In last five months the Libya war has just made the western powers more frustrated. The financial crises which will soon decide fate of many western nations in September 2011, fully depends upon the speedy result of the Libyan war. When I say speedy result, it means the total share of control of Libyan natural resources. This aggression displayed by NATO, US and its allies only proves that our planet, even in the 21st century is not yet civilised. War and bloodshed is still the rule of our era. NATO has waged a Ariel war on Libya, paving clear path for its terrorist ( Al-Qaeda ) rebels. The rebels have to just walk into those destroyed towns and claim victory on behalf of NATO’s Ariel bombing and direct target air strikes. The strategy of declaring No-Fly zone has worked for NATO, US and its allies in Iraq, Afghanistan and now in Libya, as the NATO aircrafts can destroy the air bases and military target. However, the failure on NATO’s part is to establish a legitimate and peaceful governments after those bombing.
One of the greatest features of the Libyan war is that, the Libyan soldiers still maintain their integrity and personal honor to defend its mother nation from the outside imperial hordes. The west might defeat Gaddafi and his army, but the patriotism of the Libyans will soon rise again against these evil invaders.
For five months, beginning March 19, the armed forces of a small country of six million people dared to defy the most advanced weapons systems on the planet, on terrain with virtually no cover, against an enemy capable of killing whatever could be seen from the sky or electronically sensed. Night and day, the eyes of the Euro-American war machine looked down from space on the Libyan soldiers’ positions, with the aim of incinerating them. “”- By Glen Ford(1)
NATO’s rebels or mercenaries are nothing but a bunch of imported terrorists, well paid to claim as Libyan citizens fighting against Gaddafi. Many neutral journalists have reported that these rebels are Qatari, Yemeni , Egyptian, Jordanian national and NATO special forces on ground. However the west is trying hard through its propaganda media machine CNN, BBC, Al Arabia, Al Jazeera, Fox news to spread lies around the world. In addition the total cut off of internet connection only stops the real information being leaked out to the outside world. Yet there are many brave heroes in the field of journalism who are passing us with real unbiased information about Libya. The bankrupt western thieves are trying their best to steal the resources on pretext of protecting humanity from ruthless dictators and to restore democracy. Well the people of Libya were extremely happy under Gaddafi and they never asked any western nation to come and start this evil war.
Foreign reporters including Greece’s Panos Haritos, have confirmed that Tripoli is not under rebel control, that people are fighting for Qaddafi, and that Green Square too is not under rebel control.
The journalists, reporting from the Corinthia Hotel where they have a good view of the city, have confirmed that Green Square is controlled by Qaddafi loyalists.
The green masses also have control in all the areas of east and central Tripoli and also half of west Tripoli.
Also the terrorist rebels don’t control Tripoli airport they use the highway to land small planes for their supplies. This was shown live on TV, with a broadcast failed to be cut off by NATO.
The mercenaries on the perimeter of the Corinthian Hotel and trying to enter Green Square, but the green masses are steadfast in all of Tripoli except Gergaresh and some areas in the west.
NATO-supported rebels entered a hospital and killed all the patients thus committing yet another heinous crime.(2)
What surprises me is that the entire African Union is mum and isn’t raising their protest at UN to stop this war or even to vocally support Gaddafi. Gaddafi has done so many great things for Africa and was the only real leader who could lead Africa against the colonial western evil powers, but I suppose the African Union has succumbed to the pressure of West.
At last reports last night, yesterday another estimated 1,365 foreign invaders and terrorist rebels were killed by the Libyan people and defence.
Most areas of Tripoli, including Abu Slim and the plateau green, and Aziziyah, were safe and under the control of the Libyan Army and the Revolutionary Guard. Violent clashes were occurring in Tajoura and some areas of the Friday Market (Souk El Jouma).
Dr Franklin Lamb, who resides in a luxury hotel which has remained the first and only to get Internet connection, and for who there are many questions, is not to be trusted, according to our sources.
Others say that after he was shot in the leg, his tune changed. From the view of his hotel room he sees all, but sees nothing.
Lamb has however correctly observed the shallow human nature that is a hall-mark of today’s world. Indeed it is a fact and has been a known fact for decades that those that shout loudest, as the weakest.
