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Zliten NATO bombings: “No evidence of civilian casualties”

More bombings in Zlitan / Zliten / زليتن‎ WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT (DEAD CHILDREN): The reaction of the Libyan government spokesperson: Tweet of UK Chief of Defence Staff’s Strategic Communications Officer and Ministry of Defence spokesman on military operations: http://twitter.com/#!/UKMilOps/status/100522003202711552 At the 9 August NATO press conference, NATO spokesman, Colonel Roland Lavoie, said there had been […]

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NATO protects more civilians in Zlitan – by killing them

Mohamed and Motez al-Mrabet, ages 5 and 3 and their mother Ibtisam were killed by RAF / NATO bombs in Zlitan on Thurday. CNN reports that at the funeral Abubakr Ali watched volunteers carefully bury the bodies of his sister and two nephews next to the neighborhood mosque. According the family a third child, Naji […]

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NATO bombs health clinic in Zlitan, Libya

NATO jets have been attacking food stores and destroyed a health clinic in Zlitan. The CNN report by Ivan Watson and Jomana Karadsheh  from Zlitan, a town half-way between Tripoli and Misrata provides further evidence of how NATO and the rebels are working together closely in a military campaign, not to protect civilians but to conquer anti-rebel […]

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NATO bombs the Great Man-Made River

It is a war crime to attack essential civilian infrastructure. 95% of Libya is desert and 70% of Libyans depend on water which is piped in from the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System under the southern desert. The water pipe infrastructure is probably the most essential civilian infrastructure in Libya. Key to its continued function, particularly in time […]

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Ahmed Wali Karzai and the rape of Afghanistan

Ahmed Wali Karzai, the second biggest heroin dealer in the world and NATO’s top man in Kandahar (as reported by Craig Murray ) has been killed by his head of security, Sardar Mohammed, in an operation claimed by the Taliban. It says a lot about NATO ‘policy’ in Afghanistan that the death of this warlord is […]

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Twitter and the Law of War

NATO has disclosed some ways they use twitter according to a report released by AFP. NATO has made three statements regarding their use of Twitter. Firstly Wing Commander Mike Bracken has stated that NATO gets information from “open sources on the internet, we get Twitter,” which is a surprise to no one. More interesting is that […]

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NATO bombing of Misrata – confirmed

NATO admitted today that it had been bombing inside the city of Misrata for the last three weeks using “certain weapons” which differentiate between pro-and anti-Gadaffi fighters. None of the assembled press corps asked the obvious question – in an urban environment how do bombs differentiate between the warring sides and civilians? Its Royal Wedding […]