The NATO Mafia Murder Gaddafi’s Son And Three Of His Grandchildren

Les Blough, Editor. Axis of Logic. Sunday, May 1, 2011
Libya: Nato missile attacks kill youngest son and 3 grandchildren of Libyan Leader, Muammar Qadaffi

Muammar Qadaffi’s daughter, Aisha, spoke to the Libyan people in April about past and present US-European attacks on Libya and her family.

Aisha Qadaffi, daughter of Libya’s beloved leader Muammar Qadaffi, spoke to all Libyans when she told a large cheering crowd Bab Al-Aziziyah family compound in Tripoli in April. She said that the US-European demand that her father resign was an insult to all Libyans. Ms. Qadaffi stated:

“In 1911 Italy killed my grandfather in an air strike and now they are trying to kill my father. God damn their hands … They rained down on us their missiles and bombs, they tried to kill me and they killed dozens of children in Libya … Now a quarter of a century later the same missiles and bombs are raining down on the heads of my and your children … Talk about Gaddafi stepping down is an insult to all Libyans because Gaddafi is not in Libya, but in the hearts of all Libyans … Who are the civilians you are protecting? Are they the people who have automatic weapons and hand grenades? Are they the innocent civilians you are trying to protect? … Leave our skies, take away your aircraft and missiles.”

Reuters shamelessly punctuated Aisha’s heroic speech by digging up and quoting a 22 year old criminal who participated in the US-Euro backed attack on Libyan police, military and government facilities in an attempt to overthrow the legitimate government of Libya:

“A rebel supporter in the western city of Misrata, which is besieged by government troops and scene of daily clashes, dismissed her speech as a sign of despair. ‘Gaddafi ruled Libya with an iron fist for 41 years and killed anyone who tried to oppose him,’ Marwan, 22, said. ‘What she said is a sign of the despair of the Gaddafi family and his inner circle. They know their days are numbered,’ he told Reuters by phone from the coastal city.”

We begin our response to the killing of Col. Qadaffi’s son and grandchildren with an expression of sympathy to him, his family and all Libyans.

Muammar Qadaffi with his baby daughter killed in a missile strike on their home, ordered by US President Ronald Reagan in 1986

Mourning: The depravity of the NATO Mafia and their heartless monsters in Tel Aviv, Washington, London and Paris is ineffable and unbounded. In their multiple attempts to assassinate Moummar Qadaffi with cowardly attacks from the air, this time they came close – even closer than killing the beloved Libyan leader himself. Col. Qadaffi is a father figure to Libyans and after killing many of his Libyan children from Benghazi to Tripoli, they have now murdered his youngest son and 3 of his grandchildren. Col. Qadaffi has the heart of a father and we mourn his loss with him today.

Disinformation: Some of the dis/misinformation is subtle and some of it amounts to direct lies. In this LAT report, the killers and their media use the deaths of their victims to advance their bloody mission. The Los Angeles Times and their media whores, Patrick J. McDonnell and David S. Cloud, attempt to reinforce the assassins’ denial that they have targeted the Libyan leader for execution and they attempt to create doubt that Qadaffi’s son and grandchildren were killed at all. They also reinforce other corporate media deceptions like those we identified in a BBC publication on April 20.

They attempt to raise questions about reports of the killings by repeated attributions to “Libyan state television” and “government spokesmen” as though the government statements are in doubt and cannot be corroborated. They undermine independent corroboration by referring to “conflicting versions as to the exact location of the strike,” while admitting that, “journalists and others were seen walking through the rubble and, at one point handling what appeared to be a missile half-covered in dust and debris.”

They describe the mercenaries hired by the west as “rebels fighting to end four decades of Kadafi rule” and give the impression that with NATO’s help, the Libyan people are fighting for democracy and winning a civil war against their own government:

“Libyan rebels … have seized large chunks of Libyan territory on several fronts, including much of the nation’s eastern coastal zone. Kadafi retains control of much of western Libya, including Tripoli.”

They raise questions about the truth of these NATO killings and questions about NATO’s attempts to assassinate Qadaffi:

“A NATO airstrike that the Libyan government says narrowly missed Moammar Kadafi but killed one of his sons and three grandchildren has raised anew the specter of whether the Western alliance is trying to assassinate the Libyan leader.”

