Art work by Libyan graffiti artist Adnan Al Gargani [Imran Khan] Over the last four weeks I have crisscrossed what feels like the whole of Libya, but in reality is probably only half of it. The one constant in every town I have visited is the sometimes extraordinary, sometimes awful graffiti that covers every white [...]
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Libya celebrates independence day Citizens celebrate the 60th anniversary of their country’s independence, for the first time in more than four decades.
Under Gaddafi, Libya‘s independence had been diverted to celebrate his ascension to power in 1969 [Reuters] For the first time in more than four decades, Libyans have celebrated the 60th anniversary of the country’s independence from Italy. Under Muammar Gaddafi‘s 42-year rule, the celebration was scrapped and instead, only the 1969 date of his coup was [...]
NATO has admitted for the first time Libyan civilians were killed and injured during its seven-month bombing campaign that led to the ouster and death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The acknowledgment came after a New York Times investigation revealed at least 40 civilians, and perhaps more than 70, were killed by NATO air strikes, [...]
Return to Sorman – Anatomy of a NATO war crime by Franklin Lamb Posted on December 18, 2011 by dandelionsalad by Franklin Lamb Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Sorman, Libya December 29, 2011 It was a warm early Monday morning along the Libyan coast on June 20, 2011. At approximately 0200 GMT the next day in [...]
► 7:15► 7:15 Escobar: Al-Qaeda asset is military commander of Tripoli — RT rt.com/usa/…/al-qaeda-libya-commander-escobar-269/27 Aug 2011 - 7 min … to RT today live from Brazil, Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar said … Libyan rebels get into a … ► 9:38► 9:38 rt.com/usa/news/pepe-escobar-libya-iraq-132/23 Aug 2011 - 10 min Libyan rebels get into a vehicle in the capital Tripoli (AFP Photo / Getty … Asia Times correspondent Pepe … Pepe Escobar: ‘Libya is Iraq 2.0′ — [...]
by BAR executive editor Glen Ford Africa Lies Naked to Euro-American Military Offensive Wed, 11/30/2011 – 14:27 — Glen Ford Printer-friendly version As the U.S. and its NATO allies move southward to further consolidate their grip on Africa, following the seizure of Libya and its vast oil fields, most of the continent’s leadership seems to [...]
Suggested Topics Patrick Cockburn: This was always a civil war, and the victors are not merciful The purge of Gaddafi supporters is made more dangerous by infighting between the militias PATRICK COCKBURN THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2011 The detention of 7,000 people in prisons and camps by the anti-Gaddafi forces is not surprising. The conflict in [...]
Leaked UN Report: Torture and Lynchings in Post-Gadhafi Libya Estimated 7,000 ‘Disappeared’ by New Regime
Leaked UN Report: Torture and Lynchings in Post-Gadhafi Libya Estimated 7,000 ‘Disappeared’ by New Regime by Jason Ditz, November 23, 2011 | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum NATO officials are continuing to trumpet the regime change in Libya as a great military success for the alliance. But while we wait for the current regime to [...]
Saif al-Islam‘s capture worries Blair 20 November 2011 [this article originally appeared in Mail on Sunday 20 November 2011 page 7] Saif al-Islam Gadaffi has been captured by forces loyal to the new government of Libya on his way through the Sahara desert to Niger where his family had bought themselves many friends with their [...]
The murder of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi was widely hailed in the West as a just outcome. But it involved powerful nations making up the rules as they went along, the law of the jungle disguised as international justice, observes Peter Dyer.
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi at United Nations NATO’s Law of the Jungle in Libya November 11, 2011 Exclusive: The murder of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi was widely hailed in the West as a just outcome. But it involved powerful nations making up the rules as they went along, the law of the jungle disguised as international justice, [...]
Abdullah al-Senoussi, former head of Libyan intelligence, was found at his sisters house, revolutionary fighters said. Photograph: Dario Lopez-Mills/AP Gaddafi’s intelligence chief captured, says Libyan minister Revolutionary fighters catch Abdullah al-Senoussi in southern desert region near where Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam was found reddit this Agencies guardian.co.uk, Sunday 20 November 2011 17.16 GMT Article history [...]
Libya pledges ‘fair trial’ for Saif al-Islam Prime minister promises “justice and transparency” in handling of case of former leader’s internationally wanted son This Al Jazeera article also comes with video coverage that you can watch at: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2011/11/2011112052915845986.html The article continues Libya’s prime minister has promised a fair trial for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, [...]
