In what could be the single deadliest NATO attack since the Western war on Libya’s Gadhafi regime began in May, 85 civilians were killed in a cluster of farmhouses in Majar, according to Libyan officials. The village is about 90 miles east of the capital, Tripoli.
A Gadhafi spokesman said 33 children, 32 women, and 20 men were killed in the attack.
NATO says its planes bombed a “military staging area,” and if there were any casualties, they are likely military personnel or “mercenaries.” Colonel Roland Lavoie, the alliance’s spokesperson in Brussels, said the strikes aim to protect Libya’s civilians from attack by Gadhafi’s forces. The Gadhafi regime denies attacking civilians, though during the initial uprising it undeniably did kill many protesting civilians.
A Reuters reporter saw 30 bodies at a hospital in nearby Zlitan, some of which contained the remains of children. “They (NATO) do not differentiate between soldiers, children and old people,” said medical student Abdulkader Al-Hawali, in residency at the hospital.
NATO has admitted to killing civilians in the recent past. Just last week, in Zlitan, NATO bombs killed a physics teacher and his family. Some two weeks ago, NATO bombed a Zlitan hospital, killing seven. And on June 21, just two days after admitting to killing nine civilians in an “accidental” strike in central Tripoli, NATO denied and then admitted an attack that Gadhafi officials say killed 15 civilians.
NATO also bombed a Libyan frigate in Tripoli harbor this morning after weapons were observed being unloaded, the alliance said.
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So this is a NATO "humanitarian mission"?
Kadaffi would make a single currency for Africa based on the gold dinar with central bank in Libya. But of course it would be terrible if oil is sold in anything but dollars. Saddam tried to sell in euros. We know the result. It´s all about peak oil. The same reason United Bluff is in Afghanistan. The permanent bases will be along the Trans-Afghan Pipeline. Let´s hope the barbarians go bankrupt.
and if they were not military personal and mercenaries, they wanted to be– so kill kill kill.
"Colonel Roland Lavoie, the alliance’s spokesperson in Brussels, said the strikes aim to protect Libya’s civilians from attack by Gadhafi’s forces" – I do not remember that UN resolution 1973 differentiating between civilians attacked by Gaddafi or rebels and I remember Canadian general Bouchard thought at least for a moment the same since he warned in April people in Benghazi that if they would continue killing of civilians NATO would be obliged to bomb them. NATO was I think supposed to stop any fighting in Libya, not to support rebels. This support of one side in the civil war is now so open that even Reuters on August 4, in their analysis stated clearly that NATO is bombing in support for rebels. It is clear that if these rebels reach Tripoli there will be a real mass killing not only by rebels but also by mighty NATO war machine. If people in Tripoli start to fight for their lives they obviously will be marked as military personnel or mercenaries and NATO will kill them all.
Gadhafi Officials have nothing to do with it. NATO either bombed the civillians or not. There are enough journalists in Tripoli to make their own minds up and verify the facts.
Bit like Gadafi and Assad always attacking their people. Off course Camerons police don't attack demonstrators there the rioters attack the state.
you should see it in reality:
Libya : crimes of nato in Zliten [08-08-2011][1/2] الجزيرة : مجزرة زليتن
look how many people NATO and thei mercenaries still have to kill to get Gaddafi:
From 17.06 – 19.07.11, 5 Million Demonstrated so Far Against NATO and its Rebels attacks = 80 percent of libyan population – that is why NATO does not accept Libyan offer of democratic elections supervised by UN and AU ! They want war and occupation – no democracy.
green Pro-Gadddafi demonstrations :
Azzawiya: Libya Army Re-captured Azzawiya watch?v=0p4MlvFGbao&NR=1
Tarhuna 30.07.11 watch?v=MO_2LoKkajM
Sirte 21.07.11, (English subtitles) watch?v=WCKM-A9Cryc
, AbuSalim 28.07.11 watch?v=2kksYhNYuQs
Al khoms 26.07.11, (English subtitles), watch?v=XB97HznH4n4
Tripoli: 14 th April 11 Gaddafi rallies in Tripolis see well developped town and his people watch?v=CEidZcZJ6AI
Gaddafi speech:Gaddafi speech attacking Arab leaders during Arab summit in Syria, stressing that Saddam Hussein's fate awaits all Arab leaders! – (with accurate English subtitles). "America hanged Saddam, and may hang you as well!" (with English)
Gaddafi hits back at BBC in English for the first time!
If they repeat the Serbian pattern, then expect more and more of this as things get nasty.
Here's the pattern from the Serbian war. They start off thinking it will be a cake-walk. Just fly over, drop some bombs, make some money for defense contractors by firing off some million dollar missiles, and soon the bad guys will collapse and everyone can go home. Except, just like with every other nation that's been bombed back to London in the Blitz, the other side doesn't collapse the way the bombers say they will. So, the war drags on longer and longer.
As the war drags on, the original target list is exhausted. So, the target list gets expanded. More bombing is surely the answer when the original bombing didn't accomplish the goal. So, the target list is expanded. The other side doesn't collapse, so the target list expands some more.
Eventually, it becomes nastier and nastier. The target list has more civilians on it. Bombing civilians becomes the goal. The goal becomes to inflict so much pain that the nation turns against its leader. This is when you really start to see the war crimes and attrocities. Bombing military targets didn't accomplish the goal, so they start doing terror attacks on civilians in order to accomplish the political goal of getting people to turn on their government. Yet, that never works either. People rally around their leaders in crisis, just like America rallied around Bush after 9-11.
Expect to see more and more of this as NATO/US both run out of pure military targets and the civilian targets start to get picked in order to inflict pain and terror and they attempt to end the war that way
The NATO Libya murdering director's new assignment should be to swim the Atlantic ocean without an escort except the one that makes sure he doesn't turn around.
The Pentagon wails and beats its chest over thrity professional killers downed in a chopper but when scads more civilians are blown to bits its nary worth mentioning.
Whatever happened to the idea that NATO is supposed to be a defensive alliance? Libya never attacked any NATO country. But then neither did Serbia…
Gadafi was fighting a civil war not murdering people that were in there homes doing nothing like the US and NATO.World revolts are just starting wait and see what comes of them we may actually have real freedom and help stop people from starving.The US and NATO would rather fight illegal wars and murder people than help the world.Things will change people the world over are willing to give there lives for real change change for thr better.
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