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Libya Then and Now: An Overview of NATO’s Handiwork

aa-Libya - caskets In 2011, as the entire world watched the Arab Spring in amazement, the U.S. and its allies, predominately working under the banner of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), militarily overran the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. The peaceful civilian protesters they claimed to be intervening to protect were not really what the US and its cohorts presented to the world. Many of these so-called “protesters” were armed, and when this became apparent they eventually began to portray themselves as “rebel forces.” These so-called “rebels” in Libya were not a military force that emerged spontaneously for the most part, but an insurgency movement cultivated and organised before any opposition activities were even reported in Libya. http://www.globalresearch.ca/libya-then-and-now-an-overview-of-natos-handiwork/5415563

 


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U.S. Evacuation in Libya Shows Ill Effects of U.S. Interventionism

aa-map of Libya The American foreign policy elite should learn something from the recent humiliating evacuation of the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, Libya – amid the chaos of tribal civil war in that country – but probably won’t. Since World War II, this bipartisan elite has thumbed its nose at the traditional U.S. foreign policy of strategic independence and military restraint overseas, which was initiated by the nation’s founders and lasted through the most of the republic’s history. Then the second great world conflagration demonstrated to the elite that new interdependence among nations somehow made that policy obsolete. Really? Although advances in transportation and communication have made the world more interdependent in some senses after World War II, nuclear weapons, nationalism, and the proliferation of small weapons have made cross-border wars much less frequent. And if they are a threat to U.S. security at all – which most aren’t – cross-border wars are more dangerous than now much more frequent internal civil conflicts. http://original.antiwar.com/eland/2014/08/05/us-evacuation-in-libya-shows-ill-effects-of-us-interventionism/#.U-InkXVkQYM.email


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American Amnesia and the Libyan Aftermath

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In the crinkled, crumpled little walnut that constitutes America’s political discourse, the question of Libya has been reduced to the petty, bitter political wranglings over “Benghazi,” where American officials were killed in a FUBAR of covert ops and clueless incompetence. (Then again, covert ops and clueless incompetence are the M.O. of American foreign policy in general, so it’s hard to see what’s particularly ‘scandalous’ about the Benghazi incident. This deadly combination kills innocent people all over the world on an almost daily basis.) Indeed, the hyper-partisan focus on Benghazi actually reflects the thoroughly bipartisan nature of America’s fubarish foreign policy. We should be having long, heated, intense hearings on the US-NATO military intervention itself — an illegal and utterly foolish assault which has plunged the country into violent chaos, empowered violent religious extremism and destabilized large swaths of Africa. It sparked violent civil war in Mali, for example; and even the dreaded Boko Haram in Nigeria have acquired copious arms from the flood of weaponry released by Western intervention, as well as funds and training from the extremist groups empowered by (and sometimes directly supported by) the Western powers in the regime change operation. http://www.chris-floyd.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/2396-cracking-the-walnut-american-amnesia-and-the-libyan-aftermath.html


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The Libyan ‘Coincidence’

aa-Libya - uncle sam feasting on oil The American attention span being what it is, the U.S. public has long since lost interest in forlorn Libya: oh, they vaguely remember the U.S. intervention in that country, but have lost track of the story since our glorious “victory” unleashed a flood of chaos. The Republicans keep harping on the Benghazi incident, and the alleged cover-up of the circumstances surrounding Ambassador Stevens’ brutal death, but they never bring up the real scandal – the American intervention itself, which paved the way for all the bloody mess that followed. Who is Gen. Hifter, and whose game he playing? http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/05/20/the-libyan-coincidence/#.U3yxRRvwXwQ.email


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Libyan Military Splinters as Rivals Prepare for Civil War

aa-map of Libya The weekend takeover of Libya’s parliament by the leader of the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army and it’s head Gen. Khalifa Hifter has made an unstable situation much worse, and has the nation’s countless armed factions picking sides for what is shaping up to be a full-scale civil war. http://news.antiwar.com/2014/05/19/libyan-military-splinters-as-rivals-prepare-for-civil-war/#.U3tNePAEDvw.email


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Mission Accomplished: Libya Now ‘Scumbag Woodstock’

aa-Libya - uncle sam feasting on oil The objective in Libya, and now in Syria, is not establishing some sort of fanciful Arab Spring democracy project. The objective is to dismantle political and social institutions. Creative destruction, what Michael Ledeen called “the democratic revolution,” is designed to dismantle Arab and Muslim societies and produce failed states offering little resistance to globalist domination. After “blood borders” are established, a new subset of ethnic tension and conflict will exact the imperial rule of divide and conquer. http://www.infowars.com/mission-accomplished-libya-now-scumbag-woodstock/


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The Secret War in Libya

In addition to the assault on the airbase, there have been other attacks on individual members of the government in Tripoli. The highest profile incident was the recent assassination of the Deputy Industry Minister Hassan al-Droui in the city of Sirte. Although it is still unclear whether he was killed by Islamist forces or Green resistance fighters, the unmistakable fact is that the central government is under assault and is unable to exercise true authority or provide security in the country. Many have begun speculating that his killing, rather than being an isolated, targeted assassination, is part of a growing trend of resistance in which pro-Gaddafi Green fighters figure prominently. The rise of the Green resistance forces in Sabha and elsewhere is merely one part of larger and more complex political and military calculus in the South where a number of tribes and various ethnic groups have risen against what they correctly perceive to be their political, economic, and social marginalization. Groups such as the Tawergha and Tobou ethnic minorities, both of which are black African groups, have endured vicious attacks at the hands of Arab militias with no support from the central government. Not only have these and other groups been the victims of ethnic cleansing, but they have been systematically shut out of participation in Libyan political and economic life. http://www.unz.com/article/the-secret-war-in-libya/


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Hillary Clinton’s Responsibility for Libya’s Misery

aa-Hillary Clinton - militarist background Whatever ideological tags describe Hillary and her policies, she has shown very, very bad judgment. She speaks nothing but claptrap about American values and interests. She sounds like a groupie spouting the prevalent Washington neocon rhetoric of empire. This rhetoric is devoid of any real understanding of what values and policies are “right” and will work toward the well-being of Americans and the foreign peoples with whom Americans interact. The neocon rhetoric of empire, history, Arab spring, democratism, and war is utterly and completely bankrupt in a pragmatic sense. In practice, it is producing misery and destruction in one land after another: Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, Syria, Sudan. More of the same is promised for other African lands. The U.S. alliance with Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and other Arab states that have supported the infusion of arms and terrorists into Syria is a large-scale and unheralded American disgrace. The U.S. policies across this entire region and into central Asia have been a complete disaster. Hillary has been right there creating one disaster after another. http://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/hillary-clintons-responsibility-for-libyas-misery/


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putnamvt

The republicrat neocons etc were/are all for lying about phony civil wars funded by bankrupt America and featuring foreign Alqueda mercenaries, in Libya and Syria. Of course the Sec. Of State takes the blame when there's a glitch.

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U.S. Raid Fuels Growing Instability in Libya

Over the weekend, U.S. ground troops marched into the Libyan capital city of Tripoli and carried off a captive Libyan citizen at gunpoint. No prior notice was given to the Libyan government. This reflects the Obama Administration’s appetite for unilateral operations and military-run renditions, but inside Libya the much, much bigger concern is the increased instability and vulnerability of the post-Gadhafi state. Having been installed in the wake of NATO’s war of regime change against Gadhafi, the new Libyan government has faced growing internal strife, and myriad problems, including months of fights with different factions over oil revenue that have ground materially the country’s whole economy to a halt. http://news.antiwar.com/2013/10/07/us-raid-fuels-growing-instability-in-libya/#.UlQCD4hGR7U.email


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The Real Benghazi Scandal

When U.S. personnel were airlifted from Benghazi the night of the attack, there were seven Foreign Service and State Department officers and 23 CIA officers onboard. This fact alone indicates that the consulate was primarily diplomatic cover for an intelligence operation that was known to Libyan militia groups. The CIA failed to provide adequate security for Benghazi, and its clumsy tradecraft contributed to the tragic failure. On the night of the attack, the small CIA security team in Benghazi was slow to respond, relying on an untested Libyan intelligence organization to maintain security for U.S. personnel. After the attack, the long delay in debriefing evacuated personnel contributed to the confusing assessments. http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/05/15/the-real-benghazi-scandal/


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Committing Treason and the Benghazi Murder Cover-Up

Take off your partisan hat and open your minds to the actual uninterrupted high treason that is part of the foreign policy establishment. Party politics is often just a show that plays to their respective bases. However, the tract and direction of extending the transnational empire just continues on a global scale. The full-blown treason committed by every administration that practices the internationalist vision of democracy domination is really a masquerade for worldwide dominion. Presidents are mere temporary talking heads for the oligarchy that actually rules. Murdering their own diplomats and hired help is incidental, when 1,455,590 Iraqi deaths since the U.S. invasion are ignored and dismissed. http://batr.org/reactionary/051213.html


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The New Libya

This weekend, marking the second anniversary of the start of protests that would usher in a bloody and prolonged NATO-led coup to overthrow the Libyan Jamahiriya and Muammar Gaddafi, offers many reasons to celebrate for those whose intention was the demolition of Libyan self-determination, African integration, and a domestic system of extensive social welfare and stability. In return, Libyans have won the right to live in fear, as they have won the freedom to be ruled by countless armed despots each engaged in torture, abductions, and persecution of minorities. In spite of what seems like an unstoppable momentum towards greater strife and social disintegration, romantic imperialists in the West still insist on speaking in the most unwarranted terms of the “street revolution,” that has “brought freedom and hope to millions of people here” (Globe and Mail, 15/2/2013). In the warm glow of fires that consume others, some among us find reason for a warming self-congratulation. Symbolic of the depth of Western respect for Libya’s “new freedom” is this very statement, from the government of Canada itself, warning Canadian travelers: “Do not criticize the country, its leadership or religion. Harsh penalties may be imposed.” The few remaining pro-”revolution” propagandists in the West are not only unwilling to simply state that what they support is globalized regime change and a new colonizing wave that would make non-Western self-determination and sovereignty principles something to be wrecked and thrown aside, they are equally immune to irony. http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/02/19/the-new-libya-2/


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putnamvt

May as well whistle in the wind to the walking -talking paradigms of dumbed-down Americans.

