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NATO's Continuing War Crimes - Libya's Water Supply

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posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 06:21 PM
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NATO may claim the bombing of the "Man Made River" pipeline was another ACCIDENT, but then to bomb the factory that just happens to be where the pipe sections are manufactured, is irrefutable evidence of a deliberate cowardly/callously perpertrated crime against.humanity.

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This is clearly a violation of war to attack essential civilian infrastructure & a breach of human rights to water.

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[sarcasm] Having trouble beating Gaddafi, because his people are behind him, I know let's break their spirits by depriving them of water, then when they are collapsing & dying from thirst, they will curse his name. [sarcasm]

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This truly the crime of cowards & criminals/terrorists.

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english.pravda.ru...


A NATO terrorist attack has hit a water pipes factory in al-Brega, murdering six guards, this being the factory which makes pipes for the great man-made irrigation system across the desert which brings water to seventy per cent of Libyan homes, according to sources in Libya. The factory was hit after the water supply network was destroyed on Friday.

July 22 2011. A date for humanity to remember. NATO hit the Libyan water supply pipeline. It will take months to repair. Then on Saturday they hit the pipeline factory producing pipes to repair it.

Since when is a water pipes factory in al-Brega a legitimate target to impose a no-fly zone to protect civilians? Since when is the water supply pipeline itself a legitimate target?

NATO has committed another war crime, targeting a civilian water supply network which brings water to 70% of Libya's population, according to Pravda.Ru sources in Libya. The general manager of the Man Made River Corporation which controls the pipeline reports it was hit in a NATO strike on Friday. In another clear violation of the law, a consignment from Italy of 19 000 AK-47's was caught in Ajdabiyah by the Libyan authorities, according to Libyan military sources.


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posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 06:25 PM
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It's war, "War is Hell". That being said, I advocate ending all of our wars and returning the troops home immediately if not sooner.



posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 06:33 PM
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Troops will be returned home when:
1)People wake up and start taking responsibility.
2)People in NATO countries experience bombings and killings like those done by their troops.

I think that first option sounds much better, so lets work on waking people up!



posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 06:33 PM
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apparently the pipeline is a legitimate target. i just got off the nato website and apparently some of the unused water was going to evaporate and condense into the clouds and become rain, violating the no fly zone.



posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 06:37 PM
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well at least in north america and the nato countries
if you want to burst a pipe line just give it to BP to look after....
no need for bombs.



posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 06:40 PM
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english.pravda.ru...


The international community also needs to be put on notice as to its responsibilities towards UN Resolutions 1970 and 1973. The main thrust of action for those resolutions was for the protection of civilian life in Libya. This must not be forgotten.

Given the following statistics, action against NATO is called for.

From March 19th until July 8th, 1,108 Libyans were killed by the attacks of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and 4,537 were injured, of whom 717 were seriously injured, reports the Ministry of Health in Libya and reported by TeleSUR special envoy on the North African country, Rolando Segura, through their social network account on Twitter.

The resolution authorises "all necessary measures" (that is military action) to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack. Repeating, "all necessary measures."


"All necessary measures to protect civilian"

Yeah, bombing their water supply & letting them die of thirst is really protecting them.

I'd hate to see their idea of contraception.


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posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 06:44 PM
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Look, the job of the military is to kill people and break things. "Peacekeeping" is not a job for military forces. Peace cannot be kept by force. This is a war. The water supply is a "legitimate" target in a war. The fact that civilians also need that water is called "collateral damage". It happens. Best move? Call off all the wars and bring our troops home.



posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 06:46 PM
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Originally posted by acrux
english.pravda.ru...


The international community also needs to be put on notice as to its responsibilities towards UN Resolutions 1970 and 1973. The main thrust of action for those resolutions was for the protection of civilian life in Libya. This must not be forgotten.

Given the following statistics, action against NATO is called for.

From March 19th until July 8th, 1,108 Libyans were killed by the attacks of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and 4,537 were injured, of whom 717 were seriously injured, reports the Ministry of Health in Libya and reported by TeleSUR special envoy on the North African country, Rolando Segura, through their social network account on Twitter.

The resolution authorises "all necessary measures" (that is military action) to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack. Repeating, "all necessary measures."


"All necessary measures to protect civilian"

Yeah, bombing their water supply & letting them die of thirst is really protecting them.



well you know
they almost made Oxygen Di Hydride illegal in Califournia....
to protect the innocent
After all one good lung full will kill you...
but saner heads prevailed....
till now



posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 06:46 PM
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Since when was this war? When did anyone approve a war? Both of these were definitely not eligible targets, and I want to see what statements will be issued in regard to this atrocity. An excuse, no doubt, but obviously not an accident. How stupid do they think we are?



posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 06:49 PM
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You call it peacekeeping & collateral damage.

I call it true terrorism, not to be confused with the false flag terrorism.

But I do agree with you that all the troops should go home.



posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 06:51 PM
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An article from pravda? Written by Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey?

Pravda is russian propaganda and full of hoax worthy material, google the author and see how reputable he is.




