The Illegal War on Libya

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In 2011, former Congresswoman and 2008 Green Party candidate for
President, Cynthia McKinney, took a delegation of observers to Libya to monitor NATO's purported humanitarian intervention. Prefaced by Ramsey Clark, this collection of essays includes scholarly and legal analysis, as well as personal accounts by witnesses to the NATO assault on a helpless civilian population it had a UN mandate to protect, and the massive propaganda campaign that...
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Overview

In 2011, former Congresswoman and 2008 Green Party candidate for
President, Cynthia McKinney, took a delegation of observers to Libya to monitor NATO's purported humanitarian intervention. Prefaced by Ramsey Clark, this collection of essays includes scholarly and legal analysis, as well as personal accounts by witnesses to the NATO assault on a helpless civilian population it had a UN mandate to protect, and the massive propaganda campaign that made it possible.

It responds to the many questions left unanswered by a complicit mainstream media, such as:

Why Libya, not Bahrain, Yemen or Egypt?
What was life in Libya like under Qadhafi?
What is the truth about the so-called "Black Mercenaries"?
What was the role of Western NGOs and the International Criminal Court?
What about Africom's Plans for Africa?
What did it have to do with Liby'a independent central bank, its oil, its plans for an African currency, its efforts to free African states from the coils of the Bretton Woods Institutions?

Cynthia McKinney and other contributors to this volume were in Libya during the period of the NATO bombardment of Libyan cities, and were among the few independent voices to report on the tragedy.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Kudos to former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and her truth-telling DIGNITY journalists who put the complicit Western-backed human rights NGOs to shame." GLEN FORD, Black Agenda Report.

"Cynthia put together a team of people to tell the world the truth about Libya.NATO started the war against Libya with lies and the lies continue to this day with NATO's denials of having committed war crimes against Libya's people." CINDY SHEEHAN

"Before accepting the attack on Libya as a model for future action,read this investigation into the actual motivations and themanufacturing of a false case for war/" DAVID SWANSON

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780985271060
  • Publisher: Clarity Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 1,157,707
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 5.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Cynthia McKinney is a former Green Party Candidate for President of the United States, and a former Congresswoman. She was the first African American woman to represent Georgia in the House and was re-elected in 1994. Cynthia McKinney is internationally known and recognized for her social justice activism. She was awarded the 'Peace through Conscience' award from the Munich American Peace Committee (MAPC). McKinney has been featured in a full-length documentary titled American Blackout. On April 14, 2006, she received the key to the city of Sarasota, Florida.
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While serving on the House International Relations Committee from 1993 to 2003, it became clear to me that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was an anachronism, founded by the United States in response to the Soviet Union's survival as a Communist state. NATO was the U.S. insurance policy that capitalist ownership and domination of European, Asian, and African economies would continue. ..
With that as background, last night's NATO rocket attack on Tripoli is inexplicable. A civilian metropolitan area of around 2 million people, Tripoli sustained 22 to 25 bombings last night, rattling and breaking windows and glass and shaking the foundation of my hotel.
I left my room at the Rexis Al Nasr Hotel and walked outside the hotel and I could smell the exploded bombs. There were local people everywhere milling with foreign journalists from around the world. As we stood there more bombs struck around the city. The sky flashed red with explosions and more rockets from NATO jets cut through low cloud before exploding.
I could taste the thick dust stirred up by the exploded bombs. I immediately thought about the depleted uranium munitions reportedly being used here-along with white phosphorus. If depleted uranium weapons were being used what affect would it have on the local civilians?
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Table of Contents

Editor's Note Cynthia McKinney 9

Introduction Bob Fitrakis 15

On the ground in Libya during "Humanitarian Intervention"

NATO'S Feast of Blood Cynthia McKinney 27

Dispatches from Tripoli Wayne Madsen 31

Living Through a Full-Blown Media War Lizzie Phelan 38

Anatomy of a Murder Cynthia McKinney 51

NATO Bombs the Great Man-Made River Mark Metcalfe 55

America's Black Pharoah and Black Genocide in Libya T West 63

NATO's Libya War: A Nuremberg Level Crime Stephen Lendman 79

Why Qaddafi? Why Libya?

Muammar Qaddafi: Mad Dog or Brother Leader? Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya 89

Why Libya Was Attacked Stephen Lendman 99

US/NATO War in Libya: A Continuation of Past Crimes Sara Flounders 107

Qaddafi Lynched by US-NATO: A Blow Aimed at All of Africa Abayomi Azikiwe 120

Orchestrating Consent to Regime Change

The Big Lie and Libya: Using Human Rights Organizations to Launch the War Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya 127

Was the Case for R2P Based on Fraud? The Universal Periodic Review of Libya Mien Teil 140

Pacifica Radio's Descent: From Voice of the Voiceless to Partner in the Imperial Information War Don DeBar 156

The Imperialist Plan for Africa

The Racialization of the War: Libya and the "Clash of Civilizations" Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya 177

Neo-Colonialism, Subversion in Africa and Global Conflict Dr. Christof Lehman 201

Petroleum and Empire in North Africa: NATO Propaganda and the Betrayal of Muammar Qaddafi Keith Harmon Snow 213

Postscript

Muammar Qaddafi's Speech to the United Nations General Assembly, September 23, 2009 253

Chronology of the NATO-led Assault on the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: A Crime Against Humanity and a Crime Against Peace Mike Raffauf 275

Contributors 304

Index 308

About Cynthia McKinney 314

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