By: Gerald A. Perreira, Global Research, September 21, 2011
Blood on their hands
The corporate media have been accessories to this invasion, and I deliberately use the word accessories, because BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera have most definitely relinquished their right to name themselves news organizations. They have in fact been contracted as “weapons of mass deception”, consciously collaborating with NATO to present a fictitious version of events. They have fought this war alongside NATO – “embedded” (in bed with) NATO all the way. Their agitation and propaganda (agit/prop) techniques have been a major weapon in NATO’s armor and there can be no doubt that they are accomplices to the war crimes committed in Libya. They all have blood on their hands.
Al Jazeera has been the most rabid because, like BBC and CNN, they too dance to the tune of their master, the Emir of Qatar, who has championed this invasion of Libya. It is no secret that Libya is crawling with Qatari troops.
‘War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength’ – George Orwell, ‘1984’
The psych-ops aspect of this war reached whole new levels of deception. Investigative journalist Webster Tarpley has cited irrefutable evidence that a set of Tripoli’s Green Square was constructed in Doha and people dressed as Libyan rebels were filmed taking over Green Square. This was the fake footage zoomed into living rooms all over the world.
A set of Tripoli’s Green Square was constructed in Doha and people dressed as Libyan rebels were filmed taking over Green Square. This was the fake footage zoomed into living rooms all over the world.
The zone we have entered is a frightening one; however, the enemy’s psych-ops are a lot less effective in the age of the internet. While we must note those media organizations that have been totally compromised so that their crimes can be catalogued for future reference, we must also acknowledge the huge and impressive fightback staged by truth warriors all over the globe.
In order to show the world a scene of victorious rebels celebrating the conquest of Tripoli in Green Square, a set resembling Green Square was built in Doha, Qatar, but some significant details in the architecture of its ancient buildings were omitted. Unfortunately, the images in this collage have been “stretched” to fit a rectangular frame. An “unstretched” photo of the real Green Square is shown beneath the videos at the end of this story.
The media lies have been countered with a powerful campaign on the worldwide web. Serbian hackers went to war with anti-Qaddafi sites, closing them down as quickly as they appeared. Pakistani websites carried information on the fake Green Square constructed in Doha.
Rappers posted videos calling Qaddafi an African hero. Minister Louis Farrakhan’s powerful presentations are all available on the net, allowing people to tune out of the mainstream lies, and articles are everywhere detailing the truth.
Independent news sources such as Pan-African Newswire, Black Agenda Report, Final Call, Modern Ghana, The Nigerian Voice, Ethiopia.org, Pravda, Mathaba News Agency, Centre for Research on Globalization, New Dawn Magazine, San Francisco Bay View and many others have been in the vanguard of providing a counterattack to the corporate media’s campaign of lies and deception.
The International Movement of Revolutionary Committees is calling on all truth warriors to continue to mobilize and organize in whatever ways are available to you.
On this, the 42nd anniversary of the Al Fateh revolution, the International Movement of Revolutionary Committees is calling on all truth warriors to continue to mobilize and organize in whatever ways are available to you because, despite what the deceivers are saying, this battle has only just begun. Thanks again to the age of internet, Qaddafi himself was able to issue a statement recently addressing his supporters throughout the world. In it he stated:
“While we fight to defend our nation, you fight on the battlefield of truth, for the pen is mightier than the sword. Some of you arrived to our western border, but had to return. The way is clear, but NATO will not allow for peace. They fear the example of the Great Jamahiriya. They can destroy our physical achievements but they cannot destroy the truth. The more they try the more we will be victorious. Victory is with the people, never with the oppressors.
“Thousands of you are waiting at various stations. I see you in Tanzania, in Congo, Ghana, Nigeria and many other parts of Africa. How will you cross the deserts to Libya? Instead group yourselves where you are. The fight if it is not won in Libya will be coming to you. Prepare for it. Prepare traps for the invaders. You must defend your corners.”
