Basically, the F.U.K.U.S. - CIA attempt to stage a coup using local gangsters and Qatari-Egyptian troops has failed due to lack of Libyan popular support against overwhelming national support for the Libyan government.
al Qaeda - NATO's disposable asset
(AP) — NATO forces say they have killed a former Guantanamo detainee who was a "key affiliate of the al-Qaida network" in an overnight raid in eastern Afghanistan.
NATO says Sabar Lal Melma organized attacks in eastern Kunar province and helped fund insurgent operations.
The military alliance says he was in contact with senior al-Qaida members in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
[Judge, jury, executioner.]
World Crimes Organisaton Launches Crimes Against Humanity Repository
A long awaited initiative by humanity is underway and asking for your support and participation
This site worldcrimes.org/ is to become an editable account and repository of current and past ‘crimes against humanity’. It will function as a community managed database that can be updated and added to by all community members. The logistics of this will be clarified in the near future and a set structure ratified for the World Crimes Organization.
All information gathered will eventually be put before the ‘8–WPC–CAH’ for prosecutions to be initiated. This includes the submitted articles/text/literature and any/all images and video uploaded to the data base.
Going Rogue: NATO’s War Crimes in Libya S. Lindauer and Joanne Moriarty
It’s a story CNN won’t report. Late at night there’s a pounding on the door in Misurata. Armed soldiers force young Libyan women out of their beds at gun-point. Hustling the women and teenagers into trucks, the soldiers rush the women to gang bang parties for NATO rebels—or else rape them in front of their husbands or fathers. When NATO rebels finish their rape sport, the soldiers cut the women’s throats.
Rapes are now ongoing acts of war in rebel-held cities, like an organized military strategy, according to refugees. Joanna Moriarty, who’s part of a global fact-finding delegation visiting Tripoli this week, also reports that NATO rebels have gone house to house through Misurata, asking families if they support NATO. If the families say no, they are killed on the spot. If families say they want to stay out of the fighting, NATO rebels take a different approach to scare other families. The doors of “neutral homes” are welded shut, Moriarty says, trapping families inside. In Libyan homes, windows are typically barred. So when the doors to a family compound get welded shut, Libyans are entombed in their own houses, where NATO forces can be sure large families will slowly starve to death.
These are daily occurrences, not isolated events. And Gadhaffi’s soldiers are not responsible. In fact, pro-Gadhaffi and “neutral” families are targeted as the victims of the attacks. Some of the NATO tactics may have occurred in hopes of laying blame on Gadhaffi’s door. However the attacks are back firing.
Horror story continues http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/06/07/going-rogue-natos-war-crimes-in-libya/
(h/t Leonor and Brian Souter)
Why We Must Leave NATO - Craig August 24
The Guardian had a major feature last week on the 20th anniversary of the attempted coup against Mikhail Gorbachev in the Soviet Union. Contrary to the intention of the coup leaders, it was the catalyst for the end of the Soviet Union and, in a sense, the ultimate victory of NATO.
As NATO bombing this week achieves the loss of power of Gadaffi in Tripoli, a look back at that 1991 Soviet coup highlights the stunning hypocrisy of NATO and the danger to world peace which it has become.
One of the leaders of the coup against Gorbachev was a dedicated Stalinist Politburo member named Islam Karimov, who was President of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic. After the failure of the coup, he embraced the idea of Uzbek independence in order both to escape retribution for his part in the coup and to maintain Stalinism in his little part of the Soviet Empire.
(A digression, but one of Karimov’s first acts in independent Uzbekistan was to order the Uzbek Supreme Court to pardon Alisher Usmanov, a notorious gangster jailed by the Soviet Union. He is now the third richest man in Britain).
Karimov has to this day maintained the Soviet institutions in Uzbekistan and even increased the levels of repression, with absolutely no civil or political liberty, and commercial freedoms restricted to his immediate family and friends.
So Karimov, the world’s most notorious torturer, must be NATO’s number 1 remaining enemy, right?
No, actually. He is NATO’s best friend.
Karimov is the major conduit for land supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan, is host to Germany’s forward airbase, is a most valued member of NATO’s “Partnership for Peace”, is a recipient of NATO military training and equipment.
Because NATO does not care in the least about dictators. It likes them if they forward NATO’s interest in Central Asian or Middle Eastern oil and gas, and if they host NATO military logistics. Karimov can murder hundreds, keep 10,000 political prisoners in desert gulags. Bahrain can become a torture camp. NATO really does not care. Every time you hear a NATO spokesman telling lies about their mission to protect civilians, remember the tortured of Uzbekistan.
I used to be neutral about whether or not an independent Scotland should remain in NATO. I now view leaving NATO as the number one foregin policy priority.
Comments are worth the time to read.
E.G. I see that separately these NATO tentacles are spread widely in addition to the Partner countries and Members.
Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC), The Mediterranean Dialogue, Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI)
Libya: NATO Enabling War Crimes - Tony Cartalucci, Activist Post
Cutting off a city from food & war is a war crime - again the ICC demonstrates its utter worthlessness.
According to Fox News, a Libyan rebel "spokesman" recently boasted, "in the end, we will get [the city of] Sirte, even if we have to cut water and electricity and let NATO pound it with airstrikes." Sirte is one of many cities still standing in defiance of NATO's operations to seize the nation of 6 million people, impose upon them an "internationally approved" government, and begin pilfering their resources under the guise of "economic liberalization." Rebels have intentionally surrounded Sirte to cut off electricity as well as the flow of supplies including food and cooking gas in a bid to literally "starve the city into submission," as reported by the London Telegraph. This latest boast by rebels, now operating openly with notorious Al Qaeda members leading their fighters, and still with full military support from NATO, seems to suggests that water will be cut as well.
