SYNOPSIS

    This volume offers both analysis and eyewitness accounts
    of the NATO assault on a helpless civilian population it had
    a UN mandate to protect, and the massive propaganda
    campaign that made it possible.

    It responds to the many questions left unanswered by a
    complicit mainstream media, such as: Why Libya, not
    Bahrain, Yemen or Egypt? What was life in Libya like under
    Gadhafi? What is the truth about the so-called “Black
    Mercenaries”? What about Africom’s Plans for Africa?

    Cynthia McKinney and other contributors to this volume
    were in Libya during the period of the NATO assault on
    Libyan cities, among the few independent voices to report
    on the tragedy.

    SYNOPSIS

    This volume offers both analysis and eyewitness accounts
    of the NATO assault on a helpless civilian population it had
    a UN mandate to protect, and the massive propaganda
    campaign that made it possible.

    It responds to the many questions left unanswered by a
    complicit mainstream media, such as: Why Libya, not
    Bahrain, Yemen or Egypt? What was life in Libya like under
    Gadhafi? What is the truth about the so-called “Black
    Mercenaries”? What about Africom’s Plans for Africa?

    Cynthia McKinney and other contributors to this volume
    were in Libya during the period of the NATO assault on
    Libyan cities, among the few independent voices to report
    on the tragedy.

THE ILLEGAL WAR ON LIBYA
edited by
CYNTHIA McKINNEY
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    ABOUT CYNTHIA McKINNEY
    .
    Cynthia McKinney is an internationally renowned peace advocate and human rights
    activist.  She began this important work on day one of her political life and hasn’t looked
    back.  With her opinions, actions, and even her sense of style, McKinney has inspired both
    admiration and controversy.

    In 1988, McKinney won a House seat in the Georgia Legislature against all odds.  She
    was the first African-American woman to represent Atlanta and Fulton County in an at-
    large district in Georgia’s history.  She became a household name when she challenged
    the state’s leadership to abide by the Voting Rights Act and grant fair representation to all
    of Georgia’s residents, including the more than 30% who are of African descent.  She
    appealed directly to the United States Justice Department and won.  

    In 1991, speaking from the “well” of the Georgia House of Representatives, she made
    national headlines when she challenged President George Herbert Walker Bush’s decision
    to make war against Iraq.  Despite the vilification by the state’s pro-war establishment, her
    voice for justice and peace was heard by the people.

    In 1992, McKinney won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in a newly created
    district, drawn from Atlanta to Savannah.  Again, Cynthia made history by becoming the
    first African-American woman to represent Georgia in the U.S. Congress.  Cynthia voted
    against every war-funding bill put before her.  During her tenure, her district was re-drawn
    several times and re-numbered.  McKinney protested the new boundaries, but was still
    reelected to the seat until the pro-Israel Lobby targeted her because of her support for
    peace in Palestine.  She was a supporter of a Palestinian State in Israel-occupied
    territory; she sparked controversy by criticizing American policy in the region at a time
    when few dared to speak out.  After 11 September 2001, McKinney stated that based on
    her readings, the President had received warnings and that the matter deserved
    independent investigation.  The criticism she received as a result, combined with being
    targeted by the pro-Israel lobby, contributed to her defeat in the 2002 election; however,
    she ran for the seat again and was re-elected in 2004.

    Once again in Congress, McKinney was a vocal critic of the government’s response to
    Hurricane Katrina. Cynthia pressed for government transparency and accountability and
    introduced legislation to release the documents related to the murders of Dr. Martin Luther
    King, Jr. and Tupac Shakur.  She was the first Member of Congress to file Articles of
    Impeachment against President George W. Bush and Cynthia was forced out of Congress
    once more in 2007 when she was targeted for defeat, again, by donations from pro-Israel
    contributors that flooded into her opponent's campaign coffers.  Late in 2007, Cynthia
    became a Green Party Presidential Candidate.  Cynthia won the Green Party nomination
    for U.S. President and in 2008 ran for President.  

    In December 2008, Cynthia made international headlines when the Free Gaza boat she
    was aboard was rammed by the Israeli military as she was attempting to deliver medical
    supplies to the people of Gaza during Israel's Operation Cast Lead.  Cynthia and her
    fellow humanitarian activists, rescued by Lebanon, never made it to Gaza.  In 2009,
    Cynthia attempted to reach Gaza again, this time armed with crayons, coloring books, and
    school supplies for the children.  She and her fellow human rights workers became the
    Free Gaza 21 after their boat was overtaken in international waters by the Israeli military
    and they were kidnapped to Israel.  Cynthia spent 7 days in an Israeli prison.  Finally,
    Cynthia entered Gaza by land in July 2009 with George Galloway's 250-volunteer-strong
    Viva Palestina, USA.  

