July 25th, 2011

Libyagate: NATO Deliberately Bombing Civilians

For the war crimes commission. July 24 2011
A peace march has been working its way through the Nafusa Mountains area pushing the terrorists and mercenaries back towards Tunisia. Whole families have joined the march. The reason is that NATO’s terrorists and mercenaries have been burning and looting villages and murdering residents. The terrorists and mercenaries have fired on the peace march. NATO has dropped bombs on them. NATO knows they are civilians because French “advisers” are among the terrorists.
In Brega NATO deliberately bombed the civilian waterworks killing 6 and wounding the CEO.
NATO must be outlawed and brought to book.
Perhaps Soros’ Human Rights Watch would be honest enough for once to do some prompt reporting. Or more responsive Amnesty. There are abundant witnesses.

News via Leonor’s posts (here):
Brega, Nafusa Mountains and the south July 24
Rebels in the area of the Nafusa Mountains burned more than 300 homes in the past week. Now [many of] the rebels have been taken by NATO to southern Libya, but do not know they are in a very different world. The people of the Nafusa Mountains have no weapons to defend themselves, but in the south every home has weapons, the people there are also very angry, they know each other and instantly recognize an intruder.
In the fighting near the border with Niger between rebel mercenaries transported by NATO and the Libyan army and there are some wounded and the Libyans say they recognized that there are now French among the casualties. This shows that the French have been significantly introduced into the Libyan territory.
Al Brega is a wadi full of dead people of Qatar, but they can’t go to get them out because it is in the midst of the fighting.

Original Spanish
Los rebeldes en el área de los Montes Nafusa han quemado en la última semana más de 300 casas particulares. Ahora estos rebeldes han sido trasladados por la OTAN al sur de Libia, pero no saben que están en un mundo muy distinto.
Las gentes de los Montes Nafusa no tenían armas para defenderse, pero el sur está todo armado en todas las casas, la gente se conocen entre ellos y reconocen al instante a un intruso además están muy enfadados.
En los enfrentamientos cerca de la frontera con Niger entre los mercenarios transportados por la OTAN y el ejército libio ya hay algunas bajas reconocidas y dicen los Libios que ya hay franceses entre las bajas. Esto nos muestra que los franceses están muy introducidos dentro del territorio libio.
En Al Brega hay un wadi lleno de gente muerta de Qatar, pero no pueden ir a sacarles del lugar porque está en medio de los enfrentamientos.

The caravan of peace in the Nafusa Mountains
Some injured people who are already hospitalized have told they were marching when rebels started shooting them with rifles with telescopic sights from a great distance by killing tribal leaders in order to frighten them to return to their homes .
Without a word the rebels started to shoot and then NATO aircraft entered the airspace of Libya to kill civilians in the caravan of peace in the Nafusa Mountains by dropping bombs.
Now we will give proof this time of killing [unarmed] civilians by carrying white flags of peace.
There are casualties. People tell me they do not know how many.
I think it is becoming clear that the Libyans are peaceful people seeking peace and negotiation and are only defending against this great and horrific assault.

Original Spanish
La caravana de la paz en Montes Nafusa
Algunas personas heridas que están ya hospitalizadas han hablado y cuentan que ellos se dirigían hacia donde están los rebeldes y les han empezado a disparar con fusiles de mira telescópica a gran distancia matando a los líderes de las tribus para así asustarles y que regresaran a sus casas.
Sin mediar palabra los rebeldes han empezado a dispararles y luego los aviones de la OTAN han entrado en el espacio aéreo de Libia para matar los civiles de la caravana de la paz en los Montes Nafusa lanzando les bombas.
Ahora veremos que razones darán esta vez para matar civiles con banderas blancas de paz.
Me dicen que hay muertos y heridos. Las personas que me lo cuentan no saben cuantos.
Creo que va quedando muy claro que los libios son gente pacifica que busca la negociación y la paz y solo se están defendiendo de esta magna y horrible agresión

