dimanche 16 décembre 2012

Libya / France: 170 innocent victims of Mouammar Gaddafi for a single opponent.

My father was in the DC10 ...

         On 19 September 1989, the DC10 flight UT-722 from the defunct French airline "Air Transport Union (UTA)" explodes above the Ténéré desert in Niger. The pieces of the bodies of victims of the attack scatter of 60 km2. It is 14h 59' in Paris.
There were on board 170 passengers and crew of 18 nationalities (including 98 Africans): 54 French, 48 Congolese (Brazzaville), 25 Chadians, nine Italians, 8 Americans, 5 Cameroonians, four British, three Zaireans (DRC) , 3 Canadians, 2 Central Africans, two Malians, two Swiss, one Algerian, one Belgian, one Bolivian, one Greek, one Moroccan and one Senegalese.
         A charge of a kilo of PETN (pentaerythritol tetranitrate), a powerful explosive was hidden in the baggage compartment of the aircraft. The three-engine long-haul Mac Donnell Douglas (263. 085 Tons) flying at its maximum cruise speed (908 km/h) disappeared from radar screens at Roissy in Paris for 46 minutes. The scene takes place above the desert of Ténéré (Niger) is spectacular and apocalyptic, but no eyewitness. Debris from the UTA DC-10 had spread over 100 km2. On 19 September 1989, the unit linked Brazzaville to Paris via N'Djamena. This is the deadliest act of terrorism perpetrated against France in Africa.

Gaddafi wanted only the head of Mohammed Youssef Al-Magarief.

                         July 28, 2011, Abderrahmane Chalgham, a former foreign minister of          Gaddafi entered dissent made the revelation on the responsibility of the Tripoli regime in an interview with Al-Hayat, a Saudi newspaper published in London. Joined the insurgents in Benghazi revolution which would lead to the overthrow and death of Muammar Gaddafi seven months later. Former Permanent Representative of the Libyan to the United Nations in New York, he confirmed the direct responsibility of the Libyan intelligence services in the bombing on September 19, 1989 against the French airliner UTA.

Of the 170 victims of the accident, one passenger, Mohammed Yousef Al-Magarief, was missing. "Our services were convinced that Mohamed Youssef Al-Magarief was on board, and that was not the case," says the Libyan diplomat.
         Gaddafi had demanded his head to his brother-in love, head of intelligence services, Abdallah Senoussi. One of the sources he had learned that he had to return to Paris at the end of an African tour, he gave the order to the French airliner. No matter the risk and cost. He was carrying out the orders of the Libyan dictator.

Mohammed Youssef Al-Magarief, the man worth 170 innocent victims?

         Born in 1940 in Benghazi, he graduated in Economics and a PhD in Finance from Britain. In the 1970s, he held senior positions in the regime of Muammar Gaddafi. In 1980, he resigned from his post as ambassador of India to Libya with other dissidents founded the Front of National Libyan Salvation (FSNL).
         During his exile, he is hunted by the intelligence services of Muammar Gaddafi who had launched a campaign in 1980 to liquidate opponents in several Arab and Western countries, described by the late dictator of "stray dogs."
Mohammed Yousef Al-Megaryef has survived several assassination attempts, including Rome in 1981, in Casablanca in 1984 and Madrid in 1985, according to Asma, one of his daughters. But the most famous is that of 19 September 1989 when the Libyan regime blew up a French airliner UTA, thinking that Mohammad Youssef al-Megaryef then main opposition figure, was on board, according to the confessions of a former foreign minister of Gaddafi, Abdelrahman Chalgham.
His family in Libya is persecuted and several of his brothers were imprisoned by Gaddafi.
         On 7 July 2012, he was elected member of Congress National Executive (CGN) under the banner of the National Front Party. His training which he is president, then won three seats out of 200. On 9 August 2012, he was elected president of the General National Congress who took power from the hands of the National Transitional Council. He is married and father of six girls and a boy.

A sacred duty to Mohammed Youssef Al-Magaryef and the Libyan Government: Rehabilitating the Memory of the 170 missing innocent.

         1625 parents of today 170 people including 98 Africans, have formed a group to demand justice. The association is chaired by Guillaume Denoix de Saint-Marc, whose father was the pilot of the plane UTA DC-10 (UT 772).
          These families have the right to truth, the whole truth about this vile terrorist act. They have a right to bring a civil suit against Abdallah Senoussi, the former security chief of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya currently in prison and five thugs. This process should take place publicly and televised at least in 18 countries of origin of victims.
         Money can not erase the immense pain of these families, they have all the same right to compensation commensurate with the wealth of Muammar Gaddafi at this time. Rather than a lump-won and determined (based on what?) by the French courts for domestic politically Libyan dictator today in hell.
         Libya must be also sentenced to erect and maintain "Memorials"
in Tripoli and in the 18 countries of origin of victims and repay France (on behalf of UTA) for memorials in the Ténéré desert, N'Djamena and Maya Maya in Brazzaville.
         We need the world condemns this ignominy that Africa could avert definitely specially this style of blind terrorism on behalf of their respective States.
         And this is the price that Libya find a human face and not the image of black gold gushing under his spell, that spitting Libyan by petrodollars.

"Our dead are never dead"

"The dead are no longer underground
Listen more often
Things that human beings,
It is the breath of dead ancestors,
That repeats every day the great pact
The law that binds our Spell
The heavy law that binds us to action "

(Birago, The Murmurs).

samedi 1 décembre 2012

Rwanda: The master of Cows

"We are not a herd of cows that are led blindly. We are the masters of cows. We are a small country, but we are not a small people. We are poor but we are rich in our minds. Nobody will prevent us from exercising our responsibilities without fear or reproach."

Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda.