'US dropped cluster bombs on Misratah'
A Human rights investigation in Libya has found that it was the US and its Western allies who cluster bombed the troubled city of Misratah back in April.
The HRI said it has convincing evidence that the cluster bombing blamed on pro-Gaddafi forces was actually carried out by the US navy.
The report says at the time of the attack, Human Rights Watch [!?!] and a reporter working for US media immediately blamed forces loyal to Libya's embattled leader Muammar Gaddafi for the cluster bombing that threatened civilian lives. [Ron: Human rights watch stands condemned alongside the media AS A PROPAGANDA ORGAN of the US?!?]
According to the report, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay and the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were quick to condemn the act. [Ron: AND NOW???]
Clinton called the cluster bombing of urban areas an act that posed a lot of challenges to both NATO and the opposition.
International aid agencies and human rights groups had warned of a growing humanitarian disaster in Misratah, Libya's third largest city.
"We never saw these injuries before. We need experts to assess [the munitions]," said a doctor at a Misratah hospital back in mid-April.
The Libyan regime had flatly denied reports that they have used internationally banned cluster bombs in the ongoing clashes with revolutionaries.
NATO has been bombing Libya since March. Under a UN mandate, [Ron: NOT SO! UN Reso;ution 1973 DOES NOT mandate or authorise the BOMBING of Libyan ground targets! It only authorised a "NO FLY ZONE".] the alliance must protect civilians caught up in the battle between the opponents of Gaddafi and his loyalists. [Ron: It is doing this by BOMBING those civilians and their Libyan military protectors!!!]
However, many civilians and even anti-Gaddafi forces [Ron: Why does the media say "even" in this context? UN Resolution 1973 was passed on the basis that it was for the PROTECTION of civilians NOT ARMED REBELS who are using their weapons!] have been killed since the Western-led war on Libya began in March. Cluster bombs used by coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq have also resulted in [Ron: MANY!] civilian casualties.
Critics, however, accuse the West of hypocrisy over the offensive on Libya, along with its silence towards the brutal crackdowns on similar anti-regime movements elsewhere in the Arab world, such as in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. [Ron: It is more than "hypocrisy"! It is bloody downright duplicitious MURDER!]
Experts say the main motive behind the Western attack on Libya is the vast oil reserves in the North African country. [Ron: Bullshit! that's a secondary reason! The main reason is to steal Libya's sovereign funds which exceed those held by Russia; and to prevent a new global financial agreement being approved by the G8 under which the global reserve currency would be returned to a gold standard. That outcome would destroy the US dollar AND thus destroy the ability of the US and Israel to wage war in foreign lands. Libya is also being attacked to demonstrate to the rest of the world that any country that seeks to be financially, politically and militarily independent of the US, UK and Europe will be bombed back to the Stone Age - as has already been done to Iraq, afghanistan, Vietnam and Serbia. Another major secondary reason for the US et al attacking Libya is their desire to control the fabuluous water resources that the Gaddifi led Libyan democratic government has developed over the last 28 years.]
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