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South Tyneside Stop the War / Refuse to be Penned in By U.S. Imperialism
« on: October 19, 2011, 05:39:48 PM »
I am posting this as a contribution to the discussion we were having - Roger.


Refuse to be Penned in By U.S. Imperialism

From Voice of Revoltuion - US Marxist leninist Organisation  - October 17th 2011

On October 1, police led demonstrators onto the traffic lane of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Then when the hundreds of protesters were only part way across, the police blocked both ends of the bridge and penned them in. Protesters were forced to stay on the bridge and then were shipped out to police stations across the city. More than 700 people were arrested by this police entrapment.

Since that time, the on-going demonstrations, known as Occupy Wall Street, have received almost daily coverage in the monopoly media. President Barack Obama, in response to a press question about the protests said he thinks “It expresses the frustrations the American people feel” that “the same folks who acted irresponsibly [are] trying to fight efforts to crack down on abusive practices that got us into this problem in the first place. So yes, I think people are frustrated and the protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works.”

It can be said that the entrapment by police of protesters and efforts to entangle them in the legal system are symbolic of efforts by the U.S. rulers, and Obama as their current champion, to do the same to the working class. To pen it up in public spaces and limit its struggles to those imposed by the rulers and reacting to their brutal anti-social, anti-worker cuts and police attacks. It is to block the working class from striking out on its own independent path, with its own thinking and genuine alternative to the current system – with its economic crises, imperialist wars and threats of fascism and world war. The fight by the working class for a new direction for the economy is to be blocked and silenced. The fight for a human-centered society where the rights of all at home and abroad are put at the center is to be blocked and silenced.

One form this silencing takes is the broad promotion that the “solution” to the current crisis is restoring “balance” or “fairness” to the existing set up, using taxes or similar instruments of the government. As Obama put it, “We’ve got to make sure that everyone in this country gets a fair shake, and a fair shot, and a chance to get ahead.” This is the limit, the corral, the rulers want to impose, of “restoring fairness” in a situation ripe for a new direction, a new content — not for a “chance to get ahead” but for a human centered society where the constitution enshrines the rights of all and they are guaranteed in law. Today, all past arrangements that provided the bourgeoisie’s definition of civil rights with a guarantee and based labor relations on bourgeois notions of fairness are finished. The more unequal the system divided between rich and poor is revealed to be, the more the promotion of fairness as the guiding principle to sort out relations between competing interests rings hollow.

Bringing human-centered social consciousness and politics into the center of the political and economic life of the country is necessary and is the task of the working class. This requires refusing to be penned in by U.S. imperialism and its “solutions” and consciously rejecting the imposition of agendas whose aim is said to be to “pressure” those in power. This negates the historical need to set one’s own agenda by analyzing how to defend rights and organize to be the decision makers.

It is also the case that the concentration of economic wealth in fewer hands, which is indeed broadly opposed by people across the country, is being accompanied by the concentration of political power in the hands of the executive, the Office of the President. We are witnessing the disarray and disintegration of the two parties of the rich, their inability to function within the old arrangements. Discrediting and limiting of the power of Congress and promotion of the president as the force able to “get things done” is taking place. The “debt deal appointed a Super Committee for budget matters, which likely will remove these matters from Congress. Elections, and funding of them, are directed much more to the backing of individual candidates, not parties.

Within this, Obama is developing machinery for people to support him as president, against Congress. This includes the newly established “We the People” site at the White House website, where anyone can “petition” the president and call for action on issues of concern, like the environment, economy, education and so forth. It is a “direct line” to the president. In attempting to get his jobs bill passed, Obama has gone not to Congress, but across the country appealing to people to “agree with me” and tell Congress to “pass this bill right away.” These actions reflect institutionalizing arrangements for far greater concentration of power in the executive while directing the working class into the corral of supporting the president against a Congress that “refuses to act.”

It is within this context that Obama expresses his sympathy for the protesters and says they “are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works.” For Obama, the opposition to corporate greed and influence being expressed by protesters can be utilized as a mandate for his program for jobs, taxes, and so forth. As he says, it is an expression of “broad-based frustration” with Congress and “folks [on Wall Street] who acted irresponsibly” and their “abusive practices.” He supports protests “giving voice” to frustration, indeed he hears the “voice” and will be the one to act on it.

In this manner, the necessity for new political arrangements that favor the working class, that empower the people themselves to govern and decide is removed from the thinking and discourse. The voice of the working class for a new direction for the economy and for new political arrangements where the people themselves have power is silenced. Consistent with this, since the demonstration October 1, there has been almost daily media coverage of “Occupy Wal Street.” Organizations known to be main backers of Obama, like MoveOn.org, Rebuild the American Dream, and others are joining nationwide efforts, including a “virtual march” that coincided with the NYC march on Wednesday, October 5, where unions also joined in support. It is notable that the media, forces like MoveOn and various union presidents that participate in the Obama administration and campaigns, are all promoting the protest when normally protests face a wall of silence. Indeed, there is just such a wall against the courageous hunger strike by prisoners now occurring in California, involving more than 12,000 prisoners defending their rights and opposing solitary confinement and torture. There is little being said and certainly not similar support for the struggle of longshore workers in Longview, Washington, defending their rights against brutal police repression. The promotion of the New York protest is not accidental, any more than police leading protesters onto the bridge was an accident. There should not be illusions as to the ability of Obama and the monopoly media to manipulate the situation in their favor.

The task facing the working class together with the youth is to refuse to be penned in by the rulers and their false solutions. It is to elaborate and organize for a new direction by taking up the defense of rights in a manner that organizes the working class to be effective and to exercise control over its affairs.

The working class of the United States must deal with the elimination of rule of law and institutionalizing of the lawless violence and “might makes right” dictate of U.S. Empire all over the world, over which President Obama is presiding. He has now authorized the targeted assassinations of U.S. citizens abroad, as took place in Yemen. This reverses a long-held expectation that the president alone cannot and would not authorize assassinations of U.S. citizens. It reflects the increase in state violence, extending FBI assassinations, like those against African American and Puerto Rican leaders, to anyone the president brands as a “threat,” and orders executed. It is being accompanied by the greatly increased use of torture and solitary confinement against prisoners inside the country and criminalizing of resistance by the youth and workers.

Drone assassinations and massacres, open use of CIA and Special Forces wherever the U.S. decides, military intervention in the name of regime change, torture and indefinite detention, are all examples of how this lawless violence is escalating to keep the rivals to the U.S. striving for world domination in check. The brutal U.S.-led invasion of Libya and Obama’s demand now that the U.S. “must insist on unrestricted humanitarian access,” anywhere in the world, is further indication of the reactionary and fascist direction of U.S. imperialism with which the U.S. working class must settle scores if it is to make headway in its own struggle for rights and empowerment within the United States.

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For Your Information / Refuse to be Penned in By U.S. Imperialism
« on: October 19, 2011, 05:37:57 PM »
Refuse to be Penned in By U.S. Imperialism

From Voice of Revoltuion - US Marxist leninist Organisation  - October 17th 2011

On October 1, police led demonstrators onto the traffic lane of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Then when the hundreds of protesters were only part way across, the police blocked both ends of the bridge and penned them in. Protesters were forced to stay on the bridge and then were shipped out to police stations across the city. More than 700 people were arrested by this police entrapment.

Since that time, the on-going demonstrations, known as Occupy Wall Street, have received almost daily coverage in the monopoly media. President Barack Obama, in response to a press question about the protests said he thinks “It expresses the frustrations the American people feel” that “the same folks who acted irresponsibly [are] trying to fight efforts to crack down on abusive practices that got us into this problem in the first place. So yes, I think people are frustrated and the protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works.”

It can be said that the entrapment by police of protesters and efforts to entangle them in the legal system are symbolic of efforts by the U.S. rulers, and Obama as their current champion, to do the same to the working class. To pen it up in public spaces and limit its struggles to those imposed by the rulers and reacting to their brutal anti-social, anti-worker cuts and police attacks. It is to block the working class from striking out on its own independent path, with its own thinking and genuine alternative to the current system – with its economic crises, imperialist wars and threats of fascism and world war. The fight by the working class for a new direction for the economy is to be blocked and silenced. The fight for a human-centered society where the rights of all at home and abroad are put at the center is to be blocked and silenced.

One form this silencing takes is the broad promotion that the “solution” to the current crisis is restoring “balance” or “fairness” to the existing set up, using taxes or similar instruments of the government. As Obama put it, “We’ve got to make sure that everyone in this country gets a fair shake, and a fair shot, and a chance to get ahead.” This is the limit, the corral, the rulers want to impose, of “restoring fairness” in a situation ripe for a new direction, a new content — not for a “chance to get ahead” but for a human centered society where the constitution enshrines the rights of all and they are guaranteed in law. Today, all past arrangements that provided the bourgeoisie’s definition of civil rights with a guarantee and based labor relations on bourgeois notions of fairness are finished. The more unequal the system divided between rich and poor is revealed to be, the more the promotion of fairness as the guiding principle to sort out relations between competing interests rings hollow.

Bringing human-centered social consciousness and politics into the center of the political and economic life of the country is necessary and is the task of the working class. This requires refusing to be penned in by U.S. imperialism and its “solutions” and consciously rejecting the imposition of agendas whose aim is said to be to “pressure” those in power. This negates the historical need to set one’s own agenda by analyzing how to defend rights and organize to be the decision makers.

It is also the case that the concentration of economic wealth in fewer hands, which is indeed broadly opposed by people across the country, is being accompanied by the concentration of political power in the hands of the executive, the Office of the President. We are witnessing the disarray and disintegration of the two parties of the rich, their inability to function within the old arrangements. Discrediting and limiting of the power of Congress and promotion of the president as the force able to “get things done” is taking place. The “debt deal appointed a Super Committee for budget matters, which likely will remove these matters from Congress. Elections, and funding of them, are directed much more to the backing of individual candidates, not parties.

Within this, Obama is developing machinery for people to support him as president, against Congress. This includes the newly established “We the People” site at the White House website, where anyone can “petition” the president and call for action on issues of concern, like the environment, economy, education and so forth. It is a “direct line” to the president. In attempting to get his jobs bill passed, Obama has gone not to Congress, but across the country appealing to people to “agree with me” and tell Congress to “pass this bill right away.” These actions reflect institutionalizing arrangements for far greater concentration of power in the executive while directing the working class into the corral of supporting the president against a Congress that “refuses to act.”

It is within this context that Obama expresses his sympathy for the protesters and says they “are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works.” For Obama, the opposition to corporate greed and influence being expressed by protesters can be utilized as a mandate for his program for jobs, taxes, and so forth. As he says, it is an expression of “broad-based frustration” with Congress and “folks [on Wall Street] who acted irresponsibly” and their “abusive practices.” He supports protests “giving voice” to frustration, indeed he hears the “voice” and will be the one to act on it.

