Friday, August 26, 2011

NATO destroys yet another country – M.D Nalapa

27 08 2011

In the case of Libya, this columnist has warned for five months that the NATO intervention would only result in civil war and in the steady destruction of the infrastructure that made Libya one of the more prosperous countries in the region. All this is at risk today, as chaos descends in the form of armed gangs set loose by NATO across the country. Not that there is ever any chance of those responsible for such a catastrophe being held accountable by so-called “international” bodies, most of which are now firmly in the control of the NATO powers in a way that their own economies are not. Over the past decade, tens of thousands of civilian deaths have resulted from NATO operations, without even a mild protest from the International Court or the Human Rights Council. Such inaction is leading to the same loss of respect for the UN system as took place in the past with the League of Nations, which became seen as being controlled by a small group for their own purposes.

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http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=111013

http://globalciviliansforpeace.com/



Pepe Escobar: Al-Qaeda asset leading rebels in Tripoli

By RT
Al-Qaeda asset is leading the rebels? Who are the beneficiaries of the fall of Gaddafi? What will the blowback be for those in Libya and across the globe?
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Libya: Expect A Humanitarian Crisis

By RT
"Reporters in the field, more or less embedded with the rebels, cheering the rebels on" Continue


Special Operations Clear Paths For Rebel Forces Attack On Sirte

By Christopher Stephen at Kilometre 60, eastern Libya

British and French special forces are on the ground in eastern Libya, calling in air strikes and helping co-ordinate rebel units as they prepare to assault Sirte, according to a rebel officer. Continue


10 Myths About Libya? Rejoinder

By Conn Hallinan
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Eyeing The Prize
NATO Nations Set to Reap Spoils of Libya War

By Rachel Shabi

In the context of responsibility for what happens next in Libya, an anonymous British official told the Economist that NATO's involvement in the Libyan uprising means that: "Now we own it." Continue


What Really Happened in the Bin Laden Raid?

By Mark Follman
Details of the story don't add up. Footage of the raid either exists or doesn't. The tale of that night in Abbottabad keeps getting more muddled.
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3 Things That Must Happen for Us To
Rise Up and Defeat the Corporatocracy


By Bruce E. Levine,

Most Americans oppose rule by the corporatocracy but don't have the tools to fight back. Here are three things we need to create a real people's movement. Continue


Lies Unmasked As UK Admits Boots On The Ground
Britain's SAS Leads Hunt For Gaddafi

By Thomas Harding, Gordon Rayner, Damien Mcelroy

The SAS soldiers, who have been dressed in Arab civilian clothes and carrying the same weapons as the rebels, have been ordered to switch their focus to the search for Gaddafi. Continue


Chavez: Now The War Begins

By The Associated Press

"The drama of Libya isn't ending with the fall of Gadhafi's government. It's beginning," Chavez said.

"The tragedy in Libya is just beginning." Continue


Guerrilla War Is Inevitable
History Repeats Itself, With Mistakes of Iraq Rehearsed Afresh

By Robert Fisk

The massive presence of Western diplomats, oil-mogul representatives, highly paid Western mercenaries and shady British and French servicemen – all pretending to be "advisers" rather than participants – is the Benghazi Green Zone. Continue


Kucinich: NATO Pursued Regime Change in Libya

By Dennis Kucinich

NATO violated UNSC resolutions. The Obama Administration violated the U.S. Constitution by bypassing Congress on the war. These are not mere academic matters.

They have moved the world community from the rule of law to the rule of force. Continue



Thursday, August 25, 2011

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

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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

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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

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Libya: New Information War

By Garibov Konstantin

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

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The Truth About the Situation in Libya

By Brian Becker

Cutting through the government propaganda and media lies. Continue

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Architects & Engineers: Solving the Mystery of WTC 7
9/11 Prejudice = Contempt Prior to Investigation

Video


There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance — that principle is contempt prior to investigation. Continue


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A dog, A cat and A rat
( and humans go on fighting and killing each other )


This is an amazing video of a homeless man in Santa Barbara and his pets.
They work State Street every week for donations.
The animals are pretty well fed and are mellow.
They are a family.

The Mayor of Santa Barbara filmed this clip and sent it out as a holiday card.


Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D85yrIgA4Nk&feature=player_embedded


Saturday, August 20, 2011

"In times of war, the first casualty is truth."

There is a very long history of the mass media deliberately lying us into criminal and unnecessary wars of aggression one after another, based on false reporting, and complete abandonment of any journalistic ethics.


Too often media owners, editors and journalists have blood on their hands after facilitating and feeding wars of aggression, the ultimate war crimes.

Is there any media tribunal in which the guilty media parties could be held to account?

I found this interesting article:

"Journalists who Engage in War Propaganda must be Tried by International Justice"

By Thierry Meyssan


http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=628083

"The war propaganda has entered a new phase, involving the coordinated action of satellite TV stations. CNN, France24, the BBC and Al Jazeera have become instruments of disinformation used to demonize governments and justify armed aggressions.

These practices are illegal under international law and the impunity of the perpetrators must be stopped...

