Nella Libia del dopo Sarraj spunta Saif al Islam, il figlio di Gheddafi

19 settembre 2020.

Conseguenza delle dimissioni due giorni fa di Fayez Sarraj da premier del governo di Tripoli appare quella del momentaneo ritorno in auge di Khalifa Haftar a Bengasi. Ma l’ex «uomo forte» della Cirenaica è troppo debole per capitalizzare politicamente. I russi non lo sostengono più e paiono invece appoggiare discretamente Saif al Islam, il figlio più politico di Muammar Ghaddafi. Putin resta fortemente attratto dai vecchi ghaddafiani duri e puri, mentre è offeso da quelli che considera i voltafaccia altezzosi di Haftar. Fonti tripoline raccontano di un aereo russo che negli ultimi giorni avrebbe condotto Saif da Zintan a Mosca per colloqui riservati. Sono sviluppi caotici e carichi di colpi di scena in questa Libia frammentata, che dalla caduta di Gheddafi nel 2011 è sempre più vittima delle faide interne alimentate dalle ingerenze politiche e militari straniere. Soltanto un paio di settimane fa sembrava che la ripresa del dialogo tra Sarraj e i leader della Cirenaica in vista della creazione di un governo unitario potesse essere garantita dalla marginalizzazione di Haftar. Ma adesso di due governi nemici sono entrambi dimissionari e lacerati dalle lotte interne per la successione. L’Onu e l’Europa provano a ritessere le fila del dialogo con i prossimi incontri di Ginevra assieme al progetto tedesco di una conferenza internazionale virtuale sulla Libia il 5 ottobre. Ma intanto Putin ed Erdogan si parlano direttamente e sono loro a dettare le regole del gioco.


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Libyans Celebrate 51st Anniversary of the Great Al Fatah Revolution, September 1, 2020

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Across Libya with the only exception of the terrorist controlled areas in and near Tripoli, all legitimate Libyan people celebrate the 51st anniversary of the great Al Fatah revolution. The bloodless coup that gave Libya her sovereignty for the first time in hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. The great tribes of Libya appointed Colonel Moammar Al Ghadafi to lead Libya into a new and prosperous era which he did in a spectacular manner. He created a government that shared the wealth of Libya with her people. Just a short list of his accomplishments is listed in the meme below the article

Ghadafi created the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya represented by the green flag. Most people don’t understand that this was a completely different form of socialism. Truly not the real socialism used by other countries. In Libya there was no tax, the money that was shared with the people came from the great rich oil assets of Libya. The Libyan government only required 49% of the oil riches of Libya to run the country, the other money was partitioned out to the people via cash and other benefits.

The govenment of Libya consisted of two houses, one elected (House of Representatives) and one made up of tribal leaders from all over Libya called the General Secretariat of the Tribes. There was also a Prime Minister. Ghadafi was not the leader of the country in 2011 when NATO lied and destroyed the country. Ghadafi had been required to step down according to the 2006 treaty signed with Condoleeza Rice. The Libyan people still considered him their “spiritual leader” as it was explained to us. So there was no dictatorship in Libya there was a duly elected government of the people and it was a pure democracy as the tribal leaders were in direct touch with their people all the time. This created a voice for the people unlike anywhere else in the world.

The dream of the Libyan people represented by the great tribes of Libya (all Libyans are members of tribes) is to hold a full country election and install a new government for the people of Libya using the great Jamahiriya as their guide reinstating many if not all of the principles written by their great leader in his famous “Green Book”.

The biggest problem they face are terrorists, radicals and mercenaries who run tthe country in the west by force. These are the criminal remnants of NATO, most of the Libyans involved with the terrorists (called rats by the legitimate Libyans) are traitors, thieves and criminals (less than 10% of Libyans are rats). The others are mercenaries brought in by Qatar and Turkey to save whatever hold they have on Libya.. There are 2 main groups of terrorists – one fighting with Serraj, the UN / Turkey puppet that is Muslim Brother hood and working with Erdogan who dreams of reinstating the Ottoman empire in Libya. The second group is made up of radical terrorists also, they are from Misurata and support Fathi Bashagha, the so called interior minister. The Serraj led GNA has fired Bashagha, blaming him for killing protestors last week. Bashagha is supported by the terrorists from the port city of Misurata that has its own gangs of terrorists. So, now you have the people of Tripoli caught between a war of two different factions both of them held up solely by gangs, terrorists and thugs; armed and funded by Turkey and Qatar.

