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Focus: Libya - Mar 14, 2017

Eastern Libyan army says they have retaken oil ports, counterattack included ground, air and naval forces - Reuters

VIDEO: Pro-Haftar forces launch offensive to retake Libya oil terminals - YouTube

VIDEO: LNA fighter in Ras Lanuf showing SDB / allies vehicles and GRAD missiles destroyed during the offensive of today - Tom Feneux on Twitter

Eastern Libya oil corporation cancels unity agreement with Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation - The Libya Observer

Joint statement on Libya by France, Italy, UK and US: Oil must remain under the exclusive control of the National Oil Corporation - France-Diplomatie

Libya crude oil output falls 13% over the last 2 weeks, after field and port closings - Bloomberg

2 Experts: After Libya port battle, oil below $45? -

Tribal gathering in Benghazi affirms support for Haftar -

Libya's eastern parliament quits UN peace deal with Tripoli - AP

Eastern Libya head Saleh: UN-backed Government of National Accord head Al-Sarraj 'just a Libyan citizen and not a side in the dialogue' - Libya Prospect

Libya's eastern parliament calls for elections next year - The Tribune

30 HoR members meeting in Tripoli announce continued support for the UN-backed Libyan Political Agreement -

Tripoli State Council chairman Abdulrahman Sewehli thanks Qatari emir for his support -

Violent clashes erupt in Tripoli leaving several casualties - The Libya Observer

West Tripoli clashes force evacuation of central business area -

Here is what we know about Tripoli tension - The Libya Observer



Russia appears to deploy forces in Egypt, eyes on Libya role - sources - Reuters

Lavrov says he has heard nothing about presence of Russian troops in Egypt - TASS

Libya's eastern parliament speaker says Russia offered aid - ABC News

Eastern Libya government ready to implement arms contracts with Russia reached under Gaddafi - Sputnik

Hafter envoy Badri again in Moscow -

Russian private security firm RSB had armed men in east Libya - Reuters

Russia's RSB-group demined plant in Libya on country's official request: CEO - Sputnik

AFRICOM commander very concerned over Russian meddling in Libya -

Libya: Why the EU is looking to Russia -

Eastern Libya premier in Egypt to seek support for Dignity Operation - The Libya Observer

Egypt condemned Al-Qaeda attacks against oil facilities in Libya  - Daily News Egypt

Egypt scrambled to save Libya's Haftar over lost oil-fields -

'Egypt seizes weapons headed to Gaza from Libya' - Jerusalem Post

'Egypt intercepts Libyan surface-to-air missiles in Sinai' - Jerusalem Post

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Focus: Libya - Jan 17, 2017

Russia turns to Libya with show of support for eastern commander Haftar - Reuters

Russians will arm Libyan general Haftar in challenge to West, according to his aides - The Times & The Sunday Times

Libyan army commander Haftar signs $2 billion arms deal with Russia despite UN sanctions, according to Libya Express -

RAI TV reports that Haftar signed an agreement whereby Russia would build two military bases near Tobruk and Benghazi - Al Jazeera

Moscow is preparing to send military experts to train forces loyal to Haftar, according to Radio France International  -

VIDEO: Libyan Commander Haftar visits Russian aircraft carrier for anti-terrorism briefing - YouTube

Russia, Egypt pushing for Haftar-Sarraj Libya meeting in Cairo -

Beida (Tobruk) government accuses Italy of violating Libyan sovereignty, 'An Italian military vessel loaded with soldiers and ammunition has entered Libyan territorial waters' -

LNA rejects Italian offer of humanitarian aid for east until it removes all the troops from Libya -

British Ambassador to Libya arrives in Tobruk to meet HoR Speaker - Libyan Express

Algeria continues Libya peace efforts with visit of pro-LNA HoR group -

In interview UN envoy Kobler highlights 2017 decisive for Lybian stability -

Head of UN Special Mission to Libya Kobler meets Egypt's army chief of staff for the 2nd. time in a month - Middle East Observer

'Meeting with Kobler, a waste of time’: Haftar - The North Africa Post

Obama gives Trump renewed Libya emergency powers -

TSG IntelBrief: The Trump administration and the prospects for Libya - The Soufan Group

Libya turns into an arena for conflict between Russia and the West - Middle East Monitor




Libya forces loyal to Haftar retake Benghazi district from jihadists - AFP

Libyan National Army faces snipers and IEDs as its squeezes Ganfouda enclave -

New LNA air strikes on Derna Islamists after Hafter appoints another new head of operations -

PHOTOS: Images show the Libyan National Army's fight against jihadists - Daily Mail Online

Erik Prince’s mercenaries bomb Libya flying aircrafts of UAE who supports the Tobruk government -

Nephew of Muslim Brotherhood’s Ali Salabi killed in Benghazi fighting against the Libyan National Army -

Areas of western Tripoli blocked for the third day as a local militia continues to try to force the release of their commander -

Armed groups rival of Libya's UN-backed government tries to seize ministry buildings in Tripoli - Reuters

Libya oil output rebounds to about 700,000 barrels a day with power returning at fields - Bloomberg

Libya ramps up oil production, threatening OPEC plans - WSJ

NOC to sue Petroleum Facilities Guards for blocking key Al-Zawiya gas pipeline, Al-Feel oilfield at Attorney General's office - The Libya Observer