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi: what next for Libya and the west? With calls for his transfer to the international criminal court, Saif’s treatment will be an important test for Libya’s changing profile
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi sitting in a plane in Zintan after his capture. Photograph: Ismail Zitouni/Reuters Saif al-Islam Gaddafi: what next for Libya and the west? With calls for his transfer to the international criminal court, Saif’s treatment will be an important test for Libya’s changing profile reddit this Ian Black, Middle East editor guardian.co.uk, Saturday 19 [...]
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi captured in Libya Interim Tripoli government says son of Muammar Gaddafi was arrested while attempting to flee to neighbouring Niger
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi after his capture, his fingers wrapped in bandages and his legs covered with a blanket. Photograph: Reuters Tv/Reuters Saif al-Islam Gaddafi captured in Libya Interim Tripoli government says son of Muammar Gaddafi was arrested while attempting to flee to neighbouring Niger reddit this Chris Stephen in Tripoli and David Batty guardian.co.uk, Saturday 19 November [...]
Tyler Hicks/The New York Times At the oil refinery in Zawiyah, rebels soldered valves closed and stationed guards for protection. By CLIFFORD KRAUSS ZAWIYAH, Libya — The bullet holes in the oil tanks have been patched, the damaged backup generator is being repaired, and most important, the pipeline that feeds the giant oil refinery here has [...]
Terror and Revenge Engulfs NATO’s Libya by Franklin Lamb Posted on November 12, 2011 by dandelionsalad by Franklin Lamb Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Benghazi, Libya November 1, 2011 The “new Libya” has entered its own “Terror” which is spreading inexorably, aided by NATO member states including American, French and British SAS units known locally as “disappearance [...]
Deadly factional clashes erupt in Libya Violence near Zawiya reported as the Italian company Eni resumes production at its largest oilfield in the country
. A local commander in the coastal city of Zawiya has claimed to be fighting Gaddafi loyalists [Reuters] At least two men have been killed in a second day of clashes as fighters from Zawiya set up roablocks to prevent rivals from the nearby town of Wershefana entering their territory. There are conflicting reports about what triggered [...]
America’s troubling support for oil-rich Islamist regimes By BRAHMA CHELLANEY NEW DELHI — When Libya’s interim government announced the “liberation” of the country Oct. 23, it declared that a system based on the Islamic Sharia, including polygamy, will replace the secular dictatorship that Moammar Gadhafi ran for 42 years. “We, [...]
West rushes to grab its Libya reward SEYED ABDOLLAH HOSEINI: NEOCOLONIALISM Nov 04 2011 00:00 2 Comments and 3 Reactions ARTICLE TOOLS Print Add to Clippings It certainly didn’t take them long. Literally one day after the gory images of Muammar Gaddafi being dragged, kicked and stabbed through the streets of Sirte [...]
Activists demand abortion rights in Nicaragua Issue of abortion gains prominence as the mostly Catholic country goes to presidential polls. Recognising Malaysia’s stateless Indians Indians arrived in Malaysia a century ago but many of their descendants still lack formal status. Libya tensions show up in Bani Walid Members of the same tribe stand on opposite [...]
A Palestinian vendor holds a newspaper announcing the death of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in Jerusalem’s Old City (Reuters/Amir Cohen) RAMALLAH (Reuters) — Palestinians in the West Bank city of Ramallah and in the Gaza Strip on Friday said that the killing of Moammar Gadhafi did not come as a surprise. Gadhafi was [...]
• Libya appoints Abdel-Rahim al-Keeb as new prime minister • Arab League to issue Syria roadmap as seven more die • UN investigates new alleged nuclear weapons site in Syria
Syria, Libya and Middle East unrest- Tuesday 1 November 2011 Libya’s newly elected prime minister Abdel-Rahim al-Keeb (left) shakes hands with NTC chairman Mustafa Abdul Jalil. Photograph: Ismail Zetouny/Reuters 8.32am: Welcome to Middle East Live. Here’s a round up of the latest developments: Libya • Libya’s interim leadership has chosen an electronics engineer from Tripoli as [...]