NATO’s Libya Lies (Thomas Mountain. Libya 360°. 7.23.11)
The lies used to justify the NATO war against Libya have surpassed those created to justify the invasion of Iraq. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch both had honest observers on the ground for months following the rebellion in eastern Libya and both have repudiated every major charge used to justify the NATO war on Libya.
According to the Amnesty observer, who is fluent in Arabic, there is not one confirmed instance of rape by the pro-Gadaffi fighters, not even a doctor who knew of one. All the Viagra mass rape stories were fabrications.
Amnesty could not verify a single “African mercenary” fighting for Gaddafi story, and the highly charged international satellite television accounts of African mercenaries raping women that were used to panic much of the eastern Libyan population into fleeing their homes were fabrications.
There were no confirmed accounts of helicopter gun ships attacking civilians and no jet fighters bombing people which completely invalidates any justification for the No-Fly Zone inSecurity Council resolution used as an excuse for NATO to launch its attacks on Libya.
After three months on the ground in rebel controlled territory, the Amnesty investigator could only confirm 110 deaths in Benghazi which included Gadaffi supporters.
Only 110 dead in Benghazi? Wait a minute, we were told thousands had died there, ten thousand even. No, only 110 lost their lives including pro-government people.
No rapes, no African mercenaries, no helicopter gun ships or bombers, and only 110 ten deaths prior to the launch of the NATO bombing campaign, every reason was based on a lie.
Today according to the Libyan Red Crescent Society, over 1,100 civilians have been killed by NATO bombs including over 400 women and children. Over 6,000 Libyan civilians have been injured or wounded by the bombing, many very seriously.
Compared to the war on Iraq, these numbers are tiny, but the reasons for the Libyan war have no merit in any form.
Saddam Hussein was evil, he invaded his neighbors in wars that killed up to a million. He used Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD’s) in the form of poison gas on both his neighbors and his own people, killing tens of thousands. He was brutal and corrupt and when American tanks rolled into Iraq the Iraqi people refused to fight for him, simply put their weapons down and went home.
Libya under Col. Gadaffi hasn’t invaded their neighbors. Gadaffi never used WMD’s on anyone, let alone his own people. As for Gadaffi being brutal, in Libya’s neighbor Algeria, the Algerian military fought a counterinsurgency for a decade in the 1990’s that witnessed the deaths of some 200,000 Algerians. Now that is brutal and nothing anywhere near this has happened in Libya.
In Egypt and Tunisia, western puppets like Mubarak and Ben Ali had almost no support amongst their people with few if anyone willing to fight and die to defend them.
The majority of the Libyan people are rallying behind the Libyan government and “the leader”, Muammar Gadaffi, with over one million people demonstrating in support on July 1 in Tripoli, the capital of Libya. Thousands of Libyan youth are on the front lines fighting the rebels and despite thousands of NATO air strikes authentic journalists on the ground in western Libya report their morale remains high.
In Egypt the popular explosion that resulted in the Army seizing power from Mubarak began in the very poorest neighborhoods in Cairo and other Egyptian cities where the price of basic food items like bread, sugar and cooking oil had skyrocketed and lead to widespread hunger. In many parts of Egypt’s poor neighborhoods gasoline/benzene is easier to find then clean drinking water. Medical care and education is only for those with the money to pay for it. Life for the people of Tunisia is not that much better.
In contrast, the Libyan people have the longest life expectancy in the Arab world. The Libyan people have the best, free public health system in the Arab world. The Libyan people have the best, free public education system in the Arab world. Most Libyan families own their own home and most Libyan families own their own automobile. Libya is so much better off then its neighbors every year tens of thousands of Egyptians and Tunisians migrated to Libya to earn money to feed their families, doing the dirty work the Libyan people refused to do.
When it comes to how Gadaffi oversaw a dramatic rise in the standard of living for the Libyan people despite decades of UN inSecurity Council sanctions against the Libyan economy honest observers acknowledge that Gadaffi stands head and shoulders above the kings, sheiks, emirs and various dictators who rule the rest of the Arab world.
So why did NATO launch this war against Libya?
First of all Gadaffi was on the verge of creating a new banking system in Africa that was going to put the IMF, World Bank and assorted other western banksters out of business in Africa. No more predatory western loans used to cripple African economies, instead a $42 billion dollar African Investment Bank would be supplying major loans at little or even zero interest rates.
Libya has funded major infrastructure projects across Africa that have begun to link up African economies and break the perpetual dependency on the western countries for imports have been taking place. Here in Eritrea the new road connecting Eritrea and Sudan is just one small example.
What seem to have finally tipped the balance in favor of direct western military intervention was the reported demand by Gadaffi that the USA oil companies who have long been major players in the Libyan petroleum industry were going to have to compensate Libya to the tune of tens of billions of dollars for the damage done to the Libyan economy by the USA instigated “Lockerbie Bombing” sanctions imposed by the UN inSecurity Council throughout the 1990’s into early 2000’s. This is based on the unearthing of evidence that the CIA paid millions of dollars to witnesses in the Lockerbie Bombing trial to change their stories to implicate Libya which was used as the basis for the very damaging UN sanctions against Libya. The government of the USA lied and damaged Libya so the USA oil companies were going to have to pay up to cover the cost of their governments actions. Not hard to see why Gadaffi had to go isn’t it?
Add the fact that Gadaffi had signaled clearly that he saw both Libya’s and Africa’s future economic development linked more to China and Russia rather than the west and it was just a matter of time before the CIA’s contingency plan to overthrow the Libyan government was put on the front burner.
NATO’s war against Libya has much more in common with NATO’s Kosovo war against Serbia. But one still cannot compare Gadaffi to Saddam or even the much smaller time criminals in the Serbian leadership. The Libyan War lies are worse than Iraq.
Thomas C. Mountain
Asmara, Eritrea
Thomas C. Mountain is the only independent western journalist in the Horn of Africa, living and reporting from Eritrea since 2006. He was a member of the 1st US Peace Delegation to Libya in 1987.
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My conclusion – The coalition of Obama, Sarkozy and Cameron, appropriately abbreviated to FUKUS, and NATO are committing unjustifiable homicide and contravening international law on a daily basis. The leadership has become worse than common bandits, they are pretending they have justification. They don’t. What they do have is a complete lack of morals and common decency. NATO gives every appearance of attempting to double its civilian kill count from the last report of over 1,000. These criminals need to be frog-marched out of office.
NATO is accountable – nation by nation.

