Saif al-Arab Gadhafi

Sunday, May 01, 2011

The youngest son of Muammar Gaddafi was killed in a NATO airstrike on a house where the Libyan leader and his famliy were staying at the time, a government spokesman said Sunday.
The raid resulted in the deaths of Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, 29, the youngest son of Gaddafi, and three of Gaddafi’s grandchildren, spokesman Mossa Ibrahim told a press conference.
The Libyan leader himself and his wife, who were in the house at the time, were in good health, while some other people were injured in the attack, Ibrahim said.

This was a direct act to assassinate the Libyan leader, a violation of international law which has no legal or political justifications, he said.

Home of Saif al-Arab Gadhafi after NATO/US attack

After the raid which took place around 8:00 p.m. local time (1800 GMT) Saturday, Ibrahim took a group of journalists to the site of of the house, that is located in a residential area in western Tripoli.
Hit by three missiles, the three-storey building was partially destroyed, with roofs completely caved in some portions, leaving mangled rods of reinforcing steel hanging down among splintered chunks of concrete.

While two of the missiles had exploded, the third was seen lying in one of the rooms of the building.

Libyans support Gadhafi in protest outside hotel housing foreign journalists

After the airstrike, large numbers of Libyans took to the streets, protesting the NATO strikes against civilians and expressing their support to Gaddafi’s family.
Prior to the raid, Gaddafi floated on Saturday a proposal for a cease-fire and negotiations in a televised speech while asserting that he won’t leave the country.
He said all parties concerned should follow the truce, and the NATO forces must stop their attacks.
Gaddafi ruled out the possibility he will quit and leave Libya, which he has been ruling over the past 41 years.
Since March 19, the Western powers have been launching attacks from the air and sea on Gaddafi’s forces after the UN Security Council passed a resolution imposing a no-fly zone over Libya and authorizing “all necessary measures” to protect civilians in Libya.

Gadhafi Offers Truce as NATO Strikes Tripoli


Libyan leader with baby daughter Hanna Gadhafi, killed in U.S. air strike in 1986

Bombs hit government buildings during Libyan leader’s speech
By the Associated Press 

 Posted Apr 30, 2011 6:27 AM CDT

(AP) – Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi called for a ceasefire and negotiations with NATO powers in a live speech on state TV early Saturday, just as NATO bombs struck a government complex in the Libyan capital. The targeted compound included the state television building and a Libyan official alleged the strikes were meant to kill Gadhafi. However, the TV building was not damaged and Gadhafi spoke from an undisclosed location.

In the rambling pre-dawn speech, Gadhafi appeared both subdued and defiant, repeatedly pausing as he flipped through handwritten notes. “The door to peace is open,” he said. “You are the aggressors. We will negotiate with you. Come, France, Italy, UK, America, come, we will negotiate with you. Why are you attacking us?” He said Libyans have the right to choose their own political system, but not under the threat of NATO bombings. Rebel leaders say they won’t lay down their arms until Gadhafi and his sons step aside.



Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, the youngest son of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and three of Gaddafi’s grandsons have been killed in a NATO airstrike.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Libyans supporting Gadhafi in earlier rally

“The house of Saif al-Arab Gaddafi was attacked tonight with full power. The leader with his wife was there in the house with other friends and relatives,” Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim told reporters at press conference in Tripoli early on Sunday morning, AFP reported.

“The attack resulted in the martyrdom of Saif al-Arab, 29 years old, and three of the leader’s grandchildren,” Ibrahim said.

“The leader himself is in good health; he wasn’t harmed. His wife is also in good health; she wasn’t harmed, (but) other people were injured,” he added.

“This was a direct operation to assassinate the leader of this country,” he stated.

Gadhafi's compound in Tripoli after earlier bombing

In the attacks, three massive explosions ripped through Gaddafi’s headquarters in Tripoli on Saturday evening.

Volleys of anti-aircraft fire rang out following the first two strikes on Bab al-Aziziya. The aerial attacks were followed by a third from the same direction, AFP reported.

The strikes came after the Libyan government accused NATO of bombing a center for physically challenged children in Tripoli earlier on Saturday.

Meanwhile, 13 powerful explosions rocked the Libyan port city of Misratah late on Saturday as NATO warplanes struck targets in the opposition-held city.

