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Sirte martyred by NATO

Posted by seumasach on October 18, 2011

Voltairenet

15th October, 2011

The religious leaders of Sirte (Libya) have issued afatwa authorizing the surviving residents to eat dogs and cats.

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¡El pueblo de Sirte no puede estar solo!

Posted by seumasach on October 17, 2011

Julio Escalona(aporrea.org)

Resistencia Libia

16th October, 2011

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Desde hace meses Sirte está siendo bombardeado. Desde hace unas semanas los bombardeos han arreciado, también los ataques de artillería y el cerco es cada día más cruel: ni agua, ni alimentos, ni medicinas… Los hospitales están destruidos. La destrucción es la orden. El crimen se ha generalizado, el saqueo, la ruina… Las fuerzas del mal materializadas en la OTAN, brazo armado del Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU, a través de esta guerra perpetua contra la humanidad y el planeta.

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Libye – Syrte: massacre, génocide et destruction (images)

Posted by seumasach on October 17, 2011

Allain Jules

16th October, 2011

View slideshow of Sirte

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Dans les méandres de la barbarie, il n’y a pas mieux. C’est probablement la preuve que la guerre humanitaire a été organisée pour en finir avec un homme qui ne leur a rien fait mais qui aime l’Afrique et la Libye que ces gens n’aiment pas. Tout ce qui les intéresse c’est le pétrole, gagner des contrats de reconstruction.

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Gaddafi’s forces drive rebels back

Posted by seumasach on October 14, 2011

Gulf Times

14th October, 2011

AFP-The fighters, who had been hoping to mop up the last pockets of resistance in two northwestern residential districts, withdrew at least 2km to the police headquarters they had captured on Tuesday, said a reporter.

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Map of heroic Libyan resistance in Sirte, the Libyan Stalingrad

Posted by seumasach on October 14, 2011

Mapa de la resistencia heroica de Sirte, el Stalingrado libio

Resistencia Libia

13th October, 2011

En la noche de ayer una nutria horda de ratas irrumpieron en la ciudad haciendo fuego intenso en lo que ellos creían iba a ser el asalto final contra el Stalingrado verde. Nunca un fuego tan fuerte por parte de los defensores los ha respondido inflingiéndoles otra fuerte derrota y obligándoles a retroceder esta mañana. En este mapa se ve la línea verde de la defensa heroica por tierra que se convierte en un escudo invencible. Además los patriotas vigilan la línea costera para neutralizar cualquier desembarco con ayuda de la OTAN. Las líneas verdes son los ataques de los sicarios y los trazos en rojo los combates habido en las últimas horas. Las masas árabes y el Mundo está asombrado por esta resistencia mil veces heroica frente a los ejércitos mas poderosos del Planeta y los sicarios mas despreciables. Fuente http://www.algeria-isp.com/actualites/politique-libye/201110-A6515/libye-carte-illustrant-situation-militaire-syrte-octobre-2011.html

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Bulgarian news source confirms “rebel” retreat at Sirte

Posted by seumasach on October 14, 2011

Sections of the world’s press continue to drift “off-message”. Here is confirmation of the “rebel” retreat at Sirte. Needless to say, the reports of the capture of one of Gaddafi’s sons turn out, once again, to be utter pish. Note that there are now 2000 Yamahiriya fighters in Sirte whereas Peter Beaumont in yesterday’s Guardian had that figure at 100. In its overwhelming majority the press continue with their “say anything for NATO’ approach.

Libyan Rebels Retreat as Gaddafi Loyalists Resist Fiercely in Sirte

Novinite

14th October, 2011

Forces of the government of the Libyan rebels have pulled back under ferocious fire from Muammar Gaddafi loyalists in the fugitive leader’s hometown Sirte on Thursday.

