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Well, people on this list seem to all be certain that Gaddafi has been 
"slaughtering his own people".  But from other lists and newsletters, I've seen 
different views.  I haven't researched all that extensively, but thought I'd 
share what I compiled so far, some of which suggest disinformation campaign by 
Libyan "rebels" supported by CIA.  If you have good info that shows convincingly 
that indeed Gaddafi has been "slaughtering his own people", I'm interested in 
seeing.

Maggie
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Boston Globe: False pretense for war in Libya?
http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2011/04/14/false_pretense_for_war_in_libya/
 
 
For more detailed look at the financial interests, see "'Libyan Rebels' 
Create Central bank, Oil Company" by Alex Newman 
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24308 
 
Human Rights Watch: No mercenaries in eastern Libya
http://www.rnw.nl/africa/article/hrw-no-mercenaries-eastern-libya-0
 
short video: Retweeting "democracy": how the US uses Twitter and Facebook to 
fabricate the news
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1SCCTsB4D8&NR=1
 
US orchestrates regime change in Libya, using social media
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7vGoXaLHxs&feature=player_embedded
(says YouTube was blocked in Libya since Oct 2010, so how could Libyans upload 
YouTube videos to the internet, showing Gaddafi’s brutalities, etc. Also, 
hundreds of thousands of Twitter accounts suddenly sprung up in Feb 2011, all in 
English, all using practically the same logo, the Libyan flag – or was it the 
flag of the old Libyan monarch? – while prior to this the total number of 
Twitter accounts were very small.  These Twitter accounts were linked to 
Facebook and YouTube accounts, pouring out thousands of videos of massacres and 
bloodshed, and the video said many of these were confirmed never to have 
occurred. Also, said that Gaddafi requested from the UN a truth-finding mission, 
but was declined.)
 
the truth in Libya: who is lying?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw59SPy26gs&NR=1
(Russia's RT reporter says the so called rebels in northeastern Libya are mostly 
al-Qaida members, it has 1/5th of the world’s al-Qaida.  Also includes parts of 
an interview with Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Chicago, Illinois-based Nation 
of Islam (NOI).)
 
Africa: The Lies Behind the West's War on Libya
http://allafrica.com/stories/printable/201104150792.html
(Good background of Libya on a larger Africa-wide stage, and suggests real 
reasons for the West's attack of Libya.  The US$30 billion frozen by Mr Obama 
belong to the Libyan Central Bank that were earmarked for three key projects 
which would add the finishing touches to the African federation – the African 
Investment Bank, the African Monetary Fund and the African Central Bank - that 
would put Africa on its way to its financial (and therefore political) 
independence.)
 
(2 min video from Democracy Now!): 4 Star US General reveals 2001 plan of 
7-country invasion, including Libya
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjF3ACwXwTI
 
But “the Plan” formed even earlier than 2001, at the time of the first Gulf War, 
as General Clarke revealed in another seminar (start watching from chapter 6 in 
this link):
http://fora.tv/2007/10/03/Wesley_Clark_A_Time_to_Lead#fullprogram
 
Hidden behind propaganda a giant crime against Libya is fact
http://nocheinparteibuch.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/hidden-behind-propaganda-a-giant-crime-against-libya-is-fact-part-i/

(Chronological dissection of events in Libya, esp. analyzing internet video 
evidence of Gaddafi's 'crimes'.  Mentions cluster bombs.)
 
Article by Susan Lindauer, former U.S. Intelligence Asset covering Libya and 
Iraq at the United Nations:
http://theintelhub.com/2011/04/12/putting-out-fire-with-gasoline-in-libya/
(From Richard Krushnic:) "I am reading Lindauer's book, Extreme Prejudice: the 
Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq, in which 
she recounts her experience as a CIA asset (not a CIA employee, but a CIA 
contractor).  A chunk of the book is about the Lockerbie airliner bombing, which 
resulted in the economic blockade of Libya, which finally got the Libyan 
government to back down, pay damages to Lockerbie families, end its nuclear 
weapons probram and allow multinational oil firms back into the country on 
favorable terms.  She was personally involved in the Lockerbie affair and argues 
that the Libyan government had nothing to do with the bombing.  The Libyan 
regime was forced to falsly say that it was behind the bombing and forced to pay 
damages, as part of the price for ending the blockade.  According to the 
author/CIA asset, this was done to brand Gadaffi as a bad guy--useful at a later 
date when the time is right to take the regime down.  I am not vouching for the 
truth of Lindzuer's statements in her book, just calling this to your 
attention."
	* Vital Lockerbie evidence 'was tampered      
with': http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2007/sep/02/theairlineindustry.libya
	* (Wikipedia on Lockerbie      
bombing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockerbie_bombing) Mebo's      
owner, Edwin Bollier, later revealed that in 1991 he had      declined an offer 
from the FBI of $4 million to testify that the      timer fragment was part of a 
Mebo MST-13 timer supplied to Libya. On 18      July 2007, Ulrich Lumpert 
admitted he had lied at the trial.[45] In a sworn affidavit before a Zurich      
notary public, Lumpert stated that he had stolen a prototype MST-13 timer      
printed circuit board from Mebo and gave it without permission on 22 June      
1989, to "an official person investigating the Lockerbie case".[46] 
	* The      video at the bottom of this link is interview with Susan      
Lindauer: http://rt.com/news/libya-friendly-fire-qatar/  Said      last summer, 
Gaddafi started pressuring western oil companies to      compensate Libya for 
the damage of sanctions due to wrongly accusing them      of responsibility over 
Lockerbie, and last Oct, 2 US companies pulled out      of Libya, and US was 
looking to punish Libya.
 
Article by Cynthia McKinney, US Green Party's 2008 presidential candidate:
http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/why-obama-attacked-libya
 
Gaddafi's speech Oct 2009 at the UN general assembly:
http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=626459
(I read through about 1/3rd of this long speech, and gained a lot of respect for 
Gaddafi - he's not mumbling nonsense at all like the western media portrays him. 
He makes plain sense on the fundamental injustices of current UN structure, 
security council, and veto power, etc.)
 
Libya rebels' CIA ties:
http://www.stopwar.org.uk/index.php/middle-east--north-africa/425-libya-and-britains-gift-of-war-and-racism

 
If NATO is using depleted uranium in Libya, what a strange way to protect 
civilians
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti7DbS9WLIE&feature=related
(Russia's RT interview with Conn Hallinan, Columnist, Foreign Policy in Focus)
 
Boat of 600 Libyans sinks after NATO 'ignores SOS calls'
Former Belgium MP Lode Vanoost: "Humanitarian concerns are not on the agenda of 
NATO."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PssKFiesNyo&feature=share
 
Nato units left 61 African migrants to die of hunger and thirst
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/08/nato-ship-libyan-migrants
 
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Opposing view (supporting justification of humanitarian intervention):
http://louisproyect.wordpress.com/2011/04/16/alan-j-kuperman-useful-idiot/
 
Qaddafi Troops Fire Cluster Bombs Into Civilian Areas
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/16/world/africa/16libya.html?_r=1
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