4 August 2011
“Nato has attacked a Libyan state broadcaster in the capital, bombing three satellite dishes in Tripoli, saying the channel instils hatred.” — ‘Libya unrest: Nato bombs state broadcaster‘, BBC News 30 July 2011
At first when I heard this I couldn’t believe my ears. What a pathetic excuse for killing people but then desperate times demand desperate measures. The Empire is in disarray!
According to the NATO spokesman Colonel Roland Lavoie the bombings were necessary because:
“…[Libyan state television] was being used as an integral component of the regime apparatus designed to systematically oppress and threaten civilians and to incite attacks against them,”
“Striking specifically these critical satellite dishes will reduce the regime’s ability to oppress civilians while at the same time preserving television broadcast infrastructure that will be needed after the conflict,” he said.” — ‘Nato airstrikes hit Libyan state TV as regime taunts Britain‘, Daily Telegraph, 30 July 2011
So what is the state broadcaster alleged to be saying? ‘Go out and kill your fellow Libyans’? ‘Oppress them with words and pictures’? Aside from the ludicrous assertion made by these NATO halfwits it reveals a desperate Empire now caught between a rock and a hard place as the ‘rebels’ fall out and kill their military leader. And where is the proof of the allegations that Libyan TV “oppress[es] and threaten[s] civilians”? This is the same civilian population that Gaddafi distributed 1 million AK-47s to so you’d think it would be the Libyans themselves shooting up Libyan state TV if NATO’s asinine allegations had any truth to them.
Of course Libyan TV broadcasts propaganda, that’s part of its function just like the BBC or any other state controlled broadcaster. I have referred before to the BBC’s glorification of war with its numerous video promos of ‘our boys and girls’ bombing the defenceless of the world.
‘The BBC’s Tim Willcox takes a look at a tank destroyed in recent air strikes near the Libyan town of Ajdabiya.’ — ‘VIDEO: How air strikes destroy Libyan tanks‘, BBC Website, 4 April 2011
According to NATO’s assessment the BBC should also be Tomahawked for inciting the population to support the bombing and terrorizing of the Libyan people.
And I venture to say that the timing of the attempt to silence Libya’s electronic media is in part a response to the rebels assassination of its own military leader Younes and the excellent PR it gave the Libyan state. The Telegraph article summed it up its headline when it wrote that the Libyan “regime taunts Britain”.
Yet another embarrassing multi-million dollar failure, paid for by us, the other bunch of halfwits. The airstrikes failed to silence Libyan tv transmissions which have continued virtually without a break. So where to now Pirates of the Mediterranean?