“There also appeared to be conflicting versions as to the exact location of the strike.”

The Los Angeles Times flatly re-states the corporate media lie that the war is being carried out to protect innocent civilians.

“The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s mission is to protect civilians that have come under assault during the fighting.”

If the LAT can state the purpose of NATO’s mission with such confidence, they can also report these NATO killings with equal confidence when they receive detailed reports from the Libyan government with the international press on the ground, inspecting the site of the attack. What more do they want – photos of the dead son and children? If you were father and grandfather, would you lift yourself from your devastation on the day of the attack and give photos of your slain children to the enemy?

The LAT states as fact that the ‘rebels’ have been winning the war despite the success of the government forces from Tripoli to Benghazi and Brega in the east. (See Libya and Obama’s Defense of the ‘Rebel Uprising’ and scroll to the photo essay below the article)

“NATO airstrikes have been aiding Libyan rebels who have seized large chunks of Libyan territory on several fronts, including much of the nation’s eastern coastal zone. Kadafi retains control of much of western Libya, including Tripoli.” For over a decade, the same corporate media has been telling us that the same invaders and occupiers have been winning the wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq – just as they did while they were losing the Vietnam war, for those old enough to remember. The purpose of this propaganda is transparent: People tend to support (and prolong) wars when their country appears to be winning, regardless of the morality or legality of those wars.

Defending the killers: Meanwhile, the corporate media places great emphasis on 6 claims by NATO propagandists:

  • “NATO has said its airstrikes focus on command-and-control centers that the Tripoli government uses in its attempt to suppress rebels fighting to end four decades of Kadafi rule.
  • “Obama administration officials signaled they would be stepping up attacks on facilities known to be used by Kadafi and members of his inner circle.
  • “NATO officials firmly denied that they were trying to hit Kadafi specifically in the attack
  • “The Canadian commander of the NATO operation in Libya said the alliance had attacked “a known command-and-control building” in Libya.
  • “NATO ‘plans and conducts its strikes with great deliberation to minimize the risk to innocent people,’ Lt. Gen. Charles Bouchard said.
  • “A senior NATO officer flatly denied that the strike was an attempt to kill Kadafi or members of his family. ‘We have never targeted individuals. It’s not in our mandate,’ he said. ‘We hit a building known to be a command-and-control facility involved in coordinating attacks on civilians’.”

The victims: Qadaffi’s son and grandchildren are now added to the list of the many Libyans and sub-Saharan Africans killed by the US-European invasion. But regarding this corporate media report: That a father would create a false story about the deaths of his own son and grandchildren for any reason is unbelievable by anyone with a conscience. Col. Qadaffi’s youngest son, a student in Germany had a name, Seif al Arab Kadafi and his grandchildren had names. Does the LAT think they will reappear in the future? Or when their deaths are confirmed,perhaps the capitalist media will claim that their father and grandfather killed them himself to create sympathy.

The fools: The psychopaths who engineer and execute this war are fools. They are fools to think that by raw, brute force they can subdue and destroy the human spirit. They are fools to think they will be able to kill any and all in the world who raise the spector of threat against their evil designs. They are fools to believe that we will believe the lies put out by their ‘sophisticated’ media.

The outrage: The deeds of empire only serve to galvanize the bitterness and hatred against them, not only among Libyans but also among all Arab peoples and all people who love life … who love family … and children … the world over. The slaughters of innocents are not acts of confident men in control of their empire. The attacks and killings in Libya are acts of men who see power and control slipping from their hands in the awakening and rising up of the people in Africa and the Middle East.

Viva
Qadaffi!

– Les Blough, Editor
Axis of
Logic

NATO strike kills Kadafi son, Libyan official says
By Patrick J. McDonnell and David S. Cloud,
Los Angeles Times

Killed were Seif al Arab Kadafi, 29, and three of Moammar Kadafi’s grandchildren, a government spokesman says. He also says the Libyan leader and his wife were in the residence at the time but survived.

