The Assassination of Gaddafi

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James Corbett
November 1, 2011
11:40

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The Assassination of Gaddafi
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The killing of Muammar Gaddafi at the hands of NATO-backed, Al Qaeda-linked forces marks the end of a campaign expressly aimed at the assassination of a head of state and overthrow of a sovereign country in direct violation of international standards that have held sway since the Nuremberg trials at the end of World War II and the establishment of the Geneva Conventions.

The NATO campaign, known as “Operation Unified Protector,” was a continuation of the US-led Operation Odyssey Dawn. It formally began on March 23rd, 2011 and was ostensibly an operation to enforce United Nations Security Council resolution 1973. From the outset, the NATO coalition partners insisted that the aim of the mission was not to assist a rebel insurgency in overthrowing the Gaddafi government, but to “protect civilians” in accordance with UN resolutions.

The real intention of the operation was revealed shortly thereafter, however, in a joint op-ed in the pages of the International Herald Tribune penned by Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy:

“Our duty and our mandate under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973 is to protect civilians, and we are doing that. It is not to remove Qaddafi by force,” they wrote in their editorial. “But it is impossible to imagine a future for Libya with Qaddafi in power.[...]It is unthinkable that someone who has tried to massacre his own people can play a part in their future government.”

Within a month, the true aim of the intervention to assassinate Gaddafi was confirmed when NATO forces bombed the personal residence of Saif Al-Arab Gaddafi, Muammar’s youngest son in an admitted attempt to kill the Libyan leader himself. While Gaddafi himself was not caught in the strike, his son and three of his grandchildren were killed in the bombing.

Now it is confirmed that the strike that resulted in the death of Gaddafi was initiated, organized, coordinated and led by NATO and SAS forces. The attack began when Gaddafi was fleeing Sirte in a convoy of 75 vehicles. Drone pilots at Creech Air Force base in Nevada launched a round of Hellfire missiles from a Predator drone aircraft, destroying the lead vehicle and prompting a French bomber to release two laser-guided 500 pound bombs into the centre of the convoy. British SAS troops, meanwhile, coordinated the ground forces that eventually captured Gaddafi.

The news of Gaddafi’s death was greeted with elation by NATO leaders around the world and echoed by pundits and talking heads of every political persuasion. The ostensible justification for the entire campaign, however, the charge that Gaddafi was engaged in a “massacre” of his own people, has since been shown to be based on falsehoods, misrepresentations, and undocumented allegations.

Find out more about the death of Gaddafi and the gears of the international "justice" system that was out to convict him from the start in this week's GRTV Backgrounder.

FULL TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=2994

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2011 / 11 / 01
Bob Marshall says:

It was unfortunate for Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya that America is so full of sheepe. millions who are incapable of thinking for themselves so they let the Washington think-tanks think for them. 'America buys war like children gobble candy." Henry Kissenger. www.addictedtowar.com If ignorance was a blessing, America would be the most blessed nation on earth. the US Center for Disease and Control stated that an estimated 150 million American citizens suffer some form of mental illness during their life time. A nation with that many who have mental problems are easily led like cattle to a slaughter. A nation who has less than 35% professed to be Christian.

2011 / 11 / 01
Mark says:

Could not agree more with Mr. Marshall's post. Throughout Americas history, its leaders have always been sociopathic. Presently, with most citizens glued to reality tv or filling their shopping carts with Chinese junk from Wal Mart, our evil leaders have dropped all appearances of civility, honesty and decency. They have become insects.

2011 / 11 / 01
peter says:

My email is complete blocked nothing reach me nothing able to send. Looked i am a tarket i was try too send uno address of lizzie paneta call for help of ex un minister but it dosnt work not so importent now only for information. Than i do it direkt without email. The world only can hope gaddafi is alive we in a critical moment. Our time is hot like comming hell. All able remaber the "words this is no regieme change" and now a tough woman say truth in EU "alice" http://www.kopp-online.com/hintergruende/deutschland/eva-herman/-alice-r... and comming in danger like other too. All looked that should so come a divided act an domestificated AL that is no random. And special intelligent persons are targeted other are stay alive. I will say thanks to your side too. My Email reach nobady. I wrote it here again i cant believe that the great khalifa what all dream is based on that enviroment i self real sure that only show why it broken in past. But i dont give up hope i trust deep in gaddafi and people of Libya and when you can trust other you can trust in allmigthy father.

