. Now our task is to demand that our countries' governments withdraw recognition of the NTC occupational regime because they are not the legal representatives of the Libyan nation, and to begin diplomatic relations with the real Libyan government.

This government is being launched on a temporary basis until full Libyan liberation from the NATO invaders. This is because after that, People's Committees of different levels will be reinstated, and they will continue to govern Libya as it used to be prior to the invasion in February 2011. Certainly all encountered mistakes will be taken into serious consideration to prevent further causes for a new intervention.

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6. Mai 2011 - S.F. Bay View:

Stealing the oil, gas and sovereign wealth of Libya

There are a host of reasons the U.S. ruling elites and their European cousins and business partners are bombing Libya. Obama, “The Mad Bomber,” and the sock puppets in the corporate mind control apparatus tell us this war is a humanitarian mission, an Orwellian oxymoron if ever there was one.

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26. April 2011 - PressTV, Paul Craig Roberts:

US risks war with Russia and China

While revolts in Tunisia and Egypt caught the US by surprise there is speculation that they are behind revolts in Libya and Syria. Russia and China are also see observing these developments.

Press TV talks with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former assistant secretary to US Treasury in Panama City who concisely provides insight as to the larger scope of American hegemonic strategy that seriously risks Russian and Chinese interests. 

[ vollständiges Interview ] [ Übersetzung ins Deutsche ]

14. April 2011 - Pambazuka News, Jean-Paul Pougala:

The lies behind the West's war on Libya

Africans should think about the real reasons why western countries are waging war on Libya, writes Jean-Paul Pougala, in an analysis that traces the country’s role in shaping the African Union and the development of the continent.

[ vollständiger Artikel ] [ Übersetzuung ins Deutsche ]

7. April 2011 - Molefi Asante:

African Poetry Theatre, New York City:

on Libya & Cote D'Ivoire   

Dr. Asante is Professor, Department of African American Studies at Temple University. Considered by his peers to be one of the most distinguished contemporary scholars, Asante has published 70 books.

[ Video-Aufzeichnung ( 1h00) ]

4. April 2011 - Truthout, Noam Chomsky:

Libya and the World of Oil

Last month, at the international tribunal on crimes during the civil war in Sierra Leone, the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor came to an end.

The chief prosecutor, U.S. law professor David Crane, informed The Times of London that the case was incomplete: The prosecutors intended to charge Moammar Gadhafi, who, Crane said, “was ultimately responsible for the mutilation, maiming and/or murder of 1.2 million people.”

But the charge was not to be. The U.S., U.K. and others intervened to block it. Asked why, Crane said, “Welcome to the world of oil.”

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4. April 2011 - The New Yorker, Jon Lee Anderson:

Who are the rebels?

Three of the world’s great armies have suddenly conspired to support a group of people in the coastal cities and towns of Libya, known, vaguely, as “the rebels.” Last month, Muammar Qaddafi, who combines a phantasmagorical sense of reality with an unbounded capacity for terror, appeared on television to say that the rebels were nothing more than Al Qaeda extremists, addled by hallucinogens slipped into their milk and Nescafé. President Obama, who is torn between the imperatives of rescuing Libyan innocents from slaughter and not falling into yet another prolonged war, described the same rebels rather differently: “people who are seeking a better way of life.”

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3. April 2011 - PressTV, Peter Rushton:

‘Another puppet may emerge in Libya’

Interview with Peter Rushton, historian and political commentator, London

[ vollständiges Interview ]

3. April 2011 - GlobalResearch, Michel Chossudovsky:

"Our Man in Tripoli":

US-NATO Sponsored Islamic Terrorists

Integrate Libya's Pro-Democracy Opposition

Concepts are Turned Upside Down: The US-NATO military alliance is supporting a rebellion integrated by Islamic terrorists, in the name of the "War on Terrorism"...
There are various factions within the Libyan opposition: Royalists, defectors from the Qadhafi regime including the Minister of Justice and more recently the Foreign Minister, Moussa Koussa, members of the Libyan Armed Forces, the National Front for the Salvation of Libya (NFSL) and the National Conference for the Libyan Opposition (NCLO) which acts as an umbrella organization.  