Earlier in the day, Gaddafi said he would not step down, but he was ready for a ceasefire and negotiations, provided that NATO halted its airstrikes.

Rejecting his offer, NATO announced that it would only consider a ceasefire after Gaddafi forces stop attacking civilians.

The opposition has also dismissed Gaddafi’s ceasefire proposal, saying he has no part to play in the country’s future.

And despite Gaddafi’s calls for a ceasefire, regime forces later rained mortar shells and rockets on Misratah, killing at least 15 people, including a nine-year-old boy.

The regime is trying to block access to Misratah by sea and has threatened to target any ships that enter the port city.


Iran has cast doubt on the US bombardment of Libya, saying Washington seeks to take control of Libya’s oil reserves and other natural resources rather than helping its people.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast says possession of Libya's oil wells behind NATO/US war

“We have doubt about the US and NATO purpose behind conducting a military operation against Libya. It seems that they intend to (take control of) Libya’s oil wells and maintain deals of their oil companies rather than helping the Libyan people,” IRNA quoted Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast as speaking to reporters in the Cuban capital, Havana, on Saturday.

He added that the US explicitly supported the ousted dictators in Tunisia and Egypt till the last minute “but it changed its stance immediately after the collapse of the two dictatorships by their people.”

The Iranian spokesman strongly questioned the US military intervention in internal affairs of other countries and the fate of people in the Middle East and North Africa.

A protester holds a placard during a rally against the bombing of Libya, in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, March 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

His remarks come as the United States on Wednesday permitted oil deals with Libyan Transitional National Council.

The order, issued by the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, will remove legal difficulties pertaining to the ownership of Libya’s oil for potential buyers.

Mehmanparast further described as “politically-motivated” Washington’s claims about human rights, saying, “The US has not yet been able to give explanation to world nations about its inhumane attitude and torture in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib prisons.”

Libyan oil is reason for US/NATO war

“How is it possible that US officials and the media express concern about human rights conditions in certain countries but turn a blind eye toward the fate of people in Bahrain and Yemen?”

The Iranian spokesperson reiterated that the United States is “the biggest violator of human rights in the world.”

Mehmanparast also touched upon the “best” level of political relations between Tehran and Havana and envisaged a bright future in Iran’s cooperation with Latin America countries.

He pointed out that Iran has the know-how to explore and exploit oil and gas and expressed the country’s readiness to transfer its experience to Cuba.

The Iranian spokesperson also met with Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Marcos Rodriguez Costa on Thursday in Havana, where the two officials criticized the United States for its “double-standard” approach toward the crises in the Middle East and North Africa.



to read story about burning of U.S., British and Italian embassies in Libya in response to the killings of Gadhafi’s family members. The article says the attack on Gadhafi’s son’s house killed a 6-month-old granddaughter, a 2-year-old grandson and a 2-year-old granddaughter, as well as a friend of Saif al-Arab Gadhafi.

Libyans protest deadly attack on Gadhafi's family while burning U.S. flag

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  1. viiii says:

