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Supporting the slaughter: US blocks Russia’s draft statement in UN on peaceful resolution of Bani Walid violence, Libya ………..

RT
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:00 CDT
UN Security Council

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The UN Security Council

The United States has blocked a draft statement, proposed by Russia, on the resolution of violence in the Libyan town of Bani Walid, which has been under siege for weeks. The statement called for a peaceful solution to the conflict.

Russia’s envoy to the UN, Vitaly Churkin said the move “can’t be serious,” reminding the American delegation of the deadly attack in Benghazi that claimed the lives of four US diplomats in September.

“Blocking a draft statement that called to solve the country’s political problems without violence is very strange,” Churkin said. “This is a case when it is difficult to explain the US delegation’s actions in rational terms.”

The statement drafted by Russia on Bani Walid called on the Libyan authorities “to take urgent steps to resolve the conflict by peaceful means and to preserve the rights of all Libyan citizens.” It also expressed concern about the significant escalation of violence in and around the city of Bani Walid in recent days.

Reports from the small town indicate innocent civilians are becoming the victims of fighting between pro-government forces and Gaddafi loyalists.

The latest round of fighting was provoked by the death of Omran Shaaban, the rebel from Misrata credited with capturing Muammar Gaddafi, who was hiding in a drain pipe in Sirte on October 20, 2011. He died on September 25 after two months’ detention in Bani Walid.

Pro-government forces and militias besieged the town in order to find those responsible for the death of “the hero of a new Libya,” as Shaaban was dubbed.

Bani Walid commanders accuse pro-government troops and militias of “shelling the town with long-range weapons and even targeting the hospital.”

Bani Walid victim

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This photo was sent to RT by a man whose family remains in the besieged Bani Walid. The image could not be independently verified.
Bani Walid victim

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A video screen shot taken from YouTube, sent to RT by a man whose family is currently in besieged Bani Walid. The image is said to show a 13 year old boy who was killed in recent fighting. The footage could not be independently verified.

A local resident currently residing in Italy, but whose family remains in the town, told RT the current shelling of the town is Misrata militias’ attempt to “eliminate” it. He claims that initially the government called for an end to the violence, but later came up with a call to “clean Bani Walid.”

The UN Security Council has also discussed a possible meeting with envoy to Libya Tarek Mitri, Churkin said. But it remains unclear when he will be able to speak, even via video link.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Security Council also postponed the adoption of another two draft statements proposed by Russia. The first condemned a terrorist attack in Damascus on October 21 which caused numerous civilian deaths and injuries. The second called on both the government and the rebels to agree to a ceasefire during the Muslim holiday of Eid Al Adha, to allow the people to observe it in peace and security. Eid Al Adha starts on October 25 and lasts for three days.

Russia’s call for a ceasefire coincides with similar efforts by international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi to persuade Syrians to agree to a ceasefire during the holiday.

Brahimi left Syria on Tuesday, after finishing a four-day visit aimed at getting support for his proposal for an end to violence there.

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Libya Unrests : Machineguns used to break up Bani Walid demonstration as 500 storm Congress …………..

http://www.libyaherald.com

By Maryline Dumas and Mathieu Galtier.

One of the demonstrators injured outside the National Congress today. (Photo: Mathieu Galtier)

Tripoli, 21 October:

Guards used automatic weapons to break-up a demonstration at the National Congress today, after some 500 people stormed the grounds of the legislative assembly in protest at the ongoing assault on Bani Walid.

Anti-aircraft guns and Kalashnikovs were fired in the air in warning; the first time security forces have deployed such measures outside the Congress to disperse a protest.

“Look, they are shooting at us! We have no weapon’s, we are civilians!” shouted a group of five women this afternoon. One man took a blow to the forehead after attempting to enter the Congress and was subsequently transferred to Tripoli’s Central Hospital for treatment.

