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25 novembre 2020

Les députés britanniques : NATO Death Toll in Lybia « Cannot Be Counted »


Les députés britanniques : NATO Death Toll in Lybia « Cannot Be Counted »

La Grande-Bretagne n’a aucun moyen de savoir combien de civils sont morts dans la Jamahiriya. Un groupe de députés a admis que suite aux bombardements de l’OTAN il est impossible de comptabiliser les morts.

La défense du comité restreint a rendu ses conclusions après une enquête sur les
opérations en Libye qui ont conduit au renversement du colonel Mouammar Kadhafi
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Britain has no way of knowing how many civilians died in the Libyan
conflict as a result of Nato bombing, a group of MPs has admitted.

The defence select committee issued its findings after an inquiry into
operations in Libya that led to the overthrow of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

See also

MPs publish report on Operations in Libya

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/defence-committee/news/publication-of-operations-in-libya/
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Nato Death Toll in Libya ‘Cannot be Counted’

IBTimes.co.uk‎ – February 8, 2012

By Shane Croucher

Britain has no way of knowing how many civilians died in the Libyan
conflict as a result of Nato bombing, a group of MPs has admitted.

The defence select committee issued its findings after an inquiry into
operations in Libya that led to the overthrow of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

Committee members heard evidence from several witnesses, including
former defence secretary Liam Fox and Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen
Dalton, chief of air staff.

« We accept that the coalition forces did their best to prevent and
minimise civilian casualties and we commend them for this approach, » the
MPs said in their report.

« Nonetheless, it is at least possible that some civilian casualties were
caused by coalition actions. In the absence of observers on the ground
it is impossible to say whether, despite the best efforts of coalition
forces, any civilian casualties were caused by coalition action and if
so how many. »

Anti-war campaigners were highly critical of the report.

« This is typical of the British defence establishment and also, more
broadly, the US and Nato’s attitude to civilian casualties in wars they
start, » said Chris Nineham, spokesman for the Stop the War Coalition.

« They are not interested. »

One investigation by the New York Times found that at least 70 civilians
were killed by Nato bombs, including 29 women and children.

Nineham said violence dramatically increased as a result of Nato’s
intervention in the country.

« Clearly, what happened is the direct opposite of what they claimed.
Their intervention increased the level of killing and led to tens of
thousands of people dying, » he said.

« If they told the truth, they would never be able to fight another war,
because the truth directly contradicts everything they say about these
wars and would condemn their actions beyond any kind of repair. »

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/295199/20120208/nato-libya-civilian-death-toll-mps.htm

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About : Ginette Hess Skandrani

Écologiste, membre co-fondatrice des Verts, présidente de "La Pierre et l'Olivier" réseau de solidarité avec le peuple de Palestine, Co-fondatrice de la commission d'enquête non gouvernementale sur la vérité en Libye,