Thursday, 24 February 2011

Tripoli - A City in the Shadow of Death

By Robert Fisk

Gunfire in the suburbs – and hunger and rumour in the capital as thousands race for last tickets out of a city sinking into anarchy. Continue

Why Europe Fears the North African Uprisings
The Spectre of a Black Europe

By Behzad Yahmaian

The loss of Europe's hired gun in the fight against irregular migration will lead to a more open confrontation between the EU armed guards and the African migrants in high seas. How far will Europe go to stop the African from reaching its frontiers? Continue

The CIA's Killing Spree in Lahore

By Mike Whitney

Does Clinton know that after Davis shot his victims 5 times in the back, he calmly strode back to his car, grabbed his camera, and photographed the dead bodies? Continue

The Push of Conscience and Secretary Clinton

By Ray McGovern

Hillary Clinton – both as a U.S. senator and as Secretary of State – has demonstrated a nonchalant readiness to unleash the vast destructiveness of American military power. The charitable explanation, I suppose, is that she knows nothing of war from direct personal experience. Continue

Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators

By Michael Hastings

The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in "psychological operations" to manipulate visiting American senators into providing more troops and funding for the war, Rolling Stone has learned – and when an officer tried to stop the operation, he was railroaded by military investigators. Continue

My Tortured Journey With Former Guantanamo Detainee David Hicks

By Jason Leopold

Hicks was picked up at a taxi stand by the Northern Alliance in November 2001 and sold to US forces for about $1,500. Continue

50 dead in clashes across Somalia: witnesses: Some 50 people, many of them fighters, were killed Wednesday in clashes across Somalia, witnesses and officials said.
UN: 57 Somalis Drown in Waters Near Yemen: The agency reported Thursday that 54 of those who died were refugees and three were smugglers.
Report: 23 killed in clashes in north-western Libya : At least 23 people have died in clashes between protesters and security forces in the north-western city of al-Zawiya, the Libyan news website Quryna reported.
Gaddafi blames unrest on al-Qaeda: "It is obvious now that this issue is run by al-Qaeda," he said, speaking by phone from un unspecified location. He said that the protesters were young people who were being manipulated by al-Qaeda, and that many were doing so under the influence of drugs.
Qaddafi Loyalists Hold Tripoli as Lines Harden With Opponents: “Gunfire starts at sunset and lasts all night in Tripoli,” said Mohamed Hassan, a carpenter. Yasser al-Badry, also a carpenter, said live bullets were “all over the ground” after one crackdown against protesters in the capital.
Live Blog - Libya Feb 24 : As the uprising in Libya enters its tenth day, we keep you updated on the developing situation from our headquarters in
Official: U.S. Military options for Libya being planned: "Our job is to give options from the military side and that is what we are thinking about now," he said. "We will provide the president with options should he need them."
Chomsky: US supports stable dictators: "For the Arab public, the major threat by overwhelming majority is the US and Israel,"
EU urged to share asylum burden: Countries in southern Europe urge the EU to share out the burden of accepting migrants from North Africa as a new influx is predicted.
Suicide bomber kills at least 11 in Iraq: A suicide bomber blew himself up during a ceremony in a cultural center in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi on Thursday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 18 others, police and government officials said.
Over 10,000 protesters gathered in Sulaimaniya, Iraq: Around 10,000 protesters gathered on Wednesday in central Sulaimaniya, calling for political, economic and social reforms, according to a well-informed source.
PM urges Iraqis not to attend Friday's protests: Thousands of Iraqis are expected to take to the streets on Friday to protest against poor basic services in a wave of demonstrations inspired by anti-government uprisings that have rattled the Arab world.
Extrajudicial Killing:: US Kills 6 People In Pakistan: The officials said three missiles slammed into the house, killing four people. Two people were killed in the strike on the car. They did not identify the victims.
Five security officials killed in attack on Khyber check post: Separately, in Khyber’s Bara area, three people were killed in clashes between armed militants from two banned organisations.
Pakistan's intelligence ready to split with CIA: Pakistan's ISI spy agency is ready to split with the CIA because of frustration over what it calls heavy-handed pressure and its anger over what it believes is a covert U.S. operation involving hundreds of contract spies, according to an internal document obtained by The Associated Press and interviews with U.S. and Pakistani officials.
US-Pak military hold secret meeting: Top US-Pakistan military brass, including army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, held a day-long secret meeting at a luxury resort in Oman
Did Davis double-cross US as recruitment point man for Taliban?: American official Raymond Davis, arrested for double murder, had "close links" with Taliban and was "instrumental" in recruiting youths for it, the media here claimed on Tuesday, close on the heels of reports in the US that he was a CIA agent tracking movements of terror groups like LeT.
One protester killed in Yemen: At least one person was killed and several were wounded Thursday in a landmine explosion when scores of anti-government protesters were marching in Yemen's southern province of Abyan, police said.
Yemen: Unrest in Sanaa, bloodshed in Aden : The fatalities - one named Yassin Askar, the other unidentified - were among three people taken to Naqib hospital in Aden, where demonstrators hurled stones at police, set tyres and vehicles on fire and stormed a municipal building where heavy gunfire was heard.
Yemeni lawmakers resign: - Eight members of Yemen's ruling party resigned in part to protest the government's violent response to anti-government protesters, media reports said.
Muslim Brotherhood calls for mass protest against new Egyptian cabinet: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood called to hold a mass rally next Friday in Cairo's Tahrir Square to demand a new government. The Al Quds Al Arabi newspaper said the movement, which was banned during the rule of president Hosni Mubarak, is demanding a government without any figure who served under Mubarak.
Egypt detains minister, TV boss : Egyptian police detained the former information minister and state broadcasting chief as part of an anti-corruption probe following the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak.
'Bahrain govt. must resign Thursday': Bahrainis will go on a nationwide strike and hold more massive demonstrations if the government does not resign on Thursday, an opposition figure says.
Judge approves Assange extradition: Lawyers for the 39-year-old Australian said they would be contesting the decision, having previously argued that Assange would not be given a fair trial in Sweden and could face extradition to the United States.
Assange extradition order 'gang rape': mother: The mother of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday condemned a court order for his extradition to Sweden as "political and legal gang rape", the Australian Associated Press reported.
Saudi held on Texas terror charge: He is accused of eyeing targets including the Dallas home of former president George W Bush
In case you missed it: WMD Plot Uncovered In East Texas: Three people linked to white supremacist and anti-government groups are in custody. At least one weapon of mass destruction - a sodium cyanide bomb capable of delivering a deadly gas cloud - has been seized in the Tyler area.
S&P downgrades Ireland's debt rating: The agency said Wednesday that it was cutting its rating on Ireland by one notch to A minus from A and warned that another downgrade could be enacted by April.
'I won't pay' movement spreads across Greece: In light of austerity measures, citizens ignore tolls, transit ticket costs, even bills for healthcare
Providence plans to pink slip all teachers: The school district plans to send out dismissal notices to every one of its 1,926 teachers, an unprecedented move that has union leaders up in arms.

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