October 20, 2017 was the 6th anniversary of the death of former head of state Muammar al-Gaddafi. He was brutally murdered by NATO-backed rebels. addressed this topic in the program “Gaddafi’s son: A glimmer of hope for Libya? “
Until today Muammar al-Gaddafi is portrayed in the Western media and history books as an unpredictable and dangerous dictator. In February 2011, at the time of the “Arab Spring” rebel movements took place in Libya throughout the country, and towards the end of the month Gaddafi lost control over large parts of eastern Libya facing the rebels , among others on Benghazi the second largest Libyan city.
The media claimed at the time that thousands of people were in danger of death in Benghazi and that 6,000 people had been killed by the government. They said the Libyan government was attacking its own people by air. Following this, the UN Security Council decided on 17 March 2011 to establish a no-fly zone over Libya and to allow the protection of the civilian population by military means. Massive air strikes followed, mainly from French, US and British air forces, against Libyan troops on the march and against strategic targets throughout the country.
But a report has now surfaced that draws a diametrically opposite conclusion: The 2011 NATO war against Libya is based on lies. In fact, the report had already been published on September 6, 2016, but the mainstream media did not pay attention to it or even completely ignored it.
The report is not from anyone but from the Foreign Affairs Committee of the British House of Commons, made up of different parties. The investigation began in July 2015 and analyzed the role of the United Kingdom in the 2011 war in Libya. It is based on more than a year of research and interviews, mostly by politicians, scientists and journalists.
The North American journalist and writer Benjamin “Ben” Norton published on September 16, 2016, on the US news portal “Salon”, a summary of the report of the British Parliament:
– “We have not in any way been able to see that the British government has conducted an appropriate analysis concerning the nature of the riots in Libya”, this is what is written in the report. “The UK’s strategy is based on false assumptions and an incomplete understanding of the evidence file. “
– “Muammar al-Gaddafi has certainly threatened to use violence against those who would take up arms against his regime, but this is not necessarily a threat to all residents of Benghazi,” says the report. In addition, the insurgents were largely infiltrated by terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda.
– Examples have shown that in the past the Libyan leader had proceeded in a “very cautious” way to avoid civilian casualties. In one of these situations “Gaddafi strove for six months to appease the tribes living in the East (around Benghazi), instead of betting on the (violent) elimination of threats against the regime coming from this side . “
– The parliamentary report indicates that the purported goal of NATO intervention, which was presented as a humanitarian mission, to protect the civilian population of Benghazi, could be put into practice in a single day. Because on March 20, 2011 already Gaddafi’s troops had withdrawn about 40 miles from Benghazi and NATO intervention could have been interrupted.
– But France, which was at the initiative of this military intervention was motivated by economic and political interests, and not humanitarian. The media were also involved and spread unacceptable rumors about Gaddafi and the Libyan government, especially through the Arabic television channel “Al Jazeera”, to justify this military intervention.
– The revolt, which in reality was violent and not peaceful, could hardly have succeeded without the military support coming from abroad.
– Ben Norton concludes: The NATO bombing has sunk Libya into a humanitarian catastrophe, killing thousands and driving hundreds of thousands more. Libya, which was once the country with the highest standard of living in Africa, has been transformed into a “bankrupt state” shattered by war.
Here are some of the most important excerpts from the British House of Commons inquiry. It “strongly condemns the role of the United Kingdom in the war that has brought down the government of the leader Muammar al-Gaddafi and sank the North African country into chaos. “
But why is this informative report neglected and why is NATO and its responsible government leaders not brought to justice by a war tribunal for committing heavy war crimes? As has already shown in the July 9, 2017 issue in German, the system only works “in appearance” and “war crimes go unpunished” just as in the case of Libya.
Muammar al-Gaddafi has not been publicly rehabilitated either, and the many unfounded accusations against him have not been withdrawn or even put into perspective. It is to be hoped that this will arouse strong protests in the population and that future lies of wars will no longer be tolerated, until it is too late, as in Libya, for the many deaths of the war.