TRIPOLI, Libya — A Libyan military spokesman says more than 150 gunmen have attacked an air base in the country’s southern desert, killing two government troops.
Saad al-Orfi says the attack early Saturday targeted a military air base about 45 kilometers (30 miles) north of the city of Sabha. He says the assailants were heavily armed and clashed with government forces stationed at the base.
A colonel and a soldier were killed in the fighting, and two more troops were also wounded.
Al-Orfi identified the assailants as Libyan but said an investigation is underway to determine who they were.
Two years after the country’s civil war, Libya’s weak central government is still grappling with powerful militias as it struggles to create a new police and army.
Libya said Saturday that it had suspended work at its embassy in Cairo, a move that comes days after demonstrators burned a Libyan flag at its gate to protest the death of an Egyptian Christian imprisoned there.
The embassy’s decision to suspend consular services affects thousands of Egyptians working in neighbouring Libya who rely on the embassy to provide permits. The embassy’s brief statement said it had suspended operations indefinitely, but did not say why.
Tensions flared following the death of a Coptic Christian from Egypt who was detained in Libya on suspicion that he was spreading Christianity in the Muslim nation. Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said the man, Ezzat Atallah, likely died of natural causes, but his family alleges he was tortured to death.
Two other detainees, who are among an estimated 50 Egyptian Christians detained in Libya on suspicion of proselytizing, told The Associated Press in interviews after their release that they were tortured in a detention center run by a powerful militia in eastern Libya.
The two said they were rounded up in a market by gunmen who checked their right wrists for tattoos of crosses. They said that during four days of detention they were flogged, forced to take off their clothes in cold weather and stand at 3 a.m. outdoors on a floor covered with stones.
Libya’s government relies on militias to serve as security forces since its police and military remain in shambles following the 2011 civil war that ousted Moammar Gadhafi from power.
Egypt’s foreign ministry said that its embassy in Libya was investigating the allegations of torture.
Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians are working construction and trade jobs in Libya, a nation of 6.5 Muslims with no significant religious minority. Hundreds are believed to have been killed in crossfire during the civil war and many others have lost their jobs.
On Saturday, Egypt’s main opposition National Salvation Front issued a statement calling on Egyptian PresidentMohammed Morsi to do more to address the alleged mistreatment of Egyptian Christians in Libya. The group condemned the deportation of dozens of Egyptians from Libya in recent weeks, and said that the Islamist president must do more to defend the rights of Egyptian Christians there.
The opposition group accused Morsi, who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood group, of reneging on promises to improve the status of the mostly poor migrant Egyptian workers living abroad.
“The presidency and government moved urgently and sent a high-level delegation to the United Arab Emirates to demand the release of detainees accused of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood weeks ago, but has neglected to address the situation of Egyptians who have been assaulted in Libya,” the opposition group said.
That there are in prison Mager in Zliten three women
We learned from a reliable source .. That there are in prison Mager in Zliten three women Lippiat Msjonab since Hannibal Gaddafi (August) because they were employed in the emergency department at the hospital and live Boajphen the national to the wounded, Libyan troops the armed, who were due to their confrontation of NATO troops Crusader brutal NATO and its agents, rats in the fronts Mzrath .. And their namesare: - 1 - Fatima key Administration. 1 - Noria Ali Seabah. 2 - Aisha Akaddar. With the knowledge that they are subjected to the worst types of treatment and torture, intimidation, psychological and physical by their jailers for nine months in custody and are enforced.
Please circulate to the importance of the news in all of the pages
Essid Bashir, President of the defense of Dr Baghdadi Mahmoudi launched the following appeal: I quote:
“I confirm to the Tunisian people and the wider national and international public and to all free people in this world and all the defenders of the truth that Dr Baghdadi Mahmoudi, suffering from severe désaltération following his strike from a hungry week, is about to die. despite our incessant calls, Dr Baghdadi was not taken to hospital. Therefore, I consider that the President of the Republic of Tunisia bears full responsibility for everything that happen to Mr. Baghdadi threatened with death at any time. I urge his immediate release and to lend the necessary care. “
نداء عاجل من الأستاذ “البشير الصيد” (رئيس هيئة الدفاع عن البغدادي المحمودي ورئيس اللجنة الحقوقية العالمية للدفاع عن الليبيين المضطهدين بالداخل والمهجرين بالخارج) “أؤكد للشعب التونسي والرأي العام الوطني والدولي وكل الأحرار في العالم وأصحاب الضمائر الحية إن منوبي السيد البغدادي المحمودي هو الآن قد أشرف على الهلاك إثر جفاف جسده من السوائل بعد دخوله في إضراب جوع منذ أسبوع ولم يتم نقله للمستشفى رغم مطالبتنا الملحة بذلك وعليه فإني أحمل الرئيس التونسي والحكومة المسؤلية التامة على ماحصل لمنوبي المهدد بالموت في أي لحظة وأطالب بشدة بإطلاق سراحه حالا ونقله للعلاج.
