MILITIA PRISONS IN LIBYA HOLD THOUSANDS OF PRISONERS UNLAWFULLY UNDER WESTERN WATCH – Exclusive to Herland Report from Libyan National People’s Movement. Read the shocking details of the horrifying prison situation in Libya, with the militias consisting of criminal gangs who were driven out of prisons after the fall of Tripoli, 2011 and are not stopped by NATO or the Western-backed government.
Political groups, disguised as religious Islamic, form the most important armed militia consisting of extremist terrorist groups such as the Islamic Fighting Group, Ansar al-Sharia (aka al-Qaida), Daesh Organization, and, the Organization of Muslim Brotherhood. These organizations control important cities like Misurata, Derna, Benghazi, Tajura, Tripoli, al-Zawia, and Sirte.
Some of these organizations possess a large armed force so-called “shields”, an armed paramilitary force parallel to the Army and composed of members of the extremist Islamic organizations, and led by known extremist terrorist personalities.
They managed to take complete control of all security services, “the General Intelligence Service, the security committees, the Ministry of Interior, thereby appropriating the state’s resources for their own goals.
The international intervention in Libya destroyed the whole State, including but not limited to, all military and security institutions, local and central government authorities and, the cultural value system. Thus, armed militias assumed control in different regions of the country causing a state of chaos that led to many risks at the national level and on the neighbouring countries, the region, and the world at large.
For a long time in Libya citizens in their majority have been living in conditions that can only be compared to Gaza and Yemen. Sanctions have played their part, as has Sanctions on the Media and Social Media for years preventing any MSM real news to leak – and this has been deliberate. Partly due to the Western and Zionist Powers involved alongside Qatar as a deliberate Psychopathic Policy of inflicting such extreme poverty on the Country to force the population to accept their Terrorist Zionist backed Regime, and partly out of sheer embarrassment and a desire to sweep it under the carpet away from the eyes of the World.
But the lack of Liquidity in the Banks in recent times since the Oil was turned back on again in the Eastern Regions – once the Libyan National Army had finally secured the Oil Fields from Jadran (who had turned the oil off for years), and secured the region from ISIS and AQ in the Eastern Region does not account for the continuing lack of funds in the banks.
All workers in Libya be they Teachers, Doctors, Lawyers, Army, Police, Nursing Staff, in fact every member of the Libyan Population is restricted to withdrawing just 500 Libyan Dinars a month from the Banks there. wages are paid into the banks and only a nominal amount can be withdrawn and with ever increasing prices where a litre of milk is more than double the price of a litre of milk in the UK, what equates to just £70 per week per person in Libya in cash withdrawals is not enough to subsist on.
The Black Market and Crime thrives. And its the very type of Crime which Libya has become synonymous with. Although in the Eastern Regions and areas controlled by Field Marshal General Haftar this type of Crime doesn’t even really exist compared to the areas where US/UK/Isreali/Qatari forces have unleashed their terror.
Haftar is known by the Uk and Zionist powers as a “Dictator”. This is definitely not the Case. I have been studying Libya as a Social Media Analyst since 2014. In MENA facebook groups I met a Libyan – (who I did not know initially was a Libyan). I was one of few Activists for Palestine in the West who did not run a mile when ISIS reared it’s head in Mainstream Global News – all facebook Groups dealing with Palestine were suddenly highly populated with ISIS fans and members – recruiting. Until the UNSC listed ISIS as Terrorists for Eradication in late 2015, facebook had no interest in removing the CIA created Proxy Terrorists from social media – as the US was using them to topple Assad in Syria, take Iraq and take Libya – and it seemed clear to us that the overspill across the World was deliberate and the plan was to use ISIS everywhere they could.
However, I digress. The USA and UK were outvoted at the UNSC in 2015 by Russia, China and Egypt and ISIS was listed for Global eradication. There were plenty of individuals like me in the West. Who saw what was going on and decided to extend our free time to Activism to reveal what we knew. Instead of following the crowd I wanted to study all aspects of it, and facebook was the best place to do it, backed up by an International crowd of Activists from all backgrounds and all Countries. And an Activist who was Arab noticed me and asked me to look at Libya.
