Rebels Defeated in Misurata. Reports of Rebel Advances on Tripoli are Unsubstantiated
by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
TRIPOLI, Global Research August 19, 2011 - The mainstream media is reporting that Tripoli is surrounded. Bernard-Henri Lévy, author and adviser to France’s president Nicolas Sarkozy has even declared that the regime in Tripoli has collapsed. This is fiction.
NATO and its coalition have launched attacks to the west of Tripoli to surround the capital. They have only managed to temporarily disrupt the supply route from Tunisia to Tripoli. This is part of their strategy of imposing a siege on the Libyan capital.
An estimated 100 to 200 rebel fighters have emerged near the south side of the Zawiyah (Zawiya) District, approximately 50 kilometres (31 miles) west of Tripoli. They claim to have taken over the city of Sorman (Surman). These claims are unsubstantiated.
What happened was that some of the insurgents merely passed through Sormon on the highway on their way to attacking Zawiyah.
The Western media report that the insurgents control most of the city of Zawiyah. This claim is unsubstantiated. In reality, the insurgent forces merely raised the flag of King Idiris I in a remote area of the Zawiyah District and then quickly left that area and did some photo ops for foreign journalists to give the impression that they had a foothold in Zawiyah.
The insurgent fighters only stayed in their location in Zawiyah for a few hours. The local population was hostile towards them and they were afraid to stay longer. Their main aim was to destroy the oil refinery in the area.
NATO and its rebel proxies are attempting to cut supply routes into the Tripoli District by sabotaging transportation routes with Tunisia. In this context, the rebels have also attacked Ras Al-Jedir, which is located on the Tunisian-Libyan border.
The Libyan Military has entered Misurata
While the insurgency and NATO are on the offensive to the west of Tripoli, they have lost their hold on Misurata.
On August 15, 2011, there were early morning celebrations throughout the country as news became public that the Libyan military had entered Misurata. In Tripoli gunfire could be heard across the city as people celebrated. Western mainstream media reporters in Tripoli were briefed. The relevant information was made available to them. There was news blackout. Not a word was mentioned in the Western press regarding the victory of Libyan armed forces in Misurata.
Link to original http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=26101
What they say
On the murder of unarmed civilians and the bombing of civilian property (houses) in Zawiyah, many deaths have been claimed after around 17 bombs were dropped.
Zliten, Amnesty International is demanding that NATO investigate whether a Monday strike on Moammar Gadhafi''s forces killed 85 Libyan civilians including 33 children. NATO says it has no evidence of civilian casualties at this point. (See here)
NATO's blitz of the small town of Brega continues despite claims that it is controlled by NATO ground forces. The fact is that the army won't fight in the residential area (to avoid civilian casualties) and the
Late evening Aug 20 news just coming in from brega suggests that about 50 rebels have been killed and over a hundred injured, they are now running at full speed to the east not particularly to adjadabiya because that town is also likely to fall. No indication to show that Tripoli is surrounded. Rather it is the rebels that are really having a bleeding nose. It is sad that the rebels are dying for an evil reason instead of choosing a patrotic stand.
The talk round and about is that generally the insurgents are on the run. NATO is covering a retreat. All members of the council have left Benghazi, the city is in the hands of al Qaeda. France is negotiating surrender - I mean withdrawal on behalf of NATO, (without the [CIA-Mossad asset] liar Levy).
Earlier this month the major eastern tribes woke up to the fact that the "rebellion" is actually a recolonisation, they said they will end it at the end of Ramadan (ref End Game for Benghazi Rebels link ).
Eyewitnesses dismiss rebel advances on Tripoli as misinformation http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=628148
[...] “Later on in the areas like Soug Jomaa, after the prayers, a number of armed gangs emerged, which are essentially sleeper cells of rebels inside the city, and began firing randomly and threatening ordinary people, that if they did not join them they would be assassinated,” she said. “They then took footage of the empty streets, which created the sense that they were in the process of capturing the city.”
Libyan authorities say they repelled the attack on Tripoli: Do not believe CNN, everything is under control http://za-kaddafi.ru/node/2838
Head of Press Center of the Government of Libya, Musa Ibrahim, said the situation in Tripoli is completely controlled, despite claims by the rebels on the start of the rebellion in the capital and reports on world television channels, "Armed men entered in Tripoli, but were repulsed", - quotes Reuters Ibrahim.