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Susan Rice is Bad News

Mentored by Madeleine Albright — whose reputation as an interventionist of the “humanitarian” school was secured by her infamous remark that the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis due to sanctions was “worth it” — Rice apparently absorbed the Albrightian mindset. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/11/20/susan-rice-is-bad-news/


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Patraeus and Benghazi: A Time for Truth

The stunning resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, days before he was to testify on the CIA role in the Benghazi massacre, raises many more questions than his resignation letter answers. http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/petraeus-and-benghazi-a-time-for-truth/


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Hunted: A First-Hand Account of Gaddafi’s Desperate Last Days

Gaddafi’s final days are detailed in a new report from Human Rights Watch, which painstakingly reconstructs his movements — and those of the citizen militia that captured and executed him — over his final weeks. At many points, the story rests on the account of loyalist fighters who were with him and sometimes on the recollection of a single associate whose information is difficult or impossible to verify, but it is so far the most complete account we have of the final days of the “mad dog of the Middle East.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/10/17/hunted-a-first-hand-account-of-gaddafis-desperate-last-days/?print=1


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REHAN

...... IT MAY BE NOT A GOOD PERSON BUT THIS IS NOT FAIR TO TREAT A KING LIKE THAT... BECAUSE I THINK HE PERFORM ALSO VERY GOOD JOBS FOR LIBIYA.. FUCK LIBIAN PPLS

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Will Obama Strike Libya in Delayed Pre-Election War?

Speaking on conditions of anonymity, four administration officials have commented that they are actively seeking a target and readying strike forces and drones as retribution for the Sept 11 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi. As AP reports, if the administration does find a target, officials say it still has to weigh whether the short-term payoff of exacting retribution on al-Qaida is worth the risk that such strikes could elevate the group’s profile in the region, alienate governments the U.S. needs to fight the group in the future and do little to slow the growing terror threat in North Africa. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-10-16/will-obama-strike-libya-delayed-pre-election-war


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The Unraveling of Obama’s Foreign Policy

So dangerous is Benghazi, the New York Times reported Friday, FBI agents investigating the ambassador’s assassination have yet to venture into the city. Was U.S. intelligence oblivious to how dangerous Benghazi was when Stevens went in? Was not Benghazi’s reputation as a haven for Islamic jihadi known to us all before we “liberated” Libya? This is the city U.S. air power saved when Moammar Gadhafi’s forces were closing in. It now appears to be an al-Qaidaville where U.S. diplomats and agents dare not tread. http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/the-unraveling-of-obamas-foreign-policy/


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Spinning Benghazi

Washington can’t seem to get their story straight: first we were told the attack on our Benghazi consulate and the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens was the result of a spontaneous demonstration that got out of hand – and today we’re told it was all a plot initiated by a heretofore little-known “al Qaeda affiliate.” Before we get to the obvious question – which is it? – let’s linger awhile and wonder: why the sudden change in spin? This is important because in Washington, and the world of American politics, there is no reality: there’s just spin. People have opinions carefully tailored to the political demands of the moment – and during a presidential election year these change by the minute. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/09/20/spinning-benghazi/


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U.S.-Backed Terrorists Murder U.S. Ambassador in Libya

“I have met with these brave fighters, and they are not Al-Qaeda. To the contrary: They are Libyan patriots who want to liberate their nation. We should help them do it.” – neo-con loon Senator John McCain in Benghazi, Libya April 22, 2011. McCain’s “Libyan patriots” have now murdered US Ambassador John Christopher Stevens in the very city McCain spoke these words. An assault on the American consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi, the epicenter of not only last year’s violent subversion and destruction of sovereign Libya, but a decade’s old epicenter of global terrorism, left Ambassador Stevens dead along with two of his aides. http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=o8b4necab&v=001-9B9G95DKurqati2PlRu4zW_utf8HpEGpo6N1BuPANkFa-0pvIgtZL4PtKvR_WibpILcDV30VKUwqIgNSP2_l66PpmqDttLG1F4E_Npndyg%3D


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Attacks on U.S. Drones Shutter Benghazi Airport

The Benghazi Airport was closed overnight and remained closed for much of the day because of heavy anti-aircraft fire around the city by various Islamist factions targeting the U.S drones that have been looming overhead since the attack on the US consulate earlier this week. http://news.antiwar.com/2012/09/14/attacks-on-us-drones-shutter-benghazi-airport/


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Obama Sends More Drones, Marines to Libya, But Did They Ever Leave?

The Obama administration has ordered military reinforcements to Libya following the attack on the U.S. consulate building this week, but the truth is drones had never left Libya’s skies and U.S. Marines have been carrying out missions on the ground since the end of NATO’s war there last year. http://news.antiwar.com/2012/09/13/obama-sends-more-drones-marines-to-libya-but-did-they-ever-leave/


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Blowback in Benghazi?

Initially hailed as a great triumph of Obamaite diplomacy and resolve, the Libyan “revolution” — managed in part by the departed Ambassador Stevens — subsumed radical elements under its broad tent. As critics of the US role pointed out at the time, these elements dominated the military wing of the “transitional” governing council, which was populated with Western-educated liberals who had no guns to back them up. The NATO-backed rebels took power and soon became the launching pad for Washington’s next regime-change project: the overthrow of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad and his Ba’ath Party. Libyan fighters were soon shooting up the streets of Damascus, and enjoying the hospitality of their Turkish allies just over the border. So far, so good — until the Benghazi collision with reality. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/09/13/blowback-in-benghazi/


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Conrad

This really isn't blowback, it's the inevitable result of stupidity. As well as the result of being controlled & manipulated by your enemies.

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Getting ‘Gaddafied’

It’s a well-known fact that the Eskimos have 88 words for snow and Baskin-Robbins 57 varieties of ice cream – or is that Heinz Baked Beans? – anyway, my point is that certain subject areas of language are clearly overdeveloped and replete with vocabulary, while others are not. One of the areas less well served by language is politics and geopolitics, where multifaceted phenomenon of great complexity are described and explained using an impoverished vocabulary that does nothing to convey their essence. A case in point is the recent brutal murder of the US ambassador in Libya and his staff. Explaining that these unfortunates were killed by an angry Islamic mob incensed by a movie that the embassy had been pushing, and then quoting Hilary Clinton – “This was an attack by a small and savage group, not the people and government of Libya” – only shows the semantic shortcomings of the geopolitical narrative. Missing from the prim little network reports that brought this news to the uncomprehending public is the whiff of geopolitical naivety, the pong of inept deculturalization, and the stench of reckless destabilization that inevitably emanates from America’s dealings with the non-Jewish Middle East. But most of all these bare accounts miss the exquisite sense of karma that this action actualizes: a few short months after the USA brought about the lynching of the country’s previous leader, its own ambassador is killed in a remarkably similar fashion by the same nasty Islamic id that was unleashed and empowered on that occasion by USA foreign policy. http://www.alternativeright.com/main/blogs/exit-strategies/getting-gaddafied/


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U.S. Ambassador to Libya is Martyr to Zionist Ambition

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Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya murdered earlier today was a martyr to Zionist attempts to draw the U.S. into war with Iran. The attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was prompted by an insulting film made by Zionist Jews that depict the prophet Mohammed, and Muslims in general, as killers and perverts. This is taking place as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is ratcheting up pressure on the U.S. to attack Iran, or to support an Israeli attack. Christopher Steven’s fate is an object lesson for all Americans. Zionists are happy to see Americans die fulfilling Zionist goals. On Monday, we commemorated the 11th anniversary of the false flag attack on the World Trade Center, which has Zionist fingerprints all over it. http://www.henrymakow.com/us-ambassador-is-marty.html


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LabMan

The first comment below this very interesting story is proof that some folks are quite aware.

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Post-Gaddafi Libya — Another Fine Mess Thanks to NATO

Congratulations to William Hague, Hillary Clinton and the sickening little wannabe Napoleons who rule France these days for destroying Libya. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32260.htm


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Brockhurst

Ethnic infighting has started there; it seems the Berbers were there first, and still regard the Arabs as interlopers. Sometimes Humpty Dumpty stays broken.

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Ethnic Cleansing in Post-Qadaffi Libya

National Public Radio reported this morning on shocking evidence of ethnic cleansing in Libya. After the war ended last year, and former dictator Muammar Qaddafi was killed, and the global media departed, the residents of the predominantly Arab town of Misrata slaughtered, tortured, and expelled residents of the neighboring, predominantly black town of Tawargha. The pretext was a bizarre, racist conspiracy theory: that all 30,000 black residents of Tawargha had risen up to rape the Arab women and girls of Misrata. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/06/12/Ethnic-Cleansing-in-Post-Qaddafi-Libya


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putnamvt

"Distance lends enchantment to the view>" (A deluded sense of our prospects) 70 bombed to death in Iraq today 6/13- another 'mission accomplished ' location being ethnically cleansed (of Christians there). And Syria's ethnic cleansing is next. Fellow Americansyou've no more sense of what's going down than a herd of giraffes, or you've just submitted to the hell demons?

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A Year Later, Libya is Still a Mess

One year after the U.S., Britain, and France began their war in Libya, the harmful consequences of Western intervention are readily apparent. The internal disorder and regional instability that the West’s assault created were foreseen by many critics. And yet, Western governments made no meaningful efforts to prepare for them. http://theweek.com/bullpen/column/225833/a-year-later-libya-is-still-a-mess


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putnamvt

Under Arab nationalist leaders like Saddam Hussein and Kahadaffi ( AND Assad), the Arabs could be Sunni, Shi'ites, Christians, Zorastrians, or no religion at all. Women could drigve, wear makeup, live independent lives. Libya , and Iraq, had something approcahing a first class world standard of living. And both Sadaam and Khadaffi , AND Assad, were/are genuine enemies of radical Muslim terrorism. But since they didn't submit to Big Jew, inc., they and their countries had to be destroyed by Big Jew, inc.'s brainless muscle, the U.S.A. Now it's Syria's turn. So move along'kwans, nothing to see here.

jaredsparks

"Still a mess?" Mess doesnt begin to describe the travesty.

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The ‘Libyan Model’ Won’t Save Syria

For interventionists in Congress to claim that the Libyan intervention “served us well” is absurd in the extreme–unless the “us” excludes entirely the Libyan people. Libya wasn’t a model–it was a thoroughly illegal, totally dysfunctional catastrophe. The fact that anyone can still tout Libya as a success without it being as politically-damaging and obviously ludicrous as claiming Iraq as a success is a testament to the complete disengagement of the American people and U.S. media. http://www.skepticallibertarian.com/2012/03/population-horror-show_06.html


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putnamvt

For the libtards in the 'Kwa - what to do when "they" destroy once-great cities like Detroit? Just talk fast and move "'em" around. lol ... and Gaddafi's death was a loud warning (Assad) to other Middle Eastern leaders who are reluctant to embrace Zionism or jewmocracy.

Raymond

Looks a little like Detroit, doesn't it? Same tribe responsible for both.

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Ongoing Atrocities by NATO-Installed Libyan Regime

The war crimes and abuses being perpetrated by the new regime further expose the claims that the NATO allies intervened for humanitarian purposes to rescue the Libyan people from violent repression. In fact, the atrocities flow directly from the predatory nature of the war, which installed the unelected TNC regime as a pliant government to control the country’s significant economic and geo-strategic resources. This is part of a wider drive to quell the “Arab Spring” uprisings and establish unchallenged hegemony over the Middle East, a drive now being continued against Syria and Iran. http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=29238


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Libya’s NTC Has Yet to Deal With Militias

The interim government in Libya has so far failed to deal with the issue of disparate groups of militias that remain organized in independent and defiant brigades throughout the country and who are now demanding top roles in government. The militias, basically armed thugs who refuse to give up whatever limited control they’ve gained since helping to oust former dictator Muammar Gadhafi, have been waging turf battles with other militias and defying the government’s pleas to lay down their arms.


