Wednesday, 24 August 2011

NATO, Sleeper Cells Drove Rebels’ Tripoli Push

By Hadeel Al-Shalchi and Rami Al-Shaheibi

“Honestly, NATO played a very big role in liberating Tripol" Continue

US Outsourcing Regime Change
NATO Partnership in Libya Serves as Model, Panetta Says

American Forces Press Service

“It is a good indication of the kind of partnership and alliances that we need to have for the future" US Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta Continue

Disaster Capitalism Swoops Over Libya

By Pepe Escobar

Think of the new Libya as the latest spectacular chapter in the Disaster Capitalism series. Instead of weapons of mass destruction, we had R2P ("responsibility to protect"). Instead of neo-conservatives, we had humanitarian imperialists. Continue

Turning Libya Into A New Afghanistan:


“The majority of people who are fighting Gaddafi are Muslim extremists or people who believe they must create an Islamic state in Libya,” Continue

Libyan Bombing Illegal Says Concerned Group


More than 200 African intellectuals say Nato’s bombing of Libya is part of a re-colonisation of the continent. Continue

WikiLeaks: U.S. Seeks Info Through Patriot Act:
PATRIOT Act order unsealed

By Wikileaks

The Order demands Dynadot handover the following information: 1. Subscriber names, user names, screen names, or other identities; 2. mailing addresses, residential addresses, business addresses, e-mail addresses, and other contact information; (including any credit card or bank account number) and billing records. Continue

FBI Organizes Almost All Terror Plots In the US

By Russia Today

Agents are sent in to converse within the community, find suspects that could potentially carry out “lone wolf” attacks and then, more or less, encourage them to do so. Continue

9/11 After A Decade: Have We Learned Anything?

By Paul Craig Roberts

The US government’s account of 9/11 is the foundation of the open-ended wars that are exhausting America’s resources and destroying its reputation, and it is the foundation of the domestic police state that ultimately will shut down all opposition to the wars. Continue

The Dumbest Rally of All Time

By Mike Whitney

Unless we can unseat the class that sees the world only through its portfolios, they may well take us all the way down. Continue

Iceland's On-going Revolution

By Deena Stryker

The last thing the powers that be want is for Iceland to become an example. Here's why: Continue