According to him, among those arrested by the authorities of Libya men attacked on Saturday evening at Tripoli, were nationals of Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt. A total number of those who managed to infiltrate into the capital does not exceed a few dozen people.
Bonnie and Clyde latest...
Washington tried to snatch $ 1.5 billion to pay its NTC employees
The United States tried to seize on Monday 1 500 000 000 dollars owned by the Libyan state, but at the last minute South Africa got in its way. The documents emanating from this episode, and unveiled by Voltaire Network, reveal that the members of the NTC and their staff are the direct employees of a US entity.
Full article incl. images of evidence http://www.voltairenet.org/_Thierry-Meyssan_?lang=en
Other recent items from Voltaire Net
Journalists who engage in war propaganda must be held accountable
Libya and the end of Western illusions
Libya: NATO massacre of Zliten civilians unreported by media
NATO reneges on its mission
Benghazi, the color insurrection in disarray
Libya: Washington prepares its revenge
And one not so recent, just to keep in mind what kind of operation the Libya gang bang is - a military-industrial complex's secret service bash.
Operation Sarkozy : how the CIA placed one of its agents at the presidency of the French Republic http://www.voltairenet.org/Operation-Sarkozy-how-the-CIA
Cameron shows his true gangster nature. Puts down insurgency in the UK while sending in the forces and money to support the same in other countries. Which face is he wearing today? Both? In the UK it's "riots" whilst in Libya and Syria it's "rebellion". When will NATO bomb the Spanish gov't?
Damn it or fear it, the forbidden truth is an insurrection in Britain
by John Pilger
[...] On 4 August, the BBC's Fiona Armstrong - aka Lady MacGregor of MacGregor - interviewed the writer Darcus Howe, who dared use the forbidden word, "insurrection".
Armstrong: "Mr. Howe, you say you are not shocked [by the riots]? Does this mean you condone what happened?"
Howe: "Of course not ... what I am concerned about is a young man Mark Duggan ... the police blew his head off."
Armstrong: "Mr. Howe, we have to wait for the official enquiry to say things like that. We don't know what happened to Mr. Duggan. We have to wait for the police report."
On 8 August, the Independent Police Complaints Commission acknowledged there was "no evidence" that Duggan had fired a shot at police. Duggan was shot in the face on 4 August by a police officer with a Heckler and Koch MP5 sub-machine gun - the same weapon supplied by Britain to dictatorships that use them against their own people. I saw the result in East Timor where Indonesian troops also blew the heads off people with these state-of-the-art weapons supplied by both Tory and Labour governments.
An eyewitness to Duggan's killing told the Evening Standard, "About three or four police officers had [him] pinned on the ground at gunpoint. They were really big guns and then I heard four loud shots. The police shot him on the floor."
A decent take on what the UK insurgency was about -
London Riots and the Big Picture http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/gilad-atzmon-london-riots-and-the-big-picture.html
The events we saw in the past week in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol and Manchester were possible signs of disintegration within British society. Some sectors within the society were clearly saying “we have had enough of it.”
How did we arrive with jumped-up twerps like Cameron, Hague, Sarkozy and the rest in charge of countries and the EU? To get some idea you have to read a little history. I found this a revealing chronology -
Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time', by Carroll Quigley
(...is a lively, informed and always readable view of our not quite One World of today, seen in historical perspective.)
Briefly - http://sandiego.indymedia.org/media/2006/10/119975.pdf
Less so - http://www.tranquility.net/~rwinkel/911/TragedyAndHope.pdf
The actions of the security forces to suppress the London protest may be regarded as crimes against humanity and should be investigated by the International Criminal Court in The Hague / ICC /. This is stated in a report published today a special group of UN human rights.
The UN report says that in London there were "widespread or systematic incidents of violence against the civilian population." In addition, it is noted that a secret list of the names of 50 alleged criminals from the government and royal family was drafted by the United Nations. According to a report in mid-July in clashes between supporters and opponents of the regime at least four people were killed.
The situation in this European country has already been responded to by the international community. So far, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Tunisia, Italy and Qatar have withdrawn their ambassadors from England, Switzerland, brought its ambassador to Bern for consultation, and the U.S. State Department has evacuated the families of American diplomats from London. http://za-kaddafi.ru/node/2818
And talking of two facedness, the German gov't being a mafia bankster controlled does as the freemason bosses dictate, like the UK. The public hear wishful thinking and lies but the truth leaks out.
Berlin under fire over 'secret' participation in NATO's mission Libya http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15331653,00.html