Libya

War on terror forever

"And the winner of the Oscar for Best Sequel of 2013 goes to... The Global War on Terror (GWOT), a Pentagon production. Abandon all hope those who thought the whole thing was over with the cinematographic snuffing out of "Geronimo", aka Osama bin Laden, further reduced to a fleeting cameo in the torture-enabling flick Zero Dark Thirty.

It's now official - coming from the mouth of the lion, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, and duly posted at the AFRICOM site, the Pentagon's weaponized African branch.
Exit "historical" al-Qaeda, holed up somewhere in the Waziristans, in the Pakistani tribal areas; enter al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). In Dempsey's words, AQIM "is a threat not only to the country of Mali, but the region, and if... left unaddressed, could in fact become a global threat".

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/OA23Dj06.html

Why Are We Fighting On the Same Side with Al Qaeda?

Posted on by WashingtonsBlog

The U.S. Is On the Same Side as Al Qaeda In Syria

Reuters notes that the leader of Al Qaeda – Ayman al-Zawahri – is backing the Syrian rebels, and asking his followers to fight the Syrian government.

Some of the main Al Qaeda fighters who overthrew Gadaffi – and now appear to be in control of Libya – are already helping the Syrian rebels.

This is curious, given that the U.S. is considering military options for ousting the Syrian government, American allies Britain and Qatar allegedly already have foreign troops inside Syria, and the U.S. has been planning regime change in Syria for over 50 years.

Mainstream reports also state that the U.S. and its allies are backing Iranian terrorists.

I thought Al Qaeda was America’s mortal enemy. Why are we backing terrorists?

“End of a tyrant”: The Independent and The Guardian jubilant over the assassination of Libya’s deposed President Gaddafi


The Independent, 21 October 2011

 

 

 


The Guardian, 21 October 2011

 

 

 


The Independent, 21 October 2011

 

 

 


The Independent, 28 August 2011

 

 

 


The Observer, 20 March 2011

(The Observer is the Sunday edition of The Guardian)

 

 

MI6 documents: Libyan extremist was link to al-Qaeda in Iran

Daily Telegraph, 5 September 2011

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The US-Al Qaeda Alliance: Bosnia, Kosovo and Now Libya. Washington’s On-Going Collusion with Terrorists

by Prof. Peter Dale Scott

Twice in the last two decades, significant cuts in U.S. and western military spending were foreseen: first after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and then in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. But both times military spending soon increased, and among the factors contributing to the increase were America’s interventions in new areas: the Balkans in the 1990s, and Libya today.1 Hidden from public view in both cases was the extent to which al-Qaeda was a covert U.S. ally in both interventions, rather than its foe.

U.S. interventions in the Balkans and then Libya were presented by the compliant U.S. and allied mainstream media as humanitarian. Indeed, some Washington interventionists may have sincerely believed this. But deeper motivations – from oil to geostrategic priorities – were also at work in both instances.

In virtually all the wars since 1989, America and Islamist factions have been battling to determine who will control the heartlands of Eurasia in the post-Soviet era. In some countries – Somalia in 1993, Afghanistan in 2001 – the conflict has been straightforward, with each side using the other’s excesses as an excuse for intervention.

But there have been other interventions in which Americans have used al-Qaeda as a resource to increase their influence, for example Azerbaijan in 1993. There a pro-Moscow president was ousted after large numbers of Arab and other foreign mujahedin veterans were secretly imported from Afghanistan, on an airline hastily organized by three former veterans of the CIA’s airline Air America. (The three, all once detailed from the Pentagon to the CIA, were Richard Secord, Harry Aderholt, and Ed Dearborn.)2 This was an ad hoc marriage of convenience: the mujahedin got to defend Muslims against Russian influence in the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, while the Americans got a new president who opened up the oilfields of Baku to western oil companies.

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=25829

UK Prime Minister: There is no question of an invasion or occupation of Libya

The Times, 20 April 2011

 

 

 

The Independent, 20 April 2011

 

 

 

Media Roots Radio- Libya, Nuclear Power, Religious Environmentalism

Media Roots Radio- Libya, Nuclear Power, Religious Environmentalism by Media Roots

bbie and Abby Martin host this edition of Media Roots Radio and cover news about the Libyan bombing, Obama's newest White House pick, nuclear energy, peak resources, religious environmentalism and the political hijacking of the "green" movement.

UK: Bombers who killed a policeman in Northern Ireland may have used explosives from Libya

Daily Telegraph, 4 April 2011

 

 

 

Sunday Times, 3 April 2011

 

 

 

Wall Street Journal Europe, 5 April 2011

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UK: Bombers who killed a policeman in Northern Ireland may have used explosives from Libya

 

NATO commander: Al-Qaeda among Libya rebels

Metro, 30 March 2011

 

 

 

Daily Telegraph, 30 March 2011

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NATO commander: Al-Qaeda among Libya rebels


[propaganda alert]

compiled by Cem Ertür

30 March 2011

 

 

The wars on Iraq and Libya: Front pages from 2003 and 2011

Los Angeles Times, 20 March 2003 and 20 March 2011

Los Angeles Times, 20 March 2003 and Los Angeles Times, 20 March 2011









New York Times, 20 March 2003 and 20 March 2011

New York Times, 20 March 2003 and New York Times 20 March 2011









Daily Telegraph, 21 March 2003 and Sunday Telegraph, 20 March 2011

Daily Telegraph, 21 March 2003 and Sunday Telegraph, 20 March 2011

Obama to Qaddafi: Comply with UN resolution or face military action

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The Guardian, 18 March 2011