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Libya on the Verge of Chaos and Civil War

Warnings from many experts are coming true: Libya is being pulled into a civil war. Now anti-Gaddafists are carving up power and Libya’s capital of Tripoli is already seeing clashes as the rebels are fighting for the local airport. http://uruknet.com/?p=m83875&hd=&size=1&l=e


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David K. Meller

Wasn't Libya supposed to be enjoying BETTER conditions once the "tyrant and madman" Q'adaffi was overthrown and replaced by a "democracy"? Weren't the anti-Q'adaffi forces--including such great champions of Jeffersonian Democracy as Al-Q'aida--supported by the enlightened and progressive NATO forces, supposed to usher in a new age of peace,prosperity, and freedom for all? Maybe we should give them Obama a one-way trip to Libya, and let the Libyan people, pro or anti-Q'adaffi alike, deal with him as they will. At least we Americans will be rid of the nuisance. I'll gladly throw in Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, and Mitt Romney free of charge! Maybe a few billions of $$$ from the DC government, along with Bernanke, Greenspan, and Geithner as well, for the Libyans' trouble and inconvenience!If They want to put those NWO globalist rats on trial for "crimes against humanity" allegedly committed by Israel and the USSA, with their knowledge, assistance and approval, so much the better! Doesn't that sound an awful lot like the bilge we American booboisee were stuffed with in the lead up to the invasion of Iraq, and the liberation of THAT country from the "evil madman" Saddam Hussein? Now we are all supposed to trust the same sort of people as they prepare us for a war against the "evil madman" Achmadinedjad (I think that is how the Iranian President's name is spelled) When THAT turns into a bloody mess for both Iranians and us, what will happen then? Fool me once, shame on you! Fool me more than once, SHAME ON ME!! Immediate and complete US military withdrawal from the rest of the world, NOW! Ron Paul in 2012! They lied to us? Imagine that!!

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Gaddafi and the Brave New World

The removal of Gaddafi is limited in its strategic significance, but it is highly symbolic in other ways. Whether or not documentation of the ordeal was intended for public consumption, his rather gruesome demise illustrates graphically to every nation the cost of resistance to the Postmodern Empire. Enemies of Rome were once dragged through the city by the triumphator and jeered by throngs of plebeians before facing death. In our own age, the enemies of democracy and human rights are made to star in productions not unlike the horror-porn so fashionable among anaesthetized American moviegoers. When Gaddafi’s last cameo proved unbearable to watch for the non-depraved, U.S. President and Nobel Peace laureate Barack Obama set the record straight on a popular late-night comedy show. http://www.alternativeright.com/main/blogs/exit-strategies/this-is-sin/


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Gadhafi’s Gold-Money Plan Would Have Devastated Dollar

It remains unclear exactly why or how the Gadhafi regime went from “a model” and an “important ally” to the next target for regime change in a period of just a few years. But after claims of “genocide” as the justification for NATO intervention were disputed by experts, several other theories have been floated. Oil, of course, has been mentioned frequently — Libya is Africa‘s largest oil producer. But one possible reason in particular for Gadhafi’s fall from grace has gained significant traction among analysts and segments of the non-Western media: central banking and the global monetary system. According to more than a few observers, Gadhafi’s plan to quit selling Libyan oil in U.S. dollars — demanding payment instead in gold-backed “dinars” (a single African currency made from gold) — was the real cause. The regime, sitting on massive amounts of gold, estimated at close to 150 tons, was also pushing other African and Middle Eastern governments to follow suit. http://thenewamerican.com/economy/markets-mainmenu-45/9743-gadhafis-gold-money-plan-would-have-devastated-dollar


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Luis

That's tha exact reason, I believe.

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The Execution of Gaddafi and the Attempted Humiliation of Africa

It is now becoming clear that the Western leaders (especially those from Britain, France, Italy and the United States) used the cover of protection of civilian lives to go to Libya to carry out regime change. Gaddafi had vowed to fight to the end and he did. The destruction of Libya by NATO jets was totally unnecessary. Can the people of the West and their leaders say that Libya is now better off in October 2011 than it was in March 2011? http://uruknet.com/?p=m82665&hd=&size=1&l=e


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Luis

I'm becoming increasingly asshamed of being an european.

Oddo Wolf

I tell the coward crusaders: I live in a place where you can™t get to and kill me. I live in the hearts of millions. "Muammar al-Gaddafi"

LabMan

A very good article here,with a suggestion of a "wag the dog" situation to take the focus away from the problems the attacking countries are experiencing,many other reasons exist,it is always destroy the country targeted,and no trial for the leaders of same.

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Naked, Bloody Imperialism or ‘We Came, We Saw, He Died’

Among the many comments we have read and received on the alleged death of Gaddafi, the one most often repeated goes something like this: ‘Gaddafi was a brutal dictator who deserved what he got‘. The widely-held belief (at least in Western nations) that Gaddafi was a ‘brutal dictator’ is the result of over 30 years of (primarily) US, British and French propaganda against the former Libyan leader. The reasons for this long-running propaganda campaign are many, but chief among them is the fact that Gaddafi was not only fiercely independent as regards his native land, but he persistently sought to bring financial independence to other African nations. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/10/26/naked-bloody-imperialism-or-we-came-we-saw-he-died/


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Oddo Wolf

Let™s save the human race, let™s finish off the U.S. empire. "President Hugo Chavez"

LabMan

Watch out Hugo Chavez!

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

Qaddafi was, quite simply, a man who knew too much. Taken alive, he would have almost certainly have been handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC), which had indicted him — along with his son, Saif al-Islam, and brother-in-law and military intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi (whereabouts unknown) — for crimes against humanity in late June. Imagine the stir he would have made in The Hague. There, along with any number of fantasies and false accusations, he would almost certainly have revealed the extent of his intimate relations with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the details of his government’s collaboration with Western intelligence services in counterterrorism, with the European Union in limiting migration from Libyan shores, and in the granting of major contracts to big Western oil and construction firms. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/10/24/the_man_who_knew_too_much


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Libya: A Brutal, Gratuitous Slaying, the New World Order in All Its Transparent Barbarism

This is sickening, barbaric and worse than barbaric treatment and it’s in a long line of similar travesties. This is true with Slobodan Milosevic in Yugoslavia and Saddam Hussein in Iraq, with any leader of a country that doesn’t kow-tow entirely. I am not putting all these people in the same basket. Let’s rephrase that. Any leader whose time has come according to the United States and NATO can expect death. Hussein was hanged, Gaddafi was shot. Whereas Gaddafi was considered to be – he was only nominally so, but he was considered to be – the head of state and even the head of the military, and the bombing of his private residences under the guise of their being command and control centers suggests that he was considered by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to be in charge of the Libyan military, when he was captured on Thursday his treatment was governed by the Geneva Conventions, but instead he was shot through the head and murdered. This is the new regime that is being implanted in Libya, and for all the West’s talk of the rule of law and humanitarian concerns and so forth this is a graphic image of its true intentions, just like the death of Slobodan Milosevic in a veritable dungeon in the Netherlands because he was denied proper medical treatment in Russia, and the grotesque hanging of Saddam Hussein. http://weeklyintercept.blogspot.com/2011/10/global-research-by-rick-rozoff-how-are.html


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War and Serfdom: Is This The World We Really Want to Live In?

Any peace-loving person who knows the real score of NATO’s Libya invasion must be incredibly disheartened. Libya, like everywhere else in the world, was not perfect. Yet, it was a shining example of an independent, prosperous, and secular country in Africa, and it was completely destroyed based on more establishment lies. And there was nothing anyone could have done to stop it. America and NATO countries claimed there was a “humanitarian crisis,” illegally seized Gaddafi’s international assets, and fraudulently sold a “no fly” zone to the United Nations. That no fly zone turned into arming radical Islamic rebels and carpet bombing heavily populated cities and critical infrastructure to remove or kill their popular leader Gaddafi [3]. Immoral war crimes all. And American children are supposed to cheer alongside the television about this “victory”? Worse yet, all of this was done without any authority by the people or independent oversight by their representatives. Congress was never given a chance to debate or vote on this military action and expenditure. The media was complicit as usual, selling establishment lies about humanitarian intervention to neuter the anti-war crowd. Now, surprise, surprise; NATO is carving up Libya’s vast resources into Western hands as they prepare for their next conquest. There seems to be no force capable of confronting this monster. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29514.htm


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There was a "humanitarian crises" in Darfur also,but no oil reserves,or an almost perfect water supply.

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Gaddafi’s Dream Capital for Africa Pulverized by NATO

Sirte bombed into ruins

The swaggering architectural ambitions of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi never achieved the stylistic unity reached by Hitler in Berlin, but he had his dreams. And the most cherished of all his projects was to one day see his home town of Sirte turned into the shimmering, futuristic capital of a United Africa. Well, he lived just long enough to see it – over his shoulder for one last time as he fled on Thursday morning – transformed into a grotesque husk of a city with broken bits of what buildings still stood sticking out from the ground like the shattered remains of the teeth of a mugging victim. It looks today like Ypres in 1915, or Grozny in 1995 after the Russian Army had finished with it. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/gaddafis-dream-capital-for-africa-pulverised-into-a-ruin-2374667.html


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The Gadaffi I Knew

Gadaffi told me that night in Tripoli that if he were overthrown, the Western powers would quickly grab Libya’s oil. His words were prophetic. The uprising that began earlier this year was organized, armed and supported by French and British intelligence. NATO warplanes and helicopters, and special forces, did the serious fighting and broke Gadaffi’s forces. All the gun waving rebels were window dressing to cover a western military intervention that was supposedly for “humanitarian” purposes. Last week, a French Mirage fighter reportedly destroyed the convoy in which Gadaffi fleeing besieged Sirte. He was seriously wounded, and then captured and lynched by an angry mob. http://lewrockwell.com/margolis/margolis264.html


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Gaddafi Flying White Flag When Killed

Wayne Madsen’s information reveals that Gaddafi was set-up for a double-cross and execution. Dead men, as they say, tell no tales. Gaddafi’s cooperation with the globalists, his business deals with the war criminal Tony Blair at the behest of JP Morgan, his talk of nationalizing Libya’s oil fields, his close relationship with oil corporations and American politicans like John McCain were all liabilities for the elite and would have been extremely problematic if he had surrendered and faced the ICC at the Hague. http://www.infowars.com/madsen-gaddafi-flying-white-flag-when-killed/


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LabMan

The Geneva and Hague protocals cover pretty much nothing anymore,imagine quoting them while being assulted on an American street,because you disagree with U.S.policy.