In this manner, the necessity for new political arrangements that favor the working class, that empower the people themselves to govern and decide is removed from the thinking and discourse. The voice of the working class for a new direction for the economy and for new political arrangements where the people themselves have power is silenced. Consistent with this, since the demonstration October 1, there has been almost daily media coverage of “Occupy Wal Street.” Organizations known to be main backers of Obama, like MoveOn.org, Rebuild the American Dream, and others are joining nationwide efforts, including a “virtual march” that coincided with the NYC march on Wednesday, October 5, where unions also joined in support. It is notable that the media, forces like MoveOn and various union presidents that participate in the Obama administration and campaigns, are all promoting the protest when normally protests face a wall of silence. Indeed, there is just such a wall against the courageous hunger strike by prisoners now occurring in California, involving more than 12,000 prisoners defending their rights and opposing solitary confinement and torture. There is little being said and certainly not similar support for the struggle of longshore workers in Longview, Washington, defending their rights against brutal police repression. The promotion of the New York protest is not accidental, any more than police leading protesters onto the bridge was an accident. There should not be illusions as to the ability of Obama and the monopoly media to manipulate the situation in their favor.

The task facing the working class together with the youth is to refuse to be penned in by the rulers and their false solutions. It is to elaborate and organize for a new direction by taking up the defense of rights in a manner that organizes the working class to be effective and to exercise control over its affairs.

The working class of the United States must deal with the elimination of rule of law and institutionalizing of the lawless violence and “might makes right” dictate of U.S. Empire all over the world, over which President Obama is presiding. He has now authorized the targeted assassinations of U.S. citizens abroad, as took place in Yemen. This reverses a long-held expectation that the president alone cannot and would not authorize assassinations of U.S. citizens. It reflects the increase in state violence, extending FBI assassinations, like those against African American and Puerto Rican leaders, to anyone the president brands as a “threat,” and orders executed. It is being accompanied by the greatly increased use of torture and solitary confinement against prisoners inside the country and criminalizing of resistance by the youth and workers.

Drone assassinations and massacres, open use of CIA and Special Forces wherever the U.S. decides, military intervention in the name of regime change, torture and indefinite detention, are all examples of how this lawless violence is escalating to keep the rivals to the U.S. striving for world domination in check. The brutal U.S.-led invasion of Libya and Obama’s demand now that the U.S. “must insist on unrestricted humanitarian access,” anywhere in the world, is further indication of the reactionary and fascist direction of U.S. imperialism with which the U.S. working class must settle scores if it is to make headway in its own struggle for rights and empowerment within the United States.

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NATO assault on Sirte inflicts more Libyan civilian casualties
Posted: 2011/10/06
From: Source     
 
 
By Patrick O’Connor
4 October 2011
The coastal Libyan city of Sirte is under ferocious bombardment from NATO in the air, and militia fighters aligned with the National Transitional Council (NTC) on the ground. Tens of thousands of civilians remain trapped in the area, and are being subjected to indiscriminate rocket, mortar and missile attacks. The military operation has also involved a prolonged blockade—denying residents access to basic supplies, including food, water, medicine and fuel—that has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis.


Numerous reports have emerged from civilians who have managed to flee Sirte in recent days about NATO bombs destroying homes and other civilian buildings and infrastructure.


Ashiq Hussein, an immigrant Pakistani electrician who escaped with 11 of his family members, told AFP: “NATO struck one big building, Imarat Tamim, two days ago, with 12 or 13 bombs. The whole building with nearly 600 flats is razed to the ground now... Two of my neighbours died yesterday in a NATO bomb which hit their home. Maybe they have information that on rooftops there were Gaddafi men... But a lot of civilian buildings were getting hit. Also the incoming shells from NTC forces were hitting civilian homes.”


NATO war planes are conducting continual operations in the air above Sirte, carrying out reconnaissance and bombing operations and also dropping leaflets demanding that civilians leave the city and pro-Gaddafi fighters surrender. According to official figures released in Brussels, 78 strike sorties were carried out last Saturday and Sunday, with all but two of the confirmed “key hits” occurring in Sirte.


The American, British and French governments spearheading the bombardment are guilty of war crimes. What is unfolding in Sirte has again put paid to the “humanitarian” pretext for the regime change campaign in Libya that was driven by the predatory economic and geo-strategic calculations of the US and European powers. NATO figures now make little pretence that their operation has anything to do with “saving lives” in Libya. The people of Sirte are being subjected to a collective punishment for their hostility toward NATO and the NTC, with the brutal military operation serving as a warning to people throughout Libya and the region against any resistance to the agenda being advanced by Washington, London and Paris.


Around 100,000 people live in Sirte, located about halfway between the Libyan capital of Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi. It remains unclear how many are left, but the number is certainly in the tens of thousands. The situation there is already critical. The population has not had access to running water and a regular electricity supply since August. Child malnutrition has been reported and there are increasing incidents of sanitation-related diseases, including diarrhoea.


Dr Siraj Assouri, who was in Sirte last weekend, told the Guardian that basic medical supplies had run out and people were resorting to drinking contaminated water to survive. “There is no medicine for heart disease or blood pressure, or baby milk or nappies,” he explained. “There is very little water that is drinkable. The water is contaminated with waste oil.”


Reuters interviewed Al-Sadiq, who said he had run the dialysis unit at Sirte’s main hospital. He explained: “Doctors start operating, then the power goes. They have a few litres of fuel for the generators, then the lights go out when they operate. I saw a child of 14 die on the operating table because the power went out during the operation.”


Mohammed Shnaq, a biochemist who fled the hospital on Sunday, added: “It’s a catastrophe. Patients are dying every day for need of oxygen.”


NTC gunmen enforcing the siege of Sirte have deliberately created the humanitarian crisis by refusing to allow supplies into the city. A group of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) workers entered Sirte on Saturday to deliver body bags and war wounded kits, but was unable to enter the hospital because it came under fire from the NTC.


ICRC team leader Hichem Khadhraoui told AFP: “Several rockets landed within the hospital buildings while we were there. We saw a lot of indiscriminate fire. I don’t know where it was coming from.” Khadhraoui added that his team members “were surprised” by the attack, because they had “contacted all parties to say we were going in.”


The incident appears to have been another premeditated war crime carried out by NTC forces. Al Jazeera reported that “NTC fighters are unhappy with the ICRC for delivering supplies to the town rather than evacuating wounded people and searching for disappeared residents.”


On Saturday, NTC chief Mustafa Abdel Jalil announced a two-day “humanitarian” ceasefire, supposedly to allow more civilians to evacuate. Yet the attack on Sirte’s hospital occurred during this so-called ceasefire, while journalists on the city’s outskirts reported no let up in the militias’ indiscriminate mortar and rocket fire. On Saturday, according to AFP, two children and two adults were killed when their vehicle, which was leaving Sirte, was hit by a rocket, apparently fired by NTC militia. The children “were torn to pieces,” Dr Ahmed Abu Oud, a field medic on the western side of Sirte, said. “They collected the body parts in bags.”


The declared “ceasefire”—which was accepted as good coin by much of the US and European media—was clearly motivated by propaganda considerations. NATO and NTC forces are preparing their alibis for the civilian killings for which they will be responsible in the final offensive on Sirte. Having supposedly given time for civilians to flee, all those left in the city will be regarded as legitimate targets by NTC fighters.


A similar campaign was waged in the lead up to the US assault of the Iraqi city of Fallujah in November-December 2004. After demanding that civilians flee, the commanders of the 10,000 US troops and marines who invaded the city regarded everyone still there, especially men, as justifiable targets. The entire urban centre became a free-fire zone, while civilian buildings were systematically levelled as a means of killing snipers and other anti-occupation fighters. Similarly in Sirte, snipers have played an important role in pushing TNC militia out of the city centre.


Those left in Sirte include the most vulnerable layers of the population. One fleeing resident told the BBC that “those left behind were either too badly injured to leave, or lacked cars and petrol.” Petrol reportedly costs 600 dinars, or about $450, for 20 litres. Mohammed Dahab, a 30-year-old engineer who was born in Sudan but has lived in Sirte since he was 5, told Spiegel Online: “The only ones left are the poor, including many African foreigners.”


The African immigrant and dark-skinned Libyan community in Sirte has been swollen by a recent influx of refugees from neighbouring Tawargha. The town of about 10,000 people was entirely depopulated by NTC militiamen who went on a racist rampage after they captured it in August.


Fears among Sirte residents of similar reprisal attacks are well-founded. When NTC fighters fought their way into the Sirte district of Bouhadi yesterday, a Reuters correspondent reported that they set a house on fire belonging to someone allegedly close to Gaddafi. In other houses, the reporter added: “Some helped themselves to belongings. NTC pickup trucks drove from the area loaded with carpets, clothes and furniture. One NTC vehicle had a table football game in the back.”

 

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News Items / Interview with Dr. Moussa Ibrahim, October 1
« on: October 04, 2011, 10:52:40 PM »
Interview with Dr. Moussa Ibrahim, October 1
Posted: 2011/10/04
From: Source     
 
 
 Full English translation of the interview with Libya's spokesman Dr. Moussa Ibrahim broadcast on Syria-based ArRai TV on October 1.

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Broadcaster: “With us on the on the line is Dr. Moussa Ibrahim, the official spokesman for the Libyan Government. Doctor, I want to begin by saying Thank God for your safety. The media channels of lies and deceit have said that you attempted to flee wearing women’s clothing, wearing a neqab (female headdress covering face). Do you think it is an attempt to slander and muddy the image of the resistance and jihadi fighters like yourself?”

Dr. Moussa Ibrahim: “Greetings my dear brother, and greetings to all the viewers of this courageous channel. My dear brother, we have given our lives and our souls for the sake of this country and we partake in an honourable and duteous cause for a true Civilization project and I am not surprised that these rumours and lies have been wrongfully claimed by the heads of the Council of Shame and traitorship in Libya and the reporting and follow up of such statements by the media outlets, who in an organized way co-operate with NATO and the NATO rebels.

The Glorious Youth of Libya that undertake this holy war against the greatest powers of the world, they try to taint their image but they are much greater and purer than this. We will not leave the battleground. We will fight until we die or until we are triumphant, as pleases God.

These rumours are lies. I was close to the frontline in Sirte and with me a battalion of great loyal men of around 23 fighters. 8 of them fell from the Sirte the unified, 2 Harwara, 2 Tarhouna, 3 Werfella and 1 from Wershifana and 1 from Seesan and 6 from the brave Zliten.

We were exposed to a surprise attack by a gang of NATO militias and were forced into an isolated area and the group of young men who were with me stayed behind to fight the NATO militia who were well equipped and well armed by their evil NATO alliance, while we were only using light weaponry etc. The fighting went on for more than a day and a half. They announced my capture and arrest but that was not true. In fact they never got near me. The young men kept fighting within the valleys of the deserts. Some of these men died as martyrs in this brave and pure battle; 2, 1 from Werfella and 1 Seean and the rest resisted this surprise attack and we escaped safely. May God have mercy on the martyrs who God will welcome and not NATO.