    As a rider and a member of the support team, Cynthia completed a cross-country bicycle
    ride with five other Bike4Peace 2010 cyclists who started in California and ended in
    Washington, D.C., speaking to the American people about the possibility of more peaceful
    US policies if enough of us are willing to participate in our own positive, personal
    transformations.  Cynthia had not been on a bicycle in twenty years and faced many
    personal obstacles along the way.  However, she met this challenge with her usual good
    humor and determination and by the last day of the ride was able to complete over 65
    miles on her bicycle.  

    In 2011, Cynthia led a DIGNITY Delegation of alternative and independent journalists to
    Libya while US and NATO bombs, laced with poisons including depleted uranium,
    targeted civilian populations.  Afterward, she completed a successful 29-city peace tour in
    the United States and Canada to promote a more peaceful U.S. foreign policy.  Cynthia
    now travels the world speaking out on human rights, nature’s rights, and peace while she
    completes her studies toward a Ph.D.


    TABLE OF CONTENTS


    Editor’s Note
    Cynthia McKinney

    Introduction
    Bob Fitrakis

    ON THE GROUND IN LIBYA DURING
    “HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION”

    NATO’S Feast of Blood
    Cynthia McKinney

    Living Through a Full-Blown Media War
    Lizzie Phelan

    Anatomy of a Murder
    Cynthia McKinney

    Dispatches from Tripoli
    Wayne Madsen

    NATO Bombs the Great Man-Made River
    Mark Metcalfe

    America’s Black Pharoah and Black Genocide in Libya
    T West

    NATO’s Libya War:  A Nuremberg Level Crime
    Stephen Lendman

    WHY QADDAFI? WHY LIBYA?  

    Muammar Qaddafi:  Mad Dog or Brother Leader?
    Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

    Why Libya Was Attacked
    Stephen Lendman
    US/NATO War in Libya: A Continuation of Past Crimes
    Sara Flounders

    Qaddafi Lynched by US-NATO: A Blow Aimed at All of Africa
    Abayomi Azikiwe

    ORCHESTRATING CONSENT TO REGIME CHANGE

    The Big Lie and Libya:
    Using Human Rights Organizations to Launch the War
    Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

    Was the Case for R2P Based on Fraud?
    The Universal Periodic Review of Libya  
    Julien Teil

    Pacifica Radio’s Descent:  From Voice of the Voiceless
    to Partner in the Imperial Information War
    Don DeBar

    THE IMPERIALIST PLAN FOR AFRICA

    Neo-Colonialism, Subversion in Africa and Global Conflict
    Dr. Christof Lehman

    Petroleum and Empire in North Africa:
    NATO Propaganda and the Betrayal of Muammar Gaddafi
    Keith Harmon Snow

    The Racialization of the War:
    Libya and the “Clash of Civilizations”
    Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

    POSTSCRIPT

    Muammar Qaddafi’s Speech to the United Nations
    General Assembly, September 23, 2009

    Chronology of the NATO-led Assault on the Great
    Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya:  
    A Crime Against Humanity and a Crime Against Peace
    Mike Raffauf

    Contributors

    Index



    CONTRIBUTORS

    Abayomi Azikiwe is the editor of the Pan-African News Wire, an international
    electronic press service designed to foster intelligent discussion on the affairs of
    African people throughout the continent and the world. The press agency was founded
    in January of 1998 and has published thousands of articles and dispatches in
    newspapers, magazines, journals, research reports, blogs and websites throughout the
    world. The PANW represents the only daily international news source on pan-African
    and global affairs.

    Don DeBar is a New York journalist and and host of The Morning Show, airing daily on
    CPRmetro.org.

