Gaddafi son defending Bani Walid

2011-10-04 22:09

Bani Walid - Seif al-Islam, the best-known son of fallen Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, is leading the final stand of loyalists in Bani Walid against NTC forces, a commander with the new regime said on Tuesday.

The town some 170km southeast of Tripoli and Gaddafi's coastal hometown of Sirte on the coast to the northeast are the two final strongholds resisting assault by National Transitional Council forces.

"We captured a general from the pro-Gaddafi brigades, and he said Seif al-Islam is in Bani Walid and directing military operations there," an NTC commander, Adel Benyur, told journalists.

The country's new rulers have been trying for weeks to take Sirte and Bani Walid, where NTC fighters have been unable to progress further than the outskirts of the vast desert oasis despite nearly a month of combat.

However, an offensive on Bani Walid is imminent, Benyur said.

"Most of the town's inhabitants have left, and that will make it easier for us to attack in the next two days," he said.

Seif al-Islam, at one time widely viewed as Gaddafi's heir-apparent, had presented himself as a reformer who wanted to make Libya more open, before showing his true colours after the uprising broke out in February.

On June 27, the International Criminal Court issued a war crimes arrest warrant for Gaddafi, Seif al-Islam and the former head of Libyan intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi, for murder and persecution in the bloody uprising.

  • tee-hee-hee - 2011-10-04 23:23

    Any arrest warrants should be against pompous cameron puppet obama and that little retarded upstart dwarf sarkozy there own criminals

      slg - 2011-10-04 23:33

      A common truth: infantile judgements like this never achieve anything

      zaatheist - 2011-10-05 05:03

      Pathetic comment from some one with the mentality of a 5 year old. More likely scenario - Hundreds more Gadiffi defenders and civilians, used by them as human shields, will be killed before the town falls. The murderous Gadaffi jnr will survive (they usually make sure of their own skins) and he will try to escape. Hopefully he will be caught and put on trial so that the full extent of his crimes against the Libyan people can be documented. You will come to realise that you have been mislead.

  • Hilary Ojukwu - 2011-10-05 00:13

    They said they captured a pro-Gaddafi General. What's his name? This is obviously another concoction meant to mesmerize us. What is his name?

      Anton - 2011-10-05 01:31

      Give it up Hilary, it is the past!! Your heros are gone, and are not coming back. And if they do, it will be in a court, in a cage,wearing prison clothes. While you were away, Libya has moved on. Don't worry about some left-overs!!!

      slg - 2011-10-05 02:10

      What's your real name?

  • Matt - 2011-10-05 03:30

    Libya is another country that was a potential threat to Israel that both NATO and the UN wanted to destabilize. Just like Iraq, Egypt, Yemen, Somalia, and Iran. Why do you think there is all the fabricated talk of Iran wanting nuclear weapons. To simply justify attacking them. Our country will fall from its powerful status because of both our military complex and our support for every last thing that Israel does.

      slg - 2011-10-05 05:34

      In your world, the Arab Spring is not happening. Dark place you live in.

      Onnest - 2011-10-05 15:13

      SLG, so typical of you to use a western phrase to describe the revolution in these Arab lands. But that's the point right, we need to Westernise the world, so everyone can enjoy a system that does not work. Yes, this is capitalism with the pretense of democracy. Where people are FREE and can accumulate WEALTH, yay. All the while while we play into the hands of the elite, and believe the propoganda machine that allows them to create wars for oil, manipulate the financial system, and create fear in people so that they can continue with their little power trip. Freedom is something we gave up when we allowed ourselves to believe the lies we are told day in and day out.

      Anton - 2011-10-05 16:57

      Omnest, Is this lesson number one from Libertador???? WOW.....Can't wait for lesson number two!!!!!!

      aman - 2011-10-05 20:42

      I thought this was all about oil. Can you extremists please get your facts straight?

      aman - 2011-10-05 20:50

      . . . or at least get together and concoct a story that is consistent.

      Libertador - 2011-10-05 21:04

      Well said Onnest. "The illusion of freedom will continue for as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, pull back the curtains, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater." - Frank Zappa

      Libertador - 2011-10-05 21:33

      What's obvious is that zombies and robots are not only the stuff of movies - there are 100s of thousands of them in this country, especially on these threads. The time has come to leave the position of the fool and seek pride by opposing neo-colonialism. Die on your feet. You have lived on your knees long enough. Much too long.

      aman - 2011-10-05 21:41

      Wow, they're going to quote you one day dude.

  • khoi007 - 2011-10-05 06:11

    why isnt there any arrest warrant for George Busch and his puppets who invaded Iraq in searche of weapons of mass dustruction, why is only Tony Blair being questioned?

