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UN official "deplores" NATO attack on Libyan TV
reuters.com ^ | August 8, 2011

Posted on 08/08/2011 6:51:19 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

UNITED NATIONS Aug 8 (Reuters) - The head of the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO sharply rebuked NATO on Monday for its July 30 air strikes against Libyan state television that killed several people and wounded nearly a dozen.

"I deplore the NATO strike on Al-Jamahiriya and its installations," UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said in a statement.

"Media outlets should not be targeted in military actions," she said. "U.N. Security Council Resolution 1738 (2006) condemns acts of violence against journalists and media personnel in conflict situations."

Paris-based UNESCO is the U.N. agency that oversees issues related to freedom of expression and press freedom.

NATO said at the time it bombed three ground-based satellite transmission dishes in Tripoli to silence "terror broadcasts" on state television by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi during an uprising against his rule that has prompted a violent reaction from his forces.

Bokova said the NATO strikes were "contrary to the principles of the Geneva Conventions," which she said have established the civilian status of journalists in times of war, even when they engage in propaganda. She said the NATO strikes killed three media workers and wounded 21 people.

"Silencing the media is never a solution," she said. "Fostering independent and pluralistic media is the only way to enable people to form their own opinion."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: unesco

1 posted on 08/08/2011 6:51:26 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

NATO didn’t attack the TV! That was somebody else! Dumbass UN guys!


2 posted on 08/08/2011 6:53:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The UN would have protected Joseph Goebbels and the Nazi propaganda machine during WW2.

Time to cut off most funding to this morally corrupt organization.


3 posted on 08/08/2011 6:57:29 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Tailgunner Joe

A few months back weren’t we told by the administration this would be over in two weeks?


4 posted on 08/08/2011 7:01:19 PM PDT by Iron Munro (One Trillion seconds = 31,709.79 YEARS / One Trillion dollars = Obama's small change)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

NATO didn’t attack the TV! That was somebody else! Dumbass UN guys!
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that’s news to NATO, since NATO ADMITS they bombed the TV transmitters. Just as the admit they dropped over 2 THOUSAND smart bombs to “enforce” the “no-fly zone”.
Just as NATO has admitted killing civilians by accident,
including children.
Just as NATO admitted using attack heliocopters in direct support of “rebels”, who in Al-Jazeera interviews, admit they are Islamists and Al-Queda.
(Several NGO’s have also said this.)

Syria attacks peaceful protesters with TANKS, and we only send them a “strongly worded letter.
...yet (unconfirmed) reports of a few “civilians” killed by Gaddafi, caused a billion dollar campaign dropping thousands of bombs, even on TV transmitters, to stop the “dangerous” leader even from speaking on TV.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2756130/posts
NATO bombs Libyan TV transmitters
“NATO said Moammar Gadhafi’s inflammatory broadcasts have been designed to mobilize his supporters.” “

...just as in Kosovo and Serbia, we have been tricked into doing the Islamists dirty work for them...


5 posted on 08/09/2011 8:42:19 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Elendur

Um. It was a joke about someone attacking a TV. Kind of like the one people have in their living rooms. Nevermind. I probably screwed it up anyway.


6 posted on 08/09/2011 6:48:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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