Libyan Violence and Instability - by Stephen Lendman
Daily violence and resistance continues.
NATO's killing machine ravaged a nonbelligerent country posing no threat. Tyranny replaced Jamahiriya government. Violence followed stability.
On January 3, Middle East Online contributor Jay Deshnukh headlined, "Ex-rebels' war for money, power: Fierce clashes erupt in Tripoli," saying:
In central Tripoli, fighting claimed two lives as "former rebels from....Misurata clashed with....ex-fighters from the Libyan capital, witnesses said."
Heavy gunfire was exchanged in broad daylight "between Zawiyah and Al-Saidi streets near a" Gaddafi regime intelligence headquarters building.- Advertisement -
Neighborhood sections were "surrounded by hundreds of (heavily armed) rebels."
Throughout Tripoli, militia brigades control former government buildings. Their presence challenges Western-installed Transitional National Council (NTC) figures. Abdul Hakim Belhadj led them until he left to join Syrian insurgents.
On January 4, Pravda.ru contributor Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey headlined, "Libya latest news: Chaos," saying:
Major media scoundrels are largely silent about ongoing violence and conflict. "Credible sources" report "utter chaos." Rebel faction clashes continue. Internal dissension affects TNC unity. Libya's in disarray.
In December, rebel groups clashed in Tripoli and at Mitiga air base. Misurata and Benghazi skirmishes erupted. Bani Walid tribes headed for Tripoli. "Strong fights among groups of terrorists and Libyan Green Resistance (Jamahiriya forces)" continue.
Zintan militia fighters and Green Resistance elements battled "Al Qaeda Bel Haj militia...." They hold Saif al-Islam Gaddafi captive. They won't release him to International Criminal Court (ICC) custody because it has no jurisdiction in Libya.
"Racist NTC/NATO terrorist forces destroy(ed) a Taourga cemetery." Green flags fly "everywhere" in Al-Zawiyah. They're also visible throughout Sabha, Gharyan, Tarhouna, and Ghadames.- Advertisement -
"NATO knows that the people of Libya do not accept their criminal terrorist forces as 'Government.' " Green Resistance and Jamahiriya militia attacked insurgent terrorists.
On January 5, Algeria ISP headlined, "New Resistance green opposition," saying:
Clashes erupted in Tripoli's El Islami district. Warchfana resistance fighters contested Misurata rebels. "At Mazda, the fighters of the Liberation Army of Libya destroyed the headquarters of the local" NTC council.