Statement regarding Saif Al Islam release, which fake sites and pages allegedly on behalf of ResistanceTV Channel “Jina” are spreading around is false. This statement is part of informational and coercive pressure over Al Zintan Tribe Elders.
Recently Global West Media broadened false Aisha Gaddafi request to ICC to ” let her as a “friend of the Court” to take part in the process over her brother accused for committing crimes against humanity to provide “honesty and equity” of the judgement…”. This is the quotation of Associated Press.
Such forgeries are created to plot an illusion that Gaddafi family gives a consent to send Saif to ICC and the Zintan Tribe Elders would surrender Saif to NATO invaders and their servants “upon Aisha Gaddafi’s request”.
Among those who support Libya‘s struggle against occupants there are idiots who support this idea and even call for sending a lawyer to Saif. They do not think that such a person can disclose Saif’s location even though he can be honest and not bribed by NATO or imagine that if all family of such a person is hold in hostages, he can simply kill or harm Saif. In fact even an idea of sending any lawyer as a beholder and warrant is a huge offence to Zintan Tribe Elders because it shows that they are not trustworthy persons. Hopefully the Elders will forgive people and their ignorance. NATO applies a huge pressure on Zintan Tribe using Misurata Brigade. According to eyewitnesses, those Brigades are 100% aliens.
Recently in Tripoli there was a serious clash between Zintan and Misurata brigades which was immediately overblown by Global Media. They’ve started writing about serious enmity between them and hint that the war can begin. In the understanding of west citizen war ends with enemy city capture. I’m sure that Zintan’s elders are being treaten by war with NATO, which will be covered by western mass media as attack of Misurata brigade.
Several days ago in blogs shown up a message about forming a tank column against Zintan, but now there aren’t any messages about it, and this information could be spreaded to pressurize Zintan’s elders.
Yesterday there was appeared a message about Seif release. It was spreaded by way of fake pages of Resistance channel Jina TV.
This message contains insults to members of Zintan tribe. The goal of this lie is show to tribe elders and members who fights against occupants that they are alone in front of treat of NATO and NTC, that they are not a part of Green Resistance.
NATO wants to destroy alliance of tribes and will try to use all opportunities and methods.
We must remember it.
West has one goal in Libya: Steal Libya oil without difficulty!
Doctors Without Borders says it halts work in Libyan city’s prisons because of torture
(Manu Brabo, File/Associated Press) – FILE – In this Sept. 22, 2011 file photo, a man suspected of being a Gadhafi loyalist shows wounds on his feet at a detention facility in Misrata, Libya. Doctors Without Borders has suspended its work in prisons the Libyan city of Misrata because it said torture was so rampant that some detainees were brought for care only to make them fit for further interrogation, the group said Thursday, Jan. 26,
Dr Abuzaid Dorda, former Libyan PM and permanent representative to the UN, currently being tortured in detention by rebels in Tripoli.
BENGHAZI, Libya — Doctors Without Borders has suspended its work in prisons in the Libyan city of Misrata because it said torture was so rampant that some detainees were brought for care only to make them fit for further interrogation, the group said Thursday. The announcement was compounded by a statement from Amnesty International saying it has recorded widespread prisoner abuse in other cities as well, leading to the death of several inmates.
The allegations, which come more than three months after former leader Moammar Gadhafi was captured and killed, were an embarrassment to the governing National Transitional Council, which is struggling to establish its authority in the divided nation.
Doctors Without Borders said that since August, its medical teams have treated 115 people in Misrata who bore torture-related wounds, including cigarette burns, heavy bruising, bone fractures, tissue burns from electric shocks and kidney failure from beatings. Two detainees died after being interrogated, the group’s general director said.