Eastern NOC claims oil deals with Russia, China independently of the Tripoli-based organisation - Libya Business News

Amid tensions PC/GNA demands Central Bank of Libya to release agreed 2017 first quarter budget -

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Focus: Libya - Dec 5, 2016

IS loses Libya bastion Sirte in major blow to jihadists, almost seven months of fighting have left nearly 700 GNA fighters dead and 3,000 wounded -

US forces conduct 22 airstrikes against Daesh near Libya’s Sirte - Sputnik

With fall of Sirte IS down but not out in Libya, the group is likely to maintain a clandestine presence - Daily Mail Online

As fall of Sirte nears, female suicide bombers attack - US News

Abused, pregnant and behind bars: Women raped by IS are being held as suspects by forces of UN-backed government - Middle East Eye

Libyan forces capture 32 IS militants as they comb through last holdout in Sirte - Libyan Express

Last week Libya’s Tripoli saw worst militias clashes in 2 years - Inquirer News

Brigades from Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos operation denounce murder and kidnap in Tripoli - The Libya Observer

Tripoli clashes halted after clashing armed groups reached ceasefire - The Libya Observer

Op-Ed: Mediation stops Tripoli militia clashes only temporarily -

UN envoy Martin Kobler: Extremely alarmed by fighting in Tripoli, calls for calm - Libya - ReliefWeb

US urges armed groups to cease fighting in Libyan capital immediately - Sputnik




Official: Haftar’s Libyan Army declares state of emergency, government institutions except for the house of representatives will suspend activities - Sputnik

Al-Gotrani proposes transitional government led by Haftar, Presidential Council shuns commenting - The Libya Observer

International community must be in contact with Beida (Tobruk) government if Libya’s problems are to be solved says its foreign minister Mohamed Dayri -

Haftar's Libyan National Army forces threaten to bomb Canadian ship delivering aid to Islamist held area -

UN envoy Martin Kobler departs Tobruk after being prevented from going into city by protesters - The Libya Observer

Libya outgoing ambassador Dabbashi bows out of UN with bitter attack on UNSMIL chief Martin Kobler -

Interview with UN envoy Kobler on Libya -

Kerry and Gentiloni confirm working with regional states that have influence on the two main sides in Lybia: Egypt, the UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia -

Chairs the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: 'the status quo in Libya is unsustainable’ - Sunshine State News

Moscow wants Hafter involved in political process but will not give him arms, says it has political and economic interests in Libya 'but not military interests' -

Will Egypt intervene in Libya? - Libya Prospect

A shift on policy towards Libya? On abandoning efforts to create a Libyan unity government and instead lending support to the Libyan National Army of Khalifa Haftar -

Libya sticks to plans to boost output by 50 per cent after OPEC deal - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Libyan oil has to be depoliticized and demilitarized: NOC chairman Sanalla -

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The choice this year is easy: Why No Leftist, Progressive or Liberal Should Vote for Hillary Clinton

By Dave Lindorff


            With one week to go in this year’s presidential election -- an astonishing and depressing contest in which the two least-liked and least-trusted candidates in history are the two choices put up by our two main political parties -- it’s time to look at why left and liberal people should not vote for the Democratic Party’s nominee, Hillary Clinton.

We got 8 years of change, but not much hope: President Barack Obama’s Crappy Legacy

By Dave Lindorff


Barack Obama came into the White House on a wave of passionate new voters, many of them black or young and white, becoming the nation's first black president and promising a new era of "hope and change."

Focus: Libya News - Sept 14, 2016

Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army seize forth oil port Brega in Libya - Al Jazeera

VIDEO: Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army seize oil port Brega in Libya - Al Jazeera

LNA spokesman: Captured ports handed over to Libya National Oil Company, Haftar's forces would continue to guard the ports - AFP

Libya oil company chief says to 'begin work immediately to restart exports' from seized ports - Reuters

Libyan National Oil Company's positive statement on port seizures -

Libya UN-backed government rules out military response to captured oil ports, calls for urgent talks with Eastern rivals - The National

UN-backed Presidency Council divided on Libyan National Army's takeover of oil terminals as Hafter and HoR president call for exports to resume -

U.S., Europe condemn Gen. Haftar’s for seizing Libyan oil terminals - World Tribune

Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States -

Italian FM: Oil ports attack destabilizing the country, conducted by Sudanese and Chadian rebels loyal to Haftar - The Libya Observer

Libyans to hold mass demonstrations in support of Libyan National Army, reject foreign intervention -

Kobler tells UN Security Council Hafter has a role, but bats away a reporter’s question about what might be done to persuade Hafter to start talking to the Presidency Council -

Libyan economy faces possible collapse, Kobler warns - VOA

Libya is now a major drug trafficking juncture to Europe, after the 2011 NATO intervention - The Daily Caller

Report: 82 per cent of migrants in Italy complain of violence at camps -



British lawmakers condemn 2011 intervention in Libya, say based on poor intelligence and leading to the rise of the Islamic State - New York Times

Libyan intervention based on erroneous assumptions; David Cameron ultimately responsible - UK Parliament

Full Report: Libya: Examination of intervention and collapse and the UK's future policy options - House of Commons, Foreign Affairs Committee

