September 18, 2011
The NATO-rebel’s quest to force the Libyan population under its control has faced strong resistance with 80% of Libya still under popular democratic Jamahiriya control.
Disciplined Libyan defence forces are staging precision attacks and withering shelling barrages to defend land that includes Moammar Gadhafi’s hometown of Sirte against the invaders and terrorists.
The entire central area between the NATO-rebel hub of Benghazi and the capital Tripoli — is turning into a seat of resistance to foreign occupying forces such as zones in Iraq or Afghanistan. Defence forces have killed hundreds of NATO-rebels in recent days.
NATO rebel fighters have been assembling for an expected push into the well-defended town of Bani Walid, after seven months of very limited success and only with constant NATO bombing support which has already claimed well over 50,000 lives, on the western end of the 240-mile (400-kilometer) band of pro-Gadhafi territory. It includes the popular Libya leader Muammar Qaddafi’s Mediterranean birthplace city of Sirte and stretches to near the oil port of Ras Lanouf — which came under back-to-back attacks by Libyan Jamahiriya defence forces on Monday killed dozens of NATO-rebels and foreign mercenaries.
The stiff resistance in Bani Walid, inspite of a month of heavy blockade and intense bombing from NATO forces, including resistance by what NATO rebels claim are highly trained snipers, offers a glimpse of possibly much bigger fights ahead to try to dislodge Sirte and other places from the Libyan people who are defending their freedom against the foreign invasion and Arab traitors and terrorists.
Cities and towns throughout the center of the Libyan Jamahiriya are still under control of the people who are armed for defense along with larger weapons such as 152mm Howitzer canons now well hidden against NATO airstrikes that continue in the area, NATO-rebel commanders told The Associated Press.
The Libyan defence commandos also stage hit-and-run strikes from the desert to the south against the NATO-rebels, with Libya’s vast hinterlands and distant pro-Qaddafi hubs such as Sabha becoming rallying points for resistance fighters who are now joining from other African states to defend the continent against the bankrupt imperialist nations seeking to seize its resources.
Already an estimated 150 billion dollars have been “seized” by imperialist forces controlling the UN Security Council, however so long as the legitimate democratic government which is still recognized by most of the world is in power, these assets cannot be handed over to the foreign-backed terrorist regime, observers point out.
The Jamahiriya still has a reported 144 tons of gold, worth around 7 billion dollars which the NATO-rebels have not been able to seize.
Outside Wadi Al-Hammar, a village on the coastal road about 55 miles (90 kilometers) east of Sirte, NATO-rebels have found armored vehicles hidden under tents and other weapons stashed in encampments of nomadic Bedouin tribesmen.
Al-Tayab Said, a NATO-rebel commander from Sabha, said Jamahiriya resistance fighters are trying to regroup and are using desert supply lines from Algeria.
“They are moving freely across the border,” he said. “They get constant supply.”
Algeria is supporting the Jamahiriya as both Libya and Algeria are threatened by Al-Qaida allied terrorists, which have been exposed as being under the control of western nations intelligence services to the consternation of western politicians that have their eyes open such as Dennis Kucinich in the USA and who are seeking prosecution of western regime heads for their backing of terrorists.
Other NATO-rebel leaders have noted the superior fighting tactics of the highly trained Libya defence force units.
A battlefield report about a Mitsubishi pickup is now making the rounds as a cautionary tale: on Saturday, Libyan Jamahiriya defence forces left the vehicle — loaded with ammunition — in a conspicuous hilltop in Wadi Al-Hammar. NATO-rebel fighters rushed to claim the prize, but were picked off by hidden marksmen. At least 35 deaths were counted before the group managed to retreat to safety.
Dr. Ahmed Alsharif, who heads a field hospital in Nawfaliyah, said at least 80 NATO-rebel fighters have been killed since Saturday in or around the hospital.
The Libyan resistance is strong because in Libya the government is by the people — a direct participatory democracy based on people’s conferences and elected people’s committees. The self-governing Libyan society is thus called a “Jamahiriya” a term coined to describe a country without a traditional government which is considered dictatorship, and instead the people themselves ruling themselves.