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Kaddafi's willen stappen tegen NAVO / Gaddafi's Want To Sue NATO

PARIJS - Nabestaanden van de afgelopen week omgekomen Libische ex-dictator Mummar Kaddafi willen juridische stappen nemen tegen de NAVO. Dit heeft een raadsman van de familie Kaddafi, de Franse advocaat Marcel Ceccaldi, woensdag gezegd. Hij wil proberen de zaak aanhangig te maken bij het Internationaal Strafhof in Den Haag.

Kaddafi vluchtte uit Sirte in een konvooi dat werd bestookt door de NAVO. Hij werd vervolgens door een militie gevangengenomen en vermoord. Het gaat hierbij volgens Ceccaldi om een oorlogsmisdaad, want het slachtoffer werd beschermd door de Conventie van Genève.

ENGLISH:

Family of slain former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi want to sue NATO. This is said by the French lawyer Marcel Ceccaldi of the Gaddafi family on Wednesday. He wants to try the case before the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Gaddafi fled Sirte in a convoy that was attacked by NATO. Then he was captured by a militia, and executed. According to Marcel Ceccaldi this is a war-crime, because the victim (Gaddafi) was protected by the Geneva Convention.


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'China steekt geld in noodfonds eurozone'

PEKING - China en andere opkomende landen hebben toegezegd de zwakke eurolanden te helpen door geld te steken in het Europese noodfonds. Dat schreef China Daily woensdag op basis van een bron rond de beleidsmakers in Brussel.

De Europese Unie maakte woensdag bekend dat de topman van het noodfonds (EFSF), Klaus Regling, vrijdag een bezoek brengt aan Peking.

Volgens de krant, die in handen is van de Chinese staat, willen de opkomende landen de financiële steun aan de eurozone via het Internationaal Monetair Fonds (IMF) laten lopen. In ruil daarvoor willen de landen wel een grotere zeggenschap bij het IMF.

De toezegging wordt mogelijk opgenomen in het definitieve akkoord over de bestrijding van de eurocrisis dat naar verwachting in de loop van woensdag bereikt wordt, aldus de bron.

Europese leiders spelen al langer met het idee om landen als China en Brazilië om hulp te vragen om de slagkracht van het noodfonds te vergroten. Het EFSF-fonds beschikt in de huidige staat over 440 miljard euro. De financiële markten achten dat te weinig om grote eurolanden die gebukt gaan onder enorme schuldenlasten, zoals Italië, te kunnen redden.

China heeft die steun herhaaldelijk aangeboden. De eurozone is veruit de grootste afzetmarkt voor China, dat er dus alle belang bij heeft om de crisis te bezweren.


Bron; Telegraaf.nl

Goh, komen we weer een stapje dichterbij NWO? Gaat China nu eindelijk laten zien dat ze doorhebben dat ze de nieuwe wereldmacht zijn? Mensen het noodfonds was in eerste instantie 750 MILJARD euro, dit was om alle noodleidende landen te helpen, de schuld van Griekenland echter heeft zo goed als het maximum van het noodfonds bereikt, hoe lang moet het in godsnaam duren voordat jullie mensen door hebben dat dit een grote geldklopperij is met een verborgen agenda?!

'Atsma laat hoge winst op drinkwater intact'

DEN HAAG - Belangenorganisaties hebben in een brief aan de Tweede Kamer forse kritiek op staatssecretaris Joop Atsma (Milieu), omdat hij te weinig doet aan de winsten van drinkwaterbedrijven, die buitensporig hoog zouden zijn.

VEMW, de organisatie van zakelijke gebruikers, de Vereniging Eigen Huis en de Consumentenbond vinden dat de belangen van de consument onvoldoende meegewogen hebben in voorstellen van Atsma.

Daarin stelt de overheid elke twee jaar tarieven vast aan de hand van een „vermogenskostenvergoeding” aan de drinkwaterbedrijven. Volgens de organisaties staat die vergoeding niet in verhouding tot de taken van de drinkwaterbedrijven en de risico's die zij lopen. Zij zijn monopolist in hun leveringsgebied en de investeringen zijn al jaren historisch laag, vinden de briefschrijvers.

Bron; Telegraaf.nl

Ik blijf het zeggen, en nu wordt het schijnbaar ook bekender in de media..;

Libyan Rebels Worked For The CIA In Securing Oil Installations Ahead Of US Invasion

Oldspeak:


“Afghanistan 1979: Redux. Since this is the latest and greatest diversion, lets make clear, the real motivation for pissing more billions sorely needed at home down the toilet in Libya. OIL. It’s not averting slaughter of innocents, these “rebels” were recruited, financed and armed by the U.S. This action is the latest in a long line of CIA dirty tricks employed to expand empire. Read it and weep.”


From PressCore:


How did the Libyan rebels get formed and armed so quickly? The answer is the same as every previous rebel versus government war – by the CIA. The Libyan rebels have been recruited, financed and armed by the United States through the CIA. The CIA orders are to secure the Libyan oil installations before a US lead invasion, The Libyan rebels work for the US. Democracy isn’t the agenda in Libya, control of the oil is and the US is backing the rebels to covertly steal the financial future of the Libyan people.

One only has to refer to the CIA’s own website to find proof that this civil war is no different than any other civil war in a country that the United States has a corporate interest in.

CIA operations follow the same recurring script. First, American business interests abroad are threatened by a popular or democratically elected leader. The people support their leader because he intends to conduct land reform, strengthen unions, redistribute wealth, nationalize foreign-owned industry, and regulate business to protect workers, consumers and the environment.

So, on behalf of American business, and often with their help, the CIA mobilizes the opposition. First it identifies right-wing groups within the country (usually the military), and offers them a deal: “We’ll put you in power if you maintain a favorable business climate for us.” The Agency then hires, trains and works with them to overthrow the existing government (usually a democracy). It uses every trick in the book: propaganda, stuffed ballot boxes, purchased elections, extortion, blackmail, sexual intrigue, false stories about opponents in the local media, infiltration and disruption of opposing political parties, kidnapping, beating, torture, intimidation, economic sabotage, death squads and even assassination. These efforts culminate in a military coup, which installs a right-wing dictator. The CIA trains the dictator’s security apparatus to crack down on the traditional enemies of big business, using interrogation, torture and murder. The victims are said to be “communists,” but almost always they are just peasants, liberals, moderates, labor union leaders, political opponents and advocates of free speech and democracy. Widespread human rights abuses follow.

This scenario has been repeated so many times that the CIA actually teaches it in a special school, the notorious “School of the Americas.” (It opened in Panama but later moved to Fort Benning, Georgia.) Critics have nicknamed it the “School of the Dictators” and “School of the Assassins.” Here, the CIA trains Latin American military officers how to conduct coups, including the use of interrogation, torture and murder.

The Association for Responsible Dissent estimates that by 1987, 6 million people had died as a result of CIA covert operations. Former State Department official William Blum correctly calls this an “American Holocaust.”

The CIA justifies these actions as part of its war against communism. Today the CIA justifies their atrocities as part of the United States “War on Terror”. But most coups do not involve a communist threat nor a terrorist threat. Unlucky nations are targeted for a wide variety of reasons: not only threats to American business interests abroad, but also liberal or even moderate social reforms, political instability, the unwillingness of a leader to carry out Washington’s dictates.

The ironic thing about all this intervention is that it frequently fails to achieve American objectives. Often the newly installed dictator grows comfortable with the security apparatus the CIA has built for him. He becomes an expert at running a police state. And because the dictator knows he cannot be overthrown, he becomes independent and defiant of Washington’s will. The CIA then finds it cannot overthrow him, because the police and military are under the dictator’s control, afraid to cooperate with American spies for fear of torture and execution. The only two options for the U.S at this point are impotence or war. Examples of this “boomerang effect” include the Shah of Iran, General Noriega, Hamid Karzai,Saddam Hussein, Hosni Mubarak, and Muammar Gaddafi. The boomerang effect also explains why the CIA has proven highly successful at overthrowing democracies, but a wretched failure at overthrowing dictatorships.

The following time line should confirm that the CIA as we know it should be abolished.

1945 Operation PAPERCLIP – While other American agencies are hunting down Nazi war criminals for arrest, the U.S. intelligence community is smuggling them into America, unpunished, for their use against the Soviets. The most important of these is Reinhard Gehlen, Hitler’s master spy who had built up an intelligence network in the Soviet Union. With full U.S. blessing, he creates the “Gehlen Organization,” a band of refugee Nazi spies who reactivate their networks in Russia. These include SS intelligence officers Alfred Six and Emil Augsburg (who massacred Jews in the Holocaust), Klaus Barbie (the “Butcher of Lyon”), Otto von Bolschwing (the Holocaust mastermind who worked with Eichmann) and SS Colonel Otto Skorzeny (a personal friend of Hitler’s). The Gehlen Organization supplies the U.S. with its only intelligence on the Soviet Union for the next ten years, serving as a bridge between the abolishment of the OSS and the creation of the CIA. However, much of the “intelligence” the former Nazis provide is bogus. Gehlen inflates Soviet military capabilities at a time when Russia is still rebuilding its devastated society, in order to inflate his own importance to the Americans (who might otherwise punish him). In 1948, Gehlen almost convinces the Americans that war is imminent, and the West should make a preemptive strike. In the 50s he produces a fictitious “missile gap.” To make matters worse, the Russians have thoroughly penetrated the Gehlen Organization with double agents, undermining the very American security that Gehlen was supposed to protect.