David Cameron saw doubts over Libya as unhelpful, says ex-Forces chief - London Evening Standard

David Cameron must be summoned to Parliament to explain his decision to invade Libya, says Tory MP -

Cameron's resignation as MP comes two days before DAMNING Libya report - Daily Express

David Cameron's warmongering in Libya resulted in catastrophe but only 15 MPs opposed it at the time, among them Jeremy Corbyn - anotherangryvoice

ARCHIVE: Hillary's huge Libya disaster, she strongly advocated and succeeded in convincing the administration to intervene militarily - The National Interest

ARCHIVE: Secret tapes reveal Pentagon officials distrusted Hillary Clinton on Libya, opened their own diplomatic channels with the Gadhafi regime to halt the escalating crisis - Washington Times

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Libya News - Sept 12, 2016


In a blow to the UN-backed Libyan government, forces loyal to eastern commander Haftar tighten their control over four major oil ports - Reuters

Capture of oil facilities resets power equations between the two Libya rival governments - The National

Haftar, the strongman who seems himself as Libya's saviour - AFP

VIDEO: Haftar's oil blitz could fatally undermine UN-backed Libyan government - YouTube

VIDEO (Arabic): Field Marshal Haftar of Libyan National Army announces a successful campaign 2free key coastal cities - Egypt Built on Twitter

ARCHIVE: Former CIA asset Haftar has become a U.S. headache in Libya - The Washington Post

ARCHIVE: La Stampa: Rift between Haftar and France pushes him to enlist Russia's aid - The Libya Observer

Seizure of oil terminals sparks call for military action, UN-backed Libya government GNA calls on forces to protect ports against ‘flagrant aggression’ by rival administration - The Guardian

Statement (Arabic) of UN-backed Libya government GNA on the Haftar forces attacking oil ports of Es Sider, Ras Lanuf, Brega & Zueitina - SaadAbedine on Twitter 

UN-backed Libyan governement’s plans to restore oil production suffer a significant setback - Bloomberg


Kobler: I call for immediate cessation of hostilities in oil crescent, respect for Libyan political agreement and recognizing Presidency Council / GNA as the sole executive authority in Libya - UNSMIL

EU statement: Libya's energy infrastructures must remain under the sole control of the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) as the sole legitimate government - EU

Turkey condemns Haftar forces attack on Libya oil fields - Daily Sabah

MAP: Libya oil and gas infrastructure - IFI Advisory on Twitter



‘Fighting to die’: Fresh IS attacks delay liberation of Sirte - Middle East Eye

Sirte battle pauses as IS feared in rear areas -

19 U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA against Daesh: Sept. 9 to 11 - United States Africa Command

US carried out more than 140 strikes on IS in Libya in six weeks -

ARCHIVE: Libya hospital overwhelmed by wounded in anti-IS fight - Daily Mail Online

Italy to open hospital, deploy 200 soldiers and 100 doctors and nurses to Libya: source - Reuters


Weekend migrant rescue tally off Libya at 3,400, Italy is sheltering growing numbers of would-be refugees as its European neighbors to the north move to tighten their borders - The Japan Times

Clashes in Tripoli between Tripoli Revolutionaries’ Brigade and Misratan forces -

ARCHIVE: Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade seized General Intelligence Department HQs after clashes in Tripoli - The Libya Observer

Libya in world top ten for graft -



Former Deputy Chief of Mission for Libya Gregory Hicks op-ed: What the Benghazi attack taught me about Hillary Clinton - Nwo Report

VIDEO: Interview with Gregory Hicks on the Benghazi attack - Fox News

Pompeo: 'Scores and scores' of Benghazi documents not yet seen -

After Clinton fails to respond to lawsuit, parents of Benghazi victims want judgment against her - LawNewz


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Libya News - Aug 12, 2016

Libya’s oil production drops to 207k barrels a day, National Oil Company chairman says lost revenues now amount to $100bn - Libya Business Info

VIDEO: Political infighting and ISIS attacks have dented Libya’s oil industry, Interview with Libyan oil chief on $100bn loss - FT Markets

Libya needs big spend to boost vital oil revenue, $1 bln needed to repair energy infrastructure: NOC boss - CNBC

GNA unity government’s refusal to transfer funds pledged to state firm is stalling oil-output recovery, says NOC chief - Petroleum Economist

Libya National Oil Company’s chairman fears rival factions are poised for a major new war for control of central oilfields - Petroleum Economist

UN has set dangerous precedent by seeking a deal with one of the militias blocking Libya’s oil ports, says Libya's oil boss - The Guardian

Libya’s National Oil Corporation pleads with pro-Tobruk Haftar’s forces to refrain from attacking oil port - Libya Business Info

Libya Pro-Tobruk army says will stay outside disputed Zueitina port, currently held by pro-Tripoli guards - Chris Stephen on Twitter


Benghazi Saraya attacks Libyan National Army at Naga oilfield - Libya Business Info

VIDEO: Libya's biggest oil port could reopen within a month - Bloomberg

'Fair’ and agreed revenue sharing formula of the Libyan oil wealth, since oil money lies at the heart of the crisis - Natural Resource Governance Institute



Support for Libyan unity government (GNA) 'crumbling': U.N. envoy - Reuters

Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) is missing its last initial - The Media Line

