Archive for August 5th, 2015

05/08/2015

‘Imperialist Powers Prepare Another Military Intervention in Libya’

Human Wrongs Watch

By Jean Shaoul*

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5 August 2015 (WSWS)* – A joint US-European mission to Libya involving soldiers from six countries is being hatched under the pretext of combating Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and with the aim of establishing a pliant pro-Western government and “stabilizing” the country.

**Oil is the major natural resource of Libya, with estimated reserves of 43.6 billion barrels | Libyan oil fields and pipelines, 2011. | Author: NordNordWest, Yug | Wikimedia Commons

**Oil is the major natural resource of Libya, with estimated reserves of 43.6 billion barrels | Libyan oil fields and pipelines, 2011. | Author: NordNordWest, Yug | Wikimedia Commons

On August 1, the London Times reported, “Hundreds of British troops are being lined up to go to Libya as part of a major new international mission.”

It stated that the UK soldiers would join “Military personnel from Italy, France, Spain, Germany and the United States…in an operation that looks set to be activated once the rival warring factions inside Libya agree to form a single government of national unity.”

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05/08/2015

‘Faceless body belonged to my sister’: Hiroshima, Nagasaki Nuke Survivors Recall Horrors 70 Years On

Human Wrongs Watch

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The US was the first nation to use nuclear weapons against an enemy target when they dropped atomic bombs on Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II on August 6 and 9, 1945.

More than 80,000 civilians died immediately as a result of the Hiroshima bomb – a device nicknamed ‘Little Boy’ by the US Air Force – and other 80,000 were believed killed in the Nagasaki attack by ‘Fat Man’.

Thousands died from radiation sickness in the months and years following the blasts.

As of August 2014 the memorials in Hiroshima and Nagasaki list the names of more than 450,000 people who died in the tragedy: 292,325 in Hiroshima and 165,409 in Nagasaki.

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