1947 Greece — President Truman requests military aid to Greece to support right-wing forces fighting communist rebels. For the rest of the Cold War, Washington and the CIA will back notorious Greek leaders with deplorable human rights records.

CIA created — President Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947, creating the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Council. The CIA is accountable to the president through the NSC — there is no democratic or congressional oversight. Its charter allows the CIA to “perform such other functions and duties… as the National Security Council may from time to time direct.” This loophole opens the door to covert action and dirty tricks.

1948 Covert-action wing created — The CIA recreates a covert action wing, innocuously called the Office of Policy Coordination, led by Wall Street lawyer Frank Wisner. According to its secret charter, its responsibilities include “propaganda, economic warfare, preventive direct action, including sabotage, antisabotage, demolition and evacuation procedures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance groups, and support of indigenous anti-communist elements in threatened countries of the free world.”

Italy — The CIA corrupts democratic elections in Italy, where Italian communists threaten to win the elections. The CIA buys votes, broadcasts propaganda, threatens and beats up opposition leaders, and infiltrates and disrupts their organizations. It works — the communists are defeated.

1949 Radio Free Europe — The CIA creates its first major propaganda outlet, Radio Free Europe. Over the next several decades, its broadcasts are so blatantly false that for a time it is considered illegal to publish transcripts of them in the U.S.

Late 40s Operation MOCKINGBIRD — The CIA begins recruiting American news organizations and journalists to become spies and disseminators of propaganda. The effort is headed by Frank Wisner, Allan Dulles, Richard Helms and Philip Graham. Graham is publisher of The Washington Post, which becomes a major CIA player. Eventually, the CIA’s media assets will include ABC, NBC, CBS, Time, Newsweek, Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps-Howard, Copley News Service, CNN and more. By the CIA’s own admission, at least 25 organizations and 400 journalists will become CIA assets.

1953 Iran – The CIA overthrows the democratically elected Mohammed Mossadegh in a military coup, after he threatened to nationalize British oil. The CIA replaces him with a dictator, the Shah of Iran, whose secret police, SAVAK, is as brutal as the Gestapo.

Operation MK-ULTRA — Inspired by North Korea’s brainwashing program, the CIA begins experiments on mind control. The most notorious part of this project involves giving LSD and other drugs to American subjects without their knowledge or against their will, causing several to commit suicide. However, the operation involves far more than this. Funded in part by the Rockefeller and Ford foundations, research includes propaganda, brainwashing, public relations, advertising, hypnosis, and other forms of suggestion.

1954 Guatemala — CIA overthrows the democratically elected Jacob Arbenz in a military coup. Arbenz has threatened to nationalize the Rockefeller-owned United Fruit Company, in which CIA Director Allen Dulles also owns stock. Arbenz is replaced with a series of right-wing dictators whose bloodthirsty policies will kill over 100,000 Guatemalans in the next 40 years.

1954-1958 North Vietnam — CIA officer Edward Lansdale spends four years trying to overthrow the communist government of North Vietnam, using all the usual dirty tricks. The CIA also attempts to legitimize a tyrannical puppet regime in South Vietnam, headed by Ngo Dinh Diem. These efforts fail to win the hearts and minds of the South Vietnamese because the Diem government is opposed to true democracy, land reform and poverty reduction measures. The CIA’s continuing failure results in escalating American intervention, culminating in the Vietnam War.

1956 Hungary — Radio Free Europe incites Hungary to revolt by broadcasting Khruschev’s Secret Speech, in which he denounced Stalin. It also hints that American aid will help the Hungarians fight. This aid fails to materialize as Hungarians launch a doomed armed revolt, which only invites a major Soviet invasion. The conflict kills 7,000 Soviets and 30,000 Hungarians.

1957-1973 Laos — The CIA carries out approximately one coup per year trying to nullify Laos’ democratic elections. The problem is the Pathet Lao, a leftist group with enough popular support to be a member of any coalition government. In the late 50s, the CIA even creates an “Armee Clandestine” of Asian mercenaries to attack the Pathet Lao. After the CIA’s army suffers numerous defeats, the U.S. starts bombing, dropping more bombs on Laos than all the U.S. bombs dropped in World War II. A quarter of all Laotians will eventually become refugees, many living in caves.

1959 Haiti — The U.S. military helps “Papa Doc” Duvalier become dictator of Haiti. He creates his own private police force, the “Tonton Macoutes,” who terrorize the population with machetes. They will kill over 100,000 during the Duvalier family reign. The U.S. does not protest their dismal human rights record.

1961 The Bay of Pigs — The CIA sends 1,500 Cuban exiles to invade Castro’s Cuba. But “Operation Mongoose” fails, due to poor planning, security and backing. The planners had imagined that the invasion will spark a popular uprising against Castro -– which never happens. Kennedy refuses to provide air support. This is the CIA’s first public setback, causing President Kennedy to fire CIA Director Allen Dulles. This CIA failure and the firing of Dulles as CIA director gave the CIA motive to assassinate the president of thew United States on November 22, 1963.

Dominican Republic — The CIA assassinates Rafael Trujillo, a murderous dictator Washington has supported since 1930. Trujillo’s business interests have grown so large (about 60 percent of the economy) that they have begun competing with American business interests.

Ecuador — The CIA-backed military forces the democratically elected President Jose Velasco to resign. Vice President Carlos Arosemana replaces him; the CIA fills the now vacant vice presidency with its own man.

Congo (Zaire) — The CIA assassinates the democratically elected Patrice Lumumba. However, public support for Lumumba’s politics runs so high that the CIA cannot clearly install his opponents in power. Four years of political turmoil follow.

1963 Dominican Republic — The CIA overthrows the democratically elected Juan Bosch in a military coup. The CIA installs a repressive, right-wing junta.

Ecuador — A CIA-backed military coup overthrows President Arosemana, whose independent (not socialist) policies have become unacceptable to Washington. A military junta assumes command, cancels the 1964 elections, and begins abusing human rights.

United States - The CIA with the financial backing of th Federal Reserve Bankers assassinate John F Kennedy. CIA puppet Johnson becomes president.

1964 Brazil — A CIA-backed military coup overthrows the democratically elected government of Joao Goulart. The junta that replaces it will, in the next two decades, become one of the most bloodthirsty in history. General Castelo Branco will create Latin America’s first death squads, or bands of secret police who hunt down “communists” for torture, interrogation and murder. Often these “communists” are no more than Branco’s political opponents. Later it is revealed that the CIA trains the death squads.

1965 Indonesia — The CIA overthrows the democratically elected Sukarno with a military coup. The CIA has been trying to eliminate Sukarno since 1957, using everything from attempted assassination to sexual intrigue, for nothing more than his declaring neutrality in the Cold War. His successor, General Suharto, will massacre between 500,000 to 1 million civilians accused of being “communist.” The CIA supplies the names of countless suspects.

Dominican Republic — A popular rebellion breaks out, promising to reinstall Juan Bosch as the country’s elected leader. The revolution is crushed when U.S. Marines land to uphold the military regime by force. The CIA directs everything behind the scenes.

Greece — With the CIA’s backing, the king removes George Papandreous as prime minister. Papandreous has failed to vigorously support U.S. interests in Greece.

Congo (Zaire) — A CIA-backed military coup installs Mobutu Sese Seko as dictator. The hated and repressive Mobutu exploits his desperately poor country for billions.

1966 The Ramparts Affair — The radical magazine Ramparts begins a series of unprecedented anti-CIA articles. Among their scoops: the CIA has paid the University of Michigan $25 million dollars to hire “professors” to train South Vietnamese students in covert police methods. MIT and other universities have received similar payments. Ramparts also reveals that the National Students’ Association is a CIA front. Students are sometimes recruited through blackmail and bribery, including draft deferments.

1967 Greece — A CIA-backed military coup overthrows the government two days before the elections. The favorite to win was George Papandreous, the liberal candidate. During the next six years, the “reign of the colonels” — backed by the CIA — will usher in the widespread use of torture and murder against political opponents. When a Greek ambassador objects to President Johnson about U.S. plans for Cypress, Johnson tells him: “F**k your parliament and your constitution.”

Operation PHEONIX — The CIA helps South Vietnamese agents identify and then murder alleged Viet Cong leaders operating in South Vietnamese villages. According to a 1971 congressional report, this operation killed about 20,000 “Viet Cong.”

1968 Operation CHAOS — The CIA has been illegally spying on American citizens since 1959, but with Operation CHAOS, President Johnson dramatically boosts the effort. CIA agents go undercover as student radicals to spy on and disrupt campus organizations protesting the Vietnam War. They are searching for Russian instigators, which they never find. CHAOS will eventually spy on 7,000 individuals and 1,000 organizations.

Bolivia — A CIA-organized military operation captures legendary guerilla Che Guevara. The CIA wants to keep him alive for interrogation, but the Bolivian government executes him to prevent worldwide calls for clemency.

1969 Uruguay — The notorious CIA torturer Dan Mitrione arrives in Uruguay, a country torn with political strife. Whereas right-wing forces previously used torture only as a last resort, Mitrione convinces them to use it as a routine, widespread practice. “The precise pain, in the precise place, in the precise amount, for the desired effect,” is his motto. The torture techniques he teaches to the death squads rival the Nazis’. He eventually becomes so feared that revolutionaries will kidnap and murder him a year later.

1970 Cambodia — The CIA overthrows Prince Sahounek, who is highly popular among Cambodians for keeping them out of the Vietnam War. He is replaced by CIA puppet Lon Nol, who immediately throws Cambodian troops into battle. This unpopular move strengthens once minor opposition parties like the Khmer Rouge, which achieves power in 1975 and massacres millions of its own people.