Yet again I wasn’t going to follow what one man gave me regarding information so I soon had joined the social media Pages and groups of all factions so I could get a view of what was going on. Totally shocked at what I saw – reason being the destruction and Genocide of Tens of thousands of Sunni Muslims. By so called Muslims.
I can hereby state that Field Marshall Haftar is no Dictator. For who does an Army Leader command such respect and such a following of so many dedicated followers when there is no money in the banks to pay them? When he arrived on the scene in late 2014 his task must have seemed impossible. It seemed like it to me. Yet I still fought with those who fought with him. Because there was no other side to take. No other entity there could be a choice. You cannot side with such Terror. It would be the same as siding with ISIS or Al Qaeda, and that is exactly what the opposition to Haftar is. Backed by Qatar, Israel, UK and USA. Yet no Shia, no Yazidi and the only Christian Population in Libya at that time were a handful for foreign workers from Egypt. So it was so clear to me why all MSM was Sanctioned and why when I created a facebook Page to get the News I was gathering out of the Country, that facebook Page was Sanctioned also .
For some time anyone who did not like the Page couldn’t see Reposts. And no matter what target audience was selected in a Page Boost, nobody but Libyans ever saw the sponsored adverts. This was a body blow to me emotionally but after a couple of weeks, I saw how to turn it around. Get news of Libya out to Libyans and bring in News from outside of Libya into Libya via the Page. USA Terror TV Satellites were only piping Libyan Terror TV to Libyans and the only form of real news they had was via the Drums of Activists. On Social Media. And worn out and beat down as Libyans were and still are, I decided to battle on.
Field Marshall general Haftar rallied an Army of Volunteers behind him. Because they have all been “Volunteers”. No Dictator could rally that number of men ready to die for a cause (and thousands of them have) and live and fight for years for their Country when they had no cash to pay them. So ignore everything you hear from the Zionists. I am British. And all I have ever heard from my Media here is Psychopathic Ignorance from all corners of the British Bullshit Corporation – kicking out Oxymoron Victim blaming Blow after Blow. And then expecting to dictate to the Libyans what they should do with their Country.
Getting back to the lack of Liquidity of cash some new information has been gathered as to how and why the situation has not improved despite months of renewed Oil Flow. And here it is. And is mostly perpetrated by the same Region who is perpetrating all the rest such as People Smuggling. And a lot of it apparently by the Amazigh:
“Operation room against the state organization Sabratha:
The smuggling of people and fuel is directly related to the lack of liquidity and we will try to simplify it as follows:
1 – smuggled fuel is taken from smugglers in hard currency (euro)
2 – Every million euros of sales taken by smugglers will result in the withdrawal of 900 million Libyan dinars from the market, considering that 1 euro equals 9.78 Libyan dinars.
3 – If we take the port of Zuwara as an example, according to some estimates, the smuggling of the equivalent of 100 tanker per day of fuel, however, we will do our calculations on half of this quantity, which is only 50 tanks, the average load of each tank 35000 liters, that the amount smuggled annually will be 638,750,000 liters.
4 – The price of this amount in euros is 638,750,000
5- This amount will be smuggled by smugglers in Libyan dinar, which is equivalent to five billion seven hundred fifty million dinars.
6 – This amount will go to a few gangs and smugglers are kept at home and will not be deposited in banks.
7 – If we add estimates of what is being smuggled from the rest of the ports and through the vast Libyan deserts to neighboring countries, the amount will be many times that amount.
8 – Every year passing through this depletion will intensify the crisis of liquidity because of the accumulation of funds in the pockets of the leaders of these militias and the increasing scarcity in banks, and will increase with the impoverishment of the simple Libyan citizen.
