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 [...]

30,000 Bombs Over Libya: One Hell of a Humanitarian Mission

By THOMAS C. MOUNTAIN at counterpunch newsletter After some 8,000 bombing raids, with estimates of 4 bombs used per attack NATO has already dropped over 30,000 bombs on Libya. That’s almost 200 bombs per day for 6 months, some tens of thousands of tons of high explosives. With an estimated 2 Libyans killed per bomb and without a single NATO casualty the Western regimes have massacred over 60,000 Libyans in the past half year with the rebels themselves having said there have been 50,000 Libyan 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 [...]

U.S. Funds & Surveils “Muslim Extremists” in Libya

05 September 2011, Washington Times by Bill Gertz [Note from editor, this is a right-wing newspaper and this article should not be read as true, but what imperialist/"hawk" American politicians want Americans to believe; obviously they are funding and working closely with "good jihadists," like Abdel Hakim Belhaj, who support the U.S.-NATO-EU invasion.] Jihadists among the Libyan rebels revealed plans last week on the Internet to subvert the post-Moammar Gadhafi government and create an Islamist Read more [...]