For the above stated reason, there was very little celebrations in Tripoli as already 23 people in the streets (unarmed) have been shot and killed.

I have posted a link here to a video the city of Ghat in the south of Libya with the people celebrating.  There are many such videos from all over Libya.

God bless the Libyan people in their struggle to free themselves from the illegitimate, oppressors and occupiers of their beautiful country.

Prime Minister of Eastern Libya’s Government Resigns While Fayez al-Saraj Clings to Power youth block a road with burning tires in Libya’s eastern coastal city of Benghazi on September 12, 2020

Abdullah al-Thinni’s government in eastern Libya resigned, responding to the calls of protesters who took to the streets of Benghazi, al-Bayda, Tobruk, Shahat, al-Marj, and the marginalized areas of the south,  while the  government of Fayez al-Sarraj ignored the angry voices in the west of the country, appointing a number of warlords to sovereign positions, elaborating a policy of hiding behind the weapons of militias capable of suppressing anyone calling for the overthrow of the Tripoli authorities.

A tragic situation grips all of Libya. The people are suffering from a comprehensive collapse of basic services; there is no water, electricity, gas for cooking, fuel, financial liquidity in banks, no salaries that arrive on time, and  health institutions are collapsing in the face of the Corona virus. In addition, the western region is plagued by  unruly militias, mercenaries, in consecration of the Turkish occupation and the Brotherhood’s plots to achieve more penetration into state institutions.

In the south, it is not possible to talk about the existence of a state. The suffering endured for nine years has been absolute. The local population live as if they are in another country, outside of time and space, and despite the vast wealth that is below and above the ground, none of it belongs to the people of Fezzan, which seems just tracts of quicksand and thirsty oases in a remote corner of the Sahara Desert, where only smugglers cross borders to steal gold and antiquities.

In the east of the country, the situation is different, as the army was able to rededicate the concept of the state, and found great support from the people of Cyrenaica.

But the politicians in Tripoli serve  their own interests, enjoying  profits they receive from corruption. This increased social tension has contributed to obstructing political solutions, and even the process of liberating the country from militias and terrorist groups.

A member in the House of Representatives and the State Consultative Council receives a monthly salary of 16 thousand dinars, along with housing, transportation, funds for travel and residence abroad, and a pension salary of 80 percent of the original salary, that is, more than 12 thousand dinars, and they obtain a privilege of exchange in foreign currencies at the same rate diplomats receive, while a teacher’s salary does not exceed 500 dinars, or about $ 90 at the parallel exchange rate, and they usually wait for months to receive it.

The rampant corruption in the joints of the Libyan state, and in the governments of the West and the East, is a systematic corruption from which non-politicians and the majority of people do not benefit, and it is the real reason for the continuation of the conflict. The current politicians do not want the country to arrive at a solution to the crisis, nor elections that they fear will push them out of power, influence and loose money that wanders easily between pockets and bank accounts at home and abroad.

As in Iraq after 2003, after 2011, Libya turned into a mafia state, which prompted the former UN envoy, Ghassan Salame, to say that it was witnessing the largest looting operation, which creates a new millionaire every day, while the people face poverty, destitution, disease, lack of services and insecurity, especially in the western region.

In 2019, Libya ranked No. 168 out of 180 countries on the Transparency International list, with only 18 points out of 100, according to the international organization’s standard. In the last four years, under the reconciliation government, the numbers ranged between 14 and 18 points, despite the fact that the government claims to be legitimate and is supported by the United Nations.

During the past few years, at least 200 billion dollars were spent without having any impact on the land or the lives of the people.  Services provided by the previous government, especially in the field of water, electricity and infrastructure, were completely destroyed.  From areas filled with life, Libya became a den of ghosts, as a result of war and the complete darkness that has become the new normal in a country that is supposed to be one of the richest countries in the region.