God save Libya”
The truth about Syria and what is happening in Syria is all here, in the video below, outlined and documented during this press briefing by the U.S. Peace Council (USPC). We cannot be sure how long this video will be allowed to stay on Youtube, but we urge everyone to take 45:00 minutes of your time to see this video, share this video, and finally spread the word about the “vicious” war being waged on Syria. Please share this post, and share this video, and share these excerpts, which may provide some life saving truth to an unjust, criminal war…and a western media narrative that continues to push lies and confusion to what is a clear and blatant international crime. Madelyn Hoffman, Executive Director of New Jersey Peace Action, Member of the Syria Delegation at the 17:15: “This is not a civil war in Syria. That’s probably the first thing we heard, and we heard it over and over again. It is not President Assad against his own people. It is President Assad and the Syrian people, all together, in unity, against outside forces, outside mercenary forces, terror organisations, the names change everyday or every other day, to try to protect their identity, and maybe keep the connection between the country that funded it and that group, kind of a little bit more nebulous, but there are groups, mercenary forces, supported by Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United States, and underneath it, Israel, the state of Israel.
14th September 2015, first foreign oil tanker flying the flag of the Republic of Malta to into Libyan waters bound for the port of Ras Lanuf becoming the first oil tanker to enter Libyan waters since the Libyan Arab Army took control of military forces on the oil Crescent areas Sunday morning.
The tanker with a total tonnage capacity of 62 thousand tons named “C-Delta” has entered into Libyan waters fully at 8 pm GMT Libya and is expected to arrive in Ras Lanuf port at 10 PM
It is said that Reuters agency earlier quoted its sources, the National Oil Corporation is negotiating to sell a million barrels of crude oil to China from the port of Ras Lanuf, a second shipment expected to be exported from the port
According to the German Defense Ministry, Wednesday 14th September 2016, the Defense Ministers of the European Union may have to take the first decisions on the establishment of a Joint European Army, in November, while an official at the German Defense Ministry, said that “at the end of November, the EU ministers of defense may take the first decisions in the matter”.
It is scheduled to discuss this issue during the Defence Ministers’ meeting in Brussels on 15 November, according to official data released by Berlin, the European Union leaders will table their position on the concept proposal on the establishment of a common European Army during the EU Council meeting on 15 and 16 December .
The French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Derian and German Ursula von der Line, may give face a message to the UN High Commissioner for Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union, Federica Mogherini, including specific proposals on the subject.
According to the newspaper “Sudoichih Zeitung”, the proposals include the establishment of a Joint Command Headquarters for Military and Civilian operations of the European Union, and a unified system for monitoring via satellite, and the exchange of Logistics, Medical and Military resources.
The following English Documentary details the Founders of Modern Terrorism, the First Incidence of it, and how it was deliberately used to target Unarmed Civilians going about their usual day. Causing as much Psychological Damage as possible. Intentioinally. The very first time in History that this type of Terrorist Attack was Perpetrated, was by the Jews. And it has been going on ever since, has been rolled out as Foreign Policy, Military Strategy by the Zionists (Modern Zionist Israel, USA and UK, their Proxy Terror Cells such as Al-Qaeda, etc,……the full comprehensive list in each Country is endlessly long), ever since.
Coupled with Propaganda via Mass Media – covering up their Crimes and using the Oxymoron of “Victim Blaming” in Mass Media – the Modern World has turned into a Blood Bath where Mass Populations scream for Retribution against the very Victims themselves. Voting for the Politicians, the Military Strategists that Perpetrate these Crimes of Humanity. And Rewarding the Behaviour with the Highest Rank.
Using Propaganda Techniques perfected by NAZI Germany during World War 2 – rolling it out to Militarising the Internet & Social Media, with Armies of Trolls employed by their Military & Govts. to create the Illusion that we are living in a World where the Mass Populations of the USA, UK etc., are deluded into thinking the Good Guys are the Bad Guys, and Vice Versa. Where only Psychopathy pays.
Welcome to the MATRIX. And some continued Critical Analysis via this Publication on how to deal with it. For anyone reading this and wondering how on Earth is it to be dealt with, the answer is simple, and it’s a Psychological one. If people are not willing to Engage with this Fact, break out of the Matrix and deal with it, then the result will be Mass Populations of people living in those Countries that Perpetrate these Crimes being sucked further into a World of Delusion. Resulting in the total breakdown of Societies, populations unable to correctly analyse any given situation. Trending Mental Health problems Upwards, and Trending dependencies and addictions Upwards. It’s basic Psychology and Basic Psychiatry. So it is in the interests of those Governments supporting these Crimes against Humanity to deal with their Ideology, have the bravery to deal with it, because if it is not dealt with, then Self Destruction is always going to be the End Game.
