Warfalla Tribes in the Eastern Region: We Support the Egyptian initiative to Counter Neo-Ottoman Colonial Ambitions

Social Council of Warfalla Tribes in the Eastern Region issued a statement today, Tuesday, on the current developments in Libya, praIsing Egypt for its stance in protecting Libya from neo-Ottoman colonial ambitions.

(Libya, 23 Jue 2020) – The Social Council of Warfalla Tribes in the Eastern Region issued a statement today on the current situation in Libya. Al Marsad reproduces here in full the English translation of the statement:

Social Council of Warfalla Tribes in the Eastern Region

In the Name of Allah, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy

“Help one another to do what is right and good; do not help one another towards sin and hostility.” Allah is Truthful

The Social Council of Warfalla Tribes in the Eastern Region has been closely following the developments in Libya and the machinations and schemes that target it by the neo-Ottoman colonialism brought in by some of our fellow citizens to maintain their positions. This colonizer has been dividing our country, plundering our wealth, and spreading terror and intimidation throughout our homeland. However, they have forgotten that our Libyan National Army, represented by the General Command, commissioned and non-commissioned officers, soldiers and support forces from our great people who have sacrificed their lives, and the entire Libyan people backing them, will never allow them to attain their goals.

Then comes the role of the sisterly and neighbor Arab Republic of Egypt to put an end to the Turks’ recklessness and defend its strategic depth and security as well as Libya’s and Arab national security. Egypt has stated that Sirte and al-Jufra are a red line. This has confirmed the depth of the relationship between Egypt and Libya, and recalled siding with Egypt in the 1973 war.

In light of the above, the Social Council of Warfalla Tribes in the Eastern Region expresses its support for the Egyptian initiative to resolve Libya’s crisis politically. It highly appreciates and supports the statements of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, which embodied the extent of the relationship between the Egyptian and Libyan peoples, and the unity of blood, destiny, fraternity, and family relations that connect them. They also highlight the historical affinity of the two countries.

Long live the united Libya and long live Egypt as a supporter of the Arab nation.

Social Council of Warfalla Tribes in the Eastern Region
Issued in Benghazi on 23/06/2020

© Al Marsad English (2020)

Source: https://almarsad.co/en/2020/06/23/warfalla-tribes-in-the-eastern-region-we-support-the-egyptian-initiative-to-counter-neo-ottoman-colonial-ambitions/

LEAKED: Turkey’s long-term strategy in Libya

Published: 07 June 2020

The Libya Times has obtained credible information from well-informed sources detailing how the regime of Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is planning to establish a full control over Libya.

1CAPTURE OIL TERMINALS in Eastern and Southern Libya coupled with DRILLING FOR GAS in Libya’s maritime economic zone.

Emboldened by its rapid territorial gains in Western Libya, the Turkish military yesterday launched a wide-scale ground attack aimed at capturing Eastern Libya’s Oil Crescent region, under the cover of F-16s and Turkish frigates. The Turkish military managed to push eastwards up to the Power Plant of Sirte before retreating to Buwairat Al-Hassoun. Our sources said that the Turkish military remains adamant to capture the Oil Crescent, adding that Erdogan had repeatedly vowed publicly to help the Muslim Brotherhood government in Tripoli to regain control over the oil to enable it to pay for the Turkish military support and to compensate Turkish companies for losses from the cancellation of Gaddafi-era contracts.

One source warned that Erdogan’s military campaign against Eastern Libya is likely to spark what the source had described as “the mother of all civil wars which could easily spill over beyond Libya”.

2CONTROL LIBYA’S SOUTHERN BORDERS to blackmail concession from the EU by using the card of illegal migration. A tactic that had been repeatedly used by the Erdogan regime the latest of which in March 2020 when he threatened to allow migrants to mass at Greece’s border.

3 – Capture Saif al-Islam Gaddafi to ELIMINATE ANY POTENTIAL COMPETITION TO ITS PUPPET GOVERNMENT. Reports in international press said earlier this month that the International Criminal Court had requested Turkey’s support to capture Gaddafi’s fugitive son, Saif, to be prosecuted in the Hague for alleged war crimes.

4 – With Saif al-Islam out of the picture, our sources had confirmed that Turkey had already reached out to GNA’s international backers requesting their help with the drafting of a new ELECTION LAW AND SETTING UP AN ELECTION COMMISSION tailor-made to ensure the election of what one source has allegedly branded as “MIT’s chief agent, Fathi Bashagha, or another Misratan” as president so that Libya “could be turned into a permanent colony completely under Erdogan’s influence”.

