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Libya - five years later. Moscow recalled NATO aggression


Through the efforts of the United States and its NATO allies, the month of March has been turned into a continuous series of mourning dates. We have already recalled that March 15 is the anniversary of the outbreak of war in Syria, March 19 is the anniversary of the attack by the United States and the NATO bloc on the Libyan Jamahiriya. Continue this series and other dates. So, March 20 is the very day when, in 2003, the foot of the American aggressor set foot on Iraqi land. March 24 is the anniversary of the criminal bombardments of Yugoslavia, carried out without the sanction of the UN Security Council ... But in the next article on Yugoslavia, I would like to continue the Middle Eastern theme.

On March 21, a round table entitled “Libya - five years later” was held in Moscow at the premises of the International Association of Peace Foundations. It was attended by politicians, journalists, oriental scholars, diplomats who worked in this Arab country, the fallen victim of aggression.

The meeting was organized by the Russian Committee of Solidarity with the Peoples of Libya and Syria, which was formed from the very beginning of the attack on Libya, at the very time when it became clear that the so-called “Arab Spring” turned into huge blood - in May 2011. The committee was headed by the well-known Russian politician Sergei Baburin. It was he who addressed the audience at the round table with an opening speech.

Baburin said that he had repeatedly been to peaceful Libya. And then this country showed that it was possible to develop without American participation. The Libyan Jamahiriya was an alternative to American imperialism, it was true democracy, not the so-called Western democracy. And those who destroyed this state, simply neglect the interests of other nations.

Baburin also noted that the life of Muammar Al-Gaddafi is an example of a political feat. So, on the day of the death of the Libyan leader, 20 in October 2011, in Moscow, on the territory of the Russian State University of Trade and Economics, a portrait of the murdered man was exhibited, who was an honorary doctor of this university. And people from different parts of the capital came there to put flowers on this portrait. (Then Baburin was the rector of this university, but, unfortunately, at present this educational institution is disbanded - it is likely that this was the revenge of the liberals for the active civil position of the labor collective).

But back to the round table. Alexey Podzerob, who was Russia's ambassador to the Libyan Jamahiriya (1992 — 1996), shared his memories. He confirmed numerous information that there were unprecedented social guarantees in the country. Large sums of money were paid to Libyans at the time of marriage, with the birth of children. Education and medicine were free, and if a citizen of the Jamahiriya would need medical assistance abroad, the state paid these costs. In addition, the patient and his escort were compensated for travel expenses.

Podcerob noted the fact that Libya had been holding on to NATO bombings for quite a few months, and that would have been impossible if the population did not support the government.

Bashir Malsagov, Deputy. The chairman of the Association of Russian Diplomats, who worked in Libya for more than six years, recalled Muammar Al-Gaddafi: he was an unusual person. He always knew how to listen to interlocutors, to find an approach to everyone, was deep-minded, had his own bright, unique style.

All the speakers agreed that Russia made a big mistake when it did not block UN Security Council Resolution No. XXUMX, which gave the green light to the American-NATO aggression. Podtserob noted that the main role in this aggression was played by the then French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who was literally in a hurry to start the bombing.

Diplomats noted that, despite the vague position of Russia, in the Libyan Jamahiriya, the authorities were very friendly towards the staff of the embassy and ordered to strengthen the protection of the diplomatic mission. Gaddafi was well aware that Russian diplomats sympathize with him and his country in this situation.

Nikolai Sologubovsky is a journalist who was in the most critical time in Tunisia and Libya. He has released a series of books "The Arab Chronicles". And there, in Libya, I traveled with a camera to many cities of this country. It was his photographs that decorated the hall where the meeting took place.

From his photographs, Libyan children are watching us. Whether these children are alive today is not given to us. Also, we are not given to know the exact number of Libyans who died during the NATO aggression.

In his speech, Sologubovsky called for the repeal of D. Medvedev’s decree, according to which sanctions continue to be applied against the surviving members of the family of Muammar Al-Gaddafi. In particular, none of the children of Gaddafi still can not enter Russia.

Unfortunately, diplomats noted that in order to repeal this decree, which is based on UN Security Council Resolution No. XXUMX, this very resolution must be repealed.

I'd add: the United States and NATO have significantly exceeded the powers given to them by this very resolution. The “no-fly zone” that was provided for in this document was turned into a zone of unpunished air killings. The resolution is trampled and stained with the blood of innocent people. And now it turns out that because of the big political mistake made five years ago, Russia cannot show elementary humanity and provide shelter to members of the persecuted family? But the opposite side - the United States and NATO - so often trampled on any international documents, explaining their bloody actions with “humanity” ...
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Elena Gromova
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  1. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 23 March 2016 06: 11
    I saw Mr. Baburin in the photo and I won’t even read.
    1. elenagromova
      23 March 2016 11: 04
      Immediately not only Baburin.
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 23 March 2016 14: 59
        Quote: elenagromova
        Immediately not only Baburin.

        A good person in the company of Baburin will not sit hi
        1. elenagromova
          23 March 2016 15: 16
          It is clear that we are all bad, just because we came to hear about Libya and say our opinion.
  2. parusnik
    parusnik 23 March 2016 06: 40
    In his speech, Sologubovsky called for the repeal of D. Medvedev’s decree, according to which sanctions continue to be applied against the surviving members of the family of Muammar Al-Gaddafi. In particular, none of the children of Gaddafi still can not enter Russia.... I agree, it would be necessary ...
    1. Alena Frolovna
      Alena Frolovna 23 March 2016 14: 56
      But everything could be different.