1971 Bolivia — After half a decade of CIA-inspired political turmoil, a CIA-backed military coup overthrows the leftist President Juan Torres. In the next two years, dictator Hugo Banzer will have over 2,000 political opponents arrested without trial, then tortured, raped and executed.

Haiti — “Papa Doc” Duvalier dies, leaving his 19-year old son “Baby Doc” Duvalier the dictator of Haiti. His son continues his bloody reign with full support of the CIA.

1972 The Case-Zablocki Act — Congress passes an act requiring congressional review of executive agreements. In theory, this should make CIA operations more accountable. In fact, it is only marginally effective.

Cambodia — Congress votes to cut off CIA funds for its secret war in Cambodia.

Wagergate Break-in — President Nixon sends in a team of burglars to wiretap Democratic offices at Watergate. The team members have extensive CIA histories, including James McCord, E. Howard Hunt and five of the Cuban burglars. They work for the Committee to Reelect the President (CREEP), which does dirty work like disrupting Democratic campaigns and laundering Nixon’s illegal campaign contributions. CREEP’s activities are funded and organized by another CIA front, the Mullen Company.

1973 Chile — The CIA overthrows and assassinates Salvador Allende, Latin America’s first democratically elected socialist leader. The problems begin when Allende nationalizes American-owned firms in Chile. ITT offers the CIA $1 million for a coup (reportedly refused). The CIA replaces Allende with General Augusto Pinochet, who will torture and murder thousands of his own countrymen in a crackdown on labor leaders and the political left.

CIA begins internal investigations — William Colby, the Deputy Director for Operations, orders all CIA personnel to report any and all illegal activities they know about. This information is later reported to Congress.

Watergate Scandal — The CIA’s main collaborating newspaper in America, The Washington Post, reports Nixon’s crimes long before any other newspaper takes up the subject. The two reporters, Woodward and Bernstein, make almost no mention of the CIA’s many fingerprints all over the scandal. It is later revealed that Woodward was a Naval intelligence briefer to the White House, and knows many important intelligence figures, including General Alexander Haig. His main source, “Deep Throat,” is probably one of those.

CIA Director Helms Fired — President Nixon fires CIA Director Richard Helms for failing to help cover up the Watergate scandal. Helms and Nixon have always disliked each other. The new CIA director is William Colby, who is relatively more open to CIA reform.

1974 CHAOS exposed — Pulitzer prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh publishes a story about Operation CHAOS, the domestic surveillance and infiltration of anti-war and civil rights groups in the U.S. The story sparks national outrage.

Angleton fired — Congress holds hearings on the illegal domestic spying efforts of James Jesus Angleton, the CIA’s chief of counterintelligence. His efforts included mail-opening campaigns and secret surveillance of war protesters. The hearings result in his dismissal from the CIA.

House clears CIA in Watergate — The House of Representatives clears the CIA of any complicity in Nixon’s Watergate break-in.

The Hughes Ryan Act — Congress passes an amendment requiring the president to report nonintelligence CIA operations to the relevant congressional committees in a timely fashion.

1975 Australia — The CIA helps topple the democratically elected, left-leaning government of Prime Minister Edward Whitlam. The CIA does this by giving an ultimatum to its Governor-General, John Kerr. Kerr, a longtime CIA collaborator, exercises his constitutional right to dissolve the Whitlam government. The Governor-General is a largely ceremonial position appointed by the Queen; the Prime Minister is democratically elected. The use of this archaic and never-used law stuns the nation.

Angola — Eager to demonstrate American military resolve after its defeat in Vietnam, Henry Kissinger launches a CIA-backed war in Angola. Contrary to Kissinger’s assertions, Angola is a country of little strategic importance and not seriously threatened by communism. The CIA backs the brutal leader of UNITAS, Jonas Savimbi. This polarizes Angolan politics and drives his opponents into the arms of Cuba and the Soviet Union for survival. Congress will cut off funds in 1976, but the CIA is able to run the war off the books until 1984, when funding is legalized again. This entirely pointless war kills over 300,000 Angolans.

“The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence” — Victor Marchetti and John Marks publish this whistle-blowing history of CIA crimes and abuses. Marchetti has spent 14 years in the CIA, eventually becoming an executive assistant to the Deputy Director of Intelligence. Marks has spent five years as an intelligence official in the State Department.

“Inside the Company” — Philip Agee publishes a diary of his life inside the CIA. Agee has worked in covert operations in Latin America during the 60s, and details the crimes in which he took part.

Congress investigates CIA wrong-doing — Public outrage compels Congress to hold hearings on CIA crimes. Senator Frank Church heads the Senate investigation (“The Church Committee”), and Representative Otis Pike heads the House investigation. The investigations lead to a number of reforms intended to increase the CIA’s accountability to Congress, including the creation of a standing Senate committee on intelligence. However, the reforms prove ineffective, as the Iran/Contra scandal will show. It turns out the CIA can control, deal with or sidestep Congress with ease.

The Rockefeller Commission — In an attempt to reduce the damage done by the Church Committee, President Ford creates the “Rockefeller Commission” to whitewash CIA history and propose toothless reforms. The commission’s namesake, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, is himself a major CIA figure. Five of the commission’s eight members are also members of the Council on Foreign Relations, a CIA-dominated organization.

1979 Iran — The CIA fails to predict the fall of the Shah of Iran, a longtime CIA puppet, and the rise of Muslim fundamentalists who are furious at the CIA’s backing of SAVAK, the Shah’s bloodthirsty secret police. In revenge, the Muslims take 52 Americans hostage in the U.S. embassy in Tehran.

Afghanistan — The Soviets invade Afghanistan. The CIA immediately begins supplying arms to any faction willing to fight the occupying Soviets. Such indiscriminate arming means that when the Soviets leave Afghanistan, civil war will erupt. Also, fanatical Muslim extremists now possess state-of-the-art weaponry. One of these is Sheik Abdel Rahman, who will become involved in the World Trade Center bombing in New York.

El Salvador — An idealistic group of young military officers, repulsed by the massacre of the poor, overthrows the right-wing government. However, the U.S. compels the inexperienced officers to include many of the old guard in key positions in their new government. Soon, things are back to “normal” — the military government is repressing and killing poor civilian protesters. Many of the young military and civilian reformers, finding themselves powerless, resign in disgust.

Nicaragua — Anastasios Samoza II, the CIA-backed dictator, falls. The Marxist Sandinistas take over government, and they are initially popular because of their commitment to land and anti-poverty reform. Samoza had a murderous and hated personal army called the National Guard. Remnants of the Guard will become the Contras, who fight a CIA-backed guerilla war against the Sandinista government throughout the 1980s.

1980 El Salvador — The Archbishop of San Salvador, Oscar Romero, pleads with President Carter “Christian to Christian” to stop aiding the military government slaughtering his people. Carter refuses. Shortly afterwards, right-wing leader Roberto D’Aubuisson has Romero shot through the heart while saying Mass. The country soon dissolves into civil war, with the peasants in the hills fighting against the military government. The CIA and U.S. Armed Forces supply the government with overwhelming military and intelligence superiority. CIA-trained death squads roam the countryside, committing atrocities like that of El Mazote in 1982, where they massacre between 700 and 1000 men, women and children. By 1992, some 63,000 Salvadorans will be killed.

1981 Iran/Contra Begins — The CIA begins selling arms to Iran at high prices, using the profits to arm the Contras fighting the Sandinista government in Nicaragua. President Reagan vows that the Sandinistas will be “pressured” until “they say ‘uncle.’” The CIA’s Freedom Fighter’s Manual disbursed to the Contras includes instruction on economic sabotage, propaganda, extortion, bribery, blackmail, interrogation, torture, murder and political assassination.

1983 Honduras — The CIA gives Honduran military officers the Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual – 1983, which teaches how to torture people. Honduras’ notorious “Battalion 316? then uses these techniques, with the CIA’s full knowledge, on thousands of leftist dissidents. At least 184 are murdered.

1984 The Boland Amendment — The last of a series of Boland Amendments is passed. These amendments have reduced CIA aid to the Contras; the last one cuts it off completely. However, CIA Director William Casey is already prepared to “hand off” the operation to Colonel Oliver North, who illegally continues supplying the Contras through the CIA’s informal, secret, and self-financing network. This includes “humanitarian aid” donated by Adolph Coors and William Simon, and military aid funded by Iranian arms sales.

1986 Eugene Hasenfus — Nicaragua shoots down a C-123 transport plane carrying military supplies to the Contras. The lone survivor, Eugene Hasenfus, turns out to be a CIA employee, as are the two dead pilots. The airplane belongs to Southern Air Transport, a CIA front. The incident makes a mockery of President Reagan’s claims that the CIA is not illegally arming the Contras.

Iran/Contra Scandal — Although the details have long been known, the Iran/Contra scandal finally captures the media’s attention in 1986. Congress holds hearings, and several key figures (like Oliver North) lie under oath to protect the intelligence community. CIA Director William Casey dies of brain cancer before Congress can question him. All reforms enacted by Congress after the scandal are purely cosmetic.

Haiti — Rising popular revolt in Haiti means that “Baby Doc” Duvalier will remain “President for Life” only if he has a short one. The U.S., which hates instability in a puppet country, flies the despotic Duvalier to the South of France for a comfortable retirement. The CIA then rigs the upcoming elections in favor of another right-wing military strongman. However, violence keeps the country in political turmoil for another four years. The CIA tries to strengthen the military by creating the National Intelligence Service (SIN), which suppresses popular revolt through torture and assassination.

