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Mixed Messages on Gaddafi

by Stephen Lendman Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 at 10:08 PM
lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net

Gaddafi

Mixed Messages on Gaddafi - by Stephen Lendman

Nothing from NATO, political capitals, puppet TNC officials, and major media scoundrels is credible. Nonetheless, manipulated public opinion says he's gone.

Wikipedia has him born June 7, 1942, died October 20, 2011, saying Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi "was Libya's head of state from 1969 when he seized power in a bloodless coup."

Counterpsyops.com said "Gaddafi died from a bullet wound to the head received in crossfire between (rebels/rats) and his own supporters," according to Transitional National Council (TNC) officials.

Nothing they say is credible so be cautious. Depend on reports from reliable independent sources. Better still, let Gaddafi have the last word if he's alive and shows up on Syria's Arrai TV. Imagine NATO and Obama explaining that one - a one-off "dead man" telling tales.

Libya360 said "The death of the revolutionary leader signals that the time for global revolution is now!"

Last August, Ayesha Gaddafi said:

"Even if my father and my brothers are martyred, I will continue my fight against Islamic terrorists in Libya...Let the West and their mercenaries take note; Ayesha Gaddafi will never surrender to their conspiracy of evil."

Neither will committed activists for peace, equity and justice. Quitting isn't an option. Struggle will continue against monstrous US imperialism and unindicted war criminals like Hillary Clinton laughing about Gaddafi's reported assassination saying, "We came, we saw, he died."

Sirte's genocidal slaughter may energize greater resistance. Counterpsyops.com said streets filled with "martyred civilians" and mass destruction defy description.

Mass graves can't suppress a crime too great to conceal. Depleted uranium, thermobaric fuel-air bombs, white phosphorous (able to burn flesh to the bone), and other terror weapons were used to commit mass slaughter.

Throughout the conflict, rebel rats committed gruesome atrocities against suspected Gaddafi loyalists, including summary executions, lynchings, beheadings, and desecration of corpses. Led by US, UK, French and other NATO Special Forces, they also had license to loot and took full advantage.

Jamahiriya loyalists won't forgive or forget. Neither will global millions raging against America's imperial monster.

After Gaddafi's reported assassination, Jamahiriya supportive web sites were hacked, including Algeria-ISP.  Controlling the message is why, whether or not Gaddafi's alive or dead. It hardly matters if public opinion believes what, in fact, may be a lie.

Leaders at times have doubles. Saddam reportedly had 12. To this day, it's not clear if he or a double was executed. Gaddafi also had them. Was one of them killed, not him?

These and other questions are unanswered. Reliable independent confirmation one way or other will have final say unless a very live Gaddafi shows up and states it.

NATO Claims Fake Victory

On October 22, NATO said Operation Unified Protector will end October 31. With Libya's landscape strewn with corpses and rubble, perhaps nothing's left to bomb even though protracted conflict continues.

Rest assured, however, they'll target anyone believed to be Jamahiriya loyalists. In other words, over 90% of Libyans are at risk. They know it because they'll never quit fighting to live free again and rebuild.

NATO's statement added that:

"The Council agreed that NATO will wind down the operation, during which period NATO will monitor the situation and retain the capacity to respond to threats to civilians, if needed."

In other words, terror bombing will continue, not end.

Other Voices Speak Out

On October 23, LibyaFreePress.com reported Saif al-Islam Gaddafi on Syria's Arrai TV saying:

"We continue our resistance to full revenge. I am in Libya, alive and free."

Days earlier, TNC officials said he was captured in Zliten. They lied like so many previous times.

Famed Libyan journalist Dr. Yusuf Shakeer, known for reporting reliably, believes Gaddafi's alive, saying:

"I've heard enough for today. Enough insults to our intelligence by saying that the Libyans now are free. We had never lived under siege, killed, persecuted, imprisoned and in this destruction."

"The only death that I will celebrate will be the one of Zionism and imperialism."

He added that Gaddafi's alive, leading Libya's resistance.

On air with Alex Jones, Webster Tarpley said Gaddafi's death is "alleged," not independently confirmed. Did NATO kill Gaddafi or a double, he asked?