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How the West ‘Won’ Libya

It was up to that majestic foreign policy strategist, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, to be starkly more enlightening than Obama; “In this case, America spent $2 billion and didn’t lose a single life. This is more the prescription for how to deal with the world as we go forward than it has in the past.” World, you have been warned; this is how the empire will deal with you from now on. So congratulations to the “international community” – which as everyone knows is composed of Washington, a few washed-up NATO members, and the democratic Persian Gulf powerhouses of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This community, at least, loved the outcome. http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MJ22Ak03.html


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LabMan

Gaddafi was found by The Transitional National Council-The TNC,and then duly executed,this writer tells us that The TNC has peddled lies,lies,and more lies for months........!,maybe these guys should not take a helicopter ride home!

JamesinUSA

Hussein, Qaddafi, Mubarak, all may have been Devils, but they were the Devils we knew. I believe our government is slowly, if not consciously, colluding, in creating a monster military scenario in the Middle East, especially if we allow Israel to drag our nation into a war with Iran. A war that would encompass the whole region, touching off a world economic depression, and finish us off as a world power. We should unilaterally withdraw all our military forces from the region , work on energy independence, and concentrate our geopolitical interest here in the Western Hemisphere. With two oceans on either side of us we should be able to secure this part of the world for our own national needs, and allow Russia, China, India, and Pakistan, as well as Europe, fight over the remaining parts. This of course would require a drastic restructuring of our military, its priorities, economic trading adjustments, but in the long run it would be better for the United States. We're just stretched to thin in the world to really do anybody any good, including ourselves.

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The Curious Nature of the Self-Chosen Few

I realize this is probably anti-Semitic, mostly because it’s true and also because they don’t want to hear it and they don’t want you to hear it but you had better recognize it because they are doing what they always do; what they did in the civil rights organizations when they are not about civil rights. They are about personal privilege and power and exceptionalism, as the whole chosen people motif makes perfectly clear. I have long terms friends of all colors and creeds. It is why I don’t wholesale entire peoples for the crimes of their fellows. I actually catch a lot of shit for this because there are any numbers of people who want to convince me that every single Jew is a dangerous parasite. I haven’t had that experience. Some of them at the protests are well meaning, I am sure, but others are not. They’re playing the same game they always play, seeking to control the result and direction of mass uprisings and global change for their own profit. If the facts of history, both real and distorted by them are not enough to convince you, then you are a fool. http://smokingmirrors.blogspot.com/2011/10/curious-nature-of-self-chosen-few.html


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Fighting Erupts in Tripoli

What NATO has accomplished in Libya is not the overthrow of Ghaddafi, but rather the start of a protracted civil war. And the only potential remedy here, in light of the fact that the air strikes haven’t worked?!? NATO Ground troops, tons of them! One has to wonder just how soon Obama will commit those US ground troops to this conflict which he vowed to the American people he would not send. http://www.blacklistednews.com/Fighting_Erupts_in_Tripoli/16139/0/38/38/Y/M.html


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Muammar Gaddafi Urges Mass Protests

Libya’s ousted leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has called on Libyans to come on to the streets “in their millions” to resist the nation’s interim leaders. In an audio message broadcast on Syrian-based Arrai television, he says conditions in Libya have become “unbearable.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15206478


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NATO’s Grand Plan of Destabilization in Libya

The major mainstream media networks like CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera have been busy flooding the world’s TV sets and internet with the confabulation that NATO and its Libyan Rebels have already won their war in Libya, and that the country’s newly crowned Trans National Council(TNC) is a stable governing body, but the truth on the ground is something altogether different. http://www.infowars.com/natos-grand-plan-of-destabilization-in-libya/


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NATO: At Least 10,000 ‘Lost Missiles’ in Libya

Oops! http://news.antiwar.com/2011/10/02/nato-at-least-10000-lost-missiles-in-libya/


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Financial Heist of the Century: Confiscating Libya’s Sovereign Wealth Funds

The objective of the war against Libya is not just its oil reserves (now estimated at 60 billion barrels), which are the greatest in Africa and whose extraction costs are among the lowest in the world, nor the natural gas reserves of which are estimated at about 1,500 billion cubic meters. In the crosshairs of “willing” of the operation “Unified Protector” there are sovereign wealth funds, capital that the Libyan state has invested abroad. http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/news/financial-heist-century-confiscating-libyas-sovereign-wealth-funds-swf


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LabMan

Low oil extraction costs are but one of the reasons to steal everything that Libya has,and right now sovereign wealth funds top the list,who knows what else we will learn about,and I thought this attack on another sovereign country was about the human rights of the people living there!,the people of Libya,as reported by The Nationalist Times lived under a solid system of laws that we would do well to adopt here,one of the most important:,Riba(usury)is not permitted.The Central Bank of Libya is wholly owned by the Libyan government,and is run as a state bank with it's own Libyan currency.There is no usury because "there is no interest"!

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Failure in Libya

Libya represents the failure of the interventionist project envisioned by the Obama administration: as rebel gangs run wild, attacking rival tribesmen – and “traitors,” like their former commander-in-chief – the country threatens to become what the more ambitious interventionists love best: a Failed State, that is, a state that fails to maintain its monopoly on the use of force in a given geographical area. For the War Party, every such failure is an opportunity to fill the power vacuum. Faster than you can say “I told you so,” we’ll have boots on the ground. No other course is possible, given what is unfolding in Libya at the moment. The country has no real government – a condition the Powers That Be cannot allow any longer than a few weeks. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2011/09/27/failure-in-libya/


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LabMan

A three way civil war,what a great accomplishment!,much of it urged on by,as stated before, Samantha Power,Susan Rice,and Hillary Clinton,will anyone recognize,and stand up to the cultural marxism that is feminism,oh,and there is a lot of oil in Libya.It is a good bet that American ground troops are already there,and imagine what they will face as more countries have had enough invasion and occupation,the nationalist citizens of said areas will come to have a "we will be waiting" attitude,would we not feel the same if St.Louis,Kansas City,and Pittsburgh were targets of foreign invaders and occupiers?,an earlier post,with information from the Nationalist Times stated that life was quite stable for Libyan citizens,and above all,the neo-con madmen and women running the U.S. government do not want that,oh,and did I mention that there are vast amounts of oil there also.

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NATO’s ‘Victory’ in Libya Genocide and Rebel Infighting

Desperate to declare NATO’s mission in Libya a victory ahead of the September 19, 2011 deadline on their contrived UN Security Council resolution, already violated in every conceivable manner possible, NATO planes in tandem with NATO special forces obliterated Tripoli ahead of swarms of Libyan rebel troops led by notorious Al Qaeda thug Abdulhakim Hasadi (aka Balhaj.) Three weeks later, NATO’s proxy Libyan representative, long-time globalist and servant of the West Mahmoud Gibril Elwarfally, touched down at Tripoli’s airport, one of the few enclaves held by rebels in the city, to give the impression that his “National Transitional Council” (NTC) actually controls the capital and therefore the country. http://weeklyintercept.blogspot.com/2011/09/natos-victory-in-libya-genocide-and.html


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N (Not) A (A) T (Trustworthy) O (Organization) Evidenced by their treatment of, and attitude toward NATO member Turkey!

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How an Empire Defines Victory

Seeing the end of the Gadhafi regime has somehow vindicated the war on Libya in many Americans’ minds, including some previously on the fence. This is a usual pattern: The U.S. goes to war, always with some lofty goal advertised, and the euphoria kicks in as soon as the regime is defeated. It happened throughout the 1990s. The Gulf War, Somalia, and Kosovo all present examples of the American empire claiming mighty victory even as the problems in each region that were cited as reasons to go to war — a brutal tyranny, starvation and warlordism, and ethnic violence — persisted long after the U.S. “won” these wars. It happened with the fall of the Taliban in October 2001. The Bush administration declared victory, the evil state was destroyed (or so we were told), and videos of little girls flying kites, signifying the defeat of fundamentalist theocracy in Afghanistan, saturated the press. Yet here we are, 10 years later, and the U.S. is still fighting the Taliban. Somewhere along the way it was forgotten that the war wasn’t simply supposed to achieve the limited victory of October 2001 — it was supposed to destroy the safe havens for “terror,” liberalize the nation, and neutralize the threat to America by attacking the root cause. None of this happened, not in 2001, 2002, or any year since. Do Americans, most of whom now want to leave Afghanistan, remember how they felt about the great triumph 10 years ago? Apparently, the lessons haven’t completely set in. http://original.antiwar.com/anthony-gregory/2011/09/11/how-an-empire-defines-victory/


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NATO Faces ‘Catastrophic Success’ in Libya

As it turned out, the opposition forces entered Tripoli on Aug. 21. There are two main reasons for the sudden victory of the opposition forces. First, Western countries not only launched air strikes and provided a large amount of weapons to the opposition forces but also sent ground troops to Libya. According to recent media reports, France, the United Kingdom and Italy had dispatched special forces to Libya to help the opposition troops finally win the ground war. Second, Western countries reportedly bought out almost all senior officials of the Qaddafi regime. In brief, Western countries planned and directed the opposition forces’ capture of Tripoli. However, the NATO’s victory in Libya is just a miserable victory. First, in order to reduce civilian casualties, the United Nations Security Council authorized NATO to establish a no-fly zone in Libya. However, the military operations of NATO have enlarged the civil war, led to tens of thousands of casualties of innocent civilians, made countless people homeless, and caused severe property damage and a huge humanitarian disaster. http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=26287


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JamesinUSA

I couldn't have stated it better Luke. The last thing we need is another proxy war in the Middle-East at the behest of Israel. And every Jew-Sucking Christian Zionist in this country should be given forty lashes for being so stupid as to worship the very people who are out to destroy them.

Luke

This is the same question I have been asking myself. This jewish neo-con bully boy crap cannot go on indefinitely without the rest of the world finally saying they've had enough of it. And, if I had to pick one event that could most likely result in our country getting hit with several hundred nukes from China and Russia - I'd say attacking Iran would be that event. And, you know what? We would deserve it. Not the white Americans who've been outspoken in their opposition this jewish neo-con, blood-thirsty insanity - but, those rabidly insane and psychopathic Christian-Zionists, those rats really do deserve to be nuked and burned alive and sent to Hell, where they can be reunited with their Father, Satan.

LabMan

The question has been asked many times before,"how long will it be until all countries in this part of the world decide to put a stop to imperialist attacks and occupations by cutting supply lines,causing the loss of invading troops"?

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The Inevitable

Libyan “freedom fighters” apparently don’t care much for “diversity.” http://isteve.blogspot.com/2011/08/inevitable.html


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Jungleboots

James, I think this means that the negro is known everywhere. For one to truely dislike the negro, one has to really know the negro and all he has done and not done. There for only an alien from outer space can be prejudiced against the negroes for the word prejudiced means to pre-judge someone and we do not pre-judge the negroes, we know all about the negroes and how they are destroyers and never ever builders of society.

