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Author`s name Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

"Outrageous and indefensible" was Britain's massacre in Libya

David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, has stated that the attack on the British Embassy in Teheran was "outrageous" while the Foreign Secretary William Hague has called it "irresponsible". So how shall we label the British massacres in Libya as terrorists were backed to overthrow the government of a sovereign state?

Interesting it is that the Iranian government at least had the decency to apologise after a few hundred enraged students stormed the British Embassy after London upped the stakes in what is turning into an unnecessarily tense situation, making it quite clear that London under Cameron and Hague is very much a player in the Grand Plan (hegemony over the world's energy resources using NATO to implement the whims and caprices of the lobbies which control Washington's foreign policy and that of her allies).

Interesting it is, or rather, how despicable, that the British government was incapable of offering an apology when the three grandchildren of Colonel Gaddafi were murdered in their home by one of those cowards flying NATO warplanes. And now we are speaking about Libya and murder and so on, was it not a tad "outrageous" to breach the UN Charter, the UNSC Resolutions and the Geneva Convention in taking sides in an internal conflict, aiding terrorists to murder, rape, pillage, torch buildings, torture, commit acts of sadism and sodomy?

Was it then "acceptable" to commit war crimes by bombing civilians so that a bunch of terrorists could seize control of the country? Was it "acceptable" to strafe the country's water supply? Was it "acceptable" to bomb the factory making the tubes to repair the system? Was it "acceptable" to target Libya's civilian telecommunications network? Was it "acceptable" to take out the energy supply, so that babies would die in incubators, so that old folk would not be able to have access to electricity, to "break their backs"? Was that acceptable?

And how acceptable was it to lie (again) and base a military campaign on the false flag event which was the "attack on civilians", perpetrated by the terrorists themselves, and anyway how many civilians were murdered by the friends of London and Washington in Bahrain and Yemen and nobody raises an eyebrow? How acceptable was it to implement a military campaign outside the auspices of the UNO's Military Staff Committee? How acceptable was it to interfere in the internal affairs of a sovereign state? (1)

How acceptable was it to bombard undefended structures? (2) How acceptable was it to support a group of terrorists listed on the FCO's own site as a proscribed group? (3) How acceptable was it to launch a war without attempting to negotiate or to allow a process of negotiation to take place, and then to refuse to accept any form of democratic electoral process? (4) How acceptable was it to arm and employ mercenaries in an illegal theatre of war? (5) How acceptable was it to bomb civilians in Sirte, to besiege the city and to purposefully starve the population? (6) How acceptable is it to have taken part in massive attacks against civilians and to have used terrorist forces to do so? (7)

Was the attack on March 21 in Gharyan in which dozens of civilians were murdered not "outrageous"? Was the bombing attack against the Libyan Arab Association for Human Rights in Tripoli of April 7 not "outrageous"? Outrageous was the murderous attack against the people of Misratah, on April 27, in which 12 civilians were killed and 5 wounded, outrageous was the attack on April 30 when a NATO coward strafed the Libyan Down's Syndrome Centre in Tripoli, outrageous was the murder of Saif al-Arab al-Qathafi on the same day together with three of Muammar al-Qathafi's grandchildren.


Irresponsible was the failure to save 600 civilians whose SOS messages were ignored by NATO on May 9, irresponsible was the murder of the eleven Imams on May 13; unacceptable was the attack on Libya's Anti-Corruption Agency on May 17, destroying evidence against many NTC officials; a criminal act of murder was the bombing of Tripoli University on June 12, a criminal act of murder was a NATO terrorist strike against a bus full of civilians on June 15 in Kikla, a criminal act of murder was the NATO terrorist strike murdering nine civilians in Tripoli on June 19.

The murder of the al-Hamedi family of 15 civilians including 3 children on June 19 was a terrorist attack and a war crime, the murder of 16 civilians in the market in Tawerga on June 28 was a war crime, the Zwara checkpoint bombing on July 4 was a terrorist attack by NATO, the murder of 12 civilians on July 15 in Kikla was a war crime, the carpet bombing of Tajura and Seraj on July 17 was a terrorist attack...I could go on and on and on and on and on.

And Cameron and Hague, these sickening little failures who have led their own country to economic and financial ruin, have the audacity to speak out about an incident in Teheran caused by the Fascist and murderous policies of their country in recent years - the last six Prime Ministers have been involved in nine wars - and they kept their mouths closed about their own country's war criminal terrorist acts of murder in Libya?

It figures...

Evidence and notes:








(1)   UNSC Resolution 2131 (XX) of 21 December 1965, containing the Declaration on the Inadmissibility of Intervention in the Domestic Affairs of States was backed up by Resolutions 31/91 of 14 December 1976, 32/153 of 19 December 1977, 33/74 of 15 December 1978, 34/101 of 14 December 1979 and 35/159 of 12 December 1980 on non-interference in the internal affairs of States.

(2)   Article 3 of the Statute of The Hague International Penal Court

(3)    http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/counter-terrorism/
proscribed-terror-groups/proscribed-groups?view=Binary ...

(4)   Under the UN Charter, Chapter VI, Article 33, member states must "seek a solution by negotiation, enquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement, resort to regional agencies or arrangements, or other peaceful means of their own choice".

(5)   UNSC Resolution 1973 (2011), in its Chapter on Protection of Civilians, in paragraph

      4. states:

      "4. Authorizes Member States that have notified the Secretary-General, acting nationally or through regional organizations or arrangements, and acting in cooperation with the Secretary-General, to take all necessary measures, notwithstanding paragraph 9 of resolution 1970 (2011), to protect civilians and       civilian populated areas under threat of attack in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, including Benghazi, while excluding a foreign occupation force of any form on any part of Libyan territory, and requests the Member States concerned to inform the Secretary-General immediately of the measures they take pursuant to the authorization conferred by this paragraph which shall be immediately reported to the Security Council;

(6)   Article 14 of the second Protocol to the Geneva Conventions states, "Starvation of civilians as a method of combat is prohibited. It is therefore prohibited to attack, destroy, remove or render useless for that purpose objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population such as food-stuffs, agricultural areas for the production of food-stuffs, crops, livestock, drinking water installations, and supplies and irrigation works."

(7)   The 4th Geneva Convention prohibits all forms of attacks on civilians and the collective punishment of civilian populations, so virtually everything that the combined TNC-NATO forces are doing to the people of Sirte is strictly illegal and in fact criminal.

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey



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