In this photo from a tour organized by the Libyan government, officials inspect the site of a NATO missile strike that
a Libyan spokesman says killed Moammar Kadafi’s youngest son and three of Kadafi’s grandchildren. (Associated Press / April 30, 2011)

May 1, 2011

Reporting from Benghazi, Libya, and Washington— A NATO airstrike that the Libyan government says narrowly missed Moammar Kadafi but killed one of his sons and three grandchildren has raised anew the specter of whether the Western alliance is trying to assassinate the Libyan leader.

NATO has said its airstrikes focus on command-and-control centers that the Tripoli government uses in its attempt to suppress rebels fighting to end four decades of Kadafi rule. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s mission is to protect civilians that have come under assault during the fighting.

Saturday’s strike in the Libyan capital occurred only days after NATO and Obama administration officials signaled they would be stepping up attacks on facilities known to be used by Kadafi and members of his inner circle to coordinate their attacks. It also comes shortly after the United States began flying armed Predator drones over Libya.

NATO officials firmly denied that they were trying to hit Kadafi specifically in the attack, which Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said killed Kadafi’s sixth son, Seif al Arab Kadafi, and three grandchildren.

Kadafi and his wife were in the residence at the time of the strike but both survived the bombing, Ibrahim said on state television.

“The leader himself is in good health,” Ibrahim said. “He was not harmed. The wife is also in good health.”

The dead son identified by Ibrahim was among the least known of Kadafi’s eight children — seven sons and a daughter. He did not maintain the high profile of some of Kadafi’s other offspring, especially his elder brothers Saadi and Seif Islam. He was described on state television as a student in Germany.

“Western-nation crusader aggression against the Libyan nation continued and proved again that it has no moral foundation, no legal foundation and no political foundation,” Ibrahim told his television audience. “The leader with his wife was there in the house, with other friends and relatives.”

In a statement, the Canadian commander of the NATO operation in Libya said the alliance had attacked “a known command-and-control building” in Libya.

NATO “plans and conducts its strikes with great deliberation to minimize the risk to innocent people,” Lt. Gen. Charles Bouchard said.

A senior NATO officer flatly denied that the strike was an attempt to kill Kadafi or members of his family.

“We have never targeted individuals. It’s not in our mandate,” he said. “We hit a building known to be a command-and-control facility involved in coordinating attacks on civilians.”

There also appeared to be conflicting versions as to the exact location of the strike.

NATO officials said a compound in an area of Tripoli called Bab Azizia, which has been bombed previously, was the target. Libyan officials, meanwhile, took journalists to a destroyed house in a different, wealthy residential area of Tripoli, Reuters news agency reported. At least three missiles hit that house.

State television showed scenes of heavy damage to a structure. Webs of reinforcing metal were seen hanging inside the damaged building, poking through chunks of concrete.

Journalists and others were seen walking through the rubble and, at one point, handling what appeared to be a missile half-covered in dust and debris.

NATO airstrikes have been aiding Libyan rebels who have seized large chunks of Libyan territory on several fronts, including much of the nation’s eastern coastal zone. Kadafi retains control of much of western Libya, including Tripoli.

Although NATO and U.S. officials rebuff suggestions that there is any effort to assassinate Kadafi, the Libyan government’s assertion that he was in the targeted house could feed speculation that NATO may have had information about the leader’s whereabouts.

The NATO officer would not discuss the intelligence that led to the attack or whether the alliance knew Kadafi was in the building when it was attacked.

Source: The Los Angeles Times

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Killing Gaddafi’s Grandbabies

When the U.S. and Europeans needed a way to get on the “right” side of the Arab Awakening – and thereby crush it – they chose to re-demonize Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi as the evil from which the Euro-Americans would rescue North Africa. “Gaddafi was perfect, having long existed in cartoon form for western consumption.” Killing Gaddafi’s son and three grandchildren was no crime, since “in American eyes they are no more than satanic versions of Daffy Duck’s cartoon nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie.”

Glen Ford

These modern Crusaders require ritual bloodletting before expropriating the lands and goods of their victims.”