JamesinUSA

This article is just one more example of how blacks aren't liked anywhere in the world. Whether it's in Cuba, Mexico, Central or South America, Japan, or apparently even in North Africa, the blacker your skin, the lower you are on the ladder of humanity, and all too often for damn good reasons. The problem, is that it's only whites around the world that is supposed to be on some guilt-trip about thinking this way.

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Globalists Want Boots On The Ground In Libya

Making Libya “stable” for Fortune 500 corporations, offshore banks and megalithic oil companies. http://www.infowars.com/globalists-want-boots-on-the-ground-in-libya/


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LabMan

In the May 2011 edition of The Nationalist Times there appears a letter to the editor explaining conditions in Libya,1.There is no unemployment there2.Libya had the highest GDP(Gross Domestic Product)in Africa.3.Less than 5%of the population is classified as poor.4.Life expectancy in Libya is 75 years of age,highest in Africa,and 10% above the world average.5.Libya has a literacy rate of 82%.6.There is free health care in Libya.7.There is free education in Libya.8.Most Libyan families possess a house and a car except the Nomadic Bedouin,and Tuareg Tribes.9.Riba (usury) is not permitted.The central bank of Libya is wholly owned by the Libyan government,and is run as a state bank with it's own Libyan currency.There is no usury because there is no interest.,the writer then states that his credit card interest range from about 7-8% to 23% at HSBC,this interest/usury system is Biblically forbidden.The fractional reserve banking scheme was engineered by the privately owned federal reserve,(think Ron Paul).The letter writer continues,Everything that Muammar Qaddafi has done for his people I now believe almost every American would like to have happen in their own country.

jaredsparks

A stepping stone to the Iranian invasion

LabMan

"the scramble to secure access to Libya's oil wealth has already begun"amongst British Petroleum,Total Of France,and Repsol YPF of Spain,and I thought this new adventure was about making Libya stable for the Libyan people,how silly of me,I wonder if Samantha Power,Susan Rice,and Hillary Clinton were fooled also?

Jungleboots

Is it the Universalist or the Galaxianist that really got the power? I'm really confused these days with all these gianormous organizations destroying so much for so few. Now who are the Nazi's, are they the Universalist and the Galaxianist are Facist or is it the other way around? I think the Globalist are the Illumaniti 5th degree Dark Moon Ravensclaw Supremist, is that correct? We definetly need a score card to keep track of who is good, who is bad and what their agenda is. Let's try to work on that can we site mangers at ANU....Thanks

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Libya: Obama’s Pyrrhic Victory

Can we expect a repeat in Libya, where – as in Iraq – a secular “socialist” authoritarian regime is overthrown, and the ostensibly secular elements of the opposition quickly go over to the Islamists? Such a question must surely have occurred to our all-wise policymakers in Washington: no doubt it was quickly brushed aside in order to facilitate the Obama administration’s harebrained scheme to hijack the “Arab Spring” and turn it into the engine of Western imperialism in the region. This seems to have “succeeded” only in the most superficial sense: the Egyptians are already at loggerheads with the Israelis, and it isn’t over in Bahrain – although perhaps giving Cairo something to worry about on Egypt’s Western frontier is Washington’s way of reducing pressure on its most important regional ally. (It works out that way, regardless of Washington’s intention.) As many have noted, we are facing yet another “Mission Accomplished!” moment, with a “victory” hailed, this time, by the more rabid Obama-ites. War fever blows particularly hot over at MSNBC, whose full-throated cheerleading is surely a major embarrassment for “progressives” who still cling to their anti-interventionist principles. Rachel Maddow declaring that war skeptics have been “proven wrong” by the apparent taking of Tripoli is like Jonah Goldberg hailing Iraqis “dancing for joy” at the “liberation” of their country by the U.S. You’ll have to dig way back in the Antiwar.com archives to find that one, but isn’t it downright weird how a Maddow can turn into a Goldberg? http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2011/08/23/libya-obamas-pyrrhic-victory/


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Welcome to NATO’s New Colony, Libya

After 43 years of eccentric, zany, or comical rule, underscored by Western charges of terrorism, it appears the era of Libya’s Col. Muammar Gadaffi, once called by Ronald Reagan, “the mad dog of the Middle East,” is over. Col. Gadaffi has been the longest-ruling Arab leader. His sons, who were positioned to succeed him, are either captives or dead. Gadaffi’s absurd, opera-bouffe costumes, his busty, pistol-packing female bodyguards, his silly antics and claims to be Libya’s “Brother Guide,”(he held no official position), his efforts to lead the Arabs, then black Africa, and his support of all sorts of revolutionary/terrorist groups made the Libyan colonel into the Arab world’s most colorful and controversial leader. A score of attempts to kill Gadaffi have failed over the years. Israel, Egypt, the US, France, and Britain all sought to assassinate him. The US dropped a 2,000lb laser-guided bomb on his bedroom. It killed his two-year-old adopted daughter. British intelligence, MI6, tried to kill Gadaffi for supporting the Irish Republican Army by detonated a powerful car bomb in Benghazi, killing a large number of civilians. France’s intelligence service, SDECE, secreted an altitude-fused bomb on Gadaffi’s private jet. All these attempts failed. But now, it certainly looks as if Gadaffi has used up all his nine lives, and then some. http://lewrockwell.com/margolis/margolis254.html


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No Early End to Libya War Expected

Which is great news for the arms merchants and the madmen behind the U.S. policy of permanent war with the Arab world. http://original.antiwar.com/lobe/2011/07/19/no-early-end-to-libya-war-expected/


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Clinton Announces al-Qaeda as Legitimate Government of Libya

Oceania is at war with Eastasia. Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia. http://www.infowars.com/clinton-announces-al-qaeda-as-legitimate-government-of-libya/


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jaredsparks

We were still operating under the delusion that we were the world's 'democracy builder during the Vietnam era, 20 years out from WW2, thanks to being spoon fed by the Jew media in order to ensure Communism victory in Europe in 1945. Surprise, surprise how the American left wing Jews turned against us in Vietnam, when we were in direct conflict with communism and tried to destroy our resolve to win, and surprise, surprise, that today they again wear the mask of patriotism as we bankrupt ourselves fighting wars for the benefit of Zionism,

Reinhardt

During WW-II, USA worked with, and backed Ho Chi Minh forces to fight the Japs, rescue downed pilots, etc... Then we went to war with them after England disarmed the Minh forces, and rearmed the Japs so that France could reclaim its colony. In 1979, we supported the rebels in Afganistan when they were at war with the Soviet Union. Now we are at war with the same forces. When Irag was at war with Iran, USA backed Iraq, and so on....... I'm sure you get the picture! It seems as if the USA cannot help itself. It has to meddle, and create war for profit. With all the turmoil going on in the Arab countries right now, who has the most to gain from the upheaval? Certainly not those who say they are fighting for freedom! It is USA, and her ZOG masters who benefit. Internal strife in an Arab country equates to less pressure for jews to get along with their neighbors, and takes them off the radar screen to do whatever they want to trample on non-jews. It also takes the focus off of the FUBAR policies that our own ZOG government has imposed, and is continuing to impose on Americans. America needs to review what was done in 1776, what was done recently in Egypt, and rebel again!!!!! Of course, what needs to be done, and what will be done are 180 out from each other. Americans do not have what it takes to do the right thing!! The majority of Americans suffer from bad backs ---- a yellow streak down the middle!!!!!!!

jaredsparks

quoted: Here is the basic Jew/ZOG formula for destroying any country that is hostile to US/Zionist imperialism: First, the Jews invent a lot of imaginary atrocity tales in their controlled press about the country they wish to target. Real outlandish and ridiculous lies about “mobile weapons labs”, “mass executions” and “nerve gas bombs”. Then the Jews make their goy stooges in the White House and Kahngress say how “troubled” they are that the targeted country is not complying with some UN mandate or with the wishes of the “international community”. Next come the sanctions and blockades, with the stamp of approval from the Jew-controlled Congress and UN, followed by “coalition” airstrikes (90% of which are carried out by the US, not any so-called “coalition partner”), with the Jew-controlled press constantly cheering on the attacks. The CIA then starts or increases the fomenting of civil unrest inside the victim country. Then members of the ruler™s family are murdered so that no one in his clan can replace him as ruler. The ruler is then violently deposed and executed by several of his generals who are on the CIA payroll. Finally, the new Washington backed regime comes to power and begins torturing and murdering supporters of the old regime , with lots of assistance from Washington and the MOSSAD. The new regime will be permitted to be as ruthless and corrupt as they want to be, as long as they always follow orders from Washington and let the Jews come in and take control of their media and banks.

JamesL

AmericanNationalist, I'm sorry, but I fail to see the point in your comment. Could you explain to me what it has to do with the subject at hand? When you make a comment, it should have some relation to the article, or a previous comment.

AmericanNationalist

Cathy O'Brien stated that while under sedation, Hilary Clinton licked her vagina. Cathy Obriens statement was given as part of a testimony given to the US Congressional Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Oversight in 1995.

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Libya in Pictures: What the Mainstream Media Does Not Tell You

Massive rallies have been taking place almost weekly in Tripoli and other Libyan cities, including Sabha on July 8, 2011. Western public opinion has been misinformed. People in Europe and North America are not even aware that these mass rallies have taken place. The rallies express the Libyan people’s firm opposition to NATO’s “humanitarian” intervention (“on behalf of the Libyan people”). The large majority of the population are opposed to the Benghazi-based Transitional Council. The rallies also indicate significant popular support for Colonel Qaddafi in contrast to the usual stereotype descriptions of the Western media. The mainstream media has either casually dismissed the significance of these public gatherings directed against NATO intervention or has failed to even report them.  http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=25630


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They got a little sloppy with this one, this supposed "revolt" in Libya.

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NATO War Crimes: Depleted Uranium Found in Libya by Scientists

War crimes and crimes against humanity have been and continue to be committed in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya by NATO. Amongst these crimes, the Atlantic Alliance has been using depleted uranium against Libya, specifically civilians and civilian infrastructure. http://www.infowars.com/nato-war-crimes-depleted-uranium-found-in-libya-by-scientists/


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Busted! Mass Media Mistranslates Gaddafi’s Speech

Now, notice how the mass media distorts the speech: The speech says “If you keep targeting our houses we can do the same ’cause Europe is not far away, – BUT LET’S NOT DO THIS – Look at the Women & Children in the crowd…. This is clearly an appeal to STOP THE VIOLENCE, an appeal to stop the murdering of civilians… The speech is saying that we could have the mindset of “an eye for an eye”- BUT WE DON’T WANT TO – Just look at the women and children in the crowd. http://crashareyouready.betterthanyours.com/w/?p=725


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the Bureau of Truth distorted the speech? Say it aint so.

