Franklin Lamb / The IntelHub – 2011-08-23 22:17:27
NATO’s War Against Libya’s Civilians
Franklin Lamb / The IntelHub
TRIPOLI, Libya (July 8, 2011) — Briefly noted below are five recent instances of undisputed NATO bombings on Libyan civilians selected because they still among the most frequently discussed by residents of Tripoli.
On May 13, 2011, a peace delegation of Muslim religious leaders having arrived in Breda to seek dialogue with fellow Sheiks from the east of Libya was bombed at 1 a.m. in their guesthouse by two MK 82 bombs.
Eleven were killed instantly and 14 were seriously injured. NATO claimed the building housed a “Command and Control Center.” All witnesses and the hotel owner have vehemently denied this claim.
This observer interviewed the leader of the delegation, Shiek Khalad Ali on three occasions, seeking details. He is recovering from shrapnel wounds to his right leg and confirms the eye-witness accounts. NATO has offered the families compensation.
During the early morning of June 20, 2011, 8 missiles and bombs targeted the home of Khaled Al-Hamedi and his parents and family. Fifteen family members and friends were killed including Khaled’s pregnant wife, his sister and three of his children.
NATO said it bombed the home because it was a military installation of some kind. Witnesses, neighbors and independent observers deny there was ever any military installation or troop presence on the property.
In late June, 2011 on the main road west of Tripoli a public bus with 12 passengers was hit by a TOW missile killing all the passengers. NATO claimed that public buses are being used to transport military personnel.
Foreign observers, including this one, unanimously aver that they have not seen military personnel in Tripoli, including tanks, APC’s or even military equipment. Local police provide security in the cities and neighborhood watch teams cover the suburbs.
On June 6, 2011, at 2:30 a.m. the central administrative complex of the Higher Committee for Children in central Tripoli, two blocks from this observerâ€™s hotel, was bombed with a total of 12 bombs/rockets.
The complex housed the National Downs Syndrome center including its records and vital statistics office, the Crippled Women’s Foundation, the Crippled Children Center, and the National Diabetic Research Center.
On June 16, 2011 at 5 a.m. NATO bombed a private hotel in central Tripoli, killing three and destroying a restaurant and Shisha smoking bar.
According to doctors from the Sirte Central Hospital, and the Libyan Lawyers Group representing the victims of NATO atrocities, who spoke during a briefing on 7/8/11, numerous health issues have resulted from NATOâ€™s attacks.
Among these are an increase of strokes among the general population from five to twenty per month, a 300 percent increase in diabetes and high blood pressure from February 15 to June 15, 2010 compared with the the same four month period in 2011.
Miscarriages in Libya are up dramatically according to the Prelate of the Catholic Church in Libya, Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, one of the most popular religious leaders in this 99.5% Sunni Muslim country, who informed visitors that in one day at the Green Hospital in Tripoli, following NATO bombing runs in mid March, 2011, there were 50 miscarriages and forty deaths.
These statistics were confirmed during a meeting with this observer on 7/5/11 by Dr. Mohamed Milhat, cardiac specialist at the Libyan British Medical Center who described the large increase in the number of citizens complaining of stress-related illnesses.
History will judge NATO harshly for its crimes. Hopefully the citizens of every NATO member state will work to end its mission so as to protect the civilian population of Libya.
NOTE: On August 21, reporter Franklin Lamb was shot at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Sunday August 21 in Tripoli, Libya outside of the Corinthia Hotel where he has been staying. He was hit in his right leg. Witnesses report seeing sniper fire coming from the roof of the Marriott Hotel across from the Corinthia. The bullet was removed and Lamb was said to be resting comfortably. Internet has been cut in Libya and events inside Tripoli are unclear.
Libyan Rebels Are CIA-Funded,
Al Qaeda-Connected Murderers
The Intel Hub
(August 21, 2011) — As the corporate media is ablaze with reports that the Libyan rebels are set to take Tripoli from Gaddafi, it is important to remember that these rebels are NOT freedom fighters, rather they are CIA-run, Al Qaeda connected murderers.
This so called liberation of Libya is the EXACT opposite of what the corporate media is actually reporting.
NATO and the Libyan rebels have killed thousands of civilians while at the same time the corporate controlled media pretends we are fighting for human rights.
The coverage that is currently taking place in Libya is nothing less than pure propaganda ordered up by the CIA and NATO as support for this illegal war hits news lows.
As the corporate media continue to try to make the American believe that former CIA agents and 4 star generals are somehow not at all bias, the fact remains that this war is legal, has killed thousands, and has been in support of Al Qaeda.
In late March it was shown conclusively that the Libyan Rebel strongholds had ALREADY been confirmed as a hotbed for Al Qaeda.
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