( Rival militias clashed on the outskirts of the Libyan capital for a fourth day Sunday in the deadliest and most sustained violence since the capture and killing of Moammar Gadhafi last month.
Fighters attacked each other with rockets, mortars and machine guns, witnesses said. The fighting, which has killed at least 13 people since late last week, raised new concerns about the ability of Libya’s transitional government to disarm thousands of gunmen and restore order after an eight-month civil war……todays Yahoo news )
Few days ago a German company had canceled a major advertising contract with an Italian-American model after she described her passionate relationship with Moammar Gadhafi’s son Muatassim and praised his family.
she’s entitled to her opinion and to express it. It’s also the right of the company to dismiss her if they don’t like her “opinion” because it doesn’t enhance their image.
New world order dictatorship. Zombies are welcomed. Independents no.
Don’t forget Hillary Clinton was happily shaking Muatissim’s hand just two years ago and saying how “we deeply value the relationship between the United States and Libya” and that she “was very much looking forward to building on this relationship.”
She did build on it. He now has 6 feet of dirt over him.
Didnt countries like Germany, France and spain honor Gadaffi as recently as March this year for his humanitarianism. Yes thats right they honored Gadaffi for his efforts to improve the welfare of his people and thats what this model was talking about.
The media should tell us how the West robbed Libyan people of their petroleum to enrich the West and impoverish Libyan people during 1951–1969 that caused Muammar Gaddafi to overthrown King Idris the puppet of the West so that he could save the people of Libya. Libyan people lived better under Gaddafi’s rule. Muammar al-Quathafi is dead but the Libyan war of aggression exposed the hypocrisy of Western governments as well as major newspapers.
The war also destroyed the credibility of the United Nations organization and the International Criminal Court. These entities can still pretend to take themselves seriously; but the naked truth has been exposed to all the world. The Libyan war of aggression was a very sordid and ugly affair. What started as an uprising against al-Quathafi, who had indeed been in office for way too long –he was popular after he had deposed King Idris Sanussi, modernized the nation and spent billions of oil dollars on the infrastructure and education– was quickly hijacked by Washington, Paris and London.
So, today, which countries are the worst abusers and violators of United Nations Resolutions? Clearly, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom. Resolution 1973 was intended to enforce a no-fly zone in Libya and to protect civilians from all combatant in the civil war. A Google search will reveal that NATO initially claimed the insurgent would also be punished with air-strikes should they abuse civilians. This statement was merely for public relations consumption.
Instead, NATO promptly became the air forces of the insurgents, taking sides in the civil war and staffing the Libyan army. NATO never took any action against the insurgents even though they committed far worse abuses than any that were committed by al-Quathafi’s forces.
Thanks to The Wall Street Journal, which broke ranks with other corporate media outlets such as The New York Times and CNN, we found out that the rebels committed war crimes and crimes against humanity; with the assistance of air cover provided by the NATO bombardments. For its expose –from a newspaper better known for business reporting– The Wall Street Journal deserves a Pulitzer Prize for foreign news reporting, hands down.
The Journal informed the world that the rebels ethnically-cleansed the city of Misurata of its Black population and even issued a bounty for Black people. The units that carried out the crimes was “The Brigade to Purge Slaves, black skin,” according to a Wall Street Journal article of June 21, 2011.
Subsequently, the U.S.- , U.K.-, and French-, and NATO-assisted rebels attacked the city of Tawargha and depopulated it of its 35,000 Black residents. The homes were looted and burned down and on the walls, the insurgents from Misurata, who are darlings of The New York Times –on several occasions the newspaper has described their fighting skills as “legendary”– scribbled the words “slaves” and “negroes” on the walls of the burned homes, The Wall Street Journal reported on September 13, 2011.
As the Libyan conflict enters its endgame, the time for the country’s rebels to seize power is almost at hand. But are they ready to govern Libya when divisions and rivalries pull at the very threads of their alliance?
The struggle for peace, security and stability is unlikely to end. With long-held distrust and divisions over potential power-sharing roles threatening to rip the loosely-aligned rebel factions apart, there are even fears that the gunfire of celebration may soon be redirected in anger at rivals for control over the scraps of post-Gaddafi Libya. The NTC, recognised as the sole representative of Libya by 32 countries, currently lacks a ruling cabinet. The last one was dissolved by Mustafa Abdul Jalil – a judge who resigned as justice minister after the uprising began and is now the NTC’s chairman – over the failed investigation into the murder of rebel army commander Abdel Fattah Younes in July.
I wonder now NATO will support which rebel group or will they start the process of bombing all over again to restore peace and stability in Libya?
Well, this was as if the western powers didn’t see this coming. The fate of Libya joining the Afghanistan & Iraq club was evident. However, the mainstream media was fully busy in defaming Gaddafi and making a mockery out of him or trying to show the world that how evil he was. If that was the case why didn’t NATO bomb Greece. There were protests everyday. There are several African nations where people are suppressed, killed, and there is no democracy and in reality ruled by some worst tyrants currently, but western powers don’t have interest in those nations as there is no oil, gold or other resources to suck out. Today Libya has been sent 1000 years behind after this horrible action of rebels and NATO on its soil. The people of Libya will only see themselves more and more in trouble if they don’t get their acts together and throw out these criminals outside.