This is a reference to the Libyan arm-chair revolutionaries. However, a new generation of young powerful Libyans who have understood the leader, and who have taken up his call, have been baptised by fire.
A battle in the center of Al-jamhoria in Tripoli was finished without casualties to the greens.
Many terrorist rebels were killed as well as foreign mercenaries.
Brega is firmly under the control of the Libyan Jamahiriya. The rebels can’t head one step toward Brega.(3)
America’s Libya war is symptomatic. Aside from its resources and material wealth, demographically its size is less than metropolitan Chicago, considerably less, in fact. As a result, it should have been a military walkover but wasn’t and may not be now, given mass Libyan resistance to imperial control. With this war, is US and Europe creating more fear in less stronger regimes or giving birth to more enemies. US or Europe has no threat from Libya militarily and yet the world was made to understand that Libya was a threat or perhaps the Libyan people wanted democracy. Compared to the people of other African nations or Asia or even west, the people of Libya had better social security and living standards, with an amazing 5% unemployment rate. Gaddafi had worked best strategy to share the natural resources revenue after all expenditures with its people. Something which will never happen in a western nation.
In his book Rogue State, William Blum estimated America tried to overthrow at least 40 foreign regimes since 1945. It also exhibits another rogue characteristic, having the word’s most destructive arsenal, including various type WMDs, besides a military establishment dwarfing all others, and an out-of-control addiction to use it.
It’s also an outlaw state, trashing international law, global treaties and conventions. Choosing military solutions often as a first option, it exhibits classic sociopathic or psychotic symptoms, unable to engage other nations constructively, notably ones it doesn’t control.
As a result, it doesn’t negotiate. It demands, and when checked responds belligerently like a street bully, picking easy targets of lesser size, strength and ability to strike back.
America is a global bully, a rogue state marauder, terrorizing humanity because it can, waging permanent wars in lieu of other ways.
Imagine, America’s been at war with North Korea since June 1950. The July 1953 armistice ended hostilities, leaving a cold unresolved standoff.
Moreover, a cold war raged with Cuba for over 50 years, interrupted briefly by the failed April 1961 Bay of Pigs failure to oust Castro. He’s 85 years old and still around, a legend in his own time, surviving everything America threw at him short of war.
As a result, he’s an inspiration for other leaders to go their own way like he did even though some tried and failed.
He also deplores America’s imperial wars, very much subscribing to the maxim that there never was a good war or bad peace. America’s opposite predilection is ruinous.
Yet policy makers don’t envision or alarm themselves about pursuing unsustainable destructive policies, highlighted by attacking Libya, a small nonbelligerent state, threatening no other, eager to get along.
The injustice is glaring, especially since NATO doesn’t plan liberating Libyans. Persecution and exploitation are coming if killing and destruction end successfully, what Libyans can’t ever stop contesting to be free.
On August 17, the London Guardian quoted former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev saying:
“Stop the bombing. Stop the killing. Stop the destruction. It’s degenerated into killing people and destruction, and I think this is really defiance. It’s defiant behavior.”
Let’s go to the United Nations and discuss whether the current policy is acceptable. I say no. Poor democracy. Under the flag of democracy all kinds of things are done.”
Often, it’s lawless, ruinous, lethal, roguish, and through the barrel of a gun, not good faith efforts for peace, social justice, good will and fairness. – by Stephen Lendman(4)
“They have torn apart a country, and it wasn’t Gadafi who did it. They have set the country ablaze, and it wasn’t Gadafi who did it; no, it was precisely imperial madness and capitalism’s global crisis who did it” – Chavez
On Wednesday Venezuela’s ambassador in Libya denounced the looting of his official residence by armed men, calling the assault “a violation of Venezuelan sovereignty” by “NATO itself.” The governments of Cuba, Ecuador, Bolivia, among other ALBA nations, denounced the violent attack as a “breach of international law,” as did Venezuela’s ruling United Socialist Party (PSUV).
Speaking to TeleSUR on Wednesday, Venezuelan Ambassador to Libya Afif Tajeldine explained that “a group of armed men” had shot their way in to the official residence, “began searching the house and asking for me,” before “looting all things, including the vehicles, the entire house, leaving nothing in the residence and shooting in the air as they left.”
