Fabricated Scenes of Jubilation and Euphoria on Green Square
by Metro Gael
On the morning of August 22nd 2011, Al Jazeera aired a 'live' report from
Green Square in Tripoli,which claimed to show the capture of the Libyan
capital by rebel forces. Scenes of jubilation and euphoria enveloped Al
Jazeera's reporter Zeina Khodr as she declared: "Libya is in the hands of
The images were immediately reproduced throughout the global media complex,
with headlines trumpeting the 'end of the Gaddafi regime' and editorials
throughout the corporate media world speculating about the post-Gaddafi
future of Libya.
Gaddafi's sons were said to have been arrested, and more defections were
announced. The Libyan capital was, we were told, now in the hands of the
rebel forces. For many, it seemed a fait accompli.
In fact, the Al Jazeera pictures from Green Square were an elaborate and
criminal hoax. The report had been prefabricated in a studio in Doha Qatar.
. . .
[Today, the Washington Post reported unrest in Libya which the Libyans
believe is led by a Col. Khalifa Haftar based in the U.S. On May 17, 1991
the Washington Times reported that three hundred and fifty Libyans would
arrive soon in the United States. . . . the Libyans who arrived in the U.S.
in 1991 . . . were trained by our CIA to topple President Ghaddafi.
--Enver Masud, "Libya: Who's Terrorizing
Whom," The Wisdom Fund, March 26, 1996]
Gen. Wesley Clark, "Memo: Attack Seven Countries in Five Years," Commonwealth Club, October 3, 2007
[Dr Franklin Lamb, director of the Americans for Middle East Peace,
who has consistently put out live interviews from his hotel room where he
has shared gathered intelligence and information with the YouTube community,
was shot in the leg by a sniper while cycling near his hotel.
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, a researcher, also narrowly escaped death
from a sniper targeting him as he stepped out of the hotel to place a sign
saying "PRESS", and was additionally threatened by CNN journalists.
[The slaughter began. Within 11 hours, 1300 innocent civilians were killed
in Tripoli, and 5000 injured, as French Foreign Legion and Al Qaeda cut
their way through. All this time, the bombings continued non-stop. Three
Apaches flew over the city, firing their miniguns. The gangs of Al Qaeda
were burning houses, looting shops and assaulting every woman in sight. Any
prominent supporter of Gaddafi was targeted and their houses attacked first.
The number of gangs is still increasing right now, coming in from the sea in
the small NATO crafts, and directed by the Special Forces--"NATO troops in
Tripoli," cyaegha-c.livejournal.com, August 22, 2011]
[Genocide... Gaddafi is "bombing his own people"... Save Benghazi...
African Mercenaries... Viagra-fueled Mass Rape... Responsibility to
Protect... Gaddafi-the Demon... Freedom Fighters-the Angels... Victory for
the Libyan People... Defeat for "the Left"--Maximilian C. Forte, "The Top Ten Myths in the War Against Libya,"
counterpunch.org, August 31, 2011]