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Archive for the ‘Libya’ Category

Droning on about American Drones

March 26, 2012

A commentary on Medea Benjamin’s new book, Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control: Killing individuals (and whoever is near them) via drones (“unmanned aerial vehicles”) has become the primary substitute in U.S. public policy for capture/imprisonment/torture. As Medea Benjamin documents, the United States has avoided detaining people, only to murder them with a drone days […]

The al-Qaeda Islamist Spring behind the Libyan Rebellion

February 18, 2012

Yesterday was the official one-year anniversary of the “February 17th Revolution,” the Libyan rebellion against the rule of Moammar Qaddafi, with a massive helping hand from NATO. Although the rebellion was initially presented in the Western news media as a “protest movement,” it is clear from both video evidence and firsthand accounts that the “protests” […]

Popular Syrian support for President Bashar Assad

February 2, 2012

Using Syria’s domestic crisis and pursuing their own goals NATO, Israel, Turkey and the monarchies of the Persian Gulf are trying to undermine the Syrian regime. In the last two months Syria has seen a number of terrorist attacks. The terrorist attacked Syrian servicemen and military facilities, law enforcement agencies institutions, blasts on oil pipelines, […]

Spanish judge reopens Guantanamo torture probe

January 17, 2012

A Spanish judge re-launched an investigation into the alleged torture of detainees held at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, one day after a British authorities launched a probe into CIA renditions to Libya. The twin developments demonstrated that while the Obama administration has stuck to its promise not to investigate whether Bush […]

Are Americans gods with the moral authority to determine who will live and who will die?

January 2, 2012

We will never know the artists, poets, and peacemakers who have never lived because their parents were killed in senseless wars. Imagine walking or driving through Kansas City, Kansas, or Syracuse, N.Y., or Rockford, Illinois, and knowing that every single man, woman, and child living in one of those cities represents a person who is […]

Syria next to fall

December 30, 2011

Syria remains the Middle East’s only independent secular state. Washington aims to replace its regime with a client one. Syria’s economy deteriorates steadily. In 2011, its GDP collapsed 30% – from around $55 billion to $37 billion. Its currency also plunged from 47 to 62 to the dollar. Basic goods and services are in short […]

Putin highlights US role in Gaddafi’s killing

December 15, 2011

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused U.S. drones and special forces of involvement in the death of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Putin’s comments were prompted by a question during his traditional year-end question-and-answer program, broadcast live by state media. Responding to a question about Senator John McCain purportedly predicting Putin would meet the same fate […]

Kangaroo Court in Libya to silence the past criminal dealings by NATO countries?

November 24, 2011

The current head of the NATO-installed Libyan National Transition Council (NTC), Mustafa Abdul Jalil, a long-term CIA favorite, recently announced that men in Libya will be allowed four wives because the “New Libya” is going to strictly follow Sharia law and four wives is what the Koran allows. This same head of the Libyan NTC, […]

NATO may face War Crimes Inquiry over civilian deaths

November 16, 2011

Some NATO members are worried that their organization may be investigated by the International Criminal Court after its prosecutor said allegations of crimes committed by NATO in Libya would be examined “impartially and independently,” according to diplomats accredited to NATO headquarters. The diplomats said action to pre-empt a war crimes investigation would likely include an […]

Iran sounds like Iraq 8 years back

November 14, 2011

Iraq was allegedly working on nuclear weapons, too: former president George Bush’s famous “smoking gun,” which also subsequently went missing. And on the basis of this “intelligence” about Iraq’s “weapons of mass destruction,” the United States and its more gullible allies invaded the country. Hundreds of thousands died, no weapons were found, and nothing was […]