Monthly Archives: October 2011

The economically and morally bankrupt vultures descend on Libya

“There is a gold rush of sorts taking place right now,” The guns in Libya have barely quieted, and NATO’s military assistance to the rebellion that toppled Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi will not end officially until Monday. But a new invasion … Continue reading

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”This is not a revolution, this is chaos”

Libya is plunging into a cycle of tribal violence and retribution which, if left unchecked, could undermine the authority of its new leaders, spur new forms of insurgency and throw the country back into chaos. More than a week after … Continue reading

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Racist ‘rebel’ onslaught continues: Militias terrorizing residents of Tawergha

Human Rights Watch Militias from the city of Misrata are terrorizing the displaced residents of the nearby town of Tawergha, accusing them of having committed atrocities with Gaddafi forces in Misrata, Human Rights Watch said today. The entire town of … Continue reading

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Gaddafi remembered at prayers in Mali

[Extracts] Thousands of Muslims in Mali’s capital, Bamako, have held a special prayer service for killed ex-Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi. A huge of portrait Col Gaddafi hung at the entrance of the city’s main mosque, hailing him as a … Continue reading

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Black Libyans and migrant workers face racist attacks in ‘post-Gaddafi’ Libya

TRIPOLI — On the coast outside Tripoli, a squalid refugee camp shelters hundreds of African migrants who found work under Libya’s former regime, but are now jobless, discriminated against and unable to return home. Squatting in the derelict buildings of … Continue reading

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UN votes to end the relentless NATO bombing campaign

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Libya’s former UN ambassador fears for life in jail

A former Libyan PM and Ambassador to the UN now in NTC custody in Tripoli has suffered broken legs and other injuries following what relatives claim was a murder attempt by guards. The news comes just days after some 300 … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Chavez says he won’t recognize new government in Libya

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday that he won’t recognize Libya’s new government and predicted more war in the country. The Venezuelan leader condemned the killing of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, whom he had considered a friend. … Continue reading

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Resentment builds in Libya’s devastated Sirte

Thu, Oct 27th By Rania El Gamal SIRTE, Libya, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Residents of Muammar Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte are struggling to come to terms with the destruction and humiliation of their city, a former fishing village which … Continue reading

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Nato claimed it would protect civilians in Libya, but delivered far more killing – a warning to the Arab world and Africa

* After 9 months of championing NATO and the ‘Rebels’, The Guardian decide now to reflect on the devastating humanitarian impact ‘intervention’ has had on Libya By Seumas Milne As the reality of what western media have hailed as Libya’s … Continue reading

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Revulsion, Resistance and Angry words from Libyan Students

By Franklin Lamb Thanks to Ahmad who was waiting for me we re-united quickly. Some excerpts and impressions from yesterday’s all night gathering with Ahmad, Amal, Hind, Suha, Mohammad and Rana: “I know Sanad al-Ureibi”, Ahmad said disgustedly about the … Continue reading

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Libyans vow to fight on against the NTC and their NATO allies

The war is not yet over for Libya’s new rulers in the desert town of Bani Walid where Gaddafi loyalists vow to fight on for their fallen leader and other residents are angry over violence and looting. Enraged by what … Continue reading

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NTC request that NATO continue bombing Libya

Libya’s interim leader has urged NATO to continue its mission in the country until at least the end of the year. National Transitional Council head Mustafa Abdel Jalil said Wednesday the move would help prevent Moammar Gadhafi’s loyalists from regrouping … Continue reading

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Qatar admits sending hundreds of troops to support Libya rebels

Qatari chief-of-staff reveals extent of involvment, saying troops were responsible for training, communications and strategy. Hundreds of Qatari troops in every region Ian Black in Tripol Wednesday 26 October 2011 18.33 BS A Qatari jet fighter takes off for a mission … Continue reading

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Mass graves in Sirte

The bodies of more than 250 people who are believed to have been supporters of ousted Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi have been found in Sirte, a local newspaper reported on Wednesday. The 267 bodies were found in recent days … Continue reading

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Peace in Libya? Interview with Sukant Chandan – 25/10/2011

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Murder of Gadhafi is next step to wider U.S. wars in Africa

Murder of Gadhafi is next step to wider U.S. wars in Africa Lynching in Libya – Made in U$A by Sara Flounders Global Research, October 24, 2011 The brutal lynching of Moammar Gadhafi, the leader of Libya, is the latest … Continue reading

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Muammar al-Gaddafi – last will and testament

“This is my will. I, Muammar bin Mohammad bin Abdussalam bi Humayd bin Abu Manyar bin Humayd bin Nayil al Fuhsi Gaddafi, do swear that there is no other God but Allah and that Mohammad is God’s Prophet, peace be … Continue reading

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NATO war against Libya ‘misguided and illegal’

Instead of protecting the population of Libya — which is what the U.N. authorized — the West’s intervention allowed the conflict to continue and consume perhaps as many as 30,000 Libyan lives, including many thousands of civilians, in addition to … Continue reading

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‘Rebels’ execute 53 Libyans: HRW ask the NTC to investigate their own heinous crimes

Fifty-three people, apparent Gaddafi supporters, seem to have been executed at a hotel in Sirte last week, Human Rights Watch said today. The hotel is in an area of the city that was under the control of anti-Gaddafi fighters from … Continue reading

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The Face of Fascism?

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Fidel Castro calls NATO “brutal” for Libya role

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

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Many in Sub-Saharan Africa Mourn Qaddafi’s Death

By JOSH KRON     Published: October 22, 2011     Extracts NAIROBI, Kenya —, Many sub-Saharan Africans are mourning the death of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, celebrated as much for his largesse as for his willingness to stand up to the … Continue reading

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‘We continue our resistance to full revenge. I am in Libya, alive and free’ – Gaddafi’s son

Published: 23 October, 2011, 12:47 The son and heir apparent of the late Colonel Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, is still in Libya. He is free and will go on with resistance, he reportedly claimed in an address to supporters aired by … Continue reading

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British companies to rush for £200bn in Libya contracts

  By Rob Davies Last updated at 12:17 PM on 22nd October 2011 Extracts British firms are arming themselves for a scramble to win up to £200billion worth of contracts in Libya, as the North African nation looks to its … Continue reading

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Ibrahim Alloush: A Heroic Last Stand in the defense of Libya against a Nato backed Invasion

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‘Gaddafi murder – international crime’ – Afshin Rattansi

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The Son of Africa Claims a Continent’s Crown Jewels

By John Pilger Africa is China’s success story. Where the Americans bring drones and destabilisation, the Chinese bring roads, bridges and dams. What they want is resources, especially fossil fuels. With Africa’s greatest oil reserves, Libya under Muammar Gaddafi was … Continue reading

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Annie Machon: ‘NATO bombed Libya back into Stone Age’

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