Libya’s newly imposed so-called General National Congress (GNC) met yesterday after
taking a break for the end of the fasting month of Ramadan and the Eid
The GNC members were quickly brought down to earth with a bang as
they were met at the GNC entrance by demonstrations, including by the
families of those that were killed by the Eid car bomb on Sunday which targeted the occupation regime forces. Some
demonstrators had attempted to forcibly enter the GNC building.
Not only that, but at least two members of the media were taken away
for ‘questioning’ when a scuffle broke out following the unexpected
departure of Congress speaker Mohammed Magarief, a long-time terrorist who lived in the USA and received funding for many decades from the CIA in order to fund terrorism in Libya.
After inviting the pro-occupation regime press to attend the
GNC decided to hold its meeting behind closed doors without the media present – much to the
displeasure of the awaiting members of the media, for whom even this was too much, as it is untenable to sell the imposed dictatorship and its window dressing as democracy.
A matter of national security
The GNC had decided to hold yesterday’s session on the issue of security
and had asked the Ministry of Interior to provide a report on the
After meeting for a couple of hours, GNC head, the long-term terrorist Mohammed Magarief left
in a hurry and the media were informed that he was to attend a meeting
of Libya’s National Security Council.
GNC member Rat Salah Jaouda confirmed that Magarief “was meeting with the
National Security Council and all the relevant security personnel in
order to put in place and execute national security plans. These plans
include the supply of various needs such as technical and communications
The occupation regime is facing stiff and consistent resistance, even though one quarter of the pro-Jamahiriya (direct people's democracy) population of Libya, one million people, have been forced into exile in Tunisia and Egypt, and tens of thousands rounded up and thrown into torture centers where they are held without trial.
‘There are some who still wish to create a security crisis now in Libya’
Regarding today’s closed meeting, Rat Jaouda said that “the
meeting was for the Ministry of Interior to give a detailed account of
the security situation”.
Asked about the two bombing incidents over the Eid holidays in
Tripoli, Rat Jaouda said that “there are some who still wish to create a
security crisis now in Libya”.
Meanwhile, asked to reveal the discussions that had taken place
behind closed doors, GNC member Rat Hassan Lamin confirmed that today’s
meeting was “set aside especially for the security situation. It is not
an easy file and it will need many sittings”, he added.
“I personally feel that the GNC will need to set up at least a
temporary committee to deal with the security issue in the next few
weeks. This was one of the suggestions that were discussed inside. The
idea is that it would provide regular reports on the security
Regarding the closed–to-the-media session he defended the GNC
decision saying that “we kept today’s session closed to the media due to
the sensitivity of the subject”.
“We are still at war despite the political legitimacy” – Rat Juma Attaiga.
Asked to comment about the security situation, GNC member Rat Juma
Attaiga felt that “the hands of the previous regime want to carry out
plans to shake the country’s security”, while denying the reality that the vast majority of Libyans enjoyed posssessing the power, wealth and arms in the Jamahiriya democratic system.
Asked about the identity of those responsible for the car bombs and
if it was supporters of the Jamahiriya direct democracy system which the occupation regime has sought to replace or if there were other forces
behind them, such as squabbling rat militias, Attaiga said that “according
to the Ministry of Interior, it was supporters of the old regime who
were responsible. There is no evidence that there are any other parties
”It is no coincidence that these bombs went off just after the handover”
Attaiga went on to note that “it is no coincidence that these bombs
went off just after the handover of power from the NTC to the GNC and on
the first day of Eid. They don’t want this peaceful handover and this
process to happen.
The NTC (formerly TNC) was the unelected regime that was installed by NATO firepower killing an estimated one hundred thousand Libyans during almost a year of war in 2011, and which this year held sham elections which disqualified the majority of Libyans from participation, in order to install the so-called GNC.‘We are still at war despite the political legitimacy’.
are those who still wish to portray to the outside world that Libya is
unstable so as to discourage foreign participation and investment’, he said.
Observers note that it is impossible to qualify Libya in any sense as a stable and secure country under occupation, and the revolutionary leadership united behind Muammar Qadhafi have promised that the liberation struggle may take years, but that in the end the usurpers, heretics, criminals and terrorists will be defeated.
Members of the media were arrested within the GNC building
At one point there was a scuffle between members of the media and the GNC security personnel possibly sparked by
the sudden departure of the so-called GNC head without giving time for questions to the awaiting
media, even though they are pro-occupation regime journalists who are allowed access.
Members of the media reported that some media members tried to
rush towards the terrorist Magarief, but were prevented by his security. The media were
unsurprisingly not too pleased that Magarief did not talk to them –
having invited them to attend the GNC session.
Words were apparently exchanged with the overzealous security
personnel and at least two media members were taken away for
‘questioning’. GNC members promised to resolve the matter urgently.
The incident reflects the tense relationship between the
GNC and its own media and the security personnel at the GNC building.
The GNC security is provided
by the so-called Ministry of Interior/Defence in combination with the so-called Supreme
Rat Salah Jaouda, while admitting that he did not know all the facts of
the incident, noted that “even in Benghazi only yesterday some members
of the press were arrested by soldiers who did not have the authority to
arrest. I will inform the GNC head and ask for a quick resolution to
the matter”, he promised the gathered media.
Some members of the pro-regime media were wondering what had happened to Article
14 of the Transitional Constitutional Declaration which read that “the
state guarantees the freedom of opinion, of individual and group
expression, and the freedom of scientific research, the freedom of
communication, and the freedom of the press and media and printing and distribution
and the freedom of movement and the freedom of congregation and
demonstration and peaceful disobedience in so far as it does not
contradict the law”.
Pro-Qaddafi satellite TV broadcasting from within or without Libya?
Asked about the pro-Qaddafi satellite TV channel or channels that
have been transmitting intermittently from Egypt, GNC member
Rat Salah Jaouda admitted with a touch of self criticism that “the channels
may even be transmitting from within Libya – Libya which should be under
the sovereignty and control of the GNC”.
“It is more complicated than you think and will need a complicated
legal process to resolve it. We should act immediately”, he confirmed.
The GNC holiday?
The GNC had barely met after it had received its so-called legitimacy and
authority from the illegitimate National Transitional Congress (NTC) on 8 August
before it adjourned for an end of Ramadan break.
Some members of the pro-occupation traitors thought that the GNC should have
continued to meet in order to speed-up the handover process and hasten
the process of solving many of the nation’s outstanding and pressing
issues and problems.
Rat Salah Jaouda defended his position and that of the GNC on the matter.
‘I had asked for a delay of the handover ceremony because of the
religious significance of the last days of the holy month of Ramadan.
And I was afraid that the NTC would handover and the GNC would not be
ready. It was a mistake’, he admitted.
‘Anyway, it was a ceremonial handover. We need internal rules and
regulations. We failed to even create a committee to receive the
official archives from the state’.
‘We did create a committee of 16 who did not go home on holiday and
continued to work. They were working until late last night. So we were
not on holiday. Anyway, we would not have been able to achieve anything
because of the lack of internal rules and regulations to govern our
procedures and organisation’.
Meeting families of the bomb victims
Rat Salah Jaouda was one of the so-called GNC members that had met with the
families of the car bomb victims. He said that he had offered sympathy,
condolences and support and promised improved security to the shameless traitors and supporters of foreign occupation.
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