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[20 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,668 views]
First Blood: American Missiles Rain Down on Libya

Written by Chris Floyd.
When the UN intervention into Libya was first announced, we immediately heard how the United States would not be in the forefront of the military action; the lead would be taken by other nations, with US acting largely as a supplier and facilitator for the “broad-based coalition” arrayed against Libya (including some real live Ay-rabs! as the interventionists enthusiastically noted.) But it took less than two days to give the lie to this claim.
On Saturday, just after the French — …

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[20 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 3,862 views]
Obama’s Bay of Pigs in Libya: Imperialist Aggression Shreds UN Charter

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
TARPLEY.net
March 19, 2011
Washington DC, March 19 – Late today US and British cruise missiles joined with French and other NATO combat aircraft in Operation Odyssey Dawn/Operation Ellamy, a neo-imperialist bombing attack under fake humanitarian cover against the sovereign state of Libya. Acting under UN Security Council resolution 1973, US naval forces in the Mediterranean on Saturday night local time fired 112 cruise missiles at targets which the Pentagon claimed were related to Libya’s air defense system. But Mohammed …

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[18 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | 4,158 views]
UN Resolution in Libya is about Oil and their Central Banking System

By Scott Creighton.
The UN Security Council passed the “no fly” resolution pertaining to Libya at around 6 pm this evening.  Five countries abstained from voting.
But in the resolution, we can see what this is all about; getting the oil and getting our network of privately owned central banks into Libya. They will chop up the nationalized oil company of Libya and hand over their central banking system as well.
“The resolution establishes “a ban on all flights in the airspace of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya” while excluding an occupation force. It also calls …

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[16 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 5,985 views]
The Desperate Cult of Consumption & Distraction

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 – by Staff Report (originally titled: “Desperate Cult of Technology”).
The bullying enforcement of digital viewing is enough to make me switch off, says Rowan Pelling … I’m not sure whether it’s surprising, or predictable, that I married the last man in the entire country who rents an analogue television set. My husband pays £10.80 a month for the privilege of having one of the nation’s most antiquated Panasonics, complete with hefty backside and 26-inch screen. This eccentric practice is not because he is too dim …

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[15 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 13,711 views]
Libya: Imperialists Play Power Games as Deluded B52 Liberals Call for Military Intervention

Morning Star, Monday 14 March 2011.
William Hague’s backing for a no-fly zone, and his “sympathy” for former Tory foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind’s call for military supplies to be sent openly to Libyan opposition forces, are extremely dangerous.
They should be understood in the context of the armed intervention by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Co-operation Council troops in Bahrain, and Arab League backing for a Libyan no-fly zone.
There is a coming together of hawkish European Union states, with Britain and France to the fore, and the Gulf feudal dynasties …

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[11 Mar 2011 | One Comment | 27,819 views]
Flashback: MI6 Paid Libyan al-Qaeda Cell to Assassinate Gaddafi, Halted Bid to Arrest bin Laden

The Observer, Sunday 10 November 2002 01.48 GMT.
British intelligence paid large sums of money to an al-Qaeda cell in Libya in a doomed attempt to assassinate Colonel Gadaffi in 1996 and thwarted early attempts to bring Osama bin Laden to justice.
The latest claims of MI6 involvement with Libya’s fearsome Islamic Fighting Group, which is connected to one of bin Laden’s trusted lieutenants, will be embarrassing to the Government, which described similar claims by renegade MI5 officer David Shayler as ‘pure fantasy’.
The allegations have emerged in the book Forbidden Truth …

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[9 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 6,345 views]
Brookings Institute/ex-CIA Wonk Reveals Middle East Agenda

By Tony Cartalucci.
“Which Path to Persia?” was a Brookings Institute report written in 2009 describing in excruciating detail the Anglo-Americans’ designs against Iran. It included plans for provoking war with Iran, arming and supporting terrorists within Iran, and the funding and organizing of a color revolution, all within the admitted backdrop, not of protecting the continental United States from a dangerous Iran, but rather protecting American hegemony in the Middle East. And of course, the overthrow and reformation of Iran serves to …

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[9 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 4,300 views]
Shock therapy for the NHS is an attack on democracy

Lenin’s Tomb, Tuesday, July 13, 2010.
This is the shock doctrine in action. What with the recession and the barrage of propaganda misdirection, and with relatively little militancy in response to job losses and pay cuts so far, the Tories are hoping that people are too busy worrying about their jobs and houses to notice most of what they’re doing – such as the latest example redistribution of wealth from the poor to the rich, and the neoliberal reforms of the NHS, which are tantamount …

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[6 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 3,138 views]
De Kirchner: It’s Time to End the Myth of the Free Market

Voltaire, 5 March 2011.
In announcing her government’s National Strategic Industrialization Plan—2020, on February 24, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner firmly defended her country’s right to industrialize, and to protect both that industry, and the workers who contribute to its advancement.
Outlining ambitious goals for the year 2020—achieving an average 5% annual growth rate, doubling annual industrial exports to $136 billion, increasing the industrial portion of GDP to 80%, among others—Fernandez de Kirchner debunked the notion that Argentina owed any respect to the free market. Since 2003, she reported, five million …