Wednesday 22 June 2011


A Misrata child was injured by NATO attacks that now are destroying Tripoli, injuring and killing innocent people, as they target Qaddafi. ~ Photo: Getty Images 

This morning in YouTube I found a very graphic video (see previous post) showing bombed bits of human beings and dead babies. That in itself is no longer shocking, a sad comment on the modern world if ever there was one. However, what really knocked my socks off were the comments along the line, “They kill their own babies and blame NATO” or “War kills get used to it. Their babies would live if they gave up Qadaffi.”

Yes, naïve me, to even lift an eyebrow at such comments. To realize that the Western soul is, on the whole, just that dead, just that hateful, just that… words fail me. To counter such thought, I am posting the following along with a few photos; they are indeed difficult to find. It is interesting to note that there are a plethora of photographs of injured "rebels" but those of the victims of NATO are as rare as hen's teeth. Gosh, could this have something to do with controlled and embedded media?

I will also go so far as to say, Qadaffi was a brutal dictator; that is the way of this particular beast. But to claim he looted Libya and is leaving it worse than he found it is absolutely ridiculous. He took a flea-bitten camel of a country where the poverty level was extremely high, and brought it into the current age, complete with breathtaking architecture and created one of the highest living standards in Africa with healthier and much better educated people.

His country was embarking on great geographical changes without needing the IMF or the World Bank to help them out. THAT was part of his crime. He is independent and free human being ~ a huge part of his crime. He has sued for peace a few times now in this current situation but NATO has announced nothing will do but his assassination.  I do not blame him at all for fighting against this ragtag group of well funded “rebels” the darlings of the West’s new best buddies, Al CIA-Duh. THAT, I believe is why they had to formally knock off the long dead bin Laden, to justify their budding relationship in Libya.

Anyhow, on to the truth of the matter. “Perception Management” as they call propaganda these days, must be addressed. Deborah Dupre, below, reports the truth.

By Deborah Dupre
June 9, 2011

In the CIA kick-started war on Libya, The New York Times report Monday by John F. Burns, calling Libyan civilian casualties “propaganda,” does not square with a series of WBAIX in-hospital interviews by Joshalyn Lawrence that show civilian victim survivors of U.S./NATO intensifying bomb raids, both witnessed by a human rights fact-finding mission including Cynthia McKinney and former members of parliament, who report it is NATO spin that mainstream media is reporting.

"More and more children in this city are being killed, injured and denied their essential needs due to the fighting," said Shahida Azfar of Unicef. "Until the fighting stops we face the intolerable inevitability of children continuing to die and suffer in this war zone."
At least 250 people in the town, mostly civilians, have died in the past month according to two doctors interviewed by phone by Human Rights Watch (HRW).

“Sightings of civilian casualties have been rare,” reported Burns on June 6. “Visits to bombing sites, hospitals and funerals have produced a succession of blunders, including patients identified as bombing victims who turned out not to be, empty coffins at funerals and burials where some of those interred turned out not to be airstrike victims at all.”

The Lawrence videos, on the WBAIX channel, of hospitalized civilians is evidence that, rather than injuries and killings by bombs being "rare" or reporting "blunders", they are realities. Graphic images of the wounded are documented in the WBAIX videos created by Joshalyn Lawrence.

In the videos, one after another wounded innocent civilian described atrocities to Cynthia McKinney, in a fact-finding mission with a team including a delegation of former MPs and professors from France, all now in Tripoli.

The live-stream Lawrence videos on DeBar’s channel document the NATO attacks and the injured, showing their wounds and describing friends and co-workers killed.

McKinney’s fact-finder team is seen entering one hospital room after another, each with the injured and the doctor explaining how the injury occurred and showing the injuries.

Houses are “completely destroyed” and meanwhile, according to McKinney, NATO has its own psychological operation in progress.
At least 20 children, mostly under the age of 10, have been killed in Misrata in the past month, according to Unicef, the UN children's agency. Many more have been injured by NATO bombings, mortars and tank shells.
One, Jamal Muhammad Suaib, 35, said three members of his family had been killed by government soldiers as they tried to reach safety. On 17 March, he said, uniformed soldiers entered the family home by force, stole valuables and threatened to return.
The extended family fled in three cars, which were stopped by soldiers who opened fire without warning, killing Suaib's four-year-old niece, his brother and father. Suaib, his wife and baby son were injured. "My wife was holding my son," he told HRW. "The bullet hit her in the arm and ricocheted into my son's face. None of us had a weapon. We were just families looking for a safe place to stay."
In a June 7 statement by McKinney, she refutes NATO claims about making "significant progress" in "protecting Libyan civilians" and "targeting military intelligence headquarters in downtown Tripoli."The fact-finder team, of which McKinney is a delegate, planned a program to visit camps of internally displaced persons in the area but this could not occur because of U.S./NATO attacks.
“We are not able to complete our program while Tripoli is under attack. I will do my best to visit some of the areas bombed today when and if this attack lets up.”

