LIBYAN PEACE TALKS

Len McCluskey: Libyan intervention should be halted and peace talks should be launched

6/4/2011 – The attack on Libya by British, French and US forces is wrong and should be halted without any further delay or futile loss of life, Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite the Union, considers.

In his article published by The Guardian McCluskey writes: “I believe the present military intervention is a mistake which shows the lessons of Iraq have still not been learned.” Prolonging the conflict will surely lead to more civilian deaths at the hands of troops on both sides, in addition to those directly caused by the bombing, according to the author. The present action raises the alternative possibility of escalation, leading to military occupation of all or part of Libya. Similar occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown how disastrous and counter-productive such interventions are, McCluskey reminds. “Escalation and “boots on the ground” will cost British soldiers’ lives and will once more stoke up hostility to Britain across the Middle East and the Muslim world,” the author warns.

Rather than pumping up a civil war, coalition-members should be joining others in pushing for a ceasefire followed by international assistance in negotiating a better future for Libyans. “This could only lead to an extension of democracy in Libya at the very least, something that will be made harder by prolonged conflict” the author concludes.

http://en.gpf-yaroslavl.ru/news/Len-McCluskey-Libyan-inte…

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8 thoughts on “LIBYAN PEACE TALKS

  1. kruitvat Post author

    THE ‘NO FLY ZONE’ OF IBRAHIM SAHAD…

    Rebels say Libya peace talks offer a trap
    Mar 8, 2011

    Ibrahim Sahad, an opposition figure in exile in the USA, has accused Moamar Gaddafi of trying to trap opponents by apparently offering to start negotiations with opposition leaders in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

    Ibrahim Sahad: “A no-fly zone should be imposed on Libya so Gaddafi would not be able to use his air force to bomb the populations, to bomb the other cities and also he could not use the planes to bring more equipment and weapons.”

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/08/3158337.htm

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  2. kruitvat Post author

    WHERE ARE THE UN ‘PEACE TALKS’ ?

    UN chief sends envoy to Libya for peace talks – The National

    Mar 30, 2011

    LONDON // The UN is to attempt to broker a peaceful solution to the conflict in Libya, it was announced last night.

    As the US and Britain made it clear that military attacks on the Qaddafi regime would continue, the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, said he was sending an envoy back to Libya in a bid to secure a peaceful settlement in talks with both sides.

    http://www.thenational.ae/news/worldwide/africa/un-chief-sends-envoy-to-libya-for-peace-talks

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  3. kruitvat Post author

    Pope Calls for Peace Talks Over Libya
    28/3/2011
    Faced with the increasingly dramatic reports from Libya, my trepidation for the safety and security of civilians and my concern for the unfolding situation, currently signed by the use of arms, is growing. In times of greatest tension, the need to put to use all means available to diplomacy becomes increasingly urgent and to support even the weakest signs of openness and willingness on both sides involved, for reconciliation in search of peaceful and lasting solutions. In view of this, as I lift my prayer to the Lord for a return to harmony in Libya and the entire North African region, I also appeal to the international bodies and all those in positions of military and political responsibility, for the immediate start of dialogue and the suspension of the use of weapons.

    http://www.h2onews.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=224448583

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  4. kruitvat Post author

    French minister to attend Darfur peace talks in Libya

    October 26, 2007 (PARIS) — French Agricultural Minister Michel Barnier will represent France in the Darfur peace negotiations scheduled to begin Saturday in the Libyan city of Syrte, the French foreign ministry said Friday.

    “As the minister for foreign affairs Bernard Kouchner is currently visiting Asia, it is the agricultural minister Barnier, accompanied by foreign affairs officials, who will personally represent President Nicolas Sarkozy during the opening of the negotiations in Syrte,” said the foreign ministry spokeswoman Pascale Andreani.

    Barnier is a former foreign minister 2004-5.

    Paris also appointed a special envoy for Darfur peace talks, Issa Maraut, who will follow the peace talks.

    The Darfur peace negotiations, due to start Saturday in Libya, are facing numerous hurdles due to boycott threats by seven rebel factions, persistent violence in the region and the current political crisis between the northern and southern Sudan, according to reports.

    http://www.sudantribune.com/French-minister-to-attend-Darfur,24446

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  5. kruitvat Post author

    Russia calls for ceasefire, peace talks in Libya
    English.news.cn 2011-03-30

    MOSCOW, March 30 (Xinhua) — An immediate ceasefire and the start of peace talks in Libya are key priorities for the country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.

    According to Russian state TV, Lavrov discussed the situation in Libya with Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Schpindler.

    “The reforms (in Libya) have ripened, but what the Libyan state would be, this is up to the Libyans themselves. What is clear, this will be a different, democratic regime,” Lavrov said.

    The Russian foreign minister said that Moscow was concerned with the forceful developments around Libya and urged both sides there to start internal political dialogue.

    He also expressed Moscow’s disagreement with the intentions of some military operation’s participants to arm the rebels.

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-03/30/c_13805879.htm

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  6. kruitvat Post author

    Libya: Americans send former congressman to Tripoli for peace talks
    Apr 6 2011

    A FORMER US congressman is in the Libyan capital for talks with Muammar Gaddafi on efforts to end the country’s crisis.

    A spokesman for Curt Weldon says he arrived in Tripoli today after Gaddafi invited him.

    Mr Weldon would be one of the few high-profile Westerners to meet Gaddafi since the rebellion against his four-decade rule began in February.

    Mr Weldon is a Republican from Pennsylvania who served in Congress for two decades before losing his seat in 2006.

    It is not clear why Gaddafi sought to meet him, although Mr Weldon was part of a bipartisan delegation that visited Libya in 2004.
    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/2011/04/06/libya-americans-send-former-congressman-to-tripoli-for-peace-talks-86908-23042543/

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  7. kruitvat Post author

    Len McCluskey: Libyan intervention should be halted and peace talks should be launched

    6/04/2011

    The attack on Libya by British, French and US forces is wrong and should be halted without any further delay or futile loss of life, Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite the Union, considers.
    In his article published by The Guardian McCluskey writes: “I believe the present military intervention is a mistake which shows the lessons of Iraq have still not been learned.” Prolonging the conflict will surely lead to more civilian deaths at the hands of troops on both sides, in addition to those directly caused by the bombing, according to the author. The present action raises the alternative possibility of escalation, leading to military occupation of all or part of Libya. Similar occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown how disastrous and counter-productive such interventions are, McCluskey reminds. “Escalation and “boots on the ground” will cost British soldiers’ lives and will once more stoke up hostility to Britain across the Middle East and the Muslim world,” the author warns.
    Rather than pumping up a civil war, coalition-members should be joining others in pushing for a ceasefire followed by international assistance in negotiating a better future for Libyans. “This could only lead to an extension of democracy in Libya at the very least, something that will be made harder by prolonged conflict” the author concludes.

    The Guardian
    http://en.gpf-yaroslavl.ru/news/Len-McCluskey-Libyan-intervention-should-be-halted-and-peace-talks-should-be-launched

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