CAN WE SEE HARD EVIDENCE JUSTIFYING TWhat is overwhelmingly obvious in all this is that many more civilians are being killed as a result of intervention than would have otherwise have been the case, that forces hostile to UK and US forces are being better armed and better trained and that the conflict is not going to end anytime soon. The bombing is plainly not about avoiding increasing civilian deaths.
HE LIBYA BLITZ?
CAN WE LEARN WHAT KOUSSA SAID?
Why has this publication about the CIA - Lockerbie connection not been denied, condemned, contested or withdrawn?
Whistleblower: Libya "Vampire War" is About Oil, Lockerbie and CIA Heroin Op
While private and corporate concerns are involved in the Libyan regime change attempt, bank cartel, oil cartel, arms dealers, "contractors" (mercenaries), rebuilders plus aggressive military targets and covert operations that are entirely comfortable with arming and training fighters that they call terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan, while NATO can be used as an aggressive tool, while the UN is a rubber stamp, those afflicted with power, wealth and a low IQ that were appointed to represent the public will continue to treat them like irrelevant cattle to be milked while obeisant main stream media treat them like mushrooms.
The press. Let's get this straight, the action by the UK and NATO is officially an "NFZ" and "protecting civilians". Why is the press behaving like it is WWIII and doing exactly what a propaganda organ would do? Because the 4 back seat aggressors, bank and oil cartels, secret services and Africa Com want it? Gee thanks for working to inform the public how their representatives are abusing their positioin. May I remind that THE UK IS NOT AT WAR AGAINST LIBYA despite Cameron's best attempts and the majority of citizens do not want this UK aggression against Libya, the same for the US and probably France by now considering Sarkozy's bombing popularity.
Libya in face of Humanitarian Imperialism Jean Bricmont ( Interview : Grégoire Lalieu)
[...] Does the systematic rejection of peaceful solutions mean that humanitarian interference is an excuse?
Yes it does, but if it works well with the intellectuals, I am more doubtful about the reaction of the peoples of Europe.
ANALYSIS-Libya oil stuck in legal limbo as UN panel shunned Louis Charbonneau
* UN Libya panel overseeing Libya sanctions shunned so far
* Traders: Libyan oil unwanted due to legal vacuum
UNITED NATIONS, April 19 (Reuters) - Western powers eager to help Libyan rebels sell oil from territories they control are ignoring the U.N. Security Council's sanctions committee, leaving Libyan crude in legal limbo, envoys and analysts say.
Without definitive guidance on the legal status of Libyan oil from the politically divided U.N. sanctions committee, U.N. diplomats and traders say the oil could remain virtually untouchable as major trading players take care to avoid running afoul of the U.N. sanctions.
U.N. diplomats told Reuters that Security Council members eager to escalate the diplomatic pressure on Gaddafi's government -- above all France and Britain -- rushed through the two packages of sanctions and may not have foreseen how difficult the U.N. measures would make it to aid the rebels.
After the 15-nation Security Council passed the first round of sanctions against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his inner circle on Feb. 26, it established a special committee to oversee their implementation.
Its responsibility was expanded on March 17, when the council passed a resolution imposing a no-fly zone over Libya and adding Libyan National Oil Corp, the central bank and others to a list of banned Libyan firms.
"I don't think they realized the complications the sanctions would create, and now they're trying to backtrack on the question of selling oil and on the arms embargo," a U.N. diplomat told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
U.N. sanctions committees are made up of all 15 council members and work on the basis of consensus. Russia, which is increasingly critical of NATO operations to protect civilians and enforce a no-fly zone, or any other member of the panel can block exemptions for the rebels.
One of the ideas being floated, diplomats said, was to exempt Arabian Gulf Oil Co (Agoco), a subsidiary of the Libyan National Oil Corp based in rebel areas, from the sanctions. But no delegation has formally proposed it to the committee.
"No one has contacted the sanctions committee so far to deal with these issues," a diplomat told Reuters. "There's no point in coming to the committee when the Russians, Chinese and Indians might strike any proposal down if they think it's intended to help the rebels." /full story here Trust org.
In 2009 Gaddafi Proposed Nationalizing Libya’s Oil.
Abbreviated, censored and heavily edited reporting is now the rule rather than the exception for the MSM. I repeat. Libya is not attacking any other nation. The Libyan majority do not support the insurgency that was apparently arranged by the CIA on their behalf.
This report was abbreviated in various outlets. Is AP charging too much?
Moammar blasts back NYP
AJDABIYA, Libya -- Moammar Khadafy's forces shelled the eastern edge of Ajdabiya yesterday, bringing the fight to the front-line rebel town that has been the scene of fierce fighting in recent weeks.
Loud booms rocked the city throughout the morning, sending a column of cars -- some with rebel fighters, others with families -- fleeing north through a thick sandstorm to more securely held rebel territory.
Rebel forces fired back with Rockets, and no government forces entered the city, said rebel fighter Awad Sathi.
Meanwhile, short bursts of anti-aircraft fire were heard in Tripoli yesterday evening.
The government strikes in Ajdabiya highlights the rebels' inability to hold territory along the desert road to the city's east, where weeks of fighting has seen neither side able to make significant advances.
Rebels acknowledged the setback a day after claiming they had reached the outskirts of the oil town of Brega, about 60 miles to the west.
[NYP report ends but the story continues]
"The situation is hard here, and we don't really know who is holding what," Sathi said Sunday night.
Last week, a government force of tanks and armed pickup trucks rushed the city, a few of them entering before airstrikes from the NATO force enforcing a no-fly zone stopped the advance.
