Appeal of Tuareg leader to Tuareg and Libyan Tribes
There have been reports and rumors, for a couple of months, of a possible new union of Tuareg, Libyan, and other tribes. None of the rumors regarding new Saharan tribal alliances have been confirmed, and I do not know if there is even a way to obtain such a confirmation.
In the video below, a man who is apparently a Tuareg leader reminds the Tuaregs that, before the alleged death of Muammar Gaddafi [Mathaba official position: Muammar Gaddafi is alive], the Tuaregs had elected Muammar as their Sultan (leader). He reminds them that, when one of their leaders is killed, the perpetrators are dealt with. He makes his appeal to all the Tuaregs of Libya, Algeria, Western Sahara, Mali and Niger.
The individual making the appeal does not describe himself, and that must be kept in mind. But, I tend to believe that the appeal is genuine, as it is made via iLibya TV, and I cannot see what reason the northern countries would have in creating a false report about Tuaregs uniting to fight against them and the Libyan traitors.
The Tuaregs are considered, by both Western and Russian intelligence, to be the best desert fighters on earth. They are known for their stealth and for their physical stamina, being able to walk 30 miles, in the hot desert, while only eating a few dates and a tiny amount of water.
Assuming that Tuareg entrance to the Green Resistance is really occuring, I hope that the Tuareg tribes, and their leaders, are fully aware of the technological capabilities of the demon north. I hope that all planning has, and will, take those capabilities into consideration, and that those plans have compensated for those capabilities. I’m talking reality here.
[As an aside, I’d like to say that the issue of Jamahiriya use of “mercenaries,” it seems to me, is now a non-issue. It is typical of the northern countries to hold everybody else to the letter of the law, but to ignore the law when it is convenient for them to do so. The northern countries used their propaganda organs in the mainstream media to condemn Jamahiriya use of mercenaries, even when no such use had occurred.
[For eight straight months, we have all witnessed the brutal use of mercenaries, by the northern countries, from France, England, Belgium, Qatar, Pakistan, Columbia and elsewhere. If the entrance of the Tuareg tribes in Libya is a fact, than that entrance would be, of course, at the request of the legitimate government of Libya, the Libyan Jamahiriya. The same would be the case of African fighters, Arab fighters, Russian fighters, American fighters, Indian fighters, or any other fighters that the Jamahiriya would approve of helping it regain its rightful control over Libya.
[The West does not apologize for the use of mercenaries from private companies, such as the company formerly known as Blackwater. It uses these companies, but is able to hide that use from the press, because it owns the press. So, all “rules” must be thrown out of the window. Libya must be won back for the Jamahiriya, and for the people of Libya, by any means necessary].
I remain optimistic about the prospects for the Libyan Jamahiriya! But, at the same time, as I have done many times before, I feel that I must caution readers to take it one day at a time. It is one thing to hope and pray and believe in a quick, pro-Jamahiriya conclusion to the situation in Libya. But it is quite another to make predictions that are based only on enthusiasm, without having all of the on-the-ground facts at hand.
It is better to take it one day at a time, rather than to set oneself up for a possible let-down. We assume, and hope, that careful strategic planning is being carried out by those of the Jamahiriya and the Green Resistance that are responsible for that planning. May Almighty Allah (God) bring liberation to Libya!
Appeal of Tuareg tribe to all Libyan tribes.
Full text of video speach.
To all our tribes in Libya, you have suffered huge losses because of this false revolution, the revolution of mercenaries from NATO…
…My brothers Touareg tribes of Libya and Africa, you elected th…e deceased Gaddafi as your leader and we know that the Touareg, when one of their leader is killed, are mobilizing to deal with perpetrators. My brothers Touareg I have to tell you that your leader was killed by the hands of people who know neither God nor his prophet and commit atrocities like those committed by the Jews. …
…As you have seen the abuse they inflicted on the body of your leader and it is time to react. We know where you are opposed to these mercenaries and this is your reaction will determine the fate of the perpetrators of these mercenaries and colonizers. Yes my brothers Tuareg of Libya, Algeria, Western Sahara, Mali and Niger, you who used to come visit your leader and you know its position with respect to the Tuareg: you honored and made you leaders and officers and leaders…
…Today we must sound the trumpet and start the fierce resistance to burn the earth under their feet. Your grandfather Omar Mokhtar is the right model for you to know. The tomb of Ghaddafi be for you and for us a beacon that lights our way in the fight against these renegades.
