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(2011.07.31) / LIBYAN TV BOMBED. A NEW NATO WAR CRIME!
By Luc MICHEL
ELAC/ Euro-Libyan Action Committees
(Sources : JANA/ LIBYAN TV)
Libya, an act of international terrorism: three dead, 15 injured in NATO terrorist raids against television headquarters on 7/30/2011.
Bombing radio and television is a war crime under international law. NATO does not care. The so-called ICC is a docile instrument in its hands.
Already in 1999, during the NATO aggression against Yugoslavia, the soldiers of the Alliance and their masters in the Pentagon had bombed the headquarters of Serbian TV in Belgrade, killing journalists and employees.
This July 30, NATO again struck the Libyan TV. Three people were killed and fifteen wounded in NATO air strikes against the headquarters of Libyan television in Tripoli, said employees of the television in a statement.
"Three of our colleges were killed and 15 injured while performing their professional duties as Libyan journalists," said the director of Al-Jamahiriya broadcasting in English, Khaled Bazilia who read the statement.
Mr. Bazilia described the Nato raids of "international terrorism" in violation of Security Council resolutions of the UN.
Earlier, Nato said it had conducted a series of precision strikes against three Libyan television transmitters in order to "reduce colonel Gaddafi to silence." This speaks volumes about the NATO political and military impasse in Libya! What weakness!
"A few hours ago, NATO has carried out air strikes against three centers of satellite transmitters of the Libyan television (…) with the aim of preventing Colonel Gaddafi to use it," said cynically the Alliance in a statement.
"We are employees of the Libyan state television. We are not a military target, we are not the commanders of the army and we do not constitute a threat to civilians," said Mr Bazilia.
"We have the right to work in a secure environment protected by national and international law," he added, calling for "full protection of the international community."
Television, after the destruction of three transmitters, remains standing. After the NATO bombing, here’s the news flash of the channel:
Libyan TV Flash: "You try to silence us. You do not make us afraid. We will continue to inform people around the world to tell them the truth. We will continue to show the marches of millions of Libyans and repeat the truth "!
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