Remember Sirte!; Heroism and Apocalypse in the Libyan Desert

UN and Nato in LibyaThe month of October 2011 stands as an historical monument to heroism and apocalypse in the Libyan desert as the people of Sirte, hometown to Col. Gaddafi, staged a desperate, doomed fight to protect their families and homes from the might of NATO and its allied bands of Libyan rebels.

With history all to often written by the victors, the tragic tale of how unknown thousands of the residents of Sirte, men and women, fought house to house until the bitter end is the 21st Century’s first saga of doomed heroism, a tragic historical drama that brings to mind the Jews of Warsaw, Ireland’s Easter Uprising or the Paris Communardes.

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Gaddafi: Death of an era, dawn of an era

First accounts are almost never correct, but if the circumstances of Libyan Col. Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi’s death prove to be as reported, they will provide yet another, final irony in a life replete with them. The man whose success relied upon a combination of great-power manipulation and the ability to sustain the fantasy that he embodied the aspirations of his people succumbed in the end to a combination of great-power military intervention and the genuine aspiration of his people for a future free of his vicious domination.

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NATO’s War in Libya: Protecting to Kill, Killing to Protect

Nato Downed Jat in LibyaIn war, truth is the first casualty. Words of wisdom, gifted to us by Aeschylus. Truer than ever now, two thousand years later, as NATO bombs Libya in the name of `protecting’ its civilians.

But isn’t there a paradox here, asks young Turkish academic Ayça Çubukçu. `When “the international community” intervenes militarily in Libya under a cosmopolitan obligation to protect Libyans as humans, it will be killing Libyans and others. And if the Interim Transitional National Council is killing Libyans and others, it is also claiming to be protecting Libyans’ (Killing in the Name of: Libya, Sovereignty, Humanity, Jadaliyya, March 11, 2011).

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Libya News: When western powers support ‘revolution’ in Libya!

Libya Rebel LeaderNews from Libya – The rush by France, Britain and Italy in particular, to get their hands on Libyan oil will soon be too obvious to cover up. The so-called “revolutionaries” are no doubt busy signing deals handing over that previously nationalised resource to the neocolonialists who put them in power – robbing the people of Libya their country’s natural wealth.’

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Zimbabwe: African Union’s Decision on Libyan NTC Noble

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Un CouncilThis refusal opened floodgates of criticism from various corners of the world. Some sections accused the continental body of being out of sync with the so-called winds of democracy that are currently sweeping through the continent.Others opined that the AU’s decision was largely informed by some African leaders who, like the beleaguered Brother Leader Muammar Gaddafi, were facing similar threats of being unseated by civilian uprisings in their own backyards.

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African patriots learn from Libyan conflict

{jacomment on}True African patriots must learn a lesson from the Libyan conflict. One is that the African armies must truly prepare to defend Africa militarily; it is a shame that no single NATO jetfighter or missile was shot down during the seven month campaign in Libya. Second is that African governments must never bank their money and other assets in America and Europe, as this money and assets are turned into weapons to fight Africa as seen in Libya. . Please follow and like us:

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