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[20 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 22,957 views]
Sowing the Seeds of Violence and Instability

By Ghali Hassan. Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011.
“In terms of a violent society and armed citizens, the U.S. is in a league of its own and sadly the state of disregard for the law and justice filters all the way down from the White House.
– Yvonne Ridley, British journalist
In June 2006, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice described the criminal destruction of Lebanon by the Israeli fascist forces as the “birth pang” of a “New Middle East” characterised by violence and instability. The aim is to break-up the Arab states …

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[14 Jul 2011 | One Comment | 21,897 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 | 6,978 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 | No Comment | 5,046 views]
The Powers of Manipulation: Islam as a Geopolitical Tool to Control the Middle East

by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya.
As Washington and its cohorts march towards the Eurasian Heartland, they have tried to manipulate Islam as a geo-political tool. They have created political and social chaos in the process. Along the way they have tried to redefine Islam and to subordinate it to the interests of global capital by ushering in a new generation of so-called Islamists, chiefly amongst the Arabs. 
The Project to Redefine Islam: Turkey as the New Model and “Calvinist Islam”
Turkey in its present form is now being presented as the democratic model for the rebelling Arab masses to …

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[30 Jun 2011 | 22 Comments | 38,363 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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[24 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 6,846 views]
Law, the State, and Conscience – excerpt from ‘Civil Disobedience’ by Henry David Thoreau

Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience, then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right. It is truly enough said, that a corporation has no conscience; but a corporation of conscious men …

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[22 Jun 2011 | 34 Comments | 21,445 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, …

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[19 Jun 2011 | One Comment | 3,451 views]
NATO’s Terror Over Tripoli

NATO slowly admits what the Libyan government has said all along.
by Tony Cartalucci.
Bangkok, Thailand June 19, 2011 – The NATO excursion into Libya started with disingenuous humanitarian concerns translated into a no-fly zone, which incrementally transitioned into attacks on Qaddafi’s ground forces, targeted assassinations against Qaddafi himself, then talk of destroying civilian infrastructure and a full-out ground invasion. NATO declared mid-May that it would be “increasing the range of targets” it could hit, including “government infrastructure.” With a residential area hit and NATO playing dumb over its role …

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[19 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 5,930 views]
War propaganda continues apace: rebels claim Gaddafi ordered soldiers to attack Misrata until “blue sea turned red” with blood; media parrots claims unchallenged

Rebels claim to possess documents proving Gaddafi ordered forces to starve Misrata and attack until “blue sea turned red” with the blood of its inhabitants; media outlets parrot the claims unquestioned
By the Editor.
The ‘rebels said’ approach to journalism continues to spread with UK news outlets now picking up the next episode in the desperate attempt to bolster NATO’s illegitimate war. As is customary, zero evidence is provided and instead claims from spokespeople and members of the rebel movement are simply parroted unchallenged.
The UK Guardian tells of how the rebels …

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[18 Jun 2011 | 19 Comments | 16,932 views]
Libya: full-scale US invasion planned for October; special forces on ground since February

By the Editor.
Military sources that have contacted Infowars have information suggesting that a full-scale US ground invasion is in the works for Libya, reportedly slated for October. This comes as no surprise. After three months of war, NATO has spectacularly failed to achieve its objective of regime change using its bumbling CIA-led, al-Qaeda linked ‘rebels’, supported by special forces on the ground since before a single bomb was dropped.
NATO troops on the ground before airstrikes began
Remember the fact that NATO troops are currently on the ground in Libya …