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.

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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Foto. Manifestazioni a sostegno di Saif Gheddafi in 3 città libiche

Foto. Manifestazioni a sostegno di Saif Gheddafi in 3 città libiche

Decine di persone si sono radunate questa settimana in tre città libiche per manifestare a sostegno di Saif Al-Islam Al-Gaddafi, figlio dell’ex Leader  Mu’ammar Al-Gaddafi.

Secondo Al-Wasat , le manifestazioni si sono svolte nelle città di Sirte, Bani Walid e Ghat, che si trovano nella Libia centro-settentrionale.

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Secondo quanto riferito, i partecipanti hanno mostrato foto dell’ex presidente libico, insieme ai suoi figli, Saif Al-Islam, Mu’tassem e Khamis.

I manifestanti avrebbero chiesto il ritorno di Saif Al-Islam alla politica libica, annunciavando il loro sostegno alla sua presidenza.

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La città di Sirte è la città natale di Mu’ammar Gheddafi ed è stata una delle principali roccaforti del defunto presidente durante la prima fase della guerra libica.

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Dalla morte di Gheddafi, la città è stata controllata dal governo di intesa nazionale, dall’esercito nazionale libico e dall’ISIS.

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Sirte è attualmente sotto il controllo dell’esercito nazionale libico, LNA, e lo è stato da quando hanno conquistato la città dal governo di accordo nazionale, GNA nel gennaio 2020.

Il governo di accordo nazionale sta ora guardando alla riconquista della città, nonostante l’annuncio del governo egiziano che Sirte è la loro “linea rossa”.

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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)


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)




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.


Sirte è libera, la Turchia ed i suoi mercenari saranno sconfitti dall’esercito libico

