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Too many powers wanted Gaddafi dead – NTC head

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 26, 2012

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was wanted dead so his secrets would die with him. So insists Mahmoud Jibril, the man who led the NTC uprising to overthrow Colonel Gaddafi’s regime, in an exclusive interview with RT.

“Too many parties who have real interests that Gaddafi doesn’t talk, that he should be silenced forever,” Mahmoud Jibril told RT, specifying he does not know who exactly killed the Colonel – a foreign entity or Libyans.

“I would love to know who was behind [Colonel Gaddafi’s] killing,” he said.

Jibril told RT the former ruler of Libya Colonel Muammar Gaddafi sent too many contradictory messages, trying to buy time and pretending to have a readiness to share power.

Mahmoud Jibril said he regretted Colonel Gaddafi was not taken alive to face trial, but certain powers that may have wanted him to keep silence due to the secrets he knew. Read the rest of this entry »

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Personality: Arundhati Roy

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 8, 2012

Arundhati Roy (born 24 November 1961) is an Indian novelist. She won the Booker Prizein 1997 for her novel, The God of Small Things, and has also written two screenplays and several collections of essays. Her writings on various social, environmental and political issues have been a subject of major controversy in India.

She spent her childhood in Aymanam in Kerala, and went to school at Corpus ChristiKottayam, followed by the Lawrence School, Lovedale, in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. She then studied architecture at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, where she met her first husband, architect Gerard da Cunha.

Roy met her second husband, filmmaker Pradip Krishen, in 1984, and played a village girl in his award-winning movie Massey Sahib. Until made financially stable by the success of her novel The God of Small Things, she worked various jobs, including running aerobics classes at five-star hotels in New Delhi. Roy is a cousin of prominent media personality Prannoy Roy, the head of the leading Indian TV media group NDTV,. She lives in New Delhi.

Early in her career, Roy worked for television and movies. She wrote the screenplays for In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones (1989), a movie based on her experiences as a student of architecture, directed by her current husband, and Electric Moon (1992); she also appeared as a performer in the first. Roy attracted attention in 1994, when she criticised Shekhar Kapur‘s film Bandit Queen, based on the life of Phoolan Devi. In her film review titled, ‘The Great Indian Rape Trick’, she questioned the right to “restage the rape of a living woman without her permission,” and charged Kapur with exploiting Devi and misrepresenting both her life and its meaning.

Roy began writing her first novel, The God of Small Things, in 1992, completing it in 1996. The book is semi-autobiographical and a major part captures her childhood experiences in Aymanam.

The publication of The God of Small Things catapulted Roy to instant international fame. It received the 1997 Booker Prize for Fiction and was listed as one of the New York TimesNotable Books of the Year for 1997. It reached fourth position on the New York Times Bestsellers list for Independent Fiction. From the beginning, the book was also a commercial success: Roy received half a million pounds as an advance; It was published in May, and the book had been sold to eighteen countries by the end of June. Read the rest of this entry »

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Model fired for Gaddafi sympathies

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 16, 2011

Vanessa Hessler (AFP Photo / OLIVER LANG)

Considering the Gaddafi family to be “normal people” can cost you a job, as a German-based model discovered after an interview about her relationship with Muammar Gaddafi’s son Mutassim.

US-born Italian model Vanessa Hessler, 23, dated Mutassim Gaddafi for four years. The interview with Hessler was released after her former lover was captured and killed alongside his father Muammar in October.

“I didn’t have any contact with him since the uprising broke out, but our relationship was one of passion. The Gaddafi family is not as they are being depicted. They are normal people,” Hessler was quoted in Italian magazine Diva e Donna.

“We, France and the United Kingdom, financed the rebels, but people don’t know what they are doing,” she added.

These comments cost Hessler her long-term contract with Telefónica Germany. They chose to terminate their partnership with the blonde model for “failing to distance herself from her comments on the conflict in Libya.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Gaddafi’s death ‘a war crime’: ICC searching for scapegoats

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 16, 2011

A National Transitional Countil (NTC) fighter points a gun at Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi in Sirte in this still image taken from video shot on October 20, 2011 and released on October 22, 2011 (Reuters / Reuters TV)

Some two months after the torturous death of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, the ICC finally “suspects” it was a war crime. A group of enthusiastic freedom fighters may end up convicted, but not those who made the killing possible, and actually benefited.

The international court’s chief prosecutor says there were strong indications Muammar Gaddafi was killed in custody. The ICC says the great number of witness accounts and video taken at the moment when he was captured by rebel fighters show that he was beaten and abused by his captors.

