The Conclusion of the Conference of the Tribes of Libya May, 6, 2011
First: on the national level:
1. Libya is an independent country. Non Libyans have no legitimate right to intervene in the affairs of Libya. It' is only Libyans who should have the freedom and the right to choose their own political, economic and social system.
2. The unity and independence of Libya are above every other consideration and are not a subject for debate or negotiation.
3. Mouammar Al-gaddafi is a historical Leader, the symbol of the Libyan
Revolution and the builder of Aljamaheriya. We cannot and will not
abandon him or forsake him. As for the State, its administration and
institutions, all Libyans have the right to mange them in the way and
method they see fit.
4. The Conference has decided to put an end to
the Trial of our nation and declares the start of a process of
peace-making and forgiveness towards those who decide to put down their
arms. To heal the wounds of our nation, the Conference will initiate the
forming of specialised committees dedicated to the measuring,
evaluating and understanding the extent of human and material losses of
the Crisis in all Libyan cities and towns. Other specialised committees
will work to investigate and judge the causes and factors that lead to
Crisis. A national process of compensation for all individual losses
will take place thereafter.
5. The Conference rejects and
criminalises any attempt to by any Libyan to seek support from foreign
powers, or facilitate foreign intervention, or aid foreign aggression
against Libya. The Conference considers such acts as Grand Treason for
which all those involved shall be tried.
6. The Conference rejects
and criminalises any attempt to aid the traitors and agents of the
foreign powers in Libya and calls upon their tribes to forsake them and
to provide them with no support and to cease talks with them.
7. The Conference regards any agreement or promise given by the traitors to any foreign country as invalid and worthless.
8. The Conference will work on a General Amnesty Law which will include
all those who were involved in the Crisis and took up arms. The General
Amnesty Law is a means of laying the path ahead for a new era of peace
9. The Conference emphasises the importance of
protecting the national wealth and basic resources of the Libyan People
such as oil, gas, water and Libyan assets outside Libya. We also work to
protect our great national enterprises such as the Great man-made
River, our sea-ports, our airports and our factories. Any harm directed
at these national facilities is to be regarded as Grand Treason of the
country and aggression against the Libyan nation. These facilities must
be under the full protection of the Armed Forces.
10. The Conference calls for the immediate initiation of a process that would lead finally to the adoption of a Constitutional framework able to protect rights and safeguards freedoms in Libya.
Second: on the International Level:
1. The Conference embraces all calls for peace and accepts regional and international peace initiatives with practical arrangements that would guarantee the ceasing of the foreign aggression.
2. The Conference rejects the UNSC resolutions 1970 & 1973 as they are invalid according to the UN Charter itself.
3. The Conference calls for negotiations with Western countries after
the complete halt of their aggression against our country. This should
then lead to a rearrangement of Libya's relations with the West based on
new foundations of mutual interests, respect, peace and Libya's
4. The Conference calls all non-permanent members of
the UNSC and those countries that refused to vote for the 1970 and 1973
resolutions to exert their best efforts for the annulment of the these
two unjust resolutions.
(these conclusions appeared on The Wall Street Journal comments-section by Tais Afinskaya May 27, 2011)Thanks to Chris Sedlmair for referring to this article
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