“Patients were brought to us in the middle of interrogation for medical care, in order to make them fit for further interrogation. This is unacceptable,” MSF general director Christopher Stokes said in a statement. “Our role is to provide medical care to war casualties and sick detainees, not to repeatedly treat the same patients between torture sessions.”
Libya’s Western-backed leadership, which has sought to assure the world of its commitment to democracy and human rights, has acknowledged that some prisoners held by revolutionary forces have been abused. It insisted the mistreatment was not systematic and pledged to tackle the problem.
But the transitional government has been unable to rein in the dozens of militias that arose during the war and have been reluctant to disband or submit to central authority.
Amnesty International said in a statement issued Thursday that it has met with a number of detainees in Tripoli, Misrata, and Gharyan who showed visible marks indicating torture, including open wounds on the head, limbs, back and other parts of the body. A number of detainees spoke to Amnesty about beatings with electric cables and metal chains, and they reported being suspended in contorted positions and given electric shocks.
The London-based group said the torture and mistreatment, mostly against suspected Gadhafi loyalists and sometimes foreign nationals from sub-Saharan African countries, is carried out by officially recognized military and security bodies as well as by a number of armed militias operating outside any legal framework. The group said several detainees died in custody from torture, detailing the death of at least two detainees.
Britain, which played a key role in the NATO-led air campaign that helped revolutionary forces overthrow Gadhafi, urged the new regime to “live up to the high standards they have set themselves.”
“They need to ensure a zero tolerance policy on abuse. We are concerned about these reports and are taking them up with the Libyans as a matter of urgency,” British Prime Minister David Cameron’s office said in a statement.
The head of Amnesty International told The Associated Press the mistreatment of detainees in Libya showed the need for the international community to keep helping the country in its difficult transition. “It’s not just a matter of sending in troops and then getting out again. Libya needs long term assistance,” Salil Shetty said.Stokes, of the MSF, told The Associated Press that those subjected to torture include ex-combatants and people accused of theft and looting.
“There is a significant number of people with darker skin, but there is really a wide mix,” he said. “Whatever the motives, it is unacceptable to do this to human beings.”
The interrogations were carried out by Libya’s National Army Security Service at facilities outside the detention centers, MSF said in a statement.
The group, which operates in prisons but not interrogation centers, said it contacted authorities in Misrata, the port city that saw some of the fiercest fighting of the war, to demand an end to the abuse, but it received no official response, prompting MSF to halt its operations in the city’s detention centers.
MSF said it will continue its support in Misrata hospitals and schools in addition to providing assistance to African migrants, refugees and internally displaced people in and around Tripoli.
In its statement, MSF said the most alarming case was on Jan. 3, when MSF doctors treated a group of 14 detainees returning from an interrogation center. It said nine of the detainees had numerous injuries, including broken arms and renal failure, and displayed obvious signs of torture.
Stokes said his group has informed the National Army Security Service that a number of patients needed to be transferred to hospitals for urgent and specialized care. All but one of the detainees were deprived of further medical care and hospitalization, and instead taken back to interrogation centers.
After using NATO’s Orwellian “humanitarian bombing” operation as the front for US intervention in Libya, the establishment is narrowing its sight on oil rich Syria next. Already the US and the EU have slapped economic sanctions on the country, citing President Bashar al-Assad‘s human rights abuses during Syria’s recent protests. The corporate media is also beginning to ingrain propaganda about Syria’s stockpile of deadly weapons that is reminiscent of the propaganda surrounding the lead up to the Iraq war.
Earlier this month, Russia Today reported that the UN Security Council condemned “the widespread violation of human rights in Syria and the use of force against civilians by the country’s security forces,” while also urging the Damascus authorities to respect human rights and observe international law.“Those responsible for the violence should be held accountable,” the Council said in a presidential statement, the UN official website reports.
A great article by Global Researchcuts through the misinformation regarding Syria and lays out some facts that don’t jive with what we are being told about their “democratic uprising”. Instead, reports suggest that the government and corporate press are fabricating a pretext for another NATO led humanitarian intervention in the region. Let’s not forgot that the United States pays the largest percentage of all NATO efforts, and wields the most influence on the shots being called on the grand chessboard.
GLOBAL RESEARCH- There is evidence of gross media manipulation and falsification from the outset of the protest movement in southern Syria on March 17th.
The Western media has presented the events in Syria as part of the broader Arab pro-democracy protest movement, spreading spontaneously from Tunisia, to Egypt, and from Libya to Syria.