In a recent article titled “Message from a Black African: Our Brother Muammar Qaddafi Treated All Equal and Now They Are After Him.” Mbarika Kazingizi has called on us to put aside any and all differences we may have and unite to defeat NATO:
“We cannot start to think about these things (our differences) now that the fight is going on. We have to ACT now. Unite the Pan-Africanists, Rastafarians, African Traditional Apostles, Farrakhan’s African-American Muslims and North African Muslims to speak with one voice on this issue – condemn NATO and fight back together NOW. Malcolm X followers, Black Panthers, Ni’abhingi warriors, all youths must rally together.”
“Unite the Pan-Africanists, Rastafarians, African Traditional Apostles, Farrakhan’s African-American Muslims and North African Muslims to speak with one voice on this issue – condemn NATO and fight back together NOW. Malcolm X followers, Black Panthers, Ni’abhingi warriors, all youths must rally together.” – Muammar Qaddafi
As sad and bitter as we may feel at the continued attempts to murder Muammar Qaddafi, the mass murder of so many Libyans and at the destruction of Libya, this is not a time to mourn but rather a time to organize as never before, on a global level. Let us make Sekou Toure’s prediction a reality.
You can kill the man, you can exterminate the revolutionary forces, but you can’t kill an idea whose time has come …
And finally this September, we salute Muammar Qaddafi’s greatest contribution to the world – the revolutionary ideology known as the Third Universal Theory. It took a revolutionary thinker like Qaddafi, who was not conceptually incarcerated by the reductionism of Marxism and liberalism, to go beyond the parameters of European political theory.
Qaddafi discarded the false divide between religion and political science, the secular and the sacred, faith and reason, and was thereby able to articulate a paradigm that is holistic/ integralist, reflecting a total reality – an African reality. Quite simply, secular European discourse is unable to comprehend and advance ideology such as the Third Universal Theory, precisely because this ideology acknowledges the transcendental and metaphysical dimension of human civilization and existence.
As such, this ideology provides us with an alternative model for social and political reconstruction and transformation in synergy with our culture and traditions. It invites us to finally reject and move beyond the vulgar economism and materialism of the Eurocentric ideologies of Marxism and liberal capitalism, which were thrust upon Africa and the “Third World” as part of the imperialist project.
Recently, a CNN reporter stopped a rebel on the road to Sirte. The man, although dressed like a rebel, spoke with an American accent and was obviously part of America’s “boots on the ground special forces brigade.” He was clearly astounded by the intensity of the resistance and said, “I don’t know what these guys are still fighting for – they must really believe in this guy Qaddafi.”
Yes, they believe in Qaddafi and they believe in his vision. They are fighting for an idea whose time has come. They are fighting to end Western hegemony in Africa, bringing about the end of Empire and the inevitable birth of a United States of Africa. It is a vision for which they are willing to die. NATO can invade with their Arab flunkies and roll back some of Al Fateh’s material gains but they can never kill the revolutionary consciousness that has taken root. It is this consciousness and the dedication to these ideals that has enabled this small army and nation to resist NATO’s killing machine for so long, much to the amazement of the rest of the world.
Al Fateh – The Victory – Forever
‘Lo! We have given thee (O Muhammad) a signal victory, Surely, We have given to you a clear Victory, Verily, We have granted thee a manifest Victory’ – Surah Al Fateh, Ayah: 1, Al Qu’ran
Forty-two years ago this September, a 27-year-old army captain, Muammar Qaddafi, led a small group of revolutionaries, including Abdul Salam Jaloud, Mustapha Karoubi, Kweldi Hemidi and Abubakar Jaber Younis, in a bloodless coup against the corrupt regime of King Idris, ushering in what became known as the Al Fateh revolution, named after the Qu’ranic surah Al Fateh (The Victory).