The above led us to approach another frontline of the war, where we can set your minds at ease about the fighters and their readiness and their high spirits and their determination. But the lying media channels try to release as many rumours and lies as possible to bring down the morale of resistance movement.

I would like to take this opportunity to say that I personally witnessed with my own eyes, how they killed, Zwaitneeya, Wershifna, See3an, Werfella, Tarhouna, Hrawa, and the tribes of Sirte who were hand in hand, side by side, and how the planes flew above us and how they bombed relentlessly and how the militia on the ground tried to attack. I swear my dear brother, the eyes of these people had a spark of anger and war and their footing stood steady, and all of them were speaking of dying martyrs and the brave, and they spoke of their families with love and compassion. It was an amazing sight. These were not trained individuals. They were not trained by Al Qaeda, NATO, France, Qatar. These were normal young people. They were everyday people like the people viewing Al-Rai Channel right now, who will turn the channel and watch a tv show, movie or music video. Normal youth astonishingly transformed into lions and heroes because they felt that they had a higher purpose in this phase that they must be heroes and fighters. I asked some of them who they were? What families they came from? What they did in life, work wise? Some were students, teachers, businessmen, mechanics etc. All of these people had no goals or aspirations but to fight these terrorists and to bring down and topple this colonial conquest of their country.

I swear my dear brother, even though a lot of these people are not politically educated they ARE morally educated and they understand all that is going on. They cannot be fooled by this mask and buzzwords of “democracy” and “freedom” and “change” which is a deceitful lie to cover up the colonial intentions for Libya. They understand their feelings, transparency and honesty. All of this, they know overall that it is their duty to fight. I would like to send again my respects to the 2 martyrs whom I mentioned earlier and salute to my brothers who are currently still fighting on numerous battlefronts.

Broadcaster: We never doubted for one second that Moussa Ibrahim “the fighter” would flee a battle in his hour of need. In any case doctor, the media are saying and spreading rumours that civilians are fleeing Sirte. Do you think it is an attempt to give an impression that the city has been evacuated so that they can say that everyone has fled in order to collectively massacre and cleanse the entire City and its population?

Dr. Moussa Ibrahim: Of course my brother, they have already started this. The Arab viewers from everywhere, Saudi, Emirates, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Algeria, Morocco, Sudan and all Arab countries, need to know that the inhabitants in Sirte are being truly massacred and wiped out in the last month while in their homes, the amount that have been killed while… and I’ll say it again IN THEIR HOMES have reached their thousands, thousand killed. This is NOT AN EXAGERATION, thousands of people! This is evident to the extent that the scent of death and killing and destruction has gotten so overwhelming that the international organizations have got to experience it even while in the enemy’s countries far away. The scent has got, as they say in English, TOO MUCH TO IGNORE.

They have started the media game again by saying that the inhabitants of Sirte are leaving to cover up the fact that they are killing civilians and we don’t bomb civilians. This is a clear strategy and plot partaken by Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya and others that are by now the most skilled and experienced in lies and deceit. I can say that I count myself as an expert on a Global level on these channels and very knowledgeable and experienced in their capabilities, from dealing with them extensively and observing them very closely the last 9 months. I know their composition and how they operate from the inside and in actual fact it is just a part of this international imperial operation, a part of which is fake, cosmetic and organized.

The city still has 180,000 of its inhabitants, a few hundred have fled because their homes and lives have been destroyed. 180,000 still remain within the city, added to the fact that full tribes have come to Sirte because the gangs entered and invaded their villages so they had to escape to Sirte and they are being bombarded right now from overhead, buildings falling etc. The tanks and regiments and grad missiles, hit without considering military targets hitting civilians.

My dear brother I personally telephoned, with international organizations and some international television channels and I called the Human rights organizations and the united nations officials and well known authorities. And I asked them all to come to Sirte, considering they visited other cities in Libya in the past while conducting this conspiracy against us, why don’t they come now to record and gather facts on the destruction and crimes in Sirte!?

They say OK we will come, we will organize and come. It has been one month since I have requested this and not a single channel entered Sirte, not a single organization enteres Sirte, not a single red cross initiative enters Sirte. Not a sIngle Islamic entity or UN authority has commented on the destruction of the city Sirte!

The Conspiracy is clear to anyone who has a heart or can hear what is happening. For the people who have no hearts and do not want to know or learn or analyse or break down this unjust global regime. Of course they would rather live in blissful ignorance, but we prefer the widening of knowledge and of knowing more and more.

The seeking of the truth is the first phase in any war. And we are on the side of the Truth with God’s assistance!

Broadcaster: Dr. Moussa, on the ground, what is the situation on the frontlines especially in the surrounded resistant towns? I mean to say Bani Walid, Ghadamis and Sirte?

Dr. Moussa Ibrahim: I will try to give you a summary. There are two types of frontlines, battlefields. The primary fronts, Bani Walid, Sirte and Sabha and there are other fronts in violated towns.

In terms of the violated towns, we can observe that the resistance movement has increased in these cities, there are operations which are undertaken continuously in Zliten, Tripoli, Zawiya, Azizia and Tarhouna among other cities. Some are planned and organized operations and some are small that some individuals undertake. All are successful and see positive results. There are casualties seen, and on the enemies side. But most importantly that the flag of war is being raised. The continuation of these operations proves that NATO cannot take control of Libya.

In terms of the Primary frontlines, thank God, Bani Walid, is truthfully fully cleansed within a large radius surrounding the town and it remains to be said that we are still suffering the effects somewhat, of course.

But the dead bodies of NATO militia are left in the valleys and Mountains of Bani Walid. Of course the heads of the ground forces of NATO rebels know full well of this fact. The Tarhouna hospital, Tajoura Hospital, the Tripoli Medical Centre are all full of bodies from the Bani Walid battlefield. Taking this to account, Bani Walid has now translated into the term ‘DEATH’ for these gangs. So Bani Walid’s reports are excellent. The last attack on Bani Walid was yesterday, today there have been no attacks. Yesterday many sacrificed their lives. I would like to salute all the tribes of Bani Walid, especially that of the Battle of the Valley of Ghalboun and our brother Sbaya3 and Asahbaa, Kimmat, Qbool, Gwaydaa that have protected and defended.

In terms of the second primary Frontline of the resistant town of Sirte the attacks have been greater, these have been taken from 5 different focal points supported by heavy NATO planes and supported with very modern weapons. But the young men of Sirte have been capable of standing their ground and resisting this attack. And the piece of intel which I can present, this reached me only 2 hours ago, is that the young men of Sirte have made a strong advance east of the town which led to the fleeing of the enemy to retreat a number of kms and also leading to the seizure of some of their weapons. The south of city seems to be coping well and the west is also doing fine.

In saying this, we expect and I would like to alert the viewers that we expect that the attacks will intensify in Sirte beginning tomorrow especially from the West and South. BUT, we are ready and we have a lot of strength from the west and we have a lot of hard work being done from the south and the Eastern front we should eliminate the threat completely in the next few days.

Just one second my dear brother if I may, I would like to take an opportunity to issue a statement to the tribes of the violated towns, for example the honourable people of Tarhouna, we know that the proud and patriotic people of Tarhouna cannot accept the NATO rebels and we receive constant letters from Tarhouna that they are against NATO but they are silent against their will.

We say to them if they cannot and do not have the capabilities to open a battle field of resistance in the city itself, to at least for the loyalists, to move and send, 100′s from Tarhouna, Wershefanna, Asabeeaa, Seean and Hawamed, from everywhere to join the frontline in Bani Walid and Sirte. Of course, we do currently have large numbers already from such tribes within these battlefields, but these tribes need to keep sending more and more people so that our forces can be stronger and stronger and eventually open the battlefield in their own towns.

Broadcaster: Doctor, thank God for your safety again, and thank you for your participation and we salute you on your resistance.

Dr. Moussa Ibrahim: Before I go I would like to give a personal condolence on behalf of our Revolutionary Leader Muammar Gaddafi, to the family of the hero Jamal Abdal Nasser for his son Khalid. May God have mercy on his soul, the Leader Muammar Gaddafi would like to offer deepest respects to the family of Jamal Abdul Nasser and to all the free people and all the Arabs.

And we would like to solidify the struggle which Jamal Abdel Nasser lead for freedom and for pride and the struggle that all Arabs face against foreign occupiers, against the theft of oil, against the setting up of military bases in Libya and anywhere in Arabic land. We would like to again offer our deepest condolences to the Arabic people. We would like to say God willing we will maintain the flag of freedom and pride and Islam and honesty until victory, Inshallah.

The video with the interview in Arabic can be watched here.

 

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For Your Information / Interview with Dr. Moussa Ibrahim, October 1
« on: October 04, 2011, 10:51:19 PM »
Interview with Dr. Moussa Ibrahim, October 1
Posted: 2011/10/04
From: Source     
 
 
 Full English translation of the interview with Libya's spokesman Dr. Moussa Ibrahim broadcast on Syria-based ArRai TV on October 1.

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Broadcaster: “With us on the on the line is Dr. Moussa Ibrahim, the official spokesman for the Libyan Government. Doctor, I want to begin by saying Thank God for your safety. The media channels of lies and deceit have said that you attempted to flee wearing women’s clothing, wearing a neqab (female headdress covering face). Do you think it is an attempt to slander and muddy the image of the resistance and jihadi fighters like yourself?”

Dr. Moussa Ibrahim: “Greetings my dear brother, and greetings to all the viewers of this courageous channel. My dear brother, we have given our lives and our souls for the sake of this country and we partake in an honourable and duteous cause for a true Civilization project and I am not surprised that these rumours and lies have been wrongfully claimed by the heads of the Council of Shame and traitorship in Libya and the reporting and follow up of such statements by the media outlets, who in an organized way co-operate with NATO and the NATO rebels.

The Glorious Youth of Libya that undertake this holy war against the greatest powers of the world, they try to taint their image but they are much greater and purer than this. We will not leave the battleground. We will fight until we die or until we are triumphant, as pleases God.

These rumours are lies. I was close to the frontline in Sirte and with me a battalion of great loyal men of around 23 fighters. 8 of them fell from the Sirte the unified, 2 Harwara, 2 Tarhouna, 3 Werfella and 1 from Wershifana and 1 from Seesan and 6 from the brave Zliten.

We were exposed to a surprise attack by a gang of NATO militias and were forced into an isolated area and the group of young men who were with me stayed behind to fight the NATO militia who were well equipped and well armed by their evil NATO alliance, while we were only using light weaponry etc. The fighting went on for more than a day and a half. They announced my capture and arrest but that was not true. In fact they never got near me. The young men kept fighting within the valleys of the deserts. Some of these men died as martyrs in this brave and pure battle; 2, 1 from Werfella and 1 Seean and the rest resisted this surprise attack and we escaped safely. May God have mercy on the martyrs who God will welcome and not NATO.