ECHR in landmark judgement – military accountable for human rights abuses


Rheinmetall munitions identified in Misrata
[...] Rheinmetall, through American Rheinmetall (ARM) has a contract to supply stun grenades to US special ops forces and other US military customers and this particular munition is dated 08/03, well before Germany was supplying Libya with any weapons.
So how did this particular munition get to be used in the battle for this strategically important building overlooking Tripoli Street? And how deeply involved were US Special Forces in supporting the Libyan rebels as they ethnically cleansed Misrata?

Lynching in Benghazi
[...] The footage of the lynching shows a large crowd in front of the rebel HQ, many holding up mobile phones to photograph/record the action. Two men, one in a yellow top with a hood and another with a brown top, yellow T-shirt and jeans haul the victim up to the window and tie him up to the bars by his feet as the crowd chants “Libya Hurra!”
As the camera comes closer to the window, we can see the victim – he appears to be a young, adult, dark-skinned man. He is bound by the feet and hanging from the bars, wearing olive trousers with no top. His back has three wounds and his face and arms are covered in wet blood. There is blood on the wall behind him. There is movement of the victim’s head and shoulders which indicates the victim is still alive.  There are further chants from the crowd.
The victim is then attacked by a young man with a beard wearing a striped hat who makes a number of attempts to decapitate the victim with a sawing motion of a sharp blade.

Clinton’s Libyan Contact Group has recognised terrorists as sole representatives of the Libyan nation. Giving material aid to terrorists is a crime in every western country. The Libyan Contact Group is therefore a criminal gang. The coalition leaders and NATO in providing military, mercenaries, weaponry, food and cash to terrorists are criminals.

Next post, another crime against humanity committed by the coalition. A grand plan to develop Ras Lanuf and Brega was underway (inception – 2008) that would have given temporary and permanent employment to tens of thousands, permanent jobs for 23,000 in Ras Lanuf alone so alleviating the unemployment and reducing the nation’s dependence on oil revenue. Of course the coalition gang bang stopped it dead.