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Gaddafi Threatens Retaliation in Europe

Under threat of arrest by the International Court and imminent invasion by the United States, Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi on Friday warned Europe he will attack “homes, offices, families” unless NATO stops bombing his country. Gaddafi made the threat after NATO stepped up its bombing campaign in western Libya, an area still largely under the control of the Libyan government. http://www.infowars.com/gaddafi-threatens-retaliation-in-europe/


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JamesL

Yet another article I couldnt bring myself to finish reading. Again, stopped in the first paragraph. Whats going on here? I cant believe Alex Jones of all people bought the media spin. As an article elsewhere on this site shows, Gadhaffi did not threaten retaliation against europe. I dont particularly care for Gadhaffi. Wouldnt want him or his kind living next door to me. That doesnt mean I'm going to swallow any line the media chooses to feed me. The media uses the same technique against any white man who stands up for his race. Twist words around, take things out of context, and 90% of the sheeple fall for it. But Alex Jones?! Very disappointed.

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Anti-Gaddafi “Rebels” are Now Joining Gaddafi

Wayne Madsen, an investigative reporter who went to Tripoli along with a fact-finding team, was interviewed by an RT news reporter, and stated that, “There are some rebels who have gone back to Gaddafi. We have seen reports of NATO hitting rebel columns, uh, [but] there are other reports that these may be rebels trying to get back to Tripoli to re-join Gaddafi. Gaddafi has given amnesty to these people. Many former rebels, including one I spoke to said, ‘Look, we weren’t happy with Gaddafi. But when we saw NATO, including Italy, our former colonial occupier, join this thing…[we thought], OK, he’s a dictator, [and] we’ve had him around for over 40 years, but darn it, he’s a Libyan nationalist, and he has given us the highest standard of living in Africa.” http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627330


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Interesting,the rebels are now showing that they are nationalists,"but darn it,he's a Libyan nationalist,and he has given us the highest standard living in Africa",maybe the fact finding team will see just the opposite of what is happening in the U.S. as we head toward dictatorship and are "losing"the highest standard of living in the world.Support A3P!

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A World Overwhelmed by Western Hypocrisy

Perhaps the height of lawlessness was attained when the Obama regime announced that it had a list of American citizens who would be assassinated without due process of law. One would think that if law any longer had any meaning in Western civilization, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, indeed, the entire Bush/Cheney regime, as well as Tony Blair and Bush’s other co-conspirators, would be standing before the International Criminal Court. Yet it is Gadaffi for whom the International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants. Western powers are using the International Criminal Court, which is supposed to serve justice, for self-interested reasons that are unjust. What is Gadaffi’s crime? His crime is that he is attempting to prevent Libya from being overthrown by a US-supported, and perhaps organized, armed uprising in Eastern Libya that is being used to evict China from its oil investments in Eastern Libya. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28431.htm


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Istvan

George Bush is a criminal no better, and perhaps worse, that Ghadfi. He invaded countries that di nothng to us, destroyed our economy, encouraged, rather than stopped, illegal immigration as well as non-white immigration. He was the final nail in the coffin of not only white American with his genocidal policies towards us but the US as a first wolrd nation. He will surely go down in history as the Stalin of the western hemisphere.

Jungleboots

@ Cody, are you serious? What crime did Bush commit? How about 911. Weather he was directly involved or mossad did it all, it matters not, he was president. How about destroying Iraq, attacking a soverign nation, killing over a million innocent Iraqi's thousands of dead U.S soilders. How about Afganistan? Invading a nation that America never had anything to do with and killing untold numbers of innocent civilians. How about his allegiance to Israel and putting that nation above his own? The continuation of the open borders. From 200-2008 I would venture to say 25-50 million non Europeans entered the U.S thus helped destroy his own race in their own land. Yes Bush was a puppet like all the rest, but he went to bed with the International Tormentors of Humanity and we are all paying the price.

Cody

I see why we wouldn't prosecute Gadaffi (the opinion that he is terrible is a useless and flaky argument used by the Left) but in what way is Bush and his regime a criminal force worthy of death?! what did they do? and why go after Bush rather than the left? Think of the crimes Obama has committed against the American people. Failing to protect us from the immigrants and taking our money away for his health care bill.The ANU should so harshly attack the fellow right. this is where the base of ANU will come from.- thank you

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Obama’s Orwellian Logic in Libya

by Ron Paul. Last week I joined six Republican and three Democrat colleagues to file a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its illegal war against Libya. Now that more than 90 days have passed since the president began bombing Libya, no one can seriously claim that the administration has complied with the clear requirements of the 1973 War Powers Resolution. http://www.opednews.com/articles/Obama-s-Orwellian-Logic-in-by-Ron-Paul-110623-733.html


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LabMan

This president claims he is going to bring troops home from Afghanistan,Bill Kristol says,"U.S. should send ground troops into Libya,sooner than later",ah....is making a detour through Libya a faster route home for the troops?

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PNAC Cabal Warns Congress To Back Off Over Libya

The chicken hawk neoconservatives that make up the Project For A New American Century cabal have written on open letter to House Republicans warning them not to reduce or cut funding for U.S. involvement in the military aggression against Libya or face becoming an ” irresolute” nation. The group, now re-named The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI), also claims that though it shares with Congress “concerns” over the conduct and justification of the military mission, “The problem is not that the President has done too much… but that he has done too little to achieve the goal of removing Qaddafi from power.” http://www.infowars.com/pnac-cabal-warns-congress-to-back-off-over-libya/


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Bwana

Attention, all military personel and recently discharged vets; stay in good physical shape. Avoid the temptation to drink or use drugs. Our way of life is rapidly approaching the end. Keep jogging and working out. You're going to have to be in good shape to survive what's coming. We need you.

LabMan

"or face becoming a resolute nation",well we would not want that!,John Boehner sends a letter on June 14th to Obama backing the neo-con agenda when he could have hand delivered it at the golf match,gotta cut down on those postage fees John!,Bill Kristol wants to send in U.S.ground troops "sooner than later",how about if those ground troops come from Israel,instead of the U.S.!

putnamvt

The Jew neocon clique's FOREIGN influence on our affairs has been ruinous to our peace (how many ME wars now?) our happiness (wide open borders for one thing), and our independence (TSA, Patriot Act, etc. etc.)

Stonewall

Lazar Kaganovich starved 7 million Ukranians to death in 1932-33. Now that was a real holocaust. Funny, I didn't see that in my history book or the MSM.

Jungleboots

I Agree Stonewall. The neo-cons are really the neo-coms, New Communist. Fun fact, Bill Kristol who's father is Irving Kristol and who's grandfather is Leon (Lev Bronstien) Trotsky. Trotsky who we all know was given over 20 million in gold in 1917 by New York (Jew) bankers to start and finance the Bolshevik Revolution. Trotsky then headed up the Cheka, forerunner to the NKVD later the KGB and started mass slaughter of Christian intellects,Nationalists and pro Tzar supporters. Later Lazar Kagonovich another Jew took over where Trotsky left off and killed upwards of another 20 million Christians. Kagan the Bolshevik Jew who today sits on the U.S Supreme Court is said to be the granddaughter of one of the biggest mass murders in history, and yet we still hear about bad Not C's and compare everything that is wrong today with the Third Reich.

Stonewall

Take note of the list of names at the bottom of the article. Anti-Americans all. They are some of the most hideous globalists in the world. They rule you. You are not free. They have siezed control of your government and your country. They won't leave willingly. What say you?

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Waging Another Unconstitutional War

The meticulous Harvard Law Review editors should be rolling over in their footnotes. The recidivist violations of constitutional and statutory requirements by their celebrated predecessor at that journal – Barack Obama has reached Orwellian dimensions in the war against Libya. You see, the widespread daily bombing of Libya, the strict naval blockade of Muammar Gadhafi-controlled Libya, the destruction of Gadhafi’s family compound and tent encampment in the desert–killing his son and three grandchildren–and the deployment of special forces inside Libya is not a “War.” It is in the Obama White House’s evasive nomenclature just a “time-limited, scope-limited military action” Can you find that phrase in the Constitution? So, in the invidious tradition of George W. Bush and his indentured confessor, Justice Department lawyer, John Yoo, now comfortably ensconced on the law faculty of the University of California Berkeley, Mr. Obama is blithely claiming as authority for taking our country into another war “the inherent powers of the President under Article II of the Constitution.” This wouldn’t pass the laugh test by Jefferson, Madison, Franklin Mason or even Hamilton. James Madison believed placing the war-declaring power in the exclusive hands of Congress was the most significant achievement during the convention in Philadelphia that summer of 1787. No more King George substitutes for America’s future, they demanded. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28371.htm


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Louis Farrakhan: ‘That’s a Murderer in the White House’

A YouTube video of Minister Louis Farrakhan taking President Obama to task over the war in Afghanistan and the bombing of Libya is making its way around the Web. In the video, Farrakhan admonishes the president for turning into someone else. Farrakhan says, “We voted for our brother Barack, a beautiful human being with a sweet heart, and now he’s an assassin. They turned him into them.” He also raises the issue of killing Saddam Hussein over weapons of mass destruction and knowingly sending young men to fight a war based on lies. http://www.theroot.com/buzz/video-minister-farrakhanthats-murderer-white-house


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Strange Definitions of War and Peace

by Ron Paul. Last week I joined six Republican and three Democrat colleagues to file a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its illegal war against Libya. Now that more than 90 days have passed since the president began bombing Libya, no one can seriously claim that the administration has complied with the clear requirements of the 1973 War Powers Resolution. In a remarkable act of chutzpah, the administration sent to Congress its response to the growing concern over its abuse of war powers. Its argument, in a nutshell, is that the War Powers Resolution is not relevant because US armed forces are not actually engaged in hostilities because Libya is so militarily weak it cannot fight back! This explanation would be laughable if not so horrific. The administration wants us to believe that there is no real violence because the victim cannot fight back? Imagine if this standard was applied to criminal law in the United States! I am sure Libyans on the receiving end of US and NATO bombs feel hostilities are quite definitely taking place. http://paul.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1878:strange-definitions-of-war-and-peace&catid=62:texas-straight-talk&Itemid=69


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NATO Incorporates Libyan Experience For Global War Template

Each of the wars the U.S. and its NATO allies have waged since 1999 has gained the Pentagon and the Alliance new military bases and expeditionary contingents in subjugated and adjoining nations in Southeastern Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean and Persian Gulf, and South and Central Asia. http://weeklyintercept.blogspot.com/2011/06/nato-incorporates-libyan-experience-for.html


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Helicopter Attacks Mark Further Escalation of U.S.-NATO War in Libya

NATO’s use of attack helicopters again demonstrates the fraud of the war’s “humanitarian” pretext. Apache operations have nothing to do with enforcing a no-fly zone or defending civilians. They are being used to boost the regime-change campaign targeting Muammar Gaddafi. President Barack Obama and his European allies are attempting to install a new client regime in Tripoli in order to advance their strategic and economic interests in the oil-rich country and across the North African region. http://wsws.org/articles/2011/jun2011/liby-j06.shtml


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David Cameron Planning Celebratory Tour of Libya With Nicolas Sarkozy ‘When the Time Comes’

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David Cameron is to make a victory tour of Libya with Nicolas Sarkozy.
The French president blurted out the secret plans yesterday at the G8 summit of world leaders in Deauville. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1391735/Victory-David-Cameron-planning-celebratory-tour-Libya-Nicolas-Sarkozy-time-comes.html


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Sark the Shark can be directly opposed BY YOU by examining the following link: http://www.frontnational.com/ I would be pleased to translate the French into English for you. All sorts of Nationalists are afraid of or disgusted by Marine Le Pen because she is a woman. Read the FN platforms and listen to her statements for yourself.