Al-Marsad, 8 gennaio 2020

Il Dott. Arif Ali Nayad, presidente dell’Istituto libico di studi avanzati (LIAS), commentava la liberazione per mano delll’Esercito nazionale libico (LNA) della città di Sirte in un’operazione che non richiese più di 3 ore per essere completata.
Il Dott. Arif Ali Nayad confermava in un’intervista a Sputnik che la città di Sirte e tutte le aree circostanti erano ora sotto il pieno controllo dell’Esercito nazionale libico (LNA) guidato dal Feldmaresciallo Qalifa Haftar, affiliato al parlamento libico di Bengasi. Affermava che la rapida liberazione di Sirte era stata incredibile e “risultato di operazioni combinate di terra, mare e aria da parte dell’esercito”. Affermava che l’operazione riuscita fu il culmine di “vaste reti e operazioni d’intelligence oltre ad accordi” con le tribù libiche e le componenti sociali di Sirte, aggiungendo: “Dall’annuncio degli accordi turchi illegali e non validi col governo di accordo nazionale (GNA), tutte le tribù libiche, anche di Sirte, dimostravano enorme sostegno al Parlamento debitamente eletto e all l’Esercito nazionale libico. È il supporto del tessuto sociale oltre la complessa pianificazione delle operazioni combinate che hanno portato alla vittoria completa e decisiva con la totale liberazione di Sirte”. Ciò smentisce certe notizie basate sulla disinformazione del GNA e dei suoi organi di informazione, tra cui alcune pubblicate anche da Sputnik Arabic. Un rapporto diceva che le milizie di Misyrata si raggruppavano pianificando di riconquistare Sirte e richiamando i loro camerati da Tripoli. Nayed dichiarava: “Avevano anche annunciato la chiusura dell’università per convincere gli studenti a mobilitarsi”. Disse che si aspettava che tali tentativi fallissero totalmente perché “la distanza tra Misurata e Sirte è un’area totalmente aperta” agli attacchi aerei dell’Aeronautica del LNA. Informava i misuratini che il massimo che “Misurata può fare ora è difendersi e mi aspetto che le sue milizie si ritirino da Tripoli per l’urgenza di proteggere Misurata”. Ha aggiunto: “Sirte è in buone mani, comprese le aree circostanti, e ora esiste un completo collegamento terrestre tra i territori controllati dal LNA in Oriente, Centro, Sud e Ovest, che aiuta la logistica e fa sì che la presa dell’esercito libico sul territorio della Libia sia del 97%”.
Sulla possibilità che la Turchia mandi forze in Libia, commentava: “Le forze dell’esercito turco non aspettano di venire in Libia. Sono in Libia dagli ultimi sei mesi. Sono principalmente tuttora forze speciali per operazioni con cecchini, sabotaggi e varie altre, oltre ad addestratori per operazioni speciali, esperti di comunicazioni e blocco, di guerra elettronica, operatori di droni o velivoli senza equipaggio”.
Arif Nayed: Erdogan pensa di essere il sultano Abdul Hamid e la Libia una provincia ottomana grazie ai Fratelli Musulmani. Osservava che la Turchia aveva anche inviato terroristi dalla Siria in Libia e questo è ciò di cui il Presidente Putin aveva allertato il mondo diversi mesi prima, aggiungendo che i turchi inviavano terroristi da Idlib, Siria settentrionale e altre regioni, e che erano già a Tripoli. Disse: “In realtà sono arrivati a centinaia, alcuni dicono che sono già oltre un migliaio, ma vengono sistematicamente sconfitti dal ‘LNA” e che alcuni siti davano già la morte di alcuni dei terroristi siriani attualmente in Libia. Nayad espresse rammarico per il fatto che la Turchia esportasse tali terroristi in Libia invece di esportare materiali da costruzione e forniture vitali, e notava che sarebbero stati “sistematicamente sconfitti, come tutti i terroristi prima ad est furono sconfitti a Bengasi, Darna e nel sud, e lo saranno di nuovo a Tripoli e dintorni”. Il presidente del LIAS continuava l’affondo alla Turchia senza mezzi termini: “L’arrogante piano della Turchia di riconquistare la Libia e di recuperare la colonia ottomana è destinato al fallimento”. Aveva detto che la resistenza all’imperialismo turco spingeva il movimento popolare in Libia con tribù e abitanti di città, paesi e oasi a manifestazioni numerose. E questo, aggiungeva, era anche combinato col rifiuto regionale da Egitto, Grecia, Cipro, Italia e Francia. Nayad ringraziava i russi per la loro posizione e per aver rifiutato di partecipare al complotto turco, aggiungendo di aver apprezzato il sostegno della Russia al Consiglio di sicurezza delle Nazioni Unite che impediva qualsiasi tentativo di minare il LNA o tentare di accusarlo di qualsiasi cosa. Dichiarava: “Abbiamo fiducia che la dinamica regionale sia alla base del parlamento e del suo esercito debitamente eletto in Libia e del governo ufficiale e unico legittimo della Libia guidato dal Primo Ministro Abdullah Thani e riteniamo che il piano turco sia destinato al fallimento”.
Sulle celebrazioni degli abitanti di Sirte, Nayad dichiarava: “Ciò che è accaduto in Sirte liberata è un buon indicatore di ciò che accadrà a Tripoli liberata. Già scuole ed ospedali vengono riaperti, la polizia è ovunque. Il ministero degli Interni ha effettivamente pil controllo di tutte le strade e dei luoghi chiave. Si è già passati da operazione militare ad operazione di polizia. Adesso c’è totale sicurezza in città”. Sulle misure prese dal governo libico di Abdullah al-Thini per riportare la normalità a Sirte, dichiarava: “Il governo della Libia guidato da Abdullah al-Thini ha già ordinato un comitato di emergenza per l’attuazione dei servizi di base dal pane alle medicine, filtrare l’acqua, per tutto ciò che è necessario alla popolazione e mantenere la rete elettrica e delle comunicazioni. Questo riuscito coordinamento tra le forze di liberazione militari e la governance di governo e forze di polizia è esemplare, e prevediamo di vedere molto presto esattamente lo stesso risultato a Tripoli con lo sforzo concertato del popolo libico e il sostegno del tessuto sociale della Libia, compresi i giovani della stessa Tripoli”.
Il presidente dell’Istituto per gli studi avanzati della Libia concluse l’intervista aggiungendo: “Tutto il tessuto sociale e i notabili di Sirte si sono riuniti annunciando pubblicamente il saluto all’esercito libico e il parlamento libico e al governo legittimo di Sirte, impegnandosi a sostenerli nell’armonia sociale, nella sicurezza e nel benessere di tutti gli interessati. Questa dinamica tra parlamento, governo, esercito e tessuto sociale è la chiave del successo cui abbiamo appena assistito a Sirte e sarà la chiave del successo a Tripoli e nel 3% rimanente fuori dalla Libia”.