1989 Panama — The U.S. invades Panama to overthrow a dictator of its own making, General Manuel Noriega. Noriega has been on the CIA’s payroll since 1966, and has been transporting drugs with the CIA’s knowledge since 1972. By the late 80s, Noriega’s growing independence and intransigence have angered Washington… so out he goes.

1990 Haiti — Competing against 10 comparatively wealthy candidates, Catholic priest Jean-Bertrand Aristide captures 68 percent of the vote. After only eight months in power, however, the CIA-backed military deposes him. More military dictators brutalize the country, as thousands of Haitian refugees escape the turmoil in barely seaworthy boats. As popular opinion calls for Aristide’s return, the CIA begins a disinformation campaign painting the courageous priest as mentally unstable.

1991 The Gulf War — The U.S. liberates Kuwait from Iraq. But Iraq’s dictator, Saddam Hussein, is another creature of the CIA. With U.S. encouragement, Hussein invaded Iran in 1980. During this costly eight-year war, the CIA built up Hussein’s forces with sophisticated arms, intelligence, training and financial backing. This cemented Hussein’s power at home, allowing him to crush the many internal rebellions that erupted from time to time, sometimes with poison gas – supplied by the United States through special envoy Donald Rumsfeld to Iraq. It also gave him all the military might he needed to conduct further adventurism — in Kuwait, for example.

The Fall of the Soviet Union — The CIA fails to predict this most important event of the Cold War. This suggests that it has been so busy undermining governments that it hasn’t been doing its primary job: gathering and analyzing information. The fall of the Soviet Union also robs the CIA of its reason for existence: fighting communism. This leads some to accuse the CIA of intentionally failing to predict the downfall of the Soviet Union. Curiously, the intelligence community’s budget is not significantly reduced after the demise of communism.

1992 Economic Espionage — In the years following the end of the Cold War, the CIA is increasingly used for economic espionage. This involves stealing the technological secrets of competing foreign companies and giving them to American ones. Given the CIA’s clear preference for dirty tricks over mere information gathering, the possibility of serious criminal behavior is very great indeed.

1993 Haiti — The chaos in Haiti grows so bad that President Clinton orders the removal of the US backed Haitian military dictator, Raoul Cedras, and threatens a U.S. invasion. The U.S. occupiers do not arrest Haiti’s military leaders for crimes against humanity, but instead ensure their safety and rich retirements. Aristide is returned to power only after being forced to accept an agenda favorable to the country’s ruling class.

2001 – United States — The CIA begins planning for attacks on US soil after the Afghanistan ruling party, the Taliban, give the Trans-Afghan Natural Gas pipeline project to Argentina oil company Bridas Corporation. US Unicol, petitioned the US government to use the US military to expedite a regime change and install a US friendly leader. September 11, 2001 CIA aircraft, repainted to look like US commercial airlines are flown by remote control in the World Trade Center Towers and a CIA owned unmanned aerial drone into the Pentagon. Not one but 3 World Trade Center Towers are “demolished using shape charges and small underground tactical nuke explosions. Immediately the US government takes control of all media reporting to cover up the CIA crimes against the United States. The CIA gave the US government an excuse to launch the first of many pre-emptive wars against Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan.

2011 – Libya — CIA backed rebels attempt to overthrow US backed Gaddafi. As with the Afghanistan and Iraq wars the motive is to take control of US oil interests. CIA military transport planes use Saudi airfields to launch airlifts to drop mercenaries and weaponry to CIA controlled rebels. US warships with thousands of Marines on board wait offshore until the CIA backed rebels (mostly made up of foreign mercenaries) have complete control over the Libyan oil installations.


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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Last Images of Muammar Gaddafi; Secret Desert Funeral

'Muammar Gaddafi Buried On Secret Location'

Former leader of Libya Muammar Gaddafi is buried on a secret location Tuesday said Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera obtained this information from the NTC.

The bodies of slain leader Gaddafi and his son Mutassim and former minister of defense Abu Bakr Younes were taken out of the storage cooler last Monday and brought to a secret location said Reuters which had a film-crew on location.  The three had been in that storage cooler since Thursday, when they got assassinated. The bodies were decomposing, that is why the bodies were no longer on display as of Monday.

It remains unknown if Mutassim and Abu Bakr Younes were buried at the same time as Muammar Gaddafi.

The NTC has appointed a commission to investigate into the death of Gaddafi. The death of Gaddafi lead to international questions and critique. The moments up to his death, and the exact circumstances of his death (and of son Mutassim also) remain to this stage unknown.


Update; The exact location is unknown, but the former leader and his son are buried in the desert with a simple/sober burial. An imam was present.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Fidel Castro Angry Over Death Muammar Gaddafi


Fidel Castro has lashed out at the ones responsible for the death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. He called the role that NATO played in this "genocidal" and says Gaddafi has been executed (liquidated).

According to Castro, Gaddafi's corpse has been kidnapped and displayed as a trophy of war, an act that harms the most basic principles, standards of Muslims and other religions. He has written that in a column with the title "The genocidal Role of NATO".



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Tarpley on Libya Rebels: A CIA Secret Army (Truth About Al-Qaeda and Libyan Rebels)

BREAKING NEWS: KILLER OF GADDAFI ON PHOTO!





According to sources this is the man who pulled the trigger and killed Muammar Gaddafi!

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Gaddafi love-in ends

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi with his 'African Princess', US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Hypocrisy.


It's a powerful word, and one that sends many people into defensive mode. But, is there any other word to describe how the West treated the Libyan people in the years before the Libyan revolution?

Watching world leaders speak solemnly about Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's death, taking care not to gloat, has been an eye-opening experience.

The very same countries lining up to congratulate the Libyans are the very same countries who supported him, rehabilitated him and ignored his vicious tactics in suppressing his people for one simple reason. It was in their interests.

Now, that might not be ground breaking news to anyone, but it is worth recanting how the West fell back in love with the Libyan leader.

Great Britain was the first off the block. Mussa Kussa, the head of Libya intelligence services began negotiations with a US-British team that included the CIA and MI6.

It was just after 2003 invasion of Iraq and Gaddafi knew in order to survive he would have to play ball.

And play he did.

He signed away his almost non-existent nuclear programme, implicitly admitted Libya was behind the Lockerbie bombings and even went so far as to order an arrest warrant for al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

An absurdity, given that Bin Laden was the world's most wanted man at that point, but an absurdity that occurs everyday in international politics.

Simply surreal


Then Tony Blair, the UK prime minister, visited the man himself. The British leader, relishing his role on the world stage, sat in the shade of a bedouin tent and smiled all the way through a meeting which, when seen on television, looked simply surreal.

However it was very real. A year later Britain lifted sanctions and Gaddafi was one of the club, an international pariah who came in from the cold a leader.

That same year and George Bush also restored full diplomatic relations with Libya. Meanwhile its people were harassed, foreign journalists stopped from entering the country, and Gaddafi's family squandered Libyan wealth like it was going out of style.

But such things seemingly do not really matter to the West. Sure, They will occasionally publicly berate the colonel but in private it's a gold rush.

Libya has oil and Gaddafi is now a friend.

In 2008 Gaddafi receives Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state at the time, into Libya. No tents this time but the Libyan leader was famously enamoured of Rice. So much so when the rebels entered his Tripoli compound, they found pictures of her.

The love in, it seems is in now full bloom.

Later that year Gaddafi visits the US for the first time and addresses the UN General Assembly. He was due to speak for 15 minutes. He is done an hour an half later.

Among his statements that day were accusations that the UN Security Council are terrorists and a demand for $7bn from European countries to Africa for the sins of colonialism.

Now both these points have been raised before. Academics and observers have often talked about Security Council reform, and other's talk about reparations from Europe to help build Africa.

A sensible, well-thought out argument could have been mounted.

It seems the colonel paid no attention to any such studies and simply went off on a rant that many who saw it remember to this day, not for its eloquence, but for its sheer audacity and sense of ridiculousness.

But no matter if Gaddafi was on the world stage and nothing would taint his image. In fact the best was yet to come.

In 2010 Italy invited the man on a state visit. Dressed in full military regalia he hobnobbed with Italian politicos and was feted by a country who had paid the Libyan regime $5bn in reparations for colonial policies.

But that $5bn was small change for a country that quickly became Gaddafis trading partner.

Iron fist


All in all, the West turned to this dictator for the reason they turn to all dictators. It is simply easier to do business with one man who rules with an iron fist, than a messy fledgling democracy in a mineral-rich but cash-poor state.

That the West picks and chooses who its friends with and who its not friends with, that much is obvious.

What is less obvious is how the West will react now that those friendly strong arm leaders are falling like flies.

On the surface the words "democracy" have been bandied around and platitudes like "The will of the people" are falling like manna from democratic heaven. Here's the thing though:

The West had to act when Gaddafi went too far and threatened to bomb his own people. You would hope it would act again if given the same situation.

Except it hasn't. In Syria Bashar al-Assad has so far killed over 3,000 people, yet not one air strike has been ordered; not one Western leader has met opposition figures.

Syria has powerful friends determined to not to act.

No one wants to see war in yet another Arab country, but the difference in western attitudes between Libya and Syria is breathtaking.

Like I said at the beginning of this piece. Hypocrisy. When it's applied to supporting or destroying dictators, it's a powerful word.


