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David Cameron: We will use military force to free Libya

dandelion salad | 02.03.2011 21:17 | Anti-militarism | Other Press | Repression | Sheffield | World

The US and NATO bases in Italy are preparing for military action against Libya. Britain, France and the United States have dispatched hundreds of military advisors to Libya to set up military bases in the country's oil-rich east. British and US special forces entered Libyan port cities of Benghazi and Toburk on February 23 and 24.

The Times, 1 March 2011
The Times, 1 March 2011

Daily Mail, 1 March 2011
Daily Mail, 1 March 2011

UK Prime Minister Cameron: We will use military force to free Libya

[propaganda alert]

2 March 2011

compiled by Cem Ertür

1) UK PM Cameron: We do not in any way rule out the use of military force against Libya (28 February 2011)

2) UK PM Cameron: We value our security co-operation with the Persian Gulf countries highly (22 February 2011)


“For the future of Libya and its people, Colonel Gaddafi’s regime must end and he must leave. To that end we are taking every step possible to isolate the Gaddafi regime, deprive it of money, shrink its power [...] With respect to all these actions, Britain is taking a lead. [...]

And we do not in any way rule out the use of military assets [against Libya]. [...] I have asked the [UK] Ministry of Defence and the [UK] Chief of the Defence Staff to work with our allies on plans for a military no-fly zone [in Libya].”

[UK Prime Minister David Cameron, statement on the situation in Libya, The House of Commons of the British Parliament, London, 28 February 2011] [1]

“We value our security co-operation with Kuwait and the [Persian] Gulf [countries] highly. [...] The continued failure of the Middle East Peace Process to achieve justice for Palestinians or security for Israelis the threat of Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon and the growing threat from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are not just security problems for the region, but security problems shared by the whole world. [...]

I come here today offering a new chapter in Britain’s long partnership with our friends in this region. Over generations we have built a partnership based on our shared interests in prosperity and security. But in a changing world ours must now also be a partnership that recognises the importance of political and economic reform.”

[UK Prime Minister David Cameron, speech on UK’s relationship with the Middle East, The National Assembly of Kuwait, Kuwait City, 22 February 2011] [2]



[1] Prime Minister’s statement on Libya (the official website of the UK Prime Minister’s Office), 28 February 2011

[2] Prime Minister’s speech to the National Assembly, Kuwait (the official website of the UK Prime Minister’s Office), 22 February 2011


related links:

NATO involvement in Libya and the African continent

by Rick Rozoff, Global Research, 2 March 2011

Libya: Is Washington Pushing for Civil War to Justify a US-NATO Military Intervention?

by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Global Research, 25 February 2011


from the archives:

Pentagon and NATO apply Afghanistan-Pakistan war model to Africa

by Rick Rozoff, Global Research, 2 January 2011

UK planning to evacuate expats from the Persian Gulf region in the event of war with Iran

propaganda alert compiled by Cem Ertür, Dandelion Salad, 30 December 2010


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Display the following 6 comments

  1. Before you hyper ventilate too much ... — armchair general
  2. Press Release: Libya – US/ UK/ European interference not welcomed by protestors — Massoud Shadjareh
  3. Americans must say no to economic and military intervention in Libya — United National Antiwar Committee (UNAC)
  4. @ armchair general — Respect to the people of Libya
  5. Oh yeah? — heard it all before
  6. We should all sit on out arses and let Gaddaffi kill everyone — mitch