      At the Potsdam Conference in 1945, Stalin asked the Allies what would happen to the Italian colonies. The leaders of the victorious countries agreed that the issue of these territories will be worked out by the foreign ministers at future conferences.

      There was no agreement between the allies. The USA, France and England had different options for the redivision of Libya.

      “Soviet diplomats were well aware that this would be a controversial issue. The first to claim the rights to Libya was proposed by the former People's Commissar of Foreign Affairs Maxim Litvinov, who wrote a memorandum to Molotov, said historian Alexei Volynets. - It said that it would be nice to use this contradiction among the allies regarding the Italian colonies. Tripolitania was precisely a disputed territory that the French and the British could not divide. ”

      “Libya plus a couple of Dodecanese islands is already an opportunity to become a solid foot in the Mediterranean basin,” wrote Litvinov. So they did. The USSR proposed again to divide Libya into provinces and each to transfer some of the great powers under guardianship. The USSR agreed to take Tripolitania (territorially this is the western part of Libya, bordering Tunisia).

      Here is how Vyacheslav Molotov recalled this story in his old age in his conversation with Felix Chuyev: “We needed Libya after the war. Stalin said: “Come on, push!” ... At one of the meetings of the meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs (countries of the anti-Hitler coalition) I stated that a national liberation movement had emerged in Libya. But it is still weak, we want to support it and build our military base there. Bevin (UK Foreign Secretary) got sick. He was even given an injection ... Bevin jumped up, shouting: “This is shock, shock! Shock, shock! You have never been there! ” (From the book “One Hundred and Forty Conversations with Molotov: From the Diary of F. Chuev” ”.)
  3. Aleksander
    Aleksander 23 March 2016 07: 34
    LADY rude and cynical um ... cheated. And he believed the "partners" so much ....
    And after all, it was obvious to everyone what would happen as it happened. Everyone except the lady.
  4. tundra
    tundra 23 March 2016 07: 55
    Yes, he played an iPhone, waved all the papers without thinking, if only they would not interfere with playing.
  5. Berber
    Berber 23 March 2016 09: 27
    A huge spot on the career of Mr. Prime Minister. Eternal student.
    It was an exchange. We do not interfere with them in Libya, they give us a WTO agreement. A very dubious exchange. It remains to be seen who will benefit from the WTO agreement. And under the conditions of the WTO sanctions - a fiction. In addition, it is not known whether the war in Syria would have been if everything was not so in Libya, and if we had supported the colonel. So that LADIES in big "jambs".
    1. skeptic
      skeptic 23 March 2016 12: 46
      Deceived ...
      Uncounted ...
      I did not foresee ...
      I played with a gadget ...
      Gorby - made us all bloodshot for twenty years ...
      We won’t survive this, surely.
  6. Lord blacwood
    Lord blacwood 23 March 2016 09: 36
    Libya was a stable state, but not everything was so smooth:
    1) There was no democracy in Libya, power was exercised by the Gaddafi clan and others were not allowed to control.
    2) Libya is a tribal state, and there have always been hostile relations between the tribes of Cyrenaica and Tripolitania, especially after the transfer of the capital from Benghazi (Cyrenaica, where the first uprisings began) to Tripoli (Tripolitania, where Gaddafi enjoyed support). Almost all the tribes of Cyrenaica were against Gaddafi.
    But despite this, Libya was a stable country, albeit a dictatorial one, since all the stable countries in the Middle East (the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar) are also far from democracy. Yes, Gaddafi was a dictator, but democracy is impossible in the Middle East. All stable and wealthy countries in the region are ruled by monarchs or dictators.
    1. elenagromova
      23 March 2016 11: 04
      Everything is relative. A hard leader does not always mean precisely the dictator, in the sense that they are putting into this word in the USA and Europe.
    2. Vadim42
      Vadim42 23 March 2016 13: 51
      Anyone, even the headmaster, can be written under your dictator’s frame.
      1. Lord blacwood
        Lord blacwood 23 March 2016 19: 26
        Gaddafi was a dictator. A dictator is a ruler with unlimited power and standing above the law. And in Libya this was before the revolution.
  7. Vladimir Vasilich
    Vladimir Vasilich 23 March 2016 16: 12
    For many years now, the communists have been advocating the "impeachment" of Medvedev. And according to the law, he must be convicted criminally
    1. padded jacket
      padded jacket 23 March 2016 18: 10
      Thank you Elena for your article.
      Now many European politicians groan and gasp how is it possible - crowds of such bad refugees Arabs are running towards us, our quiet Europe is being attacked by terrorists? But you yourself created it by indulging the United States to Israel and the black monarchies of the Persian Gulf in the destruction of Iraq Libya, helping to organize terrorist aggression against Syria, and although I feel sorry for ordinary people who died, for example, in the last terrorist attack in Brussels, the huge blame for their death lies with the leadership of the European Union, which in particular has turned Libya from a rich and stable country into a camp of various kinds of terrorists who "feed" Daesh (IS) Al-Qaeda and other maniacs-killers.
      How the United States and the European Union turned Libya into a base of bandits.
      Libya five years after the NATO bombing