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Libya: NATO is now killing Civilians!

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by PascalFlx, Jun 19, 2011.

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    PascalFlx Member

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    Kwa kile wanachokiita "conducting airstrikes against military targets," Ndege za NATO zimeangusha mabomu kwa mara nyingine tena katika makazi wanayoishi raia siku ya Jumapili asubuhi na kuuwa watu 8 na wengine 18 Kujeruhiwa

    kwa habari zaidi nanukuu

    NATO investigates: Libya blames NATO for airstrike on apartment building - latimes.com

    Reporting from Tripoli, Libya—
    The Western alliance leading the air campaign over Libya said Sunday it was investigating allegations by the Libyan government that an airstrike had destroyed an apartment building in a densely populated Tripoli neighborhood, killing nine people and injuring 18 others.
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization confirmed that its planes were operating above Tripoli at the time of the alleged attack, early Sunday morning. NATO was "conducting airstrikes against military targets," Wing Commander Mike Bracken, spokesman for the operation, said in a statement issued in Naples, the headquarters of the air effort.
    "We take all such reports very seriously, and we're looking into the matter," Bracken said of the Libyan government's allegations.
    Photos: Libyan apartment bombing
    Libyan officials say the incident confirms their contention that the Western alliance is recklessly targeting civilian structures — an allegation denied by NATO.
    NATO has been bombing Libya since March under the authority of a United Nations mandate to protect civilians during an ongoing uprising againstMoammar Kadafi, who has ruled Libya for more than 40 years. Kadafi's government claims that more than 800 civilians have been killed in the bombings; the number is impossible for journalists here to verify, and some of the claims appear contrived.
    NATO has never acknowledged causing any civilian casualties during its almost four-month air campaign — including more than 10,000 sorties — over government-controlled territory in Libya, according to a spokesman in Naples. The alliance has no one on the ground in government-held territory to assess such allegations, NATO officials said.
    On Sunday, neighbors looked through wreckage of the devastated Tripoli apartment building, which, they said, was not near any military installation. Residents interviewed overwhelmingly blamed NATO for the bombings, though some with anti-regime sympathies suggested there might be another explanation.
    Rebel spokesmen outside government-controlled territory questioned whether NATO was responsible.
    At the scene, several people said they had heard aircraft and a whistling sound before the post-midnight blast. As many as half a dozen other nearby homes suffered varying amounts damage.
    NATO appeared to resume its air operations Sunday afternoon over Tripoli. Planes were heard in the sky, and several explosions boomed in the distance.
    The blast that toppled the apartment building occurred in the Arada Street neighborhood of the Souk Juma district, a sprawling community that is one of Tripoli's most populous.
    The building that was hit was in the middle of a residential street about 150 yards from a major secondary school.
    "This was a purely civilian street," said one man, who noted that he opposed the Kadafi government. "I think the sooner Kadafi goes the better. But for NATO to bomb a street like this is criminal. There is no military here anywhere."
    The neighborhood has been a center of opposition to Kadafi, especially during disturbances that broke out in February and were put down by his regime
    Government officials bused international journalists to the scene.
    Scores of people in pajamas and sandals gathered on the rubble-strewn street well into the early-morning hours. Volunteers carted out chunks of concrete as they searched for survivors or the deceased. The body of a woman was found and taken away on a stretcher as the search continued. Bulldozers moved huge pieces of concrete and twisted wire. Children's clothing was seen in the rubble.
    Witnesses said the explosion occurred at about 1:15 a.m.
    Journalists were shown five bodies at Tripoli Central Hospital, three adults and two children, one a 9-month-old girl in diapers, her corpse laid out on a gurney.
    Authorities and neighbors said the victims were all part of one extended family with the surname Gharari.
    The incident took place as the war of words between NATO and the Libyan government had been heating up.
    In one recent case, the Libyan government said a NATO bomb destroyed a hotel that was just 200 yards from three 12-story apartment buildings. The government also alleged that NATO hit a bus southwest of Tripoli this week, killing a dozen people, and that a NATO bomb struck a university building in Tripoli, though no one was hurt in that incident.
    The government also has said a NATO bomb destroyed a factory where oxygen and nitrogen are fabricated for medical uses. That building, however, was adjacent to a military facility that had been heavily bombed. The government said that hospitals will now face a shortage of oxygen for operations and for the treatment of premature babies because the factory was destroyed.
    NATO has said it takes every precaution to avoid civilian casualties.
    NATO has acknowledged that it mistakenly bombed a column of rebel vehicles near the eastern city of Port Brega on Thursday, resulting in an unknown number of casualties. It was at least the fourth friendly fire incident in which NATO hit rebel positions, causing a total of at least 30 deaths and many injuries.
    Photos: Libyan apartment bombing

    patrick.mcdonnell@latimes.com


    link: NATO investigates: Libya blames NATO for airstrike on apartment building - latimes.com
     