    Bob Fitrakis is a Professor of Political Science at Columbus State Community College
    and Executive Director of the Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism (CICJ)
    /CICJ Books as well as the Editor of The Free Press since 1993. As an investigative
    journalist, he has won 11 major awards.  He is the author of six Fitrakis Files books, inter
    alia Full Spectrum Dominance, and Cops, Cover-ups and Corruption.  Fitrakis and
    Wasserman won a 2005 Project Censored Award, for an article that was listed as
    number three of the Top 25 Censored Stories, “How a Republican Election Supervisor
    Manipulated the 2004 Central Ohio Vote: In Black and White”. His articles have
    appeared on other national and local websites and publications including Huffington
    Post, Common Dreams, motherjones.com, thenation.com, Z magazine, RagBlog,
    Scoop.co, Bradblog, Salon.com, OpEdNews, Counterpunch, Truthout, tompaine.com,
    Hustler, larryflynt.com, Alternet, Buzzflash, progressive.org, and smirkingchimp.  In
    2012, Fitrakis is running for Congress in the 3rd district, central Ohio, in the Green Party
    primary Match 6, 2012. He serves on the Central Committee of the Franklin County
    Green Party and is Co-Chair of the Ohio Green Party. He also serves as legal counsel
    for Occupy Columbus.  Fitrakis has a Ph.D in political science from Wayne State
    University and a J.D. from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

    Sara Flounders, a leader of the International Action Center, has edited and co-
    authored ten books on U.S. wars. In 1992, Sara Flounders coordinated the International
    War Crimes Tribunal on U.S. War Crimes in Iraq, which held mass hearings in 30 US
    cities and 20 countries. She helped coordinate the major anti-war demonstrations that
    drew hundreds of thousands of people into the streets in 2003 before the U.S. invasion
    of Iraq. Currently she is working with the United National Antiwar Coalition – UNAC.
    Flounders organized delegations to Iraq during the years of starvation sanctions, visited
    Sudan after a U.S. missile barrage destroyed a pharmaceutical complex there and
    Yugoslavia during 78 days of NATO bombing. She has visited Syria, Iran Egypt,
    Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza during times of crisis. Focused on growing racism,
    incarceration, political repression and austerity,  Ms. Flounders has spoken at numerous
    campus and community forums in the US and internationally and been interviewed by
    many national and international media. Through the creative use of video, internet,
    mass meetings, major antiwar rallies and international campaigns, she has worked with
    other committed activists to build confidence in the potential of powerful grassroots
    movements to make historic change.

    Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist, author and
    syndicated columnist. He has written for The Village Voice, The Progressive,
    Counterpunch, In These Times, and The American Conservative. His columns have
    appeared in The Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Columbus
    Dispatch, Sacramento Bee, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution, among others. Madsen is
    the author of The Handbook of Personal Data Protection (London: Macmillan, 1992),
    an acclaimed reference book on international data protection law; Genocide and
    Covert Operations in Africa 1993-1999 (Edwin Mellen Press, 1999); co-author of
    America’s Nightmare: The Presidency of George Bush II (Dandelion, 2003); author of
    Jaded Tasks: Big Oil, Black Ops & Brass Plates and Overthrow a Fascist Regime on $15
    a Day. (Trine Day); and author of the forthcoming book, The Manufacturing of a
    President:The CIA’s Insertion of Barack H. Obama, Jr. into the White House. Madsen
    has been a regular contributor on RT. He has also been a frequent political and
    national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC,
    CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and MS-NBC. Madsen has taken on Bill O’Reilly and
    Sean Hannity on their television shows. He has been invited to testify as a witness
    before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and a
    terrorism investigation panel of the French government.

    Dr. Christoff Lehman is a clinical psychologist, psycho-traumatologist and political
    consultant. His work with victims of conflict has inspired him to also pursue political
    work. He has been working as political advisor and consultant for 29 years. Among his
    former clients were several progressive heads of state and he continues his
    independent work for peace and justice. He is a life time peace activist, human rights
    advocate, active at establishing international institutions for the prosecution of war
    crimes, including the war crimes of privileged nations, and he is a life long advocate
    for Palestinians right to life, dignity, the right to return, sovereignty and peace within
    it´s own borders. He is editing the blogg nsnbc-no spin news, where he is regularly
    publishing his own and others articles that are denied sufficient exposure on corporate
    and state controlled media.

    Stephen Lendman was awarded the Mexican Press Club Award for Interational
    Investigative Journalism in 2011.A writer and broadcaster.  His work is exceedingly
    widely distributed online, with his articles carried on numerous listservs and websites
    such as Information Clearing House, Countercurrents, Rense, AltNews, Uruknet, Global
    Research, Counterpunch, and more.  In early 2007, he began regular radio hosting,
    now The Progressive Radio News Hour on The Progressive Radio Network.  He is author
    of How Wall Street Fleeces America (Chinese edition forthcoming), and co-author with
    J.J. Asongu of The Iraq  Quagmire: The Price of Imperial Arrogance. He holds a BA
    from Harvard and an MBA from Wharton.

    Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya was awarded the Mexican Press Club Award for Interational
    Investigative Journalism in 2011. He is a sociologist and noted geopolitical analyst
    and researcher at the Centre for Research on Globalization in Montreal, Quebec. He is
    also an geopolitical expert at the Strategic Culture Foundation (SCF) in Moscow,
    Russia. His texts have been translated into more than twenty languages including
    German, Russian, Turkish, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese. His work on Libya was
    archived by NATO’s Multimedia Library under the “NATO and Libya—Special Focus”
    annals, a collection of articles by leading experts with their analysis on the war in
    Libya. He reported from Tripoli on the NATO bombings as the special correspondent of
    Flashpoints. While in Libya, he was with the international press corps when they were
    trapped in the Rixos Al Nasr Hotel during the fall of Tripoli to NATO and the rebels.
    Nazemroaya is the author of The Globalization of NATO (2012) and The War on Libya
    and the Re-Colonization of Africa (2012). He works at Carleton University, where his
    teaching duties have included Latin American studies at the Institute of
    Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) and African history at the Department of History.

    Lizzie Phelan is a 25 year old independent journalist who was in Libya during the
    NATO bombing campaign and later blitzkrieg of Tripoli. She was one of the few
    people that reported on the daily crimes being committed by NATO and the
    widespread resistance by the Libyan people to the NATO aggression. She also visited
    Syria in January where she similarly sought to expose the media fabrications about
    events in Syria. Ms Phelan through her reporting seeks to represent the stories of victims
    of those who violate international law with western powers such as the US and Britain
    being the worst offenders historically. As well as having worked for Press TV and Russia
    Today, Ms Phelan has written in a number of publications and produces independent
    written work via her blog www.lizzie-phelan.blogspot.co.uk and videos on her youtube
    channels theliberatedzone and theliberatedzonetv.

    Keith Harmon Snow is a war correspondent, photographer and independent
    investigator, and a four time (2003, 2006, 2007, 2010) Project Censored award winner.
    He is the 2009 Regent’s Lecturer in Law & Society at the University of California Santa
    Barbara, recognized for over a decade of work, outside of academia, contesting
    official narratives on war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide while also
    working as a genocide investigator for the United Nations and other bodies. He has
    worked at the International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda and testified on war crimes
    and crimes against humanity in Central Africa before the high court in Spain.

    Julien Teil is Senior Associate at the Centre for the Study of Interventionism, a Paris-
    based think-tank devoted to studying the legal and factual aspects of interventionism,
    both political and military. Previously he worked as an independent French journalist
    and videographer. He also formerly worked for a company specializing in fundraising
    for NGOs . He was in Libya during the conflict and revealed the lies of the so-called
    human rights NGOS to expel Libya from the United Nations Human Rights Council
    which launched the war-process.

    T West is a professional in the Information Technology field but also works as a
    reporter, videographer and musician.  He founded and facilitated the CART (Collective
    Action Round Table) Forums to bring together the various Black ethnic groups to
    leverage that into investment and business partnerships with upstream industry control.  
    In 2007, he started AfriSynergy Production with an internet presence on YouTube and
    a blog viewed and engaged by tens of thousands each month with an average
    viewership between 5 and 6 thousand daily.  He works extensively with Pan African and
    African immigrant groups.  He has also spoken at various colleges and universities.  


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    SYNOPSIS

    This volume offers both analysis and eyewitness accounts
    of the NATO assault on a helpless civilian population it had
    a UN mandate to protect, and the massive propaganda
    campaign that made it possible.

    It responds to the many questions left unanswered by a
    complicit mainstream media, such as: Why Libya, not
    Bahrain, Yemen or Egypt? What was life in Libya like under
    Gadhafi? What is the truth about the so-called “Black
    Mercenaries”? What about Africom’s Plans for Africa?

    Cynthia McKinney and other contributors to this volume
    were in Libya during the period of the NATO assault on
    Libyan cities, among the few independent voices to report
    on the tragedy.