Mohammed Idris, a hospital supervisor in Ajdabiya, said Gadhafi's forces appeared to have advanced on the city in the morning, firing on its eastern flank. Rebel reinforcements reached the town in the afternoon, firing back with their own rockets from two spots on the outskirts, he said.
Idris said only one of the government's strikes hit the city, a mortar round that fell in a deserted residential neighborhood. No dead fighters were brought to the hospital, he said, although a few received minor injuries.
The NATO-led air campaign has kept rebels from being defeated on the battlefield by the better trained and equipped government forces, but it still has not been enough to turn the tide. The rebels have been unable to reach Gadhafi's heavily defended hometown of Sirte, the gateway to the regime-controlled western half of the country.
Rebel advances west of Ajdabiya — through Brega and its companion oil center of Ras Lanouf, another 60 miles (100 kilometers) farther on — have ultimately foundered as rebels overextended their supply lines and were routed by the heavier firepower and more sophisticated tactics of the government forces.
[my bold emphasis , the article can be read here - Libyan forces shell edge of rebel-held city Ben Hubbard, AP. The full story shows how far beyond "protecting the civilians" NATO is going in destroying Libya's national army whose crime was a heavy handed response to murderous thuggery in Benghazi.]
Saints versus sinners? Only in Cameron's dreams and MSM reportage.
Nothing "humanitarian" about the war against Libya Lisa Karpova, Pravda
[..] These savage "rebels" have been executing pro-Gaddafi soldiers in cold blood who surrender. The camera footage taken shows "rebels" in action as the captured are being blindfolded, hog-tied, beat, executed, hung, beheaded, set on fire and their bodies subsequently mutiliated. In one instance, a soldier had his heart cut out of his chest when he told them that his "heart is for Gaddafi" and the "rebel" terrorist literally took a bite out of the man's heart.
By the same journo
Another Shocking UN cover up about Libya
[...] The Council was about to vote on a report that affirmed and praised Libya and Colonel Ghaddafi for THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD. The report said that the Ghaddafi government protected "not only political rights, but also economic, educational, social and cultural rights," and praised it for the nation's treatment of religious minorities, and the "human rights training" received by security forces.
(Also see - UN Praised Libya's Human Rights Record. Washington Attempted to Block Release of UNHRC Report )
Excerpt from Reason for war? Gaddafi wanted to nationalise oil (translated from Portuguese)
[...] They try to portray Ghaddafi as crazy when he speaks of fighting Al Qaeda and now they have to admit it's true.
Two documents strongly back Gaddafi on this issue, according to the findings of Alexander Cockburn.
"The first is a secret cable to the State Department from the US embassy in Tripoli in 2008, part of the WikiLeaks trove, entitled, "Extremism in Eastern Libya," which revealed that this area is rife with anti-American, pro-jihad sentiment.
The second document, or rather set of documents, are the so-called Sinjar Records, captured al-Qaeda documents that fell into American hands in 2007. They were duly analysed by the Combating Terrorism Center at the US Military Academy at West Point. Al-Qaeda is a bureaucratic outfit and the records contain precise details on personnel, including those who came to Iraq to fight American and coalition forces and, when necessary, commit suicide.
The West Point analysts' statistical study of the al-Qaeda personnel records concludes that one country provided "far more" foreign fighters in per capita terms than any other: namely, Libya."
From Libya: Lies T Bancroft-Hinchey
Does anyone trust NATO? After the lies about Saddam Hussein's Weapons of Mass Destruction, after the lies about Serbs mistreating Kosovar Albanians, now we have claims that Muammar Al-Gaddafi is using cluster bombs against the Islamist terrorists aided and abetted by the USA, UK and France.
The Libyan government denies this claim as being lies and western propaganda. Where is the truth? After a close examination of the facts, let us see who to believe.
The Libyan "civilians" attacked by "Gaddafi" are exactly what? Foreign mercenaries and heavily armed Islamist fundamentalists trained, aided, abetted and financed by Washington and its sickening clique of poodle-states for many years. The campaign started with a massacre of civilians, not by the forces of "Gaddafi" but by the Benghazi-based terrorists, who slit the throats of hundreds of supporters of the Brotherly Leader of Libya.
Obviously, there was an act of retaliation by the authorities to impose law and order. What do the authorities do when there is an armed insurrection? Especially since this has happened before, in Benghazi, in the mid-1990s. From the same Islamist fanatics, who Colonel Al-Qathafi calls "the bearded ones", those who hate him because he has spoken out against the stoning of women and the death of homosexuals. The operation planned in other areas of Libya, always on the frontiers so usefully secured by the "revolutions" in Tunisia and Egypt, failed miserably, the only focus outside the homeland of the Islamist fanatics being Misrata.
Who to believe? Western politicians with a track record for lying, western MSM with a track record for grovelling support of political deception? Foreign rags with their various funding influences and interests supportive of or contrary to the interests of bank and oil cartels and US-EC colonialism?
Hague is a gentleman, scholar and saint... here!
Cameron will block Gordon Brown IMF bid new
Today's Indy: Secret memos expose link between oil firms and invasion of Iraq
The papers, revealed here for the first time, raise new questions over Britain's involvement in the war, which had divided Tony Blair's cabinet and was voted through only after his claims that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
(Also at Global Research here.)
U.S. secretly backed Syrian opposition groups, cables released by WikiLeaks show C Whitlock, WP
The State Department has secretly financed Syrian political opposition groups and related projects, including a satellite TV channel that beams anti-government programming into the country, according to previously undisclosed diplomatic cables.
"I was watching ABC News last night and, lo and behold, there was a DU impact. It burned and burned and burned."
"Shock and awe"
The total shock and lack of comprehension is visible on the faces of the educated and non-educated, young and specially old.
The women are enraged because of the danger to their families and the very real threat of losing their recently won equality and status.