Rumor and Anger Mount in Libya by Franklin Lamb

by Franklin Lamb
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Tripoli, Libya
January 14, 2012

This observer was stunned late last week when during a meeting in a Maghreb country with three high ranking former Libyan officials, among hundreds currently in hiding, and some organizing, in countries bordering Libya, one of them, in all earnest,  asked me,   “Do you believe there be a counter revolution  soon in the “Jamarariya [state of the masses, ie Libya]?”

Continue reading

The Troubling Case of Saif Gadhafi by Franklin Lamb

by Franklin Lamb
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Zintan, Libya
November 25, 2011

Despite the claims of the National Transitional Council of Libya (NTC)  that  Saif al Islam Gadhafi, the apprehended subject of an International Criminal Court arrest warrant that ordered his transport to The Hague, is in a secure hidden location near Zintan, Libya, a town approximately 85 miles southwest of Tripoli, this is not the case.

Continue reading

Will the UN insist on Fair Trials for Ex-Regime Loyalists in Libya? by Franklin Lamb

by Franklin Lamb
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Benghazi, Libya
November 22, 2011

An affable gentleman, “Mahmoud” ushered this observer into the Benghazi People’s Court (Mahkamat al-Sha’b) and showed me the freshly painted courtroom where on December 19, 2006, the current NTC leader and long term CIA favorite, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, twice upheld death sentences by firing squad against a Palestinian doctor, Ashraf al-Hujuj, and five Bulgarian nurses Kristiyana Valtcheva, Nasya Nenova, Valentina Siropulo, Valya Chervenyashka, and Snezhana Dimitrova. The death sentences were requested by the Libyan prosecutor in his opening statement four months earlier, in the final appeal in the fake HIV show trial case # 607/2003 held at the criminal court in Benghazi.

Continue reading

Terror and Revenge Engulfs NATO’s Libya by Franklin Lamb

by Franklin Lamb
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Benghazi, Libya
November 11, 2011

The “new Libya” has entered its own “Terror” which is spreading inexorably, aided by NATO member states including American, French and British SAS units known locally as “disappearance squads”. This is one of the rapidly developing consequences of the UN’s rush to “protect Libya’s civilian population” last spring.

And it is why human rights investigators are arriving in Benghazi, Libya this week.

Continue reading

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya: Libya is Not Collective Punishment but it is Collective Massacres + Don DeBar: Propaganda War

NATO out of LIbya - DSC 7560 ep

Image by Eric.Parker via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

Updated: Sept. 5, 2011

on Sep 2, 2011

Mahdi Nazemroaya was one of the few Independent journalists in Libya, he just left a few days ago – and his life had certainly been in danger.

Details of the humanitarian boat that took people out of Libya.

Continue reading