For example earlier this week NATO reported its bombing of the village on Zlitan, about 160 miles east of Tripoli in the Western Mountains as follows: "In the vicinity of Zlitan:1 Ammunition Storage Facility, 1 Military Facility, 2 Multiple Rocket Launchers."
However, still absent from this particular NATO report on its website is the fact that its bombing attack killed the wife and two children of Mustafa Naji, a local Zlitan physics teacher. Mustafa's wife Ibtisam, and their two children, Mohammad 5 and Muttasim, were pulverized. Once again, NATO said it could not confirm any claims of "accidental killings" but would recommend an investigation.
As was apparent one week after UNSCR 1973 was adopted, NATO is the instrument of the Obama administration's policy of regime change in Libya. NATO has virtually assumed the "rebels" command and control function in Libya's civil war. This afternoon, Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmoudi claimed that most of the rebel leadership has left Libya and he challenged them to hold a meeting during Ramadan. Mahmoudi claims that NATO is using Islamic extremists because they are more reliable in carrying out NATO orders as it seeks to break the civilian population's will to resist, similar to Israel's bombing campaign targeting the civilian population of Lebanon during the July 2006 war.
Where are the children?
Names and dates of birth of Libyan children missing from the orphanage at Misrata. Photo: flamb 8/4/11
Also of growing public and government concern in Western Libya is the whereabouts of 53 female and 52 male children aged one to 12 years and another group ranging from 12 to 18 years, both part of a government run home for orphans and abused children that until February was operating in Misrata, now under rebel control. According to several reports over the past three months and testimony presented last Thursday evening to the international media gathered at the Tripoli Rexis Hotel, by the General Union for Civil Society Organizations.
Libyan NGO's invited foreigners to a conference last week seeking help finding the 105 children missing from Misrata