Media coverage has focussed on the Syrian police and armed forces, which are accused of indiscriminately shooting and killing unarmed “pro-democracy” demonstrators. While these police shootings did indeed occur, what the media failed to mention is that among the demonstrators there were armed gunmen as well as snipers who were shooting at both the security forces and the protesters.
The death figures presented in the reports are often unsubstantiated. Many of the reports are “according to witnesses”. The images and video footages aired on AlJazeeraand CNN do not always correspond to the events which are being covered by the news reports.
There is certainly cause for social unrest and mass protest in Syria: unemployment has increased in recent year, social conditions have deteriorated, particularly since the adoption in 2006 of sweeping economic reforms under IMF guidance. The IMF’s “economic medicine” includes austerity measures, a freeze on wages, the deregulation of the financial system, trade reform and privatization.
With a government dominated by the minority Alawite (an offshoot of Shia Islam), Syria is no “model society” with regard to civil rights and freedom of expression. It nonetheless constitutes the only (remaining) independent secular state in the Arab world. Its populist, anti-Imperialist and secular base is inherited from the dominant Baath party, which integrates Muslims, Christians and Druze.
Moreover, in contrast to Egypt and Tunisia, in Syria there is considerable popular support for President Bashar Al Assad. The large rally in Damascus on March 29, “with tens of thousands of supporters” (Reuters) of President Al Assad is barely mentioned. Yet in an unusual twist, the images and video footage of several pro-government events were used by the Western media to convince international public opinion that the President was being confronted by mass anti-government rallies.
The “Epicenter” of the Protest Movement. Daraa: A Small Border Town in southern Syria
What is the nature of the protest movement? From what sectors of Syrian society does it emanate? What triggered the violence?
What is the cause of the deaths?
The existence of an organized insurrection composed of armed gangs involved in acts of killing and arson has been dismissed by the Western media, despite evidence to the contrary.
The demonstrations did not start in Damascus, the nation’s capital. At the outset, the protests were not integrated by a mass movement of citizens in Syria’s capital.
The demonstrations started in Daraa, a small border town of 75,000 inhabitants, on the Syrian Jordanian border, rather than in Damascus or Aleppo, where the mainstay of organized political opposition and social movements are located. (Daraa is a small border town comparable e.g. to Plattsburgh, NY on the US-Canadian border).
The Associated Press report (quoting unnamed “witnesses” and “activists”) describes the early protests in Daraa as follows:
The violence in Daraa, a city of about 300,000 near the border with Jordan, was fast becoming a major challenge for President Bashar Assad, …. Syrian police launched a relentless assault Wednesday on a neighborhood sheltering anti-government protesters [Daraa], fatally shooting at least 15 in an operation that began before dawn, witnesses said.
At least six were killed in the early morning attack on the al-Omari mosque in the southern agricultural city of Daraa, where protesters have taken to the streets in calls for reforms and political freedoms, witnesses said. An activist in contact withpeople in Daraa said police shot another three people protesting in its Roman-era city center after dusk. Six more bodies were found later in the day, the activist said.
As the casualties mounted, people from the nearby villages of Inkhil, Jasim,Khirbet Ghazaleh and al-Harrah tried to march on Daraa Wednesday night but security forces opened fire as they approached, the activist said. It was not immediately clear if there were more deaths or injuries. (AP, March 23, 2011, emphasis added)
The AP report inflates the numbers: Daraa is presented as a city of 300,000 when in fact its population is 75,000; “protesters gathered by the thousands”, “casualties mounted”.
The report is silent on the death of policemen which in the West invariably makes the front page of the tabloids.
The deaths of the policemen are important in assessing what actually happened. When there are police casualties, this means that there is an exchange of gunfire between opposing sides, between policemen and “demonstrators”.
Who are these “demonstrators” including roof top snipers who were targeting the police.
Israeli and Lebanese news reports (which acknowledge the police deaths) provide a clearer picture of what happened in Daraa on March 17-18. The Israel National News Report (which cannot be accused of being biased in favor of Damascus) reviews these same events as follows:
Seven police officers and at least four demonstrators in Syria have been killed in continuing violent clashes that erupted in the southern town of Daraa last Thursday.
…. On Friday police opened fire on armed protesters killing four and injuring as many as 100 others. According to one witness, who spoke to the press on condition of anonymity, “They used live ammunition immediately — no tear gas or anything else.”