Mahmoud Jibril: Unity Govt (GNA) is weak & doomed to fail, militia leaders looking for a way out - Alwasat on Twitter

US Libya envoy says US supports only UN-backed (GNA) govt. forces - Chris Stephen on Twitter

Italy FM Gentiloni: 'We will soon reopen our embassy in Tripoli. And we will help [GNA] Serraj... Egypt make it harder to achieve reconciliation among local factions’ - Corriere della Sera

Egypt hosts UAE-sponsored meetings with general Haftar, GNA’s Sirraj and and HoR’s Saleh - The Libya Observer

Libyan Special Forces free Egyptians from an armed group who had kidnapped them -

One of two rival chairmen of Libya sovereign fund quits - Reuters

Fannush: House of Representatives Cyrenaica members are advocating separation - The Libya Observer

Mayor and council of Benghazi replaced by Libyan military colonel -

Hafter appoints southern security committee -

Tawerghans demonstrate in Tripoli and Benghazi on 5th anniversary of exile -


Libyan GNA forces in fresh clashes with Islamic State in Sirte - Daily Mail Online

Libyan official: ‘70 percent’ of last IS bastion liberated - The Washington Post

DoD Officials: GNA forces have reduced territory under ISIL control by about a third over the last week - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

MAP: ISIS-held areas in Sirte - The Libya Observer on Twitter

Total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning since Aug 1: 41 - United States Africa Command

Italy reportedly sends special forces to Libya under secret services rather than under military control -

Number of migrants arriving in Italy rises 12 pct in July -

ISIS wrote Sirte was 'gate to Rome' on walls -

Bodies of two Libyan pilots recovered in Sirte, Fighter jet was downed while striking positions in ISIS-held coastal city - Worldbulletin News

Piling in: Divisions within divisions in Libya complicate the West’s intervention - The Economist

In Libya, growing foreign interventions pose long-term risks - IPI Global Observatory


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Libya News - Aug 10, 2016

Libyan forces capture Sirte convention center as well hospital and university complex from Islamic State - Reuters

MAP: Remnants of ISIS militants are now hiding in [Sirte] residential areas 1 and 3 and some parts in area 2 - Libya Observer on Twitter

ISIS shoots down Libyan aircraft in Sirte, pilot killed -

16 Misrata-led fighters were killed and 35 others wounded in Wednesday fighting in Sirte, field hospital has reported - Libya Observer on Twitter

Libya's Misrata pays price in fight against IS - AFP

VIDEO: Libya’s Misrata pays price in fight against IS - YouTube

U.S. Special Operations troops aiding Libyan forces in major battle against Islamic State - The Washington Post

Pentagon denies U.S. troops in direct combat role in Libya - Washington Examiner

Pentagon: Islamic State down to 350 fighters in Sirte, Libya - Stripes

We don't need foreign troops: head of Libya's Government of National Accord - Africa Review

ISIS jihadis flushed out of Sirte with help from British troops - Daily Express

Italian special forces in Libya: sources -

Key dates of the IS group in Libya - AFP

House panel finds ISIS intel was cooked, general pressured his intelligence analysts into playing down the ISIS and al Qaeda threats - The Daily Beast

2 Benghazi victims' parents sue Hillary Clinton for wrongful death - NPR

VIDEO: Mom of Benghazi victim sues Hillary: 'I am still here and I want answers!' - Fox News Insider

VIDEO: Interview with Larry Klayman, attorney on Benghazi lawsuit against Hillary - Fox News Insider



Western nations concerned by mounting conflict around Libyan oil port - Reuters

Joint statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States - GOV.UK

Libya’s oil production drops to 207k barrels a day -

Libya: Tobruk govt wants UN envoy replaced, 'not neutral' -

Libyan parliament delegation in Cairo seeking more support from Egypt to strengthen its position against the Libyan Government of National Accord - Al Bawaba

Libyan parliament rejects UN envoy's proposal to hold intra-tribal dialogue - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

France withdraws its Haftar-supporting troops from Benghazi - The Libya Observer


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Libya News: Aug 4, 2016

US bombing missions in Libya now total nine over three days -

Libya, U.S. face entrenched Islamic State: Airstrikes aim to help retake Sirte but the extremists are dug in around the country - WSJ

US-backed Libyan govt forces ‘resting’ after U.S. airstrikes with no timetable to try to take more of the Sirte city -

Libyan forces welcome Washington's involvement but remain wary of advancing for fear of ISIS mines and snipers - defenceWeb

Italy's foreign affairs undersecretary: Sirte anti-ISIS op 'still difficult on the ground' -

U.S. says Libyan forces 'spectacularly successful' fighting ISIS - Washington Examiner

In Libya, defeating ISIS one recoilless rifle at a time, a blow-by-blow accounting of airstrikes released by the U.S. Africa Command reveals the modest scope of the effort - Washington Examiner

VIDEO: U.S. releases video of precision strike against ISIS tank in Sirte, Libya -

Beyond Sirte: US mulling expanding Libya intervention against IS -

Defense industry bonanza: U.S. spends nearly $12 million daily to combat Islamic State - Breibart

Dueling Libyan governments at odds over US airstrikes, Tobruk authorities say they are illegal and conducted without any coordination with them - CNS

