Sunday, June 9, 2013

WAR IS PEACE. The "unintended" consequences of regime change...

News from Libya is Grim

NATO's "humanitarian" intervention is taking a heavy toll on Libyans.

(AP) – Clashes between protesters and militias aligned with the military in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi left 27 people killed and dozens wounded, a health official said today. The violence broke out yesterday after protesters stormed a base belonging to Libya Shield, a grouping of militias tasked with maintaining security. The protesters were demanding that militias leave their camp and submit to the full authority of Libya's security forces.

The death toll is likely to increase public backlash against militias, who have been accused of acting with impunity, abusing citizens, and enforcing their own agendas. Libyan officials have provided few details of the clashes. Witnesses say some of the protesters came armed. The camp was believed to house dozens of Libya Shield militiamen, while the protesters who attacked their camp were estimated to number several hundred. Hospital officials said the protesters made up most of the casualties. Prime Minister Ali Zidan described the events as "sad and painful" and urged people to be cautious and exercise self-restraint. Read more.

"NATO powers, led by the United States, Britain and France, began bombing Libya on 19 March, supposedly with a United Nations Security Council mandate to “protect civilians”. Western mainstream media, including the New York Times, enthusiastically endorsed the NATO military onslaught, even though technically and legally it went well beyond the mandate to set up a “no-fly zone” over Libya purportedly to protect civilians, who were allegedly coming under attack from the state forces of Muammar Gaddafi."

Read more at Global Research:
Libya: New York Times Drip Feeds Truth on NATO’s Civilian Atrocities
Reporting War Crimes AFTER the Facts. Ex Post Facto 
Investigative Journalism by the ‘Paper of Record’.

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