Monthly Archives: July 2011

Libya militants ‘constrained’ says Liam Fox

   guardian.co.uk, Sunday 31 July 2011 18.45 ‘Fox said: “The key for the Libyan resolution will be whether or not the close circle around colonel Gaddafi realise there’s no point in investing in him: he’s a busted flush he will … Continue reading

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Dr. Moussa Ibrahim 3 Libya Press Conference [29-July-11]

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Patrick Cockburn: Why the West is committed to the murderous rebels in Libya

      World View: Foreign governments rush to recognise the Transitional National Council in the hope of commercial concessions and a carve-up of the oilfields Sunday, 31 July 2011 In keeping with the British Government’s well-established record of comical … Continue reading

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Gadhafi speech with English subtitles al khoms 26.7.11

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Witnesses: Commander killed by fellow Libya rebels

By RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI The Associated Press At the graveside, Younis’ son, Ashraf, broke down, crying and screaming as they lowered the body into the ground and — in a startling and risky display in a city that was the first … Continue reading

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Death of Military Chief Weakens Libyan Rebels

Published July 29, 2011 Associated Press ‘His death is a deeply worrying development for the more than 30 countries, including the United States, that have recognized the National Transitional Council as Libya’s legitimate government’ ‘Britain this week used even stronger … Continue reading

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Opposition leadership in disarray as Libyan rebel commander shot dead

Libya’s rebel leadership was in turmoil last night following the death of its military chief, who had been arrested on the suspicion of holding secret talks with Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. The National Transitional Council (TNC), the opposition administration based in … Continue reading

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Report from Libya by members of the Dignity Delegation

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Libyan rebels have conceded ground since bombing began

Many senior British military officers have been less than enthusiastic about the Libyan mission, questioning its direction, and privately complaining that it is a distraction from unfinished business in Afghanistan. David Cameron’s attempts to censure commanders who have raised concerns … Continue reading

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Cameron will let Gaddafi stay in bid to end Libya campaign quickly

David Cameron has told Foreign Office and Ministry of Defence officials working on Libyan strategy that, following months of stalemate, the time has come to find a way out of the conflict and back a French proposal to allow Gaddafi … Continue reading

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CNN report on NATO bombing of hospital and food store in Zlitan

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UN fact-finding mission unsurprisingly conclude sanctions cause shortages of food and fuel

TRIPOLI, Libya – The part of Libya under Moammar Gadhafi’s control is wracked by shortages in fuel, food and cash despite a veneer of normalcy, according to a U.N. fact-finding mission. In a report late Monday, the United Nations said … Continue reading

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An interview with Thomas C. Mountain about the crisis in Libya

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Fatwa sought to stop Libya fighting

A Saudi Moslem scholar appeared on state-run Libyan satellite television on Monday to call for a fatwa (religious ruling) by key scholars in Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries urging the rebels in Libya to put their arms down and … Continue reading

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Britain admits Col Gaddafi could stay on

William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, admitted for the first time that Britain could agree to cut short the war before military action had driven Col Gaddafi into exile. The government was forced to embrace a new stance after both France … Continue reading

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Qatar pledge to illegally arm rebels

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Residents in western Libya say NATO hit hospital

ZLITAN, Libya (AP) — A hospital worker in western Libya said that NATO forces struck a local hospital on Monday and killed seven people, including three doctors. Read more – http://news.yahoo.com/residents-western-libya-nato-hit-hospital-141339021.html ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. NATO bombing of food warehouse in Zlitan

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Libya: NATO war crimes – Taking action

1. Article 3 of the Statute of The Hague International Penal Court states clearly that one criterion for indictment for war crimes is: “Attack or bombardment, by whatever means, against undefended cities, towns, villages, buildings or houses”. NATO’s continuous use … Continue reading

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Nato in Libya has failed to learn costly lessons of Afghanistan

‘Air strikes are becoming the main Western means of controlling the Middle East and South Asia without putting soldiers on the ground where they might suffer politically damaging casualties. Britain, France and the US have used only airpower to wage … Continue reading

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The Press and Nato’s Attack on Libya – Alexander Cockburn and Patrick Cockburn

Must Read Could it be that the press coverage of NATO’s Libyan onslaught is actually worse than the reporting on NATO’s attacks on the former Yugoslavia in the late 1990s, or on Iraq in the run-up to the 2003 invasion … Continue reading

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Libya War Lies Worse Than Iraq – Thomas C. Mountain

The lies used to justify the NATO war against Libya have surpassed those created to justify the invasion of Iraq. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28666.htm

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Signs not good for NATO

Deaf to NATO

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The cost of war on Libya’s people

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2011/07/22/watson.libya.cost.of.war.cnn?iref=allsearch

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Rebel crimes do not fit NATO narrative

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Libyan People Want Sovereignty, Independance and Peace

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Feltman Visits Brandishing The Dahiyeh Doctrine – Franklin Lamb

Among the planned benefit to NATO from bombing the civilian infrastructure, according to the LGCA report, is that NATO countries plan to secure lucrative contracts currently estimated at more than two billion Libyan Dinars, to rebuild Libya’s infrastructure. In addition, … Continue reading

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Cameron and Zuma differ on how to end Libyan crisis

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Demonstration in support of Libyan government – Sirte – 21/07/2011

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Chinese, South African presidents exchange views on bilateral ties

Hu: ‘China has called for an immediate ceasefire among related parties and urged them to negotiate on peacefully solving the Libya crisis, solve the dispute in a political and peaceful way and restore a normal order through dialogue and negotiations. … Continue reading

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Interview With Libyan Prime Minister al-Mahmoudi

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