  • Galula - 2011-10-05 10:11

    Still protecting Civilians?????? UN and AU what a joke!!!!!!!

  • Andrew - 2011-10-06 04:39

    NATO alliance are LIARS. They lied to get their foot in the Libya's door. They lied saying they are protecting "innocent civilians". Lookup the timeline of the Libyan war: the "innocent protesters" were burning police stations and causing chaos then tried to raid a military depo. They planned the "day of rage" (sounds peaceful??) on facebook. You'll see they're not innocent or peaceful at all. Not to mention the rebels have links to terrorist organizations that have been trying to topple Gaddafi for years. NATO lied imposing a "no fly zone" then started bombing Gadaffi tanks and ground forces. NATO LIES saying "no boots on the ground" in Libya, when it's proven they have British special forces working with rebels. Gaddafi has every right to crack down on the rebels who are guilty of insurrection, treason and terrorism. The government of any country would do the same in the face of an insurrection. NATO want to setup a United Nations PUPPET REGIME in Libya to bring them under the dictates of the UN & International community. This is the destruction of the Sovereignty and Independence of Libya. "Thou shalt not steal" Exodus 20:15 Yet, NATO allies have no problems freezing Gaddafi's accounts and stealing his money then redistributing his wealth socialist style..why is this? Because the European Union is a SOCIALIST union built on marxist principles & the white house is infested with marxists. They're applying marxist wealth redistribution on Libya.

      Anton - 2011-10-06 05:16

      Andrew, To support a dictator/tyrant/war criminal/thug is not a crime, at least not in SA, where you have freedom of expresssion. But to talk such a load of rubbbish is really dumb. "Because the European Union is a SOCIALIST union built on marxist principles, and the white house is infested with marxists"!!!!!????? Again, now that your "heros" are hiding in a hole for the last few MONTHS, and the only thing left to do is to attack ANYTHING the NTC does, there seems to be a competition going on between gaddafi supporters, for who can say the most absurd and crazy thing. Keep it up, you could be the winner!!!

      cliffarc - 2011-10-06 05:22

      - However many fingers you are pointing at NATO, there are many more pointing at your hero Gaddafi. You conveniently ignore the fact that he is a tyrant and dictator, clinging to power for the good of his own back pocket. You make it sound like NATO, forced the people of Libya into the uprising. Open your eyes to what is happening across the entire region. I suppose you also blame NATO for the uprisings in Egpyt,Tunisia,Yemen and Syria . The people are sick and tired of despotic rulers.

  • Andrew - 2011-10-06 05:54

    The US state department is involved in fermenting revolutions around the world through their puppet organization "Alliance of Youth Movements". This organiztion, a partnership between US State Department, Department of Defense, facebook, google and many media outlets to forment youth uprisings around the world. They have contacts with "Shabab April 6", a primary group in Egypts revolution. Also US is funding opposition in Syria. So yes, the US is meddling behind the scenese of various nations trying to sow chaos so the US/Nato can clamp down from above. You'll also see the media using subtle brainwashing-propaganda to get the youth to rise up in revolution, for example at the Grammy Awards, they had the band "Muse" play "uprising" also when I logged into Google they had a massive ad for "Resistance" on their home page. (Remember Google are in bed with Alliance of Youth movements)..See the subtle brainwashing. They're trying to plant the seeds of chaos.

      slg - 2011-10-06 06:44

      What utter rubbish.

  • Andrew - 2011-10-06 07:21

    British special forces were caught sneaking into Libya to meet with rebels before the NATO INVASION began: As reported by the on 7th March 2011: "A joint SAS-MI6 team was kicked out of Libya last night after their mission to link up with rebels fighting Colonel Gaddafi turned to farce. The eight-man unit was sent to have secret talks with opposition leaders but humiliatingly the team was detained and held by a group of farmhands. The crack troops, armed with guns, ammunition, explosives and false passports, were mistaken for enemy spies, detained and stripped of their mobile phones and satellite communications devices. They swept into the desert west of the rebel stronghold of Benghazi on Friday morning in two Chinook helicopters. The MI6 man – ‘the warden’ – had the job of contacting senior Libyan opposition figures." Egypt's revolutionary "Shabab April 6" IS CONNECTED to "Alliance of Youth Movements": "The Shabab April 6 Movement, which was at the inaugural summit in 2008, is one of the grassroots groups that has played a role in this network of activists. As is mentioned in a diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks and cited this week at The Nation, Newsweek, the New York Post and ABC News, April 6 was able to connect with other grassroots activists - who they remain connected to - at this event."

  • Max - 2011-10-12 00:51

    USA or Nato will not bomb Syria cause of too little oil there. But the situation is the same in Syria.

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