2011 / 11 / 01
Matt Cusumano says:

I'm really troubled by the fact that Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama, John McCain, and so many other people are so excited about the fact that Muammar Gadaffi was brutally assassinated. The thing that really burns me up is when Obama tries to equivocate the event by saying that he died "the same way his victims" died. I don't believe this to be the case. I can't find any evidence that Gadaffi had "victims" of any kind. As a matter of fact, all I can find about Gadaffi is that he was a man of his people. A man who took Libya out of abject, colonial poverty, and turned it into a totally self-sufficient, prosperous, happy nation of well educated, well fed, and medically well cared for people.
I cannot find evidence that Gadaffi was part or party to any terrorist actions. I have found that the lockerbee conviction was a total fraud. What's worse is that the scottish appeals court said the same thing, yet still...we have to hear that Gadaffi was responsible for lockerbee. This is a total lie, that's maliciously repeated over and over again. Same with the Berlin disco bombing, which has been proven to have been perpetrated by a member of the Mossad..yet still...mainstream media constantly tells us that it was Gadaffi. Even the media talking heads who appear to sympathize with Gadaffi peddle these lies.
Just the other day I heard one "sympathetic" voice on BBC who was "hoping" Saif Al Islam would make it to the ICC, even though he would certainly be convicted of many crimes against humanity, and of course he could probably be prosecuted for the Lockerbee bombing...the BBC host didn't bother to tell the guest that Saif Al Islam was only about 15 at the time of Lockerbee...but still these lies get into the public's conscience.
Gadaffi was and still is a HERO! A man of his people. A man who stood up to the international cabal of bankers.

2011 / 11 / 01
Matt Cusumano says:

This video provides an excellent overview of the events that transpired in Libya. What is so frightening is how efficient the globalist war propaganda machine worked in this criminal operation. The entire world was deceived, institutions were corrupted, and a functioning sovereign direct democracy that was the Libyan Jamahariya was utterly and totally destroyed as a result.
These militant globalists will be forever empowered by what they've done in Libya. The NTC knows that they don't stand a chance of holding onto power in Libya, so they are already abdicating their obligations as the new so called "government" by asking Nato to stay on as enforcers for the foreseeable future. Can you imagine a government so illegitimate that it must ask for the foreign powers to stay on to ensure they are not immediately thrown out?
Libyan's are not stupid, they are waiting, bidding their time until Nato is out, then they will uncerimonially throw the rats out.

2011 / 11 / 02
Mike Corbeil says:

Very excellent and powerful report by James! I don't see how it could be improved upon ..., not even a little. It's excellent.

And I'm glad to not be of a viewpoint that could lead to debate with James, for he's solidly based in what he says. He isn't based on sand, but rather rock solid foundation.

He and GR make a good team.

2011 / 11 / 02
Mike Corbeil says:

Bob Marshall wrote : "If ignorance was a blessing, America would be the most blessed nation on earth."

Probably, anyway. The US would definitely be a top challenger for being awarded that title, anyway. And the strongest probability is that the US would "win" that title, deservedly ; if ignorance truly was bliss to be welcomed, which it most definitely isn't.

Mark wrote : "Presently, with most citizens glued to reality tv or filling their shopping carts with Chinese junk from Wal Mart, our evil leaders have dropped all appearances of civility, honesty and decency. They have become insects."

No. We have good predatory insects and nuisance insects, and our "leaders" are neither good, nor mere nuisance or pest. Our "leaders" are evil you said, and not even nuisance insects are that bad, while our "leaders" are.

