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Libya in Pictures:What the Mainstream Media Doesn't Tell You

Published: Tue 19 Jul 2011 03:53 PM
Libya in Pictures: What the Mainstream Media Does Not Tell You
by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
Global Research
July 16, 2011
Global Research reports from Tripoli
Mirage fighters, F16 fighters, B-2 Stealth bombers, 15,000 NATO air sorties. the bombing of thousands of civilian targets...
NATO is said to be coming to the rescue of the Libyan people. That is what we are being told.
Western journalists have quite deliberately distorted what is happening inside Libya. They have upheld NATO as an instrument of peace and democratization.
They have endorsed an illegal and criminal war.
They are instruments of US-NATO propaganda.
Global Research's Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya reporting from Tripoli refutes the media consensus which uphold's NATO's humanitarian mandate. He provides us with a review of the mass rallies directed against NATO including extensive photographic evidence.
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Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, July 15, 2011
Tripoli. July 15, 2011.
Friday of July 1, 2011 like many other Fridays has seen huge rallies in Tripoli's Green Square.
It’s very hard to get an accurate number of the mass of people that have attended these rallies. Estimates have placed the size of the July 1st rally in Green Square at one million people.
(See the GRTV Video report by ANSWER with Cynthia McKinney and Ramsey Clark)
The rallies have been taking place almost weekly in Tripoli and other Libyan cities, including Sabha on July 8, 2011.
Western public opinion has been misinformed. People in Europe and North America are not even aware that these mass rallies have taken place.
The rallies express the Libyan people's firm opposition to NATO's "humanitarian" intervention ("on behalf of the Libyan people").
The large majority of the population is opposed to the Benghazi-based Transitional Council.
The rallies also indicate significant popular support for Colonel Qaddafi in contrast to the usual stereotype descriptions of the Western media.
The mainstream media has either casually dismissed the significance of these public gatherings directed against NATO intervention or has failed to even report them.
These rallies continue late into the night.
The following are pictures of Libyans converging on Green Square on July 1, 2011.
These pictures also show that the mainstream media was present and aware of these rallies.
So what is preventing them from reporting the truth?
Why are some of these journalists claiming that only a few thousand people attended?
It is important to note that the pictures were taken at the outset of the event.
Libyans headed throughout the day into the night towards Green Square. Highways and roads leading towards Green Square were packed. At the height of the rally, the number of people was significantly larger than what is conveyed in the pictures.
To see pictures, click here.
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