Sunday, 23 October 2011

Gaddafi's Body is Latest War Trophy for Misrata

By Barry Malone
Warning - Graphic Images
Muammar Gaddafi's body, bloodied and half-naked on a filthy mattress in a meat locker, is the latest spoil of war hauled back to Misrata. Continue

Savagery or the rule of law?
Captured: The Last Moments of Colonel Gaddafi

By The Telegraph

Gaddafi's Killing Breached Geneva Conventions: Russian FM. Continue

Gaddafi Tortured, Then Shot by Libyan Rebels
'I Killed Muammar Gaddafi'

By Ahlul Bayt News Agency

"I fired two bullets at him, one hit under his armpit, the other his head. He did not die immediately. It took him half an hour," he said. Continue

Exposed: Civilizations Barbarity
Gaddafi's Grisly Death Raises Questions
By Andrew Gilligan, Sirte

In Benghazi, on the main square where it all started, they were slaughtering camels in celebration. - They daubed their hands in the camel-blood, and gave the V-for-victory sign with dripping fingers. Continue

Capo Obama
Obama: Gadhafi, Iraq Show Renewed US Leadership

By Associated Press

President Barack Obama says the death of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi and the end of the Iraq war are powerful reminders of America's renewed leadership in the world. Continue

Gaddafi's Murder and International Law

By Craig Whitlock

Firoze Manji: Nothing in international law allows regime change and assassination of a leader. Continue

West Planning Libya Solution For Syria
Moscow slams Western draft resolution on Syria

By RIA Novosti

“The Western resolution is fraught with the repetition of a Libyan scenario although its co-authors are trying to convince us otherwise,” he said. Continue

In Case You Missed It
Documents : White House and No 10 Sought to Topple the Syrian Regime

By Ben Fenton

The "preferred plan"adds: "Once a political decision is reached to proceed with internal disturbances in Syria, CIA is prepared, and SIS [MI6] will attempt, to mount minor sabotage and coup de main incidents within Syria, working through contacts with individuals. Continue

Turkey Preparing Military Intervention in Syria:

By Jean Shaoul

Turkey is playing a major role in preparing a military push on NATO’s behalf into Syria. Continue

From Imperial Democracy to Imperial Police State

By James Petras

Democratic dissent has increased and the police state has become more prominent and direct. Continue

The First Amendment The Obligation to Peacefully Disrupt in a Free Society

By Naomi Wolf

Dr. King, when asked about disruption, said that the disruption caused by peaceful protest is good and healthy in a society.

A World United for Human Rights

By William A. Cook

Citizens no longer control their government; they are slaves to it. Continue

Monster Prediction From BofA:
Another US Debt Downgrade Is Coming

By Joe Weisenthal

In an analyst note, Bofa/ML Ethan S. Harris drops a bit of a bombshell prediction: Continue