The ceremonial slaughter of Moammar Gaddafi and his family lurches forward like some savage white cult ritual. Death to the demon and his seed! shout the priests, banshees and ice-smile oracles of the U.S. corporate media. The American (or “western”) manifest mission must be sanctified in the blood of caricatures. Like the Christ-crazed hordes that surged out of Europe’s far western dankness to annihilate whole cities of strangers – including tens of thousands of fellow Christians that did not speak, eat or smell as the French and English did – these modern Crusaders require ritual bloodletting before expropriating the lands and goods of their victims.

When the Arab world awoke at the beginning of the year, the highly paid presenters and rapid-vapid quippers of CNN and competing reality-creation companies were caught pitifully mission-less. Absent direction from the official scenario-producers at the White House and the State Department, there could be no coherent newsreader script, no simple theme for quipping. But direction would not be forthcoming from the Obama administration until a way could be found to put the U.S. on the “right” side of the Arab Awakening.

Where was the consummate Arab evil?”

In the first days of the Egyptian rebellion, CNN and its ilk were largely on their own and visibly confused – reflecting the confusion and desperation in Washington. Then, after the White House, having no other choice, pretended to empathize with the young demonstrators at Tahrir Square, the corporate media commenced its love affair with the “new” Arab. But where was the consummate Arab evil, in the battle against which the corporate media could fulfill its role as chronicler of America’s glorious, civilizing saga in the world? Who is the caricature, to be ritually tormented and slain?

Moammar Gaddafi became the foil for the Euro-American military response to the Arab Awakening. Instantaneously, CNN got its mission back. Gaddafi was perfect, having long existed in cartoon form for western consumption. With Gaddafi’s gradual accommodation with the West, in the early 2000s, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein became the Great Cartoon Satan, even appearing as the Devil in Comedy Central’s South Park cartoon show. Gaddafi, the vintage cartoon, inevitably became conflated with Saddam (all Arab strongman cartoons look alike).

A general on CNN’s retainer repeatedly named the long dead Saddam as the ghoul to be obliterated by righteous American firepower. More than once, the general apologized to the audience, but he needn’t have since, to the mass of CNN’s viewers, Gaddafi has no more claim to his own life, history and death than did Saddam Hussein. The are both little voodoo dolls to be stuck with needles and burned and torn to pieces, along with their children.

Vaunted American “compassion” does not extend to the grandbabies of evil Arab cartoon-men.”

Americans, who consume packaged lies like hot dogs, and then revere these items of consumption as sacred culture (as “American” as hot dogs), have been ready to kill Gaddafi’s sons ever since Saddam’s sons Uday and Qusay were gunned down in 2003. In American eyes, these Arab strongmen’s sons are no more than satanic versions of Daffy Duck’s cartoon nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie. In Gaddafi’s case, two of his sons were named Saif. If Col. Gaddafi didn’t distinguish sufficiently between them, why should NATO bombers? As it turned out, the Saif that died along with three of Gaddafi’s grandchildren, Saif al-Arab, the youngest of the brothers, was also the least political. The grandkids, ages 6 months to two years, were, of course, totally apolitical and, presumably, quite cute. But vaunted American “compassion” does not extend to the grandbabies of evil Arab cartoon-men. CNN and other U.S. corporate outlets, all of which have reporters in Tripoli, chose to quote rebel leaders in Benghazi who cast doubt on whether the children of Gaddifi sons Mohammed and Hannibal and daughter Aisha were really dead. The rebels advised that it was likely a trick, and U.S. corporate media treated the vile slander as simply another competing factoid. The killer couple in the White House offered no condolences or apologies, presumably on the assumption that the elder Gaddafi had invited his family to his residence to act as human shields, and was therefore responsible for their deaths.

It would not occur to most Americans that Gaddafi and his family were entitled to feel safe under international law and American law, which bar assassinations of heads of state, and that United Nations resolution 1973 does not authorize NATO to hunt down the Libyan leader or kill those around him. But he’s only a cartoon, and cartoons have no rights. Neither do the countries these cartoons come from, as every American knows.

BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com


Before the breaking news of Bin Laden’s death, U.S.-led NATO forces attacked Colonel Gaddafi’s compound. The Libyan leader escaped harm, but his son and three grandchildren were reportedly killed in the air strikes. However, despite NATO claims they bombed a military target, some say it was an attempt to get rid of Gaddafi.

Kadhafi wife slams NATO strike she says killed son
(AFP) – 6 hours ago

WASHINGTON — Moamer Kadhafi’s wife, Sofia, on Friday slammed the airstrikes that killed her son and accused NATO forces of “committing war crimes” with its strikes against the Libya regime.

“I was not there. But I wished that I was so I may die with him,” Sofia Kadhafi told CNN in a telephone interview, describing the death of her son Seif al-Arab from a NATO air strike.

“My son never missed an evening prayer. We had strikes every day, and the strikes would start at evening prayer. Four rockets on one house!” she said in the rare interview.

International forces, which have been attacking Kadhafi forces under the terms of a UN resolution to protect civilians, “are looking for excuses to target Moamer. What has he done to deserve this?” asked Sofia.

Asked whether she thinks she had been personally targeted, she replied: “My children are civilians and they have been targeted. What do they have to do with this?”

NATO, she said, is “committing war crimes” in the north Africa country.

“They killed my son and the Libyan people. They are defaming our reputation, she said.

“Forty countries are against us. Life has no value anymore,” she lamented, in the wake of her son’s death.

“What would I want with life now? All I want out of life now is that the truth be heard. By the will of God, we will be victorious. We will live or die alongside the Libyan people. In the end, history will judge us.”

Doubts have been raised in recent days of the veracity of reports on Seif al-Arab, Kadhafi’s youngest son, being dead.

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Wednesday pointed out that the international coalition had no information on his demise, and said the report from a Libyan government spokesman was “propaganda.”

The Libyan regime claimed on May 1 that a NATO raid killed Kadhafi’s youngest son and three grandchildren but that the strongman escaped unhurt in what it called a deliberate assassination attempt.

NATO said at the time that it had staged air strikes in Tripoli but did not confirm the regime claims.

Copyright © 2011 AFP.

Muammar Gaddafi’s wife slams NATO strike she says killed her son

Before the breaking news of Bin Laden’s death, U.S.-led NATO forces attacked Colonel Gaddafi’s compound. The Libyan leader escaped harm, but his son and three grandchildren were reportedly killed in the air strikes. However, despite NATO claims they bombed a military target, some say it was an attempt to get rid of Gaddafi.

WASHINGTON — Moamer Kadhafi’s wife, Sofia, on Friday slammed the airstrikes that killed her son and accused NATO forces of “committing war crimes” with its strikes against the Libya regime.

“I was not there. But I wished that I was so I may die with him,” Sofia Kadhafi told CNN in a telephone interview, describing the death of her son Seif al-Arab from a NATO air strike.

“My son never missed an evening prayer. We had strikes every day, and the strikes would start at evening prayer. Four rockets on one house!” she said in the rare interview.

International forces, which have been attacking Kadhafi forces under the terms of a UN resolution to protect civilians, “are looking for excuses to target Moamer. What has he done to deserve this?” asked Sofia.

Asked whether she thinks she had been personally targeted, she replied: “My children are civilians and they have been targeted. What do they have to do with this?”

NATO, she said, is “committing war crimes” in the north Africa country.

“They killed my son and the Libyan people. They are defaming our reputation, she said.

“Forty countries are against us. Life has no value anymore,” she lamented, in the wake of her son’s death.

“What would I want with life now? All I want out of life now is that the truth be heard. By the will of God, we will be victorious. We will live or die alongside the Libyan people. In the end, history will judge us.”

Doubts have been raised in recent days of the veracity of reports on Seif al-Arab, Kadhafi’s youngest son, being dead.

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Wednesday pointed out that the international coalition had no information on his demise, and said the report from a Libyan government spokesman was “propaganda.”

The Libyan regime claimed on May 1 that a NATO raid killed Kadhafi’s youngest son and three grandchildren but that the strongman escaped unhurt in what it called a deliberate assassination attempt.

NATO said at the time that it had staged air strikes in Tripoli but did not confirm the regime claims.

Copyright © 2011 AFP

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