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Nato's War Crimes In Libya

Faced with the deteriorating global situation and a wave of popular uprisings breaking away from Western hegemony, NATO powers counter-attacked in the most resolute manner. According to James Petras, the destruction of an independent and secular regime like Libya was meant to send the following unequivocal message: any independent Third World regime can be overthrown; colonial puppet regimes can be forced upon a devastated people; colonialism is still thriving; and imperial rule is here again.
The conquest and occupation of Libyan is first and foremost a military victory for NATO. Every aspect of the military offensive was spearheaded and directed by NATO air, sea and ground forces. The NATO invasion of Libya was basically a response to the "Arab spring" : the popular uprisings which spread from North Africa to the Persian Gulf. The NATO assault formed part of a general counter-attack designed to contain and reverse the popular democratic and anti-imperialist movements which had ousted or were on the verge of overthrowing US-client dictators.

Political and military considerations were foremost in motivating the NATO invasion: As late as May 2009, the U.S. and European regimes were developing close bilateral military, economic and security agreements with the Gaddafi regime. According the British daily, the Independent (9/4/2011), official Libyan documents found in its Foreign Office described how on December 16, 2003, the US CIA and British MI6 established close collaboration with the Gaddafi government. The MI6 provided Gaddafi with details on Libyan opposition leaders exiled in England and even drafted a speech for him as he sought rapprochement with the outside world.

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Gaddafi was Tyrant -- Vast Majority of Libya Support the Revolution Against Him 14.Sep.2011 19:41

People Can Rebel with/without Nato

No observer in Libya today finds anything but euphoria that the tyrant is in hiding. Are you going to tell us that Democracy Now is towing an imperialist line?

Yes,, 15.Sep.2011 07:46

Lloyd Hart dadapop@dadapop.com

Democracy Now is funded by the Ford foundation which is a front for the CIA. Democracy Now is nothing but a pretense of alternative news. They run scared of 911 facts and are just scratch the surface journalists. If Goodman was a real journalist why is he avoiding the broader imperialist American goals in Africa. The fact that, with US backing Ethiopia deliberately starved out it's own Somali ethnic tribes along with other tribes in it's eastern region creating the famine that we are being told is being caused by Al Shabob militants and is being panned by all the so-called American alternatives should raise some eyebrows but it doesn't because to many see Democracy Now as the final word. Just so you know where I am coming from, if Nato is bombing it, it's a western imperialist scam being perpetrated for the profit of western imperialist corporations. Democracy Now is alternative news like the democratic party represents the left.