49 Kurdish rebels killed in clashes with Turkish soldiers: Turkish troops have killed at least 49 Kurdish rebels in a valley near the Iraqi border, the military said Saturday, as hundreds of troops also pursued Kurdish fighters within northern Iraq.
Five killed in northern Iraq attacks: Five people were killed Saturday in separate attacks in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, security sources told dpa.
Iraq PM says failed talks on immunity for US soldiers led to full American military withdrawal : "When the Americans asked for immunity, the Iraqi side answered that it was not possible," al-Maliki told a news conference Saturday. "The discussions over the number of trainers and the place of training stopped. Now that the issue of immunity was decided and that no immunity to be given, the withdrawal has started."
The Iraq War Ain’t Over, No Matter What Obama Says: The fact is America’s military efforts in Iraq aren’t coming to an end. They are instead entering a new phase. On January 1, 2012, the State Department will command a hired army of about 5,500 security contractors, all to protect the largest U.S. diplomatic presence anywhere overseas.
Muqtada Al Sadr considers US embassy employees “occupiers; should be fought”: In response to a query of one of his followers about the increase of the embassy employees' number from 5000 to 15000 after the expiry of SOFA, Muqtada said “they are all occupiers and resisting them after the end of the agreement is an obligation.”
Clinton implicitly warns Iran not to interfere in Iraq: "We will have a robust continuing presence throughout the region
24 "militants" killed in Afghanistan: "Afghan National Police, Afghan army and coalition forces have launched five joint operations in Kabul, Ghazni and Kandahar provinces, killing 24 armed insurgents and detaining 10 suspects," the Afghan interior ministry said in a statement.
Afghanistan to back Pakistan if wars with U.S. - Karzai: Afghanistan would support Pakistan in case of military conflict between Pakistan and the United States, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in an interview to a private Pakistani TV channel broadcast on Saturday.
Pakistan: Nato troops build up on border: Hundreds of US-led coalition forces were again shifted, along with heavy arms, to Afghan areas bordering North Waziristan on Friday and the Pak-Afghan border was sealed for all types of movement.
At least 20 killed in clashes in Yemeni capital : Clashes between Yemeni government troops and a renegade army unit killed at least 20 people, including three civilians, in the capital Sanaa on Saturday, officials said.
Yemen regime massacres dozens as Saleh considers immunity deal: Thousands participated in funerals on October 19 for more than 30 protesters killed by the regime of Ali Abdullah Saleh over the previous week. President Saleh remains recalcitrant, refusing to sign a power transfer initiative backed by the US and European powers that would grant him immunity from prosecution.
West Papua : Six Dead, Many Injured And In Hiding: At least six people are believed to have been killed and many more were injured when Indonesian military and police opened fire on a gathering of West Papuan leaders.
Four killed as Syrian army clashes with suspected defectors: - Four people were killed Saturday in clashes between the Syrian army and gunmen believed to be defectors in two areas of the country, said the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Iran's Ahmadinejad condemns 'killings,' 'massacre' in ally Syria: "We condemn killings and massacre in Syria, whether it is security forces being killed or people and the opposition," Ahmadinejad said, according to excerpts of the interview reported in Farsi by the website of Iran's state broadcaster on Saturday.
Ahmadinejad warns US to stay out of Syria: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday slammed NATO's role in Libya and said the United States -- and all other countries -- should stay out of the conflict in Syria, IRNA reported.
In case you missed it: Fmr. Director of the CIA calls for an attack on Syria: "I think the last thing we want to do now is to start talking about ceasefires"
Gaddafi: "I chose to stay, fight and die with dignity": The ex-leader calls on his supporters to continue the resistance and fight the foreign aggressor, adding "we could bargain and sell our cause for a peaceful and stable life. We received many offers but chose to be in front of clashes with duty and honor, and even if we do not win, we will give a lesson to future generations, for choosing the nation is an honor and selling it is the great betrayal that history will remember forever.
Gaddafi's Body To Go To His Extended Family: The National Transitional Council's (NTC) foreign affairs spokesman Ahmed Jibreel said the handover may be imminent.
Libyans rule out Kadhafi autopsy but promise probe: Military commanders in the Libyan city of Misrata said Saturday that no autopsy would be carried out on the body of Moamer Kadhafi despite concerns over how the toppled dictator died.
'Gaddafi Murder - International Crime' : There's growing international pressure for an investigation into exactly how Libya's ousted dictator Moammar Gaddafi died.
Death of Gaddafi May Have Been a War Crime: Human Right Watch have called for an investigation into the circumstances of the death of Muammar Gaddafi and his son, Muatassim, following the release of videos which show both alive and walking after capture. If the Libyan leader and his son were killed whilst in custody of rebel forces, and before a trial, the act may constitute a war crime.
Least we forget: I will always love you, Gaddafi tells Obama: Tripoli, March 20: Transcripts of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s recent letters to world leaders have been released.
Russia bans entry to some US officials: The Foreign Ministry said in a statement Saturday it was blacklisting unspecified U.S. officials it claims were involved in the abductions of alleged terrorism suspects, the torture of inmates at Guantanamo prison, the killings of civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the abductions or abuse of Russians in the United States. It did not say how many U.S. officials were affected.
Australia, US to discuss increasing joint military exercises: The United States is keen to bolster military co-operation with Australia as part of an increased presence in the Asia Pacific region.
Millionaires Control 39% of Global Wealth: According to the latest Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse, the 29.7 million people in the world with household net worths of $1 million (representing less than 1% of the world’s population) control about $89 trillion of the world’s wealth. That’s up from a share of 35.6% in 2010, and their wealth increased by about $20 trillion, according Credit Suisse.
US Debt Downgrade Is Coming In Just A Few Weeks: In an analyst note, Bofa/ML Ethan S. Harris drops a bit of a bombshell prediction:
Aussie riot police break up Occupy protest: Riot police in Australia's second-largest city broke up a demonstration linked to the "Occupy Wall Street" movement Friday, after a group of around 100 people protesting corporate greed defied an order to vacate a plaza.
Scores arrested at 'Occupy Chicago' protest: "We're not going anywhere. There are still plenty of us," Kaunert told The Associated Press after police began the wave of arrests that took more than an hour to complete.
California: Occupy Oakland defies vacate orders: Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters defiantly remained at their campsite outside Oakland's City Hall early Saturday, despite a city order to vacate.

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