Update on the war against Libya and Africa – September 24, 2011
A roundup of news from independent various sources
Libya: Ibrahim al-Douri goes to war
Saturday, 24.09.2011 – 13:56
The Arab Socialist Baath Party (Arab Renaissance), led by former Iraqi Vice President Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, announced that they have joined Muammar Gaddafi and the Libyan Jamahiriya in the fight to liberate Libya. Iraqi resistance fighters, officers and security services have accumulated vast experience in fighting in urban and rural settings against the invaders: Americans, British and other “Georgians,” as well as local collaborators.
The Iraqi Liberation Front and The Ba’ath Party, as well as Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, enjoyed the financial support of Gaddafi since the invasion of Iraq by foreign imperialist invaders in 2003. The U.S. military command in Iraq has promised to pay the fee of $10 million for the capture of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri.
Ibrahim al-Douri said, “We have come to the tomb of Omar al-Mukhtar, in this difficult hour for his country to help his people.” By speaking in this manner, Ibrahim al-Douri has acknowledged that the struggle in Libya is the struggle against colonialism–the same struggle that Omar al-Muktar confronted, and fought, for 20 years during the colonization of Libya by the Italians.
Ibrahim al-Douri’s announcement indicates that he is fighting for the just cause of freedom and for resistance to colonialism. This stands in sharp contrast to the reasons that al-Qaeda fighters have come to Libya: to fight for money and power, not liberation and freedom.