The journalistic world is a'flutter today over comments written about Canada and the Vancouver Olympics by Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey for an editorial in the Russian propaganda rag Pravda. In his editorial, published PRIORto Canada's historic (and bloody satisfying) drubbing of the Russian hockey team, he denigrates Vancouver, Canada, and the olympics. Here is a sample of some of his opinions: Vancouver is not fit to hold the Winter Olympics. We all know Canada has problems with the future lines drawn on Arctic maps and we all know Canada lives in the shadow of its larger neighbour to the south. The abject cruelty shown by Canadian soldiers in international conflicts is scantily referred to, as indeed is the utter incapacity of this county to host a major international event, due to its inferiority complex, born of a trauma being the skinny and weakling bro to a beefy United States and a colonial outpost to the United Kingdom, whose Queen smiles happily from Canadian postage stamps. Maybe it is this which makes the Canadians so…retentive, or cowardly. So it is not exactly a huge surprise to have international skating experts from the four corners of the Earth criticizing the decision to award the Men’s figure skating Gold medal to the US athlete Evan Lysacekv over the reigning Olympic Champion Evgeny Plushenko, whose superior performance was inexplicably ignored. Everybody who knows anything about Olympic skating, Winter Olympic sports and international politics will infer from the pitiful and dangerous conditions provided by the Canadian authorities, which already caused one death, that Vancouver is mutton dressed as lamb. Take off the outer veneer and the stench is horrific. There you have it. Proof that any idiot can have an opinion and get it published somewhere


Source



posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 07:00 PM
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Please address the evidence provided & not shoot the messenger.

That's one of the oldest/lamest tricks in the book, character assassination of the witness by presenting irrelavent testimony.

Your quoted article does not cover the fact of the NATO crimes against humanity.

Plus your evidence is off topic, I fail to see just what relevence comments by reporter about the Canadian Olympics has to do with the atrocity that was perpertrated in the name of protecting the Libyan according to UN resolution 1970 & 1973.

Even if the article has a Russian propaganda slant it still does not change the actual emphasis of said article.

Just because the source is not a homogenised/pasturised/Pentagon censored/POTUS approved/rated "G"/Disney Channel approved western media source, does not change the factor of civilians being left to die of thirst because of western greed/callousness/cowardice.


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posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 07:16 PM
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I have no love for NATO, it is wrong what they are doing. I'm just pointing out that Pravda is well known for propaganda and hoaxes, and I've seen threads been closed on ATS for using Pravda is a source.



posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 07:35 PM
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The West is now a hotch potch of dictatorships gradually melding into a single entity. They do all this in our name and whoever we vote in in whichever Western "democracy" the monolith rolls on. So many innocent people all over the world being killed by Western Corporate and National entities. All because of the total and abject FAILURE of our own democratic and legal systems. The entities would appear to have outgrown the apparent impotence of our systems of accountability our votes count for nothing our voices go unheard.
When we are such failures at Democracy our claim for the moral highground in murdering innocents to place upon them a corrupt and one must now say evil system of government is pie in the sky.
We are evil. We let these obnoxious people ride roughshod over cultures and rights all over the world. We are evil. They are our responsibility.
The deflection argument of 'oh well this or that leader is a dictator' or their belief system is wrong and does not give human rights to people, cannot in no way deflect from the truly appalling entity the West has become.
They are attacking the water project that also supplies drinking water to their Libyan allies, shows them what they're worth in the monolith's scheme of things. They might as well get used to being worthless to the evil people we spawned that are creating this havoc as it is now dawning on a lot of us in it's home bases.
I cannot see anything other than a Democratic system. I cannot see what we have now as Democratic.


There are other reports of this. If we are wrong about the water strike it in no way detracts from how I feel about the Democratic West being used in such a miitaristic and illiberal manner.
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posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 07:36 PM
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NATO planes struck a factory near the embattled oil city of Brega on Friday killing six guards, Libyan officials said.

The plant, located six miles south of the strategic oil installation, builds the huge pipes that carry water from underground aquifers deep in the south to the coast as part of the Great Man Made River irrigation project.

"Major parts of the plant have been damaged," said Abdel-Hakim el-Shwehdy, head of the company running the project. "There could be major setback for the future projects."

At least 70 percent of Libyans survive on the water carried through the pipes to the coast in the project, according to government figures.

"Most Libyans drink from the Great Manmade River, most Libyan land is farmed from the water, so any harm against this vital project is a harm aginst all Libyans," warned government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim. "We believe this a very dangerous development in NATO'S attacks."



Fox

Distracting by attacking Pravada(though justifiable) does a disservice to the thread. The OP is correct, and shows NATO for what it is. Colonialism.



posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 07:40 PM
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Ruining the morale of the people has been a wartime strategy since humans have been doing war so what's the problem with it?

If your against the war than fine but there's no need to be against every little tactic also. This is what army's do in war to win.



posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 07:53 PM
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Originally posted by kro32
Ruining the morale of the people has been a wartime strategy since humans have been doing war so what's the problem with it?

If your against the war than fine but there's no need to be against every little tactic also. This is what army's do in war to win.


Thought NATO was just enforcing a no fly zone not actually at war with Libya????



posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 07:55 PM
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That's their story isn't it. They should just admit they want Ghaddafi gone and go do it instead of putzing around. We could have had this over with weeks ago and been on to our next target by now.



posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 08:08 PM
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Ruining the morale of the people has been a wartime strategy since humans have been doing war so what's the problem with it?

If your against the war than fine but there's no need to be against every little tactic also. This is what army's do in war to win.

UN Resolution 1970 & 1973 were the enfocement of a NO FLY ZONE in Libya, not a war.

Bombing of military targets may be argued as enforcement, even nthough that line of thought is on shakey ground at best.

This was clearly an attack on essential life-supporting civilian infrastructure, thus making it a crime again humanity.

By the line of thought that it's just a war thing, you would say that the pipeline bombing is justified because the military installations/complexes/personel of Libya require water.

What's next that it is justifiable to make collateral damage of the Libyan farmers because they grow food & it just happens that Gaddafi's troops coincidentally eat food too.

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That's their story isn't it. They should just admit they want Ghaddafi gone and go do it instead of putzing around. We could have had this over with weeks ago and been on to our next target by now.

You seem to be of the line of thought that it's just their job so they are indemnitable.

So sad how you can be so callous & just shrug this issue off.



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posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 08:10 PM
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WOW, well said.




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