ٍSyrian Free Press (click on map to enlarge) As part of the Israeli enemy’s support for the terrorist organizations which have been waging a violent attack in the area of al-Amal Farms in Quneitra countryside, an Israeli aircraft targeted a position in Tal al-Shaar area on Saturday. A military source said that Army and Armed Forces […]
Anyone who has subscribed to American Tutorials for Blogging and SEO is aware of the way a first sentence is designed to capture the reader and make them behave in a certain way by provoking physiological responses. So the commonly used terminology that this is “Wordspeak” (Ref: 1984 – George Orwell) used to describe many online Media, should not put you off when you see it.
(Don’t get me wrong, Wikipedia is a useful resource, and is improving rapidly by the growth in numbers of people Globally engaging with it. But on this subject, it is highly engineered).
“According to former CIA analyst Michael Scheuer, who led the CIA’s hunt for Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader was motivated by a belief that U.S. foreign policy has oppressed, killed, or otherwise harmed Muslims in the Middle East”.
What a recruitment tool! There is no getting away from the fact there is nothing wrong, or untrue about that statement. It’s there in Wikipedia as an “Intro” to Osama’s “Ideology”. And it’s deliberate. But, any human who reads it is suddenly aware of one predominant feeling. If you agree with this statement (and those that do not agree with it are in the tiny minority), you can be labelled as a “Terrorist”. It plays on your physiological responses. You suddenly feel panic and fear. You are the same as him on this. Anyone who reads it out of sheer curiosity …. the “Engineers” cannot resist:-
“We are going to scare you off and prey on your every free thought and feeling, making you feel really uncomfortable”.
A Westerner type feels instant fear and panic. A reticence to read anymore. It’s better just to not know. It’s a “Fight or Flight” response. And getting into a fight on the subject of Osama Bin Laden is deep. It’s not recommended. He’s the USA’s greatest Terrorist. It’s Osama Bin Laden! As the feeling subsides the “Victim” is left feeling vulnerable, unsure of their own judgement, confused. If this is the first trip into the world of Wars on Islam, then the task of the “Engineers” is complete. The “Victim” will just try to prove to themselves and everyone else that they are not like Osama Bin Laden, so they will adopt principles and practice them, the exact opposite principles to that one introductory sentence. Most will decide not to look again. Especially after Quote number 2. Job done.
Psychological Warfare. It also evokes in the masses of Muslims reading it for the first time – a predominant feeling of outrage. It “Incites”.
After the Iraq War of 2006, the Chilcott Enquiry exposing Bush and Blair, those who disagree with that statement are made up of the minority and the disturbed. From ignorance, bigotry, to the gene deformities at birth, leading to sections of the brain not manufacturing the right emotions and the Psychopaths not able to feel Empathy at all (a Birth Defect) – the subsection of International Society who do not agree with this statement are not normal, and the minority. What a recruitment tool! It’s “Bi- Polar” – it covers both Extremes. Those who will be sucked into supporting him, and “Conditioning” of those who absolutely will not.
Any white western non-Muslim can read that first sentence on its own, take it out of context, remove the names, remove the job title and the majority of humans would agree with it.
” Nonetheless, bin Laden criticised the U.S. for its secularform of governance, calling upon Americans to convert to Islam and “reject the immoral acts of fornication, homosexuality, intoxicants, gambling, and usury“, in a letter published in late 2002. His vocal criticism of Western government and society……”
There are some sweeping statements here, not just in Osama’s statement, but in the way that what he has said is categorising such a range of issues into a nutshell of “This is what a Terrorist says and it is wrong”. He was socialised by his environment. He did not have access to the concepts of billions of people in the “West” or the differences between the Culture of the USA and Europe, etc. There was no facebook or twitter, how would he know? He was not aware that the vast majority of people globally are pretty disgusted with the US Laws on Prostitution. It is legal in so many states in the USA and is unique in that.