Source; AlJazeera.com

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BREAKING NEWS; 'Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi Continues Bttle For Libya'

Saif Al-Islam wants to continue to fight for Libya. He says that in a 1 minute audio message broadcasted by a Syrian radiostation. It was the first statement he made after the death of his father Muammar Gaddafi of last Thursday in Sirte.

"I say to you, walk to hell, you and NATO who is backing you, this is OUR country  where we live and we die and where we continue to fight", said 39-year old Saif. He denied he has been captured, or wounded. Where he is remains unknown.

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'Gaddafi's Body To Family'



The National Transitional Council has decided that the body of slain leader Muammar Gaddafi shall go to his family. That will happen after it is decided where the burial is going to take place.

The National Transitional Council has not said where or when the body is going to be transferred. The burial is going to take place on a secret location, because the NTC is afraid that his grave shall become a place of pilgrimage. (NOTE FROM ME; this for me says enough) His body still remains in a stoorage-cooler/freezer in a shoppingmall in the town Misrata (Misurata).

Unclear is 'who' is meant by family, since his familymembers are either killed, missing or have fled. Only the destiny of his son Saif Al-Islam is unclear, some say he is dead or captured, others say he fled to Niger.


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Was Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi Really Captured?

The report came out yesterday that the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was captured in the city of Zlitan, and that the media was going to show pictures of him after of the arrest/after the arrest after he was cleaned and received medical attention.

However i am reading that it is possible that he fled to Niger. And there are still no pictures. This is not the first time it has been said that he has been captured, this is about the 5th time.

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Capture of Mutassim Gaddafi On VIDEO!

'Gaddafi killed with own golden gun'


As i reported before (under the tag The Gaddafi Chronicles) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was probably killed with his own golden gun. This story has been going around (in Libya) for days, but new sources make this story more and more acceptable.

Gaddafi was not shot once (forehead), but if you look closely he was also shot at his left temple, the side they tried to cover by lying the ex-leader to his side. He was also shot in the abdomen.

Gaddafi carried the golden gun with him during the escape, shooting of the convoy by NATO, and the capture, he also carried a silver gun.

A anonymous source says that a different rebel group captured him first, then the Misrata-rebels came and took him, and eventually killed him.
The eastern-rebels disagreed , one of them took the golden gun from Gaddafi and then shot him, and then said "now you can have him", says a source.

The golden gun was allegedly taken by the boy in the picture, the one i also wrote about previously as the probable killer. So according to this new information, he is likely to be the killer.

The source also said "he is a Libyan hero, therefor we don't give his identity, to protect him, since he is still a minor" (not 18 yet). Which gives me more reason to believe it was the boy in the picture.

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Doctors complete autopsy on Muammar Gaddafi’s body but disclose no information

Muammar Gaddafi’s autopsy was carried out at a morgue in the city of Misrata, about 200 km (130 miles) east of Tripoli. (Photo by Reuters)

Libyan forensic doctors carried out an autopsy overnight on the body of Muammar Gaddafi, the former Libyan leader killed last week, one of the people involved in the autopsy told Reuters on Sunday.

“We worked all through the night. We just got done,” said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity. He did not reveal any of the autopsy’s findings.

The autopsy was carried out at a morgue in the city of Misrata, about 200 km (130 miles) east of Tripoli. Local officials said Gaddafi’s body would now be brought back to the cold store at an old market in Misrata where it has been on public display.

Military commanders in Misrata said on Saturday that no autopsy would be carried out on the body despite concerns over how he died.

As the rigid, bloodied, yellow corpses of Gaddafi and his son Mutassim lay on dirty mattresses on the metal floor of the glacial makeshift mortuary, hundreds of Libyans were allowed inside to view them.

A man identifying himself as Sadiq said he was only 18 when the former dictator took power in 1969.

“All my adult life I lived with this low life, this...” said the 60-year-old, who declined to give his last name, spattering curses against Gaddafi.

“But he is dead and I am happy,” he said, laughing.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the “way his death happened poses an entire number of questions,” and called for a probe.

U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay also called for an investigation, as did Claudio Cordone, senior director at Amnesty International, who said that if Gaddafi "was killed after his capture, it would constitute a war crime and those responsible should be brought to justice."

Head of intelligence found


Libya’s wanted former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, meanwhile, surfaced in neighboring Niger after apparently fleeing through the desert following the fall of the oasis town of Bani Walid on Monday in the penultimate battle of the conflict.

“The presence of Abdullah al-Senussi has been indicated in the far north of Niger,” near the Libyan border, a government source in the capital Niamey told AFP on Saturday.

Senussi is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of “crimes against humanity.” The court leveled the same charges against Gaddafi and his son and longtime heir apparent Saif al-Islam.

Saif al-Islam too remains at large. NTC officials said that he too may have fled to Niger.

NTC’s claims


NTC leaders are adamant he was shot in the head when he was caught “in crossfire” between his supporters and new regime fighters soon after his capture.

Interim prime minister Mahmud Jibril told the BBC’s Hardtalk program that he would rather Gaddafi had survived.

“To be honest with you at the personal level I wish he was alive. I want to know why he did this to the Libyan people,” he said. “I wish I were his prosecutor in his trial.”

Jibril added that it would be “absolutely OK” to carry out a full investigation under international supervision into the killing, as long as Islamic burial rules were respected.

Interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil said an investigation was being conducted into the circumstances of Gaddafi’s killing after several foreign governments and human rights watchdogs posed questions. Abdel Jibril said that they are dealing with the subject with transparency.

To be honest with you at the personal level I wish he was alive. I want to know why he did this to the Libyan people
Interim prime minister Mahmud Jibril

NTC to declare liberation


On Sunday, the Libya’s new leaders will declare liberation paving the way for the formation of an interim government followed by the first free vote in 42 years.

The long-awaited declaration was being overshadowed, however, by raging controversy over the circumstances of Gaddafi’s killing after he was captured alive during the fall of his hometown Sirte on Thursday.

The NTC officials said the declaration would be made in the eastern city of Benghazi, cradle of the revolt, inspired by uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt that began in February and, backed later by a NATO air war, saw Tripoli overrun in August. The NTC had promised to proclaim the country’s liberation once Sirte, Gaddafi’s last bastion of support, had fallen.

Under the NTC’s roadmap, an interim government would be formed within one month of the declaration, followed within eight months by elections for a constitutional assembly ̶ the first democratic vote in Libya since Gaddafi seized power in a coup 42 years ago.

Parliamentary and presidential elections would be held within a year.
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This is how media works, we only see the opponents of Gaddafi talk, nowhere in the media have i seen a PRO-Gaddafi person speak..

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Source; AlArabiya.net

Muammar Gaddafi ’s body is latest war trophy for Misrata

Libyans wait in line to see the corpse of Muammar Qaddafi in a meat container in Misrata. (Photo by Reuters)


Muammar Gaddafi ’s body, bloodied and half-naked on a filthy mattress in a meat locker, is the latest spoil of war hauled back to Misrata by its exuberant fighters, confident they are Libya ’s fiercest revolutionaries.

The city of Misrata became something of a symbol for the revolt against Gaddafi after it fell to rebels early in the war and then stayed in their hands throughout, despite a merciless bombardment and lengthy siege by the Libyan army.

And now, with its fighters having played such a major part in the war and that fact hammered home by its claiming of some of the most potent symbols of Gaddafi ’s downfall, the city is emerging as a powerful player in post-Gaddafi Libya.

“There are other brigades from all over the country who fought to defeat Gaddafi. But it ’s true the Misrata freedom fighters were mostly responsible for taking Tripoli and for capturing Gaddafi,” a Tripoli-based interim government official, who did not want to be named for fear of prejudicing delicate negotiations about posts in the new government, told Reuters.

“The city will have to be rewarded for that and I think that it will be,” he said.

Interim prime minister Mahmoud Jibril went to Misrata on Friday to talk to its leaders about what to do with Gaddafi’s corpse.

The country ’s new government does not want to see his grave become a place of pilgrimage for his supporters or for it to be desecrated by his enemies.

NTC sources in Tripoli say that, though his body is expected to be buried in a secret location, the Misratans do not want Gaddafi ’s final resting place to be on their turf.

Some officials say concessions, including senior government jobs, could be offered in exchange for a change of heart.

Much of Misrata was destroyed by tank fire and constant shelling by Gaddafi ’s forces. Its water supplies were deliberately cut and food began to run out, but it resisted the onslaught.

Blooded by that battle, its fighters then played a major role in the fall of Tripoli and were responsible for snatching Gaddafi.

Cities jostle for power


Gaddafi ’s body has become a grisly attraction for the city ’s residents as it awaits burial. Two other “trophies”, among the fallen leader ’s most eye-catching possessions, were also driven to Misrata after its fighters overran his Tripoli compound.

The most visible is Gaddafi ’s symbol of his contempt for the West; a giant golden statue of a hand crushing a U.S. warplane. It now stands, sprayed with revolutionary slogans and painted with Libya ’s new flag, on Misrata ’s Tripoli Street which was razed during the bombardment.

“I think there are some people in Tripoli who might be wanting that back,” one Western diplomat said as he looked at the statue.

The diplomat was alluding to the fact that the brigades from Misrata did not consult the leaders of the interim government, the National Transitional Council (NTC), before looting Gaddafi ’s Tripoli compound or before carting his battered body home with them from Sirte.

Behind the warplane statue is a museum dedicated to Misratans who died during the war and a collection of the weapons they used to defend their city.

To the statue ’s right, precariously perched on the footpath outside the museum, is the other big Tripoli trophy; a giant statue of an eagle looted from the roof of Gaddafi ’s home inside his Bab al-Aziziya headquarters and command centre.