When demonstrators in Tripoli went out to denounce this situation and demand their rights, Fayez al-Sarraj directed his armed militias to terrorize them in Martyrs Square and the neighbourhoods and suburbs of the capital, and the Brotherhood assigned mercenaries to penetrate the movement,  to strike them down from within.  But in the eastern region the matter differed as the army recommended protection of the protesters, and therefore, there was no clash between security forces and the demonstrators except in a limited context, when infiltrators were discovered trying to utilize the spontaneous popular movement to serve the agendas of political Islam, which still has some supporters despite the elimination of its militias and armed terrorist gangs.

The most important lesson given by the eastern Libyan movement is that there is no alternative to the presence of a national army to protect the people, using its influence in the public interest, as well as the existence of a legislative reference to which the executive authority returns.  However,  in the west of the country, there is no army; only  conflicting militias, and no legislative institution. Al-Sarraj’s government did not gain the confidence of Parliament and governs under conditions of martial law.

Abdullah al-Thani submitted his resignation to the House of Representatives after realizing that there was no way for him to continue in his position, while al-Sarraj was still holding power, tied to militias, mercenaries and the Turkish occupier.

The Libyan people will not remain silent about their stolen rights and wealth, and will not accept the continuation of  living under the weight of the corrupt who turned  back decades of progress, overthrew their dreams of prosperity and robbed them of  hope for a decent life. They will take back the life their ancestors knew before the Nakba.

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Italian Report on Qatari Role in Training Terrorist Groups During 2011 in Libya

August 25, 2020

Italian political analyst Giuseppe Gagliano analysed the military cooperation agreement between Qatar, Libya, and Turkey announced this month, arguing that it is part of a well-planned strategy of cooperation, training, and funding of proxy radical Islamist groups since 2011.

“Doha openly supported the Turkish military Operation Spring of Peace in north-eastern Syria to expand the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood.”— Giuseppe Gagliano

(Libya, 25 August 2020) – According to the Egyptian newspaper Al-Yawm Al-Sabi’, with regard to bilateral relations between Turkey and Qatar, the Italian political analyst Giuseppe Gagliano said: “Turkey has always supported Qatar militarily and received ample financial support in exchange. It is sufficient to recall that, for example, the deputy commander of the Ankara forces, Ahmed bin Muhammad, is also the head of the Qatari Military Academy. In other words, the training of military cadres depends on the pro-Turkish political and religious loyalty.”

He pointed out that the presence of the Turkish security forces in Qatar tangibly represents the importance of the Turkish political-military influence in Doha represented by the Tariq ibn Ziad base that embraces the command of the “Qatari-Turkish joint force.”

The report drew attention to the fact that Qatar’s arms imports from Turkey have increased dramatically allowing Ankara to obtain revenues of US$335 million. “Doha openly supported the Turkish military Operation Spring of Peace in north-eastern Syria to expand the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood,” argued Gagliano.

According to the report: “On the investment side, Qatar has disbursed US$15 billion since 2018 and purchased a 50% stake in BMC, a Turkish armored vehicle manufacturer. There is also the state-controlled military software company in Ankara, which has signed a partnership agreement with Al-Mesned International Holdings in Qatar for a joint venture specializing in cyber-security. However, one of the most important agreements to rectify the ailing Turkish  economy is that of 20 May thanks to which the Turkish Central Bank announced that it had tripled its currency exchange agreement with Qatar.”

The Italian analyst added: “As regards Libya-Qatar relations, Doha took advantage of the political weaknesses of both the European Union and the UN. Furthermore, the relative US disengagement from the Middle Eastern theatre – given that the Trump administration’s priorities are China, the Indo-Pacific, and Russia – have in fact granted an undoubted strategic advantage to Doha.”

On Libya, Gagliano said, “Taking advantage of this situation of instability, Qatar has tried to exploit this propitious opportunity to gain greater weight and significance at the geopolitical level in Libya. Precisely for this reason, Qatar’s military presence in the 2011 conflict, alongside NATO, was certainly significant not only thanks to the use of air force but also through the training of Libyan rebels both on Libyan territory and in Doha. We should not also forget the relevant role that their special forces played in the final assault against Gaddafi.”

Qatari Emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, kissing the forehead of the radical Islamist cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi who lives in Doha.

He continued, “With the fall of Gaddafi’s regime, Qatar recognized the National Transitional Council as a legitimate political institution and supported it at all levels. Another leverage, and at the same time a means of penetration into Libya, was certainly the brothers Ali Sallabi and Ismail al-Sallabi persecuted by the Gaddafi regime. In particular, Ali Sallabi is certainly one of the most important men linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. Another key man for Qatar was certainly Abdel-Hakim Belhaj, considered by both the CIA and the US State Department as a dangerous terrorist as leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG).”