Fifty soldiers, militants killed in south Yemen: Eleven Yemeni soldiers and 39 suspected Islamist militants were killed in some of the worst violence to grip the volatile south since mass protests began in January against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, residents and officials said.
14 "Taliban Militants" Killed in Afghan Raid: At least 14 Taliban militants were killed in a joint Afghan and Nato forces operation in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs said.
Pakistan: Concern grows as US kills 4 people in North Waziristan: Residents said the four slain men were local tribesmen. Their bodies were damaged beyond recognition.
Afghan national spying for US killed in North Waziristan: The note stated that he was caught spying for the US in the area and he was provided punishment to death on this heinous crime.
US offers to restore military aid to Pak: The United States has offered to restore 800 million dollars in military aid to Pakistan, if it reverses its decision of expelling US military trainers from the country
More than 400 killed, 2,000 injured in Tripoli battle: Libya rebel leader: More than 400 people were killed and at least 2,000 injured in the three-day fight to seize control of the Libyan capital Tripoli from Colonel Muammar Qaddafi's forces, Chairman of the Libyan National Transitional Council told Al Arabiya on Wednesday.
Gaddafi forces stage fightback in Tripoli: Thick smoke hung over the Bab al-Aziziya complex, where rebels and Gaddafi's forces were fighting in the early afternoon with light weapons, heavy machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and mortars
Dmitry Medvedev on Russia's policy regarding Libya: The situation remains essentially one of dual power in the country, and despite the rebels’ latest successes in their offensive on Tripoli, Gadhafi and his supporters still have some influence and military potential.
Libya’s Post Gadhaffi Future - Who gets the Oil?: Who will eventually control this asset, with oil prices currently at roughly $84 a barrel, generating an income of more than $12.6 billion per day?
Democracy at work: Dead or Alive: Libya: Rebels put £1m bounty on Gaddafi's head: Libya's rebel council has offered a £1m reward for the capture, dead or alive, of deposed ruler Colonel Gaddafi.
Kadhafi says he quit compound in 'tactical withdrawal': "Bab al-Azizya was nothing but a heap of rubble after it was the target of 64 NATO missiles and we withdrew from it for tactical reasons," he said in a speech carried by the website of a television station headed by his son Seif al-Islam.
NATO, sleeper cells drove rebels’ Tripoli push: They called it Operation Mermaid Dawn, a stealth plan coordinated by sleeper cells, Libyan rebels, and NATO to snatch the capital from the Moammar Gadhafi’s regime’s hands.
Turkish Foreign Minister: NATO To Stay In Libya: d NATO will "remain" in Libya until security is fully restored, said Turkey’s foreign minister, who became the first international leader to visit Benghazi following the defeat of Moammar Gadhafi.
Canadian drones gave Libyan rebels a boost : Nearly a month ago…a fishing boat brought a former Canadian soldier to the besieged rebels stronghold carrying with him two small cases packed with high-tech gear.
Syria: UN - first 'predictable' steps: The steps being taken in the UN and ICC to take international legal measures against Syria were predictable. Syria was warned that the recent outbreaks of violence would be an opportunity for those opposed to its government to make moves to destabilise its regime and prosecute its leadership.
West pushes opposition to topple Assad: The Syrian opposition has set up its own National Council with the headquarters in Istanbul and the declared aim of coordinating the overthrow of President Bashar Assad, the opposition said in a statement.
Western diplomats hope to impose UN sanctions on Syria: Western diplomats were hoping Wednesday to push through United Nations sanctions against the Syrian regime, a day after the UN Human Rights Council strongly condemned Damascus for the violent repression of pro-democracy protesters, DPA reported.
"Israel" kills Palestinian, breaks calm: Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that a resistance fighter was killed, on Wednesday at dawn, and another resident was injured when the "Israeli" Air Force fired missiles at a car driving in Tal Al Sultan area, west of Rafah city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip
Leaked cable: Sen. McCain promised to help Gaddafi obtain U.S. military hardware: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) promised to help former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi obtain U.S. military hardware, as one of the United States' partners in the war on terror," according to a U.S. diplomatic cable released Wednesday by anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.
WikiLeaks: U.S. Seeks Assagne Info Through Patriot Act: The production order comes on the same day of WikiLeaks releasing another batch of cables - this time 35,000 - primarily culled from U.S. embassies in China and Libya.
Wikileaks: Fresh Batch of Diplomatic Cables: The cables are available at a searchable database and sorted based on the location: Libya, China, Israel, Russia, Venezuela, Iran, Germany, Afghanistan, France, Indonesia, Rwanda, Turkey, Poland, Syria, Bahrain, South Africa, Somalia
WikiLeaks releases 3,925 diplomatic cables about Israel: Whistle-blower site publishes unclassified US State Department documents on peace process, Vatican-Jewish relations, terror attacks.
With CIA help, NYPD moves covertly in Muslim areas: NYPD operates far outside its borders and targets ethnic communities in ways that would run afoul of civil liberties rules if practiced by the federal government.
European Bank Job ‘Bloodbath’ Surpasses 40,000: UBS AG (UBSN)’s decision to cut 5 percent of its workforce brings to more than 40,000 the number of jobs cut by European banks in the past month as the region’s worsening sovereign debt crisis crimps trading revenue.
Bank of America Threatens Foreclosure On Elderly Couple Who Paid Mortgage Early: ABC News reports that the bank made a mistake earlier this year, by initiating the foreclosure process on an elderly couple that had the audacity to submit a mortgage payment a week early.

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