March 19 - The first air strikes halts the advance of Gaddafi's forces on Benghazi and target Libya's air defense infrastructure.
Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, denied wrongdoing by government forces." He said that the largest demonstration the opposition had made was of a few thousand people in Bengazi, and that the opposition was made up of terrorists who publicly executed soldiers of the Libyan army on "dozens of videos" on the Internet. He said that "Libya does not use mercenaries, period", and that "half of Libya's population are blacks."[ "World To See 'Surprises' In Libya Soon, Says Gaddafi's Son". Bernama, Malaysian National News Agency5 March 2011.]
It had taken the colonial powers only one month from the first day of violence in Benghazi to have its UN tool Security Council order the bombing of prosperous Libya out of existence and already weeks before the US had many billions of dollars worth of Libyan overseas assets sized and sanctions put into effect, all based on CNN et al unsubstantiated charges.
The colonial powered monolithic media of the West made this swift war upon Libya possible. Here is Seif Gaddafi, speaking during a Russian Television interview, which RT titled US looks on Libya as McDonald's -- Gaddafi's son
"Many countries, Iran and North Korea are among them, told us it was our mistake to give up, to have stopped developing long-range missiles and to become friendly with the West. Our example means one should never trust the West and should always be on alert -- for them it is fine to change their mind overnight and start bombing Libya,"
"One of our biggest mistakes was that we delayed buying new weapons, especially from Russia, and delayed building a strong army. We thought Europeans were our friends; our mistake was to be tolerant with our enemies". Saif Gaddafi confessed naivete about the intentions of the European investor colonizers of the world his father had fought tooth and nail in Africa and beyond for four decades" "It's a fake court. Under the table they are trying to negotiate with us a deal. They say if you accept this deal, we will take care of the court. What does that mean? It means this court is controlled by those countries which are attacking us every day!
"The country is a like a piece of cake for them -- it is rich, it has gas, oil and money, so they must kill my father to get the cake. What they don't understand is that the fighting will not stop if my father goes. Libyans will continue fighting until one day the country will be back to the Libyans,"concluded Saif al-Islam Gaddafi.
Libya Rebels: Gaddafi Could be Right About al-Qaeda - The First Post
Mar 24, 2011 ... Gaddafi may have been right when he identified his opponents as al-Qaeda, says Alexander Cockburn.
Five days into the US NATO bombing and only five weeks after the first small amount of violence began in Benghazi, another well known historian published two long well documented studies titled :The CIA's Libya Rebels: 2007 West Point Study Shows Benghazi-Darnah-Tobruk Area was a World Leader in Al Qaeda Suicide Bomber Recruitment, By Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D., March 24, 2011, Information Clearing House
"Al Qaeda is not a centralized organization, but rather a gaggle or congeries of fanatics, dupes, psychotics, misfits, double agents, provocateurs, mercenaries, and other elements. As noted, Al Qaeda was founded by the United States and the British during the struggle against the Soviets in Afghanistan. This means that the Al Qaeda ideology offers a ready and easy way for the Anglo-American secret intelligence agencies to attack and destabilize existing Arab and Muslim governments as part of the ceaseless need of imperialism and colonialism to loot and attack the developing nations. This is precisely what is happening in Libya today." The CIA's Libya Rebels: The Same Terrorists who Killed US, NATO Troops in Iraq. [TARPLEY.net, 3/24/2011]
July First and Second - Nearly a Million Libyans Demonstrate for Their Government as War Planes Bomb
Your author shall never forget an overjoyed Saif Gaddafi elated, smiling happily, trilled, relieved, convinced that the nightmare was over because a million or more Libyans in a total population of little more than six, were wildly demonstrating with green flags for Gaddafi and their Jamahiriva or green book government on the outskirts of Tripoli even as NATO warplanes bombed within earshot. His elation was contagious, and for a moment or two, I too thought yes, they would have to stop bombing for this overwhelming evidence that it was wrong.
Then I remembered the incredible seeming omniscient ability of Western media to blackout news. Of course, with world opinion always in it craw, simply never reported these massive demonstrations for Gaddafi and against the US NATO UN sponsored continuous bombing then already at this juncture three and half months long. Non-Western media covering the demonstrations did note that the bombings of Tripoli "had declined since the rise of the marches in Tripoli with a shift to increased bombing of other parts of Libya." Readers may view the HUGE PRO GADDAFI RALLY IN TRIPOLI - RAW FOOTAGE, 7/2/2011, and if interested read the full translation of Gaddafi's long speech of July 1, 2011www.blacklistednews.com/?news_id=14505 Other videos of the rally are no longer on the Internet.
On 10, 9, 2011, The Leader of NATO Member Italy Confessed even as Italian warplanes bombed Libya! Silvio Berlusconi was Prime Minister for nine years in total, making him the longest-serving post-war Prime Minister of Italy. Berlusconi was the senior G8 leader from 2009 until 2011, the year Libya was destroyed and plundered by the Colonial Powers and their subservient UN.