Statement Issued by the House of Representatives in Tobruk on US bombing in Libya (English translation at the bottom) -

Spokesman of Haftar’s forces says US airstrikes on Sirte elections’ propaganda - The Libya Observer


Will US strikes on IS deepen Libya divisions among governments and militias? - AFP

Competing militias and centres of power hinder Libya’s fight against Islamic State -

As Obama bombs ISIS in Libya, are we backing the right government? - The Fiscal Times

Expert on US airstrikes in Libya: Will the US be drawn into another quagmire? - Sputnik

Libya's bungled oil deal: The eastern Tobruk government and the western Tripoli-based GNA are pursuing separate and conflicting oil policies -

Libya’s dangerous oil deal: The UN-brokered ports deal cannot on its own increase the country’s oil output. But it may worsen the conflict - Petroleum Economist

Citi on Libyan oil deal: It’s a “headfake” -



Trump calls Clinton 'a founder of ISIS' for creating the conditions that have allowed the terrorist group to thrive - LA Times

Hillary’s with us…if you want a destabilized world (Libya edition) - Donald J Trump for President

Hillary Clinton's Benghazi scandal: Arming jihadists in Libya…and Syria - National Review

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange: Clinton lied under oath about her knowledge of Libyan arms exports to Syria - Breitbart

Leaked email shows Hillary bragged about her role in Libya -

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Misusing a quote about peace: Obama Calls for Peace and Comity at Home, But Favors Wars and Killer Drones Abroad

By Dave Lindorff


            President Barack Obama made an eloquent plea for sanity and peace following the latest deadly assault on police officers -- this time a gunman with an assault rifle shooting and killing three cops in Baton Rouge and wounding another three, one critically injured.

Focus: The Benghazi Report - June 29, 2016

Benghazi report: Troops didn't get orders to deploy until five hours after terror attack that killed four Americans - TheHill

Where was the military during Benghazi? Report shows that as the battle raged, no help ever arrived — or was ever dispatched - LifeZette

Marines responding to Benghazi held up by officials debating on weapons and uniforms, commander says -

Pentagon respond to harsh criticism that it failed to act in Benghazi, says faster response wouldn't have mattered - Washington Examiner

Pentagon officials: Anti-aircraft weapons prevented possibility of Air Force aid in Benghazi -

ARCHIVE: Squadron member stationed in Italy speaks out on stalled Benghazi response: We could have been there, we were waiting for the order which never came - Fox News

ARCHIVE: U.S. military ordered a rescue team in Tripoli not to go to Benghazi - The Weekly Standard

CIA chief in Benghazi confirmed that he told his team to wait and not to deploy yet while he tried to obtain reinforcements from local Libyan 'security forces' - Breitbart

Gowdy: CIA didn't want us talking to witness who said he had to work phone to get Gaddafi loyalists to come save them in Benghazi - Breitbart

Benghazi officer warned U.S. months before attack: 'Everybody' will die because of lack of security - Breitbart

The 7 must-read passages in the Benghazi report - POLITICO

House Select committee on Benghazi releases proposed report (Full text) - Select Committee on Benghazi

Democratic report on the events surrounding the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi (Full Text) - Democrats



Clinton claims House Benghazi report ‘found nothing,’ says time to ‘move on’ - Fox News

VIDEO: Clinton responds to Benghazi report -

Rep. Pompeo: Hillary ‘failed to lead' on Benghazi -


Addendum by Jim Jordan and Mike Pompeo to the House Select Committee report on Benghazi (Full text) - POLITICO

White House spokesman: Claim that the military was slow to respond to the Benghazi attacks 'has been thoroughly debunked’ - POLITICO

The 15 questions by Gowdy about Benghazi that Barack Obama declined to answer - Breitbart

VIDEO: State Department spokesman says the clothing issue did not affect the speed or timeliness of any possible military response - YouTube

State Department employees react in shock to Susan Rice’s Benghazi comments - Business Insider

Democratic Benghazi report shows payout to Blumenthal from pro-Clinton groups: $200,000 a year -

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Hillary's Email Bombshell: Saudi's Financed the Benghazi Attack

By Gar Smith

Bernie Sanders may have been chivalrous when he told a beleaguered Hillary Clinton, “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.” But when it comes to actually reading some of Clinton’s confidential exchanges, that’s another matter.

In December 2014, Hillary Rodham Clinton began providing the State Department with personal emails sent or received during her tenure as Secretary of State. The final batch was released on February 29, 2016. The entire collection is now posted on the State Department’s Public Reading Room and is searchable via this link.

But the collection is not complete. Clinton admits to having deleted 32,000 emails “deemed private.” Among the missing are a number of politically charged emails sent to Secretary Clinton by a trusted colleague named Sidney Blumenthal. Blumenthal’s emails were allegedly captured and copied by Marcel Lazar Lehel, an unemployed Romanian taxi driver better known as “Guccifer” and “Small Fume.” In April of this year, Lehel became an instant celebrity after he was identified as the cyber-savvy interloper who had hacked into Clinton’s official email account during her time as Secretary of State. (Lehel was recently awarded an all-expenses-paid trip from a Romanian prison to the US where he will spend his days in an American jail cell under 18-month extradition order.)

