U.S., UN , Libya and Israel‏


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The United Nations Security Council is meeting today regarding Libya. On Friday, the U.S. used its veto on the Security Council to block a resolution condemning Israeli settlements on Palestinian land.

PHYLLIS BENNIS,  http://www.ips-dc.org/staff/phyllis
A fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, Bennis is author of “Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today’s UN.” She said today: “There is no doubt that the military assault on unarmed civilian protesters in cities across Libya constitutes serious violations of international humanitarian law — war crimes — and very possibly crimes against humanity. The UN Security Council should demand an immediate halt to the attacks, call for immediate access for international humanitarian and human rights workers and refer the issue to the International Court of Justice to initiate on an emergency basis a full investigation and prosecution of those responsible. Governments with ties to the Libyan regime — especially those in Europe and the U.S. — should immediately sever all military ties, withholding any military equipment that may be in the pipeline. The U.S. should immediately cancel the $165 million contract reportedly signed by General Dynamics two years ago to arm the Libyan military’s elite Second Brigade.”

Friel recently wrote the piece “The UN Voting Record of Susan Rice on Palestinian Rights, 2009–2010,” which states: “On Friday, February 18, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, vetoed a UN Security Council resolution which, upon condemning Israel’s settlements in Palestinian territory, had the unanimous support of the 14 other Security Council members and over one hundred state sponsors. Although Rice’s veto in this instance was certainly outrageous, she is no stranger to voting contrary to U.S. obligations under international law, in support of Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights, and against the clear consensus of UN member states, since, as U.S. ambassador, she (or her office) has consistently voted against huge majorities in the UN General Assembly seeking to reaffirm Palestinian rights.” http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/02/21-9

Friel is coauthor with Richard Falk of “Israel-Palestine on Record: How The New York Times Misreports Conflict in the Middle East” and “The Record of the Paper: How The New York Times Misreports U.S. Foreign Policy.”

ANDY WORTHINGTON, http://www.andyworthington.co.uk
Worthington just wrote the piece “Revolution in Libya: Protesters Respond to Gaddafi’s Murderous Backlash with Remarkable Courage; U.S. and UK Look Like the Hypocrites They Are,” which states: “An adept survivor, Gaddafi came onside in the ‘War on Terror’ after the 9/11 attacks, prompting the most miserably transparent examples of hypocrisy on the part of Western nations, as their leaders queued up to welcome the former pariah as an ally and barely managed to disguise their excitement at having access to Libya’s rich oil reserves.

“In ingratiating themselves with the dictator, both the U.S. and the UK willingly abandoned former opponents of the regime, who had, until then, been regarded as victims of oppression. The U.S. willingly rounded up exiled Libyans in Afghanistan and Pakistan, sending them to Guantanamo and labeling them as ‘enemy combatants.’ Two of these men eventually accepted voluntary repatriation from Guantanamo, but both were imprisoned on their return, and only one of the two, Abu Sufian Hamouda (transferred in October 2007), has been released, while the other, Muhammad al-Rimi (transferred in December 2006), is still held in Abu Salim.

“Both of these men are, however, more fortunate than Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi, the emir of a training camp in Afghanistan, who was rendered by the CIA to Egypt after his capture in Afghanistan in December 2001, where, under torture, he falsely confessed that two al-Qaeda operatives had been meeting with Saddam Hussein to discuss the use of chemical and biological weapons. Although al-Libi recanted his tortured lie, it was used to justify the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, and after al-Libi had been moved around various other secret prisons, he was returned to Libya, where he conveniently died, [allegedly] by committing suicide, in May 2009, just three days before the U.S. reopened its embassy in Tripoli.” http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/2011/02/21/revolution-in-libya-protestors-respond-to-gaddafis-murderous-backlash-with-remarkable-courage-us-and-uk-look-like-the-hypocrites-they-are

Worthington is author of “The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison.” He is co-director of the film “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bTpA59np30

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020, (202) 421-6858; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167


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One Response to “U.S., UN , Libya and Israel‏”

  1. HAQ Says:

    ATTENTION: The President, World Leaders, AU, OIC, UN, ASEAN, Media and Social Networks

    Dear Leaders and Friends,

    Hillary may be hilarious and hypocritical too about Libya and the ME for ‘Israeli’ geopolitical manuvering – and brings shame to the US Administration, Obama, Bill Clinton, Democrats and the UN – in that they can be manipulated into not “doing the right thing” for Libya nor Palestine.

    We support change and the freedom of peoples globally from autocrats who fail to share power with “the people” – but certainly not in the militaristic and selfish US style (more interested in geo-political and oil/dollars than it is in “people”). We have lived through the struggle against Apartheid in South Africa and like most people are aware of Hillary’s Zionist inclinations, meetings, communications and manipulations. Their manipulations are a sin to Humanity and we have faith that the plots of mischief makers will not prevail over the plans of The All Knowing, All Seeing Creator – to whom we are all returning.

    When Military rule across Palestine and ‘Israel’ is tackled by the USA, EU, NATO and the UN, when peace-keeping troops can be sent to protect the innocent indigenous of Palestine (without the unjust US Veto) – than will the USA and its allies be respected. Until then the war against USA/Israeli/NATO Terror and Capitalist greed continue in the global struggle of “the people” with anti-war means. The wealth from the Financial and Banking system belong to the people. An agency by the people needs to be set-up to secure thier wealth, through the OIC and AU.

    Instead of our governments, UN representatives and media falling prey to such manipulations, where Libya (a strong supporter of indigenous and anti-imperial movements) is taken off from the UN Human Rights body, the following SEVEN actions must be mooted and supported:
    1. Promote alternatives and better proposals, statements and resolutions to the UN than those proposed by the lop-sided US and Eurocentric proposals to the UN;
    2. Align the more than 150 nations of the AU, OIC, CIS and ASEAN against US and Eurocentric geopolitical positions;
    3. Support “the people” in having discussions with Gadhafi to hand-over to an interim group or the AU, OIC or historicllay friendly nation – as an interim transitional authority to over-see elections and governance by the people and for the people (not to be exploited by US and European forces nor careless and greedy Bankers and Fund Managers);
    4. Promote a stronger treatment against ‘Israeli’ oppression, suppression and violence than so called Gadhafi’s violence; Sanctions on ‘Israeli’ Military, Mosad; No-Fly Zone over ‘Israel’; Freeze ‘Israeli’ Accounts, until Palestinian funds are released and stolen land is returned to the owners and/or their children;
    5. Have the US and UK send their Frigates to support the neighbouring ships and Flotilla to Gaza and occupied Palestine – against the ‘Israeli’ terrorising forces on Palestinian citizens, not just to Libyian coastlines.
    6. Secure the people’s rightful wealth of Libya for the people of Libya – not for US and European Banks but in AU and OIC structures (for Libyian people)
    7. Protect Human life at all costs. Pass resolutions to “ban the creation of weapons” or their use in any civilian presence (where innocent life, plants and ecology will be harmed).
    The PEOPLE of the world are not blind – we have hope because there are many more good people that exist than there are criminals – the good keep the balance in this world – but note: there is a here-after that ALL will have to face. We ask you to simply act on the above for socio-economic global harmonising – which will help the poor, oppressed and needy and in-turn all of Humanity.

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