Like The New York Times, The Washington Post headlined "Libya government fails to prove claims of NATO casualties and the Los Angeles Times headline was “Libya officials put a spin on a conflict.
“These bombs and missiles are not falling in empty spaces: People are all over Tripoli going about their lives just as in any other major metropolitan city of about 2 million people,” stated McKinney.
A Libyan volunteer mops up blood in a field hospital.

“I don’t understand why they want to kill us,” said one young woman seen standing with others outside the Tripoli hospital room, explaining that the old are also being injured and killed.
“Why?” is the question repeatedly asked by the injured who are able to speak.

Political analyst Webster Tarpley answered that question Monday, June 6, on Press TV, stating that the “goal of all this all along has been to smash Libya into various parts to drive Qaddafi out of power and to seize control of the oil to re-impose the yoke of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in still more severe form than we ever had it.”

“And I think right now desperation is growing, especially in London and Paris, that old Suez 1956 combination of unreconstructed imperialists,” said Tarpley.

“They are desperate now because their methods so far are not working. They tried high level bombing, combined with this rebel rabble underground with a lot of al-Qaeda fighters included in it and that’s not working.”

Wayne Madsen, who was among those in the hospital with McKinney and others, seeing the patients and witnessing the injuries, has reported that early mainstream media reports included photos of Libyan rebels waving weapons and discharging them into the air, while “NATO member nations were supposedly locked in debate as to whether or when to provide weapons to the rebels.”
“Someone in the media finally pointed out that the weapons being waved about in the photos were NATO standard issue,” reported Madsen.

Democratically elected Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, 
targeted for assassination, survives recent attacks. ~ Photo: Getty Images

Foreign Secretary William Hauge has said that NATO’s almost mission is intensifying and it could last many more months, according to Press TV.

Tarpley speculates that the U.S. aggression on Libya could bring President Obama down. Republicans who have been long-time warmongers “are now seizing on the Libyan war as a means of attacking Obama.”

The War Powers Act “would have required Obama to get congressional approval for what he is doing within 60 days, meaning by about May 20,” stated Tarpley. “At May 20, the second clock starts which gives him 30 days to pull out. If Obama does not pull out of the attack on Libya by about the 20th of June, he could be brought down by the Republicans in the House, who might use that as a vehicle to express their resentment so they build up some other issues.”

African Americans in Harlem urged public support on Wednesday as they protest the U.S./NATO attacks on Libyan Africans and the targeting of Libyan leader Col. Muammar Qadaffi,  
the man praised by Nelson Mandela for supporting the anti-apartheid struggle and the man who has said No to the establishment of a U.S. military command (Africom) on the African continent to take African resources. (See “African Americans’ emergency gathering to stop Qadaffi assassination by Deborah Dupré, National Human Rights
McKinney asked June 7, "What were you doing between 1 p.m. and now? The people of Tripoli endure the trauma of repeated bombings in their immediate environment."

Referring to “imperialist” Nuremberg crimes against humanity in Libya, Tarpley said that “undoubtedly,” depleted uranium and cluster bombs are being used, “and all the rest.”
Investigations have revealed that the U.S. Navy used cluster bombs on Libyans that injured the innocent, including children.
“[A]nd that’s what they call democracy these days.”
Deborah Dupre holds American and Australian science and education graduate degrees and has 30 years experience in human rights, environmental and peace activism. Email her at and visit her website, This story first appeared at


  1. Lots of useful info in your post.

    Libya was peaceful and prosperous under Gaddafi.

    I am told by people who have lived in Libya that Gaddafi is popular.

    - Aangirfan

  2. I agree. I have found many photos of support for him among the people. They did not want "assistance" with their own affairs in the first place.

    When I see the photos there seems to always be a comment that the people were forced to look happy.

    Damned if you do and damned if you don't. And it is easy to tell by the eyes what is forced, what is voluntary.


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