Bernie Dead Wrong: We SHOULD Care -- a Lot -- About Her Emails



Hillary Clinton’s Damning Emails




Editor Note: Before the Democrats lock in their choice for President, they might want to know if Hillary Clinton broke the law with her unsecure emails and may be indicted.

By Ray McGovern

Why I won’t be voting for Hillary in November: A Neolib Posing as a Progressive vs. a Reality TV Star Posing as a Fascist

By Dave Lindorff


            I won’t be voting for Hillary Clinton if she wins the Democratic Party nomination for president, and I won’t heed Bernie Sanders if, as he has vowed to do, he calls on his supporters to “come together” after the convention, should he lose, to support Clinton and prevent Donald Trump or another Republican from becoming president.


Libya News - Mar 10, 2016

Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing: U.S. commander in Africa says Libya is a failed state -

AFRICOM Cmdr, Gen. Rodriguez's written testimony to Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing - US AFRICOM on Twitter

Top U.S military official supports sending special operators to Libya, says they could work with the Islamist Tripoli government - TheHill

Pentagon has plan to cripple IS in Libya with air barrage - The New York Times

Satellite imagery confirms the arrival of French special operations forces to Benghazi air base which is under the control of Gen. Haftar - Stratfor

Libya military intervention may worsen situation: Italy minister - THE DAILY STAR

Arguments between US and Italy on intervention in Libya - Libya Prospect

Tunisian forces in deadly clashes with jihadists near Libyan border following attacks earlier this week - France 24

Egyptian Special Forces deployed to borders with Libya after Qaddafi: Sisi - nsnbc international

Islamic State threat rising in Morocco, analysts aay - VOA



Push for unity government stalls amid frictions between the country’s East and the West factions - Reuters

Tobruk House of Representatives again fails to vote on Libyan unity government due to lack of quorum -

Tripoli detention of presidency security team members angers UN envoy Kobler -

Libya: the unity government agreement lacks the political will and commitment from the factions who signed on to it  -

Analysts: Immediate international action against Islamic State in Libya is needed regardless of the status of peace talks on a unity government - VOA

Tobruk House of Representatives condemns prime minister-designate Serraj visit to Jakarta -

Tobruk Libyan air forces strike Islamic State held Sirte while UN unity efforts remain stalled - Tunisialive

New MiG-21s and Mi-8s for Tobruk-based Libyan National Army Air Force - AeroHisto


Tripoli-based Fatwa House Research Council calls for supporting Benghazi Islamist fighters - The Libya Observer

ISIS' weekly magazine spotlights Libya, introduces new leader -

Suspected IS fighters kill 3 guards at Libya checkpoint - ABC News

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Libya News - Mar 8, 2016

Tunisia: 45 killed as Islamist fighters launch RPG assault reportedly from Libya on border town of Ben Guerdane -

Tunisia Closes Border with Libya After Attack Kills 50 - teleSUR English

VIDEO: Tunisia’s president: "Today’s attack on the army is unprecedented, organized and was probably meant to declare a new state" - euronews

Islamic State expands in post-Qaddafi Libya -

Islamic State forging migrant army in Libya by dominating human trafficking routes - Middle East Eye

Has Islamic State acquired Qaddafi’s deadly shoulder-held missiles? -

VIDEO: Islamic State militants muster ‘military style’ attack in Tunisia - CNN

VIDEO: Live footage of the battle in Ben Guerdane, Tunisia - YouTube

VIDEO (Arabic): Islamic State message to Tunisia - YouTube

Did Islamic State chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi moved from Turkey to Libya to escape hunt operation? -

Islamic State in Libya: How Boko Haram jihadis are flocking to join holy war in North Africa -

Qaeda affiliate Ansar Dine claims four attacks in Mali - The Long War Journal

The Islamic State papers: leaked documents show how Isis is building its state - The Guardian

The Islamic State papers: behind 'death cult' image lies a methodical bureaucracy - The Guardian

Islamic State faces crude reality as oil output slumps, the well-oiled war machine is starting to creak - CNN



International Libya force led by Italy readied as dozens killed in Tunisia - The Guardian

PM Renzi: Italy won’t rush into action, move against Islamic State remains on hold as long as Libya has not formed a unified government - The Local

Italy foreign minister Gentiloni discusses Islamic State militants, migration from Libya -

VIDEO (and transcript): FM Gentiloni on Italy's role in the Mediterranean - Council on Foreign Relations

Foreign minister Lamamra: Algeria won't be involved in military intervention in Libya or elsewhere -

Sisi says Egypt won't intervene militarily in Libya - Ahram Online

Egypt, France hold joint Mediterranean military exercise amid concerns over the growing influence of IS in Libya -

Will Islamic State use Libya as a springboard to attack Egypt? - Commentary Magazine

Hillary Clinton says she supports using special forces in Libya - TIME

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton defends past intervention to overthrow Qaddafi, says she supports using special forces in Libya now - Fox News

Islamic State's setback in Libya bolsters defiant general Haftar who scored success over jihadist groups in Benghazi - Bloomberg Business

General Khalifa Haftar: man on whose shoulders ‘peace’ in Libya rests - New Delhi Times

Revolutionary Brigades gathering forms unified operations room in Tripoli, “we call on the UN to stop the war waged by rogue General Khalifa Haftar" - The Libya Observer

Libya’s militias in Tripoli take justice into their own hands - Al-Monitor

Libya's central bank causing 'civil war' by paying rival militias, says UK envoy - Telegraph

Libyan Wealth Fund control dispute reaches London court, disagreement mirrors battles between the two Libyan governments - Bloomberg Business

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Libya Intervention Part Deux Based on False Intelligence

The gears of war are spinning up once again as the US and its partners go about preparing to implement Libya Intervention Part Deux. Latest report from the Sunday Telegraph indicate the planned invasion is based on FALSE INTELLIGENCE!

