Monday, July 25, 2011

Another war crime:

NATO Bombs Libyan Water System

By Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

July 23, 2011
Libya / Brega: NATO bombed "Great Man Made River" factory, war crimes


NATO war crime: Libya water supply

A NATO terrorist attack has hit a water pipes factory in al-Brega, murdering six guards, this being the factory which makes pipes for the great man-made irrigation system across the desert which brings water to seventy per cent of Libyan homes, according to sources in Libya. The factory was hit after the water supply network was destroyed on Friday.

July 22 2011. A date for humanity to remember. NATO hit the Libyan water supply pipeline. It will take months to repair. Then on Saturday they hit the pipeline factory producing pipes to repair it.

Since when is a water pipes factory in al-Brega a legitimate target to impose a no-fly zone to protect civilians? Since when is the water supply pipeline itself a legitimate target?

NATO has committed another war crime, targeting a civilian water supply network which brings water to 70% of Libya's population, according to Pravda.Ru sources in Libya.

The general manager of the Man Made River Corporation which controls the pipeline reports it was hit in a NATO strike on Friday.

In another clear violation of the law, a consignment from Italy of 19 000 AK-47's was caught in Ajdabiyah by the Libyan authorities, according to Libyan military sources.

The international community has two choices: to turn a blind eye like cowards and allow NATO to murder Libyan children, murder Libyan civilians and support terrorists with their strikes - we have received information that white phosphorous is being used against Libyan government positions now that NATO is getting desperate - remember Napalm anyone??

The second option is for the international community to use the proper channels to bring pressure on NATO itself and on the politicians in its member states to stop this murderous atrocity, this outrage against civilization and international law, now.

You vote for this campaign? Then you are a child murderer, or sympathise with child murderers. Cameron, Obama and Sarkozy have the blood of hundreds of innocent people on their hands.

If NATO's contribution to protecting civilians is bombing their water supply then the international community will respond to this heinous war crime, whether or not the politicians do.

Will anyone please do something about this horrendous war crime? Or will we all sit back while NATO destroys water supply lines, a civilian structure? Is this protecting civilians or is this an act of revenge because NATO is losing?

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey


:: Article nr. 79861 sent on 24-jul-2011 03:01 ECT

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Anonymous said...

Since the war's onset, I have repeatedly emailed Obama, the senate, the house representatives, UN Security Council, NATO, the U.S. media, fellow American protesters!

NATO's actions aren't that popular, however, decision makers are getting away with supporting the bombing and claiming that they will withhold payment of survival money (Social Security) because they have to! Now, just how unreal is that!!!

Rituparno Ghosh said...

Good read!

Anonymous said...

Americans - you can remove your consent by withdrawing your voter registration. When they ask why, tell them you are "leaving the country".