The above led us to approach another frontline of the war, where we can set your minds at ease about the fighters and their readiness and their high spirits and their determination. But the lying media channels try to release as many rumours and lies as possible to bring down the morale of resistance movement.

I would like to take this opportunity to say that I personally witnessed with my own eyes, how they killed, Zwaitneeya, Wershifna, See3an, Werfella, Tarhouna, Hrawa, and the tribes of Sirte who were hand in hand, side by side, and how the planes flew above us and how they bombed relentlessly and how the militia on the ground tried to attack. I swear my dear brother, the eyes of these people had a spark of anger and war and their footing stood steady, and all of them were speaking of dying martyrs and the brave, and they spoke of their families with love and compassion. It was an amazing sight. These were not trained individuals. They were not trained by Al Qaeda, NATO, France, Qatar. These were normal young people. They were everyday people like the people viewing Al-Rai Channel right now, who will turn the channel and watch a tv show, movie or music video. Normal youth astonishingly transformed into lions and heroes because they felt that they had a higher purpose in this phase that they must be heroes and fighters. I asked some of them who they were? What families they came from? What they did in life, work wise? Some were students, teachers, businessmen, mechanics etc. All of these people had no goals or aspirations but to fight these terrorists and to bring down and topple this colonial conquest of their country.

I swear my dear brother, even though a lot of these people are not politically educated they ARE morally educated and they understand all that is going on. They cannot be fooled by this mask and buzzwords of “democracy” and “freedom” and “change” which is a deceitful lie to cover up the colonial intentions for Libya. They understand their feelings, transparency and honesty. All of this, they know overall that it is their duty to fight. I would like to send again my respects to the 2 martyrs whom I mentioned earlier and salute to my brothers who are currently still fighting on numerous battlefronts.

Broadcaster: We never doubted for one second that Moussa Ibrahim “the fighter” would flee a battle in his hour of need. In any case doctor, the media are saying and spreading rumours that civilians are fleeing Sirte. Do you think it is an attempt to give an impression that the city has been evacuated so that they can say that everyone has fled in order to collectively massacre and cleanse the entire City and its population?

Dr. Moussa Ibrahim: Of course my brother, they have already started this. The Arab viewers from everywhere, Saudi, Emirates, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Algeria, Morocco, Sudan and all Arab countries, need to know that the inhabitants in Sirte are being truly massacred and wiped out in the last month while in their homes, the amount that have been killed while… and I’ll say it again IN THEIR HOMES have reached their thousands, thousand killed. This is NOT AN EXAGERATION, thousands of people! This is evident to the extent that the scent of death and killing and destruction has gotten so overwhelming that the international organizations have got to experience it even while in the enemy’s countries far away. The scent has got, as they say in English, TOO MUCH TO IGNORE.

They have started the media game again by saying that the inhabitants of Sirte are leaving to cover up the fact that they are killing civilians and we don’t bomb civilians. This is a clear strategy and plot partaken by Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya and others that are by now the most skilled and experienced in lies and deceit. I can say that I count myself as an expert on a Global level on these channels and very knowledgeable and experienced in their capabilities, from dealing with them extensively and observing them very closely the last 9 months. I know their composition and how they operate from the inside and in actual fact it is just a part of this international imperial operation, a part of which is fake, cosmetic and organized.

The city still has 180,000 of its inhabitants, a few hundred have fled because their homes and lives have been destroyed. 180,000 still remain within the city, added to the fact that full tribes have come to Sirte because the gangs entered and invaded their villages so they had to escape to Sirte and they are being bombarded right now from overhead, buildings falling etc. The tanks and regiments and grad missiles, hit without considering military targets hitting civilians.

My dear brother I personally telephoned, with international organizations and some international television channels and I called the Human rights organizations and the united nations officials and well known authorities. And I asked them all to come to Sirte, considering they visited other cities in Libya in the past while conducting this conspiracy against us, why don’t they come now to record and gather facts on the destruction and crimes in Sirte!?

They say OK we will come, we will organize and come. It has been one month since I have requested this and not a single channel entered Sirte, not a single organization enteres Sirte, not a single red cross initiative enters Sirte. Not a sIngle Islamic entity or UN authority has commented on the destruction of the city Sirte!

The Conspiracy is clear to anyone who has a heart or can hear what is happening. For the people who have no hearts and do not want to know or learn or analyse or break down this unjust global regime. Of course they would rather live in blissful ignorance, but we prefer the widening of knowledge and of knowing more and more.

The seeking of the truth is the first phase in any war. And we are on the side of the Truth with God’s assistance!

Broadcaster: Dr. Moussa, on the ground, what is the situation on the frontlines especially in the surrounded resistant towns? I mean to say Bani Walid, Ghadamis and Sirte?

Dr. Moussa Ibrahim: I will try to give you a summary. There are two types of frontlines, battlefields. The primary fronts, Bani Walid, Sirte and Sabha and there are other fronts in violated towns.

In terms of the violated towns, we can observe that the resistance movement has increased in these cities, there are operations which are undertaken continuously in Zliten, Tripoli, Zawiya, Azizia and Tarhouna among other cities. Some are planned and organized operations and some are small that some individuals undertake. All are successful and see positive results. There are casualties seen, and on the enemies side. But most importantly that the flag of war is being raised. The continuation of these operations proves that NATO cannot take control of Libya.

In terms of the Primary frontlines, thank God, Bani Walid, is truthfully fully cleansed within a large radius surrounding the town and it remains to be said that we are still suffering the effects somewhat, of course.

But the dead bodies of NATO militia are left in the valleys and Mountains of Bani Walid. Of course the heads of the ground forces of NATO rebels know full well of this fact. The Tarhouna hospital, Tajoura Hospital, the Tripoli Medical Centre are all full of bodies from the Bani Walid battlefield. Taking this to account, Bani Walid has now translated into the term ‘DEATH’ for these gangs. So Bani Walid’s reports are excellent. The last attack on Bani Walid was yesterday, today there have been no attacks. Yesterday many sacrificed their lives. I would like to salute all the tribes of Bani Walid, especially that of the Battle of the Valley of Ghalboun and our brother Sbaya3 and Asahbaa, Kimmat, Qbool, Gwaydaa that have protected and defended.

In terms of the second primary Frontline of the resistant town of Sirte the attacks have been greater, these have been taken from 5 different focal points supported by heavy NATO planes and supported with very modern weapons. But the young men of Sirte have been capable of standing their ground and resisting this attack. And the piece of intel which I can present, this reached me only 2 hours ago, is that the young men of Sirte have made a strong advance east of the town which led to the fleeing of the enemy to retreat a number of kms and also leading to the seizure of some of their weapons. The south of city seems to be coping well and the west is also doing fine.

In saying this, we expect and I would like to alert the viewers that we expect that the attacks will intensify in Sirte beginning tomorrow especially from the West and South. BUT, we are ready and we have a lot of strength from the west and we have a lot of hard work being done from the south and the Eastern front we should eliminate the threat completely in the next few days.

Just one second my dear brother if I may, I would like to take an opportunity to issue a statement to the tribes of the violated towns, for example the honourable people of Tarhouna, we know that the proud and patriotic people of Tarhouna cannot accept the NATO rebels and we receive constant letters from Tarhouna that they are against NATO but they are silent against their will.

We say to them if they cannot and do not have the capabilities to open a battle field of resistance in the city itself, to at least for the loyalists, to move and send, 100′s from Tarhouna, Wershefanna, Asabeeaa, Seean and Hawamed, from everywhere to join the frontline in Bani Walid and Sirte. Of course, we do currently have large numbers already from such tribes within these battlefields, but these tribes need to keep sending more and more people so that our forces can be stronger and stronger and eventually open the battlefield in their own towns.

Broadcaster: Doctor, thank God for your safety again, and thank you for your participation and we salute you on your resistance.

Dr. Moussa Ibrahim: Before I go I would like to give a personal condolence on behalf of our Revolutionary Leader Muammar Gaddafi, to the family of the hero Jamal Abdal Nasser for his son Khalid. May God have mercy on his soul, the Leader Muammar Gaddafi would like to offer deepest respects to the family of Jamal Abdul Nasser and to all the free people and all the Arabs.

And we would like to solidify the struggle which Jamal Abdel Nasser lead for freedom and for pride and the struggle that all Arabs face against foreign occupiers, against the theft of oil, against the setting up of military bases in Libya and anywhere in Arabic land. We would like to again offer our deepest condolences to the Arabic people. We would like to say God willing we will maintain the flag of freedom and pride and Islam and honesty until victory, Inshallah.

The video with the interview in Arabic can be watched here.

 

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South Tyneside Stop the War / Libya, NATO Commander ” We have failed”.
« on: September 30, 2011, 09:10:14 PM »
Libya, NATO Commander ” We have failed”.
Posted on September 29, 2011 by nsnbc
http://nsnbc.wordpress.com/


NATO´s situation in Libya is turning desperate. What was supposed to be a postmodern coup d´etat with singing tomorrows and a limited armed insurgency has turned into a massive military campaign with heavy losses. NATO and TNC become increasingly isolated in “pockets of occupation“. While whispers about diplomatic initiatives and power sharing increase, NATO began a bribe campaign and is scripting the US population for a possible false flag attack, downing a civilian airliner.                                                           by Dr. Christof Lehmann

Tonight nsnbc received confirmed reports that the the long siege on the strategically Sahara City Saba is broken. The area around Saba is now so firmly under Libyan control that armed detachments can be sent to reinforce the ongoing battles in Bengazi and Sirte. The elite 32nd Brigade under the command of Khamis Ghadafi, which recently detached in platoon size special operations units, successfully attacked a NATO / TNC convoy in Sirte area, killing a high ranking “rebel” commander. NATO´s attempt to establish a bridgehead in Sirte harbor to prepare for an amphibian assault in style with the initial assault on Tripoli was spoiled when a NATO destroyer was set on fire by Libyan Special Forces. In Zawiah region a NATO / TNC convoy with a substantial amount of arms fell into an ambush of Libyan and Allied Forces. NATO air raids seem to concentrate on North Eastern Libya in an attempt to reconquer Derna and parts of Bengazi. Inside Tripoli sleeper cells are awaiting a final assault on Libya´s Capitol and there are increased reports of urban guerrilla tactics being used to destabilize the TNC and the forces under command of the Tripoli Military Counsel under the command of Abdelhakim Belhadj.

The last two days, nsnbc received confirmed reports of increasing numbers of defectors from the Libyan Government, who want to defect once again, after realizing the bitter truth that they have contributed to the destruction of their country and massacres on their people. Yesterday nsnbc received reports that the TNC and NATO has approached Russian Diplomats to broker a cease fire, and to negotiate a peace deal that includes a power sharing option. A source with close ties to tribal leaders informs nsnbc that there have been failed attempts by Swiss Diplomats to bribe tribal leaders who have deployed fighters to Sirte to withdraw from the battle for Liberation of Libya. Possibly there are serious concerns in the Swiss banking sector, that the illegal transfer of Libyan funds to the TNC can have dire consequences for the Swiss, as well as for the European and U.S. American economy.