“The death of Muammar Gaddafi is one of the issues to be clarified – what happened – because there are serious suspicions that it was a war crime,” Luis Moreno Ocampo said on Thursday.

Moreno Ocampo said he asked Libya’s interim rulers what their plans were to investigate alleged war crimes by all parties, including the rebels.

But how many parties were really involved there, besides the rebels and pro-Gaddafi forces, and will the stake of the Western powers in setting off Libyan revolution be investigated? Many believe that NATO deliberately gave a blind eye to the violations of international law, and thus also bears some responsibility.

Political analyst Adrian Salbuchi believes that Gaddafi’s killing was the main goal of the Western coalition from the very beginning. He said that the US, France, Britain and NATO should be held accountable for the massacre and posited that the West “supported the worst terrorists” in Libya. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mexico: Al Saadi Gaddafi Tried To Enter Country

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 8, 2011

MEXICO CITY — Mexico said Wednesday that a son of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and three relatives had plotted to sneak into Mexico under false names and take clandestine refuge at a posh Pacific coast resort.

 

The elaborate plan to bring al-Saadi Gadhafi to Mexico allegedly involved two Mexicans, a Canadian and a Danish suspect, all of whom have been detained, Interior Secretary Alejandro Poire said.

 

He did not reveal which relatives had planned to accompany Al-Saadi Gadhafi, who is known for his love of professional soccer and run-ins with police in Europe.

 

The plot was uncovered by Mexican intelligence agents in early September as al-Saadi was fleeing Libya shortly after his father’s ouster. He never made it to Mexico, but did reach the Western African country of Niger, where he has been living.

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Libyan in(ter)vention: False facts fatal for Gaddafi

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 2, 2011

Sanctions against Syria and looming prospects of an intervention into the country are drawing ever more parallels with the war in Libya. But as it turned out, the “facts” used to wage a “humanitarian war” on Tripoli, underwent almost no verification.

“There’s no evidence to justify the humanitarian war in Libya,” is the conclusion of filmmaker and independent journalist Julien Teil.

“In the beginning of this story, we got some allegations which have been looked at and said to the UN Human Rights Council and those allegations had never been verified or checked,” he told RT’s Tesa Arcilla.” And these had been used also as material for the ICC case against Libya.”

On March 17, UN Security Council Resolution 1973 was passed, imposing a no-fly zone over Libya. Accusations were that Gaddafi had bombed his own people from air and land, used foreign mercenaries, ordered the use of rape as a weapon, and killed by the thousands.

“I can’t prove there was no bombing. All I know is that there is no evidence of bombing,” says Julien Teil. “So I interviewed the man who went to the UN Human Rights Council, Sliman Bouchuiguir.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Aisha Gaddafi, Daughter Of Former Libya Leader, Calls For Overthrow Of New Rulers

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 1, 2011

ALGIERS, Algeria — Moammar Gadhafi’s daughter urged Libyans on Tuesday to overthrow their new rulers, possibly violating the terms of her exile in Algeria.

In an audio message broadcast on Syria’s al-Rai television station, Aisha Gadhafi called for a revolt against the men who overthrew her father, the government she said “arrived with the planes of NATO.”

“My father has not left, he is always among us,” she said, following the traditional 40-day mourning period after his death. “Don’t forget the orders of your father urging you to continue fighting, even if you no longer hear his voice.”

Gadhafi, Libya’s dictator for 42 years, was captured with his son Muatassim on Oct. 20 and killed by rebels.

As the Libyan capital of Tripoli fell to rebel forces, Aisha, her mother and two of her brothers took refuge in neighboring Algeria.

Aisha’s appeal puts her in direct conflict with a promise she and her family members made not to make public statements at the risk of losing their status as humanitarian refugees.

After similar statements in September, Algerian officials warned that she could be expelled.

The Algerian regime had close ties with Gadhafi but has since worked to repair strained relations with Libya’s new leaders.

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Gaddafi’s Killer Will Be Prosecuted When Caught, Libya’s Interim Government Says

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 30, 2011


He is hiding or hided?

The person responsible for the death of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi will be prosecuted, Libya’s interim government has said.

Abdel Hafiz Ghoga, deputy chief of the National Transitional Council (NTC), said that anyone proven to have shot and killed Gaddafi would be brought to justice.

“With regards to Gaddafi, we do not wait for anybody to tell us,” he told the al-Arabiya satellite channel.

