The Illegal War on Libya

The Illegal War on Libya

by Cynthia McKinney

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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 media 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 Mercenariesâ€? • 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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ISBN-13: 9780985335328
Publisher: Clarity Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/19/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Cynthia McKinney is a former Green Party Candidate for President of the United States, and a former Congresswoman, elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the newly created 11th District, a 64% black district spanning from Atlanta to Savannah. She was the first African American woman to represent Georgia in the U.S. Congress. McKinney holds a B.A. in international relations from the University of Southern California, and an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

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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?

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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