Qatar’s Hamad al-Marri with the Emir of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), Abdel-Hakim Belhaj and Mahdi Harati in August 2011.

According to the article: “Qatar invests heavily in the reconstruction of Tripoli’s military infrastructure. Indeed, it is not a coincidence that the Qatari delegation that recently visited Tripoli comprised military advisers and instructors who held meetings with their Libyan and Turkish counterparts.”


After Entry in Bab al-Aziziyah in 2011, Qatar’s Al-Marri Returns to Tripoli with Turkey and GNA

The controversial and sinister Qatari Special Forces officer Hamad al-Marri, who is wanted on charges of terrorism by the Artab Quartet, has resurfaced in the capital Tripoli when he entered Tripoli for the first time in 2011 to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi. However, today, he is a visitor through the offices of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Turkey.

Qatari Special Forces officer Hamad al-Marri,

(Libya, 17 August 2020) – Although his name and identity were not announced to the media as being part of the delegation, Al-Marsad managed to identify Qatar’s Hamad al-Marri whose full name is Hamad Abdullah bin Fatees al-Marri from the photos of the delegation that accompanied the Qatari Defense Minister to Tripoli, Khalid al-Attiyah—despite wearing a military uniform and covering half of his face with a military cap.

Qatar’s Hamad al-Marri sitting near Qatari Defense Minister to Tripoli, Khalid al-Attiyah at the meeting at Al-Mahary Hotel in the present of the State Council’s Khaled Al-Mishri.

Al-Marri appeared in these pictures during a meeting of the Qatari and Turkish defense ministers with the Head of the High Council of the State, Khaled al-Mishri, at Al-Mahary Hotel, accompanied by the Undersecretary of the GNA’s Ministry of Defense, Salah al-Din al-Namroush.


Hamad al-Marri was the Qatari officer responsible for the joint Qatari Special Forces, both arming and conducting special operations in Libya in 2011. He was also closely associated with the Emir of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), Abdel-Hakim Belhaj (also known as Abu Abdullah al-Sadiq), whom he brought to the Bab al-Aziziyah camp on 20 August 2011, as shown in this footage. Al-Marri was later promoted as a reward for his work in Libya with the Islamist insurgents.

At the time, the Qataris showcased Belhaj as the “liberating commander” of Tripoli which aroused the discontent of many revolutionaries, especially the Zintan fighters who knew that Belhaj did not deserve such credit and the completely false publicity given to him by Al Jazeera and various other Islamist networks. The Zintanis were suspicious of the media campaign around Belhaj and as the Libya revolution progressed they were proved right.

One of those who was suspicious of Qatar’s intentions and its role at the time was Osama al-Juwaili who, ironically enough, today was among those who received the Qatari and Turkish delegations that includes al-Marri at Mitiga airport in Tripoli. Some leaders from the Zintan and other cities, and even from the former Transitional Council, its executive office, and even the former regime, accused al-Marri and Belhaj of stealing the Libyan state security archive.

Qatar’s Hamad al-Marri with the Emir of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), Abdel-Hakim Belhaj and Mahdi Harati in August 2011.

Moreover, al-Marri on the day of the entry into Tripoli in 2011 was carrying his weapon when he reopened the Qatari embassy in Tripoli with other officers of the Qatari forces. Furthermore, he placed the Qatari flag on the monument of the US raid in 1986 located in the headquarters in Bab al-Aziziyah in such a insulting and provocative manner, the footage of which Libyans have never forgotten or forgiven.


Al-Marri is also accused in Tunisia of opening suspicious bank accounts to carry out sabotage operations and pay bribes. Since 2017, Tunisia has placed his name on the lists of those banned from entering its territory according to a Tunisian parliamentary investigation.

The Qatari opposition describes al-Marri as the “thug” of the Special Forces and the arm of the Emiri Diwan for secret operations, including funding in various such as Syria through his dealings and support for al-Nusra Front as admitted by Qatar.