Semantics, say.

2011 / 11 / 02
Carlos Bamba says:

What a shame, in the 70's my country Angola the richest country in the world and definitely one of the most beautiful was target to be "liberated" by these nonhus (non human creatures, like banana obama for example) since them I have no country anymore and what used to be a paradise on earth with good people included is now a hell decorated with lies. There is no forgiveness for what is being done to the world, this "nonhus" neeed some intelligence fight back, without explicit violence of course ( mossad technics must be used against mossad)

2011 / 11 / 03
USAma Bin Laden says:

"Presently, with most citizens glued to reality tv or filling their shopping carts with Chinese junk from Wal Mart, our evil leaders have dropped all appearances of civility, honesty and decency. They have become insects."

American leaders are ultimately a reflection of the American people themselves.

This is especially true in a liberal democracy, where the political establishment is not only elected by the people but also organically reflects their broader political worldview.

Most American apologists--including "antiwar" critics--simply refuse to admit the fact that America as a nation is rapacious to the core from Wall Street to Main Street.

The American entity is one built on the exploitation of the nations of the developing world--whose labor makes the products that Americans consume like parasites and who are exploited by American multinational corporations for pennies on the dollar.

But it's politically incorrect to raise these issues, even among Anglo-American "progressives."

Newsflash: Amerikans are the Top 13 Percent
http://anti-imperialism.com/2011/10/19/newsflash-amerikans-are-the-top-1...

http://anti-imperialism.com/2011/10/06/looking-at-u-s-poverty-from-a-rev...

2011 / 11 / 03
Tarig Anter says:

Human Rights Investigations HRI on Crimes of Obama & His NATO in Libya
http://tariganter.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/human-rights-investigations-h...

Includes 21 reports with videos and images

2011 / 11 / 04
Mike Corbeil says:

Quote :

2011 / 11 / 03
USAma Bin Laden says:

"Presently, with most citizens glued to reality tv or filling their shopping carts with Chinese junk from Wal Mart, our evil leaders have dropped all appearances of civility, honesty and decency. They have become insects."

American leaders are ultimately a reflection of the American people themselves.

End quote.

True in the second paragraph, but false in the first.

Don't offend insects just because of some of them being real pests. We need the predatory insects so that they Naturally "take care of" the pests. Beetles, ants, pincers or pinchers, whatever they're called, praying mantis, wasps, et cetera, are all predatory and rather than preying on a farmer's or gardener's food crops, they prey on the pestulant, nuisance insects.

Crop, really all, farmer's and gardeners need predatory insects, and we all do. If we understand the usefuleness of these insects, then we want them. It's a nuisance when a large number of ants build a mound and den in your yard, whatever, but while I've seen several of those in the US and Ca, I don't recall any being any real problem. People poisoned these ants just because these people couldn't stand the sight of these critters. I worked in Florida and went to a small park, sat down on a bench, and eventually seemed to have very small fire ants taking some bites. It felt fire-like anyway. So, they and I don't get along, as long as we're not apart, a great way to be. But ants in Massachusetts and Qc have never been a problem to me. Some ant mounds, a few, but wasn't taking over the town or even home property; small mounds. And they're predatory, killing nuisance insects.

Beetles, ants, spiders, praying mantis, wasps, ... Great insects.

Since when is there much to say that's great about our political leaders? Déjà vu? Who's having this déjà vu, because I'm not?

To be at the level of insects, many humans, sick ones, need to rise a few levels above their present mental, intellectual, ... state of being. :) And there apparently are many sick humans, even if they are in minority. Minority as they may be, they hold the equipped forces of power; enough to be a serious problem for the general population. :(

No other creature on Earth is as vile as the human too often is; NOT always is, but too often nevertheless for our health. Even if the majority of us insects disagree with the elite forces that oppose us, our laws, international laws, et cetera, which the majority of us do, variably; it doesn't mean that power is on the same side as the numbers, i.e., majority. We clearly don't have that rosy situation; having the opposite, instead.

