Yet More Allegations of Detainee Abuse by Libyan Rebels

By: Thursday October 27, 2011 12:54 pm

Libya’s Transitional National Council has vowed to prosecute the killers of Moammar Gadhafi if crimes were found to be committed. They say they have issued a code of ethics on prisoners of war, and that any violation of that code will be investigated and subject to a criminal trial. They now have something else to [...]

The Destruction of Sirte

By: Wednesday October 26, 2011 8:15 am

The new Libyan government wants NATO to stay until the end of the year, rather than to end their mission on October 31, something NATO will vote on over the weekend. Chairman of the National Transitional Council (NTC) Mustafa Abdul Jalil wants NATO support to “control control surplus weapons and to deal with Gaddafi loyalists.” [...]

More Mass Graves, Atrocities Against Gadhafi Loyalists Found in Libya

By: Monday October 24, 2011 7:00 am

I continued to be infuriated by the invocation of the summary execution of Moammar Gadhafi as a “foreign policy success” for the Obama Administration. Among the other reasons, it was pretty clear that the Libyan rebels and their allies didn’t solely execute Gadhafi and treat all their other perceived adversaries with dignity and respect. And [...]

The New American Way of War

By: Saturday October 22, 2011 9:22 am

We don’t quite know how Moammar Gadhafi was killed. Photos and videos appear to show Gadhafi alive when he was found hiding in a drainage pipe by Libyan rebels, so the killing had to have taken place afterwards. He may have been shot shortly after capture, or he may have succumbed to previous wounds. The [...]

Multiple Reports Say Gadhafi Captured in Libya, Possibly Killed

By: Thursday October 20, 2011 6:50 am

Reports coming from Libya have been notoriously sketchy, so some caution should be exercised. Plus, Seif al-Islam al-Gadhafi got away from capture after the rebels left him in a room with an underground tunnel, so even if this story is correct it may not be the end of the story. But all reports from Sirte [...]

Libyan Civil War Continues, as Sirte Defenses Breached

By: Monday September 26, 2011 12:55 pm

In my continuing quest to get people to realize that there’s still a civil war on in Libya, let me mention the fact that rebel forces have entered Sirte, one of the last remaining Gadhafi strongholds, from the east. Anti-Gaddafi fighters have breached the former Libya leader’s hometown of Sirte from the east for the [...]

Civil War Nearing Endgame in Libya

By: Friday September 16, 2011 10:47 am

I guess after there were scenes of jubilation in the streets of Tripoli everyone just decided to turn away from Libya, but there’s still a civil war going on. The two remaining major strongholds for the Gadhafi loyalists are in Bani Walid and Sirte (Gadhafi’s hometown). The Libyan rebels have now entered both cities. Libyan [...]

Libyan Rebels Round Up, Detain Black Africans

By: Friday September 2, 2011 8:50 am

We never really got a clean sense of the rebels who NATO helped to bring to power in Libya. That picture is becoming slightly clearer.

Libyan Rebels Give Ultimatum to Loyalists; Give Up By Saturday or Face War

By: Tuesday August 30, 2011 10:55 am

Are we close to a Libyan-Algerian war? Or just a continuation of the Libyan civil war? It’s hard to say. Algeria certainly isn’t backing down after they sheltered members of Moammar Gadhafi’s family. Their UN envoy said the Algerians were merely following “the holy rule of hospitality.” Yesterday, a member of the Transitional National Council [...]

Libya: Gadhafi Family Members Arrive in Algeria

By: Monday August 29, 2011 1:26 pm

A convoy of Mercedes vehicles apparently carried the Gadhafi family into Algeria, and now the Libyan rebels who control much of the country want them returned to face trial. Libya’s de facto government considers Algeria’s sheltering of members of Muammar Gaddafi’s family an act of aggression and will seek their extradition, a National Transitional Council [...]

NATO Operations As Libyan Rebel Air Force Becoming Explicit in Final Days

By: Friday August 26, 2011 10:56 am

Fighting continues in Tripoli today, but the main action in Libya has moved to Sirte, the homeland of Moammar Gadhafi. Rebel units met up in Misrata to plan an attack on Sirte, and NATO planes, clearly meeting with their mission of responsibility to protect, bombed sites in Sirte. Craig Murray writes: What exactly is the [...]

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