    REVIEWS

    "The book contains, inter alia, a scathing speech by
    Gaddafi, delivered at the United Nations General Assembly
    on September 23, 2009. A chronology of the NATO-led
    assault on Libya completes the book.This book is a must-
    read. It gives its readers a premonition of things that are yet
    to come."  
    Dr. Ludwig Watzal, Between the Lines

    "'Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they must first
    make mad’—and that was how the western powers and
    corporate media portrayed Muammar Qaddafi for decades
    as he nationalized Libyan oil, raised the Libyan standard of
    living to one recognized by the UN as among the highest in
    Africa, and began promoting an African currency and
    development bank to free the continent from the IMF.  
    When the ragtag group of “Islamist” fighters from Ben Ghazi
    given diplomatic cover as the Transitional Council began
    their NATO-supported assault, one of the first things they
    did was to seize the Libyan central bank, until then one of
    the few still controlled by government in the world.  If this
    makes you wonder—and it should—then this is the book for
    you.  Kudos to former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney
    and her truth-telling DIGNITY journalists who put the
    complicit Western-backed human rights NGOs to shame.”
    —GLEN FORD, Black Agenda Report

    “Cynthia put together a team of people to tell the world the
    truth about Libya.  NATO started the war against Libya with
    lies and the lies continue to this day with NATO’s denials of
    having committed war crimes against Libya’s people.  Libya
    today is the creation of the US, NATO, and Al-Qaeda acting in
    a criminal partnership.”   —CINDY SHEEHAN

    “A  penetrating  expose detailing why Libya was the only
    country where regime change was brought about by a US-
    led NATO force in complicity with Western-backed so-called
    “al-Qaeda” insurgents. This truth-telling opus by former
    Congresswoman McKinney and her DIGNITY journalists
    reveals an almost unparalleled media and diplomatic
    onslaught that not only disguised the truth of what was
    happening, but manipulated that illusion to make real
    events happen. The ramifications of the illegal war on Libya
    as a model for NATO-backed so-called humanitarian
    intervention and regime change are huge.  This book is a
    must-read for understanding what is yet to come.”
    —DEDON KAMATHI, KPFK Freedom Now

    “Those who still believe in NATO’s ‘responsibility to protect’
    after its illegal assault on Libya should read Congresswoman
    McKinney’s The Illegal War on Libya. A nation now left in
    chaos saw NATO target its people and its infrastructure,
    as well as its ruler. The model for western-backed regime
    change was perfected in Libya as it related to the diplomatic
    organization of soft power, complicit nations, human
    rights NGOs and intergovernmental organizations. Before
    accepting the attack on Libya as a model for future action,
    read this investigation into the actual motivations and the
    manufacturing of a false case for war.”
    DAVID SWANSON
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    NOTABLE VIEWS ON THE LEGALITY OF THE WAR:

    “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally
    authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an
    actual or imminent threat to the nation.”
    Candidate Barack Obama, December, 2007

    “[T}he war is illegal under the United States Constitution and our War
    Powers Act, because only the US Congress has the authority to declare
    war and the president has been unable to show that the US faced an
    imminent threat from Libya. The president even ignored his top legal
    advisers at the Pentagon and the department of justice who insisted he
    needed congressional approval before bombing Libya.”
    Congressman Dennis Kucinich

    “Perhaps the greatest harm to humanity will be the long-term effects on
    international affairs from the use of force in a manner that is outside of
    the allowed exceptions of international law. In the Pact of Paris in 1928
    and again in the UN Charter in 1945, States agreed not to use force against
    each other to accomplish their foreign policy ends. The Western world has
    appeared to repeatedly challenge this agreement in the last ten years,
    especially by its willingness to take military action against predominately
    Muslim States. In doing so they have sent an undeniable signal to the
    international community through their actions and despite some of their
    words, that international law does not matter to them. If this message is
    not answered by the proponents of international law then the advances
    we have made to ensure that the international community respects the
    rule of law may be undone for future generations.”
    Curtis Doebbler, JURIST Forum

    “The legal machinations Mr. Obama has used to justify war without
    Congressional consent set a troubling precedent that could allow future
    administrations to wage war at their convenience—free of legislative
    checks and balances.”
    Bruce Ackerman, Professor of Law, Yale
    “Obama’s Unconstitutional War,” Foreign Policy

    “It was equally clear from the start that this Orwellian-named ‘kinetic
    humanitarian action’ was, in fact, a ‘war’ in every sense, including the
    Constitutional sense, but that’s especially undeniable now. While the
    President, in his after-the-fact speech justifying the war, pledged that
    ‘broadening our military mission to include regime change would be a
    mistake,’ it is now clear that is exactly what is happening.”
    Glenn Greenwald, “The Illegal War in Libya,” Salon.com
"McKinney, an extremely realistic
and well-informed person, unlike
anyone in Washington or the media,
remains confident that truth and
justice will prevail.. America and the
Constitution will be safe the day
Cynthia McKinney or a similar
person is president of the United
States."
from
"
Cynthia McKinney on Leadership"
by PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS