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(New York) - Government forces loyal to the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, have fired cluster munitions into residential areas in the western city of Misrata, posing a grave risk to civilians, Human Rights Watch said today.
More soon on the NYT site’s next update, along with details of the peculiar place the United States, which has used cluster munitions in Afghanistan and Iraq, and has not signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions, now finds itself in.
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
reply to post by mirageofdeceit
Sounds like we better get the ground war started, the public are gonna need some serious softening up for when they tell us they are risking yet more of our young mens lives, to secure resources for their corporate masters.
Expect more stories like this in the weeks ahead.edit on 16-4-2011 by woodwardjnr because: (no reason given)
President Obiang Nguema also spoke about what is now the almost three-week-long war waged by the U.S. and its NATO allies against Libya: "I believe that the problems in Libya should be resolved in an internal fashion and not through an intervention that could appear to resemble a humanitarian intervention. We have already seen this in Iraq." He added: “Each foreigner is susceptible to proposing erroneous solutions.
African problems cannot be resolved with a European, American or Asian view.” On the same day Russia called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Ivory Coast and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that recently reinforced French troops and cohorts from the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (ONUCI) operate under a mandate that demands strict neutrality and impartiality. The following day Lavrov expressed concerns about the U.S. and other NATO members arming anti-government insurgents in Libya, stating that such a measure "would constitute interference in the civil war." Comparable statements have been voiced around the world, from the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) in Latin America and the Caribbean denouncing the Libyan war to the leader of the world's 1.3 billion Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI, referring to the violence in Ivory Coast and Libya as a defeat for humanity and issuing "a renewed and heartfelt appeal to all parties to the [conflict] to initiate a process of peacemaking and dialogue, and to avoid further bloodshed."
American and other Western leaders, however, only desire an end to the violence in both African countries after the belligerents they support, with arms and air and missile attacks, have scored a decisive victory over their opponents.
Originally posted by gdaub23
this whole thing is playing out like a bad movie
from an article called "its official arab spring subversion is us funded"
we are made to believe our "leadership" is reacting to a fluid situation unfolding on the ground, when in reality they are executing an agenda that has been on the drawing board since at least 1991. Apparently voting for what we were told was the polar-opposite of George Bush and his Neo-Conservative agenda has not worked. We must then look past the puppet politicians and their superficial differences and see the corporate-financier oligarchy behind them, whose agenda transcends and dominates petty politics. We must see them as the problem, and replacing them entirely as the solution.
Originally posted by RandalFlagg
What I find ironic is NATO is now in a huff because they think Libya is using cluster munitions which are banned in most countries.
Guess who didnt sign the agreement saying they would stop using cluster munitions though????
Thats right the good old USA
O and who is still producing cluster munitions and selling them???
to just name a few.... Makes me sick