Another ‘humanitarian’ oil bloodbath in Libya

This 5 April 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Oil Politics Drive Turmoil in Libya

With two of the largest oil producers, Iran and Russia, under U.S. sanctions, all profiteering eyes of the west turn to oil rich Libya, says Vijay Prashad, the author of the book Arab Spring Libyan Winter.

This 5 April 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

External Powers Fuel Bloodshed in Libya

General Khalifa Haftar of Libya has been a very disruptive force for the formation of the UN’s unity government, says Vijay Prashad, the author of the book Arab Spring Libyan Winter.

Translated from Dutch daily Trouw:

Bloody battle around Tripoli, residents hoard food and water

Arjen van der Ziel– 11:50, April 8, 2019

General Haftar, a former protegé of the CIA, is trying to conquer the Libyan capital. …

North African Libya threatens to head for a major bloody battle for the capital Tripoli. Troops of [Haftar’s] Libyan National Army (LNA) approached Tripoli from different sides this weekend and attempted to capture the former international airport south of the city on Sunday. The troops were about 25 kilometers away from the central square of the city. The small rudimentary air forces of the LNA and the government in Tripoli also bombed each other ….

Residents of the capital massively hoarded food and drinking water on Sunday and foreign governments evacuated their employees. The United States withdrew their … contingent of soldiers, the Italian oil company Eni removed its Italian personnel and the United Nations also withdrew employees. On Sunday, the UN tried in vain to persuade the warring parties to a two-hour cease-fire for the evacuation of the wounded. …

Since the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi eight years ago, Libya has consisted of a collection of city states with dozens of rival militias. There is an internationally recognized government that is supported by the United Nations, but it has little input outside of Tripoli and does not even control the capital. It is largely dependent on various paramilitaries, including radical Islamists who control the city, extort the population and engage in criminal activities, including the smuggling of migrants who want to travel to Europe by sea. …

And forcibly bringing these refugees back to Libya, in collusion with European Union governments. And torturing and enslaving those refugees.

[Haftar] is supported by, eg, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, France

While Italy’s Salvini government supports the Tripoli administration.

According to Dutch NOS TV today, at least fifty people have been killed; thousands of people have become refugees.

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