In response to our article about the UN failure to adhere to it´s principles nsnbc received a phone call from a high ranking NATO Commander currently involved in the Libyan war. The NATO Officer, who for obvious reasons needs to be quoted anonymously, reported that there are increased worries among NATO Commanders, that the war crimes currently committed by NATO, in Libya, and under their command, can have serious repercussions for them personally, in case any country with international jurisdiction would be invoking the Nuremberg Principles. Secretly, he said, “some of us are encouraging our boys to refuse orders to bomb civilian targets; we have had enough” He continued: “Always the same lies, in WWI they said that the troops will be home by Christmas, and you know what happened”.  Some Canadian and French pilots have followed the encouragement and denied to bomb more civilian targets.

Intelligence analysts are warning of a increased risk for a False Flag downing of an airliner by US Special Operations Units after a FOX NEWS ALERT stated that the Pentagon will put more boots on the ground for a search and destroy mission of heat seeking anti aircraft missiles which reportedly “could have fallen into terrorists hands”. Intelligence analysts nsnbc has spoken to generally perceive the FOX NEWS ALERT  as well as ABC news reports as a possible scripting to prepare the population in the US for a certain narrative after a False Flag has been committed. ABC is notoriously known for it´s close intelligence ties. One of the most obvious reasons why the newscast is perceived as scripting is, that all special operations are shrouded in secrecy. No real special operation would ever be publicly announced to give the target the advance of prior knowledge. After nsnbc recently reported of the increased likelihood of a false flag terror attack, we now consider the risk to be significantly increased.

Dr. Christof Lehmann

29.09.2011


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Venezuela condemns U.S., NATO, UN over Libya War at UN General Assembly

Nicolas Maduro Moros, foreign minister of Venezuela, on Tuesday lashed out at the involvement of the US-European North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the UN in recent events in Libya.

Moros' statement came as he was addressing the general debate of the UN General Assembly at its 66th session to transmit a message from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias.

"Right now there is a very serious threat to global peace: a new cycle of colonial wars, which started in Libya, with the sinister goal of refreshing the capitalist global system, within a structural crisis today, but without any limit to its consumer and destructive voracity," Moros said.

"It is necessary to remember and to recur to our immediate memory: Venezuela, alongside the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas (ALBA), was actively advocating for a peaceful and negotiated solution to the Libyan conflict," said Moros.

The Venezuelan foreign minister said that peaceful resolution of the Libyan situation was derailed by the US and NATO and that reports of attacks on the Libyan people by the Libyan Air Force were unfounded in truth.

"However, after all, the logic of war decreed by the UN Security Council and put into practice by NATO, the armed wing of the Yankee Empire, was imposed," he said.

"The logic of war having its spearhead in trans-national mass media: let us bear in mind that the 'Libyan Case' was brought before the Security Council on the basis of intense propaganda by the western mass media, who lied about the alleged bombing of innocent civilians by the Libyan Air Force, not to mention the grotesque media setting of the Green Square of Tripoli."

He said that a premeditated bunch of lies were used to justify "military regime change policy" by NATO.

"It's worth wondering: what has the no-fly zone established by the Security Council resolution become?" said Moros. "How could NATO perform more than 20,000 missions against the Libyan people if there was a no-fly zone? After the Libyan Air Force was completely annihilated, the continued 'humanitarian' bombing shows that the west, through NATO, intends to impose their interests in North Africa, turning Libya into a colonial protectorate."

Moros said that Venezuela questions the legitimacy of the arms embargo placed on Libya through Security Council resolution 1970 and strengthened by resolution 1973.

"How can we say that an arms embargo was imposed on Libya, when it was NATO itself that introduced thousands of heavy weapons to support a violent upheaval against that country's legitimate government?" Moros said. "The embargo was, of course, meant to prevent the Libyan government from defending its sovereignty. This shows, once again, the cruel logic of international relations, where the law only applies to the weak."

Moros called for an immediate end to the NATO bombings in Libya and said the UN must reform in order to serve it's purpose.

He called the current state of the international organization a crisis, a point he said Venezuela has made previously.

"Since then and until now, nothing has been done: the political will of the most powerful ones has prevailed," said Moros. "Sure, the UN, as for its current functioning, docilely pledges to their interests. For us it is obvious that the UN is not improving and will not improve from the inside."

"If its secretary-general, along with the president of the International Criminal Court (ICC), take part in an act of war, as in the case of Libya, nothing can be expected from the current structure of this organization and there is no longer time for reforms: the UN does not accept any reform whatsoever, the illness within it is deadly," he added.

Moros criticized the Security Council, saying that a first step to re-founding the UN as a whole would be to eliminate the permanent member category and veto power from the peace and security body. He said that the General Assembly's power must be democratically maximized and that a comprehensive review of the UN charter, with the aim of redrafting a new one, should be imposed.
 
 

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Cuba: UN must really represent the Legitimate Interests of its Member Nations
Posted: 2011/09/28
From: Mathaba     
 
 
 Speech delivered by H.E. Mr. Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, at the General Debate of the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, September 26, 2011.


Mr. President:

Allow me to congratulate you on your election.

We welcome the government of South Sudan for becoming the 193rd member of the United Nations.

I join the appeal by all African leaders to give an urgent response to the famine in the Horn of Africa Mr. President:

While we are deliberating here in this hall, "another preventive" war is taking place in Libya using as a pretext "the protection of civilians". The United States and NATO, supposedly to avoid a massacre, launched a military attack against a sovereign State without there being any threat to international peace and security, and unleashed a "change of regime" operation.

NATO imposed on the Security Council a dubious resolution authorizing "member States... acting nationally or through regional organizations or arrangements... to take all necessary measures to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under the threat of attack."

Afterwards, NATO violated this same resolution in order to supply weapons, fund one of the parties to the conflict and deploy operatives and diplomatic personnel on the ground.

Now everybody has a better understanding of the concept of "responsibility to protect" and what it can be used for.

In this war, waged with the most advanced and lethal military technologies, the means of communication have been used as combat weapons by the financial and media emporiums which are profiteering from the war and the reconstruction operations as if they were anti-crisis instruments.

As early as February 21, Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz had warned that NATO was irremissibly preparing a war against Libya. Since then, Cuba engaged indefatigably not in the defense of a government, but of a principle: the assassination of thousands of innocent people with the dubious objective of protecting other civilians is something unacceptable. History has eloquently shown that peace can not be imposed either by war or by force.

It is only up to the Libyan people to decide upon its destiny, without any foreign intervention, in the exercise of its right to self-determination and independence, its sovereignty over its natural resources and its territorial integrity.

The military intervention in Libya and the growing threat against Syria have been the opportunistic and defensive responses given by the United States and Europe to the collapse of their system of domination and plunder in Northern Africa and the Middle East, the emergence of genuinely popular movements in Tunisia, Egypt and other countries, in order to secure huge reserves of oil and water and confiscate financial assets in times of global economic and social crisis.

It is the task of this General Assembly to exercise its powers to prevent a military aggression against Syria. The public opinion should receive objective information and speak up against war.

Mr. President:

According to the Foreign Affairs magazine, the White House has rushed to describe what happened in that Northern African country as a model. It is said that the new US strategy is more efficient and less costly... that the Bush administration strategy considered occupation as an option ... that the Obama administration strategy is that of nationalliberation...that the military intervention strategy in Libya could also be applied in other cases."

With full cynicism, reference is made to a military aggression without casualties or the use of infantry troops, the costs of which would be mainly borne by Europe. The destabilization of a country through subversion, covert operations and economic sanctions is described as the "development of a national movement".

This new "change of regime" operations model shows that the current US and NATO military doctrines are ever more aggressive than the previous ones, and that the so called "Euro-Atlantic periphery" comprises the entire planet.

No one should doubt that Latin America and the Caribbean are included in that conception. The re-deployment of the Fourth Fleet, the installation of military bases and the sending of troops and military means to intervene anywhere in the region; the coup d'etat against Venezuela in 2002, followed by an oil coup; the sedition in Santa Cruz, Bolivia; t he military coup in Honduras and the attempted coup in Ecuador fit perfectly well in the "new strategy".

Can the US and NATO give guarantees today that the use of force and this concept of "regime change" are not applicable in the case of the Latin American and Caribbean countries that do not yield to their interests? Can the European Union say something about it? What would the United Nations do in the event of such circumstances?

Mr. President:

The weakness of the global economy, particularly the economies of the United States and of the European Union, continues to show that the crisis that began in the year 2008 has not been yet overcome.

In developed countries, the terrible burden of its consequences is borne by the workers, the unemployed, the immigrants and the poor, who are brutally repressed whenever they peacefully defend their rights.

We, the countries of the South, which are incessantly despoiled, are suffering the distortions of a world order that excludes our legitimate interests.

We are suffering the terrible impact of protectionism and the steady increase in the prices of foodstuffs and hydrocarbons. The peoples of many developing countries are victims of worn out neoliberal economic models and their sequels of plunder and exclusion. The social and political consequences are being felt in all continents.

Mr. President:

In the face of a global economic crisis and the exhaustion of the natural resources of the planet, what would be the response of the extreme right wing forces that are in power or may reach power as a result of the punishment and hopelessness of voters?

In the face of a growing and universal threat of a war, a new distribution of the world and climate change, i,could we, the countries of the South, act together as an indispensable condition to save ourselves?

In the face of so many and serious threats, the Latin America and Caribbean region, the one that Bolivar and Marti fought for, is integrating and determined to finish what they left unfinished. It would be impossible either to divide us or to turn us against each other. ALBA is a small but morally powerful group of peoples and the new Community of Latin American and Caribbean States is already a fact. The entire force of the Andes will very soon be expressed in a Summit that will be an epoch making event in Caracas, the epicenter of the independence of the Americas, where a Bolivarian people has conquered power and the stature of a continental leader, President Hugo Chavez Frias, is growing bigger.

More than ever before we have to defend the United Nations, but the biggest challenge would be to turn it into an organization that serves the legitimate interests of all States, instead of catering for the arbitrariness and abuses of a handful of rich and powerful countries. We must see to it that International Law as well as the Purposes and Principles of the UN Charter prevail in the face of the brute force that attempts to wipe them out. It is necessary to reestablish the leading role of this Assembly and relaunch the Security Council.

Mr. President:

The General Assembly has the inescapable moral, political and legal obligation to ensure the recognition of an independent Palestinian State, with the boundaries established before 1967 and with East Jerusalem as its capital, as a full member of the United Nations Organization.

If there's recognition of the inalienable right of the Palestinian people to independence, sovereignty and self-determination; if there is recognition of the need to reestablish the exercise of the human rights of Palestinians; if the blockade of Gaza, the economic coercion and segregation symbolized by the infamous wall are recognized as crimes; if the subjugation of a nation to conditions jeopardizing its existence is described as genocide; if all member States are supposed to adopt all legal measures within their reach to protect Palestinian civilians, then the General Assembly should take action now.

