Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Regime Change
British Brains, Brawn and Bombs Bolster Libyan Rebels


On Tuesday, British newspapers revealed that the UK not only detached spies and former SAS gurus to train militants, but was also providing them with ammunition for the operation, including night-vision goggles, advanced communication equipment and no less than 1,000 sets of body armor. Continue

Libya: New Information War

By Garibov Konstantin

We have encountered an explicitly mendacious group of world media, reporting facts that were never confirmed. Continue

NATO Tries to Control Libyan Revolution

By Real News

Hamid Dabashi: Neo-liberalism a greater threat to Libya than tribalism or extreme Islam. Continue

The Truth About the Situation in Libya

By Brian Becker

Cutting through the government propaganda and media lies. Continue

Wiki War
3500 Unpublished Leaks Destroyed Forever

By Asher Moses

WikiLeaks has hit back, accusing Domscheit-Berg of being in bed with US intelligence agencies and of jeopardising the leaking of “many issues of public importance". Continue

"Minimal Collateral Damage"
Israeli Video Games in Gaza

By Alison Weir

Death from a drone strike is not pretty. The small body is charred, ripped apart; internal organs are pouring out. Continue

Beck: God Is Not Neutral On Israel/ Palestinian Conflict
Israel's Useful Idiots Gather In Caesarea


 Glenn Beck, with Pastor John Hagee, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, esteemed historian David Barton, and other religious leaders in a program at the extraordinary Roman amphitheater in Caesarea, Israel.

The Media Just Doesn't Get Today's Religious Right

By Frederick Clarkson

A recent segment from CNN's Situation Room is the single most startlingly frank admission of ignorance on the part of major figures in journalism I have ever seen. Continue

'Whatever It Is, I'm Against It'

By Robert S Becker

Don't look to Barry Goldwater or Milton Friedman, even Ronald Reagan, to explain why addled fundamentalists, like zombies surfacing from the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, disparage learning, expertise, and reason. Continue

European and US Working Class Politics
Right, Left and Neutered

By James Petras

The US, in contrast to Europe, is experiencing a peaceful transition from neo-liberalism to far-right politics, where the working and middle class are passive victims rather than active combatants. Continue

Keiser Report: Bankers & Aliens

By Rt

We interview Catherine Austin Fitts about exponential fraud and the financial coup d’etat. Continue

Rebels storm Gaddafi compound in Tripoli: Muammar Gaddafi's whereabouts unknown as hundreds of rebels fight their way into his fortified Bab al-Azizya compound.
Street battles continue in Tripoli: NATO aircraft are dropping bombs and shooting missiles at government troops in Tripoli, first of all, at the Bab al-Azizia district with a complex of government buildings, the British Sky News TV channel reports.
Libyan rebels face pro-Gaddafi counter-attack in Zlitan: Fierce fighting continued on Monday in Zlitan, 80 miles east of Tripoli, as forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi resisted rebel forces advancing towards the Libyan capital.
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi's shock return rocks confidence in Libyan rebels: Video - They said he was under arrest. But then Muammar Gaddafi's son reappeared vowing to chase the 'rats' out of Tripoli
Gadhafi to 'fight to the end' as Obama, Sarkozy agree his rule nearly over: U.S., French leaders say end of Libyan leader's rule is inevitable and close; Russian official says Gadhafi is alive and healthy and prepared to fight.
South Africa's Zuma says NATO campaign cost lives in Libya: 'Those who have the power to bomb other countries have undermined the AU's efforts and initiatives to handle the situation in Libya,' said Zuma, after talks with the visiting president of Ghana
Turkey says NATO to maintain Libya operation: - NATO will continue its military campaign in Libya until full "security" is established in the nation, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday.
U.S. has nearly doubled air attacks on Libya in past 12 days: -- As the rebels in Libya push closer to ending the regime of embattled Col. Moammar Gadhafi, U.S. warplanes have been increasing their attacks on government positions as part of the NATO campaign.
US seeks to boost aid to Libya rebel council: The United States and its global partners are trying to accelerate releasing frozen Libyan assets to help rebels meet Libya's security and humanitarian needs, a top US official said Monday.
US aims to release up to $1.5 billion Libyan assets: The United States is seeking to release between $1 billion and $1.5 billion in frozen Libyan assets to the Libyan rebels' Transitional National Council, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said on Tuesday.
World Bank ready to help Libya: The World Bank said Monday it has been monitoring Libya's economic situation and would be guided by member countries on resuming its activities with the country.
Contact Group diplomats to meet on Libya Thursday: US: Diplomats from the Contact Group on Libya will meet Thursday "to coordinate next steps," the State Department said Monday following the collapse of the regime of Moamer Kadhafi.
UN Security Council, "risks becoming an agency that is constantly ignored: Russia's NATO envoy: "From now on, NATO will decide when to start a war and when to finish it," the Russian envoy said.
Chavez: Venezuela supports Libya's Gadhafi, won't recognize transitional council: Chavez spoke on Tuesday as Libyan rebels blasted through the green gates of Gadhafi's compound in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, marking the effective collapse of Gadhafi's 42-year-old regime.
Glenn Greenwald: The Libya War argument: Shamelessly exploiting hatred of the latest Evil Villain to irrationally shield all sorts of policies from critical scrutiny -- the everything-is-justified-if-we-get-a-Bad-Guy mentality -- is one of the most common and destructive staples of American political discourse, and it's no better when done here.
Robert Fisk: How long before the dominoes fall?: We have spent far too much time honouring the courage of Libyan "freedom fighters" as they scurried across the desert floor, far too little time examining the nature of the beast, the glutinous Transitional National Council whose supposed leader, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, has still been unable to explain if his own chums connived in the murder of their own army commander last month
Next up for regime change? UN orders probe into Syria rights violations: Human Rights Council launches inquiry into crackdown on protesters, amid reports of 18 more deaths in past 24 hours.
Kadima Opposition Party Demands Massive Military Attack On Gaza: Officials of the Israeli Kadima opposition party, headed by Tzipi Livni, are currently demanding the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu to launch a large-scale military offensive against the Gaza Strip, including a ground invasion.
In Pictures: The latest "Israeli" aggression on Gaza: WARNING Disturbing images: Collective Punishment, a warcrime. What did this baby child do?
Eight killed in fresh Afghan violence...: A policeman and four Taliban insurgents were killed overnight when militants attacked government offices in central Afghanistan, the local police chief said on Monday.
US troops may stay in Afghanistan until 2024: America and Afghanistan are close to signing a strategic pact which would allow thousands of United States troops to remain in the country until at least 2024,
U.S. kills 5 more people in Pakistan’s North Waziristan: At least five more people were killed on Monday after the latest U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan's volatile tribal region, officials said on Tuesday.
No Tarp Relief for Haiti's Homeless: Individual Americans donated a total of $1.4bn after the 2010 earthquake, yet 600,000 Haitians are still living in tents. Why?
Being Elected To Congress Continues To Be A Pretty Good Wealth Maximization Strategy : Our 50 richest members of Congress had an average net worth of $32mm, and saw a weighted average growth in their net worth of 17.7% (unweighted 26%).* The S&P was up 12.8%.
Mortgage Payments One Month Late Jump as Economy Weakens: The percentage of U.S. mortgages overdue by one month rose to the highest level in a year in the second quarter as homeowners who lost jobs were unable to make their payments

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