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‘NATO carpet bombed Libya’

Posted by seumasach on September 7, 2011


6th September, 2011

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has “carpet bombed” the entire neighborhoods in Libya, a writer and geopolitical analyst told Press TV’s US Desk in an interview.

“They carpet bombed the country … their deliberate tactic was to create a humanitarian disaster and to militarily clear the way, without any humanitarian regards, without any regards for human life,” said Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, from the Canadian based Centre for Research on Globalization, on Monday.

“[NATO] used every dimension of the psychological war including the media to create fear which created a state of panic and it also traumatized the local population and it caused a lot of people to defect, not a lot but it did cause quite a fair number of people to defect or to remain neutral,” Nazemroaya said.

Nazemroaya further added that NATO should be held accountable for the war crimes it has committed against the state of Libya.

Meanwhile, NATO’s Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen went on to say that the US-led military alliance would soon end its operation in Libya.

Rasmussen, however, added that a definite timetable would not be announced as their withdrawal depends on the assessment made by commanders on ground.

Libya has been the scene of intense fighting between government troops and the fighters since a revolution seeking to topple the now-fugitive Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi began in mid-February.

The US and NATO started to unleash a punishing UN-mandated offensive against Gaddafi in an alleged attempt to pressure him into giving up power on March 19.

The alliance’s airstrikes have claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians.

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