And Spock says to Captain Kirk : "Sir, this doesn't make sense. You humans are illogical".

No scoopy-doopy bs is that.

Like my first project leader, who was a Cdn Army reserves major, told me in 1991 or early 1992, "Always watch your back jack". Why?

Pests are present in all life-forms, and I'm not speaking of him, but of what he was talking about; the types of people to be careful about. It was a word of advice to be careful, without any threat whatsoever being intended on his part. He provided good job references for a decade, so what he said many years earlier was certainly not a threat from him.

And we have a lot of various non-fiction stories to refer to in order to be able to realise that he was definitely right. Comical to me at the time, for I had enough experience, already; but he was right. "Watch your back jack"; always. Always be vigilant, hence alert, Jesus of Nazareth told desciples and apostles. And surely other people have spoken similar words. Why? Common Sense.

There are many examples illustrating that "Watch your back jack" definitely isn't an empty phrase, but rather has a real basis, instead.

That, however, is not to discourage activism, for it's crucially needed and will hopefully grow. Activist groups, however, need to be careful to guard against co-option. It can happen in ways that aren't obvious, at first anyway.

Always "watch your back".

2011 / 11 / 04
sarah monol says:

Gaddafi got rich off the oil from his country but never helped the poor people in his country. He also killed a lot of his own people too. Gaddafi did a lot of bad things to his people, that's why he was killed. If you don't know what Gaddafi did and why he was hated by his people, this article gives a great explanation on it.

http://explainlikeakid.blogspot.com/2011/10/why-gaddafi-was-killed.html

2011 / 11 / 05
Mike Corbeil says:

Quote :

2011 / 11 / 04
sarah monol says:

Gaddafi got rich off the oil from his country but never helped the poor people in his country. He also killed a lot of his own people too. ..
http://explainlikeakid.blogspot....

End quote.

I noticed that that link is for Explain Like a Kid and I guess that it's fitting for sarah's post, which is very lacking. And that's without even knowing whether the above-quoted words are truthful, or wishful, or ... If those words are bs, then I feel sorry for the kid pretending that he or she can [educate] us. It might be a quick way to get a PhD though, a PhD Washington would give credit to, for PR anyway.

Gaddafi may've done some condemnable things, but USA'ns are no example to use, for Washington is far worse; far.

2011 / 11 / 05
Tarig Anter says:

Corporate Globalists Are Targeting Africa Looking for Green Pastures to Plunder.
African leaders from multiple regions stand opposed to AFRICOM (US Africa Command).
A simple Google search with “Obama war crimes”; “Sarkozy war crimes”; or “NATO war crimes” will show how widespread the charges against Obama; Sarkozy; and NATO.

Horrific atrocities were executed in Libya with direct military and political support and directions from Obama and his NATO mercenaries which included: Sarkozy; Cameron; and Al-Thani (of Qatar). These persons and states must be brought to national and international justice and pay for their horrendous crimes.

Crimes are crimes no matter who committed them. The World did not see evidences in photos or videos of the alleged crimes of Gaddafi despite all the propaganda of the ICC; but the media is full of very horrible evidences of the crimes of Obama and his NATO, Sarkozy, Cameron, and the Libyan Islamist rebels for those who care to see.

Gaddafi tried for a very long time to establish direct democracy in Libya and he campaigned for it worldwide. He fearlessly exposed the crimes of Western liberal democracy and the international mafia of globalists and their secret societies. These were the crimes of Gaddafi and that is why they decided to remove his regime and kill him to stop him from making any further damages and any further progresses.

The thieves and criminals who are bankrupting the West and its people are looking for green pastures in Africa; and to stop Asians from taking over the economic lead in the World.
African Leaders Must Protect Africa.
http://tariganter.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/corporate-globalists-are-targ...

2011 / 11 / 07
Ambricourt says:

sarah monol's link is childish unsubstantiated assertion. Four posters on the site reject its claims.