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Former U.S. Congressman McKinney Speaks on State TV in Libya

“I want to say categorically and very clearly that these policies of war … are not what the people of the United States stand for, and it’s not what African-Americans stand for,” she told state TV. http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/05/21/libya.mckinney/


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Libya: The Bizarro War

Flying unopposed over Libyan airspace, NATO’s fighter planes bombed the residence of the Gadhafi family, killing his youngest son and three grandchildren. What a glorious victory for the defenders of innocent civilians! The NATO-crats, of course, deny targeting either Gadhafi or his family members: those much-touted high-tech weapons, with their “precision” targeting capabilities, seem to have had a very convenient breakdown. But at least one Republican Senator wasn’t fooled. Lindsey Graham had this to say: “I support what NATO did. I thought this was a good use of the mandate. This is the way to end this [conflict]. Thousands of people are subject to dying, the longer this takes. No one in the world is going to regret Gadhafi being replaced, however you do it. I want to thank NATO for expanding the scope of these operations.” “A good use of the mandate” – killing three grandsons of the Libyan dictator, all under the age of 12? And what about that “mandate,” which was proclaimed in the name of preventing civilian deaths in Libya’s civil war? In the Orwellian logic of “humanitarian” interventionism, raining death on 12-year-olds is an act of love. Welcome to Bizarro World: we hope you enjoy your stay. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2011/05/01/libya-the-bizarro-war/


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Peace Laureate Surpasses Reagan in Killing Gadafy Kin

O how wonderful it is to live in such an enlightened age! Just think: not long ago, the U.S. government was seen as little more than a vast war machine — brutal, murderous, inhumane, bent on global domination. Yet now, by some marvelous, miraculous twist of fate, that same government is being led by a Nobel Peace Prize laureate! It’s as if Lyndon Johnson had been turfed out of office back in the day and replaced by Martin Luther King Jr.! So what the modern-day MLK up to today? In what way was the Laureate in the White House advancing the vision and practice of peace? Why, he was murdering children in a “targeted assassination,” of course! He was escalating an increasingly savage “regime change” operation in blatant contradiction to the UN mandate supposedly governing the latest of his escalations and surges around the world. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27999.htm


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Susan Rice’s Viagra Hoax: The New Incubator Babies

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On Thursday, U.S. ambassador Susan Rice announced that Libyan government troops were being issued Viagra and told to rape as a terror weapon. She made the comment as part of a debate with another envoy to highlight that “the coalition is confronting an adversary doing reprehensible things.” Several diplomats said Rice provided no evidence for the Viagra allegation, which they said was made in an attempt to persuade doubters the conflict in Libya was not just a standard civil war but a much nastier fight in which Gadhafi is not afraid to order his troops to commit heinous acts. However, today, MSNBC was told by U.S. military and intelligence officials that there is no basis for Rice’s claims. While rape has been reported as a “weapon” in many conflicts, the U.S. officials say they’ve seen no such reports out of Libya. http://www.antiwar.com/blog/2011/04/30/susan-rices-viagra-hoax-the-new-incubator-babies/


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Trying ‘Shock and Awe’ in Libya

Typically, this Washington debate is being framed as a series of choices for President Barack Obama and NATO: one, abandon the current campaign of air strikes and let Gaddafi prevail; two, continue the conflict at its current pace and accept a stalemate; or three, commit more military resources to “win.” The neoconservative-dominated opinion circles of Washington are almost unanimous in their determination to push Obama and NATO to adopt option three. It is a consensus not seen since almost all these same Serious People supported George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq in 2003, which started off with the “shock and awe” bombing that was supposed to solve everything. Left out of today’s Libyan debate is any consideration of building on the African Union’s proposal for a ceasefire and a transition to democracy with Gaddafi on the sidelines. Gaddafi’s embattled regime agreed to those terms, but the plan was spurned by anti-Gaddafi rebels and doesn’t even rate a mention when the “options” are listed in the Big Media. http://www.consortiumnews.com/2011/042711.html


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U.S. Heats Up the Propaganda War Against Libya

The US envoy to the United Nations told the Security Council on Thursday that troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi were increasingly engaging in sexual violence and some had been issued the impotency drug Viagra, diplomats said. Several UN diplomats who attended a closed-door Security Council meeting on Libya told Reuters that US Ambassador Susan Rice raised the Viagra issue in the context of increasing reports of sexual violence by Qaddafi’s troops. Diplomats said if it were true that Qaddafi’s troops were being issued Viagra, it could indicate they were being encouraged by their commanders to engage in rape to terrorize the population in areas that have supported the rebels. That would constitute a war crime. Several diplomats said Rice provided no evidence for the Viagra allegation, which they said was made in an attempt to persuade doubters the conflict in Libya was not just a standard civil war but a much nastier fight in which Qaddafi is not afraid to order his troops to commit heinous acts. http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article377075.ece


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Wishful thinking that the milk herd is starting to see through these lies.

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Putin: Who Gave NATO Right to Kill Gaddafi?

Who gave coalition forces in Libya the right to eliminate Gaddafi? That’s the question Vladimir Putin’s been asking, during an official visit to Denmark. The Russian Premier also said NATO’s effectively joined one of the warring sides in the conflict. http://www.blacklistednews.com/Putin%3A_Who_gave_NATO_right_to_kill_Gaddafi%3F_/13673/0/0/0/Y/M.html


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Obama Approves Drone Strikes in Libya

Speaking at a Pentagon briefing early Thursday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that President Obama has authorized the use of drone strikes in Libya. Drones had previously only been used in surveillance missions in the war. http://news.antiwar.com/2011/04/21/obama-approves-drone-strikes-in-libya/


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Three Amigos: Barack and Buddies Pledge the West to Open-Ended War of Aggression

Dear Good Concerned Engaged Enlightened Rule-of-Law Liberal Progressives: Is it clear enough for you now? Does he have to spell it out for you, slowly, using short and simple words, and maybe some cartoons to make it clear? Your noble Nobel Peace Laureate – bringer of hope and change, restorer of the rule of law, world-historical paradigm-shifter, etc., etc. – has just publicly (not to mention arbitrarily) committed the nation to “the supreme international crime”: aggressive war. He has pledged the blood and treasure of the United States to “regime change” in Libya: that is to say, an act of military aggression designed to overthrow the government of a sovereign nation which has not attacked your own country nor posed the slightest threat to it. This is, of course, precisely the same blatantly illegal posture taken by that great monstrous bogey-man of all good concerned engaged enlightened rule-of-law liberal progressives everywhere, George W. Bush, in his invasion of Iraq. On Friday, Barack Obama scribbled his name at the bottom of a newspaper article written by hired minions of the leaders of Britain and France, pledging to keep killing people in Libya until Moamar Gadafy is driven from power. Nothing short of “regime change” will satisfy these towering colossi of world statesmanship; as the Guardian reports, they utterly reject any calls “for an immediate ceasefire, or a negotiated exit for the Libyan dictator.” http://www.chris-floyd.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/2118-three-amigos-barack-and-buddies-pledge-the-west-to-open-ended-war-of-aggression.html


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Libya War Could Drag On Indefinitely

More and more countries are dispatching advisers to East Libya with a hope of currying favor with the rebel faction in Benghazi. Despite this, the rebel faction’s victory is by no means assured, and analysts are warning that the war could last indefinitely. Indeed, Gadhafi’s forces have taken back much of central Libya from the rebels, and the term “stalemate” is thrown about so often that it seems to have lost all impact. NATO officials defend the war, but offer no exit strategy. http://news.antiwar.com/2011/04/20/analysts-libya-war-could-drag-on-indefinitely/


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The Energy Vampires

To hear the “humanitarian” interventionists tell it, the NATO alliance is currently bombing Libya in order to avert an alleged “massacre” that may – or may not – happen if Moammar Gadhafi gets his hands on the rebels now holding the eastern province known as Cyrenaica. It’s just a coincidence that Libya is a major oil producer, and that the NATO allies demanding the dictator’s ouster are thirsty for the stuff. If you believe otherwise, well then you’ve fallen victim to a “conspiracy theory,” as any number of unrepentant neocons will tell you. During the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, they were disdainful of the claim that their pet project was a thinly disguised oil grab, and still deny it. Yet now the documentary evidence is in, and it looks like the “war for oil” crowd was right, at least insofar as it concerns Tony Blair’s key supporting role as Bush’s British lapdog. A cache of over 1,000 memos obtained by author Greg Muttitt under the Freedom of Information act document at least five meetings between British government officials and BP/Shell as the war propaganda began to heat up. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2011/04/19/the-energy-vampires/


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Libya Faces Risk of ‘Prolonged Conflict’: Italian Expert

That’s what Washington wants — to dismantle and partition all perceived enemies of Israel, as was done in Iraq and is being done in Afghanistant and maybe someday soon in Iraq, while also controlling Libya’s huge oil reserves. http://uruknet.com/?p=m77006&hd=&size=1&l=e


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From Waco to Libya: 18 Years of Humanitarian Mass Murder

“The Davidian cult in Waco was dealt with by armored vehicles,” remarked Muammar Gaddafi in February, defending his own crackdowns in light of the U.S. government’s. April 19 marks eighteen years since the end of the Waco siege and exactly one month since Obama began bombing Libya. Now that the federal government is again shedding blood in the name of humanitarianism, we might reflect on how it obtains legitimacy for its most brazen acts of violence. Long ago, when governments slaughtered the enemy merely for being different and thus subhuman or for occupying desired territory, such crude rationales satisfied the states’ agents and subjects. The modern democratic state, however, employs more sophisticated propaganda when it burns, gasses, shoots, and bombs people including civilians. There is always the excuse of security: the targeted people pose a threat. When this argument seems tenuous, it is well complemented by that most insidious of pretenses: The killing is done for the good of others. It is an act of kindness. The American empire, like the Roman and British before it, inflicts violence to civilize and rescue those in need. http://www.lewrockwell.com/gregory/gregory210.html


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Are We Allied to a Corpse?