“I passed through the first gate. I was in front of the entrance when there was heavy shot in the air” Taha Ekniweer told the Libya Herald. “I’m not feeling too bad but my right arm is painful as well”.

Waiting for a head scan, Ekniweer was unable to explain exactly what happened to him, but his sister Salaadine offered further details.

“He was attacked by the bayonet of one of the guards who was in charge of the protection of the building” she said. “But maybe also he was inuried by a bullet which was falling down from the sky. We don’t know exactly. But I heard the sound of a cracked bone.” The Libya Herald was not able to speak directly to the doctors at the hospital.

Although not the first time that protesters, predominantly members of the Warfallah tribe, have held a rally outside the Congress over the Bani Walid crisis, today’s demonstration was certainly the biggest. Between 700-1,000 people, including hundreds of women and tens of children, had turned out for the occasion.

As far as the Libya Herald could surmise, the demonstrators had no weapons, but carried revolutionary flags, streamers and placards calling for an end to the fighting.

Another woman, with a scratched face, complained of being injured by the same official forces. One guard wearing civilian clothes was seen firing a non-lethal anti-riot gun at one of the demonstrators, narrowly missing him.

Some of the demonstrators began to throw stones at the guards, before being pushed away from the Congress down the road.

“The problem is we don’t have the proper equipment to deal with demonstrations such as this”, said Othman Benassi, a former NTC member now working with the National Congress. “We need water cannons, but we only have machine guns which are not appropriate for this kind of event.”

Journalists present at the protest also complained of harassment by the guards, with several attempts being made to seize their cameras.

As ever, those present were demanding an audience with National Congress President Mohamed Magarief. “It is the Misrati army which is attacking Bani Walid, not the Libyan army”, said Abubakar Ali, one of the demonstrators. “There is no government in Libya. There is a war between Misrata and Bani Walid and I am ready to go to that war”, he added.

Bani Walid has been encircled by numerous brigades since the end of September, following a resolution by the National Congress demanding the town surrender numerous wanted Qaddafi associates along with those accused of involvement in the alleged torture and death of Omran Shaban.

Some 2,000 forces, predominantly from Misrata, are currently engaged in a major assault on the town, which has left dozens dead and hundreds injured to date. Those involved in the siege, along with many in Libya, believe that Bani Walid cannot be left to operate as a state within a state and must be brought to heel, by force if necessary.

related NY Times Post :

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/22/world/africa/libyan-town-under-siege-is-a-center-of-resistance.html?_r=0

 

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How Muammar Gaddafi Won the Title Lion of Africa …….

http://www.allvoices.com

Tripoli : Libya | Oct 29, 2011 at 10:37 PM PDT

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Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, covered in blood, is pulled from a truck by NTC fighters in Sirte

The murder of Muammar Gaddafi violated international law, principally in relation to the Third Geneva Convention of1929 and in relation to the UN Security Council Resolution #1973 of 2011.The first violation of international law concerns the Third Geneva Convention in 1929, which offers rights of protection to prisoners of war or POWs. In compliance with international law of an armed conflict when a POW is captured as for example by Nazi’s during the world war 2, special procedure should be applied, including assistance, as well as a ban on the murder of such a prisoner. Muammar was brutally tortured live on camera, then murdered by an NTC fighter, named Sanad al-Sadek al-Ureibi and his dead body was then publicly displayed as a trophy in a freezer at a shopping centre for celebration.

This criminal act of NATO, by their mercenary so called NTC fighters was brutal and barbaric. This obvious violation of the Geneva Convention is a war crime. This criminal act by NATO and its NTC fighters is not just an isolated case of Gaddafi’s murder but extended to the murder of his son and many, many others. Gaddafi’s son, Mutassim Gaddafi, was also captured alive with his father and in a video, he was also shown to be alive in custody, in a room surrounded by NATO’s armed NTC fighters and a few moments later shown to be dead with wounds to his neck and stomach.