Cuba, a country with a small Jewish community, condemns the historical injustice of anti-Semitism, the crime against humanity which was the Holocaust, and recognizes the right of the State of Israel to exist. Our people only harbor fraternal feelings towards the Israeli people, who are also a victim of this conflict.

Cuba likewise proclaims that the United States has the moral, political and legal obligation to stop vetoing the Security Council resolutions destined to protect the Palestinian civilians.

The European Union should oppose this veto and abstain from supporting the empire's brutal pressure on the members of this Assernbly and the Council itself. It should also be true and fair for Europe to denounce that those crimes would not be happening if not because of the military supplies, the financial support and the impunity ensured by the US to the Israeli government.

Mr. President:

On September 11, 2011, we Cubans shared the pain of the American people who were victims of those atrocious terrorist actions and offered our selfless solidarity, encouragement and cooperation. As usual, Cuba made some crystalclear statements against terrorism and against war.

Ten years after, the world is even more insecure because instead of turning international consensus against terrorism into a system of international cooperation to cope with it, the United States has invaded and occupied Iraq and Afghanistan, taking a toll on the lives of thousands of persons and causing pain to tens of millions.

Deception, torture, extrajudicial executions or assassinations, the disappearance of persons, arbitrary detentions and the CIA secret renditions and prisons in Europe and other regions were impossible to hide.

The US Government offends the memory of the victims of September 11 when it maintains the prolonged and inhumane imprisonment of the Five Cuban antiterrorists, who were unjustly sentenced to serve extreme sanctions at spurious trials for seeking information about the terrorist activities of the groups that have operated with absolute impunity from the US territory against Cuba, thus causing the death of or physical disabilities to 5 577 fellow Cuban citizens.

Once again, with all due respect, I urge President Obama to make use of his prerogatives to set them free as an act of justice or as a humanitarian gesture which will be highly appreciated by their children, wives, mothers, fathers and all of our people.

Mr. President:

The Cuban government reiterates its willingness and interest to move towards the normalization of relations with the United States. Today I reiterate the proposal of beginning a dialogue aimed at solving bilateral problems, including humanitarian issues, as well as the offer of negotiating several cooperation agreements to combat drug-trafficking, terrorism, human smuggling, prevent natural disasters and protect the environment, even in the event of oil spills as the one occurred at the British Petroleum platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

However, we know that the electoral race has already begun in this country while the economic situation is getting worse.

The economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba has been tightened and the damages it has caused have totaled 975 billion dollars according to the present gold price. The attempts to subvert the constitutional order that Cubans have freely elected have intensified.

There are increasing pressures on the part of the extreme right and the Cuban American mafia to revert the minimal steps taken by the US government that, to some extent, favor the links between the Cuban emigres and their home country and the exchanges between both peoples.

In Cuba, President Raul Castro has reiterated that we will continue to change, in a sovereign way, everything that needs to be changed so that our economy is more efficient and our socialism is better, in order to conquer "all the justice"

and be able to fully preserve our independence.

As Marti said, "before ceasing in our endeavor to have a free and prosperous homeland, the South Seas will merge with the Northern Seas and a serpent will hatch out of an eagle's egg."

Thank you very much.

 

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South Tyneside Stop the War / Re: Sirte facing genocide by NATO
« on: September 27, 2011, 07:45:14 AM »
Crimes of NATO on Sirte people

http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=628799?rss

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For Your Information / Libya: Message From Aisha Qadhafi to Libyan People
« on: September 25, 2011, 07:48:52 PM »
To the great people of Libya,

Aisha Gaddafi’s Message Delivered on Al-Rai TV
Kindly translated for Libya 360° by I.A. Libya.

“Here is my own translation of the very touching and emotional speech which sister Aisha Gaddafi gave 4 hours ago on El-Rai Televsion. I would say the translation is about 90-95% accurate.” – I.A.


I salute you.

I will not tell you that victory is approaching, but that we live victorious every day for the last 8 months and we are lining up a victory which has never been witnessed in history.

40 countries, with their attacks using planes, missiles and technologies by air and sea and utilizing their agents on the ground. And the Libyan people are still resilient and fighting. I commend these heroes and I congratulate all of the Libyan people, along with your Great Leader, whom I bring relief to you and inform you is currently well. He is well Thank God, and is also faithful to God and remains in high spirits. He bears a weapon and is fighting on the battlefield with his sons, side by side with the Libyan fighters. This is Muammar Gaddafi, putting himself forward to become a fighter and a martyr with his sons.

Compare this sight with that of Qatar with the Prince who presents and puts forward a crown prince who cried like a girl because they were granted the World Cup 12 years from now.

This gives you (the Libyans) the right to be proud of your leader!

Shame and disgrace to the Arab leaders who were swayed and participated in the slaughter of The Libyan People. And it is unfortunate that Arab nations witnessed this slaughter for 8 months and have not flinched nor stood up and risen against it.

But I call on the lions of Tripoli, the lions of Tarhouna, the eagles of Wershifanna, and the lions of Assabia and Mashaseeya and Arshaydat and Ajaylat and Awayell to the Lions of the Ancient city of Sabha to the lions of Sirte, Abusleem and El-Hadhba (All tribes within Libya) and all of the heroes of Tripoli, the resilient. And to all Libyan fighters from the West to the South.

I call on you and I call on you, I call on you, I call on you! (Quoted in a way that a female muslim heroine once was depicted saying it in ancient Islamic battles) Link up! Persevere! Be Patient! Protest! God the holy the merciful said, “If there are 100 perseverient/patient, they will defeat 200 and if there are 1000, they will defeat 2000 and God is with the perseverient/patient.” – Quote from the Quran.

To the silent, I will say to them. What do you have to say about the humiliation that is the new regime, what sort of regime is this? These are familiar faces, which you know very well:
Starting with ABUSHENNA (Mustafa Abdul Jalil) that gave his loyalty and obedience to my Father and betrayed him. Mahmoud Jibril who gave his loyalty and obedience to my brother Saif El-Islam and betrayed him. Shalgam was loyal for 40 years and Betrayed. Trekki the idiot was loyal and obedient for 40 years and betrayed. Ghogha was the captain of the lawyers and loyal and betrayed. Bilhadj who gave an oath and a guarantee and broke it. Others, among others exist. All of these people betrayed and broke their oaths which they gave before, who says they will not break oaths and promises to you?

And to the NATO rebels, if you have any common sense or logic to use …. NATO, who when they wanted to invade Afghanistan and in Iraq, they landed boots on the ground, because they could not find any traitors who were willing to take up arms against their fellow countrymen. Sadly, they found such people within Libya who would take up arms against the chests of their fellow Libyan brothers. This is why I will say there is no god but God, and Muhammad is the messenger of God. Believe in God (Allah), Believe in God (Allah). God (Allah) is all I need. He is the best guardian.

Finally, I would like to quote my brother, who when I asked him to be careful and look after himself on the frontline with his brothers …. I will never forget his words:

“I WILL MAKE A TRAIL WITH OUR BODIES SO THAT THE PEOPLE OF LIBYA CAN WALK ON THEM TO VICTORY.”

To the heroes of Libya, do not disappoint our martyrs. Avenge them, avenge them, avenge them!

“Victory cometh, only an hour’s patience.”

Peace be upon you and the Mercy of Allah and His Blessings.



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For Your Information / Telesur Journalists speak Truth on Libya
« on: September 25, 2011, 07:34:43 PM »
Two weeks ago Telesur welcomed home a news team just back from covering NATO’s war on Libya from that nation’s capital, Tripoli. On arrival at Venezuela’s Maiquetia International Airport, the journalists denounced the ongoing “fabrication of lies” by mainstream media outlets and accused the international press of “producing the arguments needed for a continuation of the war”. The Libyan people “have been invaded by destruction, war, suffering and death, when the solution to the conflict could have been secured by peaceful means”, affirmed Telesur journalist Rolando Segura, who spent the last four months in Libya alongside cameraman Henry Pillajo.

Segura and Pillajo are among the handful of independent journalists who covered largely underreported stories that include: NATO’s bombing of civilian targets; the indiscriminate killing of black migrant workers by rebel forces; the million strong ‘Green March’ held across Libya demanding reconciliation between the government and opposition forces; the rebel takeover and silencing of Libya’s public broadcasting channels; and the fabricated takeover of Tripoli’s Green Plaza late last month – filmed in Qatar and disseminated by international mainstream media outlets, the video successfully secured recognition of the NATO-backed National Transition Council (NTC) as the “new government in Libya” and convinced many Libyan embassy staff abroad to defect.

After an August 8-9 NATO missile strike killed 85 civilians, 33 of which were children, Telesur’s Segura interviewed Abu Mimiar, brother of one of those killed. Mimiar asked the Telesur reporter if the killing of his brother, a rural farmer, “is the protection of civilians they (NATO) talk about? Or is it that those of us who care for and support Gaddafi don’t deserve protection?”

50,000 killed in Libyan war

According to Segura, who spoke Tuesday at a forum in Caracas organized by Correo del Orinoco, “there is talk of an estimated 1,800 killed by NATO bombs and, as a result of the entire conflict, something like 50,000 dead in total – persons who were massacred as a result of this invasion, this aggression, against Libya”.

The bombings, as well as advances made by NATO-backed rebel forces, “were made possible by the lies of the mass media that reproduced an editorial line without any questioning at all”, affirmed Segura. Segura’s blog, in Spanish, has been one of the only independent sources of news, analysis, and images in the aftermath of NATO bombings across Libya.

The Telesur crew left Libya, traveling 36 hours by boat from the Libyan coast to Malta, an island just south of Sicily, Italy. The two crowded in a boat fit for 12 alongside 50 other passengers, all of whom sought refuge from war-torn Tripoli.

Since 19 March this year, the United States and its NATO allies have launched over 20,000 sorties over Libya, carrying out an estimated 9,000 air strikes. This past Sunday alone, NATO carried out 52 aerial attacks. Damage to the country’s highly developed infrastructure – including its oil industry, water supply networks, food storage facilities, communications installations, and public health system – has resulted in growing shortages of food, water, and medicine.

Telesur vs. New Format For War

Speaking to a crowd gathered on Monday, Venezuelan Minister of Communication and Information Andres Izarra praised Telesur’s role in Libya and said “US imperialism” had “sown together a new format for imperial aggression” by using “the hegemonic international media” to demonize governments opposed to US foreign policy. This new “format,” he said, involves “instigating revolutions of color, revolutions of spring” inn countries in which imperialism claims “civil liberties are restricted”. Demonization is followed by international media campaigns to topple anti-US governments and, if necessary, direct military intervention follows.

According to Izarra, this new method for attacking sovereign nations has “already had a partialn victory in Libya” and “at this moment is a serious threat to Syria”. Izarra praised Telesur reporters in Tripoli, who showed “a city that was going about living its normal, daily life” as international press attempted to portray “a dictator, Gaddafi, massacring his own people” in order to justify NATO’s war.

