Monthly Archives: December 2011

Exiled Libyan monarchy shamelessly admit their role in fomenting Libyan war

Background ‘The Libyan monarchy of Idris, which was based in Benghazi, was installed by the United States and British in the 1950’s to oversee their economic and military interests in North Africa. Libya in 1951, under the leadership of King … Continue reading

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Moscow blasts Ban Ki-moon’s defense of Libya action – too little too late

Moscow criticized UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for defending the NATO operation in Libya and ignoring data on civilian casualties collected by a number of UN member states, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Thursday. Last week Ban came … Continue reading

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Against AFRICOM – Cynthia McKinney on GRTV

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Libya Remains Unstable After Ten Months of Imperialist War

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011 By Abayomi Azikiwe Pan-African News Wire February 17 is the day when the enemies of the Libyan Jamahiriya government began their rebellion against the 42 year rule of Col. Muammar Gaddafi. Immediately the United States, Britain, … Continue reading

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NATO’s Depraved Disregard for Libyan Civilian Casualties

By Glen Ford December 21, 2011 “BAR‘ —  After leaving the door open to the United States and its European allies to destroy Libya from the air for seven brutal months, Russia is now pressing for an investigation of civilian casualties inflicted … Continue reading

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Russia steps up demands for Nato to account for civilian deaths in Libya

Russia has stepped up demands for Nato to account for civilian deaths from the air strike campaign which led to the downfall of Libyan strongman Muammer Gaddafi. Wednesday 21 December 2011 The campaign by Britain, France, the United States and … Continue reading

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Former Libyan PM’s health ‘seriously degraded’

TUNIS – The health of former Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmoudi is “seriously degraded” following a hunger strike in his prison, one of his lawyers said Tuesday. The lawyer, Bechir Essid, told a press conference in Tunis that Mahmoudi had … Continue reading

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Libyan Crisis: Events, Causes and Facts (Documentary)

A documentary giving an insight into the events in Libya which led up to NATO intervention

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War Criminal visits crime scene: Pentagon chief Panetta sees close partnership with Libya

 US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said on Saturday that Tripoli could become an important security partner of Washington as he visited Libya for talks with new regime officials. “We are and will be your friend and partner,” Panetta said at … Continue reading

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Second son of Libyan commander wounded by militia

AFP – Fri, Dec 16, 2011 A prominent Libyan military commander charged on Friday that a powerful ex-rebel group shot and wounded one of his sons, in the second such incident targeting his family. “There is a bid to harm … Continue reading

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Libyan rebel scramble for £100bn in assets causes fractures at Tripoli airport

Militias and army clash over control of runways after UN decides to fly newly printed currency into the capital The unfreezing of £100bn in Libyan assets by the UN this weekend has fired the starting gun for a fierce battle … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a NATO War Crime

By Franklin Lamb December 17, 2011 It was a warm early Monday morning along the Libyan coast on June 20, 2011. At approximately 0200 GMT the next day in NATO Headquarters in Brussels and 30 minutes later in its media … Continue reading

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The Justification to Wage War: Libya and UN Security Resolution 1973

Global Research, December 15, 2011 by Ronda Hauben I –Introduction As  is customary, a press conference was held by Ambassador Vitaly Churkin to mark the beginning of the Russian Federation’s Presidency of the Security Council for the month of December … Continue reading

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The West Aims to Turn the Entire Global South into a Failed State

By Dan Glazebrook December 8th, 2011 The economic collapse that began in 2008, that was duly declared unpredictable and thoroughly unforeseen across the entire Western media, was, in fact, anything but. Indeed, the capitalist cycle of expansion and collapse has … Continue reading

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Tawergha refugees plan to go home despite risk of attack

Dec 14 (Reuters) – Thousands of former supporters of Muammar Gaddafi who fled their town because of revenge attacks will try to return next week, their leaders said on Wednesday, risking a confrontation with their neighbours. Tawargha, a town about … Continue reading

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The harsh light of day finally beginning to dawn on NATO backed rebels and their supporters

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-12-13/libyans-march-in-tripoli-benghazi-calling-for-less-secrecy.html Libyans March in Tripoli, Benghazi Calling for Less Secrecy By Chris Stephen Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) — Libyans took to the streets of Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi, accusing the ruling National Transitional Council of being too secretive … Continue reading

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The ethnic cleansing of Tawergha

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Rival tribes exchange gunfire south of Tripoli

 

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Clashes in Zintan

12/12/2011 – Agence France-Presse ZINTAN—Clashes erupted between former rebel fighters that toppled Moammar Gadhafi and a tribe seen as loyal to the fallen regime, killing four people, sources said on Monday. The fighting, which broke out on Saturday near Zintan, a … Continue reading

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Gunmen try to assassinate head of Libyan army

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen tried to kill the head of the Libyan army Saturday in a bold daylight attack in the country’s capital, setting off hours of intense gunbattles along the main highway to the airport. Assailants in Tripoli … Continue reading

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Viv Ellis eye witness account of conditions in Libya

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“Outrageous and indefensible” was Britain’s massacre in Libya

30.11.2011 David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, has stated that the attack on the British Embassy in Teheran was “outrageous” while the Foreign Secretary William Hague has called it “irresponsible”. So how shall we label the British massacres in Libya … Continue reading

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Here’s the Key Question in the Libyan War

by DIANA JOHNSTONE http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/12/01/here%e2%80%99s-the-key-question-in-the-libyan-war/ These days the humanitarian warriors are riding high, thanks to their proclaimed victory in Libya. The world’s only superpower, with moral, military and mercenary support from the democracy-loving emirate of Qatar and the historic imperialist powers, … Continue reading

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Libyan intervention: False facts fatal for Gaddafi

Published: 02 December, 2011, 10:49 Latest video interview with Julien Tiel http://rt.com/news/lybia-gaddafi-war-evidence-833/ Sanctions against Syria and looming prospects of an intervention into the country are drawing ever more parallels with the war in Libya. But as it turned out, the … Continue reading

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