Who then should be responsible for these criminal acts. There are more than five legal combinations;

(1) the actual individuals who abused them and pulled the triggers like Sanad al-Sadek al-Ureibi and others to be identified, (2) the commander of the particular unit of NTC fighters involved in the capture of Gaddafi and his soldiers (3) the overall NTC command (4) NATO forces and their complicit participation in the attack which led to the murders. (5) leaders of Western powers who enabled and supported the NTC mercenaries from the very start.

The UN Human Rights Office and Amnesty International are now belatedly calling for an investigation into Muammar Gaddafi’s death and what they term the unlawful killing of a prisoner. U.N. human rights spokesperson Rupert Colville said he found it very disturbing when “you see someone who has been captured alive and then you see the same person dead….Summary executions are strictly illegal under any circumstances. It’s different if someone is killed in combat….But if something else has happened, if someone is captured and then deliberately killed, then that is a very serious matter,”

The second violation of international law involves the UN Security Council Resolution #1973 of 2011, which set up a “no-fly zone” above Libya but did not authorize NATO forces to carry out an attack on any group who were fleeing from being attacked. Indeed, it was a NATO jet which fired on Gaddafi’s convoy when it was trying to flee from the onslaught. Gaddafi and his few soldiers were under attack by NTC fighters as they were fleeing Sirte in a convoy but NATO working with the NTC fighters carried out an aerial attack on Gaddafi’s convoy which directly led to Gaddafi’s capture and murder.

This also violates international law, in regard to the UN Security Council Resolution #1973, since the attack on Gaddafi’s convoy directly opposed the agreed guarantee of a no-fly zone for the protection of civilians but in this specific instance, it was not protecting the lives of civilians, because the convoy did not attack anyone and was trying to escape from the aerial bombardment by NATO and NTC fighters. Neither was there any civilians around to protect. Russia’s envoy, Dmitry Rogozin accused NATO of being “directly involved in the operation to kill the former Libyan leader,” while “apparently there were orders that oriented the military servicemen who are in Libya and that directed them to ensure the physical elimination of Gaddafi.”

Many ignorant outsiders fed with western media propaganda, are not aware of the contributions of Muammar Gaddafi to his Libyan people and the African continent in general, despite his own personal defects. Here are just five of the many important contributions by Gaddafi to his country and Africa:

(1) He has vision and worked for a United States of Africa and the African Union is essentially the creation of Muammar Gaddafi.

(2) He held Libya together, which was previously fragmented by different tribes and ethnicities.

(3) He changed Libya into having one of the highest GDPs per capita in Africa and.provided a level of social security, particularly in the fields of housing and education, in a way that Africans, Europeans and Americans could only dream of, check on Libya by Wikipedia.

(4) He managed to avoid his people being used by either the Soviet Union or the U.S. without being a puppet of either until close to the end. After the collapse of the Soviet Union he continued to fight against Western domination in the region which ultimately led to the invasion by colonial NATO powers.

(5) He originally overthrew the Kingdom of Libya in a bloodless military coup against King Idris in 1969 and brought Libya into the modern era out of monarchial feudalism.

Many more of his achievements including helping Ireland’s liberation struggle against British colonialism, as a ruler of a small country with just a few million people, allowed Gaddafi to rule for 42 years with the respect of freedom loving people worldwide. Yes, he is accused of personal vanity, abuse of power and ruthlessness but such are the failures of the human condition of a man, whose historical status in the modern era are part of social evolution. The Western mainstream corporate media are not finished spinning their version to try to destroy his historical legacy of achievements and attempt to ensure his legacy is forgotten in accordance to Western powers in their corrupt corporate propaganda media.