(Excellent PressTV vid here in original, maybe LJ will sort out their vid handling one day... See end of post, maybe it works)
According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, the denial of humanitarian assistance is a crime under international law. The Red Cross adds that "a massacre is not necessarily committed only with knives." While many will attempt to portray the premeditated creation of a humanitarian disaster as "more humane" than taking the city of Sirte by force - rebels have in fact already tried to take the city by force and were soundly repelled. NATO airstrikes have apparently proved ineffective and other cities are now bolstering their defenses and rejecting calls by the NATO-backed Al Qaeda fighters to surrender. As the deadline for NATO's military intervention grows increasingly nearer, their efforts to seize the nation have become increasingly more desperate and in proportion more depraved.
Continues with castigations of Soros' OSI funded HRW, Amnesty int, ICC etc and a solution that doesn't involve violently terminating the real criminals - http://www.activistpost.com/2011/09/libya-nato-enabling-war-crimes.html
Sirte – the Apotheosis of “Liberal Intervention” Craig August 26
There is no cause to doubt that, for whatever reason, the support of the people of Sirte for Gadaffi is genuine. That this means they deserve to be pounded into submission is less obvious to me. The disconnect between the UN mandate to protect civilians while facilitating negotiation, and NATO’s actual actions as the anti-Gadaffi forces’ air force and special forces, is startling.
There is something so shocking in the Orwellian doublespeak of NATO on this point that I am severely dismayed. I suffer from that old springing eternal of hope, and am therefore always in a state of disappointment. I had hoped that the general population in Europe is so educated now that obvious outright lies would be rejected. I even hoped some journalists would seek to expose lies.
I was wrong, wrong, wrong.
The “rebels” are actively hitting Sirte with heavy artillery and Stalin’s organs; they are transporting tanks openly to attack Sirte. Yet any movement of tanks or artillery by the population of Sirte brings immediate death from NATO air strike.
What exactly is the reason that Sirte’s defenders are threatening civilians but the artillery of their attackers – and the bombings themselves – are not? Plainly this is a nonsense. People in foreign ministries, NATO, the BBC and other media are well aware that it is the starkest lie and propaganda, to say the assault on Sirte is protecting civilians. But does knowledge of the truth prevent them from peddling a lie? No.
It is worth reminding everyone something never mentioned, that UNSCR 1973 which established the no fly zone and mandate to protect civilians had “the aim of facilitating dialogue to lead to the political reforms necessary to find a peaceful and sustainable solution;”
That is in Operative Para 2 of the Resolution
Plainly the people of Sirte hold a different view to the “rebels” as to who should run the country. NATO have in effect declared being in Gadaffi’s political camp a capital offence. There is no way the massive assault on Sirte is “facilitating dialogue”. it is rather killing those who do not hold the NATO approved opinion. That is the actual truth. It is extremely plain.
I have no time for Gadaffi. I have actually met him, and he really is nuts, and dangerous. There were aspects of his rule in terms of social development which were good, but much more that was bad and tyrannical. But if NATO is attacking him because he is a dictator, why is it not attacking Dubai, Bahrain, Syria, Burma, Zimbabwe, or Uzbekistan, to name a random selection of badly governed countries?
“Liberal intervention” does not exist. What we have is the opposite; highly selective neo-imperial wars aimed at ensuring politically client control of key physical resources.
Wars kill people. Women and children are dying now in Libya, whatever the sanitised media tells you. The BBC have reported it will take a decade to repair Libya’s infrastructure from the damage of war. That in an underestimate. Iraq is still decades away from returning its utilities to their condition in 2000.
I strongly support the revolutions of the Arab Spring. But NATO intervention does not bring freedom, it brings destruction, degradation and permanent enslavement to the neo-colonial yoke. From now on, Libyans like us will be toiling to enrich western bankers. That, apparently, is worth to NATO the reduction of Sirte to rubble.
For comments visit http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2011/08/sirte-the-apotheosis-of-liberal-intervention/
(This is for a commenter that doesn't believe that what journos report is strictly controlled by globalist Bilderberg bottom feeders.)
A comment from Sirte – the Apotheosis of “Liberal Intervention”
Well, other reports would seem to suggest that NATO Special Forces/ spies may be harassing and targetting independent journalists in Libya. This also happened in Iraq, where independents were shot and killed. This serves two purposes:
1) It deters other independent journalists from going there.
2) It prevents the independent journalists who are already there from being able to move around, gather news, etc. Prevents them doing their job.
3) It allows for the effective monopolisation of of the flow of information, esp. that flooding the airwaves across the NATO countries.
4) It facilitates the adoption of both ‘pro’ and ‘anti’ positions in any conflict/struggle by trusted corporate and/or miltary embeddeed journalists. Writers who have learned just how far they are allowed to go and who stop there (or they lose their jobs, and worse). This is not dissimlar to the tactics adopted by liberal foundations in the funding of potentially ‘oppositional’ groups.
News management has become increasingly sophisticated over the past 30 years. Each war sees a further fine-tuning of this process. The internet has simply diversified this process.
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Sherrie Questioning All September 2 Wiki leaks released 60 gig of cables yesterday.
The vid from "NATO Enabling War Crimes" is down here because of LJ's abysmal handling of anything to do with "embed"