8. NATO War Crimes in Libya

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Although the rationale of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for entry into Libyan conflict invoked humanitarian principles, the results have proven far from humane. In July 2011, NATO aircraft bombed Libya’s main water supply facility, which provided water to approximately 70 percent of the nation’s population. And, in a failed attempt to appear unbiased and objective, the BBC has revealed, almost a year after the information was relayed by independent media, that British Special Forces played a key role in steering and supervising Libya’s “freedom fighters” to victory.

Censored News Cluster: Human Costs of War and Violence

Michael Collins, “NATO War Crimes: The Wanton Destruction of Sirte,” Global Research, October 15, 2011, http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=27092.

Michael Collins, “Smoking Guns: War Crimes in Libya,” TheDaily Censored (blog), November 2, 2011, http://dailycensored.com/2011/11/02/smoking-guns-war-crimes-in-libya.

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey, “NATO’s Ultimate War Crime: Destroying Libya’s Water Supply,” Global Research, August 1, 2011, http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=25861.

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey, “NATO War Crime: Libya Water Supply,” Pravda, July 23, 2011, http://english.pravda.ru/news/world/23-07-2011/118577-nato_war_crimes-0.

Franklin Lamb, “Where Have Libya’s Children Gone?” Counterpunch, August 8, 2011, http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/08/08/where-have-libyas-children-gone.

Gerald A. Perreira, “British Intelligence Worked with Al Qaeda to Kill Qaddafi,” Global Research, March 25, 2011, http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=23957.

Patrick Martin, “A CIA Commander for the Libyan Rebels,” World Socialist Web Site, March 28, 2011, http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/mar2011/pers-m28.shtml.

Global Research, “BBC ‘Reveals’ After the Facts how British Special Forces Supervised and Spearheaded Libya Rebels to Victory,” Global Research, February 1, 2012, http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=29001.





Student Researchers: Beatriz Alcazar, Andrea Perez, Robert Block, and Harmen Sidhu (Sonoma State University); Paloma Tur (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Faculty and Community Evaluators: Alfredo V. Moran, Bryan Polkey, Luis Luján, and Miguel Álvarez-Peralta (Universidad Complutense de Madrid); Peter Phillips and Gregg Adams (Sonoma State University)