History will have the final say on Muammar Gaddafi as a historical figure shaping the modern history of Africa and the Middle East, despite his personal shortcomings. Meantime the war crimes of NATO, the NTC and Western powers will most assuredly continue in theri attempt to perpetuate a vicious cycle of violence and suffering while Muammar Gadaffi will remain in the hearts and minds of people, struggling for liberation from places as far away as Ireland and all over the South African continent he worked ceaselessly to unite. That is his legacy and the manner of his martrydom and brutal murder captured live on historical video ensures it !

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Qaddafi full Speech translation 06 October 2011 ……..

http://ozyism.blogspot.com

8:01 PM  ozyism

 



07/oct/11

Muammar Qaddafi

“4 tribes of Bani Walled, Surt, Warshfana tribe and Nawhi are well armed and they will never be defeated because honorable people can not be subjected.

All the people in LIBYA and true Libyans will not agree with the invasions and colonization.

We will fight for our freedom and we are ready for more sacrifices. The traitors, colonizers and as well as NATO are going to be defeated soon.

They all lost the confidence between each other and their masters, the traitors are unable to continue because they are basically vulnerable.

If the power of their fleets give legitimacy, then let the rulers in the Third World be ready.

To those who recognize this council, be ready for the creation of transitional councils imposed by the power of fleets to replace you one by one from now on.

I urge all Libyan people to go out and march in their millions in all the squares, in all the cities and villages and oases. Go peacefully … be courageous, rise up, go to the streets, raise our green flags to the skies.

How did it (NTC) get its legitimacy? Did the Libyan people elect them? Did the Libyan people appoint them?

If you did not hear my voice , do not stop fighting.”

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Green Jamahiriya Exerts Control Over Tripoli …….

Posted: 2011/09/30From: Mathaba
As promised by Mathaba, the liberation of Tripoli is underway. No matter the outcome in this round, the Jamahiriya never ceased to exist, and the world media, governments and organizations were all exposed, and stand naked on the wrong side of history
CIA-NATO Headquarters Raided, Green Flag Flying 

On Wednesday 28th, mass demonstrations took place in Tripoli in favor of people’s power (jamahiriya) and the African Muslim revolutionary leader Muammar Qaddafi, liberator of humanity, author of The Green Book, advocate of the Third Universal Theory.The masses demonstrated against the terrorist mercenary foreign armed forces which have been occupying key areas of Tripoli since 5 weeks after massive non-stop bombing and missile attacks by the world’s strongest military forces, 40 countries which are bankrupt, including USA, Canada, England, France, and most of Europe.

The bombing and missile strikes by the foreign NATO forces have lasted more than six months, killing more than 50,000 Libyans who wished to live in peace in the world’s only Jamahiriya where all power, all wealth and all arms are in the hands of the people, and not an individual, sect, group, tribe, party or government.

In response to the popular demonstration in Tripoli on Wednesday, the US-European sponsored Al-Qaida elements, traitor rats, ‘NATO rebels’ opened fire on the unarmed demonstrators and the response by the masses was ongoing throughout the day and night, with shooting in various parts of Tripoli, sending rats running, abandoning some of their check points, with NATO air force terrorists no longer knowing where to hit.

Early in the morning of Thursday 29th, the world’s leading elite people’s armed force brigade commanded and led by General Khamis Qaddafi, son of Muammar Qaddafi, which has time and again shown its superiority to British elite SAS, German elite GSG-9, French and U.S. elite “special forces”, took control of the Tripoli headquarters of the CIA and NATO and took over rat checkpoints in the city central region.

The heroic 32nd Reinforced Brigade of the Armed People “Khamis Brigade” destroyed the remaining NATO-rebel checkpoints, and took control of the building that has for the past 3 weeks housed the Tripoli headquarters of the terrorist Al-Qaida intelligence agency “CIA” aka Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America. The all-green flag of the Jamahiriya (self-governing society of the people) was hoisted above the building.

The CIA white racist officers fled to a so-called “green zone” for their safety around the Tripoli international Maitiga airport along with NATO commanders and white European occupier special forces.