Of our Libyan intervention, one thing may be safely said, and another safely predicted. When he launched his strikes on the Libyan army and regime, Barack Obama did not think it through. And this nation is now likely to be drawn even deeper into that war. For Moammar Gadhafi’s forces not only survived the U.S. air and missile strikes, after which we turned the air war over to NATO, his forces have since shown themselves superior to the rebels. Without NATO, the rebels would have been routed a month ago. And, today, NATO itself stands a chance of being humiliated. http://original.antiwar.com/buchanan/2011/04/18/are-we-allied-to-a-corpse/


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JamesinUSA

If anything this shows just how weak and impotent our nation has really become and only ivites even greater challenges in the future. It's only a matter of time before nations such as China, North Korea, and Iran just to name a few are going to start really thumping their noses at us, daring us to oppose whatever designs they may have over their perspective regions of influence. The best thing we can do, is to withdraw militarily from those areas of the world that doesn't serve our national interest and better prepare our own defences here at home, by securing our borders, building a missle defence system, and by being able to project a swift and awesome 'Hell' on any nation that dares threatens us.

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The West Versus China: A New Cold War Begins on Libyan Soil

The question as to why US-led NATO forces are determined to engineer a regime change in Libya is now becoming clear. While media pundits and political experts still argue over whether the Libyan rebel gangs are actually being backed and directed by US, UK and Israel intelligence agencies, broader long-range Western policy objectives for Libya are being completely ignored. http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24327


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Gadhafi’s Fate, and Our Own

The global economic downturn is hitting the nations of North Africa and the Middle East hard: the sclerotic regimes that have ruled the region since the demise of Europe’s colonial empires, too brittle to resist the pressure from below, are shattering. The same pressures have already emigrated to Europe, and here in the good old US of A, the crisis is crystallizing a massive discontent that could turn, at any moment, into a massive populist upsurge replicating – and even intensifying – the furious energy we have seen unleashed on the streets of Cairo. Yet our “leaders” in Washington are still allowing themselves to be diverted by largely invented overseas “crises,” when the real crisis is right here at home. As our elites ponder Gadhafi’s fate, and presume to sit in judgement, they would do well to heed the lesson of his undoing – for it may presage their own. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2011/04/14/gadhafis-fate-and-our-own/


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War of the Pick-Up Trucks in Libya

The continuing fighting is highly confused with each side eyeing with suspicion every approaching pick-up carrying a machine gun in the back to work out in good time if it is friend or foe. Ajdabiya keeps changing hands as small groups of armed men make sporadic forays into the town, once inhabited by 140,000 people, almost all of whom have fled. NATO said its aircraft had destroyed 25 government tanks, 11 on the road to Ajdabiya and 14 on the outskirts of the besieged rebel city of Misrata in western Libya. But around Ajdabiya, the government was using pick-ups, usually Toyotas and Datsuns, making it impossible to distinguish them from the rebels or the civilian population. The numbers fighting on both sides were small, with perhaps a few hundred on the rebel side yesterday on foot or in vehicles. http://www.counterpunch.org/patrick04112011.html


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NATO: No Military Solution in Libya

The NATO war in Libya is continuing apace with no end in sight. Despite this, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen reiterated today that there “is no military solution” in the nation. Rasmussen insisted that a “political solution” was needed instead, which is noteworthy primarily because NATO appears to be making absolutely no effort toward such a solution, but is rather content to keep dropping bombs. http://news.antiwar.com/2011/04/08/nato-no-military-solution-in-libya/


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What Intervention in Libya Tells Us About the Neo-Con/Liberal Alliance

So if you’re baffled by how Mr. “Change You Can Believe In” morphed into Mr. “More of the Same,” you shouldn’t really be surprised. George Bush left in disgrace and Barack Obama took his place, but he brought with him a group of foreign policy advisors whose basic world views were not that different from the people they were replacing. I’m not saying their attitudes were identical, but the similarities are probably more important than the areas of disagreement. Most of the U.S. foreign policy establishment has become addicted to empire, it seems, and it doesn’t really matter which party happens to be occupying Pennsylvania Avenue. http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/03/21/what_intervention_in_libya_tells_us_about_the_neocon_liberal_alliance


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David Cameron’s Gift of War and Racism, to Them and Us

The Euro-American attack on Libya has nothing to do with protecting anyone; only the terminally naive believe such nonsense. It is the West’s response to popular uprisings in strategic, resource-rich regions of the world and the beginning of a war of attrition against the new imperial rival, China. President Barack Obama’s historical distinction is now guaranteed. He is America’s first black president to invade Africa. His assault on Libya is run by the US Africa Command, which was set up in 2007 to secure the continent’s lucrative natural resources from Africa’s impoverished people and the rapidly spreading commercial influence of China. Libya, along with Angola and Nigeria, is China’s principal source of oil. As American, British and French planes currently incinerate both “bad” and “good” Libyans, the evacuation of 30,000 Chinese workers is under way, perhaps permanently. Statements by western officials and media that a “deranged and criminal Colonel Gaddafi” is planning “genocide” against his own people still await evidence. This is reminiscent of fraudulent claims that required “humanitarian intervention” in Kosovo, the final dismemberment of Yugoslavia and the establishment of the biggest US military base in Europe. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27844.htm


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A Vortex of Death and Wealth

Whatever the strategic — and humanitarian — considerations behind NATO/U.S. intervention in Libya, a larger force utterly indifferent to both, and seldom sufficiently newsworthy to merit mention, unites tyrant and rescuer and keeps the world tangled in an endless cycle of hellish violence far beyond the scope of the conflict that generates it. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/04/07-0


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NATO Slams Libya Forces for Being Inconvenient to Bomb

Libya is geographically a very large nation, with more territory than Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam combined. At the same time, it is a comparatively compact nation, with the population clustered along the coast and mostly in major cities. This has left NATO in an awkward position in its efforts to bomb Gadhafian military forces engaged in combat, as with the two sides fighting over a handful of disputed cities, those forces are inevitably near large populations of civilians. Which has led to NATO charging that the military is deliberately using “human shields” in the war. http://news.antiwar.com/2011/04/06/war-in-cities-nato-slams-libya-forces-for-being-inconvenient-to-bomb/


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Libya – The DC/NATO Agenda and the Next Great War

In the 1930s the US, Great Britain, and the Netherlands set a course for World War II in the Pacific by conspiring against Japan. The three governments seized Japan’s bank accounts in their countries that Japan used to pay for imports and cut Japan off from oil, rubber, tin, iron and other vital materials. Was Pearl Harbor, Japan’s response? Now Washington and its NATO puppets are employing the same strategy against China. Protests in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, and Yemen arose from the people protesting against Washington’s tyrannical puppet governments. However, the protests against Gaddafi, who is not a Western puppet, appear to have been organized by the CIA in the eastern part of Libya where the oil is and where China has substantial energy investments. http://www.lewrockwell.com/roberts/roberts299.html


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Libya And Obama’s Defense Of The ‘Rebel Uprising’

Over the past two weeks Libya has been subjected to the most brutal imperial air, sea and land assault in its modern history. Thousands of bombs and missiles, launched from American and European submarines, warships and fighter planes, are destroying Libyan military bases, airports, roads, ports, oil depots, artillery emplacements, tanks, armored carriers, planes and troop concentrations. Dozens of CIA and SAS special forces have been training, advising and mapping targets for the so-called Libyan ‘rebels’ engaged in a civil war against the Gaddafi government, its armed forces, popular militias and civilian supporters. Despite this massive military support and their imperial ‘allies’ total control of Libya’s sky and coastline, the ‘rebels’ have proven incapable of mobilizing village or town support and are in retreat after being confronted by the Libyan government’s highly motivated troops and village militias. http://theglobalrealm.com/2011/04/04/libya-and-obama%E2%80%99s-defense-of-the-%E2%80%98rebel-uprising%E2%80%99/


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French Fraud Behind Libya War Drive

neo-con Bernard Henri-Lévy

The Libyan war has the French, of all people, in the forefront, with President Nicolas Sarkozy’s smug, self-satisfied face mugging for the camera as French fighter jets scream in the skies over Tripoli. The French, who sat out the Iraq war with haughty disdain, are now even more eager than the Americans to get into the thick of it: Sarkozy, in trouble at home, is hoping to distract critics from France’s ever-worsening domestic economic woes and his own party’s diminishing electoral prospects, with a good old-fashioned dollop of Napoleonic tonic. France – once again thrusting into North Africa in search of its former imperial glory! It’s enough to make one nostalgic for the Ugly American. If the insufferable Sarkozy isn’t enough to make you vow never to eat French fries again, then the man behind Sarkozy’s grandstanding, Bernard Henri-Lévy, the French “public intellectual” and renowned phony, will push you over the edge into outright Francophobia. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2011/04/05/french-fraud-behind-libya-war-drive/


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David K. Meller

When things really begin to get difficult for the French, or with the NATO forces, with or without ground force activity, how much do you want to bet that they will quietly disappear, leaving Uncle Sap to stand there with empty pockets, looking foolish and holding the bag? Oh, my, Monsieur Sarkozy wouldn't do this to his trusted ally now, would he? Don't die laughing!!--PEACE AND FREEDOM!! David K. Meller

Reinhardt

Tired, old saying, but this is a classic case of the tail wagging the dog. Besides trying to save his ass at home, the frog jew would like nothing better than to be leader of the world. My opinion!

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Al Qaeda: Pawns of CIA Insurrection from Libya to Yemen

After two weeks of imperialist attack, Libya is being mangled by Al Qaeda terrorists, civil war, NATO air raids, cruise missiles, Predator drones, and C-130 gunships – all made possible by the CIA-backed Al Qaeda rebels of Cyrenaica. US, British, French, and Dutch commandos have taken leadership of the rebel forces, and are arming them with modern weapons in flagrant violation of the arms embargo specified in UN Security Council resolution 1973. Al Qaeda is also stealing heavy weapons on its own, as the president of Chad has reported. The singing tomorrows of the fatuous US-UK color revolution rhetoric have dissolved, exposing the hideous reality of a brutal, cynical, imperialist drive to destroy the modern nation-state itself. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27819.htm


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The Arab Awakening, Hijacked?

Western attempts to hijack the Arab Awakening are necessarily limited to those countries – few in number – where Washington isn’t allied with the local tyrant. From the steppes of Central Asia, where US-supported potentates sit atop a growing proportion of the world’s oil supply, to the mouth of the Mediterranean, the American eagle has sheltered dozens of emirs, kings, and presidents-for-life under its overstretched wings. If the US winds up trading Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, and some of the Gulf states for Libya and possibly Syria, that’s a net loss by any accounting. Hillary Clinton’s State Department, a prime mover behind this war, is determined to reverse this trend. The idea is to turn the crisis into an opportunity for the expansion of US influence, and give the empire a much-needed buttressing. The President, confronted with the full-bore self-righteousness of the “humanitarian” crowd on his left, and amid rising cries of “Who lost Libya?” on his right, realized he was politically boxed in, and retreated from the field. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2011/04/03/the-arab-awakening-hijacked/


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Libya and the Obama Cult

Of course Libya is crawling with CIA, as well as British, French, and Italian spooks, and what they’re gathering is a lot more than “intelligence”: they’re out there collecting potential “leaders” among the rebels, choosing up sides, determining who will go on the payroll and who will be quietly sidelined or eliminated. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2011/03/31/libya-and-the-obama-cult/


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