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THE LIBYAN REFELS ARE QUITE WELL KNOWN
EXCERPT FROM AN ARTICLE BY MICHEL CHOSSUDOVSKY:|
Opposition forces are in large part made up of an untrained civilian militia, former members of the Libyan armed forces together with the trained paramilitary Libya Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG).
The LIFG, which is alligned with Al Qaeda is, according to reports, in the front line of the armed insurrection.
Both the LIFG as an entity as well as its individual members are categorized by the UN Security Council as terrorists. According to the US Treasury: "The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group threatens global safety and stability through the use of violence and its ideological alliance with al Qaida and other brutal terrorist organizations," (Treasury Designates UK-Based Individuals, Entities Financing Al Qaida -Affiliated Libyan Islamic Fighting Group - US Fed News Service, February 8, 2006)
Concepts are turned upside down. Both Washington and NATO, which claim to be waging "a War on Terrorism" are supporting a "pro-democracy movement" integrated by members of a terrorist organization.
In a cruel irony, Washington and the Atlantic Alliance are acting in defiance of their own anti-terrorist laws and regulations.
Moreover, support under "Responsibility to Protect" (R2P) to opposition forces integrated by terrorists is implemented pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 1973, which is blatant violation of UNSC resolution 1267. The latter identifies the Al-Jama’a al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi-Libya, the Libya Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) as a terrorist organization.
In other words, the UN Security Council is in blatant violation not only of the UN Charter but of its own resolutions. (The Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee - 1267)