And this revolution did indeed herald a victory over the repression, poverty, ignorance and backwardness that had stalked this land throughout King Idris’s 19-year reign. In recent months, facts and figures have been provided in articles written by people from every corner of the globe, cataloging the outstanding achievements of the Al Fateh revolution. The brilliant Guyanese economist, Dr. Rawle Farley, offers an in-depth account of the visionary leadership and outstanding economic achievements of this revolution in his excellent work titled, “Libya: The Exceptional Third World Economy.”
Suffice to say, under the leadership of this revolutionary council, Libya went from being one of the poorest nations in the world to being one of the most developed – economically, politically and morally. Libya is one of a handful of “Third World” nations that can proudly claim to have actually thrown off the yoke of colonialism and neo-colonialism. They have no foreign masters. Muammar Qaddafi and the Libyan revolutionary forces dance to nobody’s tune.
It is these Free Unionist Officers, 42 years later and now in their 70s, who are being hunted down like animals by NATO and their hirelings, forced to watch their nation destroyed. It is an ugly display of the barbarism which rules this world. For revolutionaries the world over, this is a particularly devastating and horrifying phase, in what is a long and protracted struggle that will take us all the way to the final conflict on this earth.
However, we are not helpless, even in the face of the immense power of the North Atlantic tribes. Their continued domination of this earth is not a given. Like all empires, they will fall. We must together gather our strength, inspired by Libya’s resistance, and continue to organize and mobilize in whatever ways are available to us. As the Brother Leader said, “We must defend from our corner.”
There can be no doubt that the Western Empire is on the verge of total collapse. The speed at which White supremacy disintegrates will directly correlate with our ability to organize international revolutionary opposition to the evil they are perpetrating in Libya and worldwide.
If history has taught us anything, then it has taught us that the strength of White supremacy lies in its ability to unite across class, nation-states and ideologies when it comes to furthering its sinister agenda. Tony Blair from Britain’s Labour Party had no difficulty uniting with George Bush from the U.S. Republican Party to attack Iraq, though the two ostensibly adhere to different political ideologies.
If history has taught us anything, then it has taught us that the strength of White supremacy lies in its ability to unite across class, nation-states and ideologies when it comes to furthering its sinister agenda.
It has been so for centuries. Despite the fact that the Dutch, French, Spanish and English were actually at war with each other in Europe, they were able to fully unite when it came to putting down the uprisings and revolutions of captured Africans on their plantations in the Caribbean.
Let us now take heed of the Brother Leader’s message and unite and organize once and for all to realize our objective – to deal a final and decisive blow to imperialism and neo-colonialism. Let us put aside our differences in order to deal with the primary contradictions that we face. The power of the people united is not a cliché or an empty slogan – it is ours, if only we can make the psychological transition necessary to possess the power.
We can be sure that long after the likes of Obama, Cameron, Sarkozy and Jalil are forgotten, the history books will still tell the story of the courageous Bedouin who stood up for all of oppressed humanity and in the year 2011 was targeted for extermination by one of the most powerful and barbaric “Coalition of Demons” in human history. If freedom fighters all over the world stand up with him as he and his noble forces resist, dealing NATO a decisive blow in Africa, such an historic event will be remembered for all time. We are the makers of history – the power is in our hands.
This September we say to you Brother Leader – May Allah be with you and protect you and know that the revolutionary gains and the ideology of the Al Fateh revolution will live forever!
Watch very closely at around 1:19. Compare the architecture in this set built in Doha, Qatar, with the real Green Square pictured below.
Notice the following:
1- There not a single bullet fired in this staged celebration!! because it was in Qatar.
2- The sound echos of chantings show that it was in a confined studio and not in public square.
Tutashinda! (Swahili for We will win! – ed.)
Gerald A. Perreira is a founding member of the Guyanese organizations Joint Initiative for Human Advancement and Dignity and Black Consciousness Movement Guyana (BCMG). He lived in Libya for many years, served in the Green March, an international battalion for the defense of the Al Fateh revolution and was an executive member of the World Mathaba based in Tripoli. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch very closely at around 1:19. Compare the architecture in this set built in Doha, Qatar, with the real Green Square pictured below.
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