Rarely acknowledged by the Western media, Al-Jamaa al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi Libya, the Libya Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), is an integral part of the Libyan Opposition.

The Libyan Interim Council does not constitute a clearly defined entity. It is based on the representation from newly created local councils established to "manage daily life in the liberated cities and villages". (The Libyan Interim National Council » The Council’s statement)

Opposition forces are in large part made up of an untrained civilian militia, former members of the Libyan armed forces, together with the trained paramilitary Libya Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). 

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1. April 2011 . PressTV, Abayomi Azikiwi:

'CIA trying to destabilize Africa'

Interview with Abayomi AzikiwiEditor of Pan-African News Wire, frmo Detroit, Michigan, USA

[ vollständiges Interview ]

31. März 2011 - Dennis Kucinich:

Congressman Dennis Kucinich's Address to Congress

on the War in Libya

Video-Aufzeichnung [ Teil1  Teil2  Teil3  Teil4  Teil5  ]

31. März 2011 - Noam Chomsky:

31. März 2011 - Ed Molony:

Gaddafi and the CIA – a short history

The disclosure this week that Barack Obama had authorized the deployment of CIA agents in Libya comes at a bad moment for the US and its allies in their efforts to depose the country’s leader, Muammar Gaddafi.

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29. März 2011 - Al Jazeera:

The Arab Uprisings:

Intervention, Double Standards and the Affect on Democracy

Panel with Prof. Johan Galtung, ex Israeli ambassador to the US Itamar Rabinovich, and foreign affairs analyst, author Mark Perry.

Why are Western nations so keen to intervene in Libya and why are they not coming to the aid of other Arabs facing similar violence?

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25. März 2011 - GlobalResearch:

Who are the Libyan Freedom Fighters and Their Patrons?

The world is facing a very unpredictable and potentially dangerous situation in North Africa and the Middle East. What began as a memorable, promising, relatively nonviolent achievement of New Politics - the Revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt - has morphed very swiftly into a recrudescence of old habits: America, already mired in two decade-long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and sporadic air attacks in Yemen and Somalia, now bombing yet another Third World Country, in this case Libya.

[ vollständiger Artikel ] [ The Asia-Pacific Journal ]

22. März 2011 - Phyllis Bennis:

Libya intervention threatens the Arab spring

Despite its official UN-granted legality, the credibility of Western military action in Libya is rapidly dwindling.

[ vollständiger Artikel ] [ ... bei ZNET ]

21. März 2011 - Amr Moussa:

Arab League Protests Western Military Attacks

Arab League protested the action of the Allied bombardment to apply the rules of no-fly zone in Libya that killed civilians.

As reported by Reuters on Monday (March 21, 2011), Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa questioned whether allied forces will do large-scale bombardment in Libya. The reason, the attacks that launched by Western countries against the forces of Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi had killed many civilians of Libya.

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21. März 2011 - Marjorie Cohn:

Stop Bombing Libya

Since Saturday night, the United States, France, and Britain have been bombing Libya with cruise missiles, B-2 stealth bombers, F-16 and F-15 fighter jets, and Harrier attack jets. There is no reliable estimate of the number of civilians killed. The U.S. has taken the lead in the punishing bombing campaign to carry out United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.

The resolution authorizes UN Member States “to take all necessary measures . . . to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, including Benghazi, while excluding a foreign occupation force of any form on any part of Libyan territory.” The military action taken exceeds the bounds of the “all necessary measures” authorization.

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21. März 2011 - Dissident Voice, Stephen Lendman:

Imperial War on Libya

On March 19, ironically on the eighth anniversary of “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” a White House Office of the Press Secretary quoted Obama saying:

“Today I authorized the Armed Forces of the United States to (attack) Libya in support of an international effort to protect Libyan civilians,” he, in fact, doesn’t give a damn about. “That action has now begun,” he added, claiming military action was a last resort.

In fact, it was long-planned. All military interventions require months of preparation, including target selections, strategy, enlisting political and public support, troop deployments, and post-conflict plans.

