Libya: Confirmation Could Take Days

US & Gullible Americans Celebrate Apparent Fortunes of Al Qaeda in Libya
by Tony Cartalucci

At face value, the tenuous narrative of a struggling, desperate NATO confounded by months of fierce resistance on all fronts and an increasingly brutal and transparently atrocious proxy army on the ground in Libya, suddenly wringing victory from what was essentially a catastrophic failure, is difficult to believe. This, especially as NATO desperately needs to turn its full attention toward Syria as the window of its imperial ambitions quickly closes forever. Already, claims that Muammar Qaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam had been captured have turned out to be admittedly false, Reuters finally admits [1], even after an elaborate tale had already begun spreading through the biased, irresponsible corporate-driven Western media.

Photo: It’s all smiles and laughs in Tripoli as McCain, a chief proponent and driving force behind the US intervention in Libya, literally glorifies Al Qaeda’s exploits in the now ruined nation. Miles away, the very rebels he was praising were purposefully starving the civilian population of Sirte in an effort to break their will, while they and NATO indiscriminately used heavy weapons aimed at crowded city centers.

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It must also be kept in mind that bold lies have punctuated NATO’s impotent attempts at sweeping their proxies into power, including perhaps the most brazen war propaganda in modern history, the NATO bombardment of Tripoli. Similarly, Qaddafi’s entire command structure was reported either dead or captured. Most notably was the “confirmation” of Saif al-Islam Qaddafi’s capture by the International Criminal Court [2], who claimed not only was his capture confirmed, but that the ICC was already in the process of preparing his transfer to the Hague. The propaganda operation succeeded to a limited extent, allowing otherwise incapable rebel forces to sweep into the capital and gain permanent holdings there. However Saif al-Islam would turn up very much free, and still leading efforts to defend his nation from NATO aggression in the heart of Tripoli.

To add insult to injury, the duplicitous criminals populating the ICC would later claim they never “confirmed” Saif al-Islam’s capture [3], a blatant lie that will forever forfeit the already corporate-contrived “international institution’s” legitimacy. Given such circumstances, one would be wise to reserve judgement on events unfolding in Libya until Qaddafi’s own people confirm or deny the reports. Nothing can be put past NATO and their proxies who have exhibited for over half a year barbarism and duplicity on an unprecedented scale.

What is confirmed, is the jubilation coming from the West’s leadership and their ghoulish propagandists throughout the corporate-media, celebrating the apparent death of Qaddafi, and the apparent fortunes of NATO’s proxy rebel forces. As reported earlier, NATO’s proxies, the “National Transitional Council” is led by the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) [4] an Al Qaeda affiliate and listed by both the US State Department [5] and the UK Home Office [6] as a “foreign terrorist organization,” and a “proscribed terrorist group” respectively. LIFG fighters, led by Abdul Belhaj [7], now the NTC military commander, had fought and killed US and British troops in Afghanistan, while other LIFG fighters waged war against the West in Iraq. Supporting listed terrorist organizations with US and British blood on their hands may seem bad enough, but LIFG’s conduct since February 17, 2011 when they began their foreign-sponsored bid to seize power in Libya, has been marked by verified atrocities beside which Qaddafi’s alleged crimes pale in comparison.

The entire city of Tawarga, Libya, with a population of 10,000 has verifiably been exiled or exterminated [8] by NATO-backed rebel fighters, and various refugee camps set up by its fleeing residents attacked and scattered. The cities of Sirte and Bani Walid, likewise have been surrounded, cut-off with the declared intention of starving its civilian population into submission [9], and systematically destroyed by both rebels and NATO through indiscriminate use of heavy weapons and airstrikes.

It is also now revealed, the tenuous, duplicitous nature of the very claims used by NATO to justify its intervention in Libya in the first place. Human-rights imposter, Sliman Bouchuiguir flagrantly admitted to journalists that the accusations made against Qaddafi in the lead up to NATO operations were fabricated, unverified, “estimations” that came directly from leading members of the NTC itself. Hardly objective, and clearly agenda driven, Bouchuiguir and his “human rights” organization would also be revealed as having ties to both the NTC and US-funded organizations including the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH). His shameless explanations can be seen in in the documentary, “Lies Behind the “Humanitarian War” in Libya: There is No Evidence!” [10]

In essence, NATO invaded and destroyed a nation, through the use of proxies listed as terrorists and who verifiably have US and British blood on their hands. It is also now clear that the pretext used to invade Libya was entirely contrived. When Obama ironically claimed “the rule of an iron fist inevitably comes to an end,” it is quite clear that no iron fist must inevitably be brought to an end more than the Wall Street-London oligarchs who have perpetrated this grievous crime against the Libyan people and whom Obama represents.

In the coming days, weeks, and months the true measure of NATO’s multiple-claims of victory will be put to the test, as will claims of Qaddafi’s command structure once again being “dismantled.” What is certain is that America and the European Union are ruled by callous, calculating hypocrites who have thrown their people into the crucible of war for nearly a decade against people “sworn” to be the enemies of civilization, only to hand them an entire nation in Northern Africa. Such reckless megalomania may seem removed from the daily lives of Western people, but as economic conditions slide into oblivion, and the number of nations the West can turn its parasitic war machine against dwindles, it will be Americans and Europeans fed next into its ever-hungry maw.

[1] “Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi believed still in desert: NTC” Reuters, October 20, 2011
[2] “Libya: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi detained by rebels, ICC confirm” Telegraph, August 22, 2011
[3] “ICC never had arrest of Gaddafi’s son Saif confirmed” Reuters, August 23, 2011
[4] West Point Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) report, Al-Qa’ida’s Foreign Fighters in Iraq, A First Look at the Sinjar Records 2007
[5] US State Department, List of Foreign Terrorist Organizations, #2 Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG)
[6] UK Home Office, List of Proscribed Terrorist Groups, page 5, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG)
[7] “Libya’s Powerful Islamic Leader” The Daily Beast, September 2, 2011
[8] “Empty village raises concerns about fate of black Libyans,” McClatchy, September 13, 2011
[9] “Libya crisis: Rebel leaders hoping to starve Gaddafi stronghold of Sirte into submission,” Telegraph, August 28, 2011
[10] “The Humanitarian War in Libya: There is no evidence!” laguerrehumanitaire.fr/english

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