Al-Marri also played a prominent role in supporting Operation Libya Dawn with money and weapons, as well as the collapsed Shura Councils in Benghazi and Derna. He is also on the terrorist lists issued by the Arab Quartet on charges of secret communication with the Houthi militia in Yemen, which led to the killing of Arab soldiers while Qatar was part of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen before its withdrawal therefrom and later siding with the Houthis and Iran.


Slouching Towards Sirte NATO’s War on Libya and Africa

“Forte’s  book is a must-read for anyone seriously interested in understanding the motives and consequences of the West’s onslaught against Libya and African development.”  Dan Glazebrook, Ceasefire Magazine

NATO’s war in Libya was proclaimed as a humanitarian intervention—bombing in the name of “saving lives.” Attempts at diplomacy were stifled. Peace talks were subverted. Libya was barred from representing itself at the UN, where shadowy NGOs and “human rights” groups held full sway in propagating exaggerations, outright falsehoods, and racial fear mongering that served to sanction atrocities and ethnic cleansing in the name of democracy. The rush to war was far speedier than Bush’s invasion of Iraq.

Max Forte has scrutinized the documentary history from before, during, and after the war. He argues that the war on Libya was not about human rights, nor entirely about oil, but about a larger process of militarizing U.S. relations with Africa. The development of the Pentagon’s Africa Command, or AFRICOM, was in fierce competition with Pan-Africanist initiatives such as those spearheaded by Muammar Gaddafi.

libya_nato_airstrikes_04-low-res-275x183Far from the success NATO boasts about or the “high watermark” proclaimed by proponents of the “Responsibility to Protect,” this war has left the once prosperous, independent and defiant Libya in ruin, dependency and prolonged civil strife.

About humanitarian imperialism, Max Forte writes:

“Desperate to finally be seen as the liberators of Arabs, rescuing poor victims with the finest of American exports (human rights), some would understandably feel compelled to exploit the suffering of others (residents fleeing Sirte) and turn that into something worthy of celebration. This is an example of the abduction process at the centre of Western, liberal humanitarianism: it can only function by first directly or indirectly creating the suffering of others, and by then seeing every hand as an outstretched hand, pleading or welcoming. We see (or imagine) helpless others, gobbling morsels of food that we hand them, brown mouths chugging down water from our plastic bottles, and we feel accomplished. Our moral might is reaffirmed by the physical plight of others. Clearly, the humanitarian relation is not a relation between equals. We are not our “brothers’ keepers” then, but rather we are more like animal keepers. Bombing for us is really just an animal management technology, and our relationship to the world remains a zoological one.” (Slouching Towards Sirte, p. 97.


“(Max Forte’s) book is a powerful argument against the humanitarian myth promoted by western powers to mask the imposition of their dominance on other societies.” – Damir Mirkovic, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Brandon University

“Thoroughly researched and impeccably referenced, (Slouching Towards Sirte) tells the story of the real aims and real consequences of the war on Libya in its historical perspective. Its author, Maximilian Forte, is well placed to do so. A professor of social anthropology in Montreal, much of his writing and research in recent years has been dedicated to the new imperialism, and especially its ‘humanitarian’ cover. He was amongst the first to really expose violent racism within the Libyan insurrection, and its role in facilitating NATO’s goals in Africa, and has provided consistently excellent analyses of the media coverage surrounding the conflict.”  Dan Glazebrook, Ceasefire Magazine

Slouching Towards Sirte is “a meticulously documented study in hypocrisy: that of the U.S. elite, of the Gulf ruling classes who have lately

Finalist for QWF Non-Fiction Prize

Finalist for QWF Non-Fiction Prize

welded their agenda directly onto that of the United States, and of the liberal bombardiers who emerged in the crucible of ‘humanitarian’ wars of the 1990s only to re-emerge as cheerleaders of the destruction of another Arab country in 2011.(…) Forte is able to bring to bear evidence that NATO carried out extensive war crimes during the ‘liberation’ of Sirte, and the evidence is impeccable…” Max Ajl, Monthly Review, April 2013 (55-59)

Slouching Towards Sirte is a penetrating critique, not only of the NATO intervention in Libya, but of the concept of humanitarian intervention and imperialism in our time. It is the definitive treatment of NATO’s war on Libya. It is difficult to imagine it will be surpassed.” Stephen Gowans, What’s Left, Read More

“Forte’s allegations that NATO’s war was manufactured by liberal interventionists and “iPad imperialists” whose agenda to disrupt African independence and execute regime change under the “fig leaf” of saving lives are chilling—and persuasive. So too is the timeline of events between the start of the protests and the propagandist hysteria promulgated online. Even though Forte couches descriptions of Gaddafi in amorphous, guarded language, he isn’t an apologist. In this provocative and unabashedly direct book, Forte speaks truth to power.” ForeWord Reviews, January 4, 2013, read full review…

The Public Archive identified Slouching Towards Sirte as one of 10 Books for 2012 on its Black Radical Reading List.