Adou Mbareck Athawara الثورة، جهزوا روحكم يا جردان الناتو في ليبيا
Appeal of Tuareg Amazigh tribe to all Libyan tribes:
To all our tribes in Libya, you have suffered huge losses because of this false revolution, the revolution of mercenaries from NATO. My brothers Touareg tribes of Libya and Africa, you elected the deceased Gaddafi as your leader and we know that the Touareg, when one of their leader is killed, are mobilizing to deal with perpetrators. My brothers Touareg I have to tell you that your leader was killed by the hands of people who know neither God nor his prophet and commit atrocities like those committed by the Jews. As you have seen the abuse they inflicted on the body of your leader and it is time to react. We know where you are opposed to these mercenaries and this is your reaction will determine the fate of the perpetrators of these mercenaries and colonizers. Yes my brothers Tuareg of Libya, Algeria, Western Sahara, Mali and Niger, you who used to come visit your leader and you know its position with respect to the Tuareg: you honored and made you leaders and officers and leaders. Today we must sound the trumpet and start the fierce resistance to be…الطوارق تاورغاء ليبيا المقاومة والتحرير تشاد نيجر مالي السينيغال موريتانيا الجزائر نيجيريا
libya libie libia touareg tawerga amazigh imazighen اسلام امازيغ revolution
Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, can expect a warm welcome and even help hiding among the desert communities south of Libya which were long courted by his father.
Alienated further from the West by a war which risks unsettling a fragile regional peace, some were ready to defy an International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant and shelter the son of a man who for years promoted the kinship of Saharan peoples.
“We are ready to hide him wherever needed,” said Mouddour Barka, a resident of Agadez in northern Niger.
“We are telling the international community to stay out of this business and our own authorities not to hand him over — otherwise we are ready to go out onto the streets and they will have us to deal with,” he added.
Earlier this week hundreds joined a communal prayer at Agadez’s main mosque in memory of Gaddafi and to ask for God’s blessing for his children.
A senior Libyan official said on Thursday Saif al-Islam, 39, fearing the same fate as his slain father, was trying to arrange an aircraft to fly him from a desert refuge into the custody of the ICC, the world’s top war crimes court.
His location remains unclear but Libyan and other sources have suggested he is somewhere in the mountainous border region between Niger and Mali, two African countries which have signed the Rome Statute of The Hague-based court.
Niger’s government in the capital Niamey has vowed to meet its ICC commitments but 750 km (400 miles) north in a region where cross-border allegiances among Tuareg nomads often outweigh national ties, the picture looks different.
“I am ready to welcome him in. For me his case is quite simply a humanitarian one,” said Mohamed Anako, president of the council of Agadez region, a barren stretch of land almost the same size of France.
“Libya and Niger are brother countries and cousins. You find the same communities in Libya as you do in northern Niger — so we will welcome him in,” said Anako, who said only that he had heard “talk” of Saif al-Islam being in the area.
Aided by local Tuareg guides in a region Niger concedes is too vast for its forces to patrol effectively, Saif al-Islam could remain hidden almost indefinitely in the mountains that straddle the borders of Niger, Algeria and Mali.
Libya’s southern neighbors learned to live with Gaddafi, accepting his largesse despite exasperation at his vision of a trans-Saharan people, rhetoric which prompted concerns over their territorial integrity in a region where borders are already porous.
For northern communities in both Niger and Mali, the NATO-backed Libyan war that removed Gaddafi has brought nothing but trouble, with thousands of African migrant workers and armed Tuaregs who fought for the fallen dictator turning up at their door.
This has sparked new concerns over stability in countries which have only in the past two years won respite from years of off-on Tuareg rebellions sometimes goaded on by Gaddafi.
While the security consequences for the region may take months to become clear, the build-up in recent weeks of 500 armed pro-Gaddafi fighters in the Kidal region of Mali by the Nigerien border may offer an opportunity for Saif al-Islam.
“He could be anywhere in the border region around Niger, Mali or Algeria,” said a ministerial source in Mali.
“But hundreds of Libyan soldiers, all of Malian origin, are sheltering in Kidal, where they came in convoys commanded by pro-Gaddafi colonels. He would be safer among his own in Mali,” the source added.
From Reuters – October 28, 2011