Pornography – the industry is something that disgusts the majority, is much more illegal in Europe than in the USA, where it is a major industry. Parading Extreme S&M Homosexuality in public in Street Festivals, in front of children. The Gay Pride Community being far from “Equal” and the USA “Shouting” about it in their usual hard sell way. Why does it have to be in public? Plenty of people are disgusted with that, the loud shouting of personal sexual behaviour. It’s considered “Impolite” in Europe and that goes for discussing Sexuality among Heterosexuals. Most of it is illegal or distasteful outside of the USA. Like TTP today, the Global Battle against the infiltration of these society breaking elements and planet killing poisons have been ongoing. Normalising what other Cultures do not consider normal. Stamping the USA all over everywhere.
Alcohol marketed and sold at cheaper than nutrition prices, to levels of Mass Alcohol Dependency, Drugs. Gambling – American style Casinos licensed in the UK quite recently – the rules and regulations regarding licensing for them are factors that are not impressing the Americans. There will be no Las Vegas Cities here, no “Climate” of addicts attracting more addicts. No hoards of Zombies sucked in by bright lights, theatre and hard sell.
As for “Usury” – the Banking System that is current today is not workable, not sustainable, and those in control know it. For 1000’s of years humans have known about the algorithm, and the area of the world it was discovered makes Finance and Economics a much more learned subject to Levantines and Semites. (Middle East). As with Mathematics, Physics, Time and Space – everything was invented 1000’s of years ago right there. On the Asian Continent. So anyone looking at Osama Bin Laden as some kind of an uneducated fanatic on everything, forget it.
So he uses different terms. He only had his own socialisation and education, he didn’t have the tools that we do today. No internet, no comparison. But it’s easy to see where the “appeal” comes from, and it’s not a great idea to categorise him in narrow terms. The more they vilify Osama Bin Laden, the more recruits he will get, and that is exactly what they want. Now there are others in control, and they are moving the masses of Al-Qaeda in direct Opposition to Osama’s principles. Al Qaeda has become Zionist Sock Puppets. Willingly, corrupt in some cases, and unwittingly in others. Thousands of people recruited from 181 Countries to Syria, on the myth, legend, infamy of Osama Bin Laden, to join Battalions lead by the US, UK and Israelis. They didn’t know until they got there, most of them. And when they did, then masses of them erupted into End Times Mentality, and it’s easy to see why. Add the gross misuse of giving them all Capatone “to fight harder” and they become victims too – Drug Addicts for starters, high strength Amphetamine Sulphate. 1000’s of Al-Qaeda and Daesh are now addicted to it, with no idea that their feelings are as a result of that. No education on it at all, in fact.
They had Social Media for 2 years in some cases. Whereas in the West we’d had it since 2006. Muslims do not lie so much, as a rule, so they cannot see it coming. The manipulation and the growth of Al-Qaeda to armies of tens of thousands – forming Daesh, has been the largest ‘Social Experiment’ ever conducted by an Entity. And that “Entity” is the NSA. So many millions of us have watched it in real-time, happening in Social Media Groups that had nothing to do with al-Qaeda and Daesh, and saw fake social media Profiles recruiting them. And guess what, it was all done with a massive pack of lies at worst, and subtle manipulation at best. It beggars belief that the Zionists ever thought they could get away with it. Within months enough Evidence was gathered to enable Judicial Watch to get a Case together to Prosecute the CIA and get the Proof. (www.judicialwatch.org/document-archive/pgs-287-293-291-jw-v-dod-and-state-14-812-2/ ) To continue to view it happening, on social media – you had to put up with Psychological Abuse and Warfare on a level you could never imagine.
That, is I think, the first time in history that Non-Muslims from across the World got a real taste of what it is like to be in the Target of the Psychopaths. Because that is what they are. It’s like having thousands of Horror Movie Script Characters attacking you – but it’s not a film. They are for real. And if the USA/UK etc., thinks that is progressive, sustainable and not degrading (to themselves), then I keep coming back to the same point. “Self Isolating” and “Self Destructive”. And as Osama Bin Laden was working under direct Command of the US Military in the 1980’s – I decided to take another look at him, and really delve, always in the back of my mind that once he was conscripted into US Military Ranks in that War, those Psychopaths would never let go of him. He could either be a “Yes” man or suffer the consequences.
