Friday, April 1, 2011


US-NATO bombings kill civilians in Tripoli

On 1 April 2011, at WSWS, Bill Van Auken reports:

1. According to the Vatican’s man in Libya, Bishop Martinelli, US-NATO air strikes are killing a growing numbers of civilians.

According to the Vatican representative,"Of particular concern, in the district of Buslim, a building collapsed because of the bombing killing 40 people...

"Yesterday I reported that the bombing had affected some hospitals...I can now confirm that one of these hospitals is in Misda."

The Euronews television channel reported on damage to the hospital and nearby homes.

Bishop Martinelli cited an incident in which an air strike affected a civilian neighborhood.

Martrinelli told the Fides news agency, "they are hitting ... targets which are in the midst of civilian neighborhoods."

2. The Associated Press interviewed the family of an 18-month-old toddler, Sirajuddin al-Sweisi, who was killed when US-NATO planes attacked the village of Khorum.

The boy’s mother said that their house was hit at about six in the morning. She found her son with a piece of hot metal embedded into the side of his face.

"His blood was streaming down my arm," she said weeping. "He was crying out, ‘Mama, Mama’, reaching out with his hand to me."


The Somalialand Press reports that black Africans in Libya are being kidnapped, raped, and murdered by U.S. backed rebels.

Onwuchekwa Jemie– a Nigerian journalist– claims the number of black Africans slaughtered to be in the thousands.

The Financial Times mentioned one black African who was threatened by rebel sympathizers who told him he would be murdered once Gaddafi is overthrown and the rebels take complete control over the country

Many thanks to BRIAN for the links.

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