One source has pointed out that the MIT [Turkey’s external intelligence agency] had launched a wide-scale disinformation operation designed to paint a public image for Baghagha as the “saviour of Libya from militias, corruption and military rule”. The source added: “Hifter created an image for himself as the saviour from terrorism, and the MIT wants to sell Bashagha to the Libyan voters as the modern statesman who would lead Libya toward the state institutions, democracy and the rule of law. If you pay close attention to Bashaga’s statement and media appearances over the last two years you can see that they have been visibly and very carefully choreographed and designed to hammer home this message. ”

5CREATE AND PROMOTE A FAKE TURKISH IDENTITY for certain segments of the Libyan population in parts of western Libya based on a fake narrative of history linked to the Ottoman era. One source has said that Turkish state aid and cultural agencies acting as fronts for the MIT had been working towards achieving this goal through investments, promotion of Ottoman-era heritage and Turkish language. Erdogan has repeatedly claimed publicly that there are over one million “Libyan-Turks” whom he claimed cannot be left alone without support.

6 – Declare that the newly-created “Libyan-Turkish” minority requires protection from an alleged hostile majority as PRETEXT JUSTIFYING PERMANENT MILITARY PRESENCE in a tactic similar to that applied in the conflict over Cyprus. One source has explained that the real purpose of this move was providing security protection for the Turkish companies “to facilitate their return to the Libyan market in which they had the lion’s share under the Gaddafi regime”.

7 – Bring back the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) and other al-Qaeda linked groups to Darna and elsewhere in Eastern Libya in order to DESTABILIZE EGYPT AND ESTABLISH TRAINING CAMPS FOR HAMAS and other MIT-linked jihadi pawns to bolster Erdogan’s populist Islamist propaganda.

The video below shows one of the Turkish-backed Misratan fighters telling a Qatari TV reporter yesterday that the real purpose of the Turkish military campaign in Libya was to “to reach Gaza”, adding that the “battle is bigger than Libya and against Islam in Yemen and Syria” in which he said that Khalifa Hifter and the Egyptian president were nothing but minor bumps  on the road towards Gaza. The second video below documents how Hamas’s signature tunnels had been used during the recent conflict in Tripoli.

 

In April 2018, we published evidence linking between Hamas and offshoots of Libya’s LIFG, including the defunct Ansar al-Sharia. In 2020, remnants of the LIFG eastern offshoots such as the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council (BRSC) and the Benghazi Defences Brigades had declared publicly that they were fighting alongside the Turkish military in Tripoli and elsewhere in western Libya.

6 – Marginalize and humiliate the anti-Turkey Libyan Arab population whom one source has warned that they might be subjected to a fate similar to that of the Sunnis in post-Saddam Iraq.

Source: http://libyatimes.net/news/177-leaked-turkey-s-long-term-strategy-in-libya

The COVID-19 Plandemic Is An Experiment In Manipulating The World

16 June 2020

The COVID-19 Plandemic Is An Experiment In Manipulating The World

To be clear, the virus is real…but the hype surrounding the “plandemic” was the first successful global experiment in how to control huge masses or even the entire planet if needed.

To be clear, the virus is real. It is deadly for some categories of the population, but probably 80-90% of those who contracted it have no symptoms at all, though some do display very mild, cold-like symptoms. Still, for about 10% of the infected, there are complications, particularly for the elders and those with multiple life-threatening health issues.

Statistically, if you compare it to Spanish Flu, Swine Flu, or Bird Flu, it isn’t much worse, nor has it taken more lives.

But the hype surrounding the “plandemic” was the first successful global experiment in how to control huge masses or even the entire planet if needed. It was well engineered and mastered. It was scientifically evaluated and used all previously acquired knowledge of human psychology and nature. It targeted the vulnerable minds in a hypnotic way, disarming the entire population in their resistance attempt against totalitarianism and utter state/government power over any individual and the masses as well.

I am shocked at how the entire planet voluntarily and defenselessly accepted the crushing of all constitutions and laws, their imprisonment in their own homes, the destruction of their small businesses, social distancing, and how they are zombified to use useless face coverings and gloves in blind obedience to the authorities.

Nothing, absolutely nothing, in this so-called pandemic can justify the lockdown of the entire planet, destroying whole countries’ economies, destroying all their small businesses, destroying human lives, and destroying the future. The consequences will be deadly, far-reaching, long-running, and worse than any pandemic in recent human history.

The “plandemic” countermeasures are the greatest scam, hoax, and human rights infringement in recent human history, and the story behind it leaves open the door for governments to prolong this “state of emergency” indefinitely, varying and adopting measures as they find fit.