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20. März 2012 - The Guardian, Neil Clark:

Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya: beware the lies of March

In 1999 and 2003 this was the very week Britain went to war – or, as the government put it, liberate people and protect civilians.

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20. März 2011 - Richard Falk:

Qaddafi, Moral Interventionism, Libya, and

the Arabian Revolutionary Moment

Long ago Qaddafi forfeited the domestic legitimacy of his rule, creating the moral and political conditions for an appropriate revolutionary challenge. Recently he has confirmed this assessment by referring to the disaffected portion of his own citizenry as ‘rats and dogs’ or ‘cockroaches,’ employing the bloodthirsty and vengeful language of a demented tyrant. Such a tragically criminal imposition of political abuse on the Libyan experience is a painful reality that exists beyond any reasonable doubt, but does it validate a UN authorized military intervention carried out by a revived partnership of those old colonial partners, France and Britain, and their post-colonial American imperial overseer?

[ vollständiger Artikel ]

20. März 2011 - Al Jazeera:

The drawbacks of intervention in Libya

Concerns over oil markets, geopolitics and refugees might be behind no-fly zone decision, scholars argue.

[ vollständiger Artikel ]

20. März 2011 - GRTV, Michel Chossudovsky:

War of Conquest, NOT Humanitarian OPERATION

A multi-national force has carried out a series of attacks against targets around the Libyan city of Benghazi. French fighter jets destroyed several armoured vehicles and tanks belonging to Colonel Ghaddafi's troops.

It was joined by the U.S. military that struck against Libya's air defences, using cruise missiles. UK forces are also in action over Libya.

These are the first raids since the UN Security Council adopted a resolution allowing the use of "all the means necessary" to protect the civilian population in Libya.

Earlier, troops loyal to Colonel Ghaddafi reportedly carried out attacks on Benghazi, which is the rebel stronghold, violating a ceasefire. RT talks to Michel Chossudovsky, director of the Centre for Research on Globalization. 

[ vollständiger Artikel (Video) ] [ Russia Today (Video) ]

20. März 2011 - Richard Keeble:

The Secret War Against Libya

Masses of information from the media constantly bombard us. Yet paradoxically often what is most significant goes unreported. Take for instance Tony Blair's recent visit to Africa. Suddenly countries such as Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Ghana come under the spotlight. But one country which forever remains off the UK/US media map is Chad, lying just to the south of Libya and "over three times the size of California", according to the CIA's official website.

Formerly part of French Equatorial Africa, it gained independence in 1960 and since then has been gripped by civil war. In a rare case of coverage, on May 21 1992, the Guardian carried four short paragraphs: 40,000 people were estimated to have died in detention or been executed during the tyranny of Chadian president Hissene Habre (1982-1990). A report of the justice ministry committee concluded that Habre had committed genocide against the Chadian people.

Unreported in Britain, two years ago, in a case inspired by the one against General Pinochet of Chile, several human rights organisations, led by Human Rights Watch, filed a suit against Habre in Senegal (his refuge since 1990) arguing that he could be tried anywhere for crimes against humanity and that former heads of state were not immune.

However, on 20 March 2001, the Senegal Court of Cassation threw out the case. Human rights groups are now aiming to secure an arrest warrant and extradition request from Belgium (where one of the victims of Habre's torture now lives) and put him on trial there.  

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20. März 2011 - Global Research, Michel Chossudovsky:

Largest Military Undertaking since the Invasion of Iraq.

Towards a Protracted Military Operation

Outright lies by the international media: Bombs and missiles are presented as an instrument  of peace and democratization...

This is not a humanitarian operation. The war on Libya opens up a new regional war theater.

There are three distinct war theaters in the Middle East Central Asian region. Palestine, Afghanistan and Iraq.

What is unfolding is a fourth US-NATO War Theater in North Africa, with the risk of escalation. 

These four war theaters are functionally related, they are part of an integrated US-NATO military agenda.

[ vollständiger Beitrag ]

19. März 2011 - The Independent; Robert Fisk:

First it was Saddam. Then Gaddafi.

