Reporting From Tripoli: What is Really Happening in Libya by Cynthia McKinney

Dandelion Salad

by Cynthia McKinney
Global Research
June 12, 2011

Hands Off Libya ! لا تدخل في ليبيا

Image by ЯAFIK ♋ BERLIN via Flickr

As my time in Libya winds down, I am rushing to see as much as I can.

A national tour has been organized and announced by ANSWER that will take me to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, and Atlanta (not necessarily in that order) in order to help me raise the funds to pay back the loan that brought the journalists and me down here.

Despite the bombing, I have had people contact me saying that they, too, wanted to come and see firsthand for themselves, what is happening here.

I would be happy to bring people here, provided they commit to help me raise the funding. Coming here and seeing for yourself is particularly important because everything that you think you know about Libya from the Western media is a lie. Once you arrive, you will learn. And then, what to do? We must confront our President with the truth. My experience has been that lies eventually wither in the face of the truth.

So continuing these delegations is certainly something worth considering. We’ll revisit this after we see how the fundraising tour goes.

Today, I’m sending a message that can be found at the San Francisco Bay View newspaper. Deborah Dupre compiled our DIGNITY Delegation missives into a very good newspaper article and the Bay View carried it. In addition, please find below, a link to a PressTV interview done by Don DeBar who has received all of our footage and put it online. Here’s the link to Don’s interview with PressTV:

Yesterday, our journalist from Cape Town South Africa was allowed to film in a place where the bodies are still underneath the rubble. Remember New York’s Ground Zero? Hurricane Katrina? I did not attend with this member of our Delegation, but he told me that he had to kneel and cry, the scene was so powerful and moving.

He owns a TV station in South Africa and after he gets the footage uploaded to his station, then he will share it with us and Don Debar will be able to post it at I will definitely let you know when we have received permission to post this material. I’m also hoping that before the tour, Don will be able to put a 10 minute video together that will only be unveiled at each of the tour stops.

Finally, the list of articles I must write keeps growing and I want to write them before I leave here. Here’s hoping: 1. Mercenary story and the murder of Hisham; 2. How NATO treats the Libyans like Israel treats the Palestinians; 3. A backgrounder on the truth and lies about the beginning of this crisis; 4. Rape. In addition to these stories I want to also tell the story of (5) the many Judas kisses the Libyan people have received from trusted friends all around the world. I, too, know the sting of betrayal. I want to write about what Libyans have expressed to me about their friends letting them down.

Copyright © Cynthia McKinney, Global Research, 2011


[DS added the videos.]

Cynthia McKinney in Libya

 on Jun 8, 2011

Interview with Cynthia McKinney in Tripoli, Libya, aired on Wakeup Call with Esther Armah, WBAI-FM, NYC on June 8, 2011.


[clip from above video]

Eyewitness Describes NATO Bombing of Tripoli

Former Rep. Cynthia McKinney describes yesterday’s 12 1/2 hour pounding of the Libyan capital by US/NATO bombs and missiles.


EYEWITNESS: Dedon Kamathi Returns from Libya and Reports

Jun 11, 2011

Dignity delegation member Dedon Kamathi, a producer for KPFK-FM in Los Angeles, interviewed by Askia Muhammad on WPFW-FM on June 10, 2011 upon his return from Libya.


Cynthia McKinney visits a hospital in Libya

 on Jun 5, 2011

Cynthia McKinney and the Dignity delegation visit victims of US/NATO bombings at a hospital in Tripoli, Libya, June 4, 2011.

see also:

From Cynthia McKinney: More NATO “Humanitarian Intervention:” The Bombing of Al Fateh University, Campus B


NATO’s Afrika Korps Escalates War Of Attrition Against Libya by Rick Rozoff + NATO chief Rasmussen grilled

Kucinich Speaks Out About Assassination Attempts on Gaddafi