  2. AshaDii

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    And they claim the Libyan attack is to protect its people from Gaddaffi… They are not serious!
    The US and European powers proclaim are engaged in ever more desperate efforts to maintain
    the "humanitarian" pretext for their attack on Libya… Lets wait and see…
     
  3. sulphadoxine

    sulphadoxine JF-Expert Member

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    NATO imekubali kuwa "matatizo ya mtambo wa silaha" huenda yalisababisha mashambulio dhidi ya raia Jumapili asubuhi mjini Tripoli,Libya.
    Katika taarifa,muungano huo wa majeshi umesema kuwa lengo ilikuwa ni kituo cha makombora cha kijeshi,lakini "inaonekana moja ya silaha"haikulenga kituo hicho.
    Awali serikali ya Libya ilisema kuwa Nato imeshambulia eneo la makaazi ya watu,na kuwaua raia tisa,wakiwemo watoto.
    Nato inatekeleza makubaliano ya Umoja wa Mataifa kuwalinda raid wa Libya kutoka kwa vikosi vinavyomuunga mkono Gaddafi.
    'Familia ilishambuliwa'
    "Nato inajutia kufarikia dunia kwa raia na inachukua hatua za makini katika kushambulia utawala ambao unatumia nguvu dhidi ya raia wake wenyewe," alisema Luteni Jenerali Charles Bouchard, kamanda wa harakati hizo.
    " Ingawa bado tunachunguza sababu za tukio hili,ishara zinaonyesha kuwa ni matatizo ya mtambo wa silaha huenda yakawa sababu ya tukio lenyewe,"aliongeza.
    Taarifa hio ilisema kuwa mashambulio zaidi ya 11,500 yamefanywa na "kila shambulio linapangwa na kutekelezwa kwa makini ili kuepuka mauaji ya raia".
     
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    Utingo JF-Expert Member

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    I wish someone could be capable to fire a bomb na kukatokea 'matatizo ya mtambo wa silaha', badala ya kupiga tripoli, bomu likapiga brussells na kuteketeza makao makuu ya NATO.
     
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    Nanu JF-Expert Member

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    Hii moja wameikubali kwa sababu vyombo vya habari za magharibi zilitangaza na walichukuwa picha za eneo hilo. Mauaji ya namna hiyo yameshatokea mengi sana Libya!
    Resolution ya UN ilikuwa kuhakikisha kuwa ndege za Libya haziruki kushambulia raia lakini limekuwa NATO wamepewa kibali cha kuruka na kuuwa wananchi wa Libya!!!
    Hii ni hatari kwa mustakabali wa Libya hata baada ya vita hivi Libya haitakuwa Libya tena labda baada ya miongo kadhaa. Wanalipua kila kitu kizuri zha Libya haalafu wanakwenda kukaa na kuanza kuapa mabilioni ya dola kama mikopo. Hii ndiyo waliyotaka baada ya kuona kuwa Libya haitaki mikopo ya WB na IMF!
     
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    zamlock JF-Expert Member

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    nato washenzi sana pia ni viongozi wa afric wasivyo makini ndo maana haya yote yanatokea
     
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    NATO Airstrike Kills 15 West of Tripoli

    Libya's government said a NATO airstrike west of Tripoli early Monday on a large family compound belonging to a close associate of Muammar Qaddafi has killed at least 15 people, including three children.

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    June 19: In this photo taken on a government-organized tour,
    Libyan firefighters and local residents remove debris from a damaged residential


    A NATO official in Naples, Italy, said the alliance has not conducted any strikes in that area in the past 24 hours. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of NATO regulations.

    Qaddafi's regime has repeatedly accused NATO of targeting civilians in an attempt to rally support against the alliance's intervention in the country's civil war. NATO has repeatedly insisted it tries to avoid killing civilians.

    Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said alliance bombs struck the compound belonging to Khoweildi al-Hamidi outside the city of Surman, some 40 miles west of Tripoli, around 4 a.m. local time Monday.

    Al-Hamidi is a longtime regime insider who took part in the 1969 coup that brought Qaddafi to power. He reportedly commanded a battalion that crushed rebels in the western city of Zawiya in March, and his daughter is married to one of Qaddafi's sons, Saadi.

    Ibrahim said al-Hamidi escaped the airstrikes unharmed but that three children, two of them al-Hamidi's grandchildren, were among the 15 people killed. Officials said he was inside a still-intact building at the time of the strike.

    "They (NATO) are targeting civilians. ... The logic is intimidation," Ibrahim said. "They want Libyans to give up the fight ... they want to break our spirit."

    Foreign journalists based in the Libyan capital were taken by government officials to the walled compound, where at least two buildings had been blasted to rubble. A pair of massive craters could be seen in the dusty ground, and rescue service workers with sniffer dogs were scouring the rubble in search of people. The smell of smoke was still in the air.

    Damage could be seen elsewhere in the compound, including at a large tent where cars were kept and at circular sitting room containing old framed photos said to be of al-Hamidi. A deer kept in an enclosure with other animals had a broken antler and was bleeding from the mouth.

    Another building outside the compound, next to a communications tower, was also obliterated, causing damage to an adjacent house. A mosque across the street and a school next door were not damaged.

    Journalists were later taken to a hospital in the nearby city of Sabratha, where medical workers showed them the bodies of about eight to 10 people, including those of two children, said to have been killed in the strike. Some of the bodies appeared charred, while others were in pieces.

    Portraits of Qaddafi hung on the hospital walls as armed men in military fatigues -- some guards from the compound -- roamed the hallways.

    NATO, which has a mandate to protect Libyan civilians, has rejected the Libyan government's allegations that it targets civilians. However, mistakes have occurred.

    The alliance acknowledged that one of its airstrikes on Sunday accidentally struck a residential neighborhood in the capital, killing civilians.

    A coalition including France, Britain and the United States launched the first strikes against Qaddafi's forces under a United Nations resolution to protect civilians on March 19. NATO, which is joined by a number of Arab allies, assumed control of the air campaign over Libya on March 31.

    From their de facto capital of Benghazi, the rebels have taken control of much of the eastern half of the country. They also control pockets in the west, mainly around the port city of Misrata and in the Nafusa mountains south of Tripoli.

    In Luxembourg, the European Union foreign ministers harshly condemned the Libyan regime, saying said in a statement that "time is not on Qaddafi's side," and that the Libyan leader "has lost all legitimacy to remain in power."

    The 27 foreign ministers also toughened the EU's sanctions against the regime by adding six port authorities controlled by Qaddafi's forces to its asset-freeze list. The ports were not named.

    In a similar move, the central bank of the United Arab Emirates ordered a freeze on the accounts of 19 Libyan individuals and institutions while an investigation of the funds is under way into possible links to Qaddafi's regime, according to local media.

    The reports gave no further details, and officials at the UAE's central bank were not immediately available for comment.



    Source:foxnews
     
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    Ismaily JF-Expert Member

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    Hii yote ni kwasababu ya unafiki wa waislam waarabu,hakuna mtu mnafiki kama mwarabu hawapo organized wametawaliwa na baba zao NATO,wao ndiyo wa kwanza kutaka GADAFF atolewe madarakani,QUATARY,FALME ZA KIARABU,UARABUNI,KUWAIT hawa ni wame wa mataifa ya uarabuni yameuweka uislam reheni ndiyo mana hata huku kwetu Tanzania waislam hatupo organized tunapigana vitina wenyewe kwa wenyewe,kufanya kazi hatupendi,tumekalia kuoa wake wengi na kucheza bao na kunywa kahawa.GADAFF sio mnaki atashinda vita dhidi ya waarabu wanafiki na NATO maharamia,KULU NAFS DHAI KATUR MAUT
     
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    Gaddafi nae ni mnafik mkubwa na vita hii hawezi kushinda. Ka unabisha tupinge!
     
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    Ismaily JF-Expert Member

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    Unafiki wake upo wapi kaka
     
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    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    Mkuu Ismaily, huyu Gaddafi alianza kuwakumbatia hao hao jamaa wanaomtandika saa ivi. Kwa mfano, alidhamini kampeni ya Sarkozy kwa mihela ya mafuta ya wananchi wa Libya (huo ni unafik). Gaddafi aliingia ubia na EU kuwazuia waafrica waliotaka kuzamia mamtoni (unafik mwingine). Mifano ni mingi sana. Tuache kumwona Gaddafi kama Malaika flani hivi. Of course, hatupendi Africa iingiliwe na wakoloni lakini hii haimaanishi kuwaunga mkono viongozi madikteta just because. Itakuwa tunakosea (that's my opinion)!
     
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    Utingo JF-Expert Member

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    I believe viongozi wa afric huwa wanahongwa kwanza, kwa sababu NATO hawawezi kuniambia kuwa Ghadaffi ni fisadi (hii ni pamoja na viongozi wengine wa Africa) hafai kuwa kiongozi wakati wanapokea fedha za viongozi hao hao katika mabenki yao ilhali wanajua pesa hizo zinatokana na misaada au misappropriation of wananchis money.
     
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