The CIA agents and “representatives” (slaves) of the U.S. intelligence “community” (handful of fascists) in the Tripoli region spent the night in the “green zone” around the Maitiga airport of Libyan capital, ready to flee from the power of the Libyan people.

The previous day, Wednesday, an attack took place ​​at the airport, in which the Libyan Jamahiri patriots destroyed one aircraft of the enemy occupying forces.

NATO forces and officials are now taking urgent measures to evacuate the apparatus the CIA.

During the storming of the former residential high-rise building in the embassy quarter of Tripoli, which had been occupied by the CIA three weeks ago until its liberation on Thursday, documents were seized from the CIA, which, as reported by Libyan officer Khamis al-Gaddafi, “after study will be handed over to the media and the UN Security Council.”

At the building which now flies the green Jamahiriya flag of freedom,  on several floors offices were set up by NATO and the CIA and were used as a command and control center to guide the NATO ground operation in Libya along with the US-European supported Al-Qaida terrorists and rat opportunist traitors.

Other key facilities in Tripoli were seized by Libyan Jamahiriya forces and a brigade made its way to the air port giving chase to the fleeing CIA and NATO mercenaries.

All day long everywhere in Tripoli fierce fighting and exchanges of fire could be heard, including on the streets of Mansour, Tajoura and Bengashir. NATO mercenaries attacked a military facility outside Mukhtar, which was previously a women’s military academy of the Libyan Defense Forces.

Powerful explosions were also heard in Bab Al Azizia, as well as in the are where NATO had set up their headquarters in a school.

The invaders will finally be evicted no matter how long the war lasts and how many give their lives to either die or live standing, refusing to be slaves to western banker capitalism, and all the governments in the world, all the international organizations and non-governmental organizations, all the religious leaders, and personalities, positions have become clear over the past six months, and the emerging new world order will be shaped accordingly.

On the one side the truthful masses of the world, will gain power everywhere, as governments and gate-keeper media and institutions and structures have all stood naked and exposed to their real character and purpose, and on the other the handful of rulers, oppressors, hypocrites and opportunists, as well as former masters in banking, business, economy, politics and society will be left in the dust bin of history.

The enemy retains the market area and Jamaa Zawiya Dahmani.  However, eyewitnesses report that on the streets of Tripoli, an increasing number of green flags are being raised. Everywhere Libyan patriots can be heard chanting: «Allah, Muammar, Libya, wa Baz!» (God, Muammar Qaddafi, Libya and that is all we need).

Elsewhere, NATO has dropped in a new “special forces” team of armed mercenary troops into the town of Ras Lanuf, which is an oil refinery and which is terminal of one of the main oil pipelines from the Sahara. The entire Sahara is under Jamahiriya control, with rats posing only for cameras, launching occasional cowardly assaults but always being driven back by the armed people who are defending their communities.

The heroic cities of Sirte and Bani Walid, which have withstood total siege for months, in what will be exposed as Crimes Against Humanity for which NATO countries and officials must face justice, have repulsed the rebel rat assaults which were carried out under NATO cover, and upgraded their defensive resistance to offensive counter-attacks against the terrorists.

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Khamis al-Gaddafi, a son of Muammar Gaddafi’s, speaks to his fighters:

News from other sources, roundup by Dennis South

Sabha: The city of Sabha remains under the control of the Libyan Jamahiriya. It is confirmed that the situation in Sabha is so strong for the Jamahiriya, that the LDF (Libyan Defence Forces) were able to send troops to other battlefields in Libya.Zawiya: Green Resistance in Zawiya captured a very large supply of weapons, which were moved to Tripoli to assist the resistance there.

Sirte: defeat of rebels

Thursday, 29.09.2011 – 12:46

“It is now confirmed that the Islamists and mercenaries that were attempting to conquer Sirte for the past month were defeated by the Jamahiriya forces. The death toll of the enemy forces was an estimated one thousand. There are reports that NATO pilots are getting tired of shelling innocent civilians and are starting to wake up to the fact that they are not at all there to protect civilians, and the Libya is a Jamahiriya where people will not surrender their power, wealth and weapons.