Maximilian C. Forte is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec. He

Max Forte

Max Forte

teaches courses in the field of political anthropology dealing with “the new imperialism,” Indigenous resistance movements and philosophies, theories and histories of colonialism, and critiques of the mass media. Max is a founding member of Anthropologists for Justice and Peace. He writes regularly for the Zero Anthropology Project, CounterPunch, and was formerly a columnist for Al Jazeera Arabic.

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موسى إبراهيم: الانتهاكات ضد مؤيدي سيف الإسلام تفضح النزعة الجهوية لقيادة الرجمة العميلة ومشروعها السلطوي

أوج – القاهرة
اعتبر المتحدث السابق باسم اللجنة الشعبية العامة، الدكتور موسى إبراهيم، اليوم الثلاثاء، أن عمليات المداهمة والقبض والاعتقال التعسفي، التي طالت العشرات من المدنيين في عدة مدن في شرق ليبيا من المؤيدين للدكتور سيف الإسلام القذافي، والتي تطورت اليوم في سرت إلى الاعتداء على العائلات وقتل الشباب البريء وترهيب الأطفال في مضاجع نومهم، تزيد من تكريس الصورة السلبية لقيادة مشروع الكرامة والجيش.

ورأى إبراهيم، في تدوينة عبر حسابه الشخصي بموقع التواصل الاجتماعي “فيس بوك”، تحت عنوان “إفلاس الرجمة والموقف الصحيح للوطنيين في ليبيا”، رصدتها “أوج”، أن كل هذه الانتهاكات تفضح النزعة السلطوية والجهوية والفردية للمسيطرين على الأمور في الرجمة.

وأشار المتحدث السابق باسم اللجنة الشعبية العامة، إلى أنه كان لدى الكثيرين ولسنوات بارقة أمل أن يتجه مشروع الكرامة والجيش التابع له وبشكل تدريجي نحو حاضنة وطنية تجمعه مع بقية أحرار الوطن، وأنهم لهذا السبب انضموا بالآلاف للجيش والعمل السياسي الموازي له، مشيرًا إلى أن الرهان لم ينجح لأسباب ذكرها مُسبقًا في كلمة مرئية قبل 5 أشهر.

وقال: “يبدو أن الذي رضع من ضرع الوكالة إياها لا يمكن أن لدمه إلا أن يكون نجساً، ولقلبه إلا أن يصير مُظلمًا، ولوطنيته إلا أن ينخر في عظامها سوس العمالة العتيد”، منوهًا بأنه قد حان الوقت أن يتخذ جميع الأحرار موقفًا واضحًا من قيادة الرجمة التي وصفها بـ”العميلة ومشروعها السلطوي التابع للأجنبي”.

وأوضح، أن هذا الموقف يجب أن يكون جماعيًا وحاسمًا حتى يكون له تأثيره الوطني الصحيح، خاتما بالقول: “انتهى وقت الآمال الزائفة والرهانات الخاسرة”.

وأفادت مصادر محلية مُطلعة لـ”أوج”، في وقت سابق من اليوم، بأن قوات الكرامة استعانت بمرتزقة حركة جيش تحرير السودان بقيادة مني آركو مناوي، لاقتحام منازل المؤيدين للدكتور سيف الإسلام، مشيرة إلى استعدادات من أهالي المدينة للانتفاض ضدها وطردها من المدينة.

