In a video statement titled "NATO silences Gaddafi's terror broadcasts," NATO official Colonel Roland Lavoie said NATO had disabled the ground-based satellites in a precision airstrike.
Libyan state television continued to broadcast, however, and the Libyan Broadcasting Corporation issued a statement saying three employees were killed and 15 wounded in the strike.
"It's absolutely plausible that what NATO is concerned about is the dissemination of propaganda exploiting Younes's death, particularly now that there's more information suggesting it was an Islamist-orientated group that committed the killing," said Shashank Joshi, of London's Royal United Services Institute.
Update 00:01 1 Aug Guardian
The attempt to silence the government's TV broadcasts comes at a sensitive time for the rebels, who appear to be in disarray after the mysterious death of their military chief[Younis].
Comment section to Reuters article:
IS THIS THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH THEY TRYING TO CONVINCE THE OTHER NATIONS OF HELL AND THEN THE WORLD WILL SET AROUND TABLES WONDERING ” WHY TERRORISM SPREADING AROUND?” NOW YOU SHOULD KNOW WHY …..
Jul 30, 2011 12:22pm EDT -- Report as abuse
AFRICA needs to send forces to help Libya chase out the colonizers. They came in guise on UN limited mandate to protect civilians and now changed to full war to grab oil wealth. In the past they came as missionaries and changed to colonizers. For how long will Africa suffer from imperialism? Hauge , Cameroon and Sarkozy are ganging up to again to grab Africa resources using the bandits of Benghazi who are fooling innocent youth that this is a revolution and leading them to death in the process. If it is a revolution why should your own commander? NATO resorting to scorched earth policy show all they care for is OIL-even if all Libya infrastructure and people are destroyed in the process,oil will still be there. Libyans need to talk to each other and choose own leaders–it is not up to NATO to impose the bandits of Benghazi to Libyans
Jul 30, 2011 12:54pm EDT -- Report as abuse
the media has become completely hawkish now.
why isn’t any1 reporting about the nato bombing
of the water facility that provides water to
70% of libyans? that is a direct violation of
the geneva convention to attack a facility
used for civilians to survive. obama is more of a
war monger than bush and he didn’t even consult
congress. every1 is turning a blind eye.
Jul 30, 2011 5:29pm EDT -- Report as abuse
Bombing TV stations and satellite dishes to ‘protect civilians’. And stop ‘terror broadcasts’. We’ve become fascists.
Jul 30, 2011 5:31pm EDT -- Report as abuse
every1 knows this nato attack is all for oil. if libya’s #1 export was rice do u think nato would be there? kaddafi was making alliance with china, russia and others that scared the west. plus he demanded more $ for the oil. the media is complicit in spreading the lies of obama and europe. why did nato bomb installations that deliver water to 70% of libyans. isn’t that a war crime just by itself?
Jul 30, 2011 5:32pm EDT -- Report as abuse