As for us, and anyone else reading this that is put off joining in the Truth hunt, there are over a billion of us, growing in number every day, mingled across every continent, every society. What can anyone do about that? Apart from taking the Internet down, absolutely nothing. So don’t worry, get involved.
Osama Bin Laden was born a bastard, his mother was a concubine to Mohammed Bin Laden of Saudi, who had 21 wives. His mother was known as “The Slave” and Osama was known as the “Slave Child” by other members of the household.
The only time people in the West see images and Media of Osama Bin Laden is either on Mainstream Media with the usual soundbites. Or various Memes circulated on Social Media. He invokes a range of reactions and emotions – and they design it deliberately to do that. From subjective emotions such as shock and fear, to – as the 9/11 Truth started to explode like a mushroom bomb across the globe, evoking a wide range of emotions from astonishment, to ridicule, to sheer disbelief. Provoking more questions than answers. Mythologising the man instead of realising him. Creating confusion. Creating alchemy. In this feature, with information gathered from multitudes of sources around the world, gathered as communications experiential, over time – we can examine the life and character of Osama Bin Laden and the circumstances that lead up to him being cast as one of the biggest CIA Bogeymen of the Century. Here every aspect of the man is explained in layman terms, from his ideology to his health. It will start to invoke new questions and hopefully turn the myth, the legend, the infamous, into a format that is easier for your awareness to grasp. It will also provoke new questions. Osama Bin Laden the man, the human, is in so many ways not who you expected him to be.
I’m not going to format this subject in any way that you are used to. I’m not going to prey on your physiological responses associated with fear and shock. I’m going to delve into the details of this man’s life and psychology – and present him to you as a human. To peel away the layers of mystery, that usually remain hidden as your mind races, your palms sweat, and your thoughts scatter to a greater degree or less. This information comes to you via social media, an example of how social media is changing international society. No longer can they dream up a movie script and present it as fact in mainstream media. Any human on this planet armed with an internet connection and a social media platform has the ability to connect with others and gather information and resources to obtain the facts. You don’t have to communicate with Al Qaeda to do so, or the CIA, far from it. All you need is an adventurous spirit, an enquiring and open mind, and a watchful eye. One comment worded in a particular way on an image in a public group will reap rewards of another scrap of information, an implication. Once you get going, the information just comes back to you.
All over the world people are psychologically the same. In your country, you may be talking on Social Media about what you had for lunch, the latest gossip on a corrupt politician. The latest police shooting, or the latest crime. Sharing images of the latest baby in your family, or the latest trip you took. The view from your garden, your flower beds, how you love your pet. The antics of the latest celebrity. Which clothes you like to wear, what fashion and music you follow. How your child is doing at school, what problems you are facing parenting, what you are doing at work. By discussing these subjects with others, you can become clearer on them. All over the world, people are communicating about the same things as you are. Discussing the latest news, sharing gossip. Disseminating both facts, and fiction. That is human nature. But what is fact with increasing strength and rapidity, is the way information is disseminating across the world. News reaching thousands of miles as social media news before mainstream media can even process it and air it. Those entities that use Propaganda in all its forms are now vulnerable, exposed. And here, we are going to expose them. Some of the information I will be giving you here is readily available, and I will be attaching those links here stored for you, as a resource all in one place, so that you can compare what you read here, with what you have been presented with by governments and mainstream media.
Other information is not readily available to you, and has come via what in Journalism is known as “Sources”. But let’s break that down. A “Source” is just a contact that has given you information. There is nothing mysterious about it. And as a resource, it has become much more available to the masses, due to social media. Get used to reading facts from laymen. Get used to realising that as far as mainstream media and governments are concerned, particularly in the UK and USA (in 2015, for the first time in history, the United Nations gave an official warning to UK Media for being the most ‘lying’ media in existence. The UK Government had taken Propaganda to such extremes, an official reprimand was given), you are being presented with a soundbite, in the majority of cases. And especially with regard to subjects like 9/11, and Terrorism, what you are being told is so far from the truth. Controlling your minds, playing on your emotions, thus moving you this way and that, just like a crowd at a football match.