Jordan Rodriguez, Telesur´s reporter in Tripoli at the start of NATO bombings, told the press that NATO is currently the only force responsible for “bombings
that are taking place in Libya” and blamed the international force for “killing innocent civilians, women and children”. Rodriguez pointed out that while NATO bombs continue to hit populated urban centers, “we watch as the large networks like CNN and the BBC report on the precision of NATO bombs” instead of the impact these bombs have on the Libyan people’s daily life.

According to Rodriguez, Telesur has “shown another other side of the conflict”. “When we (Telesur) spoke to Libyans from rural and other areas, many showed a great deal of appreciation for Moammar Gaddafi. We are talking about the poorest country in all of the Maghreb, before the arrival of the Revolution. The proof is in the statistics, in the hospitals that look like high tech clinics, eightlane highways, the highest quality education”, he said.

Rodriguez accused the US and NATO allies of instigating, arming and training the rebel forces. He said that when speaking to anti-Gaddafi rebels on the ground, “all they said is that they wanted ‘Gaddafi to go,’ giving no argumentation”.

Gaddafi was forced into hiding after NATO-backed opposition forces seized on weeks of airstrikes in Tripoli, capturing government offices and the presidential palace. Footage of the socalled “Fall of Tripoli” was widely disseminated by the mainstream media and opposition forces received almost immediate recognition as the “new government” in Libya.

Voice of Truth

According to Telesur President Patricia Villegas the Caracas-based Latin American news outlet plans to keep staff in Libya indefinitely as NATO steps up efforts to destroy support for Gaddafi and maintain the pro-Western “transitional government”.

According to Villegas, the station’s overall objective “has always been” to provide a “voice to the victims of conflict,” as was the case during the 2009 military coup in Honduras, the attempted ouster of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa in 2010, the popular uprising against former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and most recently, the NATO bombing of Libya.

“We didn’t arrive (in Libya) alongside the invaders”, affirmed Villegas. “We didn’t arrive with the bullets... Other media outlets did. Other media outlets are riding in the rebels’ cars; others are protected by private securitycompanies. This is not the journalistic practice of Telesur. We have told this story since it first began”, she said.

“Regardless of whether or not the leader (Gaddafi) is ‘correct,’ we have been witness to exceptional acts of aggression by NATO; of NATO bombs not only attacking military but also civilian targets”, she affirmed.

Chavez praises Telesur

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez praised Telesur’s coverage of the war on Libya, stressing the importance of breaking apart the media blockade imposed by “US Empire” and its allies in international and local media networks. “I want us to award the Telesur correspondents with an honor, the highest honor given by the Republic. Those people are the ones telling the truth”. said Chavez. “Our recognition and admiration goes out to Telesur and its correspondents in Libya... What courage!” he said.


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South Tyneside Stop the War / Re: Sirte facing genocide by NATO
« on: September 25, 2011, 07:29:09 PM »
Dr. Moussa Ibrahim spoke with Reuters yesterday, he slammed the brutal mass murder of NATO over night. At least 151 innocent women and children were killed in Sirte, this is what they call saving civilian lives. The media has gone predominantly silent, for what ever reason, one thing is for sure, the media is fully complicit with these crimes against humanity, alongside UN and other world bodies.

Dr. Ibrahim also spoke about the irony of Monarch flag being raised in the UN compound, he said that Palestinians have been asking for a UN seat for 60 years, and still waiting, but a bunch of thugs who control not even 20% of the country, helped with foreign aggressors are given a seat. All UN credibility is mute.

Confirmation comes regarding NATO Mercenaries who were trapped, gained heavy casualties in Sabha and fled. At least 45 killed and hundreds captured, the green flag still flying over Sabha according to new reports.

22/sept/11 Source from within Libya state that many NATO mercenaries have been captured by the Tarhuna Tribe, and the Tribe promised to continue fighting until every inch of the town is liberated, and all remnants of Mercenaries are kicked out.

Previously scenes of celebrations were reported in Tarhuna as thousands sang and cheered at the cover of the night, joyful faces emerged, waving green flag and chanting pro-Jamahariya slogans.

Rape was just one of many brutal tools used by NATO mercenaries to silence Libyans, and force them in to submission. Many brutal cases emerged, but no organization condemned such atrocities, nor promised to hold NATO responsible for the atrocities.

Cases after cases of brutal and merciless rapes in the hands of NATO mercenaries came forward, but the media completely silent.

Instead the media with International organizations fabricated stories about the Libyan Government using rape as a weapon of war, which was quickly sent to rubbish as a fabricated lie.


Mathaba

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South Tyneside Stop the War / Update on Libya war - September 22nd, 2011
« on: September 23, 2011, 03:42:07 PM »
Update on Libya war - September 22nd, 2011
Posted: 2011/09/23
From: Mathaba      
 
  
 Media hides: Rebels fell into trap at Sabha and were routed


By Dennis South

Compilation from various independent sources


Tunisia army went into action with unknown groups on the border with Libya

Thursday, 22.09.2011


According to a source at the army command of Tunisia, fighting took place for several hours the the desert, south of the border, RIA "Novosti" reported.

According to incoming reports, militants with heavy machine guns crossed the border. No casualties have been reported in this fight between the Tunisian military and the militants, who have not been identified.

In the past few months in this region of Tunisia, the Libyan militant NATO-rebels have repeatedly violated Tunisia's border, and this has led to armed clashes between the Tunisian military and the rebels.

The rebels often use the border regions of Tunisia for "tactical maneuvers" in the confrontation with the popular forces of leader Muammar Gaddafi and the Libyan Jamahiriya defense forces.  Violations of the Tunisian border by the rebels was a regular occurrence during the operation to seize the capital of Libya, Tripoli, with the ground invasion launched on August 21st, which resulted in mass killings and mass graves with estimates of upwards of 50,000 civilians killed in the first week of the invasion alone.

Sirte is too strong for the rebels

Thursday, 22.09.2011


Gaddafi wanted Sirte to become the capital of a united Africa and it is the site of the headquarters of the African Investment Bank, which together with the African Monetary Fund (HQ in Yaounde, Cameroon) and African Central Bank (HQ in Abuja, Nigeria) which were to launch this September with a $42 billion fund to set Africa free from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.   The USA stole the $32 billion contributed for this African project that would have prevented private banker control over Africa, thus preventing the project from proceeding.


The citizens of Sirte fiercely resisted the rebel attackers, who were forced to retreat in panic. Bani Walid still remains under the control of the Libyan Jamahiriya. This although the city has been under constant bombing for a month and constant missile attacks, as well as having its water supply cut off, food sources bombed by NATO, and being ringed by rebels who prevent anyone going into or out of the city thus enforcing a siege. NATO is thus deliberately starving an entire city into submission, and absolutely not protecting civilians, and committing war crimes while the world remains silent in the absence of pictures.


Nevertheless, rebel militants have been unable to take Sirte and Bani Walid, the other city which has faced the same fate for the past month, and both of which are fiercely protected by the forces of the Libyan Jamahiriya and its popular symbolic leader Muammar Qaddafi who handed all power, wealth and arms to the people in 1977 and resigned his government position in 1979. The rebels retreated in panic, says Al Jazeera, a channel financed by the CIA and which launched the war on Libya via fake "news" reports.

The rebels met particularly fierce resistance about 50 km east of Sirte (population - 100 thousand people, located 360 km east of Tripoli), in the Khamsin.  They claim they did not have enough firepower to respond to the forces of the Libyan resistance.

The rebels prepared for an attack on Bani Walid, and on September 9 the NATO-rebel TNC leadership declared that the rebels had entered Bani Walid. As it turned out later, their attack was repulsed and the town was again shelled by the Air Forces of NATO and 17 foreign mercenaries of NATO, mostly French, with 2 Brits and 1 Asian (possibly a Gurka or from Brunei) were captured and are still held prisoners by the Libyan Defense Force.

The rebels claimed to have taken the city of Sabha on the evening of September 21st, in yet another staged media lie.  The NATO-rebels were routed.  Sabha remains under full control of the Libyan Jamahiriya as does over 85% of the country.  Sebha is the largest town in the Libyan desert, with a population of 100 thousand people.  Military bases placed at Sabha make it a strategically important city.

Meanwhile, NATO has decided to extend its war against Libya for another three more months to provide cover for the rebels from the air.  Many military bases in the region of Sirte and Bani Walid were destroyed by NATO airstrikes. According to Syrian TV which has reliable sources in Libya, NATO bombed a hospital in Sirte yet again.

General News


Thursday, 22.09.2011

Interrogations of 17 foreign mercenaries captured in Bani Walid have begun. The Libyan authorities have stated that upon their completion of the interrogations, the prisoners will be presented to the media. This would be a blow to the authorities of all the Western nations.  The impact would be strong if the prisoners would be shown on television. Whether or not western TV stations show this, and to what extent, remains to be seen.


NATO no longer knows how to organize support for the rebels on all fronts. Meanwhile there is mobilized and organized resistance from the Libyan supporters of the Jamahiriya as well as growing world wide support. The rebels continue to disintegrate with insurmountable rifts between the TNC political and military commanders, and the commanders in the field, as well as between the TNC politicians themselves who have shelved indefinitely the announcement of their "committee" as well as between the rebels on the ground who are divided along tribal, ideological, and motivational lines.


Bani Walid. There were at least 57 rebels reported killed, and in the order of hundreds known to be captured.  There were 25 pickup trucks captured.

Tarragon. Arriving here, the rebels believed they would be safe, but here they were simply destroyed.  Corpses of rebels are littered throughout the city which put up a stiff armed resistance against the invaders.

Murzuk: Murzuk is a small town in the region Fezzan, near Sheba. It was announced by some media reports that Saadi Gaddafi has arrived there accompanied by thousands of Tuareg soldiers. Authorities from neighboring Niger have argued that it was under Gaddafi's control.

Misrata: Fierce fighting took place yesterday between the rebel factions for control of the city which covers a vast area and throughout the 7 months of war by US-NATO against Libya, has never been under complete control of the NATO-rebels.

News from the front

Thursday, 22.09.2011


Sabha (major city in an oasis in the south): The traitors (NATO-mercenary-rebels), who entered the city without a fight, were lured into an ambush that will go down in history as a legendary achievement.  The cries of "Allahu Akbar" (God is Great) served as strong inspiration for the defenders of the Jamahiriya.

The rebels who entered the city, were quickly rounded up and the others fled. There were 45 rebels killed, and hundreds taken as prisoners. Their flight took place amidst big confusion.  The world media fail to report on this.


Tripoli: There is very bad news for the rebels in Tripoli.  There are intense clashes happening in Tripoli every single day. Rebels are either killed or being kidnapped every day by the armed citizens who are furious at the mass murder, pillage and destruction caused by the lawless rebels (also known as rats) and their helping themselves at force to any house and its contents.  The situation for the rebels is becoming more difficult, as the citizens of Tripoli who have put up with an unbearable life since the invasion, are resisting.