    Yes, to North Africa now we travel, to Libya, which by modern means of manipulation, ludicrous lies have been, and are still, transmitted by the mainstream media of the West, concerning the events that are transpiring. “ Improper propaganda. Do not believe a word,…a single syllable, or absolutely any treble uttered from the tracheas of these so-called “elected” trolls, who twist stories to tell like a most conniving troubadour. These architects of anecdotes will stretch any detail,–even the most trivial, as they transform their trials to triumphs, and the triumphs of others to tribulations. Such tales are only intended to trap on a conceptual train, whose tracks trail a tricky trajectory of a trio of triangles, the most ignorant and blind into a self-satisfied trance. So goes the very well-timed, account, or choreograph, of the woman who was supposedly sullied by Libya’s soldiers, we know not whether it’s true, but the belief that the Westerners are heroic Hector’s of Troy, out to protect the honor of the world’s Helen’s is a hoax, hilarious like ha, ha, ha,…, if its toll were not so heavy. They’ll make speeches and trips, but they care not about women—perhaps with exception of those trifling tramps, Elizabeth, Madeleine, Laura, Susan, Sarah, Michelle, Condoleeza, and Hilary, all wicked witches of the West,—but what of other women in greater tragedies? What of the countless in camps or counties of Sudan and Congo who’ve been vigorously violated by the most vile and vicious of vagabonds and villains living in a state of fear and trepidation, or those of Iraq or Afghanistan or Gaza left trembling upon the daily delivery of Western weaponry, or … of those invisible and ignored in America or Europe, who’ve suffered such serious sorrows so sadly in silence, Hmm? Is it not tragic? Are their traumas not even more tremendous? These midnight marauding mobs, which transport themselves and gain traction on horses surely Trojan, or in another words, they’re fully supported, and are being trained by Western wizards of tradecraft. The West, who seek not equitable trade, and who respect not even their own treaties, the timely terrestrial thieves they are, constantly patrolling the planet, plundering, as pirates for profit and petroleum, seek yet another prize, but buried under African sands is where “their” trove of treasures lie…for which countless corpses will continue to compile. For this treasure trove–this black blood of the Earth—these Hellish vampires like Sarkozy go so crazy, so of course, he will seek to suck insatiably as they never get sick, and in their sight nothing is sacred, so he’ll be so cozy when he succumbs to sleep in his secret sarcophagus, a coffin comparable to Cameron’s, minus a corner compartment, in which he, too, rests comfortably off-camera, as do all those in this covetous cabal, this…coalition… of culprits, for this blood of the earth, they would trek to the moons of Mars and trudge along in their tanks, even driving over the chests of children, with their skulls skewered and skins held high like trophies, as done in the past with lion(s), buffalo(s), and elephant trunks. Thus NATO, another neat name for the armed network of Northern Neanderthals, a ravenously rapacious and crazed cannibalistic tribe, seeks to convene, consume and feast on the cadaver of Qaddafi like cold cuts, once he’s killed, with an uncomplimentary side of corn on the cob and a cup of cabernet, —oh my, I must say, to crave such a criminal cuisine couldn’t culinarily be kosher—which is why the stench of those bloody beasts of barbaric Babylon, from the bona fide bosses to the bums on the bottom, like Berlusconi and Barry Obama, who brazenly drop bombs on babies, is as unattractive and potently pungent as tripe—whereas they could instead channel these resources to permanently prevent another Katrina or Chernobyl or halt habitual homelessness, hunger or unnecessary unemployment, from northern cities like Detroit to those in the south near the Tropics—but on they go, continuing as they did even before, but mainly after some months into this new millennium, with their militaries and missiles, murdering or maiming millions in the Middle East, untold men, youngsters, and mothers in mourning , secular, Christian and Muslim, mutually, and after many decades of maintaining Mubarak, they’ve moved up their meddling in the Maghreb, now via this mad militia in Misrata, seizing the moment to multiply the misery and make a major mess of that which was minor, and so,…on they go…continuing their transgressions, The West, where the ravaging robbery and raging rule of the rich runs rampant forever without refute, but rather regularly reinforced, undisputed, –the demonstrative definition of “despot”–, but they’ve the audacity to delve out declarations as to who is a “dictator”-a divisive description often denoting those to be doomed as they’ve been deemed dangerous for they’ve dared to deny any degree of dependence or as much as a dime of debt, having decided to defend the direction of their domestic disciples, as in the doctrine of self-determination, with any dose,–even a dollop–, of defiance, and I’ve not digressed!–The West, who destroy or devour enough resources to traverse the Earth…triple, will leave the Libyan population with…perhaps… a trickle of their own resources, though if possible, they’d most prefer if they all “left” without a trace, and so it defends this roundup of ragtag and ridiculous ruffians who can’t see the forest for the trees and whom, despite self-identity as revolutionaries, are nothing like God’s Son, Gandhi, Guevara, or even…Trotsky, with debatable demands for “democracy” and “freedom” which are frivolous at best and at worst a travesty. May all the other world’s and particularly Libya’s people be protected, as well as its troops persevere against these perverse powers when triggers are pulled against these Western-wooed, Western-backed treacherous traitors, who’ve made a demonic deal with the Devil and who ought to be publicly tried and hung for treason in the metropolis of Tripoli, and in regards to the West, their corrupts courts matter not, for only in Gods like ourselves do we introduce our trust, and the Great Gods will not forgive them for their trespasses, but we assure you, as this transcript seems no more than just a tantrum thrown (and we could surely write a trilogy), that before Atropos gives some intriguing twine-like threads a little trim, the time will come, where, Gabriel will blow his trumpet and find them all…guilty as charged!”

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