Now, after the Second World War, the United Nations General Assembly passed legislation to prohibit and punish such practices.



Resolution 110 of 3 November 1947 regarding "measures to be taken against propaganda and the inciters of a new war," condemns "propaganda which is either designed or likely to provoke or encourage any threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression. "

Resolution 381 of 17 November 1950 further strengthens this condemnation by condemning the censorship of conflicting information as part of the propaganda against peace...

Words and, especially, images can be used to prepare the worst crimes. In this case, the intoxication by CNN, France24, the BBC and Al Jazeera constitute "crimes against peace."

They should be considered as being more serious than the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by NATO in Libya and by Western intelligence agencies in Syria insofar as they precede and make them possible.


Journalists who engage in war propaganda must be tried by International Justice."

So, when will charges be laid against the media war mongers?!



Friday, August 19, 2011

Damn It Or Fear It,
The Forbidden Truth Is An Insurrection in Britain

By John Pilger

On a warm spring day, strolling in south London, I heard demanding voices behind me. A police van disgorged a posse of six or more, who waved me aside. They surrounded a young black man who, like me, was ambling along. They appropriated him; they rifled his pockets, looked in his shoes, inspected his teeth. Their thuggery affirmed, they let him go with the barked warning there would be a next time.

For the young at the bottom of the pyramid of wealth and patronage and poverty that is modern Britain, mostly the black, the marginalised and resentful, the envious and hopeless, there is never surprise. Their relationship with authority is integral to their obsolescence as young adults. Half of all black British youth between the ages of 18 and 24 are unemployed, the result of deliberate policies since Margaret Thatcher oversaw the greatest transfer of wealth from the bottom to the top in British history. Forget plasma TVs, this was panoramic looting.

Such is the truth of David Cameron's "sick society", notably its sickest, most criminal, most feral "pocket": the square mile of the City of London where, with political approval, the banks and super-rich have trashed the British economy and the lives of millions.

This is fast becoming unmentionable as we succumb to propaganda once described by the American black leader Malcolm X thus: "If you're not careful the newspapers will have you hating the oppressed and loving the people doing the oppressing."

As they lined up to bay their class bigotry and hypocrisy in parliament, barely a handful of MPs spoke this truth. Heirs to Edmund Burke's 18th century rants against the "mob rule" of a "swinish multitude", not one referred to previous rebellions in Brixton, Tottenham and Liverpool in the 1980s when Lord Scarman reported that "complex political, social and economic factors" had caused a "disposition towards violent protest" and recommended urgent remedial action.

Instead, Labour and Liberal bravehearts called for water cannon and everything draconian: among them the Labour MP Hazel Blears. Remember her notorious expenses? None made the obvious connection between the greatest inequality since records were kept, a police force that routinely abuses a section of the population and kills with impunity and a permanent state of colonial warfare with an arms trade to match: the apogee of violence.

It hardly seemed coincidental that on the day before Cameron raged against "phony human rights", NATO aircraft - which include British bombers sent by him - killed a reported 85 civilians in a peaceful Libyan town. These were people in their homes, children in their schools.

Watch the BBC's man on the spot trying his best to dispute the evidence of his eyes, just as the political and media class sought to discredit the evidence of a civilian bloodbath in Iraq as epic as the Rwanda genocide.

Who are the criminals?


This is not in any way to excuse the violence of the rioters, many of whom were opportunistic, mean, cruel, nihilistic and often vicious in their glee: an authentic reflection of a system of greed and self-interest to which scores of parasitic money-movers, "entrepreneurs", Murdochites, corrupt MPs and bent coppers have devoted themselves.

On 4 August, the BBC's Fiona Armstrong - aka Lady MacGregor of MacGregor - interviewed the writer Darcus Howe, who dared use the forbidden word, "insurrection".

Armstrong: "Mr. Howe, you say you are not shocked [by the riots]? Does this mean you condone what happened?"

Howe: "Of course not ... what I am concerned about is a young man Mark Duggan ... the police blew his head off."

Armstrong: "Mr. Howe, we have to wait for the official enquiry to say things like that. We don't know what happened to Mr. Duggan. We have to wait for the police report."

On 8 August, the Independent Police Complaints Commission acknowledged there was "no evidence" that Duggan had fired a shot at police. Duggan was shot in the face on 4 August by a police officer with a Heckler and Koch MP5 sub-machine gun - the same weapon supplied by Britain to dictatorships that use them against their own people. I saw the result in East Timor where Indonesian troops also blew the heads off people with these state-of-the-art weapons supplied by both Tory and Labour governments.

An eyewitness to Duggan's killing told the Evening Standard, "About three or four police officers had [him] pinned on the ground at gunpoint. They were really big guns and then I heard four loud shots. The police shot him on the floor."

This is how the Metropolitan Police shot dead Jean Charles de Menezes on the floor of a London Underground train. And there was Robert Stanley and Ian Tomlinson, and many more. The police lied about Duggan's killing as they have lied about the others.