It wasn’t the virus, but the plandemic agenda, that changed the face of this planet forever, and I am really afraid that it is irrevocable, leading us to a dystopian world that I wouldn’t like to live in.

As I wrote 3 years ago:

“This civilization will decay into an autocratic, fascist, totalitarian system to control the entire Earth’s population, with such a firm grip on our necks that we could put up a sign from Dante’s Inferno “Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate” (“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here”). Either that, or we will burn in the nuclear furnace. The clock is ticking, and our time is running out.”

This article is a republication of Slobodan Solajic’s Facebook post that was edited by OneWorld for clarity and shared with his permission

Turkey tests military flights to Libya amid reports of establishing bases

Ankara proving it can rapidly and easily deploy several F-16s and early warning aircraft to Libya, official tells MEE
A Turkish F-16 takes off from Eskisehir as part of the air drill in the Eastern Mediterranean (Handout)

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Turkey’s military conducted an eight-hour long air drill to the Libyan coast on Thursday to show that it could rapidly and easily deploy several F-16s and early warning aircraft to the country if needed, a Turkish official told Middle East Eye.

In a separate formal announcement, Turkey’s military reported that its air force and navy jointly conducted “Open Sea Training” in the Eastern Mediterranean, with 17 aircraft involved having taken off from the city of Eskisehir. Eight frigates and corvettes also joined the drill.

“The activity was conducted in international waters, in a route totalling a 2,000km round trip,” a second Turkish official told MEE. The drill, which was commanded by the military headquarters back in Turkey, also included airtankers and C-130 military cargo planes.

Meanwhile, Turkish media reported that Ankara will establish two military bases in Libya as part of its security cooperation with the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA).

The Yeni Safak daily report, referencing regional sources, said the strategic al-Watiya airbase in western Libya will become a drone hub, where armed UAVs and surveillance aircraft will be deployed. The drones will be protected by Turkish air defence systems, it said.

Al-Watiya was recaptured by the GNA last month with the help of Turkish military assistance, one of a series of victories against Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) that has seen the eastern commander’s offensive in western Libya crumble.

Despite a UN weapons embargo, Turkey signed a military cooperation deal with the GNA and sent drones, armoured vehicles, Syrian mercenaries and military officers to support the government, which was struggling to fight off Haftar’s UAE, Egypt and Russia-backed forces.

Yeni Safa said a second naval base would be established in Misrata, which is crucial for the military supply chain from Turkey.

“Considering the increase of Greek provocations in Eastern Mediterranean, and the strategic importance of naval forces, it is an imperative to maintain the Turkish navy’s presence in the area,” the report said.

Several reports in the Turkish media earlier this week indicated that Ankara plans to contribute to efforts to rebuild Libya once a permanent ceasefire is put in place. The Turkish government also intends to begin oil and gas drilling activities in the country and off its coast in the next few months.

Yeni Safak said that oil company Turkish Petroleum is expected to run the oil facilities in Misrata once the area is totally cleared of LNA forces.

Burhanettin Duran, an expert on international relations who is close to the Turkish government, said in a column on Friday that Turkey should have a four-point plan in Libya to ensure Ankara’s interests are protected.

“Bilateral relations between Ankara and Tripoli must be deepened in the areas of security, energy and investment. This should be extended to the drilling activities on land and sea,” he wrote.

“Secondly, the GNA’s control of Sirte and Jufra should be ensured by seizing the oil crescents with the help of Turkish military advise and armed drones.”

Duran added that Turkey has to have a place in the reconstruction efforts and draft a political solution proposal that would satisfy all parties involved, including the GNA’s rival Benghazi-based government allied with Haftar.

Source: https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-libya-military-drill-bases-gna

New Evidence Suggests Turkey Preparing for Libya-Style Military Intervention in Yemen

Ahmed Abdulkareem
Turkey Yemen Feature Photo

Turkey is sending advisors and weapons into Yemen and flexing its influence in the war-torn country as it seeks to expand its power across the Middle East.

ADEN, YEMEN — As focus begins to turn to developments in Libya and the foreign interference that plagues the Arab country, it seems that Turkey already has its eye elsewhere, preparing for military involvement in Yemen in a move that has sparked concern among Yemenis already struggling against an intervention led by Saudi Arabia, famine and most recently, COVID-19.

Informed sources in Aden and Taiz revealed to MintPress that a militia belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated El-Eslah Party, the ideological and political ally of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, is already engaged in the latest round of fighting in Yemen’s southern provinces, particularly in Abyan and Shabwa.