وكشفت المصادر، أن كتيبة طارق بن زياد التي يشرف عليها أحد أبناء خليفة حفتر استعانت بمرتزقة حركة جيش تحرير السودان بقيادة مني آركو مناوي، وألقت القبض على مؤيدي للدكتور سيف الإسلام، وهم؛ نصر محمد بلقاسم الزياني، وعبدالهادي عطية الزياني، وقذوفه عويدات، واصيل محمد زيد، وميلاد سالم فرحات، وعلي عبدالله سعيد، وحمزة علي السويدي، وحمزة بدري اصبيع، وعلي جمعة عمران، واسامة حسن الساعدي، مجدي حسن الساعدي، فيما قتلت ناصر اعويدات القذافي دهسًا ‏بواسطة سيارة مسلحة أمام منزله.

Муса Ибрагим: Нападения на сторонников Саифа аль-Ислама разоблачают тенденцию к расколу страны марионеточными “правителями”

Муса Ибрагим: Преступления против сторонников Саифа аль-Ислама разоблачают тенденцию к расколу страны марионеточными “правителями”, выполняющими авторитарный проект иностранных хозяев.…

Джана – Каир, 25 августа 2020 г.

Бывший пресс-секретарь Главного народного комитета д-р Муса Ибрагим, сегодня, во вторник заявил, что он считает рейды, обстрелы, грабежи и произвольные аресты, от которых пострадали десятки мирных жителей в нескольких городах на востоке Ливии – сторонники доктора Саифа аль-Ислама Каддафи, сегодня в Сирте переросли в открытые нападения. Хафтарники должны убивать ни в чем не повинных юношей и терроризировать спящих детей, еще более укрепляя негативный образ главарей хафтарников, прикидывающихся “армией”.

Муса Ибрагим пишет в Пысобуке материал под заголовком «Банкротство Ар-Раджмы и правильная позиция патриотов в Ливии», где все эти нарушения разоблачаются как авторитарная, раскольническая тенденцию к неограниченной власти в Ар-Раджме.

Он указал, что в течение многих лет у многих людей был “проблеск надежды” на то, что проект хафтарников [под командованием агента ЦРУ] и связанная с ним “армия” предателей “постепенно превратится” в “национальный инкубатор”, который объединит их с остальными свободными людьми страны, и что по этой причине каддафисты тысячами присоединились к хафтарникам, которые начали вести салафитскую политическую работу параллельно с этим, но, как оказалось, главной Хафтара был вовсе не военный успех, по ранее упомянутым причинам, что и стало ясным 5 месяцев назад.

Он сказал: «Кажется, что тот, кого вкормило вымя ЦРУ, не может иметь своей крови, но стал нечистым до мозга костей, и его сердце с тех пор только чернело, а его “патриотизм” был съеден им вместе с костями при поддержке таких же крыс и предателей. Пришло время всем свободным людям занять четкую позицию в отношении главарей Раджмы, которых он описал как “агенты и иностранный диктаторский проект”.

Он объяснил, что эта позиция должна быть коллективной, одновременной и решительной, чтобы она имела правильный национальный эффект, и, в заключение сказал: «Времени для ложных надежд и проигрышных ставок больше нет!».

Ранее в тот же день хорошо информированные местные источники сообщили редакции, что хафтарники использовали наемников “Освободительной” “армии” “Судана” во главе с Мини Минави для нападения на дома сторонников доктора Саифа аль-Ислама, ссылаясь на “подготовку горожанами восстания против Хафтара” для изгнания жителей из города.

Proteste contro le forze di Haftar a Sirte in seguito ad una serie di arresti

Fonti locali riferiscono di proteste popolari contro la campagna di arresti avviata nei giorni scorsi dalle forze di sicurezza affiliate al Libyan National Army (LNA) sotto il comando del generale Khalifa Haftar. Le tensioni sono iniziate da oltre una settimana, quando un movimento apparentemente pro-Gheddafi ha organizzato manifestazioni in sostegno della candidatura del figlio del rais, Saif al-Islam.

Il 20 e 21 agosto, le manifestazioni del movimento verde si sono svolte regolarmente, ma oggi i residenti denunciano l’arresto di diversi giovani, tra cui: Nasr Mohamed Belkacem Al-Zayani, Abdul Hadi Attia Al-Zayani,
Gaddaf Addam Eawaydat, Aseel Mohammed Zaid, Milad Salem Farhat, Ali Abdullah Saeed, Hamza Ali Al-Suwaidi, Hamza Badri Asbaa, Ali Gomaa Imran, Osama Hassan Al-Saadi, Majdi Hassan Al-Saadi.