Colonel Qaddafi was a political genius. His murder, after capture by foreign Special Operations forces, demeans western civilization.

Countries must start disengaging from the American Alliance before all are brought down by expansionist greed.

2011 / 11 / 07
USAma Bin Laden says:

@ Mike Corbeil

I stand corrected. Comparing Americans to insects is a certainly a high insult .... to insects. ;-)

2011 / 11 / 07
Ivan Russie says:

Truth about Libya www.za-kaddafi.ru

2011 / 11 / 09
Sarah says:

I think I will never vote again. The elation of the leaders of the World who have done nothing but to take people's rights away, plus health care, plus decent pay, plus jobs and outsourced everything, privatized everything can not be voted for. They do not represent me - no matter what party.

See, no matter what Mr. Gaddafi has done, and I can't verify anything, he triggered my deepest compassion as a human being. Hillary Clinton's elation shows that she too cannot be an example for younger women any longer. She has no love for humanity nor self-control as a leader... she laughed about the suffering of another human being. How sick is this? Is she setting a new horror show trend or what?

I am infinitely sad in my heart that there was apparently a crime against humanity happening in Libya which will be investigated by wrong human rights groups and interest groups. Nobody who even looks how so many women and children dies needlessly is even taken seriously. We laugh, right... war now is fun, right?

No, leaders of the World, you do nothing good for humanity and Mother Earth. How can you represent me?

In fact, I would love direct democracy. I never felt represented through the Western way of doing things.
Remember Al Gore won the popular vote and then still the other twisted president gets into power? What a twisted system is that?

All I know is that the leaders of the World do not represent the people any longer - for we are far far better than our leaders as we are not corrupted, have love for humanity and we do not like leaders of other countries be sodomized on youtube... It is a sad day when Hillary Clinton declares, "we came, saw he died"... surely not because of her power.... she appears disturbed and weak that way and does not even get her twisted being any longer. Her life hurts humanity. laughing politicians hurt humanity as they have lost dignity and compassion.

How happy can any human being be enjoying the suffering of others? How happy can politicians be when Mr. Gaddafi got sodomized? How sick are our leaders? Why isn't anybody talking about this.

How can Mr. Obama joke and laugh about the fun of using drone attacks? What is wrong with him? I am sorry that I voted for him. I thought he brought change. Now all these politicians come across like some kind of "stran newe mental sickness."

It is a sad day in human history and we all have fallen much for we laughed about another human being being sodomized on camera. How can such important leaders even sleep?

May I asks the following questions?

Is humanity perverted?

I know for sure we are all humans and the ugly part may be part of me too - but what future does humanity have if we all turn out to become twisted at the dawn of peak oil at a time when we have reached the limits of growth on a finite planet? Instead of fighting each other we need to share and become sustainable or we all will die off this Earth. Is this the future you all want? Kill humanity for nothing more than the mental sickness of greed and then enjoy the suffering of other human beings as if their life is worth nothing?

We must cultivate our goodness and service mindedness towards all beings to safe the planet earth from our species and perhaps to safe ourselves. We all have the right to exist even if we are different and have different cultures.

Perhaps one day we find out what Gaddafi really did. So far I learn that every war begins with a huge media lie and as such the media is not to be trusted again. In fact, I trust nobody except those people who serve humanity selflessly. Luckily those are out there. May the people who serve the poor and forsaken become the leaders of the World, people who truly love humanity and all life.

I am sad to see how far the politicians have fallen. They failed to turn things around while they could. Remember" the dogma of infinite growth is over. The planet Earth is finite. There is a tipping point in which we as humans may not be able to adapt and that tipping point is near. Then... oh politicians, then oh bankers, you will find out that you can not eat your money and your stock-market index.... May you all grow up and develop yourself into a spiritual human being beyond materialistic greed.

Peace and love anyway.

2012 / 07 / 11
lewis says:

May the people who serve the poor and forsaken become the leaders of the World, people who truly love humanity and all life.

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