The Turkish intervention, which extends to Marib – an oil-rich province located 173 kilometers to the northeast of Ansar Allah-controlled Sana’a, has so far been led by officers, experts, and training personnel, and has involved the delivery of weapons, including drones, for use by Turkish allies on the ground. The move paves the way for wider intervention in Yemen that would resemble Turkey’s role in Libya in favor of The Government of National Accord, which is currently battling General Khalifa Haftar’s forces for control over the country.

The Turkish officers and advisors in Yemen are lending comprehensive support to El-Eslah’s militants who have been fighting against the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Abyan since April 26, when the STC imposed emergency rule in Aden and all southern governorates.

Beginning in 2018 and ‘19, dozens of Turkish officers and experts reportedly arrived in many Yemeni areas overlooking the Red Sea and Arabian Sea, particularly in Shabwa, Abyan, Socotra, al-Mahra and coastal Directorate of Mukha near the Bab al-Mandab Strait as well as to Marib. The officers reportedly entered Yemen as aid workers under pseudonyms using Yemeni passports issued illegally from the Yemeni passport headquarters in the governorates of Ma’rib, Taiz, and Al-Mahrah.

Recently, Ankara trained hundreds of Yemeni fighters in Turkey and in makeshift camps inside of Yemen. Moreover, Turkey recruited Libyan and Syrian mercenaries to fight in Yemen bty promising them high salaries to fight for the Muslim Brotherhood in the southern regions and along the western coast of Yemen, according to sources that spoke to MintPress.

One of those sources said that a group of mercenaries was supposed to enter the country last week in a Turkish plane carrying “aid and medicine related to coronavirus pandemic” but the Saudi-led coalition prevented the plane from landing at Aden’s airport. Now, sources say, Turkish intelligence and its allies in Yemen are working on a strategy to enter the country by pushing for eased travel restrictions under the guise of fighting coronavirus.

Yemeni politicians told MintPress that Turkey wants to reach the strategic port of Balhaf and secure for use as a hub to export gas and oil and to control the open coasts of the Arabian Sea and Bab al-Mandab Strait for later use as a gateway for Turkish intervention in the region. Turkish control in those areas would provide access to support and supply Turkish military bases in Somalia and Qatar.

This information provided to MintPress was confirmed by the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Libyan Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Ahmed al-Masmari, who is recruiting Syrian and Lybian mercenaries with attractive salaries to fight with the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen. At this point, both the Saudi-led Coalition and Turkey have exploited the Yemeni poor, recruiting them to fight in both Libya and Syria.

In Taiz, Turkey has opened training camps, the most important of which is located on the outskirts of the al-Hajariya Mountains near the Bab al-Mandab Strait and is run by Hamoud al-Mikhlafi who resides in Turkey and regularly visits Qatar. Al-Mikhlafi also established the “Hamad Camp” in the Jabal Habashi District. Shabwah, and Marib have also received Turkish support.

Ankara has successfully boosted its intelligence presence in Yemen through the use of Turkish humanitarian aid organizations. There are many Turkish “humanitarian relief organizations” operating in three coastal Yemeni regions: Shabwa, Socotra, and the al-Mukha region in Taiz governorate. Among those organizations is the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Agency (IHH) which operates in the governorate of Aden, the Turkish Red Crescent, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), the Turkiye Diyanet Foundation (Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı) among dozens of other Turkish organizations.

Turkey has been supporting Yemen’s El-Eslah Party, founded in 1990, since before the Saudi-led Coalition launched its offensive in Yemen in 2015. Similar to its support for the Government of Accord in Libya, El-Eslah has gained additional momentum in recent years given the power and money it has received from both Turkey and members of the Saudi-led coalition.

An ally in El-Eslah

In a related event, high-ranking government officials from Turkey have traveled to Yemen to develop strategic interests and conclude agreements which could allow Turkey to resort to military force to protect its interests in the country. ln January 2019, Turkey’s deputy interior minister, Ismail Catakln traveled to Aden and held a meeting with high-ranking officials from the El-Eslah party, including Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed, who has been appointed “Prime Minister of Yemen” by ousted President Abdul Mansour al-Hadi on October 18, 2018.

According to a joint official statement, a number of agreements were concluded at the meeting involving humanitarian aid, health and education, economic and service projects, as well as an agreement to activate the joint committee between Yemen and Turkey. The most important agreement was a security and intelligence agreement between the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Ahmed Al-Misri, a member of El-Eslah party.

This came months after “former Yemeni Transport Minister” Saleh al-Jabwani, a Reform Party affiliate, visited Turkey to sign agreements to hand over Yemeni ports, an agreement that was rejected by “Yemeni government officials” belonging to the Saudi-led coalition.

