Why Africa Should Mourn Gaddafi’s Fall

What happens in Libya is a harbinger of what the West has in store for Africa. Africa is too rich in resources to be allowed to control its own destiny. This war is not just about Gaddafi. It is an opening salvo in a war to reclaim the continent for foreign interests, just as it was in 1896 in the Scramble for Africa. Read more [...]

Abdul Hakim Belhadj- Military Commander of Libyan Rebels Ditches Local Homies, Turns to U.S./NATO/EU Alliance

As a young man, Abdul Hakim Belhadj was a key founder of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG, Al-Jama’a al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi-Libya), which spearheaded the opposition to the rule of Colonel Gaddafi and was committed to his overthrow. After getting to know Brits, French and Americans well after being kidnapped and tortured by them, he decided to join with their NATO-U.S.-EU-Qatar Air Forces to attack Tripoli, as the NTC Military Commander of Tripoli. Read more [...]

LIBYA AND THE IMPERIAL REDIVISION OF AFRICA, Part III

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya. Global Research 04.26.11 NATO’s Secret Ground War in Libya Foreign Forces Were on the Ground in Libya prior to any type of U.N. Approval. U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973 only passed, because Moscow and Beijing abstained. This was a tactical move meant to limit the war. If the resolution had been vetoed by Russia and China, in all likelihood, the U.S., Britain, France, Italy (and the Western European members of NATO) would have resorted to “other means,” Read more [...]

The Media War on Libya Justifying War through Lies and Fabrications, Part 2

The Violence in Benghazi The starting epicentre of the violence in Libya was Benghazi, which is located within the boundaries of the coastal region of Cyrenaica or Barqa.[1] According to the U.S. government’s own sources: On the evening of February 15, [2011] the […] demonstrations began when several hundred people gathered in front of the Benghazi police headquarters to protest the arrest of attorney and human rights activist Fethi Tarbel. As the February 17 [2011] “day of rage” neared, Read more [...]

The Imperialist Powers’ Odyssey of “Return” into Africa, Part 1

Plans to attack Libya have been longstanding. The imperial war machine of the United States, Britain, France, Italy, and their NATO allies is involved in a new military adventure that parallel the events that led to the wars against Yugoslavia and Iraq. The war machine has been mobilized under the cover of “humanitarian intervention.” In fact what the Pentagon and NATO have done is breach international law by intervening on the side of one of the combating parties in Libya in a civil war that Read more [...]

Libya and the World We Live In: The Holy Triumvirate

2 September 2011, by WILLIAM BLUM, Counterpunch Newsletter “Why are you attacking us? Why are you killing our children? Why are you destroying our infrastructure?” – Television address by Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi, April 30, 2011 A few hours later NATO hit a target in Tripoli, killing Gaddafi’s 29-year-old son Saif al-Arab, three of Gaddafi’s grandchildren, all under twelve years of age, and several friends and neighbors. In his TV address, Gaddafi had appealed to the NATO Read more [...]

The Imperialist Crime Cover-Up: What Does the ICC Stand For?

2 June 2011, Counterpunch Newsletter, by DIANA JOHNSTONE Last May 16, Luis Moreno Ocampo, chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, officially sought an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Moammer Kadhafi for “crimes against humanity”. Also accused were the leader’s son Seif al-Islam Kadhafi and Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi. U.S. jurist David Scheffer told Agence France Presse: “NATO will doubtless appreciate the ICC investigation and indictment Read more [...]

The Truth About the Libyan Conflict and Consequences for the Continent

By Charles Abugre, 5 September 2011, Accra, http://allafrica.com The invasion of Libya has little to do with protecting civilians, all to do with strategic interests and is a wicked blow to Africa, argues Charles Abugre. The belief that time heals, hasn't manifested itself in how a lot of Africans feel about the NATO-led invasion of Libya six-months into the Western siege of that country. Contrary to the false pretences of protecting civilians, it is now clear that the purpose of the invasion Read more [...]

Resistance to US/NATO Conquest of Libya Continues… in Libya & U.S.

Under the most incredibly difficult conditions – including NATO bombing, mercenary landings, Special Forces operations and the destruction of civilian infrastructure – the heroic resistance to imperialist conquest in Libya has continued. All the corporate media lies claiming mass surrender, the fleeing of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, the arrest of his sons and more have turned out to be nothing but lies and psychological warfare. After 159 days of bombing, incredibly, the resistance continues. The Read more [...]

Libya: African Union Snubs New Revolutionary Masters

The African Union (AU) on Friday declined to recognize Libya's National Transition Council (NTC) as the sole legitimate governing authority for the North African state. Instead, the AU Peace and Security Commission which dominated by states supporters to the former Libyan leader called for an inclusive government representing all the political forces in the country including Gaddafi supporters. Read more [...]

Over 200 African Academics: NATO’s Libyan War Part of Plan to Recolonize Continent

25 August 2011, Global Research A group of African intellectuals has written an open letter criticizing the NATO-led military attacks on Libya, saying Africa ran the risk of being re-colonized. "NATO has violated international law... they had a regime change agenda," said one of the signatories, University of Johannesburg head of politics, Chris Landsberg. "The re-colonization of Africa is becoming a real threat," he told reporters in Johannesburg. The letter was signed by more than Read more [...]