There is finally some good news in Libya. Pro-Gaddafi rebels have clashed with NATO owned troops in the city of Bani Walid, a former major support base for Mummar Gaddafi. The real rebels stormed the city controlled by Libya’s National Transitional Council and took it back after killing at least five and injuring 30 others. Local official, M’barek al-Fotmani, says that the rebels began attacking the TNC forces with 100 to 150 men armed with small arms and 106mm anti-tank weapons.
According to reports, the fighting started over the arrest of a Gaddafi loyalist on Monday. There has been unending civil unrest in the country since the invasion of NATO back forces, also with capture and murder of Libyan leader Mummar Gaddafi.
The Western elite are all too aware of the reality of how fragile their puppet government is. Speaking to the media, Sabah al-Mukhtar, president of the Arab Lawyers Association in London, said this:
“Reason number one is that the arms are still in the hands of the various militias in various areas. At the same time, the political views of the people are in conflict. You have a situation when people want Islam to be a part of the constitution, while you have others that are liberals who do not. So you have the conflict on policies as well as the availability of arms.”
This latest incident of capturing a city and destroying the NTC forces inside shows that the real patriots of Libya have not been defeated. Despite all the efforts of the NATO forces and the crimes they committed against the population, they have not bent to their imperialist will. Hopefully this will be a start to the resistance of NATO and we will soon see the nation of Libya back in the hands of the Libyan people.