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[9 Aug 2011 | 12 Comments | 15,433 views]
The National Front for the Salvation of Libya and its faux-revolutionary poster child

By the Editor.
Created by the CIA and Mossad in 1981, the NFSL was part of a plan to destabilise Libya using a ‘fifth column’ of fighters and insurgents, and this surreptitious and chequered history stretches to the present day. As the current leader of the NFSL pleads in front of the White House for war on Libya, easily-led liberals and naive Libyan expats are seduced by Orwellian references to ‘freedom’ and ‘revolution’, words used to cloak the true intentions of the NFSL, its affiliated groups, and their imperialist creators.
Walking …

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[3 Aug 2011 | 7 Comments | 28,201 views]
USCENTCOM buys software to impersonate social networkers & bloggers; blogosphere shows tell-tale signs amid war on Libya

By the Editor. UPDATED Thursday August 4th, click here to go to the update.
At a time of war, destabilisation, and great upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa, social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook are being increasingly relied upon by those seeking information. Allowing to-the-second updates from the on-the-ground journalists and ordinary citizens, even major news outlets are beginning to circulate reports originating from these sources.
In an ominous development in March this year (in the lead-up to the war on Libya and the destabilisation of Syria), US …

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[1 Aug 2011 | 2 Comments | 8,882 views]
A good day for war: Al Jazeera is picked up in NY

By the Editor.
Today Al Jazeera is congratulating itself on being given a cable TV slot across the New York City region. This has caused a slew of naive liberals all over the world to wet their collective pants with excitement and jump for joy as if this is somehow ‘good news’.
The truth of the matter is, this is very bad news. Al Jazeera, with its faux sheen of ‘Arab authenticity’ has truly led the charge in spreading propaganda and disinformation especially with regard to Libya and Syria. The lies it …

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[24 Jul 2011 | 3 Comments | 4,919 views]
While ignoring Norway terrorist’s support of Israel, media tries to tie attacks to Islamism, Nazism

By the Editor.
Though Breivik is a strong supporter of Israel, and particularly of far-right nationalists such as foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman and his Yisrael Beitenu party, this has not been mentioned in the media whatsoever, save for this commentary by Ali Abunimah: Norway suspect laid out detailed plans for violence against “traitors,” Muslims
Despite this, media reports have speculated on and spun the events to suggest links with Islamic terrorism, and Nazism, something which obviously gains Israel the sympathy vote yet again.
Guardian headline: “Targeting government offices and the Labour party camp …

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[14 Jul 2011 | One Comment | 19,851 views]
UN 2011 mid-year report on Afghanistan reveals alarming new trend in war propaganda

By the Editor.
As the first half of 2011 sees record civilian deaths in occupied Afghanistan, the UN is today continuing its disgusting attempts to whitewash the US/NATO role.  With stunning audacity, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan’s 11 June press release attempted to absolve the US-NATO occupiers of any role in the record level of civilian deaths in the month of May 2011.
One month on, today’s 2011 Mid-year Report continues the same contemptuous apologist tactics, but it also reveals an alarming new trend in the UN’s war propaganda.  By …

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[6 Jul 2011 | 3 Comments | 6,775 views]
Report: UN praises Libya on human rights, social protection, equality

By the Editor.
In a January 2011 United Nations Human Rights Council report, a dizzying number of nations praised the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya for its record spanning the areas of human rights, social protection, and equality (especially for women). Libya is also lauded for its rehabilitation programmes and services for the disabled.
Counted amongst the line-up of countries applauding Libya’s human rights record is Qatar, the nation that bankrolled the pernicious propaganda effort underpinning NATO’s illegal war. With reports that have since been verified as lies, the corporate media has tried to …

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[5 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | 5,596 views]
The Green Book and the farce that is modern ‘democracy’

By the Editor.
With Muammar Gaddafi being perhaps the most vilified person on the planet right now, I thought it would pay to try and get a better understanding of him. I’ve had my fair share of people telling me how he ‘indoctrinates’ Libyans with The Green Book and how Libya’s children are forced to study it. Needless to say these are the same people who call an all-out war of aggression a ‘no-fly zone’, and a foreign-backed armed insurrection a ‘pro democracy protest’.
Having only read part I of the book, …

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[5 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | 5,565 views]
911: The Charlie Veitch Situation

By the Editor.
In ‘Charlie Veitch is a sell-out and a coward‘, I wrote about Veitch’s sudden u-turn on 9/11. Just to update the situation – since then it has come out that the TV show he has been invited to work on is by the BBC and is aimed at debunking ‘9/11 conspiracies’. Don’t all gasp at once.
This is precisely what we’ve all been expecting as the tenth anniversary approaches – more misdirection and propaganda to discredit the truth movement and distract from the ongoing cover-up. The Critical Thought Agenda …

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[30 Jun 2011 | 22 Comments | 36,258 views]
Charlie Veitch is a sell-out and a coward

By the Editor. Update – see also: The Charlie Veitch Situation.
I deliberated briefly on exactly what the title of this article would be. ‘British activist performs inexplicable u-turn on 9/11’? ‘Leader of ‘The Love Police’ given TV show, suddenly drops 9/11 truth’? But indeed the deliberation was brief; there’s no reason to beat around the bush. Charlie Veitch is a sell-out and a self-serving coward. Or maybe he’s just a gullible idiot of the highest order.
Veitch, who came to prominence with his activist group …

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[22 Jun 2011 | 34 Comments | 21,046 views]
A note on the ‘disappointed Palestinians’ letter to Cynthia McKinney

By the Editor. (Last updated 24 June 2011)
Yesterday yansoon.net published an ‘Open Letter to Gaddafi Supporter Cynthia McKinney from Disappointed Palestinians’.  This group of completely anonymous ‘disappointed Palestinians’ slams McKinney for appearing on Libyan State TV and ‘praising Gaddafi’, as they put it.  What exactly gives these unknowns the right to speak on behalf of the Palestinian people is beyond me. Before I tackle this disingenuous letter, some background on Yansoon.
Yansoon claims to be a blog dedicated to providing news, opinion and analysis on Arab issues, primarily from young, …