Prior to that, El-Eslah party officials and ministers have taken trips to Turkey to lobby AKP officials and encourage them to invest in Yemen’s transport sector and ports.

Saudi Coalition reels as Turkey ruffles feathers

It is unlikely that Yemen is currently Turkey’s first priority in the region as it has already established a base in Djibouti and has a presence in both Somalia and Sudan, where Ankara has been granted temporary control of Sudan’s Suakin Island, providing it an important foothold into the Red Sea. But Turkey’s efforts in Yemen not only grant it expanded influence in the Bab al-Mandab Strait and the Red Sea but also with influence in the Arabian Sea.

From the perspective of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who are already at odds with Turkey, the presence of Turkish forces in Yemen could be a real threat to their interests. Moreover, a Turkish presence could serve as a very effective trump card for Turkey’s close ally Qatar, which has had a hostile relationship with these countries since the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt broke ties with Doha in 2017. Furthermore, Turkey’s efforts, particularly in the Bab al-Mandeb Strait, are a threat to Egyptian national security. Egypt is also at odds with Turkey due to Ankara’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood and competition for resources in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The Turkish project in Yemen has given new zeal to the Saudi-led Coalition in its efforts to control Yemen’s islands. This week, Eritrean forces supported by the United Arab Emirates launched a military attack to take Yemen’s Hanish Islands in the Red Sea on Tuesday. The attack comes amid renewed tensions that have seen Yemenis that attempt to approach the Islands, even fishermen, arrested by Eritrean forces.

The proactive move by Eritrean President Isaias Afwerk is no surprise as Afwerk rejected previous Turkish efforts to establish a presence on the Sudanese island of Suakin. Eritrea briefly occupied the Hanish Islands in 1995 before retreating after the international arbitration court granted Yemen sovereignty over them.

A fiery clash in Yemen between the Saudi-led coalition and Turkey could be inevitable as the coalition seeks to dominate the Yemeni arena and eliminate Turkish interests there. It is also unlikely Turkey will abandon its allies and geostrategic ambitions in Yemen, as it refused to do in Libya or Syria. Unfortunately, the biggest losers in this scenario are the Yemeni people and their lands.

A quagmire for the would-be invader

Yemenis for their part are concerned about potential Turkish military intervention in their country. They say any additional foreign interference will complicate the situation and eliminate the hope of ending the conflict for dozens of years. Indeed, Yemen is already grappling with COVID-19, a collapsed healthcare system, and an ongoing Saudi-led coalition war and blockade.

However, Ansar Allah and its allies, as well as major parties in Yemen allied with the Saudi-led Coalition, have warned that Turkey’s military intervention in the country will be considered blatant aggression ad will be met by fierce military resistance. They urged the Turks to learn from the coalition’s failed experience and their own history which saw the Ottman Turks lose thousands of troops in Yemen during their ancient forays.

Yemeni Hussein al-Qwabari promised an armed struggle against any Turkish involvement in his country. He got upset when asked if he supports conditional Turkish intervention in Yemen. Al-Qwabari wons a home in Mathbah, which translates roughly into “The Alter.” Mathbah is so named for a famous incident in which thousands of Turkish soldiers were massacred by Yemeni resistance forces and al-Qwabari says he is enthusiastically prepared to repeat the experience of his grandparents in their armed struggle against the Turks.

In fact, the issue of Turkish interference in Yemen is a sensitive topics which provokes national fervor, especially among those old enough to remember the painful experiences of previous intrusions. The Ottoman Turkish Empire reduced Yemen, particularly the north, to a poor and backward vassal state.

There is good reason that Yemen has gained a reputation as a quagmire for would-be invaders. Yemen was not only conquered by the Ottomans Turks once but twice. The first time was in the sixteenth century under the pretext of thwarting Portuguese ambitions and saw Ottoman forces unable to capture the whole of Yemen. The Turks sent more than 80,000 soldiers to suppress local uprisings against foreign intervention but only 7,000 Turks returned home. The Turks returned in the nineteenth century and were again expelled in the 1910s.

However, many Yemeni activists belong to El-Eslah, including high-ranking officials in the party as well as journalists, have increased calls to make room for Turkey in Yemen, citing the gains made in Libya by groups supported by Turkey,

“We want Turkish intervention in Yemen,” Anis Mansour, the former Media attaché at the Yemeni embassy in Saudi Arabia said in a video posted from Turkey in which he spoke in front of the infamous Hagia Sophia. Mansour runs a network of social media activists and lives in Qatar. Supporters of Turkish intervention among Yemenis stems from the hope that Turkish military activities could stem Saudi and Emirati ambitions in the country and end the chaos and tragedy left by the coalition. They believe that the Turks can end the war and return the former government to Sana’a. Other Yemenis believe that Turkish intervention will be little more than an alternative to Saudi intervention and will do little to change the situation on the ground.