…. In an uncharacteristic gesture intended to ease tensions the government offered to release the detained students, but seven police officers were killed, and the Baath Party Headquarters and courthouse were torched, in renewed violence on Sunday. (Gavriel Queenann, Syria: Seven Police Killed, Buildings Torched in Protests, Israel National News, Arutz Sheva, March 21, 2011, emphasis added)
The Lebanese news report, quoting various sources, also acknowledges the killings of seven policemen in Daraa: They were killed “during clashes between the security forces and protesters… They got killed trying to drive away protesters during demonstration in Dara’a”
The Lebanese Ya Libnan report quoting Al Jazeera also acknowledged that protesters had “burned the headquarters of the Baath Party and the court house in Dara’a” (emphasis added)
These news reports of the events in Daraa confirm the following:
1. This was not a “peaceful protest” as claimed by the Western media. Several of the “demonstrators” had fire arms and were using them against the police: “The police opened fire on armed protesters killing four”.
2. From the initial casualty figures (Israel News), there were more policemen than demonstrators who were killed: 7 policemen killed versus 4 demonstrators. This is significant because it suggests that the police force might have been initially outnumbered by a well organized armed gang. According to Syrian media sources, there were also snipers on rooftops which were shooting at both the police and the protesters.
What is clear from these initial reports is that many of the demonstrators were not demonstrators but terrorists involved in premeditated acts of killing and arson. The title of the Israeli news report summarizes what happened: Syria: Seven Police Killed, Buildings Torched in Protests.
The Daraa ”protest movement” on March 18 had all the appearances of a staged event involving, in all likelihood, covert support to Islamic terrorists by Mossadand/or Western intelligence. Government sources point to the role of radicalSalafist groups (supported by Israel)
Other reports have pointed to the role of Saudi Arabia in financing the protest movement.
What has unfolded in Daraa in the weeks following the initial violent clashes on 17-18 March, is the confrontation between the police and the armed forces on the one hand and armed units of terrorists and snipers on the other which have infiltrated the protest movement.
Reports suggest that these terrorists are integrated by Islamists. There is no concrete evidence as to which Islamic organizations are behind the terrorists and the government has not released corroborating information as to who these groups are.
Both the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood (whose leadership is in exile in the UK) and the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir (the Party of Liberation), among others have paid lip service to the protest movement. Hizb ut Tahir (led in the 1980s by Syrian born Omar Bakri Muhammad) tends to “dominate the British Islamist scene” according to Foreign Affairs. Hizb ut Tahir is also considered to be of strategic importance to Britain’s Secret Service MI6. in the pursuit of Anglo-American interests in the Middle East and Central Asia. (Is Hizb-ut-Tahrir another project of British MI6? | State of Pakistan).
Syria is a secular Arab country, a society of religious tolerance, where Muslims and Christians have for several centuries lived in peace. Hizb ut-Tahrir (the Party of Liberation) is a radical political movement committed to the creation of an Islamic caliphate. In Syria, its avowed objective is to destabilize the secular state.
Since the Soviet-Afghan war, Western intelligence agencies as well as Israel’sMossad have consistently used various Islamic terrorist organizations as “intelligence assets”. Both Washington and its indefectible British ally have provided covert support to “Islamic terrorists” in Afghanistan, Bosnia,Kosovo and Libya, etc. as a means to triggering ethnic strife, sectarian violence and politicalinstability.
The staged protest movement in Syria is modelled on Libya. The insurrection in Eastern Libya is integrated by the Libya Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) which is supported by MI6 and the CIA. The ultimate objective of the Syria protest movement, through media lies and fabrications, is to create divisions within Syrian society as well as justify an eventual “humanitarian intervention”.
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s new leaders said Tuesday that some prisoners held by revolutionary forces have been abused, but insisted the mistreatment was not systematic and pledged to tackle the problem.
The acknowledgment comes a day after the U.N. released a report a detailing alleged torture and ill treatment in lockups controlled by the forces that overthrew dictator Moammar Gadhafi. The report says that Libyan revolutionaries still hold about 7,000 people, many of them sub-Saharan Africans who are in some cases accused or suspected of being mercenaries hired by Gadhafi.
Libya’s new leaders, who received the backing of the U.S., France, Britain and other countries in their fight against Gadhafi, are eager to assure the world of their commitment to democracy and human rights.(***yes right!! in their dreams)Interior Minister Fawzy Abdul-Ali acknowledged that abuses have occurred but said the new government is trying to eliminate them.
