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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 | One Comment | 5,730 views]
On UN Intervention in Libya and World Government

By Michael S. Rozeff.
The U.N. intervention in Libya is a major political event. The U.N. is intervening inside a country that has not aggressed against another country. Whether or not this is the first time that this has happened, it is surely an important and clear-cut instance of this happening.
The U.N. is intervening to take down the Gaddafi administration and replace it by another, of undetermined nature. This means that the U.N. places its power over that of the Libyan state. The U.N. makes itself the Supreme Governor in the …

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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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[19 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 2,910 views]
The “Arab Spring” was a short one; what follows, another NATO Summer, will last much longer

ZERO ANTHROPOLOGY, 18 March 2011.
The Libyan Revolution is Dead: Notes for an Autopsy
If you do not think about it, there is a lot to cheer about the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1973, against what this time has been a mountain of advice, questions, and critiques from all imaginable political quarters, and not as the warmongering extremists would have it, from “Gaddafi lovers” (George Will? Pat Buchanan? Richard Haas? Gaddafi lovers?). In previous articles, I have criticized the flip-side enough, meaning the positions taken by Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, and …

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[18 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | 4,156 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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[17 Mar 2011 | 34 Comments | 27,531 views]
Libya: The Western-Linked and Backed National Council, and the Hallmarks of War Propaganda

By the Editor.
The Libyan National Council is the ‘opposition’ inasmuch as the US State Department is the ‘opposition’.
Leading Libyan opposition figure and executive of Libya’s National Transitional Council (aka ‘Interim Governing Council’, ‘National Transitional Council’, and ‘Libyan National Council’) Mr Mahmoud Jibril, is not only a leading proponent of neoliberal ‘trade reform’ in Libya, but he has close links with the US and UK. This ex-Gaddafi insider studied and taught in the US for several years, and he is head of Libya’s biggest think tank, the National Economic Development …

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[15 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 13,693 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 | 27,805 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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[3 Mar 2011 | One Comment | 11,984 views]
The Revolution Against Neoliberalism

By Walter Armbrust.
On February 15th at 9:45 AM a comment was posted on the wall of the Kullina Khalid Sa’id Facebook page, administered by the now very famous Wael Ghoneim, referring to a news item reporting that European governments were under pressure to freeze bank accounts of recently deposed members of the Mubarak regime. The comment said: “Excellent news … we do not want to take revenge on anyone … it is the right of all of us to hold to account any person who has wronged this nation. By …