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The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) comprises of 6 nations, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman. In principle, Kuwait and Bahrain are considered "constitutional monarchs;" in practice, all 6 are despotic autocracies with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman overtly "absolute monarchs." Devoid of even a feigned semblance of representative governance, these regimes brutally repress not only their own subjects, but play active roles in repressing the people of other nations, both on their borders and well beyond them.
http://globalpoliticalawakening.blogspot.com/2012/08/10-facts-about-saudi-arabia-and.htmlThe Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) comprises of 6 nations,... more
Libya as it is today, after the overthrow of Ghaddafi
The man behind the scenes of the destablization campaigns (humanitarian wars) in Libya and Syria. Yes he is a Zionist Jew.Bernard Henri-Levy... more
The Zionist behind the scenes of the destablization campaigns (humanitarian wars) in Libya and SyriaThe Zionist behind the scenes of the destablization campaigns (humanitarian wars) in... more
Gee, whuda thunk it?
All those people who were cheerleading for the Libyan rebels should now realize how wrong they were now that the same destabilation operation is being done in Syria like clockwork.
Worrying signs of lawlessness in Libya
Seven Iranian Red Crescent members were abducted in downtown Benghazi yesterday. Today there were bomb blasts and a jail break.
A lot has gone right in Libya since the successful war to topple the regime of Muammar Qaddafi last year. An election was finally held last month and the country's new political leaders have avoided open fighting for power that some feared would follow in the wake of Mr. Qaddafi's ruinous time in power.
But some of the militias who fought Qaddafi resemble little more than criminal gangs today. Generally untouchable, they continue to swagger through Libya's towns and cities, demanding special treatment as a reward for their role last year. Many of them are now technically integrated into the security services, but continue to operate with impunity.
It hasn't been a good week for security in Benghazi, Libya's second largest city and at the heart of the uprising. In the early hours yesterday, seven Iranian members of that country's Red Crescent were kidnapped there. The Iranians were invited there for a conference to discuss coordinating aid efforts with their Libyan counterparts and were kidnapped as they sought to return to the high-rise Tebesti Hotel where much of the foreign press that covered the war based themselves.Gee, whuda thunk it? All those people who were cheerleading for the Libyan rebels... more
George Galloway MP and author Jonathan Steele, former foreign editor of The Guardian, discuss the irony of al-Qaeda -- supposedly America's motivation for the 'war on terror' and for the Afghanistan war -- now being on the same side as the United States in Syria. Both Galloway and Steele oppose all foreign intervention in Syria, whether by al-Qaeda or by the US and its allies.
http://youtu.be/SjWoNqFC3mQGeorge Galloway MP and author Jonathan Steele, former foreign editor of The Guardian,... more
By Phil Polizatto,WWH/CJE – My mind is a room. There are two windows in it. From one window, I see a cloudless sky and hear birds chirp; a bee buzz, and brooks babble. I try to bring the inspiring sight to the attention of my other self, but when I tell him what he’s missing he says,By Phil Polizatto,WWH/CJE – My mind is a room. There are two windows in it. From... more
Women's representation in Libya was bolstered by a "zipper system" calling for male-female parity in parties' lists of candidates. In a surprise, a liberal coalition edged out Islamists. "Women don't want to wear the niqab," says a women's rights leader.Women's representation in Libya was bolstered by a "zipper system"... more
Signed the NDAA into law -- assassinating US citizens w/o trial now legal
- Personally oversaw a 'Secret Kill List'
- Waged war on Libya without congressional approval
- Started a covert, drone war in Yemen
- Escalated the proxy war in Somalia
- Escalated the CIA drone war in Pakistan
- Will maintain a presence in Iraq even after "ending" war
- Sharply escalated the war in Afghanistan
- Secretly deployed US special forces to 75 countries
- Sold $30 billion of weapons to the dictatorship in Saudi Arabia
- Signed an agreement for 7 military bases in Colombia
- Opened a military base in Chile
- Touted nuclear power, even after the disaster in Japan
- Opened up deepwater oil drilling, even after the BP disaster
- Did a TV commercial promoting "clean coal"
- Defended body scans and pat-downs at airports
- Signed the Patriot Act extension into law
- Deported a modern-record 1.5 million immigrants
- Continued Bush's rendition program
The U.S. is NOT leaving Iraq or Afghanistan, as Obama claims
Feb. 7, 2012 - The CIA is expected to maintain a large clandestine presence in Iraq and Afghanistan long after the departure of conventional U.S. troops as part of a plan by the Obama administration to rely on a combination of spies and Special Operations forces to protect U.S. interests in the two longtime war zones, U.S. officials said (read).