Al-Zhufrah: In al-Zhufrah, after NATO bombing ended, Libyan militias, along with the Libyan Defense Forces, attacked the camp of the rebels.  Dozens of rebels were killed and many were wounded.

Observers note:


The extension of NATO operations in Libya, by three months, demonstrates the utter failure of NATO countries to break a tiny nation of 6 million people.  NATO, supposedly the most powerful military alliance in human history, is an alliance of cowards, gangsters, psychopaths, racists, genocidal maniacs, drug addicts (literally), liars, thieves, and mental deficients, especially  Rasmussen and Obama.

Libya: a pause between battles

Thursday, 22.09.2011

Some reports say the rebels have halted fighting against the masses of the Libyan Jamahiriya, supposedly due to lack of ammunition, said the commander of ground operations. It could be a ploy to get themselves more ammunition or to misinform the Libyan Defense Forces.

Green Committees intercepted a phone conversation between two rebels, in which one was complaining of not having received arms and ammunition from Qatar, as had been promised.  In addition, the rebel command structure virtually doesn't exist, so maybe none of them even knew whose responsibility it was for re-supplying (logistics).  Also, the rebels are actually fighting each other, and may be hesitant to supply ammunition to a rival rebel faction that might turn their weapons against them.

Commander Mustafa Ben Dardef, from the team that walked 5 kilometers from the occupied areas of Sultan, located east of Sirte (370 km from Tripoli), said that his men would cease to conduct combat operations for one week.  "We will stop fighting for a week.  We are faced with the fact that we do not have enough ammunition," he said.  "The main goal for now is to maintain progress and to establish a strong line of defense in Sultana, 30 kilometers east of Sirte," he said.

The rebel commander was also asked whether the fighting will cease in other parts of the front and in other areas, to which he replied that he had asked other sections of the front to cease fighting so that their actions could be coordinated, but he has yet to hear from them.

This after the rebels had given repeated "final deadlines" for the city of Sirte to surrender of face massacres. China, Russia and other world powers have bought the media lies, and are also not cooperating with the Libyan Jamahiriya, which is winning this war. On return to peace, the Libyan Jamahiriya will deal instead of with governments and corporations, with citizens and small companies run by citizens, thus encouraging and offering solidarity with the masses around the world who are taking power into their hands.


Lessons of Sirte and Beni Walid: London and Paris are preparing for the occupation of Libya?

Thursday, 22.09.2011

TNC (NATO-rebel political council) leader Jibril, in answering the question, posed by a reporter of a TV news station, as to whether or not he believed that the attempted [but failed] storming of the cities of Sirte and Bani Walid would create an irreconcilable conflict between the TNC and the Warfalla Tribe, shamelessly, publically, and with apparent mental ease, said the following:  "Yes, this is serious. The Warfalla Tribe will retaliate.  But the French and the British are much stronger than the Warfalla Tribe, and we ask them to stay on for as long as it will be necessary."


This was said openly, unambiguously, with no need for interpretation, and no alternative interpretation available.  So, the future of Libya's rebel leader is seen in the form of confrontation with his own citizens, and his hope that his French and British masters will destroy his own people.

It is worth noting that, despite the June 1, 2001 NATO [false] claim that it had destroyed 80% of the Libyan Defense Forces, and that the LDF was "completely demoralized," and "shackled by the blows of NATO," and that the Libyan Jamahiriya (people's democracy) had run out of money to finance the LDF, the LDF is not only continuing to fight fiercely, but has, within the last two weeks, had 16 major military successes against NATO and the rebels.  Just to be clear, that means 16 major military defeats of NATO and rebels.

Obviously, the Libyan Jamahiriya and the Libyan Armed Forces are no where near defeat, and, in fact, still control between 85 to 90% of Libya, although some reports put that figure at between 75 to 85% of Libya.

No one is hiding the fact that the war in Libya is being fought between the Libyan Armed Forces and NATO.  The role of the rebels is to pose for the cameras, chant slogans, and recite monologues about "freedom."

Immediately after his visit to Tripoli by President Sarkozy and Prime Minister Cameron, the rebels became greatly inspired [What a pitiful display, happy that their European masters had visited them!!] So, in celebration of the visit of their masters, they set out in 900 pickup trucks and 100 tanks, and rushed to assault the cities of Bani-Walid and Sirte, which had previously been bombed for several weeks by NATO aircraft, only to be once again crushed by the Libyan Defense Forces, the Jamahiri green volunteers, and the armed citizens of those cities.

A NATO-rebel soldier said, "I've never seen anything like it.  We had recently arrived, and nobody asked us any questions. We just moved into Bani-Walid, because we were told that the city already has representatives of the TNC, to which we must join.

"But there was absolutely no one. And then we had to retreat under the heavy fire forces of the Gaddafi's LDF." Despite the support of the Special Forces of Qatar and France, the rebels fled to about 50-60 kilometers outside of the cities of Sirte and Bani-Walid.

According to CNN, which is another compromised media network, TNC emissaries arrived at the location of the retreating troops, trying to convince them not to disperse to their homes.  But even some of the commanders said that they did not want to die, and that they needed their masters, the French, to come and fight for them.  The French journalist, Alain Jules, said, "Some of the Libyan rebels no longer want to go to the front, because the loss in battle near the town of Beni Walid caused a lot of fear inside of them.

It is said that one of the reasons that the rebel assaults on Bani Walid and Sirte failed is because of bad interaction between rebel forces, some of whom rushed to the assault based on their own decision to do so, not through any consultation with commanders.  Commanders of the rebels in all key areas have accused each other of being unwilling to act in a coordinated manner.  Another reason for the failure is because of mutual hatred of each other, within the military units, based on tribe and ethnicity.

Moreover, the Al-Qaida Islamists are gradually beginning to demonstrate their intention of taking full control of the TNC.  For example, Abdelhakim Belhadj, the creator and the emir of the Islamic terrorist organization, "The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group," now holds the post of head of the Military Council of Tripoli, and does not hide his discontent with the leadership of the TNC. Belhadj spent years in prison in Libya after being captured in Thailand and handed over to the Jamahiriya by the British and American intelligence. He is still listed as a known terrorist with which no U.S. or others are allowed to assist, yet is fully assisted by the US-NATO alliance.


The first attempt to create a TNC government has failed.  Members of the board rejected more than 50% of the nominees proposed by Jibril.  The Islamists, as stated before, are gradually gaining strength and influence, and plan to attempt to build a "new Libya" guided solely by their own alleged ideas about people's needs, namely a dictatorship of "religious leaders" as they do not believe that the direct participatory democracy of the Jamahiriya system is "islamic" even though there is an entire chapter "Shura" of the Holy Qur'an of which Part One of the Green Book could be considered a practical explanation of the verse "their affairs must be among them under consultation".  But their first consideration is their [vain] hope that they will institute their own reactionary and false version of Shariah law in Libya. The Holy Qur'an has already been the Law of Society in Libya since 1977, but has been understood to mean "all power, all wealth and all arms in the hands of the people", and the Green Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms has placed religion and law into their proper context, not to be monopolized by sectarian groups such as the uneducated islamists.


As can be seen, the TNC and the rebels are in total disarray and today, it is clear that without the support of the West and the slave Arab countries such as Qatar, the current balance would be totally upset, and the rebels would be crushed in a day.   It is worthy to note that Libyan army commanders have been much more resistant than their Iraqi counterparts were during the Gulf War, and have remained in their positions, defending Libya, without taking a fee.

Since NATO and the rebels have utterly failed, it is certain that the northern countries are now contemplating the full occupation of Libya by northern troops, or proxy via Turkish troops, as well as the use of nuclear weapons to wipe out entire areas of resistance.


 Assistant Editing by Dennis South
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South Tyneside Stop the War / ALBA countries oppose Libyan rebels' UN seat
« on: September 18, 2011, 10:18:12 AM »
ALBA countries oppose Libyan rebels' UN seat
 
Countries belonging to a Latin America trade group oppose giving Libya’s U.N. member seat to the NATO-led rebels who fight the Jamahiriya government, the Venezuelan ambassador said in a Wednesday letter to the new General Assembly president.

Ambassador Jorge Valero wrote to General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser that foreign ministers of the countries in the ALBA group agree that Libya’s United Nations seat should not be occupied by “an illegitimate transitory authority imposed by foreign intervention.”

Rather, they say, the seat should not be filled until “a legitimate government is established” that “reflects the free and sovereign will of the Libyan people.”

Diplomats who have close ties with the NATO-rebels’ National Transitional Council, have continued to staff the country’s U.N. mission offices.

The General Assembly’s new credentials committee agreed by consensus on Wednesday to recommend that the rebels' council get Libya’s seat, said a U.S. official, whose country sits on the committee. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was closed. It is unclear what this committee is, nor could it have legitimacy, as the vast majority of the world still recognizes the legal Jamahiriya government.

The letter of opposition by regional group increases the likelihood that a formal vote call on the matter will be needed, rather than a simple consensus, when the General Assembly acts on the request in the coming days.

The NATO-rebels’ council has been recently recognized by governments which are under the control of international bankers, but more than 80% of the world still recognizes the legal Jamahiriya democratic government.

The government headed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has remained steadfast in its longtime support of Libyan leader Gadhafi and the Jamahiriya.

The foreign ministers of the other ALBA countries — Nicaragua, Cuba, Ecuador, Bolivia, Dominica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua and Barbuda — traveled to Caracas last week to discuss the situation in Libya.

Chavez said Wednesday that he foresees lively discussions in this month’s U.N. General Assembly over Libya.

Chavez, a friend and strong defender of Gadhafi, said the assembly would be hotly debating “the Libyan issue, the war, the genocide in Libya.”

Mathaba Editing of Washington Post article.
 

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News Items / Re: Bani Walid: NATO commits massacre in the name of democracy
« on: September 17, 2011, 06:51:54 PM »

 Rebels Retreat from Sirte; Gaddafi Denounces Libya´s Colonization
Prensa Latina
 

 16 de septiembre de 2011, 09:38Tripoli, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Forces loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi, whose spokesman accused France and Great Britain of colonizing Libya, clashed with rebels on Friday forcing them to retreat from Sirte. Reports from Gaddafi´s hometown noted that the members of the National Transitional Council (NTC) penetrated the eastern, western and southern flanks of the city.

Although the rebels are backed by NATO air force, the resistance of pro-Gaddafi civilians and military men deployed in Sirte forced the NTC members to retreat.

Preliminary estimates showed that 11 CNT members died and 34 were injured on Thursday when the rebels tried, unsuccessfully, to take over Sirte.

The military situation in Bani Walid is at a standstill given that pro-Gaddafi resistance prevented the rebels from fully taking over the city.

Thursday´s attack to Sirte coincided with the visit of French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, and Prime Minister of Great Britain, David Cameron, to Tripoli and Benghazi to make public their support to NTC leaders and their commitment to maintain NATO´s aggression.

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