I residenti hanno minacciato il generale Khalifa Haftar di chiudere la strada che collega Sirte alla Libia meridionale, avvertendo inoltre Imrajaa, il comandante della Brigata Tariq Bin Zayed, che il suo gruppo non è benvenuto a Sirte. Alcuni presenti hanno riferito di un inseguimento e una sparatoria all’interno della città, dove un giovane sarebbe rimasto ucciso. Secondo l’iniziativa del premier Fayez al-Serraj e il presidente del Parlamento Aguila Saleh, la città di Sirte dovrebbe essere demilitarizzata ed affidata ad una forza di polizia congiunta.

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Serraj government creaking under pressure: with electricity blackouts, water cuts, youth fleeing to Europe and demonstrating, and municipalities calling for immediate action

By Sami Zaptia.

Libyans are demonstrating against all their failed political and ruling elite in the face of power and water cuts, fuel and liquidity shortages (Photo: Social media).

London, 22 August 2020:

The internationally recognized Libyan government of Faiez Serraj, based in the capital Tripoli, is creaking under pressure of popular discontent as Libyans continue to see it as an ineffective government daily.

With reports that Tripoli-based militias aligned to the internationally recognized Libyan government breaking up demonstrations against the Serraj government by men, on Thursday night a small group of mostly women demonstrated in Algeria Square.

One over seventy-year old lady gave an interview to a local TV channel, usually with a supportive editorial line towards the Tripoli government, which touched a nerve amongst Libyans.

In a mature and considered tone of voice the lady beseeched the Serraj government to not ignore the people and do something about the standard of living crisis in the country.

With successive blackouts and 24-hour power cuts over the last week, Libyan youth have taken to the streets to demonstrate their anger, blocking roads and burning tyres. The tyre burning was partially in anger and partially to provide them with lighting during the extended power cuts.

The irony is that the failed Serraj government has recently resumed university exams and sixth formers are planned to start at the start of September. Students are encouraged not to mix socially with colleagues and urged to revise for exams remotely in their own family bubbles. They are encouraged to revise together in study groups using mobiles and social media – yet with extensive power cuts, this is impossible.

For even those who can afford a large family-sized generator that can run all day and can afford to order-in by phone the diesel to run it at LD 1.50-2.00 / litre, as opposed to the official price of LD 0.35 – can do nothing about operating the mobile phone masts for the needed phone and social media calls.

What has also touched a nationwide Libya nerve is the recent reports of increased Libyan youth now jostling with illegal African migrants to get on the so-called ‘‘death boats’’ to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. An unconfirmed report that at least one boatful of Libyans has capsized with all onboard lost at sea, has caused consternation.

It has, unsurprisingly, in this day and age, led to much social media soul-searching. The brunt of the anger has been directed at the Serraj government, but with the High State Council and parliament (west and east), getting their fair share of lambasting too.

All this with the spread of the Coronavirus in the country out of control. Yesterday, the number of cases passed the 10,000 mark.

People are encouraged to remain at home, but they complain that they need to visit banks to withdraw money, queue for petrol, diesel, cooking cylinders etc. But the banks have a cash crisis and people are forced to keep revisiting banks and queue for long hours – in case liquidity is made available.

The lady interviewed by the Libyan TV channel said they need cash to buy masks and gloves because of the Coronavirus – but the banks have no cash to give out. She said that life was becoming unbearable with Coronavirus, power and water cuts, cash shortages and uncollected rubbish on the streets.

With the war with Hafter looking increasingly over on a permanent basis, the Serraj administration has got no ‘‘we are at war’’ fig leaf to hide behind. His administration and its ineffectiveness have come into focus and under the microscope.

It will be recalled that the Serraj government is perceived as a government chosen by the international community with no local mandate or legitimacy. Legitimacy was meant to be gained through effectiveness and delivering services. However, its failure to solve even one of the myriad of problems of power and water cuts, cash liquidity, rubbish collection, insecurity, fuel and cooking gas shortages etc – has gained it no friends.

On a popular talk show on a local TV station yesterday, local municipality leaders waded into Serraj for failing to solve the electricity problem. They conveyed him as out of touch and insisted he either resolved the power supply problem through the local GECOL company within a short timeline, or purchase it from neighbouring Egypt, or through the hiring of temporary power generators installed regionally – doing away with GECOL altogether.