US-led NATO forces have used depleted uranium, cluster bombs and other illegal substances while targeting residential areas in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, a human rights activist says.
After visiting Tripoli, Randy Short told Press TV that the high number of civilians targeted and injured by illegal bombs in the residential areas has caused a “lot of determination” by the people to resist the Western intervention.
“I’ve been to one particular area… in which [Libyan dictator’s son] Seif al-Islam Gaddafi’s house is located, and in that community which was residential, I saw the damage to civilian homes.”
Short went on to say that the military installations housing “mustard gas and yellow cake uranium” are no longer secure and this can provide easy access to illegal weapons, and could also be used as an excuse for the war by the West, “maybe on Iran.”
He stressed that the military base should be looked after by the national Libyan government.
Short added that his aim of the trip was to “see” what was actually going on in Libya, adding that there is a big difference between the situation on the ground and what is being reported “on CNN and Al-Jazeera.”
US, British, French, Canadian, Danish and Belgian warplanes have been conducting strikes on Libya since March 19 under UN Security Council Resolution 1973 that authorized “all necessary measures” to protect civilians.
Okay if this is true, we need to put pressure on the politicians to make them stop. That being said Randy Short may just want the war to stop by any means necessary and that includes lying.
We’ll have to keep an eye out for more news about this.