Since 1998, more than 330 people have died in police custody and not one officer has been convicted. Where is the political and media outrage about this "culture of fear"?

"Funny, too," noted the journalist Melanie MacFadyean, "that the police did nothing while some serious looting went on - surely not because they wanted everyone to see that cutting the police force meant more crime?"

Still, the brooms have arrived. In an age of public relations as news, the clean-up campaign, however well-meant by many people, can also serve the government's and media goal of sweeping inequality and hopelessness under gentrified carpets, with cheery volunteers armed with their brand new brooms and pointedly described as "Londoners" as if the rest are aliens. The otherwise absent Boris Johnson waved his new broom. Another Etonian, the former PR man to an asset stripper and current prime minister up to his neck in Hackgate, would surely approve.

http://www.johnpilger.com



NATO, Rebels Accused of War Crimes in Libya

18 08 2011

Boy stands amid rubble of a school attacked by NATO in Ziltan

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is being heavily criticized for civilian casualties and a series of bombings apparently targeting essential non-military infrastructure in Libya, with some observers calling the actions war crimes.

The Libyan rebels being supported by coalition forces have also been accused of wanton savagery and even crimes against humanity.

Most recently, a NATO bombing campaign near the Libyan city of Zlitan earlier this month reportedly killed almost 100 civilians — more than half of them women and children. The attack sparked a new wave of outrage worldwide as journalists and activists called for investigations.

Another attack that drew international condemnation was the bombing of facilities associated with Libya’s so-called Great Man-Made River system, a pipeline that delivers water to a large percentage of the population. The Pakistan Observer said the attack was “a clear war crime” and could easily lead to a “humanitarian disaster.”

On July 30, NATO warplanes also repeatedly bombed a Libyan television station, killing three and injuring 15. Surviving journalists blasted the attack and called for international support from other reporters.

“We are not a military target, we are not officers in the army and not a threat to civilians,” the Libya Broadcasting Department Employees said in a statement after the attack, which it called an “act of international terrorism” and a violation of international law. “We are doing our job as journalists in representing what from the bottom of my heart we believe is the reality of the NATO aggression and violence in Libya.”...

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http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-mainmenu-26/africa-mainmenu-27/8651-nato-rebels-accused-of-war-crimes-in-libya

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Libya and the end of Western illusions

18 08 2011

Just under half of Europeans still support the war against Libya. Their position is based on erroneous information.

They still believe, in fact, that in February the “Gaddafi regime” crushed the protests in Benghazi with brutal force and bombed civilian districts in Tripoli, while the Colonel himself was warning of “rivers of blood” if his compatriots continued to challenge his authority.

During my two months’ investigation on the ground, I was able to verify that these accusations were pure propaganda intoxication, designed by the NATO powers to create the conditions for war, and relayed around the world by their television media, in particular Al-Jazeera, CNN, BBC and France24....

NATO, the largest military coalition in history, has failed after five months of bombardments to overthrow the one it designated as a “tyrant.”

Every Friday, a large demonstration in support of the regime is organized in a different city and all experts are unanimous in considering that Colonel Gaddafi enjoys at least 90% of popular support in Tripolitania and 70% across the entire country, including the “rebel” areas.

These are people who every single day put up with the blockade, aerial bombardments and ground fighting. Never would they be defending with their flesh and blood someone who committed against them the crimes of which he has been accused by the “international community.”

The difference between those in the West who believe that Gaddafi is a tyrant who fired on his own people, and those in Libya who believe that he is a hero of the anti-imperialist struggle, is that the former live in an illusion created by TV propaganda, whereas the others are exposed to the concrete reality on the ground....

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http://www.voltairenet.org/Libya-and-the-end-of-Western


Mainstream media lies . . . Libyan people DIE!!!

Learn the truth about the unjust NATO war against Libya. An excellent source of regularly updated news and information on the events leading up to the NATO intervention, ongoing political analysis of the situation and recent videos illustrating the response of the Libyan people. Highly recommended

Global Civilians for Peace in Libya
http://globalciviliansforpeace.com/



Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Who Will Save Libya From Its Western Saviours

By Jean Bricmont and Diana Johnstone

The European left has missed its opportunity to come back to life by opposing one of the most blatantly inexcusable wars in history. Europe itself will suffer from this moral bankruptcy. Continue


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True Cost of Afghan, Iraq Wars is Anyone's Guess

By NANCY A. YOUSSEF

According to a recent Brown University study, the wars and their ripple effects have cost the United States $3.7 trillion, or more than $12,000 per American. Continue

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Tax the Super-rich or Riots Will Rage in 2012

By Paul B. Farrell

6 reasons we can’t stop coming economic meltdown. Continue

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Syria: Desperate Lies for a Collapsing Gambit

By Land Destroyer

TIME claims to "sneak" into Syria, still bases entire report on "witness" accounts. Continue

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$10 Trillion missing from Pentagon since 1991

By Stephen Glain

In an interview with Tech Ticker's Aaron Task, Stephen Glain suggests that the U.S. military has squandered via waste, fraud and abuse, up to $10 Trillion since 1991. Continue