Archive for April 19th, 2019

19/04/2019

We Already Know Who Will Win the War in Libya – Western Arms Dealers

Human Wrongs Watch

By Paul Rogers*

They armed Gadaffi and the forces that ousted him alike – now they’re repeating that profitable trick.

18 April 2019 (openDemocracy)* — In the shadow world of the arms trade there is one business model that outshines all others: selling arms to both sides in the same war.

Ideally it works best when weapons you have sold to one side destroy weapons you have sold to the other.

Thus if one side uses air-launched precision-guided missiles to destroy the other’s aircraft (or tanks, armoured personnel carriers or whatever), then it will need to buy replacement missiles, will need to have your people service its aircraft and, if it ‘wins’ the war it will most likely buy new planes from you as it rearms.

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19/04/2019

Jimmy Carter Lectures Trump: US Is ‘Most Warlike Nation in History of the World’

Human Wrongs Watch

By: Brett Wilkins* 

The former president says peaceful China “ahead of us in almost every way.”

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter makes remarks at a luncheon following a morning symposium for the 25th anniversary of the Camp David Peace Accords between Israel and Egypt.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter makes remarks at a luncheon following a morning symposium for the 25th anniversary of the Camp David Peace Accords between Israel and Egypt. | Photo: Reuters | Photo from teleSUR.

18 April 2019 (teleSUR)* — The only U.S. president to complete his term without war, military attack or occupation has called the United States “the most warlike nation in the history of the world.”
19/04/2019

Libya: Over 3,000 Refugees and Migrants Trapped in Detention Close to Fighting Range; UN Evacuates 163 of Them to Niger

Libya. Evacuation of refugees to NigerSomali siblings Fares and Sausan were released from a Libyan detention center in January and evacuated to Niger together with their mother and 127 other refugees.  © UNHCR/Tarik Argaz

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19/04/2019

As Fighting in Libya Escalates, So Does Number of Children ‘at Imminent Risk of Injury or Death’

Human Wrongs Watch

In and around Tripoli, an increasing number of children are “at imminent risk of injury or death” two senior United Nations officials warned on Thursday [18 April 2019], citing a surge of aggression in crisis-torn Libya.

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UNICEF/Romenzi | Migrant children walk outside a detention centre located in Tripoli, Libya.
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General Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army, which controls much of eastern and southern Libya, has waged a two-week military campaign to take Tripoli from fighters loyal to the UN-recognized Government.

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