“Saving Lives in Libya”: Tens of Thousands of Bombs and Missiles. 9240 Strike Sorties…
Killing is a humanitarian undertaking.
War is a peacekeeping operation.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization confirmed on October 4, 2011 that it has conducted a total of 24,789 sorties, including 9,240 strike sorties, since March31, under Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR
Multiply the number of “humanitarian” strike sorties by the number of bombs and missiles carried by each aircraft and you will have an approximate tally of the number of lives which NATO claims to have saved under its “Responsibility to Protect” RP2.
The bombing campaign, which is now in its seventh month has been extended to the end of December.
The media is complicit in obfuscating the thousands of deaths resulting from NATO bombings.
What is at stake is the destruction of an enitre country.
For further details see: http://www.nato.int/nato_static/assets/pdf/pdf_2011_10/20111004_111004-oup-update.pdf
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Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal and Editor of the globalresearch.ca website. He is the author of The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order (2003) and America’s “War on Terrorism”(2005). His most recent book is entitled Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War (2011). He is also a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His writings have been published in more than twenty languages. He can be reached at [email protected]
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