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Photos of the Libyan Revolution by Neil Brandvold

Our friend Neil Brandvold has been traveling in Libya for the past week. The following are his photographs and captions from the revolution.

Rebels restocking ammunition

Woman mourning the loss of her son, a rebel fighter, at evening prayers in Benghazi

New rebel recruits march down Freedom Square in Benghazi only hours before two bombs were dropped by Gaddafi forces on rebel training grounds and munitions depot on the outskirts of the city, killing dozens

Rebel fighter en route to the front lines to fight troops loyal to Gaddafi in Ras Lanuf

Demonstrations in Freedom Square, Benghazi

Evening prayers in Freedom Square, Benghazi

Rebel fighter restocking munitions, preparing to head to the front lines to fight troops loyal to Gaddafi in Ras Lanuf

Rebels holding pieces from a MIG fighter jet they shot down near al Brega

Civilian who was shot through the stomach by Gaddafi loyalists in the battle for the town of al Brega

Young boy who had shrapnel from a stray bullet hit his face while he was tending goats

Rebel fighter who was shot through both arms and took shrapnel to his right eye during the battle for al Brega

Nurses in ICU discuss the chart of a rebel who was just brought in with serious bullet wounds while fighting on the outskirts of Ras Lanuf

Rebel soldier restocking trucks with weapons for soldiers on the front lines near Ras Lanuf

Remnants of cars bombed at a former police station in Tobruk

Bombing of the arms depot and rebel training camp in Benghazi. Dozens of soldiers killed, hundreds of weapons destroyed. As we walked through the smoldering ashes of weapons ranging from RPGs, machine guns and anti-aircraft guns, more MIG jets began flying overhead, sending everyone scrambling for cover

Bombing of rebel munitions depot in Benghazi

Gaddafi forces bomb a hospital food storage center in Benghazi

Friday evening prayers in Benghazi

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  1. […] Photos of the Libyan Revolution by Neil Brandvold (via P U L S E) March 7, 2011 by TooDamnEZ Our friend Neil Brandvold has been traveling in Libya for the past week. The following are his photographs and captions from the revolution.

  2. oblomov007 says:

    As regards the explosion at the arms depot, suspicion must fall on the UK Special forces unit found acting suspiciously in the area. It seems to me that Anglo-American interests are for a stalemate in the civil war and a divided Libya.
    I’m just watching Foreign Sec William Hague being less than convincing in his explanation of what they were up to.

  3. brian says:

    The Libyan insurgeny(what it really is) : what you seem unaware of:lets see alternatives views:

    1.have you been fooled by the libyan ‘revolution?
    http://www.counterpunch.org/johnstone03072011.html

    2. questions on Libya:
    have you been fooled by the libyan ‘revolution?
    http://www.counterpunch.org/johnstone03072011.html

    3. Its a counterrevolution!
    The conflict in Libya is not a revolution, but a counter-revolution. The struggle “is fundamentally a battle between Pan-African forces on the one hand, who are dedicated to the realization of Qaddafi’s vision of a united Africa, and reactionary racist Libyan Arab forces who reject Qaddafi’s vision of Libya as part of a united Africa.” The so-called Black African “mercenaries” are misnamed. “As a result of Libya’s support for liberation movements throughout Africa and the world, international battalions were formed” which are part of the Libyan armed forces.

    http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/libya-getting-it-right-revolutionary-pan-african-perspective

    4. No Tahrir in Benghazi: A Racist Pogrom Rages On against Black Africans in Libya
    http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2011/ford030311.html

    SO have we been fooled by these ‘revolutionaries’?

  4. brian says:

    Libyan insurgents begin to reverse decades of progress in African cooperation

    ‘As I have sought to explain here before, the Libyan rebels are not what we consider them to be. Now, before I get the accusation thrown at me that I paint the Libyan rebels with a wide brush, I want to make it clear that not all Libyan rebels share the same goals, motives and behavior.

    Gadaffi has sought to emancipate the African continent from centuries of exploitation by outside forces. Mistakes have surely been made, but I can only assume that Gadaffi has the best of intentions. As I mentioned before, Gadaffi blames the emergence of AIDS on American experimentation with biological weapons. Gadaffi is a driving force behind the African Union and other projects that seek to attempt to emancipate the African continent and end the continual division of the continent by outside forces through divide and conquer techniques.

    Last year, Gadaffi apologized for the long history of Arab slave trade of black Africans, an issue that many other rulers prefer to ignore. His full words were as following:

    “I regret the behavior of the Arabs… They brought African children to North Africa, they made them slaves, they sold them like animals, and they took them as slaves and traded them in a shameful way. I regret and I am ashamed when we remember these practices. I apologize for this,”

    The European Union on the other hand refuses to apologize for what has been done. Formal apologizing is blocked by Britain, the Netherlands (I’m so proud), Portugal, and Spain. Of course these also happen to be the nations that share the greatest responsibility for what has happened over the centuries. The European Union bureaucrats miss the genuineness the world needs in confronting this history.
    etc

    http://davidrothscum.blogspot.com/2011/03/libyan-insurgents-begin-to-reverse.html

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