Yemenis collectively have not forgotten their experiences during both British and Turkish intervention. They are well-acquainted with outside forces that yearn for Yemen for its geographic location more than for its people. Today, they are experiencing another intervention, led by the richest countries in the world. They see neighbors that share a common language and faith do nothing while they are killed by hunger, disease, and incessant bombing.

This has ultimately caused an opening for Turkey as war-weary Yemenis may be amenable to a new foreign invader provided that their rights, sovereignty, and independence are respected.

Feature photo | Fighters of the ‘Shelba’ unit, a militia allied with the U.N.-supported Libyan government, aim at enemy positions at the Salah-addin neighborhood front line in Tripoli, Libya, Aug 31, 2019. Ricard Garcia Vilanova | AP

Ahmed AbdulKareem is a Yemeni journalist. He covers the war in Yemen for MintPress News as well as local Yemeni media.

L’Onu sta a guardare mentre Erdogan e i Fratelli Musulmani distruggono la Libia

8 Giugno 2020.

Di Vanessa Tomassini.

La Libia continua a precipitare in un vortice di morte e violenza dopo che il Governo di Accordo Nazionale (GNA), con base a Tripoli e sostenuto dalla Turchia di Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ha rifiutato qualsiasi accordo di cessate il fuoco nonostante numerosi appelli della Comunità internazionale per una tregua. Dopo il ritiro del Libyan National Army (LNA) dalla Libia occidentale per proteggere i civili dal fuoco indiscriminato delle milizie di Fayez al-Serraj e Fathi Pashagha, sabato il generale Khalifa Haftar ha inviato consistenti rinforzi dalle città di Bengasi e Marj, a Sirte, comprese le Forze Speciali, anche conosciute come la Brigata Al-Saiqa, guidata dal comandante Wanis Bukhamada.

Secondo militari di Sirte, più di 30 membri delle milizie del GNA sono stati uccisi nella periferia della città che ha dato i natali al colonnello Muammar Gheddafi. L’LNA guidato dal feldmaresciallo Haftar ha respinto le milizie di Tripoli e Misurata, costringendole a ritirarsi oltre l’area di Al-Washka sabato. L’LNA ha anche affermato di aver abbattuto due droni turchi, bruciando più di una dozzina di veicoli appartenenti alle milizie Al-Wefaq a causa dei bombardamenti aerei e alla prontezza dell’esercito libico sugli assi di Sirte.

Per trovare una soluzione pacifica alla crisi, dopo la ripresa dei colloqui del gruppo di contatto sponsorizzato dalle Nazioni Unite a Ginevra (5 + 5), il generale Haftar e il presidente del parlamento libico, Aquila Salah, sono arrivati al Cairo per colloqui di alto livello con il presidente egiziano Abdel Fatah al-Sisi. Durante una conferenza stampa congiunta, i tre hanno annunciato un nuovo piano per la Libia, che mira a consentire legittime elezioni presidenziali e parlamentari. Haftar ha accettato la nuova iniziativa politica che include un cessate il fuoco da lunedì e un piano di pace a lungo termine. La Comunità internazionale ha accolto con favore la “Dichiarazione del Cairo”, in particolare gli Emirati Arabi Uniti, Francia, Germania e l’Ambasciata degli Stati Uniti in Libia; mentre l’Italia e la Turchia sono rimaste in silenzio, così come la Missione di Sostegno delle Nazioni Unite in Libia (UNSMIL).

Parlando a fianco di Haftar e Aquila Saleh, Sisi ha proposto un piano che prevede colloqui a Ginevra, l’elezione di un consiglio direttivo, lo scioglimento delle milizie e l’uscita di tutti i combattenti stranieri dalla Libia. Il GNA di Serraj e l’Alto Consiglio di Stato, guidato dall’esponente della Fratellanza Musulmana, Khaled al-Meshri, hanno respinto le proposte dell’Egitto. Mentre la maggior parte dei libici hanno criticato sui social network la posizione di UNSMIL, accusando in particolare la Rappresentante Speciale del Segretario Generale (SRSG), Stephanie Williams, di non essere neutrale, patteggiando per il GNA, in particolare per il ministro dell’Interno Fathi Pashagha. I libici hanno chiesto di nominare con urgenza un nuovo inviato dopo le dimissioni di Ghassan Salamé a marzo. Va detto che Francia e Italia, i principali attori europei coinvolti nel fascicolo libico, hanno precedentemente concordato di trovare un nuovo inviato delle Nazioni Unite nel Paese nordafricano.

La Missione ha perso qualsiasi credibilità ignorando i recenti crimini delle bande armate di al-Wefaq, nelle aree precedentemente controllate dall’esercito libico. Dieci civili sono stati uccisi in Qasr Bin Gashir, il 4 giugno, due famiglie sono state massacrate nei pressi della città di Sirte il giorno dopo. Le milizie di Tripoli e Misurata hanno bruciato e saccheggiato il centro commerciale della città di Tarhouna, devastato il cimitero come atto di vendetta contro i civili che sostengono l’LNA, oltre ad aver incendiato diverse case ed il parco naturale.

Nemmeno agli animali sono stati risparmiati dalla violenza delle milizie criminali e terroristiche di Serraj e Pashagha. Il leone del fratello al-Kani è stato ucciso, così come gazzelle e cervi del parco. Secondo quanto riferito dai civili, un uomo è stato ucciso da gruppi di al-Wefaq, a Bani Walid, con l’accusa di preparare i pasti per le truppe di Haftar, un altro giovane è stato trucidato per la sospetta affiliazione col Governo ad interim nell’est del Paese.

È chiaro a tutti che il conflitto libico è stato prolungato dall’interferenza turca. Il presidente Recep Tayyip Erdogan ha dispiegato migliaia di mercenari siriani in Libia dalla fine del 2019 fino ad oggi. Il popolo libico ha respinto il ruolo di Erdogan nel sostenere i Fratelli Musulmani, i suoi piani espansionistici nella regione e i suoi sogni per il ritorno dell’Impero ottomano. Il leader tunisino del partito politico Ennadha e capo del parlamento, Rashid Ghannouchi, insieme ai leader dell’ala libica della Fratellanza, Ali al-Salabi e Muhammad Sowan, hanno chiesto ad Erdogan di intervenire in Libia con il pretesto di “proteggere il governo legittimo e difendere lo stato civile contro i militari regolari”, ma la verità è che il loro progetto è vicino al collasso. Liberare Tripoli dalle milizie significa fermare i finanziamenti del gruppo ecco perché si oppongono così ferocemente all’istituzione dell’establishment militare.

Preoccupata per la sicurezza dei suoi Stati membri, anche l’Europa ha ripetutamente condannato la collaborazione turca e del GNA, a seguito di numerosi report che indicano elementi radicali siriani in Libia come difensori del Governo di Al-Sarraj. Erdogan mira a intimidire l’Europa e in particolare l’Italia mentre quegli estremisti si infiltrano tra i migranti in partenza dalla Libia occidentale verso le coste europee. Secondo quanto riferito, almeno 41 siriani sono arrivati ​​in Italia via mare, confermando che la prossima destinazione dei mercenari di Erdogan è l’Europa.

Erdogan ha avuto un ruolo distruttivo in Siria e sta ripetendo i suoi errori in Libia. L’intervento della Turchia aveva infranto il diritto internazionale e riacceso il conflitto. Il presidente turco Erdogan dovrebbe essere indagato e accusato di crimini di guerra nel corso dell’offensiva militare del suo paese in Siria, l’ex procuratore e investigatore delle Nazioni Unite, Carla Del Ponte, ha più volte detto, indicando che Erdogan invade il territorio siriano per distruggere i curdi.

Da ottobre 2019, i russi e le forze turche hanno iniziato a pattugliare la striscia di terra di 10km, nel nord-est della Siria, dove le truppe americane erano state dispiegate per anni accanto ai loro ex alleati curdi. Gli alleati NATO della Turchia, compresi gli Stati Uniti, hanno criticato la sua incursione militare nel nord-est della Siria, temendo che questa avrebbe minato la lotta contro i militanti dello Stato Islamico. Tuttavia le nazioni europee sono state riluttanti a confrontarsi con la Turchia per le sue azioni, dopo che Erdogan ha minacciato di “aprire le porte” ai rifugiati affinché in migliaia potessero dirigersi verso l’Europa. In Libia come in Siria, Erdogan usa i migranti come strumento di contrattazione.

Le folli missioni all’estero, il continuo sostegno militare e finanziario ai Fratelli Musulmani, il finanziamento dei gruppi terroristici e la campagna espansionistica coloniale hanno ridotto in povertà milioni di turchi. Nonostante la forte repressione contro la stampa per nascondere la cattiva gestione dell’emergenza COVID-19, la lira turca ha raggiunto i minimi storici nel tasso di cambio con il dollaro, portando alla fuga degli investitori stranieri.