Now where have we heard that before? Oh that's right, this website was originally founded as and dedicated to exposing the US's previous war criminal president's lies that led to the US invading Iraq and causing a million+ civillian casualties and costing a few trillion dollars of treasure.

So now under the current war criminal president it just makes sense to do it ALL OVER AGAIN....

more details below the fold -

Focus: The New York Times on Hillary Clinton and the Libya War - Feb 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton, ‘smart power’ and a dictator’s fall: Libya as a failed state and terrorist haven, 769 readers comments (Part 1) - New York Times

New Libya with ‘very little time left': militias fanning civil war and Islamic State rising out of chaos, 196 reader comments (Part 2) - New York Times

In their own words: the Libya tragedy, interviews with decision makers involved in the intervention about what went wrong - New York Times

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton’s legacy in Libya, as secretary of state she pressed the Obama administration to intervene militarily - New York Times

VIDEO ARCHIVE: Hillary Clinton laughing comment on Qaddafi death: we came, we saw, he died - YouTube

The New York Times accurately portrays Hillary Clinton as an unrepentant warmonger, who will call her on it? -

The New York Times' cover-up of Hillary's illegal Libyan war - Frontpage Mag

NYT is whitewashing Clinton and her war on Libya - M of A

NY Times shamelessly whitewashes Hillary’s intervention in Libya -

ARCHIVE: Hillary Clinton Libya war genocide narrative rejected by U.S. intelligence, undercutting her primary argument for using the U.S. military to remove Qaddafi from power - Washington Times

BOOK REVIEW: Daughter of empire in its heyday: Diana Johnstone dissects Hillary Clinton in ‘Queen of Chaos’ -



DNC vice chair Tulsi Gabbard resigns and endorses Sanders, blasts Clinton’s 'interventionist, regime change policies' -

VIDEO: Tulsi Gabbard on endorsing Sanders: we need a commander in chief who do not waste precious lives and money on wars - YouTube

Bill Clinton gets into heated exchange with Benghazi protesters -

VIDEO: Protesters talk Benghazi four at Bill Clinton rally for Hillary 2016 - YouTube

Robert Kagan's Premature and Wrongheaded Decision to Endorse Clinton - PJ Media

Robert Kagan op-ed: Trump is the GOP’s frankenstein monster, the only choice will be to vote for Hillary Clinton - The Washington Post

Trump's spotty memory on Libya: In a February 2011 video he called for U.S. intervention in Libya - US News

VIDEO: Donald Trump flip flop on Gaddafi & Libya 2011 - 2016 - YouTube

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DNC defection: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s Surprise Endorsement Gives Sanders a Chance to Change the Whole Primary Game

By Dave Lindorff


            Just as the media, in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s landslide win in South Carolina’s Democratic primary Saturday, are predictably writing the obituary for Bernie Sanders’ upstart and uphill campaign for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) has handed him an opportunity to jolt the American people awake.

Libya News - Feb 26, 2016

Secret's out: French special forces, along with U.S., U.K. teams, fighting Islamic State in Libya - The Japan Times

France’s ‘secret war’ against IS in Libya: Defence Minister launches an investigation alleging 'breaches of national defence' - France 24

UK Special Forces spearheading 'secret war' against IS in Libya - Mirror Online

French forces arrived in Libya to support Haftar in Benghazi, a common operations room has been set up -

Deploying land troops in Libya ‘unthinkable’ and ‘absurd': Italy Defense Minister - EUROPE ONLINE

Italy seeks to keep allies in check, tries to persuade them to limit action in Libya until a unity government is in place - Reuters

Libya’s neighbours to meet March 21 in Tunisia on ending IS crisis - Africanews

Bombing of Libya looms as neighboring states seek to seal the borders and build refugee towns - The North Africa Journal

US rules out leading coalition to stop IS in Libya - Worldbulletin News

U.S. unable to halt IS march towards Libyan oil -

Hunting Boko Haram: U.S. extends its drone war deeper into Africa with secretive base -

Libya’s warring governments launch separate assaults on IS - The National

PHOTOS: Benghazi celebrates after government forces seize control of areas once controlled by Islamic militants -

Libyan Tobruk-based parliament to move to Benghazi within week -

Libya unity government vote stalls after threats, Washington strongly condemns all attempts to obstruct the political process - AFP

UN cites torture, murder, violations and abuses in lawless Libya - United Nations

Investigation by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Libya (Short Version) - United Nations

Investigation by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Libya (Long Version) - United Nations



‘Bravo!’ In email Clinton’s friend praises her for convincing a reluctant President Obama to take military action in Libya - In These Times

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton answers a question about her support for the 2011 Libya war which toppled Qaddafi and led to five years of anarchy - CNN

