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Libya: Be careful what you wish for

Posted by seumasach on December 11, 2014

Brian Cloughly

Asia Times

11th December, 2014

On March 19, 2011, the United States led NATO countries in a blitz of aircraft and missile strikes against the government of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya’s batty dictator who was visited in 2004 and 2007 by British prime minister Tony Blair, in 2007 by French president Nicolas Sarkozy, in 2008 by US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, and in 2009 by Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, all of whom cordially assured him that relations between their countries and his were comfortable.

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Tunisia expels Bernard Henry Levy only 24 hours after his arrival

Posted by seumasach on November 4, 2014

Middle East Online

2nd November, 2014

TUNIS – French philosopher Bernard Henri Levy was expelled from Tunisia Saturday night only 24 hours after his arrival in the country.

He was supposed to stay in Tunisia till Thursday.

His visit had provoked a storm of protests in the country. The trade union federation (UGTT) called Saturday for his expulsion from the country denouncing his role in “inciting anarchy and encouraging civil wars and terrorism in the Arab World”.

 

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Hifter supports role for Egyptian army in Libyan conflict

Posted by seumasach on June 9, 2014

Did you face difficulty in bringing together the Libyan army again? 

 I didn’t experience any difficulty in calling military members. As soon as they heard the call, they went in large numbers to various sites in Libya. It is difficult for the government to do this kind of thing. 

Egypt and Algeria are brotherly states, and cooperation between us and Algeria will be quick and easy.

The reintegration of the Libyan army and the role of Egypt and Algeria are key to re-establishment of Libyan state

 

Al-Monitor

June, 2014

In the second part of an interview from within his stronghold at an air force base [in eastern Libya], Khalifa Hifter, the commander of “Operation Dignity,” spoke about the border with Egypt and securing it. Hifter said he agrees with the method chosen by Egypt [to secure the border], even if it reached the point of a military strike within the borders of Egypt’s western neighbor.

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France mulling new intervention in Libya

Posted by seumasach on January 29, 2014

This raises the possibility of a new French intervention in Libya to combat the reviving nationalist movement there.

France’s top military officer warns of security ‘black hole’ in southern Libya

Canada.com

27th January, 2014

PARIS – France’s top military officer says he favours an international operation to battle a security “black hole” in southern Libya.

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Anti-NATO Libya protest in London

Posted by seumasach on January 23, 2014

Protest demands end to Pro-Nato Libyan Junta and death squad crimes against the people of Libya

Sukant Chanden

Sons of Malcolm

21st January, 2014

Around 100 people protested earlier today outside the British Prime Minister’s office outside Downing Street in the government area of Whitehall in central London.
The protesters are opposing the pro-Nato Libyan junta’s air strikes against the southern Libyan town of Sabha yesterday and the day before, strikes targeting armed fighters, many of whom are supporters of the previous government of the Jamahirya or the ‘State of the Masses’ under the leadership of Muammar Gaddafi since September 1969. The pro-Nato Libyan junta has made clear itself that it has lost control of areas of south Libya including the biggest city in the south, Sabha.

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Nationalist insurrection in Libya

Posted by seumasach on January 21, 2014

Voltairenet

20th January, 2014

Libyan nationalist forces regained control of several cities, especially in the sourthern part of the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Libya: from bad to worse

Posted by seumasach on November 13, 2013

Voice of Russia

9th November, 2013

Two years after the revolution that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is close to becoming what is called ‘a failed state’. Who is responsible for this, and are there ways to put things right?

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Les Arabes se soulèvent contre les Frères musulmans

Posted by seumasach on August 8, 2013

Pierre Khalaf

Voltairenet

29th July, 2013

De la Syrie à l’Égypte en passant par la Tunisie et la Libye, les peuples arabes se soulèvent contre la terreur des Frères musulmans et des autres mouvements islamistes extrémistes, qui ont volé leurs révolutions avec l’appuie de l’Occident et d’Israël et tentent d’étouffer leurs aspirations à coups de massacres, d’assassinats politiques, de violences physiques et de terrorisme intellectuel.

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Libyans vent anger at Islamists after activist’s shooting

Posted by seumasach on July 27, 2013

Yahoo

27th July, 2013

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Protesters attacked offices ofLibya’s Muslim Brotherhood and the headquarters of a liberal coalition on Saturday after demonstrations sparked by assassinations in the eastern city of Benghaziturned violent, witnesses said.

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Slouching Towards Sirte

Posted by seumasach on April 23, 2013

NATO’s War on Libya and Africa by Maximilian Fort

Dan Glazebrook

Ceasefire Magazine

22nd April, 2013

The media has gone very quiet on Libya of late; clearly, liberal imperialists don’t like to dwell on their crimes. This is not surprising. The modus operandi of the humanitarian imperialist is not one of informed reflection, but only permanent outrage against leaders of the global South; besides, in the topsy-turvy world of liberal interventionism, the ‘failure to act’ is the only crime of which the West is capable. As Forte puts it, their moral code holds that “If we do not act, we should be held responsible for the actions of others. When we do act, we should never be held responsible for our own actions.”

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Car bomb explodes at French embassy in Libya

Posted by seumasach on April 23, 2013

“Libya’s new rulers are still struggling to impose their authority on a country awash with weapons and a myriad of armed militias who often do as they please.’

The term “blowback” is much abused but is certainly applicable here: the destruction of the Libyan state carried out by an alliance between NATO, with France to the fore,Qatar and Al Qaida -type elements created the conditions in which anyone can use terrorism to advance their agenda. It is all very well for Hollande to claim “excellent’ relations with the Libyan authorities but their writ does not run very far.

Al Jazeera

23rd April, 2013

France’s embassy in Libya was hit by what appeared to be a car bomb on Tuesday, injuring two guards in the first such attack in the Libyan capital since the 2011 war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi.

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