Now there's a vacancy for the West's favourite crackpot tyrant

Gaddafi is completely bonkers, a crackpot on the level of Ahmadinejad and Lieberman.

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18./19. März 2011 - Global Research, Michel Chossudovsky:

Stop the US War Against Libya and Bahrain

The International Action Center calls on all anti-war and social justice activists to call Emergency Response STOP THE U.S. WAR AGAINST LIBYA AND BAHRAIN actions in their areas on Friday, March 18 or Saturday, March 19, or to mobilize support for any already existing anti-war demonstrations called to mark the anniversary of the Iraq War, with this statement and signs to STOP THE U.S. WAR AGAINST LIBYA AND BAHRAIN, as well as to intensify the mobilization for the April 9th and 10th Anti-War demonstrations in New York and San Francisco called by the United National Antiwar Committee.

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14. März 2011 - Stop the War Coalition:

10 Reasons to say no to western intervention in Libya

The political campaign to launch a military intervention in Libya – ostensibly on humanitarian grounds but with patently political ends in sight – is gathering steam among the NATO powers. A “no-fly zone” has now been urged by the Arab League – for the most part a collection of frightened despots desperate to get the US military still more deeply involved in the region.  That would be the start of a journey down slippery slope.There are ten reasons to resist the siren calls for intervention.

[ 10 Gründe gegen die beabsichtigte kriegerische Intervention ]

10. März 2011 - Truth Frequency News:

Clinton Wants to Recognize NED-funded FNSL “Rebels” As Legit Govt

This is quite a disturbing article, considering the fact that Sec. of State Clinton is thinking about formally recognizing the “rebels” as an actual government, when we know that the rebels are actually a group called the FNSL (National front for the Salvation of Libya) that are funded by the National Endowment for Democracy. The NED was started by the Pentagon, USAID, US State Department, and the CIA and has been led in the past by such morally questionable people as Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Wesley K. Clark, and Paul Wolfowitz.

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3. März 2011 - MercoPress:

Venezuelan president proposes peace commission

to mediate in Libyan conflict

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez spoke with embattled strongman Moammar Gaddafi and discussed creating a multinational commission to mediate the unrest in Libya, according to an internet message posted Wednesday by a Venezuelan government official.

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1. März 2011 - Global Research:

Petroleum and Empire in North Africa.

NATO Invasion of Libya Underway

Muamar Gaddafi Accused of Genocide 

Genocide In Libya? NATO Invasion Underway? It’s The Oil, Stupid.

Are events unfolding in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt more about petro-terrorism or about freedom and democracy? How much oil is there in North Africa? Who is in control of that oil? What is the relationship between the West and Muamar Gaddafi? Is he really the terrorist we’ve all been led to believe he is? Who is the Libyan “opposition” and who are the “rebels” we read about?

Presented with this story are petroleum industry concessions maps ** for North Africa that people might want to ponder in between the Western propaganda on Libya. Amidst the full-court press of propaganda presented by the western media and State Department disinformation apparatus we find that Muamar Gaddafi is even accused of committing genocide against his own people. Are there double standards at work?

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28. Februar 2011 - Phyllis Bennis:

Libya Slips Into Civil War, as Democratic Uprisings Rock the Middle East

The opposition is training with troops who defected, as estimates of the number killed by the government run to more than 1,000.

[ vollständiger Artikel ]

25. Februar 2011 - DEBKAfile:

US military advisors in Cyrenaica

Hundreds of US, British and French military advisers have arrived in Cyrenaica, Libya's eastern breakaway province, DEBKAfile's military sources report exclusively. This is the first time America and Europe have intervened militarily in any of the popular upheavals rolling through the Middle East since Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution in early January.  The advisers, including intelligence officers, were dropped from warships and missile boats at the coastal towns of Benghazi and Tobruk Thursday Feb. 24, for a threefold mission:

[ vollständiger Bericht ]

24. Februar 2011 - Global Research, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya:

Is Washington Pushing for Civil War

to Justify a US-NATO Military Intervention?

[ vollständiger Artikel ]