Traduzione di Alessandro Lattanzio

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Abu Zaid Dorda: Either We Support the LNA or Let Turkish Invaders Occupy Our Country

Abu Zaid Omar Dorda, the former General Secretary of the People’s Committee of Libya (Prime Minister), and former Chief of the External Security Service (ESC) during the late Muammar Gaddafi’s era, said that when he was heading the ESC during Gaddafi’s rule in 2011, he received highly sensitive intelligence information which stated that there was a conspiracy against Libya, which would be implemented through militant organizations whose elements returned to the country before and during the early days of the Arab Spring, and spread destruction, ruin, havoc, killing and theft throughout the country.

Abu Zaid Omar Dorda, one of the most prominent officials of the Gaddafi government, was imprisoned in the wake of an armed uprising against long-time Libyan leader in 2011 which culminated in the overthrow and killing of the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Dorda had been released for medical reasons by the Attorney General Bureau in Libya early last year.

In a televised speech broadcasted by Libya Now TV, Dorda accused the Chairman of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez al-Sarraj of siding with the Turks at the expense of the interests of the Libyan people because of his Turkish origins. He said he had documents to prove such allegations. The former spy chief said that Fayez al-Sarraj has requested Turkish military support because he would feel more comfortable with the Turks than any other foreign backers since he has ancestry that binds him with the Turks.

On an inspection visit to Al-Hadaba prison one day by Fayez al-Sarraj, Abu Zaid Dorda discovered that Sarraj “does not know what is going on around him and he carries out the instructions he receives by phone.”

Dorda said that the continuation of Fayez al-Sarraj and the Muslim Brotherhood in the governance of the country means the destruction of the country and its capabilities. He challenged Sarraj to provide a definition of the meaning of the civil state he is talking about “while militias steal the clothes of prime ministers from hotels,” said Dorda.

Dorda accused the GNA of being a government of illegal operatives for Ankara, acting as a caretaker for Turkish interests. He claimed that during the period of his incarceration after the fall of the Gaddafi government, he saw many senior bankers imprisoned who told him that they have been approached by prison wards for information on how to transfer funds and open accounts in Turkey to support Erdogan’s regime after the false-flag coup d’etat attempt in 2016, as he put it. He said that “these operatives pillaged the country” to save the Turkish economy and the Lira which suffered considerable depreciation vis-à-vis negotiable world currencies.

He pointed out that the Libyan institutions, at home and abroad, are controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood, and called for the purge of these establishments and the eradication of the roots of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Referring to some of the Gaddafi loyalists, Dorda said “anybody who has a problem with Khalifa Haftar can choose not to work with him, but he must come up with a solution.” He indicated that the Turkish intervention is not just against Field Marshal Haftar and the Libyan National Army only but against all Libyans.

He noted that the Muslim Brotherhood wants Libya to be a treasury house for its transnational agenda to consolidate Turkey’s influence in the country and the entire region. He said that the morale of the militias in Tripoli was collapsing and there is no longer anything but exploitation and aggression by Erdogan.

Dorda said that Khaled al-Sharif, the LIFG member who was the former chief of the prison where he was serving his sentence, forced the personnel and inmates at Al-Hadaba prison to pack ammunition and weapons to transport them from Tripoli to the radical organizations in Benghazi and Derna, while the allocations that were given to him by the government were transferred to Turkey.

In his televised speech, Dorda called for an interim national flag; a flag with a white background and at its centre the image of Omar Mukhtar, the legendary Libyan freedom fighter who led the resistance movement in Cyrenaica, Libya, during the era of the Italian fascist colonization in Libya.

Dorda said that Libyans could later decide on their national flag after they formally voted on a constitution that would unite all the components of the country. He called on the Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar not to close the door to those who were called revolutionaries and were not involved in crimes against Libyans.

Concluding his speech, the former Chief of the External Security Service urged the Tripoli residents to protect their neighbourhoods and their streets and safeguard the LNA since its advance towards the capital is solely to liberate the city from the militias and protect them from an imminent Turkish occupation.

