Posted by: CS | July 15, 2011

Libyan civilian deaths: Gaddafi’s scorched earth policy or Nato’s bombing

Libyan “civilian protester” under attack
by forces of “desperate Libyan dictator.” Image source

Libya’s skies turn black as desperate dictator blows up oil pipes and turns his tanks on civilians, says the Daily Mail.

Colonel Gaddafi’s forces today blasted an oil terminal to smithereens as Libya’s bloody civil war entered its blackest day.

Rebels retaliated by firing back with rockets as a fireball exploded from one of the oil tanks and the sky above the Es Sider terminal, in the east of the country, filled with hideous smoke. …

Forces loyal to the Libyan dictator poured into the city of Zawiyah in a desperate bid to oust the hardcore band of protesters and army defectors who have taken control.

But then if we are to understand that rebels firing rockets are mere “protesters,” one has to question the objectivity of the entire report.

According to Libya’s Prosecutor General Mohammed al-Mahjoubi

NATO airstrikes have killed more than 1,100 civilians and injured thousands of others since the end of March.

So who to believe? Is Gaddafi deliberately killing his own innocent civilian population, or is it Nato’s thousands of bombing missions against Libyan targets in and around Tripoli that are killing Libyan civilians?



  1. I bet all my silver that Nato has killed more civilians than Gaddafi.But the civilian deaths no matter who did it is insignificant compared to use of depleted uranium.DU is like fluoride, another way to dispose of toxic waste."Low Plains Perspective"

  2. Does anyone have information on the use of DU in Libya: the purpose for which it is used, and on what scale? And does anyone have any data on residual contamination from DU in war zones in Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq?

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