Bad Moon Rising Over Great Sirte Bay by Franklin Lamb

by Franklin Lamb
Featured Writer
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Sirte, Libya
November 18, 2011

This observer, with his sandaled feet comfortably dug into the sand of a chilly Mediterranean beach and huddled next to a camp fire with a congenial and bright group of still heavily armed “NATO rebels,” is learning that the past eight months’ experiences for many Libyans who fought with or for NATO were rather different from what the western mainstream media portrayed. And what many of us who spent last summer in the Western Libya Gadhafi stronghold were inclined to believe about them.

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Double Struggle: ‘Ex-rebels fight for pie, West for oil’

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Hands Off Libya ! لا تدخل في ليبيا

Image by ЯAFIK ♋ BERLIN via Flickr

on Oct 4, 2011

Libya’s new rulers have named temporary cabinet ministers to govern the country until it is fully secured. Meanwhile their forces continue to lay siege to the few remaining Gaddafi strongholds. The National Transitional Council now controls most of the country, but still faces fierce resistance in Sirte, Bani Walid and pockets in the southern desert. After a two day ceasefire to allow residents to leave, NTC forces attempted further attacks on, the ousted colonel’s hometown, Sirte. Continue reading