Some Libyan political analysts see Misrata, the country ’s third largest city after Tripoli and the other rebel stronghold, Benghazi, growing more confident about its post-war clout. Benghazi and Misrata felt sidelined during Gaddafi ’s rule and all three are now jostling for position in the new Libya.

And, unlike the corpse, the fist and the eagle are symbols of influence that Misrata intends to hold on to.

Source; AlArabiya.net

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It has been reported that the tribe of Gaddafi claimed his body, and said to give it proper burial.. but time will tell..

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Clues to Gaddafi’s death concealed from public view

The dead bodies of Muammar Gaddafi is displayed inside a metal storage freezer in Misrata. (Photo by Reuters)

Libyan forces guarding Muammar Gaddafi’s body in a cold storage room let in members of the public to view the deposed leader for a second day on Saturday, but the wounds that may hold the clue to how he died were covered up.

Gaddafi’s body lay on a mattress on the floor of the cold room, as it did on Friday when hundreds of members of the public filed in to see for themselves that the man who ruled Libya for 42 years was dead.

But unlike the previous day, Gaddafi’s body (and also of son Mutassim) was covered by a blanket that left only his head exposed, hiding the bruises on his torso and scratch marks on his chest that had earlier been visible.

And, crucially, a Reuters reporter who viewed the body said, Gaddafi’s head had been turned to the left. That meant a bullet hole that earlier could be seen on the left side of his face, just in front of his ear, could no longer be seen.

Guards overseeing Gaddafi’s body handed out green surgical masks to dozens of people filing in to take a look because of the stench of rotting flesh filling the room.

The bullet hole in Gaddafi’s head, and the other wounds, could help solve the riddle of whether, as Libya’s new rulers said, he was shot in crossfire in a battle or, as some accounts suggest, he was killed by the fighters who caught him.

A local military commander in the city of Misrata, where the forces which captured him took his body, said “over-enthusiastic” fighters took matters into their own hands when they came face to face with the man they despise.

“We wanted to keep him alive but the young guys, things went out of control,” he said speaking on condition of anonymity.

Few people in Libya – where thousands of people, including civilians, were killed by Gaddafi’s forces in the seven-month rebellion – say they are troubled by the manner of his death.

But if he was indeed killed by his captors, it will cast doubt on the promises by Libya’s new rulers to respect human rights and prevent reprisals. It would also embarrass Western governments which gave their wholehearted backing to the NTC.

Missing piece

The dramatic minutes leading up to Gaddafi’s death were chaotic, violent and gruesome – as testified by the grainy mobile phone footage seen by the world of the former leader, bloodied and dazed, being dragged along by NTC fighters.

What is not captured in the footage, and is missing from accounts of the events given by fighters who were there, is how he died and who killed him.

NOTE BY ME; not true, watch this;



Gaddafi was still alive when he was captured hiding in a storm drain outside his hometown of Sirte, but he already had blood streaming down the side of his face and a wound close to his left ear very shortly after he had been seized.
Government fighters hauled him onto the bonnet of a Toyota pick-up truck with the intention, one of them said, of getting him through the crowd of fellow fighters and to an ambulance parked about 500 metres (yards) away.

Gaddafi can be heard in one video saying “God forbids this” several times as slaps from the crowd rain down on his head.

“This is for Misrata, you dog,” said one man slapping him.

“Do you know right from wrong?” Qaddafi says.

“Shut up you dog,” someone replies as more blows rain down.

Misrata, one of the heartlands of the anti-Gaddafi rebellion, suffered months of siege and artillery bombardment at the hands of his forces.

Another video shows Gaddafi being heaved off the bonnet of the truck and dragged towards a car, then pulled down by his hair. “Keep him alive, keep him alive!” someone shouts.

But another man in the crowd lets out a high-pitched hysterical scream. Gaddafi then goes out of view and gunshots ring out. One of the fighters present said Gaddafi was in a bad way but alive when he was put in the ambulance.

Yet the ambulance driver, Ali Jaghdoun, said Gaddafi was dead when he picked him up and he then drove the body to the city of Misrata. “I didn’t try to revive him because he was already dead,” Jaghdoun said.

Wounds stitched up

In the cold store in Misrata, the body of one of Gaddafi’s sons, Motassim, had been moved from another location elsewhere in Misrata and placed next to his dead father.

The circumstances leading to the death of Motassim, his father’s national security adviser who was also captured in Sirte, are similarly murky.

A Reuters reporter was shown a one-minute segment of mobile phone footage in which a man, who resembled Motassim, was squatting in a room. He was stripped to the waist, and smoking a cigarette. He did not appear badly wounded.

Someone could be heard telling him repeatedly: “Say Allahu Akbar, say Allahu Akbar.” The phrase, which means “God is greatest”, is a favorite mantra of the anti-Gaddafi fighters.

At some point after that, he died. When a Reuters reporter saw his body on Thursday evening, it was laid out in a private house in Misrata. Wounds to his jaw and part of his neck were visible.

On Saturday in the cold store, Motassim’s body was covered up to the neck with a blanket. The wounds to his jaw and neck had been stitched up.

Later in the day, the body of a third man, Abu Bakr Younus Jabr, was brought in and placed on a stretcher between Gaddafi and his son.

Head of Gaddafi’s armed forces, by then just a handful of troops, Jabr was captured in Sirte alongside his leader. A bandage was tied under his chin and looped over the top of his head.

Bullet wounds could be seen to his chest and the top of his left arm. A Reuters reporter who was able to get close to the body said she could see gunpowder residue around the wounds – which is often consistent with being shot at close range.

The people queueing outside the cold store, waiting to view the bodies, did not seem concerned about how their former leader and his entourage died.

Two Filipino nurses filed in to take pictures. Children were among the few dozen people waiting outside for their turn.

Abdullah al-Senussi, a man with a white beard, was so frail he had to be supported by people on either side of him as he made his way to the cold store.

“We wanted to know if it was true or not,” he said. “We wanted to see him.”

Two men arrived waving airline tickets, saying they needed to jump the queue to see Gaddafi or they would miss their flights.

Asked if it would not have been better for Gaddafi to stand trial, Abdulatif, a pilot waiting in line, said: “What would he tell the mother whose children were killed or the girls who were raped?”

“If he lived and was killed a thousand times, that would still only be a trifle.”

Source; AlArabiya.net

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Berlijn kende schuilplaats Kaddafi al weken / Berlin knew about Gaddafi's hideout for weeks

De laatste schuilplaats van de Libische ex-dictator Muammar Kaddafi was al veel langer bekend dan tot nog toe werd aangenomen. De Duitse buitenlandse inlichtingendienst BND was al weken op de hoogte van de plek in Sirte waar de donderdag gedode Kaddafi zich ophield.

Het is nog onduidelijk of de BND de informatie over de verblijfplaats van Kaddafi heeft gedeeld met bondgenoten binnen de NAVO. Franse gevechtsvliegtuigen bombardeerden donderdag het konvooi van Kaddafi, toen dat probeerde te ontkomen uit Sirte.


ENGLISH:

The last hideout of ex Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was known longer than admitted. German intelligence the BND has known for weeks about Gaddafi's hideout in Sirte, where Gaddafi was captured last Thursday.

It is unclear if the BND has shared the information on the former leaders' hideout with other allies of the EU and NATO. French aircrafts bombed the convoy of Gaddafi, when he was trying to escape Sirte.

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Doubts cast on official Gaddafi death account

NTC member says investigation needed as to how toppled Libyan leader ended up dead after being captured alive.


A member of Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has voiced doubts over the exact circumstances of Muammar Gaddafi's death, raising questions over earlier claims that the deposed leader had been killed in crossfire.

Waheed Burshan told Al Jazeera on Saturday that Gaddafi was clearly captured alive and there should be an investigation as to how he ended up dead a short while later.

“We found that he was alive and then he was dead. And as far as we can tell there was no fight," he said.

"Was there a fight when transporting him to Misrata? We don’t know. But there was definitely a time gap and I am sure an investigation will happen.”

Burshan’s comments, contradicting Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril's account that Gaddafi was killed in crossfire, comes a day after the UN called for a probe into the death.

Christof Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial executions, told Al Jazeera on Friday that the manner of the deposed Libyan leader's killing could be a war crime.

Heyns said a proper investigation into the exact events surrounding Gaddafi’s death was a key test for Libya’s future as a democratic and accountable state.

On Saturday, people continued to line up in Misrata to view the body of Gaddafi, kept in a freezer as speculation remained rife as to when and where he would be buried.

Al Jazeera’s James Bays, reporting from Misrata, said people were lining up to see the room where the bodies of Gaddafi, his son Mutassim, and his defence minister were put on display.

"There is a constantly moving queue of at least 300 people here. People are being let in in small groups into the compound."

One of the people waiting to see the body, told Al Jazeera:"He [Gaddafi] ruled us for 42 years. In his life, it was impossible to see him, so we are here to take a look."

Election timetable

Also on Saturday, Prime Minister Jibril said he would step down, fulfilling a pledge he had made earlier to do so once the country was liberated from Gaddafi’s rule.

Outlining the timetable for Libya’s first elections after Gaddafi’s fall, Jibril said he would give up the post once his government took full control of Libya, which would be announced in a "liberation" ceremony on Sunday.

“The first election after the liberating of the country, which should take place today, should be within a period of eight months, maximum. The first elections to constitute what we call the national congress of Libya, or some sort of parliament you know."

"This national congress would have two tasks - draft a constitution, on which we would have a referendum, and the second to form an interim government to last until the first presidential elections are held," Jibril said.

Gaddafi, who ruled Libya for more than four decades, and his son Mutassim, were killed on Thursday when NTC forces overran his hometown of Sirte. The fate of Saif al-Islam, another one of Gaddafi's influential sons, remains unknown.

Source; AlJazeera.com

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'Griekse Crisis Erger Dan Gedacht' / Greek Crisis Worse Than Previously Thought..

Griekenland heeft veel meer geld nodig dan eerder gedacht. Het tweede noodpakket van 109 miljard euro dat in juli werd afgesproken is ontoereikend. Volgens een vertrouwelijk rapport van de trojka van experts van de Europese Commissie, de Europese Centrale Bank (ECB) en het Internationaal Monetair Fonds (IMF) moet er minimaal 252 miljard euro steun komen om Griekenland te helpen. Volgens de slechtste scenario's zou er zelfs 444 miljard euro nodig zijn.

Als Europa wil vasthouden aan het oorspronkelijk plan van 109 miljard euro, dan moeten private investeerders genoegen nemen met een afwaardering van hun investeringen van 60 procent, aldus de berekeningen. Zelfs bij een afwaardering van 50 procent zou het bedrag van 109 miljard euro, dat de lidstaten ophoesten, omhoog moeten naar 114 miljard euro.

In juli werd afgesproken dat private investeerders 21 procent op hun Grieks staatspapier zouden moeten afschrijven.

De ECB schrijft in een voetnoot in het rapport „het niet eens te zijn met de inlassing van deze illustratieve scenario's met betrekking tot een hogere bijdrage van de private sector in dit rapport”.

Vrijdagavond beslisten de ministers van Financiën van de 17 eurolanden het licht op groen te zetten voor de volgende termijn van 8 miljard euro aan noodleningen. Het IMF moet dan nog wel eerst akkoord gaan en dat zullen zij doen als er een plan is om de schuld van de Grieken beheersbaar te maken.

Source; Telegraaf.nl

ENGLISH:

Greece needs moe money than previously thought. The second emergency-package of 109 billion euro's that was agreed upon in July doesn't suffice. According to a confidential report of the troika of experts from the European Commission, the European Central Bank (ECB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) there must be at least 252 billion euros to help Greece. Under the worst scenario there would be even 444 billion euros that are needed (!).

If Europe wants to stick to the original plan of 109 billion euros, private investors must accept a devaluation of their investments by 60 percent, according to the calculations. Even with a devaluation of 50 percent, the amount of 109 billion euros, that have to be coughing up by member-States, have to go up to 114 billion euros.

In July it was agreed that private investors would write off 21 percent of their Greek government bonds.

The ECB wrote in a footnote in the report "disagreed with the inclusion of these illustrative scenarios related to a higher contribution from the private sector in this report."

Friday, the Ministers of Finance of the 17 euro countries gave the green light to pursue the following term of 8 billion euros in emergency loans. The IMF must first agree that they will do, if there is a plan to make the Greek debt manageable.

BREAKING; GUN TO HEAD, MOMENT OF GADDAFI'S DEATH/EXECUTION???

Executive Order 12333

On December 4, 1981 President Ronald Reagan signed Executive Order 12333, an Executive Order intended to extend powers and responsibilities of US intelligence agencies and direct the leaders of U.S. federal agencies to co-operate fully with CIA requests for information. This executive order was entitled United States Intelligence Activities.

It was amended by Executive Order 13355: Strengthened Management of the Intelligence Community, on August 27, 2004. On July 30, 2008, President Bush issued Executive Order 13470 amending Executive Order 12333 to strengthen the role of the DNI.

Proscription on assassination

Part 2.11 of this executive order reiterates a proscription on US intelligence agencies sponsoring or carrying out an assassination. It reads:

No person employed by or acting on behalf of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, assassination.

Previously, EO 11905 (Gerald Ford) had banned political assassinations and EO 12036 (Jimmy Carter) had further banned indirect U.S. involvement in assassinations. As early as 1998, this proscription against assassination was reinterpreted, and relaxed, for targets who are classified by the United States as connected to terrorism.

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Hmm this sums it up then.. This explains Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, benazir Bhutto and now Muammar Gaddafi (and sons Mutassim & Khasim)

Gaddafi's Tribe Claims Remains of Ex-Leader of Libya and Son


TRIPOLI - The tribe of Muammar Gaddafi, claims the body of the slain former Libyan dictator. The body of his son Mutassim was obtained from the National Transitional Council, said the Syrian Pro-Gaddafi radio Al-Rai on Saturday.

The tribe wants to bury them in Sirte. But the Transitional Council wants to keep the location of the burialplace a secret, to avoid it of becoming a place of pilgrimage for his followers.

Gaddafi is now lying in a cooler/freezer of a supermarket in Misurata. A long line of people are taking pictures of him.

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Graaien troef in Brussel

BRUSSEL/BERLIJN - Terwijl heel Europa flink moet bezuinigen, is het voor de Brusselse ambtenaar nog altijd feest.

Een kwart van de EU-ambtenaren verdient per maand meer dan tienduizend euro, zo blijkt uit documenten waar de Duitse Europarlementariër Inge Gräßle (CDU) de hand op heeft weten te leggen, zo meldt De Telegraaf.


Bron; Telegraaf.nl

Friday, October 21, 2011

Security Council NATO) Demands Resignation of Yemen President Saleh

NEW YORK - The UN Security Council adopted a resolution which President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen calls to resign on Friday. All 15 members of the Security Council agreed to the resolution.

The Security Council condemned the violence of the government against the demonstrators. Saleh has been in power over 30 years in impoverished Yemen. He has said several times that he was going to resign, but several times he decided to stay at the last minute.

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Looks like NATO got himself a new job..

Mutassim Gaddafi right BEFORE His Death PICTURES!

VIDEO'S below..

Mutassim Gaddafi lying on a sofa right before his death;

In this picture you can clearly see that it IS Mutassim Gaddafi, he is smoking a cigarette, and takes a sip of water after being captured by the rebels;





Wearing a blood-stained white vest and grey trousers, unshaven Muttasim is pictured still alive sitting up against a wall and lying on a sofa.

The events leading up to Mutassim's death are unclear. A military source in Misrata would only confirm that he was shot in the neck and killed.

The series of mobile phone photographs raise disturbing questions about Mutassim’s death on Thursday.

Officials initially said the 34-year-old was killed in a gun battle during the final push on Sirte. Conflicting accounts said he was captured alive after he attempted to escape the city with his father.

Mutassim died alongside his father after they were discovered cowering in a drain under a motorway in Sirte.

‘Mutassim is dead. I can confirm it,’ said government information officer Mahmoud Shammam.

Mutassim had fled to Egypt after masterminding a failed coup against his father. He was forgiven and returned to Gaddafi’s side as national security adviser.






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Gaddafi Death Update

Picture; Gaddafi in Misrata shopping-mall cooler;



It has been said that the corpse of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is lying in the cooler/freezer in a shopping-mall in Misrata.. He is lying on a matrass covered in blood.

In the meanwhile we are still waiting on more reports on Muammar Gaddafi's second son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

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Doctor claims Gaddafi was killed after capture; U.N. calls for investigation into death

Libya’s former leader Muammar Qaddafi was killed after he was captured in his birth city of Sirte, according to the doctor who performed DNA tests on his body on Friday.

Dr. Ibrahim Tika was talking to Al Arabiya when he said Qaddafi was hit by a bullet in the head and another in the stomach. Tika said Qaddafi’s son Motassim was killed after his father died and that he was shot in the upper part of his chest from a short distance.

There are still question marks surrounding Qaddafi’s death, specifically when it occurred. Mobile phone footage appears to show him as captured in a bloodied state but still alive before news of his death broke.

The spokesperson for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday called for an investigation into Qaddafi’s death. “There should be some kind of investigation given what we saw yesterday,” Rupert Colville told a news briefing in Geneva.

“The two videos ... taken together are very disturbing,” noted Colville when speaking about the footage that has been circulating on the internet since news of Qaddafi’s death was reported.

In one video, Qaddafi can be seen being beaten by his captors as he pleads for mercy.

An international commission of inquiry, launched by the U.N. Human Rights Council, is already investigating killings, torture and other crimes in Libya. Colville said he expected the mission to look into the circumstances of Qaddafi’s death.

“It is a fundamental principle of international law that people accused of serious crimes should, if possible, be tried. Summary executions are strictly illegal. It is different if someone is killed in combat,” he told Reuters Television.

Nevertheless, news of Qaddafi’s demise and the fall of Sirte have been celebrated as a “new era”.

“One key aspect to obtain closure on the legacy of Qaddafi would be to ensure that justice is done,” Colville added.

An NTC commander at the cold storage Friday said Qaddafi’s body would be buried within 24 hours, with dignity and according to Islamic rites.

But a Libyan official said that Qaddafi’s burial has been delayed until his death has been examined by the International Criminal Court.

Mohamed Sayeh, a senior member of the governing National Transitional Council, says a “third party will come from outside of Libya to go through the paperwork.”

Sayeh also says Qaddafi’s body is still in Misrata, where it was taken after his killing in Sirte. He says Qaddafi will be buried in accordance to Islamic tradition but he will not have a public funeral.

The delay in his burial is a result of the release of bloody images of Qaddafi’s last moments which have raised questions over the exact nature of his death after he was captured wounded, but alive.


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How will Gaddafi’s death affect oil prices and which region stands to benefit?