“We are trying our best to establish a legitimate system that is authorized to make arrests, detain and interrogate people,” he told The Associated Press. “We are trying to minimize the possibilities of violations taking place.”
Abdul-Ali said the government plans to create special security units under the authority of the central government that will handle prisoners. Leaders are working to bolster “the authority of the new government all across the country,” he said.
Responding to the U.N. report, Deputy Prime Minister Mustafa Abushagur also acknowledged there are problems with detainees.
“Are there illegal detentions in Libya? I am afraid there are,” Abushagur told a news conference. He said any abuses have been committed by militias not yet controlled by central authorities.
Libya’s new leaders have struggled to stamp their authority on the country since toppling Gadhafi’s regime. One of the greatest challenges still facing the leadership is how to rein in the dozens of revolutionary militias that arose during the war and now are reluctant to disband or submit to central authority.
Abushagur also denied some news reports claiming that Libyan leaders are arming rebels in Syria.
“We are with the Syrian people but we are not going to send fighters or arms,” he said.
Also Tuesday, dozens of people with relatives who went missing in Libya’s recent civil war rallied in front of the main government building to demand that authorities speed up the search for their loved ones.
Authorities have started trying to find and identify the missing but face many problems. For one, they need to build a DNA laboratory from scratch to match genetic material from living people with the remains in mass graves now spread across this large desert country.
Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has said Netanyahu promised to help build “a coalition against fundamentalism,” bringing together the countries Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Tanzania. The African country also has said Israel’s president, Shimon Peres, has told him Israel is ready to make “everything available to Kenya” for internal security.
For the Israeli part, Netanyahu’s office refuses to comment on Odinga’s claims, while Peres’ office suggests the Kenyan leader has gone too far.
An official in the Peres’ office says he has boasted that Israel is one of the most advanced countries in the world regarding homeland security and would be happy to share its expertise with any country fighting “global terror.” But the official, speaking on condition of anonymity says no specifics have been discussed.
Another Israeli official says an alliance with Kenya and other eastern African countries is natural.
An agency quotes Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev as saying: “We have joint interests and we believe that mutual cooperation can be beneficial to us all”.
Uganda and Kenya have been battling al-Shabab, a Somalia-based ‘al-Qaeda’ linked group.
According to AP, the Zionist entity also has intentions to build strong ties with the newly liberated South Sudan whose president has held a meeting with Netanyahu at the United Nations in September.
In Israel’s eyes, eastern Africa poses a potential hinterland where ‘al-Qaeda’ and other militants can potentially forge ties with similarly minded groups just to the north in Egypt and Gaza. Israeli officials already believe that Sudan is a pathway for smugglers providing weapons to militants in Gaza and the Sinai, and that ‘al-Qaeda’ linked groups in Egypt have been behind a deadly cross-border raid in August that killed eight Israelis.
The Zionist entity already has military ties with several African countries, including Nigeria, Tanzania and the Ivory Coast.
Relations with Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan have not yet reached that stage, though Israel’s “Defense” Ministry has given clearance for private Israeli security firms to operate in those nations, including some arms sales. Israeli defense officials say intelligence sharing is limited to a few close allies at this stage.
“The Ministry of Defense has excellent relations with a number of friendly nations in Africa, especially internal security and counterterrorism,” an official said, refusing to elaborate. He was not allowed to be identified under ministry regulations.
Israel has a long history of involvement in Africa, sending experts in agriculture and development, as well as military advisers and mercenaries, over the years.
In an interview October 31, 2011 at Radio Canada, Lieutenant-General Charles Bouchard, who led Operation Unified Protector in Libya, reveals that analysis cell was installed at NATO headquarters in Naples. It’s mission was to study and understand what was happening on the ground, that is to say both the movements of the Libyan Army and those of the “rebels“.
To feed the cell number information networks were created. ”The information came from many sources, including the media who were on the ground and gave us much information about the intentions and where were the ground forces.”
This is the first time a NATO official admits that foreign journalists in Libya were agents of the Atlantic Alliance. Shortly before the fall of Tripoli, Thierry Meyssan had caused a scandal by saying that most Western journalists staying at the Hotel Rixos were agents of NATO. He particularly challenged teams AP, BBC, CNN and Fox.
It is necessary that men should understand things as they are, should call them by their right names, and should know that an army is an instrument for killing, and that the enrollment and management of an army...is a preparation for murder - Tolstoy