Questo spiega perché il partito di Erdogan vede una crescente opposizione. Durante il mese sacro del Ramadan, al posto dell’adhan, la chiamata alla preghiera dell’Islam, diverse moschee di Smirne hanno sorprendentemente diffuso le note della canzone italiana “Bella Ciao”. Le parole “O partigiano, portami via”, sebbene nella versione “Cav Bella”, adattata in turco, suonavano come una gigantesca critica al regime di Erdogan, se non una vera beffa. Tanto che ha provocato la reazione del portavoce del partito islamista, un ex ministro turco. La gente in seguito ha capito che la canzone “Bella Ciao” in turco, diffusa dalle mosche di Smirne, era quella cantata da Grup Yorum, la band folk che ha visto la morte di tre dei suoi membri per via di uno sciopero della fame, dopo che Erdogan ha vietato loro di esibirsi in concerto usando la falsa accusa di collegamenti con il terrorismo.

La cantante Helin Bolek, il bassista Ibrahim Gokcek e il chitarrista Mustafa Kocak si sono lasciati morire dopo 300 giorni di digiuno volontario.  La band Grup Yorum è nata nel famoso quartiere di Istanbul che più si oppone al partito di Erdogan. Alla fine dei loro concerti, il gruppo era solito concludere l’esibizione in un grande abbraccio con il pubblico, cantando insieme “Bella Ciao” in turco. Una canzone cara anche ai guerriglieri curdi sia a Kobane, in Siria, sia nel PKK, il Partito dei Lavoratori del Kurdistan.

Preso da: https://specialelibia.it/2020/06/08/lonu-sta-a-guardare-mentre-erdogan-e-i-fratelli-musulmani-distruggono-la-libia/

Turkish political analyst reveals Turkish plan to establish military bases in Libya with complicity of GNA

9 june 2020.

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

ANKARA – Turkish political analyst, close to the Turkish government, Yusuf Katipoglu, revealed the existence of a Turkish plan with the complicity of Fayez al-Sarraj government (GNA), that paves the way for further concessions to establish Turkish military bases in Libya under the pretext of protecting oil fields.

Katipoglu, in an interview on the ninth Turkish TV channel broadcasting in Arabic, spoke about the size of the Turkish aggression in Libya represented by intelligence participation, drones, the presence of frigates, battleships and Turkish naval ships located off the Libyan coast.

“Do not be surprised if I tell you that perhaps in the coming days we will hear about building Turkish military bases in eastern Libya and in the north of Libya to protect oil installations after the end of the battles that revolve around them,” he said.

Katipoglu pointed out that the aim of the Turkish aggression was not only western Libya, but Libya as a whole, including the Libyan East and Benghazi.

Source: https://www.addresslibya.co/en/archives/56918

 

Video: Turkey’s Third Massacre of Civilians in Less than a Week

June 9, 2020.

After the massacres of Qasr bin Ghashir and displaced families south of Sirte, the Turkish drones committed on Monday, a new massacre in the 30th region west of Sirte, killing 5 members of al-Fitouri family, including women and children, and one elderly woman and man, totaling now 7. 

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(Libya, 9 June 2020) – Eyewitnesses in Sirte confirmed the death of Salih, Ahmed, and Salsabeel Salem Al-Fitouri, all children, and their mother Najat Saleh, and father, Saleh Al-Fitouri.

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The Turkish intense bombing also claimed the lives of Ali Faraj Ashtaiwi and Ali Faraj Ashtaiwi.

It had been just a week after Turkish drones massacred 12 civilians, including women and children, in al-Manara neighborhood in Qasr bin Ghashir, and turned them into pieces.

A Turkish drone also committed another massacre on Friday, 5 June, south of Sirte. It bombed Mesbah Faraj al-Suwaidi al-Qaddafi, the owner of the Bohadi restaurant, and a family, including women and children, who may be among the displaced from Tarhouna but they could not be identified.

The source confirmed that Mesbah al-Qaddafi was at the site of the bombing to receive the displaced families from the city of Tarhouna to Abu Hadi area, south of Sirte.

These direct strikes on unarmed confirm that Turkish drones systematically target civilians to terrorize them before the advance of militants of the Government of National Accord (GNA) inside the targeted areas, observers say.

© Al Marsad English (2020)

 

FURTHER LINKS

Turkish Drones Bombs Civilians South of Sirte, Commits the Second Massacre in Days

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Turkish Drones Kill Family of 12 in Qasr Bin Ghashir

Original: https://almarsad.co/en/2020/06/09/turkeys-third-massacre-of-civilians-in-less-than-a-week/