The global reaction to former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s death has been largely positive with leaders and analysts expressing hopes for a speedy transition to stability in the country. There’s focus on the country’s oil and whether the new rulers will expedite the restoration of oil export.

Europe already receives much of Libya’s oil two-percent production to the world, but the change in regime is likely to benefit the continent meet its required sweet crude and will soothe fluctuating oil prices.

Before the fighting broke out, Libya used to sell 85 percent of its exports to Europe.

“If Libya goes back to its previous 1.6 million barrel per day (bpd) and adds extra 200,000 bpd, it will have a great impact on the stability of the oil prices,” said Kamil al-Harami, the Kuwait-based independent oil analyst.

In addition to Nigeria and Algeria, Libya is known for its sweet crude supplies and holds Africa’s largest crude oil reserves. Many European refineries are not equipped to refine sour crude, which unlike sweet crude, is high in sulfur.

The uprising in Libya pushed European refineries to buy sweet crude from Algeria and Nigeria ─ two principal sources of sweet crude for the United States ─ thus pushing prices up.

“Europe is in need of sweet crude supplies.” Harami said.

Citing the example of Iraq’s oil industry which had problems increasing its output due to political instability, he said that “before anything, stability is essential for Libya so that it can get back to its 1.6 million bpd output.”

According to another Kuwait-based oil analyst Hajaj Bin Khadour, “the increased oil exports to Europe won’t have that much of a great impact.”

Khadour said that oil prices will keep fluctuating due to the conflicting policies adopted in lieu of the EU debt crisis.

“There is no logic of supply and demand that can be applied to the stabilization of the oil prices,” he said, citing the U.S. and EU debt crisis and the shaky geopolitics in North Africa.

Oil supplies from Libya drastically dropped after the ensuing clashes between Qaddafi fighters and the rebels, causing prices to near $115 a barrel in early May.

J.P. Morgan analyst Lawrence Eagles said in report in reference to Qaddafi’s possible capture “virtually all of the news emerging from Libya over the past six weeks has been positive on the production side.”

“The oil market is discounting a relatively rapid return of at least the first 700,000 bpd of production,” it added.
Mounting difficulties

Meanwhile, analysts at Barclays Capital said that there are mounting difficulties faced by Libya’s interim government, one of them being the rising power of Islamists within their coalition.

“There is no parliament, no constitution, and virtually no civil society organizations, and the Libyan military is riddled with tribal and regional divisions.
Hence, the potential for a security and political vacuum in Libya continues to be elevated, in our view” said the analysts in a note.

Khadour said the remaining oil refineries in Libya that were not destroyed in the civil war, need to be re-qualified and repaired. He said that “any oil production will take six to nine months for it to materialize.”

Libya’s biggest oil terminal, Es Sider, which has the capacity of 447,000 bpd, may take more than a year before it can be fully repaired, according to the head of National Oil Corp Nouri Berouin.

Many oilfields are also dependent on foreign workers, who have almost all left the country.

In July this year Reuters conducted a poll with 20 analysts and industry officials who said it would take up to one year to restore Libyan output to at least 1 million bpd and up to two years to return to the pre-civil war levels of 1.6 million bpd.

Analysts also said that it is possible to ramp up production to around 3 million barrels a day, but not for another three years.

But the country’s daily output had risen to 430,000 barrels this week before Gaddafi’s death, after two more oil fields were reopened.

If there is stability in the country, Harami expects the Libyan oil market to open up and more exploration to take place.

“There will be no hiccups, as Libya will open a new page, no political tarnishes like what had happened in Lockerbie.”

Meanwhile, Khadour expects that the oil licenses will be primarily given to NATO countries, especially France, Britain and Italy, thereby reversing Qaddafi’s earlier policy of granting licenses to various companies from various countries.

The interim government has said that it will honor all commitment on oil deals signed in Gaddafi’s era, but Khadour said that under international law the new Libyan government can revoke the deals as they were signed between Gaddafi’s close circle of beneficiaries and not the Libyan government.


Source; AlArabiya.net

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Al-Jazeera Newsreport; Footage of Muammar Gaddafi Dying Ambulance

Muammar Gaddafi dying in ambulance;


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Gaddafi's Son Saif Al-Islam Captured Wounded..

Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif has been captured near the city of Zlitan east of capital Tripoli. Soon a photo of the arrest shall be shown, after his wounds are cleaned and taken care of, has been said by the NTC, according to news-agency al-Arabiya.

Earlier today the NTC has said that Saif was trying to flee to Niger. Saif is Muammar Gaddafi's second son, and heir.

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Dood 'Koning der Koningen' verdeelt Afrika / Death 'King of Kings' Divides Africa

JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI - In Afrikaanse landen wordt zeer verdeeld gereageerd op de dood van de Libische dictator Muammar Kaddafi. Die werd in 2008 door collega-leiders nog uitgeroepen tot 'Koning der Koningen' vanwege zijn inspanningen voor vergaande samenwerking tussen Afrikaanse landen, maar had ook vele tegenstanders op het continent.

Kaddafi steunde in het verleden met 'zijn' oliedollars een lange reeks rebellenbewegingen en bevriende dictators, die verantwoordelijk waren voor de dood van miljoenen mensen. Zo kon Idi Amin, die in de jaren '70 een bloedbad aanrichtte als dictator van Uganda, rekenen op wapens en geld uit Libië. Amin vond na de val van zijn bewind in 1979 een veilig heenkomen in Libië.

De opmerkelijkste bondgenoot van Kaddafi was vermoedelijk Nelson Mandela. Het anti-apartheidsicoon en de eerste zwarte president van Zuid-Afrika vergat nooit dat Kaddafi zijn Afrikaans Nationaal Congres altijd had gesteund in de strijd tegen het apartheidsbewind.

Mandela bezweek in de jaren '90 niet voor druk van westerse landen om afstand te nemen van Kaddafi. Hij speelde een cruciale rol in het beëindigen van de internationale pariastatus van Kaddafi in 2003. Die was ontstaan in 1988 door de terreuraanslag op een Amerikaans passagiersvliegtuig boven de Schotse plaats Lockerbie. Daarvoor werd uiteindelijk een Libiër veroordeeld, die zou hebben gehandeld in opdracht van het bewind van Kaddafi.

In het afgelopen jaar bleef een aantal Afrikaanse presidenten zich in meer of minder mate lovend uitlaten over Kaddafi. Onder hen waren Robert Mugabe, sinds 1980 dictator van Zimbabwe, en Yoweri Museveni, die sinds 1986 Uganda in een ijzeren greep houdt. „Muammar Kaddafi is, ongeacht zijn fouten, een ware nationalist”, zo citeerde de Britse omroep BBC Museveni in februari, toen de opstand tegen het Kaddafibewind begon. „Ik prefereer nationalisten boven trekpoppen van het buitenland.” Daarmee verwoordde Museveni de gevoelens van veel 'Big Men', zoals decennia regerende autocraten in Afrika doorgaans worden omschreven door hun burgers.

Andere leiders oordelen veel kritischer over Kaddafi. „Hij had een prachtige droom over een Verenigde Staten van Afrika”, zo zei de Zuid-Afrikaanse geestelijke Desmond Tutu, die in 1984 de Nobelprijs voor de Vrede kreeg. „Maar ik denk dat we hem vooral zullen herinneren vanwege wat er gebeurde in de laatste dagen van zijn bewind, toen hij zijn eigen volk bombardeerde.”


ENGLISH:


JOHANNESBURG / NAIROBI - African countries are deeply divided in response to the death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. In 2008 Gaddafi was proclaimed 'King of Kings' by fellow leaders because of his efforts for comprehensive cooperation between African countries, but also had many enemies on the continent.

In the past Gaddafi supported with "his" petrodollars a long series of rebel movements and friendly dictators, who were responsible for the deaths of millions. This allowed Idi Amin, who was a dictator of Uganda, to mass murder his people, and could rely on weapons and money from Libya. Amin took refuge in Libya after the fall of his regime in 1979.

The most notable ally of Gaddafi was probably Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon and the first black president of South Africa, never forgot that Gaddafi had always supported his African National Congress in the struggle against the apartheid regime.

Mandela caved in on the pressure in the 90s from Western countries to distance themselves from Gaddafi. He played a crucial role in ending the international pariah status Gaddafi in 2003. Which was established in 1988 by the terrorist attack on an American airliner over Sottish city Lockerbie. Eventually a Libyan was convicted, who would have acted on behalf of the Gaddafi regime.

In the past year remained a number of African presidents to a greater or lesser extent praised Gaddafi. Among them were Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's dictator since 1980, and Yoweri Museveni, who has Uganda in an iron grip since 1986. "Muammar Gaddafi, whatever his faults, a true nationalist", as the BBC quoted Museveni in February, when the uprising began against the Gaddafi regime. "I prefer nationalists over jumping jacks from abroad." Expressed Museveni thus the feelings of many "Big Men" as decades reigning autocrats in Africa are usually defined by their citizens.

Other leaders are far more critical judgments about Gaddafi. "He had a beautiful dream of a United States of Africa", said the South African Desmond Tutu, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. "But I think we will remember him mostly because of what happened in the last days of his reign, when he bombed his own people."

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Related Articles; Was Gaddafi Really That Bad? An Analysis..

The media has always portrayed him as an evil man, ofcourse he did bad things.. but he also did very good things too, even MANDELA PRAISED GADDAFI, that counts for something.. People open your eyes, and stop feeding on the false images the media gives us about people, people like Muammar Gaddafi.. STOP THIS MADNESS! WE HAVE THE POWER TO OVERTHROW THE ELITE!

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