He added: “We had already launched an investigation. We have issued a code of ethics in handling of prisoners of war. I am sure that was an individual act and not an act of revolutionaries or the national army. Whoever is responsible for that will be judged and given a fair trial.”

Previously the NTC has insisted that Gaddafi was shot accidentally in ‘crossfire’ after his arrest.

But footage released after the former leader’s death, which showed him wounded and being violently assaulted by his captors, lead to international criticism and calls for an investigation.

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Gaddafi Dead: Family May File War Crimes Complaint

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 27, 2011

   
That could be an important issue, however; there is no strong ground for this.
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Gaddafi Buried: Burial Of Gaddafi, Muatassim And Abu Bakr Younis In Secret Location

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 25, 2011


Mark Almond, Visiting Professor of Internatio­nal Relations at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, says much discontent will come the NTC’s way once Libyans realize that getting the country back on track is going to be a long, hard process.
“More people will become nostalgic for Gaddafi’s regime if and when the new regime will not only be able to return the country to the way it was before – minus Gaddafi – but actually if they will not be able to produce the basic living standards that existed under Gaddafi,” Almond predicts.

Muammar Gaddafi has taken many secrets to the grave, from his involvemen­t in financing Nicolas Sarkozy’s presidenti­al campaign or co-operati­on with American and British intelligen­ce. But these secrets will not perish, believes the professor.
“Ironicall­y, Gaddafi has taken his secrets to his grave but the shadow of dealing with him cast on the reputation of Tony Blair and Nicolas Sarkozy will not go away. Precisely because of this uncertain situation, suspicion will probably only grow,” Almond warns, explaining that after Gaddafi disappeare­d from the scene, Western leaders who got involved in murky dealings with the colonel will simply “not be able to prove their innocence.­” @RT
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Free to kill: 53 Gaddafi loyalists reported executed

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 24, 2011

A convoy of loyalist forces is believed to have been bombed by NATO before the killing of Muammar Gaddafi in the Libyan town of Sirte on October 22, 2011 (AFP Photo / Philippe Desmazes)

Human Rights Watch claims it has found 53 decaying bodies of Muammar Gaddafi loyalists in his hometown of Sirte. The human rights group said on Monday that these people must have been executed by revolutionaries.

“Some had their hands bound behind their backs when they were shot,” claimed Peter Bouckaert from Human Rights Watch (HRW), investigating the killings.

HRW says it has found the bodies on Sunday at the Hotel Mahari in District 2. That area of Sirte is considered to have been controlled by anti-Gaddafi forces.

The group considers the accident to be part of the murders and lootings from some opposition forces that do not want to obey any law at all. HRW calls for Libya to get these people under control.

Britain and the US have urged Libyan authorities to investigate the atrocities. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘We continue our resistance to full revenge. I am in Libya, alive and free’ – Gaddafi’s son

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 23, 2011

Libya, Tripoli: Saif al-Islam Kadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, flashes the V-sign for victory as he appears in front of supporters and journalists at his father's residential complex in the Libyan capital Tripoli in the early hours of August 23, 2011. (AFP Photo / Imed Lamloum)

The son and heir apparent of the late Colonel Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, is still in Libya. He is free and will go on with resistance, he reportedly claimed in an address to supporters aired by Syria’s Arrai TV Channel, loyal to the Libyan ex-leader.

“We continue our resistance. I am in Libya, I am alive, free and intend to go to the very end and exact revenge,”Russia’s “RIA Novosti” news agency quotes Saif al-Islam as saying on the Syrian Channel on Saturday night.

Earlier contradictory reports suggested Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has been either killed or captured in the western Libyan town of Zliten and was in the hands of the country’s National Transitional Council.

Egypt’s Nile TV Channel reported on Thursday, October 20, that he had managed to flee Sirte and find shelter in the desert.

According to RIA Novosti, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has already got the support of the tribes loyal to his father, who promised to fight against the current government and take revenge for the killing of the colonel and his son Mutassim. Some experts now suggest the Libyan conflict could now be prolonged and grow from a political into an interethnic struggle. Read the rest of this entry »

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Putin: Who gave NATO right to kill Gaddafi?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 22, 2011

Then what was the real reason for NATO attacking Libya?

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Gaddafi Death Clips

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 20, 2011

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Libya: Tripoli Scene Of New Fighting

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 14, 2011


This Libya war could invite another recession. What NATO will face and what Gaddafi will say that time? That time Gaddafi could tell lots of bullet type sayings. There could not be any alternativ­es rather than pretending of being deaf.
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