….US-led military operations in Libya have received negative responses from different countries and also parties within the US.
Dennis Kucinich — a US Democrat — has severely slammed President Barack Obama for his decision to attack Libya. He says the attack is outside the US constitution and that Obama must be impeached for the move.
Other representatives including Democrats Jerrold Nadler and Michael Capuano have taken a similar stance.
Germany has already announced that it has pulled out of NATO operations in the Mediterranean.
Italy says it will review the use of its bases for attacks on Libyan regime forces unless NATO leads the operations.
Russia, China and India as well as several other countries have also opposed the military campaign in Libya. / From Press TV US-led strikes target Libyan city
‘Over 350 planes in US-led Libya war’
More than 350 aircraft are participating in the US-led campaign of military airstrikes against Libya, a US official says.
“More than 350 aircraft are involved in some capacity. Only slightly more than half belong to the United States.” AFP quoted US Navy Vice Admiral William Gortney as saying on Thursday at a Pentagon briefing.
As the Western alliance’s military operations entered its six day on Thursday Gortney added, “It’s fair to say the coalition is growing in both size and capability every day.” /Press TV
[And when (if) the US withdraws its forces, over half the coalition's jets over the weekend?]
The relationships between some coalition members, Al Qaeda and the Libyan insurgents included in the following article from Peter Dale Scott’s Libyan Notebook.
Who are the Libyan Freedom Fighters and Their Patrons?
I. Who Are the Libyan Opposition
2) National Front for the Salvation of Libya (NFSL)
3) National Conference for the Libyan Opposition (NCLO)
4) Al-Jama’a al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi-Libya (Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, LIFG)
5) Transitional National Council
II. Where Are the Libyan Rebel Arms Coming From?
Robert Fisk, “Libya in turmoil: America’s secret plan to arm Libya’s rebels;
Obama asks Saudis to airlift weapons into Benghazi,” Independent, March 7, 2011
“Libya rebels coordinating with West on air assault,” Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2011
“Egypt Said to Arm Libya Rebels,” Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2011
Benjamin Gottlieb, “Egypt Arms Libyan Rebels As Gaddafi’s Conquest Continues,” NeonTommy Annenberg Digital News, March 17, 2011
Yoichi Shimatsu, “Mideast Revolutions and 9-11 Intrigues Created in Qatar,” New America Media, March 1, 2011 /The Asia-Pacific Journal (via Global Research)
Well I never!
Fancy that, the Canadian gov’t tumbled for being dishonest. Not much chance of that happening in the UK where the opposition is also a QUAEFOP (Quasi autonomous EC fascists’ owned party)
Libya: The Objective of “Humanitarian Bombing” is Death and Destruction
The Bombing of Civilian Targets
The objective is not to come to the rescue of civilians.Quite the opposite. Both military as well as civilian targets have been pre-selected.Civilian casualties are intentional.
They are not the result of “collateral damage”.Early reports confirm that hospitals, civilian airports and government buildings have been bombed.Within hours of the air attacks, a Libyan government health official “said the death toll from the Western air strikes had risen to 64 on Sunday after some of the wounded died.”
The number of wounded was of the order of 150. (Montreal Gazette, Gadhafi hurls defiance as allied forces strike Libya, March 19, 2011).
The death toll resulting from aerial bombings and missile attacks (March 24) is of the order of 100 civilians, according to Libyan government sources ( UN Chief Expects Int’l Community to Avoid Civilian Casualties in Libya, March 25, 2011)
These deaths resulting from US-NATO missiles and aerial bombings are either denied or casually dismissed as `collateral damage`. According to British Foreign Secretary William Hague modern humanitarian warfare does result in civilian deaths, a totally absurd proposition:
“This operation has been doing what it was meant to do, protect the civilian population of Libya, and there is no confirmed evidence of any casualties at all, civilian casualties, caused by the coalition strikes on the Gaddafi regime,” (British Foreign Secretary William Hague, No evidence of civilian casualties in Libya strikes: UK Reuters, March 25, 2011)
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates confirms that “The coalition is going to great lengths to avoid civilian casualties and most of the targets are air defence targets isolated from populated areas.” (West trying to avoid Libyan civilian deaths: Robert Gates – World – DNA, March 22, 2011)
The objective of the media disinformation campaign is to blatantly obfuscate the loss of life of civilians. Western media reports on casualties are heavily convoluted. Tomahawk missiles and aerial bombings are upheld as instruments of peace and democracy. They do not result in civilian deaths.
Without media disinformation, the legitimacy of the military operation under R2P would collapse like a deck of card. /More Global research
[Bear in mind not just the UK gov't and media have mastered the art of disinformation.]