Saturday, September 17, 2011

Civilian deaths in Libya: who’s killing who? — RT

Civilian deaths in Libya: who’s killing who? — RT:

... In Libya, where NATO-backed NTC forces are attempting to wipe out the last remaining pro-Gaddafi strongholds, civilians are still being killed but normally-vocal countries backing a UN resolution to protect them have gone strangely quiet.

British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy paid a visit this week to survey their handiwork. The first heads of state to visit Tripoli since the city fell to rebel forces say their countries’ work in spearheading the NATO intervention is not yet done.

“We must keep on with the NATO mission until civilians are all protected and until this work is finished,”

David Cameron told a joint news conference in Tripoli.

He is right: civilians are still being killed. But now that Gaddafi is virtually powerless, the people increasingly doing the killing are National Transitional Council forces, together with NATO, as they attack Bani Walid and other Gaddafi strongholds...