Here's a partial history of Obama's dealings - listed (roughly) chronologically, most recent first:
http://stpeteforpeace.org/obama.htmlSigned the NDAA into law -- assassinating US citizens w/o trial now legal -... more
Happy Birthday to the greatest leader of all times.He never owned a car,or a house and yet his countrymen of 9 million owned 21st century automoblies. I have never revealed this secret before-I benefited from Gadaffi's educational fund,his fund was responsible for my elementary education. Today am worth 750,000 dinas and over.I owe it to Gadaffis fund. I wasnt poor but Gadaffis fund enabled me to encounter an individual who is responsible for everything I have becoe over the years. ----- ---------------- -CHAMAKHE MAURIENI --- ---- Lead writer-Gafi worldwide institute,Tunis.Happy Birthday to the greatest leader of all times.He never owned a car,or a house and... more
Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, convicted of the 1988 downing of PanAm Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, has died.
Having always insisted his innocence of this crime, he was granted compassionate release by the Scottish government in 2009, shortly before his case was due to go to appeal on grounds of a report drawn up over several years by the independent Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.
The SCCRC really does its homework -- and most cases presented by them are successful.
Even some of the victims' families, most notably Dr Jim Swire, who has dedicated years of his life to finding out what really happened to his daughter Flora, question Megrahi's conviction.
Will we ever know the truth now?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18137896Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, convicted of the 1988 downing of PanAm Flight 103 over... more
Back in 1976, the Italian automaker Fiat had been badly battered by a global energy crisis and the resulting malaise infecting the global auto industry. In what Time Magazine described at the time as “a devastatingly ironic example of petropower,” Col. Muammar Gaddafi instructed his Libyan Arab Foreign Bank to invest some $415m into the Italian automaker, giving it a stake that would eventually grow to some 14 percent of the firm’s equity. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/bizzareweird/43059-the-mystery-of-the-fiat-gaddafi-connectionBack in 1976, the Italian automaker Fiat had been badly battered by a global energy... more
BAMAKO – DESERT rebels have launched a revolutionary war in the Sahara. The fight for a free Azawad has turned into an armed conflict after brutal attacks on the population by the US-backed state of Mali. WITH the liberation of Timbuktu, rebels have proclaimed an astonishing victory in the Sahara Desert. The political bureau of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (Mouvement National De Liberation de l'Azawad - MNLA) issued a statement on Sunday April 1 speaking of an unprecedented day in the history of its peopl - 'Following the complete liberation of the Azawad territory and given the strong wish of the international community … the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) has unilaterally declared the end of its military operations as of midnight Thursday, April 5' -------- http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/recent-news/43058-tuaregs-azawad-declaresd-victoryBAMAKO – DESERT rebels have launched a revolutionary war in the Sahara. The... more
In the early days of Libya’s uprising, our researchers discovered a serious threat to civilians and a clear human rights violation — the use of landmines by Gaddafi’s forces.In the early days of Libya’s uprising, our researchers discovered a serious... more
The northeast Libyan town of Tawergha, formerly home to about 40,000 people, is now a “ghost town” after intense fighting last year ended in the city’s capture and the total displacement of its population. oday, Tawergha is marked by scores of empty buildings and houses, many of which are either burnt out or reduced to rubble. NATO airstrikes on pro-Gaddafi strongholds devastated much of the city during the battle of Tawergha in August 2011. Rebel militias explained that a number of houses in the town were used by Gaddafi loyalists to stock heavy weapons and artillery and that citizens of Tawergha were used as human shields during the conflict ------- http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/recent-news/43053-libya-tawergha-city-of-former-slaves-no-longer-exists-ethnic-cleansing-and-genocideThe northeast Libyan town of Tawergha, formerly home to about 40,000 people, is now a... more
Where is the Liberal Outrage?... if Bush was doing this the left would be up in arms... :/ Just goes to show there is no Left or Right there is only Power and Peons... :(
http://youtu.be/_9DE0ON_UzoWhere is the Liberal Outrage?... if Bush was doing this the left would be up in... more
By David Edwards
Thursday, February 23, 2012 16:54 EST
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that President Barack Obama was “willing to jump in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood” and throw former dictator Hosni Mubarak “under the bus” during Egypt’s 2011 revolution.
Speaking to Fox News host Greta Van Susteren on Wednesday, the former Pennsylvania senator warned that the president had not done enough to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
“The main thing that has to be done is we need to do what President Obama was very willing to do in Egypt and Libya — but seems reticent to do in Syria and Iran, those two connected states — which is to support the pro-democracy movement in those countries,” Santorum explained. “The president was willing to jump in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya and in Egypt, but actually sided with Syria in this struggle by recognizing them as a government for the first time in many many years.”
“And of course during the elections in 2009 when the Green Revolution was sparked in Iran, he sided with [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad and the Mullahs. Again, if you are an enemy of the United States, you’re going to get very nice treatment from Obama. But if you’re a friend, you’re going to get thrown under the bus.”
As the crisis in Egypt was deepening early last January, the Obama administration admitted that there was a role in the country for the Muslim Brotherhood, the largest group opposing then-President Mubarak.
But White House spokesman Robert Gibbs also said a reformed government “has to include a whole host of important nonsecular actors that give Egypt a strong chance to continue to be [a] stable and reliable partner.”
Watch this video from Fox News’ On the Record, broadcast Feb. 23, 2012.
"Hmmm, Interesting, what do you folks make of this???"By David Edwards Thursday, February 23, 2012 16:54 EST Republican presidential... more