“I’m going to Sweden on business – who’s coming?” Road Trip 1971. Osama bin Laden (second from right) in Falun – Sweden. 23 members of the Bin Laden family visited Falun, while one of the elder brothers conducted business with Volvo. Osama is remembered as a quiet and reserved boy who at 16 didn’t stand out from the crowd. Over exuberant, released from Saudi life for a short time, they really went for it. Bottomless wallets, a craving for fashion. Cool 1970’s hipsters. The pink Cadillac. If you saw this image out of context, would you expect Osama Bin Laden to be in it?
RA’S LANUF, Libya — Ibrahim Jadhran has gone from an alleged car thief imprisoned in Colonel Muammar Qadhafi’s most notorious prison to a warlord in charge of a powerful militia sitting on billions of dollars of oil money.
Now he’s one of the most important players in an effort to end the chaos that has torn Libya apart since Qadhafi’s overthrow in 2011: He has thrown his weight behind the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), signing a breakthrough deal to reopen Libya’s oil ports.
Jadhran is the chief of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG), a militia force of more than 20,000 men that is supposed to protect the country’s vital oil industry. Speaking in the large boardroom of his office complex in the deep-water port of Ra’s Lanuf, in the oil crescent of central Libya, he spelt out his supposed conversion.
Jadhran’s voice matters both because of the men and the money he controls.
“I am a Muslim but I consider myself a moderate,” said Jadhran, who had shed his normal military uniform for a dark suit. “And it is because of that I chose the middle …The area where we sit now is in the middle of Libya. It is my country’s security valve and it is the beating heart of Libya’s wealth.”
His voice matters both because of the men and the money he controls. Jadhran has been an extremely skillful player in the turmoil of post-Qadhafi Libya as militias, tribes and rival governments — an internationally recognized one in the eastern city of Tobruk, and a more Islamist one called the General National Congress (GNC) based in the capital Tripoli in the west — battled for control.
In mid-2013, Jadhran closed two major oil export terminals, demanding the GNC government give eastern Libya more autonomy, particularly over oil revenues, and branded the former management of the National Oil Company corrupt.
His brand of maverick separatism increased and, in March 2014, he allowed an oil tanker named the Morning Glory to set sail from the eastern port of Sidra under the North Korean flag. It was promptly stopped and boarded by the U.S. Navy.
Jadhran claims the Morning Glory crude oil shipment had been authorized by the Tobruk government, but the Tripoli government tried to stop the tanker, and the incident led to the ousting of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan.
Now Jadhran denounces all sides. He accused the GNC of being dominated by Islamic extremists. Jadhran in turn was accused of not doing enough to stop ISIL when the terror group seized part of the central Libyan coast that had been under the control of his forces.
Jadhran is also critical of the eastern legislature in Tobruk, which he claimed was seeking a military dictatorship under General Khalifa Haftar****(that is not true Khalifa Haftar is not under the HoR), who led an assault on the GNC government and remains a powerful warlord.
“We stood by the government, but at the time the National Congress started to lean toward the Islamists and then the parliament [House of Representatives in Tobruk] leaned towards the militarization of the state and the return of a dictatorship. So we saw that we were the only ones standing in the middle,” said Jadhran.
Jadhran supported a national political dialogue and it was this process that led to the December formation of the new U.N.-backed government in Tripoli. “We released a statement of support three hours after the GNA was formed despite the fact it was almost political suicide to support its newly-born presidential council,” he said.
Call to arms
Others point out that Jadhran’s loyalty to the GNA came at a price, the payment of his 20,000 plus PFG forces of all their back salaries.
Mattia Toaldo, policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, is critical of what he called Jadhran’s “opportunistic choices” but is pragmatic about his importance to Libya’s political future.
“Jadhran remains in the eyes of many Libyans a very controversial figure,” he said. “Yet, the truth is that along with Defence Minister Mahdi Al-Barghathi, he’s the only easterner who supported the GNA from day one and the GNA needs not just the oil he sits on but his loyalty.”
That support for a new and internationallyrecognized government, complete with a signing ceremony — attended by tribal leaders — to reopen the ports is something of a change for Jadhran. He’s been embroiled in his country’s violent politics since the war that ousted Qadhafi.