Al Marsad


PFLP: Message to the Descendants of Omar Mukhtar – Resist Turkish Intervention

Popular Front for The Descendants of Omar Mukhtar: Resist western and Turkish intervention in Libya, protect your wealth and the unity of your country. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) condemned the blatant Western and Turkish intervention in Libya, calling on the brotherly Libyan people to protect their homeland and wealth and to preserve the unity of their country from this external interference, and to resist it together.

The Front stressed that the Turkish decision to bring Turkish troops to Libya is dangerous, targets the territorial integrity of Libya, will deepen the situation of division and continued fighting within Libya, as well as further Turkish colonial objectives and ambitions, especially in the Mediterranean, and its desire to explore for gas and oil fields near the Libyan coast.

The PFLP is confident that the descendants of the great mujahedeen Omar al-Mukhtar, a beacon for the nation and the free world, are able to overcome all adversity and triumph over the reactionary forces of plunder, colonialism.

The Front stressed that the image of the Libyan people, which was rebuilt in the memory of the Arab people and the conscience of humanity, has always been linked to the confrontation with colonialism, pointing out that this image is now targeted to distort the history and civilization of this brotherly people, which requires resistance to all forms of external interventions aimed at maintaining conflict inside Libya.

The Front stressed the need for Libya to remain stable and its people to be well, as this will positively impact on the issues and interests of our Arab nation, especially the Palestinian issue, which Libya regards as a Libyan national issue, so everyone hopes that Libya will emerge from its crisis more powerful to resume its national role in defending the interests of the Arab nation and in supporting the Palestinian resistance until the liberation of Palestine.

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Central Information Service


Libyan National Army Frees Libyan City of Sirte, After 9+ years Suffering Under Terrorist Militias VIDEO

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The Libyan town of Sirte, home of the Ghadafi tribe was destroyed by NATO in 2011 using banned white phosphorus bombs and depleted uranium cluster bombs. After the destruction of Sirte, the terrorist mercenaries brought into Libya by the US/NATO/UN, took the town, stole everything that was left by going house to house and began using the city as their terrorist headquarters.

The legitimate Libyan people left behind in Sirte after NATO have suffered for the last 9+ years under the occupation of the terrorist mercenary militias. They controlled by force, roamed the streets with weapons and did not allow normal functions of the city to return.

Finally after almost 10 years of criminal occupation, the Libyan Peoples army (LNA) fully supported by all the great tribes of Libya has freed Sirte of the criminal occupation. The video below was taken in Sirte today as the people celebrate their freedom from terrorist occupation.

All over Libya, Libyans are celebrating because this is one of the FINAL steps required to take their country back from the GNA illegitimate regime of the Muslim Brotherhood in Tripoli. This regime was appointed by the UN without authority of the Libyan people and was sneaked into Libya by sea at night in 2015. Once they touched the ground in Tripoli the UN recognized them as the legitimate Libyan Government, giving them the authority to steal, control, arrest and basically destroy Libya. This UN puppet of the Muslim Brotherhood had a 2 year mandate that ran out almost 3 years ago. It holds it place only by force of terrorist mercenary militias supplied by Turkey and Qatar. Both of these countries are puppets of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Just a warning, much of what you will see reported in the lame-stream media is propaganda. They are using word-smithing in an attempt to portray that Sirte has been taken by some illegal rebel force. They have tagged the Libyan National Army with such terms as “rebel groups”, “Haftar’s groups”, “gangs of the east” , “strongman Haftar” and other typical slurs. These are intentional misrepresentations and the continuing of the dirty game that has been played against the legitimate Libyan people since forever. The real criminals are running the illegitimate regime of the GNA in Tripoli (full of nepotism and theft) using their radical terrorists militias paying them with stolen Libyan money, never mind doing any governmental activities that would help the Libyan people.

The other point that you will see them address is that the terrorist militias occupying Sirte had rousted out all the ISIS forces that had been in Sirte in the past. This is true but won’t they don’t say is that the terrorist militias who fought ISIS were just as bad as ISIS and the only reason they fought ISIS was to maintain or regain their criminal control over Sirte.

The Libyan National Army is a REAL army it is not a group of rebels, it is made up of great Libyan patriots who are willing to give their lives to free their country of the terrorist disease that has infected it since 2011.

Today is a day of celebration for Libya, we stand with them and praise the good lord that he has given Libya back one of their most beloved cities.