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Lies, Damn Lies, and NATO Claiming Control Across Libya

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Lies, Damn Lies, and NATO Claiming Control Across Libya - by Stephen Lendman

Libyans have held off the world's mightiest military force for seven months. They won't quit until they're free from NATO's killing machine.

At an October 11 press briefing , NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu claimed Operation Unified Protector (NATO's aggression on Libya) "has been a great success. We're pretty close to the end, but we're not there yet."

"We did the right thing. We saved countless lives. We did it the right way, fast, with flexibility, involving Partners from the start, and we did it for the right reasons; to fully implement the mandate of the United Nations Security Council."

"Now we will make sure the end of the operation will come when the time is right. We will not leave the job half done."

"Our mission, as you know, is to prevent attacks and threats against civilians, so we will terminate the mission once we assess that there is no longer a systematic and significant threat...."

NATO military spokesperson Col. Roland Lavoie followed Lungescu with similar comments, claiming "we have witnessed a significant evolution of the situation in Libya."

He added that "NATO is exercising air power only when necessary and always with caution, discernment and precision."

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On October 13, UN Support Mission to Libya head Ian Martin briefed Security Council members by video-link. His assessment differed greatly from NATO, saying:

"The situation (in Libya) is far from stable. There are many security concerns. The fighting is still on. Violations of human rights and international humanitarian law have been registered."

Russia's UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin called the briefing "open and sobering," adding:

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"The Libyan authorities clearly need support, an effective UN mission, and this is where the Security Council will concentrate its efforts in the next few months."

Loyalists, in fact, are Libya's only authority, not NATO or TNC puppet officials. UN action to halt terror bombing and rebel cutthroats is crucial. 

Libyan sovereignty must be recognized and supported, free from NATO and UN Blue Helmet paramilitary occupation. 

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