“This is an act that violates international law, since this site is part of our territory, Venezuelan territory, which they must respect as such,” said the ambassador.
This breach of international law, affirmed Tajeldine, “was carried out by armed groups supported by NATO, leading us to consider it a violation, by NATO itself, of our sovereignty.”
According to NATO and western powers Gaddafi was supposed to fall in March 2011, but today 26 August 2011 and his power is still intact. Even if Gaddafi is captured or killed, there is still extended tribes loyal to Gaddafi and they will bounce back sooner or later with larger scale devastation on the occupying forces and on west. Libyan soldiers, I consider them true heroes of this war, as they have remained loyal to the regime despite weaker military strength against the much stronger western force and terrorist rebels who are backed and covered by atleast 20000 sorties in last five months. For these rebels it was just a walk in the park to take over bombarded locations in Libya. With no support from any other nation or even a strong vocal protest in UN the loyal Gaddafi soldiers have really fought a hard battle and are still resisting the modern weaponry of west.
“Independent of the internal situation in Libya,” said Chavez, “nothing justifies this outrageous act, a disregard for the world, a threat towards the entire world.”
NATO humanitarian mission is clearly bombing the living daylights of the civilians. Once the war is over Libya will not enter a new era of Democracy, but will be ripped apart by colonial invaders and internal tribal wars. NATO assured to restore the infrastructure and carryout wide scale developments. Oh yes, we can see the development that have been carried out in Iraq and Afghanistan in last two decades.
Gaddafi gave up his weapons of mass destruction program and surrendered to the West in political and economic areas in 2003, but Libya still suffered military attacks from Western countries. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recently said publicly that it has proved to be a right decision for Iran not to abandon its nuclear program. Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has also said publicly that the Libya war shows it is absolutely necessary for Russia to build up its military forces and to enhance national security. The two leaders’ remarks have shown the negative effects of the war in Libya. The war has sent a strong signal to anti-West state leaders: once they become the enemies of the West, they should either completely capitulate as soon as possible, or develop sophisticated weapons to ensure their own safety. As more and more anti-West leaders preferring to the latter choice, the world is facing larger risk of re-entering a “political jungle.”
A negotiated settlement in Libya was deliberately avoided for months while NATO, in violation of UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions 1970 and 1973, illegally pursued regime change. NATO chose sides, intervened in a civil war and morphed into the air force for the rebels, who could not have succeeded but for NATO’s attacks. The reasons for the US/NATO intervention in Libya keep changing. First it was about the potential for a massacre in Benghazi. When the massacre did not materialize and once the war against Libya was underway, the reasons for intervention changed.
We were reminded Libya had spent ’forty years under a tyrant.’ We were urged to remember the destruction of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland, which occurred 23 years ago this December 21st. Yet almost 20 years later, on November 18, 2008 the Associated Press reported that President George Bush called Colonel Gaddafi personally “to voice his satisfaction that Libya has settled a long-standing dispute over terrorist attacks, including the bombing of a Pan Am jet over Scotland.”
On December 19, 2003 Libya voluntarily gave up its nuclear weapon-making capability and on January 6, 2004 ratified the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. Its relationship with the US on the mend, Libya then opened up to international investment and began the wholesale privatization of its industries, leading to massive unemployment and dissatisfaction with the state of things, particularly among younger Libyans.
I mention this not to sympathize with Colonel Gaddafi’s brutality or to minimize the great tragedy of Flight 103. But if the US had come to terms with Gaddafi’s past violence, why does the Obama Administration invoke it as justification for an attack on Libya? One conclusion could be that the reasons for the March 2011 attack were bogus.
Once into the war, the Administration promptly passed off nominal responsibility for the war to NATO, after beginning the war without congressional authorization. NATO became the beneficiary of US funds, US war planes, US drones, US bombs, and US intelligence assets.
NATO violated UNSC resolutions. The Obama Administration violated the US Constitution by bypassing Congress on the war. These are not mere academic matters. They have moved the world community from the rule of law to the rule of force and have set a precedent for NATO to become the new global-cop. Far from bringing a new level of security to the world scene, NATO has brought a new level of insecurity and unaccountability.
(1) From the article of Glen Ford
(2) & (3) From Mathaba News an independant unbaised news agency
(4) From – Obama’s War on Humanity by Stephen Lendman