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Sirte will never be forgotten

Posted by seumasach on October 11, 2011

All quiet on the Sirte front

Cailean Bochanan

11th October, 2011

Silence reigns today throughout the world’s media regarding the TNC’s “final offensive’ against Sirte, a city which must now be all but completely destroyed after the aerial bombing and artillery bombardment which it has been subjected to. Subjected to because there is no truth in NATO’s claim that this is a liberation struggle and, lacking popular support on the ground, only these genocidal methods hold out any perspective of success at all. This has been an exhibition of killing from distance without quarter recalling Fallujah and Stalingrad. But has it worked for NATO? Can the TNC now declare victory?

If so we would have heard about it, trumpeted on the world’s media. But there’s nothing of the like. The latest news which can be corroborated from both mainstream and resistance sources is that ground taken on Sunday was retaken by  Jamahariya forces overnight. Throughout Monday there were desultory reports of “progress” and once again “the final push”. MSNBC spoke of the “surprising ” resilience of loyalist fighters. A Reuters report today talks of the TNC’s “struggle” to capture Sirte and focuses a report on the massive casualties being suffered by their forces. It also reports of the armed resistance not just of the Libyan army but of the armed citizenry. Is the mainstream media beginning to drift off-message in the face of uncomfortable realities? Is the strain of the outrageously mendacious narrative is beginning to tell?

Whatever the outcome in Sirte this will go down in the annals of warfare as a truly heroic defence and as a crime against humanity of immense proportions sanctioned and executed by the West with near unanimity a both state and cilvil society. The West has lost any claims to moral leadership in the world and is left trying to assert its influence through a series of demonic, near satanic, stratagems and deceptions which the rest of the world is rapidly wizening up to. In the rubble of Sirte is also the rubble of the West’s moral and political capital, of the UN, of NATO, of it’s political leadership, of it’s political opposition and of it’s insane, lying, media talking heads- all immolated amongst the smoke, flames and debris of the city which has had to pay the price of the failure of NATO’s plans.

Looking back this will be seen as a turning point in world history.  Sirte and those who have fought and died in its defence will be remembered for ever.

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NATO and anti-Gaddafi forces in Libya step up bombardment of Sirte

Posted by seumasach on October 10, 2011

Patrick O’Connor

WSWS

10th October, 2011

Anti-Gaddafi militias aligned with the National Transitional Council (NTC) have claimed control over most of Sirte, a coastal Libyan city between Tripoli and Benghazi, after they launched an offensive last Friday that was coordinated with NATO forces.

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Libya storm on Sirte failed, TNC in desperate chaos

Posted by seumasach on October 5, 2011

Dr. Christof Lehmann

NSNBC

5th October, 2011

 

NATO and TNC Mercenaries initiated the yet heaviest assault on the strategically and economically important city of Sirte, advancing into the suburbs of the city. After heavy fighting the attack was grinded to a halt this morning. Though heavy fighting continued in other cities the fronts were relatively calm, which indicates that the TNC is running low on reserves. Is the all out assault a desperate attempt to register one victory before the NATO Meeting in two days, Intelligence close to the TNC reports that the Transitional National Counsel is in utter chaos. This morning at a press conference, Abdelhakim Belhadj “pleaded” to the population in Tripoli to help establish “stability, law and order” and give back their arms to the Tripoli Military Counsel.

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Allain Jules: Libya- Shock and awe. Sirte- worse than the Warsaw Ghetto

Posted by seumasach on October 3, 2011

Allain Jules

3rd October, 2011

Translated by Cailean Bochanan

History repeats itself in an eternal recurrence. The 12th October, 1940, day of the Jewish celebration Yom Kippur, the Warsaw Ghetto, still a terrible memory, was created. Today, in Sirte, it is NATO who is doing it, but worse. The siege of Sirte is, in reality, nothing other than the antechamber of death for the partisans of Muammar Gaddafi in the new Libyan “democracy”. An exclusive democracy whose first principle is the elimination of all possible opponents with the blessing of those great “democracies”, France, the USA and England.

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