Sunday, 1 May 2011

Nato Kills Gaddafi's Son And 3 Grandchildren

By Al Jazeera

Gaddafi and his wife were in the Tripoli house of his 29-year-old son, Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, when it was hit by at least one missile fired by a NATO warplane late on Saturday, according to Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim. Continue

Annals of a Golden Age
Peace Laureate Surpasses Reagan in Killing Gadafy Kin

By Chris Floyd

O how wonderful it is to live in such an enlightened age! Just think: not long ago, the U.S. government was seen as little more than a vast war machine -- brutal, murderous, inhumane, bent on global domination. Continue

Russian Official Tells Press NATO Going into Libya

By Kenneth Rapoza

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Russian press on Saturday that they were aware of a ground campaign being prepared within NATO and some European nations. Continue

Renouncing Empire

By Michael S. Rozeff

Like all social structures, the American empire makes heavy use of falsity, lies, illusions, deceptions, and myths that come to be taken as truths by those who are immersed in a structure. Continue

Panic From the Houses of Congress and Aipac?

By Franklin Lamb

On April 13, 2011, more than a dozen Israel “First, last and always” US congressional leaders from both houses of Congress held an urgent conference call organized by the pro-Israel Lobby, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Aipac). Continue

As a Holocaust Survivor, AIPAC Does Not Speak For Me

By Hedy Epstein

AIPAC does a disservice to the Palestinians, the Israelis and the American people. Continue

Donald Trump's Lunacy Reveals Core Truth About the Republicans

By Johann Hari

Enter stage (far) right Donald Trump, the bewigged billionaire who has filled America with phallic symbols and plastered his name across more surfaces than the average Central Asian dictator. Continue

17 "insurgents" killed in Afghanistan : Seventeen "insurgents", including a local Taliban commander, have been killed by Afghan soldiers during a four-day operation in the country's Badghis province, Xinhua reported.
7 Killed as Taliban Starts Afghanistan Offensive: Militants in Afghanistan killed seven people in bombing and shooting attacks Sunday, the first day of the Taliban's announced spring offensive, government officials said.
Afghan president says Taliban used child bomber: President Hamid Karzai is accusing the Taliban of using a 12-year-old as a suicide bomber and sending him to carry out an attack on Sunday that killed a local council member and three other civilians in eastern Afghanistan.
13 Iraqis die in day of deadly blasts: One blast happened near an army post at the entrance to a busy market in the northern city of Mosul on Saturday, a local security official was quoted as saying by Xinhua. Five soldiers were among the eight killed in the deadly incident, which also left 19 people injured.
Iraqi lawmakers approve $400M payment to Americans who claim abuse by Saddam Hussein’s regime: Many Iraqis consider themselves victims of both Saddam’s regime and the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and wonder why they should pay money for wrongs committed by the ousted dictator.
7 killed as Syria forces seize Daraa mosque: At least 66 people were killed on Friday when tens of thousands of people demonstrated across Syria, activists said.
Syrian regime engaged in genocide: Muslim Brotherhood: – Syria's Muslim Brotherhood accused the regime of President Bashar al-Assad on Friday of carrying out genocide in the country and called on citizens not to yield to tyrants.
Yemen: 6 killed as protesters shut down port city of Aden: Two servicemen and four civilians were killed yesterday and at least another 23 were wounded in south Yemen during a shutdown called by anti-government protesters, officials said.
Russia blasts NATO for airstrikes in Tripoli: The Foreign Ministry said the attacks are a disproportionate use of force that exceed the U.N. mandate and raise serious doubts about claims that NATO is not trying to kill Qaddafi and members of his family.
Libyan ambassador expelled from UK amid Tripoli attacks: William Hague said on Sunday the Libyan ambassador had been given 24 hours to leave the country after the UK embassy in Tripoli was attacked by a mob.
McCain: U.S. Needs to ‘Get Back in the Fight’ in Libya: American leadership is vital in the world. There’s no country like America. We should be leading. We should not be following.... Only the United States is capable of helping these people
Regional armies on alert as Libya crisis deepens: Army chiefs from Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Algeria are on alert as the crisis in nearby Libya deteriorates, placing the entire region at risk, a military source said on Saturday.
Libya disabled children school hit in NATO strike: - Shattered glass litters the carpet at the Libyan Down's Syndrome Society, and dust covers pictures of grinning children that adorn the hallway, thrown into darkness by a NATO strike early on Saturday.
Yeah Right! NATO says airstrikes not targeting Gaddafi: "All NATO's targets are military in nature ... We do not target individuals," he said in a statement.
Libya regime offers Misrata rebels amnesty: A justice ministry statement, called on "all armed groups in Misrata to lay down their weapons in exchange for an amnesty". The offer was good until Tuesday, he said, adding the government would allow the fighters to leave Libya's third largest city if they surrender.
Libyan opposition rejects Gaddafi truce offer: Gaddafi urged opposition fighters to lay down their weapons and said Libyans should not be fighting each other.
US Ally : Saleh refuses to sign exit deal: The Yemeni president has refused to sign a Gulf Arab-led agreement to give up power in exchange for legal immunity, sources say. Saturday's development was a new blow to efforts to mediate the months-old crisis between Ali Abdullah Saleh and demonstrators inspired by protests sweeping through the Arab region to demand his overthrow.
Egypt warns Israel: Don't interfere with opening of Gaza border crossing : Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces General Sami Anan warned Israel against interfering with Egypt's plan to open the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on a permanent basis, saying it was not a matter of Israel's concern, Army Radio reported on Saturday.
U.S. Congressmen call for cutting aid to a Fatah-Hamas government: U.S. House Foreign Affairs chair says Abbas' decision to reconcile with Hamas, which the U.S. considers a terrorist group, shows his leadership is 'not a partner for peace.
Files Reveal Many Inmates Were Minors: Often they were held on the basis of "hearsay evidence," oral statements made by third parties, which probably would not stand up before any court of law.
Army says WikiLeaks suspect, Bradley Manning fit to stand trial: The Army private suspected of giving classified data to WikiLeaks is being flown to a state-of-the-art facility at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, where Pentagon officials said more extensive mental, emotional and physical health care will be available.
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Stranger Than Fiction: Feds sting Amish farmer selling raw milk locally: A yearlong sting operation, including aliases, a 5 a.m. surprise inspection and surreptitious purchases from an Amish farm in Pennsylvania, culminated in the federal government announcing this week that it has gone to court to stop Rainbow Acres Farm from selling its contraband to willing customers in the Washington area. The product in question: unpasteurized milk.

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