Libyans‘ Tainted Joy 25 October 2011 Hundreds of Libyans in various cities celebrated the “liberation” of the whole of Libya, and the fall of Colonel Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi‘s regime after a dictatorial rule that lasted over 40 years during which the citizens suffered all kinds of oppression, persecution, and deprivation. So it came [...]
If the Libyan war was about saving lives, it was a catastrophic failure Nato claimed it would protect civilians in Libya, but delivered far more killing. It’s a warning to the Arab world and Africa
Anti-Gaddafi fighters gesture to the crowds in front of a Kingdom of Libya flag during celebrations in Benghazi on 23 October. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters reddit this Comments (529) Seumas Milne guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 26 October 2011 22.20 BST Article history As the most hopeful offshoot of the “Arab spring” so far flowered this week in [...]
The entrance to the Mahari Hotel in Sirte, where at least 53 persons were apparently executed. At the time of their killing the hotel was apparently controlled by anti-Gaddafi fighters from Misrata. The red graffiti on the right states “Tiger Brigade,” the name of a prominent Misrata fighting group. © 2011 Peter Bouckaert/Human Rights Watch [...]
UN votes to end no-fly zone over Libya Security Council members vote unanimously to end no-fly zone in place since March despite Libyan calls for a delay.
Libyan interim leader Mustafa Abdul Jalil had asked for an extension of NATO‘s presence in the country Reuters] The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to end NATO’s no-fly zone over Libya, despite the country’s calls for a delay. The 15-member body voted on Thursday to end the no-fly zone, in place since March, [...]
The killing of Gaddafi after his capture in Sirte, which was recorded on mobile phone cameras, has attracted international criticism. Photograph: Rick Gershon/Getty Images NTC backs down from insistence Gaddafi died in crossfire and pledges justice for anyone proven to have fired lethal shot reddit this Martin Chulov and agencies guardian.co.uk, Thursday 27 October 2011 [...]
Libyans may be celebrating the killing of Muammar al-Qaddafi, but you’d better believe that Western governments are breathing a sigh of relief themselves.
The Man Who Knew Too Much Libyans may be celebrating the killing of Muammar al-Qaddafi, but you’d better believe that Western governments are breathing a sigh of relief themselves. BY DAVID RIEFF | OCTOBER 24, 2011 Whether the NATO countries — who had only a few years ago welcomed Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi back into the international fold [...]
NATO: the Brutal Alliance by FIDEL CASTRO NATO’s brutal military alliance has become the most perfidious instrument of repression known in the history of humankind. NATO took on that global repressive role as soon as the USSR, which had served the United States as an excuse for its creation, ceased to exist. Its criminal purpose [...]
Brian Beyer, October 26, 2011 Print This | Share This | Comment | Antiwar Forum Journalist Lizzy Phelan on Her Experience in Libya Regular readers of Antiwar.com will not be surprised by Ms. Phelan’s account of what she saw in Libya. Just like the war in Iraq, the bombing of Libya was based on a whole lot of [...]
Nato should stay in Libya, says Jalil Interim leader of Libya says Nato should remain in the country for the rest of the year to stop Gaddafi loyalists fleeing
Libya‘s interim leader, Mustafa Abdel Jalil (left), at the ‘friends of Libya’ group meeting in Qatar. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images reddit this Reuters in Doha guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 26 October 2011 12.11 BST Article history Nato should stay involved in Libya until the end of the year to help prevent Gaddafi loyalists from leaving the country, interim [...]
Was Gadaffi executed with NATO consent? 22 October 2011 There is increasing evidence and proof that there has been a prior agreement between the supporters of the Libyan National Transitional Council [NTC] and the leaders of the NATO countries on the physical liquidation of Col Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi, his sons, and those close to him, and [...]
Image Credit: Luiz Vazquez/©Gulf News By Ramzy Baroud, Special to Gulf News Shortly before committing suicide in 1961, the American author Ernest Hemingway wrote about his electroshock therapy. “Well, what is the sense of ruining my head and erasing my memory, which is my capital, and putting me out of [...]
A young Qaddafi and his later demise attracted media reporting that would shift and change depending on the writer, the organisation and the elite’s interests. A good account of the British media and the varying methods of reporting appears in the book “Flat Earth News“. Of course the best accounts of reporting usually come from those affected by [...]
Oil the quest and all the Middle East are the victims except those who gladly allow the West to have as much as it wants
Fresh Analysis Needed on Gaddafi, Libya and the TNC By Iqbal Jassat – Pretoria Until Sunday – three days after the killing of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi – it appeared that South African media was lacking in coverage of this momentous event. While there has been saturated coverage largely focused on gruesome images of Gaddafi’s final [...]
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi with his ‘African Princess’, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Hypocrisy. It’s a powerful word, and one that sends many people into defensive mode. But, is there any other word to describe how the West treated the Libyan people in the years before the Libyan revolution? Watching world [...]
Graves of the deposed, exiled and reviled As Gaddafi’s last resting place continues to be debated, Al Jazeera looks at the fate of other controversial ex-leaders.
The question of where Libya‘s Muammar Gaddafi will be laid to rest is sure to be a contentious one. After all, where to bury a man so associated with his country? The question has been asked before – and in some cases, such as with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, there are no easy answers. The body of [...]
Britain already faces legal action over its involvement in the plot to seize Abdul Hakim Belhaj, who is now the military commander in Tripoli. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP Secret documents reveal British intelligence concerns and raise damaging questions about UK‘s targeting of Gaddafi opponents reddit this Ian Birrell guardian.co.uk, Monday 24 October 2011 20.28 BST Article [...]
Drones Fuel Forever War John Glaser, October 20, 2011 Print This | Share This | Comment | Antiwar Forum I wrote today about drone technology and how it is advancing faster than the publicor the law can get a grip on it as the new weapon of choice in America’s many war zones. I mentioned how soldiers in Afghanistan [...]
Dueling legitimacies in Libya Two sides are fighting a cold war over the nature of Libya’s new political order.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that ‘there is no military solution to the Libya conflict’ [EPA] After six months of defiant resistance, countless fiery speeches, chilling threats, and blood-curdling brutality, Gaddafi has finally fallen on his sword. His collapse, however, is far from the end of the story. Instead, it heralds the start of [...]
Libya and the folly of intervention After turning a blind eye to Gaddafi’s violent rule, the West has no legitimacy to enforce a no-fly zone.
Libyan diplomats at the UN defected from Gaddafi’s regime and are asking for international help [GALLO/GETTY] Calls for international intervention to end the conflict in Libya have come from across the political spectrum and have even included Libyan voices, such as the country’s delegation to the United Nations. These calls, especially on the part of Libyans, are [...]
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi seized power in a military coup in 1969. His dictatorship came to an end after six months of pro-democracy protests and bloody battles between rebel forces and Gaddafi loyalists. After rebels captured his fortified compound in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, Gaddafi fled to his hometown, Sirte. On October 20 Gaddafi was captured and is held in custody, the NTC reported.
September 1970: Middle Eastern leaders meet in Cairo. From left to right: Muammar Gaddafi, Palestinian Liberation Organisation leader Yasser Arafat, Sudanese President el-Nimeiri, Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, Saudi Arabian king Feisal al-Saud and Kuwaiti Sheikh Sabah al-Salim al-Sabah [EPA] September 1970: Left to right: King Feisal of Saudi Arabia; Gaddafi of Libya; Abdul [...]
Muammar Gaddafi killed as Sirte falls NTC military chief says toppled leader died of wounds following capture near his hometown of Sirte.
Muammar Gaddafi, the toppled Libyan leader, has been killed near his hometown, Sirte. “We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Muammar Gaddafi has been killed,” the de facto Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril told reporters in Tripoli. Abdul Hakim Belhaj, an NTC military chief, said Gaddafi had died of his wounds [...]
Muammar Gaddafi is dead, NTC says – live coverage This page will update automatically every minute: On | Off Muammar Gaddafi. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters • Libyan PM confirms death of former dictator • Pictures and video show body in the streets • Final pro-Gaddafi stronghold Sirte falls to NTC • Read a summary of today’s key events • Watch Reuters [...]
Clinton pledges increased aid for Libya Making an unannounced visit, US secretary of state praises those who “stood up against a dictator’s aggression”. Clinton, centre, said the US would ’return Libya’s frozen assets’ and provide more aid [AFP] The US secretary of state has pledged increased support to Libya and and praised Libyans for demonstrating “bravery [...]
Libya war reaches endgame with 100 loyalists left fighting Rebel fighters celebrate after their forces capture a Gaddafi fighter during fighting in the centre of Sirte. Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters The two men are singing in the back of a pick-up truck, sitting on the rails, their legs resting on a blanket that seems oddly [...]