Green flag over the headquarters of the CIA in Tripoli

As mentioned above, the green flag was hoisted above the CIA headquarters in Tripoli.

Thursday, 29.09.2011 – 17:14

More than 170 NATO bandits were killed yesterday in Sirte. The Libyan army seized their weapons.

The Tribes of South Libya, Sirte and Beni Walid announced the opening of a few local radio stations Libya, on which Muammar Gaddafi congratulated Libyan fighters and volunteers for clearing the cities of NATO criminals.

Shortly after the Libyan Army captured stores of weapons, Washington announced that the rebels lost 10 thousand missiles.

Sirte: the rats moved three kilometers back after heavy losses; Ben Walid: the rats are completely blockedThursday, 29.09.2011 – 22:57 

“It will not be easy to take Sirte. We thought we would do it Friday. I no longer believe [that we can do it]. Moutassim Qaddafi [another son of Muammar Qaddafi], is in Sirte, and commands his men. They have heavy weapons and snipers, who complicate our task,” said a field commander of the rebels to the AFP. Before dawn, Gaddafi forces had “tried to surround us in the dark, but the rain foiled their plan. Otherwise, we would have had heavy losses,” he said.

“Our troops are subjected to hard blows. Today we moved three kilometers back,” said the commander. In addition, there was still a “lack of coordination” amongst the rebels.  “A group of our fighters were hit by a rocket that was fired by one of our own tanks. There were three martyrs,” he said.

At Beni Walid, the rebels have been blocked by the fierce defense of the Libyan Jamahiriya forces, and have not advanced. Walid Khaimej , a rebel captain on the front of Beni Walid, asked for “more help from NATO.”

News from other sources:

Summary of NSBNC (No Spin News By Christof Lehmann)

I am considering including Dr. Lehman’s reports as a regular feature of these updates.   This first attempt will be a numbered, brief summary of Dr. Leymann’s report.  You can read his full report at your leisure.

1. NATO’s desperate. NATO and TNC becoming isolated in “pockets of occupation.”

2. Talk increasing of diplomatic initiatives and power-sharing.

3. Long siege of Sabha is broken. Area firmly under Jamahiriya control.

4. NATO attempt to establish bridgehead in Sirte harbor for amphibian assault was smashed: Libyan Special Forces set fire to NATO destroyer.

5. Zawiah: NATO/TNC convoy with many weapons ambushed by Libyan and Allied Forces [perhaps Tuaregs, Ibrahim al-Douri forces].

6. Possible NATO attempt to reconquer Derna.

7. Jamahiriya forces in Tripoli awaiting final assault on rebels.

8. Libyan defectors wish to return to Jamahiriya, now realizing they contributed to destruction of their country [This confirms information that appeared in an earlier Update report].

9. TNC and NATO approached Russian diplomats to broker a cease fire to negotiate peace deal and power-sharing.

10. Swiss Diplomats failed to bribe Libyan tribal leaders to not deploy fighters to Sirte, and to withdraw from the battlefield.

11. Swiss bankers fear illegal transfer of Libyan funds to TNC.

12. High-ranking NATO officer talked to Dr. Lehmann in confidential phone call. NATO commanders are afraid they’ll be tried, Nuremberg style, for war crimes: “Some of us are encouraging our boys to refuse orders to bomb civilian targets; we have had enough.”

13. Intelligence analysts warning of false flag event conducted by US Special Operation Units to create an excuse to invade Libya in October.

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Western Troops in Libya !! …….

Watch carefully the two Guys in the back ,as soon as one sees the TV camera he ducks and try to hide!

Fear in Libya but 80% People in Tripoli still want Gaddafi (15,09,2011) ( filed under “Welcome to Democracy”)……

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