A "mass of contradictions" defines the official story, first one account, then another. It's reminiscent of the "gang that couldn't shoot straight" from the novel by that title.

Whatever, in fact, happened, Tarpley envisions protracted conflict. So do others. October 20 settled nothing. Rebel rats may decide they backed the wrong side and fight installed puppet officials in charge of replicating Iraq's "free market paradise" hell for Libya.

On October 23, Algeria ISP headlined, "The video of the convoy dui Kadhafi bombed by NATO," saying:

"The Libyan leader and his son survived. Misrata (rats) killed all the wounded. (Gaddafi) fought with hundreds of young people in Sirte and most men were unaware (he) was with them."

Gaddafi "was wounded in the legs. Do not believe the lie saying (he was) hiding in the sewers." He already lost three martyred sons. Another's at the front still fighting.

On October 21, London Guardian writer Julian Borger headlined, "ICC seeks forensic proof of death before withdrawing Gaddafi arrest warrant," saying:

It awaits confirmation that Gaddafi's, in fact, dead. So do others wanting independent verifiable proof, not claims by known liars.

On October 22, NSNBC said "many others who discuss the purported death of (Gaddafi) may be smelling a rat." Evidence so far consists of reports by serial liars, "shaky videos and dubious photos."

They're combined with first one story, then another, casting doubt on what may, in fact, be an elaborate hoax. It wouldn't be the first time nor the last.

On October 21, Mathaba.net headlined, "Qaddafi Not Dead," saying:

Jamahiriya loyalists bested the world's mightiest military force for seven months, a triumph independent historians one day will recount with awe.

Moreover, the longer conflict persists, the more legendary Gaddafi becomes. Alive he symbolizes resistance. Dead he's bigger than life, an inspiration for loyalists not to quit until Libya's free from NATO's scourge.

Washington, Britain and France desperately needed something resembling victory, even if fake, not real.

Official accounts now proclaim Gaddafi's dead, complete with less than convincing video footage and shifting explanations.

"Problem is, (he's) not dead. Not only because he was not captured and not killed....but because he already lives in the hearts of millions."

"Qaddafi is alive. It matter because NATO (hasn't) won the war....It matters because" people need leaders.

Large volunteer numbers now converge "on Libya from around Africa....(They're) going....because of their love, appreciation and solidarity for Qaddafi (and want to help) the 'Brother Leader.' "

NATO destroyed Libya, but not the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya state of the masses republic. Not its "values, ideals, and democratic, economic and social relationships" that still hold out against the world's mightiest force.

In 1979, Gaddafi created direct participatory democracy, two years after the Jamahiriya's creation. Generous economic and social benefits followed. Why else would most Libyans support him. Today, with few exceptions, they all do, united against NATO's scourge.

Gaddafi himself said:

"I am not the Libyan resistance. The Libyan resistance is the people."

"I am not the government of Libya. I do not hold any official government positions. I am a revolutionary. I am outside of power. Power rests with the Libyan people."

"I have spoken all my words, so many times, until I grew tired. It is all there in the pages of The Green Book."

"I have completed my work. I gave power, wealth and arms to the people who possess it. I am just one man among millions in Libya."

"I will never give up on Libya. I will fight to the end. I will not run nor leave my homeland."

"No orders are needed. Come out into the streets. Clean the country (of) the rats until the green flag of freedom is flying everywhere again."

A Final Comment

Under Gaddafi, Libyans had Africa's highest standard of living because oil wealth created economic growth and provided generous social benefits.

Under his Decision No. 111, everyone got free healthcare, education, training, rehabilitation, housing assistance, disability and old-age benefits, interest-free loans from Libya's public bank, subsidies to study abroad, free electricity and water, generous stipends for newlyweds, and practically free gasoline.

All of it's now gone, replaced by impoverishment, destitution, depravation, homelessness, hunger, disease, fear, insecurity, and despair.

Gaddafi's Libya no longer exists. Jamahiriya loyalists want it back. They won't quit until they get it.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.

http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/the-progressive-news-hour/.

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