The son of an army officer, the muscular 34-year-old had spent the previous six years in the notorious Abu Slim prison, where he was sent at 22 for a life sentence for what he says was his political activism, but which records suggest was for car theft. However, Qadhafi never called anyone a political prisoner and inmates were branded pretty thieves, traitors or spies.
“I was released three days after the spark of the February 17th revolution,” said Jadhran. “Because the demonstrators calling for change were met with live fire and mortars from the Qadhafi regime, peaceful protest was not possible and we were forced to take up arms. Young men found themselves forced to carry arms and return fire on an enemy.”
He formed a battalion of volunteers to defend Libya’s oil crescent around Ra’s Lanuf and Ajdabiya, his hometown. “I managed to gather 16 battalions under the one flag, all of which participated in the revolution.”
In a deeply divided country, Jadhran defended Cyrenaica, the east of the country that has traditionally been hostile to the Tripoli-dominated west and slowly took over Libya’s oil infrastructure.
Now he controls the four main oil ports of Ra’s Lanuf, Zueitina, Sidra and Brega, many oil wells and hundreds of miles of pipelines and says that his goal is to protect the oil wealth that accounts for 97 percent of Libya’s economic output
His forces helped oust ISIL fighters from key oil terminals and in recent weeks have led assaults on key ISIL locations along Libya’s coast. He has also followed through on his promise to allow for renewed oil exports under a unified National Oil Company.
“The issue of selling and marketing oil is strictly the business of the National Oil Company, it has been entrusted to carry out this mission by the government and the people of Libya,” he said.
This week, the House of Representatives voted against the GNA in a no confidence motion. The vote means that Jadhran’s commitment to the GNA, together with his influence in the east and control over the security of oil exports, are even more vital to Libya’s future.
So the question is, what does Jadhran want? The answer seems to be political respectability and to present the PFG as an example of good governance to encourage investment back into Libya.
“There is no doubt that I have high expectations in assuming a high and honorable position and that this position should be for the good of the people,” said Jadhran. “If Libya becomes independent, its institutions secured within a real democratic and good governance blueprint, then this will enable international investment companies to re-enter Libya.”
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is Libyan National Day for Victims of Enforced Disappearance.
Over 5000 Victims since 2011 according to estimates
Libyan Terrorist Abdul Suissi injured in Sirte Yesterday.
He runs a gang in Tripoli that Kidnaps women.
Ahmed Al Malaki holds a Press Conference in the East of Libya regarding missing people in Libya since 2011, estimated at 5000 and above. There are currently no factual records of abducted and missing people due to families being reticent about reporting due to several reasons – mainly the absence of state authority in some areas, under the control of armed Militias, as well as the absence of real legislation on the matter from UN imposed Governments in Tripoli.
(Since 2012, Kidnappings have happened for many reasons anecdotally and evidentially. As well as Kidnap for Ransom, many disappearances have been as the result of Political Kidnappings. Those vying for power in Tripoli and Misrata – backed by the West – have frequently Kidnapped and Disappeared any Political Opponent – or preyed on their families & loved ones. Libya is and has been the land of Terrorist Political Extortion).
Remember that Iconic image showing #McCain with Daesh leaders in Syria? Well, here is one from today that is as Iconic. #UK Envoy to#Libya#Peter_Millet sat with #Friday_Market Militias this week in #TripoliLibya. And if you don’t know who they are? Well, let me tell you. Allied with#Daesh. Allied with #Al_Qaeda (Actually they are Deash and Al Qaeda). They run a Torture Chamber where they have tortured 1000’s f innocents to death. They do things like prescribe 100 Lashes to 6 year old children for whistling Gadaffi tunes. They rob banks, they are the opposite of moderate, this is as bad as Peter Millet sat with Julani and top Al Qaeda Leaders. And all of these images and Evidence are off to the International Criminal Court. UK will never learn. Not ever. UK is as Evil as the Axis of Evil it is.
Analysis of the 30 September 2013 BBC Panorama documentary 'Saving Syria's Children' and related BBC News reports, contending that sequences filmed by BBC personnel and others at Atareb Hospital, Aleppo on 26 August 2013 purporting to show the aftermath of an incendiary bomb attack on a nearby school are largely, if not entirely, staged.
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