ARCHIVE: Emails show Clinton’s interest in arming Libyan rebels despite prohibitions - Fox News

Assange: Vote for Hillary Clinton is ‘vote for endless, stupid war' which spreads terrorism - RT News

Gowdy: Benghazi findings likely public before summer, ‘our committee continues to break an immense amount of new ground' - Washington Examiner

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Focus: Islamic State in Libya - Jan 23, 2016

U.S. and Allies Said to Plan Military Action on ISIS in Libya - The New York Times

New Western security plans for Libya take shape as the Islamic State threat grows - The Washington Post

Here’s How U.S. Special Operations Command Views Libya - Defense One

In Libya, U.S. Courts Unreliable Allies to Counter ISIS - The New York Times

New Libyan deputy PM says doesn't want British ground troops to fight Islamic State, foreign boots could offend national pride - Telegraph

West ignoring grave threat from IS in Libya, Israeli terror experts warn - The Times of Israel

REPORT: ISIS in Libya: a Major Regional and International Threat - Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center

REPORT: Libya’s Chaos: Threat to the West - Gatestone Institute

Islamic State leader Baghdadi sends Iraqi commander to tighten grip on new Libya stronghold - Telegraph

ISIS directs jihadi recruits to 'Libya Province' in bid to establish second homeland - Washington Times

Fires still raging at major Libyan oil terminal after an attack by Islamic State - Reuters

Libya Sees Militant Attacks on Oil Storage Tanks Hurting Exports - Hellenic Shipping News

ISIS behead man for sorcery in Sirte - but he was a complimentary therapist practising acupuncture - Mirror Online

Whipped for drinking alcohol and executed for stealing: The horrific moment three men are shot dead in front of a mob by ISIS in Sirte - Daily Mail Online

Gaddafi warned Blair his ousting would 'open door' to jihadis - The Guardian

Clinton Emails on Libya Expose The Lie of 'Humanitarian Intervention' -



ISIS goes global: Over 60 attacks in 20 countries -

Jihadists Deepen Collaboration in North Africa - The New York Times

As ISIS Expands In North Africa, Morocco Faces Rising Threat Of Islamic State Terrorism - IBTimes

Daesh & Boko Haram May Form ‘Axis of Terror’ In North Africa: German Defense Minister - ElectroAkhbar

Boko Haram benefited enormously from the vacuum created following the West’s ousting of Gaddafi - Black Agenda Report

Burkina Faso attack confirms al Qaeda revival in Africa -

A list of recent Islamic extremists attacks in Africa - AP

ISIS targets North African nations in massive media blitz, A slew of propaganda videos calls for militants to attack governments -

VIDEO: New ISIS Videos Threaten Maghreb, North Africa -

ISIS video uses Oliver Reed fighting Libyans in Lion of the Desert, The video's audio claims ISIS will not stop until it has conquered Rome (VIDEO) - Daily Mail Online

REPORT: Al Qaeda and ISIS: Existential threats to the US and Europe -  American Enterprise Institute

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Focus: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi - Jan 15, 2016


13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, movie reignites ‘stand-down’ order debate while Democrats say is Hollywood fantasy - POLITICO

VIDEO: Heroes of Benghazi to Megyn Kelly: 'We Were Told to Stand Down' - Fox News Insider

Benghazi soldier says U.S. unused military assets were 'on call' the night of the attack, within range of Benghazi - Frontpage Mag

DOD Email to State Department Shows Military Offer to Rescue Benghazi Victims, It Was Ignored or Turned Down -

Text of Email Showing DOD Offered State Department “Forces that Could Move to Benghazi” Immediately, Waited for Approval – Judicial Watch

Jason Chaffetz: Serious Questions Remain About Leon Panetta, Benghazi -

VIDEO: Chaffetz blasts lack of WH leadership during Benghazi attack - Fox News

After Screening the New Movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Victims' Families Push Back Against Clinton About Video - Breitbart

ARCHIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say - Fox News

ARCHIVE: Benghazi Whistleblower Gregory Hicks: Requests for Military Backup Denied - The Daily Beast

TRANSCRIPT: Whistle-blower’ account of Sept. 11 Libya terror attack - Fox News

ARCHIVE: CIA honored Benghazi chief in secret ceremony, He is 'Bob' who reportedly gave the stand down order - The Daily Beast

ARCHIVE: A Chronology Of The Stand Down Order - Discussionist

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Worst president ever?: History Should and Probably Will Judge President Obama Harshly

By Dave Lindorff

President Barack Obama is on track to go down in history as one of the, or perhaps as the worst and most criminal presidents in US history. 

It's not terrorism if it's retaliation: Chattanooga Shooting, If Linked to ISIS, is a Legitimate Act of War

By Dave Lindorff


I'm not a fan of war or of killing of any kind, but the labeling of the deadly attack by Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez on two US military sites in Chattanooga, Tennessee as an act of terror is absurd.

40 years after Vietnam: Celebrating the End of One War, and Witnessing the Start of a New One Here at Home

By Dave Lindorff

It was 40 years ago today that the last troops from America’s criminal war against the people of Vietnam scurried ignominiously onto a helicopter on the roof of the US Embassy in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) and fled the country where US forces had killed some 3-4 million people in the name of “fighting Communism.” 

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