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[5 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 4,909 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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[22 Jun 2011 | 34 Comments | 21,036 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 | 3,306 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 | 5,780 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 | 16,643 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 …

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[17 Jun 2011 | 8 Comments | 18,042 views]
Libya ‘rape’ propaganda plunges to new depths of desperation

By the Editor.
Hat tip to Scott Creighton – his recent article ‘CNN’s Misogynistic Cell Phone Porn Propaganda‘, brought this to my attention.
The Libya war propaganda drive has plunged to new depths of cynicism, depravity, and a downright embarrassing lack of credibility.
Over a week after the ICC’s completely baseless claims of ‘rape being used as a weapon’ by Gaddafi’s forces, today CNN is running a propaganda set-piece that is so blatantly invented it makes one cringe with embarrassment for this rabble of liars and propagandists.
CNN claims that rebel forces have found …

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[11 Jun 2011 | One Comment | 7,163 views]
Libya war is about theft of state assets & total restructuring of nation

That the multi-billion dollar NATO military machine mobilises for humanitarian purposes is a desperate belief rooted in pure fantasy
By the Editor.
21st Century Wire’s Patrick Henningsen often speaks to Russia Today, and in his latest interview he covers a number of important issues with respect to the Libya war.
A popular mainstream media talking point is that NATO’s war is all about oil. Though Libya’s sweet crude oil is of high quality and thus very desirable, this is a short-sighted analysis. The motives go much deeper than that. Henningsen …

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[10 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 2,302 views]
France stonewalls Gaddafi’s Greece-brokered peace deal using Greece’s EU-IMF-indebtedness as threat

By the Editor. Hat tip to @fazland for sharing this.
The UK Independent today reports that Muammar Gaddafi has been negotiating a deal with Greece to use $20bn of Libya’s frozen assets to broker a peace deal that would halt fighting, and provide humanitarian relief to both sides in the conflict.
The memo seen by the Independent reveals the fact that France has stonewalled this deal, using Greece’s EU-IMF-indebtedness as leverage and a threat.
If you really need any more proof that NATO doesn’t give a flying fuck about Libya’s …

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[10 Jun 2011 | 4 Comments | 10,522 views]
Alexander Cockburn: Where’s the evidence of Gaddafi’s war crimes in Libya?

By Alexander Cockburn, June 9, 2011.
It’s pitiful, but scarcely surprising. After all the endless disclosures of Nato’s lies concerning its onslaughts on the former Yugoslavia in the late 1990s, and the hundreds of postmortems and official inquiries into the propaganda blitz before the attack on Iraq in 2003, the Western press is more gullible regarding Libya, less inclined to question official claims than in those earlier failures.
The bar was already low, but now that those supposed lessons have been acknowledged and ignored, it has been lowered even further.
Who …

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[10 Jun 2011 | One Comment | 4,709 views]
LIBYA – Behind the Phony ICC ‘Rape’ Charges: Are NATO Forces Preparing a Ground Attack?

By Sara Flounders.
Without presenting a shred of reliable evidence, NATO and International Criminal Court conspirators are charging the Libyan government with conspiracy to rape — not only rape as the “collateral damage” of war, but rape as a political weapon.
This charge of an orchestrated future campaign of rapes was made at a major press conference called by the lead prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on June 8, 2011. The even wilder unsubstantiated ICC charge that Libya plans to mass distribute Viagra to its troops confirms this as …